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Here are the resources Kori mentioned:
www.sumome.com - Easily gather emails to build your list, create dynamic shqre buttons, use a heat map and page analyzer, and more. A bunch of free tools!
www.booklaunch.io - Book landing pages - Be sure to get the code from the Back Porch Writer website, so you can try the premium features. The basics are free.
www.lacbook.com - Marketing template for writers - Free tool
Finelines.org - Summer Writing Camp
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Cat Herzog began writing as a teen to have a way of dealing with a turbulent childhood, afraid someone might read what she journaled, she fictionalized it so no one would know she was talking about herself. Those stories turned into what would become The Key to Her Heart, but it would take another thirty years before she published The Key to Her Heart. Now she is working on the sequel Patrick's Rose.
About the book: The Key to Her Heart (The Heart of a Family Book 1)
As Anna's life spirals deeper into the abyss she doesn’t know how to escape, Patrick may be the only thing standing between her and complete destruction.
In her quest to achieve her dreams, Anna becomes a successful model in California in the early seventies and attracts the unwanted attention of powerful, ruthless, Matthew Wolffe, the eldest son of the fashion world’s biggest tycoon. His attention twists into a dark obsession-- Not just harming, but distributing abuse beyond Anna’s worst nightmares. Patrick Rueschel is the boy she left back home when she ran away. His love promises new life.
Between her dark secrets in California and her father’s vow of revenge on The Rueschel family years before when she was a teen, Anna realizes there is no way for Patrick to be part of her life.
As the stakes are driven ever higher, she must choose the dream she wants to pursue and what cost she is willing to pay. Meanwhile, Matthew plays a dangerous game of cat and mouse that threatens to find her no matter where she may run.
Is Patrick's love strong enough to save her? Or must she run away once more—and leave everything behind?
Stephen Childs was born in London, England in 1961. He is the eldest of four siblings. Stephen travelled to New Zealand with his parents in the early 1970s. Completing his education in New Zealand, Stephen took up work as an audio engineer in the film and television business. Although his career covered a wide range of activities, shooting historical drama series was one of his favourite roles. In 2013 he moved to Perth, Australia, with his wife and youngest son. His spare time is taken swimming, reading and walking along some of Perth's fabulous coastal walkways.
About the book: On Track For Murder
Travelling from England to Australia in the late nineteenth century, Abigail Sergeant and her brother,Bertrand, are looking forward to their new life. Leaving behind the prejudices that would likely have seen Bertrand committed to an institution before he reached adulthood, Abigail hopes their new life will offer freedom and security.But what awaits them on the shores of the Swan River dashes any prospects of a blissful life. A murder is committed and Abigail's family is thrown into turmoil. The evidence is damning. Only the guilty would be found standing over the body clutching the bloodied murder weapon. But something is not right.
Dalene Bickel, founder of Lasting Legacies, is a life story author, speaker, editor and self-publishing consultant who has written and published several privately commissioned biographies. Her personal writing has appeared in local and national publications, including the Chicken Soup for the Soul series, and she served as a panelist at the 2015 Biographers International Conference in Washington, DC. Dalene's blog and newsletter provide the resources and information individuals need to write their own stories, as well as interesting discussions on American culture. Subscribe to the newsletter and get the free Legacy Roadmap: A Beginner's Guide to Writing Life Story at www.lasting-legacies.net.
Twitter handle: @DaleneBickel
Now is the time. Not tomorrow or a week from now. Now is the time to decide who you are, who you want to be, and how to create the roadmap to get you there. This is episode three in our series: How to create the life you want.
Show host and author, Kori D. Miller, discusses how to use mental imagery, a.k.a. visualization, to set and achieve your goals. She'll recap RUMBA and talk a bit about habits. You won't leave without an assignment, so stayed tuned!
**** Due to an unexpected life event, Toby Downton won't be on the program today. ****
I'm sharing my top 10 tips for an aspiring author who really wants to build a career. What better person to get tips from than someone who dove into the deep end and started kicking?
Check out Back Porch Writer for detailed show notes.
Tamara started her academic career as a science geek, earned a degree in art, and, when she's not making quilts or herding cats, writes tense thrillers as Tamara Jones and the award-winning Dubric Byerly Mysteries series (Bantam Spectra), as Tamara Siler Jones. Despite the violent nature of her work, Tam's easygoing and friendly. Not sick or twisted at all. Honest. Tamara is represented by Laura Bradford at Bradford Literary Agency.
The dead are coming back. Ten naked people walk from a cemetery into artist Sean Casey's backyard: ten Spore People who used to be dead. One, Mindy, stays with Sean while trying to reclaim her life, but her ex would rather she return to her grave. Sean struggles to protect Mindy and other Spores while battling his recurring—and worsening—nightmares. Meanwhile, the media feeds a panicked frenzy that leads both the hopeful and hateful to Sean's front door. As the Spore fungus spreads, so does the fear. When mutilated children match Sean's nightmares, he realizes his own worst terror may be closer than he thinks.
TIP OF THE WEEK: Use Animoto to create cool book trailers. This and Tawe are my two favorite new tools!
A family physician, Patricia Kullberg, MD, MPH, devoted her career to serving persons living with physical, mental and addiction disorders at a clinic for the homeless. She has written many award-winning articles about health and medicine, but Girl in the River is her first novel. Kullberg and her husband live in Portland, Oregon, where she facilitates writing workshops for marginalized women and tends a large garden.
On the eve of World War II, Portland, Oregon, battles corruption as the city falls into the hands of gangsters. Newly orphaned, Mae Rose wanders the rain-stained streets alone, on the lam from a knife-wielding pimp and mustering her own worst impulses to survive. As Mae rises to power in Portland’s gritty sex industry, she’s pursued by a district attorney who seeks to snare her for more personal reasons. In the city’s smoky nightspots, the glamorous Dr. Ruth Barnett turns heads, but by day she operates a wildly successful abortion service. At war’s end, both Mae and Ruth are caught in the crosshairs of Portland’s anti-vice crusade. The women’s survival, as well as any chance at lasting love, depends on their allegiance to each other and their abilities to outsmart the cops and politicians who no longer protect them.
It's finally here! The 200th episode! This podcast is a fun gig. In fact, it's my favorite unpaid job so far. One of the best parts about it is being able to bring great guests to you wherever you happen to be. I also love learning about new tools and sharing my experiments with you.
Today, I'm inviting authors to promo their new or pre-released books for free! Live! You get about 30 seconds. I'll also share book info for a few authors who can't call into the program.
In between all of that, I'm going to talk about how habits can make or break you when you're creating the life you want.
Join me in the chat room or call into the show!
Should you write more than one book a year? How many should you write? If you write more than one book, does that automatically mean your writing sucks? Who decides what a "good" book is? How do you define success as an author?
These are some of the questions Kori will discuss on today's show.
Read the latest Author Earnings Report. There's good news if you're an indie author producing e-books even without an ISBN.
Quote of the day: The publishing world is very timid. Readers are much braver. - Kiran Desai, award-winning author of The Inheritance of Loss.
Help us celebrate our 200th episode on October 20th, 2015. Visit Back Porch Writer for more information.
The topic of discussion will be "WHY ARE WE SO HESITANT IN SUPPORTING THE MOVEMENT?". The current state of the Black community today is in SHAMBLES! We have a lot of people that scream "We want justice!", "Black lives matter!", etc. However, on numerous occasions, when the time comes to show support for our economic growth, there are CRICKETS CHIRPING!! Tonight, I would like to get down to the rationale behind this continuing problem among us! To tune in call 347-850-8030 press "1" to chime in with your thoughts. WE ARE REACHING CRITICAL MASS! IT'S TIME TO DEFUSE THE "BOMB"!!!!
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