With the new year comes new writing goals! Have you ever wondered how some people are able to crank out book after book without much trouble, while you sit staring at a blank page stuck with writer's block? You are
Author: Annmarie M. Roberts Genre: Contemporary Christian Fiction – Romance Release date: July 13, 2021 Would you trade fame for privacy? Movie star Maggie Malone has a glamorous lifestyle with everything money can buy—except privacy. Hounded by the paparazzi
Authors: Brenda S. Anderson & Sarah S Anderson Genre: Christian Women’s Fiction Release date: December 1, 2021 How do you persevere when you have no more will to fight? Jennifer and Chad Taylor had dreamed of opening a coffee and
Author: Rebekah Jones. Book: The Lost Dutchman's Secret Genre: Christian Historical Mystery, Fairytale retelling Release date: November 2, 2021 There’s a deadly secret in them thar hills—and gold, or so they say. Deeply in debt to a wealthy local, Charles
Author: Donna Wyland Genre: Picture Book Release date: Fall 2021 ‘Twas the Night Before Jesus is a beautifully illustrated picture book that introduces children to the life of Jesus and God’s promise of an eternal home in heaven. As the
For many of us, the act of forgiveness does not come easily. And asking for forgiveness sometimes comes even harder. Why is forgiveness so difficult? Because of pride. We’re either too prideful to ask for forgiveness, as that would require
Are you interested in learning more about book promotion? The founder of Celebrate Lit, Sandra Barela, joins us to talk about book marketing and publicity services necessary to aid authors in reaching readers. More about Sandra: Sandra received a master's
About the Book Author: D.L. Wood Genre: Christian Suspense/Romantic Suspense Release date: October 21, 2021 A hundred-year-old secret might be the cause of and the key to solving a murder. Jack and Chloe Bartholomew just wanted a romantic second honeymoon
Book: Carmen's Journey of Courage Who says you can't begin a new career after middle age? Certainly not Susan K. Beatty. Susan is proof that you can start a fiction-writing career at any age. Susan is a professional writer and
Episode 28 was formatted as a question and answer podcast. Looking for a job is complex and you probably have questions about writing a resume, drafting a cover letter, networking, interviewing, and more. If you are seeking answers to those
In Episode 27, Melanie and I talk about how to create a résumé that gets you hired. It's all about putting your professional story to paper in a way that demonstrates your worth to a potential employer. Don't sabotage your
About the Book Author: Jerusha Agen Genre: Christian Romantic Suspense Release date: May 25, 2021 It’s up to a K-9 handler and her canine partner to stop a bomber before it’s too late. Someone’s planting explosives on dams in
About the Book Author: Sara Davison Genre: Romantic Suspense Release date: August 4, 2021 Everything he has built his life and future on has been torn away. Cash McCall has loved Dr. Renee Dawson for half his life. Although they’ve
In Episode 26, I talk about the importance of creating a visually appealing resume. In today's modern job market you have 6 seconds to sell yourself. A boring resume will not cut it. Tune in to learn some simple formatting
About the Book Book: Personal Threat Author: Kimberly Rose Johnson Genre: Romantic Suspense, Christmas Release date: September 21, 2021 Bodyguard Sally Wilson has become the target. Can she save her own life as well as her daughter’s? Christmas is supposed
Today's politically charged and fear-drenched climate has brought out the worst in people. I don't think I am telling anyone anything they don't know when I say that. It has become a "we vs. them" atmosphere where any difference
In this episode, Melanie and I discuss book marketing strategies you can use to promote your books to the right audience! If you are an author trying to figure out how to find your readers then you are definitely going
About the Book Carmen’s Journey of Courage Author: Susan K Beatty Genre: Christian Women’s Fiction Release date: September 14, 2021 Truly the odd woman out, Army weapons expert Carmen belongs to a family where PhDs are almost a second surname.
If you’ve ever been to a Christian wedding in America, it’s highly probable that you’ve heard the famous Bible verses on love. 1 Corinthians 13:4-6 (CEB) says, “Love is patient, love is kind, it isn’t jealous, it doesn’t brag, it
About the Book Book: A Warrior’s Heart Author: Misty M. Beller Genre: Christian Historical Romance Release date: August 31, 2021 Brielle Durand still feels haunted by the massacre that killed her mother a dozen years before. Vowing to never
About the Book Book: 5-Star Life Author: Britney Ruby Miller Genre: Self-Help, Inspirational Release date: August 20, 2021 Britney Ruby Miller has faced overwhelming obstacles in her life—extreme challenges to her faith, her family, her marriage, and her business. Each
About the Book Author: Cynthia Roemer Genre: Historical Romance Release date: August 3, 2021 The war brought them together – Would it also tear them apart? While en route to aid Confederate soldiers injured in battle near her home,
Education Everywhere! In this episode, Melanie and I discuss the importance of education. There are many ways to educate yourself to excel and it doesn't always require going back to school for that coveted degree. Tune in and we will
Words Have Power All throughout scripture, emphasis is put on words. The entire universe was created when God simply spoke. While our words can’t create entire universes, they do carry a lot of power. Proverbs 18:21 tells us, “Death and
In this episode of the Your Story Within podcast, special guest, William "Bill" Kieffer, joined me on the show. Bill is the author of the book Military Career Transition. He is also a U.S. Army Veteran and a successful entrepreneur.
Framed for her boss's murder, Sarah Peterson is on the run—with only her boss's loyal husky, Buzz, for protection. To clear her name and keep her safe, she must rely on her ex-fiancé, former detective Colton Hawk. The police aren't the only ones searching for Sarah and the brave dog…the real killer is on the hunt, determined to silence them for good.
Why do I need a book editor? With the myriad of resources available to new authors, it’s easy to think that you don’t need a book editor. But that is a rookie mistake, and I’ll tell you why. Book editors,
In this episode of the Your Story Within podcast, Melanie and I discuss the importance of balance. Balancing your work and personal life will likely vary on different days of the week or varying seasons. You’ll know you’re succeeding when
In Episode 20 of “Your Story Within Podcast,” Special Guest Christal Marshall, a serial entrepreneur, joined me to talk about the importance of creating your own opportunities. Christal is a photographer, an author, an educator, and the founder of several
In Episode 19 of “Your Story Within Podcast,” Special Guest Host Melanie Lemus told us how to get an education without a degree! How you may be wondering??? Through cheap and free book resources! Whether you are a traditional hardcopy/paperback
In Episode 18 of “Your Story Within Podcast,” Special Guest Host Melanie and I offered career advice for high school students based on my book of the same name. We discussed early experience opportunities to stand out, i.e. community service,
In this episode of “Your Story Within Podcast”, Dave Chesson joins us. Dave is the guy behind Kindlepreneur.com, a website devoted to teaching authors about book marketing. Recommended by Amazon KDP as the place where you can learn how to “optimize
In this episode of "Your Story Within Podcast", Dianna Good Sky joins us. Dianna is a best-selling Native American Indian Author and a retired U.S. Navy veteran. She wrote a fantastic book called, Warrior Spirit Rising. The book is a
In Episode 15 of “Your Story Within Podcast” as part of May’s Ask a Military Author series, two experts, Sebastian Cimpoes, a former Army Ranger who wrote the book, Call of the Warrior, and Air Force Officer, Dr. Michael A.
Job seekers, this week we are learning "What Companies Want" when it comes to finding the perfect candidate for a position. You are going to love the advice they give for helping you stand out against the competition! In Episode
In Episode 13 of “Your Story Within Podcast,” I was joined by special guests, Thomas Powner, owner of Career Thinker, and Annette Richmond, owner of Career Intelligence as part of April’s Ask an Expert series. The episode focused on LinkedIn
In Episode 12 of “Your Story Within Podcast,” I was joined by special co-host Melanie Lemus, and special guest, Anne Barnwell as part of April’s Ask an Expert series. The episode was dedicated to the importance of crafting an effective
In Episode 11 of “Your Story Within Podcast,” I was joined by special guest, Ruth Sternberg as part of April's Ask an Expert series. Ruth discussed the job search and how to get motivated for it. Watch the video podcast
In Episode 10 of “Your Story Within Podcast,” I was joined by my resident editor, Melanie, to discuss the importance of editing for self-published authors. Watch the video podcast to learn some tips and tricks for self-editing your manuscript. You
In Episode 9 of "Your Story Within Podcast," I shared seven author tools that I think you will find super helpful as an author. Watch the video podcast to learn more about those seven tools and how they work! Click
In Episode 8 of "Your Story Within Podcast," Special Guest Damon Courtney and I discussed the great tool he created for authors called BookFunnel. Trust me, friends, this tool is essential to your author business. Watch the video podcast to
In Episode 7 of "Your Story Within Podcast," Special Guest Host Melanie and I discussed branding and the importance of creating Brand YOU! Personal branding sets you apart and helps people get a feel for what to expect from you.
In Episode 6 of "Your Story Within Podcast," we were joined by Special Guest, Kathleen Sweeney from Book Brush where we featured an EXCELLENT tutorial from Kathleen Sweeney on all the incredible features that Book Brush offers to authors. It
Why is reading important? We've all heard that we can gain wisdom from the mistakes of others. But I would venture to say that a wise person can also learn from the adventures of others. We can find many
In Episode 5 of "Your Story Within Podcast," we were joined by Award-Winning Mystery and Suspense Author, Christy Barritt. Christy has written 112 books and has sold 2.7 million copies. Also, two of her novels are currently optioned by Hollywood.
In Episode 4 of "Your Story Within Podcast," we were joined by Special Guest Host, Melanie Lemus from Vision to Purpose, to discuss the topic of procrastination. Watch the video podcast to learn more about procrastination and how to stop
In Episode 3 of "Your Story Within Podcast," we were joined by Special Guest, Crystal Calhoun from Made to Be Unique, to discuss the importance of presenting a professional image online. Watch the video podcast to learn expert advice from
In Episode 2 of "Your Story Within Podcast," we were joined by our Guest Host Melanie Lemus from Vision to Purpose, to discuss the very important topic of goals. The best goals are designed using the SMART approach. Watch the
Great discussion with Laura Hatcher, a fabulous photographer who shared the importance of having professional pictures to tell your story. Whether you are a professional seeking a new job or a promotion, or an author launching a new book, getting
Pandemic Uncertainty Are we really in the last week of 2020? It seems strange to think that on Friday, we cross over to a new year. Truthfully, I do not really know what to make of 2020. The Pandemic brought
So, You Want to Write a Book As a recently published author, I know what it feels like to have the desire to write a book but not know where to start. I envisioned writing a book for years but couldn't seem to
Author: Annmarie M. Roberts Genre: Contemporary Christian Fiction – Romance Release date: July 13, 2021 Would you trade fame for privacy? Movie star Maggie Malone has a glamorous lifestyle with everything money can buy—except
Authors: Brenda S. Anderson & Sarah S Anderson Genre: Christian Women’s Fiction Release date: December 1, 2021 How do you persevere when you have no more will to fight? Jennifer and Chad Taylor had dreamed
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