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The Reader Comes First

I sat across from my client in a busy coffee shop. The table was littered with papers and notebooks, laptops and coffee cups. An ordinary meeting on an ordinary day until I decided to put my stake in the ground and my contract with my client on the line. The reader comes first. Always. She argued her point well, that her …

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How Authors Make Money

I hate to burst your bubble but… Book sales are NOT your end goal. The reality is that it takes a while before writing, publishing, and book sales accumulate enough traction to be as profitable as the Brené Browns and Glennon Doyles of the world. In the meantime, being a published author is an admission ticket and a statement of …

3 Things Stopping You from Writing and Finishing Your Book

Who am I to write a book? First things first, let’s address the crazy-making mind chatter we all live with every day. Over the last ten years, I have heard that voice in your head called many things: the ego, the inner critic, gremlins, Resistance, the saboteur voice, the itty-bitty-shitty-committee, and the monkey mind. Great books have been written about …

Are You a Thought Leader?

At the end of June, less than a month after my mom died unexpectedly, I was asked to give an inspirational talk. It’s hard to think of anything inspirational when you are sitting shattered and vulnerable in the valley of despair. I decided to talk about sitting in that valley and the value of honoring my pain. I shared my …

Multiple Author Books: Yeah or Nay?

  Sometimes called anthologies, or compilations, multiple author books can be a great way to get a taste of the publishing world and a fast track to calling yourself a published author. However, not all projects are created equal. Here’s what you need to consider if you are asked to be part of a multi-author book. Platform An anthology, like …