Invitation to be a Guest on my Podcast and have Your Book Featured on my Blog Simultaneously

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As authors, creative artists and entrepreneurs, we often find it hard to stand out above the constant chatter on thee internet. If that sounds like you, I’d like to help you boost the visibility of your brand. My name is Ann Harrison-Barnes and I run a podcast called Inspirational Journeys. On my podcast  I post solo episodes of value to my listeners, led by the Holy Spirit. I also talk to authors, creative artists and entrepreneurs who want to share their inspirational journeys with the world. If you’re interested in being a guest on my show, please send an email to annwrites75@gmail.com or fill out the form found at:

https://annwritesinspiration.com/contact.

Please be sure to leave Inspirational Journeys in the subject line of your email or in your comment on my contact form so that I can send you my interview framework.

If you’re launching a book, please let me know and I’ll send you my featured book questionnaire. I ask that you do this, so I can feature your book in the show notes blog post associated with the podcast

Thanks for listening to Inspirational Journeys and have a Blessed Day.

 

Podcast cover art photo provided by Nathan Anderson on Unsplash:

https://unsplash.com/@nathananderson

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An Announcement and a Fund-Raising Campaign to make my event a Sccess

On July 21, 2018 I am scheduled to appear at the Middle Georgia Indie Book Festival and I am excited for the opportunity to participate. For this to be a successful event I am respectfully requesting support by conducting a fund-raising campaign, and your support would be greatly appreciated. As a special thank you gift, I am giving copies of “Stories outside the Box” to anyone making donations toward the project. If you would like to support this campaign, you may do so in two ways. You can either visit http://www.ko-fi.com/annbarnes to “buy a coffee” for $3 or you can make a donation of any amount directly to my paypal account by visiting paypal.me/annHarrisonBarnes. Your support is much appreciated.

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Character conversation with Becca Martin from A Journey of Faith and Kelly Dobson from Inner Vision

Hello everyone in the blogosphere, Today I have a special post that doesn’t contain a podcast episode. That’s right, I’m doing another one of my character conversation/interviews. This time I have a special treat for you!

Becca Martin from A Journey of Faith, which is in the editing phase now, is joined by none other than Kelly Dobson from my previously published book, entitled Inner Vision. I’ll start us off, but I’m going to let them do most of the talking, so sit back and enjoy the show.

Ann: Hello ladies, what’s on your mind tonight?

Becca, I have something I want to share with Kelly, and this is the only place I can do it, since we’re from two different books.

Kelly: What’s up, Becca? I thought you were seeking the truth about your own past. How did you find your way into mine?

Becca, I got a message from the Holy Spirit that you needed to talk to me.

Kelly: Well, I do need to talk to someone, because this mystery is driving me batty!

Becca: What’s wrong with it?

Kelly: No one will give me any answers.

“Becca: Answers about what?

Ann: Becca, do you need me to fill you in?

“Becca, No, I want her to tell me the story.

Kelly: (sighs and shrugs) Well, a supposed nurse told me that I was in some sort of bad operation and a doctor comes in to examine me, but nobody will answer my questions. Dad doesn’t believe I recognize this place as something other than a hospital.

Becca: That’s the outer turmoil, what about how you feel inside?

Kelly: I’m so confused. I mean I was walking down by the lake, and the next thing I knew, I woke up in a strange place. I don’t know what happened or how I even got here. What does that tell you?

“Becca: This isn’t about me, it’s about more than you realize.

Kelly: What do you mean?

Becca: Think about it, there’s a lot you have to learn about yourself, before you can find out why you’re in that makeshift hospital. I suggest that you look deep inside your soul and pray for wisdom from God. He’s the only one who knows why He put you there.

Kelly: But what about this strange situation?

Becca: You don’t want to have the physical answers handed to you now, because you won’t learn to trust your journey and your process. These things take time, sweetie. Believe me, I know all about trusting the process. When I started this journey, I wanted to turn tail and run, but I couldn’t, because God wouldn’t let me. Besides, If I had, I wouldn’t make the discoveries I made along the way.

“Kelly, let me get this straight, you’re saying there’s more to this than my waking up in a strange hospital?

Becca: Yep, but I can’t tell you what. You’ll have to find the truth on your own.

Kelly: So, I need to dig deeper than the here and now? But what about the dreams I’m having?

Becca: It’s all part of the process, baby. A lot of my dreams haunted me for years, but now, my dreams are God’s way of guiding me through my own journey. Listen, sweetie. You got to trust God, trust your process and trust yourself.

Kelly: What will I learn?

Becca: A lot about yourself and deeper truths than you will, simply by demanding answers. The journey is the most important part of your story. I mean, the ending payoff is what readers and you want to see, but that’s the icing on the cake, it’s not about what’s waiting at the journey’s end, it’s all about how you find the answers to your burning questions. I got to go; Jason wants me to ride up to Sweet Water Park with him. Remember, trust God, your process and your heart. Love the process. (blows Kelly a kiss, before running out the door).

“Kelly: Oh well, there are no easy answers, so I got to start digging my way through the rubble. (Quietly slips out the door).

That brings us to the end of another riveting character conversation. Authors, tell your characters to trust their process. Until next time, happy reading and writing.
Blessings,
Ann

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Answering Questions…

If you want to learn more about Electric Eclectic books, here’s the post you’ll want to read

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Inspirational Journeys Presents: Special Guest Interview with Kathy C. Guerry

Today’s special guest is a nursing home care giver, turned author. Follow the links below to hear her incredible story and some of the amazing stories she shares from the perspectives of some of her former residents.
INSPIRATIONAL JOURNEYS PRESENTS!

SPECIAL GUEST INTERVIEW WITH KATHY C. GUERRY!
Hello:
I’m proud to announce the following guest for your listening pleasure.
Please be sure to read onward after the following message to learn how you can be my guest here on INSPIRATIONAL JOURNEYS.
Thanks for listening and do write to let me and my guest know what you thought of this presentation.

WHO?
KATHY C. GUERRY
WHEN?
Monday January 20, 2020
WHERE?
YouTube:

Podcast

MORE ABOUT GUEST AUTHOR KATHY C. GUERRY…

Kathy C. Guerry’s nursing career spans over three decades in varied specialties, including geriatrics. She is active in women’s ministries as a speaker, teacher, mentor and writer. She has published devotional articles and special interest columns in various magazines and newspapers. Kathy and her husband are enjoying life in South Carolina on their small farm.

Kathy’s book is entitled Grace at the finish line: Recollections from a nursing home caregiver

Description:
In a stage of life that is usually devalued,

these stories from the nursing home remind us that all life is sacred and every moment is a gift. In Grace at the Finish Line, Kathy has found a way to keep the memories of her friends alive by sharing their stories—stories of compassion, struggle, grace, and magic in the mundane.

Purchase link:

Excerpts:

From page 42: Ms. Gertie had no tolerance for whining and she enjoyed taunting other residents who continually complained. When she wanted something, she would yell curse words and threats. Luckily for us, the 3 nurses she aimed her fists at happened to be the fastest gals on our unit. In another stroke of good luck, we found and confiscated the knife under her pillow before she tried to use it. Overall her transition went pretty well…we soon found the way to her heart with coffee and sweet snacks. I am not above bribing folks with food when the situation warrants it.

from page 57: Then there was an obstinate elderly man who was known for being oppositional. One day he suffered a fainting episode. Sally, Dell and I rushed to his room to revive him. After a few moments, his eyes fluttered slightly but he would not respond to our questioning. Sally gently shook his arm and shouted, “Mr. Gregg, Mr. Gregg, can you hear me?” Without moving or opening his eyes, Mr. Gregg said clearly, “No!”

Visit Kathy’s blog at:
http://www.kathycguerry.com/p/welcome.html

And connect with her on Facebook at:
https://www.facebook.com/bookaddict/
BE A GUEST…

As authors, creative artists and entrepreneurs, we often find it hard to stand out above the constant chatter on the internet. If that sounds like you, I’d like to help you boost the visibility of your brand. My name is Ann Harrison-Barnes and I run a podcast called Inspirational Journeys. On my podcast I post solo episodes of value to my listeners, led by the Holy Spirit. I also talk to authors, creative artists and entrepreneurs who want to share their inspirational journeys with the world. If you’re interested in being a guest on my show, please send an email to annwrites75@gmail.com with “Inspirational Journeys” in the subject line, message me on social media, or fill out the contact form below.
Thanks for listening to Inspirational Journeys and have a Blessed Day.

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Inspirational Journeys Presents: Weekend Wrap Up and Blurb Tips

Hello everyone in the blogosphere:

In today’s weekend wrap up, I talk about the goals I’ve accomplished this weekend and I share some tips for writing blurbs for your fiction. I’ll break down the notes to ponder here, but I go over them in greater detail in the podcast episode. Your Blurb elements are as follows:

* Name your main character(s).
* Briefly describe your setting.
* Name the problem your characters face.
* Provide questions to make your potential readers want more.

To hear today’s episode, visit the following link:

If you’d like to be a guest on Inspirational Journeys, you can do one of three things: Send an email to annwrites75@gmail.com with “Inspirational Journeys” in the subject line, message me on social media with your name, email address and whether you’re an author, creative artist or an entrepreneur at:
https://www.facebook.com/annwritesinspiration

Or fill out the contact form below.
Blessings,
Ann

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If you’d like to subscribe to my mailing list and receive news and updates about my author journey, new releases and upcoming events, you may do so in one of two ways.

Send a blank email to annwrites75@gmail.com with “newsletter subscription” in the subject line, or fill out the contact form below with “Newsletter Subscription” in the comments section, and I’ll be sure to add you to my database. When you subscribe, you’ll receive a free short story as my way of saying “thanks” for being a member of my tribe.

Here’s my latest newsletter for your reading pleasure. Happy reading!

January 2020 news and updates

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Song of the day: Give me a Good Song by Marie Osmond

Here’s a song that energizes me when I’m feeling down. Enjoy!

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