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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Inspirational Journeys Presents: Special Guest Interview with Mary Rodman

Today’s special guest is a farm girl, a motivational speaker and an author of a daily devotional series. Continue reading to learn more.

INSPIRATIONAL JOURNEYS PRESENTS!


SPECIAL GUEST INTERVIEW WITH MARY RODMAN!
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?
Mary Rodman
WHEN?
Monday July 22, 2019
WHERE?
YouTube:

Podcast:

MORE ABOUT GUEST AUTHOR MARY RODMAN…

Mary resides in Radnor, Ohio with her husband, Jim. Together they enjoy family, friends, farm life, and vacations. She is a farm girl at heart who discovered her niche as a Christian author and Christian speaker. She is the author of the Bloom Devotional Book Series which includes Bloom Where You’re Planted, and #1 New Release Amazon Best Seller, Live Life in Full Bloom. Her devotional books are filled with flickers of laughter and moments of tears as you relate to her daily life with Jesus. Her unique style of writing intertwines the gospel with life stories as she turns your path of the mundane and the mayhem into extraordinary living with Christ.
She is an active member of the Central Ohio Emmaus Community and her local church. Her greatest joy is helping others cultivate and grow their relationship with Christ.

As a speaker, Mary provides insights from her own life and challenges you to live an extraordinary life for Jesus. Her topics range from a season of grief where she made “Something out of Nothing” to “Bloom Where You’re Planted” where she shares how to BLOOM through all of life’s circumstances. Book Mary for your next event at maryrodman.com/speaking and learn more about her weekend retreat, “Who Are You? Discover the woman God created you to be.”

Her Bloom Daily Devotional Series includes the following titles:

Book 1 – Bloom Where You’re Planted released in October 2016

Book 2 – Live Life in Full Bloom

Description:
Bloom: A flower, especially one cultivated for its beauty.
Use these devotions to discover a renewed awareness of Jesus in your life. Through her words, Mary will remind you to BLOOM in all of life’s situations. Experience the joy of seeing God daily and transform your life into extraordinary living with Jesus.

God calls us to be a beautiful flower in the mundane and the mayhem of life. Mary challenges you to look past the tragedies in your life, your humdrum routines and your daily chaos to see Christ. These devotions point to His presence in every part of our lives, when we simply take the time to notice.

Rediscover the awe of God’s creation of the white iris and be humbled by the hidden blessings that can be found through tragedy as you join Mary on this journey.

The phrase “remember the toilet” will become a reminder to look at the positive side of an ungrateful person or a challenging situation in your life.

Chuckle as Mary shares her rotisserie experience at the sleep clinic, and how she was humbly reminded of the blessings in her life which she had taken for granted.

Purchase link:
http://www.maryrodman.com/shop

Excerpt:
So here’s what I want you to do, God helping you: Take your everyday, ordinary life—your sleeping, eating, going-to-work, and walking-around life—and place it before God as an offering. Embracing what God does for you is the best thing you can do for him. Don’t become so well-adjusted to your culture that you fit into it without even thinking. Instead, fix your attention on God. You’ll be changed from the inside out. Readily recognize what he wants from you, and quickly respond to it. Unlike the culture around you, always dragging you down to its level of immaturity, God brings the best out of you, develops well-formed maturity in you. Romans 12:1-2 (MSG)

I visited a different church Sunday and the pastor closed with the scripture above. I am familiar with this passage of scripture but not from The Message. As I followed along, I highlighted the reference so I could focus on it later. As I reread the passage again it occurred to me, the reason this scripture spoke to my heart is because it is the theme of my books! Bloom! Stop what you are doing—the daily grind—and focus on God.
Often times we walk through life in a blur. Our daily lives become routine. You brush your teeth, grab your coffee, and drive to work. Routine is good, but look beyond your routine for the aspects of God. He is everywhere, every day. He is even with you in the dull daily routine. He doesn’t want your life to feel monotonous. He wants you to feel alive.
The next time you brush your teeth, thank God for the toothpaste on your brush. Thank Him for the job (whether you like it or not) which provides the money to purchase your toothpaste. Are you stuck in traffic? Take a look around. Do the other drivers look happy, sad, frustrated? Rather than post the traffic jam on social media, say a prayer for them as you patiently wait. Is there a long line at the coffee shop? Have some fun, pay it forward and purchase for the car behind you.
Rather than constantly asking God, “What do you want me to do?” Get involved where you are—BLOOM today. God isn’t waiting for you to go on a mission trip to Zimbabwe. He wants to use you at this current moment in your life and in your current circumstances. Include God in your day to day, routine, humdrum, life because, “If you are faithful in little things, you will be faithful in large ones (Luke 16:10a).”
By all means have hopes and dreams to serve God in big ways. I believe He desires for us to grow and plan for the future, but He also expects us to accept our current situations and see Him in the small pieces of life.
God wants you to be patient and focus on Him, so you will learn to bloom. Once you begin to see God the small parts of your life, you will find yourself able to Live Life in Full Bloom! When you live this way, when you understand God is with you all of the time: “You’ll be changed from the inside out.” You will begin to grow and serve in ways you can’t even imagine. Amen!

Connect with Mary at the following links:
Website:

Home

amazon.com/author/mrsmaryrodman

Twitter:

LinkedIn:
https://www.linkedin.com/in/mrsmaryrodman/

Pinterest:

Instagram:
https://www.instagram.com/mrsmaryrodman/

GoodReads:
https://www.goodreads.com/author/show/16036691.Mary_Rodman

Mary’s resources:
One of a kind book covers and great customer service at https://selfpubbookcovers.com

Legacy Lane Publishing…Diane is not only a publisher, she is a teacher of how to self publish. And now…she is a great friend.
https://legacylanepublishing.com

Free pictures available. I used their resources to build free giveaway downloads, email blasts, etc.
https://pixabay.com

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 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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Kristi Bridges interviews Yours Truly for her 1 Moment Wiser podcast

Hello everyone in the blogosphere,
Today I have a special treat for you. If you listened to or watched my interview with Kristi Bridges on the Inspirational Journeys podcast, you won’t want to miss the interview she conducted with me for her 1 Moment Wiser podcast. Here’s the blog post with all the important links to the podcast episodes and some earlier blog posts that I published as show notes for my podcast and the link to the podcast itself.
I hope you enjoy this three part interview. Have a blessed day.
http://1momentwiser.com/the-insightful-ann-harrison-barnes/

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Inspirational Journeys Presents: Special Guest Interview with Dyane Ford

My guest for today’s podcast interview is a published author, freelance editor and the founder of the Christian Creative Nexus blog and the Lost Pen Magazine. Continue reading to learn more.

INSPIRATIONAL JOURNEYS PRESENTS!

DYANE FORDE!

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?
Dyane Forde
WHEN?
Friday July 19, 2019
WHERE?
YouTube:

Podcast:

MORE ABOUT GUEST AUTHOR Dyane Forde…

Forde’s love of writing began with an early interest in reading and of words in general. She is a self-published author, founder of the Lost Pen Magazine, a digital Christian art and lit publication, the founder of the Christian Creative Nexus, an online support and promotional resource for Christian creatives, and the founder of Focus Writing Services, a freelance writing and editing service. Her short stories, flash fiction, poems, articles, interviews, guest posts, and devotionals have appeared in various magazines, blogs, and anthologies.
Her publications include:


– Lost Pen Magazine

Description:
Lost Pen Magazine features God-centred pieces from international creatives seeking to glorify the Master Creator. We do this by using our gifts and talents to share His message of love and grace with the world. The theme for the first edition was deep unto deep, inspired by Psalm 42:7.

Subscription links:
Issuu:
https://issuu.com/dyaneforde/docs/lpm_june_2_2019
– Mailchimp PDF:
https://mailchi.mp/f4dac6ee4268/lostpenmagazine

– Rise of the Papilion trilogy: The Purple Morrow, Wolf’s Bane, Berserker

Book Descriptions:

Book 1: The Purple Morrow:
The Rovers were sent to decimate the Southernlands. Instead, they awoke its savior.

Ten years have passed since the Rover army tore through the Southernlands, leaving behind a trail of devastation and death. Most believed the attacks were random acts of brutality. The wise, however, knew the truth: the Rovers sought to destroy the one thing powerful enough to thwart their conquest. They were searching for the Papilion.

A new commander, bent on completing the mission left unfinished by his predecessors, leads the Rovers back into the Southernlands. Fierce and determined, he comes armed with a precious artifact and a secret purpose.

While the Southernlands reel under the new terror, the Purple Morrow, a harbinger of hope, appears to Jeru, an unsuspecting and solitary clan hunter. Finding himself enmeshed in a series of incredible events beyond his control, Jeru is compelled to take the first steps towards discovering his ultimate destiny.

Book 2: Wolf’s Bane:
The Purple Morrow is destroyed. However, its promise endures in the form of a champion, mankind’s only hope against the destruction spawned by an ancient, sinister evil.

The Rovers have invaded the Southernlands, sending its inhabitants fleeing for respite. Waylaid in a defunct desert town, and reeling from revelations about his past, a powerful, emerging evil lures Kelen to seek vengeance. Though he resists, Kelen soon learns that the Shadow Man will not relent until a terrible, ancient claim is fulfilled.

As Marathana quails under the burgeoning darkness, Jeru’s clan looks to him to lead. Jeru, however, knows his path lies elsewhere. Leaving everything behind, he braves the Badlands, a hellish desertland only the hardiest dare tread, to awaken the latent spirit of the Papilion within him. Jeru learns much in that place of desolation, including one truth which could turn destiny on its head. Now more than ever, Kelen, the Wolf of the North, threatens everything he holds dear. Jeru must choose: save the people he loves, or sacrifice them to save Marathana.

Book 3: Berserker:
“Love…can destroy, it can build, or it can do both at once…”

With the Papilion’s whereabouts unknown, the Shadow pursues its plan for Marathana’s destruction. In control of the Northern tribes and strengthened by allies in the Deep Southernlands, the Shadow prepares to unleash its ultimate weapon, the berserker.

Jeru’s sudden reappearance reveals the presence of a powerful, new will at work. Blessed by the Lightbearer and supported by a ragtag group of survivors and unexpected allies, Jeru prepares to lead the small army into enemy territory.

As war breaks, Kelen and Jeru clash one last time. One seeks to destroy, the other to save. The strongest will prevail, sealing Marathana’s ultimate fate.

Purchase link:
https://www.amazon.com/gp/product/B074CK5SCY/?ie=UTF8&redirect=true&ref_=series_rw_dp_sw

Connect with Dyane at the following links:
Websites:
– Focus Writing Services (FWS): https://www.fordewriting.com.
– Christian Creative Nexus (CCN): https://www.deliatalent.wordpress.com.

Facebook Pages:
– DyaneFordeWriter: https://www.facebook.com/FocusWritingServices/
– Christian Creative Nexus: https://www.facebook.com/ChristianCreativeNexus/
– Lost Pen Magazine: https://www.facebook.com/LostPenMag/

Twitter:
– (FWS) https://twitter.com/PurpleMorrow
– (CCN) https://twitter.com/DeliaTalent

Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/christian.creative.nexus/

LinkedIn: https://www.linkedin.com/in/dyane-forde-a52a8b7b/

Goodreads: https://www.goodreads.com/user/show/11441024-dyane-forde

Email:
– FWS: fwritingservices@gmail.com
– CCM: deliatalent@gmail.com

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 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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Fanfiction Feature: Part 2

If you read Yesterday’s post, you’ll love this one. Here’s part 2, which contains an excerpt of Monica Street’s fan fiction.

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Fanfiction and Faith: God Can Use ALL Things

Here is proof that #Fantasy and #FanFiction can be and are to this day, written for the glory of God.

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Inspirational Journeys Presents: Book Review of Cassandra and the Cowboy by Janine Mick Wills

Hello everyone in the blogosphere, Today I have a special treat for you. I am reprising a book feature from a blog post I did on July 9, 2019. However, instead of an interview, I will link my book review of the featured novel below.

Book Title:

Cassandra and the Cowboy: Texas Treasures book 1

Written by Janine Mick Wills

Book description:

Cassandra Pickett is one prayer away from giving up on God. The tragic death of her father and the devastating results of the Great Drought of 1886 have centered the family ranch, the Triple P, in the crosshairs of the Goose Neck Ridge Bank of Texas. Desperate to save the Triple P, Cassandra sees only one option: marriage to Phillip Brigham, her neighbor and local cattle baron, who promises to repay her father’s loan. When the enigmatic Matt Atkins shows up looking for a job, Cassandra wonders if the cowboy could be the answer to her prayer instead. As they work side by side, Cassandra’s feelings for Matt deepen, and she envisions the possibility of marrying for love and not out of necessity. But her dreams are shattered when she discovers Matt harbors a hidden agenda for the Triple P. Will Cassandra have to turn to Phillip after all, or will God take the shards of her broken dreams and create something far beyond what she could ever hope for?

Purchase link:
Available in Kindle and paperback

To hear my audio book review, listen to the most recent episode of my podcast: Book review of Cassandra and the cowboy by Janine Mick wills

About the author:

As far back as she can remember, Janine Mick Wills, a native of Columbus, Ohio, has loved the Lord and the written word. A former pastor’s wife, she now resides in South Carolina with her retired Air Force husband, where she heads the ladies’ ministry at her church and fills every spare minute writing for the glory of God. Janine considers a Child of the King to be her most important title, but she also enjoys being called a wife, a mom, and a mamaw to seven grandchildren.

Connect with Janine at the following links:
janinemickwills.com
Janine Mick Wills – Writing for the Glory of God (Facebook)
Janine Mick Wills – Author (Twitter)
Janine Mick Wills – Author/Writer (Pinterest)

Calls to action:

Be a Guest on Inspirational Journeys:

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 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

Support this Podcast:
Thanks for supporting my Inspirational Journeys Podcast. My purpose is to provide a platform for authors, creative artists and entrepreneurs to share their stories with the world, while providing solo episodes filled with book reviews, writing tips and encouragement for aspiring authors to achieve their writing goals and become successful authors. By visiting the following link:

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Voice Messages from Anywhere:

If you’ve got a question about writing or for me personally, want to leave feedback on something you’ve heard about on Inspirational Journeys, or you have suggestions for a future episode, there’s a new way you can connect with me! Yep, that’s right, you can leave me a voice message that may appear as audio on a future episode. You can leave a voice message from wherever you’re listening by visiting the following link:

Want to get your hands on my books at a discounted price? Smashwords is having their Summer/Winter sale, depending on where you’re located in the world. All four of my books: A journey of Faith: A Stepping Stones Mystery, Inner Vision: An Electric Eclectic Book: Maggie’s Gravy Train Adventure: An Electric Eclectic Book and Stories Outside the Box: An Electric Eclectic Book are all on sale for half price. You read right, you can get your copies of these books for $2.00 each until July 31st at:
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Coupon codes available at checkout.

Until next time, happy reading and writing, and have a Blessed day!

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Dear God, Please Take Care of Rambo – My First Children’s Book Released Today!

I plan to get this book for the kids in my family.

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