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 interview with Jo Farnsworth

Hello everyone in the blogosphere,
Today I have a special character interview. Jo Farnsworth from A Journey of Faith, which I am updating during NaNoWriMo as we speak, wishes to share her words of wisdom with us. Take it away, Jo.

Jo: Hello everyone, Tonight I have some news for those of you who have read A Journey of Faith: A Stepping Stones Mystery. The story is changing in better ways, and in some ways that you don’t expect. I ain’t gonna spoil it for you, but I’m not the star of the show here. What I can tell you, is that you won’t see me in a paranormal light any more. I’ve said my peace early on. So Stay tuned as my author gets this book edited and rearranged for your reading pleasure.

Ann: Can you tell me how the book will end?

Jo, You’ll have to figure that out for yourself, I’m just the fictional bird singing the song. (Psst! I stole that from your friend’s podcast). Now, get back to work on my Becca’s story, because she’s still got a long way to go in her journey of faith and forgiveness.

Ann: I’m sorry I didn’t add you into the book sooner.

“Jo, You ain’t got nothin’ to be sorry fir. It wasn’t my place to step in the lime light until near the end of the book and you know it. Now, listen to Becca and her friends as the story continues to take shape. I’ll be watchin’ down on her and her brother and sister, and my sister and brother-in-law as they all travel down the road of life you’ve created for them.

“Thanks Jo. Keep us authors in your prayers.

Jo: Will do. She slipps out the door as I make way for the big finish of this book and the accompanying books in the series. Until next time, happy reading and writing. May God richly bless your hearts as you read these posts, as he has blessed me with the ability to write them.
Hugs,
Ann

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Testimony of Faith: Hold Her Hand

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Inspirational Journeys Presents: Special Guest Interview with Gabriel Rodriguez

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INSPIRATIONAL JOURNEYS PRESENTS!

Special Guest Interview with Gabriel Rodriguez!
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?
GABRIEL RODRIGUEZ
WHEN?
Saturday, November 9, 2019
WHERE?
YouTube:

Podcast:

MORE ABOUT GUEST SCREEN WRITER GABRIEL RODRIGUEZ…

Gabriel Rodriguez was born and raised in Miami, Florida in one of the first generations of Cuban immigrants. He received his undergrad in English from Florida International University (FIU), and a Masters in Motion Picture and Television from Arts Academy University (AA)U in San Francisco, after which, he moved to Los Angeles for three years. Gabriel currently lives and works in North Carolina as a high school English teacher.

Connect with Gabriel at the following links”

Website:
https://glrodriguez.com

Twitter:

Instagram;
http://www.instigram.com/GRodRaven

Subscribe to Gabriel’s podcast:

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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Cover Reveal for Origin of Shadow by D.M. Cain

I’m so excited to share with you the cover for D.M Cain’s upcoming release, Origin of Shadow! This novella is part of her epic, immersive fantasy series The Light and Shadow Chronicles. The series is centered upon a centuries-long war between two armies and each book focuses upon a character within the timeline. This novella gives the origin story of one of the armies – The Brotherhood of Shadow. The complementary novella entitled Genesis of Light is already available in ebook, paperback and audiobook.
The official release date for the book is 23rd November. In the meantime, if you haven’t read the others in the series yet you can get them here (though reading these first isn’t required to understand Origin of Shadow):

A Chronicle of Chaos – http://mybook.to/ChronicleofChaos
The Shield of Soren – http://mybook.to/ShieldofSoren
Genesis of Light – http://mybook.to/genesisoflight

Book Title: Origin of Shadow (A Light and Shadow Chronicles Novella)

Author: D.M. Cain

Publisher: Shadow City – A Next Chapter Imprint

Book Description

“Vincent Wilder.” The voice broke into his thoughts, everywhere and nowhere at once, deafening, yet somehow a whisper. “Are you ready to learn the truth?”

As heir to a notorious crime syndicate, sixteen-year-old Vincent Wilder is determined to live up to his father’s intimidating legacy, and expand his violent empire. The Wilders have terrorised the city of Pabell for decades and Vincent knows the business inside and out (and has dirtied his own hands more times than he dares to count.)
But no matter how ready he thinks he is, nothing could have prepared him for life at the helm. His father was a man of many things, but secrets wasn’t one of them, or so Vincent had thought. The deeper Vincent gets into his leadership role, the more terrifying and inexplicable skeletons he uncovers.
With the threat of a revolution, a mysterious and intrusive voice in his head, and a long-lost history he had known nothing about, is he really up to the challenge?

You’ve read the Children of Light’s origin story, now experience the same events from a different perspective with this prequel novella from The Light and Shadow Chronicles.

EXCERPT:

The ticking of the timepiece was far louder than it should have been. Every innocuous click of the hands reverberated around the room. Sixteen-year-old Vincent Wilder stood perfectly still, making sure his chin was raised and his expression stony. He tried to hide the fact that his fingers twitched nervously behind his back. This meeting needs to go off without a hitch. There’s so much resting on it. He made an effort to narrow his eyes and puff out his chest, hoping his young frame was imposing.
A single drop of sweat trickled down his forehead, running a sticky trail across his skin. He wanted to reach up and wipe it away, but didn’t dare draw attention to the fact he was perspiring. If they saw it, would they take it as a sign of weakness? So he did nothing and let the salty drop work its way down his forehead, running into his dark eyes. He blinked to clear the drop, but his vision blurred and his eyes itched. He could hold off no longer and was forced to swipe at his eyes with a hurried hand.
His eyesight cleared and he took the opportunity to glance down at the table and the people sat around it. A couple in their early forties sat on one side, close together, huddling for comfort. Their eyes were strong and defiant, the woman’s in particular. Her hands were flat on the tabletop, and she leaned forwards, speaking with determination.
The ashen-faced man beside her was silent. Despite the stony expression on his face, Vincent could see the man’s hands trembling.
Across from them sat Franco Wilder, Vincent’s father. Once, he had a thick shock of dark hair, long and wild, draped across his shoulders. That was how Vincent always pictured his father, but the figure that sat before him had changed drastically in the past few years. As soon as Franco’s hair had started thinning, he had shaved the lot, and the bald head made the most terrifying man Vincent had ever met even more intimidating.
Franco’s posture was rigid and unmoving, a coiled snake waiting to lunge. The dark eyes that had chastised Vincent since childhood were now zeroed in on the couple before him. His father’s fingers were locked together tightly, but Vincent knew that it would only take a split second for Franco to wrench the knife from his concealed thigh pouch. Vincent’s muscles too were primed, ready to propel him into a fight. Never relax around Franco Wilder. He’d learned that very young.

About the Author:

D.M. Cain is a dystopian and fantasy author working for Creativia Publishing. The Light and Shadow Chronicles series features a range of books which can be read in any order. The series instalments to date include A Chronicle of Chaos, The Shield of Soren and Genesis of Light.

Cain has released one stand-alone novel: The Phoenix Project, a psychological thriller set in a dystopian future. The Phoenix Project was the winner of the 2016 Kindle Book Review Sci-Fi novel Award.

Cain lives in Leicestershire, UK with her partner and two young children, and spends her time reading, writing, reviewing and indulging in geek culture (Marvel, Star Wars, Harry Potter, Final Fantasy).

LINKS

Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/DMCainauthor
Twitter: https://twitter.com/DMCain84
Amazon: http://www.amazon.com/author/dmcain
Mailing List: http://eepurl.com/XevZH
Website: http://www.dmcain84.com

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Inspirational Journeys Presents: NaNoWriMo Week 1

Welcome to week 1 of National Novel Writing Month (NaNoWriMo). In today’s podcast episode I share my writing/revising/rewriting progress and give you tips and encouragement to stay motivated during the rest of the month.

As for my word count so far, I’m at 4435 and I plan to get at least another thousand or so words in, before the day is over. Instead of adding the total number of words in my entire manuscript, I just count the words I’ve added, regardless of how many more I cut from the manuscript. I guess you could say that I’m a NaNoRebel, doing what some would call Cheeto-WriMo.

For the past two nights, I did some word sprints with a twitter friend and that’s how I got a lot of my words in. I find myself writing at night, for some reason during NaNoWriMo, but I won’t do that any other time of the year. However, I plan on getting some words in later this afternoon
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If you’d like to join me in some word sprints during the month, there are two ways you can do this. You can email me at annwrites75@gmail.com, or tag me on Twitter @annwrites75. If We’re doing word sprints, don’t forget to mention @NaNoWordSprints as well. Be sure to use the hash tag #nanocafe if you’d like to invite others to join us as we sprint to the NaNoWriMo finish line. If you’d like to add me as a buddy, my NaNoWriMo username is AnnWritesInspiration.

If you want to leave messages with your NaNoWriMo buddies, you may do so by visiting:
https://nanowrimo.org/nanomessages

Listen to my NaNoWriMo update, including tips and encouragement on my Inspirational Journeys podcast:

I’ve got to go, because I’ve got to get back to writing/editing/revising. You need to get some words in today, too, if you’re doing NaNoWriMo along with me. Happy writing and good luck with NaNoWriMo. Let’s end up with more words than we had when we started.
Hugs,
Ann

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Special Book Feature: Real Love by Elizabeth Hartey

Today’s book feature is for the romantic at heart. I hope you enjoy today’s book and as always, please leave an honest review .
Hugs,
Ann

Book title:

Reel Love

Author’s name:

Elizabeth Hartey

Description”

Sometimes you land a great job, meet your soul mate and live happily ever after – nothing else required. This isn’t one of those times.
Annie Caslo is a successful young doctor, but when she begins rethinking the career choices she’s made, she makes a decision to find a way to stay focused and achieve her true ambitions – that is, until fate steps in and she is thunderstruck by Colt Ballard. He’s six foot three inches of heart-stopping hotness, an adept, roguish soccer star and one of her interns. But he’s a player – on and off the field – and Annie has better things to do. Still, the combustible chemistry between them is impossible to resist – Colt brings out feelings she never knew existed and Annie’s swept off her reluctant feet.

When she continues to second-guess her life choices, opportunitites and obstacles begin piling up higher than the greasy Mexican food stacks she hates to admit loving. While in a state of emotional turmoil, she gets a celestial visit from a hunky, Hollywood heartthrob lookalike, who claims to be her guardian angel. He takes her on a magical road trip to self-discovery with the help of several dearly departed film icons.
Drawn into the excitement of a life she’s always dreamed of, this new life threatens to shatter the life and love she already has – unless her quirky angel can help her find a way to have it all.

Purchase link:

About the Author:

Elizabeth lives and writes in Pennsylvania.

As a lover of the northeast USA, Elizabeth and her husband moved to the Poconos several years ago to open a Chiropractic Clinic. Four children and a menagerie of animals later, she has finally found time to fulfill her lifelong dream of writing novels. A dreamer at heart, romance is, of course, the genre she spends most of her time writing and reading into the wee hours of the morning. When she’s not juggling work responsibilities and writing, she enjoys swimming, knitting, hiking the beautiful hills and woods around her home, and spending time with her family.

Connect with Elizabeth at the following links:
https://www.elizabethhartey.com/
https://www.facebook.com/Reel-Love-1826632230886768
https://www.facebook.com/EHarteyauthor

https://www.facebook.com/profile.php?id=100014957197382
https://drlizblog.wordpress.com

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Inspirational Journeys Presents: NaNoWriMo Prep Talk

Hello Bloggers and WriMos in the blogosphere,
First of all, I’d like to welcome all my new followers over the past few months! Thanks for stopping by the blog, may my posts, podcast episodes, and YouTube videos be entertaining and valuable to you in your author/blogging journey.

There are four days until NaNoWriMo starts on Friday November 1st. If you haven’t already done so, now’s the time to create an account and announce your NaNoWriMo project at:
https://www.nanowrimo.org
If you’d like to hang out with my friend Tish Bouvier and me, and talk about your writing goals for NaNoWriMo, log onto twitter and search for the #nanocafe hashtag. I’ll see you there!

Don’t forget, if you don’t reach 50,000 words by November 30, you’re still a winner, because you’ve got more words than you had when you started. However, if you surpass the 50k word goal, you’re a winner, too. To listen to my NaNoWriMo prep talk episode of Inspirational Journeys, click here:

Blessings,
Ann

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