author interviews

Inspirational Journeys Presents: Tips for Ghostwriters and authors with Emily Crookston, the Pocket PHD

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This week, my special guest shares her journey to becoming a ghostwriter. She gives tips for authors and aspiring ghostwriters alike.

INSPIRATIONAL JOURNEYS PRESENTS!

Tips for Ghostwriters and Authors with Emily Crookston, the Pocket PHD!

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?

Emily Crookston

WHEN?

Tuesday, November 30, 2021

WHERE?

YouTube video

Podcast episode

MORE ABOUT GUEST GHOSTWRITER Emily Crookston…

Emily is a former philosophy professor and now the founder of The Pocket PhD, where she helps busy professionals and mavericks who have a lot of ideas, but are short on time…essentially, write books. 

Emily draws out her clients’ most audacious, even disruptive, ideas or fiercely original stories and stokes the sparks until their thoughts spread like wildfire.

When she’s not ghostwriting writing intensely, she’s most likely practicing yoga intensely. She lives for coffee shops that play great music to write to and desserts topped with *real* whipped cream.

Connect with Emily at the following links:

The Pocket PhD | The Ghostwriter for Rebels, Renegades, and Mavericks

(17) The Pocket PhD | Facebook

https://www.linkedin.com/in/emilycrookston/

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 of your email, so I can send you my featured book questionnaire.

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

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https://anchor.fm/inspirational-journeys

author interviews

#InspirationalJourneys Presents: Wheels of Injustice with Susan Louise Gabriel

This week on Inspirational Journeys: Stories that matter, my special guest shares a bit of her story and her writing process to make readers want to read more of her inspirational, heartfelt story of the battle she had to fight to get her youngest daughter back from the “child savers.”

INSPIRATIONAL JOURNEYS PRESENTS!

Wheels of Injustice with Susan Louise Gabriel!

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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.

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WHO?

Susan Louise Gabriel

WHEN?

Tuesday, November 23, 2021

WHERE?

YouTube video

Podcast episode

MORE ABOUT GUEST AUTHOR Susan Louise Gabriel…

After a 30-year career in business development, Susan lives with her husband and four small dogs on an acre outside a small town in Texas. As both an author and poet, Susan’s goal is to inspire others to live a life that’s present and active in this world, yet shaped by forces that lie beyond it. Susan’s books and poetry illustrate her struggles and triumphs as she endeavors to walk by faith and not by sight, leaning on the Holy Spirit for guidance and inspiration in living and writing.

Susan’s featured book is entitled Wheels of Injustice: Saving My Child from the Child Savers

Description:

Six weeks into a blissful honeymoon, life turns into a nightmare when Susan’s 9-year-old daughter is taken away and her husband is falsely accused of child sexual abuse. As her own and other families throughout the country are crushed under its wheels, Susan musters the strength and the will to battle a behemoth system that has become the very thing it was created to eradicate.

Wheels of Injustice is the true story of one woman’s fight against a powerful system that’s run amok, grinding families into dust, obliterating Amendment protections, and taking revenge against anyone who attempts to reform it.

It’s the 1980s—a decade of unfounded abuse accusations, hysterical claims of orgies at daycare centers, families controlled by courts, and an out-of-control child protection system.

A tribute to God’s faithfulness and a message of hope to others who have struggled to overcome adversity, fight governmental intrusion and overreach, and turn an upended life the right way around again.

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“We are not to simply bandage the wounds of victims beneath the wheels of injustice, we are to drive a spoke into the wheel itself.” ― Dietrich Bonhoeffer

Purchase link:

 Amazon https://www.amazon.com/dp/B09FKL7KJM

Barnes and Noble https://www.barnesandnoble.com/w/wheels-of-injustice-susan-louise-gabriel/1140196543?ean=2940165029691

Kobo https://www.kobo.com/us/en/ebook/wheels-of-injustice

Excerpt:

“This is Paula Randall of the Child Welfare Division of the Department of Social Services—DSS. We wanted you to know that we have your daughter.”

“You what? You have Amber? Why isn’t she in school?” My mind starts racing, trying to piece together what she is saying. “Is she hurt?”

“No, Ms. Clark, er… Gabrielle…”

“It’s Gabriel.” I interrupt her. Who is this lady? I think. She can’t even get my name right! Is this some kind of scam?

“Let me talk to Amber,” I demand.

“She’s not here. It’s not about her,” she responds in an increasingly tense voice. “We have your other daughter, Emily.”

The bottom drops out of my stomach and hits the floor as my brain starts bouncing against the far wall, trying to make sense of her words.

“You have who? Emily? EMILY? WHY?!”

“We need you to come down to the DSS facility and we will talk about that.”

I barely stay on the phone long enough to get directions, then I race back to my test station to grab my coat and purse. I briefly tell Jim I have an emergency with Emily and must leave as I hurry down the hall and out to the car.

I don’t remember the drive, but I’m sure I broke speed limits. The next thing I remember is being seated in an uncomfortable chair in a small, cold, and sterile room across from a small, cold, and sterile-looking woman.

“Where is Emily?” I ask for at least the third time.

“We will get to that in a minute,” she responds. “First, I want to ask about Clark. Who is he? Your boyfriend?”

“Clark is my husband, but what does that… “

Miss Cold-and-Sterile interrupts and says that Emily is being held in another room.

“Held in another room?” She makes it sound like she’s a criminal. What did she do?

She then tells me the one thing I didn’t see coming, the very last thing I expected because the thought of it had not and would never have entered my head.

I don’t see it yet, but the alien spaceship just entered the earth’s atmosphere.

Over the next few minutes, she tells me Emily has revealed that she was sexually molested by Clark.

And just like that, the aliens smash into our little family.

Connect with Susan at the following links:

Author website: https://susanlouisegabriel.com

Author blog: https://soulsonshine.com

Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/susan.gabriel.731/

Twitter: https://twitter.com/GodlyOddball

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

LinkedIn: https://www.linkedin.com/in/susan-louise-gabriel-25714214/

Goodreads: https://www.goodreads.com/author/show/20218467.Susan_Louise_Gabriel

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 of your email, so I can send you my featured book questionnaire.

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

Follow me on Social media:

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https://anchor.fm/inspirational-journeys

author interviews

Inspirational Journeys Presents: Critically Acclaimed Teenage author Sarah Humpherys shares her publishing success story

During this third week of #NaNoWriMo, Critically acclaimed teenaged author Sarah Humpherys shares her writing process, talks about the #YoungWritersProgram and shares her publishing success story.

INSPIRATIONAL JOURNEYS PRESENTS!

Critically Acclaimed teen author Sarah Humpherys talks about how God has blessed her with publishing success!

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.

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WHO?

Sarah Humpherys

WHEN?

Tuesday, November 16, 2021

WHERE?

YouTube video

Podcast episode

MORE ABOUT GUEST AUTHOR Sarah Humpherys…

Author bio: Sarah Humpherys lives in Lehi, Utah and is a die-hard fantasy nerd that can’t stop talking about dragons and anime. She is trying to get through high school by burying herself in Japanese TV shows and creating her own worlds and characters. She does make friends, but only with people who can stand her habit of constantly talking during movies to critique the plot, her memorization of the How to Train Your Dragon Wikipedia page, and a monologue explaining why Doctor Strange is obviously the best avenger.

Sarah’s latest book is entitled Stone Cold

Description:

In the Kingdom of Ashlon, emotion is considered a weakness and a danger. To help their society run perfectly, the king has ordered everyone to wear enchanted stones that take away emotion. However, there are some people, Malopaths, that are not affected by the stones and are hunted down and executed. The princess of Ashlon, Syona, is a Malopath. She becomes antisocial and stays in the shadows, afraid of her secret being exposed. When her brother dies, Princess Syona becomes the heir to the kingdom and must try harder than ever to fake being emotionless. As crown heir, she must navigate a marriage alliance with an enemy kingdom, political conspiracies, and a love triangle between her betrothed and her childhood friend and guard.

            Purchase link:

EBook currently available in all formats, paperback will be in your favorite bookstores.

Connect with Sarah at the following links:

http://www.sarahhumpherys.com

https://www.instagram.com/sarah_fantasy_author/

https://www.facebook.com/sarah.humpherys

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 of your email, so I can send you my featured book questionnaire.

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

Follow me on Social media:

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https://anchor.fm/inspirational-journeys

poetry

Original Poetry: Candy Corn Nursery Rhyme

Candy corn, candy corn,

sitting on the wall

Dangling his legs,

so he won’t fall.

Will he fall apart

Or land on his feet?

Will his fall be messy,

Or will it be neat?

He jumps off the wall,

Landing on his rump

Bouncing from room to room

Thumpity thump thump.

Bringing joy to kids of all ages

As he inspires me

To put words on pages.

Setting my creative spirit free!

This poem was inspired by a candy corn stuffy I was taught to make in my ACB crafters crochet class, and my discussion with my fellow writing warriors for jesus in our boot camp this morning.

poetry

Original Poetry: The Art of Crochet

Loops of yarn that turn into stitches

Patterns to follow

Projects and swatches

Made from skeins of yarn

In colors that glow.

Handcrafted gifts

stitched with love

Using my God given talent

Sent down from heaven above.

author interviews

#InspirationalJourneys Presents: R.A. Clarke returns to talk about her new book of writing prompts for NaNoWriMo

This week, in honor of National Novel Writing Month, my friend, fellow Writing Warrior for Jesus and returning guest and I talk about her book of writing prompts.

INSPIRATIONAL JOURNEYS PRESENTS!

R.A. Clarke returns to talk about her new book of writing prompts for NaNoWriMo!

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?

R.A. Clarke

WHEN?

Tuesday, November 9, 2021,

WHERE?

YouTube video

Podcast episode

MORE ABOUT GUEST AUTHOR R.A. Clarke…

Rachael Clarke is a former police officer turned stay-at-home mom living with her family in Portage la Prairie, MB. Besides chasing children and stealing the remote from her sport-aholic husband, she enjoys plotting fantastical novels and writing/illustrating children’s literature. She has won the Writer’s Games and Writers Weekly international competitions, and was named a 2021 Futurescapes Award finalist. Rachael also crafts multi-genre short fiction under the pseudonym R.A. Clarke. Her work has been published by Polar Borealis Magazine, Jolly Horror Press, and Cloaked Press LLC, among others.

Rachael’s latest book is entitled Oh, That’s Good… 52 Writing prompts you never knew you needed. But seriously… you do.

Description:  

Have you ever seen something—an object, an image, a person, or even an ad on the side of a bus—and gotten struck by an idea? You sat back and smiled, mumbling, “Oh, that’s good…” and immediately scrambled to write it down? Well, scramble no more.

Plucked from the mind of multi-genre short fiction author R.A. Clarke, these 52 original speculative fiction prompts are sure to inspire and spark your creative flame. From dark to light, quirky to horrifying, there’s a little something here for everybody. You’re cordially invited to sift through the pages; take your time, pick and choose… or, if you’re feeling brave, take the 52-Week Challenge.

Purchase link: 

Connect with Rachael at the following links:

Website: https://www.rachaelclarkewrites.com

Twitter: https://twitter.com/raclarkewrites

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

My YouTube Channel: https://www.youtube.com/channel/UC01v6Bd2br1UvzI7XIDQFQA

Facebook pages:

*for adult fiction: https://www.facebook.com/raclarkeauthor/

*for children’s literature: https://facebook.com/rachaelclarkewrites/

Rachael’s Facebook writing group (Write State of Mind): 

https://www.facebook.com/groups/writestateofmind

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 of your email, so I can send you my featured book questionnaire.

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

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author interviews

Inspirational Journeys Presents: Adam’s Accessible Airport Adventure with Michelle Grenevitch

This week, my special guest and I talk about her first book, about a child who takes a tour of the Hartsfield-Jackson Atlanta International Airport to learn all about accessibility for people with disabilities. Sit back, relax, and tune in as She describes her writing process.

INSPIRATIONAL JOURNEYS PRESENTS!

Adam’s Accessible Airport Adventure with Michelle Grenevitch!

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?

Michelle Grenevitch

WHEN?

Tuesday, November 1, 2021

WHERE?

YouTube video

Podcast episode

MORE ABOUT GUEST AUTHOR Michelle Grenevitch…

Michelle is the youngest daughter of Betsy Grenevitch, who is blind. Michelle has always loved helping with her state blind organization at conventions. Through her mom’s blindness and advocacy, Michelle has been able to join and help many ADA advisory boards. She has helped those companies see the areas that need more accessibility for the blind. However, working with these boards Michelle has come in contact with people who have other disabilities. This has grown her disability scope from just blindness to also include, hearing impaired, wheelchair, and even autism.

Michelle is currently a senior at Georgia State University in Atlanta and plans to head into teaching once she graduates. Michelle spent most of her school years in the small town of Social Circle, GA.

Michelle’s featured book is entitled Adam’s Accessible Airport Adventure

Description:

Adam goes to the Hartsfield-Jackson Atlanta International Airport to see what his Uncle Steve does for work. During his tour, he learns about different areas in the airport that help people better access the airport. Adam learns that with a little help, public areas can be accessed by people with different abilities. In the storyline, he meets people from different cultures with different disabilities, and learns to observe the small details that make a big difference each and every day.

Purchase link:

Author’s Note

The purpose in writing this book is to help readers see accessibility particularly in the Hartsfield-Jackson Atlanta International Airport. I wanted everyone to be able to see that with a little help public areas can be accessed by people with disabilities.

In the storyline, we meet people from different cultures with different disabilities. Disabilities are universal across every race and gender. People with disabilities have struggled to have equal access for years and continue pursuing equalization o public facilities.

Readers of all ages can learn to notice the little things in life through this adventure. Whether its through the words or the illustrations, details are the key.

Throughout the book, you’ll find key accessibility and disability vocabulary underlined. Definitions for these vocabulary words can be found at the end of the story.

Connect with Michelle on Facebook:

https://www.facebook.com/Childrenraisedaroundtheblind

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 of your email, so I can send you my featured book questionnaire.

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

Follow me on Social media:

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