author interviews

Inspirational Journeys Presents: How Writing helped Jayomi Douglas Overcome Bullying at School

Headshot of Jayomi and her mom Ginger

This week, I speak with a charming Twelve year old debut author, who shares her story of being bullied at school through a novel to let kids know that if they’ve been bullied, they are not alone. Grab your favorite beverage and take a seat at our virtual table.

INSPIRATIONAL JOURNEYS PRESENTS!

How Writing Helped  Jayomi Douglas Overcome Being Bullied at School!

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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?

Jayomi Douglas

WHEN?

Tuesday, June 28, 2022

WHERE?

YouTube video

Podcast episode

MORE ABOUT GUEST AUTHOR Jayomi Douglas…

Jayomi Douglas is a12-year-old author born in New Jersey who started school at 2 1/2 years old. She excels in all subjects but her strongest subject has always been reading.

Jayomi’s featured book is entitled Misfit.

Description: “The Misfit” is a story close to Jayomi Douglas’s heart because it’s very similar to her reality. The book talks about a 10-year-old girl named Hope who is experiencing bullying at her school and at home by her older sister. As the author says “It’s unique because although Hope is a character I created, Hope is me, Hope could be you, Hope symbolized that light at the end of the tunnel”.

Purchase link: https://www.amazon.com/MisFit-Jayomi-Douglas/dp/B08GVGCSFW:

Follow Jayomi on Instagram:

https://www.instagram.com/ jayomi_sky

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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: Finding Hope in the Freakshow of Life with Tess Scott

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Listen sisters and brothers, this week we have another belated Birthday to celebrate! Come hang out with my guest and me as we talk about her debut devotional-style book of stories about finding hope in the freakshow we call life.

INSPIRATIONAL JOURNEYS PRESENTS!

Finding Hope in the Freakshow of Life with Tess Scott!

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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.

Thanks for listening and do write to let me and my guest know what you thought of this presentation.

WHO?

Tess Scott

WHEN?

Tuesday, June 21, 2022

WHERE?

YouTube video

Podcast episode

MORE ABOUT GUEST AUTHOR Tess Scott…

Tess Scott, former black sheep turned “Jesus Girl” is mom of 8 boys and spunky “Grami with a heart above the i” to a whole slew of adorable grandkids. Using both humour and vulnerability, Tess shares her story as a speaker, an author and an encourager of women. Her first book, “Listen,Sister! Finding Hope in the Freakshow of Life launches this June everywhere books are sold. If you’re looking for Tess, you’ll most likely find her hanging with girlfriends around the Rummoli table or graciously losing boardgames with some of her favourite people in Sarnia, Ontario.

 Tess’s book is entitled Listen, Sister: Finding Hope in the Freakshow of Life

Description:

Listen, Sister! Finding Hope in the Freakshow of Life is a hilarious collection of short personal stories that turn awkward memories into much needed encouragement. Each tale of real-life shenanigans points out glimpses of God in the everyday and directs women to the source of true joy in their stress-filled lives. 

Purchase link:

Listen, Sister!: Finding Hope in the Freakshow of Life by Tess Scott, Paperback | Barnes & Noble® (barnesandnoble.com)

Listen, Sister!: Finding Hope in the Freakshow of Life – Kindle edition by Scott, Tess. Religion & Spirituality Kindle eBooks @ Amazon.com.

Listen, Sister!: Finding Hope In The Freakshow Of Life, Book by Tess Scott (Paperback) | www.chapters.indigo.ca

Listen, Sister! : Finding Hope in the Freakshow of Life (Paperback) – Walmart.com

Connect with Tess at the following links:

My website:  Listen Sister! Finding Hope in the Freak Show of Life (tessscott.com)

Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/listensistertessscott

Insta: Listen Sister Encouragement (@listensister_encouragement) • Instagram photos and videos

Linked In Tess Scott | LinkedIn

Top 10 Signs Your Life is a Freakshow:  https://tessscott.com/freakshow

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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poetry

Original Poetry: Writing Into the Void

I have an idea

I think is very good,

I open up the gate

To face the endless void.

With no idea where I go from here

Do I have a story to share?

Is it too late to turn back now

Should I start my story over

Or muddle through somehow?

If the story doesn’t flow

When I follow my heart,

I throw it all away

To make a brand new start.

I let my characters guide me

Along their hero’s journey

When I reach the end,

I can never go back again.

My world has changed

And I’ll never be the same,

When I write the story

God lays upon my heart

Instead of writing into the void,

My story has a destination

And a point at which to start

Instead of hitting a brick wall

As I often do,

Ask God to take your hand

And let your characters guide you

As you write your story,

Your characters  will grow and change

They’ll take your story to the next level

And bring you home again.

Don’t write into the void

When you think your idea is good,

Take a step back

And let the story unfold.

Travel down the road

You’ve never taken before

Let God be in control

And open His special door

To a story that matters

More than you’ll ever know.

Step onto the pathway

As you walk through the gate

Open your heart,

For there’s where your story awaits.

What does writing into the void look like to you? Write a short story, poem, essay or blogpost describing your interpretation of this phrase. Be sure to share your piece on your blog or website and pingback to this post. Share the link to your post on social media and tag me on Facebook, Twitter, and Instagram, so I can share your post with my friends and followers

author interviews

Inspirational Journeys Presents: Among the Innocent with Mary Alford

Mary Alford Headshot

Despite technical difficulties and not being able to show our faces on camera, My special guest and I celebrated the launch of her latest book, though you will hear this celebration a week late.

INSPIRATIONAL JOURNEYS PRESENTS!

Among The Innocent with Mary Alford!

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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?

Mary Alford

WHEN?

Tuesday, June 14, 2022

WHERE?

YouTube video

Podcast episode

MORE ABOUT GUEST AUTHOR Mary Alford…

Mary Alford is a USA Today bestselling author who loves giving her readers the unexpected, combining unforgettable characters with unpredictable plots that result in stories the reader can’t put down. Her titles have been finalists for several awards, including the Daphne Du Maurier, the Beverly, the Maggie, and the Selah. She and her husband live in the heart of Texas in the middle of 70 acres with two cats and one dog. Learn more at http://www.maryalford.net.

Mary’s latest book is entitled Among The Innocent.

Description:

When Leah Miller’s entire Amish family was murdered ten years ago, the person believed responsible took his own life. Since then, Leah left the Amish and joined the police force. Now, after another Amish woman is found murdered with the same MO, it becomes clear that the wrong man may have been blamed for her family’s deaths.

As Leah and the new police chief, Dalton Cooper, work long hours struggling to fit the pieces together in order to catch the killer, they can’t help but grow closer. When secrets from both of their pasts begin to surface, an unexpected connection between them is revealed. But this is only the beginning. Could it be that the former police chief framed an innocent man to keep the biggest secret of all buried? And what will it mean for Leah–and Dalton–when the full truth comes to light?

USA Today bestselling author Mary Alford keeps you guessing as two determined souls plumb the dark depths of the past in order to forge a brighter future–together.

Purchase link:

Baker Books: http://bakerpublishinggroup.com/books/among-the-innocent/408020

Amazon: https://www.amazon.com/Among-Innocent-Mary-Alford-ebook/dp/B09LWN9DXD/ref=sr_1_1?keywords=among+the+innocent&qid=1652830111&s=books&sr=1-1

B&N:  https://www.barnesandnoble.com/w/among-the-innocent-mary-alford/1140355574?ean=9780800740269

Kobo: https://www.kobo.com/us/en/ebook/among-the-innocent

Apple: https://books.apple.com/us/book/among-the-innocent/id1596351637

Google Play Store: https://play.google.com/store/books/details/Mary_Alford_Among_the_Innocent?id=Y8hOEAAAQBAJ

Connect with Marry at the following links:

Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/mary.alford.1272

Twitter: https://twitter.com/maryalford13

Goodreads: https://www.goodreads.com/author/show/7235798.Mary_Alford

BookBub: https://www.bookbub.com/authors/mary-alford

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

Pinterest: https://www.pinterest.com/maryjalfordauth/_created/

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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author interviews

Inspirational Journeys Presents: A Study In Terminal with Kara Linaburg

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This week is the launch of my special guest’s first traditionally published novel! Join us as we celebrate a brand new book baby Published by a brand new small press! We also give a shout out to Jen Lowry from Monarch Educational Services Boutique Press. Happy first book birthday, Jen!

INSPIRATIONAL JOURNEYS PRESENTS!

A Study In Terminal with Kara Linaburg!

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I’m proud to announce the following guest for your listening pleasure.

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WHO?

Kara Linaburg

WHEN?

Tuesday, June 7, 2022

WHERE?

YouTube video

Podcast episode

MORE ABOUT GUEST AUTHOR Kara Linaburg…

Queen of awkward and writer before she could properly spell, Kara Linaburg is passionate about creating stories with beauty in brokenness. When she’s not playing the role of author or editor, she’s planning her next adventure or watching the sunset. Kara lives in the mountains of West Virginia, the setting of “A Study In Terminal.” You can find her on http://www.thebeautifullybrokenblog.com or on social media @kara_lynn_author where making new friends is basically her hobby.

Kara’s debut novel is entitled A Study In Terminal

Description:

Sean Brogan has spent most of his life running from a past he can never escape. Emotionally abandoned by his alcoholic father and secretly blaming himself for his mother’s death, the scars he carries are ones no one can see.

On the anniversary of the day that changed his life forever, Sean flees New York City on his 1965 Triumph Bonneville, hoping to face the demons that plague his nightmares. He plans to slip into the sleepy town of Lake Fort, West Virginia as quietly as he did ten years before, but his life has never gone as planned. Sean never expects Rina, the blue-haired sister of his childhood best friend who makes it her mission to rescue the lost things. A hopeful dreamer who sits on the roof and watches the sunset, she represents all the things he has lost.

As Sean spends time in the lakeside town that has haunted his dreams since he was a little boy, he has no choice but to face the pain that he buried from a life cut off too soon. In the blink of an eye, with a gun to his head, Sean is forced to confront what it means to fight for the will to live when your world has gone dark.

An anthem for those of us who have been left behind, “A Study in Terminal” is a vulnerable story about the human condition that reminds us that to beat your past, you first must turn around and face it.

Purchase link:

https://books2read.com/asit/

View Kara’s Link Tree to connect with her online:

https://linktr.ee/karalynnauthor

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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