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Inspirational Journeys Presents: A Conversation about the Writing Process with Special Guest Robin Lee Hatcher

Today I’m so excited to be speaking with one of my all-time favorite Christian romance authors. Please join me as I have a conversation about the writing process, character development and research with special guest Robin Le Hatcher.

INSPIRATIONAL JOURNEYS PRESENTS!

A conversation about writing, research and character development with special guest Robin Lee Hatcher!

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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?

Robin Lee Hatcher

WHEN?

Tuesday, July 20, 2021

WHERE?

Podcast Episode

(8) Inspirational Journeys Presents: A Conversation about the Writing process with Robin Lee Hatcher – YouTube

MORE ABOUT GUEST AUTHOR Robin Lee Hatcher …

Robin Lee Hatcher is the author of 85 novels and novellas with over six million copies of her books in print. Her well-drawn characters and heartwarming stories of faith, courage, and love have earned her both critical acclaim and the devotion of readers. Her numerous awards include the Christy Award for Excellence in Christian Fiction, the RITA® Award for Best Inspirational Romance, Romantic Times Career Achievement Awards for Americana Romance and for Inspirational Fiction, the Carol Award, the 2011 Idahope Writer of the Year, and Lifetime Achievement Awards from both Romance Writers of America® (2001) and American Christian Fiction Writers (2014). Catching Katie was named one of the Best Books of 2004 by the Library Journal.

Robin began her writing career in the general market, writing mass market romances for Leisure Books, HarperPaperbacks, Avon Books, and Silhouette. In 1997, Robin felt called to write stories of faith and hasn’t looked back since. She has written both contemporary and historical women’s fiction and romance for CBA publishers (Thomas Nelson, Zondervan, Revell, Steeple Hill, Tyndale House, Multnomah, and WaterBrook).

When not writing, Robin enjoys being with her family, spending time in the beautiful Idaho outdoors, Bible art journaling, reading books that make her cry, watching romantic movies, and decorative planning. She makes her home on the outskirts of Boise, sharing it with a demanding Papillon dog and a persnickety tuxedo cat.

Robin’s latest book entitled, Make You Feel My Love was released on July 12. The details are as follows:

Description:

In 1895, Cora Anderson jumps on a cross-country train to escape New York society and her domineering father. She leaves with only some spare clothing, jewelry that once belonged to her grandmother, her cherished violin, and hopes for an uncertain future. The tiny town of Chickadee Creek is idyllic and welcoming, but it’s only a matter of time before Cora’s new friends discover the secrets of her past.

More than a hundred years later, Chelsea Spencer is fleeing a dangerous situation of her own when her great aunt’s antique shop in Chickadee Creek becomes the perfect haven. At the same time, up-and-coming Hollywood star Liam Chandler has returned to the town of his ancestors to grieve some painful family losses and ponder the direction of his career.

When Chelsea discovers a beautiful violin among her aunt’s antiques, she begins to wonder about its origins. In this heartwarming Idaho town, one precious instrument will connect Liam and Chelsea to each other and to loves long forgotten. There, the captivating history tells them the stories of how to     by faith and live in God’s perfect freedom.

Purchase link:

https://www.amazon.com/dp/B08NHY8GB5?tag=novelistrobinlee

https://books.apple.com/us/book/make-you-feel-my-love/id1540516160?id=1540516160&ign-itsct=books_toolbox&ign-itscg=30200&ign-mpt=uo%3D8

https://www.barnesandnoble.com/w/make-you-feel-my-love-robin-lee-hatcher/1138270196?ean=9780785241409&st=AFF&SID=www.barnesandnoble.com&2sid=Castle+Media+Group%2C+LLC_7737731_NA&sourceId=AFFCastle+Media+Group%2C+LLC&cjevent=bfa7b32cde9d11eb80f7041b0a1c0e12&dpid=tekz25v83&cjdata=MXxOfDB8WXww

https://www.christianbook.com/make-you-feel-my-love-ebook/9780785241386/pd/114219EB?event=ESRCG

Excerpt:

Available here: https://robinleehatcher.com/books/make-you-feel-my-love/

Connect with Robin at the following links:

https://robinleehatcher.com

https://www.facebook.com/robinleehatcher.novelist

https://www.instagram.com/robinleehatcher/

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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Personal reflections

#SongOfTheDay: Wood by Dan Seals

A blank page for a writer is like a block of wood that a carpenter uses to create his/her masterpiece. As a carpenter measures the wood and envisions the project, he/she will create, so does a writer envision and creates the first draft of his/her story. Let’s call this draft a writer’s blueprint.

In the same way the carpenter carves one piece of wood and uses the tools of the trade to connect it the carving to other pieces to create a work of art, a writer adds and cuts word, sentences, and sometimes even whole scenes and chapters to mold and shape his/her work into a piece of writing that readers will treasure for a lifetime.

As you listen to the song linked below, I challenge you to think about how the lyrics relate to your creative work. Write your reflections in your journal and open your heart and mind to receive inspiration as you write. Feel free to share your reflections on your blog and pingback to this post, so I can read your post and share it in my social circles.

Blessings,

Ann

Wood by Dan Seals

(7) WOOD – Dan Seals (with lyrics) – YouTube

author interviews

Inspirational Journeys Presents: Lillian Brummet Interview

Lillian and Dave Brummet photo

Today’s special guest and her husband are co-authors. Sit back, relax and enjoy our conversation about the creative life.

INSPIRATIONAL JOURNEYS PRESENTS!

 

 

Lillian Brummet Interview!

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

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WHO?

Lillian Brummet

WHEN?

Tuesday June 22, 2021

WHERE?

The Inspirational Journeys podcast

 

MORE ABOUT GUEST AUTHOR Lillian Brummet…

 

Lillian and her husband Dave are the team behind Brummet Media Group, high-fiving cheerfully as they pass each other on the way from checking off one item or other from their long to-do list. After moving to their dream location (in the Kootenay Region of BC, Canada), they have been methodically converting the abused lot over to the little park it has become – and in doing so have gained certification with bee, pollinator and wildlife organizations. Their home, too, has become energy efficient via the many upgrades they have done. Their business includes Dave’s music studio and percussion accessory products and graphic design work as well as numerous award-winning non-fiction books and popular blogs. Today we help them celebrate their latest book release – From One Small Garden, with over 300 delicious, nutritious recipes!

 

 

Description:

This collection of recipes is the ultimate guide to utilizing fresh fruits and vegetables from backyard gardens to farmer’s markets – the freshest, purest source of food we can draw from. Loaded with lots of interesting tid-bits of historical and nutritional information, this book is more than just a recipe book – it is a way of treating yourself to the healthy, delicious rewards of one small garden.

Eating healthy is not always the easiest with the temptation of fast, easy food all around us. Sourcing your food from either your own backyard garden or a farmer’s market is the best, freshest way to ensure your food is full of nutrients and flavour. The next step of turning it into something inviting and appetizing is offered on every page of “From One Small Garden” – a collection of over 300 recipes developed over a span of 30 years of research and development. This book brings it all to the table in a pleasantly delicious way.

Award-winning authors Dave and Lillian Brummet began experimenting with recipes and compiling them into this book in the early ’90’s while living in the Okanagan valley in British Columbia, Canada. Over the next 3 decades the manuscript traveled with them to the Boundary region where they resided for 12 years, and then on to their permanent home in Creston. All through these travels, the Brummets re-tested the recipes, perfecting them for this collection.

The couple experimented with a vegetarian diet for a few years, went vegan for a short time, and finally settled down to a more balanced diet that included some animal protein with a huge array of fruits, grains, vegetables, wholesome breads and healthy desserts.

This collection of recipes is the ultimate guide to utilizing fresh fruits and vegetables from backyard gardens to farmer’s markets. Loaded with lots of interesting tidbits of historical and nutritional information, this is more than just a recipe book – it is a way of treating yourself to the healthy, delicious rewards of the freshest, purest source of food we can draw from.

It also has some natural concoctions for your pets, home and garden made from common ingredients in a well-stocked kitchen. You’ll find ways to save water, tips for reducing energy costs, and frugal ways to extend your budget by reducing food waste. Learn how to make your own chicken coating, or taco seasoning, air fresheners and cleaning supplies – without the use of harsh chemicals. Reduce your exposure to carcinogenic chemicals and fragrances, save a bunch of money, and cut down on packaging and plastic bottles.

 

Purchase link:

https://www.amazon.com/dp/B08T7YRHPN

 

Connect with Lillian and Dave at the following links:

Amazon Author Page: https://amazon.com/author/lillianbrummet

 

Brummet’s Website: http://BrummetMedia.ca

 

FaceBook: http://facebook.com/lillian.brummet

 

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 and I run a podcast called Inspirational Journeys: Stories that Matter. 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, 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: Paul Attaway Talks About His Debut Novel Blood In The Low Country

In today’s episode, my special guest, Paul Attaway shares his love of writing and we discuss his debut Christian thriller, Blood in the Low Country. Sit back, relax and enjoy the conversation.

INSPIRATIONAL JOURNEYS PRESENTS!

Paul Attaway talks about his debut novel Blood in the Low Country!

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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?

Paul Attaway

WHEN?

Tuesday May 18, 2021

WHERE?

YouTube video

Podcast episode

MORE ABOUT GUEST AUTHOR Paul Attaway…

Paul was born and raised in the Atlanta, Georgia area. Paul and his wife, Lyn, met in college at Georgetown University and were married after Paul graduated from the University of Georgia School of Law. They moved to Phoenix, Arizona in 1988 where Paul embarked on a short legal career before starting a thirty-year business career before retiring so he could write fiction. Paul and Lyn raised three children together in Phoenix and now split their time between Phoenix, Arizona, Charleston, South Carolina, and most recently, McCall, Idaho. Blood in the Low Country is Paul Attaway’s debut novel. Writing this book, along with the move to Charleston, is a coming home of sorts, a return to the South. Paul is busy writing his second book, immersing himself in Charleston and defining what it means to be a writer.

Connect with Paul at the following links:

Website:  

paulattaway.com
LinkedIn:

www.linkedin.com/in/paulattaway
Facebook:

 https://www.facebook.com/AuthorPaulAttaway
Twitter:  
https://twitter.com/paulattaway11

Amazon author page:

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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Inspirational Journeys Presents: Jeff Leisawitz Interview

Today’s special guest is an author, film maker, musician and music producer, as well as an author coach and life coach. Tune in as my guest and I talk about creativity and the business of being a creative.

INSPIRATIONAL JOURNEYS PRESENTS!

Special Guest Interview with Jeff Liesawitz!

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?

Jeff Leisawitz

WHEN?

Tuesday May 11, 2021

WHERE?

YouTube video

Podcast episode

MORE ABOUT GUEST AUTHOR Jeff Leisawitz…

Jeff Leisawitz burns with a mission — to inspire songwriters, authors and screenwriters to amp up their creativity and shine in the world.

Jeff has devoted his life to creativity— as an award winning musician/ producer, college songwriting prof, critically acclaimed author, distributed filmmaker and internationally in-demand coach for creatives.

“At its best, creativity is a way for us to be seen, expressed and connected.”

With this philosophy as a guiding principle, he has helped empower countless people to tap deeply into their creative hearts to live richer, more fulfilling lives.

By combining decades of street cred with personalized exercises, guided meditations and NLP (Neuro-Linguistic Re-Patterning) techniques, Jeff’s clients have overcome creative blocks including: fear of failure, the inner critic, imposter syndrome, etc.

Not F*ing Around —the No Bullsh*t Guide for Getting Your Creative Dreams Off the Ground is Jeff’s first critically acclaimed book.

Connect with Jeff at the following links:

Website: https://jeffleisawitz.com
LinkedIn: https://www.linkedin.com/in/jeffleisawitz/
Twitter: https://twitter.com/nfajeff

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

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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Photo of Jeff Leisawitz
author interviews

Inspirational Journeys Presents: Special Guest Interview with Christian Romantic Suspense author Katie Vorreiter

Stories that Matter

 

In today’s episode, My special guest and I talk about her romantic suspense, set in San Quentin prison. Enjoy the conversation, purchase the book and hang on for a wild ride that will keep you turning pages for hours and stay with you long after the book is over.

 

INSPIRATIONAL JOURNEYS PRESENTS!

 

Katie Vorreiter photo)

Special guest interview with Christian Romantic suspense author Katie Vorreiter!

 

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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?

Katie Vorreiter

WHEN?

Tuesday May 4, 2021

WHERE?

Listen to our conversation on the Inspirational Journeys Podcast.

 

 

MORE ABOUT GUEST AUTHOR Katie Vorreiter …

Katie Vorreiter makes her home in the diverse and beautiful San Francisco Bay Area. She works in high tech as a proofreader as well as a freelance fiction copy editor for a small press. While she admits to being a grammarian, she considers herself a fun one.

After studying and later interning in Madrid, Spain, Katie continues to use and improve her Spanish as much possible—especially when a travel opportunity arises. Aside from that, she DIYs at home with her husband in their almost empty nest, travels to Colorado where their two young-adult children study, and snuggles with her pup who promises not to grow up and go away to college.

Please check out Katie’s webpage at katievorreiter.com and sign up for her newsletter for giveaways, sneak peaks, and insider info. Check out her debut novel, No Turning Back, “a propulsive action tale.”  

 

NoTurningBack-cover

 

Katie’s debut novel is entitled No Turning Back. See the book details below:

 

Description:

Livvy Fischer’s life has been derailed. Suffering panic attacks, the classically trained soprano works a dead-end job. Due partly to a mix-up, partly to her crush on Pastor Lucas, Livvy joins a worship team bound for the chapel at San Quentin. When a full-scale riot breaks out, she is separated from Lucas and the rest of her group.

Snatched from the San Quentin chapel by an inmate, Livvy doesn’t know who to trust. Tobin says he’s protecting her, but she’s been blindsided before. She struggles to put her trust in God, while all too aware that free will can wreak horrible consequences. Tobin wants her to hide and ride out the storm, but Livvy becomes the obsession of a serial killer. Will God protect her? Will Tobin? And it’s one thing if Tobin is turning his life around behind bars. It’s quite another to fall for him.

Purchase link:

 

Excerpt:

Tobin enveloped Livvy in his arms. She wept herself ragged. Twenty-four hours ago Tobin didn’t exist to her. Now she was getting snot all over his shirt. A convicted criminal. San Quentin inmate.

 

Connect with Katie at the following links”

katievorreiter.com

https://www.facebook.com/VorreiterFiction

https://www.goodreads.com/author/show/16251272.Katie_Vorreiter

https://www.amazon.com/Katie-Vorreiter/e/B01N6NYW55/ref=ntt_dp_epwbk_0

 

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: Special guest interview with Children’s Author/illustrator Rachael Clarke

In today’s episode, Rachael and I talk about creating illustrations for her books, writing in multiple genres and her latest book, The Big Ole Bike. Sit back, relax, and enjoy the conversation.

INSPIRATIONAL JOURNEYS PRESENTS!

The Big Ole Bike and more with Rachael Clarke!

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?

Rachael Clarke

WHEN?

Tuesday, April 27, 2021

WHERE?

YouTube video

Podcast episode

MORE ABOUT GUEST AUTHOR Rachael Clarke…

Rachael Clarke is a former police officer turned stay-at-home mom living in Portage la Prairie, MB, with her sport-aholic husband, two adorably mischievous children, and dog. Besides sipping coffee, Rachael enjoys writing and illustrating children’s literature, plotting fantastical novels, and publishing multi-genre short fiction under her pen name R.A. Clarke. Her short stories have won The Writer’s Games and the Writer’s Weekly international competitions. She was also nominated as a finalist for the 2021 Futurescapes Award. Rachael’s children’s chapter book The Big Ol’ Bike, is available wherever books are sold. Follow her writing adventures at: http://www.rachaelclarkewrites.com.

Details for The Big Ole Bike are as follows:

Description:        Big things are happening in Little Springs…

Everything about Oliver is small, from his footprint to his glasses—and a trio of bullies never let him forget it. When Oliver receives his grandfather’s old bike for his birthday, he rides tall for the first time. But the meanest bully in school doesn’t like that at all. Oliver quickly finds himself challenged to a race. Now, he’ll have to be bigger than he ever imagined in order to prove heroes come in small packages too.

The Big Ol’ Bike is a contemporary slice of life for ages 7-10. Come hang out with Oliver, Austin, and Sue, as they experience excitement, setbacks, and adventure together. Themes of bullying, family, friendship, confidence, and community are all explored.

WARNING: Reading this book may cause an urgent need to ride your bike. Don’t be alarmed. The feeling will pass… But don’t let it. 😉

Purchase link:    AMAZON.COM: https://www.amazon.com/Big-Ol-Bike-Rachael-Clarke/dp/1647190134/ref=cm_cr_arp_d_product_top?ie=UTF8

                              BARNES & NOBLE: https://www.barnesandnoble.com/w/the-big-ol-bike-rachael-clarke/1138375334?ean=9781647190132

                              BOOK LOCKER: https://booklocker.com/books/11389.html

Excerpt:

Oliver lived in a cozy, little house on a quiet street in a small town called Little Springs. He had a short, shaggy-haired dog named Tiny who loved to cuddle. He also loved to bark like a pit bull, but hid in the hallway whenever the mailman came by.

Everything about Oliver’s life seemed to be small. His hat. His footprint. His bike. He wore small, round glasses to see better, which made the kids at school call him “Bug Eyes.” If that nickname wasn’t bad enough, Oliver also got teased for being short and skinny for his age.

He dreamed of riding big, beautiful thoroughbreds in the fanciest horse races someday—like the Kentucky Derby. Sometimes, when he rode his bike around the neighbourhood, Oliver liked to pretend he was galloping around a racetrack instead. Sitting on the back of a mighty steed, he’d rush toward the finish line, which was usually just a crack in the cement or a long shadow across the street. His dad said that horse riders—called jockeys—always needed to be small people. Short and light.

It was the perfect job for Oliver!

“You have such an overactive imagination,” his mom would always say. ©

She’d ruffle his hair, and Oliver would just smile. He didn’t mind that fact at all. Imagining things was fun.

One thing he really didn’t like, though, was his bike. Oliver was small, but his bike was even smaller. He’d grown out of it last year already, and now he looked huge sitting on top of it. Normally, Oliver would love that—since he didn’t look huge very often. But this wasn’t one of those times. The kids at school had started to tease him because it looked so silly.

Plus, his knees kept hitting the handlebars, leaving purple bruises behind.

He needed a new bike badly. But his parents said they couldn’t afford one right now. So, instead of letting himself get sad, Oliver grew determined. If his parents didn’t have enough money, then he’d help them pay for it.

He decided to save all of his weekly allowance in a special jar he’d marked, “Bike.” And for extra good luck, each night before he drifted off to sleep, Oliver searched for the brightest star in the sky to wish upon. He’d squeeze his eyes shut, asking for a new bike. Oliver hoped with all his might that someday his wish would come true.  ©2020 Rachael Clarke

https://www.rachaelclarkewrites.com

https://www.instagram.com/rachaelclarkewrites

https://www.facebook.com/rachaelclarkewrites/

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 Conversation about Children’s Books and an Impromptu reading with Tracy Murdick

In Today’s episode, my special guest and I talk about her writing process, how she illustrates her children’s books and she gives us an author reading of her latest book. Sit back, relax, and join me on my front porch as Tracy and I have a fun and engaging conversation about Jesus and writing.

 

INSPIRATIONAL JOURNEYS PRESENTS!

 

A conversation about Children’s literature and a live reading with Tracy Murdock!

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?

Tracy Murdock

WHEN?

Tuesday, April 20, 2021

WHERE?

YouTube

The Inspirational Journeys Podcast

 

MORE ABOUT GUEST AUTHOR Tracy Murdock…

Tracy Murdock is a Christian author inspired by her twins plus two to share God’s glory and family love in her children’s books, from her #1 Best-Selling, Award-Winning Children’s picture book “Zoe in Double Trouble” to her next delightful picture book coming soon! God blessed her with a Master’s Degree in Education and she has fun homeschooling, illustrating, and writing to uplift moms and families. Check out more faith and family fun at yourtwinmom.com!

 

Here are the details for Zoe in Double Trouble:

 

Description: Zoe is the princess pup, until everything changes when she discovers twin babies arrive at her house! Join the fun as she discovers the best gifts of all in being blessed with twin sisters!

 

Purchase link:

www.zoeindoubletrouble.com

 

Connect with Tracy at the following links:

Website:

https://yourtwinmom.com/

Instagram:

 @yourtwinmom on IG 

Facebook:

Your Twin Mom Author Page at https://www.facebook.com/yourtwinmom 

Mom Prayer Group at  your twin mom group on FB  

Twitter:

your twin mom on Twitter group  

Pinterest:

Your Twin Mom on Pinterest

 

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: A Pandiculation of the Brain

Pandiculation,

Oh, the frustration!

I don’t know this word

Though it sounds absurd.

I’m stretching my brain,

It’s about to drive me insane!

Maybe doing some jumping jacks

Will clear my head, so I can write a come back

For a word that seems silly

With a bit of a gesticulation.

Today’s challenge: Set a timer for three minutes and write a poem using the word “Swing” as your prompt. Be sure to post your poem on your own blog and pingback to this post so we can see your one word poetry challenge creation. Happy Writing!

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Original Poetry: The Wuzzle named Bumfuzzle

The following poem was inspired by the word “bumfuzzle”, which was part of the One  Word Poetry Challenge workshop, hosted by Jen Lowry, which Tish Bouvier and I participated in Yesterday. Each day I’ll post one poem prompted by this event and challenge you with a new word at random, so read this post in its entirety for your special challenge.

There once was a little wuzzle

Whose name was Bumfuzzle

His body was covered with hair,

Though he wasn’t a bear.

What was this wuzzle

Whose name was Bumfuzzle?

Bumfuzzle Was a dust bunny,

Who sneezed and coughed and walked real funny

He could always be found

Hanging around

Sticking his nose in a jar of honey.

Today’s challenge set a timer for three minutes and write a poem using the word “mask” as your prompt. Be sure to post your poem on your own blog and pingback to this post, so I can see what you come up with.