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Inspirational Journeys Presents The Spirit Of Creativity Audiobook Launch Party with Lillian Yves and Vincent Lee Grayson

This is the logo for my Inspirational Journeys Podcast

Please join me in celebrating my audiobook launch party with my special guests. Be sure to sign up for my newsletter for an opportunity to receive a free Audible code. Click the links below to view and hear the interview and launch party. You’re in for a special treat!

INSPIRATIONAL JOURNEYS PRESENTS

Lillian Yves and Vincent Lee Grayson together in a performance

THE SPIRIT OF CREATIVITY AUDIOBOOK LAUNCH PARTY WITH LILLIAN YVES AND VINCENT LEE GRAYSON!

Hello:

I’m proud to announce the following guests 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?

Lillian Yves and Vincent Lee Grayson

WHEN?

Wednesday, November 18, 2020

WHERE?

Narrator interview video

Book launch party video

Podcast episode

MORE ABOUT GUEST NARRATORS Lillian Yves and Vincent Lee Grayson…

LEEANNE ROWE/ LILLIAN YVES  Originally from Oklahoma, and a graduate of AMDA in NYC, LeeAnne eventually made her way to SoCal. She likes to say she is from the East, West, and somewhere in the middle. She is a #1 best selling narrator on Amazon, an after school Drama teacher for the LAUSD and has been performing around California for over 15 years. She is a published author, co-writing novels under the name LeeAnne Hansen and a children’s book, All Things I can do under Lilly Rowe.  

GRAYDON SCHLICHTER/VINCENT LEE GRAYSON  Graydon boldly declared at the age of five that he would “make Books on Tape” someday.  Five year old Graydon would be very pleased to see that grown up(ish) Graydon has made good on the vow.  Partnering with Lilly might be a bit more distressing to the lad since the younger version knew for a fact that “girls have cooties!” Still, a sacrifice worth making in the name of art! Although a stage actor and sound designer, for now those passions are on hold, all the better to focus on audiobooks.  

Connect with Lillian and Vincent online at the following links:

www.LillianYves.com 

https://www.facebook.com/lillianyvesvoicea/image

Promotional book cover for my poetry book

Today’s featured book is entitled:

The Spirit of Creativity: Inspirational Poems for the Creative at Heart

Written by Ann Harrison

Description:

Ann Harrison’s first book of poems delve into her creative journey, given to her by the Holy Spirit. The first section, entitled A Writers Life, covers her journey from writer to creative dreamer, until she blooms into a published author.

The second section, entitled Seaside Poems, will take you on a walk along the seashore, where the Holy Spirit and your muse awaits to fill your heart and mind with inspiration, pulling you out of your creative slump. Allow the Holy Spirit to help you fill page after page with words, pictures or fill your hands with whatever creative task you strive to undertake, as you read these verses, which come straight from the author’s heart.

The third and final section entitled Poems from the Heart, describes the journey of a lost soul as he gives his heart to Jesus and finds a new beginning. Others describe a narrator’s sorrowful tears melting into joyful music and singing. Some of these verses touch on the author’s spiritual walk with the Lord and the music God has placed within her soul. Open your heart and let your mind wander as the Holy Spirit speaks to you through each verse within these pages.

Purchase links:

https://books2read.com/TheSpiritOfCreativity

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. 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, 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: Special Guest Interview with Shawn Smucker

I had an amazing conversation with an author and a fellow podcaster. Listen or sit back and watch as we discuss his writing and how he and his wife got inspired to start his show called The Stories Between Us.
INSPIRATIONAL JOURNEYS PRESENTS!

Shawn Smucker!
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?
Shawn Smucker
WHEN?
Tuesday, June 30, 2020
WHERE?
YouTube:

Podcast:

MORE ABOUT GUEST AUTHOR Shawn Smucker…

Shawn Smucker is the award-winning author of Light from Distant Stars, the young adult novels The Day the Angels Fell and The Edge of Over There, and the memoir Once We Were Strangers. He lives with his wife and six children in Lancaster, Pennsylvania. You can find him online at http://www.shawnsmucker.com.

His latest novel, which comes out today, is entitled These Nameless Things

Description:
Before Dan opened his door to find a wounded woman who had escaped from the tormentors in the mountain, his life had become rather quiet. He and the eight other people in the mostly abandoned town had become friends. They spent peaceful evenings around the campfire and even made vague plans to journey east one day and leave the ominous mountain behind.

But the woman’s arrival changes everything.
Who is she? How does she know so much about Dan’s brother, who is still held captive in the mountain? Why are long-forgotten memories rising to the surface? And why does Dan feel so compelled to keep her presence in his house a secret?
Purchase link: http://shawnsmucker.com/these-nameless-things/

Connect with Shawn online at the following links:
http://shawnsmucker.com
Twitter: https://twitter.com/shawnsmucker
Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/shawnsmucker/

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 below.
Please be sure to leave Inspirational Journeys in the subject line of your email or in the comment section of the form so I can send you my featured book questionnaire for the show notes blog post associated with your interview.
Thanks for listening to Inspirational Journeys and have a Blessed Day.

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You may also fill out the contact form below if you wish to subscribe to my newsletter. Please put Newsletter subscription in the comments section and I’ll be happy to add you to my email list.

author interviews, podcasting, poetry, publishing

Inspirational Journeys Presents: Special Guest Interview with Alison Hendrix

Today’s special guest is an author in her own right, a dear friend and a fellow Writing Warrior for Jesus. Click the links below to watch and hear our conversation.
INSPIRATIONAL JOURNEYS PRESENTS!

Alison Hendrix author photo

Alison Hendrix!
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?
Alison Hendrix
WHEN?
Thursday, June 4, 2020
WHERE?
Youtube:

Podcast:

MORE ABOUT GUEST AUTHOR Alison Hendrix…

Alison Hendrix lives in North Carolina with her husband and child. Her writing is inspired by her family and her faith, and she enjoys finding magic in everyday situations. Though she’s always enjoyed writing, her career as an author actually began when her daughter was born. Alison has written and illustrated children’s books, middle grade novels, short fantasy stories and poems.

Featured book::

Book Cover

Lenny the Last Lightning Bug

Description:
Lenny the Lightning Bug plays with his human friend, Molly, all summer. He teaches her about friendship, about saying goodbye, and about being a light to others.

Purchase Link:

Excerpt:
“No matter where you go or what you do, helping people smile is a nice thing to do!”

Connect with Alison at the following links:
https://sunriseblue.wordpress.com/
https://www.amazon.com/author/alisonhendrix
https://www.facebook.com/pg/alisonhendrixwriter

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.

Follow me on Social media:
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https://www.youtube.com/user/annsmusic1

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How I visualize the world around me

Want to know how I visualize the world around me as a blind person? take a look at the video below.

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Event Invitation: 7 Questions You Should Ask Yourself Before Launching a Podcast (Webinar)

Have you ever thought about launching a podcast, but don’t know where to start? Do you have questions about how to plan a podcast?
Join me as I shares seven questions you should ask yourself before launching a podcast in a free webinar on May 21 at 3 PM Eastern.
To register for this event, click here:
https://www.eventbrite.com/e/7-questions-you-should-ask-yourself-before-launching-a-podcast-tickets-103608196906

Once you register for the webinar, a zoom invitation will be emailed to you prior to the event.

If you have any questions about the event, or suggestions for future events, connect with me at the following links:

Email:
Annwrites75@gmail.com

Social media:
https://www.facebook.com/annwritesinspiration

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https://www.youtube.com/user/annsmusic1

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Check out the new happenings over on my YouTube channel and my #InspirationalJourneys podcast

Hello everyone in the blogosphere. Today I’d like to share some exciting new things going on over on my YouTube channel and my #InspirationalJourneys podcast feed.

First of all, if you’re looking for fun activities to do with your children while stuck at home, check out my #30DayWritingChallenge over on YouTube and the podcast. I number the writing prompts by day, so you can easily find them. For example, the episode I just uploaded is entitled Day 13 writing prompt over on the podcast and it’s called Inspirational Journeys Presents: #30DayWritingChallenge Day 13 #WritingPrompt over on YouTube.

I’ve got a few author interviews on both the YouTube channel and some are on the podcast only, so you’ll have to subscribe to both, so you won’t miss video and audio only content.

Subscribe to my YouTube channel at the following link:
https://www.youtube.com/user/annsmusic1

and the podcast can be found at:
https://www.anchor.fm/inspirational-journeys
or you can simply search for Inspirational Journeys on your favorite podcast app, so you don’t miss another exciting episode. Please be sure to share my videos and podcast episodes over on social media. When sharing, be sure to use the hashtag #InspirationalJourneys so others can find and share your tweets and posts. Tag me, so I can share your posts as well, so we can help spread the word about Inspirational Journeys podcast episodes and YouTube videos.

Connect with me on Social Media:
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Until next time, be well, stay safe and shelter in place during these unprecedented times.
Blessings,
Ann

podcasting

Celebrating 100 Episodes of the Inspirational Journeys Podcast

Hello everyone in the blogosphere, Today I am celebrating my 100th episode of the Inspirational Journeys Podcast!

In honor of my 100th episode, I am giving away a free audible code for one of four audio books by Jen Lowry. She has graciously offered these codes to be given to four lucky winners at random. Here’s how you enter the drawing:

Please answer the following questions by Friday evening at 7 PM Eastern. I’ll announce the lucky winners on Saturday morning.

Looking back over the last 100 episodes, who was your favorite podcast guest?
what was your favorite podcast episode, and why?
Answers to either one or both of these questions will qualify you for the drawing.

You can answer the question(s) in one of four ways: send an email to annwrites75@gmail.com with 100th episode giveaway in the subject line, private message me on social media, leave me a voice message at:

Or fill out the contact form below with your answers. Please let me know if you’d like to subscribe to my newsletter in your email or message. As a new list subscriber, you’ll receive a free short story.
If you leave me a voice message or private message me on social media, don’t forget to leave me your email address, so I can send you the audible code for one of Jen’s books and the access link, if you’re a lucky winner.
Thanks for being a loyal listener and have a blessed day.

To hear my celebratory episode, please visit the following link:

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Subscribe to my podcast and my YouTube channel at the following links:

https://www.youtube.com/user/annsmusic1
Hugs,
Ann

author interviews, podcasting

Inspirational Journeys guest invitation

Calling All Creatives!
if you are an author, creative artist or entrepreneur and you’d like to be a guest on my podcast called Inspirational Journeys, now’s the time to connect with me. I’m filling up my 2020 calendar, and would like to help new creatives promote their work. Here’s how you can get in touch with me:
1. send me a private message on social media with your email address, so I can send you my interview framework and my featured book questionaire.
2. send an email to annwrites75@gmail.com with Inspirational Journeys in the subject line.
3. fill out the contact form below with Inspirational Journeys in the message box.

I look forward to hearing from you and sharing your inspirational story with the world.
Blessings,
Ann

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Inspirational Journeys presents: Audio/video weekend wrap up

Hello everyone in the blogosphere,

Today I have great news! I have finally received a sponsor from Anchor. I won’t get paid for this sponsorship, due to the fact that Anchor is partnering with the Add Counsel to give podcasters the opportunity to be the voice for their chosen charities, but it’s a new milestone in my list of milestones for 2019.

Aside from my newly acquired sponsor, Today’s podcast episode is my weekend wrap up. In this audio/video episode, I share the following goals that I have accomplished:
1. I updated my podcast logo with Jen’s help.
2. I updated my podcast description, so that the copyright for the previous cover art is taken out. I also made the description fit my brand.
3. I updated the introduction to my podcast and incorporated the tagline: “Writing from the heart, adds value to your life”.
4. Sent out my email newsletter.
5. Wrote the introduction to My upcoming poetry book, at 1 AM, no doubt.

Along with an announcement about what’s coming up tomorrow, and a challenge and a bit of writing encouragement to all listeners and viewers, There’s a special surprise at the end. To listen to the podcast episode, visit the following link

To watch the video episode, visit this link:

Blessings,
Ann

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