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Inspirational Journeys Presents: Whispering Through Water Book Launch Celebration with Rebecca Wenrich Wheeler

If you love a quiet read, you’ll love hearing from my first guest of 2023. Sit back, relax, and join me as I talk with Rebecca Wenrich Wheeler about her Debut novel entitled Whispering Through Water.

INSPIRATIONAL JOURNEYS PRESENTS!

Whispering Through Water Book Launch Celebration with Rebecca Wenrich Wheeler

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

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WHO?

Rebecca Wenrich Wheeler

WHEN?

Friday, January 6, 2023

WHERE?

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MORE ABOUT GUEST AUTHOR Rebecca Wenrich Wheeler…

Rebecca Wenrich Wheeler was raised in West Point, a small town in the Tidewater region of Virginia. From the moment she submitted her first short story to a young author’s contest in second grade, Rebecca knew she wanted to be a writer. Her love of writing led her to earn a BA in English and an MEd in English education. She spent several years as a high school teacher, during which she also developed a passion for mental health advocacy. Rebecca completed an MA in professional counseling and now works in the school-based mental health field and as a college adjunct psychology instructor. Rebecca also teaches yoga for the young and the young at heart, and she likes to infuse yoga and breathwork in her counseling practice wherever she can. 

Rebecca’s debut novel is entitled Whispering Through Water

Description:

The coming-of-age story follows Gwyn Madison, the summer after her high school graduation, as she grapples with her fast-approaching future. She’ll have to face more than she bargained for with her Aunt Delia, the family matriarch, who holds the purse strings and the final word.  In the meantime, Gwyn stumbles upon a tightly held family secret. Could a mysterious letter provide Gwyn the leverage she desires? Will it only bring more family division? Or, maybe, the past was never meant to stay buried after all. Whispering Through Water navigates family dynamics, young love, and female autonomy with a little 1990s nostalgia.  

Purchase link:

Barnes & Noble: https://www.barnesandnoble.com/s/Whispering%20Through%20Water

Indie Bound: https://www.indiebound.org/search/book?keys=Whispering+Through+Waterer

Amazon: https://www.amazon.com/Whispering-Through-Rebecca-Wenrich-Wheeler/dp/1957656093/ref=sr_1_1?crid=1QGO79CATZCU0&keywords=whispering+through+water&qid=1667094892&qu=eyJxc2MiOiIwLjk4IiwicXNhIjoiMC4wMCIsInFzcCI6IjAuMDAifQ%3D%3D&sprefix=whispering+thorugh+%2Caps%2C79&sr=8-1

Excerpt from Chapter 5 The Upstairs Room:

Uncle Beckett looked up from the counter, his brown eyes growing deeper. “Well, Gwynnie.” He rubbed his palm against the stair rail. “There’s more to Delia than appears on the surface. I know you two aren’t on the best of terms right now. I just wanted you to understand her a bit better before you left. Family fights, but family can reconcile too. Maybe, one day, the thing you have in common will bring you together.”

“You mean art.”

“Yes, at least that’s my hope.”

I smiled, without words to respond. Maybe the sadness that occasionally slipped into Aunt Delia’s eyes had something to do with the paintings. I hoped the price of becoming an adult wasn’t letting go of your passions for what the world deemed the more appropriate choice. Work, discipline, decorum, that’s all I knew my aunt to be. Maybe I was wrong, or maybe I only saw what she wanted me to see.

In the quiet of the moment, the gentle ticking of the clock amplified. Hanging above the bookcase of biographies, a silhouette of Shakespeare filled the center of the clockface. If I stared at old William long enough, his lips would rhythmically repeat tick tock. My uncle’s gaze followed mine to land on the clock.

“Gwynnie, aren’t you supposed to be at work in 10 minutes?”

“Oh,” I said, my eyes darting quickly from the clock to my uncle and back. “Love you. I’ll see you at home.”

I waved, slammed the door behind me, and ran the three blocks to the florist, clutching the glass ornament so it wouldn’t slip out of my hands.

Connect with Rebeca at the following links:

www.rebeccawwheeler.com

https://www.instagram.com/ rebeccawwheeler_author

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: The Conjurer’s Curse with Stephanie Cotta

Today, In honor of her debut book launch, Stephanie Cotta and I had a fun conversation about her writing process and her debut novel entitled The Conjurer’s Curse. Gracb a cup of your favorite beverage and come join the fun.

INSPIRATIONAL JOURNEYS PRESENTS!

The Conjurer’s Curs with Stephanie Cotta

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

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WHO?

Stephanie Cotta

WHEN?

Friday, December 9, 2022

WHERE?

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MORE ABOUT GUEST AUTHOR Stephanie Cotta…

Stephanie Cotta hails from beautiful Southern Oregon and resides in a quaint, historic mining town. Growing up, she spent much of her time delving into every new Star Wars book she could get her hands on, which all began at age nine when she bought The Courtship of Princess Leia by Dave Wolverton at a garage sale for a quarter. Her love of Star Wars and Sci-Fi/fantasy has been undying ever since. A fine arts major in college, she first embarked into the literary world as a children’s book illustrator, then leapt over to the realm of storytelling when she could no longer repress the urge to write the fantasy stories running wild in her imagination. When she’s not steeped in writing, she’s launching arrows at hay bales, drawing with pastels, reading fantasy, playing an immersive RPG, or watching the latest BBC historical drama.

Stephanie’s featured book is entitled The Conjurer’s Curse.

Description:

Seventeen-year-old Rowan is a walking, breathing curse. He just hasn’t realized it yet. 

Since birth, Rowan has been the object of scorn in his village. The reason? He’s a dikyli—an outsider with albino skin and an ominous mark blazoned on his neck. So when his fourth guardian-mother is found dead, all blame falls on him, and he is banished before his life-draining curse can strike again. The only path left to Rowan is clear: He must discover who cursed him and alter his horrible fate—or forever lose everyone he loves. 

From facing treacherous seas, soul-devouring Moonshades, and desert terrors, Rowan battles for his very survival to reach his homeland—the far-off kingdom of Shandria, a land rife with hostilities. Dark surprises and back-stabbing betrayals emerge as two devious Iron Barons—who know the scandalous origin of his curse—plot to imprison him in the Mountain of the Damned with the rest of the accursed. 

To make matters worse, Rowan’s curse threatens to claim another life when he meets Tahira, a spunky, pertly persistent Shandrian who vows to aid him in his quest despite the overwhelming odds. Their alliance of trust and necessity develops into love—a love doomed to end in death if Rowan remains cursed. With the hope of a future hanging in the balance, he must overcome the greatest challenge of his life. For the only way to end his curse is to slay the Conjurer who cast the life-draining spell.

Purchase link:

Amazon: https://www.amazon.com/Conjurers-Curse-Stephanie-Cotta/dp/1957656018/ref=sr_1_1?keywords=the+conjurer%27s+curse&qid=1666977047&qu=eyJxc2MiOiIxLjU3IiwicXNhIjoiMC4wMCIsInFzcCI6IjAuMDAifQ%3D%3D&sr=8-1

Excerpt:

“Search for your kind. Find who cursed you. Perhaps there’s a way to break the curse. If you don’t, people will continue to die around you, and you’ll forever be alone.”

Connect with Stephani at the following links:

Website: https://sdaniellacotta.wordpress.com/

Linktree: https://linktr.ee/StephanieCotta?utm_source=linktree_profile_share&ltsid=f80c48bd-b32b-450b-9a48-4b149de0fbcf

Facebook Author Page: https://www.facebook.com/s.daniellacotta

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: 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.

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?

Kara Linaburg

WHEN?

Tuesday, June 7, 2022

WHERE?

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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.

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