Tuesday, January 01, 2008

WITS Podcast Schedule January 2008

Writers in the Sky Podcast show schedule for January 2008

January 4

Mark David Gerson, author of The Voice of the Muse: Answering the Call to Write, joins WITS Podcast host Yvonne Perry for a hearty discussion about writer’s block. What is it? Why does it come? What message does it bring? What is this “muse” everyone talks about?

The Voice of the Muse: Answering the Call to Write, is a book of inspiration, instruction and practice for writers, and has recorded a companion CD of guided meditations for writers. The book and CD, suitable for writers in all genres and all levels of experience, draw on his years of teaching and coaching in the U.S. Mark David has taught writing as a creative and spiritual pursuit for more than 15 years, helping both novice and seasoned writers to deepen their creativity, move through creative blocks and answer their call to write.

An inspirational speaker as well as an author, coach and mentor, Mark David has spoken to groups all over the country about empowerment, creativity, personal growth and spirituality. His essays on those same topics now reach readers in some two dozen countries through his free e-mail newsletter. We are proud to have Mark David share how he created his own publishing company Lightlines to get his book to the market. He also has some great marketing tips for you, so don’t miss this show! See http://markdavidgerson.co/m for more information or http://markdavidgerson.blogspot.com/to blog with the author.

January 11

Arkansas native, Velda Brotherton is Yvonne Perry’s guest as she discusses her book, Fly With The Mourning Dove—the true story of a young girl who grows up on a homestead in New Mexico.

Synopsis: In 1920 six-year-old Edna accompanies her parents to New Mexico to homestead 640 acres. Her father, a tuberculosis victim, hopes to restore his health while doing what he loves: running a ranch. This is the story of a family's struggle to tame an arid land and remain together while a disease ravages one of its members. It is the story of a small child who grows to love the stark and beautiful high desert country, even as her parents struggle against adversity.

For the past twenty years Velda has been writing historical articles and books. She is the co-chair of a writer's critique group that recently celebrated twenty years of success helping fledgling writers. In 2004 she was honored with a 30-minute documentary featuring her work to preserve Arkansas history. It appeared on PBS and was shown at several film festivals. Today Edna oversees ranches in the Tusas River Valley of New Mexico and the San Luis Valley of Colorado. At the age of ninety-three, she visits her beloved Tusas whenever she can.

Velda's book (ISBN # 1-4241-5904-0) is available online through the bookstore at Publish America, and on Amazon and B&N or http://www.veldabrotherton.com./

January 18

Everyone is talking about marketing online with a virtual book tour. Doing book signings and interacting with your readership has never been easier.

Virtual book tour specialist, Dorothy Thompson brings a wealth of information to authors who are looking to better understand the benefits of online virtual book tours. The stay-at home virtual book tour has proven to be an effective way to market a book online by offering readers a chance to get to know you and become familiar with your writing.

Dorothy’s company Pump Up Your Book Promotion PR (http://www.pumpupyourbookpromotion.com/) is a public relations firm that will give your book a terrific online exposure as it concentrates on the millions of people who buy books online every day. Dorothy works with authors on a one-on-one basis for powerful and effective online PR to give your book the best chance at success. If you've been meaning to listen to the podcast, but haven't gotten around to it, this would be a great show to make time for.

January 25

Cheryl Robinson’s book Sweet Georgia Brown is sure to be a good one. I think it has great potential for a screenplay. You’ll agree once you see the book trailer for this new release http://www.thegrits.com/literaryservices/?p=58.

Battle of the sexes takes center stage in this new novel when sweet Georgia Brown, a humble housewife, is determined to become a household name. After eleven years of marriage, Georgia Brown is fed up with her husband, Marvin, a popular radio personality. She’s fed up with him not because she suspects he’s having an affair; or because she is suddenly expected to raise his thirteen-year-old daughter, Chloe, who she never knew existed. No! It’s because he had the nerve to talk about her weight, their marriage, and their sex life on national radio! Now, to save their marriage, Marvin invites Georgia to the radio station for an on-air rebuttal, having no idea it will launch her career. Or that what began as a battle at home will now be a blistering war for all to hear!

Promotion by The GRITS COM Literary Service says, “The early reviews coming in for this novel have been great.” Read Harriet Klausner's review at http://mainstreamfiction.blogspot.com/2007/12/sweet-georgia-brown-sweet-georgia-brown.html.

Writers in the Sky Podcast Show listeners will enjoy hearing more about this entertaining new novel as well as hear how Cheryl’s successful self-publishing career landed her the great 2-book deal she has with New American Library (NAL), a division of the Penguin Group, today! This book goes on sale nationwide, January 2, 2008! You may visit Cheryl Robinson online at http://www.cherylrobinson.com/.

Listening to Writers in the Sky Podcast on a computer is easy. Just click this link: http://yvonneperry.blogspot.com/ and go to my blog.On the right sidebar there is a list of archived shows. Click on the interview you would like to hear and it will open a post that has a link to the audio file.

For information about being a guest on Writers in the Sky Podcast, see http://www.yvonneperry.net/Writing_Packages.htm#Publicity_Packages_

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