Saturday, February 27, 2010
Writers’ Podcasts for March Offer Action, Advice, and Affirmation
Nashville, TN, February 25, 2010—The team members at Writers in the Sky are pleased to share a series of interviews this month that confront the difficult issue of death from several perspectives and also to end the month with an interview that focuses on how to bring your own work to life. The month begins with an author who is making her second visit to the podcast and who will be sharing details about her new thriller. March continues with a holistic guide for those who are confronting the reality of death. The following week features an author who was taught an entirely new theology while coping with the death of his spouse. The month ends when the podcast welcomes an expert in the book business to share how to make our work appealing to publishers.
On March 5, Author Jennifer Chase will be returning to the WITS podcast for a second time to discuss her new novel Dead Game. Jennifer has an educational background in forensics and criminal psychology, which she brings to her writing. Emily Stone and her partner, Rick Lopez, try to track down a serial killer who has been terrorizing followers of a certain online networking group, but they end up becoming targets themselves. Chase will be discussing why she decided to focus on the online community as her chosen environment, what she learned about the writing and marketing process that she was able to apply the second-time around, and what the future holds for Emily Stone. Please visit the Amazon website to purchase Dead Game.
Marilyn Geary and Jacqueline Jannsen sit down with Sarah Moore on March 12 to discuss their book LeaveLight: A Motivational Guide to Holistic End-of-Life Planning. LeaveLight is designed for all those adults who are going to die, whether or not they are facing imminent death. LeaveLight challenges the cultural norm that death is ignored until it is just about to happen. LeaveLight aims to make planning for one's death a natural part of life, to be done early and revisited at least yearly.While providing all of the necessary checklists and forms, LeaveLight also offers readers the opportunity to reflect and focus on their own spirituality. The authors will be sharing how their own backgrounds led them to write this book, how they see its content being used, and why death is such a difficult subject to address in our culture. You may purchase LeaveLight by visiting the Amazon Web site.
The podcast series continues on March 19, when WITS author’s assistant Sarah Moore will be joined by author Lewis Tagliaferre to discuss his book Voices of Sedona. Tagliaferre lost his wife to cancer several years ago and went searching for a way to cope with his grief. During a business trip to Sedona, the spirit of Sedona Schnebly introduced herself and, over the course of subsequent visits, put him in touch with other spiritual teachers. Through these channeled teaching episodes, Tagliaferre learned the five universal principles that now comprise the philosophy known as Theofatalism. During the conversation, Tagliaferre will be discussing how these teaching sessions occurred, what we all can learn from Theofatalism, and how he continues to receive messages from Sedona. Please visit the Amazon Web site to purchase Voices of Sedona.
On March 26, our last podcast of the month will feature bestselling author, editor, and publishing consultant Stephanie Gunning. Stephanie has developed a coaching program to help authors land a book deal, and she draws on her experience as a senior acquisitions editor at Bantam-Doubleday-Dell and editor at HarperCollins Publishers to create her winning ideas. During her interview, Ms. Gunning will be discussing what makes a book concept attractive to an editor, how to write an effective book proposal, and what is involved in book contracts and advances. To learn more Stephanie Gunning and the services she offers, please visit her Web site.
“I believe that the series of podcasts offered by Writers in the Sky this month offer many opportunities for personal reflection,” shares Yvonne Perry, owner of Writers in the Sky Creative Writing Services, which produces the podcast. “From confronting our innermost feelings about the taboo subject of dying and death to considering where we stand in our own journeys with the written word, WITS podcasts provide plenty of material for consideration this month.”
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