It's time to introduce you to another new author you may not know about. Sherry Collier Larkin loves to write and inspire with words. A Christian radio writer and on-air host, Sherry has been impacting lives for years. Her new book series called I Have a Dream Team features her own pug "Gracie" as the coach of a struggling middle school softball team. How cool is that! So, let's get started! Sherry, welcome - got a few questions for you.
I'm delighted to have my beautiful and talented friend, Taylor Anne, as my guest today. We met a couple of years ago and I'm so glad we did. I thought I was a positive and optimistic person until I met Taylor! She is a joy to be around, and I'm delighted to welcome her here today.
So lets get started. Tell us a little about yourself.
Today's guest host is T.A. 'Terry' McMullin. Terry is an award-winning author/speaker, whose personal memoir, Gathering Courage, will inspire, uplift and encourage you. Terry was transformed from a brokenhearted child with a reading disability to a college graduate and distinguished educator who encourages others to achieve their greatest aspirations.
Where do your ideas comes from?
(Updated: Aug 6, 2019)
I'm delighted to welcome my guest host today,Patty Wiseman. Patty is not only a very gifted writer, she happily shares her knowledge and expertise with others and I'm honored to be among those who call her mentor and friend. She has received multiple awards and continues grow her craft.
Branding Yourself as a Writer is Essential
by Patty Wiseman
(Updated: August 2, 2019)
As I sit here today reflecting on Father's Day, I find myself thinking of the men in my life who held that role. I was very blessed to have my father until 1984 and then later, my stepfather. Both men were strong, faithful men who loved their family and their country. They weren't without flaws, of course, none of us are, but they were both loving and steadfast in their devotion to God, country and family.
I got the idea for this blog sharing/take over from another favored author's website. It's a great way for me to introduce you to terrific authors of different genre's you may not know about. As an Indie Author, one of the hardest things to do is market your books, getting them before the readers. We are a small fish in a ginormous pond and rely a lot on social media, personal appearances, blogs, etc.
I came across this yesterday. Something I wrote several years ago as part of a writing prompt. I can easily see my mother as The Queen. Anyway, I thought I'd share it with you today.
Under the Queen's Rules
I guess of all the questions I get asked, this is the most common. My standard answer is I just love to write. I always have. And I'm a voracious reader. While I have an eclectic taste in genres I read (I'll read anything that sparks my interest), I'm a romantic at heart and write the kind of stories I like to read. I prefer a particular pace, with a blend of action, dialogue, suspense and romance.
The older I get, the more I realize I lived in the best of days. We didn't have much back then. In fact, by today's, standards we would have been considered poverty level. But, in addition to unconditional love, we had things no amount of money could buy. Our clothes were hand-me-downs but they were clean. The roof didn't leak and we had food on the table. We thrived on carefree summers spent at my grandparents farm or fishing with my dad or my brothers.