The Writer’s Haven
Making Your Own Way with Catherine Adel West

Making Your Own Way with Catherine Adel West

April 7, 2020

This episode is filled with plenty of gems on how to make a true impact as a writer. Learn how Catherine made her way as an established writer without going the traditional route most folks choose to go. Catherine's anticipated novel, Saving Ruby King, will be released in June.

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The Forgotten Feminist with Douglas A. Burton

The Forgotten Feminist with Douglas A. Burton

March 30, 2020

Empress Theodora was a woman before her time. Coming from a controversial background, she built her way into one of the most powerful empires of history. Listen in on today's episode as Douglas Burton, author of Far Away Bird, breaks down the significance of this historical figure and how her actions tie into today's society. You'll also get a really good history lesson!

 

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https://douglasaburton.com/

 #heroine

#womenshistorymonth

Dating and Life After Death with Bob Fischbach

Dating and Life After Death with Bob Fischbach

March 26, 2020

Is there a "right" time to move on when it comes to loss and grief? Take a listen to our conversation with author Bob Fischbach, who wrote a detailed memoir of his experience as a caregiver for his wife, who succumbed to Dementia after years of slow deterioration. His book, As She Fades talks about his dating life and why he realized he needed to start over and what that meant for him.

 

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https://www.facebook.com/aMemoirofLoveandDemetia/

 

#memoirs

#alzheimers

#dementia

Learning How to Develop Your Characters - Dr. Anna Lawton

Learning How to Develop Your Characters - Dr. Anna Lawton

March 11, 2020

"Let the character out and follow it." Dr. Anna Lawton is a professor of literature and the author of two novels, Amy's Story and Castle of Shadows. Anna goes in depth in the history behind her work and the journey of her characters. Listen in on the gems she shares from her writing experience.

Connect with Anna: http://www.newacademia.com/

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It’s Important to Tell Your Story: In Memory of B. Smith

It’s Important to Tell Your Story: In Memory of B. Smith

February 25, 2020

I am dedicating this week's episode to model, entrepreneur, author, speaker and pioneer B. Smith who recently passed away from the early onset of Alzheimer's Disease. Alzheimer's is a growing epidemic among black people around the world. Her efforts to raise awareness on the disease before her passing will have a lasting impact on her legacy.

B. Smith's story is discussed in her book, "Before I Forget: Love, Hope, Help and Acceptance in Our Fight Against Alzheimer’s."

A great article from the Washington Post on Alzheimer's and African Americans, can be found here: https://www.washingtonpost.com/lifestyle/magazine/why-are-african-americans-so-much-more-likely-than-whites-to-develop-alzheimers/2017/05/31/9bfbcccc-3132-11e7-8674-437ddb6e813e_story.html

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#bsmith #alzheimers

Writing and Learning with Scott Jones

Writing and Learning with Scott Jones

February 19, 2020

Scott is providing pearls of wisdom as a former supervisor, world traveler and employee of a lumberyard. He has completed his sixth book, And Throw the Skins Away which is his first novel. He's the winner of numerous writing awards, to include the FAPA Silver Award, recognition as the best books of 2018 by Kirkus Reviews and the 2019 Eric Hoffer Grand prize.

http://www.scottarcherjones.com/

 

 

Love Story with a Visit From the Past - Author Amanda Waters

Love Story with a Visit From the Past - Author Amanda Waters

February 12, 2020

You Again is Amanda Waters' first release as an author, who writes about a unique love story surrounding a widow in her sixties. Check out our discussion on her fresh take of a romance story, and also hear our take on the Prince Harry and Megan gossip!

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Instagram: @amandamrwaters
Twitter: @amandamrwaters
The Power of Your History with Author John Holliday

The Power of Your History with Author John Holliday

February 5, 2020

Through exploring the stories his grandfather shared with him as a child, John Holliday has completed a groundbreaking book, Mission to China, that highlights the important journey and missionary work pioneered by people in his family. Listen in on this episode and gain insight on how you can explore about your own history and share it with the world through the power of writing.

 

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 www.tallaibooks.com

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The Hands that Held Me - Author Lisa Jo Symonds

The Hands that Held Me - Author Lisa Jo Symonds

January 29, 2020

*Note to listener - Sensitive topics are discussed in this episode.

Lisa discusses her overcoming a traumatic childhood to building a platform that she controls by telling her own story. Listen in to learn about her advice on venting and getting away from it all.

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Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/LisaJoSymonds

Goodreads: https://www.goodreads.com/book/show/49019674-the-hands-that-held-me

 

A Trigger Point! What We Can Learn from Megan and Abby

A Trigger Point! What We Can Learn from Megan and Abby

January 21, 2020

We're taking a different spin on things this episode! Recent events on ABC's The View really got me thinking about my main character from my novel, The Next Time I Leave. Let's stop and think about who's who in our lives and what changes we may need to make.

#theview #meganmccain #abbyhuntsman #friendships #thenexttimeileave

Check out this article:

https://pagesix.com/2020/01/14/the-view-braces-for-more-exits-after-abby-huntsman-quits-show/

 

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