8 episodes

Welcome to The Award-Winning Authors Show, where we help professionals to build a legacy by self-publishing your next book. We help you remove self-doubt from your mind with our proven process to become a published author. We have helped authors from all over the world to publish their books since 2022.

I’m your host, Lisa M. Umina, CEO of Halo Publishing International. If you’re ready to become an award-winning author, then let’s get started.

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Welcome to The Award-Winning Authors Show, where we help professionals to build a legacy by self-publishing your next book. We help you remove self-doubt from your mind with our proven process to become a published author. We have helped authors from all over the world to publish their books since 2022.

I’m your host, Lisa M. Umina, CEO of Halo Publishing International. If you’re ready to become an award-winning author, then let’s get started.

    #8. Protecting Your Mindset | Vincent M. Ward Interview

    #8. Protecting Your Mindset | Vincent M. Ward Interview

    Are you an aspiring writer who wants to share a story, but you feel scared or embarrassed to put yourself out there? Have you ever doubted yourself if you have the talent to be respected?

    Today, we’re talking about how to protect your mindset when taking on a creative endeavor. I’m joined by Vincent M. Ward, an actor most known for his role in The Walking Dead, and author of his new book, The Stepdaddy.

    In this episode of The Award-Winning Authors Show, you’ll learn:


    The key to long-term success in a creative industry (2:33)
    How to handle your haters (4:12)
    Why you need someone in your life telling you the truth (6:30)

    At the end of this interview, you’ll discover what happened the moment Vincent almost gave up on his acting career!

    Grab your copy of Vincent’s new book, "The Stepdaddy," now available on HaloPublishing.com (https://bit.ly/3bAdt09), Amazon (https://amzn.to/3HWU7OL), Barnes & Noble (https://bit.ly/3bwj33v) and Books-a-Million (https://bit.ly/3u1t66Y).

    • 16 min
    #7. From Corporate America to Author, Publisher & CEO

    #7. From Corporate America to Author, Publisher & CEO

    Have you ever wanted to write a book and become an author? How would it feel to read your story to an audience on stage? Would you enjoy traveling around as you get paid to do so?  

    In today’s episode of the Award-Winning Author Show, I’m sharing my story about how I pivoted from corporate America to becoming an international award-winning author, publisher and CEO. You’ll learn…  


    How I became an author (1:44)
    How writing a book helped grow my career and business (5:39)
    My best advice for authors  (8:12)

    My hope in sharing my story is to help you see how YOU can also use your book to build a career as an author.   

    🌟If you’re ready to publish your book, please submit your manuscript on https://halopublishing.com/.  

    ✍️Or, you can download our free publishing guide to learn everything you need to know about the entire self-publishing process: https://halopublishing.com/publishing.

    Start writing your legacy today!

    • 19 min
    #6. How to Build an Audience | Todd Hiller Interview

    #6. How to Build an Audience | Todd Hiller Interview

    Would like to build an engaged audience that love your books?  You need to learn how to use social media to find loyal readers. It's time to create your social media profiles, make interesting posts, and engage with real people.  On today’s episode of The Award-Winning Authors Show, we’re talking about how authors can build an audience to promote their books. I had the pleasure of interviewing one of our best-selling authors, Todd Hiller, author of "Fire and Ivy."  You'll discover what it takes to use your voice to shape the minds of the next generation. Plus, you'll learn 1) Where to Find New Readers Who Become Loyal Fans, 2) The Ultimate Strategy to Build an Online Audience, and 3) #1 Mistake Most Author Make in Building an Audience. Don't make the mistake of publishing your book and forgetting about the marketing and PR. Are you ready to put in the work it takes to become a best-selling author?  ===  📚Don't make the mistake of publishing your book and forgetting about the marketing and PR. Are you ready to put in the work it takes to become a best-selling author? 👉To connect with Todd Hiller, you can find him on Instagram here. All of his books are available on Halo Publishing, Amazon, and Barnes and Noble. 🌟If you’re ready to publish your book, please submit your manuscript on https://halopublishing.com/.  ✍️Or, you can download our free publishing guide to learn everything you need to know about the entire self-publishing process: https://halopublishing.com/publishing.... Start writing your legacy today!

    • 19 min
    #5. Building a Digital Brand | Alina Bonn Interview

    #5. Building a Digital Brand | Alina Bonn Interview

    Don't you want to speak on stage in front of an audience? What if you could sell tens or hundreds of your book at a time? To do so, you need to build a brand around your book. In today's episode of The Award-Winning Authors Show, we are talking about Building a Digital Brand. I'm interviewed by my own producer, Alina Bonn: a content marketer and creator of Effortless Engine. In this episode, you'll learn: 1) How to Gain International Visibility, 2) What It Takes to Develop a Public Speaking Platform and 3) Content Marketing Benefits for Authors. 📚Don't miss our newest episode. You won't believe how easy content marketing can be...

    • 20 min
    #4. Publishing Black Voices | Jordan Sullen Interview

    #4. Publishing Black Voices | Jordan Sullen Interview

    At Halo Publishing International, it’s our mission to publish voices that matter. We believe you’re called to use your voice to uplift those around you. In honor of Black History Month, Lisa Umina interviews one of our favorite authors, Jordan Sullen. Jordan is a former NFL player, children’s book author and illustrator. He’s published three books with us. In this interview, they didn’t talk about politics. They talked about something more sensitive: Black Lives Matter. Jordan released his newest book, Numbers Don’t Lie, during a pivotal time of history. In this episode, you'll discover what it takes to use your voice to shape the minds of the next generation. Plus, you'll learn:

    - How to Use Your Voice to Speak Up When It Counts

    - What It Means to Become a Role Model as a Children's Author

    - Best Advice to Know Before Writing Your First Book

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    Writing your first book takes courage. You only have one voice to share your story. How will you be remembered?

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    👉To connect with Jordan Sullen, you can find him on LinkedIn here. All of his books are available on HaloPublishing.com, Amazon, Barnes and Noble and Books-A-Million.

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    🌟If you’re ready to publish your book, please submit your manuscript on HaloPublishing.com.

    ✍️Or, you can download our free publishing guide to learn everything you need to know about the entire self-publishing process.

    Start writing your legacy today!

    • 14 min
    #3. Benefits of Becoming an Author | Brooke Young Interview

    #3. Benefits of Becoming an Author | Brooke Young Interview

    Are you a writer with a story you need to share with the world? Is your story living in your computer, but has yet to make it to a publisher? Have you always wanted to write a book, but are afraid to pull the trigger? 

    Think about a message you believe the world needs to hear.  

    Now, imagine yourself writing this story and holding a physical copy of your book in your hands. You’re smiling down on it and a sense of accomplishment washes over it like a wave on the beach. 🌊  

    You’ve done it. You’ve become a published author! 

    This is exactly how Brooke Young felt after she published her first book. On today’s episode of The Award-Winning Authors Show, I interviewed Brooke Young, author of "Murray’s Miraculous Mission" and a contestant for Miss Ohio 2021.  

    You'll discover the personal and professional benefits of becoming a published author. Plus, you'll learn: 

     - Why You Should Write a Book to Enhance Your Platform 

    - The Hardest Part About Writing a Book (And How to Overcome It!) 

    - 3 Lifetime Benefits of Becoming a Published Author 

    Your book will carry a message throughout your life and across generations. It’s time to get your story out of your head and into a book!   

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    🐾 To connect with Brooke Young, you can connect with her on LinkedIn. Or you can purchase Murray’s Miraculous Mission from Amazon, Barnes & Noble, Books-A-Million or Halo Publishing International. 

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    🌟If you’re ready to publish your book, please submit your manuscript on HaloPublishing.com.  

    ✍️Or, you can download our free publishing guide to learn everything you need to know about the entire self-publishing process.  

    Start writing your legacy today!

    • 15 min

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Alina Bonn ,

Inspiring me to submit my manuscript!

I’ve always wanted to become an author. Lisa’s advice is inspiring me to submit my manuscript so I can hold my book in my hands. Can’t wait for the finished product!