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Lit Up Angela Breidenbach

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Lighting up the literary world with book reviews, in-depth expert interviews, and ideas to design a lucrative creative career. Listen weekly and expand your imagination to enhance your life — Always family-friendly, always good for your heart.

    Davalynn Spencer & insights on Connecting Writers with Hollywood

    Davalynn Spencer & insights on Connecting Writers with Hollywood

    Today on Lit Up with Angela Breidenbach, Davalynn Spencer visits about the inspiration her family and Colorado lifestyle have on her novels.

    Don't miss my insights on attending the Connecting Writers with Hollywood conference and an upcoming new release, Out Of Their Element, a collection of 4 full-length contemporary romance novels by Angela Breidenbach, Robin Lee Hatcher, Vickie McDonough, and Deborah Raney. My book in this collection, Footprints On Her Heart, is in edits now. Look for interviews with the other authors in this collection coming this summer as well. I'll be putting my individual full-length novel out in paperback as the sequel to A Healing Heart.

    About Davalynn Spencer: Wife and mother of professional rodeo bullfighters, Davalynn Spencer writes cowboy romance. She is an ECPA and Publisher's Weekly bestselling author and winner of the Will Rogers Gold Medallion for Inspirational Western Fiction. And she's fairly certain her previous career as a rodeo journalist and crime-beat reporter prepared her for life in Colorado, wrangling Blue the Cowdog and mouse detectors Annie and Oakley. Connect with her at http://davalynnspencer.com/

    Davalynn's Social Media:
    Quarterly Newsletter sign-up: http://eepurl.com/xa81D
    Website: http://www.davalynnspencer.com
    Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/AuthorDavalynnSpencer
    Twitter: https://twitter.com/davalynnspencer
    Goodreads: https://www.goodreads.com/author/show/5051432.Davalynn_Spencer
    Pinterest: https://pinterest.com/davalynnspencer/boards/
    Amazon Author: https://www.amazon.com/Davalynn-Spencer/e/B002EZUEZK
    ChristianAuthorsNetwork.com: http://christianauthorsnetwork.com/davalynn-spencer/

    About Angela Breidenbach: Angela Breidenbach writes romance through the ages, teaches the business of writing, hosts the radio show Lit Up, and is in process of getting her genealogical studies degree. She's the president of the Christian Authors Network. Angela lives in Missoula, MT with her hubby and Muse, a trained fe-lion, who can shake hands, lay down and roll over, and jump through a hoop. Surprisingly, Angela can also.

    http://AngelaBreidenbach.com
    Facebook/Twitter/Instagram/Pinterest: @AngBreidenbach
    Lit Up! with Angela Breidenbach, a show for creatives and those who want to know what makes them tick!
    Apple Podcasts/iTunes: Lit Up With Angela Breidenbach
    https://itunes.apple.com/us/podcast/lit-up/id1232892304?mt=2
    Angela's A-Muse-ing Newsletter: http://eepurl.com/0VjH1

    Books mentioned:

    An Unexpected Redemption by Davalynn Spencer

    Out of Their Element by Angela Breidenbach, Robin Lee Hatcher, Vickie McDonough, and Deborah Raney

    Getting Your Story Straight by Diane Drake

    • 56 min
    JD DeWitt Connecting Writers with Hollywood - Books to Movies

    JD DeWitt Connecting Writers with Hollywood - Books to Movies

    Great information for authors who'd like their books to become movies as Angela Breidenbach of #LitUpRadio interviews JD DeWitt of Connecting Writers with Hollywood conference happening June 7-9, 2018 in Spokane, WA. http://CWWH2018.com

    Social Media for Connecting Hollywood with Writers:
    https://www.facebook.com/adaptforfilm/
    https://twitter.com/adaptforfilm

    Tips on:
    Proper attendee pitching and connecting with speakers, producers, agents, and managers.
    Ideas on how to prepare to meet Hollywood people.
    How to show your work in the best light for the best results.
    Bloopers from last year's conference...(what not to do).
    Getting to know the speakers and people taking pitches at the CWWH2018.com conference.
    Bring a "One Sheet" whether the person taking your pitch keeps it or refers to it.

    About the CWWH2018.com conference:#CWWH2018
    CWWH brings together writers, producers, managers and agents. It is one of the most accessible and affordable conferences of its kind. In attendance are producers in search of their next project, film agents ready to take on new clients and pro-screenwriters prepared to teach novelists the art of screenwriting. At this conference, you will not be competing with hundreds of writers. We wish for everyone to feel like their voices are heard and provide an atmosphere of support and access. I am very pleased to announce that this year we are introducing Connect Groups! This is a small group setting where attendees will have an hour with our featured speakers, the topics will vary and be of valuable information.

    Speakers
    DIANE DRAKE Screenwriter/Author
    Diane is an accomplished professional screenwriter, writing instructor, story consultant, speaker, and author.

    DAVE TROTTIER Teacher/Script Consultant/Author
    Dave is an award-winning teacher and in-demand script consultant, author of The Screenwriter's Bible.

    RICH COWAN Partner of North by Northwest Productions
    Rich Cowan is a partner of North by Northwest Productions, a full-service film and video production company.

    DAVID KATSMAN Literary Manager/Producer
    David Katsman is a literary manager/producer at LINK Entertainment, and is based in Los Angeles.

    STEPHANIE A. JOHNSON President
    Stephanie A. Johnson is the President of Clover Entertainment, Inc.

    MAX TIMM Director / President
    Max - Director of Education and Outreach with the ISA, President of The Story Farm Development and Coaching service

    LAURA BRADFORD Agent and Founder
    Laura Bradford founded and established the Bradford Literary Agency.

    FELICITY WREN Producer/Dramaturge/Consultant/Actor
    Felicity Wren is the Development Director at International Screenwriters' Association.

    ROBIN MCLAIN Director of Operations
    Robin McLain is the Director of Operations at 5 x 5 Media

    SUZY SAMMONS President
    Suzy Sammons is the President of Dove.org

    JAN CLINE Emcee
    Jan Cline is the Emcee for Connecting Writers with Hollywood

    SHARI SMILEY Literary Manager
    Shari Smiley is the Literary Manager at Gotham Group

    RICH PELUSO Executive Vice President
    Rich Peluso is the Executive Vice President of AFFIRM Films, a division of Sony Pictures Entertainment (SPE).

    JARROD MURRAY Literary Manager/Producer
    Jarrod Murray is the Literary Manager/Producer at Epicenter

    WILL FENDON Strategic Partner
    Strategic Partner with Cast Iron Studios

    About JD DeWitt: Founder and a literary manager, JD owns 5 Sons Media, a Literary Management Firm, representing authors and screenwriters. 5 Sons Media clientele are award-winning best-sellers with a well established readership. Primarily, we meet with potential clients based on referrals or at distinguished writers' conferences. http://JDDeWitt.com

    About Lit Up host, Angela Breidenbach: About Lit Up host and author, Angela Breidenbach: Angela Breidenbach writes romance through the ages, teaches the business of writing, hosts the radio show Lit Up, and is in process of getting her genealogical studies degree. She's the president of the Christian Authors Network. Angela lives in Missoula

    • 56 min
    New Book Club-Pencildancers

    New Book Club-Pencildancers

    Lit Up Radio host, Angela Breidenbach, joins forces with Diana Lesire Brandmeyer, Liz Tolsma, Jennifer VanderKlipp to launch the Pencildancers Readers and Review Crew with our head librarian/archivist, Bree Herron, as admin of the new book club. This new book club and review crew or readers who enjoy historicals, romances, contemporary fiction, WWII fiction, devotionals, some cozy and suspense genres, and Christian living (otherwise known in the regular market as self help with Christian elements). In this episode, we invite you to join us for the 4-day launch party! You'll also get to know each of the authors a little better and find out who Bree is and why she's an integral part of the team to serve our readers in the book club.

    When's the party? All weekend April 19-22, with special appearances by the Pencildancers team for live video feeds. But commenting and entering for prizes will happen all day every day. Prizes include books, jewelry, and other surprises chosen at random. Note: Any prizes that require postal service will need to be to US addresses only.

    How to join the new Pencildancers Readers and Review Crew: On Facebook, request to join and our Head Librarian will check in with you. Here's the link: https://www.facebook.com/groups/906448092770395/?ref=br_rs

    Once you're in the new book club, you'll be able to access the party page. But in case you have a tough time finding it, here's the link: https://www.facebook.com/events/1620146614769238/

    Bree Herron's website: http://BibliophileReviews.com

    Diana Brandmeyer's website: http://DianaBrandmeyer.com

    Liz Tolsma's website: http://LizTolsma.com

    Jennifer Vander Klipp's website: http://JenniferVanderKlipp.com

    About Lit Up host, Angela Breidenbach: Angela Breidenbach writes romance through the ages, teaches the business of writing, hosts the radio show Lit Up, and is in process of getting her genealogical studies degree. She's the president of the Christian Authors Network. Angela lives in Missoula, MT with her hubby and Muse, a trained fe-lion, who can shake hands, lay down and roll over, and jump through a hoop. Surprisingly, Angela can also.
    http://AngelaBreidenbach.com
    Facebook/Twitter/Instagram/Pinterest: @AngBreidenbach

    Lit Up! with Angela Breidenbach, a show for creatives and those who want to know what makes them tick!

    Apple Podcasts/iTunes: Lit Up With Angela Breidenbach
    https://itunes.apple.com/us/podcast/lit-up/id1232892304?mt=2

    Angela's A-Muse-ing Newsletter: http://eepurl.com/0VjH1

    • 56 min
    7 Ways to Avoid Delaying Publication

    7 Ways to Avoid Delaying Publication

    Waiting, waiting, and waiting to be published. What can you learn? How can you grow? What can you do in the process to forward your career? Georgia Daniels visits with Lit Up host, Angela Breidenbach, on this touchy topic for creative people, 7 Ways to Avoid Delaying Publication.

    Website: georgianadaniels.com (lots of information on the writers life and how to handle the hard parts like waiting, rejection, handling criticism, and how to stay motivated)

    Books mentioned on air:
    Shadows of Hope (Barbour, April 2018)
    A story of hope in the aftermath of inconceivable betrayal and broken dreams.
    What if you struggled with infertility but unknowingly befriended your husband's pregnant mistress? What if the woman you were seeing behind your wife's back gets pregnant, threatening your job and marriage? What if your boyfriend never told you he was married and you discover you're pregnant?

    Crisis pregnancy worker Marissa Moreau suspects her husband is cheating, but little does she know how close to home her husband's infidelity hits. College student Kaitlyn Farrows is floundering after a relationship with her professor leaves her pregnant. Soon she lands a job and a support system at the local pregnancy resource center and things seem to be turning around. But when Marissa and Kaitlyn become friends, neither one knows they share a connection-Colin, Marissa's husband and Kaitlyn's former professor. When their private lives collide, the two women must face the ultimate test of their faith and choose how to move forward as they live in the shadows of hope.
    More books mentioned on this episode:
    Table for One (White Rose Press)
    A Daughter's Redemption (Love Inspired)
    The Captive Brides Collection (Barbour Publishing)
    A Healing Heart (Abingdon Press)

    About our guest: Georgiana Daniels is a Christian author, blogger, and homeschooling mom who lives with her husband and three daughters in sunny Arizona. She's written ten novels, but only 2 have been published with a third one coming out in April called Shadows of Hope. The long wait between published books has given her ample time and opportunity to learn how to wait like a winner.

    Find Georgiana on Social Media: Facebook.com/authorgeorgianadaniels
    Instagram: @authorgeorgianadaniels
    Twitter @georgianadMore

    About Lit Up host and author, Angela Breidenbach: Angela Breidenbach writes romance through the ages, teaches the business of writing, hosts the radio show Lit Up, and is in process of getting her genealogical studies degree. She's the president of the Christian Authors Network. Angela lives in Missoula, MT with her hubby and Muse, a trained fe-lion, who can shake hands, lay down and roll over, and jump through a hoop. Surprisingly, Angela can also.

    http://AngelaBreidenbach.com
    Facebook/Twitter/Instagram/Pinterest: @AngBreidenbach

    Lit Up! with Angela Breidenbach, a show for creatives and those who want to know what makes them tick!

    Don't miss the Genealogy Workshop on 3/24/2018 in Missoula, MT Discovering Your Ancestors with Angela. Includes a choice of a free online class from the National Institute for Genealogical Studies and more gifts to help you do your own genealogy research.

    Apple Podcasts/iTunes: Lit Up With Angela Breidenbach
    https://itunes.apple.com/us/podcast/lit-up/id1232892304?mt=2

    Angela's A-Muse-ing Newsletter: http://eepurl.com/0VjH1

    7 Mistakes Guaranteed to Delay Publication
    (You can find more at Writerly Tidbits link on GeorgianaDaniels.com)

    1. Craft Issues/Poorly Educated on the Writing Craft
    2. Wrong Posse
    3. Disappearing
    4. Low Production
    5. Changing Genres
    6. Rewriting the Same Book Over and Over
    7. Scattered Focus

    • 55 min
    Storymonsters.com, contests, Children's writing

    Storymonsters.com, contests, Children's writing

    Lit Up host, Angela Breidenbach, visits with Linda F. Radke, founder of Story Monsters LLC, about StoryMonsters.com, tips to building a successful career in children's literature, how to find an expert with experience to help you, volunteerism to gain resume experience, contests for credibility, getting your books into and booking events in schools, and helping children become both literate and experience writing for Story Monsters Ink magazine. Awesome tips on marketing, indie publishing, and building a career in the publishing industry.

    Executive editor for submissions and guidelines for both adults writing for children and for child reporters, as mentioned in this episode, Cristy@storymonsters.com

    Website: www.StoryMonsters.com
    Magazine: Story Monsters Ink https://issuu.com/storymonstersink
    Social Media: www.Facebook.com/storymonsters
    Instagram: StoryMonsters
    Twitter: StoryMonsters

    About Lit Up guest, Linda F. Radke:
    Linda F. Radke is the president of Story Monsters LLC and publisher of Story Monsters Ink® magazine. For more than 30 years, she has been ahead of the game in producing and marketing award-winning books for all ages. Clients and the media describe Radke as an industry leader in creativity, innovation, and customer service. She has received numerous publishing, public relations, and marketing awards, including being named "Book Marketer of the Year" by Book Publicists of Southern California. Tireless in her efforts of helping authors make their dreams a reality, Radke's motto is, "You can't compromise on quality. Do it right or don't do it all!"

    Radke's foray into publishing began with a desire to print a how-to book to complement the household employment agency she owned. For Radke, teased on more than one occasion about having "printer's ink in her veins," the experience of publishing the book was exhilarating, which prompted her to change careers without looking back. In 1985, Radke launched Five Star Publications, Inc. She went on to add marketing and publicity services, networking opportunities, and special event coordination with the goal to help deserving authors achieve visibility.

    A former special education teacher for grades K-12, Radke is dedicated to helping kids develop a love for reading and writing. To that end, she created the Story Monsters Approved! designation program which tells parents, teachers, and librarians they are giving children the very best. In 2014, Radke published her very first magazine, Story Monsters Ink, which has been named among the "great magazines for kids and teens" by School Library Journal. Since that time, Kids Can Publish has been merged with Story Monsters Ink. On the heels of the success of the Story Monster brand, in 2016, Radke founded Story Monsters LLC to bring all of her services together under one umbrella. Today, Radke continues to target and brand the services Story Monsters LLC offers to authors, children, parents, teachers, and librarians with programs such as the Dragonfly Book Award Contests, School Express Press, SchoolBookings.com, and AuthorsandExperts.com.

    Radke is also a member of the Children's Book Council, National Federation of Press Women, and Independent Book Publishing Association. Based in Chandler, Arizona, Linda F. Radke is passionate about her work and is invested in serving her community. Radke's personal hobbies include camping, photography, and enjoying time with her family and their German Shepard, Riley.

    About Lit Up host, Angela Breidenbach: About Lit Up host and author, Angela Breidenbach: Angela Breidenbach writes romance through the ages, teaches the business of writing, hosts the radio show Lit Up, and is in process of getting her genealogical studies degree. She's the president of the Christian Authors Network. Angela lives in Missoula, MT with her hubby and Muse, a trained fe-lion, who can shake hands, lay down and roll over, and jump through a hoop. Surprisingly, Angela can also.
    http://AngelaBreidenbach.com

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    • 57 min
    How to write biblical fiction

    How to write biblical fiction

    Lit Up! with Angela Breidenbach welcomes Rachel S. Neal as we discuss how to create your own book covers, write biblical fiction, tips on critique groups, and discuss Rachel's new book, When Jonah Ran.

    Books mentioned:

    When Jonah Ran

    How to Mend a Broken Star

    A Healing Heart

    Tips on making your own cover art:

    Use a design program like Photoshop or Affinity. Buy stock art, if you're not an artist: Dreamstime, Thinkstock, Lightstock, etc. where you can buy photos. Look for royalty-free, read the details before purchasing to know the license (how many copies, what type of use, etc.) Watch out for the allowance to (or not) manipulate a photo for a unique look such as changing the color of the dress or the model's hair.

    Tips on writing biblical fiction:

    About Rachel: Rachel S. Neal is an author living under the big sky of Montana. Her books are self-published and provide a means to fund charitable causes. Samaritan's Purse and Answers in Genesis are two of her favorites. Where you might happen across Rachel: Anywhere her feet can go. She likes to walk, taking her camera along for an adventure. The Oregon coast is a favorite, walking with her husband, sand between her toes and a pocketful of treasure. In her garden- planting, dividing, weeding, pruning, and just being. Anywhere that sells concrete, paint, fabric, glue, or second-hand goods. So many projects, so little time. On the couch beneath a cat, a cup of coffee, notebooks, Bible, or any I-can't-stop-reading-til-the-last-page tale. On her knees, seeking grace that never runs dry...

    Rachel's website: GraceByTheGallon.com

    About your Lit Up host, Angela:

    Angela's website: AngelaBreidenbach.com

    Angela's newsletter: A-Muse-ings

    As promised in this episode, Prociutto Egg Cups Recipe (learned from the Better Homes & Gardens special issue on Mediterranean Diet, April 2018) Spray the inside of a muffin tin, line with prociutto covering the bottom and sides with one layer, crack an egg into the well, slice grape or cherry tomatoes in half and place on top of egg white, drop a tsp. of pesto on top. Bake at 350 degrees for 20-22 min. Note: The eggs should be slightly unfinished as they finish setting up for a couple of minutes after taking them out of the oven. Each oven is different, so experiment with the doneness to your preference.

    • 56 min

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Great podcast to learn about the business of writing. The host has a pleasant voice.

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