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Weekly interviews with non-fiction authors about writing and publishing their books. Topics include overcoming writer's block, selecting the right topic for your book, finding great book editors and cover designers, how to know if self-publishing is right for you, and other advice on how to write, publish, and promote a non-fiction book that makes a difference.

The Path of Being a Non-Fiction Author Book Journeys

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Weekly interviews with non-fiction authors about writing and publishing their books. Topics include overcoming writer's block, selecting the right topic for your book, finding great book editors and cover designers, how to know if self-publishing is right for you, and other advice on how to write, publish, and promote a non-fiction book that makes a difference.

    Ep 207: Nurys Harrigan-Pedersen on Career Mapping for Success

    Ep 207: Nurys Harrigan-Pedersen on Career Mapping for Success

    Join Pleasance Silicki of BookJourneys Radio interview author Nurys Harrigan-Pedersen about the writing and publishing of her book, Make Your Mark: The Smart Nonprofit Professional’s Guide to Career Mapping for Success. 

    As a talent management and staffing expert with twenty years of experience matching employers with talented professionals in the nonprofit sector, Nurys knows all too well, the benefits of making one's mark in his or her career. She's a recognized expert in career mapping and building and is often invited to facilitate workshops. She is the brains behind the "I Love My Job" campaign which was launched in 2012. Know all about her work and what she has to teach in Make Your Mark. 

    Read more and download the transcript: Nurys Harrigan-Pedersen on The Author Incubator

     

    • 26 min
    Ep 206: Emily Cohen on Working with Multiple Generations of Holocaust Survivors

    Ep 206: Emily Cohen on Working with Multiple Generations of Holocaust Survivors

    Join Pleasance Silicki of BookJourneys Radio as she interviews author Emily Cohen on the writing and publishing of her book, From Generation to Generation: Healing Intergenerational Trauma Through Storytelling. 

    Author Emily is the daughter and granddaughter of Holocaust survivors. As a young girl, she was told by her mother stories of her incarceration and escape from concentration camp to her eventual immigration to the United States. A storyteller like her mother, Emily took on that role as her own, and, as a trauma healing coach, she wrote her book, which now helps ensure that the story of her mother, grandmother, and countless others who went through the Holocaust would never be forgotten. 

    Read more and download the transcript: Emily Cohen on The Author Incubator

    • 29 min
    Ep 205: Kristina Hallett on Being Your Own Best Friend

    Ep 205: Kristina Hallett on Being Your Own Best Friend

    Join Pleasance Silicki, host of BookJourneys Radio as she interviews author Kristina Hallett , PhD, ABPP on the writing and publishing of her books, Own Best Friend: Eight Steps to a Life of Purpose, Passion, and Ease andBe Awesome! Banish Burnout - Create Motivation from the Inside Out.

    Upon the release of her book, Own Best Friend, Kristina was proud to announce that it had reached international best-seller status on the first day. It's no surprise since it's really a gift for busy women everywhere, full of practical tips that to help you reach the best of yourself. For others, it reveals the kind of transformative self-care that unlocks the kind of life that they long to live. What Kristina teaches in her book is patterned after the very principles that she espouses based on her own personal experiences - specifically her eight steps to a life of purpose, passion, and ease, and of course, her methods of creating motivation as discussed in her other book.

    Read more and download the transcript: Kristina Hallett on The Author Incubator

    • 24 min
    Ep 204: Beverly Davidek on the Art of Having It All Without Losing Your Mind

    Ep 204: Beverly Davidek on the Art of Having It All Without Losing Your Mind

    Join Pleasance Silicki, host of BookJourneys Radio, as she interviews author Beverly Davidek on the writing and publishing of her book, Happy Lawyer: The Art of Having It All Without Losing Your Mind, which she co-authored with husband Dirk Davidek. 

    Beverly had been there... a beautiful family, a nice house, new cars, and an enviable job as an attorney. On the surface, all seems well and good, but the truth is, the work of an attorney, or any work for that matter, can often turn into a monster that sucks away at your life and soul. 

    Beverly knew it all too well, which was how she came to realize with her husband, the importance of having all their "ducks" in a row, so they can have peace of mind knowing that they do everything in their power to care for their family from a legal, financial, spiritual, and family legacy standpoints. Their book is based on personal experiences, and for Beverly, it's from being both a lawyer and mother. The book was written to be a guide for any hard-working person in providing for a family while experiencing happiness and satisfaction. "The book gave me the inspiration - but also the confidence -- to practice law in a much more holistic way than the way I had practiced in the past," says Beverly.

    Read more and download the trasncript: Beverly Davidek on The Author Incubator

     

    • 25 min
    Ep 203: Drs. Bridghid McMonagle & Kaley Bourgeois on the Secret to a Younger You

    Ep 203: Drs. Bridghid McMonagle & Kaley Bourgeois on the Secret to a Younger You

    Join Pleasance Silicki of BookJourneys Radio interview authors Kaley Bourgeois and Bridghid McMonagle on the writing and publishing of their book, Secret To A Younger You - The 3 Month Program: A natural facelift without botox. 

    Both Bridghid and Kaley are both naturopathic physicians and are experts on natural therapies. For this book, they chose to focus on just one. As professionals in the field of medicine, writing the book was the easy part. They found it helpful to know what their goals were before writing the book. They also attributed their success to their commitment to each other as co-authors. 

    Read more and download the transcript: Bridghid McMonagle and Kaley Bourgeois on The Author Incubator

    • 24 min
    Ep 202: Bear McKay on Energy Healing and Your Energy Signature

    Ep 202: Bear McKay on Energy Healing and Your Energy Signature

    Join Pleasance Silicki, host of BookJourneys Radio as she interviews author Bear McKay on the writing and publishing of her book, Your Energy Signature. 

    Bear had always thought that this book should be her first. After having started it several times, she was finally able to finish it with the help of The Author Incubator. Her book was able to give her a fresh start, new tools, and an opportunity to delve into the business and marketing side of energy healing.

    Bear's advice to others who would want to finish a book is to go straight through the process, "because only then will you meet the content and intellectual issues that have to be worked through," she said. 

    Read more and download the transcript: Bear McKay on The Author Incubator

     

    • 30 min

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