Mom Writer's Talk Radio Newsletter
Welcome to the February issue of the Mom Writer’s Talk Radio
it’s hard to believe that we have already been on the air for three months! If
you have been to the website, you know that we are already scheduled through
June for guests, so we are really excited about the enthusiasm for the show.
have a great line up this month. Make sure you check out this
month’s contest, too.
Here’s to a productive writing month!
Paula Schmitt and Alana Morales
This month’s give away is for a copy of Grace Fox’s book 10 Minute Time Outs for Busy Women.
We want to know how you make time for writing.
Send in your methods to:
We will randomly pick one submission as our winner. We will also share
ideas sent in on our weekly show and in the weekly newsletter.
The winner will be announced on our website on February 24, 2006.
Good Luck and thanks for sharing!
Our Authors This Month…
- Marilynn Griffith
- Laurie Copeland
- Elizabeth Brundage
- Deborah Ribis
February 3, 2006
Latest Books – Made of Honor and Pink
Synopsis of Pink
High fashion meets romance in the Big Apple for a fresh,
Raya Joseph wants to break free from the beige world around
her and celebrate the color of the city. With a sassy
pink style and a radical change of hair, she's off to
conquer the design world. But it doesn't take long for
Raya to meet her match – in style and flair. Flex Dunham,
a personal trainer and one of Raya's clients, has got it
As much as Raya would like to pursue a relationship with
Flex, she has other matters on her mind – and on her
heart. Then a blast from the past comes back to haunt
her, and Raya can't help but wonder if she made the
right decision in keeping her past a secret. Flex seems
to be hiding something, too. But what?
Woven with humor, heartache, and hip friendships, Raya's
new life has a lot of colorful threads. But will the end
result be a beautiful design? Or will it fall apart at
the seams? Join Raya and her friends Lily Chau, Jean
Guerra, and Chenille Rizzo as they untangle the threads
in the Shades of Style series.
February 10, 2006
Laurie Copeland, www.lauriecopeland.com
Latest Book – The Groovy Chicks’ RoadtripTM To Peace
Just like life, The Groovy Chicks' RoadtripTM to Peace is full
of humor, inspiration, and real-life ups and downs.
Delving into this brand-new "Chick Lit" compilation,
you'll find stories about infertility, depression, churchiness versus godliness, and much, much more! And
as if the trip weren't unpredictable enough, our 60's
alter-egos, Starshine and Pepper, provide wacky, wise,
and sometimes-poignant sidebars.
The reason for the
journey? To remind women in this chaotic world that
Jesus is the only REAL roadmap to peace, and that with
God, we can ALL be groovy!
if you're in a groovy mood – or if you just need to
laugh – set aside your cares, and let the Groovy Chicks
drive you from fear to faith, from hurt to healing, and
from chaos to contentment!
who better to take you on the road than two crazy,
God-fearing hippies? So pack your bags and hop in the VW
February 17, 2006
Elizabeth Brundage, www.elizabethbrundage.com/
Latest Book – The Doctor’s Wife
"Lydia Haas has devoted herself to Jesus, her church, and her
husband. Only recently, now that it's too late, has she
understood how much she has sacrificed to all of them."
"Michael Knowles is a rising young doctor, an ob-gyn at
a prominent hospital. He is a man committed to his
principles, to rescues with uncertain outcomes, and to
his wife and the life they've made. He never intended to
have to make a choice." "Annie Knowles is the "doctor's
time she walked into their 1812 Federal-style home in
High Meadow, an idyllic town in upstate New York, she thought she'd be happy there forever. But that dream
wore thin, and another man – a colleague at the local
college where Annie teaches – is insinuating himself
slowly, surely, passionately into her life." Simon
Haas's paintings of his wife, Lydia –
dating from when she was a child – made him famous, and
infamous. The story behind those paintings, and behind
his marriage, is not one Simon chooses to tell. Until he
meets Annie Knowles.
February 24, 2006
Deborah Ribis, www.womeninprint.com/deb.html
Latest Book – Get Back On Your Feet! What Every Injured and Ill Person Needs to Know
This book is intended to provide each person with the tools they
will need to interact with the healthcare, insurance,
legal, and rehabilitation industry when a medical,
disability, or workers' compensation claim is filed.
provider should be working as a part of a
multidisciplinary system, with the goal of maximizing
each patients' medical outcomes. When the various
members of the healthcare team act within their own
vacuum, the care and outcomes for the individual patient
are compromised. Get Back On Your Feet! is a
comprehensive guide which aids anyone seeking care
within the system. It gives each person the opportunity
to have the information they will need to obtain the
maximum benefits afforded to them under each system. It
also provides guidance to aid the individual when
obstacles and problems hinder their progress or threaten
their overall well-being.
has been written by a seasoned professional registered
nurse with over twenty-three years of experience dealing
with the emergency and critical healthcare, workers'
compensation, disability, case management, and insurance
all experience injury or illness at some point in life,
this book is a must-have addition to your home library.
Writing Tips of the Month
Three Tips on How to Improve Your Writing Skills.
The most important
thing to discover with regards to writing is your
"style." How do we find our style, know our style, or
realize, if and when we have a writing style?
Finding your style – This comes from many things, however, reading as much
as possible is high on the list. Your style can be a
combination of those writers that you love to dream
about. Style also comes from your upbringing, your
life’s experiences and your beliefs.
Knowing your style – Give family and friends samples of your writing and
get their opinion on what they feel you are good at
writing about and their thoughts on your writing
Do you have a writing style yet? – Don’t worry, your readers will
let you know what they enjoy about your writing. Just
be yourself and let your "self" enter whatever you
write and there, you will find your talents and hidden
Happy Reading and Writing!
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Three Sites For For Blogs About Writing
Blogging is a very
popular way for writers to practice their skill, connect
with readers, and publicize their writing (ahem, you can
check out our new blog at WordPress or Blogger and there
are plenty of blogs out there about the business of
writing. Here are a few to check out for good industry
A Newbie’s Guide to Publishing
This is written by
author Joe Konrath, who keeps a blog as he works his way
through a three book deal with Hyperion. It offers a
good insiders view of publishing.
Miss Snark, the literary agent
This is written by an
anonymous literary agent and really tells it like it is.
And then some. J
This is author Karin
Gillespie’s blog about writing and being an author.
Karin always has a ton of helpful info for authors,
including topics like book signings and promotion ideas.
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