Wednesday, December 2, 2009

December Podcasts Offer Interviews to Take Listeners through the Holiday Season

Writers in the Sky December Podcasts to Feature New Works of Fiction as Well as Books that Offer Advice for Greater Professional Success

Nashville, TN, November 24, 2009—The Writers in the Sky podcast will close out 2009 with four author interviews that offer a variety of topics for the listening audience. The month begins with a discussion about how the public can take advantage of the government’s spending plan through submitting their own proposals and grant requests. The next week brings a return guest to the podcast series, as an award-winning children’s author shares details about her new release. The month continues with a conversation that focuses on a plan for personal transformation and professional success. Finally, Christmas Day brings an interview with an author who will discuss the release of his first novel in what will be a suspense series.

One December 4, WITS author’s assistant Sarah Moore will sit down with Ed Benjamin to discuss his new book, Cash in on Obama’s $3 Trillion Spending Plan! The book details the many ways in which members of the general public can submit proposals for contracts and requests for grant money with the federal government. Mr. Benjamin has decades of proven success in writing contracts for the government and now shares his detailed advice with readers. In this interview, Ed Benajmin will be discussing his professional background, how he hopes readers will use the book, and the various possibilities for making money from the government. Click here to purchase Cash in on Obama’s $3 Trillion Spending Plan!

Writers in the Sky welcomes back Dawn Menge to the podcast on December 11. She will be discussing her second children’s book, Queen Vernita Visits the Blue Ice Mountains. This new release is the second in a series that features Queen Vernita. The first book, Queen Vernita’s Visitors, earned Dawn Menge First Place in the Children’s category of the 2009 EVVY Awards. In the follow-up release, Queen Vernita takes her friends to various locations at which they learn about the beauty of nature while continuing to teach young readers important calendar skills. During the interview, Dawn will be sharing how she did the research for her book, what she hopes children will take away from the book, and what is in store for Queen Vernita next. Click here to purchase Queen Vernita Visits the Blue Ice Mountains.

The podcast series continues on December 18 when WITS owner Yvonne Perry has a conversation with Allison Maslan, a leading life and career coach. They will be discussing Ms. Maslan’s new book Blast Off! The Surefire Success Plan to Launch Your Dreams into Reality. In this book, readers will find the encouragement and skills they need to realize their professional and personal goals. Allison Maslan brings her twenty-five years of experience as an entrepreneur and a life coach to the plan she developed in Blast Off! Allison will be sharing how her own successes and failures contributed to the concepts in the book, how readers can use the material to improve their own lives, and how she is marketing her work. Click here to purchase Blast Off! The Surefire Success Plan to Launch Your Dreams into Reality.

Christmas Day, December 25, brings the last podcast interview of the year for our listeners, when Writers in the Sky welcomes Michael Thompson to discuss his new novel Blood Betrayal. This suspense novel focuses on the character Dimitri Magnussen and the possibility that he murdered his own young son during a hunting trip. During an investigation that involves Dimtri’s family and former commanding officer in the Special Forces, the psychology behind this man proves to be more complicated than it first appears. Michael Thompson brings his own background as a veteran of Operation Iraqi Freedom and experienced hunter to his first novel. He will be discussing what sparked his interest in writing, how his military experience contributed to the development of the novel, and what is in store next for this series of books. Click here to purchase Blood Betrayal.

“I believe that we are bringing this year of podcasts to a close with a wonderful series of interviews,” shares Yvonne Perry, owner of Writers in the Sky Creative Writing Services, which produces the podcast. “All of the team members at Writers in the Sky wish our listeners a wonderful holiday season and we look forward to introducing you to even more great new writers in 2010.”

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