Nashville, TN, March 24, 2010—The members of Writers in the Sky will be offering a series of interviews with a diverse group of authors for the month of April. The month begins with a young writer who will remind us that age is irrelevant when you have a message to share. The next week brings a guest who will discuss the world of young adult fiction and exciting insights into book promotion. April continues with a novelist who challenges her readers to think about the acceptance of an unconventional romance. The following week brings a leader in the business and sports management world who offers his keys for success. The month of April comes to a close with a writer who makes readers confront their stereotypes surrounding psychological conditions.
On April 2, Sarah Moore will welcome ten-year-old author and illustrator Natalie Tinti to the program to discuss her new book Sewing a Friendship. In this story, four best friends decide to have a “pink sleepover” to celebrate the end of the school year. They are buzzing with excitement over their plans when they encounter their nemesis and elder by two years, Kiki Shaver. As the plot progresses and the chance for confrontation grows, author Tinti develops a way in which all of the girls are able to come together and find common ground. Natalie will be discussing how she developed her characters, what message she hopes her peers will take away from reading the book, and how visual artistry has always been the foundation of her writing. Please visit the Amazon website to purchase Sewing a Friendship.
Young adult fiction writer Diane Wolfe sits down with Yvonne Perry on April 9. Ms. Wolfe will be discussing the planning that goes into the creation of a series, as her own published works include the Circle of Friends series. She also will share what she has learned about the opportunity for online promotions, including her three-week virtual tour. As a motivational speaker, Ms. Wolfe will lend insight into the role speaking plays in book promotion. Please visit http://www.thecircleoffriends.net/ and http://www.spunkonastick.net/ for more information.
The podcast series continues on April 16 when Sarah Moore sits down for a conversation with author Martina Vanderley. The two will be discussing Ms. Vanderley’s new book Crossroads at the Wilderness. In this novel, readers meet Leslie Dawson, a middle-aged woman with grown children and a marriage that appears close to ideal from the outside. However, the relationship is stale and without passion, leading Leslie into the arms of a handsome married man during a vacation. When their paths cross again, the two decide that their connection is destiny and the consequences that occur are long-lasting and affect both of their families. During the interview, Ms. Vanderley will be discussing how she developed the emotional and controversial storyline, the importance of character development in her novel, and what she is doing to promote her work. To purchase Crossroads at the Wilderness, please visit the Amazon website.
On April 23, Christopher Franklin, the founder and CEO of Titan Financial Services, Inc, will be joining the podcast. His company is based in Washington, D.C. and specializes in serving athletes, celebrities, and other high-net worth clients. Mr. Franklin is respected nationally for his leadership in the field and is widely published in trade journals and newspapers. He also is a sought-after motivational speaker and participant on television panels. In his new release Access Now, Christopher Franklin shares his seven keys for success and a life filled with unlimited possibilities. In his conversation with Sarah Moore, Mr. Franklin will be discussing how his personal background created the foundation for his success, why he decided to write a book sharing what he has learned, and how he hopes readers will use Access Now. Readers may purchase Access Now by visiting the Amazon website.
The podcast series ends for the month on April 30, when WITS owner Yvonne Perry will host Vrinda Pendred as a guest. Their discussion about Check Mates (a collection of fiction, poetry and artwork about obsessive-compulsive disorder) will hopefully change a few minds about what neurological disorders really are—not just the limitations, pain or frustration, but also the more positive, beneficial symptoms of mysterious conditions such as OCD, Tourette syndrome, ADHD, Autism, and bipolar disorder. Many times that people with neurological disorders are usually highly creative people (many psychiatrists believe certain nervous disorders might even be a prerequisite to being creative. Vrinda established Conditional Publications to provide a creative outlet for fellow writers living with neurological conditions. http://www.conditionalpublications.com/
“I am so proud that our podcast interviews this month offer so many moments of inspiration and education, as well as some ideas that will just make you stop and think,” shares Yvonne Perry, owner of Writers in the Sky Creative Writing Services, which produces the podcast. “I hope that many of our listeners will take a few moments this month to let us know if any of our guests had a particular impact on them.”
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