Tuesday, April 6, 2010
Editor's Corner April 2010
I've enjoyed the first quarter of 2010 more than any season of my life. The spiritual housecleaning I did in January has opened new doors of opportunity for me to expand my reach and improve my business practices. One of those changes allowed me to fulfill a promise I made to a writer friend a few years ago. The Universe has sent me so much business lately, that I was able to bring Vonnie Faroqui and her husband, Irfan, on to the WITS team. They are going through my 6-week mentoring classes and are providing much needed relief to me and our overworked author's assistant, Sarah Moore. Check out the Faroqui's bios on our meet-the-team page.
I believe that when one generation gets clear and finds their path, the next generation benefits and follows suit. That's why my business success story continues with my 30-year-old son, Zeb. He has caught the entrepreneurial spirit and started his own automobile repair company here in Nashville. Wheel Fix It is a mobile automobile repair and maintenance business in which an ASE certified technician will come to your home or office to perform routine or scheduled factory maintenance on all types of cars and trucks. If you live in Nashville and need a trustworthy and affordable mechanic, call 615-496-2544 or email firstname.lastname@example.org to schedule an appointment. Find articles on his informative blog: http://www.wheelfixit.blogspot.com/. Follow Wheel Fix It on Twitter. ("Wheel" is intentionally spelled this way. We know it would be correct to write "we'll." I do hope all you grammar police out there will try to relax and let this slide.)
Did you know that if you or a friend go to a public library in the United States and ask for a book, they will order/buy it? So grab your library card, go to your local library and ask your librarian to order your author friend's book. Have that author order your book at his or her library and voila, you both get your books into the system. Do check out the book and show sincerity.
If you will order either (or both!) of my books, More Than Meets the Eye, True Stories About Death, Dying, and Afterlife or The Sid Series ~ A Collection of Holistic Stories for Children, I will order your book. Send me your name, the title of your book, and its ISBN when you contact me on WITS Web site. Here is the info for my books:
Facts Sheet for More Than Meets the Eye, True Stories About Death, Dying, and Afterlife
Price: $13.99 US
Pub date: 2005
Facts Sheet for The Sid Series ~ A Collection of Holistic Stories for Children
Price: $15.95 US
Publisher: Write On!
Pub date: 2009
What a fun way to network and read each other's book for free!
I am working with Tisha Morris on her virtual blog tour for her new book, 27 Things to Feng Shui Your Home. I started cleaning closets, but got on a roll and couldn't stop. I had a custom-built workspace and desk installed to better serve my writing and business needs. Not only is it beautiful and functional, it is set up ergonomically correct and, of course, it is feng shuied (is that a word?)
If you're just getting started, or can't seem to finish your mind-body-spirit book, check out "Starting and Writing Your Book" at Spirit Authors. If you've been confused or overwhelmed about how to use the Internet to promote your book, check out "Pre-Publication Marketing Musts." Be sure to read my article below to learn how you can participate in Patrick Ryan's book launch to get all kinds of bonus gifts on April 20.
I appreciate your contributions and thank Barbara Milbourn for proofreading this issue of our e-zine.