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Issue 32 - Wings of Self-Promotion - Penny Sansevieri, Sandi Ault, Lilian Pizzichini

 

EDITOR'S DESK

  1. WELCOME:  FOLLOW THE LEADER

Some of the best writing advice I’ve received over the years has been from interviewees. There’s something about sitting down and engaging in an intimate chat with a fellow writer that can’t be replicated in any other form—not even a how-to article or a first person account. So in celebration of our three-year anniversary, we’re doing what we do best: chatting with successful women authors! This all-interview issue features a diverse selection of authors whose stories are as varied as the authors themselves. From a humor writer to a ghost hunter, a love doctor to a career counselor—one of these authors is bound to inspire your writing… 
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    MARKETS:  GET THE GREEN WITH PREMIUM GREEN

Let WOW! help you start and grow your freelance career! Premium-Green isn’t just markets listings, it’s a guide with community benefits. As a subscriber, each month you receive a 100+ ebook filled with articles not found elsewhere and markets for writers of every genre and profession: freelance gigs for editors, copywriters, ghostwriters, bloggers; fiction markets; anthology calls; magazine markets; writing contests; niche markets; and… MORE >>

     

FEATURES

  2. MEET HUMOR AUTHOR DOREEN ORION, QUEEN OF THE ROAD

Ready to laugh? Come along on a journey with the incredibly hilarious psychiatrist-turned-author Doreen Orion, the self-proclaimed Queen of the Road. WOW! columnist LuAnn Schindler had a chance to visit with Doreen about her writing life and what it felt like to pack up for a year and travel across the lower forty-eight with her husband, who was in the midst of a mid-life crisis, her 2 cats, poodle, 200 pairs of shoes, and a bus with a will of its own…MORE >>

     
  3. EXPLORING THEMES WITH NOVELIST CHRISTINA BAKER KLINE

“What if?” is a question that writers are thankful for, and one that Christina Baker Kline used to prompt the story behind her latest novel, Bird in Hand. Join WOW! columnist Margo L. Dill as she chats with Christina about the topics that writers are most interested in, such as creating themes, balancing life with writing, acquiring a literary agent, and author promotion… MORE >>

     
  4. LOVE IN 90 DAYS: AN INTERVIEW WITH DR. DIANA KIRSCHNER

Finding true love can be just as hard as publishing a novel! Psychologist and bestselling author Diana Kirschner, Ph.D., has helped thousands of singles and couples find their dream relationships. With over twenty-five years of professional and practical experience doing therapy and workshops for singles and writing relationship articles for women, she is the go-to psychologist for TV talk and reality shows. WOW! columnist Marcia Peterson chats with Dr. Diana about her new book, Love in 90 Days: The Essential Guide to Finding Your Own True Love… MORE >>

     
  5. TAKE A WALK ON THE DARK SIDE WITH DR. KATHERINE RAMSLAND, IMMERSION AUTHOR & FORENSIC PSYCHOLOGIST

Taking a walk through the dark side of America’s vampire subculture or exploring the minds of serial killers may not be every writer’s cup of tea, but writer and professor of forensic psychology Dr. Katherine Ramsland has made a career out of analyzing and writing about the shadowy side of human nature. The author and co-author of thirty-five nonfiction books, Ramsland is comfortable walking the fine line between the real and the unimaginable. Join Sara Hodon as she chats with Katherine about immersion journalism and researching difficult subjects. Listen to some true ghost stories—just in time for Halloween… MORE >>

     
  6. SOUTHERN CHARM: AN INTERVIEW WITH MYSTERY AUTHOR KATHRYN R. WALL

Kathryn Wall is the author of the Bay Tanner mystery series and has published nine books in as many years. She’s not only a prolific writer, but she’s an officer in the Southeast Mystery Writers of America and Sisters in Crime professional organizations. She’s also one of those rare writers who self-published her first two books before being “discovered” by a traditional publisher. C. Hope Clark chats with Kathy about the twists and turns of mystery writing, her fascination with the South, and why it’s never too late to start your career as an author (Kathy had her first book published at the fabulous age of fifty-five!)… MORE >>

     
  7. ELIZABETH LYON, AUTHOR & WRITER’S ADVOCATE

Elizabeth Lyon is the author of many instructional writing books, including the classic Nonfiction Book Proposals Anybody Can Write. She’s a full-time independent book editor, teacher, and writing mentor with an undeniable love for all things writing-related. Andrea Campbell interviews Elizabeth about the climate of the publishing industry, manuscript makeovers, clever marketing methods, and… MORE >>

     
  8. FINDING WORK YOU LOVE WITH MAUREEN ANDERSON

Are you thinking of changing careers or writing full time? Then this interview is bound to inspire! Maureen Anderson seemed to be well on the road to success when she graduated with a civil engineering degree. She worked in a variety of positions until the day she stopped to think about where her road was leading. Maureen changed directions and found true success in a job she loved! She started writing and penned several books, including her recently released The Career Clinic: Eight Simple Rules for Finding Work You Love. She also entered radio and now hosts a program called The Career Clinic. In this interview, Cathy C. Hall asks Maureen career questions, and Maureen shares some inspiring stories about lifestyle changes… MORE >>

     

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Issue 32 - Wings of Self-Promotion - Penny Sansevieri, Sandi Ault, Lilian Pizzichini
Doreen Orion is the Queen of the Road
Christina Bake Kline Author of Bird in Hand - Interview by Margo L. Dill
Kathryn R. Wall - Mystery Author Bay Tanner Series - Interview by C. Hope Clark
Katherine Ramsland Ph.D - Vampire and Ghost Hunter - Interview by Sara Hodon
Dr. Diana Kirschner - Find Love in 90 Days - Interview by Marcia Peterson
Elizabeth Lyon - Writing Instruction Expert - Interview by Andrea Campbell
Maureen Anderson, Career Expert - Finding Work You Love - Interview by Cathy C. Hall
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