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Author Interview: Jane Wyker on Being “Soul Selfish”


Today’s interview is with Jane Wyker, author of Soul Selfish: The Awakening of a “Good Girl”, a memoir which shares the vast experience of Jane’s 46-year inner journey. Jane is, in a word, AMAZING. Her book rocked my world and corresponding with her lit a fire under me.

Working in over a dozen different psychological, mind-body and spiritual disciplines, Jane had the courage and faith to follow the guidance of many teachers and, ultimately, her own soul. Now 80 years old, she models a life that is created from within, demonstrating that sustained happiness rests upon soul connection. Continue Reading

Interview with Literary Agent Mark Gottlieb


Today’s post is an interview with Literary Agent Mark Gottlieb of the Trident Media Group, which represents over 1,000 bestselling and emerging authors in a range of genres of fiction and nonfiction, many of whom have appeared on the New York Times Best Sellers Lists.

A huge THANK YOU to Mark for this opportunity to pick his brain on what agents are looking for, how an author can best prepare to query, and what he would personally like to see more of from authors. Continue Reading

Author Interview: Greta Beigel

KvetchToday’s Author Interview is with Greta Beigel, journalist and author of Kvetch: One Bitch of a Life: A Memoir of Music and Survival.

I’m always looking for good memoirs by women writers and I devoured this one in just a few days. Kvetch is about growing up an Orthodox Jew and a tormented child piano prodigy in South Africa, and offers a rare look at Jewry’s response to the events of apartheid, circa the 1960s. It also goes behind the scenes of two rarefied worlds: classical music performance—and the workings of a California metropolitan daily newspaper. Continue Reading

Author Interview: Jessica Tyner

Last Exotic Petting ZooToday’s Author Interview is with Jessica Tyner, a published poet and the founder of MehtaFor, a national bronze winner for Startup of the Year from the American Business Awards. Jessica has been a writer and an editor for more than ten years and has taught university writing courses in the US, UK, South Korea, and Costa Rica. I was very excited to talk startups and poetry with her, and how to actually make money using my English degree. Continue Reading

An Interview with Ev Bogue

Hand and TapeToday’s post is an interview with Ev Bogue, one of my personal writing heroes. I started reading Ev’s work about five years ago and it shifted my perspective on everything. Just like when someone hands you a tape of new music with lyrics that speak directly to you, I felt stronger in my own creative convictions every time I read his writing.

Ev Bogue is the person who gave me the courage to start my own blog, and then my own business. I’m greatly honored to feature this interview with him. Continue Reading