I'm 48 years old. That means my days of daydreaming about what I want to be when I grow up are dimming a tiny bit. Miraculous stories of people who go back to college while living in a rest home do exist but they're not the norm. Since I'm overwhelmingly average, I doubt I'll be getting my doctorate anytime soon. It's not that I don't believe … [Read more...]
Why do you write? Tune in to this podcast!
Was there a time you wanted to be a writer? John Vonhof recently interviewed me and asked me this question for his podcast. It got me to thinking, did I ever want to be a writer? I mean really want that? Nope. Not really. Sure, I wanted my book proposals to evolve into books, but did I ever stew over being a writer? Not at all. It's just how … [Read more...]
God Needs ONE of You!
[pinterest]Also I heard the voice of the Lord, saying: “Whom shall I send, And who will go for Us?” Then I said, “Here am I! Send me.” Isaiah 6:8 It’s not that I know any more than anyone else. As a matter of fact, I’m positive I know quite a bit less. Still, God thought it okay, in this short time of writing and speaking, to open doors I didn't … [Read more...]
Marketing – Next Time
If you’ve found yourself here from Rachelle Gardner’s blog—Welcome! I’m one of Rachelle’s many clients. She signed me on in 2009. And, to be quite honest, I’m her favorite. Sure, she’s never said those words out loud, but I can tell by the subtle way she begins our phone calls, "Hi Joanne. How are you doing today?" The special way she ends her … [Read more...]
My Author Nightmare
"I'm really disappointed in our hometown paper." I complained to my husband Paul. "Why?" He asked. "Because, you'd think they would be the most supportive with my book being released. The Sacramento Bee was all over it. They sent out their reporter weeks ago. And, thanks to them, our story went national. So, why hasn't our paper … [Read more...]