I have so many talented and smart people on my show, and this interview shows that Zhu is among the highest in talent and resilience and storytelling. Her capacity to bring the listener into the story, offering so much angst and then joy, will captivate you throughout. This is about an amazing journey. A "Journey of a Thousand Miles". Read more →


Melanie's reported memoir, Otherhood: Modern Women Finding a New Kind of Happiness, received a Booklist Starred Review. The topic helped Melanie appear in major media offering insight into the real 'suffering' of the single, childless woman over 40. I discovered I had some preconceived notions about this woman, myself. Melanie's book taught me to open my ears and my heart to hear the stories of these women who are traveling a road I will never need to set foot upon. A road they wish they were not on, either. Read more →


We served our authors as editors, guides, teachers, book designers, publishers, and to a small degree, marketers. At the time, we encouraged and taught them to blog. Back in the early 2000s, blogging was a successful way to get noticed. Much as podcasts are today. And we did other things to help them get noticed. The hard work, of course, was always at their end. That's just how it is. As the author, the work of marketing and selling is up to you - no matter who publishes your book. Read more →


Liz, who can be heard on #commercials, interactive apps, #audio #books, and #corporatenarrations for regional and global brands has has #produced and #participated in #storytelling events and produces and hosts the #Embark podcast. She tells me her mission is to share stories - both personal and universal - to promote #understanding, #empathy and a little more #conversation. Read more →


Meta-data is that computer code you find behind the pretty pictures and written content of your website. Teresa does compare it to building a house, which makes me happy because I compare writing a book to building a house - to the poured concrete of your foundation. But she goes further. She talks about needing to understand how people search and what keywords to use for your audience. Which keywords to use and where to put them. Read more →


this is a family friendly movie. For 8 and up. For kids and parents to watch together. For families to get the popcorn out and que up on Netflix or dicovery+ or whatever channel you want, and enjoy it. Yes, it would be GREAT to see on a streaming service. Jack is open to that. So, if you know someone who knows someone who is related to the powers that be at one of the streaming services, get in touch! I want to see this movie with my grandkids. Read more →


We live in the world of podcasts, don't we? The word is spoken thousands of times a day. Different shows are mentioned hundreds, if not thousands, of times a day. If you don't have a podcast, you better be appearing on podcasts. If you aren't, you are invisible. Read more →


Coaches and small business professionals, alike, will get valuable advice and insight from this Smart Conversation. The success Marc has created for himself didn't come overnight, nor did he 'buy' it. He worked organically to build the tribe he has and he can help you do the same. Read more →


For whom are you writing the book?  Generally, people choose a wide and deep audience. For instance, you might say, "It's for women over 50."  That's all well and good, but women over 50 is an enormous audience. You can't possibly hope to or need to write for ALL women over 50. Read more →


He was a guest on Smart Conversations because he's a friend, was once a colleague, and because he has such a wealth of stories to tell about life, business, and the adventure of being in the pet space. Read more →