One of my favorite songs is “Time for me to Fly” by REO Speedwagon.
I like the lyrics and everything about the song. But I really feel that now is the time to fly with everything we have started in the previous years.
Leaving icy Grand Rapids behind, I am headed into paradise with beaches, sun, shells, dolphins and cocktails. After 90 minutes in air the clouds have cleared and I see a green patchwork of fields and forests below. We’re making a sharp turn right, and the sun is shining on the left wing and flooding the cabin with warmth.
For me that means getting my newest book in the Shifting Sands series on the summer market starting with the Lakeshore Art Festival in Muskegon at the end of June.
Our Moravian Sons Distilling is a go after many years of dreaming, planning and finally realization and production. I don’t think I need to hold my breath anymore. It has been a huge team effort across two continents.
I am stoked with my podcast show “For the Love of Books” which is approaching it’s one-year anniversary fast with 50 episodes in March as I’ve expanded it to include Motown Writers and UP Authors in 2022. YAY!
Inspired by author Diana Ploppa’s Pages Promotions virtual festivals, I launched the podcast show featuring Indie and small press authors and their events on March 17, 2021.
With the support of authors Ploppa, Jean Davis, Ingar Rudholm, Andrew Smith and many others in the pilot first season, the show flew into its second season in the fall.
We always have a blast while sharing our insights from the writing world, publishing industry and our author experiences along with the presentation of our newest books.
Not only do you gain from the knowledge of all the authors but you also have a chance to win a signed copy of authors’ books. I call the content “edutainment” combining both entertainment with publishing tips.
I added special episodes prior to multi-author events such as Expos, art fairs and festivals. Right from the get go, the podcast has been a win win situation for all of us.
I am grateful for all the positive responses I have received from guest authors and listeners, as I continue my search for sponsors. Currently, the major sponsor Doc Chavent makes this show possible. Her incredible philanthropy pays for the podbean fees where the podcast episodes live.
From the podbean hub, the episodes are distributed to major podcasting apps such as iHeart, Stitcher, Google and Apple podcasts, Spotify and many more for your enjoyment.
My upcoming author line-up:
Virginia Johnson Feb. 18
Caroline Topperman Feb. 25
Norma Lewis March 2
GR Expo special March 3
Michael Carrier March 1o
Open March 24
Mikel Classen March 31
Bob Tarte April TBA
If you would like to be a guest or a sponsor email Emma at email@example.com or comment below. If you would like to be on the production team contact me as well.
The recordings are on Thursdays at 5 pm on Zoom. All recordings are organic with limited editing. The episodes go live within two weeks on podbean and major podcasting apps.
First fill out the jot form on For The Love of Books page on this website, and you’re on your way to fly with us.
I am looking forward to chatting with you on the show or working with you as a sponsor or partner.