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Stories and Strategies for Women will share riveting stories about amazing women hosted by radio personality and author, Claudine Wolk. Through interview format Claudine introduces guests whose stories and expertise will entertain and motivate. Women will learn that they are not alone in feeling the way that they do and that they can feel good about their prospects. We cover self-care, beauty, mental health, romantic relationships, parenting, working mom issues, stay at home mom issues, women in history, true crime, entrepreneurism, cultural issues, and hot topics. A good story, well-told, is powerful and inspires action.

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United States

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Stories and Strategies for Women will share riveting stories about amazing women hosted by radio personality and author, Claudine Wolk. Through interview format Claudine introduces guests whose stories and expertise will entertain and motivate. Women will learn that they are not alone in feeling the way that they do and that they can feel good about their prospects. We cover self-care, beauty, mental health, romantic relationships, parenting, working mom issues, stay at home mom issues, women in history, true crime, entrepreneurism, cultural issues, and hot topics. A good story, well-told, is powerful and inspires action.

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English

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Episodes

Learn About Wine, Food, Chocolate and Getting Your Specialty Book Published

6/27/2023
Maureen Petrosky, author of the new book, Wine Club: A Monthly Guide to Swirling, Sipping, and Pairing with Friends is my guest in this episode. You can find out more about Maureen at her website, MaureenPetrosky.com. I am so excited to introduce this podcast episode. What better summer topic than wine (and chocolate tasting) PLUS: If it is your goal to write a 'specialty book' you will learn Author Maureen Petrosky's publishing story. She is an author of several books. This latest release, Wine Club: A Monthly Guide to Swirling, Sipping, and Pairing with Friends, is an updated version of a successful book she first published in 2005, The Wine Club: A Month-by-Month guide to Learning about Wine with Friends. What an interesting story. The new release is set up in a month by month format that suggests wines and food pairing. Everyone learns and everyone is introduced to great food and great wine. As a community, we are socializing more and more. What a fantastic and fun way to get together. In the interview Maureen, Master Sommelier and Trained Chef, shares: Find Maureen Petrosky at her website and her new book, Wine Club, wherever books are sold. Thanks for listening. If you like what you hear, leave me a rating! Claudine Wolk Substack: Get Your Book Seen and Sold Claudine Wolk Website: ClaudineWolk.com Claudine's Instagram - @ClaudineWolk

Duration:00:53:28

Writers Group Members with Advice for Aspiring Authors

5/17/2023
Is Joining a Writers Group a Good Idea for Aspiring Writers? (or a great starting point/) Join authors Linda Wisniewski, Sandra Carey Cody, and Susan Wagner in a fun, illuminating conversation about Women's Writing Groups. All the women are part of a writer's group created through their connection with the Pearl S Buck House in Bucks County, PA. Not all writers groups are created equal and I was curious about how the groups work and how joining one be might advantageous for writers. Linda, Sandy and Susan share: Find out more about these authors and their books at their websites: Linda Wisniewski at Lindawis.com Sandra Carey Cody at SandraCareyCody.com Susan Wagner at SusanEWagner.com Meet the authors! If you are local, the authors will be attending the Flemington Summer Book Fest being held May 26th thru May 29th from 10-6. If wish to explore memoir writing, Linda Wisniewski offers a class that starts today. Check it out if you are interested, she may have room for you. Other resources that the ladies mention in the broadcast: StoryCircleNetwork.org International Women's Writing Group MeetUp.org International Women's Writing Guild International Poets Sisters in Crime Author's Guild Pearl S. Buck Writing Center Claudine Wolk Substack: Get Your Book Seen and Sold Claudine Wolk Website: ClaudineWolk.com Claudine's Instagram - @ClaudineWolk

Duration:00:47:16

Kelly Hopton-Jones - Author, Influencer

5/3/2023
Author and Influencer, Kelly Hopkins-Jones, is our guest this week. We chat about her popular Instagram site, @hillside-farmhouse, her book, Someday - a love letter to parents experiencing infertility, her publishing experience, and her baby daughter. Kelly reveals how she went from advance practice nurse to Instagram influencer. Her Instagram site, @hillside-farmhouse, has over 13,800 followers. Kelly explains how she started to post pictures of her farmhouse remodel in Bucks County and then added posts that paralleled what was going on in her life. She features fabulous pictures and video on her Instagram about her home renovations (two homes), her struggle with infertility, her fabulous product finds and her baby daughter, as well as products for baby and mom! She offers her advice on how YOU could do the same on your social media: Consistency, Flexibility, and Connection are key. Kelly's heartfelt journey to new motherhood through unexplained fertility is shared. She describes the role that writing and publishing her book, Someday, played in that journey. You can find Kelly's book, Someday, at the link. Thanks for listening. You can find me at @claudinewolk on Instagram - I need to catch up to Kelly's followers. As if... Claudine Wolk Substack: Get Your Book Seen and Sold Claudine Wolk Website: ClaudineWolk.com Claudine's Instagram - @ClaudineWolk

Duration:00:30:02

Your Business Can Thrive: Ciara Stockeland On Chasing Profits Not Sales

4/13/2023
Ciara Stockeland is an author, podcast host, business owner, business coach, Mom, and an Iron Man participant - not in that order! Entrepreneurs, or anyone looking to start a new venture, write a book, or who needs to seriously evaluate their current business model will learn something valuable in this 25 minute interview! Ciara created several start-ups and owned brick & mortar retail stores and through her trials learned the secret to a success business - retail or not! It's in the profits...... not the sales. In this episode, Ciara shares how she learned the hard way to focus her business on profits. She offers some low-tech metrics to achieve actual business success instead of simply growing sales. It is a fascinating story that could turn YOUR business or project around for the better. Her brand new book, Inventory Genius, currently #1 on Amazon n its category, explains in clear and easy detail, the business basics of margin and profit through chart and example. Ciara has shared and used these methods to lead clients to success over and over again. More that the episode offers... Ciara: *** shares the story of HOW she published her brand new book, Inventory Genius, available in audio, ebook and print on Amazon. *** How her son was the impetus to get her message out into the hands of business owners *** Her self-publishing process *** Her theory on a book marketing promotion budget - ie. don't spend any money on it *** Her Iron Man experience You can find Ciara Stockeland at her webiste: CiaraStockeland.com Her book, Inventory Genius, is on Amazon. Her podcast The Inventory Genius Method can be found at the link or anywhere you listen to podcasts This episode of Stories and Strategies for Women Podcast is brought to you by our sponsors: Eyebobs: Enter code 'StoriesandStrat10" for a 10% discount at eyebobs.com Your place for readers - fun to wear and fun to buy. ThriftBooks.com: the amazing site to buy and collect used books and dvds. Publisher RocketVoice Coaches: Use the promo code "WOLK" to get half off of their introductory workshop to determine if voice acting is the career for you. Voicecoaches.com. Claudine Wolk Substack: Get Your Book Seen and Sold Claudine Wolk Website: ClaudineWolk.com Claudine's Instagram - @ClaudineWolk

Duration:00:26:27

You Need to Release Your Creativity Today

3/30/2023
You Need To Release Your Creativity Today Why? Because if you don’t, your creativity will be lost forever. The world will lose out on your contribution and YOU will miss out on progress toward self-actualization. In this episode, part of a series by Claudine on Creativity, she introduces Abraham Maslow - the father of humanistic psychology and the creator the hierarchy of needs - of the concept of self-actualization. Using an excerpt from her audio books an example, Claudine shares why your creativity must be shared and why doing so will bring you to self-actualization and simply more darned healthy and happy. Claudine's Audio book: It Gets Easier and Other Lies We Tell New Mothers except from Chapter 13, You Complete Me? about Abraham Maslow and Self-actualization You can find out more about Claudine at her website: ClaudineWolk.com This episode of Stories and Strategies for Women is brought to you by our sponsors: Eyebobs: Enter code 'StoriesandStrat10" for a 10% discount at eyebobs.com Your place for readers - fun to wear and fun to buy. ThriftBooks.com: the amazing site to buy and collect used books and dvds. Publishers RocketVoice Coaches: Use the promo code "WOLK" to get half off of their introductory workshop to determine if voice acting is the career for you. Voicecoaches.com. Find me at: ClaudineWolk.com Instagram: @claudinewolk Twitter: @Help4NewMoms.com Claudine Wolk Substack: Get Your Book Seen and Sold Claudine Wolk Website: ClaudineWolk.com Claudine's Instagram - @ClaudineWolk

Duration:00:10:06

"Look For The Helpers" - Kate Brenton vs The Airport

3/21/2023
"We're going to look for the kind people," said author, podcast host, inspirational speaker and coach Kate Brenton to her five-year-old son recently. On arriving at the airport, Kate realized that their flight home had been closed even though she had checked-in hours before. Her riveting story is more than a recounting of an annoying airline experience, it's about the human spirit, fellow human beings helping one another, the lessons we teach our kids, and how "looking for the helpful people, the kind people, is as good a piece of advice today as it was when Fred Rogers first proclaimed it on his famous show. Speaking of looking for the kind people, Kate is one of them. Kate has a new master class that starts March 23rd titled, Sit in Your Center. It is a practical and magical journey of alignment and empowerment for women. More about this class can be found at Kate's Website Use coupon code: "GATHER" for $100 off the Sit in Your Center Class. Deadline 3.23.23. Also mentioned in the podcast: Rebirth Podcast — Kate Brenton Kate's Book: Rebirth: real-life stories about what happens when you let go and let life lead Kate's Substack: The Golden Thread This episode of Stories and Strategies for Women is brought to you by our sponsors: Eyebobs: Enter code 'StoriesandStrat10" for a 10% discount at eyebobs.com Your place for readers - fun to wear and fun to buy. ThriftBooks.com: the amazing site to buy and collect used books and dvds. Publishers RocketVoice Coaches: Use the promo code "WOLK" to get half off of their introductory workshop to determine if voice acting is the career for you. Voicecoaches.com. Find me at: ClaudineWolk.com Instagram: @claudinewolk Twitter: @Help4NewMoms.com Claudine Wolk Substack: Get Your Book Seen and Sold Claudine Wolk Website: ClaudineWolk.com Claudine's Instagram - @ClaudineWolk

Duration:00:33:16

Could Your Journal Be A Book? Author Sarah Styf Tell Us How in "Embracing The Journey"

3/17/2023
Author Sarah Styf loved to write essays about her life on her blog - she wrote for years. Eventually she decided to create a book from those essays, a collection for her her kids to read someday. The essays that were meant for family held a larger lesson for anyone looking for the meaning in life and ways to adjust when life doesn't work out as planned so she self-published them as a book titled "Embracing the Journey: Learning to Grow When Life Doesn't Work Out as Planned" Sarah also shares: Her thought on giving away your work for free Her Self-publishing journey: What is essential to hire and what you can do yourself Networking on Substack and Substack as a writer's platform The power of the Beta Reader You can buy Sarah's book: Embracing the Journey: Learning to Grow When Life Doesn't Work Out as Planned Find Sarah on her Substack or Instagram This episode of Stories and Strategies for Women is brought to you by our sponsors: Eyebobs: Enter code 'StoriesandStrat10" for a 10% discount at eyebobs.com Your place for readers - fun to wear and fun to buy. ThriftBooks.com: the amazing site to buy and collect used books and dvds. Publishers RocketVoice Coaches: Use the promo code "WOLK" to get half off of their introductory workshop to determine if voice acting is the career for you. Voicecoaches.com. Find me at: ClaudineWolk.com Instagram: @claudinewolk Twitter: @Help4NewMoms.com Claudine Wolk Substack: Get Your Book Seen and Sold Claudine Wolk Website: ClaudineWolk.com Claudine's Instagram - @ClaudineWolk

Duration:00:32:38

Beth Lewis: Businesses CAN Help Employees Suffering Under Domestic Abuse

3/7/2023
If you own a business and you suspect that an employee is in a domestic violent situation, how can you help? Your employee is already feeling vulnerable and work may be the only place he or she feels safe and confident. An employer want to be empathetic but not intrusive, right? How can a business help their employee? The Standing-Firm.org organization helps businesses to fashion helpful company policies to aid employees suffering under domestic violence. Have a Listen. On the Standing-firm website is a fabulous video where domestic violent survivors share their inspiring stories and a point of view that you may not have considered. More information about the Standing-Firm organization and our guest Beth Lewis at the link or contact Beth directly at contactsf@standing-firm.org. Claudine Wolk Substack: Get Your Book Seen and Sold Claudine Wolk Website: ClaudineWolk.com Claudine's Instagram - @ClaudineWolk

Duration:00:39:17

Voice Actor - Is This YOUR Career Pivot?

2/23/2023
Join me and voice actor Marissa Lanchak, my voice acting coach from Voice Coaches, chat about how I landed in a voice acting class and how I ended up narrating the audiobook version of my book, It Gets Easier! and Other Lies We Tell New Mothers... The interview is an excerpt from Voice Coaches Radio Podcast, which Marissa, a very talented voice actor, hosts for Voice Coaches. I took Voice Coaches Introductory Voice Over Workshop online through my local township. The workshop was $30 and included information about the career of voice acting and the Voice Coaches Class plus an evaluation of my voice to ascertain if voice acting was a possibility for me. I then took the full course, recorded my demo, and landed the job of narration of my book with Harper Collins. Marissa and I chat about marketing - marketing yourself. She shares her story of how she networked - actual person to person networking - over years to land enough jobs to develop her voice acting career. These marketing tips can be applied to ANY career or business goal. Plus, Marissa is simply fun to listen to - she has a great voice - yes, I am jealous. If you are considering voice acting, the voice coaches workshop we chat about can be found at the link and with promo code "WOLK" you will get 50% off the workshop - that's $15 to get information about a possible life-changing career. Mention "WOLK" as well if you decide, like I did, to take the full course. (Note: I AM an affiliate) This episode of Stories and Strategies for Women is brought to you by our sponsors: Eyebobs: Enter code 'StoriesandStrat10" for a 10% discount at eyebobs.com Your place for readers - fun to wear and fun to buy. ThriftBooks.com: the amazing site to buy and collect used books and dvds. Publishers RocketVoice Coaches: Use the promo code "WOLK" to get half off of their introductory workshop to determine if voice acting is the career for you. Voicecoaches.com. Find me at: ClaudineWolk.com Instagram: @claudinewolk Twitter: @Help4NewMoms.com Claudine Wolk Substack: Get Your Book Seen and Sold Claudine Wolk Website: ClaudineWolk.com Claudine's Instagram - @ClaudineWolk

Duration:00:25:02

Children's Author, Sheryl Bass Shares Self-Publishing Secrets - Make Your Book Idea Happen, Too!

2/15/2023
Do you have an idea for a children's book and wish to get it published? Sheryl Bass, Author of Baby Dragon's Big Sneeze, is our guest today. Sheryl shares her children's book self-publishing story - how she did it and the resources she used as well as the advantages of self-publishing. Link to full interview with Sheryl Bass, author of the children's book - Baby Dragon's Big Sneeze can be found at my Get Your Book Seen and Sold Substack or wherever you listen to podcasts - Get Your Book Seen and Sold. Sheryl shares: PLUS All about her new children’s book, Baby Dragon’s Big Sneeze How she used her professional background to share the book’s messages: You can buy Baby Dragon’s Big Sneeze at book retailers online. You can find Sheryl Bass at her website: Be-Kind Publishing.com Sheryl is also on Instagram: Be.Kind.Publishing A few of the resources Sheryl mentioned: Self-Publishing Made SimplePubby.Co SCBWIClaire McKinney PR Claudine Wolk Substack: Get Your Book Seen and Sold Claudine Wolk Website: ClaudineWolk.com Claudine's Instagram - @ClaudineWolk

Duration:00:18:04

Sex Expert Joan Price on Senior Sex - Great Sex Advice for Anyone at Any Age

2/6/2023
Joan Price is the award-winning author of four senior sex books! After a year of asking (read:begging) Joan to be a guest we finally landed on a good date and time to record and oh boy, was it worth the wait. This honest, informative and enjoyable interview on a subject that is so important - how to enjoy sex well into your senior years - includes advice on: *** the best time of the day to have sex *** how treat a sexual encounter as an event *** why senior sex is different but better *** how to expand your definition of 'good sex' *** what to ask yourself if you are uncomfortable getting naked with your partner *** tips to speak honestly about your sexual needs and so much more.. If you like what you hear and would like to purchase any of Joan's Books I ask you to kindly buy from her website, although they are available everywhere you buy books. Her book, Better Than I Ever Expected, Straight Talk About Sex After Sixty, is a favorite of mine. Joan combines expert advice with her personal story - its compelling. This episode of Stories and Strategies for Women is brought to you by our sponsors: Eyebobs: Enter code 'StoriesandStrat10" for a 10% discount at eyebobs.com Your place for readers - fun to wear and fun to buy. ThriftBooks.com: the amazing site to buy and collect used books and dvds. Publishers RocketVoice Coaches: Use the promo code "WOLK" to get half off of their introductory workshop to determine if voice acting is the career for you. Voicecoaches.com. Claudine Wolk Substack: Get Your Book Seen and Sold Claudine Wolk Website: ClaudineWolk.com Claudine's Instagram - @ClaudineWolk

Duration:00:41:44

What's YOUR Message or Story? Why Not Write a Book?

2/2/2023
What's YOUR Message or Story? Why Not Write a Book? In this episode, my colleague Kate Brenton and I answer questions about the writing process and book marketing ideas. If you have ever considered writing, you will love this Q&A session where we share other author's questions. More information on the class we chat about, Sit & Write is at the link and below. I hope this gets you motivated to write and to get your message out in the world. The world needs it! Sit & Write Master Class - Sign-up deadline is Feb 11th. Sign up before Feb 4th for a $300 discount. This round of classes starts Feb 18th. A free connection call with Kate Brenton is the first step. What do you have to lose? I offer hourly book marketing services if you are already down the writing and publishing road. Let's Talk! I offer a FREE 15 minute call to get the ball rolling. Connect with me here! Kate Brenton offers Writing Coaching as an a la carte service. Send her an email with more information if you are interested Kate&KateBrenton.com. I mention a resource to help you identify Keywords and Categories for your book. It is called Publishers Rocket. I write in more detail about the software research tool that is Publisher Rocket on my Substack. It is a fabulous tool, well worth the $99. This episode of Stories and Strategies for Women is brought to you by our sponsors: Eyebobs: Enter code 'StoriesandStrat10" for a 10% discount at eyebobs.com Your place for readers - fun to wear and fun to buy. ThriftBooks.com: the amazing site to buy and collect used books and dvds.Voice Coaches: Use the promo code "WOLK" to get half off of their introductory workshop to determine if voice acting is the career for you. Voicecoaches.com. Claudine Wolk Substack: Get Your Book Seen and Sold Claudine Wolk Website: ClaudineWolk.com Claudine's Instagram - @ClaudineWolk

Duration:00:37:45

Bronwyn Bergen - Stars Kids Life Coaches

1/24/2023
Bronwyn Bergen, Owner of Stars Kids Life Coaches is interviewed. Browyn was featured as a Bucks Happening Woman 2022. Her passion is the Stars Kids Life Coaches business that she created to help children after she retired from teaching. This fabulous organization helps kids with anxiety and coping - issues that parents know all too well. Tune in to hear Bronwyn's story. How she came to start Stars Kids Life Coaches, how it helps kids, what organizing tool she can't live without and what she doesn't make time for. This episode of Stories and Strategies for Women is brought to you by: Eyebobs: Enter code 'StoriesandStrat10" for a 10% discount at eyebobs.com ThriftBooks.com: the fun site to buy and collect used books. Voice Coaches: Use the promo code "WOLK" to get half off of their introductory workshop to determine if voice acting is the career for you. Voicecoaches.com. Claudine Wolk Substack: Get Your Book Seen and Sold Claudine Wolk Website: ClaudineWolk.com Claudine's Instagram - @ClaudineWolk

Duration:00:27:26

Where Do You Find Faith In Yourself? | Sally Miller of Sally Miller Yoga

1/11/2023
Where Do You Find Faith in Yourself? It's a new year and a new season. Perhaps you want to do something new - a new job, a new hobby, and new relationship - where do you find the belief in yourself to take the leap? In this excerpt from a previous episode, Sally Miller, Owner of Sally Miller Yoga shares the origins of the faith she found in herself to switch from Engineering to Yin Yog Instruction and business owner. Perhaps this is the message YOU need to hear to make the change you desire in YOUR life. Sally Miller, Owner of Sally Miller Yoga You can sign up for her newsletter and learn about her online classes, one-on-one sessions, and meditation techniques. Basic newsletter Opt-in (sallymilleryoga.com) You can listen to the full interview with Sally Miller here: Buzzsprout I mention my Substack newsletter for writers who are thinking about writing a book or want to learn how to market it - Get Your Book Seen and Sold at ClaudineWolk.substack.com. This episode of Stories and Strategies for Women is brought to you by: Eyebobs: Enter code 'StoriesandStrat10" for a 10% discount at eyebobs.com ThriftBooks.com: the fun site to buy and collect used books. Voice Coaches: Use the promo code "WOLK" to get half off of their introductory workshop to determine if voice acting is the career for you. Voicecoaches.com. rBt5oKiLoLFe4oNfE9ns Claudine Wolk Substack: Get Your Book Seen and Sold Claudine Wolk Website: ClaudineWolk.com Claudine's Instagram - @ClaudineWolk

Duration:00:12:24

Holiday Stress Buster: Try "Sit & Stare" by Spirit Fitness Guru Kate Eckman

12/20/2022
Kate Eckman, author of the award-winning and best-selling book, The Full Spirit Workout is my guest. I ask for Kate's advice to quell holiday stress. Take the great advice you need from all of Kate's wisdom: You can find out more about Kate at her website: kateeckman.tv You can buy her book, The Full Spirit Workout - a ten step system to shed your self-doubt, strengthen your spiritual core, and create a fun and fulfilling life. I mention my Substack newsletter for writers who are thinking about writing a book or want to learn how to market it - Get Your Book Seen and Sold at ClaudineWolk.substack.com. This episode of Stories and Strategies for Women is brought to you by: Eyebobs: Enter code 'StoriesandStrat10" for a 10% discount at eyebobs.com ThriftBooks.com: the fun site to buy and collect used books. Voice Coaches: Use the promo code "WOLK" to get half off of their introductory workshop to determine if voice acting is the career for you. Voicecoaches.com. Claudine Wolk Substack: Get Your Book Seen and Sold Claudine Wolk Website: ClaudineWolk.com Claudine's Instagram - @ClaudineWolk

Duration:00:22:33

Holidays Stress Relief: Dispelling the Wonder Woman Myth

12/13/2022
The holidays are stressful. Duh! I am starting to feel shaky already. I needed to chat with an expert so I enlisted my friend, Maureen Humpl, a CPA and owner of her own business. The business of keeping things in perspective and stress at bay, especially during the holidays, is welcome advice and perfect for a chuckle. Gals, you are not wonder women and most importantly, you are not alone. Maureen expounds on her tips for keeping holiday stress to a minimum so that you have time to enjoy your holiday and make some memories. *** Delegate to gain a sense of control *** Forget about what people think *** Prioritize what is truly important to YOU *** Ignore expectations of others *** Pick and Choose what will make YOU happy Join us as we share stress, motherhood, and what to say if your partner thinks the laundry is "your job." "You'll remember the laughs with family and the food, not the plates it was served on." Maureen Humpl This is part one of a series of "stress relief during the holidays." I mention Comedian/Actress/Writer Meredith Masony in the podcast. You can find her on Insatgram @thats_inappropriate Claudine Wolk Substack: Get Your Book Seen and Sold Claudine Wolk Website: ClaudineWolk.com Claudine's Instagram - @ClaudineWolk This episode of Stories and Strategies for Women is brought to you by: Eyebobs: Enter code 'StoriesandStrat10" for a 10% discount at eyebobs.com ThriftBooks.com: the fun site to buy and collect used books. Voice Coaches: Use the promo code "WOLK" to get half off their introductory workshop to determine if voice acting is the career for you. Voicecoaches.com. Claudine Wolk Substack: Get Your Book Seen and Sold Claudine Wolk Website: ClaudineWolk.com Claudine's Instagram - @ClaudineWolk

Duration:00:31:46

Kelly Simmons: Serial Podcast, Book Publishing Industry, Finding an Agent

11/2/2022
Kelly Simmons is a local author and has published seven novels so far. She just released material through a new platform - the serial fiction podcast. Listeners can hear a new "book" released in podcast episodes. Kelly also chats with us about her publishing journey and offers advice to wannabe authors on how to find an agent. Tried and true tips still win the day to secure representation. Join us for this fun and informative interview. You can find Kelly and read about her books and the new serial podcast, titled Open The Window at KellySimmonsBooks.com. You can also reach out at her K E L L Y 🖌 S I M M O N S (@kellyasimmons) • Instagram photos and videos. Claudine Wolk Substack: Get Your Book Seen and Sold Claudine Wolk Website: ClaudineWolk.com Claudine's Instagram - @ClaudineWolk This episode of Stories and Strategies for Women is brought to you by: Eyebobs: Enter code 'StoriesandStrat10" for a 10% discount at eyebobs.com ThriftBooks.com: the fun site to buy and collect used books. Voice Coaches: Use the promo code "WOLK" to get half off their introductory workshop to determine if voice acting is the career for you. Voicecoaches.com. Claudine Wolk Substack: Get Your Book Seen and Sold Claudine Wolk Website: ClaudineWolk.com Claudine's Instagram - @ClaudineWolk

Duration:00:42:33

It Is Time... For You to Sit & Write Your Book : Master Class Opportunity Combines the Spiritual and Analytical to Help Get Your Book Seen and Sold

9/8/2022
Its Time... For You to Sit & Write Your Book In this episode of Stories and Strategies for Women we present an opportunity for authors and aspiring authors. Kate Brenton, author and inspired teacher has created the Sit & Write Master Class that starts October 1 (intake interviews in Sept). Claudine and Kate explain the Master Class: who it is designed for, how it works, and why combining their unique skills will make the difference between aspiring writer and published writer. If you have no interest in a class at this time, keep listening. Kate and Claudine tell their publishing stories and how working together made a huge difference in successful publishing! What is the Sit & Write Master Class? It is a class "container" that runs from Oct to Jan. With commitment to the program, the aspiring writer could come away with a first draft of a book plus the marketing knowledge to give it the best chance to be seen & sold. How does it work? Community calls, video lessons, and one-on-one calls combined with the unique insight of Kate (spiritual) and Claudine (analytical) will provide both pieces of what is needed for your book to get written and seen. Kate provides the "tapping into the creative" side and Claudine provides the book marketing / publishing industry side to give aspiring authors what they need at the right time to achieve their publication goals. How to get started? Your process starts with an intake call with Kate Brenton to make sure of the right fit. The call is free. Once the connection is made, the Sit & Write Master Class begins Oct 1. The information to start with the intake call and pricing can be found on Kate's Site. You can also contact Kate directly with any questions at Kate@katebrenton.com. Why Kate & Claudine? Both are published authors/teachers/mentors and they have been there and done it successfully. They both passionately desire to help aspiring authors get their message/story out in the world and to give their book the best possible chance to be seen and sold. Note from Claudine: I am so excited for this class, listeners! By joining Kate, my long-time goal of helping authors get their message out and their books seen & sold is fulfilled. For four years now I have interviewed experts who have wished to publish a book or they publish quickly (and not so successfully) simply because they didn't know the book marketing side of being a published author. We change that state of affairs with this class! Sign up to Sit and Write Master Class before 9/15/22 and use the promo code YES for an early bird discount! Claudine Wolk Substack: Get Your Book Seen and Sold Claudine Wolk Website: ClaudineWolk.com Claudine's Instagram - @ClaudineWolk This episode of Stories and Strategies for Women is brought to you by Eyebobs. Enter code 'StoriesandStrat10" for a 10% discount at eyebobs.com and by Claudine Wolk Substack: Get Your Book Seen and Sold Claudine Wolk Website: ClaudineWolk.com Claudine's Instagram - @ClaudineWolk

Duration:00:50:43

Did Lizzie Borden Do It? Interview w/ Author Cara Robertson

7/7/2022
“Lizzie Borden took an axe and gave her mother 40 whacks when she saw what she had done, she gave her father 41” It’s a rhyme that’s been around a long time. Did Lizzie Borden commit the murder of her father and her step-mother? Author Cara Robertson is not the first writer to broach the subject. Her take on the material is unique, though, Cara methodically and clearly follows the trial of Lizzie Borden day by day and reports the events by also using the words of reporters at the time, a clever and effective spin. Cara also studied law and her grasp of the law adds an extra perspective to the trial proceedings. True crime buffs will love this careful, methodical, expertly-written report with historical background and photos added to round out the story of this mystery. You can find Cara Robertson at her website: CaraRobertson.com I asked Cara for her favorite book. Clarissa by Samuel Richardson was her answer. Claudine Wolk Substack: Get Your Book Seen and Sold Claudine Wolk Website: ClaudineWolk.com Claudine's Instagram - @ClaudineWolk This episode of Stories and Strategies for Women is brought to you by Eyebobs. Enter code 'StoriesandStrat10" for a 10% discount at eyebobs.com and by ThriftBooks.com, the fun site to buy and collect used books. Claudine Wolk Substack: Get Your Book Seen and Sold Claudine Wolk Website: ClaudineWolk.com Claudine's Instagram - @ClaudineWolk

Duration:01:10:02

Guest Joanna Penn: Entrepreneur Powerhouse Inspires Action - Fiction and Non-Fiction Author and Host of the Award-Winning The Creative Penn Podcast Chats with Claudine

6/23/2022
This interview with the podcast host of the award-winning The Creative Penn podcast, Joanna Penn, proves the old adage that “you never know until you ask.” I am a big fan of Joanna’s podcast, website, and books. On a whim, I pitched an interview to her and she graciously and generously agreed to it. I am still on a high from this interview and the fabulous information Joanna shared. Joanna is a successful writer and entrepreneur. She covers every aspect of self-publishing from writing, to publishing, to distributing, and to marketing a book in her over 30 books and her podcasts as host of The Creative Penn Podcast . She has grown a successful business as an author of both fiction and non-fiction books as an indy author. How did she do it and what tips can she share with the aspiring writer? Have a listen… Always positive and a self-proclaimed “cheerleader” for authors she believes that an already published book can find more success than a newly launched book with the right marketing techniques and new publishing outlets. She offers insights into the indie publishing field and how she feels it is transformative for new authors in getting their work out into the world. She answers all of my questions - some pretty basic - ie. can you place your book with two different online retailers as the same time? - Sorry, Joanna. But, hey, this is how my mind works. Listen and learn. Any business owner will discover tips from Joanna's expereince. Her positivity and enthusiasm is contagous. She shares the story of her pivotstory, we love pivots stories at Stories and Strategies for Women from a traditional career to scaling a true love business. In addition to books on publishing and marketing and fiction fantasy books, Joanna's 1st book helps to make a career change titled Career Change: Stop hating your job, discover what you really want to do with your life, and start doing it! | The Creative Penn. You can find Joanna Penn and all about her books and her podcasts at her website, TheCreativePenn.com Claudine Wolk Substack: Get Your Book Seen and Sold Claudine Wolk Website: ClaudineWolk.com Claudine's Instagram - @ClaudineWolk This episode of Stories and Strategies for Women is brought to you by Eyebobs. Enter code 'StoriesandStrat10" for a 10% discount at eyebobs.com and by ThriftBooks.com, the fun site to buy and collect used books. Claudine Wolk Substack: Get Your Book Seen and Sold Claudine Wolk Website: ClaudineWolk.com Claudine's Instagram - @ClaudineWolk

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