The Author's Journey

Arts & Culture Podcasts

On The Author’s Journey we have candid conversations with best-selling authors discussing the journey of becoming a best-selling author, what it has and hasn't done for them in their career, tips to upcoming authors and even excerpts of book readings by each author. We focus on bringing you expert insights on how to leverage your book and message and discover how to connect with these amazing authors that are bringing positive and transformational messages, information, resources and gifts to the world. Be encouraged, informed, inspired, and empowered to more fully bring your message and gifts forward. Listen to new shows weekly on the VoiceAmerica Variety Channel.

Location:

United States

Description:

On The Author’s Journey we have candid conversations with best-selling authors discussing the journey of becoming a best-selling author, what it has and hasn't done for them in their career, tips to upcoming authors and even excerpts of book readings by each author. We focus on bringing you expert insights on how to leverage your book and message and discover how to connect with these amazing authors that are bringing positive and transformational messages, information, resources and gifts to the world. Be encouraged, informed, inspired, and empowered to more fully bring your message and gifts forward. Listen to new shows weekly on the VoiceAmerica Variety Channel.

Language:

English


Episodes

Encore Myths and Truths about Promoting Your Book

2/6/2023
In this encore episode we get a peek into the behind the scenes of book promotion. Rebecca will talk with experienced PR professional Roy Billington about the myths and truths about PR. They'll tell you what to truly focus on for success in bringing your book, expertise, and message forward to the media. You can find both Rebecca and Roy online via www.yourpurposedrivenpractice.com.

Duration:00:50:54

Encore Push Back on Your Inner Critic and Unleash Your Writing!

1/30/2023
Writing is a process full of twists and turns and highs and lows. Learning to tame your inner critic and lean into that process is a key to successful writing. In today's podcast, Rebecca talks with bestselling author Shelby Kottemann about the inner workings of that process so that YOU can unleash YOUR writing. Listen in as they talk about creating balance for the reader, tapping into your purpose and mission as a writer, capturing inspiration for your writing process, and drawing...

Duration:00:42:26

Maximize Your Time to Leverage Your Book

1/23/2023
Time is both a great enemy and a great gift - depending on how you use it. For an author, time is a gift to maximize/leverage in order to bring your book forward powerfully. In today's episode, Rebecca talks with author Cameron Lundgren about how to to just start writing. His advice: let each word lead to the next and don't worry about what you don't know. The key to moving forward with your book is to just start and get support along the way, even when challenges come. Authors, tune in for...

Duration:01:00:00

Encore: Opportunities Abound for Published Authors

1/16/2023
Bringing your message forward is a gift in and of itself. Especially when you're passionate about it. It is a kind of wealth is beyond money! Today's guest, Ethan King, marvels at all the opportunities and doors that have opened to him as a result of bringing his book forward. As he talks with Rebecca, his encouragement is that bringing your message forth DOES matter. It's worth it! Get the word out in advance so that you leverage your message and reach even more people! As always, you can...

Duration:00:42:21

Writing with Resilience

1/9/2023
Sometimes you just need to START! To bring your message forward by scheduling it! In today's episode, Rebecca talks with author Julie Lawson about just doing the work to write and takes the necessary steps to bring your message forward. They'll get practical - talking about the power of setting a deadline and the importance of carving time out in your schedule to write. It won't just happen. Julie also encourages aspiring authors to get help where needed - asking for help does take courage...

Duration:00:33:05

Encore Exploring the Audio Book Space with Guest Expert Vaughn Fahie

12/26/2022
On the Author’s Journey, we love to talk all things books and it is our passion to help you get your story out to the world. This week’s episode is a special treat as Rebecca Hall Gruyter talks with The Voice Brander, Vaughn Fahie. As an audio engineer, educator and author, Vaughn works with Rebecca’s audio team to help expand the impact of influencers through the power of their voice. Today’s show will primarily focus on the latest information/details about doing audio books in your own...

Duration:00:48:56

You Have No Right to Keep Your Story Hidden

12/19/2022
Do you have a deep, abiding sense that your story has value and worth? That you really do need to bring it forward - for your sake and for those around you who need to hear it? In today's podcast, Rebecca will talks with best-selling author Tashiyanna Noel. They will talk about foundational things like remembering your why for your book as well as practical things like how to tailor the language used in your book for those you are trying to reach. Tashiyanna has learned that you can't let...

Duration:00:32:04

Collaborate and Bring Your Ennobled Message Forward!

12/12/2022
For today's episode, we have the special treat of hearing from a longtime friend of the show and multi-book author, Dr. Kasthuri Henry. Dr. Kas has a wealth of experience and shares from her heart about the importance of ennobling ourselves, our message, and others. She is passionate about the legacy we bring forward and how we can lift each other up as we life ourselves up. One way to do that is through anthologies. Rebecca and Dr. Kas explore the topic of anthologies - what they are and...

Duration:00:39:27

Saying Yes to Your Book and Its Message

12/5/2022
Sometimes the very things we love most come full circle to allow us to bring our book forward. Today's guest is author Terry Wilson who says that he had the idea for his book planted in him during his multiple trips to Africa. In truth, he was able to harness his love of photography and writing - and bring his book forward. Who would have known that saying yes to Rotary and to the ideas planted in his heart, would allow him to bring his book into reality and launch it as a #1 International...

Duration:00:41:01

Bring Your Soul Message Forward No Matter What

11/28/2022
In today's episode, Rebecca talks with author Clayne Wayman about writing obstacles and the process of trusting that your message really does need to come forward. It's a bit of a risk to put yourself out there and trust the process in order to bring it forward no matter what. Clayne speaks from experirence as one knows the busy pace of life - he has two thriving businesses and four beautiful daughters. In the midst of a super busy life he began his book anyway... only to be diagnosed with...

Duration:00:30:45

Leading a Collaborative Book Forward

11/21/2022
What if you could gather up all the expertise and put it into one book? Dr. Cheryl Lentz has devoted herself just such a task - and it's been such a success to collaborate with other professors and experts that she's on the 12th edition! In today's episode, she talks with Rebecca about why she leads these projects. She'll explain what an anthology is and give us tips for those looking to lead and anthology project as well as for those considering participating in one. As always, you can find...

Duration:00:37:33

Bring Your Heart and Message Forward

11/14/2022
It today's episode, Rebecca talks with Author Tiffani Freckleton about bringing all your gifts into your book! Of course, there is a bit of a risk as you step into the visibility and share your heart/message. Tiffani's first book has inspired her to start writing and bring other things forward. They cover other ground too... including her choices about her cover and other art images. To share powerfully from her heart and inspire you, dear listener, Tiffani will read her poem. Enjoy this...

Duration:00:47:49

Get Untuck in Lift & Bring Your Message Forward

11/7/2022
Sometimes our words get stuck and we struggle to find our purpose let alone share about it. In this special encore episode, our guest is Jennifer Hough, a bestselling author who shares how to get untuck in writing and bringing your book and message forward. As she talks with Rebecca, she'll also share great tips on what she learned along the way as she brought her book forward and offer advice to help authors bring their own message forward. You'll be inspired and empowered to share your...

Duration:00:41:38

Say Yes to Your Message - 3 Pages at a Time

10/31/2022
Have you ever thought about writing a book? What holds you back? Is too daunting to think about? What if you just started with three pages? And then tomorrow you did three more pages? And then three more? Today's guest is International Bestselling Author, Mackenzie Nelson. And that is exactly what she did. She just started writing three pages at a time. And eventually, she brought her story forward with power! Listen in as she talks with the Rebecca about the importance of saying yes and...

Duration:01:00:00

Encore 3 Tips to Rise Up, Author!

10/24/2022
In this encore episode, authors and entrepreneurs Martha Hanlon and Chris Williams have shown us how to step into our #1 duty as business owners and executives. In this episode they talk with Rebecca and share 3 top tips to bringing your book forward. They will also talk about tips to shift from business ownership to leadership and the importance of bringing expert support in on your journey. Their most recent book, Rise Up, Leader!, unpacks these ideas in greater depth in three critical...

Duration:00:45:03

Yes, Author, Your Cover Does Matter!!

10/17/2022
Does your book cover REALY matter? How can you design a powerful one? How can you be sure it is a reflection of your own story? In today's episode, Rebecca talks with bestselling author Charles Lovjoy about owning your story and sharing it to make a positive difference. And how your cover does indeed contribute to that story! He also shares some tips on how to design your cover powerfully - so that it helps people lean into your inspirational content. In Charles' words, if your cover doesn't...

Duration:01:00:00

Encore Break Through Barriers in Your Writing

10/10/2022
In this encore episode, Rebecca talks with best-selling author Joseph Luckett about his journey to writing his book, Zero to 100: The Gold Standard of Global Networking. Zero to 100™ is a blueprint to efficient and measurable networking through relationship-building. It has received major endorsements from revered networking leaders including Ivan Misner of Business Network International. Participants in a research study of the book reported a 296% improvement in networking benefits over the...

Duration:00:46:42

Honoring Your Why and Creating Your Legacy

10/3/2022
Today's episode is a special treat as Rebecca talks with Peter Saunders about his journey of writing a book alongside his chronically ill wife, Jodi. Their book, And Don't Forget to Smile, is a peek inside their story. To bring it forth, the pair had to be convinced of the importance of making a difference for one. Do you know how to tap into your why? Are you ready to bring your legacy forward? According to Peter, the journey of writing can be more complicated and take longer than...

Duration:00:38:00

Driven to Share Your Message So You Can SHINE!

9/26/2022
You know that Rebecca believes that everyone has a story and an important message to share. Yes, you too! Today Rebecca talks with author Lois Hermann about her passion. They'll talk about how Lois got started as she kept just saying yes and taking the next step... and how sometimes you realize you have more than ONE book but a WHOLE SERIES! Lois gets practical, offering other authors great tips, some processes around making time to write, getting feedback, and how to bring your message...

Duration:00:39:08

Encore Translate Your Experience & Expertise into Your Next Book

9/19/2022
Join us for this encore conversation with authors Wendy Benson and Elizabeth Myers about their book The Confident Patient: Successfully Navigate Your Healthcare Journey. Their international best-seller and award-winning book coaches patients and their families through the complex healthcare system by providing real life stories, sample questions and advice from medical professionals. It is the ultimate roadmap to guiding patients and their loved ones on who to connect with, what to ask, and...

Duration:00:48:38