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Heather Lee Dyer - Creativity Over Perfection - 026

Heather Lee Dyer is a fiction writer and the author of Creativity Over Perfection. Heather normally writes along the genre of young adults science fiction, specifically space opera. Find out why she said she'd never write non-fiction books but did it anyway! What We Discuss with Heather Lee Dyer: Why she never wanted to write a non-fiction bookHow she got into the art of writingHeather talks about her Hippie CommuneHow Heather's unique upbringing helped her write her bookDealing with...


David Kadavy - Debut Author Book Makes top 20 on Amazon - 025

David Kadavy is a creative entrepreneur and author of Design for Hackers: Reverse-Engineering Beauty (which debuted in the top 20 on all of Amazon), The Heart to Start, and multiple “short reads.” He is also the host of the Love Your Work podcast where he features inspiring entrepreneurs and creators. His writing has been featured in Observer, The Huffington Post,, Quartz, McSweeney’s Internet Tendency, Upworthy, and Lifehacker. What We Discuss with David Kadavy: How David...


Larry Ruhl - Writing a Memoir to Heal From the Past - 024

Larry Ruhl is the author of a very powerful memoir, Breaking the Ruhls: A Memoir, a beautiful story about going through trauma from sexual abuse, living in shame and guilt, and taking the courage to stand up and speak out. Even during the editing stage, Larry was still rattled by his own story. It wasn’t just any other story. It was his personal journey. Ultimately, the message he wants to come across is that you can shed shame and that healing is possible. Now, he’s ready to stand up, speak...


Jason Zook T-Shirt Designer, Youtuber and author who Sold his name twice -023

Inspired by Seth Godin’s book, Purple Cow, Jason Zook is known for a variety of things, one of which is making over a million dollars wearing t-shirts. He also sold his name twice and auctioned them off - one of them was Jason SurfrApp. Jason is also the author of Creativity for Sale which he wrote for only two weeks. What We Discuss with Jason Zook: Jason recalls how he started to write a book after shutting down his business.Being the purple cow: The idea behind making money from...


Cindy Henson - Writing a Book to Gain Peace, Purpose and Freedom - 022

Cindy Henson is an incredible author with a message to share about how she, not only left her corporate life, but found herself during the process of finding what she was meant to do. She is the author of the book, The Jungle: A Journey to Peace, Purpose, and Freedom. Today, Cindy shares how a certain health challenge led her to “project manage” her own life and transform her life in a way that also impacts other people. Meditation, forgiveness, and speaking your truth are just three key...


Srinivas Rao - An Audience of One - 021

Srinivas Rao is the author of An Audience of One: Reclaiming Creativity for Its Own Sake. He is also the host of the podcast, Unmistakable Creative. Srinivas' mantra is around creativity. What We Discuss with Srinivas Rao: Creative tools then and now: What has changed over the years?Challenges during internship and graduating from college during a time of recessionHow he got into the podcast world and why podcast?The struggles of being a creative at this time and ageWhen digital...


Mega Bestselling Author Starts writing at age 52 Craig Martelle - 020

Craig Martelle is a science fiction author. In just about two years, Craig has authored 30 full-length novels, numerous short stories, anthologies, and co-written books. He has written 2.25 million words written over the last 844 days, averaging 2,677 words a day. Talk about hard work! Craig is also the man behind the 20Books conferences. What We Discuss with Craig Martelle: Assume your first novel is going to suck and that's okay!Writing the book is only half the battle, you still have...


Steve Sims The Art of Making Things Happen - 019

Steve Sims is the author of Bluefishing: The Art of Making Things Happen. Today, he talks about the concept behind Bluefishing and utilizing different platforms (outside of email) of reaching out to people. He talks about the things he’s afraid of (yet how those fears drive him to success) and the power of asking why! What We Discuss with Steve Sims: The concept behind the technology of BluefishingIs email dead? Listen in to what Steve has to say (essential stats included!)Steve...


Let Go of Fear, Get On the Mat, Love Your Body - Jessamyn Stanley -18

Jessamyn Stanley is an internationally acclaimed yoga teacher. She is also the author of the book Every Body Yoga. She describes writing a book as an expression of your truth. She's not anything like you see on most yoga ads with the perfect body and asanas, standing on the mat in the middle of paradise. She represents everybody who doesn't see themselves reflected on the media. What We Discuss with Jessamyn Stanley: What got Jessamyn to write a book about yogaWho Jessamyn wishes to...


Author Visits Michelle Obama in the House - Kathryn Kemp Guylay - 016

Kathryn Kemp Guylay is a wellness and nutrition advocate, fellow podcaster, and writer. Her first book is called Mountain Mantras: Wellness and Life Lessons from the Slopes, and her podcast also bears the same name, Mountain Mantras, that covers topics around Wellness and Life Lessons. Her most recent book is called Make Nutrition Fun. What We Discuss with Kathryn Kemp Guylay: Having the mindset that you're in control of finding new excitement in your lifeThe impetus behind Kathryn's...


ADHD, Writing On Planes, and Being Faster than Normal – Peter Shankman 017

Peter Shankman is an American entrepreneur and author. He has written amazing books such as Can We Do That?, Nice Companies Finish First, Zombie Loyalists, and his recently released, Faster than Normal. Today, Peter shares about the power of storytelling, how you can get things done, and some great ideas about writing, publishing, and recording audiobooks. What We Discuss with Peter: How to put together a catchy presentation without having any visuals - Learn the secret!Just be better than...


Bestselling Author TEDx Speaker and Filmmaker shares his self-publishing journey

David Simpson left his teaching career to become a full-time author. He is the writer of one of the best-selling fiction series in the world, the Post-Human Series - Sub-Human, Post-Human, Trans-Human, and Human Plus. What We Discuss with David Simpson: How and where to get ideas from when writing a book How to condense your writing when you've got a ton of ideas! Some steps to get traction with writing your succeeding books A dream for these stories to be told from books to the...


Work Less Make More Book with James Schramko -014

James Schramko is an entrepreneur, speaker, coach, and writer. With an extensive background in sales, James took this into the the online world, doing business development for clients, until finally finding his passion in coaching people. James co-authored the book, Work Less, Make More, along with Kelly Exeter. What We Discuss with James Schramko: Creating a book out of documenting your life or writing diariesThe journey of creating James' book and some pain points along the wayTaking...


100 Life Goals and 10 Years to Do it 013

Tal Gur is a nomad and avid goal seeker. Around a decade ago, he made a decision to pursue every big dream to live life on his own terms. He wrote a bucket list of 100 life goals - from Ironman triathlon, to non-stop travel, to become financially free - and gave himself exactly 10 years to achieve them all. Little did I know that that night would change the course of my his life. Through relentless focus, Tal traded his daily grind for a life of his own daring design, as a...


From Iraq’s Deadliest Cities Stories of War -012

Scott A. Huesing is a retired United States Marine Corps Infantry Major with 24 years of honorable service, both enlisted and as a commissioned officer. His book, Echo in Ramadi, is a ten-month snapshot in time that changed the face of operations on the battlefield; a captivating story of Echo Company, 2d Battalion, 4th Marines during the Second Battle of Ramadi in support of the Multi-National Forces (MNF) Surge Strategy in 2006. His true-life account provides keen insights into what may...


Teacher Lands Book Deal for First Novel -Scott Stambach - 011

Scott is an unlikely fiction writer, he is a physics teacher who loves literature. He started writing short stories and quickly went to writing novels. His first book The Invisible Life of Ivan Isaenko was an award-wining breakout novel was published and he is working on his second. In this interview, he discusses how he finds his ideas, writes his books and how he landed a publishing contract for his first book. Scott Stambach lives in San Diego where he teaches physics at High Tech High...


Wrote His First Book While In High School Aidan McGeath - 010

Aidan Mcgeath wrote his first 500-page fantasy book while still in high school. He found time at night and between classes. He was done with his book by 18 and published it by 19. He plans to keep writing and shares some insightful lessons about how he plans his novels, where he generates names for his characters and why he feels he is Born to Write. If you thought you didn't have the time or were not skilled enough or just had any doubts about how to write a book, this interview will...


How to Write a Book While Working Full-Time Dominic Carrillo - 009

Dominic Carrillo is a teacher who I met while living and working in San Diego, California. He when I first met him he told me he was working on a book and he was thinking about self-publishing. I was fascinated and he was the only friend I had at the time that had done so successfully. He has since published 4 books and his most recent book The Usual Suspects, is a Young Adult novel set in Sofia, Bulgaria, where he teaches. He often gets his inspiration from inside of the classroom. Though...


Shot and Killed and dead for 15 minutes returns to battle Josh Mantz - 008

Major (ret.) Joshua Mantz is the author of The Beauty of a Darker Soul, a book dedicated to helping people overcome emotionally traumatic experiences. A graduate of West Point, Josh served as an Infantry Officer in the US Army for nearly a decade, and is the recipient of the Purple Heart and Bronze Star with Valor. He is a highly sought after speaker on the topic of emotional trauma, having shared his message at TEDx, Got Your 6, and hundreds of other events. This incredible author shares...


How to Become Purposefully Famous with International Talent Scout Karin Roest - 007

Karin Roest is known as the “Industry’s Best Kept Secret” as she’s focused on creating fame for celebrities for 15 years instead of for herself. She has worked behind the scenes as a Celebrity Talent Scout and Producer with Grammy Award-winning musicians, Nobel Peace Prize Winners, highly paid TED talk speakers, New York Times Bestselling authors and Award-winning philanthropists. But jet-setting around the world with celebrities was not enough, so she disappeared to do one year of...