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B2A #57: Finalize Your Plan for Your Nonfiction Book (Outlining Your Nonfiction Book Part 2)

Write smarter - have a plan! In Episode 56, I walked you through WHY you should take the time to create a plan for your book, and told you about the steps you should take to get started with the outline for your nonfiction book. In this episode, I'm talking you through the next steps that you should take to finish writing your outline. Here, you'll learn the best, most efficient way to go from a list of topics you'd like to include into your book to a well-organized outline. I'll also tell...


B2A #56: How to Start to Outline Your Nonfiction Book

You have a great idea for your what? You need a plan. When you have a detailed plan or outline for your book, you'll be able to work more efficiently and be more productive as you write. That means that you'll be able to write your book faster, even if you just have a few minutes a week to dedicate to writing. In this episode, you'll learn why it's worth taking the time to write a detailed plan or outline for your nonfiction book. And, you'll learn more about the first two...


How to Keep Your Book Writing Motivation

It can be hard to stay on track when you're writing a book. Bloggers and entrepreneurs have a to-do list that's a mile long, from posting on social media to emailing their list to everything else they need to do to keep building their audience so they can continue to make money. I know a lot of you have started a book (or have planned to start a book), but then you get sidetracked. It's happened to me, too. But, if you're going to become an author and ultimately get all of the benefits...


B2A #54: How to Self Publish a Children's Book with Angela Ferrari

Many of the authors I know have always dreamed of writing a book. Some have always envisioned writing an attention-capturing novel. Others want to write a bestselling memoir. Many others dream about writing a children's book. If you fall into the latter category, you're going to get a lot out of this episode. (If you don't, you'll still learn a lot about book writing and self publishing!) In this episode, I'm excited to be interviewing Angela Ferrari, a self-published children's book...


B2A #53: How I Wrote A Book in 3 Days (and Published It in a Week)

Most people assume that writing a book is a long, arduous process. And, in many cases, it is...but it doesn't have to be. If you're a content creator, whether you're a blogger, vlogger, podcaster, or anything in between, you have a wealth of content that can be your fast track to becoming an author. All you have to do is re-purpose what you've created into the manuscript of a book. I recently wrote a book in just three days, and then published it a week after I started putting it...


B2A #52: How to Rock Your Live Video Broadcasts with Camberley Woods

If you follow social media trends, you’ve heard that video is HUGE right now, and it’s only going to keep growing over the next couple of years. In fact, video is predicted to be one of the biggest social media trends in 2018. Live video can be a particularly effective way to produce video content. It can also seem very scary, especially if you haven’t done it before. But, it doesn’t have to be! In this interview, live video expert Camberley Woods shares her top tips to help you use live...


B2A #51: Email Marketing for Authors with Lauren Pawell

Chances are if you’re reading this, you’ve started to build an email list, or you’ve at least thought about starting one. You’ve probably heard that having an email list is important, but you may be wondering how those subscribers can translate into more book sales, and how you grow your list to even bigger numbers. In this interview, I chat with email marketing expert Lauren Pawell about many topics that are relevant to authors and business owners alike, including how to grow your list,...


B2A #50: Blogger to Prolific Author with Paula Rollo

Sometimes, the best way you can learn about something is by doing. That’s why today’s guest is the perfect person to learn from. Paula Rollo is a blogger and author of 8 (yes, 8) books, so she is a perfect example of someone you can learn from when it comes to book writing and self publishing. I think you’re really going to enjoy the interview with Paula that I’m featuring in today’s episode. We cover a lot of topics that are of interest to blogger-authors, including how to chose the...


B2A #49: How I Became a #1 Amazon Bestseller

Have you ever dreamed of writing and publishing a #1 bestseller? Or, have you been seeing more and more authors who have published #1 Amazon bestsellers? I have, too. That's why I set out to see if I could make one of my books become a #1 Amazon bestseller. Long story short: I did it. In this episode, I'll tell you exactly how I did it. I want to demystify the process of getting your book to the top slot in its category, both so that you can follow what I did, and so that you can also...


B2A #48: Live Video Basics with Jenny Melrose

It’s tough to make a full-time business out of your blog, but that’s exactly what Jenny Melrose has done. She built her business by diversifying her income, including streams of revenue like sponsored posts, ads, and courses. And, she definitely knows how to use social media and other marketing methods to her greatest advantage. Today, I’m talking to Jenny about what she feels is the best marketing tool out there right now – live video. In our interview, Jenny explains why she feels that...


B2A #47: Lighting a Path Forward with Alexa Federico

It’s hard to go through a big, difficult, life-changing event, one that changes the rest of your life forever. It’s even harder when there aren’t great resources out there to help you through that big event, and when it feels like you’re wandering around blindfolded, waving your arms in front of you as you search for your path forward. Today’s guest, Alexa Federico, decided she wanted to help people who have been diagnosed with Crohn’s Disease and Ulcerative colitis take that blindfold...


B2A #46: Creating the Cookbook on Everyone's Wish List with Beth Nydick

Have you ever wondered what it would be like to create a book that’s on everyone’s wish list? To have everyone tell you, “I want that book!” whenever you describe it to them? That’s what blogger and author Beth Nydick has done. The book she co-wrote, Clean Cocktails, is already getting a ton of attention in the press, and it’s flying up the bestseller lists on Amazon and elsewhere. In our interview, Beth and I talk about what it’s like to work with a traditional publisher to produce a...


B2A #45: Trends to Watch for in 2018

The end of the year is always a time for reflection and looking forward. In today's episode, I share what I think will be some of the top trends in authorship and self publishing in 2018, and how you can decide whether to follow those trends or not. I also help you plan out the main steps you should take if writing a book is one of your goals for 2018.


B2A #44: Live Events for Authors with Clare Marshall

I’m very excited to feature a repeat guest in this episode, Clare Marshall. Clare is a true expert in everything publishing and I’m really excited to have her back on. In our first interview, which you can listen to in episode 26, Clare and I talked about a lot of topics related to publishing, including how to get started and tips for designing your book. We also talked briefly about using in-person events to promote and sell your book, and I’m so excited that Clare has agreed to come back...


B2A #43: Write Your Book like a Pro with Gabriela Pereira

I’m excited to have author and writing expert Gabriela Pereira back on the show. Gabriela is an expert on all things writing, and she helps aspiring authors create books that their readers truly enjoy. You can hear our first interview in Episode 24, where we talked about why she created her brand, DIY MFA, why she chose to work with a traditional publisher, and more. In this interview, we’re diving into planning and writing a book. Gabriela has created a framework for creating a truly...


B2A #42: SPECIAL EPISODE - Make Your Content Go Viral with Nicole Culver

Learn how you can make your content go viral in 2018 with Nicole Culver's Viral Content Summit! Sign up with my affiliate link at and get two amazing bonuses: a paperback copy of my book, Blogger to Author: Turn Your Content into a Book, and a 30-minute 1-on-1 strategy session with me!


B2A #41: Mindset for Authors with Jaclyn Mellone

This episode is about something that I’ve been thinking about a lot lately: mindset. It’s easy to brush off mindset as one of those ‘woo woo’ things that you don’t really need. But, let me tell you that working to improve my mindset when it comes to the value I provide and what my work and services are worth has completely transformed my business. So, I hope that you’ll really take this episode to heart. To help us learn more about mindset and entrepreneurship, I’m truly honored to...


B2A #40: The Power of Collaboration for Authors with Kirsten Oliphant

I love featuring fellow entrepreneurs in the authorship and publishing space on the podcast, and in this episode I have a special treat for you. I’m honored to feature an interview with Kirsten Oliphant, who is a true expert when it comes to writing, self-publishing, and all things communications. You probably already subscribe to her podcast, Create If Writing (and if you don’t, you should), where she gives her listeners lots of great tips for putting stellar books out into the world. In...


B2A #39: Design Your Book Like a Pro with LeAnna Weller Smith

Self-publishing is more popular than ever, which means more and more writers and authors are DIYing all aspects of their books, including designing the books themselves. Unfortunately, sometimes self-designed books are pretty obvious, especially self-designed book covers. But don’t worry, you’re not fated to have a mediocre (or worse) book cover or interior. In this episode, I’m honored to feature an interview with professional designer LeAnna Weller Smith. LeAnna has decades of...


B2A #38: Why You Should Write 'Every Single Day' with Bradley Charbonneau

What’s something that you do every single day that has contributed to your success? Do you check in with your followers on Facebook or Instagram to build engagement on those platforms? Do you look for sponsored post opportunities? The little things we do every single day can lead to huge successes, both personally and in our businesses. Small actions lead to big results. In this episode, I’m excited to feature an interview with a repeat guest, Bradley Charbonneau. In Episode 8 of the...


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