Book Promo: 30-Day Author by Kevin Tumlinson

30-Day Author: Develop a Daily Writing Habit
and Write Your Book in 30 Days (or Less)
by Kevin Tumlinson

Need to write a book, but don’t want to spend years doing it?

What if you could do it in 30 days or less?
Learn how to develop a daily writing habit. Learn how to determine the length of your book. And learn what to do with your book when it’s done—including editing, layout, cover design, and even marketing.
30-Day Author is a treasure trove of information for the will-be author. Whether you are a public speaker, coach, consultant, or just someone with a great story to tell, get your non-fiction book or novel written fast and on shelves in no time.
Kevin Tumlinson is a prolific author, host of the Wordslinger Podcast, and co-host of the Self Publishing Answers Podcast. Every week, Kevin helps new authors learn more about the craft and the business of writing, publishing, and selling books. In this guide, Kevin breaks down his formula for writing a book in 30 days or any other timeframe you want, and gives you the foundation for marketing that book while developing a daily writing habit that will serve you for the rest of your career.
Read 30-Day Author today and get started on producing the book you’ve been daydreaming about.

About the Author

Kevin Tumlinson is a thriller and speculative fiction author traveling the U.S. with his wife, an RV, a chihuahua named Mini, and a fully-loaded laptop. He writes multi-million-dollar blockbusters that can be read for only a few bucks.

Kevin grew up in Wild Peach Texas—an actual village wedged between the Brazos and San Bernard Rivers, with a population of less than 2,500 people and seemingly not a peach tree within a hundred miles of the place. He has had an eclectic career that includes engineering, teaching, broadcasting and media, and marketing. He has also been the recipient of numerous awards for writing, public speaking, and his work in advertising and marketing.

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About Relationship Coach, author and inspirational speaker, Cynthia Belmer

Life Without Approval: My Journey From Worrying What Others Think to Embracing My Own Voice In Society, Love and Work

By Cynthia Belmer

We all have a tendency to seek other people’s approval because our deepest desire is to be loved and accepted. So if we could change the stories that block us from being our honest self, then we could achieve happiness with less stress and anxiety.

Cynthia Belmer’s Life Without Approval: My Journey From Worrying What Others Think to Embracing My Own Voice In Society, Love and Work (Hummingbird Publishing) is an inspiring memoir of a young woman’s journey from Lebanon to the United States and how finding the courage to be herself, transformed every aspect of her life.

Life Without Approval shows how you can change what you don’t like about your life through finding gifts in everything you have been through and loving yourself unconditionally, especially during your most vulnerable moments. Self-acceptance is key to experiencing your freedom and becoming your fullest expression. Belmer sets out thought-provoking questions at the end of each chapter inviting you to begin your own journey toward finding your voice.

“Human emotions are universal regardless of the stories we tell ourselves,” she says, “and beneath it all, we want the same thing: to be free to be who we are and to be loved unconditionally.”

Life Without Approval is not a regular self-help book. Instead, it is a memoir that was written in the most vulnerable and transparent way, inspiring us to ask the hard question: Who am I choosing to be in relation to my experiences?

About the author:

Cynthia Belmer is a sought-after relationship and life coach, published author, inspirational speaker and student of life. She helps free-spirited women from all over the world build confidence to find and speak their true voice and create healthy loving relationships.

Cynthia’s work is focused on deep inquiry, awareness, self-love and mindfulness. She has been featured in many radio interviews and in different magazines such as MindBodyGreen, SelfGrowth, Om-Times and Elephant Journal.  Cynthia resides in Atlanta, GA.

For more information on Cynthia and Life Without Approval, please visit: .

Life Without Approval: My Journey From Worrying What Others Think to Embracing My Own Voice In Society, Love and Work
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Publisher:  Hummingbird
ISBN-10: 0692455973
ISBN-13: 978-0692455975


What’s  being said about Cynthia Belmer’s book:

Mercedes Guzman, inner child expert: “This story can change your life. I recommend this book to anyone who is seeking clarity, wisdom and an inspiration to let go of what others think and discover who they really are.”

Dr. Tamra Sattler, PHD, LMFT: “Cynthia’s story really spoke to my heart [and] allowed me to connect more to my own authenticity and truth.”

Susan Gonzalez, author and public speaker: “Cynthia’s story is thought provoking and her words are inspiring….a great reminder to explore our journey to self-love and let go of what cripples us most.”

Tanya Thomas, author and Master Anthony Robbins Coach and Speaker: “Profound and provoking…a road map to letting go of what no longer serves you.The exercises will challenge the reader to take a long hard look at their lives and encourages changes.”

Anadlu Cortes: “Cynthia Belmer is a phenomenal life coach….authentic, genuine…I highly recommend getting your hands on this book!”

Florence Strang, registered psychologist, author and public speaker: “As a Psychologist, I am in awe of the open and vulnerable manner in which Cynthia presents herself in this story….a great read which I would highly recommend, especially for women who are struggling to share their own voice!”

Please Review Me…

At a recent party a friend was praising a couple of books that I wrote – I stepped to the side and asked her if she would be kind enough to post a review. She looked genuinely concerned and said “I wouldn’t know what to write”.

It’s easy, if you can tell me one (or more) things you liked (or even disliked) about the book, you can write a great review. You don’t have to be a professional book reviewer and you can post the review simultaneously on multiple sites.

You would be doing this author and all authors an incredible favor. Potential readers look for books that people want to read and seeing lots of reviews says to them that the book is worthy of their time.

So please, I know several of you out there have read at least one of my books – please help me by posting a review on Amazon, Barnes&Noble, Goodreads, YOUR Facebook page, Smashwords, KOBO, iTunes or send it to me for the Potpourri Parlor.
Thank you!

all march 2015

a good quality book review is NOT the school-age book report. Your review should be a minimum of five or six sentences up to two or three (small) paragraphs. Don’t prove you read the book by including spoilers (that totally unexpected twist that really made the story). Write what YOU liked (or disliked) about the book; a book should be a personal experience for every reader so keep it personal. Be honest but never brutal; if the book was filled with typos for instance but was still a great story say something like “a few distracting typos took away from an otherwise terrific story”. (Always try to find something positive to say). If you didn’t like the book because it was not your favorite genre then own up to it; despite mostly four and five star reviews, my favorite review I received on one of my books was only two stars — the writer stated she didn’t care for it because my style was too much like Danielle Steel and she doesn’t care for Steel (who happens to be one of my faves). Again, review the book from YOUR perspective, YOUR likes and dislikes, and the impact the book had on YOU. Remember to be gentle but always honest.”

Book Review: Helen Miller Bailey, a biography by Rita Joiner Soza

Helen Miller Bailey:
The Pioneer Educator and Renaissance
Woman Who Shaped Chicano(a) Leaders

Helen Miller Bailey: The Pioneer Educator and Renaissance Woman Who Shaped Chicano(a) Leadersby Rita Joiner Soza

The life of Helen Miller Bailey, teacher, artist, author, community activist, social reformer, wife, and mother, is as inspirational as it was ardently lived. Today’s authors of purportedly new concepts of living a purposeful life, inspired work, and authentic leadership could have been writing about Helen Miller Bailey, though she died nearly half a century ago. Those who witnessed the intensity with which she approached teaching and mentoring, justice, world travel, and Latin American studies describe just how Doc Bailey instilled these ideals in her students who honor her today with a legacy of service and leadership.

an Amazon Customer Review

5 stars   A remarkable woman…     reviewed by Lboritz


Rita Joiner Soza has captured the essence of who Doc Helen Miller Bailey was and is. A mentor, teacher, renaissance woman, friend, Mom…a guide who helped the Chicano community become successful heroes themselves. She helped me believe in my own abilities as well. This book makes me want to further research more about Helen Miller Bailey…her influence continues. This book has inspired me to go back to my love of history and pick up the pen and write again. I highly recommend this book to anyone wishing to read a biography of a very remarkable woman and the people and family she touched.

Welcome to Vanilla Heart Publishing – Susan Berry!

Susan Berry

Author Susan Berry

I read my first romance novel when I was ten years old. My grandmother gave it to me to help pass the time on a long car ride to the Midwest. I grumbled as I opened the book and began reading. Ten miles later, I couldn’t put it down. The characters came alive, the tension between them building as I frantically turned the pages. I had to know how it all worked out. That experience never left me. From that day forward, I read romance novels every chance I got, and reading turned into writing, which eventually led to my first novel, a traditional romance called Dance of the Heart.

Every woman secretly wishes for a man who is both strong and charming enough to sweep her off her feet. A man who can match her independence with just enough force to break through her guarded heart. As someone who loves to escape into the pages of love, I am dedicated to the writing of such novels filled with heartfelt romance that can be shared with every generation.

Along with romance novels, I have written several articles regarding social issues close to my heart and had the privilege of being a guest speaker for Together We Care, a diverse group of Puget Sound collaborators who are partnering toward achieving outstanding care for individuals experiencing chronic illness in our community.

Interview with Susan Berry

What is the greatest joy of writing for you?

One of the greatest joys of writing, for me, is being introduced to my characters. As I write, my characters speak to me and lead me in the direction they want their story to end up. Most of the time I find the journey is not what I had initially planned. I feel that in writing fiction, it is important not to be constrained by your initial vision for the project, but allow flexibility in the storyline, to go where the characters take you.

Do you remember the first story you ever wrote?

The first story I ever wrote was about an awkward girl who thought she was too tall. It was called, Jenny the Giant. I was the tallest girl in my class all through elementary and most of junior high. It was my way of easing my self-consciousness. In the story, Jenny finds her height an advantage when one of her classmates, a mean girl named Cheryl, needs help getting a cat down from a tree in her backyard and Jenny is the only one tall enough to do the job.

What do you read for pleasure?

I read mostly romance for pleasure. I also enjoy fantasy novels that have characters struggling with human flaws.

What are you working on next?

I am currently working on Laughter of the Heart, the sequel to Dance of the Heart, as well as a fantasy novel called Bravery.

Who are your favorite authors?

There are so many authors who I enjoy reading from old time romance novels written by Flora Kidd or Violet Winspear, to works by Suzanne Collins and Nora Roberts.

When you’re not writing, how do you spend your time?

When I am not writing, I enjoy antique shopping with my daughter Elisabeth, being anywhere outdoors, and sharing a meal with family and friends.

Where to find Susan Berry online

Twitter: @SusanBerry111
Facebook: Facebook profile

Welcome, Author Susan Berry!

A Chance to Meet Author Marie Hampton

Marie Hampton Author

will be at

Barnes & Noble

Thorncreek Shopping Ctr 
701 E. 120th Avenue 
Thornton, CO 80233 

  • Sunday, June 16, 2013
  • 5:00 pm until 8:00 pm in MDT

Meet Author Marie Hampton at a discussion and writer’s workshop led by Guy Anthony De Marco (Bram Stoker Nominee), Peter J. Wacks (Bram Stoker Nominee) and Quincy J. Allen.

The first part of this panel discussion will talk about different villains, whether they are evil or incidental, and what they bring to the story.
The second part will talk about writing strong villains.
There will be a writing assignment that you can take home or complete at the panel to receive group critique feedback.

This month’s discussion will take place at the Barnes and Noble at 120th and I25.

Starts promptly at 5 pm.

Attendance is free. Bring a notebook and pencil