Posts Tagged ‘Self Help’

His Eye is on the Sparrow

Monday, April 6th, 2015

Lisa, tell us where you were born and where do you live now.

Born and raised in Columbus, Ohio where I still reside

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What makes you passionate about writing?

It’s best how I can communicate. I can say things better with words than I can verbally

How long did it take you to write the first draft of your manuscript?

12 years because I never thought that I was good enough.

Who or What inspired you to write this book?

Friends because I would have NEVER thought of it on my own

What is the title of your book?

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His Eye is on the Sparrow

 

Could you give us a back cover blurb?

Greater love hath no man than this, that a man lay down his life for his friends. (John 15:13) Lisa Sparrow has never felt loved or wanted. Born into a family that she never quite fit into, her childhood was spent alternating between the foster care system and various mental health institutions. How could the very people charged to protect her make her feel so worthless? How do you put the pieces of a shattered heart back together again; is it even possible? From the agony of multiple miscarriages to the pain of never feeling love from anyone, Lisa Y. Sparrow reveals the most intimate of details of her life in the hopes that someone is freed from their own prison of mental illness.

What genre does your book fall under?

Mental health

What kind of impact do you expect your works to have in the reader’s lives?

That mental illness is truly an illness and not a death sentence and to find a good support network

What else might pique the reader’s interest in your book?

That this is a very open and candid book about the life of a mentally ill woman

Where can we find your book?

http://www.amazon.com/His-Eye-Sparrow-Lisa-Y/dp/0988625938/ref=sr_1_4?s=books&ie=UTF8&qid=1427931785&sr=1-4&keywords=his+eye+is+on+the+sparrow

How I healed bipolar disorder without drugs?

Tuesday, November 25th, 2014

BOOK SYNOPSIS

MISSION IMPROBABLE: How I Healed Bipolar Disorder without Drugs

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Deborah Fryer, a native of Yorkshire, England, struggled with bipolar disorder for 49 years, and could never figure out what was wrong with her.

Abused severely as a child by her mentally ill mother, Deborah was depressed and lonely in her big family. She suffered paralyzing (more…)

What does THE CHICKEN CATCHERS and WRITING FOR REAL-WORLD REASON have in common?

Wednesday, November 19th, 2014
 the author…Mary-Ann Duke 🙂

Where are you from, Mary-Ann?

I am a native Floridian. I currently live in Sarasota, FL

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I  like Florida. If you could travel to any time in history, when would you visit?

If I could time travel, I’d go to Jerusalem in Jesus’ time to meet him.

If you could have dinner with any of your characters, which ones would it be? What food would you serve?

If I could have dinner with any of my characters, it’d be Victoria Scarlett Jones and Jimbo Bean. I’d serve chicken and dumplings.

If you could travel anywhere on earth or off, where would you go?

I’d visit the Great Wall of China. (I’ve already visited the pyramids of Egypt.)

Describe your dream writing spot.

My dream writing spot would be high up (more…)

Christy Monson’s Family Talk, blog tour is up and running

Friday, November 7th, 2014

Christy, tell us where you were born and where do you live now?

I was born in Medford, Oregon, but I now live in Ogden, Utah.

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Hi neighbor! What makes you passionate about writing?

I love writing. It’s my way to relax, escape from the stresses of daily life, and put the things I’m passionate about down on paper.

Amen to that… How long did it take you to write the first draft of your manuscript?

I finished the first draft of the manuscript in about 8 months.

Good job. Who or What inspired you to write this book?
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Erica Rock Kiefer author of Borrowed Angel

Tuesday, April 1st, 2014

Erica Rock Kiefer is the author of Borrowed Angel. this book deal with the sensitive aspect of loosing a baby.  

Erica welcome. Tell us where you were born?

I was born in Whittier, California. Since my mom went into labor two week’s early, I became a Christmas Eve baby! I can’t claim California as home though, since my dad’s job as a foreign service office took me overseas right as I was about to start Kindergarten. I spent most of my childhood in Bangkok, Thailand before moving to Utah for college.

How exiting. What is the most difficult thing about being an author? (more…)

Christy Monson author of Becoming Free, A Woman’s Guide to Internal Strength

Thursday, November 28th, 2013

Christy, is good to have you in my blog. Tell us Where were you born? 

I was born in Medford, Oregon, and now live in Ogden, Utah. My husband worked for the LDS Church in the Seminary and Institute program. We moved around the United States, living in Utah, Idaho, Michigan, California, Nevada, and finally back in Utah. We raised six children in the process.

After my children were in school, I went back to UNLV to become a Marriage and Family Therapist, setting up a practice in Las Vegas, Nevada. When I retired, it took me about a year to write Becoming Free.

Who inspired you to write this book? (more…)

How to endure tragedy with artist Lori Nawyn (for children)

Saturday, September 7th, 2013

Love, hope, hugs When Scary Things happens by Christy Monson and artist Lori Nawyn is an excellent  book that helps adults to help children to overcome tragedies. A 5 star review book.

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Lori, where were you born and where do you live now?

I was born in Northern Utah and currently reside there. I’ve also lived in Idaho.

I have lived all my live in Utah. When did you first know you wanted to be an artist?

When I was in fifth grade, I first began to dream of writing and illustrating books. It was much later that I finally got the confidence to try both.

How neat…Do you have a drawing routine?

Unfortunately not. I love illustration, but I’m also an author with several new books due out (Fill Your Day With Hope, Covenant, August 2013; Peachy: A Harvest of Fruity Goodness, Familius, September 2013; A Year’s Journey, Covenant, January 2014; The Great American Family Reunion Cookbook, Familius, March 2014). With edits and promotion efforts, I don’t have nearly as much time to spend on my art as I’d like. (more…)

Love, Hugs and Hope When Scary Things Happen a review

Tuesday, September 3rd, 2013

***** stars for this great book.

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There are not many books that show adults how to help children in case of a disaster or catastrophe, however Love, hope, hugs When Scary Things Happen by Christy Monson and art by Lori Nawin is one of the best.

I enjoyed the beautiful drawings along with the message, so simple and yet powerful, of how (more…)

When tragedies happens, let author Christy Monson’s book help

Saturday, August 31st, 2013

Christy Monson is the children’s author and she graciously accepted to visit our blog this week.

Christy, tell us where were you born & where do you live now?

I was born in Medford, Oregon, and now live in Ogden, Utah. My husband worked for the LDS Church in the Seminary and Institute program. We moved around the United States, living in Utah, Idaho, Michigan, California, Nevada, and finally back in Utah. We raised six children in the process.

After my children were in school, I went back to UNLV to become a Marriage and Family Therapist, setting up a practice in Las Vegas, Nevada.

Very impressing. How long did it take you to write your manuscript?  (more…)

Margaret Godar’s is the Christian author of In His Footsteps’ series

Saturday, July 20th, 2013

Margaret, welcome. Where were you born? 

I was one of the few people born in the capital of the United States – yep right in DC itself.  Maybe that’s why I think everything from zoos to museums should be free!

 When did you start to write? 

My writing all started on a Friday night at home with http://bored.com.  A few weeks before that night I felt God telling me He wanted to write my life on the Internet.  This was before Blogs were everywhere and any where.  I had a couple of websites and tried a new one with a few posts but quickly dropped it.  Too many problems, too public. (more…)

Interview of author Kerry Connelly

Saturday, June 22nd, 2013

Kerry, what makes you passionate about writing?

I’ve always found pleasure in writing, ever since I was little. Now that I’m older, I can see the importance and education that comes with both reading and writing. 

I agree with you there. What was the pathway like for you to get your first book published? (more…)

Author Kylee Shields, MSW, an interview with a Family Counselor

Saturday, December 29th, 2012

A Counselor for the ANASAZI Foundation and an author…how exciting. Tell us where you were born and where do you live now. 

I was born in Ut but I “grew up” in Gresham, OR. I currently live in Gilbert, AZ.

I have lived in Utah all my life. How long have you been writing?

I started writing in a journal when I was 9 y.o. and never stopped.

Well that should make you a seasoned author, does it not? What is your favorite part of being an author? (more…)