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Author Q&A with Michelle Barker

Michelle Barker is a busy mother, author and career professional. As a senior editor with the Darling Axe and a prolific award-winning writer, she is always working on developing creative content that inspires readers of literary and genre-focused fiction. Michelle lives in Canada and has a passion for nature, fitness and travel and she captures […]

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Author Q&A with Dan DeFigio

Celebrated nutrition expert, trainer and author, Dan DeFigio has dedicated his life to educating his clients on how to eat and live healthier. As the bestselling author of Beating Sugar Addiction for Dummies (BeatingSugarAddiction.com) Dan has been featured on CNN’s Fit Nation, The Dr. Phil Show, Muscle & Fitness, SELF Magazine, VeryWell.com and a host […]

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Author Q & A with Rich Perry

Rich Perry is a coach, consultant and a radio host with an amazing history of building successful entrepreneurial empires. So, it’s no surprise that he’s authored several books that help others achieve similar success. His latest book, Bankroll Your Mind—Create Clarity, Focus, and Mastery for a Lifetime of Unlimited Success, offers practical tools and simple […]

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Sunshine, You’re Killing My Productivity: How to get your work done when you’d rather be playing outdoors. 

If you’re anything like me, I’m challenged to stay productive when the sun is shining. So, being mindful of my needs, I take frequent outdoor breaks. These may include walks, a coffee outside or just sitting quietly in nature and meditating for a few moments. Still, work (and clients) are calling and they are important […]

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Author Q & A with Tina P. Schwartz

Recently, I caught up with my dear friend, Tina Schwartz, an award-winning author, speaker, literary agent and owner of the successful Purcell Literary Agency. Tina and I were founding leaders of a thriving Chicago chapter of the Society of Children’s Book Writers and Illustrators (SCBWI) where I journeyed alongside this budding author who quickly blossomed […]

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Author Q & A with Joseph Lewis

As an educator, it’s only natural we’d find Joseph Lewis authoring award-winning books. With a passion for writing, a gift for penning thriller fiction and a penchant for creating heartfelt blogs, Joe graciously took time away from his laptop to answer questions about his life, his milestones and his most recent novel, Betrayed. How do […]

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Spy

This story by Danielle Steel draws you into the life of a privileged, young English woman, Alexandra Wickman. Five years after her coming out ball in 1934 where she was presented to King George V and Queen Mary, Alex makes the decision to leave a life of security for the war effort by in enlisting […]

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The Power of Books

Reading, reviewing, recommending, revisiting, relaxing, recharging, re-reading and repeat. I’ll go on to list gifting, writing, learning, sharing, blogging, teaching, etc. There is so much power that comes from the words within. While we know what books can do for us, why is it we often fail to give books the credit they deserve. Just […]

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Fiction Friends Versus Fictional Friends

We all have friends. This precious circle my include someone from work, your community, your volunteer groups, neighborhood and even a family member. You don’t need me to tell you about who makes up your friend group or why they are important. But true, blue friends are sometimes hard to find. If you’re looking to […]

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Create Lasting Conference Experiences

Fifty? One hundred? I’ve lost count of the conferences that I’ve attended over the years. Some have been professional conferences focused on re-honing skills and attaining continuing education credits. At others I’ve been a keynote speaker (yeah, really) or have presented in breakout sessions. But those conferences never hold a candle to the ones that […]

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