Idea to Author

April 17, 2010 by Barb Scala  
Filed under Bloom Talk

CB101035Ever wanted to write a book? Here’s everything you need to know to get started.

Guests: Novelist Maddie Dawson, children’s author Jennifer Covello, executive editor Marry Norris, and author & publisher Stacey Kannenberg

Podcast: Recorded August 19, 2010

There’s a book in all of us.  Find out what it takes to go from writing your thoughts on paper to proposal, publisher and promotion. Let’s talk with the experts: successful authors in the self-help, children’s and fiction categories and savvy publishers who know what sells in the bookstores.

Should you go the traditional route and find an agent? How to get the attention of a publisher? What are e-books? When to consider self publishing? What are publishers looking for? How to keep on going and deal with rejection? What needs to be in a book proposal? How to choose a title?

The Stuff that Never Happened by Maddie Dawson

Frittabello and His Angel by Jennifer Covello

Let’s Get Ready for Kindergarten by Stacy Kannenberg

Books by Globe Pequot Press, Mary Norris-Editorial Director

Following Her Dream to Write

January 5, 2010 by Barb Scala  
Filed under Bloom Talk

Sandi Kahn Shelton

Author of three great novels, Sandi’s dream was to write and made it come true!

Guest: Sandi Kahn Shelton author of What Comes After Crazy“, A Piece of Normal and her latest, Kissing Games of the World.
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Aired: Jan 7, 2010

Sandi has been writing fiction since she was six years old and figured out that she could make money selling stories to the neighbors so she could get money for the ice cream man. She grew up, got married then got a divorce and onto a job writing news for a local weekly newspaper.

Sandi then he started writing a weekly column about her life as a single working mom and people started calling it a “humor column” which led her to write “You Might As Well Laugh: Surviving the Joys of Parenthood.” “Sleeping through the Night…and Other Lies” followed and was the only book about parenthood that offered virtually no advice whatsoever that could ever help a new parent.

After free-lancing for magazines, Sandi realized that what she’d really always wanted since she was six was to make up lies about fictitious people and put them in books and buy banana popsicles. Whenever there wasn’t a carpool to run, or a load of laundry to throw in, she could be found tapping away on her laptop on a novel. A mere seventeen years from the date she’d started it, “What Comes After Crazy” was published in 2005. “A Piece of Normal” and “Kissing Games of the World” soon followed.

Sandi Kahn Shelton takes us on her fabulous journey to follow her dream and inspires budding writers and dreamers alike to follow your dreams too!

Sandi’s Website