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

Look Who’s Blooming!

February 1, 2010 by Barb Scala  
Filed under Bloom Talk

Meet 3 inspiring women who are “blooming” while following their passions, overcoming challenges and making a difference.

Guests: Jennifer Covello creator of My Life baby journal, Laura Fitzpatrick-Nager cancer survivor & author of Swimming on My Wedding Day and Martha Hoffman founder of Call to Care Uganda
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Aired: Feb 25, 2010

Jennifer Covello

Jennifer Covello

Jennifer always loved to journal and wanted more than just a baby book to chronicle her children’s lives. Hear how this single mom of two small kids, one with special needs, worked full time and managed to create and publish a keepsake baby journal entitled My Life…A Chronicle of the Journey which recently won the Living Now Bronze Award. Jennifer’s Story

Laura Fitzpatrick-Nager

Laura Fitzpatrick-Nager

When diagnosed with breast cancer for the third time, a wise friend said, “You didn’t create this, but
you can create your healing.” Listen to Laura’s story of hope in searching for role-models for living well with cancer and how she has become one herself as author of  Swimming on My Wedding Day: My Cancer Journey through the Seasons. Laura’s Story

Martha Hoffman

Martha Hoffman

For many years, Martha had the same dream at night. A woman helping children. She soon realized that she was “the woman” and the children she needed to help were in Uganda. Find out how Martha embraced this country and it’s people as founder of Call to Care Uganda. Martha’s Story