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Lit Up! with Angela Breidenbach, a show for creatives and those who want to know what makes them tick!

Lit Up! with Angela Breidenbach, a new show for creatives and those who want to know what makes them tick!

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Lit Up host, Angela Breidenbach, visits with Linda F. Radke about Story Monsters Ink, tips to building a successful career in children’s literature, how

Story Monsters, LLC president Linda F. Radke

to find an expert with experience to help you, volunteerism to gain resume experience, contests for credibility, getting your books into and booking events in schools, and helping children become both literate and experience writing for Story Monsters Ink magazine. Awesome tips on marketing, indie publishing, and building a career in the publishing industry.

Executive editor for submissions and guidelines for both adults writing for children and for child reporters, as mentioned in this episode, Cristy@storymonsters.com

Website: www.StoryMonsters.com
Magazine: Story Monsters Ink https://issuu.com/storymonstersink
Social Media: www.Facebook.com/storymonsters
Instagram: StoryMonsters
Twitter: StoryMonsters

About Lit Up guest, Linda F. Radke: Linda F. Radke is the president of Story Monsters LLC and publisher of Story Monsters Ink® magazine. For more than 30 years, she has been ahead of the game in producing and marketing award-winning books for all ages. Clients and the media describe Radke as an industry leader in creativity, innovation, and customer service. She has received numerous publishing, public relations, and marketing awards, including being named “Book Marketer of the Year” by Book Publicists of Southern California. Tireless in her efforts of helping authors make their dreams a reality, Radke’s motto is, “You can’t compromise on quality. Do it right or don’t do it all!”

Story Monsters Ink magazine mentioned in this interview

Radke’s foray into publishing began with a desire to print a how-to book to complement the household employment agency she owned. For Radke, teased on more than one occasion about having “printer’s ink in her veins,” the experience of publishing the book was exhilarating, which prompted her to change careers without looking back. In 1985, Radke launched Five Star Publications, Inc. She went on to add marketing and publicity services, networking opportunities, and special event coordination with the goal to help deserving authors achieve visibility.

A former special education teacher for grades K-12, Radke is dedicated to helping kids develop a love for reading and writing. To that end, she created the Story Monsters Approved! designation program which tells parents, teachers, and librarians they are giving children the very best. In 2014, Radke published her very first magazine, Story Monsters Ink, which has been named among the “great magazines for kids and teens” by School Library Journal. Since that time, Kids Can Publish has been merged with Story Monsters Ink. On the heels of the success of the Story Monster brand, in 2016, Radke founded Story Monsters LLC to bring all of her services together under one umbrella. Today, Radke continues to target and brand the services Story Monsters LLC offers to authors, children, parents, teachers, and librarians with programs such as the Dragonfly Book Award Contests, School Express Press, SchoolBookings.com, and AuthorsandExperts.com.

Radke is also a member of the Children’s Book Council, National Federation of Press Women, and Independent Book Publishing Association. Based in Chandler, Arizona, Linda F. Radke is passionate about her work and is invested in serving her community. Radke’s personal hobbies include camping, photography, and enjoying time with her family and their German Shepard, Riley.

About Lit Up host, Angela Breidenbach: About Lit Up host and author, Angela Breidenbach: Angela Breidenbach writes romance through the ages, teaches the business of writing, hosts the radio show Lit Up, and is in process of getting her genealogical studies degree. She’s the president of the Christian Authors Network. Angela lives in Missoula, MT with her hubby and Muse, a trained fe-lion, who can shake hands, lay down and roll over, and jump through a hoop. Surprisingly, Angela can also.
http://AngelaBreidenbach.com

Facebook/Twitter/Instagram/Pinterest: @AngBreidenbach

Lit Up! with Angela Breidenbach, a show for creatives and those who want to know what makes them tick!

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Angela’s A-Muse-ing Newsletter: http://eepurl.com/0VjH1

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Lit Up! with Angela Breidenbach welcomes Rachel S. Neal as we discuss how to create your own book covers, write biblical fiction, tips on critique groups, and discuss Rachel’s new book, When Jonah Ran. Read through for all the show notes, the books we mention, the Prosciutto Egg Recipe. Listen on Toginet or at Apple Podcasts (iTunes): Lit Up With Angela Breidenbach
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When Jonah Ran by Rachel S. Neal

How to Mend a Broken Star by Rachel S. Neal

A Healing Heart by Angela Breidenbach

Books mentioned: Rachel’s biblical fiction includes the new release, When Jonah Ran, but don’t miss her other books based on the sons of Noah. You can find out more at her website listed below.
When Jonah Ran
How to Mend a Broken Star
A Healing Heart

Here’s The Captive Brides Collection hard back, large-print edition with the novella that I read on air (His Indentured Bride). BUT, it’s on sale for $3.82 Kindle version (no idea when/if that changes as it’s up to Amazon on their sales). However, it is available at your favorite local retailer or library simply by asking. I’d love to know if listeners/readers enjoy hearing an author read their stories. I’m considering doing an audiobook of Bitterroot Bride (different story) and would like to know what you think about that idea. Send me a note here on my website or drop a line on social media @AngBreidenbach (Facebook, Instagram, Twitter, Pinterest) so I learn what you think about author-read audiobooks.

The Captive Brides Collection

The Captive Brides Collection including the novella, His Indentured Bride, by Angela Breidenbach

Tips on making your own cover art:

Use a design program like Photoshop or Affinity. Buy stock art, if you’re not an artist: Dreamstime, Thinkstock, Lightstock, etc. where you can buy photos. Look for royalty-free, read the details before purchasing to know the license (how many copies, what type of use, etc.) Watch out for the allowance to (or not) manipulate a photo for a unique look such as changing the color of the dress or the model’s hair.

Tips on writing biblical fiction: Research the character of the person, the setting, and use a critique group. The most important thing in writing biblical fiction is to stay true to the bible. Leeway for fiction is in what is left off the biblical page, but that you learn in researching the time, place, and world that existed at that time. You can assume certain common elements if you know through research what they are.

About Rachel: Rachel S. Neal is an author living under the big sky of Montana. Her books are self-published and provide a means to fund charitable causes. Samaritan’s Purse and Answers in Genesis are two of her favorites. Where you might happen across Rachel: Anywhere her feet can go. She likes to walk, taking her camera along for an adventure. The Oregon coast is a favorite, walking with her husband, sand between her toes and a pocketful of treasure. In her garden- planting, dividing, weeding, pruning, and just being. Anywhere that sells concrete, paint, fabric, glue, or second-hand goods. So many projects, so little time. On the couch beneath a cat, a cup of coffee, notebooks, Bible, or any I-can’t-stop-reading-til-the-last-page tale. On her knees, seeking grace that never runs dry…

Rachel’s website: GraceByTheGallon.com

About your Lit Up host, Angela:  Angela Breidenbach writes romance through the ages, teaches the business of writing, hosts the radio show Lit Up, and is in process of getting her genealogical studies degree. She’s the president of the Christian Authors Network. Angela lives in Missoula, MT with her hubby and Muse, a trained fe-lion, who can shake hands, lay down and roll over, and jump through a hoop. Surprisingly, Angela can also.
Angela’s website: AngelaBreidenbach.com
Angela’s newsletter: A-Muse-ings

Prosciutto Eggs

Prosciutto Eggs—Yum!

As promised in this episode, Prosciutto Egg Cups Recipe (learned from the Better Homes & Gardens special issue on Mediterranean Diet, April 2018) Spray the inside of a muffin tin, line with Prosciutto covering the bottom and sides with one layer, crack an egg into the well, slice grape or cherry tomatoes in half and place on top of egg white, drop a tsp. of pesto on top. Bake at 350 degrees for 20-22 min. Note: The eggs should be slightly unfinished as they finish setting up for a couple of minutes after taking them out of the oven. Each oven is different, so experiment with the doneness to your preference.

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Waiting, waiting, and waiting to be published. What can you learn? How can you grow? What can you do in the process to forward your career? Georgia Daniels visits with Lit Up host, Angela Breidenbach, on this touchy topic for creative people, 7 Ways that Delay Publication. Join us in the interview to go into detail on how to avoid these costly mistakes as you build your career.

7 Ways that Delay Publication
(You can find more at Writerly Tidbits link on GeorgianaDaniels.com)

1. Craft Issues/Poorly Educated on the Writing Craft

2. Wrong Posse

3. Disappearing

4. Low Production

5. Changing Genres

6. Rewriting the Same Book Over and Over

7. Scattered Focus

Website: georgianadaniels.com (lots of information on the writers life and how to handle the hard parts like waiting, rejection, handling criticism, and how to stay motivated)

Books mentioned on air:


 Shadows of Hope (Barbour, April 2018)
 A story of hope in the aftermath of inconceivable betrayal and broken dreams.
What if you struggled with infertility but unknowingly befriended your husband’s pregnant mistress?
What if the woman you were seeing behind your wife’s back gets pregnant, threatening your job and   marriage?
What if your boyfriend never told you he was married and you discover you’re pregnant?

Crisis pregnancy worker Marissa Moreau suspects her husband is cheating, but little does she know how close to home her husband’s infidelity hits. College student Kaitlyn Farrows is floundering after a relationship with her professor leaves her pregnant. Soon she lands a job and a support system at the local pregnancy resource center and things seem to be turning around. But when Marissa and Kaitlyn become friends, neither one knows they share a connection-Colin, Marissa’s husband and Kaitlyn’s former professor. When their private lives collide, the two women must face the ultimate test of their faith and choose how to move forward as they live in the shadows of hope.
 Table for One (White Rose Press)
 A Daughter’s Redemption (Love Inspired)
 The Captive Brides Collection (Barbour Publishing) Now in large print, hard back edition!
 A Healing Heart (Abingdon Press) Have you tried an audiobook?

About our guest: Georgiana Daniels is a Christian author, blogger, and homeschooling mom who lives with her husband and three daughters in sunny Arizona. She’s written ten novels, but only 2 have been published with a third one coming out in April called Shadows of Hope. The long wait between published books has given her ample time and opportunity to learn how to wait like a winner.

Social Media: Facebook.com/authorgeorgianadaniels

Instagram: @authorgeorgianadaniels

Twitter @georgianadMore about Lit Up host and author, Angela Breidenbach: Angela Breidenbach writes romance through the ages, teaches the business of writing, hosts the radio show Lit Up, and is in process of getting her genealogical studies degree. She’s the president of the Christian Authors Network. Angela lives in Missoula, MT with her hubby and Muse, a trained fe-lion, who can shake hands, lay down and roll over, and jump through a hoop. Surprisingly, Angela can also.

http://AngelaBreidenbach.com

Facebook/Twitter/Instagram/Pinterest: @AngBreidenbach

Lit Up! with Angela Breidenbach, a show for creatives and those who want to know what makes them tick!

Don’t miss the Genealogy Workshop on 3/24/2018 in Missoula, MT Discovering Your Ancestors with Angela. Includes a choice of a free online class from the National Institute for Genealogical Studies and more gifts to help you do your own genealogy research.

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Angela’s A-Muse-ing Newsletter: http://eepurl.com/0VjH1

 

 

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