The sky is the limit when you follow the calling God put in your heart!

5X5 Productions signs Angela Breidenbach. ME! (Wahoo!)

Let me explain how all this works. My literary agent is still Tamela Hancock Murray of the Steve Laube Agency. That means Tamela represents my traditionally selling novels and non-fiction books. But now I have a new manager, JD DeWitt, who sells my work to filmmakers and television. Think movies and TV. I have a champion taking my screenplays and ideas to filmmakers and networks like Tamela does with my books. The contracts with my agent and manager help me professionally to grow my career by working with people who have well-established networks in the industry.

What is in my future with this new level in my career? The opportunity to expand my dream of writing shows and movies as well as books. This is something I’ve worked toward for a while now as I’ve been learning another aspect of creativity through visual media. This creative business is something I’ll always be learning. It’s constantly changing and evolving. Ten years ago this seemed like a far-reached fantasy. Today I’m overwhelmed with joy and amazement. You might see me at screenwriting conferences and you’ll also likely see me at writing conferences. In the meantime, I’ll let you know when something “pops” onto the screen, big or small 🙂

No dream is easy. It’s a constant work-in-progress lifestyle. In order to keep growing my career, it takes going to conferences, reading craft and industry books, listening to and voicing podcasts, building real relationships with people that have mutual goals, and a TON of discipline. Getting words written in the right format and turned in on time is super hard. Yet, the hardest thing to do while working toward a dream is saying no to other things. I’m not always good at saying no. But, I’m learning that each “yes” I say may take me away from my goals. I’m learning to respect the dreams God gave me by respecting other people have their own goals that don’t always have to include me. Once I realized it was about self-respect, and not being mean or selfish by saying “no”, I gained confidence and felt more at peace with a lot less guilt. People want what they want. Saying no isn’t disrespectful to them. It’s honoring the call God put on my life. So now I’m working hard to measure requests of others against that still, small voice I’ve too often stifled.

What about my genealogical studies, you ask?

Never fear. I’m still hitting the books hard with plans to graduate in 2019.

Is your dream being stifled? If so, what do you need to change to breathe life into your dream?

How do you decide whether to say yes or no?


New book club opens

Pencildancers New Book Club Opens April 19, 2018!

Lit Up Radio host, Angela Breidenbach, joins forces with Diana Lesire Brandmeyer, Liz Tolsma, Jennifer VanderKlipp to launch the Pencildancers Readers and Review Crew with our head librarian/archivist, Bree Herron, as admin of the new book club. This new book club and review crew or readers who enjoy historicals, romances, contemporary fiction, WWII fiction, devotionals, some cozy and suspense genres, and Christian living (otherwise known in the regular market as self help with Christian elements). In this episode, we invite you to join us for the 4-day launch party! You’ll also get to know each of the authors a little better and find out who Bree is and why she’s an integral part of the team to serve our readers in the book club.

When’s the party? All weekend April 19-22, the new book club opens with special appearances by the Pencildancers team for live video feeds. But commenting and entering for prizes will happen all day every day. Prizes include books, jewelry, and other surprises chosen at random. Note: Any prizes that require postal service will need to be to US addresses only.

How to join the new Pencildancers Readers and Review Crew: On Facebook, request to join the new book club and our Head Librarian will check in with you. Here’s the link: https://www.facebook.com/groups/906448092770395/?ref=br_rs

Once you’re in the new book club, you’ll be able to access the party page.But in case you have a tough time finding it, here’s the link: https://www.facebook.com/events/1620146614769238/

Bree Herron’s website: http://BibliophileReviews.com

Diana Brandmeyer’s website: http://DianaBrandmeyer.com

Liz Tolsma’s website: http://LizTolsma.com

Jennifer Vander Klipp’s website: http://JenniferVanderKlipp.com

About Lit Up host, 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.
Facebook/Twitter/Instagram/Pinterest: @AngBreidenbach

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

Apple Podcasts/iTunes: Lit Up With Angela Breidenbach

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


Genealogy Workshop, March 24, 2018 at the Garden of Read’n in Missoula MT 11am

Genealogy Workshop coming March 24th, 11am, Garden of Read’n in Missoula MT.

Author Angela Breidenbach (hey, that’s me!) will present a genealogy workshop on how to discover your ancestral stories, start the genealogical research, and show how she uses her family stories and preserves history in her numerous novels. 

All in-person attendees will receive a family tree chart, a family group chart, and a choice of 1 of 3 genealogy classes from the National Institute for Genealogical Studies to start you off right.

Genealogy Class choices (You’ll be able to choose 1):

1. Google for the Wise Genealogists
Or 2. Social Media for the Wise Genealogists
Or 3. Connecting Families Virtually or Online

Featured books with signing after the genealogy workshop:

The Lassoed By Marriage Romance Collection
The Blue Ribbon Brides Collection
The Second Chance Brides Collection
The Captive Brides Collection
The Bucket List Dare
A Healing Heart
Snowflake Tiara
and one last copy of Bitterroot Bride 🙂

Non-fiction: Worthy to Write and Gems of Wisdom will also be available for devotions and Bible study.

We are so excited to have Angela back and to have all of you join us for this awesome workshop!

Why thank you! I’m excited to be doing this genealogy workshop because I’m so passionate about genealogy and history. I hope I can touch that in the hearts of those who attend! No need to register, by the way, just make sure to be there in order to choose the online genealogy class you’d like. I’m attending the National Institute for Genealogical Studies and just asked for brochures because I love my school. But they offered so much more 🙂 I can’t wait to see which classes everyone chooses after the genealogy workshop!