Is my cousin really my sibling? on Genealogy Publishing Coach—Ep 01

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Is my cousin really my sibling? on Genealogy Publishing Coach—Ep 01

On today’s episode of Genealogy Publishing Coach, I welcome professional author and storyteller, Diana Lesire Brandmeyer, to share about how her grandmother inspired the story, A Bride’s Dilemma in Friendship, Tennessee. We also discuss her questions about Native American ancestry DNA, why she may or may not see it show up in her testing, and how to tell if cousins are really her long, lost half-siblings she hasn’t seen since babyhood. Though it seems unusual, it isn’t that out of the ordinary.

Diana’s big, scary question: “Is my cousin really my sibling?” We also discuss reasons why she may want to wait to get the information for an appropriate time to share or not share it.

Join us on the inaugural episode of Genealogy Publishing Coach, both a podcast and video show. Check the links here if you’re interested in following up on any of the discussion on DNA, writing, publishing, and helpful tools.

A Bride’s Dilemma in Friendship, Tennessee by Diana Lesire Brandmeyer is the first in a 3-book series called Frontier Legacy Brides. Be sure to listen or watch Genealogy Publishing Coach – episode 01 to find out how Diana’s grandmother inspired this story with… green beans? Yes, green beans!

About Diana Lesire Brandmeyer

CBA and ECPA Best-Selling author, Diana Lesire Brandmeyer, writes historical and contemporary romances. Once widowed and now remarried she writes with humor and experience on the difficulty of joining two families be it fictional or real life. Sometimes we don’t know how strong we can be until we are forced to react to a difficult challenge. Brandmeyer writes fiction about women choosing to face their fears even though they want to run from them. Perhaps you’ll see a bit of yourself between the covers.

Here’s a great link to understand whether your cousin is really my sibling.
The tools mentioned for writing and publishing are:
Scrivener (via Literature and Latte)
Word (You probably already have this, but you can use any word processing program and export your document as a .docx as a normal rule.)
Have no fear, we’ll go deeper into all these writing/publishing tools, and more, as we expand in coming episodes to help your publishing journey the most successful possible.

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About Angela Breidenbach, host of Genealogy Publishing Coach:

Angela Breidenbach is a professional genealogist, media personality, bestselling author, and screenwriter. She’s also the Christian Authors Network president. Angie lives in Montana with her hubby and Muse, a trained fe-lion, who shakes hands, rolls over, and jumps through a hoop. Surprisingly, Angie can also. Don’t miss her show and podcast, Genealogy Publishing Coach!

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