Thinking about becoming an author and need an overview of the publishing paths? Curious as to how that book went from idea to entertainment?
Kristi and Lindsey sit down with Teresa Tysinger to talk the pros, cons, similarities, and differences between independent publishing, small press, and large houses. And yes, we’ll define those terms for you as well.
Join us as we answer one of our most asked questions: How did you get published?
Meet Teresa Tysinger
Teresa Tysinger is an author of Southern contemporary romance inspired by grace. She writes on the fringes of being a wife, mom, and full-time communications professional. She is a member of American Christian Fiction Writers, the Association for Women in Communications, and the Religion Communicators Council. She’s an introverted Enneagram 4 (if you know, you know) and loves coffee, traveling, and almost every genre of music. Born in Hawaii, raised in Florida, and educated in North Carolina, she now resides in Texas with her husband, daughter, and dog.
Life’s detours can be the most important steps we’re meant to make.
Injured and stranded, hiker Quinn McAlister is stuck recovering in Laurel Cove, North Carolina. The quiet mountain town and its polite residents are a far cry from the stifling home and painful disappointments back in Maine. When her handsome rescuer offers her a place to stay, she’s faced with coming to terms with her past and putting faith, for once, in a hopeful future.
Camp director Eli Moreland has devoted his adult life to serving others. The summer takes an unexpected turn when the beautiful hiker staying in one of the cabins sparks a deep desire for more. Giving her advice about faith comes easy. What’s hard is deciding if he’s ready to reopen his heart to love.
Being lost is worth the pain when being found is so sweet.
Three work-at-home moms talk about how they manage juggling family and job in general and particularly in the summer months.
With helpful thoughts on work-life balance and information on Lauren K. Denton’s new book, you won’t want to miss this conversation.
Meet Lauren K. Denton
Lauren K. Denton is the USA Today, Wall Street Journal, and Amazon Charts bestselling author of THE HIDEAWAY, HURRICANE SEASON, GLORY ROAD, and THE SUMMER HOUSE. She was born and raised in Mobile, Alabama, and now lives with her husband and two daughters in Homewood, just outside Birmingham. Though her husband tries valiantly to turn her into a mountain girl, she’d still rather be at the beach. Find Lauren on Facebook, Instagram, and Twitter.
Be sure to follow us on our socials @aroughdraftlife on Instagram and Facebook this summer as we juggle writing, summer, and reading all the books.
Joining us today is our new friend Nancy Naigle! We had a great time chatting with her about intergenerational friendships as well as her new book, The Shell Collector, out this week!
NANCY NAIGLE is a USA Today bestselling author whose many contemporary romance novels include the Adams Grove, Boot Creek, and Christmas in Evergreen series. Several of her novels have been adapted to the television screen, airing on the Hallmark Channel and on Hallmark Movies & Mysteries, including the popular Christmas Joy and Hope at Christmas.
Do Kristi and Lindsey DNF books? What does DNF mean? How can readers help authors? What’s up with libraries?
There are SO many questions about reading and books that we get on a regular basis and in this episode, we’re giving you the answers. Peel back the curtain and learn whether ebook or paperback is preferred and how you can find brand new authors to love.
For our April Bonus Episode we are here with food blogger and bookstagrammer Jordan Millsaps who has planned the most delightful literary menu for spring! Follow along with Jordan as she cooks her way through life and her favorite books at Read.Eat.Repeat.
Not only can you use these recipes when you’re trying to simplify supper, you can also load up your TBR with this menu of fantastic reads.
Cranberry Lemon Sweet Tea: Pour two cups cranberry juice into 2 quarts prepped and chilled sweet tea. Juice 1 lemon and stir together. For a fancier presentation for parties and gatherings, add frozen cranberries and lemon slices.
Swap regular bread for croissants to up your sandwich game. Especially delicious on croissants is chicken salad. Load your chicken salad down like Lindsey loves here or keep it classic for Kristy here.
Grilling in general, but especially vegetables. For grilled corn or squash: Brush with olive oil and season with salt, pepper, and garlic pepper. Grill at 450-500 degrees for 3-4 minutes then flip and repeat.
Picnics! Simply pack up your favorite goodies in a basket, cooler, or bag and head outside. Try our your own backyard for a fun family picnic or visit a new spot. Tag us on Instagram with #literarypicnic and don’t forget your books!
We hope you enjoyed this literary menu and you’ll let us and Jordan know if you try out a recipe or read a recommended story! Connect with her on Facebook,Instagram, or Pinterest.
Be sure to follow us on our socials @aroughdraftlife on Instagram and Facebook as we read (and eat) our way through spring. For show notes, virtual party info, and more visit aroughdraftlife.com.
Kimberly Duffy is a Long Island native currently living in Southwest Ohio, via six months in India. When she’s not homeschooling her four kids, she writes historical fiction that takes her readers back in time and across oceans. Her first novel was the highly-acclaimed A Mosaic of Wings. You can find her at kimberlyduffy.com.
The need to protect, attack, and justify that seems to permeate much of our social media presence seems to have filtered into our every day lives until we become paralyzed by the weight of all the opinions in the world.
What does it mean when we share something with the world?
How do we manage expectations – of others and ourselves?
Perhaps most importantly, how do we determine whose opinions are going to drive our daily decisions?
Edit Your Life Challenge
Evaluate who you are letting drive your decisions.
Be sure to follow us on our socials @aroughdraftlife on Instagram and Facebook as we edit our lives with you.