Equestrian Author Spotlight Podcast
Episode 40: On Mentors, Screenwriting & Just One YES with Angelica Witherspoon-Cassanova

Episode 40: On Mentors, Screenwriting & Just One YES with Angelica Witherspoon-Cassanova

July 8, 2020

Episode 40: Welcome to the Equestrian Author Spotlight podcast! In each episode, you’ll hear inspirational stories from horse book authors including writing advice and marketing tips to help you write your own horse book. If you are an author, aspire to be an author, or simply love horse books then you are in the right place!

In this week's episode, you'll meet Clip-Clop Chronicles Author Angelica Witherspoon-Cassanova. You'll learn ...

  • About the power of working with a mentor while writing your book.
  • What it's like being a part of the entertainment industry and Angelica's thoughts on the art of writing a screenplay. Psst ... It's what she does for a living!
  • How she believes you only need one YES to achieve your dreams in life.
  • And MUCH more!

Website: https://www.clipclopchronicles.com/

Visit https://www.carlykadecreative.com/podcast.html where you can read the episode show notes and find the links and recommended resources. Make sure you subscribe to the podcast on YouTube, iTunes, Stitcher, or via RSS so you’ll never miss a show.

Want a free guide to secrets of horse book authors? Gallop over to https://www.carlykadecreative.com/wisdom.html and join the Equestrian Author Spotlight email list to have the author advice resource delivered instantly to your inbox.

If you are an author who writes about horses and would like to be spotlighted let me know. I’d be happy to include you, too. Visit my contact page at https://www.carlykadecreative.com to fill out a request.

Episode 39: On Jousting, Rebranding Book Covers & Kickstarter Funding with J.D. Harrison

Episode 39: On Jousting, Rebranding Book Covers & Kickstarter Funding with J.D. Harrison

July 1, 2020

Episode 39: Welcome to the Equestrian Author Spotlight podcast! In each episode, you’ll hear inspirational stories from horse book authors including writing advice and marketing tips to help you write your own horse book. If you are an author, aspire to be an author, or simply love horse books then you are in the right place!

In this week's episode, you'll meet Gallant Hearts series author J.D. Harrison. You'll learn ...

  • About her experience squiring at championship tourney, long-term love affair with all things medieval and renaissance, and how she brings to life the unorthodox culture of jousters and their horses in her books.
  • Why she rebranded the book covers in her Gallant Hearts series and what the process looks like.
  • How she uses Kickstarter campaigns to fund her books.
  • And MUCH more!

Website: https://www.gallanthearts.com/

Visit https://www.carlykadecreative.com/pod... where you can read the episode show notes and find the links and recommended resources. Make sure you subscribe to the podcast on YouTube, iTunes, Stitcher, or via RSS so you’ll never miss a show.

Want a free guide to secrets of horse book authors? Gallop over to https://www.carlykadecreative.com/wis... and join the Equestrian Author Spotlight email list to have the author advice resource delivered instantly to your inbox.

If you are an author who writes about horses and would like to be spotlighted let me know. I’d be happy to include you, too. Visit my contact page at https://www.carlykadecreative.com to fill out a request.

Episode 38: On Author Growth, Finding Your Voice & Publishing Possibilities with Mary Kit Caelsto

Episode 38: On Author Growth, Finding Your Voice & Publishing Possibilities with Mary Kit Caelsto

June 24, 2020

Episode 38: Welcome to the Equestrian Author Spotlight podcast! In each episode, you’ll hear inspirational stories from horse book authors including writing advice and marketing tips to help you write your own horse book. If you are an author, aspire to be an author, or simply love horse books then you are in the right place!

In this week's episode, you'll meet Women's Fiction and Fantasy Author Mary Kit Caelsto. You'll learn ...

  • How she helps fellow authors grow by mentoring them through the process of going from manuscript to publication.
  • Why it's healthy to break the mold, bring your unique point of view to your stories, and write what speaks to you, so readers can discover what speaks to them.
  • About her experience with both traditional and independent publishing and her advice on how to navigate different publishing possibilities.
  • And MUCH more!

Website: https://marykitcaelsto.com/

Visit https://www.carlykadecreative.com/podcast.html where you can read the episode show notes and find the links and recommended resources. Make sure you subscribe to the podcast on YouTube, iTunes, Stitcher, or via RSS so you’ll never miss a show.

Want a free guide to secrets of horse book authors? Gallop over to https://www.carlykadecreative.com/wisdom.html and join the Equestrian Author Spotlight email list to have the author advice resource delivered instantly to your inbox.

If you are an author who writes about horses and would like to be spotlighted let me know. I’d be happy to include you, too. Visit my contact page at https://www.carlykadecreative.com to fill out a request.

Episode 37: On Creating the Best-Selling 20-Book Canterwood Crest Series w/ Jessica Burkhart

Episode 37: On Creating the Best-Selling 20-Book Canterwood Crest Series w/ Jessica Burkhart

June 17, 2020
Episode 37: Welcome to the Equestrian Author Spotlight podcast! In each episode, you’ll hear inspirational stories from horse book authors including writing advice and marketing tips to help you write your own horse book. If you are an author, aspire to be an author, or simply love horse books then you are in the right place!
 
In this week's episode, you'll meet Jessica Burkhart, the author of the best-selling 20-book Canterwood Crest series. You'll learn ...
 
  • How creative writing helped Jessica overcome a traumatic health situation and return to her love of horses.
  • About winning NaNoWriMo, signing with an agent, and being published by Simon & Schuster
  • What happened when Breyer created model horses to accompany her book series.
  • And MUCH more!
 
Visit https://www.carlykadecreative.com/podcast.html where you can read the episode show notes and find the links and recommended resources. Make sure you subscribe to the podcast on YouTube, iTunes, Stitcher, or via RSS so you’ll never miss a show.
 
Want a free guide to secrets of horse book authors? Gallop over to https://www.carlykadecreative.com/wisdom.html and join the Equestrian Author Spotlight email list to have the author advice resource delivered instantly to your inbox.
 
If you are an author who writes about horses and would like to be spotlighted let me know. I’d be happy to include you, too. Visit my contact page at https://www.carlykadecreative.com to fill out a request.
Episode 36: On Books To Screen, Pitching Your Story & Expanding Representation in Art with Elaine Sturgess

Episode 36: On Books To Screen, Pitching Your Story & Expanding Representation in Art with Elaine Sturgess

June 10, 2020
Episode 36: Welcome to the Equestrian Author Spotlight podcast! In each episode, you’ll hear inspirational stories from horse book authors including writing advice and marketing tips to help you write your own horse book. If you are an author, aspire to be an author, or simply love horse books then you are in the right place!
 
In this week's episode, you'll meet Author and BooksOffice Founder Elaine Sturgess. You'll learn ...
  • How developing a book trailer led to an interest in film and then the creation of BooksOffice, a platform for taking books to screen.
  • About BooksOffice and how the platform guides authors through the process of creating a movie deck for their books in order to pitch to production companies.
  • Her thoughts on expanding diversity and representation in the entertainment industry.
  • And MUCH more!
 
Visit https://www.carlykadecreative.com/podcast.html where you can read the episode show notes and find the links and recommended resources. Make sure you subscribe to the podcast on YouTube, iTunes, Stitcher, or via RSS so you’ll never miss a show.
 
Want a free guide to secrets of horse book authors? Gallop over to https://www.carlykadecreative.com/wisdom.html and join the Equestrian Author Spotlight email list to have the author advice resource delivered instantly to your inbox.
 
If you are an author who writes about horses and would like to be spotlighted let me know. I’d be happy to include you, too. Visit my contact page at https://www.carlykadecreative.com to fill out a request.
Episode 35: On Communications, Self Care & Horses Supporting Mental Health with LaTicia Jeffers

Episode 35: On Communications, Self Care & Horses Supporting Mental Health with LaTicia Jeffers

June 3, 2020

Episode 35: Welcome to the Equestrian Author Spotlight podcast! In each episode, you’ll hear inspirational stories from horse book authors including writing advice and marketing tips to help you write your own horse book. If you are an author, aspire to be an author, or simply love horse books then you are in the right place!

In this week's episode, you'll meet LaTicia Jeffers Communications Director of Natural Freedom Wellness Center. You'll learn ...

  • How she communicates on behalf of Natural Freedom Wellness Center, behind the scenes of a Communications Director, and the way she uses those skills to get the word out about the Center's authors.
  • What it's like being an Equine Therapist who helps people have mental health breakthroughs and how to prevent burn out through self care.
  • How she prepares her authors to represent themselves at events and book signings.
  • And MUCH more!

Website: http://naturalfreedomohio.com/

Visit https://www.carlykadecreative.com/podcast.html where you can read the episode show notes and find the links and recommended resources. Make sure you subscribe to the podcast on YouTube, iTunes, Stitcher, or via RSS so you’ll never miss a show.

Want a free guide to secrets of horse book authors? Gallop over to https://www.carlykadecreative.com/wisdom.html and join the Equestrian Author Spotlight email list to have the author advice resource delivered instantly to your inbox.

If you are an author who writes about horses and would like to be spotlighted let me know. I’d be happy to include you, too. Visit my contact page at https://www.carlykadecreative.com to fill out a request.

Episode 34: On the Healing Power of Horses, Vision Boards & Equine Yoga with Pamela Jeffers

Episode 34: On the Healing Power of Horses, Vision Boards & Equine Yoga with Pamela Jeffers

May 27, 2020
Episode 34: Welcome to the Equestrian Author Spotlight podcast! In each episode, you’ll hear inspirational stories from horse book authors including writing advice and marketing tips to help you write your own horse book. If you are an author, aspire to be an author, or simply love horse books then you are in the right place!
 
In this week's episode, you'll meet Pamela Jeffers. She's an author, equine therapist & co-founder of Natural Freedom Wellness Center. You'll learn ...
  • About Natural Freedom Wellness Center's nature-based, equine facilitated counseling and skill building services that use the restorative qualities of the natural world and the emerging field of equine assisted activities to promote a sense of improved well-being.
  • Why people develop patterns of thoughts, communications and actions through the experiences we have encountered throughout a lifetime and how sessions with horses can create a shift in mindset and help us heal.
  • How a difficult life experience inspired her to write her memoir and why she believes in using vision boards.
  • And MUCH more!
 
Visit https://www.carlykadecreative.com/podcast.html where you can read the episode show notes and find the links and recommended resources. Make sure you subscribe to the podcast on YouTube, iTunes, Stitcher, or via RSS so you’ll never miss a show.
 
Want a free guide to secrets of horse book authors? Gallop over to https://www.carlykadecreative.com/wisdom.html and join the Equestrian Author Spotlight email list to have the author advice resource delivered instantly to your inbox.
 
If you are an author who writes about horses and would like to be spotlighted let me know. I’d be happy to include you, too. Visit my contact page at https://www.carlykadecreative.com to fill out a request.
Episode 33: On Writing Career Building Blocks, Equestrian Romance & Conquering Fear with Laurie Berglie

Episode 33: On Writing Career Building Blocks, Equestrian Romance & Conquering Fear with Laurie Berglie

May 20, 2020
Episode 33: Welcome to the Equestrian Author Spotlight podcast! In each episode, you’ll hear inspirational stories from horse book authors including writing advice and marketing tips to help you write your own horse book. If you are an author, aspire to be an author, or simply love horse books then you are in the right place!
 
In this week's episode, you'll meet author, blogger, copy-editor, freelance journalist, and Instagram superstar Laurie Berglie. You'll learn ...
  • How she is building her writing career through freelance work, blogging, writing books, offering copy-editing services, and operating an Instagram channel.
  • About the history of her popular blog The Maryland Equestrian and how supporting the people and products she loves led to her influencer status.
  • How she overcame the fear that crept in after publishing her first book and went on to independently publish two additional equestrian romance books in one year.
  • And MUCH more!
 
Visit https://www.carlykadecreative.com/podcast.html where you can read the episode show notes and find the links and recommended resources. Make sure you subscribe to the podcast on YouTube, iTunes, Stitcher, or via RSS so you’ll never miss a show.
 
Want a free guide to secrets of horse book authors? Gallop over to https://www.carlykadecreative.com/wisdom.html and join the Equestrian Author Spotlight email list to have the author advice resource delivered instantly to your inbox.
 
If you are an author who writes about horses and would like to be spotlighted let me know. I’d be happy to include you, too. Visit my contact page at https://www.carlykadecreative.com to fill out a request.
Episode 32: On Rodeo, Cowgirl Poetry & Instagram Best Practices with Amy C. Witt

Episode 32: On Rodeo, Cowgirl Poetry & Instagram Best Practices with Amy C. Witt

May 13, 2020
Episode 32: Welcome to the Equestrian Author Spotlight podcast! In each episode, you’ll hear inspirational stories from horse book authors including writing advice and marketing tips to help you write your own horse book. If you are an author, aspire to be an author, or simply love horse books then you are in the right place!

In this week's episode, you'll meet cowgirl, freelance journalist, poet, blogger and brand ambassador Amy C. Witt. You'll learn ...

  • How she began her rodeo career from running barrels to team roping to breakaway and how she deals with her nerves and challenges.
  • About Instagram best practices and how Amy uses the social media platform to develop a strong following and build relationships with brands.
  • How working for a local newspaper started her career and led to a creative writing class which gave her the courage to publish her book of poetry called Cowgirl Confessions.
  • And MUCH more!
 
Visit https://www.carlykadecreative.com/podcast.html where you can read the episode show notes and find the links and recommended resources. Make sure you subscribe to the podcast on YouTube, iTunes, Stitcher, or via RSS so you’ll never miss a show.
 
Want a free guide to secrets of horse book authors? Gallop over to https://www.carlykadecreative.com/wisdom.html and join the Equestrian Author Spotlight email list to have the author advice resource delivered instantly to your inbox.
 
If you are an author who writes about horses and would like to be spotlighted let me know. I’d be happy to include you, too. Visit my contact page at https://www.carlykadecreative.com to fill out a request.
Episode 31: On Creative Reader Engagement, Lessons Learned & Pitching Media with Hollie Anne Marsh

Episode 31: On Creative Reader Engagement, Lessons Learned & Pitching Media with Hollie Anne Marsh

May 6, 2020

Episode 31: Welcome to the Equestrian Author Spotlight podcast! In each episode, you’ll hear inspirational stories from horse book authors including writing advice and marketing tips to help you write your own horse book. If you are an author, aspire to be an author, or simply love horse books then you are in the right place!

In this week's episode, you'll meet Sweetbriars Series Author Hollie Anne Marsh. You'll learn ...

  • About her Oldenburg Frieda and the horse's journey from the UK to Australia to be with Hollie.
  • Why she started her Sweetbriars coming of age/YA horse book series and her thoughts on developing a book mother and daughter can read together.
  • Insight into her creative reader engagement strategies from hosting a book cover contest to creating an equestrian glossary of terms on her book's website.
  • Why press coverage is important in your author career and tips on pitching the media your book.
  • And MUCH more!

Website: https://www.sweetbriarsfarm.com/

Visit https://www.carlykadecreative.com/pod... where you can read the episode show notes and find the links and recommended resources. Make sure you subscribe to the podcast on YouTube, iTunes, Stitcher, or via RSS so you’ll never miss a show.

Want a free guide to secrets of writing about horses? Gallop over to https://www.carlykadecreative.com/wis... and join the Equestrian Author Spotlight email list to have the author advice resource delivered instantly to your inbox.

If you are an author who writes about horses and would like to be spotlighted let me know. I’d be happy to include you, too. Visit my contact page at https://www.carlykadecreative.com to fill out a request.

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