Pen to Paper Press Podcast

Conversations with best-selling authors, writers, editors, publishers, and creative souls in the Pen to Paper Press Podcast studio. Each episode is an opportunity to explore mindsets, pearls of wisdom, and the book writing journey that began the moment they put pen to paper.

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4 days ago

Do you feel your story is insignificant? Self-talk is only one of the important topics Mary McGuire and Cindy Kochis discuss in this episode of Pen to Paper Press Podcast. Mary is the founder of ‘Find Your Joyful Life’ and author of The Female EDGE and Coming Home to You. She shares why both her books focused on personal transformation and the lessons she has learned on her journey. Discover how Mary wrote Coming Home to You in nine months and The Female EDGE in three months. They discuss which element of publishing Mary found challenging and how she moved through her fear. Pour yourself a mug of hot tea and enjoy our delightfully insightful conversation about the importance of our self-talk and setting intentions. Show notes: pentopaperpress.com/2021/11/is-it-your-intention-or-goal-to-write-your-book Support: patron.podbean.com/pentopaperpress Shop: pentopaperpress.com/store Episode sponsor: Pen to Paper Writers Circle

Wednesday Nov 17, 2021

Jon Sansone, author of Sales Warrior and professional consultant, joined Cindy Kochis for a conversation about sales and share insights on becoming the best person to sell your book. Jon has been professionally selling products for thirty-one years and wrote Sales Warriors to share his knowledge on how to excel as salesperson. "What I try to teach in my book is mental tools. They don't teach mental tools. Most sales books say things like overcome a rejection," Jon said during the interview. Pour yourself a mug of coffee and enjoy our insightful conversation about how to become the best person to sell your book. https://pentopaperpress.com/2021/11/how-to-become-the-best-person-to-sell-your-book/ Support: patron.podbean.com/pentopaperpress Shop: pentopaperpress.com/store Episode sponsor: Pen to Paper Writers Circle

Wednesday Nov 10, 2021

How do you feel about money? Do you believe you can attract more abundance into your life with a bit of woo? In this episode of #PentoPaperPress Podcast, Cindy Kochis speaks with Victoria Sexton, a financial coach and bestselling author of Effortless Money: How to Align Your Wealth and Your Woo. We discuss money mindsets, how affirmations can shift our thinking, the one technique she used to get the words onto the page. Learn what her plans are for the publishing company she created to guide individuals on their money mindset journey. Victoria is an intelligent straight-talker and has the determination to do things her way. Pour yourself a mug of pink lemonade and enjoy listening to our educational, giggle-inspiring conversation. It is certain to inspire you to have fun with your money, invite the unicorns into your workspace, and saying affirmation to align with your woo. https://pentopaperpress.com/2021/11/money-mindset-fear-aligning-with-our-woo Support: patron.podbean.com/pentopaperpress Shop: pentopaperpress.com/store Episode sponsor: Pen to Paper Writers Circle

Wednesday Nov 03, 2021

Gary Fahey, author of Externally Bulletproof Internally Brittle, and mental strength and conditioning coach, joins Cindy Kochis in the Pen to Paper Press Podcast studio. Gary is well-known for his brutal honesty. Their conversation goes beyond Gary's writing process to unraveling the some of the emotional responses to what life tosses in our direction. Please note: emotionally sensitive topics are discussed, including: suicide, depression, gambling addiction.  Pour yourself a mug of coffee, and enjoy listening to the powerful, thought-provoking, help-you-get-in-alignment conversation certain to inspire you to write. Access show notes: pentopaperpress.com/2021/11/lets-be-honest-with-ourselves Support: patron.podbean.com/pentopaperpress Shop: pentopaperpress.com/store Episode sponsor: Pen to Paper Writers Circle

Wednesday Oct 27, 2021

What is one question you would ask a group of children if you were going to write a children's book series? Dr. Artika Tyner visited the Pen to Paper Press Podcast studio for an enlightening conversation about the one woman who influenced her passion for writing, her journey as an author and publisher. Artika is a passionate educator, sought after speaker, and advocate for justice. Her book titles include: The Inclusive Leader: Taking Intentional Action for Justice and Equity, The Leader’s Journey, The Lawyer as Leader, along with an array of children’s books. Access show notes: pentopaperpress.com/2021/10/what-does-it-mean-to-be-a-superhero Support: patron.podbean.com/pentopaperpress Shop: pentopaperpress.com/store Episode sponsor: Pen to Paper Writers Circle

Wednesday Oct 20, 2021

Charlie Gray, author of At Least I'm Not The Frog: A Zany Memoir Of Alcoholism & Recovery, joined Cindy Kochis in the Pen to Paper Press Podcast studio. Their conversation begins with how writing saved Charlie's life and concludes with how he empowered himself to achieve his goal of reaching #1 New Release on Amazon in three categories: Alcoholism, Substance Abuse, and Twelve-Step Programs. Pour yourself a mug of hot herbal tea and enjoy listening our heartwarming conversation of hope, determination, and empowerment that will inspire you to vocalize emotions through your written words. Access show notes: pentopaperpress.com/2021/10/write-for-self-publish-for-them Support: patron.podbean.com/pentopaperpress Shop: pentopaperpress.com/store Episode sponsor: Pen to Paper Writers Circle

Wednesday Oct 13, 2021

How passionate are you about the topics you write about? Dayna Colvin joined Cindy Kochis in the Pen to Paper Press Podcast studio to talk about writing from the heart. This conversation will encourage you to pause and take note of why you write, and question the overall message you wish to share with the world. Pour yourself a cup of green tea, step outside to appreciate nature, and enjoy listening our conversation that will inspire you to write about what matters to you. Access show notes: pentopaperpress.com/2021/10/write-about-what-you-believe-in/ Subscribe and receive: Unleash Your Creative Mind 30-day journal prompt series Support: patron.podbean.com/pentopaperpress Shop: pentopaperpress.com/store Episode sponsor: Pen to Paper Writers Circle

Wednesday Oct 06, 2021

Jenny Mannion joined Cindy Kochis in the Pen to Paper Press Podcast studio for a powerful conversation about self-love and forgiveness. Jenny is an International best-selling author of A Short Path to Change: 30 Ways to Transform Your Life, speaker, highly sought after intuitive, self-love activator, and media personality.  This heart-centered episode is filled with insights on allowing yourself to shine, how writing prompts will bring awareness to our emotions, and activating self-love. This is truly a must-listen-to podcast! What story are you telling your mind, body, spirit, and the world?  Pour yourself a cup of green tea, step outside to breathe in the aromas of nature, and enjoy listening our motivational conversation that will inspire you to write. Access show notes: pentopaperpress.com/2021/10/grateful-for-pen-and-paper/ Subscribe and receive: Unleash Your Creative Mind 30-day journal prompt series Support: patron.podbean.com/pentopaperpress Shop: pentopaperpress.com/store Episode sponsor: Pen to Paper Writers Circle

Wednesday Sep 29, 2021

Sandra Cooze, coach and author, joined Cindy Kochis in the Pen to Paper Press Podcast studio to talk about Sandra's book Journey to Your Self – How to Heal from Trauma – Written by Someone Who Did. It is the first in the three book series. Weaved within their conversation, they explored why some people have perfectionistic tendencies and discussed the hard lessons Sandra continues to learn while publishing her book series. Pour yourself a warm cup of chamomile tea and enjoy listening our AHA-inspiring conversation that is certain to encourage us to unlearn several of our habits and beliefs. Access show notes: pentopaperpress.com/2021/09/traversing-the-journey-to-self/ Support: patron.podbean.com/pentopaperpress Shop: pentopaperpress.com/store Episode sponsor: Pen to Paper Writers Circle

Wednesday Sep 22, 2021

Michael Overlie, coach and author of Let Your Dog Lead, joined Cindy Kochis in the Pen to Paper Press Podcast virtual studio to talk about three of their favorite things: dogs, writing, and guiding individuals to live a healthier lifestyle. Their conversation began with his ability to communicate with animals since he was a child and then shifted to why he wrote his book. They shared an array of stories and lessons they learned from their four-legged companions.  Pour yourself a cup of coffee, step outside with your dog, and enjoy listening this motivational conversation that will help you find the inspiration to write. Access show notes: pentopaperpress.com/how-dogs-lead-you-back-to-self Support: patron.podbean.com/pentopaperpress Shop: pentopaperpress.com/store Episode sponsor: Pen to Paper Writers Circle

Wednesday Sep 15, 2021

Dayna Colvin, author and Wellness Warrior Mama, joined Cindy Kochis in the Pen to Paper Press Podcast virtual studio to talk about her new children's book, Amy and her Fairy Friends. The interview was cut short due to phone issues, however what Dayna shared about her writing was purely from her heart. Discover how writing helped Dayna heal from a difficult childhood and how she is providing others with healthy lifestyle options. Access show notes: pentopaperpress.com/2021/09/writing-from-the-heart-to-heal Support: patron.podbean.com/pentopaperpress Shop: pentopaperpress.com/store Episode sponsor: Pen to Paper Writers Circle

Wednesday Sep 08, 2021

Jeaninne Stokes, author and poet, sat with Cindy Kochis in the Pen to Paper Press Podcast virtual studio for a delightful conversation on how her faith in God led her on an uncharted journey to shift her writing from a hobby to becoming a professional author. Jeaninne shared the undeniable sign from God to change career paths, the challenges she faced, and how God continues to inspire her on the writing wilderness journey. This episode explores the lessons Jeaninne learned and how she is guiding Christian authors on their journey. Pour yourself a mug of herbal tea, find a comfort space to relax, and enjoy listening to our inspirational conversation. Access show notes: pentopaperpress.com/2021/09/one-writers-wilderness-journey-from-hobby-to-professional-author Support: patron.podbean.com/pentopaperpress Shop: pentopaperpress.com/store Episode sponsor: Pen to Paper Writers Circle

Wednesday Sep 01, 2021

Richard Lyntton, author and actor, joined Cindy Kochis in the Pen to Paper Press Podcast virtual studio to talk about his second book in the deception series: Hyde Park Deception. No topic was off limits. Their conversation spans how perceptions change after traumatic events, his war zone experiences, and what to invest in when publishing a book. Please note: Portions of this episode contain sensitive content that is not intended for those under the age of 18. Pour yourself a cup of coffee and get ready to listen to our conversation that spans the globe without limitation to the topics. Access show notes: pentopaperpress.com/2021/09/writing-a-series-on-deception Support: patron.podbean.com/pentopaperpress Episode sponsor: Pen to Paper Writers Circle

Wednesday Aug 25, 2021

What is the secret to Cornelia Gamlem and Barbara Mitchell successful co-author partnership? Together they have written several instrumental books centered on Human Resources, including the Big Book of HR. You need to listen to this podcast if you are considering the idea of co-authoring a book. Cornelia and Barb share their professional insights, experiences, and propose a power question to those writers seeking a writing partner. Pour yourself a ice cold glass of water and enjoy this educational and insightful conversation shared in the Pen to Paper Press studio. Access show notes: pentopaperpress.com/2021/08/what-is-the-secret-to-writing-a-book-with-a-co-author Support: patron.podbean.com/pentopaperpress Episode sponsor: Pen to Paper Writers Circle

Wednesday Aug 18, 2021

Your writing style is your brand. To expand on the writing process, we explore clearing our mind to be creative, making the time to write, and planning the content of the book. Often times our books begin as a journal entry; listen to what goes onto the pages. We discuss the topic editing and the role of editors. Reclaim your creativity. Be creative for the purely for the joy of it. Your words have power. Your story matters. Pour yourself a mug of steamy hot tea and listen to my conversations with Andrea Pass, Barb Parcells, Liz Maritz, Martine Felton, Crystal Cockerham, Nadia Krauss, Debby Kevin, and Rachel Kieffer. Access show notes: pentopaperpress.com/2021/08/reclaim-your-creativity-to-express-your-written-voice Support: patron.podbean.com/pentopaperpress Episode sponsor: Pen to Paper Writers Circle

Wednesday Aug 11, 2021

Does a writer need a public relations consultant? How does an author get noticed by an influential individuals when promoting their book launch? Andrea Pass, of Andrea Pass PR, joined Cindy Kochis in the Pen to Paper Press studio to discuss how public relations and advertising differ. Andrea shares valuable insights in this Pen to Paper Press Podcast episode to increase visibility and maintain books sales. Pour yourself a cup of decaf coffee and enjoy this informative conversation certain to expand your brand and readership. Access show notes: pentopaperpress.com/2021/08/how-will-public-relations-expand-your-audience Support: patron.podbean.com/pentopaperpress Episode sponsor: Pen to Paper Writers Circle

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