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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8 hours ago

Sue Trusler, author of Time to Start Your Art - Learn to paint with passion, takes us on a journey into her world of learning various art mediums and why she was insistent in publishing several of her wobbly bits in her first book. In this Pen to Paper Press Podcast episode you will gain a better understanding why many people are hesitant in learning a new art medium, Sue's process was for organizing her book content, and formatting the interior pages of a book. The insights Sue offers are priceless and helpful to anyone publishing and marketing a book. Pour yourself a mug of English Breakfast tea and enjoy this entertaining conversation about our appreciate of spreadsheets, painting, and all the other things Sue and Cindy have in common. Show notes: pentopaperpress.com/2022/01/decorating-a-boat-paintings-in-a-book Support: patron.podbean.com/pentopaperpress Shop: pentopaperpress.com/store Episode sponsor: Women Health Circle & Pen to Paper Writers Circle

Wednesday Jan 19, 2022

There is a backstory weaved into every book written. It's the element that cements the foundation of the story and breathes life into the characters. Dr. Dawn Menge, author of the Queen Vernita educational series and Dragon’s Breath, joins Cindy in the Pen to Paper Press Podcast studio to talk about her children's book series, travels, and the students who appear in her books. Pour yourself a mug of hot cocoa and enjoy this entertaining conversation focused on writing about life experiences, publishing children's books, and self-promotion in this episode of Pen to Paper Press Podcast. Show notes: pentopaperpress.com/2022/01/experiencing-the-backstory-of-queen-vernita Support: patron.podbean.com/pentopaperpress Shop: pentopaperpress.com/store Episode sponsor: Women Health Circle & Pen to Paper Writers Circle

Wednesday Jan 12, 2022

An author page is more than designing a webpage for your book. A common resistance to creating it is, “What goes on the page?” However, that's not the real issue. Perfection is crippling. Promoting your book doesn't have to be hard. Be creative. Show your creative mood! Pour yourself a mug of tea and discover what actually goes into an author page in this episode of Pen to Paper Press Podcast. Show notes: https://pentopaperpress.com/2022/01/what-goes-into-an-author-page Support: patron.podbean.com/pentopaperpress Shop: pentopaperpress.com/store Episode sponsor: Women Health Circle & Pen to Paper Writers Circle

Wednesday Jan 05, 2022

When you place pen to paper and journal, do you list the time, day, and date? In this episode of Pen to Paper Press Podcast, discover the information Cindy Kochis typically logs when she travels. It has been proven to enhance the content of her memoir. In addition, she explores a simple way to organize blog posts with the use of categories and tags. Pour yourself a mug of hot tea and listen to the pearls of wisdom Cindy recently shared in the Pen to Paper Writers Circle and with her VA clients. Show notes: pentopaperpress.com/2022/01/journal-to-memoir Support: patron.podbean.com/pentopaperpress Shop: pentopaperpress.com/store Episode sponsor: Women Health Circle & Pen to Paper Writers Circle

Wednesday Dec 22, 2021

Michelle Zellner, best-selling author of YOU Revolution: The Journey of a Better Being, is a health and happiness strategist. Michelle sat with Cindy in the Pen to Paper Press Podcast studio to talk about her writing process and new book, PFF is Your BFF Handbook: A Simple Guide to Fueling Your Busy Body. The wisdom Michelle shares will encourage you to take action on your written project and to use your voice. Learn how crafting the content in her books around a lifetime of professional knowledge expanded her business, credibility, and her brand.  Pour yourself a mug of lemon water and enjoy our information-packed conversation about investing time, energy, and money in publishing our books. Show notes: pentopaperpress.com/2021/12/will-publishing-a-book-expand-your-professional-brand Support: patron.podbean.com/pentopaperpress Shop: pentopaperpress.com/store Episode sponsor: Pen to Paper Writers Circle

Wednesday Dec 15, 2021

Jennifer Rose Asher, author of Journey to My Daughter, joined Cindy Kochis in the Pen to Paper Press Podcast studio to talk about her experience of writing a memoir. The story focuses on the decision she and her husband made to adopt a child, a failed adoption, what they went through to adopt Hilary, as well as the life lessons they learned along the way. Find out which aspect of publishing the book she found unpleasant, and the advice an editor had for her regarding setting a scene and dialog. Pour yourself a mug of hot cocoa and enjoy our heart-centered conversation about adoption, writing, and trusting the journey for the love a child. Show notes: pentopaperpress.com/2021/12/from-journals-to-memoir-the-journey-of-adoption [Buy the book] Support: patron.podbean.com/pentopaperpress Shop: pentopaperpress.com/store Episode sponsor: Pen to Paper Writers Circle

Wednesday Dec 08, 2021

Dr. Robert Saul joins Cindy Kochis in the Pen to Paper Press Podcast virtual studio to talk about his best-selling books, experiences as a pediatrician, community, and forgiveness. In the early years of Bob's medical practice, he found himself asking, "What Have I Done to Make a Difference?" In his personal quest to gain a better understanding, he discovered the five steps to community improvement and shares the information.  Pour yourself a mug of coffee and enjoy our informational conversation about forgiveness, conscious parenting, and writing books. Show notes: pentopaperpress.com/2021/12/what-have-i-done-to-make-a-difference Support: patron.podbean.com/pentopaperpress Shop: pentopaperpress.com/store Episode sponsor: Pen to Paper Writers Circle

Wednesday Dec 01, 2021

Grieving is never an easy process. Meet Vatsala Shukla, best-selling author, and listen to her heart-warming story of how she honored her dear Miss Coco, the Princess Pup. Vatsala is a Change Catalyst, Executive and Career Coach with an extensive accounting background. Discover how is continues to find topics to write about in her blog series for professionals, and which element of publishing her books she enjoys.  Pour yourself a mug of chai and enjoy our informational conversation centered around writing from the heart. Show notes: pentopaperpress.com/2021/12/the-best-selling-author-and-the-princess-pup Support: patron.podbean.com/pentopaperpress Shop: pentopaperpress.com/store Episode sponsor: Pen to Paper Writers Circle

Wednesday Nov 24, 2021

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

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