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Join Angela Breidenbach, bestselling author, weekly on Lit Up talk radio. Satisfy your curiosity to be the fly on the wall as expert guests discuss and explore the literary world from books to movies, reviews and interviews in the creative realm, and Angela picks the brains of entertainment and publishing experts to share how you can build a lucrative creative career or simply figure out what makes talented creatives tick.

Lighting up the literary world with book reviews, in-depth expert interviews, and ideas to design a lucrative creative career. Listen weekly and expand your imagination to enhance your life - Always family-friendly, always good for your heart.

Discover more about Angela Breidenbach, and her books, at http://AngelaBreidenbach.com

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Want to know how to pronounce it? Angela Breidenbach [Bride-en-bök] (You know, like Bach, the composer.)

 

 

 

Davalynn Spencer & insights on Connecting Writers with Hollywood

Today on Lit Up with Angela Breidenbach, Davalynn Spencer visits about the inspiration her family and Colorado lifestyle have on her novels.

Don't miss my insights on attending the Connecting Writers with Hollywood conference and an upcoming new release, Out Of Their Element, a collection of 4 full-length contemporary romance novels by Angela Breidenbach, Robin Lee Hatcher, Vickie McDonough, and Deborah Raney. My book in this collection, Footprints On Her Heart, is in edits now. Look for interviews with the other authors in this collection coming this summer as well. I'll be putting my individual full-length novel out in paperback as the sequel to A Healing Heart.

About Davalynn Spencer: Wife and mother of professional rodeo bullfighters, Davalynn Spencer writes cowboy romance. She is an ECPA and Publisher's Weekly bestselling author and winner of the Will Rogers Gold Medallion for Inspirational Western Fiction. And she's fairly certain her previous career as a rodeo journalist and crime-beat reporter prepared her for life in Colorado, wrangling Blue the Cowdog and mouse detectors Annie and Oakley. Connect with her at http://davalynnspencer.com/

Davalynn's Social Media:
Quarterly Newsletter sign-up: http://eepurl.com/xa81D
Website: http://www.davalynnspencer.com
Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/AuthorDavalynnSpencer
Twitter: https://twitter.com/davalynnspencer
Goodreads: https://www.goodreads.com/author/show/5051432.Davalynn_Spencer
Pinterest: https://pinterest.com/davalynnspencer/boards/
Amazon Author: https://www.amazon.com/Davalynn-Spencer/e/B002EZUEZK
ChristianAuthorsNetwork.com: http://christianauthorsnetwork.com/davalynn-spencer/

About Angela Breidenbach: Angela Breidenbach writes romance through the ages, teaches the business of writing, hosts the radio show Lit Up, and is in process of getting her genealogical studies degree. She's the president of the Christian Authors Network. Angela lives in Missoula, MT with her hubby and Muse, a trained fe-lion, who can shake hands, lay down and roll over, and jump through a hoop. Surprisingly, Angela can also.

http://AngelaBreidenbach.com
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Lit Up! with Angela Breidenbach, a show for creatives and those who want to know what makes them tick!
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Books mentioned:

An Unexpected Redemption by Davalynn Spencer

Out of Their Element by Angela Breidenbach, Robin Lee Hatcher, Vickie McDonough, and Deborah Raney

Getting Your Story Straight by Diane Drake

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Book to Movie-JD Dewitt of Connecting Writers with Hollywood

Great information for authors who'd like their books to become movies as Angela Breidenbach of #LitUpRadio interviews JD DeWitt of Connecting Writers with Hollywood conference happening June 7-9, 2018 in Spokane, WA. http://CWWH2018.com

Social Media for Connecting Hollywood with Writers:
https://www.facebook.com/adaptforfilm/ 
https://twitter.com/adaptforfilm

Tips on:
Proper attendee pitching and connecting with speakers, producers, agents, and managers.
Ideas on how to prepare to meet Hollywood people.
How to show your work in the best light for the best results.
Bloopers from last year's conference...(what not to do).
Getting to know the speakers and people taking pitches at the CWWH2018.com conference.
Bring a "One Sheet" to present, whether the person taking your pitch keeps it or simply refers to it.

About the CWWH2018.com conference:#CWWH2018
CWWH brings together writers, producers, managers and agents. It is one of the most accessible and affordable conferences of its kind. In attendance are producers in search of their next project, film agents ready to take on new clients and pro-screenwriters prepared to teach novelists the art of screenwriting. At this conference, you will not be competing with hundreds of writers. We wish for everyone to feel like their voices are heard and provide an atmosphere of support and access. I am very pleased to announce that this year we are introducing Connect Groups! This is a small group setting where attendees will have an hour with our featured speakers, the topics will vary and be of valuable information.

Speakers
DIANE DRAKE Screenwriter/Author
Diane is an accomplished professional screenwriter, writing instructor, story consultant, speaker, and author.

DAVE TROTTIER Teacher/Script Consultant/Author
Dave is an award-winning teacher and in-demand script consultant, author of The Screenwriter's Bible.

RICH COWAN Partner of North by Northwest Productions
Rich Cowan is a partner of North by Northwest Productions, a full-service film and video production company.

DAVID KATSMAN Literary Manager/Producer
David Katsman is a literary manager/producer at LINK Entertainment, and is based in Los Angeles.

STEPHANIE A. JOHNSON President
Stephanie A. Johnson is the President of Clover Entertainment, Inc.

MAX TIMM Director / President
Max - Director of Education and Outreach with the ISA, President of The Story Farm Development and Coaching service

LAURA BRADFORD Agent and Founder
Laura Bradford founded and established the Bradford Literary Agency.

FELICITY WREN Producer/Dramaturge/Consultant/Actor
Felicity Wren is the Development Director at International Screenwriters' Association.

ROBIN MCLAIN Director of Operations
Robin McLain is the Director of Operations at 5 x 5 Media

SUZY SAMMONS President
Suzy Sammons is the President of Dove.org

JAN CLINE Emcee
Jan Cline is the Emcee for Connecting Writers with Hollywood

SHARI SMILEY Literary Manager
Shari Smiley is the Literary Manager at Gotham Group

RICH PELUSO Executive Vice President
Rich Peluso is the Executive Vice President of AFFIRM Films, a division of Sony Pictures Entertainment (SPE).

JARROD MURRAY Literary Manager/Producer
Jarrod Murray is the Literary Manager/Producer at Epicenter

WILL FENDON Strategic Partner
Strategic Partner with Cast Iron Studios

About JD DeWitt: Founder and a literary manager, JD owns 5 Sons Media, a Literary Management Firm, representing authors and screenwriters. 5 Sons Media clientele are award-winning best-sellers with a well established readership. Primarily, we meet with potential clients based on referrals or at distinguished writers' conferences. http://JDDeWitt.com

About Lit Up host, Angela Breidenbach: About Lit Up host and author, Angela Breidenbach: Angela Breidenbach writes romance through the ages, teaches the business of writing, hosts the radio show Lit Up, and is in process of getting her genealogical studies degree. She's the president of the Christian Authors Network. Angela lives in Missoula, MT with her hubby and Muse, a trained fe-lion, who can shake hands, lay down and roll over, and jump through a hoop. Surprisingly, Angela can also.
http://AngelaBreidenbach.com

Facebook/Twitter/Instagram/Pinterest: @AngBreidenbach

Lit Up! with Angela Breidenbach, a show for creatives and those who want to know what makes them tick!

Apple Podcasts/iTunes: Lit Up With Angela Breidenbach
https://itunes.apple.com/us/podcast/lit-up/id1232892304?mt=2

Angela's A-Muse-ing Newsletter: http://eepurl.com/0VjH1

 

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New Book Club-Pencildancers

Lit Up Radio host, Angela Breidenbach, joins forces with Diana Lesire Brandmeyer, Liz Tolsma, Jennifer VanderKlipp to launch the Pencildancers Readers and Review Crew with our head librarian/archivist, Bree Herron, as admin of the new book club. This new book club and review crew or readers who enjoy historicals, romances, contemporary fiction, WWII fiction, devotionals, some cozy and suspense genres, and Christian living (otherwise known in the regular market as self help with Christian elements). In this episode, we invite you to join us for the 4-day launch party! You'll also get to know each of the authors a little better and find out who Bree is and why she's an integral part of the team to serve our readers in the book club.

When's the party? All weekend April 19-22, with special appearances by the Pencildancers team for live video feeds. But commenting and entering for prizes will happen all day every day. Prizes include books, jewelry, and other surprises chosen at random. Note: Any prizes that require postal service will need to be to US addresses only.

How to join the new Pencildancers Readers and Review Crew: On Facebook, request to join and our Head Librarian will check in with you. Here's the link: https://www.facebook.com/groups/906448092770395/?ref=br_rs

Once you're in the new book club, you'll be able to access the party page. But in case you have a tough time finding it, here's the link: https://www.facebook.com/events/1620146614769238/

Bree Herron's website: http://BibliophileReviews.com

Diana Brandmeyer's website: http://DianaBrandmeyer.com

Liz Tolsma's website: http://LizTolsma.com

Jennifer Vander Klipp's website: http://JenniferVanderKlipp.com

About Lit Up host, Angela Breidenbach: Angela Breidenbach writes romance through the ages, teaches the business of writing, hosts the radio show Lit Up, and is in process of getting her genealogical studies degree. She's the president of the Christian Authors Network. Angela lives in Missoula, MT with her hubby and Muse, a trained fe-lion, who can shake hands, lay down and roll over, and jump through a hoop. Surprisingly, Angela can also.
http://AngelaBreidenbach.com
Facebook/Twitter/Instagram/Pinterest: @AngBreidenbach

Lit Up! with Angela Breidenbach, a show for creatives and those who want to know what makes them tick!

Apple Podcasts/iTunes: Lit Up With Angela Breidenbach
https://itunes.apple.com/us/podcast/lit-up/id1232892304?mt=2

Angela's A-Muse-ing Newsletter: http://eepurl.com/0VjH1

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StoryMonsters.com, Contests, Children's Writing

Lit Up host, Angela Breidenbach, visits with Linda F. Radke, founder of StoryMonsters.com about Story Monsters, tips to building a successful career in children's literature, how to find an expert with experience to help you, volunteerism to gain resume experience, contests for credibility, getting your books into and booking events in schools, and helping children become both literate and experience writing for Story Monsters Ink, a magazine. Awesome tips on marketing, indie publishing, and building a career in the publishing industry.

Executive editor for submissions and guidelines for both adults writing for children and for child reporters, as mentioned in this episode, Cristy@storymonsters.com

Website: www.StoryMonsters.com
Magazine: Story Monsters Ink https://issuu.com/storymonstersink
Social Media: www.Facebook.com/storymonsters
Instagram: StoryMonsters
Twitter: StoryMonsters

About Lit Up guest, Linda F. Radke:
Linda F. Radke is the president of Story Monsters LLC and publisher of Story Monsters Ink® magazine. For more than 30 years, she has been ahead of the game in producing and marketing award-winning books for all ages. Clients and the media describe Radke as an industry leader in creativity, innovation, and customer service. She has received numerous publishing, public relations, and marketing awards, including being named "Book Marketer of the Year" by Book Publicists of Southern California. Tireless in her efforts of helping authors make their dreams a reality, Radke's motto is, "You can't compromise on quality. Do it right or don't do it all!"

Radke's foray into publishing began with a desire to print a how-to book to complement the household employment agency she owned. For Radke, teased on more than one occasion about having "printer's ink in her veins," the experience of publishing the book was exhilarating, which prompted her to change careers without looking back. In 1985, Radke launched Five Star Publications, Inc. She went on to add marketing and publicity services, networking opportunities, and special event coordination with the goal to help deserving authors achieve visibility.

A former special education teacher for grades K-12, Radke is dedicated to helping kids develop a love for reading and writing. To that end, she created the Story Monsters Approved! designation program which tells parents, teachers, and librarians they are giving children the very best. In 2014, Radke published her very first magazine, Story Monsters Ink, which has been named among the "great magazines for kids and teens" by School Library Journal. Since that time, Kids Can Publish has been merged with Story Monsters Ink. On the heels of the success of the Story Monster brand, in 2016, Radke founded Story Monsters LLC to bring all of her services together under one umbrella. Today, Radke continues to target and brand the services Story Monsters LLC offers to authors, children, parents, teachers, and librarians with programs such as the Dragonfly Book Award Contests, School Express Press, SchoolBookings.com, and AuthorsandExperts.com.

Radke is also a member of the Children's Book Council, National Federation of Press Women, and Independent Book Publishing Association. Based in Chandler, Arizona, Linda F. Radke is passionate about her work and is invested in serving her community. Radke's personal hobbies include camping, photography, and enjoying time with her family and their German Shepard, Riley.

About Lit Up host, Angela Breidenbach: About Lit Up host and author, Angela Breidenbach: Angela Breidenbach writes romance through the ages, teaches the business of writing, hosts the radio show Lit Up, and is in process of getting her genealogical studies degree. She's the president of the Christian Authors Network. Angela lives in Missoula, MT with her hubby and Muse, a trained fe-lion, who can shake hands, lay down and roll over, and jump through a hoop. Surprisingly, Angela can also.
http://AngelaBreidenbach.com

Facebook/Twitter/Instagram/Pinterest: @AngBreidenbach

Lit Up! with Angela Breidenbach, a show for creatives and those who want to know what makes them tick!

Apple Podcasts/iTunes: Lit Up With Angela Breidenbach
https://itunes.apple.com/us/podcast/lit-up/id1232892304?mt=2

Angela's A-Muse-ing Newsletter: http://eepurl.com/0VjH1

 

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Writing Biblical Fiction

Lit Up! with Angela Breidenbach welcomes Rachel S. Neal as we discuss how to create your own book covers, write biblical fiction, tips on critique groups, and discuss Rachel's new book, When Jonah Ran. 

You can also subscribe on Apple Podcasts: Apple Podcasts/iTunes: Lit Up With Angela Breidenbach https://itunes.apple.com/us/podcast/lit-up/id1232892304?mt=2

Books mentioned:

When Jonah Ran

How to Mend a Broken Star

A Healing Heart

Tips on making your own cover art:

Use a design program like Photoshop or Affinity. Buy stock art, if you're not an artist: Dreamstime, Thinkstock, Lightstock, etc. where you can buy photos. Look for royalty-free, read the details before purchasing to know the license (how many copies, what type of use, etc.) Watch out for the allowance to (or not) manipulate a photo for a unique look such as changing the color of the dress or the model's hair.

Tips on writing biblical fiction: 

Research the character of the person, the setting, and use a critique group. The most important thing in writing biblical fiction is to stay true to the bible. Leeway for fiction is in what is left off the biblical page, but that you learn in researching the time, place, and world that existed at that time. You can assume certain common elements if you know through research what they are.

About Rachel: Rachel S. Neal is an author living under the big sky of Montana. Her books are self-published and provide a means to fund charitable causes. Samaritan's Purse and Answers in Genesis are two of her favorites. Where you might happen across Rachel: Anywhere her feet can go. She likes to walk, taking her camera along for an adventure. The Oregon coast is a favorite, walking with her husband, sand between her toes and a pocketful of treasure. In her garden- planting, dividing, weeding, pruning, and just being. Anywhere that sells concrete, paint, fabric, glue, or second-hand goods. So many projects, so little time. On the couch beneath a cat, a cup of coffee, notebooks, Bible, or any I-can't-stop-reading-til-the-last-page tale. On her knees, seeking grace that never runs dry...

Rachel's website: GraceByTheGallon.com

About your Lit Up host, Angela: Angela Breidenbach writes romance through the ages, teaches the business of writing, hosts the radio show Lit Up, and is in process of getting her genealogical studies degree. She's the president of the Christian Authors Network. Angela lives in Missoula, MT with her hubby and Muse, a trained fe-lion, who can shake hands, lay down and roll over, and jump through a hoop. Surprisingly, Angela can also.

Angela's website: AngelaBreidenbach.com

Angela's newsletter: A-Muse-ings

As promised in this episode, Prosciutto Egg Cups Recipe (learned from the Better Homes & Gardens special issue on Mediterranean Diet, April 2018) Spray the inside of a muffin tin, line with Prosciutto covering the bottom and sides with one layer, crack an egg into the well, slice grape or cherry tomatoes in half and place on top of egg white, drop a tsp. of pesto on top. Bake at 350 degrees for 20-22 min. Note: The eggs should be slightly unfinished as they finish setting up for a couple of minutes after taking them out of the oven. Each oven is different, so experiment with the doneness to your preference.

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