Vol. #16: Showcasing (3) More Awesome Gang Authors!!

Hello Everyone!

Are you braving the bitter cold and wind on this blistery Tuesday morning!? With continued cold winds, the air is frightful on any exposed skin! Be sure to bundle up if you are in a cold climate. If you are in a warmer climate, then you can only imagine the cold and snow drifting around in your path as you walk. I’m quite sure that you don’t think of us freezing our asses up in the north! May your Tuesday be both uneventful and efficient as possible. Hey, check out my 16-year-old son John’s “Call To Action Marketing” business; it will also be known on social media by the hashtag #CTAMarketing. If you could find him under his name and business name and connect with him, that would be highly appreciated. Now, this post is intended to share even more work of some independent authors, such as myself, and earn some good karma in the process. Why not offer you a taste of a variety of authors with different content? Let me know if you have discovered a new author during this “Showcased Author Series”? My objective is to pick out different authors that offer a variety of media content. For the record, I know nothing about the author other than what is showcased in the author article that was shared, via Awesome Gang. Feel free to copy and paste and share this content on your blog, if you like. As an author, if you want to add more information, drop it down in the comment section below and I will edit and add at my earliest convenience. For now, I’m connecting with the authors in an effort to build my author network. Hopefully, they will follow me back on social media. I’m game to cross promote each other on social media as well. Just let me know or re-tweet one of my posts and I will automatically return the favor. I’m totally cool with many ways to help each other market each other. When you are a small content creator, it is important to help others out. Do you have any requests for a specific author or style of content? Let me know your various suggestions down the in the comment section below. Here are (3) showcased authors down below:

Showcased Author- 1.) Ben Le Fort

Tell us about yourself and how many books you have written.
My name is Ben Le Fort, I am an economist by day and a personal finance writer by night. I live in Waterloo, Ontario with my wife Trish, son Harrison and cat Trixie.

I’ve been writing about personal finance since 2018 and in 2022 I self-published my first book “The Financial Freedom Equation.”

What is the name of your latest book and what inspired it?
The name of the book is The Financial Freedom Equation. This book is a summation of everything I learned over a 10-year period where I paid off $50,000 in debt and put myself in a financial position to do work that I love and help those closest to me who were struggling financially.

Do you have any unusual writing habits?
I write 5 blog posts per week. I spend one day writing all the posts, another day working on the headlines for each post, and another day finding the right cover images for each post.

What authors, or books have influenced you?
In the personal finance space, my favorite book is probably “The 7 Most Important Equations for Your Retirement: The Fascinating People and Ideas Behind Planning Your Retirement Income” by Moshe A. Milevsky. It’s a brilliant book on retirement savings.

In the non-fiction space, my favorite series is a song of ice and fire. George, we are rooting for you to finish the books!

What are you working on now?
I am working on my second book, with the working title “Invest like an economist.”

What is your best method or website when it comes to promoting your books?
I write articles on Medium dot com and I have a Substack newsletter.

Do you have any advice for new authors?
Get on a writing platform like Medium, write and publish as much as you can, collect feedback from readers and turn your best ideas into a book to self publish on Amazon.

What is the best advice you have ever heard?
The best investment you can ever make is in yourself.

What are you reading now?
“Turning pro” by Steven Pressfield

What’s next for you as a writer?
My goals are to continue to grow my readers on Substack and publish a new book every 1-3 years.

If you were going to be stranded on a desert island and allowed to take 3 or 4 books with you what books would you bring?
The final-yet to be written- entries in a Song of Ice and Fire!

Author Websites and Profiles
Ben Le Fort Website: https://benlefort.substack.com/
Ben Le Fort Amazon Profile: https://www.amazon.com/Ben-Le-Fort/e/B09KW3XD4X?ref_=dbs_p_ebk_r00_abau_000000

Showcased Author- 2.) Erin Leigh

Tell us about yourself and how many books you have written.
I am the mother of four children. I was born and raised in the northwest suburbs of Chicago, Illinois. I attended Vanderbilt University in Nashville, Tennessee for my undergraduate education, where I competed in Division 1 cross country and track and field for four years. I attended Loyola University Chicago School of Law where I received my J.D. I enjoy swimming, running, reading, hiking, biking, playing the piano, and spending time outdoors.

I have enjoyed writing since I was a child. I find writing to be rewarding, challenging, and fulfilling. I love journaling, brainstorming ideas, researching issues, and writing about topics that are meaningful to me. I published my first nonfiction book in January 2022.

What is the name of your latest book and what inspired it?
Navigating the Newborn Months and Beyond is my latest book. As the mother of four children, I wanted to help other mothers feel less overwhelmed and more confident.

Do you have any unusual writing habits?
I consider myself to be old school in my writing habits. I make lists of ideas on paper. I outline. I research. I write. I revise. I revise. I revise. It may sound boring but it works for me.

What authors, or books have influenced you?
I enjoy reading books by Lisa Genova, Kristin Hannah, Lisa See, John Steinbeck, Glennon Doyle, Jodi Piccolo, Ken Follett, and many other authors. Untamed by Glennon Doyle is one of the best books I’ve read in a long time. A few others that made an impact on me were A Heartbreaking Work of Staggering Genius, Becoming, Educated, and the Book Thief.

What are you working on now?
I am outlining and doing research for my next book.

What is your best method or website when it comes to promoting your books?
Word of mouth

Do you have any advice for new authors?
I believe outlining is still important for any written piece of work. Double-checking and triple-checking your sources is also highly recommended. If you can hire a professional editor and book cover designer, it is worth it.

What is the best advice you have ever heard?
I’ve received great advice from many people in my life. My mom, my coaches, and my friends have given me incredible advice over the years. “Getting out of your comfort zone” is one piece of advice I appreciate the most. Being uncomfortable can be difficult but very rewarding.

What are you reading now?
The Lincoln Highway by Amor Towles

What’s next for you as a writer?
I have a list of things I would like to write about, so I look forward to many years of research and writing.

If you were going to be stranded on a desert island and allowed to take 3 or 4 books with you what books would you bring?
Untamed, the Bible, Grapes of Wrath, and Gone with the Wind

Author Websites and Profiles
Erin Leigh Website: https://erineileenleigh.com/
Erin Leigh Amazon Profile: https://www.amazon.com/Erin-Eileen-Leigh/e/B09RDXFXN7

Showcased Author- 3.) Catherine Berra

Tell us about yourself and how many books you have written.
I am an avid writer, poet, equestrian, and world traveler, a dedicated mother and friend, a and true lover of nature. I hold a BA in communications/business management from Metropolitan State University in Denver and an Animals and Human Health graduate certification from the University of Denver. For more than twenty years, my career in Washington, D.C., revolved around senior-level logistical and management support to a U.S. Ambassador/philanthropist and technical writing at the U.S. Department of State. Upon my return to Colorado in 2014, I resumed her passion for writing and giving back to the world. I live in Littleton, Colorado, am the proud mother of my son Alexander Aziz, and relish my role as caretaker of my rescue horse, Dancer.
My previous works include:
Lucid Life: A Collection of Lyrical Poetry (Amazon)

Contact me at Sassypantspress@comcast.net

What is the name of your latest book and what inspired it?
My latest book is These Stories Are True… I S#!+ You Not: A Humorous Look at Online Dating for the Unsuspecting Older Human. This book was a labor of love, or shall I say the result of way too many ridiculously funny bad online dates. I also include stories from men and other friends, but wanted to focus on the humorous nature of human behavior when it comes to modern-day dating for older humans.

Do you have any unusual writing habits?
I’ve been writing poetry since I was a young girl. My biggest inspiration was Emily Dickinson. The most unusual writing habit that I have is that I often wake up in the middle of the night and write an entire poem that just flows from where, I do not know.

What authors, or books have influenced you?
So many books have influenced me. When I was a young girl, I read The Diary of Ann Frank which, to this day, has impacted the way I view the world and the human condition; how human beings tolerate and manage through devastation by depending on their vision of hope.

What are you working on now?
I might just write a sequel to this last book because there are so many stories and so many funny adventures that people have related to me. Otherwise, my next book will somehow cover the need for levity and humor when dealing with death; whether due to illness or age.

What is your best method or website when it comes to promoting your books?
I have recently started using TikTok (#booktok) and Instagram to engage with people in my age range. They are good passive marketing avenues – plus they are fun!

Do you have any advice for new authors?
Stay true to yourself. It is never too late to start anything. And…everyone has stories to tell. I’d also advise that if you are going to self-publish like I did, to hire editors, layout artists and publishing consultants (My Word Publishing) to help you navigate the process.

What is the best advice you have ever heard?
Risk it.

What are you reading now?
I did read You Have to Kiss A Lot of Frogs since it was similar to my new book. Laurie Graff, the author, has been tremendously supportive of my new book and even gave me an endorsement! I’m also reading, Sgt. Reckless, The Perfect Horse (I own a horse), and The Real Anthony Fauci.

What’s next for you as a writer?
Lot’s of marketing work, book launch parties and podcasts for 2022 to get the word out about my new book. It takes work, but it’s all good.

If you were going to be stranded on a desert island and allowed to take 3 or 4 books with you what books would you bring?
Jane Eyre, Sense and Sensibility, Night, Rumi poetry

Author Websites and Profiles
Catherine Berra Website: http://www.catherineberra.com/
Catherine Berra Amazon Profile: https://www.amazon.com/Catherine-R-Berra/e/B0821VW2G3?ref_=dbs_p_pbk_r00_abau_000000

Thanks for peeping my blog to help me earn some karma by checking out this content today. Additionally, you get to learn about some new authors on the market. Perhaps we have found a future best seller? Let me know, in the comment section below, if you either like or dislike the author showcase content? I’m also sharing my latest (8) podcast episodes that are listed down below from The Verbally Disastrous Podcast, via links for Spotify & YouTube down below. If you are into reading on a Kindle, check out my newest short story release that belongs to my Construction Tales-Told By A Woman Kindle Vella Library short story series on Amazon down below. This new short story #11 is entitled, “Juggling Motherhood & Working With The Tools”. This short story covers my life as a widowed, single mother in the era when I juggled both motherhood and my career as a journeywoman electrician. The previous short story is #10 is entitled, “Early Life Lessons & Characters To Meet As An Apprentice”. If anyone has read any of my other previous short stories, by all means, let me know what you think? Check out the links for my book #ConstructionTales down below. I need to go get some paperwork done and go check on my crews working outside. Enjoy your Tuesday now that we are back towards the beginning of the work week. I wish you a great morning/afternoon/evening on your side of the globe and a restful or productive day!

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Verbally Disastrous! Season #2, Episode #46:Early Life Lessons & Characters To Meet As An Apprentice On YouTube:

Verbally Disastrous Podcast! S#2, Ep. #47: Part A- Juggling Motherhood & Working With The Tools on YouTube:

Verbally Disastrous Podcast! S#2, Ep. #48: Part B- Juggling Motherhood & Working With The Tools on YouTube:

I recently shared my latest short story that has been loaded up to my Construction Tales-Told By A Woman Kindle Vella Library on Amazon. This is short story #11 entitled, “Juggling Motherhood & Working With The Tools”. This short story covers my life as a widowed, single mother in the era when I juggled both motherhood and my career as a journeywoman electrician. I share the various challenges I faced and lessons learned along the way. The previous short story is entitled: #10: “Early Life Lessons & Characters To Meet As An Apprentice”. I decided to write about some life lessons such as guarding your personal information, managing nasty rumors, combating sexual harassment, gender discrimination, and racism. Overall, the construction culture has improved dramatically over the past 25-years. Developing both a thick skin and a sharp tongue are key tools needed to survive various jobsite antics. I hope you learn something from this short story. There are more to come. These short stories are now also available as Verbally Disastrous podcast episodes.

Construction Tales- Told By A Woman: (11) Kindle Vella Short Stories On Amazon!!

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Cheers!
Leslie M. Jasper

-Author And Host of the #VerballyDisastrous podcast now alive on many platforms that include: Acast, Amazon Music, Anchor, Apple Podcasts, Breaker, Castbox, Deezer, Google Podcasts, I Heart Radio, Listen Notes, Overcast, Pandora Podcasts, Player FM, Pocket Casts, Pod Bean, Podchaser, Podcast Addict, Podcast Gang, Radio Public, Reason, Soundcloud, Soundtrap, Spotify, Stitcher, Tune In, and YouTube.

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