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Marketing for Childrens Authors with Laurie Wright

181 EpisodesProduced by Laurie Wright: Children's Author & Marketing CoachWebsite

From kindergarten teacher to best selling author, my name is Laurie Wright and I help children’s authors publish and market their books for kids. We talk about productivity, strategies and tactics so that you can grow your impact, even if you only have a few hours a week. I share my biggest AH HAHS,… read more

181 Episodes | 2018 - 2022

4 Simple Actions to BOOST Profits with your books!

June 27th, 2022


Listen and hear how you can increase your book profit's as soon as today

✅ What you can do TODAY to increase your profits
✅ How to increase the amount of every sale
✅ Think about THIS before you publish your books

Join the …

Social Media for Childrens Authors... the LAZY Way

April 8th, 2022


Ready to break your social media chains?!

This is for all the authors out there who have a true love/hate relationship with social media - you can create content ONCE and be done.

Purchase Lazy Social Media MAGIC for the …

Book Review: One Million Followers

March 29th, 2022


Hear about two wonderful books if you interested in really amplifying your social presence by going VIRAL! 

Brendan's book details how to think about …

Social Media for Childrens Authors - Yay or Nay?

March 25th, 2022


Are you ready for this?  This is the first of 3 episodes that will RELEASE you from the chains of social media! (unless you like them, in which case this is not for you)

Join the Marketing for Childrens authors FB group!

Quick & Easy Social Media 'To Do' List | Marketing Minutes

December 31st, 2021


Listen to the fifth most downloaded episode of 2021!

Be strategic during your social media time! Four tasks for children's authors to do daily to curate your feed, build and improve relationships, and grow a reader …

Thinking Strategically When it Comes to Traffic: For Childrens Authors

December 30th, 2021


Listen to the 4th most downloaded episode of 2021!

Where are all the people?! You know you need traffic, but where do you find the people... In this episode Laurie shares where to find traffic, how to know what to post, …

A New Way to Think About Book Marketing

December 29th, 2021


 Listen to the third most downloaded episode of 2021!

Have you ever wondered why you're getting NO RESULTS from your book marketing activities, even though you're doing exactly what everyone else is?! You'll want to tune …

How to Set Up Your Author Platform - Logistics

December 28th, 2021


The number one most downloaded episode of 2021!

Something we all hear often from authors is that they don't know where to start, which is what  keeps them STUCK! Overwhelmed with analysis paralysis- because they …

12 Days Of Christmas For Childrens Authors - Day 12 - Social Media Shortcut

December 17th, 2021


Ready for a Social Media SHORTCUT That Will Make Your Life So Much Easier!?

Social media is a huge part of our lives and we want to be successful on …

12 Days of Marketing for Childrens Authors - Day 11 - Social Media Strategy

December 13th, 2021


 Do you HATE social media? Or maybe just creating content for social? Today's show will help if you know you need to be there, but hate that thought of BEING there.

 We  talk about a posting strategy you can use to …

12 Days of Marketing for Childrens Authors - Day 10 - Using Publicity to Grow Traffic

December 12th, 2021


Use any publicity you get to grow your traffic, and introduce them to you and your book/s.

But how to get publicity?

Today let's chat about how you can borrow traffic using a variety of publicity opportunities.


12 Days of Marketing for Childrens Authors - Day 9 - Pinterest!

December 11th, 2021


Let's BUILD some traffic, on PINTEREST!

It's one of the most under-utilized platforms for book marketing, because people think of it as being for crafters, or DIYers. But it's really an enormous search engine,  with …

12 Days of Marketing for Childrens Authors - Day 8 - Getting Better Engagement!

December 10th, 2021


Ever feel like your social posts are drowning in a sea of other social posts?

That no one sees them, or maybe no one cares? Listen in today to hear about why sometimes it's more important to interact with other people, …

12 Days of Marketing For Childrens Authors - Day 7 - Overview of Social Media

December 7th, 2021


🎶 On the seventh day of Christmas my true Laurie  gave to me  🎁 

 A look at (most) of the social channels, to give you an idea of what they an all do for you as a childrens authors. How much time do you have? Do you …

12 Days of Marketing For Childrens Authors - Day 6 - Email!

December 6th, 2021


 🎶 On the sixth day of Christmas my true Laurie  gave to me 🎁 

A robust email list!! Every author's fav subject - haha...

I'll never stop talking about the importance of an email list.


A …

12 Days of Marketing For Childrens Authors- Day 5 - Amazon Book Page Opportunities!

December 5th, 2021


On the fifth day of Christmas my true Laurie  gave to me 🎶 🎁 

When an author first starts to work with me, we start FIRST on the metadata (listen to Day 1 of this series) and THEN we look at their book page! It's just …

12 Days of Marketing for Childrens Authors - SUPERFANS, And Why We Love Them.

December 4th, 2021


HOW do we get those super engaged fans? And why do we want them even?!

Day 4 of the 12 Days of Marketing for Childrens Authors is all about creating and nurturing super ENGAGED FANS! You don't need to be viral or have …

12 Days of Marketing for Childrens Authors Day 3 - Three Types of Traffic

December 3rd, 2021


On the third day of Christmas my true Laurie gave to me.... 🎁

You can have the BEST book, the most engaging content ever made in the history of engaging content, but if no one ever sees it then what's the point?  This …

12 Days of Marketing for Childrens Authors - Day 2 Things that make it EASIER

December 2nd, 2021


On the second day of Christmas my true Laurie gave to me.... 🎁

Being an indie author is a lonely endeavour, if you try to do it alone!

Grab some friends and listen to FIVE ideas  that will make your book marketing …

12 Days of Marketing for Childrens Authors - Day 1 Pre-Marketing

December 1st, 2021


🎁 THROWBACK to 12 Days of Marketing 🎁

This series first came out in 2019 and it is STILL relevant and timely!
If your book doesn't have these things in place, it will not sell well, period.

Enjoy Day 1, all about Pre …

Your Marketing Strategy! Marketing for childrens authors

September 15th, 2021


Have you ever just wanted to know what it takes to have a solid book marketing system? If YES, then this is for you!

Join Laurie for the BIG PICTURE …

Book Review: 'Dear Writer, You Need to Quit'

September 8th, 2021


Written by Becca Syme, 'Dear Writer, You Need To Quit' isn't specifically written for childrens authors, but is definitely still applicable.

This …

Book Marketing for Childrens Authors!

September 8th, 2021


Welcome to Season FOUR!

Over the past 3 years we've done a variety of things on here.. we started with interviews and spent over a year listening to interviews with other indie authors of varying experience about how …

4 ways for Authors to Get More Traffic

May 26th, 2021


Struggling to find new readers and make sales? You might need to back up a few steps and think about how you're getting traffic.

The basics of book marketing are: turn the traffic you have into a captive audience, engage …

It’s SPRING - Time to CLEAN Your Digital HOUSE!

May 12th, 2021


Join Laurie as she shares 5 actionable tips to be more productive when you're online.
Will these tips help you write or sell your books? NOPE.

But …

Lost Your Motivation? This Is For You!

May 5th, 2021


The truth is, the shine usually wears off of running a book business, sometime after you publish, and when you realize how much work the marketing is. 

In this show you'll learn the 5 TOP things you can do on a weekly …

Social Media Etiquette (aka Don't Be a Kanye)

April 21st, 2021


How do you act when you go to a party? Do you hover in corners, eye cast down, making sure not to cross anyone's path? Or do you mingle a bit, shake hands, make eye contact and say 'hello'?

Believe it or not, social …

Hack Your Mindset - For Childrens Authors

April 14th, 2021


Imposter Syndrome.

Not sure my HBa in Psych (15 years ago)  qualifies me to speak about this issue.... but it's something that many authors struggle with - especially Indie authors who haven't got an 'official' …

Jane Owen on The Writer's Way

March 31st, 2021


Join Laurie as she gets to know author and publicist Jane Owen.  Jane was able to PIVOT last year, and instead of feeling sorry for herself (for not * too* long) she set to work working a lifelong goal happen.

Find …

Understanding Analytics - For Childrens Authors

March 17th, 2021


What matters when it comes to analytics? Author and metrics expert Brandi Johnson is here again, walking us through what's important to track when it …

Money Making Activities for Authors!

March 3rd, 2021


Author and publishing coach Lene Dybdaul chats with Laurie about money making activities authors can do. Share with a friend

Lene shares her tips for …

Is this you? 😲

February 17th, 2021


Take a common HACK and make it work for you!

You've likely gotten this weird FB message from a friend of yours, I've had them from  my 80 yr old aunt, …

Quick Content Wins for Valentine's Day!

February 10th, 2021


It’s almost here and I am NOT prepared! Who’s with me? 

Today on the show I’m sharing quick content ideas you can put into action with very little preparation.

I know I LOOOVE a good social script, it doesn’t get any …

Easy! Help to manage your time!

February 3rd, 2021


I made you something! Something to help cut through the noise of what you think you *should* be doing, that outlines all the things you NEEd to be …

Amazing Resources for Childrens Authors To Try Right Now!

January 27th, 2021


The Kidlit creator stack has been on my mind all day, and I had to share about it because it’s gone in just a week! But that got me thinking about all the other resources out there in the wild that you might enjoy as …

Step UP Your Book Marketing Game!

January 20th, 2021


Join Laurie as she shares 10 actionable tips to get you up and running with book marketing!
Take these ten tips and get GOING! Practice your elevator pitch, know your numbers, build an author network and MORE!

Links …

Middle Grade Success! with Tonya Duncan Ellis

January 16th, 2021


Join Laurie as she chats with Tonya Duncan Ellis, author of the award winning, best selling Sophie Washington children's books series. Tonya's books recount the adventures of a precocious African American preteen from …

10 Tips for Getting Ready To Market Your Book in 2021!

January 13th, 2021


You’ve seen others make it look so easy. You’ve tried doing it yourself a few times, but it never seems to go to plan. 

Every time you get close to figuring out your book marketing, something goes wrong. Maybe you run …

Get OFF the hustle train!

January 6th, 2021


It's time to get OFF the hustle train!

Why not approach your book marketing with playful curiosity instead?
Maybe it's just me, but in the past I've …

Indie Author Income Accelerator - Day 6 The secret to implementation!

December 31st, 2020


It's the last day of the Indie Author Income Accelerator series!

Today we chat about the #1 trick to actually put this system into practice and make …

Indie Author Income Accelerator Day 5 - Nurture & Convert

December 30th, 2020


What happens next? You've generated some traffic and some leads, you have actual people on your email list, NOW WHAT?!

Today is all about what to say, how to say it and what you can sell in addition to your book.

Indie Author Income Accelerator Day 4 - Traffic Strategy

December 29th, 2020


On today's show we talk about what the traffic strategy is, how to do it and all the nitty gritty!

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Indie Author Income Accelerator - Day Three Research

December 28th, 2020


Today is RESEARCH day!

I walk you through how to use the google keyword planner tool to find great keywords and phrases that your target audience will …

Indie Author Income Accelerator - Day Two Tech Stack

December 27th, 2020


Today is TECH day!

I want you to have an understanding of exactly what you’ll need to make this system happen - and it isn’t all that much. Sign up for the email transcripts at

 Mailerlite or Active …

Indie Author Income Accelerator - Day One Introduction

December 26th, 2020


Welcome to the Indie Author Income Accelerator series!

All week you can look forward to a short daily episode. Each will be a small piece of a larger marketing strategy. Use this well laid out strategy to grow your …

Publish like a PRO with Becky Cummings

December 12th, 2020


Becky is a super successful children's author by anyone's standards. Her advice for new authors? Set a time to write each week as if it a doctor …

Holiday Marketing Tips with Foreword Publicity

November 28th, 2020


Join Laurie as she talks with Foreword Publicity, a PR firm for children's authors! Lori Orlinsky & Aly Bourque share eleven tips for holiday …

Win-Win Marketing with Miranda Mittleman

November 16th, 2020


Join Laurie as she speaks with Miranda, who shares marketing wins and flops!

Her BIG goal: Raise as much money as possible for charities that support children and animals. Through her Charity of the Quarter program, she …

#ChiBoWriMo with Jaclyn Coy

November 9th, 2020


This is the second time I was lucky enough to chat with Jaclyn on the podcast waaaayyy back in the beginning- it was episode 6! It's always nice to chat with a friend.

Since we last spoke, she's launched a new series …

Reach for the Stars with Cecilia Caballero

November 2nd, 2020


Join Laurie as she chats with astronomer, teacher, educator and now writer - Cecilia Caballero. Ceci travels the globe to catch eclipses and spends new moons gazing up at the stars. She's turned her love of the stars …

Help for new authors with April Cox

October 26th, 2020


Laurie talks with author and publishing coach April Cox about how she got started, and how she helps authors. April's goal with her books is to help …

Minimum Viable Marketing for Children's Authors!

October 21st, 2020


Author and marketing expert Brandi Johnson joined me on the show today to talk about her publishing experience and to help children's authors with the big marketing B! ('B' stands for beast, of course 😜)

Marketing your …

Facebook Ads for Children's Authors with Stacy Bauer

October 19th, 2020


Are Facebook ads on your to-do list?

Stacy Bauer joins Laurie on the podcast and achieves the impossible - she managed to get Laurie excited to try Facebook ads again! 

For those of you who don't already know Stacy, she …

Email Overwhelm Sucks. Here's how to make it suck less

October 14th, 2020


Join Laurie as she shares a yucky stat about how many emails people get on average a day, and some ways to help reduce the overwhelm!

Want to organize your gmail? Go >>here<< and watch Kelly Stocker's videos, …

Children's Authors: You Don't HAVE To Do It All Yourself

October 12th, 2020


Join Laurie as she speaks with Lori Orlinsky and Alysson Bourque, the founders of 'Foreword Publicity'.

As indie authors we have to wear all the hats and do all the things! It's overwhelming, time consuming and it can …

Achieve Your Author Dreams In An Hour A Day!

October 7th, 2020


Join Laurie as she talks about time, how little we all have and how to make it as an author EVEN IF we only have an hour a day!

Grab the Author Tasks and Time Management List mentioned in the episode - free to make an …

Social Media Strategy with Nicole Filippone

October 5th, 2020


Join Laurie and author Nicole Filippone as they talk about the Facebook strategy that Nikki used to group her following from 200 to over 18000 in a …

Kickstarter Strategy with Nicole Filippone

September 28th, 2020


Join Laurie and author Nicole Filippone as they talk about book marketing, kickstarters and the ups and downs of the publishing journey.

Nikki is a …

Kickstarter as Marketing Tools! with Lindsay Kellar-Madsen

September 28th, 2020


Join Laurie and Lindsay as they talk about finding illustrators, funding kickstarters, and getting it all done at nap time!

Lindsay is  a mother of …

An Absolutely Epic Lesson in Perseverance: with Diane Elgin

September 28th, 2020


Join Laurie and author Diane Elgin as they talk about the ups and downs that happen when you take on book publishing!
Diane Elgin is currently a full …

Writing & Selling Children's books: with Matthew Ralph

September 28th, 2020


Join Laurie with author Matthew Ralph as they talk about handy ways to write (it's not what you think!), how to get in touch with influencers, and what to NOT do when you're just starting out!

Matthew Ralph is a British …

How to Use TikTok as a Promotion Tool: With Heather Robyn

September 28th, 2020


Join Laurie with author Heather Robyn as they talk about Heather's funny TikTok videos (how much time do those really take to make?!).

Heather teaches …

Marketing Tips & FLOPS!

September 28th, 2020


Join Laurie as she shares what other authors had to say about their own experiences!

Thank you to the following for your contributions to this …

Welcome to Season THREE!

September 2nd, 2020


How do children’s authors build strong book businesses and grow their impact? By hanging out with Laurie, here on the Writers Way! 

This season is for …

A Conversation about Race & Racism With Author Camryn Wells

June 23rd, 2020


Since the death of George Floyd I’ve been among the many people trying to learn more about race and racism, and vowing to do better.

It’s been eye opening for me. Also embarrassing. 

How is there so much that I didn’t …

Representation in Kidlit with Naibe Reynoso

April 6th, 2020


Naibe is Mexican-American Multi-Emmy award-winning journalist based in Los Angeles California, a speaker, and an author. She and Laurie talk books, …

Improve Your Post Engagement In ONE Step | Marketing Minutes

April 3rd, 2020


Here is ONE thing that you can do differently on your social media posts that will improve your audience engagement.

Not to mention, you've spent this week paying it forward to others which in the end helps you out too!

Fix Your Feed! | Marketing Minutes

April 2nd, 2020


You just want to focus on writing books for kids, but you know you need to market them too. 🤷Facebook is powerful because it's where everyone is!


Help Others, Help Yourself | Marketing Minutes

April 1st, 2020


Focusing on helping others, even a simple message, helps US too. 😊 We feel more grounded, and begin to focus on the things we can do, rather than the things we can't. Today is the second day in the activity ladder, and …

A Key To Connecting With Your Audience | Marketing Minutes

March 31st, 2020


While typical 'buy my book' marketing feels out of touch during a pandemic, it's actually not a great strategy at ANY time, crisis or not. 

Strengthening relationships & growing connections are ALWAYS a great way to …

Increase Productivity When The Kids Are Home

March 30th, 2020


Are your kids suddenly at home with you, making any kind of work seem impossible? Jo Ebisujima is an author, educator and a maker of fun!  She …

Audience Building: Connecting With Your Reader Community | Marketing Minutes

March 27th, 2020


Are you ready to build (or improve) your reader community? The final piece of the puzzle is what we talk about today. When and how often should you …

Audience Growth: Sharing With Your Community | Marketing Minutes

March 26th, 2020


Once you've thought about where you want your community to grow, who you want there with you, and how you'll show up, it's time to think about what it is you want to share. There are LOADS of options, and I highly …

Community building as Audience Growth | Marketing Minutes

March 25th, 2020


Let's plan, shall we? When you first start to build your community, who do you want there with you? What types of people - adults or kids? What types …

Amazon Ads Tip & Where Should You Build a Community? | Marketing Minutes

March 24th, 2020


All children’s authors should think about how they can incorporate community building into their marketing, or beef it up if it's already being done. …

Marketing Minutes - Should children's authors continue marketing during the pandemic?

March 23rd, 2020


What should children's authors do now, as the world tilts sideways? Should we continue creating and selling our books, or is it the time to give up?  …

How Bookbub Works - New Feature Deal

March 18th, 2020


How Bookbub Works - New Feature Deal 

Listen as Balachander Vijayakumar explains a new offering from Bookbub and how it went for him. 

Children's authors! If you don't have a clue what Bala is talking about, go back to …

How Does Bookbub Work For Children's Authors?

March 11th, 2020


How Does Bookbub Work For Children's Authors? with Andrea Kamenca

Author Andrea Kamenca joins Laurie on The Writer's Way to talk about her vast Bookbub experience!

How DOES it all work, anyway? 


Bookbub Review (and How to!) for Children's Authors - 067

March 4th, 2020


Bookbub Review (and How to!) for Children's Authors! [Podcast Audio 2020]

Free and discounted ebooks are great promotional tools for children's …

Publishing STEM Books For Kids - 066

February 26th, 2020


Publishing Stem Books For Kids with Tiffani Teachey!

She is a part-time author and a fulltime engineer. As an engineer with more than fifteen years of …

Rapid Release with Mary Nhin - 065

February 19th, 2020


Today I got to chat with Mary Nhin. She is a fabulously multitalented woman with multiple businesses, books, and more on the go! She's on a mission …

From Creating Movies to Writing Children's Books with Sarah and Rew Jones - 064

February 12th, 2020


From Creating Movies To Writing Children's Books, this power couple is making things happen.

Sarah & Rew Jones are a wife/husband duo with a background in filmmaking. They are incredibly creative and do it all …

Launching a Bedtime Podcast with Jordan Blair - 063

February 5th, 2020


Today I got the chance to talk to Jordan Blair, creator and host of the ‘Dreamful Podcast’.

Jordan started with a desire to write stories for kids …

Breaking World Records with Miriam Laundry - 062

January 29th, 2020


Breaking World Records with children's author Miriam Laundry! 

I wanted to hear from Miriam when I found out that she set a Guinness world record 5 years ago for the largest online book discussion in a 24-hour period.

Writing Tips For Beginners with Kate Woodard - 061

January 22nd, 2020


Writing Tips For Beginners with Kate Woodard.

Kate has the very best advice for writers! She says 'allow yourself to write crap'. Get in the habit of writing every day and eventually it won't be crap anymore!

A simple …

Lessons From Failure with Jeff Kubiak - 060

January 15th, 2020


This week we learn lessons from failure and how motivating that can be!

Jeff is a school Principal that didn't like school as a child and it's what …

Authors Helping Authors with Alva Sachs - 059

January 8th, 2020


Authors Helping Authors with Alva Sachs!

Having been a teacher for 16 years, Alva knows exactly what kids need. She says we need to respect where children are coming from, lift them up with support and understanding and …

Seasonal Children's Books with Kelly Grettler - New Years Special - 058

January 1st, 2020


Kelly returns to the Writer's Way podcast a year later to discuss her life and publishing journey over the last year as well as to reveal her opinions about writing and marketing seasonal children's books.

You'll love …

5 Steps to LinkedIn Success with Expert Rebecca P Morgan - 057

December 25th, 2019


With guest expert Rebecca P Morgan, you’re about to learn the benefits your writing business will reap when you utilize a LinkedIn account. Then you’ll learn 5 steps on how to set up your account effectively, plus a …

Pursuing your Purpose with Nicole Hoye - 056

December 18th, 2019


Pursuing Your Purpose: Canadian Vice-Principal Nicole Hoye has a very busy life, but she was still able to get her book published!

How? She says when …

12 Days of Marketing - Day 12 - Content Marketing

December 12th, 2019


12 Days of Marketing 🎁

Day 12 - Content Marketing! Can be confusing, but it's a great way to share about your book! Find out how!

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Never Give Up Your Dream! - 055

December 11th, 2019


Never Give Up Your Dream! 

Author Navnish Khera has some great advice for new children's writers: never stop dreaming and never stop taking action. 

She shares with me where she gets her ideas from and how her …

12 Days of Marketing - Day 11 - Thinking Outside the Box!

December 11th, 2019


12 Days of Marketing 🎁

Day 11 - I've got lots of ideas from my author friends to share so have a listen!

Authors -

Stacy Bauer -

12 Days of Marketing - Day 9 - Building Engagement with Pinterest

December 9th, 2019


12 Days of Marketing 🎁 

Day 9 - Using Pinterest to build your own engagement


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12 Days of Marketing - Day 4 - Superfans!

December 4th, 2019


12 Days of Marketing 🎁 

Day 4 - Link to the pdf I reference in here, for people to grab -->

and info from Day 3!

AND here is the pdf mentioned in the episode

Publishing Packages : One Author's Experience with Laura Camby McCaskill - 054

December 4th, 2019


Laura Camby McCaskill grew up watching her mom submit manuscripts to publishers, and then receive rejection letters, over and over again. 

When Laura …

12 Days of Marketing - Day 3 - Traffic!!!!!

December 3rd, 2019


12 Days of Marketing 🎁

Day 3 -

--> here is the pdf mentioned in the episode ❤️️


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Story Prompt 30 - Groundhog Day

November 30th, 2019


30 Story Ideas in 30 Days! Are You Ready For It?!

Story Prompt - 30 What happens if your character has to redo something over and over, why? How do they break free?

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Story Prompt 29 - Mystery

November 29th, 2019


30 Story Ideas in 30 Days! Are You Ready For It?!

Story Prompt 29 - Friends go for a treat after school and discover a mysterious note!

Send me a …

Story Prompt 28 - YouTube

November 28th, 2019


30 Story Ideas in 30 Days! Are You Ready For It?!

Story Prompt 28 - Children now dream of becoming a YouTube Star! It's not just my child, right?!

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Book promotion ideas with Charmaine Hammond - 053

November 27th, 2019


Get ready for brand new book promotion ideas with Charmaine Hammond!

Charmaine is a professional speaker, and an award-winning & international bestselling author. She also works with authors to help them learn how …

Story Prompt 27 - Arguments

November 27th, 2019


30 Story Ideas in 30 Days! Are You Ready For It?!

Story Prompt 27 - A child and the best friend have an argument! Or a child that argues all the time!

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Story Prompt 26 - Dinosaurs

November 26th, 2019


30 Story Ideas in 30 Days! Are You Ready For It?!

Story Prompt 26 - It's timeless! There's always that group of kids that know all the eras and names!

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Story Prompt 25 - Video Games!

November 25th, 2019


30 Story Ideas in 30 Days! Are You Ready For It?!

Story Prompt 25 -  Children vs Adult adoration for video games or perhaps they get trapped inside …

Story Prompt 24 - Spooky Noise!

November 24th, 2019


30 Story Ideas in 30 Days! Are You Ready For It?!

Story Prompt 24 - Children are home and it's stormy and there's a NOISE! What happens?

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Story Prompt 23 - Multiples!

November 23rd, 2019


30 Story Ideas in 30 Days! Are You Ready For It?!

Story Prompt 23 - Write about multiples that are exactly the same except one thing.....or maybe …

Story Prompt 22 - Pirates

November 22nd, 2019


30 Story Ideas in 30 Days! Are You Ready For It?!

Story Prompt 22 - Today's inspiration in one word: PIRATES!
Maybe they lost their boats, maybe they shrink!

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Story Prompt 21 - Spending Time with Family

November 21st, 2019


Story Prompt 21 - Write about a child's time with their parent/s and all its wonderful variations!

30 Story Ideas in 30 Days! Are You Ready For It?!

Story Prompt 20 - Halloween

November 20th, 2019


Story Prompt 21 - Write about Halloween! There's a lot of potential!

30 Story Ideas in 30 Days! Are You Ready For It?!

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Publish Your Own Activity Book with McCollonough Ceili - 052

November 20th, 2019


Watch me today chatting to an Irish American author who was asked by her family to write about a secluded island off the coast of Ireland. This initial project ignited a passion for writing activity books for children, …

Story Prompt 19 - Traditions

November 19th, 2019


Story Prompt 19 - Write about your family's traditions, about Christmas day, or something memorable from Christmas past! 

👉Find me at …

Story Prompt 18 - Shrinking and Expanding Adventures

November 18th, 2019


Story Prompt 18 : Shrinking and Expanding Adventures! Oh no! What will happen to the children?

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COACHING. 👉Wanna …

Story Prompt 17 - Are your kids like mine??

November 17th, 2019


Write a story about something your kids don't like to do...but switch it! Listen to find out how! Let me know what the consequences are!

30 Stories in 30 Days! Are you keeping up? Listen up for 30 amazing opportunities.

Story Prompt 16 - Get outside for inspiration!

November 16th, 2019


Come discover some tips to discover ideas naturally and how to catch them so they don't escape! Listen and let me know how it works!

30 Stories in 30 Days! Are you keeping up? Listen up for 30 amazing opportunities.

Ideas …

Story Prompt 15 - Sinking into another world

November 15th, 2019


What would happen if you got pulled into the snow? Have the voles made under snow cities? Is there a whole world to discover? Find out in the podcast …

Story Prompt 14 - The Halloween Candy Drama

November 14th, 2019


30 Stories in 30 Days! Are you keeping up? Listen up for 30 amazing opportunities.

Do you eat your children's candy? What would happen if you got …

Story Prompt 13 - How to get in the writing mood!

November 13th, 2019


30 Stories in 30 Days! Are you keeping up? Listen up for 30 amazing opportunities.

Ideas for teachers, parents, authors to aide in the creative juices!

How to Create a Publishing Company with Christine Reynebeau -051

November 13th, 2019


From stuck with a vanity press to building her own publishing company, you're going to be cheering for Christine by the end of this video!

She realized she needed to be more educated about the publishing business, got …

Story Prompt 12 - Glitter!

November 12th, 2019


30 Stories in 30 Days! Are you keeping up! There's still time to write your way into your next book!

Story Prompt 12 : Glitter! Is it a banned substance or the next great story?

Listen to learn more about this prompt!

Send …

Story Prompt 11 - Life with a Different Name

November 11th, 2019


30 Stories in 30 Days! Are you keeping up with the challenge?

Story Prompt 11: Life with a different name
What would life be like with a different …

Story Prompt 10 - Children in Adult Jobs

November 10th, 2019


30 stories in 30 days!

Story Prompt 10: Children in Adult Jobs
What would it be like for a child teacher to teach adult students? Maybe the kid is a …

Story Prompt 9 - The Lady Bug Story

November 9th, 2019


30 stories in 30 days!

Story Prompt 9: The Lady Bug Story
Kids love lady bugs! Does your lady bug grow, does it shrink, does it have an identity crisis? 

Listen to hear more ideas that you can use for writing about lady …

Story Prompt 8 - The World Beyond the Evergreen Trees

November 8th, 2019


30 stories in 30 days!

Story Prompt 8:
What does the world beyond the Evergreen trees look like? What happens there?
Listen to find out more!

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Story Prompt 7 - If I Had a Million Dollars

November 7th, 2019


30 Stories in 30 Days!

Day 7 of 30!
If I had a million dollars what would I do? Now translate that into something a child or an animal would desire to …

Story Prompt 6 - What If?

November 6th, 2019


30 Stories in 30 Days! How is the November Challenge going?

Story Prompt 6: What If?
Pick a location and ask yourself 'what if' over and over until you come up with a great story. You'll know it's good when you can't keep …

Story Prompt 5 - Welcome Baby!

November 5th, 2019


30 stories in 30 days!

Today's story prompt 5: Welcome Baby!
Get into the mind of a child and imagine what that child wants to teach the little baby who is new in this world. This can be a funny story or a serious one! So …

Story Prompt 4 - The Face-painting Transformation Escapade

November 4th, 2019


30 Story Ideas in 30 Days!

This is for students, teachers, writers, anyone who wants to write a story!

Today's story prompt: At a market or birthday party, the children are face-painted by a magical painter that ends up …

Story Prompt 3 - The Unexpected Park Adventure

November 3rd, 2019


30 Story Ideas in 30 Days!

This is for students, teachers, writers, anyone who wants to write a story!

Today's story prompt: Who or what will show up to the park and take the children on an adventure? 

Plus, a bonus …

Story Prompt 2 - The Transformation Adventure

November 2nd, 2019


Story Prompt #2: The Transformation Adventure! 

What kind of adventure would a child, a parent, a teacher go on when they transform into another …

Story Prompt 1 - The Unusual Pet Story

November 1st, 2019


30 Story Ideas in 30 Days! Are You Ready For It?!

I am officially now a Publisher, so send me your book and I will take a look at it. I may offer a reward for those who do so or I may publish your book!

Send me a …

Becoming a Full Time Writer with Dennis Mathew - 050

October 30th, 2019


Becoming A Full Time Writer For Kids! [2019] 

Dennis Matthew has published 2 books and made writing his full time job in just 8 months! How'd he do it?

Book Publishing Business with Amba Brown - 049

October 23rd, 2019


Talking with Amba Brown on the Writer's Way podcast!

You're going to love hearing this author's story, even though you might be surprised by what she has to say, especially if you're firmly entrenched in the traditional …

Specialty Children's Books with Hayley Rose - 048

October 16th, 2019


If you're in the need for some inspiration, Children's Author Hayley Rose is the lady to listen to!
Hayley has so much wisdom for authors including the gem "Keep going until you get that 'yes'!"
Enjoy learning about her …

Publishing Seasonal Children's Books with Scott Casperson - 047

October 9th, 2019


Find unique ways to market your book, unique places to carry your book, and your seasonal children's book will become popular! Children's author …

Seasonal Children's Books with Kelly Grettler - 046

October 2nd, 2019


Kelly returns to the Writer's Way podcast a year later to discuss her life and publishing journey over the last year as well as to reveal her opinions about writing and marketing seasonal children's books.

You'll love …

Twitter for Children's Authors with Jonathan Gunson - 045

September 25th, 2019


Today we feature children's author and Twitter guru Jonathan Gunson.

Discover what Twitter is all about, how to use it effectively, and most importantly, what NOT to do on Twitter or any social media platform. 

Then grab …

Get Published, Be Open to the Process, and Find Joy! with Camryn Wells - 044

September 18th, 2019


Find out how Camryn Wells started the road to publishing, was open to the process and discovered joy along the way!  

Her book, What Color Is Your …

5 Steps to LinkedIn Success with Expert Rebecca P Morgan - 043

September 4th, 2019


With guest expert Rebecca P Morgan, you’re about to learn the benefits your writing business will reap when you utilize a LinkedIn account. Then you’ll learn 5 steps on how to set up your account effectively, plus a …

Free Resources for Aspiring Children's Authors

August 21st, 2019


Discover the list of FREE resources to rely on when you’re starting out, so that you avoid going in to credit card debt!
Listen to this episode if a …

Marketing: Overcome The Biggest Obstacle to Selling Your Book - 041

August 14th, 2019


Children's authors open up about the biggest obstacle they face when self publishing a book for kids. Laurie shares 5 tips to market your book so that it actually SELLS! If you struggle with getting your book noticed, …

What Motivates You? - 040

August 7th, 2019


What motivates you to self-publish and market your book?
Sometimes it takes thick skin, and it ALWAYS takes perseverance to get things done in this industry.
Find out from Laurie Wright and other self-published authors …

How to Incorporate School Visits Into Your Writing Business, with D. Jude Miller - 039

July 31st, 2019


Daniel has some TERRIFIC tips for authors on how to start incorporating school visits into your business, how to maintain them and how to make them …

Is Your Book Idea Sucky or Stupendous? - 038

July 24th, 2019


Does the question of whether your children's book is any good stop you in your tracks?

Laurie discusses actionable steps to help you figure out whether your book is any good by doing market research on Amazon.

The Sucky …

From Plan To Published with Nathan Bateman Pt. 2 - 037

July 17th, 2019


This week, on episode 37 of the Writer's Way podcast, we feature part two of Nathan Bateman's plan to published journey!
If you missed out on part one, back and listen to episode 035.
Find out in this interview if he …

How to Overcome Writer's Block - 036

July 10th, 2019


This week on the Writer's Way Podcast, Laurie and other successfully published authors dispense their best advice on how to overcome writer's block …

From Plan to Published with Nathan Bateman Pt. 1 - 035

July 3rd, 2019


This week on the Writer's Way podcast! 

Laurie is starting a series, interviewing Nathan Bateman as he goes through his own journey of plan to published.

Join us for part one of this series as this brave man shares his …

Keep Writing Until You Finish It! Angela Murphy - 034

June 26th, 2019


She published a wonderful book on self-regulation in only EIGHT weeks!

Angela Murphy, educator and published author shares the ups and downs of …

How to Find an Illustrator for Your Picture Book! - 033

June 19th, 2019


How to find an illustrator for your picture book! An educational episode with host, Laurie Wright. 

Don't get stuck like Laurie did for 10 years because she didn't know how to find an illustrator for her picture book. …

Get Your Book Out There! Alison Klakowicz - 032

June 12th, 2019


What does this newly published author have to share with others just like her?

GO FOR IT!! DO IT! Get your book out there!

You're going to love hearing from Alison, because she's just like you. A mom in need of more time …

Successfully Published Author and Artist Paul Bennett - 031

June 5th, 2019


What a treat! I got to talk to a fantastic author, and get serenaded! #goals

Pauls' advice to new writers is to look at what others have done so you …

Crowdfunding and Self-Publishing Tips: Featuring Lisa Ferland - 030

May 29th, 2019


As a self-published author and crowdfunding consultant, Lisa Ferland knows all the ins and outs of these broad topics.

You DON'T want to miss this …

Your Passion for Your Message is Your Fuel! Featuring Katie Melko - 029

May 22nd, 2019


In the wise words of our wonderful podcast guest, Katie Melko, "Someone might need to hear your message today, so you should share it!" 👩

Throughout …

How to Publish a Kid's Book? Elizabeth Gerlach - 028

May 15th, 2019


Motivated to write a book as a tribute for her son, this writer is creating fantastic resources for parents, teachers and children who need to understand that no matter what, people are people! 

Benjamin was a happy …

Writing Is In Her Blood! Talking with Kristin Johnson - 027

May 8th, 2019


Writing was bred into this writer's blood!

For generations the women in Kristin Johnson's family have been writing books, and Kristin has followed …

Laurie's Origin Story: Becoming an Author - 025

May 1st, 2019


"After recording this podcast for 24 episodes, I think it’s time to tell you the story of how I got started as a children’s author.  Like many other writers, it started many many years ago..."

Show notes:

Laurie's Origin Story: Becoming a Best-Selling Author - 026

May 1st, 2019


"Welcome back Writers! On episode 26 I continue sharing my origin story! How DID I go from teaching, to momming, to bestselling author?!"

Show notes:

Sponsored by …

Hero's Journey with Randy Whiteside - 024

April 3rd, 2019


Randy Whiteside is a creative writer and artist whose hero's journey started in grade SIX! 

Like most adults, there came a time to choose between two …

'Stupid Confident' Self-published Author! Talking to Sherry Selley - 023

March 27th, 2019


Between hosting empowerment events for women and children in two Canadian cities and being a childcare worker for over 18 years, Sherry Selley always has a project on the go!

Sherry's work has been featured on local news …

How to Self-Publish POWERHOUSE Writer! With Allison LaFleur - 022

March 20th, 2019


12 books in a YEAR!

While working and parenting.

You are going to love Allison's story, and be AMAZED at what she's managed to accomplish in just a year. 

Motivated by stories passed down through her parents, Allison …

Publish a Book and Make the World a Better Place! Colleen Brunetti - 021

March 13th, 2019


Colleen had a class project to complete, and figured why not do a book for kids?

Colleen saw the anxiety food allergies and intolerances were giving …

Self-Publishing Talk - Push the Button! With Ryan Schroeder - 020

March 6th, 2019


Coming from a family of educators, it was a natural progression for this author to write and do speaking engagements. 

Ryan learned early on that he liked to bring joy and laughter to others, and he continues to do just …

The Struggle of Self-Publishing, with Sheri Wall - 019

February 27th, 2019


Thank goodness for Sheri's husband (and #1 cheerleader) who gave her the push to get her book OUT there, and then ANOTHER push when the first attempt didn't quite go as planned. 

You'll recognize yourself in Sheri if you …

You ALREADY Have What You Need to Self-publish! With Demetra Yuvanu - 018

February 20th, 2019


A born searcher, Demi wrote a book on the principles she learned from her searches.

Wanting to share with children the lessons she wished she'd learned as a child, Demi set out to publish her book knowing that the …

Musician Turned Author, Talking With Dennis McGregor - 017

February 13th, 2019


A man known as a national treasure didn't start as an author. First Rock N Roll ruined his life, then he fell into poster art. 

An artist first, …

Self-publish a Book Inspired by REAL LIFE! Mike Suarez! - 016

February 6th, 2019


A surprising medical diagnosis was the motivation for this father of two to write a book that would be a resource for other families. 

In secret he …

Once Avoided Writing, Now LOVES Self-publishing! With Don Dione - 015

January 30th, 2019


Don needed books to share with his soccer students, and so he wrote some! 

Along the way he learned some great lessons about creating, producing and selling books, and I know other writers will learn a lot from his …

Wrote What Was In Her HEART and Self-published a book! Andrea Kamenca - 014

January 22nd, 2019


From sales, to marketing, to healthcare technology, this author has tried a bit of everything! 

Her story will sound familiar if you were also in a …

Write a BEST-Selling Book! Kristy Hammill - 013

January 9th, 2019


Meet Kristy Hammill!

She has quite the story.

Her sister dragged her (not really, it was a fun sister date) to a course on self-publishing just over a year ago.

She was so inspired, she went home and wrote a book!

In the 12 …

Helped Her Young Daughter Self-publish TWO books! Bridgette Bastien - 012

January 2nd, 2019


What's a mom to do?

Emily is a high achieving writer with BIG goals of writing and publishing books.
She's also 9.

Her mom, Bridgette, promised to help and then had to actually KEEP that promise.

After talking with …

A Little Girl With HUGE Self-Publishing Accomplishments! Emily Bastien - 011

December 19th, 2018


It was a lot of fun talking to Emily, a 9 year old year old author or TWO published books. 

She has dreams and goals, and places to go via jet-pack!

Small Goals Lead to BIG Results in Self-Publishing! Becky Cummings - 010

December 12th, 2018


Meet author Becky Cummings!

As a teacher, Becky felt kids were not getting everything they needed to know for true success in the classroom setting.

So she decided to do something about it!

Some of Becky's wisdom is to …

Combined His Love of Food and His NEED To Write! Reid Kaplan - 009

December 5th, 2018


Author Reid Kaplan has a HUGE heart, and is giving back with every book sale, in a way we can all relate to.

He's giving back with FOOD. 

Reid has always known he wanted to write a book, he just wasn't expecting it to be …

Published a Picture Book for Busy Adults! Erica R. Maier - 008

November 28th, 2018


Introducing Erica R. Maier

(I never had voice envy until I met this lady!)

Erica is a voiceover talent, owner of Reframe It! Mindset Motivation, and author of "Reframe It! Rethinking Your Reactions to Life's Annoyances” …

MOTIVATION from Self-published Teenager Teagan Adams! - 007

November 21st, 2018


Teagan Adams is a sixteen-year-old serial entrepreneur, TEDx speaker, author, and podcast host. (SIXTEEN years old, people!)

He started his …

Her Kids Were INSPIRATION for Publishing a Book! Jaclyn Coy - 006

November 14th, 2018


Kids are an endless source of inspiration.

This author published her first two books after having kids, and realizing how life changes when you are a mom.

Sometimes you LOOVEEEE them SOOOO much!
Sometimes you think they …

Know Your Big WHY and Self-Publish a Book! April Cox - 005

November 7th, 2018


Introducing April Cox!

An author determined to put quality over cost, and to help other authors figure out their first steps.

April is enterprising, creative and is thoroughly enjoying every step of the publishing ride.

If You Can't Find the Book you NEED, Self-Publish it! Paula Lancaster - 004

October 31st, 2018


It's not always a dream that we have from the time we are little.

Sometimes it’s born of necessity, because the thing we REALLY NEED doesn't exist yet.

Become An EXPERT At Self-Publishing! Diane Alber - 003

October 24th, 2018


I will never tire of saying these two words to my beloved author friends: THANK YOU. 
Thank you for sharing with me with your problems
Thank you for …

DITCH Your Doubt and Self-Publish! Kelly Grettler - 002

October 17th, 2018


I met her online when she was regrouping after a failed partnership.

She was unsure, brand new to publishing & doubting herself.

Our friendship grew as we both walked the same path and encountered similar situations.

Build the Confidence to Self-Publish! Amanda Cottrell - 001

October 10th, 2018


It's not always the biggest wins which cause the most impact or make the most waves.

Sometimes it’s the tiny things, miniscule baby steps that move …

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