Jeannie Blackmer is the author of three books on the topics of confident mothering, celebrating the roll of “boy mom” and stories of perseverance for women. She has been encouraging women through her blog posts on a variety of Christian websites and her work published in Guideposts, Today’s Christian Woman, Thriving Family, and MomSense. Jeannie has bachelor’s and master’s degrees in journalism from the University of Colorado in Boulder. She’s married to Zane and they have three adult sons who, for now, all reside in Boulder, CO. She’s celebrating launch day today – Nov. 1, 2017 – of her fourth book, Talking To Jesus.
IF YOU’VE EVER BEEN CURIOUS ABOUT SELF-PUBLISHING, THIS IS THE EPISODE FOR YOU.
In this interview, Jeannie talks about how her dream to write complemented her desire to work from home once she had young children. She shares some of the early baby steps that helped get her feet wet in the writing/publishing world, and what you need to know if you want to self-publish a book, like she did with Talking to Jesus.
If you’ve ever wondered about how to get started writing or self-publishing or how God shows up in even the little details, I’m sure you’re going to enjoy this conversation.
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MENTIONED ON THE SHOW:
Talking to Jesus Blog Tour – Nov. 1-10, 2017
Wonder Workshops with Brad Montague
The Story Podcast
Message Jeannie via Facebook if you’d like to purchase “Talking to Jesus” in bulk with a 20% discount.
Bird by Bird: Some Instructions on Writing and Life by Anne Lamott
Writing Down the Bones: Freeing the Writer Within by Natalie Goldberg
On Writing by Stephen King
Communicating for a Change: Seven Keys to Irresistible Communication by Andy Stanley
Talking to Jesus by Jeannie Blackmer
Now to him who is able to do immeasurably more than all we ask or imagine, according to his power that is at work within us, to him be glory in the church and in
Christ Jesus throughout all generations, for ever and ever! Amen.
~ Ephesians 2:30 (NIV)
The heart of man plans his way,
but the Lord establishes his steps.
~ Proverbs 16:9 (ESV)
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