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Debbie Lillard – Author

Be patient with yourself I was a stay at home mom with three children back in 2006. My little business was three years old and it was part-time. I was a professional organizer and saw clients about once or twice a week for a few hours each. I had always loved to write and speak. […]

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Nancy Virden – Writer

You will never be younger than you are today I always wanted to write a book, but did not know what to write about. It was always “someday” -someday I would figure it out, someday I would start. What made you decide to finally realize your lifelong dream? In 2011, I was at the point […]

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Jonita Mullins – Author

Step out of your comfort zone I was working as an executive director of a nonprofit organization. It was a one woman operation in Muskogee, OK. It started the organization because of my interest in historic preservation. When we lost our major financial supporter, the board of directors could no longer pay my salary. I […]

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Carol Gee – Author

Follow Your Passion Growing up, while I imagined someday writing the great American novel, my mother and the women in my village saw me, chalk in hand poised over a blackboard. Back then, teaching was one of the few career choices available to women in general, and to women of color in particular. I wrote sporadically. […]

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Rebecca Lacy – Writer

Take the pressure off yourself I always wanted to be a writer. In fact, it was one of my earliest dreams. As a child, I wrote stories for my own pleasure, and even unsuccessfully submitted a couple to magazines. Somewhere along the line I went astray. I got an MBA and spent the first part […]

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Donna W. Hill – Author

Passion Makes Our Lives Special Ever since 6th grade, when I realized that the musical My Fair Lady had different writers for the original play, the music, the lyrics and the adapted version, I wanted to write a novel that had music associated with it. I wanted to do it all myself. In 2013 at […]

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C. L. Talmadge – Author

Just be your dream I always wanted to write what I thought was just one novel. I started thinking about this at age 13, when the mother of my best friend put Taylor Caldwell’s A Pillar of Iron in my hand and told me I could write a book like this. I didn’t start writing […]

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Andrew Bloom – Writer

Give it your best shot and see what happens I used to work in the medical field selling operating room equipment. Now I’m a writer working on my third book. I always liked writing but I didn’t ever think I would be published. The fact that a publisher thought it was good enough to publish […]

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Dr. Ruth Nemzoff – Writer

It takes a village to do anything… At 66-years-old I got my first book contract, and at age 7o I received the second for Don’t Roll Your Eyes: Making In-Laws into Family. I served three terms in the New Hampshire State Legislature. At 50, I became a professor. It has always been my goal to […]

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Liz Barker

Liz Barker – Author

Take the Leap of Faith For many years I harbored a dream—to write my non-fiction memoir of an extraordinarily difficult small window of time in my life. A time where both I and my family were challenged by fate and death. I battled and won. For years, I wanted to tell the story. I finally […]

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Lisa Kroulik

Lisa Kroulik – Writer

I have known I wanted to be a writer since I was eight years old I will always be grateful to my third grade teacher, Mrs. Fisher, for instilling the love of writing in me at such a young age. While other kids were out riding their bikes, I was sitting in my bedroom typing […]

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