VoicePenPurpose Podcast

Each episode Amy R Brooks will talk with a newly published author or a writer who is just starting their book journey. Listeners can eavesdrop on conversations about identifying the ideal reader, writing when you don't want to, finding the perfect editor, working with cover designers, formatting for print vs. ebooks, and so much more! Amy also interviews industry experts from time to time so you can learn tips and tricks to save you time and money as you work on your book.
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Apr 28, 2017

Shirley Hubbard is planning an anthology of stories about shame that is similar in scope to Amy's new book, Stuff I've Never Told Anyone: Finding Power in the Shadow of Shame.

They discuss what worked well for Amy and how Shirley can use a some of the same structures to provide a safe space for her contributing authors. Listen in if you've ever wanted to submit a story to a book collection or if you've ever wanted to organize and publish one yourself.

It's a lot of work, but a very worthwhile project!


Find out more about Shirley's coaching programs at:

FB: Shirley Hubbard
IG: shirl_hubbard


Check out to find out more about Amy and how you can work with her on your next book project.

Apr 17, 2017

Join me and Ryan as we discuss the pros and cons of traditional publishing, how to use researched material in book writing, and more. This is a great episode for anyone who wants to write nonfiction books that changes with the times. Listen in and you'll see what I mean!

Contact Ryan and find out more about his books:


Shoot me an email and tell me about YOUR book idea!


Apr 10, 2017

Do you want to show up in spaces that matter? Tabby Biddle is working to advance women's rights through her work at the United Nations, get more female representation on TED and TEDx stages, and up your visibility through her group programs. You can learn more about her journey in her book, Find Your Voice A Woman's Call to Action, but first listen in to our conversation about showing up even when you don't feel like an authority...yet.


Tabby is an amazing thought leader and an inspiring role model for women who are ready to take a step in the direction of bigger living. I want you to visit her website to learn about all of the ways you can connect with her. It's your time to shine!


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Write on!


Apr 9, 2017

Rachel Hinkle heard about the VoicePenPurpose book project: Stuff I've Never Told Anyone: Finding Power in the Shadow of Shame and decided to contribute a short story about her own life.

The project was super specific and all contributions were anonymous, so it's interesting to hear why Rachel was attracted to book and why she decided to write what she did.

Listen in and get ideas for a book project of your own!


Stuff I've Never Told Anyone: Finding Power in the Shadow of Shame will be available on Amazon later this month (April 24th). All profits from the sale of the book will be donated to The House of Ruth.

For more information about this book and some of the other books available through VoicePenPurpose Publishing, go to