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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May 31, 2017

In this episode, I talk with Charique Turner Richardson about her book idea. As a business coach, she wants to convey powerful information to her clients without overwhelming them. She knows they are busy, busy, busy! 

This begs the question of all listeners: how can you share your wisdom with your audience when you know that they are on the go? What can you do to meet your reader where they are?

Tune in to see what easy solutions we come up with!


Reach out to Charique and learn more about her coaching:


Let me know if you're ready to go to Costa Rica and BIRTH YOUR BOOK this summer!


May 26, 2017

In this episode, I quiz Jose on all of the scenarios that come up for new writers who don't know where to start when it comes to promoting their book.

Listen in on all of the SUPER practical tips he gives that you can use TODAY. No need to delay; start promoting your book even before it's done!


Find out more about Jose and his company on the following platforms:

Facebook @smartlocaldigital
Instagram @jayquiroz


I'd love to hear from you, too!

May 25, 2017

In this episode, I am looking back on all of the writing Megan has already completed on her forthcoming book, Wild & Holy. She is staying open to whatever tweaks and additions she needs to make to create the best book...or books. Things take a shocking turn during our interview!

Listen in to hear more about how your book might end up becoming so much more than you expected!


If you want to reach out to Megan and find out more about her Wild & Holy adventures, you can catch up with her at any of the locations below:

I'd love to hear from you, too! 

May 17, 2017

In this episode,  I discuss how to promote your book prior to its publication with media specialist Zerline Hughes! She covers all of the ins and outs of hashtags and how to use social media to build a following for your new book!

You do NOT want to miss this; it's time to work smarter- not harder! Use social media to your advantage!


After listening to Zerline, you can reach out to her here:

Twitter: @zerlinehughes

#zumbawithz #notthesetwo @mediamingle

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May 17, 2017

In this episode, Sage and I talk about her new book Naked Communication and how impacts relationships. The scope of her book is super focused so that she can deep-dive into the topic with her readers. 

What is your books' topic? How are you helping to solve a specific problem for your clients or readers? Tune-in and get clarity about how your book can make the biggest difference in people's lives.


Want to work with Sage? See below what she has to offer and check out her book if you need to repair and expand your relationships!



PLUS....Here's a BONUS "how to ask for what you want cheat sheet" from Sage!


P.S. Amy would LOOOOVE to hear from you at


May 4, 2017

In this episode, I talk with Leann Rhodes about her inspirational memoir, Rise Up, Shine On. She shares why she decided to write her book, why she decided to use a ghostwriter (me!), and how it changed her life. 

Leann is very candid about the work and rewards of writing a book. Her insights will help you set expectations about the process and prepare for the positive shifts that can happen once you become an author.


She is also a contributing author in the new anthology, Stuff I've Never Told Anyone: Finding Power in the Shadow of Shame. Her story, along with many other stories from women, examine how we can rise up and live a full life even when circumstances challenge our feelings of self-worth. Powerful message, powerful project. All book proceeds are being donated to the House of Ruth shelter for women and children.


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