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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Jan 25, 2018
Quinn Alexander Fontaine shares what he’s learned along his incredible journey of transformation and finding his true identity. As a proud TRANSguy, a published author and an inspirational comic, Quinn is a dynamic speaker. His first-ever book, HUNG LIKE A SEAHORSE: A Real-Life Transgender Adventure of Tragedy, Comedy, and Recovery, made multiple International Best Seller lists within 48 hours of its launch.
In this episode, he shares all the bumps and trials along the way and how he’s learned to overcome adversity and becoming comfortable in his own skin.
His first international tour begins in Santa Fe, New Mexico and will last for 6 months. You can get info on his website about upcoming appearances as they are announced.
You don’t want to miss this episode of Voice Pen Purpose!


You can connect with Quinn at:





Nov 16, 2017

Sandra, a published author, shares her exciting and unique experiences (like taking a 49 day around the South Pacific on a container ship) that have led to writing several books.

Tune in to hear what it was like traveling on a container ship and other stories from Sandra’s oceanic experiences and how those have influenced her writing. She also shares thoughts and tips from her experience and an author for those working on books of their own. You don’t want to miss this episode!

Sandra Shaw Homer has lived in Costa Rica for 27 years and in 2010 decided to take the leap of a lifetime -- a 49-day trip around the South Pacific on a container ship. She says you have to love the ocean, which rings through beautifully in her book about her experience, "Letters from the Pacific." Since then, she's "freightered" to Europe and back ("Journey to the Joie de Vivre") and along the coast of South America. In between her travels, she has been working on a memoir of her life here, "Evelio's Garden," which she hopes to see published next year. Several poems and works of creative non-fiction have been published in literary journals.


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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! 

Mar 22, 2017

Lady Rhonda wrote The Potluck Blueprint to bring together women through Scripture, food, and fellowship. After hearing the whisper over five years ago, she fulfilled her calling to write a book that God had placed in her heart. 

She encourages everyone to listen to the voices that tell you to share your story. Go inward and look for guidance and support and watch the miracles unfold!


You can find out more about The Potluck Blueprint and Lady Rhonda at and you can buy the book HERE!


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Mar 4, 2017

What if you've been talking about a topic and you KNOW you have great content that could help an even wider audience? Write a book! 

Meet Kelly Smith, she was a public speaker for many years before she decided to tackle her book dream. Now she has released her first book, Jane in the Jungle and she joins the show to share her winding journey to authorship.

There is so much to learn from each author's path, so tune in to this episode and see what lessons may apply to you as you get closer to penning your book.


You can reach Kelly at

and you can purchase her dynamic book on Amazon using this handy link:


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