Igniting Souls Tribe/AAE, Voiceless

Voiceless Had It’s 1st Birthday!

A year ago this fall, a lifelong dream became a reality. I completed a 16 year project. Voiceless, Spencer’s Story-A Mother’s Journey Raising A Son With Significant Needs. I can’t believe it has been a year already! The experience of becoming a published author, throwing a launch party, speaking at the Igniting Souls conference, partaking in podcasts, a radio interview, and holding book signings has been a whirlwind of excitement.

As 2017 began, I entered the work force again, as I had taken months off to finish the book. I birthed the book (release) and then didn’t take care of my baby (marketing) so well. As my mentor Kary Oberbrunner says, “Are you tired of being hacked by everyday life?” My answer would be “yes”. Though it is a part of life, 2017 seemed to be full of hacks, one after another. Without going into details, I can say that I haven’t marketed the book to the extent that I desired.

Looking forward, 2018 will be filled with excitement as well. Brian and I will be getting married. Wedding plans are underway. I am seeking full-time employment and am completing  Kary’s Ghostwriter Program. I will be a certified editor, proofreader, and Ghostwriter this month! I still plan on marketing Voiceless one step at a time, little bits at a time. Something exciting is happening Jan 10th. Details soon. I really want to start my second book, but there are a few things I need to do first before I go down that rabbit trail. So often I feel like I am going down one rabbit trail after another, never getting to my destination. Anyone? This year I will simplify and gain clarity! What’s that saying, “Imperfect progress is still progress.” Thank you Lysa Terkerst!

Because marketing is not my strong area of expertise, there are suggestions below as to how you can help. I know you are all busy, but if a thought crosses your mind and you can do one of these, it is mostly about spreading our story by word of mouth. Money is not my motive, but getting our story to those that need it is my goal. It is a journey of perseverance, overcoming, and hope. Something I think the world needs more of.

1. REVIEW VOICELESS ON AMAZON. If you have read it, can you take about 5 minutes to write a review? When bookstores pull it up online, if it has lots of great reviews, it improves my chance of getting it on bookshelves.

2. IF YOU KNOW SOMEONE IN YOUR LIFE WHO HAS HAD BRAIN TRAUMA, OR LONG TERM ILLNESS, OR ENCEPHALITIS…RECOMMEND VOICELESS. It is available on amazon.com, n.com

https://amzn.to/2d3VsWf paperback

https://amzn.to/2d6HwOk  kindle

and the Tattered Cover @ Denver, LoDo, and Aspen Grove locations. I also, always have copies. It is also in the Parker, Castle Rock, and Highlands Ranch libraries.

It can be ordered directly from me, https://www.angeladee.life via paypal.

3. IF YOU HAVE READ THE BOOK AND CAN RELATE TO IT SOMEHOW, I WOULD LOVE TO HEAR FROM YOU PERSONALLY. REACH OUT VIA EMAIL. Authorangeladee@gmail.com

Feedback, positive or negative is important in helping me with my future writing endeavors!

I am really excited for 2018. Are you? My word for the year is Spiritual Creativity. I expect it to take me on many fun adventures with beautiful souls out there. Will you be one of those to rediscover your creative side, your passions, your dreams? I hope so, and I encourage you to BE BRAVE and DREAM BIG! As Kary O says, “I believe in you!”

Happy New Year!

Igniting Souls Tribe/AAE

Igniting Souls Conference 2016

fb_img_1477273183965Kary Obebrunner is IGNITING SOULS! Through his writing, speaking, and coaching, he helps individuals and organizations clarify who they are, why they are here, and where they should invest their time and energy.

Kary struggled finding his own distinct voice and passion. As a young man, he suffered from severe stuttering, depression, and self-injury. Today a transform man, Kary invest his time helping others experience on hack ability and work and life.

He is the founder of redeem the day, which serves the business community, and igniting Souls, which serves the nonprofit Community. He and his wife Kelly are blessed with 3 amazing children and live outside Columbus, Ohio.fb_img_1477273455774

I was privileged to share the stage with this man last weekend, as I presented my book, had my first book signing, and sold copies. Author Academy Elite began in 2014. Last year, six authors finished and presented their books. This year 31 authors finished and presented their books! The program is growing quickly as it is an affordable option to self publishing with a workable program and guidance all along the way. Weekly coaching calls, a wealth of resources, and the best accountability group in the world! Igniting Souls Tribe is the most positive encouraging group of individuals I have ever been involved with. Kary wants to ignite one million souls by 2020. He has a big vision and because he has such a servant’s heart and is skilled at marketing, I have no doubt that he will reach his moonshot!

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I look forward to watching the growth this year as Kary and his tribe pass on the heat and flame to others. God led me to this group of people and for that I am truly humbled and grateful.

Igniting Souls Tribe/AAE

Finally!

3I finally finished a 16 year project and got my book up on Amazon.com. It has been a journey for sure, and I am so relieved to have it completed. There has been much resistance and storms along the way, but I was not going to give up.

My parents read the proof over the weekend and then I took that first copy over to Spencer. He looked at the cover and then fell asleep. Maybe when we start reading it next week he will show a bit more interest.

I have my first speaking engagement on Saturday at our new small town library. I will be among 6 other  local authors, speaking about Voiceless and selling books. I will also be speaking at the Igniting Souls Conference in Columbus, OH in October. The program that I worked along with Kary Oberbrunner, Author Academy Elite, gives new authors an opportunity to try out their wings. I am among the 25 authors who have finished their book this year and we will all be giving a 3 minute presentation.  I’m excited!

Hardback and paperback copies will also be available on Barnesandnoble.com in a couple weeks. For now, you can get paperback and kindle version on https://amzn.to/2d3VsWf. Enjoy!