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January Podcasts Bring Listeners a Diverse Series to Start the New Year

Writers in the Sky January Podcasts to Feature New Works of Fiction, a Guide for Writers, and a Memoir of Spiritual Growth

Nashville, TN, December 24, 2009—The Writers in the Sky podcast will begin the New Year with an exciting month of interviews that offers a great variety of program topics. The year starts with a work of fiction that explores a difficult mother and daughter relationship, and the struggle to overcome a cycle of abuse. The following week brings a conversation with a couple who will share how they have expanded their consciousness through interactions with angels. The month continues when special guest Mignon Fogarty, also known as Grammar Girl, joins the podcast to discuss her work to help writers improve their craft. Next, the podcast will welcome a new author who will share a heartbreaking coming-of-age story. The month of January ends with a book that teaches children to maintain hope and a positive attitude in the face of challenges.

On New Year’s Day, WITS author’s assistant Sarah Moore will sit down with author K. L. Lewis to discuss her new release Kendra’s Pearl. This novel follows the childhood of Kendra Haywood, who loses her dad to a motorcycle accident at a young age and then lives as the focus of her mother’s abuse and resentment. During the interview, Ms. Lewis will discuss why she decided to focus on such an emotional topic, the message she hopes readers will take away from Kendra’s Pearl, and why she believes emotional abuse by mothers is so prevalent. Please visit the Amazon website to purchase Kendra’s Pearl.

Yvonne Perry will interview Rich and Denise Tuminello on January 8 about their new book, Talking with Angels. This book is part spiritual memoir and part handbook for those who are looking to expand their own consciousness. Talking with Angels details Rich’s introduction to, and subsequent enrichment through, The Monroe Institute in Virginia. The second half of the book reads much like a diary and both Rich and Denise share their experiences with angels and other spirits. The husband and wife writing team will be discussing how the techniques they practice lead to spiritual enlightenment, why they were compelled to share their story, and what the listeners can do to begin their own journey. To purchase Talking with Angels, please visit the Amazon website.

The podcast series continues on January 15 when Yvonne Perry will welcome our very special guest, Mignon Fogarty, to the program. Many listeners will recognize Ms. Fogarty as Grammar Girl, as her popular website has helped a countless number of authors through the writing and editing process. Ms. Fogarty will be discussing her book, Grammar Girl’s Quick and Dirty Tips to Better Writing, as well as the work she does on her website. She will share some of the most common mistakes that writers make with their grammar and how listeners can use the resources she provides to improve their own work. Grammar Girl’s Quick and Dirty Tips to Better Writing can be purchased by visiting the Amazon website.

On January 22, special contributor Amanda McCurley will interview R. A. Riekki, author of the novel U.P. The book, which takes place in the Upper Peninsula of Michigan, tells the coming-of-age story of four teenage boys. Each young man offers his own narrative to a world that is often violent and heartbreaking. The author will discuss any personal connections to the area of the country that is the focus of the book, why the teenage characters were the chosen demographic, and what readers should take away from the novel. To purchase U.P., please visit the Amazon website.

The final podcast of the month will be on January 29 and will feature a discussion between Yvonne Perry and author Barbara Techel. They will be discussing Barbara Techel's second book: Frankie, the Walk 'N Roll Therapy Dog Visits Libby's House. In this children’s story, readers get to know the true story of a dachshund that becomes paralyzed after a spinal injury. Frankie receives a customized wheelchair and shares a positive attitude that will give hope to anyone who is facing challenges. Barbara Techel will be discussing the real Frankie who served as the inspiration for her book, the series of stories in which Frankie is featured, and what impact she hopes Frankie’s story will have on her young readers. Please visit the Amazon website to purchase any of the books in the Frankie the Walk ‘n’ Roll Dog series.

“I couldn’t be happier with the way that we are starting a new year of podcasts,” shares Yvonne Perry, owner of Writers in the Sky Creative Writing Services, which produces the podcast. “The variety of guests is a great representation of the variety of writers with whom we get to work every day.”

About Writers in the Sky: Writers in the Sky blog, podcast, and newsletter is a three-fold production filled with information about writing, publishing, and book publicity created by Yvonne Perry as part of Writers in the Sky Creative Writing Services (

Listening to Writers in the Sky Podcast on a computer is easy. Go to On the right sidebar there is a list of archived shows. Click on the interview you would like to hear and it will open a post that has a link to the audio file.

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