Please join us for an exciting Part 2 episode of “Launch Pad: The Countdown To Writing Your Book” with authors and contributors Susanne Dunlap, Stacy Juba, and Meredith Stoddard.
“Launch Pad: The Countdown To Writing Your Book” by authors Emma Dhesi and Grace Sammon – Looking for just the right balance of inspiration, skill building, and a toolbox of writing craft tips? Join us here for LAUNCH PAD: The Countdown to Writing Your Book! From the inspiring words of The Story Summit’s Amy Ferris to the practical suggestions of award-winning authors, this book, the first in a series of three on writing, publishing, and marketing your book, will help you get it right! If you’re intimidated by the thought of outlining your novel or creating rich and complex characters, LAUNCH PAD has you covered. If you want to learn the secret to writing a great scene, not only does LAUNCH PAD show you how to structure it like a pro, but it explains how to add the right amount of conflict or suspense, so your readers keep reading. Each focused chapter brings authors and would-be-authors closer to the creation of a story well told and ready for publication. The brainchild of entrepreneur, author, and speaker, Grace Sammon, this book series builds on the wildly popular radio show LAUNCH PAD – celebrating book releases and the authors who create them. With countdown tips, ways to connect directly to the authors, and bonus downloadable planning sheets, LAUNCH PAD delivers a craft book that speaks right to you. Led by Emma Dhesi, the internationally recognized author, book coach, and podcaster with a lifetime of experience in helping writers like you improve their craft, and Grace Sammon, LAUNCH PAD helps you navigate through the emotional rollercoaster of finishing your novel.
Susanne Dunlap, author of “The Courtesan’s Daughter” – Susanne Dunlap is a historical novelist and Author Accelerator Certified Book Coach. Her love of history began in academia with a Ph.D. in music history from Yale. She soon decided it was much more fun to spin stories based on the remarkable figures and times she discovered than to write peer-reviewed articles, and published her first historical novel with Touchstone Books of Simon and Schuster in 2005. She made the move into young adult fiction in 2010 and published four YA historical novels with Bloomsbury Children’s. In 2019, Susanne stumbled into the orbit of Jennie Nash, CEO of Author Accelerator, took both the fiction and the nonfiction courses and became certified in both. It turned out that helping writers write the best books they’re capable of and realize their cherished dream of becoming an author was a role made for Susanne, as the many testimonials from her clients in both fiction and nonfiction attest. Today, Susanne continues to write and has a thriving business as a book coach in Biddeford, Maine, and considers herself the most fortunate of people to have a life completely immersed in books and writing.
Stacy Juba, author of “Fooling Around With Cinderella” – Stacy Juba, the founder of Shortcuts for Writers, helps fiction and creative nonfiction writers of all levels who want to simplify the writing and editing process so they can save time and money. She published her first novel at age eighteen, and over the years has written sweet and sassy chick lit novels, mysteries about determined women sleuths, and entertaining books for young adults and children. Her novels have been ranked as #5 and #11 in the Nook Store and #30 on the Amazon Kindle Paid List. Stacy is also a freelance developmental editor and line editor, a creator of online courses for writers, and an award-winning journalist who has published more than 3,000 articles.
Meredith Stoddard, author of “The River Maiden: Once & Future Book 1“ – Meredith R. Stoddard writes folklore-inspired fiction from her writing shed in Virginia. She studied literature and folklore at the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill before working as a corporate trainer and instructional designer. Her love of storytelling is inspired by years spent listening to stories at her grandmother’s kitchen table. She also helps authors create repeatable processes for productive writing.