Episode 79: A Different Path with Jody Clark

January 13, 2019

All In with Pauline Hawkins

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Jody Clark grew up in the Kittery and York area of southern Maine. Contrary to the traditional path, he started off writing screenplays; when that didn’t work out, he turned those stories into novels. He now has four novels to his credit, using stories from his life and the scenic locations from his beloved state as the backdrop for his fiction.

Three songs that would be on the soundtrack of his life: 1st song: “Just Like Heaven” by The Cure; 2nd song: “Pictures of You” by The Cure; 3rd song: “The World Is…” by Matthew Ryan.

To purchase copies of Jody’s books, go to: https://www.vacationlandbooks.com/

Post Production Note: There’s no denying that in order to be a writer, one must go all in. There’s no risk involved with having a great idea, but not everyone can turn those ideas into novels and then release them into the world. In this way, Jody Clark is a great example of going all in. Jody has found his niche: As a self-published author, he can completely control everything about his stories, which seems to be the perfect fit for him.

However, whether you self-publish or have a publisher, you will have to learn how to market your book. Book signing tours are part of the package either way. John Grisham is one well-known novelist who started his career with A Time to Kill, a self-published novel. He went all in by touring the country, on his own, and selling books out of the trunk of his car.

I also want to add that being all in is about focusing all your energy on positive outcomes, understanding what you have control over and what you don’t, manifesting the vision, recognizing open doors when they present themselves, respecting people and their experiences, and being grateful for the opportunities that come your way. ~ Pauline

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Episode 34: The Kingdom with Steven Szmyt

January 9, 2018

All In with Pauline Hawkins

Steven Szmyt

Steven Szmyt, author of The Kingdom, talks about his novel, his writing process and journey, and the literal dreams that made him fulfill his desire to be a writer. Steven is a native New Englander and lives in Portsmouth, New Hampshire with his wife and two daughters.

Three songs that would be on the soundtrack of his life: 1st song: “Der Kommisar” by After the Fire; 2nd song: “Cat People” (Putting Out Fire) by David Bowie; 3rd song: “Slip Of The Lip” by RATT.

Look for his novel on his website: http://www.stevenszmyt.com

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