How Do You Define Success?

  As some of you may know, I wrote a controversial article "Do Authors Make Money? Here's the Truth." In this post I mentioned looking for a job to supplement my indie-publishing endeavors. Some people seemed shocked as...read more

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A Life Changing Moment–Java Davis

Gas Station  “My Gutsy Story®” by Java Davis I spent the summer before senior year of college working as a gas station attendant in Lodi, NJ.  I was 21.  When I think of that summer, I can only...read more

Trust, Intuition, Listen, Become Gutsy and Change

  There are certain times in life when you are ready to make a change. It doesn't matter what that change is, but in order to make that change, you need to: "Stop hanging onto something...read more

“I Became the Man I Always Wanted to Marry” — Inge Bird

"I Became the Man I Always Wanted to Marry" “My Gutsy Story®” by Inge Bird A while ago a friend told me that my childhood experiences probably gave me the tooIs to deal with cancer. I have...read more

Volunteer in Africa: Tanzania, Moshi, Zanzibar, Mt. Kilimanjaro

As some of you know from my recent posts, I'm in a period of transition, re-evaluating my next move. I've recently trademarked: GUTSY LIVING™ and I'm looking for other adventures, including the Peace Corps. On July 11th,...read more

“Finding Heaven” My Gutsy Story® – Patrice Garrett

Finding Heaven “My Gutsy Story®” Patrice Garrett   Many moons ago, when my world was young, my husband, and I packed into our old van, and headed south to Mexico for rest and relaxation. On our travels we befriended...read more

Writers: Keep Your Day Job Unless…

  I'm tired of being politically correct so once again, I'm going to be "Gutsy" and say what I think. In my recent article, "Do authors make money? The real truth," I emphasized one point: Don’t quit your day...read more

Category: People  |  

How to Create Outside-the-Box Book Events

  "Start planning your book's destiny-NOW" This is a phrase I got from Susan McBeth, founder of "Adventures by the Book." Susan creates events for authors, and says she has a "connector personality." Like Susan, I also...read more

Category: Book Promotion, People, Writing & Work  |  

Why Indie Authors and Publishers Need to Join the Community

  It wasn't until I read best-selling indie author, Hugh Howey's statement, in the April 2014 Independent Book Publishers Association (IBPA) magazine that I realized how we, as  indie authors and publishers, or (if you prefer the...read more

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Marketing Secrets from a Best-selling Indie Author Sheri Fink

  It's not everyday that you meet a  gutsy woman like Sheri Fink. She grew up poor, and ended up a #1 best-selling, award-winning children’s author and creator of “The Whimsical World of Sheri Fink” children’s brand. I heard Sheri speak...read more