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I had such a wonderful conversation with my guest today, Sarah Selecky. Sarah is the author of Radiant Shimmering Light, This Cake Is for the Party, and the founder of the Sarah Selecky Writing School, a creative community for thousands of writers around the world.


Welcome back to Part 2 of my interview with Laura Davis. It was such an amazing interview that I wanted to make sure that you were able to enjoy it in a shortened format. Today we will focus on the how and why of Laura’s writing and publishing process.


Laurie Davis, an Author, Writing Teacher, and Workshop Leader. She is also the founder of The Writer’s Journey. She has written 7 books and has sold 2 million copies and has had them translated into 11 different languages.


Today, I had the pleasure of interviewing Marlayna Glynn, a Memoirist and Publisher. She is an award-winning storyteller on page, film, and photography and she is the creator of Birthright Books, LLC, a writing and publishing house dedicated to the art of creating memoirs.


Laura Stanfill, author and publisher of Forest Avenue Press, has been the publisher for Forest Avenue Press since 2012, and after many years of publishing other authors books, we are excited to announce that her debut novel is coming out this Spring 2022. 
In our interview we talk about our childhood and how our experiences have led us on our journey to become authors.


Today, I had the pleasure of interviewing an amazing writer and author of six novels that have been sold worldwide, Gin Phillips. She is going to take us through her process of writing, from research to making sure that the stories and settings are based on real places.


Beth Kephart is an amazing writer and an award-winning author of more than 30 books. She is also a creative writing teacher at the University of Pennsylvania and a co-founder of Juncture Writing Workshops.


In this episode, Mary and Alisha share stories, laughter and tears about finding success in a luxury market despite (or is it thanks to??) their impoverished beginnings.



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Meet Alisha


After an initial focus on literary arts, Alisha became enraptured by an author’s ability to spin words to life on paper, inspiring her to obtain a BA in English/ Art and MA in Secondary Education. With her own narrative still in development, Alisha focused on the art of storytelling - using both pen and paper and a camera and darkroom. Over the last decade, Alisha has used these mediums to capture stories most notably as an award winning photographer. 

Curator of beautiful stories, vintage clothing and french antiques. She and her husband Patrick have been married for seventeen years. They share three little ones, two cats and one dog in Mountain Brook, AL. 

“Here’s the thing: The book that will most change your life is the one you write.”

Alisha is currently writing her first book - a memoir reconciling the brokenness and beauty of a childhood dictated by intergenerational trauma.

- seth godin


In an industry where everything appears PERFECTLY polished, Alisha shares the raw struggles of owning a business and challenging complexities we often believe we shoulder alone. You won’t find simple marketing advice or how to grow an email list here, friend. You WILL find belonging, community, scrappy tips from those who’ve walked in your shoes and guests will proudly share their lessons. 

Imperfectly Polished is a safe place for the female entrepreneur to slide off the mask … sit a while and relish in the beauty of authenticity. Join us as we explore a world of topics, a few tears and a ton of laughs! 

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