Write-minded: Weekly Inspiration for Writers is currently in its fourth year. We are a weekly podcast for writers craving a unique blend of inspiration and real talk about the ups and downs of the writing life. Hosted by Brooke Warner of She Writes and Grant Faulkner of National Novel Writing Month (NaNoWriMo), each theme-focused episode of Write-minded features an interview with a writer, author, or publishing industry professional.
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This week we’re talking about purpose and passion with guest N.D. Jones, a prolific author of fantasy stories and series who’s also a nonfiction author and publisher with a beautiful and creative online presence.
This week’s show is inspired by Jones’s desire to articulate her “why,” and Brooke and Grant discuss how important purpose—the why—is for authors who might be feeling a little lost in the quest to get published. This week’s focus is platform, brand, spin-offs, content—all within the context of purpose.
N. D. Jones, Doctor of Education, is a USA Today bestselling author who lives in Maryland with her family. Along with the fantasy romance series, Forever Yours, and a contemporary romance trilogy, The Styles of Love, she has authored three paranormal romance series: Winged Warriors, Death and Destiny, and Dragon Shifter Romance, and two fantasy series: Feline Nation and Fairy Tale Fatale. Jones is also the author of several works of nonfiction and the creator of an adult coloring book series. She’s the founder of Kuumba Publishing, an art, audiobook, eBook, and paperback company that is a forum for creativity, with a commitment to promoting and encouraging creative works from authors and artists of African descent.