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7 Questions With an Author: Shane Snow

I'm thrilled to share with you the latest installment to my "7 Questions With an Author..." series. Today's post features an interview with someone I've admired from afar for the past few years, and I'm delighted that author Shane Snow agreed to share his thoughts regarding his new book, Smartcuts. First, a little bit about Shane. He's an award-winning entrepreneur and journalist, currently the Chief Creative Officer of Contently, a technology company he co-founded in 2010 with the mission … [Read more...]

7 Questions With an Author: Jon Stolpe

This post marks the latest installment of my “7 Questions With an Author…” series, where I ask published authors an unchanging set of questions and share their responses here. Today’s author is Jon Stolpe Jon is an online writing buddy who’s been blogging for years at his entertaining and informative siteJon Stolpe Stretched - where he writes about a wide range of topics. He has a passion for family, leadership development, missions, and personal growth. Here’s seven questions with … [Read more...]

7 Questions With an Author: Frank Viola

This post marks another installment of my “7 Questions With an Author…” series, where I ask published authors an unchanging set of questions and share their responses here. Today’s featured author is Frank Viola. Frank is a highly-sought speaker and an incredibly prolific writer with 16 published books so far. His web blog frankviola.org is one of the Top 10 Christian blogs on the Internet. His latest work is a collaboration with Internet rock stars Mike Morrell andMichelle Shaeffer, … [Read more...]

7 Questions With an Author: Jeff Goins

Here's the latest installment of my ongoing "7 Questions With an Author..." series. I'm thrilled about today's interview because it features a truly gifted writer - who's also a friend - Jeff Goins. Jeff  is an accomplished blogger, sought-after speaker and best-selling author. Originally from the Chicago suburbs, he graduated from Illinois College with a degree in Spanish and Religion. Junior year, he spent a semester in Spain, which opened his eyes to a whole new world. Which … [Read more...]

7 Questions With an Author: Angela Johnson

Here is the latest installment in my "7 Questions With an Author:...." series. Today's featured writer is Angela Johnson. Angela obtained a bachelor's degree in Literature in 1996 from University of Houston-Clear Lake.  After working in mid-level management with a major phone company, she started her career as a Farmers Insurance Agent.  Angela started a scratch agency in 2005 and has built it into a thriving success. A key driver of that success - as outlined in her book - is social … [Read more...]

Trombone Arms…really?!?

I grew up in a house jammed with music. Or drums, anyway. My dad was a drummer, so these instruments were part of the living room furniture, and a part of me. In fourth grade it was finally time to join the band. My classmates and I lined up to select our weapons of choice. “But you have good, long arms – perfect for playing the trombone!” This was the best sales pitch the music teacher could muster, after informing me that too many kids had already signed up to play the drums. … [Read more...]

7 Questions With an Author: Rob Shepherd

Here's another installment of "7 Questions With an Author..." and today's featured writer is a personal friend of mine, Rob Sheperd. Rob is the lead pastor of Next Level Church in Newport News, Virginia. He has a Master of Divinity degree and a bachelor’s in youth ministry. He writes six times a week on his blog robshep.com, which averages more than 8,500 unique views a month. Rob and his wife, Monica, have a set of awesome twins and he just finished his first book titled Even if You Were … [Read more...]

7 Questions With an Author: Donna Cavanagh

This is another installment of the "7 Questions With an Author..." series, featuring writer Donna Cavanagh. Donna is a personal friend, a gifted writer and founder of the web sites HumorOutcasts.com and HumorOutcasts Press. Her latest book, A Canine's Guide to the Good Life, was "written" by her two dogs, Frankie and LuLu, and is a guidebook described as "....a short, tail-wagging tale that tells it like it is when it comes to reining in an owner and getting the upper paw." A portion of … [Read more...]

5 Ways to Get Stuff Done

Here’s a guest post from writer, Rachel Thomas who writes about kids and family issues over on her web site www.babysitting.net . If you’d like to write a guest post for The Daily ReTORt, check out the guidelines here: ========================== I don’t know about you, but I would much rather have fun and waste time then actually get things done. There is just something so intimidating about starting a new project or cleaning up that last mess. However if you never get anything … [Read more...]

This Post is Good to the Last Drop

I'm not gonna lie - I am a coffee addict. Whether you call it a cup of joe, lava from java, battery acid, decoction, forty weight or demitasse - I love it all (to my shame). I blame my days as an early morning radio news sidekick where I'd be up by 4:30 am each day, write as many news stories as I could in 90 minutes - usually about 18-22 stories - then hit the airwaves and sound like I was wide awake. By 6 am, I had normally consumed a pot of coffee by myself (to my shame). While … [Read more...]