Authors & Coaches

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Author & Writing Coach: KEVIN T. JOHNS

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Are you struggling to write your book? Kevin T. Johns is a popular thought leader in the space of writing productivity, personal motivation, time-management, and independent publishing. He is the father of three young daughters, an author, podcaster, and independent entrepreneur. As a writing coach, he has helped hundreds of writers from around the world get ideas out of their heads, onto the page, and into the hands of readers. Kevin specializes in helping sci-fi, fantasy, horror, thriller, and adventure novelists go pro with their writing careers. 

Most of our followers know we sold La Vita (our 33 foot sailboat) in 2022. In Our Story, we described our life on La Vita and the void we felt after her sale.

Ultimately, Rick shifted his interest to writing. He enrolled in the Story Plan Intensive course followed by the First Draft and Final Draft programs. While taking Kevin’s courses, Rick discovered he loves to write. During the editing phase, Rick hit a difficult stumbling block. Thanks to Kevin’s guidance, the issues were resolved to Rick’s satisfaction. Rick expects to publish his first book in 2024. Visit Kevin T. Johns website



Joylene is Canadian/Métis, the author of the political thriller Kiss of the Assassin and suspense novels Dead Witness, Maski: Broken But Not Dead, Break Time, and Matowak. She won the IPPY Silver Medal for Broken But Not Dead in 2012.

Born in Portage La Prairie, Manitoba, (April 25, 1953) She is the youngest of three children of Charles (Charlie) Murray Nowell, veteran, farmer and truck driver, and Gabrielle Frances, (nee Desjardins), a member of the wartime singing trio The Desjardins Sisters.

Joylene grew up with horses, cows, pigs and chickens. A die-hard tomboy. She received a Bachelor Degree in English and Philosophy from Douglas College and attended Simon Fraser University. Visit Joylene’s website



Alex J. Cavanaugh is a science fiction writer and the author of several Amazon Best Sellers.
Online he is Ninja Captain Alex and founder of the Insecure Writer’s Support Group (IWSG).

His interests include movies, NetFlix, books, writing, TV, computer games, science-fiction, fantasy, all things geek! Visit Alex’s website



Plunge: One Woman’s Pursuit of a Life Less Ordinary”

Liesbet Collaert is a bilingual freelance writer, translator, editor, and photographer from Belgium who has been writing and traveling her entire life. Her work is published internationally in anthologies and magazines, including Cruising World, Blue Water Sailing, Ocean Navigator, Eldridge Tide and Pilot Book, Islands, Yachting World, Sailing Today, All At Sea, Caribbean Compass, and Zeilen. She also created walking tours for Marigot and Philipsburg in St. Martin. Visit Liesbet s website



Marie Beswick Arthur’s imagination holds vast resources and flows ideas artfully and enthusiastically. Illustrated, she’d be someone dancing in the street, daily. Dependable letters of the alphabet are always standing by, eager to become word images called manuscripts, content, and blog posts. Visit Marie’s website.



Three book covers. Books written by Marion Moss Hubbard, Ph.D.

No matter what your current personal circumstances, there is hope for overcoming your personal challenges. For most of us this journey home to ourselves depends on our willingness to transform. It takes a heroic level of courage to live from the center of ourselves in all that we do.

Through Mentoring, Products, Presentations, Blogs, Resources and (an affiliate educational learning portal), we are dedicated to helping you make the personal connections to yourself, others and the world you so fervently desire. Visit Heroic Journey website.



Their journey takes them from Mexico to Australia and many points between, always making it up as they go along. In 1987 Don and Teri founded Mexico’s most famous and delicious American dessert bakery- Pie in the Sky Bakery – in Nayarit, MX.

They find friendship, fulfillment, and community everywhere they go, and manage to make a living while doing it. Read: Pie in the Sky Adventures newsletter



After a second diagnosis of cancer in 2010, Wanda St. Hilaire made radical lifestyle changes that contributed to her healing and supported her philosophy that our lives are meant to be lived doing what we love in places that make our hearts sing.

Through writing, Wanda shares what she’s learned through the high peaks of adventure and love and from the dark valleys of illness and heartbreak. Her mission is to help people overcome the self and tap into their wise inner guidance system. Her wish is to inspire others to live true to their unique and beautiful nature. Visit Wanda’s website



A common question to authors is, Why did you start writing? I’m glad you asked. It all began long, long ago when I was seventeen, taking driving lessons and desperate to get my own car. What I needed was a quick way of making a lot of money. I did consider robbing a bank but quickly rejected that idea.

I had always been good at writing stories in school so the notion of writing a book popped into my head and I was smitten. My first attempts – need I say – were pretty pathetic, but then somewhere along the way, I found my niche: historical fiction. Visit Susan’s website



The Roaring Twenties and Prohibition were a fantasy land, coming right after the horrors and social upheaval of World War I. Even a century later, it all seems so exotic.

Women got the vote, started working outside the home, and (horrors!) smoked and drank in public places.

Flappers were dancing, beads and fringes flying.

Sherilyn is writing a series of historical crime fiction novels dealing with the bootleggers, gangsters, flappers, and general lawlessness that defined Prohibition. Visit Sherilyn’s website



“Perspectives wrapped in stories that challenge your belief system, and how you see others.” Visit Pat’s website