Tuesday, October 15, 2013

"Cleft Heart" Available for Purchase!

“A poignant, heartfelt tale of endurance and hope. Schonborn’s story is an inspiration to all who endure physical or mental health challenges and those who care about them.” U.S. Secretary of State John Kerry

Karl Schonborn’s silver tongue is locked away for years by a birth defect that makes his speech unclear and his face asymmetrical. Bullies target him for this and even for being restricted from PE and sports. But with courage, humor, and his family’s love, he overcomes shame, handicaps, and personal losses that might have defeated others.
    Skilled doctors, speech therapists, and his own determination allow him a shot at his dream of becoming a debate star and attending an elite college. However, after various successes Schonborn must deal with reverses in his love life and worse--unspeakable tragedy in his family. Somehow, he survives, even thrives.   
    Spanning the WWII ‘40s, the conformist ’50s, and the revolutionary ‘60s, Schonborn’s coming-of-age story recounts, among other things, his friendship with a famous folksinger, conscientious-objection to the Vietnam War, and an amazing around-the-world odyssey. His story, like the stories of the speech-challenged Greek orator Demosthenes and British King George VI, will have you crying and cheering at the same time.

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Cleft Heart by Karl Schonborn

Cleft Heart

by Karl Schonborn

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Friday, July 19, 2013

Come Discover Unique Mermaids, Dragons, Witches and Much More

Available on iTunes, Audible, and Amazon, "The Sword of Senack" is now an engaging audiobook. The paperback version was originally published by Wayman Publishing in 2012. EC Stilson wrote this book after her son died and her daughter couldn't understand why her brother was gone. "I needed to write a story about adventure and intrigue, trying to use metaphors to explain what happened. But then the book took off, and became something quite different."

Since 2012, Stilson's fantasy book has captivated children nationwide. She's spoken at dozens of assemblies across across the western states, been to signings for "The Sword of Senack" anywhere from Utah to Los Angeles, California. And now after all of that, the audiobook version is finally here.

Purchase "The Sword of Senack" Audiobook Version HERE

Enter below for a chance to win a paperback copy.

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The Sword of Senack by E.C. Stilson

The Sword of Senack

by E.C. Stilson

Giveaway ends August 18, 2013.
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Thursday, July 4, 2013

"The Blogger's Survival Guide" is Now an Audiobook!

Need help with your blog? 
Listen to an audio sample of this helpful guide.  The Audiobook version of "The Blogger's Survival Guide" can be purchased on iTunes and Amazon

Narrated by Doug Hannah--and already featured on FOX News--this self-help book is sure to help many readers.

See Wayman's other audiobooks HERE.

Wednesday, June 19, 2013

Listen to an audio sample of Thomas Sullivan's hilarious collection of essays.

Like humor? Listen to an audio sample of Thomas Sullivan's hilarious collection of essays HERE.  Narrated by David Gilmore--and already featured by CBS News--Wayman's latest audiobook is sure to delight many listeners and readers.

Other big news for June 19th...

EC Stilson interview with Brian Shirley about How to Avoid Having Sex. Join them HERE on BTS Radio 6/19 4:30pm EST.
Also available as a podcast.

Enter to win a paperback copy (2 available) of EC Stilson's featured novella, "How to Avoid Having Sex."

Goodreads Book Giveaway

How to Avoid Having Sex by E.C. Stilson

How to Avoid Having Sex

by E.C. Stilson

Giveaway ends July 17, 2013.
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Monday, June 17, 2013

"Open Doors: Fractured Fairy Tales" Now an Audiobook!

Like fairy tales? Listen to a hilarious audio sample HERE.

Also, enter to win a paperback copy (2 available) of EC Stilson's latest memoir, "Homeless in Hawaii."

Goodreads Book Giveaway

Homeless in Hawaii by E.C. Stilson

Homeless in Hawaii

by E.C. Stilson

Giveaway ends July 17, 2013.
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Thursday, May 30, 2013

If you'd like your Random Acts of Kindness post considered for publication please...

If you'd like your Random Acts of Kindness post(s) considered for publication, please send the post to: 

All profit from this book--through 2013--will be donated to charity. Also, today is the last day to try winning the iPad Mini (go HERE for details), and download the FREE eBooks from Wayman Publishing below. 
Other big news! Many of Wayman's books will be available as audiobooks within the next few weeks including: 

Goodreads Book Giveaway

Laughing into the Fourth Dimension by Larry Lefkowitz

Laughing into the Fourth Dimension

by Larry Lefkowitz

Giveaway ends June 17, 2013.
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Don't miss out on the great posts below:

Sunday, May 26, 2013

The Random Acts of Kindness Blogfest is Almost Here!

As a Random Act of Kindness, Wayman Publishing is offering these eBooks for FREE download during the Blogfest (May 27th - 31st).


The Sword of Senack--FREE Download

Honk of Zagonk--FREE Download

Middle Damned--FREE Download 

A Cat's Legacy--FREE Download

How to Lose a Tooth--FREE Download

Bible Girl & the Bad Boy--FREE Download

The Golden Sky--FREE Download 

Zombie Man--FREE DOwnload

Open Doors: Fractured Fairy Tales--FREE Download

Open Doors 1--FREE Download

Buy any of Wayman Publishing's books/eBooks—the FREE eBooks (above) included—and be entered into our iPad Mini Sweepstakes! Visit this link for more info: ow.ly/jsQVv  

Feel free to join up anytime from May 27th-31st.  Just sign up at the bottom of this post, then write a blogpost about a random act of kindness that you've experienced in your life. 
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Wednesday, May 22, 2013

Larry Lefkowitz's "Laughing into the Fourth Dimension" Published By Wayman Publishing

For many years the stories of Larry Lefkowitz have been published in publications throughout three continents, in many genres, including fantasy and science fiction. His first book "Laughing into the Fourth Dimension, 25 Humorous Fantasy & Science Fiction stories" has just been published by Wayman Publishing. The book contains the stories written by Lefkowitz over the years, including those published in Thema, A Cappella Zoo, The Literary Review, American Film, Yellow Medicine Review, Midstream, and others, as well as in anthologies and e-zines.

Paper Skin Glass Bones published a chapter from a yet unpublished novel of Lefkowitz, "Lieberman," and said about the writer: "Your writing is classic, speaking of a legacy of style that one does not often find in our time." 

Lefkowitz wrote for many years in the United States before immigrating to Israel at age 35. Although the majority of his writing is in English, he has also had stories published in Hebrew, which he and his wife translated from his English stories.

"Laughing into the Fourth Dimension" is a moveable feast of fantasy and science fiction humor. From the first sentence of the first story: "'Green Grow the Lilacs,' the phrase unaccountably jumped into Brendon's mind, as Giselle turned, smoothly but unmistakably into a lilac bush," the reader is taken into worlds of humor and strangeness. The next story deals with the procedural difficulties of a legal suit for alienation of affection when the litigants, the jury, and the judge come from different planets with different eco-systems. One story concerns Ben Franklin's attempts (successful) to build a time machine and send his servant forward in time. Another story details the experiment to clone Babe Ruth and its effect on the National Pastime. "Ariel Duel" puts a Shakespearean handle on the genre known as Steampunk. A genre also featured in a Sherlock Holmes story, without which no story collection is complete. Another story concerns the temptations which occur when the Devil takes on the guise of a woman. Woody Allen (from the film itself) tries to help the bashful romantic progress of the protagonist of another tale. In addition there are reverse mermaids, artificial intelligence, demons (female), magic fish (a takeoff of the fairy tale), a guy who believes he sees writers, such as Kafka and Henry James, each time he goes to his favorite bar.

In short, something for everyone's literary palate – so long as it craves fantasy and science fiction served on a humorous plate.

Wayman Publishing is very proud of its most recent release, confident that many readers will enjoy Lefkowitz's masterfully told stories.

For more about "Laughing into the Fourth Dimension" please visit the following link: http://www.amazon.com/Laughing-Into-Fourth-Dimension-Humorous/dp/1481127012/ref=sr_1_1?ie=UTF8&qid=1367514586&sr=8-1&keywords=Laughing+into+the+Fourth+Dimension

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Wednesday, April 24, 2013

Radio Interview with Author Thomas M. Sullivan

Listen to internet radio with dtcav on Blog Talk Radio
If you haven't checked out Thomas Sullivan's book, it is absolutely hilarious and such a fun read!
Also, enter for a chance to win it here:

Goodreads Book Giveaway

So Much Time, So Little Change by Thomas M. Sullivan

So Much Time, So Little Change

by Thomas M. Sullivan

Giveaway ends May 22, 2013.
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Tuesday, April 23, 2013

Celebrate Motherhood with Wayman Publishing

Enter to win $50 
and discover some amazing new books!

Also, many of our eBooks--
are currently listed for 99 cents!
Don't forget that if you buy any of Wayman's books, you can be entered to win an iPad Mini! 
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Here's how to enter for the $50.00 PayPal Cash Wayman Publishing is giving away for Mother's Day.  It's open internationally so anyone can enter to win.

For this event, Wayman Publishing has joined VoiceBoks and The Social Media Panel!

Have a wonderful day and don't forget to check out Wayman Publishing's iPad Mini Giveaway too, HERE!

Wednesday, April 10, 2013



By Fran Fischer

I made a list the other day of some of the things that were interesting and/or fun in my life.  I know I can’t remember everything, but what I DO remember includes:
         I’ve ridden on an elephant, a camel, horses & mules.  I’ve been parasailing & in hot air balloons & the Goodyear blimp.  I’ve flown in everything from a 4 seater to a private plane to a jumbo jet.  I flew at zero gravity, like an astronaut.  I’ve ridden in trucks, buses, jeeps, a Rolls Royce, limos & was a passenger in a VERY fast car on the Autobahn.  I drove my own Mustang at 105 mph—once.  I’ve been on sailboats, canoes, speedboats, zodiac rafts, hydrofoils, pedal boats, paddlewheels, ferries & cruise ships, including the QEII.
         I’ve been on tricycles, bicycles & roller skates.  I rode a tram car in a mine.  I’ve ridden a Segway.  I’ve been on roller coasters, bumper cars & Ferris wheels.  I’ve ridden on a hay wagon, a sled in the snow & gone snorkeling.  I’ve ridden trains (including monorails & funicular railways) & small & large helicopters.  I’ve been on aerial tramways.  I tried my hand at a flight simulator that real pilots use--& (virtually) crashed.
         I’ve petted a dolphin (it feels like a wetsuit) & seen stalagmites & stalactites in caves.  I studied Japanese for a year in night school.  I’ve been to spring training with the San Francisco Giants.  I went to the Calgary Stampede.   I’ve sent koi into a feeding frenzy.  My family & I saw the fireworks on July 4th, 2000, while sitting on the steps of the Lincoln Memorial.  I’ve seen the inside of the White House & Congress, the Viet Nam Memorial wall, the Statue of Liberty, the Mona Lisa & the Venus de Milo.  I’ve seen the foliage change in New England, the Liberty Bell, Plymouth Rock, the Eiffel Tower, the Berlin Wall, the palace of the King of Siam & a space shuttle landing.  I once wore real clown makeup in Florida.  
         I’ve stayed in fleabag motels & at the Waldorf Astoria.  I was at the World Series in 1989 when the Loma Prieta earthquake hit & had a challenging time driving our rental car back through a very dark San Francisco to our borrowed house.  I am an artist & work mostly with stained glass. I’ve been to most US states, including Hawaii & Alaska.  I’ve visited Canada & Mexico.  I’ve also seen Ecuador, the Bahamas, Costa Rica, the Virgin Islands, Jamaica, the Galapagos Islands, England, France, Spain, Germany (including East Germany), Austria, Switzerland, Italy (including the Vatican), Ireland, the Philippines, Singapore, Morocco, Thailand, Japan & China.
         I attended UCLA & worked as a salesgirl & a dental assistant.  I have been married for 58 years & am the mother of three & the grandmother of four.  I was a Brownie & Girl Scout  leader, head Cub Scout den mother & a donor & volunteer on Red Cross blood drives.  Lucille Ball held me in her arms in a movie scene when I was a month or so old.  I’ve been on TV as a contestant on TRUTH OR CONSEQUENCES & I answered phones on a Cerebral Palsy telethon.  Last year, at the tender age of 77, I started posting my own blog, “fishducky, finally” at fishducky.blogspot.com.  This year, my first book, Fishducky’s Fables, was released.  My body may be 78 years old, but in my mind I’m only about 36.  Some people might say I’ve done everything & had everything.  Where would you put it?
         And what is my point, you ask?  My point is—if I can remember all this, why can’t I remember what I had for lunch yesterday?


About the Author


Humorous writer and editor, Fran Fischer can make anyone laugh.  Her first novella was just published by Wayman Publishing.  Click the cover picture to read more about it.

   Read more of Fran's writing on her blog: Fishducky, Finally!

Friday, April 5, 2013

Is Society Putting too much Religious Pressure on Young Teens Today?

Is Society Putting too much Religious Pressure on Young Teens Today?

By Charles Reed

Cyber-bullying is commonly discussed, how teens have used social media such as Facebook, Twitter, and even Blogger negatively to degrade peers. While all of this has happened and is very serious, society has forgotten an age-old issue that has caused more suicides and teen runaways than cyber-bullying ever has. "I ran away when I was seventeen," author EC Stilson said in an interview. "It was mainly because of religious expectations that were too high. I felt like I could never be good enough. People don't realize what a big issue this is today. I recently heard about two teen suicides in Northern Utah that were due to these same problems."
                In April of 2012, Wayman Publishing released Stilson's memoir about what events led to her becoming a homeless street musician. The audiobook is expected to be released sometime in June of 2013. Stilson's book talks about a time, thirteen years ago, when her world spiraled out of control. And although much has changed for teens within the last decade—with the boom of iPhones, iPads and other technologies—the root of teen pressure is still the same. Is society as a whole putting too much pressure on teens? Expecting them to be better, more religious, or smarter than past generations?
                Stilson's memoir, Bible Girl & the Bad Boy describes how Stilson went from being a pious Christian to a runaway. It talks about how the adults around her made poor choices when they should have stuck by her and offered some guidance. "I hope my memoir will help teens and adults alike," Stilson said. "I want teenagers to know that they aren't alone in feeling overwhelmed. We've all been there, even the adults who seem to have forgotten."
This is a prevalent issue today. So often adults put too much pressure on teens. Whether that pressure involves religion, work, or excessive studies, maybe it's time to give these kids a little slack. Offer support and understanding instead of too many expectations. Teens are already getting enough stress from peers, let alone from the adults in their lives as well.

Friday, February 8, 2013

Upcoming Blogging Workshop!

Interested in building a writer's platform?  There's an upcoming workshop on EVERYTHING you need to know about blogging. 

Find out more here:  http://voiceboks.com/workshop/

Three of our very own authors are instructors (Lexie Lane, Becky McNeer & EC Stilson).  Along with other experts, they'll cover many topics including . . .

~How to Convert Your Blog into a Book

~How to Advertise Your Writing on Your Blog
~5 Keys to Creating a Money-making Website
~Common Headline Techniques Pro Bloggers Use to Gain Blog Traffic

~How to Protect Your Work from Content Thieves
And much much more!

Wednesday, February 6, 2013

A Working Mom Finds Time to Write: Author R.K. Grow

A Working Mom Finds Time to Write

Time? What is time and how do I find it? That darn thing often eludes me. I think most of the time the two of us are playing a game of Hide-and-seek. How do I find time to write? is THE question I hear most often amongst fellow writers. In fact we discuss it on a monthly basis in my writing group. Most of us are moms of several children and finding time to write is a big deal. I hope I can give you some ideas as I share with you the strategies I’ve come up with. It hasn’t been without failure either and I will share those with you as well.

First, let me tell you a little about myself. I play many roles during a given day of the week. I am a wife and a mother of two beautifully spirited daughters.  I say “spirited” because they are so full of life and a little stubborn too. I am an employee at a major university and work full-time.  It’s been hard for me being a working mother because I always thought once I had kids I would just stay home and take care of them. Sometimes the way we want things to turn out isn’t always the reality we will get. But I do the best I can and spend the most time with my girls and husband when I am home. One perk is that I get to work from home on Friday’s and I really like working in my pajamas while watching Yo Gabba Gabba or Pocoyo with my girls. I am also a member of my church and hold a calling that keeps me busy twice a week and then some occasional meetings. I don’t tell you this to make you feel sorry for me but I want you to have some context and understand my time is really divided.

And I keep forgetting one important role in there-ME! I also have things I wish to accomplish as a person aside from being a mother, wife and employee. This is where that question of writing comes in.  How do I find time to write?

I have tried so many things that I wonder if there is anything left to try. Here is a list of what I’ve done so far and how it’s worked.

Writing on Sunday afternoons. This worked well when I had one child and she napped. Now I have two children with only one nap in the afternoon. The other one just wants to hang out with mommy. It’s as if my kids only want me when I need to get something written. I am sure none of the mom’s out there has ever had this happen before. 

Writing on my lunch break at work. I tried this for a month and then it fizzled. I am just too busy at work anymore with new responsibilities. I often eat lunch at my desk while I am working.

Writing on the train and bus into work. This worked okay but now that I have an iPad I may just try this again. I have to work on the train ride in as I count it for my work time but the bus ends up being an hour total each day. I usually read or sleep. I may take turns between reading and writing.
Writing from 9-11pm every night after the kids are in bed. I struggle with this one. I am so tired by the time 9pm roles around on a workday that I just want to sit and do nothing.  I find I do most of my blog posts during this time and reading.

Each of the options I tried had their pros and cons. I am definitely going to try writing on the bus again. I think I can make that work. I just have to make sure I have the room to do it.

I have thought about some new strategies to help me find time to write. Here are a few things I would like to try now. 

  • I want to take off a few days a month and just go to the local library or bookstore with Wi-Fi and write.  
  • Take advantage during upcoming writing conferences I will be attending and write during breaks, lunches and or during a session. I am really good at multi-tasking!
  • Make a weekly goal with two things to accomplish in writing. This has worked for me with my blog. In fact I mapped out all my posts until July. This has really helped me to be organized.
  • Restructure my 9-11pm time for writing and make it work!
  • Talk into the computer to maximize time spent typing. We have the Dragon software that allows you to speak into a microphone and then it dictates to Word for you.

While I haven’t found the magical formula for finding time to write, I do know what works for me and my crazy schedule. I would love to hear what struggles you are having with finding time and what works best for you. I am always willing to try something new, especially if it works.

The funny thing is that this post has taken me two months to write. Go figure! And I have rewritten it at least three times.

You can find me on my blog at http://www.rkgtheauthor.wordpress.com and on Twitter @tolkien418