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#077: Suzy Vadori – Making it past the “half-books,” diversifying income streams, and bonuses of book coaching.

March 5, 2021

Suzy Vadori is a Book Coach, Editor, Public Speaker and the Calgary Bestselling Author of The Fountain Series, a fantastical Young Adult Series which has received two Aurora Nominations for Best Young Adult Novel, as well as Five Stars and a bronze medallion from Readers’ Favorite Book Awards.

Suzy lives in Calgary, Canada with her husband and three children and is an involved member in the writing community. She is a Program Manager for Calgary’s When Words Collide (WWC), teaches writing at Alexandra Writers’ Centre Society, and is a touring member of the Young Alberta Book Society. Suzy is also the founder of WriteIt! creative writing programs in schools.

In this episode we go deep into:

  • How Suzy built an ice-rink in her back yard
  • How Suzy got her start in writing
  • Making it past the difficult beginning of the writing journey
  • What exactly is a half-book?
  • Why income streams means full-time author
  • How to coach other authors
  • Networking and taking the opportunities as they come
  • Indulging yourself in physical, face-to-face writing groups
  • Christmas markets for promotion
  • Balancing in-person with digital events
  • Managing the transition of the day job to full-time authorship
  • How publishing has changed over the last five years
  • Why Suzy writes

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