A New Era of Story Sharing is Born...

LifeSPARKS Book Program guides you step-by-step as you experience uncovering, writing, publishing and marketing your story in a book that will illuminate, inspire and ignite hearts.

YOUR STORY MATTERS. YOU MATTER!

Learn how you can publish your inspirational story in a LifeSPARKS Book!
Learn how this program will SPARK your life and the lives of others!

Our professionals take care of the details. You get the beauty of learning from us, as you live your publishing dream.

It is so much more than sharing your story... It is a life-transforming adventure!

Only 22 Stories Will be Accepted for This Edition - Schedule a Call Right Now to See if SPARKS is a Fit For YouSchedule a Call to Discuss Your SPARKS Options

Why Me?

It is a calling, a yearning, a burning desire. You have a unique story, an empowering message. You know it matters and that it will impact the lives of others. You need to share it.

It is so much more than story telling—it is story sharing and life caring.

You want your message to reach hundreds, thousands, millions of readers. But you are not an author... you do not have 50,000 words to share. You know your message is important. What do you do?

With professional guidance, YOU WRITE YOUR STORY!

And with a group of like-minded people you collectively share it with the world! Our team of experts will help you do this.

You do not need to know how to build a website, get published or create a marketing plan... or even write! We do!

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You have been inspired. It's your turn to share your story and inspire others around the world!

Writing experience is NOT required! Our Professional team will guide, support and empower you.

Susie Briscoe, Life SPARKS, Edition #1

"It's been the most marvellous experience collaborating with such an amazing group of women! Firstly thank you to Tami and Denise for bringing the original energy and warmth to this project; after that it was full steam ahead. I'd not really experienced working with a 'real' editor before and Judy was an absolute dream to work with. Nothing has been too much trouble whenever any help was needed.

This is a wonderful project to get involved with - the depth of sharing has to be experienced and the quality of what is being produced is a reflection of the care and attention which has gone into the 'birthing' of this first edition.

If you are having any thoughts of dipping your toes into the water to get a book out there I have to encourage you to gentle yourself into the experience by working with these wonderful people.

I'm looking forward to seeing your story in print in the next edition... just go ahead! Warmest wishes from the UK, Susie.

Susie Briscoe, Life SPARKS, Edition #1, Business & Legacy Strategist, United Kingdom

This edition will be scheduled for publishing when 18 applications have been accepted . We will accept up to 22 authors for this edition, once that number is reached, applications will be deferred to a future edition.

What do I write about?

YOUR LIFE! Share a moment in time when you experienced a life-changing challenge—and the spark that drove the change to overcome it. What aha-moment was the spark that led to being the person you are today?

Where do I start? We will help you to uncover your story!

• What is the first life experience that popped into your mind? That's where you start— the story that you need to share. Imagine how it can be told to inspire others.
• In one word, what is the main theme or topic? (e.g. illness, motherhood, career, marriage, divorce, prodigal child, etc.) Thoughts for a title?
• It can be a true story about you, or about another person, place or thing—either way, think what, how, and why this impacted your life today. How will this ignite the hearts of others?
• Know that you don't have to write perfect—just be transparent and real—write in your voice and style. Imagine you are talking to a friend; let your thoughts flow. For final copy, our team will make suggestions where needed, and help you organize and edit to achieve a professional final copy. An accomplishment that will make you proud!

Write an Inspiring Short Story. We will guide you!

Begin with a hook sentence. Show (don't tell) the a challenge or difficulty you need to overcome. e.g. "I was nervously sweating as I walked into yet another doctors office. I couldn't bear to hear it again—'It's all in your head.'"

Create the body of your story. What are the three to five pivotal happenings, decisions or actions that tell the story, and drive it toward the final outcome? Things pursued, struggles faced, the people who had answers—the key things that propel your story forward to overcome or a successful outcome. What were the aha-moments—the sparks?

Write a satisfying ending. Circle back and wrap up what your title promises. Resolve. Satisfy. Show benefit. Ask an open-ended question, or share a quote that makes your point clear, your decisions and actions better understood and valuable.

Complete writer's guidelines will be sent to you when your story is chosen to be one of the stories in LifeSPARKS. Our editing team will support you in bringing your story to life.

Ask yourself, "What have I experienced that will help and encourage someone else?

Your story  matters!

"To be part of a community of passionate authentic messengers, daring greatly to share their stories unapologetically, reveal the strength of the human spirit and is truly a gift from the soul. There is emotional freedom and healing in sharing, and being authentic connects you to the essence of your true self. Joseph Campbell says, “The privilege of a lifetime is being who you are” and Eckhart Tolle says, “Only the truth will set you free”. I am grateful for Tami, Judy and Denise for providing such a wonderful venue for genuine expression and making this experience a heartfelt reality for me by providing exceptional professional expertise, thoughtful encouragement, and extraordinary support. For the reader, I hope they will see themselves in our stories and their hearts will be opened and spirits uplifted with a ripple effect, “Each one, reach one, teach one” to transform the world one person at a time."

Jean Farish, Life SPARKS, Edition #1, Mississippi

Ask yourself, "What is my biggest triumph?"

It matters!

Aspiring and Seasoned Writers Welcome!

Judy Dippel, Life SPARKS, Edition #1 and SPARKS Editor

"Being a contributing author to anthologies grows me as an author. They are a painless, professional way to be published. I'll tell you why: common topic anthologies bring extra attention to topics I'm passionate about. I can sell as many (or as few) books at a good profit. They've enabled me to work with top-notch publishing professionals and authors. Last but not least, marketing success is compounded by the number of authors—and my stories get out to audiences, which equals life change for them and me!"

Judy Dippel, Life SPARKS, Edition #1 and SPARKS Editor, contributing author to, But Lord I Was Happy Shallow (Kregel), Laundry Tales to Lighten Your Load (Evergreen Press), The One Year Life Verse Devotional (Tyndale House)

Are You Ready to Share Your SPARK?

Schedule a Call to Discuss Your SPARKS OptionsTami Blodgett is happy to talk and make sure that Life SPARKS is the best fit for you!

We want to include YOUR story!

Susan Greif, Life SPARKS, Edition #1, New York

"Working with Tami and her amazing team was not only a great way to get my voice heard, but they carefully held my hand through each and every process making this a joyful and exciting journey. I am so fortunate to be among some of the most illuminating, inspiring, and igniting group of people. Thank you!"

Susan Greif, Life SPARKS, Edition #1, New York

What should I expect from this program?

Edited, Published and Promoted!
16 Weeks of Training and Support Calls by SPARKS Experts!
Community Building and Peer Support!

  • Your 1800 -2000 word story and personal bio published in Life SPARKS, Edition #2

  • Your SPARK story edited by a professional editor who works personally with you

  • Your SPARK story professionally formatted and published in printed and digital versions

  • Your story featured on AuthenticMessengers.com and complete book on Amazon.com

  • A customized Author Profile Page on AuthenticMessengers.com with your personal bio, links and contact

  • Expert and Community support and guidance to help you promote your story and gain visibility as an author

  • Your story promoted to a collective, global audience on SPARKS of Inspiration media platforms and social media

  • 100% profit from SPARKS books that you buy directly from the print house & sell from your website & events

  • All SPARK books are made available to major US and international bookstores

  • Trusted, professional and accessible team to support you and answer your questions

  • Lifelong friendships, partnerships and community with your life-changing co-authors

  • Pride in knowing Your SPARK story is part of a quality book that meets all industry standards

SIXTEEN group training and strategy coaching calls with our professional team: focused on uncovering, writing, publishing, marketing and collaborating with your LifeSPARKS co-creators!

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IGNITE YOUR SPARK

  • SESSION #1: Lighting the Spark with Tami Blodgett and Allison Saia In this introductory call, we will be laying out the program, and taking you step by step through the logistics. You will also meet all the inspiring people who will be taking this journey with you.
  • SESSION #2: Finding Your Message with Allison Saia Allison will teach you ways to find your truth and your unique message to share with the world in Life SPARKS. You will come out of this call with clarity on how to find what your story is.
  • SESSION #3: Igniting Your Creativity with Allison Saia Now that you know what you want to write about, Allison will discuss ways to hone that message and craft it into a story. She will present some time management and creative writing exercises to keep you on track and focused on writing your story.
  • SESSION #4: Taking the Fear Out of the Editing Process with Judy Dippel Judy, our SPARKS editor, will explain the editing process--how it works, what to expect, and answer any questions on editing. The aim of this call is to demystify the editing process, and take the fear out of turning your work over to an editor.

ILLUMINATE YOUR MESSAGE

  • SESSION #5: Burning up the Airwaves: How to Prepare for Radio Interviews with Tami Blodgett and Catherine VanWetter Tami and Catherine, Authentic Messengers Radio host, will talk about the importance of utilizing radio as a platform to get your message out to the world. They will provide professional instruction on how to get yourself ready for your first interview..
  • SESSION #6: My SPARK is Done. Now What? With Patricia Marshall Patricia, owner of Luminare Press, will explain the publishing process and what the next steps will be. This publishing overview will give you an insider’s look on how a SPARKS book ignites.
  • SESSION #7: Sell Yourself: Creating Your Personal Profile Page with Dan Saia and Tami Blodgett In this call, you will learn how to build your Authentic Messengers Author Page. Dan, our tech guru, and Tami will guide you on how to make the most out of your personal author page.
  • SESSION #8: From Bookstores to TV Shows: Preparing for Book Signings and Interview Opportunities with Tami and Judy You will want to utilize every opportunity to get your name and Life SPARKS out there. Tami and Judy will give you all the insider tips on how to prepare for interviews and publicity opportunities.

INSPIRE OTHERS WITH YOUR SPARK

  • SESSION #9: Finding Your Tribe with Tami Blodgett In this call with Tami, you will learn the importance of building a platform and finding people who need your message. Tami will give you tips and strategies on how to find the right people for your message.
  • SESSION #10: Sharing Your SPARK With The World through Social Media Our social media team will explain all the platforms you should be promoting yourself and your book on, and give you cutting edge strategies on how to maximize your social media impact.
  • SESSION #11: Optimizing Website Sales with Dan Saia In this important training, Dan will help you in setting up your website for pre-orders and mail list systems. He will provide easy-to-understand instructions on how to start selling your book on your website.
  • SESSION #12: Utilizing Amazon Author Pages with Judy Dippel Amazon Author Pages are a fantastic way to establish yourself as a respected author. Judy will guide you in setting yours up, and how to use that platform to your advantage.

IMAGINE THE POSSIBILITIES

  • SESSION #13: Reach For The Stars: Using Your Story to Reach More People with Allison Saia Allison will show you numerous ways that you can repurpose and reuse your story to reach even more people. Your SPARK is just the beginning!
  • SESSION #14: On Air: Hosting Your Own Radio Show with Tami Blodgett Did you ever think you could use your SPARK to become a radio show host? Tami will show you how easy it can be to become a radio show host, and keep your SPARK shining!
  • SESSION #15: Pick Our Brains In this panel featuring our expert team members-Tami, Allison, and Judy, you can ask us anything! This call will be an open Q&A for you to gain clarity on any burning questions you might have.
  • SESSION #16: SPARKS Bash: A Celebration You’ve all come so far as messengers and authors. It’s time to celebrate all you’ve accomplished, and all the places you’re going to go!

And, you will receive SIX additional bonuses to help get your story WRITTEN and READ and your business STARTED SMART!

  1. One 60 minute one-on-one Creative Writing Consultation with Allison Saia

  2. One 60 minute one-on-one Building Your Global Visibility Platform Consultation with Tami Blodgett

  3. One 60 minute one-on-one Ease Your Website Overwhelm Consultation with Dan Saia

  4. One 60 minute one-on-one Build Your Business Smart Consultation with Denise Beins

  5. Mentioned with all of your LifeSPARKS colleagues in a featured LifeSPARKS edition of SPARKS of Inspiration Magazine

  6. A personal interview on Authentic Messengers Radio

Schedule a Call to Discuss Your SPARKS OptionsTami Blodgett is happy to talk and make sure that Life SPARKS is the best fit for you!
Anita C. Stewart, RN, Owner at Bridges of the Heart, Oregon

"The only writing I have done in the past was journaling, so to think I could write for a book was a big stretch for me. My inner guidance said YES when I was presented this opportunity to be one of the 20 authors for Life Sparks edition one. One of the best choices I have ever made. The experience has been one of learning, excitement, and professionalism from the Authentic Messengers team. I have been given so much more than what the cost to participate is. The amount of time spent with each author is way beyond my expectation. Forming new alliances, friendships and collaborations with the other authors is the frosting on the cake. I would highly recommend this journey to anyone who has a great story in them to share with the world.
I loved it so much I am looking forward to adding another story in edition two. If anyone has the spark to join, feel free to contact me via my website and I will be happy to answer any questions you may have. In great appreciation, Anita Stewart."

Anita C. Stewart, RN, Owner at Bridges of the Heart, Oregon

Who would I be working with?

Tami Blodgett

Co-Creator SPARKS Series
Authentic Messengers

"Supporting authors to share
their message is my expertise and passion."

Tami is a respected Messenger Support Expert, who tirelessly serves those who yearn to make a real difference in the world.

Allison Saia

Co-Creator SPARKS Series
Authentic Messengers

Positive Media Ventures

"My passion is helping you find your voice, and guiding you, on your writing journey. "

Allison is a professional wordsmith and a highly effective writing coach. She brings a wealth of knowledge and expertise to share.

Dan Saia

SPARKS Technical Wizard
Authentic Messengers
Positive Media Ventures

"I am a 'Jack of All Trades'! My passion is that techy stuff!"

A seasoned IT and sales professional, Dan is master communicator and committed to serving you in a way that is knowledgeable, and personable.

Denise Beins

Co-Creator SPARKS Series
Authentic Messengers

"I am passionate about efficiency, strategies and functional management."

Denise consults and professionally guides Messengers and Professionals in how to keep their business visible and thriving.

I would like to speak with a SPARKS representative before committing...

Schedule a "Share My SPARK" Discovery Call Tami Blodgett is happy to talk and make sure that Life SPARKS is the best fit for you!

"Back in 2009, I was invited to be part of an anthology, Overcomers, INC with 38 authors from around world. We were asked to share our story of overcoming an adversity within our personal life. To be part of a collective venture was both inspiring and humbling. I was deeply touched by the candidness, vulnerability and strength that each author shared, and the blessings each one experienced by going through their challenge. Though each of our stories were uniquely different, the overarching similarities were astounding. It reminded me of how intricately we are connected within the story of who we are and the astounding resiliency of heart and soul. To bear witness to each of our challenges and triumphs changed my life forever. For that I will be forever blessed." (Overcomers INC, created and published by Love Your Life Publishing)

Catherine VanWetter, Life SPARKS, Edition #1 and Authentic Messengers Radio Host, Washington

Commonly Asked Questions

  • q-iconHow long will my chapter be?

    Chapters will cap at 1800 words. We suggest submitting your chapter slightly longer, up to 2200 words, and our editorial team will assist you in tightening it up for optimal readability.

  • q-iconWho will be editing my work?

    Life SPARKS books are edited by professional writer and speaker, Judy Dippel. Judy is the founder of JLD Writes. Judy will work closely with you to create a story that is unique and matches your style, reflecting who you are, what you do and why you do it.

  • q-iconWhere will my story be in the book?

    The SPARKS team will determine together, the best placement of each story in the book. Flow, readability and diversity will be considered.

  • q-iconWhere will SPARKS be sold?

    All Life SPARKS books will be available on Amazon in both print and digital (Kindle) versions. It will also be formatted and available on Nook and other digital platforms we determine to be a good fit. Life SPARKS will available for any bookstore to purchase.

  • q-iconMay I sell books myself?

    YES! We encourage you to and will offer classes on ways you can do this. You will retain 100% of profits from books you privately purchase and sell on your website or at events. Amazon will determine the author’s cost per book based on word count and formatting. We will not know exact cost until it is available on Amazon. We estimate between $3 and $7.

  • q-iconWill I receive royalties from the sale of books on Amazon?

    Yes! Fifty percent (50%) of Amazon sales will be distributed equally to all Contributing Authors once each calendar year. in the month of April, beginning the April following release date and continuing for three (3) years.

  • q-iconWho will own my story?

    YOU own your story! Life SPARKS Books, a division of Global Visibility, LLC, will hold non-exclusive First Anthology Rights. You will agree not to publish or permit others to publish your chapter prior to its publication in SPARKS, nor until six  months after the appearance of the anthology.

  • q-iconDo I need to be concerned about privacy of people in my story?

    Yes! You will sign that your chapter is not in violation of any rights of privacy or any other rights of third persons, and does not violate any existing common law or statutory copyrights. You may be asked to provide written permissions.

  • q-iconWhen is the balance of my program fee due?

    The balance of your program fee  (less deposit paid), is due upon acceptance of your story and filling of the book. Payment arrangements may be requested. Full payment is due prior to assignment to our editorial staff.

  • q-iconMay I make payment arrangements?

    Only in special circumstances and upon agreement with a representative of Global Visibility, LLC.

  • q-iconWill I receive any copies of the book?

    You will be sent one complimentary copy and you will have author rights to purchase unlimited books at Amazon cost. You will be responsible for all shipping of additional books.

  • q-iconWhat if I decide to pull my story from publication?

    Up until your story is accepted for inclusion in the requested Life SPARKS book, you may request your story be withdrawn and a full refund will be issued. After this time, you may request withdrawal with no refunds issued. See agreement for details.

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