Inspired by Anita Stewart, RN
"Every nurse has an event in their career that changes the way they practice nursing. An experience that moves them to tears, and ignites their soul. How would it feel to share your story and be a light for other nurses, patients and their families?
Think about how many people you could impact! With Nurse SPARKS you now have a platform to make a worldwide difference to thousands."
ANITA STEWART, R.N.
NURSE LIAISON NURSE SPARKS SERIES
"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.Susie Briscoe, Life SPARKS, Edition #1, Business & Legacy Strategist
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.
- Your story and professional bio published in a Nurse SPARKS book
- Your story edited by a seasoned editor who works personally with you
- Your story professionally published in print and digital versions
- Lifelong friendships, partnerships and community with other nurses
- Your story promoted to a collective, global audience via media and social media by Authentic Messengers’ professional marketing team
- 100% profits from ALL Nurse SPARKS books that you buy at cost from the printing services & sell from your website & events (Amazon & Kindle royalty split)
Aspiring and Seasoned Writers Welcome!
"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)
What do I write about?
YOUR EXPERIENCE AS A NURSE! 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 nurse you are today?
Where do I start?
What is the first nursing 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.
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!
"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
"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
What do I get?
YOUR Story: Written, Edited, Published and Promoted!
16 Weeks of Training and Support Calls by SPARKS Experts!
Community Building and Peer Support!
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 Nurse SPARKS, Edition #1
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
Community support and guidance to help you promote your story and gain visibility as an author
Your story promoted to a collective, global audience via media and social media
100% profit from SPARKS books that you buy & sell from your personal 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 author training and strategy coaching calls with our professional team and Nurse Liaison Anita Stewart: focused on writing, publishing, marketing and collaborating with your fellow nurse authors!
Who would I be working with?
To get you started on your story, you will be invited to attend weekly training calls. These trainings are led by Allison Saia, co-owner Positive Media Ventures LLC and writing coach. Allison will help you find your authentic voice and the story that you are meant to tell. She will then guide you with a clear plan to begin your story.
Once your story draft is complete, you will be introduced to Judy Dippel, our professional editor who will help you refine your story to perfection.
As your story is being edited, formatted and published by Patricia Marshall and Luminare Press, with 21 other inspiring nursing stories, you will be invited to weekly training calls led by Tami Blodgett, co-owner Positive Media Ventures LLC , co-compiler of Life SPARKS, online marketing strategist and conscious business coach.
YOU ARE NEVER ALONE!
Positive Media Press
"Supporting authors to share
their message is my expertise and passion."
Tami is a respected mentor, coach and strategist, who tirelessly serves those who yearn to make a real difference in the world.
Positive Media Press
Editing and Writing Support
"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.
Inspirational Digital Media
Technical and Media Support
"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.
SMART Business Division
Business Building Support
"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.
Anita Stewart, RN
Nurse SPARKS Nurse Liaison
Contributing Author Life SPARKS, Edition #1
Catherine VanWetterCatherine VanWetter, Life SPARKS, Edition #1 and Authentic Messengers Radio Host, Overcomers INC, created and published by Love Your Life Publishing
Host: Authentic Messengers Radio
"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."
Commonly Asked Questions
How long will my chapter be?
Chapters will average 1800 – 2000 words. We suggest submitting your chapter slightly longer, up to 2300 words, and our editorial team will assist you in tightening it up for optimal readability.
Who will be editing my work?
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.
Where 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.
Where will SPARKS be sold?
All 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. SPARKS books are made available for any bookstore to purchase.
May 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.
Will 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.
Who will own my story?
YOU own your story! 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.
Do 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.
When is the balance of my contributor's fee due?
The balance of your contributor fee (less any deposit paid), is due 30 days after application. Payment arrangements may be requested. Full payment is due prior to assignment to our editorial staff.
May I make payment arrangements?
Only in special circumstances and upon agreement with a representative of Positive Media Ventures, LLC. 50% of payment must be made prior to editing and full payment prior to book design and formatting.
Will 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.
What if I decide to pull my story from publication?
Up until your story is accepted for inclusion in the requested 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.