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I’m Robin Van Auken, an author, researcher and educator, specializing in communication projects. I write books, articles, guides, and website content. I research a variety of topics most days, and I teach at a liberal arts college in Pennsylvania. I’m on a mission to learn new things and share what works, especially for writers. I’m researching and sharing my notes here and on the Wholehearted Author learning platform. Please explore the resources and techniques I’ve used to write on a daily basis, publish many fiction and nonfiction books, and build my author platform.  Wholehearted Author goes beyond sharing tips and tricks and hacks of the publishing world; we also explore the psychology of the successful writer and how you can adopt the mindset of success.

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Let’s Talk Books!

Welcome to Let’s Talk Books, the official podcast of Robin Van Auken, the Wholehearted Author. It’s my mission to learn new things and share what works, and who better to help with this mission than published authors? I’m talking to interesting people about topics such as inspiration, motivation, creating, publication and promotion. My guests have wonderful success stories to share, as well as stories of how they’ve struggled with their writing.

Wholehearted Author Podcast: Session One with Diane Langley

Diane Langley is the author of “Life Changes,” a small book with enormous wisdom.

Life Changes by Diane Langley

From Diane’s page on AMAZON:

Quite often, people don’t know what to say when challenged in a time of transition. They lose their voice. They yearn to have a conversation with someone they trust. We know that life events and relationships can become very complicated, and pain can last for years. It’s a vulnerable place to experience. “Life Changes…” focuses on assisting in the healing process. The book is composed of 30 short chapters on various life transitions. “Life Changes…” validates the reader in a personal, conversational style and is inspirational in nature.

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You can joyfully publish and promote your book without compromising on quality when you’re a Wholehearted Author. I’ve spent thousands of hours of reading and curating books, journal articles, websites and videos on the topics of writing, publishing and promoting books. You can benefit from my passion for learning new things because I share what works. My courses and guides are designed to help you take control, be happy and productive, and crash through the barriers to your success. Join my circle of writers and authors and receive these free resources, read my blog, use my workbooks, and begin your Author’s Journey.

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