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Sharing What Works

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: A Weekly Podcast for Writers, by Writers

Let’s Talk Books is the official podcast of Robin Van Auken, the Wholehearted Author. It’s my mission to learn new things and share what works, especially in the publishing industry. 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. Are you listening? Let’s talk books.

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Joseph Smith’s Cure for Hipocrisy

Joseph W. Smith is a teacher, speaker, film critic, journalist and author living in Northcentral Pennsylvania, with his wife. The son of a professional journalist, Joe wrote his first book when he was 12, "... an ambitious and profusely illustrated sci-fi opus called Project Jupiter." Then, 37 years later, he wrote "The Psycho File.”​

Lost Coal with Lorena Beniquez

Lorena Beniquez, a writer, photographer and a filmmaker, and the author of a new book, Lost Coal Country of Northeastern Pennsylvania. Published by Arcadia, the book is part of the Images of Modern America series, so it’s part history, part photographic art, and part travel guide.

Writing for Sanity with Mike Reuther

Mike Reuther is a journalist by profession, but he never stops writing. Most mornings, before he heads to work at the daily newspaper, where he reports on government, politics, health care, crime, sports and general news, Mike works on his novels and self-help books. A non-nonsense and prolific writer, he's written 18 books.

Beyond the Wall with Alivia Tagliaferri

Alivia Tagliaferri is an author, publisher, producer and documentary filmmaker, discussing her book, Beyond the Wall: The Journey Home. Alivia operates Ironcutter Creative, a multimedia company that creates story-centric videos that are compelling, engaging and visually outstanding. She specializes in high-quality docu-style videos for television and theater broadcast, social media.

One More Day with Tonya Anderson

Tonya Anderson is a mindfulness counselor, inspirational speaker and the founder of An Exquisite Life. She helps people using mindfulness and sacred therapies to resolve stress/trauma in their lives, and frees them to live a life with renewed joy, love and passion for life. Tonya’s expertise is drawn from her life experience, clinical mental health counseling education and spiritual teachings.

Life Changes with Diane Langley

Diane Langley is the author of "Life Changes..." a small book with enormous wisdom. Diane has been the principal of Langley Communications Corporation since 1995. She educates individuals, groups and companies on communication and transition challenges through reflective, interactive engagement. This includes more sensitive work with those experiencing loss and trauma.

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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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Wholehearted Author is for you if you are …

  • Starting out as a writer and could use some guidance
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  • Hoping to turn your writing into a full-time, awesome career
  • New to the concept of “permission marketing” but willing to try
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