Today is the KICK OFF of Twenty Won in 21 - a video series, hosted by Mj Callaway. Mj is interviewing all 21 authors in the Twenty Won book, and you’re invited to join us!
The anthology, Twenty Won, will be available by digital download on Amazon on Wednesday, April 21… for FREE! I will send an email on 4/20 as a reminder and with the link! Please download it, read it, and leave a review. It would mean the world to 21 female entrepreneurs who have given their all to tell their stories of business (and personal) success during the 2020 global pandemic.
A very special thank you goes out to the incredible and influential women who took time out of their busy lives to read and share their thoughts on the book. Praise for Twenty Won is posted on the official website, check it out!
Let’s talk podcasts!
K2C has been compiling a list of podcasts for opportunities for the Twenty Won authors and for K2C clients. We’ve found a niche with female entrepreneurs and small business owners from multiple industries who have the background and knowledge to be a guest on podcasts.
Do you have a favorite podcast?
Do you host a podcast?
Do you need guests for your podcast?
I can connect you with female entrepreneurs, authors, coaches, speakers, and more: Kelli@K2CreativeLLC.com
And, Mj Callaway and I will appear on the Learning From Smart People Podcast hosted by Rob Oliver on April 20. Follow his show here.
K2C - “Seen and Heard”
Learning from Smart People Podcast Hosted by Rob Oliver (April 20, 2021)
CarolRoth.com - Tough Love for Business
GoJaneGoTravels.com - Business Travel During a Pandemic
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We did it! Rob and I received our first dose of the Moderna vaccine today.
I had mixed emotions. I still do. Our daughter has both doses (She's a PhD student working in a biology lab) and my mom has had her first dose. We know a lot of people who have had one or both doses. We know a lot of people who are logging in daily trying to find a place to get theirs. We know people who are considering exaggerating or lying about medical conditions to get one.
And we know a lot of people who say they aren't getting it... ever.
How do we know that this is safe? We don't.
How do we know about long-term effects? We don't know that either.
Which is better... Moderna? Pfizer? J & J? No idea.
Then WHY did I get it?
I trust science.
I trust that this is better than the alternative - better than getting COVID.
After having H1N1 nearly a decade ago, I don't want to risk another infection of this sort... Something that damages my lungs and could possibly put me in the hospital. Not being able to breathe isn't fun, trust me.
Other questions I ponder:
What if there wasn't such political divide when COVID entered our country?
What if we didn't have social media?
How different would this pandemic be without those two factors?
Besides having a sore arm, I feel fine - thank God. So, now we wait. Four weeks and we go back for dose #2. Stay tuned. I'll update accordingly.
Stay safe. Wear a mask.
New year (sort of), new things happening in my world - and I want to share!
A NicKEL for My Thoughts is a newsletter that will concentrate on the all things writing - with some marketing, PR, and branding goodies as well.
First: The Book
Back in November, I came up with the idea of creating an anthology of successful female entrepreneurs who made the best of the terrible year that was 2020. The result is Twenty Won!
These strong, determined women had the drive to start (and re-start) their businesses, they kept their established businesses afloat, and they raised awareness and funds for their nonprofit organizations… all during the year of COVID-19. These 21 women pivoted and persevered to set their organizations up for success in 2021.
With the support of family and the push from my dearest friend, Renee DeMichiei Farrow, I got to work in early December. The process was much easier than I ever dreamed - and much of that had to do with the team I chose to work with. I hired Cori Wamsley to be my writing and publishing coach and truly, the rest just fell into place! Cori guided me through weeks of one-on-one virtual meetings, connected me with Karen Captline of Better Be Creative, and introduced me to a few women who would ultimately contribute chapters to the book. Incredible!
Many of the women in the book are members of Pittsburgh Women’s Mastermind - a group of female business owners, from Pittsburgh and beyond, and facilitated by Melanie Colusci. This group has proven to be an invaluable resource to me - I’ve met so many amazing women and I’ve learned so much, on both a personal and a professional level.
The best way to support the book is to be ready to download the digital copy to your Kindle or Kindle phone app on April 21! I will share the link and more information on April 20. It’s really important for us to get downloads on launch day - it means a lot to our rankings on Amazon. We also need reviews of the book, which you can do once you download and read it.
I’m working with some exciting clients on the K2 Creative side. You can see who they are and what they do here. While I have clients from many different industries, I’m finding a niche with female business owners, authors, coaches, and speakers.
Referrals are ALWAYS appreciated!
And, finally, I’ll be sharing news in the next few weeks on a new venture / collaboration that I’m really excited about. Stay tuned!
I hope you got your nicKEL’s worth!
Until next time,