Written by: John T. Wills >The John T. Wills Chronicles<
It is not very often that I am humbled by the ambition and passions of a follow wordsmith but Jo-Anne Vandermeulen is an author who has tremendously impacted the literary community. Jo-Anne is a Canadian writer who is truly an inspiration because she has overcome enormous obstacles in order to accomplish and follow her dream. Jo-Anne is an English major who graduated from the University of Saskatchewan where she first realized her passion for the written word, and the power of it.
Jo-Anne began her career as a teacher and taught for twenty year. Unfortunately she was diagnosed with a medical illness that forced her to leave the classroom where she thought, at the time, was her passion. Until this happened, she never had time to live her dream but was comfortable with her life helping others in this profession.
During this adversity, she felt the hand of fate guiding her to live her dream that would become her life’s purpose. Determined not to let this devastation ruin her life, she turned this unplanned transition into an opportunity and wrote her first novel in seventeen days: a story that produced unbelievable self-healing results.
Now having the time to write, she has produced two completed novels, created an author platform where her audience networks through her blog, Conquer All Obstacles. She has gained a wealth of experience through attending writing conferences, participating in many on-line workshops, memberships to several writing associations, and meeting editors to accomplish her goals.
Her first book, a women’s fiction suspense/romance, called “Conquer All Obstacles” under her belt she immediately birth her latest book, a non-fiction resource titled “Premium Promotional Tips for Writers” that is fast becoming the go to book for authors.
As a result of the success of her novels she discovered that the writing and publishing journey doesn’t stop there. She dived into on-line support groups and professional bloggers where she learned the skills and techniques to successfully promote and market books. However, it is her desire to help other authors achieve success by sharing her new found information in the form of posts on her “Conquer All Obstacle” blog that is impressive.
It was not long after she began blogging that other authors and writers recognized her expertise and began to contact her for her for promotional services. The demand for Jo-Anne’s marketing and promotional services rapidly grew. Thousands of authors requested her services. The door opened and a new opportunity had risen and Jo-Anne walked through it.
Jo-Anne produces and hosts a live weekly Blog Talk Radio (BTR) show, “Authors Articulating,” where she shares marketing and promotional tips with other writers and answers questions from her extensive and ever-growing list of followers. She is an owner of Premium Promotional Services, a company that supports and markets fellow writers. Jo-Anne has two grown daughters and resides in British Columbia with her mini-dachshund, Oscar.
JO-ANNE VANDERMEULEN is the:
Owner and Marketeer of Premium Promotional Services
*You Write – We Promote*
Professional Online Network Support
*Marketing tips for Writers*
Produces and Hosts a Live Radio Show
Journey to Publication – http://www.joconquerall.com
Conquer All Obstacles – http://www.joconquerobstacles.com
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