“Don’t give into the stigma of being a self-publishing author and if that’s the route God wants you to take, take it because it’s better to have the gospel message out there and into the world and hit a few lives than have it sitting on a desktop because you only want this one particular deal with this one particular publisher.” – Michelle Lazurek
Crystal Bowman is an award-winning, bestselling author of more than 100 books for children and families. She enjoys teaching at writers’ conferences, speaking to mothers of young children, and giving poetry workshops in elementary schools. She also writes lyrics for children’s piano music and stories for Clubhouse Jr Magazine.
Michelle Lazurek is a multi-genre award-winning author, literary agent, certified writing coach, speaker, pastor’s wife, and mother living in Coopersburg, Pennsylvania. She has won two Golden Scroll Children’s Book of the Year awards, Article of the Year, and the Enduring Light silver medal, among many other honors. She is also a member of the Christian Author’s Network and the Advanced Writers and Speakers Association.
During this episode, both ladies share their insight and knowledge about their writing journeys, the pitfalls of first-time authors, and both the labors and blessings behind becoming well-known published authors. Crystal and Michelle discuss the pressures society and schools have on our children at a young age to choose a career. They share advice on how parents can help children understand that having multiple passions and careers is okay and normal. They talk about the engaging and fun children’s picture book they co-authored, Who God Wants Me to Be, and how it empowers a diverse cast of little girls with dreams to grow up and serve God in all different kinds of careers, and not be afraid to be what they want to be!
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