Your backstage pass to the world’s most prolific authors

JD Barker
Christine Daigle
Kevin Tumlinson
Jena Brown

What does it take to succeed as a writer? Join hosts J.D. Barker, Christine Daigle, Kevin Tumlinson and Jena Brown as they pull back the curtain and gain rare insight from the household names found on bookshelves worldwide.

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Transitioning Between Careers with Romona Robinson

Romona Robinson knows a thing or two about successfully transitioning between careers. After working as one of Cleveland’s most respected news anchors for over thirty years, she took a leap of faith when she left her job to write full-time. Backed by passion, hard work, and smart marketing, Romona was able to publish two successful books in her first two years of writing and continues to inspire women and men everywhere to find their purpose. Her latest publication, Your Voice is Your Power, is available now.


Romona Robinson is an eight time Emmy award winning anchor, speaker and author of A Dirt Road to Somewhere and Your Voice is Your Power. She is one of the most respected and admired journalists in northeast Ohio and was inducted into the Press Club of Cleveland’s Journalism Hall of Fame in 2016. She is winner of the prestigious Edward R Murrow Award along with her station, WOIO-TV 19, where she served as primary anchor. She received the 2017 Alpha Woman Award, given to women who exemplify power in their field and uses it to empower women.

Whether you’re traditionally published or indie, writing a good book is only the first step in becoming a successful author. The days of just turning a manuscript into your editor and walking away are gone. If you want to succeed in today’s publishing world, you need to understand every aspect of the business – editing, formatting, marketing, contracts. It all starts with a good book, then the real work begins.

Join international bestselling author J.D. Barker and indie powerhouse, J. Thorn, as they gain unique insight and valuable advice from the most prolific and accomplished authors in the business.

In this episode, you’ll discover:

  • How Romona found her passion for writing
  • How to start a career as an author
  • Why community engagement is important
  • The importance of timed advertising
  • How to overcome the fear of failure


J. D. Barker –

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A Dirt Road to Somewhere by Romona Robinson –

Your Voice is Your Power by Romona Robinson –

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Music by Nicorus – 

Voice Over by Rick Ganley – and recorded at Mill Pond Studio –

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“Muggable” quote by Harley Christensen –

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  1. SA Schneider

    4 years ago  

    To me, living in NEO, interviewing Romona Robinson seems like a bigger celebrity to interview than even Patterson. I mean, she’s real and right here and I totally remember Romona’s kids. Great interview and such a great choice that someone else may have ignored. Thanks J

    1. J. Thorn

      4 years ago  

      She’s a wonderful human. No doubt.

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