Blog Tour Stop: Walk Your Way to Better by Joyce Shulman



A book to inspire someone who would like to start walking, but walking with a purpose

Synopsis for Walk Your Way to Better

This is a book about walking your way to better. Everywhere you turn, people, podcasts and gurus promise a simple path to the life you want. But few of them work. Why? Because simply reading the words is rarely enough to call your heart and mind to action. This book is different. Each section provides a thought-starter, insight or story. But I don’t want you to just read it. I want you to read a section and then lace up your sneakers and head out the door. Because while walking, your brain processes in a unique way, enabling you to recognize the things that are truly holding your back and the changes you actually need to make. You will literally Walk Your Way to Better. Along the way, you will forge a powerful connection between your mind and your body. And bonus — you’ll feel better and become fitter.

Review for Walk Your Way to Better

I have to be honest here . . . This book could not have come at a better time.  Between the death of my grandfather, the death of my 15 year old kitten 2 days before my grandfather’s burial, and then my journey to be inducted into the National Society of Leadership and Success, this book has helped me see what I can do.  It has helped me better understand the sadness that I was experiencing as well as the happiness knowing that I am succeeding in my journey.  I highly recommend this book if you want to look deeper into yourself.

About Joyce Shulman

Joyce Shulman, founder and CEO of 99 Walks and Macaroni Kid reaches millions of moms each month with hyper-local and national e-newsletters and websites, social media content, video and her Weekly Walk podcast. Having created a one-of-a-kind digital platform, she connects families to the wonders of their own communities and inspires women to chase their dreams and crush their goals.

Her most recent endeavor, 99 Walks, is on a mission to combat loneliness and improve fitness through the simple act of encouraging moms to walk together. Her mission? Nothing short of getting a million women walking.

Throughout her two decades as an entrepreneur, Joyce has guided SAHMs, teachers and even MBAs to success. Joyce shares how moms need to “take care of mama bear” and avoid the “martyr mom syndrome.” Her experience in business and leading mompreneurs makes her a coveted speaker where she shares tactics for beating burnout, fueling creativity, goal crushing, how walking can fuel productivity and performance, and more.

Joyce received her Bachelor’s in Business Management from the University of Maryland and her Juris Doctor, Cum Laude, from St. John’s University School of Law. After law school, she spent more than a dozen years as a New York City lawyer where her practice focused on complex commercial litigation.

A self-confessed idea junkie, in 1998, Joyce abandoned law firm life to liberate her entrepreneurial spirit and focus on the things that are most important to her: family, community and empowering women to chase their dreams.







Blog Tour Stop: Save the Cat! Writes a Novel by Jessica Brody

Are you writing a novel?  Do you know someone who is writing a novel?  Read below.


Synopsis for Save the Cat! Writes a Novel

Originally created for screenwriters, the Save the Cat! story-structure method provides compelling tips and tricks to make your novel as riveting as a movie – because whether you’re writing a fantasy series, a romance, or the next Great American Novel, every captivating story throughout time (from Jane Austen to Agatha Christie) has the same fifteen essential plot points, or “beats.”

In this revolutionary novel-writing guide from the best-selling Save the Cat! series, novelist Jessica Brody demystifies each beat, making it simple to craft your own best seller with easy-to-follow templates.  Brody also reveals the ten universal story genres to help you drill down into what makes your type of story work.  Featuring sample “beat sheets” for hits from the likes of J. K. Rowling, Khalid Hasseini, and Stephen King, this practical guide also includes real-world advice on pitching your novel, plus the quirky, original insights (like the eponymous tip to “save the cat) that make this series unique.  By the end of this book, your own imaginative beats will combine to create a story that thrills readers from start to finish. 

My Review for Save the Cat! Writes a Novel

I have met many people in my line of work that is wanting to write a novel, or is in the writing process of a novel and they are stuck.  Where was this book when I needed it?  Save the Cat! Writes a Novel is an easy read, and easy to follow for those tough chapters when you are stuck.

About Jessica Brody

Since leaving her job as a studio executive for MGM Studios in 2005, Jessica Brody has sold more than fifteen novels to major publishers.  She writes books for teens, tweens, and adults, including The Geography of Lost Things (Golden Fleece), The Chaos of Standing Still (Rites of Passage), Better You Than Me (Out of the Bottle), 52 Reasons to Hate My Father (Fool Triumphant), the Unremembered trilogy (Superhero), and the forthcoming Sky Without Stars (Institutionalized), the first installment in a new sci-fi series picked as “Les Miserables in space.”  She also writes books for Disney Press, including the Descendants: School of Secrets series, based on the hit Disney Channel original movies, and the LEGO Disney Princess chapter books.  Jessica’s novels have been translated and published in over twenty-three countries, and Unremembered and 52 Reasons to Hate My Father are currently in development as major motion pictures.  When not working on her own novels, Jessica teaches online writing workshops at  She lives with her husband and three dogs near Portland, Oregon.

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