Norooz + Twinkl + Cats Fable Vid + Podcast: Ashley’s Easier Publishing

Khashayar with me at our Persian New Year haft-seen table.
Khashayar with me at our Persian New Year haft-seen table.

Self-Publishing: It Gets Easier by Ashley L. Peterson Happiness Between Tails

#MentalHealth #Books #Authors #Publishing #SelfPublishing #GuineaPigs Mental health nurse and author Ashley L. Peterson of Mental Health At Home dot org blogs out of Vancouver, Canada, and writes from both a personal perspective as well as that of a medical professional. She’s written a host of books on the subject. Have you considered self-publishing, and what's your experience with publishing and building a platform? Share your thoughts, experiences, and questions by recording them on my Anchor by Spotify page — or comment at — or email me. Like what you hear? Buy me a coffee. Time Stamps (where segments begin): HBT introduction Today’s topic and about today’s guest 1:05 Self-Publishing: It Gets Easier by Ashley L. Peterson 2:00 My question for you 3:30 HBT outro Links used for the HBT blog post of this episode: Here’s the original blog version of this podcast episode. Ashley’s website Photos available at the HBT posts for this show: Ashley and her hard working guinea pigs. Covers of her books. — This episode is sponsored by · Anchor: The easiest way to make a podcast. — Send in a voice message: Support this podcast:

Click H-E-R-E for my podcast page at AnchorFM. This week’s show is the audio version of this blog post of “Self-Publishing It Gets Easier by Ashley L. Peterson.”

At the Happiness Between Tails podcast page, you’ll also find links to subscribe, hear, and share it via most any platform, from Spotify and Apple Podcasts, to Google Podcasts and Pocket Casts, along with RadioPublic and Castbox and Stitcher and more, plus an RSS feed. The full list of 50+ places is H-E-R-E.

Persian New Year partying is a two-week affair, so we’re still in the midst of it! Here’s the haft-seen table that Khashayar arranged. In another video, I explain the history and the items.

More to celebrate: given that I’m writing soon-to-be-published novels, Twinkl (a resource by teachers, for teachers and homeschoolers in early childhood and elementary settings that featured me before) listed me among authors and bloggers on their To Be Read List 2022: Top Book Picks From Authors and Bloggers!

Now for a story with a moral. The lives of Lucy and Mooshie are Grimm-inspired reminders of how smarts are better to have than good looks (more about Mooshie here)


What’s your fave book or fable?

32 thoughts on “Norooz + Twinkl + Cats Fable Vid + Podcast: Ashley’s Easier Publishing

  1. Cheryl, Gulf Coast Poet April 1, 2022 / 7:58 am

    I enjoyed the recording of Mooshie and Lucy, da-AL. It was pleasant to listen to your storytelling! It reminded me of the Aesop’s Fables I learned from my father as a child. I later shared Aesop’s Fables with my daughter and my students. We performed skits of some of them, which was fun. Have a great weekend! ❤

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    • da-AL April 4, 2022 / 8:33 pm

      how fun! did you video tape any? I’m sure the students have great memories of what a terrific teacher you were, Cheryl ❤

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  2. usfman March 31, 2022 / 12:14 pm

    I must comment that I too have an Anchor podcast linked to my World press blog. But it takes an extensive amount of time to do both up to the standards I desire. So how do you make Anchor work while maintaining a writing schedule? I notice for example you tape your own voice which takes time while I choose to use the Anchor voice already embedded. I realize I could do better here.

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    • da-AL March 31, 2022 / 3:42 pm

      so glad to meet someone trying it out too — yes, it takes time — I used my own voice for canned intros & outros, then use automated for reading the post itself. but even that takes time because I opened a separate wordpress account just for that — that way I can massage the text for how the a.i. reads it. mine is more of a personal classroom for when I use my own voice for podcasting my upcoming novels


  3. Pam Lazos March 30, 2022 / 7:11 am

    My favorite this week is “A Tree Grows in Brooklyn,” by Betty Smith. The book has been around for decades and I just now got a chance to read it. Fabulous.
    And congrats on making the who’s who list for 2022, da-AL! xox

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    • da-AL March 31, 2022 / 3:35 pm

      thank you, Pam – I only know the movie with Natalie Wood, & that’s fabulous if you haven’t seen it

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