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Book Banter EP 90: Debbie Weiss Interview

Hello My Happy People,

I am sorry this blog is getting out a bit late today. I published the podcast on time, it has been live for a few hours now, but I was running late and had to get dinner started. FYI, I made another soup from Michele Di Pietro's cookbook, Soupified, which is featured in our November issue of Book Banter Magazine along with her Twice Baked, Loaded Potato Soup with Bacon recipe. This was the fourth recipe of hers we have tried and they have all been amazing! Our November issue also went live today and you can read it on our website, just click HERE after you have checked out our amazing podcast guest author in today's episode.

I am thrilled to share my interview with today's impressive author, Debbie Weiss. She is an accomplished entrepreneur and so much more. She has created a career that benefits not only herself but countless others with her work as a speaker, women's coach, podcaster, and author. At 50, Debbie made a significant change in her life, realizing life was too short to be spent always putting the needs of others before her own. She worked to change her self talk from "I can't" to "Maybe I can." Debbie consciously worked to change her victim mentality and refused to let her past dictate her future. After becoming a widow, Debbie became more determined than ever to share her message. Her debut memoir, "On Second Thought ... Maybe I Can," earned praise from Jack Canfield, co-author of The Chicken Soup for the Soul® series. Through her memoir and public speaking events, Debbie openly shares her struggles and strategies for success, working to constantly remind others they're not alone. Debbie acknowledges that life is tough, but works to be a beacon for others to show that dreams are worth pursuing.

She is a wonderfully friendly person and after speaking with her for just a few moments, it was clear how this woman is able to help so many others find their voice and begin to change their lives. Be sure to check out her full podcast interview by clicking the purple icon below and follow her on social media ... you will not regret it!

​Have a great week,


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Manic Monday Vlog

Time for some great (okay ... decent) Dad jokes ...

Q: How did the tree get talk her boss into a promotion?

A: She had all the right qua-leaf-ications.

Q: What is the best library book to read at no cost in autumn?

A: Free Fall by David Wiesner

Q: Why was the man hanging out near the aluminium foil at the store?

A: He wanted to see fall foil-age.

Q: Why was the robot couple get married in the fall?

A: Because they wanted to be autumn-mated.

Q: Why did the pie crust go to the dentist?

A: Because it needed a filling.

Q: What do trees on Andor say to each other in the fall?

A: May the forest be with you.

Q: Why do small peppers wear jackets in late autumn?

A: Because they are a little chili!

Q: How do trees surf the Internet?

A: They have to log on first.

And last but not least ...

Q: Why did the turkey cross the road?

A: He knew Thanksgiving was coming!


Book Banter Magazine's November Issue is Live!

This Fall issue is all about cozy comforts. We have amazing authors, warm, cozy author swag, recipes, a puzzle, and more. Our featured author is Bruce Leonard, author of the Quilt City: Hadley Carroll Mysteries and the companion Quilt City Cookbook. Our featured cookbook author is Michele Di Pietro and her cookbook, SOUPified: Soups Inspired by Your Favorite Dishes. Check it all out on our Book Banter Magazine page. You can find it by clicking HERE. Bookmark it so you never miss and issue.

The Into the West Saga Serial is Complete!

Check out the award-winning, historical fiction, family saga, Into the West Saga Serial. All the books, one through seven, are available now on Amazon. Click here to order your copy of each of the seven novellas in this serial today or you can read them all for free with Kindle

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Support Our Book Banter Buddies (2023 Guest Interviews):

Debbie Weiss, Memoir Author & Entrepreneur (EP 90: Nov. 1st)

Lynne Golodner, Author, Coach, Marketing Entrepreneur & Podcaster (EP 91: Nov. 8th)

Mary Carroll Moore, Women's Fiction Author (EP 92: Nov. 15th)

Leah Ann Brown, Middle Grade Fantasy Author (EP 93: Nov. 22nd)

Faith Kramer, Jewish Global Kitchen Cookbook Author (EP 94: Nov. 29th)

Brian Kaufman, Textbook and Fiction Author (EP 95: Dec. 6th)

Michelle Glogovac, THE Podcast Matchmaker™ & Publicist (EP 96: Dec. 13th)

Season Two Ender - Gail Papp, PUBLIC/ PRIVATE: My Life with Joe Papp at The Public Theater (EP 97: Dec. 20th)

  • Gail Merrifield Papp Website

Season 2 Past Guest Interviews (2023):

LM Wilson, author of The Last of the Spirit Drakes (EP 51: Feb. 1)

LeRoy A Peters, author of The Edge of the World Series (EP 52: Feb. 8)

C. D'Angelo, Author of The Difference and The Visitor (EP 53: Feb. 15th)

Val Collins, author of the Aoife Walsh Books (EP 54: Feb. 22)

Kirstie Page, Visual Storyteller/Artist (EP 55: March 1st)

Lance Steen Anthony Nielsen, Author of Diamonds in the Sky Series

(EPs 56/57: March 8th/15th)

David Gibson, PhD FRSB, Author of Planting Clues: How Plants Solve Crimes.

(EP 58: March 22nd)

Linaya DiNoto, Science Fiction Author of Lithaflora: The Chrysalis: The Forever After Series (EP 59: March 29)

Kelly Florence, Screenwriter/Podcaster and Co-Author of 5 books in The Science of Series

(EP 60: April 5)

Steph LaVigne, Cozy Mystery Author of Headlines, Deadlines, and Lies

(EPs 61/62: April 12/19)

Nzondi (Ace Antonio Hall), horror author/actor/musician (EP 66 & 67: May 17 & 24)

Benecia Ponder, author coach and bestselling author (EP 68: May 31)

Diann Floyd Boehm, Children's Book Author/Educator/Podcaster (EP 69: June 7th)

Angela R. Hughes, Historical Epic Fantasy Author (EP 70: June 14)

Donna Edman, Photographer/Visual Storyteller/Author (EP 71: June 21)

Wendy Jo Cerna, Inspirational Author (EP 72: June 28)

Sabrina Hammonds, Kingdom Connections Podcast and Media Agency (EP 73: July 5)

Ann Charles, Mixed Genre Mystery Author (EP 74: July 12)

Natacha Deen, YA, Adult, and Non-Fiction Author (EP 75: June 21)

Kammy Wood, The Modern Wordist, Creative Writing Consultant (EP 76: June 26)

Francesca Maria, Horror and Comic Book Author (EP 77: August 2nd)

Reenita M. Hora, Author, Creative, Entrepreneur (EP 78 & 79: August 9th & 16th)

Christopher (Chris) Denmead, Comic Book Author/Podcaster (EP 80: August 23rd)

Carole T. Beers, Contemporary Western Mystery Author (EP 81: August 6th)

J.C. Fuller, Mystery Author and TikTok Queen (EP 82: September 6th)

Meliza Farndell, Author, Coach, Speaker (EP 83: September 13th)

  • Meliza Farndell's Website

Dianne Burckhardt, Historical Fiction, Crime Thrillers, & more (EP 84: Sept. 20th)

Mikel Melwasul, Epic Military Fantasy Author (EP 85: Sept. 27th)

Liz Shipton, Part-Time Author, Full-Time Pirate (EP 86: Oct. 4th)

Sagit Schwartz, Suspense Thriller Author (EP 87: Oct. 11th)

Otto Schafer, Award-Winning YA and Adult Fiction Author (EP 88: Oct. 18th)

Michele Di Pietro, SOUPified Cookbook Author (EP 89: Oct. 25th)


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