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Book Banter S3 EP 109: Sonya Moore Interview

Hello My Happy People,

I had so much fun editing this episode recently. It took me right back to the day we recorded this interview. We had such a fantastic conversation. I have so much admiration for Sonya Moore, author of Some Kind of Magic, A True Story Of Love Life And Wanderlust for everything she has accomplished in her life and career.

I personally know how hard it can be to just chuck the life you have always known and just pick up and move to a foreign country where you don't have family, don't know if you will be able to find a job or even just speak the language, or if you will have a hard time making new friends. Sonya didn't let any challenges stand in the way of her getting the life she wanted.

Traveling the world had always been something Sonya loved about her job, but she often did not have time to enjoy the local culture and sites. Most often, she was off to her next destination almost as soon as her work was concluded. Sonya was good at her job, but it came with a high level of stress that just didn't balance out with what her heart truly desired. The day finally came when she had enough.

In 2017, while sitting at her computer, alone in a hotel room in Johannesburg, South Africa, Sonya reached her limit. She suddenly and without warning, she found herself shouting to universe, "I don't want this anymore!" This epiphany was the beginning of her new life.

While it would take a few month to bring her life to a place where she could actually start living the life as she wanted, she wasted no time getting the wheels in motion to take her on her new path of self love, deeper discovery, and travel she was able to thoroughly enjoy. Her book, Some Kind of Magic, A True Story Of Love Life And Wanderlust details the magical transformation that has led her to a new peaceful life in Papua New Guinea. Listen now to her incredible interview by clicking the purple microphone below.



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Manic Monday TikTok Vlog

Time for more Love Fest Dad Jokes!

After you listen to today's guest author, you will understand why we chose

these jokes ... enjoy!

Q: Why did the mortician leave his job?

A: He heard it was a dead-end position.

Q: Why was it so difficult when the window cleaner quit his job?

A: The goodbyes were quite pane-ful.

Q: Why the game warden decided to quit his job?

A: Because he felt trapped in his job.

Q: Did you hear math teachers are leaving the profession?

A: They say they just can’t count on job security anymore.

Q: Why did the archaeologist quit his job after going to therapy?

A: He said he was over digging up the past.

Q: Do you know why the local bakery just closed?

A: Yes, the baker said he just couldn’t make enough dough.

Q: Why did the chef quit the restaurant?

A: He couldn't handle the heat so he got out of the kitchen.

And last but not least . . .

Q: Why did the photographer quit his job?

A: He said he wanted to focus on himself more.


Burckhardt Books Sponsored Fundraiser for a New Roof for

Single Mother and Daughters

PLEASE HELP this single mother and her daughters get a new roof for their home. Visit the GoFundMe page by clicking the image to the left and read their heartbreaking story, how the insurance system failed this mother and her girls. They have been struggling with this since 2018 and this needs to stop!

Ashley did everything right and has been punished for years for the bad acts of others. Help and her daughters get back into a healthy and safe home. Please read their story, donate if you can, share their fundraiser with others, and pray for them if you do that.

If every person who has viewed this fundraiser had donated just $5, this family would be able to replace their roof FIVE TIMES by now. Just a $5 donation when added to the $5 donations of thousands of other people, can change this family's life! Please be part of the solution to help this family finally move on from this devastating reality.

February/March Issue Available Now!

Going forward, Book Banter Magazine will be published every other month beginning in February with the start of season 3 of Book Banter with Dianne Burckhardt - Book Talk Podcast. We will also have the Year End Book Buying Guide in November for holiday shopping with every author guest from season 3. Follow us on social media to stay up to date on all our coming issues. Click the cover to read the latest issue.

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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 the phto above for more information or 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 Unlimited.

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* Special Episode January 10th, 2024 Celebrating Our 100th Broadcast *

Special Guest: Pedro (P.R.) Burckhardt

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Season Three Is In Our Second Month of Love Fest:

March 6th, S3 EP108: Fantasy Love

Nadines Abrahams, Author of The Fallen Stars Series

March 13th, S3 EP109: Love for Life

Sonya Moore, Author of Some Kind of Magic: A True Story of Love, Life, and Wanderlust

 March 20th, S3 EP110: Hot and Spicy Romance with Curves

Eve Black, Author of The Savage Raiders MC Series

March 27th, S3 EP111: Charming, Scottish Historical and Paranormal Romance

J.R. Byers, Author of The Blackwood Series

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