‘Blurb!’ Returns, with Book of the Week Winner Frankie Picasso

After a well-deserved summer hiatus, Blurb! hosts Sally Shields and Dr. Kent are back to critique the sales pitches of newbie and veteran writers whose books are hot off the presses.

Today in their new time slot—Fridays at 12:30 p.m. ET—the didactic duo tackles works from the fiction category. And be sure to tune in next week as they take on business  books, followed by biographies the week after that.

Also today, Sally and Dr. Kent will be joined by the most recent Blurb! Book of the Week winner, Frankie Picasso.

Ministering and kickboxing may make strange bedfellows, but in Frankie”s case, that skill set helped mold one helluva woman.

That in turn no doubt prompted the beauty to pack her book, Midlife Mojo, with all the direction necessary to achieve “lasting change and happiness.”

CAPTION: "The only thing between you and happiness right now is your next thought," says Frankie (above).

"The only thing between you and happiness right now is your next thought," says Frankie (above).

The 142-page “spiritual bootcamp” for finding and loving yourself, according to BookPleasures.com, “will certainly appeal to those who are looking for a way out of their mundane and unsatisfactory lifestyles.”

And judging from Frankie’s own life, she puts her money where her mouth is.

The self-proclaimed Unstoppable Life Coach, who hails from Toronto, is member of the Canadian Association of Journalists, a certified laughter yoga leader, a community emergency response volunteer, a mediator trained in crisis intervention and pain management, and founder of the Institute of Quantum Living and Conscious Design.

What’s more, the mother of three is an ordained minister with the Spiritual Humanist Church—and holds the distinction of being the world’s first female kickboxing promoter.

(Impressed? We thought you’d be.)

Each week, Sally and Dr. Kent review not books themselves but prerecorded pitches from five writers.midlife-mojo-cover2 And each scribe gets a mere three minutes to convince the hosts that theirs is the book worth cracking. But if they succeed, they capture the coveted Book of the Week title.

That means Sally and Dr. Kent post it prominently on the Blurb! website, just as they did with Frankie’s book.

To top it all off, the winning author gets a guest spot on the show, during which to pitch his or her book live to listeners worldwide.

To tune into Blurb! click here.

To hear Frankie’s winning blurbs and learn more about Blurb!— including how to submit your pitch for an upcoming show—click here.

To read more about Midlife Mojo, click here.

To learn more about the Institute of Quantum Living and Conscious Design, click here.

To see all our Blurb! Book of the Week winners to date, click here.

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