Getting Stories Out of Our Heads and onto the Page

“The future belongs to a different kind of person with a different kind of mind: artists, inventors, storytellers – creative and holistic ‘right-brain’ thinkers.” ~ Daniel Pink, author

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This blog post is going to be a little bit different than my others. I’m going to share with you a chat I had with Teri M. Brown an author I interviewed early last year but whose Story-Power episode doesn’t air until this coming Wednesday, January 25. In that episode, we talked about her first book, Sunflowers Beneath the Snow but she was already working on her second book, An Enemy Like Me, which she is publishing on January 24th. Both of Teri’s books are about the joys and difficulties of family relationships, among the most important relationships in our lives. And how outer events, such as the fall of Communism and World War II affect those who live through them.

Teri and I chatted about this second book, her writing and promotional process which I published on my Patreon page. I’m publishing it here to help her promote both books. I have published several conversations with my podcast guests on Patreon, some are uncut versions of their Story-Power episode, some are new conversations. I hope you’ll go check them out.

I’ve begun to read the books written by my podcast guests and I’m so glad I am doing that because I’m learning some vital things about the emotional lives of human beings through the characters who appear in the books. Of course, my guest’s books are not the only ones I read. However, I have to say, I’m am enjoying them and am glad to promote them so others can enjoy them too. 

I wish I could remember who said, “Emotions are energy in motion,” but it’s so true. Since I’m an empathetic, highly sensitive person, I want to see the characters in the stories grow. I’m happy to say Teri’s characters learn some very important lessons. They are uplifting and that’s why I’m promoting them here.

One more thing that I have gained from talking with so many authors, I’ve been inspired and am working on my second novel again. I hope to get the rough draft finished by summer. I may post snippets of it here for you to read.

I hope you enjoy my conversation with Teri, and be sure to listen to the our first conversation which helped us begin our growing friendship.


Lucinda Sage-Midgorden © 2023

Sunflowers Beneath the Snow, Teri M. Brown

An Enemy Like Me, Teri M. Brown

The Space Between Time

Lucinda is the author of The Space Between Time, an award finalist in the “Fiction: Fantasy” category of the 2017 Best Book Awards.

Have you ever experienced life shattering events? Yeah, after the last few years, most of us have. In The Space Between Time, Jenna Holden gets slammed by her fiancé walking out, her mother’s untimely death, and losing her job all in one week. But she receives unexpected help when she finds her three-times great-grandmother’s journals and begins the adventure of a lifetime.

The Space Between Time is available in all ebook formats at Smashwords and for Kindle at Amazon, or you can find the ebook at iBooks or Barnes and Noble. If you prefer a physical copy, you can find a print-on-demand version at Amazon. Stay tuned for news when the audiobook version is published.

Lucinda is also the host of Story-Power a podcast where she and her guests discuss their creative endeavors, and/or the stories that have changed their lives. It’s available here on Sage Woman Chronicles and on Apple, Google, and Spotify podcast apps. Please rate and leave a review. It helps people find me.


I’m so passionate about stories that I created the Story-Power podcast and Patreon communities so I’d have an excuse to talk story with other story lovers. If you’re passionate about stories too, and want to talk about what you’ve learned from your favorites, come join me at


This episode is brought to you by PodMatch, the dating service for podcasters. They introduced me to Teri M. Brown, and I’m so glad they did. I hope you’ve enjoyed our conversation and remember that if you have a podcast or something to share with the world, check out PodMatch at my affiliate link at PodMatch and tell them Lucinda sent you.

Published by lucindasagemidgorden

I grew up in the West, the descendant of people traveling by wagon train to a new life. Some of their determination and wanderlust became a part of me. I imagine them sitting around the campfire telling stories, which is why I became first a theatre artist, then a teacher and now a writer. They are all ways of telling stories.

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