KJ Dell’Antonia

KJ Dell’Antonia Talks About Getting A Book Deal, and her New York Times Bestseller, The Chicken Sisters, A Reese Witherspoon Book Club Pick.


In this exciting episode of the Holistic Wealth podcast, our very special guest is KJ Dell’Antonia, New Times Bestselling Author of The Chicken Sisters.  She is the former editor of the New York Times’ Motherlode blog and the author of the book How to Be a Happier Parent. Her debut novel, The Chicken Sisters, is a timely, humorous exploration of the same themes she focuses on in her journalism: the importance of finding joy in our families, the challenge of figuring out what makes us happy and the need to value the people in front of us more than the ones in our phones and laptops, every single time. KJ is also the host of the #AmWriting podcast.

In this episode of the podcast, KJ authentically speaks to the experience of starting out as a lawyer, switching gears to becoming a journalist writing non-fiction and then switching to fiction. Check out this exciting episode of the Holistic Wealth podcast with Keisha Blair!

What You'll Learn from this Episode:

• KJ’s experience as a lawyer then writing non-fiction as a journalist at the New York Times and then her pivot to writing fiction.

• KJ’s experience switching from writing non-fiction to fiction, getting the book deal, and the lessons learned from that experience.

• How KJ’s childhood experience as an only child, and her parents’ hometown influenced her story and writing.

• How KJ learned that her book was chosen as a Reese Witherspoon Book Club pick.

• Learn why even the best Indie Authors have their own rigorous editing process with their own editors before a publishing a book.

• Learn why its helpful to have a book coach and the benefits of having a book coach to guide you in your writing journey – to get your manuscript ready for an Editor.

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