Danielle LaPorte & Linda Sivertsen 

Danielle LaPorte is a badass power blogger preaching her business and life success-oriented sermons at DanielleLaPorte.com, as well as the outspoken author of  The Fire Starter Sessions: A Soulful + Practical Guide for Creating Success on Your Own Terms (from Random House/Crown). In addition to being a business strategist and inspirational speaker, she’s also an e-course creating queen, who had wildly successful launches of two online programs, The Spark Kit: A Digital Experience for Entrepreneurs and Your Big Beautiful Book Plan, which she created with Linda Sivertsen.

Danielle was once a news show commentator for CBC and a former director of a Washington-DC think tank, where she managed a team of analysts studying global trends for the likes of the Pentagon and the World Bank. Fortunately for us, she brought much of what she learned- and so much more- to her current life, where she gifts us with brilliant content in blog posts, books, online programs, and from the stage. To date, over a million readers have visited DanielleLaPorte.com, lauded as “the best place on-line for kick-ass spirituality.”

Linda Sivertsen is a book proposal doctor, author whisperer, agent connector, idea-fairy, and huge-hearted cheerleader of creativity for writers of all genres — and every gold-plated publishing dream. In addition to authoring & co-authoring eight books — including Closer Than You Think (April 2012, Canari Press), Generation Green (Simon & Schuster), Lives Charmed (HCI), and the NY Times bestseller Harmonic Wealth (Hyperion) + recently collaborating on Darren Hardy’s NY Times/Wall Street Journal bestseller, The Compound Effect (Vanguard Press) — Linda’s ghostwriting, coaching, & curatorial talents are sought after by Emmy & Oscar award winners, business leaders, and celebrity clients in Los Angeles, and around the world. When she’s not helping writers land 6- and 7-figure book deals at her legendary writing retreats in Carmel-by-the-Sea, Linda can be found hiking with her man and their two dogs, swinging her nine-iron on the golf course, or perfecting her latest raw-food creation. Find Linda online at BookMama.com (because delivering book babies is easier than the human kind!) .

Listen to Danielle & Linda’s interview here. (To download right click with your mouse and click “save as.”)

Danielle & Linda’s Brilliance: 

Your Big Beautiful Book Plan

Linda in Carmel

The Fire Starter Sessions: A Soulful + Practical Guide for Creating Success on Your Own Terms

Jeff Herman’s Guide to Book Publishers, Editors, and Literary Agents 2012

Publishers Marketplace