One of the most fulfilling aspects of my job as an acquisitions editor is publishing the work of a new author. We work together as their book evolves from just a concept to a final book sold in stores around the country and the world.
When I first met intuitive coach Jodi Livon in August of 2007, we talked for a couple hours over a cup of coffee. She knew she had many things to say about her experience with psychic development, but didn’t yet have a book proposal or solid direction for her writing. A few months later, she emailed me a proposal. Less than a year later, a final manuscript. And about a year after that, Jodi is charming her way into the heart of everyone who reads her book The Happy Medium: Awakening to Your Natural Intuition.
One ofÂ the challenges throughout the publishing process is making sure that the author’s personal charisma shines through in how we package and promote the book. In Jodi’s case, I think we nailed it. You can feel Jodi’s warmth, knowledge, and genuine personality as you read. Last week,Â Jodi talked about the process of owning her intuition on TCL, Twin Cities Live. From her comfortable office in suburban Minnesota, sheÂ did an insightfulÂ reading for one of the show’s employees. Back at the studio, she explained that intuition is a natural element of everyone’s life.
Given how well the segment went,Â Jodi was invited back September 8, 15, 22, and 29. Tune in to TCL for Jodi’s remarkable insight on what it’s like to see the side of life that many of us are taught to put aside.