Christian Authors Network president, Angela Breidenbach, is a bestselling author and the host of three podcasts and radio shows: Grace Under Pressure Radio, about becoming a woman of courage, confidence, and candor; Historically Speaking on Blogtalk Radio, stories of true historical romances including genealogy tips; and brand new Lit Up! on Toginet Radio is a show all about the Christian publishing industry from book reviews to interviews with industry and organizational experts. She builds the characteristics of courage, confidence, and candor into the heroines she writes with the goal that every book is always good for your heart.
Angela Breidenbach received certifications in mentor/peer counseling as a Stephen Minister; Letters of Paul theological study; life coach through Coach Training Association; weight loss counseling and media/event presentation via Weight Watchers; and has multiple business and management certifications. She’s also a Toastmaster trained public speaker (and past chapter president). Angela holds the position of president for CAN (Christian Authors Network) and is the founder and president of her local Montana writing group, MT Pages.
Grace Under Pressure Radio podcast is now on iTunes and Google Play! To subscribe: Install the podcast app on your smart phone, open the app and search for Grace Under Pressure Radio, tap “subscribe”, and listen to the show at your convenience. OR listen directly from the website: GraceUnderPressureRadio.com
Angela is married, has a combined family of six grown children, and now a passel of grandchildren. Laugh along with Writer and Muse, Angela’s fe-lion assistant, as they warm up to write for the day whose antics are often found on Facebook or twitter as well as on the A-Muse-ings blog.
Angela’s Popular Speaking Topics For Groups, Readers, and Events
Angela uses warmth, humor, and fascinating stories as she deeply connects with and entertains her audience. Talks and topics suitable for retreats, teas, keynotes, events, & book clubs range 20 minutes through full weekend retreat settings. These talks can be combined for longer events or as a special event keynote. Contact Angela for your own customized talk or program.
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Grace Under Pressure: How to be a woman of confidence, courage, and candor
The secrets of becoming a woman of grace under pressure, confidence, courage, and how to express yourself in a gracious manner. (Matches the podcast. A book is also in the works…)
Pure entertainment as Angie leads a variety of authors in stringing unrelated stories together creating original comedy on the spot. Live, funny, never the same! Excellent for building book club participation.
Victim or Victorious
Overcoming the past to live a brilliant future to become the person God wants you to be. Drawn from true experiences in Angela’s life and the women who have overcome difficult pasts. You can too!
Where in Canada is Montana?
Entertaining, historical stories of Montana and her people told a bestselling historical Montana author. How do these stories connect to us today?
Crafting a Legacy
How to pass on your faith, family stories, and talents.
Transparency With Discretion
In this tell-all world, how do we learn the biblical value of discretion? Angela shares guidelines, examples, and tips to help you regain discretion and wisdom in your life. Tips to help your family learn it also.
For Writers: How to Build a Lucrative Career, How to Use Skype/Google Hangouts, Tech Tips, and more…
Angela’s Book Gallery
Angela’s newest releases are The Bucket List Dare, Oct. 2016, a contemporary romance that explores the question — do you dare to go after the #1 item on your bucket list. Nov. 1, 2016 from Barbour Books, Seven Medals and a Bride in the Blue Ribbon Bride Collection explores the Columbian Exposition World’s Fair of 1893 through the eyes of Montana women as they travel to Chicago to win coveted medals for their botany and science as well as bring home a bride for a beloved miner.
Another of Angela’s historical romances is Bridal Whispers (Jan. 2016, Barbour Publishing, in the Lassoed By Marriage Romance Collection) that shares the love story of her grandparents as the inspiration (This one is set in Minnesota.) A Healing Heart is a lovely contemporary romance set in Bozeman, MT exploring the questions of forgiveness and trust. “What would you do if the one man who tried to steal your business is the only man who can help you?” (Abingdon Press, Quilts of Love Books, also on audio).
Angela also has a non-fiction, Oct. 2016, Gems of Wisdom: The Treasure of Experience. For personal or group study, the topic comes from Angela’s heart and life experience of overcoming our past to build the brilliant future God has planned for you.
Angela’s Montana romantic historicals have been very popular garnering multiple #1 Bestsellers.
The Debutante Queen (1889 as Montana becomes a state) became a multiple #1 bestseller in 4 Amazon categories for several months and then released Nov. 2015 on Audible. It’s also featured Snowflake Tiara in paperback. Eleven Pipers Piping (1890-91) hit and held #1 for over 5 months in 4 categories on Amazon is available on Kindle, in the paperback collection Christmas Traditions from Forget Me Not Romances and then released on Audible Christmas 2015 as well as individual ebook. The third Montana Beginnings story,Taking the Plunge (1892), released on Audible. The 4th book set in 1894 explores how Montana chose her state flower, and will release summer 2017. Other works include cookbooks Creative Cooking for Colitis ebook, and Creative Cooking for Simple Elegance both ebooks available on Kindle; compilation books and devotionals from Guidepost, David C Cook’s The Quiet Hour; Group Magazine and books; a regular columnist for Leading Hearts Magazine; articles in multiple other magazines, ezines, and newspapers.
Angela’s Photo Gallery
What are book judges looking for and how to judge books objectively, book covers, formatting, content, voice, active prose, and more…
What does it take to become a writer?
1-2 hour workshop that helps aspiring authors gain a solid overview of the real writing world and how to start a career. The longer workshop goes deeper into each area.
Powerful Prose: Passive to Active
Ridding your manuscript of wordiness, passive writing, and editing power into your work.
Acting for Authors
2 hour workshop. Getting into your characters’ heads and then putting the emotion, motivation, and conflict on the page. Learn to build a rich story and intimate connection with your readers by transferring personal emotions and experience into the pages of your book through thespian techniques of emotional transference, character projection, and the art of physical action/reaction.
Fit to Be Tied (To Your Desk)
Fitness and weight loss for authors and their characters. and more…
What do people say about Angie’s speaking and teaching?
“Loved your workshops at #inwcw. Thanks for the great information you shared and for being so approachable. Blessings!” –Pamela Thorson, author and workshop attendee
“Angie has amazing passion and mission for helping others achieve their goals and live healthy, fulfilled lives. With her eye always on the Big Picture, she is an unending source of inspiration, energy and empowerment for others.” – Tosca Lee, NYT Bestselling Author
“Any cause Angie supports is truly blessed. She has so much energy and passion.” – Linda Bauman, Owner Market Place Media
“Angie B. was EXCELLENT!! A wealth of info and she put her whole heart into her presentation. Lots of GOOD energy!!” – attendee
“Love Angela B’s workshops … she is so full of important tidbits of info for beginning and intermediate writers.” – attendee
“Really appreciated Angela Breidenbach’s workshops – she packs so much into it in a fun and energetic way! Good info!” – attendee
“Is that the ball I see sailing over the outfield fence? Homerun!” – Clint Kelly, author/communications specialist Seattle Pacific University/co-director NW Writers Renewal