In this video and podcast series, you'll meet other writers, artists, and people just like you who are looking for more meaning in their lives. For more JOY. Join us every week, to meet someone new, learn something new, and maybe even feel something new. Joy is all around you—isn't it time you grabbed some for yourself?


September 27, 2023 23 mins

Hey there, joy-seekers!

I hope you're in high spirits and ready for a burst of happiness. In this episode, I had the pleasure of chatting with award-winning author Amey Zeigler, who specializes in romantic comedic mysteries that are guaranteed to bring a smile to your face.

So, what can you expect from this fun-filled conversation?

Here's 5 keys that you'll take away from this awesome interview:

  1. The Power of Humor: Amey shares how...
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How can you call yourself a writer when you struggle with mental health issues? In this episode I got to speak with author Mariah K. Porter about this and more! Mariah offers her unique perspective on tackling tough topics with a touch of humor and hope.


1️⃣ How to navigate writing during challenging times, including personal struggles and life changes.

2️⃣ Finding joy through self-reflection in nonfiction writing.

3️⃣ The sheer...

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Hello my friends! 

Every week I'm surprised by what comes out of the show. This conversation with Tamara Grantham made me remember my early days as a mom and how I needed something more, something for me, in order to be the best mom I could be to my boys. Many women, and men, find themselves in similar situations and there can sometimes be the sense of guilt, like they should just magically be this other-centered being who serves a...

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August 30, 2023 34 mins

Hey, Write4Joy family!

I've got an exciting new video for you, and you won't want to miss it! In this episode, I sat down with the incredible Jared Quan to explore the power of impactful writing and discuss his inspiring journey as an author, networker, and force for good.

So grab a cozy seat, your favorite snack, and let's dive right in!

🔑 Key Takeaways from the Episode:

1️⃣ Unleashing the Power of Impact: Discover how stories ca...

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August 23, 2023 26 mins

Hello my wonderful friends!

I am so excited about this episode featuring the amazing Michelle Henrie. If you love art, writing, and finding joy in pursuing your dreams, this episode is just for you!

We delve into the fascinating world of Michelle Henrie, an incredibly talented writer and artist. Michelle's artistic journey spans over two decades, during which she taught art, sold her artwork across the United States, and even desig...

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August 16, 2023 15 mins

Hello my friends!

My guest today is Karen E. Hoover, my longtime friend and writing inspiration. I have learned so much from her that has made me a better writer AND a better human. Have a listen, then go buy her books. If you love epic fantasy, you will NOT be disappointed. (Read the Wolfchild Saga! It's amazing!)

Have a joyful day! Ali :)


ABOUT MY GUEST: KAREN E. HOOVERKaren E. Hoover has been writing ...

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Everything about this episode made me happy. John's such a positive guy that it he couldn't help but inspire me to be better, live better, and even write better.

I hope you enjoy it, too!

Ali :)

The bumper music is "Gone With the Flow" by Marc Torch.



John M. Olsen is an award-winning author who edits and writes speculative fiction across multiple genres. He loves stories ab...

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This was such a fun interview! Do you get the feeling we could probably have talked for hours?

I want to try something a little different from my previous posts. I want to ask YOU a question. In the video, Adrienne and I talk a lot about writing and mental health...

How do YOU think writing can contribute to one's mental and emotional well-being?

Enjoy the show! Ali :) Oh and PS! I changed the bumper music! What do you think? This ...

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July 26, 2023 13 mins

Who Writes4Joy? We do! This time we have a special guest who will unravel the mysteries of writing suspenseful tales! You don't want to miss this one, featuring the incredible Craig Kingsman. 🔍💥

In this episode, Craig Kingsman, an internationally recognized tech thought leader and budding mystery writer, joins me, Ali Cross, on a thrilling adventure into the complicated recesses of his mind. You'll be captivated till the very end...

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July 19, 2023 30 mins

We have another incredible video for you that will leave you feeling inspired and empowered. Our recent interview with Abby Petersen dives deep into the power of individuality and the joy of pursuing your dreams. So, grab a hot beverage and get ready to be uplifted! In this episode, Abby shares her personal journey and how she found solace and belonging through writing.

Fun fact from the episode: Abby draws inspiration from a quote...

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July 12, 2023 23 mins

Welcome to this awesome chat with Latter-Day Saint Horror author, C. David Belt! 

Check out these 5 key takeaways from our conversation:

  1. Detailed Character Sketches: Discover how David finds joy in writing by creating detailed character sketches before diving into a story. Learn how to explore the motivations, fears, and joys of your characters, including the villains.
  2. Unveiling the Why: Dive into the mind of a villain. David ...
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We're back with another exciting episode of Write4Joy, and this time we have a special guest who will inspire you to find joy in your own writing journey. Join me and the incredibly talented YA fantasy author, poet, and speaker, Robin Glassey. In this episode, Ali and Robin delve into the depths of writing joy, sharing personal experiences, tips, and insights that will leave you feeling motivated and ready to embrace your creative ...

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June 28, 2023 6 mins

Welcome to Write4Joy! In this video and podcast series, you'll meet other writers, artists, and people just like you who are looking for more meaning in their lives. For more JOY.

Join us every week, to meet someone new, learn something new, and maybe even feel something new. Joy is all around you—isn't it time you grabbed some for yourself? ★゜・。。・゜゜・。。・゜☆゜・。。・゜゜・。。・゜★

Ali is a certified life coach and USA Today bestselling author ...

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