Author Audience: Helping You Reach More People With Your Message | Writing | Self-Publishing | Book Marketing | Business Growth

Shelley Hitz is on a mission to help you reach more people with your message because she believes every person has God-given gifts and abilities to impact the world. Each episode of Author Audience will be packed with ACTIONABLE training, spiritual inspiration, and encouragement for you to write, publish, and market your books. However, this podcast is not just about how to write and self-publish a book. It is so much more. Episodes also include topics on book marketing, social media marketing, how to sell more books, product creation, coaching, speaking, etc. Shelley’s passion is to help you connect with your audience in the best way possible. If you are a Christian author, Christian entrepreneur, or someone who simply wants to reach more people with your message, you're in the right place! The question is, are you ready to let your light SHINE?
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Feb 23, 2016

After getting her book proposal rejected by a literary agent, Jean Wise decided to put together her own “Platform Power Up 100-Day Challenge.” In this episode you will learn how to grow your online platform through consistent action.

Feb 16, 2016

A great way to repurpose your content and diversify your income is to sell products.  In this episode Tom Corson-Knowles shares how to sell courses on Udemy.  Tomearns at least $3000/month  in additional income by selling 7 courses on Udemy to 37,000 students.

Feb 9, 2016

This is a #HitzBlitz episode where I share motivation/inspiration, real lessons learned the hard way, Q&A, and more shared in real time.  

TRUTH: Owning your own business is not always glamorous.

"Let us not become weary in doing good, for at the proper time we will reap a harvest if we do not give up." - Galatians 6:9

Some very exciting things are happening in my life right now. But, to be honest, I have no idea how I've done everything I've done in the last month. It even makes my head spin and right now it is a bit of a blur. Only by the grace of God.

Even in the midst of it all, I'm getting better at taking time off and enjoying weekly hikes/adventures with CJ and daily prayer walks.

Coaching authors, writing books, and speaking is my passion AND it is incredibly rewarding.

However, growing a business requires a lot of perseverance.

A couple of years ago I sensed God leading me to let go of my "Plan B."

My plan B was to go back to work as a Physical Therapist with good pay and a regular paycheck.

And I would think about it regularly.

It was one of the hardest decisions I made, but I had confirmation from several places and decided to OBEY. I made the BIG leap and left my Physical Therapy career behind for good. I gave up my P.T. license and now I can't go back to practicing as a P.T. unless I took the licensure exam again, which was hard enough to pass the first time right out of college.

I grieved.

I wrestled with God.

And it's still hard.

Last week, I honestly didn't know how we were going to pay some of our bills.

But God.

He provided once again. Why do I worry?

This is an area God is working on in my heart BIG time. It's time to RISE above fear and live in FAITH.

I sense a breakthrough coming for our business this year.

Has it been worth it?

YES! So worth it.

I'm reminded almost daily of how God is using my obedience for good and to glorify Him.

Has it been hard?

YES!! So. Very. Hard.

I honestly think if I would have kept my P.T. license active I would have gone back to that job and financial stability. I think God knew what was ahead and what I needed to do in order to keep moving forward and not look back.

It is still hard.

But, anything worth having is worth working for, right?

One. Step. At. A. Time.

The harvest is waiting when we OBEY God, even when it doesn't make sense to everyone around us.

It's time to not just survive, but to THRIVE!


This episode is sponsored by  Author Audience Academy is my signature program that provides you with the training, tools, and coaching you need to create a powerful book, find your audience, and grow a profitable business or impactful ministry.  You can learn more at

Feb 2, 2016

In this episode you get to meet my husband, CJ.  He shares encouragement with you to share your story for God’s glory.  This was the opening talk of our full day writing seminar we recently gave at our home church, Calvary Worship Center, and I thought it would encourage you as well!