1. Writing A Best Selling Book with Linda F. Barrett Melanie Johnson & Jenn Foster 16:43

Jenn Foster and Melanie Johnson co-owners of Elite Online Publishing, interview Linda F. Barrett about how she came to write her new book “Circle To Paris.”

What You’ll Learn in this Episode:

  • How to do research for your book.
  • How to write a sequel to your first book.
  • How to write character development.


“Our house is almost 400 years old, and of course, we know the stories of the people that lived here and the, the ups and downs, the wars, the plagues, the fires. And so, I had this in my mind that I wanted to bring some of these characters to life in a short novel.” (1:52)

“The moral of the story that I wanted to get across, intertwined with real history is that no matter who you are, whatever disappointments you’re facing, people have gone down that road for you and don’t give up.” (6:55)

Almost anyone, you know, with basic writing skills can write a book. It’s just a matter of, discipline, write every day.I wrote it in a, in just a matter of months.

Almost anyone, you know, with basic writing skills can write a book. It’s just a matter of, discipline, write every day.I wrote it in a, in just a matter of months.” (13:01)

About Linda F. Barrett:

Linda Barrett is an international lawyer and a Texas native, with degrees in philosophy, logic, and law from the University of Texas at Austin and the University of Texas Law School. She has practiced law for more than 40 years. Her legal work has taken her all over the globe. Linda founded the Houston BARC Foundation to initiate large scale private funding for improving the quality of care and adoption rate of abandoned animals in the city’s municipal animal shelter.

She has a love for French culture and served on the American Hospital of Paris Foundation board for many years organizing the Ambassadors of the American Hospital. She also co-founded the American Friends of the Marmottan Monet Museum Foundation and launched outreach programs for increasing private American funding to support the arts in France. Linda and her husband regularly spend time at their summer home, Château d’Aptot in Normandy, France, with their rescue pets, donkeys; Zebby and Presidente, and dogs; Kaiser and Kristy.

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Jenn Foster Bestselling Author

Jenn is a Wall Street Journal, USA Today, and International bestselling author. She is the owner of Elite Online Publishing and Biz Social Marketing Agency. Companies dedicated to helping business owners of all sizes thrive in today's highly technical world of product and service promotion. Jenn owned and operated a successful local chain of retail stores, where she honed her online marketing skills. From local brick and mortar stores to online entities, to large international corporations, Jenn's years of experience and expertise has now helped hundreds of businesses become front-page news on major search engines. She is dedicated to helping businesses use powerful new online and mobile marketing platforms to get visibility, traffic, leads, customers, and raving fans. She is passionate about helping busy entrepreneurs, business leaders, and professionals to create, publish, and market their book, to build their business and brand.