302: Building a Pop Poetry Empire — Interview with Jade Dee and Wilnona Marie

Hey there word nerds! Today, I have the pleasure of interviewing Jade Dee and Wilnona Marie, the “And I Thought” Ladies!

Jade is the 2019 Poet of the Year, and Wilnona is Advocate Awarded. Both ladies recently accepted the job as US correspondents for UK TV show Chrissy B on Sky TV. They recently made the list of 20 Iconic Authors according to Every Writers Resource Magazine. This dynamic duo has contributed to eleven books: The And I Thought Series & The Miss-Fit Guides.

In addition, Jade and Wilnona are the Co-Founders of The Inspirational Women in Literature Media and Journalism Awards, The Thoughtful Book Festival, the 25 Hottest Authors Magazine & And I Thought Literary Magazine. They starred in docuseries Just Writin Life about authors. They will be starring in the film Create, Aspire & Inspire.

They have co-hosted conferences on three continents. They have read poetry for loving fans in Australia, the U.K., Greece, and Canada, by Invitation for a regional poet laureate, and at the U.K. literary book festival. In July they were on their fourth European book tour reading their poetry, promoting their magazine and their movie.

In this episode Jade, Wilnona and I discuss:

  • The power of writers championing other writers
  • The myth that you’ll never make money as a poet
  • Understanding the impact of your writing 
  • Using past success as inspiration to keep going
  • Stepping into the limelight
  • Taking a piece from page to stage

Plus, their #1 tips for writers.

For more info and show notes: www.diymfa.com/302

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