Recently, I had the pleasure of joining fellow author and friend Kelly McDaniel in an interview conducted by Ami McConnell, host of the WriterFest Podcast.
We give listeners a little insight into the author’s journey—and share insights about writing backed by science that might just knock your socks off.
We also talk about:
- Writing with a friend
- Margaret Renkl’s book Late Migrations
- Book release day for MOTHER HUNGER: How Adult Daughters Can Understand and Heal from Lost Nurture, Protection, and Guidance
- Attachment issues
- How Kelly tried to nurture, protect, and guide the reader
- Writing partners & what to look for
- “Writing is relational”
- Am I a writer?
- Commercial publishers and the difference between houses
- Foreign language rights
- Audio books
Give it a listen!
Kelly McDaniel, LPC, NCC, CSAT is a licensed professional counselor and author who specializes in treating women who experience addictive relational patterns. A pioneer in her field, McDaniel is the first clinician to name Mother Hunger as an attachment injury and explore the repercussions of bonding to an emotionally compromised mother. Kelly teaches workshops and speaks to audiences nationwide about Mother Hunger. She is a frequent podcast guest and her groundbreaking work is being used at several treatment centers around the country.
Her fantastic new nonfiction book is Mother Hunger: How Adult Daughters Can Understand and Heal from Lost Nurturance, Protection, and Guidance.
Michelle Mays LPC, CSAT-S is the Founder and Clinical Director of the Center for Relational Recovery located in Leesburg Virginia outside of Washington DC. She has over 20 years’ experience in providing individual, couples and group therapy to those struggling with sexual addiction, betrayal trauma, childhood trauma and relationship issues.
Michelle is the founder of PartnerHope, offering an online transformational program for betrayed partners. She is also the creator of the Relational Recovery Disclosure Prep Model and provides resources, training and support to therapists to help them deepen their skill set around facilitating disclosures.
Michelle is the author of the books The Aftermath of Betrayal and When It All Breaks Bad: Ten Things to Do (and not do) After Betrayal.
Michelle is a Certified Sex Addiction Therapist and Supervisor trained under Dr. Patrick Carnes. She is also trained in Post Induction Therapy by Pia Mellody for the treatment of relational trauma and is in the process of completing her certification in Emotionally Focused Therapy for couples. Michelle is a Licensed Professional Counselor and Supervisor in both Virginia and Washington DC.