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Word Journeys Literary is a one-stop, full-service writing and marketing services company for book, magazine, website, podcast, streaming and corporate communications needs. We offer print, online, and digital content development for magazines, authors, publishers, conference organizers, literary agents, filmmakers, corporations, and more. Working with our partners, we also offer traditional and digital marketing, promotions, and public relations to help your book, product and brand succeed wildly.
Founder • President
Word Journeys Literary Founder and President Robert Yehling is an Independent Publishers Book Award and Sigma Delta Chi Society award-winning author, journalist, ghostwriter, editor, educator, event promoter, and marketing and public relations expert, with most of his work in the innovation, technology, health/wellness/sports, and music/entertainment fields. He has helped hundreds of authors publish their books and stories in all genres, while presenting to thousands of workshop and conference attendees worldwide.
Robert has lived a full writing life. He began as a sportswriter for a daily newspaper at age 16, and then spent nine years promoting most US-based events on the Association of Surfing Profesisonals World Tour (now the World Surfing League). Then he moved onto book publishing. He has written and co-written more than 20 books and ghostwritten nine others, including: Crawl of Fame (Pegasus Books), the memoir of Ironman Triathlon legend Julie Moss and Amazon Memoir bestseller in October 2018; Voices (Open Books Press), the International Book Award finalist novel set against the past 50 years of American rock & roll.
Beyond ADHD (Rowman-Littlefield), with Canadian expert Jeff Emmerson; Just Add Water (Houghton Mifflin Harcourt), the biography of autistic surf star Clay Marzo. When We Were the Boys (Taylor Trade), with Stevie Salas, the #1 ranked book in Amazon.com’s entertainment category in Sept.-Oct. 2014 (and #1 entertainment memoir in Japan in Spring 2021); and the Independent Publishers Book Award-winning Writes of Life: Using Personal Experiences in Everything You Write.
The follow-on to Writes of Life will be published in 2022, as will Running Minds, his memoir.
Robert has also wholly or partially ghostwritten Blood Money, with medical fraud fighter Chris Riedel (Acorn Publishing); The Tech Cat, with CNN Tech Correspondent Lori Schwartz; Blockbusting (iT Publishing), in association with LucasFilm and director George Lucas; The Complete Idiot’s Guide to Risk Management (Penguin-Random House), with international expert Annetta Cortez; and Home Sweet Anywhere (Sourcebooks), the 2014 New York Times bestselling memoir by Lynne Martin. He is also the author of five poetry and essay collections
WORD JOURNEYS LITERARY TEAM
With nearly 15 years of experience in producing a variety of services for printed and digital media, I will bring creative stories to life through my extensive artistic, editorial and design capabilities. My background includes graphic and web design, content/copy editing, journalism, ghostwriting, marketing, and driving the design of forward-thinking projects. Having involvement in over 100+ literary titles branching throughout a variety of genres, and a multitude of freelance projects under my belt, it is not only a career, but a passion of mine when I am able to help breathe artistic life into the works of my talented clients. I have worked, most notably with former CEO and whistleblower Chris Riedel – Author of Blood Money; Paul Bobrowski – author of #Traceless and Gray’s Crossing, both of which are endorsed by Laker’s Co-Owner Jim Buss; prolific children’s book author Kathy Miller, fantasy author/illustrator Brandon Pilcher, among others.
I bring my background as a planner and organizer to Word Journeys Literary Services as our operations manager. Besides being a contributing editor to STEM Today and Sustainability Today magazines, I interface with clients on all projects while assisting with editorial development.
I’m a huge fan of memoirs, autobiographical novels, children’s books, STEM-based literature, and mental health awareness titles. I love the voices and stories of people who have transformed their lives and then gone on to make the world a better place. The mother of twin daughters, I have a sports background as well as a former high school soccer and basketball star.
“I fell in love with writing when I was a little girl, journaling and writing stories in the Kentucky countryside.” From there, Destiny Nolan has already emerged as a rock-star writer in her early 20s, and is going deeper into her publishing career. She began attending writing workshops at age 9, by far the youngest in the room, and today is a feature writer for STEM Today, Sustainability Today and Innovation & Tech Today magazines. The youngest of the “Supergirls” on the Word Journeys Literary team, she also is a book editor and manuscript evaluator, specializing in memoir and fiction.
With 30+ years in the trenches, clients typically refer to me as a Renaissance Marketer. I work with the entire WJ team developing dynamic strategies, bringing those decades of experience to create unique marketing solutions & profitable results.
Which means I’ll deliver a full complement of skills and resources to your project, with hands-on expertise for every type of traditional and digital marketing tool you’ll need for promoting your book.
You can see how my mind works in my weekly syndicated column ASK MR. MARKETING, or contact me directly for some ideas on how to build sales for whatever type of book you’re writing.