Ladey Adey Show


Ladey talks with author Sue Trusler about her book - Time to Start Your Art

Season 2022, Ep. 10
In this episode, Ladey Adey interviews Sue Trusler.Following retirement in 2018, at age 55, she returned to her passion for art and built her studio, where she creates beautiful watercolor paintings and pen and ink pointillism drawings.Growing up in the Victorian seaside town of Penarth, Sue then married and now lives in Cardiff. After a busy career in Finance, when both children flew the nest, it was time for a new chapter in her life. The opportunity to enjoy her hobbies, photography, reading, playing the piano, and exploring the countryside.During this episode, we hear how purchasing a small Narrow Boat, with an expectation of relaxing cruises and appreciating a slower pace of life, leads to fate playing a wild card. To complete her dream, Sue wanted traditional roses reinstated on their boat. With no previous art skills, she not only painted their boat but went on to paint canal roses everywhere.Sue's new passion lead to exciting opportunities and experiences. When an artistic door opened, it revealed a whole new skill set to be explored. At the start of this journey Sue discovered there was a gap in the market, she couldn't find a book to assist with painting her Narrow Boat. After a Zoom talk, it was suggested that Sue write a book to help others. Within 5 months Sue designed, wrote, and published her book - Time To Start Your Art.Sue's book starts at the very beginning, introducing Canal Art and techniques. The book is designed for amateur artists, inspiring and arming them with knowledge for them to start their art.Sue is proof that her advice is true "Write about something you feel passionate about and it will resonate throughout your book"Sue's favourite quote “ For the things we have to learn before we can do them, we learn by doing them” - ArtistotleBook 2 is currently in post-it notes, we look forward to hearing when it's ready for release, Finding Magic - Painting With PassionUseful linksGuest: Sue TruslerWebsite: link: Adey: Academy: Galbraith - Podcast VA:

I don't talk to dead bodies, with former forensic psychiatrist Dr. Rhona Morrison

Season 2022, Ep. 9
In this episode, Ladey Adey interviews Rhona Morrison about her book - I don't talk to dead bodies - The Curious Encounters of a Forensic Psychiatrist.Doctor Rhona Morrison is a retired consultant forensic psychiatrist from Scotland. Rhona spent more than 30 years working in the NHS with mentally disordered offenders. She was affectionately named ‘Dr. M’ by her clinical team, and it stuck.Following retirement in 2018, at age 55, she returned to her passion for art and built her studio, where she creates beautiful watercolor paintings and pen and ink pointillism drawings.In addition to her passion for art, Dr. Rhona has recently completed writing her memoir, "I don’t talk to dead bodies... the curious encounters of a forensic psychiatrist". It is due for publication in the summer of 2022.During this episode, Dr. Rhona shares insights into the making of a forensic psychiatrist and some of the bizarre, hilarious, and heart-warming encounters along the way. She is passionate about de-stigmatisation of mental illness and invites us to meet the human beings behind the headlines who have learned to live with their illness.Rhona confesses to being a reluctant academic but her favourite quote is "I came, I saw, I conquered" - Julius Caesar". Rhona wrote this in all of my medical textbooks after she passed her exams.Rhona's tip for writing: Write with honesty and integrity and people will engage with you.Useful linksGuest: Dr. Rhona MorrisonWebsite: link: Adey: Academy: Galbraith - Podcast VA:

Jerry Strayve Jr. talks Broken Promises and co-writing with whistle-blower Marine Corps Ted Blickwedel

Season 2022, Ep. 8
In this episode, Ladey Adey interviews Jerry Strayve Jr.Jerry talks us through his life, born to a military family, attending nine schools before entering college.Following service in the United States Marine Corps, he raised a family while working as a financial representative and serial entrepreneur.Whilst raising his young children Jerry discovered his love for spinning a spontaneous tale.It wasn't long before his love for history and stories combined and he jumped into writing.Jerry started with fiction, works include the first two books in a four-book series, Broxton's Century. Book three in the series will be published in February 2023.During this podcast predominantly hear about the book Broken Promises.40 years previously Jerry had served with Ted Blickwedel when they were both young lieutenants in the Marine Corps.When their paths crossed again, they combined their knowledge and experiences to write the book Broken Promises, "Witness the Heroic yet devastating crusade by WHISTLEBLOWER, combat veteran and retired Marine Corps LtCol Ted Blickwedel"Tips for Writers and ReadersWrite your passion and to your market.Read for pleasure interspersed with the genre to which you are writing.Jerry's favourite quote"The farther backward you can look, the farther forward you are likely to see." Winston ChurchillUseful linksGuest: Jerry Strayve JrWebsite: link: Adey: Academy: Galbraith - Podcast VA:

Chris Sissons, Telling Stories: Making Business

Season 2022, Ep. 7
In this episode, Ladey Adey talks with Chris Sissons.Chris is a Book Academy member, Ladey and Chris talk about their shared love for books.Chris is a marketer and lover of storytelling, he shares an insight into how he supports people to use storytelling techniques within business. Chris invites people to "Try me out with Telling Stories: Making Business"His bio says: "Chris uses a developmental approach to marketing using stories, drawing on over thirty years' experience in economic regeneration, community planning, strategic management andparticipatory methods. These days local marketing can be supported online to even greater effect using websites, social media, mobile phones, emails and others.Chris guides you through the pitfalls and help you build your own strategies based on your business narrative, using approaches like referral marketing, networking, productdevelopment and launches.He helps you work out your strategy, the resources you need and how to get them. Local businesses and organisations need the most economic approaches and so I am mindful ofthe constraints on your resources." Chris' Tips on writing books: Write about becoming aware of reality – the world does not revolve around you but it does have a perspective different from yours.You’re welcome to argue or embrace … or both.Chris' Favourite Quote: "Sin, young man, is when you treat people like things. Including yourself. That's what sin is."Granny Weatherwax via Terry PratchetBooks mentioned in this podcastAudiobooks by Michael HeizerA Spotter’s Guide to Countryside Mysteries: From Piddocks and Lynchets to Witch’s BroomBy John Wright Pratchett Discworld novels linksGuest: Chris SissonsWebsite: link: Adey: Academy: Galbraith - Podcast VA:

Author Chat with Shelley Wilson - The Last Princess

Season 2022, Ep. 2
In this podcast episode I explore the subject of writing with author Shelley Wilson, The Last Princess – to be released on 24 May 2022.What is the story about? – here is a sneak preview.Northumbria, 866 ADEdith still has much to learn about the art of ruling a kingdom, but when her family is murdered, she's faced with the challenge of staying alive.As a young woman in Anglo-Saxon England, Edith finds it hard to be heard above the Eldermen who are ripping the kingdom to pieces, but nothing can prepare her for the arrival of the pirates and the Vikings. Torn from her homeland and sold into slavery, she's determined to survive at any cost.Finding allies in the unexpected and enemies closer to home, Edith clings to her dream of returning home one day to reclaim her throne and to exact revenge on those who harmed her family.The Last PrincessPublished by BHC Press talks about researching for the Last Princess including an intriguing marriage ritual!We also explore her other books including Self-Help for the Helpless, how she likes writing list and how she enjoys her Pizza!(Not a Pineapple fan – I can hardly believe it!)Self-Help for the HelplessPublished by BHC Press and available as an Audio book too find out more about Shelley including her fantastic writing programme for women. is also featured in my book, Successful Business Networking Online Shelley and please leave a review for her book on Amazon.