Does the word “platform” cause some stress in your life? Are you struggling to gain email subscribers?

Tune in today for part two of Kathi’s interview with Barb Roose, a renowned agent and author, as they share insights on growing your audience and establishing a strong platform to help you publish.

Listen in and learn:

  • How having a strong platform can help a writer secure a publishing contract
  • The power of podcasts to help grow your audience
  • What publishers are looking for

Growing your audience is not easy, but it is doable. Join us next week for the final episode in this series of the growth plan blueprint. 

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Meet Your Hosts

Kathi Lipp

Kathi Lipp

Author, Speaker, Writing at the Red House Creator and CEO

Kathi Lipp is the host of the Clutter Free Academy podcast, the Writing at the Red House podcast, and the bestselling author of The Husband Project, Clutter Free, Ready for Anything, and An Abundant Place. She and her husband, Roger, live in the mountains of northern California, where they run the Red House Writing Retreats.

Over the past 10 years, Kathi has helped hundreds of people increase their platform through teaching and coaching. She is a frequent teacher at writer’s conferences and has helped countless authors and speakers find their audiences.

Kathi’s desire to help fellow speakers and authors avoid the mistakes she made, increase their confidence, and be the person God made them to be inspired her creation of Communicator Academy. Her newest adventure is The Red House, where she offers writer’s retreats and Writers in Residence events. Learn more about the Red House at

Barb Roose

Barb Roose

Bestselling Author and speaker

Barb Roose is a popular speaker and author who enjoys teaching and encouraging women at conferences and events across the country, including the Aspire Women’s Events, She Speaks, and many more. She is the author of three books, Surrendered DevotionalWinning the Worry Battle, and Enough Already, and five Bible studies, BreakthroughSurrenderedI’m Waiting, GodJoshua, and Beautiful Already. Barb blogs regularly at and hosts the “Better Together” Facebook Live events and podcasts. Barb lives in Toledo, Ohio, and is a proud empty nest mom of three adult children.

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