It’s day fifteen of The Lost Soul book tour. We are already more than half way through the tour and what a journey it has been. Today the tour continues with Shayla Raquel!

An expert editor, best-selling author, and book marketer, Shayla Raquel works one-on-one with writers every day. A lifelong lover of books, she has been in the publishing industry for ten years and specializes in self-publishing.

Her award-winning blog teaches new and established authors how to write, publish, and market their books.

She is the author of the Pre-Publishing Checklist, “The Rotting” (in Shivers in the Night), The Suicide Tree, #1 bestseller The 10 Commandments of Author Branding, and her book of poetry, All the Things I Should’ve Told You. In her not-so-free time, she acts as organizer for the Yukon Writers’ Society, studies all things true crime, and obsesses over squirrels. She lives in Oklahoma with her dogs, Chanel, Wednesday, and Baker.

Shayla and I met together to create a guest post that I wrote titled, “Reasons Why Every Writer Should Live Abroad”. This blog post covers the reasons why living abroad is beneficial to improving the writing craft of writers. I share my own personal experience of leaving my engineering job behind to move to Spain to teach English and pursue writing.

You can find the guest post on Shayla’s blog here:

Thank you so much Shayla for giving me the opportunity to write for your blog. I had so much fun doing it and it was a pleasure connecting with you. Thanks for being a part of The Lost Soul book tour!

You can learn more about Shayla Raquel by visiting her website:

Stay tuned for more book tour fun! Next up: Shelley Wilson


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