My Favorite YouTube Channels

As we all know, there are many YouTube channels. They teach you how to make a simple problem to your car to simple crafts you can do. Here are some of my favorites. 

Chris Fox

Bestselling author of 5,000 Words per Hour, Write to Market, and science fiction, fantasy novels, Chris is the best. I stumbled on him when I first decided to self-publish. His 21 Day Novel Writing Challenge had me hooked. I can’t tell you how many times I have watched the challenge. His latest video series, 12 Weeks to a Trilogy, he completed in May. It is now my favorite. Chris typically has a new video on Friday talking about the writing craft, marketing, and the publishing business.

Christina M. Dukes

I am totally into the Law of Attraction. When I saw a thumbnail of her smelling her money, my first thought was “What the heck?” Okay, I was a little more colorful, but you get my meaning. Christina generally has a live Facebook video on Wednesday. She covers topics such as what does success cost, a simple trick to manifest money instantly, and how to get rid of negativity in your life. If you need a Need a Life or Business Coach, check her out!

Jenna Moreci

Author of Eve: The Awakening, Jenna totally cracks me up with her colorful language. Her videos on topics like character development, plot generation and scene setting. My favorite videos are being able to handle self-doubt and criticism. I watched all her videos in a few hours, which led me to the next author I follow:

Kristen Martin

Writer of all things young adult, science fiction, and fantasy, her newest book, Shadow Crown will be out Oct 3. New videos giving would-be authors writing advice, motivations, as well as techniques to balance your writing life, are posted on Mondays and Thursdays. Kristen also offers first chapter critique.

Kim Chance

YA Author of Keeper, Kim has a passion for helping other writers. She posts weekly writing videos on her channel covering topics such as starting your novel, rookie mistakes and getting involved in the writing community.


I was never one to worry about fashion since all I did was work and my wardrobe consisted of jeans and t-shirts. Now that the most I work outside of my home is 20 hours a week (and don’t operate a forklift any longer), finding Ms. PhillyDiva was a blessing. Fashion & Beauty Enthusiasts Beauty/Fashion Vlogger & Blogger, her style includes finding iconic vintage pieces and combining them with present-day trendy pieces. Her hair videos are a definite plus. 

Wolters World

I accidently stumbled on this after finding a YouTube video about Rszesow (my husband’s hometown). He offers many travel advice on things you may like or even dislike when traveling to different countries. The do’s and don’ts, passport issues and cruises. The perfect channel for the would be traveler.


The Top 7 of My Bucket List

Unbelievably, seven years ago I really did not have a “bucket list” per se. My goals were to buy a house, make sure my children (all five of them) graduated and write full time. I thought that was all I wanted.

All of that changed once I met my husband. He came to the U.S. 1981 from Poland. After we married, he said he wanted to go to Poland and see his dad. Ziggy, hadn’t been back since he left, so he really wanted to go. However, there was one problem. I was terrified of flying. The last time that I had been on a plane, I was probably 10. Dread filled me until it was time to leave. That was six years ago.

Now, all I want to do is travel and since I’ve beaten my fear of flying, I have more to conquer. The top seven on my list are:

1.Travel to Romania. I have always loved vampires. I have all the old black and white Dracula movies as well as Nosferatu.

2 &3. Go to Scotland as well as Ireland. I have had a fascination with their culture since Elementary school. I would go into a clover field during recess, looking for a four-leaf clover. Yes, I did find a couple. I remember seeing something in a book about the Isle of Skye one day in Junior High. Before the class was over, I wrote a song about it. My husband wants to go to England, so I see us combining that.

4.Learn to swim. I can swim under water, but I have to come up to breath eventually. Sorry, no gills here.

5.Scuba dive. Living in Florida, you would think I would have been started this. I have one small problem. I am terrified of fish. Alive or dead, I am scared to death. But I’m not afraid of sharks. If I could pet them and not worry about them biting my hand off, I would.

6.Learn to surf. Yes, something else with the beach, but hey, this is Florida!

7.What goes with surfing? Paddle boarding. Being able to swim on top of the water is an absolute prerequisite.

Since my children are grown, sticking close to the house is no longer necessary. Now it’s just putting in the time request off. We’re good for this year and with our fingers crossed, Ziggy and I can get down to working on the list.