Whether you write middle-grade fiction or not, this episode is packed full of helpful insights and practical tips to benefit you throughout your author journey!

Just a few of the topics covered in this episode include:

  • Why  middle-grade fiction is needed now more than ever,
  • What happens when you invite God into the writing (and marketing) process,
  • How to incorporate your experience and culture into the storyline,
  • Making the most of your Amazon Author page,
  • The value of an author website, and
  • A surprising way Canva can help you market your book!

Listen in and be blessed by the wealth of information that middle-grade author RM Ruiz shares with us.

Be sure to SUBSCRIBE so you don’t miss an episode of the Ink and Impact podcast!

And remember: Don’t just write a book. Make an impact.

Resources Mentioned in the Episode

RM Ruiz website

RM Ruiz on Instagram

The Chosen Kids Saga – Book 1


The Inkwell Collective

Have you signed up for the new Inkwell Collective yet?


  • Are you tired of writing alone?

  • Do you wish you could find and connect with other Christian writers?

  • Are you having a hard time developing a writing routine?

  • Would you like to be encouraged and equipped to not only write, publish and market your book, but to grow in your faith as well?


If so, then the Inkwell Collective is for you!

It’s a new and growing community that offers 2 levels to accommodate your current needs and budget:

The free general membership enables you to connect with other writers, ask your questions, share your successes, ask for prayer, and participate in a virtual cowriting session (aka The Inkwell) on the second Wednesday of every month at 10am Eastern Time and 2pm Eastern Time.

Upgrade to the basic membership for a very low monthly price to get weekly writing sessions plus access to the monthly q&a craft chat. This past month, we had a great discussion on the q&a about plagiarism, Scripture reprints, and copyright issues. Q&A sessions are recorded for the paid members who are uable to join live. Additional writing times and resources are in the works as well!

So what are you waiting for? You have nothing to lose and so much to gain!

Join the Inkwell Collective. Remember, you can join for free and upgrade at any time!

I look forward to meeting you inside the Inkwell Collective!


Question of the Month

I am excited to bring this segment back to the podcast; it’s been a while since I’ve offered the question of the month!

This month’s question:

How often do you visit author websites and what info do you look for while there?

Your responses to these monthly questions are going to provide helpful feedback for all of those listening. It’s going to help other writers hear what people are looking for when they’re going to author websites so that they can streamline their own author website.

And this is what I’m so excited about: It’s also free promotion for you because in addition to answering the question, it’s an opportunity for you to be featured on the podcast!

Be sure to share:

Your response to the question,

your name.

your most recent book or blog title and its genre, and

the website address that you would like listeners to go to.

How exciting is that?! I hope that you will take me up on this opportunity!

Listen to the podcast to learn how to submit your response by midnight EST March 31.

Did you find this episode helpful?

If so, I would be ever so grateful if you’d spread the word about this podcast. I know there are many Christian writers out there, and I’d love to help support as many of them as I can, wherever they are in the world!

How to do that?

On Spotify, simply go to one of the episodes and click the share icon. You’ll then see that you can copy the episode link or share directly into a multitude of social media platforms.

I’m sure it’s similar on Apple – sorry, I’m an Android user.

Or, when sending emails or talking with other writers, simply direct them to

Thank you for your support, and I look forward to sharing more with you next week!

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