Episode 18 • Victoria Alai
Guest, Victoria Alai
Host, Kathleen Kaiser
Producer, Adanna Moriarty
About This Episode
Kathleen interviews Victoria Alai, author of Survival 101- A Guide to Staying Afloat in The Deep Waters of Life. Victoria is a self-proclaimed self-help addict, and is excited to share what she’s learned in life, and researching this book with the world. Don’t forget to like, download and subscribe so you never miss a future episode.
About Victoria Alai
Victoria Alai is currently working as a writer, life navigator, and entrepreneur. She has successfully scrambled to survive multiple financial, social, physical, and mental-emotional life crises. Her kids consider her a self-help addict. Over the past 30 years, she has gone from working in hotels and fast-food outlets to funding her undergrad degree, earning an MBA, working through five different industries that have gone extinct, married twice, divorced once, being a single mom for eight years, losing a home to foreclosure, all the while enjoying five dream careers.
Through her life journey, Victoria has helped hundreds of people navigate daily needs and extreme life and professional challenges to reach their own abundant, thriving lives. As a former Intervention Specialist and Academic and Career Navigator, she understands needs, helps visualize possibilities, and connects people and resources to create win-win solutions.
Working through her crooked life path, Victoria has arrived at a happy, thriving, and abundant life today and is excited to share with you what she has learned in Survival 101. She wrote this guide to save you months, years, or even decades of time and mental anguish on your personal survival journey. Victoria believes that by reaching a strong survival state as fast as possible, you will form a firm launch pad to rocket into an abundant, thriving life.
In today’s episode, our guest Kimberly Davis Basso talks about self-publishing. She has won multiple awards for her books, two memoirs (I’m a Little Brain Dead and Birth and Other Stories), plus a new book of horror short stories (Next Door). Kimberley is a wealth of information and shares it freely with our listeners.
In Part two of our LA Times Festival of Books author showcase, we talk with three more authors who will be in the WPN booth (#200). Norbert Soski, Author of Only Human, A Guide to the Human Operating System; Rosalinda Diaz, Author of Rom-Com Bee Stings; and Adanna Moriarty, best-selling author of Threadbare, a Patchwork of Poems that Make a Life. In this episode, you get to know each author and what you can expect from them at the festival. Both Norbert and Rosalinda have cool giveaways for the folks who buy their books during the weekend (April 23 &24), and Adanna’s publisher is bringing all sorts of goodies.
April is an exciting month for the book world. The LA Times Festival of Books is the largest book fest in the country, usually seeing 150,000 guests throughout the weekend. The last two years have put a halt to this giant outdoor festival, but 2022 brings it back to life. Expecting around 100,000 people to walk around the festival held on the USC campus in Los Angels. Every year WPN reserves a big booth, and our members join us, allowing them to really sell and hype their books up. It’s networking at its most pure. In this episode, we talk with three authors from the WPN booth, Shirley Strickland, author of The Awakening of La Muse; Tamara Miller Davis, author of Despite the Buzz; and Catherine Klatzger, author of You Will Never Be Normal. These 3 ladies have written inspiring stories, all very different voices that need to be heard.