Leah Cutter tells page-turning, wildly creative stories that always leave you guessing in the middle, but completely satisfied by the end.

She writes mystery of all sorts. Her Lake Hope cozy mysteries have been well received by readers, who just want to curl up and have tea with the main character. Her Halley Brown series, revolving around a private investigator who used to be with the Seattle Police Department, leave you guessing at every turn. And her speculative mysteries, such as the Alvin Goodfellow Case Files—a 1930s PI set on the moon—have garnered great reviews.

She's been published in magazines such as Alfred Hitchcock's Mystery Magazine and in anthologies like Fiction River: Spies. On top of that, Leah is the editor of the new quarterly mystery magazine: Mystery, Crime, and Mayhem.

Read more books by Leah Cutter at www.KnottedRoadPress.com.

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Business For Breakfast Vol. 6: The Healthy Professional Writer by Leah Cutter

So. You're a writer. And like most people, writer or not, you'd like to become healthier.

Whatever that means.

There's a lot of advice out there. However, most of it comes from people who have always been healthy, or who aren't writers. Plus, they don't encourage you to define health for yourself.

This book is my personal journey to health, along with a lot of tips and tricks for how you, as a writer, can start "leveling up" your writing to be healthier and happier.

If you are struggling with your own health journey and connecting that to your writing, this book may be just what you need.

For those of you doing NaNoWriMo, this book also includes a couple chapters on "marathoning"—both writing a lot in a short amount of time, as well as how to prepare for a marathon so you can do it without killing yourself.

Be sure to read the other books in this series:
Volume 1: The Beginning Professional Writer
Volume 2: The Beginning Professional Publisher
Volume 3: The Beginning Professional Storyteller
Volume 4: The Intermediate Professional Storyteller
Volume 5: Business Planning for Professional Publishers





This isn't a standard Business for Breakfast book. This book is as much about my personal journey to health as anything else.

I've always considered myself healthy. However, when I start detailing out what I've been through, it surprised me how sick I actually have been. I started getting sick on a regular basis about the time I was twenty eight. I didn't realize until my mid-forties that I actually had an undiagnosed thyroid condition.

In addition, I've had migraines my entire life—nothing horrible, but they occurred every month, without fail, sometimes only a couple, sometimes more. Then, starting in 2015, my migraines suddenly became chronic. I ended up with twelve to fifteen migraines a month, with headaches almost every day. I basically lost half my time.

I still wrote.

In spring of 2017, I changed my diet dramatically, and I found a way of dealing with my migraines. Now, in September of 2017, I can tell you that I'm down to one migraine per month, with only one severe headache as well. (I'm hoping over the next few months, as my brain heals, that I can stop having migraines all together.)

I started regularly blogging about my diet and my health. I tried to post once a week about where I was at, what was happening. It was a form of accountability, as it were. It helped me stick to the diet and the new migraine treatments, even when I had migraines lasting for forty-eight hours or more.

Other people have found my journey inspirational. I've have more than one person tell me that they wanted me to write a book about it so that they could buy it and give it to their friend/brother/spouse, what have you.

This book is set up with alternate chapters: one chapter is more focused on health, while the next is more focused on being a healthier writer and "leveling up" your writing.

I hope this book helps you with your process and your own personal journey.

Please, feel free to contact me or leave me a message on Facebook if you want to go into more depth about the things you're experiencing.

Take care, happy (and healthy!) writing –

Leah Cutter

September 2017