005 – How James L. Rubart Went From Rejected and Unpublished to Bestselling Author

Here are the show notes for the most recent episode of the Christian Publishing Show.

You can listen to this episode here.


In this episode we talk with James L. Rubart about his story of overcoming rejection and self doubt.

James L. Rubart is 28 years old, but lives trapped inside an older man’s body. He thinks he’s still young enough to water ski like a madman and dirt bike with his two grown sons. He’s the best-selling, Christy BOOK of the YEAR, CAROL, INSPY and RT Book Reviews award winning author of ten novels and loves to send readers on journeys they’ll remember months after they finish his stories. He’s also a branding expert, co-host of the Novel Marketing podcast, and co-founder with his son, Taylor, of The Rubart Writing Academy. He lives with his amazing wife on a small lake in Washington state. More at jamesLrubart.com

Thomas & James created the Five Year Plan to Becoming a Bestselling Author.

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4 Responses to 005 – How James L. Rubart Went From Rejected and Unpublished to Bestselling Author

  1. Katie Powner December 4, 2018 at 8:41 am #

    Loved this podcast, thank you. I especially appreciated the idea that a book really creates an author, not the other way around. Each book we write shapes us, grows us, changes us. I know that’s been true in my life! Thanks again.

  2. Sherry Stacy December 4, 2018 at 12:05 pm #

    Thomas I have been listening to your podcasts and am struck as a writer than you have hit us where we live. You provide information that is crucial and valuable, but beyond that, you touch where we live in our everyday writing world. We have to know that good writing is not all that we need, we need to pay attention to the writing industry, prepare ourselves in knowledge and learn every day. Thanks for not soft coating that, or downplaying it. I love that the information you share is direct, but also that it brings the reality of hope. Good job. Love your podcasts. Now back to my MC now who is running from the assassin, and I hope she will find her way out, she is resourceful and I believe she will. She trusts in God and that will be her saving grace. Write well my friend, you are a blessing.

  3. Cheryl Lindloff December 4, 2018 at 4:42 pm #

    This is the first of your podcasts I have listened to and I loved it. Thank you for being so forthright about your journey. I came away inspired and encouraged. I feel like I am in that place of reading books on the craft of writing. I am enrolled in a wonderful writing course that is such an inspiration. My biggest fear is that I don’t have the necessary talent. This podcast helped me to see that when God calls you to do something, believe! I’m looking forward to more podcasts. Thank you.

  4. Michael Torres December 5, 2018 at 6:37 am #

    Thanks, Thomas and Jim. I’m sure I’m not alone in commiserating.

    Thanks, Jim for your testimony and exposing the not so little voice in your head, surreal in its distinction, so clear it’s better than Atmos surround–“You’re not a good writer.” And its subtext, at least to me, bleeds with care and concern, as you said, so that we are not deluded.

    Thanks for this gift of discernment. “Get thee behind me…”

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