Elizabeth H. Cottrell’s career has taken her from published leprosy researcher to stay-at-home mother, to community activist and leader serving on nonprofit and corporate boards, to freelance writer/editor and blogger at Heartspoken.com. Above all, she is a connector and encourager, whose expertise and passion for note writing became a book—HEARTSPOKEN, How to Write Notes that Connect, Comfort, Encourage, and Inspire—when the COVID-19 pandemic had us all scrambling for ways to stay connected. Elizabeth is the right person at the right time to help readers find their own heartspoken voice and learn to harness the powerful tool of note writing for nurturing their most precious relationships.
The best way to contact the author is through her website’s contact page: https://heartspoken.com/contact or through her email: elizabethc (at) heartspoken (dot) com.
- Join our Facebook Group: The Art of the Heartspoken Note
This is a free, private group. Use the link below to request to join and we’ll welcome you into a lively group of note writers. You’ll find posts about etiquette and wording, stamps, calligraphy, artwork, papermaking, and much more. We learn from and encourage each other!
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- Note and Letter Writing Articles on my Heartspoken Blog
The larger themes of my blog are the four essential connections of the Heartspoken Life, but I’ve written many posts here about the powerful connection tool of the heartspoken note. The link below takes you to posts in this category, but while you’re there, I hope you’ll find other posts of interest.
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- My articles on Medium: https://heartspoken.medium.com
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Book Launch press release August 1, 2022: Heartspoken Book Press Release 08-2022
Firebird Book Award press release August 8, 2022: Firebird Book Award Press Release 07-2022
Nonfiction Authors Association Book Award: Gold Winner 2023
This is the highest award bestowed by the Nonfiction Authors Association on select nonfiction books that the judges deemed to have the power to change the world. They evaluate the quality of the writing and production of the book (editing, design, and other details). Only the highest final
Firebird Book Award Winner in the “Gift Book” category
Titan Literary Award Gold Award
- Literary Titan’s 5-Star Book Review
- Literary Titan Interview: “Writing Notes From The Heart”
- Literary Titan award graphic
Outstanding Creator Awards
• Best Writing (Category Winner)
• Self-Help & How-To Books (1st place)
• Non-Fiction Book of Winter 2023 (2nd place)
• Educational & Reference Books (2nd place)
• Best Quotes (Honorable Mention)
Jones.Show: Jonesing for Good podcast, hosted by Randall Kenneth Jones, January 12, 2023
Queens of Moxie podcast, hosted by Mary Kay Campbell, January 6, 2023
Selling from the Heart podcast, hosted by Larry Levine and Darrell Amy, December 31, 2022.
“Elizabeth Cottrell Firebird Winner Author Interview” by Pat Rullo, Speak Up Talk Radio, September 2022
- Summary and Audio file of interview – 32 minutes
- Transcription of Pat Rullo Interview
- Elizabeth’s Short Tip for Authors on Pat Rullo’s Boom Bang Oh My Gosh Wow! Podcast – 2 minutes
“Writing Notes From The Heart: An Interview with Elizabeth Cottrell” – interview October, 2022 by Lynn Haraldson on her blog Zen Bag Lady. Lynn is author of Common Ground: Writings on Family, Change, Loss & Resilience as well as her upcoming memoir An Obesity of Grief to be published by Koehler Books.
Recorded Interview with Elizabeth Cottrell for Soul Care Summit in May 2021. The Soul Care Summit 2021 was hosted by Taryn Nergaard.
Numerous civic and local speaking programs/presentations: Partial listing.
Public workshop at Wakeman’s Grove Church of the Brethren, January 2022
The Mountain Courier, front page article by Joan Anderson, December 2022
Keynote speaker for Women’s Leadership Symposium, Shenandoah County Chamber of Commerce, November, 2022
“Confessions of a Serial Note Writer” presentation at the Greeting Card Association’s (GCA) Fall Retreat and Workshop in September, 2022.
Woman’s World Book Club, July 25, 2022 (page 8)
Karen R. Sanderson’s Blog: “The Making of a Serial Note Writer” Summer 2022
Northern Virginia Daily and Winchester Star, article by Josette Keelor, June, 2022
Author images and book cover files are in this Google Docs folder
CLICK HERE and scroll down to peruse the first 28 pages of the book. Below the testimonials are many testimonials for the book.