Member Profile – BJ McCabe

June 11, 2012

BJ_McCabe1501. When did you realise you wanted to write and how long was it before you took action to turn your dream into reality?

I realized I wanted to be a “writer” precisely on April 13, 2013 at 1:00 p.m. when my 83 year old mother invited me to speak to thirty seniors attending day programming about my work in storytelling and introduced me as, “This is my daughter Betty Jo and she is a… ah… writer?” Mom paused long, turned to me and said, “Would you say that is what you are… a writer?” In the moment I was mystified at the weirdness of it all, but weird continued to inform me and grew into personal significance. I have always been a writer and not once have I ever called myself one – until now. I am a writer.

2. What kind of writing do you do – or want to do – fiction, non-fiction, poetry …  feel free to mention more than one?

I love to write slice of life stories that can be told in 3 – 5 minutes. I am growing a collection of women’s true stories called Pandora’s Daughters. Tell me your story and I will help you to find your true voice and shape your story so that others can hear. I also love to write about my experiences in the natural world and step into the other world of myth, fairy and folklore.

3. What inspires you most as a writer including any particular authors or books which have had a strong influence on you?

There are so many inspiring storytellers and writers who influence me.  Top of mind are:

Alice Kane, The Dreamer Awakes

Dr. Clarissa Pinkola Estes, Women Who Run With the Wolves

Julia Cameron, The Artist’s Way

Natalie Goldberg, Writing Down the Bones

Paul Coelho, The Alchemist

4. What role does writing have in your work, your business and your life in general?

The biggest role that writing has in my work, business and life is that it calms my fears. It is medicine and adventure for my soul.

5. What are you most excited about working on right now?

I am most excited about expanding Pandora’s Daughters to tell stories about wise and wonderful girls in the world.


BJ McCabe is a Professional Speaker, Storyteller and Producer of Pandora’s Daughters. I am a lover of the old stories – wonder tales, fairy tales and myth. I am a writer by compulsion and I suppose also by choice.  When I don’t write I feel cranky, so writing tends to improve me! In 2011, I produced Pandora’s Daughters and released a CD compilation of six women’s true tales of overcoming adversity with hope. It was important to me to preserve these women’s epic life stories with their real voices. Now, I am working on “the book”, feeding a blog and its promotion. Fortunately, I continue to meet fascinating women with important stories to tell so the book is getting thicker. For more shameless self promotion, visit and

Filed under: Member Profiles — Julia @ 1:57 pm

No Comments »

No comments yet.

Leave a comment

  • We promise never to sell, rent or give away your name & email address!

Become a Member

Latest News

* OUT NOW! *

Discover Your True Voice
Through Mindfulness and More




Conscious Writing is an original approach to creative awakening which guides you to discover your true self and express your true voice, on the page and in the world.


To buy now (UK)

Click here Red

To buy now (International)


Click here Red


Free Video Series

FREE Video Series
Three videos to give you a sense of how Conscious Writing works:

1. The Power of Alignment

2. The Mudra Sequence

3. A Guided Meditation for Conscious Writers

Click here Gold

Free Book Extract

Conscious Writing:
Discover Your
True Voice
and More

Download your FREE extract of my book:


    As Seen In

    HH Radio Logo          Psychologies logo     Aspire Magazine Logo    

    Yoga Mag logo


    Emma Gannon Logo      

         WE Magazine Top 100 Women in Ecommerce 2014     BestYouMag_logo




    FREE Membership

    Become an IACCW Member Completely FREE!


    Join us today and enjoy an abundance of conscious & creative inspiration for your writing and authorship! To read all about the Benefits of FREE Membership and
    to join, click here

    Let's Connect On Social Media

    Facebook icon medium     Twitter icon medium

    Upcoming Member Events

    How to Align Your Purpose with Prosperity as a Conscious Writer

    Rachel Elnaugh

    How to Align Your Purpose with Prosperity as a Conscious WriterThere's nothing worse than pouring your heart and soul into creating a book (or indeed any other product) and not attracting readers or financial reward at the end of the process. This often happens because the creative process takes place in a vacuum that does not include your reader! In this session, entrepreneur and former Dragons' Den star Rachel Elnaugh will help you step into the alignment that will dramatically increase your chances of gaining a strong readership and revenue streams from your creative journey.

    Read More ...