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Dr. Tara T. Green On Black Women As Activists, Performers, and Women With Desires

Dr. Tara T. Green On Black Women As Activists, Performers, and Women With Desires

August 8, 2022

Today's guest is Dr. Tara T. Green author of Love, Activism, and the Respectable Life of Alice Dunbar-Nelson as well as See Me Naked:
Black Women Defining Pleasure During the Interwar Era. Dr. Green joined me today to talk about black women throughout history, both known and unknown, who brought forth different perspectives, and whose stories remain relevant today.

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Tetyana Denford On Writing The Child of Ukraine and Talent vs. Timing

Tetyana Denford On Writing The Child of Ukraine and Talent vs. Timing

July 25, 2022

Today's guest is Tatanya Denford, author of The Child of Ukraine, a fictional narrative based on a long-kept family secret. Tatanya originally self published her book, only to find traditional publishing came calling when the marketability of the narrative skyrocketed.

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Tess Gerritsen On Writing A Series & Pleasing Your Fans… Or Not

Tess Gerritsen On Writing A Series & Pleasing Your Fans… Or Not

July 11, 2022

Today's guest is the internationally best-selling author Tess Gerrtisen whose 13th book in the Rizzoli & Isles Series, Listen to Me, releases this month. Tess joined me today to talk about writing such a beloved series for so long, keeping the characters real, and the balance between writing the story or pleasing your readers.

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Jamie Lyn Smith On Writing Appalachia & Short Stories

Jamie Lyn Smith On Writing Appalachia & Short Stories

June 27, 2022

Today's guest is Jamie Lyn Smith, author of Township, a collection of short stories set in Appalachia. Jamie joined me today to talk about writing literature of place, the art of the short story, and ways to make money on your short fiction. 

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Angela Engel On Knowing Your Options For Publishing -And Your Why?

Angela Engel On Knowing Your Options For Publishing -And Your Why?

June 13, 2022

Today's guest is Angela Engel, who launched the  The Collective Book Studio, which provides authors with a middle ground between the benefits of self-publishing and the art of the well-crafted book. Angela joined me today to talk about what authors should know about partner publishing, and how to be aware of publishers who aren't offering anything you can't do on your own.

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Katie Henry On Writing Humor During the Pandemic

Katie Henry On Writing Humor During the Pandemic

June 6, 2022

Today's guest is Katie Henry, whose most recent release is Gideon Green in Black and White. Katie joined me today to talk about career hopping from being a playwright to a novelist, jumping genres from contemporary humor to mystery, and why writing funny is so important - now, and always.

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R.S. Mellette, Matt Sinclair & Elephant’s Bookshelf Press on Indie Authoring & Publishing

R.S. Mellette, Matt Sinclair & Elephant’s Bookshelf Press on Indie Authoring & Publishing

May 30, 2022

Today's guests are R.S. Mellette, author of Kiya & The Morian Treasure, as well as his publisher Matt Sinclair, founder and CEO of Elephant's Bookshelf Press. They joined me today to talk about what works in indie publishing versus trad in terms of marketing and publicity, as well as the function that indie publishers serve - providing a home to not easily categorized works.

 

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MarcyKate Connolly On The Differences Between Promoting Middle Grade & Young Adult

MarcyKate Connolly On The Differences Between Promoting Middle Grade & Young Adult

May 16, 2022

Today's guest is MarcyKate Connolly, author of numerous MG and YA books. MarcyKate joined me today to talk about the importance of finding a writer's critique group, the different ways to promote middle grade versus Young adult, and the difficulties of launching four books during the pandemic.

 

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Fred Koehler On Experience, Inspiration and the Outdoors

Fred Koehler On Experience, Inspiration and the Outdoors

May 9, 2022

Today's guest is Fred Koehler, author, illustrator and founder of Ready Chapter 1, a program to help writers start their creative journey. Fred joined me today to talk about the importance of having active experiences to inspire storytelling, the pros (and cons) of determination, and the effects of the pandemic on publishing.

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Dan Koboldt on Putting the Science in Fiction & Putting the Fact in Fantasy

Dan Koboldt on Putting the Science in Fiction & Putting the Fact in Fantasy

May 2, 2022

Dan Koboldt joined me today to talk about two wonderful resources for writers - Putting the Science in Fiction & Putting the Fact in Fantasy - both of which edited. Originally published to help genre writers, these collections are a great addition to any writer's shelf, covering topics as broad as mental illness, to moving through the woods.

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