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Jessi Honard & Marie Parks on Co-Authoring, Pacing a Fantasy, and Responsibly Writing A Diverse Cast

Jessi Honard & Marie Parks on Co-Authoring, Pacing a Fantasy, and Responsibly Writing A Diverse Cast

October 9, 2022

Today's guest are Jessi Honard and Marie Parks, co-authors of Unrelenting, a fantasy novel that is paced like a thriller, and features a diverse cast of LGBTQ+ characters. The authors joined me today to talk about bringing a business mindset to the publishing journey, writing inclusively, and the process of co-authoring.

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Lorie Langdon On The Long Haul & Hard Grind of A Writing Career

Lorie Langdon On The Long Haul & Hard Grind of A Writing Career

August 22, 2022

Today's guest is Lorie Langdon, author of the Happily Never After series from Disney. Lorie joined me today to talk about ups and downs of a career, finding non-traditional routes to income, and how social media creates the illusion of success... even when it's not true.

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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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Laurell K. Hamilton On Starting A New Series

Laurell K. Hamilton On Starting A New Series

October 11, 2021

Today's guest is Laurell K. Hamilton, author of the bestselling Anita Blake Vampire Hunter series, the Merry Gentry series, and her newest series, Zaniel Havelock. Laurell joined me today to talk about the difficulty of writing a long series, the joy of a new one, the choice not to tour during COVID, and... our dogs.

 

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Harper Collins Editor Ben Rosenthal On the Editor / Author Relationship

Harper Collins Editor Ben Rosenthal On the Editor / Author Relationship

October 4, 2021

Today's guest is my own editor, Ben Rosenthal of Katherine Tegen Books. Ben joined me to talk about the misconceptions of the author / editor relationship, why there is such a long lead time in traditional publishing, and the difficulty of reading for pleasure when books are your job.

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Emily Hornburg on Debuting in the Pandemic, & Representation of Disabilities in Fiction

Emily Hornburg on Debuting in the Pandemic, & Representation of Disabilities in Fiction

July 19, 2021

Today's guest is E.E. Hornburg, author of the Cursed Queens series. Emily joined me to talk about her long journey to publication, only to debut in the pandemic. We also talk about the representation of disability in fiction, as well as religious representation. Also covered - the importance of local support, and how hitting the pavement really helps. 

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Lori M. Lee on Pivoting to Digital Marketing & Managing Depression During COVID

Lori M. Lee on Pivoting to Digital Marketing & Managing Depression During COVID

September 28, 2020

Today's guest is Lori M. Lee, author of the YA Fantasy Forest of Souls. Lori joined me to talk about launching a book during the pandemic, pivoting to online marketing and promotion, and how she handled depression and anxiety during the ongoing epidemic.

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Indie Editor talks Pros of the Indie Path and Publishing in the Pandemic

Indie Editor talks Pros of the Indie Path and Publishing in the Pandemic

September 14, 2020

Today's guest is Shayne Leighton, Editor in Chief of Parliament House Press, an indie publisher specializing in SciFi and Fantasy. Shayne joined me today to talk about the pros of going the indie route, the need for transparency in publishing, and how the pandemic has affected the industry.

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6 Figure Indie Author Shares Her Secrets to Success

6 Figure Indie Author Shares Her Secrets to Success

June 1, 2020

Co-host Kate Karyus Quinn joins Mindy McGinnis for a special summer series focused on Indie and self-publishing authors. Today's guest is Lee Savino, successful indie author who found a way to combine craft with sales in order to make half a million dollars a year. 

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Dan Koboldt On Co-Authoring & Putting the Science in Fiction

Dan Koboldt On Co-Authoring & Putting the Science in Fiction

April 20, 2020

Today's guest is Dan Koboldt. Dan joined me today to talk about his publishing journey with SciFi, non-traditional routes to success in the audio world and how to put the science in fiction. 

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