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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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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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Kindlepreneur Creator Dave Chesson on Covers, Mailing Lists & Going Wide… Or Not

Kindlepreneur Creator Dave Chesson on Covers, Mailing Lists & Going Wide… Or Not

April 26, 2022

Today's guest is Dave Chesson, creator of Kindlepreneur, which is dedicated to helping authors build their writing and careers from the ground up, from writing to editing, to cover creation. Dave joined me today to talk about the most important aspects of self-publishing - covers, mailing lists, and the choice of going wide or staying strictly with Amazon.

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Erika Robuck on the Enduring Stories of Women in World War II

Erika Robuck on the Enduring Stories of Women in World War II

April 11, 2022

Erika Robuck joined me today to talk about her novel Sisters of Night and Fog, how World War 2 continues to be a fertile place for novels, especially as the stories of women resistors and spies become more well known, through the declassification of documents. Also covered - researching for historical novels, and why World War 2 is so horribly relevant today.

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Bethany C. Morrow on the Social Horror Genre & The Importance of Nuance In Audiobooks

Bethany C. Morrow on the Social Horror Genre & The Importance of Nuance In Audiobooks

April 4, 2022

Today's guest is Bethany C. Morrow, author Cherish Farrah. Bethany joined me today to talk about the rising genre of social horror, the importance of nuance and performance in an audiobook, unreliable narrators, and those of us who operate within the social contract... as well as those of us who don't. 

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Lauren Kate On Writing Within The Publishing Industry & Meeting Your Heroes

Lauren Kate On Writing Within The Publishing Industry & Meeting Your Heroes

March 21, 2022

Today's guest is Lauren Kate, author of By Any Other Name, a rom-com set within the publishing industry. Lauren joined me to talk about meeting your heroes, writing about writing, and how - and when - to separate the art from the author.

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Lisa Gardner On Cold Cases & Public Land Disappearances

Lisa Gardner On Cold Cases & Public Land Disappearances

March 14, 2022

Today's guest is Lisa Gardner, author of One Step Too Far. Lisa joined me today to talk about lives lived on the fringes, cold case investigators, the power of listening, canine search and rescue helpers... and Bigfoot.

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Amazon Bestselling Author JK Ellem On Knowing Your Strengths & Limitations

Amazon Bestselling Author JK Ellem On Knowing Your Strengths & Limitations

January 24, 2022

Today's guest is JK Ellem, author of the Amazon bestseller Mill Point Road. Jack joined me to day to talk about treating your indie publishing career as a lean, mean startup, focusing on your strengths, and treating your book as a product, and knowing what pieces to snap off - audio, foreign translations - and sell to others to produce.

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