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Isabel Sterling on Changing Agents, Writer Burnout, and Avoiding Shame

Isabel Sterling on Changing Agents, Writer Burnout, and Avoiding Shame

November 28, 2022

Today's guest is Isabel Sterling, author of The Coldest Touch and host of the Author Burnout Coach Podcast. Isabel joined me today to talk about her path to publication, changing agents, writing under a pen name, how to know you're in burnout, and what to do about it.

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Kathleen Glasgow and Liz Lawson on Co-Authoring, Writing Mysteries, and Plotting vs. Pantsing

Kathleen Glasgow and Liz Lawson on Co-Authoring, Writing Mysteries, and Plotting vs. Pantsing

November 14, 2022

Today's guests are Kathleen Glasgow and Liz Lawson, co-author's of The Agatha's. Kathleen and Liz joined me today to talk about secret projects, writing for the joy of it, co-authoring, and plotting a mystery while still leaving room for flexibility.

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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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NYT Bestseller Karen McManus On Pacing In Murder Mysteries & Bowing Out of Social Media

NYT Bestseller Karen McManus On Pacing In Murder Mysteries & Bowing Out of Social Media

September 19, 2022

Today's guest is Karen McManus, NYT Bestselling author of multiple YA murder mysteries, including her newest release, Nothing More to Tell. Karen joined me to talk about pacing, plot and motive in murder mysteries, as well as knowing when social media isn't helping you anymore.

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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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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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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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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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