Authors of the Pacific Northwest

Oct 26 2020 44 mins 5

Featuring authors from the Pacific Northwest regarding their journey to publication. Listeners will hear authors read from their published work.












Episode 93: Special Guest Anthony (Tony) J. Anastasi; Octogenarian Short Story Memoir Author
Sep 14 2020 35 mins  
In This Episode, You’ll Hear: (Podcast run time 34 minutes) :33 - Introduction to Anthony (Tony) Anastasi 1:24 - Tony shares his history of his writer’s journey 8:28 - Tony talks about his career as a White House Speech Writer 9:00 - Tony shares about his transition from retirement to working as a substitute teacher 10:37 - Vikki shares with Tony her background & how she started the podcast 12:10 - Tony talks about his self-publishing journey with his daughter’s poetry reads from poetry, titled Great Grandmother 15:34 - Tony talks about his other book, The Last Personal Letter 16:19 - Tony shares about his traditional published titled, Geezing Along at 80: Living, Loving, and Laughing After 80 18:34 - Vikki & Tony discuss his writing process & the start of his book 23:20 - Tony reads sections from his book, Geezing Along at 80 30:55 - Vikki ends the podcast by asking Tony about his inspiration & Tony and Vikki end the podcast with Tony’s advice for Vikki Connect with Anthony J. Anastasi: Anthony’s website: https://sites.google.com/view/geezingalongat80 Podcast Music Credits: Title: Amazing Plan by Kevin MacLeod (incompetech.com) Licensed under Creative Commons: By Attribution 3.0 License http://creativecommons.org/licenses/by/3.0/ Did you enjoy this episode? Consider showing your support: Thanks For Listening You can sign up to win free signed copies of books featured on this podcast here! If you have something you’d like to share with me, please connect with us on Facebook, Instagram, Twitter, or our website. Write a review on iTunes.


Episode 92: Sean Crow - Fantasy, Cyberpunk, & Sci- Fi Author
Aug 24 2020 52 mins  
In This Episode, You’ll Hear: (Podcast run time 49 minutes) :33 - Introduction to Sean Crow 1:35 - Sean & Vikki talk about their teaching backgrounds 5:15 - Sean talks about what he is reading 7:32 - Sean shares about his writing & reading journey 11:02 - Vikki shares with Sean about her inspiration 11:52 - Sean talks about the three genres he writes 14:44 - Sean discusses his publishing journey 20:09 - Sean talks about social media & support found on Facebook 26:25 - Sean shares his titles & talks about how he found the artist for his books 32:42- Sean reads from Godless Lands 48:10 - Vikki & Sean close out the podcast with the timing of his book & Sean shares advice for authors Please note, this podcast was recorded during the COVID outbreak. Please visit Sean’s website for updates on events. Connect with Sean Crow: Sean’s Website: www.lordofcrows.com Sean on Instagram: @lordofcrowsauthor Sean on Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/sean.crow.180 Sean on Goodreads: https://www.goodreads.com/author/show/16255200.Sean_Crow Resources Mentioned on the Podcast: Anthony Ryan’s Website: https://anthonyryan.net Did you enjoy this episode of the podcast? If so, why don't you show me your appreciation & buy me a cup of coffee?? Podcast Music Credits: Title: Amazing Plan by Kevin MacLeod (incompetech.com) Licensed under Creative Commons: By Attribution 3.0 License http://creativecommons.org/licenses/by/3.0/ Thanks For Listening You can sign up to win free signed copies of books featured on this podcast here! If you have something you’d like to share with me, please connect with us on Facebook, Instagram, Twitter, or our website. Write a review on iTunes.


Episode 91: William (Bill) Schreiber; Author & Screenwriter
Jul 27 2020 43 mins  
Episode 91: William (Bill) Schreiber; Author & Screenwriter In This Episode, You’ll Hear: (Podcast run time 44 minutes) :33 - Introduction to William Schreiber 1:18 - William discusses his background & day job 2:46 - William shares a tip about freelance writing 5:07 - William talks about the books he is reading 6:00 William shares about his writing journey 7:15- William talks about writing a book from a screenplay 13:17- William shares about winning the 2019 Rising Star from the Women’s Fiction Writers Association & publishing his book 15:42 - William talks about the theme of his book 19:18 - Vikki shares with William updates about her own book & finding an agent 21:01 William shares his inspiration for his book 24:55- William reads from Someone to Watch Over Me 39:35 - William talks about events during the COVID outbreak 41:05 - William shares advice for aspiring authors Please note, this podcast was recorded during the COVID outbreak. Please visit Williams’s website for updates on his events. Connect with William Schreiber: Website: http://williamschreiber.com Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/williamschreiberauthorTwitter: https://twitter.com/bill_schreiberAmazon Author Page: https://amazon.com/author/williamschreiberGoodreads Author Page: https://www.goodreads.com/williamschreiberBook Trailer: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=QbaRFPh7PEE Resources Mentioned on the Podcast: PNWA: https://www.pnwa.org Manuscript Wishlist: https://www.manuscriptwishlist.com Query Tracker: https://querytracker.net Podcast Music Credits: Title: Amazing Plan by Kevin MacLeod (incompetech.com) Licensed under Creative Commons: By Attribution 3.0 License http://creativecommons.org/licenses/by/3.0/ Thanks For Listening You can sign up to win free signed copies of books featured on this podcast here! If you have something you’d like to share with me, please connect with us on Facebook, Instagram, Twitter, or our website. Write a review on iTunes.


Episode 90: Elise Hooper; Biographical Historical Fiction
Jul 13 2020 53 mins  
Episode 90: Elise Hooper; Biographical Historical Fiction In This Episode, You’ll Hear: (Podcast run time 53 minutes) :56 - Introduction to Elise 3:24 - Elise shares about her background 3:33 - Elise shares about Hugo House 5:33 - Elise talks about what she is reading & being in a book club 6:55- Elise & Vikki talk about their literature passion 7:15- Elise shares about her author journey 8:45 - Elise shares her titles 10:09 - Elise & Vikki talk about Little Women 11:18 - Elise shares her writing process with each of her books 19:13- Elise discusses her writing routine 19:55 - Vikki & Elise discuss finding time to write 20:26 - Elise talks about her newest book Fast Girls 27:30 - Elise shares about her journey to publication 31:30- Elise shares about landing an agent 35:10 - Elise shares her inspiration 36:33 - Elise & Vikki talk about feedback & life long learning 38:05 - Elise reads from Fast Girls 51:10 - Elise shares one more piece of advice Please note, this podcast was recorded during the COVID outbreak. Please visit Elise’s website for updates on her events. Connect with Elise Hooper: Elise’s website: https://www.elisehooper.com Resources Mentioned on the Podcast: Hugo House: https://hugohouse.org Podcast Music Credits: Title: Amazing Plan by Kevin MacLeod (incompetech.com) Licensed under Creative Commons: By Attribution 3.0 License http://creativecommons.org/licenses/by/3.0/ Thanks For Listening You can sign up to win free signed copies of books featured on this podcast here! If you have something you’d like to share with me, please connect with us on Facebook, Instagram, Twitter, or our website. Write a review on iTunes.


Episode 89: Halie Fewkes; YA- Fantasy Mystery Author & Kickstarter Marketing Queen!
Jun 29 2020 69 mins  
In This Episode, You’ll Hear: (Podcast run time 1 hour) :35 - Introduction to Halie Fewkes 1:37 - Halie & Vikki chat about their favorite place near them 3:33 - Halie shares her journey of being an author 10:35 - Halie shares about using Kickstarter marketing 16:01- Halie dives into print on demand after a Kickstarter campaign 17:16- Halie talks about her year writing while traveling on Amtrack 21:59 - Halie shares about promoting her books at events 25:02 - Halie & Vikki discussed COVID and how it stopped Halie’s bookings 28:32 - Halie shares about her school program 29:31- Halie & Vikki talk about author platforms & social media 34:33 - Halie shares how she met her Illustrator for her new book 36:20 - Halie shares about her book series Secret to the Tally 37:49 - Vikki shares her struggles with the year and the COVID outbreak 42:41- Vikki & Halie discuss her educational background 47:13 - Halie goes back into sharing about the series of Secret to the Tally 52:22 - Halie reads from Book I: Secret to the Tally 1:06:42 - Vikki & Hailie close out the podcast Please note, this podcast was recorded during the COVID outbreak. Please visit Halie’s website for updates on her events. Connect with Halie Fewkes: Halie Fewkes website: https://www.secretsofthetally.com Podcast Music Credits: Title: Amazing Plan by Kevin MacLeod (incompetech.com) Licensed under Creative Commons: By Attribution 3.0 License http://creativecommons.org/licenses/by/3.0/ Thanks For Listening You can sign up to win free signed copies of books featured on this podcast here! If you have something you’d like to share with me, please connect with us on Facebook, Instagram, Twitter, or our website. Write a review on iTunes.


Episode 88: Mystery Series Author P. J. Howell
Jun 16 2020 60 mins  
Episode 88: Mystery Series Author P. J. Howell In This Episode, You’ll Hear: (Podcast run time 60 min.) :45 - Introduction to P.J. Howell 2:39 - P.J. shares what she is currently reading 5:10 - P.J. & Vikki share tips about getting more reading time in the day 7:10 - P.J. talks about her journey from private investigator to full-time author 12:15 - Vikki shares her writing & podcast journey with P.J. 15:01 - P.J. shares her titles & talks about the setting of her series 20:36 - Vikki talks about her writer’s group 21: 35 - P.J. shares about her writing process 23:50 - Vikki talks about her the development process with her work in progress 25:25 - P.J. shares examples when inspiration hits 28:00 - P.J. talks about her publication journey 30:00 - P.J. gives Vikki advice about publishing 33:24 - P.J. talks about what she wished she knew when she started 36:30 - Vikki follows up with the advice talking about her newsletter 40:07 - P. J. & Vikki discuss writer’s groups 44:56 - P. J. Reads from Cross My Heart; Volume 4 in the Jorja Matthews Mystery series 54:52 - Vikki follows up the reading with questions Please note, this podcast was recorded before the COVID outbreak. Please visit P.J.’s website for updates on her events. Connect with P.J.: P.J. Howell’s website: https://pjhowellauthor.com Resources Mentioned: Author Your Life: https://www.authoryourlifenow.com Podcast Music Credits: Title: Amazing Plan by Kevin MacLeod (incompetech.com) Licensed under Creative Commons: By Attribution 3.0 License http://creativecommons.org/licenses/by/3.0/ Thanks For Listening You can sign up to win free signed copies of books featured on this podcast here! If you have something you’d like to share with me, please connect with us on Facebook, Instagram, Twitter, or our website. Write a review on iTunes.





Episode 86: David James Roberts; Writer, Journalist, & Documentarian
May 12 2020 50 mins  
Episode 86: David James Roberts; Writer, Journalist, & Documentarian In This Episode, You’ll Hear: (Podcast run time 49 min.) :50- Introduction to David 2:10 - David shares about his journey to the Northwest 3:24 - Vikki & David talk about the start of his book 5:20 - David shares what he is reading 6:55 - Vikki talks about her online course & services she’s developing 7:30 - David shares about his writing journey 11:07 - Vikki & David share about their dyslexia & overcoming it to be a writer 12:48 - David shares about his book, The Paper Man 15:40 - David talks about how he discovered this story 18:13 - Vikki asks questions about David’s approach to writing his book 23:15 - David shares about his publishing journey 30:09 - David talks about a writing support group 31:30 - Vikki & David talk about disconnecting from social media while writing 33:58 - David shares his inspiration to keep writing this book & upcoming events (prior to the COVID outbreak.) 37:10 - David reads from The Paper Man 47:40 - Vikki ends the podcast with a question about an auto book. Please note, this podcast was recorded at the start of the COVID outbreak. Please visit David’s website for updates on his events. Connect with David: David James Robert’s website: https://davidjamesrobertsauthor.square.site Resources Mentioned in the Podcast: Blue Forge Press: https://blueforgegroup.wixsite.com/blueforgegroup Podcast Music Credits: Title: Amazing Plan by Kevin MacLeod (incompetech.com) Licensed under Creative Commons: By Attribution 3.0 License http://creativecommons.org/licenses/by/3.0/ Thanks For Listening You can sign up to win free signed copies of books featured on this podcast here! If you have something you’d like to share with me, please connect with us on Facebook, Instagram, Twitter, or our website. Write a review on iTunes.


Episode 85: Reese’s February 2020 Book Club Pick, New York Times & USA Today Bestseller Author: Erica Bauermeister 
Apr 27 2020 62 mins  
Episode 85: Reese’s February 2020 Book Club Pick, New York Times & USA Today Bestseller Author: Erica Bauermeister In This Episode, You’ll Hear: (Podcast run time 1 hr. 2 min.) :33 - Introduction to Erica Bauermeister 1:43 - Erica shares about her Pacific Northwest roots 2:30 - Erica talks about her writer’s journey & her first work in the academic writing 5:50 Erica encourages us aspiring authors regarding the journey of writing 6:14 - Vikki & Erica talk about Vikki’s current job & her writing 7:05 - Erica & Vikki talks about the book 500 Great Books by Women & working through rejections & developing the craft 11:50- Erica shares about her writing process 16:50 - Erica talks about what she is reading 18:53 - Erica shares the titles she has written 21:05 - Vikki talks about her home with Erica 21:50 - Erica shares about her traditional publishing process & finding an agent 25:01- Vikki & Erica talk about community & The Seattle 7 Authors 27:25 -Erica & Vikki talk about The Scent Keeper & Reese’s Book Club 35:21 - Erica reads from The Scent Keeper 39:24 - Vikki asked questions about the end of the story 42:15 - Erica share more inspiration for The Scent Keeper 45:13 - Erica talks about House Lessons 49:22 - Erica shares a lesson she learned from writing House Lessons and reads from the book 53:18: Erica reads from House Lessons 59:45: Erica ends the podcast with valuable final words for authors Please note, this podcast was recorded at the start of the COVID outbreak. Please visit Erica’s website for updates on her events. Connect with Erica Bauermeister: Erica’s Website: http://www.ericabauermeister.com Resources Mentioned: 500 Great Books by Women: https://www.amazon.com/500-Great-Books-Women-Readers/dp/0140175903 Seattle 7 Writers (now closed) : https://www.seattle7writers.org Reese’s Book Club: https://hello-sunshine.com/book-club Podcast Music Credits: Title: Amazing Plan by Kevin MacLeod (incompetech.com) Licensed under Creative Commons: By Attribution 3.0 License http://creativecommons.org/licenses/by/3.0/ Thanks For Listening You can sign up to win free signed copies of books featured on this podcast here! If you have something you’d like to share with me, please connect with us on Facebook, Instagram, Twitter, or our website. Write a review on iTunes.


Episode 84: Special Guest Author - Laura Munson; New York Best Selling Author, Teacher, Speaker, & Founder of Haven Writing Programs
Apr 13 2020 59 mins  
Episode 84: Special Guest Author - Laura Munson; New York Best Selling Author, Teacher, Speaker, & Founder of Haven Writing Programs In This Episode, You’ll Hear: (Podcast run time 60 min.) :33 - Introduction to Laura Munson 2:15 - Laura shares her writing journey & Haven Writing Programs 4:55 - Laura dives deeper into the programs through Haven Writing & what inspired it 8:40- Vikki shares some of her struggles with community & finding community 11:12 - Laura discusses how community fits with her novel Willa’s Grove 15:00 - Laura & Vikki talk about the next stage for her writing 16:13 - Laura talks about her expertise & finding an audience 19:04 - Laura talks about rejection & writing the book over the business of writing 21:29 - Laura shares her titles & writing process 25:33 - Laura talks through scheduling writing time as a flexible writer & what questions to ask as a writer before developing a writing routine 32:48 - Laura & Vikki talk about online courses & investing in ourselves 35:20 - Laura shares the inspiration for her books & retreats 40:18 - Laura gives more advice for authors just starting out 45:50 - Laura reads from Willa’s Grove Connect with Laura Munson: Laura’s website: https://lauramunson.com Resources Mentioned: Natalie Goldberg’s website: https://nataliegoldberg.com Girl Friday Productions: https://www.girlfridayproductions.com Podcast Music Credits: Title: Amazing Plan by Kevin MacLeod (incompetech.com) Licensed under Creative Commons: By Attribution 3.0 License http://creativecommons.org/licenses/by/3.0/ Thanks For Listening You can sign up to win free signed copies of books featured on this podcast here! If you have something you’d like to share with me, please connect with us on Facebook, Instagram, Twitter, or our website. Write a review on iTunes.






Episode 81: Heather S. Ransom; YA Sci-Fi Fiction 
Feb 17 2020 45 mins  
Episode 81: Heather S. Ransom; YA Sci-Fi Fiction In This Episode, You’ll Hear: (Podcast run time 42 min.) :45 - Introduction to Heather 1:33 - Heather & Vikki dive deeper into Heather’s day job 3:40 - Heather shares when she knew she wanted to be a writer 6:29 - Heather talks about what she is currently reading 8:40 - Heather and Vikki talk about her writing process 10:36 - Heather shares a bit about her research 12:33 - Vikki talks about researching 13:26 - Heather talks about her publishing journey 19:02 - Heather shares a tip for writers pitching a book 20:28 - Heather & Vikki talk about the benefits of indie publishing companies & support groups 21:56 - Vikki & Heather discuss the process of learning the craft & finding diverse readers for our works in progress 27:38 - Heather reads from Going Green & shares the background for the books 38:03- Heather shares about her work with the Willamette Writers 41:48 - Heather closes the podcast with one more tip for writers Connect with Heather S. Ransom: Heather’s website: http://www.heathersransom.ink Resources Mentioned: Willamette Writers: https://willamettewriters.org Society of Children’s Book Writers & Illustrators (SCBWI): https://www.scbwi.org Podcast Music Credits: Title: Amazing Plan by Kevin MacLeod (incompetech.com) Licensed under Creative Commons: By Attribution 3.0 License http://creativecommons.org/licenses/by/3.0/ Thanks For Listening You can sign up to win free signed copies of books featured on this podcast here! If you have something you’d like to share with me, please connect with us on Facebook, Instagram, Twitter, or our website. Write a review on iTunes.


Episode 80: William (Bill) Kenower; Lecturer, Coach, and Author of Fearless Writing
Feb 10 2020 52 mins  
Episode 80: William (Bill) Kenower; Lecturer, Coach, and Author of Fearless Writing In This Episode, You’ll Hear: (Podcast run time 52 min.) :35 - Introduction to William (Bill) 1:30 -William shares about living in Seattle & LA 3:59 - William talks about his podcast & his writing magazine 8:35 - William & Vikki talk about Vikki’s fears 10:59- William talks about “picturing your audience” as a writer 15:47- William shares the one question authors should ask about their audience 16:11 - Vikki & William discuss pitching & marketing 18:52 - William & Vikki talk about authenticity 20:14 -William shares a metaphor for rejection 23:13 - Vikki shares her growth regarding feedback 25:00 William talks about when a work is done 29:00 - William & Vikki talk about Vikki’s writing process 31:32 - William shares his tip for finding time to write 34:33- William discussed the creative life & the unknown of the creative life 36:48 - Vikki and William talk about living a full-time creative life 41:07- William talks about self-publishing 42: 40 - William gives Vikki insight about finding a publisher & agent 45:06 - Vikki shares about one of her new projects 46:20 - William reads from Fearless Writing 48:07 - Vikki closes the podcast by talking about what is coming up for William in 2020 Connect with William Kenower: Williams’s website: https://www.williamkenower.com Resources Mentioned: AuthorMagazine.org: https://www.authormagazine.org Writers Digest: https://www.writersdigest.com Podcast Music Credits: Title: Amazing Plan by Kevin MacLeod (incompetech.com) Licensed under Creative Commons: By Attribution 3.0 License http://creativecommons.org/licenses/by/3.0/ Thanks For Listening You can sign up to win free signed copies of books featured on this podcast here! If you have something you’d like to share with me, please connect with us on Facebook, Instagram, Twitter, or our website. Write a review on iTunes.





Episode 78: Update with Jeremiah Franklin
Jan 06 2020 20 mins  
Episode 78: Update with Jeremiah Franklin In This Episode, You’ll Hear: (Podcast run time 20 min.) :35 - Introduction to Jeremiah Franklin 1:18 - Jeremiah shares about the first book in his trilogy. 2:14 - Jeremiah introduces his second book, Cult of the Crow 2:32- Jeremiah gets listeners up to speed with what he has been doing 3:10 -Jeremiah shares about the American Library Association conference 5:19 - Jeremiah & Vikki talk about writing workshops for students 7:25 - Vikki reveals her new project: Author’s Librarian 8:00 - Jeremiah shares what he has learned during the year 9:54 -Jeremiah reads from Cult of the Crow 15:48 - Vikki & Jeremiah close the podcast talking about the blog post that Jeremiah will write for Squishpen Productions 17:37: Jeremiah shares what’s happening for him in 2020 Production Note: You can access Jeremiah’s first interview, Episode #34 here. Connect with Jeremiah Franklin: Jeremiah’s website: https://jeremiahfranklin.com Resources Mentioned on the Podcast: American Library Association Conference: http://www.ala.org/conferencesevents/upcoming-annual-conferences-midwinter-meetings Squishpen Productions Blog: https://www.squishpen.com/vikkijcarterblog Podcast Music Credits: Title: Amazing Plan by Kevin MacLeod (incompetech.com) Licensed under Creative Commons: By Attribution 3.0 License http://creativecommons.org/licenses/by/3.0/ Thanks For Listening You can sign up to win free signed copies of books featured on this podcast here! If you have something you’d like to share with me, please connect with us on Facebook, Instagram, Twitter, or our website.




Episode 76: Michael (Mike) Copperman; Author of the heart-wrenching memoir - Teacher : Two Years in the Mississippi Delta
Dec 16 2019 51 mins  
Episode 76: Michael (Mike) Copperman; Author of the heart-wrenching memoir - Teacher: Two Years in the Mississippi Delta In This Episode, You’ll Hear: (Podcast run time 50 min.) :30 - Introduction to Michael (Mike) Copperman 3:38 - Mike talks about his writing journey 4:42 - Mike shares what he is reading 6:04- Mike shares about his fiction short stories 7:05 - Mike & Vikki talk about university teaching & working with students 10:05 - Mike talks about his writing process 15:40 - Mike and Vikki talk about the development of the book, Teacher: Two Years in the Mississippi Delta 18:05 - Vikki & Mike talk about the line between memories and publishing a memoir 19:53- Mike shares the synopsis of the book 21:20 - Mike talks about his Teach for America experience 23:19- Mike talks about his publishing journey 24:55 - Mike shares his journey of finding an agent 30:50 - Mike & Vikki talk about support groups 33:00 - Mike shares his inspiration 36:27 - Mike talks about his future works & plans 39:00 - Mike reads from Teacher: Two Years in the Mississippi Delta 46:48 - Vikki & Mike talk about Vikki's followup questions from Mike’s reading 49:12 - Mike shares parting tips Connect with Michael (Mike) Copperman: Michael’s website: http://www.mikecopperman.com Resources Mentioned on the Podcast: Teach For America: https://www.teachforamerica.org Oregon Writers Collective: https://www.facebook.com/OWCabout/ Podcast Music Credits: Title: Amazing Plan by Kevin MacLeod (incompetech.com) Licensed under Creative Commons: By Attribution 3.0 License http://creativecommons.org/licenses/by/3.0/ Thanks For Listening You can sign up to win free signed copies of books featured on this podcast here! If you have something you’d like to share with me, please connect with us on Facebook, Instagram, Twitter, or our website. Write a review on iTunes.


Episode 75: Bonus Episode: Shannon Kaiser- #1 International Bestselling Author, Global Speaker, and Empowerment Coach 
Nov 18 2019 53 mins  
Episode 75: Bonus Episode: Shannon Kaiser- #1 International Bestselling Author, Global Speaker, and Empowerment Coach In This Episode, You’ll Hear: (Podcast run time 50 min.) :30 - Introduction to Shannon Kaiser 1:25 - Shannon shares about her personal journey & the start of her writing journey 3:00 - Shannon explains authentic living 6:25- Shannon talks about the birth of her book The Joy Seeker 7:47 - Vikki & Shannon talk about the book format 9:00 - Shannon shares her writing journey 11:45 - Shannon talks about co-publishing & her publishing journey 13:33 - Vikki & Shannon talk about discouragement 17:20 - Shannon talks about the phases of entrepreneurship 21:34 - Vikki shares her story about failure with Shannon 23:05 - Shannon talks about her website 26:05 - Shannon shares the information about her book, The Joy Seeker 30:50 - Shannon reads from The Joy Seeker 46:00 - Vikki & Shannon make plans for a future episode 47:20 - Shannon closes the podcast with her plans regarding a book tour & retreats & marketing advice for authors Connect with Shannon Kaiser: Shannon’s website: https://www.playwiththeworld.com Podcast Music Credits: Title: Amazing Plan by Kevin MacLeod (incompetech.com) Licensed under Creative Commons: By Attribution 3.0 License http://creativecommons.org/licenses/by/3.0/ Thanks For Listening You can sign up to win free signed copies of books featured on this podcast here! If you have something you’d like to share with me, please connect with us on Facebook, Instagram, Twitter, or our website. Write a review on iTunes.


Episode 74: Erick W. Metz; Ghostwriter & Supernatural Fiction Author
Nov 18 2019 54 mins  
Episode 74: Erick W. Metz; Ghostwriter & Supernatural Fiction Author In This Episode, You’ll Hear: (Podcast run time 53 min.) :30 - Introduction to Erick Metz 2:00 - Erick shares what is on his reading list 3:35 - Erick & Vikki talk about world creation and D&D 4:40 - Erick talks about his genre 6:35- Erick shares about his writing journey 8:01 - Erick & Vikki talks about teaching and Erick’s social work 8:45 - Erick shares about his ghostwriting experiences 13:35- Erick talks about what genres he works on as an editor & what he’s skilled at as an editor 16:07 - Erick walks us through his writing process 23:20 - Erick & Vikki talk about his marketing strategies 28:06 - Erick shares about his involvement with the Willamette Writers 31:23 - Erick & Vikki talk about writing groups 33:26 - Erick shares his inspiration 37:40 - Erick reads from The Mask of Tomorrow 50:00 -Erick shares what is coming up for him in the next year & tips for aspiring authors Connect with Erick W. Metz: Erick’s Author website: www.erickmertzauthor.com Erick’s Editing & Ghostwriting website: www.erickmertzwriting.com Resources Mentioned on the Podcast: 20Booksto50K on Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/groups/20Booksto50k/ Bookfunnel: https://bookfunnel.com Willamette Writers: https://willamettewriters.org Podcast Music Credits: Title: Amazing Plan by Kevin MacLeod (incompetech.com) Licensed under Creative Commons: By Attribution 3.0 License http://creativecommons.org/licenses/by/3.0/ Thanks For Listening You can sign up to win free signed copies of books featured on this podcast here! If you have something you’d like to share with me, please connect with us on Facebook, Instagram, Twitter, or our website. Write a review on iTunes.


Episode 73: Anne Leigh Parrish; Writer & Poet
Nov 11 2019 36 mins  
Episode 73: Anne Leigh Parrish; Writer & Poet In This Episode, You’ll Hear: (Podcast run time 35 min.) :32 - Introduction to Anne Leigh Parrish 2:15 - Anne shares what she is reading 3:38 - Anne talks about her educational background & her writing journey 8:13 - Anne shares about her writing process & writing poetry versus writing fiction 10:46- Anne talks about what genre she writes 11:54 - Anne shares about her publishing journey over the years 13:05 - Anne shares valuable advice about publishing & finding an agent 15:42- Anne and Vikki discuss marketing & working with a publicist 18:17 - Vikki & Anne talk about using short stories for exposure 20:10 - Anne provides tips about using Twitter 21:36 - Anne and Vikki talk about writer support groups & association groups 23:10 - Anne talks about her inspiration 24:19 - Anne shares her titles 26:25 - Anne reads from Maggie’s Ruse Connect with Anne Leigh Parrish: Anne’s website: https://anneleighparrish.com Resources Mentioned in the Podcast: Poets & Writers: https://www.pw.org Association of Writers & Writing Programs (AWP): https://www.awpwriter.org Podcast Music Credits: Title: Amazing Plan by Kevin MacLeod (incompetech.com) Licensed under Creative Commons: By Attribution 3.0 License http://creativecommons.org/licenses/by/3.0/ Thanks For Listening You can sign up to win free signed copies of books featured on this podcast here! If you have something you’d like to share with me, please connect with us on Facebook, Instagram, Twitter, or our website. Write a review on iTunes.









Episode 69: Mystery Author, Kathleen Valenti.
Sep 09 2019 41 mins  
Episode 69: Mystery Author, Kathleen Valenti. In This Episode, You’ll Hear: (Podcast run time 41 min.) :33 - Introduction to Kathleen. 1:27- Kathleen shares her writing background. 7:36- Kathleen talks about what she is reading. 10:00 - Kathleen shares her genre & titles. 11:30- Kathleen talks about her writing processing. 14:24 - Kathleen shares about her publishing journey. 16:55 - Kathleen gives a tip for finding an agent. 19:49 - Kathleen talks about support groups. 23:00 - Kathleen reads from As Directed. 39: 47 - Kathleen shares a tip to close out the podcast. Connect with Kathleen: Kathleen’s website: https://www.kathleenvalenti.com Resources Mentioned in the Podcast: Query Tracker: https://querytracker.net Sister’s in Crime: https://www.sistersincrime.org Mystery Writers of America: https://mysterywriters.org International Thriller Writers: http://thrillerwriters.org Chicks on the Case Blog: https://chicksonthecase.com Mysteristas Blog: https://mysteristas.wordpress.com Podcast Music Credits: Title: Amazing Plan by Kevin MacLeod (incompetech.com) Licensed under Creative Commons: By Attribution 3.0 License http://creativecommons.org/licenses/by/3.0/ Thanks For Listening You can sign up to win free signed copies of books featured on this podcast here! If you have something you’d like to share with me, please connect with us on Facebook, Instagram, Twitter, or our website. Write a review on iTunes.


Episode 68: John Dodge; Retired PNW Newspaper Reporter Talks about His Debut Non-Fiction Book
Aug 27 2019 60 mins  
Episode 68: John Dodge; Retired PNW Newspaper Reporter Talks about His Debut Non-Fiction Book In This Episode, You’ll Hear: (Podcast run time 59min.) :32 - Introduction to John 1:27- John talks about his background before retirement 2:30- John & Vikki talk about the loss of newspapers 3:47- John talks about the differenced between newspaper writing and creative & literary fiction 5:09-John shares a bit about himself & discusses ownership in print writing 7:15 - John shares what is on is currently on his bookstand 9:34 - Vikki shares what she just finished reading 10:57 -John talks about his writing process 14:30 -John shares the publishing journey with this book & publishing with an academic press 22:43 -John discusses marketing with an academic press 26:35 -John & Vikki talk about researching 27:29 - John talks about the cover art 30:01 - John shares about support groups 35:05 - John talked about when he knew he was a writer 38:22 - John shares his inspiration 39:38 - John reads from A Deadly Wind: The 1962 Columbus Day Storm 58:25- John ends the podcast with tips for authors Connect with John Dodge: John’s website: https://johndodgewrites.wordpress.com Podcast Music Credits: Title: Amazing Plan by Kevin MacLeod (incompetech.com) Licensed under Creative Commons: By Attribution 3.0 License http://creativecommons.org/licenses/by/3.0/ Thanks For Listening You can sign up to win free signed copies of books featured on this podcast here! If you have something you’d like to share with me, please connect with us on Facebook, Instagram, Twitter, or our website. Write a review on iTunes.






Episode 65: Cody Voeller; Portland-based Zombie Horror Post-Apocalyptic Sci-Fi Author
Aug 05 2019 58 mins  
Episode 65: Cody Voeller; Portland-based Zombie Horror Post-Apocalyptic Sci-Fi Author In This Episode, You’ll Hear: (Podcast runs 57 min.) :29 - Introduction to Cody 1:55- Cody & Vikki talk about his hometown 2:30- Cody talks about his background 3:20 - Cody & Vikki talk about her WIP 3:54 - Cody shares a bit about himself 8:41 - Cody talks about his writing journey 11:25 - Cody shares his genres and titles 15:10- Cody talks us through his writing process 20:58 - Vikki shares her zombie survival plan 21:56 - Cody talks about his publishing journey 29:17 - Cody shares about his editing process 36:11 - Cody talks about his inspiration 37:31 - Cody reads from Heroes Aren’t Born Connect with Cody: Cody’s website: https://codyvoellerauthor.wixsite.com/mysite Cody on Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/CodyVoellerTheWriter Cody on Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/codytheauthor/ Cody’s Amazon Author Page: amazon.com/author/codyvoeller Cody on Bookbub: https://www.bookbub.com/profile/cody-voeller Cody on Goodreads: https://www.goodreads.com/author/show/18319411.Cody_Voeller Podcast Music Credits: Title: Amazing Plan by Kevin MacLeod (incompetech.com) Licensed under Creative Commons: By Attribution 3.0 License http://creativecommons.org/licenses/by/3.0/ Thanks For Listening You can sign up to win free signed copies of books featured on this podcast here! If you have something you’d like to share with me, please connect with us on Facebook, Instagram, Twitter, or our website. Write a review on iTunes.


Episode 64: Donna Cameron; Five-Time Award-Winning Author from She Writes Press 
Jul 29 2019 50 mins  
Episode 64: Donna Cameron; Five-Time Award-Winning Author from She Writes Press In This Episode, You’ll Hear: (Podcast run time 50:17 min.) 1:10 - Introduction to Donna & her background 3:11- Donna & Vikki talk about her blog that started the book 7:27- Donna talks about the personal benefits of living kindly 10:36 - Donna shares about being an author 11:59 - Donna talks about the genre of her book and self-help books 13:12 - Donna discusses why she calls her book a self-help memoir 15:40 - Donna shares about her publishing journey with She Writes Press 19:15 - Donna talks about working with a publicist 22:40 - Vikki and Donna discuss her cover art & working with a cover designer 28:39 - Donna shares the awards her book has received 30:07 - Donna and Vikki talk about her speaking engagement 33:34 - Donna shares advice to authors 38:24 - Donna reads from her book A Year of Living Kindly Connect with Donna Cameron: Donna’s website: https://ayearoflivingkindly.com Podcast Music Credits: Title: Amazing Plan by Kevin MacLeod (incompetech.com) Licensed under Creative Commons: By Attribution 3.0 License http://creativecommons.org/licenses/by/3.0/ Thanks For Listening You can sign up to win free signed copies of books featured on this podcast here! If you have something you’d like to share with me, please connect with us on Facebook, Instagram, Twitter, or our website. Write a review on iTunes.







Episode 61: Kim Cooper Findling & Libby Findling, mother-daughter writing team from Dancing Moon Press
Jul 08 2019 36 mins  
Episode 61: Kim Cooper Findling & Libby Findling, mother-daughter writing team from Dancing Moon Press In This Episode, You’ll Hear: (Podcast run time 36 min) :36 - Introduction to Kim & Libby 2:00 - Kim shares about her writing journey 5:00- Libby shares her favorite destination with traveling 5:41 - Kim talks about her publishing journey 8:13 - Kim talks about her day job 9:00- Libby talks about her summer plans 9:30 - Kim shares about her writing routine 11:46 - Kim & Libby share the story about Dancing Moon Press 12:48 -Kim & Libby talk about writing their book together, The Sixth Storm 17:20 - Libby shares about her creativity & theater 19:00 - Kim & Libby talk about their book tours and working together as a mother-daughter writing team 22:25 - Kim & Libby share how the story The Sixth Storm started 26:28 - Libby reads from The Sixth Storm 34:00 - Libby shares her favorite part about her writing34:35 - Kim shares tips for aspiring authors Connect with Kim Cooper Findling & Libby Findling: Kim Cooper Findling’s website: www.kimcooperfindling.com Dancing Moon Press:www.dancingmoonpress.com Another Read Through Bookstore Author Event: https://www.anotherreadthrough.com/events/ Podcast Music Credits: Title: Amazing Plan by Kevin MacLeod (incompetech.com) Licensed under Creative Commons: By Attribution 3.0 License http://creativecommons.org/licenses/by/3.0/ Thanks For Listening You can sign up to win free signed copies of books featured on this podcast here! If you have something you’d like to share with me, please connect with us on Facebook, Instagram, Twitter, or our website. Write a review on iTunes.


Episode 60: Roxanne San Jose; Special Guest Author from Avid Publishing.
Jul 01 2019 22 mins  
Episode 60: Roxanne San Jose; Special Guest Author from Avid Publishing. In This Episode, You’ll Hear: (Podcast run time 22 min) :26 - Introduction to Roxanne 1:51 - Roxanne & Vikki talk about higher education 3:09- Roxanne & Vikki talks about her political science degree & her family food connections 3:34 - Roxanne shares about her Las Vegas family business 4:30 - Roxanne & Vikki talk about the Grand Cannon 5:30- Roxanne shares what she is currently reading 6:30 - Roxanne talks about when she knew she was a writer 6:52 - Roxanne and Vikki talk about her publishing journey 10:18 - Roxanne talks about her writing process 12:34 - Roxanne shares about her traditional publishing journey versus self-publishing 13:32 - Roxanne talks about marketing 15:14 - Roxanne shares about beta readers & an editor 16:51 - Roxanne reads from Time Travel Connect with : Roxanne’s website: https://roxannesanjose.wixsite.com/roxannesanjose?fbclid=IwAR1-b1bF6Pc33bEwxup1uvjMlLUhYmwjNQR7ef6B_p-t5Dc5InVHOzslLCI Roxanne on Facebook: www.facebook.com/roxanneasanjose Roxanne on Twitter: www.twitter.com/sjroxanne Roxanne on Instagram: www.instagram.com/roxanne_sanjose Avid Publishing: https://www.avid-publishing.com Podcast Music Credits: Title: Amazing Plan by Kevin MacLeod (incompetech.com) Licensed under Creative Commons: By Attribution 3.0 License http://creativecommons.org/licenses/by/3.0/ Thanks For Listening You can sign up to win free signed copies of books featured on this podcast here! If you have something you’d like to share with me, please connect with us on Facebook, Instagram, Twitter, or our website. Write a review on iTunes.




Episode 58: Part 2 of The Writer’s Crucible with Philip Kenney
Jun 17 2019 55 mins  
Episode 58: Part 2 of The Writer’s Crucible with Philip Kenney In This Episode, You’ll Hear: (Podcast run time 50 min) :42 - Vikki recaps from Part 1/Episode 57 1:42 - Vikki outlines parts 3- 5 of the book 2:17 - Philip talks about the theater of the mind 6:30 - Vikki & Philip talk about drama & trauma 17:59 - Philip talks about the section “Materials” from the book 21:01 - Vikki and Philip talk about the metaphors of the pencil and the writer’s desk 28:18 - Philip talks about discipline with writing routines 32:45 - Philip breaks down the section “Novel Ideas” from the book 35:10 - Vikki reads from her favorite section of the book 41:30 - Philip discusses the last section of the book 51:22 - Philip talks about writing dedicating to our ancestors & the creative impulses 53:41 - Philip takes out the podcast with a short reading Connect with : Philip’s Website: https://www.philip-kenney.com PNWA Writer’s Conference: https://www.pnwa.org/page/conference Podcast Music Credits: Title: Amazing Plan by Kevin MacLeod (incompetech.com) Licensed under Creative Commons: By Attribution 3.0 License http://creativecommons.org/licenses/by/3.0/ Thanks For Listening You can sign up to win free signed copies of books featured on this podcast here! If you have something you’d like to share with me, please connect with us on Facebook, Instagram, Twitter, or our website. Write a review on iTunes.


Episode 57: Part 1 of The Writer’s Crucible with Philip Kenney
Jun 10 2019 51 mins  
Episode 57: Part 1 of The Writer’s Crucible with Philip Kenney In This Episode, You’ll Hear: (Podcast run time 51:10 min) 1:30 - Reintroduction to Philip Kenny 2:45 - Vikki jumps into the discussion with Philip about the concepts introduced in the Writer’s Crucible 4:32 - Philip discusses the “not good enough” mindset 19:15 - Vikki & Philip discuss meditation 26:44 - Philip shares a poem to help Vikki with some of the concepts they are discussing 32:13 - Philip and Vikki talk about the moment that writing changed them 34:11 - Philip shares his favorite line from his book 34:50 - Vikki explores the concept from the first two parts of Philip’s book 37:21 - Philip and Vikki discuss being too serious within the “self project” 42:20 - Vikki previews Part 2 of the Writer’s Crucible discussion in episode 42:55 - Philip gives advice about the “self project” 47:46 - Philip shares about his speaking engagements Connect with : Philip’s Website: https://www.philip-kenney.com PNWA Writer’s Conference: https://www.pnwa.org/page/conference Podcast Music Credits: Title: Amazing Plan by Kevin MacLeod (incompetech.com) Licensed under Creative Commons: By Attribution 3.0 License http://creativecommons.org/licenses/by/3.0/ Thanks For Listening You can sign up to win free signed copies of books featured on this podcast here! If you have something you’d like to share with me, please connect with us on Facebook, Instagram, Twitter, or our website. Write a review on iTunes.


Episode 56: Colin Conway & Frank Zafiro - Crime Novel Co-Authors 
Jun 04 2019 60 mins  
Episode 56: Colin Conway & Frank Zafiro - Crime Novel Co-Authors In This Episode, You’ll Hear: (Podcast run time 1 hour) 1:37 - Introduction to Colin & Frank 9:00 - Colin shares a bit about his writing journey 11:30 - Colin shares about his first books Tales from the Road & The Side Hustle 14:08- Colin shares about his 509 crime series 18:57 - Colin talks about self-publishing the 509 series 20:33 - Vikki & Colin talk about the business of being an author 22:27 - Frank shares about the partnership of working with Colin 23:53 - Frank talks about his and Colin’s dual first-person narrative with alternating chapters 27:23 - Frank shares about the editing process 29:00 - Frank talks about Charlie 316 point of view & Vikki asks questions about their writing process 32:31 - Colin goes deeper into the writing co-authoring process 33:45 - Vikki asks about the mechanics of working in a co-authoring process 37:20 - Colin share about the moderation factor of working with a co-author 38:46 - Colin talks about Charlie 316 41:00 - Vikki, Colin, and Frank explore crime fiction and true crime writers in Washington state 42:17 - Colin & Frank talk about the release of Charlie 316 49:31 - Frank introduces the reading; Colin reads from Charlie 316 Connect with Colin & Frank: Colin Conway’s Website: https://colinconway.com Frank Zafiro’s Website: http://www.frankzafiro.com Down and Out Books: https://downandoutbooks.com/submissions/ Podcast Music Credits: Title: Amazing Plan by Kevin MacLeod (incompetech.com) Licensed under Creative Commons: By Attribution 3.0 License http://creativecommons.org/licenses/by/3.0/ Thanks For Listening You can sign up to win free signed copies of books featured on this podcast here! If you have something you’d like to share with me, please connect with us on Facebook, Instagram, Twitter, or our website. Write a review on iTunes.


Episode 55: David Devine; Ghostwriter, Political Science Fiction, & Biographer 
May 28 2019 52 mins  
Episode 55: David Devine; Ghostwriter, Political Science Fiction, & Biographer In This Episode, You’ll Hear: (Podcast run time 52:39 min.) :35 - Introduction to David Devine 2:30 - David shares about his writing experiences as a ghostwriter 8:00- David & Vikki discuss the relationship between the writer and ghostwriter 12:36- David shares about being proactive in his writing journey 17:00 - David talks about his book titles 18:29- David shares about his writing process 23:33- Vikki & David talk about his publishing journey 26:27 - David shares his inspiration 29:26 - David talks about crowdfunding 37:35 - David reads from Growing Food God’s Way Connect with David Devine David’s website: https://www.growingfoodgodsway.com David’s eBook Amazon: http://www.amazon.com/Growing-Food-Gods-Way-Gautschi-ebook/dp/B010CFBPKG/ David on Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/growingfoodgodsway/?ref=hl Resources Mentioned in the Podcast: Paul Gautschi’s website: https://www.backtoedenfilm.com/paul-gautschi.html Joel Salatin’s website: http://www.polyfacefarms.com Indiegogo: https://www.indiegogo.com Podcast Music Credits: Title: Amazing Plan by Kevin MacLeod (incompetech.com) Licensed under Creative Commons: By Attribution 3.0 License http://creativecommons.org/licenses/by/3.0/ Thanks For Listening You can sign up to win free signed copies of books featured on this podcast here! If you have something you’d like to share with me, please connect with us on Facebook, Instagram, Twitter, or our website. Write a review on iTunes.



Episode 54: Thomas Kohnstamm; Seattle’s Travel Writer & Fiction Author
May 20 2019 34 mins  
Episode 54: Thomas Kohnstamm; Seattle’s Travel Writer & Fiction Author In This Episode, You’ll Hear: (Podcast run time 34:35 min.) :37 - Introduction to Thomas Kohnstamm 3:00- Thomas shares a bit about his book Lake City 4:15- Thomas & Vikki talk about living in the Pacific Northwest 5:16 - Vikki and Thomas talk about her roots with Seattle 5:51 -Thomas shares about his background & his travel writing experiences 10:16- Thomas shares about the first book experiences & national coverage 12:20- Thomas shares about his writing experiences with Lake City 13:25 - Vikki & Thomas talk about the changes in the creative energy with the involvement of others 15:01 - Thomas talks about the positive side of having a day job 17:12 - Vikki thanks Thomas for his encouragement from his journey 18:33 - Thomas & Vikki talk about her slow process with her first book 20:58 - Thomas shares his writing process 26:06 - Thomas reads from Lake City Connect with Thomas Kohnstamm Thomas’ website: https://thomaskohnstamm.com Podcast Music Credits: Title: Amazing Plan by Kevin MacLeod (incompetech.com) Licensed under Creative Commons: By Attribution 3.0 License http://creativecommons.org/licenses/by/3.0/ Thanks For Listening You can sign up to win free signed copies of books featured on this podcast here! If you have something you’d like to share with me, please connect with us on Facebook, Instagram, Twitter, or our website. Write a review on iTunes.


Episode 53: Lisa Reddick; Ecopsychologiest & Fiction Author from Edmonds, Washington
May 14 2019 38 mins  
Episode 53: Lisa Reddick; Ecopsychologiest & Fiction Author from Edmonds, Washington In This Episode, You’ll Hear: (Podcast run time 38:15 min.) :42 - Introduction to Lisa Reddick 3:09- Lisa shares a bit about herself & her first book 5:23 - Lisa talks about her background in ecopsychology 10:31 -Lisa shares about her writing journey 13:04 -Lisa talks about the inspiration of her book 18:28 - Lisa shares her journey with the hybrid publishing journey 24:43- Lisa talks about a community of authors 27:27 - Lisa reads from The Same River Connect with Lisa Reddick: Lisa’s Website: lisareddick.com Lisa on Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/LisaReddick77/ Lisa on Twitter: https://twitter.com/lisareddick77 Resources Talked about on the Podcast: Barbara Kingsolver’s website: http://www.kingsolver.com She Write’s Publishing: https://www.shewrites.com Girl Friday Productions: https://www.girlfridayproductions.com BookSparks: https://gobooksparks.com Podcast Music Credits: Title: Amazing Plan by Kevin MacLeod (incompetech.com) Licensed under Creative Commons: By Attribution 3.0 License http://creativecommons.org/licenses/by/3.0/ Thanks For Listening You can sign up to win free signed copies of books featured on this podcast here! If you have something you’d like to share with me, please connect with us onFacebook, Instagram, Twitter, or our website. Write a review on iTunes.






Episode 50: Stevan Allred; Portland, Oregon’s Fiction Author
Apr 23 2019 44 mins  
Episode 50: Stevan Allred; Portland, Oregon’s Fiction Author In This Episode, You’ll Hear: (Podcast run time 44.06 min.) :31 - Introduction to Stevan Allred 2:18- Stevan talks about being a reader & writer in Portland 3:10 -Stevan shares about his writing journey 4:30 - Stevan & Vikki talk about being late bloomers in writing 5:57 -Stevan shares what he is reading 7:28- Stevan talks about his writing process & his workshops 10:09 - Stevan shares about his writing rituals 14:15 - Stevan talks about his publishing journey 19:15- Stevan shares his titles & genre 22:24- Stevan talks about his inspiration for The Alehouse at the End of the World 27:04 - Stevan reads from The Alehouse at the End of the World 40:15 - Stevan closes out the podcast with two tips for aspiring authors Connect with Stevan Allred: Stevan’s website: https://stevan-allred.squarespace.com Resources Talked about on the Podcast: Black Leopard, Red Wolf: https://www.amazon.com/Black-Leopard-Wolf-Dark-Trilogy/dp/0735220174 The Pinewood Table: http://www.thepinewoodtable.com Podcast Music Credits: Title: Amazing Plan by Kevin MacLeod (incompetech.com) Licensed under Creative Commons: By Attribution 3.0 License http://creativecommons.org/licenses/by/3.0/ Thanks For Listening You can sign up to win free signed copies of books featured on this podcast here! If you have something you’d like to share with me, please connect with us on Facebook, Instagram, Twitter, or our website. Write a review on iTunes.


Episode 49: LeeAnn McLennan; Portland, Oregon’s Fantasy & Sci-Fi Author from Not a Pipe Publishing 
Apr 15 2019 58 mins  
Episode 49: LeeAnn McLennan; Portland, Oregon’s Fantasy & Sci-Fi Author from Not a Pipe Publishing In This Episode, You’ll Hear: (Podcast run time 58 min.) :31 - Introduction to LeeAnn McLennan 1:36- LeeAnn shares about her technology background 5:24 -LeeAnn shares her favorite book 6:12 - LeeAnn & Vikki talk about tattoos 8:07 - LeeAnn shares when she knew she was an author 9:28- Vikki shares about her young life with reading, writing, and public speaking 10:09- LeeAnn shares what she is currently reading 11:48 - Vikki shares what she is currently reading 13:30- LeeAnn talks about her writing process 17:25- Vikki & LeeAnn talk about creating deadlines 18:28- LeeAnn talks about writers groups & receiving feedback 22:50- LeeAnn talks about having different genre readers 25:34- LeeAnn shares her titles 26:43 - LeeAnn talks about her publishing journey & lessons she has learned 33:54 - LeeAnn talks about building a writing community & writing classes 39:05 - LeeAnn reads from Dormant, book one from the Supernormal Legacy Trilogy Connect with LeeAnn McLennan: LeeAnn McLennan’s website: https://lemwritesstories.com LeeAnn on Twitter:@atticusmcl LeeAnn on Instagram: atticusmcl LeeAnn on Facebook: Lemwrites Not a Pipe Publishing: http://www.notapipepublishing.com Podcast Music Credits: Title: Amazing Plan by Kevin MacLeod (incompetech.com) Licensed under Creative Commons: By Attribution 3.0 License http://creativecommons.org/licenses/by/3.0/ Thanks For Listening You can sign up to win free signed copies of books featured on this podcast here! If you have something you’d like to share with me, please connect with us on Facebook, Instagram, Twitter, or our website. Write a review on iTunes.


Episode 48: M. K. Martin; Post Apocalyptic Sci-Fi Author from Not a Pipe Publishing 
Apr 08 2019 33 mins  
Episode 48: M. K. Martin; Post Apocalyptic Sci-Fi Author from Not a Pipe Publishing In This Episode, You’ll Hear: (Podcast run time 32:17) :31 - Introduction to M.K. Martin 2:49- M.K. shares a bit about herself 4:12 -M.K. shares when she knew she was an author 5:13 - M.K. talks about her military experience 7:07 - M.K. shares her writing process 10:33- M.K. talks about hiring an editor 11:47- M.K. shares her publishing journey 13:40 - M.K. shares her about her marketing for her work with a small press 15:07: M.K. shares her genre 16:05: Vikki and M.K. talk about Vikki’s love with Sci-Fi 16:38: M. K. talks about her inspiration 19:17: M. K. talks about support groups 21:05: M. K. shares her titles and reads from Survivors’ Club Connect with M.K. Martin: M.K. Martin’s Website:: https://mkmartinwriter.com/ M.K. Martin on Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/MKMartinwriter/ M.K. Martin on Twitter: https://twitter.com/MKMartinWriter M.K. Martin on Pinterest: https://www.pinterest.com/mkmartinwriter/ M.K. Martin on Amazon Author Page: https://www.amazon.com/M-K-Martin/e/B078FVD7X1/ref=dp_byline_cont_book_1 Not a Pipe Publishing: http://www.notapipepublishing.com Resources Mentioned on the Podcast Eugene Writers Anonymous: https://eugenewritersanonymous.wordpress.com Wordcrafters in Eugene: https://wordcraftersineugene.org Podcast Music Credits: Title: Amazing Plan by Kevin MacLeod (incompetech.com) Licensed under Creative Commons: By Attribution 3.0 License http://creativecommons.org/licenses/by/3.0/ Thanks For Listening You can sign up to win free signed copies of books featured on this podcast here! If you have something you’d like to share with me, please connect with us on Facebook, Instagram, Twitter, or our website. Write a review on iTunes.


Episode 47: Karen Eisenbrey; Seattle Fantasy YA Fiction Author from Not a Pipe Publishing
Apr 01 2019 30 mins  
Episode 47: Karen Eisenbrey; Seattle Fantasy YA Fiction Author from Not a Pipe Publishing In This Episode, You’ll Hear: (Podcast run time 30:02) :34 - Introduction to Karen Eisenbrey 2:55 - Karen shares why she’s called the Hillbilly Drummer Girl 3:44- Karen shares a bit about her music & songwriting 5:33 -Karen shares her author journey 8:50 - Karen talks about her genre and titles 10:00 - Karen shares how she brought in music into one of her books 11:24 - Karen & Vikki talk her publishing journey 15:40- Karen shares tips for other authors 19:23 - Karen shares her inspiration and reads from Daughter of Magic 27:42: Karen closes out the podcast with one more tip for authors Connect with Karen : Karen’s Website & blog (including newsletter signup and archives): /kareneisenbreywriter.com/ Karen on Facebook: facebook.com/KarenEisenbrey Karen on Twitter: https://twitter.com/KarenEisenbrey Karen on Goodreads: https://www.goodreads.com/author/show/7577611.Karen_Eisenbrey Karen on BookBub: https://www.bookbub.com/profile/karen-eisenbrey Karen on Amazon: https://www.amazon.com/-/e/B00I2BEAO6 Not a Pipe Publishing: http://www.notapipepublishing.com Podcast Music Credits: Title: Amazing Plan by Kevin MacLeod (incompetech.com) Licensed under Creative Commons: By Attribution 3.0 License http://creativecommons.org/licenses/by/3.0/ Thanks For Listening Thanks for listening!. If you have something you’d like to share with me, please connect with us on Facebook, Instagram, Twitter, or our website. Write a review on iTunes.



Episode 46: Benjamin Gorman; Author, Teacher, and Publisher @ Not a Pipe Publishing
Mar 25 2019 41 mins  
Episode 46: Benjamin Gorman; Author, Teacher, and Publisher @ Not a Pipe Publishing In This Episode, You’ll Hear: (Podcast run time 41:54) :34 - Introduction to Benjamin Gorman 1:25 - Benjamin shares his background 3:44- Benjamin talks about his publishing company- Not a Pipe Publishing 5:22 -Benjamin shares his inspiration regarding his publishing company & his own titles 8:10 - Benjamin gives great insights about the journey and marketing from his publishing journey 8:47- Benjamin & Vikki discuss the time balances with the business of writing & finding the time to write 11:35 - Benjamin discusses the genres they publish 15:07- Vikki & Benjamin talk about submissions with Not a Pipe Publishing 17:21- Vikki asks Benjamin about contract advancements 20:45 - Benjamin shares his two tips for authors for submitting a manuscript to publishers or agents 26:24- Benjamin shares his titles and his current work 34:32 - Benjamin reads from Don’t Read This Book (release date 3/26/19) Connect with Ben: Benjamin’s website:http://www.teachergorman.com Not a Pipe Publishing: http://www.notapipepublishing.com Podcast Music Credits: Title: Amazing Plan by Kevin MacLeod (incompetech.com) Licensed under Creative Commons: By Attribution 3.0 License http://creativecommons.org/licenses/by/3.0/ Thanks For Listening Thanks for listening!. If you have something you’d like to share with me, please connect with us on Facebook, Instagram, Twitter, or our website. Write a review on iTunes.


Episode 45: Frank Zafiro; Crime Fiction Author & Podcast Producer of Wrong Place, Write Crime
Mar 18 2019 72 mins  
Episode 45: Frank Zafiro; Crime Fiction Author & Podcast Producer of Wrong Place, Write Crime In This Episode, You’ll Hear: (Podcast run time 1:11) :34 - Introduction to Frank Zafiro 1:30 - Frank shares his background 3:05- Frank shares about his genre 5:50 -Frank talks about his teaching experience 9:30 - Frank & Vikki talk about giving back to the author’s community by offering workshops and seminars 10:45- Frank & Vikki talk about Frank’s podcast- Wrong Place, Write Crime 18:25 - Vikki & Frank shares their podcast learning curve experience 27:40 - Frank shares his titles of books 35:40- Frank talks about his co-authoring series 43:48- Frank & Vikki talk about writing collaborations 46:57 - Vikki & Frank talk about writer groups 54:13 - Frank reads from The Menace of the Years Connect with : Frank’s website: http://www.frankzafiro.com Frank’s Appearances: http://www.frankzafiro.com/appearances-2/ Resources Mentioned: Eric Beetner & S.W. Lauden’s Podcast Writer Types Podcast: https://www.stitcher.com/podcast/writer-types Podcast Music Credits: Title: Amazing Plan by Kevin MacLeod (incompetech.com) Licensed under Creative Commons: By Attribution 3.0 License http://creativecommons.org/licenses/by/3.0/ Thanks For Listening Thanks for listening!. If you have something you’d like to share with me, please connect with us on Facebook, Instagram, Twitter, or our website. Write a review on iTunes.




Episode 43: Ginger Dehlinger; Poet, Historical & Contemporary Fiction
Mar 04 2019 42 mins  
Episode 43: Ginger Dehlinger; Poet, Historical & Contemporary Fiction In This Episode, You’ll Hear: (Podcast run time 42 minutes) :53 - Introduction to Ginger Dehlinger 3:30 - Ginger shares about her history teaching background & her moving to New York City 5:30- Ginger talks about her diversity in her writing genres 5:49 - Vikki & Ginger discuss genres 8:15 - Ginger takes us through her writing process 12:02- Ginger shares about her publishing journey 17:33 - Ginger gives advice about the publishing experience 20:15 - Ginger shares about her support group 23:30 - Ginger talks about her inspiration 24:39 - Ginger discusses her presentation she created about finding inspiration from family photos & other documents 26:22- Ginger shares about the book she is reading, Let the Great World Spin by Colum McCann 28:07 - Ginger shares her titles and reads from Brute Heart Connect with Ginger Dehlinger: Ginger’s Website – http://gdehlinger.blogspot.com Resources Mentioned in the Podcast: Women Writing the West: http://www.womenwritingthewest.org Podcast Music Credits: Title: Amazing Plan by Kevin MacLeod (incompetech.com) Licensed under Creative Commons: By Attribution 3.0 License http://creativecommons.org/licenses/by/3.0/ Thanks For Listening Thanks for listening!. If you have something you’d like to share with me, please connect with us on Facebook, Instagram, Twitter, or our website. Write a review on iTunes.


Episode 42: Richelle E. Goodrich; YA Author, Poet & Illustrator
Feb 25 2019 52 mins  
Episode 42: Richelle E. Goodrich; YA Author, Poet & Illustrator In This Episode, You’ll Hear: (Podcast run time 52 minutes) :40 - Introduction to Richelle E. Goodrich 2:26 - Richelle & Vikki talk about the podcast & Vikki shares about her blog tips she’s writing about podcasting 3:15- Richelle shares about her working background & budgeting time to write 5:35 - Vikki & Richelle talk about what Richelle is currently reading 8:51 - Richelle shares about when she knew she was a writer 11:30- Vikki talks about how she discovered her love for writing & dealing with self-doubt 14:16 - Richelle shares tips for writing 18:51 - Richelle shares her titles and the genres she writes 25:00 - Richelle takes about her publishing journey 29:32 - Richelle shares about editing & support groups 32:25 - Richelle shares her inspiration 33:34 - Richelle reads from three pieces of her work Connect with Richelle E. Goodrich: Richelle’s Website – https://www.richellegoodrich.com Richelle’s Blog - https://regoodrichnews.blogspot.com/ Richelle on Facebook - https://www.facebook.com/RichelleEGoodrich/ Richelle on Twitter - https://twitter.com/REGoodrich Richelle on Instagram - https://www.instagram.com/richellegoodrich/ Richelle on Goodread - https://www.goodreads.com/author/show/5082833.Richelle_E_Goodrich Richelle’s LibraryThing - https://www.librarything.com/profile/REGoodrich Richelle on Pinterest - https://www.pinterest.com/regoodrich/ Richelle on LinkedIn - https://www.linkedin.com/in/regoodrich/ Richelle on Tumblr - http://regoodrich.tumblr.com/ Richelle on Google+ - https://plus.google.com/u/0/105426719345785938668 Richelle’s Amazon Author Page - https://www.amazon.com/Richelle-E.-Goodrich/e/B008A6A5W4/ref=dbs_a_def_rwt_hsch_vu00_tkin_p1_i9 Vietnam Diary: A Memoir of my Posterity by Lanny Starr (Richelle’s Father’s Book): https://www.amazon.com/Vietnam-Diary-Memoir-my-Posterity-ebook/dp/B07HYNN6JB/ref=sr_1_1?ie=UTF8&qid=1550872065&sr=8-1&keywords=Lanny%20Starr&fbclid=IwAR2Khb12YRb9uGHVKExFi57hWdMNYDErLBsnNYsMRtd4lfI6V3tQPkQldFY Resources Mentioned in the Podcast: Lulu: https://www.lulu.com/?gclid=EAIaIQobChMI5p_A4KjQ4AIVYh6tBh2gnw1rEAAYASAAEgIohfD_BwE Smashwords: https://www.smashwords.com IngramSpark: https://www.ingramspark.com Amazon KDP: https://kdp.amazon.com/en_US/ Podcast Music Credits: Title: Amazing Plan by Kevin MacLeod (incompetech.com) Licensed under Creative Commons: By Attribution 3.0 License http://creativecommons.org/licenses/by/3.0/ Thanks For Listening Thanks for listening!. If you have something you’d like to share with me, please connect with us on Facebook, Instagram, Twitter, or our website. Write a review on iTunes.




Episode 40: Leslie Slape; playwright, storyteller, journalist, author 
Feb 11 2019 36 mins  
Episode 40: Leslie Slape; playwright, storyteller, journalist, author In This Episode, You’ll Hear: (Podcast run time 32 minutes) :39 - Introduction to Leslie Slape 2:42 - Leslie shares her writing background with a newspaper 3:19- Leslie talks about her published works & her play that is released on another podcast 4:55 - Vikki & Leslie talk about the Salal Review 7:55 - Leslie shares about storytelling 8:47- Leslie & Vikki go deeper into the process of storytelling 14:46 - Leslie discusses how her writing has changed since she has been a storyteller 15:51 - Leslie & Vikki talk about performance arts, acting, and writing 17:30 - Vikki discussed her inspiration with public speaking 18:05 - Leslie shares her playwriting and the release of The Harder Courage on Play4Keeps.org podcast 24:13 - Leslie shares her inspiration 27:17 - Leslie reads from The Harder Courage 34:30 - Leslie shares what she is currently working on Connect with Leslie Slape: Leslie’s website: https://leslieslape.wordpress.com Leslie’s Play The Harder Courage on Play4Keeps.org podcast: https://play4keeps.org/play/the-harder-courage/ Resources Mentioned on the Podcast: Storyteller Network: http://storyteller.net Storytelling Guilds in the Pacific Northwest: http://www.portlandstorytellers.org/resources/guilds-pacific-northwest/ The Storyteller’s Start-up Book by Margaret Read MacDonald: https://www.amazon.com/Storytellers-Start-Up-Book-Performing-Folktales/dp/0874833051/ref=sr_1_1?ie=UTF8&qid=1549383407&sr=8-1&keywords=the+storytellers+start+up+book Salal Review: http://www.salalreview.com Podcast Music Credits: Title: Amazing Plan by Kevin MacLeod (incompetech.com) Licensed under Creative Commons: By Attribution 3.0 License http://creativecommons.org/licenses/by/3.0/ Thanks For Listening Thanks for listening!. If you have something you’d like to share with me, please connect with us on Facebook, Instagram, Twitter, or our website. Write a review on iTunes.





Episode 38: Susan DeFreitas; Collaborative Editor and Marketing Consultant for Indigo Editing Services: Part 3 of 3.
Jan 28 2019 29 mins  
Episode 38: Susan DeFreitas; Collaborative Editor and Marketing Consultant for Indigo Editing Services: Part 3 of 3. In This Episode, You’ll Hear: (Podcast run time 29 minutes) 1:34 - Vikki & Susan start the podcast with Susan’s ideal editing client scenario 5:25 - Vikki & Susan talks about the NaNoWriMo experience and editing from that draft 6:58 - Vikki shares her first draft jitters 7:55 - Susan address her favorite marketing client scenario 9:10 - Susan touches on the reality of client expectations 13:10 - Vikki recaps Susan’s ideal marketing client 13:14 - Susan shares the problem client scenario 19:37 - Vikki & Susan talk about emotional intelligence & receiving feedback 21:25 - Susan shares how valuable coach analogy 22:54 - Susan talk about “firing” a client for the healthiness of the author 25:56 - Susan discusses the client “firing” an editor for healthiness 26:47 - Vikki shares her insights from visiting with Susan over the three episodes Find out more about Indigo Editing Services: https://indigoediting.com Podcast Music Credits: Title: Amazing Plan by Kevin MacLeod (incompetech.com) Licensed under Creative Commons: By Attribution 3.0 License http://creativecommons.org/licenses/by/3.0/ Thanks For Listening Thanks for listening!. If you have something you’d like to share with me, please connect with us on Facebook, Instagram, Twitter, or our website. Write a review on iTunes.


Episode 37: Susan DeFreitas; Collaborative Editor and Marketing Consultant for Indigo Editing Services: Part 2 of 3.
Jan 21 2019 39 mins  
Episode 37: Susan DeFreitas; Collaborative Editor and Marketing Consultant for Indigo Editing Services: Part 2 of 3. In This Episode, You’ll Hear: (Podcast run time 39 minutes) :35 - Vikki & Susan start the podcast topic: marketing 1:05 - Vikki asks about authors thinking about marketing before writing the book 2:10- Susan defines what marketing really is all about for authors 3:05 - Susan address writing knowing a genre vs. chasing a trend 4:20 - Susan shares a metaphor to get authors started with marketing 7:38 - Susan addresses announcements on social media vs. shameless self-promotion 8:10 - Susan talks about an author email list 15:05 - Vikki & Susan talk about “grassroots” marketing 16:20- Susan & Vikki dive deeper into the use of social media for authors 22:30 - Vikki & Susan talk about face-to-face marketing 28:55 - Vikki wraps back around to author newsletters 35:30 - Susan closes the podcast with her top tips for authors regarding marketing Find out more about Indigo Editing Services: https://indigoediting.com Podcast Music Credits: Title: Amazing Plan by Kevin MacLeod (incompetech.com) Licensed under Creative Commons: By Attribution 3.0 License http://creativecommons.org/licenses/by/3.0/ Thanks For Listening Thanks for listening! If you have something you’d like to share with me, please connect with us on Facebook, Instagram, Twitter, or our website. Write a review on iTunes.




Episode 35: Marcia K. Morgan; Amazon Bestseller Self-help & Nonfiction Author 
Jan 07 2019 40 mins  
Episode 35: Marcia K. Morgan; Amazon Bestseller Self-help & Nonfiction Author In This Episode, You’ll Hear: (Podcast run time 40 minutes) :35 - Introduction to Marcia 1:33 - Marcia shares a bit about her background 2:54 - Marcia talks about her work with crime victims & her background in criminology 6:09 - Marcia and Vikki discuss her current work GO! How To Get Going and Achieve Your Goals and Dreams 8:45 -Vikki revisits her goals towards publishing with Marcia 10:23 - Marcia and Vikki discuss the loss of dreams as a youth 12:10 - Marcia shares about her publishing journey 15:50 - Vikki and Marcia talk about author’s platforms 22:20 - Marcia and Vikki talk about finding an agent 22: 41 - Marcia talks about working with an editor 24:36 - Marcia shares advice about having a writer’s group for feedback & other support groups 28:30 - Marcia discusses her inspiration 31:17 - Marcia reads from GO! Links And Resources Mentioned In This Episode: Central Oregon Writer’s Guild: https://www.centraloregonwritersguild.com/index.html/ Connect with Marcia K. Morgan: Marcia’s Website:http://marciakmorgan.com Podcast Music Credits: Title: Amazing Plan by Kevin MacLeod (incompetech.com) Licensed under Creative Commons: By Attribution 3.0 License http://creativecommons.org/licenses/by/3.0/ Thanks For Listening Thanks for listening!. If you have something you’d like to share with me, please connect with us on Facebook, Instagram, Twitter, or our website. Write a review on iTunes.




Episode 33: Philip Kenney; Therapist & Historical Fiction - Great Depression
Dec 10 2018 52 mins  
Episode 33: Philip Kenney; Therapist & Historical Fiction - Great Depression In This Episode, You’ll Hear: (Podcast run time 52 minutes) 1:08 - Introduction to Philip 2:56- Philip shares a bit about himself 10:00 - Philip talks about his two titles & his publishing journey 14:48 - Philip talks about working with a publisher & editor 18:14 -Philip discusses the emotional reasons that stop writers from writing & he shares about his first book, Radiance 22:10- Philip reads from Radiance 32:10 - Vikki & Philip talk about his new work, The Writer’s Crucible; Vikki & Philip go deeper into the discussion regarding insecurities, self-doubt, and the inner critic. 35:37 - Philip talks about the primes of his work, The Writer’s Crucible. 44:55 - Philip reads from The Writer’s Crucible Links And Resources Mentioned In This Episode: InkWater Press: https://inkwater.com Indigo Editing: http://indigoediting.com Sara Werner’s Podcast: https://www.sarahwerner.com/podcasts/ Broadway Books: https://www.broadwaybooks.net Connect with Philip Kenney: Philips Website:https://www.philip-kenney.com Podcast Music Credits: Artist: Kevin MacLead Title: Backbay Lounge Album: Teh Jazzes, 2017 Website: https://incompetech.com/music/ Thanks For Listening Thanks for listening!. If you have something you’d like to share with me, please connect with us on Facebook, Instagram, Twitter, or our website. Write a review on iTunes.


Episode 32: Bharti Kirchner; Cookbook & Literary Fiction Author
Dec 03 2018 44 mins  
Episode 32: Bharti Kirchner; Cookbook & Literary Fiction Author In This Episode, You’ll Hear: (Podcast run time 43 minutes) :50 - Introduction to Bharti 2:56- Bharti shares the genres she has published from cookbooks to a mystery author 4:40- Bharti goes deeper into her cookbook titles and topics 7:09 - Bharti talks about her transition into literary commercial fiction 9:33 - Bharti discusses her new mystery series 11:00 - Vikki and Bharti talk about the writing process & outlining 12:48 - Bharti shares her traditional publishing experiences 14:10 - Bharti reveals her tips for being noticed and published 15:50 - Vikki and Bharti talk about support groups & writers conferences 19:18 - Bharti shares what inspires her and keeps her motivated 22:27 - Bharti and Vikki talk about grants and awards 26:40 - Bharti reads from her work Season of Sacrifice Connect with Bharti Kirchner: Bharti’s Website: http://www.bhartikirchner.com Bharti on Wikipedia: https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Bharti_Kirchner Bharti on Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/bharti.kirchner Bharti on Amazon: https://authorcentral.amazon.com/gp/profile Podcast Music Credits: Artist: Kevin MacLead Title: Backbay Lounge Album: Teh Jazzes, 2017 Website: https://incompetech.com/music/ Thanks For Listening Thanks for listening!. If you have something you’d like to share with me, please connect with us on Facebook, Instagram, Twitter, or our website. Write a review on iTunes.


Episode 31: Sheryl Scarborough; YA Mysteries; Thrillers
Oct 22 2018 43 mins  
Episode 31: Sheryl Scarborough; YA Mysteries; Thrillers In This Episode, You’ll Hear: (Podcast run time 45 minutes) :30 - Introduction to Sheryl 3:00 - Sheryl shares a little bit about herself & how she started writing YA Mysteries 5:24 - Sheryl shares about her genre 6:01 - Vikki asks questions about the genre and how Sheryl generates her mysteries 7:20 - Sheryl shares the premise of her first book 8:20 - Vikki shares her love for unsolved mysteries 9:20 - Sheryl talks about her publication journey 10:20 - Vikki & Sheryl talk about education 14:10 Sheryl shares about support groups & organizations 15:40 - Sheryl defines New Adult genre 16:50 - Sheryl discusses her theory with the YA & Women Fiction genres 24:40 - Sheryl and Vikki discuss marketing, writers group & beta readers 28:37 - Sheryl discusses her talking points for To Catch a Killer 34:00 - Sheryl reads from To Catch a Killer Vikki closes the podcast with an announcement for authors in the Lower Columbia Region regarding submitting to the Salal Review; Volume 19. More information can be found here: http://www.salalreview.com/ Connect with Sheryl Scarborough: Sheryl’s Website: http://www.sherylscarborough.com Links Mentioned in Podcast: Author Mentioned on Podcast: Chuck Palahniuck: https://chuckpalahniuk.net Society of Children’s Book Writers & Illustrators: https://www.scbwi.org Podcast Music Credits: Artist: Kevin MacLead Title: Backbay Lounge Album: Teh Jazzes, 2017 Website: https://incompetech.com/music/ Thanks For Listening Thanks for listening!. If you have something you’d like to share with me, please connect with us on Facebook, Instagram, Twitter, or our website. Write a review on iTunes.



Episode 30: J.D. Barker; Guest Appearance - International Bestselling Author Horror; Thriller; Suspense 
Oct 15 2018 54 mins  
Episode 30: J.D. Barker; Guest Appearance - International Bestselling Author Horror; Thriller; Suspense In This Episode, You’ll Hear: (Podcast run time 54 minutes) :30 - Introduction to J. D. 1:20 - J. D. shares about his desire to move to the Pacific Northwest 3:15 - J. D. talks about genres & labels 4:10 - J. D. discusses his advice from Dean Koontz about genres 6:40 - J. D. shares his early years as a reader 8:05 - J. D. & Vikki discuss when J. D. knew he was an author 10:25 - J. D. touches on what people say to discourage authors 11:10 - Vikki & J. D. discuss internal motivators to keep writing 11:45 - J. D. talks about his first book and his last day job 13:02 - J. D. shares about editing, his start as a ghostwriter and developing his craft 13:50 - Vikki asks J. D. about the "behind the scenes of ghostwriting" 15:40 - J. D. shares his excellent advice about what he learned as an editor/ghostwriter 15:45 - J. D. shares about his first book and the self-publishing journey 17:05 - J. D. talks about his experience with Stephen King and his first book 20:30 - J. D. shares about his second book and moving to traditional publishing 21:50 - Vikki & J. D. talk about the self-publishing model being a platform to traditional publishing 23:45 - J. D. shares the biggest mistake of self-publishing and his own writing process 25:10 - J. D. explains his view on critical reviews 26:05 - Vikki discusses her first critical review of her work in progress 27:00 - J. D. shares his latest book, Dracul, and his collaboration with Dacre Stoker 36:35 - J. D. talks about his tip about making yourself stand-out 38:35 - J. D. & Vikki talk about his works moving into different translations 46:05 - J. D. Asks Vikki about her current writing process & encourages her with advice 47:05 - Vikki and J. D. discuss staying healthy as an author 47:30 - J. D. reveals his future work and collaboration with James Patterson 51:40 - J. D. shares about an opportunity to hear him speak at the Chanticleer Book Reviews conference (CAC 2019) Vikki closes the podcast with an announcement for authors in the Lower Columbia Region regarding submitting to the Salal Review; Volume 19. More information can be found here: http://www.salalreview.com/ Connect with J. D. Barker: J. D. Barker’s Website: http://jdbarker.com Link to CAC 2019- J. D. Baker will be a Keynote Speaker: https://www.chantireviews.com/chanticleer-conference/chanticleer-authors-conference-presenters-and-faculty/ Podcast Music Credits: Artist: Kevin MacLead Title: Backbay Lounge Album: Teh Jazzes, 2017 Website: https://incompetech.com/music/ Thanks For Listening Thanks for listening!. If you have something you’d like to share with me, please connect with us on Facebook, Instagram, Twitter, or our website. Write a review on iTunes.


Episode 29: Pat O’Neil (AKA: P. A. O’Neil); Short-Stories
Oct 08 2018 57 mins  
Episode 29: Pat O’Neil (AKA: P. A. O’Neil); Short-Stories In This Episode, You’ll Hear: (Podcast run time 57:50 minutes) :42 - Introduction to Pat O’Neil (short story pen name: P.A. O’Neil) 2:40 - Pat & Vikki talk about their author support network from work and family 3:45 - Vikki & Pat discuss having a day job and a writing life 5:06 - Pat shares about how she has developed some of her short stories 11:25 - Pat advises how to overcome editor’s comments & rejections. She shares how she learns from those experiences 17:20- Vikki & Pat talk about building a future audience using short story publication 18:25 - Pat discussions about organizations & online support groups 21:10 - Pat talks about writing as a mature; older adult moving into retirement age 21:46 - Pat starts the spooky episodes by reading from “Sara Hemming – Psychic Redecorator” Vikki closes the podcast with an announcement for authors in the Lower Columbia Region regarding submitting to the Salal Review; Volume 19. More information can be found here: http://www.salalreview.com/ Connect with Pat O’Neil (AKA: P. A. O’Neil): P.A. O’Neil on Amazon: https://www.amazon.com/P.A.-ONeil/e/B07BF2D8SP/ref=sr_tc_2_0?qid=1538781705&sr=1-2-ent P. A. O’Neil on Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/patt.oneil List of Published Stories by P.A. O’Neil: “Sara Hemming – Psychic Redecorator”, Anthology Askew Vol. 4 – Communications, RhetAskew Publishing (Oct 2017) “Witness Testimony”, Relationship Add Vice, Zombie Pirate Publishing (Dec 2017) “No Good Deed Goes Unpunished”, FLASHPOINT – The Inner Circle Writers’ Group Flash Fiction Anthology, Clarendon House Publications (Mar 2018) “Girl of His Dreams”, STORM - The Inner Circle Writers’ Group Fantasy Anthology, Clarendon House Publications (Apr 2018) “KaDee Rose”, VORTEX - The Inner Circle Writers’ Group Literary Anthology, Clarendon House Publications (May 2018) “Trixie Neumann, I Want to be a Princess”, WINDOWS - The Inner Circle Writers’ Group Children’s Anthology, Clarendon House Publications (Jun 2018) “Georgia, 1966”, Spillwords (3 July 2018), http://spillwords.com/georgia-1966/ “Pink and Gray Ash”, The Crow Literary Journal (Jul 2018) “Bougie de Voyage”, Fae Thee Well, Dreampunk Publishing, (anticipated release early 2019) Podcast Music Credits: Artist: Kevin MacLead Title: Backbay Lounge Album: Teh Jazzes, 2017 Website: https://incompetech.com/music/ Thanks For Listening Thanks for listening!. If you have something you’d like to share with me, please connect with us on Facebook, Instagram, Twitter, or our website. Write a review on iTunes.








Episode 25: Deeann Graham; Short Stories about Alopecia
Sep 10 2018 40 mins  
Episode 25: Deeann Graham; Short Stories about Alopecia In This Episode, You’ll Hear: (Podcast run time 40 minutes) :37 - Introduction to Dee (Deeann) Graham 2:40 - Dee talks about being a life coach 3:40 - Dee introduces the listeners to alopecia 5:10- Dee tells her own story of alopecia 6:20 - Vikki & Dee talk about Vikki’s experiences with alopecia 7:40 - Dee shares something about herself & her writing 8:40 - Vikki & Dee talk about self-publishing her work, Heads-On; Stories of Alopecia 9:20 - Dee talks about the photograph in the work 10:20 - Dee shares about marketing the book 11:40 - Dee & Vikki talk about author support groups 13:40 - Dee share her inspiration for the work 15:20 - Dee shares what's in the works for her future writing projects 16:20 - Dee reads from Heads-On; Stories of Alopecia 38:42 - Dee closes the podcast discussing the charity group - Children’s Alopecia Project Connect with Deeann Graham: Deeann Graham on Facebook:https://www.facebook.com/deeann.callisgraham Deeann Graham’s Book Facebook page: https://www.facebook.com/2014headon/ Deeann Graham’s Amazon page: https://www.amazon.com/Deeann-Callis-Graham/e/B01MZWOEV1/ref=dp_byline_cont_book_1 Links And Resources Mentioned In This Episode: Children’s Alopecia Project: hhttps://childrensalopeciaproject.org Skagit Valley Writers League: http://www.skagitwriters.org Podcast Music Credits: Artist: Kevin MacLead Title: Backbay Lounge Album: Teh Jazzes, 2017 Website: https://incompetech.com/music/ Thanks For Listening Thanks for listening!. If you have something you’d like to share with me, please connect with us on Facebook, Instagram, Twitter, or our website. Write a review on iTunes.


Episode 24: Alex Vigue; Poet (Updated Audio)
Sep 04 2018 49 mins  
Episode 24: Alex Vigue; Poet (Updated Audio) In This Episode, You’ll Hear: (Podcast run time 48 minutes) :37 - Introduction to Alex 1:50- Alex shares a little bit about himself and his poetry 3:20 - Alex shares when he knew he was an author 4:20 - Alex shares his published titles & publishing poetry 6:40 - Vikki & Alex talk a bit about podcasting 7:52 - Alex & Vikki talk about social media, resources, and the learning curve 8:15- Alex talks about publishing a poetry book 12:29 - Alex shares marketing tips 16:45 - Alex talks about being an editor 18:00 - Alex talks about resubmitting work to publishers 20:20 - Vikki and Alex talk about editors for hire 23:30 - Alex talks about support groups 29:20 - Vikki & Alex discuss reading their work in public 34:40 - Alex shares his inspirations 38:50 - Alex reads several of his poems Connect with Alex Vigue: Alex’s Website: alexvigue.wordpress.com Alex on Twitter: twitter.com/Kingwithnoname Alex on Instagram: www.instagram.com/kingwithnoname Alex’s Podcast: anchor.fm/literary-merit Links And Resources Mentioned In This Episode: Ghost Town Poetry: http://christopherluna-poetry.blogspot.com Podcast Music Credits: Artist: Kevin MacLead Title: Backbay Lounge Album: Teh Jazzes, 2017 Website: https://incompetech.com/music/ Thanks For Listening Thanks for listening!. If you have something you’d like to share with me, please connect with us on Facebook, Instagram, Twitter, or our website. Write a review on iTunes.


Episode 23: Lilly Robbins Brock; Historical First Account WWII Stories
Aug 27 2018 45 mins  
Episode 23: Lilly Robbins Brock; Historical First Account WWII Stories In This Episode, You’ll Hear: (Podcast run time 48 minutes) :37 - Introduction to Lilly Robbins Brock 2:40 - Lilly shares about her entrepreneur past 5:20- Lilly talks about her geological research 7:20 - Lilly discusses her works in progress & her first WWI story 9:52 - Lily shares her titles & the history around her first three books 14:18 - Lilly discusses working with individuals and the process of first-person accounts 16:20 - Lilly discusses her self-publishing journey 17:20 - Lilly talks about her experiences with the self-publishing school (online course for authors) 21:21 - Vikki & Lilly talk about the podcast freebies & book giveaways 23:03 - Lilly discusses her support groups 25:50 - Vikki and Lilly talk about their library connections 27:42 - Lilly and Vikki discuss working from home and staying healthy 28: 35 - Lilly reads from Victory on the Homefront Connect with Lilly Robbins Brock: Lilly’s website: https://www.lillyrobbinsbrock.com Lilly on Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/lillyrobbinsbrock/ Lily’s Amazon page: https://www.amazon.com/Lilly-Robbins-Brock/e/B017OTBI2S/ref=dbs_p_ebk_rwt_abau Links And Resources Mentioned In This Episode: Self-Publishing School: https://self-publishingschool.com WordFest: http://www.alan-rose.com/wordfest/ One Stop for Writers Facebook Page: https://www.facebook.com/onestopforwriters/ Podcast Music Credits: Artist: Kevin MacLead Title: Backbay Lounge Album: Teh Jazzes, 2017 Website: https://incompetech.com/music/ Thanks For Listening Thanks for listening!. If you have something you’d like to share with me, please connect with us on Facebook, Instagram, Twitter, or our website. Write a review on iTunes.





Episode 21: Denise Kawaii; Science Fiction; YA; Memoir Author
Aug 13 2018 57 mins  
Episode 21: Denise Kawaii; Science Fiction; YA; Memoir Author In This Episode, You’ll Hear: (Podcast run time 56 minutes) :49 - Introduction to Denise Kawaii 2:05 - Denise describes her urban farm 5:45 - Denise reveals what she would like new readers to know about her 7:30 - Vikki & Denise discuss letting your artistic side show to others 9:00 - Denise shares her titles & her pen names 12:53 - Denise shares advice she was given about writing in different genres 13:31 - Denise shares her publish journey from traditional to indie 18:30 - Denise provides advice to new authors about publishing 19:57 - Denise talks about the early years and finding an agent or not 21:45 - Denise & Vikki discuss marketing & conventions 28:05 - Denise talks about support groups & small book store owners 31:40 - Denise shares news about her own podcast she is doing 33:12 - Denise talks about her inspiration 35:10 - Denise reads from Woman with a Thousand Hats, her memoir Connect with Denise Kawaii: Denise’s website: https://kawaiitimes.com Denise on Facebook:https://www.facebook.com/KawaiiTimesAuthor/ Denise on Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/kawaii_times_author/ Denise on Pintrest: https://www.pinterest.com/Kawaii_Times_Author/ Denise’s Amazon page: https://www.amazon.com/author/denisekawaii Links And Resources Mentioned In This Episode: Science Fiction & Fantasy Marketing Podcast on YouTube: https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCkgP6WIFsg3vWga2XVs619w/feed Vault & Brew Bookstore: http://www.vaultbooksandbrew.com Northwest Independent Writers Association: https://www.niwawriters.com Podcast Music Credits: Artist: Kevin MacLead Title: Backbay Lounge Album: Teh Jazzes, 2017 Website: https://incompetech.com/music/ Thanks For Listening Thanks for listening!. If you have something you’d like to share with me, please connect with us on Facebook, Instagram, Twitter, or our website. Write a review on iTunes.






Episode 18: Jon Gosch: Contemporary, Historical, Mystery Author
Jul 23 2018 41 mins  
Episode 18: Jon Gosch: Contemporary, Historical, Mystery Author In This Episode, You’ll Hear: (Podcast run time 40 minutes) :39 - Introduction to Jon Gosh 1:58 - Vikki & Jon shares about their connections 2:14- Jon shares about his calling as a writer & the power of writing 5:10- Vikki & Jon talk about reading their own work to others as an author 6:02- Jon shares his titles and the history of his new publishing company; Latah Books 9:30 - Jon shares his experiences with the journey of publishing from self-publishing to finding his own publishing company 14:10 - Vikki asks Jon questions about the publishing company 16:56 - Vikki & Jon talk about regional publishing 18:00 - Jon shares his best marketing tips 24:10 - Jon talks about support groups & finding a great editor 27:00 - Jon & Vikki talk about John’s writing process as an editor 29:50 - Jon shares a glimpse about his next writing project as Vikki and his talk about researching 30:39 - Jon shares the inspiration that keeps him writing 32:02 - Jon reads from Deep, Fire, Rise Connect with Jon Gosch: Jon’s website: www.jongosch.com Podcast Music Credits: Artist: Kevin MacLead Title: Backbay Lounge Album: Teh Jazzes, 2017 Website: https://incompetech.com/music/ Thanks For Listening Thanks for listening!. If you have something you’d like to share with me, please connect with us on Facebook, Instagram, Twitter, or our website. Write a review on iTunes.









Episode 14: Lynn Brunelle, 4-Time Award Winning Science Author
Jun 25 2018 45 mins  
Episode 14: Lynn Brunelle, 4-Time Award Winning Science Author In This Episode, You’ll Hear: (Podcast run time 42 minutes) :37 - Introduction to Lynn Brunelle 1:30 - Lynn shares her early years writing for the Bill Nye the Science Guy; TV Show 2:53 - Lynn & Vikki talk about their educational backgrounds 4:20 - Lynn shares the moment she realized she was and author & her first years in publishing 6:33 - Lynn gives tips for branding as an author 11:45 - Lynn shares her tips for staying motivated 12:43- Lynn talks about one book title, Moma Gone Geek 15:00 -Vikki & Lynn discuss their children & them growing up with science & the arts 16:15 -Lynn shares about her speaking engagement with the UN Women conference 19:45 - Lynn talks about her traditional publishing experiences 20:55- Vikki & Lynn discuss collaboration and ownership in publishing 24:12- Lynn & Vikki talk about social media and tips for managing the social world 27:34 - Lynn talks about her current work; Turn this Book into a Beehive; mason bees; and all things bee 38:00 - Vikki and Lynn talk about obsessions with trees, bees, and stewardship 42:15 - Lynn shares what’s in her future Connect with Lynn Brunelle: Lynn’s website:https://lynnbrunelle.com Podcast Music Credits: Artist: Kevin MacLead Title: Backbay Lounge Album: Teh Jazzes, 2017 Website: https://incompetech.com/music/ Thanks For Listening Thanks for listening!. If you have something you’d like to share with me, please connect with us on Facebook, Instagram, Twitter, or our website. Write a review on iTunes.




Episode 12: Brittney Joy, YA Fantasy
Jun 11 2018 59 mins  
Episode 12: Brittney Joy, YA Fantasy In This Episode, You’ll Hear: (Podcast run time 59:45 minutes) :59 - Introduction to Brittney Joy, YA Fantasy 3:03 - Brittney shares her titles she has published 5:00 - Brittney shares what she wants new readers to know about her right up front 7:29 - Brittney talks about when she knew she was an author 10:30 - Brittney talks about her publishing journey 14:45 - Vikki & Brittney talk about cover designs 20:26 - Brittney & Vikki discuss finding & using an editor 25:30 -Brittney talks about finding an agent 30:20 -Brittney shares tips about marketing & support from other authors 36:15 Brittney & Vikki talk about reviewing books 38:00 Brittney shares her motivation & inspiration 43:15 Brittney reads from Overruled Connect with Brittney Joy: Brittney Joy Author Website: http://brittneyjoybooks.squarespace.com/ Brittney Joy Author Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/brittneyjoybooks Twitter: https://twitter.com/brittneyjoydov Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/brittneyjoybooks/ Goodreads: https://www.goodreads.com/Brittney_Joy Links And Resources Mentioned In This Episode: AAYAA - An Alliance of Young Adult Authors (almost 3000 members) https://www.facebook.com/groups/YAauthoralliance/ Facebook group for author support/questions (Where Brittney found her copy editor): https://www.facebook.com/groups/masterkoda/ Cover Designer for Brittney’s Red Rock Ranch books - Melody Simmons: https://bookcoverscre8tive.com/home/ Cover Designer for OverRuled & OverRun - Regina Wamba: https://www.maeidesign.com/ Podcast Music Credits: Artist: Kevin MacLead Title: Backbay Lounge Album: Teh Jazzes, 2017 Website: https://incompetech.com/music/ Thanks For Listening Thanks for listening!. If you have something you’d like to share with me, please connect with us on Facebook, Instagram, Twitter, or our website. Write a review on iTunes.


Episode 11: Peter Gibb, Memoir Author
Jun 04 2018 53 mins  
Episode 11: Peter Gibb, Memoir Author In This Episode, You’ll Hear: (Podcast run time 54 minutes) :59 - Introduction to Peter Gibb, Memoir Author 3:32 - Peter shares what is unique about his writing & memoir writing 5:09 - Peter shares about his journey of becoming an author & Vikki and Peter discuss the stages of authorship 9:07 - Peter explains the differences between memoir authorship & autobiographical writing 13:45 - Vikki & Peter discuss hybrid publication 20:38 - Peter & Vikki discuss Peter’s insights about mindfulness & memoir writing 27:54 - Vikki & Peter talk about author support groups 34:24 - Peter shares what keeps him going as an author & the idea of writing “what you don’t know about.” 36:37 - Peter reads from King of Doubt Connect with Peter Gibbs: Websites: https://www.petergibb.org Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/petergibbauthor Links And Resources Mentioned In This Episode: Wheatmark Publishing: https://www.wheatmark.com National Association of Memoir Writers: http://namw.org Pacific Northwest Writers Association (PNWA:) https://www.pnwa.org Society of Children’s Book Writers and Illustrators (SCBWI:) https://www.scbwi.org Writer’s Digest: http://www.writersdigest.com Podcast Music Credits: Artist: Kevin MacLead Title: Backbay Lounge Album: Teh Jazzes, 2017 Website: https://incompetech.com/music/ Thanks For Listening Thanks for listening!. If you have something you’d like to share with me, please connect with us on Facebook, Instagram, Twitter, or our website. Write a review on iTunes.




Episode 9: Adam Copeland: Historical Fantasy
May 21 2018 36 mins  
Episode 9: Adam Copeland: Historical Fantasy In This Episode, You’ll Hear: (Podcast run time 37 minutes) :55 - Introduction to Adam Copeland: Historical Fantasy Author 1:15 - Adam shares his book titles 3:15 - Adam & Vikki talk about Adam’s publishing journey 5:45 - Adam shares the history of his cover designs and employing artists for them 9:30 - Vikki & Adam talk about promoting using a video trailer & other marketing 10:15 - Adam & Vikki discuss going about finding an agent 12:15 - Adam shares his experiences with pitching to agents 14:10 - Adam & Vikki talk about more marketing tips and requirements for authors 16:10 - Adam discusses attending a toastmaster’s group to polish his public speaking skills 17:38 - Adam talks about support groups & him co-founding NIWA. 20:35 - Adam shares his inspiration 22:55 - Adam talks about his future works & plans 24: 57 - Adam reads from Ripples in the Chalice Connect with Adam Copeland: Facebook:https://www.facebook.com/Echoes-of-Avalon-196323337100482/ Goodreads:https://www.goodreads.com/author/show/129314.Adam_Copeland Amazon Author Profile:https://www.amazon.com/Adam-Copeland/e/B002XIFMZ0/ref=sr_ntt_srch_lnk_1?qid=1520916984&sr=8-1 Links And Resources Mentioned In This Episode: Deviant Art: https://www.deviantart.com Meet Up: https://www.meetup.com Willamette Writers: https://willamettewriters.org Northwest Independent Writers Association: https://www.niwawriters.com Podcast Music Credits: Artist: Kevin MacLead Title: Backbay Lounge Album: Teh Jazzes, 2017 Website: https://incompetech.com/music/ Thanks For Listening Thanks for listening!. If you have something you’d like to share with me, please connect with us on Facebook, Instagram, Twitter, or our website. Write a review on iTunes.


Episode 8: William Cook: Contemporary Short Story & Fiction
May 14 2018 41 mins  
Episode 8: William Cook: Contemporary Short Story & Fiction In This Episode, You’ll Hear: (Podcast run time 40 minutes) 1:06 - Introduction to William Cook: Contemporary Short Story & Fiction Author 2:28 - Vikki & William discuss what readers should know about him 3:43 - William shares his titles 7:08- William talked about his wife’s paintings 8:21 - Vikki & William discuss his publishing journey 11:30 -William and Vikki talk about marketing for authors 12:20 - William shares with Vikki his author support groups and associations 14:31 - William shares his inspiration 16:07 - Vikki & William discuss the creative “voices” authors experience 18:47 - William and Vikki talk about the concept of “plotters vs. panster” 20:42 - William shares his future works 23:00 - William reads from his short story, Looking at the Sun Connect with William Cook: Website: www.authorwilliamcook.com Facebook: www.facebook.com/writerwilliamjcook Amazon Author’s Page:amazon.com/author/cookwilliam Links And Resources Mentioned In This Episode: Willamette Writers: https://willamettewriters.org Northwest Independent Writers Association: https://www.niwawriters.com Podcast Music Credits: Artist: Kevin MacLead Title: Backbay Lounge Album: Teh Jazzes, 2017 Website: https://incompetech.com/music/ Thanks For Listening Thanks for listening!. If you have something you’d like to share with me, please connect with us on Facebook, Instagram, Twitter, or our website.


Episode 7: Trisha Harley McCarthy: Romance
May 07 2018 42 mins  
Episode 7: Trisha Harley McCarthy: Romance In This Episode, You’ll Hear: (Podcast run time 42 minutes: Adult Content) 1:15 - Introduction to Trisha Harley McCarthy 3:19- Trisha talks about her start by writing Fan Fiction 4:37 - Trisha shares the moment she knew she was an author 6:30 - Trisha shares her title 9:25 - Vikki & Trisha discuss her publishing journey 10:52- Vikki & Trish talk about her cover designs 12:52 - Trisha discusses agents and personal assistants 14:50 - Trisha shares her marketing model 16:54 - Vikki & Trisha talk about Trisha’s community support & mentoring 19:38 - Trisha shares her insights about editor’s for hire 20:35 - Trisha reveals what inspires her to keep writing 21:38 - Trisha shares what is in her future 23:14 - Trish reads from Accidentally Love Connect with Trisha Harley McCarthy: Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/authortrishaharleymccarthy/?hl=en Twitter: https://mobile.twitter.com/authorthmccarth Website: www.trisharleymccarthy.com Facebook: https://m.facebook.com/Trishaharleymccarthy/?ref=bookmarks Amazon Author Page: https://www.amazon.com/Trisha-Harley-McCarthy/e/B00L6QYR7Y Podcast Music Credits: Artist: Kevin MacLead Title: Backbay Lounge Album: Teh Jazzes, 2017 Website: https://incompetech.com/music/ Thanks For Listening Thanks for listening!. If you have something you’d like to share with me, please connect with us on Facebook, Instagram, Twitter, or our website.





Episode 5: Rae Rankin: Children’s Book Author
Apr 23 2018 24 mins  
Episode 5: Rae Rankin: Children’s Book Author In This Episode, You’ll Hear: (Podcast run time 25 minutes) 1:04 - Introduction to Rae Rankin- Children’s Book Author 2:05 - Rae shares the titles she has written 3:01 - Rae & Vikki talk about Rae’s self-publishing journey 8:25 - Vikki & Rae discuss the question about having an agent 9:45 - Rae shares her tips for marketing & cover design 12:31 - Rae talks about networking & support groups 14:27- Rae shares what inspires her 17: 16 - Rae shares what is planned for her future work 19:24 - Rae reads from her book, Cowgirl Lessons Connect with Rae Rankin: Web address: www.raerankin.com Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/raerankinauthor Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/raerankinauthor/ Twitter: https://www.twitter.com/Cavezzale Links And Resources Mentioned In This Episode: Create Space: https://www.createspace.com Ingramspark: http://www.ingramspark.com Facebook Support Group Suggested by Rae: https://www.facebook.com/groups/1836452183243396/ https://www.facebook.com/groups/130968980816441/ https://www.facebook.com/groups/1709351915986546/ https://www.facebook.com/groups/AskCherry/ https://www.facebook.com/groups/ButtInChair/ Podcast Music Credits: Artist: Kevin MacLead Title: Backbay Lounge Album: Teh Jazzes, 2017 Website: https://incompetech.com/music/ Thanks For Listening Thanks for listening!. If you have something you’d like to share with me, please connect with us on Facebook, Instagram, Twitter, or our website.


Episode 4: CJ Jones: Paranormal Romance Author
Apr 16 2018 32 mins  
Episode 4: CJ Jones: Paranormal Romance Author In This Episode, You’ll Hear: (Podcast run time 32 minutes: Adult Content) 1:48 - Introduction to CJ Jones- Paranormal Romance Author 2:17 - CJ shares when she knew she was an author 3:30 - CJ & Vikki talk about CJ’s self-publishing journey 5:39 - CJ shares her book title 6:21 - CJ talks about resources she uses to learn her craft of writing better. 8:33 - Vikki & CJ discuss CJ’s cover art 19:45- CJ & Vikki talk about networking with other authors 12:08 - CJ & Vikki discuss getting an agent or not 13:33 - CJ describes her online marketing & promotion journey 15:31 - CJ discusses working with an editor 19:41 - CJ talks about what keeps her motivated as an author 21:23 - CJ reads from her title, "Feeling His Passion" Connect with CJ Jones: Website: www.cjjonesauthor.com Facebook: www.facebook.com/empathicshifters Twitter: www.twitter.com/@EmpathicShifter Instagram: www.instagram/cjjonesauthor Links And Resources Mentioned In This Episode: Savvy Authors: https://savvyauthors.com/blog/ Stephen Kings Book for Authors: https://goo.gl/SY844q Wicked Smart Designs: https://www.wickedsmartdesigns.com Podcast Music Credits: Artist: Kevin MacLead Title: Backbay Lounge Album: Teh Jazzes, 2017 Website: https://incompetech.com/music/ Thanks For Listening Thanks for listening!. If you have something you’d like to share with me, please connect with us on Facebook, Instagram, Twitter, or our website.


Episode 3: K. Kibbee: Middle-Grade & YA Fantasy Author
Apr 09 2018 35 mins  
Episode 3: K. Kibbee: Middle-Grade & YA Fantasy Author In This Episode, You’ll Hear: (Podcast run time 35 minutes) 1:05- Introduction to K. Kibbee- Middle-grade & YA Fantasy Author 3:26 - K. Kibbee lists the titles she has published 6:35 - K. Kibbee discusses her publishing choice & journey 8: 55 - K. Kibbee answers more of Vikki’s questions about what steps she took to being published 13:25 - K. Kibbee talks about looking for an agent 15:25 - Vikki & K. Kibbee discuss marketing 20:00 - K. Kibbee talks about support groups and networking 22:35 - K. Kibbee discusses what keeps her going as an author 25:53 - K. Kibbee shares her future plans & what she wants new readers to know about her 27:46 - K. Kibbee reads the first chapter from "Devlin’s Door" Connect with K. Kibbee: Email: [email protected] Goodreads: www.Goodreads.com/KKibbee Facebook: www.Facebook.com/KKibbeewrites Amazon: www.Amazon.com/author/KKibbee Website: www.Incorgnitobooks.com/authors/K-Kibbee Twitter: https://twitter.com/k_kibbee?lang=en Links And Resources Mentioned In This Episode: AgentQuery: https://www.agentquery.com/default.aspx Publisher Weekly: https://www.publishersweekly.com Podcast Music Credits: Artist: Kevin MacLead Title: Backbay Lounge Album: Teh Jazzes, 2017 Website: https://incompetech.com/music/ Thanks For Listening Thanks for listening!. If you have something you’d like to share with me, please connect with us on Facebook, Instagram, Twitter, or our website.


Episode 2: JH Winter: Illustrator & Author
Apr 02 2018 34 mins  
Episode 2: JH Winter: Illustrator & Author In This Episode, You’ll Hear: (Podcast run time 34 minutes) 1:17 - Introduction to JH Winter: Illustrator & Author 2:10 - Titles JH Winter has published 5:06 - JH Winter’s publishing journey as an illustrator 11:15- JH Winter talks about her works in progress 16:52 - JH Winter shares about using the A-Z Blogger Challenge to build an author platform 19:32 - JH Winter discussed her marketing & branding using a blog, youtube channel, & Etsy store 25:32 - Plans for JH Winter’s future 27:27 - JH Winter reads from "Adeline and the Mystic Berries" 31:45 - JH Winter reads from "The Bookworm of Blackwood Briar" Connect with JH Winter: Website: http://jhwinter.com Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/JHWinterAuthor/ Twitter: https://twitter.com/jhwinterauthor Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/jhwinterauthor/ Pintrest: https://www.pinterest.com/jhwauthor/ YouTube Channel: https://www.youtube.com/channel/UC-roe6_ftDaOEKoUAc2_Rnw Links And Resources Mentioned In This Episode: Nanowrimo: https://nanowrimo.org The Seattle’s Writing Workshop: https://theseattlewritingworkshop.com A - Z Blogger Challenge:http://www.a-to-zchallenge.com Storyteller Academy:https://www.storytelleracademy.com Enlighten Platypus Etsy Store: https://www.etsy.com/market/enlightened_platypus Podcast Music Credits: Artist: Kevin MacLead Title: Backbay Lounge Album: Teh Jazzes, 2017 Website: https://incompetech.com/music/ Thanks For Listening Thanks for listening!. If you have something you’d like to share with me, please connect with us on Facebook, Instagram, Twitter, or our website.




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