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Podcast dedicated to chatting with new and aspiring authors about the path they chose to publish their book.

Podcast dedicated to chatting with new and aspiring authors about the path they chose to publish their book.


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Podcast dedicated to chatting with new and aspiring authors about the path they chose to publish their book.




Episode 45B – Josh & Rose Foreman – Co-op and Worldbuilding

Josh and Rose are unique in that they have collaborated on a fantasy book , but are also mother and son. We talk about what it's like to work with someone that's related to you. Since Josh is focused on a very connected universe, we talk about his worldbuilding. Below is a link to the wiki he is building for this. And here is Rose's book on writing speculative fiction...


Episode 45A – Josh & Rose Foreman – The Scarred King

Rose and Josh are a mother/son co-writing team. They are working on a universe, not just a book. There are plans for multiple books within this universe. Josh works on video games and uses that knowledge to help build his world AND design other items - like the sculpture used in the picture below. If you'd...


Episode 44 – Annabelle – Lost in Christmas Wonderland

Annabelle is a 10 year old girl that lives in London. She goes to school and enjoys the same games and movies and other activities that her friends do. Annabelle is different in one very important way. She is a published author. I didn't get the chance to talk with Annabelle directly, but I spoke with her mother and learned about Annabelle's process and what she did to get the book written and published....


Episode 43B – Caramel Lucas – The Right Publisher

On the second half of the podcast with Caramel Lucas, we discuss being an entrepreneur in today's world. Caramel has multiple streams of income because there are many things she enjoys doing. She's an entertainer and likes to entertain - whether it's on a YouTube clip, in a book, or onstage as a comedian. We do talk about her publisher and the benefits that she has received because of it.


Episode 43A – Caramel Lucas -In Love with the Other Man

Caramel is a very busy woman. She writes books, but is also a stand up comic and a motivational speaker in Orlando, Florida. And it doesn't stop there. She has a YouTube channel where she shows a movie she made based on her book and she's even created a perfume. All that, and she's a mom also. Her book is a steamy romance, because she's a romantic gal, that is the first of many books she is working on....


Episode 42B – Doug Lawrence – Time

Doug talks about finding the time to write and using the time you have to write. Authors need to get the words out, but we don't always follow our own advice.


Episode 42A – Doug Lawrence – The Gift of Mentoring

Doug Lawrence went from being a Canadian Mounted Police to a mentor which led him to writing a book on mentoring. He has spent his time with various groups being a mentor and teaching others about mentoring. Ken Blanchard is Doug's favorite author:...


Episode 41 – Ted Sikora – Bloom

This is a very different podcast than normal. This episode was actually recorded for my other podcast, Relentless Geekery, so you'll hear my co-host - Alan Baltis - on here. We chatted with Ted for quite awhile about many things, most of which weren't book or publishing related. I edited the episode so that it focused on the book and publishing. What also makes this weird is that Ted's books are comic books, graphic novels. It is a look at writing and publishing that isn't seen as much. I...


Episode 40B – Brooke Davis – Getting to Done

Brooke and Stephen continue their discussion but this time they are talking about getting your book done. Brooke is a wellness coach, so it would be easy to neglect her writing while working her day job. We discuss what authors can do to ensure they get their writing done. Brooke has supplied everyone a copy of her 6 tips to getting done below: BrookeDavis-GettingtoDoneDownload And you can find her at:


Episode 40A – Brooke Davis – Adventures of an Urban Homesteader

Besides being an author, Brooke is a Life and Career Strategist . She enjoys hiking and photography and lives in Colorado. She started writing because it gave her a chance to get feelings out, like journaling. This grew into the thought that she wanted to write a book. You can find Brooke


Episode 39B – Judy Moffit – Starting out without a list or money

Judy talks about what she has learned with setting a daily goal as a top priority. She's also learned that she can't take 17 years to write her second book, and had it being published the day we recorded the podcast. Being a new author, Judy struggles with getting her book in front of readers without having money to market. Together we explore ideas to jump start her marketing and get her book in front of people. We look at Story Origin as a great way to start since it is currently free...


Episode 39A – Judy Moffitt – A Line in the Sand

Judy Moffitt lives in Virginia Beach, Virginia and has lived there most of her life. At Longwood college, she majored in Political Science and minored in mathematics. She is now retired from a career in Data Analyst (which she did for the Navy), but has also been a sewer planner amongst other jobs. Currently she lives with her two rescue dogs and when not writing likes to work with a local photography group and enjoys fractal art. In fact, some of her art is on permanent display at Longwood...


Episode 38B – Kevin Fellows – Marketing Fantasy

Kevin and Stephen talk about how to market fantasy stories in today's world. Kevin doesn't like writing typical fantasy, and this makes marketing even more difficult. Publishing poetry also adds interesting elements to trying to market. Kevin talks about not following marketing advice and why the general advice doesn't work for his books.


Episode 38A – Kevin Fellows – At the end of the world

Kevin has lived all over the U.S. but currently lives in the southwest. He has daughters and loves to read. When he had a heart attack, he realized he needed to work on his writing if her ever wanted to get his books out. He is published with Modern Folklore Press, where his current book is coming out.


Episode 37B – K.S. Barton – Community

Kim and I continue talking, but we switch from her book to talking about communities. Specifically, author communities and how they benefit writers. We have both been in different groups and met in a great mastermind group. Everyone has different experiences and all groups are different, but there are good and bad to look for.


Episode 37A – K.S. Barton – Warrior and Weaver

2/15/2021 KS Barton Website Kim has the best job as a writer - she works in a library! Besides writing, she enjoys drums, dancing and aikido - which she has practiced for 17 years. She writes and shelves books at her local library in Tucson, Arizona. Her first book was about Aikido, but she has written her first fiction book that involves Norse mythology and history....


Episode 36B – Ran – Mental Health and Writers

Besides writing, Ran works in the mental health field, so discussing mental health and how it affects writers was a natural. We also discuss how writers can take care of their mental health to continue writing.


Episode 36A – Ran – Journey of Faith

Ran lives in Ontario Canada, and as we talked, the temp was WAY below zero. She works in the mental health field, which is what we talk about in the second half, but she views her writing as a major part of her life, starting at the tender age of 6. She's also an avid board/card gamer, which I can relate to. Playing games can be very creative and is also a good way to relax. She is working on publishing her first books but she has been a part of publishing a memoir written by her...


Episode 35B – Jeff Johnson – Writing as a major life change

Jeff has had several changes in his life - lawyer to politician to writer to CEO of a non-profit. We talk about how to handle those changes and why he chose to make writer one of those life changes.


Episode 35A – Jeff Johnson – Boy Lessons

Jeff has several boys, and like other authors, used what he learned raising his kids to write a book. He has been a lawyer and politician, and adds writer to his resume. Besides this book, he runs a non-profit calls Can Do Canines where they raise and train service dogs. Jeff recommends this book:...