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This is an interview podcast featuring self-published authors of sci-fi and fantasy books. The purpose behind this podcast is to introduce You, the reader, to your new favorite author, all while splashing you with a little bit of whiskey.This podcast is hosted by Laura Juntunen, a self-published author, creative entrepreneur, speaker, reader, and bunny-mum. Laura interviews self-published authors, because…let’s get real, as a reader, it’s not easy finding the next rising author on your own!Each interview includes exclusive book information, directly from the authors. Topics include behind-the-scenes curiosities; we talk character, plotline, and setting inspiration stories; and we always mention whiskey, of course!Let's get to know the person behind the page. Sit back, sip some whiskey, and lean in to these self-published authors!

This is an interview podcast featuring self-published authors of sci-fi and fantasy books. The purpose behind this podcast is to introduce You, the reader, to your new favorite author, all while splashing you with a little bit of whiskey.This podcast is hosted by Laura Juntunen, a self-published author, creative entrepreneur, speaker, reader, and bunny-mum. Laura interviews self-published authors, because…let’s get real, as a reader, it’s not easy finding the next rising author on your own!Each interview includes exclusive book information, directly from the authors. Topics include behind-the-scenes curiosities; we talk character, plotline, and setting inspiration stories; and we always mention whiskey, of course!Let's get to know the person behind the page. Sit back, sip some whiskey, and lean in to these self-published authors!

Location:

United States

Description:

This is an interview podcast featuring self-published authors of sci-fi and fantasy books. The purpose behind this podcast is to introduce You, the reader, to your new favorite author, all while splashing you with a little bit of whiskey.This podcast is hosted by Laura Juntunen, a self-published author, creative entrepreneur, speaker, reader, and bunny-mum. Laura interviews self-published authors, because…let’s get real, as a reader, it’s not easy finding the next rising author on your own!Each interview includes exclusive book information, directly from the authors. Topics include behind-the-scenes curiosities; we talk character, plotline, and setting inspiration stories; and we always mention whiskey, of course!Let's get to know the person behind the page. Sit back, sip some whiskey, and lean in to these self-published authors!

Language:

English

Contact:

7276564961


Episodes

RIWW S2E14: Catherine Downen, The Markings

1/18/2022
Thank you so much for tuning in with the Read It With Whiskey podcast! Welcome to Season 2, Episode 14 of the podcast! We are speaking with Catherine Downen, author of The Markings. In this interview, Catherine and I chat dive into world-building, magic, and more! We talk about self-publishing as a hobby, purely for the joy of writing, as well as speak about how characters evolve through the writing process. If you want to watch the full, unedited interview video, head over to the RIWW...

Duration:00:38:19

RIWW S2E13: Suzette Arellano, The New Dawn

1/4/2022
Thank you so much for tuning in with the Read It With Whiskey podcast! Welcome to Season 2, Episode 13 of the podcast! We are speaking with Suzette Arellano, author of The New Dawn. In this interview, Suzette and I chat about The New Dawn and it's soon-to-release sequel, The Dead Spirit. We chat about the book characters, under- vs. over-writing, and the beautiful book cover! If you want to watch the full, unedited interview video, head over to the RIWW Patreon...

Duration:00:31:00

RIWW S2B2: Exclusive Book Club Sign-Up Opportunity

1/2/2022
Are you read for the Read It With Whiskey book club?! It has been a long time coming, but we are Finally ready to Launch this Exclusive Book Club on Patreon! This episode includes insights into some new exclusive videos that just released on Patreon, as well as discusses what Patreon is and WHY Read It With Whiskey needs it to survive! We then dive into how YOU can join the RIWW Book Club! This book club is going to be different than your usual book club and will include so much fun...

Duration:00:09:35

RIWW S2E12: Sacha Black, Keepers

12/21/2021
Thank you so much for tuning in with the Read It With Whiskey podcast! Welcome to Season 2, Episode 12 of the podcast! We are speaking with Sacha Black, author of Keepers. In this interview, Sacha and I chat about The Eden East novels and the soon-to-be-released third (and final) installment of the series. We chat about world-building and characters, and the excitement that is self-publishing. And we finish up with how a reader review was very impactful on the writing process Sacha went...

Duration:00:42:48

RIWW S2E11: A.L. Hooke, Daughter of the Antediluvian World

12/7/2021
Thank you so much for tuning in with the Read It With Whiskey podcast! Welcome to Season 2, Episode 11 of the podcast! We are speaking with A.L. Hooke, author of Daughter of the Antediluvian World. In this interview, Ali and I chat about the extensive research she had to go through to create her story, the characters and locations within the book, and the moment she first held her proof copy in her hands. If you want to watch the full, unedited interview video, head over to the RIWW...

Duration:00:29:54

RIWW S2E10: Patrick Johns, Junkland

11/23/2021
Thank you so much for tuning in with the Read It With Whiskey podcast! Welcome to Season 2, Episode 10 of the podcast! We are speaking with Patrick Johns, author of Junkland. In this interview, Pat and I chat about the stories that influenced his series, the side characters within Junkland and how important side characters can be, and how living in Spain influenced Pat's writing significantly. If you want to watch the interview video and are not a Patron of the Read It With Whiskey...

Duration:00:40:44

RIWW S2E9: Kristen Martin, Shadow Crown

11/9/2021
Thank you so much for tuning in with the Read It With Whiskey podcast! Welcome to Season 2, Episode 9 of the podcast! We are speaking with Kristen Martin, author of Shadow Crown, among other books and series. In this interview, Kristen and I chat about her series and a recent stand-alone novel. We discuss how having multiple points of view (POV's) helps readers to binge series - super fun! We then dive into how authors use their own spiritual journey within their work and how Kristen,...

Duration:00:38:56

RIWW S2E8: Kia Carrington-Russell, Token Huntress

10/26/2021
Thank you so much for tuning in with the Read It With Whiskey podcast! Welcome to Season 2, Episode 8 of the podcast! We are speaking with Kia Carrington-Russell, author of the Token Huntress series, among others. In this interview, Kia and I chat about characters, world-building, and the structure needed in being a full-time author. Kia mentions all the series she has written so far, as well as the current projects she has in the works. If you want to watch the interview VIDEO, then you...

Duration:00:41:41

RIWW S2E7: Ireen Chau, The Herbwitch's Apprentice

10/12/2021
Thank you so much for tuning in with the Read It With Whiskey podcast! Welcome to Season 2, Episode 7 of the podcast! We are speaking with Ireen Chau, author of The Herbwitch's Apprentice. In this interview, Ireen and I chat about so much more than just her book! Ireen is an amazing artist and specializes in character art for authors via her Instagram account. We chat about her art, her books, and her busy life as a full-time student; you don't want to miss it! If you want to watch the...

Duration:00:29:17

RIWW S2E6: Lisa Johnston, Wakeless

9/28/2021
Thank you so much for tuning in with the Read It With Whiskey podcast! Welcome to Season 2, Episode 6 of the podcast! We are speaking with Lisa Johnston, author of Wakeless. In this interview, Lisa and I chat about the long journey this book had to go on to finally be published (it was 25 years in the making!). We also chat about world-building and the inspiration behind the setting/timeframe of the plot. There is also an amazing link between Wakeless and Oscillation Rising, the second book...

Duration:00:28:47

RIWW S2E5: Douglas W.T. Smith, The Shadow of the Wicked

9/14/2021
Thank you so much for tuning in with the Read It With Whiskey podcast! Welcome to Season 2, Episode 5 of the podcast! We are speaking with Douglas W.T. Smith, author of The Shadow of the Wicked. In this interview, Douglas and I chat about character and world-building, the difficulty of writing a novella versus a traditional novel, and of course, whiskey! If you want to watch the interview video and are not a Patron of the Read It With Whiskey podcast, then you should go sign up right now!...

Duration:00:37:11

RIWW S2E4: Max B. Sternberg, The Rhise of Light

8/31/2021
Thank you so much for tuning in with the Read It With Whiskey podcast! Welcome to Episode 4 of Season 2 of the podcast! We are speaking with Max B. Sternberg, author of The Rhise of Light. In this interview, Max and I chat about his faith and how it inspired his writing, the characters within his word, and of course, whiskey! I had to take a bit of content out of the final episode, but you can hear the ENTIRE interview via Patreon! If you are not a Patron of the Read It With Whiskey...

Duration:00:32:55

RIWW S2E3: Todd Mika, Tales From Grimmgard

8/17/2021
Thank you so much for tuning in with the Read It With Whiskey podcast! Welcome to Episode 3 of Season 2 of the podcast! We are speaking with Todd Mika, author of Tales from Grimmgard, an anthology. In this interview, Todd and I chat about the inspiration for his short stories, how role-playing games created two collaborative stories in the anthology, and of course, whiskey! I accidentally spoiled one story, so that info was taken out of the audio episode, but you can hear the ENTIRE...

Duration:00:36:47

RIWW S2E2: Nathaniel DeZago, Cries of Battle: Selstra

8/3/2021
Thank you so much for tuning in with the Read It With Whiskey podcast! Welcome to Episode 2 of Season 2 of the podcast! We are speaking with Nathaniel DeZago, the author of Cries of Battle: Selstra In this interview, Nathaniel and I unbox a lot of content, so much so that I had to cut quite a bit out - oh no! But do not fret - you can hear the ENTIRE interview via Patreon! If you are not a Patron of the Read It With Whiskey podcast, then you should go sign up right now! The video content of...

Duration:00:34:20

RIWW S2E1: Jack Casey, The Royal Green

7/20/2021
Thank you so much for tuning in with the Read It With Whiskey podcast! Welcome to Season 2 of the podcast! To kick off this season, we are speaking with Jack Casey, the author of The Royal Green. In this interview, Jack and I discuss the characters and world-building put into this story. We also touch on how Jack's own personal growth developed the deeper meaning within the book. Some extra content about how this book relates to our current world situation (cough, cough, Covid, cough) was...

Duration:00:31:52

RIWW S2B1: Season 2 Trailer & LJL Update

7/13/2021
Welcome to Season 2 of the Read It With Whiskey podcast! The episode will walk you through the changes coming in season two and a great author update from yours truly! I am well into Oscillation Rising - listen in to learn how you can snag the first chapter for FREE! Host, Laura Juntunen, Resources & Works: Become a SponsorSubscribe to the NewsletterTRANSIENT PULSEBianca Bordianu@LauraJayLive @ReadItWithWhiskeyHappiless ChokelistAdditional Information Discussed: COFFEE OVER CARDIO...

Duration:00:10:13

RIWW Season 2 Trailer

7/13/2021
Welcome to Season 2 of the Read It With Whiskey podcast! Listen to the trailer to hear what you can expect coming up this season! Host, Laura Juntunen, Resources & Works: Become a SponsorSubscribe to the NewsletterTRANSIENT PULSEBianca Bordianu@LauraJayLive @ReadItWithWhiskeyHappiless ChokelistAdditional Information Discussed: COFFEE OVER CARDIO Affiliate Link: HERE Use Code 10LauraJayLive for a discount! Support the show (https://www.patreon.com/readitwithwhiskey)

Duration:00:00:58

RIWW S1E26: Nova McBee, Calculated

7/6/2021
Thank you so much for tuning in with the Read It With Whiskey podcast! In this episode, we chat with Nova McBee, the author of Calculated, soon to be made into film! In this interview, Nova and I discuss the obvious: HER BOOK IS BEING MADE INTO A MOVIE! But we also discuss the depth of the story and Why it is so impactful. Listen in a learn how to win a copy of her book! Here is how to contact Nova and learn more about her books and projects: @nova_mcbee...

Duration:00:30:50

RIWW S1E25: William R. Hincy, Without Expiration

6/29/2021
Thank you so much for tuning in with the Read It With Whiskey podcast! In this episode, we chat with William R. Hincy! Bill's anthology of short stories is satiric, intrusive, and makes you think! In this interview, Bill and I discuss his anthology, as well as the other works that he has published, both traditionally and through self-publishing. Bill is what is known as a "hybrid" author, publishing with and without traditional publication companies at his side. Listen in a learn how to...

Duration:00:36:15

RIWW S1E24: K.A. Masson, Alter Ego

6/22/2021
Thank you so much for tuning in with the Read It With Whiskey podcast! In this episode, we chat with K.A. Masson! Kat's debut noir thriller, Alter Ego, is the perfect sit-in crime fiction to read! In this interview, Kat and I discuss her book, her writing style, and so much more! Alter Ego is only the first of many crime fiction novels to come. Kat shares with us her motivation behind writing and how her graphic design career helped in creating her book cover! Here is how to contact Kat...

Duration:00:37:39