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The podcast that helps you find your next favorite book. In each episode, an author answers a few questions during a short interview that allows listeners to get to know them better and perhaps hear about their other works. Then the author reads a sample chapter from one of their books.

The podcast that helps you find your next favorite book. In each episode, an author answers a few questions during a short interview that allows listeners to get to know them better and perhaps hear about their other works. Then the author reads a sample chapter from one of their books.

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United States

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The podcast that helps you find your next favorite book. In each episode, an author answers a few questions during a short interview that allows listeners to get to know them better and perhaps hear about their other works. Then the author reads a sample chapter from one of their books.

Language:

English


Episodes

Cali Bird: Tales of the Countess

8/4/2020
All the way from Bedfordshire England, our guest for episode 131 is chick lit author, Cali Bird! In her day job, Cali helps people identify and make time for their own creativity but when she's writing, she's giving unique voices and personalities to inanimate objects! Hear all about this, how she gained new eyes on her work by stepping away, and all about her hilarious and heart-warming tale that is Tales of the Countess! Cali Bird website with social media and Amazon links Scrivener (use...

Duration:00:30:40

Robert J Sawyer: The Oppenheimer Alternative

7/31/2020
Bonus Episode 130 is here with Hugo, and Nebula Award-Winning Author, Robert J Sawyer as our guest! Listen to a fascinating discussion about hard science fiction, the childhood book that inspired his aspirations and to believe in his dreams, and so much more along with a spirited, and oh-so-fun chapter reading from his latest book, The Oppenheimer Alternative! Robert J Sawyer website, blog, & books with social media links Scrivener (use coupon code CHAPTER to save 20% on the regular...

Duration:00:36:53

J.R. Sanders: Stardust Trail

7/28/2020
Episode 129 hits the trail with Western/Detective author, J.R. Sanders! As a retired policeman, J.R. now pens novels of the American West, crime in America, some titillating non-fiction, and even a pair of sweet YA books! Hear how his childhood influenced his love of the West and how he stumbled on a book idea while using his investigative police skills for a different book. JR Sanders website with social media links JR Sanders on Amazon Level Best Books Six-Gun Justice...

Duration:00:43:56

Matthew Wayne Selznick: Light of the Outsider

7/21/2020
Episode 128 brings us Fantasy Thriller author, Matthew Wayne Selznick! Matt and Jason have a great discussion about comics and their effect on us as storytellers and creators, worldbuilding, and more before diving into a riveting chapter reading from Matthew's latest book, Light of the Outsider! Matthew Wayne Selznick website, blog and social media links Matt's books on Amazon Scrivener (use coupon code CHAPTER to save 20% on the regular desktop version) U-Stor-All Pop Goes the...

Duration:00:52:01

Victor Acquista: Sentient

7/7/2020
Dr. Victor Acquista is our guest for episode 127! Listen in as we discuss his unique brand of strange, yet fascinating hard-SciFi stories and how he brings them to life. We also discuss his podcast, Podfobler Productions, and laugh it up over some of his hilarious takes on life. Victor Acquista website with social media & podcast links Victor Acquista on Amazon U-Stor-All Pop Goes the Culture Project Entertainment Network Email the show at samplechapterpodcast@gmail.com or leave a...

Duration:00:43:11

Greg Hickey: The Friar's Lantern

6/30/2020
Episode 126 features the award-winning, and very talented, Greg Hickey! Inspired by HG Wells, Greg has been following his dreams to write where the inspiration takes him including speculative fiction, Scifi, screenplays, and even an interactive choose-your-own-adventure book that weaves you through two interweaving stories! Choose adventure and press that PLAY button now! Greg Hickey website, blog, and social media links Greg Hickey on Amazon Scrivener (use coupon code CHAPTER to save 20%...

Duration:00:34:32

Brandi Schonberg: The Gate

6/26/2020
Bonus episode time with Fantasy author, Brandi Schonberg! Brandi is a first-time author who debuted her book with the incredible new platform, Episodic. Listen in as she discusses how her book fits that service, thinking about writing vs actually writing, and out-of-the-blue characters. Brandi Schonberg's The Gate on Episodic Brandi Schonberg Bio and social media links Scrivener (use coupon code CHAPTER to save 20% on the regular desktop version!) U-Stor-All Pop Goes the...

Duration:00:31:34

Kathrin Hutson: Sleepwater Static

6/23/2020
Author of the International Best-Selling Blue Helix series, Kathrin Hutson is back! We're discussing the pitfalls and occasional foreseeing of dystopian fiction, writing unintended characters and we have a lot of laughs! In this episode, Jason also introduces a brand new way to contact the show via our own Sample Chapter phone line! Just call 660-851-1146 to leave a voicemail or text and Jason will mention it in a future episode! Kathrin Hutson website with social media links Sleepwater...

Duration:00:33:12

Stan C. Smith: Obsolete Theorem

6/16/2020
This week we revisit with SciFi author, Stan C. Smith, our first ever interview from way back in episode 2 of 2018! Stan has been quite busy since then putting out multiple best-sellers through his Bridgers series and now he's doing it again with his latest, Obsolete Theorem! Listen as we discuss how his nature walks inform his Scifi adventures, how he maintains his current release schedule and more all while staying the truly humble person he is who says he's just trying to write the best...

Duration:00:38:41

Robert Davies: When the River Ran Dry

6/9/2020
Episode 122 brings us the award-winning SciFi author, Robert Davies! Join the fun with this very enjoyable and affable writer/podcaster as we discuss making stuff up along the way as we write, taking his stories into the unexpected, and even his music! Robert Davies website with social media links Robert Davies on BHC Press Authors in Chains website Scrivener (use coupon code CHAPTER to save 20% on the regular desktop version) U-Stor-All Pop Goes the Culture Project Entertainment...

Duration:00:33:24

K.M. West: Wild Things Will Roam

6/2/2020
The delightful KM West is our guest for episode 121! She's a debut author bringing to us her Dystopian, Urban Fantasy story, Wild Things Will Roam! Plus we talk about writing community, what writing what you know means to her, her ever-present notebook, and she gives us the details on the new publishing service, Episodic! KM West on the Episodic website KM West social media links: Facebook, Twitter, Instagram, and the KM West Blog Scrivener (use coupon code CHAPTER to save 20% on the...

Duration:00:35:20

Glacia Cronk: The Softwood Hour

5/28/2020
Bonus episode time with special guest author, Glacia Cronk! Listeners are in for a treat as we discuss her writing superpowers, writing deliberately vs stream-of-consciousness, as well as how she became one-third of the author hosts behind the Authors In Chains Podcast! These things and more await inside along with an incredibly haunting, and riveting reading! Glacia Cronk on Amazon Glacia's social media links, Facebook, Twitter, YouTube, Instagram The Authors In Chains Podcast Website...

Duration:00:35:20

Ann Charles: Devil Days in Deadwood

5/26/2020
Episode 119 features USA Today best-seller and multi-genre mystery author, Ann Charles! Hear how her stubbornness and tenacity led to publishing her 1st book, how other writers can learn from her experience, and how she feels about writing in different genres! Ann Charles website with social media links Devil Days in Deadwood on Amazon Ann Charles YouTube Scrivener (use coupon code CHAPTER to save 20% off the regular desktop version) U-Stor-All Pop Goes the Culture Project...

Duration:00:35:37

Gary Morgenstein: A Mound Over Hell

5/19/2020
After a week away, we sit with Author and Playwright, Gary Morgenstein! Listen as Gary chats about how writing is painful, characters taking over the story, the importance of everything bagels with a schmear of cream cheese, and his influence on pop culture by introducing us all to Sharknado! All this and a sample chapter from his latest book awaits your podcast listening ears! Gary Morgenstein on Twitter Gary at BHC Press A Mound Over Hell on Amazon Gary interview at Wormhole...

Duration:00:40:46

Ashley Girres: Dear Siena

5/5/2020
Graphic designer and first-time author, Ashley Girres is our guest for episode 117! Ashley brings to us her delightfully sweet memoir, Dear Siena, a collection of letters she's written to her daughter over a span of 7 years! It's insightful, thoughtful, and sure to bring a tear to your eye. Happy Mother's Day! Ashley Girres' website/blog and signed print copies Dear Siena on Amazon Scrivener (use coupon code CHAPTER to save 20% on the regular desktop version) U-Stor-All Pop Goes the...

Duration:00:20:45

Adam Lewis Walker: Awaken Your Alpha

4/30/2020
Adam Lewis Walker is an author, podcaster, TED Talk speaker, Mindset Coach, and a consummate professional not to mention, a heck of a nice guy! Listen in as we discuss what went into the creation of his book, Awaken Your Alpha, preparing for adversity, facing your fears and depression, and so much more! Awaken Your Alpha website/podcast/blog Awaken Your Alpha on Amazon Adam on Facebook & Twitter Scrivener (use coupon code CHAPTER and save 20% on the regular desktop...

Duration:00:59:43

M.L. Winitsky: A Fly on the Wall

4/21/2020
Episode 115 brings us into the suspenseful alternate history of ML Winitsky's debut novel, A Fly on the Wall! Listen in to hear about the incredible inspirations behind the book, his writing process to get into the character's head, as well as the challenges of telling a story with real people from history before diving into a sample chapter from the book! ML Winitsky website and social media links A Fly on the Wall on Amazon Scrivener (use coupon code CHAPTER to save 20% on the regular...

Duration:00:42:02

Jay Wilburn: Maidens of Zombie Kingdom

4/14/2020
Faith-based podcaster & splatterpunk award nominee. Two things I never expected to put together in a sentence but that's what you get when you speak with the ever-so-humble gentleman author, Jay Wilburn! Listen in as Jason dives into Jay's writing history, his passion for writing wherever the story takes him, and his appreciation for other authors. Jay Wilburn website with social media links Matters of Faith Podcast Crystal Lake Publishing Scrivener (use coupon code CHAPTER to save 20%...

Duration:00:48:30

Tricia Silverman: Healthy Dividends

4/7/2020
Get a glimpse into the fascinating world of nutrition and wellness with author Tricia Silverman! Tricia is a licensed dietitian, a certified wellness and fitness coach along with a slew of other accomplished titles of which she's now added to as a new author! Listen in as Tricia gives us some great snack ideas, lessons on sugar, and her experiences as an author. Tricia Silverman website with social media links! Healthy Dividends on Amazon Creative Edge Marketing Scrivener (use coupon...

Duration:00:49:32

Stephanie Douglas: Callasandra: Fractured

3/31/2020
Episode 112 features a delightful guest in author, Stephanie Douglas! We have a lot of laughs as we discuss life today, writing, music, and taking dreams off the pause button! There are also 2 music samples to her soundtrack that goes with her latest YA book, Callasandra! Stephanie Douglas website with social media links Callasandra on Amazon Stephanie Douglas on Goodreads Hanna Marmaro's Story Dive Podcast Scrivener (use coupon code CHAPTER to save 20% off the regular desktop...

Duration:00:53:24