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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

Jason Rekulak: Hidden Pictures

6/21/2022
Thriller author, Jason Rekulak is our very special guest for episode 216 this week! The Jasons get together to discuss Advice for new writers, working in publishing, having empathy for your characters, and adding visual media elements to our work including having a video game based on your book! Jason Rekulak's website with social media links Jason Rekulak on Amazon Scrivener (use coupon code CHAPTER for 20% off!) Writer's Block Coffee (use coupon code SampleChapter for 10% off your...

Duration:00:46:19

Jane Enright: Butter-Side Up

6/14/2022
In episode 215, we are joined by first-time author and speaker, Jane Enright! We're discussing Jane's carefully constructed book that is part memoir, part self-help, and completely delightful in helping us all live our best life with mindfulness and gratitude. Hear about the "OMG", and what it means, the incredible story that drove her to write this book, and dealing with the past. Jane Enright website with social media links Butter-Side Up on Amazon My Super Awesome Life...

Duration:00:49:42

ConQuest KC 53

6/7/2022
A different kind of short and sweet episode awaits as Jason recaps his day at ConQuest KC 53 from Memorial weekend. Join in as he discusses the event and guest authors in attendance and the multiple panels in which he participated. ConQuest KC website Scrivener (use coupon code CHAPTER for 20% off your order!) Writer's Block Coffee (use coupon SampleChapter for 10% off your first order!) POP Goes the Culture Network Contact the show via email at samplechapterpodcast@gmail.com or leave a...

Duration:00:15:28

Ivan Wainewright: The Other Times of Caroline Tangent

5/24/2022
For episode 213 we're hopping back across the "pond" to the UK for a visit with award-winning author, Ivan Wainewright! Ivan is the 2022 Selfies Best Adult Fiction winner at the London Book Fair and we'll be hearing all about how that came about, what it was like being nominated, and the comical mistake he made during the ceremony! Plus we're discussing the importance of edits, taking good critique, the Alliance of Independent Authors, and lots of great music! Ivan Wainewright's website...

Duration:00:44:51

Dennis Galloway: The PEN - Sultan's Wisdom

5/17/2022
Trainer, Mentor, and best-selling Fantasy/Adventure Fiction author, Dennis Galloway is our guest for episode 212! Dennis is a wonderful guy full of great, and practical advice and gives an interesting insight into his writing process. We're discussing dreaming our stories, writing quirks, using travels and life experiences in our stories, and how he writes in a variety of genres from children's to western to adult fiction! Plus, you don't want to miss his incredible sample reading full of...

Duration:00:53:37

Laurie Buchanan: Iconoclast

5/3/2022
Episode 211 takes deep into the mystery behind thriller/suspense author, Laurie Buchanan! We have a wonderful conversation talking about the amazing inspiration behind her characters and how that plays into the world-building around it, exposing the villains to the reader right away but keeping the thrills, bringing our hobbies into the story and so much more! Laurie Buchanan's website with social media links! Iconoclast on Amazon Spark Press Books Scrivener (use coupon code CHAPTER to...

Duration:00:32:05

Nevada McPherson: Poser

4/20/2022
Episode 210 brings the thrills with author and screenwriter, Nevada McPherson! In this episode, we're discussing finding inspiration while traveling, handling criticism, the importance of notepads and sticky notes, and what makes good writing. All this and more are just a click away! Nevada McPherson website with social media links Nevada McPherson's Poser on Amazon Excelsior Journeys with George Sirois Scrivener (use coupon CHAPTER to save 20%!) Writer's Block Coffee (use coupon...

Duration:00:48:15

Diane Franklin: The Better Off Dead Tribute Book

4/12/2022
Episode 209 brings back iconic 80s actress, author, and fan-favorite guest, Diane Franklin! This time we're talking all about the latest in Diane's series The Excellent Comedy of the Last American, French-Exchange Babe of the 80s: The Better Off Dead Movie Tribute Book! This is a behind-the-scenes retrospective into the making of that 1985 cult-classic comedy hit, Better Off Dead including extras from writer/director, Savage Steve Holland! We're discussing the movie, the characters, how she...

Duration:01:10:54

Armand Rosamilia: Shakedown

4/5/2022
Episode 208 brings back fan-favorite, and friend of the show, Armand Rosamilia! Listen in as the guys have a friendly chat catching up on Armand's impressive amount of work, his writing schedule, writing on Twitch, dream homes, and his switch from horror to focus on thrillers. Plus no conversation with Armand would be complete without a little talk on bourbon, coffee, and Funko Pops! Armand Rosamilia website, newsletter, books, podcast, and social media links! Follow Armand live on Twitch...

Duration:00:57:49

Lars Mytting: The Sixteen Trees of the Somme

3/29/2022
Episode 207 takes us on a first-ever trip to Norway with award-winning historical fiction author, Lars Mytting! Buckle up for a fascinating discussion on subconscious writing, Norwegian folklore, writing flow, finding complexity in a character's story and so much more! And don't forget to stay tuned for Lars' riveting sample reading that is sure to transfix you! Lars Mytting website The Sixteen Trees of the Somme on Amazon Scrivener (use coupon CHAPTER for 20% off!) Writer's Block Coffee...

Duration:00:45:35

Natasha Miller: Relentless

3/22/2022
Episode 206 brings us a star in the entrepreneurial world and now best-selling author, Natasha Miller! Listen in as Natasha discusses what an entrepreneur is, healing through writing, becoming a leader in work and life, the constant job of social media, and so much more! Plus you can join her for an exclusive book release party happening today (March 22nd) by clicking the link below! Natasha Miller's Relentless Book Party! Relentless Book website Natasha Miller official website with book...

Duration:00:43:49

Talia Shelton: Kamp Kaeger Kids

3/15/2022
Episode 205 is bringing the fun with this week's guest, Young Adult author and teen sensation, Talia Shelton! Talia is a talented 13-year-old author who just released her first book, Kamp Kaeger Kids. We'll be discussing the inspiration behind this book, her writing methods, creating amazing new mythological creatures, blinking assassins, and so much more! Talia Shelton Author Page and books on Amazon Talia Shelton Author page on Tik Tok Scrivener (use coupon code Chapter for 20%...

Duration:00:34:30

Liz Alterman: He'll Be Waiting

3/8/2022
Episode 204 welcomes multi-genre author, Liz Alterman for a guest interview! Liz tells us the goods on how she began writing, the struggles of writing discipline, discovering and following up with story ideas, as well as explaining what a domestic suspense novel is! All this and a captivating sample chapter read by Liz are just a click away! Liz Alterman website with social media links Liz's Goodreads giveaway and sign up for her newsletter HERE! Scrivener (use coupon code CHAPTER for 20%...

Duration:00:45:50

Tony Roth: Trigger Point

3/1/2022
We're back with episode 203 and debut spy-thriller author, Tony Roth! Hear how Tony's long-standing friendships within the intelligence community led to his first novel, creating story hooks to keep the reader on the edge of their seat, and what goes into writing a spy novel for the 80s. All this and a sample reading awaits then click below to grab a copy for yourself! Tony Roth website, social media links, and book trailer! Scrivener (use coupon code CHAPTER for 20% off!) Writer's Block...

Duration:00:53:55

E.M. Zolotor: Severed Legacy

2/1/2022
Episode 202 brings to you Fantasy & SciFi author and illustrator, E.M. Zolotor! In this episode, you'll hear about his writing process, fantasy world-building, and how the characters and story came to be! It's an epic conversation with an incredible author that's just a click away! E.M. Zolotor website with social media links Severed Legacy on Amazon Scrivener (use coupon code CHAPTER for 20% off!) Writer's Block Coffee (enter SAMPLECHAPTER at checkout for 10% off your order!) Pop Goes...

Duration:00:44:19

Emily Kimelman: Unleashed

1/11/2022
2022 kicks off our 5th year of the show with Thriller author, Emily Kimelman! Emily joins us to discuss writing characters that tell (the writer) the story, using "F-bomb" warnings to find your audience, reading for style, and more along with learning all about her incredible Sydney Rye Mystery series! Emily Kimelman website with social media links and blog Syndey Rye series on Amazon Scrivener (use coupon code CHAPTER for 20% off!) Writer's Block Coffee (use coupon code SampleChapter to...

Duration:00:38:36

Sean McCallum: The Recalcitrant Stuff of Life

12/15/2021
Milestone episode 200 is here with special guest author, Sean McCallum! Jason starts us off with a little retrospective and some highlights from 200 episodes of the show. Then Sean and Jason have a great conversation about completing that first novel, the compelling drive to write, finding your story cadence, character growth and so much more! Sean McCallum website with social media links! The Relacitrant Stuff of Life on Amazon Outcast Press website Scrivener (use coupon CHAPTER to save...

Duration:00:55:08

Kevin Dilmore: High Noon at Proxima Centauri B

12/7/2021
Hello true believers! Episode 199 has a special treat for you today in legendary Sci-Fi author, Kevin Dilmore! Get comfy and listen in as Kevin takes us on a journey throughout his career including his early beginnings, connecting with Dayton Ward, his many many writing endeavors, and so much more! Kevin Dilmore on Goodreads, Facebook, Twitter Baen Books website Dayton Ward website Scrivener (use coupon CHAPTER for 20% off!) Writers Block Coffee (use coupon SampleChapter for 10%...

Duration:00:52:32

Shanti Hershenson: The Nightmare of Ziel Delaine

11/30/2021
Episode 198 welcomes teenaged author sensation, Shanti Hershenson to the show! Prepare to be enchanted by this fourteen-year-old author as she discusses her multiple works across different genres, her writing process which includes being a near-total pantser, getting helpful feedback, and how her writing has improved over time. This and so much more so hurry and click that button to play! Shanti Hershenson website with social media links! Shanti Hershenson on Amazon Shanti Hershenson on...

Duration:00:43:42

W.D. Kilpack III: Crown Prince

11/23/2021
Episode 197 features an exciting conversation with epic fantasy & SciFi author, W.D. Kilpack III. We'll be discussing how to put realism into fantasy, getting reader feedback, and following your writing dreams. All this and so much more in our chat so hurry and click that Play button! W.D. Kilpack III website W.D. Kilpack III on Goodreads Scrivener (use coupon code CHAPTER to save 20%) Writer's Block Coffee (use coupon code SampleChapter for 10% off) Pop Goes the Culture...

Duration:00:41:58