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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

Wilnona Marie & Brandy M. Miller: Free Falling and Loving It

6/1/2021
Episode 179 brings an all-new dynamic duo in the partnership that is Wilnona Marie and Brandy M. Miller! Together they bring just the right touch of romance to their newest novel, Free Falling and Loving It. In the interview, we'll be discussing getting unstuck from your story, the business of romance, showing vs telling in romance, merchandising, and how to create believable characters! And We Thought Ladies website, show, magazine & books, and so much more! Free Falling and Loving It on...

Duration:00:28:16

Mark C. Harms: Wings of Silver & Blood

5/26/2021
Episode 178 features SciFi/Steampunk author & podcaster, Mark C. Harms! Join the conversation as we discuss our mutual love of the old D&D books, DragonLance, finding the "what if" question in everyday life and how that inspires Marks writing, and learn about his show the Beards, Books & Bourbon Podcast! Wings of Silver & Blood on Amazon Follow Mark C. Harms on Twitter, Facebook, and Goodreads Beards, Books & Bourbon Podcast Scrivener (use coupon code CHAPTER to save 20% on the regular...

Duration:00:40:03

Katherine Dean Mazerov: Summer Club

5/18/2021
Pulitzer-prize-winning journalist-turned author, Katherine Dean Mazerov is our guest for episode 177! We're discussing the "so-what" story, keeping things lighter, writing that's inspired by life, and so much more! Katherine Dean Mazerov website with social media links Summer Club on Amazon Scrivener (use coupon code CHAPTER to save 20% on the regular desktop version!) Click here for a FREE audiobook and 30-day trial from Audible! Pop Goes the Culture Network Project Entertainment...

Duration:00:32:11

Michael Carter: In the Belly of the Bell-Shaped Curve

5/11/2021
Episode 176 is here with thriller author, Michael Carter and his sensational debut book, In the Belly of the Bell-Shaped Curve! We're talking about writing as an experienced lawyer and having that experience inspire his writing. Concocting the perfect crime (for story purposes only) and the benefits of writing every day! Michael Carter website In the Belly of the Bell-Shaped Curve on Amazon In the Belly of the Bell-Shaped Curve on iUniverse Scrivener (use coupon code CHAPTER to save 20%...

Duration:00:33:00

Jeff Arch: Attachments

5/4/2021
Episode 175 features Oscar-nominated screenwriter, Jeff Arch! Mr. Arch shot to fame in the '90s with his worldwide mega-hit, Sleepless In Seattle, and has been writing ever since but now he joins the show with a new title, Novelist! Listen in as we discuss writing three projects at a time, changing character POV, allowing characters to tell the writer their story, having that "I wonder" factor as a writer and so much more! Jeff Arch website with social media links Attachments: A Novel on...

Duration:00:41:00

K.A. Hough: Ground Control

4/27/2021
Episode 174 goes back to London for speculative fiction author, K.A. Hough! It's a wonderful conversation about family motivation, supportive spouses, NaNoWriMo beginnings, constantly learning, and her love for helping authors make their books shine! Then we dive into a riveting sample chapter from her debut novel, Ground Control so what are you waiting for? K.A. Hough website with social media links Ground Control on Amazon Lights Out Ink Publishing Scrivener (use coupon code CHAPTER to...

Duration:00:40:39

William Schlichter: Sirgrus Blackmane Demihuman Gumshoe & the Dark Elf

4/21/2021
Episode 173 brings back a friend of the show from our early days, William Schlichter! You may know him as the Zombie/Horror guy but he's bringing forth an all-new type of story with his fantasy, crime-thriller, Sirgrus Blackmane. Hear all the details about this incredible story, the research that went into it, what's next for his new hero, and so much more! William Schlichter website with social media links Sirgrus Blackmane preorder on Amazon BHC Press Scrivener (use coupon code CHAPTER...

Duration:01:03:52

Katie Salidas: A Weapon of Magical Destruction

4/13/2021
Our guest for episode 172 is the incredibly talented, multi-genre author and podcaster, Katie Salidas! Tune in to our conversation to learn about her magical books in the genres of SciFi, Fantasy, Horror, Romance, New Age, and even Non-Fiction! We also discuss finding your tribe, her love of monsters, and the history behind the author podcast she co-hosts Spilling Ink. Katie Salidas website and social media links A Weapon of Magical Destruction on Amazon Spilling Ink Show Scrivener (use...

Duration:00:50:09

S.A. Lelchuk: One Got Away

4/6/2021
Episode 171 brings the heat with best-selling author, S.A. Lelchuk and his thrilling private eye, Nikki Griffin! Listen in as we discuss his writing process which includes driving cross-country (and how that applies), getting to know his character Nikki and how he writes from her perspective as well as her definition of the term, WORMs! It's a lot of fun and just a click away! S.A. Lelchuk website with social media links Nikki Griffin series on Amazon Scrivener (use coupon code CHAPTER to...

Duration:00:46:19

David H. Hanks: Black Waters

3/30/2021
Our guest for episode 170, David H. Hanks, brings his own brand of excitement in his thrilling character, Carson Griffon! Hear about this book series and how it was developed. Also, we'll learn how his career as a nuclear engineer not only inspires his books but also earned David the Nobel Peace Prize! All that and much more is just a click away! David H. Hanks website with Facebook link David H. Hanks on Amazon Scrivener (use coupon code CHAPTER to save 20% on the regular desktop...

Duration:00:37:47

J.W. Voyce: Ending Samsara

3/24/2021
J. W. Voyce comes to us from "across the pond" in England for episode 169 with his debut novel, Ending Samsara! Don't let the longer than usual runtime fool you as James and Jason go down the rabbit hole of a slew of topics like dialect in writing, how history may judge us, inspirational teachers, refusing to be labeled and a ton of laughs along the way! J.W. Voyce website with social media links Ending Samsara on Amazon Scrivener (use coupon code CHAPTER to save 20% on the regular...

Duration:00:45:29

Steven C. Levi: To Lie Like An Alaskan & The Human Face of the Alaskan Gold Rush

3/16/2021
Episode 168 takes us north of the lower 48 into the Alaskan territory of Anchorage and guest author, Steven C. Levi! Listen in as we discuss finding/telling stories no one has heard before, get some tips on writing, hear and feel his deep affinity for living in Alaska, and get some ideas of what NOT to ask should you visit haha! Steven C. Levi website Steven C. Levi on Author Masterminds Steven C. Levi Facebook page Scrivener (use coupon code CHAPTER to save 20% on the regular desktop...

Duration:00:43:34

Gary Morgenstein: A Fastball For Freedom

3/9/2021
Episode 167 brings back a favorite previous guest and incredibly talented author and playwright, Gary Morgenstein! This time Gary and Jason discuss the idiosyncrasies of writing habits, Characters that take over, using Zoom meetings for theater production and so much more before diving into his latest book, A Fastball For Freedom! Gary Morgenstein at BHC Books Gary Morgenstein at Amazon Gary Morgenstein at Facebook (go here for updates on his new show on YouTube, Joyland coming March...

Duration:00:43:05

Jamie Beck: For All She Knows

3/3/2021
Episode 166 with WSJ and USA Today best-selling author, Jamie Beck is available! (Finally!) Some technical difficulties may have held the episode up, but you don't want to miss our conversations on success through failure and rejection, genre-blending, crossover in stories and writing from instinct along with a delightful sample chapter from Jamie's latest, For All She Knows! Jamie Beck website with social media links For All She Knows Amazon pre-order Scrivener (use coupon code CHAPTER...

Duration:00:25:26

J.D. May: Factor-7

2/23/2021
Episode 165 brings the thrills with debut author, J.D. May and her fast-paced novel, Factor-7! Listen in as she describes the feeling of getting back to writing after a very long hiatus, hearing characters speak as we write, using travel locations in our stories and so much more before diving into a frightening sample chapter! J.D. May website with social media & sales links J.D. May on Goodreads Scrivener (use coupon code CHAPTER to save 20% on the regular desktop version!) Go here for...

Duration:00:43:26

Tracy Dobmeier & Wendy Katzman: Girls With Bright Futures

2/17/2021
Episode 164 brings a new dynamic duo of best friends writing together in Tracy Dobmeier and Wendy Katzman! Listen to these long-time besties describe how they literally googled, "how to write a book", what went into the planning and preparation, and learn what a no apologies promise can do for their writing! Tracy Dobmeier & Wendy Katzman website with Social media and sale links for wherever you buy books! Scrivener (use coupon code CHAPTER to save 20% on the regular desktop version!) Go...

Duration:00:31:04

Tarek Badr: Chaos Storm

2/9/2021
Episode 163 goes all the way to Cairo Egypt for our conversation with epic fantasy author, Tarek Badr! Tarek and Jason have a great chat about topics like books that affect and inspire you, the constant questioning of our work as writers, the fantasy in Star Wars, MCU vs DCU world-building styles, mysterious tattoos and so much more! Tarek Badr website with social media links! Chaos Storm on Amazon Tarek Badr on Goodreads Scrivener (use coupon code CHAPTER to save 20% on the regular...

Duration:00:43:54

Stephen L. Bruneau: The SCOTUS Affair

2/2/2021
Episode 162 brings Boston crime-thriller author, Stephen L. Bruneau as our guest! Stephen and Jason have a wonderful chat along with a few laughs over writing habits, how he learned to be a storyteller, the evolution of his detective MC, as well as getting a sneak peek at the next three books in the series! Stephen L. Bruneau website, blog, and book purchase links Stephen L. Bruneau on Facebook and Twitter Scrivener (use coupon code CHAPTER to save 20% on the regular desktop...

Duration:00:44:54

Sariah Ellsmore: 7217: Inspired Joy

1/26/2021
Episode 161 brings a spiritual side to the show with guest author, Sariah Ellsmore. We're discussing discovering our inner talents, defining that inner voice when you write, and helicopters over planes, plus there's a mysterious element to the episode when strange occurrences are happening even during the interview! Fortunately, Sariah knows precisely what's going on but you've got to listen to hear what it is so what are you waiting for?! Sariah Ellsmore books on Amazon Sariah Ellsmore on...

Duration:00:42:06

Donna Koros Stramella: Coffee Killed My Mother

1/19/2021
Episode 160 brings us a heartwarming conversation with Maryland author, Donna Koros Stramella talking about her debut novel, Coffee Killed My Mother. Donna and Jason also discuss "old school" typewriters, the writing and habits that shaped her career, and finding your book's characters in real life! Coffee Killed My Mother on Amazon Donna Koros Stramella on Facebook and Goodreads Scrivener (use coupon code CHAPTER to save 20% on the regular desktop version!) Audible free 30-day...

Duration:00:30:03