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Live Free with Angela Kay Austin

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Live Free with USA Today Bestselling Author Angela Kay Austin. Angela explores the world of books and travel, one person and one country at a time! Is that an odd mix? Hmm. As she travels, she’ll introduce you to the people, culture and books of the community around her.

Live Free with USA Today Bestselling Author Angela Kay Austin. Angela explores the world of books and travel, one person and one country at a time! Is that an odd mix? Hmm. As she travels, she’ll introduce you to the people, culture and books of the community around her.

Location:

United States

Genres:

Romance

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Live Free with USA Today Bestselling Author Angela Kay Austin. Angela explores the world of books and travel, one person and one country at a time! Is that an odd mix? Hmm. As she travels, she’ll introduce you to the people, culture and books of the community around her.

Language:

English


Episodes

Travel Interlude: Liverpool, England

7/16/2021
Can anyone say, "Road Trip"? Yay! We were able to hop on a train and take a quick trip to #Liverpool. I don't really know what I expected, but I did enjoy each moment! Don't forget to follow me on your favorite social media: https://linktr.ee/angelakayaustin My mother once told me that she loved #TheBeatles, and so now that I have the opportunity to visit their land of The Beatles, why not visit?! To watch this video, check out my #YouTube...

Duration:00:05:35

Author's Mindset: Brian W. Smith

7/15/2021
I've heard a lot about Brian's work through book clubs out of #Memphis, #Tennessee. The organizer of one club DM'd me and told me of her love for his #books and asked me if I planned to interview him.⁠ ⁠ Don't forget to follow me on your favorite social media: https://linktr.ee/angelakayaustin⁠ ⁠ You know that if someone in my hometown vouches for anything, I have to check it out!!! So, I looked him up and reached out to ask him to join me, and he said yes!⁠ ⁠ If you're not familiar...

Duration:00:30:04

Night out in London: Nina Simone and Me

7/2/2021
Well, kind of! I was invited to a #jazz concert. The cover band were covering the fabulous #NinaSimone! Don't forget to follow me on your favorite social media: https://linktr.ee/angelakayaustin In case you didn't know, I played the clarinet and saxophone for about twenty years. (No, I cannot still play, but my beautiful niece has picked up where I left off!) That being said, I love music, and #jazz is one of my favorites. Literally, I turn it on when I wake in the morning and it eases me...

Duration:00:02:02

Afton Locke On Writing

6/24/2021
I want to introduce you all ot Afton Locke. She is definitely one of the most surprising women I've met on the #indieauthor circuit. She's always so soft spoken and quite, but don't put a microphone in her hand!!! Don't forget to follow me on your favorite social media: https://linktr.ee/angelakayaustin Afton has published #Romance #books and for many years has written several #interracial #Romance #books. One of the things that I like about her is that she's taken this chance. For those...

Duration:00:28:52

I Walked A Half-Marathon Through London

6/17/2021
Yep, you read that right! I walked a #half-marathon through the scenic streets of #London! It took me four and a half hours, but I saw parts of #London that I'd never seen before. Don't forget to follow me on your favorite social media: https://linktr.ee/angelakayaustin When I decided to move to #London, one of the reason I chose the city was because of it's transportation system and the simple fact that so much of it is walkable. So, of course, I had to take advantage of an opportunity to...

Duration:00:02:17

Author's Mindset: Purpose Behind The Indie Books

6/10/2021
Whenever I meet a "new to me" #indieauthor, I always ask why they jumped into the world of #Indiepublishing. I asked that question of #SanGriffin. Her love for her son and the desire to uplift young Black men and women through your poetry and art shone through in this conversation. Don't forget to follow me on your favorite social media: https://linktr.ee/angelakayaustin When I started writing it was because I wanted to see more Black women on the pages of #books. Fast-forward fifteen...

Duration:00:30:22

Travel Interlude: Tottenham Hotspur Stadium

6/3/2021
So... Yeah. I went to see a #football stadium in the #UK. The #TottenhamHotspur team stadium located in North #London. Don't forget to follow me on your favorite social media: https://linktr.ee/angelakayaustin I'm sure you guys know that I know nothing about #football (for the #Americans #soccer), but when I was told about the stadium, I wanted to see it. I mean why not. I'm in #London, how could I not visit a #football stadium. First thoughts -- I was amazed at the sheer size of the...

Duration:00:04:07

Author's Mindset: Olivia Gaines

5/28/2021
I don't remember how many years ago I met Olivia Gaines, but I rememer that the first time we spoke, she complimented me and I never forgot it. #Indiepublishing can be complicated, it is nice when you find someone else doing what you do who supports you along your journey. Find me on your favorite social media platform: https://linktr.ee/angelakayaustin Over nine years, Olivia Gaines has published fifty #books. She's been nominated for and won several awards. Olivia's humor is one of the...

Duration:00:30:43

Self-Publishing Interlude: Indie Publishing Events: IRAE 2021

5/20/2021
IRAE 2021 was held in Florida. The event was a legacy event that my friend Kassanna refused to let die, as a result she has now been presenting this event annually. Don't forget to follow me on your favorite social media: https://linktr.ee/angelakayaustin Kassanna and Denise Williams Cherry work together to hold this event each year. Hundreds of readers and authors who write diverse romance attend. 2021 was the first year that I personally was not able to attend. (Sniffles) This event is...

Duration:00:02:34

Indie Published Books For Small Businesses

5/13/2021
When you work the #indiepublishing circuit, you meet a lot of people. If you're afraid to network, it can be overwhelming at time. But if you fight against that fear, then you never know who you might meet. That person could very well help you with your next #book project. Find me on your favorite social media: https://linktr.ee/angelakayaustin Recently, I participated in the Black Ink Festival thanks to Savannah J. Frierson. Because of that #book event, I met #DeeBowden. After Dee and I...

Duration:00:31:16

Travel Interlude: Brighton Beach, London, UK

5/7/2021
In #America​ we have quite a few little seaside towns. Areas like #OceanCity​ #Maryland​, #AtlanticCity​ #NewJersey​, or #Baltimore​ #Maryland​ sit right on the water and I frequented them often when I was in those areas. Don't forget to follow me on your favorite social media: https://linktr.ee/angelakayaustin​ A friend told me of the Brighton Beach area, and I couldn't say no. It was super cold, but I thought it would be awesome to share something new with you!!! #BrightonBeach​ When...

Duration:00:05:00

Rebecca Lee Speaks About Becoming A Voiceover Artist

4/29/2021
A lot of us have been told, "You have a beautiful voice." But what do we do with it after we hear those words? Anything? Don't forget to find me on your favorite social media: https://linktr.ee/angelakayaustin If you're interested in becoming a #voiceoverartist, this is the conversation for you! Rebecca Lee shares with how she broke into the #voiceoverartist industry. During this invrview she shares some of her tips about #voiceoverartisttraining and some of her best...

Duration:00:30:50

Travel Interlude: Champaign And A Hike

4/22/2021
Hey guys! In pure celebration of my #50th #Birthday! I spent the day hiking about the #Putney #Wimbledon (and #Richmond) Commons. Don't forge to find me on your favorite #socialmedia: https://linktr.ee/angelakayaustin I love #hiking. Now, let me quickly clarify, this does not mean that I strap a backpack to my back and wander around hiking the Appalachian trail. I can't tell you which shoes are the best hiking shoes or the best hiking backpack or anything about hiking gear. However as I...

Duration:00:04:49

Discussing Indie Pubishing with Stella Eromonsere-Ajanaku

4/15/2021
Stella is the author of 34 books! She has #self-published since her first #book. She and I discuss her #indiepublishing journey. Don't forget to follow me on your favorite social media: https://linktr.ee/angelakayaustin In the world of #indiepublishing, you meet many people along your #writing journey. If you stay on it long enough, you'll meet people who will help you succeed. Stella is one of those people. Stella started a Facebook chat group of #indieauthors, and from that chat sprung...

Duration:00:30:40

Exploring Brick Lane, London, England

4/8/2021
If I live in #London for too much longer, I may never buy a car! I love explorin #London by walking through the streets. Everything moves slow enough to where you don't miss anything. Don't forget to follow me on your favorite social media: https://linktr.ee/angelakayaustin Brick Lane is in the East End area of #London. I was told that it was an area I had to visit because of its #streetart. I'm an #American in #London. So, of course, I was curious. We have a lot of #streetart in #America,...

Duration:00:04:46

Let's Talk About Book Promotion with The Fussy Librarian

4/1/2021
When it comes to #indiepublishing, there are many things an #author must consider. One of the concerns is #indiebookmarketing. How will your prospective #reader know your #book is available? Don't forget to follow me on your favorite social media: https://linktr.ee/angelakayaustin The Fussy Librarian founded by #JeffreyBruner. The website is dedicated to helping #readers find #books of interest. How does this help #authors? It helps us because they have two newsletters. Newsletters that go...

Duration:00:30:43

Candid Moment About Surving Grief and Loss

3/25/2021
In this episode, I take you on a walkabout with me through #HydePark in #London. It's a beautiful open space park area that reminds me of Central Gardens in New York. Don't forget to follow me on your favorite social media: https://linktr.ee/angelakayaustin During this episode I talk about one of the reasons I started this journey of self-discovery. Also, I briefly discuss surviving grief and loss. Leaning into my #faith and family, I am here walking the streets of #London. But the...

Duration:00:05:26

Indie Book Distribution: Kindle Direct Publishing

3/18/2021
When you take that first step into #self-publishing, it can be scary. One major question is, "How do you get your book into the hands of a reader?" Some in the #indiepublishing world use #aggregators to distribute their #books, others upload directly to each #book distributor. Don't forget to find me on your favorite social media: https://linktr.ee/angelakayaustin. Personally, I do both. I use a mix of aggregators and direct uploads. For each #indiepublished #author, you will have to make...

Duration:00:15:42

What is Ghostwriting?

3/11/2021
Have you read a book penned by a #ghostwriter? How would you know? What does that mean anyway? Does it mean the #book is better? Worse? Does it mean the name on the #book cover is fake? Don't forget to follow me on your favorite social media: https://linktr.ee/angelakayaustin I interviewed two writers who not only write their own works, but who have in the past or who presently work as a #ghostwriter -- Laura T. Johnson and K.T. Bond. Join me as I chat with them about the what it means to...

Duration:00:30:39

Travel Interlude: London: Oxford Circus

3/4/2021
#OxfordCircus #London I can really only say one thing, this is where you come to shop. I am sooooo not a shopper, so #lockdown didn't impact me as I walked around and stared through the windows of the closed stores. Don't forget to follow me on your favorite social media: https://linktr.ee/angelakayaustin The shops in #OxfordCircus included Michael Khors, Kate Spade, Calvin Klein, Breitling, and more! Clearly this street would be one I would probably avoid during peak tourist seasons....

Duration:00:03:32