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The Read Between the Worlds podcast is devoted to independent writing, reading and publishing. Podcast episodes will feature the books you'll find here at Two Worlds Media and discuss the world of "indie" writing and publishing. Episodes include discussions of self-publishing and writing; sampler episodes where you will hear readings of from featured books; author interviews, interviews with writers, publishers and teachers.






Marc Schelske Talks About Marketing Your Book and Yourself

Marc Schelske, author of The Wisdom of Your Heart -- Discovering the God-Given Purpose and Power of Your Emotions and his self-published book Discovering Your Authentic Core Values. Mark has recently released his first commercially published book (David C. Cook) and has some great thoughts about marketing your name and, most importantly your book. Having both a self-published book and the recent commercial release Marc has lots of practical advice for aspiring writers. Also, look for Marc's...

Duration: 00:57:45

[26] Interview: Jeremy Myers

Today's episode is an interview with Jeremy Myers, graduate of Moody Bible Institute, Dallas Theological Seminary and prolific writer about all things theological. Jeremy has been writing and publishing for many years, having written and published, not only his own books, but several by other authors. In this episode we touch on such publishing issues as cover design, ISBN (International Standard Book Number) and marketing strategies. In This Podcast: Redeeming God (website) Redeeming...

Duration: 00:52:46

[ 25 ] Preaching to the Quoir – An Interview with Rafael Polendo

Dan interviews Ralph Polendo, creator of Quoir a self-publishing service and small publishing company. In this dialogue, Ralph talks about his journey into the publishing world, and into what he calls "organic church." For his publishing company, Ralph uses Lightning Source/Ingram Spark for the books they publish. He spends some time explaining how those services differ from CreateSpace, an Amazon company, which many self-publishers use. Today's guest describes a company that evaluates and...

Duration: 01:00:15

[ 24 ] Kiah Cross: Fiction with a Touch of Fantasy

Kia Cross, is a health care professional and a writer--in that order. Her book is titled Blue - The Calling. In this interview, she confesses to being reluctant to write for anyone else to read, a feeling with which many of us who love the written word can identify. Kiah talks about her work with vulnerable children in her family and around the world, as well as her passion for words and story. This guest is the first fiction writer we've had on the podcast and the first author we've...

Duration: 00:57:01

[ 23 ] Interview with Richard Jacobson

An interview with Richard Jacobson, author of Unchurching: Christianity Without Churchianity. Richard describes his journey as a self-published author of his first book. He talks about the motivation for his work as well as some of the tools he used, and strategies for marketing. Richard is from Nashville, TN where he is a part of what he calls an "unchurched community." Mentioned in this podcast: Unchurching: Christianity Without Churchianity Unchurching Podcast (Bonus podcast on...

Duration: 00:50:26

[22] Sampler: Marriage Rx – Prescription for a Radical Marriage

A sampler episode featuring the second chapter of Marriage Rx. This book focuses on some of the keys to relationship that should inform our marriages. Though Marriage Rx is designed for married Christians, the relational concepts can be applied to non-married persons as well. This sample is from the audio book of Marriage Rx which should be available in a few weeks at Audible.

Duration: 00:51:00

[21] Hey, Teacher! Let’s Talk About Rhythm in Writing

An interview with Jenna Mayhew Thompson, writing instructor at Pacific University and Warner Pacific College. This episode discusses how to develop rhythm and flow in writing. Jenna suggests some exercises that may help writers not "over mesmerize" their readers. Mentioned in this episode: Liar's League PDX - Foreign Exchange, By Jenna Thompson We are the Stories We Tell Ourselves by Dan Wieden. In Portland Magazine - August 2013, pg. 24 (Published by University of Portland) Pacific...

Duration: 00:20:37

[20] Sampler: Pulpit Fiction Audio Book

The first audio book offering, Pulpit Fiction is now available at Audible. There will be more audio books in the near future. This episode introduces you to the first audio book from Two Worlds Media on the Max Features imprint. Mentioned in this episode: Pulpit Fiction

Duration: 00:14:33

[ 19 ] Interview with Jody Mayhew (Sword of Submission)

An interview with Jody Mayhew, co-author of Sword of Submission - Reclaiming the Power of Being Human. Dan and Jody discuss how the book came to be and explore some of the key concepts, including the truth that submission has nothing to do with dominance and passivity, but learning a restored relationship between God and His creation. Mentioned in this episode: Dr. Joe Aldrich of Multnomah University Sword of Submission (the book)

Duration: 00:34:10

[ 18 ] Sampler: Sword of Submission

A sample of Sword of Submssion, Reclaiming the Power of Being Human. This is a book that takes a fresh look at an often misunderstood principle in the Bible. Submission is not the means of keeping people in line and preserving order, it is the training that prepares each of us to reclaim the power of being human that is only available when we live in relationship with our Creator.

Duration: 00:36:48

17] Interview: Dick Williams, Author of Keys of the Kingdom

An interview with Dick Williams, author of The Transforming Power of the Keys of the Kingdom - Unlocking the Process of a New Testament Conversion. Learn about the author's journey through the Jesus movement of the 70s, involvement with the house churches in Great Britain and the importance of applying the elementary principles of Hebrews to our life in Christ. Mentioned in this Episode: The Transforming Power of the Keys of the Kingdom. Ern Baxter. British House Church Movement.

Duration: 00:32:57

16) Interview: Daryl Knudeson – Sacred Story

Dan interviews Daryl Knudeson, author of Sacred Story, Finding God in the Ordinary. This is a companion podcast to episode 15, in which Dan read two chapters as a sample. Mentioned in this episode: Sacred Story, Finding God in the Ordinary Goodbye, Little One, Through Deep Grief to Deep Life The Butterfly and the Stone, God's Love on a Prodigal Journey

Duration: 00:30:54

15) Sampler: Sacred Story, Finding God in the Ordinary

Today's episode is a sample of the book, Sacred Story, Finding God in the Ordinary by Daryl Knudeson. This book of 40 short chapters is designed to call attention to the day to day lessons that our heavenly Father prepares for us. For discussion or personal meditation or group discussion, Daryl's book is sure to awaken your heart to the wonder of the ordinary. Mentioned in this episode: Sacred Story Createspace

Duration: 00:19:38

Episode 14: Hey, Teacher! Resistance to Writing

This is the first "Hey, Teacher!" episode. These podcasts grapple with issues that are common to writers. Dan interviews Jenna Thompson, who has a Masters of Fine Arts degree from Pacific University and teaches at Pacific and at Warner Pacific College. Today's topic: Resistance. How do you climb over those barriers that try to prevent you from putting fingers to keyboard. Mentioned in this episode: The War of Art by Stephen Pressfield.

Duration: 00:21:42

Episode 13 (Sampler): Keys of the Kingdom

This sampler episode spotlights The Transforming Power of the Keys of the Kingdom by Dick Williams. This book calls into question the traditional understanding of conversion being a simple agreement with a few central tenets of Christian doctrine. Subtitled "Unlocking the process of New Testament Conversion" the book explores the notion that following Jesus is not just a decision, it is an ongoing transformation. Watch for an interview with the author in the next few episodes.

Duration: 00:20:26

Episode 12: Big Orders or Small Orders? And Some Holiday Humor

When ordering a print run of one of your titles from CreateSpace, you may discover that smaller orders have a much quicker turnaround time than a larger order. We discovered that a few books drop-shipped had a quicker turnaround time by nearly a week than our order of 200. Also, for some Christmas fun, an excerpt from Sound the Holiday Alarm.

Duration: 00:14:42

Episode 9: Word Processor and Thanksgiving Fun

In this Episode... Announcement of the upcoming release of Come Follow Me - 356 Days Walking in the Spirit. Brief comments about the importance of a suitable word processing application. A sample of Sound the Holiday Alarm - The Nativities are Getting Restless.

Duration: 00:17:02

Episode 8: Fireball Turkey

A quick look at a new release at Two Worlds Media, Sound the Holiday Alarm (the nativities are getting restless) by Dan "Max" Mayhew. This is one of four books in the Zootron Chronicles series which are published under the Max Features imprint. This one, and the other three books in the series are just for fun. Enjoy!

Duration: 00:05:47

Episode 6: CreateSpace, The Big Dog

A whirlwind intro to publishing with CreatSpace with a tip of the hat to a few other publishing platforms. Much more could be said, but ya gotta start someplace. A couple of related links:

Duration: 00:19:30

Podcast 5: Interview Jody Mayhew

As a follow up to the sampler episode featuring The Ancient Deceptions - Uncover the Oldest Tricks in The Book, Dan interviews the author, Jody Mayhew (yes, they've been married for nearly 45 years!) Jody talks about Abide Ministries, Sonship Studies and some of the deceptions that are dealt with in the book. The link to her video blog has been added under the "Resources" tab above.

Duration: 00:25:36

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