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The Author Inside You Podcast is an online radio show designed to encourage authors to write and publish their first book. The podcast, produced and hosted by Leah and Matt Rafferty, is recorded in an interview style with a different author on each episode. The guests share their insights on creating their first book, from the rejections to the praise, with the hope that through their motivation, we can all one day publish the book of our dreams! ​If you have a comment or suggestion for a future guest, please let us know!






Don't Even Think About It, Just Start Writing! - Kaylee Shadows

Kaylee Shadows enjoys traveling and saving money at the same time. Her friends appreciated her great money saving tips so much that they encouraged her to write a book. Six months later she had it completed and now it's available on Amazon! Her advice to authors? "Get out of your own way and start writing."

Duration: 00:20:25

You Don't Have To Be Great, You Just Have To Have Passion - Kim Interdonato

Author Kim Interdonato wrote her first book about dating, and she's not afraid to share her mistakes. Author mistakes, that is! If fear is holding you back from publishing your book, then this episode is a must listen for you! Kim says "If you believe in your book and believe in yourself, then you are going to go very, very far."

Duration: 00:29:47

A Foundling Shares His Story - Joseph Wood

If you're like most people, you have never heard the term foundling. Saving Joey is author Joseph Wood's experience as a foundling and how his life was saved by the kindness of a stranger.

Duration: 00:44:03

Let People In, They Want To Root For You - Jacquelyn Sill

While vacationing in Thailand, author Jacquelyn Sill journaled about her experiences. That journal was an inspiration for Jacquelyn's book Where the Water Rages. During this episode of The Author Inside You podcast she shares some valuable insight into character development and the importance of having an experienced editor on your team.

Duration: 00:36:54

I Published a Book - Start to Finish and You Can Do It Too!

Russ Grimes, an engineer from Michigan, often dreamed of being a super hero. The process took more than a year, but Russ wrote a young adult book that features his alter-ego as the main character. In this episode of The Author Inside You, Russ tells us that the hardest part for him was just getting started. For some inspiration on getting started, listen to this interview with Russ!

Duration: 00:19:43

Step Out and Try Something New - Stephanie Baruffi

We all know we should be building our audiences and be more active on social media. Stephanie Baruffi is our guest on this episode of The Author Inside You, and she has some great tips on how to grow your social media audience. If you're ready to be motivated, you have to listen to this episode of TAIY!

Duration: 00:33:45

Write What You Want To Read - Jackie D

Jackie D discovered that finding a publisher that specialized in her genre helped make her book a reality. In this episode of The Author Inside You, we discuss some great tips for fighting writer's block.

Duration: 00:24:02

Nothing Happens Until You Start Typing - Bob Adamov

Author Bob Adamov did not write and publish his first book until he was 51 years old. Now he has published 10 books with two more in the works. Regardless of your background or age, it's never too late to begin writing your book!

Duration: 00:34:47

Don't Give Up! Try To Write Everyday

After winning a trip to Gettysburg, author JDR Hawkins was inspired to write a series of novels focusing on the Civil War from the perspective of a Confederate soldier.

Duration: 00:22:35

Selling Ads Within Your Book

Author and dog trainer Mark Castillero joins us to explain how he used his passion for dogs to write a "how to" book. More Than a Dog Whisperer is now being used as a marketing tool and is helping Mark's business gain more credibility in his field.

Duration: 00:20:28

Give Your Book a Break For a Week- Then Revisit With Fresh Eyes

Author Clyde P Riddlesbrood wrote his book, "The Greatest Brochure in the World" as a promotion for his theater company. To purchase his book click on Riddlesbrood.com/book To book Clyde and his company, call 609-377-9125

Duration: 00:29:25

How to Defeat the "Fear Of Success"

Author Laura Ranger feared success for many years, but eventually overcame the emotional obstacles and now she owns a thriving publishing company. Through her journey, Laura has learned that the biggest tool new authors need is to know how to market their work.

Duration: 00:25:21

Self Publishing? Don't Underestimate What You Can Do!

After being frustrated that many products consumed by Americans are being manufactured in other countries, James Stuber set out to make a difference. He created a non-profit organization, a web page, and a self-published book. In this episode of The Author Inside You, we talk to Jim about the months of hard work that went into researching and writing What If Things Were Made In America Again.

Duration: 00:27:38

Target Other Authors Who Write in Your Genre

First-time novelist Rick Dees shares some great marketing advice on this episode of The Author Inside You, including targeting other authors on Amazon. Rick says that if you "believe in your dream, you really can get a book published!"

Duration: 00:25:07

When You Have a Blueprint, You Can Get There!

Maryann Ridini Spencer is an experienced writer who shares with us some very valuable advice - in order to be an efficient writer, you must first make an outline.

Duration: 00:27:05

15 Minutes of Fame Helps Rocket Book Up The Amazon Rankings

You've heard of deflategate, right? Well, Boston sports fan Keith Guernsey devoted a chapter to the controversy in his book Fathers and Sons/Sports and Life. That chapter helped Keith gain his 15 minutes of fame.

Duration: 00:20:31

016 Brian P Cleary

Children's book author Brian P. Cleary has sold over 3 million books and has traveled to more than 500 schools promoting his work.

Duration: 00:32:08

Your Book: Make That Dream Come True!

Megan started started writing the first book of her trilogy in her teens, wrote the second book in her 20s and the third in her 30s. Megan shares with us a great way to promote your book on social media utilizing memes and hashtags.

Duration: 00:21:39

An Unusual Way To Use Pinterest To Promote Your Book

Kitty Pilgrim left the hectic life of a television journalist to become a full-time fiction writer. In this episode of The Author Inside You podcast, Kitty explains how she uses video to create a unique experience for her readers.

Duration: 00:28:37

Write your book now - you'd be foolish NOT to!

Ryan Montoya was recently in the news as a result of a hiking accident that left him injured and stranded on a snow-covered mountain for days. He knows that for life to be exciting, you have to take risks, which is why he wrote his first book The Pilgrim's Ladder.

Duration: 00:20:44

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