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76 minutes | a day ago
DIY Writer #39 Christopher Russell
Christopher is one of those guys that is just fun to listen to. We talked about his debut novel Divinity’s Twilight: Rebirth and how he came up with this incredible world and magic system. I really can’t wait to see where he is with his author career in 5 years.https://www.christopherrussellauthor.com/https://www.amazon.com/gp/product/B088PB6M5Dhttps://www.facebook.com/DivinitysTwilightBooks/?view_public_for=101421541236852https://www.instagram.com/christopher_russell_author/https://twitter.com/Chris_DT_authorhttps://www.youtube.com/channel/UCJ0d6wMwDP7LO1s4YnMz__gAbout Christopher RussellI'm Christopher Russell, a weaver of words and the wondrous worlds that spring from them. I might also be a fan of alliteration.My debut work, the fantasy epic Divinity's Twilight: Rebirth, releases on E-book June 2, 2020, and in physical mediums September 22, 2020. This opening entry in the gripping Divinity's Twilight series follows a band of military cadets torn from their peaceful lives when a tragic failure by their ancestors, a mistake seven centuries old, dredges itself from an all too shallow grave.Sample chapters from the novel and assorted short stories are available at christopherrussellauthor.com/books-1--and check out the rest of my site for setting details, character previews, new projects, and more.About The AuthorChristopher Russell (native of Williamsburg, VA) is a 28-year-old mechanical and aerospace engineer (graduate of the University of Virginia) who has loved reading since the day he picked up a book and writing since he could scrawl his first letters. After voraciously consuming titles from every genre--ranging from Star Wars to Lord of the Rings--he decided to combine the expertise from his professional education, passions, and Christian faith into a fantasy epic bridging the gap between magic and science. He currently resides in Charlottesville, Virginia, with his loyal dog, Vallen, named after the protagonist of his first work. For behind-the-scenes information on all of Christopher Russell's works, visit christopherrussellauthor.com.
56 minutes | 3 days ago
DIY Writer #38 Jeff Kohanek
Best Selling Author Jeff Kohanek shares a little about his books, future books, and his views on the indie book industry. The author of the Wizardoms series, also gives some tips, tricks, and shares some of the knowledge he has acquired being both an author and running the publisher Fall Brandt Press. https://jeffreylkohanek.com/https://www.amazon.com/Jeffrey-L-Kohanek/e/B01F1G5LTMhttps://www.facebook.com/JeffreyLKohanekhttps://twitter.com/JLKohanekhttps://www.fallbrandtpress.com/About Jeffrey L. KohanekI love fantasy, adventure, and magic. More than that, I adore my readers.My books are written to entertain -- fantasy adventures filled with compelling characters, spectacular magic, thrilling action, constant intrigue, and a sense of discovery. I equate them to the "Marvel Movie" version of fiction, intended to be a fun escape.I would love to have you join me and my quirky characters for one outrageous adventure after another. With over a million published words, my author journey has just begun. Jeffrey L. Kohanek grew up in rural Minnesota where comic books sparked his young imagination, inspiring fantasies of heroes with super-powers saving the day. His tastes later evolved to fantasy epics featuring unlikely heroes overcoming impossible odds to save worlds born from the writer's imagination.Now residing in southern California, Jeff uses that imagination to weave tales of engaging characters caught in fantastic plots to inspire young adults and the child within us all.
66 minutes | 3 days ago
DIY Writer #37 CL Cannon
Courtney Cannon is one of those people that seems to have endless energy and lucky for the rest of us, an endless amount of opportunities to for authors to help themselves. A USA Best Selling Author, Cannon covers all the bases when it comes to being a super hero in the publishing industry. https://clcannon.nethttps://fiction-atlas.com.https://facebook.com/groups/fabuildandpromohttps://instagram.com/cl_cannonhttps://twitter.com/clcannonauthorhttps://facebook.com/clcannonauthorhttps://facebook.com/fictionatlashttps://youtube.com/c/clcannonauthorC.L. Cannon is a USA Today Bestselling Author, publisher, publicist, editor, designer, and lots of other occupations with the -er sound at the end!She is a woman of many talents who never gives up or stops improving. She enjoys writing about love and friendship. She loves it even more when she can add fantasy and science fiction aspects to those themes!She’s a self-proclaimed Harry Potter freak (Slytherin Pride people), lover of anything Joss Whedon (Spuffy forever), Tolkien fiend (who enjoys second breakfast), an addict of classic literature (Social class struggles turn me on… literally yah see what I did there?)
64 minutes | 4 days ago
DIY Writer #36 Terrance Popp
Terrance Popp is a Vet, Comedian, Political Satirist, Philosopher, and an Author. Remarkably interesting conversation about overcoming many hurdles, including dyslexia. Terrance has more books that he is working on and hopes to have out next year.Website https://www.redonkulas.com/Youtube https://www.youtube.com/c/redonkulaspoppThe Warrior’s Way and The Soldiers' SoulThe Jericho FilesBook 1: The Killer of KillersBook 2: Showdown Terrance Popp has a YouTube channel dedicated to political satire and comedy.If it's wrong or ridiculous, we're talking about it at REDONKULAS.COM! A 20+ year Army vet sees some screwed up stuff that can slant one's perspective on the world. This is where you will get a load of that perspective. It's not always pretty, but it's always redonkulas.
58 minutes | 7 days ago
DIY Writer #35 Bethany Hoeflich
Very interesting interview with Bethany and her friend Trixie. Bethany is not only the author of The Dreg Series, but also the organizer of a best selling anthology From The Shadows which can be found at https://www.indiefantasyaddicts.com/https://bethanyhoeflich.com/ https://www.facebook.com/BethanyHoeflichAuthor https://www.amazon.com/Bethany-Hoeflich/e/B07GPXDNRS Bethany Hoeflich is the author of the Dreg Trilogy. She lives in Central Pennsylvania with her husband, three children and an assortment of furry (and scaly) creatures. Monday through Friday, Bethany is at the mercy of the sadistic whims of her scatterbrained muse, feverishly churning out the words for her next novel. On the weekends, Bethany wrestles narwhals, participates in competitive taco-eating competitions and visits alternate dimensions through a rift in her stereotypically dark and spooky basement.
57 minutes | 10 days ago
DIY Writer #34 Jennifer Anne Gordon
Jennifer is an Author, Artist, Podcaster, Dance Instructor, and just a wonderfully dark and funny horror writer. Enjoy this conversation where we even talk about ballroom dancing. https://www.jenniferannegordon.com/https://www.facebook.com/JenniferAnneGordonAuthor/https://twitter.com/JenniferAnneGo5https://www.instagram.com/jennifergenevievegordon/https://www.amazon.com/Jennifer-Gordon/e/B0854PYTXX/https://anchor.fm/voxvomitusJennifer Anne Gordon is a Gothic horror novelist. Her work includes Beautiful, Frightening and Silent (2020) which won the Kindle Award for Best Horror/Suspense for 2020, and From Daylight to Madness (The Hotel book 1), and When the Sleeping Dead Still Talk (The Hotel book 2).She had a collection of her mixed media artwork published during spring of 2020, entitled Victoriana: mixed media art of Jennifer GordonJennifer is one of the hosts as well as the creator of Vox Vomitus, a video podcast on the Global Authors on the Air Network, as well as the Co-Host of the You Tube Channel “Talk Horror to Me”. She had been a contributor to Ladies of Horror Fiction, as well as Horror Tree.Jennifer is a pale curly haired ginger, obsessed with horror, ghosts, abandoned buildings, and her dog "Lord Tubby".She graduated from the New Hampshire Institute of Art, where she studied Acting. She also studied at the University of New Hampshire with a concentration in Art History and English.She has made her living as an actress, a magician's assistant, a "gallerina", a comic book dealer, a painter, and burlesque performer and for the past 10 years as an award-winning professional ballroom dancer, performer, instructor, and choreographer.When not scribbling away (ok, typing frantically) she enjoys traveling with her fiancé and dance partner, teaching her dog ridiculous tricks (like 'give me a kiss' and 'what hand is the treat in?' ok these are not great tricks.) as well as taking photos of abandoned buildings and haunted locations.She is a leo, so at the end of the day she just thinks about her hair.
60 minutes | 10 days ago
DIY Writer #33 JE Mueller
JE Mueller is a fantastic fiction writer and one of the authors in From the Shadows. Look for her latest release By the Skies on Amazon. https://authorjemueller.wixsite.com/onlinehttps://www.facebook.com/authorJEMueller/https://twitter.com/ThePenguinBardhttps://www.instagram.com/j.e.mueller/https://www.amazon.com/J-E-Mueller/e/B074V9YJWG/ About J E Mueller J.E.Mueller is known as the storyteller among her friend group. Telling tales and weaving plots was always second nature for Mueller growing up. After college Mueller decided to go from telling and dabbling in plots to actually getting a novel out there in the world. After many cups of coffee later, and several dead red pens, there was success.Aside from writing, the author also enjoys reading a wide variety of books and has even joined in helping others with the writing process by alpha and beta reading. When not part of the written world, Mueller can also be found playing action/adventure games, rpgs, sandbox, and nonsense games. Some of her favorites include. Skyrim, Alice: Madness Returns, Splatoon, Fat Princess, Stardew Valley, and the Legend of Zelda series.Updates on future books, events, and giveaways can be found at https://linktr.ee/j.e.mueller
65 minutes | 11 days ago
DIY Writer #32 Kristine Raymond
Romance Author Kristine Raymond and I have a nice chat about the book business, romance writing, and her new series Fin-agled – A Finn’s Finds Mystery. We also talked about here podcast which can be found at www.wordplaypodcast.com. https://www.kristineraymond.com/https://www.amazon.com/Kristine-Raymond/e/B00GNK6SWK/https://www.facebook.com/KristineRaymondAuthor/https://twitter.com/k_raymondauthorhttps://www.instagram.com/author_kristine_raymond/ About Kristine Raymond It wasn't until later in life that Kristine Raymond figured out what she wanted to be when she grew up, an epiphany that occurred in 2013 when she sat down and began writing her first novel. Sixteen books in multiple genres later, she's added the title of podcasting host to her resume, thus assuring that she will never be idle.When a spare moment does present itself, she fills it by navigating the publishing and promotional side of the business. When not doing that, she spends time with her husband and furbabies (not necessarily in that order) at their home in south-central Kentucky, reads, or binge-watches Netflix.To find out more about Kristine, please visit her website at www.kristineraymond.com and follow her on Facebook, Instagram, Twitter, and BookBub.And for links to podcast episodes, guest posts, and other great stuff, check out Word Play with Kristine Raymond at www.wordplaypodcast.com.
91 minutes | 16 days ago
DIY Writer #30 Tricia Silverman
I had a blast talking with Tricia. She is an expert in nutrition and healthy lifestyles. This conversation ran a bit long, because we hit a ton of topics. We will have to do another episode to finish up. LOL.Https://www.TriciaSilverman.comhttps://www.amazon.com/dp/B07ZQMYSJ9/About Tricia SilvermanTricia Silverman is a registered dietitian, a certified wellness coach (Wellcoaches), and a certified fitness instructor (ACE personal trainer/AFAA group fitness instructor). She graduated with honors from SUNY Oneonta's dietetics program, and the Babson College MBA program. She completed her dietetic internship at Brigham and Women's Hospital, a Harvard teaching affiliate.She has worked both in management and as an educator for school nutrition services in Watertown and Boston Public Schools. She spent time as the director of nutrition for the prestigious Canyon Ranch Health Resort in the Berkshires.She owns Tricia Silverman Wellness, based in Massachusetts. Operating since 2004, her company specializes in high-energy, fun, and informative wellness programs, including combined nutrition and fitness programs, innovative nutrition presentations, health fair services, and individual nutrition/wellness coaching sessions.She is a professional speaker and shares her insights at employee sites, senior centers, businesses, conferences, and more! Tricia wrote and leads the Active Aging Nutrition Certification for the SCW Fitness company. She teaches Nutrition Entrepreneurship and Healthy Aging: Nutrition Strategies for Optimal Longevity for Northeastern University.Tricia's awards:* Fitness Presenter of the Year, SCW Florida Fitness Conference, 2018* Fitness Idol, SCW Boston Fitness Conference, 2016* Chapter Member of the Year, National Speakers Association New England, 2008* Recognized Young Dietitian of the Year, Massachusetts Dietetic Association, 2008* Circle Award (for outstanding contribution as newsletter editor), Dietitians in Business and Communications practice group, 2006Tricia has been published in canfitpro Magazine, Bipolar Magazine and Schizophrenia Digest, and other publications. She has been quoted in blogs and numerous articles. Her website is TriciaSilverman.com, and she can be reached at Tricia@TriciaSilverman.com.Https://www.TriciaSilverman.comhttps://www.amazon.com/dp/B07ZQMYSJ9/
79 minutes | 16 days ago
DIY Writer #29 Joan De La Haye
Joan De La Haye is…alright…let’s just be honest here. I’m a fanboy. She’s a damn talented writer in my humble opinion. You know what, buy one of her books and judge for yourself! Be a Freaky Darling and explore the Weird Shit that Fascinates her. LOL.Joan De La Haye writes horror and some very twisted thrillers. She invariably wakes up in the middle of the night, because she's figured out yet another freaky way to mess with her already screwed up characters.Joan is interested in some seriously weird stuff. That's probably also one of the reasons she writes horror.Joan is deep, dark and seriously twisted and so is her writing.You can stalk Joan on her website:https://joandelahaye.com/Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/AuthorJoanDeLaHaye/Twitter: https://twitter.com/JoanDeLaHayeGoodreads: https://www.goodreads.com/author/show/2868872.Joan_De_La_Haye
75 minutes | 18 days ago
DIY Writer #28 Kristina Rienzi
Author, Life Coach, and HR professional. Kristina has a fun outlook on life and is entertaining till the end. I really enjoyed talking about the writing process and how just a few small steps can change the way you start your day. Also, if you happen to be looking for a Life Coach, she's got the skills to help you. Kristina Rienzi is a Jersey Shore-based new adult thriller author, certified professional coach, and the former president of Sisters in Crime-Central Jersey. An INFJ who dreams beyond big, Kristina encourages others (and herself) to embrace the unknown through her stories. When she's not writing or drinking wine, Kristina is spoiling her baby girl (and two fur-babies), dissecting true crime stories, singing (and dancing) to Yacht Rock Radio or rooting for the WVU Mountaineers. She believes in all things paranormal, a closet full of designer bags, weekly manicures, the Law of Attraction, aliens, angels, and the value of a graduate degree in psychologyhttps://kristinarienzi.com/https://www.instagram.com/kristinarienzi/https://www.linkedin.com/in/kristinarienzi/https://www.amazon.com/~/e/B00Q5FPECS
57 minutes | 19 days ago
DIY Writer #27 Helen Edwards
I found myself immersed in the story of John “Dutchy” Edwards as Helen described the book and told story after story of what he went through in his long career in the Canadian Navy. He went through two world wars and visited many different countries.https://dutchysdiaries.ca/ http://edwardsheritageconsulting.ca/ https://www.amazon.com/dp/B08L6J2RXK/IN A NAVAL CAREER that spanned nearly four decades and led him to ports of call and engagements around the globe, John “Dutchy” Edwards rose fromcadet to Commodore in a career rich in adventure and service to his country. This carefully researched and faithfully reproduced volume of his journalsbegins with Dutchy’s early naval experiences in the theatre of battle during the First World War, then follows his peacetime progress on the west and east coasts of Canada in the “Roaring Twenties”. It continues in a return to the Mediterranean aboard HMS Valiant and concludes with North American patrols in command of HMCS Champlain.HELEN EDWARDS’ extensive research skills and knowledge of family history have immeasurably enriched Dutchy’s journals, bringing his words to lifefor a worldwide audience and enhancing our understanding of one of the most notable periods in Canada’s emergence onto the world stage.
52 minutes | 19 days ago
DIY Writer #26 AR Harlow
A.R. HarlowI’ve Lost My Way – The Finding Chronicles Book 2We Must Find Her – The Finding Chronicles Book 1 1/1/2019https://arharlow1122.wixsite.com/author https://www.amazon.com/Must-Find-Finding-Chronicles-Book-ebook/dp/B07MHGP3LVBorn and raised in rural Missouri in what is affectionately known as “the sticks”, A.R. Harlow has found herself living near the big city of St. Louis with her life partner. While still holding a little piece of country at heart, she finds the city to be a place of ideas where she never knows what will happen next. She has a hyper, well-spoken five year old daughter and two cats that also like to keep her on her toes.A.R. Harlow takes great interest in the depths of people and why people act and react and develop the way that they do, so much in fact, that she went to get a B.S. in Psychology and is working through a M.A. in Counseling.She has been writing stories since she was about four years old. When she was around seven, she started to take it more seriously and delved deep into the world of online role-playing game forums and often spent days crafting characters in various worlds, including original settings. Several of her short stories and poetry were published in different charity anthologies and an online fiction magazine.A.R. has been a fan of fantasy and often can be found curled up with a great title that meshes fantasy and science fiction. She has taken a page out of the book of many great authors and has developed a massive multiverse where characters, stories, and timelines will overlap from book to book. She enjoys testing limits, breaking barriers, and tackling any challenge thrown her way.
40 minutes | 21 days ago
DIY Writer #25 Sarah Blair
Sarah is quite a character. Her books and her insane fixation with X-Files makes her very interesting to talk to. Enjoy. Sarah Blair has been writing since her early teenage years when she penned her first ever fan fiction for The X-Files. Her love of all things sexy, snarky, and supernatural developed from reading the greats of the paranormal world, Anne Rice, Laurell K. Hamilton, and Charlaine Harris, as well as thrilling tales of murder and mystery from Chelsea Cain, Tess Gerritsen, Kathy Reichs, and Patricia Cornwell.Spending her formative years living in New York City, Sarah was always fascinated by the parts of the city most people never see; wondering what was behind the millions of windows in the skyscrapers, and hidden in the shadows just beyond the hustle and bustle of the busy city streets. While living a semester abroad at Swansea University in Wales she traveled to nearby Bath and Glastonbury often, drawing inspiration for her writing from the myths and legends surrounding the area.Blair weaves all of these life experiences and writing styles into her own unique Urban Fantasy world, casting the bright lights of the Big Apple on the legends of yore, and entangling the fairy tales and superstitious beliefs of history with modern science and magic. https://sarahlblair.com/https://www.instagram.com/author.sarah.blair/https://twitter.com/sarahlblairhttps://www.patreon.com/thexcasthttps://twitter.com/TheX_Casthttps://msha.ke/author.sarah.blair/#check-it-out
56 minutes | 23 days ago
DIY Writer #24 Liz Butcher
Liz Butcher resides in Australia, with her husband, daughter, and their two cats. She's a self-confessed nerd with a BA in psychology and an insatiable fascination for learning. When she's not writing or spending time with her family, Liz enjoys road trips, astronomy, music and knitting.Liz has published a number of short stories in anthologies and released her own collection, After Dark, in 2018.her debut novel, Fates' Fury, released September 2019.Leroux Manor was released 9/01/2020 https://www.lizbutcher.com.au/https://www.facebook.com/lizbutcherauthor/https://twitter.com/lunalovelizhttps://www.instagram.com/lunaloveliz/
50 minutes | 25 days ago
DIY Writer #23 Mona Kabbani
Mona is an Author, Book Reviewer, Podcaster, horror addict, and has a large Instagram following. I first noticed her profile because she reviews a massive amount of books on both Instagram and Goodreads. I had a great time chatting with her and finding out more about her book and future writing plans.Mona Kabbani released The Bell Chime on 9/2/2020 with another book coming out in February. Her podcast is called Unbearable Scares.https://www.moralityinhorror.comhttps://www.instagram.com/moralityinhorrorhttps://www.youtube.com/channel/UCzpHxWxVZNgaEkXSTjH9-tw/https://unbearablescares.com/The Bell Chime 9/2/2020"Can you hear the bell chime?"A girl suffering from paralyzing night terrors finds a missing poster hanging from the door of her apartment building. On that poster is a photograph of a frighteningly familiar face.It’s her.Only, she’s never seen this photo before and something about its grin scares her. How its eyes seem to follow her no matter where she finds herself in the room.Over a series of strange events to follow—events that will make her question whether her sanity is still there or fleeting—she must discover:What is real and what is the nightmare?The Bell Chime is the disturbing, psychological novella debut from Mona Kabbani.Slated for publication on September 2nd, 2020, the Full Corn Moon.Mona Kabbani is a horror fan, writer, and reviewer obsessed with psychology and the human condition. She emulates the conflict of the good versus the bad and all of the in between in her work while providing an entertainingly horrifying experience. She is a Lebanese immigrant living the American dream in New York City where much of her writing is inspired. You can follow her on Instagram @moralityinhorror for more and sign up to her mailing list on her website, www.moralityinhorror.com.
48 minutes | a month ago
DIY Writer #22 Rhonda Armbrust
Interesting interview with Rhonda Armbrust. The documentary that was mentioned during the show is 3rd Eye Spies. Also, if you go to her Facebook page and contact her, she will send you a free guide to self-hypnosis.Rhonda Armbrust has published numerous non-fiction book, magazine, and newspaper articles, is a copywriter, and a passionate poet. She resides near the shores of Idaho's largest body of water, Lake Pend Oreille, where she raised her two sons. Remote Viewer Shadow Rescue takes a fictional look at a contemporary government remote-viewing program, buried within the National Clandestine Service, and the young woman who is the most adept remote-viewer the NCS has ever found. Rhonda's second book in the series is Remote Viewer Phantom Shadow. When Jazz is asked to remote-view and find a friends missing daughter, she is thrust into the grisly world of human trafficking. Rhonda is currently writing book three in the series that continues the adventure.https://www.amazon.com/Rhonda-Armbrust/e/B01MPVQ58T%3Fref=dbs_a_mng_rwt_scns_sharehttps://reedsy.com/author/rhonda-armbrusthttps://remoteviewerbook.com/https://www.facebook.com/remoteviewerbookhttps://www.instagram.com/rhondaarmbrust/https://www.linkedin.com/in/remoteviewerbook/
63 minutes | a month ago
DIY Writer #21 Kathrin Hutson
International Bestselling Author Kathrin Hutson. She has been writing for 20 years in the Sci-Fi / Fiction / Fantasy world and her newest book The Witching Vault will be released on 12/10/2020.https://www.kathrinhutsonfiction.com/https://facebook.com/kathrinhutsonfictionhttps://twitter.com/exquisitelydarkhttp://instagram.com/kathrinhutsonfictionhttp://pinterest.com/kathrinhutsonhttps://www.amazon.com/Kathrin-HutsonInternational Bestselling Author Kathrin Hutson has been writing Dark Fantasy, Sci-Fi, and LGBTQ Speculative Fiction since 2000. With her wildly messed-up heroes, excruciating circumstances, impossible decisions, and Happily Never Afters, she’s a firm believer in piling on the intense action, showing a little character skin, and never skimping on violent means to bloody ends. In addition to writing her own dark and enchanting fiction, Kathrin spends the other half of her time as a fiction ghostwriter of almost every genre, as Fiction Co-Editor for Burlington’s Mud Season Review, as Director of TopShelf Interviews for TopShelf Magazine, and is an active member of Science Fiction and Fantasy Writers of America and the Horror Writers Association. Kathrin lives in Colorado with her husband, their young daughter, and their two dogs, Sadie and Brucewillis.
72 minutes | a month ago
DIY Writer #20 DW Hawkins and Rachel Rener
Rachel, DW, and Myself finally get to do our podcast together....it's a mess, but possibly entertaining. These two are the best!!! Please look them up and buy every book they have out. Stalk them and buy every book they ever publish. Trust me, you won't be disappointed.
57 minutes | a month ago
DIY Writer #19 Liane R. Grant
Liane is the author of the following books.Give yourself a raise.Schedule Your DreamSchedule Your Lifehttps://www.lianergrant.com/https://www.amazon.com/Liane-R.-Granthttp://timekeepersacademy.comLIANE R. GRANT has a knack for finding the most efficient way to accomplish a task with excellence. Her experience in fulfilling multiple roles has helped her hone her planning and productivity skills into a highly efficient personal time management system. Liane has always loved words, which led her to complete a BA, MA and PhD in Translation. Liane is an OTTIAQ-certified translator, founder and overseer of The King's Translators, Secretary of the UPCI French Literature Cooperative, and Curriculum Administrator for Purpose Institute
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