Writing While Managing Anxiety, Depression & Chronic Pain With SickBiz Founder Hilary Jastram

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=lrvEDz3OymY Today’s guest on the podcast is Hilary L. Jastram owner of J. Hill Marketing, specializing in copywriting and book editing for entrepreneurs. She is an author and contributor to multiple media as well as the founder of Sick Biz, a non-profit supporting sick and disabled entrepreneurs. Hilary also hosts the podcast Sick Biz Buzz. … Continue reading Writing While Managing Anxiety, Depression & Chronic Pain With SickBiz Founder Hilary Jastram

Gail Shepherd on Balancing Writing Time As A Published Author

Welcome to the SNOB (Second Novel Ominipresent Blues). Whether you’re under contract or trying to snag another deal, you’re a professional now, with the pressures of a published novelist compounded with the still-present nagging self-doubt of the noobie. How to deal? Today's guest for the SNOB is Gail Shepherd who received her creative M.A. from … Continue reading Gail Shepherd on Balancing Writing Time As A Published Author

How To Promote One Book While Writing Another With Christina Hoag

Welcome to the SNOB (Second Novel Ominipresent Blues). Whether you’re under contract or trying to snag another deal, you’re a professional now, with the pressures of a published novelist compounded with the still-present nagging self-doubt of the noobie. How to deal? Today's guest for the SNOB is Christina Hoag, whose YA thriller Girl on the Brink … Continue reading How To Promote One Book While Writing Another With Christina Hoag

The Enduring Qualities of Myth & Publishing Without An Agent With Elizabeth Tammi

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=rsnSoRtV0kI&lc=z23uitqrpkzbcpfwb04t1aokg45gfeyj5ptmnb3le5bcbk0h00410 Today's guest on the podcast is Elizabeth Tammi, author of Outrun the Wind which released from Flux  in 2018, and the forthcoming The Weight of a Soul, coming in December of 2019. Elizabeth studies creative writing and journalism at Mercer University, where she works for her college’s newspaper and literary magazine. Elizabeth joined me … Continue reading The Enduring Qualities of Myth & Publishing Without An Agent With Elizabeth Tammi

Coming Home: Reality, Snow, and Winter Institute

This past week I got to do something I've never done before - attend Winter Institute. If you don't know, Winter Institute is an annual convention attended by indie booksellers where authors, booksellers, and quite a few librarians all mingle, talk books - and hopefully make an impression on one another. This year it was … Continue reading Coming Home: Reality, Snow, and Winter Institute

Balancing Expectations While On Submission with RuthAnne Snow

If there's one thing that many aspiring writers have few clues about, it's the submission process. There are good reasons for that; authors aren't exactly encouraged to talk in detail about our own submission experiences, and - just like agent hunting - everyone's story is different. I managed to cobble together a few non-specific questions … Continue reading Balancing Expectations While On Submission with RuthAnne Snow

Writing From A Place of Pain & How Process Can Change For Each Project With Anica Mrose Rissi

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=w-erBnDjoW0 Posting the newest episode of the podcast early for everyone who is stuck indoors this weekend! Today’s guest is Anica Mrose Rissi the author of the Anna, Banana chapter-book series, the picture books Watch Out for Wolf! and The Teacher’s Pet, as well as a YA novel, Always Forever Maybe. Her essays have been published by The Writer and the New York Times, … Continue reading Writing From A Place of Pain & How Process Can Change For Each Project With Anica Mrose Rissi

Author Mike Chen On The True Hell of Being On Submission

If there's one thing that many aspiring writers have few clues about, it's the submission process. There are good reasons for that; authors aren't exactly encouraged to talk in detail about our own submission experiences, and - just like agent hunting - everyone's story is different. I managed to cobble together a few non-specific questions … Continue reading Author Mike Chen On The True Hell of Being On Submission