Authors of the Pacific Northwest
Episode 75: Bonus Episode: Shannon Kaiser- #1 International Bestselling Author, Global Speaker, and Empowerment Coach 

Episode 75: Bonus Episode: Shannon Kaiser- #1 International Bestselling Author, Global Speaker, and Empowerment Coach 

November 18, 2019

Episode 75: Bonus Episode: Shannon Kaiser- #1 International Bestselling Author, Global Speaker, and Empowerment Coach 

 

In This Episode, You’ll Hear:

(Podcast run time 50 min.)

 

  • :30 - Introduction to Shannon Kaiser
  • 1:25 -  Shannon shares about her personal journey & the start of her writing journey 
  • 3:00 - Shannon explains authentic living
  • 6:25- Shannon talks about the birth of her book The Joy Seeker
  • 7:47 - Vikki & Shannon talk about the book format
  • 9:00 - Shannon shares her writing journey 
  • 11:45 - Shannon talks about co-publishing & her publishing journey
  • 13:33 - Vikki & Shannon talk about discouragement 
  • 17:20 - Shannon talks about the phases of entrepreneurship   
  • 21:34 - Vikki shares her story about failure with Shannon
  • 23:05 - Shannon talks about her website
  • 26:05 - Shannon shares the information about her book, The Joy Seeker
  • 30:50 - Shannon reads from The Joy Seeker
  • 46:00 - Vikki & Shannon make plans for a future episode
  • 47:20 - Shannon closes the podcast with her plans regarding a book tour & retreats & marketing advice for authors 

 

Connect with Shannon Kaiser:

Shannon’s website: https://www.playwiththeworld.com

 

Podcast Music Credits:

Title: Amazing Plan by Kevin MacLeod (incompetech.com)

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Episode 74: Erick W. Metz; Ghostwriter & Supernatural Fiction Author

Episode 74: Erick W. Metz; Ghostwriter & Supernatural Fiction Author

November 18, 2019

Episode 74: Erick W. Metz; Ghostwriter & Supernatural Fiction Author

In This Episode, You’ll Hear:

(Podcast run time 53 min.)

  • :30 - Introduction to Erick Metz
  • 2:00 -  Erick shares what is on his reading list
  • 3:35 - Erick & Vikki talk about world creation and D&D
  • 4:40 - Erick talks about his genre 
  • 6:35- Erick shares about his writing journey 
  • 8:01 - Erick & Vikki talks about teaching and Erick’s social work
  • 8:45 - Erick shares about his ghostwriting experiences  
  • 13:35- Erick talks about what genres he works on as an editor & what he’s skilled at as an editor
  • 16:07 - Erick walks us through his writing process 
  • 23:20 - Erick & Vikki talk about his marketing strategies   
  • 28:06 - Erick shares about his involvement with the Willamette Writers 
  • 31:23 - Erick & Vikki talk about writing groups
  • 33:26 - Erick shares his inspiration 
  • 37:40 - Erick reads from The Mask of Tomorrow 
  • 50:00 -Erick shares what is coming up for him in the next year & tips for aspiring authors

 

Connect with Erick W. Metz:

Erick’s Author website: www.erickmertzauthor.com

Erick’s Editing & Ghostwriting website: www.erickmertzwriting.com

 

Resources Mentioned on the Podcast:

20Booksto50K on Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/groups/20Booksto50k/

Bookfunnel: https://bookfunnel.com

Willamette Writers: https://willamettewriters.org

 

Podcast Music Credits:

 

Title: Amazing Plan by Kevin MacLeod (incompetech.com)

Licensed under Creative Commons: By Attribution 3.0 License

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Episode 73: Anne Leigh Parrish; Writer & Poet

Episode 73: Anne Leigh Parrish; Writer & Poet

November 11, 2019

Episode 73: Anne Leigh Parrish; Writer & Poet

 

In This Episode, You’ll Hear:

(Podcast run time 35 min.)

 

  • :32 - Introduction to Anne Leigh Parrish
  • 2:15 - Anne shares what she is reading 
  • 3:38 - Anne talks about her educational background & her writing journey
  • 8:13 - Anne shares about her writing process & writing poetry versus writing fiction
  • 10:46- Anne talks about what genre she writes  
  • 11:54 - Anne shares about her publishing journey over the years 
  • 13:05 - Anne shares valuable advice about publishing & finding an agent 
  • 15:42- Anne and Vikki discuss marketing & working with a publicist  
  • 18:17 - Vikki & Anne talk about using short stories for exposure 
  • 20:10 - Anne provides tips about using Twitter 
  • 21:36 - Anne and Vikki talk about writer support groups & association groups
  • 23:10 - Anne talks about her inspiration
  • 24:19 - Anne shares her titles
  • 26:25 - Anne reads from Maggie’s Ruse

 

Connect with Anne Leigh Parrish:

 

Resources Mentioned in the Podcast:

Poets & Writers: https://www.pw.org

Association of Writers & Writing Programs (AWP): https://www.awpwriter.org

 

Podcast Music Credits:

Title: Amazing Plan by Kevin MacLeod (incompetech.com)

Licensed under Creative Commons: By Attribution 3.0 License

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Episode 72: Rayne Lacko; YA Author & Creative Writing Instructor

Episode 72: Rayne Lacko; YA Author & Creative Writing Instructor

October 28, 2019

Episode 72: Rayne Lacko; YA Author & Creative Writing Instructor

In This Episode, You’ll Hear:

(Podcast run time 1 hour 15 min.)

  • :41 - Introduction to Rayne
  • 3:07- Rayne shares what she is currently reading
  • 4:42 - Rayne talks about her background
  • 7:45 - Rayne shares about writing YA  
  • 8:46- Rayne & Vikki talk about rock-n-roll books 
  • 10:06 - Rayne shares her inspiration for her first book
  • 15:35 - Rayne talks about her writing process & emotional payoff from characters  
  • 25:28 - Rayne shares about her publishing journey 
  • 30:00- Rayne shares advice about publishing
  • 38:06 - Rayne talks with Vikki about Vikki’s writing journey
  • 44:19 - Rayne shares her titles & her inspiration
  • 48:09 - Rayne reads from A Song for the Road
  • 1:02: Rayne shares one last tip for authors

 

Connect with Rayne Lacko:

Rayne Lacko’s website: https://raynelacko.wordpress.com

 

Podcast Music Credits:

Title: Amazing Plan by Kevin MacLeod (incompetech.com)

Licensed under Creative Commons: By Attribution 3.0 License

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Episode 71: Guest Author Lucas Dines: Historical Fiction; Cultural Fiction; Macedonia

Episode 71: Guest Author Lucas Dines: Historical Fiction; Cultural Fiction; Macedonia

October 7, 2019

Episode 71: Guest Author Lucas Dines: Historical Fiction; Cultural Fiction; Macedonia

 

In This Episode, You’ll Hear:

(Podcast run time  min.)

  • :36 - Introduction to Lucas Dines
  • 1:41- Lucas shares his location 
  • 2:16 - Lucas talks about his overseas journey 
  • 10:22 - Vikki & Lucas talk about how they connected 
  • 11:10 - Lucas discusses his writing journey
  • 14:20 - Lucas shares the topic of his book
  • 18:35 - Vikki & Lucas talk about his research for the book
  • 23:18 -  Lucas and Vikki talk about writing historical fiction
  • 26:12- Lucas discusses his publishing journey 
  • 32:06 - Lucas reads from Sons of the Soil
  • 47:00 - Lucas closes the podcast with a bit of advice for aspiring authors

 

Connect with Lucas:

 

Podcast Music Credits:

 

Title: Amazing Plan by Kevin MacLeod (incompetech.com)

Licensed under Creative Commons: By Attribution 3.0 License

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Episode 70: Sami Eastwood; YA Dystopian Fiction

Episode 70: Sami Eastwood; YA Dystopian Fiction

September 16, 2019

Episode 70: Sami Eastwood; YA Dystopian Fiction

 

In This Episode, You’ll Hear:

(Podcast run time 41 min.)

 

  • :33 - Introduction to Sami.
  • 1:41- Sami shares her background & education. 
  • 4:17-  Sami talks about what she is reading. 
  • 6:40 - Sami shares her writing journey.
  • 8:00- Sami & Vikki talk about Vikki’s early writing journey.
  • 8:44 - Sami talks about her writing process with her first book.
  • 10:45 - Sami shares her publishing journey.
  • 13:40 - Vikki and Sami talk about her website and cover-artwork.
  • 14:17 - Sami discussed marketing. 
  • 16:36 -Sami & Vikki talk about the “younger” siblings & future podcast episodes.
  • 17:26 - Sami shares a great tip with Vikki.
  • 18:49 - Sami reads from Blackstone Asylum.
  • 40:10: Sami closes out the podcast with one more tip for authors. 

 

Connect with Sami Eastwood:

Sami’s website: https://samieastwood.com


Resources Mentioned in the Podcast:

Bowker Author Resource: http://www.bowker.com/authors

 

Podcast Music Credits:

Title: Amazing Plan by Kevin MacLeod (incompetech.com)

Licensed under Creative Commons: By Attribution 3.0 License

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Episode 69: Mystery Author, Kathleen Valenti.

Episode 69: Mystery Author, Kathleen Valenti.

September 9, 2019

Episode 69: Mystery Author, Kathleen Valenti.

 

In This Episode, You’ll Hear:

(Podcast run time 41 min.)

 

  • :33 - Introduction to Kathleen.
  • 1:27- Kathleen shares her writing background.
  • 7:36-  Kathleen talks about what she is reading.
  • 10:00 - Kathleen shares her genre & titles.
  • 11:30- Kathleen talks about her writing processing.
  • 14:24 - Kathleen shares about her publishing journey.
  • 16:55 - Kathleen gives a tip for finding an agent.
  • 19:49 - Kathleen talks about support groups.
  • 23:00 - Kathleen reads from As Directed.
  • 39: 47 - Kathleen shares a tip to close out the podcast.

 

Connect with Kathleen:

 

Kathleen’s website: https://www.kathleenvalenti.com

 

Resources Mentioned in the Podcast:

 

Query Tracker: https://querytracker.net

 

Sister’s in Crime: https://www.sistersincrime.org

 

Mystery Writers of America: https://mysterywriters.org

 

International Thriller Writers: http://thrillerwriters.org

 

Chicks on the Case Blog: https://chicksonthecase.com

 

Mysteristas Blog: https://mysteristas.wordpress.com

 

 

Podcast Music Credits:

 

Title: Amazing Plan by Kevin MacLeod (incompetech.com)

Licensed under Creative Commons: By Attribution 3.0 License

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Episode 68: John Dodge; Retired PNW Newspaper Reporter Talks about His Debut Non-Fiction Book

Episode 68: John Dodge; Retired PNW Newspaper Reporter Talks about His Debut Non-Fiction Book

August 26, 2019

Episode 68: John Dodge; Retired PNW Newspaper Reporter Talks about His Debut Non-Fiction Book

In This Episode, You’ll Hear:

(Podcast run time 59min.)

  • :32 - Introduction to John
  • 1:27- John talks about his background before retirement
  • 2:30- John & Vikki talk about the loss of newspapers  
  • 3:47- John talks about the differenced between newspaper writing and creative & literary fiction
  • 5:09-John shares a bit about himself & discusses ownership in print writing
  • 7:15 - John shares what is on is currently on his bookstand
  • 9:34 - Vikki shares what she just finished reading
  • 10:57 -John talks about his writing process
  • 14:30 -John shares the publishing journey with this book & publishing with an academic press
  • 22:43 -John discusses marketing with an academic press
  • 26:35 -John & Vikki talk about researching 
  • 27:29 - John talks about the cover art  
  • 30:01 - John shares about support groups 
  • 35:05 - John talked about when he knew he was a writer
  • 38:22 - John shares his inspiration
  • 39:38 - John reads from A Deadly Wind: The 1962 Columbus Day Storm
  • 58:25- John ends the podcast with tips for authors

 

Connect with John Dodge:

John’s website: https://johndodgewrites.wordpress.com

 

Podcast Music Credits:

Title: Amazing Plan by Kevin MacLeod (incompetech.com)

Licensed under Creative Commons: By Attribution 3.0 License

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Episode 67: Mike Salt; 2018 Inkshares Horror Competition Winner

Episode 67: Mike Salt; 2018 Inkshares Horror Competition Winner

August 19, 2019

Episode 67: Mike Salt; 2018 Inkshares Horror Competition Winner

 

In This Episode, You’ll Hear:

(Podcast run time 44 min.)

 

  • :29 - Introduction to Mike
  • 2:06- Mike talks about his military role
  • 3:00 - Mike & Vikki talk about bigfoot
  • 5:27- Mike shares about his comic book background & his author journey 
  • 8:40- Mike talks about the horror genre 
  • 11:24 - Mike shares his titles & his publishing journey
  • 12:54 - Mike talks about his writing process
  • 16:23 - Mike & Vikki talk about killing off characters 
  • 17:47 - Mike shares how his love for horror started 
  • 21:27 - Mike talks more about his publishing journey
  • 24:08 - Mike shares about support groups
  • 28:39 - Mike talks about his inspiration
  • 31:30 - Mike reads from Damned to Hell
  • 41:54 - Mike shares a final tip 

 

Connect with Mike Salt:

Mike’s Website: https://mikesalt.weebly.com

Inkshares: https://www.inkshares.com

 

Podcast Music Credits:

Title: Amazing Plan by Kevin MacLeod (incompetech.com)

Licensed under Creative Commons: By Attribution 3.0 License

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Episode 66: Rachel Linden; Contemporary Women’s Fiction Author from Seattle

Episode 66: Rachel Linden; Contemporary Women’s Fiction Author from Seattle

August 12, 2019

Episode 66: Rachel Linden; Contemporary Women’s Fiction Author from Seattle

 

In This Episode, You’ll Hear:

(Podcast run time 47 min.)

 

  • :29 - Introduction to Rachel 
  • 1:34- Rachel & Vikki talk about the PNW weather 
  • 3:30- Rachel talks her writing journey & background 
  • 5:14- Rachel & Vikki talk about Vikki’s journey
  • 6:40 -Rachel shares what she is reading
  • 10:05 - Rachel shares a bit about herself & her works
  • 12:13 - Rachel defines her genre 
  • 14:00 -  Rachel discusses her writing process 
  • 16:55 - Rachel shares her publishing journey
  • 21:27 - Rachel talks about getting an agent 
  • 22:58 - Rachel & Vikki talk support groups
  • 25:46 - Rachel shares tips for Vikki & aspiring authors
  • 34:04 - Rachel shares her titles and reads from The Enlightenment of Bees

 

Connect with Rachel Linden:

Rachel’s Website: http://www.rachellinden.com

 

Podcast Music Credits:

Title: Amazing Plan by Kevin MacLeod (incompetech.com)

Licensed under Creative Commons: By Attribution 3.0 License

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