Authors of the Pacific Northwest
Episode 54: Thomas Kohnstamm; Seattle’s Travel Writer & Fiction Author

Episode 54: Thomas Kohnstamm; Seattle’s Travel Writer & Fiction Author

May 20, 2019

Episode 54: Thomas Kohnstamm; Seattle’s Travel Writer & Fiction Author

 

In This Episode, You’ll Hear:

(Podcast run time 34:35 min.)

 

  • :37 - Introduction to Thomas Kohnstamm
  • 3:00-  Thomas shares a bit about his book Lake City
  • 4:15- Thomas & Vikki talk about living in the Pacific Northwest
  • 5:16 - Vikki and Thomas talk about her roots with Seattle 
  • 5:51 -Thomas shares about his background & his travel writing experiences 
  • 10:16- Thomas shares about the first book experiences & national coverage
  • 12:20- Thomas shares about his writing experiences with Lake City 
  • 13:25 - Vikki & Thomas talk about the changes in the creative energy with the involvement of others
  • 15:01 - Thomas talks about the positive side of having a day job
  • 17:12 - Vikki thanks Thomas for his encouragement from his journey
  • 18:33 - Thomas & Vikki talk about her slow process with her first book
  • 20:58 - Thomas shares his writing process
  • 26:06 - Thomas reads from Lake City

 

Connect with Thomas Kohnstamm

Thomas’ website: https://thomaskohnstamm.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 53: Lisa Reddick; Ecopsychologiest & Fiction Author from Edmonds, Washington

Episode 53: Lisa Reddick; Ecopsychologiest & Fiction Author from Edmonds, Washington

May 14, 2019

Episode 53: Lisa Reddick; Ecopsychologiest & Fiction Author from Edmonds, Washington

In This Episode, You’ll Hear:

(Podcast run time 38:15 min.)

  • :42 - Introduction to Lisa Reddick
  • 3:09-  Lisa shares a bit about herself & her first book
  • 5:23 - Lisa talks about her background in ecopsychology
  • 10:31 -Lisa shares about her writing journey
  • 13:04 -Lisa talks about the inspiration of her book
  • 18:28 - Lisa shares her journey with the hybrid publishing journey 
  • 24:43- Lisa talks about a community of authors
  • 27:27 - Lisa reads from The Same River

 

Connect with Lisa Reddick:

Lisa’s Website: lisareddick.com

Lisa on Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/LisaReddick77/

Lisa on Twitter: https://twitter.com/lisareddick77

 

 

Resources Talked about on the Podcast:

Barbara Kingsolver’s website: http://www.kingsolver.com

She Write’s Publishing: https://www.shewrites.com

Girl Friday Productions: https://www.girlfridayproductions.com

BookSparks: https://gobooksparks.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 52: PJ Peterson; Mystery Author

Episode 52: PJ Peterson; Mystery Author

May 6, 2019

Episode 52: PJ Peterson; Mystery Author

 

In This Episode, You’ll Hear:

(Podcast run time 30:42 min.)

 

  • :29 - Introduction to PJ Peterson
  • 2:22-  PJ shares a bit about her writing
  • 3:45 - PJ & talk what she is reading
  • 4:57 - PJ shares about when she knew she was an author
  • 5:56 -PJ talks about her self-publishing journey
  • 11:30 - PJ shares about writing groups & professional editors 
  • 13:07 - PJ shares her inspiration for each book
  • 17:10- PJ talks about her fundraiser idea
  • 19:40- PJ shares wisdom for aspiring authors
  • 21:15 PJ reads from Blind Fish Don’t Talk 

 

Connect with PJ Peterson:

PJ’s website: https://www.finngirl.com

 

Resources Talked about on the Podcast:

52 Novels: https://www.52novels.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 51: Mikko Azul; Puget Sound Epic High Fantasy Author from Not a Pipe Publishing

Episode 51: Mikko Azul; Puget Sound Epic High Fantasy Author from Not a Pipe Publishing

April 29, 2019

Episode 51: Mikko Azul; Puget Sound Epic High Fantasy Author from Not a Pipe Publishing

 

In This Episode, You’ll Hear:

(Podcast run time 38:12 min.)

 

  • :28 - Introduction to Mikko Azul.
  • 2:18-  Mikko shares a bit about herself. 
  • 2:40 - Mikko talks about when she knew she was an author.
  • 4:07 - Mikko shares about her genre and her writing process.
  • 6:20 - Mikko discusses world creation for her novels.
  • 8:30 - Mikko shares where her ideas come from for her work.
  • 10:30 - Mikko talks about editing and writer’s groups.
  • 14:08 - Mikko shares her publishing journey. 
  • 21:10- Mikko & Vikki talk about Pinterest.
  • 23:39- Mikko reads from Staff of Fire and Bone.

 

 

Connect with Mikko Azul:

 

Mikko’s website:https://mikkoazul.com

 

Not a Pipe Publishing: http://www.notapipepublishing.com

 

 

Resources Talked about on the Podcast:

 

Author House Publishing: https://www.authorhouse.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 50: Stevan Allred; Portland, Oregon’s Fiction Author

Episode 50: Stevan Allred; Portland, Oregon’s Fiction Author

April 22, 2019

Episode 50: Stevan Allred; Portland, Oregon’s Fiction Author

In This Episode, You’ll Hear:

(Podcast run time 44.06 min.)

  • :31 - Introduction to Stevan Allred
  • 2:18-  Stevan talks about being a reader & writer in Portland
  • 3:10 -Stevan shares about his writing journey
  • 4:30 - Stevan & Vikki talk about being late bloomers in writing 
  • 5:57 -Stevan shares what he is reading
  • 7:28- Stevan talks about his writing process & his workshops 
  • 10:09 - Stevan shares about his writing rituals 
  • 14:15 - Stevan talks about his publishing journey 
  • 19:15- Stevan shares his titles & genre 
  • 22:24- Stevan talks about his inspiration for The Alehouse at the End of the World 
  • 27:04 - Stevan reads from The Alehouse at the End of the World 
  • 40:15 - Stevan closes out the podcast with two tips for aspiring authors

 

Connect with Stevan Allred:

Stevan’s website: https://stevan-allred.squarespace.com

 

Resources Talked about on the Podcast:

Black Leopard, Red Wolf: https://www.amazon.com/Black-Leopard-Wolf-Dark-Trilogy/dp/0735220174

The Pinewood Table: http://www.thepinewoodtable.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 49: LeeAnn McLennan; Portland, Oregon’s Fantasy & Sci-Fi Author from Not a Pipe Publishing 

Episode 49: LeeAnn McLennan; Portland, Oregon’s Fantasy & Sci-Fi Author from Not a Pipe Publishing 

April 15, 2019

Episode 49: LeeAnn McLennan; Portland, Oregon’s Fantasy & Sci-Fi Author from Not a Pipe Publishing 

 

In This Episode, You’ll Hear:

(Podcast run time 58 min.)

 

  • :31 - Introduction to LeeAnn McLennan 
  • 1:36-  LeeAnn shares about her technology background
  • 5:24 -LeeAnn shares her favorite book
  • 6:12 - LeeAnn & Vikki talk about tattoos 
  • 8:07 - LeeAnn shares when she knew she was an author
  • 9:28- Vikki shares about her young life with reading, writing, and public speaking
  • 10:09- LeeAnn  shares what she is currently reading
  • 11:48 - Vikki shares what she is currently reading 
  • 13:30- LeeAnn talks about her writing process
  • 17:25- Vikki & LeeAnn talk about creating deadlines
  • 18:28- LeeAnn talks about writers groups & receiving feedback
  • 22:50- LeeAnn talks about having different genre readers 
  • 25:34- LeeAnn shares her titles  
  • 26:43 - LeeAnn talks about her publishing journey & lessons she has learned
  • 33:54 - LeeAnn talks about building a writing community & writing classes
  • 39:05 - LeeAnn reads from Dormant, book one from the Supernormal Legacy Trilogy

 

 

Connect with LeeAnn McLennan:

LeeAnn McLennan’s website: https://lemwritesstories.com

LeeAnn on Twitter:@atticusmcl

LeeAnn on Instagram: atticusmcl 

LeeAnn on Facebook: Lemwrites

 

Not a Pipe Publishing:  http://www.notapipepublishing.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 48: M. K. Martin; Post Apocalyptic Sci-Fi Author from Not a Pipe Publishing 

Episode 48: M. K. Martin; Post Apocalyptic Sci-Fi Author from Not a Pipe Publishing 

April 8, 2019

Episode 48: M. K. Martin; Post Apocalyptic Sci-Fi Author from Not a Pipe Publishing 

 

In This Episode, You’ll Hear:

(Podcast run time 32:17)

 

  • :31 - Introduction to M.K. Martin 
  • 2:49-  M.K. shares a bit about herself
  • 4:12 -M.K. shares when she knew she was an author
  • 5:13 - M.K. talks about her military experience 
  • 7:07 - M.K. shares her writing process
  • 10:33- M.K. talks about hiring an editor 
  • 11:47- M.K. shares her publishing journey 
  • 13:40 - M.K. shares her about her marketing for her work with a small press
  • 15:07: M.K. shares her genre 
  • 16:05: Vikki and M.K. talk about Vikki’s love with Sci-Fi
  • 16:38: M. K. talks about her inspiration
  • 19:17: M. K. talks about support groups
  • 21:05: M. K. shares her titles and reads from Survivors’ Club

Connect with M.K. Martin:

M.K. Martin’s Website:: https://mkmartinwriter.com/

M.K. Martin on Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/MKMartinwriter/

M.K. Martin on Twitter: https://twitter.com/MKMartinWriter

M.K. Martin on Pinterest: https://www.pinterest.com/mkmartinwriter/

M.K. Martin on Amazon Author Page:

https://www.amazon.com/M-K-Martin/e/B078FVD7X1/ref=dp_byline_cont_book_1

Not a Pipe Publishing:  http://www.notapipepublishing.com

 

Resources Mentioned on the Podcast

Eugene Writers Anonymous: https://eugenewritersanonymous.wordpress.com

Wordcrafters in Eugene: https://wordcraftersineugene.org

 

Podcast Music Credits:

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

Licensed under Creative Commons: By Attribution 3.0 License

http://creativecommons.org/licenses/by/3.0/

 

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Episode 47: Karen Eisenbrey; Seattle Fantasy YA Fiction Author from Not a Pipe Publishing

Episode 47: Karen Eisenbrey; Seattle Fantasy YA Fiction Author from Not a Pipe Publishing

April 1, 2019

Episode 47: Karen Eisenbrey; Seattle Fantasy YA Fiction Author from Not a Pipe Publishing

In This Episode, You’ll Hear:

(Podcast run time 30:02)

  • :34 - Introduction to Karen Eisenbrey
  • 2:55 -  Karen shares why she’s called the Hillbilly Drummer Girl
  • 3:44- Karen shares a bit about her music & songwriting
  • 5:33 -Karen shares her author journey
  • 8:50 - Karen talks about her genre and titles
  • 10:00 - Karen shares how she brought in music into one of her books 
  • 11:24 -  Karen & Vikki talk her publishing journey
  • 15:40- Karen shares tips for other authors 
  • 19:23 - Karen shares her inspiration and reads from Daughter of Magic
  • 27:42: Karen closes out the podcast with one more tip for authors

Connect with Karen :

Karen’s Website & blog (including newsletter signup and archives): /kareneisenbreywriter.com/

Karen on Facebook: facebook.com/KarenEisenbrey

Karen on Twitter: https://twitter.com/KarenEisenbrey

Karen on Goodreads: https://www.goodreads.com/author/show/7577611.Karen_Eisenbrey

Karen on BookBub: https://www.bookbub.com/profile/karen-eisenbrey

Karen on Amazon: https://www.amazon.com/-/e/B00I2BEAO6

Not a Pipe Publishing:  http://www.notapipepublishing.com

 

Podcast Music Credits:

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

Licensed under Creative Commons: By Attribution 3.0 License

http://creativecommons.org/licenses/by/3.0/

 

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Episode 46: Benjamin Gorman; Author, Teacher, and Publisher @ Not a Pipe Publishing

Episode 46: Benjamin Gorman; Author, Teacher, and Publisher @ Not a Pipe Publishing

March 25, 2019

Episode 46: Benjamin Gorman; Author, Teacher, and Publisher @ Not a Pipe Publishing

In This Episode, You’ll Hear:

(Podcast run time 41:54)

  • :34 - Introduction to Benjamin Gorman
  • 1:25 -  Benjamin shares his background 
  • 3:44- Benjamin talks about his publishing company- Not a Pipe Publishing
  • 5:22 -Benjamin shares his inspiration regarding his publishing company & his own titles
  • 8:10 - Benjamin gives great insights about the journey and marketing from his publishing journey
  • 8:47- Benjamin & Vikki discuss the time balances with the business of writing & finding the time to write
  • 11:35 -  Benjamin discusses the genres they publish
  • 15:07- Vikki & Benjamin talk about submissions with Not a Pipe Publishing 
  • 17:21- Vikki asks Benjamin about contract advancements  
  • 20:45 - Benjamin shares his two tips for authors for submitting a manuscript to publishers or agents 
  • 26:24- Benjamin shares his titles and his current work
  • 34:32 - Benjamin reads from Don’t Read This Book (release date 3/26/19)

 

Connect with Ben:

Benjamin’s website:http://www.teachergorman.com

Not a Pipe Publishing: http://www.notapipepublishing.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 45: Frank Zafiro; Crime Fiction Author & Podcast Producer of Wrong Place, Write Crime

Episode 45: Frank Zafiro; Crime Fiction Author & Podcast Producer of Wrong Place, Write Crime

March 18, 2019

Episode 45: Frank Zafiro; Crime Fiction Author & Podcast Producer of Wrong Place, Write Crime

 

In This Episode, You’ll Hear:

(Podcast run time 1:11)

  • :34 - Introduction to Frank Zafiro
  • 1:30 -  Frank shares his background 
  • 3:05- Frank shares about his genre 
  • 5:50 -Frank talks about his teaching experience 
  • 9:30 - Frank & Vikki talk about giving back to the author’s community by offering workshops and seminars 
  • 10:45- Frank & Vikki talk about Frank’s podcast- Wrong Place, Write Crime
  • 18:25 -  Vikki & Frank shares their podcast learning curve experience 
  • 27:40 - Frank shares his titles of books
  • 35:40- Frank talks about his co-authoring series
  • 43:48- Frank & Vikki talk about writing collaborations
  • 46:57 - Vikki & Frank talk about writer groups
  • 54:13 - Frank reads from The Menace of the Years

 

Connect with :

Frank’s website: http://www.frankzafiro.com

Frank’s Appearances: http://www.frankzafiro.com/appearances-2/

 

Resources Mentioned: 

Eric Beetner & S.W. Lauden’s Podcast Writer Types Podcast: https://www.stitcher.com/podcast/writer-types

 

Podcast Music Credits:

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

Licensed under Creative Commons: By Attribution 3.0 License

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