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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Episode 44: Dr. Lora Shahine; Pacific NW Fertility & IVF Specialist 

March 11, 2019

Episode 44: Dr. Lora Shahine; Pacific NW Fertility & IVF Specialist 

In This Episode, You’ll Hear:

(Podcast run time 25 minutes)

  • :53 - Introduction to Dr. Lora Shahine
  • 3:30 -  Dr. Lora & Vikki discuss Dr. Lora’s inspiration for her book 
  • 5:49- Vikki talks about her connection with Dr. Lora’s work
  • 7:23 - Dr. Lora & Vikki discuss the title of her book, Not Broken & the difference between the two editions of the work
  • 11:38 - Dr. Lora discusses her writing process
  • 12:50- Vikki & Dr. Lora talk about her research on her topic & writing every day
  • 14:42 -  Dr. Lora shares about the Illustrator for the work
  • 16:45 - Dr. Lora shares her tips for authors about how to write non-fiction/how-to books
  • 17:31 - Vikki shares her blog post ideas for the year
  • 19:04 - Dr. Lora reads from her book, Not Broken
  • 23:43- Vikki & Dr. Lora close out the podcast with a message of hope 

 

Connect with :

  • Dr. Lora Shahine’s website: http://lorashahine.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 43: Ginger Dehlinger; Poet, Historical & Contemporary Fiction

March 4, 2019

Episode 43: Ginger Dehlinger; Poet, Historical & Contemporary Fiction  

In This Episode, You’ll Hear:

(Podcast run time 42 minutes)

  • :53 - Introduction to Ginger Dehlinger
  • 3:30 - Ginger shares about her history teaching background & her moving to New York City
  • 5:30- Ginger talks about her diversity in her writing genres 
  • 5:49 - Vikki & Ginger discuss genres 
  • 8:15 - Ginger takes us through her writing process
  • 12:02- Ginger shares about her publishing journey
  • 17:33 -  Ginger gives advice about the publishing experience
  • 20:15 - Ginger shares about her support group
  • 23:30 - Ginger talks about her inspiration
  • 24:39 - Ginger discusses her presentation she created about finding inspiration from family photos & other documents 
  • 26:22- Ginger shares about the book she is reading, Let the Great World Spin by Colum McCann
  • 28:07 - Ginger shares her titles and reads from Brute Heart

 

Connect with Ginger Dehlinger:

Ginger’s Website – http://gdehlinger.blogspot.com

 

Resources Mentioned in the Podcast:

Women Writing the West: http://www.womenwritingthewest.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 42: Richelle E. Goodrich; YA Author, Poet & Illustrator

February 25, 2019

Episode 42: Richelle E. Goodrich; YA Author, Poet & Illustrator

In This Episode, You’ll Hear:

(Podcast run time 52 minutes)

  • :40 - Introduction to Richelle E. Goodrich
  • 2:26 - Richelle & Vikki talk about the podcast & Vikki shares about her blog tips she’s writing about podcasting
  • 3:15- Richelle shares about her working background & budgeting time to write
  • 5:35 - Vikki & Richelle talk about what Richelle is currently reading
  • 8:51 - Richelle shares about when she knew she was a writer
  • 11:30- Vikki talks about how she discovered her love for writing & dealing with self-doubt
  • 14:16 -  Richelle shares tips for writing 
  • 18:51 - Richelle shares her titles and the genres she writes 
  • 25:00 - Richelle takes about her publishing journey
  • 29:32 - Richelle shares about editing & support groups
  • 32:25 - Richelle shares her inspiration
  • 33:34 - Richelle reads from three pieces of her work

Connect with Richelle E. Goodrich:

Richelle’s Website – https://www.richellegoodrich.com

Richelle’s Blog - https://regoodrichnews.blogspot.com/

Richelle on Facebook - https://www.facebook.com/RichelleEGoodrich/

Richelle on Twitter - https://twitter.com/REGoodrich

Richelle on Instagram - https://www.instagram.com/richellegoodrich/

Richelle on Goodread - https://www.goodreads.com/author/show/5082833.Richelle_E_Goodrich

Richelle’s LibraryThing - https://www.librarything.com/profile/REGoodrich

Richelle on Pinterest - https://www.pinterest.com/regoodrich/

Richelle on LinkedIn - https://www.linkedin.com/in/regoodrich/

Richelle on Tumblr - http://regoodrich.tumblr.com/

Richelle on Google+ - https://plus.google.com/u/0/105426719345785938668

Richelle’s Amazon Author Page - https://www.amazon.com/Richelle-E.-Goodrich/e/B008A6A5W4/ref=dbs_a_def_rwt_hsch_vu00_tkin_p1_i9

 

Vietnam Diary: A Memoir of my Posterity by Lanny Starr (Richelle’s Father’s Book): https://www.amazon.com/Vietnam-Diary-Memoir-my-Posterity-ebook/dp/B07HYNN6JB/ref=sr_1_1?ie=UTF8&qid=1550872065&sr=8-1&keywords=Lanny%20Starr&fbclid=IwAR2Khb12YRb9uGHVKExFi57hWdMNYDErLBsnNYsMRtd4lfI6V3tQPkQldFY

 

Resources Mentioned in the Podcast:

Lulu: https://www.lulu.com/?gclid=EAIaIQobChMI5p_A4KjQ4AIVYh6tBh2gnw1rEAAYASAAEgIohfD_BwE

Smashwords: https://www.smashwords.com

IngramSpark: https://www.ingramspark.com

Amazon KDP: https://kdp.amazon.com/en_US/

 

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 41: Jeff Stookey; Historical Fiction; 1920’s

February 18, 2019

Episode 41: Jeff Stookey; Historical Fiction; 1920's

In This Episode, You’ll Hear:

(Podcast run time 37 minutes)

 

  • :45 - Introduction to Jeff Stookey
  • 3:57 - Jeff talks about the start of his writing journey
  • 6:35- Jeff shares the inspiration for his novel series
  • 7:10 - Vikki & Jeff talk about his publishing journey
  • 10:04 - Vikki asks about Jeff’s cover art on his books
  • 11:58- Jeff & Vikki go deeper into the inspiration of Jeff’s books series & current event parallels 
  • 18:46 - Jeff & Vikki dive deeper into the history of the KKK in the Pacific Northwest & that theme in his work 
  • 23:00 - Jeff talks about the theme in his work about the dangers for gay men in the 1920s 
  • 25:22 - Vikki & Jeff explore his character’s view of current events in the Pacific Northwest today
  • 27:57 - Jeff reads from Dangerous Medicine

 

Connect with Jeff Stookey :

Jeff’s website:  https://jeffstookey.com

Jeff’s books on Amazon: https://www.amazon.com/s/ref=nb_sb_noss_2?url=search-alias%3Dstripbooks&field-keywords=Jeff+Stookey

 

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 40: Leslie Slape; playwright, storyteller, journalist, author 

February 11, 2019

Episode 40: Leslie Slape; playwright, storyteller, journalist, author 

 

In This Episode, You’ll Hear:

(Podcast run time 32 minutes)

  • :39 - Introduction to Leslie Slape
  • 2:42 - Leslie shares her writing background with a newspaper
  • 3:19- Leslie talks about her published works & her play that is released on another podcast
  • 4:55 - Vikki & Leslie talk about the  Salal Review
  • 7:55 - Leslie shares about storytelling 
  • 8:47- Leslie & Vikki go deeper into the process of storytelling
  • 14:46  -  Leslie discusses how her writing has changed since she has been a storyteller
  • 15:51 - Leslie & Vikki talk about performance arts, acting, and writing
  • 17:30 - Vikki discussed her inspiration with public speaking
  • 18:05 - Leslie shares her playwriting and the release of The Harder Courage on Play4Keeps.org podcast
  • 24:13 - Leslie shares her inspiration
  • 27:17 - Leslie reads from The Harder Courage
  • 34:30 - Leslie shares what she is currently working on

 

Connect with Leslie Slape:

Leslie’s website: https://leslieslape.wordpress.com

Leslie’s Play The Harder Courage on Play4Keeps.org podcast: https://play4keeps.org/play/the-harder-courage/

 

Resources Mentioned on the Podcast:

Storyteller Network: http://storyteller.net

Storytelling Guilds in the Pacific Northwest: http://www.portlandstorytellers.org/resources/guilds-pacific-northwest/

The Storyteller’s Start-up Book by Margaret Read MacDonald: https://www.amazon.com/Storytellers-Start-Up-Book-Performing-Folktales/dp/0874833051/ref=sr_1_1?ie=UTF8&qid=1549383407&sr=8-1&keywords=the+storytellers+start+up+book

Salal Review: http://www.salalreview.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 39: Naomi Wark; Novel on Aging with Alzheimer’s

February 4, 2019

Episode 39: Naomi Wark; Novel on Aging with Alzheimer’s

In This Episode, You’ll Hear:

(Podcast run time 32 minutes)

  • :35 - Introduction to Naomi
  • 2:42 - Naomi shares her writing process & schedule 
  • 4:20 - Naomi shares her titles
  • 5:47 - Naomi discusses her self-publishing journey
  • 7:55 - Vikki & Naomi talk about her cover art
  • 10:10- Naomi shares her support groups
  • 11:55  -  Naomi talks about her inspiration for her title Wildflowers in Winter
  • 15:15 - Naomi reads from Wildflowers in Winter

Connect with Naomi Wark:

Naomi on All Author:  https://allauthor.com/profile/gnome53/

Naomi on Goodreads: https://www.goodreads.com/author/show/15857791.Naomi_Wark

Naomi on Amazon: https://www.amazon.com/Wildflowers-Winter-Alzheimers-Naomi-Wark/dp/1539332489/ref=sr_1_1?

Naomi on Facebook:https://www.facebook.com/pg/Naomi-Wark-Author-119490975163874/posts/?ref=page_internal

 

Resources Mentioned on the Podcast:

Alzheimer’s Association: https://www.alz.org/

Skagit Valley Writers League: http://www.skagitwriters.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 38: Susan DeFreitas; Collaborative Editor and Marketing Consultant for Indigo Editing Services: Part 3 of 3.

January 28, 2019

Episode 38: Susan DeFreitas; Collaborative Editor and Marketing Consultant for Indigo Editing Services: Part 3 of 3.

In This Episode, You’ll Hear:

(Podcast run time 29 minutes)

  • 1:34 - Vikki & Susan start the podcast with Susan’s ideal editing client scenario
  • 5:25 - Vikki & Susan talks about the NaNoWriMo experience and editing from that draft
  • 6:58 - Vikki shares her first draft jitters
  • 7:55 - Susan address her favorite marketing client scenario 
  • 9:10 - Susan touches on the reality of client expectations
  • 13:10 - Vikki recaps Susan’s ideal marketing client
  • 13:14  -  Susan shares the problem client scenario
  • 19:37 - Vikki & Susan talk about emotional intelligence & receiving feedback
  • 21:25 - Susan shares how valuable coach analogy 
  • 22:54 - Susan talk about “firing” a client for the healthiness of the author
  • 25:56 - Susan discusses the client “firing” an editor for healthiness
  • 26:47 - Vikki shares her insights from visiting with Susan over the three episodes

Find out more about Indigo Editing Services:

https://indigoediting.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 37: Susan DeFreitas; Collaborative Editor and Marketing Consultant for Indigo Editing Services: Part 2 of 3.

January 21, 2019

Episode 37: Susan DeFreitas; Collaborative Editor and Marketing Consultant for Indigo Editing Services: Part 2 of 3.

In This Episode, You’ll Hear:

(Podcast run time 39 minutes)

  • :35 - Vikki & Susan start the podcast topic: marketing
  • 1:05 - Vikki asks about authors thinking about marketing before writing the book
  • 2:10- Susan defines what marketing really is all about for authors
  • 3:05 - Susan address writing knowing a genre vs. chasing a trend
  • 4:20  - Susan shares a metaphor to get authors started with marketing
  • 7:38 - Susan addresses announcements on social media vs. shameless self-promotion
  • 8:10  -  Susan talks about an author email list
  • 15:05 - Vikki & Susan talk about “grassroots” marketing 
  • 16:20- Susan & Vikki dive deeper into the use of social media for authors
  • 22:30 - Vikki & Susan talk about face-to-face marketing
  • 28:55 - Vikki wraps back around to author newsletters
  • 35:30 - Susan closes the podcast with her top tips for authors regarding marketing

Find out more about Indigo Editing Services:

https://indigoediting.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 36: Susan DeFreitas; Collaborative Editor and Marketing Consultant for Indigo Editing Services: Part 1 of 3.

January 14, 2019

Episode 36: Susan DeFreitas; Collaborative Editor and Marketing Consultant for Indigo Editing Services: Part 1 of 3.

 

In This Episode, You’ll Hear:

(Podcast run time 38 minutes)

 

  • :35 - Introduction to Susan
  • 1:55 - Susan defines the different types of editing
  • 5:15- Susan clears up Vikki’s question about readers response vs. Beta readers
  • 6:25 - Susan address cost & content, development feedback
  • 9:25  - Susan address Vikki’s concerns about the “perfect” manuscript
  • 13:07- Susan shares a perfect analogy for authors about the editing process
  • 14:33  -  Susan defines line editing
  • 18:39 - Susan discusses proofreading & the different stylizations of proofreading
  • 24:10 - Vikki and Susan revisit the cost of hiring a professional editor
  • 27:01 - Susan shares her best tip for authors
  • 33:05 - Susan & Vikki talk about the selection of an editor based on genre and relationship

 

Find out more about Indigo Editing Services:

https://indigoediting.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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