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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Thanks For Listening

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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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Thanks For Listening

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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

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

 

Thanks For Listening

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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

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

 

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Episode 35: Marcia K. Morgan; Amazon Bestseller Self-help & Fiction Author 

January 7, 2019

Episode 35: Marcia K. Morgan; Amazon Bestseller Self-help & Fiction Author 

 

In This Episode, You’ll Hear:

(Podcast run time 40 minutes)

  • :35 - Introduction to Marcia
  • 1:33 - Marcia shares a bit about her background
  • 2:54 - Marcia talks about her work with crime victims & her background in criminology 
  • 6:09 - Marcia and Vikki discuss her current work GO! How To Get Going and Achieve Your Goals and Dreams
  • 8:45   -Vikki revisits her goals towards publishing with Marcia
  • 10:23 - Marcia and Vikki discuss the loss of dreams as a youth
  • 12:10  -  Marcia shares about her publishing journey
  • 15:50 - Vikki and Marcia talk about author’s platforms
  • 22:20 - Marcia and Vikki talk about finding an agent
  • 22: 41 - Marcia talks about working with an editor
  • 24:36 - Marcia shares advice about having a writer’s group for feedback & other support groups
  • 28:30 - Marcia discusses her inspiration
  • 31:17 - Marcia reads from GO!

Links And Resources Mentioned In This Episode:

Central Oregon Writer’s Guild:  https://www.centraloregonwritersguild.com/index.html/

 

Connect with Marcia K. Morgan:

Marcia’s Website:http://marciakmorgan.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/

 

Thanks For Listening

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Episode 34: Jeremiah Franklin; YA, Post Apocalyptic Fiction 

December 17, 2018

Episode 34: Jeremiah Franklin; YA, Post Apocalyptic Fiction 

In This Episode, You’ll Hear:

(Podcast run time 39 minutes)

  • :51- Introduction to Jeremiah
  • 2:09- Vikki & Jeremiah discuss his background
  • 8:11-Jeremiah shares about his genre and his book
  • 10:20- Vikki and Jeremiah discuss the YA market 
  • 12:11   -Jeremiah talks about his traditional publishing journey
  • 13:30- Jeremiah discusses how he found his agent & provides tips for success
  • 17:47 -  Vikki & Jeremiah talk about marketing.
  • 20:10 - Jeremiah discusses support groups 
  • 22:56 - Jeremiah shares his motivation
  • 24:35 - Jeremiah reads from Dark Tomorrow; Rise of the Crow

 

Links And Resources Mentioned In This Episode:

Agent Query Connect: http://agentqueryconnect.com

Month9Books: https://www.month9books.com

 

Connect with Jeremiah Franklin:

Jeremiah’s Website: http://jeremiahfranklin.com

Jeremiah on Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/authorjeremiahfranklin/

Jeremiah on Twitter: https://twitter.com/jfranklinauthor

Jeremiah on Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/jeremiahfranklin_author/?hl=en

 

Podcast Music Credits:

Artist: Kevin MacLead

Title: Backbay Lounge

Album: Teh Jazzes, 2017

Website: https://incompetech.com/music/

 

Thanks For Listening

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Episode 33: Philip Kenney; Therapist & Historical Fiction - Great Depression

December 10, 2018

Episode 33: Philip Kenney; Therapist & Historical Fiction - Great Depression

In This Episode, You’ll Hear:

(Podcast run time 52 minutes)

  • 1:08 - Introduction to  Philip 
  • 2:56- Philip shares a bit about himself 
  • 10:00 - Philip talks about his two titles & his publishing journey 
  • 14:48 - Philip talks about working with a publisher & editor 
  • 18:14  -Philip discusses the emotional reasons that stop writers from writing & he shares about his first book, Radiance 
  • 22:10- Philip reads from Radiance 
  • 32:10 -  Vikki & Philip talk about his new work, The Writer’s Crucible; Vikki & Philip go deeper into the discussion regarding insecurities, self-doubt, and the inner critic. 
  • 35:37  - Philip talks about the primes of his work, The Writer’s Crucible. 
  • 44:55 - Philip reads from The Writer’s Crucible

 

Links And Resources Mentioned In This Episode:

InkWater Press: https://inkwater.com

Indigo Editing: http://indigoediting.com

Sara Werner’s Podcast: https://www.sarahwerner.com/podcasts/

Broadway Books: https://www.broadwaybooks.net

 

 

Connect with Philip Kenney:

Philips Website:https://www.philip-kenney.com

 

Podcast Music Credits:

Artist: Kevin MacLead

Title: Backbay Lounge

Album: Teh Jazzes, 2017

Website: https://incompetech.com/music/

 

Thanks For Listening

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Episode 32: Bharti Kirchner; Cookbook & Literary Fiction Author

December 3, 2018

Episode 32: Bharti Kirchner; Cookbook & Literary Fiction Author

In This Episode, You’ll Hear:

(Podcast run time 43 minutes)

  • :50 - Introduction to  Bharti
  • 2:56- Bharti shares the genres she has published from cookbooks to a mystery author
  • 4:40- Bharti goes deeper into her cookbook titles and topics 
  • 7:09 - Bharti talks about her transition into literary commercial fiction 
  • 9:33 - Bharti discusses her new mystery series
  • 11:00 - Vikki and Bharti talk about the writing process & outlining
  • 12:48 - Bharti shares her traditional publishing experiences 
  • 14:10 - Bharti reveals her tips for being noticed and published
  • 15:50 -  Vikki and Bharti talk about support groups & writers conferences
  • 19:18 - Bharti shares what inspires her and keeps her motivated
  • 22:27 - Bharti and Vikki talk about grants and awards
  • 26:40 - Bharti reads from her work Season of Sacrifice 

 

Connect with Bharti Kirchner:

Bharti’s Website: http://www.bhartikirchner.com

Bharti on Wikipedia: https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Bharti_Kirchner

Bharti on Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/bharti.kirchner

Bharti on Amazon: https://authorcentral.amazon.com/gp/profile

 

 

Podcast Music Credits:

Artist: Kevin MacLead

Title: Backbay Lounge

Album: Teh Jazzes, 2017

Website: https://incompetech.com/music/

 

Thanks For Listening

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