Episode 13: Susan Wiggs, #1 New York Times Bestselling Author

June 18, 2018

Episode 13: Susan Wiggs,  #1 New York Times Bestselling Author

In This Episode, You’ll Hear:

 (Podcast run time 29 minutes)

  • :38 - Introduction to Susan Wiggs
  • 2:10  - Susan shares a bit about her international travels
  • 3:20 - Susan talks about international publishing
  • 4:15 - Susan discusses her titles and the genre she writes
  • 5:55- Susan walks listeners through her 35 years of publishing 
  • 7:35 - Susan talks about the earlier years and finding an agent & her first publishing experience
  • 9:39- Susan shares her advice regarding finding an agent
  • 13:57 -Vikki & Susan discuss Susan’s marketing “machine”
  • 15:05 -Susan shares about her support groups & associations over the years
  • 18:35 Susan talks about her inspiration
  • 20:59 Vikki & Susan discuss work ethics for success 
  • 24:15  Susan reveals new about a movie and TV series based on several of her works

 

 

Connect with Susan Wiggs:

 Susan’s website: http://www.susanwiggs.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 12: Brittney Joy, YA Fantasy

June 11, 2018

Episode 12: Brittney Joy,  YA Fantasy

In This Episode, You’ll Hear:

 

(Podcast run time 59:45 minutes)

 

  • :59 - Introduction to Brittney Joy, YA Fantasy
  • 3:03  - Brittney shares her titles she has published
  • 5:00 - Brittney shares what she wants new readers to know about her right up front
  • 7:29 - Brittney talks about when she knew she was an author
  • 10:30 - Brittney talks about her publishing journey 
  • 14:45 - Vikki & Brittney talk about cover designs 
  • 20:26 - Brittney & Vikki discuss finding & using an editor
  • 25:30 -Brittney talks about finding an agent 
  • 30:20 -Brittney shares tips about marketing & support from other authors
  • 36:15 Brittney & Vikki talk about reviewing books
  • 38:00 Brittney shares her motivation & inspiration
  • 43:15 Brittney reads from Overruled

 

 

Connect with Brittney Joy:

 

Brittney Joy Author Website: http://brittneyjoybooks.squarespace.com/

 

Brittney Joy Author Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/brittneyjoybooks

 

Twitter: https://twitter.com/brittneyjoydov

 

Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/brittneyjoybooks/

 

Goodreads: https://www.goodreads.com/Brittney_Joy

 

 

Links And Resources Mentioned In This Episode:

 

AAYAA - An Alliance of Young Adult Authors (almost 3000 members)

https://www.facebook.com/groups/YAauthoralliance/

 

Facebook group for author support/questions (Where Brittney found her copy editor):

https://www.facebook.com/groups/masterkoda/

 

Cover Designer for Brittney’s Red Rock Ranch books - Melody Simmons:

https://bookcoverscre8tive.com/home/

 

Cover Designer for OverRuled & OverRun - Regina Wamba:

https://www.maeidesign.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 11: Peter Gibb, Memoir Author

June 4, 2018

Episode 11: Peter Gibb, Memoir Author

In This Episode, You’ll Hear:

 

(Podcast run time 54 minutes)

 

  • :59 - Introduction to Peter Gibb, Memoir Author
  • 3:32  - Peter shares what is unique about his writing & memoir writing
  • 5:09 - Peter shares about his journey of becoming an author & Vikki and Peter discuss

the stages of authorship

  • 9:07 - Peter explains the differences between memoir authorship & autobiographical writing
  • 13:45 - Vikki & Peter discuss hybrid publication
  • 20:38 - Peter & Vikki discuss Peter’s insights about mindfulness & memoir writing
  • 27:54 - Vikki & Peter talk about author support groups
  • 34:24 - Peter shares what keeps him going as an author & the idea of writing “what you don’t know about.” 
  • 36:37 - Peter reads from King of Doubt

 

 

Connect with Peter Gibbs:

 

Websites:

https://www.petergibb.org

 

Facebook:

https://www.facebook.com/petergibbauthor

 

 

Links And Resources Mentioned In This Episode:

 

Wheatmark Publishing: https://www.wheatmark.com

 

National Association of Memoir Writers: http://namw.org

 

Pacific Northwest Writers Association (PNWA:) https://www.pnwa.org

 

Society of Children’s Book Writers and Illustrators (SCBWI:) https://www.scbwi.org

 

Writer’s Digest: http://www.writersdigest.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 10: Eileen Bjorkman, Creative Non-Fiction; Aviation History

May 28, 2018

Episode 10: Eileen Bjorkman, Creative Non-Fiction; Aviation History

 

In This Episode, You’ll Hear:

 

(Podcast run time 38 minutes)

 

  • 1:15 - Introduction to Eileen Bjorkman, Creative Non-Fiction; Aviation History
  • 3:38  - Eileen discusses when she realized she was an author
  • 4:33- Eileen shares the origins of her book and her wiring journey
  • 9:14 - Eileen discusses her genre, creative non-fiction
  • 10:30 - Eileen and Vikki talk about the publishing journey, finding an agent, & small academic presses
  • 15:10 - Eileen & Vikki talk about marketing
  • 19:30 - Eileen discusses support groups, workshops, & networking
  • 23:56 - Eileen shares what inspires her
  • 26:38 - Eileen shares her future works
  • 29:05- Eileen reads from her work, The Propeller Under the Bed

 

Connect with Eileen Bjorkman:

 

Websites:

http://www.eileenbjorkman.com

http://www.thepropellerunderthebed.com

 

Facebook:

https://www.facebook.com/eabjorkman

https://www.facebook.com/The-Propeller-Under-the-Bed-110169175822842

 

 

 

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 9: Adam Copeland: Historical Fantasy

May 21, 2018

Episode 9: Adam Copeland: Historical Fantasy 

In This Episode, You’ll Hear:

(Podcast run time 37 minutes)

 

  • :55 - Introduction to Adam Copeland: Historical Fantasy Author
  • 1:15 - Adam shares his book titles
  • 3:15 - Adam & Vikki talk about Adam’s publishing journey
  • 5:45 - Adam shares the history of his cover designs and employing artists for them
  • 9:30 - Vikki & Adam talk about promoting using a video trailer & other marketing 
  • 10:15 - Adam & Vikki discuss going about finding an agent
  • 12:15 - Adam shares his experiences with pitching to agents
  • 14:10 - Adam & Vikki talk about more marketing tips and requirements for authors
  • 16:10 - Adam discusses attending a toastmaster’s group to polish his public speaking skills
  • 17:38 - Adam talks about support groups & him co-founding NIWA.
  • 20:35 - Adam shares his inspiration 
  • 22:55 - Adam talks about his future works & plans
  • 24: 57 - Adam reads from Ripples in the Chalice

 

Connect with Adam Copeland:

Facebook:https://www.facebook.com/Echoes-of-Avalon-196323337100482/

Goodreads:https://www.goodreads.com/author/show/129314.Adam_Copeland

Amazon Author Profile:https://www.amazon.com/Adam-Copeland/e/B002XIFMZ0/ref=sr_ntt_srch_lnk_1?qid=1520916984&sr=8-1

 

Links And Resources Mentioned In This Episode:

Deviant Art: https://www.deviantart.com

Meet Up: https://www.meetup.com

Willamette Writers: https://willamettewriters.org

Northwest Independent Writers Association: https://www.niwawriters.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 8: William Cook: Contemporary Short Story & Fiction

May 14, 2018

Episode 8: William Cook: Contemporary Short Story & Fiction 

 In This Episode, You’ll Hear:

 (Podcast run time 40 minutes)

 

  • 1:06 - Introduction to William Cook: Contemporary Short Story & Fiction Author
  • 2:28 - Vikki & William discuss what readers should know about him
  • 3:43 - William shares his titles
  • 7:08- William talked about his wife’s paintings
  • 8:21 - Vikki & William discuss his publishing journey
  • 11:30 -William and Vikki talk about marketing for authors
  • 12:20 - William shares with Vikki his author support groups and associations
  • 14:31 - William shares his inspiration
  • 16:07 - Vikki & William discuss the creative “voices” authors experience
  • 18:47 - William and Vikki talk about the concept of “plotters vs. panster”
  • 20:42 - William shares his future works
  • 23:00 - William reads from his short story, Looking at the Sun

 

Connect with William Cook:

 Website: www.authorwilliamcook.com

Facebook: www.facebook.com/writerwilliamjcook

Amazon Author’s Page:amazon.com/author/cookwilliam

 

Links And Resources Mentioned In This Episode:

 Willamette Writers: https://willamettewriters.org

Northwest Independent Writers Association: https://www.niwawriters.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 7: Trisha Harley McCarthy: Romance

May 7, 2018

Episode 7: Trisha Harley McCarthy: Romance 

 

In This Episode, You’ll Hear:

 (Podcast run time 42 minutes: Adult Content)

 

1:15 - Introduction to Trisha Harley McCarthy

3:19- Trisha talks about her start by writing Fan Fiction

4:37 - Trisha shares the moment she knew she was an author

6:30 - Trisha shares her title

9:25 - Vikki & Trisha discuss her publishing journey

10:52- Vikki & Trish talk about her cover designs 

12:52 - Trisha discusses agents and personal assistants

14:50 - Trisha shares her marketing model 

16:54 - Vikki & Trisha talk about Trisha’s community support & mentoring 

19:38 - Trisha shares her insights about editor’s for hire

20:35 - Trisha reveals what inspires her to keep writing

21:38 - Trisha shares what is in her future

23:14 - Trish reads from Accidentally Love

 

 

Connect with Trisha Harley McCarthy:

 

Instagram:

https://www.instagram.com/authortrishaharleymccarthy/?hl=en

 

Twitter:

https://mobile.twitter.com/authorthmccarth

 

Website:

www.trisharleymccarthy.com

 

Facebook:

https://m.facebook.com/Trishaharleymccarthy/?ref=bookmarks

 

Amazon Author Page:

https://www.amazon.com/Trisha-Harley-McCarthy/e/B00L6QYR7Y

 

 

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 6: David R. Jones: Adult Horror

April 30, 2018

 

Episode 6: David R. Jones: Adult Horror

 

In This Episode, You’ll Hear:

 (Podcast run time 31 minutes)

 

  • 1:00 - Introduction to David R. Jones; Adult Horror Author
  • 2:07 - David talks about when he knew he was an author
  • 3:26 - David shares his titles
  • 5:05 - Vikki & David discuss Bigfoot, squirrels, and the PNW
  • 6:23 - David shares about his self-publishing journey
  • 10:17- David shares his thoughts about getting an agent
  • 11:24 - David gives his marketing tips
  • 13:35 - David discusses support & network groups
  • 15:00 - David talks about his inspiration & motivation
  • 17:23 - David reads from The Birthright of Blood

 

 

Connect with  David R. Jones:

 

Web address: www.davidrjonesauthor.com

Email: davidrjonesauthor@gmail.com

Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/davidrjonesauthor/

Twitter: https://twitter.com/DavidRJones01

 

 

Links And Resources Mentioned In This Episode:

 

Create Space: https://www.createspace.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 5: Rae Rankin: Children’s Book Author

April 23, 2018

 

Episode 5: Rae Rankin: Children’s Book Author

 

In This Episode, You’ll Hear:

 (Podcast run time 25 minutes)

 

  • 1:04 - Introduction to Rae Rankin-  Children’s Book Author
  • 2:05 - Rae shares the titles she has written
  • 3:01 - Rae & Vikki talk about Rae’s self-publishing journey
  • 8:25 - Vikki & Rae discuss the question about having an agent
  • 9:45 - Rae shares her tips for marketing & cover design 
  • 12:31 - Rae talks about networking & support groups
  • 14:27- Rae shares what inspires her
  • 17: 16 - Rae shares what is planned for her future work
  • 19:24 - Rae reads from her book, Cowgirl Lessons

 

 

Connect with Rae Rankin:

 

Web address: www.raerankin.com

Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/raerankinauthor

Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/raerankinauthor/

Twitter: https://www.twitter.com/Cavezzale

 

 

Links And Resources Mentioned In This Episode:

 

Create Space: https://www.createspace.com

Ingramspark: http://www.ingramspark.com

 

Facebook Support Group Suggested by Rae:

https://www.facebook.com/groups/1836452183243396/

https://www.facebook.com/groups/130968980816441/

https://www.facebook.com/groups/1709351915986546/ 

https://www.facebook.com/groups/AskCherry/

 https://www.facebook.com/groups/ButtInChair/

 

 

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 4: CJ Jones: Paranormal Romance Author

April 16, 2018

Episode 4: CJ Jones: Paranormal Romance Author

In This Episode, You’ll Hear:

 (Podcast run time 32 minutes: Adult Content)

  • 1:48 - Introduction to CJ Jones-  Paranormal Romance Author
  • 2:17 - CJ shares when she knew she was an author
  • 3:30 - CJ & Vikki talk about CJ’s self-publishing journey
  • 5:39 - CJ shares her book title
  • 6:21 - CJ talks about resources she uses to learn her craft of writing better.
  • 8:33 - Vikki & CJ discuss CJ’s cover art
  • 19:45- CJ & Vikki talk about networking with other authors
  • 12:08 - CJ & Vikki discuss getting an agent or not
  • 13:33  - CJ describes her online marketing & promotion journey
  • 15:31 - CJ discusses working with an editor
  • 19:41 - CJ talks about what keeps her motivated as an author
  • 21:23 - CJ reads from her title, "Feeling His Passion"

 

Connect with CJ Jones:

Website: www.cjjonesauthor.com

Facebook: www.facebook.com/empathicshifters

Twitter: www.twitter.com/@EmpathicShifter

Instagram: www.instagram/cjjonesauthor

 

 

Links And Resources Mentioned In This Episode:

Savvy Authors: https://savvyauthors.com/blog/

Stephen Kings Book for Authors: https://goo.gl/SY844q

Wicked Smart Designs: https://www.wickedsmartdesigns.com

 

 

Podcast Music Credits:

Artist: Kevin MacLead

Title: Backbay Lounge

Album: Teh Jazzes, 2017

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

 

 

Thanks For Listening

Thanks for listening!. If you have something you’d like to share with me, please connect with us on Facebook, Instagram, Twitter, or our website.

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