Authors of the Pacific Northwest
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)

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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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Episode 65: Cody Voeller; Portland-based Zombie Horror Post-Apocalyptic Sci-Fi Author

Episode 65: Cody Voeller; Portland-based Zombie Horror Post-Apocalyptic Sci-Fi Author

August 5, 2019

Episode 65: Cody Voeller; Portland-based Zombie Horror Post-Apocalyptic Sci-Fi Author

 

In This Episode, You’ll Hear:

(Podcast runs 57 min.)

 

  • :29 - Introduction to Cody
  • 1:55- Cody & Vikki talk about his hometown 
  • 2:30- Cody talks about his background
  • 3:20 - Cody & Vikki talk about her WIP
  • 3:54 - Cody shares a bit about himself 
  • 8:41 - Cody talks about his writing journey
  • 11:25 - Cody shares his genres and titles
  • 15:10-  Cody talks us through his writing process
  • 20:58 - Vikki shares her zombie survival plan
  • 21:56 -  Cody talks about his publishing journey
  • 29:17 - Cody shares about his editing process 
  • 36:11 - Cody talks about his inspiration
  • 37:31 - Cody reads from Heroes Aren’t Born

 

Connect with Cody:

Cody’s website: https://codyvoellerauthor.wixsite.com/mysite

Cody on Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/CodyVoellerTheWriter

Cody on Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/codytheauthor/

Cody’s Amazon Author Page: amazon.com/author/codyvoeller

Cody on Bookbub: https://www.bookbub.com/profile/cody-voeller

Cody on Goodreads: https://www.goodreads.com/author/show/18319411.Cody_Voeller

 

 

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 64: Donna Cameron; Five-Time Award-Winning Author from She Writes Press 

Episode 64: Donna Cameron; Five-Time Award-Winning Author from She Writes Press 

July 29, 2019

Episode 64: Donna Cameron; Five-Time Award-Winning Author from She Writes Press 

 

In This Episode, You’ll Hear:

(Podcast run time 50:17 min.)

 

  • 1:10 - Introduction to Donna & her background 
  • 3:11- Donna & Vikki talk about her blog that started the book
  • 7:27- Donna talks about the personal benefits of living kindly 
  • 10:36 - Donna shares about being an author 
  • 11:59 - Donna talks about the genre of her book and self-help books
  • 13:12 -  Donna discusses why she calls her book a self-help memoir 
  • 15:40 - Donna shares about her publishing journey with She Writes Press
  • 19:15 - Donna talks about working with a publicist 
  • 22:40 - Vikki and Donna discuss her cover art & working with a cover designer 
  • 28:39 - Donna shares the awards her book has received 
  • 30:07 - Donna and Vikki talk about her speaking engagement
  • 33:34 - Donna shares advice to authors
  • 38:24 - Donna reads from her book A Year of Living Kindly

 

Connect with Donna Cameron:

Donna’s website: https://ayearoflivingkindly.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 63: Liz Scott; Portland Memoir Author & Psychologist 

Episode 63: Liz Scott; Portland Memoir Author & Psychologist 

July 22, 2019

Episode 63: Liz Scott; Portland Memoir Author & Psychologist 

 

In This Episode, You’ll Hear:

(Podcast run time 29 min.)

 

  • :32 - Introduction to Liz
  • 3:00- Liz shares a bit about herself  
  • 5:55- Liz talks about her writing process
  • 8:20 - Liz and Vikki talk about writing memoirs
  • 10:15 - Liz talks about her publishing journey
  • 12:20- Vikki & Liz talk about the materials used for her memoir
  • 15:11 - Liz & Vikki discuss reviews for her book
  • 17:50 - Liz reads from This Never Happened

 

Connect with Liz Scott:

 

Liz’s website: https://www.liz-scott.com

Gigi Little Book Cover Designer: https://gigilittle.jimdo.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 62: Laurie Buchanan award-winning author from She Writes Press

Episode 62: Laurie Buchanan award-winning author from She Writes Press

July 15, 2019

Episode 62: Laurie Buchanan award-winning author from She Writes Press

In This Episode, You’ll Hear:

(Podcast run time 57 min)

  • :36 - Introduction to Laurie
  • 3:43- Laurie shares a bit about herself
  • 5:46- Laurie talks about her website Tuesdays with Laurie
  • 8:44 - Laurie defines holistic practitioner 
  • 14:40 - Laurie shares about her two titles
  • 16:45- Vikki & Laurie talk about fellow authors they know
  • 18:50 - Laurie talks about her second title The Business of Being
  • 24:35 - Laurie talks about her first book title Note to Self & color therapy
  • 28:15 -Laurie discusses her writing process
  • 33:29- Laurie talks about her publishing journey
  • 40:58 - Laurie shares about her marketing plan
  • 46:50 -Laurie shares her inspiration
  • 50:05 - Laurie reads from The Business of Being

 

Connect with Laurie Buchanan:

 

Laurie’s website: https://tuesdayswithlaurie.com

 

Write on the Sound: http://writeonthesound.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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