Authors of the Pacific Northwest
Episode 79: Tahseen Paulson author of The Princesses of Aikman Road and Impoverished Splendor

Episode 79: Tahseen Paulson author of The Princesses of Aikman Road and Impoverished Splendor

January 20, 2020

Episode 79: Tahseen Paulson author of The Princesses of Aikman Road and Impoverished Splendor

In This Episode, You’ll Hear:

(Podcast run time 42.6 min.)

 

  • :35 - Introduction to Tahseen 
  • 1:30 -Tahseen shares a story about Vikki & her mutual author friend, Mike Salt
  • 4:49 -  Tahseen & Vikki talk about connections
  • 5:25 - Tahseen  shares what she is reading 
  • 7:46-Tahseen talks about her background
  • 9:10- Tahseen shares about her book
  • 11:25 - Tahseen talks about the writing journey with her sister
  • 13:44 - Tahseen shares about she worked with her sister as a co-author
  • 15:12 -Tahseen talks about the publishing journey
  • 21:13 - Tahseen shares her inspiration 
  • 24:02 Tahseen reads from The Princesses of Aikman Road and Impoverished Splendor
  • 39:00  - Tahseen shares encouragement to other writers 

 

Connect with Tahseen Paulson:

 

Tahseen’s website: https://tahseenpaulson.wixsite.com/website

 

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 78: Update with Jeremiah Franklin

Episode 78: Update with Jeremiah Franklin

January 6, 2020

Episode 78: Update with Jeremiah Franklin

 

In This Episode, You’ll Hear:

(Podcast run time 20 min.)

 

  • :35 - Introduction to Jeremiah Franklin
  • 1:18 - Jeremiah shares about the first book in his trilogy.
  • 2:14 -  Jeremiah introduces his second book, Cult of the Crow
  • 2:32- Jeremiah gets listeners up to speed with what he has been doing  
  • 3:10 -Jeremiah shares about the American Library Association conference 
  • 5:19 - Jeremiah & Vikki talk about writing workshops for students
  • 7:25 - Vikki reveals her new project: Author’s Librarian 
  • 8:00 - Jeremiah shares what he has learned during the year
  • 9:54 -Jeremiah reads from Cult of the Crow 
  • 15:48 - Vikki & Jeremiah close the podcast talking about the blog post that Jeremiah will write for Squishpen Productions 
  • 17:37: Jeremiah shares what’s happening for him in 2020

Production Note: You can access Jeremiah’s first interview, Episode #34 here.  

 

Connect with Jeremiah Franklin:

Jeremiah’s website: https://jeremiahfranklin.com

 

Resources Mentioned on the Podcast: 

American Library Association Conference: http://www.ala.org/conferencesevents/upcoming-annual-conferences-midwinter-meetings

Squishpen Productions Blog: https://www.squishpen.com/vikkijcarterblog

 

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 77: Julia Stoops: Visual Artist & Author of Parts per Million

Episode 77: Julia Stoops: Visual Artist & Author of Parts per Million

December 30, 2019

Episode 77: Julia Stoops: Visual Artist & Author of Parts per Million

 

In This Episode, You’ll Hear:

(Podcast run time 1 hour 12 min.)

  • :48 - Introduction to Julia Stoops
  • 1:50 -  Julia & Vikki talk about living in Portland 
  • 3:40 -  Julia talks about her day job
  • 5:00- Julia & Vikki talk about web design 
  • 8:16 - Julia talks about marketing her book
  • 11:27 - Julia shares what she is currently reading 
  • 15:22 -Julia talks about the title of her book Parts per Million 
  • 28:42 - Julia shares about her writing group
  • 33:19- Julia talks about her publishing journey 
  • 48:09- Julia reads from Parts per Million
  • 1:10 - Julia provides a tip for success

 

Connect with Julia Stoops:

Julia’s website: http://juliastoops.com

 

Resources Mentioned on the Podcast:

 

 

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 76: Michael (Mike) Copperman; Author of the heart-wrenching memoir - Teacher : Two Years in the Mississippi Delta

Episode 76: Michael (Mike) Copperman; Author of the heart-wrenching memoir - Teacher : Two Years in the Mississippi Delta

December 16, 2019

Episode 76: Michael (Mike) Copperman; Author of the heart-wrenching memoir - Teacher: Two Years in the Mississippi Delta

 

In This Episode, You’ll Hear:

(Podcast run time 50 min.)

  • :30 - Introduction to Michael (Mike) Copperman
  • 3:38 -  Mike talks about his writing journey
  • 4:42 -  Mike shares what he is reading
  • 6:04- Mike shares about his fiction short stories
  • 7:05 - Mike & Vikki talk about university teaching & working with students
  • 10:05 - Mike talks about his writing process
  • 15:40 - Mike and Vikki talk about the development of the book, Teacher: Two Years in the Mississippi Delta
  • 18:05 - Vikki & Mike talk about the line between memories and publishing a memoir
  • 19:53- Mike shares the synopsis of the book  
  • 21:20 - Mike talks about his Teach for America experience
  • 23:19- Mike talks about his publishing journey 
  • 24:55 - Mike shares his journey of finding an agent 
  • 30:50 - Mike & Vikki talk about support groups
  • 33:00 -  Mike shares his inspiration
  • 36:27 - Mike talks about his future works & plans
  • 39:00 - Mike reads from Teacher: Two Years in the Mississippi Delta
  • 46:48 - Vikki & Mike talk about Vikki's followup questions from Mike’s reading 
  • 49:12 - Mike shares parting tips

Connect with Michael (Mike) Copperman:

 

Michael’s website: http://www.mikecopperman.com

 

Resources Mentioned on the Podcast:

 

Teach For America: https://www.teachforamerica.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 75: Bonus Episode: Shannon Kaiser- #1 International Bestselling Author, Global Speaker, and Empowerment Coach 

Episode 75: Bonus Episode: Shannon Kaiser- #1 International Bestselling Author, Global Speaker, and Empowerment Coach 

November 18, 2019

Episode 75: Bonus Episode: Shannon Kaiser- #1 International Bestselling Author, Global Speaker, and Empowerment Coach 

 

In This Episode, You’ll Hear:

(Podcast run time 50 min.)

 

  • :30 - Introduction to Shannon Kaiser
  • 1:25 -  Shannon shares about her personal journey & the start of her writing journey 
  • 3:00 - Shannon explains authentic living
  • 6:25- Shannon talks about the birth of her book The Joy Seeker
  • 7:47 - Vikki & Shannon talk about the book format
  • 9:00 - Shannon shares her writing journey 
  • 11:45 - Shannon talks about co-publishing & her publishing journey
  • 13:33 - Vikki & Shannon talk about discouragement 
  • 17:20 - Shannon talks about the phases of entrepreneurship   
  • 21:34 - Vikki shares her story about failure with Shannon
  • 23:05 - Shannon talks about her website
  • 26:05 - Shannon shares the information about her book, The Joy Seeker
  • 30:50 - Shannon reads from The Joy Seeker
  • 46:00 - Vikki & Shannon make plans for a future episode
  • 47:20 - Shannon closes the podcast with her plans regarding a book tour & retreats & marketing advice for authors 

 

Connect with Shannon Kaiser:

Shannon’s website: https://www.playwiththeworld.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 74: Erick W. Metz; Ghostwriter & Supernatural Fiction Author

Episode 74: Erick W. Metz; Ghostwriter & Supernatural Fiction Author

November 18, 2019

Episode 74: Erick W. Metz; Ghostwriter & Supernatural Fiction Author

In This Episode, You’ll Hear:

(Podcast run time 53 min.)

  • :30 - Introduction to Erick Metz
  • 2:00 -  Erick shares what is on his reading list
  • 3:35 - Erick & Vikki talk about world creation and D&D
  • 4:40 - Erick talks about his genre 
  • 6:35- Erick shares about his writing journey 
  • 8:01 - Erick & Vikki talks about teaching and Erick’s social work
  • 8:45 - Erick shares about his ghostwriting experiences  
  • 13:35- Erick talks about what genres he works on as an editor & what he’s skilled at as an editor
  • 16:07 - Erick walks us through his writing process 
  • 23:20 - Erick & Vikki talk about his marketing strategies   
  • 28:06 - Erick shares about his involvement with the Willamette Writers 
  • 31:23 - Erick & Vikki talk about writing groups
  • 33:26 - Erick shares his inspiration 
  • 37:40 - Erick reads from The Mask of Tomorrow 
  • 50:00 -Erick shares what is coming up for him in the next year & tips for aspiring authors

 

Connect with Erick W. Metz:

Erick’s Author website: www.erickmertzauthor.com

Erick’s Editing & Ghostwriting website: www.erickmertzwriting.com

 

Resources Mentioned on the Podcast:

20Booksto50K on Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/groups/20Booksto50k/

Bookfunnel: https://bookfunnel.com

Willamette Writers: https://willamettewriters.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 73: Anne Leigh Parrish; Writer & Poet

Episode 73: Anne Leigh Parrish; Writer & Poet

November 11, 2019

Episode 73: Anne Leigh Parrish; Writer & Poet

 

In This Episode, You’ll Hear:

(Podcast run time 35 min.)

 

  • :32 - Introduction to Anne Leigh Parrish
  • 2:15 - Anne shares what she is reading 
  • 3:38 - Anne talks about her educational background & her writing journey
  • 8:13 - Anne shares about her writing process & writing poetry versus writing fiction
  • 10:46- Anne talks about what genre she writes  
  • 11:54 - Anne shares about her publishing journey over the years 
  • 13:05 - Anne shares valuable advice about publishing & finding an agent 
  • 15:42- Anne and Vikki discuss marketing & working with a publicist  
  • 18:17 - Vikki & Anne talk about using short stories for exposure 
  • 20:10 - Anne provides tips about using Twitter 
  • 21:36 - Anne and Vikki talk about writer support groups & association groups
  • 23:10 - Anne talks about her inspiration
  • 24:19 - Anne shares her titles
  • 26:25 - Anne reads from Maggie’s Ruse

 

Connect with Anne Leigh Parrish:

 

Resources Mentioned in the Podcast:

Poets & Writers: https://www.pw.org

Association of Writers & Writing Programs (AWP): https://www.awpwriter.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 72: Rayne Lacko; YA Author & Creative Writing Instructor

Episode 72: Rayne Lacko; YA Author & Creative Writing Instructor

October 28, 2019

Episode 72: Rayne Lacko; YA Author & Creative Writing Instructor

In This Episode, You’ll Hear:

(Podcast run time 1 hour 15 min.)

  • :41 - Introduction to Rayne
  • 3:07- Rayne shares what she is currently reading
  • 4:42 - Rayne talks about her background
  • 7:45 - Rayne shares about writing YA  
  • 8:46- Rayne & Vikki talk about rock-n-roll books 
  • 10:06 - Rayne shares her inspiration for her first book
  • 15:35 - Rayne talks about her writing process & emotional payoff from characters  
  • 25:28 - Rayne shares about her publishing journey 
  • 30:00- Rayne shares advice about publishing
  • 38:06 - Rayne talks with Vikki about Vikki’s writing journey
  • 44:19 - Rayne shares her titles & her inspiration
  • 48:09 - Rayne reads from A Song for the Road
  • 1:02: Rayne shares one last tip for authors

 

Connect with Rayne Lacko:

Rayne Lacko’s website: https://raynelacko.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 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)

Licensed under Creative Commons: By Attribution 3.0 License

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

 

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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

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

 

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