Authors of the Pacific Northwest
Episode 97: Jennifer Gold: Award-winning author of book club fiction

Episode 97: Jennifer Gold: Award-winning author of book club fiction

November 16, 2020

 

In This Episode, You’ll Hear:

(Podcast run time 34 minutes)

 

  • :23: Introduction to Jennifer  
  • 2:11 : Jennifer talks about her background
  • 4:42 - Jennifer discusses the mindset of a career author 
  • 5:14  - Vikki discussed her current mindset as an author
  • 7:24- Jennifer shares her reading list
  • 9:50 -  Jennifer discusses her pen name
  • 13:13 - Jennifer introduces her recent book
  • 18:44 - Jennifer discusses her publishing journey
  • 19:56 - Jennifer shares about her relationship with her agent
  • 29:27 - Jennifer coaches Vikki on the negatives
  • 31:43 - Jennifer shares her inspiration for her book Keep Me Afloat
  • 36:31- Jennifer reads from Keep Me Afloat
  • 42:56 - Jennifer closes the podcast with two words of advice

 

 

Connect with Jennifer Gold:

 

Website: https://www.jennifergoldauthor.com/

Newsletter: https://www.jennifergoldauthor.com/jennis-cafe

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

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

Goodreads: https://www.goodreads.com/author/show/18689385.Jennifer_Gold

 

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Episode 96: Kit Bakke:  Three Time Published Author, Life Long Activist and Native Born Seattleite

Episode 96: Kit Bakke: Three Time Published Author, Life Long Activist and Native Born Seattleite

October 26, 2020

In This Episode, You’ll Hear:

(Podcast run time 34 minutes)

 

  • :45: Introduction to Kit Bakke
  • 1:42: Kit talks about her background
  • 5:54 - Vikki shares about the podcast with Kit
  • 7:06  - Kit talks about her writing journey & what she is currently reading
  • 9:41- Kit shares her titles
  • 12:49 -  Kit & Vikki discuss current events
  • 16:20 - Vikki shares about her being The Author’s Librarian
  • 16:51 - Kit discuss the writing process for each title
  • 21:12 - Vikki reveals information about her own book
  • 21:19 - Kit talks about the publishing journey for each book
  • 24:46 - Vikki and Kit discuss academic presses
  • 26:34 - Kit reads from Dancing on the Edge
  • 30:23 - Kit shares her inspiration

 

Connect with Kit Bakke:

Kit’s website: www.kitbakke.com

 

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Title: Amazing Plan by Kevin MacLeod (incompetech.com)

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Episode 95: Donna Miscolta; three-time published author

Episode 95: Donna Miscolta; three-time published author

October 12, 2020

In This Episode, You’ll Hear:

(Podcast run time 36 minutes)

 

  • :24: Introduction to Donna Miscolta & her background
  • 3:53 - Vikki discusses with Donna the background of the podcast
  • 5:12  - Donna shares what she is reading
  • 7:10- Donna talks about her writing process & shares her titles
  • 11:28 -  Donna & Vikki talk about short story writing and Donna’s process
  • 22:53 - Donna reads from her new book Living Color’s Angie Rubio Stories
  • 34:22 - Donna shares how readers can connect with her
  • 36:25 - Donna closes the episode with her tips for aspiring authors

 

Connect with Donna Miscolta:

Donna’s Website: https://donnamiscolta.com

 

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Title: Amazing Plan by Kevin MacLeod (incompetech.com)

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Episode 94: Jennie Shortridge: five time published author,  American Booksellers Association’s Indie Next picks  & Library Journal’s Editors’ Picks Author

Episode 94: Jennie Shortridge: five time published author, American Booksellers Association’s Indie Next picks & Library Journal’s Editors’ Picks Author

September 28, 2020

In This Episode, You’ll Hear:

(Podcast run time 37 minutes)

 

  • :33 - Introduction to Jennie 
  • 1:56 - Jennie shares her writing background 
  • 6:26  - Vikki & Jennie talk about how long it takes to write a book
  • 8:00 - Vikki shares a bit about her writing background & her journey
  • 10:10 - Jennie shares what she is reading
  • 14:33 -  Vikki & Jennie discuss Vikki’s book
  • 15: 20 - Jennie talks about her genre & titles
  • 24:19 - Vikki talks about her online course for authors & researching
  • 25:50 - Jennie discusses her publishing journey & working with an agent
  • 27: 25 - Jennie reads from Love, Water, Memory
  • 34:45 - Vikki has questions about the story

Connect with Jennie Shortridge:

 

Jennie’s website: http://jennieshortridge.com

 

Podcast Music Credits:

 

Title: Amazing Plan by Kevin MacLeod (incompetech.com)

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Episode 93: Special Guest Anthony (Tony) J. Anastasi; Octogenarian Short Story Memoir Author

Episode 93: Special Guest Anthony (Tony) J. Anastasi; Octogenarian Short Story Memoir Author

September 14, 2020

In This Episode, You’ll Hear:

(Podcast run time 34 minutes)

  • :33 - Introduction to Anthony (Tony) Anastasi
  • 1:24 - Tony shares his history of his writer’s journey
  • 8:28  - Tony talks about his career as a White House Speech Writer
  • 9:00 - Tony shares about his transition from retirement to working as a substitute teacher
  • 10:37 - Vikki shares with Tony her background & how she started the podcast
  • 12:10 - Tony talks about his self-publishing journey with his daughter’s poetry  reads from poetry, titled Great Grandmother 
  • 15:34 - Tony talks about his other book, The Last Personal Letter
  • 16:19 - Tony shares about his traditional published titled, Geezing Along at 80: Living, Loving, and Laughing After 80
  • 18:34 - Vikki & Tony discuss his writing process & the start of his book
  • 23:20 - Tony reads sections from his book, Geezing Along at 80
  • 30:55 - Vikki ends the podcast by asking Tony about his inspiration & Tony and Vikki end the podcast with Tony’s advice for Vikki 

Connect with Anthony J. Anastasi:  

Anthony’s website: https://sites.google.com/view/geezingalongat80

 

Podcast Music Credits:

Title: Amazing Plan by Kevin MacLeod (incompetech.com)

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Episode 92: Sean Crow - Fantasy, Cyberpunk, & Sci- Fi Author

Episode 92: Sean Crow - Fantasy, Cyberpunk, & Sci- Fi Author

August 24, 2020

 

In This Episode, You’ll Hear:

(Podcast run time 49 minutes)

 

  • :33 - Introduction to Sean Crow
  • 1:35 -  Sean & Vikki talk about their teaching backgrounds 
  • 5:15  -  Sean talks about what he is reading
  • 7:32 - Sean shares about his writing & reading journey
  • 11:02 - Vikki shares with Sean about her inspiration
  • 11:52 -  Sean talks about the three genres he writes  
  • 14:44 - Sean discusses his publishing journey
  • 20:09 -  Sean talks about social media & support found on Facebook
  • 26:25 - Sean shares his titles & talks about how he found the artist for his books
  • 32:42- Sean reads from Godless Lands
  • 48:10 - Vikki & Sean close out the podcast with the timing of his book & Sean shares advice for authors 

 

Please note, this podcast was recorded during the COVID outbreak. Please visit Sean’s website for updates on events.

 

Connect with Sean Crow:

 

Sean’s Website: www.lordofcrows.com

Sean on Instagram: @lordofcrowsauthor

Sean on Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/sean.crow.180

Sean on Goodreads: https://www.goodreads.com/author/show/16255200.Sean_Crow

 

Resources Mentioned on the Podcast: 

Anthony Ryan’s Website: https://anthonyryan.net

 

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Episode 91: William (Bill) Schreiber; Author & Screenwriter

Episode 91: William (Bill) Schreiber; Author & Screenwriter

July 27, 2020

Episode 91: William (Bill) Schreiber; Author & Screenwriter 

 

In This Episode, You’ll Hear:

(Podcast run time 44 minutes)

  • :33 - Introduction to William Schreiber
  • 1:18 -  William discusses his background & day job
  • 2:46  -  William shares a tip about freelance writing
  • 5:07 -  William talks about the books he is reading
  • 6:00  William shares about his writing journey
  • 7:15-  William talks about writing a book from a screenplay
  • 13:17-  William shares about winning the 2019 Rising Star from the Women’s Fiction Writers Association & publishing his book
  • 15:42 - William talks about the theme of his book
  • 19:18 -  Vikki shares with William updates about her own book & finding an agent
  • 21:01  William shares his inspiration for his book
  • 24:55- William reads from Someone to Watch Over Me
  • 39:35 -  William talks about events during the COVID outbreak
  • 41:05 -  William shares advice for aspiring authors 


Please note, this podcast was recorded during the COVID outbreak. Please visit Williams’s website for updates on his events.

 

Connect with William Schreiber: 

 

Website: http://williamschreiber.com

Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/williamschreiberauthor
Twitter: https://twitter.com/bill_schreiber
Amazon Author Page: https://amazon.com/author/williamschreiber
Goodreads Author Page: https://www.goodreads.com/williamschreiber
Book Trailer: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=QbaRFPh7PEE

 

 

Resources Mentioned on the Podcast: 

 

PNWA: https://www.pnwa.org

Manuscript Wishlist: https://www.manuscriptwishlist.com

Query Tracker: https://querytracker.net

 

 

Podcast Music Credits:

 

Title: Amazing Plan by Kevin MacLeod (incompetech.com)

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Episode 90: Elise Hooper; Biographical Historical Fiction

Episode 90: Elise Hooper; Biographical Historical Fiction

July 13, 2020

Episode 90: Elise Hooper; Biographical Historical Fiction

 

In This Episode, You’ll Hear:

(Podcast run time 53 minutes)

 

  • :56 - Introduction to Elise
  • 3:24 -  Elise shares about her background
  • 3:33  -  Elise shares about Hugo House
  • 5:33 -  Elise talks about what she is reading & being in a book club
  • 6:55-  Elise & Vikki talk about their literature passion
  • 7:15-  Elise shares about her author journey
  • 8:45 -  Elise shares her titles 
  • 10:09 - Elise & Vikki talk about Little Women
  • 11:18 -  Elise shares her writing process with each of her books
  • 19:13-  Elise discusses her writing routine
  • 19:55 - Vikki & Elise discuss finding time to write
  • 20:26 -  Elise talks about her newest book Fast Girls
  • 27:30 -  Elise shares about her journey to publication
  • 31:30-  Elise shares about landing an agent 
  • 35:10 -  Elise shares her inspiration
  • 36:33 -  Elise & Vikki talk about feedback & life long learning
  • 38:05 -  Elise reads from Fast Girls
  • 51:10 - Elise shares one more piece of advice

Please note, this podcast was recorded during the COVID outbreak. Please visit Elise’s website for updates on her events.

 

Connect with Elise Hooper: 

Elise’s website: https://www.elisehooper.com

 

Resources Mentioned on the Podcast: 

Hugo House: https://hugohouse.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 89: Halie Fewkes; YA- Fantasy Mystery Author & Kickstarter Marketing Queen!

Episode 89: Halie Fewkes; YA- Fantasy Mystery Author & Kickstarter Marketing Queen!

June 29, 2020

In This Episode, You’ll Hear:

(Podcast run time 1 hour)

 

  • :35 - Introduction to Halie Fewkes
  • 1:37 -  Halie & Vikki chat about their favorite place near them
  • 3:33  -  Halie shares her journey of being an author 
  • 10:35 -  Halie shares about using Kickstarter marketing 
  • 16:01-  Halie dives into print on demand after a Kickstarter campaign
  • 17:16-  Halie talks about her year writing while traveling on Amtrack
  • 21:59 -  Halie shares about promoting her books at events
  • 25:02 - Halie & Vikki discussed COVID and how it stopped Halie’s bookings
  • 28:32 -  Halie shares about her school program
  • 29:31-  Halie & Vikki talk about author platforms & social media
  • 34:33 - Halie shares how she met her Illustrator for her new book
  • 36:20 -  Halie shares about her book series Secret to the Tally
  • 37:49 -  Vikki shares her struggles with the year and the COVID outbreak
  • 42:41-  Vikki & Halie discuss her educational background
  • 47:13 -  Halie goes back into sharing about the series of Secret to the Tally
  • 52:22 -  Halie reads from Book I: Secret to the Tally
  • 1:06:42 -  Vikki & Hailie close out the podcast 

 

Please note, this podcast was recorded during the COVID outbreak. Please visit Halie’s website for updates on her events.

 

Connect with Halie Fewkes: 

 

Halie Fewkes website: https://www.secretsofthetally.com

 

Podcast Music Credits:

Title: Amazing Plan by Kevin MacLeod (incompetech.com)

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Episode 88: Mystery Series Author P. J. Howell

Episode 88: Mystery Series Author P. J. Howell

June 15, 2020

Episode 88: Mystery Series Author P. J. Howell

In This Episode, You’ll Hear:

(Podcast run time 60 min.)

  • :45 - Introduction to P.J. Howell
  • 2:39 - P.J. shares what she is currently reading 
  • 5:10  - P.J. & Vikki share tips about getting more reading time in the day 
  • 7:10  - P.J. talks about her journey from private investigator to full-time author
  • 12:15 - Vikki shares her writing & podcast journey with P.J.   
  • 15:01 - P.J. shares her titles & talks about the setting of her series
  • 20:36 - Vikki talks about her writer’s group
  • 21: 35 - P.J. shares about her writing process
  • 23:50 - Vikki talks about her the development process with her work in progress
  • 25:25 - P.J. shares examples when inspiration hits 
  • 28:00 - P.J. talks about her publication journey
  • 30:00 -  P.J. gives Vikki advice about publishing
  • 33:24 - P.J. talks about what she wished she knew when she started
  • 36:30 - Vikki follows up with the advice talking about her newsletter
  • 40:07 - P. J. & Vikki discuss writer’s groups
  • 44:56 - P. J. Reads from Cross My Heart; Volume 4 in the Jorja Matthews Mystery series
  • 54:52 - Vikki follows up the reading with questions

Please note, this podcast was recorded before the COVID outbreak. Please visit P.J.’s website for updates on her events.

Connect with P.J.: 

P.J. Howell’s website: https://pjhowellauthor.com

 

Resources Mentioned:

Author Your Life: https://www.authoryourlifenow.com

 

Podcast Music Credits:

Title: Amazing Plan by Kevin MacLeod (incompetech.com)

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Episode 87: Science Fiction Author, Race Walters

Episode 87: Science Fiction Author, Race Walters

May 25, 2020

Episode 87: Science Fiction Author, Race Walters

In This Episode, You’ll Hear:

(Podcast run time 35 min.)

  • :50- Introduction to Race
  • 2:12- Race talks about his writing career, school, homeownership 
  • 3:00  - Race & Vikki talk about the side-hustle & writing
  • 5:50  - Race shares an analogy about what it is like to be a writer
  • 6:00 - Race talks about what he is reading
  • 6:58 - Race shares his writing journey 
  • 8:30 - Race talks about his support
  • 10:50 - Race shares his writing process
  • 14:23 - Vikki & Race talks about his publishing journey with Mason: Us versus the World
  • 20:30 - Race shares his inspiration
  • 23:34- Race reads from Mason: Us versus the World
  • 33:00-  Race talks about the future of his works
  • 33:29 - Race gives advice to his seventeen-year-old self

 

Please note, this podcast was recorded before the COVID outbreak. Please visit Race’s website for updates on his events.

Connect with Race Walters: 

Race’s website: https://www.racewaltersart.com

 

Podcast Music Credits:

Title: Amazing Plan by Kevin MacLeod (incompetech.com)

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Episode 86: David James Roberts; Writer, Journalist, & Documentarian

Episode 86: David James Roberts; Writer, Journalist, & Documentarian

May 12, 2020

Episode 86: David James Roberts; Writer, Journalist, & Documentarian

 

In This Episode, You’ll Hear:

(Podcast run time 49 min.)

 

  • :50- Introduction to David
  • 2:10 - David shares about his journey to the Northwest
  • 3:24  - Vikki & David talk about the start of his book
  • 5:20  - David shares what he is reading
  • 6:55 - Vikki talks about her online course & services she’s developing 
  • 7:30 - David shares about his writing journey 
  • 11:07 - Vikki & David share about their dyslexia & overcoming it to be a writer 
  • 12:48 - David shares about his book, The Paper Man
  • 15:40 - David talks about how he discovered this story
  • 18:13 - Vikki asks questions about David’s approach to writing his book 
  • 23:15 - David shares about his publishing journey
  • 30:09 -  David talks about a writing support group
  • 31:30 -  Vikki & David talk about disconnecting from social media while writing
  • 33:58 -  David shares his inspiration to keep writing this book & upcoming events (prior to the COVID outbreak.) 
  • 37:10 - David reads from The Paper Man
  • 47:40 - Vikki ends the podcast with a question about an auto book. 

 

Please note, this podcast was recorded at the start of the COVID outbreak. Please visit David’s website for updates on his events.

 

Connect with David: 

David James Robert’s website: https://davidjamesrobertsauthor.square.site

 

Resources Mentioned in the Podcast: 

Blue Forge Press: https://blueforgegroup.wixsite.com/blueforgegroup

 

Podcast Music Credits:

Title: Amazing Plan by Kevin MacLeod (incompetech.com)

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Episode 85: Reese’s February 2020 Book Club Pick, New York Times & USA Today Bestseller Author: Erica Bauermeister 

Episode 85: Reese’s February 2020 Book Club Pick, New York Times & USA Today Bestseller Author: Erica Bauermeister 

April 27, 2020

Episode 85: Reese’s February 2020 Book Club Pick, New York Times & USA Today Bestseller Author: Erica Bauermeister 

 

In This Episode, You’ll Hear:

(Podcast run time 1 hr. 2 min.)

 

  • :33 - Introduction to Erica Bauermeister
  • 1:43 - Erica shares about her Pacific Northwest roots
  • 2:30  - Erica talks about her writer’s journey & her first work in the academic writing 
  • 5:50 Erica encourages us aspiring authors regarding the journey of writing
  • 6:14 - Vikki & Erica talk about Vikki’s current job & her writing
  • 7:05 - Erica & Vikki talks about the book 500 Great Books by Women & working through rejections & developing the craft
  • 11:50- Erica shares about her writing process
  • 16:50 - Erica talks about what she is reading
  • 18:53 - Erica shares the titles she has written
  • 21:05 - Vikki talks about her home with Erica 
  • 21:50 - Erica shares about her traditional publishing process & finding an agent 
  • 25:01- Vikki & Erica talk about community & The Seattle 7 Authors  
  • 27:25 -Erica & Vikki talk about The Scent Keeper & Reese’s Book Club
  • 35:21 - Erica reads from The Scent Keeper
  • 39:24 - Vikki asked questions about the end of the story
  • 42:15 - Erica share more inspiration for The Scent Keeper
  • 45:13 - Erica talks about House Lessons
  • 49:22 - Erica shares a lesson she learned from writing House Lessons and reads from the book
  • 53:18: Erica reads from House Lessons
  • 59:45: Erica ends the podcast with valuable final words for authors

 

Please note, this podcast was recorded at the start of the COVID outbreak. Please visit Erica’s website for updates on her events.

 

Connect with Erica Bauermeister: 

 

Erica’s Website: http://www.ericabauermeister.com

 

Resources Mentioned:

 

500 Great Books by Women: https://www.amazon.com/500-Great-Books-Women-Readers/dp/0140175903

 

Seattle 7 Writers (now closed) : https://www.seattle7writers.org

 

Reese’s Book Club: https://hello-sunshine.com/book-club

 

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 84: Special Guest Author - Laura Munson; New York Best Selling Author, Teacher, Speaker, & Founder of Haven Writing Programs

Episode 84: Special Guest Author - Laura Munson; New York Best Selling Author, Teacher, Speaker, & Founder of Haven Writing Programs

April 13, 2020

 

Episode 84: Special Guest Author - Laura Munson; New York Best Selling Author, Teacher, Speaker, & Founder of Haven Writing Programs

 

In This Episode, You’ll Hear:

(Podcast run time 60 min.)

  • :33 - Introduction to Laura Munson
  • 2:15 - Laura shares her writing journey & Haven Writing Programs
  • 4:55 -  Laura dives deeper into the programs through Haven Writing & what inspired it
  • 8:40- Vikki shares some of her struggles with community & finding community 
  • 11:12 - Laura discusses how community fits with her novel Willa’s Grove
  • 15:00 - Laura & Vikki talk about the next stage for her writing 
  • 16:13 - Laura talks about her expertise & finding an audience 
  • 19:04 - Laura talks about rejection & writing the book over the business of writing
  • 21:29 - Laura shares her titles & writing process 
  • 25:33 - Laura talks through scheduling writing time as a flexible writer & what questions to ask as a writer before developing a writing routine
  • 32:48 - Laura & Vikki talk about online courses & investing in ourselves
  • 35:20 - Laura shares the inspiration for her books & retreats 
  • 40:18 - Laura gives more advice for authors just starting out
  • 45:50 - Laura reads from Willa’s Grove

Connect with Laura Munson: 

Laura’s website: https://lauramunson.com

 

Resources Mentioned:

Natalie Goldberg’s website: https://nataliegoldberg.com

Girl Friday Productions: https://www.girlfridayproductions.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 83: Amber Cowie: Thriller Author

Episode 83: Amber Cowie: Thriller Author

March 23, 2020

Episode 83: Amber Cowie:  Thriller Author

 

In This Episode, You’ll Hear:

(Podcast run time 55 min.)

 

  • :51 - Introduction to Amber Cowie
  • 1:20 - Amber & Vikki talk about Canada 
  • 4:20 -  Amber & Vikki discuss the royal family
  • 5:33 - Amber talks about her writing journey 
  • 8:40- Amber discusses grant writing 
  • 9:30- Amber shares what she is reading
  • 12:30 - Vikki & Amber discuss Outlander
  • 15:50 - Amber talks about her genre 
  • 17:15 - Amber shares about her workshops 
  • 23:39 - Amber talks about her titles & publication journey
  • 37:48 - Vikki talks about her own projects
  • 39:25 - Amber reads from Raven Lane
  • 46:35 - Amber & Vikki end the podcast with discussions about authors reading their own work
  • 52:34 - Amber shares what she is doing in 2020

 

 

Connect with Amber Cowie: 

 

Amber’s website: http://www.ambercowie.com/about/

 

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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