Authors of the Pacific Northwest

Featuring authors from the Pacific Northwest regarding publication. Listeners will hear authors read from their published work.

Episode 83: Amber Cowie: Thriller Author

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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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Episode 82: Katherine Keith; Wilderness Athlete & Iditarod Racer; Author of Epic Solitude

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Episode 82: Katherine Keith; Wilderness Athlete & Iditarod Racer; Author of Epic Solitude

 

In This Episode, You’ll Hear:

(Podcast run time 48:35 min.)

  • :57 - Introduction to Katherine Keith
  • 2:47 - Katherine shares how she made her way to Alaska
  • 8:59 -  Katherine & Vikki talks about tragedy & woman grit
  • 13:43 - Katherine introduces her book, Epic Solitude
  • 14:58- Katherine talks about her writing process
  • 20:02- Katherine & Vikki talk about Katherine’s publishing journey
  • 25:05 - Katherine talks about isolation in dogsledding vs. writing 
  • 30:44 - Katherine reads from Epic Solitude
  • 46:14 - Katherine closes the podcast with advice for other authors

 

Connect with Katherine Keith: 

Katherine website: https://www.katherinekeith.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 81: Heather S. Ransom; YA Sci-Fi Fiction 

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Episode 81: Heather S. Ransom; YA Sci-Fi Fiction 

 

In This Episode, You’ll Hear:

(Podcast run time 42 min.)

  • :45 - Introduction to Heather 
  • 1:33 - Heather & Vikki dive deeper into Heather’s day job
  • 3:40 -  Heather shares when she knew she wanted to be a writer
  • 6:29 - Heather talks about what she is currently reading 
  • 8:40 - Heather and Vikki talk about her writing process
  • 10:36 - Heather shares a bit about her research 
  • 12:33 - Vikki talks about researching 
  • 13:26 - Heather talks about her publishing journey
  • 19:02 - Heather shares a tip for writers pitching a book
  • 20:28 - Heather & Vikki talk about the benefits of indie publishing companies & support groups
  • 21:56 - Vikki & Heather discuss the process of learning the craft & finding diverse readers for our works in progress
  • 27:38 - Heather reads from Going Green & shares the background for the books
  • 38:03- Heather shares about her work with the Willamette Writers 
  • 41:48 - Heather closes the podcast with one more tip for writers

 

Connect with Heather S. Ransom: 

Heather’s website: http://www.heathersransom.ink

 

Resources Mentioned:

Willamette Writers: https://willamettewriters.org

Society of Children’s Book Writers & Illustrators (SCBWI): https://www.scbwi.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 80: William (Bill) Kenower; Lecturer, Coach, and Author of Fearless Writing

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Episode 80: William (Bill) Kenower; Lecturer, Coach, and Author of Fearless Writing

 

In This Episode, You’ll Hear:

(Podcast run time 52 min.)

 

  • :35 - Introduction to William (Bill)  
  • 1:30 -William shares about living in Seattle &  LA
  • 3:59 -  William talks about his podcast & his writing magazine 
  • 8:35 - William & Vikki talk about Vikki’s fears 
  • 10:59- William talks about “picturing your audience” as a writer
  • 15:47- William shares the one question authors should ask about their audience 
  • 16:11 - Vikki & William discuss pitching & marketing
  • 18:52 - William & Vikki talk about authenticity 
  • 20:14 -William shares a metaphor for rejection  
  • 23:13 - Vikki shares her growth regarding feedback
  • 25:00 William talks about when a work is done
  • 29:00  - William & Vikki talk about Vikki’s writing process 
  • 31:32 - William shares his tip for finding time to write
  • 34:33-  William discussed the creative life & the unknown of the creative life
  • 36:48 - Vikki and William talk about living a full-time creative life 
  • 41:07-  William talks about self-publishing 
  • 42: 40 - William gives Vikki insight about finding a publisher & agent
  • 45:06 - Vikki shares about one of her new projects 
  • 46:20 - William reads from Fearless Writing  
  • 48:07 - Vikki closes the podcast by talking about what is coming up for William in 2020

Connect with William Kenower: 

 

Williams’s website: https://www.williamkenower.com

 

Resources Mentioned:

 

AuthorMagazine.org:  https://www.authormagazine.org

 

Writers Digest: https://www.writersdigest.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 79: Tahseen Paulson author of The Princesses of Aikman Road and Impoverished Splendor

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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

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

 

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Episode 78: Update with Jeremiah Franklin

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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

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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

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

 

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

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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 

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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

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

 

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

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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

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

 

Thanks For Listening

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