Authors of the Pacific Northwest

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:


Resources Mentioned:

Author Your Life:


Podcast Music Credits:

Title: Amazing Plan by Kevin MacLeod (

Licensed under Creative Commons: By Attribution 3.0 License


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