Authors of the Pacific Northwest
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)

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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)

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Episode 61: Kim Cooper Findling & Libby Findling, mother-daughter writing team from Dancing Moon Press

Episode 61: Kim Cooper Findling & Libby Findling, mother-daughter writing team from Dancing Moon Press

July 8, 2019

Episode 61: Kim Cooper Findling & Libby Findling, mother-daughter writing team from Dancing Moon Press

 

In This Episode, You’ll Hear:

(Podcast run time 36 min)

 

  • :36 - Introduction to Kim & Libby
  • 2:00 - Kim shares about her writing journey
  • 5:00- Libby shares her favorite destination with traveling
  • 5:41 - Kim talks about her publishing journey
  • 8:13 - Kim talks about her day job
  • 9:00- Libby talks about her summer plans
  • 9:30 - Kim shares about her writing routine
  • 11:46 - Kim & Libby share the story about Dancing Moon Press
  • 12:48 -Kim & Libby talk about writing their book together, The Sixth Storm 
  • 17:20 - Libby shares about her creativity & theater 
  • 19:00 - Kim & Libby talk about their book tours and working together as a mother-daughter writing team
  • 22:25 - Kim & Libby share how the story The Sixth Storm started 
  • 26:28 - Libby reads from The Sixth Storm
  • 34:00 - Libby shares her favorite part about her writing34:35 - Kim shares tips for aspiring authors 

 

Connect with Kim Cooper Findling & Libby Findling:

 

Kim Cooper Findling’s website: www.kimcooperfindling.com

 

Dancing Moon Press:www.dancingmoonpress.com 

 

Another Read Through Bookstore Author Event: https://www.anotherreadthrough.com/events/

 

 

Podcast Music Credits:

 

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

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Episode 60: Roxanne San Jose; Special Guest Author from Avid Publishing.

Episode 60: Roxanne San Jose; Special Guest Author from Avid Publishing.

July 1, 2019

Episode 60: Roxanne San Jose; Special Guest Author from Avid Publishing.

 

In This Episode, You’ll Hear:

(Podcast run time 22 min)

 

  • :26 - Introduction to Roxanne
  • 1:51 - Roxanne & Vikki talk about higher education
  • 3:09- Roxanne & Vikki talks about her political science degree & her family food connections
  • 3:34 - Roxanne shares about her Las Vegas family business 
  • 4:30 - Roxanne & Vikki talk about the Grand Cannon 
  • 5:30- Roxanne shares what she is currently reading
  • 6:30 - Roxanne talks about when she knew she was a writer
  • 6:52 - Roxanne and Vikki talk about her publishing journey
  • 10:18 - Roxanne talks about her writing process
  • 12:34 - Roxanne shares about her traditional publishing journey versus self-publishing
  • 13:32 - Roxanne talks about marketing
  • 15:14 - Roxanne shares about beta readers & an editor
  • 16:51 -  Roxanne reads from Time Travel

 

 

Connect with :

 

Roxanne’s website: https://roxannesanjose.wixsite.com/roxannesanjose?fbclid=IwAR1-b1bF6Pc33bEwxup1uvjMlLUhYmwjNQR7ef6B_p-t5Dc5InVHOzslLCI

Roxanne on Facebook: www.facebook.com/roxanneasanjose

Roxanne on Twitter: www.twitter.com/sjroxanne

Roxanne on Instagram: www.instagram.com/roxanne_sanjose 

 

Avid Publishing: https://www.avid-publishing.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 59: Brian Birnbaum; Special Guest Author from Dead Rabbits Books

Episode 59: Brian Birnbaum; Special Guest Author from Dead Rabbits Books

June 24, 2019

Episode 59: Brian Birnbaum; Special Guest Author from Dead Rabbits Books

 

In This Episode, You’ll Hear:

(Podcast run time 52 min)

 

  • :32 - Introduction to Brian Birnbaum
  • 1:42 - Brian shares his Pacific Northwest history 
  • 2:50 -  Brian & Vikki discuss the PNW weather
  • 4:32- Brian talks about his job in Seattle years ago & writing
  • 5:40 - Vikki talks about her dogs with Brian & working from home
  • 6:32 - Brian shares about his day job
  • 10:23 - Brian shares a bit about himself
  • 11:38 - Brian talks about his writing style & when he knew he was an author
  • 16:05 - Brian shares his publishing journey & being a Co-Founder of Dead Rabbits Books
  • 23:00 - Brian shares about his book Emerald City
  • 30:36 - Brian shares about his Pacific Northwest book tour
  • 33:01 -  Brian reads from Emerald City 

 

Connect with :

Brian’s Website: https://www.briansbirnbaum.com/new-page

Dead Rabbit Books:http://deadrabbitsbooks.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 58: Part 2 of The Writer’s Crucible with Philip Kenney

Episode 58: Part 2 of The Writer’s Crucible with Philip Kenney

June 17, 2019

Episode 58: Part 2 of The Writer’s Crucible with Philip Kenney

 

In This Episode, You’ll Hear:

(Podcast run time 50 min)

 

  • :42 - Vikki recaps from Part 1/Episode 57
  • 1:42 - Vikki outlines parts 3- 5 of the book
  • 2:17 -  Philip talks about the theater of the mind
  • 6:30 - Vikki & Philip talk about drama & trauma 
  • 17:59 - Philip talks about the section “Materials” from the book
  • 21:01 - Vikki and Philip talk about the metaphors of the pencil and the writer’s desk
  • 28:18 - Philip talks about discipline with writing routines 
  • 32:45 - Philip breaks down the section “Novel Ideas” from the book
  • 35:10 - Vikki reads from her favorite section of the book
  • 41:30 - Philip discusses the last section of the book
  • 51:22 - Philip talks about writing dedicating to our ancestors & the creative impulses 
  • 53:41 - Philip takes out the podcast with a short reading 

 

Connect with :

 

Philip’s Website: https://www.philip-kenney.com

 

PNWA Writer’s Conference: https://www.pnwa.org/page/conference

 

 

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 57: Part 1 of The Writer’s Crucible with Philip Kenney

Episode 57: Part 1 of The Writer’s Crucible with Philip Kenney

June 10, 2019

Episode 57: Part 1 of The Writer’s Crucible with Philip Kenney

 

In This Episode, You’ll Hear:

(Podcast run time 51:10 min)

  • 1:30 - Reintroduction to Philip Kenny 
  • 2:45 - Vikki jumps into the discussion with Philip about the concepts introduced in the Writer’s Crucible 
  • 4:32 -  Philip discusses the “not good enough” mindset
  • 19:15 - Vikki & Philip discuss meditation
  • 26:44 - Philip shares a poem to help Vikki with some of the concepts they are discussing
  • 32:13 - Philip and Vikki talk about the moment that writing changed them
  • 34:11 - Philip shares his favorite line from his book
  • 34:50 - Vikki explores the concept from the first two parts of Philip’s book
  • 37:21 - Philip and Vikki discuss being too serious within the “self project”
  • 42:20 - Vikki previews Part 2 of the Writer’s Crucible discussion in episode 
  • 42:55 - Philip gives advice about the “self project”
  • 47:46 - Philip shares about his speaking engagements

 

Connect with :

Philip’s Website: https://www.philip-kenney.com

PNWA Writer’s Conference: https://www.pnwa.org/page/conference

 

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 56: Colin Conway & Frank Zafiro - Crime Novel Co-Authors 

Episode 56: Colin Conway & Frank Zafiro - Crime Novel Co-Authors 

June 3, 2019

Episode 56: Colin Conway & Frank Zafiro - Crime Novel Co-Authors 

 

In This Episode, You’ll Hear:

(Podcast run time 1 hour)

  • 1:37 - Introduction to Colin & Frank 
  • 9:00 - Colin shares a bit about his writing journey
  • 11:30 - Colin shares about his first books Tales from the Road & The Side Hustle
  • 14:08- Colin shares about his 509 crime series 
  • 18:57 - Colin talks about self-publishing the 509 series
  • 20:33 -  Vikki & Colin talk about the business of being an author
  • 22:27 - Frank shares about the partnership of working with Colin
  • 23:53 - Frank talks about his and Colin’s dual first-person narrative with alternating chapters
  • 27:23 - Frank shares about the editing process
  • 29:00 - Frank talks about Charlie 316 point of view & Vikki asks questions about their writing process
  • 32:31 - Colin goes deeper into the writing co-authoring process
  • 33:45 - Vikki asks about the mechanics of working in a co-authoring process
  • 37:20 - Colin share about the moderation factor of working with a co-author
  • 38:46 - Colin talks about Charlie 316
  • 41:00 - Vikki, Colin, and Frank explore crime fiction and true crime writers in Washington state
  • 42:17 - Colin & Frank talk about the release of Charlie 316
  • 49:31 - Frank introduces the reading; Colin reads from Charlie 316

 

Connect with Colin & Frank:

Colin Conway’s Website: https://colinconway.com

Frank Zafiro’s Website: http://www.frankzafiro.com

Down and Out Books: https://downandoutbooks.com/submissions/

 

Podcast Music Credits:

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

Licensed under Creative Commons: By Attribution 3.0 License

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