Episode 21: Denise Kawaii; Science Fiction; YA; Memoir Author

August 13, 2018

Episode 21: Denise Kawaii; Science Fiction; YA; Memoir Author

In This Episode, You’ll Hear:

(Podcast run time 56 minutes)

  • :49 - Introduction to Denise Kawaii
  • 2:05 - Denise describes her urban farm
  • 5:45 - Denise reveals what she would like new readers to know about her
  • 7:30 - Vikki & Denise discuss letting your artistic side show to others
  • 9:00 - Denise shares her titles & her pen names
  • 12:53 - Denise shares advice she was given about writing in different genres 
  • 13:31 - Denise shares her publish journey from traditional to indie 
  • 18:30  - Denise provides advice to new authors about publishing
  • 19:57  - Denise talks about the early years and finding an agent or not
  • 21:45 - Denise & Vikki discuss marketing & conventions 
  • 28:05 - Denise talks about support groups & small book store owners
  • 31:40 - Denise shares news about her own podcast she is doing 
  • 33:12 - Denise talks about her inspiration
  • 35:10 - Denise reads from Woman with a Thousand Hats, her memoir

 

Connect with Denise Kawaii:

Denise’s website: https://kawaiitimes.com

Denise on Facebook:https://www.facebook.com/KawaiiTimesAuthor/

Denise on Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/kawaii_times_author/

Denise on Pintrest: https://www.pinterest.com/Kawaii_Times_Author/

Denise’s Amazon page: https://www.amazon.com/author/denisekawaii

 

 

Links And Resources Mentioned In This Episode:

Science Fiction & Fantasy Marketing Podcast on YouTube:

https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCkgP6WIFsg3vWga2XVs619w/feed

Vault & Brew Bookstore: http://www.vaultbooksandbrew.com

Northwest Independent Writers Association: https://www.niwawriters.com

 

Podcast Music Credits:

Artist: Kevin MacLead

Title: Backbay Lounge

Album: Teh Jazzes, 2017

Website: https://incompetech.com/music/

 

Thanks For Listening

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Episode 20: Leslie Compton; Naval History Author

August 6, 2018

Episode 20: Leslie Compton;  Naval History Author

In This Episode, You’ll Hear:

(Podcast run time 24 minutes)

  • :43 - Introduction to Leslie Compton
  • 2:46 - Leslie shares a little bit about herself
  • 3:40 - Leslie shares her book title & the history behind the story
  • 12:26- Leslie & Vikki talk about Leslie's publishing journey with First Steps Publishing
  • 15:00- Leslie talks about support groups & writing groups
  • 17:20  - Leslie shares her inspiration 
  • 18:40 - Leslie reads from Dear Minnie

 

Connect with Leslie Compton

Leslie’s  website: http://www.lesliecompton.com/  

 

Links And Resources Mentioned In This Episode:

First Steps Publishing: 

https://www.firststepspublishing.com/

 

Podcast Music Credits:

Artist: Kevin MacLead

Title: Backbay Lounge

Album: Teh Jazzes, 2017

Website: https://incompetech.com/music/

 

 

Thanks For Listening

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Episode 19: Trish Heinrich; Fantasy, Super Hero, Pulp Fiction Author

July 30, 2018

Episode 19: Trish Heinrich; Fantasy, Super Hero, Pulp Fiction Author

In This Episode, You’ll Hear:

(Podcast run time 38 minutes)

  • :39 - Introduction to Trish Heinrich
  • 2:16 - Trish shares what she wishes Readers to know about her 
  • 3:41 - Trish shares her titles and defines pulp fiction for Vikki 
  • 7:40 - Vikki & Trish discuss world building
  • 8:49 - Trish shares about her journey of independent publishing
  • 12:40 - Vikki & Trish talk about balancing writing and home life
  • 15:07 - Trish & Vikki discuss marketing & working with an artist for cover designs 
  • 20:40  - Vikki & Trish talk about social media marketing and Facebook ads
  • 20:20  - Trish reads from Serpents Sacrifice

 

Connect with Trish Heinrich:

Trish’s website: http://trishheinrich.com

 

Links And Resources Mentioned In This Episode:

Joanna Penn - The Creative Penn website & Podcast:

https://www.thecreativepenn.com

 

Podcast Music Credits:

Artist: Kevin MacLead

Title: Backbay Lounge

Album: Teh Jazzes, 2017

Website: https://incompetech.com/music/

 

Thanks For Listening

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Episode 18: Jon Gosch: Contemporary, Historical, Mystery Author

July 23, 2018

Episode 18: Jon Gosch: Contemporary, Historical, Mystery Author

 

In This Episode, You’ll Hear:

 

(Podcast run time 40 minutes)

 

  • :39 - Introduction to Jon Gosh
  • 1:58 - Vikki & Jon shares about their connections
  • 2:14- Jon shares about his calling as a writer & the power of writing
  • 5:10- Vikki & Jon talk about reading their own work to others as an author 
  • 6:02- Jon shares his titles and the history of his new publishing company; Latah Books
  • 9:30 - Jon shares his experiences with the journey of publishing from self-publishing to finding his own publishing company
  • 14:10 - Vikki asks Jon questions about the publishing company
  • 16:56 - Vikki & Jon talk about regional publishing
  • 18:00 - Jon shares his best marketing tips
  • 24:10 - Jon talks about support groups & finding a great editor
  • 27:00 - Jon & Vikki talk about John’s writing process as an editor
  • 29:50 - Jon shares a glimpse about his next writing project as Vikki and his talk about researching
  • 30:39 - Jon shares the inspiration that keeps him writing
  • 32:02 - Jon reads from Deep, Fire, Rise

 

Connect with Jon Gosch:

Jon’s website: www.jongosch.com

 

Podcast Music Credits:

Artist: Kevin MacLead

Title: Backbay Lounge

Album: Teh Jazzes, 2017

Website: https://incompetech.com/music/

 

 

Thanks For Listening

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Episode 17: Jadie Jones: Adventure & Fantasy Authors

July 16, 2018

Episode 17: Jadie Jones: Adventure & Fantasy Author

In This Episode, You’ll Hear:

(Podcast run time 58 minutes)

  • :39 - Introduction to Jadie Jones
  • 7:36 - Jadie shares about her writing
  • 9:20- Vikki & Jadie talk about writing in the grey areas
  • 10:00- Jadie talks about when she knew she was an author 
  • 15:20 - Jadie shares her titles and publishing experiences 
  • 21:40 - Vikki and Jadie share examples how writing has saved them
  • 27:40 - Vikki & Jadie talk about the Pacific Northwest and writing in seasons
  • 30:13 - Jadie shares what inspires her
  • 34:20 - Jadie reads from Wildwood

Connect with Jadie Jones:

Jade's website: www.jadiejones.com

Jadie on Facebook: www.Facebook.com/jadiejones1

Jadie on Twitter: www.twitter.com/jadiejones1

Jadie on Instagram: www.instagram.com/jadiejones1

Jadie on Pinterest: www.pinterest.com/jadiejones1

Jadie’s Blog: www.jadiejones.blogspot.com 

 

 

Podcast Music Credits:

Artist: Kevin MacLead

Title: Backbay Lounge

Album: Teh Jazzes, 2017

Website: https://incompetech.com/music/

 

Thanks For Listening

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Episode 16: Anna Bradley: Historical Romance

July 9, 2018

Episode 16: Anna Bradley:  Historical Romance 

In This Episode, You’ll Hear:

 

(Podcast run time 42 minutes)

 

  • :39 - Introduction to Anna Bradley
  • 2:12 - Anna shares words of wisdom for aspiring authors
  • 3:28- Vikki & Anna discuss finding time to write
  • 3:53 - Anna shares her titles and awards
  • 5:07 - Anna discuss her publishing journey and finding an agent
  • 7:04 - Anna provides advice about finding an agent
  • 9:02 - Anna shares her experiences with working with publishers & collaboration
  • 12:50 - Anna & Vikki talk about marketing
  • 15:58 - Anna talks about her support groups
  • 19:15 - Anna shares what inspires her
  • 20:25 - Vikki & Anna talk about researching for historical fiction
  • 23:45 - Anna reads from More or Less a Countess

 

Connect with Anna Bradley:

 

Anna’s website: www.annabradley.net

Anna on Twitter:  www.twitter.com/annabradley472

Anna on Facebook:   https://www.facebook.com/annabradley472

 

 

Links And Resources Mentioned In This Episode:

 

RWA (Romance Writers Association:) https://www.rwa.org

Rose City Romance Writers: http://rosecityromancewriters.com

Author’s Guild:https://www.authorsguild.org

 

 

Podcast Music Credits:

 

Artist: Kevin MacLead

Title: Backbay Lounge

Album: Teh Jazzes, 2017

Website: https://incompetech.com/music/

 

 

Thanks For Listening

 

Thanks for listening!. If you have something you’d like to share with me, please connect with us on Facebook, Instagram, Twitter, or our website. Write a review on iTunes.

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Episode 15: Derek Heinz: Children’s Outdoor Adventure Author

July 2, 2018

Episode 15: Derek Heinz:  Children’s Outdoor Adventure Author

In This Episode, You’ll Hear:

 

(Podcast run time 27 minutes)

 

  • :39 - Introduction to Derek Heinz
  • 2:10 - Derek shares something special about himself for his new readers
  • 3:25- Derek talks about when he knew he was an author
  • 6:32 - Vikki & Derek discuss self-publication & networking
  • 9:18 - Derek discusses his inspiration, writing process, & works in progress
  • 13:57  - Vikki & Derek talk about working with his illustrator, Megan Marie Meyers 
  • 17:39 - Derek & Vikki talk about associations and support groups
  • 21:53 -Derek talks about his future works
  • 24:23 -Derek reads from his work, Together

 

Connect with Derek Heinz:

Derek’s website: http://derekheinzwriter.com

Megan Marie Meyer’s website: http://www.meganmariemyers.com

 

Links And Resources Mentioned In This Episode:

Scrivener: https://www.literatureandlatte.com/scrivener/overview

 

Podcast Music Credits:

Artist: Kevin MacLead

Title: Backbay Lounge

Album: Teh Jazzes, 2017

Website: https://incompetech.com/music/

 

 

Thanks For Listening

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Episode 14: Lynn Brunelle, 4-Time Award Winning Science Author

June 25, 2018

Episode 14: Lynn Brunelle,  4-Time Award Winning Science Author

In This Episode, You’ll Hear:

 

(Podcast run time 42 minutes)

 

  • :37 - Introduction to Lynn Brunelle
  • 1:30  - Lynn shares her early years writing for the Bill Nye the Science Guy; TV Show
  • 2:53 - Lynn & Vikki talk about their educational backgrounds
  • 4:20 - Lynn shares the moment she realized she was and author & her first years in publishing 
  • 6:33 - Lynn gives tips for branding as an author
  • 11:45  - Lynn shares her tips for staying motivated
  • 12:43- Lynn talks about one book title, Moma Gone Geek
  • 15:00 -Vikki & Lynn discuss their children & them growing up with science & the arts
  • 16:15 -Lynn shares about her speaking engagement with the UN Women conference 
  • 19:45 - Lynn talks about her traditional publishing experiences
  • 20:55- Vikki & Lynn discuss collaboration and ownership in publishing
  • 24:12-  Lynn & Vikki talk about social media and tips for managing the social world
  • 27:34 - Lynn talks about her current work; Turn this Book into a Beehive; mason bees; and all things bee
  • 38:00 - Vikki and Lynn talk about obsessions with trees, bees, and stewardship
  • 42:15 - Lynn shares what’s in her future

 

 

Connect with Lynn Brunelle:

Lynn’s website:https://lynnbrunelle.com

 

Podcast Music Credits:

Artist: Kevin MacLead

Title: Backbay Lounge

Album: Teh Jazzes, 2017

Website: https://incompetech.com/music/

 

Thanks For Listening

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Episode 13: Susan Wiggs, #1 New York Times Bestselling Author

June 18, 2018

Episode 13: Susan Wiggs,  #1 New York Times Bestselling Author

In This Episode, You’ll Hear:

 (Podcast run time 29 minutes)

  • :38 - Introduction to Susan Wiggs
  • 2:10  - Susan shares a bit about her international travels
  • 3:20 - Susan talks about international publishing
  • 4:15 - Susan discusses her titles and the genre she writes
  • 5:55- Susan walks listeners through her 35 years of publishing 
  • 7:35 - Susan talks about the earlier years and finding an agent & her first publishing experience
  • 9:39- Susan shares her advice regarding finding an agent
  • 13:57 -Vikki & Susan discuss Susan’s marketing “machine”
  • 15:05 -Susan shares about her support groups & associations over the years
  • 18:35 Susan talks about her inspiration
  • 20:59 Vikki & Susan discuss work ethics for success 
  • 24:15  Susan reveals new about a movie and TV series based on several of her works

 

 

Connect with Susan Wiggs:

 Susan’s website: http://www.susanwiggs.com

 

Podcast Music Credits:

 Artist: Kevin MacLead

Title: Backbay Lounge

Album: Teh Jazzes, 2017

Website: https://incompetech.com/music/

 

 Thanks For Listening

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Episode 12: Brittney Joy, YA Fantasy

June 11, 2018

Episode 12: Brittney Joy,  YA Fantasy

In This Episode, You’ll Hear:

 

(Podcast run time 59:45 minutes)

 

  • :59 - Introduction to Brittney Joy, YA Fantasy
  • 3:03  - Brittney shares her titles she has published
  • 5:00 - Brittney shares what she wants new readers to know about her right up front
  • 7:29 - Brittney talks about when she knew she was an author
  • 10:30 - Brittney talks about her publishing journey 
  • 14:45 - Vikki & Brittney talk about cover designs 
  • 20:26 - Brittney & Vikki discuss finding & using an editor
  • 25:30 -Brittney talks about finding an agent 
  • 30:20 -Brittney shares tips about marketing & support from other authors
  • 36:15 Brittney & Vikki talk about reviewing books
  • 38:00 Brittney shares her motivation & inspiration
  • 43:15 Brittney reads from Overruled

 

 

Connect with Brittney Joy:

 

Brittney Joy Author Website: http://brittneyjoybooks.squarespace.com/

 

Brittney Joy Author Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/brittneyjoybooks

 

Twitter: https://twitter.com/brittneyjoydov

 

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

 

Goodreads: https://www.goodreads.com/Brittney_Joy

 

 

Links And Resources Mentioned In This Episode:

 

AAYAA - An Alliance of Young Adult Authors (almost 3000 members)

https://www.facebook.com/groups/YAauthoralliance/

 

Facebook group for author support/questions (Where Brittney found her copy editor):

https://www.facebook.com/groups/masterkoda/

 

Cover Designer for Brittney’s Red Rock Ranch books - Melody Simmons:

https://bookcoverscre8tive.com/home/

 

Cover Designer for OverRuled & OverRun - Regina Wamba:

https://www.maeidesign.com/

 

 

Podcast Music Credits:

 

Artist: Kevin MacLead

Title: Backbay Lounge

Album: Teh Jazzes, 2017

Website: https://incompetech.com/music/

 

 

Thanks For Listening

 

Thanks for listening!. If you have something you’d like to share with me, please connect with us on Facebook, Instagram, Twitter, or our website. Write a review on iTunes.

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