Episode 35: Marcia K. Morgan; Amazon Bestseller Self-help & Fiction Author 

January 7, 2019

Episode 35: Marcia K. Morgan; Amazon Bestseller Self-help & Fiction Author 

 

In This Episode, You’ll Hear:

(Podcast run time 40 minutes)

  • :35 - Introduction to Marcia
  • 1:33 - Marcia shares a bit about her background
  • 2:54 - Marcia talks about her work with crime victims & her background in criminology 
  • 6:09 - Marcia and Vikki discuss her current work GO! How To Get Going and Achieve Your Goals and Dreams
  • 8:45   -Vikki revisits her goals towards publishing with Marcia
  • 10:23 - Marcia and Vikki discuss the loss of dreams as a youth
  • 12:10  -  Marcia shares about her publishing journey
  • 15:50 - Vikki and Marcia talk about author’s platforms
  • 22:20 - Marcia and Vikki talk about finding an agent
  • 22: 41 - Marcia talks about working with an editor
  • 24:36 - Marcia shares advice about having a writer’s group for feedback & other support groups
  • 28:30 - Marcia discusses her inspiration
  • 31:17 - Marcia reads from GO!

Links And Resources Mentioned In This Episode:

Central Oregon Writer’s Guild:  https://www.centraloregonwritersguild.com/index.html/

 

Connect with Marcia K. Morgan:

Marcia’s Website:http://marciakmorgan.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 34: Jeremiah Franklin; YA, Post Apocalyptic Fiction 

December 17, 2018

Episode 34: Jeremiah Franklin; YA, Post Apocalyptic Fiction 

In This Episode, You’ll Hear:

(Podcast run time 39 minutes)

  • :51- Introduction to Jeremiah
  • 2:09- Vikki & Jeremiah discuss his background
  • 8:11-Jeremiah shares about his genre and his book
  • 10:20- Vikki and Jeremiah discuss the YA market 
  • 12:11   -Jeremiah talks about his traditional publishing journey
  • 13:30- Jeremiah discusses how he found his agent & provides tips for success
  • 17:47 -  Vikki & Jeremiah talk about marketing.
  • 20:10 - Jeremiah discusses support groups 
  • 22:56 - Jeremiah shares his motivation
  • 24:35 - Jeremiah reads from Dark Tomorrow; Rise of the Crow

 

Links And Resources Mentioned In This Episode:

Agent Query Connect: http://agentqueryconnect.com

Month9Books: https://www.month9books.com

 

Connect with Jeremiah Franklin:

Jeremiah’s Website: http://jeremiahfranklin.com

Jeremiah on Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/authorjeremiahfranklin/

Jeremiah on Twitter: https://twitter.com/jfranklinauthor

Jeremiah on Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/jeremiahfranklin_author/?hl=en

 

Podcast Music Credits:

Artist: Kevin MacLead

Title: Backbay Lounge

Album: Teh Jazzes, 2017

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

 

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Episode 33: Philip Kenney; Therapist & Historical Fiction - Great Depression

December 10, 2018

Episode 33: Philip Kenney; Therapist & Historical Fiction - Great Depression

In This Episode, You’ll Hear:

(Podcast run time 52 minutes)

  • 1:08 - Introduction to  Philip 
  • 2:56- Philip shares a bit about himself 
  • 10:00 - Philip talks about his two titles & his publishing journey 
  • 14:48 - Philip talks about working with a publisher & editor 
  • 18:14  -Philip discusses the emotional reasons that stop writers from writing & he shares about his first book, Radiance 
  • 22:10- Philip reads from Radiance 
  • 32:10 -  Vikki & Philip talk about his new work, The Writer’s Crucible; Vikki & Philip go deeper into the discussion regarding insecurities, self-doubt, and the inner critic. 
  • 35:37  - Philip talks about the primes of his work, The Writer’s Crucible. 
  • 44:55 - Philip reads from The Writer’s Crucible

 

Links And Resources Mentioned In This Episode:

InkWater Press: https://inkwater.com

Indigo Editing: http://indigoediting.com

Sara Werner’s Podcast: https://www.sarahwerner.com/podcasts/

Broadway Books: https://www.broadwaybooks.net

 

 

Connect with Philip Kenney:

Philips Website:https://www.philip-kenney.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 32: Bharti Kirchner; Cookbook & Literary Fiction Author

December 3, 2018

Episode 32: Bharti Kirchner; Cookbook & Literary Fiction Author

In This Episode, You’ll Hear:

(Podcast run time 43 minutes)

  • :50 - Introduction to  Bharti
  • 2:56- Bharti shares the genres she has published from cookbooks to a mystery author
  • 4:40- Bharti goes deeper into her cookbook titles and topics 
  • 7:09 - Bharti talks about her transition into literary commercial fiction 
  • 9:33 - Bharti discusses her new mystery series
  • 11:00 - Vikki and Bharti talk about the writing process & outlining
  • 12:48 - Bharti shares her traditional publishing experiences 
  • 14:10 - Bharti reveals her tips for being noticed and published
  • 15:50 -  Vikki and Bharti talk about support groups & writers conferences
  • 19:18 - Bharti shares what inspires her and keeps her motivated
  • 22:27 - Bharti and Vikki talk about grants and awards
  • 26:40 - Bharti reads from her work Season of Sacrifice 

 

Connect with Bharti Kirchner:

Bharti’s Website: http://www.bhartikirchner.com

Bharti on Wikipedia: https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Bharti_Kirchner

Bharti on Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/bharti.kirchner

Bharti on Amazon: https://authorcentral.amazon.com/gp/profile

 

 

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 31: Sheryl Scarborough; YA Mysteries; Thrillers

October 22, 2018

Episode 31: Sheryl Scarborough; YA Mysteries; Thrillers

In This Episode, You’ll Hear:

(Podcast run time 45 minutes)

  • :30 - Introduction to Sheryl 
  • 3:00 - Sheryl shares a little bit about herself & how she started writing YA Mysteries
  • 5:24 - Sheryl shares about her genre 
  • 6:01 - Vikki asks questions about the genre and how Sheryl generates her mysteries 
  • 7:20 - Sheryl shares the premise of her first book
  • 8:20 - Vikki shares her love for unsolved mysteries 
  • 9:20 - Sheryl talks about her publication journey 
  • 10:20 - Vikki & Sheryl talk about education
  • 14:10 Sheryl shares about support groups & organizations
  • 15:40 - Sheryl defines New Adult genre 
  • 16:50 - Sheryl discusses her theory with the YA & Women Fiction genres 
  • 24:40 - Sheryl and Vikki discuss marketing, writers group & beta readers 
  • 28:37 - Sheryl discusses her talking points for To Catch a Killer
  • 34:00 - Sheryl reads from To Catch a Killer

Vikki closes the podcast with an announcement for authors in the Lower Columbia Region regarding submitting to the Salal Review; Volume 19. More information can be found here:

http://www.salalreview.com/

 

Connect with Sheryl Scarborough:

Sheryl’s  Website: http://www.sherylscarborough.com

 

Links Mentioned in Podcast: 

Author Mentioned on Podcast: Chuck Palahniuck: https://chuckpalahniuk.net

Society of Children’s Book Writers & Illustrators: https://www.scbwi.org

 

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 30: J.D. Barker; Guest Appearance - International Bestselling Author Horror; Thriller; Suspense 

October 15, 2018

Episode 30: J.D. Barker; Guest Appearance - International Bestselling Author

Horror; Thriller; Suspense 

In This Episode, You’ll Hear:

(Podcast run time 54 minutes)

  • :30 - Introduction to J. D. 
  • 1:20 - J. D. shares about his desire to move to the Pacific Northwest
  • 3:15 - J. D. talks about genres & labels
  • 4:10 - J. D. discusses his advice from Dean Koontz about genres
  • 6:40 - J. D. shares his early years as a reader
  • 8:05 - J. D. & Vikki discuss when J. D. knew he was an author 
  • 10:25 - J. D. touches on what people say to discourage authors
  • 11:10 - Vikki & J. D. discuss internal motivators to keep writing
  • 11:45  - J. D. talks about his first book and his last day job
  • 13:02 - J. D. shares about editing, his start as a ghostwriter and developing his craft
  • 13:50 - Vikki asks J. D. about the "behind the scenes of ghostwriting"
  • 15:40 - J. D. shares his excellent advice about what he learned as an editor/ghostwriter
  • 15:45 - J. D. shares about his first book and the self-publishing journey
  • 17:05 - J. D. talks about his experience with Stephen King and his first book
  • 20:30 - J. D. shares about his second book and moving to traditional publishing
  • 21:50 - Vikki & J. D. talk about the self-publishing model being a platform to traditional publishing
  • 23:45 - J. D. shares the biggest mistake of self-publishing and his own writing process
  • 25:10 - J. D. explains his view on critical reviews
  • 26:05 - Vikki discusses her first critical review of her work in progress
  • 27:00 - J. D. shares his latest book, Dracul, and his collaboration with Dacre Stoker
  • 36:35 - J. D. talks about his tip about making yourself stand-out
  • 38:35 - J. D. & Vikki talk about his works moving into different translations
  • 46:05 - J. D. Asks Vikki about her current writing process & encourages her with advice
  • 47:05 - Vikki and J. D. discuss staying healthy as an author
  • 47:30 - J. D. reveals his future work and collaboration with James Patterson
  • 51:40 - J. D. shares about an opportunity to hear him speak at  the Chanticleer Book Reviews conference (CAC 2019)  

Vikki closes the podcast with an announcement for authors in the Lower Columbia Region regarding submitting to the Salal Review; Volume 19. More information can be found here:

http://www.salalreview.com/

 

Connect with J. D. Barker:

J. D. Barker’s Website: http://jdbarker.com

Link to CAC 2019- J. D. Baker will be a Keynote Speaker: https://www.chantireviews.com/chanticleer-conference/chanticleer-authors-conference-presenters-and-faculty/

 

Podcast Music Credits:

Artist: Kevin MacLead

Title: Backbay Lounge

Album: Teh Jazzes, 2017

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

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Episode 29: Pat O’Neil (AKA: P. A. O’Neil); Short-Stories

October 8, 2018

Episode 29: Pat O’Neil (AKA: P. A. O’Neil); Short-Stories

In This Episode, You’ll Hear:

(Podcast run time 57:50 minutes)

  • :42 - Introduction to Pat O’Neil (short story pen name: P.A. O’Neil) 
  • 2:40 - Pat & Vikki talk about their author support network from work and family
  • 3:45 - Vikki & Pat discuss having a day job and a writing life
  • 5:06 - Pat shares about how she has developed some of her short stories
  • 11:25 - Pat advises how to overcome editor’s comments & rejections. She shares how she learns from those experiences 
  • 17:20- Vikki & Pat talk about building a future audience using short story publication 
  • 18:25 - Pat discussions about organizations & online support groups
  • 21:10 - Pat talks about writing as a mature; older adult moving into retirement age
  • 21:46  - Pat starts the spooky episodes by reading from “Sara Hemming – Psychic Redecorator”

 

Vikki closes the podcast with an announcement for authors in the Lower Columbia Region regarding submitting to the Salal Review; Volume 19. More information can be found here:

http://www.salalreview.com/

 

Connect with Pat O’Neil (AKA: P. A. O’Neil):

P.A. O’Neil on Amazon: 

https://www.amazon.com/P.A.-ONeil/e/B07BF2D8SP/ref=sr_tc_2_0?qid=1538781705&sr=1-2-ent

P. A. O’Neil on Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/patt.oneil

List of Published Stories by P.A. O’Neil:

“Sara Hemming – Psychic Redecorator”, Anthology Askew Vol. 4 – Communications, RhetAskew Publishing (Oct 2017)

“Witness Testimony”, Relationship Add Vice, Zombie Pirate Publishing (Dec 2017)

“No Good Deed Goes Unpunished”, FLASHPOINT – The Inner Circle Writers’ Group Flash Fiction Anthology, Clarendon House Publications (Mar 2018)

“Girl of His Dreams”, STORM - The Inner Circle Writers’ Group Fantasy Anthology, Clarendon House Publications (Apr 2018)

“KaDee Rose”, VORTEX - The Inner Circle Writers’ Group Literary Anthology, Clarendon House Publications (May 2018)

“Trixie Neumann, I Want to be a Princess”, WINDOWS - The Inner Circle Writers’ Group Children’s Anthology, Clarendon House Publications (Jun 2018)

“Georgia, 1966”, Spillwords (3 July 2018), http://spillwords.com/georgia-1966/

“Pink and Gray Ash”, The Crow Literary Journal (Jul 2018)

“Bougie de Voyage”, Fae Thee Well, Dreampunk Publishing, (anticipated release early 2019)

 

 

Podcast Music Credits:

Artist: Kevin MacLead

Title: Backbay Lounge

Album: Teh Jazzes, 2017

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

 

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Episode 28: Steve Raabe; Short-Stories; Nevada State Trooper

October 1, 2018

Episode 28: Steve Raabe; Short-Stories; Nevada State Trooper

In This Episode, You’ll Hear:

(Podcast run time 31 minutes)

  • :42 - Introduction to Steve
  • 2:55 - Vikki & Steve talk about their connections
  • 4:25 - Steve shares a bit about himself
  • 5:20 - Steve talks about his publishing journey
  • 9:25 - Steve discusses working with an editor 
  • 12:05 - Vikki & Steve discuss marketing
  • 16:45 - Steve talks about his inspiration & how he adapted the stories from personal accounts
  • 20:35 - Steve reads two stories from “Patrolling the Heart of the West” 

October Announcements: 

Vikki closes the podcast with an announcement for authors in the Lower Columbia Region regarding submitting to the Salal Review; Volume 19. More information can be found here:

http://www.salalreview.com/ 

 

Connect with Steve Raabe:

Steve’s Website: https://www.raabebooks.com

Steve on Latah Books: https://www.latahbooks.com/steve-raabe

 

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 27: William (Bill) Alton; Poet, YA Fiction, & Short-stories 

September 24, 2018

Episode 27: William (Bill) Alton; Poet, YA Fiction, & Short-stories 

In This Episode, You’ll Hear:

(Podcast run time 26 minutes)

  • :40 - Introduction to William (Bill) Alton
  • 1:55 - Bill shares his approach to kindness & empathy
  • 2:40 - Vikki & Bill talk about how he started his book “A Comfortable Madness”
  • 5:20 - Bill talks about genre & the characters in his work
  • 17:30 - Bill & Vikki discuss his publishing journey, and finding blocks of time write and market 
  • 11:50 - Vikki & Bill talk about using acting skills for speaking and readings 
  • 13:00 - Bill shares about support groups
  • 15:10 - Bill shares about his inspiration & motivation 
  • 17:30  - Vikki & Bill talk about how writing has saved them
  • 20:40 -  Bill reads from “A Comfortable Madness”
  • 24:00- Bill closes out the podcast with tips for aspiring authors 

Connect with William (Bill) Alton:

Bill on Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/balton3

Amazon: amazon.com/author/williamalton

 

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 26: Michael Gurian; Short-Stories- Turkey, Middle East, America

September 17, 2018

Episode 26: Michael Gurian; Short-Stories- Turkey, Middle East, America

In This Episode, You’ll Hear:

(Podcast run time 49 minutes)

  • :40 - Introduction to Michael Gurian
  • 3:40 - Michael shares a bit about himself
  • 5:40 - Michael & Vikki discusses how non-fiction and fiction writing work together
  • 6:40- Michael shares his publishing journey from traditional works to small printing press
  • 10:40 - Michael shares advice about publishing and working with an agent
  • 14:20 - Michael shares about author platforms & how he was developed his platform
  • 19:40 - Michael talks about support groups
  • 24:20  - Michael shares his inspiration
  • 28:00- Michael reads from The Blind Woman & Other Short Stories
  • 47:20- Michael closes the podcast sharing his future works in progress

 

Connect with Michael Gurian:

Michael’s Website: https://www.michaelgurian.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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