Authors of the Pacific Northwest
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)

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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)

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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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Episode 55: David Devine; Ghostwriter, Political Science Fiction, & Biographer 

Episode 55: David Devine; Ghostwriter, Political Science Fiction, & Biographer 

May 28, 2019

Episode 55: David Devine; Ghostwriter, Political Science Fiction, & Biographer 

 

In This Episode, You’ll Hear:

(Podcast run time 52:39 min.)

  • :35 - Introduction to David Devine
  • 2:30 - David shares about his writing experiences as a ghostwriter
  • 8:00- David & Vikki discuss the relationship between the writer and ghostwriter
  • 12:36- David shares about being proactive in his writing journey
  • 17:00 - David talks about his book titles
  • 18:29- David shares about his writing process
  • 23:33-  Vikki & David talk about his publishing journey 
  • 26:27 - David shares his inspiration
  • 29:26 - David talks about crowdfunding 
  • 37:35 - David reads from Growing Food God’s Way

 

Connect with David Devine

David’s website: https://www.growingfoodgodsway.com

David’s eBook Amazon: http://www.amazon.com/Growing-Food-Gods-Way-Gautschi-ebook/dp/B010CFBPKG/

David on Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/growingfoodgodsway/?ref=hl

 

Resources Mentioned in the Podcast:

Paul Gautschi’s website: https://www.backtoedenfilm.com/paul-gautschi.html

Joel Salatin’s website: http://www.polyfacefarms.com

Indiegogo: https://www.indiegogo.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 54: Thomas Kohnstamm; Seattle’s Travel Writer & Fiction Author

Episode 54: Thomas Kohnstamm; Seattle’s Travel Writer & Fiction Author

May 20, 2019

Episode 54: Thomas Kohnstamm; Seattle’s Travel Writer & Fiction Author

 

In This Episode, You’ll Hear:

(Podcast run time 34:35 min.)

 

  • :37 - Introduction to Thomas Kohnstamm
  • 3:00-  Thomas shares a bit about his book Lake City
  • 4:15- Thomas & Vikki talk about living in the Pacific Northwest
  • 5:16 - Vikki and Thomas talk about her roots with Seattle 
  • 5:51 -Thomas shares about his background & his travel writing experiences 
  • 10:16- Thomas shares about the first book experiences & national coverage
  • 12:20- Thomas shares about his writing experiences with Lake City 
  • 13:25 - Vikki & Thomas talk about the changes in the creative energy with the involvement of others
  • 15:01 - Thomas talks about the positive side of having a day job
  • 17:12 - Vikki thanks Thomas for his encouragement from his journey
  • 18:33 - Thomas & Vikki talk about her slow process with her first book
  • 20:58 - Thomas shares his writing process
  • 26:06 - Thomas reads from Lake City

 

Connect with Thomas Kohnstamm

Thomas’ website: https://thomaskohnstamm.com

 

Podcast Music Credits:

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

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Episode 53: Lisa Reddick; Ecopsychologiest & Fiction Author from Edmonds, Washington

Episode 53: Lisa Reddick; Ecopsychologiest & Fiction Author from Edmonds, Washington

May 14, 2019

Episode 53: Lisa Reddick; Ecopsychologiest & Fiction Author from Edmonds, Washington

In This Episode, You’ll Hear:

(Podcast run time 38:15 min.)

  • :42 - Introduction to Lisa Reddick
  • 3:09-  Lisa shares a bit about herself & her first book
  • 5:23 - Lisa talks about her background in ecopsychology
  • 10:31 -Lisa shares about her writing journey
  • 13:04 -Lisa talks about the inspiration of her book
  • 18:28 - Lisa shares her journey with the hybrid publishing journey 
  • 24:43- Lisa talks about a community of authors
  • 27:27 - Lisa reads from The Same River

 

Connect with Lisa Reddick:

Lisa’s Website: lisareddick.com

Lisa on Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/LisaReddick77/

Lisa on Twitter: https://twitter.com/lisareddick77

 

 

Resources Talked about on the Podcast:

Barbara Kingsolver’s website: http://www.kingsolver.com

She Write’s Publishing: https://www.shewrites.com

Girl Friday Productions: https://www.girlfridayproductions.com

BookSparks: https://gobooksparks.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 52: PJ Peterson; Mystery Author

Episode 52: PJ Peterson; Mystery Author

May 6, 2019

Episode 52: PJ Peterson; Mystery Author

 

In This Episode, You’ll Hear:

(Podcast run time 30:42 min.)

 

  • :29 - Introduction to PJ Peterson
  • 2:22-  PJ shares a bit about her writing
  • 3:45 - PJ & talk what she is reading
  • 4:57 - PJ shares about when she knew she was an author
  • 5:56 -PJ talks about her self-publishing journey
  • 11:30 - PJ shares about writing groups & professional editors 
  • 13:07 - PJ shares her inspiration for each book
  • 17:10- PJ talks about her fundraiser idea
  • 19:40- PJ shares wisdom for aspiring authors
  • 21:15 PJ reads from Blind Fish Don’t Talk 

 

Connect with PJ Peterson:

PJ’s website: https://www.finngirl.com

 

Resources Talked about on the Podcast:

52 Novels: https://www.52novels.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 51: Mikko Azul; Puget Sound Epic High Fantasy Author from Not a Pipe Publishing

Episode 51: Mikko Azul; Puget Sound Epic High Fantasy Author from Not a Pipe Publishing

April 29, 2019

Episode 51: Mikko Azul; Puget Sound Epic High Fantasy Author from Not a Pipe Publishing

 

In This Episode, You’ll Hear:

(Podcast run time 38:12 min.)

 

  • :28 - Introduction to Mikko Azul.
  • 2:18-  Mikko shares a bit about herself. 
  • 2:40 - Mikko talks about when she knew she was an author.
  • 4:07 - Mikko shares about her genre and her writing process.
  • 6:20 - Mikko discusses world creation for her novels.
  • 8:30 - Mikko shares where her ideas come from for her work.
  • 10:30 - Mikko talks about editing and writer’s groups.
  • 14:08 - Mikko shares her publishing journey. 
  • 21:10- Mikko & Vikki talk about Pinterest.
  • 23:39- Mikko reads from Staff of Fire and Bone.

 

 

Connect with Mikko Azul:

 

Mikko’s website:https://mikkoazul.com

 

Not a Pipe Publishing: http://www.notapipepublishing.com

 

 

Resources Talked about on the Podcast:

 

Author House Publishing: https://www.authorhouse.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 50: Stevan Allred; Portland, Oregon’s Fiction Author

Episode 50: Stevan Allred; Portland, Oregon’s Fiction Author

April 22, 2019

Episode 50: Stevan Allred; Portland, Oregon’s Fiction Author

In This Episode, You’ll Hear:

(Podcast run time 44.06 min.)

  • :31 - Introduction to Stevan Allred
  • 2:18-  Stevan talks about being a reader & writer in Portland
  • 3:10 -Stevan shares about his writing journey
  • 4:30 - Stevan & Vikki talk about being late bloomers in writing 
  • 5:57 -Stevan shares what he is reading
  • 7:28- Stevan talks about his writing process & his workshops 
  • 10:09 - Stevan shares about his writing rituals 
  • 14:15 - Stevan talks about his publishing journey 
  • 19:15- Stevan shares his titles & genre 
  • 22:24- Stevan talks about his inspiration for The Alehouse at the End of the World 
  • 27:04 - Stevan reads from The Alehouse at the End of the World 
  • 40:15 - Stevan closes out the podcast with two tips for aspiring authors

 

Connect with Stevan Allred:

Stevan’s website: https://stevan-allred.squarespace.com

 

Resources Talked about on the Podcast:

Black Leopard, Red Wolf: https://www.amazon.com/Black-Leopard-Wolf-Dark-Trilogy/dp/0735220174

The Pinewood Table: http://www.thepinewoodtable.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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