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/

 

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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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Episode 25: Deeann Graham; Short Stories about Alopecia

September 10, 2018

Episode 25: Deeann Graham; Short Stories about Alopecia

In This Episode, You’ll Hear:

(Podcast run time 40 minutes)

  • :37 - Introduction to Dee (Deeann) Graham
  • 2:40 - Dee talks about being a life coach
  • 3:40 - Dee introduces the listeners to alopecia
  • 5:10- Dee tells her own story of alopecia 
  • 6:20 - Vikki & Dee talk about Vikki’s experiences with alopecia
  • 7:40 - Dee shares something about herself & her writing
  • 8:40 - Vikki & Dee talk about self-publishing her work, Heads-On; Stories of Alopecia
  • 9:20 - Dee talks about the photograph in the work
  • 10:20  - Dee shares about marketing the book
  • 11:40 - Dee & Vikki talk about author support groups
  • 13:40 - Dee share her inspiration for the work
  • 15:20 - Dee shares what's in the works for her future writing projects
  • 16:20 - Dee reads from Heads-On; Stories of Alopecia
  • 38:42 - Dee closes the podcast discussing the charity group - Children’s Alopecia Project

 

Connect with Deeann Graham:

Deeann Graham on Facebook:https://www.facebook.com/deeann.callisgraham

Deeann Graham’s Book Facebook page: https://www.facebook.com/2014headon/

Deeann Graham’s Amazon page: https://www.amazon.com/Deeann-Callis-Graham/e/B01MZWOEV1/ref=dp_byline_cont_book_1

 

Links And Resources Mentioned In This Episode:

Children’s Alopecia Project: hhttps://childrensalopeciaproject.org

Skagit Valley Writers League: http://www.skagitwriters.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 24: Alex Vigue; Poet (Updated Audio)

September 3, 2018

Episode 24: Alex Vigue; Poet (Updated Audio)

In This Episode, You’ll Hear:

(Podcast run time 48 minutes)

  • :37 - Introduction to Alex
  • 1:50- Alex shares a little bit about himself and his poetry
  • 3:20 - Alex shares when he knew he was an author
  • 4:20 - Alex shares his published titles & publishing poetry
  • 6:40 - Vikki & Alex talk a bit about podcasting
  • 7:52 - Alex & Vikki talk about social media, resources, and the learning curve
  • 8:15- Alex talks about publishing a poetry book
  • 12:29 - Alex shares marketing tips
  • 16:45  - Alex talks about being an editor
  • 18:00 - Alex talks about resubmitting work to publishers
  • 20:20 - Vikki and Alex talk about editors for hire 
  • 23:30 - Alex talks about support groups
  • 29:20 - Vikki & Alex discuss reading their work in public
  • 34:40 - Alex shares his inspirations
  • 38:50 - Alex reads several of his poems

 

Connect with Alex Vigue:

Alex’s Website: alexvigue.wordpress.com

Alex on Twitter: twitter.com/Kingwithnoname

Alex on Instagram: www.instagram.com/kingwithnoname

Alex’s Podcast: anchor.fm/literary-merit

 

Links And Resources Mentioned In This Episode:

Ghost Town Poetry: http://christopherluna-poetry.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 23: Lilly Robbins Brock; Historical First Account WWII Stories

August 27, 2018

Episode 23: Lilly Robbins Brock; Historical First Account WWII Stories

In This Episode, You’ll Hear:

(Podcast run time 48 minutes)

  • :37 - Introduction to Lilly Robbins Brock
  • 2:40 - Lilly shares about her entrepreneur past
  • 5:20- Lilly talks about her geological research 
  • 7:20 - Lilly discusses her works in progress & her first WWI story
  • 9:52 - Lily shares her titles & the history around her first three books
  • 14:18 - Lilly discusses working with individuals and the process of first-person accounts 
  • 16:20 - Lilly discusses her self-publishing journey
  • 17:20 - Lilly talks about her experiences with the self-publishing school (online course for authors)
  • 21:21  - Vikki & Lilly talk about the podcast freebies & book giveaways
  • 23:03 - Lilly discusses her support groups
  • 25:50 - Vikki and Lilly talk about their library connections
  • 27:42 - Lilly and Vikki discuss working from home and staying healthy
  • 28: 35 - Lilly reads from Victory on the Homefront 

 

Connect with Lilly Robbins Brock:

Lilly’s website: https://www.lillyrobbinsbrock.com

Lilly on Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/lillyrobbinsbrock/

Lily’s Amazon page: https://www.amazon.com/Lilly-Robbins-Brock/e/B017OTBI2S/ref=dbs_p_ebk_rwt_abau

 

Links And Resources Mentioned In This Episode:

Self-Publishing School: https://self-publishingschool.com

WordFest: http://www.alan-rose.com/wordfest/

One Stop for Writers Facebook Page: https://www.facebook.com/onestopforwriters/

 

 

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 22: Anne Schroeder; Historical Fiction; Women in the West

August 20, 2018

Episode 22: Anne Schroeder; Historical Fiction; Women in the West

In This Episode, You’ll Hear:

(Podcast run time 48 minutes)

  • :49 - Introduction to Anne
  • 4:10 - Anne & Vikki talk about “blooming where you are planted”
  • 4:40 - Anne shares on thing about herself she’d like readers to know about her
  • 5:20 - Vikki & Anne talk about researching
  • 7:20 - Anne shares tips about timelines
  • 8:10 - Anne talks about her titles
  • 11:40 - Anne discusses her publishing journey and the history of publishing
  • 19:20 - Anne talks about finding an agent & shares advice about agents
  • 21:34  - Anne shares about her first support groups
  • 24:30 -Anne talks about her writing process
  • 28:20 -Anne shares her inspiration
  • 32:03 - Anne reads from Walk the Promise Road

 

Connect with Anne Schroeder:

Anne’s website: https://anneschroederauthor.com

Anne on Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/anneschroederauthor/

Anne on Twitter: https://twitter.com/anneschroeder2

Anne’s Amazon page: https://www.amazon.com/Anne-Schroeder/e/B005O52T3C/ref=ntt_dp_epwbk_0

 

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 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

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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