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When Your Life Depends On It: An Interview with Brad Borkan

EPISODE 191I Today’s guest is Brad Borkan, author of When Your Life Depends On It (co-written with David Hirzel, audiobook narrated by Dennis Kleinman). Brad’s specialty area is decision sciences, how businesses and people make decisions. We have a fascinating discussion about Antarctic explorers, the main characters in his nonfiction book, and how we can…

The First SPS Live Event: An Overview

EPISODE 186T This week I attended the first ever live event hosted by the Self Publishing Show podcast with Mark Dawson and James Blatch. It was awesome!! First of all, there is nothing like being with your people, the folks who “get” you, who don’t have a blank look on their face when you talk…

Self-Publishing and Greek Gods: An Interview with Kym Thurlow

EPISODE 182I Today’s guest is fantasy author Kym Thurlow, writing as Eliza Raine. Kym tells us how she got started writing and why she decided to self-publish, sharing a lot of great information along the way. Kym has learned a lot about writing and the business of publishing through online forums like 20Booksto50K, courses like…

The Beginning and the End: An Interview with James Scott Bell

EPISODE 180I Today’s guest is bestselling and award-winning author James Scott Bell. We talk about two of his many nonfiction books for writers, The Last Fifty Pages and Plotman to the Rescue. From the first book, Jim talks about the Ahhh and the Uh-Oh types of endings. There can be a satisfying ending where it…