Moving From the Big Five to Indie: An Interview with Roxanne St Claire

EPISODE 212I Joining us today is bestselling romance author, Roxanne St. Claire. Rocki’s latest book, Man’s Best Friend, releases September 25, 2020, the day after this episode airs. If you like romance and fun and dogs, you’ll love this book! Rocki started her career in traditional publishing, first with Pocket Books at Simon & Schuster,…

Laugh Out Loud Stories: An Interview with Bethany Turner

EPISODE 196 Our guest today is Bethany Turner, author of the hilarious new Hadley Beckett’s Next Dish. If you like romantic comedies, or if you love celebrity chefs and their cooking shows, you’ll love this book! Bethany and I talk a lot and laugh a lot, but there’s a lot of little things to pick…

Now Is the Time to Share Your Heart

EPISODE 194 We hear a lot about being authentic, our true selves, but what does that mean? I think of my heart as both strong and vulnerable, something that is big enough to share with others but also often in danger of being hurt. So I have a protective fence around my heart, but the…

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…

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…