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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…

Advice From a Bookseller: An Interview with Jodie Brandt

Episode 151I Advice From a Bookseller

EPISODE 151I Today’s guest is Jodie Brandt, senior bookseller at Brilliant Books, an independent bookstore in Traverse City, Michigan. Jodie shares some ideas on how to approach Brilliant Books or another bookstore as an author. You can find more information on what Brilliant Books is looking for in authors who would like to do a…