Where to Find Me This Week

Another week packed with wonderful news and awesome interviews! I’m thrilled to share so many things with you!

On Thursday, January 17 at 9 p.m. Eastern, I’ll be on a live discussion panel for Go Indie Now, chatting about publishing industry articles and topics. Come join us, ask questions, share your opinions!

I told you I’d let you know when my interview on The Book Tavern went live, and viola! Here it is! I loved this interview—I answered what the tipping point was for leaving my full-time job to work for myself, why I opened my editing business, what’s coming from me publication-wise in 2019, and more. Have a read!

For my next interview, I’ll be on Get Published Podcast, which will be pre-recorded today and then released later. I’ll let you know when it’s up, and I think you’ll like it because I’ll be coming up with unique answers to these questions. No hints as to what’s included though! 😉

I was featured on Authors on the Air, interviewed by the fabulous boss lady, Pam Stack, and what a great interview it was! She asked me questions no one else ever has, including what I look for in a query letter as an acquisitions editor, how much of a manuscript I read before I make a decision as well as what I’m looking for, what I like about interviewing authors, and a ton more.

My latest interview for Creative Edge Writer’s Showcase is live, and this one was with Amelia Lionheart. She’s a very kind-hearted, knowledgeable children’s and YA author whose books revolve around environmentalism, conservationism, and diversity. She’s sending me some of her books and I’m sending her mine; I’ll be sure to share a pic with you when hers come in!

By the way, Creative Edge Writer’s Showcase is becoming available in more and more places! Currently you can find episodes on SoundCloud, iTunes, Podbean, Anchor, and even more, I’m sure.

That’s it for now! I’ll have lots more soon.

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This Week’s Interviews

This week has already been quite a whirlwind! And making it move even faster, my interview schedule has been nice and full.

Yesterday Jason LaVelle included me in an unannounced project that I think you will love. This is something brand new, and I’m excited to be part of it. I’ll let you know as soon as it’s published!

Also yesterday, I interviewed Amelia Lionheart, who is the author of five books and currently working on her fifth. She writes adventure novels with the target audience of children and young adults, but all ages enjoy her writing. Her themes are conservationism, environmentalism, and diversity, all while introducing leadership skills, among other skills, to young readers. That interview will go live on Thursday at 9 p.m. Eastern here.

Today (January 9), I’ll be a guest on Pam Stack’s Authors on the Air, and we’ll be talking about my books and my YouTube show and podcast. It’s an honor to be interviewed by her since she has met and interviewed international bestsellers. Tune in at 5 p.m. Eastern today here.

Today I’m also going to be on the premiere episode of Joshua Robertson’s “Writer Imperfect,” a brand new podcast featuring conversation about writing, creativity, and everything in between. Also on the panel are Andy Peloquin, Devani Anjali Alderson, Joe Compton, LeAura Alderson, Stevie Collier—a great group! I hope I’ll see you in the chat at 8 p.m. Eastern here.

The Book Tavern will also publish an interview with me soon, so I’ll let you know when that’s live. That one includes questions of entrepreneurship, balancing time and focus, my editing business Proof Positive, and more.

Whew! Well, that’s it for now!

Listen Over Lunch: Episode 3 of Creative Edge Writer’s Showcase

We’re already up to our third episode of Creative Edge Writer’s Showcase! We had such a fun one with Miranda Oh, chick lit and romantic comedy author. Talking to her is like dipping yourself in a pool of positivity. You can’t help but smile at her attitude toward life, her books, and her readers. Visit any of her social media pages and you’ll find exactly the same thing there.

If you have any questions about the prologues in Miranda’s books, she answers them here. We also find out where the phrase “chin up, tits out” came from, and we discussed mental health and how important it is the read about it and understand it in an open forum.

Click here to listen to the podcast!

Want a preview of the interview? Click here to see two minutes of our conversation on Facebook! And don’t forget to like our page!

Tune in for our next episode on Thursday, July 19 at 9 p.m. Eastern Time, when I’ll interview multi-genre author Edward Willett, who’s about to have another new release in his prolific line of books!

Listen Over Lunch: Episode 2 of Creative Edge Writer’s Showcase

In our second episode of Creative Edge Writer’s Showcase, our guest was YA author and two time Aurora Award nominee Suzy Vadori. If you’re a YA writer, she has a lot of important advice to share, like having young adult beta readers instead of only adults, and what young adult readers critiqued about her book that made all the difference. She also discussed why YA readers want to read about difficult choices, and sometimes even making the wrong choice.

Suzy talked about the charity event she takes part in every year, which was started by fellow indie author Adam Dreece. If you’re going to When Words Collide, Suzy has been an integral part of the growth for their YA events.

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Want a preview of the interview? Click here to see two minutes of our conversation on Facebook! And don’t forget to like our page!

Tune in for our next episode on Thursday, July 5 at 9 p.m. Eastern Time, when I’ll interview Miranda Oh, a chick lit romantic comedy author whose social media is chock full of positivity.

Listen Over Lunch: Episode 1 of Creative Edge Writer’s Showcase

A week ago I hosted the first ever Creative Edge Writer’s Showcase podcast, part of Authors on the Air Global Radio Network. I was so excited to do something a bit different—instead of having a discussion with a panel like I do once a month on The Writer’s Edge, I interviewed Hugo and Nebula award-winning author Robert J. Sawyer one on one. He was a fantastic interview with so much information and experience to share, I was amazed at how much I learned from him in just half an hour!

It’s Friday. The weekend is almost here. A lot of us are going to work through lunch so we can get enough work done to actually enjoy the weekend. Why not have a listen to the premier episode of the show while you lunch and work? Or just lunch and listen. I won’t tell. 😉

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Want a preview of the interview? Click here to see two minutes of our conversation on Facebook! And don’t forget to like our page!

The next episode airs Thursday, June 21 at 9 p.m. Eastern Time, this time with Suzy Vadori, two-time Aurora Award nominee and YA author.