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May 13, 2021

In this episode, Jaye and I discuss how finding her grandfather’s WWI draft card paired with the time she spent living in New Orleans provided the seeds for this historical women’s fiction, how the protagonist’s name was taken from an old Constance Bennett film, and what it requires in terms of time and energy to...


May 6, 2021

In this interview, Grace and I discuss the 25 “life lessons” her older characters imparted to her heroine, how Grace used her beta readers as developmental editors for her manuscript, her decision to use two publicists for different aspects of marketing, and how her absolute best decision was making a book trailer...


Apr 29, 2021

In this podcast Madeleine and I discuss how working how working with a developmental editor for three years was instrumental in teaching her what she didn’t know about writing, how she researched the difficult subject matter including sexual abuse which occurs in her book, and how an early childhood experience...


Apr 22, 2021

In this interview we discuss how Paula returned to writing after a 20-year hiatus and switched from romance to women’s fiction and why she signed up to go exclusive with Amazon’s KDP program. If you’ve ever wondered about what it would be like to publish your own books, don’t miss Paula’s advice on finding...


Apr 15, 2021

Angela Terry (Charming Falls Apart, Spark Press, August 2020)  talks about how her novel’s protagonist was inspired by a woman Angela met casually at a bachelorette party, her decision to publish with a hybrid press rather than self-publish, and how she finds the late-night hours her best time to shut off the rest...