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Sep 17, 2021

Even though her fiction often has speculative and magical elements (she’s a life-long fan of monsters and snakes) Tiffany considers her primary goal as an author to dive deep into the “why” people behave the way they do, rather than contriving intricate plots. When it came to publishing, she took a gamble and went...


Sep 8, 2021

Elizabeth and I discuss her experience with PitchWars (thumbs up), losing her first agent (thumbs down) and how she had to segment her marketing approach to appeal to divergent audiences (historical fiction, steampunk, sci-fi, fantasy, romance, and yes, women’s fiction) since her debut didn’t fit neatly into one...


Sep 2, 2021

Shail  Rajan woke up on December 9th, after a difficult few months for her family, and decided to publish the novel she’d had in the drawer for years. And not just sometime in the future after she’d gotten an agent and found a publisher, but that very day. She followed the KDP instructions step-by-step, worked with...


Aug 26, 2021

This week’s guest is L. Bordetsky-Williams (Forget Russia, Tailwinds Press, December 2020) whose historical fiction debut is framed around many of her family’s experiences from 1900-1980 during the Russian Revolution, the pogroms in Ukraine, and her relatives’ eventual immigration to America, and later return to...


Aug 19, 2021

Christina comes out of a copy-editing background but caught the novel-writing bug when a vivid dream presented her with a story she couldn’t shake. She believes young writers shouldn’t be afraid to write the book they’d want to read and that an author owes it to herself to push the envelope in terms of...