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Jan 26, 2023

This week’s podcast is with Kimberly Nixon (Rock Bottom,Tennessee, indie-published, April 2022). Using an apocryphal family legend about her grandmother as the springboard, Kimberly set out to tell the story of an impoverished woman during the depression who went to prison for robbing trains. We discuss the delicate...


Jan 19, 2023

Our latest podcast episode features Kris Spisak (The Baba Yaga Mask, Wyatt-MacKenzie Publishing, April 2022). Kris, the previous author of three non-fiction books on writing, always knew her first novel would center around Ukraine, the country of origin of her grandparents and extended family. Little did she know that...


Jan 12, 2023

Listen here to our interview with Zoe Disigny (The Art of Traveling Strangers, Mascot Publishing, February 2022). Hear her story of initially querying agents with a 20,000 word manuscript, her thoughts on how her own self-perception changed during the writing of her novel, how she went about choosing a hybrid publisher,...


Jan 5, 2023

Here’s our latest podcast with Sarah Branson (A Merry Life, Sooner Started Press, April 2022). Our discussion ranges from what it’s like to build a world that’s set 300 years in the future but still keep it character-driven (“Like historical fiction that just hasn’t happened yet”) to a wise coach’s advice...


Dec 28, 2022

Listen here to our newest podcast with Maggie Giles (The Things We Lost, Rising Action, April 2022). We discuss how her book’s concept is a twist on the Sliding Doors trope of “what if our lives had gone differently” and took her seven years to write, how she took a chance and signed with a novice publisher as...