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Author Life

Welcome to Author Life Podcast! Learn about the lives of authors, their writing and publishing journeys, and lessons they've learned along the way.

Episodes will also feature helpful tips and advice on the craft of writing, book marketing, self-publishing, and growing your reader base.

May 25, 2022

Several Bestselling Reads authors are back on the podcast this week talking about setting. We discuss the importance of setting in various genres and writing styles, make a side trip into a discussion of aphantasia and how that might affect writing and description, and offer tips for integrating setting into story.


May 18, 2022

Writing a query letter is not only intimidating for many writers, but it can take what feels like endless amounts of revisions to get one just write. In this episode, I'll give practical tips for writing a query letter that will make the process less overwhelming and help you craft a compelling letter.

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May 11, 2022

Some writers excel at writing characters who are their same sex, and others have a knack for writing the opposite sex. Regardless of which type of writer you are, this episode will offer helpful tips on writing the opposite sex and developing strong characters who will intrigue and engage the reader.

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May 4, 2022

Scott Bury joins me on the podcast this week to talk about collaborative publishing and how this model benefits both authors and publishers. 

This was recorded in 2015, so discussion of Kindle Worlds at the end is out of date, but still an interesting discussion to hear how those worlds got started at the time.

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