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Recent Posts by this author:

  • Introducing You to a Hashtag You Should Know: #WeNeedDiverseBooks
  • WU’s Diverse Voices Series: Import Foreign Cultures Into Your Fiction
  • Introducing WU’s Diverse Voices Series: Why Diversity in Publishing Matters
  • Goodfellas and Third Rails: The Conflict Between an Author’s Self-Interest and Freedom
  • Meeting Readers Where They Are
  • Demystifying Keywords, Categories, and Themes For Amazon Indie Authors
  • Speak Up, I’m Eavesdropping
  • The World’s Longest Book Tour
  • Stealing From Your Own Life: Your Way To A Storyline
  • How Writing a Journal Prepared Me to Write a Novel
  • Writing about Historical Icons: Who Owns the Past?
  • Finding Your Mythic Theme

  • WU’s Diverse Voices Series: Import Foreign Cultures Into Your Fiction

    Today’s guest is Gabriel Valjan, author of the Roma Series from Winter Goose Publishing; (Turning To Stone, Book 4 of the Roma Series, was released just last month). Gabriel says that in his travels, he came to appreciate and enjoy Italy’s diversity, and the Roma Series presents an authentic representation of contemporary Italy. He writes: Writers transmit perceptions, […]

    Goodfellas and Third Rails: The Conflict Between an Author’s Self-Interest and Freedom

    Our guest today is Barry Knister who returned to fiction writing after a career of college teaching. His first novel, a gritty thriller titled The Dating Service had been published by Berkley. More recently, he has self-published two novels in a suspense series, The Anything Goes Girl, and the just-released Deep North. He has also […]

    Meeting Readers Where They Are

    Our guest today is Elizabeth Dimarco, CEO and co-founder of BooksILove, a free mobile platform for readers to discuss the books they’ve read and get recommendations from friends and co-workers in non-curated, peer-to-peer conversations. It’s also the place for authors, publishers and booksellers to observe and engage with audiences, publicize author events, book launches and […]

    Demystifying Keywords, Categories, and Themes For Amazon Indie Authors

    Our guest today is Penny C. Sansevieri, Founder and CEO Author Marketing Experts, Inc. Penny is a best-selling author and internationally recognized book marketing and media relations expert. She is an Adjunct Professor teaching Self-Publishing for NYU. Her company is one of the leaders in the publishing industry and has developed some of the most innovative Social […]

    Speak Up, I’m Eavesdropping

    Our guest today is Barbara Rogan, author of eight novels, most recently A Dangerous Fiction (Viking/Penguin), and co-author of two nonfiction works. Her books have been translated into half a dozen languages, featured by major book clubs, and optioned for film. After working as an editor at Fawcett Books, she founded and ran her own […]

    The World’s Longest Book Tour

    Today please welcome return guest Jenny Milchman.” Jenny’s new novel, As Night Falls, will be released tomorrow. She is also the author of Cover of Snow, which won the Mary Higgins Clark Award, and Ruin Falls, an Indie Next Pick and a Top Ten of 2014 by Suspense Magazine. She is Vice President of Author […]

    Stealing From Your Own Life: Your Way To A Storyline

      Today’s guest is Cathy Lamb whose novels include What I Remember Most and soon to be released My Very Best Friend. Her other books are:  If You Could See What I See, A Different Kind of Normal, The First Day Of The Rest Of My Life, Such A Pretty Face, Henry’s Sisters, The Last Time I Was […]

    How Writing a Journal Prepared Me to Write a Novel

    Today’s guest is Laura Nicole Diamond author of debut novel Shelter Us. Laura’s first book was Deliver Me: True Confessions of Motherhood, a collection of true stories from twenty writers; all proceeds from Deliver Me go to PATH Beyond Shelter. Laura is a civil rights lawyer who writes about family, parenting, and occasionally rants about […]

    Writing about Historical Icons: Who Owns the Past?

    Our guest today is Mary Sharratt, the author of Illuminations: A Novel of Hildegard von Bingen which won the 2013 Nautilus Gold Award and was a Kirkus Book of the Year. An expat American, she lives in the Pendle region of Lancashire, the setting of her novel, Daughters of the Witching Hill. Her new novel The Dark Lady’s […]

    Finding Your Mythic Theme

    Today’s guest is Bruce Holsinger, an award-winning fiction writer, critic, and literary scholar who teaches at the University of Virginia in Charlottesville. His debut historical novel, A Burnable Book, won the John Hurt Fisher Prize and was shortlisted for the American Library Association’s Best Crime Novel of 2014, while his scholarly work has been recognized […]