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Cat Herzog began writing as a teen to have a way of dealing with a turbulent childhood, afraid someone might read what she journaled, she fictionalized it so no one would know she was talking about herself. Those stories turned... more

**** Due to an unexpected life event, Toby Downton won't be on the program today. **** I'm sharing my top 10 tips for an aspiring author who really wants to build a career. What better person to get tips from than someone who dove into... more

Stephen Childs was born in London, England in 1961. He is the eldest of four siblings. Stephen travelled to New Zealand with his parents in the early 1970s. Completing his education in New Zealand, Stephen took up work as an audio... more

Dalene Bickel, founder of Lasting Legacies, is a life story author, speaker, editor and self-publishing consultant who has written and published several privately commissioned biographies. Her personal writing has appeared in local and... more

Nina Mansfield is a Greenwich, Connecticut based writer. Her debut novel, SWIMMING ALONE, a YA Mystery, was published August 27, 2015 by Fire & Ice YA. Her short mystery fiction has appeared in Ellery Queen Mystery Magazine... more

It's finally here! The 200th episode! This podcast is a fun gig. In fact, it's my favorite unpaid job so far. One of the best parts about it is being able to bring great guests to you wherever you happen to be. I also love learning about new... more

Tamara started her academic career as a science geek, earned a degree in art, and, when she's not making quilts or herding cats, writes tense thrillers as Tamara Jones and the award-winning Dubric Byerly Mysteries series (Bantam... more

Armand Rosamilia is an author with over 150 releases to date. He writes about zombies, horror, contemporary fiction, thrillers, movie adaptations erotica and anything else he wants to write about. He likes to talk in third person. Check... more

A family physician, Patricia Kullberg, MD, MPH, devoted her career to serving persons living with physical, mental and addiction disorders at a clinic for the homeless. She has written many award-winning articles about health and... more

Should you write more than one book a year? How many should you write? If you write more than one book, does that automatically mean your writing sucks? Who decides what a "good" book is? How do you define success as an author?... more