Writing from Experience with Eric C. Anderson, Ep. 164

Writing from Experience with Eric C. Anderson, Ep. 164

Eric C. Anderson is a retired member of the U.S. intelligence community who served tours of duty in Hawaii, Iraq, Japan, Korea, Saudi Arabia and Washington, D.C. A former academic, he taught at the University of Missouri, University of Maryland, Air Force Academy and National Intelligence University. During his career, he produced more than 600 articles for the President’s Daily Brief, National Intelligence Council, International Security Advisory Board and the Department of Defense. In addition, he is the author of Take the Money and Run: Sovereign Wealth Funds and the Demise of American Prosperity, China Restores: The Middle Kingdom Looks Forward to 2020, Adopting Ainsley: There’s No Place for a Car Seat on a Motorcycle and Sinophobia: The Huawei Story. A life-long sailor and biker, he claims to have spent endless hours on boats and put over 300,000 miles on a variety of Harley-Davidsons.


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Blessings and Curses with Brandon Barr, Ep. 163

Blessings and Curses with Brandon Barr, Ep. 163

Brandon Barr is a USA Today Bestselling Author who hails from Southern California. He writes in the genres of science fiction and fantasy and often combines the two, preferring stories where the science is soft, the fantastic is vivid, and the flesh and soul characters are front and center.


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Writing Away the Apathy with Marina L. Reed, Ep. 162

Writing Away the Apathy with Marina L. Reed, Ep. 162

Toronto-born writer, researcher and artist Marina L. Reed has been penning stories since she was a small child, growing up in rural Ontario. Reed has worked as a researcher and writer for CBC Television, as a mentor for struggling families, has written for journals and online education programs, and has taught the arts to people aged 4-18 in schools across Ontario, Europe, and the West Indies. Reed holds an Honours Bachelor of Arts degree from the University of Windsor (where she won the Board of Governor’s Medal). She also holds a Master of Arts degree in Journalism from the University of Western Ontario and a Bachelor Degree of Education from the University of Toronto. She is an avid lover of nature and the magic that surrounds us. She currently lives outside Toronto where she creates her art. Reed’s debut novel, Primrose Street, is forthcoming from Blue Moon Publishers in 2018.


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Six-Figure Ghostwriting with Matthew Thrush, Ep. 161

Six-Figure Ghostwriting with Matthew Thrush, Ep. 161

Matthew Thrush is the cofounder of Six-Figure Ghostwriter and #1 best-selling author of over 50 books. He's a top-ranked ghostwriter and writing coach, who specializes in mentoring aspiring writers to scale to six-figures with ghostwriting. He's been an expert or guest speaker for Make Money While You Sleep, YourFirst10kReaders, Author Platform Rocket, Kindlepreneur, Wordslinger, and Draft2Digital. His mission is fuel people with an abundance mindset so they can manifest their dreams.


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National Novel Writing Month - NaNoWriMo 18 with Grant Faulkner - Episode 160

National Novel Writing Month - NaNoWriMo 18 with Grant Faulkner - Episode 160

Grant Faulkner is the Executive Director of National Novel Writing Month and the co-founder of 100 Word Story. He recently published a book of essays on creativity, Pep Talks for Writers: 52 Insights and Actions to Boost Your Creative Mojo. His stories have appeared in dozens of literary magazines, including Tin House, The Southwest Review, and The Gettysburg Review, and have been widely anthologized. His essays on creativity have been published in The New York Times, Poets & Writers, Writer’s Digest, and The Writer. He's also published a collection of 100-word stories, Fissures, and served as co-editor of Nothing Short of 100: Selected Tales from 100 Word Story.


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Take Charge of Your Author Career

Take Charge of Your Author Career

Publish: Take Charge of Your Author Career (formerly titled - Aspiring to Author: A Guide for Your Publishing Career). Greta and Megan have written this short non-fiction guide for authors who are exploring their publishing options but don’t know what to do next. They take you through the process of identifying your strengths and skills, to building your publishing team, and even some basic marketing options to consider.


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WPC-158 - Christine Munroe, Director of Kobo Writing Life

WPC-158 - Christine Munroe, Director of Kobo Writing Life

Christine Munroe is the Director of Kobo Writing Life, Kobo's free self-publishing platform that helps authors reach millions of Kobo readers around the world. Before joining Kobo, she worked in NYC as a literary agent and international book scout. In her free time she wrangles two small kids and two small dogs, but always finds time to read every day.


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RVs as the Ultimate Writer's Retreat with Outdoorsy's Colin Gardiner, Episode 157

RVs as the Ultimate Writer's Retreat with Outdoorsy's Colin Gardiner, Episode 157

Colin Gardiner is a former economics/statistical researcher and the current Chief Product Officer of Outdoorsy, the largest and safest community-driven RV marketplace for renting RVs directly from local RV owners.


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Empowering Female Protagonists with Mark O'Neill, Episode 156

Empowering Female Protagonists with Mark O'Neill, Episode 156

Mark is a Scotsman now living in Würzburg, Germany. He is a former technology journalist, with past experience working for newspapers, magazines, and websites. In a previous life, he was a Jack-of-all-trades, including being a government civil servant, working in hotels, travelling around Europe and working as a civilian employee on a US Army base here in Würzburg.


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Collaborative Writing with Justin Sloan - Episode 155

Collaborative Writing with Justin Sloan - Episode 155

Author Justin Sloan wrote video games before becoming a full-time author, with credits on such games as Game of Thrones, Tales from the Borderlands, Walking Dead, and Marvel and mobile games. He taught Muay Thai kickboxing and Marine Corps Martial Arts, and can play three songs on the bagpipes. Justin holds advanced degrees in international relations/economics and creative writing. Oh, and he acted in movies for a bit - all small roles though.


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WPC-154 - Outlining your novel with Scott King

WPC-154 - Outlining your novel with Scott King

Scott is a turtle amongst ninjas. At an early age he potty trained himself and has been ahead of the curve ever since. A one time college professor, Scott now makes his living as an indy author and board game photographer.


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WPC-153 - RV lifestyle with Mike and Jennifer Wendland

WPC-153 - RV lifestyle with Mike and Jennifer Wendland

Mike is a veteran journalist who, with his wife, Jennifer, travels North America in a Type B motorhome, blogging about the people, places, joys and adventure of RV life on the road. He enjoys camping (obviously), hiking, biking, fitness, photography, kayaking, video editing and all things dealing with technology. See and subscribe to his RV Lifestyle Channel on YouTube, where he has hundreds of RV and travel related videos. His PC Mike TV reports, on personal technology are distributed weekly to all 215 NBC-TV stations.


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WPC-152 - Writing like a boss with Ben Hale

WPC-152 - Writing like a boss with Ben Hale

As an avid snowboarder from Utah, Ben grew up with a passion for learning. This thirst for knowledge led him to sports, music, and academic endeavors. He has done volunteer work in Brazil and speaks three languages. With a bachelors from the University of Central Florida, he started publishing in 2012 and has since sold over 200,000 copies. Each of his books has been inspired by his wife and six beautiful children. He currently resides in Missouri while completing his Master's in professional writing.


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WPC-151 - Rewriting Past Mistakes with David Gaughran

WPC-151 - Rewriting Past Mistakes with David Gaughran

David Gaughran is an Irish writer, living in Prague, who spends most of his time travelling the world, collecting stories. He runs the publishing blog Let's Get Digital and the South American history site South Americana, and his work has been featured in the Huffington Post, The Sunday Times and the Irish Times.


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WPC-150 - Thrillers as Satire with Rick Pullen

WPC-150 - Thrillers as Satire with Rick Pullen

Rick Pullen is a novelist, award-winning investigative reporter and magazine editor. His 2016 thriller, Naked Ambition, about a reporter investigating a corrupt presidential candidate, became a bestseller. The Apprentice is his latest release. In 2018, newspaper reporter Beck Rikki returns as she sets out to discover the Naked Truth, the sequel to Naked Ambition. Pullen is a member of the Folio 100—the 100 most influential people in magazine publishing—and was a finalist for Editor of the Year.


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WPC-149 - Fantasy Writing Career with Michelle Madow

WPC-149 - Fantasy Writing Career with Michelle Madow

Michelle Madow is a USA Today bestselling author of fast paced fantasy novels that will leave you turning the pages wanting more! She grew up in Maryland and now lives in Florida. Some of her favorite things are: reading, traveling, pizza, time travel, Broadway musicals, and spending time with friends and family. Someday, she hopes to travel the world for a year on a cruise ship.​​​​​​​ 


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WPC-148 - Paranormal Inspiration with Heather Hildenbrand

WPC-148 - Paranormal Inspiration with Heather Hildenbrand

Heather Hildenbrand was born and raised in a small town in northern Virginia where she was homeschooled through high school. (She's only slightly socially awkward as a result.) She writes paranormal and contemporary romance with plenty of abs and angst. Her most frequent hobbies are riding motorcycles and avoiding killer slugs.


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WPC-147 - Freewriting with Adam Leeb

WPC-147 - Freewriting with Adam Leeb

Adam Leeb is the Cofounder of Astrohaus, the makers of the Freewrite Distraction-Free writing tool. He is a product designer and mechanical engineer (MIT graduate)


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WPC-146 - Wins of the Father with Beau L'Amour

WPC-146 - Wins of the Father with Beau L'Amour

Beau L'Amour was born in Los Angeles, California. His father was Louis L'Amour, a well known author of magazine and paperback fiction. His mother was Katherine Adams, the daughter of a silent movie actress and a southern California real estate developer. Throughout a good deal of his youth Beau lived in West Hollywood, an unincorporated section of Los Angeles county, known as a center of counter-culture and beatnik life. He grew up surrounded by his parents eclectic and eccentric group of friends; Austrian philosophers, American Indians, FBI agents, members of the Hollywood Ten, Eastern European refugees, Thai aristocracy, mysteriously talented dealers in primitive art and a wide array of writers, from Ray Bradbury to Jim Thompson. 


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WPC-145 - Explosive Author Marketing with Jonny Andrews

WPC-145 - Explosive Author Marketing with Jonny Andrews

With over 15 years in online marketing experience Jonny Andrews has been in digital publishing before Amazon released the Kindle.


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