Forensics for Fiction with Geoff Symon

Forensics for Fiction with Geoff Symon

Geoff Symon is a 20-year Federal Forensic Investigator. His participation in high-profile cases includes the attacks on September 11, 2001, the War in Iraq, the Space Shuttle Columbia explosion, among countless other cases. He has direct, first-hand experience investigating cases including murder, suicide, arson, kidnapping, bombings, sexual assault, child exploitation, theft and financial crimes. He has specified and certified training in the collection and preservation of evidence, blood spatter analysis, autopsies and laboratory techniques. For the past several years, he has shared his expertise by teaching authors about real-life forensics through lectures, online courses, and consultations. His Forensics for Fiction series has become the go-to resource for genre authors.

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Boosting your book's Discoverability with Reedsy Founder Ricardo Fayet

Boosting your book's Discoverability with Reedsy Founder Ricardo Fayet

Ricardo Fayet is one of the founders of Reedsy, an online marketplace connecting authors with the world's very best publishing talent (think editors, cover designers, book marketers, etc.). A digital marketing enthusiast, he also helps authors find their audience and is now busy growing Reedsy Discovery.

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WPC-173 - Family History as Inspiration with Jack Hersch

WPC-173 - Family History as Inspiration with Jack Hersch

JACK J. HERSCH is an expert in the field of troubled and distressed companies. He is a strategic advisor to corporate management and investment institutions, has served as a corporate board member, and has guest lectured at the business schools of M.I.T., U.S.C., and U.C. Berkeley, among others. DEATH MARCH ESCAPE is his first work of non-fiction.

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WPC-172 - Music scores for you books with Nick Thacker

WPC-172 - Music scores for you books with Nick Thacker

Nick Thacker is the author of best-selling action-adventure thrillers, including the Harvey Bennett Thrillers series.

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WPC-171 - Short fiction with Dylan Powell

WPC-171 - Short fiction with Dylan Powell

William Dylan Powell is an award-winning author who writes crime stories, mystery fiction and books about Texas. He lives in Houston. Powell's work has been featured in Ellery Queen's Mystery Magazine, Alfred Hitchcock's Mystery Magazine, the Best American Mysteries 2018 and a host of fine truck stop bathroom walls across the Texas badlands.

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WPC-170 - Drawing on Cultural Diversity with Christian Brown

WPC-170 - Drawing on Cultural Diversity with Christian Brown

Bestselling author of the critically acclaimed Feast of Fates, Christian A. Brown received a Kirkus star in 2014 for the first novel in his genre-changing Four Feasts Till Darkness series. He has appeared on Newstalk 1010, AM640, Daytime Rogers, and Get Bold Today with LeGrande Green. He actively writes a blog about his mother’s journey with cancer and on gender issues in the media.

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WPC-169 - Exploring your world with Joe Start

WPC-169 - Exploring your world with Joe Start

Joe Start writes goofy non-fiction. His first-person experiences as an American abroad, cultural observations and fun facts will have you laughing and learning.

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WPC-168 - Your Career as Writing Inspiration with George Mercer

WPC-168 - Your Career as Writing Inspiration with George Mercer

For more than three decades George Mercer worked as a national park warden in Canada, including both east and west coasts, the North and the Rocky Mountains. For eight of those years, George worked as a Park Warden and Monitoring Ecologist in Gulf Islands National Park Reserve, British Columbia. George continues to be passionate about parks and protected areas, weaving elements of mystery and suspense into Dyed In The Green, the first fiction series about Canada’s iconic national parks.

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WPC-167 - A Thriller Career with Jack Carr

WPC-167 - A Thriller Career with Jack Carr

Jack Carr, a former Navy SEAL, led a special operations teams on four continents as a Team Leader, Platoon Commander, Troop Commander and Task Unit Commander. So when he delivered a thriller about a fictional former SEAL, famed editor Emily Bestler had to sit up and take notice.

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WPC-166 - Pen names, Audiobooks, and co-working with M.G. Herron

WPC-166 - Pen names, Audiobooks, and co-working with M.G. Herron

M.G. Herron is the author of The Translocator Trilogy and other action-packed science fiction novels. When he’s not inventing new worlds or exploring the great outdoors, Matt works as a marketing strategist and freelance copywriter in Austin, TX.

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Collaborative Writing with Jennifer Miller and Jason Feifer, Ep. 165

Collaborative Writing with Jennifer Miller and Jason Feifer, Ep. 165

Jennifer Miller is a journalist and the author of three books. Her debut novel, The Year of the Gadfly (Houghton Mifflin Harcourt), was called “a dark comic romp” by the Washington Post and “entirely addictive” by Glamour. Jason is editor-in-chief of Entrepreneur magazine, host of the podcasts Pessimists Archive and Problem Solvers, and has been an editor at Men’s Health, Maxim, Fast Company, and Boston magazine. They live in Brooklyn with their 3-year- old, who they hope will never read this book.

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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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