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Episode 196 – Interview with Angie Elita Newell

Canadian author Angie Elita Newell of the Lidly-Q First Nation from the Dehcho, is a trained historian, blending oral stories with academic and First Nations history. Her first published novel: All I See is Violence is told through the lens of 1970s reservation violence and the events 100 years before leading up to the Battle of Little Bighorn where the Lakota Sioux, Northern Cheyenne, and Arapaho tribes took on Custer’s 7th Cavalry Regiment. … Continue…Episode 196 – Interview with Angie Elita Newell

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Episode 194 – Interview with Peter Sartucci

Peter Sartucci is a Boulder, CO game writer turned author. He of the Shadow fantasy series set in Silbar – a land of wonder and magic. He has five books in the series focusing on Sir Kirin DiUmbra, the Left Hand of the king (who secretly is his twin brother). Peter talks to us about storytelling constructs he learned from gaming, world building, why to keep your first novel around, and how he approaches writing descriptive prose. Use all your senses! … Continue…Episode 194 – Interview with Peter Sartucci

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Episode 192 – Interview with Karen Marie Shelton

Karen Marie Shelton has a long and storied career started in technical writing that has spanned Medium, Quora, ghostwriting, and most recently a VERY useful self-help book explaining how to avoid murder while using dating apps. Karen and Chaz caught up with her to ask about her path to writing, her favorite tools, and other paths to avoiding being murdered. All very useful input, if you ask us! … Continue…Episode 192 – Interview with Karen Marie Shelton

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Episode 190 – Welcome Back Raven Belasco

We are delighted that the talented Raven Belasco is back with us, talking about the latest anthology that was just released: Adventures in Bodily Autonomy. Raven edited fourteen amazing stories from some of our favorite authors that flow through multiple universes, space, and time, offering new perspectives on the issue of reproductive justice. And besides paying the writers, all profits will go to non-profit Reproductive Freedom for All. She also got the rights to her Blood and Ancient Scrolls series back from her publisher, and talks about how and when a writer may need to do that. … Continue…Episode 190 – Welcome Back Raven Belasco

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Episode 189 – Interview with PL Hayes

PL Hayes has self-published a gumshoe trilogy in the style of Stout, Hammitt, and Cross – the Odd Jobs set. We enjoyed the familiarity of chatting with an old friend about his path from writing games and LARP adventures into modern crime dramas. You’ll like Cameron, and if you’re like us you’ll wonder about where he met up with his companions before the writing started. Paul draws pictures of Colorado mountain towns with a heart full of love, and it shows in his words. … Continue…Episode 189 – Interview with PL Hayes

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Episode 188 – Interview with William Klem

William is a new novelist, with his first novel ever self-published on Amazon. It’s about a man’s immortal journey through history from the Black Death to the present (give or take). Magglio Cervantes is an interesting sort of protagonist, who goes from being a leaf on time’s river that drifts from eddy to whirlpool into coming to terms with his endless existence and learns how to reconnect with humanity. … Continue…Episode 188 – Interview with William Klem

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Episode 187 – Interview with Sean Kernan

There are so many ways to earn a living as a good writer, and if what you love is writing there are more “expertise” or “value-add” monetization models out there. Ever wonder about the fiscal model for Quora and Medium? Sean Kernan went from years of working in a giant finance company to working from home, earning his living by being paid to be an essayist. He’s a top writer on Medium, telling interesting stories about interesting people. … Continue…Episode 187 – Interview with Sean Kernan