Mark Shaiken was an attorney for four decades before retiring to write books. He writes character-driven stories about bankruptcy, intrigue, and all the bad things that can happen once you start lying to your lawyer. Mark talks about his research and organization, and how he plans his plots out thoroughly so that (for a delightful change in the industry) even lawyers could love his books for their accuracy. … Continue…Episode 132 – Interview with Mark Shaiken
KL Gallagher joins us for her very first book interview! WDC is honoured to introduce you to her first novel: Hat Trick; a tale of romance, hockey, and lesbians taking over the world! (that last part may be exaggerated). KL talks about her inspiration, her guiding force, and finding her way from reader to author all in one wild year. … Continue…Episode 119 – The Hat Trick of Romance
Monique started as a journalist, and after covering the news for years developed an interest in writing True Crime novels, especially from the view of the victims and the impact on the affected communities. The disparity of how victims can be treated by the law and wheels of justice as well as in the press inspires her to tell their stories and hope that they can help inspire change. She has written three true crime novels thus far, along with a children’s picture book and a published collection of poetry. … Continue…Episode 105 – True Crime with Monique Patterson
Do you write short stories? Our writers (and guest lawyer) discuss the difference between an Anthology and a Collection. Also for new writers – how do you know you’re being successful? How do you measure progress?
Special guests return – Karen Brenchley and Judith Szepesi … Continue…Episode Nine – Anthologies, Collections, and KPIs