140 Nicola Kraus
Whether you are writing a query letter or a best-selling novel, our guest on this episode of The Author Inside You stresses that it is vital for you to know your audience. Author Nicola Kraus, writer of the immensely popular Nanny Diaries, shares with us helpful tips for writing query letters. Plus she shares some great behind-the-scenes of the making of the movie based on her bestseller. Nicola also explains why so many writers fail to trust. Trust who? Listen to this episode to find out, you just might be surprised at the answer!
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139 Silvia Davis
Author Silvia Davis wrote a humorous memoir about her life growing up in a large family. As part of the promotional campaign for her book, Silvia contacted her local Barnes and Noble and was given the opportunity for an in-store book signing. With the help of Facebook Live and her outgoing personality, Silvia was able to sell out the Barnes and Noble supply of her books - and more! Check out this episode of The Author Inside You to hear all of the details of Silvia's fun times at B & N.
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138: Reagan Rothe
Before you submit your manuscript or a sample of your writing to a publisher, it is essential that you do your homework. On this episode of The Author Inside You podcast we discuss the publishing business with Reagan Rothe, the creator and owner of Black Rose Writing, an independent book publisher based in Texas. Reagan shares some great tips on what you can expect from independent publishing houses and what they expect from you.
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137 Mary Ellen Bramwell
On this episode of The Author Inside You podcast we discuss character development with published author Mary Ellen Bramwell. We touch on character growth, consistency, and sequels with returning characters. Mary Ellen also shares a funny story about nearly being rejected by her publisher.
136 David Meyer
When business slowed down during the pandemic, David Meyer stepped it up by writing a book. In order to share the stories of his clients he utilized his knowledge, and that of his team, to teach readers how to protect their retirement savings. In this episode of The Author Inside You podcast we hear how teamwork was used to write and publish David's book - The Investor Protector.
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135 Jyotsna Sreenivasan
Does your manuscript need a second look? Jyotsna Sreenivasan has written several published books and reminds us on this episode of The Author Inside You, that it’s important to have a support group. Friends, other authors, or a writer’s group who can give you honest feedback on your manuscript are vital before submitting your book to a literary agent or publisher. Do you have a support group? Check out this episode as Jyotsna gives us some useful tips on finding feedback.
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134 Kate Schlademan
Have you ever wondered about the best way to get your book onto the shelves of a bookstore? On this episode of The Author Inside You we interview Kate Schlademan, the owner of the Learned Owl bookstore, an independent business located in our hometown. If your goal is to have your book in a bookstore, then this episode is for you! We discuss the best way to approach a bookstore to land your book on the shelves, best practices for book signings, and the importance of your book spine design.
Kate's bookstore: LearnedOwl.com
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133 Lucinda Halpern
It's not uncommon for writers to dream about having their own agent help sell their manuscript to a big publishing house. What is the best way to find an agent for your book? On this episode of The Author Inside You podcast, we interview literary agent Lucinda Halpern who shares great advice on how to find a book agent and what you can expect them to do for you.
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132 - Tonya Todd
Are you looking for support and encouragement with your writing? Tonya Todd is our guest on this episode of The Author Inside You and she highly recommends you join a writer's group. You can make new friends, find beta readers, receive critiques, and who knows, maybe even find an editor or publisher!
131 James Otis Smith
Every once in a while, you find a book that touches a chord in your heart, one that you want to share with everyone you know. Well, that is exactly what happened with Leah and the book, Black Heroes of the Wild West. On this episode of The Author Inside You podcast, we interview James Otis Smith, the author and artist behind this spectacular graphic novel.