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    Every week we air an interview with those in the Indie and traditionally published arena about writing habits, publishing tips, and marketing strategies.


    The goal is to be a resource and inform writers in all stages of the careers about their craft.

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    Podcast Schedule

    September 1 - Barbara Taylor Sissel
    September 8 - Thelma Adams
    September 15 - Hailley Griffis
    September 22 - J.C. Gatlin

    September 29 - Dave Permutter

     

     

     

  • Guests in September

    Here are the amazing guests you can look forward this month

    Barbara Taylor Sissel

    Barbara Taylor Sissel writes issue-driven women’s fiction that is threaded with elements of suspense and defined by its emphasis on how crime affects families. The author of six novels, and a gardener in her spare time, Barbara currently lives on a farm in the Texas Hill Country, outside Austin.

    Thelma Adams

    Novelist Thelma Adams (The Last Woman Standing, Playdate) has interviewed Mark Ruffalo, Julianne Moore and Diane Keaton for the New York Observer, twice chaired the New York Film Critics Circle, covered film festivals from Berlin to Marrakech, reviewed movies for The New York Post and Us Weekly, and covered the Awards circuit for Yahoo Movies.    

     

    Hailley Griffis

    Hailley Griffis is a Press Crafter at Buffer, the easiest way to share on social media. Having always worked in PR for Startups, Hailley is passionate about storytelling and wearing multiple hats. She's a digital nomad who has been traveling the world working remotely and in her free time trains Brazilian Jiu Jitsu as often as possible.

    Dave Pearlmutter

    David Perlmutter, author of the #1 True Crime book Wrong Place Wrong Time, As an indie author, David has developed a massive social media presence and has written a how-to book, called My Way. His English humor and charm shines through the podcast and is a very entertaining listen.

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    Hailley Griffis

    This week on Blondie and Brit we have a very special guest, Hailley Griffis. She is a social media expert who works for a company called Buffer that helps you share you social media content with speed and ease. We cover so many topics in this show, from branding, to using images to promote your books, to some of the best hashtags for maximum visibility. She even shares some advanced tactics Buffer offers. If you are looking for answers to some of your most basic social media questions, Hailley is here to help.

     

    Website: www.buffer.com

    Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/bufferapp

    Twitter: https://twitter.com/buffer

     

    Thelma Adams

    Join us on Blondie and Brit this week for an extraordinary interview with Thelma Adams, a multi talented author, celebrity feature writer, and film critic. We managed to snag an interview with her in between screening films at a New York office. Thelma talks extensively about her work in the film industry and also about her experiences interviewing A-list movie actors. Thelma recently penned The Last Woman Standing - a fictional novel based on the love interest of notorious gunman Wyatt Earp. She also shares insights on how to get your work into traditional news outlets and TV. This is not one you want to miss.

     

    website: www.thelmadams.com

    Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/ThelmaAdamsWriter

    Twitter: https://twitter.com/thelmadams?lang=en

     

     

    Last Woman Standing

    Thelma Adams

    Two decades after the Civil War, Josephine Marcus, the teenage daughter of Jewish immigrants, is lured west with the promise of marriage to Johnny Behan, one of Arizona’s famous lawmen. She leaves her San Francisco home to join Behan in Tombstone, Arizona, a magnet for miners (and outlaws) attracted by the silver boom. Though united by the glint of metal, Tombstone is plagued by divided loyalties: between Confederates and Unionists, Lincoln Republicans and Democrats.

    But when the silver-tongued Behan proves unreliable, it is legendary frontiersman Wyatt Earp who emerges as Josephine’s match. As the couple’s romance sparks, Behan’s jealousy ignites a rivalry destined for the history books…

    At once an epic account of an improbable romance and a retelling of an iconic American tale, The Last Woman Standing recalls the famed gunfight at the O.K. Corral through the eyes of a spunky heroine who sought her happy ending in a lawless outpost—with a fierce will and an unflagging spirit.

    The car crash in the middle of the night was horrific, but in the aftermath, when details of the accident are questioned, family tension mounts, an explosive secret is revealed, and two sisters are placed on a collision course with the past that could shatter their bond forever.

    Barbara Taylor Sissel

    On Blondie and the Brit this week we know you will enjoy Amazon Bestselling Author Barbara Taylor Sissel. Her inspiring story takes us from the grounds of a prison in Kentucky where she worked and raised her family, to perusing and landing her dream agent. Motivated to write about the world inside the prison walls she takes us on her personal journey of harnessing that experience onto the pages and finally to Bestselling Author, never giving up on her dream.

     

    Website: http://www.barbarataylorsissel.com

    Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/barbara.sissel

    Twitter: https://twitter.com/barbarasissel

     

     

     

     

    Faultlines

    Barbara Taylor Sissel

    The car crash in the middle of the night was horrific, but in the aftermath, when details of the accident are questioned, family tension mounts, an explosive secret is revealed, and two sisters are placed on a collision course with the past that could shatter their bond forever.

  • This week Susan Spann shares her writing journey that began with a love of Japanese culture and through the advice of agents she created the award-winning Shinobi Mystery series. Susan is the Rocky Mountain Fiction Author of the Year and an accomplished publishing attorney who takes to social media with her weekly twitter #PUBLAW advice and blog. Susan's enthusiastic retelling of the journey from wanna be writer to the launch of her fourth book is as heartwarming as it is funny. Don't miss this engaging interview chock full of great inspiration and advice for writers.

    Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/SusanSpannBooks/

    Twitter: https://twitter.com/susanspann

    Website: http://www.susanspann.com

     

     

    The Ninja's - A Hiro Hattori Novel

    Autumn, 1565: When an actor's daughter is murdered on the banks of Kyoto's Kamo River, master ninja Hiro Hattori and Portuguese Jesuit Father Mateo are the victim's only hope for justice.

    As political tensions rise in the wake of the shogun's recent death, and rival warlords threaten war, the Kyoto police forbid an investigation of the killing, to keep the peace--but Hiro has a personal connection to the girl, and must avenge her. The secret investigation leads Hiro and Father Mateo deep into the exclusive world of Kyoto's theater guilds, where they quickly learn that nothing, and no one, is as it seems. With only a mysterious golden coin to guide them, the investigators uncover a forbidden love affair, a missing mask, and a dangerous link to corruption within the Kyoto police department that leaves Hiro and Father Mateo running for their lives.

    You will not want to miss this great chat with Gisela Hausman who is a Amazon ecommerce expert, PR and communications coach, and a multi-award winning author. A native of Austria, Gisela is the author of The Naked Truth series and a top Amazon reviewer. We talk about the unadorned truth of the review process and how to win the heart of a reviewer. As a self-professed email evangelist she shares her best tips on crafting emails and newsletters to get the best out of out of all your communication.

     

    Website: http://www.giselahausmann.com/

    Twitter: https://twitter.com/Naked_Determina

    Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/gisela.hausmann

     

    Naked Truths About Getting Book Reviews

    Gisela Hausmann

    Fully revised and updated! June 2016 *2015 Kindle Book Awards Finalist - Non-Fiction (Winner will be announced Oct.1, 2015) Amazon top reviewer Gisela Hausmann reveals best strategies for seeking book reviews (incl. How to build up reviews strategically).

     

     

    Amazon best-selling author Melody Robinette joins us on the program where she shares what she's learned as a multi-genre author including her social media and Amazon strategies. Along her journey she has picked up several unique tools that helped her double the productivity of her writing time before she spends the day as an English teacher.

     

    Website: www.melodyrobinette.com

    Twitter: https://twitter.com/MelodyRobinette

    Facebook: www.facebook.com/melodyrobinetteauthor

     

     

    Ash

    Melody Robinette

    As the Underground is under siege by the Vaun siblings, Autumn and Luke Oaken juggle newfound problems that come with royal elves turning eighteen. The age-old question, “Who will be the next heir?” forces a divide between the twins. On top of the most important decision of their lives, they must join the rest of the Warriors as they fight to keep Arbor Falls safe.
     

    USA Today and Amazon bestselling author Luke Romyn joins us this week for a lighthearted and informative chat where he covers everything from his unusual writing process to how he faced tigers in Asia. A bouncer by night and a writing thunder from down under by day, Luke has an impressive 430,000 following on twitter with over a half million books sold worldwide. While Luke has us laughing the whole interview he also offers up great information for the book marketer with his easygoing affable charm.

     

    Website: www.lukeromyn.com

    Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/authorlukeromyn

    Twitter: @lukeromyn

    Walking With Shadows

    Luke Romyn

    A plane crashes in the midst of the Amazon rainforest, leaving only two survivors: Jonas Drake, a wealthy award-winning author, and a terrified young boy named Jeremy.

    Jonas must find the strength to lead Jeremy through an army hunting them for ransom, predatory beasts, and all manner of perils not found in the concrete jungle he usually calls home. To keep Jeremy calm, Jonas shares extraordinary stories involving magical characters, tales from his early days as an author. Unfortunately, neither of them know what to do when these creations start to come alive in the jungle surrounding them.

    Filled with profound characters, this stunning adventure journeys into the heart of a man turned cold by a world he barely recognizes, who slowly thaws while learning to care for someone other than himself.

    This week on Blondie and the Brit we bring you Terry Persun and the second half of his podcast we aired in January. Terry is an award-winning Amazon bestselling author who writes multiple genres and teaches, among other things, an entire day course on Amazon at his writing conferences.

     

    In this interview he shares with us his tips on becoming an Amazon best seller and how to best organize your book launch for success. He also introduces us to Kindle Worlds with his fantasy novel Doublesight. You definitely do not want to miss this episode.

     

    Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/TerryPersun 

    Twitter: @tpersun

    LinkedIn: http://ow.ly/XCxpv

    Amazon: http://ow.ly/XCxvy

    My site: www.TerryPersun.com

     

    Doublesight

     

    Terry Persun

    "Lately fantasy rarely surprises and seldom delights, but Terry Persun's novel Doublesight does both and more. Richly textural, complicated in character, and presenting a world unlike any other, this debut imbues new blood into the genre. It is a stunning fantasy for the new millennium."--James Rollins, New York Times bestselling author of the Sigma Force series

    Nicole Wagoner is our guest this week on Blondie and the Brit. Nicole is a teacher turned Indie writer and she shares with us her journey to writing her book called Center Ring, the first in the Circus of Woman Trilogy. It has been compared to Sex and the City with real-world problems. Nicole took on the difficult task of creating 5 view point characters and shares with us her process. She also talks about her social media presence, book launch, and how she organizes her blog tours.

     

    Website: http://www.nicolewaggonerauthor.com/

    Facebook: https://m.facebook.com/NicoleWaggonerAuthorCircusofWomen/

     

     

    Center Ring

    Nicole Waggoner

    Norah Merrit, a dedicated obstetrician known for her bedside manner and service to Doctors Without Borders, walks into girls’ night out with a confession to make—and what she has to say shakes the group to its core. In the aftermath of Norah’s revelation, each of the women she calls her sister-friends—photojournalist Camille, stay-at-home mom Leila, publicist Ellison, and designer Kate—are left questioning the roads they haven’t taken, and revisiting the vastly different choices they’ve made in life and love.

    Told in alternating points of view between the five friends, Center Ring is a story about modern women finding balance through action, relationships, and growth in the midst of challenges and change

     

    Joey Pinkney

    Join us this week on Blondie and the Brit as we present the second part of Joey Pinkney's interview. Joey continues to share with us all of his extraordinary gifts and talents including his award-winning author interview service and the story plotting method that he uses to write his short stories. Joey's charm and wit are on point for this interview.

    Website: joeytweets.com

    About Me: about.me/joeypinkney

    Twitter:  @JoeyPinkney 

    Swiggers 

    Joey Pinkney

    Life-after-retirement for Theodore Roosevelt Washington (aka Teddy) centers around hanging out with the other rowdy old men in front of Pee Wee's Market. Cracking jokes, drinking liquor and flirting with the young women may change for the crew now that the corner store is under new management.

    1. Join us on Blondie and Brit as we introduce you to award-winning filmmaker and author Amy Quick Parrish. Amy takes us on a fascinating journey behind the scenes of how she created, wrote, and filmed her own web series Into Dust. Inspired by her desire to create a Latino Superhero she has since gone on to creating her brand new book series based on the same character, The Thunderbird Chronicles. The first book in the series, Into Dust, has just been released. If you have ever wondered about adapting a book for the screen you don't want to miss this interview.

    Website: https://amyquickparrish.com

    Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/amyquickparrishwriter/

    Twitter: @amyquickparrish

    Into Dust

    Amy Quick Parrish

    When the bullet pierced her father’s heart and he crumpled to the floor of his convenience store, it changed Janey Santiago’s life forever. At first she wasn’t even sure if she was alive or dead as she watched a strange blue light shift from his body to hers. In his final moments he handed Janey his mask, confirming her suspicions that he was indeed the vigilante fighting the local cartels. Janey felt a surge of energy and knew it was her time to carry on her father’s work. With the guidance of Augusto - her father’s mysterious young right-hand man - and enigmatic parallels from her favorite comic book series, Janey must learn how to use her mysterious new abilities to fight back against the gangsters that killed her father and threaten to overtake her town.
     

    Award-winning author Kim Hunt Harris is our guest this week talking about her comedic Trailer Park Princess mysteries. In this very entertaining interview, she covers everything from her experience pitching agents, meeting Diana Gabaldon in an elevator, to how she successfully works with Scrivener. Kim shares with us her unusual writing process of piecing her stories together and how she keeps her readership satisfied by bridging the gap between longer novels with short stories. Her latest novel releases on June 30, 2016.

    The Trailer Park Princess Is Caught In The Crotchfire

    Kim Hunt Harris 

    Armed with Salem’s “Smart-Enuff” phone and Viv’s racing model Cadillac (with aggressive acceleration!), these two amateur super-sleuths set out to catch a gang of armed robbers terrorizing G-Ma’s neighborhood… if for no other reason than to stop G-Ma’s panic-stricken calls every time a car drives by. The only problem: they have no leads, no clues, and they accidentally got arrested for “moral crimes.” Will these bandits be the ones who got away? Or will they be Caught in the Crotchfire? Often compared to Janet Evanovich (but surprisingly profound at times), this comic mystery set in West Texas featuring dog-groomer-by-day Salem Grimes and her octogenarian partner-in-crime-solving Viv.

    Website: http://kimhuntharris.com

    Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/KimHuntHarris/

    Twitter: https://twitter.com/kimhuntharris

    Join us this week on Blondie and the Brit as we delve into a comedic mystery adventure with a culinary flair. Author Ellie Alexander leads us through her unique process of creating The Bakeshop Mysteries series that includes not only writing the story but creating the menu as a layer of the plot, Learn how she cultivates a unique book launch with elements of the story while bringing the community into the mix. Ellie shares some really clever book promoting ideas and a great antidote of how she once stood in for famed writer Lee Childs.

    Website: http://www.bakeshopmystery.com

    Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/elliealexanderauthor

    Twitter: https://twitter.com/bakeshopmystery

    Caught Bread Handed  

    Ellie Alexander 

    Welcome to Torte―a friendly, small-town family bake shop where the oven is heating up as high as the body count…

    Jules Capshaw is still chewing over her husband Carlos’s return to Ashland, Oregon. Could there be too many cooks in the kitchen? Whatever is stirring between those two will have to wait. Despite the Oregon Shakespeare Festival being dark for the winter, the bakeshop is bustling, the dough is rolling, and there’s no rest for the weary…especially when murder is thrown into the mix. 

    When Mindy Nolan, the owner of a new restaurant in town, turns up dead, the batter at hand thickens. Jules knows that there was bad blood between Mindy and others in town, and tracking down the killer could prove to be an unwelcome treat. And to top it all off, there’s Carlos, who is pleading―with those delicious dark eyes and sexy Spanish accent―for Jules to take him back. Is home where the heart is or will she make a fresh start…and risk getting burned?

    This week on Blondie and the Brit we bring you hybrid author Kerry Shafer. Kerry calls herself the Queen of Misfit Books and writes women's fiction, paranormal, fantasy, and mystery genres. She shares with us her experience using Kickstarter to self-publish one of her books and how another book was acquired by Lake Union Publishing. A highly entertaining interview covering a lot of aspects of the writing and publishing process.

    Website: www.kerryschafer.com

    Facebook: www.facebook.com/kerryschaferbooks

    Twitter: @kerryschafer

     

    Closer Home 

    Kerry Anne King 

    When Lise Redding’s estranged sister, country-pop star Callie Redfern, is killed during a publicity stunt, the small-town music teacher is dragged from her quiet life into the spotlight.

     

    Lise hadn’t spoken with Callie in ten years, ever since Callie’s betrayal split them apart, so she’s shocked to discover that she’s inherited her sister’s massive estate. Not only that, but Lise is now the guardian of her sixteen-year-old niece, Ariel, to whom she’s practically a stranger.

     

    Overwhelmed by grief and her new responsibilities, Lise thinks things couldn’t get worse. But overnight she becomes the paparazzi’s latest obsession. Suddenly she and her longtime friend Dale are plastered over the front pages of the tabloids. Desperate to escape both the media and her memories, Lise sets off with Ariel on a search for the girl’s father. Yet instead of granting Lise a reprieve, the quest brings her face-to-face with long-buried secrets. Only by learning to forgive will she be able to find her way back home.

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    South African author, Ian MacKenzie, joins us this week for a conversation about one of the unsavory aspects of being Indie author -- dealing with unscrupulous publishers. He also discusses his first book, Clouds in the Wind, rich with South African wildlife and history.

    Website: http://www.amazon.com/Ian-Mackenzie/e/B00OHJRRY2

    Twitter:  @ianmac1949

    Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/ianmac.clouds.in.the.wind

     

    Clouds In The Wind 

    Ian Mackenzie 

    The winds of change are blowing through Africa and like clouds, lives are being fragmented, altered or blotted out in an instant. This book is set predominantly in the mid to late '70s when the Rhodesian bush war was at its height, before the Lancaster House agreement and the birth of Zimbabwe.

     

     

    Camille Di Maio takes us on a journey from Real Estate Agent to her dream job as an author published by Amazon's Lake Union. Her debut novel The Memory of Us was inspired by the #Beatles song Eleanor Rigby. Camille shares the incredible story of when Sir Paul McCartney honored The Memory of Us in front of a live audience.

     

    Website http://camilledimaio.com

    Facebook https://www.facebook.com/camilledimaio?fref=ufi

    Twitter @CamilleDiMaio

     The Memory of Us

    Camille Di Maio

    Julianne Westcott was living the kind of life that other Protestant girls in prewar Liverpool could only dream about: old money, silk ball gowns, and prominent young men lining up to escort her. But when she learns of a blind-and-deaf brother, institutionalized since birth, the illusion of her perfect life and family shatters around her.

    We are really excited to bring to you Joey Pinkney this week. Joey is an award-winning short story author and social media expert. He talks in depth about the process of developing short stories and the extras he adds in including the author's note. Joey also runs an author promotion service called Joey Tweets and provides some great insights into how to get the most out of twitter.

     

    Website: joeytweets.com

    About Me: about.me/joeypinkney

     

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    KJ Waters is the author of the science fiction thriller, Stealing Time, and the CEO of Blondie's Custom Book Covers. You can read more about her on her webiste www.kjwaters.com.

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    Suzanne Kelman is a multi-awarding-winning writer, film producer, and playwright. She is also the author of The Rejected Writers' Book Club. You can read more about her book on her website www.suzannekelmanauthor.com

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    Stealing Time  

    By KJ Waters

    As Hurricane Charley churns a path of destruction towards Orlando, Ronnie Andrews and her best friend, Stephanie McKay, scramble to prepare for the storm. Ronnie seeks shelter at her boyfriend’s weather lab while Steph heads back to her house.

    During the peak of the storm Ronnie is hurtled back in time to eighteenth-century London where she is caught in a web of superstition, deception, and lies in a life and death struggle to return to her own time.

    Steph is thrust into the middle of the hurricane but it quickly turns into a living nightmare as she is faced with losing everything. Stealing Time: Book 1 in the Stealing Time Trilogy.

     

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    The Rejected Writers Book Club

    By Suzanne Kelman

    When small-town librarian Janet Johnson is persuaded to attend a gathering of local eccentric lady writers known as “The Rejected Writers Book Club,” she gets pulled into a kaleidoscope of craziness she never knew existed.

    Collecting publisher’s rejection letters like trophies, this quirky society cares nothing for being in print and instead meets to celebrate in style its members’ mutually spurned manuscripts.

    However, when disaster strikes just shy of their 500th letter and a huge club celebration, the group’s survival hangs in the balance, and Janet finds herself railroaded into a madcap mission to save it. Coerced by their formidable team leader, Doris Newberry, she embarks on a crazy cross-country dash with a band of merry writers to save the club and the reputation of one very special member.

    As the intrepid adventurers race to complete their quest, the women's lives are irreversibly changed as they bond together through landslides, haunted houses, false labor, and first love.

     

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    Caragh O'Brien

    The fast-paced, psychologically thrilling sequel to The Vault of Dreamers follows Rosie after her consciousness has been split in two.

    The entire country was watching when Rosie Sinclair was expelled from Forge, the prestigious arts school that doubles as a reality TV show. But few knew how Dean Berg was mining students' dreams in laboratories deep below the school. And no one, least of all the Dean himself, could know that when Rosie's dreams are seeded into the mind of another patient, Rosie's consciousness would wake up in that body--a girl far from Forge, a girl with a completely different life from Rosie, a girl who is pregnant.

    Told from alternating points of view between Rosie as she makes sense of her new identity and the shattered subconscious that still exists in her old body, this sequel to The Vault of Dreamers will keep readers on the edge of their seats and leave them hungry for more.

     

    KJ Waters is the author of the time travel series Stealing Time and short story called Blow. The second book in the series, Shattering Time, is in development and is slated to be released in the fall of 2016. Blow was released and within 48 hours was #8 on Amazon's bestsellers list in Short Stories for Teens and Young Adults.

    K.J. Waters 

    Caught between a hurricane and a deadly secret, Rick Harris struggles against a ticking clock when the wrong people show up at his door looking for shelter. As the storm closes in wreaking havoc on Pensacola, Florida, he has to make a choice between saving their lives and exposing a secret that could cost him everything.

     

    Charley Davidson has enough going on without having to worry about twelve hellhounds hot on her trail. She is, after all, incredibly pregnant and feeling like she could pop at any moment. But, just her luck, twelve deadly beasts from hell have chosen this time to escape onto our plane, and they’ve made Charley their target. Add to that the still unsolved murder of her father, the strange behavior of her husband, and Charley’s tendency to attract the, shall we say, undead, and she has her hands full… and Charley is about to get the surprise of her crazy, mixed-up, supernatural life!

    Website: www.emilycarpenterauthor.com

    Twitter: @EmilyDCarpenter there

    Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/emily.d.carpenter.9?fref=ts

     

    Emily Carpenter 

    Althea Bell is still heartbroken by her mother’s tragic, premature death—and tormented by the last, frantic words she whispered into young Althea’s ear: Wait for her. For the honeysuckle girl. She’ll find you, I think, but if she doesn’t, you find her.

    Adrift ever since, Althea is now fresh out of rehab and returning to her family home in Mobile, Alabama, determined to reconnect with her estranged, ailing father. While Althea doesn’t expect him, or her politically ambitious brother, to welcome her with open arms, she’s not prepared for the chilling revelation of a grim, long-buried family secret. Fragile and desperate, Althea escapes with an old flame to uncover the truth about her lineage. Drawn deeper into her ancestors’ lives, Althea begins to unearth their disturbing history…and the part she’s meant to play in it.

    Gripping and visceral, this unforgettable debut delves straight into the heart of dark family secrets and into one woman’s emotional journey to save herself from a sinister inheritance.

    This week we are joined by social media expert and author Rachel Thompson. Rachel is known for starting #Mondayblogs as well as running her very successful BadRedhead Media, a social media book marketing service for authors. There are so many great tips on making the most of your social media platform on this podcast you won't want to miss a minute of it. Rachel talks about hashtags, facebook advertising, twitter management, google rankings, and more. Sharpen your pencils, she has a lot to tell, so much, in fact we had to split this one into two separate podcasts. Stay tuned for part two at a later date.

    Author Site: rachelintheoc.com
    BadRedhead Media Site: badredheadmedia.com
    Twitter: @RachelintheOC
    Twitter (Business): @BadRedheadMedia
    Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/AuthorRachelThompson

     

    Broken Pieces 

    Rachel Thompson 

    Not easy subjects -- love, loss, sexual abuse, date rape, grief -- but real ones, told in pieces (thus the title). Broken Pieces is a work of non-fiction.  

    Poetry, prose, and essays to let you into one woman's life -- a searingly raw examination of topics most people avoid.  

    Already a #1 best seller on Amazon (eBooks) on Women's Poetry and Abuse, this book is recommended for mature audiences only.

    This week we are joined by Tom Nichols, a former Police Chief turned author, who gives us an inspirational view of the writer's world. Tom shares with us how his many years in law enforcement gave him the spark for storytelling. With four books under his belt, Tom also tells the story of how one of his books, Color of the Prism, was acquired by Quentin Tarintino's father and turned into a Hollywood screenplay.

    Amazon: http://www.amazon.com/Color-Prism-Thomas-J-Nichols-ebook/dp/B007OWKGTC/ref=la_B00BD861OM_1_2?s=books&ie=UTF8&qid=1460609109&sr=1-2

    Color Of The Prism

    Thomas J Nichols 

    Color of the Prism is a novel inspired by the true events in the life of the author. Thomas Nichols is still active in law enforcement after serving thirty-eight years in many intriguing capacities. He began his career as a rookie jailer in the Tucson, Arizona, Police Department.

    Deb Lund joins the program this week to talk about creativity and how she harnesses her own to create children's picture books. She is a traditionally published author and shares the story of how she boldly sent her story to the editors at Harper Collins and was accepted. Deb is a creativity coach and has developed some Fiction Magic Card Tips and Tricks for Authors that help move the story forward. We use the cards to talk about prolonging the suspense in a novel. One of her best tips for ensuring your creativity is to not beat yourself up for beating yourself up.

     

    Website: http://www.deblund.com/

    Facebook: Author: https://www.facebook.com/DebLundAuthor/?fref=ts

    The Creativity Cafe: https://www.facebook.com/DebLundCoach/?fref=ts

    Writing with Kids: https://www.facebook.com/WritingWithKids/?fref=ts

    Twitter: https://twitter.com/deblund

     

    Fiction Magic Cards 

    Deb Lund 

    A Fiction Magic card “tricks” help writers raise the stakes in their writing with phrases like “Alienate an Ally” and “Remove the Moral Compass.” The guidebook provides possible interpretations for each of the 54 cards, followed by creativity coaching “tips” to help writers apply the cards’ messages to their writing lives. It’s like having two decks in one

    This week we turn the tables on co-host Suzanne Kelman as she shares her experiences from being an Indie author to becoming a traditionally published best-selling Amazon author with her comedy novel, The Rejected Writers' Book Club. The Brit shares a wealth of information from the journey your manuscript goes on once it is acquired to her best social media tips for promoting a book through a book launch.

    website: www.suzannekelmanauthor.com

    Twitter: https://twitter.com/suzkelman

    Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/Suzanne-Kelman-1818034558424141/?fref=ts

    This week on Blondie and The Brt is the captivating and talented Nicole Persun. Where do you go next when you are offered a publishing contract with Booktrope while you're still in high school? Since then Nicole has published a string of award-winning novels. Nicole shares some great tips with us about her writing process, SEO optimization, Facebook and Twitter analytics, and how to effortlessly schedule social media posts through Facebook. Don't miss all this great information and her guidelines about breaking the rules of fiction.

    Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/nicolejpersunauthor

    Twitter: https://twitter.com/NicoleJPersun

    Website: www.nicolejpersun.com

    A Kingdom's Possession

    Nicole J. Persun 

    A Kingdom's Possession blends ancient magic, love and intrigue in a romantic fantasy told in a fresh new voice. A wayward prince, his twin brother, a mystical woman of fire, and an escaped slave band together, to free an outcast goddess - if they can elude a powerful rogue kingdom intent on their destruction. Max, a young woman who has just escaped a life of slavery, finds herself at the heart of a heated rebellion and a complicated legend. As the kingdom of Alice seeks power among the realms, a flawed goddess is thrown from the heavens and forced to reside inside Max's body. The king of Alice, lusting for the rewards the goddess will grant upon the kingdom that releases her from her human cage, sends spies to capture Max and release the goddess in the most ruthless way: through death. Will Max and her friends solve the magical riddle before her pursuers? And what of her budding love for the prince? A captivating tale of love, freedom, and choices, Nicole J. Persun's debut novel proves to be an early glimpse into a successful writing career. 

    In a delightful St. Patrick's Day episode we welcome Laurence O'Bryan and his friendly good Irish cheer. He is a Harper Collins published author several times over and the owner of Books Go Social, a book marketing powerhouse. Laurence talks about the ways his company supports Indie authors, his experience with traditional publishers, and his love of the craft. Don't miss this heartwarming episode with a truly passionate writer.

     

    Try some 1st pages now on: BooksGoSocial.com

    College of Digital Marketing: College-digital-marketing

    Author web site & blog: lpobryan.com

     

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    Twitter@lpobryan

    Pinterest: Pinterest.com/BooksGoSocial//

    Linkedin:  ie.linkedin.com/in/laurenceobryan/ 

    Facebook: facebook.com/groups/booksgosocialreaders/

    This week Mark Sadler is the featured author on Blondie and the Brit. His novel, Kettle of Vultures, released this week on Amazon. Mark is a suspense writer published through Moonshine Press and a reviewer for Suspense Magazine and a Vine Reviewer for Amazon. He shares some unique book marketing tips using Pinterest, and discusses his hands on approach for researching his novels.

     

    Website: http://markpsadler.com

    Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/Mark-P-Sadler-78046901586/

    Twitter: https://twitter.com/markpsadler

     

     

     

    Kettle of Vultures

    Mark P. Sadler 

    Nate Duarte’s life is full of dark, diabolical twists. As a young boy he witnessed the murder of his mother at the hands of a Mexican gangster. Nate knows this same violent desperado also murdered his father, a border patrol agent. Putting on hold his dream of studying law, Nate becomes a police officer to help bring his parents’ murderer to justice.

    Patricia Sands 

    Award-winning author Patricia Sands joins Blondie and the Brit for a delightful discussion about Patricia's passions: writing and France. She shares her best writing advice garnered from Stephen King along with her social media strategies. We discuss facebook parties from Book Rhythm, and her contribution to the Lei Crime Series on Kindle Worlds.

     

    Website: http://patriciasandsauthor.com

    Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/patricia.sands.9?fref=ts

    Twitter: https://twitter.com/patricia_sands

    Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/patricialsands/

    I Promise You This 

    Patricia Sands 

    Suddenly single after twenty-two years of marriage, the calm of Katherine Price’s midlife has turned upside down. Seeking to find her true self, she took a chance on starting over. A year later, she is certain of this: she’s in love with Philippe and adores his idyllic French homeland, where he wants her to live with him.

     

    But all that feels like a fantasy far removed from Toronto, where she’s helping her friend Molly, hospitalized after a life-threatening accident. Staying in her childhood home full of memories, Katherine wonders: Is she really ready to leave everything behind for an unknown life abroad? And if all her happiness lies with Philippe, will it last? Can she trust in love again?

     

    Searching her heart, Katherine finds the pull of the familiar is stronger than she thought. An unexpected meeting with her ex, the first time since his cruel departure, and a stunning declaration of love from an old flame spur her introspection.

     

     

    This week we interview Montreal native, Claude Bouchard, a USA Today best-selling author who boasts the #1 Twitter spot in the world a few years back. Claude tells us how he reached the top spot on twitter with hard work and some basic strategies. Book Bub was a big help in his early success with his first book in the Vigilante Series.

     

    Website: http://www.claudebouchardbooks.com

    Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/claude.bouchard2?fref=ts

    Twitter: https://twitter.com/ceebee308

     

    Nasty in Nice 

    Claude Bouchard

    Four months of peace and tranquility have gone by since the last attempt on their lives, leaving Maya and Matt increasingly confident their enemies are truly part of the past, their biggest worry, deciding their next destination as they travel Europe with three year old Hannah. 

     

    Vacationing in Paris with her long-distance partner, Dominique, Canadian operative, Leslie Robb is thrilled to receive a call from friend and colleague, Chris Barry, inviting the two women to join him and his wife at a lavish rented villa in Nice.

    On the Deep Web, a covert meeting takes place, twelve of the world's most efficient assassins, brought together to eliminate Maya and Matt, once and for all.

    As the dozen killers begin their quest to locate their targets, a chance encounter takes place in Nice, turning the quasi-guaranteed biggest payday of their careers into their biggest nightmare.

    Join us for an excellent interview with Lynn Lamb. She talks about her series, The Survivor Diaries, and the post-apocalyptic world she created with all of the research she endured to test some of the strategies for staying alive during a nuclear winter. She also shares some of her book launch ideas with free sites that help promote her books.

     

    Website: http://www.lynnlamb.com

    Twitter: https://twitter.com/DiariesSurvivor

    Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/thesurvivordiariestalkpage?ref=hl

     

    Monte Vista Village

    Lynn Lamb 

    magine: The apocalypse—would you survive?
    I'm Laura, and I survived global nuclear war. When I walked out into the devastated landscape, I didn’t find zombies, witches, or vampires--what I found was infinitely worse; it was real. 
    Is this our reckoning?
    Our tormentor is no longer the enemy; it is what’s left of the desperate earth. My neighbors are starving and sick from the biochemicals in the air. Our food, water and meds are running low. Our only hope is to come together to stay alive.
    Who will lead us to salvation?
    Certainly not me. Why would it be me? The Army Colonel is driving me nuts. Something is just not right there. He should be the leader of the Village, not me.
    Can my story have a happily ever after? Can it have any kind of ever after?

     

    J.D. Lexx - Episode 22 - Rewriting the Rules of Romance.

    For our special Valentine’s week show we have a real treat for you. J.D. Lexx is an attorney, a former journalist, and author of the Crimson Confessions - a series that uniquely blends literary flair and noir with sensual undertones. This is a really enjoyable interview where we cover everything from author street teams to hybrid publishing. We also talked to J.D. about the upcoming publication of his book, Malediction, which will be released in late March. You won't want to miss J.D.'s quick wit in the new double supreme lightning round.

     

    Blog: https://pulpfrictionhero.wordpress.com

    Facebook: http://ow.ly/YhpNm

    Amazon: http://ow.ly/YhpUl 

     

     

     

    Malediction 

    J.D. Lexx 

    Some devote a lifetime to the endless pursuit of love. Others spend even longer trying to outrun it. Between the shimmering lights of Paris and New Orleans’ commercialized sin, author J.D. Lexx embarks on his latest hunt. Once content to walk blindly in the light, these days he prowls a different world, one of shadow and sensuality where flesh yields to the probing hungers of fantasy. Driven by painful reminders of opportunity left unseized, he roams, tirelessly seeking the next in a growing collection of Crimson Confessions.

    There is something for everyone is this week’s podcast with seasoned author Terry Persun from tips on writing romantic scenes to learning to turn off your inner critic to boost the writing process. He encourages writers to engage in other creative endeavors like poetry, acting, or jewelry making to inspire your craft. Terry shared so many insights that we couldn't resist keeping him on the phone for longer for part two of the interview to air later in the year. You won't want to miss this one!

    Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/TerryPersun 

    Twitter: @tpersun

    LinkedIn: http://ow.ly/XCxpv

    Amazon: http://ow.ly/XCxvy

    My site: www.TerryPersun.com

    Doublesight

    Terry Persun

    "Lately fantasy rarely surprises and seldom delights, but Terry Persun's novel Doublesight does both and more. Richly textural, complicated in character, and presenting a world unlike any other, this debut imbues new blood into the genre. It is a stunning fantasy for the new millennium."--James Rollins, New York Times bestselling author of the Sigma Force series

    Join us this week on Blondie and the Brit when we interview the delightful Vaun Murfrey about her career as a Sci-fi and Fantasy novelist and how she created the successful and thrilling Weaver series. During the interview Vaun shares insights into how she became a “pantser" turned “plotter,” how to keep to a disciplined writing schedule, the best way to choose the next theme for a book in your series and some great tips of places to garner book reviews.

     

    Facebook Author Page: Vaun Murphrey Author Page

    Twitter: @vaunery

    Website: www.VaunMurphrey.com

    Wordpress Blog: www.vaunmurphrey.wordpress.com

     

    Vector 

    Vaun Murphrey 

    Homecomings usually involve burgers, fries and apple pies but that's not on the menu for Cassandra and Silver. They're launched into assassination attempts, bar brawls, and relationship drama just in the first 24 hours. Can they protect everyone they love from all comers before it explodes in their face? Find out in VECTOR, Book Three of the Weaver Series.

    Ever wonder what it takes to create the perfect book cover? In this week's podcast Suzanne Kelman (the Brit) interviews photographer Jody Smyers and our very own KJ Waters (Blondie) about their company Blondie's Customs Book Covers. In this special podcast we explore all the elements that make up the perfect cover and how important first impressions are. If you are an Indie published author, or considering going Indie with your book, you don't want to miss this episode.

     

    Website: http://www.kjwaters.com/#!blondies-custom-book-covers/c1jeo

    Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/BlondiesCustomBookCovers/?fref=ts

    Twitter: https://twitter.com/BlondiesBookCov

     

     

    Stealing Time 

    K.J. Waters

    Stealing Time is a "Breathtakingly original" time travel adventure that will keep you on the edge of your seat. As Hurricane Charley churns a path of destruction towards Orlando, Florida, Ronnie Andrews and her best friend, Stephanie McKay, scramble to prepare for the storm. Ronnie seeks shelter at her boyfriend’s weather lab while Steph heads back to her house.

    During the peak of the storm Ronnie is hurtled back in time to eighteenth-century London where she is caught in a web of superstition, deception, and lies in a life and death struggle to return to her own time.

    Steph is thrust into the middle of the hurricane, but it quickly turns into a living nightmare as she is faced with losing everything. Stealing Time: Book 1 in the Stealing Time Trilogy.

    Martin Lastrapes - Episode 17 - Bermuda or Gotham City

    It was such a pleasure to interview fellow author and podcaster, Martin Lastrapes, who shares an interesting look at using contests to further your career in publishing, and he talks about the unexpected reason for #1 and #2 Amazon selling status. Martin shares his inspiration for podcasting and more about The Martin Lastrapes Show Podcast Hour.

     

    Website: http://www.martinlastrapes.com/c00x35t6z4j0294unv1tukjndipj2x

    Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/MartinLastrapes

    Twitter: https://twitter.com/MartinLastrapes

     

    Inside the Outside 

    Martin Lastrapes

    Timber has lived her entire life as a cannibal within a cult called the Divinity of Feminine Reproach and, by the time she is fifteen years old, she has already killed three men. When Timber takes an opportunity to explore the Outside, she bears witness to some dark and unsettling truths about the world around her and the integral role she plays in it. In this debut novel, laced with scenes of horrific violence and uplifting humanity, Martin Lastrapes has written a one-of-a-kind story about love, friendship, sacrifice and cannibalism.

     

    Charlie Love 2 - Episode 16 - Some Dude with Glasses

     

     

     

    Our last podcast of the year is a short and sweet one featuring our Charlie Love, Edward C. Stanton. We also look at our little year in review of what we've learned from the talented and knowledgable authors we've had on our show over the last few months. We share what we learned from Seumas Gallacher, Munir Bello, David Perlmutter, Susan Wingate, S.J Hermann, It has been a great joy for Suzanne and KJ to share the joy of writing with our listeners and we truly want to provide great content for fellow authors to make this 2016 a great writing year.

     

    Happy New Year to all our authors and listeners!

     

    Edward C. Stanton - Episode 15 - Charlie Love

    Mixing it up a little this week with Edward C. Stanton (A.K.A. Charlie Love) from Just Imagine It Ink, America and Europe’s largest audiobook producer. He also is a host on the wildly popular podcast, Get Behind Me Now Stay There. Charlie dishes on how the audio book industry works, and shares some intriguing stories of interviews he has conducted with Jack Engelhard (Indecent Proposal), Ann Rice (Interview with a Vampire) and more.

     

    We had so much fun with Charlie Love that we were air part two of his podcast on December 31st.

     

    Website http://www.justimagineitink.com

    Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/Just-Imagine-It-Ink-211271075550997/

    Twitter: https://twitter.com/TheCharlielove

    Welcome to our special Blondie and the Brit Holiday Blooper Show. Over the next thirty minutes we will take you on a magical sleigh ride behind the scenes of our weekly podcast plus all the snafus we edited out. We have been honored to interview eighteen authors over the last six months and there is a clip from all of them. From things that go bump in the middle of the podcast, to pets that want to get in on the act and the Brits dang cuckoo clock! If you are needing light relief during this holiday season you just found it, grab a glass of eggnog, sit back and enjoy all other bits you didn’t hear. With Munir Bello Abubakar, Jeri Walker, Seumas Gallacher, Darynda Jones, David P Perlmutter, Evan Marshall, Susan Wingate, Sharon Anderson, Andrea Hurst, Edward C. Stanton, Graeme Ing, Carlie Cullen, SJ Hermann, Martin Lastrapes, Terry Persun, KJ Waters, and Suzanne Kelman.

    Graeme Ing - Episode 14 - The Everquest for Time to Write 

    Graeme Ing is our guest this week for a fascinating conversation about Scrivener, Draft to Digital, and some great tips for outlining your manuscript and finding time to write.

    Website: http://www.graemeing.com

    Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/GraemeIngAuthor

    Twitter: https://twitter.com/graemeing

    Necromancer

    Graeme Ing 

    A primeval fiend is loose in the ancient metropolis of Malkandrah, intent on burning it to a wasteland. The city’s leaders stand idly by and the sorcerers that once protected the people are long gone. 

    Andrea Hurst - Episode 12 - The Hook, the Book and the Cook

     

    This week we interview Andrea Hurst, Suzanne's agent. Andrea and Suzanne share their experience with Suzanne's book sale and resulting process to republish under Lakeland Publishing, a women's fiction arm under Amazon. Andrea tells us about her contrasting experience self-publishing her first novel despite all of the traditional publishing experience and gives us great tips on approaching an agent.

    Tea and Comfort

    Andrea Hurst 

    Fear made her run - A second chance at love made her stay... After receiving life-changing news, Kyla Nolan ran away from her life as a top model in New York and left her fiancé, Luke Bradford, behind. Now, almost two years later, Kyla has a rebuilt her life as the successful owner of Tea & Comfort on Madrona Island. She lives in a cozy home behind her tea shop, has great friends, and a community where she belongs. But Kyla's life is thrown off balance when Luke moves to the island. Luke has purchased the local vineyards, just like he and Kyla had always dreamt of. But Luke is not here just for the grapes.

    Sj Hermann - Episode 11 - Starving Artist Wasn't Enough

    SJ Hermann joins the program with a lighthearted conversation with Blondie and the Brit, to talk about his young adult dark fantasy series, Morium, that tackles the difficult subject of bullying. We also learn about his writing habits and how he deals with a busy schedule of work and school creating the magic in his books. Join the fun and laugh along with our merry band of authors in this fun and fast podcast.

    Website: http://sjhermannauthor.blogspot.com

    Rafflecopter: http://ow.ly/VexKf

    Facebook: http://ow.ly/Vexvk

    Twitter: https://twitter.com/Writing_Novel

     

    Morium

    S,J. Hermann

    MORIUM is the story of Alexandria and Nathan... and Stacy. Three teenagers who were bullied all through high school. They kept their torment a secret from their family and tried to cope in their own way. They only had each other. But hope was in sight.. they will be graduating soon. The vision of a new life away from the bullies and the constant humiliation, gave them something to look forward to. If only that day came sooner...

    One night, they saw an object fall from the sky and went to investigate. As they touched the rock, a strange power entered their bodies. Suddenly, they're not helpless anymore. They can get revenge for all the suffering and pain they had to endure all these years... How will they use these powers?

    MORIUM discusses the moral dilemma of doing what's right against getting revenge. When your dignity has been shattered and your life has been a living hell... what is RIGHT?

    Carlie Cullen - Episode 10 - Eagle Eyes 

    Fantasy author and editor Carlie Cullen joins Blondie and the Brit for an interesting chat about her latest book Of Ice and Air, her editing business Eagle Eye Editors, and her social media strategies. Join the fun and don't miss out on the #NANOWRIMO book giveaway to win a copy of Carlie's book and the books of all of our authors featured this month. Visit our facebook page Blondie and the Brit - Writing, Publishing, and Beyond for more information.

    website: http://carliemacullen.com

    Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/carlie.cullen.35?fref=ts

     

     

     

    Of Ice & Air

    Carlie Cullen 

    On her 21st birthday, Princess Kailani’s father tells her that when she was a baby, her mother was abducted. She also learns she has family in another world. Defying her father, she travels from her Cloud Castle home to the ice kingdom of Idenvarlis where Kailani’s instincts drive her to find the mother she doesn’t remember. Gifted with the magic of two worlds, and skilled in the use of weapons, she journeys into unknown and dangerous territory. Despite her determination to rescue her mother, she’s forced to overcome new fears and find a way to cope with all she encounters.

    However, a person in authority will stop at nothing to prevent either of them returning.

    Kailani faces isolation, wild beasts, rogue soldiers, and more as she battles to return to the Ice Palace. With the stakes so high, can she make it back alive?

    Suzanne Kelman - Episode 9 - If It Isn't Fun Then I'm Not Doing It! 

    This episode KJ interviews our very own Suzanne Kelman and we find out about her many accolades in screenwriting, film producing with her production company, and book, The Rejected Writer's Book Club. Suzanne exudes excellence and it seems everything she touches turns to gold. It is in the way she talks about her work that reveals her motivation -- she is in it for the fun. She truly loves what she does and is humbly grateful for all of her successes.

    website: www.suzannekelmanauthor.com

    Twitter: https://twitter.com/suzkelman

    Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/Goody-2-Productions-289497071098264/?fref=ts

    The Rejected Writers' Book Club

    Suzanne Kelman

    When small-town librarian Janet Johnson is persuaded to attend a gathering of local eccentric lady writers known as “The Rejected Writers Bookclub,” she gets pulled into a kaleidoscope of craziness she never knew existed. Collecting publisher’s rejection letters like trophies, this quirky society cares nothing for being in print and instead meets to celebrate in style its members’ mutually spurned manuscripts. Coerced by their formidable team leader, Doris Newberry, she embarks on a crazy cross-country dash with a band of merry writers to save the club and the reputation of one very special member. As the intrepid adventurers race to complete their quest, the women's lives are irreversibly changed as they bond together through landslides, haunted houses, false labor, and first love.

    Website:

    Evan Marshall - Episode 8 - Agent M

    We mix it up this week with Evan Marshall, Literary Agent extraordinnaire, who gives us the scoop on his novel writing system, The Marshall Plan for Novel Writing. Evan gives us the low down on what agents are looking for in a client and tips on approaching an agent to enhance your writing career.

    Website: http://themarshallplan.net

    Twitter: https://twitter.com/marshallplanet

    Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/TheMarshallPlanet

     

     

    The Marshall Plan

    Evan Marshall and Martha Jewett's 

    The Marshall Plan® Novel Writing Software
    is the only program that guides you every step of the way.

     

    Sharon Anderson - Episode 7 - Decomposing Lovers 

    Sharon Anderson joins the program for an entertaining chat about her paranormal comedy books, her award-winning short storyThunder, and Thunderclap, a new away to promote your book. Join the fun with Blondie and the Brit.

    Blog: http://www.sharonandersonauthor.com

    Twitter: https://twitter.com/SharonEAnderson

    Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/sharon.anderson.7792052?fref=ts

    Thunderclap: https://www.thunderclap.it

     

    CURSE OF THE SEVENS 70'S 

    Sharon E. Anderson

    Curse of the Seven 70s, is a paranormal comedy-romance about a very famous vampire’s younger brother who comes back to life set on revenge. Along the way, he finds his true love and you might think the story should end there, but where’s the fun in that? Here’s where I probably should say that I take myths and legends and play with them a bit, make them my own. 

    Seamus Gallacher - Episode 6 - Bunny in the Middle

    Author and Blogger of the Year, Seumas Gallacher joins Blondie and the Brit to share his recipe for success -- three parts gratefulness, two parts humor and one part Scotsman from Abu Dhabi.

    Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/seumasgallacher?fref=ts

    Website: http://seumasgallacher.com

    Twitter: https://twitter.com/seumasgallacher

    KILLER CITY

    Seumas Gallacher

    The discovery of a woman’s mutilated torso in a rubbish bin in the north of England sparks a twisting series of events for Jack Calder, a former SAS officer, and his colleagues at their specialist security firm, International Security Partners (ISP). 

    Jack’s offer to help an old buddy’s son escape a framed murder charge, leads ISP from Manchester and London, across Europe into Lithuania and the mountains of Tajikistan hunting down the peddlers of illicit synthetic drugs, murder, and prostitution rings. 

    Corruption at the highest levels in European police forces and political hierarchies call for the ISP’s black ops skills to combat the growing global menace of drugs on city streets.A sentence or two describing this item. 

    Jeri Walker - Episode 5 -  Astronaut or Stripper  

    This week we interview Jeri Walker, a former English teacher turned editor who runs an excellent blog for writing tips. Jeri discusses her first novel, Lost Girl Road, gives advice on how to choose an editor, and discusses her style sheet technique for providing feedback to authors, using KJ's Stealing Time as an example. She also divulges her secret formula for obtaining blog post comments. Join in the fun on Blondie and the Brit. Subscribe today so you don't miss an episode.

     

    Website: http://jeriwb.com/

    Amazon: http://amzn.to/1hFjnuM

    Twitter: https://twitter.com/JeriWB

    Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/jeriwb?ref=hl

    LinkedIn: https://www.linkedin.com/in/jeriwb

    Example of a style sheet: http://jeriwb.com/editor-manuscript-style-sheet-sample-54679/

     

    THE TWO YOSEMITES 

    Jeri Walker

    The iconic beauty of California’s Yosemite National Park lures nearly four million visitors per year. Most flock to the seven-square miles of the valley floor. Few make it into the backcountry. Even then, it can be next to impossible to find solitude during the summer months. This travelogue recounts the highs and (mostly) lows of the author’s visit as she seeks to discover the version of Yosemite not all tourists pursue. The results raise the question: What type of tourist are you? Consider this travel memoir a cautionary tale of expectation versus reality.

    Munir Bello - Episode 4 - Naked Marketing

    Blondie and the Brit spend some quality time with Munir Bello discussing his unique naked marketing strategy, his book The Breakup Recipe, and a new TV dating show.

     

    Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/thebreakuprecipe

    Twitter: https://www.twitter.com/@munirbello1983

    Website: www.thebreakuprecipe.com

    Suzanne's Interview with Munir: http://thebreakuprecipe.com/tag/suzanne-kelman/

    KJ's Interview with Munir: http://thebreakuprecipe.com/tag/kj-waters/

     

     

     

    THE BREAK UP RECIPE

    Munir Bello

    The Break Up Recipe is about Mark Mutton. He gets jilted by his fiancée a month before they are due to get married and as a result he takes the reader on a journey through his various relationships and encounters with the opposite sex, often ending up with hilarious consequences. The book was written after Munir went through a terrible break up of his own.

    Dave Perlmutter - Episode 3 - #CheekyMarketing

     

    David Perlmutter, author of the #1 True Crime book Wrong Place Wrong Time, joins us on Blondie and the Brit for a look at his #cheeky book marketing strategies. As an indie author, David has developed a massive social media presence and has written a how-to book, called My Way. His English humor and charm shines through the podcast and is a very entertaining listen.

     

    Blog: http://thewrongplaceatthewrongtime.blogspot.co.uk/

    Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/wrongplacewrongtimebook

    Twitter: https://twitter.com/davepperlmutter

     

     

     

    WRONG PLACE WRONG TIME

    David P. Perlmutter

    A true story about being in the wrong place at the wrong time. Dave Perlmutter retells his true story about being wrongly imprisoned in Spain.

    Susan Wingate - Episode 2 - I'm a Prius

     

     

    Susan Wingate, an award-winning Amazon best-selling author joins Blondie and the Brit for a fun and informative interview. Susan shares the surprising results from publishing her award-winning novel, The Deer Effect. She also discusses her best social media and writing tips. Her recently released book, Tell Don't Show, is discussed along with tons of great writing tips.

     

    Website: http://www.susanwingate.com/

    Facebook: - https://www.facebook.com/authorsusanwingate

    Twitter: - https://twitter.com/susanwingate

     

    THE DEER EFFECT

    Susan Wingate 

    In THE DEER EFFECT, we see Hannah Demsey who is found dead near the body of a fawn on the side of the road. Rob, Hannah’s husband, sets out on a journey to find the killer. With his faith waning, all truths change when Rod comes face-to-face with the only person who can tell him how his wife really died.

     

    WINNER OF THREE BOOK AWARDS!

    Dyranda Jones - Episode 1 - Dyranda Disclosed

     

    Darynda Jones, a USA Today and New YorkTimes best-selling author, joins Blondie and the Brit for a dynamic interview where she shares the story of how she was discovered, and gives us a behind the scenes character development on the Charlie Davidson Series. She also candidly discloses how she plans to dip her toe into the world of Indie Authors.

     

    Website: http://www.daryndajones.com/

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    Twitter: https://twitter.com/darynda

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    Darynda Jones

    Charley Davidson has enough going on without having to worry about twelve hellhounds hot on her trail. She is, after all, incredibly pregnant and feeling like she could pop at any moment. But, just her luck, twelve deadly beasts from hell have chosen this time to escape onto our plane, and they’ve made Charley their target. Add to that the still unsolved murder of her father, the strange behavior of her husband, and Charley’s tendency to attract the, shall we say, undead, and she has her hands full… and Charley is about to get the surprise of her crazy, mixed-up, supernatural life!