WPC-109 - Rocketing Writer Success with Dave Chesson

WPC-109 - Rocketing Writer Success with Dave Chesson

Dave Chesson ... the 'Dude' at the heart of Kindlepreneur.com and KDP Rocket. Dave has made a career out of learning the ins and outs of KDP and sharing them with a growing and appreciative audience. In this week's Wordslinger Podcast, Dave shares his story and his tools for author success.


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WPC-108 - Trails of Memories with Angelique L'Amour

WPC-108 - Trails of Memories with Angelique L'Amour

Angelique L’Amour was born in Los Angeles Ca. The daughter of author, Louis L’Amour, she grew up in the household of a prolific writer where writing and storytelling were a way of life. In 1988 Angelique wrote and edited a volume of quotes from her father’s works. Published by Bantam Doubleday Dell in 1988, A Trail of Memories spent 16 weeks on the New York Times Bestseller List and was also a Publisher’s Weekly Bestseller for 1988. The book was the first quotation book derived from a single author to achieve these milestones.


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WPC-107 - Future Fiction with Paul Trinetti

WPC-107 - Future Fiction with Paul Trinetti

Paul A. Trinetti is the author of The Vexton Series – A Story of a Future America. Book 1- MANUFRACTURED (Iguana Books 2015), Book 2- MOON SHADE BLUFF (Iguana Books 2016) Book 3- THE PRESERVATION PLAN (Iguana Books 2017). A lifelong resident of Toronto, Paul is proud to have worked for his family’s business for nearly twenty-five years. His passion for writing came out of a love of music. As a young child, he became fascinated by the clever storytelling of The Beatles and later with the writing of other artists like Led Zeppelin, Pink Floyd, Yes, Rush, Bob Dylan, Peter Gabriel, and Lou Reed. In his spare time, Paul has recorded close to seventy original songs, including a four song soundtrack to accompany his Vexton book Series. Paul is also an avid sports fan. 


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WPC-106 - Designing a Life with Liza Drozdov

WPC-106 - Designing a Life with Liza Drozdov

Liza Drozdov was Executive Producer of Holmes Makes it Right, one of the highest-rated shows on HGTV and DIY. Having produced successful lifestyle television series with audiences of over 100 million viewers she knows the truth behind makeover television. She knows where the bodies are buried–and has buried a few herself. 


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WPC-105 - Writing SciFi and Fantasy with Maggie Hogarth

WPC-105 - Writing SciFi and Fantasy with Maggie Hogarth

Daughter of two Cuban political exiles, M.C.A. Hogarth was born a foreigner in the American melting pot and has had a fascination for the gaps in cultures and the bridges that span them ever since. She has been many things—web database architect, product manager, technical writer and massage therapist—but is currently a full-time parent, artist, writer and anthropologist to aliens, both human and otherwise. She's also in her second term as Vice President of SFWA (The Science Fiction and Fantasy Writers of America). 


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WPC-104 - Better eBook Marketing with Tom Corson-Knowles

WPC-104 - Better eBook Marketing with Tom Corson-Knowles

Tom Corson-Knowles is the international bestselling author of The Kindle Publishing Bible and 26 other books. He is also the founder of EBookPublishingSchool.com, a free self-publishing training course for authors, and TCK Publishing, an independent book publisher that specializes in publishing and marketing ebooks, print books and audiobooks online. 


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WPC-103 - Swapping Author Stories with Hank Garner

WPC-103 - Swapping Author Stories with Hank Garner

Hank Garner is the author of Bloom, Mulligan, The Witching Hour, Seventh Son of a Seventh Son, Writer's Block, and has contributed to several anthologies. He also hosts a weekly podcast called Author Stories where he interviews successful authors each week about writing and the creative process. 


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WPC-102 - The Portable Life with Kevin Tumlinson

WPC-102 - The Portable Life with Kevin Tumlinson

RV life has its ups and downs, and there can be times when even the most enthusiastic RVer wants to chuck in the towel. But the recent lifestyle change that Kevin and his wife, Kara, have embarked on are about more than just the place they call home—they're about changing the very nature of who they are. Join Kevin in this special Wordslinger Podcast episode, and pick up a few tips and tricks about the RV life.


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WPC-101 - Superheroic Fiction with Lucas Flint

WPC-101 - Superheroic Fiction with Lucas Flint

Lucas Flint (aka Timothy L. Cerepaka) writes fantasy novels under his real name and superhero novels under his Lucas Flint pen name. He has been writing and publishing books under his own press since June of 2014 and lives in Texas. 


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WPC-100 - The Existence of David Brin

WPC-100 - The Existence of David Brin

David Brin is a scientist, tech speaker/consultant, and  a bestselling and award-winning author.  His new novel about our survival in the near future is Existence. His 16 novels, including NY Times Bestsellers and Hugo Award winners, have been translated into more than twenty languages. 


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WPC-099 - Hybrid Publishing with Brooke Warner

WPC-099 - Hybrid Publishing with Brooke Warner

Brooke Warner is publisher of She Writes Press, president of Warner Coaching Inc., and author of Green-light Your Book, What's Your Book?, How to Sell Your Memoir, and the co-author of Breaking Ground on Your Memoir. Brooke’s expertise is in traditional and new publishing. She is the former Executive Editor of Seal Press and currently sits on the boards of the Independent Book Publishers Association, the Bay Area Book Festival, and the National Association of Memoir Writers.  She blogs actively on Huffington Post Books and SheWrites.com. She lives and works in Berkeley, California.


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WPC-098 - What Would Michael Bunker Do?

WPC-098 - What Would Michael Bunker Do?

Michael Bunker is a USA Today Bestselling author, off-gridder, husband, and father of four children. He lives with his family in a "plain" community in Central Texas, where he reads and writes books...and occasionally tilts at windmills. In November of 2015, Variety Magazine announced that Michael had sold a film/tv option for his bestselling novel Pennsylvania to Jorgensen Pictures. JP is currently developing Pennsylvania for production into a feature film or Television series.


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WPC-097 - Merging Entertainment and Technology with MCM Milligan

WPC-097 - Merging Entertainment and Technology with MCM Milligan

MCM is a screenwriter, author and programmer. He got his start in the free culture movement with the wildly successful internet fable "The Pig and the Box". He followed that up with the award-winning animated action series "RollBots", which aired on YTV and around the world. Since then, he has kept busy by launching experimental fiction projects like the live written novels "Typhoon" (written in 72 hours online), "The New Real" (48 hours at io9.com) and "The Archivists" (72 hours at "The Game Is Up" festival in Ghent, Belgium). He continues to write for a variety of preschool series (Disney Jr's "Justin Time", Sprout's "Terrific Trucks", TVO's "Shutterbugs", which he co-created- will be airing just after Labour Day), while still crafting genre-bending fiction series for grown-ups. He lives in Ottawa, Canada, with his wife and deeply embarrassed daughters.


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WPC-096 - You Must Write a Book with Honoree Corder

WPC-096 - You Must Write a Book with Honoree Corder

Honoré Corder is a bestselling author and executive business coach. She combines her business acumen and 12 years of self-publishing experience to provide structure, strategy, and accountability to individuals who want to elevate their platform and create multiple streams of income from publishing their own books. Honorée’s coaching and books provide real-world, time-tested strategies. She shares step-by-step advice in a straight-forward, no-nonsense fashion for use today, to get desired results as soon as tomorrow. 


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WPC-095 - A Girl Like Michelle Cox

WPC-095 - A Girl Like Michelle Cox

Michelle Cox holds a B.A. in English literature from Mundelein College, Chicago, and is the author of the award-winning, A Girl Like You, the first in the Henrietta and Inspector Howard series.  She is known for her wildly popular blog, “How to Get Your Book Published in 7,000 Easy Steps—A Practical Guide” as well as her charming “Novel Notes of Local Lore,” a blog dedicated to Chicago’s forgotten residents.  Michelle lives with her husband and three children in the Chicago suburbs. 


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WPC-094 - Industry Relationships with Rachel Sentes and Brian Wood

WPC-094 - Industry Relationships with Rachel Sentes and Brian Wood

Rachel Sentes is a professional writer and full-time publicist/CEO of gal-friday publicity, based in Vancouver, B.C. Her clients include actors, sports figures, publishers, top tier businesses and dog rescue associations. She specializes in building publicity platforms and garnering media bookings for authors, helping them negotiate their way through the ever-changing maze of the publishing world. Rachel has booked clients on CTV National, BNN,  CNN, The Seattle Times, Global, Shaw, City TV, Vice.com, Truthout Org, Huffington Post, The Toronto Star, The Globe and Mail, NewsTalk 1010, TSN, Bloomberg Radio and The Vancouver Sun, to name a few. Rachel helps authors who are planning to publish (or have just published), and need help with everything from deciding the right publishing path to getting your book into stores or on virtual shelves. 

 

Brian Wood- Brian Wood was born in 1970 and attended the University of Ottawa and the University of Toronto, receiving a Master’s degree in English in 1994 after putting his professors through hell. After graduating he moved to Vancouver where he worked for Coles and then Indigo. In 2006, he became a literary agent, representing such people as Bob McKenzie, Al Strachan, Brian Kilrea, and James Duthie. He married his publicist, Rachel Sentes, in July 2013. His first book of poems, Winter Walk, was published by Sakura Publishing in November, 2013. He has always worked in non-fiction and specializes in sports books ( they go well with a cigar and a good scotch). enjoys watching NFL games on TV, reading, writing, playing tennis, and music, and in roughly that order. Oh yes, and he has an agent website: Brian J Wood Literary Agent– so you can check that out as well. Occasionally he writes a blog or two on there. He also published a book of poetry- Winter Walk. 


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WPC-093 - RV Life on Their Terms with Joe and Kait Russo

WPC-093 - RV Life on Their Terms with Joe and Kait Russo

Joe and Kait Russo quit their jobs in 2015, sold their home, got rid of most of their possessions and struck out to live their dream – travel and work for themselves. 


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WPC-092 - Writing Your Own Stunts with John L Monk

WPC-092 - Writing Your Own Stunts with John L Monk

John L. Monk lives in Virginia, USA, with his wife, Dorothy. A writer with a degree in cultural anthropology, he boldly does the dishes, roots out evil wherever it lurks, and writes his own stunts.


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WPC-091 - Scifi Legend Larry Niven

WPC-091 - Scifi Legend Larry Niven

Larry Niven has written science fiction and fantasy for more than 52 years, and is the multiple Hugo and Nebula Award-winning author of the Ringworld series, along with many other science fiction masterpieces.


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WPC-090 - Rural Fantasy with Tex Thompson

WPC-090 - Rural Fantasy with Tex Thompson

Arianne "Tex" Thompson is home-grown Texas success story. After earning a bachelor’s degree in history and a master’s in literature, she channeled her passion for exciting, innovative, and inclusive fiction into the Children of the Drought – an internationally-published epic fantasy Western series from Solaris. Now a professional speaker and creative writing instructor at SMU, Tex is blazing a trail through writers conferences, workshops, and fan conventions around the country – as an endlessly energetic, relentlessly enthusiastic one-woman stampede. 


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