In this episode of Conversations with Authors I meet British sci-fi author Sean Armstrong, a disabled British author writing under the name STL Armstrong. His first book, “The Green Girl and the Serum”, is the first in a series of six YA science fiction novels. We talk about the books, films and video games that gave Sean the inspiration for his series of superhero novels and Sean tells me about the sense of achievement he feels about becoming an author.
In this episode of Conversations with Authors I Beth Hildenbrand, the author of “Cain the Heretic Son” and “Heretic Faith”, which are the first two books in a dark horror fantasy trilogy, and two books of poetry. We talk about argumentative characters, writing as therapy and the importance of being part of a writing community, among other things.
In this episode of Conversations with Authors I meet Jim James, an entrepreneur who started his first company in Singapore at the age of 28 and has since opened offices in China, India and the UK. His first book, “The Unnoticed Entrepreneur” was curated from interviews for his public relations podcast “The UnNoticed Show”. We talk about tech tools for authors, book awards, merchandise and reader avatars, and Jim explains why writing a book is like running a marathon.
In this episode of Conversations with Authors I meet Lawrence Bradby, a British author living in Portugal who has collaborated on two very unusual books: “The Day of the Duck”, with artist Helen Stratford, and “How to Play with MK”, which Lawrence wrote jointly with his family. Among the topics we discuss are taking time out to find creative inspiration, book launch events and writers’ groups versus a trusted circle of supporters.
In this episode of Conversations with Authors I chat with Alanna Irving, author of “Abolish the Rose” which is published in April 2022. We talk about partnership publishing, social media and blog tours, and Alanna explains her reasons for writing.
In this episode of Conversations with Authors I welcome back Bobby Nash, an award-winning author with over 150 writing credits to his name. The focus of our chat is on marketing your book, including pre-promotion, local media and conventions, and we also talk about visiting real-life locations as inspiration for your novel.
In this episode of Conversations with Authors I meet Victoria Fulton and Faith McClaren, best friends and co-authors of the Young Adult novel “Horror Hotel”. We talk about the pros and cons of publishing contracts, pen names, writing in partnership and how to get past the blank page.
In this episode of Conversations with Authors I meet John Leister, a Canadian author with more than fifty books to his name. Our conversation covers everything from being fearless to KDP Print vs Draft2Digital to following your bliss. It takes a few interesting turns along the way – it includes mentions of death, suicidal thoughts and religion, so if any of those themes trigger you, you have been warned.
In this episode of Conversations with Authors I meet Anntricia Bray Smith, a professional mentor, speaker, entrepreneur and author. We talk about leaving a legacy through your books, explore what writing teaches us about ourselves, and discuss why every writer should have an Alison or an Anntricia in their life!
In this episode of Conversations with Authors I meet James Jenkins, a Suffolk-based writer of gritty noir fiction whose first novel, Parochial Pigs, came out in January 2022. During our conversation James explains how he went about finding a publisher and we talk about short stories, beta readers and how throwaway comments can change the whole course of your life…