In this episode of Conversations with Authors I meet Paul Newton, a magician, mind reader and the author of “MentalTheft”. Paul started out providing entertainment at weddings and corporate events but now uses his skills to help people beat scammers. It’s a jam-packed conversation that includes crowdfunding, proofreading, content planning, branding, and how writing a book can make you an expert.
In this episode of Conversations with Authors I meet award-winning international speaker and bestselling author of five books including “The Masks We Wear”, Keith Blakemore-Noble. Keith tells me about the trials and tribulations of putting together collaborative projects and how he turned a business presentation into a book. We also talk about writing what you know, structuring your content and Star Wars!
In this episode of Conversations with Authors I meet Pascale Lutz, the author of two autobiographical books and a series of journals, diaries and angel cards. We talk about being your authentic self and following your intuition, and Pascale tells me how her first book led to another … and could lead to three more!
In this episode of Conversations with Authors I meet Angie Simmons, who is a qualified coach and mental wellness mentor, founder of The Growth Development Foundation and author of How Am I Feeling Today? which is a year-long undated journal that’s backed by neuroscience to help re-wire the brain. We talk baby steps, the quality of Amazon’s POD paperbacks, and using your own life experience to help other people.
In this episode of Conversations with Authors I meet my youngest ever guest, Anika Goyal. Aged just 13, Anika is an author and podcaster and her first book Mixed Bowl of Stories was published when she was only 11! In our conversation we talk vision boards, publishing agents, planning, beta readers and why authors need to keep reading!
In this episode of Conversations with Authors I meet David M Somerfleck. David is a digital marketing specialist with over 20 years’ experience working for marketing agencies. He is also a podcaster and the author of “The Road to Digital Marketing Profits”. In our conversation we talk about business FAQs, the saviour complex and why you should never proofread your own writing.
In this episode of Conversations with Authors I meet Susan J Walklate. Susan home educated her son, Simon, and writes about her experience, and the experiences of four other home-educating families, in her book Radical Home Education. We talk about how writing about life experiences can be cathartic, how to choose the trim size of your book and the effects of the pandemic on home education.
In this episode of Conversations with Authors I meet Dr Rebekah Louisa Smith. Since 2009 Rebekah has worked in the film industry where she has positioned herself as The Film Festival Doctor. Her first book “Born to Do It”, aimed at entrepreneurs wanting to start and grow niche businesses, came out in October 2020. We talk about how everyone has a book in them and why you need to self-publish the right way.
In this episode of Conversations with Authors I meet B. P. Shields. Brendan has been writing for pleasure all his life but it took a trip to China to inspire him to write his first book – in fact three books – the Rise of the Three Kingdoms trilogy, which is a modern retelling of the 16th century Chinese classic Romance of the Three Kingdoms. In our conversation Brendan shares some tips for dealing with writer’s block and overcoming self-doubt and talks me through his editing process.
In this episode of Conversations with Authors I meet Angela Atkinson, an author turned blogger and lover of all things Swindonian! Angela is the author of four books based on Swindon buildings and history, and in our conversation we discuss publishers and their marketing strategies – or lack of – and why it’s a good idea to be friends with your local branch of Waterstones!