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  • Since creating Chanticleer Book Reviews in 2010, Kiffer Brown has provided thousands of authors with the exceptional reviews integral to the success of any book. Her services include editorial reviews, manuscript reviews, and peer reviews, which help writers structure their story, earn community appraisal, and expand sales on Amazon. Kiffer has worked in book marketing for over a decade and is involved in a plethora of local and national writing groups, hosts several writing conferences and book conventions, and has connections with authors around the world. To have Kiffer review your book or manuscript, visit chantireviews.com/services.


    From WritersWin.com:

    Media scout for literary agents, publishing houses,  movie producers, and industry professionals, along with folks seeking a good read, Kiffer Brown is known for her instinct of picking winners. Reader Extraordinaire, she reads thousands of works a year searching for today’s sparkling gems that will become tomorrow’s best sellers. She truly loves what she does and her passion shows.Kiffer is also the founder ofChanticleer Book Reviews & Media. CBRM Discovers Today’s Best Books with Editorial Reviews and International Writing Competitions. In addition to running a professional editorial review service,  she is the president of Whatcom Writers and Publishers, Salish Sea League of Writers board member, Upstart Crows Writers Assoc. founder, and member of Western Washington University’s publishing curriculum’s advisory board. She presents at numerous writers conferences and book conventions.


     

     

    Whether you’re traditionally published or indie, writing a good book is only the first step in becoming a successful author. The days of just turning a manuscript into your editor and walking away are gone. If you want to succeed in today’s publishing world, you need to understand every aspect of the business - editing, formatting, marketing, contracts. It all starts with a good book, then the real work begins.

     

    Join international bestselling author J.D. Barker and indie powerhouses, J. Thorn and Zach Bohannon, as they gain unique insight and valuable advice from the most prolific and accomplished authors in the business.

    In this episode, you’ll discover:How Chanticleer was createdWhy a good review will make or break your bookThe importance of gaining appraisal from fellow authorsThe difference between editorial, manuscript, peer, and consumer reviewsThe biggest mistake most authors make during the review processLinks:

    J. D. Barker - http://jdbarker.com/


    J. Thorn - https://theauthorlife.com/


    Kiffer Brown - https://writerswin.com/kiffer-brown/


    Chanticleer Book Reviews & Media - https://www.chantireviews.com/services/


    Music by Nicorus - https://cctrax.com/nicorus/dust-to-dust-ep 


    Voice Over by Rick Ganley - http://www.nhpr.com and recorded at Mill Pond Studio - http://www.millpondstudio.com


    Contact - https://writersinkpodcast.com/contact/ 


    “Muggable” quote by Harley Christensen - https://www.mischievousmalamute.com/


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  • Tom Holbrook has been keeping bookstores alive since 2002, when he opened RiverRun Bookstore in Portsmouth, New Hampshire. By showcasing a variety of indie books, helping aspiring writers edit and sell their work, and hosting book signings and other events for smaller authors, Tom has made a healthy impact on his local indie scene and has kept the spirit of physical books alive in a world that is becoming increasingly virtual. Over nearly two decades of owning a bookstore, he has also written a few books of his own and has helped local indie authors publish many more. Fortunately, RiverRun has stood strong through the pandemic, a historically tough time for small businesses, and remains a staple of Portsmouth.


     

    Whether you’re traditionally published or indie, writing a good book is only the first step in becoming a successful author. The days of just turning a manuscript into your editor and walking away are gone. If you want to succeed in today’s publishing world, you need to understand every aspect of the business - editing, formatting, marketing, contracts. It all starts with a good book, then the real work begins.

     

    Join international bestselling author J.D. Barker and indie powerhouse, J. Thorn, as they gain unique insight and valuable advice from the most prolific and accomplished authors in the business.

    In this episode, you’ll discover:How Tom created RiverRunWhy audiobooks aren’t as profitable for bookstoresWhy bookstores need to have “extras”The importance of assisting local indie authorsHow COVID has affected indie stores and writersLinks:

    J. D. Barker - http://jdbarker.com/


    J. Thorn - https://theauthorlife.com/


    Tom Holbrook - riverrunbookstore@gmail.com


    RiverRun Bookstore - https://riverrunbookstore.com/


    Music by Nicorus - https://cctrax.com/nicorus/dust-to-dust-ep 


    Voice Over by Rick Ganley - http://www.nhpr.com and recorded at Mill Pond Studio - http://www.millpondstudio.com


    Contact - https://writersinkpodcast.com/contact/ 


    “Muggable” quote by Harley Christensen - https://www.mischievousmalamute.com/


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  • Former cop Patrick O’Donnell is dedicated to helping writers accurately depict local PD in their books and novels. In his informational series, Cops and Writers: From The Academy to The Street, Patrick teaches authors about the fundamentals of a crime scene, the departmental ranking system, and a variety of small but important details for making your cops come to life. O’Donnell recently retired after serving in Chicago and Wisconsin for twenty-five years and is now focusing on building his website, copsandwriters.com, and continuing to grow his aforementioned series. To join his Facebook group, an awesome online resource with accomplished authors and other former cops answering the genre’s biggest questions, follow the link below.


    From CopsandWriters.com:

    Looking to add an authentic edge to your crime fiction? Ride along with me, a real-life sergeant to give your story the accuracy your readers crave. My name is Patrick O’Donnell, and I’ve been with a large metropolitan police department for the last twenty-four years, seventeen of those as a street sergeant. That means I’ve been a supervisor on the street for the bulk of my career. The city I work in has a population of about 600,000 people who are policed by about 1,800 sworn members, give or take a few hundred. I’m also an author of fiction and non-fiction books. I do understand the unique author point of view and can see through your writer's eyes. Ride along with me, Sergeant O'Donnell for the law enforcement details that will give your story street cred.


     

    Whether you’re traditionally published or indie, writing a good book is only the first step in becoming a successful author. The days of just turning a manuscript into your editor and walking away are gone. If you want to succeed in today’s publishing world, you need to understand every aspect of the business - editing, formatting, marketing, contracts. It all starts with a good book, then the real work begins.

     

    Join international bestselling author J.D. Barker and indie powerhouse, J. Thorn, as they gain unique insight and valuable advice from the most prolific and accomplished authors in the business.

    In this episode, you’ll discover:How O’Donnell became a copHis craziest true crime storiesWhat authors get wrong about copsThe differences between the PD and PIsThe various ranks of a police departmentLinks:

    J. D. Barker - http://jdbarker.com/


    J. Thorn - https://theauthorlife.com/


    Patrick O’Donnell - https://www.copsandwriters.com/


    Cops and Writers: From The Academy to The Street by Patrick O’Donnell - https://mybook.to/copsandwriters


    Cops and Writers Facebook Group - https://www.facebook.com/groups/copsandwriters/


    Music by Nicorus - https://cctrax.com/nicorus/dust-to-dust-ep 


    Voice Over by Rick Ganley - http://www.nhpr.com and recorded at Mill Pond Studio - http://www.millpondstudio.com


    Contact - https://writersinkpodcast.com/contact/ 


    “Muggable” quote by Harley Christensen - https://www.mischievousmalamute.com/


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  • Betsy Glick can help you write the perfect crime novel. Through an accessible and free author program, Betsy and her team work to provide authors with declassified info, public documents, connections to local offices, and interviews with retired agents in an effort to craft the most accurate stories possible. Glick works in the Office of Public Affairs and has been with the FBI for over fifteen years. In addition to helping writers, her office works with hundreds of TV and movie producers every year and has aided in the production of Quantico, Mindhunter, and many more shows and films. Their latest documentary project, The FBI Declassified, premieres this month. If you’re interested in bringing your next book to Betsy and her office, contact her via email.


    From Personal Bio:

    Glick works with screenwriters, authors, producers and other media associated with television programs, documentaries, made-for-TV movies, books, motion pictures and special projects, to help foster authenticity about the FBI. She recently organized a “Writing G-Man Stories Rooted in Reality” workshop for novelists attending the International Thriller Writers annual gathering in Manhattan. The FBI public service announcements she created for Internet Crime, Child ID App, Active Shooter, and the Most Wanted program with CBS have reached 130 million+ viewers since 2018, according to Nielsen.


     

    Whether you’re traditionally published or indie, writing a good book is only the first step in becoming a successful author. The days of just turning a manuscript into your editor and walking away are gone. If you want to succeed in today’s publishing world, you need to understand every aspect of the business - editing, formatting, marketing, contracts. It all starts with a good book, then the real work begins.

     

    Join international bestselling author J.D. Barker and indie powerhouse, J. Thorn, as they gain unique insight and valuable advice from the most prolific and accomplished authors in the business.

    In this episode, you’ll discover:Betsy’s funniest FBI momentHow you can contact her officeWhat makes a crime novel accurateThe common FBI myths that every crime writer should knowWhy truth is sometimes stranger than fictionLinks:

    J. D. Barker - http://jdbarker.com/


    J. Thorn - https://theauthorlife.com/


    Betsy Glick - https://www.linkedin.com/in/petsketcherandmediafetcher 


    FBI page for writers - https://www.fbi.gov/portrayals 


    The FBI Declassified Teaser - https://www.cbsnews.com/video/news-series-the-fbi-declassified/


    Music by Nicorus - https://cctrax.com/nicorus/dust-to-dust-ep 


    Voice Over by Rick Ganley - http://www.nhpr.com and recorded at Mill Pond Studio - http://www.millpondstudio.com


    Contact - https://writersinkpodcast.com/contact/ 


    “Muggable” quote by Harley Christensen - https://www.mischievousmalamute.com/


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  • Bestselling author Tosca Lee has taken full advantage of the co-writing process. Through writing with various partners, she’s proven that co-writing is a great way to expand your readership, revitalize your voice, and learn key new skills, and that it is an essential challenge for all successful authors to conquer. Tosca has published a diverse set of thriller and historical novels and is well-known for The Line Between, The House of Bathory duology, and the Books of Mortals series, which she co-wrote with fellow bestseller Ted Dekker. Her sequel to The Line Between, A Single Light, is available now.


    From Amazon.com:

    Tosca Lee is the award-winning, New York Times bestselling author of eleven novels including A SINGLE LIGHT, THE LINE BETWEEN, THE PROGENY, THE LEGEND OF SHEBA, ISCARIOT, and the Books of Mortals series with New York Times bestseller Ted Dekker. Her work has been translated into seventeen languages and been optioned for TV and film. A notorious night-owl, she loves movies, playing football with her kids, and sending cheesy texts to her husband.

     

    Whether you’re traditionally published or indie, writing a good book is only the first step in becoming a successful author. The days of just turning a manuscript into your editor and walking away are gone. If you want to succeed in today’s publishing world, you need to understand every aspect of the business - editing, formatting, marketing, contracts. It all starts with a good book, then the real work begins.

     

    Join international bestselling author J.D. Barker and indie powerhouse, J. Thorn, as they gain unique insight and valuable advice from the most prolific and accomplished authors in the business.

    In this episode, you’ll discover:How Tosca met Ted DekkerHelpful tips for finding a co-writerWhy historical writers need to research extensivelyWhy you should be active in reading groupsHow speaking engagements can boost your readershipLinks:

    J. D. Barker - http://jdbarker.com/


    J. Thorn - https://theauthorlife.com/


    Tosca Lee - https://toscalee.com/


    The Line Between by Tosca Lee - https://mybook.to/linebetween


    A Single Light by Tosca Lee - https://mybook.to/singlelight


    Forbidden (Books of Mortals Book 1) by Tosca Lee and Ted Dekker - https://mybook.to/forbiddenbook


    Music by Nicorus - https://cctrax.com/nicorus/dust-to-dust-ep 


    Voice Over by Rick Ganley - http://www.nhpr.com and recorded at Mill Pond Studio - http://www.millpondstudio.com


    Contact - https://writersinkpodcast.com/contact/ 


    “Muggable” quote by Harley Christensen - https://www.mischievousmalamute.com/


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  • Jessica Brody knows what it means to be more than just an author. From hosting writing workshops at high schools around America and creating the Writing Mastery Academy to adapting Blake Snyder’s screenwriting guide for novelists, she has maximized her potential as an Authorpreneur and stands out as an engaged and helpful member of the writing community. Jessica is well-known for her massively acclaimed Save the Cat! Writes a Novel: The Last Book on Novel Writing You’ll Ever Need and her popular young adult series, System Divine. Her latest release, Between Burning Worlds, is available now.


    From Amazon.com:

    Jessica Brody is the author of more than 20 books for teens, tweens, and adults including Sky Without Stars, Between Burning Worlds, The Chaos of Standing Still, Better You Than Me, A Week of Mondays, 52 Reasons to Hate My Father, and the Unremembered trilogy. She's also the author of the Descendants: School of Secrets series, based on the hit Disney Channel original movie, Descendants, as well as the #1 bestselling novel-plotting guide, Save the Cat! Writes a Novel. Her books have been translated and published in over 23 countries and several have been optioned for film and television. She lives with her husband and three dogs near Portland, OR.

     

    Whether you’re traditionally published or indie, writing a good book is only the first step in becoming a successful author. The days of just turning a manuscript into your editor and walking away are gone. If you want to succeed in today’s publishing world, you need to understand every aspect of the business - editing, formatting, marketing, contracts. It all starts with a good book, then the real work begins.

     

    Join international bestselling author J.D. Barker and indie powerhouse, J. Thorn, as they gain unique insight and valuable advice from the most prolific and accomplished authors in the business.

    In this episode, you’ll discover:How Jessica started speaking in schoolsHow to find success by writing-for-hireThe importance of a solid daily routineThe importance of structure to every storyWhy to prioritize what’s most important to youLinks:

    J. D. Barker - http://jdbarker.com/


    J. Thorn - https://theauthorlife.com/


    Jessica Brody - https://www.jessicabrody.com/


    Writing Mastery Academy - https://www.jessicabrody.com/online-writing-courses/


    Save the Cat! Writes a Novel by Jessica Brody - http://mybook.to/SaveTheCatWrites


    Between Burning Worlds by Jessica Brody - http://mybook.to/BetweenBurningWorlds


    Music by Nicorus - https://cctrax.com/nicorus/dust-to-dust-ep 


    Voice Over by Rick Ganley - http://www.nhpr.com and recorded at Mill Pond Studio - http://www.millpondstudio.com


    Contact - https://writersinkpodcast.com/contact/ 


    “Muggable” quote by Harley Christensen - https://www.mischievousmalamute.com/


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  • Bestseller T.W. Piperbrook knew little of writing on day one; coming from a corporate job, he had few connections in the industry and no idea how to market himself or adapt to his new lifestyle. Regardless, fueled by a childhood dream of becoming an author, he eventually gained a solid foothold in the indie market and learned many helpful tips along the way. T.W. is well-known for his post-apocalyptic Outage and The Ruins series, both of which showcase his unique dystopian style. Piperbrook’s latest release, Better Guns and Gardens: 12 Post-Apocalyptic and Horror Tales, is available now.


    From Amazon.com:

    T.W. Piperbrook lives in Connecticut with his wife, his son, and a Shih Tzu named Remy. He is the author of the CONTAMINATION series, the OUTAGE series, and co-author of THE LAST SURVIVORS, as well as the author of THE RUINS. In his former lives, he has worked as a claims adjuster, a touring musician, and a business systems analyst for a Fortune 500 company.

     

    Whether you’re traditionally published or indie, writing a good book is only the first step in becoming a successful author. The days of just turning a manuscript into your editor and walking away are gone. If you want to succeed in today’s publishing world, you need to understand every aspect of the business - editing, formatting, marketing, contracts. It all starts with a good book, then the real work begins.

     

    Join international bestselling author J.D. Barker and indie powerhouse, J. Thorn, as they gain unique insight and valuable advice from the most prolific and accomplished authors in the business.

    In this episode, you’ll discover:The importance of faith to a new authorWhy every author needs a support systemHow to decide which book/series to advertiseHow audiobooks can expand your accessibilityHow to maintain the writing mindsetLinks:

    J. D. Barker - http://jdbarker.com/


    J. Thorn - https://theauthorlife.com/


    T.W. Piperbrook - https://www.facebook.com/twpiperbrook/


    Outage by T.W. Piperbrook - http://mybook.to/Outage


    The Ruins by T.W. Piperbrook - http://mybook.to/TheRuins


    Better Guns and Gardens by T.W. Piperbrook - http://mybook.to/BetterGunsGardens


    Music by Nicorus - https://cctrax.com/nicorus/dust-to-dust-ep 


    Voice Over by Rick Ganley - http://www.nhpr.com and recorded at Mill Pond Studio - http://www.millpondstudio.com


    Contact - https://writersinkpodcast.com/contact/ 


    “Muggable” quote by Harley Christensen - https://www.mischievousmalamute.com/


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  • Adam Croft can write a killer hook. By crafting taglines that ask shocking, morality-challenging questions or demand the empathy of the reader, he is able to easily and effectively draw people to his books. Adam is a wildly successful independent author with over two million books sold worldwide. He took over the market in 2015 with his bestselling psychological thriller, Her Last Tomorrow, and again in 2017 with Only the Truth, which held the title of bestselling book in the world at the time. Croft’s upcoming release, On Borrowed Time, will be available this month.


    From Amazon.com:

    Adam Croft is one of the world's biggest-selling authors of crime fiction and gripping psychological thrillers. His books are known for their quick pace, thrilling plots and believable characters, and have sold in more than 120 countries around the world. His books have topped the Amazon storewide chart seven times, and in February 2017 Amazon's overall Author Rankings placed Adam as the most widely read author in the world, with J.K. Rowling in second place.

     

    Whether you’re traditionally published or indie, writing a good book is only the first step in becoming a successful author. The days of just turning a manuscript into your editor and walking away are gone. If you want to succeed in today’s publishing world, you need to understand every aspect of the business - editing, formatting, marketing, contracts. It all starts with a good book, then the real work begins.

     

    Join international bestselling author J.D. Barker and indie powerhouse, J. Thorn, as they gain unique insight and valuable advice from the most prolific and accomplished authors in the business.

    In this episode, you’ll discover:The elements of a killer taglineHow to develop and maintain your readerbaseThe importance of a mailing listThe importance of tracking sales data and trendsThe pros and cons of starting a podcastLinks:

    J. D. Barker - http://jdbarker.com/


    J. Thorn - https://theauthorlife.com/


    Adam Croft - https://www.adamcroft.net/


    Her Last Tomorrow by Adam Croft - https://www.amazon.com/gp/product/B018ZCAI10/ref=dbs_a_def_rwt_hsch_vapi_tkin_p1_i8


    Only the Truth by Adam Croft - https://www.amazon.com/gp/product/B07DRRX6ZB/ref=dbs_a_def_rwt_hsch_vapi_tkin_p2_i2


    On Borrowed Time by Adam Croft - https://www.amazon.com/gp/product/B08CVF78FW/ref=dbs_a_def_rwt_hsch_vapi_tkin_p1_i1


    Music by Nicorus - https://cctrax.com/nicorus/dust-to-dust-ep 


    Voice Over by Rick Ganley - http://www.nhpr.com and recorded at Mill Pond Studio - http://www.millpondstudio.com


    Contact - https://writersinkpodcast.com/contact/ 


    “Muggable” quote by Harley Christensen - https://www.mischievousmalamute.com/


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  • Joe Hart knows how to market himself as an author. Armed with a drive to develop new connections, an acute attention to the importance of book covers and advertisements, and a watchful eye over new trends, he is able to sustain a successful brand while easily adapting to the ever-changing publishing market. Joe is a bestselling author of eleven novels and is well-known for The Last Girl and The River is Dark, two staples of his thrilling writing style. Hart’s latest release, I’ll Bring You Back, is available now.


    From Amazon.com:

    Joe Hart is the Wall Street Journal bestselling author of eleven novels that include The River Is Dark, Obscura, and The Last Girl. When not writing, he enjoys reading, exercising, exploring the great outdoors, and watching movies with his family. For more information on his upcoming novels and access to his blog, visit www.joehartbooks.com.

     

     

    Whether you’re traditionally published or indie, writing a good book is only the first step in becoming a successful author. The days of just turning a manuscript into your editor and walking away are gone. If you want to succeed in today’s publishing world, you need to understand every aspect of the business - editing, formatting, marketing, contracts. It all starts with a good book, then the real work begins.

     

    Join international bestselling author J.D. Barker and indie powerhouse, J. Thorn, as they gain unique insight and valuable advice from the most prolific and accomplished authors in the business.

    In this episode, you’ll discover:The process of becoming a new writerHow to develop connections with other authorsHow to find and connect with new readersHow to balance a day job with writingThe importance of noticing trendsLinks:

    J. D. Barker - http://jdbarker.com/


    J. Thorn - https://theauthorlife.com/


    Joe Hart - http://www.joehartbooks.com/


    The Last Girl by Joe Hart - https://www.amazon.com/gp/product/B011UNEZN8/ref=dbs_a_def_rwt_hsch_vapi_tkin_p1_i0


    The River is Dark by Joe Hart - https://www.amazon.com/gp/product/B00K2EOONS/ref=dbs_a_def_rwt_hsch_vapi_tkin_p1_i3


    I’ll Bring You Back by Joe Hart & Richard Brown - https://www.amazon.com/gp/product/B083H3SDQT/ref=dbs_a_def_rwt_hsch_vapi_tkin_p1_i0


    Music by Nicorus - https://cctrax.com/nicorus/dust-to-dust-ep 


    Voice Over by Rick Ganley - http://www.nhpr.com and recorded at Mill Pond Studio - http://www.millpondstudio.com


    Contact - https://writersinkpodcast.com/contact/ 


    “Muggable” quote by Harley Christensen - https://www.mischievousmalamute.com/


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  • Heather Graham lives to immerse herself in her stories. Whether she is speaking to former FBI agents, searching for small town legends, or taking part in a seance, she uses her encounters to intricately build and understand her characters and storylines. Heather is a long-time bestselling author with over 200 books published and over 600 million sales worldwide. She writes anything from historical fiction to romance to paranormal thrillers and is well known for her extensive Krewe of Hunters series and for hosting the yearly Vampire Ball at the RT Convention. Graham’s upcoming release, Dreaming Death, will be available next month.


    From Amazon.com:

    New York Times and USA Today bestselling author, Heather Graham, majored in theater arts at the University of South Florida. After a stint of several years in dinner theater, back-up vocals, and bartending, she stayed home after the birth of her third child and began to write. Her first book was with Dell, and since then, she has written over two hundred novels and novellas including category, suspense, historical romance, vampire fiction, time travel, occult and Christmas family fare.

     

     

    Whether you’re traditionally published or indie, writing a good book is only the first step in becoming a successful author. The days of just turning a manuscript into your editor and walking away are gone. If you want to succeed in today’s publishing world, you need to understand every aspect of the business - editing, formatting, marketing, contracts. It all starts with a good book, then the real work begins.

     

    Join international bestselling author J.D. Barker and indie powerhouse, J. Thorn, as they gain unique insight and valuable advice from the most prolific and accomplished authors in the business.

    In this episode, you’ll discover:The history of the Vampire BallThe key differences between writing historical vs. contemporary fictionThe benefits of writing with kidsWhy Heather’s writing is so diverseHeather’s writing scheduleLinks:

    J. D. Barker - http://jdbarker.com/


    J. Thorn - https://theauthorlife.com/


    Heather Graham - https://www.theoriginalheathergraham.com/


    Dreaming Death by Heather Graham - https://books2read.com/DreamingDeath


    Phantom Evil (Krewe of Hunters Book 1) by Heather Graham - https://books2read.com/PhantomEvil


    Music by Nicorus - https://cctrax.com/nicorus/dust-to-dust-ep 


    Voice Over by Rick Ganley - http://www.nhpr.com and recorded at Mill Pond Studio - http://www.millpondstudio.com


    Contact - https://writersinkpodcast.com/contact/ 


    “Muggable” quote by Harley Christensen - https://www.mischievousmalamute.com/


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  • Tess Gerritsen uses the benefits of drafting on paper to her advantage. By handwriting first drafts and only using technology to print out digital versions, she allows her writing to be flawed, catches these mistakes early, and ends up with final drafts that are polished. Tess is an internationally bestselling author who is well known for writing the medical thriller Harvest and the Rizzoli & Isles series, the latter of which inspired a TV series of the same name. She is also the proud co-creator of Magnificent Beast, a documentary that chases the ancient origins of the pork taboo. Gerritsen’s upcoming murder mystery, Choose Me, will be available next year.


    From Amazon.com:

    Tess's first medical thriller, Harvest, was released in hardcover in 1996, and it marked her debut on the New York Times bestseller list. Her suspense novels since then have been: Life Support (1997), Bloodstream (1998), Gravity (1999), The Surgeon (2001), The Apprentice (2002), The Sinner (2003), Body Double (2004), Vanish (2005), The Mephisto Club (2006), The Bone Garden (2007), The Keepsake (2008; UK title: Keeping the Dead), Ice Cold (2010; UK title: The Killing Place), The Silent Girl (2011), Last To Die (2012), Die Again (2014), Playing With Fire (2015), and I Know A Secret (2017). Her books have been published in forty countries, and more than 30 million copies have been sold around the world.

     

     

    Whether you’re traditionally published or indie, writing a good book is only the first step in becoming a successful author. The days of just turning a manuscript into your editor and walking away are gone. If you want to succeed in today’s publishing world, you need to understand every aspect of the business - editing, formatting, marketing, contracts. It all starts with a good book, then the real work begins.

     

    Join international bestselling author J.D. Barker and indie powerhouse, J. Thorn, as they gain unique insight and valuable advice from the most prolific and accomplished authors in the business.

    In this episode, you’ll discover:Why handwriting a first draft works so wellWhy you should still print out later draftsWhen to write for yourself vs. your audienceThe pros and cons of writing scripts vs. booksThe unsure future of the publishing industryLinks:

    J. D. Barker - http://jdbarker.com/


    J. Thorn - https://theauthorlife.com/


    Dumpster Tears - https://writersinkpodcast.com/wp-content/uploads/dumpster.jpg 


    KENP Read for KU Royalty Calculator - https://publishwide.com/kenp-royalty-calculator/ 


    Tess Gerritsen - https://www.tessgerritsen.com/


    Harvest by Tess Gerritsen - https://books2read.com/HarvestBook


    The Surgeon (Rizzoli & Isles Book 1) by Tess Gerritsen - https://books2read.com/TheSurgeon


    Magnificent Beast - https://www.magnificentbeastmovie.com/


    Music by Nicorus - https://cctrax.com/nicorus/dust-to-dust-ep 


    Voice Over by Rick Ganley - http://www.nhpr.com and recorded at Mill Pond Studio - http://www.millpondstudio.com


    Contact - https://writersinkpodcast.com/contact/ 


    “Muggable” quote by Harley Christensen - https://www.mischievousmalamute.com/


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  • International thriller author KJ Howe has mastered the art of writing fresh and believable fiction. Armed with an extensive knowledge of her subject matter and a commitment to shedding light on underrepresented character traits, she is able to write novels that feel impressively accurate and relatable. KJ is well known for her Freedom Broker series, which follows the elite hostage negotiator Thea Paris as she takes on the world’s most dangerous kidnapping cases. She is also the Interim Executive Director of the International Thriller Writers organization and has previously been the Executive Director of ThrillerFest. Howe’s most recent publication, Skyjack, is available now.


    From KJHowe.com:

    While honing her fiction skills, KJ worked as a medical, health, and fitness writer. She then became involved with the International Thriller Writers as the Executive Director of ThrillerFest, the organization’s annual conference held every July in New York City. In preparation for writing THE FREEDOM BROKER series, which focuses on elite kidnap negotiator Thea Paris, KJ spent extensive time researching the dark world of kidnapping. She has interviewed former hostages, negotiators, hostage reintegration experts, special forces operatives, and K&R insurance executives.

     

     

    Whether you’re traditionally published or indie, writing a good book is only the first step in becoming a successful author. The days of just turning a manuscript into your editor and walking away are gone. If you want to succeed in today’s publishing world, you need to understand every aspect of the business - editing, formatting, marketing, contracts. It all starts with a good book, then the real work begins.

     

    Join international bestselling author J.D. Barker and indie powerhouse, J. Thorn, as they gain unique insight and valuable advice from the most prolific and accomplished authors in the business.

    In this episode, you’ll discover:How to write something fresh and novelThe importance of accuracy and believabilityWhy you need to learn from authors in other genresHow to work out plot issuesHow to craft relatable charactersWhy non-fiction elements are still important in when writing fictionLinks:

    J. D. Barker - http://jdbarker.com/


    J. Thorn - https://theauthorlife.com/


    The Career Author Summit 2021 - https://thecareerauthor.com/summit2021/ 


    KJ Howe - http://www.kjhowe.com/


    The Freedom Broker by KJ Howe - https://books2read.com/TheFreedomBroker


    Skyjack by KJ Howe - https://books2read.com/Skyjack


    Music by Nicorus - https://cctrax.com/nicorus/dust-to-dust-ep 


    Voice Over by Rick Ganley - http://www.nhpr.com and recorded at Mill Pond Studio - http://www.millpondstudio.com


    Contact - https://writersinkpodcast.com/contact/ 


    “Muggable” quote by Harley Christensen - https://www.mischievousmalamute.com/


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  • Jim Kukral is no stranger to the authorpreneurial mindset. For decades, he repeatedly struggled to create a stand-out book or brand, and the pressure to become a self-sustaining writer only increased when children and a mortgage were thrown into the mix. Regardless, through his unerring drive and determination for success, he eventually found the foothold he deserved. Jim is a non-fiction author, entrepreneur, and online marketing expert. He is well-known for his inspirational life guide, Your Journey To Becoming Unskippable, and for his talent as a keynote speaker. Kukral’s latest publication, The Unskippable Handbook For Dealing with Jerks, Idiots, and Terrible People, is available now.


    From Amazon.com:

    Jim Kukral delivers insightful and entertaining content to growth-oriented organizations on attention-getting marketing, creative branding and understanding how customers think, react and most importantly, buy. With a passion for speaking and teaching, Jim travels around the world to teach brands and business owners on how they can apply his UNSKIPPABLE method to their marketing and brand mission to generate positive ROI-based outcomes and purposely attract lifetime customers.

     

    Whether you’re traditionally published or indie, writing a good book is only the first step in becoming a successful author. The days of just turning a manuscript into your editor and walking away are gone. If you want to succeed in today’s publishing world, you need to understand every aspect of the business - editing, formatting, marketing, contracts. It all starts with a good book, then the real work begins.

     

    Join international bestselling author J.D. Barker and indie powerhouse, J. Thorn, as they gain unique insight and valuable advice from the most prolific and accomplished authors in the business.

    In this episode, you’ll discover:What sparks a mindset shiftHow to get out of a dark periodHow to take the first step into self-employementThe importance of creating a brandHow to write to marketLinks:

    J. D. Barker - http://jdbarker.com/


    J. Thorn - https://theauthorlife.com/


    The Career Author Summit 2021 - https://thecareerauthor.com/summit2021/ 


    Jim Kukral - https://www.jimkukral.com/


    Your Journey to Becoming Unskippable by Jim Kukral - https://books2read.com/BecomingUnskippable


    The Unskippable Handbook For Dealing with Jerks, Idiots, and Terrible People by Jim Kukral - https://books2read.com/UnskippableHandbook


    Music by Nicorus - https://cctrax.com/nicorus/dust-to-dust-ep 


    Voice Over by Rick Ganley - http://www.nhpr.com and recorded at Mill Pond Studio - http://www.millpondstudio.com


    Contact - https://writersinkpodcast.com/contact/ 


    “Muggable” quote by Harley Christensen - https://www.mischievousmalamute.com/


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  • Dierk Demers knows the secrets to optimizing and automating Amazon ads using Prestozon. By developing a software to automatically schedule and create ads, provide useful analytics, and update keywords in real-time, he has helped authors around the world successfully capture new readers while leaving the stress of manual advertising behind. Dierk has thrived in the e-commerce industry for years, managing information and designing software for various companies. To learn more about Demers and Prestozon, visit prestozon.com.


    From LinkedIn.com:

    As the Head of Ad Strategy and Partner Support at Prestozon, I help Amazon Advertising Account Managers of all experience levels get the most out of their PPC budgets. I have been designing unique e-commerce strategies across multiple industries for almost a decade and I use that experience to help design curated PPC initiatives using one of the most sophisticated advertising management tools on the market.

     

    Whether you’re traditionally published or indie, writing a good book is only the first step in becoming a successful author. The days of just turning a manuscript into your editor and walking away are gone. If you want to succeed in today’s publishing world, you need to understand every aspect of the business - editing, formatting, marketing, contracts. It all starts with a good book, then the real work begins.

     

    Join international bestselling author J.D. Barker and indie powerhouse, J. Thorn, as they gain unique insight and valuable advice from the most prolific and accomplished authors in the business.

    In this episode, you’ll discover:Why Amazon ads are so tough to maintainHow Prestozon’s algorithms functionHow Prestozon introduces brand-new authors to advertisingThe importance of balancing automated ads with manual adsHow authors can help improve PrestozonLinks:

    J. D. Barker - http://jdbarker.com/


    J. Thorn - https://theauthorlife.com/


    Dierk Demers - https://www.linkedin.com/in/dierk-demers-09308b52/


    Prestozon free 30-day trial - https://app.prestozon.com/sign-up?via=j 


    Dten Zoom Device - https://dten.com/ 


    The Career Author Summit 2021 - https://thecareerauthor.com/summit2021/ 


    Music by Nicorus - https://cctrax.com/nicorus/dust-to-dust-ep 


    Voice Over by Rick Ganley - http://www.nhpr.com and recorded at Mill Pond Studio - http://www.millpondstudio.com


    Contact - https://writersinkpodcast.com/contact/ 


    “Muggable” quote by Harley Christensen - https://www.mischievousmalamute.com/


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  • Riley Sager understands the importance of a good pen name. By using a pseudonym to detach himself from his early writing career, bypass editing bias, and increase reader relatability, he quickly found success as a reborn author. Riley is renowned for his international bestseller, Final Girls, an unsettling thriller that won the attention of Stephen King. His other bestsellers include Lock Every Door and The Last Time I Lied, the latter of which has a film in the works. Sager’s latest publication, Home Before Dark, is available now.


    From Amazon.com:

    Riley Sager is the pseudonym of a former journalist, editor and graphic designer. Now a full-time author, Riley's first thriller, FINAL GIRLS, became a national and international bestseller and was called "the first great thriller of 2017" by Stephen King. Translation rights have been sold in more than two dozen countries. His second book, THE LAST TIME I LIED, was a New York Times bestseller. His latest novel, LOCK EVERY DOOR, was an instant New York Times, Publishers Weekly and USA Today bestseller. A television adaptation is being developed by Paramount TV and Anonymous Content. A native of Pennsylvania, Riley now lives in Princeton, New Jersey. When he's not working on his next novel, he enjoys reading, cooking and going to the movies as much as possible. His favorite film is "Rear Window." Or maybe "Jaws." But probably, if he's being honest, "Mary Poppins."

     

    Whether you’re traditionally published or indie, writing a good book is only the first step in becoming a successful author. The days of just turning a manuscript into your editor and walking away are gone. If you want to succeed in today’s publishing world, you need to understand every aspect of the business - editing, formatting, marketing, contracts. It all starts with a good book, then the real work begins.

     

    Join international bestselling author J.D. Barker and indie powerhouse, J. Thorn, as they gain unique insight and valuable advice from the most prolific and accomplished authors in the business.

    In this episode, you’ll discover:How Riley chose his pen nameWhat Stephen King said about Final GirlsWhy gender-neutral names can be more marketableThe importance of avoiding editing biasTips for outlining a complex storyLinks:

    J. D. Barker - http://jdbarker.com/


    J. Thorn - https://theauthorlife.com/


    Riley Sager - https://www.rileysagerbooks.com/


    Final Girls by Riley Sager - https://books2read.com/FinalGirls


    The Last Time I Lied by Riley Sager - https://books2read.com/TheLastTimeILied


    Home Before Dark by Riley Sager - https://books2read.com/HomeBeforeDark


    Music by Nicorus - https://cctrax.com/nicorus/dust-to-dust-ep 


    Voice Over by Rick Ganley - http://www.nhpr.com and recorded at Mill Pond Studio - http://www.millpondstudio.com


    Contact - https://writersinkpodcast.com/contact/ 


    “Muggable” quote by Harley Christensen - https://www.mischievousmalamute.com/


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  • Mark Dawson has developed many useful marketing and writing techniques for aspiring or developed authors. Through keeping his writing time structured and making the effort to understand Amazon’s advertising platform, he quickly found success as a self-published writer. Mark is well-known for his bestselling John Milton series, which follows the chilling encounters of a hired gun, with over a million copies sold. He is also the mastermind behind the esteemed Self Publishing Formula, where he educates authors around the world about writing and marketing through podcast episodes, blog posts, and online courses. His next publication and newest addition to the John Milton series, Killa City, will be available this fall.


    From Amazon.com:

    Mark Dawson has worked as a lawyer and in the London film industry. His first books, The Art of Falling Apart and Subpoena Colada, have been published in multiple languages. He is currently writing three series. The John Milton series features a disgruntled assassin who aims to help people make amends for the things that he has done. The Beatrix Rose series features the headlong fight for justice of a wronged mother--who happens to be an assassin--against the six names on her Kill List. Soho Noir is set in the West End of London between 1940 and 1970. The first book in the series, The Black Mile, deals with the (real-life but little-known) serial killer who operated in the area during the Blitz. The Imposter traces the journey of a criminal family through the period; it has been compared to The Sopranos in austerity London. Mark lives in Wiltshire with his family.

     

    Whether you’re traditionally published or indie, writing a good book is only the first step in becoming a successful author. The days of just turning a manuscript into your editor and walking away are gone. If you want to succeed in today’s publishing world, you need to understand every aspect of the business - editing, formatting, marketing, contracts. It all starts with a good book, then the real work begins.

     

    Join international bestselling author J.D. Barker and indie powerhouse, J. Thorn, as they gain unique insight and valuable advice from the most prolific and accomplished authors in the business.

    In this episode, you’ll discover:How and where to write effectivelyTips for optimizing a websiteHow to market to bookstores as a self-published authorThe importance of Amazon advertisingTips for scheduling an author’s work dayLinks:

    J. D. Barker - http://jdbarker.com/


    J. Thorn - https://theauthorlife.com/


    Consequences of Rock Podcast - https://consequencesofrock.com/ 


    Mark Dawson - https://markjdawson.com/


    Killa City by Mark Dawson - https://books2read.com/Killa-City


    The Cleaner (John Milton Book 1) by Mark Dawson - https://books2read.com/The-Cleaner


    Mark Dawson’s Self Publishing Formula - https://selfpublishingformula.com/


    Music by Nicorus - https://cctrax.com/nicorus/dust-to-dust-ep 


    Voice Over by Rick Ganley - http://www.nhpr.com and recorded at Mill Pond Studio - http://www.millpondstudio.com


    Contact - https://writersinkpodcast.com/contact/ 


    “Muggable” quote by Harley Christensen - https://www.mischievousmalamute.com/


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  • John Palisano is a master of using dreams to write. Ever since his childhood, he has struggled with frequent and vivid nightmares. However, by preserving his dreams through notes or sketches, John incorporates their wacky contents into his scenes and plot points to create thrilling and unique stories. Palisano is an accomplished horror author and president of the Horror Writers Association. He was awarded the Bram Stoker Award in 2016 and is well known for Nerves and Dust of the Dead, two sci-fi horror novels with unique twists. His latest publication, All That Withers, is available now.


    From Amazon.com:

    Bram Stoker Award® winner John Palisano's short fiction has appeared in many places. Check out: Dark Discoveries, Horror Library, Darkness On The Edge, Lovecraft eZine, Phobophobias, Terror Tales, Harvest Hill, Halloween Spirits, Chiral Mad, Midnight Walk, Halloween Tales, and many other publications.

    John's had a colorful history. He began writing at an early age, with his first publications in college fanzines and newspapers at Emerson in Boston. He's worked for over a decade in Hollywood for people like Ridley Scott and Marcus Nispel. He's recently been working as a ghost-screenwriter and has seen much success with over two dozen short story sales and his novels and short fiction continue gaining critical and reader acclaim.

     

    Whether you’re traditionally published or indie, writing a good book is only the first step in becoming a successful author. The days of just turning a manuscript into your editor and walking away are gone. If you want to succeed in today’s publishing world, you need to understand every aspect of the business - editing, formatting, marketing, contracts. It all starts with a good book, then the real work begins.

     

    Join international bestselling author J.D. Barker and indie powerhouse, J. Thorn, as they gain unique insight and valuable advice from the most prolific and accomplished authors in the business.

    In this episode, you’ll discover:How to effectively record dreamsHow to employ dreams in your writingHow to write while on-the-goThe importance of knowing your charactersThe rise of elevated horrorLinks:

    J. D. Barker - http://jdbarker.com/


    J. Thorn - https://theauthorlife.com/


    John Palisano - https://johnpalisano.wordpress.com/


    All That Withers by John Palisano - https://books2read.com/AllThatWithers


    Nerves by John Palisano - https://books2read.com/Nerves


    Dust of the Dead by John Palisano - https://books2read.com/DustoftheDead


    Music by Nicorus - https://cctrax.com/nicorus/dust-to-dust-ep 


    Voice Over by Rick Ganley - http://www.nhpr.com and recorded at Mill Pond Studio - http://www.millpondstudio.com


    Contact - https://writersinkpodcast.com/contact/ 


    “Muggable” quote by Harley Christensen - https://www.mischievousmalamute.com/


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  • Through dissecting the website's algorithms, understanding the relationship between keywords and sales, and applying an entrepreneurial mindset, master coder Dave Chesson has gained a solid understanding of how to market a book on Amazon. Chesson is the mastermind behind Kindlepreneur, an online blog and podcast that shares his extensive marketing knowledge with authors around the world. He is also the creator of Rocket, a self-publishing software that provides authors with useful analytics and keyword suggestions for their books. Links to Kindlepreneur and Rocket can be found below.


    From Kindlepreneur.com:

    When I’m not lightsaber dueling with little Jedi, or sipping tea with princesses, I’m testing new book marketing tactics, and helping authors improve their book sales. I'm also the creator of Publisher Rocket, a software that helps authors see what's really going on in the Kindle marketing, and thus pick better keywords and categories to help them sell more books. I’ve worked with multiple New York Times bestselling authors like Ted Dekker and the marketing team behind L.Ron Hubbard, as well as top writers like Pat Flynn and Jeff Goins. To help all writers learn the art of book marketing, I created Kindlepreneur as a free source for authors with the sole goal of giving you everything you need to take action, and see results.

     

    Whether you’re traditionally published or indie, writing a good book is only the first step in becoming a successful author. The days of just turning a manuscript into your editor and walking away are gone. If you want to succeed in today’s publishing world, you need to understand every aspect of the business - editing, formatting, marketing, contracts. It all starts with a good book, then the real work begins.

     

    Join international bestselling author J.D. Barker and indie powerhouse, J. Thorn, as they gain unique insight and valuable advice from the most prolific and accomplished authors in the business.

    In this episode, you’ll discover:Why Amazon ads require effort to maintainWhy keywords matterWhen to use a subtitleHow to understand the buyer’s processThe importance of making consistent sales over timeLinks:

    J. D. Barker - http://jdbarker.com/


    J. Thorn - https://theauthorlife.com/


    Dave Chesson - https://kindlepreneur.com/who-is-dave-chesson/


    Kindlepreneur - https://kindlepreneur.com/


    Rocket - https://publisherrocket.com/


    Save Indie Bookstores - https://www.saveindiebookstores.com


    Music by Nicorus - https://cctrax.com/nicorus/dust-to-dust-ep 


    Voice Over by Rick Ganley - http://www.nhpr.com and recorded at Mill Pond Studio - http://www.millpondstudio.com


    Contact - https://writersinkpodcast.com/contact/ 


    “Muggable” quote by Harley Christensen - https://www.mischievousmalamute.com/


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  • Honorée Corder is a master of nonfiction writing who has shown that, through structuring writing time, conducting in-person research, gaining experience co-writing and managing projects, and making connections across different industries, writing in the genre can serve as a profitable and sustainable career choice. Corder is an established author with over fifty books released and over four million sales worldwide. She is most known for her Miracle Morning and Successful Single Mom series, which discuss proper morning routines and give advice to struggling single moms. Her most recent publication, You MUST Write a Book, is available now.


    From Amazon.com:

    Honorée Corder is the author of dozens of books including Stop Trying So F*cking Hard, You Must Write a Book, The Prosperous Writer's, Like a Boss, and Successful Single Mom series, Vision to Reality, Business Dating, and more. She is Hal Elrod's business partner and co-creator of The Miracle Morning book series. Her You Must Write a Book LIVE Coaching Course is a fan favorite. She does all sorts of other magical things, and her badassery is legendary. Find out more about her at http://www.HonoreeCorder.com.


    Whether you’re traditionally published or indie, writing a good book is only the first step in becoming a successful author. The days of just turning a manuscript into your editor and walking away are gone. If you want to succeed in today’s publishing world, you need to understand every aspect of the business - editing, formatting, marketing, contracts. It all starts with a good book, then the real work begins.


    Join international bestselling author J.D. Barker and indie powerhouse, J. Thorn, as they gain unique insight and valuable advice from the most prolific and accomplished authors in the business.

    In this episode, you’ll discover:Why to structure writing timeWhy writer’s block doesn’t existHow nonfiction supplements speaking careers, etc.Why setting a word goal is distractingThe importance of mastering a craftLinks:

    J. D. Barker - http://jdbarker.com/


    J. Thorn - https://theauthorlife.com/


    Honorée Corder - https://honoreecorder.com/


    The Miracle Morning for Teachers by Hal Elrod and Honorée Corder - https://books2read.com/MiracleMorning


    The Successful Single Mom Series by Honorée Corder - https://books2read.com/SuccessfulSingleMom


    You MUST Write a Book by Hal Elrod and Honorée Corder - https://books2read.com/YouMustWrite


    Save Indie Bookstores - https://www.saveindiebookstores.com


    Music by Nicorus - https://cctrax.com/nicorus/dust-to-dust-ep 


    Voice Over by Rick Ganley - http://www.nhpr.com and recorded at Mill Pond Studio - http://www.millpondstudio.com


    Contact - https://writersinkpodcast.com/contact/ 


    “Muggable” quote by Harley Christensen - https://www.mischievousmalamute.com/


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  • Ohio Congressman Tim Ryan has proven that, no matter how hectic life can get, anyone can find time to write. As a hard-working, travel-inclined politician and father of three, his schedule is always full. However, by taking short writing retreats and working out a chapter or two over the course of three or four days, he has managed to publish two books and has plans for a third one. Congressman Ryan has served in the House of Representatives for seventeen years and, while he certainly has a love for politics, Healing America and The Real Food Revolution shine light on two of his personal interests: meditation and healthy eating. When he is not working or writing, Tim spends time with his family at their home in Howland, Ohio.


    From Amazon.com:

    Tim Ryan was first elected to the U.S. House of Representatives in 2002, at the age of 29, and is currently serving in his fifth term representing Ohio's 17th Congressional District. He maintains a strong commitment to the economic and social well-being of his constituents in northeast Ohio. He serves as a member of the House Armed Services Committee, as well as its Subcommittees on Readiness and on Emerging Threats and Capabilities. He also serves as a member of the House Budget Committee and co-chairman of the Congressional Manufacturing Caucus.


    Whether you’re traditionally published or indie, writing a good book is only the first step in becoming a successful author. The days of just turning a manuscript into your editor and walking away are gone. If you want to succeed in today’s publishing world, you need to understand every aspect of the business - editing, formatting, marketing, contracts. It all starts with a good book, then the real work begins.


    Join international bestselling author J.D. Barker and indie powerhouse, J. Thorn, as they gain unique insight and valuable advice from the most prolific and accomplished authors in the business.

    In this episode, you’ll discover:The importance of health and wellnessThe negative impacts of stress and poor dietsHow Ryan discovered meditationHow to schedule a personal writing retreatHow to document ideas during non-writing timeLinks:

    J. D. Barker - http://jdbarker.com/


    J. Thorn - https://theauthorlife.com/


    Tim Ryan - https://timryan.house.gov/


    Healing America by Tim Ryan - https://books2read.com/HealingAmerica


    The Real Food Revolution by Tim Ryan - https://books2read.com/RealFoodRev


    Supercharge Your Scene - http://superchargeyourscene.com


    Save Indie Bookstores - https://www.saveindiebookstores.com


    Music by Nicorus - https://cctrax.com/nicorus/dust-to-dust-ep 


    Voice Over by Rick Ganley - http://www.nhpr.com and recorded at Mill Pond Studio - http://www.millpondstudio.com


    Contact - https://writersinkpodcast.com/contact/ 


    “Muggable” quote by Harley Christensen - https://www.mischievousmalamute.com/


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