123 episodes

Interviews, for writers like you, with industry professionals on forging a career as a HYBRID Author: writing across genres, mixing writing styles, publishing all ways and getting comfortable promoting you and your books.

Join host Joanne Morrell, author of children’s and young adult fiction, women's fiction and short non fiction for authors for weekly Friday episodes to help you motivate and manage sustaining a HYBRID Authorship career. Because being Hybrid is having it all.

The HYBRID Author Joanne

    • Arts
    • 5.0 • 16 Ratings

Interviews, for writers like you, with industry professionals on forging a career as a HYBRID Author: writing across genres, mixing writing styles, publishing all ways and getting comfortable promoting you and your books.

Join host Joanne Morrell, author of children’s and young adult fiction, women's fiction and short non fiction for authors for weekly Friday episodes to help you motivate and manage sustaining a HYBRID Authorship career. Because being Hybrid is having it all.

    Using Your Experiences to Connect With Your Audience With Children's Author and Autistic/ADHDer Psychologist Chelsea Luker

    Using Your Experiences to Connect With Your Audience With Children's Author and Autistic/ADHDer Psychologist Chelsea Luker

    Chelsea Luker is an Autistic/ADHDer psychologist, and is the proud owner of Connect Us Psychology. With a deep-rooted commitment to the Autistic/ADHD community, Chelsea dedicates her professional life to supporting Autistic/ADHD individuals across the lifespan. 
    Chelsea is also a parent to two young neurodivergent children. Drawing from her lived and clinical experience, Chelsea wrote her middle grade title with seven short stories,  “Square Me, Round World” to provide a deep dive into the lives and minds of Autistic and ADHDer individuals, with the hope that this would contribute to the journey toward an inclusive world where every glittering part of every individual is celebrated and embraced.
    In the 123rd episode of The HYBRID Author Podcast host Joanne Morrell, author of children's and young adult fiction, women's fiction and short non fiction for authors, chats to Chelsea about:

    using your experiences to connect with your audience
    articulating your experiences into a book to help others
    Chelsea’s writing and publishing advice, her book and much more.

     
    https://buymeacoffee.com/thehybridauthor/c/9198999
    https://www.justkidslit.com/chelsea-luker-introduces-us-to-square-me-round-world/
    https://connectuspsychology.com/

    • 29 min
    Actionable Strategies and Tips for Authors Marketing and Selling Books with Smart Author Media Book Marketing Expert Chris Benetti

    Actionable Strategies and Tips for Authors Marketing and Selling Books with Smart Author Media Book Marketing Expert Chris Benetti

    Chris Benetti owns Smart Author® Media and is an expert in book marketing.To date, he has helped his clients collectively generate over $20,000,000 in sales from their books and digital offers, and in 2023, Chris sold over 19,000 books for his clients.Chris’ mission is to make marketing and selling books easy to understand for business owners by educating them on fundamental marketing strategies with a no BS approach.
    In the 122nd episode of The HYBRID Author Podcast host Joanne Morrell, author of children's and young adult fiction, women's fiction and short non fiction for authors, chats to Chris about:

    ways authors wrongly market and sell their books
    identifying the target market for your book
    converting readers into clients
    actionable strategies authors can take to market and sell their books
    AI tools creating book marketing assets
    business book collboration and much more. 

     
    https://chrisbenetti.com/

    • 42 min
    Twenty Years of Publishing and Book Consultancy in New York City With Malka Margolies

    Twenty Years of Publishing and Book Consultancy in New York City With Malka Margolies

    With over twenty years' experience within the publishing industry, Malka Margolies is a Book Consultant, Senior Public Relations and Communications Executive and Nonfiction Judaica Books Expert based out of New York city.
    In the 121st episode of The HYBRID Author Podcast host Joanne Morrell, author of children's and young adult fiction, women's fiction and short non fiction for authors chats to Malka about:

    how the book and publishing industry in New York has differed over the year's in Malka's experience
    book publicity via print media
    book sales and social media
    publisher resources for writers
    getting published in America living outside
    what Agents are looking for in the United States 
    podcast analytics and more.

    This episode is proudly sponsored by Thorn Creative: where beautiful books are brought to life through cleverly designed author websites to drive traffic and sales for your book.
    https://www.linkedin.com/in/malkamargolies/
    https://www.publishersmarketplace.com/
    http://poetsandwriters.org/
    Twitter hastag MSWL
     

    • 37 min
    Built-in Book Marketing with Nonfiction Author Anna Featherstone

    Built-in Book Marketing with Nonfiction Author Anna Featherstone

    Anna Featherstone is an author whisperer, empowering writers at various stages of their writing, publishing, and book marketing journey. She is the non-fiction advisor to the Alliance of Independent Authors (ALLi) and founder of Bold Authors, a collaborative course hub where authors share knowledge and nous.
    The author of five books, her title Look-It’s Your Book!: Write, Publish and Promote Your Non-Fiction Book is on the Australian Society of Authors’ recommended reading list. Anna’s also a judge of the Australian Business Book Awards and is into bees, beings and the big issues of our time.
    In the 120th episode of The HYBRID Author Podcast host Joanne Morrell, author of children's and young adult fiction, women's fiction and short non fiction for authors, chats to Anna about:

    positivity in the traditional and independent publishing worlds in 2024 
    books and authors creating positive change 
    Kickstarter campaigns and Facebook Groups
    Anna's books and built-in book marketing tips and much more. 

     
     https://annafeatherstone.com/
    https://www.boldauthors.com/courses
    https://www.kickstarter.com/projects/annafeatherstone/built-in-book-marketing-ideas-for-authors?ref=discovery
    https://www.facebook.com/groups/429764288910415
    https://www.yancheplavender.com.au/ 

    • 37 min
    Collaging a Hybrid Memoir Through Unearthing Stories Within Your Family with Award Winning Author and Playwright Zack Rogow

    Collaging a Hybrid Memoir Through Unearthing Stories Within Your Family with Award Winning Author and Playwright Zack Rogow

    Zack Rogow is an award winning author, editor or translator of more than 20 books and works for theatre. His play has been performed world wide and his blog ‘Advice for Writers’ features more than 275 posts. Zack’s upcoming memoir 'Hugging my Father's Ghost' will be released in 2024.
    In the 119th episode of The HYBRID Author Podcast host Joanne Morrell, author of children's and young adult fiction and short non fiction for authors, chats to Zack about:

    hybrid memoir and unearthing stories within your family
    rejection
    author advice and much more. 

    https://www.zackrogow.com/
    This episode is brought to you by Atmosphere Press, a hybrid publisher helping authors publish books their readers will love. 

    • 32 min
    Creative Freedom, the Ability to Create Without Barriers, the Fear of Judgment or any Preconceived Ideas About the Creative Process and Artistic "Rules" with Joanne Morrell

    Creative Freedom, the Ability to Create Without Barriers, the Fear of Judgment or any Preconceived Ideas About the Creative Process and Artistic "Rules" with Joanne Morrell

    In the 118th episode of The HYBRID Author Podcast host Joanne Morrell, author of children's and young adult fiction, women's fiction and short non fiction for authors chats about Creative Freedom and how we can apply it to our writing, our publishing endeavours and making an income from our books. 
    Up to listen now folks (links in the bio) and as always please leave me a wee review if you found the episode useful. 
    www.hybridauthorpodcast.com.au/podcast/
    #creativefreedom #thehybridauthorpodcast #joannemorrell #createwithoutbarriers #createwithoufears #createwithoutjudgement #books #publishing #writing #authors
    https://www.buymeacoffee.com/thehybridauthor?l=es

    • 24 min

Customer Reviews

5.0 out of 5
16 Ratings

16 Ratings

Lisa Le Faucheur ,

Great interviews and tips for writers

This podcast is great for aspiring authors, with great interviews about the nuts and bolts of writing and publishing and lots of helpful tips. All in Joanne’s warm dulcet tones, it’s a delight to listen to!

Allie af ,

Interviewer Extraordinaire

Joanne is a born interviewer. She has the knack of asking insightful questions, unfolding relatable, informative and engaging conversations.

Laura.Holloway ,

Very insightful

Great range of topics and guests 😊

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