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Authors Love Readers, hosted by USAToday bestselling author Patricia McLinn, is a conversation between authors about how and why they create stories. With questions contributed by readers.

Quite a few podcasts are out there for aspiring and established writers, both on the craft and the business. This podcast, though, is for readers.

The goal is to have authors on the show who write in all sorts of fiction genres. As a reader, it doesn’t matter which path to publication an author takes – independent, traditional, hybrid and other combinations. That’s not going to matter on Authors Love Readers, either.

McLinn is the author of more than 50 books, including her ongoing murder mystery series, Caught Dead in Wyoming and Secret Sleuth. She also writes romances (mostly contemporary, with a few historical), women’s fiction and nonfiction writers guides. She had 27 books in 25 years in traditional publishing. Having secured the rights back to a number of her earlier books, she began indie publishing in early 2010. That made her officially a hybrid author, since she also still had books under traditional contracts. In mid-2015 she left the final traditional publisher and has been happily 100% independent since.

Thank you to DialogMusik for the instrumentals that accompany this podcast!

Authors Love Readers, a Weekly Conversation on Writing Patricia McLinn

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Authors Love Readers, hosted by USAToday bestselling author Patricia McLinn, is a conversation between authors about how and why they create stories. With questions contributed by readers.

Quite a few podcasts are out there for aspiring and established writers, both on the craft and the business. This podcast, though, is for readers.

The goal is to have authors on the show who write in all sorts of fiction genres. As a reader, it doesn’t matter which path to publication an author takes – independent, traditional, hybrid and other combinations. That’s not going to matter on Authors Love Readers, either.

McLinn is the author of more than 50 books, including her ongoing murder mystery series, Caught Dead in Wyoming and Secret Sleuth. She also writes romances (mostly contemporary, with a few historical), women’s fiction and nonfiction writers guides. She had 27 books in 25 years in traditional publishing. Having secured the rights back to a number of her earlier books, she began indie publishing in early 2010. That made her officially a hybrid author, since she also still had books under traditional contracts. In mid-2015 she left the final traditional publisher and has been happily 100% independent since.

Thank you to DialogMusik for the instrumentals that accompany this podcast!

    Books2Read for Readers, with Kevin Tumlinson

    Books2Read for Readers, with Kevin Tumlinson

    Host Patricia McLinn talks with Kevin Tumlinson, director of marketing for the ebook creation and distribution service Draft2Digital, supporting both indie and traditionally published authors. Books2Read, D2D's author services resource, is a fast-growing tool for the industry, with services such as Universal Book Links offering authors increased discoverability with readers, and offering readers a simple, one-click method of finding new authors and new books online. 

    • 32 min
    BookBub for Readers, with Audrey Derobert

    BookBub for Readers, with Audrey Derobert

    Audrey Derobert works on the Partners Team at BookBub, a free service that helps millions of readers discover limited-time ebook deals. She is an Account Manager, supporting independent authors and small publishers who are using BookBub's tools as part of their marketing strategy. BookBub now has an audiobook retail website, Chirp, and offers deals on titles there, too. 
    A graduate of Northeastern University, Audrey previously has worked with the Foundation for Responsible Robotics.

    • 28 min
    The Extras: Take Two with Mary Alice Monroe

    The Extras: Take Two with Mary Alice Monroe

    In this special episode of Authors Love Readers, host Patricia McLinn shares parts of her conversation with New York Times bestselling author Mary Alice Monroe not included in the original episode. The conversation moves from McLinn's "getting to know you" questions to deeper issues about plagiarism and being in the moment during writing and research. Monroe found her true calling in environmental fiction when she moved to coastal South Carolina, captivated by the beauty and fragility of her new home.

    • 34 min
    Patricia McLinn on writers at conferences

    Patricia McLinn on writers at conferences

    Host Patricia McLinn, recently returned from her favorite Novelists Inc. gathering, talks about what writers do when they go to conferences. A NINC past president, she has attended all but two of its annual conferences. Patricia discusses the business side of writing, what happens when a bunch of socially deprived writers get together in one place and how she found a future podcast topic.

    • 24 min
    Mary Alice Monroe: Fears and Purposes in Fiction Writing

    Mary Alice Monroe: Fears and Purposes in Fiction Writing

    New York Times bestselling author Mary Alice Monroe found her true calling in environmental fiction when she moved to coastal South Carolina. Already a successful author, she was captivated by the beauty and fragility of her new home.

    Mary Alice talks with Host Patricia McLinn about using her fears of natural disasters and her desire to educate people on the impact of climate change as the catalysts for her writing.

    • 39 min
    Betsy Moore: Becoming a Voice Actor

    Betsy Moore: Becoming a Voice Actor

    Betsy Moore is a stage and film actress who also does vocal work for video games. Her expansion into audiobooks began spontaneously when Patricia McLinn's previous narrator for her mystery series Caught Dead in Wyoming retired, and Betsy was tapped to continue the series. Betsy has a regular role on The Baxters, a TV series based on Karen Kingsbury's faith-based novels.
    Betsy and host Patricia McLinn talk about becoming a voice actor and what Betsy has learned along the way.

    • 40 min

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