32 episodes

The Spoonie Authors Podcast explores the life and stories of a different disabled, chronically ill, neurodivergent, hard of hearing, or mentally ill author each week. This podcast is brought to you by the Spoonie Authors Network, a collective dedicated to publishing and sharing the experiences of disabled authors.

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The Spoonie Authors Podcast explores the life and stories of a different disabled, chronically ill, neurodivergent, hard of hearing, or mentally ill author each week. This podcast is brought to you by the Spoonie Authors Network, a collective dedicated to publishing and sharing the experiences of disabled authors.

    The Writing Process, Editing a Short Story Magazine, and More with Jaecyn Boné

    The Writing Process, Editing a Short Story Magazine, and More with Jaecyn Boné

    The first Spoonie Authors Podcast of the year introduces Jaecyn Boné, author of many short stories, co-founder of Limeoncello, and a novelist about to enter the query trenches.

    • 14 min
    Mixing Memoir and Poetry with Tangela Williams-Spann

    Mixing Memoir and Poetry with Tangela Williams-Spann

    The Spoonie Authors Podcast is back, this time with guest Tangela Williams-Spann.

    Tangela Williams-Spann is a mental health and wellness blogger as well as the mother of an autistic person. She has worked in special education for over fifteen years and is currently completing coursework towards a masters’ degree in Special Education at Grand Canyon University. She began writing poems and short stories in elementary school and continued to let words move her into action throughout her life. Her first book, Sad, Black, and Fat: Musings from the Intersections, will be released in August 2021. When not writing, Tangela enjoys reading, crochet, and playing video games.

    You can find out more about Tangela on her blog.

    • 14 min
    Probably Getting Blocked by Celebrities and Other Topics with JC Hannigan

    Probably Getting Blocked by Celebrities and Other Topics with JC Hannigan

    This week's interview is with romance author JC Hannigan! Find out more about her at https://www.jchannigan.com/

    Thank you for listening to this episode of the Spoonie Authors Podcast! This podcast is part of the Spoonie Authors Network, an initiative dedicated to building community among disabled creatives. Join the community by participating in the Spoonie Authors Chat on Twitter at 1PM EST every Sunday – just search for the hashtag #SpoonieAuthChat. That's # Spoonie A U T H chat.

    • 15 min
    Assassins Turned Bakers, Querying While Disabled, and More with Julie Vohland

    Assassins Turned Bakers, Querying While Disabled, and More with Julie Vohland

    This month's interview is with YA dark fantasy author Julie Vohland! We discuss writing characters smarter than you on, creating awesome assassinating characters, and the struggles of querying while disabled.



    You can find out more about Julie at https://julievohland.wordpress.com/



    The Spoonie Authors Podcast is a podcast dedicated to exploring the lives and stories of disabled authors, published on the last Friday of every month.

    • 18 min
    Writing Characters Who Share Your Disability and More with Elissa Grossell Dickey

    Writing Characters Who Share Your Disability and More with Elissa Grossell Dickey

    This week's episode of the Spoonie Authors Podcast features debut author Elissa Grossell Dickey.

    Elissa Grossell Dickey is a former journalist who now works in higher education communications. Stories have always been a big part of Elissa’s life—from getting lost in a book as a child to now reading bedtime stories to her kids. As a columnist for the National MS Society, Elissa shares her personal journey of living with multiple sclerosis. Though she grew up among the lakes and trees of northern Minnesota, Elissa now lives on the South Dakota prairie with her husband and children. The Speed of Light is her first novel. For information, visit www.elissaadickey.wordpress.com.

    The Spoonie Authors Podcast is devoted to sharing the life and stories of a different disabled author every other Friday. To be considered for an interview, send your author bio + the project you would like to discuss during your interview to diannalgunn @ gmail.com.

    • 19 min
    Horses, Fantasy Stories, and Supporting Authors with Mary Kit Caelsto

    Horses, Fantasy Stories, and Supporting Authors with Mary Kit Caelsto

    The latest episode of the Spoonie Authors Podcast features author, editor, and book coach Mary Kit Caelsto!

    Mary Kit Caelsto never grew out of the phase of being a “horse crazy girl”. Though she’s now over 40, she’s finally fulfilling her dream of writing equestrian books for others who haven’t grown out of being “horse crazy”. She lives in the Ozarks with her four very spoiled and very opinionated horses, as well as a large flock of poultry and enough cats to qualify her as a crazy cat lady. Her husband, though not an equestrian himself, understands and supports all her equestrian dreams.

    It was horses that brought her into fantasy through Mercedes Lackey’s Companions. From there, she loves reading all kinds of speculative fiction, though she admits her favorite stories have strong animal characters.

    She’s convinced three of the best things in the world are the smell of a sun warmed horse, the smell of leather tack, and making sure to hug her horses every single day.

    Find Mary Kit Caelsto on her website or on Twitter @CharmedOzarks.

    • 28 min

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