34 episodes

In Authors & Audiences, YA author and presentation coach Caroline Leech, chats to authors, illustrators, booksellers, librarians, publishers and other randomly fascinating guests, and invites them to share the secrets of their public speaking confidence and their media/social media strategies. Caroline will also share her own extensive knowledge of public speaking, storytelling, event planning and media strategy, so if you want to feel sure you can present yourself and your books with both confidence and professionalism, you’ve come to the right place.

Authors & Audiences Caroline Leech

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In Authors & Audiences, YA author and presentation coach Caroline Leech, chats to authors, illustrators, booksellers, librarians, publishers and other randomly fascinating guests, and invites them to share the secrets of their public speaking confidence and their media/social media strategies. Caroline will also share her own extensive knowledge of public speaking, storytelling, event planning and media strategy, so if you want to feel sure you can present yourself and your books with both confidence and professionalism, you’ve come to the right place.

    #33 - Julie Duffy invites you to write a StoryADay in May!

    #33 - Julie Duffy invites you to write a StoryADay in May!

    July Duffy was a self-confessed frustrated creative writer-who-wasn’t-writing, when she challenged herself to write a story every day of May 2010. Other would-be writers heard what she was doing and asked to join in. And that was only the beginning.And today - May 1st, 2024 - Julie is launching the 15th year of StoryADayMay.Since then thousands of writers have joined Julie each May (and lately in September too), to prove to themselves that they can make creativity a priority in their lives. T...

    • 1 hr 9 min
    #32 Independent Bookstore Day at Brazos Bookstore

    #32 Independent Bookstore Day at Brazos Bookstore

    Yesterday - on Saturday, April 27th, 2024 I helped celebrate Independent Bookstores Day by becoming one of the Guest Booksellers at Brazos Bookstore, my amazing local indie here in Houston TX at the invitation of Randi Null, the general manager. I'm not sure how many books I helped sell, but I certainly had a great couple of hours talking to the staff, the other authors who were Guest-Bookselling too, and of course, to the readers of all ages who were checking out the shelves and asking for r...

    • 42 sec
    #31 - Norah Woodsey and Kealani Natane

    #31 - Norah Woodsey and Kealani Natane

    Norah Woodsey, is an indie author, with three novels, THE CONTROL PROBLEM and LIFELESS, and the novella WHEN THE WAVE COLLAPSES. Her next book, THE STATES, will be out in April 2024. After short careers in finance and tech, Norah began writing novels featuring subjects of which she says she has “intense interest but not quite expertise”, such as history, physics, genetics, sociology and gender studies. She’s a fourth generation Brooklynite, though she’s now living over on the west coast.You c...

    • 53 min
    #30 - Emily Bain Murphy talks comp titles and overcoming nerves

    #30 - Emily Bain Murphy talks comp titles and overcoming nerves

    Emily Bain Murphy is the author of two gorgeous magical fantasy books for young adults - THE DISAPPEARANCES and SPLINTERS OF SCARLET - and has this month published her first novel for adults, ENCHANTED HILL, with Union Square & Company, Emily has not only transitioned to writing for an adult audience, she's also turned to the world of a detective and a murder mystery. Having lived in the Far East as a youngster, and all over the US as an adult, Emily has finally settled in the St Lo...

    • 49 min
    #29 - Kathryn Casey - from true crime to historical fiction

    #29 - Kathryn Casey - from true crime to historical fiction

    Kathryn Casey is an award-winning journalist and the author of eleven true crime books and seven crime fiction novels. As a journalist, Casey has written more than a hundred national magazine articles and pieces for The Washington Post, the Boston Globe, and the Houston Chronicle. Her true crime story, DEADLY LITTLE SECRETS was made into a movie, SINS OF THE PREACHER, and based on her work for her book DELIVER US, she was featured in all three episodes of the Netflix series "Crime Scene: The ...

    • 52 min
    #28 - NaNoWriMo 2023 - Five great tips for your social media

    #28 - NaNoWriMo 2023 - Five great tips for your social media

    Today is November 1st, the opening day of National Novel Writing Month – or NaNoWriMo which takes place every November, as writers from all over the world come together, in person and online, to write 50,000 words in just 30 days. I'm a big fan of NaNoWriMo, because the book I drafted during NaNoWriMo 2010 ended up being published as WAIT FOR ME, my debut YA novel for Harper Collins in 2017. And I’m not the only NaNoWriMo participant who then got a Big Five publishing deal with that same...

    • 20 min

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