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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, and the romantic suspense The Innocence Trilogy. 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, and the romantic suspense The Innocence Trilogy. 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!

    Finishing the Book, with Sara Rosett

    Finishing the Book, with Sara Rosett

    A native Texan, USA Today bestselling author Sara Rosett grew up reading and dreaming of writing books. Her stories and essays have appeared in Chicken Soup for the Military Wife’s Soul, Georgia Magazine, The Writer, and Romantic Times Book Review. She is the author of the High Society Lady Detective series, the Murder on Location series, the On the Run series, and the Ellie Avery series. Sara also teaches an online course, How to Outline a Cozy Mystery.

    • 1 hr 12 min
    Ideas vs. Story, with Jami Albright

    Ideas vs. Story, with Jami Albright

    Jami Albright talks with host Patricia McLinn about the difference between her high concept ideas and building a story from those ideas.
    Born and raised in Texas, Jami is a multiple award-winning author of the Brides on the Run series – fun, sexy, snarky, laugh-out-loud love stories. Her newest novel, the small-town sports romantic comedy Homecoming King, was just released, and she switches from football to tennis for Duke-ing It Out, another enemies-to-lovers rom-com due out in spring 2021.

    • 53 min
    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

Customer Reviews

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nanabunny1952 ,

Great introduction to writers

I love this pod cast for getting to know favorite authors and being introduced to new authors. Great tips for beginning writers. Good insight on how various writers go through their process.

PodcastPen ,

Interesting peek behind the author curtain

This podcast feels like you're a fly on the wall in a living room as two authors talk about their craft. You get to hear what motivated them to start writing and how they made a transition from that first book to a professional career. Like many of us, they had teachers or mentors who inspired them and at least one had that bad teacher who motivated the writer to prove her wrong. This is not just about romance writers but writers in lots of genres, and sometimes multiple ones, from mystery to YA to paranormal romance. In other words, something for everyone.

WordsMusicHorses ,

A nice peek behind the curtain

These interviews are an enjoyable visit in a vitural living room with my favorite authors. Particular love to learn what motivated them to start a writing career, or to pen a certain book. Some are motivated by good teachers and at least one by that bad teacher that you just want to prove is wrong! The podcast is not just romance authors, but also mystery, fantasy, young adult -- and sometimes the same author writes in multiples of those genres. Very interested,

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