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!
Learning to Listen and Ignore, with R.L. Syme
Becca Syme writes mystery as R.L. Syme, including the cozy culinary series The Matchbaker Mysteries, and has written several genres of romance from paranormal to romantic suspense. She was nominated for a Genesis Award in Contemporary Romance and has won several writing contests in historical romance, young adult romance, and contemporary fiction.
Host Patricia McLinn talks to Becca about learning throughout a writing career both by listening to others and, sometimes, ignoring them.
Episode 78: Writing Pace, with Nicole Burnham
Nicole Burnham is the RITA award-winning author of more than 20 novels, including the popular Royal Scandals series. Her stories center on family and romance, whether they’re set in small-town America or centuries-old palaces, and are populated by characters who work to make the world a better place.
Nicole graduated from an American high school in Mannheim, Germany, then completed her BA in Political Science at Colorado State and her JD/MA at the University of Michigan.
Episode 77: Discovery Writing, a Continuation, with Patricia McLinn
In late May, host Patricia McLinn was a guest on fellow independent author Joanna Penn’s The Creative Penn podcast. In this Authors Love Readers “Continuation” episode, Patricia reflects on her interview with Joanna about the current trends and the future of the publishing industry, shares more tips for writers, and talks about why she wrote Survival Kit for Writers Who Don’t Write Right.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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,