80 episodes

Featuring authors from the Pacific Northwest regarding their journey to publication. Listeners will hear authors read from their published work.

Authors of the Pacific Northwest Vikki J. Carter; SquishPen Productions

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Featuring authors from the Pacific Northwest regarding their journey to publication. Listeners will hear authors read from their published work.

    Episode 80: William (Bill) Kenower; Lecturer, Coach, and Author of Fearless Writing

    Episode 80: William (Bill) Kenower; Lecturer, Coach, and Author of Fearless Writing

    Episode 80: William (Bill) Kenower; Lecturer, Coach, and Author of Fearless Writing
     
    In This Episode, You’ll Hear:
    (Podcast run time 52 min.)
     
    :35 - Introduction to William (Bill)  
    1:30 -William shares about living in Seattle &  LA
    3:59 -  William talks about his podcast & his writing magazine 
    8:35 - William & Vikki talk about Vikki’s fears 
    10:59- William talks about “picturing your audience” as a writer
    15:47- William shares the one question authors should ask about their audience 
    16:11 - Vikki & William discuss pitching & marketing
    18:52 - William & Vikki talk about authenticity 
    20:14 -William shares a metaphor for rejection  
    23:13 - Vikki shares her growth regarding feedback
    25:00 William talks about when a work is done
    29:00  - William & Vikki talk about Vikki’s writing process 
    31:32 - William shares his tip for finding time to write
    34:33-  William discussed the creative life & the unknown of the creative life
    36:48 - Vikki and William talk about living a full-time creative life 
    41:07-  William talks about self-publishing 
    42: 40 - William gives Vikki insight about finding a publisher & agent
    45:06 - Vikki shares about one of her new projects 
    46:20 - William reads from Fearless Writing  
    48:07 - Vikki closes the podcast by talking about what is coming up for William in 2020
    Connect with William Kenower: 
     
    Williams’s website: https://www.williamkenower.com
     
    Resources Mentioned:
     
    AuthorMagazine.org:  https://www.authormagazine.org
     
    Writers Digest: https://www.writersdigest.com
     
    Podcast Music Credits:
     
    Title: Amazing Plan by Kevin MacLeod (incompetech.com)
    Licensed under Creative Commons: By Attribution 3.0 License
    http://creativecommons.org/licenses/by/3.0/
     
     
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    • 52 min
    Episode 79: Tahseen Paulson author of The Princesses of Aikman Road and Impoverished Splendor

    Episode 79: Tahseen Paulson author of The Princesses of Aikman Road and Impoverished Splendor

    Episode 79: Tahseen Paulson author of The Princesses of Aikman Road and Impoverished Splendor
    In This Episode, You’ll Hear:
    (Podcast run time 42.6 min.)
     
    :35 - Introduction to Tahseen 
    1:30 -Tahseen shares a story about Vikki & her mutual author friend, Mike Salt
    4:49 -  Tahseen & Vikki talk about connections
    5:25 - Tahseen  shares what she is reading 
    7:46-Tahseen talks about her background
    9:10- Tahseen shares about her book
    11:25 - Tahseen talks about the writing journey with her sister
    13:44 - Tahseen shares about she worked with her sister as a co-author
    15:12 -Tahseen talks about the publishing journey
    21:13 - Tahseen shares her inspiration 
    24:02 Tahseen reads from The Princesses of Aikman Road and Impoverished Splendor
    39:00  - Tahseen shares encouragement to other writers 
     
    Connect with Tahseen Paulson:
     
    Tahseen’s website: https://tahseenpaulson.wixsite.com/website
     
    Podcast Music Credits:
    Title: Amazing Plan by Kevin MacLeod (incompetech.com)
    Licensed under Creative Commons: By Attribution 3.0 License
    http://creativecommons.org/licenses/by/3.0/
     
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    • 42 min
    Episode 78: Update with Jeremiah Franklin

    Episode 78: Update with Jeremiah Franklin

    Episode 78: Update with Jeremiah Franklin
     
    In This Episode, You’ll Hear:
    (Podcast run time 20 min.)
     
    :35 - Introduction to Jeremiah Franklin
    1:18 - Jeremiah shares about the first book in his trilogy.
    2:14 -  Jeremiah introduces his second book, Cult of the Crow
    2:32- Jeremiah gets listeners up to speed with what he has been doing  
    3:10 -Jeremiah shares about the American Library Association conference 
    5:19 - Jeremiah & Vikki talk about writing workshops for students
    7:25 - Vikki reveals her new project: Author’s Librarian 
    8:00 - Jeremiah shares what he has learned during the year
    9:54 -Jeremiah reads from Cult of the Crow 
    15:48 - Vikki & Jeremiah close the podcast talking about the blog post that Jeremiah will write for Squishpen Productions 
    17:37: Jeremiah shares what’s happening for him in 2020
    Production Note: You can access Jeremiah’s first interview, Episode #34 here.  
     
    Connect with Jeremiah Franklin:
    Jeremiah’s website: https://jeremiahfranklin.com
     
    Resources Mentioned on the Podcast: 
    American Library Association Conference: http://www.ala.org/conferencesevents/upcoming-annual-conferences-midwinter-meetings
    Squishpen Productions Blog: https://www.squishpen.com/vikkijcarterblog
     
    Podcast Music Credits:
    Title: Amazing Plan by Kevin MacLeod (incompetech.com)
    Licensed under Creative Commons: By Attribution 3.0 License
    http://creativecommons.org/licenses/by/3.0/
     
     
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    • 20 min
    Episode 77: Julia Stoops: Visual Artist & Author of Parts per Million

    Episode 77: Julia Stoops: Visual Artist & Author of Parts per Million

    Episode 77: Julia Stoops: Visual Artist & Author of Parts per Million
     
    In This Episode, You’ll Hear:
    (Podcast run time 1 hour 12 min.)
    :48 - Introduction to Julia Stoops
    1:50 -  Julia & Vikki talk about living in Portland 
    3:40 -  Julia talks about her day job
    5:00- Julia & Vikki talk about web design 
    8:16 - Julia talks about marketing her book
    11:27 - Julia shares what she is currently reading 
    15:22 -Julia talks about the title of her book Parts per Million 
    28:42 - Julia shares about her writing group
    33:19- Julia talks about her publishing journey 
    48:09- Julia reads from Parts per Million
    1:10 - Julia provides a tip for success
     
    Connect with Julia Stoops:
    Julia’s website: http://juliastoops.com
     
    Resources Mentioned on the Podcast:
     
    The Pinewood Table: http://www.thepinewoodtable.com
     
    Podcast Music Credits:
     
    Title: Amazing Plan by Kevin MacLeod (incompetech.com)
    Licensed under Creative Commons: By Attribution 3.0 License
    http://creativecommons.org/licenses/by/3.0/
     
    Thanks For Listening
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    • 1 hr 12 min
    Episode 76: Michael (Mike) Copperman; Author of the heart-wrenching memoir - Teacher : Two Years in the Mississippi Delta

    Episode 76: Michael (Mike) Copperman; Author of the heart-wrenching memoir - Teacher : Two Years in the Mississippi Delta

    Episode 76: Michael (Mike) Copperman; Author of the heart-wrenching memoir - Teacher: Two Years in the Mississippi Delta
     
    In This Episode, You’ll Hear:
    (Podcast run time 50 min.)
    :30 - Introduction to Michael (Mike) Copperman
    3:38 -  Mike talks about his writing journey
    4:42 -  Mike shares what he is reading
    6:04- Mike shares about his fiction short stories
    7:05 - Mike & Vikki talk about university teaching & working with students
    10:05 - Mike talks about his writing process
    15:40 - Mike and Vikki talk about the development of the book, Teacher: Two Years in the Mississippi Delta
    18:05 - Vikki & Mike talk about the line between memories and publishing a memoir
    19:53- Mike shares the synopsis of the book  
    21:20 - Mike talks about his Teach for America experience
    23:19- Mike talks about his publishing journey 
    24:55 - Mike shares his journey of finding an agent 
    30:50 - Mike & Vikki talk about support groups
    33:00 -  Mike shares his inspiration
    36:27 - Mike talks about his future works & plans
    39:00 - Mike reads from Teacher: Two Years in the Mississippi Delta
    46:48 - Vikki & Mike talk about Vikki's followup questions from Mike’s reading 
    49:12 - Mike shares parting tips

    Connect with Michael (Mike) Copperman:
     
    Michael’s website: http://www.mikecopperman.com
     
    Resources Mentioned on the Podcast:
     
    Teach For America: https://www.teachforamerica.org
     
    Oregon Writers Collective: https://www.facebook.com/OWCabout/

     
    Podcast Music Credits:
     
    Title: Amazing Plan by Kevin MacLeod (incompetech.com)
    Licensed under Creative Commons: By Attribution 3.0 License
    http://creativecommons.org/licenses/by/3.0/
     
     
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    • 51 min
    Episode 75: Bonus Episode: Shannon Kaiser- #1 International Bestselling Author, Global Speaker, and Empowerment Coach 

    Episode 75: Bonus Episode: Shannon Kaiser- #1 International Bestselling Author, Global Speaker, and Empowerment Coach 

    Episode 75: Bonus Episode: Shannon Kaiser- #1 International Bestselling Author, Global Speaker, and Empowerment Coach 
     
    In This Episode, You’ll Hear:
    (Podcast run time 50 min.)
     
    :30 - Introduction to Shannon Kaiser
    1:25 -  Shannon shares about her personal journey & the start of her writing journey 
    3:00 - Shannon explains authentic living
    6:25- Shannon talks about the birth of her book The Joy Seeker
    7:47 - Vikki & Shannon talk about the book format
    9:00 - Shannon shares her writing journey 
    11:45 - Shannon talks about co-publishing & her publishing journey
    13:33 - Vikki & Shannon talk about discouragement 
    17:20 - Shannon talks about the phases of entrepreneurship   
    21:34 - Vikki shares her story about failure with Shannon
    23:05 - Shannon talks about her website
    26:05 - Shannon shares the information about her book, The Joy Seeker
    30:50 - Shannon reads from The Joy Seeker
    46:00 - Vikki & Shannon make plans for a future episode
    47:20 - Shannon closes the podcast with her plans regarding a book tour & retreats & marketing advice for authors 
     
    Connect with Shannon Kaiser:
    Shannon’s website: https://www.playwiththeworld.com
     
    Podcast Music Credits:
    Title: Amazing Plan by Kevin MacLeod (incompetech.com)
    Licensed under Creative Commons: By Attribution 3.0 License
    http://creativecommons.org/licenses/by/3.0/
     
    Thanks For Listening
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    • 53 min

Customer Reviews

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Truly Professional

I am one of the authors interviewed and I have to say it was a delightful experience. Vikki J. Carter put me completely at ease. Her questions were insightful, her manner was truly professional, and I’m very happy with the results. I wish her every success with her company.

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Awesome Podcast!

It’s insightful and interesting. I loved listening to the authors perspectives on self-publishing.

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Best podcast on authors in the PNW.

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