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Authors Over 50’s weekly podcast celebrates writers and their journeys to publication. Writing after 50 is a whole story on its own. So, let’s skip to life’s sweetest third and talk with authors about their journey from pen to publish.
Welcome. I’m Julia Daily, your host, and I invite you to listen to interviews with writers who’ve achieved their goal of publishing a book just later in life. We’ve seen award lists for Under 30 or Under 40, but I’ve yet to see lists for those who’ve achieved a significant milestone of their own—launching a new career and publishing their first book after the age of 50. We will hear about these authors’ inspirations, struggles, strategies, and the smell of that first book. These writers’ journeys inspire me because I’m one of them.

Authors Over 50 Julia Brewer Daily, Julia Daily

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    • 5.0 • 15 Ratings

Authors Over 50’s weekly podcast celebrates writers and their journeys to publication. Writing after 50 is a whole story on its own. So, let’s skip to life’s sweetest third and talk with authors about their journey from pen to publish.
Welcome. I’m Julia Daily, your host, and I invite you to listen to interviews with writers who’ve achieved their goal of publishing a book just later in life. We’ve seen award lists for Under 30 or Under 40, but I’ve yet to see lists for those who’ve achieved a significant milestone of their own—launching a new career and publishing their first book after the age of 50. We will hear about these authors’ inspirations, struggles, strategies, and the smell of that first book. These writers’ journeys inspire me because I’m one of them.

    From the Cartoon Network and HGTV to First Novel with Mickey Dubrow

    From the Cartoon Network and HGTV to First Novel with Mickey Dubrow

    My guest today wrote television promos, marketing presentations, and scripts for clients including Cartoon Network, TNT Latin America, and HGTV for more than thirty years. He is an Associate Member of The Science Fiction and Fantasy Writers Association, a Member of The Author’s Guild, and the Atlanta Writers Club. His short stories and essays have appeared in Prime Number Magazine, The Good Men Project, The Signal Mountain Review, and Full Grown People. His first novel, American Judas, was a Finalist for the 2020 Georgia Author of the Year Award in the category of First Novel. He lives in Atlanta with his wife, author Jessica Handler. Welcome to Authors Over 50, Mickey Dubrow.

    • 30 min
    A Conscientious Objector Dedicates Memoir to His Mother with Robert Norris

    A Conscientious Objector Dedicates Memoir to His Mother with Robert Norris

    My guest today was a conscientious objector to the Vietnam War and served time in a military prison for refusing his order to fight. In his twenties, he roamed across the United States, went to Europe twice, and made one journey around the world. In 1983, he landed in Japan, where he became a professor at a private university and retired as a professor emeritus. He is the author of three novels, a novella, and over 20 research papers on teaching. His latest book is a memoir and tribute to his mother. It's titled "The Good Lord Willing and the Creek Don't Rise: Pentimento Memories of Mom and Me." He and his wife still reside in Japan. Welcome to Authors Over 50, Robert W. Norris.

    • 38 min
    Escaping the Nazis Twice with Robert Wolf

    Escaping the Nazis Twice with Robert Wolf

    My guest today grew up an only child of parents whose stories described their escape from communist Hungary, and his father's tragic history of escaping the Nazis twice. Having his own parents taken to Auschwitz inspired my guest to document his parents' experiences and share them with Jewish groups and others throughout the United States. "Not a Real Enemy" shares his family saga and the forgotten history of the nearly half million Hungarian Jews who were deported and killed during the Holocaust. His book is an epic and inspiring tale of daring escapes, terrifying oppression, tragedy, and triumph. Welcome to Authors Over 50, Dr. Robert Wolf.

    • 35 min
    Mission Transition for Veterans with Matthew Louis

    Mission Transition for Veterans with Matthew Louis

    My guest today is one of the nation’s leading experts in career transition for veterans and public service professionals. He coaches individuals on their transition efforts and advises employers on hiring programs designed to successfully assimilate these valuable talent pools. He’s the author of the award-winning and best-selling book Mission Transition, a practical guide for veterans, their families, and their employers. His second book, Hiring Veterans, a practical guide for organizational leaders on how to build programs to successfully assimilate veteran and military spouse talent. He holds an MBA in Operations and Finance from The Kelley School of Business at Indiana University, a B.S. in Mechanical Engineering from West Point, and is a graduate of the US Army Command and General Staff College. He is also the President of Purepost, the optimal means for matching talent to available roles in the US economy. Welcome to Authors Over 50, Matthew Louis.

    • 34 min
    Memoir of a Not-Famous Lawyer with Mark Shaiken

    Memoir of a Not-Famous Lawyer with Mark Shaiken

    My guest today practiced commercial bankruptcy law for almost forty years before moving on to writing, volunteering, traveling, and playing music. He’s the author of an award-winning Legal Thriller Series set in Kansas City, with a backdrop of Jazz, BBQ, and history. He is also the author of essays on life before, during, and after the law (a memoir of a not-famous lawyer). He lives with his wife, Loren, and their dog, Emily, in Denver, Colorado. Welcome to Authors Over 50, Mark Shaiken.

    • 37 min
    How Women Reinvent Themselves with Linda Rosen

    How Women Reinvent Themselves with Linda Rosen

    My guest today is a Fitness Professional turned novelist. Her books are set in the “not-too-distant past” and examine how women reinvent themselves despite obstacles thrown their way. A central theme is that blood is not all that makes a family– and they always feature a piece of jewelry! She is a Women's Fiction Writers Association member and co-founder of the South Florida chapter of the Women’s National Book Association. In addition, she is a founding member of The Author Talk Network, an administrator of the Facebook Group, Bookish Road Trip, and editor of their newsletter, Wanderlust. She lives with her husband in New Jersey, but when the leaves fall and she has to swap sandals for shoes and socks, they move to their home in Florida. Welcome to Authors Over 50, Linda Rosen.

    • 43 min

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