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Behind the Pen is an audio podcast hosted by award-winning author and filmmaker, Karina Kantas. She chats with her artistic guests about their love for their craft, their journey so far and what their future plans are. Every episode is unique and you never know who she'll be talking to next. A New York Times Best-selling author, film star, and illustrator, editor of a fashion magazine, a musician from India, a Psychic medium.
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Behind The Pen Karina Kantas

    • Arts
    • 5.0 • 29 Ratings

Behind the Pen is an audio podcast hosted by award-winning author and filmmaker, Karina Kantas. She chats with her artistic guests about their love for their craft, their journey so far and what their future plans are. Every episode is unique and you never know who she'll be talking to next. A New York Times Best-selling author, film star, and illustrator, editor of a fashion magazine, a musician from India, a Psychic medium.
Listen to the audio podcast on Anchor, Spotify, Apple and all good podcast platforms.

    Behind The Pen with Hunter Lewandowski - writer, musician, artist - creator of worlds.

    Behind The Pen with Hunter Lewandowski - writer, musician, artist - creator of worlds.

    Imagine a writer creating a world with as much detail as one of Tolkien's worlds. Now imagine it not just being a world but a multiverse. Do you know how much work would go into creating something like that?  Now imagine this world is not just written in books, but the story is made into a series of comics and atmospheric instrumental music on top of that.

    You really need to meet Hunter, the man Behind the Pen.

    https://www.archivesoftheskullking.com/
    https://twitter.com/SkullkingTC
    https://www.instagram.com/skullkingtc/
    https://www.facebook.com/hunter.lewandowski.94


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    • 57 min
    Fran Hawthorne - author/writer

    Fran Hawthorne - author/writer

     

    Fran is a non-fiction and literary fiction novelist with a background in journalism. She has published eight non-fiction books and two novels and is currently writing another two.
    We talk about the art of writing and publishing. Fran puts nonfiction into her fiction, ensuring her 

    themes are passionate and relatable, making sure her opinions/ or the character's opinions on important matters happening in our world are made clear through her fiction novels.



    Website       https://www.hawthornewriter.com/

    Instagram    https://www.instagram.com/hawthornewriter/

    Twitter          https://twitter.com/hawthornewriter


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    • 34 min
    #NaPodPoMo Day 30 Victoria Saccenti - Author

    #NaPodPoMo Day 30 Victoria Saccenti - Author

    Yay we did it!!!   #NaPodPoMo  completed!

    And to go out with a band. I chat with multi-award-winning, best-selling prolific author Victoria Saccenti.



    First, I got confused and didn't realise at the time that this was my last podcast for #NaPodPoMo, and then we chatted about dog breeds. Yep, it's gonna be one of those shows. 

    We do get to some hot #fantasy #novels and some #hot and #spicy #BDSM and then get into my genre and go #dark. And to think this #lady started her writing career off with sweet romances. Nah, there is nothing too sweet about any of Victoria's books. They all have intense drama and messages and are all page-turners. We discuss what goes into #writing a #book and the stages it needs to go to until it's finally on the shelves, and I ask Victoria how she can jump from one fiction #genre #series, write the book and then start on a new book for a different #fiction series.

    Come and meet the super-talented, Victoria Saccenti, the lady Behind The Pen.



    For all book links and social media.  https://linktr.ee/victoria.saccenti.author
    Read Tropical Christmas for free.  https://storyoriginapp.com/giveaways/abac16b4-701e-11ed-9538-17e0d23f9b7f


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    • 36 min
    #NaPodPoMo Day 29 - Samantha Bryant - author

    #NaPodPoMo Day 29 - Samantha Bryant - author

    First, a poet, now a contracted author, next - going indie. I had such a laugh with Samantha. If anyone can call their debut series, Menopausal Superheros, has to have a good sense of humour. It's about time someone wrote about not being your average superhero and not your average size. I love that Samantha was willing to go out of the box, which paid off. Find out what else she's up to, and we covered so many different topics I can't go through them all.

    https://bit.ly/SamanthaBryant

    https://www.samanthabryant.com






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    • 35 min
    #NaPodPoMo day 29 - Sean Hillman - author gamer/role play

    #NaPodPoMo day 29 - Sean Hillman - author gamer/role play

    There is a big connection between role-playing games and writing fiction; Sean will happily explain it as he enjoys doing both. Sean is also a blogger and published in an anthology; another is coming out next year. He also has his debut fiction novella coming out early next year, which he's excited about, and I'm excited for him. So much so, that I make sure to give him a few marketing tips. Sean has been a part of the writing community for a while now and even hosts, writing sprints, which are very well-received and much-needed.

    We also discuss, Choose Your Own Adventure. Whatever happened to those books?

    https://www.thewickedboys.com/

    https://zer0meansyouredead.wordpress.com


    #roleplay #choosyourownadventure #fantasy #scifi #blogger #writingsprints #publishing #marketing #podcaster #podcasting #podcast #BehindThePen #AuthorAssist #KarinaKantas #SeanHillman


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    • 39 min
    #NaPodPoMo day 27 - Bite Sized 4

    #NaPodPoMo day 27 - Bite Sized 4

    So this rant is about huge disappointment because of a decision Alexia, and I made, and will stick with our decision. Although I'm sure, many of you will disagree. It's my right to choose. This is the second time I've left down others because of it. But this, I had been waiting for five years.
    So a huge disappointment.




    And to top it all off, after filming this episode, I tore a muscle or ligament in my knee, which could take six weeks to three months to heal. MRI tomorrow.  

    And I bought a gown for New Year's Eve in the Black Friday Sale, and I will have nowhere to wear it. 

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