53 episodes

Reading Between the Lines
Are you a book lover always looking for that next great storyteller who can transport you into a reality unlike your own? Or maybe you're a creative writer looking for the perfect muse to inspire you to create a world of pure imagination. Well then, Beyond the Pen is an excellent podcast for you. Hosted by Maccabee and Marccella, two book-loving voice actors who act more like siblings than co-hosts. Each week, they interview unknown and newly published authors about themselves, their books, and, most importantly, the story behind the story.

Inspiring and Educating
That's not all. At the end of every month, Maccabee and Marccella interview the creative experts within the publishing world, giving you a behind-the-scenes look into what it takes to publish your favorite books. 

For More Information
To learn more about the show, our guests, and where you can get your copy of their books, visit our website at BeyondthePenPodcast.Com. In addition, transcripts are available for purchase at Buy Me a Coffee with a donation of $5 or more. Make sure to leave your email address and what episode transcription you'd like.

Help Grow Our Community
Remember to follow us, leave a review, and share your favorite episode(s) to continue growing a supportive community of storytelling book lovers worldwide. If you want to become a show sponsor, contact us. We would love to spotlight your business as we have for the following companies: Text4More, Malibash LLC, and The Memory Collective.

Beyond the Pen Maccabee and Marccella

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    • 4.9 • 15 Ratings

Reading Between the Lines
Are you a book lover always looking for that next great storyteller who can transport you into a reality unlike your own? Or maybe you're a creative writer looking for the perfect muse to inspire you to create a world of pure imagination. Well then, Beyond the Pen is an excellent podcast for you. Hosted by Maccabee and Marccella, two book-loving voice actors who act more like siblings than co-hosts. Each week, they interview unknown and newly published authors about themselves, their books, and, most importantly, the story behind the story.

Inspiring and Educating
That's not all. At the end of every month, Maccabee and Marccella interview the creative experts within the publishing world, giving you a behind-the-scenes look into what it takes to publish your favorite books. 

For More Information
To learn more about the show, our guests, and where you can get your copy of their books, visit our website at BeyondthePenPodcast.Com. In addition, transcripts are available for purchase at Buy Me a Coffee with a donation of $5 or more. Make sure to leave your email address and what episode transcription you'd like.

Help Grow Our Community
Remember to follow us, leave a review, and share your favorite episode(s) to continue growing a supportive community of storytelling book lovers worldwide. If you want to become a show sponsor, contact us. We would love to spotlight your business as we have for the following companies: Text4More, Malibash LLC, and The Memory Collective.

    A Passionate Prequel to the Classics with Guest Author Alice McVeigh

    A Passionate Prequel to the Classics with Guest Author Alice McVeigh

    In This Episode
    Have you ever considered creating fan fiction for your favorite book series? Or maybe experiment with a well-known character's backstory to answer the question, what if? Well, this week's guest author, Alice McVeigh, did just that to one of Jane Austen's most infamous villainous characters, Lady Susan. In Susan - A Jane Austen Prequel, Alice shows us that not all villains start evil initially but are gradually changed over time. Her love of Jane Austen is so overwhelming and unprecedented; you can hear it in her voice during our interview. So come with us as we glimpse into the what-if of Lady Susan's childhood with author Alice McVeigh on Beyond the Pen.

    For More Information
    To learn more about the show, our guests, and where you can get your copy of their books, visit our website at BeyondthePenPodcast.Com. In addition, you can donate to the show by using Buy Me a Coffee. Finally, make sure to leave your email address and what episode transcription you'd like.

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    • 53 min
    The Empathetic Penguin, Peanut with guest author Aruna Lepore

    The Empathetic Penguin, Peanut with guest author Aruna Lepore

    In This Episode
    Teaching our children about empathy in their early stages of life is very important to any parent. However, it takes talented and passionate people to create these feelings in those around them at any age. This week's guest, Aruna M. Lepore, is a shining example of this with her children's book, Peanut the Penguin. The origin of Peanut has been inspired by the penguins of Cape Town, South Africa, to her roots in Trinidad, located in the Caribbean Islands. Follow us as we discover how a penguin who loves to sing inspires children and parents alike to understand empathy and how we can empower others to do the same.

    For More Information
    To learn more about the show, our guests, and where you can get your copy of their books, visit our website at BeyondthePenPodcast.Com. In addition, you can donate to the show by using Buy Me a Coffee. Make sure to leave your email address and what episode transcription you'd like.

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    • 43 min
    The Aro and Ace of Romance with Guest Author Gwen Tolios

    The Aro and Ace of Romance with Guest Author Gwen Tolios

    In This Episode
    Dinners are a time to catch up on the goings on in our family and friends' lives. It's also a time when parents ask their single-adult children all those questions no one wants to hear. Are you dating anyone yet? When are you going to settle down and have children? Have you even tried looking for the right guy/girl? This can drive many of us crazy, especially if you're not into the opposite sex. And to make things worse, your best friend blurts out, "Oh, we've been dating for a while now." This is exactly what Monica did to her best friend, Lisa, in Gwen Tolios's queer romance, Returning to You.

    For More Information
    To learn more about the show, our guests, and where you can get your copy of their books, visit our website at BeyondthePenPodcast.Com. In addition, you can donate to the show by using Buy Me a Coffee. Finally, make sure to leave your email address and what episode transcription you'd like.

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    • 46 min
    A Train of Positivity with Guest Author Sandy Joy Weston

    A Train of Positivity with Guest Author Sandy Joy Weston

    In this Episode
    Coming from a generation of mental health and trauma can rain on anyone's parade. However, our guest author, Sandy Joy Weston, has always found some way to keep thinking positively no matter the storm has come her way. Physically, mentally, emotionally, and even spiritually. This allowed her to rise from the projects to owning and training her more well-known clients over the years. So, come with us as we go beyond the G.A.M.E. changing system in her book, Train Your Head & The Body Will Follow - Reach Any Goal In 3-Minutes a Day while discovering the ups and downs that have challenged her positive outlook on life.

    For More Information
    To learn more about the show, our guests, and where you can get your copy of their books, visit our website at BeyondthePenPodcast.Com. In addition, you can donate to the show by using Buy Me a Coffee. Finally, make sure to leave your email address and what episode transcription you'd like.

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    • 40 min
    Traveling the Silk Road with author Kirsten Marion

    Traveling the Silk Road with author Kirsten Marion

    In This Episode
    Are you someone who loves geography or Alchemicals like the Philosopher's Stone? What would you do if you came across a mythical creature who disappeared behind a bolder? Would you find a way past it to travel to a whole new world? Well, that's what Lucy and Dee, our protagonists, did as they traveled down the Silk Road - made of real silk into the world of magic, dragons, and demons. So come with us as we go Beyond the Pen with author Kirsten Marion and her book, Lucy and Dee - The Silk Road.

    For More Information
    To learn more about the show, our guests, and where you can get your copy of their books, visit our website at BeyondthePenPodcast.Com. In addition, you can donate to the show by using Buy Me a Coffee. Finally, make sure to leave your email address and what episode transcription you'd like.

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    • 48 min
    A Grandfather's Fortune with Author Mary Kendall

    A Grandfather's Fortune with Author Mary Kendall

    In This Episode
    History has a great way of inspiring creativity, especially when our ancestors are the inspiration. Guest author, Mary Kendall, tells us how her grandfather, a lawyer, inspired her to write The Spinster's Fortune. This historically driven fictional tale brings us back to two months before Black Tuesday occurs, sending us into WWII. We'll be discussing everything from generational wealth and how it can tear families apart to how her love of history and architecture influenced how she tells stories. So follow us as we go Beyond the Pen, inspired by a grandfather's tale of fortune and fame.

    For More Information
    To learn more about the show, our guests, and where you can get your copy of their books, visit our website at BeyondthePenPodcast.Com. In addition, you can donate to the show by using Buy Me a Coffee. Finally, make sure to leave your email address and what episode transcription you'd like.

    Help Grow Our Community
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    • 45 min

Customer Reviews

4.9 out of 5
15 Ratings

15 Ratings

T.J.Myers ,

Truth about Tommy Keane

Hosts were fun and welcoming, great fun interview!
I am now a fan!

faegal55 ,

Love it!

Great hosts, good questions lively conversations !!

Teri M Brown ,

There's More to the Story

I love how Maccabee and Marccella help listeners see the story behind the story. Excellent podcast!

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