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Welcome to Blondie and the Brit. We are Authors KJ Waters and Suzanne Kelman working our way through the indie and traditionally published arena. Each week we will interview an expert in the industry for a fun and informative chat about writing habits, social media strategies, publishing tips, and book marketing advice and more. Join the quirky Blondie and the Brit comedy duo for a fabulous adventure in writing, publishing, and beyond! Subscribe today so you don't miss a single episode. Visit our website at www.blondieandbrit.com for show notes and an upcoming schedule.

Blondie and the Brit Suzanne Kelman and KJ Waters

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Welcome to Blondie and the Brit. We are Authors KJ Waters and Suzanne Kelman working our way through the indie and traditionally published arena. Each week we will interview an expert in the industry for a fun and informative chat about writing habits, social media strategies, publishing tips, and book marketing advice and more. Join the quirky Blondie and the Brit comedy duo for a fabulous adventure in writing, publishing, and beyond! Subscribe today so you don't miss a single episode. Visit our website at www.blondieandbrit.com for show notes and an upcoming schedule.

    Linda Broday -- Episode 92 -- Giggling with Outlaws

    Linda Broday -- Episode 92 -- Giggling with Outlaws

    We are so excited to bring Linda Broday back to the program. Linda is a USA Today and New York Times bestselling author of over twenty-five western historical romance novels and short stories. She was a finalist in the 2018 National Reader’s Choice awards and 2018 for her book To Catch a Texas Star, and was named Writer of the Year for 2018 by the Texas High Plains Writers organization.
    Today Linda shares her insights on her writing life where she publishes three to five books a year writing three pages a day. In her delightful Texas twang, she shares the moment she was discovered through a contest for new voices and encourages listeners to just write the book and persevere despite obstacles thrown in your way.
    Her latest book Longing for a Cowboy Christmas released on September 24, and her next book Mail Order Bride’s Secret comes out in January.

    • 38 min
    Kerry Anne King -- Episode 91 -- Whisper Me This

    Kerry Anne King -- Episode 91 -- Whisper Me This

    We are delighted, here on Blondie and the Brit, to re-introduce you to one of our favorite authors, Kerry Anne King, also writing as Kerry Schafer. Kerry has recently published her Amazon Kindle First Read, Whisper Me This, which is still ranking high on the Amazon charts.
    In this entertaining interview, Kerry discusses the unique cover design sparked from her husband's insistence, to how her son wrote a song with the lyrics that came to her spontaneously. She also discusses her work as a creativity coach using the Myers-Briggs Type Indicator. Kerry encourages our listeners to set achievable goals, not to doubt their own personal writing process, and to have fun while they are marketing. Kerry's 'keeping it real' interview mixed with her great sense of humor make this a lively and rewarding podcast.

    • 49 min
    Kelly Martin -- Episode 90 -- Happy Buddies and Haunted Houses

    Kelly Martin -- Episode 90 -- Happy Buddies and Haunted Houses

    This month on Blondie and the Brit we are excited to bring to you a fabulous multi-genre author, Kelly Martin. If you are struggling to find time to write we are sure you will be inspired by this Tennessean writer who tackled 8 books last year while raising 3 kids and working a full time job. Kelly also shares her love of photographing abandoned houses and one of her most successful marketing strategies on Instgram finding ghost hunters to spread the word about her books. You won't want to miss this southern sweetie and her inspiring author journey.  
    Don't miss her latest book, Between the Dreaming and the Dead that launches today here: http://geni.us/KellyMartin1

    • 3 min
    Linda Broday -- Episode 89 -- A True Texas Pantser

    Linda Broday -- Episode 89 -- A True Texas Pantser

    You will really enjoy our guest this month on Blondie and the Brit. We have Linda Broday on the show and she is a sheer delight. Linda shares her writer’s journey from humble beginnings to award-winning, New York Times, and USA Today best-selling author.
    Her delightful Texas cowboy stories set in a different time are not only charming, but she also explores a time of challenge and determination. This is reflected in Linda’s desire to write better endings for her friends who have difficulties in their own lives. She shares her journey from competitions to publication and her experiences of indie vs. traditionally published. Pull up a chair and be drawn back to a time gone by in the Wild West.   

    • 43 min
    Rachel Thompson -- Episode 88 -- Books, Blogging and a Bad Redhead

    Rachel Thompson -- Episode 88 -- Books, Blogging and a Bad Redhead

    This month on Blondie and the Brit we are delighted to bring you one of our all-time favorite guests, in fact her podcast last year was voted #1 in our podcast awards. Rachel Thompson is the face behind BadRedhead Media and always brings great energy and information to the podcast.
    This time she shares her expertise in book marketing and introduces us to her current promo event, #NaNoProMo (National Novel Promotion Month), inspired by #NaNoWriMo. 
    Rachel's version is a month-long initiative of tips, resources, and daily giveaways from experts across the book marketing and publishing industry -- all free.
    Rachel also gives advice from her two #BookMarketing books on how to optimize SEO for your blog, the advantages of choosing Wordpress blogging platform and how to target your perfect reader.  
    Suzanne is featured on the blog and we are giving away a 30-minute podcast or consult with Suzanne here.
    Visit the fun over on Rachel's blog here.
     
     

    • 28 min
    Jodi Thomas -- Episode 87 -- Your Life as a Quilt

    Jodi Thomas -- Episode 87 -- Your Life as a Quilt

    This month we are excited to bring to you the delightful Jodi Thomas. Jodi is not only a USA Today and New York Times bestseller, she is also the eleventh writer to be inducted into the Romance Writers Hall of Fame after winning her third RITA award. Five of them now sit on her crowded shelf along with National Reader's Choice Awards, and Booksellers' Best Awards.
    With nearly 50 books under her belt, Jodi gives us an insight into her journey to best-selling author in her charming Texas drawl. She talks about changing genres with her latest book Mornings on Main and about the upcoming Christmas release Mistletoe Miracles. We had a good laugh when Jodi shared her experiences at Avon KissCon. She also demonstrates her tenacity in describing her library tours and the dogged strategy at the beginning of her career to get the word out about her books. Don’t miss this wonderful interview with a truly lovely lady.

    • 41 min

Customer Reviews

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5 Ratings

Gary S. Pritchett ,

A brilliant podcast!

Pick an interview, any interview- and you'll be captivated by the open banter, welcoming conversation and priceless presentation of information given freely with laughter.
KJ and Suzanne are brilliantly real and find outstanding personalities to further a desire shared by each listener- to become successful and feel a part of something larger...highly recommended each and every week.

Gary S. Pritchett ,

My favorite podcast!

Each week I learn a wealth of information while being entertained by the open and honest banter between K.J. Waters, Suzanne Kelman and their weekly guest...simply fantastic and worthwhile in every way!

Notdrwatson88 ,

Great Interviews & Energy!

I love this new podcast! Dynamic interviews & excellent information. Both KJ & Suzanne lead fun & lively shows. Looking forward to learning and enjoying more of this podcast.

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