How can you juggle full-time writing and a family? How can you manage ambition about adventure and travel with a desire to be a 7-figure author? How can you be both creative and a business-person? I talk about all this and more in today's wide-ranging interview with Emily Kimelman.
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Emily Kimelman is the author of the Sydney Rye Mystery series, and also writes fantasy under Emily Reed.
You can listen above or on your favorite podcast app or read the notes and links below. Here are the highlights and the full transcript below.
* The challenges and silver lining of being a dyslexic writer
* Travel as part of an author’s life
* Writing while traveling and going slowly to facilitate that
* The blurred lines between fact and fiction
* Keeping an author business going with two small children
* Strategies for working toward a 7-figure year
* Pros and cons of having two fiction pen names
You can find Emily Kimelman at EmilyKimelman.com
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Transcript of Interview with Emily Kimelman
Joanna: Emily Kimelman is the author of the Sydney Rye Mystery series, and also writes fantasy under Emily Reed. Welcome, Emily.
Emily: Thank you. It's so great to be here.
Joanna: Great to have you on the show.
First up, tell us a bit more about you and how you got into writing.