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E Reads Podcast where books and creativity intersect.

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E Reads Podcast where books and creativity intersect.

    Beyond the Page: The Craft of Worldbuilding

    Beyond the Page: The Craft of Worldbuilding

    Join us on the eReads Podcast as we dive into the captivating world of worldbuilding with Sarena Straus. Together, we explore the intricate art of crafting immersive settings and compelling narratives that not only grip readers but also have the potential to shine on the screen.

    Bio

    Sarena Straus writes novels for the curious and adventurous, for people who are intrigued by a "what-if" scenario and like to explore the outcomes. Her characters are ordinary people who find out that they are capable of extraordinary things and discover that one person can truly make a difference. After receiving a BA in art history and political science from Barnard, Sarena graduated from Fordham University School of Law. She then worked for five years at the Bronx District Attorney's Office (BXDA), where she prosecuted sex crimes and child abuse cases. After leaving BXDA, she published a true-crime memoir, Bronx DA: True Stories from the Sex Crimes and Domestic Violence unit (Barricade, 2006). In 2010, her book sold as a TV Pilot to CBS/Paramount. She's gone on to publish numerous legal articles and works of poetry and was an editor for a legal magazine. For a few years, she was also a talking head, commenting on current criminal cases in the media on tv and radio. Today, she lives in Hudson Valley, NY with her husband, two children (also budding writers), two naughty Labrador retrievers, and two barn cats. She is now working on sequels to her debut novel REINCEPTION. When not writing or lawyering, Sarena loves to scuba dive, take photographs, and travel off the beaten path. She'll swap diving or courtroom stories w

    Social Media Links:

    website: www.SarenaStraus.com [http://www.sarenastraus.com/]

    Twitter (X) [https://twitter.com/SarenaStraus]

    Facebook [https://www.facebook.com/SarenaStraus]

    Instagram [https://www.instagram.com/sarenastraus/]

    Books

    ReInception [https://sarenastraus.com/books/reinception/]

    Connect with Liz

    Website https://lizbullardwrites.com [https://lizbullardwrites.com/]

    Email: liz@Lizbullardwrites.com

    Instagram [https://www.instagram.com/lizbullardwrites/]

    Tiktok [https://www.tiktok.com/@lizbullardwrites]

    Facebook [https://www.facebook.com/eReadsPodcast]

    Amazon Author Page [https://www.amazon.com/stores/Liz-Bullard/author/B0B4ZJYJ15?ref=ap_rdr&store_ref=ap_rdr&isDramIntegrated=true&shoppingPortalEnabled=true]

    Books

    Snow Fall (FREE)  [https://lizbullardwrites.com/b/BcDAd]

    Prophecy Trilogy Series  [https://lizbullardwrites.com/collection/prophecy-series]

    • 23 min
    Navigating Emotional Depths Through Poetry and Memoir

    Navigating Emotional Depths Through Poetry and Memoir

    In this episode of the eReads Podcast, delve into the intricate interplay between poetry, memoir, and emotional narratives with special guest Thomas Allbaugh, Ph.D. Explore how poetry and memoir can serve as profound tools for navigating complex emotions and sharing personal stories.

    Trigger warning: This episode explores themes of grief, suicide, and depression.

    Bio

    Thomas Allbaugh is the author of a novel, Apocalypse TV, a collection of stories titled Subtle Man Loses His Day Job and Other Stories, and The View from January, a poetry chapbook published by Kelsay Books. His poems have appeared in Modern Poetry Quarterly Review, Fathom, Amethyst Review, Whale Road Review, and other journals. He teaches writing at Azusa Pacific University.

    Social Media Links:

    website: thomasallbaugh.com [http://thomasallbaugh.com/]

    Twitter (X) [https://twitter.com/tallbaugh1/status/911686164700000256]

    Facebook [https://www.facebook.com/PretextsForWriting/]

    Books

    The title of my most recent books:

     Subtle Man Loses His Day Job and Other Stories, from Resource Publishing, of Wipf & Stock  [https://www.amazon.com/Subtle-Man-Loses-Other-Stories/dp/1725259370/ref=sr_1_1?dchild=1&keywords=thomas+allbaugh+subtle+man&qid=1602703269&s=books&sr=1-1]

    The View from January  Poems, from Kelsay Books [https://www.amazon.com/dp/1950462579/ref=sr_1_fkmr0_1?keywords=thomas+albaugh+the+view+from+january&qid=1579020057&s=books&sr=1-1-fkmr0]

    Connect with Liz

    Website https://lizbullardwrites.com [https://lizbullardwrites.com/]

    Email: liz@Lizbullardwrites.com

    Instagram [https://www.instagram.com/lizbullardwrites/]

    Tiktok [https://www.tiktok.com/@lizbullardwrites]

    Facebook [https://www.facebook.com/eReadsPodcast]

    Amazon Author Page [https://www.amazon.com/stores/Liz-Bullard/author/B0B4ZJYJ15?ref=ap_rdr&store_ref=ap_rdr&isDramIntegrated=true&shoppingPortalEnabled=true]

    Books

    Snow Fall (FREE)  [https://lizbullardwrites.com/b/BcDAd]

    Prophecy Trilogy Series  [https://lizbullardwrites.com/collection/prophecy-series]

    • 28 min
    Finding Meaning in Memoirs: Linda Strader's Insightful Journey

    Finding Meaning in Memoirs: Linda Strader's Insightful Journey

    In this episode of the eReads Podcast, join us as we dive into the art of crafting memoirs with heart and meaning. Our special guest, Linda Strader, shares her valuable insights and experiences in memoir writing, offering a glimpse into the world of heartfelt storytelling. Tune in to discover the secrets behind creating memoirs that resonate with readers and leave a lasting impact.

    Bio

    Originally from Syracuse, New York, Ms. Strader moved to Prescott, Arizona with her family in 1972. In 1976, she became one of the first women hired on a U.S. Forest Service fire crew.

    Summers of Fire: A Memoir of Adventure, Love and Courage, was released on May 1st, 2018 by Bedazzled Ink Publishing. Her publishing history includes many web articles about writing memoir, her publishing and marketing experiences, and wildland firefighting. She has given talks on these topics to many clubs, including the American Association of University Women. Parade Magazine published an excerpt in 2018, and the PBS show Arizona Illustrated featured her segment "Wildland Firefighter," in the fall of 2019.

    The prequel to Summers of Fire, Uprooted: A New Life In The Arizona Sun, was released by Bedazzled Ink Publishing on December 1st, 2021.

    Ms. Strader holds two degrees: a Bachelor of Landscape Architecture, and a Master's in Planning from the University of Arizona. In addition to writing, she is a landscape architect, certified arborist, and watercolor artist. She currently lives in the same area where her Forest Service career began.

    Social Media Links:

    Email: Lstrader2008@aol.com

    Twitter (X)  [https://twitter.com/desertplantlove]

    Facebook [https://www.facebook.com/LindaStraderauthor]

    Blog [https://summersoffirebook.blogspot.com/]

    Books

    Amazon US: Summers of Fire: A Memoir of Adventure, Love, and Courage [https://www.amazon.com/dp/1945805668]

    Uprooted: A New Life in the Arizona Sun [https://www.amazon.com/dp/1949290735]

    Amazon UK: Summers of Fire: A Memoir of Adventure, Love, and Courage [https://www.amazon.co.uk/Summers-Fire.../dp/B07BKT5PST]

    Uprooted: A New Life in the Arizona Sun [https://www.amazon.co.uk/Uprooted-New-Life-Arizona-Sun/dp/1949290735/ref=tmm_pap_swatch_0?_encoding=UTF8&qid=1635163595&sr=1-1]

    Barnes and Noble: Summers of Fire: A Memoir of Adventure, Love, and Courage [https://www.barnesandnoble.com/w/summers-of-fire-linda-strader/1127073115?ean=9781945805660]

    Uprooted: A New Life in the Arizona Sun [https://www.barnesandnoble.com/w/uprooted-linda-strader/1140370352?ean=9781949290738]

    Connect with Liz

    Website https://lizbullardwrites.com [https://lizbullardwrites.com/]

    Email: liz@Lizbullardwrites.com

    Instagram [https://www.instagram.com/lizbullardwrites/]

    Tiktok [https://www.tiktok.com/@lizbullardwrites]

    Facebook [https://www.facebook.com/eReadsPodcast]

    Amazon Author Page [https://www.amazon.com/stores/Liz-Bullard/author/B0B4ZJYJ15?ref=ap_rdr&store_ref=ap_rdr&isDramIntegrated=true&shoppingPortalEnabled=true]

    Books

    Snow Fall (FREE)  [https://lizbullardwrites.com/b/BcDAd]

    Prophecy Trilogy Series  [https://lizbullardwrites.com/collection/prophecy-series]

    • 25 min
    Crafting Clarity: Mastering Outlining in the Writing Process

    Crafting Clarity: Mastering Outlining in the Writing Process

    Join us for an enlightening episode as we chat with Jeff Berney about the art of outlining and its pivotal role in the writing process. Explore how effective outlining can bring structure, coherence, and momentum to your writing journey. Dive into valuable insights and strategies shared by Jeff to streamline your writing process.

    Bio

    Jeff has been living in his head since 1974, so it wasn't much of a jump for him to live in his characters' heads. And after more than 20 years as an advertising writer, he decided he'd sleep better writing stories that keep people up at night.

    He lives with (and for) his amazing wife, four of his seven rambunctious children, two doodles, and three cats, as well as the occasional fish or rabbit.

    His debut novel, "A Killer Secret" was published In December 2019 followed by "The Fall of Faith" in October 2022.

    Social Media Links:

    Goodreads [https://www.goodreads.com/author/show/19793658.Jeff_Berney]

    Instagram [https://www.instagram.com/jeffberneyauthor/]

    TikTok [http://www.tiktok.com/@jeffberneyauthor]

    Pinterest [https://www.pinterest.com/jeffberney/]

    Books

    A Killer Secret [https://jeffberney.com/book/akillersecret/] (2019)

    The Fall of Faith [https://jeffberney.com/book/the-fall-of-faith/] (2022)

    Connect with Liz

    Website https://lizbullardwrites.com [https://lizbullardwrites.com/]

    Email: liz@Lizbullardwrites.com

    Instagram [https://www.instagram.com/lizbullardwrites/]

    Tiktok [https://www.tiktok.com/@lizbullardwrites]

    Facebook [https://www.facebook.com/eReadsPodcast]

    Amazon Author Page [https://www.amazon.com/stores/Liz-Bullard/author/B0B4ZJYJ15?ref=ap_rdr&store_ref=ap_rdr&isDramIntegrated=true&shoppingPortalEnabled=true]

    Books

    Snow Fall (FREE)  [https://lizbullardwrites.com/b/BcDAd]

    Prophecy Trilogy Series  [https://lizbullardwrites.com/collection/prophecy-series]

    • 23 min
    Sweeping Away Writer's Block: Decluttering for Enhanced Writing Productivity

    Sweeping Away Writer's Block: Decluttering for Enhanced Writing Productivity

    In this episode, we dive into a fascinating conversation with Julie Coraccio on the transformative power of decluttering for boosting writing productivity. Join us as we explore how clearing physical and mental clutter can unleash creativity, enhance focus, and elevate the quality of your writing. Discover practical tips and insights on decluttering as a tool to ignite your writing process. A must-listen for writers seeking to unlock their full creative potential and streamline their writing journey!

    Bio

    Julie Coraccio is an award-winning professional life, and end of life, organizer, certified life coach, and professional declutter'er.  She is passionate about supporting people in clearing clutter in all areas of their lives; getting organized; and becoming more mindful and aware. She hosts the popular podcast, Clear Your Clutter Inside & Out and is the author of 15 books.

    Happily married to Tony she is also at the beck and call of rescued black cats Antonio, NiNi and Gus. Based in Wheeling, WV, Julie works with people all over the world. She enjoys hiking, reading, learning about environmental and animal issues, baking and spending time with her nieces and nephew. The bathtub is her woman cave.

    Social Media Links:

    Schedule your 15-minute FREE consultation  [https://reawakenyourbrilliance.com/schedule-your-appointment/?mc_cid=b6f1f9b938&mc_eid=c3112c3cbb]

    facebook [https://www.facebook.com/ReawakenYourBrilliance]

    instagram [https://www.instagram.com/reawakenyourbrilliance/]

    linkedin [https://www.linkedin.com/in/juliescoraccio/]

    youtube [https://www.youtube.com/user/SeibertRadio]

    Books

    How to Declutter Your Home & Life: 21 Day Challenge [https://reawakenyourbrilliance.com/product/how-to-declutter-your-home-your-life-book-21-day-challenge/]

    Clear Your Clutter Inside & Out  [https://reawakenyourbrilliance.com/product/clearing-clutter-change-your-life-clear-clutter-inside-ou-book/]

    CCIO Workbook  [https://reawakenyourbrilliance.com/product/clear-your-clutter-inside-and-out-workbook/]

    Got Clutter? 365 Journal Prompts : Reclaim Time, Money, Sanity & Resources: Spiritual  [https://reawakenyourbrilliance.com/product/365-journal-prompts-clear-spiritual-clutter/]

    Got Clutter? 365 Journal Prompts : Reclaim Time, Money, Sanity & Resources: Mental  [https://reawakenyourbrilliance.com/product/mental-clutter-coach-365-journal-prompts-clear-mental-clutter/]

    Connect with Liz

    Website https://lizbullardwrites.com [https://lizbullardwrites.com/]

    Email: liz@Lizbullardwrites.com

    Instagram [https://www.instagram.com/lizbullardwrites/]

    Tiktok [https://www.tiktok.com/@lizbullardwrites]

    Facebook [https://www.facebook.com/eReadsPodcast]

    Amazon Author Page [https://www.amazon.com/stores/Liz-Bullard/author/B0B4ZJYJ15?ref=ap_rdr&store_ref=ap_rdr&isDramIntegrated=true&shoppingPortalEnabled=true]

    Books

    Snow Fall (FREE)  [https://lizbullardwrites.com/b/BcDAd]

    Prophecy Trilogy Series  [https://lizbullardwrites.com/collection/prophecy-series]

    • 26 min
    Empowering Indie Authors: The Story Behind the Indiverse Awards

    Empowering Indie Authors: The Story Behind the Indiverse Awards

    Join us in this episode as we sit down with Kristina Carmela, the visionary behind the Indiverse Awards. Discover how these awards are transforming the indie author landscape, providing a platform for indie voices to shine and captivate audiences worldwide. Tune in to learn how the Indiverse Awards are not only recognizing talent but also uplifting stories that resonate with readers everywhere. A must-listen for writers seeking inspiration and readers eager to explore new narratives!

    Bio

    Kristina Carmela is the indie author behind the Nelsonville series! A series that will follow 5 best friends over the course of 5 years through 5 sets of trilogies all taking place in the cozy beach town of Nelsonville, Rhode Island! When Kristina isn't writing (or planning the Indieverse Awards) you can find her snuggling with her dog, Goob, jamming out to Taylor Swift or with a spoonful of Nutella in hand!

    Donation link:

    https://www.indieverseawards.com/support

    Reader hub link:

    https://www.indieverseawards.com/reader-hub

    Social Media Links:

    Website www.indieverseawards.com [http://www.indieverseawards.com/]

    threads [https://www.threads.net/@indieverseawards?hl=en]

    tiktok [https://www.tiktok.com/@indieverseawards?lang=en]

    instagram [https://www.instagram.com/indieverseawards/]

    Connect with Liz

    Website https://lizbullardwrites.com [https://lizbullardwrites.com/]

    Email: liz@Lizbullardwrites.com

    Instagram [https://www.instagram.com/lizbullardwrites/]

    Tiktok [https://www.tiktok.com/@lizbullardwrites]

    Facebook [https://www.facebook.com/eReadsPodcast]

    Amazon Author Page [https://www.amazon.com/stores/Liz-Bullard/author/B0B4ZJYJ15?ref=ap_rdr&store_ref=ap_rdr&isDramIntegrated=true&shoppingPortalEnabled=true]

    Books

    Snow Fall (FREE)  [https://lizbullardwrites.com/b/BcDAd]

    Prophecy Trilogy Series  [https://lizbullardwrites.com/collection/prophecy-series]

    • 43 min

Customer Reviews

5.0 out of 5
2 Ratings

2 Ratings

SallyAnneSmith75 ,

Fun, Informative

This is such a great podcast and Liz is a wonderful host. She has a variety of expert guests and I learn something with each episode.

It’s wonderfully supportive to have a podcast that connect books and creativity. I love how she thinks outside the box, like the episode on the power of decluttering to boost your writing productivity.

Thanks, Liz! Keep the episodes coming!

Soda Popped ,

Fun and informative

I’ve been binge listening to Liz’s podcast and love how upbeat her personality is while asking her guests some great questions that have been very helpful in my writing journey ✨

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