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Author of The Unravelling and soon to be released sequel Dealer's Child, Joanna Vandervlugt will take you on a creative journey whether it's discussing writing tips, chatting with guest authors and artists or escaping into a story.

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Author of The Unravelling and soon to be released sequel Dealer's Child, Joanna Vandervlugt will take you on a creative journey whether it's discussing writing tips, chatting with guest authors and artists or escaping into a story.

    Elgon Williams - Becoming Thuperman

    Elgon Williams - Becoming Thuperman

    "When the rubber meets the road," Elgon Williams.
    It was a trip down memory lane talking with Elgon Williams about his novel, Becoming Thuperman, the first in his Thuperman series. His middle-grade reader novel takes the reader to simpler times, in fact 1988, through the eyes of Will, his 8-year old protagonist. I enjoyed interviewing Elgon as I virtually jumped across the border to Las Vegas to chat with this Science Fiction, Fantasy and Mystery author. Elgon was born and raised in Springfield, Ohio. He grew up on a farm in southeastern Clark County near the town of South Charleston. He’s a graduate of Purdue University, The University of Texas, and the Defense Language Institute. We talked books, piano, karate, life choices and even a little about the Vietnam War. 
    The One & Only Elgon – Where the Magic Is Real (elgonwilliams.com)
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    K.L. Abrahamson - Through Dark Water

    K.L. Abrahamson - Through Dark Water

    Multi-published author and Ellery Queen author, K.L. Abrahamson is in the dressing room. On Karen’s website, the visitor is greeted with these words, “Writing at the dangerous ends of the earth; The various incarnations of Karen L. Abrahamson.” Karen writes, mystery, fantasy, and romance. She is also a prolific short story author and her stories have appeared in numerous anthologies.  Karen has worked as a special constable, a correctional officer, a probation officer and ESL instructor. She has travelled to East and West Africa, Burma, China, Northern India, and Peru. We talk about stepping out onto the ledge when writing, real camping, and her thrilling and breath-taking novel, Through Dark Water. We had a great discussion even after being podcast-bombed by Shiva and Ozzy.

    Writing at the dangerous ends of the earth – The various Incarnations of Author Karen L. Abrahamson (karenlabrahamson.com)

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    Alisha Sevigny - The Lost Scroll of the Physician

    Alisha Sevigny - The Lost Scroll of the Physician

    Alisha Sevigny is an author of Young Adult, Middle Grade and Children’s Books. She is a literary consultant for those seeking assistance in writing and publishing their novel. She holds a degree in Professional Writing and Sociology from the University of Victoria, is a film school graduate, former literary agent and yoga teacher. She is passionate about Ancient Civilizations and her new middle-grade series Secrets of the Sands launched in 2020 with The Lost Scroll of the Physician and is followed by The Desert Prince. No matter what your age, this is a thrilling series for any lover of Ancient Egypt, mystery and adventure. Alisha Sevigny
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    • 36 min
    Vanessa Åsell Tsuruga - Forget-me-not Forever

    Vanessa Åsell Tsuruga - Forget-me-not Forever

    Vanessa Åsell Tsuruga leads the Digital and Content portfolio, weaving in the contractual  sponsorship assets from the sports and entertainment properties in the Rakuten portfolio.  Prior to Rakuten, she worked for ASICS in Sponsorship Activation, Sports Marketing, and PR roles at the Global Headquarter (Kobe, Japan) and Scandinavian office in Stockholm, Sweden.  She also worked as a Tokyo based BBC World Service freelance reporter. Vanessa holds a  Master’s Degree in "Olympic Studies, Olympic Education, Organization and Management of  Olympic Events" from the International Olympic Academy and a BA Journalism from City  University, London. She has run 6 marathons.

    Vanessa is also an author. She published her  debut novel in Swedish on International Women’s Day 2020, and had it translated into English. Forget-me-not Forever is available on Kobo as an eBook. Join Vanessa and I as we talk about translations, Frankensteining-sections of text, using the New York marathon as a metaphor for life and why Vanessa is constantly receiving pancake emojis. 

    Vanessa Åsell Tsuruga - Senior Manager | Global Sports Digital Strategy - Rakuten | LinkedIn
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    • 52 min
    S.M. Freedman - writing what she fears

    S.M. Freedman - writing what she fears

    International Amazon Bestselling author, S.M. (Shoshona) Freedman, joins me in the dressing room. Her debut novel The Faithful was selected by Suspense Magazine as a "Best Debut of 2015." The sequel, Impact Winter, was published in 2016. Shoshona and I talk about writing what we fear, nightmares, keeping the intensity and keeping the story human. Shoshona acknowledges "working" to write the perfect narrative paragraph, and she jokes about the original title for her standalone thriller The Day She Died, a novel I could not put down. We delve into Judaism and Catholicism.

    Shoshona is currently working on the third and final instalment in The Faithful Series. Her standalone psychological thriller novel, The Day She Died, published by Dundurn Press, is being released April 27. Signed copies of The Day She Died is available through Book Warehouse. Shoshona is a proud member of the Sisters in Crime, Crime Writers of Canada, International Thriller Writers, and Mystery Writers of America. At my urging, Shoshona shares what it was like to watch the sun set on a rooftop in New York City during Thrillerfest. S.M.F (smfreedman.com) 

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    • 51 min
    Alice Bienia author of Knight Trials

    Alice Bienia author of Knight Trials

    Alice Bienia has a passion for nature, photography, motorcycles, and coffee. She went to university and emerged with a Bachelor of Science in geology. Her work in remote regions of Canada honed her insatiable curiosity, fueled her imagination and deepened her desire to learn. She writes full time. She approaches her creativity, imagination with the all important, ‘head down, butt in chair,’ skill she’s acquired along the way to creating challenging crimes. The author of Knight Blind and numerous published short stories, Alice Bienia is in the dressing room to talk about her second novel in her Jorja Knight series, Knight Trials, as well as motorcycles, writing a novel with three plot lines, and should Jorja try sushi?
    If you want to learn more about Alice check out her website Alice Bienia – Crime Writer, and facebook page Alice Bienia | Facebook

    • 49 min

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