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The podcast with a Southern accent on writing.

Each episode is a jolt of inspiration fueled by engaging conversations with southern authors and publishing industry pros who pull back the curtain on the writing life and share real-world insights on the craft and business of writing.

Inspired, informed and always outside the book.

Hosted by literary publicist, Lynda Bouchard. Powered by storytellers.

http://www.bookingauthorsink.com/literary-latte/

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The podcast with a Southern accent on writing.

Each episode is a jolt of inspiration fueled by engaging conversations with southern authors and publishing industry pros who pull back the curtain on the writing life and share real-world insights on the craft and business of writing.

Inspired, informed and always outside the book.

Hosted by literary publicist, Lynda Bouchard. Powered by storytellers.

http://www.bookingauthorsink.com/literary-latte/

    S3E3 – Mary Alice Monroe – On Ocean Boulevard - A Return to Beloved Characters & Coastal Currents

    S3E3 – Mary Alice Monroe – On Ocean Boulevard - A Return to Beloved Characters & Coastal Currents

    We all know that a Mary Alice Monroe novel is a ‘must have’ for a trip to the beach and with many beaches still closed (due to the Corona virus restrictions) her new novel, On Ocean Boulevard, is the perfect antidote.  Mary Alice joins Lynda to talk about the return to her beloved Beach House series – a family story that her readers have followed for nearly 2 decades.
    In this episode, Mary Alice shares how launching and promoting On Ocean Boulevard has been different in the wake of a pandemic and the way in which the novel’s storyline has proved to be prescient.  She talks about seeing this forced isolation as a gift and shares a personal story from her past that changed her life. She opens up about the tricky balancing act of raising a family while staying true to her craft and has wonderful advice about it!
    Mary Alice is also the author of 2 children’s books; A Turtle Summer and A Butterfly Called Hope. She talks about why she wrote these and the dynamics of working with an illustrator.
    This episode is packed with nuggets of inspiration, revelation and affirmation for every writer.
    Mary Alice Monroe is the best-selling author of 23 novels including her popular Beach House series. More than 7.5 million copies of her books have been published worldwide. She's earned numerous accolades and awards, including induction into the South Carolina Academy of Authors' Hall of Fame.   http://www.maryalicemonroe.com
    Season Sponsor:
    Audio Book Solution / Audivita Studios
    Friends and Fiction -Facebook live event hosted by Mary Alice.
    Buy the Book - https://www.amazon.com/Ocean-Boulevard-Beach-House/dp/198214694X
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    S3E2 – Kristy Woodson Harvey – 'Feels Like Falling' Rises as a Narrative Vaccine

    S3E2 – Kristy Woodson Harvey – 'Feels Like Falling' Rises as a Narrative Vaccine

    S3E2 – Kristy Woodson Harvey – 'Feels Like Falling' Rises as a Narrative Vaccine – We are all looking for an escape right now and Kristy Woodson Harvey provides the perfect antidote to isolation with her new book Feels Like Falling which debuts April 28th.
    Let’s face it - a strong Southern writer with grit is no match for a pandemic. Kristy shares her unique experience of launching a book in the midst of a global health crisis and offers encouragement to writers whose events have been side-lined. She sees this pandemic as a creative gift that has forced her to think differently in order to connect with her readers.
    She is collaborating with several best-selling authors, including Mary Alice Monroe & Mary Kay Andrews, to launch  ‘Friends in Fiction’ which will support the work of fellow fiction writers while introducing their work to a new audience.  
    This episode is full of insights, personal revelations and real-world advice. It’s a roadmap to success in the midst of uncertain times.
    Kristy is the best-selling author of 6 novels including the popular Peachtree Bluff series. She is proof positive that great things can happen when you just keep writing!   http://www.kristywoodsonharvey.com
    Season Sponsor:
    Audio Book Solution / Audivita Studios
     
    Learn more about Lynda and this podcast:
    http://www.BookingAuthorsInk.com
     
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    Buy the book   - 'Feels Like Falling'  

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    S3E1 – Book Buy-ology: How to Hook Your Reader & Sell More Books

    S3E1 – Book Buy-ology: How to Hook Your Reader & Sell More Books

    As a new season of books hit the store shelves, it’s more important than ever for authors to think about effective ways to turn a book browser into a buyer.  

    Enter the psychology of choice. Lynda breaks down the 9 steps book browsers take along the way to a book purchase and she tells us what drives customers to buy the books they do.

    Whether you are in the beginning stages of writing or a seasoned author this episode will help you think differently about marketing your book.

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    S2-E14 – FROM THE VAULT - Adrian Rice - The Importance of Poetry & Southern Porches -

    S2-E14 – FROM THE VAULT - Adrian Rice - The Importance of Poetry & Southern Porches -

    This is an episode from the vault. My conversation with the award – winning Poet, Adrian Rice is one of my favorites. I went back and listened to it again and I’d forgotten how much fun it was talking with Adrian. He shares some really important points about writing and poetry in particular. Plus, I could listen to his accent all day long.  Since this interview Adrian has published a new collection of poems titled – The Strange Estate: New & Selected Poems. It’s also interesting to see what’s changed and what hasn’t changed on this podcast. You’ll notice the music and intro have changed but the underlying principal that writing is hard work and takes commitment is the through-line of every episode. 
    Adrian Rice, joins Lynda from his front porch in Hickory, N.C.  in this episode from Season 1. Adrian shares the back-story of his poetic journey, one that brought him to N.C. from Northern Ireland and he shines a spotlight on the importance of poetry in our world today.  In this episode he talks about his collection of poems, titled, Hickory Station, published by Press 53. The collection garnered the praise of Nobel Prize winning writer, Seamus Heaney, among others. Adrian is also an accomplished musician who, along with band mate Alyn Mearns, formed The Belfast Boys. They frequently play gigs in and around Hickory, N.C. and have incorporated Adrian’s poetry into original songs.  
    From Belfast, Ireland, Adrian’s first poetry sequence, Muck Island, a collaboration with leading Irish artist Ross Wilson, is housed in the Tate Modern in London and the Boston Museum of Fine Arts.
     
    His first full collection, The Mason’s Tongue, was shortlisted for the Christopher Ewart-Biggs Memorial Literary Prize and nominated for the Irish Times Prize for Poetry.
    Adrian Rice found the lifeline of poetry in high school, but didn’t start writing until his mid-twenties, his first poems coming out (as one Ulster poet put it) “fully formed”. From the early exploration of the creative constrictions and liberations of the northern Protestant tradition, to his mind-full meditations on his American porch, Rice, in this startlingly rich and emotionally varied collection, fashions and recovers images of place and belonging. The Strange Estate: New & Selected Poems 1986–2017 is a landmark collection on both sides of the Atlantic.
    He delivers writing workshops, readings and lectures throughout the UK, Ireland and America. Adrian will be a faculty workshop presenter at the High Road Festival of Poetry & Short Fiction, March 27-29, 2020.     http://adrianrice.com
    High Road Festival of Poetry & Short Fiction (March 27-28, 2020) Register here: https://www.press53.com/high-road-festival
    Follow The Belfast Boys:  https://tinyurl.com/thebelfastboys
    Buy the Book : https://tinyurl.com/thestrangeestate
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    • 32 min
    S2E13 – Bren McClain – The Conroy Connection & Lessons in Failed Novels -

    S2E13 – Bren McClain – The Conroy Connection & Lessons in Failed Novels -

    “Fear is the major cargo that American writers must stow away when the writing life calls them into carefully chosen ranks.” –Pat Conroy
    Bren McClain is fearless in her writing life and in this season finale episode the acclaimed author of ‘One Good Mama Bone’ provides the perfect coda to our conversation in episode 11 - http://bookingauthorsink.com/literary-latte-s2e11-bren-mcclain/ 
    Bren’s writing journey was not always an easy one and she poignantly shares the struggles and lessons learned on her way to publication.  Bren considers herself a 27 year overnight success. She is honest about the realities of the ever-changing publishing landscape and she offers encouragement for every writer.
    Bren is the personification of grit and grace.  In this episode she talks with me about the importance of never giving up.  NEVER.  The publication of ‘One Good Mama Bone’ changed her life.  She calls it ‘the work of her heart.’ Great writing always finds its audience and her book reached a French publisher who embraced it, thought it was a tour de force and the French edition - ‘Mama Red’ - has just been released by Éditions Le Nouveau Pont. 
    Bren never disappoints. Her novel explores the strengths and limitations of parental love and the healing power of the human-animal bond. It’s a story that has resonated with readers. The advice she shares in this episode will resonate with writers as well.  http://www.brenmcclain.com
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    Last Sip – I’ve got some breaking news! This is my last podcast episode for a while. I am taking a hiatus to finish a couple of books I’ve been working on that have been simmering on the back burner far too long.
    It’s bitter-sweet just thinking about unplugging the microphone. This has been a labor of love, a magic carpet ride with memorable guests who brought salient advice, wisdom and humor to each episode. And I hope that as listeners - you’ve learned to think differently about your own writing lives. This isn’t the end, though, but rather a ‘stay tuned…’  So, in the meantime, if you need help and direction with your book marketing efforts please call on me – BOOKING AUTHORS INK specializes in publicity and marketing for Southern writers. 
    Thanks so so much to all the super star authors who sat down with me to share their stories over the last 2 seasons. And especially to David & Kody who helped make it possible.  Until we meet here again, keep writing & thank you for listening.
     
    Buy ‘One Good Mama Bone’ - https://tinyurl.com/buymamabone
    Listen to ‘Mama Red’ in French - https://tinyurl.com/mamared
    Buy it in French - https://tinyurl.com/frenchmamared 
    Bren’s tribute to Pat Conroy - https://tinyurl.com/rememberpatconroy
    Discover more about your host & Booking Authors Ink – http://www.BookingAuthorsInk.com
     

    • 20 min
    S2 E12 – Landis Wade & Ed Southern: Why You Should Attend a Writers’ Conference

    S2 E12 – Landis Wade & Ed Southern: Why You Should Attend a Writers’ Conference

    We could all use more creativity in our writing lives. Sometimes we just need a bit of encouragement and a reality check. A writing conference is a perfect place to find it. Nothing beats the authentic engagement and energy of meeting fellow writers and publishing industry pros face to face. In this episode Lynda is joined by two special guests who break it all down – author and fellow podcaster Landis Wade and Ed Southern, Executive Director of the North Carolina Writers’ Network.  Landis gives us tips and insights from an author’s point of view.  Ed takes us behind the scenes for an insider perspective. 
     
     
    Landis Wade is a recovering attorney and the author of the popular award-winning Christmas courtroom adventure trilogy; 'The Christmas Heist,'  'Legally Binding Christmas' & 'The Christmas Redemption.' Landis has been writing all his life. That’s what lawyers do. But he had a revelation in his mid-50s when he realized it was more fun to write about conflict than to experience it. And so, while still practicing law, he began writing fiction when he penned a Christmas story for his family that turned into his first published book. Landis is also the host of Charlotte Readers Podcast where authors give voice to their written words.In this episode Landis talks about the way a writing conference helps you think differently and how it helps spark ideas, friendships and important professional connections.  Landis shares a few things he learned from Longmire best-selling author Craig Johnson and he has practical advice for anyone thinking about attending a writing conference for the first time.  http://charlottereaderspodcast.com/about/
     
     
     
    Ed Southern is Executive Director of the North Carolina Writers’ Network. He served as VP of sales and marketing for John F. Blair Publishers before taking the helm at the NC Writers’ Network in 2008. Ed is the author of 4 books including a short story collection, 'Parlous Angels.'  He received the 2015 Fortner Award from St. Andrews University for his service to the literary arts in North Carolina. In this episode, Ed talks about the purpose of the N.C. Writers’ Network and what sets their conferences apart.  He talks about the many opportunities available to writers who attend a conference and if there ever comes a point when workshops are no longer of value to a writer.  As Executive Director of a conference he has lots of decisions to make to bring it all together.  He shares the best ways to prep for a conference and why writers from around the world are encouraged to join the N.C. Writers’ Network. He also talks about a habit he wished every writer would adopt.  http://www.ncwriters.org
    Landis Wade - 
    Listen to Landis: http://www.charlottereaderspodcast.com 
    About Landis & his books: http://www.charlottereaderspodcast.com/about/  
    Buy ‘The Christmas Heist’ : http://tinyurl.com/thechristmasheist


    47 Things 'Longmire' Author Craig Johnson Taught Me About Writing Fiction:
     http://tinyurl.com/fortyseventhings

    Ed Southern & the North Carolina Writers' Network -
    North Carolina Writers' Network: http://www.ncwriters.org

    Register for the Fall Conference – Nov. 8-10, 2019:
    http://tinyurl.com/2019fallconferencenc
    Buy ‘Parlous Angels’ :
    http://tinyurl.com/parlousangels                                     
    Writing Conferences around the South - http://tinyurl.com/conferencessouth 
    Learn more about Lynda and this podcast: http://www.BookingAuthorsInk.com
    Subscribe:
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INSIGHTFUL INTERVIEWS

Encourging interviews for beginning writers as well as veteran scribes. A reminder that writing is hard but worth it. Thanks, Lynda.

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Interesting and fun!

I love the variety of guests Lynda brings to her show. They have such good advice that I'll be using in my own writing.

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Engaged and passionate host

Lynda brings interesting guests on her show. Both she and her guests have something to say, particularly if you love writing and reading.

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