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It is a truth universally acknowledged, that a reader in possession of a good book, must be in want of another... Does that describe you? Then come along with me as I explore my bookshelves, read you stories, and talk to authors, as we search for your next great read!

The Bookshelf Odyssey Podcast Art the Bookworm

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It is a truth universally acknowledged, that a reader in possession of a good book, must be in want of another... Does that describe you? Then come along with me as I explore my bookshelves, read you stories, and talk to authors, as we search for your next great read!

    "Do I Really NEED to Kill Someone Right Away?" An Interview with Kirsten Weiss, Cozy Mystery Author

    "Do I Really NEED to Kill Someone Right Away?" An Interview with Kirsten Weiss, Cozy Mystery Author

     Hello! My Guest today is Kirsten Weiss, she writes cozy mysteries. She has a new one out called "Gingerbread Dead" and it's been published just in time for the Christmas season. On today's episode we talk about her journey to becoming an author, the joys of writing in the cozy mystery genre, and some encouraging and helpful tips for new authors. Plus lots of bookish chat!

    https://www.kirstenweiss.com/ 

    I'm now a bookshop.org affiliate - check out my shop and find your next great read! https://bookshop.org/shop/bookshelfodyssey 
    https://www.buymeacoffee.com/bookshelfpod 

    Timestamps: 
    02:00 What’s Your Favorite Book - 
    03:12 What Kirsten writes 
    09:53 Kirsten’s Writing Journey 
    17:41 What has been the best moment in your writer life? 
    22:31 Advice and encouragement for new writers 
    29:51 What Do you Enjoy Most about Reading/Writing Cozy Mysteries 

    Find Me online: 
    Podcast: https://bookshelfodyssey.buzzsprout.com/ 
    Voxer: @artbookshelfodyssey 
    Discord: https://discord.gg/8MFceV2NFe 
    Facebook Group Page: @thebookshelfodyssey
    Twitter: @odyssey_podcast
    Instagram: @bookshelfodysseypodcast 

    #podcast #booktube #cozymysteries 

    • 32 min
    Reading, Riding, & Writing: an epic journey of self-discovery, with Author Teri M. Brown

    Reading, Riding, & Writing: an epic journey of self-discovery, with Author Teri M. Brown

     Today I welcome author Teri M. Brown to my Bookshelf Odyssey. We discuss many topics including marketing yourself, reading recommendations for all ages, and how riding across the United States on a tandem bicycle changed her life and her perspective on the country while it was going through some of the darkest moments of it's recent history. Find out how that epic bike ride of 3,102 miles inspired her to write!

    This is an interview that I found to be personally encouraging in the pursuit of my own endeavors, and I cannot wait to share it with you all!

     Teri's Websites:
    www.terimbrown.com
    https://doublebuttedadventures.wordpress.com/
    https://www.blogtalkradio.com/the-writers-lounge

    Time Stamps 
    00:00 Introduction - Author Teri Brown 
    02:40 Marketing yourself 
    05:15 Recent Reading Recommendations for all ages! 
    07:30 Joy of Reading and Teaching Reading 
    13:38 How did you become a writer? 
    17:00 Riding a Tandem Bike Across the United States 
    29:14 Writing Tips 

    Books Mentioned 
    A Gentleman in Moscow, by Amor Towles 
    A Man Called Ove, by Fredrik Backman 
    Brit-Marie Was Here, by Fredrik Backman 
    Trixie Belden series 
    Nancy Drew series, 
    Mrs Piggle Wiggles Farm by Betty MacDonald 
    Over in the Meadow, by Olive A. Wadsworth 

    Find Me online: 
    Podcast: https://bookshelfodyssey.buzzsprout.com/ 
    Voxer: @artbookshelfodyssey 
    Discord: https://discord.gg/8MFceV2NFe 
    Facebook Group Page: @thebookshelfodyssey 
    Twitter: @odyssey_podcast
     Instagram: @bookshelfodysseypodcast 
    Youtube: https://www.youtube.com/c/ArtBookshelfOdyssey 

    I'm now a bookshop.org affiliate - check out my shop and find your next great read! https://bookshop.org/shop/bookshelfodyssey 
    https://www.buymeacoffee.com/bookshelfpod 

    • 46 min
    Mental Health & Writing: An Interview with Juno Jakob, Author of "Atticus", "The Halloween Book"

    Mental Health & Writing: An Interview with Juno Jakob, Author of "Atticus", "The Halloween Book"

    In today's episode I sit down with Juno Jakob and talk about his writing journey. We talk about mental health, the necessity to talk openly and compassionately about it, and how his diagnosis of Schizophrenia 15 years ago has led him to write a fictionalized account of it in "Atticus", his new book that is coming out this week. Juno's story is a very personal and heartfelt one, and I know you will find his real life journey just as amazing. Near the end of the episode he will also share with us some writing tips and encouragement. 

    Order Atticus: https://www.amazon.com/Atticus-Juno-Jakob/dp/1916395392/ref=sr_1_1?crid=1ZYDPJG42LGSE&keywords=atticus+by+juno+jakob&qid=1668475449&sprefix=%2Caps%2C85&sr=8-1 

    Books Mentioned: 
    One Flew Over the Cuckoo's Nest, by Ken Kesey 
    I Never Promised You a Rose Garden, by Joanne Greenberg 
    The Halloween Book by Juno Jakob 
    The Madman's Tale by John Katzenbach 
    A Beautiful Mind, by Sylvia Nasar 

    Timestamps: 
    00:00 Introduction and announcements 
    02:15 The journey to Atticus - Juno’s battle with schizophrenia, inspirations for his novel, and discussing schizophrenia and mental health 
    40:15 Writing Tips 

    Find Me online: 
    Podcast: https://bookshelfodyssey.buzzsprout.com/ 
    Voxer: @artbookshelfodyssey 
    Discord: https://discord.gg/8MFceV2NFe 
    Facebook Group Page: @thebookshelfodyssey 
    Twitter: @odyssey_podcast 
    Instagram: @bookshelfodysseypodcast 
    Youtube: https://www.youtube.com/c/ArtBookshelfOdyssey 
    Email: bookshelfodysseypodcast@gmail.com 

    • 47 min
    From Middle-Earth to Transylvania: interview with author JV Hilliard

    From Middle-Earth to Transylvania: interview with author JV Hilliard

     In today's episode of the Bookshelf Odyssey, I speak with fantasy writer J. V. Hilliard about his work, The Warminster series, and we talk about some of the authors and books that inspire his imagination. There's a lot of discussion about JRR Tolkien's Lord of the Rings trilogy - and also vampires! If you're a fan of well written fantasy, strong world building, and compelling characters, this is a series for you. Find out more about it at: 

    http://jvhilliard.com/ 

    Timestamps: 
    00:00 Introduction and Inspirations 
    07:15 Tolkien Talk! LOTR, Rings of Power, Adaptations, Characters, and more 
    19:15 The Warminster series 
    30:23 Favorite books, Dracula and vampires 

    Books Mentioned: 
    The Last Keeper by J. V. Hilliard 
    The Hobbit by JRR Tolkien 
    The Lord of the Rings by JRR Tolkien 
    The Dark Elf Trilogy by R. A. Salvatore 
    Dracula by Bram Stoker 
    Carmilla by Sheridan Le Fanu 

    Find Me online: 
    Podcast: https://bookshelfodyssey.buzzsprout.com/ 
    Voxer: @artbookshelfodyssey 
    Discord: https://discord.gg/8MFceV2NFe 
    Facebook Group Page: @thebookshelfodyssey 
    Twitter: @odyssey_podcast 
    Instagram: @bookshelfodysseypodcast 
    Youtube: https://www.youtube.com/c/ArtBookshelfOdyssey 
    Email: bookshelfodysseypodcast@gmail.com 

    I'm now a bookshop.org affiliate - check out my shop and find your next great read! https://bookshop.org/shop/bookshelfodyssey 
    https://www.buymeacoffee.com/bookshelfpod 

    #booktube #bookreviews #authorinterview #podcast 

    • 44 min
    Happy Ghoulidays! An Interview with horror writer Shannon Lawrence

    Happy Ghoulidays! An Interview with horror writer Shannon Lawrence

     On today's podcast I interview author Shannon Lawrence. She has written a ton of short stories in the horror genre. I talk about her writing journey, about why she writes horror, and lots of book and movie recommendations. If you are in the mood for a Halloween treat this weekend, this episode won't disappoint! 

    Find Shannon online: thewarriormuse.com  
    Timestamps 
    01:30 what am I reading 
    03:30 getting into horror 
    07:30 the podcast - Mysteries, Monsters and Mayhem; local legends 
    13:13 What was your journey to becoming an author 
    18:30 The Business of Short Stories 
    22:20 Happy Ghoulidays discussion and movies 
    28:15 Advice for Writers 

    Find Me online: 
    Podcast: https://bookshelfodyssey.buzzsprout.com/ 
    Voxer: @artbookshelfodyssey 
    Discord: https://discord.gg/8MFceV2NFe 
    Facebook Group Page: @thebookshelfodyssey 
    Twitter: @odyssey_podcast 
    Instagram: @bookshelfodysseypodcast 
    Youtube: https://www.youtube.com/c/ArtBookshelfOdyssey 
    Email: bookshelfodysseypodcast@gmail.com 

    I'm now a bookshop.org affiliate - check out my shop and find your next great read! https://bookshop.org/shop/bookshelfodyssey https://www.buymeacoffee.com/bookshelfpod 

    #halloween #podcast #booktube 

    • 34 min
    Disability: An Anecdotal Field Guide for the Rest of Us: Interview with author Tracee Garner

    Disability: An Anecdotal Field Guide for the Rest of Us: Interview with author Tracee Garner

     In today's episode I interview author Tracee Garner who wrote the book "Disability: An Anecdotal Field Guide for the Rest of Us". In the interview we talk about her love of reading, her writing journey, and her life in a wheel chair. None of the challenges life threw at her stopped her from achieving incredible things - Find out more about her on today's episode! This is one of the most encouraging conversations I've had with an author, and I know you will enjoy what Tracee has to say. Below you will find a link for this book and one of her romances, free for a limited time. 

    As a special gift to podcast listeners and in celebration of National Disability Awareness Month, enjoy reading Tracee's book free right now until November 12, 2022. Get your copy and leave a review for Tracee at Amazon.com Disability Field Guide, here: https://BookHip.com/SWNTXFH You can also get her fiction book, the first in the Jameson Family Series, Whatever May Come FREE First In Series FREE Via Book Funnel https://BookHip.com/WVCVFKW Until December 23, 2022 

    Tracee Garner is an incredibly talented author, and she "writes about diverse characters who face adversity but through everything, learn to move past barriers, hurdles and villains both real and imagined." She believes "that in a few years her generation of people with disabilities will be the most gainfully employed group than ever before. She believes that more persons with disabilities could be employed and productive if employers would simply let go of the dilapidated thinking, personal bias, and limiting thoughts that cause them to focus on the person’s disability rather than their Ability. She is working hard to change that." 
    From her website: /traceegarner.com 

    Timestamps
     00:00 intro 
    01:05 What’s your favorite book 
    07:00 Tracee’s writing journey 
    14:20 life with disabilities and the importance of being an ally 
    26:06 book discussion 
    33:45 Tips for living with disability 
    42:10 Free books! 

    Check out my Christmas podcast: www.cozychristmaspod.com 

    Find Me online: 
    Podcast: https://bookshelfodyssey.buzzsprout.com/ 
    Voxer: @artbookshelfodyssey 
    Discord: https://discord.gg/8MFceV2NFe 
    Facebook Group Page: @thebookshelfodyssey 
    Twitter: @odyssey_podcast 
    Instagram: @bookshelfodysseypodcast 
    Youtube: https://www.youtube.com/c/ArtBookshelfOdyssey 
    Email: bookshelfodysseypodcast@gmail.com 

    I'm now a bookshop.org affiliate - check out my shop and find your next great read! https://bookshop.org/shop/bookshelfodyssey 
    https://www.buymeacoffee.com/bookshelfpod 

    #booktube #podcast #disabilityawareness 

    • 44 min

Customer Reviews

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ShannonLawrence ,

Great Podcast for Book Lovers

If you’re a reader who wants to hear what writers have to say, this is the podcast for you! Art knows what he’s doing and asks creative questions.

Teri M Brown ,

Books, books, and more books!

If you love books - finding them, reading them, and talking about them - then The Bookshelf Odyssey is for you! Great show with great information. 5-stars for all book lovers!

faegal55 ,

Great conversation lovely discussions

Awesome to listen to, lovely flow

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