21 episodes

Welcome to The Indie Pub, a laid-back interview show dedicated to the world of self and indie publishing. I'm your host J. Rushing, author of the self-published fantasy/noir novel RADIO and a beverage buff with a passion for deep dives and good times.
Each episode, a guest will step into the pub with a publishing-related topic and a favorite drink, boozy or not, for us to enjoy and explore. Whether you want to sharpen your craft, expand your knowledge, snag a new cocktail recipe, or just have a laugh or two, there’s always a seat and a full glass waiting for you at The Indie Pub.

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Welcome to The Indie Pub, a laid-back interview show dedicated to the world of self and indie publishing. I'm your host J. Rushing, author of the self-published fantasy/noir novel RADIO and a beverage buff with a passion for deep dives and good times.
Each episode, a guest will step into the pub with a publishing-related topic and a favorite drink, boozy or not, for us to enjoy and explore. Whether you want to sharpen your craft, expand your knowledge, snag a new cocktail recipe, or just have a laugh or two, there’s always a seat and a full glass waiting for you at The Indie Pub.

    EP: 19 My Self Publishing Process with Tendayi O. Chirawu and a Green Smoothie

    EP: 19 My Self Publishing Process with Tendayi O. Chirawu and a Green Smoothie

    Episode 19: Welcome back to the pub.  For this month's episode, we've got Tendayi O. Chirawu, author of The Glitter Horn and Narinhi, The Man of the Lie. She’s also the editor of Through Walls, Stories about Welcoming the Stranger, the president of the writing group for the American Church in Paris, and host of Right to Write on World Radio Paris. She’s here with us to talk about managing the process of publishing a book yourself. From idea or reality.



    Here's what Tendayi thinks you should be checking out right now.

    Indie: Beyond the Hills by Maressa Mortimer and The Talam Series by Audrey Marine-Peche 

    Everything Else: Son of the Storm by Suyi Davies Okungbowa and Look Up by Nathan Bryan



    Be sure to check out Tendayi O. Chirawu and her work.

    Website: www.tendayichirawu.com

    Twitter: @tendayiolga

    Instagram: @tendayi_olga

    Goodreads: Tendayi O. Chirawu

    You can get her book anywhere books are sold.



    Our drinks for this episode was healthy for once! Tendayi's recipe for a green smoothie is mellow and delicious. 

    Green Smoothie

    - 1 apple

    - 3 Carrots

    - 2.5 Celery Sticks

    - 2 blocks of frozen Spinach

    - Water 

    Just blend up the ingredients and add water to assist blending and to reach your desired consistency. 



    For more news and information about Indie Pub, check out the links below.

    Website: jrushingwrites.com/the-indie-pub-podcast/

    Twitter: @TheIndiePub

    YouTube: The Indie Pub

    The Indie Pub streams on the following services.

    Anchor / Apple Podcasts / Google Podcasts / Spotify / YouTube / RadioPublic / Castbox / Overcast / Breaker / Pocket Casts

    If you’d like to know more about host J. Rushing and his writing including his fantasy/noir novel RADIO, here are some links as well.

    Website: jrushingwrites.com

    Twitter: @jrushingwrites

    Goodreads: J_Rushing

    Instagram: @jrushingwrites

    You can find RADIO for kindle or paperback here.

    Thanks for listening and we’ll see you back in the pub next time.

    • 56 min
    EP: 18 Writing Yourself Into Your Work With Sarah Jane Singer and Irish Coffee

    EP: 18 Writing Yourself Into Your Work With Sarah Jane Singer and Irish Coffee

    Episode 18: Welcome back to the pub.  For this month's episode, we've got Sarah Jane Singer, author of the high fantasy novel THE WALL. They’re here with us to discuss the fun, stress and intricacies of bringing aspects of ourselves into our writing.



    Here's what Sarah thinks you should be checking out right now.

    Indie: Cinder the Fireplace Boy by Ana Mardoll, and The Elvish Trilogy by S.G. Prince

    Everything Else: The Shades of Magic Trilogy by V.E. Schwab and The Poppy War by R.F. Kuang

    Be sure to check out Sarah Jane Singer and their work.

    Website: sarahjanesinger.com

    Twitter: @TheNewSarahJane

    Instagram: @caffeinatedfiction

    Goodreads: Sarah Jane Singer

    You can get her book anywhere books are sold.



    Our drinks for this episode was a piping hot cup of Irish Coffee. 

    Recipes for Irish Coffee can be very personal. Amounts and ratios vary wildly. Here's a straight forward recipe to get you started. 

    IRISH COFFEE

    - 8oz Freshly Brewed Coffee

    - 1tbsp of Brown/Raw/Demerara Sugar

    - 1.5oz Irish Whiskey of Choice

    - Heavy Cream, lightly whipped. (or use any cream/creamer/nondairy option you want)  

    Method: Pour your coffee into a glass coffee cup if possible. Any will do however. Dissolve the sugar in the coffee then gently stir in your whiskey. Top with the lightly whipped cream and serve. 



    For more news and information about Indie Pub, check out the links below.

    Website: jrushingwrites.com/the-indie-pub-podcast/

    Twitter: @TheIndiePub

    YouTube: The Indie Pub

    The Indie Pub streams on the following services.

    Anchor / Apple Podcasts / Google Podcasts / Spotify / YouTube / RadioPublic / Castbox / Overcast / Breaker / Pocket Casts

    If you’d like to know more about host J. Rushing and his writing including his fantasy/noir novel RADIO, here are some links as well.

    Website: jrushingwrites.com

    Twitter: @jrushingwrites

    Goodreads: J_Rushing

    Instagram: @jrushingwrites

    You can find RADIO for kindle or paperback here.

    Thanks for listening and we’ll see you back in the pub next time.

    • 52 min
    EP: 17 The Traditional Publishing Track with Scott Drakeford and Laphroaig

    EP: 17 The Traditional Publishing Track with Scott Drakeford and Laphroaig

    Episode 17: Welcome back to the pub.  For this month's episode, we've got *gasp* traditionally published author Scott Drakeford, whose debut novel Rise of the Mages is currently enjoying a phenomenal launch. He's with us to give some insight into what life is like for a new author on the traditional publishing track. 

    Here's what Scott thinks you should be checking out right now.

    Indie: A Touch of Light by Thiago Abdalla, The Bell Forging Cycle by K.M. Alexander, and he was kind enough to recommend my own novel, RADIO. 

    Everything Else: Peaky Blinders, Succession, The Sin in the Steel by Ryan Van Loan, and The Last Watch by J.S. Dewes

    Be sure to check out Scott Drakeford and his work.

    Website: scottdrakeford.com

    Twitter: @TheDrakeford

    Goodreads: Scott Drakeford



    You can get her book anywhere books are sold.

    Our drinks for this episode were two types of Laphroaig whisky. Laphroaig Select and Laphroaig 10

    Neat, on the rocks, or however you prefer, just pour yourself a Laphroaig. You'll be happy you did. 



    For more news and information about Indie Pub, check out the links below.

    Website: jrushingwrites.com/the-indie-pub-podcast/

    Twitter: @TheIndiePub

    YouTube: The Indie Pub

    The Indie Pub streams on the following services.

    Anchor / Apple Podcasts / Google Podcasts / Spotify / YouTube / RadioPublic / Castbox / Overcast / Breaker / Pocket Casts

    If you’d like to know more about host J. Rushing and his writing including his fantasy/noir novel RADIO, here are some links as well.

    Website: jrushingwrites.com

    Twitter: @jrushingwrites

    Goodreads: J_Rushing

    Instagram: @jrushingwrites

    You can find RADIO for kindle or paperback here.

    Thanks for listening and we’ll see you back in the pub next time.

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    EP: 16 Elemental Magic with Kerstin Espinosa Rosero and Sencha Tea

    EP: 16 Elemental Magic with Kerstin Espinosa Rosero and Sencha Tea

    Episode 16: Welcome back to the pub.  For this month's episode, we've got artist and author Kerstin Espinosa Rosero, whose debut novel Burn Red Skies is currently a finalist for SPFBO. She's with us to dig into the nitty gritty of elemental magic systems while sipping some earthy sencha tea. 

    Here's what Kerstin thinks you should be checking out right now.

    Indie: THE IRON CROWN by L.L. MacRae, SEASONS OF ALBADONE by  Élan Marché, LEGENDS AND LATTES by Travis Baldree, and all the other SPFBO finalists.  

    Everything Else: ARCANE on Netflix. 



    Be sure to check out Kerstin Espinosa Rosero and her work.

    Website: ke-rosero.com

    Twitter: @ke_rosero

    Goodreads: Kerstin Espinosa Rosero

    Instagram: @k.e.rosero

    You can get her book anywhere books are sold.



    Our Drink for this episode is Sencha Tea, the most popular of Japanese green teas. 

    Tea is a very personal thing but here's a suggested method of preparation. 



    -Add 1tsp of tea to your teapot for each cup of tea you will make. 

    -Add near-boiling water to each cup and let it cool for 2 minutes then pour the cooled water into the pot. 

    -Let the leaves steep for 1-2 minutes then serve. 



    For more news and information about Indie Pub, check out the links below.

    Website: jrushingwrites.com/the-indie-pub-podcast/

    Twitter: @TheIndiePub

    YouTube: The Indie Pub

    The Indie Pub streams on the following services.

    Anchor / Apple Podcasts / Google Podcasts / Spotify / YouTube / RadioPublic / Castbox / Overcast / Breaker / Pocket Casts

    If you’d like to know more about host J. Rushing and his writing including his fantasy/noir novel RADIO, here are some links as well.

    Website: jrushingwrites.com

    Twitter: @jrushingwrites

    Goodreads: J_Rushing

    Instagram: @jrushingwrites

    You can find RADIO for kindle or paperback here.

    Thanks for listening and we’ll see you back in the pub next time.

    • 51 min
    Ep: 15 Character Complexity with Krystle Matar and Bunnahabhain 12

    Ep: 15 Character Complexity with Krystle Matar and Bunnahabhain 12

    Episode 15: This week in the pub we've got Krystle Matar, the breakout author of LEGACY OF THE BRIGHTWASH. She's with us to explore the concept of complexity for both the characters in our stories and the whisky in our glasses. This episode is packed with great info so get your notebooks and Glencairns ready!

    Here's what Krystle thinks you should be checking out right now.

    Indie: FORTUNE'S FOOL by Angela Boord and NORYLSKA GROANS by Michael R. Fletcher and Clayton W. Snyder

    Everything Else: UK crime shows like HINTERLAND, SHETLAND, AND RIPPER STREET

    Be sure to check out Krystle Matar and her work.

    Website: www.krystlematar.com

    Twitter: @KrystleMatar

    Goodreads: Krystle Matar

    Instagram: @krystlematar

    You can get her book anywhere books are sold.



    Our Drink for this episode is the classic Islay, Bunnahabhain 12. 

    This is a perfect whisky for someone who likes solving flavor puzzles. It's very tasty but a bit tricky to pin down just what flavors you're getting. 



    For more news and information about Indie Pub, check out the links below.

    Website: jrushingwrites.com/the-indie-pub-podcast/

    Twitter: @TheIndiePub

    YouTube: The Indie Pub

    The Indie Pub streams on the following services.

    Anchor / Apple Podcasts / Google Podcasts / Spotify / YouTube / RadioPublic / Castbox / Overcast / Breaker / Pocket Casts

    If you’d like to know more about host J. Rushing and his writing including his fantasy/noir novel RADIO, here are some links as well.

    Website: jrushingwrites.com

    Twitter: @jrushingwrites

    Goodreads: J_Rushing

    Instagram: @jrushingwrites

    You can find RADIO for kindle or paperback here.

    Thanks for listening and we’ll see you back in the pub next time.

    • 57 min
    Ep: 14 African Folklore in Fantasy/Audiobooks for Indies with Antoine Bandele and a Moscow Mule

    Ep: 14 African Folklore in Fantasy/Audiobooks for Indies with Antoine Bandele and a Moscow Mule

    Episode 14: This week in the pub we're lucky enough to get a double feature from author and audiobook producer Antoine Bandele. We start the episode by diving into his work with African Folklore then switch gears and get into the nitty gritty of audiobook production for indie authors.  



    Antoine Bandele is the author of The Kishi, By Sea and Sky, the TJ Young and the Orishas series as well as many other works. He’s also the founder of the audiobook production company AB Book Services.



    Here's what Antoine thinks you should be checking out right now.



    Indie: The Underrealm Series by Garrett Robinson, Starlion by Leon Langford, The Shadow Sovereign Series by Vona Stewart, and anything by G.L. Thomas



    Everything Else: Squid Game on Netflix 



    Be sure to check out Antoine Bandele and his work.



    Website: antoinebandele.com



    Twitter: @AntoineBandele



    Goodreads: Antoine Bandele



    Instagram: @antoine_bandele



    Facebook: @youtubeantoinebandele



    YouTube: Antoine Bandele







    You can get his books anywhere books are sold. 







    Our Drink for this episode is the Moscow Mule. Vodka, gingerbeer, lime, perfect.  



    The Moscow Mule 



    2-3oz Vodka 



    8-12oz Ginger Beer



    Juice from 1/4-1/2 Lime 



    Add ice to a copper mug if you have it (trust us, it's just better. The slight metallic taste adds a lot to this drink.)  add the vodka, lime juice and ginger beer and stir slowly so you can chill the drink without wrecking the carbonation. Rub the spend lime peel on the rim and drop it in for garnish. Enjoy. 





    For more news and information about Indie Pub, check out the links below.



    Website: jrushingwrites.com/the-indie-pub-podcast/



    Twitter: @TheIndiePub



    YouTube: The Indie Pub



    The Indie Pub streams on the following services.



    Anchor / Apple Podcasts / Google Podcasts / Spotify / YouTube / RadioPublic / Castbox / Overcast / Breaker / Pocket Casts





    If you’d like to know more about host J. Rushing and his writing including his fantasy/noir novel RADIO, here are some links as well.



    Website: jrushingwrites.com



    Twitter: @jrushingwrites



    Goodreads: J_Rushing



    Instagram: @jrushingwrites



    You can find RADIO for kindle or paperback here.



    Thanks for listening and we’ll see you back in the pub next time.

    • 55 min

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