Learn tips, tricks and ideas from published and unpublished authors alike to help you achieve your dreams of becoming a traditionally published or self-published author. On The Writing Community Podcast, you’ll hear honest conversations with members of the writing community about their creative process, writing tips, traditional and self-publishing experiences, tools of the trade and more. Expect to be entertained and educated as host, Brian Kessler speaks with YOU, the members of the writing community to learn how to better navigate the muddy waters of authorship and the publishing industry.
Indie Publishing with Taylor Bingham and Michael Haley of Lost Fox Publishing
I have two special guest hosts on this episode of the Writing Community Podcast. Michael Haley and Taylor Bingham from Lost Fox Publishing join the podcast today to talk about their new publishing company.
Taylor Bingham and Michael Haley are two of four partners comprising the Brooklyn, New York-based publishing firm, Lost Fox Publishing.
Taylor Bingham is a graphic designer, branding expert, and short filmmaker, and Michael Haley is a writer, musician, and filmmaker.
On this episode we talk about:
Why they started their own indie publishing firmTheir submission processWhich fiction genres they are looking forThe path from manuscript submission to publicationQuery lettersSocial mediaAnd moreHow to contact Lost Fox Publishing and submit your manuscript:
Lost Fox Publishing WebsiteLost Fox Submission PageFacebookTwitterInstagramPinterest
Cady Hammer: Author of YA Fantasy Novel, Chasing Fae
My guest today is Young Adult author, Cady Hammer. Cady is a student at William and Mary College and is pursuing a Bachelor of Arts in history with a minor in anthropology. She is the author of the soon-to-be-released Young Adult Fantasy novel titled “Chasing Fae”.
In this episode of the Writing Community Podcast, Cady Hammer and I talk about:
Why She Wanted To Become An AuthorWhat Drew Her To Fantasy NovelsWorld BuildingCharacter DevelopmentIndie Press Publishing Book Marketing and moreContact Cady:
WebsiteTwitterInstagramFacebookPinterestNew Degree Press
Don Bentley - Former Army Apache Pilot, FBI Special Agent and Thriller Author
Don Bentley is the rare author who has lived around and worked with the people he writes about in his novels. As a former U.S. Army Apache pilot and FBI Special Agent, Don has the experience and insider knowledge to craft a fast-paced action thriller to keep readers on the edge of their seats.
In this episode of the Writing Community Podcast, Don and I talk about:
How he became a pilot of one the most advanced attack helicopters in the worldThe worst day in U.S. Special Forces historyHis early writing career and how perseverance pays offHis debut breakout novel, WITHOUT SANCTIONThrillerfestA big announcementHow to contact Don Bentley and purchase WITHOUT SANCTION
AmazonBarnes & NobleTwitterAmazon Author Page
Author Chelsi Arnold
Chelsi was born and raised in Texas. She grew up in a single-stop-light town where she spent most of her time playing sports and going to rodeos. Throughout Chelsi’s life, her goals and dreams have changed, but having a close relationship with her friends and family, and her love for creativity has always remained. She is a firm believer that anything is possible, as long as you work hard and have determination; there is nothing you cannot accomplish.
Chelsi is the author of the Sisterhood Series which consists of three novels titles, “Brave, Courage, and Honor” respectively. She has also co-authored anthologies titled “Hometown Heroes” and “Bienvenue to the Chateau Rouge”. All of Chelsi’s books are available for purchase on Amazon.
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The Nemesis Directive
I'm flying solo in this episode of The Writing Community Podcast. I received a bit of bad news from my extended family last week and it threw me into a bit of a funk. Even though I had the week off from work, I still didn't get as much accomplished as I had originally hoped and I didn't record any interviews to share for this episode.
So I decided to do my first full solo episode and read the first twenty pages of my unpublished book, The Nemesis Directive. It's an adult thriller and as such it contains adult topics and language. If you're around little ones or if you don't want to hear the adult language then you might want to skip this episode and tune in next week.
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Adriana Gavazzoni: Attorney and Legal Thriller Author
My co-host today is Adriana Gavazzoni. Adriana is the Brazilian author of an adult thriller trilogy titled, “Hidden Motives”. The trilogy is comprised of titles, “Behind The Door, Lara´s Journal, and The Brilliant Game” books one, two, and three respectively. She recently released her fourth book title, "Sketches of Life" and is currently working on her fifth novel which she hopes to release later this year.
Adriana is a former law professor and has been a practicing lawyer for 29 years. She is a writer of novels and legal books and is also a voracious reader.
She speaks four languages: English, French, Portuguese, and Spanish. When she is not practicing law or writing, she enjoys many interests and is a very active person. She loves to dance the Tango and workout. She loves to travel, loves good wine, and has been studying astrology for fifteen years. If that isn’t enough, she also paints and loves to cook for her friends.
She has two poodles named Juno and Charlotte and is an aunt of four nieces who she loves painting and cooking with.
Her novels have won several awards, which can be found on her website and on her Amazon author’s page.
For her first book “Behind The Door”, Adriana won four Gold Medals, The Golden Book Award 2017- Reader’s Choice; Book Excellence Award 2017; B.R.A.G. Medallion 2019 and eLIT Book Awards 2019; one Bronze Medal on Independent Publisher Books Award 2018; two Honorable mentions at Paris Book Festival 2017 and Reader's Favorite Award 2017 and was a finalist to the Independent Author Network 2019, Top Shelf Magazine 2018 and Indie Excellence Awards 2019.
The second Book, Lara's Journal won an Honorable Mention at Reader's Favorite 2018 and Paris Book Festival 2018; and was a finalist for the Eric Hoffer Award 2019, Top Shelf Magazine 2018, Book Excellence Awards 2018, Independent Author Network; 2018; The IAN Book of The Year 2018 and American Fiction Awards 2019.
The Brilliant Game, Hidden Motives' final book, got a gold medal on Book Excellence Awards 2019, received an Honorable Mention at Paris Book Festival 2018, and was a Finalist on Readers Favorite 2018.
Connect With Adriana Gavazzoni
I wrote a short story a few months ago that my fiancé loved but it was about her and I living a fantasy. I would love to be on your program for the simple fact you are from my home state, Go Hoosiers, and you are just beginning. Not that I’m in any position to critique your intro but you are a very good speaker. I have listened to prelude podcast before and the dialogue was butchered, hesitation, internal fumbling,etc. I will contact you via twitter after 1.0 is released. Good luck, Mr. Kessler
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