Self Publishing Journeys

Episode 31: Ali Luke

Ali Luke writes blog posts, non-fiction e-books, and fiction. Ali works with authors too and her website – Aliventures – covers the art, craft, and business of writing (both fiction and non-fiction). She has written for several popular blogs like Copyblogger, The Write Life, Write to Done, The Creative Penn, ProBlogger and Daily Blog Tips…

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Episode 30: Ian Sutherland

Ian Sutherland is the crime fiction author of the Brody Taylor Thriller Series, novels that expose the darker side of the online world to dramatic and suspenseful effect. Exploiting knowledge gained from his career in the IT industry, Ian’s thrillers caution readers on how dangerous the internet can be for the unwary. Ian also takes advantage…

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Episode 29: Jennifer Blanchard

Jennifer Blanchard is a bestselling author, professional novelist, and a story coach who turns struggling novelists into writers of books that keep readers hooked from page one. It took her 18 years to publish her debut novel because – Jennifer says – she fell victim to the belief that because she had read lots of…

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Episode 28: Griselda Heppel

Griselda Heppel was born in Vienna and grew up in England and Germany. After reading English at Cambridge, Griselda worked in publishing before a move to Oxford with her husband to bring up their 4 children put her career on hold. She took up writing seriously 10 years ago. Her first book, Ante’s Inferno, won the…

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Episode 27: Maggie James

Maggie James is a British author who lives in Bristol and writes psychological suspense novels. Before turning her hand to writing, Maggie worked mainly as an accountant, with a diversion into practising as a nutritional therapist. She’s best known for her thrillers, but also writes about non-fiction topics, in particular nutrition, but she has also written a…

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Episode 26: Peter O’Connor

Peter O’Connor is the book cover designer who created all three covers for my Secret Bunker Trilogy. Peter runs his business via the website bespokebookcovers.com alongside his wife, Caroline. If you go to look at the website I don’t think that I’ve ever seen such a compelling collection of audio testimonials praising Peter’s work and support…

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Episode 25: Ashley Lister

Ashley Lister is a prolific writer of erotic fiction, having written more than two dozen full length erotic novels and over a hundred short stories. Aside from regularly blogging about writing erotica, Ashley also teaches creative writing. He has hosted a creative writing workshop at Eroticon, the annual conference for sex bloggers and erotica writers…

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Episode 24: Molly Looby

Molly Looby is the author of ZA and many other unpublished works that haven’t yet seen the light of day. She self-published the Immorality of Immortality trilogy between 2011-2015 and that series is made up of Playing with Reality, Gambling a Fairytale, and Chancing the Truth. Molly lives in Essex in the UK and spends almost all…

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Episode 23: Michael Robertson

Michael Robertson is a writer from the UK with several publications to his name, both online and in print. He writes dystopian, sci-fi, and apocalyptic fiction, though predominantly science fiction with a darker edge to it. Michael has written stories of all kinds since his late teens and finally started publishing in 2013 after having…

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Episode 22: Janet Murray

Janet Murray knows a thing or two about what makes a great media story – and what doesn’t! She has 15 years’ experience writing and editing for national newspapers and magazines including the Guardian, Telegraph, Independent, Times, Sun and Daily Mail. Janet now teaches people how to create incredible PR opportunities – with minimal time…

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Episode 21: David J Robertson

It takes many writers years and years to finally set pen to paper. Author David Robertson has possibly had a more rocky ride than most. David is a former engineer who got his first book published after three shattering life events. This is in spite of being told 10 years ago that he should get…

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Episode 20: Leila Dewji

Having worked as a journalist, in a large international publishing company and at a prestigious literary agency, Leila Dewji has accrued a lot of experience in the publishing industry. However, she is now bringing all of that knowledge to the world of self-publishing, having set up the both Acorn Independent Press and I_AM Self-Publishing with her…

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Episode 19: Richard Madeley

Most people know Richard Madeley for his work with his wife, Judy Finnigan on TV and as part of The Richard & Judy Book Club. He is also the best-selling author of four books. He began his writing career with Fathers and Sons, then followed that up with Some Day I’ll Find You and The…

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Episode 18: Mike Bodnar

Mike Bodnar is a former continuity announcer, regional newsreader and TV & radio presenter. He joined Radio New Zealand as an announcer in 1978, then moved into television in the early 80s. His early explorations of publishing were a companion guide to the New Zealand Road Code for new drivers and a co-authored guide to personal security.…

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Episode 17: Tim Lewis

Tim Lewis (writing as Timothy Michael Lewis) is a self-published author from London in the UK. He spent 18 years working as a computer programmer and IT manager in the world of financial IT. After the death of his wife, following a long illness, Tim reassessed his life goals and decided that he wanted to write…

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