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Episode 73: Steven A. McKay

Steven A. McKay’s first book, “Wolf’s Head”, came out in 2013 and was an Amazon UK top 20 bestseller. It has an incredible 389+ reviews on Amazon.co.uk … if you’ve ever tried to get reviews, that’s an astonishing number. “Blood of the Wolf” is the fourth and final book in the Forest Lord series which has well…

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Episode 67 : Ruth Sutton [Take 2]

Ruth Sutton’s first novel ‘A Good Liar’ was published in 2012 and two further books that formed the Jessie Whelan trilogy followed in successive years – Forgiven (2013) and ‘Fallout’ (2014) In 2015 Ruth turned her hand to crime fiction in ‘Cruel Tide’, which was shortlisted for the Lakeland Book of the Year. The sequel…

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Episode 66: Sarah Painter

Before writing books, Sarah Painter worked as a freelance magazine journalist, blogger and editor. Sarah writes contemporary fiction with a touch of magic and her debut novel, The Language of Spells, became a Kindle bestseller. She presents the Worried Writer podcast, has just self-published her first non-fiction book – Stop Worrying; Start Writing – and…

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Episode 51: David P. Perlmutter

Falsely accused of arson and manslaughter and thrown in a Spanish jail, David P Perlmutter turned real life drama into a full-time writing career following the success of his debut novel ‘Wrong Place Wrong Time’. After the success of this novel David decided to share with other indie self-published authors his guide to getting his…

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Episode 37: David Gaughran

David Gaughran is an Irish writer who spends most of his time travelling the world, collecting stories. He is the author of the Latin American historical adventures Mercenary and A Storm Hits Valparaiso. David also wrote the short stories If You Go Into The Woods and Transfection, and the popular writers’ guides Let’s Get Digital and…

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Episode 36: Ginny Carter

Ginny Carter is a business book ghostwriter and book writing coach – she’s known as The Author Maker®. She’s on a mission to transform established speakers, coaches and consultants from everyday experts into respected thought leaders and in-demand speakers, through the publication that grows their reputation and expands their business. Prior to becoming a writer,…

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Episode 35: Rachel Amphlett

Rachel Amphlett is the bestselling author of the Dan Taylor thriller series, as well as a number of standalone crime thrillers. Originally from the UK and currently based in Brisbane, Australia, her novels appeal to a worldwide audience, and have been compared to Robert Ludlum, Lee Child, and Michael Crichton. With plotlines ripped straight out…

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Episode 34: Celina Grace

Celina Grace a full time indie author, Top 100 UK Amazon bestseller & host of the Indie Author School. She is UK-based and wrote her first book – The Blue Ruby – at age 7. Celina experimented with screenplays, scripts and short stories and then had a very long and frustrating journey trying to get traditionally published.…

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Episode 33: Joanne Phillips

Joanne Phillips is the author of the romantic comedies Can’t Live Without, The Family Trap, and Cupid’s Way. She also created the Flora Lively series of contemporary mysteries. Can’t Live Without was an Amazon top 20 bestseller in 2012 and her books regularly appear in category bestseller lists. Before becoming a writer, Joanne had jobs…

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Episode 32: Edward Trayer

Edward Trayer writes fiction books for children under the pen-name Billy Bob Buttons. He is the author of sixteen books to date and is published by The Wishing Shelf Press. In 2011, his book Felicity Brady and the Wizard’s Bookshop was long-listed for the International Rubery Book Award, and Tor Assassin Hunter was a runner up…

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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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