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Episode 84: Colin Shelbourn

Episode 84, release date Monday 9th October, 2017 Colin Shelbourn is a professional cartoonist from Cumbria. His work has appeared in Private Eye, Reader’s Digest and The Times and his humorous postcards can be found all over the Lake District. Colin’s writing highlights include working with Hunter Davies on The Good Guide to the Lakes, as…

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Episode 83: Amelia Hay

Episode 83, release date Monday 2nd October, 2017 Amelia Hay is the author of the soon to be published, James Lalonde thriller Novels, a seven novel series. When she’s not writing thrillers, Amelia loves to travel and coach aspiring writers. She helps authors to write, brand, and market their books so they can, create their dream…

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Episode 82: Joanna Penn

Episode 82, release date Monday 25th September, 2017 Joanna Penn is an Award-nominated, New York Times and USA Today bestselling thriller author, as well as writing non-fiction for authors. She’s written 23 books and sold over 500,000 books in 84 countries and 5 languages. Joanna is an indie author and also runs a small press, Curl…

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Episode 81: Laura Read

Episode 81, release date Monday 18th September, 2017 Laura Read has worked in publishing for over seven years, as a designer for a journal and its award-winning website. She is now an author and freelance designer. Her poetry has been published in two anthologies. Her debut novel is called Deadly Sins – an exploration of the…

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Episode 80: Dave Chesson

Dave Chesson is best known for his Kindlepreneur blog and website. He’s is an 11 year veteran of the US Navy, but started a side hustle learning about online marketing. He created niche websites, learnt about SEO and affiliate income, then made the move into self-publishing. He now supports indie authors via his Kindlepreneur blog…

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Episode 79: Emily Benet

Emily Benet is an author, journalist and award-winning blogger. She writes contemporary fiction. Her titles include the blog-to-book retail comedy, Shop Girl Diaries, the quirky romantic comedy, The Temp, and a novel about social media addiction, #PleaseRetweet. Her fourth novel, The Hen Party, is a fun, fast-paced reality TV saga set in the island of…

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Episode 78: Jon Cronshaw [Take 2]

Episode 78, release date Monday 28th August, 2017 Jon Cronshaw is a newly self-published sci-fi and dystopian author. It’s the second time on the podcast for Jon – we met at Carlisle’s Borderlines Book Festival last year and at that time, Jon was about to self-publish his first book. When I first spoke to Jon in January…

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Episode 77: Morgen Bailey

Episode 77, release date Monday 21st August, 2017 Morgen Bailey is a multi-genre author, freelance editor, tutor, Writers’ Forum magazine columnist, blogger, speaker, competition judge / host, and co-founder of Northants Authors. Morgen will be one of the 2018 NAWG Fest tutors with her ‘Editing your Fiction’ weekend residential course. The former Chair of three writing…

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Episode 76: Joseph Alexander

Joseph Alexander has been a guitarist and expert music tutor for over 20 years. His tuition books are published in four languages and have sold over thousands of copies to widespread critical acclaim. Recently his books passed £1,000,000 in revenue and he is currently writing a guide book to self-publishing for authors. Joseph travels constantly…

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Episode 75: James P. Sumner

James P. Sumner writes a series of action thrillers about a former soldier-turned-hitman named Adrian Hell. He’s worked in every type of office environment you can think of – insurance, banking, mobile phones, telesales … you name it, he’s done it. In July 2013, he began work on his first novel and eventually self-published his…

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Episode 74: Meg Cowley [Take 2]

Meg Cowley was first interviewed in episode 3 of this podcast, in April 2016. At that time Meg was experiencing her biggest success in self-publishing having created a series of adult colouring books which were selling very well. However, the bottom dropped out of that market and Meg had to so a very sharp pivot…

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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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