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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 44: Clare Lydon

Clare Lydon is a London-based writer of contemporary lesbian romance and the host of the Lesbian Bookclub Podcast. She’s a No.1 best-seller on lesbian fiction charts around the globe. Clare  has five full-length novels to her name, as well as writing the All I Want series. Clare’s books deal with the lives & loves of modern…

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Episode 43: Chris Longmuir

Chris Longmuir is an award winning crime writer. She is best known for her Dundee Crime Series, featuring DS Bill Murphy. Night Watcher, the first book in the series, won the SAW (Scottish Association of Writers) Pitlochry Award, and the sequel, Dead Wood, won the Dundee International Book Prize, as well as the Pitlochry Award. Chris…

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Episode 42: Dina Santorelli

Dina Santorelli is a writer editor, author and blogger. She is the author of the award-winning debut novel, Baby Grand, a top-rated mystery/thriller and best-selling organised crime thriller on Amazon Kindle. Having edited more than a thousand articles over the years, Dina has developed a keen and confident eye when it comes to polishing writers’…

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Episode 41: Melissa Addey

Melissa Addey writes historical novels and non-fiction books. The first novel, which was set in China, The Fragrant Concubine, was longlisted for both the Mslexia Novel Competition and the Historical Novel Society Indie Award. It landed Melissa an agent at Coombs Moylett & Maclean Literary Agency. She also writes non-fiction books, the first being 100…

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Episode 40: Harry Bingham

Harry Bingham is the author of the Fiona Griffiths series of crime novels. The series is set in Cardiff and features a heroine described by the Sunday Times as ‘The most startling protagonist in modern crime fiction … brutal, freakish and totally original.’ Harry also created the Writers’ Workshop in 2005 by spending an initial £800…

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Episode 39: Andrew Bromley

If you want to get your books ordered by traditional bookshops and libraries, then you need an alternative solution to publishing via Amazon’s Createspace. It’s all to do with the ISBN numbers and the distribution channels, and it’s a topic that confuses and trips up new indie authors time after time. Put simply, you need…

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Episode 38: Kerry Fisher

Kerry Fisher spent half her life talking about writing a novel, then several years at Candis magazine reviewing other people’s. It wasn’t until she took some online courses with the UCLA (University of California) that the dream started to morph into reality, culminating in the self-publishing of The Class Ceiling. The Avon imprint of HarperCollins…

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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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