Self Publishing Journeys

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 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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