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Episode 162 – Lost, Kidnapped And Eaten Alive!

February 17, 2015

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Special Guest: Laurie King

Just to start this out: The kidnapped story in Laurie King’s travel memoir, Lost, Kidnapped, Eaten Alive, is when she accepted a ride from a “very nice” man who, it turned out, was not so nice, and she was rescued by a few locals.

The eaten alive refers to an encounter with a beautiful clear pool of water and hundreds of tiny leeches (in Austraila, had to point that out)

And we didn’t get to the lost story.

The market for Travel writing has changed and Laurie attributes that change to the internet, like pretty much everything else. Her advice to Newbie Writers is to create the articles about your travels, post them, gather a body of work, and then start pitching those articles to magazines or web sites. Money? This is not aRead More

Episode 159 – “It’s A Booktastik Good Time!”

February 1, 2015

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Special guest: Dionne Lister

January 23 2015


Booktastik provides innovative solutions to connecting books with readers. Advertise your ebook deal, new release, promotion, giveaway or competition with Booktastik and reach new readers and fans.

What you get

When you promote your book with Booktastik, it reaches our 300-500 daily website visitors, and the book will be emailed in a one-off email to our subscribers (numbers available on the pricing and sales estimate page and growing daily). We also share your book to our Facebook page (7500+likes), Twitter, Pinterest and Google plus.

How it works

Booktastik offers a comprehensive service for publishers and authors looking to reach new readers and fans. Our categories include limited-time ebookRead More

Episode 158 – Sisters Are Doing It For Themselves!

January 13, 2015

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Guest: Laura McHale Holland

Sisters Born, Sisters Found

Sisters Born, Sisters Found

Our guest today was Laura McHale Holland editor of Sisters Born, Sisters Found.  Full disclosure, Catharine’s poem is included in the Anthology, which is why she asked Laura to be our guest today.


Sisters Born, Sisters Found: A Diversity of Voices on Sisterhood

Sisters: For many of us “sisters” is a powerful word that evokes a range of deep emotions. The word speaks of bonds like no other and jogs memories of intimate conversations, brutal fights, belly laughs, celebrations, secrets, long walks, solace, betrayal, camaraderie, home.

For the last few years, Laura McHale Holland, has produced events at SISTERS Consignment Couture in Sonoma, Calif., whereRead More

Episode 157: Don’t Do What You Love!

December 22, 2014

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Special Guest:  Rachel Nabors

Rachel Nabors

We were intrigued by our guest, Rachel Nabor’s blog post, Don’t do what you Love.

Here is some of that post, originally shared on Medium:

I don’t like advice like “Do what you love and the money will follow.” Not because it isn’t true, but because it’s a monkey’s paw: it’s true under the right circumstances with the right people, and for everyone else, it’s just bad advice.

I used to make comics for a living (these comics, right here), and I gave out similar advice and professed similar goals: If I just tried hard enough, I’d make it doing what I love, making comics for a living. If anyone was less successful then I was, well, they must not have been trying hard enough.

To an extent it worked! I won awards,Read More

Why I didn’t build a Time Machine

November 26, 2014

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Need a time machine?I love my Beta Readers, to a one, they delivered enormously helpful feedback and suggestions. Except for two.

One of the Beta Readers is an engineer and after he read the   Future Girls he chastised me, saying – you need to build a time machine!

A day later, the other Beta Reader, a physicist, counseled, whatever you do, don’t build a time machine.

You can imagine how helpful that all was.

Any sufficiently advanced technology is indistinguishable from magic.

–Arthur C. Clarke

I chose not to build a time machine for two reasons: first, (according to both Beta Readers) I do not have extensive experience in time machine mechanics. And second, I did not want to unnecessarily slow down the story. I didn’t want the book to be all about whether or not time machines work, and invoke aRead More