This week I talk to Helen Smith, author of the highly acclaimed Alison Wonderland and Emily Castles Mysteries. She recounts her journey from a traditionally published writer to self-publisher from “back in the day,” to her current status as a hybrid author, as well as BritCrime.com, the upcoming virtual crime fiction festival she’s organized for readers and authors to meet online.
T. Ellery Hodges published his first novel The Never Hero (science fantasy) in September 2014. It’s currently in the top 100 of four different subgenres and is hovering around #600 in overall ranking in the Kindle Store. This week, I talk to Todd about how The Never Hero came about and what strategies he’s used to make it “stick” at the top of the cha
Show notes at: rspcast.com/Todd.
My guest today, Rachael Herron, started in the traditional world, having big publishers fighting over the rights to her books. It was the deal that every author aspiring for a traditional contract hopes for, and it was for a book she wrote during NaNoWriMo. We talk about how that came about, and why she decided to head into the self-publishing world. In the second half we really get into the issue of dealing with blocks, and getting the words on the page. Show notes at: rspcast.com/Rachael.
Mat Morris first appeared on RSP back in Episode #40 on how to write a lot more and faster. Now he’s back with Nancy Elliott, his co-host of the new daily! Author Strong podcast. Not only are they co-hosts, but they are also mentor and mentee. This week I talk to Mat and Nancy about the benefits of mentorship.
I first interviewed Elle Casey back in Episode #16, where we talked about perma-free, read-through rates, and her incredible prolific output. This week I am honored to welcome Elle back to discuss her latest foray into a new genre, the psychology of success, and the benefits of hiring an assistant.