When I first spoke with Kevin Tumlinson a year ago here on RSP, he had just launched his book 30-Day Author and was preparing for life on the road in an RV. Not only is Kevin now toodling around the country in a 38-foot RV with his wife, he has since published another eight new titles (at least), added a fourth show to his podcast repertoire, and joined the awesome author-centric team at Draft2Digital. This week I follow up with Kevin to find out how life on the road is treating him, how he manages to keep up his writing habit amid a busy professional life, and the great free author tools offered by Draft2Digital.
We first spoke to fantasy author Jefferson Smith back in Episode #155 about his Immerse or Die Report, a three-strike rating system designed to identify which indie-published books can keep him walking on his treadmill the longest. Since then, the IOD community has grown with a second anthology in the works, expansion onto the YouTube platform with 5-Minute Immersion Lab videos, and the competitive style Page Fight!
It’s been 18 months since we first met Jacqueline Garlick in Episode #109, a month before Amazon imprint Skyscape was scheduled to launch the re-release of her first book Lumière, followed closely by the new release of its sequel Noir. This week Jacqueline returns to talk about her experience as an Amazon-published author and update us on her latest projects, including her non-fiction books for writers.
Meet Scott King, a middle-grade fiction, thriller, and nonfiction author, as well as screenwriter, game board photographer, and fellow podcaster. This week I sit down with Scott to talk about his recent book The 5 Day Novel, in which he breaks down the process he used to write his own thriller Ameriguns in just 5 days.
Barry Hutchison began his writing career with a flying leap into screenplay options at the age of 17, followed by 80+ traditionally published children’s books, before deciding to self-publish his adult fiction. He had a bit of a stumble with his first series, but followed up immediately with a second series that did very well, all within one year. This week, I talk to Barry about the things he learned from that first series and how community helped him turn the second one into success.