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Mary Buckham: Multiple Streams of Income for Writers BSW015_181211

“The stories that each of us has are stories only we can tell. And if we don’t find a way to get those stories out into the reader’s hands, the world is a lesser place.” Intro I first met Mary seven years ago at a workshop she gave on writing active hooks. She blew my...

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Julie Howard: Building Writing Communities BSW14_2018

Intro Mystery writer Julie Howard is  a former journalist. She worked as a reporter and editor for publications such as The Las Vegas Review-Journal and The Sacramento Bee, and she wrote for a national news service and magazines. In her reporting life, she interviewed Oscar winners, Emmy winners and top business executives. She also did political writing...

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Sharon Ashwood: Christmas Stories in a Dark Paranormal World_BSW013 181127

Intro Sharon Ashwood is one of my favorite paranormal authors, so I’m over the moon  excited about this interview. She’s written for Penguin’s Signet Eclipse (before the line was closed), Harlequin Nocturne (which recently closed), and Del Rey, publishing18 trad novels, plus novellas, essays and shorter pieces. She began her professional writing career as a freelance art critic...

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S. G. Wong: The Marginalization of Minorities BSW012_181020

Intro Hybrid author S.G. Wong is a member of The Writers Union of Canada, the Writer’s Gold of Alberta and the past president of Sisters in Crime, Canada West. She writes alternate history, speculative fiction. S.G. is a remarkable speaker. I met her at a Sisters in Crime Conference where she spoke about making book marketing...

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Janice MacDonald: Genre Fiction the Poor Cousin, BSW011_181113

Intro Janice MacDonald is the author of the Randy Craig Mysteries, set in Edmonton, Alberta. Randy is an amateur detective and academic manqué, who finds herself in a variety of dilemmas as she tries to worm her way into one niche or another of university life. Janice herself no longer teaches at the university level,...

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Anne Janzer: Why Brain Science is Important to Writers and Marketing

Successful, non-fiction, hybrid author Anne Janzer calls herself an “armchair cognitive science geek.”  What does that mean? Anne loves reading and learning about the way our minds work. Her background in technology marketing, helps her with book marketing. Seth Godin, one of my thought-gurus said this about her books: “Research-based, hands-on, step-by-step wisdom that can...

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Eileen Cook: Coaching Conflict BSW009_181030

Intro “Welcome to Episode 9 – on Blood, Sweat and Words. Today, I’m interviewing Eileen Cook: a  writer and writing coach. Eileen Cook’s12 novels appear in eight different languages and several have been optioned for film and TV.  Most of her work is in the YA category. She writes psychological thrillers. Eileen is a popular speaker...

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William Nikkel: Homicide Detective to Author BSW055_date

William Nikkel is the #1 Amazon bestselling author of CAVE DWELLER. He’s a retired homicide investigator turned author, a member of the International Thriller Writers organization (ITW). He’s the author of 8 Jack Ferrell mystery- suspense novels, a Jack Ferrell novella, and two Max Traver steampunk westerns. A former homicide detective and S.W.A.T. team member...

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Bonnie Edwards: Sex on the Page BSW007_18-10-16

  Multi-published, award-winning, hybrid author Bonnie Edwards has been writing different heroines for years. Often pink collar, her heroines have done everything from driving tow trucks to being virtual assistants. Some are single mothers, others are struggling, divorced college students. Still others are older, with more experience; but all of them are confident in themselves...

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CJ Hunt: Helping Authors – BSW006_181009

Welcome to Episode 6  on Blood, Sweat and Words. Today, I’m interviewing C.J. Hunt. She writes contemporary hometown romance set in the fictional Vancouver Island town of Rivers End. Her stories, which are mostly novella in length, have intrigue with a touch of magic. C.J. is the founding president of the Greater Vancouver Writer’s Association...

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