Welcome to the Indie Writer Podcast where we talk about all things writing and indie publishing. Today we are excited to talk about Jamieson Ridenhour and David Allen Voyles.

Jamieson Ridenhour is the writer and producer of the popular audio drama Palimpsest, the author of the werewolf murder-mystery Barking Mad, and writer and director of the award-winning short horror films Cornerboys and The House of the Yaga. His ghost play Grave Lullaby was a finalist for the Kennedy Center’s David Cohen Playwriting award in 2012. Jamie’s short fiction and poetry has appeared in Strange Horizons, Andromeda Spaceways Magazine, TheNewerYork, Across the Margins, Mirror Dance, and Architrave, among others, and has been podcast on Pseudopod, Cast of Wonders, and Radio Unbound.  His newest play, Bloodbath: Victoria’s Secret, premiered in October of 2021. Jamie has a Ph.D. in Victorian Gothic fiction. In addition to publishing scholarly articles on Dickens, LeFanu, and contemporary vampire film, he edited the Valancourt edition of Sheridan LeFanu’s Carmilla (2009) and wrote a book-length study of urban gothic fiction, In Darkest London (Scarecrow, 2014). He has taught writing and literature for over twenty years, currently at Warren Wilson College in Swannanoa, NC.

Some of the tales in David Allen Voyles' collections of original horror stories, The Thirteenth Day of Christmas and Tales from the Hearse were those he told while conducting tours for his ghost tour company, Dark Ride Tours in Asheville, NC. Having taught literature for thirty years, Voyles is no stranger to weird tales and horror fiction in general. His lifelong obsession with Halloween ensured that it was just a matter of time before he published his own tales of terror. In addition to publishing his stories in various anthologies, he is also the creator of the horror podcast, Dark Corners with David Allen Voyles.

 

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Welcome to the Indie Writer Podcast where we talk about all things writing and indie publishing. Today we are excited to talk about Beach Reads with Annie McQuaid.  

Annie McQuaid is a Boston native, but grew up in North Carolina where the winters are much easier to handle! She’s been writing since she can remember and holds a B.A. in Communications and Creative Writing from Elon University. In April, 2022, she was selected as a Kiss Pitch mentee for a two-month-long writing mentorship program. In her day job, she works as a Marketing Director for Cengage publishing where she gets to be a storyteller every day.

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RESOURCES/BOOKS MENTIONED:

Beach Read by Emily Henry

The Idea of You by Robinne Lee

People We Meet on Vacation by Emily Henry

One Italian Summer by Rebecca Serle

Something Wilder by Christina Lauren

The Bodyguard by Katherine Center

The House in the Cerulean Sea by TJ Klune

Our Crooked Hearts by Melissa Albert

Jagged Little Pill by Eric Smith

Big Magic by Elizabeth Gilbert

When Life Gives You Vampires by Gloria Duke

Save the Cat Writes a Novel by Jessica Brody

On Writing by Stephen King

The Emotion Thesaurus

 

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Welcome to the Indie Writer Podcast where we talk about all things writing and indie publishing. Today, host Cari Dubiel talks about Organizing Your Writing Life with guest authors Gigi Pandian and Kaytalin Platt. 
 
Gigi Pandian is a USA Today bestselling and award-winning mystery author, breast cancer survivor, and accidental almost-vegan. The child of cultural anthropologists from New Mexico and the southern tip of India, she spent her childhood being dragged around the world on their research trips and now lives outside San Francisco. She's the author of more than a dozen mystery novels. The latest is Under Lock & Skeleton Key, which the New York Times called "wildly entertaining." She’s been awarded Agatha, Anthony, Lefty, and Derringer awards, was a finalist for the Edgar Award, and is a co-founder of Crime Writers of Color.
 

Kaytalin Platt is an author and graphic designer living in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania. Platt was raised on a farm in rural Deer Park, Alabama—a place which offered inspiration for her short stories Eleanor and Only God Can Tell. Platt’s debut novel, The Living God, was published in 2019, with the follow-up arriving in 2021. She has several short stories appearing in Writing Bloc anthologies, and the third installment to her Equitas series arrives late 2022.

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GIGI PANDIAN
Twitter - @GigiPandian
Instagram - @GigiPandian
 
KAYTALIN PLATT
Twitter - @KaytalinPlatt
Instagram - @KaytalinPlatt
The Ever War by Kaytalin Platt
 

 

RESOURCES/BOOKS MENTIONED:

Dropbox

Scrivener

Google Docs

Sisters in Crime

Prowriting Aid

Be Focused

Campfire Write

Writing the Breakout Novel by Donald Maas

Screenwriting Tricks for Authors by Alexandra Sokoloff

The Secrets of Story by Matt Bird

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Welcome to the Indie Writer Podcast where we talk about all things writing and indie publishing. Today, host Cari Dubiel talks about writing True Crime with guest authors April Moore and Jane Turzillo.  

April Moore is former director of Northern Colorado Writers, an association for writers offering classes, workshops, and an annual conference. She is also the author of Folsom's 93: The Lives and Crimes of Folsom Prison's Executed Men (Linden Publishing 2013). She is also the author of several articles, essays, a women's fiction, and a young adult manuscript that is impatiently awaiting edits. April is currently working with a new publisher on a revised edition of Folsom's 93, set for publication in Fall 2023, and will graduate summa cum laude (if all goes well) in June 2022 with her bachelors in Criminal Justice.

Jane Ann Turzillo combines her love of history with her fascination of true crime on her blog and in her books. Wicked Women of Ohio and Unsolved Murders & Disappearances in Northeast Ohio were both nominated for an Agatha and both won the Ohio Professional Writers award for adult non-fiction/history. Wicked Women of Ohio and Unsolved Murders & Disappearances in Northeast Ohio  have both won honors from the National Federation of Press Women.

When she isn’t writing books or giving presentations on historical crimes, she writes a blog at darkheartedwomen.wordpress.com. She holds degrees in Criminal Justice Technology and Mass-Media Communication from The University of Akron. Her memberships include Mystery Writers of America, Sisters in Crime and National Federation of Press Women.

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APRIL MOORE
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JANE TURZILLO
Wicked Cleveland by Jane Turzillo
 

 

RESOURCES/BOOKS MENTIONED:

Journalist's Toolbox

FBI Website

Police Files and Reports

Federal Court Records

Google Books

History Museums

Public Records Departmemnts

Courthouse Archives

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Welcome to the Indie Writer Podcast where we talk about all things writing and indie publishing. Today, host Jacqui Castle talks about Capturing the Middle Grade Voice with guest author Rod Martinez.

Attracted to words at an early age, Rod’s first book was created in grade school, his teacher used it to encourage creativity in her students. His high school English teacher told him to try short story writing, he listened, and the rest – as they say, is history.

 

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Welcome to the Indie Writer Podcast where we talk about all things writing and indie publishing. Today host Jacqui Castle talks Humor Writing with David Sharpe.  

David E. Sharp is a noisy librarian. Having grown up on the windy plains of the Texas panhandle, David learned early on how to make his own fun. He also discovered a love for storytelling, a rich and vibrant artform with cultural roots all over the world. 

Among his early writings was a ransom note to his high school algebra teacher in poison pen, delivered with an enclosed photograph of a text book tied to a chair. While this was wildly entertaining, it lacked the plot and structure of his later writings.

Sharp has authored a number of short stories and launched a series of novels. His first book, Lost on a Page, chronicles the plight of fictional characters from various genres who seek to murder their authors. Had this been an autobiographical work, David E. Sharp might not be with us today.

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Lost on a Page by David Sharpe

 

RESOURCES/BOOKS MENTIONED:

The Martian Chronicles by Ray Bradbury

The 7 1/2 Deaths of Evelyn Hardcastle by Stuart Turton

The Princess Bride by William Goldman

The Hitchhiker's Guide to the Galaxy by Douglas Adams

 

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Welcome to the Indie Writer Podcast where we talk about all things writing and indie publishing. Hosts Jacqui Castle and Becca Spence Dobias are joined by returning guest Matt Harry to talk about writing the Interactive Novel!

Matt Harry is an author, editor, screenwriter, and playwright. He graduated from the University of Southern California with an MFA in Film Production, and has worked for ABC, CBS, Sony, and HGTV. He has edited over 20 novels, several of which have gone on to win awards or be optioned for television and film. In 2019, he wrote and directed an interactive romantic comedy called Somebody to Love. He has also written the novels Sorcery for Beginners, Cryptozoology for Beginners, and Superkid. His latest novel, You Are a Filmmaker, is an interactive novel based on his 25 years in the film industry. 

 

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Matt Harry

Twitter - @mattharrymh

Instagram - @matt_harry_mh

Website - http://www.mattharrywork.com/

You Are a Filmmaker by Matt Harry

 

Resources Mentioned:

Adventure Time Comics by Ryan North

Twine Interactive Story Software

 

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Welcome to the Indie Writer Podcast where we talk about all things writing and indie publishing. Today we are excited to talk about Memoir Backlash Yasmin Azad, Esther Amini, & Megan Culhane Galbraith.

Yasmin Azad who was born and raised in Ceylon, (now called Sri Lanka), was among the first group of girls in her Muslim community to go away from home to pursue a university degree.  In her twenties, after a brief stint as a lecturer, she married and moved to the United States. Living mostly in the Boston area, she raised her children and worked for over two decades as a mental health counselor. Her memoir Stay, Daughter, draws on her experiences growing up in a warm and close-knit but conservative society which at first resisted the education and independence of women but had, eventually, to embrace modernity. It is also informed by an understanding derived from her work as a counselor in the West, that the breakdown of traditional family values and structures comes with its own challenges, especially for women. She is currently working on a novel which explores the issues of family and belonging.

Esther Amini is a writer, painter, and psychoanalytic psychotherapist in private practice. Her debut memoir is entitled Concealed: Memoir of a Jewish-Iranian Daughter Caught Between the Chador and America. Her short stories have appeared in Elle, Lilith, Tablet, The Jewish Week, Barnard Magazine, TK University’s Inscape Literary, Proximity, Paper Brigade, and Medium.com.   Her essays can also be found in Zibby Owens’ Anthologies Moms Don’t Have Time To and Moms Don’t Have Time To Have Kids.

Esther Amini was named one of Aspen Words’ best emerging memoirists and awarded its Emerging Writer Fellowship in 2016.  Seven of her pieces have been performed by Jewish Women’s Theatre, (a.k.a. The Braid), in Los Angeles and in Manhattan, and she was chosen by Jewish Women’s Theatre as their Artist-in-Residence in 2019. ChaiFlicks, (Jewish Netflix), is presently streaming an excerpt from Concealed called AM-REE-KAH.

Megan Culhane Galbraith is a writer and visual artist. Her work was a Notable Mention in Best American Essays 2017, has been nominated for two Pushcart Prizes, and has been published in Tupelo Quarterly, Redivider, Catapult, Hobart, Longreads, and Hotel Amerika, among others. She is Associate Director of the Bennington Writing Seminars and the founding director of the Governor's Institutes of Vermont Young Writers Institute. Her debut hybrid memoir-in-essays, The Guild of the Infant Saviour was published by Mad Creek Books/Ohio State University Press in May 2021. 

 

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Stay Daughter by Yasmin Azad
 
Esther Amini
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Instagram: @estheraminiauthor
Concealed by Esther Amini
 
Megan Culhane Galbraith

Twitter - @megangalbraith

Instagram - @m.galbraith

Facebook - @megan.culhane.galbraith

Website - www.megangalbraith.com

The Guild of the Infant Saviour: An Adopted Child’s Memory Book by Megan Culhane Galbraith

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Welcome to the Indie Writer Podcast where we talk about all things writing and indie publishing. Today we are excited to talk about writing Queer Romance with TJ Alexander and Timothy Janovsky.

TJ Alexander is an amateur baker and author who writes about queer love. Originally from Florida, they received their MA in writing and publishing from Emerson College in Boston. They live in New York City with their wife and various houseplants. They are represented by Larissa Melo Pienkowski of Jill Grinberg Literary Management.

Timothy Janovsky is a queer, multidisciplinary storyteller from New Jersey. He holds a Bachelor's degree from Muhlenberg College and a self-appointed certificate in rom-com studies (accreditation pending). When he's not daydreaming about young Hugh Grant, he's telling jokes, playing characters, and writing books. Never Been Kissed is his first novel.

 

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RESOURCES MENTIONED:

Romancing the Beat by Gwen Hayes

Something to Talk About by Meryl Wilsner

The Charm Offensive by Alison Cochrun

 

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Chef's Kiss by TJ Alexander
 
Timothy Janovsky
Twitter: @timothyjanovsky
Instagram: @timothyjanovsky

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Welcome to the Indie Writer Podcast where we talk about all things writing and indie publishing. Today we are excited to talk about Writing Neurodiverse Characters with Halli Gomez. 

Halli Gomez writes for children and young adults and works at her independent bookstore. She has written several stories with neurodivergent characters including her young adult novel, LIST OF TEN. When no one is looking, she sock skates through the house and talks to dogs like they are human. When people are looking, she enjoys reading, outdoors, and breaking out of escape rooms with her family. Halli lives in North Carolina with her husband, two boys, and two dogs.

 

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RESOURCES MENTIONED:

Turtles All the Way Down by John Green

All the Bright Places by Jennifer Niven

Heroine by Mindy Mcginnis

Kiss and Repeat by Heather Truett

We Need Diverse Books

Donald Mass Seminars

 

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Twitter: @Halli_Gomez
Instagram: @halli_gomez_author
Facebook: halligomezauthor
 
 
 
 

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