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Welcome to the Thriving Authors Podcast, where we delve into all aspects of what it takes to get your dream book out of your heart, onto the page and into the world, connecting with a wide audience of readers.

I don’t just want you to be a published author – I want you to be a THRIVING author, confidently sharing your ideas, making an impact with your words, and owning your unique voice that deserves to be heard! I’m here to guide you through the writing journey, from first draft to revision process, from mindset issues to craft questions, from finding inspiration to building a sustainable writing career!

On this podcast, you will find behind-the-scenes lessons from my own book-writing and publishing journey, interviews with successful published authors, and tips and advice you can start using today to move you forward in your writing life.

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May 2024

Episode 159: Interview with Tara K. Ross

In this episode of the Thriving Authors Podcast, I’m sharing a conversation that I had on Instagram Live with my friend Tara K. Ross, who is an amazing author and podcast host. She read an early copy of my book BEFORE & AFTER YOU & ME, which is now officially available, and we chatted a few days before publication to talk about my book.

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May 2024

Episode 158: Tips for Writing Your Book Description

In this solo episode of the Thriving Authors Podcast, I’m excited to share what has helped me write my back cover and my longer book descriptions. I even give an example of the description from my book that came out in December called “Your Book Matters: 52 love notes from my creative heart to yours.”

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April 2024

Episode 157: Interview with Katy Almstrom

In this episode of the Thriving Authors Podcast, I’m talking with money mentor and writing coach Katy Almstrom about writing a better money story – something especially important for us entrepreneurs and creatives!

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April 2024

Episode 156: Interview with Danielle Anderson

In this episode of the Thriving Authors Podcast, I’m talking with nonfiction book coach and editor Danielle Anderson about how to map out a transformative reader journey—all the way from the timeline to major scenes, to themes and reader desires.

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April 2024

Episode 155: My Best Tips for Entering Contests

In this solo episode of the Thriving Authors Podcast, I'm sharing my best tips for entering writing contests! 

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March 2024

Episode 154: Interview with Greta Woolley

In this episode of the Thriving Authors Podcast, I’m talking with my wonderful friend Greta Woolley about her incredible book “S.O.S.: Survival Guide for Teachers, Old and New”. I was honored to be able to support her in writing this book over the course of my 8-week writing program Your Book Roadmap.

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March 2024

Episode 153: The 2 Biggest Objections I Hear

In this solo episode of the Thriving Authors Podcast, I’m diving into two common objections that I hear over and over from the women who are considering joining Thriving Authors Academy. These objections might resonate with you, too, so I wanted to talk about them and pose some questions for you to think about.

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March 2024

Episode 152: Interview with Amy Michelle Carpenter

In this episode of the Thriving Authors Podcast, I’m talking with Amy Michelle Carpenter, publisher of Monster Publishing and author of several science fiction books. I love that she’s able to come at this conversation from both the publisher’s side and also from the author’s side.
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March 2024

Episode 151: Revamp Your Writing Routine Recap

In this solo episode of the Thriving Authors Podcast, I’m recapping the highlights and key takeaways from the Revamp Your Writing Routine Challenge that I hosted in my free Facebook group, Women Entrepreneurs Becoming Best-Selling Authors, last year.
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February 2024

Episode 150: Interview with Leigh Shulman

In this episode of the Thriving Authors Podcast, it was so wonderful to talk with writer Leigh Shulman who shared so many beautiful gems during her summit talk “Why Rejection is Your Best Friend.”

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February 2024

Episode 149: BTS: My Publication Journey for My New Novel

In this episode of the Thriving Authors Podcast, I'm giving you a behind-the-scenes look at the timeline of drafting, editing and submitting (and editing and submitting again) that led to finally getting a publication deal for my new novel BEFORE & AFTER YOU & ME.

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February 2024

Episode 148: Interview with Cambria Williams

In this episode of the Thriving Authors Podcast, it was such a delight to talk with Cambria Williams about her debut novel, THE BEFALLEN, and her writing journey.

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February 2024

Episode 147: The First Thriving Authors Book Club Meeting

In this episode of the Thriving Authors Podcast, I'm sharing the replay from our first Thriving Authors Book Club meeting. It was so wonderful to be together, chat about Your Book Matters and why OUR books matter and create our vision boards!

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January 2024

Episode 146: 6 Reasons to Invest in Your Writing

In this replay of a solo episode of the Thriving Authors Podcast, I'm sharing straight from my heart to yours. I talk about three important ways you can invest in your writing AND six reasons you should do so – not later, but NOW.

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January 2024

Episode 145: Interview with MJ Fievre

In this episode of the Thriving Authors Podcast, I’m thrilled to be joined by MJ Fievre, a woman who wears so many hats in the writing world! She’s an editor, a publisher, a coordinator for the Miami Book Fair, and an author of multiple genres!
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January 2024

Episode 144: Your Publication Timeline Checklist

In this solo episode of the Thriving Authors Podcast, I’m diving into all the moving pieces involved in self-publishing and giving you a checklist of what needs to get done before your book hits the shelves.

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January 2024

Episode 143: Interview with Susan Ito

In this episode of the Thriving Authors Podcast, It was such a joy to talk with author Susan Ito, whose captivating memoir I Would Meet You Anywhere came out a few months ago. If you're curious about the differences between writing a memoir and writing fiction that is based loosely on real life, I think Susan's insights will be incredibly useful to you.
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December 2023

Episode 142: 4 Questions to Ask Yourself on New Year's Eve

In this encore presentation of the Thriving Authors Podcast, I share what I do to really soak up the final hours of one year and look ahead to the next one. I don't know about you, but New Year's Eve just might be my favorite day of the whole year!

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December 2023

Episode 141: Your Book is Your Legacy

In this encore presentation of the Thriving Authors Podcast, I’m sharing a little love note from my heart to yours. I’m also reflecting on my daughter's namesake, my Grandma Auden, and how so many of us have no idea how far our legacies extend, the ripples that we create, the ways that we touch other people's lives.

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December 2023

Episode 140: Interview with Meliss Jakubovic

In this episode of the Thriving Authors Podcast, I’m excited to be talking with Meliss Jakubovic, an online marketing strategist and business growth expert. She starts us off by pulling a card from her Spiritual Entrepreneurs Affirmation Deck.

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December 2023

Episode 139: An Affirmation for You

In this solo episode of the Thriving Authors Podcast, I’m reading an excerpt from my new book, Your Book Matters: 52 love notes from my creative heart to yours. I’m also sharing some rituals and reflections that will be helpful as you think about your intentions for 2024 and your wins from the past year.

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December 2023

Episode 138: Interview with Traci Skuce

In this episode of the Thriving Authors Podcast, I had the pleasure of talking with author Traci Skuce about what she calls the impossible longing – the thing that drives us, but it doesn't resolve. It’s a fascinating, layered approach to dive into the emotional heart of your characters.

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November 2023

Episode 137: Tips for Your Author Photo Shoot

In this solo episode of the Thriving Authors Podcast, I’m sharing how to maximize your photo shoot experience so you come away with wonderful photos that you can use in your book and marketing materials.

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November 2023

Episode 136: Interview with Jill Lacsa

In this episode of the Thriving Authors Podcast, I’m thrilled to be joined by Jill Lacsa, a confidence coach who helps women follow their dreams, whether that’s to write a book or pursue other passions.

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November 2023

Episode 135: Why I Believe Your Book Matters

In this solo episode of the Thriving Authors Podcast, I’m delving into why I titled my new book Your Book Matters and why this is something I believe so deeply.

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October 2023

Episode 134: Interview with Louise Nayer

In this episode of the Thriving Authors Podcast, I’m delighted to talk with author Louise Nayer whose latest book is a memoir entitled Narrow Escapes. I really loved her warmth and vulnerability as she shared about her writing journey and her work in the fields of memoir and poetry.

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October 2023

Episode 133: Tips for Writing Your Book Description

In this solo episode of the Thriving Authors Podcast, I’m excited to share what has helped me write my back cover and my longer book descriptions. I even give an example of the description from my new book coming out this December called “Your Book Matters: 52 love notes from my creative heart to yours.”

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October 2023

Episode 132: Interview with Jessica Flory

In today's episode of the Thriving Authors Podcast, I’m excited to be talking with Jessica Flory about her debut novel Oceans of Sand, a clean fantasy romance.

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October 2023

Episode 131: Interview with Margo Candela

In today's episode of the Thriving Authors Podcast, I’m delighted to be talking with author Margo Candela about her writing journey and The Neapolitan Sisters, her fifth novel and her first after a decade-long hiatus from writing.
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September 2023

Episode 130: How to Create Your Book Marketing Plan

In today's solo episode of the Thriving Authors Podcast, I’m diving into how to create a marketing plan for your book. Marketing, promoting and launching feel so much less overwhelming when you have a plan in place!

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September 2023

Episode 129: Interview with Miriam Ilgenfritz

In today's episode of the Thriving Authors Podcast, I’m talking with Miriam Ilgenfritz, a wonderful author who also happens to be a client of mine!

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September 2023

Episode 128: Scene vs. Summary

In today's solo episode of the Thriving Authors Podcast, I’m sharing a sneak peek of the curriculum from week 7 of Thriving Authors Academy about how to boost your writing power.

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September 2023

Episode 127: Interview Rebecca Wenrich Wheeler

In today's episode of the Thriving Authors Podcast, I’m excited to be talking with author Rebecca Wenrich Wheeler who has both a novel and a picture book out this year! > Listen to episode & see show notes

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September 2023

Episode 126: Interview with Anna Rapp, Recipient of the Celine Aziz Legacy Award

In today's episode of the Thriving Authors Podcast, I’m thrilled to present the inaugural Celine Aziz Legacy Award to my dear friend and coach, Anna Rapp, whose wonderful book, The 20K Freedom Fund was released earlier this year.

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August 2023

Episode 125: Interview with Elizabeth Castillo

In today's episode of the Thriving Authors Podcast, I’m talking with Elizabeth Castillo, a multilingual poet, writer, teacher and a two-time Pushcart Prize nominee who lives in Paris.

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August 2023

Episode 124: Interview with Emma-Louise Parks

In today's episode of the Thriving Authors Podcast, I’m talking with Emma Louise Parkes, host of an amazing podcast called The Ambitious Introvert, about how to market your book as an introvert.

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August 2023

Episode 123: 4 Ways I Use Paper In My Writing Process

In today's solo episode, I’m sharing four simple ways that I use paper in my writing process.  I’ve found that using pen and paper (or markers and crayons) – basically anything tactile and non-digital – can do wonders for our creative energy, bring more joy and fun to our writing practice, and ultimately make us better writers.

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July 2023

Episode 122: Why Scheduling Your Writing Time is a Game-Changer and How to Get Started

In today's episode, I’m talking about ways to create a writing routine that actually fits into your life – even if this is a busy season for you and things are hectic.

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July 2023

Episode 121: Interview with Jodi Graham

In today's episode of the Thriving Authors Podcast, I’m chatting with Jodi Graham, a productivity expert, about simple, actionable tips that you can start implementing TODAY to move forward on your writing project with confidence!

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July 2023

Episode 120: How to Overcome Overflowing Ideas Syndrome!

In today's solo episode, I’m talking about what I call Overflowing Ideas Syndrome. It’s when you have so many ideas that it's really hard to commit to one idea and easy to get distracted.

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July 2023

Episode 119: Interview with Tara K. Ross

In today's episode of the Thriving Authors Podcast, I had a lovely conversation with Tara K. Ross whose novel Fade to White came out the same year as my debut novel. I've been a fan of hers since then!

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June 2023

Episode 118: 7 Questions to Uplevel Your Writing Routine This Month

In today's solo episode of the Thriving Authors Podcast, I’m sharing what I do at the beginning of each month as I reflect on my writing routine to see if there is anything I want to adjust or work on moving forward.

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June 2023

Episode 117: Interview with Nina Schuyler

In today's episode of the Thriving Authors Podcast, it was such a treat to talk with Nina Schuyler, author of the new book Afterword – a stunning novel with powerful echoes of our current state with Artificial Intelligence.
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June 2023

Episode 116: How Writing Your Book Will Save You Time

In today's solo episode of the Thriving Authors Podcast, I address the common misconception that writing a book will take a lot of time – time away from your business and other money making actions that seem more urgent.

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June 2023

Episode 115: Interview with LaCresia Arnold

In today's episode, I had an incredible conversation with LaCresia Arnold about how she came to to adopt the important mission of empowering other women to own their journey, honor their voice and be more verbal about their lived experiences.

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May 2023

Episode 114: The time is NOW

In today's solo episode, I’m reflecting on a magical night I had last week at my author event at Banter Bookshop. I've published three books in the last three years, but this was my first in-person book event because of the pandemic and pregnancy, and it was amazing to be in conversation and celebrating my books out in the world.

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May 2023

Episode 113: Interview with Mimi Herman

In today's episode, it was such a joy to talk with Mimi Herman about her debut novel, The Kudzu Queen. It was a book I just could not put down and found myself thinking of the characters in between reading sessions.

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May 2023

Episode 112: How a Book Coach Can Help You

In today's solo episode, I’m pulling back the curtain around what I do as a book coach and sharing three reasons why having a book coach is a game-changer in getting your book written.

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May 2023

Episode 111: Interview with Kristin Akerele

In today's episode, it was such a pleasure to talk with Kristin Akerele about how our natural inner femininity nurtures our creativity and how it is SO important in giving birth to our ideas in a way that feels aligned and sustainable.

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April 2023

Episode 110: Your Book is Your Legacy

In this solo episode, I’m sharing a little love note from my heart to yours. I’m also reflecting on my daughter's namesake, my Grandma Auden, and how so many of us have no idea how far our legacies extend, the ripples that we create, the ways that we touch other people's lives.

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April 2023

Episode 109: Interview with Lelia Gowland

In today's episode, I had a delightful conversation with speaker and author Lelia Gowland about what planted the seed to her publishing a book and how her writing and ideas evolved along the journey.

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April 2023

Episode 108: Interview with Stephanie Cotta

In today's episode, it was such a treat to interview Stephanie Cotta whose debut Young Adult Fantasy book, The Conjurer's Curse, was recently released!!

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April 2023

Episode 107: 3 Tips to Recharge Your Writing Routine Today

In this solo episode, I’m talking about some epiphanies I had last summer on my way home from getting my blood drawn (my least favorite thing) and, yes, they relate to the writing process!

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March 2023

Episode 106: The 2 Biggest Objections I Hear

In this solo episode, I’m diving into two common objections that I hear over and over from the women who are considering joining Thriving Authors Academy. These objections might resonate with you, too, so I wanted to talk about them and pose some questions for you to think about.

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March 2023

Episode 105: Interview with Courtney Caldwell

In today's episode, I’m excited to interview my dear friend Courtney Caldwell. She is a writer across genres! She's a poet, a playwright, a novelist, a flash fiction writer. AND she has been with me for three rounds of Thriving Authors Academy!

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March 2023

Episode 104: Revamp Your Writing Routine Recap

In this solo episode, I'm recapping the highlights and key takeaways from the Revamp Your Writing Routine Challenge that I hosted in my free Facebook group, the Book Breakthrough Community. The group is full of heart-centered writers sharing resources and supporting each other and I would be thrilled if you joined us!

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March 2023

Episode 103: Interview with Nicole Baker

In today’s episode, I am excited to interview Life Coach Nicole Baker! ‍Nicole shares actionable tips you can implement TODAY to help you 1) notice the sneaky ways that perfectionism comes up in the writing process and 2) overcome perfectionism in these moments to get back into the juicy flow of creativity.

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March 2023

Episode 102: How do I know if I'm ready to share my work with readers?

In this solo episode, I’m excited to talk about deciding when to share your book with others and what the overall editing process looks like.

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February 2023

Episode 101: Interview with RuthAnn Rafiq

In today’s episode, I am excited to have branding expert RuthAnn Rafiq here to talk with us about how to grow your brand as an author. If you’re anything like I was a few years ago, you might be thinking, “Wait, what is a personal brand as an author? What does that even mean?” I have learned a thing or two about the importance of branding as I have published more books and grown my business.

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February 2023

Episode 100: Lessons from 100 podcast episodes!

In this solo episode, I’m celebrating a very special milestone – 100 episodes! I have gleaned so much from the process of creating this podcast and doing 100 episodes and I’ve narrowed them down into ten lessons that I want to share with you!

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February 2023

Episode 99: Interview with Emily Grabatin

In today’s episode, I am actually in the interviewee seat! Coach and author Emily Grabatin interviewed me for a series that she did on Instagram live and gave me permission to share our conversation with you.

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February 2023

Episode 98: Interview with Jennifer Milius

In today’s episode, I spoke with my lovely writer friend Jen Milius. Jen is a talented multi-genre author, developmental editor, podcast host, and all-around wonderful human and I was delighted to have her join me for a wonderful conversation about writing, editing, and really finding your voice.

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January 2023

Episode 97: Overcoming the "Second Book Slump"

In this solo episode, I’m reflecting on how welcoming a second baby relates to birthing a second book. Becoming a mom of two reminds me so much of the mindset that I talk through with my clients related to writing another book.

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January 2023

Episode 96: Interview with Megan Kuhar

In today’s episode, I spoke with trauma-informed, certified life and success coach and clinical hypnotherapist professor Megan Kuhar.

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January 2023

Episode 95: Two Questions to Transform Your Writing Time

In this solo episode, I’m diving into two simple but mighty questions to ask yourself every single week to really move forward in your writing project.

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January 2023

Episode 94: Interview with Natasha Ho

In today’s episode, I’m sharing an amazing conversation with celebrated entrepreneur and Marketing and Growth Strategist Natasha Ho. She shares a simple mindset reframe she calls the “You’re Ready Paradox” and speaks to the importance of giving yourself permission to go after whatever it is that you want.

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December 2022

Episode 93: 4 Questions to Ask Yourself on New Year's Eve

In this solo episode, I share what I’m doing to really soak up these final hours of 2022 and looking ahead to 2023. I don't know about you, but New Year's Eve just might be my favorite day of the whole year!

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December 2022

Episode 92: Interview with Maggie Knox

In today’s episode, I spoke with bestselling Canadian writing duo Karma Brown and Marissa Stapley who write under the pen name Maggie Knox. I just devoured and loved their latest novel All I Want for Christmas, so it was a real treat to talk with them for this very special holiday episode of the Thriving Authors podcast.

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December 2022

Episode 91: Finding Your Ideal Reader

In this solo episode, I share all about finding your ideal reader for your book. I also share two stories from my own life that really highlight the idea that our books are not going to be for everyone and the real mindset hurdle we have to get over.

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December 2022

Episode 90: Interview with Amanda Hardy

In today’s episode, I spoke with published author and former client Amanda Hardy. She is the author of Dear Mama, You Matter: Honest talk about the transition to motherhood, which is such a beautiful book, especially for any new mamas or expecting mamas.

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December 2022

Episode 89: My Top Tips for Connecting With a Publisher

In this solo episode, I share my top tips to get someone in the industry to care about your book and want to read and publish it.

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November 2022

Episode 88: Interview with Melinda Rangel

In this episode of the Thriving Authors Podcast, I spoke with published author, professor, and former client Melinda Rangel. She is the author of Iron Sharpens Iron: Daily Proverbs for Today's Martial Artist. And she has so much wisdom and inspiration to share with you!

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November 2022

Episode 87: Lessons from My Biggest Launch Yet

In today’s episode of the Thriving Authors Podcast, I would love to invite you to celebrate with me!!

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November 2022

Episode 86: Interview with Elaine Aldrete

In today’s episode, I spoke with my dear friend and former client Elaine Clark Aldrete. She’s the founder of Teaching Life Choices Inc & author of the debut middle-grade novel G-R-E-E-N-E.
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November 2022

Episode 85: Cultivating Gratitude in My Writing Life

In this solo episode, I share three stories from my own writing life of ways that gratitude has helped me.
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October 2022

Episode 84: Interview with Carol van den Hende

In today’s episode, I got to chat with my friend Carol van den Hende, author of the award-winning Goodbye, Orchid series and acclaimed public speaker. She has such wonderful advice for writers at all stages of our careers – whether it's with actually penning our books or marketing our books or spreading the word about them.

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October 2022

Episode 83: Desire & Surrender

In today’s solo episode, I get vulnerable and share a couple stories from my personal life – and how they relate to the writing process.

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October 2022

Episode 82: Interview with Brad Graft

In today’s episode, I’m sharing a fascinating conversation I had with Brad Graft, the author of the Brotherhood of the Mamluks trilogy.

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October 2022

Episode 81: Transitioning into your Writing Time

Transitioning into our writing time – or, more specifically, the discomfort of this transition – is often what holds us back from hitting our writing goals.

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September 2022

Episode 80: Interview with Brianna Wilkerson

I have a special episode for you today where I sat down with my dear friend & client Brianna Wilkerson to chat about her experience being part of Thriving Authors Academy!

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September 2022

Episode 79: All About Thriving Authors Academy

In this solo episode of the Thriving Authors Podcast, I’m answering all of your questions about Thriving Authors Academy, my signature six-month small-group book mentorship program.

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September 2022

Episode 78: Deep Dive into Cover Design

I’m excited to share an excerpt of this expert panel on cover design with YOU as this week’s podcast episode. Enjoy this behind-the-scenes glimpse of what it is like to be part of Thriving Authors Academy!

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September 2022

Episode 77: Interview with Lilian Sue, PR Coach for Authors

My guest Lilian Sue is an expert on everything related to book publicity and she generously shares her top tips, wisdom and insights with us about how you can push past your limiting beliefs, make connections and build relationships, hit your marketing goals for your book... all without burning out!

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September 2022

Episode 76: Are you in a season of waiting?

Are you in a season of waiting? Sometimes we want something SO BADLY, but there is nothing we can do but wait, with patience and faith and surrender, for it to come to us when the timing is right. Other times, we put ourselves in a season of waiting when we don’t have to be, because we are afraid or doubtful about what if we are “ready.

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August 2022

Episode 75: Interview with Barbara Graham

Multi-talented, best-selling author Barbara Graham writes nonfiction, fiction, and plays. Her debut novel was released this summer and is titled What Jonah Knew.

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August 2022

Episode 74: 6 Reasons to Invest in Your Writing

In this solo episode straight from my heart to yours, I talk about three important ways you can invest in your writing AND six reasons you should do so – not later, but NOW.

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August 2022

Episode 73: Interview with Risa Nyman

After taking classes, attending workshops, and conferences, Risa found her writing voice in middle grade fiction. She is the author of the award-winning novels SWALLOWED BY A SECRET and SPOOKED BY A SUSPICION.

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Thriving Author Podcast
August 2022

Episode 72: Over-writers vs. Under-writers

"Over-writers" and "under-writers" are two categories that writers tend to fall into.

Neither one is better than the other. They are simply two different working styles.

Tune into this week’s episode to figure out which category you fall into AND how to use this knowledge to propel your writing forward!

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Thriving Author Podcast
July 2022

Episode 71: Interview with Filip Dousek

Filip Dousek is an AI & analytics expert. He was the founder and CEO of Stories.bi, one of the first startups in the world to automate big data analysis, which got acquired. He is the author of Flock Without Birds, a novel about the illusions that make up our world, which sold sold over 10,000 copies in its original Czech language.

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Thriving Author Podcast
July 2022

Episode 70: Self-Care for Writers

How do you create a sustainable creative practice, build a career as a writer, and actually get to the finish line of your book – without burning out? Build plenty of self-care into your writing routine.

In this episode, I delve into my TOP EIGHT self-care tips for writers. (Plus a downloadable PDF!)

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Thriving Author Podcast
July 2022

Episode 69: Interview with Tobey Hiller

Tobey Hiller writes fiction, flash and poetry. She’s the author of a novel, four collections of poetry, and a book of stories.

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Thriving Author Podcast
July 2022

Episode 68: Virtual Book Launch!

In this special podcast episode, I am super excited to share the audio from my virtual book launch for my new short story collection How to Make Paper When the World is Ending! I got to celebrate & chat with my amazing author friend Carol Van Den Hende, who has been such a generous & insightful supporter of my book.

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Thriving Author Podcast
July 2022

Episode 67: Interview with Iris March

I am delighted to share a brand new episode of the Thriving Authors Podcast where I sat down with my friend Maureen Wise, pen name Iris March @searchingformysteries, to chat about her fantastic debut “succulent sleuth” cozy mystery novel THE BROKEN BRIDGE.

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Thriving Author Podcast
June 2022

Episode 66: 10 Tips to Crush Your Book Launch

I am excited to share a brand new episode of the Thriving Authors Podcast, which is very much a day-in-the-life episode because it is all about the week before book launch. And guess where I am right now in my life?? I am LIVING the week before book launch!

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Thriving Author Podcast
June 2022

Episode 65: Interview with Vanessa Hua

Vanessa Hua is a journalist for the San Francisco Chronicle and best-selling novelist. Her latest novel, FORBIDDEN CITY, tells the story of a teenage girl from a small village who is selected to serve the Communist Party and Chairman Mao at the start of the Cultural Revolution in China.

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Thriving Author Podcast
June 2022

Episode 64: Why are pre-orders so important?

I am delighted to share a brand-new episode of the Thriving Authors Podcast, all about pre-orders and why they matter so much to authors!

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Thriving Author Podcast
June 2022

Episode 63: Interview with Jessica Thompson

In this week’s episode of the Thriving Authors Podcast, I got to sit down with Jessica Thompson all about how she combined her love of mysteries and baking and found her perfect genre!

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Thriving Author Podcast
May 2022

Episode 62: Having Cheerleaders in your Writing Life

This week’s episode of the Thriving Authors Podcast is dedicated to a very special person in my life, on his birthday: my Dad! I talk about what he has meant to me as a writer, how he's been so instrumental in my career and how he inspires me to find joy in the ups and downs of the creative life.

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Thriving Author Podcast
May 2022

Episode 61: Interview with Robert Gwaltney

A graduate of Florida State University, Robert Gwaltney resides in Atlanta, Georgia. By day, he serves as Vice President of Easter Seals North Georgia, Inc., a non-profit organization that strengthens children and their families during the most critical times in their development. Through his non-profit work, he is a champion for early childhood literacy. Robert also serves as Fiction Editor for The Blue Mountain Review. In all the hours between, he writes. The Cicada Tree is his debut novel.

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Thriving Author Podcast
May 2022

Episode 60: What is an ARC and why do I need one as an author?

This week we’re talking all about ARCs! If you’ve never heard this term and are scratching your head, like “not another acronym!” don’t fear. I’ve got you covered!

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