A Geek Reader and Writer Podcast

Indie Book Magic is a podcast that connects geek readers and writers in an open, light-hearted, and occasionally random environment. In today’s publishing industry, all authors (traditional or self-published) need to think like indies, and we’re here to celebrate it! Launched by indie/small press authors and creatives Janeen Ippolito and H.L. Burke, Indie Book Magic offers practical advice, booksplosions, author interviews, and Q&A, all designed to add magic, joy, and dragons to your geek life. Enjoy!

Most Recent Episode – Hosts Janeen Ippolito and H. L. Burke dive into a booksplosion celebrating pets and animal sidekicks! Includes mechanical cats, snek floofs, and sapient toadstools (technically fungi but still cute). Plus, the grand reveal of Bruce the Cat’s Facebook page.

Also available here on SoundCloud (stream and download)

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Meet the Hosts

26196899_10156559750946002_477333438_nH. L. Burke is a dragon-tamer, cat-keeper, and award-winning author specializing in fantastical tales of snark and magic. She is also the founder and administrator of the Fellowship of Fantasy Indie Author Co-op, a group devoted to helping Indie Fantasy authors meet their marketing goals and develop reader/writer relationships. When not writing, she spends most of her time obeying the whims of her cat and her two superhero-princess daughters. She is an admirer of the whimsical, a follower of the Light, and a believer in happily ever after.

IMG_20170920_155932270_2Janeen Ippolito is an author of creative breakthroughs in speculative fiction and everyday life. She’s a publishing industry professional with expertise as an author, an editor, a marketer, and an entrepreneur. She’s also the president/editor in chief of Uncommon Universes Press, a science fiction and fantasy publishing company. Whether brainstorming a new plot twist or analyzing new marketing angles, Janeen is happiest when creating breakthroughs for her hapless characters and for the amazing authors and businesspeople she works with.  In her spare time, Janeen can be found reading, cooking, watching geeky TV shows, or sword-fighting with her husband. Two of her life goals are eating a fried tarantula and traveling to Antarctica.


Contact us for interview spots, questions to answer on-air, or just to tell us how we’re doing!