Episode 59 – Cities Between, Time Travels, and Fairy Tale Retellings: An Interview with Author W.R. Gingell

Hosts Janeen Ippolito and H.L. Burke welcome author W.R. Gingell on the show. Learn what inspires her fairy tales, how her urban fantasy series got started, and her favorite books to write. Plus, a celebration of k-drama tropes!

W.R. Gingell’s Website

author-pic-2W.R. Gingell is a Tasmanian author who lives in a house with a green door. She loves to rewrite fairytales with a twist or two–and a murder or three–and original fantasy where dragons, enchantresses, and other magical creatures abound. Occasionally she will also dip her toes into the waters of SciFi.

W.R. spends her time reading, drinking an inordinate amount of tea, and slouching in front of the fire to write. Like Peter Pan, she never really grew up, and is still occasionally to be found climbing trees.

Episode 55 – Military Dogs, Military Suspense, and a Side of Spec Fic: An Interview with Ronie Kendig

Hosts Janeen Ippolito and H. L. Burke welcome author Ronie Kendig on the show to chat about military and warfare in fiction! Learn what inspired her to start writing, how fiction led to a dog adoption, and the one essential to writing great military elements in fiction. Plus, a superpowered random question!

Ronie Kendig’s Website – Rapid-Fire Fiction

3039394Ronie Kendig is an award-winning, bestselling author of over twenty titles. She grew up an Army brat, and now she and her Army-veteran husband live a short train ride from New York City with their children, VVolt N629 (retired military working dog) and Benning the Stealth Golden. Ronie’s degree in psychology has helped her pen novels of intense, raw characters.

Episode 51 – Fan Fallout, Comedic Endings, and Genre Beats: An Interview With Story Ninja A.C. Williams

Hosts Janeen Ippolito and H. L. Burke welcome author, creative techie, and all-around story ninja A.C. Williams to discuss happy and sad endings! Learn the fan fallout of sad endings, why happy endings can sell intense stories, and what Amy recommends for your best endings. Plus, we convince her to try a life of crime.

A.C. Williams’s Website

12493589_10153123359261571_4974528206264261023_oAmy (A.C.) Williams is an author, teacher, Grammar fiend, and creative-brained techie who is passionate about helping writers master the art of storytelling. A quirky, coffee-drinking, cat-loving thirty-something, she writes about #AmericanSamurai and #SpaceCowboys in her novels, but she founded the StoryNinja Academy to equip authors of any genre to overcome the complex challenges of life as a storyteller. For more, join her adventures on social media (@free2bfearless) and visit her website, www.amycwilliams.com.

Episode 47 – Book Marketing for New Authors and Busy People: An Interview with Angela Castillo

Hosts Janeen Ippolito and H.L. Burke welcome Angela Castillo, author of the Busy Moms guides, including the Busy Moms Guide to Novel Marketing. Learn the one key thing you need to figure out before marketing and how a Bookbub ad helped Angela connect with her co-author Jamie Foley! Plus, her newest projects.

Angela Castillo’s Website
71zoz4z6lpl._us230_Angela Castillo loves living in the small town of Bastrop Texas, and draws much of her writing inspiration from life there. She loves to walk in the woods and shop in the local stores. Castillo studied Practical Theology and Music at Christ for the Nations in Dallas, Texas. She was home-schooled all through high school and is the oldest of 7 kids. Castillo’s greatest joys are her little girl and two boys. Castillo has been published in The First Line, Aardvark’s Ark, Heartwarmers, Thema, and several other publications, and also has works available on Amazon in paperback and Kindle format. Watch book trailers on my Amazon author page!

Episode 40 – Surviving Short Stories, Humor in Horror, and Zombie Fails: An Interview With Author C. W. Briar

Hosts Janeen Ippolito and H. L. Burke interview author C. W. Briar about horror, humor, and strong themes in scary fiction! Learn why he published a short story anthology first, his tips on using scary elements in non-horror fiction, and what scary scene he held back in. Plus, why C. W. definitely would not make it through the zombie invasion.

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C. W. Briar writes fantasy that’s dark but hopeful, filled with wonder and humor along with suspense and creepiness. His favorite stories are the ones that make him both smile and perch on the edge of his seat. By day, he works as a systems engineer, testing or even riding on trains, airplanes, and helicopters. At night, when not writing, he prepares fancy dinners and shows off his awesome corgis. He’s a graduate of Binghamton University and lives in Upstate NY with his wife, three kids, and secret stashes of chocolate.