Episode 62 – Fairytale Talk: Magic Objects, Trope Updates, and True Love’s Fist Bump

Join hosts Janeen Ippolito and H. L. Burke as they talk favorite story tropes and ideas to refresh familiar fairy tales. Plus, why magical objects are always cool, and the importance of sidekicks as heroes.

Episode 58 – Traveling, Publishing, and the Books We Just Can’t Write: An Epic Cohost Update

Hosts Janeen Ippolito and H. L. Burke share the latest in their writing and publishing lives! From big moves to new releases to books that might be cut in two. Plus, books on their writing backburners–and why.

Episode 43 – Variety Splash: Eating Weird Foods, Steampunk Villains, and ALL the Plans for 2019

Hosts Janeen Ippolito and H. L. Burke tackle ALL the things and ALL the random in their final podcast of 2018! Features their bookish plans for 2019, why villains are better in steampunk, and a new direction for Indie Book Magic in the new year (hint: it includes more author-tastic moments). Plus, always pie. Always.

Episode 39 – Myths, Morals, Fairy Tales, and Scary Monsters: A Fear in Fiction Variety Splash

Hosts Janeen Ippolito and H. L. Burke delve into myths, fairy tales, and history for excellent places to mine scary feels! Discover why certain monsters are scary and tap into those universal fears in your own writing. Plus, what scares our hosts, and the evil twin marriage clause.

Episode 36 – Hard Marketing Advice, Best Practices for Book Covers, A New Genre Trend, and Favorite Poems

Join hosts Janeen Ippolito and H. L. Burke as they answer listener questions in this wacky variety episode! Learn how to make your book cover design easier, what marketing advice is good (but difficult) to follow, and why otters should be in more books. Plus, a genre trend that the hosts are anticipating!