Episode 63 – Conventions, Conferences, & Book Signings: Why, Why Not, and When

Hosts Janeen Ippolito and H. L. Burke tackle author events in our first summer-tastic author episode! Learn about the best in-person author events for you and which ones to avoid. Plus, why potential readers may want you to ignore them.

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 46 – Outfits, Author Photos, and Social Media: How to Make a Great First Impression

Hosts Janeen Ippolito and H.L. Burke discuss first impressions in your book marketing and networking. Everything from nailing the right outfits for conventions and conferences to getting a great author photo to making your social media shine! Plus, why giving away dragons can be a great promo.

Episode 41 – Holidays In Fiction And In Book Marketing: Making Celebrations Work For You

Join hosts Janeen Ippolito and H.L. Burke as they tackle how to use holidays! Includes tips on holidays in your world building, ideas for using existing holidays in Earth settings, and book marketing for holidays. Plus, a Harry Potter confession and an unexpected Hunger Games search.

Episode 37 – Thrills, Chills, Pacing, and Psych – Tips to Use Fear Effectively in ALL Types of Fiction

Hosts Janeen Ippolito and H. L. Burke tackle using fear in fiction–even if you’re not writing horror or suspense! Learn how engaging your protagonist’s and reader’s fear factors leads to page-turning storytelling, and ways to add that extra tension! Plus, one surefire way to scare Janeen, and another profound Psych moment from Heidi.