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Author Podcast Show

65 EpisodesProduced by Lauren EasonWebsite

Hi! My name is Lauren Eason (also known as Lady Rowan on Inkitt) and welcome to my author podcast show where I talk about books, writing, and all the cool things I run across while researching for my novels. I think it's cool to have an immersive world for readers as I deep dive into the dark and ma… read more

65 Episodes | 2020 - 2022

Vanity vs. Hybrid

February 25th, 2022

26:58

Depending on what you’ve heard in the past, these words either inspire hope or fear. That’s why I’m here to break down what they mean in the publishing industry and shed some light on the stigma behind both.

Check out …

Authors Beware

February 18th, 2022

53:48

You won't want to miss this! Listen in as I interview Kim Appelgryn (author of The Silent Witness) about her experience with her former publisher and how she had to learn the hard way about potential scammers.

To learn …

Don't Sleep on Indie Publishers

February 4th, 2022

21:11

Most writers want to be the next bestselling author, but nothing crushes a dream faster than a flood of rejection letters. That's why I'm here to tell you not to sleep on indie publishers who may be willing to take the …

Book News for a New Year

January 14th, 2022

17:42

Hello, fellow listeners!

I have exciting news for 2022 and what's coming out this year from your fellow writer and podcaster: Me! I hope you're ready for some exciting books, author interviews, writing tips, and more!

Navigating Negative Feedback

November 13th, 2021

21:19

Welcome back for more writing tips on the Author Podcast Show! Today, we'll be talking about how to navigate negative feedback on your stories. No one likes getting a 1-star review, but while some people may take it …

NaNoWriMo: Tips and Tricks

November 5th, 2021

18:17

November is National Novel Writing Month and I want you to succeed! Listen in as I talk about several tips and tricks that you can do to make your 50K word count a dream come true during this month of vigorous writing. …

Halloween Short Story Special: The Deal

October 31st, 2021

10:28

Happy Halloween! Now that we're nearing the end of our spooky season here on the Author Podcast Show, I've decided to share my short horror story for the season titled "The Deal." Samuel has made a grave mistake taking …

Short Horror Story Feature: Hellhounds

October 22nd, 2021

16:50

In the final days of the Great War, Germans soldiers stationed at Belleau Wood fight off against not only American soldiers but a supernatural …

Short Horror Story Feature: The Death Party

October 15th, 2021

25:26

Catherine Jordan spins a horrific tale in her story "The Death Party" where a Halloween Party set in the 1840s turns from harmless fun to down right deadly.

To learn more about Catherine Jordan and her writings, check …

Author Interview with Christian Fecht

October 13th, 2021

49:27

Christian Fecht is an aspiring author of the book titled Annals of Ludinia. Listen in as we discuss his journey to being a new author and what inspires him.

To find out more about Christian Fecht and his work, check out …

Short Horror Story Feature: One Missed Letter

October 8th, 2021

26:47

This week's short horror story feature is "One Missed Call" by Samuel Marshall. Edward Anderson has been working at the post office for years, but his scandal is finally catching up to him and the woman at House 55 …

Short Horror Story Feature: Halloween Headlines

October 1st, 2021

17:31

This week's short horror story comes from M S Dean with her work "Halloween Headlines." Follow the tail of a missing journalist at the infamous …

Short Horror Story Features: The Fortune Teller & Halfway Down Throshmore Street

September 24th, 2021

38:35

This episode features a double feature with Ruth May's "The Fortune Teller" and Kevin Ground's "Halfway Down Throshmore Street."

Ruth May is a hobby …

Short Horror Story Feature: No Photographs, Please

September 17th, 2021

29:02

Taking a tour through the Winchester Mystery House has never been so deadly. Join me for an all new short horror story feature of Jeff Provine's "No Photographs, Please." To find more information on Jeff Provine's …

Short Horror Story Feature: Sylvia's Pictures

September 10th, 2021

16:44

Short Horror Story Feature #1:

From: DJ Tyrer

Title: Sylvia's Pictures

Originally Published: Voices From A Coma #2 (November 2014)

Synopsis: Sylvia sits alone in her room, drawing pictures of The Raggedy Man. She and …

New Releases and Updates

September 3rd, 2021

18:22

I'm glad to be back with all my listeners after my birthday vacation. Listen in as I talk about all my writing updates, new book releases for now and the future, and my upcoming short horror story feature on the Author …

Trope Season: Science Fiction

August 20th, 2021

28:32

Evil robots. Alien invasions. Time travelers. Sounds a like a bunch of well-known tropes that we love! Listen in as I talk about the world of science fiction in books, movies, and T.V. shows. If you'd like to a part of …

Trope Season: Epic Fantasy

August 13th, 2021

26:05

The prophetic hero. The unknown heir. The epic quests through treacherous lands. I've got your tropes for this Trope Season on epic fantasies. Tune in as I go through some of the beloved tropes we tend to see throughout …

Trope Season: Teen Fiction

August 6th, 2021

27:26

My mom and I are watching The Vampire Diaries on Netflix and if she says her favorite character is anyone other than Caroline Forbes I'll need an …

Trope Season: Crime Fiction

July 30th, 2021

21:21

Evil mastermind? Check. Femme fatale? Check. Drunk, dysfunctional, detective with a broken, dark past? Double check! No genre is safe during Trope Season! Listen in as I discuss different tropes in crime fiction from …

Trope Season: Horror

July 23rd, 2021

26:11

A couple of teenagers taking dares over an abandoned house? A road trip where you've taken a wrong turn? Or maybe just a good old fashion ghost story …

Trope Season: Romance

July 16th, 2021

26:34

Do you feel like you keep seeing the same plot in every romance novel? Chances are, you have. Listen in as I talk about different plots in romance novels like enemies to lovers, falling in love with a billionaire, and …

First Chapter Review: The Last Magus

July 2nd, 2021

1:15:35

I review another story called The Last Magus by another fellow inkitt author known as Maverick's Ghost. This book has the makings of being a great high fantasy novel, but it might be better to split it into two separate …

First Chapter Review: The Time Travels of Tristan and Troy

June 25th, 2021

38:36

We're back with another first chapter review with author Kim Applegryn of The Time Travels of Tristan and Troy! Kim just released her debut novel  The Silent Witness but still writes on Inkitt for those of us who can't …

Author Interview: Anthologies

June 18th, 2021

1:09:45

Listen in as I interview author Rowan Hill and we discuss what it takes to get your flash fiction, short stories, and novelettes published in …

First Chapter Book Review: The Gap Between You and Me

June 4th, 2021

40:37

I was so excited to see a fun and interesting story come across my podcast! Join me with my first time reviewing a fanfiction story called The Gap Between You and I on Inkitt by fellow Inkitt author Yoongi_is_Oppa.

To …

Plots & Subplots

May 21st, 2021

20:24

We all may know what a plot is, but let me give you a few tips on how to outline one. Listen in as I talk about plotting and sub plotting your stories.

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First Chapter Book Review: The Unborn Joel

May 14th, 2021

37:38

Nothing screams demonic more than an entity that murders people. Listen in as I review the first chapter of The Unborn Joel by Kookie, a fellow Inkitt author.

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Author Interview: Self-Publishing

May 7th, 2021

44:23

Want to take a deep dive into self-publishing? Listen in as I interview author Tracy Eire about her self-publishing experience, marketing techniques, and more!

Tracy Eire is the author of The Dead Set Series and

First Chapter Book Review: The Silent Witness

April 23rd, 2021

47:18

The Goddess of the moon yearned for the human below. What she didn't know was her decision would shatter the realms. Join me as Will and I delve into …

An Interview: Boarding Schools and Mystery

April 16th, 2021

1:01:54

Can anyone be trusted? Listen in as I interview Francie about her upcoming tell-all book based on her days in a boarding school that took punishments …

First Chapter Book Review: Class Dismissed

April 9th, 2021

34:20

There's something strange happening in Amory's sleepy little town. Listen in as Will and I review the first chapter from VV.C's Class Dismissed. To support the author, visit them on their Inkitt page at

Author Interview: Mystic Writer

April 2nd, 2021

1:18:27

Mystic Writer graces my podcast with some insightful and hard-hitting topics about writing, podcasting, and book reviews. Listen in as we talk about …

First Chapter Book Review: Michael: Last Angel of Earth

March 29th, 2021

1:10:31

What if the angel that was supposed to save the world was the cause of its destruction? Join Will and I as we read through another first chapter in Gabriel Garcia's Michael: Last Angel of Earth. Find this book among …

Author Interview: Michael: Last Angel of Earth

March 26th, 2021

1:01:56

Join me as I chat with Gabriel Garcia, the author of Michael: Last Angel of Earth. We dive deep into the archives of history dating back centuries to places all over the globe as we talk about inspiration for his many …

First Chapter Book Review: I Hear You

March 19th, 2021

1:29:46

What would you do if everyone around you sounded like a song you recognized? Let's find out what's going on in this town in Nebraska as we dive into …

Author Interview: The Silent Witness

March 17th, 2021

1:06:14

Join me as we talk about Kim Appelgryn's debut novel The Silent Witness. Kim goes into detail about the mythology and lore behind her story and the …

First Chapter Book Review: The Silver Lining

March 12th, 2021

30:53

Who doesn't like a little murder, mystery, and mayhem? Join me and my guest, Will, as we review the first chapter of the book titled "The Silver …

First Chapter Book Review: My Demon King

February 26th, 2021

39:38

Listen in as I and my guest host review the first chapter of My Demon King by Shama. Get ready to be hot and bothered! This episode is explicit with sexual content and language.

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Book Covers and Promotions

February 17th, 2021

28:07

I am judging your book by its cover - and so is everyone else. Having your book stand out is important if you're looking for readers. Don't let bad …

Marketing Your Book

February 12th, 2021

30:44

You've written this great book and it's finally gone live! So...now what? The worst thing you can do is do nothing. You'll have to put in some legwork behind your story to have it seen by the masses. Listen in as I give …

The Many Faces of Editing

February 5th, 2021

27:17

You've wrote a book and now you need help with editing. With research, you discover there's a whole slew of different types of editing out there. I'm …

Character Development

January 29th, 2021

29:29

What drives your character and cements them within the reader's mind? Listen in as I talk about tips on how to get your character in shape. It's time to go from flat to 3-dimensional!

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Tips for Worldbuilding

January 22nd, 2021

30:42

Whether your characters are on a treacherous quest through mountainous terrain or a kingdom is at war with creatures that threaten their lands, one thing is certain: WORLDBUILING. Join me as I give tips on how to create …

Where I am Now

January 15th, 2021

17:40

It's been awhile since we've chatted. Come sit down while I explain where I've been and what I'm currently working on now.

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Music and Writing

November 3rd, 2020

14:28

Everyone has a favorite song or artist - and we listen to them while we write. Listen in as I talk about different music genres and how the songs we …

Horror Tropes

October 27th, 2020

23:39

Why do we love being scared? We know when a ghoul is about to jump out at us but it gets us. Every. Single. Time. Listen in as I talk about some …

My Own Work: Every Waking Dream

October 22nd, 2020

27:55

I thought it would be fun to share some of my own writing through a podcast. I chose to read the first chapter of my new young adult thriller on …

The Monkey's Paw: A Reading

October 9th, 2020

25:41

Halloween isn't complete without a spooky story that has withstood test and time. I hope you enjoy the reading of The Monkey's Paw by W. W. Jacobs.

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For Your Scaring Pleasure

October 6th, 2020

27:01

Who doesn't like to read spooky stories right before going to bed? Listen in as I talk about my favorite horror and mystery authors along with their movie adaptations and computer games.

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Haunting Stories

October 1st, 2020

32:13

In honor of Halloween, I've decided to tell all about my personal experiences with the paranormal. I hope you all enjoy these urban legends and ghostly encounters.

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The Poetry Gateway

September 29th, 2020

28:18

We all have those moments that lead us to writing. For me, it was poetry and that seems to be a running theme among other writers. Listen in as I talk about my experience and how poetry is a catalyst for most authors.

Inkitt Writing Communities

September 26th, 2020

7:30

This is a mini-episode for the people of Inkitt who are wanting to participate in a couple of writing communities. These communities offer honest feedback, reviews, and even awards!

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The Alpha Mindset

September 24th, 2020

31:55

Order up for one brooding, possessive male bodybuilder and a self-sacrificing, ordinary female. You've just ordered one steamy romance. Listen in as I talk about how these characters are taking the romance world by …

Scams and Recognizing Red Flags

September 22nd, 2020

31:09

Ohmigosh! I just got an email for a contract on my book! Great...so did everyone else. Listen in as I talk about writing scams and how to spot those red flags.

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Criticism and How To Take It

September 17th, 2020

39:40

So, you've gotten your first 1-star review and your life is over. Suck it up, Buttercup, because it's not over yet! Listen in as I talk about how to cope with criticism and turn that negative into a positive. 

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My Inkitt Experience Part II

September 15th, 2020

24:06

This is the second part to my Inkitt experience where I talk about my thoughts on their writer contests and their mysterious algorithm. Listen in as I talk about my personal opinions!

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Bad Writing Advice

September 10th, 2020

27:43

Not all advice is good. Sometimes you have to sift through some of it to find the hidden gems. Listen in as I talk about some of the bad writing advice I've personally seen and researched!

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My Inkitt Experience Part I

September 8th, 2020

26:23

When trying out a platform for the first time, you never know what could happen. Listen in as I talk about my personal experience with the Inkitt …

Swear Words in Y.A.

September 6th, 2020

17:15

Did they really just say that!? Listen in as I talk about using (and overusing) swear words in Young Adult Fiction.

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The Hybrid Theory

September 5th, 2020

19:47

What would a shapeshifting unicorn and a dragon make? I have no clue. Listen in as I talk about the creative freedom with writing hybrid characters …

The Publishing World

September 3rd, 2020

27:40

It can be a cold, dark place when trying to find someone to publish your story. Listen in and I'll tell you some of the tips I've learned through my …

Do Your Research

September 1st, 2020

23:19

So, you want to write a unique plot with some amazing characters? Do your research! Listen in as I talk about some of the things I've researched in my book - also, what were those kids in Brimstone actually drinking? …

Pesky Writer's Block

August 30th, 2020

23:51

What do you do when the ideas aren't flowing? I talk about my personal tips and tricks for when I can't think of the next plot twist - plus my plans for the kiddos coming to my house on Halloween. Mwhahahaha!

For the …

Obligatory Introduction Post

August 28th, 2020

7:14

A brief introduction on why I've decided to start a podcast to discuss books and ideas with a little bit about me sprinkled in.

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