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I’m Booked with April O'Leary

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Dive into the captivating world of book publishing. Whether you're a bibliophile, an aspiring author, or someone intrigued by the behind-the-scenes action in the literary world, this show is your golden ticket. Each episode invites industry trailblazers - authors, publishers, literary agents, and so… read more

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Ep 66: Uncovering the Literary Journey of April O'Leary with Guest Host Jim O'Leary

May 5th, 2023


In this captivating episode, Guest Host Jim O'Leary delves into the life and literary career of April O'Leary. From her childhood love of reading to her teenage experiences, they explore the books that shaped her …

Ep 65- From Academic Writers to Published Authors with Michael Frino and Katie Desiderio

March 22nd, 2023


How did first-time co-authors Michael Frino and Katie Desiderio get a traditional publishing contract and what are they doing now that The Beekeeper is in prelaunch? In this episode we discuss the shift from publishing …

Ep 64- Creating a Children’s Chapter Book with Devon Taylor

March 1st, 2023


Devon Taylor joins us on this episode to talk about the creative process of writing and publishing his first children’s chapter book. His unique story combines, transformational, connecting and creative energy to bind …

Ep 63- Finishing Your Book with Author Don Fedor and Head Editor, Heather Desrocher

February 22nd, 2023


Author, Don Fedor took 10 years to write his book The Ultimate Quest. But when he brought his manuscript to us at O’Leary Publishing, it took another two years for him to finalize it into the amazing work at his today. …

Ep 62- Online Book Marketing Tips with Jori Hanna of Torchflame Books

February 17th, 2023


On this podcast, we talk about all things related to Writing and Publishing, and today we are excited to host Jori Hannah of Torchflame Books. We talk about all kinds of publishing tips and tricks to help you get the …

Ep 61- She Looks Fine with Authors Roberta and Paige Knechtly

February 8th, 2023


Life can bring tragedy without warning. This is a story of Paige Knechtly, who was hit by a car as a pedestrian and suffered a traumatic brain injury. Her mother Roberta helped her through many sleepless nights and …

Ep 60- Publishing For Authority with Anna David

February 2nd, 2023


If you have ever wanted to establish yourself as an expert in your field, then you should talk to Anna David. She is the founder of Legacy Launchpad …

Ep 59- Write Your Book Quickly with Dr. Angela Lauria

November 3rd, 2022


In this episode, April talks with Dr. Angela E. Lauria about how she teaches aspiring authors to write a good book with a simple process. They also discuss the nuances of publishing and becoming a known author.

Here are …

Ep 58- Book Marketing Secrets with Keri-Rae Barnum of New Shelves Books

October 27th, 2022


Have you been struggling with marketing your book? Here are some amazing tips from Keri-Rae Barnum who has been working for many years to help authors gain more visibility with their books. To connect with her visit

Ep 57- Branding Your Book Business with Author Jeffrey Shaw

September 13th, 2022


In this episode, we talk about all things business branding. Use your book to grow your business. How? Listen in and Jeffrey Shaw will tell you!

Jeffrey Shaw is often described as an authority and advocate for …

Ep 56- How to Get Traditionally Published with Literary Agent Mark Gottlieb

August 22nd, 2022


What does it mean to work with a literary agent? How do you find one? How do you submit your manuscript or proposal to them? How do they select who …

Ep 55- Writing Fiction and Growing Your Fan Base with Lars Emmerich

August 17th, 2022


Where do you start when you’re writing a novel? Do you need to know the ending first? Map out each character's journey? Or do you just dive in and see where the storyline takes you? On today’s episode, USA Today …

Ep 54- How to Write a Successful Book Proposal with Robin Colucci

August 8th, 2022


Do you have a dream of being publishing by a New York publishing house? Many do! On this episode, Robin Colucci shares her behind-the-scenes …

Ep 53- Easy Ways to Market and Sell Your Book with Clayton Noblit

August 3rd, 2022


So you wrote a book…now what? On this episode, Clayton Noblit with Written Word Media talks about the struggles authors have to effectively market their books and simple ways to get your book in front of more potential …

Ep 52- Writing Tips from Book Strategist Dan Janal

July 28th, 2022


Dan Janal *(rhymes with canal) Dan Janal is a book strategist who helps professionals and business owners write important books that can help build their careers and leave a lasting legacy. No matter where you are in …

Ep 51- How to Grow Your Readership with Anne Janzer

July 21st, 2022


In this episode I talk with Anne Janzer who is an award-winning author, book coach, and unabashed nonfiction geek on a mission to help people make a positive impact with their writing. Her writing-related books include …

Ep 50- What a Book Can do in Ten Years!

July 7th, 2022


Welcome back to the I’m Booked Podcast! Today is storytime. Sit back, relax and allow me to read to you from Chapter 1 of our book The Influencer’s …

Ep 49: Tips to Finish Your Book with Author Tammy Gooler Loeb

June 23rd, 2022


On this episode, April and Tammy talk about the power of mapping out your book, scheduling time to write and enlisting the help of others. Whether it …

Ep 48- Sharing Your Expertise in a Book with Author Mark Herschberg

June 10th, 2022


On this episode, April speaks with Mark Herschberg about the power of sharing your expertise through writing a book and his new book The Career …

Ep 47: Truth is Crazier Than Fiction with Author G.S. Gerry

June 2nd, 2022


In this episode, G.S. Gerry, author of Meth, Murder and Amazon, talks with us about his crazier than fiction true story of selling his home in …

Ep 46- Personal Branding Tips for Authors with Media Expert Jay Jay

May 24th, 2022


So you have a book, now what?! Many authors love the creative process and have a difficult time shifting their focus to marketing once their book is …

Ep 45- 4 Ways to Sell Your Book

April 18th, 2022


Book selling is a unique journey for each individual author. In fact, selling your book is part of deciding how you want to run your book business. …

Ep 44- How One Choice Can Change Your Life with Author Becky Savage

March 18th, 2022


Author Becky Savage joins us on this episode to discuss the writing and publishing of her best-selling book #ONECHOICE: How Ten Seconds Can Change Your Life. Listen in as she shares the tragic story of losing two sons, …

Ep 43- Celebrating 3 Years with Best Selling Author Loren Culp

February 16th, 2022


Three years ago O’Leary Publishing was just launching our first book American Cop: Upholding the Constitution and Defending Your Right to Bear Arms …

Ep 42- Marketing and Sales for Authors

February 9th, 2022


What is the difference between marketing and sales? How can an author build awareness of their books without being discouraged by sales? On this episode, April O’Leary discusses the distinction between marketing (which …

Ep 41- Speaker Tips for Authors with Diane Scribner

January 23rd, 2022


Join us today as we talk about the process of publishing Diane’s book Pray Attention: 5 Sacred Meditation with Audio, how she’s used the book to grow her author platform and serve more people and how she’s helping new …

Ep 40- Faith, Family and Freedom with author C. Elliott Haverlack

January 13th, 2022


On this episode C. Elliott Haverlack shares some ideas on bridging the divisiveness in our country and finding unity through having open-minded and common sense conversations with one another. You can meet Elliott in …

Ep 39- The Courage to Choose Yourself with Kristina Jay

December 17th, 2021


What does choosing yourself really mean? Is it selfish? In this episode, Kristina Jay, author of The Conscious Divorce: 30 Principles to Help You Choose Yourself, discusses what choosing yourself looks like and some of …

Ep 38- Publicity Tips for Authors with Corinne Moulder from Smith Publicity

November 4th, 2021


If you’ve ever wanted to get your book in front of more people then you are not alone. Most authors want as many readers as possible and one way to find new readers is to create buzz and attention through media outlets. …

Ep 37- How to Find a Publisher

October 21st, 2021


So you’ve written a manuscript? Awesome! Now comes the part of the story where you get to be your own superhero and find a publisher. While it might seem like an impossible task, the truth is when you understand the …

Ep 36- Instagram (and Facebook) Basics for Authors

September 22nd, 2021


So you wrote a book? That’s awesome! Now it’s time to get out there and meet some people online and promote it. But how? Great question! Instagram …

Ep 35- How to Host a Successful Book Launch Party

September 14th, 2021


Today we discuss launching your book with fanfare and excitement. How do you do it? With an in person book launch event of course! Here are some simple strategies to help make your book launch event a success. For more …

Ep 34- Resolving Spiritual Skepticism in Recovery with author Andrew G. Pierce

August 21st, 2021


Trying to get sober and stay sober without any form of spirituality or belief in a higher power can be next to impossible. Ask addiction recovery therapist Andrew G. Pierce, he tried it. Sober for thirteen years and …

Ep 33 - Digital Marketing for Authors with Lauren Wysseier

July 20th, 2021


Successfully publishing a book does not end with a big book launch. In fact, that is just the beginning. Listen in as Digital Marketing Intern, …

Ep 32- Escaping the Darkness with Cornell Bunting

June 22nd, 2021


On today’s episode we feature best-selling author Cornell Bunting and his latest book Escaping the Darkness: Using Adversity to Find Purpose. This sequel to Escaping a Life Sentence will inspire you to overcome any …

Ep 31- What Does it All Mean?

June 11th, 2021


Have you ever noticed certain people keep showing up in your life or certain ideas or situations are unfolding with a synergy that is undeniable? …

Ep 30- Three Lies Prospective Authors Tell Themselves

June 3rd, 2021


On today’s episode April O’Leary shares some of her life coaching strategies for prospective authors. She’ll help you identify the common lies you might be believing about yourself or your ability to write and help you …

Ep 29- How to Get Sober with Anne Meese

May 26th, 2021


Join us today with retired clinical social worker Anne Meese, who also contributed her poetry and sobriety story to our recent book Sober Moms, Happy …

Ep 28- Compete Everyday with Jake Thompson

May 5th, 2021


Celebrating the one year anniversary of his first book, Jake Thompson has a story to tell! From building a start-up t-shirt company out of the trunk of his car ten years ago to growing an entire lifestyle brand that …

Ep 27- Writers Write: 11 Tips from Sarah Sentilles

April 22nd, 2021


On today’s episode April O’Leary talks about the creative process of writing and how important it is to practice writing. She also shares 11 tips to help you get more out of your writing practice. The article she …

Ep. 26- Rising Above Emotional Entrapment with Author Valentina Dimitri

March 25th, 2021


On this episode April O’Leary interviews O’Leary Publishing Author Valentina Dimitri on her first book Finally Free: Rising Above Emotional Entrapment. She discusses her own life journey that led her to writing this …

Ep 25- Remember Your Chains...and Write About Them!

March 15th, 2021


Today April O’Leary talks about the power of remembering your chains and writing about them to help others to freedom. What are the problems you’ve faced and overcome? What hope can you offer others? What insight do you …

Ep 24- Ascend to Joy with Christine Elwart

March 9th, 2021


What is it like to write your first book? Listen in today as Christine Elwart shares her experience with O’Leary Publishing on her new book Ascend to Joy. And check out her website for …

Ep 23- Awaken to Unconditional Love with author Don Fedor, PhD

February 27th, 2021


On this episode we welcome Don Fedor, our newest author here at O’Leary Publishing. His book Awaken to Unconditional Love is a masterpiece. We talk …

Ep 22- Pray Attention with Author Rev. Diane Scribner Clevenger

January 24th, 2021


In this episode I talk with our first time author Diane about her experience creating and launching her book to #1 New Release in her Amazon category with us here at O’Leary Publishing. When I was introduced to Rev. …

Ep 21- Gaslighting Tactics and Trump’s Manipulation with Stephanie Sarkis, PhD

October 2nd, 2020


On this episode of I'm Booked April O'Leary, founder of O'Leary Publishing, hosts Stephanie Sarkis, PhD and best-selling author of Gaslighting: …

Ep 20- Conquering Stress with Dr. Brenda Lyon

September 13th, 2020


Best selling author Dr. Brenda Lyon joins us today to talk about her book Haven’t You Suffered Enough? Clinically Proven Methods to Conquer Stress. Listen in as she shares some simple ways to prevent and eliminate …

Ep 19- Social Media Strategies for Authors

September 3rd, 2020


Join us today with our in-house social media expert Elyssa Bloom who runs our social and is a genius when it comes to creating engaging content and images that will draw in new readers and build your network. Thanks …

Ep 18- How to Get Your Book Into Libraries

August 13th, 2020


Today’s episode features the expertise of author Eric Simmons. He has gotten his independently published book into over 100 libraries. Some of his customers include the New York Public Library, the nation’s largest …

Ep 17- Book Launch Success for New Authors

April 13th, 2020


Writing and publishing a book is not the end game. Executing a well-orchestrated book launch strategy is truly where the battle is won. This podcast …

Ep 16- Unveiling the World of Big Box Store Book Distribution

April 5th, 2020


Discover the Secrets to Getting Your Book on the Shelves of Major Retailers and Airports: Unveiling the World of Big Box Store Book Distribution with ReaderLink COO, John Bode | Episode #16

Ever fantasized about your …

Ep 15- Correcting 5 Common Editorial Mistakes

March 30th, 2020


Join us today with O’Leary Publishing’s Head Editor Heather Desrocher as she discusses the five most common mistakes that editors correct when reviewing a manuscript. Learn how to spot them and correct them before you …

Ep 14- From Cop to Best-Selling Author to Gubernatorial Candidate in One Year!

March 20th, 2020


I’ve always known that books can open doors. But how many can be opened in just one year? Listen in as Loren Culp, Police Chief in Republic, WA stood …

Ep 13- The Breakdown Comes Before the Breakthrough

March 16th, 2020


Some of the greatest books have come from authors who have gone through tremendous hard times. What can we learn from this age old human experience …

Ep 12- Sobriety Opens the Doors for Author Michael Blanchard

March 10th, 2020


No one is born an author and Author/Photographer Michael Blanchard is no different. This former COO had no intention of becoming a successful …

Ep 11- The Truth About the Editorial Process

March 6th, 2020


Working with a hybrid publisher means you get access to an editorial team to help you make your manuscript shine. But that doesn’t mean you get to sit back and delegate the work. Listen in as April shares what it takes …

Ep 10- Blogging, Books and Business with Anthony Iannarino

March 3rd, 2020


On today’s episode Anthony and I talk about his commitment to blog everyday, since starting in 2008, doors his writing has opened and how books …

Ep 9- Being Helpful in Your Writing with Chris Brogan

February 28th, 2020


Chris Brogan was able to achieve a NYT Best Seller on his first book, Trust Agents, ten years ago, Now nine books into the writing world, Chris …

Ep 8- What Does it Take to Write a Novel?

February 26th, 2020


What does it take to write a novel? Listen in to this episode as April and Cathy Schaffer, first-time novelist, discuss the writing and editorial process and the power of working with a team, to get her first novel …

Ep 7- Three Things Every Successful Writer Must Be

February 23rd, 2020


In this episode April dives into the writer’s mind and shares her thoughts about what makes a successful writer and how you can bring those qualities …

Ep 6- This Used Book Changed My Life

February 19th, 2020


When is the last time you threw out a book? On today’s episode April talks about the lasting value of used books and one book she bought at a farmer’s market that totally changed her life ten years ago. It’s doesn’t …

Ep 5- Books and Business with Jessica Higdon

February 14th, 2020


Partnering with the right people for any project is the key. On this episode Jessica Higdon and I discuss our simple and effective strategy to …

Ep 4- How Do I Publish a Book?

February 13th, 2020


The publishing industry today is massive and it can seem confusing to navigate. On this episode, April discusses the many roads to getting your book published using either a traditional publisher, a hybrid publisher, a …

Ep 3- Empowered Books with Shemane Nugent

February 11th, 2020


On today’s episode we feature our first guest, Shemane Nugent, who shares about her journey to becoming an author back in 2003 with her first book Married to a Rockstar and the 2020 release of the 2nd edition of 4 …

Ep 2- A Book Opens Doors

February 4th, 2020


On this episode April shares her own journey to publishing her first book in 2012. That one book opened doors for new opportunities, new relationships, and even a new business. What can a book do for you? If you’ve ever …

Ep 1- A Book is a Seed

February 2nd, 2020


I’m Booked is about all things books. April O’Leary, your host, introduces the podcast and her affinity for books. As an Author and Publisher she loves all aspects of reading, writing and publishing books. Here she …

What is I’m Booked?

February 1st, 2020


I’m Booked is the official podcast of O’Leary Publishing. Host, April O’Leary, will be discussing all things related to reading, writing and publishing book. To download her latest book The Influencer’s Path to …

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