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The Author Inside You

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Over 80% of Americans want to write a book, yet less than one percent ever succeed. Why is that? People often believe the task is too daunting, or they put off getting started. Well, we are here to tell you that it can be done! We will show you how to write, publish, and promote your new book! Each … read more

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Teaming Up To Get Published

September 25th, 2021


When business slowed down during the pandemic, David Meyer stepped it up by writing a book. In order to share the stories of his clients he utilized his knowledge, and that of his team, to teach readers how to protect …

Second Look

September 12th, 2021


Does your manuscript need a second look? Jyotsna Sreenivasan has written several published books and reminds us on this episode of The Author Inside You, that it’s important to have a support group. Friends, other …

Landing In A Bookstore

June 28th, 2021


Have you ever wondered about the best way to get your book onto the shelves of a bookstore? On this episode of The Author Inside You we interview Kate Schlademan, the owner of the Learned Owl bookstore, an independent …

4 Ways To Find A Book Agent

May 6th, 2021


It's not uncommon for writers to dream about having their own agent help sell their manuscript to a big publishing house. What is the best way to find an agent for your book? On this episode of The Author Inside You …

Connecting With Writer's Groups - A Great Way To Network

April 10th, 2021


Are you looking for support and encouragement with your writing? Tonya Todd is our guest on this episode of The Author Inside You and she highly recommends you join a writer's group. You can make new friends, find beta …

Writing and Sketching a Graphic Novel

February 8th, 2021


Every once in a while, you find a book that touches a chord in your heart, one that you want to share with everyone you know. Well, that is exactly what happened with Leah and the book, Black Heroes of the Wild West. On …

Never Too Young

December 30th, 2020


You are never too young to start teaching! Stephanie Wang, a high school student from Texas, recently wrote and illustrated a book designed to …

Novel Writing Tools

December 8th, 2020


Generally, we think of tools being used to aid in manual labor, but tools can also be very effective while writing a book. On this episode of The …

Listen To Your Audience

November 2nd, 2020


Famous podcaster - and now author - Dave Jackson joins us for this episode of The Author Inside You. Dave shares great advice on how members of your audience can help you pen your book, that you can in turn market to …

Writing A Book At Work

October 7th, 2020


Author Charles Cassady is fortunate to have a job that has a significant amount of downtime during his shift. Having been a writer for many years, Charles put this spare time to good use and wrote a book while on the …

Improving Your Writing With Google Maps

September 28th, 2020


Our guest on this episode of The Author Inside You podcast was fortunate enough to be able to take an entire year off of work to concentrate on his writing. Jeffrey K. Walker joins us to share how he used Google Maps, …

Working With A Professional Publisher

July 7th, 2020


Rick Terrien began his working career as a kid selling newspapers at a stoplight. Years later his entrepreneurial spirit grew into a weekly blog that eventually became his first book. Ageless Startup: Start a Business …

Illustrations, Fonts, and Low-Cost Printing

June 20th, 2020


Author Melissa Lyons joins us for this episode of The Author Inside You podcast. She shares with us her divine download experience which led to …

Support For Black Podcasters

June 6th, 2020


In these troubling times, we thought it would be helpful to encourage our audience to support black podcasters. Thank you.

Minorities In Publishing

Creating YouTube Videos To Grow Your Audience

May 25th, 2020


On this episode of The Author Inside You podcast we are joined by author Michael Deeze who reminds us that we all have to believe in ourselves to get over our inferiority complex. Michael also explains how he is using …

Memoir Writing Tips - Everyone Has A Story To Tell

May 9th, 2020


Author Kevin Hofmann joins us on this episode of The Author Inside You podcast to offer suggestions on how to write a memoir. He shares his fascinating interracial adoption story along with how he wrote, finished, and …

Improv Your Way To Write A Better Book

April 18th, 2020


On this episode of The Author Inside You podcast we interview author, teacher, and podcaster Chad Elliot. As an improv teacher to writers, he is the perfect teacher for you. Listen to his stories about having his book …

Stop Planning For It - Just Sit Down and Do It

April 13th, 2020


Author Mag Diamond began writing her book at the age of 11, she finished the manuscript just before her 70th birthday. On this episode of The Author Inside You, Mag reminds us that everyone has a story worth telling and …

Don't Be Afraid To Ask For a Goodreads Review

March 28th, 2020


A book signing at a local bar? Our guest, Bill Halpin, has had great success with multiple book signing events at local breweries. He tells us how …

List Your E-Book with 50 Online Bookstores

March 2nd, 2020


Author Keith Guernsey is back on this episode of The Author Inside You to tell us about writing his inspirational book based on his battle with cancer. Keith shares with us a great tip on how to easily list your e-book …

They Want To Hear Your Stories

February 21st, 2020


Author Robert Longyear joins us on this episode of The Author Inside You podcast. He shares with us insights and tips on how to improve your writing. Robert reminds us that great storytelling is not just for works of …

Success At Writing Contests

February 14th, 2020


So often we need a dose of affirmation about our work. It’s wonderful to receive some feedback from our peers, which is why is a …

No Time To Write A Book?

January 30th, 2020


Don't think you have time to write a book? Check out this episode of The Author Inside You podcast where we interview Anya Stassiy who wrote her book …

How to Thank Everyone Who Buys Your Book

January 20th, 2020


Author Jesse Cruz explains how he appreciates the people who purchase his book and discusses how he thanks everyone individually. Jesse also shares some great lessons that he learned completing his book, "You want to …

When To Start Marketing Your New Book

January 3rd, 2020


Are you ready to start marketing your book?

On this episode of The Author Inside You podcast, we speak with author Pagan Malcolm, a marketing coach …

How To Use Tumblr To Find An Audience For Your Book

December 29th, 2019


Author Kelsey Clifton joins us on this episode of The Author Inside You podcast. Not only did she find an audience for her novel through her …

Write A Better Book

December 6th, 2019


Accountability.  It will help you write a better book, but are you putting it to good use? On this episode of The Author Inside You podcast we interview Author Cain MacBeth who explains how he used accountability to …

How I Wrote a Novel for the Hallmark Channel

November 28th, 2019


Did you know that the Hallmark channel is now publishing novels? On this episode of The Author Inside You podcast we interview Tracy Gardner, the first author to have a novel published by the Hallmark Channel. Tracy …

What Not To Do When Publishing A Book

November 9th, 2019


Chase DiMarco is a medical school student, host of two podcasts, and an author of a recently published book. It was a long journey for Chase to …

The Kid Lit Community

October 29th, 2019


Where do you begin when you have an idea for kid lit book? Michele McAvoy is very knowledgeable about children's literature and she shares her advice on this episode of The Author Inside You podcast. Everything from …

Obtaining Speaking Engagements While Promoting Your Book

October 10th, 2019


Author Brenda Cortez has discovered that speaking in front of audiences is a great way to promote and sell your book. In this episode of The Author Inside You podcast, Brenda shares with us a unique way of finding …

Be Daring and Reach Out!

October 1st, 2019


New York Times bestselling author Mary Rand Hess is our guest on this episode of The Author Inside You podcast. Mary shares her daring decision to …

Unique Way To Find An Agent

September 19th, 2019


Sam Kean, New York Times best selling author, joins us on this episode of The Author Inside You podcast. Sam explains how to stand out from the crowd when approaching an agent with your manuscript.

Finish Your Book By Setting Realistic Goals

September 7th, 2019


Author Brian Kiley, the head monologue writer for Conan O'Brien, is our guest on this episode of The Author Inside You. Brian has great suggestions …

Book Endorsements - Why You Need Them and How To Obtain Them

August 31st, 2019


Television host and children's book author, Ron MacCloskey joins us on this episode of The Author Inside You. Ron shares some great stories on his …

Increase Sales By Giving Your Book Away!

August 23rd, 2019


For author Ken Rupert, Amazon has proven to be the best way to increase book sales. With a strategic plan, he is selling his book there and purchasing ads on Amazon as well – with great success! In this episode of The …

Self Publish and Earn 10X the Royalties

August 7th, 2019


On the 100th episode The Author Inside You podcast we interview the founder of the Onion, author Scott Dikkers. Scott shares with us some great advice about traditional publishing versus self-publishing, how to use …

Invite People Into Your Story

August 1st, 2019


There are people who want to read your book, and it will inspire others and bring value to their lives! Author and inspirational speaker Darius Person is our guest on this episode of The Author Inside You, and he shares …

Turning a PowerPoint Presentation Into a Published Book

July 14th, 2019


For years author Russ Gehrlein had been giving motivational speeches to local church groups when one day his wife suggested he turn his PowerPoint presentation into a book. It took some time, but Russ was able to …

Increasing Book Sales by Turning On The Charm

July 2nd, 2019


We are changing our normal format and on this episode of The Author Inside You podcast we are interviewing two authors. Sherrie Dunlevy and Brandon Baxter have both been on our podcast before, but they are back with …

It’s Time To Follow Through and Finish Your Book!

June 28th, 2019


Author Sherri Schwartz joins us on this episode of The Author Inside You to share with us her determination to write and publish, not just one, but two books! She is continually motivated to write- in fact, two more …

How To Increase Your Amazon Reviews

June 20th, 2019


In the world of Amazon, we all know that reviews can increase your sales. In this episode of The Author Inside You, author Dom Brightmon, shares a fantastic idea on how to increase the number of your book reviews. He …

Publishing With an eBook is a Must

June 14th, 2019


Jenelle Jack joins us all the way from Trinidad to share her in-depth knowledge of publishing with eBooks and the tricks of the trade using pen names to become a #1 Amazon bestseller. You can listen to this informative …

What You Don't Know About ISBN Numbers

June 6th, 2019


This week we welcome author Lisa Orban who runs a writers network called Indies United Publishing House. She is an expert on ISBN numbers, and she shares a wealth of knowledge on this episode of The Author Inside You. …

Going Viral Thanks To Mom

May 30th, 2019


Most times authors do not give the forward for their book much thought until after the transcript is complete. Fortunately for author Ben Philippe, our guest on this episode of The Author Inside You podcast, he did give …

Your Book Trailer May Lead To A Hollywood Movie

May 22nd, 2019


Author Sarah Katz shares a captivating story about the process of making a great looking book trailer for her fantasy novel on this episode of The …

Turning Your Hobby Into a Published Book

May 8th, 2019


Author Mike Walton has enjoyed reading and collecting comic books for decades. He never dreamed he would become an expert in a particular genre of …

Using Facebook Ads To Sell Your Book

May 2nd, 2019


"Query letters will get you nowhere," says author Tally Adams. They may work for some authors, but Tally has plenty of other great ideas that she shares with us on this episode of The Author Inside You podcast. We cover …

Turning Your Passion Into a Book with Len Testa

April 25th, 2019


On this episode of The Author Inside You, we interview author Len Testa who combined his two longtime passions of computer analysis and Disney World, into a best selling series of travel guide books. Len tells us how …

Why a Logline Is Needed To Pitch a Book

April 6th, 2019


​A logline is a great tool to use when pitching your book to publishers and readers. In this episode of The Author Inside You, our guest Marc Bona …

The Advantages of Self Publishing

March 27th, 2019


On this episode of The Author Inside You podcast, you will hear an interview filled with great take-aways aimed at helping you with the publishing process. Leah & Matt interviewed author Laurel McHargue about …

Selling Your Book at a Museum Gift Shop

March 15th, 2019


In this episode of The Author Inside You, guest Steve Snyder shares many useful tips for publishing and selling your book. He discusses Amazon …

Demand The Best From A Publicist

March 8th, 2019


In this episode of The Author Inside You, author Jack Hersch shares with us the value of hiring a great team. His publicist landed him an article in the New York Post!

Attending A Writer's Conference May Lead to a Published Book!

March 1st, 2019


After a major health issue, author Linda Plunkett started journaling at the suggestion of a friend. Thanks to attending a writer's conference where she met her publisher, Linda's journal became the memoir she recently …

Submit It!

February 21st, 2019


"Finish your book and give it a shot - nothing can happen until you get to that point." Pete Charette, the guest on this episode of The Author Inside You, shares this great advice - now is the time to submit your book …

Getting Target To Sell Your Book

February 14th, 2019


This is a super exciting interview for us! Author Brandon Baxter is a fan of The Author Inside You podcast and listening to our past episodes gave him the encouragement to put pen to paper which led to getting his book …

Increase Amazon Product Sales By Adding a Book

February 7th, 2019


When Pascoe Bowen bundled a book with the product he was already selling on Amazon, his sales skyrocketed! To hear how he did it, listen to this episode of The Author Inside You.

Creating Fictional Characters

January 25th, 2019


On this episode of The Author Inside You, author Jim Boston shares some great tips on how he created realistic characters for his novel. To make his characters unique, yet believable, he used a combination of real-life …

When a Publisher Comes Calling

January 17th, 2019


Being at the right place at the right time can really pay off. Listen to this episode of The Author Inside You to hear how author Vivian Chien was …

Building a Franchise With Your Book

January 3rd, 2019


From the beginning, authors Tara Price and Blake Freeman envisioned their cartoon character Haibu would be found in books, online and on the big …

Revise Revise Revise

December 20th, 2018


It may sound like something your English teacher told you in high school, but for your book to be great, you have to revise, revise, revise. Author …

You Can Always Fix It Later

December 13th, 2018


Joining us on this episode of The Author Inside You podcast is Stephanie Taylor, author of Animals That Heal. Stephanie shares with us the story of how she took a simple pamphlet she had written and turned it into a …

Begin Promoting Before You Start Writing Your Book

December 6th, 2018


We are often reminded about the importance of promoting our book after it is written, but on this episode of The Author Inside You we hear a different perspective. Author Danielle Daily shares great advice - start …

Start With An Outline

November 29th, 2018


Joe Pardo is not a big reader, yet he has written four books! In this episode of The Author Inside You podcast, Joe shares with us how an outline can keep you organized and also save you valuable time when writing your …

How Social Media Will Sell Your Book - Emily Prokop

November 22nd, 2018


Author and podcaster Emily Prokop recently published her first book, "The Story Behind: The Extraordinary History Behind Ordinary Objects." In this episode of The Author Inside You, Emily shares with us some great …

Build a 100 Person Launch Team

November 15th, 2018


Author Elizabeth Clamon shares with us her very motivational story of how she overcame being bedridden for more than 10 years! As part of her healing process, she wrote a book, but that's only part of her journey. …

Lessons Learned From Co-Authoring a Book

October 24th, 2018


Debbie DeChambeau is a book author and a professional marketer. In this episode of The Author Inside You, Debbie shares some insightful tips on …

Why You Need To Give Away Your Book

October 17th, 2018


Author Joel Hawbaker joins us on this episode of The Author Inside You and he shares why he enjoys giving away hundreds of copies of his book. Joel also explains why you do not need to love your book cover, but your …

Why Every Book Needs An Editor

October 9th, 2018


You had the motivation to start and write a book, now you need the motivation to find a good quality editor. Our guest on this episode, Charita Cole …

Chance Meeting Leads To A Book

September 13th, 2018


Think BIG - inspirational coach and author Megan Fenyoe reminds us in this interview that BIG dreams can lead to a successful book. And how chance …

Promote Your Book All The Way To The Best Seller's List

July 18th, 2018


As an entrepreneur, Tony Whatley grew his side hustle job into a seven-figure online business! He wrote his book, Sidehustle Millionaire to share his business expertise with his audience. In this episode of The Author …

You Need A Memorable Book Cover

July 5th, 2018


Author Valerie Staggs used journaling as a way to grieve after her husband unexpectedly passed away. In this episode of The Author Inside You, Valerie tells us how her journal was the basis for her first book and why it …

Working With a Ghostwriter

June 23rd, 2018


Taking too long to write that book? Enlisting a ghostwriter might be the solution to your perplexing publishing predicament. In this episode of The …

Set Some Goals, Finish Writing Your Book

June 7th, 2018


Author and coach Annie Berryhill shares first-rate advice with The Author Inside You audience. Discover her time-saving apps, and how Annie wrote a large portion of her book while driving in her car! Audio to …

Book Launch by Word-Of-Mouth

May 29th, 2018


Author Angie Flores, our guest on this episode of The Author Inside You podcast, believes in marketing by talking.

"You can't just throw your book on Amazon and hope that it sells, you have to toot your horn!" - Angie …

Better The Second Time Around

May 16th, 2018


When author Angela Brister published her book, she knew even though it was not perfect, it was time to share with the world. The book sold, time …

Hiring a Professional Book Promoter

April 26th, 2018


Author Mike Witzgall knows law enforcement and storytelling, but like most of us, he needs help promoting his book. In this episode of The Author …

Hate To Type? How To Speak Your Book

April 13th, 2018


Andre Valdes admits spelling is not his strong suit. On this episode of The Author Inside You, Andres explains to us how he "wrote" the first draft of his book with almost no typing! Plus, Andre tells us how he …

It Seemed So Daunting, But Now I Want To Help Others Publish Their Book

April 5th, 2018


Author Irene Gabelnick started her writing career by blogging, which eventually turned into writing five books simultaneously! In this episode of The …

Great Tips For Promoting A Self Published Children's Book

March 22nd, 2018


Many authors will tell you that the real work begins once you start to promote your book. Publicizing your masterpiece can be time-consuming and challenging. This week on The Author Inside You podcast, our guest Kishmi …

Blog Tour Before You Launch - Preston Klopfenstein

March 15th, 2018


It takes some planning ahead, but offering to guest post on multiple blogs prior to your book release can be a huge boost for your initial book …

E Books - A Great Way To Repurpose Your Material

March 7th, 2018


In the back episodes of his show, podcaster Bruce Wawrzyniak had a goldmine of information that he wanted to share with his followers. Writing an …

Find an Editor and an Agent Via a Twitter Pitch Contest - Hannah Carmack

February 23rd, 2018


If you're not sure what a "Twitter Pitch Contest" is all about, you need to listen to this episode of The Author Inside You. Guest Hanna Carmack explains how these contests work and why they are so great for writers …

From Family History to Biographical Novel - Debra Yates

February 14th, 2018


Worried that her family history would not live on, author Debra Yates compiled the stories her grandfather handed-down, along with years of research, …

Publish Your Book In SIX Weeks - Rick and Nancy Monsipapa

February 7th, 2018


The dynamic duo of Rick and Nancy Monsipapa recently wrote and published a motivational book for entrepreneurs. In this episode of The Author Inside You, our guest writing team hammers out tips on how to get your book …

Start a Writing Club and Jumpstart Your Book - Judithe Little

February 1st, 2018


Author Judithe Little and her friends started a writing club 15 years ago and to this day they continue to meet every week! In this episode of The Author Inside You, Judithe explains what is expected of each member of …

Best Book Promotion? Word of Mouth - Rocky Romanella

January 18th, 2018


Author Rocky Romanella Founder and CEO of 3SIXTY Management, spent decades in the corporate world as a leader. Rocky believes we all have a responsibility to leave things a little better than we found them and with this …

Start Your Own Publishing Company - JA Plosker

January 10th, 2018


Award winning author J.A. Plosker knows that starting his own publishing company was exactly what he need to release his book. In this episode of The Author Inside You, J.A. explains why being the founder of a …

Blast Off With a Great Launch Team - Jacqui Letran

December 21st, 2017


Jacqui Letran is the author of three self help books and the host of the Stop The Bullying Within podcast. In this episode of The Author Inside You

You Are Going To Need Help - Don't Be Afraid To Seek Advice - Diana Savastano

December 5th, 2017


This week our guest is Diana Savastano who has had many years of experience as a writer, an author and a publisher. In this episode of The Author Inside You, Diana reminds us that we are all going to need help with …

Put Yourself Out There - Alyssa Cowitt

November 26th, 2017


Elementary school teacher Alyssa Cowitt never thought she'd be a published book author. That is until she and her friend Greg Dunbar started sharing …

Do It and The Doors Will Open - Sherrie Dunlevy

November 23rd, 2017


It can be difficult to find the right thing to say to a friend who has recently suffered a tragic event. Author Sherrie Dunlevy felt a calling to …

Amazon's Secret To Being A Best Seller - Stephanie Lee

November 17th, 2017


21 days to write a book, why are you waiting? Stephanie Lee, author of Southpaw: A Tale About A Girl's Imagination, wrote her novel in three weeks! In this episode of The Author Inside You podcast, we learn some great …

How Dreams Became A Novel - Denise J Bryson

November 8th, 2017


What started out as a dream has become a novel - literally! Author Denise Bryson wrote In The Footsteps of a Killer over a 20 year period, as …

Being Persistent With Query Letters Pays Off! - Kristen Hansen Brakeman

October 25th, 2017


After writing more than 100 query letters, author Kristen Hansen Brakeman landed a publishing deal. Her persistence paid off! In this episode of The Author Inside You, Kristen shares her journey (and shares a few funny …

How To Book A Library Presentation - Eleanor Kuhns

October 18th, 2017


As an assistant director at a New York public library, Eleanor Kuhns understands the fine print when it comes to booking an author to speak at a library event. In this episode of The Author Inside You, Eleanor shares …

Tell Me a Story - Mike Olszewski

October 10th, 2017


Research can be fun as long as you are passionate about your topic. Author Mike Olszewski and his wife Janice did many hours of research for their Cleveland TV Tales series because they have a great love for local TV …

This Is Why You Have To Write Every Day - Thomas Conner

October 4th, 2017


Decades after he began writing, author Thomas Conner recently published his first book. In this episode of The Author Inside You podcast, Tom shares his journey of how he began writing before he was a teenager, why it's …

How To Create A Great Book Cover - Enrique Voltaire

September 27th, 2017


Creating a great book cover is one of the most important aspects of publishing your book. Author Enrique Voltaire shares some fantastic advice about …

Get Paid To Read Your Book At Schools

September 20th, 2017


Author Maria Dismondy is a real go-getter! Not only has she written nine children's books, Maria has started her own publishing company and she posts to her social media accounts five times a day! How does a mother of …

If You Really Want A Book, WRITE IT! - Sean Douglas

September 13th, 2017


If you are interested in unlocking your true potential and elevating your life, then Sean Douglas is your man! Sean is the author of Decisions: The Power To Overcome Self-Defeating Behaviors and he is our guest on this …

Recently Booked on 55 Radio Shows - Jodee Prouse

September 5th, 2017


It took three years for Jodee Prouse to write a memoir centered on her brother's addiction to alcohol. She ended up self-publishing the book after …

Use Video As a Promotional Tool For Your Book - Kristie Knights

August 30th, 2017


Publish a book - from start to finish - in six weeks?    Sounds impossible, right?    Psychotherapist Kristie Knights did it and she shares her story on the latest episode of The Author Inside You.  

What's Ordinary To You Is Extraordinary To Others - Aaron Walker

August 23rd, 2017


If you are looking to get motivated to write your book, then this episode is for you! Author Aaron Walker explains how he used a mastermind group for motivation for his first book, View From The Top.

Don't Even Think About It, Just Start Writing! - Kaylee Shadows

August 16th, 2017


Kaylee Shadows enjoys traveling and saving money at the same time. Her friends appreciated her great money saving tips so much that they encouraged her to write a book. Six months later she had it completed and now it's …

You Don't Have To Be Great, You Just Have To Have Passion - Kim Interdonato

August 9th, 2017


Author Kim Interdonato wrote her first book about dating, and she's not afraid to share her mistakes. Author mistakes, that is! If fear is holding …

A Foundling Shares His Story - Joseph Wood

August 2nd, 2017


If you're like most people, you have never heard the term foundling. Saving Joey is author Joseph Wood's experience as a foundling and how his life was saved by the kindness of a stranger.

Let People In, They Want To Root For You - Jacquelyn Sill

July 26th, 2017


While vacationing in Thailand, author Jacquelyn Sill journaled about her experiences. That journal was an inspiration for Jacquelyn's book Where the Water Rages. During this episode of The Author Inside You podcast she …

I Published a Book - Start to Finish and You Can Do It Too!

July 19th, 2017


Russ Grimes, an engineer from Michigan, often dreamed of being a super hero. The process took more than a year, but Russ wrote a young adult book …

Step Out and Try Something New - Stephanie Baruffi

July 12th, 2017


We all know we should be building our audiences and be more active on social media. Stephanie Baruffi is our guest on this episode of The Author …

Write What You Want To Read - Jackie D

July 5th, 2017


Jackie D discovered that finding a publisher that specialized in her genre helped make her book a reality. In this episode of The Author Inside You, we discuss some great tips for fighting writer's block. 

Nothing Happens Until You Start Typing - Bob Adamov

June 28th, 2017


Author Bob Adamov did not write and publish his first book until he was 51 years old. Now he has published 10 books with two more in the …

Don't Give Up! Try To Write Everyday

June 21st, 2017


After winning a trip to Gettysburg, author JDR Hawkins was inspired to write a series of novels focusing on the Civil War from the perspective of a …

Selling Ads Within Your Book

June 14th, 2017


Author and dog trainer Mark Castillero joins us to explain how he used his passion for dogs to write a "how to" book. More Than a Dog Whisperer is …

Give Your Book a Break For a Week- Then Revisit With Fresh Eyes

June 7th, 2017


Author Clyde P Riddlesbrood wrote his book, "The Greatest Brochure in the World" as a promotion for his theater company. To purchase his book click on

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How to Defeat the "Fear Of Success"

May 31st, 2017


Author Laura Ranger feared success for many years, but eventually overcame the emotional obstacles and now she owns a thriving publishing company. …

Self Publishing? Don't Underestimate What You Can Do!

May 24th, 2017


After being frustrated that many products consumed by Americans are being manufactured in other countries, James Stuber set out to make a difference. He created a non-profit organization, a web page, and a …

Target Other Authors Who Write in Your Genre

May 17th, 2017


First-time novelist Rick Dees shares some great marketing advice on this episode of The Author Inside You, including targeting other authors on Amazon. Rick says that if you "believe in your dream, you really can get a …

When You Have a Blueprint, You Can Get There!

May 10th, 2017


Maryann Ridini Spencer is an experienced writer who shares with us some very valuable advice - in order to be an efficient writer, you must first make an outline. 

15 Minutes of Fame Helps Rocket Book Up The Amazon Rankings

May 3rd, 2017


You've heard of deflategate, right? Well, Boston sports fan Keith Guernsey devoted a chapter to the controversy in his book Fathers and Sons/Sports and Life. That chapter helped Keith gain his 15 minutes of fame.

Over 3 Million Books Sold!

April 26th, 2017


Children's book author Brian P. Cleary has sold over 3 million books and has traveled to more than 500 schools promoting his work.

Your Book: Make That Dream Come True!

April 19th, 2017


Megan started started writing the first book of her trilogy in her teens, wrote the second book in her 20s and the third in her 30s. Megan shares with us a great way to promote your book on social media utilizing memes …

An Unusual Way To Use Pinterest To Promote Your Book

April 12th, 2017


Kitty Pilgrim left the hectic life of a television journalist to become a full-time fiction writer. In this episode of The Author Inside You podcast, …

Write your book now - you'd be foolish NOT to!

April 5th, 2017


Ryan Montoya was recently in the news as a result of a hiking accident that left him injured and stranded on a snow-covered mountain for days. He …

Write for Yourself - Author and Poet La Kata EK

March 29th, 2017


The author of a number of poetry books, La Kata EK shares her wisdom on why it is a necessity to have a proofreader and an editor for your book.

Turning Your Day Job Into a Series of Books - Neil Zurcher's One Tank Trips

March 22nd, 2017


Cleveland TV personality Neil Zurcher shares with us some wonderful stories in this episode of The Author Inside You. Neil's first book took 18 …

From High School English Class to Published Author

March 15th, 2017


At the age of sixteen, Jennifer Stout was diagnosed with bipolar disorder. Influenced by this life-shattering situation, Jennifer turned to poetry …

009 Suzanne Miles - A book as a business card

March 8th, 2017


Suzanne Miles, author of Fork It, shares her energetic attitude and provides detailed tips on getting your book noticed.

008 Steve Adams - How a hike on the AT turned into 3 books

March 1st, 2017


Hiking the Appalachian Trail at the age of 61, Steve Adams created an audience while writing his blog that described his 2,200-mile trek.

Understanding Query Letters with Amy Reichert

February 22nd, 2017


NaNoWriMo (National Novel Writing Month), an inspirational web page that encourages authors to write a novel in 30 days, motivated Amy Reichert to write her novel. Her book can now be found on the shelves of Target!

006 Patty Coller - family members working together to create a book

February 15th, 2017


Author Patty Coller loved to tell stories to her young daughter. With the help of her mom's artistic background, Patty was able to publish her …

005 Chris Smith explains his unusual research tactics for his book The Walt Disney World That Never Was: Stories Behind the Amazing Imagineering Dreams That Never Came True

February 8th, 2017


Attorney by day, author and dad by night -
Chris Smith, the author of The Walt Disney World That Never Was: Stories Behind the Amazing Imagineering Dreams That Never Came True, joins us to discuss the intensive research …

004 Dave Blanchard - Supply Chain Management Best Practices

February 1st, 2017


As a magazine editor, Dave frequently has valuable material that ends up getting cut from articles due to space limitations. One day while cleaning his desk, Dave decided to combine some of his unused information and …

003 Terry Fitzgibbons - from blog to published book

January 25th, 2017


Terry Fitzgibbons was a United States Naval Officer, who in his spare time was writing for his brother's web page. Listen to this episode of The Author Inside You to hear how Terry turned that writing into a published …

002 Kingsley Grant -motivational speaker and author

December 22nd, 2016


Motivational speaker Kinglsey Grant tells us his story of how a childhood experience lead to him writing and publishing his first book.

001 Vicki Stracensky shares her book she wrote with her children

December 20th, 2016


In this first episode of The Author Inside You, Vicki Stracensky tells how she wrote a book with her children then had the artwork sketched by a famous local weatherman! 

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