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What the book?

29 EpisodesProduced by DzintraWebsite

Come meet Dzintra Sullivan, K. Banning Kellum and David Atherton Cooper, as they talk all things Indie book community - from interviews and debates to hints and help. If you love Indie books, this is the podcast for you.

29 Episodes | 2020

WTB, let's talk.

August 30th, 2020


Kaleb, Dzintra and David invite you to come sit as they open up and let you know more about them. There is also massive news to announce stay listen to the end. Squeeee, Zee is excited.

WYB goes Dungeons and Dragons

August 23rd, 2020


Join Kaleb and David as they drag Dzintra into the world of DnD. Popping her role playing cherry and playing out a simplified short game. Who makes …

WTB - Is family support imperative to success?

August 9th, 2020


Join Dzintra, Kaleb and David as the dive into this week's issue of support. Do your family and friends have an obligation to support your writng or is it an unrealistic expectation? Let's chat... @WTBPodcast 

WTB - The Paradox, where battles are won and lost.

August 2nd, 2020


Join Dzintra, Kaleb and David as they dive into the contrictatory world of paradoxical word play. Share some personal insight into our lives and of course, chapters 6 and 7 of our fan fic. 

WTB - Heroes and Villains - When is a good guy, a bad guy too?

July 26th, 2020


Kaleb, David and Dzintra dive into the world of heroes and villains. When is a good guy, actually a bad guy and vice versa. We will chat about the best bad guys and why we love them. Also, chapter five of the fanfic …

WTB Favorite Literary Characters. Who makes our list?

July 19th, 2020


Join Kaleb, David and Dzintra as they talk about some of the most well known and treasured literary characters of all time. Also, will Jo make it to the hospital? Chapter 4 of our fan fiction story. Did someone say DnD …

WTB copyrights and where you creatively stand as an author.

July 12th, 2020


Join Dzintra, David and Kaleb as they dive into the world of copyrights, fan fiction and protecting your creative work. Also chapter 3 of The Broken, will Joey make it to the hospital?

WTB author interview with Margaret McHeyzer.

July 8th, 2020


Sit down with Dzintra and David as we interview two time’s New York Times Bestseller Margaret McHeyzer.


July 5th, 2020


David, Kaleb and Dzintra discuss toxic behaviour and how it can affect the mental health of writers. It's raw, it's personal and it's one not to be missed. 

WTB - Kaleb and Dzintra sit down with the talented Jared Wayne Gifford.

July 1st, 2020


Joint Kaleb, Dzintra and Jared Wayne Gifford as we discuss how comics are made and the creative process behind them.

WTB - Does SEX sell books?

June 28th, 2020


Join Kaleb, Dzintra and today’s guest host R. Young as they discuss the usefulness of sex to sell books. The WTB crew also read some bad horror fan …

WTB interviews Dawn Hosmer

June 24th, 2020


WTB's Dzintra and Kaleb sit down with the talented and exceptionally talented Dawn Hosmer.  Grab a coffee and come find out what makes Dawn and her books so addictive. @dawnhosmer7 

WTB genre battle. Sci-fi Vrs Paranormal.

June 21st, 2020


Welcome to episode two of season two. This week Dzintra, David and Kaleb discuss how similar Sci-fi and paranormal are, and when cross overs occur how to categorize them for marketing. We also pop Dzintra's cherry with …

WTB - What happens beyond the manuscript?

June 14th, 2020


Welcome back to season two. Join Kaleb, David and Dzintra as they discuss the fears writers have and how to pave a way through them. Thank you for joining us for another fun filled season of WTB.


May 24th, 2020


We find ourselves at the season one finale, and Dzintra, Kaleb and David want to give back to the writing community. Awards voted on, by the writing …


May 17th, 2020


Join Dzintra, Kaleb and David as they dive into what's write to RIGHT? Should authors stay in their lane and only write what they know? Or should …

WTB Superstitions, myths and horror - OH MY!

May 10th, 2020


Welcome to lucky 13th episode. Join David, Kaleb and Dzintra as they dive into Myths, superstitions and how they can be incorporated into horror writing. We meet author Cody Bannon and ask him about his writing styles. …

WTB Knowing your worth.

May 3rd, 2020


Join Dzintra, David and Kaleb as we dive into the world of publishing and knowing which road is best for you. Avoiding some potholes and hopefully …

WTB Romance vrs Erotica -where is the line?

April 26th, 2020


Warning, you will need headphones, adult language ahead. Dzintra, Kaleb and David, dive into the world of erotica and romance. Will any of us come …

WTB Writing advice, what do you listen to?

April 19th, 2020


Welcome to episode ten of WTB. Join Dzintra, Kaleb and David as they dive into all things writing advice. When it goes wrong, and when it goes right. …

WTB fairytales and folklore

April 12th, 2020


Join Dzintra and Kaleb as we dive into local folklore and myths of our areas and how they can be used to inspire or incorporate with your stories. …

WTB Movies vrs Books, which did it better?

April 5th, 2020


This week the trio of crazy hosts dive into the world of books and movie adaptations. Which worked, which flopped and what would it take to sell your …

Indie Authors go SOCIAL MEDIA.

March 29th, 2020


Join Dzintra, Kaleb and David as we explore the Ins and outs of the follow/followers stigmas. Why people follow and unfollow, follow trains, lifts …

Writing and the Anxious

March 22nd, 2020


Join us as we dive into the world of 'Rona and the anxiety it is bringing to the written world. Helpful hints, laughter and even a fun challenge - …

WTB - Reviews, the good, bad and the ugly.

March 15th, 2020


Come listen to Dzintra, David and Kaleb as we dive into the world of reviews and how to handle them. Also our guest interview is with Abby Simpson. @abbythetweet

To Taboo or not Taboo... That is the question.

March 9th, 2020


Join Dzintra, Kaleb and David on this week's discussion of taboo. What to do and how to tactfully walk through the taboo world of writing. Also, find …

Writing Excuses

March 1st, 2020


Writing excuses: what are they and how to avoid them.

Interview with indie author, Rebecca Ridge (@authorridge on Twitter)

Characters: What comes first? The voice? The name? The face?

February 23rd, 2020


Dzintra Sullivan, K Banning Kellum, and David Atherton Cooper dive into all things character development. Follow us Twitter @WTBPodcast.

Welcome to ‘What the book?’

February 16th, 2020


Let us introduce ourselves and answer some readers questions while we sort out the kinks and find our podcasting feet, so to speak.

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