Episode 14: Brian Palmer on Writing Self-Published Urban Fantasy and Wrangling Ghostwriters

January 30, 2019

Warning: This episode is VERY NSFW. Emily gets a bit carried away this week with guest hosts Brianne Marie Robinson and Brian Palmer, also known as B.C. Palmer in his career as an urban fantasy author. Bri and Brian discuss their careers as indie authors as well as their experiences editing series and supervising ghost writers. There are a few tangents regarding words ones should or should not use in particular romance and erotica subgenres.

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Get an exclusive audio download of JT (Emily's husband) reading chapter 16 of Marie Robinson's Reverse Harem Fantasy Romance Stone and Ash by signing up for our weekly newsletter: http://eepurl.com/gfajR9

Episode 13: Interview with Charlee Hoffman

January 16, 2019

Ghostwriter Charlee Hoffman joins us to discuss her career in publishing, from her days working at New York literary agencies to her current gig ghostwriting in the self publishing world. We talk about the value of story, the enduring value of the book, niche marketing lessons that traditional publishing can take from self-publishing, and rambunctious ginger cats. Also, Emily and Corinne read Jeff Bezos's embarrassing text messages.

Episode 12: Interview with Emily Han of Lyrical Editing

January 3, 2019

It's new year new you time...hybrid pub style. We interview Emily Han of Lyrical Editing, a freelance developmental editor who has worked on mind, body, spirit books for traditional publishers as well as independent authors. We also talk about our bookish goals for 2019 and muse about Murakami, time management, and psychedelics.

Episode 11: Interview with Brian W. Parker

December 12, 2018

Emily chats with Brian W. Parker, co-owner of Believe in Wonder Publishing. He and his wife Josie write, illustrate, publish, and sell stories of magic and imagination to children in the Pacific Northwest and beyond.

Episode 10.5: Corinne Reads Again

November 28, 2018

It's a Thanksgiving miracle! Corinne is finally reading again. We have a short chat about this joyous news on a day off from our publishing work.

Episode 10: Mary Bisbee-Beek

November 14, 2018

Emily and Corinne interview publishing consultant and book publicist Mary Bisbee-Beek about her eclectic career working in the Bay Area and beyond. She tells us about the trifecta that makes for the perfect publicity campaign and some of her most cherished projects. Emily and Corinne also discuss a recent Buzzfeed piece about the self-help bestseller "Girl, Wash Your Face."

All opinions are our own and do not reflect those of our employers.

Episode 9: Murderous Writers and Creepypasta

October 31, 2018

WARNING: This episode is full of cusses and also (sometimes graphic) descriptions of murder. ALSO IF YOU DON'T SHARE WITH 10 PEOPLE YOU WILL RECEIVE DEEP LACERATIONS ON EACH. It's our most favorite of holidays: Halloween. We're celebrating by talking about one of the earliest forms of online storytelling: the Creepypasta. Also, Corinne details some horrific true stories of authors who killed as well as true crime writers who got a little too close to their subjects.

Episode 8: Tara Lehmann

October 17, 2018

Publicist extraordinaire Tara Lehmann joins Emily and Corinne to talk about the exciting world of children's books and recount her grand tour of Michigan, ending at the Grand Hotel of Somewhere in Time fame. What, you haven't seen it? At least stay for the fudge and horses.

Content does not reflect the opinions of our employers in any way, and also CW: cursing and shade.

Episode 7: Interview with Jessica Clark

October 4, 2018

Emily interviews PDX-based print coordinator Jessica Clark about the unsung hero of traditional publishing: paper. We also take a dive into the totally-legit Amazon reviews of "Wasted: Tales of a GenX Drunk." Because you have to laugh so you don't cry.

Corinne is out at PNBA and I cry a silent tear.

Episode 6.5: JT Reads Stone & Fire

September 25, 2018

CW: Explicit content and railing against colonizers.

At the suggestion of Marie Robinson, Emily's husband J.T. reads aloud from the first in her Magical Kingdom reverse-harem romance series Stone & Fire (available now from Amazon). You've heard about it in Episode 4. We've gone on about it in the newsletter. Now you get a sneak peek of the sexy, fun content with special appearances by Matthew McConaughey, Tom Waits, Macho Man Randy Savage, Hulk Hogan, and Buddy Cole.

As Emily is still working to hone her podcast editing skills, this episode is best enjoyed with headphones to really get the value of J.T.'s sensual whispers.