Blondie and the Brit Awards — Part 1

September 23, 2016

We are excited to present our first annual awards to celebrate our first year of podcasting. Take a ride down memory lane as we highlight the best of what our amazing authors shared with us in their book marketing and writing tips as well as our funniest and most inspiring moments. 

Please take a minute to vote on your favorites at www.kjwatersauthor.blogspot.com. Categories in this podcast are Best Social Media Tips, Most Creative Book Promotion, Best Fangirl/Boy Moments, Funniest Podcast Moments, and Best New Author Story. 

Please join our Facebook party on October 14 at 6:00 pm EST for our Blondie and the Brit Awards and Birthday Bash and find out who won these prestigious awards. You can join that event here
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Hailley Griffis from Buffer — Episode 53 — Buff Up Your Brand

September 15, 2016

This week on Blondie and Brit we have a very special guest, Hailley Griffis. She is a social media expert with Buffer that helps you share social media content with speed and ease. We cover so many topics in this show, from branding, to using images to promote your books, to some of the best hashtags for maximum visibility.  If you are looking for answers to some of your most basic social media questions, Hailley is here to help. 


Also please take a minute to vote on our Blondie and the Brit podcast awards at www.kjwatersauthor.blogspot.com 
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Thelma Adams — Episode 52 — Writing with Muscle and True Grit

September 8, 2016

Join us on Blondie and Brit this week for an extraordinary interview with Thelma Adams, a multi talented author, celebrity feature writer, and film critic. We managed to snag an interview with her in between screening films at a New York office. Thelma talks extensively about her work in the film industry and also about her experiences interviewing A-list movie actors. Thelma recently penned The Last Woman Standing - a fictional novel based on the love interest of notorious gunman Wyatt Earp. She also shares insights on how to get your work into traditional news outlets and TV. This is not one you want to miss. 

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Barbara Taylor Sissel — Episode 51 — It Takes Tenacity to Follow Your Dreams

September 1, 2016

On Blondie and the Brit this week we know you will enjoy Amazon Bestselling Author Barbara Taylor Sissel. Her inspiring story takes us from the grounds of a prison in Kentucky where she worked and raised her family, to perusing and landing her dream agent. Motivated to write about the world inside the prison walls she takes us on her personal journey of harnessing that experience onto the pages and finally to Bestselling Author, never giving up on her dream.

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Susan Spann — Episode 50 — Kicked Down Every Flight of Stairs in Publishing

August 25, 2016

This week Susan Spann shares her writing journey that began with a love of Japanese culture and through the advice of agents she created the award-winning Shinobi Mystery series. Susan is the Rocky Mountain Fiction Author of the Year and an accomplished publishing attorney who takes to social media with her weekly twitter #PUBLAW advice and blog. Susan's enthusiastic retelling of the journey from wanna be writer to the launch of her fourth book is as heartwarming as it is funny. Don't miss this engaging interview chock full of great inspiration and advice for writers.   

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Gisela Hausmann — Episode 49 — The Naked Truth About Book Reviews

August 18, 2016

You will not want to miss this great chat with Gisela Hausman who is a Amazon ecommerce expert, PR and communications coach, and a multi-award winning author. A native of Austria, Gisela is the author of The Naked Truth series and a top Amazon reviewer. We talk about the unadorned truth of the review process and how to win the heart of a reviewer. As a self-professed email evangelist she shares her best tips on crafting emails and newsletters to get the best out of out of all your communications. 

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Melody Robinette — Episode 48 — Empowered Writer

August 11, 2016

Amazon best-selling author Melody Robinette joins us on the program where she shares what she's learned as a multi-genre author including her social media and Amazon strategies. Along her journey she has picked up several unique tools that helped her double the productivity of her writing time before she spends the day as an English teacher. 

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Luke Romyn — Episode 47 — Paperback Bouncer

August 4, 2016
USA Today and Amazon bestselling author Luke Romyn joins us this week for a lighthearted and informative chat where he covers everything from his unusual writing process to how he faced tigers in Asia. A bouncer by night and a writing thunder from down under by day, Luke has an impressive 430,000 following on twitter with over a half million books sold worldwide. While Luke has us laughing the whole interview he also offers up great information for the book marketer with his easygoing affable charm. 

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Terry Persun — Episode 46 — Doublesight into Kindle Worlds

July 28, 2016

This week on Blondie and the Brit we bring you Terry Persun and the second half of his podcast we aired in January. Terry is an award-winning Amazon bestselling author who writes multiple genres and teaches, among other things, an entire day course on Amazon at his writing conferences.

In this interview he shares with us his tips on becoming an Amazon best seller and how to best organize your book launch for success. He also introduces us to Kindle Worlds with his fantasy novel Doublesight. You definitely do not want to miss this episode. 

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Nicole Waggoner — Episode 45 — Lunch with Five Imaginary Friends

July 21, 2016

Nicole Wagoner is our guest this week on Blondie and the Brit. Nicole is a teacher turned Indie writer and she shares with us her journey to writing her book called Center Ring, the first in the Circus of Woman Trilogy. It has been compared to Sex and the City with real-world problems. Nicole took on the difficult task of creating 5 view point characters and shares with us her process. She also talks about her social media presence, book launch, and how she organizes her blog tours.

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