Rachel Thompson — Episode 58 — The Human Element of Social Media

October 20, 2016

We are excited to bring you the first of our Audience Choice Award-winning podcast guest, Rachel Thompson. Not only did Rachel win "Best Social Media Tip" on our show but she also won "Best Overall Podcast." In this show Blondie checked in with her to get an update on her many exciting projects and books. Rachel shared with us the key to success on social media – being authentic and adding the human element to connect with your audience. She also updated us on her change to a new publisher, and several new books in the works including her very popular 30 Day Book Challenge and new non-fiction book Broken People. Rachel gives us a behind the scenes peek on how she schedules her social media posts on multiple accounts. If you are promoting a book you don't want to miss this show.


JC Gatlin — Episode 57 — Daring to Scare

October 13, 2016

This week on Blondie and the Brit we welcome mystery suspense writer J.C. Gatlin. J. C. is the author of four novels including his newly released 21 Dares. We had a really great conversation with J.C. covering numerous topics including creating the perfect book trailer, dealing with bad reviews and "haters," enticing readers for your email list, and how he crafts the mysteries he writes.  


Blondie and the Brit Awards — Part 2

October 6, 2016

In our second Blondie and the Brit awards podcast we have gathered the best of this past year to share more of our amazing authors and their brilliant insights, tips, and inspired storytelling skills. This show includes the most helpful writing process, the most inspired storytelling, and the best professional publishing tips. Feel free to vote for your favorites in all these and the rest of the 9 categories by visiting www.kjwatersauthor.blogspot.com. Voting ends Friday, October 7, 2016.

We will be announcing all the winners at our Blondie and the Brit Birthday Bash Facebook party to celebrate our first year on Friday, October 14 at 6:00 pm est. Be sure to join by clicking on the link here. 


David Perlmutter — Episode 55 — Right Place Right Time For Securing a Publishing Deal

September 29, 2016

We are excited to bring to you one of our favorite authors David Perlmutter for your listening pleasure. Dave is a dynamo and a marketing genius with a wealth of ideas in his #CheekyMarketing campaign that he confesses included placing marketing materials in the men's rest rooms during the last London book fair. We interviewed Dave a year ago and within in that time so much has happened due to his dogged determination and relentless marketing that has resulted in scoring his first traditional publishing deal with his book Wrong Place, Wrong Time. Dave is always a fun and witty guest and this interview is a joy to listen too.


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

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 

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. 


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.


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.   


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.