October 21, 2019
We are so excited to bring Linda Broday back to the program. Linda is a USA Today and New York Times bestselling author of over twenty-five western historical romance novels and short stories. She was a finalist in the 2018 National Reader’s Choice awards and 2018 for her book To Catch a Texas Star, and was named Writer of the Year for 2018 by the Texas High Plains Writers organization.
Today Linda shares her insights on her writing life where she publishes three to five books a year writing three pages a day. In her delightful Texas twang, she shares the moment she was discovered through a contest for new voices and encourages listeners to just write the book and persevere despite obstacles thrown in your way.
Her latest book Longing for a Cowboy Christmas released on September 24, and her next book Mail Order Bride’s Secret comes out in January.
September 27, 2018
We are delighted, here on Blondie and the Brit, to re-introduce you to one of our favorite authors, Kerry Anne King, also writing as Kerry Schafer. Kerry has recently published her Amazon Kindle First Read, Whisper Me This, which is still ranking high on the Amazon charts.
In this entertaining interview, Kerry discusses the unique cover design sparked from her husband's insistence, to how her son wrote a song with the lyrics that came to her spontaneously. She also discusses her work as a creativity coach using the Myers-Briggs Type Indicator. Kerry encourages our listeners to set achievable goals, not to doubt their own personal writing process, and to have fun while they are marketing. Kerry's 'keeping it real' interview mixed with her great sense of humor make this a lively and rewarding podcast.
September 13, 2018
This month on Blondie and the Brit we are excited to bring to you a fabulous multi-genre author, Kelly Martin. If you are struggling to find time to write we are sure you will be inspired by this Tennessean writer who tackled 8 books last year while raising 3 kids and working a full time job. Kelly also shares her love of photographing abandoned houses and one of her most successful marketing strategies on Instgram finding ghost hunters to spread the word about her books. You won't want to miss this southern sweetie and her inspiring author journey.
Don't miss her latest book, Between the Dreaming and the Dead that launches today here: http://geni.us/KellyMartin1
July 17, 2018
You will really enjoy our guest this month on Blondie and the Brit. We have Linda Broday on the show and she is a sheer delight. Linda shares her writer’s journey from humble beginnings to award-winning, New York Times, and USA Today best-selling author.
Her delightful Texas cowboy stories set in a different time are not only charming, but she also explores a time of challenge and determination. This is reflected in Linda’s desire to write better endings for her friends who have difficulties in their own lives. She shares her journey from competitions to publication and her experiences of indie vs. traditionally published. Pull up a chair and be drawn back to a time gone by in the Wild West.
May 17, 2018
This month on Blondie and the Brit we are delighted to bring you one of our all-time favorite guests, in fact her podcast last year was voted #1 in our podcast awards. Rachel Thompson is the face behind BadRedhead Media and always brings great energy and information to the podcast.
This time she shares her expertise in book marketing and introduces us to her current promo event, #NaNoProMo (National Novel Promotion Month), inspired by #NaNoWriMo.
Rachel's version is a month-long initiative of tips, resources, and daily giveaways from experts across the book marketing and publishing industry -- all free.
Rachel also gives advice from her two #BookMarketing books on how to optimize SEO for your blog, the advantages of choosing Wordpress blogging platform and how to target your perfect reader.
Suzanne is featured on the blog and we are giving away a 30-minute podcast or consult with Suzanne here.
Visit the fun over on Rachel's blog here.
April 19, 2018
This month we are excited to bring to you the delightful Jodi Thomas. Jodi is not only a USA Today and New York Times bestseller, she is also the eleventh writer to be inducted into the Romance Writers Hall of Fame after winning her third RITA award. Five of them now sit on her crowded shelf along with National Reader's Choice Awards, and Booksellers' Best Awards.
With nearly 50 books under her belt, Jodi gives us an insight into her journey to best-selling author in her charming Texas drawl. She talks about changing genres with her latest book Mornings on Main and about the upcoming Christmas release Mistletoe Miracles. We had a good laugh when Jodi shared her experiences at Avon KissCon. She also demonstrates her tenacity in describing her library tours and the dogged strategy at the beginning of her career to get the word out about her books. Don’t miss this wonderful interview with a truly lovely lady.
March 10, 2018
This month on Blondie and the Brit we are pleased to introduce you to Jesse Lakes, one of the masterminds behind the company Genius Link (www.geni.us). Genius Link is an incredible online tool that provides intelligent links to help you to improve your sales by routing international readers to their local stores while helping you earn affiliate money and valuable insights in the process. They also own the booklinker.net link management service that is a simpler version of this concept but focused on authors, indie publishers, and Amazon.
This in-depth interview covers many of the elements of this fascinating tool that would be ideal for any authors toolkit. Jesse is also giving a wonderful gift to our listeners, offering a 30-day free trial (double the standard) to anyone who mentions "Blondie and the Brit." Just click here to begin your trial (https://my.geni.us/join) then use the messaging bubble inside the dashboard to mention the extended free trial.
Suzanne and I also give you our latest tips on planning and rewarding your accomplishments with a Victory Journal.
August 26, 2017
Join us for part two of the Blondie and the Brit Author Round Table with seasoned authors Kerry Schafer (A.K.A. Kerry Ann King), Camille Di Maio, Amy Quick Parrish, Kim Hunt Harris, and Melody Robinette along with your hosts Suzanne Kelman and KJ Waters.
What an inspiring episode with advice and suggestions as varied as the authors we've gathered from our group launch team. Guaranteed to light a fire under any author no matter what your state of mind. This episode we talk about what rituals we go through to prep for our writing sessions and we offer encouragement and inspiration for our author pals listening to the show.
August 17, 2017
Blondie and the Brit are excited to bring you an exclusive event – our Author Roundtable Podcast! This unique chat with seven incredible authors offers writing inspiration, sensational book marketing expertise, and insight into the fantasy vs. reality of becoming and author. This is part one of the hour-long chat with best-selling authors from both the traditionally published and indie communities.
Join Blondie (KJ Waters) and the Brit (Suzanne Kelman) who host an author chat with Kerry Schafer, Camille Di Maio, Amy Quick Parrish, Kim Hunt Harris, and Melody Robinette where we discuss writing woes and successes along with a unique approach at combining forces as a launch team for our newest releases.
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