November 3, 2016
This week we are delighted to bring you our first ever recipient of The Blondie and the Brit Hero Award. SJ Hermann is not only a long time friend and supporter of Blondie and the Brit, but he makes a habit out of supporting Indie Authors everywhere. He is also an avid anti-bullying advocate.
In this special episode Blondie interviews SJ where he shares his secret recipe for growing his following and getting the most out of his social media efforts including special author spotlights and contests featuring Indie Authors. He also talks about his Go Fund Me campaign to set his book on the road to the silver screen and updates us on his books including the much anticipated spring release of Terminus, the third book in the Morium series.
October 27, 2016
We are excited to bring you our second Audience Choice Award-winning podcast guest, Nicole Waggoner. Nicole won "Most Creative Book Promotion" on our show. Please listen to this podcast chock full of great marketing advice from a really outstanding indie author. This is a Best of Blondie and the Brit podcast that originally aired in April of 2016.
Nicole Wagoner is a teacher turned Indie writer and she shares with us her journey to writing her book Center Ring, the first in the Circus of Woman Trilogy. It has been called 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.
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.
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.
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
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.
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
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
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.
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.