- This week we revisit an interview with Literary Agent and author, Evan Marshall in The Best of Blondie and the Brit. This is a great interview with the author of The Marshall Plan, a writing aid that our very own KJ Waters used in writing her first novel, Stealing Time. Evan provides great insight on how to approach agents and what they can bring to the table. This episode is definitely full of great insight for any writer.
Join us for part 2 of our entertaining interview with Luke Romyn, Amazon and USA Today best-selling Indie Author from Down Under. Luke continues to share with us his brave, and some might even claim reckless creative process. Luke confesses that his last few story lines terrified him. Trinity, recently released, is one Luke admits raised serious doubts about writing his way out. It is a psychological thriller that starts with his main character in an asylum with only memories of three murders. Self-taught photoshop maestro, Luke takes the same bold seat-of-your-pants "oh I'll figure it out" stance on his cover designs, that are as creative and powerful as the stories themselves. Like this one? Then give part 1 (Episode 47) a listen as well.
This week we bring you a Best of Blondie and the Brit episode that aired last year with author Sharon Anderson. She joins the program for an entertaining chat about her paranormal comedy books, her award-winning short story, and Thunderclap, a new away to promote your book. Join the fun with Blondie and the Brit.
On our show this week we are excited to bring you a great interview with agent and author, Sean Fletcher. Sean is a science fiction young adult author with a fascinating journey that began in the unlikely location on a Ranch in Wyoming. He shares his expertise working with Amazon and how he has used this to develop a rock solid book launch. He shares his unique writing style that is fine tuned by his other great skill, development editing. This is a great podcast for any author trying to navigate the world of publishing.
This week join us on Blondie and the Brit for the second part of an interview with Buffer specialist Hailley Griffis. Buffer is a social media engagement app that can coordiante multiple social media site posts in one easy platform. In this episode Hailley talks about the exciting things that are coming up for Buffer users. She also provides great tips for social media engagement on Pinterest, Instagram, Snapchat and the usuals Twitter and Facebook. So much more including using Canva for designing amazing graphics and the pros and cons using hootsuite versus Buffer. Something for everyone this week.
This week we revisit one of our podcasts in a new segment we call The Best of Blondie and the Brit. In this fascinating interview with Munir Bello, author of The Break up Recipe, he shares with us his bold marking strategies which included handing out hundred of book flyers on the London streets , encouraging readers to take selfies with his book cover, and sending 5000 emails to solicit interviews and reviews. Since this recording Munir's hard work paid off when he was offered a publishing book deal last year.
This week Blondie and the Brit introduce you to the inspiring journey of Arlene Gonzales. Spurred on by the death of her son, Arlene wrote her Out of the Dark trilogy that was just published by Limitless Publishing. She shares with us her journey from self-published author to being picked up by her publisher, her social media strategy, and series development. Arlene candidly shares how she will tackle her next project of her life story chronicling her healing process from an abusive relationship. Arlene is a lovely warm-hearted guest with an exciting writing future ahead of her.
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.
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.
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.