Think back. What’s the best idea you ever had?
Mine definitely came in early 2018 when I hatched the idea of doing a podcast where I’d interview first-time authors about not only their book but also their path to publication, As a long-time member of the Women’s Fiction Writers Association (WFWA), I decided this would be the perfect venue for showcasing my fellow members when they published their debut novel and approached the board with the idea.
A triple win: Enhance the reputation and value of this great organization; give publicity to members as they launched their career; and increase my own visibility in the writing community.
Please take a few minutes to listen to a few of my 30-minute interviews with a growing roster of WFWA members as they share their stories.
Hear how Barbara came up with the idea to frame her story of Elizabeth, wife, mother, and Ph.D. candidate desperate to find her true self, around the life of famed artist Georgia O’Keefe.
Find out why Joanne decided to use dual timelines to tell her story, how critique groups have proved invaluable to her throughout her career, and how she wrote over 20 different endings to her debut novel.
Linda talks about her experiences working with a small press, her quirky habit of “collecting” bookstores, and how one chance remark on a beach sparked the idea for her novel.
Listen to my podcast with Michelle Davis (Learning to Bend, Self-published, 2020). Hear how two Amys inspired her to begin writing, how her weekly blog frees up her creative juices, and the story behind her book trailer.
This podcast episode features Kimmery Martin (The Queen of Hearts, Berkley/Penguin, 2018). A practicing cardiologist when she wrote this first novel, Kimmery went through 100 rejections before landing a top agent and then once her book sold, was asked to completely...
Sarah is a prolific writer of romance novels (22 books and counting) but this is her first work in the women’s fiction genre. Find out what inspired her story of a young woman fighting to die with dignity, one early readers have compared to This Is Us.