Think back.  What’s the best idea you ever had?

Hear Us Roar: Interviews with women's fiction writersMine 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.

Author Kathleen Barber

Kathleen Barber

Kathleen’s novel grew out of her fascination with the true-crime podcast Serial which she juxtaposed with a NaNoWiMo storyline involving characters she’d been writing about since high school.

Judy Kundert

Judy Kundert loves storytelling, from folk and fairy tales to classics for elementary school children. She authors award-winning middle-grade novels designed to inspire and intrigue children.

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Leslie Rollins

Click below to listen to our podcast interview with Leslie Rollins (Good-Time Girl, self-published). Leslie’s definitely a pantser (“I let my character do the driving”) and had an epiphany a year...

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Marlene Adelstein

Listen to our podcast interview with Marlene Adelstein (Sophie Last Seen, Red Adept Publishing).  Marlene is a big believer in plotting and also works as a developmental editor…

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Jess Woods

Listen to our podcast interview with Jess Woods (The Process of Fraying, self-published) and how her great-grandmother’s struggles in the late 1930’s were the springboard for her first novel…

Kimberly Lynne

Our 30th Podcast guest is Kimberly Lynne (A Pocketwatch, Spray Paint, and Morphine; Yellow Woods Press)- hear how the inspiration for her first book came from a vivid dream…

Amber Cowie

In this episode, Amber Cowie (RAPID FALLS, Lake Union) describes how for her, writing feels like the kids’ game, Choose Your Own Adventure…

Coming up next month

Coming in September – Leanne Treese.

Her debut novel, The Language of Divorce, releases September 10, 2019 from Filles-Vertes Press, my own publisher as well.

Excited to discuss with Leanne her experience of deciding to sign with a small press.