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WRITER 2.0: Writing, publishing, and the space between

A.C. Fuller: Author, Podcaster, Writing Teacher

The WRITER 2.0 Podcast is a show about writing, books, and the publishing industry. Hosted by author and professor A.C. Fuller, the show features interviews with authors, journalists, and publishing experts. About the Host: A.C. Fuller is a former ...Show More

44:07 | Mar 13th, 2017

On episode 129 of the WRITER 2.0 Podcast I spoke once again with Emma Scott. We discussed: * how she’s improved since writing her first book; * her writing process and how it has changed over time; * finding your story vs. creating your story; * u...Show More

1:34:39 | Mar 8th, 2017

On a special flashback episode of the WRITER 2.0 Podcast, I pay tribute to Roger Hobbs: a brilliant writer, a good friend, and a former podcast guest. Roger passed away in November at the age of 28. I also announce a giveaway of Roger’s books.  Long-...Show More

43:53 | Feb 14th, 2017

On episode 127 of the WRITER 2.0 Podcast, I spoke with action-adventure thriller author, and trombone major, Nick Thacker. We discussed: * the deadline he gave himself that helped him finish his first book; * why he gives away so many books for free...Show More

39:58 | Feb 6th, 2017

On episode 126 of the WRITER 2.0 Podcast, I spoke with journalist turned novelist Martha Carr. Martha has released five books in her Wallis Jones series over the last ten weeks, and has one more set for release soon. We discussed: * her early experi...Show More

52:59 | Feb 1st, 2017

On episode 125 of the WRITER 2.0 Podcast I spoke with Michael (M.D.) Cooper, creator of The Intrepid Saga. We talked about: how he completed 80,000 words in the month of January; his transition into full-time writing; the differences between sci-fi...Show More

05:37 | Jan 27th, 2017

On episode 124 of the podcast I offer a brief update. * I have a new book out, and two new books available for pre-order, all of which can be found here. * My first all-day writing workshop. I’ll be leading it in Poulsbo, Washington on March 18, 201...Show More

43:31 | Jan 23rd, 2017

On episode 123 of the WRITER 2.0 Podcast I spoke with translator, kids book creator, and ebook formatter Hynek Palatin. We discussed: * how he got started as a translator; * why it’s important to understand book sizes before you start drawing your c...Show More

39:54 | Jan 19th, 2017

On episode 122 of the WRITER 2.0 Podcast I spoke with Michael Anderle, who set out to make $50,000 per year by writing 20 books, and ended up doing a lot better than that. We talked about: * why he considers himself a “publisher” more than a “write...Show More

47:13 | Jan 9th, 2017

On episode 121 of the WRITER 2.0 Podcast I spoke with Robert Pruneda. We discussed: * his suspense-horror novel, DEVIL’S NIGHTMARE  (which is free on Amazon until January 11, 2017); * advice for authors trying to finish their first book; * whether ...Show More

40:29 | Jan 2nd, 2017

On episode 120 of the WRITER 2.0 Podcast I spoke once again with author and marketing expert Rachel Thompson of BadRedhead Media. We discussed: * what she did when her publisher went out of business; * building an email list to market your books; * ...Show More

45:12 | Dec 26th, 2016

On episode 119 of the WRITER 2.0 Podcast, I was interviewed by Wendy Kendall and Julie Cooper of the Kendall and Cooper Talk Mysteries Podcast. They asked me about: my start and stop relationship with writing; the new podcast I want to start (but pr...Show More

52:54 | Dec 19th, 2016

On episode 118 of the WRITER 2.0 Podcast I spoke with historical novelist Libbie Hawker. In a fun, wide-ranging interview, we discussed: * her experience with her first agent and why she went indie; * how to avoid getting bogged down in research; *...Show More

44:17 | Dec 12th, 2016

On episode 117 of the WRITER 2.0 Podcast I spoke with Rebecca Patrick Howard, author of bestselling paranormal novels and nonfiction. We discussed: * whether publishing a new book is really the best way to market an old book; * why her sales “tanked...Show More

54:04 | Dec 5th, 2016

On episode 116 of the WRITER 2.0 Podcast I spoke with prolific romance author Emma Scott. We talked about: * the new Star Wars movie, Rogue One; * romance story structure and how it compares with other genres; * the hardest scene she ever had to wr...Show More

11:29 | Dec 5th, 2016

What’s been going on with the podcast, and what’s going to go on with it? This episode should fill you in on a slightly new direction for the show.

39:03 | Dec 2nd, 2016

On episode 114 of the podcast I spoke with J.L. Oakley about: * pen names; * living in Hawaii; * historical fiction; * her award-winning World War II novel, The Jossing Affair. About our guest: Award-winning author J.L. Oakley writes historical fi...Show More

51:49 | Sep 23rd, 2016

On episode 113 I spoke to screenwriter, director, and novelist Andrew (Drew) Chapman. We talked: * marketing budgets for books vs. marketing budgets for TV; * his novel, THE KING OF FEAR; * the best book-marketing advice he ever got; * the biggest i...Show More

49:19 | Aug 2nd, 2016

On episode 112 of the WRITER 2.0 Podcast I spoke with award-winning sci-fi author James R. Wells. We discussed: * what “caving” is and how to get started; * his path to publication; * his debut novel, THE GREAT SYMMETRY; * pros and cons of tradition...Show More

31:10 | Jul 25th, 2016

On a much-delayed episode 111 of the WRITER 2.0 Podcast I spoke with novelist Dave Fromm. We discussed: * his brief semi-pro basketball career in Prague; * his first book, EXPATRIATE GAMES; * the process of working with Tyrus Books; * why books are ...Show More

42:12 | Jun 24th, 2016

On episode 110 of the WRITER 2.0 I spoke with R.K. Slade, whose debut novel just hit #1 on Amazon’s New Release list in Teen & Young Adult Music Fiction. We discussed: * how he developed a massive online community around marching bands; * whether ma...Show More

55:29 | Jun 14th, 2016

On episode 109 of the WRITER 2.0 Podcast I spoke with Dave Chesson, a 9-year veteran of the US Navy and founder of Kindlepreneur. We discussed: how he started KINDLEPRENEUR, his ebook data and marketing company; the biggest money wasters Kindle auth...Show More

39:03 | Jun 6th, 2016

On episode 108 of the WRITER 2.0 Podcast I spoke with Susan Shapiro, a writing professor, publishing expert, and bestselling author. We discussed: * her upcoming panel discussion at NYU, Secrets of Book Publishing; * how Amazon is viewed in NY these...Show More

41:35 | Jun 1st, 2016

On episode 107 of the WRITER 2.0 Podcast I spoke with award-winning travel writer Tim Leffel. We discussed: * how to get started as a travel writer; * some of his favorite gigs; * how travel writers use social media; * medical vacations; * his book,...Show More

41:23 | May 18th, 2016

On episode 106 of the WRITER 2.0 Podcast I spoke once again with Robert Dugoni, NY Times and #1 Amazon bestselling author of the Tracy Crosswhite series. We discussed: the beauty of Warriors basketball; his new book, IN THE CLEARING; the most common...Show More

1:00:33 | May 4th, 2016

On episode 105 of the WRITER 2.0 Podcast I spoke about the closing of hybrid publisher Booktrope with Tess Thompson. In addition to being one of Booktrope’s bestselling authors, she was also one of its first authors. So, in a wide-ranging, emotional ...Show More

53:34 | Apr 27th, 2016

In a special takeover episode of the WRITER 2.0 Podcast, friend of the show Amar Vyas interviews author, podcaster and self-publishing expert Joanna Penn. Amar is the host of the wonderful MyKitaab Podcast. They talked: * audiobooks; * translations;...Show More

56:48 | Apr 14th, 2016

On episode 103 of the WRITER 2.0 Podcast I spoke with National Book Award Finalist Deb Caletti, who writes fiction for adults and young adults. We discussed: * whether she still struggles with self doubt; * why so many writers live near Seattle; * h...Show More

43:18 | Apr 7th, 2016

On episode 102 of the WRITER 2.0 Podcast I spoke with Mark Messick, a 16-year-old self-publishing prodigy. We discussed: when and why he decided to become an author; the amazing cover of his book Stupid on Purpose; * his new venture: Book Sales Doct...Show More

0:00 | Apr 3rd, 2016

I'm please to announce that the audio version of THE ANONYMOUS SOURCE, performed by Jeff Hays, is now available. I decided to have a bit of fun, so I put together a little audio teaser.

53:29 | Mar 30th, 2016

We discussed: why she didn’t tell anyone when her first book came out; the diversity of the romance genre; her latest book, Hearts in Florence; whether it's better to publish one long book or three short, interconnected books; marketing a book...Show More

1:01:29 | Mar 24th, 2016

First, I spend a few minutes talking about trends in the audio book industry and outlining the ACX program, the Amazon/Audible platform that allows indie authors to produce audio books. Next, I speak with actor Jeff Hays, who is focusing on audio boo...Show More

49:49 | Mar 16th, 2016

On episode 99 of the podcast I spoke with my high school buddy, debut novelist Apollo Papafrangou. We discussed: the historic run of the Golden State Warriors; his fist book, published when he was only a teenager; his debut novel, WINGS OF WAX; how...Show More

1:00:30 | Mar 9th, 2016

On episode 98 of the WRITER 2.0 Podcast I spoke with Kevin O’Brien, New York Times and USA Today bestselling author of over a dozen novels. We discussed: his 17 years as a railroad inspector; transitioning to full-time writing; how Mad Men and Bewit...Show More

47:50 | Mar 3rd, 2016

On episode 97 of the WRITER 2.0 podcast I spoke with author, podcaster and psychologist Dr. Janean Anderson. We discussed: * what eating disorders are; * the fear that often sabotages our creative efforts; * her upcoming book, Recover Your Perspecti...Show More

52:43 | Feb 24th, 2016

On episode 96 of the WRITER 2.0 Podcast I spoke with author and meditation teacher Ann Purcell. We discussed: * how meditation can decrease anxiety and help writers focus; * how athletes, writers, and others can get in “the zone” more frequently; * ...Show More

59:46 | Feb 17th, 2016

On episode 95 of the WRITER 2.0 Podcast I spoke with Alex Newton, founder and CEO of K-Lytics, an ebook data company that helps authors categorize their books to increase visibility and sales.  We discussed: the rate of growth in the ebook market; t...Show More

54:21 | Feb 10th, 2016

On episode 93 of the WRITER 2.0 Podcast I spoke with Kim Powers—screenwriter, novelist, award-winning memoirist, and also the senior writer on ABC’s 20/20. We discussed: his gripping memoir, The History of Swimming; the big changes in book marketing...Show More

1:29:23 | Feb 3rd, 2016

On episode 92 of the WRITER 2.0 Podcast I spoke with Sommer Nectarhoff, a senior at Tufts who has already published over a million words. In a wide-ranging interview we discussed: how he grew his writing habit from 100 words a day to 15,000 words a ...Show More

51:05 | Jan 27th, 2016

On episode 92 of the WRITER 2.0 Podcast, the tables were turned. I was interviewed by Amar Vyas, author and host of the My Kitaab Podcast. Amar did a wonderful job on the interview and we talked about: my time working with an Internet startup after ...Show More

48:48 | Jan 13th, 2016

On episode 90 of the WRITER 2.0 Podcast I spoke with paranormal author Leta Hawk about: * why she published under a pen name, and how she chose it; * her first encounter with a ghost and how it changed her perspective; * the first two novels in the ...Show More

43:25 | Jan 6th, 2016

On episode 89 of the WRITER 2.0 Podcast I spoke with prolific self-help author Michal Stawicki. We discussed: * how he’s using Quora to re-purpose old content and sell more books; * the book that changed his life and launched his writing career; * r...Show More

57:48 | Dec 30th, 2015

On episode 88 of the WRITER 2.0 Podcast I spoke once again with author and book marketing expert Rachel Thompson of BadRedHeadMedia. We discussed: * her 30-day book marketing challenge, which is free and starts ‪February 1; * the biggest book market...Show More

35:39 | Dec 23rd, 2015

On episode 86 of the WRITER 2.0 Podcast I spoke with physician Kristin Seaborg about her recent memoir, The Sacred Disease: My Life With Epilepsy.  We discussed: the story of her first seizure, which she reconstructed from family accounts and medica...Show More

59:37 | Dec 16th, 2015

On episode 86 of the WRITER 2.0 Podcast I spoke with Drew Chapman, a long-time TV and movie writer who recently started publishing novels with Simon and Schuster. In a wide-ranging discussion, we touched on: * How a TV show gets from a writer’s mind...Show More

50:33 | Dec 9th, 2015

On episode 85 of the WRITER 2.0 Podcast I was joined by Grammy winner Michael Wansley, AKA The Wanz. We talked about writing and performing the hook on “Thrift Shop,” the now-iconic song by Macklemore, and we also discussed his new book, #TheBookofWa...Show More

50:01 | Dec 2nd, 2015

On episode 84 of the WRITER 2.0 Podcast I spoke with author and lawyer Helen Sedwick about all the legal issues authors and aspiring writers need to think about. We discussed: * what type of business entity an author needs; * why she recommends avoi...Show More

09:14 | Nov 27th, 2015

On episode 83 of the WRITER 2.0 Podcast I speak briefly about the recent success of my book, The Anonymous Source. I then discuss four of my favorite writing quotes, including this one, from Natalie Goldberg’s book, Writing Down the Bones: “We are im...Show More

49:09 | Nov 25th, 2015

On episode 82 of the WRITER 2.0 Podcast I was joined once again by romance author Emma Scott. Emma is the author of 4 books—all released in the last 13 months: Love Beyond Words, Unbreakable, Rush, and Endless Possibility: A Rush Novella In a fun, wi...Show More

14:37 | Nov 20th, 2015

On episode 81 of the WRITER 2.0 Podcast I discuss my recent Bookbub promotion, which resulted in: 49,000 downloads in 72 hours; Hitting #1 free thriller status in 7 countries; Ranking in the top 50 in every Amazon country; Hitting #1 or #2 overall i...Show More

51:09 | Nov 19th, 2015

On episode 80 of the WRITER 2.0 Podcast I talked writing, blogging, and platform creation with bestselling author Nina Amir. How writing conferences changed her career The advantages of meeting agents in person The specifics of how to blog a book T...Show More

12:01 | Nov 13th, 2015

On episode 79 of the WRITER 2.0 Podcast I discussed the sophomore writing slump. In addition to speaking about my own experience, I examine the following quotes: From Edward Nawotka at Publishing Perspectives: “Personally, I think that in many cases,...Show More

37:22 | Nov 11th, 2015

On episode 78 of the WRITER 2.0 Podcast I spoke with Deeann Graham, author of the book Head On: Stories of Alopecia. She shared some of the most powerful stories from the book, and we also discussed: * the process of creating a beautiful coffee-tabl...Show More

20:41 | Nov 6th, 2015

Episode 77 is all about literary agents. If you listen to this show regularly, you know that some authors find literary agents and have great success soon after. Most don’t. And now, with the options opened up by self-publishing, many wonder whether ...Show More

1:00:16 | Nov 4th, 2015

On episode 76 of the WRITER 2.0 Podcast I spoke with Kim Dower. Kim is both an esteemed poet and the founder of Kim from L.A., an author publicity firm that has worked with many top authors and celebrities in fiction and non-fiction, including Paulo ...Show More

30:21 | Nov 3rd, 2015

On episode 75 of the WRITER 2.0 Podcast I spoke with writer, book reviewer, and project manager Wendy Kendall. We talked: What is project management and how to apply it to your writing; Breaking down a book into smaller pieces; How to get more comm...Show More

18:18 | Oct 31st, 2015

On episode 74 of the WRITER 2.0 Podcast I discuss my ten best tips for when writing gets hard. You can listen to the detailed explanations above, or get the summaries below.  * Skip ahead: Look over your outline, or think ahead in your book, and pic...Show More

38:55 | Oct 28th, 2015

On episode 73 of the WRITER 2.0 Podcast I spoke with author and book-launching mastermind Tom Morkes. Tom offered up tons of valuable advice about how to plan your book launch up to a year in advance. We also touched on: * his transition from commis...Show More

14:08 | Oct 26th, 2015

On episode 72 of the WRITER 2.0 Podcast, I discuss the most common piece of writing advice: Write Every Day. In general, this is good advice, but it’s important to understand that not everyone does it this way. It’s also important to understand how y...Show More

41:06 | Oct 25th, 2015

On episode 71 of the WRITER 2.0 Podcast I spoke with author and former accountant G. Elizabeth Kretchmer. In a wide-ranging discussion, we touched on: * the accounting firm that helps out the Academy Awards; * our shared obsession with mountaineerin...Show More

16:54 | Oct 25th, 2015

On episode 70 of the WRITER 2.0 Podcast I share the story of how I went from offering a free class to 12 people at the local library to getting paid, international speaking gigs. Plus: how my dad landed a feature in the New York Timesand outsold Har...Show More

20:35 | Oct 16th, 2015

On episode 69 of the WRITER 2.0 Podcast, I explore a few of different perspectives on writer’s block and discuss my last couple months of low productivity. Some of the quotes I discuss in this episode:   There’s no such thing as writer’s block. That ...Show More

28:10 | Oct 14th, 2015

On episode 68 of the WRITER 2.0 Podcast I spoke with Iris Johansen, the #1 New York Times bestselling author of close to 100 books. This was an especially enjoyable interview for me because Iris and I quickly connected like old friends. We discussed:...Show More

10:18 | Oct 12th, 2015

Struggling with finishing the first draft of your book? In episode 67 of the WRITER 2.0 Podcast I discuss the merits of writing fast first drafts. I also touch on: * why you can’t wait until you know what you want to say to start writing; * the actu...Show More

20:57 | Oct 9th, 2015

On the first ever “Questions, Stories, and Feedback” episode of the WRITER 2.0 Podcast, I share tweets and Facebook comments about the show. I also answer questions about submitting to literary journals and entering writing contests. Finally, I share...Show More

55:57 | Oct 7th, 2015

On episode 65 of the WRITER 2.0 Podcast I spoke with bestselling paranormal author Rebecca Patrick-Howard, who just enjoyed her first $10,000 month as a self-published author. We discussed: * the closest she got to signing with a traditional publish...Show More

05:03 | Oct 5th, 2015

A couple years ago I read an article about why relationships are so important for authors. I’d heard this many times before, but ignored it every time. But for some reason, two years ago I finally believed it. When I did, it changed my life and the t...Show More

20:07 | Oct 2nd, 2015

“The price an artist pays for doing what he wants is that he has to do it.” William S. Burroughs In this solo episode of the WRITER 2.0 Podcast, I talk about how procrastination affects our writing lives. First, I touch on three things writers should...Show More

46:25 | Sep 30th, 2015

On episode 63 of the WRITER 2.0 Podcast I spoke with novelist, satirist, and extreme athlete Jim Hodgson. We discussed: * whether you have to be good looking to make it in music; * how he got a deal to write his humorous romance, HEARTS RACING; * th...Show More

1:27:54 | Sep 28th, 2015

This special episode of the WRITER 2.0 Podcast is a recording of the talk I gave at the 2015 PNWA Conference. Important note: the podcast is designed to be listened to while viewing the slideshow, available here: 5 stages of editing, PNWA I start by ...Show More

17:30 | Sep 25th, 2015

In episode 61 of the WRITER 2.0 Podcast, I explore why writing is hard. Drawing on my personal difficulties, as well as those I encounter in both adult and teenaged student, I focus on four main issues. * Getting good takes a long time. * Bad teache...Show More

43:13 | Sep 23rd, 2015

On episode 60 of the WRITER 2.0 Podcast I spoke once again with Ina Zajac, author of PLEASE, PRETTY LIGHTS. We debated what genre her book belongs to–chick lit, psychological thriller, literary fiction–and also discussed: * what it’s like to try to ...Show More

17:48 | Sep 21st, 2015

This is the prologue to a writing book in progress, WRITER 2.0, which won the 2014 SF Writing Conference Contest, non-fiction category. You can listen to a summary of my thoughts in the podcast episode above. I have taught writing in wildly diverse s...Show More

05:01 | Sep 20th, 2015

It’s been almost a year since I started the WRITER 2.0 Podcast, and it’s time for some changes. In this brief update, I thank listeners and guests for a wonderful year and discuss the two big changes coming to the show. * I’ll be creating two additi...Show More

1:12:43 | Sep 19th, 2015

This podcast episode is a recording of a class I offered at Vineyard Park at Mountlake Terrace on July 12, 2016. To get the full experience, listen while viewing the slide show, which can be viewed on my website here: Write Your Memoir Presentation.c...Show More

51:43 | Sep 16th, 2015

On episode 58 of the WRITER 2.0 Podcast, I talked with sci-fi author Benjamin Seims. We spoke about: * the correct way to introduce your kids to Star Wars; * his debut novel, AFTER DAY ONE; * three books that changed his writing life; * the process ...Show More

50:22 | Sep 9th, 2015

On episode 57 of the WRITER 2.0 Podcast I spoke once again with Robert Dugoni, whose last book, MY SISTER’S GRAVE, hit the New York Times and Wall Street Journal bestseller lists and reached #1 on Amazon. We discussed: * why MY SISTER’S GRAVE was re...Show More

37:51 | Sep 2nd, 2015

On episode 55 of the WRITER 2.0 Podcast, I spoke with publishing entrepreneur Ricardo Fayet, the co-founder of Reedsy. We discussed: * the Reedsy platform, which helps authors connect with top editors and designers; * why Big-5 editors and designers...Show More

52:12 | Aug 27th, 2015

On episode 55 of the WRITER 2.0 Podcast, I spoke with novelist and podcaster Ani Alexander. We discussed: * the origin of her unique, beautiful accent; * how she learned so many languages; * why she left corporate life; * what went wrong with her fi...Show More

49:22 | Aug 19th, 2015

On Episode 54 of the WRITER 2.0 Podcast I spoke with poet, author, and writing teacher H.M. Jones. We discussed: common misconceptions about modern tribal life; her recently republished novel, MONOCHROME; Worldcon—the biggest sci-fi and fantasy conv...Show More

58:27 | Aug 13th, 2015

On episode 53 of the WRITER 2.0 Podcast, I interviewed Mark Coker, one of the major players in the e-book revolution. We discussed: the origin of Smashwords—the free e-book distribution platform he helped create; how authors work with Smashwords to ...Show More

57:11 | Aug 5th, 2015

On episode 52 of the WRITER 2.0 Podcast, I spoke with literary agent and author Chip MacGregor. We discussed: how to avoid getting scammed by predatory agents and editors; why neither of us became sportswriters; how the roll of the agent has changed...Show More

38:24 | Jul 30th, 2015

In episode 51 of the WRITER 2.0 Podcast, I spoke with poet Jeannine Hall Gailey about: our experiences at the PNWA conference; selling books at Cons; the #TenThingsNotToSayToAWriter hashtag print on demand book machines; sci-fi or speculative poetry...Show More

49:35 | Jul 22nd, 2015

On episode 50 of the WRITER 2.0 Podcast I spoke with William D. Prystauk: thriller author, podcaster, and horror expert. We talked: * the Fifty Shades of Grey phenomenon and how it’s viewed in the BDSM community; * being married to a writer; * his d...Show More

49:39 | Jul 15th, 2015

On episode 49 of the WRITER 2.0 Podcast I spoke with Christina Thompson, editor of the Harvard Review and author of the memoir, Come on Shore and We Will Kill and Eat You All: A New Zealand Story. In the interview, we go inside the slush pile process...Show More

44:54 | Jul 9th, 2015

On episode 48 of the WRITER 2.0 Podcast, I spoke with novelist and writing book author Jordan Rosenfeld, focussing on her new book, A Writer’s Guide To Persistence. We also spoke about: how to build platform organically;  developing a daily writing ...Show More

10:11 | Jul 6th, 2015

Here are chapters 1-2 of my debut novel, The Anonymous Source. If you missed the prologue, listen to it first, here. At this point, there are no plans for a full-length audio book, so if you want the rest, you’ll have to read it, which you can do by ...Show More

21:21 | Jul 6th, 2015

Here is the prologue to my debut novel, The Anonymous Source. After listening to it, check out chapters 1 and 2 here. At this point, there are no plans for a full-length audio book, so if you want the rest, you’ll have to read it, which you can do by...Show More

48:19 | Jul 2nd, 2015

For Part 1 of this interview, click here. On part 2 we discussed: the psychology of gambling; how he ended up playing Mahjong with a group of triad members at the top of a casino in Macau; what unifies all great crime movies; the film American Beaut...Show More

44:44 | Jul 2nd, 2015

In a special, double-length episode of the WRITER 2.0 Podcast, I spoke with Roger Hobbs, bestselling author of Ghostman. We talked about his new novel, Vanishing Games, and also touched on: * his earliest writing memory; how his agent found him; who...Show More

1:06:13 | Jun 25th, 2015

On this special episode of the WRITER 2.0 podcast, the tables are turned. Independent journalist Jennifer Karchmer took over the show for the hour and interviewed me about my life and my book. We talked about: my #1 essential cooking tool why I was ...Show More

57:50 | Jun 24th, 2015

On episode 46 of the WRITER 2.0 Podcast, I spoke with Don Winslow, New York Times bestselling author of 17 novels. We discussed his latest novel about the Mexico-America drug wars, THE CARTEL, and also touched on a wide range of other topics, includi...Show More

44:21 | Jun 17th, 2015

On episode 45 of the WRITER 2.0 Podcast I spoke with paranormal thriller author—and self-proclaimed geek—Camela Thompson. We discussed: the history of video games; whether writers will start to migrate toward the profitable world of gaming; the Stre...Show More

50:21 | Jun 10th, 2015

On episode 44 of the WRITER 2.0 Podcast, I spoke with poet Suzanne Richardson. In a wide-ranging conversation, we touched on: the poet Robert Kelly; the origin of tomato pie; how she got “relegated to fiction” in college; why it’s important to liste...Show More

42:09 | Jun 3rd, 2015

On episode 43 of the WRITER 2.0 Podcast, I spoke with John Raab, Publisher and CEO of Suspense Magazine. He was full of great advice that will be useful to writers in any genre. Some of the topics we covered: * whether the NFL is coming back to L.A....Show More

53:23 | May 27th, 2015

On episode 42 of the WRITER 2.0 Podcast, I spoke with Dave O’Leary about music, books, and teaching English abroad. We also touched on: the difference between writing books and writing songs; his second novel, THE MUSIC BOOK; the songs of Julia Mass...Show More

40:00 | May 20th, 2015

On episode 41 of the WRITER 2.0 Podcast, I spoke with author and self-proclaimed Geek, Michael G. Munz. We discussed: his path to publication; Twin Peaks; the meaning of “cyberpunk”; his humorous novel Zeus is Dead; the first two books The New Aenei...Show More

46:02 | May 13th, 2015

In episode 40 of the WRITER 2.0 podcast, I spoke with non-fiction author and blogger, Jeff Goins. In the interview, he and I both shared the conversations that kickstarted our adult writing lives. We also discussed: * the most inspiring story from h...Show More

1:07:18 | May 3rd, 2015

I’m releasing episode 39 a bit early in recognition of World Press Freedom Day. In a wide-ranging interview, I spoke with independent journalist and free press advocate Jennifer Karchmer about: the speech that helped launch her journalism career; ic...Show More

43:23 | Apr 29th, 2015

On episode 38 of the WRITER 2.0 Podcast I spoke with Allan Ament about Learning to Float, his new memoir about his transformation into a compassionate caregiver for his wife, Deloris, after her stroke. We also discussed: honesty in memoir writing; t...Show More

47:07 | Apr 22nd, 2015

On Episode 37 of the WRITER 2.0 Podcast, I spoke with novelist Judith Works. We discussed: how she ended up working for the UN in Rome; the most memorable meal she ate while living in Italy; her novel, City of Illusions; the difference between self ...Show More