Writer Types Podcast features Kellye Garrett, Alex Segura and Naomi Hirahara. 

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An Anthony Award-nominated crime and mystery podcast co-hosted by S.W. Lauden and Eric Beetner.


Writer Types Podcast features Kellye Garrett, Alex Segura and Naomi Hirahara.



This episode originally appears on the Writertypes Podcast Duration 45 min.

The Unpanel features comedic crime writers Bill Fitzhugh, Ellen Byron, Mike McCrary and Alex Shaffer. Plus an excerpt from “May” by Marietta Miles.



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Writer’s Type Podcast: Gillian Flynn, Michael Kardos, John Shepherd

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Writer’s Type Podcast: Epi 16 Featuring Gillian Flynn, Michael Kardos and his new novel Bluff, John Shepherd with his new novel Bottom Feeders, a dispatch from the LA Times festival of books, Bob Hartley, and a trio of short fiction publishers on what makes a great story.



This podcast originally appears on Writer’s Type Podcast April 26, 2018.  Duration: 53 min


Authors S.W. Lauden and Eric Beetner are co-hosts of the Writer Types podcast. Both writers are Anthony Award-nominated crime writers.


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Creative Entrepreneurship & Being Boss with Emily Thompson

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Joanna Penn Hosts Entrepreneur & Podcaster Emily Thompson

This podcast originally appears on the The Creative Penn April 16, 2018. Duration: 50 min



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From the creators of the hit podcast comes an interactive self-help guide for creative entrepreneurs, where they share their best tools and tactics on “being boss” in both business and life. 

Kathleen Shannon and Emily Thompson are self-proclaimed “business besties” and hosts of the top-ranked podcast Being Boss, where they talk shop and share their combined expertise with other creative entrepreneurs. Now they take the best of their from-the- trenches advice, giving you targeted guidance on:

  • The Boss Mindset: how to weed out distractions, cultivate confidence, and tackle “fraudy feelings”
  • Boss Habits: including a tested method for visually mapping out goals with magical results
  • Boss Money: how to stop freaking out about finances and sell yourself (without shame)

With worksheets, checklists, and other real tools for achieving success, here’s a guide that will truly help you “be boss” not only at growing your business, but creating a life you love.



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True Crime Podcast: With Jerri Williams – Ep. 110 Oliver “Buck” Revell

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True Crime Podcast – Jerri Williams hosts retired FBI agent Oliver “Buck” Revell- Operation Goldenrod, G-Man’s Journal

This podcast originally appeared on Jerriwilliams.com

Duration: 1 hr. 5min



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Retired agent Oliver “Buck” Revell served in the FBI for 30 years. During his Bureau career, he assumed numerous leadership roles, culminating with his promotion to Associate Deputy Director in Charge of Investigations. In this episode of FBI Retired Case File Review, he reviews Operation Goldenrod and the capture of Fawaz Younis, the first overseas apprehension of an international terrorist.



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From 1964 to 1994, Buck Revell directed or participated in virtually every major FBI investigation– including the JFK assassination, Watergate, the Iran hostage crisis, and Gulf War antiterrorist operations. As the former Associate Deputy Director in charge of investigations, the Bureau’s number-two career post, he sealed his reputation as a legendary maverick in federal law enforcement. Now, in a landmark autobiography, Revell candidly reveals the brilliance and deep-rooted flaws behind thirty years of FBI investigations. Known early on for his street-smart, proactive, and hard-hitting style inside J. Edgar Hoover’s Bureau, Revell hunted down Mafia hit men, Ku Klux Klan-type terrorist groups, and Eastern Bloc spies. Quickly rising in a system that was often its own worst enemy, he discloses why, after Hoover’s death in 1972, he and other reform-minded agents moved to modernize the FBI both tactically and technologically– and how he developed investigative strategies, innovated specific surveillance methods, and championed special FBI units, such as Special Events Management and Hostage Rescue.

As skilled at advising heads of state as collaring criminals, Revell was often summoned to the White House Situation Room. As the senior FBI representative to the National Security Council, he emerged as one of our leading authorities on terrorism and national security issues. He recounts how he persuaded Congress to enact Federal laws regarding fugitive apprehension abroad, and how he directed all international operations– including tracking the kidnappers and killers of hostages in Beirut, international mafias weapons smuggling, and French and Japanese industrial espionage. He also demonstrates why it is vital for the FBI to become a global nerve center for the world’s law enforcement agencies.

On the home front, Buck Revell continues to advise the National Security Council, the Pentagon, and the Justice Departments on matters of organized crime, drug enforcement, white-collar crime and terrorism. In “A G-Man’s Journal”, he proposes drastic reforms for improving the current system of law enforcement and justice, and bluntly analyzes what went wrong at incidents like the Branch Davidian tragedy in Waco, and the World Trade Center and Oklahoma City bombings.

A riveting chronicle of an extraordinary career amid history-shaping events, “A G-Man’s Journal” lays bare the varied criminal threats facing America today, and sets the crimefighting agenda for the next century.




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Kevin T. Johns Interviews Angela Ackerman – On the Writing Coach

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This podcast originally appears on The Writing Coach April 29, 2018

Duration: 53 min


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Kevin T. Johns grew up in a small Ontario town, reading comic books, watching horror movies, and playing guitar in punk rock bands.

He holds a Master’s degree in English Literature, and is the author of three novels and two instructional books on writing.

He is a writing coach, a ghostwriter, and the host of The Writing Coach podcast.

He lives in Ottawa, Canada, with his wife and three children.

On the rare occasions that he actually has the house to himself, he watches horror movies, reads comic books, and plays old punk rock songs on his guitar.


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Angela Ackerman is a writing coach, international speaker, and co-author of six bestselling books for writers, including The Emotion Thesaurus: A Writer’s Guide to Character Expression. Her books are available in six languages, are sourced by US universities, and are used by novelists, screenwriters, editors, and psychologists around the world.

Angela is also the co-founder of the popular site Writers Helping Writers®, as well as One Stop for Writers®, an innovative online library built to help writers elevate their storytelling. A strong believer in writers helping and supporting other writers, she tries to pay-it-forward however she is able to.

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Audiobook Blog Tour: The Jacq of Spades & Interview with Patricia Loofbourrow

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About Audiobook #1


Author: Patricia Loofbourrow

Narrator: Machelle Williams

Length: 8 hours 31 minutes

Publisher: Red Dog Press, LLC⎮2016

Genre: Noir Mystery, Steampunk Crime Fiction

Series: The Red Dog Conspiracy, Book 1

Release date: Aug. 2, 2016





Synopsis: In a far future US, the once-beautiful domed neo-Victorian city of Bridges is split between four crime families in an uneasy cease-fire. With social disparity increasing and its steam-driven infrastructure failing, a new faction is on the rise: the Red Dogs.

Jacqueline Spadros has a dream life: a wealthy husband, a powerful family. But her life is not what it seems. Kidnapped from her mother’s brothel and forced to marry, the murder of her best friend Air 10 years before haunts her nightmares. She finds moments of freedom in a small-time private-eye business, which she hides in fear of her sadistic father-in-law.

Air’s little brother disappears off his back porch and the Red Dogs are framed for it. With the help of a mysterious gentleman investigator hired by the Red Dogs to learn the truth, Jacqui pushes her abilities to their limits in hope of rescuing the child before the kidnapper disposes of him.


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Patricia Loofbourrow has created a fascinating Steampunk series settled in a far future US. The neo-Victorian city of Bridges is ruled by the wealthy in this dystopian tale. Jacqueline Spadros, who was forced to marry into a powerful family of Bridges, is set in motion with the disappearance of young child and tasked to find him. The story deepens as people begin dying and more secrets are revealed. A very interesting book! I’m looking forward to see what happens in the next book, The Queen of Diamonds. 





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Was a possible audiobook recording something you were conscious of while writing?

Not with the first one. It was only after several readers requested an audiobook that I considered doing one of The Jacq of Spades.


How did you select your narrator?

It was very difficult to find a narrator for my first book. I got no auditions at all in six months so my ACX account was closed down due to inactivity! So when I decided to do the audiobook I went back and searched through the narrator profiles until I found several whose sound I liked and contacted them. Most didn’t even get back to me until after I picked Machelle! I’m glad looking back that it happened this way because I had listed myself as revenue share the first time and I know I would have been unhappy with that.


How closely did you work with your narrator before and during the recording process? Did you give them any pronunciation tips or special insight into the characters?

As best I could. Machelle is great in that she does everything – old, young, men, women – I had her doing all sorts of accents and she just went with it. Even a foreign language! I sent her to speak with my cousin Dr. Christophe Landry for help with Kourí-Viní, which is spoken in The Queen of Diamonds. And of course there are unusual names and situations in my story which I did give her tips on.




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How do you manage to avoid burn-out?

What do you do to maintain your enthusiasm for writing? I love writing. I like to say I’m a story addict – I don’t write every day, but I’m thinking of my stories and what might make them better.


Are you an audiobook listener?

What about the audiobook format appeals to you? I don’t listen to audiobooks except when editing my own.




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About the Author: Patricia Loofbourrow

Patricia Loofbourrow, MD is a NY Times and USA Today best-selling science fiction writer, PC gamer, ornamental food gardener, fiber artist, and wildcrafter who loves power tools, dancing, genetics and anything to do with outer space. She was born in southern California and has lived in Chicago and Tokyo. She currently lives in Oklahoma with her husband and three grown children.






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About the Narrator: Machelle Williams

As an audiobook narrator with 23 years of experience moving audiences with her voice through corporate facilitation and public speaking, Machelle knows how to connect with the intent of the author to bring their vision to life. Her compelling yet casual voice draws the listener close, transporting them deep into the story and keeping them hanging on every word with full attention and anticipation.

Machelle’s voice is nuanced and delivers reads that range from soft and soothing to dramatic and smoky. She specializes in Mysteries & Thrillers, but her Bespoke repertoire also includes Non-Fiction, Religious, Urban and Noire.

Machelle is based in Northern Virginia with her two Boston Terriers, Daphne and Lilah, and her fully equipped studio from which she provides quick turn-around of professional quality recordings.

When you need a narrator to take your listener to the edge of their seat and their breath away – trust the telling to Machelle.








Sarah Werner Hosts Author Mike Papantonio on the Coffee Break Podcast

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Sarah Werner hosts Mike Papantonio on the Coffee Break



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Original air date March 6, 2018 on Write Now podcast. Length 26 min


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Mike Papantonio is a senior partner of Levin Papantonio, one of the largest plaintiffs’ law firms in America, that has handled thousands of cases throughout the nation involving pharmaceutical drug litigation, Florida tobacco litigation, litigation for asbestos-related health damage, securities fraud actions, and other mass tort cases. “Pap” has received dozens of multimillion dollar verdicts on behalf of victims of corporate corruption.

Papantonio is one of the youngest attorneys to have been inducted into the Trial Lawyer Hall of Fame. In 2012 Papantonio became President of the National Trial Lawyers Association, one of the largest trial lawyer organizations in America. For his trial work on behalf of consumers, Papantonio has received some of the most prestigious awards reserved by the Public Justice Foundation, The American Association for Justice, and the National Trial Lawyers Association.

Papantonio is an author of four motivational books for lawyers. He is also co-author of Air America: The Playbook, a New York Times Political Best Seller.

Papantonio is the host of the nationally syndicated radio show “Ring of Fire” along with Robert F. Kennedy, Jr., and Sam Seder. Papantonio has conducted hundreds of recorded interviews with guests, including Dan Rather, Helen Thomas, Howard Zinn, Arianna Huffington, Mary Chapin Carpenter, Bernie Sanders, David Crosby, Merle Haggard, Morgan Spurlock, John Edwards, Bill Moyers, Rickie Lee Jones, Alanis Morissette, Pete Seeger, Jackson Browne, Chuck D from Public Enemy, Henry Rollins, Ted Sorensen, and Elizabeth Kucinich. His role on “Ring of Fire” is featured in the movie, “Jesus Camp,” which was nominated for the 2007 Academy Award for Documentary Feature.

Papantonio is also a political commentator who frequently appears on MSNBC, Free Speech TV, RT America Network, and Fox News.



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Author Jojo Moyes interviews with host Konnie Huq


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Author Jojo Moyes interviews with host Konnie Huq on the Penguin Podcast


This orginally appeared on the Penguin Podcast Mar 21, 2018. Duration 43 min.



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Jojo Moyes is a British novelist.

Moyes studied at Royal Holloway, University of London. She won a bursary financed by The Independent newspaper to study journalism at City University and subsequently worked for The Independent for 10 years. In 2001 she became a full time novelist.

Moyes’ novel Foreign Fruit won the Romantic Novelists’ Association (RNA) Romantic Novel of the Year in 2004.

She is married to journalist Charles Arthur and has three children.
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