Writing Coach Kevin Johns talks writing with Joanna Penn

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  • Why she writes her books in American English despite being British;
  • The self-doubt she felt early in her writing career and how Dan Brown changed everything for her;
  • How she goes about scheduling and managing a busy career with multiple brands and products;
  • What being prolific means to her and how she consistently produces high-quality content;
  • And much more.

 

 

This podcast originally appeared on Kevin T. John’s website sponsored by Writer’s Craft Academy.

 

 

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Host Steven James interviews Author Douglas Preston

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The Storyblender: Host Steven James interviews author Doug Preston.

From the StoryBlender Original air date: July 17, 2017. Time 59 min.

 

 

Douglas Preston

 

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Lost City of the Monkey god

 

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A 500-year-old legend. An ancient curse. A stunning medical mystery. And a pioneering journey into the unknown heart of the world’s densest jungle.

Since the days of conquistador Hernán Cortés, rumors have circulated about a lost city of immense wealth hidden somewhere in the Honduran interior, called the White City or the Lost City of the Monkey God. Indigenous tribes speak of ancestors who fled there to escape the Spanish invaders, and they warn that anyone who enters this sacred city will fall ill and die. In 1940, swashbuckling journalist Theodore Morde returned from the rainforest with hundreds of artifacts and an electrifying story of having found the Lost City of the Monkey God – but then committed suicide without revealing its location.

Three quarters of a century later, best-selling author Doug Preston joined a team of scientists on a groundbreaking new quest. In 2012 he climbed aboard a rickety, single-engine plane carrying the machine that would change everything: lidar, a highly advanced, classified technology that could map the terrain under the densest rainforest canopy. In an unexplored valley ringed by steep mountains, that flight revealed the unmistakable image of a sprawling metropolis, tantalizing evidence of not just an undiscovered city but an enigmatic, lost civilization.

Venturing into this raw, treacherous, but breathtakingly beautiful wilderness to confirm the discovery, Preston and the team battled torrential rains, quickmud, disease-carrying insects, jaguars, and deadly snakes. But it wasn’t until they returned that tragedy struck: Preston and others found they had contracted in the ruins a horrifying, sometimes lethal – and incurable – disease.

Suspenseful and shocking, filled with colorful history, hair-raising adventure, and dramatic twists of fortune, The Lost City of the Monkey God is the absolutely true, eyewitness account of one of the great discoveries of the 21st century.

 

 

 

 

City of endless light

 

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January 16, 2018

 

“A consistently exciting and never predictable series.”
-Associated Press
When Grace Ozmian, the beautiful and reckless daughter of a wealthy tech billionaire, first goes missing, the NYPD assumes she has simply sped off on another wild adventure. Until the young woman’s body is discovered in an abandoned warehouse in Queens, the head nowhere to be found.
Lieutenant CDS Vincent D’Agosta quickly takes the lead. He knows his investigation will attract fierce scrutiny, so D’Agosta is delighted when FBI Special Agent A.X.L. Pendergast shows up at the crime scene assigned to the case. “I feel rather like Brer Rabbit being thrown into the briar patch,” Pendergast tells D’Agosta, “because I have found you here, in charge. Just like when we first met, back at the Museum of Natural History.”
But neither Pendergast nor D’Agosta are prepared for what lies ahead. A diabolical presence is haunting the greater metropolitan area, and Grace Ozmian was only the first of many victims to be murdered . . . and decapitated. Worse still, there’s something unique to the city itself that has attracted the evil eye of the killer.
As mass hysteria sets in, Pendergast and D’Agosta find themselves in the crosshairs of an opponent who has threatened the very lifeblood of the city. It’ll take all of Pendergast’s skill to unmask this most dangerous foe-let alone survive to tell the tale.
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Book Marketing Experiments with Rachel Aaron & TCK

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152: Book Marketing Experiments with Rachel Aaron

Original Air date: Sept. 1st, 2017 Length: 41 min Episode 152 TCK Publishing

 

 

Rachel Aaron

 

 

Rachel Aaron lives a lovely, nerdy, bookish life in Athens, GA with her seven-year-old son, loving husband, and obese wiener dog. Other than her own books, the internet knows her best for writing very fast. To find out exactly how fast (and read sample chapters from all her books), visit www.rachelaaron.net!

She also writes action packed, romantic Science Fiction under the name Rachel Bach.

SERIES INFO AND READING ORDER!
Like many authors, my books were written as part of a series and must be read in order for the story to make any sense. For a full list of all my books in the order they’re meant to be read, visit www.rachelaaron.net/books.php.

 

 

 

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The Story Blender Podcast: Authors Steven James & Sandra Brown

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THE STORY BLENDER: Author Steven James hosts the prolific Sandra Brown. Don’t miss out on this one!!

From the The Story Blender Original air date: Aug. 8th, 2017. Time: 57 min

 

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Writing and Ending a Series with Gabriela Pereira & Sebastien de Castell

 

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From diy MFA RADIO

 

Episode 162 Original Air date: Aug 30, 2017 Length: 1 hr 

From diy MFA Podcast hosted by Gabriela Pereira

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Sebastien De Castell

 

Sebastien De Castell is the author of the Greatcoats series and Spellslinger series.

 

 

Traitors Blade

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Knights Shadow

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Saints blood

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Tyrants Throne

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