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A Novel in a Week

The Florida Writer Podcast

Release Date: 05/15/2021

Breaking Out of Genre with Sonja Mongar show art Breaking Out of Genre with Sonja Mongar

The Florida Writer Podcast

Break free from the constraints of genre. In this interview with journalist, memoirist, novelist, songwriter and cultural archeologist photographer, Sonja Mongar and host Alison Nissen talk about the difference between academic, commercial, and blended genres and how breaking free from the norm gives the author permission to write the story that needs to be shared. Sonja Mongar teaches in the .        Two Spoons of Bitter is her first novel and won the 2019 Gold Royal Palm Literary award for fiction from the Florida Writers Association as well as other awards.

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Recreating History with Tamatha Cain show art Recreating History with Tamatha Cain

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Historical Fiction should immerse the audience in the rich details of the past. Author knows that to recreate the past, sometimes you need to reach out, ask questions, and talk to those who know. In this Flordia Writer Podcast, host and Tamatha chat about her upcoming historical fiction novels Song of the Chimney Sweep and Only Oona, about the 4th wife of Charlie Chaplin.  Tamatha Cain is a former musician and bandleader. She graduated with honors from the University of North Florida with a concentration in Writing for the Entertainment Industry, and her work has appeared in national...

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The Emotional Tug of Historical Fiction with Jennifer Farmer show art The Emotional Tug of Historical Fiction with Jennifer Farmer

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Resigned to not finish her debut novel, Jennifer Farmer, under the pen name JS Farmer, completed her manuscript with the encouragement of her then 9-year-old daughter. follows two sisters from just before 9-11 to the 20th anniversary in 2021.  In this Florida Writer Podcast, host chats with Jennifer about the challenges and struggles of accurately portraying an event that is still in the hearts and minds of so many, as well as introducing the topic to the younger generations.

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Making Fans of a Nearby Town with Catherine Drake show art Making Fans of a Nearby Town with Catherine Drake

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The secret to 's success is using three separate developmental editors to shape and mold her debut novel, The Treehouse on Dog River Road. In this edition of the Florida Writer Podcast, host chats with Catherine about using developmental editors to her advantage, the power of #bookstagram influencers, and the serendipity moment of how a nearby town chose her book for their community summer read.  Catherine Drake worked for many years in the land conservation field developing public outdoor recreation areas and preserving forests and farmland for future generations. After raising two...

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The Book Launch with Penny Sansevieri show art The Book Launch with Penny Sansevieri

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A book launch is an exciting event in every author's journey. Before you send your baby into the world, are you confident your "Amazon Relevance Score" will serve you well? In this Florida Writer Podcast, book marketing expert shares book launching tips from networking and platform building to ads and book pricing with host .  #floridawriters #floridawriterscon #amwriting #writerslife   Penny Sansevieri, CEO and founder of Author Marketing Experts, Inc. (AME) and Adjunct Professor at NYU, is a best-selling author and internationally recognized book marketing and media relations...

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Walking in Your Character's Shoes with Sally Constain show art Walking in Your Character's Shoes with Sally Constain

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Writing your novel one story at a time is the advice that helped write her debut novel, The Keys to Fanny. In this Florida Writer Podcast, host chats with Sally to discover how her grandmother's stories of life in Ukraine, inspired her to create characters so lifelike that she could walk in their shoes.  Sally Constain is the author of The Keys to Fanny a work of historical fiction, the chapbook Sometimes I Wonder, a collection of twelve inspiring poems on our common human experience, and Random Reflections, an anthology of essays and poems, some based on family stories. Her latest...

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Idea Driven Literary Fiction with Susan Speranza show art Idea Driven Literary Fiction with Susan Speranza

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Inspired by the beauty and harshness of nature, embraces the Vermont landscape to develop plot, characters, and conflict. In this Florida Writer Podcast episode, host chats with Susan Speranza about how language is to writing as notes are to music. Susan creates lyrical text that matches the beauty of the natural environment of her metaphysical novel, . 

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What is Autofiction? with Lindsey Salatka show art What is Autofiction? with Lindsey Salatka

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Torn between keeping your book as a memoir or fictionalizing your story? Fret no longer! Consider exploring the new Autofiction genre! In this episode of the Florida Writer Podcast, host chats with about her autofiction novel Fish Heads and Duck Skin, embracing a new lens for the world around you, and finding your muse in real-life scenarios.  Lindsey Salatka is an author, ghost-writer, and editor. Her writing has been featured at BlogHer and in Shanghai Family Magazine, Urbanatomy: Shanghai, and Volumes 3 and 4 of Shaking the Tree: Brazen. Short. Memoir. She is on the...

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Creative Book Promotion with Suspenseful Women's Fiction Author Kathy Nichols show art Creative Book Promotion with Suspenseful Women's Fiction Author Kathy Nichols

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Publishing a book is exciting, finding creative ways to sell it is daunting. In this edition of the , Host chats with Suspenseful Women's Fiction author Kathy Nichols about finding new ways to market your book, breaking up with your agent, and managing impostor syndrome.  is a member of the Atlanta Writers Club and Sisters in Crime and has been published in ALAN reviews, Equill Atlanta Writers Club magazine, and Shout Them from the Mountaintops: Georgia Poems and Stories.

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How to Market Conspiracy Thrillers to Books Clubs with Henry Cox show art How to Market Conspiracy Thrillers to Books Clubs with Henry Cox

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As a casual observation, conspiracy thriller author realized that most book clubs members are women and that many book clubs shy away from selecting thrillers as a genre. He also noticed that women enjoy reading thrillers. To entice book clubs to read his books, he suggests a wine and beer pairing based on his personal favorites. In this Florida Writer Podcast conversation, host and Henry chat about zinfandels, porter beer, writing conspiracy thrillers, and Amazon.  As an accidental author, Henry wrote two thriller novels: Deceit of the Soul (2020) and Deceit of the Earth (2021). His...

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The challenge: Time. The solution: send your family away for a week each summer. Author Ann Brooks manages to take a writing vacation each summer by sending her kids and husband out of town. With just a simple plot outline, Ann finishes her rough draft in a few days. Her first published novel, A Lost Woman, is a story of loss, family secrets, and hopeful redemption. This domestic suspense, with an unexpected twist, will have the reader rethinking their notions of love, family, and motherhood.

By day Ann works with children in an elementary school nurturing her love for writing by night, she labors to create a balanced life of work, family, and reaching for her dream of being a writer. 

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