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KWL EP 106 - Maxwell Alexander Drake

Kobo Writing Life Podcast

Release Date: 04/10/2018

#229 - Breaking Barriers with Legendary Hollywood Actress Irene Tsu show art #229 - Breaking Barriers with Legendary Hollywood Actress Irene Tsu

Kobo Writing Life Podcast

Actress, artist, and writer Irene Tsu joins us on the podcast this week to discuss her debut memoir, A Water Color Dream: The Many Lives of Irene Tsu. Irene tells us about her life and career as an actor, from a child dreaming of becoming a ballerina to becoming one of the first working Asian-American actors in Hollywood, appearing in films alongside legends such as Elvis, Bette Midler, and Jeff Bridges. Irene also talks to us about her writing and publishing experience, the evolution of the film industry throughout her illustrious career, and what she’s working on next. !

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#228 - The Evolution of Digital Publishing with Kobo CCO Pieter Swinkels show art #228 - The Evolution of Digital Publishing with Kobo CCO Pieter Swinkels

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We are kicking off 2021 with a delightful conversation with Kobo’s Chief Content Officer Pieter Swinkels. Pieter has worked for Kobo for almost a decade and previously worked as a publisher in the Netherlands, giving him a wealth of experience in the publishing industry which he was kind of enough to share with us. Pieter discusses the differences in publishing in North America and Europe, the evolution of digital publishing and his predictions for the future of the industry, and why he believes Kobo remains so competitive and what he’s excited for Kobo to do next.  !

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#227 - Climate Smart Romances with Tara L. Roi show art #227 - Climate Smart Romances with Tara L. Roi

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Author Tara L. Roí joins us on the podcast this week to discuss her career and how she combined her love of writing with her passion for fighting climate change. Tara writes “steamy romance in a heating world”, and she talks to us about her path from screenwriter to journalist to romance author, what her writing process looks like and how it has evolved, and how she became passionate about the fight against climate change and how it has influenced her writing.  !

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#226 - All About Vellum with Brad West show art #226 - All About Vellum with Brad West

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Brad West, the co-creator Vellum, joins us on the podcast this week to answer our questions about his ePub creating software. Brad tells us how Vellum its start, how the software works, what users can expect from Vellum in the future, and he talks to us about what he’s learned during his time as a small business owner.  !

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#225 - How to Write Engaging Dialogue with Zalika Reid-Benta show art #225 - How to Write Engaging Dialogue with Zalika Reid-Benta

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Author and winner of the Kobo Emerging Writer Prize for Literary Fiction Zalika Reid-Benta joins us on the podcast this week to discuss her award winning debut title Frying Plantain. Zalika tells us about the book’s road to publication, from high school writing project to finished work, she tells us about her writing process and how it has evolved over time, and she gives some great advice for writing natural and organic sounding dialogue.  !

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#224 - Building Library Catalogs with Jaclyn Derlatka  show art #224 - Building Library Catalogs with Jaclyn Derlatka

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Librarian Jaclyn Derlatka sits down with Steph and Joni this week to discuss her role as the department head for children’s and adult fiction at Whitby Public Library, and how she curates the library’s collection. Jaclyn talks to us about using Overdrive and Hoopla to build the digital library, what publishing trends she’s noticed recently, and how the pandemic has affected libraries. !

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#223 - Reaching Your Publishing Goals with Kate Tilton show art #223 - Reaching Your Publishing Goals with Kate Tilton

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Author consultant Kate Tilton joins us on the podcast this week to discuss figuring out your goals as an indie author and what practices to implement in order to reach them. Kate started out in the publishing industry as an author’s assistant, and she talks to us about what prompted her to start her own business, why authenticity is key when it comes to social media, and why avoiding burnout as an indie author is so much easier than recovering from it.  !

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Bonus Episode: Kobo in Conversation with Eden Robinson show art Bonus Episode: Kobo in Conversation with Eden Robinson

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Please enjoy this preview of Season 3 of Kobo in Conversation! Eden Robinson joined us to talk about how she outfoxed her inner editor to write  -- including , coming in 2021 -- and explained why it’s a bad idea to follow her on twitter if you enjoy popular TV shows. And we learned how many narrators she tried for the Trickster story before landing at last on Jared. You can subscribe to Kobo in Conversation anywhere you listen. 

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#222 - A Festive Kobo Original with Talia Hibbert show art #222 - A Festive Kobo Original with Talia Hibbert

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Bestselling author Talia Hibbert joins us on the podcast this week to discuss her career, her writing process, and her newest Kobo Original, Wrapped Up in You. Talia writes sexy, diverse romance and she talks about how indie publishing is more accessible for diverse authors. We also discuss how she works from the initial story idea to the finished product and where she thinks indie publishing is going next. !

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#221 - Using Patreon as an Indie Author with Lindsay Buroker show art #221 - Using Patreon as an Indie Author with Lindsay Buroker

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Author and co-host of the Six Figure Author podcast Lindsay Buroker joins us on the podcast this week. Lindsay has been an indie author for almost a decade and she talks to us about how the industry has changed over that time, where she thinks it’s going next, and she tells us about her Patreon and how she utilizes the platform to distribute ARCs and reward her fans.

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In this episode, Chrissy Munroe interviews award-winning author and creative writing instructor, Maxwell Alexander Drake. Drake, best known for his fantasy series, The Genesis of Oblivion Saga, chats to us about his writing career, the creation of DrakeU and how he generated a reputation for giving brutal writing advice to aspiring authors. He also discusses being in rebuild mode at this stage in his career and what he is working on next.