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#305 - The Voice of a Ghostwriter with Daniel Paisner

Kobo Writing Life Podcast

Release Date: 11/22/2022

#345 – Maximizing Your Book Marketing with Mal Cooper show art #345 – Maximizing Your Book Marketing with Mal Cooper

Kobo Writing Life Podcast

In this episode, we are joined by Malorie Cooper, author and co-founder of The Writing Wives, where Malorie and her wife Jill offer author coaching and author marketing services! Mal writes science fiction titles under M.D. Cooper and non-fiction titles under Mal Cooper, with a focus on Facebook advertising and helping indie authors market their books for the better. Check out Malorie and Jill’s marketing book series, for more. We had a great chat with Malorie about everything from her writing career, writing a series that consists of over 120 books, co-writing with her wife Jill,...

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#344 – Committing to Your Writing Practice with Jessie Kwak show art #344 – Committing to Your Writing Practice with Jessie Kwak

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In this episode, we are joined by author, conference organizer, and ghostwriter Jessie Kwak to discuss all things writing and publishing! Jessie is the author of over fifteen books, including series like and , as well as standalone thrillers such as . Jessie’s expansive career has encompassed so many aspects of publishing and she had lots of amazing advice and insights to offer us. We chatted with Jessie about ghostwriting, writing sci-fi and paranormal thrillers, time management as an author, and what inspired her to start an author conference, as well as learned more about her career...

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#343 – From Romance Reader to Romance Author with Bal Khabra show art #343 – From Romance Reader to Romance Author with Bal Khabra

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In this episode, we are joined by Vancouver-based Bal Khabra, debut author of hockey romance novel Collide! Bal started out as an avid reader of romance and reviewer of romance titles, and after reading over 150 romance novels in one year, decided she was ready to write one! That novel, Collide, was picked up and published by Penguin Random House after starting out as a self-published work. We can’t wait to see what Bal writes next! We talked about Bal’s writing journey, her beginnings on Wattpad, how she utilizes social media and what happened when her book went viral on TikTok,...

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#342 – Academics and Authorship with Patrick E. Horrigan show art #342 – Academics and Authorship with Patrick E. Horrigan

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In this episode, we spoke with Patrick E. Horrigan, academic and author of , published by . Since recording this episode, was shortlisted for the category. Congratulations, Patrick! Patrick is also the author of two other novels, plays, essays, and more. He and taught literature for twenty-five years at LIU Brooklyn, and was a previous winner of Long Island University’s David Newton Award for Excellence in Teaching, among many other accolades. We had a great time talking to Patrick about his career as an author, his history in academia, his past experiences at Columbia and LIU Brooklyn...

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#341 – Accessibility Tips for Indie Authors with Jeff Adams and Michele Lucchini show art #341 – Accessibility Tips for Indie Authors with Jeff Adams and Michele Lucchini

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In this episode, we are joined by Jeff Adams and Michele Lucchini, online and digital accessibility experts who work at UsableNet, whose goal is to “make the digital world more accessible and usable.” Jeff and Michele recently wrote and published their first book together, an amazing guide to all things digital accessibility, ! Jeff is the Accessibility Operations Direct at UsableNet, as well as a queer romance author and podcaster. Michele is Vice President of Delivery and Accessibility Operations at UsableNet, and has over twenty-three years of experience working with accessibility...

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#340 – Writing a Road Trip Romance Novel with Alison Cochrun show art #340 – Writing a Road Trip Romance Novel with Alison Cochrun

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In this episode, we are joined by author Alison Cochrun, writer of the best-selling romance novels and . Her latest work, , is a “new queer rom-com following once childhood best friends forced together to drive their former teacher across the country.” is available now from Simon & Schuster Canada! We had a great time hearing about Alison’s journey to becoming an author after being a full-time high school English teacher, the ups and downs of publishing, being inspired to write a story based on personal experience, how Alison incorporates humour into her books, how she writes...

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#339 – Plotting a Dark Romance Novel with J. L. Drake show art #339 – Plotting a Dark Romance Novel with J. L. Drake

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In this week’s episode, we spoke to Jodi Drake, a bestselling author who writes multiple series under the name J.L. Drake! Jodi’s series span over thirty books, and these include the , , and her latest, , which begins with – available to read now! For more info on her series, check out her . Jodi spoke to us about her writing career, writing dark romance, what drew her to dark romance, how she plots her novels, how she uses her “murder board” to keep track of all her characters and plotlines, and much, much more! Jodi gave us many great insights into what it’s like being a...

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#338 – Writing Women's Action-Adventure Novels with Bethany Maines show art #338 – Writing Women's Action-Adventure Novels with Bethany Maines

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In this episode, we spoke to award-winning author Bethany Maines, whose romance-fuelled action-adventure novels include and , among many others. Bethany is a multi-genre author who has written in many genres and sub-genres, including action-adventure, mystery and suspense, science fiction and paranormal romance. She’s also a hybrid author who has experience working with traditional publishing houses as well as independently publishing her work! And, further, she has also written short stories and screenplays, including a screenplay that was recently turned into a short film. Bethany had a...

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#337 – Marketing Advice for Indie Authors with Kiki Chatfield show art #337 – Marketing Advice for Indie Authors with Kiki Chatfield

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In this episode, we are joined by Kiki Chatfield, CEO and founder of . Kiki spoke with us about her PR company, why she founded it, her best marketing tips for authors, the conference she runs, , and so much more! Kiki is always open to hearing from readers and authors alike and is enthusiastic about helping others as much as she can. She had so much great advice to offer during our conversation. If you’re interested in scheduling a free 15-minute chat with Kiki to see what she and The Next Step PR can do for you, check out her booking calendar ! Kiki recently celebrated her 10th year...

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#336 – Mental Health, Queer Narratives and More with Emily Austin show art #336 – Mental Health, Queer Narratives and More with Emily Austin

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In this episode, we are joined by best-selling Canadian author Emily Austin, whose debut novel was nominated for the Stephen Leacock Award for Humour, to discuss her latest release, ! This title is available today and was one of our top reads of last year – we were so grateful to received ARCs of this must-read new release. Emily also has a poetry collection, Gay Girl Prayers, coming out next year, so be sure to add that one to your TBR list, too! is available now from Simon & Schuster Canada and wherever you get your books, eBook and otherwise! We spoke to Emily about her writing...

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In this week’s episode, we spoke to Daniel Paisner, ghostwriter of seventeen NYT bestselling books among many, many others. Daniel is also a podcaster and author of his own novels, the latest of which came out this year. His long-spanning career includes writing with and for Gilbert Gottfried, Whoopi Goldberg, Steve Aoki, Anthony Quinn, Serena Williams, and more.

We dove into Daniel’s experience ghostwriting, what makes a good collaboration and collaborator, ghostwriting advice, why and when he decided to write his own works, and more. Our conversation was extremely interesting and informative, and we got to hear about his own podcast, As Told To, a show where each episode features a conversation between Daniel and another ghostwriter.

Daniel’s latest book, Balloon Dog, is available now on Kobo. You can find out more about Daniel and his work on his website, or by visiting him on TikTok, Twitter, and Facebook.