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Jabe Stafford: Ales, Agents & Alchemy

The Sample Chapter Podcast

Release Date: 10/16/2020

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The Sample Chapter Podcast

My guest for episode 181 is a special return guest, author, and podcaster, Theresa Halvorsen! We're discussing flawed characters and how to balance them, the struggles of writing a sequel, and Theresa tells us about some upcoming Book festivals she'll be attending! and follow them on for the live show! (use coupon code CHAPTER at checkout to save 20%!) Contact the show via email at or leave me a voicemail by calling 1-660-851-1146!    

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After a week of rest, we are back with episode 180 featuring epic adult fantasy author, L.M. Riviere! LaNae was last with us for episode 50 back in 2019 and this time she brings us the much-anticipated sequel in her Innisfail Cycle series, The Southernmost Star. We also discuss adult fantasy, humility, imposter syndrome, her publishing company Lights Out Ink and we geek out a bit talking our recent favorite reads!  LM Riviere on , , and website (use coupon code CHAPTER to save 20%!) Contact the show via email at or leave a voicemail by calling 1-660-851-1146.

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Episode 179 brings an all-new dynamic duo in the partnership that is Wilnona Marie and Brandy M. Miller! Together they bring just the right touch of romance to their newest novel, Free Falling and Loving It. In the interview, we'll be discussing getting unstuck from your story, the business of romance, showing vs telling in romance, merchandising, and how to create believable characters! , show, magazine & books, and so much more! (use coupon code CHAPTER to save 20%) Contact the show via email at or leave a voicemail by calling 1-660-851-1146.  

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For the show's second BONUS episode #145 of October, we're welcoming sci-fi and urban fantasy author, Jabe Stafford! Learn about writing in isolation, journaling for self-discovery, identifiable villains, and what the heck is a Yoga Witch? All this plus a sample chapter from Jabe's debut novel, Ales, Agents & Alchemy, is just a click away!

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