The Sample Chapter Podcast
Find your next book here on the podcast where readers hear authors read a chapter, or two, of their book after a brief interview
info_outline Chris Rosser: The Weaver's Boy 02/12/2019
Chris Rosser: The Weaver's Boy We take our first trip to Australia with this week's guest author, Chris Rosser. Originally from the UK with dreams of being an archeologist, Chris and I talk about first book jitters, blogging to find your voice and locations that inspire our writing. Then Chris reads a chapter from Weaver's Boy that is particularly spectacular as it was done in his own studio!
info_outline George Sirois: Excelsior Book One 02/07/2019
George Sirois: Excelsior Book One It's time for our first ever BONUS episode! Our guest for this inaugural episode is St. Louis resident, George Sirois. You may have heard him either in voice-over work or narrating a novel or perhaps you've caught his podcast, The Excelsior Journeys! We discuss all of this and his fantastic books before he dives into a reading from his novel Excelsior. Be sure to listen through to the end for a touching personal story about the chapter and follow the links to find George online!
info_outline Tosca Lee: The Line Between 02/05/2019
Tosca Lee: The Line Between We're kicking off February with New York Times best-selling author, Tosca Lee! Listen in as we discuss her writing habits and how she equates a good book to a roller coaster, her family support system at home and the inception behind her latest book, The Line Between. Be sure to stay tuned for her wonderful reading at the end and follow the link below for her website and everywhere she can be found!
info_outline L.M. Riviere: The Sons of Mil 01/29/2019
L.M. Riviere: The Sons of Mil Episode 50 features the incredibly busy, yet so fun to talk to, author L.M. Riviere. We discuss her inspirations and aspirations for her debut epic fantasy novel, The Sons of Mil. She spills a bit about her love for Lord of the Rings and television of the '80s and we ask her the most dreaded question for any author! Hear her sample chapter and more by clicking play!
info_outline Lee Blauersouth: Secondhand Origin Stories, The Second Sentinels Book One 01/22/2019
Lee Blauersouth: Secondhand Origin Stories, The Second Sentinels Book One We're back with our first Author Sample Chapter of 2019! Lee Blauersouth (pronounced just as it looks) is a mental health therapist and comic creator from Minnesota who joins us with her first novel in the Second Sentinels series. We discuss her history in comics and how it became her own source of creative therapy eventually leading to her first book.
info_outline 2018 Year in Review 01/09/2019
2018 Year in Review After a brief hiatus, Jason takes us on a journey looking back at all of the amazing authors who've come on the show in the last half of 2018 including a few notable celebrities! He also touches on goals for 2019 and some big changes coming soon!
info_outline WB Welch: Blood Drops: A Collection of Horror Shorts 12/18/2018
WB Welch: Blood Drops: A Collection of Horror Shorts Speculative Thriller Fiction and Horror author, WB Welch is our guest this week! Ever aware of the inspirations which surround her, WB likes to dive into the darker side of human emotions and perhaps add a Lovecraftian twist before it's done. We discuss this, her past writings, and what's coming next before she reads the short story, Her.
info_outline Ernest Solar: Spirit of Sasquatch 12/11/2018
Ernest Solar: Spirit of Sasquatch Ernest Solar is an adventurer of epic proportions given that his passion is in the search for the legendary bigfoot! Listen in as we discuss how he's turned his real-life experiences into page-turning stories then he reads a sample chapter from his book, Spirit of Sasquatch.
info_outline Michael A. O'Leary Jr: The Subverted Fairy Project 12/04/2018
Michael A. O'Leary Jr: The Subverted Fairy Project Artist, Author, Poet, and Musician, Michael A O'Leary Jr is our guest this week! Michael discusses his newest work which is a collection of art, poetry, and short stories by himself as well as various other artists and authors. It's called The Subverted Fairy Project and believe me when I say, it's incredible! Listen in as we talk about its inception and the influences behind what is to be the first of a series. As always, follow the links to find Michael and this book. Christmas is coming!
info_outline Scott Meyer: Master of Formalities 11/27/2018
Scott Meyer: Master of Formalities Comic creator and novelist, Scott Meyer, is our guest this week! Whether you know him from his hilarious comic, Basic Instructions, or his mega-successful Magic 2.0 book series chances are you've heard his name. We discuss his background and inspiration, a mutual admiration for audiobooks, and he gives aspiring writers a nugget of wisdom. Then Scott dives into a chapter from his amazing SciFi book, Master of Formalities! Also, book 5 in the Magic 2.0 series will be available on December 20th!
info_outline Sally Berneathy: Death By Chocolate book 7: Guns, Wives & Chocolate 11/20/2018
Sally Berneathy: Death By Chocolate book 7: Guns, Wives & Chocolate Happy Thanksgiving! We have a sweet "treat" for you this week in our interview with Award winning, USA Today bestselling author, Sally Berneathy! You don't want to miss out hearing how she was inspired to write her mystery series, Death By Chocolate, and the Charley's Ghost series. We also talk recipes, finding the right voice for audio books, a free offer on book one in Death By Chocolate and then she reads a sample chapter from the newest addition in the series!
info_outline Elizabeth Clamon: Beauty Rising From Brokenness 11/14/2018
Elizabeth Clamon: Beauty Rising From Brokenness Our guest this week is an author, speaker, and all-around lovely woman, Elizabeth Clamon. Mrs. Clamon seeks to help others find healing in those times in our lives when we feel most broken by sharing pieces of her own heartbreak. She was amazing to speak with and you will find yourself anxious to learn more after hearing her sample chapter! Follow the links to find her, and her newest book which debuts November 14th for .99!
info_outline Joe Moore: Show-Me Sportscasters 11/06/2018
Joe Moore: Show-Me Sportscasters Joe Moore seems to be a collector of accomplishments. He is a professor at the University of Central Missouri, an avid radio commentary fan and host, an incredibly active guy within the community and you can now add "author" to his list of accomplishments! Join us as we discuss the genesis of his first book, how he went about diving into the subject matter, and how he is donating the proceeds to charity! You don't want to miss this or the links below to follow Joe!
info_outline Kevin Carr: The Ghost Readers and Other Stories: Paperweight 10/30/2018
Kevin Carr: The Ghost Readers and Other Stories: Paperweight Author, podcaster, and host of the nationally syndicated movie review show, Fat Guys At The Movies, Kevin Carr is our guest this week! Kevin and I had a great time talking movies, books, and some of his influences. We cover a few of his early stories and what he's got coming soon before diving into his short story Paperweight! Click the links below to find Kevin and his show or just type in "Fat Guys at the Movies" into wherever you listen to podcasts then head over to Amazon for his books!
info_outline Frank Edler: Scatterbrain 10/23/2018
Frank Edler: Scatterbrain Frank Edler, aka Mr. Frank of the Bizzong Podcast, is our esteemed guest this week! We sip some wine, smoke a cigar, and discuss the finer points of educating listeners in the art of the Bizarre! Yeah right. But seriously, Frank had me cracking up with tales of where his stories come from, his podcast show, and his philosophy on reviews. Finally, we get to hear a sample chapter from Frank's newest book, Scatterbrain, available now!
info_outline Diane Franklin: The Excellent Adventures of the Last American French-Exchange Babe of the 80's 10/16/2018
Diane Franklin: The Excellent Adventures of the Last American French-Exchange Babe of the 80's Totally righteous 80's babe actress (and now author) Diane Franklin is our guest this week! We talk about what she's been up to, what she's got coming up, as well as getting some "totally excellent" writing tips before diving into BOTH of her books which she self-published!
info_outline Tim Meyer: The Switch House 10/09/2018
Tim Meyer: The Switch House Horror, Thriller, Mystery, Sci-Fi author and podcaster, Tim Meyer is our guest this week! We have a fun chat over inspiration, writing advice, and coffee before Tim takes us on an adventure with a thrilling reading of his latest book, The Switch House! Be sure to follow the links below to find, and follow Tim as well as his outstanding podcast at, The Aperture Hour Podcast.
info_outline Janelle Samara: Our New Hope 10/02/2018
Janelle Samara: Our New Hope KC native and delicious food blogger, Janelle Samara is our guest this week. She is a Supernatural, Suspense, and Romance author currently writing the third book in her New Hope Trilogy. We talk about writing with a day
info_outline Jessica Walsh: I Wake Up In Strange Places: from the anthology book, Little Creepers 09/26/2018
Jessica Walsh: I Wake Up In Strange Places: from the anthology book, Little Creepers Jessica Walsh, writer of Horror, Gay Romance, Urban Supernatural & Erotica stops by the virtual studio today for a very fun time! A seamstress by day, Author by night, Jessica was a joy to speak with on things like cosplay, finding the stories we write and Rainbow Brite! And I dare you not to smile when she giggles! Follow the links below to find her on the internet!
info_outline W.L. Ripley: Storme Warning 09/18/2018
W.L. Ripley: Storme Warning This week we're back at the local library for an in-person interview with a great writing friend, Crime-Thriller author, W.L. Ripley. Ripley is the author of two highly successful crime series to date with a new series and a new character coming soon! You don't want to miss the inside information of what's coming as well as his insightful look back at his other series and career. And boy oh boy are you in for a treat when he dives into reading chapter one from Storme Warning! This is one for the books!
info_outline Carl Alves: Battle Of The Soul 09/11/2018
Carl Alves: Battle Of The Soul Carl Alves is a Horror, Fantasy, SciFi author who thrives on writing a wide variety of stories. As humble as they come, Carl never misses a chance to give thanks to others as well as shout-outs to other authors and artists he's come across.
info_outline Chris Doelle: All I Need To Know I Learned From My Texas High School Football Coach 09/04/2018
Chris Doelle: All I Need To Know I Learned From My Texas High School Football Coach This week we have a sit down with the entrepreneurial podcaster and author, Chris Doelle! Chris is an avid football fan with a passion for learning life lessons from any experience and sharing them with others. From rela
info_outline Christine Alvarez: Beyond Blood, Book 1: The Devil's Angel 08/28/2018
Christine Alvarez: Beyond Blood, Book 1: The Devil's Angel Episode 31 features Paranormal Romance & Erotic Horror author, Christine Alvarez! To say she is merely a stay-at-home mom, writer, and dreamer would be selling Christine short as she is also the creator of the upcoming S
info_outline Jen Gentry: Legion Of The Chosen: PAIGE 08/21/2018
Jen Gentry: Legion Of The Chosen: PAIGE This week we interview best selling Christian Fiction & Non-Fiction author, Jen Gentry! Listen as we hear her amazing testimony about her writing life, reading for escape, and blending Christianity and Fantasy into her f
info_outline Daniel L Naden: Parting Shot 08/14/2018
Daniel L Naden: Parting Shot Horror & Suspense Author Daniel L Naden spends some time with us this week! We discuss how he finds inspiration, making time to write, and he reads a sample chapter from his zombie novella, Parting Shot. It's freaky, it'
info_outline Joanne Fisher: Good Things Always Happen In Springtime 07/18/2018
Joanne Fisher: Good Things Always Happen In Springtime Romance and Historical Fiction Author Joanne Fisher is on the show this week reading from her latest book, "Good Things Always Happen In Springtime." We have a lovely discussion about how her life has inspired her writing, finding love online, and how even though she calls south Florida home, she also calls Canada and Italy home! We did experience some audio problems but you don't want to miss out on this amazing lady and her story!
info_outline D.L. Rogers: Crossfire in the Street: Lone Jack 1862 07/10/2018
D.L. Rogers: Crossfire in the Street: Lone Jack 1862 Our guest this week is the delightful Historical Fiction author, D. L. Rogers! I had a blast speaking with her about her personal writing history and writing within history itself through her many books covering events from the 1800's. She goes to impressive lengths to dig into the facts and authenticity of her novels which really comes across when she reads a sample chapter from her latest book, "Crossfire in the Street: Lone Jack 1862."
info_outline Craig Martelle: The Bad Company: Book One 07/03/2018
Craig Martelle: The Bad Company: Book One You might say it was fortuitous that it’s almost the Fourth of July with today’s guest, a former Marine and now author extraordinaire, Craig Martelle! I had a blast discussing his writing habits, inspiration, daily goals, and even talked a little about his home in Fairbanks, Alaska. Craig reads to us a chapter from The Bad Company, Book One which is currently FREE on Amazon until July 6th so make sure after you hear this episode you go get a copy for yourself. I did!