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The mysticism and intrigue of the Bermuda Triangle has just turned personal for Admiral David Segarra: his former ship, the USS Wasp, has gone missing in the area without a trace. But this is only one of a few strange occurrences in the area: storms, disappearances, and other phenomena have convinced Admiral Segarra that the only way to learn the truth is to investigate it for himself. After getting shipwrecked on a nearby island not visible on any of their maps, his team begins to explore— ...
 
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This week, we would like to introduce you to Stories To Keep You Up At Night, a show from Realm. This episode features the Widow and the Xir: A widow’s prolonged grief endangers her tribe as it draws her husband’s dangerous reincarnated spirit behind them through the desert. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices…
 
Join Mary Kole and Sara Zarr as they talk about the complex realities surrounding publishing and becoming a career author within a rapidly shifting YA and Middle Grade marketplace. Sara Zarr brings insight and personal experiences to surviving the sudden and drastic changes within the YA marketplace, such as the popularization of certain YA genres …
 
Today's guest is Kathryn Holmes, who has written, YA, MG and chapter books. Kathryn joined me to talk about the difference in writing for these age categories, the payout for shorter books, submission slumps, and co-authoring. Read the TranscriptSupport the PodcastFollow on Facebook Kathryn's Links: Site Twitter Instagram Ad Links: PubSite Ganso…
 
Today's guest is Alex Lidell, who began her career in traditional YA publishing, and switched paths (and genres), moving on to become a successful indie romance author. Alex joined me today to talk about the different aspects of finding success in the indie world, particularly when it comes to knowing trends and covers. Read the TranscriptSupport t…
 
Today's guest is Louise Kennedy, author of Trespasses. Set in Northern Ireland during the Troubles, a shattering novel about a young woman caught between allegiance to community and a dangerous passion. Louise joined me to talk about how her own life informed the novel. Also covered: Coming to writing later in life, and short stories vs. novel writ…
 
Today's guest is Jenn Bouchard, author of First Course. Jenn joined me today to talk about working full time while writing, pursuing the short story marketplace to build a platform, and how to use Little Free Libraries as part of your marketing plan. Read the TranscriptSupport the PodcastFollow on Facebook Jenn's Links: Site Facebook Instagram Ad L…
 
Today's guest is Isabel Sterling, author of The Coldest Touch and host of the Author Burnout Coach Podcast. Isabel joined me today to talk about her path to publication, changing agents, writing under a pen name, how to know you're in burnout, and what to do about it. Read the TranscriptSupport the PodcastFollow on Facebook Isabels's Links: Site Po…
 
Tune in for a chat with Mary Kole's long-time friend in the children's publishing space, YA Author J.C. Geiger. He tells all about how he made an epic mixtape with music no one's heard before (and met his heroes in the process), writing young adult characters, the future of post-pandemic fiction, and—of course—the power of music. Website: https://j…
 
Today's guests are Kathleen Glasgow and Liz Lawson, co-author's of The Agatha's. Kathleen and Liz joined me today to talk about secret projects, writing for the joy of it, co-authoring, and plotting a mystery while still leaving room for flexibility. Read the TranscriptSupport the PodcastFollow on Facebook Kathleen's Links: Site Instagram TikTok Tw…
 
Today's guest is Mary Robinette Kowal, author of The Spare Man, the Lady Astronaut series and historical fantasy novels, The Glamourist Histories series and Ghost Talkers. Mary Robinette joined me today to talk about what to do when your book marketing plan falls apart, how to pivot in promo emergencies, and best practices for writing diversely. Re…
 
Today's guest is Stacy Ennis, a number-one best-selling author and book coach, as well as founder of Nonfiction Book School. Stacy joined me today to talk about how being a writer doesn't necessarily mean you have to follow the path of a starving artist, how to merge the fear of selling out with the possibility of success, and how to take small ste…
 
Today's guest are Jessi Honard and Marie Parks, co-authors of Unrelenting, a fantasy novel that is paced like a thriller, and features a diverse cast of LGBTQ+ characters. The authors joined me today to talk about bringing a business mindset to the publishing journey, writing inclusively, and the process of co-authoring. Read the TranscriptSupport …
 
Lisa Stringfellow, award-winning author and middle school teacher, discusses her debut novel about mermaids and mythology set in the Caribbean, “A Comb of Wishes.” She talks through her long journey from draft to finished book—plus plans for Book 2—and shares craft and industry tips she’s learned along the way. Website: https://lisastringfellow.com…
 
Today's guest is Karen McManus, NYT Bestselling author of multiple YA murder mysteries, including her newest release, Nothing More to Tell. Karen joined me to talk about pacing, plot and motive in murder mysteries, as well as knowing when social media isn't helping you anymore. Read the TranscriptSupport the PodcastFollow on Facebook Karen's Links:…
 
Today's guest is David Crow, author The Pale-Faced Lie, the story of his childhood with a violent felon as a father, and a mentally ill mother. David joined me today to talk about catharsis, forgiving yourself, and keeping your writing honest, even when it's painful. Read the TranscriptSupport the PodcastFollow on Facebook David's Links: Site Ad Li…
 
The island is spiraling out of control. Episode written by Dan Koboldt. For more shows like this, visit Realm.fm, and sign up for our newsletter while you're there! The Triangle is a Realm production. Listen away. Follow us! On Instagram @RealmMedia_ On Twitter @RealmMedia Check out our merch at: merch.realm.fm Find and support our sponsors at: www…
 
Someone—or something—else is on this island that shouldn’t exist. Episode written by Sylvia Spruck Wrigley. For more shows like this, visit Realm.fm, and sign up for our newsletter while you're there! The Triangle is a Realm production. Listen away. Follow us! On Instagram @RealmMedia_ On Twitter @RealmMedia Check out our merch at: merch.realm.fm F…
 
A deal is struck, and now the team—and the Soviets—just have to wait out the tide. Episode written by Mindy McGinnis. For more shows like this, visit Realm.fm, and sign up for our newsletter while you're there! The Triangle is a Realm production. Listen away. Follow us! On Instagram @RealmMedia_ On Twitter @RealmMedia Check out our merch at: merch.…
 
The Moon People reveal themselves, and the team’s world tilts sideways. Episode written by Dan Koboldt. For more shows like this, visit Realm.fm, and sign up for our newsletter while you're there! The Triangle is a Realm production. Listen away. Follow us! On Instagram @RealmMedia_ On Twitter @RealmMedia Check out our merch at: merch.realm.fm Find …
 
The team cracks the mystery of the island—and the Bermuda Triangle—wide open. Episode written by Dan Koboldt. For more shows like this, visit Realm.fm, and sign up for our newsletter while you're there! The Triangle is a Realm production. Listen away. Follow us! On Instagram @RealmMedia_ On Twitter @RealmMedia Check out our merch at: merch.realm.fm…
 
A team of experts must work together to stop disaster in the Bermuda Triangle. Episode written by Dan Koboldt. For more shows like this, visit Realm.fm, and sign up for our newsletter while you're there! The Triangle is a Realm production. Listen away. Follow us! On Instagram @RealmMedia_ On Twitter @RealmMedia Check out our merch at: merch.realm.f…
 
With every discovery, the team somehow becomes more and more trapped on this island that doesn’t exist. Episode written by Sylvia Spruck Wrigley. For more shows like this, visit Realm.fm, and sign up for our newsletter while you're there! The Triangle is a Realm production. Listen away. Follow us! On Instagram @RealmMedia_ On Twitter @RealmMedia Ch…
 
Today's guest is Lorie Langdon, author of the Happily Never After series from Disney. Lorie joined me today to talk about ups and downs of a career, finding non-traditional routes to income, and how social media creates the illusion of success... even when it's not true. Read the TranscriptSupport the PodcastFollow on Facebook Lorie's Links: Site I…
 
Benjamin Roesch joins us to talk about his debut novel—but not his first novel—published with LGBTQ+ young adult indie publisher Deep Hearts. We talk about turning short stories into a novel, coming of age fiction, and being an older debut writer. Website: https://benjaminroesch.com Twitter: https://twitter.com/bbroesch Good Story Company: If you h…
 
Today's guest is Dr. Tara T. Green author of Love, Activism, and the Respectable Life of Alice Dunbar-Nelson as well as See Me Naked: Black Women Defining Pleasure During the Interwar Era. Dr. Green joined me today to talk about black women throughout history, both known and unknown, who brought forth different perspectives, and whose stories remai…
 
Today's guest is Tatanya Denford, author of The Child of Ukraine, a fictional narrative based on a long-kept family secret. Tatanya originally self published her book, only to find traditional publishing came calling when the marketability of the narrative skyrocketed. Read the TranscriptSupport the PodcastFollow on Facebook Tetyana's Links: Site T…
 
CEO of independent publisher Girl Friday Productions Leslie Miller, aka "LAM" joins the Good Story Podcast to talk all things publishing, marketing, and building your platform as an author. Having worn all the different hats, she discusses the differences between traditional publishing, self-publishing, indie publishing, and hybrid publishing, and …
 
Today's guest is the internationally best-selling author Tess Gerrtisen whose 13th book in the Rizzoli & Isles Series, Listen to Me, releases this month. Tess joined me today to talk about writing such a beloved series for so long, keeping the characters real, and the balance between writing the story or pleasing your readers. Read the TranscriptSu…
 
Today's guest is Jamie Lyn Smith, author of Township, a collection of short stories set in Appalachia. Jamie joined me today to talk about writing literature of place, the art of the short story, and ways to make money on your short fiction. Read the TranscriptSupport the PodcastFollow on Facebook Jamie's Links: Site Twitter Instagram Ad Links: She…
 
Award-winning children’s book writer Ronald L. Smith, author of Black Panther: The Young Prince and Spellbound, joins the Good Story Podcast. We talk about writing dark and unconventional stories for middle grade, his writing routine, and marketing yourself as an author. And, of course, he tells all about what it’s like to write in collaboration wi…
 
Today's guest is Angela Engel, who launched the The Collective Book Studio, which provides authors with a middle ground between the benefits of self-publishing and the art of the well-crafted book. Angela joined me today to talk about what authors should know about partner publishing, and how to be aware of publishers who aren't offering anything y…
 
Today's guest is Katie Henry, whose most recent release is Gideon Green in Black and White. Katie joined me today to talk about career hopping from being a playwright to a novelist, jumping genres from contemporary humor to mystery, and why writing funny is so important - now, and always. Read the TranscriptSupport the PodcastFollow on Facebook Kat…
 
Today's guests are R.S. Mellette, author of Kiya & The Morian Treasure, as well as his publisher Matt Sinclair, founder and CEO of Elephant's Bookshelf Press. They joined me today to talk about what works in indie publishing versus trad in terms of marketing and publicity, as well as the function that indie publishers serve - providing a home to no…
 
Writer, writing teacher, ghost writer, and general literary icon Roz Morris joins Mary Kole on the Good Story Podcast. They dive into the mechanics of storytelling and discuss how to connect with your audience—whether you're writing someone else's story or you're telling your own. Website: https://rozmorris.org Twitter: https://twitter.com/Roz_Morr…
 
Today's guest is MarcyKate Connolly, author of numerous MG and YA books. MarcyKate joined me today to talk about the importance of finding a writer's critique group, the different ways to promote middle grade versus Young adult, and the difficulties of launching four books during the pandemic. Read the TranscriptSupport the PodcastFollow on Faceboo…
 
Today's guest is Fred Koehler, author, illustrator and founder of Ready Chapter 1, a program to help writers start their creative journey. Fred joined me today to talk about the importance of having active experiences to inspire storytelling, the pros (and cons) of determination, and the effects of the pandemic on publishing. Read the TranscriptSup…
 
Dan Koboldt joined me today to talk about two wonderful resources for writers - Putting the Science in Fiction & Putting the Fact in Fantasy - both of which edited. Originally published to help genre writers, these collections are a great addition to any writer's shelf, covering topics as broad as mental illness, to moving through the woods. Read t…
 
Today's guest is Dave Chesson, creator of Kindlepreneur, which is dedicated to helping authors build their writing and careers from the ground up, from writing to editing, to cover creation. Dave joined me today to talk about the most important aspects of self-publishing - covers, mailing lists, and the choice of going wide or staying strictly with…
 
New York Times Bestselling children's book author Tami Charles joins the Good Story Podcast to talk about experimenting with verse, amplifying the stories of girls of color, and writing what you feel. Website: https://tamiwrites.com Twitter: https://twitter.com/TamiWritesStuff Good Story Company: If you have a story in your head, we’re here to help…
 
Erika Robuck joined me today to talk about her novel Sisters of Night and Fog, how World War 2 continues to be a fertile place for novels, especially as the stories of women resistors and spies become more well known, through the declassification of documents. Also covered - researching for historical novels, and why World War 2 is so horribly rele…
 
Today's guest is Bethany C. Morrow, author Cherish Farrah. Bethany joined me today to talk about the rising genre of social horror, the importance of nuance and performance in an audiobook, unreliable narrators, and those of us who operate within the social contract... as well as those of us who don't. Read the TranscriptSupport the PodcastFollow o…
 
Farah Jasmine Griffin joined me today to talk about her new book from WW Norton, Read Until You Understand: The Profound Wisdom of Black Life and Literature. Also covered - the importance of education, freedom of political thought, book banning and the impact of literature on those whose voices are silenced. Read the TranscriptSupport the PodcastFo…
 
Today's guest is Lauren Kate, author of By Any Other Name, a rom-com set within the publishing industry. Lauren joined me to talk about meeting your heroes, writing about writing, and how - and when - to separate the art from the author. Read the TranscriptSupport the PodcastFollow on Facebook Lauren's Links: Site Facebook Twitter Instagram Ad Link…
 
Today's guest is Lisa Gardner, author of One Step Too Far. Lisa joined me today to talk about lives lived on the fringes, cold case investigators, the power of listening, canine search and rescue helpers... and Bigfoot. Read the TranscriptSupport the PodcastFollow on Facebook Lisa's Links: Site Facebook Twitter Instagram Goodreads Ad Links: Vellum …
 
Today's guests are Sabine K. Bergmann and Sivani Babu, the founders of Hidden Compass, which is a women-founded media company based on the idea that the age of discovery is not over, exploration - and long form media - are not dead, and that readers deserve more than bite-size junk food media. Read the TranscriptSupport the PodcastFollow on Faceboo…
 
Today's guest is Deanna Raybourn, author of the Veronica Speedwell mystery series. Deanna joined me today to talk about misconceptions about the Victorian - specifically regarding sex and women - as well as writing historical fiction and how closely to adhere to facts. Read the TranscriptSupport the PodcastFollow on Facebook Deanna's Links: Site In…
 
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