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Demystifying the Business of Writing. Join us each week as we explore the challenging world of being an author & entrepreneur! From bestselling authors to up-and-coming newcomers, our diverse guests will provide unique insights on branding, marketing tactics, staying productive & focused - plus so much more. Be part of a vibrant community committed to helping all writers succeed in their creative endeavors!
 
Romance writer, Sarah Gamez, gets to the heart of writing through discussions on craft, marketing, and entrepreneurship with author interviews and subject matter experts. Episodes discuss storytelling structure, self-publishing must-haves, and developing narratives - all while exploring different genres and medias as well as romance. After all, every story is a love story.
 
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Learn how to take your author brand and business to new heights with expert advice from Kathryn McClatchy. In this episode of Authorpreneurs Unleashed, she discusses branding for authors. Kathryn tackles questions unique to authors and helps define the steps to refine your brand voice, rebranding as your work evolves and branding for multi-genre au…
 
It's always a good time to set goals! Writer, speaker, and social media consultant Kathryn McClatchy knows how to create and hit achievable goals. She'shelped many authors create realistic goals and objectives for their stage of life - and put the right timeframes in place. We'll be talking all things goal-oriented. No matter if you are looking to …
 
WRITE WHAT YOU LOVE, LOVE WHAT YOU WRITE. That's Holly Lyn Walrath's motto. Holly is a writer, poet, editor, and publisher of Interstellar Flight Press and always finds new ways to challenge her writing. Her creativity allows her to think outside the box with poems and short stories; along with numerous methods on getting unstuck. She teaches writi…
 
Writing instructor and multi-genre author, Amber Royer, understands the heart of what makes a cozy mystery the perfect comfort read - community, characters, a little romance and a dash of murder mystery. She has done vast research on chocolate, occupations, and furry friends to bring her latest series - Bean to Bar - to life. Plus, we have an hones…
 
Sarah Gamez joins Kathryn for the second part of their New Year colloboration to talk about branding and how it applies to authors. Kathryn announces a GIVEAWAY, listen for details, deadline is February 28, 2023. You can listen to part 1 of their collaboration on Sarah's podcast Romancing the Story. Sarah Gamez is a gaming industry marketer by trad…
 
Have you ever noticed how some brands seem to draw in customers and create a buzz without relying solely on likes, shares, or follows? Recent studies have shown that an emphasis on community-building is the secret sauce for success! To help us better understand this concept, Shayla - who's been part of the writing world for 10+ years with her own s…
 
‘Tis the Season of hustle, bustle and laughter. It’s also the end of our 2022 season here on Authorpreneurs Unleashed. To wrap up the season so we can start wrapping up gifts, here’s something special for you, our listeners -- 3 stories from interviews that didn’t quite make the episode cut, but are insightful, humorous and just helpful. In this 10…
 
We talk about Kathryn’s framework for approaching your 2023 year to maximize your time to make your goals as both a writer and a business, and walk through how to apply it. Kathryn McClatchy is a digital media marketing strategist, content marketer, and social media manager, focused on serving the writing community. She is also a six-time stroke su…
 
With the internet landscape in flux and social media applications poised for change, keeping up with security tactics is more relevant than ever. But with so many moving parts, new applications and sudden privacy policy rewrites, how can one be sure they are staying up-to-date with their personal and business security online? Kathryn poses this que…
 
Gratitude is so much more than just saying “Thank You.” It’s about the attitude, mindset, and practice of not only looking for the things we are thankful for, but taking the time to slow down, acknowledge what is good, and to find the good in what might appear to be not so good. A multitude of studies show that gratitude is essential for both physi…
 
Taxes may not be the most glamorous part of being an authorpreneur, but they are an essential part of running and building your business. Because we don’t know what we don’t know, Kathryn invited Diane Kelly to give us an overview of what we need to consider when it comes time for taxes. Not only does Diane have extensive experience as a tax attorn…
 
Shayla Raquel is an author, self publishing mentor, speaker, editor, wifey, and dog mom. She's been helping authors on their publishing journey for over a decade and has writing tips to spare! We chat all things NaNoWriMo and how writers can get invested in any stage of the word count. As a former NaNo winner, Shayla divulges her current methods an…
 
All the links for Authorpreneurs Unleashed and Unleashing the Next Chapter: Learn more about Unleashing the Next Chapter, Authorpreneurs Unleashed, and Kathryn at UnleashingTheNextChapter.com. Find all our social media links HERE. UtNC Writers Community on Discord Subscribe to the Unleashing email newsletter HERE Subscribe to the Authorpreneurs Unl…
 
Freya Marske dazzles readers with her immersive worlds and has the credentials to show for it! She's an international bestselling author, winner of the Romantic Novel Award for Fantasy, and a Hugo-nominated podcaster. She discusses methods in building meticulous, literary worlds readers want to lose themselves in and how to balance a story that doe…
 
Patrice Caldwell holds many esteemed titles already - children’s book editor, literary agent, Forbes’s “30 Under 30” media list, and Publishers Weekly Star Watch honoree - and she hold a distinct passion for uplifting diverse voices in the publishing industry. She discusses the process of pitching, curating, and editing a YA paranormal romance anth…
 
As we all spend a significant amount of time online for school, work, social, and relaxing, we don’t need to be paranoid or ignorant of the risks associated with our connectivity. But we do need to be aware. And we need to practice safe online habits, as well as teaching our loved ones to do the same. Kathryn connected with Fiona Lucas, the founder…
 
Kayla Grosse started off writing scripts but found her calling as a bestselling author of romance. Her rockstar romance, I Like You Like That, is hitting all the right chords with an empowered plus-size heroine and a sizzling love story. We get real about plus-size representation in media, the influences behind her empowering female protagonist and…
 
All the links for Authorpreneurs Unleashed and Unleashing the Next Chapter: Learn more about Unleashing the Next Chapter, Authorpreneurs Unleashed, and Kathryn at UnleashingTheNextChapter.com. Find all our social media links HERE. UtNC Writers Community on Discord Subscribe to the Unleashing email newsletter HERE Subscribe to the Authorpreneurs Unl…
 
It's all about tropes! Aimee Walker is a new author and qualified editor - providing all levels of editorial services to authors of romance and women's fiction with clients across four continents. Pulling from her knowledge, clients and resources, she created a top trope book that gamifies tropes found in your favorite contemporary romances. We tal…
 
All the links for Authorpreneurs Unleashed and Unleashing the Next Chapter: Learn more about Unleashing the Next Chapter, Authorpreneurs Unleashed, and Kathryn at UnleashingTheNextChapter.com. Find all our social media links HERE. UtNC Writers Community on Discord Subscribe to the Unleashing email newsletter HERE Subscribe to the Authorpreneurs Unl…
 
LJ Keys is an intuitive woman of many talents - writer, poet, and tarot reader. Over the years, it has become clearer where she should be in her spiritual journey. Part of the journey is helping writers with their writing through tarot! She provides a tarot reading for my characters to show how tarot can be used as a writer's tool and how to struct…
 
All the links for Authorpreneurs Unleashed and Unleashing the Next Chapter: Learn more about Unleashing the Next Chapter, Authorpreneurs Unleashed, and Kathryn at UnleashingTheNextChapter.com. Find all our social media links HERE. UtNC Writers Community on Discord Subscribe to the Unleashing email newsletter HERE Subscribe to the Authorpreneurs Unl…
 
Eight books into her Highlander Time-Travel series, USA Today Bestselling Author C.A. Szarek is well-acquainted with the trope. She divulges the interest in Scotland that worked its way into her series and creating (and breaking) your own rules as a writer in a sub-genre based in magic. How does she keep track of all the HEAs in a Highlander family…
 
All the links for Authorpreneurs Unleashed and Unleashing the Next Chapter: Learn more about Unleashing the Next Chapter, Authorpreneurs Unleashed, and Kathryn at UnleashingTheNextChapter.com. Find all our social media links HERE. UtNC Writers Community on Discord Subscribe to the Unleashing email newsletter HERE Subscribe to the Authorpreneurs Unl…
 
Professional book blurb writer and coach, Jessie Cunniffe joined the show for a second time to walk through a blurb audit with two voluntary blurbs - one a women's fiction and the other a spicy romance. She talks through the highs and revisions of the blurbs to help gain more readers. Whether you're working on the blurb for a new release or looking…
 
Authors often cite “creative freedom” and “increased control” when asked why they choose to self-publish. There are other options besides Kindle Direct Publishing, but many don’t know how to access those options, or they simply get cold feet when it comes to publishing wide. If this describes you, this episode is here to help. About Our Guest: Clar…
 
Melissa Bradford may be a Spanish teacher by day but moonlights as a freelance proofreader and copyeditor ready to turn rough drafts into polished, publishable material for indie authors. She helps walk me through the editing titles (alpha reader, beta reader, proofreader) to clarify when authors need them during the revision process. During our ch…
 
Episode Summary/Introduction Do you ever feel like it's just you and your imaginary friends on this writing journey? Or that you have used up your writing inspiration, and your muse has abandoned you? Perhaps it's time to get involved in the writers community. Speculative fiction author William R. “Bud” Humble is no stranger to writer’s groups. He …
 
Rebecca F. Kenney writes spicy fantasy romance about sassy, strong women and hot guys with tragic backstories. As a successful self published author, she knows her way around writing a story and she was one of the early adopters to Amazon's new platform - Kindle Vella. During our chat, we talk about her stories on KV and she bestows all the writing…
 
Ever feel overwhelmed in the writing community and lost in a sea of social media accounts? If you aren’t getting the results you need, it's time for a new strategy. According to Forbes magazine, "Niching Down" can make a big difference. In today’s episode, Kathryn talks with Sarah Gamez about networking within your genre, collaborating with other a…
 
Did you know that in 2022 there are over 2.4 MILLION podcasts? We are grateful you are choosing to listen to Authorpreneurs Unleashed, and think you might want to know a little more about Kathryn and why she does what she does. In this episode, Authorpreneurs Unleashed’s producer, JoLynn Elkins, takes over host duties and interviews Kathryn. From h…
 
Shannon Reber is a Mystery, Paranormal, and Fantasy writer. She was born a long time ago in a galaxy far, far away . . . or her imagination was anyway. She lives in western New York with her husband and a wide variety of both real and imaginary friends who often battle it out for dominance in her head. Her coming-of-age paranormal mystery series - …
 
All the links for Authorpreneurs Unleashed and Unleashing the Next Chapter: Learn more about Unleashing the Next Chapter, Authorpreneurs Unleashed, and Kathryn at UnleashingTheNextChapter.com. Find all our social media links HERE. UtNC Writers Community on Discord Subscribe to the Unleashing email newsletter HERE Subscribe to the Authorpreneurs Unl…
 
Khushi T Saha is an indie romance writer, has lived on both coasts of the US, and is a first generation South Asian. Drawing on her own experiences, she weaves tales of interracial relationships, India, and the South Asian culture and traditions - using her skills to completely immerse romance readers. Her romance series - The Liberated Series - be…
 
As writers question algorithms and A.I, Kathryn called on one of her favorite professors, and went back to class to learn more. Hugh Burns is one of the pioneers who literally wrote the book, and the code, 45 years ago. Hugh Burns’ dissertation (PhD in Rhetoric, University of Texas) broke ground by combining composition instruction with artificial …
 
Poppy Darling, romance fan and writer, loves a good romance novel. They thrill her, and they were her secret obsession. Until, she decided to become Host of the Confessions of a Closet Romantic Podcast. Like most romantic readers, she finds a sense freedom in the romance genre - being able to define what love, connection, and sex mean to her. Most …
 
According to Business Insider dot com, “In the United States alone, over 200 million people dream of writing a book. Yet, the number of writers who go on to actually finish their manuscript is estimated to be just 3%. Of those, only 20% will go on to become published.” Jessica White is both a traditionally and independently published romance author…
 
Audiobooks are a booming business with less obstacles than ever before. While many indie authors face the burning questions: Should they narrate their own books or find a narrator? And how do authors find the right narrator for a book? CJ Critt, SAG-AFTRA Actress and Narrator, walks through the process of narration and let's us peak behind-the-mic …
 
Are you wishing for more time to write? Wondering how to make your writing time more productive? Kelley Rene is a wife and mother, full-time civilian employee for the military, active in Toastmasters, and is preparing to launch her own publishing imprint. She wears many hats, and embodies the saying, “If you want something done, ask a busy person t…
 
In case you don't already know Tex Thompson, I'm thrilled to introduce the writing community to my friend, author, literary locksmith, and networker extraordinaire. This conversation is for the benefit of those of us who are introverted writers and need some skills and encouragement to venture out into the Writing Community, as well as for those wh…
 
Internationally acclaimed, bestselling author, Australian Kate Forsyth, PhD joins Authorpreneurs Unleashed to discuss book launches. With over 25 years of experience and 48 launches across the globe and multiple genres, Kate is definitely an expert on this topic. Listen to Kate to be entertained, encouraged, and enlightened about both the author’s …
 
If you are wondering where to begin branding yourself as an author, or what you should focus on first, this episode is for you! So many marketing experts have experience branding products and companies, but their information doesn’t always apply to the authorpreneur. Kathryn called in her trusted branding photographer, who also happens to be a writ…
 
Award-winning author Kate Forsyth knows her way around a re-telling. With a Doctorate of Creative Arts in fairy tale studies and an accredited master storyteller, she has written several books re-contextualizing fairy tales and myths. She lends insight into her process of writing a re-telling and how to pull from the original tales to create a comp…
 
Clarissa Gosling, author of "Dragons of Kaitstud" and "Lost Princess of Starlight" YA fantasy series, has always lived more in the world of daydream and fiction than in reality. But faced the problem many author do: How do you find the time to write? On top of being a busy mum and living abroad, she is also an admin for the 365 Writing Challenge, a…
 
It's a spicy book blurb summer! Professional book blurb writer and saving grace for authors, Jessie Cunniffe, joined the show to spill all the tea on writing the perfect book blurb for your book - talking the ins and outs of creating a dynamite blurb that sells your book for you. Below are links to freebies and the paid courses mentioned on the epi…
 
Writer, speaker, and social media consultant Kathryn McClatchy talks about her passion of engaging and encouraging Authorpreneurs and what that term means to her. With a background in business, she plans to help authors take their book business to the next level with some great advice on where to start. We also discuss our latest collaboration on T…
 
Denise Giddings is a romance writer and lover of all things romantic. From writing short stories to a stand-alone novel to a series, we talk about complex characters with flaws and how the passion for writing can encourage learning the craft. We also discuss some of the inspirations behind her latest release, Contradictions, and the importance of s…
 
It's a surprise episode filled with writing retreat wisdom and fun "quickies" - lightning round author interviews. Hear all about what makes writing retreats special and why they're important to each writer. Plus, learn about what projects authors work on during a writing retreat and their best practices! Find Kimberly Packard here: www.kimberlypac…
 
Cindy Kehagiaras is a romance writer and Gen-Xer that's been waiting to write Two Princes, her debut novel, for 30 years. Now on her "5th Life" as she tells it, we talk a bit about the inspirations behind her debut's 90s-setting romantic adventure, the online writing community, and entrepreneurism in the current publishing landscape. She also divul…
 
E.L. Lewis (or Liza) is a romance author, Wattpad Star, and a natural storyteller with an active imagination. We discuss how her Wattpad journey started, how it's going and how the publications of her 3 novels came about. Vanessa Holden, a manager from Cherry Publishing, also joins us to talk as part of an indie publisher of romantic fiction. Liza'…
 
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