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Elena Paige is The Children's Book Author. Join her as she interviews fabulous guests in her quest to discover everything about writing, publishing, and marketing children's books. As well as how to supercharge creativity, skyrocket productivity and absolutely everything else there is to know to become - The Children's Book Author.Do you regularly dream of being a successful Children's Book Author? Then this podcast is for you.
 
This book is not for dummies, but it is a guide for the modern indie author. Big Publishing spends big bucks on professional copywriters who make terrible books sound good. Meanwhile, indie authors can't get traction for their remarkable books, and inferior pulp with more spit and polish takes the spotlight. Most authors suck at writing sales and marketing copy for their own books. Not because they're terrible writers, but because writing copy is completely different from writing a book. The ...
 
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Welcome back to the show in 2023, and I have more incredibly informative, and inspirational interviews planned for you this year. Unfortunately I am still tackling some technical difficulties in my search for the perfect way to record interviews, but I will not give up until I get there. So in todays interview there were several glitches, but it wa…
 
This is part two of our Tracy Deonn strikes back interview. Just like our epic 2020 interview with the bestselling author ofLegendborn, we've done a two part interview of the recently released sequel, Bloodmarked. Part two is 100% spoilers so if you haven't read Bloodmarked, do that before listening to this. Be sure to also listen to part one which…
 
Back for a second time, Tracy Deonn returns after her last epic 2-part interview with an even more epic 2-part interview! She discusses Bloodmarked--the sequel to her bestselling young adult novel, Legendborn--with Ardo and Yash. The trio also chat about life as a successful author, how the publishing experience has differed/remained the same and g…
 
In today's interview I overcame many technological difficulties and blocks to get the most amazing wisdom and advice from author Edward Trayer - it was well worth the many re-takes and effort involved. We got there in the end and talked about The Wishing Shelf Book Awards, a review and award service that was founded by Edward and today enjoys great…
 
Today I had the pleasure of interviewing Vinh Giang, Keynote Speaker, Entrepreneur, Magician, and Communication Teacher. We talk all about Vinh's journey through his professional and creative career, and the pivotal role improving his communication skills had through it all. He is now the most incredible teacher of communication skills distilling w…
 
Author Mia P. Manansala joins Ardo and Yash to discuss the third book in her cozy mystery series, Blackmail and Bibingka. They also chat about the mystery genre as a whole, the Crime Writers of Color resource and food! Blackmail and Bibingka comes out October 4, 2022. The logo was designed by Nick Hanover. The theme song and break music is from Har…
 
Want to become a better Children's Book Writer? Then you don't want to miss this episode with Australian author, Michael Wagner. Michael Wagner is the author of more than 80 books for children including the much loved Maxx Rumble series (still in print after 17 years), the bestselling The Undys series, the So Wrong series (shortlisted for the 2019 …
 
This episode was recorded back in June as a mid-year check-in. Ardo and Yash discussed what they've been reading which included some horror, mystery, nonfiction, poetry, romance and KidLit. They also discussed reading Vaishnavi Patel's debut novel, Kaikeyi. The logo was designed by Nick Hanover. The theme song and break music is from Haris Qureshi’…
 
Ardo and Yash are once again joined by their pal and friend of the pod, Angel Cruz, to discuss their anticipated reads and reading resolutions (56:50). This episode was recorded back in the winter of 2021 when the omnicron COVID variant was raging. Enjoy this glimpse at the past and tell us if you're on your way to succeeding with your reading reso…
 
I had a blast interviewing illustrator, top Skillshare teacher, and speaker, Tom Froese. Although we are talking about drawing and illustration in this interview, as an author I know you will learn many valuable skills and attitudes that will help you find your style, overcome creative pain points in the journey, and keep going until you become a p…
 
Back for a second time, Nafiza Azad joins Ardo and Yash to discuss her second young adult novel, The Wild Ones. They also chat about her experience of the publishing industry and her upcoming young adult novel, Road of the Lost. Road of the Lost comes out October 18, 2022. Spoiler conversations around The Wild Ones begins at 45:49 The logo was desi…
 
This episode is a re-release to celebrate 5 years of the podcast! Enjoy! This is the teaser episode of the podcast. Ardo and Yash discuss Spider-Man: Homecoming (2:30 -15:35), books and comics! No games this time around but you do get a 32 min teaser that was supposed to be 15 mins long! Oh and Ardo discovers new things about Yash. The logo is desi…
 
Today's episode is with author Kate Gordon, and we talk a lot about how to be a self-starter and go-getter! Kate is a true example of deciding she wants to do something, then setting off to learn how to be successful at it. She followed her passion for writing and ponies and created a wonderful side hustle, which one day she hopes will be her full …
 
Usually the final episode of a season, season 6 is starting off with the best of 2021! Ardo and Yash bring back their pal and friend of the pod, Angel Cruz, to discuss their individual top 5 reads of last year. The logo was designed by Nick Hanover. The theme song and break music is from Haris Qureshi’s song Give AF. You can find his album here. Ev…
 
This episode was recorded a while back but hosts Ardo and Yash wanted to end the year with just the two of them and the books they've read! They discuss the Webtoon comics they've gotten into, nonfiction and speculative fiction that left a mark, and what they both thought of White Smoke by Tiffany D. Jackson. The logo was designed by Nick Hanover. …
 
Hello Upper East Siders! Ardo, Yash and special guest, Hana of Story Nut, continue discussing Gossip Girl at part of Put Some Nostalgia On It! In part two, they tackle HBO's new Gossip Girl tv show and how it stacked up against the original. Things mentioned in this episode: YouTube Red series "Youth & Consequences" Gossip Girl Fandom Wiki The logo…
 
This week's episode is with my first Musician on the show - Professional Drummer Ben Hendry. Ben is also a Music Director, teacher & collaborator, and has an interest in Performance Theory and Stage Craft for jazz musicians. We talked about all this and more in this episode and I came away feeling that I'm allowed to dream big, put all my eggs in o…
 
Welcome to another episode of Put Some Nostalgia On It! This is where Ardo and Yash chat with their friends about the books they loved as tweens and teens. In this episode, they invited BookTuber Hana from Story Nut to discuss Gossip Girl by Cecily von Ziegesar! They had such a fun time, the conversation was broken into two parts. In part one, they…
 
WOW trust me you CANNOT miss this interview with Lael Stone. It will fill you with courage and tenacity and belief in yourself, motivation and creative superhuman power... I promise. All this and more in this interview. If you only listen to one interview this year, make this the one! Introducing LAEL STONE: As a champion of connection and creating…
 
Ardo and Yash interviewed debut author Liselle Sambury about her near future urban fantasy, Blood Like Magic. They discuss navigating the publishing experience as a YouTuber, heavily featuring Toronto as the novel's setting, putting witches in a sci-fi future and what she's working on next. Liselle Sambury's YouTube Channel The logo was designed by…
 
Children's Book Author Mirtis Conci joins me on the show today and we talk about how its not just about what you write but how you write it. She talks about her experience of writing for children, and needing to go into her own inner child in order to write something with love that children can relate to and feel the emotion of. Enjoy the show! Mir…
 
Today I had the great pleasure of interviewing Christine Yeung, an award-winning psychologist, CEO and Founder of Beyond Story - A startup consultancy which specialising in working with many professionals and leaders across industries across the globe to optimise their mental health and psychological fitness in order to thrive in complexity. The la…
 
Welcome to a new ongoing series within the Put A Blurb On It podcast! This is where Ardo and Yash chat with their friends about the books they loved as tweens and teens. In this episode, they invited Natasha from Everyone and Their Sister to discuss Fear Street. The first half is all about the book series by R. L. Stine and the second half tackles …
 
What a treat it was to interview young writers Kirsten and Aiyven Mbawa (ages 13 and 11 respectively). They may be young but that hasn't held them back. They are both published novelists, entrepreneurs, and book reviewers. Check out their You Tube Channel for book reviews HERE. Discover their books, and subscribe to The Happier Ever Chapter Book Bo…
 
It's part 2 of the crossover to end all crossovers! Ardo and Yash have the co-hosts of the Everyone and Their Sister podcast on to chat about their fave reads of the year so far. This episode features Cristina and Ardo's book picks. Be sure to also check out Everyone and Their Sister’s two parted crossover episodes with Ardo and Yash: Everyone Put …
 
You've been waiting for it and they've delivered. Ardo and Yash have the co-hosts of the Everyone and Their Sister podcast on to chat about their fave reads of the year so far. This is part one of their mid-year freakout featuring Steph, Nat and Yash's book picks. Be sure to also check out Everyone and Their Sister's two parted crossover episodes w…
 
Today's interview is with Colleen M. Story. Colleen inspires writers to overcome modern-day challenges and find creative fulfillment in their work. Her book, Writer Get Noticed!, was a gold-medal winner in the Reader’s Favorite Book Awards and a first-place winner in the Reader Views Literary Awards. Overwhelmed Writer Rescue was named Book by Book…
 
Todays interview is with JJ Kahrs, the creator, owner, and janitor of the writing app Cetacean. This app lets you write online, safely backing up your work as you go, and more than that, it gives you the tools to brainstorm, outline, write and revise, all in the one place. JJ Kahrs is a software engineer and owner of Blue Wizard Labs. He used his e…
 
In this episode, Ardo and Yash discuss the #FreePalestine movement before diving into their what they've been reading. It's a mostly Ardo episode in terms of books read but Yash does chat about her Rule of Wolves feels--the newest book in the Grishaverse--before the pair discuss season 1 of the Shadow and Bone TV show. Haneen Oriqat's IG TV post Pa…
 
This weeks interview is with Book Coach, Kelly Irving. Kelly Irving helps change makers author work that matters and makes an impact. As a bestselling-book coach, editor, and creator of The Expert Author Academy she nurtures writers from idea to implementation, with camaraderie and (firm but friendly) butt-kicking built into every step. Her work re…
 
This episode was recorded back in January but the conversation is evergreen! Ardo and Yash mention the recent IG TV on the PABOI account that looked at recent Canadian reads. Then they discuss what they've been reading which includes a lot of mystery/crime fiction for Ardo and a whole lot of speculative fiction for Yash. PABOI IG LIVE: Recent Canad…
 
Today's interview is with Ffion Evans, a freelance graphics designer, artist and illustrator based in Germany. After a many year creative slump she joined the Making Art Everyday Challenge in January 2019 and has been drawing every single day since, developing her quirky, fun and colourful artstyle. She loves sharing lessons learned, thoughts about…
 
Today's interview is with Erin Everleigh, mama, dentist, author, and founder of Wordsmithers Academy. Her goal is to inspire others to follow their passions and live their best lives. Join Erin as she shares how knowing your "why" helps you create art that matters. Erin says: "Over the years, my need to be creative has taken me in different directi…
 
Join Jessica Brody, writer and teacher, as she talks about how to supercharge your creative process, improve your productivity, and make your creative career a priority. Jessica Brody is the author of the #1 bestselling novel-writing guide, Save the Cat! Writes a Novel and the founder of the online writing school, Writing Mastery Academy. She has a…
 
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