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We each have a story to tell, and I’d love to hear yours. The focus of the show for now is on Indie and small press authors aka authorpreneurs, however that will be expanded into all adventurers on this trek of life.
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Listen in to the podcast “For the love of books,” download and share the episodes. The insights from the Indie authors are incredible, beyond trade journals.
Each author represents a unique individuality in what some call “a mass book production market.” There may be one million ISBNs issued annually, but each book and author are distinctively different in how they approach the writing business and writing itself.
It’s like there is a piece of the author in each one of his or her books; it may be in the character, in the setting, in the plot or in the point of view. POV.
One of my favorite questions is: “Where do you see the future of Indie publishing?”
The overall response is that it will continue to grow.
“And how will the Indie authors be remembered?”
“We’re the trailblazers.”
Joan H. Young
Podcast interviews this week
Coming up in this week’s podcasts are authors Marianne Wieland, A. Kidd and Colleen Nye. They are pictured in the gallery above.
Nye is an author with multiple pen names and an overactive imagination.
A. Kidd calls herself a kid at heart with a youthful exuberance, A. Kidd writes books for children full of magic and wonder in the hopes that they will have the courage to live their own stories and possibly even be inspired to write stories of their own.
It’s my birthday and Mother’s Day at the same time.
This coincidence with another holiday has been a part of my life, no matter where I lived.
Back in the old country of Czechoslovakia, my birthday coincided with the Czech Independence Day. We’ve always had it off as a national holiday.
Later, the new Czech regime changed the holiday to May 8, when the American troops freed the town of Pilsner from the Nazi occupation. But the capital Prague was freed by the Soviet troops on May 9 which ended World War II. You can’t change history.
I love the dichotomy that the country kept the old socialist holidays like the International Women’s Day and added Western holidays like Mother’s Day.
My mom always says that the entire country breaks into blossoms to celebrate.
I love May because of the awakening of nature after the long winter.
I always get orchids for my birthday as they are my favorite flowers. I have a pretty decent collection of phalaenopsis orchids known as moth orchids.
This year I am so grateful for the vaccine and for the good news from our son. We’ve had one dose of Moderna vaccine already, and we’re gearing up for the second one.
Happy Mother’s Day
I am feeling blessed to be a mother and privileged to be doing what I love the most: writing.
I am looking forward to this selling season as the country opens up. I am excited about my new podcast show “For the love of books” featuring Indie authors. Become a guest or a sponsor.
Thank you for all the birthday wishes and blessings.
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Lowell, MI – I am still fascinated with the Czech name days. The Czech calendar attributes a name to each day year round. This originates in the saints’ names, and it was later expanded as the secular selection of names grew.
I’ve always wondered why the greeting card making companies like Hallmark never used this name opportunity to expand their portfolio. Now, they have their TV channel, so as the French say; It’s passe compose.
The Czechs and many other European countries kept this age-old tradition of celebrating name days on certain dates of the year. For example today-April 8- is Emma’s name day.
It’s sort of like the celebration of St. Pat’s Day on March 17 in Ireland and in the USA. Some name days are the basis for festivals like St. Mary’s in September. Others are totally obscure except for those who carry that particular name.
Since Joseph is such a popular name in Czech, March 19 is a big celebration of that name in the old country. It used to be in villages, that every other man was named Joseph.
After 30 years of living in the USA, I have trouble getting current Czech calendars. However, the big advantage is that the names always fall on the same dates, no matter what year.
April is an interesting month in Czech Republic overall with early blossoms and spring traditions. It’s even more interesting here in the USA with the upcoming outdoors events, that won’t hopefully get cancelled.
I am looking forward to all my new adventures like the podcast show “For the love of books” with Indie and small press authors, as well as my new involvement with the Czechoslovak Landmarks Society or landmarkstrust.org.
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Lowell, MI – I am really excited about the podcast show “For the love of books” on major podcasting channels. So far, we’ve discussed the Indie and the COVID author experiences, marketing and tips for new and not so new authors. I like to have a mix of authors representing all genres.
I also ask everyone what sets them apart from other authors other than the genres. I know it sounds more like a question for political candidates. That’s because I interviewed so many of them. It’s interesting what kind of responses I get.
Authors are very interesting to interview because of their insights and knowledge gained through writing.
The other popular question is: “What have you learned about yourself while writing your books?”
Pictured below left to right from top to bottom: upcoming authors Jean Davis, Andrew Smith, Randy Pearson, Joan Young and previous authors Luba Lesychyn and Diana Plopa.
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Following are the Indie and small press authors coming up: Darla Jean Davis, Andrew Smith, Randy Pearson, Joan Young, Ingar Rudholm, Marianne Wieland, Colleen Nye, Gene Wilburn, Angela Verges, Donald Levin, Juli Sisung, Valeriu dg Barbu, Scott Rutherford, Deborah D.A. Reed and many more.
Two authors coming up on March 31 and April 8 are Darla Jean Davis and Andrew Allen Smith.
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“I believe that what you write is Sacred Text. I see it as my calling to ascribe reverence to your written word through the respect of our friendship; and in so doing, support a legacy that will last generations.”
Lowell, MI – I started the podcast “For the love of books” inspired by Indie author advocate, Diana Kathryn Wolfe- Plopa. I originally planned a blog post for my series “Inspiring Women” geared toward the International Women’s Day. Well, that has branched out into a venture of its own “March Escapades into Podcasting” and eventually into a full podcast dedicated to Indie, small press authors and beyond.
Plopa, a prolific writer, has penned nine books in nine different genres. She supports Indie authors through her Pages Promotions virtual events and much more started during the COVID-19 pandemic in the summer of 2020.
During her most recent winter virtual festival “Blind Date with a Book,” I met more amazing authors, whom I invited to this podcast.
iHeartRadio podcast with Emma Palova & Diana Plopa
Canadian author Luba Lesychyn takes us behind the scenes of the Royal Ontario Museum
Luba Lesychyn is a mystery writer who has drawn from her more than 20 years experiences working at Canada’s largest museum, the Royal Ontario Museum in Toronto, to write her two humorous international art theft novels featuring capricious museum employee and reluctant sleuth Kalena Boyko.
Her journey to writing Theft By Chocolate and Theft Between the Rains initially stemmed from a love of film and she has published both traditionally and independently. From travelling to Southern Italy to find a publisher to quickly pivoting and launching into engaging virtual readings with libraries during the pandemic, Luba learned early to adapt to the rapidly changing world of publishing and book marketing and to share her fresh stories, quirky characters, and the enigmatic behind-the-scenes world of museums with readers.
I met Jean Davis in downtown Muskegon as the organizer of the Authors’ Tent at the Lakeshore Art Festival (LAF) in the summer of 2019.
In person events:
This year the festival will be held on June 26 & 27.
Jean Davis writes science fiction and fantasy from the comfort of her magical writing chair in West Michigan. When taking a break from fictional people, she spends time with her musical husband, a small flock of ducks and chickens, and two attention-craving terriers. Occasionally, she ventures outside to play in her flower garden, visit the local breweries, and eat gluttonous amounts of sushi.
She is the author of eight books, including a space opera series, The Narvan, two short story collections, and three standalone novels. While everything was canceled over the past year, she finished several books that had been languishing on her hard drive. Not Another Bard’s Tale, a humorous fantasy novel will be out this spring and the last two books in her space opera series are slated for a fall release.
Listen to Jean Davis speak about her writing craft next Wednesday, March 31 on your favorite podcasting platform.
Lowell, MI – Check out the first episode of “For the love of books” podcast with Indie author and advocate Diana Plopa. Plopa is a prolific author who has penned nine books in nine different genres; currently she’s working on four more genres. And she doesn’t get them mixed up.
She is a staunch supporter of other Indie authors, and her main goal as the founder of Pages Promotions, LLC is to connect readers with authors in a changed world following COVID-19.
Our next featured guest will be Canadian author Luba Lesychyn. Submit your questions for Luba via the comment section or the Facebook messenger.
If you would like to be on the podcast show as a featured guest contact me in the comment section or on the Facebook messenger. If you would like to be a sponsor of the podcast show, email Emma at firstname.lastname@example.org.
You will support a brave group of pioneer authors who are navigating the sometimes treacherous waters of self-publishing with small marketing budgets for their books. They share a special camaraderie through their common venture of getting their word out.
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About the featured photo: A masked moose in an Irish community in Cannonsburg, Michigan. BTW, the Honey Creek Inn served up an excellent Irish stew made from lamb on Tuesday.
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