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On Being Human & A Writer…with Jen Pastiloff

  We're only human and we all struggle to quiet the IA - our inner asshole - as Jen Pastiloff coined it. In this episode Jen shares how her agent found her, what it's like building a large social platform and using a street team based on community sharing to...

The Weekend Book Proposal with Kirsten Ott Palladino

Kirsten Ott Palladino, co-founder of Equally Wed.com the digital leader for gay, lesbian, transgender, queer and bisexual weddings, penned the perfect book proposal in just one weekend! Listen in as she shares her experience writing a book proposal in 48 hours, which...

Writing Hybrid Memoir & Literary Community Building with T Kira Madden

Author T Kira Madden discusses how she wrote her book, Long Live The Tribe of Fatherless Girls using elements of fiction writing, hybrid formats not typically seen in memoir and the importance of building a solid literary community with kindness.  T Kira Madden is a...

Writing & Promoting Your Memoir with Nicole Chung

Nicole Chung discusses life as an editor in chief for Catapult Magazine and writing her memoir All You Can Ever Know. She shares how long it took to write the proposal and the book as well as navigating book tours, writing about adoption as a transracial adoptee....

The Weekend Book Proposal with Kirsten Ott Palladino

Kirsten Ott Palladino, co-founder of Equally Wed.com the digital leader for gay, lesbian, transgender, queer and bisexual weddings, penned the perfect book proposal in just one weekend! Listen in as she shares her experience writing a book proposal in 48 hours, which...

Ask an Agent with Eric Smith of P.S. Literary Agency

Book Agent Eric Smith of P.S. Literary discusses life as a Literary Agent and MFA Professor. What platform really means to book agents, queries that grab his attention, a typical day in the life of a literary agent and forthcoming works by his clients. Eric Smith is a...

The Magic of Memoir

My first published essay is now available in the anthology, The Magic of Memoir: Inspiration for the Writer's Journey.