Literary Speaking PODCAST
A Podcast For Aspiring Writers
The Literary Speaking podcast connects you with the publishing industry by featuring conversations with best selling authors, agents, publishers and publicity firms.
As a passionate author and Magical Book Coach, I seek to connect writers with their stories guiding them with the tools they need to make their book publishing dreams come true.
As an aspiring writer myself, I spent years attending writing webinars, workshops and conferences. I listened to dozens of podcasts on writing and still felt like I wasn’t getting the information I craved.
Like, how many rejections should I expect when I send out my query letter? Did the author submit a proposal?
Are MFA’s in Creative writing necessary to write a great book or better yet, get the elusive 6 figure book deal? And is the elusive 6 figure book deal really a good thing?
I knew I wasn’t alone in my quest to find out how the publishing industry works and thus, Literary Speaking was born.
Every week I get to chat with best-selling authors, agents and publishers and we usually have a book or two to give away to our loyal listeners who sign up for the newsletter & comment/share posts frequently on our Facebook page and Twitter account.
**Please note we have switched to a pre-recorded format. Shows will still be released on a weekly basis.
Author Susan Henderson shares her experience in writing, publishing and promoting her recent novel, The Flicker of Old Dreams. She'll share how she navigates the social scene as an introvert and how to network authentically without stepping a foot outside of...read more
Hosting your own book tour with author Tabitha Blankenbiller discusses the unique ways in which you can connect with book stores, local businesses and publications to promote your book. Tabitha toured with her debut memoir, Eats of Eden to rave reviews. Here she'll...read more
Best-selling Author Caroline Leavitt discusses her latest best-selling book, Cruel Beautiful World as well as her journey through writing and publishing over 9 novels. We'll discuss topics such as, how do you know your literary agent is a match? Should you hire a...read more
Fathers, Food & Memoir with Dawn Lerman & Crystal-lee Quibell discusses how to write a memoir that includes recipes and family memories. Dawn also shares how she began writing for the New York Times as a food columnist & secured her literary agent. Dawn...read more
Publishing a Cookbook with Allison Day and Crystal-Lee Quibell discusses how to write, pitch and publish your cookbook. Using her popular food blog as a growing platform to submit recipes to popular publications, Allison shares how she grew her audience, found her...read more
French Food & Memoir with Elizabeth Bard and Crystal-Lee Quibell discuss the delicious details of a writer’s life in France, writing about world travel, food and falling in love. Learn how to write a food memoir by interweaving recipes with personal stories....read more
Finding Your Narrative Voice with Zoe Zolbrod and Crystal-Lee Quibell discusses how to find your unique voice as a writer, the difference between writing fiction and memoir and what she’s learned as both a writer and editor for, The Rumpus. Zoe Zolbrod is the...read more
Green-light Your Book with Brooke Warner and Crystal-Lee Quibell discusses how to navigate the publishing world as an indie author. How should you promote your work? Learn how to succeed in the new era of book publishing without breaking the bank. Brooke Warner is the...read more
Navigating Book Auctions, Katy Simpson Smith and Crystal-Lee Quibell discuss Katy’s experience as a best-selling author going into a book auction, how to navigate the negotiation process and what to expect when more than one publisher is interested in your work. Katy...read more
The Ten Year Novel with Sari Wilson and Crystal-Lee Quibell discuss how Sari’s debut novel Girl Through Glass took ten years to write, how she incorporated a new character years later to create the perfect story and what she’s learned about writing fiction. Sari...read more