Category Archives: Genres

Every genre has its stated and unstated rules whether it is a Mystery, Romance, Western, Sci-Fi, or Techno-thriller. Learn the mastery of the rules and marketing to people who want to read what you write in this ongoing series of guest experts.

Donna Winters – Writing Regional Historical Romances

On December 14th, 2011 Irene Watson and Tyler R. Tichelaar spoke with romance author, publisher, and entrepreneur Donna Winters about writing regional historical romances.  Donna Winters and her husband Fred Winters are the owners of Bigwater Publishing. Since 1989 they have released … Continue reading

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Karl Beckstrand – Publishing and Selling Activity Books

On October 20th, 2011 Irene Watson and Victor R. Volkman spoke with children’s author and publisher Karl Beckstrand.  Since 2004 he has run his own publishing company Premio Publishing and a Spanish language imprint Gozo Books—producing captivating stories, ads, and scripts. … Continue reading

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Susan Violante – Writing Your Book with Oral History Techniques

 On October 5th, 2011 Victor R. Volkman and Donna Winters spoke with writer, broadcaster, and historical fiction writer Susan Violante about incorporating research from oral history into fiction and non-fiction contexts.  In 2010, she published her Young Adult novel Innocent War: … Continue reading

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Barbara Techel – Selling Books Through School and Library Author Appearances

On September 15th, 2011 Irene Watson and Victor R. Volkman spoke with children’s author, publisher, and marketing guru Barbara Techel. She is the award-winning author of the Frankie the Walk ‘N Roll Dog book series. She has shared her story … Continue reading

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Tom Cornett – Writing Humor and Satire

On July 21, 2011 Irene Watson and Victor R. Volkman spoke with humorist and songwriter Tom Cornett. He is a Midwestern writer who has collaborated with country singers in Nashville as well as writing and co-writing novelty (comedy) songs and … Continue reading

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