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Inspirational Indie Author Interview: Karl Drinkwater

Inspirational Indie Author Interview: Karl Drinkwater. Writer of Far-Away Space Operas Also Grounded in Real World as Green Party Politician

My ALLi author guest this episode is Karl Drinkwater, who writes dystopian space opera, dark suspense and diverse social fiction. But as he develops stories about far-off locales, he also writes with one eye on the real world. And that's where his writing meets his environmental advocacy and political life in the Green Party.
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Inspirational Indie Author Interview: Sarah Banham

Inspirational Indie Author Interview: Sarah Banham. Writer Refuses to be Pinned to a Single Genre

My guest this episode is Sarah Banham, an author who admits that she is so restless that she refuses to be pinned down to one genre. Her fiction and nonfiction work keep her excited about writing, and she also helps other authors find their own voices. It wasn't until she turned forty that she gained the confidence to do this on her own, and she has not stopped since.
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Inspirational Indie Author Interview: Jill Dobson.

Inspirational Indie Author Interview: Jill Dobson. Traditionally Published as a Teen, Author Gets Tired of Waiting Game and Goes Indie

My ALLi author guest this episode is Jill Dobson, whose story is a little different from the ones I usually tell on this podcast. She found a traditional publisher at a very young age—in fact, when she was a teenager. Then she endured decades of rejection or, even worse, being ignored. She recently went indie and felt like a weight was lifted. Now, it's up to readers to decide and not a nameless gatekeeper.
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Inspirational Indie Author Interview: Tiffany Obeng

Inspirational Indie Author Interview: Tiffany Obeng. Author Shows Diverse Kids—and Parents—That Their Career Choices Are Limitless

My ALLi author guest this episode is Tiffany Obeng, a children's book author from Houston, Texas, who also works in employment law. Through her job handling job-discrimination cases, she realized that black children like her own need to be aware of all the career choices they have. That's when she really started publishing her books with a mission.
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Inspirational Indie Author Interview: Victoria Goldman

Inspirational Indie Author Interview: Victoria Goldman. Author Writes Crime Fiction with a ‘Jewish Flavor’ and One Eye on Current Events

My ALLi author guest this episode is Victoria Goldman, an author of crime fiction who tried to go the traditional route, but her work was too difficult to categorize. So, she went indie, where her audience understands her unique voice. Part of that voice has to do with her Jewish identity and she writes with one eye on current events and the rise in antisemitism.
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Inspirational Indie Author Interview: Wayne Kelly

Inspirational Indie Author Interview: Wayne Kelly. Through Songs, Films, and Novels, British Author is a Born Storyteller

My ALLi author guest this episode is Wayne Kelly, an indie-published author of crime fiction. With a passion that spans songwriting, filmmaking, and novel writing, Wayne is a born storyteller who lives out his dream through multiple forms of media. In this conversation, Wayne opens up about his creative process and the unique journey that led him to where he is today.
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Inspirational Indie Author Interview: Ricardo Fayet

Inspirational Indie Author Interview: Ricardo Fayet. Reedsy Cofounder Helps Gather Indie Publishing Ecosystem

My ALLi author guest this episode is Ricardo Fayet, a cofounder of Reedsy, a marketplace connecting authors to editors, cover designers, book marketers, translators, and other professionals. As for Ricardo, when he's not coming up with new and expanded services for Reedsy, he's writing books on an important part of the publishing ecosystem: marketing.
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Inspirational Indie Author Interview: Alfred O'Neill

Inspirational Indie Author Interview: Alfred O’Neill. Mobster’s Son Turns Contradictions Into Thrilling Reads of ‘Love and Murder’

My ALLi author guest this episode is Alfred O'Neill, an author who took a rather unconventional childhood filled with contradictions and turned them into self-published thrillers. Alfred's father was a low-level mobster who nevertheless sent him to Quaker schools where they emphasized morality and love. Alfred delves into these dual ideas in his "Love and Murder" series of books.
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Inspirational Indie Author Interview. Alan Hesse

Inspirational Indie Author Interview. Alan Hesse: Conservationist’s Graphic Novels Illustrate What to do About Climate Change

My ALLi author guest this episode is Alan Hesse, a conservationist who found his way to indie publishing through his ability to reach kids and adults in his drawings. Alan's graphic novels about climate change entertain readers while also teaching them that there is something each of them can do to help save the earth.
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Inspirational Indie Author Interview. Maria Riegger

Inspirational Indie Author Interview. Maria Riegger: Lawyer Turns Childhood Trauma into Parenting Books, Helps Indie Authors Navigate Legal Landscape

My ALLi author guest this episode is Maria Riegger, who has many moving parts to her career, some of which might even seem at odds with one another. For example, she's a lawyer who is also very much into astrology. She also used her own childhood trauma to launch a series of parenting books so other children would not suffer the way she did. And she uses her legal expertise to help other indie publishers navigate issues like copyright law.
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Inspirational Indie Author Interview. Tanya Anne Crosby

Inspirational Indie Author Interview. Tanya Anne Crosby: Romance Author Went Indie to Defy the Tropes

My ALLi author guest this episode is Tanya Anne Crosby, who first found a traditional publisher, writing romance novels that consistently made the best-seller lists. Eventually, Tanya grew weary of the tropes she was expected to follow in her genre and longed to break barriers. That's when she decided to go indie. Now, she revels in the freedom this gives her as a writer. Not only that, she helps other authors achieve the same kind of success.
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