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BBAB 217: Bundle Up! The Writers Bundle Will Heat Up Your Writing

Brain Burps About Books Podcast #217

Bundle Up! The Writers Bundle Will Heat Up Your Writing

An Interview with Alexis Grant of The Write Life

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This Week's Guest is Alexis Grant!

This week’s guest is Alexis Grant. Alexis is an entrepreneurial writer and digital strategist, with a focus on careers and the workplace. All of her work falls under one umbrella: helping YOU create the life you want to live.

Alexis and I talk about
  • Why she created The Write Life and The Writer's Bundle.
  • How The Writer's Bundle can benefit YOU.
  • Who is part of The Writer's Bundle this year.
  • How you can be one of the first to get it!
Direct download: Bundle_Up_The_Writers_Bundle_will_Heat_Up_Your_Writing.mp3
Category:The Writing Life -- posted at: 9:07pm EDT

BBAB 216 : Going to Sea with Dr. Bob Ballard

Brain Burps About Books Podcast #216

Going to Sea with Dr. Bob Ballard

An Interview with Scholastic Author Karen Romano Young

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Contributors
This Week's Guest is Karen Romano Young!

This week’s guest is Karen Romano Young. She is an author, illustrator, science communicator, comic creator, and deep sea diver. Her work includes graphic novels and science articles, young adult and middle grade novels, and books about the ocean and animals.

Karen and I talk about

• How Karen got to dive to the bottom of the ocean in Alvin.
• Writing for NASA, Wood’s Hole, extreme outreach.
• Did you know the NY Times is written so a 12-year-old can read it?
• Going to sea with Dr. Bob Ballard.
• Hydro-thermal vents 40 years after Dr. Ballard discovered them.
Nautiluslive.org
• Mapping parts of the ocean with robot submarines.
• Hundred Percent.
• Sea Turtle Rescue.
• Doodlebug.


BBAB 215 : What Did the Fox Say?

Brain Burps About Books Podcast #215

What Does the Fox Say?

How Janet Fox Used Video to Get a Book Deal

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 Contributors

  • Julie Falatko reviews Goodnight Already by Jory John and illustrated by Benji Davies.
This Week's Guest is Janet Fox!

 

Janet Fox likes writing history, mystery, romance, and adventure novels... but mostly she likes writing for and about the child – the teen – she still is inside. She lives in Montana, surrounded by mountains and in the company of her husband and their rambunctious yellow lab.

Janet and I talk about
  • How she sold a book based a video she created! (Now, do you believe writers should be making videos?)
  • Her work in choosing speakers for book festivals.
  • How video informs who she chooses to invite.
Direct download: What_Did_the_Fox_Say.mp3
Category:Children's Book Publishing -- posted at: 3:41pm EDT

BBAB 214: Is It Actually Better to Be Traditionally Published?

Brain Burps About Books Podcast #214

Is It Actually Better to Be Traditionally Published?

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This Week's Guest is Julia Suzuki!

This week’s guest is Julia Suzuki, author of the The Land of Dragor: Book 1: The Gift of Charms (Land of Dragor 1).

Julia and I talk about

• How did she get 63,000 followers on Twitter with only 1,300 tweets?
• How she controls her social media schedule.
• The start of her career and selling over 10,000 books
• How Julia got national press
• Is getting traditionally published the holy grail?