Shelved Books Podcast

Shelved Books Podcast

Hey Shelvies! Welcome to the Shelved Books Podcast, where every writer has a story to tell and it’s not what you think. Every week, we chat with a special guest about what makes a writer shelve a work in progress? We explore what it takes to break up with a story and is it still possible to dust off a manuscript that’s been collecting dust for years. Available wherever you listen to podcasts. read less
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Author Sierra Godfrey | Interesting New Way to Develop Well-Rounded Characters
Jul 27 2023
Author Sierra Godfrey | Interesting New Way to Develop Well-Rounded Characters
Hey Shelvies! In this week’s episode, we are joined by Sierra Godfrey, author of women’s fiction such as A Very Typical Family and The Second Chance Hotel. As a technical writer by day, Sierra knows how to make complicated subjects more easily understood. But when it came to plotting her first novel, she hit a stumbling block. After first trying to rewrite it to fix the issues, she realized she needed to shelve the story. But she reused the same core sibling premise to write her next book, and that became her first published novel—proving once again that shelved books can be un-shelved successfully. Oh, and she might describe a character development idea that involves your character’s purse or wallet! (It blew our minds!) Come have some fun with us as you listen to our captivating stories and then share your own! We’re looking forward to hearing about your shelved book! #writingtipsandtricks #amedit #amediting #amwriting #writer #motivation #writingtips #writingtipsandtricks #highconcept #womensfiction #writingtips #romance Podcast Links Twitter: @shelvedbookspod Instagram: @shelvedbookspod Anchor: https://anchor.fm/shelved-books-podcast Spotify: https://open.spotify.com/show/22vU5nd4mLsmLw0BjBWQDa Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/shelvedbookspod TikTok: @shelvedbookspod Podcast Email: shelvedbookspodcast@gmail.com Angie's Links Twitter: https://twitter.com/AngieSandro FB Page: http://www.facebook.com/pages/Angie-Sandro/253044268078356 Amazon: http://www.amazon.com/Angie-Sandro/e/B00HUXNWHI/ YT: https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCuBNkUMD0W7SAPYJzz40y-A Christie's Links Twitter: https://twitter.com/ChristieBerman FB page: https://www.facebook.com/ChristieBermanAuthor Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/Christie.Berman Kate's Links Twitter: https://twitter.com/WriteWithKate Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/kateevangelistawrites/ FB Page: https://www.facebook.com/WriteWithKate/ YT: https://www.youtube.com/c/KateEvangelista/ Amazon: https://www.amazon.com/Kate-Evangelista/e/B007Z723R4/ DJ Caz: https://www.cjedmunds.com/ Photographs used in the creation of the thumbnail can be purchased from their creator(s) (aroas) on Deposit Photos: https://depositphotos.com Affiliate Disclaimer: This description may contain affiliate links. If you make a purchase from any of these links, the hosts of the Shelved Books Podcast or our guests may receive a small Commission at no extra cost to you. You can always choose to use different links. Thank you for supporting this channel so we can keep making amazing podcasts for you to enjoy. #author #authortube #authorvlog #authorpodcast #writing #writer #writerslifewednesdays #writingtips #writingadvice #writingplaylist #writingabook #novel #amwritingpodcast #amwriting #amediting #ameditor #amedit #publishers #publishing #publishonamazon #querying #queryingagents #queryingliteraryagents #writingqueryletter #sprinting #writingsprint #writingskills #writingstyle #writingsoftware #writingstory #nanowrimo #nanowrimo2023 #nanowrimoprep #nanowrimopreptobers #nanowrimosprint #nanowrimowritingsprints #writingtips #writinghacks #selfpublishing #selfpublish #selfpublishingtitans
Picture Book & MG Author A.J. Sass | Just Vibes, Finding Writing Community, Model What I Want to See
Jul 20 2023
Picture Book & MG Author A.J. Sass | Just Vibes, Finding Writing Community, Model What I Want to See
Hey Shelvies! In this week’s episode, we welcome Andrew “A.J.” Sass, acclaimed author of MG books like Ana on the Edge, Ellen Outside the Lines, and Camp QUILTBAG. Andrew started his writing career fresh out of law school after realizing that instead of being a lawyer he would prefer to become an author. His first few stories were YA books that he couldn’t finish because of plotting issues. But after registering for a writing class and learning about story structure, he had an idea for an MG story, and well, the rest is history. Our conversation with Andrew also leads us into a wonderful discussion about the necessity for sensitivity readers and greater diversity in publishing. Come have some fun with us as you listen to our entertaining, and at times emotional stories, and then share your own! We’re looking forward to hearing about your shelved book! #writingtipsandtricks #amedit #amediting #amwriting #writer #motivation #writingtips #writingtipsandtricks #middlegrade #middlegradebooks Podcast Links Twitter: @shelvedbookspod Instagram: @shelvedbookspod Anchor: https://anchor.fm/shelved-books-podcast Spotify: https://open.spotify.com/show/22vU5nd4mLsmLw0BjBWQDa Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/shelvedbookspod TikTok: @shelvedbookspod Podcast Email: shelvedbookspodcast@gmail.com Angie's Links Twitter: https://twitter.com/AngieSandro FB Page: http://www.facebook.com/pages/Angie-Sandro/253044268078356 Amazon: http://www.amazon.com/Angie-Sandro/e/B00HUXNWHI/ YT: https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCuBNkUMD0W7SAPYJzz40y-A Christie's Links Twitter: https://twitter.com/ChristieBerman FB page: https://www.facebook.com/ChristieBermanAuthor Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/Christie.Berman Kate's Links Twitter: https://twitter.com/WriteWithKate Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/kateevangelistawrites/ FB Page: https://www.facebook.com/WriteWithKate/ YT: https://www.youtube.com/c/KateEvangelista/ Amazon: https://www.amazon.com/Kate-Evangelista/e/B007Z723R4/ DJ Caz: https://www.cjedmunds.com/ Photographs used in the creation of the thumbnail can be purchased from their creator(s) (aroas) on Deposit Photos: https://depositphotos.com Affiliate Disclaimer: This description may contain affiliate links. If you make a purchase from any of these links, the hosts of the Shelved Books Podcast or our guests may receive a small Commission at no extra cost to you. You can always choose to use different links. Thank you for supporting this channel so we can keep making amazing podcasts for you to enjoy. #author #authortube #authorvlog #authorpodcast #writing #writer #writerslifewednesdays #writingtips #writingadvice #writingplaylist #writingabook #novel #amwritingpodcast #amwriting #amediting #ameditor #amedit #publishers #publishing #publishonamazon #querying #queryingagents #queryingliteraryagents #writingqueryletter #sprinting #writingsprint #writingskills #writingstyle #writingsoftware #writingstory #nanowrimo #nanowrimo2023 #nanowrimoprep #nanowrimopreptobers #nanowrimosprint #nanowrimowritingsprints #writingtips #writinghacks #selfpublishing #selfpublish #selfpublishingtitans
Thriller Author Samantha Downing | How a Pantster Throws Away 90% of her Manuscripts
Jul 13 2023
Thriller Author Samantha Downing | How a Pantster Throws Away 90% of her Manuscripts
Hey Shelvies! In this week’s episode, we are joined by Samantha Downing, internationally bestselling author of suspense and thriller novels such as “My Lovely Wife”. Samantha recounts how she was an avid reader from her early childhood and taught herself to write, going through multiple genres before choosing thrillers. As a true pantser, with no use for outlines, post-its, or spreadsheets, she uses only 1 word file the entire time she’s writing her book, and often throws away ideas (90% of them!) after the first 20K if she isn’t happy with the direction of the story. Oh, and she might do something no other author has ever done on the podcast: leave all three hosts completely speechless! Come have some fun with us as you listen to our captivating stories and then share your own! We’re looking forward to hearing about your shelved book! #amedit #amediting #amwriting #writer #motivation #writingtips #writingtipsandtricks #writingtipsandtricks #amedit #amediting #amwriting #writer #motivation #writingtips #writingtipsandtricks #serialkiller #mylovelywife #thriller #thrillerfiction Podcast Links Twitter: @shelvedbookspod Instagram: @shelvedbookspod Anchor: https://anchor.fm/shelved-books-podcast Spotify: https://open.spotify.com/show/22vU5nd4mLsmLw0BjBWQDa Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/shelvedbookspod TikTok: @shelvedbookspod Podcast Email: shelvedbookspodcast@gmail.com Angie's Links Twitter: https://twitter.com/AngieSandro FB Page: http://www.facebook.com/pages/Angie-Sandro/253044268078356 Amazon: http://www.amazon.com/Angie-Sandro/e/B00HUXNWHI/ YT: https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCuBNkUMD0W7SAPYJzz40y-A Christie's Links Twitter: https://twitter.com/ChristieBerman FB page: https://www.facebook.com/ChristieBermanAuthor Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/Christie.Berman Kate's Links Twitter: https://twitter.com/WriteWithKate Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/kateevangelistawrites/ FB Page: https://www.facebook.com/WriteWithKate/ YT: https://www.youtube.com/c/KateEvangelista/ Amazon: https://www.amazon.com/Kate-Evangelista/e/B007Z723R4/ DJ Caz: https://www.cjedmunds.com/ Photographs used in the creation of the thumbnail can be purchased from their creators on Deposit Photos: https://depositphotos.com Affiliate Disclaimer: This description may contain affiliate links. If you make a purchase from any of these links, the hosts of the Shelved Books Podcast or our guests may receive a small Commission at no extra cost to you. You can always choose to use different links. Thank you for supporting this channel so we can keep making amazing podcasts for you to enjoy. #author #authortube #authorvlog #authorpodcast #writing #writer #writerslifewednesdays #writingtips #writingadvice #writingplaylist #writingabook #novel #amwritingpodcast #amwriting #amediting #ameditor #amedit #publishers #publishing #publishonamazon #querying #queryingagents #queryingliteraryagents #writingqueryletter #sprinting #writingsprint #writingskills #writingstyle #writingsoftware #writingstory #nanowrimo #nanowrimo2023 #nanowrimoprep #nanowrimopreptobers #nanowrimosprint #nanowrimowritingsprints #writingtips #writinghacks #selfpublishing #selfpublish #selfpublishingtitans
Lyra Parish | Queen of Self-Publishing
Jul 6 2023
Lyra Parish | Queen of Self-Publishing
Hey Shelvies! In this week’s episode, we meet contemporary and dark romance author Lyra Parish, aka Courtney Young, and half of the Kennedy Fox writing duo. Unlike other episodes, Lyra’s shelved book story consists of an entire series which she recently retired from her self-published collection. We discuss the reasons why she removed it, along with how she works with collaborators, and the importance of treating your writing like a business. Lyra also offers advice on hiring (and firing) editors and how she keeps track of her finances. Oh, and she may also reveal the trifecta required to succeed in self-publishing. And with 52 successfully published books to back up her claim, we think that makes her the Queen of Self-Publication. Come have some fun with us as you listen to this self-pub masterclass and then share your own! We’re looking forward to hearing about your shelved book! #writingtipsandtricks #amedit #amediting #amwriting #writer #motivation #writingtips #writingtipsandtricks #romance #romancebooktube #historicalromance #romancebooks #romancebooktuber #romancebooklover Podcast Links Twitter: @shelvedbookspod Instagram: @shelvedbookspod Anchor: https://anchor.fm/shelved-books-podcast Spotify: https://open.spotify.com/show/22vU5nd4mLsmLw0BjBWQDa Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/shelvedbookspod TikTok: @shelvedbookspod Podcast Email: shelvedbookspodcast@gmail.com Angie's Links Twitter: https://twitter.com/AngieSandro FB Page: http://www.facebook.com/pages/Angie-Sandro/253044268078356 Amazon: http://www.amazon.com/Angie-Sandro/e/B00HUXNWHI/ YT: https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCuBNkUMD0W7SAPYJzz40y-A Christie's Links Twitter: https://twitter.com/ChristieBerman FB page: https://www.facebook.com/ChristieBermanAuthor Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/Christie.Berman Kate's Links Twitter: https://twitter.com/WriteWithKate Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/kateevangelistawrites/ FB Page: https://www.facebook.com/WriteWithKate/ YT: https://www.youtube.com/c/KateEvangelista/ Amazon: https://www.amazon.com/Kate-Evangelista/e/B007Z723R4/ DJ Caz: https://www.cjedmunds.com/ Photographs used in the creation of the thumbnail can be purchased from their creators on Deposit Photos: https://depositphotos.com Affiliate Disclaimer: This description may contain affiliate links. If you make a purchase from any of these links, the hosts of the Shelved Books Podcast or our guests may receive a small Commission at no extra cost to you. You can always choose to use different links. Thank you for supporting this channel so we can keep making amazing podcasts for you to enjoy. #author #authortube #authorvlog #authorpodcast #writing #writer #writerslifewednesdays #writingtips #writingadvice #writingplaylist #writingabook #novel #amwritingpodcast #amwriting #amediting #ameditor #amedit #publishers #publishing #publishonamazon #querying #queryingagents #queryingliteraryagents #writingqueryletter #sprinting #writingsprint #writingskills #writingstyle #writingsoftware #writingstory #nanowrimo #nanowrimo2023 #nanowrimoprep #nanowrimopreptobers #nanowrimosprint #nanowrimowritingsprints #writingtips #writinghacks #selfpublishing #selfpublish #selfpublishingtitans
Lindsay Currie | Planting Legos
Jun 29 2023
Lindsay Currie | Planting Legos
Hey, Shelvies! On this week’s episode, we welcome award-winning author of spooky middle-grade novels, Lindsay Currie. Her shelved book story begins when she walked by a little boutique hotel in her neighborhood one day. Instead of simply passing by, she decided to go in to explore and feed her curiosity. As she looked around, her creative side took over and an idea for a book came to life. But the story Lindsay would write was different from her usual genre and would eventually be shelved. For now. Because Lindsay believes that shelving a book is like Planting Legos: you can harvest pieces of it later to build a new story. Come have some fun with us as you listen to our uplifting stories, and then share your own! We’re looking forward to hearing about your shelved book! #writingtipsandtricks #amedit #amediting #amwriting #writer #motivation #writingtips #writingtipsandtricks #romance #romancebooktube #historicalromance #romancebooks #romancebooktuber #romancebooklover Podcast Links Twitter: @shelvedbookspod Instagram: @shelvedbookspod Anchor: https://anchor.fm/shelved-books-podcast Spotify: https://open.spotify.com/show/22vU5nd4mLsmLw0BjBWQDa Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/shelvedbookspod TikTok: @shelvedbookspod Podcast Email: shelvedbookspodcast@gmail.com Angie's Links Twitter: https://twitter.com/AngieSandro FB Page: http://www.facebook.com/pages/Angie-Sandro/253044268078356 Amazon: http://www.amazon.com/Angie-Sandro/e/B00HUXNWHI/ YT: https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCuBNkUMD0W7SAPYJzz40y-A Christie's Links Twitter: https://twitter.com/ChristieBerman FB page: https://www.facebook.com/ChristieBermanAuthor Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/Christie.Berman Kate's Links Twitter: https://twitter.com/WriteWithKate Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/kateevangelistawrites/ FB Page: https://www.facebook.com/WriteWithKate/ YT: https://www.youtube.com/c/KateEvangelista/ Amazon: https://www.amazon.com/Kate-Evangelista/e/B007Z723R4/ DJ Caz: https://www.cjedmunds.com/ Photographs used in the creation of the thumbnail can be purchased from their creators on Deposit Photos: https://depositphotos.com Affiliate Disclaimer: This description may contain affiliate links. If you make a purchase from any of these links, the hosts of the Shelved Books Podcast or our guests may receive a small Commission at no extra cost to you. You can always choose to use different links. Thank you for supporting this channel so we can keep making amazing podcasts for you to enjoy. #author #authortube #authorvlog #authorpodcast #writing #writer #writerslifewednesdays #writingtips #writingadvice #writingplaylist #writingabook #novel #amwritingpodcast #amwriting #amediting #ameditor #amedit #publishers #publishing #publishonamazon #querying #queryingagents #queryingliteraryagents #writingqueryletter #sprinting #writingsprint #writingskills #writingstyle #writingsoftware #writingstory #nanowrimo #nanowrimo2023 #nanowrimoprep #nanowrimopreptobers #nanowrimosprint #nanowrimowritingsprints #writingtips #writinghacks #selfpublishing #selfpublish #selfpublishingtitans
Science Fiction Author Mike Chen | Star Wars, Perfecting Act I, Brutally Diplomatic Critiquing
Jun 22 2023
Science Fiction Author Mike Chen | Star Wars, Perfecting Act I, Brutally Diplomatic Critiquing
Hey Shelvies! In this week’s episode, we meet Mike Chen, acclaimed science fiction author of “Here And Now And Then” and “Vampire Weekend.” Although Mike has a degree in aerospace engineering, we soon discover that writing has always held a special place in his heart. We discuss his two shelved books, set aside mostly because of plotting issues, and the importance of great critique partners, with whom he refined his outlining skills. He also developed a method for writing that cuts his need for editing: he perfects the first act before moving on to the rest of the book (we will be trying that too!) Oh, and he may reveal how he and his partner, Sierra Godfrey, were the web developers for Jessica Sinsheimer’s famous manuscript wishlist website. That’s right, querying royalty is in the house! Come have some fun with us as you listen to this incredible story and then share your own! We’re looking forward to hearing about your shelved book! #amedit #amediting #amwriting #writer #motivation #writingtips #writingtipsandtricks #romance #cozymysteries #romcozy #mystery #renaissancefestival #renfaire #gabbyallan #mistysimon #romancebooktube #historicalromance #romancebooks #romancebooktuber #romancebooklover Podcast Links Twitter: @shelvedbookspod Instagram: @shelvedbookspod Anchor: https://anchor.fm/shelved-books-podcast Spotify: https://open.spotify.com/show/22vU5nd4mLsmLw0BjBWQDa Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/shelvedbookspod TikTok: @shelvedbookspod Podcast Email: shelvedbookspodcast@gmail.com Angie's Links Twitter: https://twitter.com/AngieSandro FB Page: http://www.facebook.com/pages/Angie-Sandro/253044268078356 Amazon: http://www.amazon.com/Angie-Sandro/e/B00HUXNWHI/ YT: https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCuBNkUMD0W7SAPYJzz40y-A Christie's Links Twitter: https://twitter.com/ChristieBerman FB page: https://www.facebook.com/ChristieBermanAuthor Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/Christie.Berman Kate's Links Twitter: https://twitter.com/WriteWithKate Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/kateevangelistawrites/ FB Page: https://www.facebook.com/WriteWithKate/ YT: https://www.youtube.com/c/KateEvangelista/ Amazon: https://www.amazon.com/Kate-Evangelista/e/B007Z723R4/ DJ Caz: https://www.cjedmunds.com/ Photographs used in the creation of the thumbnail can be purchased from their creators on Deposit Photos: https://depositphotos.com Affiliate Disclaimer: This description may contain affiliate links. If you make a purchase from any of these links, the hosts of the Shelved Books Podcast or our guests may receive a small Commission at no extra cost to you. You can always choose to use different links. Thank you for supporting this channel so we can keep making amazing podcasts for you to enjoy. #author #authortube #authorvlog #authorpodcast #writing #writer #writerslifewednesdays #writingtips #writingadvice #writingplaylist #writingabook #novel #amwritingpodcast #amwriting #amediting #ameditor #amedit #publishers #publishing #publishonamazon #querying #queryingagents #queryingliteraryagents #writingqueryletter #sprinting #writingsprint #writingskills #writingstyle #writingsoftware #writingstory #nanowrimo #nanowrimo2023 #nanowrimoprep #nanowrimopreptobers #nanowrimosprint #nanowrimowritingsprints #writingtips #writinghacks #selfpublishing #selfpublish #selfpublishingtitans
MG Sport Fiction Author Steven Carman | Is Donating the Proceeds of his Novel to Sunshine Foundation
Jun 15 2023
MG Sport Fiction Author Steven Carman | Is Donating the Proceeds of his Novel to Sunshine Foundation
Hey Shelvies! In this week’s episode, we are joined by Steve Carman, author of MG sport fiction, including Southpaw Sully. Steve began writing his shelved book on the hour-long train ride to and from work. After querying his manuscript and getting rejections, Steve decided to reach for his true passion: sports. As a reluctant reader himself, Steve knew that a story like baseball star Jim Abbott’s would inspire new readers. And he was right! Even better, in collaboration with his publisher, Elephant’s Bookshelf Press, all the profits from the sale of his new book will be donated to the Sunshine Foundation!! Come learn how Steve believes in Failing Forward as you listen to our captivating and heartwarming stories and then share your own! We’re looking forward to hearing about your shelved book! #amediting #amwriting #writer #motivation #writingtips #writingtipsandtricks #sports #sportsfiction #middlegradebooks #middlegradebooks #jimabbott Podcast Links Twitter: @shelvedbookspod Instagram: @shelvedbookspod Anchor: https://anchor.fm/shelved-books-podcast Spotify: https://open.spotify.com/show/22vU5nd4mLsmLw0BjBWQDa Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/shelvedbookspod TikTok: @shelvedbookspod Podcast Email: shelvedbookspodcast@gmail.com Angie's Links Twitter: https://twitter.com/AngieSandro FB Page: http://www.facebook.com/pages/Angie-Sandro/253044268078356 Amazon: http://www.amazon.com/Angie-Sandro/e/B00HUXNWHI/ YT: https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCuBNkUMD0W7SAPYJzz40y-A Christie's Links Twitter: https://twitter.com/ChristieBerman FB page: https://www.facebook.com/ChristieBermanAuthor Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/Christie.Berman Kate's Links Twitter: https://twitter.com/WriteWithKate Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/kateevangelistawrites/ FB Page: https://www.facebook.com/WriteWithKate/ YT: https://www.youtube.com/c/KateEvangelista/ Amazon: https://www.amazon.com/Kate-Evangelista/e/B007Z723R4/ DJ Caz: https://www.cjedmunds.com/ Photographs used in the creation of the thumbnail can be purchased from their creators on Deposit Photos: https://depositphotos.com Affiliate Disclaimer: This description may contain affiliate links. If you make a purchase from any of these links, the hosts of the Shelved Books Podcast or our guests may receive a small Commission at no extra cost to you. You can always choose to use different links. Thank you for supporting this channel so we can keep making amazing podcasts for you to enjoy. #author #authortube #authorvlog #authorpodcast #writing #writer #writerslifewednesdays #writingtips #writingadvice #writingplaylist #writingabook #novel #amwritingpodcast #amwriting #amediting #ameditor #amedit #publishers #publishing #publishonamazon #querying #queryingagents #queryingliteraryagents #writingqueryletter #sprinting #writingsprint #writingskills #writingstyle #writingsoftware #writingstory #nanowrimo #nanowrimo2023 #nanowrimoprep #nanowrimopreptobers #nanowrimosprint #nanowrimowritingsprints #writingtips #writinghacks #selfpublishing #selfpublish #selfpublishingtitans
Romance Author Dominic Lim | Musical Theater to Literary Fiction to Writing his Debut Romance Novel
Jun 8 2023
Romance Author Dominic Lim | Musical Theater to Literary Fiction to Writing his Debut Romance Novel
Hey Shelvies! In this week’s episode, we welcome Filipino debut author of All The Right Notes, Dominic Lim. Dominic’s road to writing began with a few detours. Early on, he moved to NYC where he worked at a law firm in between acting and singing roles. A few years later, back on the West Coast, he pursued a graduate degree in Early Music. Only then did Dominic begin to write, incorporating his love for acting and music into his stories. And the rest is history. Dominic believes that everything happens for a reason, and you should Shoot For The Stars! Oh, and he might also reveal a mind-blowing audiobook story!!! Come have some fun with us as you listen to our uplifting stories, and then share your own! We’re looking forward to hearing about your shelved book! #writingtipsandtricks #amedit #amediting #amwriting #writer #motivation #writingtips #writingtipsandtricks #romance #cozymysteries #romcozy #mystery #renaissancefestival #renfaire #gabbyallan #mistysimon #romancebooktube #historicalromance #romancebooks #romancebooktuber #romancebooklover Podcast Links Twitter: @shelvedbookspod Instagram: @shelvedbookspod Anchor: https://anchor.fm/shelved-books-podcast Spotify: https://open.spotify.com/show/22vU5nd4mLsmLw0BjBWQDa Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/shelvedbookspod TikTok: @shelvedbookspod Podcast Email: shelvedbookspodcast@gmail.com Angie's Links Twitter: https://twitter.com/AngieSandro FB Page: http://www.facebook.com/pages/Angie-Sandro/253044268078356 Amazon: http://www.amazon.com/Angie-Sandro/e/B00HUXNWHI/ YT: https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCuBNkUMD0W7SAPYJzz40y-A Christie's Links Twitter: https://twitter.com/ChristieBerman FB page: https://www.facebook.com/ChristieBermanAuthor Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/Christie.Berman Kate's Links Twitter: https://twitter.com/WriteWithKate Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/kateevangelistawrites/ FB Page: https://www.facebook.com/WriteWithKate/ YT: https://www.youtube.com/c/KateEvangelista/ Amazon: https://www.amazon.com/Kate-Evangelista/e/B007Z723R4/ DJ Caz: https://www.cjedmunds.com/ Photographs used in the creation of the thumbnail can be purchased from their creators on Deposit Photos: https://depositphotos.com Affiliate Disclaimer: This description may contain affiliate links. If you make a purchase from any of these links, the hosts of the Shelved Books Podcast or our guests may receive a small Commission at no extra cost to you. You can always choose to use different links. Thank you for supporting this channel so we can keep making amazing podcasts for you to enjoy. #author #authortube #authorvlog #authorpodcast #writing #writer #writerslifewednesdays #writingtips #writingadvice #writingplaylist #writingabook #novel #amwritingpodcast #amwriting #amediting #ameditor #amedit #publishers #publishing #publishonamazon #querying #queryingagents #queryingliteraryagents #writingqueryletter #sprinting #writingsprint #writingskills #writingstyle #writingsoftware #writingstory #nanowrimo #nanowrimo2023 #nanowrimoprep #nanowrimopreptobers #nanowrimosprint #nanowrimowritingsprints #writingtips #writinghacks #selfpublishing #selfpublish #selfpublishingtitans
O.G. RomCozy Author Misty Simon on Blending Romance & Cozy Mystery into a Heartwarming New Sub-genre
Jun 1 2023
O.G. RomCozy Author Misty Simon on Blending Romance & Cozy Mystery into a Heartwarming New Sub-genre
Hey Shelvies! In this week’s episode, author and originator of the term Rom-Cozy, Misty Simon (aka Gabby Allan), joins us with the hilarious stories of her shelved books, and so many more tales about her life. We discuss how her first submission to Harlequin led to her being told to take a writing class; how she discovered the “rules” of cozy mysteries and then decided to break them a little; how she uses mind-mapping to plan her books; how interacting with her fans brings her so much joy. And joy is also what Misty brought to us! Come have some fun with us as you listen to our uplifting and thought-provoking stories, and then share your own! We’re looking forward to hearing about your shelved book too! #writingtipsandtricks #amedit #amediting #amwriting #writer #motivation #writingtips #writingtipsandtricks #romance #cozymysteries #romcozy #mystery #renaissancefestival #renfaire #gabbyallan #mistysimon #romancebooktube #historicalromance #romancebooks #romancebooktuber #romancebooklover Podcast Links Twitter: @shelvedbookspod Instagram: @shelvedbookspod Anchor: https://anchor.fm/shelved-books-podcast Spotify: https://open.spotify.com/show/22vU5nd4mLsmLw0BjBWQDa Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/shelvedbookspod TikTok: @shelvedbookspod Podcast Email: shelvedbookspodcast@gmail.com Angie's Links Twitter: https://twitter.com/AngieSandro FB Page: http://www.facebook.com/pages/Angie-Sandro/253044268078356 Amazon: http://www.amazon.com/Angie-Sandro/e/B00HUXNWHI/ YT: https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCuBNkUMD0W7SAPYJzz40y-A Christie's Links Twitter: https://twitter.com/ChristieBerman FB page: https://www.facebook.com/ChristieBermanAuthor Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/Christie.Berman Kate's Links Twitter: https://twitter.com/WriteWithKate Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/kateevangelistawrites/ FB Page: https://www.facebook.com/WriteWithKate/ YT: https://www.youtube.com/c/KateEvangelista/ Amazon: https://www.amazon.com/Kate-Evangelista/e/B007Z723R4/ DJ Caz: https://www.cjedmunds.com/ Photographs used in the creation of the thumbnail can be purchased from their creators on Deposit Photos: https://depositphotos.com Affiliate Disclaimer: This description may contain affiliate links. If you make a purchase from any of these links, the hosts of the Shelved Books Podcast or our guests may receive a small Commission at no extra cost to you. You can always choose to use different links. Thank you for supporting this channel so we can keep making amazing podcasts for you to enjoy. #author #authortube #authorvlog #authorpodcast #writing #writer #writerslifewednesdays #writingtips #writingadvice #writingplaylist #writingabook #novel #amwritingpodcast #amwriting #amediting #ameditor #amedit #publishers #publishing #publishonamazon #querying #queryingagents #queryingliteraryagents #writingqueryletter #sprinting #writingsprint #writingskills #writingstyle #writingsoftware #writingstory #nanowrimo #nanowrimo2023 #nanowrimoprep #nanowrimopreptobers #nanowrimosprint #nanowrimowritingsprints #writingtips #writinghacks #selfpublishing #selfpublish #selfpublishingtitans
Thriller Adult & YA Author Wendy Heard | Outline Your Novel Until the Dark Night of the Soul
May 25 2023
Thriller Adult & YA Author Wendy Heard | Outline Your Novel Until the Dark Night of the Soul
Hey Shelvies! In this week’s episode, we welcome Wendy Heard, author of thrillers like Hunting Annabelle, We’ll Never Tell, and You Can Trust Me. Wendy wrote her first completed book at the tender age of nineteen with a “very deep” literary novel. After a round of brutal rejections, she stopped writing for ten years, only picking up her author’s pen again with a story that nagged at her, the book of her heart. When that book was rejected also, she decided to read craft books and improve her plotting skills. That’s when she got her agent. Wendy details her plotting system where she plans her story only to the Dark Night of the Soul, and then writes the perfect ending. And oh, do we love Wendy’s book endings!!! Come have some fun with us as you listen to our entertaining stories and then share your own! We’re looking forward to hearing about your shelved book! #writingtipsandtricks #amedit #amediting #amwriting #writer #motivation #writingtips #writingtipsandtricks #serialkiller #HuntingAnnabelle #ya #thriller #thrillerfiction Podcast Links Twitter: @shelvedbookspod Instagram: @shelvedbookspod Anchor: https://anchor.fm/shelved-books-podcast Spotify: https://open.spotify.com/show/22vU5nd4mLsmLw0BjBWQDa Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/shelvedbookspod TikTok: @shelvedbookspod Podcast Email: shelvedbookspodcast@gmail.com Angie's Links Twitter: https://twitter.com/AngieSandro FB Page: http://www.facebook.com/pages/Angie-Sandro/253044268078356 Amazon: http://www.amazon.com/Angie-Sandro/e/B00HUXNWHI/ YT: https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCuBNkUMD0W7SAPYJzz40y-A Christie's Links Twitter: https://twitter.com/ChristieBerman FB page: https://www.facebook.com/ChristieBermanAuthor Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/Christie.Berman Kate's Links Twitter: https://twitter.com/WriteWithKate Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/kateevangelistawrites/ FB Page: https://www.facebook.com/WriteWithKate/ YT: https://www.youtube.com/c/KateEvangelista/ Amazon: https://www.amazon.com/Kate-Evangelista/e/B007Z723R4/ DJ Caz: https://www.cjedmunds.com/ Photographs used in the creation of the thumbnail can be purchased from their creators on Deposit Photos: https://depositphotos.com Affiliate Disclaimer: This description may contain affiliate links. If you make a purchase from any of these links, the hosts of the Shelved Books Podcast or our guests may receive a small commission at no extra cost to you. You can always choose to use different links. Thank you for supporting this channel so we can keep making amazing podcasts for you to enjoy. #author #authortube #authorvlog #authorpodcast #writing #writer #writerslifewednesdays #writingtips #writingadvice #writingplaylist #writingabook #novel #amwritingpodcast #amwriting #amediting #ameditor #amedit #publishers #publishing #publishonamazon #querying #queryingagents #queryingliteraryagents #writingqueryletter #sprinting #writingsprint #writingskills #writingstyle #writingsoftware #writingstory #nanowrimo #nanowrimo2023 #nanowrimoprep #nanowrimopreptobers #nanowrimosprint #nanowrimowritingsprints #writingtips #writinghacks #selfpublishing #selfpublish #selfpublishingtitans
Bestselling Author and Podcaster Marissa Meyer | Tales Retold
May 18 2023
Bestselling Author and Podcaster Marissa Meyer | Tales Retold
Hey Shelvies! On this week’s episode, we are joined by NYT bestselling author of fairytale retellings, including the Lunar Chronicles Series, Marissa Meyer. The first time Marissa attempted a fairytale retelling, she chose the Norwegian story “East of the Sun, West of the Moon,” a story which she loved. From the encouraging comments of fellow writers and her college professor, Marissa thought this could be ‘the one’ that got her published. Until she read “East” by Edith Pattou, and then even more retellings of the same story, all done very well. Feeling disheartened, Marissa shelved the book before it was even finished and moved on to other works. But now, years later, she signed a deal which will include this fairytale expanded in a way only Marissa Meyer can do Tales Retold. Come have some fun with us as you listen to our entertaining and enlightening stories, and then share your own! We’re looking forward to hearing about your shelved book! #writingtipsandtricks #amedit #amediting #amwriting #writer #motivation #writingtips #writingtipsandtricks #comics #animation #HunterBlack #comic book #webnovel #webcomics Podcast Links Twitter: @shelvedbookspod Instagram: @shelvedbookspod Anchor: https://anchor.fm/shelved-books-podcast Spotify: https://open.spotify.com/show/22vU5nd4mLsmLw0BjBWQDa Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/shelvedbookspod TikTok: @shelvedbookspod Podcast Email: shelvedbookspodcast@gmail.com Angie's Links Twitter: https://twitter.com/AngieSandro FB Page: http://www.facebook.com/pages/Angie-Sandro/253044268078356 Amazon: http://www.amazon.com/Angie-Sandro/e/B00HUXNWHI/ YT: https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCuBNkUMD0W7SAPYJzz40y-A Christie's Links Twitter: https://twitter.com/ChristieBerman FB page: https://www.facebook.com/ChristieBermanAuthor Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/Christie.Berman Kate's Links Twitter: https://twitter.com/WriteWithKate Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/kateevangelistawrites/ FB Page: https://www.facebook.com/WriteWithKate/ YT: https://www.youtube.com/c/KateEvangelista/ Amazon: https://www.amazon.com/Kate-Evangelista/e/B007Z723R4/ DJ Caz: https://www.cjedmunds.com/ Photographs used in the creation of the thumbnail can be purchased from their creators on Deposit Photos: https://depositphotos.com Affiliate Disclaimer: This description may contain affiliate links. If you make a purchase from any of these links, the hosts of the Shelved Books Podcast or our guests may receive a small Commission at no extra cost to you. You can always choose to use different links. Thank you for supporting this channel so we can keep making amazing podcasts for you to enjoy. #author #authortube #authorvlog #authorpodcast #writing #writer #writerslifewednesdays #writingtips #writingadvice #writingplaylist #writingabook #novel #amwritingpodcast #amwriting #amediting #ameditor #amedit #publishers #publishing #publishonamazon #querying #queryingagents #queryingliteraryagents #writingqueryletter #sprinting #writingsprint #writingskills #writingstyle #writingsoftware #writingstory #nanowrimo #nanowrimo2023 #nanowrimoprep #nanowrimopreptobers #nanowrimosprint #nanowrimowritingsprints #writingtips #writinghacks #selfpublishing #selfpublish #selfpublishingtitans
Cozy Mystery Author Olivia Blacke | Novel Organization Tips with Color-Coded Index Cards
May 11 2023
Cozy Mystery Author Olivia Blacke | Novel Organization Tips with Color-Coded Index Cards
Hey Shelvies! In this week’s episode, we are joined by Olivia Blacke, author of the quirky, unconventional cozy mystery series Record Shop Mysteries and Brooklyn Murder Mysteries. Although Olivia started out writing fantasy novels, she wrote her first cozy mystery after attending a wedding and imagining a bridezilla bride being murdered at her own wedding. Although the book landed her a dream agent, it unfortunately was never published. But she persevered, and when opportunity knocked for a new story at another publisher, she was ready! Stay tuned to the end of the podcast for a peek at Olivia’s color-coded index card outlining method which will make your author heart sing! Come have some fun with us as you listen to our captivating stories and then share your own! We’re looking forward to hearing about your shelved book! #writingtipsandtricks #amedit #amediting #amwriting #writer #motivation #writingtips #writingtipsandtricks #comics #animation #HunterBlack #comic book #webnovel #webcomics Podcast Links Twitter: @shelvedbookspod Instagram: @shelvedbookspod Anchor: https://anchor.fm/shelved-books-podcast Spotify: https://open.spotify.com/show/22vU5nd4mLsmLw0BjBWQDa Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/shelvedbookspod TikTok: @shelvedbookspod Podcast Email: shelvedbookspodcast@gmail.com Angie's Links Twitter: https://twitter.com/AngieSandro FB Page: http://www.facebook.com/pages/Angie-Sandro/253044268078356 Amazon: http://www.amazon.com/Angie-Sandro/e/B00HUXNWHI/ YT: https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCuBNkUMD0W7SAPYJzz40y-A Christie's Links Twitter: https://twitter.com/ChristieBerman FB page: https://www.facebook.com/ChristieBermanAuthor Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/Christie.Berman Kate's Links Twitter: https://twitter.com/WriteWithKate Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/kateevangelistawrites/ FB Page: https://www.facebook.com/WriteWithKate/ YT: https://www.youtube.com/c/KateEvangelista/ Amazon: https://www.amazon.com/Kate-Evangelista/e/B007Z723R4/ DJ Caz: https://www.cjedmunds.com/ Photographs used in the creation of the thumbnail can be purchased from their creators on Deposit Photos: https://depositphotos.com Affiliate Disclaimer: This description may contain affiliate links. If you make a purchase from any of these links, the hosts of the Shelved Books Podcast or our guests may receive a small Commission at no extra cost to you. You can always choose to use different links. Thank you for supporting this channel so we can keep making amazing podcasts for you to enjoy. #author #authortube #authorvlog #authorpodcast #writing #writer #writerslifewednesdays #writingtips #writingadvice #writingplaylist #writingabook #novel #amwritingpodcast #amwriting #amediting #ameditor #amedit #publishers #publishing #publishonamazon #querying #queryingagents #queryingliteraryagents #writingqueryletter #sprinting #writingsprint #writingskills #writingstyle #writingsoftware #writingstory #nanowrimo #nanowrimo2023 #nanowrimoprep #nanowrimopreptobers #nanowrimosprint #nanowrimowritingsprints #writingtips #writinghacks #selfpublishing #selfpublish #selfpublishingtitans
New York Times and USA Today Bestselling Author Jean Oram | From Schoolhouse to Romance
May 4 2023
New York Times and USA Today Bestselling Author Jean Oram | From Schoolhouse to Romance
Hey Shelvies! In this week’s episode, we meet Jean Oram, the New York Times and USA Today bestselling author of the Hockey Sweethearts romance series. Jean grew up in a small town in Canada, living in an old schoolhouse with beekeeper parents. She obviously soaked up all the romance vibes from that sentimental setting and eventually ditched her sociology degree to pen her first romance. Although that book became her first shelved book, Jean calls it her learning book, the one that taught her the ropes and led to her successful career. Oh, and she might let us know why she will never sing Elvis’s songs on karaoke again! Come have some fun with us as you listen to our uplifting stories, and then share your own! We’re looking forward to hearing about your shelved book! #writingtipsandtricks #amedit #amediting #amwriting #writer #motivation #writingtips #writingtipsandtricks #comics #animation #HunterBlack #comic book #webnovel #webcomics Podcast Links Twitter: @shelvedbookspod Instagram: @shelvedbookspod Anchor: https://anchor.fm/shelved-books-podcast Spotify: https://open.spotify.com/show/22vU5nd4mLsmLw0BjBWQDa Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/shelvedbookspod TikTok: @shelvedbookspod Podcast Email: shelvedbookspodcast@gmail.com Angie's Links Twitter: https://twitter.com/AngieSandro FB Page: http://www.facebook.com/pages/Angie-Sandro/253044268078356 Amazon: http://www.amazon.com/Angie-Sandro/e/B00HUXNWHI/ YT: https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCuBNkUMD0W7SAPYJzz40y-A Christie's Links Twitter: https://twitter.com/ChristieBerman FB page: https://www.facebook.com/ChristieBermanAuthor Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/Christie.Berman Kate's Links Twitter: https://twitter.com/WriteWithKate Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/kateevangelistawrites/ FB Page: https://www.facebook.com/WriteWithKate/ YT: https://www.youtube.com/c/KateEvangelista/ Amazon: https://www.amazon.com/Kate-Evangelista/e/B007Z723R4/ DJ Caz: https://www.cjedmunds.com/ Photographs used in the creation of the thumbnail can be purchased from their creators on Deposit Photos: https://depositphotos.com Affiliate Disclaimer: This description may contain affiliate links. If you make a purchase from any of these links, the hosts of the Shelved Books Podcast or our guests may receive a small Commission at no extra cost to you. You can always choose to use different links. Thank you for supporting this channel so we can keep making amazing podcasts for you to enjoy. #author #authortube #authorvlog #authorpodcast #writing #writer #writerslifewednesdays #writingtips #writingadvice #writingplaylist #writingabook #novel #amwritingpodcast #amwriting #amediting #ameditor #amedit #publishers #publishing #publishonamazon #querying #queryingagents #queryingliteraryagents #writingqueryletter #sprinting #writingsprint #writingskills #writingstyle #writingsoftware #writingstory #nanowrimo #nanowrimo2023 #nanowrimoprep #nanowrimopreptobers #nanowrimosprint #nanowrimowritingsprints #writingtips #writinghacks #selfpublishing #selfpublish #selfpublishingtitans
Justin Peniston | The Justin Project Part 2
Apr 27 2023
Justin Peniston | The Justin Project Part 2
Hey Shelvies! Ready for Part 2 of Justin Peniston’s interview? On this week’s episode, Justin shares that he is presently working on so many projects, Kate, Angie, and Christie had a simultaneous heart attack. Justin, however, is used to this, and has created a whole spreadsheet system to keep track of them—it’s color coded! And he then challenged each of us to start a new writing project; one with no plans to publish or timelines. Something fun, without any expectations that will bring back the passion for writing. The hosts each vowed to start one and to call it our Justin Project! Come have some fun with us as you listen to our fun and informative stories, and then share your own! We’re looking forward to hearing about your shelved book! Podcast Links Twitter: @shelvedbookspod Instagram: @shelvedbookspod Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/shelvedbookspod TikTok: @shelvedbookspod Podcast Email: shelvedbookspodcast@gmail.com Angie's Links Twitter: https://twitter.com/AngieSandro FB Page: http://www.facebook.com/pages/Angie-Sandro/253044268078356 Amazon: http://www.amazon.com/Angie-Sandro/e/B00HUXNWHI/ YT: https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCuBNkUMD0W7SAPYJzz40y-A Christie's Links Twitter: https://twitter.com/ChristieBerman FB page: https://www.facebook.com/ChristieBermanAuthor Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/Christie.Berman Kate's Links Twitter: https://twitter.com/WriteWithKate Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/kateevangelistawrites/ FB Page: https://www.facebook.com/WriteWithKate/ YT: https://www.youtube.com/c/KateEvangelista/ Amazon: https://www.amazon.com/Kate-Evangelista/e/B007Z723R4/ DJ Caz: https://www.cjedmunds.com/ Affiliate Disclaimer: This description may contain affiliate links. If you make a purchase from any of these links, the hosts of the Shelved Books Podcast or our guests may receive a small commission at no extra cost to you. You can always choose to use different links. Thank you for supporting this channel so we can keep making amazing podcasts for you to enjoy. #author #authortube #authorvlog #authorpodcast #writing #writer #writerslifewednesdays #writingtips #writingadvice #writingplaylist #writingabook #novel #amwritingpodcast #amwriting #amediting #ameditor #amedit #publishers #publishing #publishonamazon #querying #queryingagents #queryingliteraryagents #writingqueryletter #sprinting #writingsprint #writingskills #writingstyle #writingsoftware #writingstory #nanowrimo #nanowrimo2022 #nanowrimoprep #nanowrimopreptobers #nanowrimosprint #nanowrimowritingsprints #writingtips #writinghacks #selfpublishing #selfpublish #selfpublishingtitans
Justin Peniston | The Justin Project Part 1
Apr 20 2023
Justin Peniston | The Justin Project Part 1
Hey Shelvies! On this week’s episode, we are joined by Justin Peniston, a writer for Sonic Prime (2022), Avengers Assemble (2012), and Gormiti (2013). In part 1 of his interview, we learn that Justin discovered his true calling in college: writing comics. After a collaboration with a good friend and artist to create a modern-day dragon comic didn’t get any publishing bites, Justin persevered. His determination led to some attention in the industry, and some amazing projects. You’ll definitely want to hear how the comic publishing industry works, and the number of projects he works on at once (!!)—hint, it requires a spreadsheet. Oh, and Justin really, really hates bananas.  Come have some fun with us as you listen to our entertaining and enlightening stories, and then share your own! We’re looking forward to hearing about your shelved book! Podcast Links Twitter: @shelvedbookspod Instagram: @shelvedbookspod Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/shelvedbookspod TikTok: @shelvedbookspod Podcast Email: shelvedbookspodcast@gmail.com Angie's Links Twitter: https://twitter.com/AngieSandro FB Page: http://www.facebook.com/pages/Angie-Sandro/253044268078356 Amazon: http://www.amazon.com/Angie-Sandro/e/B00HUXNWHI/ YT: https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCuBNkUMD0W7SAPYJzz40y-A Christie's Links Twitter: https://twitter.com/ChristieBerman FB page: https://www.facebook.com/ChristieBermanAuthor Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/Christie.Berman Kate's Links Twitter: https://twitter.com/WriteWithKate Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/kateevangelistawrites/ FB Page: https://www.facebook.com/WriteWithKate/ YT: https://www.youtube.com/c/KateEvangelista/ Amazon: https://www.amazon.com/Kate-Evangelista/e/B007Z723R4/ DJ Caz: https://www.cjedmunds.com/ Affiliate Disclaimer: This description may contain affiliate links. If you make a purchase from any of these links, the hosts of the Shelved Books Podcast or our guests may receive a small commission at no extra cost to you. You can always choose to use different links. Thank you for supporting this channel so we can keep making amazing podcasts for you to enjoy. #author #authortube #authorvlog #authorpodcast #writing #writer #writerslifewednesdays #writingtips #writingadvice #writingplaylist #writingabook #novel #amwritingpodcast #amwriting #amediting #ameditor #amedit #publishers #publishing #publishonamazon #querying #queryingagents #queryingliteraryagents #writingqueryletter #sprinting #writingsprint #writingskills #writingstyle #writingsoftware #writingstory #nanowrimo #nanowrimo2022 #nanowrimoprep #nanowrimopreptobers #nanowrimosprint #nanowrimowritingsprints #writingtips #writinghacks #selfpublishing #selfpublish #selfpublishingtitans
April Asher | Two Romance Subgenres, Two Alter Egos
Apr 13 2023
April Asher | Two Romance Subgenres, Two Alter Egos
Hey Shelvies! In this week’s episode, we are joined by the author of romantic suspense, April Hunt, who also writes supernatural romance under the pen name, April Asher. April’s writing life started with a friend inspiring her to write her first romance. Two years later, that same friend would also be the one to tell April to shelve the book and start something new. Thanks to the great advice, that second book would lead to April becoming a published author! And then Covid came along. April needed an escape from the daily strains of her nursing job. An idea for a supernatural romance book came to her, and so was born April Asher! And we are all so glad she was! You won’t want to miss this episode, so come have some fun with us as you listen to our hilarious stories, and then share your own! We’re looking forward to hearing about your shelved book too! Podcast Links Twitter: @shelvedbookspod Instagram: @shelvedbookspod Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/shelvedbookspod TikTok: @shelvedbookspod Podcast Email: shelvedbookspodcast@gmail.com Angie's Links Twitter: https://twitter.com/AngieSandro FB Page: http://www.facebook.com/pages/Angie-Sandro/253044268078356 Amazon: http://www.amazon.com/Angie-Sandro/e/B00HUXNWHI/ YT: https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCuBNkUMD0W7SAPYJzz40y-A Christie's Links Twitter: https://twitter.com/ChristieBerman FB page: https://www.facebook.com/ChristieBermanAuthor Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/Christie.Berman Kate's Links Twitter: https://twitter.com/WriteWithKate Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/kateevangelistawrites/ FB Page: https://www.facebook.com/WriteWithKate/ YT: https://www.youtube.com/c/KateEvangelista/ Amazon: https://www.amazon.com/Kate-Evangelista/e/B007Z723R4/ DJ Caz: https://www.cjedmunds.com/ Affiliate Disclaimer: This description may contain affiliate links. If you make a purchase from any of these links, the hosts of the Shelved Books Podcast or our guests may receive a small commission at no extra cost to you. You can always choose to use different links. Thank you for supporting this channel so we can keep making amazing podcasts for you to enjoy. #author #authortube #authorvlog #authorpodcast #writing #writer #writerslifewednesdays #writingtips #writingadvice #writingplaylist #writingabook #novel #amwritingpodcast #amwriting #amediting #ameditor #amedit #publishers #publishing #publishonamazon #querying #queryingagents #queryingliteraryagents #writingqueryletter #sprinting #writingsprint #writingskills #writingstyle #writingsoftware #writingstory #nanowrimo #nanowrimo2022 #nanowrimoprep #nanowrimopreptobers #nanowrimosprint #nanowrimowritingsprints #writingtips #writinghacks #selfpublishing #selfpublish #selfpublishingtitans
Marietta Apollonio | The Shelved Dragons
Apr 6 2023
Marietta Apollonio | The Shelved Dragons
Hey Shelvies! On this week’s episode, we welcome author/illustrator and debut author of Jack The Library Cat, Marietta Apollonio. Her shelved book story begins with a piece of her artwork that she loves, that she goes back to often, but that hasn’t prompted the written words yet. And it’s all about a dragon! Marietta also discusses the process of getting a portfolio ready and the rationale for using different art mediums. She tells us how an artist would query an agent, what edits notes for artwork look like and what the alterations entail. Oh, and she might also reveal her favorite movie snacks! Come have some fun with us as you listen to our educational and uplifting stories, and then share your own! We’re looking forward to hearing about your shelved book! Podcast Links Twitter: @shelvedbookspod Instagram: @shelvedbookspod Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/shelvedbookspod TikTok: @shelvedbookspod Podcast Email: shelvedbookspodcast@gmail.com Angie's Links Twitter: https://twitter.com/AngieSandro FB Page: http://www.facebook.com/pages/Angie-Sandro/253044268078356 Amazon: http://www.amazon.com/Angie-Sandro/e/B00HUXNWHI/ YT: https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCuBNkUMD0W7SAPYJzz40y-A Christie's Links Twitter: https://twitter.com/ChristieBerman FB page: https://www.facebook.com/ChristieBermanAuthor Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/Christie.Berman Kate's Links Twitter: https://twitter.com/WriteWithKate Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/kateevangelistawrites/ FB Page: https://www.facebook.com/WriteWithKate/ YT: https://www.youtube.com/c/KateEvangelista/ Amazon: https://www.amazon.com/Kate-Evangelista/e/B007Z723R4/ DJ Caz: https://www.cjedmunds.com/ Affiliate Disclaimer: This description may contain affiliate links. If you make a purchase from any of these links, the hosts of the Shelved Books Podcast or our guests may receive a small commission at no extra cost to you. You can always choose to use different links. Thank you for supporting this channel so we can keep making amazing podcasts for you to enjoy. #author #authortube #authorvlog #authorpodcast #writing #writer #writerslifewednesdays #writingtips #writingadvice #writingplaylist #writingabook #novel #amwritingpodcast #amwriting #amediting #ameditor #amedit #publishers #publishing #publishonamazon #querying #queryingagents #queryingliteraryagents #writingqueryletter #sprinting #writingsprint #writingskills #writingstyle #writingsoftware #writingstory #nanowrimo #nanowrimo2022 #nanowrimoprep #nanowrimopreptobers #nanowrimosprint #nanowrimowritingsprints #writingtips #writinghacks #selfpublishing #selfpublish #selfpublishingtitans
Cliff Lewis | Wild, Weird, & Wonderful
Mar 30 2023
Cliff Lewis | Wild, Weird, & Wonderful
Hey Shelvies! In this week’s episode, we meet Cliff Lewis, a debut author whose climate-themed MG book brings time travel and science together. Ever since a young Cliff Lewis played Power Rangers in the playground with his friends, he’s had a love for story. He’s also had a love for weird things, which he defines as “quirky, in a Kate Bush sort of way.” When he started writing, he knew he wanted to incorporate some of that quirkiness into his story--that’s where the Lanthorns come in. But he also added some “wild” into it, in the form of a deep-space planet and the fantastic town of Londonshire. And what resulted was a Wild, Weird, and Wonderful Cliff Lewis shelved story, which all the hosts now want to read! Stay tuned for an audio file of the first chapter of Cliff’s new book after the interview, and then share your own story! We’re looking forward to hearing about your shelved book! Podcast Links Twitter: @shelvedbookspod Instagram: @shelvedbookspod Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/shelvedbookspod TikTok: @shelvedbookspod Podcast Email: shelvedbookspodcast@gmail.com Angie's Links Twitter: https://twitter.com/AngieSandro FB Page: http://www.facebook.com/pages/Angie-Sandro/253044268078356 Amazon: http://www.amazon.com/Angie-Sandro/e/B00HUXNWHI/ YT: https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCuBNkUMD0W7SAPYJzz40y-A Christie's Links Twitter: https://twitter.com/ChristieBerman FB page: https://www.facebook.com/ChristieBermanAuthor Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/Christie.Berman Kate's Links Twitter: https://twitter.com/WriteWithKate Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/kateevangelistawrites/ FB Page: https://www.facebook.com/WriteWithKate/ YT: https://www.youtube.com/c/KateEvangelista/ Amazon: https://www.amazon.com/Kate-Evangelista/e/B007Z723R4/ DJ Caz: https://www.cjedmunds.com/ Affiliate Disclaimer: This description may contain affiliate links. If you make a purchase from any of these links, the hosts of the Shelved Books Podcast or our guests may receive a small commission at no extra cost to you. You can always choose to use different links. Thank you for supporting this channel so we can keep making amazing podcasts for you to enjoy. #author #authortube #authorvlog #authorpodcast #writing #writer #writerslifewednesdays #writingtips #writingadvice #writingplaylist #writingabook #novel #amwritingpodcast #amwriting #amediting #ameditor #amedit #publishers #publishing #publishonamazon #querying #queryingagents #queryingliteraryagents #writingqueryletter #sprinting #writingsprint #writingskills #writingstyle #writingsoftware #writingstory #nanowrimo #nanowrimo2022 #nanowrimoprep #nanowrimopreptobers #nanowrimosprint #nanowrimowritingsprints #writingtips #writinghacks #selfpublishing #selfpublish #selfpublishingtitans
Annette Christie | Deconstructed High-Concept Plotter
Mar 23 2023
Annette Christie | Deconstructed High-Concept Plotter
Hey Shelvies! In this week’s episode we are joined by Annette Christie, author of the romantic novels “The Rehearsals” and “For Twice In My Life.” Throughout this lively interview, we learn that Annette is an author full of definitions. For example, she is a plotter (an outliner) who writes high-concept (stories with easily understandable, catchy ideas) women’s fiction (women-centered stories) with a romantic theme (as compared to pure romance.) We also discover that her first shelved book was a deconstructed love story (where the plot is reduced to its basic elements.) If you add all that together, it makes Annette not only a lovely and unique novelist, but also a Deconstructed High-Concept Plotter. Oh, and she may reveal her unexpected fear of sports. Come have some fun with us as you listen to Annette’s entertaining stories, and then share your own! We’d love to hear your shelved book story! Podcast Links Twitter: @shelvedbookspod Instagram: @shelvedbookspod Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/shelvedbookspod TikTok: @shelvedbookspod Podcast Email: shelvedbookspodcast@gmail.com Angie's Links Twitter: https://twitter.com/AngieSandro FB Page: http://www.facebook.com/pages/Angie-Sandro/253044268078356 Amazon: http://www.amazon.com/Angie-Sandro/e/B00HUXNWHI/ YT: https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCuBNkUMD0W7SAPYJzz40y-A Christie's Links Twitter: https://twitter.com/ChristieBerman FB page: https://www.facebook.com/ChristieBermanAuthor Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/Christie.Berman Kate's Links Twitter: https://twitter.com/WriteWithKate Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/kateevangelistawrites/ FB Page: https://www.facebook.com/WriteWithKate/ YT: https://www.youtube.com/c/KateEvangelista/ Amazon: https://www.amazon.com/Kate-Evangelista/e/B007Z723R4/ DJ Caz: https://www.cjedmunds.com/ Affiliate Disclaimer: This description may contain affiliate links. If you make a purchase from any of these links, the hosts of the Shelved Books Podcast or our guests may receive a small commission at no extra cost to you. You can always choose to use different links. Thank you for supporting this channel so we can keep making amazing podcasts for you to enjoy. #author #authortube #authorvlog #authorpodcast #writing #writer #writerslifewednesdays #writingtips #writingadvice #writingplaylist #writingabook #novel #amwritingpodcast #amwriting #amediting #ameditor #amedit #publishers #publishing #publishonamazon #querying #queryingagents #queryingliteraryagents #writingqueryletter #sprinting #writingsprint #writingskills #writingstyle #writingsoftware #writingstory #nanowrimo #nanowrimo2022 #nanowrimoprep #nanowrimopreptobers #nanowrimosprint #nanowrimowritingsprints #writingtips #writinghacks #selfpublishing #selfpublish #selfpublishingtitans
Rebecca Yarros | Fantasy in the Drawer
Mar 16 2023
Rebecca Yarros | Fantasy in the Drawer
Hey Shelvies! In this week’s episode, we meet Wall Street Journal and USA Today bestselling author, Rebecca Yarros. In recounting her shelved book story, Rebecca explains that she has always been a huge fan of scifi and fantasy stories. In fact, the first serious book she wrote, the novel of her heart, and the one that got her an agent, was a fantasy novel. But for many reasons, publishers didn’t pick it up. The first book she sold was a contemporary romance, and that became her brand, and something she was also enthusiastic about. But a few years ago, the stars aligned, and Rebecca got her chance to return to her first love and her passion, her fantasy in the drawer. And is she ever glad she accepted the challenge! Come have some fun with us as you listen to our entertaining and hilarious stories, and then share your own! We’re looking forward to hearing about your shelved book! Podcast Links Twitter: @shelvedbookspod Instagram: @shelvedbookspod Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/shelvedbookspod TikTok: @shelvedbookspod Podcast Email: shelvedbookspodcast@gmail.com Angie's Links Twitter: https://twitter.com/AngieSandro FB Page: http://www.facebook.com/pages/Angie-Sandro/253044268078356 Amazon: http://www.amazon.com/Angie-Sandro/e/B00HUXNWHI/ YT: https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCuBNkUMD0W7SAPYJzz40y-A Christie's Links Twitter: https://twitter.com/ChristieBerman FB page: https://www.facebook.com/ChristieBermanAuthor Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/Christie.Berman Kate's Links Twitter: https://twitter.com/WriteWithKate Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/kateevangelistawrites/ FB Page: https://www.facebook.com/WriteWithKate/ YT: https://www.youtube.com/c/KateEvangelista/ Amazon: https://www.amazon.com/Kate-Evangelista/e/B007Z723R4/ DJ Caz: https://www.cjedmunds.com/ Affiliate Disclaimer: This description may contain affiliate links. If you make a purchase from any of these links, the hosts of the Shelved Books Podcast or our guests may receive a small commission at no extra cost to you. You can always choose to use different links. Thank you for supporting this channel so we can keep making amazing podcasts for you to enjoy. #author #authortube #authorvlog #authorpodcast #writing #writer #writerslifewednesdays #writingtips #writingadvice #writingplaylist #writingabook #novel #amwritingpodcast #amwriting #amediting #ameditor #amedit #publishers #publishing #publishonamazon #querying #queryingagents #queryingliteraryagents #writingqueryletter #sprinting #writingsprint #writingskills #writingstyle #writingsoftware #writingstory #nanowrimo #nanowrimo2022 #nanowrimoprep #nanowrimopreptobers #nanowrimosprint #nanowrimowritingsprints #writingtips #writinghacks #selfpublishing #selfpublish #selfpublishingtitans