In episode ten I speak with two up-and-coming authors. Erika Mitchell and I discuss:
- her worst rejection letter ever;
- how she found her publisher, Champagne Books, for her first novel, BLOOD MONEY;
- the value of writers conferences;
H.M Jones and I discuss:
- the deeply personal story of postpartum depression behind her debut novel, MONOCHROME;
- why books are never done, just published;
- the best and worst things about self-publishing with Amazon.
Plus, on “Today in Writing”–Olympe de Gouges. And on “Today in NOT Writing”–another installment of #badwritingadvice.
About Our Guests:
Erika Mitchell was raised in southern California by an author and an amateur bomb-maker. Between the insistence on perfect grammar and pickpocketing lessons, it was only natural she’d go on to make a career for herself in espionage fiction. She is the author of BLOOD MONEY and a new novel called BAI TIDE, which is being published by Champagne Books in April 2015.
Erika currently lives in Seattle, WA with her husband and their two little spies-in-training.
Find her here: http://www.erika-mitchell.com/
H.M. Jones won the Indie B.R.A.G Medallion for her self-published debut fantasy novel, MONOCHROME, in 2014. She also writes poetry and is responsible for the Attempting to Define poetry collection. A bestseller only in her mind, Jones pays the electric bill teaching English courses at night, and is responsible for wrangling her two preschoolers during the day. Thankfully, she is married to a very handsome lawyer, since they have other bills. She also moderates and reviews for the indie review site Elite Indie Reads in her “spare” time. Jones received her B.A. and M.A. degrees in English Literature and now lives in the Pacific Northwest with her family and her very fat cat, Pepper.