Your backstage pass to the world’s most prolific authors

JD Barker
Christine Daigle
Kevin Tumlinson
Jena Brown

What does it take to succeed as a writer? Join hosts J.D. Barker, Christine Daigle, Kevin Tumlinson and Jena Brown as they pull back the curtain and gain rare insight from the household names found on bookshelves worldwide.

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Join hosts J.D. Barker, Christine Daigle, JP Rindfleisch, and Kevin Tumlinson as they discuss the week’s entertainment news, including some chatter on works entering the public domain (Steamboat Willie slasher, anybody?) Then, stick around as Christine chats with speechwriter-turned-novelist Matthew Blake!

Matthew Blake is a London-based author who has also worked as a screenwriter with the BBC, ITV Studios, and numerous other UK indies. Before writing fiction, Matthew worked as a researcher and speechwriter at the Palace of Westminster. His debut novel, Anna O, became an international sensation on submission, garnering 16 offers within 48 hours before going on to secure multiple record-breaking deals around the globe. It was released in the US on January 2nd and is available now wherever books are sold.


Check It Out!

Anna Ohttps://bookshop.org/p/books/anna-o-matthew-blake/20231802

Steamboat slasher news – https://globalnews.ca/news/10203806/mickey-mouse-steamboat-willie-horror-movie/


Show Links:

Writers, Ink on YouTube! – ⁠⁠⁠https://www.youtube.com/@jdbarker_author/podcasts⁠⁠⁠

J.D. Barker – ⁠⁠⁠https://jdbarker.com/⁠⁠⁠

Christine Daigle – ⁠⁠⁠https://www.christinedaiglebooks.com/⁠⁠⁠

JP Rindfleisch IX – ⁠⁠⁠https://www.jprindfleischix.com/⁠⁠⁠

Kevin Tumlinson – ⁠⁠⁠https://www.kevintumlinson.com/⁠

Matthew Blake – https://matthew-blake.com/


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AutoCrit – https://www.autocrit.com/jd (click this link to take advantage of our Writers, Ink special offer!!!)


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Best of BookTok – ⁠⁠⁠https://bestofbooktok.com/⁠⁠⁠

Booktrib – ⁠⁠https://booktrib.com/author/writers-ink/⁠⁠

Music by Nicorus – ⁠⁠⁠https://cctrax.com/nicorus/dust-to-dust-ep⁠⁠⁠

Voice Over by Rick Ganley and recorded at Mill Pond Studio

Show notes & audio production by Geoff Emberlyn – ⁠https://twitter.com/horrorstoic⁠⁠⁠

Website Design by Word & Pixel – ⁠⁠⁠http://wordandpixel.com/⁠⁠⁠

Contact – ⁠⁠⁠https://writersinkpodcast.com/contact/⁠⁠⁠

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Join hosts J.D. Barker, Christine Daigle, JP Rindfleisch, and Kevin Tumlinson as they discuss the week’s entertainment news, including a damning plagiarism claim against one of indie publishing’s biggest stars. Then, stick around as Christine chats with bestselling author Natalie Haynes!

Natalie Haynes, author of THE FURIES (THE AMBER FURY in the UK), is a graduate of Cambridge University and an award-winning comedian, journalist, and broadcaster. She judged the Man Booker Prize in 2013 and was a judge for the final Orange Prize in 2012. Her BBC Radio 4 program, Natalie Haynes Stands Up for The Classics, is in its ninth season, and her latest book, Divine Might: Goddesses in Greek Myth, releases in America tomorrow, January 2, from Harper Perennial.


Check It Out!

Divine Mighthttps://bookshop.org/p/books/divine-might-goddesses-in-greek-myth-natalie-haynes/20297713

Natalie Haynes Stands Up for The Classics – https://www.bbc.co.uk/programmes/b077x8pc

The ALA’s Prison Library wishlist (Amazon) – https://www.amazon.com/hz/wishlist/ls/2NQXW3DD8V7HZ


Show Links:

Writers, Ink on YouTube! – ⁠⁠⁠https://www.youtube.com/@jdbarker_author/podcasts⁠⁠⁠

J.D. Barker – ⁠⁠⁠https://jdbarker.com/⁠⁠⁠

Christine Daigle – ⁠⁠⁠https://www.christinedaiglebooks.com/⁠⁠⁠

JP Rindfleisch IX – ⁠⁠⁠https://www.jprindfleischix.com/⁠⁠⁠

Kevin Tumlinson – ⁠⁠⁠https://www.kevintumlinson.com/⁠

Natalie Haynes – https://nataliehaynes.com/


TODAY’S SPONSOR:

AutoCrit – https://www.autocrit.com/jd (click this link to take advantage of our Writers, Ink special offer!!!)


Other Links

Best of BookTok – ⁠⁠⁠https://bestofbooktok.com/⁠⁠⁠

Booktrib – ⁠⁠https://booktrib.com/author/writers-ink/⁠⁠

Music by Nicorus – ⁠⁠⁠https://cctrax.com/nicorus/dust-to-dust-ep⁠⁠⁠

Voice Over by Rick Ganley and recorded at Mill Pond Studio

Show notes & audio production by Geoff Emberlyn – ⁠https://twitter.com/horrorstoic⁠⁠⁠

Website Design by Word & Pixel – ⁠⁠⁠http://wordandpixel.com/⁠⁠⁠

Contact – ⁠⁠⁠https://writersinkpodcast.com/contact/⁠⁠⁠

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Join hosts J.D. Barker, Christine Daigle, JP Rindfleisch, and Kevin Tumlinson as they discuss the week’s entertainment news, including an array of copyright calamities. Then, stick around as Christine chats with bookseller veterans Danny Caine and Josh Cook!

Danny Caine is the author of several poetry collections and non-fiction, including How To Protect Bookstores and Why, which was released in September. A Midwest Independent Booksellers Association award-winner, Caine is also a co-owner of the Raven Book StorePublishers Weekly‘s 2022 bookstore of the year.

Josh Cook is a bookseller at Porter Square Books in Cambridge, Massachusetts. His fiction, criticism, and poetry have appeared in numerous magazines and journals, such as Book Slut, The Rumpus, and The Millions. His latest non-fiction novel, The Art of Libromancy, was released in August and is available now wherever books are sold.


Check It Out!

How To Protect Bookstores and Whyhttps://bookshop.org/p/books/how-to-protect-bookstores-and-why-the-present-and-future-of-bookselling-danny-caine/19741881

The Art of Libromancyhttps://bookshop.org/p/books/the-art-of-libromancy-on-selling-books-and-reading-books-in-the-twenty-first-century-josh-cook/18644871

Bookstore Bonanza! – https://www.ravenbookstore.com/ | https://www.portersquarebooks.com/ | https://riverrunbookstore.com/ | https://larkandowlbooksellers.com/ | https://www.maze-books.com/shop | https://www.biblioasis.com/ | https://whiskeyjackboutique.com/


Show Links:

Writers, Ink on YouTube! – ⁠⁠⁠https://www.youtube.com/@jdbarker_author/podcasts⁠⁠⁠

J.D. Barker – ⁠⁠⁠https://jdbarker.com/⁠⁠⁠

Christine Daigle – ⁠⁠⁠https://www.christinedaiglebooks.com/⁠⁠⁠

JP Rindfleisch IX – ⁠⁠⁠https://www.jprindfleischix.com/⁠⁠⁠

Kevin Tumlinson – ⁠⁠⁠https://www.kevintumlinson.com/⁠

Danny Caine – https://www.dannycaine.com/

Josh Cook – https://inorderofimportance.blogspot.com/


TODAY’S SPONSOR:

AutoCrit – https://www.autocrit.com/jd (click this link to take advantage of our Writers, Ink special offer!!!)


Other Links

Best of BookTok – ⁠⁠⁠https://bestofbooktok.com/⁠⁠⁠

Booktrib – ⁠⁠https://booktrib.com/author/writers-ink/⁠⁠

Music by Nicorus – ⁠⁠⁠https://cctrax.com/nicorus/dust-to-dust-ep⁠⁠⁠

Voice Over by Rick Ganley and recorded at Mill Pond Studio

Show notes & audio production by Geoff Emberlyn – ⁠https://twitter.com/horrorstoic⁠⁠⁠

Website Design by Word & Pixel – ⁠⁠⁠http://wordandpixel.com/⁠⁠⁠

Contact – ⁠⁠⁠https://writersinkpodcast.com/contact/⁠⁠⁠

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Join hosts J.D. Barker, Christine Daigle, JP Rindfleisch, and Kevin Tumlinson as they discuss the week’s entertainment news, including an absolutely stunning bit of self-sabotage from the debut author trenches. Then, stick around as Christine chats with seasoned publishing team Robin and Michael J. Sullivan!

Michael J. Sullivan is a New York Times, USA Today, and Washington Post bestselling American writer of epic fantasy and science fiction, best known for his debut series The Riyria Revelations, which has been translated into fourteen languages. His wife, Robin, runs the business side of things and helps Michael and other authors all over the world navigate the worlds of indie, traditional, and hybrid publishing.


Check It Out!

The Riyria Revelations – https://www.amazon.com/Riyria-Revelations-3-book-series/dp/B074CG96KL

An excellent Cait Corrain breakdown from an author who helped uncover it – https://www.tiktok.com/t/ZT8u54Vwn/

“E-books are fast becoming tools of corporate surveillance” (via Fast Company) – https://www.fastcompany.com/90996547/e-books-are-fast-becoming-tools-of-corporate-surveillance

“Remember What Spotify Did to the Music Industry? Books Are Next.” (via The New York Times) – https://www.nytimes.com/2023/12/13/opinion/audiobooks-spotify-streaming-algorithm.html


Show Links:

Writers, Ink on YouTube! – ⁠⁠⁠https://www.youtube.com/@jdbarker_author/podcasts⁠⁠⁠

J.D. Barker – ⁠⁠⁠https://jdbarker.com/⁠⁠⁠

Christine Daigle – ⁠⁠⁠https://www.christinedaiglebooks.com/⁠⁠⁠

JP Rindfleisch IX – ⁠⁠⁠https://www.jprindfleischix.com/⁠⁠⁠

Kevin Tumlinson – ⁠⁠⁠https://www.kevintumlinson.com/⁠

Michael J. Sullivan – https://riyria.blogspot.com/


TODAY’S SPONSOR:

AutoCrit – https://www.autocrit.com/jd (click this link to take advantage of our Writers, Ink special offer!!!)


Other Links

Best of BookTok – ⁠⁠⁠https://bestofbooktok.com/⁠⁠⁠

Booktrib – ⁠⁠https://booktrib.com/author/writers-ink/⁠⁠

Music by Nicorus – ⁠⁠⁠https://cctrax.com/nicorus/dust-to-dust-ep⁠⁠⁠

Voice Over by Rick Ganley and recorded at Mill Pond Studio

Show notes & audio production by Geoff Emberlyn – ⁠https://twitter.com/horrorstoic⁠⁠⁠

Website Design by Word & Pixel – ⁠⁠⁠http://wordandpixel.com/⁠⁠⁠

Contact – ⁠⁠⁠https://writersinkpodcast.com/contact/⁠⁠⁠

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Join hosts J.D. Barker, Christine Daigle, JP Rindfleisch, Kevin Tumlinson, and Patrick O’Donnell as they discuss the week’s entertainment news, including Sports Illustrated’s AI controversy. Then, stick around as Christine chats with author and indie publishing professional Tyler Wagner!

Tyler Wagner is a Wall Street Journal bestselling author and podcast host with over half a million followers on social media. He’s also the founder of Authors Unite, where he helps authors learn how to become profitable and maximize their impact through publishing, editing, writing, and marketing.


Check It Out!

Authors Unite – https://authorsunite.com/

Preorder Kevin’s new book, God Modehttps://books2read.com/godmode


Show Links:

Writers, Ink on YouTube! – ⁠⁠⁠https://www.youtube.com/@jdbarker_author/podcasts⁠⁠⁠

J.D. Barker – ⁠⁠⁠https://jdbarker.com/⁠⁠⁠

Christine Daigle – ⁠⁠⁠https://www.christinedaiglebooks.com/⁠⁠⁠

JP Rindfleisch IX – ⁠⁠⁠https://www.jprindfleischix.com/⁠⁠⁠

Kevin Tumlinson – ⁠⁠⁠https://www.kevintumlinson.com/⁠

Patrick O’Donnell – ⁠⁠⁠https://www.copsandwriters.com/⁠⁠

Tyler Wagner – https://authorsunite.com/


TODAY’S SPONSOR:

AutoCrit – https://www.autocrit.com/jd (click this link to take advantage of our Writers, Ink special offer!!!)


Other Links

Best of BookTok – ⁠⁠⁠https://bestofbooktok.com/⁠⁠⁠

Booktrib – ⁠⁠https://booktrib.com/author/writers-ink/⁠⁠

Music by Nicorus – ⁠⁠⁠https://cctrax.com/nicorus/dust-to-dust-ep⁠⁠⁠

Voice Over by Rick Ganley and recorded at Mill Pond Studio

Show notes & audio production by Geoff Emberlyn – ⁠https://twitter.com/horrorstoic⁠⁠⁠

Website Design by Word & Pixel – ⁠⁠⁠http://wordandpixel.com/⁠⁠⁠

Contact – ⁠⁠⁠https://writersinkpodcast.com/contact/⁠⁠⁠

*NOTE: Some of the links are affiliate links.

Join hosts J.D. Barker, Christine Daigle, JP Rindfleisch, Kevin Tumlinson, and Patrick O’Donnell as they discuss the week’s entertainment news, including the continued growth of the audiobook market. Then, stick around as Christine chats with bestselling author Caz Frear!

Caz Frear has a degree in History & Politics, and when she’s not agonizing over snappy dialogue or incisive prose, she can be found shouting at Arsenal football matches. Her first Cat Kinsella mystery was the smash hit Sweet Little Lies. Her latest novel (a standalone) is called Five Bad Deeds and releases December 5th.


Check It Out!

Five Bad Deedshttps://bookshop.org/p/books/five-bad-deeds-caz-frear/19880129

Patrick’s interview with AuthorNation’s Joe Solari – https://www.copsandwriters.com/podcast-1/episode/7c571135/146-joe-solari-helping-indie-authors-maximize-profits-and-gives-us-the-inside-scoop-on-author-nation-live


Show Links:

Writers, Ink on YouTube! – ⁠⁠⁠https://www.youtube.com/@jdbarker_author/podcasts⁠⁠⁠

J.D. Barker – ⁠⁠⁠https://jdbarker.com/⁠⁠⁠

Christine Daigle – ⁠⁠⁠https://www.christinedaiglebooks.com/⁠⁠⁠

JP Rindfleisch IX – ⁠⁠⁠https://www.jprindfleischix.com/⁠⁠⁠

Kevin Tumlinson – ⁠⁠⁠https://www.kevintumlinson.com/⁠

Patrick O’Donnell – ⁠⁠⁠https://www.copsandwriters.com/⁠⁠

Caz Frear – https://twitter.com/CazziF


TODAY’S SPONSOR:

AutoCrit – https://www.autocrit.com/jd (click this link to take advantage of our Writers, Ink special offer!!!)


Other Links

Best of BookTok – ⁠⁠⁠https://bestofbooktok.com/⁠⁠⁠

Booktrib – ⁠⁠https://booktrib.com/author/writers-ink/⁠⁠

Music by Nicorus – ⁠⁠⁠https://cctrax.com/nicorus/dust-to-dust-ep⁠⁠⁠

Voice Over by Rick Ganley and recorded at Mill Pond Studio

Show notes & audio production by Geoff Emberlyn – ⁠https://twitter.com/horrorstoic⁠⁠⁠

Website Design by Word & Pixel – ⁠⁠⁠http://wordandpixel.com/⁠⁠⁠

Contact – ⁠⁠⁠https://writersinkpodcast.com/contact/⁠⁠⁠

*NOTE: Some of the links are affiliate links.

Join hosts J.D. Barker, Christine Daigle, JP Rindfleisch, and Patrick O’Donnell as they discuss the week’s entertainment news, including some troubling concerns around NaNoWriMo. Then, stick around as Patrick chats with former Court TV producer and current crime novelist Wendy Whitman!

Wendy Whitman has a unique background through her decades-long work as an executive and producer for HLN and Court TV, where she received three Telly Awards and two GLAAD nominations. Since turning her attention to writing, Whitman has published two crime thriller novels: Premonition and the sequel, Retribution, which was released back in July and is available now.


Check It Out!

The Deer Killer Series by Wendy Whitman – https://www.amazon.com/dp/B0C5MYR45G

NaNoWriMo controversy (via @Arumi_kai’s X thread) – https://twitter.com/Arumi_kai/status/1722007756058574916


Show Links:

Writers, Ink on YouTube! – ⁠⁠⁠https://www.youtube.com/@jdbarker_author/podcasts⁠⁠⁠

J.D. Barker – ⁠⁠⁠https://jdbarker.com/⁠⁠⁠

Christine Daigle – ⁠⁠⁠https://www.christinedaiglebooks.com/⁠⁠⁠

JP Rindfleisch IX – ⁠⁠⁠https://www.jprindfleischix.com/⁠⁠⁠

Kevin Tumlinson – ⁠⁠⁠https://www.kevintumlinson.com/⁠

Patrick O’Donnell – ⁠⁠⁠https://www.copsandwriters.com/⁠⁠

Wendy Whitman – https://wendywhitman.com/


TODAY’S SPONSOR:

AutoCrit – https://www.autocrit.com/jd (click this link to take advantage of our Writers, Ink special offer!!!)


Other Links

Best of BookTok – ⁠⁠⁠https://bestofbooktok.com/⁠⁠⁠

Booktrib – ⁠⁠https://booktrib.com/author/writers-ink/⁠⁠

Music by Nicorus – ⁠⁠⁠https://cctrax.com/nicorus/dust-to-dust-ep⁠⁠⁠

Voice Over by Rick Ganley – ⁠⁠⁠http://www.nhpr.com⁠⁠⁠ and recorded at Mill Pond Studio – ⁠⁠⁠http://www.millpondstudio.com⁠⁠⁠

Show notes & audio production by Geoff Emberlyn – ⁠https://twitter.com/horrorstoic⁠⁠⁠

Website Design by Word & Pixel – ⁠⁠⁠http://wordandpixel.com/⁠⁠⁠

Contact – ⁠⁠⁠https://writersinkpodcast.com/contact/⁠⁠⁠

*NOTE: Some of the links are affiliate links.

Join hosts J.D. Barker, Christine Daigle, JP Rindfleisch, Kevin Tumlinson, and Patrick O’Donnell as they discuss the week’s entertainment news, including some optimistic publishing predictions from the stage of the 74th National Book Awards. Then, stick around as Christine chats with crime fiction legend James Ellroy!

Called “The American Dostoyevsky” by Joyce Carol Oates, James Ellroy is the author of the Underworld U.S.A. Trilogy: American TabloidThe Cold Six Thousand, and Blood’s a Rover, and the L.A. Quartet novels: The Black DahliaThe Big NowhereL.A. Confidential, and White Jazz. His latest novel, The Enchanters, came out in September and is available now wherever books are sold.


Check It Out!

The Enchantershttps://bookshop.org/p/books/the-enchanters-james-ellroy/19462467

James Ellroy’s American Tabloid: A Full Cast Audio Drama (An Audible Exclusive) – https://www.amazon.com/James-Ellroys-American-Tabloid-Audio/dp/B0CJ16ZQQH

Write Publish Profit 6.0: Join The Waiting List! – https://infostack.io/stack/wpp6/

“David Steinberger’s Narrative” (via Publishing Perspectives) – https://publishingperspectives.com/2023/11/the-national-book-awards-david-steinbergers-narrative/


Show Links:

Writers, Ink on YouTube! – ⁠⁠⁠https://www.youtube.com/@jdbarker_author/podcasts⁠⁠⁠

J.D. Barker – ⁠⁠⁠https://jdbarker.com/⁠⁠⁠

Christine Daigle – ⁠⁠⁠https://www.christinedaiglebooks.com/⁠⁠⁠

JP Rindfleisch IX – ⁠⁠⁠https://www.jprindfleischix.com/⁠⁠⁠

Kevin Tumlinson – ⁠⁠⁠https://www.kevintumlinson.com/⁠

Patrick O’Donnell – ⁠⁠⁠https://www.copsandwriters.com/⁠⁠

James Ellroy – https://www.jamesellroy.net/


TODAY’S SPONSOR:

AutoCrit – https://www.autocrit.com/jd (click this link to take advantage of our Writers, Ink special offer!!!)


Other Links

Best of BookTok – ⁠⁠⁠https://bestofbooktok.com/⁠⁠⁠

Booktrib – ⁠⁠https://booktrib.com/author/writers-ink/⁠⁠

Music by Nicorus – ⁠⁠⁠https://cctrax.com/nicorus/dust-to-dust-ep⁠⁠⁠

Voice Over by Rick Ganley – ⁠⁠⁠http://www.nhpr.com⁠⁠⁠ and recorded at Mill Pond Studio – ⁠⁠⁠http://www.millpondstudio.com⁠⁠⁠

Show notes & audio production by Geoff Emberlyn – ⁠https://twitter.com/horrorstoic⁠⁠⁠

Website Design by Word & Pixel – ⁠⁠⁠http://wordandpixel.com/⁠⁠⁠

Contact – ⁠⁠⁠https://writersinkpodcast.com/contact/⁠⁠⁠

*NOTE: Some of the links are affiliate links.

Join hosts J.D. Barker, Christine Daigle, and Kevin Tumlinson as they discuss the week’s publishing topics, including an update on the SAG-AFTRA strike. Then, stick around as Christine chats with brother and sister writing duo Boyd and Beth Morrison!

Boyd Morrison is a #1 NY Times bestselling author, actor, engineer, and Jeopardy! Champion. Beth Morrison is Senior Curator of Manuscripts at the J. Paul Getty Museum. Their new novel, The Last True Templar, is a follow-up to their first collaboration, The Lawless Land, and is the second book in their “Tales From The Lawless Land” series. It is available now wherever books are sold.


Check It Out!

The Last True Templarhttps://bookshop.org/p/books/the-last-true-templar-volume-2-boyd-morrison/19781594

“The End of an Era: The Wall Street Journal’s Bestseller Lists Discontinued” (via NY Weekly) – https://nyweekly.com/news/the-end-of-an-era-the-wall-street-journals-bestseller-lists-discontinued/

“Spotify Launches 200,000-Plus Audiobooks for Premium Subscribers in the U.S.” (via Variety) – https://variety.com/2023/digital/news/spotify-premium-audiobooks-subscribers-us-1235784076/

“SAG-AFTRA Reveals Details of Strike-Ending Deal With Hollywood Studios” (via Rolling Stone)- https://www.rollingstone.com/tv-movies/tv-movie-news/sag-aftra-board-approves-deal-with-hollywood-studios-end-strike-1234875654/


Show Links:

Writers, Ink on YouTube! – ⁠⁠⁠https://www.youtube.com/@jdbarker_author/podcasts⁠⁠⁠

J.D. Barker – ⁠⁠⁠https://jdbarker.com/⁠⁠⁠

Christine Daigle – ⁠⁠⁠https://www.christinedaiglebooks.com/⁠⁠⁠

JP Rindfleisch IX – ⁠⁠⁠https://www.jprindfleischix.com/⁠⁠⁠

Kevin Tumlinson – ⁠⁠⁠https://www.kevintumlinson.com/⁠

Patrick O’Donnell – ⁠⁠⁠https://www.copsandwriters.com/⁠⁠

Boyd Morrison – https://boydmorrison.com/


TODAY’S SPONSOR:

AutoCrit – https://www.autocrit.com/jd (click this link to take advantage of our Writers, Ink special offer!!!)


Other Links

Best of BookTok – ⁠⁠⁠https://bestofbooktok.com/⁠⁠⁠

Booktrib – ⁠⁠https://booktrib.com/author/writers-ink/⁠⁠

Music by Nicorus – ⁠⁠⁠https://cctrax.com/nicorus/dust-to-dust-ep⁠⁠⁠

Voice Over by Rick Ganley – ⁠⁠⁠http://www.nhpr.com⁠⁠⁠ and recorded at Mill Pond Studio – ⁠⁠⁠http://www.millpondstudio.com⁠⁠⁠

Show notes & audio production by Geoff Emberlyn – ⁠https://twitter.com/horrorstoic⁠⁠⁠

Website Design by Word & Pixel – ⁠⁠⁠http://wordandpixel.com/⁠⁠⁠

Contact – ⁠⁠⁠https://writersinkpodcast.com/contact/⁠⁠⁠

*NOTE: Some of the links are affiliate links.

Join hosts J.D. Barker, Christine Daigle, Kevin Tumlinson, and Patrick O’Donnell as they discuss the week’s publishing topics, including an update on Simon & Schuster’s new owners. Then, stick around as Christine chats with successful theatre costume designer turned-author and illustrator Sally Gardner!

Sally Gardner gained a first-class degree at a leading London art college and became a successful theatre costume designer before illustrating and writing books. Her debut novel, I, Coriander, won the Nestle Gold Award, and she is also a Costa and Carnegie prize winner. Her latest novel, The Weather Woman, was released in September by Head of Zeus Press.


Check It Out!

The Weather Womanhttps://www.amazon.com/Weather-Woman-Sally-Gardner-ebook/dp/B09MXD9MCV/

Kevin’s Announcement! – https://www.openpr.com/news/3272937/kevin-tumlinson-assumes-role-of-ceo-for-next-chapter

“KKR Closes Deal to Buy Simon & Schuster” (via The New York Times) – https://www.nytimes.com/2023/10/30/books/kkr-simon-schuster-sale.html


Show Links:

Writers, Ink on YouTube! – ⁠⁠⁠https://www.youtube.com/@jdbarker_author/podcasts⁠⁠⁠

J.D. Barker – ⁠⁠⁠https://jdbarker.com/⁠⁠⁠

Christine Daigle – ⁠⁠⁠https://www.christinedaiglebooks.com/⁠⁠⁠

JP Rindfleisch IX – ⁠⁠⁠https://www.jprindfleischix.com/⁠⁠⁠

Kevin Tumlinson – ⁠⁠⁠https://www.kevintumlinson.com/⁠

Patrick O’Donnell – ⁠⁠⁠https://www.copsandwriters.com/⁠⁠

Sally Gardner – https://www.sallygardner.net


TODAY’S SPONSOR:

AutoCrit – https://www.autocrit.com/jd (click this link to take advantage of our Writers, Ink special offer!!!)


Other Links

Best of BookTok – ⁠⁠⁠https://bestofbooktok.com/⁠⁠⁠

Booktrib – ⁠⁠https://booktrib.com/author/writers-ink/⁠⁠

Music by Nicorus – ⁠⁠⁠https://cctrax.com/nicorus/dust-to-dust-ep⁠⁠⁠

Voice Over by Rick Ganley – ⁠⁠⁠http://www.nhpr.com⁠⁠⁠ and recorded at Mill Pond Studio – ⁠⁠⁠http://www.millpondstudio.com⁠⁠⁠

Show notes & audio production by Geoff Emberlyn – ⁠https://twitter.com/horrorstoic⁠⁠⁠

Website Design by Word & Pixel – ⁠⁠⁠http://wordandpixel.com/⁠⁠⁠

Contact – ⁠⁠⁠https://writersinkpodcast.com/contact/⁠⁠⁠

*NOTE: Some of the links are affiliate links.

Join hosts J.D. Barker, Christine Daigle, and Kevin Tumlinson as they discuss the week’s publishing topics, including Book Riot’s thoughts on the future of bookstores. Then, stick around as Christine chats with romance author Mariana Zapata!

Mariana Zapata is a former indie author who recently signed a trad deal for her latest best-selling novel, The Wall of Winnipeg and Me. She also has an excellent handle on TikTok—at last check, she had over a quarter billion views! Mariana lives in a small town in Colorado with her husband and two oversized children—her beloved Great Danes, Dorian and Kaiser. When she’s not writing, she’s reading, spending time outside, forcing kisses on her boys, or pretending to write.


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The Wall of Winnipeg and Mehttps://bookshop.org/p/books/the-wall-of-winnipeg-and-me-mariana-zapata/16712489

PRH Announce “Freedom of Expression” Prize For High School Students – https://goodereader.com/blog/commentary/penguin-random-house-introduces-high-school-award-to-defend-literature-against-book-bans


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J.D. Barker – ⁠⁠⁠https://jdbarker.com/⁠⁠⁠

Christine Daigle – ⁠⁠⁠https://www.christinedaiglebooks.com/⁠⁠⁠

JP Rindfleisch IX – ⁠⁠⁠https://www.jprindfleischix.com/⁠⁠⁠

Kevin Tumlinson – ⁠⁠⁠https://www.kevintumlinson.com/⁠⁠⁠

Patrick O’Donnell – ⁠⁠⁠https://www.copsandwriters.com/⁠⁠⁠

Mariana Zapata – https://www.marianazapata.com/


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Voice Over by Rick Ganley – ⁠⁠⁠http://www.nhpr.com⁠⁠⁠ and recorded at Mill Pond Studio – ⁠⁠⁠http://www.millpondstudio.com⁠⁠⁠

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Join hosts J.D. Barker, Christine Daigle, Kevin Tumlinson, and Patrick O’Donnell as they discuss the week’s publishing topics, including Book Riot’s thoughts on the future of bookstores. Then, stick around as Christine chats with bestselling author Andrew Child!

Andrew Child is a British author who also writes as Andrew Grant. He is the author of several books, including the David Trevellyan series and the Paul McGrath series. For the last several years, Andrew has worked alongside his brother Lee Child on the latter’s blockbuster Jack Reacher books in preparation for taking over the series. The duo’s fourth and latest Reacher collaboration, The Secret, drops tomorrow, October 24, and is available for preorder now.


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The Secret: A Jack Reacher Novelhttps://bookshop.org/p/books/the-secret-a-jack-reacher-novel-lee-child/19630515

Andrew Child’s previous Writers, Ink appearances – Episode 106, Episode 157


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Writers, Ink on YouTube! – ⁠⁠⁠https://www.youtube.com/@jdbarker_author/podcasts⁠⁠⁠

J.D. Barker – ⁠⁠⁠https://jdbarker.com/⁠⁠⁠

Christine Daigle – ⁠⁠⁠https://www.christinedaiglebooks.com/⁠⁠⁠

JP Rindfleisch IX – ⁠⁠⁠https://www.jprindfleischix.com/⁠⁠⁠

Kevin Tumlinson – ⁠⁠⁠https://www.kevintumlinson.com/⁠⁠⁠

Patrick O’Donnell – ⁠⁠⁠https://www.copsandwriters.com/⁠⁠⁠

Andrew Child – https://www.jackreacher.com/us/authors/


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Music by Nicorus – ⁠⁠⁠https://cctrax.com/nicorus/dust-to-dust-ep⁠⁠⁠

Voice Over by Rick Ganley – ⁠⁠⁠http://www.nhpr.com⁠⁠⁠ and recorded at Mill Pond Studio – ⁠⁠⁠http://www.millpondstudio.com⁠⁠⁠

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Join hosts J.D. Barker, Christine Daigle, JP Rindfleisch IX, Kevin Tumlinson, and Patrick O’Donnell as they discuss the week’s publishing topics, including Book Riot’s thoughts on the future of bookstores. Then, stick around as J.P. talks with New York Times bestselling author Richard Chizmar.

Richard Chizmar is the co-author (with Stephen King) of the bestselling Gwendy’s Button Box trilogy and is the founder/publisher of Cemetery Dance magazine and the Cemetery Dance Publications book imprint. He has edited more than 35 anthologies, and his short fiction has appeared in dozens of publications, including multiple editions of Ellery Queen’s Mystery Magazine and The Year’s 25 Finest Crime and Mystery Stories. His latest novel, Becoming The Boogeyman, the follow-up to his 2021 smash hit, Chasing The Boogeyman, was released on October 10 and is available wherever books are sold.


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Becoming The Boogeymanhttps://bookshop.org/p/books/becoming-the-boogeyman-richard-chizmar/19726757

Richard Chizmar on Writers, Ink – Episode 12, Episode 94

“Are Co-Op Bookstores the Future of Bookselling?” via Book Riothttps://bookriot.com/co-op-bookstores


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Writers, Ink on YouTube! – ⁠⁠⁠https://www.youtube.com/@jdbarker_author/podcasts⁠⁠⁠

J.D. Barker – ⁠⁠⁠https://jdbarker.com/⁠⁠⁠

Christine Daigle – ⁠⁠⁠https://www.christinedaiglebooks.com/⁠⁠⁠

JP Rindfleisch IX – ⁠⁠⁠https://www.jprindfleischix.com/⁠⁠⁠

Kevin Tumlinson – ⁠⁠⁠https://www.kevintumlinson.com/⁠⁠⁠

Patrick O’Donnell – ⁠⁠⁠https://www.copsandwriters.com/⁠⁠⁠

Richard Chizmar – https://richardchizmar.com/


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Voice Over by Rick Ganley – ⁠⁠⁠http://www.nhpr.com⁠⁠⁠ and recorded at Mill Pond Studio – ⁠⁠⁠http://www.millpondstudio.com⁠⁠⁠

Show notes & audio production by Geoff Emberlyn – ⁠https://twitter.com/horrorstoic⁠⁠⁠

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Join hosts J.D. Barker, Christine Daigle, JP Rindfleisch IX, Kevin Tumlinson, and Patrick O’Donnell as they discuss the week’s publishing topics, including some exciting publishing news for our very own J.D.! Then, stick around as Christine chats with Ashley Winstead.

Ashley Winstead is the author of In My Dreams I Hold a Knife and The Last Housewife. She holds a Ph.D. in contemporary American literature and a B.A. in English and art history. She lives in Houston, Texas, where she drinks red wine and dreams up novels. Her latest, Midnight is The Darkest Hour, was released last week, October 3, and is available wherever books are sold!


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Midnight is The Darkest Hourhttps://bookshop.org/p/books/midnight-is-the-darkest-hour-ashley-winstead/19462760

Simon & Schuster Team Up With J.D. Barker Imprint, Hampton Creek Press – https://bit.ly/3rH78YX

Lit Agent Laura Zats’ Twitter Thread on Lit Agent Landscape – https://twitter.com/LZats/status/1707414688173064584

Can Spotify Take Digital Audiobooks to the Next Level? (via Publishers Weekly) – https://bit.ly/3rO2atp


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Writers, Ink on YouTube! – ⁠⁠⁠https://www.youtube.com/@jdbarker_author/podcasts⁠⁠⁠

J.D. Barker – ⁠⁠⁠https://jdbarker.com/⁠⁠⁠

Christine Daigle – ⁠⁠⁠https://www.christinedaiglebooks.com/⁠⁠⁠

JP Rindfleisch IX – ⁠⁠⁠https://www.jprindfleischix.com/⁠⁠⁠

Kevin Tumlinson – ⁠⁠⁠https://www.kevintumlinson.com/⁠⁠⁠

Patrick O’Donnell – ⁠⁠⁠https://www.copsandwriters.com/⁠⁠⁠]

Ashley Winstead – https://www.ashleywinstead.com/


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Booktrib – ⁠⁠https://booktrib.com/author/writers-ink/⁠⁠

Music by Nicorus – ⁠⁠⁠https://cctrax.com/nicorus/dust-to-dust-ep⁠⁠⁠

Voice Over by Rick Ganley – ⁠⁠⁠http://www.nhpr.com⁠⁠⁠ and recorded at Mill Pond Studio – ⁠⁠⁠http://www.millpondstudio.com⁠⁠⁠

Show notes & audio production by Geoff Emberlyn – ⁠https://twitter.com/horrorstoic⁠⁠⁠

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Join hosts Christine Daigle, JP Rindfleisch IX, Kevin Tumlinson, and Patrick O’Donnell as they discuss the week’s publishing topics, including the victorious end of the WGA Writers Strike! Then, stick around as Christine chats with novelist and TV writer Daniel Sweren-Becker.

Daniel Sweren-Becker is an author, television writer, and playwright living in Los Angeles. His play Stress Positions premiered in New York City at the SoHo Playhouse. He grew up in Manhattan. He is the author of the novels The Ones and The Equals. His latest novel, Kill Show, releases tomorrow, October 3, and is available for preorder now!


Check It Out!

Kill Show: A True Crime Novelhttps://bit.ly/3F4oGBe

Dialogue Dash—Registration open until October 6! – https://dialoguedoctor.teachable.com/p/dialoguedash

“The Hollywood writers’ strike is over — and they won big” via Voxhttps://www.vox.com/culture/2023/9/24/23888673/wga-strike-end-sag-aftra-contract


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Writers, Ink on YouTube! – ⁠⁠⁠https://www.youtube.com/@jdbarker_author/podcasts⁠⁠⁠

J.D. Barker – ⁠⁠⁠https://jdbarker.com/⁠⁠⁠

Christine Daigle – ⁠⁠⁠https://www.christinedaiglebooks.com/⁠⁠⁠

JP Rindfleisch IX – ⁠⁠⁠https://www.jprindfleischix.com/⁠⁠⁠

Kevin Tumlinson – ⁠⁠⁠https://www.kevintumlinson.com/⁠⁠⁠

Patrick O’Donnell – ⁠⁠⁠https://www.copsandwriters.com/⁠⁠⁠


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AutoCrit – https://www.autocrit.com/jd (click this link to take advantage of our Writers, Ink special offer!!!)

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Best of BookTok – ⁠⁠⁠https://bestofbooktok.com/⁠⁠⁠

Booktrib – ⁠⁠https://booktrib.com/author/writers-ink/⁠⁠

Music by Nicorus – ⁠⁠⁠https://cctrax.com/nicorus/dust-to-dust-ep⁠⁠⁠

Voice Over by Rick Ganley – ⁠⁠⁠http://www.nhpr.com⁠⁠⁠ and recorded at Mill Pond Studio – ⁠⁠⁠http://www.millpondstudio.com⁠⁠⁠

Show notes & audio production by Geoff Emberlyn – ⁠https://twitter.com/horrorstoic⁠⁠⁠

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Join hosts Christine Daigle, JP Rindfleisch IX, and Patrick O’Donnell as they discuss the week’s publishing topics, including a rash of “culture war” blowbacks on American libraries. Then, stick around as Patrick chats with naval intelligence officer turned thriller writer M.P. Woodward!

M.P. Woodward is a veteran of both US intelligence ops and the entertainment industry. In multiple deployments to the Persian Gulf and the Far East, he worked alongside US Special Forces, CIA, and NSA. Most recently, Woodward ran international partner distribution for Amazon Prime and Prime Video. His latest novel, Dead Drop, was released back in May and is available wherever books are sold.


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Dead Drophttps://bookshop.org/p/books/dead-drop-m-p-woodward/18664396

“Red states quit nation’s oldest library group amid culture war over books” via The Washington Posthttps://www.washingtonpost.com/education/2023/09/15/american-library-association-book-bans/


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Writers, Ink on YouTube! – ⁠⁠⁠https://www.youtube.com/@jdbarker_author/podcasts⁠⁠⁠

J.D. Barker – ⁠⁠⁠https://jdbarker.com/⁠⁠⁠

Christine Daigle – ⁠⁠⁠https://www.christinedaiglebooks.com/⁠⁠⁠

JP Rindfleisch IX – ⁠⁠⁠https://www.jprindfleischix.com/⁠⁠⁠

Kevin Tumlinson – ⁠⁠⁠https://www.kevintumlinson.com/⁠⁠⁠

Patrick O’Donnell – ⁠⁠⁠https://www.copsandwriters.com/⁠⁠⁠

M.P. Woodward – https://www.mpwoodward.com/


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Booktrib – ⁠⁠https://booktrib.com/author/writers-ink/⁠⁠

Music by Nicorus – ⁠⁠⁠https://cctrax.com/nicorus/dust-to-dust-ep⁠⁠⁠

Voice Over by Rick Ganley – ⁠⁠⁠http://www.nhpr.com⁠⁠⁠ and recorded at Mill Pond Studio – ⁠⁠⁠http://www.millpondstudio.com⁠⁠⁠

Show notes & audio production by Geoff Emberlyn – ⁠https://twitter.com/horrorstoic⁠⁠⁠

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Join hosts J.D. Barker, Christine Daigle, Kevin Tumlinson, and Patrick O’Donnell as they discuss the week’s publishing topics, including a new lawsuit involving authors and OpenAI. Then, stick around as Kevin chats with debut novelist Khashayar Khabushani!

Khashayar J. Khabushani was born in Van Nuys, California, in 1992. During his childhood, he spent time in Iran before returning to Los Angeles. He studied philosophy at California State University, Northridge, and prior to completing his MFA at Columbia University, he worked as a middle school teacher. [source] His debut novel, I Will Greet The Sun Again, was released on August 1 and is available now wherever books are sold.


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I Will Greet The Sun Againhttps://bookshop.org/p/books/i-will-greet-the-sun-again-khashayar-j-khabushani/18824265

Patreon Goes “All In” On Community – https://blog.patreon.com/were-going-all-in-on-community-by-giving-fans-their-own-space-to-chat-and-connect

“Book Publishing’s Broken Blurb System,” Esquirehttps://www.esquire.com/entertainment/books/a44948120/book-publishing-broken-blurbs-system/


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Writers, Ink on YouTube! – ⁠⁠⁠https://www.youtube.com/@jdbarker_author/podcasts⁠⁠⁠

J.D. Barker – ⁠⁠⁠https://jdbarker.com/⁠⁠⁠

Christine Daigle – ⁠⁠⁠https://www.christinedaiglebooks.com/⁠⁠⁠

JP Rindfleisch IX – ⁠⁠⁠https://www.jprindfleischix.com/⁠⁠⁠

Kevin Tumlinson – ⁠⁠⁠https://www.kevintumlinson.com/⁠⁠⁠

Patrick O’Donnell – ⁠⁠⁠https://www.copsandwriters.com/⁠⁠⁠


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Best of BookTok – ⁠⁠⁠https://bestofbooktok.com/⁠⁠⁠

Booktrib – ⁠⁠https://booktrib.com/author/writers-ink/⁠⁠

Music by Nicorus – ⁠⁠⁠https://cctrax.com/nicorus/dust-to-dust-ep⁠⁠⁠

Voice Over by Rick Ganley – ⁠⁠⁠http://www.nhpr.com⁠⁠⁠ and recorded at Mill Pond Studio – ⁠⁠⁠http://www.millpondstudio.com⁠⁠⁠

Show notes & audio production by Geoff Emberlyn – ⁠https://twitter.com/horrorstoic⁠⁠⁠

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Join hosts J.D. Barker, Christine Daigle, Kevin Tumlinson, and Patrick O’Donnell as they discuss the week’s publishing topics, including Amazon’s newly released policy on AI works. Then, stick around as Kevin chats with “Real Book Spy” and thriller author Ryan Speck.

Ryan Steck is a freelance editor, an author, and the founder and EIC of The Real Book Spy. Ryan has been named an “Online Influencer” by Amazon and is a regular columnist at CrimeReads. Praised as “One of the hardest working, most thoughtful, and fairest reviewers out there” by #1 New York Times bestselling author Lisa Scottoline, Steck has “quickly established himself as the authority on mysteries and thrillers” (Author A.J. Tata). His latest novel, Lethal Range (Book #2 in the Matthew Redd Thriller series), was released on August 8 and is available now.


Check It Out!

Ryan’s Books on Amazon! – https://www.amazon.com/stores/author/B09KQHNGHH

The Authors Guild take on Amazon’s AI policy – https://authorsguild.org/news/amazons-new-disclosure-policy-for-ai-generated-book-content-is-a-welcome-first-step/


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Writers, Ink on YouTube! – ⁠⁠⁠https://www.youtube.com/@jdbarker_author/podcasts⁠⁠⁠

J.D. Barker – ⁠⁠⁠https://jdbarker.com/⁠⁠⁠

Christine Daigle – ⁠⁠⁠https://www.christinedaiglebooks.com/⁠⁠⁠

JP Rindfleisch IX – ⁠⁠⁠https://www.jprindfleischix.com/⁠⁠⁠

Kevin Tumlinson – ⁠⁠⁠https://www.kevintumlinson.com/⁠⁠⁠

Patrick O’Donnell – ⁠⁠⁠https://www.copsandwriters.com/⁠⁠⁠

Ryan Steck – https://therealbookspy.com/


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Booktrib – ⁠⁠https://booktrib.com/author/writers-ink/⁠⁠

Music by Nicorus – ⁠⁠⁠https://cctrax.com/nicorus/dust-to-dust-ep⁠⁠⁠

Voice Over by Rick Ganley – ⁠⁠⁠http://www.nhpr.com⁠⁠⁠ and recorded at Mill Pond Studio – ⁠⁠⁠http://www.millpondstudio.com⁠⁠⁠

Show notes & audio production by Geoff Emberlyn – ⁠https://twitter.com/horrorstoic⁠⁠⁠

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Join hosts J.D. Barker, Christine Daigle, JP Rindfleisch, Kevin Tumlinson, and Patrick O’Donnell as they discuss the week’s publishing topics, including a conversation about Kindle Unlimited’s diminishing returns. Is Amazon exclusivity still worth it for authors? Then stick around as Kevin chats with author and memoirist Nicholas Fillmore!

Nicholas Fillmore is the author of Smuggler, an IndieReader Discovery Award-winning memoir. Fillmore attended the graduate writing program at the University of New Hampshire and was a finalist for the Juniper Prize in poetry. He is currently working on Sins of Our Fathers, a novel, and The Genteel Pleasure of Anonymity, new and selected poems. His latest novella, The Gospel of Satan, was released in April and is available in paperback and ebook.


Check It Out!

Nicholas’s Books on Amazon! — https://www.amazon.com/stores/Nicholas-Fillmore/author/B07KX92CZB

The Gospel of Satan Book Trailer — https://youtu.be/_V7Sj7IkNLs?si=S3Ywx7MoHPDk0cDg


Show Links:

Writers, Ink on YouTube! – ⁠⁠⁠https://www.youtube.com/@jdbarker_author/podcasts⁠⁠⁠

J.D. Barker – ⁠⁠⁠https://jdbarker.com/⁠⁠⁠

Christine Daigle – ⁠⁠⁠https://www.christinedaiglebooks.com/⁠⁠⁠

JP Rindfleisch IX – ⁠⁠⁠https://www.jprindfleischix.com/⁠⁠⁠

Kevin Tumlinson – ⁠⁠⁠https://www.kevintumlinson.com/⁠⁠⁠

Patrick O’Donnell – ⁠⁠⁠https://www.copsandwriters.com/⁠⁠⁠

Nicholas Fillmore – https://nicholasfillmore.com/


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Best of BookTok – ⁠⁠⁠https://bestofbooktok.com/⁠⁠⁠

Booktrib – ⁠⁠https://booktrib.com/author/writers-ink/⁠⁠

Music by Nicorus – ⁠⁠⁠https://cctrax.com/nicorus/dust-to-dust-ep⁠⁠⁠

Voice Over by Rick Ganley – ⁠⁠⁠http://www.nhpr.com⁠⁠⁠ and recorded at Mill Pond Studio – ⁠⁠⁠http://www.millpondstudio.com⁠⁠⁠

Show notes & audio production by Geoff Emberlyn – ⁠https://twitter.com/horrorstoic⁠⁠⁠

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Join hosts J.D. Barker, Christine Daigle, JP Rindfleisch, Kevin Tumlinson, and Patrick O’Donnell as they discuss the week’s publishing topics, including PW‘s look at BookTok’s current publishing influence. Then stick around as Christine chats with professional assistant-turned-indie author, Marsha DeFilippo!

After nearly 33 years as the King of Horror’s personal assistant, Marsha decided it was time to write her own books! Entering self-publishing in 2020, DeFilippo is now five books deep, with the second entry in her Cozy Quilt Club mystery series, Finding The Treasure, available for preorder on Kindle now!


Check It Out!

Marsha’s Books on Amazon! — https://www.amazon.com/stores/author/B09D888621/allbooks

Amazon AI-Generated Review Summaries (via The Verge) — https://www.theverge.com/2023/8/14/23831391/amazon-review-summaries-generative-ai

Publishers Weekly‘s Look At BookTok — https://www.publishersweekly.com/pw/by-topic/industry-news/bookselling/article/93014-booktok-helped-book-sales-soar-how-long-will-that-last.html


Show Links:

Writers, Ink on YouTube! – ⁠⁠⁠https://www.youtube.com/@jdbarker_author/podcasts⁠⁠⁠

J.D. Barker – ⁠⁠⁠https://jdbarker.com/⁠⁠⁠

Christine Daigle – ⁠⁠⁠https://www.christinedaiglebooks.com/⁠⁠⁠

JP Rindfleisch IX – ⁠⁠⁠https://www.jprindfleischix.com/⁠⁠⁠

Kevin Tumlinson – ⁠⁠⁠https://www.kevintumlinson.com/⁠⁠⁠

Patrick O’Donnell – ⁠⁠⁠https://www.copsandwriters.com/⁠⁠⁠

Marshall DeFilippo – https://marshadefilippo.com/


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Best of BookTok – ⁠⁠⁠https://bestofbooktok.com/⁠⁠⁠

Booktrib – ⁠⁠https://booktrib.com/author/writers-ink/⁠⁠

Music by Nicorus – ⁠⁠⁠https://cctrax.com/nicorus/dust-to-dust-ep⁠⁠⁠

Voice Over by Rick Ganley – ⁠⁠⁠http://www.nhpr.com⁠⁠⁠ and recorded at Mill Pond Studio – ⁠⁠⁠http://www.millpondstudio.com⁠⁠⁠

Show notes & audio production by Geoff Emberlyn – ⁠https://twitter.com/horrorstoic⁠⁠⁠

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