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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 JD Barker, Christine Daigle, Jena Brown and Kevin Tumlinson as they discuss the week’s entertainment news, including how the U.K.’s biggest publishers are using AI, Amazon adding Andrew Ng, and Amazon putting all three Claude AI models on Bedrock. Then, stick around for a chat with author CJ Tudor!

C. J. Tudor‘s love of writing, especially the dark and macabre, started young. When her peers were reading Judy Blume, she was devouring Stephen King and James Herbert.

Over the years she has had a variety of jobs, including trainee reporter, radio scriptwriter, dog walker, voiceover artist, television presenter, copywriter and, now, author.

Her first novel, The Chalk Man, was a Sunday Times bestseller, has sold in over forty countries and will be developed into a six-part drama with BBC Studios Production. Her second novel, The Taking of Annie Thorne, was also a Sunday Times bestseller as was her third novel The Other People. Her fourth novel, The Burning Girls, was a Richard and Judy Book Club selection and is being adapted for Paramount+ by award-winning screenwriter Hans Rosenfeldt, creator of The Bridge and Marcella.

She lives in Sussex, England with her family.


Check It Out!

The Gathering: https://www.amazon.co.uk/Gathering-C-J-Tudor/dp/0241486262

While streaming giants slash budgets and users flock from X, the U.K.’s biggest publishers are using AI (with a little help from Prince Harry) to get us hooked back on bookshttps://fortune.com/europe/2024/04/17/users-flock-elon-musk-x-u-k-s-publishers-pan-macmillan-penguin-hachette-using-ai/

Amazon adds Andrew Ng, a leading voice in artificial intelligence, to its board of directors – https://abcnews.go.com/US/wireStory/amazon-adds-andrew-ng-leading-voice-artificial-intelligence-109131972

Amazon Puts All Three Claude AI Models on Bedrock – https://www.pymnts.com/artificial-intelligence-2/2024/amazon-puts-all-three-claude-ai-models-on-bedrock/

Maestro is now available on all Amazon Music tiers in beta to a subset of U.S. customers on iOS and Android – https://www.aboutamazon.com/news/entertainment/amazon-music-maestro-ai-playlist-generator


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/⁠⁠⁠

Jena Brown – https://www.⁠⁠⁠jenabrownwrites.com

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

CJ Tudor – https://www.cjtudor.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

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

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

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Join hosts JD Barker, Christine Daigle, Jena Brown and Kevin Tumlinson as they discuss the week’s entertainment news, including the KDP invitation-only beta for audiobooks, new Association of American Publishers (AAP) data, and how to train ‘the horses of enlightenment.’ Then, stick around for a chat with author Carter Wilson!

Carter Wilson is the USA Today bestselling author of nine critically acclaimed, standalone psychological thrillers, as well as numerous short stories. He is an ITW Thriller Award finalist, a five-time winner of the Colorado Book Award, and his works have been optioned for television and film. Carter lives in Erie, Colorado in a Victorian house that is spooky but isn’t haunted…yet.

Born in New Mexico in 1970, Carter grew up primarily in Los Angeles before attending Cornell University in New York. He lived in Pittsburgh, San Francisco, and Miami before moving to Boulder, Colorado in 1996. Throughout his life, Carter has journeyed the globe for both work and pleasure, and his travels have been a constant source of inspiration in his fiction.

Carter’s writing career began on a spring day in 2003, when an exercise to ward off boredom during a continuing-education class evolved into a 400-page manuscript. Since that day, Carter has been constantly writing. In addition to his published novels, Carter has also contributed short fiction to various publications, and most notably was featured in the R.L. Stine young-adult anthology Scream and Scream Again.


Check It Out!

The Father She Went to Find: https://www.amazon.com/Father-She-Went-Find-Novel/dp/1728293472

KDP Invitation-Only Beta for Audiobooks – https://www.kdpcommunity.com/s/article/Invite-Only-KDP-Beta-for-Audiobooks?forum=KDP%20Forum&language=pt_BR

AI translation: how to train ‘the horses of enlightenment’ https://www.theguardian.com/books/2024/mar/15/ai-translation-literature

New Data: Association of American Publishers (AAP) Reports Overall Publishing Industry Up 0.4% For Calendar Year 2023, and Down 2.5% for Month of December – https://www.infodocket.com/2024/03/26/new-data-association-of-american-publishers-aap-reports-overall-publishing-industry-up-0-4-for-calendar-year-2023-and-down-2-5-for-month-of-december/


Bard Books Launches with Two Titles from Gordon Lish – https://www.publishersweekly.com/pw/by-topic/industry-news/publisher-news/article/94670-bard-books-launches-with-two-titles-from-gordon-lish.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/⁠⁠⁠

Jena Brown – https://www.⁠⁠⁠jenabrownwrites.com

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

Carter Wilson – https://carterwilson.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

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

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

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Join hosts JD Barker, Christine Daigle, Jena Brown and Kevin Tumlinson as they discuss the week’s entertainment news, including Gabriel García Márquez’s sons publishing his final novel, Elon Musk releasing Chatbot Code, and US publishers filing a brief opposing internet archive’s appeal. Then, stick around for a chat with author Cynthia Pelayo!

Cynthia Pelayo is a Bram Stoker Award winning and International Latino Book Award winning author and poet.

Pelayo writes fairy tales that blend genre and explore concepts of grief, mourning, and cycles of violence. She is the author of LoteriaSanta MuerteThe MissingPoems of My NightInto the Forest and All the Way ThroughChildren of ChicagoCrime SceneThe Shoemaker’s Magician, as well as dozens of standalone short stories and poems.

Her forthcoming novel, The Forgotten Sisters, will be released by Thomas and Mercer in 2024 and is an adaptation of Hans Christian Andersen’s “The Little Mermaid.”

Her works have been reviewed in The New York TimesChicago TribuneLA Review of Books, and more.


Check It Out!

Forgotten Sisters: https://www.amazon.com/Forgotten-Sisters-Novel-Cynthia-Pelayo/dp/1662513917

Gabriel García Márquez’s sons are publishing his final novel, which he wanted ‘destroyed’ – https://ew.com/gabriel-garcia-marquez-final-novel-published-against-wishes-by-sons-until-august-8605081

In Latest A.I. War Escalation, Elon Musk Releases Chatbot Code – https://www.nytimes.com/2024/03/17/technology/chatbot-xai-code-musk.html?unlocked_article_code=1.dk0.hOQ0.McHQ-koZtDdo&smid=url-share

Getting AI to Behave—and How We Can Find Out When It Doesn’t – https://www.publishersweekly.com/pw/by-topic/industry-news/publisher-news/article/94609-getting-ai-to-behave-and-how-we-can-find-out-when-it-doesn-t.html


US Publishers File Brief Opposing Internet Archive’s Appeal – https://publishingperspectives.com/2024/03/us-publishers-file-a-brief-opposing-the-internet-archives-appeal/


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/⁠⁠⁠

Jena Brown – https://www.⁠⁠⁠jenabrownwrites.com

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

Cynthia Pelayo – https://cinapelayo.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

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 some positive news out of Barnes & Noble. Then, stick around as JP chats with author and #1000wordsofsummer founder Jami Attenberg!

Jami Attenberg has written about food, travel, books, relationships, and urban life for The New York Times Magazine, The New Yorker, The Wall Street Journal, the Sunday Times, The Guardian, and others. She is a New York Times bestselling author of seven works of fiction, including The Middlesteins and All Grown Up. Her latest non-fiction book, 1000 Words: A Writer’s Guide to Staying Creative, Focused, and Productive All Year Round, was released on January 9 and is available now in ebook and audio.


Check It Out!

1000 Wordshttps://www.amazon.com/1000-Words-Writers-Creative-Productive-ebook/dp/B0C7RLR19M

The Dialogue Doctor: The Language of Love (A Masterclass in Story Intimacy) – https://dialoguedoctor.teachable.com/p/story-intimacy

JD’s robot snowblower in action – https://www.tiktok.com/@jdbarker_author/video/7321512733466250538


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/⁠

Jami Attenberg – https://www.jamiattenberg.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 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, 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/


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/⁠⁠⁠

Ryan Steck – https://therealbookspy.com/


TODAY’S SPONSOR:

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

Written Word Media – https://www.writtenwordmedia.com/


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, and Kevin Tumlinson as they discuss the week’s publishing topics, including how AI is altering the audiobook landscape. Then stick around as Patrick chats with Mystery and Thriller Maven Sara DiVello!

Sara DiVello is a true crime writer and the creator/host of Mystery and Thriller Mavens, a popular author series and interactive Facebook group. For her weekly live events, she has interviewed more than 300 authors, ranging from the bestselling and world-renowned (Dean Koontz, Lee Child, Karin Slaughter, and more!) to the buzziest debuts. Sara’s own true-crime debut, Broadway Butterfly, released August 1 from Thomas & Mercer and is available now wherever books are sold!


Check It Out!

Broadway Butterfly on Bookshop.org – https://bookshop.org/p/books/broadway-butterfly-a-jazz-age-slaying-sara-divello/18982744

ITW’s 10th Anniversary Online Thriller School – https://thrillerwriters.org/programs/online-thriller-school/

Kevin’s Substack – https://kevintumlinson.substack.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/⁠⁠⁠

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

Sara DiVello – https://www.saradivello.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 publishing topics, including the demise of the controversial web app prosecraft.io. Then stick around as Patrick chats with returning guest (and all-around rockstar) Josh Malerman!

Josh Malerman is a New York Times bestselling author and one of two singer-songwriters for the rock band The High Strung. His debut novel, Bird Box, is the inspiration for the hit Netflix film of the same name. His other novels include Unbury CarolInspectionA House at the Bottom of a LakePearlGoblinDaphne, and Malorie, the sequel to Bird Box. His latest collection, Spin a Black Yarn, releases tomorrow, August 15, from Del Rey.


Check It Out!

Spin a Black Yarn – https://bookshop.org/p/books/spin-a-black-yarn-five-short-novels-josh-malerman/17322952

Josh Malerman on Writers, Ink – Episode 154, Episode 80, Episode 5


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/⁠⁠⁠

Josh Malerman – https://joshmalerman.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 IX, Kevin Tumlinson, and Patrick O’Donnell as they discuss the week’s publishing topics, including—grab your drinks—more AI news! Then stick around as Christine chats with novelist Josh Haven!

Josh Haven is a novelist and former art critic who has written for the Wall Street JournalWeekly Standard, and Jerusalem Post. His fourth (and latest) novel, The Siberia Job, release back in June and is available now where ever books are sold.


Check It Out!

Josh’s CrimeReads Article “Scenes From The Wild Wild East” – https://crimereads.com/scenes-from-the-wild-wild-east-snapshots-of-post-soviet-russia/

Check out Elle Cordova on TikTok (her awesome AI parody song is featured at the end of this episode) – https://www.tiktok.com/@elle.cordova


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/⁠⁠⁠

Josh Haven on Goodreads – https://www.goodreads.com/author/show/22285404.Josh_Haven

TODAY’S SPONSOR:

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

IngramSpark: Self-Publish Like a Pro! – https://selfpub.is/3NADWdg


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/⁠⁠⁠

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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 the copyright lawsuit two well-known authors are bringing against OpenAI. Then stick around as Christine chats with New York Times and USA Today bestseller Wendy Corsi Staub!

Wendy Corsi Staub is the award-winning author of more than ninety novels, best known for the single-title psychological suspense novels she writes under her own name. Those books and the women’s fiction written under the pseudonym Wendy Markham have also appeared on the USA TodayAmazon, Barnes and Noble, and Bookscan bestseller lists. Her latest novel, Windfall, releases tomorrow, July 11, 2023, and is available for preorder now.


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Mona Awad and Paul Tremblay’s suit against OpenAI – https://www.theguardian.com/books/2023/jul/05/authors-file-a-lawsuit-against-openai-for-unlawfully-ingesting-their-books

Hinton Publishing – https://www.hintonpublishing.com/

“The Year of The Slim Volume” – https://www.esquire.com/entertainment/books/a44377129/short-books-popularity/

Submit your solar punk/optimistic sci-fi, horror ghost stories, or dragon-featured tales to PW for fall coverage consideration (deadline is July 18, so hurry!) – https://www.publishersweekly.com/sffhsept23


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 Corsi Staub – https://wendycorsistaub.com/

TODAY’S SPONSOR:

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

IngramSpark: Self-Publish Like a Pro! – https://selfpub.is/3NADWdg


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/⁠⁠⁠

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Join hosts J.D. Barker, Christine Daigle, JP Rindfleisch IX, and Patrick O’Donnell as they discuss the week’s publishing topics, including—grab your drinks!—more AI news. Then stick around as Christine chats with bestselling crime author S. A. Cosby!

S. A. Cosby is an Anthony Award-winning writer from Southeastern Virginia. He is the author of the New York Times bestseller Razorblade Tears and Blacktop Wasteland, which won the Los Angeles Times Book Prize, was a New York Times Notable Book, and was named a best book of the year by NPR, The Guardian, and Library Journal, among others. [source] His latest bestseller—a dip into middle-grade sci-fi co-written by the one and only Questlove!—is called The Rhythm of Time and is available now.


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AXE COP (feat. Uni-Baby) – https://axecop.com/introduction/


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/⁠⁠⁠

S.A. Cosby – https://twitter.com/blacklionking73

TODAY’S SPONSOR:

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

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 IX, Kevin Tumlinson, and Patrick O’Donnell as they discuss the week’s publishing topics, including the results of a recent ALLi survey on writer income (spoilers: indies are sitting pretty good right now.) Then stick around as Christine chats with debut science-fiction author Victor Manibo.

Victor Manibo is a Filipino speculative fiction writer living in New York. He is the author of the science fiction noir novel The Sleepless [available now] and is a 2022 Lambda Literary Emerging Voices Fellow. His next book, Escape Velocity, comes out in Spring 2024 from Erewhon Books.


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J.D.’s Movie News! – https://deadline.com/2023/04/behind-a-closed-door-movie-in-works-from-qc-entertainment-spin-a-black-yarn-1235335185/

R.L. Stine and J.D. Barker Live Event – https://www.autocrit.com/thrillerfest-live-event/

CopCamp2023 – ⁠⁠⁠https://www.premeditatedfiction.com/copcamp2023⁠⁠⁠
[FB Group – ⁠⁠⁠https://www.facebook.com/groups/1280410339558799⁠⁠⁠]


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/⁠⁠⁠

Victor Manibo – https://www.victormanibo.com/

TODAY’S SPONSORS:

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

MasterWriter – ⁠⁠⁠https://masterwriter.com/⁠⁠⁠

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/gmbrlyn⁠⁠⁠

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

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

*Full disclosure: Some of the links are affiliate links.

Join hosts J.D. Barker, JP Rindfleisch IX, Kevin Tumlinson, and Patrick O’Donnell as they discuss the week’s publishing topics, including an update on the looming WGA strike and, of course, AI (take a drink!) Then stick around as Patrick chats with best-selling author and screenwriter Dennis Lehane.

Lehane is the author of thirteen novels—including the New York Times bestsellers Live by Night; Moonlight Mile; Gone, Baby, Gone; Mystic River; Shutter Island; and The Given Day—as well as Coronado, a collection of short stories and a play. [source: HarperCollins] His latest novel, Small Mercies, releases tomorrow, April 25th, and is available for preorder now.


Links:*

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

CopCamp2023 – ⁠⁠⁠https://www.premeditatedfiction.com/copcamp2023⁠⁠⁠ [FB Group – ⁠⁠⁠https://www.facebook.com/groups/1280410339558799⁠⁠⁠]

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/⁠⁠⁠

Dennis Lehane – https://dennislehane.com/

TODAY’S SPONSORS:

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

MasterWriter – ⁠⁠⁠https://masterwriter.com/⁠⁠⁠

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/gmbrlyn⁠⁠⁠

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

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

*Full disclosure: 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—as always—discussions of AI! Then stick around as Christine chats with New York Times bestselling author Brenda Novak.

“When I first got the idea to become a novelist, it took me five years to teach myself the craft and finish my first book,” Brenda admits. “I learned how to write by reading what others have written. The best advice for any would-be author: read, read, read….”

Brenda sold her first book, and the rest is history. Now a New York Times and USA Today bestselling author, she continues to publish two or three novels a year, in a variety of genres. Her latest, The Seaside Library, releases April 11, 2023, and is available for preorder now.

Links:*

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

CopCamp2023 – ⁠https://www.premeditatedfiction.com/copcamp2023⁠ [FB Group – ⁠https://www.facebook.com/groups/1280410339558799⁠]

J.D. Barker – ⁠http://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/⁠

Brenda Novak – https://brendanovak.com/

TODAY’S SPONSORS: Laterpress – ⁠http://laterpress.com/⁠ | MasterWriter – ⁠https://masterwriter.com/⁠

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

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/gmbrlyn⁠

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

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

*Full disclosure: Some of the links are affiliate links.

Join hosts J.D. Barker, Christine Daigle, JP Rindfleisch IX, and Kevin Tumlinson as they discuss the week’s publishing topics, including a blockbuster publishing deal for one of today’s bestselling authors. Then stick around as Christine chats with mystery author Tracy Clark.

Tracy Clark, a native Chicagoan, is the author of the Cass Raines Chicago Mystery series, featuring ex-cop turned PI Cassandra Raines. Her debut, BROKEN PLACES, made Library Journal’s list of the Best Crime Fiction of 2018, and CrimeReads named Cass Raines Best New PI of 2018. Her latest novel, Hide, a Detective Harriet Foster Thriller, was released in January 2023 and is available now wherever books are sold.

Links:*

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

J.D. Barker – http://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/

Tracy Clark – https://tracyclarkbooks.com/

TODAY’S SPONSOR: Laterpress – http://laterpress.com/

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

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/gmbrlyn

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

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

*Full disclosure: Some of the links are affiliate links.

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 a report from Bowker that proves the self-publishing boom is still going strong. Then stick around as Christine chats with debut novelist Vaishnavi Patel about reimaging important cultural tales, TikTok, and hitting the NYT Bestseller list.

Vaishnavi Patel is a law student focusing on constitutional law and civil rights. She likes to write at the intersection of Indian myth, feminism, and anti-colonialism. Her debut novel, Kaikeyi, a feminist retailing of the ancient Indian epic, the Rāmāyana, is available now from Redhook/Hachette.

Links:*

J.D. Barker – http://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/

Vaishnavi Patel – https://vaishnavipatel.com/

TODAY’S SPONSOR: Laterpress – http://laterpress.com/

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

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/gmbrlyn

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

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

*Full disclosure: Some of the links are affiliate links.