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Christine Daigle
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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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D. Eric Maikranz knows a thing or two about getting your book on the big screen. By using solid strategies like crowdsourcing his marketing and pricing as low as Amazon would let him, his 2009 novel, The Reincarnationist Papers, both accrued him a large readerbase and struck him a movie deal with Netflix. Eric has backpacked and worked all around the world as a foreign correspondent, translator, and more. He’s since published two nonfiction guides, Insider’s Rome and Insider’s Venice. To check out The Reincarnationist Papers, follow the link below.


D. Eric Maikranz is the author of The Reincarnationist Papers, the electrifying debut novel that introduces readers to the Cognomina, a secret society of people who reincarnate with total recall of their collected past lives. The Reincarnationist Papers is the basis for the Paramount Pictures movie INFINITE (May 2021), starring Mark Wahlberg and Dylan O’Brien. For a sneak peek at his new novels and exclusive insider content, join the email list at: D. Eric Maikranz very much enjoys engaging with readers and frequently speaks remotely at book clubs that read his work. Guidelines for engaging Mr. Maikranz to speak remotely at your book club are available at

In this episode, you’ll discover:

  • How Eric got kicked out of Laos
  • His perspective on marketing
  • How his day job helped his writing
  • How a hostel in Nepal got him a movie deal


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