Your backstage pass to the world’s most prolific authors

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 science fiction authors being excluded from the Hugo Awards for fear of offending China, how romance bookstores took over America, and OpenAI Sora. Then, stick around as Christine chats with author Gregg Hurwitz!

Gregg Hurwitz is the New York Times #1 internationally bestselling author of 24 thrillers including the Orphan X series. His novels have won numerous literary awards and have been published in 33 languages. Gregg currently serves as the Co-President of International Thriller Writers (ITW). Additionally, he’s written screenplays and television scripts for many of the major studios and networks, comics for AWA (including the critically acclaimed anthology NewThink), DC, and Marvel, and poetry. Currently, Gregg is actively working against polarization in politics and culture. To that end, he’s penned op eds for The Wall Street JournalThe Guardian, The Bulwark and others, and has produced several hundred commercials which got over a hundred million views on digital TV platforms. He also helped write the opening ceremony of the 2022 World Cup.


Check It Out!

Lone Wolf: https://www.amazon.com/Lone-Wolf-Orphan-Novel/dp/1250871735

Hugo Awards Controversy: https://www.nytimes.com/2024/02/17/books/booksupdate/hugo-awards-china.html

Sexily ever after – https://www.theguardian.com/books/2024/feb/14/romance-bookstores-across-us

OpenAI Sora – https://openai.com/sora


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/⁠

Gregg Hurwitz – https://gregghurwitz.net/


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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

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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 another ballot controversy surrounding the Hugo Awards. Then, stick around as Christine chats with literary agent Lucinda Halpern!

With over fifteen years of experience in corporate and agency publishing, Lucinda serves both sides of the literary and business worlds. An editorially invested partner with a specialty in book marketing strategy, she has an “all-in” dedication and work ethic when it comes to representing authors and a track record of procuring top media placements, lecture engagements, and TV/film deals for her clients. Her new book Get Signed: Find An Agent, Land a Book Deal, and Become a Published Author releases February 6 and is available for preorder now.


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Learn more about Get Signedhttps://www.getsignedbook.com/

Lucinda’s gift to listeners of Writers, Ink! – https://www.getsignedbook.com/gift/

Kevin and AuthorNation would love your input! – https://www.authornation.live/deepdive

“An 8-year-old made a comic book and hid it in a library. Now there’s a waitlist to read it.” [via USA Today] – https://www.usatoday.com/story/news/nation/2022/02/01/idaho-boy-book-adventures-dillon-library-waitlist/9296042002/

Science fiction awards held in China under fire for excluding authors [via The Guardian] – https://www.theguardian.com/books/2024/jan/24/science-fiction-awards-held-in-china-under-fire-for-excluding-authors


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/⁠

Lucinda Halpern – https://lucindaliterary.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/⁠⁠⁠

*NOTE: Some of the links are affiliate links.