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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Writing on Day One with T.W. Piperbrook

Bestseller T.W. Piperbrook knew little of writing on day one; coming from a corporate job, he had few connections in the industry and no idea how to market himself or adapt to his new lifestyle. Regardless, fueled by a childhood dream of becoming an author, he eventually gained a solid foothold in the indie market and learned many helpful tips along the way. T.W. is well-known for his post-apocalyptic Outage and The Ruins series, both of which showcase his unique dystopian style. Piperbrook’s latest release, Better Guns and Gardens: 12 Post-Apocalyptic and Horror Tales, is available now.


T.W. Piperbrook lives in Connecticut with his wife, his son, and a Shih Tzu named Remy. He is the author of the CONTAMINATION series, the OUTAGE series, and co-author of THE LAST SURVIVORS, as well as the author of THE RUINS. In his former lives, he has worked as a claims adjuster, a touring musician, and a business systems analyst for a Fortune 500 company.

Whether you’re traditionally published or indie, writing a good book is only the first step in becoming a successful author. The days of just turning a manuscript into your editor and walking away are gone. If you want to succeed in today’s publishing world, you need to understand every aspect of the business – editing, formatting, marketing, contracts. It all starts with a good book, then the real work begins.

Join international bestselling author J.D. Barker and indie powerhouse, J. Thorn, as they gain unique insight and valuable advice from the most prolific and accomplished authors in the business.

In this episode, you’ll discover:

  • The importance of faith to a new author
  • Why every author needs a support system
  • How to decide which book/series to advertise
  • How audiobooks can expand your accessibility
  • How to maintain the writing mindset


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Outage by T.W. Piperbrook –

The Ruins by T.W. Piperbrook –

Better Guns and Gardens by T.W. Piperbrook –

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Voice Over by Rick Ganley – and recorded at Mill Pond Studio –

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