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This podcast, hosted by USAToday bestselling author Patricia McLinn, is a conversation between authors about how and why they create stories.

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The Extras: Continued Conversation with Brenda Hiatt

Brenda Hiatt is a New York Times and USA Today bestselling author of nearly 25 novels, including sweet and spicy historical romance, time travel romance, humorous mystery, and the young adult science fiction Starstruck series. Brenda began in traditional publishing with Harlequin, HarperCollins and Avon Books and later made a transition to indie publishing.

She is an active member of Romance Writers of America and Novelists Inc, where she has served as president. In addition to writing, Brenda is passionate about embracing life to the fullest, to include scuba diving (more  than 60 dives to her credit), Taekwondo (she’s attained her 3rd degree black belt), hiking and traveling.

In this short “extras” episode, host Patricia McLinn talks with Brenda about the business of writing, being self-published and the editing and promotional aspects that entails.

In her own words: “Nobody can do as much justice to your idea as you can. So you should write the idea yourself.” [12:40]

You can find Brenda at:

Her website

Facebook

or

Twitter

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Thank you so much for listening. We hope you enjoyed the podcast enough to want to support us for future episodes. You can do that with as little as $1 a month — What a deal! — by pledging at Patreon. It’s vital to Authors Love Readers to have your support. Thank you!

Please also consider rating/reviewing the podcast wherever you listen to podcasts.

Thanks to DialogMusik for the instrumentals that accompany this podcast.

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Bonus Content #4, Various Authors

This week’s Authors Love Readers episode is a compilation of insights and conversations that didn’t make it into previous episodes.

Host Patricia McLinn talks with authors Brenda Hiatt, Paty Jager, Ann Charles, Julianne MacLean, Nancy Warren and Pamela Fagan-Hutchins.

Conversations range from getting-to-know-you moments, to deep insights into the motivations of the writers, and the growth they’ve experienced over a career of writing.

Thank you so much for listening. We hope you enjoyed the podcast enough to want to support us for future episodes. You can do that with as little as $1 a month by pledging at Patreon. It’s vital to Authors Love Readers to have your support. Thank you!

Please also consider rating/reviewing the podcast wherever you listen to podcasts.

Thanks to DialogMusik for the instrumentals that accompany this podcast.

Bonus Content #3, Various Authors

In this compilation episode, Authors Love Readers brings you more bonus interview conversation that didn’t make it into previous episodes. (So little time, so much to talk about!)

Host Patricia McLinn talks with podcast guest authors Jeff Carson, Rebecca Forster, R.J. Patterson, Jennifer Stevenson, Laura Durham, J.F. Penn, Melissa F. Miller and Nicole Jordan.

Thank you so much for listening. We hope you enjoyed the podcast enough to want to support us for future episodes. You can do that with as little as $1 a month — what a deal! — by pledging at Patreon. It’s vital to Authors Love Readers to have your support. Thank you!

Please also consider rating/reviewing the podcast wherever you listen to podcasts.

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A Long Time Coming, with Paty Jager

Award-winning author Paty Jager and her husband raise alfalfa hay in rural eastern Oregon. On her road to publication she wrote freelance articles for local newspapers and enjoyed her County Extension job as a 4-H Program Assistant. Raising hay and cattle, riding horses and battling rattlesnakes, she not only writes the western lifestyle, she lives it.

All her work has Western or Native American elements in them along with hints of humor and engaging characters. Her penchant for research takes her on side trips that eventually turn into yet another story.

Paty talks with host Patricia McLinn about what it takes to move from a concept to a book and all the iterations in between. This “long time coming” reflects Paty’s own road to becoming a novelist.
In Paty’s words: “My ideas come from everywhere … I’ll be listening to a song and I’ll come up with a story that goes with it because it won’t go away. So then I put it aside and write it down.” [17:20]
You can follow Paty at her:
or
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Thank you so much for listening. We hope you enjoyed the podcast enough to want to support us for future episodes. You can do that with as little as $1 a month — that’s only 25 cents per episode! What a deal! — by pledging at Patreon. It’s vital to Authors Love Readers to have your support. Thank you!

Please also consider rating/reviewing the podcast wherever you listen to podcasts.

Thanks to DialogMusik for the instrumentals that accompany this podcast.

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News-a-Popping! with Patricia McLinn

Host Patricia McLinn takes on an episode solo to give listeners an update on Author World and an alleged case of plagiarism.

Patricia forgot to say in the podcast that if you want to read the history or follow what’s happening, the hashtag is #copypastecris. If you think you’ve spotted plagiarized work, we hope you’ll contact the original author via his/her website. Remember to look for word-for-word chunks, not ideas, tropes, situations, set-ups, occupations, etc.

Patricia’s blog with tips for spotting scammers:

https://www.patriciamclinn.com/uh-oh-scammer-messes-oh-my/

Courtney Milan’s first blog post on the plagiarism topic:

http://www.courtneymilan.com/ramblings/2019/02/18/cristiane-serruya-is-a-copyright-infringer-a-plagiarist-and-an-idiot/

Another issue with plagiarism on Amazon:

https://threadreaderapp.com/thread/1099622364877328385.html?fbclid=IwAR10LsQGjdA9ryYSidnvnrKOiCaKGAXuhp6aO6v4QBDuwx2dAWIybcl8UKE

A list of the plagiarized authors and the original, real, true books, with links to buy them:

https://caffeinatedfae.com/2019/02/20/copypastecris/?fbclid=IwAR2hIr8XvIi1OOyN_wOtwFPsyiQmFB5bmb9OjiuivKmz-pUDnac19f7AFec

Nora Roberts, who has fought plagiarism in traditional publishing but also is a supporter of indie authors, has been covering the issue in her Falling Into the Story official blog. Start here: http://fallintothestory.com/plagiarism-then-and-now

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Catch Patricia’s new book for writers! SURVIVAL KIT FOR WRITERS WHO DON’T WRITE RIGHT will be available soon at Apple Books, Barnes & Noble, Kobo, Google Play and Amazon for $2.99 or at Patricia’s eBookstore for just 99¢.

Thank you so much for listening. We hope you enjoyed the podcast enough to want to support us for future episodes. You can do that with as little as $1 a month — that’s only 25 cents per episode! What a deal! — by pledging at Patreon. It’s vital to Authors Love Readers to have your support. Thank you!

Please also consider rating/reviewing the podcast wherever you listen to podcasts.

Thanks to DialogMusik for the instrumentals that accompany this podcast.

About the podcast

Authors Love Readers, hosted by USAToday bestselling author Patricia McLinn, is a series of conversations between authors about how and why they create stories. With questions contributed by readers.

Quite a few podcasts are out there for aspiring and established writers, both on the craft and the business. This podcast, though, is for readers. The goal is to have authors on the show who write in all sorts of fiction genres. As a reader, it doesn’t matter which path to publication an author takes – independent, traditional, hybrid and other combinations. That’s not going to matter on Authors Love Readers, either.

About your host

Patricia McLinn is the author of more than 45 novels, including two ongoing murder mystery series, Caught Dead in Wyoming and Secret Sleuth. She also writes romances – mostly contemporary, but there are a few historicals, women’s fiction and nonfiction titles. She had 27 books in 25 years in traditional publishing. Having secured the rights back to a number of her earlier books, she began indie publishing in early 2010. That made her officially a hybrid author, since she also still had books under traditional contracts. In mid-2015 she left the final traditional publisher and has been happily 100% independent since.

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Guest Appearances by Patricia McLinn

Patricia has appeared on other book talk podcasts and videos, most recently as a guest on the Boone County Public Library’s podcast featuring innovators and creators in northern Kentucky.: You can view these podcasts on her YouTube Podcasts on Writing channel.

Patricia McLinn appearance on The Joys of Binge Reading – Mad About Wyoming


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