Welcome to Authors Love Readers

This podcast, hosted by USAToday bestselling author Patricia McLinn, is a conversation 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.

Listen to the latest podcasts

Episode 23: The Weight of the Past, with Shelley Adina

Shelley Adina is the author of 24 novels published by Harlequin, Warner and Hachette, and a dozen more published by Moonshell Books, her own independent press. She writes steampunk, contemporary romance, and young adult fiction, and as Adina Senft, writes women’s fiction set among the Amish and other plain communities. Host Patricia McLinn talks with Shelley about writing in multiple genres, using past experiences, and even overcoming bullying.

You can find Shelley on:

*Her website,

*Facebook and

*Twitter

Thanks to DialogMusik for the instrumentals that accompany this podcast.

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Episode 22: Writing for Yourself, with Kevin Tumlinson

Kevin Tumlinson is an award-winning and bestselling thriller author, and host of the Wordslinger Podcast. His thriller series, featuring protagonist Dan Kolter, has won awards and reached top rankings on Amazon and iBooks. Host Patricia McLinn talks with Kevin about not responding to negative comments, engaging with readers, and learning to write for yourself.

You can find Kevin on:

*His website,

*Facebook and

*Twitter

Thanks to DialogMusik for the instrumentals that accompany this podcast.

Episode 21: A Little Bit of Everything, with Kelly McClymer

USA Today bestselling author Kelly McClymer writes fairytale-inspired romances set in Victorian England (although a few characters escape to the United States), fairytale fantasy and mom-inspired mystery. Host Patricia McLinn talks with Kelly about writing in a variety of genres. 

You can find Kelly on:

*her website,

*Facebook and

*Twitter

Thanks to DialogMusik for the instrumentals that accompany this podcast.

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Episode 20: When to Let Go of a Book, with Patricia Rice

With several million books in print and New York Times and USA Today’s bestseller lists under her belt, former CPA Patricia Rice is one of romance’s hottest authors. Her emotionally charged romances have won numerous awards and been honored as RITA finalists in the historical, regency and contemporary categories. Host Patricia McLinn talks with Patricia about starting a book and when to let it go.

You can find Patricia Rice on:

*her website,

*Facebook and

*Twitter

Thanks to DialogMusik for the instrumentals that accompany this podcast.

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Episode 19: Finishing What You Start, with Lori Ryan

Lori Ryan is a New York Times and USA Today bestselling author who writes romantic suspense and contemporary romance with steamy love scenes and characters you won’t want to leave in the pages when the story is over. Host Patricia McLinn talks with Lori about overcoming anxiety, working with others and finishing her stories.

You can find Lori on:

*her website,

*Facebook and

*Twitter

Thanks to DialogMusik for the instrumentals that accompany this podcast.

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Episode 18: Overcoming Others’ Doubts, with Julia Kent

Julia Kent is a New York Times and USA Today bestselling author who specializes in romantic comedy. She likes to push contemporary boundaries. Her titles include the newly released  Shopping for a Billionaire’s Baby, Random Acts of Crazy, Seriously Obedient and Merry Random Christmas. Host Patricia McLinn talks with Julia about responding to negative feedback.

You can find Julia on:

*her website,

*Facebook and

*Twitter

Thanks to DialogMusik for the instrumentals that accompany this podcast.

Episode 17: Analyzing the World, with Yvonne Lindsay

A typical Piscean, Yvonne Lindsay, also an award-winning and USA Today bestselling author, has always preferred the stories in her head to the real world. Which makes sense since she was born in Middle Earth (that is, New Zealand). Married to her blind date sweetheart and with two adult children, she spends her days crafting the stories of her heart. In her spare time she can be found with her nose firmly in someone else’s book. Host Patricia McLinn talks with Yvonne about analyzing the world and how you can use it.

You can find Yvonne on:

*her website,

*Facebook and

*Twitter

Thanks to DialogMusik for the instrumentals that accompany this podcast.

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Episode 16: Telling Other People’s Stories, with Mary Jo Putney

Mary Jo Putney is a bestselling American author of more than 40 novels, mostly historical and contemporary romances. Her stories are noted for psychological depth and unusual subject matter, such as alcoholism, death and dying, and domestic abuse. Host Patricia McLinn talks with Mary Jo about her love of history and how she tells people’s stories.

You can find Mary Jo on:

*her website,

*Facebook and

*Twitter

Thanks to DialogMusik for the instrumentals that accompany this podcast.

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Episode 15: Finding Inspiration in Everything, with Mark Leslie

Mark Leslie is a writer, editor, professional speaker and book nerd with a passion for craft beer. He has written many horror and speculative fiction novels, as well as short stories and poetry. Host Patricia McLinn talks with Mark about drawing from experiences in our past and everyday life.

You can find Mark on:

*his website,

*Facebook and

*Twitter

Thanks to DialogMusik for the instrumentals that accompany this podcast.

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Episode 14: Writing Is an Ever-Changing Process, with Julie Moffett

Julie Moffett is a bestselling author of historical romance, paranormal romance and mysteries. She knows several languages and almost joined the CIA before becoming a novelist. Host Patricia McLinn talks to Julie about the ever-changing writing process and how she prepares to write a story.

You can find Julie on:

*her website,

*Facebook and

*Twitter

Thanks to DialogMusik for the instrumentals that accompany this podcast.

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