Living The Next Chapter: Authors Share Their Journey

Living The Next Chapter: Authors Share Their Journey

Are you an avid reader or an aspiring writer seeking inspiration to embark on your own literary journey? Look no further! Welcome to "Living The Next Chapter," the podcast that celebrates the world of books and writing. Join us as we delve into the captivating universe of amazing authors who have mastered the art of storytelling. Each episode promises an enlightening conversation with writers who share their personal writing journeys, struggles, triumphs, and valuable insights into the craft. Whether you're a seasoned wordsmith or just starting to put pen to paper, our podcast is your ultimate source for writing tips, techniques, and industry know-how. Unearth the secrets to creating compelling characters, crafting engaging plotlines, and polishing your prose. "Living The Next Chapter," is more than just a podcast; it's a community of like-minded individuals who are passionate about books and writing. We warmly invite aspiring authors, seasoned writers, and everyone in between to share this journey with us. Whether you want to learn from the best or showcase your own expertise, we are always on the lookout for great guests! Are you ready to breathe life into your literary dreams? Tune in to "Living The Next Chapter," and be inspired to write the story you were meant to tell. Remember, today is where your book begins, and together, we are living the next chapter!


March 4, 2024 52 mins

Episode 334 - Adam Gaffen - a Romantasy that will make you question what's really going on in the celestial realms

About the author

Adam Gaffen is a multi-faceted, Amazon bestsellingauthor of the award-winning CASSIDY CHRONICLES series of near future science fiction novels. His stories have appeared in the bestselling anthologies A SEASON FOR ROMANCE: SPRING BLOSSOMS (Cassia Hall, publisher), RISING WONDER (Robert Zang...

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Episode 333 - Michelle Vandepas - GracePoint Publishing, A Masterclass for Authors

Michelle co-founded GracePoint Publishing, a multimedia company that covers all aspects of publishing, from traditional to digital media and audio production. I’m always on the lookout for the fastest and most effective ways to deliver inspiration, ensuring that my clients’ voices and messages stay relevant and accessible in our ever-evolvin...

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Episode 329 - JB Harris - THE IMMIGRANT'S WIFE - The forbidden love of What She Left Behind

JB Harris lives in Massachusetts with her husband, three kids and two dogs. Her short fiction has appeared in publications such as Boston Literary Journal, The Beacon Street Review, and Puckerbrush Review. She was recently named a finalist in both the 2022 Hal Prize in Fiction and the WOW Spring 22 Flash Fiction Contest. Her de...

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Episode 332 - Tansy Boggon - Bring Yourself Into Your Work, Body Image, Joyful Eating and Childlessness

Tansy Boggon is a nutritionist and author of non-fiction, fiction and children’s books. Based in Christchurch, New Zealand, Tansy writes to help people break free of diet rules and diet mentality to embrace the joy of food without guilt and shame. She has written a novel, The Tears of a Woman, which weaves her own childl...

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Episode 331 - A G Flitcher - A Four Character Rotation Horror that Sticks With You

About the author

I have always wanted to be a storyteller. For the last seven or eight years,

I went through trial and error to find out what kind of writer I wanted to be.

I started out as a screenwriter, in which I made a couple short films, and nearly had another one completed.

When I first started writing it, I signed up for an academic prog...

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Episode 330 - Jan Burl - Hemorrhagic Stroke Survivor - Beating the Odds and Telling Her Story

Jan Burl is a hemorrhagic stroke survivor. At the age of 50 she collapsed, and her life as a busy farmer and author came to a halt. In today's episode, Jan shares her inspirational story of learning how to depend on others, self-love, and the importance of slowing down and enjoying life.

My books are meant to entert...

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Episode 328 - Dorian Johnson - The View From Above, One Father's Memoir of Grief Guided to Grace

Exactly one year later, Dorian hikes up the same trail as a memorial to his son and recalls the three-day search process with raw emotion. Bailand’s final text, “This is a beast of a hike, but talk about a view!” takes on a deeper meaning as Dorian relates his hike to the journey of life. This is not only a story of a man ...

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Episode 327 - Maria C Palmer - On The Rocks, The Story of the Primadonna Restaurant

Maria Costanzo Palmer is a writer and Page Turner Award Finalist for her co-authored book On the Rocks (Koehler Books 8/8/23). She is also a regular co-moderator for the Food Is Religion Club on Clubhouse. She was a former host on L.A. Talk Radio. Maria was recently featured on Food and Beverage Magazine Live, a nationally syndicated podcas...

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Episode 326 - Marcel Kuhn - Writing in Flow State, Asking Questions, Pedestals and Platforms

About the author

Marcel Kuhn is a Swiss visionary speaker, author, coach, father, dreamer, and soul surfer who passionately explores the edges of his comfort zone and what it means to create an unthinkable reality through FLOW: Finding Love and Oneness Within. Marcel has spent over a decade immersed in personal development, travelin...

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Episode 325 - Jackie Scully - The Guided Teacher, Promoting dignity in education for all

Jackie Scully

Educator - Author - Podcaster - Speaker

Jackie Scully, M.Ed is an accomplished History and Psychology Teacher, recognized for her dedication to education With almost 20 years of diverse teaching experience across various educational landscapes, Jackie brings a unique perspective to the heart of education. Her unwavering comm...

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Episode 324 - Jerry Roisentul - From Suicide Attempt to Self-Empowerment - A Story of Overcoming Doubt and Fear

As a Maxwell Leadership Certified Coach, Teacher, Trainer and Speaker, I can offer you workshops, seminars, keynote speaking, and coaching, aiding your personal and professional growth through study and practical application of John’s proven leadership methods. Working together, I will move you and/or your team or orga...

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Episode 323 - Catherine Kennedy - Working with a freelance publicist to build your successful brand

Catherine Kennedy is a public relations professional with more than 16 years of experience planning, managing, and executing successful national and local media campaigns. She started her full-time public relations career at Wiley publishing house, moved onto a position at a boutique PR agency, and then became a freelance pu...

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Episode 322 - Debbie Weiss - Available As Is - widowhood, dating at midlife

I turned to writing after George, my partner of 32 years, died of cancer in April 2013, and I found myself living alone for the first time at age 50.

I needed to know I still existed after a year of being his caregiver, watching him disintegrate, feeling deep in my bones that somehow I was failing him. He was in denial so he thought he was going to ...

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EPISODE 321 - Justin Glaser - We turn up the heat with Justin's new book - Sweat, Uncovering Your Body's Hidden Superpower

Discover how a health crisis led Justin to the incredible benefits of sauna therapy, sparking his research into this field.

The Book: Sweat: Uncovering Your Body's Hidden Superpower
A revolutionary exploration of sweat's role in health and longevity that challenges curr...

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Episode 320 - Kim McCollum - What Happens in Montana - A Murder Mystery

Kim McCollum lives in Bozeman, Montana with her blended menagerie of five kids, two dogs, and seven spoiled chickens. An excerpt from her upcoming novel What Happens in Montana (release date January 25, 2024) appeared in The Copperfield Review Quarterly and her short stories have appeared in The Dillydoun Review, Beyond Solace, and Fiction on the Web. ...

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Episode 319 - Beyond The Pen Podcast - From Book to Clients Learn How to Market Your Book Authentically with Judy M. Baker

Hi everyone!  I wanted to introduce you to another great author podcast called "Beyond the Pen"  This is a feed drop - a full episode from Beyond the Pen for you to check out right here on Living The Next Chapter.

Macabee Griffin is your host and his guest is Judy M Baker - here is t...

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EPISODE 318 - Paula Delgado-Kling - Leonor The Story of a Lost Childhood in Colombia

Our Guest: Paula Delgado-Kling holds degrees in comparative literature, French civilizations, international affairs, and creative writing from Brown, Columbia and the New School, respectively.

This is her first book. It has been excerpted in Narrative Magazine (Winter 2008 issue), The Literary Review (Winter 2009 issue and reprin...

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Episode 317 - Katherine Snow Smith - Watch Your Step, Life Has Many Chapters

Katherine Snow Smith has lived throughout the south as a newspaper reporter,
magazine editor, adjunct instructor, daughter, sister, mother, wife, divorcee and friend. She graduated from the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill and started her journalism career covering three minuscule towns in South Carolina. After a stint covering busi...

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Episode 316 - Steve O'Connell - Welcome to Earth - Your Manual On How To Break Those Chains

About the Author
Steve O’Connell, a proponent of the human race, is best known for his simple, clear, impartial observations of humanity and life’s nuances. Always seeking betterment and growth through knowledge and understanding, he loves writing with the purpose of bringing people together, encouraging his human family to...

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Episode 315 - Bob Mackay - Canadian Author Shares His Historical Fiction Writings and Stories of Military History

Robert W. Mackay is an award-winning author, former naval officer, submariner, teacher, and lawyer. He writes historical fiction with the backdrop of Canada’s armed forces and a newsletter, Forces With History, which comes out every two weeks.

Robert was born in Vancouver and lives in BC. He takes grea...

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