Read It With Whiskey

Read It With Whiskey

This is an interview podcast featuring self-published authors of sci-fi and fantasy books. Each interview includes exclusive book information, directly from the authors. Topics include behind-the-scenes curiosities; we talk character, plotline, and setting inspiration stories; and we always mention whiskey, of course! Let's get to know the person behind the page. Sit back, sip some whiskey, and lean in to these self-published authors!

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June 20, 2022 42 min

Thank you so much for tuning in with the Read It With Whiskey podcast! In this episode, we are speaking with O.R. Lea, author of Riebeckite.

In this interview, O.R. and I talk about where the inspiration for this story came from (hint: "what if asbestos had teeth?"), we talk about the links between the book title and actual reality, and finally, we touch on what's next for O.R.

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Thank you so much for tuning in with the Read It With Whiskey podcast! In this episode, we are speaking with Bran Kairos, author of Kama'aina.

In this interview, Bran and I chat about Hawaiin culture and language, how he uses the concept of childhood trauma in his work, and how he put a lot of himself into a character within Kama'aina. And of course, we talk characters and inspiration for his book too!

There was a bit I had t...

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May 23, 2022 29 min

Thank you so much for tuning in with the Read It With Whiskey podcast! In this episode, we are speaking with Noir Hayes, author of Within Cessation.

In this interview, Noir and I chat about her unique style of writing, how she became a writer, and all about the characters and inspiration behind the story. And of course, we also touched on what's next for her writing career.

There was a bit I had to cut out of this episode due to ...

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May 9, 2022 31 min

Thank you so much for tuning in with the Read It With Whiskey podcast! In this episode, we are speaking with R.S. Williams, author of Kingdom of Lies.

In this interview, Rhianne and I chat about my favorite scene within the book, the "big bad" of the story, and how chapter headings can be a real pain. We dive into characters and how some gender-bending happened after the beta readers had eyes on the manuscript. And, of cours...

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April 26, 2022 38 min

Thank you so much for tuning in with the Read It With Whiskey podcast! This episode will be a little different, as I am interviewing...myself!?

That's right, in this episode, I answer all the regular author questions featured in the show. Since I usually do not talk about my own fiction works, nor about my author life here in the public podcast anymore, I figured now would be a good time to share!

In this episode, I tell you the ...

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April 12, 2022 48 min

Thank you so much for tuning in with the Read It With Whiskey podcast! In this episode we are speaking with J.P. McDonald, author of The Invisible Tether.

In this interview, J.P. and I chat about character relationships and how his own personal relationships molded the characters within the story. We talk about how building a "magic" system was not developed in a traditional way. Finally, we talk about what's coming next...

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March 29, 2022 38 min

Thank you so much for tuning in with the Read It With Whiskey podcast! In this episode we are speaking with Seth Overton, author of The Mortal Gate.

In this interview, Seth and I chat about his GameLit novel, the process of writing and world-building both a realistic setting and a fantasy game world within one book, and we also touch on how authors put themselves into their stories.

You can watch the full, unedited interview video (w...

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March 15, 2022 46 min

Thank you so much for tuning in with the Read It With Whiskey podcast! We are speaking with E.A. Robins, author of Scion of the Oracle.

In this interview, E.A. and I chat about her book and the larger story behind the series. We also talk about how living in South Korea differs from the states, and, of course, we talk about the characters and fun details within her book!

You can watch the full, unedited interview video (www.patreon.c...

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March 1, 2022 29 min

Thank you so much for tuning in with the Read It With Whiskey podcast! We are speaking with Destiny Hawkins, author of The Descendants, book one of the Descendants series.

In this interview, Destiny and I chat about what the book is truly about, apart from the main storyline. We talk about characters and world-building. And of course, we dive into what Destiny's vision is for the series as a whole! You do not want to miss this! 

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February 15, 2022 39 min

Thank you so much for tuning in with the Read It With Whiskey podcast! We are speaking with Danielle M. Orsino, author of Locked Out of Heaven, book one of the Birth of the Fae series.

In this interview, Danielle and I chat dive into how cosplay turned into cover modeling, audiobook creation, and how religious stories helped develop some of her story's plotline. There was so much we talked about that some of the content had to b...

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February 1, 2022 29 min

Thank you so much for tuning in with the Read It With Whiskey podcast! We are speaking with T.S. Beier, author of Escaping First Contact.

In this interview, T.S. (Tina) and I chat dive into character development, specifically creating different alien races, as well as language and relationships of diverse constructs. Escaping First Contact is book one of the Burnt Ship series; the second in the trilogy, A Threat Revealed, just relea...

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January 18, 2022 38 min

Thank you so much for tuning in with the Read It With Whiskey podcast! We are speaking with Catherine Downen, author of The Markings.

In this interview, Catherine and I chat dive into world-building, magic, and more! We talk about self-publishing as a hobby, purely for the joy of writing, as well as speak about how characters evolve through the writing process.

If you want to watch the full, unedited interview video, head over to the...

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January 4, 2022 31 min

Thank you so much for tuning in with the Read It With Whiskey podcast! We are speaking with Suzette Arellano, author of The New Dawn.

In this interview, Suzette and I chat about The New Dawn and it's soon-to-release sequel, The Dead Spirit. We chat about the book characters, under- vs. over-writing, and the beautiful book cover!

If you want to watch the full, unedited interview video, head over to the RIWW Patreon (www.patreon.co...

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Are you read for the Read It With Whiskey book club?! It has been a long time coming, but we are Finally ready to Launch this Exclusive Book Club on Patreon!

This episode includes insights into some new exclusive videos that just released on Patreon, as well as discusses what Patreon is and WHY Read It With Whiskey needs it to survive!

We then dive into how YOU can join the RIWW Book Club! This book club is going to be different than...

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December 21, 2021 42 min

Thank you so much for tuning in with the Read It With Whiskey podcast! We are speaking with Sacha Black, author of Keepers.

In this interview, Sacha and I chat about The Eden East novels and the soon-to-be-released third (and final) installment of the series. We chat about world-building and characters, and the excitement that is self-publishing. And we finish up with how a reader review was very impactful on the writing process Sac...

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Thank you so much for tuning in with the Read It With Whiskey podcast! We are speaking with A.L. Hooke, author of Daughter of the Antediluvian World.

In this interview, Ali and I chat about the extensive research she had to go through to create her story, the characters and locations within the book, and the moment she first held her proof copy in her hands.

If you want to watch the full, unedited interview video, head over to the RI...

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November 23, 2021 40 min

Thank you so much for tuning in with the Read It With Whiskey podcast! We are speaking with Patrick Johns, author of Junkland.

In this interview, Pat and I chat about the stories that influenced his series, the side characters within Junkland and how important side characters can be, and how living in Spain influenced Pat's writing significantly.

If you want to watch the interview video and are not a Patron of the Read It With Wh...

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November 9, 2021 38 min

Thank you so much for tuning in with the Read It With Whiskey podcast! We are speaking with Kristen Martin, author of Shadow Crown, among other books and series.

In this interview, Kristen and I chat about her series and a recent stand-alone novel. We discuss how having multiple points of view (POV's) helps readers to binge series - super fun! We then dive into how authors use their own spiritual journey within their work and ho...

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October 26, 2021 41 min

Thank you so much for tuning in with the Read It With Whiskey podcast! We are speaking with Kia Carrington-Russell, author of the Token Huntress series, among others.

In this interview, Kia and I chat about characters, world-building, and the structure needed in being a full-time author. Kia mentions all the series she has written so far, as well as the current projects she has in the works.

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October 12, 2021 29 min

Thank you so much for tuning in with the Read It With Whiskey podcast! We are speaking with Ireen Chau, author of The Herbwitch's Apprentice.

In this interview, Ireen and I chat about so much more than just her book! Ireen is an amazing artist and specializes in character art for authors via her Instagram account. We chat about her art, her books, and her busy life as a full-time student; you don't want to miss it!

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