In this 20-minute episode we interview David Hitt and Mike Luoma. We hear a tip on networking from David Lee Summers and share the latest contest news from Teel McClanahan III:

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Show Notes for Episode 5


In this episode you will get a taste of Mike Luoma’s actual poetry and song from Synthetic Marmalade!

Mike Luoma’s Website:


Twitter ID: MikeLuoma

Dave Hit’s Website:


Twitter ID: Hittman



Philippa Ballantine’s exciting Weather Child  contest requests that you listen to the book and give it a review. Send Philippa an email at and you will be entered to win a signed copy of Chasing the Bard, Digital Magic and a ‘hamper of New Zealand goodies!”

Teel McClanahan III announces his contest! Tell him what Forget What You Can’t Remember is about and you could win a free autographed print version of one of his books or you could have a character named after you in an upcoming story! Email him your entry at Full contest info at

New contest for Rhonda R Carpenter’s site at Join the site and then click participate on contest seven. There will be three winners in this contest. It ends April 26 so hurry! 



The Write Stuff:

What’s new in publishing? This is really new! The Write Stuff is a reality publishing-deal contest for ABC. Arlene Radasky, our own author of The Fox, recorded a video promo for the series. Siglar, who has his hands in everything, will be a guest judge for the first season of The Write Stuff.
“The Write Stuff will show the blood, sweat and tears required to make it in the publishing industry. Pure talent isn’t enough — viewers will get a glimpse at the discipline, mental toughness, thick skin and the old-school worth ethic required just to break into the business.” — Scott Sigler, New York Times Bestselling author of INFECTED.  

Thanks to Mark Eller of Mercy Bend for giving us the scoop on this story, and we look forward to interviewing him in the future when he goes live on

Nina Kimberly Call to Arms!

Check back for the special post on who has joined the revolt, and who has surrendered! Learn which heroes have been suggested as our champion against Nina, and then—listen to the final confrontation! Will teenage barbarian Nina Kimberly take over the Internet? Never Surrender!



Our tip this episode is from David Lee Summers, author of the Old Star Saga. He reminds us all to network and gives great examples of how he found contacts for the many aspects of putting out a book.



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