Welcome to Season 8 of Podioracket.com. We are opening 2013 with a special that includes a second book from Susan Klein and also joining Arlene Radasky is indie musician and Randy Chertkow with his second book as well. This is an episode that will have authors, musicians and artists saying what if I gave my work away.

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The Big Send Off By Susan Klein
website: http://gnomehomestay.com

Bio: Susan Klein is a Chicago-based writer, fine artist, and humorist. She has had numerous humorous essays published in publications such as the Chicago Tribune, Sun Times, and Funny Times, and appeared in anthologies such as Women’s Glib 2 Her fine art paintings have been exhibited in Chicago and the Midwest. Her books include The Gnome And Mrs. Meyers, which, as a podiobook, has been downloaded over 36,000 times, and the prequel, The Big Sendoff.


Randy Chertkow is a musician, author, columnist and IT professional. He has written two books, the DIY Music Manual (Random House), and The Indie Band Survival Guide (St. Martin’s Press/Macmillan), now in its second edition. His band, Beatnik Turtle, has released over 20 albums, and over 500 songs. In 2007, they succeeded at the self-imposed challenge of releasing a song for every single day for a year, throughout 2007, at TheSongOfTheDay.com. They have written music for TV shows, commercials, films, podcasts, theater (including Chicago’s Second City), and have licensed music to Disney/ABC Family. Books: The Indie Band Survival Guide (St. Martin’s Press/Macmillan) (Link to book at Amazon) The DIY Music Manual (Random House) (Link to book at Amazon.co.uk) Column: D.I.Y. Musician – Electronic Musician Magazine Online Musician Resource: IndieGuide.com – Your Complete Do-It-Yourself Musician Resource Band: Beatnik Turtle – Horn-Powered Geek Rock Goodness TheSongOfTheDay.com – One Band. One Year. 365 Free Songs + Counting…