Bob Mayer is a former Green Beret and traditionally published author turned indie. He has a long backlist (and frontlist) that includes military fiction, military science fiction and historical as well as a handful of collaborations with popular romantic comedy author Jennifer Crusie. We talked with Bob about how writing military fiction, co-write with an author from a completely different genre and how to be a self-published author. This was certainly an interesting show!
On December 7th 1941, hundreds of Japanese fighter planes carried out a devastating surprise attack on the American naval base at Pearl Harbor in Hawaii and changed the face of World War II.
Last month eight authors published the anthology: Pearl Harbor and More: Stories of WWII-December 1941. We invited some of those authors on to talk about writing World War II fiction and the diverse stories they included in the anthology.
Everyone’s favourite Romance author, Zoe York joined us on the News Roundtable Roundup to discuss:
– Didn’t Amazon do well this Thanksgiving?
– Facebook has been exaggerating the truth…
– Barnes & Noble still exists and they’re trying really hard!
– Vulnerability to WordPress has been fixed
– ZOMG The end is nigh! SPRT to end!
Unfortunately Bob Mayer was unable to make it this week but we will be rescheduling with him. In the meantime…
The US election results are in, and just in time for NaNoWriMo!
Join us as we talk about how we’re dealing with our writing when all it seems everyone wants to talk about is politics. Does this political controversy bring out a myriad of post-apocalyptic ideas for your next dystopian novel? Or do you find yourself too lost in the aftermath too find the words to even express yourself?
Earlier in the year Amazon created a new romance category called: Clean and Wholesome. This was great news for authors of fade-to-black romances as Inspirational Romance was not working for them and they were being overwhelmed in Contemporary Romance genres. This new category helps readers who want the romance and emotion without details of intimate bedroom–kitchen / car / outdoor / etc–gymnastics to find exactly what they’re looking for. It also means those who do want the details won’t accidentally buy a book without it. But what exactly is this new category and how does one write in it? We asked contemporary romantic comedy author Susan C. Daffron to come on the show and answer our questions.