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Bookshelf Banter

By Heather Balog

Welcome to Bookshelf Banter with me, Heather Balog. This podcast is where you'll get to meet new Indie authors...well, new to you. Many of my guests have been delighting the masses for years with their entertaining and talented writing. Be sure to check them just may discover your new favorite author.
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Author Katie Fabian

Author Katie Fabian

Katie Fabian is an author, illustrator, and the creator of “Cretaceous Fairytales”. You can follow her serialized fiction at

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Author Jessica Brown

Author Jessica Brown

Jessica Brown is the author of Something Sweet for Christmas and Staying Lost, Kindle Vella stories. Jessica gives me a lesson in the ins and outs of Kindle Vella, we wax poetic about the days of waiting for a commercial to pee, and I learn what her most prized possession is and why on this episode of Bookshelf Banter. 

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Author Leani Lopez
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Author Whitney Dineen

Author Whitney Dineen

Whitney Dineen is a rock star in her own head. While delusional about her singing abilities, there's been a plethora of validation that she's a fairly decent author (AMAZING!!!). After winning many writing awards and selling nearly a kabillion books (math may not be her forte, either), she's decided to just let the voices in her head say whatever they want (sorry, Mom). She also won a fourth-place ribbon in a fifth-grade swim meet in backstroke. So, there's that.

Whitney loves to play with her kids (a.k.a. dazzle them with her amazing flossing abilities), bake stuff, eat stuff, and write books for people who "get" her. She thinks french fries are the perfect food and Mrs. Roper is her spirit animal. She's won a ton of awards and has been a finalist as well, including Gold Medal winner at the International Readers' Favorite Awards, 2017, Silver medal winner at the International Readers' Favorite Awards, 2015, 2016, 2019, Finalist RONE Awards, 2016, 2018, 2019, Finalist at the IRFA 2016, 2017, Finalist at the Book Excellence Awards, 2017, Finalist Top Shelf Indie Book Awards, 2017

You can find Whitney's books on Amazon. Be sure to follow her on Facebook and Bookbub

I loved talking to Whitney. She is as down to earth and hilarious in real life as she is in her novels. As promised, here is my review of Whitney's The Reinvention of Mimi Finnegan. while I did NOT actual recommend reading it while on the toilet, the implication is there. 

At several points of this novel I found myself oh so delicately shooting water out of my nose. At my daughter's gymnastic class, a woman asked me to move because my random fits of laughter were scaring her infant. Mimi Finnegan is a major piece of work who kept me giggling the entire time I was reading. What's the plot? you ask. Characters? Oh no. I'm not going to ruin it at all for you. Go out and get this hilarious novel for yourself and make sure you've emptied your bladder before you start reading it.

Sep 20, 202047:50
Author Laura Heffernan
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Author Rich Amooi

Author Rich Amooi

Rich Amooi is the Amazon #1 Bestselling author of 15 romantic comedies, including It’s Not PMS, It’s You, Dying to Meet You, There’s Something About a Cowboy, and Madam Love, Actually. Over 500,000 downloads from readers around the world.

A former radio personality and wedding DJ, Rich now writes romantic comedies full-time in San Diego, California, and is happily married to a kiss monster imported from Spain. Rich believes in public displays of affection, silliness, infinite possibilities, donuts, gratitude, laughter, and happily ever after.For more information about Rich, visit his website You can also find his books on Amazon. Be sure to follow him on FacebookInstagram, and Bookbub

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