The Picky Bookworm
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The Picky BookwormOct 01, 2022
Michael Roberti #2
Michael Roberti joins The Picky Bookworm again to talk books, life, and everything in between. Last episode, we talked about our experiences with ADHD, and this time, we talked about our favorite book to movie adaptations. Well, Mike talked about his favorites, I talked about adaptations that didn't work so well. Either way, you'll have a great time and probably walk away with some new books for your TBR!
*special shout-out to Tiffany Chacon, who was unable to make it today, but has a special Christmas novella available on Amazon*
Eliza Stopps... Again
I'm so happy to have Eliza Stopps back on the Picky Bookworm podcast! She and I have been friends for a while now, and we love working together on various projects. We got together this week to talk about a project we've been working on for several months now, and since it releases to the world on December 5, 2023, we figured this was the perfect chance! We also (and by we, I mean "me") got on a tangent about Pinterest and how important it is. I hope you enjoy, and I'll be back next week with a new Christmas episode! Until Next Time, Friends!
Elana McDougall 2
The "mom" of social media is back on The Picky Bookworm, and I'm so excited to have her! Elana McDougall is one of the first people who welcomed me to the indie book community, and I'm so proud to know her! She's a former teacher, who decided when she retired to write a book. Now, she's 3 books into her Eldritch of Hallows series, and shows no signs of stopping her stories. I hope you enjoy our chat!
For show notes and links to Elana's books, along with her previous episode and the book chat episode about Hidden Magic, visit https://thepickybookworm.com/elana-mcdougall
Welcome back, everyone! I had a great time chatting with Coe Lansdell on the podcast today, and I hope you enjoy it as much as I did!
Please note: we discuss The Goners Trilogy by Kenyon Gagne, which does bring up the topic of suicide. If that upsets you or triggers you, please either listen with caution or give today's episode a pass. If you don't want to listen to the episode, but want all the book recommendations, you can head to https://thepickybookworm.com/coe-lansdell for the show notes and links to all the books!
Until Next Time, Friends!
Buddy Book Chat: Ask The Girl by Kim Bartosch
Welcome, friends, to a bonus spooooky episode of The Picky Bookworm podcast! Cat Voleur and I sit and chat about Ask The Girl by Kim Bartosch, and had a great time! I'll have show notes up soon, but until then, enjoy the episode! Until Next Time, Friends!
I've known Zach for a couple years now. In fact, he was my first paid proofreading client. I was thrilled to get to work with him, because he helped convince me that I could, in fact, make a business out of what I loved. It was wonderful to have him on the show and talk about his books, his writing process, and his tips for writing anywhere. I hope you enjoy our chat, because I sure did! And be sure to head over to https://thepickybookworm.com/zach-jeffries for show notes and links to Zach's books! Until Next Time, Friends!
Welcome back, friends! Kate and I had a blast on today's episode! I hope you enjoy as much as we did! Head over to https://thepickybookworm.com/kate-baucherel for links to book recommendations, Kate's books, and all Kate's socials. Until next time, friends!
Joel Flanagan-Grannemann 2.0
Welcome back to another episode, my friends! I'm super happy to have Joel Flanagan-Grannemann back for another chat! We had so much fun talking, and time just flew by! Enjoy our chat about editing, the writing process, and Joel's love of Tolkein. Until Next Time, Friends!
Visit https://thepickybookworm.com/joel-flanagan-grannemann for more information, and links to Joel's social media and books.
Steve Hugh Westenra
Steve Westenra is a new friend of mine, who very kindly agreed to chat with me on today's podcast episode. We had such a great time chatting, and I know you'll love today's episode as much as I do! I definitely plan to have him back at some point. Maybe for a book chat? Let me know in the comments over on https://thepickybookworm.com/steve-hugh-westenra and let us know a book you'd like us to read and chat about. For today's episode, we covered subjects that could each be several hours in themselves, but sadly, the episode is only just over an hour. So I guess you'll have to come back! Until Next Time, Friends!
P.S. there are a couple points that Steve forgot we don't cuss on the podcast, but it was toward the end of the episode, so please excuse the language. I'm only noting this because I do have to mark today's episode explicit just in case. We also talk about sex in books, even though we don't go into explicit detail.
Stacia Kaywood was so kind to join me today for another episode of The Picky Bookworm podcast! Stacia is a romance author, with one book currently available and more on the way. She loves writing happily ever after stories, and even though the story in the middle isn't always the cheeriest, knowing how the story is going to end gives her the push she needs to keep writing. She loves getting inspired from all sorts of things, and when she started writing mid-pandemic, she kept that inspiration close so she would know she could do it. I absolutely loved chatting with her, and I hope you enjoy our discussions surrounding book covers! Head over to my website for notes on today's show, links to Stacia's book, as well as her social media, so you can hang out with her. If you enjoy today's episode, please share with your friends, and leave a comment! I love them and respond to each one! Until Next Time, Friends!
Malcom Schmitz is the author of several short stories, including one titled The Captains Sphere. I'm excited to read it, and I was thrilled to talk to Malcom for the podcast. We had such a good time! Enjoy listening to this episode, then head over to https://thepickybookworm.com/podcast/saturday-chats/malcom-schmitz-2/ for notes on this episode, as well as links to Malcom's books and social media. Until next time, friends!
Buddy Book Chat: The Good Sister by Sally Hepworth
Welcome, friends! My friend Sol, who you may remember from our chat about The Orchid and The Lion a few weeks ago, is back. This time, he's here to chat with me about The Good Sister by Sally Hepworth. This book is amazing, and I loved it so much! Luckily, so did Sol, so I hope you enjoy our chat! For information on how to follow Sol, as well as links to purchase other Sally Hepworth books, head over to https://thepickybookworm.com/buddy-book-chat-the-good-sister. Leave a comment over there with your thoughts on either the book or our chat. Until Next Time, Friends!
Welcome back, friends! I'd like you to meet the world's favorite author! At least, that's how Jon Monson, today's guest, introduces himself in his newsletter to his subscribers. The way he sees it, if he keeps saying it, eventually it might come true. I gotta tell ya, he definitely has earned a title as "one of my favorite podcast guests," because we had so much fun! the hour flew by, and I'm willing to bet, given half a chance, we could have talked for at least an hour more. I'm super excited for the rest of his trilogy to release, so I can read and review for you, but in the meantime, enjoy today's episode! I'll have show notes up very soon, so watch for those. They'll include links to Jon's website and newsletter, as well as his other books and the books he recommended during the show. Have a great time, and until next time, friends!
Find the show notes and information about all the books we talk about, as well as links to follow Chloe at the link below! Share with your friends, so they can listen too! https://thepickybookworm.com/podcast/saturday-chats/chloe-hammond
S. Reed 3.0
S. Reed is back for the third time in an amazing new episode of The Picky Bookworm Podcast! Seb is such a fun friend of mine, and we had a great time talking books, life, horror movies, and our favorite mental palate cleansers after watching a scary movie. Be sure to listen for the movie/book I won't allow in my house, and leave a comment whether you agree or not. Head over to https://thepickybookworm.com/podcast/saturday-chats/s-reed-3-0/ for discussion questions, and to leave a comment with your thoughts on the show! Until next time, friends!
Bonus Buddy Book Chat - The Orchid & The Lion
Sol, Spooky & John join me today to discuss the amazing book, The Orchid & The Lion. As I'm sure you know, OATL was written by my good friend Gabriel Hargrave, and it's SO good! The four of us get together to talk about what we loved about it, and why you should read it. Please be warned, there are the occasional cuss words, which is unusual on The Picky Bookworm, and we are also discussing an erotic romance, so there may be the occasional mention of sex and/or sex work. We treated it all with the most respect we could, and I hope you enjoy!
Don't forget to check out the Orchid & The Lion scented candles, available in The Picky Bookworm candle shop!
Welcome back, friends! I had Tanner Howsden on the show today, and we had a blast! I hope you enjoy our chat about Cora Christensen, his debut book. We talked books, life, and everything in between! Enjoy! I'll have a show notes page up soon, but in the meantime go follow Tanner on Twitter @TannerHowsden. Until Next Time, Friends!
Dana Goldstein joins me on The Picky Bookworm to talk books, life and everything in between! We have so much fun talking about our respective podcasts, and I'm sure you'll have a blast too! I'm working on getting show notes posted, so please be patient. Until Next Time, Friends!
Show notes will be available as soon as possible, but I wanted to get the episode published so you could listen :) Keep an eye out!
Dianna Gunn 2.0
Welcome back, my friends! Dianna Gunn joins me again on the podcast to talk books, life and everything in between! We had such a great chat, so I hope you enjoy!
Gabe Hargrave 3.0
Welcome back, my friends! Gabe Hargrave joined me again today. I'm super happy to have someone I can call in a pinch, when my scheduled guest isn't able to make it. He's probably one of my most popular guests, having held spots in my "top episodes" for at least a year. Today's episode is just as much fun, with one difference: I've actually read his books now! We get to gush about his books, and I learn so much about his writing process.
Once you're done listening, or if you'd like to listen while reading more about Gabe, head over to https://thepickybookworm.com/gabe-hargrave-3 for show notes and links to Gabe's books. He has a new website you should totally check out too! It's GORGE! Until Next Time, Friends!
Hello, my friends! Welcome back! I've got a super fun episode for you this week. I'm sorry it's a little late coming out, but I promise it's worth the wait. Carl Keitz has produced multiple short films as well as screenplays. He's on the show to talk books, life, and everything in between. Grab your tea, wine or laundry and enjoy! If you'd like more details on today's episode, head over to https://thepickybookworm.com/podcast/saturday-chats/carl-keitz for links to Carl's books, his social media, and website. Until Next Time, Friends!
Thanks for visiting today, friends! I hope you enjoy today's episode as much as I did! Matt and I had such a fun chat! If you'd like to find out more about Matt, as well as links to Matt's books and the books we discussed, head over to https://thepickybookworm.com/matt-mason. Be sure to share with your friends, and leave a comment with your favorite part of the episode!
Hey Friends! Welcome back to The Picky Bookworm podcast! I hope you enjoy today's episode, then head over to https://thepickybookworm.com/podcast/saturday-chats/helen-huntley/ for notes on today's episode, including links to the books we discussed. Until next time, friends!
I had so much fun chatting with Kylee Aagard! I'm super excited to read her debut book when it publishes, so be on the lookout for that! In the meantime, head over to https://thepickybookworm.com/kylee-aagard for show notes and links to the books we talked about. Transcript coming soon, so watch for that too. Until Next Time, Friends!
Welcome Back friends! Rebecca Fazzio joins me on the show today, and we had such a great time! I hope you're ready for tons of book recommendations and Rebecca has some amazing advice for her fellow authors! Head over to thepickybookworm.com/rebecca-fazzio for notes on today's episode, and leave a comment! We'd love to hear what you think!
Lynn Robertson Hay
Spending time with Lynn Robertson Hay was great fun, my friends! I enjoyed it very much! I hope you enjoy the episode as well, and be sure to head over to thepickybookworm.com/lynn-robertson-hay for the show notes and links to Lynn's books. Until Next Time, Friends!
Welcome back, friends! Cat Voleur has been a book reviewer for The Picky Bookworm for a while now, and I am so happy to have her! I was super excited to have her on the show today, to talk about her book, Revenge Arc, as well as tons of other books and subjects. Check out the show notes at thepickybookworm.com/cat-voleur for links to the books we talked about, as well as more information on Cat and her reviews. Check out Cat's origin story at https://thepickybookworm.com/cat-voleur-origin/!
I hope you enjoyed today's episode, so if you did, please share with your friends, and leave a comment on the show notes page letting us know what you thought!
Until Next Time, Friends!
Casey and I had such a fun chat today! We talked books, and life, and all sorts of things in between. Casey wrote her books based on her desire to see herself as a young adult in books. She is re-releasing two of her books this year, and releasing book three in August. Check out the show notes page at thepickybookworm.com/casey-lawrence for links to her books, links to her social media, and notes from today's episode. Until Next Time, Friends!
I am so sorry I didn't get this episode published last week! My internet had gone out, and by the time it came back on, I had forgotten that I hadn't published this episode for you guys! James DM'd me this morning to ask about it, so of course I had to hurry over and publish for you. The show notes will be up very soon, so please watch for those. They'll have links to James' books, notes about this episode, and links to where you can hang out with James online. I hope you enjoy the episode, and I'm looking forward to bringing you more fun content!
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Welcome back friends! Today's podcast episode is so much fun! Tiffany and I had a great chat, with plenty of book recommendations! Head over to thepickybookworm.com/tiffany-chacon for show notes and links to the books we talked about. Until Next Time, Friends!
Today's episode was so much fun! I honestly haven' t had a guest disagree with me up front so many times, but I loved it! I love learning new stuff, and Anneliese wasn't afraid to let me know a different outlook on things. I hope you enjoy today's episode, filled with laughter, books, and super awesome service dogs! The show notes page will be available tomorrow, so please go check it out, and find links to the books we discussed, as well as Anneliese's linktree, and her writing collaborator, Galadriel's linktree. Trust me, you'll want to visit Anneliese's website, and see pictures of her beautiful doggies.
Until Next Time, Friends!
Dot Cannon - Noelophile
Welcome back, my darling friends! I have a great show this week for you! Dot, otherwise known as Noelophile®, came on the show today to talk about books, life, and everything in between. We had a fantastic time, and we even discussed her two podcasts, one of which I may get to be on later this year as a guest. That excites me, for sure! For more details, show notes, and links to Dot's podcasts, head over to https://thepickybookworm.com/dot. Until Next Time, Friends!
Welcome back, my friends! I have Sara Cleveland on the show today, and it was so much fun chatting with her! She talks about her books, and writing, and all sorts of other things. Time flew by, and we could have talked way more. Visit thepickybookworm.com/sara-cleveland for the show notes and links to Sara's books. Until next time, friends!
Dani and I had such a fun chat today! She brought some amazing book recommendations, and I have to say, her Daughter of Hades series sounds FAB! Head over to thepickybookworm.com/dani-hoots to leave a comment, and find links to Dani's books and book recommendations. Until Next Time, Friends!
Norb Aikin 2
Norb Aikin is back, my friends! I had him on the show a few weeks ago, and because of some technical difficulties, we lost part of the episode. I was thrilled to be able to have him back on the show, so we could talk about the things we missed last time. Visit thepickybookworm.com/norb-aikin for show notes, a link to the previous episode, and links to his book, his recommended reading, and his social media! Until next time, friends!
Welcome back, friends! Daniel Jones joins me on the podcast today to talk about his book, Hydra's Wake, as well as talk about marketing tips and why he considers his book cover and editing such a great investment. I absolutely loved having him today! Head over to thepickybookworm.com/daniel-jones for show notes and links to Daniel's books.
Hey friends! So happy to have you back this week for another episode! Michael Michel joins me today to talk about his book, The Price of Power, an epic dark fantasy. Head over to thepickybookworm.com/michael-michel to find links to his book, as well as links to books he recommends to you all, the listeners. Enjoy this amazing episode! Until Next Time, Friends!
Lilla is an author friend of mine from a while back, and we had such a fun chat today! We got to talk about her book series, the first book of which releases this July, and she offered some amazing book recommendations for you guys. I hope you enjoy our chat today! Visit my website very soon for show notes and links to everything. Until next time, friends!
Hey, friends! I'm back with another episode, featuring an indie author! Norb Aikin was so kind to come and talk to me on short notice, and despite some pretty serious tech issues, we had such a great time! The first half of the episode didn't record correctly, so today's episode is only 30 minutes long. I will be trying to have him back on soon, so that we can have the full chat, but in the meantime, please visit thepickybookworm.com/norb to check out today's episode, show notes, and links to Norb's book, Mutants. Until Next Time, Friends!
GGBC Ep 14: The Santa Claus Agreement
Buddy Book Chat: White Trash Warlock with Gabe Hargrave
GGBC Ep 13: The Fires of Treason
Well, I'm sorry to break it to KP, but not much nonsense in this episode. R.T. was a joy to speak with, and we talk about everything from writing badly to our love of the indie community, and how important it is to have a great cover. Check out thepickybookworm.com/podcast/slaywood to leave a comment for R.T. and let us know what you thought of the episode! You'll also find links to his books on Kindle and Kindle Vella over there. Thanks for visiting! Until next time, friends!