The Writing Wall
By The Writing Wall
The Writing WallNov 11, 2023
PD Kaiser & The Emerald Thief - Bonus Episode
"Having Asperger's Syndrome as well as Tourettes doesn't slow Patrick down in the slightest. His work ethic and positive attitude are infectious according to those in his life." Author and former Writing Wall Podcast guest Alum Patrick D. Kaiser just debuted his latest book, The Emerald Thief. We discuss what inspired the story, his advice to indie writers, and more. Visit our BuyMeACoffee for his Season 7 Bonus Extra.
There Are No Answers Here, Only Questions - Season 7 Finale with Author Charles Burce McIntyre
"There Are No Answers Here, Only Questions. It is the true story of two life-altering events and the personal transformation that resulted from their unlikely collision. It’s the story of an owner preparing to sell his business and retire just as he is diagnosed with cancer. Faced with the choice of continuing with the sale and waiting to deal with cancer or putting the deal-making on hold while treating cancer, our business owner decides to take on both at the same time. Is this possible? Perhaps, but only if he allows others to step in while he steps back, and that’s never easy when you’re the boss."
REVIEW: What makes this memoir stand out are the memorable nuggets of wisdom that McIntyre imparts. There Are No Answers Here; Only Questions is a highly readable and sagacious account of overcoming obstacles and building success. – Kirkus Reviews
Join us this evening as we discuss author Charles Bruce McIntyre's memoir titled There Are No Answers Here, Only Questions. Visit our BuyMeACoffee page for his Season Finale Extra and his website for more details.
Hemlock Hollow with Author Culley Holderfield
REVIEW: “Holderfield weaves a poignant coming-of-age story of childhood, family, and first love, in a country still reverberating with echoes of war. A deeply moving novel with timeless appeal.“ Fiona Alison, Historical Novel Society "Culley Holderfield learned to love story on the front porch of a cabin in a forested Appalachian cove, clinging to tales..." Join us this evening as we speak with award-winning historical fiction author Culley Holderfield and talk about his debut novel Hemlock Hollow, characters, duel timelines, and the advice he has for aspiring authors. Learn more about Culley by visiting his website and check out Hemlock Hollow on Amazon. Hear his Season 7 BuyMeACoffee Extra now.
Stem & Stone with Author Jessica Ferrera
Visit our BuyMeACoffee platform to hear an exclusive author reading and excerpt from Jessica Ferrera's upcoming release Stem & Stone. Join us as we talk about her experience with our partners Tea with Coffee Media, writing, books, and so much more. Stem & Stone is slated for release on September 19th!
Author Thomas Kelso
Dr. Thomas Kelso is a medical thriller author who now resides on the southeastern coast of North Carolina and is a full-time practicing partner in the Wilmington division of EmergeOrtho where he helps patients with arthritic joints and sports-related injuries. His books include Fractured, Hyperion's Fracture, & Stability Island. Visit his website for books, biography, links, and more. Follow The Writing Wall Podcast on social media for all the latest and upcoming guests.
Nick Wilford - The Becalmer
"Nick Wilford is a writer and stay-at-home dad. Once a journalist, he now makes use of those early morning times when the house is quiet to explore the realms of fiction, with a little freelance editing and formatting thrown in. When not working he can usually be found spending time with his family or wrangling his six adorable dogs. His first traditionally published novel, a YA sci-fi adventure entitled The Becalmer, will release from Creative James Media in August 2023. His other books include the Black & White trilogy, a YA dystopian series, and A Change of Mind and Other Stories, a collection featuring a novella and five short stories, four of which were previously published in Writer’s Muse magazine. Nick is also the editor of Overcoming Adversity: An Anthology for Andrew." Visit Nick Wilford online & follow him on social media. Follow The Writing Wall Podcast on social media for our latest guests and great reads.
Thank You for the Kiss - Author Beth Jordan
"The title is a hint of the story as it unfolds over the course of nine months in Cuba, a period of pregnant moments, giving birth to the unexpected." Visit author Beth Jordan online and follow her on social media and hear more about her writing journey, favorite writing spot, and what writing project she is working on next during this interview. Follow The Writing Wall on social media for all the latest details and upcoming guests.
Untethered with Award-Winning Author Laura Whitfield
"A breathtaking glimpse into the unraveling of a life after death." ~J. Dana Trent
Author Laura Whitfield grew up in Raleigh, North Carolina, the daughter of a journalist and a teacher. She has been an advertising copywriter, newspaper columnist, staff writer for an international relief agency, travel writer, blogger, teacher, communications director for several nonprofits, and personal assistant to a New York Times bestselling author. Her coming-of-age memoir, Untethered: Faith, Failure, and Finding Solid Ground (She Writes Press) and is available wherever books are sold. Follow The Writing Wall Podcast online for all the latest and upcoming guests.
Scarred - Damien Linnane
"There were five now. The mugger, the sex offender, the wife-beater, the drug dealer. And of course, Peter. Jason hadn’t needed a gun to kill Peter."
Join The Writing Wall as we speak with author and artist Damien Linnane. Damien is a former Australian soldier and a former prisoner. In 2015, he was sentenced to two-year imprisonment for a series of crimes, including the firebombing of a home, with the sentencing magistrate finding that his motivation appeared to be ‘vigilante action’. Linnane wrote the novel Scarred while he was in custody. Since his release from prison, Linnane has started a business, Vigilante Studios, doing photo-realistic portrait drawings by commission, and has completed a master’s degree in information studies. He also works as a ghostwriter and is a contributor to the news website 10 daily. Linnane is from Sydney and resides in Newcastle, Australia. He is currently writing an autobiography.
Loving the Dead & Gone
"Judith Turner-Yamamoto has perfected the magic of drawing a reader into a world, the inner lives of two Southern women grieving loved ones -- one a young widow, still young enough to miss high school, so haunted by the missing body of her lover/husband that she seeks a replacement whose body seems inhabited by the dead man. The other an aging mother whose bitterness, whose inability to love her own daughter, are peeled back like an onion to a place of tears and tenderness and devastation..." ~Reviewer
Our Season 6 Finale features award-winning author Judith Turner-Yamamoto of Loving the Dead & Gone. Check out Judith's Season 6 Extra on our Buy Me A Coffee page, and follow The Writing Wall Podcast across social media for our monthly newsletter, Off the Wall members, & more.
John Bare - Fair Skinned Brunette with the Porcelain Shine
"On a Monday night in October, Lassie James sits in Pig Farm Tavern in Chapel Hill when Dr. Holly Pike appears. She electrifies the room, but all Lassie can think about is how she ran out on him when they were going to get married. Just ghosted him all those years ago. Before Lassie can process his old feelings for her, Dr. Pike's reappearance in his life takes a surprise turn . . ."
Join us for a special guest interview with author, photographer, and songwriter John Bare.
John is a photographer, songwriter, and former journalist who has worked for more than two decades in the nonprofit sector. His new novel, Fair-Skinned Brunette With the Porcelain Shine, inspired an album of 12 original songs. Co-written by Don Dixon, the album Lassie James Songbook Vol. I is available via streaming services. John was born in Winston-Salem and attended public schools in Garner, NC, where his parents were educators. He attended the University of North Carolina, where he studied film as an undergraduate, received a Ph.D. in mass communication research, and developed an appreciation for biscuits, whiskey, and live music. John was married for 28 years to Elizabeth Ross of Concord, NC. Betsy passed away in September 2020 from covid. John shares his house with rescue dogs Winston and Isadora.
Tea with Coffee Media
Our Season 5 and 6 partner Tea with Coffee Media join us this Saturday to discuss their services, the publication process, and more.
"Founded in 2021 by husband and wife team Grace and Tyler Wittkofsky, Tea With Coffee Media is a team of indie authors, designers, and editors who have a goal of helping indie media producers make their dreams become a reality. Their modest press has aspirations to help as many indie media producers succeed as possible."
"Perfect for fans of Dan Brown, Margaret Atwood, and Steve Berry. If you like intriguing historical conspiracies, non-stop action, and razor-sharp characters, you’ll love CLEOPATRA'S VENDETTA, the latest mesmerizing mission from Avanti Centrae."
Tune in to learn more about Cleopatra's Vendetta from award-winning and international best-selling author Avanti Centrae, and hear her exclusive Season 6 Extra on our Buy Me A Coffee page. Follow The Writing Wall on social media for details and all the latest.
Something About Aimee with S.E. Smith
"S.E. Smith is a New York Times, USA TODAY, International, and Award-winning Bestselling author of Science Fiction, Urban Fantasy, Western Time Travel, Paranormal Romance, and Young Adult. Her addictive storylines bring action, adventure, and suspense-filled tales mixed with humor and romance to readers around the world."
Join us as we discuss writing, books, and podcasts with USA Today's best-selling author S.E. Smith, including her latest Something About Aimee. Learn more about S.E. Smith on our blog and catch her Season 6 Extra available now on our Buy Me A Coffee page. Follow The Writing Wall Podcast on social media for updates and all the latest on our guests.
"Raw and vulnerable, author Bill Nelson takes readers on his journey with a rare, incurable cancer. He reveals what he discovered about living after realizing he wasn’t dying, at least not yet. Discover how he shifted his thoughts and made new choices to create his life, not watch it happen. In FIRM GRIP, Bill offers practical wisdom to help you choose to create a new, hopeful life, even in the midst of adversity."
Catch Bill's Season 6 Extra is available now on our Buy Me A Coffee page and our blog for links, information, & more. Follow The Writing Wall Podcast across social media and visit our website for our monthly newsletter featuring upcoming authors.
An Enemy Like Me
"How does a man show his love - for the country, for heritage, for family - during a war that sets the three at odds? What sets in motion the necessity to choose one over the other? How will this choice change everything and everyone he loves?"
Special guest and award-winning author Teri M. Brown joins us to discuss her latest novel titled An Enemy Like Me. Visit our blog for Teri's links, book information, and more, and catch her Season 6 Extra on our Buy Me A Coffee page. Follow The Writing Wal Podcast on social media for all the latest.
"The harrowing, tender story of young Aggie, who lights a terrible fire, then hides in a Pacific Northwest forest, evading those who must bring her home before wilderness claims them all. A riveting tale about trust and the search for forgiveness."
Audiobooks with Co-Host Philip Raymond Brown
In this special episode of The Writing Wall Podcast hear audiobook narrators Evan Harris of It Gives You Strength & Harvesting Earthlings & Stephen Marsden of Devils Ridge discuss how they started telling stories over the mic, and how they help to bring characters to life. Co-Host award-winning author Philip Raymond Brown also joins in the discussion to share with authors who may be planning to do an audiobook some resources, and what the process of creating an audiobook for followers and readers was like. Visit Philip Raymond Brown on his website and follow The Writing Wall across social media.
Season 5 Finale - Diana Stevan
Author, actress, and screenplay writer Diana Stevan is our Season 5 Finale guest. She is the author of A Cry From the Deep, The Blue Nightgown, The Rubbert Fence, Sunflowers Under Fire, and her most recent, Lilacs in the Dust Bowl.
The Habits of Squirrels with Brain Livingston
Season 5 Sponsor and fellow indie author Brain Livingston joins us this Wednesday on a special episode of The Writing Wall Podcast. Brian is the author of The Habits of Squirrels, a charming, thoughtful meditation on all of life's journeys, Brian Livingston finds humor, grace, and sunburn on one of America's great hikes. Visit our BuyMeACoffee page for his Season 5 Extra and more.
The Truth of Who You Are with Shelia Myers
"When his family is plunged into poverty during the Great Depression, Ben Taylor takes a job with the US Civilian Conservation Corps developing the Great Smoky Mountains National Park. A tragic accident puts him in a dilemma: does he let someone else take the fall for what he did so he can keep his position? The repercussions of his decision plague him all the way to the Battle of the Bulge in World War II..."
The Unbelievable Beliveable Billy J Barnum
"Mr. Barnum bares his soul in every word he writes. When reading his poetry it seems to transport you to the place of the subject matter in each poem that you read and that is exactly what writing is all about."
Cartwheels in the Dark, Author Karla Jordan
"After twenty years, Kallie Douglas is headed back to Somerfield, Maine, the one place on earth she promised herself she'd never return. She isn't staying long, just long enough to say goodbye to an old friend who has passed away and to take care of the estate left in her care. But when an old newspaper clipping surfaces detailing a missing person's case near her family's home, Kallie suddenly finds herself haunted by a series of dark memories and unsettling questions she can't answer..."
Thank you for listening to The Writing Wall Podcast this evening. We welcome author Karla Jordan to Season 5 and her debut novel Cartwheels in the Dark. Drop by our BuyMeACoffee platform for her Season 5 Extra and visit Karla's website for her links, information, and more about her book.
The Spinster's Fortune with Author Mary Kendall
"THE SPINSTER’S FORTUNE, a mystery set in Georgetown, Washington DC, is her debut novel and is a twisty, tangled dive into a web of family deception murky with gothic undertones...
Join The Writing Wall Podcast as we talk with author and historian Mary Kendall about her debut novel, The Spinster's Fortune, her upcoming books, research, and more. Follow Mary on social media and catch her BuyMeACoffee Extra on our platform.
Mountain Folk with John Hood
"John Hood’s new novel Mountain Folk uses elements of folklore and epic fantasy to tell the story of America’s founding in a fresh and exciting way. Goran is one of the rare fairies who can live without magical protection in the Blur, the human world where the days pass twenty times faster than in fairy realms."
Follow John Hood on social media and visit his website for great interactive history resources and links to Mountain Folk, Forest Folk, and his upcoming third installment Water Folk that is coming soon.
Author Susan Higginbothom John Brown's Women
Meet historical-fiction author, editor, and writer Susan Higginbotham. Her award-winning novels dive into historical events and the people who play a part. Meticulously researched, well-written, and immersive, her stories will transport you back in time to some of history's most prominent moments. Follow Susan on social media and visit our BuyMeACoffee platform for her Season 5 Extra.
John Brown's Women: Mary Brown never expected to be the wife of John Brown, much less the wife of a martyr. When her husband’s daring plan fails, Mary must leave her isolated home for hostile territory, where she finds the eyes of the nation riveted upon John—and upon her.
Spanning three decades and half the breadth of a nation, John Brown’s Women is a tale of love and sacrifice, and of the ongoing struggle for America to achieve its promise of liberty and justice for all.
Sunflowers Beneath the Snow with Teri M Brown
"Author Teri M. Brown shows, through the lens of family, the power of storytelling and the effect it can have on shaping a child's life. At once heartbreaking and uplifting, this novel presents a simple story about a complicated subject: holding onto one's identity in a nation that changes drastically in a lifetime. Brown portrays what unconditional love is for a home country despite what it once was or what it has grown to be." - Independent Book Review
The Gift Best Given - Season 5 Opener
Meet North Carolina resident, writer, and author Ed Di Gangi and hear about his debut memoir, The Gift Best Given on this Season Opener of The Writing Wall Podcast.
Edward Di Gangi was adopted at birth in New York City. An only child, he made no effort to explore his heredity until, at age 67, a visit to a cemetery where members of his adoptive mother's family were buried stirred his interest.
Over the past three years, through extensive archival research and DNA testing, Ed has peeled back the layers of his once-unknown family.
Set in the 1940s, as America emerged from the Great Depression and went to war, Ed's book, The Gift Best Given, recounts the search for his family and tells the story of a young woman's courage as she overcame obstacles to achieve her dreams.
Ed and his wife, Linda, live in Hillsborough, North Carolina. Their son, James, and his fiancee, Renee, live in nearby Durham.
Over the Falls with Author Rebecca Hodge
Our Season 4 Writing Wall Podcast finale features North Carolina writer and author Rebecca Hodge. Rebecca joins us to discuss her books Over the Falls and Wild Land, writing, North Carolina, and what inspired her wonderful stories. Follow Rebecca on social media and grab all of her links on our blog. Tune in for our Season 4 Finale Shoutouts, a Going Local segment, and thank yous to all of our authors this season.
The Big Score & ICQ with Author Og Maciel
Without Flaws with Author Diane Asther
Deadly Declarations with Landis Wade
Author Landis Wade is here to discuss his latest novel titled Deadly Declarations. Landis is also the host of the Charlotte Readers Podcast where he interviews North Carolina authors from across the state. Tune in to hear more about the history and mystery in this, his latest amazing read! Drop by our Buy Me A Coffee platform for his exclusive Season 4 Extra. Of course, we will also be doing shoutouts to indies from the Writing Communities of Twitter and Instagram. Visit our LinkTree for platforms.
The Things We Keep
Join us and Writer of the Week author Julee Balko of The Things We Keep.
Sister Lost with Brenda Lyne
Our Wednesday special guest author is the talented Jennifer DeVries, aka Brenda Lyne. Join us as she discusses her books Charlie's Mirror and most recently, Sister Lost. Visit Brenda's website and follow her on social media for more about these hauntingly good stories she writes and pick up your copies today.
Kathryn Inman is a fellow indie author who has skyrocketed on Amazon in the last week since her first book and memoir debuted titled Counting Spoons. The Writing Wall Blog & Podcast is honored to share Kathryn's story of faith, hope, healing, and her publishing journey with our listeners. Visit Kathryn on our blog for all of her links and hear an exclusive excerpt from our interview on BuyMeACoffee.
The Kimono Tattoo - Rebecca Copeland
Welcome author and fellow NC writer/resident Rebecca Copeland to this week's Writing Wall Podcast. Check out her book The Kimono Tattoo which centers around a murder, Kimono design, with some romance added along the way. Listeners can also visit her website and follow Rebecca on social media for more. Then stick around for our Going Local segment and of course some Shameless Self Promo Saturday Shoutouts. Visit our BuyMeACoffee platform for a Season 4 Extra with Rebecca and hear who our upcoming Writer of the Week and Podcast guest will be on March 12th.
Peripheral with John Ryland
Special guest and our former Writer of the Week author John Ryland joins us this evening to talk about his latest book titled Peripheral. Catch his Season 3 and Season 4 extras on our Buy Me A Coffee platform, and check out his other publications like Southern Gothic when you visit his website or Amazon.
Award Winning Author Evelyn Puerto
Join The Writing Wall podcast as we speak with our special guest and award-winning author Evelyn Puerto of South Carolina. Evelyn is the author of a Young Adult fantasy series titled, The Outlawed Myth Series, but she has also written other genres and gives listeners a sneak peek at the WIP (work in progress) she has going now. Hear her Season 4 Extra on our BuyMeACoffee platform and learn more about Evelyn on our blog.
The Seeds of Love with Tea, But with Coffee
Our Season 4 Opener is indie author, writer, and mental health advocate Tyler Wittkofsky. Tyler is the author of The Seeds of Love, [Not] Alone, and his recent poetry collection titled Coffee, Alcohol, & Heartbreak. Listeners can visit his website Tea, But with Coffee to learn more and visit our blog to grab his social media handles. We also have Valentine's Day gift ideas for that special writer(s) in your life, and Shoutouts!
New & Upcoming Releases - Bonus Episode
Welcome to our Season 3 Bonus episode! Join co-Host of The Writing Wall Podcast author Philip Raymon Brown as he interviews regular host Stacy about her latest novel, Devils Ridge. Then, after a brief break, tune in as Stacy interviews Philip Raymond Brown about his upcoming sequel Harvesting Earthlings for Fun & Profit. Learn more about Philip by visiting his website, & catch an exclusive reading from Devils Ridge on Instagram at 7 pm EST tonight! Visit our BuyMeACoffee page for exclusive Season 3 clips including one not heard on this podcast featuring Philip and Stacy as they talk movies & books. The Writing Wall will return for Season 4 in February 2022 and wishes everyone a wonderful holiday season.
Southern Gothic - Season 3 Finale
Meet author John Ryland of Southern Gothic. This collection of tales from the American South is "full of twists and turns that you will never see coming. From straight-up classic Southern gothic to a dystopian tale of mechanical peacekeepers, there is something for everyone who enjoys solid storytelling and original concepts." Catch John's blog article on our website with links, and read an exclusive excerpt from his book. We will be giving out our Season 4 submissions information on this podcast, and we will also be announcing a special bonus episode and more.
Season 3 Writing Corner Finale
We wrap up our Season 3 Writing Corner segments with jokes, book discussions, and some ShamelesslySelfPromo Wednesday Shoutouts for all those who have been part of our blog and podcast. Visit our LinkTree URL for all our platforms and tune in for the Season 3 Writing Wall Finale Saturday, October 23rd at 6 pm EST with author John Ryland of Southern Gothic. Catch a special announcement this Writing Corner Wednesday too about an upcoming bonus episode to air in November.
Blood in the Low Country
Our Writer of the Week, author Paul Attaway joins us this Saturday to talk about his southern suspense novel titled Blood in the Low Country. Followers and listeners can learn more about Paul by visiting our blog or by stopping by our BuyMeACoffee page for an exclusive Season 3 extra featuring him and other indies from Season 3. During this special bonus episode, we will also provide indie authors with details about our upcoming Season 4 submission guidelines and information. Visit all of our platforms on LinkTree, and follow us across social media for more.
Fun with Writing Friends - Writing Corner Wednesday
The Counterfieters Daughter
Author Victoria Marswell discusses her book, The Counterfeiters Daughter, writing, and her travels in this full-length podcast interview. Catch her Writer of the Week blog article on our website complete with links and stick around for our Writerly DL segment and of course, our next Writer of the Week & Writing Corner announcements. Listeners can interact by giving shoutouts to their favorite indies tonight too all thanks to Spotify!
Writing Corner Meets Chat Show
Hey Writing Community, we are excited to have The Writing Community Chat Show host Chris Agget with us this Writing Corner Wednesday. Chris is also an author and will be talking about his book Deep in the Climb of Truth, and the WCCS's latest project, a book club. Learn more about Chris on his website, and be sure to tune into his podcast too. Visit our blog for an exclusive excerpt from his book and grab all of his links.
Twilight Reel Author Michael Amos Cody
Our Writer of the Week takes over Writing Corner Wednesday talking books, North Carolina, and more. Join us as we discuss A Twilight Reel Stories with author Michael Amos Cody of the Writing Communities of social media. Visit our blog for his article, links, and to learn more about his upcoming publications. Be sure to tune in as this author also shares an excerpt from his book with us this evening. Catch our Writerly DL segment and shoutouts too. Visit LinkTree for all our platforms.
Things That Crash, Things That Fly by Scott Gould
Meet our Writer of the Week and IPPY winner Scott Gould. Scott is a storyteller unlike any other and in his latest memoir, Things That Crash, Things That Fly, he takes an honest look at a husband's and wife's relationship and their ups and downs. One reviewer said it best, "As Scott Gould’s brilliantly titled memoir indicates, this is the very territory of this book: the relationship between the blast-radius and transcendence...An extraordinary work.” — David Shields, Author Of 'The Thing About Life Is That One Day You'll Be Dead'
We will also talk about our BuyMeACoffee Channel, announce our upcoming Writer of the Week, and do the one thing everyone has been waiting for... #ShamelessSelfPromoShoutOuts.
Blackberries & Biscuts with author Carole Coates
Fellow North Carolina indie author Carole Coates joins us this Writing Corner Wednesday to discuss her books, writing & living in the Appalachia mountains of North Carolina. Stop by our blog for her Writer of the Week article & check out her books on Amazon. Listeners & followers may also visit Carole on her blog to read more about her life Living on the Diagonal.
Adjustment Year with Author Melina Druga
Meet Melina Druga, our Writer of the Week. Melina has written non-fiction and fiction books, her latest work titled Adjustment Year is available now on Amazon. Other publications by Ms. Druga include her novel Angel of Mercy, the first novel in her WWI trilogy. It was followed by Those Left Behind and the book we speak with her tonight about, Adjustment Year in 2020 and this year. Per her website, these books are "the war front story, the home front story, and the homecoming story respectively. Two of the three stories follow Hettie, a nurse, while the third story follows her family." Visit our blog for Melina's article and follow her on social media.
We also discuss the pros and cons of Live Podcasts versus Pre-Recorded Podcasts, pay Tribute to 9/11, and of course, give #shamelesslyselfpromo shoutouts to indies of Twitter & Instagram.