I started the Author Stories Podcast in the fall of 2014 because I wanted to listen to authors tell their stories. Not just about the stories they’d written, but the stories of what made them who they are. I wanted to know what made creative people tick, and I am fascinated by the journey that people take to get to where they are.
I looked for a podcast that fit the bill and couldn’t find one, so I started the show that I wanted to listen to. The show I saw in my head would be something akin to Inside The Actors Studio, but for authors. I wanted to go deep and ask the kinds of questions that an author rarely gets asked. What I’ve found in nearly 1200 interviews is that the authors’ lives are more fascinating than the stories they tell. If you are a writer, I hope the collective wisdom from the centuries of combined writing experience is of help to you. If you’re a reader that wants to know more about your favorite storyteller, I hope you find new reasons to love them and their work even more.
I focus on authors from all backgrounds and genres, indie or trad-pub, but the main focus of the show is commercial, genre fiction. I love to listen to authors talk, and I believe that I have become a better writer by spending time learning about the craft from some of the best writers in the world.