Episode 165 | Writer’s Workshop 13 Rob McClellan On Building Author Platforms

Episode 165 | Writer’s Workshop 13 Rob McClellan On Building Author Platforms


Founder of ThirdScribe.com Rob McClellan joins me today to talk about book marketing and the importance of building an author platform.

Each Tuesday and Friday Author Hank Garner brings you the story behind the stories and the story tellers. Be sure to check out the archives for more than 2 years worth of the best author interviews available anywhere. If you haven’t already, take a moment to subscribe to the show in iTunes here, and when you do, please leave a comment.

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About Rob:

Husband to the world’s most beautiful woman, father to three crazy kids, Navy Seabee Diver, writer, web designer, problem solver. I’ve been keeping pretty busy, and I’m just getting started.


After growing up on a steady diet of science heroes like Doc Savage, Flash Gordon, Buck Rogers and Jettero Heller, with a generous dash of Batman, Green Lantern and the Warlord well… a regular 9-5 desk job wasn’t going to cut it. I joined the Navy in 1994 and lead a life of great adventure, travelling to Alaska, Japan, Australia, Spain Chile, Singapore, Korea, Bahrain, Kuwait and Iraq and many other places. I’ve faced hurricanes, shipwrecks, and war. I like getting out there and I love a good challenge.


I excelled in Math and Science in school, and that culminated in a Bachelors degree in Civil Engineering from NC State, a Masters in Coastal Engineering from UF and a Professional Engineer Registration from VA. In addition to this technical background, my time in the Navy taught me that problem solving involves a lot more than just number crunching. When it comes to dealing with unique problems, you need unique solutions and that involves a great deal of creative, outside the box thinking. I walk that path between the conventional and the outlandish in all of my endeavors, and the combination has proven to be pretty darn effective.


There’s one thing in this world that I hold above all others. One thing that inspires me more than anything else. My family. You guys rock!

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I’m Hank and I’m a writer. I write stories about life, but with a supernatural twist. I love the art of writing so much that I started a podcast called Author Stories.

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