Author Interview

Project Publication: Who is Harrison Sawyer

9781941103449-perfectpreview-1crop   Thanks to for the intro and outro music. ASK THE AUTHOR: What are five flaws that will keep an agent or editor from considering your manuscript? Jacqueline Patterson AARON: I think, if you asked five different authors or editors or publishers this question, each would have a…

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Wildcard: Non-Fiction Writing for Fiction Writers

writer-1421099_960_720 Thanks to for the intro and outro music. Ask the Author: Bruce Brady via Do you feel 3 or 4 POVs in a middle grade novel are too many? Aaron: Great question, Bruce, especially since we just finished talking about POV last week. I don’t think that…

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Handling Tough Subjects


Welcome back, loyal listeners! We’re joined this week by author Kimberly Rae, author of several novels on human trafficking. Together, we discuss how to tackle difficult subjects in our fiction. As always, please subscribe to our YouTube channel, like us on Facebook, etc.     NEWS: First Line…

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World Blog Tour


Some time ago, my publisher suggested doing a “World Blog Tour.” The idea is simple: post my answer to some common questions, then introduce you to a few writers I think you might enjoy. Sounds like fun, so here you go: What am I working on now? I’m working my way…

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Author Spotlight: James Brown

james brown

It’s been some time since I’ve done an author spotlight, but after meeting up with an old professor of mine, I decided to regale you with another installment of my Author Spotlight feature. James Brown is the author of the memoirs This River and The Los Angeles Diaries and co-editor with Diana…

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Author Spotlight: Lindsey Bell

Been quite some time since I’ve brought you all an Author Spotlight. I wanted to share Lindsey Bell with you and her book Searching for Sanity: 52 Insights from the Parents of the Bible. In addition to being a writer, she’s also a stay-at-home mother of two, a minister’s wife,…

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Author Spotlight: Barbara Kois


[box] It’s been quite some time since I’ve brought you an Author Spotlight, but I wanted to make sure my readers get an opportunity to hear from Barbara Kois. She is a writer, an editor, an author coach, a corporate communication consultant, and a speechwriter. A true wordsmith with a…

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Dave Fessenden: Author and Agent

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[box][/box] Welcome back, all! We’ve got a special treat for you this week. Dave Fessenden, author and agent, joins us to talk about his book The Case of the Exploding Speakeasy and his job as a literary agent. As an author, editor, and agent, his insights into the writing industry…

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Aaron Talks About The Bargain

The Bargain

[box][/box] Hey Firsts in Fiction listeners! On this week’s cast, I talk about my new book, The Bargain. Steve asks some good questions. No show notes this week, since we’re not really talking much about the craft of fiction. Hope you enjoy the interview. You can find the book here….

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