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The Self Publishing Spotlight

The Self Publishing Spotlight shines a light on authors at all stages of their indie journey. We ask them the same five questions on writing and publishing - five questions that will help you level up your own author career. Short and sweet, these Spotlights are the perfect way to snap up self-publishing stories on the go.

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Self Publishing Spotlight 048: Sarah Weldon

Our guest this week is Sarah Weldon, a cosy mystery author with fifteen books.

20mins

20 May 2020

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Self Publishing Spotlight 046: Michelle Medhat

This week Tom asks the 5 questions to Michelle Medhat, who has written 5 books in the political espionage/Sci-Fi genres.

21mins

6 May 2020

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Self Publishing Spotlight 027: James P Sumner

In episode #27 of the Self Publishing Spotlight, Tom interviews thriller author, James P Sumner.

15mins

18 Dec 2019

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Self Publishing Spotlight 024: Julie Stock

One author, five questions. This week it’s the turn of contemporary romance author, Julie Stock.

21mins

27 Nov 2019

Rank #4

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Self Publishing Spotlight 007: Mark Dawson

Welcome to the Self Publishing Spotlight, where each week we ask authors the same five questions about their process, their mistakes, and their successes. This week’s author grilling involves indie bestseller and SPF co-founder, Mark Dawson.

21mins

31 Jul 2019

Rank #5

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Self Publishing Spotlight 003: Cecelia Mecca

This week Tom chats to historical romance author, Cecelia Mecca.

14mins

9 Jul 2019

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Self Publishing Spotlight 021: Rachel McCollin

This week it's the turn of thriller and non-fiction writer, Rachel McCollin.

19mins

6 Nov 2019

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Self Publishing Spotlight 004: Steven Moore

In episode #4 of the Self Publishing Spotlight, Tom interviews action adventure author Steven Moore.

12mins

10 Jul 2019

Rank #8

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Self Publishing Spotlight 006: Kym Thurlow

Welcome to the Self Publishing Spotlight, where each week we ask authors the same five questions about their process, their mistakes, and their successes. In this week's episode, Tom interviews Kym Thurlow -- author of YA fantasy and cosy mysteries.

10mins

24 Jul 2019

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Self Publishing Spotlight 025: Justin Bell

In episode #25 of Self Publishing Spotlight, Tom interviews post apocalyptic and sci fi author, Justin Bell.

14mins

4 Dec 2019

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Self Publishing Spotlight 028: Kevin Potter

This week's guest is Kevin Potter – author of 7 fantasy books.

10mins

1 Jan 2020

Rank #11

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Self Publishing Spotlight 032: Andrew Einspruch

Every week our Spotlight mini-podcast focuses on a different indie author, and every week we ask them the same five questions about their writing process. This week we talk to Andrew Einspruch – author of around 120 educational and YA books.

18mins

29 Jan 2020

Rank #12

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Self Publishing Spotlight 035: David Nees

One author, five questions. This week it’s the turn of post-apocalyptic and thriller author, David Nees.

16mins

20 Feb 2020

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Self Publishing Spotlight 005: Daniel Parsons

Welcome to the Self Publishing Spotlight, where each week we ask authors the same five questions about their process, their mistakes, and their successes. In this week's episode, Tom interviews Daniel Parsons -- writer of fantasy and zombie comedy novels (zom-coms).

17mins

17 Jul 2019

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Self Publishing Spotlight 022: Shani Struthers

This week Tom talks to Shani Struthers – author of paranormal and supernatural thrillers.

13mins

13 Nov 2019

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Self Publishing Spotlight 020: Boo Walker

This week Tom talks to Boo Walker – author of thriller and up-lit novels.

18mins

30 Oct 2019

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Self Publishing Spotlight 019: Stephen Marriott

One author, five questions. This week it’s the turn of literary fiction author, Stephen Marriott

24mins

23 Oct 2019

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Self Publishing Spotlight 036: Gary Collins

In episode #36 of Self Publishing Spotlight, Tom interviews Gary Collins, author of 7 non fiction books.

13mins

26 Feb 2020

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Self Publishing Spotlight 045: Jim Cliff

Jim Cliff is under the spotlight this week - Author of a number of detective fiction and non-fiction books

9mins

29 Apr 2020

Rank #19

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Self Publishing Spotlight 023: MJ McGriff

Welcome to the Self Publishing Spotlight, where each week we ask authors the same five questions about their process, their mistakes, and their successes. Under the spotlight this week is science fiction author, MJ McGriff.

11mins

20 Nov 2019

Rank #20