Interview with Guy Morris, author of The Curse of Cortés, SWARM, and The Last Ark
In this interview, host Aaron Apollo Camp interviews thriller author Guy Morris. Guy has written three thrillers: The Curse of Cortés, SWARM, and The Last Ark. The latter two, SWARM and The Last Ark, are part of the SNO Chronicles thriller series. You can learn more about Guy and his books at https://www.guymorrisbooks.com/, and you can purchase Guy's books on Amazon at https://www.amazon.com/Guy-Morris/e/B08LCPW8T6/ref=dp_byline_cont_pop_ebooks_1.
November 25, 2022
Interview with Beth Dana, author of the Make Money Your Partner series
In this episode, host Aaron Apollo Camp interviews Beth Dana. Beth is the author of the Make Money Your Partner series of nonfiction books designed to encourage financial wellness. The series contains three books plus a quarterly financial goal tracker, planner, and journal. You can learn more about Beth and the Make Money Your Partner series at https://www.bethldana.com/.
November 25, 2022
Interview with Australian Author and Writing App Developer Kylie Mort
In this episode, host Aaron Apollo Camp interviews Kylie Mort. Kylie, who is from the Australian state of Victoria, is the author of the children's book Little People, Big Emotions and is one of many contributing authors to Empowered Women Empowering the World: Inspirational Stories from Women who are Creating Change Within their Community and Beyond. You can find Kylie's author website here and download her app for iOS or Android, How to Write with Kylie Mort, here.
November 23, 2022
Interview with Author Nicky Billou
In this episode, host Aaron Apollo Camp interviews author Nicky Billou. Nicky is known as a conservative political author, although this episode focuses mostly on two of his less political works: the nonfiction books Finish Line Thinking: How to Think Like a Champion and The Thought Leader's Journey, A Fable of Life. You can follow Nicky on Goodreads here.
November 21, 2022
Interview with Author Debra E. Blaine, MD
In this episode, host Aaron Apollo Camp interviews Dr. Debra E. Blaine, MD, the author of the dystopian book Beyond the Pillars of Salt, the political thriller Undue Influences, and the medical thriller Code Blue: The Other End of the Stethoscope. In addition to her work as an author, Dr. Blaine offers author coaching services. You can learn more about Dr. Blaine here, learn more about her coaching services here, and buy her books on Amazon here.
November 06, 2022
Interview with Returning East author Lauca
In this episode, host Aaron Apollo Camp interviews Lauca, the author of the historical fiction novel Returning East. In addition to Returning East, Lauca has written multiple microfiction stories. You can view Lauca's website here and buy Returning East here.
October 31, 2022
Interview with Listen, Sister! Finding Hope in the Freakshow of Life author Tess Scott
In this episode, host Aaron Apollo Camp interviews Tess Scott. Tess is the author of Listen, Sister! Finding Hope in the Freakshow of Life. You can learn more about Tess at https://tessscott.com/, and you can buy Tess's book on Amazon.
October 26, 2022
Interview with The Habits of Squirrels author Brian Livingston
In this episode, host Aaron Apollo Camp interviews Brian Livingston, an Appalachian Trail thru-hiker, former lawyer, and author of The Habits of Squirrels, a fiction book based on his experiences hiking the Appalachian Trail. You can learn more about Brian and The Habits of Squirrels at https://www.brianlivingstonbooks.com/.
October 01, 2022
Update regarding a motor vehicle crash my mother and I were involved in
In this episode, host Aaron Apollo Camp provides an update regarding a pickup truck crash that he and his mother were involved in on September 21, 2022. Fortunately, neither Aaron nor his mother were seriously injured in the crash, although the crash was caused by his mother passing out behind the wheel. You can learn more about the crash in a blog post that Aaron wrote here, and you can donate to Aaron's GoFundMe page to help with expenses that have been or will be incurred as a result of the crash here.
September 30, 2022
Interview with Author Juliet Rose
In this episode, host Aaron Apollo Camp interviews Juliet Rose. Juliet is the author of four books, Do Over, We Don’t Matter, Prick of the Needle, and Through the Surface, with a fifth book, Trigger Point, scheduled to be released September 20, 2022. Additionally, Juliet was one of many contributing authors to the horror anthology Summer Slasher Horror Anthology: Vol. 1. You can learn more about Juliet at her author website here, and you can find an Amazon listing of her books here.
September 19, 2022
Interview with Author Dennis Galloway
In this episode, host Aaron Apollo Camp interviews Dennis Galloway, the best-selling author of The Pen series of fantasy novels. In addition to The Pen series, Dennis has written the historical fiction book Rebel Justice, the children's book The Green King, and the nonfiction book Ask Questions to Get What You Want. An Amazon listing of Dennis's works can be found here, more information about The Pen series can be found here, and Dennis's biography can be found here.
September 15, 2022
Interview with J.V. Hilliard, author of The Warminster Series
In this episode, host Aaron Apollo Camp interviews J.V. Hilliard. J.V. is the author of The Warminster Series of fantasy books. J.V.'s website can be found at https://jvhilliard.com/. The first book in The Warminster Series, The Last Keeper, can be purchased on Amazon here; the second book in the series, Vorodin's Lair, can be purchased on Amazon here.
September 11, 2022
Interview with Barbara Mojica, author of the Little Miss History series
In this episode, host Aaron Apollo Camp interviews Barbara Mojica, the author of the Little Miss History series of children's nonfiction books. You can learn more about the Little Miss History series at https://www.littlemisshistory.com.
September 09, 2022
Why I Still Use a Twenty-Year-Old Hardcover Dictionary as an Author
In the fifth season premiere of The Heartland Author Podcast, host Aaron Apollo Camp explains why he still uses a 2002 edition copy of The New York Times Dictionary of Misunderstood, Misused, and Mispronounced Words as an author despite the prevalence of grammar and spelling checking features in modern computer word processing programs. This episode also includes a correction/update to a statement Aaron made during a episode in the previous season.
September 04, 2022
Interview with Sarah Humpherys, Author of Stone Cold
For the Season 4 finale of this podcast, host Aaron Apollo Camp interviews Sarah Humpherys. Sarah, a 2022 graduate of Lehi High School in Utah, signed a book publishing deal as a 16-year-old teenager and is the author of the young adult fantasy book Stone Cold. You can view Sarah's author website here, purchase Stone Cold here, and watch an interview of Sarah by Salt Lake City, Utah NBC affiliate KSL-TV here. --- The interview was recorded on May 25, 2022. During the episode, the host erroneously referred to the current season of the podcast as the fifth season and the upcoming season as the sixth season; in reality, the current season is the fourth season, and the upcoming season is the fifth season. Season 5 of The Heartland Author Podcast premieres in September 2022!
May 27, 2022
Interview with Raegan Pietrucha, writer, poet, and author of An Animal I Can't Name and Head of a Gorgon
In this episode, host Aaron Apollo Camp interviews Raegan Pietrucha, a poet, a professional writer, the author of the poetry chapbook An Animal I Can't Name, and the upcoming poetry collection Head of a Gorgon. The interview was recorded on Mother's Day, and references to Mother's Day during the interview reference the date the interview was recorded. You can view Raegan's website here, pre-order Head of a Gorgon from Vegetarian Alcoholic Press here, and find An Animal I Can't Name from Two Cups of Press here.
May 11, 2022
Interview with Teri M. Brown, author of Sunflowers Beneath the Snow
In this episode, host Aaron Apollo Camp interviews Teri M. Brown, the author of Sunflowers Beneath the Snow, a historical fiction novel set in Soviet-era Ukraine. You can visit Teri's author website here and purchase Sunflowers Beneath the Snow on Amazon here.
April 29, 2022
Interview with Author and Book Coach Kathy Otten
In this episode, host Aaron Apollo Camp interviews Kathy Otten, a book coach and an author of multiple short stories and novels. You can view Kathy's author and book coach website here.
April 27, 2022
Interview with Author and Blogger Jack Allweil
In this episode, host Aaron Apollo Camp interviews Jack Allweil, an author, blogger, and actuary. Jack is the author of Make Better Bets and 15 Weeks to Pass an Actuarial Exam; Make Better Bets is available on Kindle Unlimited. Jack is also the author of the blog Fired to Fire. You can view Jack's Amazon Author Central page here, and you can view Fired to Fire here.
April 24, 2022
Interview with Dave Cole, author of The Math Kids series and The Window
In this episode, host Aaron Apollo Camp interviews Dave Cole, the author of The Math Kids series of children's books and the young adult book The Window. You can view the website for The Math Kids series at https://themathkids.com/, and you can view Dave's Amazon Author Central page here. --- Due to a technical issue during the recording of the interview, the parts of the interview where the host was speaking were rerecorded after the interview took place.
April 06, 2022
Interview with Author and Blogger Cetvies
In this episode, host Aaron Apollo Camp interviews Cetvies, a human rights advocate who blogs at https://www.inthenameofhumanrights.com/ and is the author of three books available on Smashwords: Nix Deserts, Durga Deserts, and Freya Deserts.
April 04, 2022
Interview with Editor and Author Carol Saller
In this episode, host Aaron Apollo Camp interviews editor and author Carol Saller. Carol is a longtime contributing editor of Chicago Manual of Style and the author of three books: the historical fiction book Eddie's War and nonfiction books The Subversive Copy Editor and Moonlight Blogger. You can view Carol's author website here and her Amazon Author Central page here.
March 26, 2022
Interview with Mystery Author Kirsten Weiss
In this episode, host Aaron Apollo Camp interviews Kirsten Weiss, an author who has written dozens of mystery books in multiple series. You can view Kirsten's author website here and her Amazon Author Central page here.
March 23, 2022
Interview with Author and Blogger Maxwell Ivey
In this episode, host Aaron Apollo Camp interviews Maxwell Ivey, the author of the blog The Blind Blogger and the author of the books Leading You Out of the Darkness Into the Light: A Blind Man's Inspirational Guide to Success, The Blind Blogger’s NYC Adventures + How You Can Make YOUR Dreams Come True, The Blind Blogger’s First Speaking and Signing Adventures + How You Can Conquer Your Fears, and It’s Not the Cookie, It’s the Bag: An Easy-to-Follow Guide for Weight Loss Success. The Blind Blogger can be found at https://www.theblindblogger.net, and Maxwell's Amazon Author Central page can be found at https://www.amazon.com/Maxwell-Ivey/e/B00S1T1OY8%3Fref=dbs_a_mng_rwt_scns_share.
March 18, 2022
Interview with Mark A. Herschberg, Author of The Career Toolkit: Essential Skills for Success That No One Taught You
In this episode, host Aaron Apollo Camp interviews Mark A. Herschberg, the author of The Career Toolkit: Essential Skills for Success That No One Taught You. You can view The Career Toolkit's website here, buy the book on Amazon, follow Mark on Twitter, and follow The Career Toolkit's Twitter page. Additionally, The Career Toolkit app is available for Apple iPhones through the App Store and Android phones through Google Play.
March 09, 2022
Interview with Karin Freeland, author of The Ins and Outs of My Vagina: A Penetrating Memoir
In this episode, host Aaron Apollo Camp interviews Karin Freeland, a life coach and the author of the memoir The Ins and Outs of My Vagina: A Penetrating Memoir. You can buy Karin's book on Amazon and Barnes & Noble, you can view Karin's website here, and you can follow Karin on Facebook and Twitter.
March 04, 2022
Interview with Emily Hughes Johnson, author of Bird of Paradise
In this episode, host Aaron Apollo Camp interviews Emily Hughes Johnson, who finished writing the book Bird of Paradise after her mother, Marilyn Anne Hughes, passed away after a lengthy battle with cancer. Emily's author website can be found here, and you can follow her on Twitter, Instagram, and Goodreads. Bird of Paradise is available on Kindle Unlimited; the Amazon page for Bird of Paradise can be found here.
February 23, 2022
Interview with Sean Tyler Foley, author of The Power to Speak Naked
In this episode, host Aaron Apollo Camp interviews Sean Tyler Foley. Foley is the author of The Power to Speak Naked, a nonfiction book about public speaking. You can view Sean Tyler Foley's author website at https://www.seantylerfoley.com/, and you can buy The Power to Speak Naked on Amazon. Foley's Facebook page is at https://www.facebook.com/SeanTylerFoleyYYC, and his Twitter page is at https://twitter.com/DropTheMicYYC.
February 09, 2022
Interview with Author Andy Straka
In this episode, host Aaron Apollo Camp interviews author Andy Straka. Straka is the author of several books, including six books in the Frank Pavlicek series, as well as Split City: A Jesus Spares Mystery, The Blue Hallelujah, and Record of Wrongs. This interview focuses on Split City, which is a mystery with a tenpin bowling backdrop. Andy’s author website can be found at https://www.andystraka.com/. A listing of Andy’s books can be found at https://www.andystraka.com/books. --- Interviews on The Heartland Author Podcast are closed for 2021, but Aaron is accepting guests for interviews in 2022. If you would like to be interviewed for The Heartland Author Podcast in 2022, you can email Aaron at firstname.lastname@example.org.
December 17, 2021
Interview with Author Stephen Murray
In this episode, host Aaron Apollo Camp interviews Stephen Murray, an author from Las Vegas, Nevada who has written five self-published works of fiction: The Chapel of Eternal Love, Return to the Chapel of Eternal Love, Murder Aboard the Queen Elizabeth II, Discreetly Yours, and Discovering the Christmas Spirit. --- Stephen’s author website can be found at https://authorstephenmurray.com/. Links to Amazon pages for Stephen’s books: The Chapel of Eternal Love - https://www.amazon.com/Chapel-Eternal-Love-Wedding-Stories-ebook/dp/B00KJ3M574/ref=sr_1_7?keywords=stephen+murray&qid=1639555078&s=books&sr=1-7 Return to the Chapel of Eternal Love - https://www.amazon.com/Return-Chapel-Eternal-Stephen-Murray-ebook/dp/B01DH9UVMM/ref=sr_1_6?keywords=stephen+murray&qid=1639555078&s=books&sr=1-6 Murder Aboard the Queen Elizabeth II - https://www.amazon.com/Murder-Aboard-Queen-Elizabeth-II-ebook/dp/B0725Y7L5P/ref=sr_1_4?keywords=stephen+murray&qid=1639555078&s=books&sr=1-4 Discreetly Yours - https://www.amazon.com/DISCREETLY-YOURS-STEPHEN-MURRAY-ebook/dp/B08LSVSWRH/ref=sr_1_5?keywords=stephen+murray&qid=1639555078&s=books&sr=1-5 Discovering the Christmas Spirit - https://www.amazon.com/DISCOVERING-CHRISTMAS-SPIRIT-stephen-murray-ebook/dp/B09NLDZJXJ/ref=sr_1_2?keywords=stephen+murray&qid=1639555078&s=books&sr=1-2 --- If you would like to be interviewed for The Heartland Author Podcast, email Aaron at email@example.com.
December 15, 2021
Interview with AudioFile Magazine Founder and Editor Robin Whitten
In this episode, host Aaron Apollo Camp interviews AudioFile magazine founder and editor Robin Whitten. Robin founded AudioFile in 1992 and is one of the most foremost experts on audiobooks and the audiobook industry. AudioFile’s website can be found at https://www.audiofilemagazine.com/. AudioFile’s list of best audiobooks of 2021 can be found at https://www.audiofilemagazine.com/best-audiobooks-2021/. The Audio Publishers Association website can be found at https://www.audiopub.org/.
December 01, 2021
Interview with Brandie June, author of Gold Spun
In this episode, host Aaron Apollo Camp interviews Brandie June, the author of the young adult fantasy novel Gold Spun, a Rumpelstiltskin retelling. --- Brandie's author website can be found at https://www.brandiejune.com/. Gold Spun can be purchased on Amazon at https://www.amazon.com/Gold-Spun-Brandie-June-ebook/dp/B08WKBJM1N/ref=tmm_kin_swatch_0?_encoding=UTF8&qid=&sr=.
November 12, 2021
Interview with Allan J. "Alonzo" Wind, author of Andean Adventures
In this episode, host Aaron Apollo Camp interviews Allan J. "Alonzo" Wind. Alonzo is a retired USAID Senior Foreign Service Officer and the author of the memoir Andean Adventures. Andean Adventures is available on Kindle Unlimited at https://www.amazon.com/Andean-Adventures-Unexpected-Discovery-Countries-ebook/dp/B08GW1C85L/ref=tmm_kin_swatch_0?_encoding=UTF8&qid=&sr=. The Spanish-language translation of Andean Adventures, Aventuras Andinas, is also available on Kindle Unlimited at https://www.amazon.com/gp/product/B08KYMQQ1X/ref=dbs_a_def_rwt_bibl_vppi_i1. Alonzo's author website can be found at https://enableennoble.net/.
November 06, 2021
Interview with Author D. Neil Elliott
In this episode, host Aaron Apollo Camp interviews D. Neil Elliott, the author of A Higher Road: Cleanse Your Consciousness to Transcend the Ego and Ascend Spiritually. D. Neil Elliott's author website can be found at https://www.dneilelliott.com/.
October 29, 2021
My thoughts about the 2021 Premio Planeta de Novela Award and Men using Female Pen Names, plus a Major Announcement
In this podcast episode, host Aaron Apollo Camp talks about the controversy surrounding the 2021 Premio Planeta de Novela award, which was issued to La bestia (The Beast) by Carmen Mola, who is actually three male authors using a female pen name. Additionally, Aaron makes a major announcement about interviews returning to The Heartland Author Podcast in future episodes.
October 25, 2021
Supply Chain Issues Could Affect Book Printing Industry
In this episode, host Aaron Apollo Camp discusses how global supply chain issues could negatively affect the book printing industry as the 2021 holiday season approaches. Royalty-free music obtained from https://www.zapsplat.com/.
September 22, 2021
New Writing Project Announcement - Fourteen Points
In this joint YouTube video and podcast episode production, host Aaron Apollo Camp previews his upcoming book, a political nonfiction book which will be titled Fourteen Points. Fourteen Points will define fascism by fourteen characteristics and serve as a criticism of fascist political ideology. The YouTube video version of this episode can be found here.
August 24, 2021
Channel Update, Podcast Update, and New Author Website
In this joint YouTube video and podcast episode production, host Aaron Apollo Camp provides an update regarding his health, the status of this podcast and his YouTube channel, his new author website, and an upcoming writing project! The YouTube video version of this episode can be viewed here.
June 26, 2021
Update on the Past Two Months for Me; My Thoughts on Cancel Culture
In this episode, host Aaron Apollo Camp provides an update on what he has been doing since the previous episode, including announcing that he has been vaccinated against COVID-19, and provides his opinion about so-called "cancel culture" and the decision by Dr. Seuss Enterprises to cease publication of six of Dr. Seuss's books.
April 30, 2021
My Thoughts About Ghostwriting
In this episode, host Aaron Apollo Camp outlines his opinion on the usage of ghostwriters and whether or not he will use ghostwriters for yet-to-be-published works that he is currently writing.
March 02, 2021
Draft2Digital to Cease Distribution to 24Symbols
In the third season premiere of The Heartland Author Podcast, host Aaron Apollo Camp discusses the decision by self-publishing book distributor Draft2Digital to cease distribution to the ebook retailer 24Symbols.
January 25, 2021
Review of 2020, Goals for 2021, and My New Laptop
In this episode, host Aaron Apollo Camp provides an end-of-year progress update on his writing works in progress, sets goals for the upcoming new calendar year, and reviews his new Lenovo IdeaPad Flex 5 laptop.
December 31, 2020
My Thoughts on the Penguin Random House-Simon & Schuster Merger
In this episode, host Aaron Apollo Camp gives his thoughts on the pending merger of two of the Big Five traditional book publishers, Penguin Random House and Simon & Schuster, and the effects the merger would have on traditional book publishing if the merger were to be approved by regulators.
December 16, 2020
Advice for Creating Constructed Languages for Fiction Authors
In the second season premiere of The Heartland Author Podcast, host Aaron Apollo Camp provides advice for fiction authors who are or are considering creating constructed languages, or conlangs, for their works and describes the difference between an a priori conlang and an a posteriori conlang.
December 04, 2020
First Anniversary of Lady in the Fast Lane; About My Writing Slump
In this short episode, I talk about the first anniversary of self-publishing Lady in the Fast Lane and the writing slump I've been in since self-publishing Lady in the Fast Lane. You can purchase Lady in the Fast Lane from one of the retailers listed in the Books2Read page at https://books2read.com/u/b558NA.
October 07, 2020
Why I included a NASCAR-related video in my Best of #AuthorTube playlist
In the Best of #AuthorTube playlist on my YouTube channel, one of the videos I recently included is not like the others. I explain why a NASCAR-related video is featured in my Best of #AuthorTube playlist on YouTube in this podcast episode, and I also explain why alignment charts can help fiction authors with character development. You can find my YouTube channel at https://www.youtube.com/channel/UC3e7dPQYgsIn40UXygYsV8Q. You can find my Best of #AuthorTube playlist at https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=fWJiGOZixjE&list=PL52_x1mIJFaDNJ540ufGT3yjY1PhDGGSr.
October 02, 2020
My thoughts about Afterglow by November Rhodes and why I don't write erotica
In this episode, I give my thoughts about the erotica poetry and art collection Afterglow by November Rhodes, which is available in ebook format on Amazon. While I have a strongly favorable opinion of Afterglow, I explain in this episode why I'm not going to write erotica works of my own, and why I prefer to write works in other genres, complete with a JFK reference!
September 28, 2020
Interview with Marc Cavella; Preview of YouTube Video about the Fifteen-Beat Plot Structure
This episode is a two-segment episode. In the first segment, host Aaron Apollo Camp interviews indie author Marc Cavella. Cavella is the author of Tabernacle and The Ballad of Ricky Risotto. In the second segment, Aaron provides a preview of his upcoming YouTube Video about the fifteen-beat plot structure for fiction books.
September 07, 2020
Welcome to The Heartland Author Podcast!
In this episode, host Aaron Apollo Camp introduces The Heartland Author Podcast, a podcast about books, writing, and the writing craft. This pilot episode serves to introduce the host and the podcast to listeners.
August 19, 2020