Hosted by the creator of Black Rose Writing, Reagan Rothe, the Heard it Through the Rosevine Podcast features new book releases, successful marketing strategies for authors, guest interviews, and other book industry news. And who knows what else?
Len Boswell is the author of ten books, including the award-winning and growing Simon Grave mysteries. He lives in the mountains of West Virginia with his wife, Ruth, and two rescued dogs, Shadow and Cinder. Len spent many years on the other side of the book publishing equation, as a proofreader, editorial assistant, editor, book designer, marketing director, book club director, and vice president and publisher, for both profit and non-profit publishers. When he retired five years ago, Len began to pursue his true passion… writing.
Kimberly Tilley is a historical true crime writer who unearths true stories of forgotten crimes from the early twentieth century. She is the author of The Poisoned Glass (2019) and Cold Heart (2020).
Kimberly is an insightful career coach; she is the co-founder of Pivot Discovery Career Services and the co-host of the PIVOT podcast. Kimberly loves inspiring people to discover their strengths and realize their full potential. She is known for her inspirational, engaging approach.
Kimberly lives in the San Francisco Bay Area. You can read more of Kimberly's writing and her historical adventures on her website OldSpirituals.com.
R.D. from Book Rank got his start in the publishing industry in 2011, but he's always loved reading books and writing. He's a multiple-time USA Today and New York Times bestselling author (under several romance pen names), co-admin of the romance author forum Dirty Discourse, owner and CEO of the promotional site Hot Stuff Romance and the advertising expert behind Book Rank, his acclaimed done-for-you book promotion scheduling service.
Kristin A. Sherry is a bestselling and award-winning author, globally recognized career expert, and creator of the YouMap® profile which won a 2020 Career Innovator Award from Career Directors International.
She is a speaker, trainer, and author of international bestseller, YouMap, and a 2020 Pencraft award-winner in business books for Your Team Loves Mondays...Right? She is the managing partner of YouMap LLC, which certifies coaches, career services and HR professionals as YouMap® coaches.
Kristin has been a guest on Wharton Business Radio, a DisruptHR speaker and a contributor for Entrepreneur Magazine.
Her children's book You've Got Gifts! released November 10, 2020 and self-development book, Maximize 365, releases February 2021.
Nicholas Erik is the sci-fi and fantasy author of over 20 books. For fellow indie authors, he writes comprehensive marketing guides and has a newsletter on how to sell more books, build your fanbase, and be more productive.
Joe Siple is the author of The Five Wishes of Mr. Murray McBride, a #1 Bestseller in several countries and winner of multiple awards, including being named "2018 Book of the Year" by the Maxy Awards. The sequel, called The Final Wish of Mr. Murray McBride, releases on January 21st. Siple lives in Colorado with his wife and two daughters.
Dan Lawton is an award-winning literary suspense, mystery, and thriller author from New Hampshire. He is an active member of the International Thriller Writers (ITW) Organization and the New Hampshire Writers' Project. By day, he's a copy editor and copywriter for an ad agency.
Made entirely of rum and snacks—International Bestselling Author, Tracy A. Ball is a native Baltimorean and veteran West Virginian, whose family is a mashup of cultures. She writes real and raw interracial romance with an intensity that burns because she has been busting stereotypes while teaching interracial/generational healing for more than a quarter of a century. Tracy engages with folks from every twist of fate and all manner of experience. She has hung out with murderers and dined with people who have dined with the Pope, which is why she needs the rum…and a nap.
Chris Banks is the founder of ProWritingAid, which serves as a personal writing coach app. Chris loves using technology to help people learn and improve. He started ProWritingAid to help with his own writing, but he soon saw how useful it was for everyone else. Now, he wants to help more people build the confidence to share their stories.
Creator of Black Rose Writing, Reagan Rothe, and Social Media Jedi, Christopher Miller, answer questions from Black Rose Writing authors on a personal level, on the state of the industry, and publishing tips.
Loyd Cryer is the founder of Texas Frightmare Weekend, which is now in its 15th year. True to its motto, “The Southwest’s Premier Horror Convention,” their goal is to provide fans with an unrivaled experience by celebrating all aspects of genre films. Texas Frightmare Weekend hosts celebrity appearances, autograph signings, screenings, exclusive parties, and horror memorabilia vendors from all over the country. The event has hosted genre legends such as Brad Dourif, Danny Trejo, George A. Romero, Clive Barker, Malcolm McDowell, Robert Englund, John Carpenter, Tobe Hooper, Cary Elwes and hundreds more.
Mark A. Hewitt is a retired aviation executive, college professor, and military pilot. Mark’s ideas for his books spring from life experiences, his extensive international travel, and an admiration for the unique “quiet” spyplanes from the Vietnam War. He is the author of the Duncan Hunter Thriller series, which have all been approved by the CIA Publication Review Board.
Award-winning author Bill Percy writes vivid, engaging tales of people confronting painful and challenging mysteries. His novels in the Monastery Valley series have been Finalists or Distinguished Favorites in multiple book award competitions. The Monastery Valley series tells the stories of life, love, mysteries, and crimes in a small-town community in fictional Monastery Valley, Montana. Bill lives with his wife, Michele, in Hope, Idaho.
Dave Chesson is the creator of Kindlepreneur.com and Publisher Rocket. He is an expert on helping authors optimize their keywords and discover the right keywords for both their book’s metadata and also for Amazon advertising. Having worked with such authors as Orson Scott Card, Kevin J. Anderson, Ted Dekker and more, his tactics help both Fiction and Nonfiction authors of all levels get their books discovered by the right readers.
Michael Beverly is the founder of AMS AdWerks. Michael wanted a change from construction and decided to become a novelist, spending several years studying and working on the craft of writing. Later, he was challenged by bestselling author Russell Blake to use Amazon Ads to give his books a jumpstart. This led to the birth of AMS AdWerks for authors, which was started in Guadalajara, Mexico.
From AWP 2020, Episode #5 features Val Conrad. "Being squeamish is not a good characteristic for anyone outside of emergency services. It's not helpful for thriller writers, either," says Val Conrad. She loves being able to blend the reality of the places she has lived with actual history, adding the complexities of medicine, and setting a story against a background and bone-chilling crime and the challenge of solving it.
From paramedic to nurse to teacher, Val most recently took time away from writing to finish her third degree and become a family nurse practitioner. She lives in the Texas Panhandle with her husband Bill, serving her hometown and making time to write.
Marika Flatt & her husband, Doug, launched PR by the Book in 2002, capitalizing on their love of media & books. Marika is a “connector” by nature, is a past-president of Women Communicators of Austin, serves as an Expert for Independent Book Publishers Association (IBPA), is listed on Twitter’s Women in Publishing (#womeninpublishing) and has served on the selection committee for the Texas Book Festival. Marika also serves on the advisory board for the San Diego Writers Festival. And she is the proud parent of three kids (none of which love reading as much as she does).
Joe Barrett has spent the past twenty-five years as a chief executive of entrepreneurial organizations ranging from private, venture-funded companies to large publicly-listed multinational corporations. He has been a frequent speaker at National Retail Federation conferences and has sat on the boards of several for-profit and non-profit companies. His first novel, Managed Care, won the Maxy Awards 2019 “Book of the Year” as well as the PenCraft 2019 “Best Fiction Book of the Year” in addition to being a #1 Amazon bestseller in domestic and international markets. His short fiction has been published in Iconoclast, The Storyteller and The Palo Alto Review. His third novel, Unplugged, releases May 7, 2020. He lives with his wife and two children in South Tampa, Florida.
Kristin Sherry is a career consultant, international speaker, trainer and author of Amazon bestseller, YouMap. She is the managing partner of YouMap LLC, which certifies aspiring coaches, recruiters, career services and HR professionals as YouMap® coaches and workshop facilitators. Kristin has been a featured career expert on Wharton Business Radio and has been invited to speak at DisruptHR and numerous conferences, events and radio interviews. She has contributed to Entrepreneur Magazine and Inc.com and her fourth book, Your Team Loves Mondays (...Right?), helps managers become more effective and releases February 20, 2020.
Joe Siple is the award-winning and bestselling author of The Five Wishes of Mr. Murray McBride. He has also written, The Town With no Roads, and has a middle grade novel releasing at the end of this month, titled The Last Dogs. He resides in Colorado with his wife and two daughters.