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Jeny's Tattle Tales

Jeny's Tattle Tales

By Jeny Heckman
Jeny's Tattle Tales is a podcast by the award-winning paranormal fantasy romance author and novelist, Jeny Heckman. Jeny has conversations with various people including Andrea, her marketing manager, about the novels she has published, what she is working on, and her life as an author. Jeny will also spotlight other authors and books for you to read, and bring in guests who can tell us about their life and work.
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Ariana Rose, Contemporary Romance Author

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Christopher German
For a long time, the idea of writing and movie making would have been impossible for Christopher to even dream, because of his ADHD. Now that he is receiving proper instruction on how to live with ADHD however, he just published his first novel, "Whither We Tend", and he is now working on the second in the series called, "Governments of Men." Listen to my interview with Christopher German about his book and boating life, then head over to my website to learn more at https://jenyheckman.com/christopher-german
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May 5, 2021
Joanna Walden, Consciousness Visionary, Transformation Coach, Speaker and Author
Joanna Walden is a Consciousness Visionary, Transformation Coach, Speaker, and Author of The Inside Hustle: A Mystical Misfit's Travel Adventure Into The Unknown. Joanna spent twenty years working in a high-flying advertising career in New York, London & Melbourne while secretly exploring her passion for the unseen world of energy, spirit, and consciousness. Inspired by a series of mystical experiences in her teenage years Joanna explored everything from Transcendental Meditation to quantum physics on a global quest to find her purpose and ultimately her true self, through a process of self-realization. Currently residing in her hometown of Auckland, New Zealand, Joanna quit her old corporate life to start a transformational consulting business, and begin sharing her knowledge and voice with the world. Read more at https://jenyheckman.com/joanna-walden
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April 14, 2021
Writing as a Business: What To Do If You Want to Make Money Writing Books
Maybe you started writing because you wanted to see if you can write a book...  Maybe you are writing because you just love writing and writing is your happy place....  But, now that you know you can write you want to also make money from your books but it's just not working..... Are you doing any of these? Writing as a Business: What To Do If You Want to Make Money Writing Books
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April 8, 2021
Ariana Rose, Contemporary Romance Author
Author and hopeless romantic, Ariana Rose, dabbles in all forms of contemporary romance. All her novels do have one thing in common. Her heroes and heroines are as passionate about life and love as they care about each other.  A mother of two, she hails from the Midwest. Born and raised in the Minneapolis area, she's always been a storyteller and known to have a flair for the dramatic. Her daughter is just across the border attending college and is a go-to for all things web design. Her son is a busy middle schooler who loves all things penguins, science, gaming, cars, and the weather. He's been known to hang in many Storm Chaser marathons with Mom. Ariana's fur baby (a beagle/lab) can be found curled next to her while she writes unless chasing squirrels and finding puppy friends becomes a more pressing issue.  When Ariana is not writing, she can be found at the rink in a figure skating lesson, binge-watching her favorite shows, watching an 80s movie she's seen hundreds of times, exploring history, or traveling to any of her current or new favorite places.  She first published in August of 2018. Her Stone Trilogy was the leaping point. Her next novel, Twisted, in K. Bromberg's Driven World, will follow with its sequel Entwined in the summer of 2021. You can find her first sports romance, Bitter Edge, in the Cocky Hero World.  Read more about Ariana on Jeny's TattleTales at https://jenyheckman.com/tattletales/
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March 31, 2021
Andrew John Rainnie - Epic Fantasy Author
Andrew John Rainnie is a Scottish novelist, screenwriter, and filmmaker. His short films have screened all over the world, and his first non-fiction book, My Right Leg Is Tastier Than My Left, charted his around the world adventures in 2011. His debut fantasy novel, Spirits of Vengeance: The Stone of Spirits, was released in 2014. The sequel, Spirits of Vengeance: The Assassin of Araneque, was published in 2020. When he is not busy writing, he likes to play video games. He currently lives in Glasgow with his wife Lisa. They have two cats, Brando and Niro, and a rescue dog named Amber. Read more about Andrew at https://jenyheckman.com/andrew-john-raininie.
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March 24, 2021
Marilynn Barr, Paranormal Romance Author
PARANORMAL ROMANCE AUTHOR SPOTLIGHT ON: Marilynn Barr  Marilyn Barr currently resides in the wilds of Kentucky with her husband, son, and rescue cats. She has a diverse background containing experiences as a child prodigy turned medical school reject, published microbiologist, special education/inclusion science teacher, homeschool mother of a savant, certified spiritual & energy healer, and advocate for the autistic community. This puts her in the position to bring tales containing heroes who are regular people with different ability levels and body types, in a light where they are powerful, lovable, and appreciated.  When engaging with the real world, she is collecting characters, empty coffee cups, and unused homeschool curricula. She is a sucker (haha) for cheesy horror movies, Italian food, punk music, black cats, bad puns, and all things witchy.  Read more at https://jenyheckman.com/tattletales/authorspotlight/marilynn-barr
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March 13, 2021
Rebecca Queen, YA Fantasy Debut Author
Welcome to a new episode of Jeny's TattleTales. This week the spotlight belongs to Rebecca Queen, a YA Fantasy Author, who is just about ready to launch her debut book, Elysian.  Rebecca joins us all the way from Peru for an author interview. Here is a quick bio for Rebecca:  Rebecca Queen was born in Lima, Peru. When she was still young, her family relocated to California where she lived in the city of Rancho Cucamonga. One day when she was around 11 years old, she stumbled upon a 4Kids TV forum where she met a group of girls who were into the same cartoon that she was. Together, they started writing stories through roleplaying games. That's how Rebecca discovered her love of stories and how she first became an avid reader. Reading wasn't enough though, because Rebecca realized that there were stories shaping in her head that no one would be able to get down on paper but her. Thus, she started writing. She has a degree in International relations and likes to spend time with her horses and dogs during her free time. She also has a youtube channel where she talks about anything from books, movies, and tv shows, to life in Peru (yes, she currently lives in Peru!)  Read more about Rebecca and her book on Jeny's Tattle Tales on my website at https://jenyheckman.com/spotlight/reb...​ Listen on the Jeny's Tattle Tale Podcast: https://anchor.fm/jeny-heckman​ Order Rebecca's book at: https://amzn.to/3qyrkpj
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March 11, 2021
Supernatural and Horror Mysteries with Author Robert Herold
Do you like supernatural and horror mysteries? If you do, then join me for an interview with author Robert Herold.  The supernatural has always had the allure of forbidden fruit, ever since Robert's mother refused to allow him, as a boy, to watch creature features on late-night TV. She caved-in. (Well, not literally!)  As a child, fresh snow provided him the opportunity to walk out onto his neighbor’s lawns halfway and make paw prints with his fingers as far as he could stretch. Robert would retrace the paw and boot prints, then fetch the neighbor kids and point out that someone turned into a werewolf on their front lawn! (They were skeptical.)  Robert has pursued many interests over the years, but the supernatural always called to him. You could say that he was haunted.  Finally, following the siren’s call, he wrote The Eidola Project, based on a germ of an idea he had as a teenager.  Robert joined me on my Jeny's TattleTale Podcast to talk about his latest book and the supernatural.... He hopes his books give you the creeps, and he means that in the best way possible!  Read more Robert including additional questions not in this video on my website at https://jenyheckman.com/spotlight/robert-herold.​ Featured book: Moonlight Becomes You. Purchase the book here: https://amzn.to/387ZQ3r​
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March 3, 2021
The Warrior's Progeny: Making the Audiobook
If you love audiobooks and you love fantasy books, you don't want to miss this new release from Jeny Heckman for her Warrior's Progeny Book #2 from the Heaven & Earth Series. Celtic Butterfly Publishing is interviewing Jeny Heckman about her book and turning it into an audiobook. In this interview, you will learn about when Jeny Heckman decided to turn her book into an audiobook, why did she start with her second book in the series instead of her first book, and how to get a free companion for her Heaven & Earth Series. For a sample of Jeny's audiobook go here: https://jenyheckman.com/blog/the-warriors-progeny-the-audiobook/ The Heaven & Earth Series Book # 1 The Sea Archer eBook: https://amzn.to/3dRBBKJ Paperback: https://amzn.to/3kEbSXp Book #2 The Warrior's Progeny eBook: https://amzn.to/3pYO15H Paperback: https://amzn.to/3kyJiXC Audiobook: https://amzn.to/2ZYCdpF
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March 1, 2021
Author Helen C Johannes on Author Spotlight
Helen C. Johannes writes award-winning fantasy romance inspired by the fairy tales she grew up reading and the amazing historical places she’s visited in England, Ireland, Scotland, and Germany. She writes tales of adventure and romance in fully realized worlds sprung from pure imagination and a lifelong interest in history, culture, and literature. Warriors on horseback, women who refuse to sit idly at home, and passion that cannot be denied or outrun—that’s what readers will find in her books. Listen to Jeny's interview with Helen for Jeny's Tattle Tales
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February 24, 2021
Darcy Carson on Author Spotlight on Jeny's Tattle Tales
Award-winning author, Darcy Carson, is Jeny Heckman's guest on Jeny's Tattle Tale and the author on spotlight on Jeny's website, jenyheckman.com. Darcy is an award-winning author, who was a born reader. Having a mother who worked in a library helped. She didn’t know that there were fines attached to books she kept reading over and over for decades.  Her first book was published in 2000, a romantic comedy, THE TROUBLE WITH MOTHER, with Hardshell Word Factory, which she won The Emerald City Keeper award. She penned five novellas with Amazon’s Kindle Worlds in the Doublesight, the first one winning Rivers of Ink first place. She has been nominated for numerous RWA chapter writing contests, winning and placing in several. She went on to self-publish a paranormal romance, MAGIC IN THE AIR, set in Seattle about the magic police.  She is currently writing for The Wild Rose Press. Her first book, HE WALKS IN DREAMS, is a fantasy romance and the first in the Dragons Return series. The second book in the series, WOMAN IN THE WOODS, will be out shortly. Dragons come naturally to Darcy as she had a childhood friend named Pepper-Piper, who was a dragon. She also has an Irish historical romance coming out with The Wild Rose Press entitled, TO STEAL AN IRISH HEART.  Prior to publishing, Darcy worked for a major airline manufacturer as an executive secretary. But don’t ask to identity an airplane. They all look the same to her.  Darcy’s hobbies include jewelry making. Stringing beads is very relaxing, zen-like. No thought required. She loves reading, traveling, shopping, and going to the casino to give her money away.   The book we are spotlighting for Darcy this week is She Wakes the Night. Buy the book here.​ Read more about Darcy and a character interview from her book She Wakes the Night on Jeny's Website
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February 17, 2021
Anna M. Taylor - Author Spotlight
Anna M. Taylor is the women's fiction and gothic romance penname of Anna Taylor Sweringen, a retired United Church of Christ and Presbyterian Church USA minister. A native New Yorker, she now enjoys the heat of the Southwest. She has been writing seriously since joining Romance Writers of America in 2003 and also writes inspirational romance as Anna Taylor and erotic romance as Michal Scott. She is also a guest on Jeny's Tattle Tales and one of the authors we spotlight on my website at JenyHeckman.com.  Read about the entire spotlight including an interview with one of Anna's characters from A Little In Love With Death, book #2 from the Haunted Harlem Series here.  Buy Anna's book from Amazon: https://amzn.to/2Zi1c6U
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February 14, 2021
The Characters of Releasing the Catch
Ever watch The Deadliest Catch?  Ever wonder what it would be like if a woman crewed an Alaskan crab fishing boat, one of the most dangerous jobs on earth?  Did you know women on such boats are thought to be bad luck charms?   Get ready to be swept into a heart-pounding realistic adventure.   Releasing the Catch by Jeny Heckman is a women’s fiction, action-adventure Romance that has just been announced as the finalist in Finalist in the 2021 Feathered Quill Book Awards Program for the Women’s Fiction category.   This is Faith Pearson’s story and what a grand story it is but while she is the heart of the story, there are also an astonishing array of true and fully drawn characters. Get ready to be introduced to a way of life that is dangerous, exciting, and backbreaking work.    Releasing the Catch starts in the early 1970s when Mack Carter, a poor, wayward teenager who is lonely and alone in Washington State uses his natural brawn, willingness to work, and sense of adventure when he hitches up to Alaska and meets Nels Pearson. Mack talks his way into a job as a greenhorn member of Nels' crab fishing crew.  From there the adventure begins and all I can say is block out the time it will take you to devour this book in one sitting because you will not put it down.    Jeny Heckman has a laudable eye for descriptive detail about everything in the hardscrabble crab fishing world and her ear for realistic language made every moment vibrate with often harsh authenticity. Faith Pearson’s story is powerful, poignant, and passionate. The people in her life are fully rounded with deep, believable backstories.    Releasing the Catch will sweep you away with an unforgettable cast of characters in a grand saga of crab fishing families living, working, loving, and dying along the Gulf of Alaska and the Bering Sea.   Releasing the Catch is FREE with Kindle Unlimited. Get a copy here: https://amzn.to/2YXzDj8
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February 10, 2021
Susan Payne - Author Spotlight
A voracious reader her whole life, author Susan Payne loves the written word. I am so excited to welcome her to my podcast and YouTube Channel as this episode's featured author.  When reading more than fifty books per month wasn’t enough, she decided to allow her mind to take flight and write all the many stories that kept intruding in her life.  She blended her love of history and her love of words to create over eighty stories.  All historical and centering on a couple finding love and a happy ever after together.  The author has published a series of stories surrounding fictional Sweetwater Kansas beginning with Harrison Ranch through The Wild Rose Press. Also, contracted through Wild Rose Press this summer was The Persistent Marquess, Forever Kind of Woman, Rescued By a Highlander, Texas Ranger, and the Professor, Regency Christmas Anthology, Three Sisters and Blind Faith.  Book Spotlight on The Woman of His Dreams. Read excerpts from the book on my website at on Susan's spotlight article here 
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February 4, 2021
Author Spotlight on L.A. McGinnis
Author of the Urban Fantasy Paranormal Romance, the Queen of Swords. Welcome to this week's author spotlight on Jeny's Tattle Tales. This episode belongs to L.A. McGinnis. L.A. McGinnis is the author of the urban fantasy paranormal romance series The Banished Gods and the book we are featuring is the Queen of Swords. Additional to this interview, L.A. allowed us to do a wonderful character interview with the main character of her book, the athletic and determined demon killer Morgane Elaine Burke.  You can read the entire feature on L.A. McGinnis on my website at https://jenyheckman.com/spotlight/l-a-mcginnis/ Grab a copy of the Queen of Swords here: https://amzn.to/3ptI8y4  More about L.A. McGinnis on her website at www.lamcginnis.com  
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January 28, 2021
Interview with Veronica Scott
In this episode, I have the pleasure of talking with USA Today Best Selling Author, Veronica Scott. Veronica has a very interesting story that she shares with us in this episode. She is the Seven-time winner of the SFR Galaxy Award, as well as a National Excellence in Romance Fiction Award. Veronica is also the proud recipient of a NASA Exceptional Service Medal relating to her former day job, not her romances. Here is another cool thing about her: she was honored to read the part of Star Trek Crew Member in the audiobook production of Harlan Ellison’s “The City On the Edge of Forever.” I think that's fabulous. I featured Veronica's latest book on Jeny's Tattle Tales on my website at jenyheckman.com.
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January 28, 2021
Resolution Rebound
What happens if your goals turn to shit on day 1 of the new year? Almost everyone has had set resolutions at some point before the end of the previous year or within the first day of the year. In most cases, you recover from your New Year’s Eve binge on pretty much the first day of the year. Then on the second day, you sign-up for the gym or update the gym membership that you will probably use only about 5- times and most likely because of the guilt more.   But what if things go wrong that very first day and you don't have much control over what is happening? Listen to what happened to me on the first day of this year!!!
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January 18, 2021
Reviews
If you haven't already figured out, being an author is just like running any business. Reviews will help build your credibility and integrity and encourage new customers (readers) to try your product (books). Reviews can help both author and readers in many ways; from sales to giving your audience a voice. Listen to Jeny & Andrea discussing why readers should ALWAYS leave reviews regardless of how popular the author is and how vital they are to all authors and especially for those who are just starting out.
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January 8, 2021
Book Spotlight: The Sea Archer
Spotlight on the Sea Archer, book #1 from the Heaven & Earth Series by Jeny Heckman. "This story is about Finn and Raven, two opposites from different worlds who might just very well be connected by a root in the mythical Greek Gods. I enjoy a story that takes real world and flavors it with the supernatural/mystical. The author blends a story of romance, healing and growth, and a wee bit of the paranormal. It was a fun read and had me wondering if these two were going to end up together. I appreciated the characters' backstory and especially like Dee, Finn's grandmother (I love layered secondary characters). The Hawaii setting was a joy to read about and I could definitely see that this author did her research. Makes me want to go on a vacation right now in the midst of a looong winter!" - Jean Grant Listen to Jeny discussing the how her first book of the Heaven & Earth Series, the Sea Archer. For Autographed copies of the book, go to Jeny's store.
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January 7, 2021
Welcome to Jeny's Tattle Tales
Welcome to the first-ever episode of Jeny Heckman's new podcast. Jeny's Tattle Tales is a podcast hosted by Jeny Heckman, award-winning paranormal-romance fantasy author of the Heaven & Earth Series. Jeny talks about her plans for the new year including upcoming projects and happenings in her world including new books, releases, and launching a lifestyle section for her blog including a commitment to a more balanced lifestyle.
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January 4, 2021