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Author Shenanigans Podcast

Author Shenanigans Podcast

By Sarah Hickner

We are deep diving into the intricate and messy brains of our favorite authors for what is sure to be a party! All genres, all ages, and a free paperback giveaway each episode from our featured author.
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Retelling the Classics with Melanie Jeschke

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Why Author Shenanigans Started, & the end of season 1
Why Author Shenanigans Started, & the end of season 1
Author Shenanigans Podcast has been going for almost a year! It's been a year with a LOT of reading (110 so far on my Goodreads tracker and that doesn't include the numerous books I started and didn't finish), and meeting some amazing authors! I feel so blessed to have met these ladies and gents and introduce them and their stories to you.  Check out this episode for giveaway details. Yes, I'm making you listen to know how to enter! But one important thing for the giveaway - my instagram handle is @author_shenanigans_podcast. The link to that is www.instagram.com/author_shenanigans_podcast. I can't wait to see your giveaway entries! One lucky person will win a paperback of their choice from one of our season 1 authors. I'll even pull some strings and see if I can get it signed for you ;). Giveaway closes January 31, 2022. Thanks for being a part of season 1! I'd love to hear which authors you found and loved because of this show. Hit me up on instagram or contact me through my website www.authorshenaniganspodcast.com. Also if you have an author that you LOVE, let me know! I'll try to have him/her on the show, and you could even co-host with me if you'd like. Merry Christmas and Happy New Year!
15:16
December 22, 2021
The Deadliest Road in America, and the Joy it Brought Us with "Mothertrucker" author, Amy Butcher
The Deadliest Road in America, and the Joy it Brought Us with "Mothertrucker" author, Amy Butcher
In today's episode we deep dive with author Amy Butcher. She shares about her trip on the deadliest road in America with the only female ice road trucker of the time - a lady named Joy Wiebe - and the beautiful lessons they shared. Get ready for hilarious shenanigans, as well as hard truths that are important for all of us to hear and pass on. To find links for the giveaway, Amy's web site, and more, check out www.authorshenanigans.com. To download your free short story, Three Horses and a Wedding, check out www.SarahHickner.com
01:15:40
November 19, 2021
Brigid Kemmerer, YA Fantasy Rockstar, Shares About Her Rise to Success
Brigid Kemmerer, YA Fantasy Rockstar, Shares About Her Rise to Success
New York Times Bestselling author Brigid Kemmerer talks about success, books that changed her life, and what it’s like to be a mom and a best selling author. For a link to the Instagram giveaway that will run from Nov 1-Nov 15, 2021 go to www.AuthorShenanigans.com. That’s also the place to find more info on Brigid as well as our guest co-host (and author from episode 10) Olivia Smit. If you would like to have your dream come true moment and co-host an interview with your favorite living author, click on the “contact me” button on www.authorshenanigans.com and tell me about it. I’ll see if I can make it happen!
01:12:21
October 29, 2021
Retelling the Classics with Melanie Jeschke
Retelling the Classics with Melanie Jeschke
Melanie Jeschke, supermom of 9 kids, shares about her love of the classics, her Jane Eyre retelling that was recently released, and how she raised her kids to become talented writers. From shenanigans to what she hopes her readers walk away from her books with, you will love diving into this lady's mind.  For links to her book, web site, and to meet the past guests of the show, check out www.authorshenaniganspodcast.com. A giveaway for a free Jillian Dare e-book will  run on Instagram until October 28, 2021, at www.instagram.com/author_shenanigans_podcast. Just find the episode 13 picture and follow the instructions to enter!
49:07
October 13, 2021
Building Unforgettable Worlds with Alisha Klapheke
Building Unforgettable Worlds with Alisha Klapheke
This episode features Fantasy Romance author Alisha Klapheke as she dishes on shenanigans, always traveling with just a carry on, and her love for world building! For links to all things Alisha Klapheke (and for info on past guests), check out www.AuthorShenanigansPodcast.com. To enter the giveaway (ends 9/30/2021) check us out on Instagram www.instagram.com/author_shenanigans_podcast.com
57:15
September 14, 2021
How to survive an Ostrich attack (and other riveting conversation) with author April Dávila
How to survive an Ostrich attack (and other riveting conversation) with author April Dávila
Have you ever heard of or been to a desert rave? Do you know how to handle an ostrich? (Johnny Cash almost died from an ostrich kick- we all need to know this). This week we dive in with WILLA literary award winning author April Dávila about her book 142 Ostriches, mindfulness, and more. Check out www.authorshenaniganspodcast.com for links to the giveaway, April’s web site, the book, and her mindfulness writing home page.
44:57
August 07, 2021
Book boyfriends, loving people, & going beyond the main character with Olivia Smit
Book boyfriends, loving people, & going beyond the main character with Olivia Smit
Dive in with author of Seeing Voices, Olivia Smit. We talk all things shenanigans, fun questions, and her story that draws you in from the first page. Tackling hard subjects head on, Olivia’s main character is suddenly hard of hearing after a horrific accident. Her story tackles not just how Skylar handles it, but the authentic trickle down effect to family and friends. To find links to the GIVEAWAY, Olivia’s website, books, and info on past episodes and guests, check out https://www.authorshenaniganspodcast.com Giveaway https://www.rafflecopter.com/rafl/display/6902b5d17/?
52:09
July 08, 2021
The book is Breathtaking, so let’s meet the author! Courtney Turcotte Bond on her book, Breathtakin
The book is Breathtaking, so let’s meet the author! Courtney Turcotte Bond on her book, Breathtakin
She created a friendship that made me long for childhood friends, carried the characters through tough times with a thread of hope, and payed homage to two very important and deserving people. Meet Courtney Turcotte Bond and learn more about the story behind the story! …and of course some pretty epic shenanigans (I’m a little jealous of hers). For more info check out Courtney’s website www.courtneyturcottebond.com and to enter the giveaway, check out the giveaway posts on Instagram www.Instagram.com/author_shenanigans_podcast and www.Instagram.com/courtneyturcottebond
01:01:51
June 17, 2021
FanGirl with Historical Fiction Royalty, Dray & Quinn
FanGirl with Historical Fiction Royalty, Dray & Quinn
Who says history is boring? Stephanie Dray and Kate Quinn drop in for some shenanigans and to prove that history is rich with stories that draw us in and don't let us go until well after we read the last word. Special thanks to FanGirl Tracy - this epic interview would never have happened without you! To get entered into the giveaway check out https://www.instagram.com/author_shenanigans_podcast/. For more details on this episode and the guest authors, go to www.authorshenanigans.com
01:13:01
May 27, 2021
Gian Sardar, author of Take What You Can Carry, dishes on illegal fig trees, motherhood, and writing
Gian Sardar, author of Take What You Can Carry, dishes on illegal fig trees, motherhood, and writing
Gian Sardar’s book, Take What You Can Carry, is like traveling to a new country and falling in love with the culture and main characters all from the comfort of your favorite reading spot. In this episode we get to know Gian the mom, the author, and the obsessive researcher- all in the name of books of course! When you get to the end, surely you’ll want to add her newest book to your library and to have a fig tree of your own! To enter the Instagram giveaway go to www.Instagram.com/author_shenanigans_podcast and www.Instagram.com/gian_sardar For more details check out www.authorshenanigans.com
51:08
May 10, 2021
The King of Shenanigans, Aaron Reynolds, chats about D&D, where he gets his ideas, and more
The King of Shenanigans, Aaron Reynolds, chats about D&D, where he gets his ideas, and more
Aaron Reynolds, author of Creepy Carrots, Creepy Pair of Underwear, Caveboy Dave, The Incredibly Dead Pets of Rex Dexter, Fart Quest, and about 20 other amazing books joins us to chat on his book inspiration (like trying to write an entire book using one word), how the children’s book creative process works, and more! Also you’ll probably be ready to try out Dungeons and Dragons by the end of this interview; I know I am. Rafflecopters web site is experiencing technical difficulties as I release this, so the giveaway for books 1 and 2 of the new Fart Quest series is being done through Instagram! Here’s the link: https://www.instagram.com/p/COWbumsLmrr/?igshid=1huve33hnqh57. Check out authorshenanigans.com for more info
53:56
April 27, 2021
Meet Elise Kova - creating magic like it's her job...because it really is
Meet Elise Kova - creating magic like it's her job...because it really is
Elise Kova, creator of the Air Awakens world, joins us for this episode. She was one of the first authors who stole my heart with her characters and stories. Maybe she'll be your next favorite author! We talked about so much, that all I'm going to put in the description is the link to enter the giveaway! For repeat listeners, you are welcome and invited to enter the giveaway each episode. Don't forget to subscribe to the podcast and share it with a friend! http://www.rafflecopter.com/rafl/display/6902b5d15/?
01:05:02
April 01, 2021
Catherine Brusk on gardening, the journey to publishing, and the good friends who help it happen
Catherine Brusk on gardening, the journey to publishing, and the good friends who help it happen
Meet Catherine Brusk, Christian romance author, mom, wife, and gardener who hates bugs! To learn more about Catherine and find links to her books, check out authorshenaniganspodcast.com. Also be sure to find us on Instagram to get entered for her book giveaway Instagram.com/author_shenanigans_podcast and Instagram.com/CatherineBrusk
01:04:59
March 09, 2021
Bethany Turner, Christian RomCom writer on embarrassing moments and tackling big issues head on
Bethany Turner, Christian RomCom writer on embarrassing moments and tackling big issues head on
Meet THE Bethany Turner, author of The Secret Life of Sarah Hollenbeck, Wooing Cadie McCaffrey and Hadley Beckett’s Next Dish. She writes hilarious and romantic books that face life issues head on. It’s Christian romance like you’ve never seen before (hint: no characters in peasant dresses here). To enter to win a paperback copy of Wooing Cadie McCaffrey, click this link and follow and subscribe away http://www.rafflecopter.com/rafl/display/6902b5d14/?
45:07
February 17, 2021
P2 with Julie Hall - on author trips and more
P2 with Julie Hall - on author trips and more
Part 2 of Julie Hall’s interview goes deeper into what we can expect from this new Falling Legacies series and so much more. To enter the Stealing Embers paperback giveaway, click here https://www.rafflecopter.com/rafl/display/6902b5d13/?
22:16
February 08, 2021
P1 Julie Hall tells all- from story building, to hunger and writing, to her dogs bad habits
P1 Julie Hall tells all- from story building, to hunger and writing, to her dogs bad habits
Part 1 of my interview with Julie Hall takes us into Julies writing techniques, how she copes with all the family time of covid, and how her pup keeps going with this death defying bad habit! In short, stop reading this and press play. Then come back and enter the giveaway for a free paperback copy of Stealing Embers by Julie Hall. Here’s the link http://www.rafflecopter.com/rafl/display/6902b5d13/?
25:08
February 02, 2021
Part 2 - interview with Elle and Robin - YA Fantasy authors
Part 2 - interview with Elle and Robin - YA Fantasy authors
Part 2 is here! Deep dive into the brains of Elle and Robin- authors of The Lochlann Treaty series and the new Twisted Pages series. Learn about what they love about the YA fantasy genre, their road trip music choices and then they caught me off guard asking about MY projects...what? To enter for the paperback giveaway go to http://www.rafflecopter.com/rafl/display/6902b5d11/?
25:50
January 22, 2021
P 1 - Elle Madison & Robin D Mahle on what’s out, what’s up, & how they created magnetic characte
P 1 - Elle Madison & Robin D Mahle on what’s out, what’s up, & how they created magnetic characte
Deep dive into the brains of Elle and Robin- authors of The Lochlann Treaty series and the new Twisted Pages series. There’s lots of laughs and a little bit of deep talk, and that’s just part 1! Part 2 will be released soon. To enter for the paperback giveaway go to http://www.rafflecopter.com/rafl/display/6902b5d11/?
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January 18, 2021
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January 17, 2021