The Writing Wall
By The Writing Wall
This podcast is designed for indie authors in mind. Each week an indie author, poet, or blogger will have their projects featured while sharing what inspires them to write with listeners. Podcasts will be broadcasted every 2nd and 4th Saturday of the month at 6 p.m. and may range from 15 minutes to a full hour in length. We also host traditional authors with ties to N.C.
Audiobooks with Co-Host Philip Raymond Brown
In this special episode of The Writing Wall Podcast hear audiobook narrators Evan Harris of It Gives You Strength & Harvesting Earthlings & Stephen Marsden of Devils Ridge discuss how they started telling stories over the mic, and how they help to bring characters to life. Co-Host award-winning author Philip Raymond Brown also joins in the discussion to share with authors who may be planning to do an audiobook some resources, and what the process of creating an audiobook for followers and readers was like. Visit Philip Raymond Brown on his website and follow The Writing Wall across social media.
November 19, 2022
Season 5 Finale - Diana Stevan
Author, actress, and screenplay writer Diana Stevan is our Season 5 Finale guest. She is the author of A Cry From the Deep, The Blue Nightgown, The Rubbert Fence, Sunflowers Under Fire, and her most recent, Lilacs in the Dust Bowl. Visit our BuyMeACoffee platform for her exclusive extra and follow us on social media for all of the latest announcements throughout the season.
October 22, 2022
The Habits of Squirrels with Brain Livingston
Season 5 Sponsor and fellow indie author Brain Livingston joins us this Wednesday on a special episode of The Writing Wall Podcast. Brian is the author of The Habits of Squirrels, a charming, thoughtful meditation on all of life's journeys, Brian Livingston finds humor, grace, and sunburn on one of America's great hikes. Visit our BuyMeACoffee page for his Season 5 Extra and more.
October 19, 2022
The Truth of Who You Are with Shelia Myers
"When his family is plunged into poverty during the Great Depression, Ben Taylor takes a job with the US Civilian Conservation Corps developing the Great Smoky Mountains National Park. A tragic accident puts him in a dilemma: does he let someone else take the fall for what he did so he can keep his position? The repercussions of his decision plague him all the way to the Battle of the Bulge in World War II..." Follow Shelia Myers on social media and visit her website for more about her book The Truth of Who You Are, and check out her BuyMeACoffee Season 5 Extra as well.
October 12, 2022
The Unbelievable Beliveable Billy J Barnum
"Mr. Barnum bares his soul in every word he writes. When reading his poetry it seems to transport you to the place of the subject matter in each poem that you read and that is exactly what writing is all about." Follow Billy J Barnum on Twitter and find Move Over Shakespeare and The Unbelievable Believable on Amazon. Visit our BuyMeACoffee platform for his Season 5 Extra, our writerly articles, and more.
October 08, 2022
Cartwheels in the Dark, Author Karla Jordan
"After twenty years, Kallie Douglas is headed back to Somerfield, Maine, the one place on earth she promised herself she'd never return. She isn't staying long, just long enough to say goodbye to an old friend who has passed away and to take care of the estate left in her care. But when an old newspaper clipping surfaces detailing a missing person's case near her family's home, Kallie suddenly finds herself haunted by a series of dark memories and unsettling questions she can't answer..." Thank you for listening to The Writing Wall Podcast this evening. We welcome author Karla Jordan to Season 5 and her debut novel Cartwheels in the Dark. Drop by our BuyMeACoffee platform for her Season 5 Extra and visit Karla's website for her links, information, and more about her book.
September 24, 2022
The Spinster's Fortune with Author Mary Kendall
"THE SPINSTER’S FORTUNE, a mystery set in Georgetown, Washington DC, is her debut novel and is a twisty, tangled dive into a web of family deception murky with gothic undertones... Join The Writing Wall Podcast as we talk with author and historian Mary Kendall about her debut novel, The Spinster's Fortune, her upcoming books, research, and more. Follow Mary on social media and catch her BuyMeACoffee Extra on our platform.
September 14, 2022
Mountain Folk with John Hood
"John Hood’s new novel Mountain Folk uses elements of folklore and epic fantasy to tell the story of America’s founding in a fresh and exciting way. Goran is one of the rare fairies who can live without magical protection in the Blur, the human world where the days pass twenty times faster than in fairy realms." Follow John Hood on social media and visit his website for great interactive history resources and links to Mountain Folk, Forest Folk, and his upcoming third installment Water Folk that is coming soon.
September 10, 2022
Author Susan Higginbothom John Brown's Women
Meet historical-fiction author, editor, and writer Susan Higginbotham. Her award-winning novels dive into historical events and the people who play a part. Meticulously researched, well-written, and immersive, her stories will transport you back in time to some of history's most prominent moments. Follow Susan on social media and visit our BuyMeACoffee platform for her Season 5 Extra. John Brown's Women: Mary Brown never expected to be the wife of John Brown, much less the wife of a martyr. When her husband’s daring plan fails, Mary must leave her isolated home for hostile territory, where she finds the eyes of the nation riveted upon John—and upon her. Spanning three decades and half the breadth of a nation, John Brown’s Women is a tale of love and sacrifice, and of the ongoing struggle for America to achieve its promise of liberty and justice for all.
August 27, 2022
Sunflowers Beneath the Snow with Teri M Brown
"Author Teri M. Brown shows, through the lens of family, the power of storytelling and the effect it can have on shaping a child's life. At once heartbreaking and uplifting, this novel presents a simple story about a complicated subject: holding onto one's identity in a nation that changes drastically in a lifetime. Brown portrays what unconditional love is for a home country despite what it once was or what it has grown to be." - Independent Book Review Follow author Teri M. Brown across social media, find her book Sunflowers Beneath the Snow on Amazon, and visit our BuyMeACoffee platform for her Season 5 Extra.
August 17, 2022
The Gift Best Given - Season 5 Opener
Meet North Carolina resident, writer, and author Ed Di Gangi and hear about his debut memoir, The Gift Best Given on this Season Opener of The Writing Wall Podcast. Edward Di Gangi was adopted at birth in New York City. An only child, he made no effort to explore his heredity until, at age 67, a visit to a cemetery where members of his adoptive mother's family were buried stirred his interest. Over the past three years, through extensive archival research and DNA testing, Ed has peeled back the layers of his once-unknown family. Set in the 1940s, as America emerged from the Great Depression and went to war, Ed's book, The Gift Best Given, recounts the search for his family and tells the story of a young woman's courage as she overcame obstacles to achieve her dreams. Ed and his wife, Linda, live in Hillsborough, North Carolina. Their son, James, and his fiancee, Renee, live in nearby Durham.
August 13, 2022
Over the Falls with Author Rebecca Hodge
Our Season 4 Writing Wall Podcast finale features North Carolina writer and author Rebecca Hodge. Rebecca joins us to discuss her books Over the Falls and Wild Land, writing, North Carolina, and what inspired her wonderful stories. Follow Rebecca on social media and grab all of her links on our blog. Tune in for our Season 4 Finale Shoutouts, a Going Local segment, and thank yous to all of our authors this season.
April 23, 2022
The Big Score & ICQ with Author Og Maciel
In this bonus episode of North Carolina resident and author Og Maciel talks about his books ICQ and The Big Score, his writing process, and more. Follow Og on social media and learn more about his story on our blog.
April 20, 2022
Without Flaws with Author Diane Asther
Join us as we speak with fifteen-year-old indie author Diane Asther of India, and her debut novel, Without Flaws. Follow Diane on social media and visit our blog for her bio, links, and more.
April 13, 2022
Deadly Declarations with Landis Wade
Author Landis Wade is here to discuss his latest novel titled Deadly Declarations. Landis is also the host of the Charlotte Readers Podcast where he interviews North Carolina authors from across the state. Tune in to hear more about the history and mystery in this, his latest amazing read! Drop by our Buy Me A Coffee platform for his exclusive Season 4 Extra. Of course, we will also be doing shoutouts to indies from the Writing Communities of Twitter and Instagram. Visit our LinkTree for platforms.
April 09, 2022
The Things We Keep
Join us and Writer of the Week author Julee Balko of The Things We Keep.
March 26, 2022
Sister Lost with Brenda Lyne
Our Wednesday special guest author is the talented Jennifer DeVries, aka Brenda Lyne. Join us as she discusses her books Charlie's Mirror and most recently, Sister Lost. Visit Brenda's website and follow her on social media for more about these hauntingly good stories she writes and pick up your copies today.
March 16, 2022
Kathryn Inman is a fellow indie author who has skyrocketed on Amazon in the last week since her first book and memoir debuted titled Counting Spoons. The Writing Wall Blog & Podcast is honored to share Kathryn's story of faith, hope, healing, and her publishing journey with our listeners. Visit Kathryn on our blog for all of her links and hear an exclusive excerpt from our interview on BuyMeACoffee.
March 12, 2022
The Kimono Tattoo - Rebecca Copeland
Welcome author and fellow NC writer/resident Rebecca Copeland to this week's Writing Wall Podcast. Check out her book The Kimono Tattoo which centers around a murder, Kimono design, with some romance added along the way. Listeners can also visit her website and follow Rebecca on social media for more. Then stick around for our Going Local segment and of course some Shameless Self Promo Saturday Shoutouts. Visit our BuyMeACoffee platform for a Season 4 Extra with Rebecca and hear who our upcoming Writer of the Week and Podcast guest will be on March 12th.
February 26, 2022
Peripheral with John Ryland
Special guest and our former Writer of the Week author John Ryland joins us this evening to talk about his latest book titled Peripheral. Catch his Season 3 and Season 4 extras on our Buy Me A Coffee platform, and check out his other publications like Southern Gothic when you visit his website or Amazon.
February 23, 2022
Award Winning Author Evelyn Puerto
Join The Writing Wall podcast as we speak with our special guest and award-winning author Evelyn Puerto of South Carolina. Evelyn is the author of a Young Adult fantasy series titled, The Outlawed Myth Series, but she has also written other genres and gives listeners a sneak peek at the WIP (work in progress) she has going now. Hear her Season 4 Extra on our BuyMeACoffee platform and learn more about Evelyn on our blog.
February 16, 2022
The Seeds of Love with Tea, But with Coffee
Our Season 4 Opener is indie author, writer, and mental health advocate Tyler Wittkofsky. Tyler is the author of The Seeds of Love, [Not] Alone, and his recent poetry collection titled Coffee, Alcohol, & Heartbreak. Listeners can visit his website Tea, But with Coffee to learn more and visit our blog to grab his social media handles. We also have Valentine's Day gift ideas for that special writer(s) in your life, and Shoutouts!
February 12, 2022
New & Upcoming Releases - Bonus Episode
Welcome to our Season 3 Bonus episode! Join co-Host of The Writing Wall Podcast author Philip Raymon Brown as he interviews regular host Stacy about her latest novel, Devils Ridge. Then, after a brief break, tune in as Stacy interviews Philip Raymond Brown about his upcoming sequel Harvesting Earthlings for Fun & Profit. Learn more about Philip by visiting his website, & catch an exclusive reading from Devils Ridge on Instagram at 7 pm EST tonight! Visit our BuyMeACoffee page for exclusive Season 3 clips including one not heard on this podcast featuring Philip and Stacy as they talk movies & books. The Writing Wall will return for Season 4 in February 2022 and wishes everyone a wonderful holiday season.
November 20, 2021
Southern Gothic - Season 3 Finale
Meet author John Ryland of Southern Gothic. This collection of tales from the American South is "full of twists and turns that you will never see coming. From straight-up classic Southern gothic to a dystopian tale of mechanical peacekeepers, there is something for everyone who enjoys solid storytelling and original concepts." Catch John's blog article on our website with links, and read an exclusive excerpt from his book. We will be giving out our Season 4 submissions information on this podcast, and we will also be announcing a special bonus episode and more.
October 23, 2021
Season 3 Writing Corner Finale
We wrap up our Season 3 Writing Corner segments with jokes, book discussions, and some ShamelesslySelfPromo Wednesday Shoutouts for all those who have been part of our blog and podcast. Visit our LinkTree URL for all our platforms and tune in for the Season 3 Writing Wall Finale Saturday, October 23rd at 6 pm EST with author John Ryland of Southern Gothic. Catch a special announcement this Writing Corner Wednesday too about an upcoming bonus episode to air in November.
October 20, 2021
Blood in the Low Country
Our Writer of the Week, author Paul Attaway joins us this Saturday to talk about his southern suspense novel titled Blood in the Low Country. Followers and listeners can learn more about Paul by visiting our blog or by stopping by our BuyMeACoffee page for an exclusive Season 3 extra featuring him and other indies from Season 3. During this special bonus episode, we will also provide indie authors with details about our upcoming Season 4 submission guidelines and information. Visit all of our platforms on LinkTree, and follow us across social media for more.
October 16, 2021
Fun with Writing Friends - Writing Corner Wednesday
In this bonus episode of The Writing, Wall Podcast listen in as host Stacy and two of her writing friends and former Writing Corner scribes, Stephanie Ray and Timothy Anders talk about writing, books, books to movies, and talk Teller of Tales. Visit our BuyMeACoffee page for Season 3 Extra's and join us Saturday, October 16th at 6 p.m. EST for a special podcast with our Writer of the Week author Paul Attaway of Blood in the Low Country.
October 13, 2021
The Counterfieters Daughter
Author Victoria Marswell discusses her book, The Counterfeiters Daughter, writing, and her travels in this full-length podcast interview. Catch her Writer of the Week blog article on our website complete with links and stick around for our Writerly DL segment and of course, our next Writer of the Week & Writing Corner announcements. Listeners can interact by giving shoutouts to their favorite indies tonight too all thanks to Spotify!
October 09, 2021
Writing Corner Meets Chat Show
Hey Writing Community, we are excited to have The Writing Community Chat Show host Chris Agget with us this Writing Corner Wednesday. Chris is also an author and will be talking about his book Deep in the Climb of Truth, and the WCCS's latest project, a book club. Learn more about Chris on his website, and be sure to tune into his podcast too. Visit our blog for an exclusive excerpt from his book and grab all of his links.
October 06, 2021
Twilight Reel Author Michael Amos Cody
Our Writer of the Week takes over Writing Corner Wednesday talking books, North Carolina, and more. Join us as we discuss A Twilight Reel Stories with author Michael Amos Cody of the Writing Communities of social media. Visit our blog for his article, links, and to learn more about his upcoming publications. Be sure to tune in as this author also shares an excerpt from his book with us this evening. Catch our Writerly DL segment and shoutouts too. Visit LinkTree for all our platforms.
September 29, 2021
Things That Crash, Things That Fly by Scott Gould
Meet our Writer of the Week and IPPY winner Scott Gould. Scott is a storyteller unlike any other and in his latest memoir, Things That Crash, Things That Fly, he takes an honest look at a husband's and wife's relationship and their ups and downs. One reviewer said it best, "As Scott Gould’s brilliantly titled memoir indicates, this is the very territory of this book: the relationship between the blast-radius and transcendence...An extraordinary work.” — David Shields, Author Of 'The Thing About Life Is That One Day You'll Be Dead' We will also talk about our BuyMeACoffee Channel, announce our upcoming Writer of the Week, and do the one thing everyone has been waiting for... #ShamelessSelfPromoShoutOuts.
September 25, 2021
Blackberries & Biscuts with author Carole Coates
Fellow North Carolina indie author Carole Coates joins us this Writing Corner Wednesday to discuss her books, writing & living in the Appalachia mountains of North Carolina. Stop by our blog for her Writer of the Week article & check out her books on Amazon. Listeners & followers may also visit Carole on her blog to read more about her life Living on the Diagonal.
September 15, 2021
Adjustment Year with Author Melina Druga
Meet Melina Druga, our Writer of the Week. Melina has written non-fiction and fiction books, her latest work titled Adjustment Year is available now on Amazon. Other publications by Ms. Druga include her novel Angel of Mercy, the first novel in her WWI trilogy. It was followed by Those Left Behind and the book we speak with her tonight about, Adjustment Year in 2020 and this year. Per her website, these books are "the war front story, the home front story, and the homecoming story respectively. Two of the three stories follow Hettie, a nurse, while the third story follows her family." Visit our blog for Melina's article and follow her on social media. We also discuss the pros and cons of Live Podcasts versus Pre-Recorded Podcasts, pay Tribute to 9/11, and of course, give #shamelesslyselfpromo shoutouts to indies of Twitter & Instagram.
September 11, 2021
Lucky Brillant with Maureen Sherbondy
Welcome to Writing Corner Wednesday! Tune in as author and poet Maureen Sherbondy of FaceBook, Instagram, and Twitter joins our host to discuss her first novel titled Lucky Brillant, writing experiences, and more. Visit our LinkTree for our website, platforms, and catch Maureen Sherbondy's Writer of the Week article on the blog.
September 01, 2021
Bells for Eli by IPPY Winner Susan Beckham Zurenda
Welcome to this full-length episode of The Writing Wall Podcast this Saturday. Join our host as she speaks with author and IPPY award winner Susan Beckham Zurenda of South Carolina. Susan has recently published her book titled Bells for Eli, a touching coming of age story that has one reviewer saying it's, "A stunning debut, Bells for Eli establishes Susan Beckham Zurenda as one of the most exciting new voices in Southern fiction." Follow our Writer of the Week on social media, stop by the blog to grab all her links, details, and to learn more about this story. See our LinkTree for platforms, our website, and more. Season 3 is brought to you by The Get My Book Out There Podcast with hosts S.E. Smith and Narelle Todd. Available wherever podcasts can be heard.
August 28, 2021
Tales of Cody with Dr. Elaine Moretz
Join Dr. Elaine Moretz, children's author of Tales of Cody the Crooked Tale Dog, as we talk books, promotion, writing, and more this Wednesday. Follow The Writing Wall on Twitter or Instagram, and visit our website for Elaine's article, her links, and learn more about Cody.
August 25, 2021
Get Swept Away with Hurricanes 2007
Writer of the Week and author Darío Aguilar Peregrina joins the podcast this season. His book Hurricanes 2007 has received rave reviews on GoodReads, Amazon, and other platforms. Dario has also been busy this past summer hosting virtual book tours and we are looking forward to learning more about his upcoming projects. Visit our blog for his article, links, and more. Be sure to follow Dario across social media Facebook, Twitter, and Instagram.
August 18, 2021
Season 3 with Author Alicia Novo
Alicia Novo was our opening Writer of the Week for Season 2. During that time she was waiting on her first novel titled Unwritten, to launch. Unwritten has received a lot of praise across GoodReads, Amazon, and other platforms for its fantasy-driven plot casting a spell on many of her readers. Visit our blog to read Alicia's article from Season 2, grab her links, and follow her on Twitter and Instagram.
August 14, 2021
Even As We Breathe
Join us as we talk with author Annette Saunooke Clapsaddle about her debut novel, Even As We Breathe. This story takes place in one of North Carolina's most well-known resorts, the Grove Park Inn located in Asheville. Centered around a love story, intrigue, mystery, and murder this story is a breathtakingly descriptive and attention-grabbing historical fiction page-turner. It has been hailed by reviewers as "A period piece that illuminates and echoes our current time. A powerful story told by voices that ring true as scripture. Even As We Breathe is an awakening. This is a masterful debut from the writer we need right now."―David Joy, author of When These Mountains Burn, and "This novel's stories and its people will echo throughout the memories of many of its readers for a long time."―Mary Whipple Reviews. Visit Annette Saunooke Clapsaddle on FaceBook or stop by her website for more information, publications, and events. Be sure to look for Even As We Breathe on Amazon, or purchase your copy from a local indie bookstore. Follow The Writing Wall on Twitter @TheWritingWall or on Instagram @writingsonthewall85 & visit our website for more great books, authors, and join us for Season 3 in August 2021.
May 22, 2021
Season 2 Writing Corner Finale
Our Writer of the Week is Nicole Nadeau and you can find her book Death by Midnight on Amazon, or follow her on Twitter and Instagram. Tune in as host Stacy Hawks reads an exclusive excerpt of Nicole's novel, gives info for our special bonus episode in May 2021, discusses Hooked on Books, and closes out Season 2. We want to sincerely thank all of the writers, authors, podcasters, and bloggers who have taken part in this season and our followers, subscribers, and listeners for getting us to 10k on Twitter. Be sure to follow us there and on Instagram for all the latest because we will be back for Season 3 in August 2021. Visit our website for more writers, books, and upcoming events.
April 28, 2021
Season 2 Finale
In our final episode of Season 2, we welcome indie author & Writer of the Week Marc Cavella to the podcast. We also talk Season 3 and have a surprise announcement for listeners about a bonus episode. Join host Stacy Hawks as she talks about Hooked on Books in Going Local. Follow The Writing Wall on Twitter @TheWritingWall or on Instagram @writingsonthewall85, visit our website for all our events, and submit your information for a possible slot in our Season 3 lineup. Submissions close April 30th, 2021.
April 24, 2021
The Writing Wall, It Gives You Strength
In this episode author of It Gives You Strength, Philip Raymond Brown hosts the podcast. This fellow indie author interviews Stacy Hawks about her book Dividing Ridge: the Unsolved Murder of Elva Brannock. Of course, we will throw in Shameless Self-Promo Saturday shoutouts, upcoming Writer of the Week information, and more. Visit The Writing Wall website for all of our upcoming events, send in your book info for a possible appearance on the blog or podcast for Season 3, or check out other Writers of the Week on our blog. Subscribers may also follow us on Twitter @TheWritingWall or Instagram @writingsonthewall85.
April 10, 2021
Vanish into this Book by Mark Biermann
Author of action novels and Writer of the Week Mark Bierman joins The Writing Wall Podcast this week. Mark combines his experiences as a Private Investigator and Correctional Officer to create his stories. Catch his article on our blog to learn more about Vanished, grab his links, and follow him on social media. Listeners will also hear host, Stacy Hawks, read an exclusive excerpt from former Writer of the Week Keith Wright's latest novel, Murder Me Tomorrow. Plus we count down the best YouTube Channels for Writers, give some Shameless Shout Outs, Announce Hooked on Books for April, and more. We have an exciting announcement about our April 10th podcast too! Follow The Writing Wall on Twitter @TheWritingWall and on Instagram @writingsonthewall85 for all the latest.
March 27, 2021
Author Trails with Georgann Eubanks
On this episode of The Writing Wall Podcast, we speak with North Carolina author, blogger, and documentary producer Georgann Eubanks. Georgann Eubanks is well known for her North Carolina Literary Trails Series and her most recent publication, The Year of Their Ripening. Join us as we discuss writing, her blog The Food Pilgrim, and her books. Georgann is also our Writer of the Week and her blog article may be found by visiting our website. We will also be discussing the best books to movies, announcing our next Writer of the Week, and some #ShamelessSelfPromoSaturdayShoutouts. Follow The Writing Wall on Twitter @TheWritingWall and Instagram @writingsonthewall85 for all the latest updates and information. Check out one of the Documentaries from PBS mentioned by Georgann in this interview by clicking the following link Earthcaster.
March 13, 2021
A Protector's Beginning with Author Kyle T. Davis
On this episode of Writing Corner Wednesday, we welcome our Writer of the Week author Kyle T. Davis. Kyle is the author of books like The Sparta and A Protector's Beginning. Visit our blog for Kyle's Writer of the Week article and follow him on Twitter @Kyle_T_Davis or Instagram @kyle_t_davis. Followers can also visit his website for all his books, links, and to receive updates on his future publications. Follow The Writing Wall on Twitter @TheWritingWall or Instagram @writingsonthewall85 for all the latest on our upcoming episodes.
March 03, 2021
Writing Comes from the Heart
North Carolina writer and well-known author Donna Everhart is a member of the North Carolina Writers’ Network, Women’s Fiction Writers Association, and was selected as the Author of the Year in Fiction (2018) for her novel, THE ROAD TO BITTERSWEET by the Southeastern Library Association. She writes stories of family hardship and troubled times in the bygone south. Donna is one of the many authors I have followed over the years, and I recently picked up The Moonshiner's Daughter. Donna is also our Writer of the Week and her article with links can be found by visiting The Writing Wall Blog. We also introduce a new segment to the podcast, Writerly DL (down low), that will provide some tips, tricks, and information on side hustles for indie writers. Visit The Writing Wall website, and follow us on Twitter @TheWritingWall, and on Instagram @writingsonthewall85 for all the latest.
February 27, 2021
Writing Corner Wednesday Inside the Writer's Stuido
Ever wish you could sit down and talk to your favorite author? Maybe ask them questions about their writing process, books, or the business of writing? Every second Thursday of the month author, blogger, and podcaster Stacy Hawks gets to do just that during Hooked on Books. Now she is featuring one of those Hooked on Books guests in this episode. New York Times Bestselling author, podcaster, and North Carolina resident Charlie Lovett joins us for a special Writing Corner Wednesday takeover. Charlie Lovett's recent book Escaping Dreamland is available now and you may visit his website at www.charlielovett.com to learn more about his publications. Also, be sure to check out his podcast Inside the Writer's Studio available on Spotify and other platforms. Follow The Writing Wall on Twitter @TheWritingWall or on Instagram @writingsonthewall85 to catch up on the latest. Visit our website below for our newsletter, events, and more. The Writing Wall Website Hooked on Books
February 17, 2021
CW*** This episode contains information that may be triggering and is not suitable for children under the age of 18. Please be advised that information pertaining to sexual assault, abuse, and drug use is part of this episode. If you’re the victim of sexual assault or know someone who is, you can get help by calling the National Sexual Assault Hotline at 1-800-656-4673. ********************************************************************************************************************************************** "For nearly half a century, Bill Cosby brought warmth and laughter into hearts across the country, cementing his image as “America’s Dad.” But he also led a dark, secret life preying on women. The comedian carefully coaxed each one into feeling safe and cared for, then left them to pick up the pieces of their lives. It all started with Andrea Constand. She carried the burden of being the only one of the 60-plus accusers whose case could be tried in a court of law. Now, she's telling her side of the story, along with firsthand accounts from more than a dozen survivors, jurors, and prosecutors. From the Los Angeles Times, and hosted by investigative reporter Nicki Weisensee Egan, "Chasing Cosby" is the definitive take of the rise and fall of Bill Cosby." ~Chasing Cosby, Podcast Join The Writing Wall and author Nicole Weisensee Egan as we discuss her book, the case against Cosby, and its impact. Visit our blog to also read Mrs. Egan's Writer of the Week article and to get the links to her book and listen to her podcast that is available on multiple platforms. Chasing Cosby Podcast Link: https://podcasts.apple.com/us/podcast/chasing-cosby/id1493558501
February 13, 2021
Strike a Pose...or is that Prose?
On this Writing Corner Wednesday episode of The Writing Wall Podcast, we are diving into the world of Suki McMinn also known as Susan McNabb of Instagram, Twitter, and FaceBook. Susan has been a model, commercial actress, and journalists over the years. Now this former NC resident and one of the founding members of Tryon Writers is sharing her story, and her books, with us. Catch her Writer of the Week article on our blog, visit her website, and catch her latest book The Opposite of Famous on Amazon.com. Susan McNabb Website: www.susanmcnabb.com The Writing Wall Blog & Podcast site: https://hawkssn85.wixsite.com/thewritingwall/blog
January 27, 2021
The Man Who Knew Too Much
Join us as we talk with indie author Jack Oswald of Twitter and IG about his political thriller The Man Who Knew Too Much. Also, learn more about our upcoming Hooked on Books segment for February, hear some shoutouts, and catch our next Writer of the Week announcement. You will not want to miss out on the special announcement after Jack's interview either. Be sure to follow The Writing Wall @TheWritingWall on Twitter and on IG @writingsonthewall85 for updates. https://hawkssn.wixsite.com/thewritingwall/blog
January 23, 2021
Happy New Year Writers!
This episode will focus on announcements and information for the upcoming Season 2 of The Writing Wall Podcast. Listeners will also be able to learn about our first Writer of the Week for January 2021, our upcoming Writer of the Week for week 2, and how long this season will run. Of course, we will also be throwing in some Shameless Self Promo Saturday shoutouts before we close out our first podcast of the New Year. Follow The Writing Wall on Twitter @TheWritingWall or on IG, @writingsonthewall85 for more details, and visit our blog https://hawkssn85.wixsite.com/thewritingwall for our all our Writer of the Week articles and Writing Corner Wednesday Scribes.
January 09, 2021
Open Mic Night Invite!
Listen to this special announcement to learn more about our Season 1 Open Mic Night and how you can participate. We hope you will join us for some poems, short stories, and lots of fun. Follow The Writing Wall on Twitter @TheWritingWall, IG @writingsonthewall85, or visit our main page at https://hawkssn85.wixsite.com/thewritingwall to keep up with events, episodes, and announcements.
November 06, 2020
From Cowgirl to Congress
Join The Writing Wall for this special bonus episode of the podcast just in time for the election. Author Mila Johanson discusses the Women's Sufferage Movement, its 100-year legacy, and how her book takes on this monumental and historic topic of a woman's right to vote. Mila is the author of From Cowgirl to Congress, and you can read all about her on our blog at https://hawkssn85.wixsite.com/thewritingwall.
November 04, 2020
It Gives You Strength
This is our Writing Corner Wednesday, Season 1 Finale and we are spending it with author Philip Raymond Brown. His first book, It Gives You Strength is a historical fiction/sci-fi mash-up that takes readers on one historic and page-turning ride. To learn more about Philip Raymond Brown, grab his links, or follow him on social media visit our blog page at the address below. Blog: https://hawkssn85.wixsite.com/thewritingwall
October 28, 2020
Season 1 Finale
This is our Season 1 Finale episode until the New Year. Visit The Writing Wall on Twitter @TheWritingWall or Instagram @writingsonthewall85 for more information on Season 2, and keep an eye on our page for announcements regarding a possible Open Mic Night in November. We will also be announcing our final Writing Corner Wednesday author for the season during this podcast. We are looking forward to Season 2 and so very thankful for all of the writers, authors, poets, and scribes who have contributed to Season 1. Visit our blog site for all our Writing Corner Wednesday and Writer of the Week articles for some great books, links, and social media follows. https://hawkssn85.wixsite.com/thewritingwall.
October 24, 2020
There is Hope in Books
CW: Throughout the month of October The Writing Wall will be discussing mental health and mental health issues that affect millions of people around the globe. Be advised that this podcast episode contains information on depression, suicide, anxiety, while including information about mental health resources. Please contact the Suicide Prevention Hotline at 1-800-273-8255 if you or a loved one are in a crisis situation. There is help, there is hope. ****************************************************************************************************************************************************************** In this episode listeners and readers will get to hear from Julia Simmons. Julia is a founding member, and current President of Alleghany Lives a non-profit group of individuals from here in Alleghany County, NC. They have been responding to depression and suicide with education, advocacy, and compassionate outreach for over a decade. You can find Alleghany Lives on FaceBook at the following link https://www.facebook.com/AlleghanyLives or on their website www.alleghanylives.com. Julia will talk about the group, their mission, and how books have played a very integral part of the group's outreach efforts in the last couple of years. Of course, it wouldn't be Saturday if we didn't throw in some Shameless Self Promo Shout Outs too. Check out the blog for Writer of the Week, Derra Sabo, and listen to the podcast to find out who our next guest blogger will be. Visit the blog at https://hawkssn85.wixsite.com/thewritingwall/blog and follow The Writing Wall on Twitter @TheWritingWall or on IG @writingsonthewall85.
October 10, 2020
Stand with YA Fantasy & Kids Books
This Writing Corner Wednesday hear more about all the wonderful Children's books and authors mentioned previously on our blog post. Be sure to drop by the blog to also pick up the links for these books and follow the authors on Instagram. Tonight we will highlight a Young Adult Fantasy read that was co-authored, yes co-authored, by two friends, Francis Booker and Michael Ragusa from CT. Listen as they talk about their writing and publishing journey with this book, and how you can follow them via social media. Blog: https://hawkssn85.wixsite.com/thewritingwall FaceBook: https://www.facebook.com/UndertheHood33/ and you can also catch these co-authors on YouTube: https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCZhxmomUW3fysGki-rUiW4w *Podcast is also available on Spotify, Apple Podcast, Google Podcast, Breaker and more and will be available within 24 hours of the podcast upload. Podcast episodes may take moment to load, please give them 5 minutes to launch fully, and without lags. Thank you for your understanding. Happy reading, writing, and listening!
September 30, 2020
Wynter with West & then Fun Books for Kids
This podcast will feature author B.D. West! We will be discussing her book, Wynter of Wolves, giving some shout outs and making an announcement about Season 1 of The Writing Wall Blog and Podcast. Listen up because Writing Corner Wednesday, September 30th will feature kids authors and 2 very special guests who are YA Fantasy co-authors right here on the podcast at 6 pm EST. I'm also throwing in another twitter poll and talking about one of my favorite accounts to follow on Twitter, Facebook, and IG..... @MagicalOverload! Visit The Writing Wall at https://hawkssn85.wixsite.com/thewritingwall for more details and catch up with our Writer of the Week, Writing Corner Wednesday scribes, and more.
September 26, 2020
One Good Mama Bone, Bren McClain, & #MountaintopStop
On this very special bonus episode of The Writing Wall Podcast, we are talking to our Writer of the Week and author Bren McClain. Bren is a first-time award-winning novelist for her book titled One Good Mama Bone. Bren will also be here, in Alleghany County on Sept. 24th for the Alleghany Writers Third Annual Mountaintop Stop event this year. If you would like to know more or would like tickets to visit the Alleghany Writers website at www.alleghanywriters.com. Alleghany Writers is also on FaceBook, Instagram @alleghanywriters, and Twitter @AlleghanyWrites. Follow The Writing Wall on Twitter @TheWritingWall and on Instagram @writingsonthewall85 for announcements and information regarding the blog and podcast page. To visit the blog go to htts://hawkssn85.wixsite.com/thewritingwall/blog.
September 19, 2020
Stay Frosty! Or #ComeUpCool Down & Ask me Anything
In this episode of The Writing Wall Podcast listeners will get to hear me answer their questions. That's right, I am turning the tables on my followers and asked them to send in questions via social media earlier this month for tonight's episode. We welcome Writer of the Week Patrick D. Kaiser author of his latest book titled Frost! Patrick will be telling us all about his books, how he came up with the idea to write verse thrillers, and of course, there will be shout outs! But this episode also has a special announcement you will not want to miss! Visit The Writing Wall Blog for more information: https://hawkssn85.wixsite.com/thewritingwall
September 13, 2020
Saturday on the Rocks with Scotland's Elsie McAuthur & Pros & Cons
This week's edition of The Writing Wall Podcast will feature a special guest, indie-author Elsie McArthur who just published her second novel titled Love, on the Rocks. We will be talking romance, writing, and hear an exclusive excerpt read by Elsie right here on the podcast! But first I'll dive into the Pros and Cons of Indie and Traditional Publishing. And it isn't Saturday without some Shameless Self-Promo Shout Outs, so join us for some chic-lit this Saturday and learn who will be our Writer of the Week.
August 22, 2020
Writing Corner: Dividing Ridge
Stacy Hawks, author of Dividing Ridge: The Unsolved Murder of Elva Brannock, reads an excerpt from her book. Dividing Ridge is about an unsolved murder that took place along the Blue Ridge Parkway in Appalachia in 1937. If you RSVP'd by subscribing to The Writing Wall Blog page then your name will be entered for a chance to win a FREE copy of Dividing Ridge signed by Stacy herself. Published by Star Route Books Dividing Ridge may be found by visiting website www.dividingridge37.com, or to learn more about this book visit YouTube where Stacy's interview with Star Route Books owner Jeff Halsey can be found: youtube.com/watch?v=RQFSHRuR5MM. To follow The Writing Wall on Twitter use the handle @TheWritingWall or on IG using the handle @writingsonthewall85. To visit the blog page please head over to the following link: https://hawkssn85.wixsite.com/thewritingwall
August 12, 2020
Sky High Saturday in the Blurbs
In this latest episode of The Writing Wall Podcast, we talk to the author of The Broken and Beautiful Life of Camry Hughes, Emmie Brown. Of course, there will be shout-outs and we will reveal our next Writer of the Week and podcast interviewee. I will be reviewing Malcolm, aka @iammalicool book and I took a Twitter Poll! It's about book blurbs! To learn more about Emmie Brown and Malcolm Whitby visit the blog at https://hawkssn85.wixsite.com/thewritingwall. You can hear Malcolm reading from his anthology on the bonus Writing Corner Wednesday podcast dated August 5th, 2020.
August 08, 2020
Writing Corner Wednesday: Malcolm Whitby
You've heard me mention this Twitter/Instagram writer and poet before, but here he is, the one and only @iammalicool! Malcolm Whitby is the author of The Unspoken: A Balland and Anthology of the Mind available on Amazon. Be sure to check out his Writing Corner Wednesday profile to learn more about him and what inspires his stories. Join The Writing Wall Blog on Saturday, August 8th for a review of this book too at 6 pm (EST). Malcolm will be reading right here on this bonus podcast episode. To stay up to date on all the latest Writing Corner Wednesday scribes visit the blog and follow us at https://hawkssn.wixsite.com/thewritingwall.
August 06, 2020
Writer of the Week & Corner Promos
This promo is for our upcoming Writing Corner Wednesday author, poet, and artist who will debut on August 5th at 8 a.m. on the blog. They will also be doing an author reading at 6 p.m. that evening. Listeners will also get to learn who our August 3rd Writer of the Week is! There is also a chance for you to enter to win a FREE copy of Dividing Ridge: The Unsolved Murder of Elva Brannock. To learn more follow The Writing Wall on Twitter @TheWritingWall or on IG @writingsonthewall85 to learn more or visit the blog page at https://hawkssn85.wixsite.com/thewritingwall.
July 29, 2020
NaNo, Writers, & Groups Oh My!
This podcast we will be talking about the infamous #NaNoWriMo event that takes social media by storm for indie writers and authors every July and September with comments from both Twitter & IG. We will also introduce our upcoming Writer of the Week for the Blog, and interview Ginger Collins of Alleghany Writers about the pros and cons of joining a writers group. A book review, Shameless Self Promo Shout Outs, and even a bonus segment with some exciting news are featured. Visit the blog at https://hawkssn85.wixsite.com/thewritingwall, or Alleghany Writers at www.alleghanywriters.com to learn more about Ginger and the group.
July 25, 2020
Writing Corner Wednesday: Despoina Kemeridou
If you love fairy tales, love stories, and time travel then you will love Desponia Kemeridou. In this podcast, she discusses her first book titled Fated to Meet You a love/time travel novel and will read from her latest book which is not yet available titled Mark of a Demon. Her whimsical stories echo of movies like Enchanted, The Princess Bride, and books like The Time Travelers Wife. To follow Desponia visit her on Twitter and IG using the handle: @DKemeridou and don't miss her exclusive author reading from her new book during this Writing Corner Wednesday bonus episode! Visit The Writing Wall Blog and Podcast page to learn more: https://hawkssn85.wixsite.com/thewritingwall
July 15, 2020
The Package Deal
In this episode, I am spotlighting an indie author from the Writing Community, Bryan Quinn, and his novel The Package. Listeners will get to hear some out-takes/bloopers from my interview with @BroTimAnders who can be found on Twitter. Our new Writer of the Week announcement is also coming, and of course, it isn't Saturday unless I do the Shameless Self-Promo Shout Outs! To visit the blog go to the following link: https://hawkssn85.wixsite.com/thewritingwall. Before the end of this week's episode, be sure to listen to the bonus segment of Katrina R. Lippolis' poems. Online Writing Groups Mentioned in this Podcast may be found at the following websites https://www.inkedvoices.com/ and https://www.scribophile.com/
July 11, 2020
Writing Corner Wednesday: Rambling Rhymes
Meet Barsha Priyadarshini aka @ramblingrhymes from Instagram! She joined me earlier last week to discuss her poetry and her plans for the future. Barsha is from India and her poems, when read by her, are powerful and transformative in their energy. If you would like to be featured on the Blog or considered for a Writing Corner Wednesday reading, drop your information on the blog's main page in the contact section. Be sure and join us Saturday, July 11th for our full-length podcast and Shameless Self Promo Saturday shout outs too. Blog site: wkssn85.wixsite.com/thewritingwall
July 08, 2020
Episode 3: Short Stories, Snacks & Shout Out Saturday
This podcast will feature The Writing Wall's first podcast interviewee. He is a local indie writer and a short storyteller from right here in the Blue Ridge Mountains. Tim Anders! We will dive into the art of storytelling, tips, and divulge our favorite "writerly" snacks. I will also announce the winner of the podcast contest while giving some Shameless Self Promo Saturday shout outs and more. Catch me on the WIX app by going to the following to join Wix: https://t.co/er83uUh27p. But if you already have the app? Use the invite code: BFGJPY
June 27, 2020
Shameless Self Promo Saturday!!!
It's finally here! Shameless Self Promo Saturdays will never be the same. This episode is filled with my first shoutouts to those in the Writing Community online and we will be covering everything from author Brandon D. Henry's spooky tales and poetry to our upcoming Writer of the Week. This episode will also feature an indie author from my own local community, discover her children's books, and more. There is a fun surprise towards the end with an indie-author/writer contest. To get all the latest updates follow me on Twitter @TheWritingWall or on Instagram @writingsonthewall85. To learn more about how you can receive a shout-out or have your book featured in the Writer of the Week blog post, visit https://hawkssn85.wixsite.com/thewritingwall.
June 13, 2020
The Writing Wall Intro Podcast
This podcast will welcome authors, writers, and artists to the Writing Wall Podcast. Details about The Writing Wall blog and upcoming segments will also be featured. To learn more visit The Writing Wall on Twitter @TheWritingWall or on Instagram using the handle @writingsonthewall85. To see the blog visit the following link: https://hawkssn85.wixsite.com/thewritingwall.
June 06, 2020