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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. If interested in participating, or if you would like more information please look for me on Twitter @TheWritingWall or Instagram @writingsonthewall85 or visit my website hawkssn85.wixsite.com/thewritingwall
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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.
06:36
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. 
38:45
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. 
32:55
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. 
35:50
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. 
38:32
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. 
18:40
March 3, 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. 
37:17
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
38:36
February 17, 2021
America's Dad
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
36:29
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 
23:01
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
27:49
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. 
12:04
January 9, 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. 
01:04
November 6, 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. 
08:41
November 4, 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 
32:16
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. 
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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. 
23:16
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! 
18:10
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. 
19:48
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. 
30:11
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 
25:31
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.
30:19
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
05:42
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. 
33:45
August 8, 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.  
08:12
August 6, 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. 
05:37
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. 
48:60
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
12:56
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/
22:29
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 
12:34
July 8, 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
29:29
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. 
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June 13, 2020
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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.
05:58
June 6, 2020