Finding the Magic
By Tricia Copeland
What makes you love a book? I find my favorite stories are those where I'm crying with the MC, celebrating their victories, and screaming at their missteps. Welcome to Finding the Magic, a podcast all about books, plots, characters, and the authors that create them.
I write young adult fantasy and sci-fi dystopian, as well as fun and inspiring romances. Listen in as I highlight books and authors from these genres as well as mysteries, thrillers, and horror. Find me and intro to my books at triciacopeland.com or all my links at linktr.ee/triciacopeland
I write young adult fantasy and sci-fi dystopian, as well as fun and inspiring romances. Listen in as I highlight books and authors from these genres as well as mysteries, thrillers, and horror. Find me and intro to my books at triciacopeland.com or all my links at linktr.ee/triciacopeland
S2 E51 with YA Fantasy Author A. N. Sage
I'm so excited to have hosted A. N. Sage on my podcast. I think we may be separated at birth twins. More about A. N. Sage... A.N. Sage is a bestselling author of young adult fantasy. She has spent most of her life waiting to meet a witch, vampire, or at least get haunted by a ghost. In between failed seances and many questionable outfit choices, she developed a keen eye for the extra-ordinary. When not writing, she spends her free time reading and binge-watching television shows in her pajamas. Currently, she resides in Toronto, Canada with her husband who is not a creature of the night. Find her and her books here: www.ansage.ca
September 16, 2022
S2 E50 With YA Fantasy Author Kay L. Moody
Kay L. Moody is the YA fantasy author of COURT OF BITTER THORN and THE ELEMENTS OF THE CROWN. Her books feature rich world building, slow burn romance, mythical creatures, and twisty plots. As a lover of strong female characters, books, and the color pink, she enjoys diving into magical worlds where characters can overcome even their darkest struggles. She lives in the western United States with her husband and four sons. Connect with Kay directly when you follow her on social media. Facebook Instagram Twitter Facebook READER GROUP Goodreads BookBub TikTok Pinterest Etsy Shop
September 09, 2022
S2 E49 With All Things Tudor Deb Hunter
USA Today bestselling author and historian Deb Hunter writes as Hunter S. Jones. She owns the All Things Tudor publication, social media network and Facebook group which has over 30,000 members. She has been involved in academic projects at Harvard University, The University of Texas, UCLA, Vanderbilt University, the University of Tennessee, and was part of the Dangerous Women Project developed by the University of Edinburgh in Scotland. Deb publishes independently as well as through traditional platforms, and has actively promoted the craft of historical writing through affiliation with many professional groups, including Society of Authors founded by Lord Tennyson, the Royal Historical Society, the Society of U.S. Intellectual History, the Atlanta Historical Society, the American Historical Association, the Organization of American Historians, She has just been added to the esteemed Atlanta Press Club which accepts journalists and authors of achievement. She is currently represented by Past Preservers Casting, U.K. who can be reached at firstname.lastname@example.org. When she isn't writing, talking or tweeting about kings, queens and rock stars, she lives in Atlanta, Nashville and Chattanooga TN with her Scottish-born husband. Email: deb@AllThingsTudor.com Twitter: @theDebATL Facebook: @theDebATL IG: @theDebATL
September 06, 2022
S2 E48 with Dystopian Author Lindsey Pogue
About Lindsey Pogue Beautifully broken characters. Breathtaking love stories. Raw emotion you can feel deep in your bones. ★ ★ ★ ★ ★ "Fabulous reading! Fabulous characters that breathe life into every action and reaction! Fabulous writing from an author with an amazing imagination!" - Tome Tender Book Reviews Lindsey Pogue is a genre-bending fiction author, best known for her soul-stirring, post-apocalyptic survival series, Savage North Chronicles and Forgotten Lands. As an avid romance reader with a master’s in history and culture, Lindsey’s adventures cross genres and push boundaries, weaving together facts, fantasy, and timeless love stories of epic proportions. Lindsey is a dyslexic, taco loving nature girl who enjoys sunsets, bonfires, and a nice cold gin lemonade on a warm summer night. She wrote her first story about birds in 3rd grade, completed her first new adult manuscript in high school, and has been writing tales of love and friendship, history and adventure ever since. When she’s not plotting her next epic storyline, or dreaming up new, brooding characters, she’s wrapped in blankets watching monster flicks with her own leading man. Lindsey and her husband live in Northern California with their rescue cats, Beast and Blue. Claim your FREE copy of Borne of Sand and Scorn: www.lindseypogue.com/newsletter Access the VIP Reader Vault: www.lindseypogue.com/newsletter FOLLOW LINDSEY'S SHENANIGANS: ★ Subscribe to Patreon for early releases and exclusive stories! https://www.patreon.com/lindseypogue
September 02, 2022
S2 E47 with Romance Author Parker J. Cole
Parker J Cole is an author, speaker, and radio host with an obsession with the Lord, Star Trek, K-dramas, anime, romance books, old movies, speculative fiction, and knitting. An on and off Mountain Dew and marshmallows addict, she writes to fill the void the sugar left behind. Visit her site at www.ParkerJCole.com
August 31, 2022
S2 E46 with Fantasy Author Carlyle Labuschagne
Carlyle is a USA Today bestselling author from South Africa, who has won an award for her SF fantasy series the Broken Trilogy. This series broke ground not only in her country but in many where the genre of SF is concerned. Mixing African tales into worlds most of her readers describe as highly imaginative and unique. Her Dystopian Romance book, Dead of Night is a multi-award nominated tale set in a world where love is outlawed, described by readers as breathing new life into the genre. Her goal as an author is to touch people's lives, and help others love their differences and one another by delivering strong messages of faith, love and hope within each world she writes about. She loves creating villains you have a hate, love relationship with and always explores imperfection as a strength in her heroes and supporting characters. Find Carlyle and her books here: https://carlylelabuschagnebooks.com/
August 26, 2022
S2 E45: With Sci-Fi & Horror Author P. D. Alleva
"This author delivers on each and every count. And he does it in style!" ~ Laura D. Child The Magic Book Corner (Top 5 Goodreads Reviewer)PD Alleva writes thrillers. Whether those thrillers are Sci-Fi Fantasy’s about Alien Vampires attempting to subjugate the human race, or steeped in a haunting horror novel, or an urban fantasy with supernatural themes, PD always provides readers with a profound, entertaining, and satisfying reader experience, in a new genre he has coined as alternative fiction. His novels blend mystery, conspiracy, psychology, and action with the supernatural, horror, fantasy, and science fiction. Alternative fiction is PD's attempt at describing what readers uncover in any one of his books, a new discovery towards mainstream storytelling. He's been writing since childhood, creating and developing stories with brash and impactful concepts he describes are metaphors for the shifting energies that exist in the universe. PD lives inside of his own universe, working diligently on the Sci-Fi/Fantasy series, The Rose Vol. II, the urban fantasy novella series, Girl on a Mission, and Jigglyspot and the Zero Intellect, PD’s upcoming horror thriller. Find P. D. Alleva here: https://pdalleva.com/
August 24, 2022
S2 E44 with Illustrator & Mythical Artist Matt Maes
Matt Maes is the illustrator for the recently released YA mythology legend, Azreya, Aztec Priestess, written by Tricia Copeland. Matt Maes of Quantum Keyhole studio is a Mythical Painter and Creative Educator. The mission of Quantum Keyhole is to enhance the creative aspect in as many lives as possible. Matt aims to create art for people who share his love of myth and creativity. He endeavors to create ways for you to have deep, meaningful encounters with reflections of yourself. He believes that creativity lives within our spirits and is accessible to everyone, is a potential to be unlocked and shared with the world. He invites you to join in exploring worlds of wonder within the doorways of our spirits. Website: https://www.quantumkeyholestudio.com/
August 19, 2022
S2 E43 Interview with Author E. V. Everest
E.V. Everest is a tween to teen fantasy author. Ever since she discovered the summer reading program, she's been unstoppable. After all, if books contain worlds, she's pretty much an intergalactic traveler, right? When she's not visiting other worlds or inventing her own, Evelina enjoys drinking too much coffee, playing her trombone, and petting her four fur babies. Join E.V.'s newsletter and get a free novella! Learn more at www.evelinaeverest.com.
August 09, 2022
S2 E42 with Sci-Fi Author Thomas Kast
Thomas Kast is an award-winning independent photojournalist and illustrator based in Zurich, Switzerland and has published a number of photography art books. Thomas spent a big part of his life in Israel, where he taught graphic design, photography, and illustration at the Shenkar College of Engineering and Design and other Israeli colleges. An incongruous rhetorician with Asperger’s syndrome, Thomas always knows best despite all evidence pointing to the contrary. Long time in the making, his debut novel — a philosophical science fiction piece, the Great Convergence — evokes many of the author’s real-life experiences fused with his unhinged fantasies. Find all of Thomas's work at https://thomaskast.com/.
August 02, 2022
S2 E41 - With Fantasy Sci-Fi Author S. G. Blaise
S.G. was born in a faraway land of castles, monarchies and fallen dictatorships, aka Hungary. Hollywood movies were forbidden under Soviet oppression during her childhood, but her dad smuggled them in anyway, risking his life so that his children could experience the magic and hope inherent in those stories. She watched rebellions unfold in real time. Journeyed across the Atlantic Ocean for love. She ended up in sunny California, where she is living her dream — writing stories and annoying family member. Everyone can find her on social media platforms listed below. Instagram: @sgblaiseofficial Twitter: @SGBlaiseAuthor Facebook: /thelastlumenian TikTok: @sgblaiseofficial However, viewers can get access to exclusive content by signing up for my newsletter through the link below. https://mailchi.mp/8573ac89f62f/sg-bla
July 29, 2022
S2 E40 - Interview with Sci-Fi Fantasy Author Claudia Blood
Claudia Blood’s love of epic fantasies led her from life as a research scientist right into that of an award-winning author. With works such as the Relic trilogy, Merged series, and the Supernatural Detective Agency, Claudia Blood’s work covers a wide range of genres and themes that have captivated many. Juggling her roles as a wife, mom, and pet-wrangler doesn’t leave much free time, but what time Claudia has is filled to the brim with creating sci-fi and fantasy novels set in some worlds that are slightly familiar and some that are totally unique and new. Taking inspiration from all kinds of media, from Dungeons & Dragons to the Dresden Filesas well as Alan Dean Foster and so much more, Claudia Blood crafts stories that entice readers and keep them wondering what will happen next. https://linktr.ee/AuthorClaudiaBlood
July 26, 2022
S2 E39 with MG, YA, and Adult Horror Author Kelly Martin
Today Kelly shared about her upcoming releases and an exclusive tidbit about her fall release, the title to her upcoming vampire novel which will be the first book in a trilogy. Kelly Martin lives in a possibly haunted house in a small southern town. While she'd like to say paranormal things have only happened to her at her home, it would be a lie... She is an active member of the Horror Writers Association and author of horror, paranormal, contemporary, historical, young adult, and mysteries. All of Kelly's books have one thing in common-- imagine the real world is tilted slightly on its side. You don't really know what's going on, what's missing, but there is a tilt, a hum you can barely hear, telling you that something is off. Find Kelly on her website at: http://www.kellymartinbooks.com/ On TikTok: https://www.tiktok.com/@kellymartinbooks On YouTube: https://www.youtube.com/c/KellyMartinBooks
July 22, 2022
S2 E38 with Urban Fantasy Author Dave Dobson
Find out the secret to how Dave names his chapters in our discussion about his urban fantasy books. A native of Ames, Iowa, Dave loves writing, reading, boardgames, computer games, improv comedy, pizza, barbarian movies, and the cheaper end of the Taco Bell menu. Also, his wife and kids. Dave is the author of Snood, Snoodoku, Snood Towers, and other computer games. Dave first published Snood in 1996, and it became one of the most popular shareware games of the early Internet. He’s recently published some puzzle card games in the Doctor Esker’s Notebook series. Dave taught geology, environmental studies, and computer programming at Guilford College for 24 years. He does improv comedy at the Idiot Box in Greensboro, North Carolina. He’s also played the world’s largest tuba in concert. Not that that is relevant, but it’s still kinda cool. Flames Over Frosthelm was Dave’s first novel, released in 2019. He followed it a year later with Traitors Unseen and The Outcast Crown, then Daros in 2021 and The Woeling Lass in 2022. He’s currently at work on another sci-fi novel and a contemporary thriller.
July 15, 2022
S2 E37 with Fantasy Author Carla Kerr
Carl lives in Ireland with a husband and three insane cats, teaches English, and enjoys cocktails, Pagan gatherings, superhero comics, shopping, and penpalling. Not necessarily all at the same time. Swords and sorcery is where she likes to live, but I hope to do more actual writing than staring at a blank screen and daydreaming. Watch this space! If you're joining me for the ride, welcome, and I hope you enjoy it. Find all of Carla's book with her Amazon author page here: https://www.amazon.com/Carla-Kerr/
July 12, 2022
S2 E36 - Interview with Romance Author Angela Cairns
Thank you for your wonderful reviews for TOUCH - a poignant story of resilience and redemption. Brett made a decision that would change Ellie Rose's life forever. An evocative story of lovers, friends, found-family and healing, told against the backdrop of Britain in the turbulent 1990's. If you like Nicholas Sparks' books, you'll love TOUCH Available in E-book, paperback, large print and in Kindle Unlimited Visit my website to receive free prequel novella titled, "PARADISE" DILEMMA - the second in the series will be available to pre-order July 2022 The man she loves is offering his hand and heart. So why is Ellie Rose avoiding the issue? As Mark’s frustration with her grows, and a new friend brings more confusion, Ellie sees her ideal world begin to unravel. More used to advising others, when Ellie finds her own fears resurfacing, she wonders if she will ever make peace with the past. BLOOM the third in series will be released in September 2022
July 08, 2022
S2 E35 with Audiobook Narrator of To be a Fae Guardian Jillian Yetter
Behind the scenes of the audiobook, To be a Fae Guardian with Jillian Yetter and author Tricia Copeland. Learn about Jillian bringing Titania and the host of characters from the Realm Chronicles series to life in the newest addition to audiobook format, To be a Fae Guardian. Also, listen to the retail sample to get a glimpse into the story. More about To be a Fae Guardian from the back cover... She may be the only fae standing between her realm and the evil lurking below. Will Titania be given the power she needs? Titania defeats a group of creatures threatening to colonize Middle Earth. In ending them she broke not one but two edicts of the High Council. But justice may fall on the only person holding the key to her ability to defend the fae. The evil spirits manifesting the terrorists lurk below, lying in wait to strike again. With loss of a much-needed ally, she lacks freedom to learn what the realm may be facing. Worse yet, many, even some most trusted compatriots, distance themselves from the reckless Queen she’s painted to be. Her power shackled and left alone, Titania loses faith in her once clear path. Can she find her footing in time to save them all from eternal darkness? To Be a Fae Guardian is the second book in the Realm Chronicles series, continuing a magical journey into the realm of Middle Earth. If you like dauntless heroines, you’ll love Tricia Copeland’s gripping fantasy. Get To be a Fae Guardian to spiral into a new world. Book Links: Audible: https://amzn.to/3HTXfL6 Amazon: https://amzn.to/3o70aqq Universal: https://books2read.com/u/mB2kBp iTunes: https://books.apple.com/gb/audiobook/to-be-a-fae-guardian-realm-chronicles-book-2-unabridged/id1628426941 Series: https://amzn.to/3kG8a0T Goodreads: https://www.goodreads.com/book/show/59562875-to-be-a-fae-guardian Author Links: Newsletter: https://lp.constantcontactpages.com/su/5OvUXxI/tricacopelandauthor Facebook: www.facebook.com/TriciaCopelandAuthor Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/authortriciacopeland/ Twitter: www.twitter.com/tcbrzostowicz Pinterest www.pinterest.com/triciacopelanda/ Youtube: https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCBHpvjj9L3od2SLTS4zJTjA BookBub: https://www.bookbub.com/profile/tricia-copeland Amazon Author Page: https://amzn.to/3doJwfO Goodreads: https://www.goodreads.com/author/show/14055439.Tricia_Copeland Smashwords: https://www.smashwords.com/profile/view/triciabrz SoundCloud: https://soundcloud.com/triciacopelandauthor Spotify: https://open.spotify.com/user/ifeb99flsif4wvykon62pzlu2?si=8nmEWMM9Smq0bmBAm4_h6Q
June 30, 2022
S2 E34 with Author Abigail Linhardt
Abi has been a writer all her life, but is a mentor at heart. When she is not writing, you can find her slaying enemies online or hunting for the next bohemian adventure. She has published works of fiction, poetry, academia, and even won awards for her short stories in science fiction and horror. Abi is also a proud mom of two…ferrets! She live streams on Twitch where you can enjoy her terrible gaming skills and join the live discussion. She works part-time as a freelance ghostwriter, editor, and audiobook narrator, hoping to one day make these passions her full-time job. She currently resides in Kansas. She is one of nine children--all who share the creative spark Website: www.abigaillinhardt.com Facebook: www.facebook.com/abilinhardt Instagram: @promthanius Twitter: @promthanius TikTok: www.tiktok.com/@promthanius
June 24, 2022
S1 E33 with Author Natasha D. Lane
Natasha D. Lane is a friend of most things caffeinated, a lover of books, and a writing warrior to her core. As a believer that “the pen is mightier than the sword,” she graduated from Juniata College in 2015 with hopes to become a journalist. Instead, life took her on a different path, and Natasha found herself digging up a manuscript from her childhood. This dusty stack of papers would become the first book in her Pariah Child series-- a series that was her launch into self-publishing. Since completing her first series, Natasha has continued exploring the fantasy and science fiction genres to make sense of a chaotic yet interesting world. Website: https://linktr.ee/NDLWrites
June 21, 2022
S2 E32 with Author Adam Fleming
Adam G. Fleming is an author whose humorous fiction work often focuses on people who travel. Adam has recently completed a 5 book series called the Satchel Pong Chronicles, a lighthearted steampunk fantasy adventure. He has also authored 7 other books in a variety of genres. Adam has worked in a broad variety of jobs including healthcare, education, coaching and factory work. Adam lives in Goshen, Indiana, with his wife of 23 years and four children. Links: www.adamgfleming.com IG: instagram.com/adam_g_fleming FB: facebook.com/adamgflemingauthor email agf@adamgfleming Amazon: https://www.amazon.com/Adam-G-Fleming/e/B00MJ4FDVQ?ref=sr_ntt_srch_lnk_1&qid=1643641558&sr=1-1
June 17, 2022
S2 E31 with guest author Ethan Mawyer
Ethan Mawyer was born in 1982 in Long Island, New York, and still lives on the same island. He enjoys many things, and those things do not include condensing thirty years of life into one paragraph. Missing Parts is his first published book, but he plans to write others. Find Ethan and all his books at https://www.amazon.com/Ethan-Mawyer/e/B00IPQ50CY.
June 14, 2022
S1 E30 with Fantasy Author Elizabeth Morris
Elizabeth Morris graduated with her bachelor's degree in Creative Writing and English from Southern New Hampshire University in 2020. Her first book Tiger's Blood she self-published in 2016 when she was 17 years old. She loves her cats and her family. She is currently working on the Blood of the Beast series and finds inspiration through music, nature and traveling. Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/elizabeth.morris.1401/ Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/lizlovestowrite/ Twitter: https://twitter.com/lizlovestowrite
June 07, 2022
S2 E29 with Fantasy Authors Lori & Brendan O'Gara
Brendan and Lori O’Gara write in the fantasy, contemporary fiction and nonfiction genres. They have published novels together and individually. The O’Garas reside just a few miles from where they grew up on Perdido Key, Florida. When not at the beach, writing or reading, they can be found wandering the stacks in a library, perusing antique stores and thrift shops, playing tabletop role playing games, or spending time with their family. A large blended family that consists of six children, seven grandchildren and one dog named Harley Quinn. Find their books here: https://the-ogaras.com/
June 03, 2022
S2 E28 with Fantasy Author Elizabeth Lavender
Elizabeth Lavender is the author of the Sunspear series. The first book in the sci-fi series is called The Spinning of Deception, the second book is Deception's Hold, and the third book is Shadowed Bonds. I'm currently working on the next book in the series. Originally from the Alabama coast, I currently live in the Dallas area with my husband and my two children. I have a Master’s degree in counseling, a bachelor’s degree in psychology, and a minor in English. I enjoy science fiction and fantasy and hope to bring that same enjoyment to others. I also enjoy suspense novels. However, as long as the storyline is intriguing, I’ll give other genres a try. My reading spans from Les Misérables to Shakespeare to the Percy Jackson series to anything written by Ted Dekker or Frank Peretti. I work full-time and have been at the same company for over twenty years happily. I’m a huge football fan and have a decent throwing arm, despite what my oldest son says when he practices throwing the football with me. Although I enjoy Texas, I love going home to Alabama to visit. Besides visiting family and friends, it’s nice to be back near the water again and enjoy the amazing seafood. https://elizabethlavender.net https://twitter.com/Elavenderauthor https://facebook.com/elizabethlavender.author https://instagram.com/elizabethlavender.author https://www.amazon.com/Elizabeth-Lavender/e/B07ZLS4G93 https://www.bookbub.com/authors/elizabeth-lavender https://www.goodreads.com/author/show/19685019.Elizabeth_Lavender Universal Book Links: https://books2read.com/TheSpinningOfDeception https://books2read.com/Deceptions-Hold https://books2read.com/ShadowedBonds
May 31, 2022
S2 E27 with Fantasy Author Jennifer Tempest
Jennifer Tempest was born and raised in Edmonton, Alberta, where she lives with her partner and large cat. She started writing stories at age eight and her imagination has continued to grow over the years. Jennifer loves to read and travel to gain inspiration for her creations. Often including her friends in her works of fiction, Jennifer writes to make people smile and feel enjoyment. Facebook Instagram Goodreads Website
May 27, 2022
S2 E26 New Romance Release by Maria Jane
Blurb: She’s definitely attracted to his type and he seems as close to perfect as a guy could get. Only problem, she’d sworn off dating hot, muscled, athletic types for good. Wronged by a string of jocks, Bree creates a hard rule: no dating athletes. Further, she enacts a list of other guidelines to protect a fragile heart. As per the rules, coffee meetups don’t count as dates, lunch doesn’t count as a date, there will be no physical displays of affection until after a real date, and no sex until he commits to an exclusive relationship. Enter Nate. Tall and muscular with deep blue eyes and dark hair, he’s the perfect clone for the guys that hurt her before. If it walks like a duck, it’s a duck, right? Enter Steven. She could not have ordered a more perfect person. Okay, so he is muscular, but not too tall. Be he’s also focused on his career. Definitely the mature man she’s been looking for. When Bree allows herself to give in to her feelings, sparks fly. They’re happier than could be imagined. But being a couple is about more than just the two of them. Family, religion, location, and money all factor in. Can they meet in the middle? Read As Close to Perfect to get swept away in this perfectly imperfect melding of lives! Book Links: Amazon: https://amzn.to/3MukigN Universal: https://books2read.com/u/4DPyEO Series: https://amzn.to/3OBplOf Goodreads: https://www.goodreads.com/book/show/60883068-as-close-to-perfect Author Bio: Romance author Maria Jane believes in the power of love. She sees that love may look messy and take a winding path, but there is magic in the journey. Her books are filled with fun moments, sweet gestures, surprising turns, and characters searching for their happily-ever-after. Craving your next HEA and/or HFN read? Find all of Maria’s Perfect romances, formerly writing as Tricia Copeland, and dive into a fun love story today at mariajaneromance.com. Author Links: Amazon: https://amzn.to/39gxK9L Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/TriciaCopelandAuthor/ Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/mariajaneromance/ Twitter: https://twitter.com/tcbrzostowicz TikTok: https://www.tiktok.com/@mariajaneromance Pinterest: https://www.pinterest.com/triciacopelanda/ Goodreads: https://www.goodreads.com/user/show/150534446-maria-jane YouTube: https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCBHpvjj9L3od2SLTS4zJTjA Newsletter: https://lp.constantcontactpages.com/su/oUJIZ4N/mariajaneromance
May 24, 2022
S2 E25 with Tiffany Quay Tyson
Author of the The Past is Never, winner of the 2018 Willie Morris Award for Southern Fiction, the 2018 Janet Heidinger Kafka Prize, the 2019 Mississippi Institute of Arts and Letters Award for Fiction, and the Mississippi Library Association’s Mississippi Author Award for Adult Fiction. Author of Three Rivers, a novel. Shorter work at McSweeney’s Internet Tendency, The Rumpus Funny Women, The Belladonna Comedy, Slackjaw, Smokelong Quarterly and more. Find Tiffany's books here: https://www.tiffanyquaytyson.com/
May 17, 2022
S2 E24 with fantasy author Laura Drake
Laura Drake is the youngest of five children and grew up in AR (that’s Arkansas, not Arizona) until she moved to Provo, Utah to attend Brigham Young University at eighteen. She graduated with a degree in Elementary Education and worked as a teacher for a few years in Utah until she moved to Tokyo, Japan. She spent two amazing years there, making new friends and memories while following her dream of living abroad. Now, she's working on her new dream: becoming an author. She is a firm believer that you can choose to be happy if you can learn to be thankful. When she isn’t writing short stories or books with her roommates she enjoys reading, playing ultimate frisbee and board games, and spending time with her family and friends. She is a member of The Church Of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints. She is passionate about time management and finances and loves helping people make budgets. If you have any comments about the story she loves to hear from readers so feel free to email her at email@example.com. Find all her books here: https://www.amazon.com/Laura-Drake/e/B07S213RKK
May 13, 2022
S2 E23 with P.M. Amaras & Paul Driggere
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May 10, 2022
S2 E22 with fantasy author Jan Foster
By day, Jan juggles consultancy work with her family, but by night she sneaks off, into the past. Her penchant for sprinkling history with magic is fueled by coffee and Cadburys. When not writing, Jan takes her dogs and small monsters into the countryside, especially if there is a castle or historic building there with a cosy coffee shop in which to escape the rain of Manchester, England. Find Jan here: Websites: www.escapeintoatale.com (Author Website) www.mitchandmooch.com Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/janfosterauthor Amazon Author Page: https://www.amazon.com/~/e/B084LF154S Blog: https://escapeintoatale.com/short-stories-and-articles/ Twitter: https://twitter.com/escapeintoatale Goodreads: https://www.goodreads.com/author/show/20093349.Jan_Foster Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/jan.foster.author/ Smashwords: https://www.smashwords.com/profile/view/JanFoster LinkTree https://linktr.ee/janfosterauthor
May 06, 2022
S2 E21 with Bruno Martin Soares, Author
Bruno Martins Soares writes fiction since he was 12 years old, and his first book, 'O Massacre' (The Massacre), a collection of short stories, came out in Portugal in 1998. It was followed by several contributions to newspapers, magazines, and other collective books. In 1996, he won the National Young Creators Award for Writing, representing Portugal at the 1997 Torino Young Creators of Europe and the Mediterranean Fair, where his short-story 'Mindsweeper' was translated and published in Italian. His first novel 'A Saga de Alex 9' (The Alex 9 Saga) was published in Portugal in 2012, by publisher Saída de Emergência, within a series that features authors like George R.R.Martin or Bernard Cornwell. The Portuguese version of 'The Dark Sea War Chronicles' (A Batalha da Escuridão) was published by Editorial Divergência. He worked in Project Development for Television and was a journalist and a communications, HR and management consultant before settling as a writer. He was also an international correspondent in Portugal for Jane's Defense Weekly and a researcher for The Washington Post. He wrote several plays and short and full-length pictures' screenplays, and he wrote and produced English-spoken Castaway Entertainment's full-length feature film 'Regret', distributed in the USA and Canada in 2015. He lives and works in Lisbon. He now writes under two different 'brands': Bruno Martins Soares for scifi/fantasy and B.Martins Soares for more literary/realistic literature. Follow him on Amazon at https://www.amazon.com/Bruno-Martins-Soares/e/B0754WSPL2
May 03, 2022
S2 E20 with author Erika Krouse of Tell Me Everything
Tell Me Everything: The Story of a Private Investigation (Flatiron/Macmillan). Released March 15, 2022, available here on Bookshop and here on Amazon (hardcover, Kindle, audiobook). Other books by Erika: Contenders and Come Up and See Me Sometime Book Project Faculty at Lighthouse Writers Workshop www.erikakrouse.com
April 29, 2022
S2 E19 with fantasy author Jason DeGray
From Jason... Welcome to the Realm of Possibility! My name is Jason and I'm a writer. I know. I know. In a world where anyone and everyone can be (and usually is) an artist, being an artist really doesn't mean much. But let me tell you a secret: I'm not just an artist, I'm an Imagination Wizard. I practice artful magic. All of my books and stories are doorways into other worlds, not mere tales. I weave the magic of my imagination into everything I put into text and create a vivid phantasmagoria of adventure, romance, horror and suspense. This is what I do and what I offer to you. Find Jason and his books here: https://www.amazon.com/Jason-DeGray/e/B002VU4AEE
April 26, 2022
S2 E18 with Kimberly T. Hennessy fantasy author
Wide eye and cheery, I’m quirky with a side of kook, aka The Slow Writer, but I gravitate towards dystopian stories for their doom and gloom, and because they're cool! If I'm not writing, I'm plotting my next family trip with my husband and two kids and our potbelly black cat. For more VIP info on The Slow Writer sign up to my newsletter. https://kimberlythennessy.com/
April 22, 2022
S2 E17 with fantasy sci-fi author Patrick LeClerc
Name: Patrick LeClerc Genus: Writicus Deadbeaticus Habitat: Comfortable in any given hive of scum and villainy Nest: Sturdy cardboard boxes, often under bridges, floored with nice, soft, empty liquor bottles Traits: Never met a promotion he couldn’t sabotage or a powerful ally he couldn’t alienate. Will be steadfastly loyal to anyone who is in no position to do him a favor. When not writing, he is known to jockey ambulances, brew his own beer, dodge creditors, and fence. With swords, not stolen goods, which surprises those who know him well. Find all his books at http://www.inkandbourbon.com/
April 19, 2022
S2 E16 with fantasy author E.G. Creel
The Immortal - Emma just turned 40 and has finally decided to begin living her best life. She books a vacation to a resort on a French Polynesian Island only to find herself on the dinner menu of an immortal Viking. If she keeps her wits, and with a little luck maybe she'll make it off the island alive. The Immortal is an action-packed contemporary fantasy novel. Find it here: https://www.goodreads.com/book/show/59358008-the-immortal
April 15, 2022
S2 E15 with J.E. Taylor Fantasy Author
From that moment on, she hasn’t looked back. In addition to being co-owner of Novel Concept Publishing, Ms. Taylor also moonlights as a Senior Editor of Allegory E-zine, an online venue for Science Fiction, Fantasy and Horror, and co-host of the popular YouTube talk show Spilling Ink. She lives in New Hampshire with her husband and during the summer months enjoys her weekends on the shore in southern Maine. Website https://JETaylor75.com Facebook Page: https://www.facebook.com/JETaylor/ Facebook Reader Group: https://www.facebook.com/groups/JETReaderClub LinkedIn: https://www.linkedin.com/in/jtaylor8/ Amazon Author Page: https://www.amazon.com/J-E-Taylor/e/B003FER8M6 Goodreads: https://www.goodreads.com/author/show/3153969.J_E_Taylor Bookbub: https://www.bookbub.com/authors/j-e-taylor Twitter: https://twitter.com/JETaylor75 Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/jetaylor75/
April 12, 2022
S2 E14 with Alma Alexander, Duchess of Fantasy
You may be wondering. Well, it’s real. Way back in the shadows of the Middle Ages, an ancient ancestor walked (or should I say LIMPED) away from a big medieval battlefield having done enough service to his liege lord to merit the reward of a dukedom. (The limping is important, incidentally. It earned his descendants the surname that is translatable as ‘son of the gimp’ – and that was my maiden name.) The Dukedom, of course, no longer exists and the family fractured in the years of the Ottoman Empire’s rule, some converting under pressure, other proudly not – either way, the family line is traced directly… to me. That which my ancestors ruled as Dukes over is long gone – but as their descendant, a Duchess I really AM, I have a coat of arms and EVERYTHING, and I’m just attaching the title to “Fantasy” as opposed to a titular dukedom long vanished into the mists of history. Alma Alexander, Duchess of Fantasy, at your service. Find out more here: https://almaalexander.org/
April 06, 2022
S2 E13 with Sci-Fi Author Thomas Davis
From Thomas: I’ve always been a huge fan of science fiction and super hero comics. When I was a kid I used to write and draw my own crudely constructed comic-books. My drawings never caught up to my ideas which is why I took up writing. Versatile Layer is a Science Fiction novel series that I have planned to write for some time. I went ahead and published it myself. The goal is to eventually expand into other forms of media. I believe the VL universe and characters transcend the page and would even make for a great cinematic universe some day. Find Thomas and his books on his website here: https://www.versatile-layer.com/
March 30, 2022
S2 E12 with Fantasy Author Adam Gaffen
A few words from Adam... I was born in Maine, didn’t live there for long before my parents figured out that it was too bloody cold and moved south, all the way to Massachusetts. Grew up there and in Connecticut, lived in Maryland and Indiana for a while before moving back to Maine. Lived there for twenty years before I, too, decided the winters were too long. Of course, where do you to get away from long winters? COLORADO! Naturally. Married to a wonderful, inspirational, supportive woman; between us we have five kids, five dogs, and five cats. As for my writing, well, I’ve thrown a bunch out onto Amazon. There’s a couple Sherlock Holmes stories, a few horror-ish shorts, and then you get to my longer books: Refuge, a time-traveling take on vampire stories, and The Cassidy Chronicles. Triumph’s Ashes is the fifth book in the series and completes the Artemis War story arc. Find him here: Facebook: www.facebook.com/adamgaffenauthor www.facebook.com/groups/fansofadamgaffen Instagram: www.instagram.com/adamgaffen Website: https://cassidychronicles.com Amazon Author Page: https://amazon.com/adam-gaffen/e/b009qmiw3k YouTube: www.youtube.com/channel/UCMUOUwLc44PRcNVUvduMy0Q
March 23, 2022
S2 E10 with Isra Sravenheart Dark Fantasy Author
More about Isra Sravenheart USA Today and Amazon No1 Best-Seller. 😍 Dark Fantasy Fairytale Fanatic ✨🦄🐲🎃🔮 Avid Reader 📚 Witty Wordsmith 😆✏ Dragons and Villains are my forte 💪🙌👌😎 NL sign up: https://israsravenheart.eo.page/8px6s Linktree: https://linktr.ee/IsraSravenheart Tricia Copeland is a YA fantasy and dystopian author as well as romance author with upcoming titles under the pen name Maria Jane. Find her and her best selling and award winning books at https://www.triciacopeland.com/.
March 08, 2022
S2 E11 with Katharine E. Wibell
Katharine E. Wibell is a fantasy author. Find out all about her gods and goddesses of The Guardian's Speaker series. Out now, Vol. 5 at https://www.katharinewibellbooks.com where you can download a free starter story collection!
March 08, 2022
S2 E9 with Sci-fi author Mark Dowson
Mark Dowson is a sci-fi author of the ReCOgnition series! Find out all about this series on the podcast and find all of Mark's books on Goodreads at https://www.goodreads.com/author/show/5529445.Mark_Dowson.
March 02, 2022
S2 E8 with sci-fi fantasy author S.E. Anderson
S.E. Anderson can’t ever tell you where she’s from. Not because she doesn’t want to, but because it inevitably leads to a confusing conversation where she goes over where she was born (England) where she grew up (France) and where her family is from (USA) and it tends to make things very complicated. She’s lived pretty much her entire life in the South of France, except for a brief stint where she moved to Washington DC, or the eighty years she spent as a queen of Narnia before coming back home five minutes after she had left. She recently completed her masters of astrophysics and has started her PhD in planetary science. When she’s not writing, or trying to science, she’s either reading, designing, crafting, or attempting to speak with various woodland creatures in an attempt to get them to do household chores for her. She could also be gaming, or pretending she’s not watching anything on Netflix. Find all her books on Goodreads at: https://www.goodreads.com/author/show/16568264.S_E_Anderson
February 23, 2022
S2 E7 with urban fantasy author Zach Adams
Author Zach Adams has had a passion for writing and storytelling his entire life. However, he didn't decide to pursue it as a profession until he realized that working in retail was completely draining his remaining life force. And so, Adams set out to create a fascinating and captivating novel, which he achieved in his debut work, Dead Man Walking. Having a general distaste for his current reality, Zach aspires to escape into the science fiction and fantasy worlds that he creates. And by doing so, he aims to share this escapism with his readers (who are probably also incredibly tired of the current state of things). Zach was raised by an anthropomorphic ostrich, and is a seasoned time traveler. Coincidentally, he also enjoys making up utter nonsense about himself. Currently, Adams lives in Alaska with his cat Gamora (who he does not plan to sacrifice on Vormir). Find Zach at with his creative accomplice Jon Valentine at https://www.adamsvalentine.com/ and on Facebook at https://www.facebook.com/VadamsAlentine.
February 16, 2022
S2 E6 with romance author Allison Ashley
Allison Ashley is a science geek who enjoys coffee, craft beer, baking, and love stories. When she's not working at her day job as a clinical oncology pharmacist, she pens contemporary romances, usually with a medical twist. She lives in Oklahoma with her family and beloved rescue dog. Find Allison on Twitter, @AllisonAuthor and Instagram @AuthorAllisonAshley.
February 08, 2022
S2 E5 with Madilynn Dale and a Fae Shifter Series
Madilynn Dale is an author based out of Oklahoma City, Oklahoma, U.S. She writes fantasy, romance, and paranormal pieces primarily. She spends most of her day with her son, tending to her pets, and writing. Madilynn holds degrees in several areas. She has a Bachelor's Degree in Kinesiology from Southern Nazarene University, located in Oklahoma. She also has an Associates of Science degree in Physical Therapy Assistant Sciences from Oklahoma City Community College. She is licensed as a Physical Therapy Assistant in Oklahoma and works as a PRN therapist. Madilynn has enjoyed reading various forms of fiction and the occasional non-fiction story since she began reading as a young girl. Writing seemed to be another piece of this addiction to books, and she embraced it after becoming a mother. Writing is now a piece of her soul to be bared to the world. Madilynn's hobbies, when not writing, include reading, baking, crafting, hiking, and horseback riding. She loves to travel and explore. One day she hopes to expand her travels and see the world, but in the meantime, you will find her working on her next novel. She will most likely have coffee and some form of chocolate with her as she writes. Find Madilynn here: Twitter: https://twitter.com/Madi_Dale_Write Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/madilynndalewrites/ Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/MadilynnDaleAuthor Pinterest: https://www.pinterest.com/mratdegraff91/_created/ TikTok: https://www.tiktok.com/@mdwriter?lang=en Bookbub: https://www.bookbub.com/profile/madilynn-dale Goodreads: https://www.goodreads.com/author/show/20150515.Madilynn_Dale Amazon: https://www.amazon.com/Madilynn-Dale/e/B0868CGSLC?ref=sr_ntt_srch_lnk_2&qid=1616000125&sr=8-2 Youtube: https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCG8uZRvQC4o_dqwkqJy9Wgg
February 02, 2022
S2 E4 Guest Producer and Narrator of YA Fantasy Audiobook To be a Fae Queen
This week I'm hosting The Audio Flow's CEO, Jocqueline Protho, and narrator, Jillian Yetter. Jocqueline's The Audio Flow company produced the audibook of my ya fantasy, To be a Fae Queen, with Jillian as narrator. I am so excited to learn about their experience with this book and these characters. Listen in to get their perspective on why they chose To be a Fae Queen and what they loved about it. More about To be a Fae Queen Blurb: To Be a Fae Queen The last of her line, a faerie princess prepares to take the throne. But multiple forces plot against her, some trusted friends… After losing her brothers Titania trained and studied to rule Aubren. But she hadn’t planned on becoming Queen at fifteen. Now with her reign challenged from within the castle walls she must decide what is best for her country. Should another rule in her stead? Or has fate led her to this moment? Only she can decide a path that becomes littered with choices. Should she marry to shore up her reign? Will naming a successor be enough? And what of the creatures of the deep and a tale of one who can end all evil? Faced with a decision of aiding beings of Upper Earth she must weigh whether to follow her gut or side with tradition. Can Titania trust that her inner power will be enough to stop the looming evil? Or is she damning them all to a life of darkness? To Be a Fae Queen is a magical journey into the realm of Middle Earth. If you like fearless heroines you’ll love Tricia Copeland’s tantalizing fantasy. Get To Be a Fae Queen to descend into a new world today! Book Links: Audible: https://amzn.to/3pyc0M4 Amazon: https://amzn.to/3rquRqa Universal: https://books2read.com/u/b6OZ0Z Goodreads: https://www.goodreads.com/book/show/57363435-to-be-a-fae-queen
January 26, 2022
S2 E3 To be a Fae Guardian YA Fantasy Release Spotlight
To be a Fae GuBlurb: She may be the only fae standing between her realm and the evil lurking below. Will Titania be given the power she needs? Titania defeats a group of creatures threatening to colonize Middle Earth. In ending them she broke not one but two edicts of the High Council. But justice may fall on the only person holding the key to her ability to defend the fae. The evil spirits manifesting the terrorists lurk below, lying in wait to strike again. With loss of a much-needed ally, she lacks freedom to learn what the realm may be facing. Worse yet, many, even some most trusted compatriots, distance themselves from the reckless Queen she’s painted to be. Her power shackled and left alone, Titania loses faith in her once clear path. Can she find her footing in time to save them all from eternal darkness? To Be a Fae Guardian is the second book in the Realm Chronicles series, continuing a magical journey into the realm of Middle Earth. If you like dauntless heroines, you’ll love Tricia Copeland’s gripping fantasy. Get To be a Fae Guardian to spiral into a new world. Special Release Price! Amazon and KU! Want to dive into the first book of the Realm Chronicles series? Find To be a Fae Queen here. Kindle Book 99 cents 1/20/2022-1/25/2022 To e a Fae Guardian Available for pre-order, paperback releases 1/10/2022, ebook 1/20/2022 Get To be a Fae Guardian to descend into the realm of the fae today. 5* - This is another exciting episode in the battles, life and loves of Queen Titania of Middle Earth. – Author Catherine Greenall 5* - This book is action packed. I absolutely Love this series and can not wait for the next installment. – Stephanie Schmidt, Amazon 5* - An awesome middle earth story that would make JR Tolkien proud. The whole book drew me in and kept me there. Can’t wait for the next. Jackie, Goodreads Want to open up this new world? Dive into the first book of the Realm Chronicles series? Find To be a Fae Queen here. Book Links: Amazon: https://amzn.to/3o70aqq Universal: https://books2read.com/u/mB2kBp Series: https://amzn.to/3kG8a0T Goodreads: https://www.goodreads.com/book/show/59562875-to-be-a-fae-guardian Bookbub: https://www.bookbub.com/books/to-be-a-fae-guardian-realm-chronicles-book-2-by-tricia-copeland
January 19, 2022
S2 E2 with Dystopian Sci-Fi & Fantasy Authors Stacey Rourke & Tish Thawer
Blurb for TS901: Evolution, Future's End by Stacey Rourke and Tish Thawer The gang is together again ... or so they thought. Fighting to recover Thia’s memories as the leader, friend, and lover she once was proves more challenging than Gigi and the team expected. Even so, with the experiments on their kind seemingly halted, the Maly brethren finally has a chance to rebuild the community they once held dear. No longer do they have to hide or live off scraps. The new future they helped to shape is within grasp, one that brings them back to the basics of being. Before they can claim that bright tomorrow, an ominous warning comes from Mama Baker. A reoccurring vision is haunting her, one of Alexandria and Zero … and the world engulfed in flames. Pulled by an unknown force to be part of the darkness rising, Thia fights to be free of the strangers holding her and return “home” to The Hill. Will the Maly team’s chance at a perfect future end at the hand of the champion they once rallied behind? Find out in this epic conclusion to The TS901 CHRONICLES. Book Links: Amazon: https://amzn.to/3DSv5Nf Universe: https://books2read.com/u/bPy0Jz Goodreads: https://www.goodreads.com/book/show/59654358-ts901
January 11, 2022
S2 E1 Interview with dystopian author Barbara J. Gilbert
My name is Tricia Copeland and I’m your host for this show. I write in several genres including YA fantasy and dystopian as well as new adult romance. If you love reading fantasy, dystopian, sci-fi, or romance I think you'll find something to love in my podcast. You can learn more about me and find all my books at https://triciacopeland.com. Today’s guest is dystopian author Barbara J. Gilbert. Listen in to find out more about Barbara and her books.You can find all her books at https://www.barbarajgilbert.com/.
January 05, 2022
S1 E40 with fantasy author Carl Novakovich
Carl Novakovich is a writer and musician with a lifelong love of the creative arts. He can be found on Instagram and Twitter at @NovakovichCarl. He spends most of his time working on the remaining books in The Watchers series at his home just outside Chicago, IL. I'll be taking a break until 2022 so happy holidays and happy new year! January 5, 2022 I'm hosting dystopian author Barbara J. Gilbert. Thank you for listening and find more on my website at https://www.triciacopeland.com.
December 14, 2021
S1 E39 With Children's Author KM Wilkerson
KM Wilkerson published “Kingdom of Grace”, a poignant illustrated tale introducing two queens, one lonely king, and a battle for the spiritual health of a kingdom. A queen’s journey begins when she leaves her comfort zone and shares the love she has with those willing and worthy to receive it, bringing abundance all around her kingdom. Published by Page Publishing, KM Wilkerson’s engrossing book is an intriguing metaphorical tale exploring the universal search for meaning in human life. As a guide this book is great for readers and audiences ages five and up. Readers who wish to experience this engaging work can purchase “Kingdom of Grace” at bookstores everywhere, or online at the Apple iTunes store, Amazon, Google Play, or Barnes and Noble. You can also find DM and her books at https://mylegacyforchristopher.com/.
December 07, 2021
S1 E38 with guest sci-fi author Jeffrey Neil Kippel
Hello and Welcome to the Finding the Magic Book Podcast season 1 episode 38. If you’re a reader searching for your next great read or audiobook download, I’m here to introduce you to new books that you will love. Whether you like fantasy, sci-fi books, dystopian, or romance, I think you’ll find something in my playlist. My name is Tricia Copeland. I am an author and the host of this show! I write young adult fantasy and dystopian books, as well as clean new adult romance. You can find all my books at triciacopeland.com. December of 2021 I’m hosting two events, a YA Fantasy Blog hop on my blog at triciacopeland.com/blog and a YA fantasy Facebook Group Hop in my Facebook Group Fantasy Book Fiends. So if you love Fantasy find those to meet some new YA fantasy authors. Today I’m hosting sci-fi author Jeffrey Neil Kippel. Jeffrey is the author of the book The Ridiculous Adventures of Serbinand. It’s a blend of Hitchhiker’s Guide to the Galaxy, Monty Python, Family Guy with some Star Wars thrown in. Jeffrey is also an Ambassador for the rethinkFIT initiative which is all about spreading the message that being FIT goes beyond just strength and appearance, and also includes mental, emotional, social, spiritual, financial and functional health too. He is a coach and mentor to people who want to think, feel, and act better. His book helps to spread this message as well as being entertaining, includes themes of self discovery and growth, with a bunch of laugh out loud moments thrown in. Listen in as I talk to Jeffrey about his books. I loved talking to Jeffrey about his book and message of positive self-image. You can find Jeffrey Neil Kippel and his book entitled The Ridiculous Adventure of Serbinand by searching “Serbinand” on Amazon, Kindle, as well as Audible, or you go to his website at my www.serbinand.com to get a sneak peek of the book. If you’re listening to this in December of 2021, make sure to head over to my website for the 12 Days of Bookish December for a YA Author Blog Hop for great freebies and an amazing grand prize from a host of YA authors. Also don’t miss the YA Fantasy Facebook Group Hop in my Fantasy Book Fiends Group. Until next week keep finding the magic.
November 30, 2021
S1 E37 with Sci-Fi Author John Wilker
John Wilker is a sci-fi author who writes light, adventure sci-fi with humor splashed in! If you love Guardians of the Galaxy type sci-fi adventure, then you'll love John's books. More about John... John lives in Denver with his amazing wife, and two nutty little dogs, where he enjoys patio beers, gardening, and camping. He's been writing since he could but made the leap to sharing with the public in 2017 with his Space Rogues series. John is an active member of the SFWA as wells as a board member of the Colorado Authors League. You can find John and his books on all major book distributors and with the following links. Johnwilker.com - https://johnwilker.com/ Insta: @johntwilker Twitter: @jwilker Facebook: johnwilkerwriter
November 23, 2021
S1 E36 With Adult Fantasy Author Layla J. Omorose
Layla J. Omorose writes adult fantasy books. Her characters and world-building are truly impressive. You can find all her books at: https://www.amazon.com/Layla-J.-Omorose/e/B07DT5FG1K. Want to know more about me and my romance, fantasy, and dystopian sci-fi books? Visit triciacopeland.com.
November 16, 2021
S1 E35 To be a Fae Guardian by Tricia Copeland Cover Reveal
To be a Fae Guardian is Tricia's upcoming young adult fantasy release! Learn fun insider details about this magical book. To see the cover and learn more about the Realm Chronicles series, find Tricia's cover reveal blog post here.
November 10, 2021
S1 E34 Interview with Rose Garcia
Rose Garcia is a USA Today bestselling author. From a very young age, she often had her nose buried in books about other-worlds, fantastical creatures, and life and death situations. As she got older, she often thought about crafting her own tales. This dream stayed with her and eventually bloomed into a passion. Before she knew it, she was writing what she loved reading. Rose is inspired by the blending of the real-world with the supernatural realm and writes sci-fi/fantasy - with a heavy dash of romance. Her books feature gut-wrenching emotional turmoil and heart-stopping action. Rose is most proud of crafting #OwnVoices stories and is known for bringing richly diverse characters to life as she draws on her own cultural experiences. Rose lives in Houston with her husband and two kids. You can visit Rose at www.rosegarciabooks.com
November 02, 2021
S1 E33 with fantasy author Eliza Tilton
USA Today Bestselling author Eliza Tilton graduated from Dowling College with a BA in Visual Communications. When she's not arguing with excel at her day job, chasing after four kids, or playing video games, she's writing fast-paced young adult fantasy and paranormal tales. Check out www.elizatilton.com for more of her books or follow her on tiktok @elizatilton where she shares tons of bookish stuff.
October 26, 2021
S1 E32 with Domestic Violence Victim Advocate Erin Baer
Erin Baer is a thriving entrepreneur and lives her passions as an Author, International Keynote Speaker and Empowerment Coach. Being a survivor of domestic violence and sexual assault, Erin began telling others her story of grace and grit on her road to recovery. This sharing of her personal story became the basis for her book, “From Beaten to Badass”. The powerfully worded personal memoir gives readers the strength, hope, and courage to keep going and become the BADASS women they were always meant to be. Erin also founded the organization Beaten to Badass to empower and support those who have been beaten down by life. Her life’s work is to enable beaten down and silenced women to once again be strong, courageous, and proud. Erin decided to be the positive voice to show beaten-down and silenced women that their circumstances don’t define them, that they don’t need to be beaten down in life, and that they too can be their own heroes. Through her coaching and speaking, Erin encourages you to look within yourself where you will find the power to unleash the badass in you. You may feel defeated and feel life is unfair by the cards you were dealt. However, the only way you lose is if you don’t learn and you don’t get back up. You are a badass! Please welcome Erin Baer as she shares with you her very personal story of moving from Beaten to Badass. Donate a book or find more about Erin on her website at https://beatentobadass.com/.
October 19, 2021
S1 E31 Interview with fantasy author Laura Catherine
Laura Catherine is Young Adult author focusing on Paranormal Romance, Fantasy, and Urban Fantasy. She writes stories full of action, secrets, and magic. She loves creating worlds where anything is possible and everyone has a story to tell. She has an over-active imagination, spends a lot of her time daydreaming, and wishes pokemon were real so she would have one. Find Laura at: https://linktr.ee/LauraCatherine
October 12, 2021
S1 E30 With Author Christina Benjamin
Award-Winning author, Christina Benjamin, lives in Florida with her husband, and character inspiring pets, where she spends her free time working on her books and speaking to inspire fellow writers. Christina is best known for her wildly popular Young Adult romance novels, The Boyfriend series. The Boyfriend series proves that book boyfriends are like Chocolate… you can never have enough. Check out the Boyfriend series for fast, fun, YA romance reads. These destination novels let you fall in love in a new city with new character every time. Christina loves to read and write across genres. YA is her favorite but she's a sucker for a good love story. Don't miss her YA Fantasy, The Geneva Sommers series under her pen name CJ Benjamin as well as the multiple anthologies she's been a part of. Find Christina and her books at https://crownatlanticpublishing.com/christinabenjamin/. Find my review of her newest release, Offsides with My Ex-Boyfriend at https://triciacopeland.com/blog/.
October 05, 2021
S1 E29 with Guest Author PD Alleva
PD Alleva writes thrillers. Whether those thrillers are a Sci-Fi Fantasy series about Alien Vampires attempting to subjugate the human race, or steeped in a haunting horror novel, or an urban fantasy with paranormal themes, PD always provides readers with a profound, entertaining, and satisfying reader experience, in a new genre he has coined as alternative fiction. His novels blend mystery, conspiracy, psychology, and action with the supernatural, horror, fantasy, and science fiction. Alternative fiction is PD's attempt at describing what readers uncover in any one of his books, a new discovery towards mainstream storytelling. He's been writing since childhood, creating and developing stories with brash and impactful concepts he describes are metaphors for the shifting energies that exist in the universe. PD lives inside of his own universe, working diligently on the Sci-Fi/Fantasy series, The Rose Vol. II, the urban fantasy novella series, Girl on a Mission, and Jigglyspot and the Zero Intellect, PD’s upcoming horror thriller. Find Paul with the following links: Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/pdalleva_author/ Facebook Page: https://www.facebook.com/pdallevaauthor/ Facebook Reader Group and Book Club: https://www.facebook.com/groups/pdsthrillerreadsandbookclub Twitter: https://twitter.com/PdallevaAuthor Amazon: https://www.amazon.com/author/pdalleva Website: www.pdalleva.com Goodreads: https://www.goodreads.com/author/show/7634126.P_D_Alleva Bookbub: https://www.bookbub.com/profile/p-d-alleva Newsletter: http://eepurl.com/gxKH7P
September 28, 2021
S1 E28 With Guest Author Katie French
I'm totally fan-girling because I can't believe I have Katie French on my podcast! Here's more about Katie... Katie French is an Amazon best-selling author in Young Adult Sci-fi and Fantasy. Her book, The Breeders, was a semi-finalist in the 2014 Kindle Book Awards. Other than that, her major award includes a "Best Mom Mug" which is cute, but really, she'd rather just have the cash. She works as a high school English teacher, and, yes, she will correct your grammar. In her free time, she writes manically, reads great books, and takes care of her three fairly mediocre children (whom she loves very much if they are reading this). You can join her mailing list at www.katiefrenchbooks.com and receive two free full-length novels, so do it already. Contact her at firstname.lastname@example.org.
September 21, 2021
S1 E27 with Guest Author Kris Faryn
Kris Faryn writes YA and adult urban fantasy and fantasy suspense with all YA appropriate titles. She also writes suspense and psychological thrillers under Christina Delay. Find her books here: Kris Faryn Author, Dark Fantasy and Supernatural Suspense Ordinary Lives | Supernatural Destinies | krisfaryn.com Also writing as Christina Delay Author, Suspense and Psychological Thrillers Difficult Pasts | Extraordinary Futures | christinadelay.com
September 14, 2021
S1 E26 With Guest Author Monique Singleton
About Monique Singleton USA Today Best selling Author Monique Singleton writes compelling stories that mix fantasy with realistic psychological suspense and unique insights into the mind of the main characters. As the daughter of a British soldier and his Dutch wife, Monique was born in an English military hospital in Germany. The family toured the world where she was exposed to different cultures in many countries. Finally settling down in the Netherlands she pursued a career in Art and later in ICT. About six years ago Monique started to put the scenes she had running around in her head, down to paper. Scenes led to a story, the story to a book, and the first book to a series. In addition to her writing, Monique still holds down a full-time job as a business consultant. She lives in a beautiful old farmhouse in the south of Holland with her two sloppy monster dogs, some horses, and a cat. The cat is the boss. https://www.facebook.com/moniquesingletonauthor/ https://www.instagram.com/moniquesingletonauthor/ https://www.bookbub.com/authors/monique-singleton https://moniquesingleton.com https://twitter.com/singletonauthor/ https://www.goodreads.com/author/show/15394442.Monique_Singleton https://www.amazon.com/Monique-Singleton/e/B06Y44KGP9
September 06, 2021
S1 E25 Guest Author L.L. Hunter
L.L. Hunter is the author of over 20 published works, including The Legend of the Archangel Series and The Eden Chronicles. She has studied everything from veterinary nursing, forensic science, and dramatic arts, but has always known her true calling was to be an author. She has been writing since her teens - everything from fan fiction, to song lyrics, to plays and musicals. When not working on her next paranormal romance, she can be found at home in Australia, reading somewhere comfortable with one or both of her “fur babies". Find L.L. Hunter on Goodreads at: https://www.goodreads.com/author/show/6559537.L_L_Hunter Or on social media on Instagram & Facebook @llhunter, and Twitter and Tiktok @llhunterbooks
August 31, 2021
S1 E24 Interview with Guest Author Aaron Frale
More about Aaron... Good times and hope for a better future. Maybe some fun time travel adventures or interdimensional travelers. A toddler stuck in a barbarian and his mom in a halfling. "Comedy and" is my jam. When not writing, I can be found teaching, podcasting Aaron's Horror Show, and screaming while playing guitar for the band Spiral. Life has brought my wife, myself, and my son to Montana, where we reside at the moment. Find Aaron and his books at: https://www.amazon.com/Aaron-Frale/e/B00J329YGW
August 24, 2021
S1 E23 Guest Author P.M. Hernandez
P.M. Hernandez lives in Virginia but travels the globe, finding inspiration in the colorful, mysterious, and sometimes spooky corners of it. More information about her books, where to buy them, and how to connect with her on social media can be found at pmhernandez.com, a world where gargoyles take flight, aliens visit Earth, and magic is real.
August 17, 2021
S1 E22 Interview with Guest Author Susan James Pierce
International Bestselling Author Susan James Pierce writes Paranormal and Sci-if Romance novels, and they all have the same thing in common: The characters' love defies all odds. Her "unputdownable" stories will make you laugh, cry, swoon, and keep you on the edge of your seat. Enjoy the ride! Love Contemporary Romance? Check out her books under Susan Pierce. LINKS: Instagram: https://bit.ly/2vOnYbr Facebook: https://bit.ly/3bnYVeu Twitter: https://bit.ly/2UEhAfp TikTok: https://bit.ly/3plekE4 Pinterest: https://bit.ly/2IrIQLZ Bookbub: http://bit.ly/2s1S851 Booksprout: https://bit.ly/3djlQLR Website: www.sjpiercebooks.com
August 10, 2021
S1 E21 - The least favorite character explained
Alena is a vampire-witch hybrid from my Kingdom Journals young adult urban fantasy series. I get lots of comments on her personality and I wanted to explain why I wrote her character the way I did. Listen in and let me know your thoughts.
August 03, 2021
S1 E20 Interview with Kelly Martin
Kelly Martin lives in a possibly haunted house in a small southern town. While she'd like to say paranormal things have only happened to her at her home, it would be a lie... She is an active member of the Horror Writers Association and an international #1 best selling author in horror, paranormal, contemporary, historical, young adult, and mysteries. All of Kelly's books have one thing in common-- imagine the real world is tilted slightly on its side. You don't really know what's going on, what's missing, but there is a tilt, a hum you can barely hear, telling you that something is off. Email Kelly Martin at kelly @kellymartinbooks.com (no spaces). Visit her website at www.kellymartinbooks.com and find us next year at https://www.utopiacon.com/.
July 27, 2021
S1 E19 With Guest Author L.B. Carter
L.B. Carter is a multi-award-winning, internationally bestselling author, bookworm, scientist, and cat-mom with a penchant for sarcasm and puns, an adoration about alliteration, and a fox obsession. Her books are a mix of haunting paranormal urban fantasy, gripping suspense, chilling horror, and dark humor with a dash of light romance. Expect unique contemporary twists on magical lore told by quirky anti-heroes, and cliffhangers that keep you reaching for the next book. Curled up in front of a winter fire under fairy lights with a book, a cup of spiced hot chocolate, something she’s baked, and her snuggly orange lap-cat is her happy place. Like the fox in her favorite book, Le Petit Prince by Antoine de Saint-Exupéry, L.B. believes what’s important to the heart is not seen with the eyes… but sometimes visible with imagination. Find her at LBCarter.com or linktr.ee/lbcarterauthor.
July 21, 2021
S1 E18 Interview with Paranormal and Romance Author Sandy Goldsworthy
Sandy Goldsworthy was raised in Sheboygan, Wisconsin, blocks from the rocky shores of Lake Michigan. As a child, she fantasized about becoming an author. She jotted story lines in spiral notebooks and drew images of characters that never came to life. Her passion for putting pen to paper began when her high school English teacher inspired her to be more descriptive in her work. Ever since, Sandy dabbled in creative writing, searching for that perfect shade of red and that character you want to get to know. A graduate from the University of Wisconsin-Oshkosh, Sandy is the YA author of the paranormal romance series, The Afterworld Saga. She spends her days managing corporate client programs, and her nights and weekends drafting new plot lines in spiral notebooks. Sandy and her husband have two children and reside in southeastern Wisconsin with their energetic English Mastiff. Learn more at www.sandygoldsworthy.com. Website: http://www.SandyGoldsworthy.com Facebook (Author Page): https://www.facebook.com/authorsandygoldsworthy/ Twitter: https://twitter.com/sgoldsworthy Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/sandygoldsworthy/ Bookbub: https://www.bookbub.com/authors/sandy-goldsworthy Amazon Author Page: https://www.amazon.com/Sandy-Goldsworthy/e/B00O75C3QI?ref=sr_ntt_srch_lnk_1&qid=1621090157&sr=8-1 Pinterest: https://www.pinterest.com/sandygoldsworth/ Goodreads: https://www.goodreads.com/author/show/8319966.Sandy_Goldsworthy Linkedin: https://www.linkedin.com/in/sgoldsworthy
July 13, 2021
S1 E17 With visionary sci-fi author Catherine Greenall
Catherine began her career as a chemist and is an environmentalist committed to using her writing to make a difference to the way people treat others, animals, and the environment. She has a masters degree in chemistry and turned to writing after a long career as a government scientist. She always loved to write stories as a child and feels blessed to be able to spend more time writing now. Her Quirk of Destiny trilogy is based on actual science and imagines a world where toxic food has caused a deadly disease, where there are corrupt power systems, and mutants with strange powers caused by the sickness. You can find Catherine at https://linktr.ee/CatherineGreenall and https://youtu.be/CwtfyCSQPE8.
June 30, 2021
S1 E16 Interview with Romance Author Nellie K. Neves
Nellie is a self-proclaimed country girl from Northern, California, USA. When she's not writing or reading, she can typically be found baking up a new culinary delight in the kitchen, possibly barefoot while singing show tunes. Sometimes she's even on key. She grew up around horses and other farm animals and enjoys long conversations with her chickens on her small ranch. Nellie loves kickboxing, dancing and jogging, and all of these tend to weasel into her writing one way or another. She was diagnosed with Multiple Sclerosis in 2012 and vowed to leave no regrets. She's a warrior and advocate for research into MS and other auto immune diseases. Nellie feels awareness is equally important. Most evenings are spent as a wife and mother, watching the sunset and dreaming of a character's next adventure. You can find Nellie here: Facebook:https://www.facebook.com/Nellienevesauthor Instagram:nellieknevesauthor Twitter: (though I am rarely there) Website: www.nellieknevesauthor.com
June 22, 2021
S1 E15 with fantasy author Christian Andreo
Interview with young adult fantasy author Christian Andreo. You can find Christian and his books at www.christianandreo.com. Get a free download on his website! Seriously, you have to see these amazing covers! Your Free Book is Waiting.... Akane has accepted she is nothing. Until she happens upon a dying demigod in the forest, and for once, perhaps for the first time, she chooses herself. Over twelve hundred years later, Akane is oath-bound to protect the most powerful mortal in history, the witchlord Ethan Mettles. All is not well in the House of Mettles nor with any of the remaining witchlords. Hunted by the Church and exterminated as a threat to God and humanity, these crumbling pillars of magic cling furiously to their remaining power and to their fragile allegiances. The Mettles family stands at the center of it all. Now, the Balance is poised to shift once more with the birth of Ethan's daughter, a prize more valuable than any amount of power, and a birth that will weaken Akane considerably. With the Houses upon the razor's edge of war, Akane must discover who has infiltrated the family, who can be trusted, and how to protect the child before she no longer can. Will Akane uncover the plot to bring down House Mettles? Or will she have to sacrifice everything and rewrite her fate once more?
June 15, 2021
S1 E14 Interview with fantasy author SF Benson
Listen in as we geek out about vampires, succubus, and many more supernatural characters SF creates. SF Benson is the author of the paranormal suspense series, The Spell Caster Diaries. Although she knows everything about Falls Creek, New York and the supernaturals living there, she resides with her husband and daughter in a suburb north of Atlanta. When she’s not writing about strong heroes and heroines conquering the odds, she spends her time either reading romance and fantasy novels or binge-watching her favorite DC Universe shows or Marvel movies. Without further ado, listen in as I talk books, characters, and reading with SF Benson. You can find her at https://www.authorsfbenson.com/, https://linktr.ee/authorsfbenson, and https://www.instagram.com/authorsfbenson/. Happy listening and don't forget to find the magic!
June 08, 2021
S1 E13 Interview with fantasy author Carlyle Labuschagne
Carlyle is a multi-genre author published by CHBB and Fire Quill publishing. She is currently writing in the dark fantasy genre (YA) but also has titles in contemporary romance, sci-fi, and dystopian genres. You can find Carlyle at https://www.facebook.com/carlyleL/ and https://carlylelabuschagnebooks.com/. More from Carlyle... I don’t limit myself to just one calling. I am in love with life and extremely grateful to be human. We are all capable of greatness, we just have to choose it. I am a writer, a leader, a dream chaser. I love to travel, because life is all about experiencing what we have been gifted. I thrive on helping others. I shine because I want everyone to shine with me. Befriend me and together we can make a difference. Trees are miracle creatures – save them, love them, grow them – they are our saving grace. Being Impulsive and indecisive can be chaotic and messy, but to me it means being lead by my heart. Mistakes and failures are great achievements that lead to growth and strength. Gratitude is your magic ticket to life. “Never sacrifice who you are, it’s in the dark times that the light comes to life.” I love how she says we are all capable of greatness! It matches so well with my believe that we all have magical qualities!
June 02, 2021
S1 E12 Interview with guest fantasy author Kat Stiles
Hosting my first guest author, Kat Stiles, USA Today bestselling author of urban fantasy. More from Kat on her website at https://katstiles.com/. Here's a note from Kat... I’m a writer who wrote some books. Groundbreaking, isn’t it? Anyway, this is my website, feel free to look around. My links are up top – check out my YA Paranormal Romance series Connected, if you’re into super powers, first love and telepathic serial killers. If you prefer adult paranormal, and don’t mind profanity with both geeky and sexy situations, then check out my Modified series. Like cyborgs and shapeshifters? Check out my Enhanced Series. And if science-y vampires are more your speed, then you’ll like The Vampire Cure series. Read my frightfully witty blog posts about writing, reading, horror, and other random topics. Follow me on Twitter or hit me up on Facebook, those are the two social platforms I frequent the most. Or check out my pins on Pinterest. Oh and make sure you sign up for my newsletter – you’ll get my creepy horror short story, More Than a Crush, and Spliced, an Enhanced series prequel that sells for .99 cents. Plus you’ll be automatically entered into my giveaways. Thanks for stopping by and happy reading!
May 25, 2021
S1 E11+ Summer is Coming - Great Summer Reads
Highlighting 5 titles with summer themes.
May 19, 2021
S1 E11 To be a Fae Queen Chapter 2 Conclusion
The conclusion to chapter 2 of To be a Fae Queen finds Titania returning from the army's defeat of the kobold. She is terrified her father is dead when they address her as Queen.
May 12, 2021
S1 E10 To be a Fae Queen reading Chapter 2
Today I'm highlighting a special artist who inspires me as well as continuing my reading of To be a Fae Queen with chapter 2. Can Titania help her father's army defeat the evil kobold who threaten their realm?
May 05, 2021
S1 E9 To be a Fae Queen Chapter 1
Sharing the first chapter of my new fantasy release, To be a Fae Queen.
April 28, 2021
S1 E8 - Chapter 1 of Kingdom of Embers
Kingdom of Embers is the first in Tricia's YA urban fantasy series. The audiobook is narrated by Amy Deuchler.
April 21, 2021
S1 E7 Sneak Preview of Kingdom of War Audiobook
The story of production of audiobooks for my young adult urban fantasy series, the Kingdom Journals. Plus, a sneak preview of the finale book, Kingdom of War read by narrator Dan Delgado, due out in June 2021.
April 14, 2021
S1 E6 Second Chance Romance
April is Second Chance Month and we're talking about the second chance romances.
April 07, 2021
S1 E5 Backstory for To be a Fae Queen
I never thought I would write about faeries.... the story of how the idea for my novel, To be a Fae Queen, formed and grew into a 108k book.
March 31, 2021
S1 E4 History of Vampire in Literature
Vampires first appeared in literature in 1816 with John Polidori's The Vampyre. Since then there have been countless renditions and variations on the story and traits of vampires. In this episode I talk about all the major vampire literature and review my urban fantasy take on vampires found in the Kingdom Journals series.
March 24, 2021
S1 E3 Spring Break Reading List
In this episode I have a list and description for the top 10 romances of all time as well as the top psychological thrillers.
March 17, 2021
S1 E2 My author journey & Most Antcipated Reads of 2021
A brief recap of my author journey, books, and my most anticipated reads of 2021.
March 10, 2021
S1 E1 Finding the Magic Podcast Intro
Discover what you'll find in this show, Finding the Magic.
March 03, 2021