By Alaura Filbin
Alaura Filbin interviews indie authors with a game of 20 Questions, chats with them about a topic of their choice, and then shares that guest's work in a small reading. It's all about uplifting independent work, learning about the self-pub process, and getting to know some awesome writers!
Matthew Romeo: Science Fantasy, D&D, & Swordplay
Alaura interviews Matthew Romeo, author of The Maven Knight trilogy and upcoming sci-fi book Erinyes, via a game of 20 Questions. During the topic of choice portion, they geek out over D&D and discuss self-publishing!
June 28, 2022
Brandi Gann: TikTok, Sarah J. Maas, & The Brothers Grimm
Alaura interviews Brandi Gann, author of Firebrand and Faoladh, via a game of 20 Questions, then they discuss a variety of topics including booktok, axe-throwing, and the whimsical!
September 07, 2021
A.M. McPherson: Ever After, Superheroes, & Stars Hollow
Alaura talks to A.M. McPherson, author of upcoming superhero romance THE GUARDIAN'S DAUGHTER, about Funko Pops, meeting Nicholas Sparks and Diana Garabaldon, the Gilmore Girls revival, and more!
July 06, 2021
Write Reckless: June 2021 Announcements
In lieu of a regular interview episode, June brings announcements! • New episodes are scheduled to resume starting July 6th. • To support future guests, look up Brandi Gann (@brandigann.telleroftales), Matthew Romeo (@matthew.s.romeo), and A.M. McPherson (@amcwriter). • As a gift for Alaura's birthday on June 14th or to support her self-publication effort, consider a contribution to her Patreon (@alaurafilbin) or Ko-fi page (@AlauraFilbinWriter) for access to exclusive content. • Find all Alaura's work and social media at linktr.ee/alaurafilbin
June 01, 2021
Garrett K. Jones Part 3: Topic of Choice - Self-Publishing & The Importance of Reading
In the third and final installment of Alaura's interview with Garrett K. Jones, author of the Archives of Icínq-Régn series, they finally get to the Topic of Choice portion of the interview! Editing, ISBNs, vampires, and more, as well as a reading from Jones' book THE HEIRS OF MENONIAS.
May 18, 2021
Garrett K. Jones Part 2: 20 Questions - Hero's Forge, Power Rangers, & Unalaq
This is the second installment of Alaura's interview with Garrett K. Jones (@gkj_publishing), author of the Archives of Icínq-Régn series. This is Part 2 of the 20 Questions portion of the interview, where they discuss character development, travel, nemeses, and more.
May 18, 2021
Garrett K. Jones Part 1: 20 Questions - Ninja Turtles, Star Trek, & Tim Allen
Alaura interviews Garrett K. Jones (@gkj_publishing), author of the Archives of Icínq-Régn series. This is Part 1 of the 20 Questions portion, where they discuss rom-coms, Batman, Abraham Lincoln, education, and more.
May 04, 2021
Alana Oxford: Poe, Libraries, & Egglentine
Alaura chats with Alana Oxford/S.J. Lomas, author of rom-com novella BLUE SKIES and upcoming library romance SCOTSMAN IN THE STACKS. Between 20 Questions and the topic of choice, they discuss a variety of topics including Jane Eyre, Edgar Allen Poe, (not) swimming, libraries, pen names, self-publishing, and more!
April 20, 2021
Michelle R. Young: Steampunk, Sherlock Holmes, & Harriet Tubman
Alaura talks with Michelle R. Young, artist and author of GEAR HEART, about a variety of topics including travel, self-publishing, Treasure Planet, historical influences, and more!
April 06, 2021
Jillian Maria: Gillian Flynn, Eurydice, & When Characters Make the Decisions
Alaura interviews Jillian Maria, author of THE SONGBIRD'S REFRAIN and upcoming novel THERE'S MAGIC BETWEEN US. Throughout the conversation, they discuss fandom, Stephen King, Save the Cat, various aspects of the self-pub process, and more!
March 02, 2021
Tenaya MKD: Stranger Than Fiction, Authortube, & Self-Proprietorships
Alaura chats with Tenaya MKD, author of debut SFF novel NEW IDENTITY, about a variety of topics including The Writer Community on Instagram, musical family, authortube, her book, veganism, and much more!
February 02, 2021
AK Faulkner Part 3: Topic of Choice - The Inherent Politics of Writing
In the third and final installment of Alaura's interview with AK Faulkner (@poopraven), author of the INHERITANCE series, they finally get to the "topic of choice" portion of the interview! Medical dramas, apple festivals, WWI, and more, as well as a reading from Faulkner's book JACK OF THORNS.
January 05, 2021
AK Faulkner Part 2: 20 Questions - Hot Fuzz, Lipodema, & Singapore
This is the second installment of Alaura's interview with AK Faulkner (@poopraven), author of the INHERITANCE series. This is Part 2 of the 20 Questions portion of the interview, where they discuss books, comedic movies, travel, and (obviously) much, much more.
December 29, 2020
AK Faulkner Part 1: 20 Questions - SG1, Pratchett, & Time Travel
In the first ever multi-episode interview, Alaura interviews AK Faulkner (@poopraven), author of the INHERITANCE series. This is Part 1 of the 20 Questions portion of the interview, where they discuss genre, writing groups, and (obviously) much, much more.
December 22, 2020
Emma Justine: Brainstorming, Fanfic, & The Count of Monte Cristo
Alaura talks to Emma (@emmamousewrites) about various writing craft topics, Disney, animals, the Instagram writing community, fanfiction, and more!
October 06, 2020
Marc Cavella: Punctuation, Wrestling, & Serial Killers
Alaura interviews Marc Cavella (@marc_cavella), author of TABERNACLE and his newest release THE BALLAD OF RICKY RISOTTO. Throughout their conversation, they discuss interesting people throughout history, writing experiences, characters in media, music, wrestling, and more.
September 15, 2020
Holland Weathers: LGBTQ+ Representation & Healing Through Writing
In the debut episode of Write Reckless, Alaura talks to Holland Weathers (@weathersholland), author of LE LOUP-GAROU, about LGBTQ+ representation in media, mental health, high fantasy, television shows, the importance of supporting indie writers, and more.
September 01, 2020