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Everyone talks about "building an empire," but only a few take action and do what's needed to actually build one. Michael and Judith Anderle took a simple idea—write 20 books to make $50K—and turned it into a massive-scale publishing giant that has heads turning both inside and outside of indie publishing. Learn how they did it in this episode of SPI!
Terry Odell began writing by mistake, when her son mentioned a television show and she thought she’d be a good mom and watch it so they’d have common ground for discussions. Little did she know she would enter the world of writing, first via fan fiction, then through Internet groups, and finally in groups with real, live partners. Her first publications were short stories, but she found more freedom in longer works and began what she thought was a mystery. Her daughters told her it was a romance so she began learning more about the genre and craft. Now a multi-published, award winning author, Terry resides with her husband and rescue dog in the mountains of Colorado.
Zach Bohannon is a science fiction, horror, and dark fantasy author. His critically acclaimed post-apocalyptic zombie series, Empty Bodies, is a former Amazon #1 bestseller. Mark chats with Zach about collaboration with one co-author as well as multiple collaborators and the value of connections, both digital and in the physical world, with other authors.
Kevin J. Anderson has published 165 books, more than 56 of which have been national or international bestsellers. He has written numerous novels in the Star Wars, X-Files, and Dune universes, as well as steampunk fantasy novels, Clockwork Angels and Clockwork Lives, co-created with Neil Peart, drummer and lyricist for the legendary rock group Rush. Mark Lefebvre interviews Kevin about being a hybrid author, his method of writing by dictating, and much more.
A two-time winner of the Stephen Leacock Medal for Humour, Terry Fallis is the award-winning author of seven national bestsellers, including his most recent, Albatross (2019). Mark Lefebvre interviews Terry about writing humor and his most unorthodox journey through the writing and publishing landscape.