New Podcast with Cheryl Swope, Author and Educator

It is always a pleasure to sit down and talk with the ever-elegant Cheryl Swope, author of Simply Classical: A Beautiful Education for Any ChildEternal Treasures: Teaching Your Child at Home (with Rachel Whiting), and multiple resources for Lutheran classical education as well as the Simply Classical Curriculum for children with special needs.

Listen in as we chat about the ins and outs of writing books, designing a curriculum, working with a publisher, editing poetry, preparing and delivering presentations, and adopting, mothering, and educating children with special needs.

The Ins and Outs of Recording an Audiobook

Have you met Craig Feichtinger? He is the Development Director of Lutheran Public Radio and also runs the board for the internationally popular radio show, Issues, Etc. 

What you may not know is that Craig also served as the sound engineer for my audiobook, House of Living Stones.

Craig and I sat down yesterday morning to answer your questions about the ins and outs of our audiobook experience – How long does it take to record an audiobook? How do you keep each character’s voice distinct from all of the others? What is the editing process like? – and so much more.

I hope you’ll have a listen and enjoy!

New Podcast on Writing Fiction

I recently had the pleasure of sitting down and chatting with Lisa M. Clark, author of Concordia Publishing House’s latest fiction release, The Messengers: Discovered. We discussed the ins and outs of writing fiction, meeting deadlines, expanding word counts, and balancing writing with motherhood and full-time work as an editor.

Have a listen and look for The Messengers: Discovered on May 17th!


Chatting it up with LADY authors I happen to LIKE…

It was my pleasure to sit down with authors Rose Adle and Rebekah Curtis last week to discuss their forthcoming book, LadyLike, and the process of coauthoring a book in general.

We jawed about everything, what it’s like to be ladies (See how I did that?), what it’s like to write a work of nonfiction, and what these particular ladies like (Man, I’m on a roll!) about life and food and books and everything else that hit our fancy.

So pour yourself a cup of coffee, sit back, have a listen, hang out for an hour with these likable lady authors (Oh, yes, I just did that.), and learn a bit about the writing process along the way.

Look for LadyLike coming soon from Concordia Publishing House.