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Two authors talking bookish experiences and insights they learned the hard way


Speak Up Radio,

Newbie Podcast


Our Story

Join me and my co-host Hope Gibbs, author of Where the Grass Grows Blue.We are two authors who came from vastly different backgrounds as writers and ended up at the same publishing house,  releasing our debut novels within one month of each another.

Having gone through the process from inception to publication, we have gained so many insights that we'd like to share. You'll learn what worked, what didn't and  the hindsight we've gained. Our goal is for aspiring writers to learn what we learned the hard way.

We hope you'll join us, bi-weekly, as we'll chat about themed topics dealing with all things books. You'll learn about writing them, publishing them, what we read and how we read differently from a writer's perspective.

New episodes air on Wednesdays, available on Spotify, Amazon, Apple, Google and YouTube.



Please contact us with comments or suggestions.

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