The Fiction Addiction Podcast
Episode 37: Will Castillo (Author)

Episode 37: Will Castillo (Author)

October 14, 2020

Will Castillo joins the Fiction Addiction podcast and discusses his journey as an author, pineapple pizza, his book Jake Howard: Multiverse 101, and more. 

 

Guest Bio

Will Castillo was born in 1977 and grew up in Wallkill, NY. He grew up with a love of science fiction, Dungeons and Dragons and video games starting back with the Atari 2600. Will is now married with twin daughters and lives in southern New Jersey and still loves everything he loved growing up. He's also firmly in the "pineapple belongs on pizza" side of the argument and feels like the 90's was only a couple of years ago.

 

Follow Will

Twitter:  https://twitter.com/Halfazedninja  

Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/halfazedninja/?hl=en    

Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/willjcastillo

The Facebook for his book: https://www.facebook.com/jakehowardmultiverse101/?modal=admin_todo_tour

The (Un)Official Playlist: https://open.spotify.com/playlist/6agoDgz9xRsppYUEIpO7a3

 

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Episode 36: Nicole Givens Kurtz (Author/Publisher)

Episode 36: Nicole Givens Kurtz (Author/Publisher)

September 21, 2020

Nicole Givens Kurtz joins the Fiction Addiction podcast and discusses her journey as an author and publisher, the release of her black vampire anthology and more. 

 

Guest Bio

Nicole Givens Kurtz is the author of eight novels, and over 40 plus short story publications. I am the member of SFWA. My science fiction novels have been named as A Carl Brandon Society Parallax Award's Recommended title-(Zephyr Unfolding), Fresh Voices in Science Fiction finalist (Zephyr Unfolding), Dream Realm Award Finalist in Science Fiction (Browne Candidate), and EPPIE Finalist in Science Fiction (Browne Candidate). My short works have appeared in, Serial Box's The Vela: Salvation, Baen's Straight Outta Tombstone, Bram Stoker Finalist in Horror, Sycorax's Daughters, and White Wolf's Vampire the Masquerade Anthology.

 

Follow Nicole

Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/MochaMemoirsPress/

Twitter: https://twitter.com/mochamemoirs

Nicole’s Website: http://www.nicolegivenskurtz.net

Company Website: http://www.mochamemoirspress.com

 

Order the book at https://www.amazon.com/Nicole-Givens-Kurtz/e/B0057XEF0G

 

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Episode 35: Ki Williams (Author)

Episode 35: Ki Williams (Author)

September 4, 2020

Ki Williams joins the Fiction Addiction podcast and discusses her journey as an author, poetry and more. 

 

Guest Bio

Author and poet, Ki Williams, is a devoted writer and lover of creatives, and the creative industry. She has been writing since the crayon was placed in her hand which has always given her the freedom to express herself and exercise her voice and imagination.

Ki writes for personal passion and therapy, as well as to offer good content and rich stories for the world to enjoy and relate to. She is a fiction author and enjoys supporting other indie authors and artists. She is the CEO of Oceanview Promotions, a literary and creative artist promotion platform that gives creators a safe place to network and support one another.

Ki is also the CEO of Bleeding Ink Creatives, where she services clients in literary services such as editing, grant writing, notary services, as well as being a wedding officiant. Ki is a wife, mother and daughter, and takes pride in wearing her many hats. She is a goal setter and a go getter; as currently she is working on a new book!

Ki intends to continue to create and serve her readers, while maintaining an encouraging and supportive role in the industry through her companies. She plans to expand her platforms to offer more interactive events and campaigns that cater to contributing to that safe haven for writers and creators.

 

Follow Ki

Instagram: www.instagram.com/ki_author       

 

Order the book at www.oceanviewpromotions.com  

 

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Episode 34: Sarah Carmele McGriff (Author)

Episode 34: Sarah Carmele McGriff (Author)

August 17, 2020

Sarah Carmele McGriff joins the Fiction Addiction podcast and discusses her journey as an author and more. 

 

Guest Bio

Sarah Carmele McGriff came into this world in the great year of 1980, and her life has been a whirlwind of adventure ever since. Sarah loves books and has been an avid reader since her school age years. Writing has always been a part of Sarah's life, but she never thought it would take her to the position that she is now.

When Sarah isn't writing she has a fulltime career as a Registered Nurse. Working her way up the ladder Sarah nursing career begin as a Certified Nursing Assistant and Licensed Practical Nurse. She always had a passion for helping others as her mother was a nurse.

In addition to writing, Sarah loves to read, go to the beach and draw and sketch. Sarah aspires to become a screenwriter as well as a movie director. Sarah currently resides in Florida with her two children and her Shih Tzu; Jim Brown AKA Brownie.

 

Follow Sarah

Instagram: www.instagram.com/sarahcarmele  

 

 

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Episode 33: Arnittress Dowdy (Author)

Episode 33: Arnittress Dowdy (Author)

August 14, 2020

Arnittress Dowdy joins the Fiction Addiction podcast and discusses her journey as an author and more. 

 

Guest Bio

Arnittress Dowdy loves to write whether it’s writing fiction or non-fiction. She has written two novels, Dreamtini and Dreamtini II: The Reality. Arnittress allows her readers to get to know her through her non-fiction works, Pieces of Me and Simply Me; where she shares her most intimate feelings and thoughts. When she is not writing, she is learning about the newest Lego sets and characters being taught to her by her two sons.

 

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Twitter: www.twitter.com/dowdywrites  

Facebook: www.facebook.com/arnittressdowdy    

Instagram: www.instagram.com/dowdywrites    

Website: http://www.dowdywrites.com   

 

Order the book at https://www.amazon.com/Arnittress-Dowdy/e/B079QM4X9P/ref=dp_byline_cont_pop_book_1

 

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Episode 32: Crymsyn Hart (Author)

Episode 32: Crymsyn Hart (Author)

August 4, 2020

Guest Bio

Crymsyn Hart is a multi-genre author from Horror, Urban Fantasy, and Romance. Her years of experience at Boston’s oldest psychic salon doing readings and her encounters with the supernatural have inspired many novels. She’s a lover of all things dark and goth. Vampires, grim reapers, and other paranormal creatures tend to end up in her books no matter how hard she tries to keep them away.

She currently resides in Charlotte, NC with her hubby and their two dogs. By day she is conquering the world of Commercial Insurance, but by night she listens to the voices in her head telling her which rabbit hole to go down to find the perfect plot bunny.

 

Follow Crymsyn

Website http://crymsynhart.com

Twitter: https://twitter.com/crymsynhart

Facebook https://facebook.com/crymsynhart

Amazon http://amazon.com/Crymsyn-Hart/e/B002BMJ1Z0

Goodreads: https://www.goodreads.com/crymsynhart

Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/crymsyn_hart/

Bookbub: https://www.bookbub.com/authors/crymsyn-hart  

 

Order the book at https://www.amazon.com/gp/product/B08BKD378S/ref=dbs_a_def_rwt_bibl_vppi_i3

 

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Episode 31: COPYRIGHT your work!!!

Episode 31: COPYRIGHT your work!!!

June 19, 2020

On this episode of the Fiction Addiction podcast, we explain the importance of obtaining a copyright for your work.

 

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Episode 30: Kendra Hall (Author)

Episode 30: Kendra Hall (Author)

June 15, 2020

Kendra Hall joins the Fiction Addiction podcast and discusses her journey as an author, Droppin’ Jewelz and more. 

 

Guest Bio

Kendra Hall, passionately champions for young women and other at-risk populations who are entering into adulthood, through her writing, mentoring, and avid connectivity to resources that she shares to uplift and prosper others. Her state career began working for the Judiciary as a state-worker in 2001. She has since worked for the State of New Jersey for over 17 years. Kendra is the mother of four children (3 of whom are now adults). She is a devoted advocate for young women, sharing her own life experiences like being a teenage mother of three children by the age of 18 years, overcoming homelessness and domestic violence.

Additionally, she is best known for her helping and tenacious spirit and is very comfortable sharing her own life experiences with others on a one on one basis to help young women connect to the resources they need. She is also very good at creating relationships amongst people from all walks of life and giving good business and life advice providing creative solutions for problems. Ms. Hall is driven by her faith and the belief that she can make a positive difference in people’s lives to share her countless personal successes and inspire and instill hope in the people she mentors who are striving to rise above their current circumstances.

Ms. Hall celebrates, especially, the continued success of at least 30+ women whose lives she’s directly mentored, while still achieving her own professional milestones like graduating with a Bachelors in Arts in Law and Justice from Rider University as an adult learner. She also believes in making time for the things she enjoys like learning about the metaphysical and heightened spiritual awareness, connecting people, networking, reading, tennis, studying and traveling.

Passionate about helping others move forward in life and helping them to find the value in themselves, Kendra is always researching ways to improve herself, as well. Ms. Hall is a professional member of the ColorComm network, an advocate for UNICEF and member of Toastmasters. In her work, she shares what she learns through her affiliations and self-exploration, adding to her professional experience to help others find their purpose and use that purpose as a tool to reach their goals.

As a current resident New Jersey, she works to resolve hopelessness locally and throughout the country with the goal of obtaining her life-long mission of leveling-up in life by inspiring others with her triumphant story. Kendra has written her first self-help book entitled, “Dropping Jewelz: Guiding Principles to Help Girls Live Their Best Life”, available on Amazon. She is spreading hope through the understanding that the power to succeed comes from within and not without, and by letting young women know that support is available. By teaching a philosophy of hope she inspires others to maximize their life, no matter the obstacle. Kendra hopes to help as many young women as she can succeed in life. You can find more on Ms. Hall at: www.droppinjewelz.com.

 

Follow Kendra

Facebook: www.facebook.com/justusjewelz

Instagram: www.instagram.com/justusjewelz    

Website: http://www.droppinjewelz.com

 

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Episode 29: Daniella Shepard (Author)

Episode 29: Daniella Shepard (Author)

June 12, 2020

Daniella Shepard joins the Fiction Addiction podcast and discusses her journey as an author, life in Alaska, The Dark Land, and more. 

 

Guest Bio

Daniella Shepard is a Professional Electrical Engineer and ex-Navy Nuclear Electrician’s Mate who pulled up anchor at eighteen in California and set out to see the world. Through many twists and turns, she slowly made her way north to Alaska, where she immediately fell in love with the Last Frontier. She enjoys playing with live electricity, exploring Alaska, or snuggling with her editor (cat) Felix. You can find her and her husband Ray in Anchorage or hanging out most summers at their off-grid cabin near the small community of Chicken, AK. If you want to read more about her latest Alaskan adventure, or her current work-in-progress about women in STEM saving the day, check out her website and sign up for her newsletter.

 

Follow Daniella

Instagram: www.instagram.com/dmshepard13    

Twitter: www.twitter.com/dmshepard13  

Website: http://www.dmsehpard.com

  

Order the book at https://www.amazon.com/Dark-Land-DM-Shepard-ebook/dp/B0877624WJ/ref=sr_1_1?crid=3OYKAUBSMRASO&dchild=1&keywords=dm+shepard&qid=1591993512&sprefix=dm+she%2Caps%2C130&sr=8-1

 

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Episode 28: Barron Smith (Author/Filmmaker)

Episode 28: Barron Smith (Author/Filmmaker)

June 8, 2020

Barron Smith joins the Fiction Addiction podcast and discusses his journey as an author, filmmaking, getting shot and more. 

 

Guest Bio

An Author, Poet, Screenwriter, Director and Filmmaker from St. Louis, Mo. While serving five years in the Navy, Barron started writing about his time aboard ship. "Sometimes I used to write just to ease the pain from being out to sea." Soon, those weekly entries became poetic masterpieces!!! Barron is the author of 14 books (2 poetry book, 2 book of quotes, 3 self-help books, and 7 novels) “Sensible Words for Everyday Life, Don’t Worry it’s Just Poetry, Steady Income, 100 quotes for Different Folks, book I and II, My Music is Done, What's Next? Does Corporate America Include You?" His novels are: "A Dirty Little Reason, A Dirty Little Reason Too, The Dirtiest Reason of All, His Wife or Death, The Prison Walls and An Opportune Killing. Barron also wrote and directed several short films, "An Opportune Killing, The Longest Mile and A Reckless Victim." In 2013, Barron teamed up with Block DVD to form a super film company called "SO BLOCK FILMS." Barron has written four full featured movie scripts for sale entitled: "Victoria, An Opportune Killing, The Sound of Fear and A Dirty Little Reason."

Follow Barron

Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/barron.l.smith

Instagram: www.instagram.com/bsmitee  

Twitter: https://twitter.com/bsmittee

Website: http://www.barronsmith.net/

 

Order the book at https://www.amazon.com/s?i=stripbooks&rh=p_27%3AMr+Barron+Smith&s=relevancerank&text=Mr+Barron+Smith&ref=dp_byline_sr_book_1

 

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