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039 - Stephanie Plymale - Author American Daughter

Jeniffer talks with Stephanie Thornton Plymale about her memoir, American Daughter, via Warwick’s Books. The subtitle of Stephanie’s book says it all: A Memoir of Inte...

038 - Sally Collings, Book Proposal Expert

Do you dream of publishing a book? Well, one of the things you’ll need is a book proposal. And did you know a book proposal is commonly 60-80 pages?! If that surprises...

037 - Ghostwriter Derek Lewis

What do theremins and ghostwriting have in common? Nothing really. But they both seem mysterious, right? Well, ghostwriter Derek Lewis, is here to make the process a l...

036 - Dan & Sandra Smith - Smith Publicity

What do you do when you realize you have nowhere to go in your current job, and your past experience is mostly in auto repossession? If you’re Dan Smith, you go the en...

035 - Byron Lane & Steven Rowley Authors: A Star is Bored / The Editor

This episode of The Premise is a two-for-one! Jeniffer chats with Byron Lane and Steven Rowley about their books, A Star is Bored and The Editor. Why together, you ask...

034 - Bill Clegg Agent/Author of The End of the Day and Did You Ever Have a Family

What matters at the end of the day? Author, Memoirist, and Literary Agent, Bill Clegg explores this question in his latest novel through the eyes of a woman looking ba...

033 - Linda Olson Author of Gone: A Memoir of Love, Body, and Taking Back My Life

Not only did Linda Olson survive a horrible accident that left her as a triple(yes, triple) amputee, but she managed to thrive despite it. She also wrote a book about ...

032 - Justin Scheck - WSJ Reporter and Coauthor of Blood and Oil

When award-winning Wall Street Journal reporter, Justin Scheck started covering the Saudi royal family, he discovered the madness behind their money. His book, Blood a...

031 - Simon Stephenson - Author of Set My Heart to Five: A Novel - Pixar Screenwriter

Simon Stephenson came to writing in a more round about way than most. Before finding his true calling, Simon was a Doctor. In reading his new novel, Set My Heart To Fi...

030 - Sigrid Nunez - Author - The Friend, What Are You Going Through

Jeniffer talks with Sigrid Nunez via Warwick's books in this episode. Sigrid is an multi-award winning author and NYT Bestseller, writer, and faculty of the Creative W...

029 - Ann Gonzales - Children's Book Author

Ann Gonzales wrote her children's book, Beloved and the Pepper Tree, on a trip to India. She had no previous intention to do so, but the idea came to her almost as if ...

028 - John Vorhaus - Author

Does being born short shape your destiny? Ever wonder what a Russian version of the show Married with Children would be like? What does it take to be funny? Comedy wri...

027 - Jan Eliasberg - Director, Screenwriter, & Author of Hannah's War

Writer and director Jan Eliasberg didn’t have a hard time putting herself in the position of her book’s protagonist in Hannah’s War, because she’s been there. As a wom...

026 - Sara Schaefer Emmy Award-winning writer and comedian

Sara Schaefer realized, it's not the story you're telling, it's how you tell it, when she was writing her memoir, Grand. If you're a lover of memoirs, or the author of...

025 - Charles Rosenberg Alternative Fiction Author, Lawyer, Professor

Are you a fan of Historical Fiction? What about alternative Historical Fiction? Charles Rosenberg loves history and imagining what could've happened if small things ha...

024 - Brad Thor - New York Times Bestselling Author

In another partnership with Warwick's Books Jeniffer talks with NYT best selling Thriller author, Brad Thor, about his latest book, Near Dark, and how he transitioned ...

Piper Kerman, author of Orange is the New Black, is interviewed by Marni Freedman.

More than 1,200 people experienced the inaugural San Diego Writers Festival on April 13, 2019, at the San Diego Central library in downtown San Diego. The event, a fre...

023 - Elliot Ackerman - Author Red Dress in Black & White

In another fabulous partnership with Warwick’s Books, Jeniffer talks to Eliot Ackerman about his most recent novel, Red Dress in Black and White. Eliot is not only a p...

022 - Carlos De Los Rios - Screenplay Writer, Author, Poet

Carlos De Los Rios is a Screenwriter, poet, and author and he has some theories about how the pandemic is affecting, and will continue to affect the film industry. If...

021 - Jason Stanley - Philosopher, Author - How Fascism Works: The Politics of Us and Them

Fascism. It’s a term that gets thrown around a lot. But what, really, does it mean? Jason Stanley, Philosopher and Yale Professor explains it. Because if you don’t kno...

020 - Mark Coker - Founder of Smashwords and Author

If you've got beef with Amazon and KDP, this episode is for you. Mark Coker tells you all you need to know as an author about how Amazon works, and uses creative analo...

019 - Keith Rosson - Author - Road Seven

Being a novelist isn't for the faint of heart. It takes, persistence, dedication and a willingness to write that sh**ty first draft. Genre-bending author, artist, and ...

018 - Creativity in the Time of COVID-19 with Marni Freedman

Physical Distancing is altering our lives, and in many ways, for the better. We're adapting and rising to the occasion. It's allowed time for introspection and the liv...

017 - Jerry Yudelson - Author - The Godfather of Green: An Eco-Spiritual Memoir

It's the 50th anniversary of Earth Day and we're still facing some of the same issues we were then. But things have also changed for the better and there is hope. Jerr...

016 - Jeff Ourvan - Literary Agent, Author, Writing Coach, and Attorney (but we'll let that last one slide)

Pandemic grooming, the romance of rocks, and of course a whole lot of information on the publishing world via agent, writer, still-licensed attorney, and practicing Bu...

015 - Eilene Zimmerman - Author Smacked: A Story of White-Collar Ambition, Addiction, and Tragedy

Hindsight is 20/20. Eilene Zimmerman, Journalist, and author of the new memoir, Smacked, used this realization to confront and expose a hidden reality that she person...

Bonus Episode - Warwick's Bookstore Hot Picks for the Lock Down

In this mini-episode Jeniffer is joined once again by Julie Slavinsky, Director of Events, at La Jolla's boutique bookstore, Warwick's. They chat about the effects of ...

014 - Elise Capron - Agent at the Sandra Dijkstra Literary Agency

Jeniffer and Chad talk to Elise about what the heck an agent does, how they help authors, and how the proposal process differs from fiction to nonfiction. We also expl...

013 - Tavia Gilbert - Audio Book Narrator, Writer, Producer and Performer

When we talk about pursuing our passion, it can tend to seem cliché. But when we think of it on a smaller level, and the many ways we can go about it, it just seems ne...

012 - Dr. Gloria Chance - Psychologist, Author, Innovation & Creativity Expert

Is creativity an innate gift of a lucky few? Or can we learn it? Dr. Gloria Chance is a Creativity Expert, and she says there's not only a way to learn creativity, but...

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