Chad Thompson

Chad Thompson

Chad Thompson, co-founder of Monkey C Media, offers professional photography and videography services. He has an eye for detail and a command of lighting that gives him the ability to show his subjects at their very best. You can count on seeing Chad around South Park on his bicycle with a camera slung over his shoulder. If he has never taken a picture of you, chances are good you have never met him.

Appears in 57 Episodes

Zibby Owens - Founder of the Zibby Media empire, book influencer and author of Blank

Zibby Owens is truly a book lover. So much so that she has a book empire of sorts. She owns a bookstore in Santa Monica, started a publishing house, and founded Zibby ...

Anastasia Zadeik & Bethanne Patrick - Writing Through Darkness: Mental Health Narratives

In this episode of The Premise, Jennifer and Chad talk with Anastasia Zadeik, author of the novel The Other Side of Nothing, and Bethanne Patrick, memoirist of Life B,...

Belo Cipriani - Oleb Books - Digital Inclusion Strategist, Author, and Teacher

In this first episode of the fifth season Jeniffer and Chad welcome Belo Cipriani for his second interview with them. This episode was timed to air on Global Accessibi...

Alice Hoffman - Author The Invisible Hour

Jeniffer is joined via Warwick’s Books by prolific writer Alice Hoffman. Hoffman is most known for her book, Practical Magic, which was made into a film of the same na...

Smith Publicity

The guests so nice, we had them twice! Because their last episode was one our most listened to, Dan and Sandy from Smith Publicity are back. They share inside informat...

Shelby Stanger - Journalist, Speaker, Podcaster, Adventurer TEDxSanDiego Speaker

Shelby Stanger is another podcaster, author, and big adventurer. Truly. She adventures for a living pretty much. And she inspires others to find their own adventure th...

KishaLynn Moore Elliott - Author - TEDxSanDiego speaker

Words are KishaLynn Elliot’s superpower. She uses that superpower to tell stories, educate, and inspire. She’s an author, speaker and Vice President of Operations and ...

Jesse Leon - Author TEDx Speaker

Jesse Leon is a San Diegan, TED X speaker, Harvard graduate, consultant and survivor. Jeniffer speaks to him about his memoir, I’m Not Broken, and the story of his pas...

Gina Simmons Schneider, Ph.D. - Author - Frazzlebrain

Gina Simmons Schneider, PhD, is a Psychotherapist and expert in coping skills. And she used this expertise to write a book about dealing with the common anxieties and ...

Cecile Pin - Author - Wandering Souls

This episode comes to you via Warwick’s Books. Jeniffer speaks with the author of Wandering Souls, Cecile Pin. Her much praised debut novel was longlisted for the Wome...

Madhushree Ghosh - Author - Khabaar: An Immigrant Journey of Food, Memory and Family

San Diego author, social justice activist, and Pushcart nominee Madhushree Gosh is today’s guest. She talks with Jeniffer and Chad not only about her book, Khabaar: An...

Susanna Hoffs - The Bangles, Author- This Bird Has Flown

For all you Gen X folks out there, this week's guest doesn't really need an introduction. Because she's Susanna Hoffs!  But did you know Susanna is also an author? Jen...

Walter Green - Founder - Say it Now Movement

Walter Green is a man on a mission. He’s the author of, This Is The Moment, a mentor, lecturer and is involved in many nonprofits. He’s all about gratitude. His philos...

True Crime Author Deborah Holt Larkin

In this episode Jeniffer and Chad are joined by guest Deborah Larkin. Deborah is the author of A Lovely Girl. The novel is part true crime drama, part memoir. Because ...

Laura Cathcart Robbins - Author - Stash: My Life in Hiding

Laura Cathcart Robbins is back! Laura has been on The Premise before to talk about her own podcast, The Only One in the Room. You can check it out here.  In this episo...

Anastasia Zadeik - Author Blurred Fates

Jeniffer and Chad talk with the San Diego Writers Festival's Director of Operations, Anastasia Zadeik. What's the occasion you ask? Anastasia's debut thriller novel, B...

Jane Friedman - Editor of The Hot Sheet

If you follow the publishing industry at all, you’ve probably at least heard of Jane Friedman. Between her articles, courses, and the wealth of resources she provides ...

Mark Gottlieb - Literary Agent - Trident Media Group

Literary Agent, Mark Gottlieb is the guest on this episode and he has valuable answers to questions about the publishing world. His bio below says it all, really. You ...

How to get your books into bookstores - Warwick's Book Buyers

This episode takes you behind the curtain of the world of book buying and distribution with two long-time experts from Warwick’s Books in La Jolla California. Get out ...

Rick Ridgeway Author of Life Lived Wild, Environmentalist, Adventurer

Rick Ridgeway isn’t just a mountaineering pioneer, global adventurer, and champion for conservation and the environment, he’s also an author. His latest is, Life Lived...

Lee Wind - Author of Red and Green and Blue and White

Lee Wind, author and Director of Marketing and Programming at the IBPA is the guest for this episode. And it's his second time! Because now he has a new children's book!

Marlena Fiol & Ed O'Connor Author

Today’s episode features, not one, but two guests! Both are PhDs with long lists of accomplishments, including being authors. Marlena and Dan’s novel, Called, will be ...

How to Pitch a Literary Agent with Elise Capron

In today's BONUS Episode, Elise Capron of the Dijkstra Literary Agency shares how to pitch an agent—from the formula to the timing, it's about being concise, concrete,...

Scott Myers - Screenwriter (K-9, Alaska) Black List screenwriting blog

Scott Meyers is a screenwriter, producer, professor, and educator on the art of screenwriting. And he’s had some big screen success! In this episode he shares a wealth...

Laraine Newman - Original SNL cast member - author of May You Live in Interesting Times

Laraine Newman, who was, among other things, an original cast member of Saturday Night Live, is the guest on this week’s podcast. And she has a memoir out!

043 - Angela Bole - CEO Independent Book Publishers Association

In this episode Jeniffer and Chad talk with Angela Bole about all things IBPA—which is committed to the Core Values of service, leadership, and independence in publish...

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...

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