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Find your next favorite book here on the podcast where readers hear authors read a chapter, or two, of their book after a brief interview. Hosted by thriller author, Jason A. Meuschke Are you an author or would like to recommend an author for the show? Email us at samplechapterpodcast@gmail.com and let Jason know! You can also text or leave a voicemail at 660-851-1146 and it could be in the next episode! Find out more about Jason on his website at https://www.jasonameuschke.com
 
The Matters of Faith Podcast with your host Jay Wilburn on Project Entertainment Network explores individual stories of faith and personal struggle. The show does not have an agenda, but seeks to detail the personal experiences of people within various faith communities and people with experiences outside those communities – within organized religion and with spiritual views outside of those traditions. Every person has a story. It may not be your story, but their experiences may help you, m ...
 
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2021 kicks off with episode 159 of the podcast where authors read a sample chapter! In this episode, Jason will be talking some behind the scenes stuff with what the show has been up to during the week off, as well as introducing an exciting new partnership with the show, Audible! Then he dives into what went into his latest book, A Novel Idea befo…
 
Episode 160 brings us a heartwarming conversation with Maryland author, Donna Koros Stramella talking about her debut novel, Coffee Killed My Mother. Donna and Jason also discuss "old school" typewriters, the writing and habits that shaped her career, and finding your book's characters in real life! Coffee Killed My Mother on Amazon Donna Koros Str…
 
Our last episode of 2020 brings back Bram Stoker nominated author, Craig DiLouie! We're talking the x-factor in writing, his indie-published tank series, advice on being as prolific as possible as a writer and so much more before diving into his most recent thriller, Children of Red Peak! Craig DiLouie website/blog and social media links Children o…
 
Episode 157 brings the thrills with 2-time Agatha Award nominee, Edwin Hill! Hear his discussion on writing a female-led series, inhabiting characters through details, how mysteries are like doing a puzzle and so much more! Edwin Hill website with social media links Watch Her on Amazon Scrivener (use coupon code CHAPTER to save 20% on the regular d…
 
Episode 156 introduces us to, Tara C. Allred, author of psychologically gripping stories like her latest, Beyond The End! Tara and Jason have a fascinating discussion on topics like using time wisely as a writer, the indie-author experience, knowing your goals, character-driven stories, and how asking "what if" in a real-life situation led to her f…
 
Episode 155 brings to the show a debut author, Jared K. Chapman, who's sharing his incredible book, To Have or Have Not! It's a remarkable conglomeration of dystopian/superhero/fantasy set in a post-apocalyptic world! Listen in as we discuss how the book came to be, his childhood writing, developing from inspiration, and so much more! Jared K. Chap…
 
Phil Gustafson joins us to tell about his years as a pastor and his work in coaching spiritual leaders. We discuss taking risks in faith, neuro-linguistic programming, challenges faced by spiritual leaders, faith in the era of Covid-19, and more. Check out inlpcenter.org/coaching-for-spiritual-leaders/ to see more of what he offers. This episode is…
 
Episode 154 kicks off December in Superhero style with speculative fiction author, Carrie Harris! Carrie dives deep into her history of eclectic jobs, the inspiration behind some of her previous novels, motivation to keep trying, and how her tenacity led to a book deal writing about the X-Men for Marvel Comics! Carrie Harris website Carrie Harris o…
 
Episode 153 with Calgary based crime thriller author, Dwayne Clayden is up at last! Join Jason and Dwayne for a fascinating discussion on learning the "writerly language", writing what you know, author validation, and so much more before diving into an ominous sample chapter from his latest thriller in the Brad Coulter series! Dwayne Clayden's webs…
 
He's back! The long-time friend of the show, author, and podcaster, Armand Rosamilia returns with his latest book, Make Pretend! As a frequent guest, Armand and Jason get more into the writing process than usual but we also have a lot of laughs discussing important things like Funko Pops, and do you really need pants during a pandemic? Armand Rosam…
 
Tennessee life coach and author, Christina M. Eder is our guest for episode 151! Join in the laughs as Jason and Christina discuss having a heart for helping people begin their dreams, having infectious positivity, living with intent, and discover what in the world is a Frog Blog! (you'll even hear one!) Christina M. Eder website Christina's books …
 
Episode 150 brings a delightful chat with sound producer and author, Jim Metzner! Listen to Jim describe his long-running radio show, Pulse of the Planet, discovering the sounds around you, and learn new and fascinating things about the inspiration for his novel, Sacred Mounds, a book thirty years in the making! Sacred Mounds website (not the music…
 
Happy Halloween! It's our final BONUS episode of the month with special guest author, producer, and screenwriter, Bonne' Bartron! Listen in as we discuss the hardships of filmmaking, characters inspired from life, switching from scripts to fiction novels and so much more before diving into a creepy sample chapter from Bonne's debut novel, Whispers!…
 
Graphic Novelist, Michael May is our guest for episode 148! Prepare yourself for an episode chock full of podcasting, writing for comics, blogging, stressing over every word, and one heck of an entertaining sample chapter reading! It's all just a click away true believers! Michael May website, blog, and social media links Michael May on Amazon Hell…
 
Episode 147 features a wonderful return guest in Horror & Dark Fantasy author, Liz Butcher! We catch up on her previous book, Fate's Fury, talk work/life balance, ghostwriting, and discuss how inspirational creepy old homes can be for an author! Liz Butcher website Liz Butcher on Amazon Creative Edge Publicity NaNoWriMo (my ID is Jason A. Meuschke)…
 
Episode 146 brings the goods with beloved actor/producer/screenwriter, and now author, Lou Diamond Phillips! Prepare yourself for amazing insights and laughs as Jason and Lou discuss topics like his inspiration for the book, switching from screenwriting to writing a novel to describe the images in his head, world-building, will there be a sequel, a…
 
For the show's second BONUS episode #145 of October, we're welcoming sci-fi and urban fantasy author, Jabe Stafford! Learn about writing in isolation, journaling for self-discovery, identifiable villains, and what the heck is a Yoga Witch? All this plus a sample chapter from Jabe's debut novel, Ales, Agents & Alchemy, is just a click away! Jabe Sta…
 
Episode 144 brings an action-packed chat with award-winning author, Gary Phillips! Listen in as they discuss being a storyteller, working in different genres and media to both inform and keep your writing fresh, consistency is key as a writer, and we get a little side-tracked discussing cigars and how many is still okay in the current pandemic. All…
 
Prepare yourself for a month of bonus episodes starting today with episode 143 and return guest, Splatterpunk-nominated author, Lucas Mangum! I had a blast chatting with Lucas about things like lifestyle changes and parenting tips for the pandemic, revising old stories, developing fully realized characters and stories, and the perks of being award-…
 
Episode 142 is here with a truly delightful author from Canada, Nina Munteanu. In the episode, Nina and Jason discuss character flaws, having the environment be a character in our prose, the "what ifs" in historical fiction, the writer's "wavelengths", and much more all before enjoying a magical chapter reading. Enjoy! Nina Munteanu website Nina Mu…
 
Episode 141 brings us not one, but TWO sample chapters from a pair of author friends who are releasing at the same time! Nate Granzow and Mat Snyder talk with Jason about writing clubs, critique, research and so much more before diving into spectacular samples from each of their new novels! Be sure to join their Facebook launch party on October 1st…
 
Episode 140 of the show features first-time author, and friend of the show, Katie R. Dale! Listen in as we dive into Katie's memoir and discuss mental health, way to seek and find help, writing for the reader, and the process of putting together that first book. Suffice to say the interview is an informative, and timely, look at very real struggles…
 
Speculative Fiction author and podcaster, Theresa Halvorsen is our delightful guest for episode 139! We're talking about the voices in an author's head, always learning, her podcast the Semi-Sages of the Pages, as well as diving behind the scenes of her debut novel, Warehouse Dreams! Theresa Halverson website with social media links Theresa Halvers…
 
Bonus episode time with special return guest, Edward Willett! Come along for a fun conversation as we discuss his two upcoming releases, building an anthology with other authors, the many ways of writing a book, and the sometimes hilarious pitfalls of transcription services. All this and an always amazing, and thrilling chapter reading from book th…
 
South Africa makes its first appearance on the show with author, Elaine Dodge! Jason and Elaine discuss topics like the mushy middle, pantsing the first few chapters, writing in places you've never been, bears, and brains in jars! All this and more before diving into a wonderfully steamy sample chapter from her award-winning book, Harcourt's Mounta…
 
Episode 136 is doubly exciting as we feature the writing duo of CM Adler and AK Alexander with their new novel, Deadly Affairs! This interview is full of laughs and interesting tidbits like creating a "killer" character, juggling multiple author identities, character research and so much more and all before diving into a thrilling sample chapter. T…
 
Episode 135 is one for the ages as we sit with multiple award-winning, best-selling Thriller author, Hank Phillippi Ryan! We discuss how she fell in love with storytelling, writing effective suspense, the comfort of a returning character vs the thrill of a standalone novel, and so much more. And you for sure don't want to miss the gripping sample c…
 
Welcome to part 2 of our Six-Gun Justice special featuring Mystery, Crime & Spur Award-Winning Western author, Richard Prosch! It's a great interview with a truly great guy where we discover not only how the Dan Spalding character came to life but also, at times, seems to have a life of his own! We also talk about making the most of your writing ti…
 
Crime & Western Novelist, Screenwriter, and television personality, Paul Bishop is our guest for this exciting week of hosting the authors from the Six-Gun Justice Podcast! We have a wonderful chat about the podcast, writing characters of the opposite sex, using his skills as an interrogator in his writing and so much more before diving into a clif…
 
Speculative Fiction author and ordained Rabbi. Two titles I never expected to put together but they do exist in the amazing author that is, Phil M. Cohen! Check out this fascinating discussion about subjects like the inclusion of ourselves as authors into our writing, examining what it is to be human, and discover what is Midrash! All this and an i…
 
All the way from Bedfordshire England, our guest for episode 131 is chick lit author, Cali Bird! In her day job, Cali helps people identify and make time for their own creativity but when she's writing, she's giving unique voices and personalities to inanimate objects! Hear all about this, how she gained new eyes on her work by stepping away, and a…
 
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