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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
 
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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)…
 
In their first episode back, Sarah and Dana catch up on life during the pandemic. Spoiler alert: it includes wine hangovers from nights at home. They spill all of their favorite TV shows and movies including Upload, Palm Springs, Hollywood and the cult classic, The Hills. They also address their once favorite actor, Glen Powell, and his less than s…
 
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…
 
This week's episode we tell you not only whodunnit but whydunnit as Holly and Jules' dive into the summer hit The Guest List by Lucy Foley. As a Reese's Book Club pick and smash hit, the ladies discuss which characters were worth empathy, Magic Mike connections (looking at you Blonde Matt Bomer) and the option C of parent's approval and much more!…
 
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…
 
Bonus Episode 130 is here with Hugo, and Nebula Award-Winning Author, Robert J Sawyer as our guest! Listen to a fascinating discussion about hard science fiction, the childhood book that inspired his aspirations and to believe in his dreams, and so much more along with a spirited, and oh-so-fun chapter reading from his latest book, The Oppenheimer …
 
Episode 129 hits the trail with Western/Detective author, J.R. Sanders! As a retired policeman, J.R. now pens novels of the American West, crime in America, some titillating non-fiction, and even a pair of sweet YA books! Hear how his childhood influenced his love of the West and how he stumbled on a book idea while using his investigative police s…
 
Episode 128 brings us Fantasy Thriller author, Matthew Wayne Selznick! Matt and Jason have a great discussion about comics and their effect on us as storytellers and creators, worldbuilding, and more before diving into a riveting chapter reading from Matthew's latest book, Light of the Outsider! Matthew Wayne Selznick website, blog and social media…
 
Dr. Victor Acquista is our guest for episode 127! Listen in as we discuss his unique brand of strange, yet fascinating hard-SciFi stories and how he brings them to life. We also discuss his podcast, Podfobler Productions, and laugh it up over some of his hilarious takes on life. Victor Acquista website with social media & podcast links Victor Acqui…
 
Episode 126 features the award-winning, and very talented, Greg Hickey! Inspired by HG Wells, Greg has been following his dreams to write where the inspiration takes him including speculative fiction, Scifi, screenplays, and even an interactive choose-your-own-adventure book that weaves you through two interweaving stories! Choose adventure and pre…
 
Bonus episode time with Fantasy author, Brandi Schonberg! Brandi is a first-time author who debuted her book with the incredible new platform, Episodic. Listen in as she discusses how her book fits that service, thinking about writing vs actually writing, and out-of-the-blue characters. Brandi Schonberg's The Gate on Episodic Brandi Schonberg Bio a…
 
Author of the International Best-Selling Blue Helix series, Kathrin Hutson is back! We're discussing the pitfalls and occasional foreseeing of dystopian fiction, writing unintended characters and we have a lot of laughs! In this episode, Jason also introduces a brand new way to contact the show via our own Sample Chapter phone line! Just call 660-8…
 
This week, the SS Masters is in from sea which means Stasia, Holly and Jules are back to discuss our fave baes, the Bridgertons, with the 7th book in the OG series - It’s in His Kiss by Julia Quinn With the forthcoming Shona Rhimes + Netflix series, Bridgerton, delayed due to COVID-19 we hope that this will help keep everyone’s thirst quench until …
 
This week we revisit with SciFi author, Stan C. Smith, our first ever interview from way back in episode 2 of 2018! Stan has been quite busy since then putting out multiple best-sellers through his Bridgers series and now he's doing it again with his latest, Obsolete Theorem! Listen as we discuss how his nature walks inform his Scifi adventures, ho…
 
Episode 122 brings us the award-winning SciFi author, Robert Davies! Join the fun with this very enjoyable and affable writer/podcaster as we discuss making stuff up along the way as we write, taking his stories into the unexpected, and even his music! Robert Davies website with social media links Robert Davies on BHC Press Authors in Chains websit…
 
The delightful KM West is our guest for episode 121! She's a debut author bringing to us her Dystopian, Urban Fantasy story, Wild Things Will Roam! Plus we talk about writing community, what writing what you know means to her, her ever-present notebook, and she gives us the details on the new publishing service, Episodic! KM West on the Episodic we…
 
Bonus episode time with special guest author, Glacia Cronk! Listeners are in for a treat as we discuss her writing superpowers, writing deliberately vs stream-of-consciousness, as well as how she became one-third of the author hosts behind the Authors In Chains Podcast! These things and more await inside along with an incredibly haunting, and rivet…
 
Episode 119 features USA Today best-seller and multi-genre mystery author, Ann Charles! Hear how her stubbornness and tenacity led to publishing her 1st book, how other writers can learn from her experience, and how she feels about writing in different genres! Ann Charles website with social media links Devil Days in Deadwood on Amazon Ann Charles …
 
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