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A writer like you: Heather Frost

Meet Heather Frost, author of the Seers Trilogy and Asides, a short story collection. She owns two typewriters and is currently working on a YA medieval fantasy series. You’ll love Heather’s tips for balancing your interests, writing strong characters, and knowing where to begin a story.

A writer like you: Nicole Love

Meet Nicole Love, a suspense writer living in Nashville, TN. When she isn’t daydreaming about the beauty of the written word, you can find her designing user-centered experiences for major brands such as Lonely Planet, Hulu, Nissan, Infiniti, and Dave Ramsey. She’s a coffee snob, an animal lover, and a mortician's wife. You’ll love Nicole’s take on how to handle rejection and her reworking of the maxim “write what you know.”

A writer like you: Marcus Jones

Meet Marcus Jones, an author, world traveler, and explorer of culture. He is passionate about seeking out obscure, exotic or unusual cultures, foods, and wines, particularly those developed by the less affluent in society. He was first published as a schoolboy but has only now been able to free the shackles enough to write full time. You’ll feel inspired by Marcus’s early writing years, his FOUR novels (each set in a unique world), his straightforward strategies to overcome procrastination and stay motivated, and his writing advice.

A Writer Like You: Liz Griffin

Meet Liz Griffin, an engineer by day and a fantasy & science fiction writer by night. In February 2017, she underwent a 9-hour emergency brain surgery, so these days she likes to break up awkward moments by joking “Come on, guys, it’s not brain surgery” at every available opportunity. She is an advocate of the Oxford comma, a self-proclaimed crazy cat lady, and a Ravenclaw. When she’s not studying for the Professional Engineer exam, she is currently writing a young adult fantasy series which she describes as An Ember in the Ashes meets Aladdin, but with a murder mystery. You’ll be inspired by Liz’s NaNoWriMo achievements and long-term writer goals. You’ll also love the many resources Liz mentions that help her improve her writing skills, build her author platform, and work toward her writing dreams. Let’s get to the interview, shall we?

A Writer Like You: Ross Hartmann

Meet Ross Hartmann, story geek and creation enthusiast. He is the creative director at Kiingo, a storytelling university dedicated to teaching the fundamental principles of successful storytelling. His hobbies include analyzing movies and screenplays, creating endless vocabulary lists, and trying to figure out what makes a great story. You’ll enjoy Ross’s technical definitions of good writing and great storytelling, his advice on how to overcome writer’s block, and his writer dreams that will inspire you to think BIG.

A Writer Like You: Shayla Raquel

Meet Shayla Raquel, an expert editor, seasoned writer, and author-centric marketer. Shayla works one-on-one with authors and business owners every day. A lifelong lover of books, she has edited over 300 books and has launched several Amazon bestsellers for her clients. Her award-winning blog teaches new and established authors how to write, publish, and market their books. In today’s A Writer Like You interview, you’ll love Shayla’s personal experiences, perspective of failure, promotional strategies, and definition of success.

A Writer Like You: Hannah Pryor

Hannah Pryor is a writer, archivist, and the owner of way too many TBR books. Her favorite genres are SF/F and she's currently working on a sci-fi novel about lady gladiators. She also enjoys drawing in her free time. You’ll love her candid response about how to stay motivated, her evaluation of what writer success really means, and her merciful writing advice. Plus her upcoming novel sounds amazing (I’ll make sure we get updates as the story progresses).