Episode 7: Michelle Bryan, Young Adult Dystopian Author

In this episode we’re delighted to host Michelle Bryan, author of the New Bloods series as well as the Bixby series. Michelle’s second book in the New Bloods series, Ascension, is due for release on 1st March, with the final book of the trilogy due out in the summer.

You can connect with Michelle via:

Her Website




Email: Michellebryan200@gmail.com

Episode 4: Molly Phipps, Book Cover Designer

Molly is a bestselling author who also has a love for book design as an art. This spurred her into trying her hand at freelance work, a business that has seen very quick success for her..

She graduated from Regent’s College in London in 2009 with a Bachelor’s Degree in Media, which focused primarily on photography, digital art, and film production. She’s always looking for new opportunities to test myself, so I welcome any and all potential projects.

Are You a Writer or a Storyteller?

I’ve considered myself a writer for years, but a storyteller? I thought that just came with the territory. It wasn’t until I listened to an interview between Write Practice founder Joe Bunting, and writer Kevin Kaiser that I realized the two are very different. The Difference Between a Writer and a Storyteller A writer, by

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Episode 3: Debbie Manber Kupfer, Urban Fantasy Author

Debbie Manber Kupfer grew up in the UK in the East London suburb of Barking. She has lived in Israel, New York and North Carolina and somehow ended up in St. Louis, where for the last 15 years she has worked as a freelance puzzle constructor of word puzzles and logic problems. She lives with her husband, two children and a very opinionated feline.

She is the author of P.A.W.S., a young adult fantasy novel that was published by Rocking Horse Publishing in the Summer of 2013, and is currently working on the sequel.

She also has stories in a number of anthologies including Flash It!, Fauxpocalypse, and Shades of Fear. She believes that with enough tea and dark chocolate you can achieve anything!

You can find Debbie on her website, Paws4Thought

Episode 2: Aurora Lightbourne, Science Fantasy Author

Episode 2: Aurora Lightbourne, Science Fantasy Author


Aurora began writing stories almost as soon as she learned to write. From her 1st grade ‘journal’ full of tales of rabbit adventures to her first full length book at 14.  She has always had a love for writing stories.

Besides words she also has a love for tech. From an early age Aurora built ‘bread boards’, soldering diodes and components to create such things as a light detecting alarm clock and other such …useless things.  She moved on to building her first DOS PC at 15. She also graduated School at 15. Later on she became a certified PC tech.

Aurora has over 20 books waiting to be written, and more adding to it each day. Most of her writing is Fantasy based, she has a few  fantasy/Sci-fi mixes (like Space Trippers) and at least one comedy adventure.

She hopes you enjoy reading her work as much as she enjoys writing it.

You can find Aurora on:




Her Website

Episode 1: Rebecca Jaycox, Author and Editor

Episode 1: Rebecca Jaycox, Author and Editor

Rebecca Jaycox grew up in the tiny town of Berryman, which borders the Mark Twain National Forest and the Courtois River about 70 miles south of St. Louis. The beautiful landscape fed her imagination, and she began writing stories at age 10 and never stopped.

Always seeking adventure, Rebecca moved to France after she graduated college with a journalism degree to teach English at a French high school. Bitten by the travel bug, she has visited Italy, Greece, Austria, Spain, and finally made it to her bucket-list destination of Istanbul last summer. Rebecca now lives in New York City with her husband, Gregory.

She enjoys reading and writing fantasy, urban fantasy, steampunk, and science fiction. Her YA fantasy debut novel “The Other Inheritance” was released in 2014.

When she’s not writing her next novel, Rebecca continues to contribute to the writing community by providing editing services to indie novelists. For more than five years, she’s helped aspiring writers develop their work and loves to find that diamond in the rough that just needs a little polishing so it shines.