Episode 82 is presented in partnership with Katharine Grubb, the 10 Minute Novelist. We were thrilled to have Katharine pop by for a few minutes to talk about herself, her writing, the 10 Minute Novelist website, and the Drabble contest that she runs that all of Episode 82’s stories were part of.
Katharine Grubb is a homeschooling mother of five, a novelist, a baker of bread, a comedian wannabe, a former running coward and the author of Write A Novel In 10 Minutes A Day. Besides pursuing her own fiction and nonfiction writing dreams, she also leads 10 Minute Novelists on Facebook, an international group for time-crunched writers that focuses on tips, encouragement and community. Visit Katharine at 10minutenovelists.com.
Elaine Bayless is a life coach, pastoral counselor, and Reiki Master in Raleigh, NC. She works with overwhelmed moms and over achieving perfectionists to help them create a delicious life of ease and joy. Elaine is a prolific writer, maintaining two blogs and publishing articles on elephant journal, Mind Body Green, and LinkedIn. In her spare time she bakes bread, reads, and gardens.
Clarisa Gosling is a mother, wife, friend, sister, daughter,
ex-librarian, home-maker, writer, and clarinetist, who likes photography, outdoors, learning, challenges and play! Currently in The Netherlands. Find her on Twitter @clarileia
Janet Hogan Chapman’s alter ego is Georgia Janet. She a bohemian southern belle writer empowering strong women through poetry and prose.
Episode 82 consists entirely of 100 word stories called drabbles, and has a lot of contributors. So excited to bring you all these different voices in the upcoming episode.
Jeffrey H. Toney was previously with us on Episode 49. Dr. Toney has published scientific peer-reviewed articles, news media opinion pieces as well as short fiction stories for which he has been nominated twice for a Pushcart Prize. He serves as Provost and Vice President for Academic Affairs at Kean University. You can follow him on Twitter @jefftoney.
Olivia Folmar Ard is a secretary, history nerd, and all-purpose geek. She’s the author of The Bennett Series, and Readers’ Favorite 5-Star recipient ‘Tis the Season. She and her husband JD live in Central Alabama, where they await the arrival of their miracle baby with joyful anticipation.
Cara Lopez Lee is the author of the memoir They Only Eat Their Husbands (Conundrum Press, 2014). Her stories have appeared in such places as The Los Angeles Times, The Manifest-Station, 50-Word Stories, Rivet Journal, and Pangyrus. She has collaborated on more than twenty books, taught at Denver’s Lighthouse Writers Workshop, written for HGTV, and worked as a TV journalist. She and her husband live in Ventura, California. You can find out more at http://www.CaraLopezLee.com.
Amanda is a previous contributor to the show, having been with us on Episode 77.
Amanda lives in Bristol and has had various short stories published. She won 3rd place in the Grimsby University International Literary Competition, was published in the anthology by Hammond House, and had a story commissioned by Fantasia in the USA. She has previously been placed in a novel writing competition and is currently long listed for the National Novel Writing Competition (Jan. 2017.) Amanda has a one-act play going in to production later this year. In 2016, Amanda self-published a cook book titled Eating for Energy based on her experience of managing Chronic Fatigue Syndrome by diet. She has a novel out with agents and hopes to turn her passion into a career.