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Indie Publishing Podcast – Episode 15:  Gaffer Tape, Kevin Smith & Corporate Bullies

Janet joins Deena & Mark Rice to discuss gaffer tape, Kevin Smith’s talent, the Jay & Silent Bob star’s twitter battle against SW Airlines, corporate bullies and why traditional publishers seem to be imploding. The friends discuss bad writing in all forms of publishing – print, electronic, journalism, etc. Forbes magazine is called out for tarring all indies with the poor-writing tag yet failing to include major publishers in its sweeping statement, despite their history of producing lowest-common-denominator, error-ridden books. Mark takes an eye-for-an-eye approach to Forbes, pointing out that the magazine has zero literary worth, and advising it to stick to what it knows: corporate fellatio. We see Mark’s scary side when he recounts a first date.   Janet updates us on her journey to becoming a published author. Mark really must want to make ‘Die Hard With A Hard-On’, as he’s talking about it again.  Deena laughs at her husband and his nocturnal missions. Listen, laugh and learn.

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Indie Publishing Podcast – Episode 14:  Reverend Amber F’ing Norrgard

Poet and author Amber Jerome Norrgard – aka The Right Reverend Amber F**kin Norrgard – joins Deena and Mark Rice to talk about her forthcoming Magnum Opus, revealing why the book took ten years to research and complete.  The concept of writing as catharsis is discussed, with examples given of how writing can be therapeutic in times of emotional conflict.  Amber performs an impromptu marriage ceremony for Deena and Mark, who are only too happy to say, “I do.”  No possums or porcupines were harmed during the recording of the show.

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Indie Publishing Podcast – Episode 13: Rocktober and Roll

Deena and Mark Rice are joined by Anne-Marie Klein, author of Behind Blue Eyes: a work of rock fiction inspired by and named after The Who song.  Anne-Marie talks about the 30-year journey of writing, editing and re-editing her manuscript to a state of readiness.  Meticulously researched, the book resulted in The Who’s Pete Townshend sending Anne-Marie a hand-written thank-you note.  Deena discusses the bridge between music and literature, a bridge that both Anne-Marie and Mark helped to build with their rock-themed novels.  All three conspirators confess to hilarious childhood misunderstandings of lyrics by Manfred Mann’s Earth Band, Kenny Rogers, and The Sensational Alex Harvey Band.  Some unlikely-but-true cover versions are unveiled.

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This is a snippet of an actual conversation between Mark & Deena…now you will see why he is called “Word Boy”:

[11:28:27 PM] Deena Schoenfeldt: you are acting a little metrosexual

[11:28:28 PM] Deena Schoenfeldt: LMAO

[11:28:45 PM] Mark Rice: No I’m not, ya fud.

[11:28:53 PM] Mark Rice: You’re not a fud.

[11:29:02 PM] Deena Schoenfeldt: are you going to tell me you are goingfor a mani/pedi/brazilian next?

[11:29:20 PM] Mark Rice: I’m just taking care of my hair like a good metallist.

[11:29:23 PM] Deena Schoenfeldt: OMG, i can’t quit laughing

[11:29:33 PM] Deena Schoenfeldt: i am such a butthole

[11:29:38 PM] Deena Schoenfeldt: you know i am just playing

[11:29:43 PM] Mark Rice: I know.

[11:29:48 PM] Mark Rice: Titheid.

[11:29:54 PM] Deena Schoenfeldt: you are the furtherest froma  metrosexual there is

[11:30:12 PM] Deena Schoenfeldt: fartherest?

[11:30:16 PM] Deena Schoenfeldt: from a

[11:30:23 PM] Deena Schoenfeldt: fuck it, you know what i mean

[11:30:26 PM] Mark Rice: farthest or furthest

[11:30:34 PM] Mark Rice: Either of those is acceptable.

[11:30:36 PM] Deena Schoenfeldt: 😛

[11:30:49 PM] Mark Rice: Farthest is only used with reference to geographical distance.

[11:31:11 PM] Mark Rice: Furthest can be used for any type of distance, geographical or otherwise.

[11:31:22 PM] Deena Schoenfeldt: get the lead out word boy

[11:31:27 PM] Mark Rice: How do I know this shit?

[11:31:35 PM] Mark Rice: It just spills oot.

 


Indie Publishing Podcast – Episode 12: Happy Birthday, Hedgehog…Just Sayin’

Mark and Deena are joined by Deena’s son, new author, Alphonso P. Spain. Topics discussed are sentence structure, writers block, specificity, and three breasted hookers among others.

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Indie Publishing Podcast – Episode 11: Are You For Real?

Deena & Mark  have Social Media Marketing Maven Shelley Roth of Springboard Works on the show this week. Shelley gives some fantastic advice regarding book launches, marketing, Facebook and LinkedIn. This is a must hear episode for everyone, not just authors and indie publishers. If you use social media this show should not be missed.

The link to Shelley’s portal is ShelleyRoth.com

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