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Deena is back with Janet to  rag on Peter for standing them up…poor boy was sickly and they didn’t want to subject the listeners to his croaking, coughing and sneezing. The Texas Duo discuss #HoustonAuthorBash, swag ideas, utopia for writers and authors, and the awesome new idea that Amtrack has just completed a pilot experiment test run. As the girls are chatting we hear that one of them has a birthday milestone coming up and get a sneak peek into the plans these women are making to celebrate.

Episode 39 Dreams, Expo Swag and Believing or streaming 

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Texascot

Deena is back with Peter and Janet to kick the new year off right. We get to catch up with the 3 hosts to find out if Janet is still an aspiring author, if Peter has published anything this year, and if Deena has started a career in porn. Just kidding but she does make the leap into publishing her own book and gives plugs to herself.  We talk about promoting books, pricing them, puking, and Peter’s affinity for hugging wood and the pyromaniac tendencies of one of the hosts.

Episode 37 Pricing Promotion and Pyromaniacs or streaming 

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Calling Scottish Authors

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Our resident Scot has decided to leave the show so Bluebonnets, Bagpipes and Books is looking for a few Scottish authors and writers who are interested in becoming part of our dysfunctional yet entertaining family. 

If you know the rules of grammar and writing, have a sense of humor, have a thick skin, don’t take yourself too seriously, don’t mind foul-mouths and can roll with the flow when a literary discussion verres off the subject (and rails) let us know. (Or if you know of someone who you think would fit in let them know about our search!)

This is an excellent opportunity to get some exposure for yourself, your writing and your knowledge – we have some amazing listeners and experience downloads in great numbers every month with plans to expand greater in the coming year.

No previous experience with podcasting is expected or necessary. Feel free to contact the producer via email and pass this information on to any writer or author that you know!


In episode 21, Readers, Renegade Writers and Bagpiper’s Blood, Deena and Mark Rice are joined by Janet and her Kilted Cowboy for a discussion of reading, writing, publishing and various Scottish locales and traditions.

Full episode description can be found on http://www.e-bookbuilders.com

Readers, Renegade Writers and Bagpiper’s Blood and streaming.


Indie Publishing Podcast Episode 19 – Art, Advice and Author Pages

In Episode 19 – Art, Advice and Author Pages — Deena & Mark offer more writing advice and tips on improving Amazon Author Pages.  They discuss how to create the perfect writing environment, exploring the role phenomena such as music, colour, space and visual art can play in configuring creativity-friendly surroundings.  Sit back, relax, learn and enjoy!

You can find EBookBuilders tips blog at http://www.e-bookbuilders.com or digitialebookformatting.wordpress.com

Episode 19 Art, Advice and Author Pages or streaming 

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In Episode 17 – Word Boy and Code Girl Ride Again – Deena and Mark Rice do what they know.  Deena gives valuable formatting advice, explaining why traditionally taught techniques work well for paperbacks but are fatal to e-books.  Mark shares writing tips and gives the list of books that helped him to hone his craft.  Who says Scotsmen are stingy?  As usual, the intrepid duo veer off on a few tangents, with animal husbandry making its obligatory appearance.  Deena’s Texan drawl is louder than usual, as Mark’s ears are still humming after standing in front of his bastard godfather Lemmy’s bass amp – Murder One – at a Motörhead gig only a few hours earlier.  Sit back, relax, learn and enjoy!

You can find EBookBuilders tips blog at http://www.e-bookbuilders.com or digitialebookformatting.wordpress.com

Episode 17 Word Boy & Code Girl Ride Again or streaming 

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Dionne Lister, author of  Shadows of the Realm, joins Deena & Mark Rice to discuss dragons, faeries, Amazon’s removal of reviews, and other high-handed tactics employed against those who question their actions. We also broach the subject of readers losing their libraries that are stored on Kindles, as well as mentioning NaNoWriMo.

You can find Dionne’s blog at www.dionnelisterwriter.wordpress.com

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Sweet 16: Faeries, Dragons and Vegetarian Sheep Sacrifice or streaming 

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Kevin Smith

Kevin Smith (Photo credit: Gage Skidmore)

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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