My Chat with Angela Ackerman

Angela Ackerman is a writing coach, international speaker, and co-author of the bestselling book, The Emotion Thesaurus: A Writer’s Guide to Character Expression,as well as five others books in the popular description thesaurus series for writers. Her books are available in six languages, are sourced by US universities, and are used by novelists, screenwriters, editors, and psychologists around the world. Angela is also the co-founder of the popular site Writers Helping Writers, as well as One Stop for Writers, an innovative online library packed with custom made tools and resources built to help writers elevate their storytelling.


Her Emotion Thesaurus is one of my favorite writing craft books. The second edition is comint out in a couple of weeks.

At any rate, here is a clip from our chat.

You can hear the full episode on my podcast website.

or search for the episode under Blood, Sweat and Words on your favorite podcast provider.

Mary Buckham: We Need More Storytellers

To hear the whole interview go to Blood, Sweat and Words.

What do Werewolves do for Christmas?

…and vampires? How about witches? On todays episode on my podcast Blood Sweat and Words, award winning author Sharon Ashwood talks about Christmas in a dark paranormal world. She’s one of my favorite paranormal authors and I’ll be reviewing her latest book on Friday.

Mystery, Romance, Thrillers, Westerns get Bad Raps

Do you love genre fiction? I do. I’m an eclectic reader, but I have to say I love reading adventurous stories and I think they get a bad rap. What about you?

I really enjoyed my conversation with Janice MacDonald about this topic. She also talks about the mystery genre. I could listen to her for hours. She really knows her stuff and she’s funny. I first heard her at a Sisters in Crime Conference.

Have a listen …