Indie Beacon not only provides great tips and tools to help anyone in the artistic field to navigate through the marketing maze, but we also provide a radio show & podcast that spotlights its members.

Thank you for checking out the many great authors that have been interviewed on our show. The concept of Indie Beacon Radio began in 2015 as DEAR Texas Radio which then grew to serve a much larger group of authors and listeners.

Please feel free to listen to any of the authors shows below, or visit our YouTube channel for the recorded live broadcasts of the shows here.  You may also subscribe for free to our Amazon Fire TV channel under the Education section.

Authors Interviewed

/What%20is%20Indie%20Beacon
Aired Jan 31, 2018 - Award Winning Author & Speaker
B Alan Bourgeois, the founder of Indie Beacon and many other organizations that support Independents explains the value of Indie Beacon
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In today’s episode of Indie Beacon Radio, Denise Bryson interviews Mark Guillerman and talks with him about his new book, and the other books he is working on for publication.
/Indie%20Beacon%20Radio%20Show %20 134%20with%20Lindsey%20Backen
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Lindsey Backen has published 3 books, with her 4th one coming out in 2019. Yet, she has ideas and working manuscripts for 20 more books she looks forward to writing.
/Indie%20Beacon%20Radio%20Show %20 133%20with%20Dr.%20Mara%20Karpell
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In this episode of Indie Beacon Radio, our hostess Rox Burkey interview Dr. Mara Karpel to talk about her book “The Passionate Life: Creating Vitality & Joy at Any Age” is a guide for all who want to live a more vital, joyful life!
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B Alan Bourgeois interviews Barb Drozdowich an author with over 20 books designed to help Indie Authors with various stages of marketing their books
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This is a special edition of the Indie Beacon Radio show. The interviews were conducted by Rox Burkey of just a small number of authors that attended the 2019 McKinney Book Festival.
/Indie%20Beacon%20Radio%20Show %20 130%20with%20Anna%20Bauereis
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Anna Bauereis lost her son Alexi to a car accident at a young age. Her story is one of tragedy, turned into courageousness.
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In this episode of Indie Beacon Radio, Charlette Canion interviews Chuck Walsh who has written several mystery thrillers and historical fiction books. You will learn why Chuck uses certain parts of the country for his story settings and what motivated him to write his first book.
/Indie%20Beacon%20Radio%20Show %20 128%20with%20Ernie%20Lee
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Rox Burkey interviews on of her favorite authors, Ernie Lee in this episode of Indie Beacon Radio. Ernie talks about how he created his thriller and the follow up to it. He also talks about what got him into writing poetry.
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Shanalee Sharboneau interviews the dynamic author Robert Levine about his unique book Uniform Commerical Code Made Easy. Robert’s life is full of interesting aspects that he uses in this fiction book that helps people understand the code.
/Indie%20Beacon%20Radio%20Show %20 126%20with%20Mack%20Little
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B Alan Bourgeois has the pleasure of interviewing Mack Little the author of a fantasy vampire novel, “Progenie” the first in a series. She also talks about her travels for research and her other books she is working on.
/Indie%20Beacon%20Radio%20Show %20 125%20with%20Caleb%20Pirtle
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Caleb Pirtle III is an award-winning author with more then 50 books available. Enjoy this show as Rox Burkey talks with this influential author of our times in this episode of Indie Beacon Radio.
/Indie%20Beacon%20Radio%20Show %20 124%20with%20Lou%20Alpert
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Shanalee Sharboneau enjoys interviewing Lou Alpert who talks about her book “A Love Letter to my Daughter” and the devastation that drug abuse has on a person and the family.
/Indie%20Beacon%20Radio%20Show %20 123%20with%20Tyra%20Manning
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In this episode of Indie Beacon Radio hostess Charlotte Canion interviews Dr. Tyra Manning about her two books. Tyra shares some personal aspects of what drove her to write the books and how she hopes to help others share their stories.
/Indie%20Beacon%20Radio%20Show %20 122%20with%20Blaise%20Ramsay
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Rox Burkey interviews Blaise Ramsay in this episode of Indie Beacon Radio. Blaise talks about what got her started in writing and how she has grown as a writer and as a business professional with her business Fyresyde Publishing.
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In this episode of Ask Alan Anything, B Alan Bourgeois shares his thoughts about an article appearing in Publishers Weekly on July 15th by Sari Feldman about the games the big publishing houses are doing over eBooks and why he chose to respond to her article.
/Ask%20Alan%20Anything%20Episode%2010
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In this episode of Ask Alan Anything, Alan talks about the true cost of publishing a book for an indie Author. Any author can download the cost sheet, which is a sample chapter from his book Authors Revolution Workbook here: https://lp.constantcontact.com/su/gczjtcZ
/Ask%20Alan%20Anything%20Episode%209
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In this episode of Ask Alan Anything, Alan discusses the continuing drop in paper book sales and the decline in reading. He ask the question: What are you doing to increase readership? Alan reviews what he and his organizations are doing to increase readership.
/Ask%20Alan%20Anything%20Episode%208
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In this episode of Ask Alan Anything, Alan talks about Social Media Do’s and Don’ts. Listen to the two analogies Alan uses to better understand how an author should view their Social Media accounts and act on them. Helpful tips to use your accounts to your advantage.
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In this episode of Ask Alan Anything, Alan talks about the Barnes & Noble sale and the possible impact on authors. Alan also talks about the WeFiction Writing Contest. WeFiction.DEARIndie.org
/Indie%20Beacon%20Radio%20Show %20 121%20with%20Dawnie%20Dahir
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Hostess Charlotte Canion interviews Dawnie Dahir in this episode of Indie Beacon Radio. Learn what started Dawnie on her speaking and writing career from a challenge and a whisper.
/Ask%20Alan%20Anything%20Episode%206
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In this episode of Ask Alan Anything Alan talks about 7 predictions for the publishing world expected to happen from now till 2025. He also discusses pre-sales and outlines a six-month plan to help any author plan out their pre-order sales.
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B Alan Bourgeois interviews Jim Mosquera in this episode of Indie Beacon Radio.
/Ask%20Alan%20Anything%20Episode%205
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In this episode of Ask Alan Anything, Alan talks about a new Canadian report about Libraries and patrons who purchase books.
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B Alan Bourgeois has the pleasure of interviewing a multi award winning author, Kathie Giorgio. During the interview Kathie talks about her books and about her writing programs through All Writers Workshop.
/Indie%20Beacon%20Radio%20Show %20 118%20with%20Larry%20Morris
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In this episode readers can learn the difference of what Hard Science vs a regular Sci-Fi book is. Larry Morris is an award-winning author of Hard Science Fiction novels.
/Indie%20Beacon%20Radio%20Show %20 117%20with%20D%20W%20Bell
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In this episode of Indie Beacon Radio B Alan Bourgeois interviews new author D W Bell about his novel The Revelator and his other projects in the works.
/Ask%20Alan%20Anything%20Episode%204
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In this episode of Ask Alan Anything, Alan discusses the concept of too many book sales, WeFiction writing contest and the process of creating an ISBN for your book. If you have a questions about publishing or marketing of a book, please email your question to BourgeoisMedia@outlook.com
/Ask%20Alan%20Anything%20Episode%203
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In this episode of Ask Alan Anything, Alan talks about errors that authors commonly due that can hurt them in sales and opportunities. He also talks about book contests and making sure you get value for the entry fee if you win.
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In this Episode of Ask Alan Anything, Alan talks about the changes in the distribution world for books with Baker & Taylor adjusting their system. He also talks about the Authors Marketing Event, Indie Lector Store and many other programs for authors.
/Ask%20Alan%20Anything%20Episode%201
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In this episode, Alan talks about distribution of books and the recent changes in the publishing world. He also addresses the Amazon KDP select and why he does not suggest it for authors.
/Indie%20Beacon%20Radio%20Show %20 115%20with%20Charlotte%20Canion
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B Alan Bourgeois interviews award winning author Charlotte Canion about her new gardening book and her sequel to How To Partent Your Parents
/Indie%20Beacon%20Radio%20Show %20 114%20with%20C%20Marie%20Bowen
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Connie (C. Marie) Bowen is an award-winning author of paranormal adventures laced with suspense and romance. She grew up in Denver, Colorado, and has a love of western history, science fiction, fantasy, and ghost stories.
/Indie%20Beacon%20Radio%20Show %20 112%20with%20Patricia%20Taylor%20Wells
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Patricia Taylor Wells published her first book in 2016: “Camp Tyler, A First of its Kind” for the benefit of Camp Tyler, the oldest outdoor education school in the country, which she attended as a child.
/Indie%20Beacon%20Radio%20Show %20 111%20with%20B%20Alan%20Bourgeois
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B Alan Bourgeois is the director and founder of many organziations and events that support writers and pulished authors in the field of marketing their books.
/Indie%20Beacon%20Radio%20Show   110%20with%20Wendy%20Sura%20Thomson
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Denise Bryson interviews Wendy Surs Thomson in this episode of the Indie Beacon Radio show. Wendy talks about her life experiences and how they shapped her novels.
/Indie%20Beacon%20Radio%20Show   109%20with%20Bill%20Thomas
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Bill Thomas grew up in Austin, Texas but attended North Texas State University where he studied music and business. He graduated from University of Texas and played music in and around the Austin area. He just finished self-publishing the novella “The Three Souls.”
/Indie%20Beacon%20Radio%20Show   108%20with%20Carol%20Rowland
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Carol Rowland is the author of The Feline Park Inspector children's book series and other books starring Boo the Deaf Kitty.
/Indie%20Beacon%20Radio%20Show   107%20with%20B%20Alan%20Bourgeois
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B Alan Bourgeois is the founder of several organizations that support Authors in a variety of ways. Rox Burkey interviews Alan for the latest information and programs that authors should know about to become more successful.
/Indie%20Beacon%20Radio%20Show   106%20with%20Cindy%20Lewis
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Hello world, welcome to the imagination of Author Cindy Lewis. What an incredible year 2016 was, I landed four honorable mentions at not only Hollywood California in 2015, but rolled the next year in with Paris, London, and Amsterdam with my romantic comedy “Almost India”.
/Indie%20Beacon%20Radio%20Show   105%20with%20Jim%20Ziegler
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Libros, #author, #books, #fiction, #indie, #indie+beacon+radio, #jim+ziegler, #marketing, #publishing, #reading, #shanalee, #sharboneau, #texas, #writing
/Indie%20Beacon%20Radio%20Show   104%20with%20K%20Wendt
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Rox Burkey interviews K Wendt in this episode of Indie Beacon Radio about K's children's books, fiction adult books and poetry. They also talk about K's desire to help other authors and singers break through their blocks to help them create great works.
/Indie%20Beacon%20Radio%20Show  103%20with%20Tricia%20Draper
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Tricia Draper lives in Decatur, Texas with her loving husband, Marcus, and teenage son, Logan. She and Marcus got married on September 4, 1999, after a whirlwind romance. They have been happily raising their God given miracle, Logan, since June, 2000. They love to play games and have “pizza and a movie night” on Fridays with Tricia’s parents. God has truly blessed them.
/Indie%20Beacon%20Radio%20Show  102%20with%20James%20Garrison
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Set in the Mekong Delta in 1970, QL 4 is based on my experiences there as an American military policeman. It is a tale of intrigue, betrayal, and crime among soldiers on the same side in an unpopular war. #vietnamwar; #militarypolice; #war; #blackmarket; #JamesGarrison-author.
/Indie%20Beacon%20Radio%20Show  101%20with%20Joy%20Don%20Baker%20&%20Terri%20Goodman
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B Alan Bourgeois interviews this team of authors and talks about their book series on Nurses and their newest book "A B C's of Author Partnering" in this episode of Indie Beacon Radio.
/Indie%20Beacon%20Radio%20Show  100%20with%20JC%20Villegas
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J.C. Villegas was born and raised in the South, spending most of her days in Mississippi. Since childhood she has been a strong advocate seeking justice and the humane treatment of animals and people.
/Indie%20Beacon%20Radio%20Show  99%20with%20Nick%20Paldino
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Nick Paldino is a father of two, who currently resides in the DFW area with his family. He is an author, musician, personal trainer and former ballet dancer with a Bachelor’s of Fine Arts in Dance Performance from Southern Methodist University’s Meadows School of the Arts.
/Indie%20Beacon%20Radio%20Show  98%20with%20Katherine%20Brown
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Katherine Brown is a Texas girl with books in her blood. She has been reading as long as she can remember and has been “making books” from the time she was a child.
/Indie%20Beacon%20Radio%20Show  97%20with%20Edmantha%20Hall
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Author, Elizabeth Hall uses her deceased brother’s name, Edmantha Hall, as her pen name. Elizabeth Hall is a retired engineer. Born in Texas but lived in various states throughout her working career.
/Indie%20Beacon%20Radio%20Show  94%20with%20Mary%20Ann%20Faremouth
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Mary Ann Faremouth is a professional recruitment services specialist, a highly regarded speaker and writer, 2016 PRESIDENT of Houston Independent Personnel Consultant Group.
/Indie%20Beacon%20Radio%20Show  93%20with%20Joseph%20M%20Schreiber
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Joseph M. Schreiber is a trial lawyer and writer based in Houston, Texas. Prior to working in law, he taught high school in Helena, Arkansas as a member of Teach For America.
/Indie%20Beacon%20Radio%20Show  92%20with%20Wendell%20Mayo
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CENTAUR OF THE NORTH is my first book, and I’ll likely be briefly discussing it early in the interview; SURVIVAL HOUSE is my latest book and I’ll likely speak about it for the bulk of the remainder of the interview.
/Indie%20Beacon%20Radio%20Show  91%20with%20KT%20Banks
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KT Banks lives near Dallas, TX with her husband, Kenny, their 3 sons Damian, Beau & Dylan and their two dogs, Maggie and Izzy.
/Indie%20Beacon%20Radio%20Show  90%20with%20Kimberly%20Fish
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Kimberly Fish was born into a military family which really meant she travelled a lot. She then married a military man and travelled some more. She really likes to travel.
/Indie%20Beacon%20Radio%20Show  89%20with%20J%20J%20Ruisz
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J J RUSZ is the pen name for John J Ruszkiewicz, who was born in Cleveland, Ohio. He earned a BA from St. Vincent College in 1972 and a PhD in English from The Ohio State University in 1977.
/Indie%20Beacon%20Radio%20Show  88%20with%20Howard%20Levine
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Howard Levine is the author of one previously published novel, Leaving This Life Behind. He is a retired teacher of special education and English as a second language.
/Indie%20Beacon%20Radio%20Show  87%20with%20Kevin%20Bowser
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Kevin Bowser is the husband of a beautiful and amazing woman. He is the father of two amazing children and father-in-law to an equally amazing daughter-in-law.
/Indie%20Beacon%20Radio%20Show 86%20with%20Deb%20Lang
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Do you seem to repeat the same habits in relationships and attract the same kind of partner, friends or work colleagues, which end up in conflict or withdrawal?
/Indie%20Beacon%20Radio%20Show 85%20with%20marian%20hays
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Marian Hays is a lifelong reader, researcher, author, and coach, writing about her passions and life experiences.
/Indie%20Beacon%20Radio%20Show 84%20with%20Grace%20Blair
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Grace Allison is a prime example of someone who pulled herself up by her bootstraps and took notes along the way.
/Indie%20Beacon%20Radio%20Show 83%20with%20John%20Alexander
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TJohn Alexander lives in Frisco, TX with his beautiful wife and Charlie Brown his Caviler. During the last five years of his career in the high-tech industry John discovered his love for writing.
/Indie%20Beacon%20Radio%20Show 82%20with%20Kimberly%20Packard
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Kimberly Packard is an award-winning author of women's fiction. She began visiting her spot on the shelves at libraries and bookstores at a young age, gazing between the Os and the Qs.
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Renne has a collection of children's books about sailing. Adult books about the aerospace and a self help book about break ups. Learn more about Renne at http://Authors.TxAuthros.com
/Indie%20Beacon%20Radio%20Show 80%20with%20T%20J%20DuBois
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TJ DuBois is happily married to his wife author E.L. DuBois. The couple enjoy writing projects together and separately.
/Indie%20Beacon%20Radio%20Show 79%20with%20E%20L%20DuBois
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E.L. DuBois was born and raised in Texas where she still lives today surrounded by her amazing family, and menagerie of fur babies.
/Indie%20Beacon%20Radio%20Show 78%20with%20C%20J%20Peterson
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I was raised in a Christian military home, but it was far from tranquil. Like many young people, I left home as soon as possible, and went my own way, thinking I knew better.
/Indie%20Beacon%20Radio%20Show  77%20with%20Cindy%20C%20Murray
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Cindy C. Murray is the author of the award winning Adventures of Sophie and Scottie Book Series. She loves to write and share engaging and imaginative stories with young readers.
/Indie%20Beacon%20Radio%20Show  76%20with%20Tanner%20Roberts
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Moral arguments have taken the place of empirical evidence. Virtue signaling has replaced constructive political discussion.
/Indie%20Beacon%20Radio%20Show  75%20Introducing%20the%20Hostesses
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Meet the Hostesses and Host of Indie Beacon Radio. Learn why they love to be a part of the show and what they hope to help bring out of their guests during the interview.
/Indie%20Beacon%20Radio%20Show  74%20with%20Kimberley%20Dewberry
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Kimberly Dewberry struggled for 25 years to cope with the pain, hurt, guilt, regret, unworthiness, and shame caused by her addicted father.
/Indie%20Beacon%20Radio%20Show %2073%20with Charles%20Breakfield
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Charles holds a master’s degree and works for a high-tech manufacturer as a solution architect, functioning in hybrid data/telecom environments.
/Indie%20Beacon%20Radio%20Show %2072%20with Chenda%20Tom
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Chenda Tom has been an educator for over 22 years. Her passion and desire to educate children and make a positive impact on their lives is apparent in her daily work.
/Indie%20Beacon%20Radio%20Show%2071%20with Alan%20Elliott
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Alan is a native Texan with a knack for story. He is co-author of the family comedy movie Angels Love Donuts (with Leon McWhorter) filmed in Dallas and released on DVD.
/Indie%20Beacon%20Radio%20Show%2070%20with Roy%20Clinton
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Roy Clinton is a Western author and psychotherapist who divides his time between Texas and the Canadian Rockies.
/Indie%20Beacon%20Radio%20Show  69%20with Helen%20Munday
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Helen Munday, was born during the apartheid era of South Africa. Her dream of going to America began at age thirteen, and was realized at age twenty one.
/Indie%20Beacon%20Radio%20Show  68%20with%20Pat%20Haddock
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A sixth-generation Texan, storytelling is in Pat Haddock’s blood.
/Indie%20Beacon%20Radio%20Show  67%20with%20Kathi%20Laughman
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Kathi C. Laughman specializes in overcoming the unexpected and rescuing plans that have gone awry.

Membership Organizations

/Florida%20Authors%20&%20Publishers%20Assoc.
Florida Est. 1983
The Florida Authors & Publishers Association is an organization for authors, publishers, independent publishers, illustrators, editors, printers, and other professionals involved in the publishing industry. We are focused on providing the highest quality of information, resources, and professional development to members and others interested in the writing and publishing profession in the state of Florida.
/Texas%20Authors,%20Inc.
Texas Est. August 2011
Texas Authors, Inc., is a membership program designed to assist authors in learning how to better market and sell themselves and their books. It was established in August 2011 and is the only organization in the world of its type.