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.

Authors Interviewed

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
/Indie%20Beacon%20Radio%20Show   104%20with%20K%20Wendt
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
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
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
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
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
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
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
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
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
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
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
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
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
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
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
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
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
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
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
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
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.
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
/Indie%20Beacon%20Radio%20Show 80%20with%20T%20J%20DuBois
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
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
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
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
Moral arguments have taken the place of empirical evidence. Virtue signaling has replaced constructive political discussion.
/Indie%20Beacon%20Radio%20Show  75%20Introducing%20the%20Hostesses
Author interview
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
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
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
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
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
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
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
A sixth-generation Texan, storytelling is in Pat Haddock’s blood.
/Indie%20Beacon%20Radio%20Show  67%20with%20Kathi%20Laughman
Kathi C. Laughman specializes in overcoming the unexpected and rescuing plans that have gone awry.
/Indie%20Beacon%20Radio%20Show  66%20with%20Elizabeth%20Rentz
Elizabeth Rentz, an author, executive transformational coach, and motivating professional speaker, helps even high-achieving individuals achieve more.
/Indie%20Beacon%20Radio%20Show  65%20Book%20Nook%20Inn
Author Interviewed
Book Nook Inn Bed and Breakfast is located just outside the Beaumont, Texas city limits on the edge of the Scenic Big Thicket in Lumberton, Texas.
/Indie%20Beacon%20Radio%20Show 64%20with%20Michael%20S%20Clifton
Mike Clifton has been involved in public education for over 30 years as a teacher, coach, and administrator, and currently lives in Mount Pleasant, Texas with his wife, Melanie.
/Indie%20Beacon%20Radio%20Show 63%20with%20Carol%20Cook
Writing since her youth, Carol has published her short stories in magazines andnewspapers for over thirty years.
/Indie%20Beacon%20Radio%20Show 62%20with%20Scott%20Bell
Scott Bell holds a degree in Criminal Justice from North Texas State University, and has enjoyed careers in both asset protection as well as sales.
/Indie%20Beacon%20Radio%20Show 61%20with%20Lea%20Ann%20Vandygriff
She married a young law student and eventually they began their own law firm. She worked beside her husband for 26 years until his untimely passing.
/Indie%20Beacon%20Radio%20Show 60%20with%20Rebecca%20NIetert
Rebecca Nietert is an NSA Speaker with, Publisher, Write Coach, 5-Star-Author on Goodreads for her novels, HEART OF GOLD, CHASING FAIRYTALES, and PROVOCATIVE CONFESSIONS.
/Indie%20Beacon%20Radio%20Show 59%20with%20Dan%20Kilday
f you had told Dan Kilday that he would one day write a children's book, he would've told you that you were crazy! He grew up dreaming of hosting SportsCenter on ESPN or interviewing the president on 60 Minutes.
/Indie%20Beacon%20Radio%20Show 58%20with%20Linda%20A%20W%20King
Linda A.W. King has a B.S. in math and science from Rollins College, an M.A. in literature, and completed the writing courses toward a Ph.D. in the Creative Writing Program at the University of Houston.
/Indie%20Beacon%20Radio%20Show 57%20with%20Raven%20Bohannon
Born in Philadelphia Pa. Raven Bohannon is the youngest of six children. Beside writing,Raven took care of her mother until her death November 2016. Raven and her mother had a very close bond.
/Indie%20Beacon%20Radio%20Show 56%20with%20Shonda%20M%20Quarles
Shondra M. Quarles is a teacher and children’s book author who lives in Dallas.
/Indie%20Beacon%20Radio%20Show 55%20with%20Michael%20Willingham
Willingham was in the navy, he was an award-winning cartoonist. His strip "All in a Daze Work" was highly acclaimed aboard his carrier vessel.
/Indie%20Beacon%20Radio%20Show 54%20with%20WR%20Klemm
As a Professor of Neuroscience at Texas A&M University and a widely published researcher, Dr. Klemm is a Sigma Xi "Distinguished Scientist," a Distinguished Alumnus of Auburn University.
/Indie%20Beacon%20Radio%20Show 53%20with%20Cynthia%20Darwin
Cynthia Darwin lives in Galveston, Texas with her husband Roger Sturgell and assorted animals. She is a mother and grandparent.
/Indie%20Beacon%20Radio%20Show 52%20with%20Stephen%20D%20Dunn
Stephen Dunn began writing poetry after a successful career as a both a business owner and a noted designer.
B Alan Bourgeois is the founder of several organizations that support & market Texas Authors & Indie Authors.
/Indie%20Beacon%20Radio%20Show 50%20with%20B%20N%20Carman
Using powers can age you, kill you...or drive you mad. Ian Sharp knows none of this when his destructive powers wreck his house and nearly kill his sister.
/Indie%20Beacon%20Radio%20Show 49%20with%20Julie%20Beasley
Through touching rhymes and vivid illustrations (and a heap of help from the letter H), H is for Harvey portrays the struggles and heartaches of those caught in Hurricane Harvey’s rising waters.
/Indie%20Beacon%20Radio%20Show 48%20with%20B%20Alan%20Bourgeois
B Alan Bourgeois is the creative mind behind many programs and events that support and market Indie Authors.
/Indie%20Beacon%20Radio%20Show 47%20with%20Thomas%20Fletcher%20Grooms
Thomas ‘Tom’ Fletcher Grooms, commentator with unparalleled expertise on Russia and China, world affairs and international business, earned both JD and multiple PhDs.
/Indie%20Beacon%20Radio%20Show 46%20with%20Bob%20Doerr
Bob Doerr is a prolific award winning author in a variety of genre's. His thrilling crime dramas and mysteries keep the readers engaged and show a more truer side to military life.
/Indie%20Beacon%20Radio%20Show 45%20with%20Addison%20Brae
We all need and deserve a second chance. Addison Brae in her new book Broker Circle has given her character that opportunity.
/Indie%20Beacon%20Radio%20Show 44%20with%20Book%20Life
Author Services
The following interview was done live at the Publishers Weekly corporate office in NYC when B Alan Bourgeois meet with Carl Pritzkat the director for Book Life a division of Publishers Weekly.
/Indie%20Beacon%20Radio%20Show 43%20with%20Rosie%20J%20Pova
Rosie J. Pova is a prolific children's author and poet who is fascinated with the power of words and passionate about sharing her stories with readers.
/Indie%20Beacon%20Radio%20Show 42%20with%20Tanya%20Sands
Tanya Sands is the pseudonym of a stay-at-home mom who, having written but not published short stories for years, finally took the leap and published her passion.
/Indie%20Beacon%20Radio%20Show 41%20with%20H%20Owen%20Stevens
I am a father of multiple children, 3 adopted, one biological and several others that are foster kids.
/Indie%20Beacon%20Radio%20Show 40%20with%20Leonard%20Reese
Leonard Reese was a rifleman in Quang Nam Province, Vietnam, with the 2nd platoon, Charlie Company, 1st Battalion, 5th Regiment, 1st Marine Division in 1969-1970. H
/Indie%20Beacon%20Radio%20Show 39%20with%20Thomas%20J%20Nichols
Chief Thomas J. (Tom) Nichols’ career spanned fifty years of the criminal justice system.
/Indie%20Beacon%20Radio%20Show 38%20with%20E%20L%20DuBois
Erica's personal experiences with domestic violence have made her an advocate, and supporter of great causes facing victims of any harassment or abuse.
/Indie%20Beacon%20Radio%20Show 37%20with%20Mike%20Thompson
Mike Thompson is an award-winning photographer and writer. He retired from the government where he tested explosives and was the curator of an Army museum.
/Indie%20Beacon%20Radio%20Show 36%20with%20Sharon%20Brown%20Keith
Sharon Brown Keith lives outside of Tyler, Texas, in the charming community of Arp. She and her husband, Brian, have two grown sons, Chris and Charles.
/Indie%20Beacon%20Radio%20Show 35%20with%20Drenda%20Williams
From a small country Missouri town to a dynamic leader in Central Texas, Drenda Williams is using her God given talents to make a difference in the lives of those she has the ability to come in contact with.
/Indie%20Beacon%20Radio%20Show 34%20with%20K%20J%20Moullen
Kari J. Moullen was born in Whittier, California on August 4, 1971.

Membership Organizations

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 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.