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Kobo Writing Life Podcast

The Kobo Writing Life Podcast brings you insights and inspiration for growing your self-publishing business. We feature interviews with bestselling authors and industry experts, who share practical advice you can use to improve your writing and sell more books. Hosted by the Kobo Writing Life team, you'll also get the latest news and updates about Kobo and the KWL platform. Self-publish today at

Jun 28, 2013

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Kobo Writing Life Director Mark Lefebvre interviews author Steve Vernon, a writer and storyteller of both written and spoken words and they discuss the following:

·         Aspects of writing a serialized story (Steve’s Flash Virus Series), elements of humour in a thriller/horror story and the perspective of being able to laugh at life. 

·         Steve’s first published story in the mid 1980’s in a magazine that featured “Busoms, beards and big bellied bikers.”

·         Embracing both traditional publishing and self-publishing as a hybrid author and how that syncs beautifully with how Steve really “isn’t a writer, just a windbag who likes to spin yarns”

·         The importance of being able to adapt and continue to learn as a writer

·         A few of Steve’s titles:  Sinking Deeper, Maritime Murder, Tatterdemon Omnibus

·         Steve’s favourite advice for writers

·         Some book recommendations from Steve (The Scorpion Races & The Raven Boys by Maggie Stiefvater)

Also included in this episode are Mark’s “Three P’s of Self-Publishing Success” as well as a listener question regarding ensuring your Goodreads reviews appear on Kobo.


Steve’s Blog “Yours in Storytelling”


Download Episode One of Steve’s Flash Virus series (FREE)


Steve’s Flash Virus Series


Steve Vernon’s Books on Kobo