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The Sample Chapter Podcast

Welcome to the Sample Chapter Podcast! Find your next favorite book here on the show where authors read a "sample chapter" from one of their books after a brief interview. Hosted by thriller author, Jason A. Meuschke.

If you have an author recommendation, or are a published author and would like to be on the show, then make sure to contact us via email at

Have a comment? Leave a voicemail at 1-660-851-1146 and it could be heard in the next episode!

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Show your support with some cool Sample Chapter swag at our TeePublic store!


Find out more about the host, Jason, and his books by visiting his website here


May 16, 2023

Episode 234 brings a unique new story with indie comic creator, J.P. Plack! We're discussing why/how to audition artists, finding your story voice, why the early 20th century is the most fascinating era, and what is eudaimonia?

Noirlem & JP Plack on Indiegogo

Noirlem on Amazon & Barnes & Noble

JP Plack YouTube &

Apr 25, 2023

We're back with episode 233 and special guest author, Erick Mertz! Erick is a paranormal mystery author, writing consultant, ghostwriter, and podcaster, and we're discussing all this in the episode. We're also talking about dealing with setbacks,  the world of ghostwriting, and writing a series.

Erick Mertz Linktree...

Mar 28, 2023

An old friend of the show, Brian W. Peterson, returns for episode 232! In this episode, we're discussing series bibles, cliffhangers vs a satisfying ending, fan films, and his new book, The Nova Quadrant!

Brian W Peterson's website

The Nova Quadrant on Amazon

Brian's previous episodes, 65 "Wager of Death" and 187 "Paper...

Mar 14, 2023

Award-winning Urban Fantasy author, Dennis K Crosby is our excellent guest for episode 231 of the show! It's a fabulous discussion about capturing moments of authenticity, celebrating success both in work and life, the importance of writer's groups, and how he uses his background as a Private Investigator in...

Feb 28, 2023

Episode 230 brings to us a truly multi-faceted author and podcaster, Valerie Ihsan! Listen in as we have a heartfelt discussion on grieving, finding your voice, the perfect writing day, and a glimpse at her newest book!

Valerie Ihsan Author site & Story Analyst site (both have social media links)

You Can't Dance A Lie...