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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.

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Apr 30, 2019

Thriller author, Brian W. Peterson is our guest for episode 65 of the show! Brian is our first guest author from Jason's trip to Planet Comicon last month. They have a few laughs talking about writing from childhood, influences, and stories that come from dreams. Then Brian dives into a sample chapter from his...

Apr 23, 2019

Romance Author, Bob Young, is our guest for episode 64! Hailing from Wauwatosa, Wisconsin, Bob and Jason have a great chat about Character Flaws, Writing in Romance, and whether or not Romance should always have a happy ending. After this, Bob reads a sample chapter from his WWII romance, Julia's Bombardier!

Bob Young...

Apr 16, 2019

Best-selling YA author, Suzy Vadori is our delightful guest for episode 63! We discuss where her fantasy stories come from, her love of writing community and the value of those first few beta-readers among other things. She then dives into the first chapter of her multiple awards nominated first book, The Fountain.  

Apr 9, 2019

Award-winning Crime Thriller author, Roger Bray is our guest for episode 62! I had the esteemed privilege of chatting with Roger about inspiration, starting as an author and learning that "every story is a good story." Then Roger gives us a wild whodunit reading from his latest book, Blood Ribbon!

Roger Bray website and...

Apr 2, 2019

Award-winning and best-selling author, William Bernhardt is our esteemed guest this week! Not only is he the author of over 40 books, but he's also a poet, a podcaster, a writing instructor and a very eloquent speaker. We discuss his start in legal thrillers, the friends we make in writing community, and much more...