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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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Aug 25, 2021

After a week away, Jason is back for episode 189 with best-selling crime thriller author, Lisa Regan! Hear Lisa's advice for writing a series, dealing with rejection, writing to a deadline and so much more! Then we dive into a sample chapter reading from book one of Lisa's incredible Josie Quinn series,...

Aug 11, 2021

This week, Jason is joined by Horror author, Steve Clark! Join the conversation as they discuss writing short stories inspired by Tales From the Crypt, his debut story in Matt Wilsdain's Dark Words (earlier this year), how the writing & podcast community have helped, and much more!

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Aug 3, 2021

Brian W. Peterson returns for episode 187 with his highly-anticipated family drama, Paper Dolls! In the interview, we'll be discussing the toils of non-fiction writing, maintaining writing discipline, learn what FLAK and a Short Snorter are, and hear a fascinating story about a traveling dollar bill! This and so much...

Jul 27, 2021

Our guest for episode 186 is supernatural & romantic suspense author, Jeff Pollak with his debut novel, First Second Coming! You're sure to love this interview featuring topics like how Jeff felt chosen to write the story, getting the first chapter written right, writing for yourself, developing thought-provoking...

Jul 20, 2021

Episode 185 visits with the absolutely delightful women's fiction author, Katherine Ashenburg! In this interview portion, we discuss her research techniques and practices, discovering similarities between ourselves and the characters we write, taking the train for inspiration and problem solving, and much more!...