Recently, there’s been a groundswell of discontent over the lack of diversity in children’s literature. The issue is being picked up by news outlets like these two pieces in the NYT, CNN, EW, and many more. But while we individually care about diversity, there…

Today is a real milestone in my life. My first published novel launched. It is “The 13 Secret Cities.” In this episode I talk about the book, and I ask my listeners for a their help. I also celebrate! The book is a serial in the Amazon store. It’s available in 12 countries and it can be read on Kindle, iOS devices, Android devices, PC and Mac. The paperback comes out in November!

Phil Stephens is strength coach, athlete, entrepreneur, and co-host of Iron Radio podcast. Yes, I know we talk a lot on the show about books, publishing and self-publishing, but it’s also part of being an entrepreneur. In this episode I talk to Phil about elements of entrepreneurship, and how to find that thing that makes you push past your limits, physically and mentally.

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Dan John is the author of the best-selling books “Never Let Go,” “Mass Made Simple,” and “Intervention,” among others. He is a strength coach, theologian and one of the leading authorities in the world of strength training and conditioning. Dan has also competed at the highest levels of Olympic lifting, Highland Games and the Weight Pentathlon, an event in which he holds the American record.

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Hugh Howey is the best-selling author of the novel Wool, which he originally self published on Amazon. The success of that book helped launch his career, which spans several more novels, short stories, and more. Director Ridley Scott recently bought the rights to Wool. Hugh talked to me about the opportunities and realities available to writers and entrepreneurial authors in the age of the e-book and the Internet.