“Fear is the major cargo that American writers must stow away when the writing life calls them into carefully chosen ranks.” –Pat Conroy
Bren McClain is fearless in her writing life and in this season finale episode the acclaimed author of ‘One Good Mama Bone’ provides the perfect coda to our conversation in episode 11 - http://bookingauthorsink.com/literary-latte-s2e11-bren-mcclain/
Bren’s writing journey was not always an easy one and she poignantly shares the struggles and lessons learned on her way to publication. Bren considers herself a 27 year overnight success. She is honest about the realities of the ever-changing publishing landscape and she offers encouragement for every writer.
Bren is the personification of grit and grace. In this episode she talks with me about the importance of never giving up. NEVER. The publication of ‘One Good Mama Bone’ changed her life. She calls it ‘the work of her heart.’ Great writing always finds its audience and her book reached a French publisher who embraced it, thought it was a tour de force and the French edition - ‘Mama Red’ - has just been released by Éditions Le Nouveau Pont.
Bren never disappoints. Her novel explores the strengths and limitations of parental love and the healing power of the human-animal bond. It’s a story that has resonated with readers. The advice she shares in this episode will resonate with writers as well. http://www.brenmcclain.com
Last Sip – I’ve got some breaking news! This is my last podcast episode for a while. I am taking a hiatus to finish a couple of books I’ve been working on that have been simmering on the back burner far too long.
It’s bitter-sweet just thinking about unplugging the microphone. This has been a labor of love, a magic carpet ride with memorable guests who brought salient advice, wisdom and humor to each episode. And I hope that as listeners - you’ve learned to think differently about your own writing lives. This isn’t the end, though, but rather a ‘stay tuned…’ So, in the meantime, if you need help and direction with your book marketing efforts please call on me – BOOKING AUTHORS INK specializes in publicity and marketing for Southern writers.
Thanks so so much to all the super star authors who sat down with me to share their stories over the last 2 seasons. And especially to David & Kody who helped make it possible. Until we meet here again, keep writing & thank you for listening.
Buy ‘One Good Mama Bone’ - https://tinyurl.com/buymamabone
Listen to ‘Mama Red’ in French - https://tinyurl.com/mamared
Buy it in French - https://tinyurl.com/frenchmamared
Bren’s tribute to Pat Conroy - https://tinyurl.com/rememberpatconroy
Discover more about your host & Booking Authors Ink – http://www.BookingAuthorsInk.com