Robert Schreiner, Critically Acclaimed Author (The Wolves and the Greyhounds)

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Robert Schreiner: Critically Acclaimed Author (The Wolves and the Greyhounds)

From the covert world of international espionage to the imaginative realms of historical fiction, Jay’s friend and guest, former CIA agent turned author Robert Schreiner, reveals the serendipitous sparks that ignited his novel “The Wolves and the Greyhounds.” Their heart-to-heart uncovers Bob’s three-year odyssey into the depths of the Battle of Coronel, illustrating his transformation of a WWI event into a mesmerizing story. As they traverse Bob’s unique path, they uncover how the echoes of his children’s history projects and a fervent love for military lore have woven into the fabric of his writing.

The maze that is the publishing industry is no stranger to the tenacious. Bob guides us through the rollercoaster of pursuing traditional publication—where the thrills of positive feedback meet the chills of rejection letters. Their conversation touches on the perseverance of authors and the nuanced challenges they face, especially in marketing a niche like WWI naval combat. However, their narrative doesn’t end there. Bob and Jay also chart the empowering journey of self-publishing, where the creative control and success stories are reshaping the dreams of modern writers.

In the final act, they ponder the evolution of storytelling in their digital landscape, discussing the art of captivating book covers and the finesse required for a potent blurb. They flirt with the future, considering the thrill of adapting literature for the screen or interactive media. As they close, Bob shares a heartfelt nod to the silent heroes behind every creative venture, with a special mention of his wife Diane’s steadfast support. Join us on The Jay Franze Show for a dialogue that bridges the clandestine corridors of intelligence with the boundless possibilities of fiction.

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  • Host: Jay Franze
  • Guest: Robert Schreiner
  • Recorded: May 1, 2024

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Tyler Schwanke: Award-Winning Author / Writer / Film Maker (Chaotic Merge, Havik, Fiction Southeast)

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Tyler Schwanke: Award-Winning Author / Writer / Film Maker (Chaotic Merge, Havik, Fiction Southeast)

Tyler shares his journey from the pages of literature to the captivating world of filmmaking.

With an MFA from Hamline University and a wealth of experience from institutions like the New York Film Academy and Minnesota State University Moorhead, Tyler’s creative arsenal is formidable. His short stories have graced numerous publications, showcasing his prowess with words, while his award-winning short films have enraptured audiences at festivals nationwide.

Tyler’s debut novel, “Breaking In,” is a testament to his narrative prowess, offering readers a compelling glimpse into his imaginative universe. He seamlessly navigates between mediums from ink to celluloid, crafting narratives that resonate deeply with audiences.

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  • Host: Jay Franze
  • Guest: Tyler Schwanke
  • Recorded: February 19, 2024

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Dave Jackson: Award-Winning Author / Host / Educator (School of Podcasting, Ask The Podcast Coach, Podcast Review Show)

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Dave Jackson: Award-Winning Host / Author / Educator (School of Podcasting, Ask The Podcast Coach, Podcast Review Show)

Jay Franze sits down with the legendary Dave Jackson, a pioneer in podcasting. With a career spanning nearly two decades, Dave has witnessed and actively shaped this medium’s evolution. From his humble beginnings in 2005 to his recent induction into the Academy of Podcasters Hall of Fame, Dave’s journey is nothing short of inspiring.

Dave shares his wealth of knowledge and experience, offering invaluable insights for novice and seasoned podcasters. As the host of an acclaimed podcast about podcasting, Dave has amassed over 3.1 million downloads and has helped countless individuals launch successful shows.

What sets Dave apart is his technical expertise and ability to demystify the podcasting process in a way that anyone can understand. With a background in education and technical training, Dave ensures that his guidance is accessible and free of jargon, making podcasting attainable for everyone.

Throughout the conversation, Dave delves into the why behind podcasting, emphasizing the importance of authenticity and connection in building a loyal audience. He shares strategies for avoiding common pitfalls, drawing from his years of experience working with clients and Fortune 500 companies.

From the early days of fax machines to today’s digital landscape, Dave has remained at the forefront of innovation. His book, “Profit From Your Podcast,” has become a cornerstone for aspiring podcasters looking to turn their passion into profit.

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  • Host: Jay Franze
  • Guest: Dave Jackson
  • Recorded: February 14, 2024

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