Jeff & Will reveal their Christmas in July project. It starts in June with creating characters, deciding on tropes and using Gwen Hayes’s Romancing the Beats to outline a Christmas story that they’ll write during Camp NaNoWriMo in July. The guys also have a Q&A session with author Victoria Lee.
After a brief recap of their week, which included The Career Author Summit, Jeff and Will welcome K.M. Neuhold and Nora Phoenix for a Q&A session.
Nora Phoenix joins Jeff and Will to talk about the results of the survey she did of m/m romance readers. We talk about demographics, the huge amount of books readers consume as well as audiobooks, reviews, BookBub and social media platforms.
Jeff does a deep dive on the release of Keeping Kyle, looking at the expenses to create the book and its first month’s earnings. He also compares it to his previous releases. Then Jamie Sands, who also writes under the pen names Jaxon Knight and Drake LaMarque, joins us for a Q& A session.
After an update on Jeff’s writing and the week in general, the guys recommend the new podcast, Next Level Authors hosted by Daniel Willcocks and Sacha Black. Authors Alice Archer and Emma Scott each do a round of Q&A talking about their careers and offering advice to those just starting out.