Episode 16 • Laura Bartnick
Host & Guest
Guest, Laura Bartnick
Host, Kathleen Kaiser
Producer, Adanna Moriarty
About This Episode
A first in a series with small publishers, Kathleen and Laura discuss what being a small publisher is, how they work with their authors, and most importantly, what Laura is looking for in potential authors, and how to submit to her company, Capture Me Books.
About Laura Bartnick
LAURA BARTNICK makes guest appearances on creativity-oriented podcasts and writers conferences to inspire writers and other creatives. She has managed Capture Books since 2015.
She graduated with a double degree in Bible and Music from Montana Bible College and earned a Bachelor of Arts Colorado Christian University in Contemporary Composition. She finished her education in paralegal studies at Denver Paralegal Institute.
BARTNICK additionally authored two other award recipient books under pen names. She currently writes for fun and to do business for the remarkable Capture Books authors.
In today’s episode, our guest Kimberly Davis Basso talks about self-publishing. She has won multiple awards for her books, two memoirs (I’m a Little Brain Dead and Birth and Other Stories), plus a new book of horror short stories (Next Door). Kimberley is a wealth of information and shares it freely with our listeners.
In Part two of our LA Times Festival of Books author showcase, we talk with three more authors who will be in the WPN booth (#200). Norbert Soski, Author of Only Human, A Guide to the Human Operating System; Rosalinda Diaz, Author of Rom-Com Bee Stings; and Adanna Moriarty, best-selling author of Threadbare, a Patchwork of Poems that Make a Life. In this episode, you get to know each author and what you can expect from them at the festival. Both Norbert and Rosalinda have cool giveaways for the folks who buy their books during the weekend (April 23 &24), and Adanna’s publisher is bringing all sorts of goodies.
April is an exciting month for the book world. The LA Times Festival of Books is the largest book fest in the country, usually seeing 150,000 guests throughout the weekend. The last two years have put a halt to this giant outdoor festival, but 2022 brings it back to life. Expecting around 100,000 people to walk around the festival held on the USC campus in Los Angels. Every year WPN reserves a big booth, and our members join us, allowing them to really sell and hype their books up. It’s networking at its most pure. In this episode, we talk with three authors from the WPN booth, Shirley Strickland, author of The Awakening of La Muse; Tamara Miller Davis, author of Despite the Buzz; and Catherine Klatzger, author of You Will Never Be Normal. These 3 ladies have written inspiring stories, all very different voices that need to be heard.