Season 2 | Episode 11 • Bruce Carlin
Host & Guest
About This Episode
This week’s episode of Talking Book Publishing is a rare treat for us. It’s never happened in the podcast’s two seasons that we get to talk with an author on the release day of their book. Today our guest Bruce Carlin is the author of Undeterred: How One Determined Vietnamese Orphan Carved Out a Place for Himself in America. This novelistic biography is an immigrant story of resilience and determination. Bruce and Kathleen discuss his writing process, the book’s subject, dive a little into the stock market, and how these pieces combine to tell a compelling once-in-a-lifetime story.
If you are listening in the first five days of this episode beginning July 14, 2022, Undeterred is on kindle for free, so download it, read it, and leave a review. Reviews help indie authors sell more books, getting them into the hands of readers that will appreciate the genre, author, and story.
About the Author
Bruce Carlin is an accomplished executive in the healthcare and retail industries. He started his own company in 1998, focused on delivering healthcare as a consumer service rather than the cold and disjointed product it has been historically. Long worked alongside him, an unassuming but diligent professional who applied wise financial analysis to Carlin’s company. After ten years together, Carlin began piecing together snippets of his colleague’s fascinating life story as an orphan immigrant who overcame extraordinary obstacles. Then, with Long’s approval, Carlin decided to write this American success story and share it with others. The book’s lesson to all is if you want something, you must remain Undeterred.
Season 3 | Episode 5 • Kathleen & Adanna
Kathleen and Adanna jump into the nitty gritty of what branding should look like for the author and how to incorporate it into your marketing phases across all your platforms. From interior layout to cover design and your website and social media, it’s a crucial part of book creation. Listen to the episode and get your creative juices flowing on how you want to be represented to your readership.
Season 3 |Episode 4 • Catherine Ann Jones
A memoir could be the most important thing you ever try to write. It’s not an easy journey. It takes courage and introspection, and well some grasp of your memories. In this episode, the storied Catherine Ann Jones joins Kathleen and Adanna to discuss the craft of a memoir. Catherine delivers tons of information on building your story. Even when you think, “maybe my life hasn’t been interesting enough,” you’re probably wrong. That’s where bravery comes in, to dig deep and get it out there.
Season 3 | Episode 3 • Steve Kidd
What does a successful marketing campaign take to make you a bestselling author? Today’s Talking Book Publishing’s guest is Steve Kidd. He’s a marketing guru starting out in the early days of internet marketing and the author of twenty books. He walks listeners through some key points in using Amazon and the importance of building and using your internet community to sell books, whether it’s a new release or you published 15 years ago.