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LegendMakers / LegendFiction Show

A pre-recorded video conversation. 30-40 minutes. Published to YouTube and Spotify. Emailed to our list and shared on Instagram.

‘The LegendFiction Show’ is in pre-recording phrase, and will be announced after LegendHaven.

Legendmakers overview

We talk creed, craft, and co-creation, rooted in grit, grace, gods, and dragons…

We’re highlighting adult authors of all ages and genres, and your novels! But it’s not just another fiction podcast. 

Yes, we’ll talk about your stories. We’ll learn your origins. And we’ll chat about your writing styles. But we’ll also chat about our common mission: faith-inspired fiction in today’s world.

Guests on this show enter the community free. 

This show used to be ‘The CatholicAuthor Show‘, but has been relaunched as ‘Legendmakers’.

Podcast Format & Questions

Here is how the podcast is formatted:

  • Welcome & Introductions
  • Author Origins: backstory and experience
  • The Book: genesis, process, and launch
  • Favorite Stories, or what stories influence you
  • Worldbuilding & Backstory: Do you plot or pants?
  • Writing Process: How do you make it work for you?
  • Your 1 minute message of encouragement to faith-inspired authors

Podcast reach: 300+ Catholics

Your beautifully branded interview and podcast is posted on our blog and social media, and shared with our private community.

Your interview will be emailed to 300+ Catholics worldwide in our weekly email.

On YouTube and Spotify, we will feature your bio, your link to your website, your book blurb, and a link to your book.

How it works

Join Dominic for a ~30 minute, video recording session that gets published on YouTube – perfect for sharing on your blog.

Afterward, Dominic will publish it on Spotify as a podcast, and share it on Facebook, Instagram, and to the email list.

You will also get copies of the promotional artwork so that you can update your friends, fans, and followers with your interview!

Tech checks

For a smooth interview: 

  • A quiet, well lit environment
  • Ensure a strong WIFI/internet signal, or plug into your router
  • Headphones are strongly recommended to avoid echo.
  • Almost any external microphone is better than the mic on your computer.

Examples of Past interviews & guests

Creating broken characters and stories of hope with Tasha Kazanjian | LegendFiction

Creating broken characters and stories of hope with Tasha Kazanjian | LegendFiction

Tasha has a fascination for realistic, gritty stories that push characters to discover their depths. It’s a little surprising then she sees herself as Lucy in Narnia, open to wonder and creativity. But it is that openness that drives her fascination for broken characters truly open to reality, as beautiful and harsh as it is, and honoring authenticity in their adventuring. Most importantly, stories should point to hope, however dark the world seems, as a way to show redemption and change.

ABOUT TASHA KAZANJIAN
Tasha writes fantasy, usually for either middle grade or adult markets. Currently, she’s working on a couple of short stories for an indie publisher, and revising an adult fantasy novel featuring ice age dragons. She loves reading, usually old books, and watching either Studio Ghibli movies or 80s flicks (the more synth music, the better). And when not doing any of that (or working), she’s probably baking.
https://www.instagram.com/thecatholicimagination/
https://www.instagram.com/tnkazanjian.writer/
https://www.goodreads.com/author/show/22287750.Tasha_Kazanjian

ABOUT THIS SHOW: Legendmakers
Interviews, convos, and community news about LegendFiction, the creative community for Catholic & Orthodox fiction writers! We talk creed, craft, and co-creation, rooted in grit, grace, gods, and dragons. Let’s inspire your faith and your fiction.

ABOUT LEGENDFICTION
The creative community for modern Catholic & Orthodox authors. Share your works in progress, give and get feedback, and double your writing output! Join our private community: https://legendfiction.com
About: https://legendfiction.com/about/
Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/legendfictions/
Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/legendfiction/

FREE COURSE: How to be a Faith-Inspired Fiction Author
Helping authors write exciting novels, connect faith with fiction, and be a better Catholic! https://legendfiction.com/free-course

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Graphic Novels, Hero Monks, & Phantom Phoenix Superheroes with Philip Kosloski | LegendFiction

Graphic Novels, Hero Monks, & Phantom Phoenix Superheroes with Philip Kosloski | LegendFiction

Philip never thought he’d be creating graphic novels. But after discerning out of seminary, he went on to blog about symbolism in Lord of the Rings and write about spiritual traditions. Today, he heads up Voyage Comics, and has created the ‘Finnian’ saga, and is breaking ground with a new superhero. His passion is exploring how Catholics face spiritual drama, violence and adventure through the rich, fun visuals of comics.

ABOUT PHILIP KOSLOSKI
Philip Kosloski graduated from the University of Saint Thomas in Minnesota with a bachelor’s degree in philosophy and Catholic studies and a master’s degree in theology from the Augustine Institute. He is currently a spirituality writer for Aleteia.org and has been featured on such places as The Huffington Post, Crisis Magazine, The Catholic Herald, Catholic Exchange, National Catholic Register and EWTN Radio.

SHOP COMICS: https://shop.voyagecomics.com/

ABOUT THIS SHOW: Legendmakers
Interviews, convos, and community news about LegendFiction, the creative community for Catholic & Orthodox fiction writers! We talk creed, craft, and co-creation, rooted in grit, grace, gods, and dragons. Let’s inspire your faith and your fiction.

ABOUT LEGENDFICTION
The creative community for modern Catholic & Orthodox authors. Share your works in progress, give and get feedback, and double your writing output! Join our private community: https://legendfiction.com
About: https://legendfiction.com/about/
Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/legendfictions/
Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/legendfiction/

FREE COURSE: How to be a Faith-Inspired Fiction Author
Helping authors write exciting novels, connect faith with fiction, and be a better Catholic! https://legendfiction.com/free-course

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Dragons and YA Christian Fantasy with Christina Weigand | LegendFiction

Dragons and YA Christian Fantasy with Christina Weigand | LegendFiction

Christina and Dominic talk young adult Christian fantasy, with dragons – as a pantser! Each time she tries to outline a novel, it stalls. Find out how she’s made writing work with simple constraints and plenty of creativity. A mother of 3, she shares her journey writing a trilogy as a prologue to an older tale. Today she’s working toward a new novel!

ABOUT CHRISTINA WEIGAND
Christina Weigand’s a writer, wife, and mother of three grown children and a middle school daughter. She is also Nana to three granddaughters. She lives with her husband and youngest daughter in Pennsylvania, returning there after a short sabbatical in Washington. Currently, she’s working on fantasy novels and inspirational writing. Through her writing, she strives to share the Word of God and help people young and old to realize the love and mercy He has for everyone. When she’s not writing, she’s active in her local Church, Bible Study, and volunteering at her daughter’s school helping the children develop a love for reading and writing. Jesus fills her home with love as she shares Him through her writing.

Website: https://www.weigandchris.com/

ABOUT THIS SHOW: Legendmakers
Interviews, convos, and community news about LegendFiction, the creative community for Catholic & Orthodox fiction writers! We talk creed, craft, and co-creation, rooted in grit, grace, gods, and dragons. Let’s inspire your faith and your fiction.

ABOUT LEGENDFICTION
The creative community for modern Catholic & Orthodox authors. Share your works in progress, give and get feedback, and double your writing output! Join our private community: https://legendfiction.com
About: https://legendfiction.com/about/
Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/legendfictions/
Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/legendfiction/

FREE COURSE: How to be a Faith-Inspired Fiction Author
Helping authors write exciting novels, connect faith with fiction, and be a better Catholic! https://legendfiction.com/free-course

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Fusing Harry Potter with Brother Cadfael in the ‘Harwood Mysteries’ – Antony Kolenc | LegendFiction

Fusing Harry Potter with Brother Cadfael in the ‘Harwood Mysteries’ – Antony Kolenc | LegendFiction

Antony Kolenc is a law professor, retired Air Force officer, and author of multiple books and articles, as well as a fiction series for teens from Loyola Press. Tony’s medieval series, “The Harwood Mysteries,” currently has four books, and it has already won eight book awards. http://www.antonykolenc.com/

Pre-Order ‘The Merchant’s Curse’!
https://www.amazon.com/Merchants-Curse-Harwood-Mysteries/dp/0829454276/

ABOUT THIS SHOW: Legendmakers
Interviews, convos, and community news about LegendFiction, the creative community for Catholic & Orthodox fiction writers! We talk creed, craft, and co-creation, rooted in grit, grace, gods, and dragons. Let’s inspire your faith and your fiction.

ABOUT LEGENDFICTION
The creative community for modern Catholic & Orthodox authors. The creative community for modern Catholic & Orthodox fiction authors. Discover new worlds, support your favorite authors, share your works in progress! Share your stories for free, or join our private community.
https://legendfiction.com
About: https://legendfiction.com/about/
Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/legendfictions/
Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/legendfiction/

FREE COURSE: How to be a Catholic Author
Helping authors write exciting novels, connect faith with fiction, and be a better Catholic! https://legendfiction.com/free-course

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Alien worlds, morals, and Markmakers with Mary Woods | LegendFiction

Alien worlds, morals, and Markmakers with Mary Woods | LegendFiction

Mary Jessica Woods was raised and homeschooled in the Chicago suburbs, where she read as many adventure stories as she could get her hands on. At the age of ten, she realized she was doomed to be a writer and has been following the muse ever since. Still seeking adventure, she headed out west to Wyoming Catholic College, where she climbed mountains, rappelled off cliffs, and studied the Great Books.

After graduating summa cum laude with a bachelor’s degree in the Liberal Arts, she returned to the Midwest to work as an editor. Mary also volunteers as an editorial assistant for the literary magazine Dappled Things, and her nonfiction has appeared in America Magazine, Catholic World Report, and First Things. In her mind, she spends most of her time on distant planets or alien spaceships, but she actually lives in rural Michigan.

WEBSITE: https://maryjessicawoods.com/

GET MARKMAKER:
He swore to paint the truth. Now he is living a lie. For the Noxxiin people, tattoos define identity: they commemorate birth, ancestry, accomplishments—even crimes. As a tattoo artist living on an ancient generation ship, Mariikel Serix has sworn to record the truth. So when he becomes an unwilling accomplice in the banishment of an innocent man, he is horrified that he has broken his oath—and his eyes are opened to the misery of the Underbelly, the realm of the outcasts. https://chrismpress.com/books/markmaker/

ABOUT THIS SHOW: Legendmakers
Interviews, convos, and community news about LegendFiction, the creative community for Catholic & Orthodox fiction writers! We talk creed, craft, and co-creation, rooted in grit, grace, gods, and dragons. Let’s inspire your faith and your fiction.

ABOUT LEGENDFICTION
The creative community for modern Catholic & Orthodox authors. Discover new worlds, support your favorite authors, share your works in progress! Share your stories for free, or join our private community.
https://legendfiction.com
About: https://legendfiction.com/about/
Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/legendfictions/
Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/legendfiction/

00:00 Why Mary is a Dinotopian Skybax rider
02:35 Mary’s origin story
05:46 Markmaker
11:22 Traditional publishing with Chrism Press
15:13 Faith-inspired fiction
27:00 Mary’s fandoms that influenced Markmaker
33:00 Mary’s writing process & revisions
40:00 How Mary’s growing her brand
44:33 Mary’s 1 minute message to authors

FREE COURSE: How to be a Catholic Author
Helping authors write exciting novels, connect faith with fiction, and be a better Catholic! https://legendfiction.com/free-course

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Writing a YA fantasy novel – the Sands of Nall (Announcement!)- with Jacqueline Lucca

Writing a YA fantasy novel – the Sands of Nall (Announcement!)- with Jacqueline Lucca

Jacqueline Lucca is an author and adventurer with a passion for words and stories. We’re lucky to have her announce for the first time ever her upcoming novel, ‘The Sands of Nall.’ With a Bachelor’s degree from St Thomas University in English Language and Literature, by day she creates courses to help writers build critical thought, develop writing skills, and have fun! By night she works on creating stories and novels.

WEBSITES:
https://www.adventuresinexcellence.com
https://jacquelinelucca.wordpress.com

Listen to the podcast on Spotify and more!
https://anchor.fm/catholicauthor

ABOUT THIS SHOW: The Catholic Author Show
The show about Catholic fiction for ordinary, modern authors! We talk creed, craft, and co-creation, rooted in grit, grace, gods, and dragons. Let’s inspire your faith and your fiction!

ABOUT CATHOLICAUTHOR
The creative community for the modern Catholic author. We’re helping Catholic authors grow, connect, and keep writing! Start your 30 day free trial with our community, then $5 per month. https://legendfiction.com/
About: https://legendfiction.com/about/
Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/CatholicAuthor/
Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/catholicauthors/

FREE COURSE: How to be a Catholic Author
Helping authors write exciting novels, connect faith with fiction, and be a better Catholic! https://legendfiction.com/free-course

00:00 What book character is Jacqueline?
02:06 Jacqueline’s origin story
5:32 The Sands of Nall – Announcement!
09:10 What inspired this novel
10:30 Dream journaling for inspiration?
16:55 Courses in writing and editing
19:37 Key things that impacted her writing
22:40 Being real with your characters
27:23 Writing for an audience
30:45 Favorite legends: East of the Sun, West of the Moon
36:30 Worldbuilding the Sands of Nall
42:33 Jacqueline’s 1 minute message of encouragement

CATHOLICAUTHOR | A SMARTCATHOLICS PROJECT
If you enjoyed this episode, please share it with your one friend you think would really like to see it. Come and join us in the free, Catholic community on https://smartcatholics.com | We’re free of trolls and ads and toxicity, faithful to the Holy Father Pope Francis and the Church, and committed to a culture of kindness and learning. Sound like you? Come and join us.

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Self-Publishing Young Children’s Picture Books as a Homeschool Mom with Madeleine Carroll

Self-Publishing Young Children’s Picture Books as a Homeschool Mom with Madeleine Carroll

ABOUT MADELEINE CARROLL
Madeleine is a Catholic, homeschooling mother, catechist and author in the United Kingdom.

WEBSITE: www.isaiahbooks.co.uk

ABOUT THIS SHOW: The Catholic Author Show
The show about Catholic fiction for ordinary, modern authors! We talk creed, craft, and co-creation, rooted in grit, grace, gods, and dragons. Let’s inspire your faith and your fiction!

Get the podcast on Spotify, Apple, & more:
https://anchor.fm/catholicauthor

ABOUT CATHOLICAUTHOR
The creative community for the modern Catholic author. We’re helping Catholic authors grow, connect, and keep writing! Start your 30 day free trial with our community, then $5 per month. https://legendfiction.com/
About: https://legendfiction.com/about/
Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/CatholicAuthor/
Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/catholicauthors/

FREE COURSE: How to be a Catholic Author
Helping authors write exciting novels, connect faith with fiction, and be a better Catholic! https://legendfiction.com/free-course

00:00 Madeleine as a book character is…
02:08 Madeleine’s origin story
06:00 Creating nature story books for children
08:24 Where story ideas come from
10:19 Homeschooling special needs children
13:55 Creating a book and collaborating with an artist
16:06 Producing and marketing children’s books
19:01 Where to find Madeleine online
20:37 Madeleine’s 1 Minute word of encouragement to Catholic Authors

CATHOLICAUTHOR | A SMARTCATHOLICS PROJECT
If you enjoyed this episode, please share it with your one friend you think would really like to see it. Come and join us in the free, Catholic community on https://smartcatholics.com | We’re free of trolls and ads and toxicity, faithful to the Holy Father Pope Francis and the Church, and committed to a culture of kindness and learning. Sound like you? Come and join us.

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Creating ‘On The Night Train’ for Radio from scratch with Kiley Hatch | The Merry Beggars

Creating ‘On The Night Train’ for Radio from scratch with Kiley Hatch | The Merry Beggars

A student in Hillsdale college, Kiley Hatch pitched a story to the Merry Beggars, and they snatched up her creative talent. An idea bloomed into a massive project with 40 characters, 21 episodes, and a rousing race across America produced as an audio drama for radio. Kiley shares her experiences diving into the deep end, being paired with an incredible team, and how she grew as a writer and creator.

Editor’s note: this interview was glitchy, but we’ve done our best to edit it for clarity. The final version here is the best we can do – but we think you’ll agree that Kiley has such a winning personality that the time flies by!

ABOUT THIS SHOW: The Catholic Author Show
The show about Catholic fiction for ordinary, modern authors! We talk creed, craft, and co-creation, rooted in grit, grace, gods, and dragons. Let’s inspire your faith and your fiction!

ABOUT CATHOLICAUTHOR
The creative community for the modern Catholic author. We’re helping Catholic authors grow, connect, and keep writing! Start your 30 day free trial with our community, then $5 per month. https://legendfiction.com/
About: https://legendfiction.com/about/
Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/CatholicAuthor/
Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/catholicauthors/

FREE COURSE: How to be a Catholic Author
Helping authors write exciting novels, connect faith with fiction, and be a better Catholic! https://legendfiction.com/free-course

00:00 Kiley’s origin story
04:38 Why Kiley is ‘Anne of Green Gables’
05:28 Creating ‘On the Night Train’
12:15 The adventure of making an audio drama
14:33 Creating character arcs
17:48 Kiley’s favorite writing tools
18:48 Writing with a Catholic team: the Merry Beggars
22:43 Surprising outcomes from this project

CATHOLICAUTHOR | A SMARTCATHOLICS PROJECT
If you enjoyed this episode, please share it with your one friend you think would really like to see it. Come and join us in the free, Catholic community on https://smartcatholics.com | We’re free of trolls and ads and toxicity, faithful to the Holy Father Pope Francis and the Church, and committed to a culture of kindness and learning. Sound like you? Come and join us.

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