Alligator Preserves Episode 63: Author Helen Starbuck

Award-winning author Helen Starbuck writes romantic suspense mysteries and has a third book coming out soon! Visit with us as she shares writing tips and her experience with research, planning, marketing, and more!
Award-Winning Author Helen Starbuck (photo by Mariah Ehlert)
My Interview with Award-Winning Author Helen Starbuck
Visit with us on YouTube for an up-close-and-personal, unedited interview!

Show Notes with Links:

  • How she chose a career in nursing
  • What she learned from writing her first book
  • Shout-out to her editor and to Jerry Fabyanic
  • Lessons in publication
  • 2nd book harder to write than 1st
  • What about Diet Coke?
  • Personal experience and required research
  • The unreality of T.V. “injuries”
  • Character relationship between Annie and Frost and the importance of secondary characters
  • The Ian character and belief in backstories
  • Planner of pantser? Shout-out to Annalisa Parent
  • Colorado Independent Publishers Association and EVVY Awards
  • Marketing strategies
  • Tattered Cover Bookstore and Big Horn Book Nook
  • Scariest thing that ever happened
  • Reviews on Amazon
  • What’s next?

Book 3 in the Annie Collins Mystery Series:
“A thriller that offers a master class in suspense” —Kirkus Reviews

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Laurel lives and laughs and publishes and podcasts in Colorado's Rocky Mountains! She has published several multi-genre books and hosts the podcast "Alligator Preserves," where she interviews fascinating people, talks about the human condition, and shares scary stories from her "Dark Ebb" collection.

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