Let’s Talk Books is the official podcast of Robin Van Auken, the Wholehearted Author. It’s my mission to learn new things and share what works, and who better to help with this mission than published authors?

I’m talking to interesting people about topics such as inspiration, motivation, creating, publication and promotion. My guests have wonderful success stories to share, as well as stories of how they’ve struggled with their writing.

Reading the News with Publisher Kathy Kolb

Kathy Kolb is the (former) publisher of NorthcentralPA.com, a news outlet that’s been online since 2009, which she steadily grew by personally connecting with her readers. I know, this sounds impossible — how do you connect with thousands of people? She accomplished this by building an amazingly loyal Facebook following, which total tops out [...]

2020-09-19T14:43:53-05:00By |Podcast|

Building Community, One Heart at a Time with Wendy Dean

Wendy Butler Dean is the owner of The Omnibus Publishing, a boutique publishing company that specializes in children’s books, Young Adult novels, and some non-fiction. The Omnibus is a hybrid company, combining a unique blend of older, traditional book publishing and new, digital publishing. She produces ebooks and print on demand paperbacks. Wendy’s a [...]

2020-09-19T14:33:35-05:00By |Podcast|

A Guide to Being Alone

Today I try out a new software platform for recording podcasts, Anchor, and experiment with recording smaller audio clips, transitions, and putting together a show on the fly. I also discuss an amazing book, "How to Be Alone," by Sara Maitland, a handbook on solitude and why it's important for people, particularly those individuals [...]

2020-09-18T15:09:42-05:00By |Podcast|

Lou Hunsinger’s Legacy of Local History

Louis E. Hunsinger, Jr. labors for posterity. He does this as a historian, preserving Lycoming County's heritage as a writer for newspapers, magazines, programs, and books, working as the co-author of eight books on local history. His publishing career began with his good friend,  Dr. James P. Quigel, and in 1999, the duo published the [...]

2020-09-19T15:02:22-05:00By |Podcast|
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