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Author Assist Host: Karina Kantas

Hello everyone, welcome to Author Assist with Karina Kantas.

I have been writing for over twenty-five years and have loved the journey it has taken me on. After promoting my own books for so long, I decided I could put my experience and knowledge to good use and help other authors. And so Author Assist was born. I provide affordable author services for new and established indie authors.

On my show, I chat with indie authors about their books, the craft and the industry.

There is also a Q&A where I will answer emails from authors that have questions about marketing and promotion or need to talk about the frustrations of being an author.

I am here to listen. I am here to help. Send emails to:

So I hope you will join me and my guests as we take you through a vast library of amazing fiction and help you understand just what goes into writing and publishing a book.

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Theme Music Provided By GHOST SEASON

Ghost Season is a high energy Alternative Metal band from Athens, Greece. Formed back in July 2013, Ghost Season was an idea spawned by Dorian Gates (bass) and within weeks Nick Christolis (guitar) joined to complete Dorian’s vision. The purpose was to create fresh, new material in patterns of Hard Rock and Alternative Metal music. The goal of the band is to play dynamic and vibrant music, bridging aggressive and melodic elements while keeping the focus on live energy and enjoyment.


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May 12, 2017 Show

Janet Kole

graduated from Bryn Mawr College before going on to receive her master’s degree from New York University and law degree from Temple University’s James Beasley School of Law. She practiced law for 30 years before retiring in 2010, but remains active in the American Bar Association. Janet has written many books and articles on legal issues, but has been a fan of mystery fiction her whole life. After she retired, Janet decided to write novels based on her legal experience. When not wintering in Florida, she resides in both Pennsylvania and Maryland.

 Music Feature: You're Doing It Wrong by Bradford

Author D.D. Shaw

adores all things romance and truly believes in lust at first sight. When she isn't busy writing or reading, Dawnee is an avid blogger and enjoys design and video games with her amazing four children.




April 14, 2017 Show

Victoria Saccenti

A native of Cuba, Victoria grew up in the nucleus of the prestigious Alonso family, founders of the National Cuban Ballet.

She is the author of Destiny’s Plan and Destiny’s Choice, books one and two of the Destiny’s Series, and a contributor to The Ultimate Guide to Dorothy Dunnett’s THE GAME OF KINGS, by Laura Caine Ramsey. She is a full-time moderator at Outlander Book Club , a member of the Romance Writers of America, Women’s Fiction Writers Association and the Florida Writers Association.

Mackenzie Flohr

is the author of The Rite of Wands, a young adult fantasy.
Mackenzie grew up in the heartland of America, chasing leprechauns and rainbows and dreaming of angels. Her parents nurtured a love of fantasy and make-believe by introducing her at a very young age to the artistic and cultural opportunities that the state of Ohio had to offer.

Yet it wasn't until she was on a trip to Indiana, viewing a Lord of the Rings exhibit, that the innermost desire of her heart became clear to her. She wanted to write a fantasy of her own.




March 10, 2017 Show

Virginia Johnson

(Author & PA)

Virginia is a mom to two beautiful children and resides in Minnesota. Any spare time is spent watching TV, reading, facebooking and spending time with friends. She’s married to Thai Preyer PA yet owned by Kyle Perkins as his PA.
Needing to know the story of a random homeless man that she encountered on a freeway exit ramp, was the only reason she began writing in the first place.
As a co-owner of The Indie Book Channel on YouTube, the opportunity to help others experience books and events that they otherwise couldn’t has helped her to share her passion for the Indie Community.

Switchblade City

is an independent rock band based in the Midlands, England.

Delivering hard hitting original rock and roll, SwitchBlade City were formed in the summer of 2015 and since then have made themselves well established.

SwitchBlade City are continuing to turn heads with their music and electric stage performances


Kelly S. Marsden

Kelly S. Marsden grew up in Yorkshire, and there were two constants in her life - books and horses.
Graduating with an equine degree from Aberystwyth University, she has spent most of her life since trying to experience everything the horse world has to offer.

She writes Fantasy stories part-time. Her first book, The Shadow Rises (Witch-Hunter #1), was published in January 2013, and she now has two successful series under her belt. 


February 10, 2017 Show

Maria Elena Alonso-Sierra

Maria Elena Alonso-Sierra is a romantic suspense author with a unique point of view. Her adventure novels take place in locales across Europe and the United States, reflecting her international upbringing and extensive time as a global traveler. In her duology, The Coin and The Book of Hours, her characters, Gabriela and Richard, walk the same paths as their creator, though her life was never in so much danger.

Angel Vosvick- Waggoner

From story dabbler in the 1980's to published author as of July 2013, Angel M. is a multi-genre fictional author. To date, she has published The Keeper Book 1 and Underwater City Book 2 of an adventure/fantasy series and Pawper to Pedigree, a dog comedy. In between her day job, family, and writing, Angel M. uses her humor to help those wanting to pursue a writing career on the Lessons Learned page of her website where she posts the good, the bad, and the ugly sides of what comes after you've written your manuscript.


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