The Sample Chapter Podcast

Hosted ByJason A. Meuschke

The podcast that helps you find your next favorite book. In each episode, an author answers a few questions during a short interview that allows listeners to get to know them better and perhaps hear about their other works. Then the author reads a sample chapter from one of their books.


All Episodes

Donna Koros Stramella: Coffee Killed My Mother

Episode 160 brings us a heartwarming conversation with Maryland author, Donna Koros Stramella talking about her debut novel, Coffee Killed My Mother. Donna and Jason also discuss “old school” typewriters, the writing and habits that shaped her career,…

Jason A. Meuschke: A Novel Idea

2021 kicks off with episode 159 of the podcast where authors read a sample chapter! In this episode, Jason will be talking some behind the scenes stuff with what the show has been up to during the week off, as well as introducing an exciting new…

Craig DiLouie: Children of Red Peak

Our last episode of 2020 brings back Bram Stoker nominated author, Craig DiLouie! We’re talking the x-factor in writing, his indie-published tank series, advice on being as prolific as possible as a writer and so much more before diving into his most…

Edwin Hill: Watch Her

Episode 157 brings the thrills with 2-time Agatha Award nominee, Edwin Hill! Hear his discussion on writing a female-led series, inhabiting characters through details, how mysteries are like doing a puzzle and so much more! with social media links …

Tara C. Allred: Beyond The End

Episode 156 introduces us to, Tara C. Allred, author of psychologically gripping stories like her latest, Beyond The End! Tara and Jason have a fascinating discussion on topics like using time wisely as a writer, the indie-author experience, knowing…

Jared K. Chapman: To Have Or Have Not

Episode 155 brings to the show a debut author, Jared K. Chapman, who’s sharing his incredible book, To Have or Have Not! It’s a remarkable conglomeration of dystopian/superhero/fantasy set in a post-apocalyptic world! Listen in as we discuss how the…

Carrie Harris: Liberty & Justice For All

Episode 154 kicks off December in Superhero style with speculative fiction author, Carrie Harris! Carrie dives deep into her history of eclectic jobs, the inspiration behind some of her previous novels, motivation to keep trying, and how her tenacity…

Dwayne Clayden: 13 Days of Terror

Episode 153 with Calgary based crime thriller author, Dwayne Clayden is up at last! Join Jason and Dwayne for a fascinating discussion on learning the “writerly language”, writing what you know, author validation, and so much more before diving into…

Armand Rosamilia: Make Pretend

He’s back! The long-time friend of the show, author, and podcaster, Armand Rosamilia returns with his latest book, Make Pretend! As a frequent guest, Armand and Jason get more into the writing process than usual but we also have a lot of laughs…

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