The Authors Podcast
Authors Podcast - Episode 19 - Ebony Gayle

Authors Podcast - Episode 19 - Ebony Gayle

September 30, 2019

Ebony Gayle is an author, speaker and advocate for independence, entrepreneurship and helping others to escape the rat race and follow their dreams. She is an accredited PR and communications specialist, with well over a 14 year’s experience advising, overseeing and implementing PR and marketing communication campaigns and strategies.  She has worked across a variety of industries including, entrepreneurs, new start-ups, health and social care, fitness & leisure, education and entertainment.

Ebony previously worked in-house where she headed up a PR team, before starting her own business and founded Ebony Gayle Communications working as an independent consultant with clients in the UK and abroad. Ebony is the author of the no-nonsense self help guide – How to become a consultant: a guide to free yourself from the 9-5 and recently set up a platform to help unhappy professionals escape the 9-5 and follow their passion.

Ebony also has previously worked as a radio producer and was a regular contributing writer and producer for the 5x award winning Inspire LS magazine. She is a committee member for Women in PR UK and the co-founder of the CIPR independent and freelance Network for PR and communication professionals. She is a published author of the no-nonsense self-help guide - How To Become A Consultant: A Guide To Free Yourself From The 9-5’.

Twitter handles

Personal: @starebs

Biz: @ebonygaylepr

Youtuber: ‘9 to 5 Work rebels’ -


Facebook pages

DIY PR services page - You can join the group pages for more interaction.


9 to 5 work rebels – free yourself from the 9-5 page -  You can join the group page for more interaction.





Book: How to become a consultant - A guide to free yourself from the 9-5: How to free yourself from the 9-5 - available on Amazon -


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Authors Podcast - Episode 18 - Esther Jacob

Authors Podcast - Episode 18 - Esther Jacob

November 10, 2018

Esther Jacob is a motivational Speaker, Entrepreneur of Authentic Worth, YouTuber, and Author of two books. Esther has a strong desire to support and encourage men and women to break out of their comfort zones and embrace who they are. In a world where identity is based on how society is perceived, Esther is determined to work with young adults who feel there is no value or purpose to life, and to use their gifts as a tool to inspire others. Esther believes that everyone has a special gift that comes with relentless effort and a strong praying momentum. She pursues God in all areas of her life and enjoys sharing her testimony of how the Faith kept her going in third year of university. Esther also enjoys fashion, travelling and events management. 


  1. It’s Time to Heal -
  2. Completion: From the Perspective of Brokenness -
  3. From Glory to Glory: Great Beauty in Seasons of Pain - Strong At Broken Places –



Social Media Links:

  • Facebook: Esther Jacob
  • Instagram: esthernjacob
  • Twitter: esthernjacob
  • YouTube: Esther N J
Authors Podcast - Episode 17 - Abiola Bello

Authors Podcast - Episode 17 - Abiola Bello

August 22, 2018

Abiola Bello, 'A. Bello' is a young author from North London. She wrote her first novel at aged 8, where she fought monsters and dragons daily and was first published at aged 12 for a poem she wrote in school. 

​Bello wrote the first in the Emily Knight saga at aged 12, with the intention of filling in a gaping hole in children's fiction for an inspirational, strong, black female protagonist (who can fight like a man!) ​

​Bello has received rave reviews for her debut book as well as success with her Emily Knight Warriors pop-up book. She is the founder of The Lil' Author School, co-founder of The Author School and Hashtag Press. The Author School was shortlisted for The Great British Entrepreneur Awards 2016.

​Bello has appeared in Cosmopolitan magazine, Female First, The Mirror, BBC1XTRA to name a few. On 26th March 2018, she was announced as the winner of the Trailblazer Award 2018 which is ran by The London Book Fair. She is one of the Society of Young Publishers 2018 mentors.

Books by Abiola Bello:

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Instagram: @abiolabello

Twitter: @emilyknightiam

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Authors Podcast - Episode 16 - Pamela Foland

Authors Podcast - Episode 16 - Pamela Foland

March 30, 2018

Pamela Foland grew up in Plano, Texas.  She graduated from the University of Texas at Dallas with a Bachelor of Science degree in Biology and a minor in Business in 2005.

Her love of animals started at a very young age.  As a child, she was constantly bringing home stray dogs, and injured birds.

As an adult, her love of animals has only grown stronger.  Pamela has worked in numerous pet hotels as a dog trainer and is certified to teach pet first aid and CPR.  All her experience with pets culminated four years ago when Pamela found and raised an abandoned litter of day-old kittens.  Not able to part with any of these now-grown babies, Pamela enjoys going home to her "little munchkins" every night.  This experience gave Pamela the inspiration for her series debut, Megan's Munchkins.

Pamela will always have a special affinity with Megan because of their shared experiences.  She truly believes there are few experiences in life more compelling than saving the life of another being.


Megan's World Series:

  1. Megan's Munchkins -

What's hidden in the darkness of Megan's closet?  Kittens!  Four abandoned

one-day-old kittens.  These helpless babies were starving in the hedges when thirteen-year-old Megan Thompson discovers them and decides on the spot that she must save them.  Knowing her parent's answer to her many pet requests, she decides to raise the kittens in secret.  Follow Megan across the next five weeks, as her life becomes an endless cycle of feeding schedules, vet visits, homework, household chores, and sneaking around.  Megan's dreams have come true with her four precious friends, but what will Megan's parents say about her furry secrets?  Will Megan be allowed to keep the kittens she loves with all her heart?

  1. Megan's Pet Sitting Adventure -

Megan Thompson thought earning extra money for her kittens would be easy when she decided to pet sit.  She enlists the help of her best friend Jill for their first job, watching the Driscoll's pets.  Max, the over exuberant chocolate lab, has a knack for finding trouble. Holly, the finicky Burmese, tests Megan's pet care skills.  Taffy, the African gray parrot, has an advanced vocabulary and an attitude to match.  To make matters worse, Jill isn't exactly focused on the job. Is Megan in over her head?  Will treating the Driscoll's pets as her own be enough to keep them happy and healthy?


  1. Megan the Pet Whisperer -

Megan Thompson is delighted when Dr. Newton asks for her assistance caring for a rescued capuchin monkey, Monty.  The rest of the vet staff is terrified of Monty; but from the first moment they met, he and Megan have a special bond.  Three days at the clinic allows Megan to see the inner workings of a vet clinic.  Now, Megan wants to help every scared animal she can.  Can she gain the staff's trust?  Will she ever be allowed to handle any other pet besides Monty?


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Authors Podcast - Episode 15 - Cody Smith

Authors Podcast - Episode 15 - Cody Smith

March 15, 2018

Cody Smith is an electrical engineer my day, and author by night. He is the proud father of his 17 month old daughter, Nella, and happily married to his wife, Lauren, of 5 years.

Growing up, Cody was terrified of public speaking in any form or fashion. He grew up avoiding any opportunity to speak in front of an audience, and completely dreaded every moment leading up speaking whenever he had to.

He didn’t figure out how to get over his fear until he left the country (U.S.) on a trip to Honduras one summer during college. He learned that consistent exposure to whatever you fear is the key factor to conquering your fear once and for all.

Since then, Cody has turned his greatest fear into his greatest strength. He used public speaking to raise $17k to start a business in college. The funds were used to develop a game called Beep Boop. Overcoming his fear of speaking gave him a much needed confidence boost that he wanted to share with the world through his book Stage Fight: How to Punch Your Fears of Public Speaking in the Face!


Twitter: @stagefightclub

Instagram: stagefightclub

YouTube: stagefightclub

Email: cody@stagefightclub

To get the book on Amazon: Stage Fight: How to Punch Your Fears of Public Speaking in the Face!

Stage Fight for College Students: How to Punch Your Fears of Public Speaking in the Face! -

Stage Fight for Teachers: How to Punch Your Fears of Public Speaking in the Face! -


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Authors Podcast - Episode 14 - Chris Moss

Authors Podcast - Episode 14 - Chris Moss

February 16, 2018

Christopher Moss is a Store manager. He has been in Retail for 28 years. He has 2 children who are 12 and 10. He is married to the love of his life for 15 years. He is a very driven, loyal and approachable individual that cares for others. Nothing is better for Chris to spend time with his family.

His horrific ordeal at the hands of an armed robber 3 years ago was his life defining moment. It threw him into crippling anxiety. Struggling to get out of the house. He rebuilt his life. It set him on the course of becoming an author. 

His first book Hope Over Anxiety has given many other sufferers hope. It is about his ordeal. He first started anxiety when he lost his brother to cancer when he was aged just 20 months ago. It is a raw and honest account of how to break free of Anxiety. 

His mission in his life is to help others break free of Anxiety. To give them the skills to cope with everything that Anxiety throws at them. He teaches people to love their anxiety and to believe that they can dream of an amazing life. He takes great joy in helping others.

He is a life coach, best selling author and Store Manager.

The book: Hope over Anxiety: How to smash crippling anxiety and live the life you will love!

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Authors Podcast - Episode 13 - Canaan McDonald

Authors Podcast - Episode 13 - Canaan McDonald

January 15, 2018

Canaan McDonald has a background in sales and property, working for estate agents across London and also working for a video advertising company, he also worked as a West Indian bakery producing bread for supermarkets Sainsbury’s and Tesco. Passionate about football, Canaan’s son was also a big lover of football. It was while taking his son football practice and becoming a part of grassroots football that he started to notice disturbing practices in grassroots football.

Children not being developed properly when they had been with a coach for years. Becoming a professional footballer is incredibly difficult and Canaan was seeing the development of children being destroyed. If they wanted to take it serious later on in life, their development would be so far behind. What he was seeing bothered him so much he decided to write a book and My Son Wants To Be A Footballer, was born. A new author Canaan really loves writing and has a new energy to write and produce more books. Father of three and a grandfather he is a devoted family man and loves to travel. Canaan wants to continue spreading the message to enlighten parents when it comes to the development of their children in grassroots football.    


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Authors Podcast - Episode 12 - Yvonne John

Authors Podcast - Episode 12 - Yvonne John

December 2, 2017

Dreaming of the life Unlived: Intimate stories and portraits of women without children

Yvonne John

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About Yvonne

Yvonne was never sure if she really wanted children but knew that she was expected to get married and have a family, in that order. Somewhere in between her dreams of travelling and experiencing what life had to offer Yvonne did wish for the perfect family, a husband and four children. By the time she had reached her thirties this dream had fast lost its momentum, and when she had reached her mid-thirties Yvonne had given up on the dream of being a wife and mother. Because of her past Yvonne had decided that it was now time to live by her choices. Yvonne believed that the opportunity to become a mother had passed so it was time to move on. It wasn't until Yvonne met her husband at 38 her faith in love was reignited. A year into their marriage Yvonne and her husband decided to try for a baby, which led to the unexpected sadness that was to follow when Yvonne was informed that she had 'Unexplained Infertility'. While trying to understand her grief Yvonne was introduced to Gateway Women, where she is now on my journey of forgiveness and renewed self-discovery.

About Dreaming of a Life Unlived

Statistics show that one in five women in the UK have turned 45 without having children. Dreaming of the Life Unlived is a collection of stories and portraits of women who are childless by circumstance – women who are coming to terms with their grief and moving towards finding fulfilling lives without children.

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Authors Podcast - Episode 11 - Erik Deckers

Authors Podcast - Episode 11 - Erik Deckers

November 29, 2017

Erik Deckers is the president of Pro Blog Service, a content marketing agency with clients throughout the United States. He is also the co-author of Branding Yourself, No Bullshit Social Media, and The Owned Media Doctrine. Erik has been blogging since 1997, and a newspaper humor columnist since 1994. He has written several radio and stage plays, and numerous business articles. Erik was the Spring 2016 writer-in-residence at the Jack Kerouac House in Orlando, FL, and now serves on their board of directors.

Branding Yourself: How to Use Social Media to Invent or Reinvent Yourself - 3rd edition came out November 2017

The Owned Media Doctrine (Archway, 2013)

No Bullshit Social Media (Pearson, 2011)

*Ghost* co-authored Twitter Marketing for Dummies (Wiley, 2009)

You can contact

Erik Deckers
Pro Blog Service


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Authors Podcast - Episode 10 - Karen Gee

Authors Podcast - Episode 10 - Karen Gee

November 14, 2017

Karen Gee is the author of the successful Dodger Dog book series. The first book How I became Dodger The Dog  - is about his rescue story. Dodger is a real dog, a ball breed staffy. The second book is Dodger Dogs Muddy Mistake. The third in the series is about Shays adoption story. (A book about disability). The 4th book is Dodger Dogs Christmas Message (which is about not to give pets as a present) and the 5th book is Dodger Dog at the caravan - which covers the beach code and the importance of picking up your litter. All the books have an educational message behind them which are suitable for children to learn from and Ofsted approve. The 6th book is where Dodger Dog Gets A Job and he meets other dogs who work - guide dogs, bomb disposal dogs, sledge dogs.

Karen shares her writing tips, where she found her inspiration from, how she found her illustrator and future ideas for the series. More about Dodger The Dog can be found at and you can email her at and tweet at @ilovedodgerdog.

How I became Dodger The Dog: 

Dodger Dogs Muddy Mistake:

Dodger Dog Meets Shea: 

Dodger Dog's Christmas Message:

Dodger Dog at the Caravan:

Dodger Dog Says "No!" to Bullying

Dodger Dog  Learns Something New:

Dodger Dog Loves the Oceans:

Dodger Dog's Festive Fun:

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