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The Last Handful of Clover - a supernatural thriller by Wess Mongo Jolley

The Last Handful of Clover: Book Two – Gifts Both Light and Dark Chapter 45: The Two Keys * * * ABOUT THE STORY: THREE DAYS AFTER HE WAS MURDERED, RICHARD PRATT BEGAN TO FEEL MUCH BETTER... A seemingly random act of violence propels Professor Richard Pratt into The Hereafter. It is a strange, muted, netherworld of the dead -- a world in which he is forced to bear witness to the loss and suffering of the man he left behind, and to the rapid demise of the city he called home. And when the other denizens of his ghostly realm begin to enact a brutal revenge on the world of the living, it is only Richard Pratt that can save them. With the help of a barefoot 15-year-old boy from the old West and an ancient Goshute wise woman, Richard Pratt sets out to save the man he loves, Salt Lake City, and his own wounded soul. Together, they must face a ferocious enemy bent on the complete destruction of a great American city. An enemy with his fingers deep in Richard's shameful past. The Last Handful of Clover is a sweeping supernatural thriller about love, loss, regret, and redemption. It is a novel of terror, in which one man is called upon to face the sins of his past in order to save the future for the man he loves, and a city of over a million innocent souls. Peopled by a cast of unforgettable characters, The Last Handful of Clover is an epic hero's journey into darkness. From the remote Montana wilderness of 1810 to a secret chemical weapons laboratory under the Utah desert, the scope of The Last Handful of Clover is breathtaking, and lays bare the desperate longings, universal loss, and inevitable anguish of being human. * * * The Last Handful of Clover is a supernatural thriller by Wess Mongo Jolley, narrated by the author. If you are enjoying this story, please consider supporting the author: http://patreon.com/wessmongojolley. If you're interested in READING the book, rather than listening to the audiobook, it is available at the Patreon link above, and also on WattPad: https://www.wattpad.com/user/WessMongoJolley, and on QSaltLake.com: https://www.qsaltlake.com/news/category/views/columnists/clover/. For more information, including maps of the world, and instructions on all five ways to read and/or listen to the books, go to the author's website: http://wessmongojolley.com/fiction. --- Send in a voice message: https://anchor.fm/thelasthandfulofclover/message

The Last Handful of Clover - a supernatural thriller by Wess Mongo Jolley

The Last Handful of Clover: Book Two – Gifts Both Light and Dark Chapter 44: Emo, Emo, Emo... * * * ABOUT THE STORY: THREE DAYS AFTER HE WAS MURDERED, RICHARD PRATT BEGAN TO FEEL MUCH BETTER... A seemingly random act of violence propels Professor Richard Pratt into The Hereafter. It is a strange, muted, netherworld of the dead -- a world in which he is forced to bear witness to the loss and suffering of the man he left behind, and to the rapid demise of the city he called home. And when the other denizens of his ghostly realm begin to enact a brutal revenge on the world of the living, it is only Richard Pratt that can save them. With the help of a barefoot 15-year-old boy from the old West and an ancient Goshute wise woman, Richard Pratt sets out to save the man he loves, Salt Lake City, and his own wounded soul. Together, they must face a ferocious enemy bent on the complete destruction of a great American city. An enemy with his fingers deep in Richard's shameful past. The Last Handful of Clover is a sweeping supernatural thriller about love, loss, regret, and redemption. It is a novel of terror, in which one man is called upon to face the sins of his past in order to save the future for the man he loves, and a city of over a million innocent souls. Peopled by a cast of unforgettable characters, The Last Handful of Clover is an epic hero's journey into darkness. From the remote Montana wilderness of 1810 to a secret chemical weapons laboratory under the Utah desert, the scope of The Last Handful of Clover is breathtaking, and lays bare the desperate longings, universal loss, and inevitable anguish of being human. * * * The Last Handful of Clover is a supernatural thriller by Wess Mongo Jolley, narrated by the author. If you are enjoying this story, please consider supporting the author: http://patreon.com/wessmongojolley. If you're interested in READING the book, rather than listening to the audiobook, it is available at the Patreon link above, and also on WattPad: https://www.wattpad.com/user/WessMongoJolley, and on QSaltLake.com: https://www.qsaltlake.com/news/category/views/columnists/clover/. For more information, including maps of the world, and instructions on all five ways to read and/or listen to the books, go to the author's website: http://wessmongojolley.com/fiction. --- Send in a voice message: https://anchor.fm/thelasthandfulofclover/message

Romance in Colour
Season 4, Ep 9: A Girl, A Debut and a Dream (ft. Amber Samuel and Calla Claire)

Romance in Colour

Play Episode Listen Later Dec 2, 2022 45:13


In our #WritinginColour segment, we interview debut author Amber Samuel whose novel, The Many Dates of Indigo, is getting a lot of buzz. We talk about how she took her talents from Wattpad to traditional publishing and how she discovered her voice. Follow Amber's debut author journey and all her writing HERE. In our What is BookTok Reading segment, author and indigenous activist Calla Claire gives us some amazing book recs that center diversity and inclusion. For more on Calla and her books, follow her HERE. Follow us on Social Media: IG: @RomanceinColour Twitter: @RomanceNColour Facebook: www.facebook.com/groups/RomanceInColour --- Send in a voice message: https://anchor.fm/romanceincolour/message

Andarilhos do Imaginário
Andarilhos Entrevistam #10 - Jack F Silva - Sobre adesivos, não desistir e confia no processo!

Andarilhos do Imaginário

Play Episode Listen Later Dec 1, 2022 28:20


E salve, saaaalve, galerinha andarilha! Dezembrooou! Fim de ano chegando e, com ele, bora finalizar (será?) as entrevistas do belo projeto Espectros de Roxo e Cinza! A convidada deste bate-papo cheio de boas dicas é a escritora Jacqueline! Neurodivergente, ace, aro, amante da literatura e cheia de carisma, venha escutar um pouco de sua trajetória, suas dicas de escrita e histórias que mesclam ficção científica, personagens complexos, dramas e suspenses em sinopses que só nos dão cada vez mais vontade de ler! Então, já pega seu fone, ligue no episódio e venha ouvir essa entrevista! Não deixe de conhecer mais sobre Jack F Silva pelo twitter, instagram e bora ler suas obras na Amazon! Já escutou as primeiras entrevistas? Se ainda não, corre lá no nosso feed que também estão sensacionais! E não se esqueça de adquirir os contos do projeto, disponíveis na Amazon! Curtiu os episódios? Dá aquela forcinha: compartilhe com seu pessoal, siga a galera escritora, leia suas obras e apoie! Tem paixão pela arte e quer saber mais sobre o mundo da escrita? Só nos seguir! Além do facebook também estamos no Instagram, no Spotify, Wattpad, Twitter, Tiktok Onde achar Adeval de Andrade Wattpad • Blog • Facebook • Twitter Onde achar Larissa Grazielle Wattpad • Facebook • Twitter Onde achar Lucas Nangi Linktr.ee Onde achar Mayara Barros Wattpad • Site • Facebook • Twitter • Catarse

Kpop Pillow Talk
S.2 Ep.16 Who Ends Up Happy? (SKZ Binsung)

Kpop Pillow Talk

Play Episode Listen Later Nov 30, 2022 67:31


FINALLLLEEEEEE finishing First Love a Binsung (Changbin x Jisung) fic by hxnbinii on Wattpad & @ywxuha on instagram! see you Sunday for the beginning of Season 3! follow the pod @kpoppillowtalk on both Instagram & Twitter &Tumblr &TikTok follow Milly @lovelywolfe on all platforms follow Nads @killerqueennads on all platforms Kpop YouTube http://www.youtube.com/channel/UCd7XSremTdidyezRMeN19Hw Lovelywolfe Youtube http://youtube.com/c/lovelywolfe Patreon www.patreon.com/lovelywolfe --- Support this podcast: https://anchor.fm/kpop-pillow-talk/support

The Last Handful of Clover - a supernatural thriller by Wess Mongo Jolley

The Last Handful of Clover: Book Two – Gifts Both Light and Dark Chapter 43: Car 4057 * * * ABOUT THE STORY: THREE DAYS AFTER HE WAS MURDERED, RICHARD PRATT BEGAN TO FEEL MUCH BETTER... A seemingly random act of violence propels Professor Richard Pratt into The Hereafter. It is a strange, muted, netherworld of the dead -- a world in which he is forced to bear witness to the loss and suffering of the man he left behind, and to the rapid demise of the city he called home. And when the other denizens of his ghostly realm begin to enact a brutal revenge on the world of the living, it is only Richard Pratt that can save them. With the help of a barefoot 15-year-old boy from the old West and an ancient Goshute wise woman, Richard Pratt sets out to save the man he loves, Salt Lake City, and his own wounded soul. Together, they must face a ferocious enemy bent on the complete destruction of a great American city. An enemy with his fingers deep in Richard's shameful past. The Last Handful of Clover is a sweeping supernatural thriller about love, loss, regret, and redemption. It is a novel of terror, in which one man is called upon to face the sins of his past in order to save the future for the man he loves, and a city of over a million innocent souls. Peopled by a cast of unforgettable characters, The Last Handful of Clover is an epic hero's journey into darkness. From the remote Montana wilderness of 1810 to a secret chemical weapons laboratory under the Utah desert, the scope of The Last Handful of Clover is breathtaking, and lays bare the desperate longings, universal loss, and inevitable anguish of being human. * * * The Last Handful of Clover is a supernatural thriller by Wess Mongo Jolley, narrated by the author. If you are enjoying this story, please consider supporting the author: http://patreon.com/wessmongojolley. If you're interested in READING the book, rather than listening to the audiobook, it is available at the Patreon link above, and also on WattPad: https://www.wattpad.com/user/WessMongoJolley, and on QSaltLake.com: https://www.qsaltlake.com/news/category/views/columnists/clover/. For more information, including maps of the world, and instructions on all five ways to read and/or listen to the books, go to the author's website: http://wessmongojolley.com/fiction. --- Send in a voice message: https://anchor.fm/thelasthandfulofclover/message

Let's Talk About Anything
S05E10 : Book Talks - Maybe It's You by Kim Knights

Let's Talk About Anything

Play Episode Listen Later Nov 29, 2022 9:24


Recently, Wattpad collaborated with Yonder App and I download that. Have a listen on what I did and read! --- Send in a voice message: https://anchor.fm/eska-v/message

Kpop Pillow Talk
S.2 Ep.15 Hyunjin Is The Hero In This One (SKZ Binsung)

Kpop Pillow Talk

Play Episode Listen Later Nov 29, 2022 49:45


surprise! a monday episode to make up for some lost time(: continuing with First Love a Binsung (Changbin x Jisung) fic by hxnbinii on Wattpad & @ywxuha on instagram! see you soon for the next episode! follow the pod @kpoppillowtalk on both Instagram & Twitter &Tumblr &TikTok follow Milly @lovelywolfe on all platforms follow Nads @killerqueennads on all platforms Kpop YouTube http://www.youtube.com/channel/UCd7XSremTdidyezRMeN19Hw Lovelywolfe Youtube http://youtube.com/c/lovelywolfe Patreon www.patreon.com/lovelywolfe --- Support this podcast: https://anchor.fm/kpop-pillow-talk/support

Kpop Pillow Talk
S.2 Ep.14 Let's Talk About Seungmin (SKZ Binsung)

Kpop Pillow Talk

Play Episode Listen Later Nov 28, 2022 63:43


continuing with First Love a Binsung (Changbin x Jisung) fic by hxnbinii on Wattpad & @ywxuha on instagram! see you soon for the next episode! follow the pod @kpoppillowtalk on both Instagram & Twitter &Tumblr &TikTok follow Milly @lovelywolfe on all platforms follow Nads @killerqueennads on all platforms Kpop YouTube http://www.youtube.com/channel/UCd7XSremTdidyezRMeN19Hw Lovelywolfe Youtube http://youtube.com/c/lovelywolfe Patreon www.patreon.com/lovelywolfe --- Support this podcast: https://anchor.fm/kpop-pillow-talk/support

Poznaj Psychodeliki
Podróż Szlakiem Bananowych Naleśników: Pocztówka z Kambodży

Poznaj Psychodeliki

Play Episode Listen Later Nov 28, 2022 77:54


What More Can I Say: A Sk8er Boi Fancast
EP 35: Reading Avril Lavigne Fan Fiction

What More Can I Say: A Sk8er Boi Fancast

Play Episode Listen Later Nov 28, 2022 58:47


Sabra and May are back with a new take on one of their favorite episodes - instead of reading Sk8er Boi fan fiction, they're reading all about Avril Lavigne. From fantasies to medical malpractice, Sabra and May can't get enough of Wattpad. Maybe they'll make a whole podcast about it TW: shooting mentioned at 31:22 Send us a voice memo! https://anchor.fm/sk8erboi/message --- Support this podcast: https://anchor.fm/sk8erboi/support

Cheeky Geeky
Holly Jolly Geekmas #3

Cheeky Geeky

Play Episode Listen Later Nov 27, 2022 47:03


Its out 3rd annual Geekmas episode! We talk about the toys we're excited and the memories they bring. Plus, we'll tell you what you can expect in Season 4! *This episode is a bit of a mess, please forgive us. Join the discussion by joining our Discord: https://discord.gg/WtS7cP79Y9 As always, you can find us on the following social media platforms: Facebook: facebook.com/cheekypodcast Twitter: @CheekyGeekyPod Email: cheekygeekypodcast@yahoo.com Check out TeamAonn on Facebook, Twitter, Patreon, and YouTube! Check out Monet on Facebook, Twitter, and Wattpad, and TikTok; just search Monet R. De'Louve! Check out Mich at: https://www.wattpad.com/user/Mich2992?fbclid=IwAR0Y-aDKVp1ur2J_R-jvgYRrIOE5CnY3Hph8AZzGOYQCYduunYnIvlIu-38 https://m.fanfiction.net/u/1631886/?fbclid=IwAR1UOapkDgmdjZYKZtTcRj6BtyxmBVvkAIqb6QLErP9xJvVCrjuiZ5-mDwQ Check out www.soap419.com for cool novelity soap aand use coupon code CHEEKYGEEKY for 25% off your order! --- This episode is sponsored by · Anchor: The easiest way to make a podcast. https://anchor.fm/app --- Send in a voice message: https://anchor.fm/cheeky-geeky/message Support this podcast: https://anchor.fm/cheeky-geeky/support

The Last Handful of Clover - a supernatural thriller by Wess Mongo Jolley

The Last Handful of Clover: Book Two – Gifts Both Light and Dark Chapter 42: The Last Flicker of Hope * * * ABOUT THE STORY: THREE DAYS AFTER HE WAS MURDERED, RICHARD PRATT BEGAN TO FEEL MUCH BETTER... A seemingly random act of violence propels Professor Richard Pratt into The Hereafter. It is a strange, muted, netherworld of the dead -- a world in which he is forced to bear witness to the loss and suffering of the man he left behind, and to the rapid demise of the city he called home. And when the other denizens of his ghostly realm begin to enact a brutal revenge on the world of the living, it is only Richard Pratt that can save them. With the help of a barefoot 15-year-old boy from the old West and an ancient Goshute wise woman, Richard Pratt sets out to save the man he loves, Salt Lake City, and his own wounded soul. Together, they must face a ferocious enemy bent on the complete destruction of a great American city. An enemy with his fingers deep in Richard's shameful past. The Last Handful of Clover is a sweeping supernatural thriller about love, loss, regret, and redemption. It is a novel of terror, in which one man is called upon to face the sins of his past in order to save the future for the man he loves, and a city of over a million innocent souls. Peopled by a cast of unforgettable characters, The Last Handful of Clover is an epic hero's journey into darkness. From the remote Montana wilderness of 1810 to a secret chemical weapons laboratory under the Utah desert, the scope of The Last Handful of Clover is breathtaking, and lays bare the desperate longings, universal loss, and inevitable anguish of being human. * * * The Last Handful of Clover is a supernatural thriller by Wess Mongo Jolley, narrated by the author. If you are enjoying this story, please consider supporting the author: http://patreon.com/wessmongojolley. If you're interested in READING the book, rather than listening to the audiobook, it is available at the Patreon link above, and also on WattPad: https://www.wattpad.com/user/WessMongoJolley, and on QSaltLake.com: https://www.qsaltlake.com/news/category/views/columnists/clover/. For more information, including maps of the world, and instructions on all five ways to read and/or listen to the books, go to the author's website: http://wessmongojolley.com/fiction. --- Send in a voice message: https://anchor.fm/thelasthandfulofclover/message

Content Conversations
El booktuber Carlos Mauricio Jr., explica: ¿qué es un escritor consciente?

Content Conversations

Play Episode Listen Later Nov 24, 2022 82:19


En esta entretenida entrevista, hablamos con el booktuber Carlos Mauricio Jr., autor de varios libros de fantasía, sobre lo que es un escritor consciente y un escritor inconsciente.Carlos, que a través de su canal de YouTube ‘Las Puertas de la Literatura', hace reseñas de libros, también nos cuenta: Sobre las diferencias, ventajas y desventajas de las plataformas de venta de libros digitales Wattpad, Kindle, Google Play y Booknet.Por qué estudiar literatura y ganar concursos de cuentos no es requisito para tener éxito como autor.Por qué es importante escribir lo que las editoriales, y el mercado, quierenCómo tener éxito en WattpadY por qué decidió estudiar programación de software, siendo booktuber y autor.Puedes encontrar el primer libro de Carlos, Experimento: Proyecto Escape, en estas plataformas:Kindle UnlimitedGoogle PlayWattpadBooknetLo puedes conseguir en papel en:LuluY puedes encontrarlo en las siguientes redes sociales:FacebookYouTube

Strictly Business
“It's All Upside”: A Hollywood Veteran Mines for Gold at Wattpad Webtoon Studios

Strictly Business

Play Episode Listen Later Nov 23, 2022 27:24


David Madden, global head of entertainment for Wattpad Webtoon Studios, discusses his mandate to develop TV and film projects based on new forms of storytelling that are wildly popular in Asia and gaining steam around the world. The seasoned Hollywood executive details the blend of data, math and talent scouting for new author voices that yields prospects for broader development. Contrasting his many years at top networks, studios and most recently with Greg Berlanti Prods., “I feel like I'm working for a 21st century company,” Madden says. See omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.

The Last Handful of Clover - a supernatural thriller by Wess Mongo Jolley

The Last Handful of Clover: Book Two – Gifts Both Light and Dark Chapter 41: Out of Balance * * * ABOUT THE STORY: THREE DAYS AFTER HE WAS MURDERED, RICHARD PRATT BEGAN TO FEEL MUCH BETTER... A seemingly random act of violence propels Professor Richard Pratt into The Hereafter. It is a strange, muted, netherworld of the dead -- a world in which he is forced to bear witness to the loss and suffering of the man he left behind, and to the rapid demise of the city he called home. And when the other denizens of his ghostly realm begin to enact a brutal revenge on the world of the living, it is only Richard Pratt that can save them. With the help of a barefoot 15-year-old boy from the old West and an ancient Goshute wise woman, Richard Pratt sets out to save the man he loves, Salt Lake City, and his own wounded soul. Together, they must face a ferocious enemy bent on the complete destruction of a great American city. An enemy with his fingers deep in Richard's shameful past. The Last Handful of Clover is a sweeping supernatural thriller about love, loss, regret, and redemption. It is a novel of terror, in which one man is called upon to face the sins of his past in order to save the future for the man he loves, and a city of over a million innocent souls. Peopled by a cast of unforgettable characters, The Last Handful of Clover is an epic hero's journey into darkness. From the remote Montana wilderness of 1810 to a secret chemical weapons laboratory under the Utah desert, the scope of The Last Handful of Clover is breathtaking, and lays bare the desperate longings, universal loss, and inevitable anguish of being human. * * * The Last Handful of Clover is a supernatural thriller by Wess Mongo Jolley, narrated by the author. If you are enjoying this story, please consider supporting the author: http://patreon.com/wessmongojolley. If you're interested in READING the book, rather than listening to the audiobook, it is available at the Patreon link above, and also on WattPad: https://www.wattpad.com/user/WessMongoJolley, and on QSaltLake.com: https://www.qsaltlake.com/news/category/views/columnists/clover/. For more information, including maps of the world, and instructions on all five ways to read and/or listen to the books, go to the author's website: http://wessmongojolley.com/fiction. --- Send in a voice message: https://anchor.fm/thelasthandfulofclover/message

Kpop Pillow Talk
S.2 Ep.13 WHO WAS IN BED WITH WHO?!?! (SKZ Binsung)

Kpop Pillow Talk

Play Episode Listen Later Nov 20, 2022 32:33


continuing with First Love a Binsung (Changbin x Jisung) fic by hxnbinii on Wattpad & @ywxuha on instagram! see you on Wednesday for the next episode! follow the pod @kpoppillowtalk on both Instagram & Twitter &Tumblr &TikTok follow Milly @lovelywolfe on all platforms follow Nads @killerqueennads on all platforms Kpop YouTube http://www.youtube.com/channel/UCd7XSremTdidyezRMeN19Hw Lovelywolfe Youtube http://youtube.com/c/lovelywolfe Patreon www.patreon.com/lovelywolfe --- Support this podcast: https://anchor.fm/kpop-pillow-talk/support

The Last Handful of Clover - a supernatural thriller by Wess Mongo Jolley
2.40 Keith's Journal — A Carnival of Mysteries

The Last Handful of Clover - a supernatural thriller by Wess Mongo Jolley

Play Episode Listen Later Nov 18, 2022 6:50


The Last Handful of Clover: Book Two – Gifts Both Light and Dark Chapter 40: Keith's Journal — A Carnival of Mysteries * * * ABOUT THE STORY: THREE DAYS AFTER HE WAS MURDERED, RICHARD PRATT BEGAN TO FEEL MUCH BETTER... A seemingly random act of violence propels Professor Richard Pratt into The Hereafter. It is a strange, muted, netherworld of the dead -- a world in which he is forced to bear witness to the loss and suffering of the man he left behind, and to the rapid demise of the city he called home. And when the other denizens of his ghostly realm begin to enact a brutal revenge on the world of the living, it is only Richard Pratt that can save them. With the help of a barefoot 15-year-old boy from the old West and an ancient Goshute wise woman, Richard Pratt sets out to save the man he loves, Salt Lake City, and his own wounded soul. Together, they must face a ferocious enemy bent on the complete destruction of a great American city. An enemy with his fingers deep in Richard's shameful past. The Last Handful of Clover is a sweeping supernatural thriller about love, loss, regret, and redemption. It is a novel of terror, in which one man is called upon to face the sins of his past in order to save the future for the man he loves, and a city of over a million innocent souls. Peopled by a cast of unforgettable characters, The Last Handful of Clover is an epic hero's journey into darkness. From the remote Montana wilderness of 1810 to a secret chemical weapons laboratory under the Utah desert, the scope of The Last Handful of Clover is breathtaking, and lays bare the desperate longings, universal loss, and inevitable anguish of being human. * * * The Last Handful of Clover is a supernatural thriller by Wess Mongo Jolley, narrated by the author. If you are enjoying this story, please consider supporting the author: http://patreon.com/wessmongojolley. If you're interested in READING the book, rather than listening to the audiobook, it is available at the Patreon link above, and also on WattPad: https://www.wattpad.com/user/WessMongoJolley, and on QSaltLake.com: https://www.qsaltlake.com/news/category/views/columnists/clover/. For more information, including maps of the world, and instructions on all five ways to read and/or listen to the books, go to the author's website: http://wessmongojolley.com/fiction. KEYWORDS: aging, apocalyptic, dark, fiction, gay, ghost, horror, lgbt, lgbtq, lgbtqia, loss, love, Mormon, murder, mystery, novel, queer, redemption, regret, salt lake city, saltlakecity, scary, suspense, thriller, utah, western. ADDITIONAL LINKS: Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/WessMongoJolley Twitter: https://twitter.com/WessMongoJolley YouTube: https://www.youtube.com/user/mongobearwolf Copyright 2021, Wess Mongo Jolley. All rights reserved. --- Send in a voice message: https://anchor.fm/thelasthandfulofclover/message

Diana Bernal Mujer Creadora
Del día cero a algún lado

Diana Bernal Mujer Creadora

Play Episode Listen Later Nov 17, 2022 6:59


¿Qué pasa en la vida de una persona que decide ser escritora? ¿qué pensamientos la mueven? ¿qué experiencias hacen que busqué constatemente la página en blanco? Parece que olvidamos que el proceso creativo adviene de la observación de nuestras propias experiencias humanas, transfigurando aquellas realidades. El diario de una escritora es todo lo que pasa en la vida de una persona que decide ser escritora, cada experiencia que se vuelve un insumo literario, asi también que veremos cómo a lo largo del desarrollo de esta historia es el personaje mismo el que se va encontrando, se va descubriendo. No es un personaje que se ha construido lógicamente sobre el papel para una obra impecable. Todo lo contrario, es un personaje que se va contando a través de sus incoherencias, dudas, miedos y aciertos; con esa locura incomprensible de la mente humana, con esa forma que tenemos cada una de ver el mundo. Bienvenid@ a el DIario de una Escritora, del día cero a algún lado. Encuentrala en Wattpad https://www.wattpad.com/user/dianabernalescritora Sígueme en mis redes sociales https://www.instagram.com/dianab.escritora/ pdta: hablo mucho del proceso de escribir y de los avances de mi primera novela.

Cero Humilde Opinión
Ep89 Libros de wattpad ft. BookofJorge

Cero Humilde Opinión

Play Episode Listen Later Nov 16, 2022 55:30


Vamos a platicar sobre que es esta plataforma, como funciona, el éxito que ha tenido y nuestra cero humilde opinión leyendo estas historias.

Kpop Pillow Talk
S.2 Ep.12 Imagine A Date With Jisung (SKZ Binsung)

Kpop Pillow Talk

Play Episode Listen Later Nov 16, 2022 44:35


continuing with First Love a Binsung (Changbin x Jisung) fic by  hxnbinii on Wattpad  & @ywxuha on instagram! see you on Sunday for the next episode! follow the pod @kpoppillowtalk on both Instagram & Twitter &Tumblr &TikTok follow Milly @lovelywolfe on all platforms follow Nads @killerqueennads on all platforms Kpop YouTube http://www.youtube.com/channel/UCd7XSremTdidyezRMeN19Hw Lovelywolfe Youtube http://youtube.com/c/lovelywolfe Patreon www.patreon.com/lovelywolfe --- Support this podcast: https://anchor.fm/kpop-pillow-talk/support

The Last Handful of Clover - a supernatural thriller by Wess Mongo Jolley

The Last Handful of Clover: Book Two – Gifts Both Light and Dark Chapter 39: Aslan Ascendant * * * ABOUT THE STORY: THREE DAYS AFTER HE WAS MURDERED, RICHARD PRATT BEGAN TO FEEL MUCH BETTER... A seemingly random act of violence propels Professor Richard Pratt into The Hereafter. It is a strange, muted, netherworld of the dead -- a world in which he is forced to bear witness to the loss and suffering of the man he left behind, and to the rapid demise of the city he called home. And when the other denizens of his ghostly realm begin to enact a brutal revenge on the world of the living, it is only Richard Pratt that can save them. With the help of a barefoot 15-year-old boy from the old West and an ancient Goshute wise woman, Richard Pratt sets out to save the man he loves, Salt Lake City, and his own wounded soul. Together, they must face a ferocious enemy bent on the complete destruction of a great American city. An enemy with his fingers deep in Richard's shameful past. The Last Handful of Clover is a sweeping supernatural thriller about love, loss, regret, and redemption. It is a novel of terror, in which one man is called upon to face the sins of his past in order to save the future for the man he loves, and a city of over a million innocent souls. Peopled by a cast of unforgettable characters, The Last Handful of Clover is an epic hero's journey into darkness. From the remote Montana wilderness of 1810 to a secret chemical weapons laboratory under the Utah desert, the scope of The Last Handful of Clover is breathtaking, and lays bare the desperate longings, universal loss, and inevitable anguish of being human. * * * The Last Handful of Clover is a supernatural thriller by Wess Mongo Jolley, narrated by the author. If you are enjoying this story, please consider supporting the author: http://patreon.com/wessmongojolley. If you're interested in READING the book, rather than listening to the audiobook, it is available at the Patreon link above, and also on WattPad: https://www.wattpad.com/user/WessMongoJolley, and on QSaltLake.com: https://www.qsaltlake.com/news/category/views/columnists/clover/. For more information, including maps of the world, and instructions on all five ways to read and/or listen to the books, go to the author's website: http://wessmongojolley.com/fiction. KEYWORDS: aging, apocalyptic, dark, fiction, gay, ghost, horror, lgbt, lgbtq, lgbtqia, loss, love, Mormon, murder, mystery, novel, queer, redemption, regret, salt lake city, saltlakecity, scary, suspense, thriller, utah, western. ADDITIONAL LINKS: Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/WessMongoJolley Twitter: https://twitter.com/WessMongoJolley YouTube: https://www.youtube.com/user/mongobearwolf Copyright 2021, Wess Mongo Jolley. All rights reserved. --- Send in a voice message: https://anchor.fm/thelasthandfulofclover/message

The Fantasy Writers' Toolshed
The Power Of Wattpad

The Fantasy Writers' Toolshed

Play Episode Listen Later Nov 15, 2022 32:14


In the latest episode of The Fantasy Writers' Toolshed podcast, I welcome author Nandi Taylor who's achieved remarkable things on Wattpad.As someone who's never used the platform before, I invited Nandi along to tell us how she managed to accrue nearly 2 million reads of her novel, Given.Nandi explains her methods, how Wattpad works, and the opportunities that are out there for other writers.If you have any questions or requests, please write to us at thefantasywriterstoolshed@gmail.comTo access exclusive interviews, discussions, fantasy writing classes, books and more head over to our Patreon page - https://www.patreon.com/TheFantasyWritersToolshed If you're interested in fantasy writing classes, head here - https://richiebilling.com/fantasy-writing-classesLearn more about the fantasy writing podcast here - https://richiebilling.com/welcome/the-fantasy-writers-toolshed-podcast REGISTER FOR THE EMAIL MARKETING CLASShttps://www.eventbrite.co.uk/e/email-marketing-for-authors-tickets-428073548507JOIN OUR WRITING COMMUNITYJoin our community here - https://bit.ly/join-our-writing-groupOUR GUESTSNandi Taylor - https://twitter.com/nandi_taylorSounds and editing by Odysy - https://www.youtube.com/c/Odysyx Hosted on Acast. See acast.com/privacy for more information.

Kpop Pillow Talk
S.2 Ep.11 Felix Coming In Clutch (SKZ Binsung)

Kpop Pillow Talk

Play Episode Listen Later Nov 13, 2022 49:17


continuing with First Love a Binsung (Changbin x Jisung) fic by  hxnbinii on Wattpad  & @ywxuha on instagram! see you on Wednesday for the next episode! follow the pod @kpoppillowtalk on both Instagram & Twitter &Tumblr &TikTok follow Milly @lovelywolfe on all platforms follow Nads @killerqueennads on all platforms Kpop YouTube http://www.youtube.com/channel/UCd7XSremTdidyezRMeN19Hw Lovelywolfe Youtube http://youtube.com/c/lovelywolfe Patreon www.patreon.com/lovelywolfe --- Support this podcast: https://anchor.fm/kpop-pillow-talk/support

Kaila Falcon's Ambiences and Such!
An Evening Dinner Date with Pete "Maverick" Mitchell || Top Gun Ambience [Read Desc!]

Kaila Falcon's Ambiences and Such!

Play Episode Listen Later Nov 13, 2022 67:24


↫Story↬ (Story written by me! For more stories like these, check me out on Wattpad: https://www.wattpad.com/user/Kaila_Falcon) You can find the story in the pinned comment of the YouTube upload here: https://youtu.be/0o4FBLHaIjI ↫Info↬ I own no rights to any sounds used in this video! I simply just compiled them into this soundscape! The image is also not mine! This audio is great to play in the background to help sleep, study, or simply relax! ↫Connect With Me!↬ My Website (Containing my socials + Contact info + Idea submission forms + other awesome, free stuff!) https://sites.google.com/view/kaila-falcon

Kpop Pillow Talk
S.2 Ep.10 SPICYYY BINSUNGGG (SKZ BINSUNG)

Kpop Pillow Talk

Play Episode Listen Later Nov 9, 2022 50:08


continuing with First Love a Binsung (Changbin x Jisung) fic by hxnbinii on Wattpad & @ywxuha on instagram! see you on Sunday for the next episode! follow the pod @kpoppillowtalk on both Instagram & Twitter &Tumblr &TikTok follow Milly @lovelywolfe on all platforms follow Nads @killerqueennads on all platforms Kpop YouTube http://www.youtube.com/channel/UCd7XSremTdidyezRMeN19Hw Lovelywolfe Youtube http://youtube.com/c/lovelywolfe Patreon www.patreon.com/lovelywolfe --- Support this podcast: https://anchor.fm/kpop-pillow-talk/support

Kpop Pillow Talk
S.2 Ep.9 JEONGIN JUST TELL US THE TRUTH BBY (SKZ Binsung)

Kpop Pillow Talk

Play Episode Listen Later Nov 6, 2022 69:54


continuing with First Love a Binsung (Changbin x Jisung) fic by hxnbinii on Wattpad & @ywxuha on instagram! see you on Sunday for the next episode! follow the pod @kpoppillowtalk on both Instagram & Twitter &Tumblr &TikTok follow Milly @lovelywolfe on all platforms follow Nads @killerqueennads on all platforms Kpop YouTube http://www.youtube.com/channel/UCd7XSremTdidyezRMeN19Hw Lovelywolfe Youtube http://youtube.com/c/lovelywolfe Patreon www.patreon.com/lovelywolfe --- Support this podcast: https://anchor.fm/kpop-pillow-talk/support

Chatting with Sherri
Chatting With Sherri welcomes award-winning writer; Michael Panter!

Chatting with Sherri

Play Episode Listen Later Nov 4, 2022 44:00


Chatting With Sherri welcomes  award-winning writer; Michael Panter! Michael Panter is an English author and journalist with exceedingly high ambitions and a frustratingly low word count per day. A language enthusiast, he speaks fluent Swedish and is well on his way to learning Italian. His writing journey began humbly when, aged seven, he penned the sequel to Star Wars: The Phantom Menace. George Lucas went with Attack of the Clones instead. Michael's love for secondary-world fantasy, meanwhile, was fostered largely by Tolkien. In 2018, one of his novellas, Deathsworn, won a Watty, Wattpad's highest honour, reminding him that he is good enough, he can do this writing thing. “Lilt of a Lark,” his first professional sale, tells the story of a hapless musician who has the power to sway the minds of others through song. Droll, witty, and devilishly handsome, drawing parallels between character and author is permissible. Michael currently lives in Stockholm, Sweden, with his partner Jonna and their one-year-old bear cub, Ivar. He is hard at work on a full-length fantasy novel that he hopes will hit bookshelves before his hair goes grey. Stockholm, Sweden writer Michael Panter was honored at the Writers of the Future Contest his story, "Lilt of the Lark," published in the international bestselling anthology, L. Ron Hubbard Presents Writers of the Future Volume 38.    

Lace and Debauchery
In Coversation with Crystal L Johnson and Felicity Vaughn

Lace and Debauchery

Play Episode Listen Later Nov 4, 2022 83:13


Crystal and Felicity are Wattpad Stars and Wattpad Editor Choice authors. They are best friends who have a shared love for writing. Their experience writing their stories has been unique due to living on opposite sides of the United States, but it is one of their very favorite things to do. Crystal is from Phoenix, Arizona and is the author of the Affliction Series and Staged on Wattpad. She has an obsession with the infectious music of boy bands and Ben and Jerry's ice cream.Learn more about Crystal at CrystalJJohnson.com and connect with her on social media!Felicity is from Nashville, Tennessee and is the author of the Four of Us Trilogy and Trust. She is obsessed with rose gold and has a major Dr. Pepper addiction.Learn more about Felicity at FelicityVaughn.com and connect with her on social media!Read Spellbound!

Afternoon T
Allen Lau of Wattpad: Removing barriers between readers and writers

Afternoon T

Play Episode Listen Later Nov 3, 2022 65:53


Listen in for Episode 68 of the AfternoonT Podcast as Chris is joined by Wattpad co-founder Allen Lau. Join Chris as Allen discusses why as a founder, you have to be your first and best customer (9:00), how a blog provided the perfect timing for pitching to investors (10:30), and how a global mindset is Canada's competitive advantage in todays tech landscape (59:00). We'll also hear a little about this weeks "Startup we love" ShopThing from co-founder Maggie Adhami-Boynton (38:30) - who has a question for Allen, and actually knows both Allen and his wife Eva - in her words - "we love the Laus!"

q: The Podcast from CBC Radio
[Full episode] Noah Cyrus, Matthew Dawkins, Tom Morello

q: The Podcast from CBC Radio

Play Episode Listen Later Nov 2, 2022 69:22


Noah Cyrus shares her story of depression, addiction, recovery and how that journey led to the release of her powerful debut album, The Hardest Part. Until We Break author Matthew Dawkins tells us how writing on Wattpad helped him get his first novel published before he's even graduated from university. Musician Tom Morello of Rage Against the Machine and Audioslave talks about guitars, his photo memoir and the state of political music today.

Kpop Pillow Talk
S.2 Ep.8 HYUNJIN IS THE TRUE VICTIM HERE (SKZ Binsung)

Kpop Pillow Talk

Play Episode Listen Later Nov 2, 2022 73:23


continuing with First Love a Binsung (Changbin x Jisung) fic by hxnbinii on Wattpad & @ywxuha on instagram! see you on Sunday for the next episode! follow the pod @kpoppillowtalk on both Instagram & Twitter &Tumblr &TikTok follow Milly @lovelywolfe on all platforms follow Nads @killerqueennads on all platforms Kpop YouTube http://www.youtube.com/channel/UCd7XSremTdidyezRMeN19Hw Lovelywolfe Youtube http://youtube.com/c/lovelywolfe Patreon www.patreon.com/lovelywolfe --- Support this podcast: https://anchor.fm/kpop-pillow-talk/support

Czytu Czytu
#80 – Najpierw Wattpad, potem książka?

Czytu Czytu

Play Episode Listen Later Nov 2, 2022 59:08


Witajcie w osiemdziesiątym odcinku podcastu Czytu Czytu! Wattpad to prawdziwy fenomen wśród osób czytających – serwis do publikowania własnych opowiadań i fanfików od kilku lat podbija wyobraźnię głównie młodych czytelników. Nic więc dziwnego, że wydawnictwa szybko zaczęły ostrzyć sobie na niego ząbki, a do strefy amatorskiej kreatywności zaczęły przebijać się oferty publikacji wattpadowych historii w formie tradycyjnych książek. W związku z tym w najnowszym odcinku nie będziemy rozmawiać o treściach dostępnych w serwisie, ale jak stał on się kolejnym „trendem” na rynku wydawniczym. Zastanowimy się, skąd bierze się miłość profesjonalistów do Wattpada, oraz o szansach i zagrożeniach dla młodych osób autorskich, które po sukcesie na Wattpadzie dostają propozycję wydania pierwszej książki. Dodatkowo każda z nas przygotowała jedną recenzję: Megu poleca kryminał Tany French „Z dala od świateł” od wydawnictwa Albatros (tłumaczenie: Łukasz Praski), a Kasia spełnia wasze potrzeby o literaturze nieco poważniejszej i opowiada o najnowszej książce Hanny Krall „Szczegóły znaczące” od Wydawnictwa Literackiego. Życzymy miłego słuchania! Czytu Czytu prowadzą: Magdalena Adamus (Catus Geekus) Katarzyna Czajka-Kominiarczuk (Zwierz Popkulturalny)

Impact in the 21st Century
EP#19: Allen Lau - Founding Wattpad | Overcoming Failure | Building Stronger Reading Habits

Impact in the 21st Century

Play Episode Listen Later Nov 1, 2022 64:41


Episode #19 of Impact in the 21st Century features incredible guest Allen Lau. After migrating to Canada aged 19 and graduating with a Master's degree in Electrical Engineering at University of Toronto, Allen went on to co-found Wattpad, an online reading community where members can read and write original stories. With 90 million monthly users, Wattpad aims to dissolve the barriers between readers and writers, and build meaningful, engaged communities brought together by the power of stories. In this episode, hear the impactful, mission-driven story behind Wattpad's founding, how Allen persevered in the face of failure, his advice on how you can build strong reading habits, and his insights into what the future of reading and technology holds. Sign up to Wattpad for free and start writing or reading: https://www.wattpad.com/ Read the National Assessment of Educational Progress report on US declining reading levels in the aftermath of the pandemic: https://www.nationsreportcard.gov/highlights/reading/2022/ This episode is sponsored by RBC. ___ What is Impact in the 21st Century? Impact in the 21st Century is a podcast created by Simbi Foundation, a non-profit organization working to support the next 3.5 million refugee learners with solar-powered classrooms called BrightBoxes. This podcast celebrates the impactful work being done around the globe, and shares the stories of the inspiring individuals who are behind it. Who hosts Impact in the 21st Century? Aaron Friedland is a National Geographic Explorer, PhD Candidate in Econometrics at UBC, Executive Director of Simbi Foundation, and innovator of the BrightBox solution and the unique reading platform Simbi. Stream Impact in the 21st Century on your favourite streaming platform: Apple Podcasts: https://podcasts.apple.com/ca/podcast/impact-in-the-21st-century/id1529033008 Spotify: https://open.spotify.com/show/7F6IBSN7Ysz6wl622eK5lN Google podcasts: https://podcasts.google.com/feed/aHR0cHM6Ly9mZWVkLnBvZGJlYW4uY29tL3NpbWJpZm91bmRhdGlvbi9mZWVkLnhtbA?sa=X&ved=0CAIQ4aUDahcKEwiAoLbL3-HrAhUAAAAAHQAAAAAQAQ Learn more about our podcast at www.simbifoundation.org/podcast

Kpop Pillow Talk
S.2 Ep.7 Okay But Boyfriend Jisung Is EVERYTHING

Kpop Pillow Talk

Play Episode Listen Later Oct 30, 2022 41:22


continuing with First Love a Binsung (Changbin x Jisung) fic by hxnbinii on Wattpad & @ywxuha on instagram! see you on Sunday for the next episode! follow the pod @kpoppillowtalk on both Instagram & Twitter &Tumblr &TikTok follow Milly @lovelywolfe on all platforms follow Nads @killerqueennads on all platforms Kpop YouTube http://www.youtube.com/channel/UCd7XSremTdidyezRMeN19Hw Lovelywolfe Youtube http://youtube.com/c/lovelywolfe Patreon www.patreon.com/lovelywolfe --- Support this podcast: https://anchor.fm/kpop-pillow-talk/support

Kpop Pillow Talk
S.2 Ep.6 Dreaming of Bangchan (SKZ Binsung)

Kpop Pillow Talk

Play Episode Listen Later Oct 26, 2022 46:38


continuing with First Love a Binsung (Changbin x Jisung) fic by hxnbinii on Wattpad & @ywxuha on instagram! see you on Sunday for the next episode! follow the pod @kpoppillowtalk on both Instagram & Twitter &Tumblr &TikTok follow Milly @lovelywolfe on all platforms follow Nads @killerqueennads on all platforms Kpop YouTube http://www.youtube.com/channel/UCd7XSremTdidyezRMeN19Hw Lovelywolfe Youtube http://youtube.com/c/lovelywolfe Patreon www.patreon.com/lovelywolfe --- Support this podcast: https://anchor.fm/kpop-pillow-talk/support

Do U Read BTS?
Namjoon's Chance written by Crimson_Bubbles

Do U Read BTS?

Play Episode Listen Later Oct 22, 2022 57:07


Hey ya'll! Check out this week's review which is another Namjoon story titled, “Namjoon's Chance”, by Crimson_Bubbles on Wattpad. To find this story, visit: https://www.wattpad.com/story/288575508-namjoon%27s-chance-•-knj Follow us on: Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/doureadbts/ Twitter: https://twitter.com/DoUReadBTSPod TikTok: https://vm.tiktok.com/ZMeXMYRjc/ Youtube: https://youtube.com/channel/UChpqseCdr7zn5MT001AKElw Have some recommendations or stories you would like to hear reviewed, email us at doureadbts@yahoo.com. Please include who the story is about and what platform it can be found on. --- This episode is sponsored by · Anchor: The easiest way to make a podcast. https://anchor.fm/app --- Send in a voice message: https://anchor.fm/do-u-read-bts/message

Just Joshing
Episode 864: Just Joshing Episode 864: Xeni Quinox

Just Joshing

Play Episode Listen Later Oct 17, 2022 79:33


#xeniquinox #interviews #booktubeXeni Quinox joins the podcast. Xeni is a published novelist through wattpad. We talk about that. We talk about Xeni coming to Canada, having a baby, the messages of her story, narcissism and more. Plus, Xeni makes me promise her something I intend to keep my word on. All in all, Xeni is an amazing talent and person. I enjoyed chatting with her. Take a listen. (Note: My connection goes in and out in a few places. That said, the interview content is still good, technical difficulties aside.)Xeni QuinoxWattpadTiktokServicesAdvertising Services - Let me create your advertising for your next book or campaign. If you're a creative wondering how to create your advertising for your next project, I can create video, audio, written and graphics. Let me help you get your story, and your best story, out there.Available Now:Alice Won? - Available now. Alice escaped the asylum and pursues the Queen of Hearts to the Greek Labyrinth in the underworld, there she must engage in a game of croquet unlike any other, against Jason of the Argonauts. Illustrated by Kenzie Carr, written by yours truly, come to wonderland Dec. 1st, where the real games begin.Support And Subscribe:Buy my MerchBuy Me A CoffeeNewsletterPatreonTwitchYoutube

Do U Read BTS?
a DILF that walked STREETSIDE

Do U Read BTS?

Play Episode Listen Later Oct 16, 2022 62:17


Hey ya'll! Check out this week's review of two Namjoon stories. The first titled, “DILF” by jungkookiesgolden on wattpad, and the second titled, “Streetside” by Nam_noms also on Wattpad. To find "DILF" story, visit: https://www.wattpad.com/story/278932878-dilf-knj To find the "Streetside" story, visit: https://www.wattpad.com/story/286669022-❝

Lace and Debauchery
In Conversation with Claudia Tan

Lace and Debauchery

Play Episode Listen Later Oct 14, 2022 43:08


In this week's author interview, Taylor and Piper sit down to chat with Claudia Tan, author of the wildly popular Wattpad book, PERFECT ADDICTION. Join us as we discuss female rage, cheating, and how to write manipulative men among many other things! Claudia Links! https://www.wattpad.com/user/claudiaoverherehttps://www.instagram.com/claudiaaatan/?hl=enBuy her Books: Here!

Kaila Falcon's Ambiences and Such!
A Night Flight Into Paris with Ethan Hunt and August Walker || Mission: Impossible - Fallout Ambience [Read Desc!]

Kaila Falcon's Ambiences and Such!

Play Episode Listen Later Oct 14, 2022 75:00


*Yes! This is up earlier than it will be on my YouTube! So, enjoy?* ↫Story↬ (Story written by me! For more stories like these, check me out on Wattpad: https://www.wattpad.com/user/Kaila_Falcon) You can find the story in the pinned comment of the YouTube upload here: https://youtu.be/VVDjUq2wAdA ↫Info↬ I own no rights to any sounds used in this video! I simply just compiled them into this soundscape! The image is also not mine! This audio is great to play in the background to help sleep, study, or simply relax! ↫Connect With Me!↬ My Website (Containing my socials + Contact info + Idea submission forms + other awesome, free stuff!) https://sites.google.com/view/kaila-falcon

Literatura juvenil para escritores
104. De Wattpad a editorial con Clara Rodríguez

Literatura juvenil para escritores

Play Episode Listen Later Oct 9, 2022 23:47


¿Publicas tu libro en Wattpad y te gustaría publicarlo con una editorial? Clara Rodríguez se ha pasado por el pódcast para contarnos su experiencia pasando de un formato a otro.

Kaila Falcon's Ambiences and Such!
Chillin' at the Beach with Maverick, Rooster and the Crew || Top Gun: Maverick Ambience [Read Desc!]

Kaila Falcon's Ambiences and Such!

Play Episode Listen Later Oct 8, 2022 59:21


↫Story↬  (Story written by me! Check me out on Wattpad: https://www.wattpad.com/user/Kaila_Falcon) …………… You really hadn't wanted to have been dragged to the beach after the day of training you'd just endured, but to your chagrin, you find yourself kicking off your sandals, your feet sliding through the soft sand, still warm after the day's sunshine. You trail behind Rooster and Phoenix, the same two who had somehow managed to get you in this very predicament, your sunglassed gaze scanning over the group of your Teammates beginning to gather around Hondo, a whistle around his neck, two colored footballs in his grasp. Inwardly, you grimace, knowing right well what's about to go down - something you're certainly not in the mood for. But when a sudden crackle of a radio being tuned sounds from behind you, an upbeat song filling the air moments later, a grin tugs at your lips, your spirits improving slightly. "Oh, what the hell?" You hear yourself mutter with a chuckle as the game begins... With you ironically, winding up smack-dab in the middle of it all, a grin plastered to your features.  …………… ↫Connect With Me!↬  My Linktree (Containing my socials + Contact info + Idea submission forms + other awesome, free stuff!) https://linktr.ee/Kaila_Falcon  …………… ↫Disclaimer↬ None of these sounds, songs or images used to make this are mine. All credit goes to every single rightful owner.   Copyright Disclaimer Under Section 107 of the Copyright Act 1976, allowance is made for "fair use" for purposes such as criticism, comment, news reporting, teaching, scholarship, and research. Fair use is a use permitted by copyright statute that might otherwise be infringing. Non-profit, educational, or personal use, tips the balance in favor of fair use. No copyright infringement is intended. All rights go to the original owner. This video is solely for entertainment and personal purposes.

The Reluctant Book Marketer
Coffee, Writer's Gloves, and the Collaborative Marketing Mindset with Ben Sobieck

The Reluctant Book Marketer

Play Episode Listen Later Oct 5, 2022 55:04


Ben Sobieck, Wattpad author, magazine editor, and entrepreneur creator of Writer's Block Coffee and The Writer's Glove joins me to discuss the power of using a funnel created from products and writing to build a brand.Support the show and get top-notch products invented by Ben. Remember to use code TRBM at checkout for 10% off.And sign up for my newsletter where I'll soon be making announcements regarding my forthcoming book THE SEVEN-FIGURE MARKETING MINDSET FOR NOVELISTS.

Kaila Falcon's Ambiences and Such!
Late Night Tinkering in the Lab with the Team || VALORANT Ambience [Read Desc!]

Kaila Falcon's Ambiences and Such!

Play Episode Listen Later Oct 2, 2022 60:00


↫Story↬ (A HUGE thanks to Ahsoka-2Sabers for writing the story for this video! Check her out on Wattpad: https://www.wattpad.com/user/Ahsoka-2Sabers) The VALORANT Protocol lab is your favorite room in all of HQ. The lab is where stuff gets done. It is by no means quiet with all the explosions Raze manages to “accidentally” set off, but it's a peaceful place to complete some projects. Late at night was the best time to use the lab. While a handful of people like Viper and Killjoy preferred to science rather than sleep, the lab was normally more empty now than during the day. Tonight was an exception from the norm. The VP seemed restless despite the late hour. Agents popped into the lab for a spell or passed by in the hall, chatting with a fellow teammate. Perhaps the conflict with Omega Earth is what has everyone on edge. Killjoy and Neon were currently working on a portal that could transport them to the other earth. Brimstone believes it's time to take offensive rather than always be on defense. You couldn't agree more, but the idea of teleporting to another earth still made you nauseous. While KJ and Neon worked tirelessly on their project, Raze was tinkering in the corner–hopefully nothing explosive–and Viper was testing with–fingers crossed–non-toxic chemistry. To account for the unusual busyness, you power on your portable speaker and calming lo-fi fills the room. You watch the nerves and tension ease. Killjoy and Neon's disagreements settle, Viper's head nods occasionally to the beat, and even Raze lowers her headphones briefly to listen. Smiling to yourself, you return your focus to your laptop and notebook. Comforted by the sounds of the lab mixing with the music, your own anxieties relax and you continue through your long night. …………… ↫Info↬ I own no rights to any sounds used in this video! I simply just compiled them into this soundscape! The image is also not mine! This audio is great to play in the background to help sleep, study, or simply relax! …………… ↫Connect With Me!↬ My Linktree (Containing my socials + Contact info + Idea submission forms + other awesome, free stuff!) https://linktr.ee/Kaila_Falcon …………… ↫Disclaimer↬ VALORANT voice-lines and image belongs to Riot Games entirely. I, in no way, shape or form claim it as my own. This project was created under Riot Games' "Legal Jibber Jabber" policy using assets owned by Riot Games. Riot Games does not endorse or sponsor this project. (https://www.riotgames.com/en/legal)

Kaila Falcon's Ambiences and Such!
Spending a Calm Night by the Lake with Jack Harper || Oblivion (2013) Ambience [Read Desc!]

Kaila Falcon's Ambiences and Such!

Play Episode Listen Later Oct 1, 2022 64:19


*Yes! This is up earlier than it will be on my YouTube! So, enjoy?* ... ↫Story↬ (Story written by me! Check me out on Wattpad: https://www.wattpad.com/user/Kaila_Falcon) You had never, in all your years, had ever thought that you'd be witnessing everything that you had over the past few hours. You'd seen places that had once been sprawling cities, beautiful masterpieces of humanity, reduced to nothing but rubble and twisted wreckage... A similar sight to see when you'd been lead back to the crash site of your ship - the Odyssey. Your Crew was all gone, their sleep pods all obliterated to literal ash. But somehow, you'd survived. It had been a complete shock when you'd finally came to after all that time, your head full of foggy recollections of an almost... hauntingly familiar figure clad in white, soot staining his handsomely concerned features. But when you'd finally allowed immensely heavy eyelids to flicker open, shoving aside the throbbing in your head, the aching in your muscles, a new set of surroundings flooded your vision. The same surroundings which now feel like home, the man you thought you'd lost, laying at your side. You'd been urging him for an explanation of what had happened to the planet once flourishing with life, but he had yet to give it, likely trying to determine the best way to say it. Though, you're beginning to put the pieces together. Though the man laying at your side looks and acts identical to your Jack, you can tell that he isn't. He'd almost approached you with a hesitant apprehension when you'd awoke after he'd dragged you from the Odyssey's wreckage... You'd been in Delta Sleep for about 60 years, he'd told you that much. But as the lake of the seemingly last greenspace on Earth laps against the shore, the crickets chirping, the birds cooing... his voice finally sounds from your side, his figure rolling onto its side to face you. "While you were in Delta Sleep," He begins, a hand wandering almost curiously up your arm, his touch gently mesmerizing. "Earth was attacked. Call 'em Scavs." A million questions begin to bubble in your thoughts, though you shush them away, re-focusing on his next words. "They, uh, destroyed our Moon and with that, half the Planet, when they invaded... We won the war, but Earth... was ruined." At this, a light chuckle escapes you, a soft smile tugging at your lips. "But yet you managed to find this place?" You practically whisper, gesturing to the roughly built house surrounding you, though you can tell it was built with care. Jack Harper just grins, clambering out of bed and wandering away towards the makeshift kitchen, his shadowy silhouette coming to a halt beside the record player he'd somehow managed to scrounge up amongst Earth's wreckage. And as he drops the needle, a familiar tune begins to filter through the speakers, one that almost instantly brings tears to your eyes. "You always loved this song," You muse softly, bittersweet memories pricking your thoughts. The bed dips slightly at his added weight as he climbs back in, shifting closer to you this time. "I'm not him. I know I'm not," He hums, his gaze raising to yours carrying almost a sadness to it. "But I've loved you for as long as I can remember... I don't know how else to say it." A pang of sorrow ripples through you at his words as he reaches for you, arms securing your form to his as if he's scared you might disappear on him at any given moment. "Those memories are what make you who you are, Jack. They're yours - they're ours. And that's what has made our love last, no matter how much time has passed." With those words falling from your lips, you almost feel him relax around you, a relief filling his figure. And as the night stretches on, the music keeping you both company on a calm night such as this, you can't help but feel at ease. You're finally home.

All The Filthy Details Podcast
PATREON TAKEOVER - Episode 25

All The Filthy Details Podcast

Play Episode Listen Later Sep 30, 2022 87:14


Join us here for more exclusive quality content www.patreon.com/Literallylovesick Includes 'Shhh... Extra Filth' Podcast, several erotic audiobooks and more. Patreons of Literally Lovesick Takeover today's show (in part) They Pay - They Play - Takeover - Episode 25 This episode is our opportunity to give back to the Patreons who have supported us and kept us going. We offered our Patreons a chance to be involved with the production of the show by providing us with content, scripts, advertisements etc. Most of our Patreons didn't contribute to this episode content wise but this podcast is dedicated to them and all future and past Patreons. We start the show with a sample from ‘The One-Bar Prison' by the Excellent James Hardcourt. This is James' first audiobook project, collaborating with the fabulous Asher Eden as narrator. She's been a fan of his books and blog for a long time and reached out to him to suggest they work together. Here's an exclusive sneak peek at the first chapter. The full audiobook will be out soon on all major platforms. You can get the full ebook for free by signing up to his mailing list at https://geni.us/espsignup Or find this and all his other books on Amazon: https://geni.us/jameshardcourt Then New Erotica Writer Pornika Assam does a Q&A Pornika Assam has been a gem that the team happened to stumbled across initially on Wattpad. Since discovering who we were and what we do, she's been obsessively listening to our podcasts. Here she jumped at the chance to be a part of an episode and we were all too happy to have her here. Born in India, this smart educated woman is a well-travelled citizen of the world with a big heart and a sexy mind. We look forward to seeing her grow and flourish. https://twitter.com/PornikaAssam Meet Dilana Rose We interview our latest star recommendation-winning author, touching on her love for the Hot Wife genre to her reading habits. Expect another more raunchy interview on our private patreon-only show, Shhh… Extra Filth. Discover more Dilana Rose titles here… https://www.amazon.co.uk/Dilana-Rose/e/B09PLQD2P6 https://twitter.com/dilana_rose Why not treat yourself to Reclaiming His Rights by @nixerotica, Read something hot today! ... Available on Amazon And Smashwords bit.ly/NixSmashwords bit.ly/NixAmazon On Filth - The Erotic Book Review - We review the following titles Modeling for Mrs. Morningwood: A First Time Feminization Story Part 1 by Lilly Lustwood https://books2read.com/u/boypv9 The Hotel - Gold Card Service by Anne Appleton https://books2read.com/u/47gVrL MY SOCCER MOM MILF by Alec Lake https://books2read.com/u/4jq52Z Join our online mailing list here! www.getrevue.co/profile/Allthefilthydetails *Rumours Anthology Project* Ahead of the draft instructions for submitting your 2000-word limited chapter we've provided you with an audiobook jump-off chapter which can be heard on the podcast. Kiki Goldberg confronts Bartley after the European ‘Slutpop' wave threatens to take over America. Hints of Bartley's troubled sexual past enter the discussion as they plot their move to capitalise on the latest music trend. We close with Chapter 9 of The Infidelity Diaries.

Anything Prose
What in the wattpad was that

Anything Prose

Play Episode Listen Later Sep 26, 2022 25:54


Happy Monday!! its book club week! This month the gals read "Love in the time of serial killers" and we.....were not that impressed. YIKES ------------------------------------- Check out the link to our Bookshop https://bookshop.org/shop/anythingprosepod where you'll find all the books we discussed in this episode! Find us on Instagram @anythingprosepod to keep up with the latest info and new episode releases! Music by @epidemicsounds; Logo Art by @samanthadanielle_26

The Slumber Party Pod
Ep. 28: the wattpad origin story (Read It and Weep)

The Slumber Party Pod

Play Episode Listen Later Sep 22, 2022 58:17


Read It and Weep (2006) walked so Anna Todd's magnum opus After could run. This week we were joined by an extra special guest and our friend from college, Hannah Labovitz! We talked all things Read It and Weep, including the Panabaker sisters and some of our favorite Virgo actresses (happy Libra season, btw). Digressions include zoology, the origins of New Hampshire, and fanfiction-related conspiracy theories. Also, the three of us miss and love each other and haven't all been together in WAY more than a year, so we just had fun catching up. It's like a real life Slumber Party. --- This episode is sponsored by · Anchor: The easiest way to make a podcast. https://anchor.fm/app --- Send in a voice message: https://anchor.fm/slumberpartypod/message

The Come Up
Camila Victoriano — Founder of Sonoro on Building LA Times Studios, Latinx Podcast Innovation, and Following the Story VS the Medium

The Come Up

Play Episode Listen Later Sep 15, 2022 67:01


This interview features Camila Victoriano, Co-Founder and Head of Partnerships at Sonoro.  We discuss how fan fiction taught her to see nerds as heroes, being in the room when Dirty John was pitched to become a podcast, her crash course to figure out the business of podcasting, becoming a first time founder during COVID, why the Mexico audio market is like the US four years ago, Sonoro's growth to a global entertainment company, and why there are no limits to Latino stories.Subscribe to our newsletter. We explore the intersection of media, technology, and commerce: sign-up linkLearn more about our market research and executive advisory: RockWater websiteFollow us on LinkedIn: RockWater LinkedInEmail us: tcupod@wearerockwater.comInterview TranscriptThe interview was lightly edited for clarity.Chris Erwin:Hi, I'm Chris Erwin. Welcome to The Come Up, a podcast that interviews entrepreneurs and leaders.Camila Victoriano:So in 2017, we had a meeting with the editor in chief at the time, and he was like, let me sit you guys down and read you this out loud. And it was what would become Dirty John. That's when we realized there's something here that I think could be our first big swing in audio and in podcasting. And we got to talking and at that point we were like, I think we can do something here. And I think there's a story here to be told in audio. When it launched, it took us all by surprise with how well it did. Obviously we knew it was a good story, but I think you never know when something's going to be that much of a hit. Today, it probably has over 80 million downloads.Chris Erwin:This week's episode features Camila Victoriano, co-founder and head of partnerships at Sonoro. So Camila grew up in Miami as a self-described nerd with a passion for books and fan fiction. She then went to Harvard to study English, literature and history, which led to her early career, starting at the LA Times. While there, she became a founding member of their studios division and a “audio champion”. Then in 2020, she went on to co-found Sonoro, a global entertainment company focused on creating premium, culturally relevant content that starts in audio and comes alive in TV, film and beyond.Sonoro collaborates with leading and emerging Latinx storytellers from over a dozen countries to develop original franchises in English, Spanish, and Spanglish. Some highlights of our chat include how fan fiction taught her to see nerds as heroes being in the room when Dirty John was pitched to become a podcast, her crash course to figure out the business of podcasting, becoming a first time founder during COVID, why the Mexico audio market is like the US four years ago and why there are no limits to Latino stories. All right, let's get to it. Camila, thanks for being on the podcast.Camila Victoriano:Yeah. Thank you for having me. Excited to be here.Chris Erwin:For sure. So let's rewind a bit and I think it'd be helpful to hear about where you grew up in Miami and what your household was like. Tell us about that.Camila Victoriano:Yeah. So I grew up in Miami, Florida, very proud and loud Latino community, which I was very lucky to be a part of, in the Coral Gables Pinecrest area for those that know Miami and my household was great. My dad, he worked in shipping with South America. My mom was a stay at home mom. And so really as most kids of immigrants, I had obviously parents I loved and looked up to, but it was very different than folks that maybe have parents that grew up in America and knew the ins and outs of the job market and schools and things like that. But really great household, really always pushing me to be ambitious and to reach for the stars. So I was, yeah, just lucky to have parents always that were super supportive. Questioned a little bit, the English major, that path that I chose to go on, but we're generally really happy and really supportive with everything that I pursued.Chris Erwin:Yeah. And where did your parents immigrate from?Camila Victoriano:My mom is Peruvian and my dad was Chilean.Chris Erwin:I have been to both countries to surf. I was in Lobitos in I think Northern Peru and I was also in Pichilemu in Chile and yeah, just absolutely beautiful countries. Great food, great culture. So do you visit those countries often?Camila Victoriano:I visited Chile once, much to the chagrin of my father, but Peru, I visited so many times and yeah, they both have incredible food, incredible wine. So you can't really go wrong. I did Machu Picchu and Cusco, and that sort of trip with my mom once I graduated college, which is really great just to go back and be a tourist in our country, but they're both beautiful and yeah, I love going back.Chris Erwin:Oh, that's awesome. All right. So growing up in your household, what were some of your early passions and interests? I know yesterday we talked about that you had an early interest in storytelling, but in some more traditional forms dating back to the ‘90s, but yeah. Tell us about that. What were you into?Camila Victoriano:I was always a huge reader. It's funny because my parents read, but not super frequently. My grandparents were big readers, but I always, always gravitated towards books. I remember, like many people of my generation when I was six, I read the first Harry Potter book and that was just mind blowing for me and I think...Chris Erwin:At six years old? Because I think I learned to read at like five.Camila Victoriano:Yeah. I had help with my mom a little bit but I remember we read it together and we would just mark with a crayon every time where we ended on the page. But I remember that book was like, I think when I first really understood how detailed and how enveloping worlds could be. And I think starting from that point, I just went full on into fantasy, YA, all sorts of books. I was just reading obsessively. It also helped that I was a classic nerd in middle school and high school and all throughout childhood, really. So I think for me, books, literature stories were just a way to see the world, see people like me, a lot of times in fantasy books or in sci-fi books in particular, you have the nerds as heroes.And so I think for me, that was a big part of why I gravitated to those genres in particular. But yeah, I just read all the time and then I did light gaming. So I played the Sims, again, similar idea though. You're world building. You're living vicariously through these avatars, but that was really how I spent most of my time, I obviously played outside a little bit too, but I was a big indoor reader always.Chris Erwin:Got it. This is interesting because the last interview I just did was with Adam Reimer, the CEO of Optic Gaming, and we talked a lot, he was born in the late ‘70s. So he was like a 1980s self described internet nerd as he says, before being a nerd was cool. So he was going to web meetups at bowling alleys when he was just a young teenager. Over through line with you because he was in Fort Lauderdale and you grew up in Miami. So two Florida nerds.Camila Victoriano:Yeah. Nerds unite. I love it.Chris Erwin:Nerds unite. You also mentioned that you also got into fan fiction. Were you writing fan fiction? Were you consuming it? Was it a mix of both?Camila Victoriano:A mix of both. So that's really in middle school in particular, how I really bonded with my small group of friends. I remember my best friend and I, we connected, we were on the bus reading a Harry Potter fanfiction on at that point it was fanfiction.net. And that is also again, similarly because in person with people, it was just like, we weren't really connecting that much. And so that community online was huge for me and my friend. We read all the time, people had comments, you had editors that you worked with and we wrote them ourselves too. And I think, looking back in the retrospective for me, that's where I think I first started to realize the potential of world building really in storytelling and in media and entertainment. It's like, it didn't stop with the canon text. You could really expand beyond that.We loved telling stories about Harry Potter's parents and how they would go to Hogwarts, like super in the weeds, deep fandom. I don't know. I think for me that was just a real eye opener too, of like, oh, there's a whole online community. And I don't think at that point I was really thinking business. But I think for me, that's where I started to redirect my focus much more seriously too of, oh, this isn't just like, oh, I like books for fun. There's people all around the world that are incredibly passionate and spending hours upon hours of time, oftentimes after hours of school to just write and to really immerse themselves in these universes. And I remember writing them and reading them, just realizing how badly I wanted to be a part of creating things that caused the same feeling. And so for me, that was huge in that respect too.Chris Erwin:Well, thinking about fanfiction, literally there are now companies and platforms that are worth hundreds of millions of dollars that foster fanfiction, the communities around them. I think of Wattpad where you have film studios and TV studios, and a lot of the streamers that are now optioning IP from these fanfiction communities to make into long form premium content. Pretty incredible to see. So you go to high school and then you end up going to Harvard. I think you end up becoming an English major at Harvard. Was that always the intent from when you were in high school, it's like, yes, I'm going to go and get an English degree? What were you thinking? How did you want to spend your time in college? And then how did that evolve after you went?Camila Victoriano:I was typical good student in high school, right, but I think the older I got, the more I realized, oh no, my passion really lies in my English classes, my history classes. Obviously, I think math, once I got to calculus, I was like, all right, this might not be for me. And then science never really gravitated towards, so for me, it was always very clear that even though I tended to be a generalist in many things, my passion and my heart really was in writing and reading and stories and in history too, in the real world and how they intersected and how they affected each other. And so I remember when I was applying to schools again, my parents were like, are you sure you want to do English?Because for them, it was in Latin America, many of the schools don't have that many practical degrees like that. You pick something a bit more technical. So I remember I would tell them, oh yeah, don't worry. I'm going to do English, but I'm going to minor in economics, which never happened. Once I got there, I was like, absolutely not, but that's what I would tell them because I was like, oh no, I'm going to be an English major, but I'm going to have some business acumen to go with it. And I think at that point when I was going into college and applying to schools, what I wanted to do was go into book publishing. And I really wanted to, I remember I had seen that Sandra Bullock movie, the proposal where she's an editor and I was like, that's what I want to do. And so at that point I was talking to, we have this really awesome local bookstore in Miami called Books and Books.And I went and met with the owner, Mitchell Kaplan had a conversation with him. And I remember I told him I wanted to get into books. I wanted to get into publishing. And he's like, look, you're young, you're getting into college. I run a bookstore, but I would tell you, don't worry so much about the medium, just follow the content where the content's going. And that was a huge eye opener. Even though it seems now obvious to, sitting here saying that, I think for me at that age where I was, so it's easy to get one track mind of like, this is what I want to do, and there's nothing else, to get that advice from someone who was running a place that I loved and went to so frequently growing up.And I think that for me, gave me a bit more flexibility going into college, just saying, okay, let's see where I gravitate towards. I know I want to do something creative. I know I want to still study English, but maybe he's right and I don't have to just stick to publishing. So when I got into Harvard I still, again, focused my classes, really liberal arts, right, like film classes, history classes. But I was a bit more, when I got there, unclear of what that would actually lead to in an exciting way, I think. But that was probably a really great piece of advice that affected how I thought about what would come next after Harvard.Chris Erwin:Yeah. So following that thread, I really love that advice of, don't worry about the medium, just follow the content. Clearly I think that really influenced a later decision that you made about doubling down on audio. But before we get there, in terms of following the content, at Harvard, it seems like you dabbled in a few different things where you did an internship with the LA Times, which is maybe news and journalistic reporting. You're also a staff writer for the Harvard political review. So what did following the content look like for you when you were at school?Camila Victoriano:So Harvard can be a really overwhelming place. My mom had gone to college, my dad hadn't finished. So it was a semi first gen college experience where I was like, whoa, once I got there. It was incredibly, the first semester and a half were really, really overwhelming. And I had to get my bearings a little bit, but I think once I got there I tried to dabble in a lot of things. And I think there was literary magazine, there was the Crimson, which is a classic. And then there was a few other organizations like the Harvard Political Review at the Institute of politics. And so I sat in a few things and it's crazy. For people that don't know, once you get there, you still have to apply to these things.You haven't gotten there and then you're done and you're good to go and everything's set up. There's a pretty rigorous application process for most of these clubs, which makes it overwhelming. And so for me, what I ended up finding a home in, in terms of just the community and the way they welcomed you in when you came into the club was the Harvard Political Review. And as one does in college, you get a bit more political, you get a bit more aware of what's going on around you, world politics. And so I think I was in that head space already and wanted to flex a little bit of my writing skills outside of class. And so there I was able to really pitch anything. So I would pitch, I remember like culture pieces about the politics of hipsters, of all things, and then would later do a piece on rhinos that are going extinct.So it was really varied and it allowed me to be free with the things I wanted to write about and explore outside of class and in a super non-judgmental space that was like, yeah, pursue it. And we had all these professors that we had access to, to interview and to talk about these things. So it was just a great place to flex the muscles. But I think mainly my focus in college was building relationships with my friends, if I'm totally honest. I think as someone that's super ambitious and super driven, I was very particular and followed step by step exactly what I needed to do in high school to get into the school I wanted to get to. And then once I was there, I was like, let me enjoy this for a second. Let me meet people and have fun and intermurals and just...Chris Erwin:Wander a bit.Camila Victoriano:Wander a bit, 100%. And I think especially freshman year and sophomore year was very much like let me just wander, take random classes. I took a computer science class, which was a horrible mistake, but just giving myself the opportunity to make mistakes. And I think then by junior, senior year is when I realized, okay, no, I still like this path that I'm going on. I like the storytelling. I like literature. I like writing. Maybe I'm leaning a bit more political. Again, that's why I applied junior year for the LA Times internship because was that through line of, I still want to be in storytelling. I still want to be in media, but now in this college experience and getting into young adulthood, I'm becoming much more aware of the political and socioeconomical world around me. Let me go into media, that's maybe pushing that forward a little bit and a bit more public service.Chris Erwin:Clearly it was a positive experience because I believe that after graduation, you decided to commit to the LA Times full time.Camila Victoriano:Yes.Chris Erwin:And just to go back on a couple of points you noted just about wandering. I think, when I review resumes for people that are applying to my firm, RockWater, my first internship was right before my senior year of college. The summer before senior year. I now look at resumes where people start doing internships literally in high school, and they have six years of working experience before they graduate. It's super impressive. My little brother took a gap year before Harvard and I think that wandering around and figuring out what he likes, what he doesn't like is really valuable. And I always tell people, like my own professional career, I did some things early on that I didn't love, but I learned a lot and it helped shape to where I want to point myself later on. So I think that's really good advice for the listeners here.Camila Victoriano:Absolutely.Chris Erwin:I'm curious, so was there any kind of gap period, or did you just get to work at the LA Times right after you graduated?Camila Victoriano:I went straight into it. I took the summer after college to travel a bit. That's when I went to Cusco with my mom, I went to Columbia. So I went a little bit around Latin America, but other than that, that fall went straight into it. But I think to your point, and again, taking a step back a little bit like freshman summer, I went to study abroad in Paris for the summer. So just again, I had traveled outside the country maybe once or twice, but not a lot. And so for me, that was a really, I was like, let me utilize some of these resources that I have. And so it was, again, that wandering and then the sophomore summer I worked at a literary magazine. So again, going more deep into literature. So I did dabble in a couple things here and there before fully committing, but after graduating pretty much went straight into work.Chris Erwin:And so you get there and are you, again, working in the publisher's office?Camila Victoriano:Working more broadly, for the “business side” of the company, right. So I'm working on business development really broadly. What that started as was how do you diversify revenue streams? How do you develop new projects from the journalism? Basically, what are new ways to make money in a digital space? We pursued projects at this time, and I actually got to see through to fruition because I was there full time, an event series within what was called the festival of books. We developed a new zone focused on digital storytelling. So we brought on VR companies, audio storytelling companies, just thinking about how to expand what the company was putting forward as storytelling, which was cool to me.And also an interesting dynamic for me as someone that loved books to be like, let me throw VR into the mix and into the book festival, but it was really fulfilling, and after pursuing a few different things, developing a couple of platform pitches internally, what really stuck with our team and with me was in 2017, a year into that job, audio as a real business opportunity for the newsroom and for the media company. So in 2017, we had a meeting with the editor in chief at the time and he brought us this story and he was like, let me sit you guys down and read this aloud to you. It was very cinematic, but it was what would become Dirty John.Chris Erwin:The editor in chief read this story out loud to your team?Camila Victoriano:Yes. So just literally, it was a team of me and my boss and that was it. And he was like, let me sit you guys down and read you this out loud. And it was what then Christopher Goffard had the journalist had written as what was going to just be maybe a series online for the paper. And I think that's when we realized like, oh wait, there's something here that I think could be our first big swing in audio and in podcasting. And we got to talking and at that point, Wondery had just gotten started to another podcast company that obviously now sold to Amazon music. And so we met with [Hernan 00:17:57] and the early team there and we were like, I think we can do something here. And I think there's a story here to be told in audio.And so again, a year out of college, I'm there helping put together the production team that would create this massive story or what would become a massive story, we didn't know at the time. And what I was able to do was basically help primarily the launch strategy and help the marketing teams and the sales teams put together what's this actually going to look like when we got this out, there was the first time we had done anything like that. And so it was a pretty wild experience. And then of course when it launched, it took us all by surprise with how well it did. Obviously we knew it was a good story, but I think you never know when something's going to be that much of a hit. And I think today it probably has over 80 million downloads and it's been adapted both scripted and unscripted on Bravo and oxygen and had a season two ordered on Bravo.So it was a crazy experience. And I think for me, it was just like the ding ding ding of, oh, hey, remember what Mitchell told you in high school? Which was, follow the content, not necessarily the medium. And for me I had never really explored audio at that time. My parents were not people that listened to public radio in the car. That was not something I grew up with or that environment. So that was really my first entry point into audio and into podcasting. And as I started to dig into it more, I remember I was such a late listener to Serial and to S town. And I was like, oh my God, this is unreal and something that I've never heard of. I've never heard anything like this before. I probably never read anything like this before. And so I remember I asked my boss at the time, I was like, can I do this full time? I was like, can I just work on building out this audio division and this team? And I think at that point, luckily because Dirty John had been such a huge success, everyone was like, yeah, this is worth doing in a more serious way.Chris Erwin:Before we expand on that, this is a pretty incredible story. So you are in the room as your editor in chief is reading you the Dirty John story. So just remind me, with Dirty John, it was initially just a story. It wasn't like, oh, hey, we created this because we want to make this into an audio series or anything else. It was just, hey, Camila, you're looking at different ways to diversify revenue for the company, looking at different mediums for our content. Here seems to be a pretty incredible story. And was your editor in chief recommending that you make it into a podcast or is that something that came up in the room in real time?Camila Victoriano:No, I think he had already been thinking of it and that's to his credit. Right. And he was like, I think this might be it. And how do we get this done? And then I think Chris Goffard in particular is a great journalist. And he writes these amazing, more feature length pieces. And so his style of storytelling really lended itself to that as opposed to a breaking news reporter. And so he had already thought when he got the piece, this might be a good podcast or it might be our good first podcast. And I think he brought us in because we were the R&D crew of two that existed in the organization to really help make it happen. And so again, once we connected with the Wondery team and put the LA Times team together, it was a match made in heaven, I think. And it worked really, really well.Chris Erwin:It seems like you went right to Hernan and the Wondery team, were you like, hey, we should talk to some of the other audio and radio companies that are out there, or did you just go straight to Wondery?Camila Victoriano:We just went straight to them. And to be honest, I think that was something else our editors suggested. And I think to be honest, it did end up working really well because I think, we were coming from a very journalistic perspective and that's where I started to learn a bit more of the different ways to tell stories in audio, right. Start very character driven, really narrative as if you're making a movie. And so I think that it was a great match honestly, and I don't think we may have maybe looked at other things here and there, but it felt like a good fit right off the bat.Chris Erwin:You said you were working on the marketing strategy and the launch, right, of the series. Do you think there was any special things that you guys did? Obviously it's incredible story and it really resonated with audiences at scale, but were there any initial marketing tactics or buzz that really helped tip that into the mainstream?Camila Victoriano:I think what we decided to do, which was perhaps different than how some podcasts had been marketed before, because till then it had really been public radio driven, was I forget who said this, but it was basically like let's market this as if it was a movie or what would we do if we were launching a film? And so we really went all out in splashing our newspaper with these beautiful full page spreads. We were the LA paper, and so we had all this FYC, for your consideration advertising that would, you'd see those spreads for movies all the time. And so we were like, why don't we just make one of our own? And so it was a full team effort with the designers, the marketing team, me and my boss at the time and just putting together this plan where we really went all out.And I think that definitely caught the attention of our subscribers, which obviously were the first touch point to this story. And we did similar things online where we had, what's called a homepage takeover where basically everywhere you look online, you're seeing advertisements for Dirty John for this story. And so we had newsletters and I think a lot of that 360 approach to promoting it online, in print, although that's not as common, but on social newsletters and really just hitting all the touch points is something that definitely I have taken with me in my career. And I think is also just becoming much more common across podcasting as we launch and others launch more narrative nonfiction, fiction series, that sort of thing where they're becoming really entertainment franchises beyond just a really great maybe non-fiction or reported story. But I think absolutely the way we thought about marketing it helped to change the way that our subscribers and then the listeners that came in through more word of mouth, saw the show and understood it for, oh no, this is entertainment. It's journalism driven, but it's entertainment.Chris Erwin:It's a really good note because an increasing challenge for any content creators or content market is how do you stand out through the noise? There is more content across more mediums today than ever before. And so how do you really cut through the noise, drive mass awareness, but also be focused and really go after a niche community as well? It's not an easy formula. Sorry. I wanted to go a little bit back in time, but that was really helpful context. But then to the point where you said, okay, you're talking to your boss, your leadership. And you're like, I think there's something really big here in audio. I want to focus my efforts here full time. I also think this is interesting Camila, because when we were talking yesterday, you said that you took an atypical path in some ways where you followed the content, you followed your passions.It wasn't like, I'm going to go to school. And then I'm also going to get a dual computer science degree or economics or some quantitative math. And then I'm going to go do two years at McKinsey or an investment bank. And I think you following your heart it then puts you into these serendipitous moments, like being in the room when your editor in chief comes with Dirty John, and then you're like, hey, I've been working on these passion projects. I think there's something to do here in audio, let's go forth together. And then you just happen to be in the room at these incredible moments and then you're raising your hand for where your heart is telling you to go. And it's obviously put you on an incredible path, which we're going to talk more about. That's something that I'm just taking away here from hearing your story.Camila Victoriano:Thanks. That's a great way to put it. It's following my gut a little bit, and I think it just goes back to again, how I was raised and I think my parents were always, there's this funny saying in Spanish, [foreign language 00:25:29], which is like, if you don't cry, you don't get fed, basically. And so I took that to heart and like, yeah, I have a passion. And I think that part of me, the inclination is like, oh, if I work really hard, it'll get noticed. But sometimes it is like, no, you have to really actively say it out loud. And I think sometimes for people that are younger, like I was the youngest by like 10 years in a lot of the spaces I've been in, it's hard sometimes to do that and to raise your hand and say, I want this. But I think when I really felt that I did it and I think it's something I've just been working on in general.Chris Erwin:So you raise your hand and you say that you want to focus on what you perceive as a big audio opportunity for the LA Times. What does that look like for next steps?Camila Victoriano:Really, what that meant was I was the only person working full time on the business side, on this project, which was daunting, but also great because I got to have different touchpoints with all the teams. And so for me, it really became, how do I build essentially a mini startup within this legacy organization and how do we make something that moves quickly and can be nimble and can be experimental in an organization that, as I said earlier is nearly 140 years old at this point? So it was really exciting and really daunting. And so what I did first and foremost was figure out a good cadence to meet with my colleagues in the newsroom. And what it allowed me to do was really focus on offering them insight into the content that was really working well in the space that perhaps is maybe a bit more data driven, I would say.I was really looking at what was working well and also working with our data and product teams to see what were the types of stories that listeners or in our case, readers were gravitating towards and offering that insight to the journalist and to the editors and really working hand in hand with them to figure out based on that, what were they excited about turning into audio or what were they excited about putting resources behind? And so I was focusing a lot on content strategy in the very beginning of how do we follow up this phenomenon, which was also, I think for everyone, you have this huge hit, you want the sequel to be just as good.Chris Erwin:And to be clear. So the data that you're looking at is both in terms of the content that the LA Times is putting out. Like your articles, I'm not sure if you were also doing video as well, looking at who's consuming that, how often are they consuming it, is that type of content performing well relative to other content? In addition, looking at metrics for just podcasting overall, what genres are performing well, what do the formats look like? Is it short form or long form audio? So you are taking that for your own understanding and then educating a lot of the writers and the journalists in the newsroom. Because then when you put that information together, better ideas can start to germinate within your business. Is that right?Camila Victoriano:Absolutely. Yeah. And then what they would be able to offer me was insight sometimes into maybe investigations they were conducting, or they would be able to tell me, yeah, that is a great story, but maybe the sources aren't going to speak on audio. So it was a really wonderful collaboration between the business side and the newsroom in a way that was really organic and really respected the work that they were doing, but also offered them a bit of insight into, hey, we're exploring this new thing together. Here's how we might do it in the best way. And so I was doing a lot of that in a lot of that more high level content strategy, basically to guide the editors into figuring out what might come next. And then also just doing everything else, basically that the journalists weren't doing, right, or that they couldn't do because they were busy reporting amazing stories, which was building on an actual business model for what this might look like, which was difficult, because it was very early days and our sales team had never sold a podcast before.They had sold digital, had sold print, had sold events. And also marketing is like, how do we replicate what we did with Dirty John in a way that was sustainable and in a way that, how do we replicate that by tracking what actually worked well from that experience? Right? Because we could always splash all of our pages and flash all of our online presence with images and with links to the show, but figuring out how to basically make a report of what actually worked to drive listeners. And so it was a lot of in the very beginning, trying to digest and figure out what are the things that we could replicate and what is the “formula” that worked in Dirty John and others. Some of the stuff is hard to quantify and you can't measure, but trying to measure as much as I could to be able to build out a plan for, okay, we think we can make this many more shows and they have to hit these particular metrics. And I was doing a little bit of everything. Literally, like I said, my sales team or the sales team at the LA Times, they had never sold podcasts before. So I was literally calling podcast agencies and selling ads.Chris Erwin:You were selling ads yourself?Camila Victoriano:Yeah, I was. I remember I called ad results. We were doing a show about Bill Cosby, which is not an easy subject to pitch to sales, but I was getting on the phone, calling people and selling ads into the show. So it was really scrappy.Chris Erwin:Yeah. So essentially a one person team where you're creating the vision and the business plan and then also executing against it as well. That's a lot. Did you have a mandate from your leadership, which is like, hey Camila, we believe in your vision here, but we want within one year we expect like X amount of revenue or within three months. Come with a clear business plan and how much capital you need to grow it and then we're going to green light it. What were the expectations from your boss?Camila Victoriano:Yeah. It wasn't anything that specific to be honest, I think mainly the main mandate very broadly was like, Hey, this needs to make money after a certain point. Right. And it can't go on for so long of just, because a lot of people while making podcasts is cheaper than making a pilot, it's also very resource intensive. So while maybe it's not a lot of cash out the door, it's a lot of time from a lot of people to make something that is high touch investigative, like a year of reporting sometimes. And so I was asking a lot of the newsroom and the journalists. And so I had to work with our finance team at the time to build out a model that basically showed at least break even for year one and then started to make some profit after that or some revenue.And so it wasn't as super strict thing, but I think obviously they wanted it to be revenue generating and relied on me and my counterparts on finance department to put that model together. And again, I was an English major. I had never made a spreadsheet. I had never made a model V lookup, it was very new to me. All of that was the first time I was doing any of that. So for me, those next three years or so were an incredible crash course into all of the practical skills that perhaps I hadn't learned in the English major was those were all learned in that time period of building a business model, putting together business plans, content strategy, and then executing marketing plans and sales plans at the same time.Chris Erwin:So I have to ask, clearly your love and your passion is for storytelling, right? So now you're figuring out the business plan for how can you actually create a new sustainable business that's going to tell stories in a different way on new mediums. Did you enjoy doing some of that business work or was it more of like, eh, I don't mind doing it because it allows me to execute towards this primary goal or were you starting to see like, oh, I actually like using both sides of my brain, operating on both sides of the house. What did that feel like for you?Camila Victoriano:I think it was definitely the latter. I think I never expected to “business” as I had always thought of it. Right. I think there were certain things that I could really do without, I did not love sales calling and pitching. I was like, I could do without ever doing this again. But I think for me, what I realized during that time period and working with the folks on the finance team, our COO, our sales, I was like, these guys are all really creative and actually figuring out how this is going to work and how this is going to be sustainable is actually weirdly fun and interesting and challenges my brain. And it's funny to put it that way, but again, as an English major, as someone that didn't grow up with parents or in a community where people were doing really traditional jobs or working as high powered business executives, I had never been in that space.And so I think for me, the brainstorming of what are we going to do, what types of shows are we going to make? How is it going to make money? How are we going to make stuff that's meaningful and powerful and makes a difference, but also not go broke? That was actually really fun for me and really creative in a weird way. Business can be creative. And at the same time, I got a lot of joy from just sitting in newsroom meetings and hearing their stories that they wanted to tell and working with, call them creatives, but the journalists really.And I think that's when I realized, oh, I can be in this space. I can be in this creative space as a facilitator of all these people that maybe have the boots on the ground, making the stories. And I actually really enjoy the operational part weirdly. And I think my brain does like being in both sides where I can brainstorm stories and I can be a part of green light meetings and I can have my opinion based on obviously personal taste, but also what I understand about the market and at the same time, really enjoy putting spreadsheets together, which sounds so lame, but it was fun.Chris Erwin:Hey listeners, this is Chris Erwin, your host of The Come Up. I have a quick ask for you. If you dig what we're putting down, if you like the show, if you like our guest, it would really mean a lot if you can give us a rating wherever you listen to our show. It helps other people discover our work. And it also really supports what we do here. All right, that's it, everybody. Let's get back to the interview.I think you're hitting on a couple notes, which are important. So just one, I think I can just sense from our listeners, some tears of joy, we are calling finance professionals and the FP&A teams at these media businesses that they have creative aspects to their work. I think they really appreciate that, but I think it is true. And I think, look, I've seen this because I started after my banking career, I was very early in the YouTube MCN, digital video days. And there's all these incredible visions of how to build these new modern media businesses, but the actual business fundamentals of how do we make money? How do we have sustainable profit where we can keep doing this year over year? I feel like a lot of those big questions were not addressed. Now that's fundamentally changed 10 years later, but I think people with your mindset is there's a chance to bring great content to these new audiences that want to consume content in different ways.But we got to find a way where there's business sense here, right, where there's going to be money pouring in from partnerships and from brands or from investors or from the fans themselves. And that allows you to keep building, to keep iterating, to create something beautiful and great and different. So clearly you have a really sharp mind for this. This is a good transition to talk about how you ended up going over to Sonoro and meeting Josh and being a co-founder of that business. To tie a bow in your LA Times experience, where did you essentially eventually take the business before you decided to do something else?Camila Victoriano:By 2019 or so, we had launched about eight or nine different shows. They were true crime limited series, but also what was important to us was to have some more recurring community driven projects. We did a really wonderful show called Asian Enough with two of our reporters, Jen Yamato and Frank Shyong. And it was just about what it means to be Asian enough and how that question is something that they asked themselves a lot and other people in the community asked themselves a lot. And I think that's an in general question that I, as a Latina can relate to. So there was a lot of also really, I don't want to say public service, but really community driven projects as well that I was really proud of. And then also of course, we had Chasing Cosby men in the window, Detective Trap, all these really awesome, true crime series that were our bread and butter by the end.And luckily all of them did really well. They all would hit the top of their charts. A couple of them I believe are in development for TV. And I was just really excited to see more than anything too, that the process of brainstorming those ideas and of bringing them to life was so much smoother by the end. Our sales team was total pro that's selling podcasts by the end. Now they still have a podcast salesperson. I think what I was most proud of from year one to year three basically, was that it wasn't anymore a struggle to push these things through, it was very much LA Times studios as we called it was really embedded in the organization and podcasts were a real serious part of the business of the LA Times and still are.And we got to make some amazing shows. All of them had advertisers when they launched, which was again for us a huge success metric. We were able to sell things before they even came out because advertisers trusted us to make it successful. And I think that was a huge success point for me having been on those calls in the beginning. I feel like that's a little bit why too, again, making this jump into Sonoro, why after that point I felt good about leaving because I was like, I feel really great about what I've built and what I've helped set up here. And I feel okay that I can step away now.Chris Erwin:Okay. And so were you planning on transitioning out or did this opportunity to work with Sonoro come up and you're like, hey, this is hard to turn down?Camila Victoriano:It was a little bit of both in my head. I was itching for something bigger, a bigger challenge, how I mentioned LA Times studios was really this mini mini startup within a legacy organization. I had gotten the itch of building something from the ground up and feeling really excited about that. And so I think at that point, I had been at the LA Times total, including my internship probably for close to five years. And so it had been a really solid run. And I think I was ready to look for my next challenge and as I was in that head space, just so happens, got introduced to Josh through our mutual friend, Adam Sachs. And when I met him, I think our energies, just to jump right into it, but our energies really, really matched well. We met over zoom a couple times.Chris Erwin:And when was this Camila?Camila Victoriano:This was in early, early, early 2020. So gearing up for what was to come unbeknownst to me.Chris Erwin:It was right before COVID.Camila Victoriano:Yeah. Yeah. And so we had met a couple times and I'm a real detail oriented person. And I think what was exciting to me about working with someone like Josh was he came in and had a really inspirational vision for what he wanted to achieve. And I got very excited and felt very aligned with that vision and what I had been thinking about recently over the last few years, just being in the audio space and in media.And I thought, might as well go for it. I felt like it was the right time for me to do something from scratch, to take honestly a risk. And what seemed like a risk at the time, because I had been working in a very sort of traditional company that probably wasn't going anywhere. And in general, I think in my life had been pretty risk averse. I think I had just done everything the way I was supposed to do it. Right. And so I think that for me this was, okay, I'm going to take a risk. I feel like I've gained a lot of confidence over the last five years and a lot of skill sets and I'm ready for the challenge. So, yeah, chose to jump in it with him.Chris Erwin:Camila, what's the quick elevator pitch or overview of Sonoro?Camila Victoriano:So, Sonoro is a global entertainment company that creates audio content with the goal of developing it into TV, film, books, other audio derivatives, and our community focus is 500 million global Spanish speakers and US Latinos. So our entire shows are made by Latinos and our entire team is a hundred percent bilingual and bicultural.Chris Erwin:In terms of being inspired by the vision, were there things from the outset where you're like, hey, Josh, I love this idea, but here's what I would do a bit differently? Was there any of that in the beginning?Camila Victoriano:What I was able to offer was the experience being in the industry. Right. And so I think my eagerness really came from wanting to try shows that were outside the podcast norm "a little bit". We had done a lot of true crime at the LA Times, but I was really excited to try stuff that would resonate. For Sonoro, it's really our core consumer are the 500 million global Spanish speakers and the US Latinos. Again, I came from Miami. I'm a Latina. What was exciting to me in general about creating stories that were empowering Latino creators was let's not set a boundary about what the narrative that they have to tell is. Let's let them tell sci-fi stories, fantasy stories, horror, thrillers, that maybe don't have anything to do with being Latino, but are just feature Latino characters in it like they would any other sci-fi.And so I think for me, what was really exciting was pushing those boundaries a little bit and leaving that creative flexibility to the creators and trusting them and their experiences, knowing that if we really relied on the specifics of their experience and their story, inherently, that would have a universal impact. What we Josh and I talked a lot about in the beginning was the success of shows like Money Heist, and those that hadn't come out yet reaffirmed our point later in the year, like Squid Game and Lupin, that more and more people were consuming global content.That was, if you're a French person watching Lupin, there's probably so many inside jokes that I totally missed, but I still really enjoyed it. But they're going to enjoy it even more because it's culturally specific to them. And so I think that's what a little bit what I was really trying to push forward in the early shows that we made and still today of we can be really culturally specific, so that if we're making a show set in Mexico, Mexicans, they're like, oh yeah, this is really made for me, and I get this, and this sounds like where I'm from and who I am. But someone that is listening in the Bronx can still really enjoy it and have a sense of cultural community with the story, but it's more universal in that sense.Chris Erwin:Got it. Very well said. So, you align on visions with Josh, but you also have your distinct point of view. And then is it like, hey, within one to two months of meeting, you joined the Sonoro, and you helped co-found the company and build it to what it is today, or was there a longer [courting 00:43:24] period?Camila Victoriano:I think we literally talked on Zoom twice.Chris Erwin:And then it was like, all right, Camila's on board.Camila Victoriano:Yeah. I don't know. We just, we really got along really well and we clicked really easily. And I was like, I think this can work. I think we have a good rapport. We always joke, we're both Capricorns, so I think that that helps.Chris Erwin:What are the attributes of a Capricorn?Camila Victoriano:Very driven, very type A, very low BS. So I was like, okay, I think we can understand each other. So I don't know. It just felt right. It felt like everything was aligning. I was getting that edge to go and build something and start with... In general, I was just saying, I want to start with a really young team. That's what I wanted to do. That's as far as I had gotten in my head space about it, and then to get this connection from Adam, literally as that was happening, it just felt way too serendipitous to pass up.And also then to have honestly such an immediate connection with Josh of like, oh, okay, I think we can work well together, and I think we understand each other and how we like to do things and how we like to work, that still to this day nearly three years in is true. I think it checks so many boxes that I was like, I just have to, again, it was the first big risk I've taken, honestly; career wise or school wise, if I'm looking that far back. But it felt right, and it felt like the right time to do it. So I just went for it.Chris Erwin:Well, so it's funny that you say all this. I've known Josh for a few years now. And in terms of how you describe him of like he's very ambitious, very driven, very direct, no BS. Camila Victoriano:Yeah.Chris Erwin:And as I'm getting to know you, I get that sense as well. And literally just, I think we spoke for the first time yesterday, but I'm also seeing just how complimentary the both of you are in working together. So I think that explains a lot of the recent success that we've seen with Sonoro over the past few years, not surprised. After a couple Zoom meetings, you guys partner up and then what do you first start working on?Camila Victoriano:So the first year that we really started, and we really formally kicked things off, kid you not, March 2020. So it was weird timing. But really what we were first trying to do is test out if we could actually make things that people loved. That is all we cared about. We were like, can we make shows that people love, that people binge into the deeps in the middle of the night? And can we do it well? And can we do it at a high quality? Because I think that was important to both of us is in general when you're seeing, especially in Latin America and the US, content for Latinos, like traditional telenovelas, the production value just isn't there. And so that was really important to us. And so the first year we launched a lot of traditional bread and butter podcast, chat shows that really quickly climbed up the charts.Personal interviews, comedy, wellness, your traditional categories in Mexico specifically, and started to build out our network there really quickly, because I think a lot of the creators that were more independent there saw us as a reliable resource to help them grow their shows and to really be; for us, it was like, we want to be the partner of choice for any creator podcast or media company, executive director that wants to work and make really great content that just so happens to be created by Latinos.And so that along with let's make stuff people love were our two big mandates in the beginning, and it worked really well. Our first original scripted series launch that we did was a show called Crónicas Obscuras. It was a horror franchise that we launched in October. And that came off of a similar premise, which was Latinos over index and horror. We love horror movies, horror shows, anything. But most of the horror shows or movies that do really well are either based on European legends and European horror stories or feature zero to no Latino characters that, and if they're there, do they make it towards the end? Maybe not. And so-Chris Erwin:They get killed off early.Camila Victoriano:Yeah, definitely not the final character left. So for us, it was like, this is one genre that we know already has a huge gap in terms of how Latinos consume it and how it's being made. And so we said, this is going to be our franchise where we're going to tell Latin American legends, set in Latin America with Latin American characters. And so our first season of Crónicas was about these things called Los Nahuales, which are basically werewolves, but they also turn into other characters like snakes and things like that. And the show, we did it super high production value. We recorded with this thing called binaural audio where you literally have a mic that looks like a head and people can walk around it. And so if you're wearing headphones, the show, you can feel things coming up from behind you, but it's just because of the way that we recorded it with this special mic.And we had the voice actor who's done Homer Simpson in Mexico for 20 years. That was our big celebrity for that season star in the show. And the show ricochet up to number one podcast in general in Mexico. And it did really, really well. And that was our first success of this is an original show that Sonoro produced fully in-house, wrote, direct, production, casting, marketing. And we were able to launch it and people really, really loved it. Next few months after that, we launched a few similar series. The big one, of course, is a show called Toxicomanía, which launched in April of '21, which was, again, similarly mission driven, but always entertaining. It was based on a true story. A Mexican doctor in the 1940s that convinced the president of Mexico to legalize all drugs for six months, which no one knows happened.For six months in Mexico, all drugs were legal and you could get them in government mandated dispensaries. And it was this doctor's way of saying, hey, this is how we build a progressive society. This was an obvious one. Again, it's like the combination of our mission, which is, this is a story about Latinos, in particular Mexicans and drugs that you haven't seen before because when you think Mexico or drugs in media, you think Narcos, but this was actually something very different. But then what we did is we turned it into a really entertaining dramatic thriller. We were inspired by movies like The Big Short and things like that, where it was like it was teaching you something about history, but in a way that was really, really entertaining.And then we partnered with the actor, Luis Gerardo Mendez, who's an amazing Mexican star and really starting to come into his own in the US to executive produce and star in the project. And that show did insanely well. We launched it on 4/20. So again, it was the combination of mission, entertainment, production value, the right partner, and also a really strategic marketing launch of this is obviously a story that people are going to love and it's about drugs, so we're going to launch it on 4/20. And it did really, really well. It was number one in Mexico across Latin America. Number two in the United States in fiction, even though it was only in Spanish.And now we just announced earlier this year that it's going to be developed into a film at Paramount+. And so that to me is a perfect case study of what we really tried to do that first year is let's partner with the best creators. Let's make the best content and see if people love it. And I think we proved that to ourselves that first year, year and a half.Chris Erwin:When you entered the, call, the Mexican creator and audio landscape, was it competitive? Were there a lot of other production companies that were either Latin America based, Mexico based, or from the US that were trying to operate in that market? And two, follow up question, was there a sense of with the creators that were there, did a lot of them want to create in audio and to expand their creator ambitions, or was it something like, oh, we didn't even know that we can do this, but then after talking with you Camilla and your team, they're like, oh yeah, typically, I just create a bunch of videos on YouTube or whatever else, but I'd love to do something in a more scripted or [premium 00:50:55] or narrative form in podcasting. Let's figure out what that looks like together?Camila Victoriano:Yeah. I think in terms of the landscape, there were very few to none established. There were a lot of independent creators. So we actually are head of production; Andrés Vargas. He is this great heart of the Mexican podcast creator network. He was really a first mover there for sure. And I think we worked together really to bring on a lot of these early chat show podcasts into our network to kickstart that, but there wasn't a lot of established companies there. There weren't any. And so for us really, it was a mainly an education challenge, not so much the creators. I think there were, like I said, independent comedians or wellness experts that had already started to realize, oh, this podcasting thing is makes a lot of sense for me to expand into. And we focused on working with them, but really more so for the talent.So for our scripted projects is explaining that, hey, you don't have to have hair and makeup. You can just go into the studio for literally four hours and you make a whole series. And I think for us, that was how, especially when we were early on unknown, reaching out to these huge stars like Luis, being able to pitch it as this is still a really... And this is what I love about audio, right? Is like it's still, even though it's been around for a good chunk of time and you could argue all the way back to radio dramas and radio plays, it still feels like such a creative and experimental space. And I think that's what got a lot of the talent in particular that we were speaking to for our scripted projects excited, that they could try something different. This wasn't your traditional production, where you had to go in with a 5:00 AM call time.It was very much, especially in early COVID days. It's like you could do it from your house. We'll send you a kit. No worries. We'll do it over Zoom. But it was a lot of education really for them, for their managers, but people were excited. I think they thought this is a chance for me to play and for me to have fun and for me to do something different and which made the whole experience, especially of those early recordings, just really special.Chris Erwin:So going back to a point that we talked about with your experience at the LA Times, it was follow the content, but then figure out the business model. How do we make this sustainable? So what did that look like for you working with Josh and the team of like, okay, we found this incredible creator community. We have these shows that are becoming number one in their local markets and they're crossing international borders into the US and more. But how do we actually generate sustainable revenue for this? And what are the right revenue streams beyond what everyone just talks about for podcast ad sales, et cetera? So what was some of the initial work? What did that look like for you guys? And where does that look like going forward as you think about the medium and monetization differently?Camila Victoriano:Yeah, absolutely. I think in Mexico, in particular, again, it was all about education, education, education. And I think for us, since we focused that first year really on just launching great shows and making sure that they were hits, then our counterparts in Mexico were able to go to brands and say, hey, look, we already know this works and explain a little bit the medium and how to interact with consumers and how to write an audio ad. So it's still early days in that market, but we've been able to work with really amazing brands like McDonald's, like Netflix. A lot of CPG brands in particular are really excited about this space. And so I think we're really, the more we talk to brands every month, it gets easier. And I think where the podcast market in the US was maybe four years ago is where they're at right now.And I think we're reaching those innovators in the brand space that are excited to try something new and it's working really well for them. And we're getting a lot of people that come back, come back again because the audience for podcasting is the traditional ones that you see here in the US. They are younger, they have more disposable income typically. And so I think a lot of the brands are really excited about that. And then the US, of course, it's a totally different game. You have your direct response advertisers, which are the bread and butter of podcast advertising, but what we're really excited about is bigger brand presenting sponsorships, especially in our fiction series. That is where we're really looking to double down on in this year. For example, we had a show called Princess of South Beach, which was a 36 episode telenovela in English and in Spanish, and [Lincoln 00:55:02] came on as a presenting sponsor. And we produced this really incredible integrated piece into the content itself.So it was a funny telenovela set in Miami, and we created a chat show or a TV show basically like an Enews called Tea with Tatianna, where she was talking to people around the family that the show was about while integrating Lincoln in a really seamless way. So for us, it's always about thinking a few steps ahead of what's the market going to look like in a year or two, and how can we get ahead of that? And how can we be really, really creative about the way that we integrate brands, so that it doesn't disrupt the content; number one, but also it gives them better value and it gives them much more seamless integration with the content that we already know listeners are loving. And so that's really what we're focused on in the US in particular is those bigger integrations into, in particular, our scripted content.Chris Erwin:Camila, as a young rising leader, where you raised your hand and essentially got to be at the helm of what is the new LA Times studio division, where you're helping to tell stories in different ways. And now you're a co-founder at Sonoro. Looking back on your young career, what are some of your leadership learnings to date, upon reflecting of you as a leader earlier on, maybe a few years back to the leader you are today? What have you learned and what do you want to keep working on?Camila Victoriano:The main thing I've learned has probably been more about human interaction, how you work with people and how you build a team. I think at the LA Times in particular, newsrooms are tough, because it's the business side traditionally and over the years has never... hasn't always been super friendly. And so what I learned really well there and also building a team over Zoom these last few years is communication is critical. And over communicating and making sure everyone knows what they're supposed to be doing, why, and just offering up the opportunity to answer questions and to be there as a leader that listens to people and to listens to maybe questions they have about work, about their life. I think for me, that's always really important and something that I've valued from mentors in my life of they're there to listen and they're not going to... I was a very precocious early career person.I was always like, why is this happening, or what's going on? And I wanted to know as much as possible. And so communication, I think, is something that I always valued as a younger employee or as an early career. And so that's always what I'm trying to communicate or to convey to our employees now and to back then the newsroom is like, I want to be someone that they have a lot of FaceTime with and that communicates a lot with them about strategy and about what we're doing, what we're doing and gets them really excited.Chris Erwin:I like that. I run a lean team, but I realize, I can never overcommunicate. So things that I just assume that the team knows, the reality is that they don't. These things are in my head. And so every day it's important to just remind the team, what is our mission? What are we focused on? What were wins from yesterday? What are learnings and what are we maybe changing? That is literally a daily conversation. And I would much rather over-communicate than under-communicate. So I think that's very well said. Another point here is you now have investors. Yo