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Ok, so

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Tell us about your background in writing

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Taught English at University HS & East River HS & retired after 29 yrs
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I was writing this entire time whenever I could

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And I came on board after I heard you read the first sentence
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It’s been so much fun sharing the books with you. You have a unique voice that adds youth & vitality to the pages!
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Thanks! I try

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Working with a partner lends a different perspective!

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True!

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It’s good to have a creative collaborator
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You’ve got to be willing to share your “brainchild!

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True. And that’s not easy
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Not always!

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Where’d you get the idea for Alexa Silven?

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Actually, got it in a dream. Saw my handwriting on a legal pad, with only the first & last lines present! Lots of empty lines in between!
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Woke up & knew immediately it was to be a book!

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Awesome! How many years have you been working on it?

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About 29 yrs part time & 2 yrs to complete the sequels.
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And I started designing some really awful covers in 2000, before design school

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They weren’t AWFUL!

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Oh yas they were
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And you had a publisher before we decided to DIY

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LOL! Yes, but she got seriously ill & gave up her publishing company, releasing her contracts.
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I got mad at God but decided our relationship was more important than the book, so i decided to quit writing!

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That’s when you came into the picture!

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Oh yes. I remember

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😉

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And started changing my “taxis” to ride shares
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Yes! No one takes taxis anymore

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And you talked me into changing the dark room to digital cards & cameras!
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You’re WELCOME!

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😄

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Then you wrote a swashbuckler?

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Absolutely love ROYAL CONSPIRACIES about the princess slave!
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It’s good

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Are you working on a sequel?
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Since it happens in the 14th century we didn’t have to argue about ride shares or taxis!
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True! It was by “horse” or “foot”?

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Not yet- the sound effects for the audio dramas are first!!

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Good! That was a trick question!

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👌🏽

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Bah! Humbug!

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But you & Mark & I have started the time travel sci fi with a twist!
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Love writing with you guys!
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Indeed! It’s off to a good start!

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Yeah. We’re the best
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Ok, we need to get back to work, or the podcast won’t be ready by Friday

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Or maybe we just try the hardest!

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That’s the only option!

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Ok- signing off!

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See everyone next week!

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👋🏽
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Hi, CB!

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Whatcha doin’?
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Sneaking some peanut 🥜 butter fudge from Disney world 🏰
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Dan Hoffmann
Oh man! You found it? 😬
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Happy __th birthday! 🎁
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Thanks! So what did you like best Dan?

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Splash Mountain! And Thunder Mountain!
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I’m so glad Emille and you were in town to spend it with John, Mark and me 😃
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Yeah! It’s been years... and we live in Orlando

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I’m a wuss with rollercoasters 🎢
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Give me Pirates 🏴‍☠️ of the Carribean! 😄
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Yeah. Thunder Mountain messed you up.
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Emille and I got some awesome videos
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We really enjoyed the Jungle Cruise

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They said that The Rock made a surprise appearance years ago as a boat captain.
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I would have waited in line for that!

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Our captain was funny!
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It’s almost like your dad wrote his entire speech
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Goodtalk message
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True!

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Goodtalk message

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Cant believe we are going to be on TV 📺
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Yeah! In Tampa! 🎥
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A top 15 market!
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What do you want to talk about first?

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Dan Hoffmann
Well, we have 3 whole minutes, soooo
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Better talk fast!
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YOU better talk fast!
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I’m highly caffeinated ☕️☕️☕️
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I’m just there to decorate the set

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Its going to be up to you!
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L🤣L
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You get 1-and-a-half minutes
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I’ll cover the book 📚 and you can cover everything else 😄👍🏼
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Dan Hoffmann
Ok

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Dan Hoffmann
Like, what specifically?

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The “How To Turn Your Dreams Into Do-It-Yourself Publishing Projects?”
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Free guides that we’re developing?
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Yep! You can cover it all

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Ok. We’ve only completed 1 guide

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“Writing Books”
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Well, like you always say, “You’ve got to start somewhere!”

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😜

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Funny

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Um, speaking of which, how’s the audio drama podcast coming?
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How’s the website coming?
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Oh snap!

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😬

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I recorded the chapter 4 times. Hopefully number 5 will be charm! 🙏🏻
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You’re pretty picky! 😂
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Hahaha
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Dan Hoffmann
Yes

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Dan Hoffmann
You should invite me to your next recording session, so I can micromanage you
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👌🏽

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Those sound effects are making the book 📚 come alive!
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Yeah. It’s actually fun to select them
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and insert them

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It’s funny that learning video editing helps so much audio editing
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Yes and its giving me a whole new perspective.
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I knew that you’d enjoy it

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...or ELSE

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We know Dan you are always right! 😜
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Oh snap!

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And if i didnt enjoy it you can take over the recording.

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Dan Hoffmann
I feel like we need some dramatic background music for this chat!
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Hey you are getting as funny as the jungle crew skipper
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Yeah if Dan ever decides to approve a recording

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“Will C.B. Hoffmann finish 1 audio drama podcast to Dan’s satisfaction before they have a meltdown?!” —in my best Don LaFontaine movie trailer voice
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“In a world where one mother/son publishing team tries to work together for one day without creative differences...”

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In a world where I stop texting and get back to work.
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Yes, please!

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Without Dan micromanaging
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Just pushing you to do your best!
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What do you like most about adding sound effects to your recordings?

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Is causing me to appreciate the potential of our book 📚
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True! I can’t wait to listen to one
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...without “notes!”

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Can’t wait to film another scene!
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Oh man!

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Let’s wait until we’re “greenlight!”

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Green lit?

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Or greenlit?

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We will find out!

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Yes!

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Can you actually record tonight?

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Tomorrow is looking good
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😂👍🏽

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What’s the TV info for Wednesday?
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WFLA- Tampa, TV
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Yeahhhhhh!!!
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Get yer hair did! Makeup! On air between 08:30—09:00 depending on live breaking news.
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Bye we’ve got to go practice for our 3-minutes! 🎥
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