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GetPublished! Radio

GetPublished! Radio host Gerald Everett Jones has the answers to your self-publishing challenges because he's already made all the mistakes himself. He's the author of more than 30 nonfiction business and technical books, as well as seven self-published novels. His co-hosts journalist Cheyenne Cockrell and sci-fi author Thomas Page keep him honest and never dull!


Guest Post: Heliopolis with Mufaro Majuru
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59:31 4/10/24
Guest Post from Melbourne: Being a Close Observer with host Damian Andrews
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83:30 9/25/23
AB910 Gerald Reads from Mick & Moira & Brad
In Chapter 1 of this romantic comedy, billionaire-boyfriend Brad Davenport prevails on no-nonsense Moira Halimi-Joubert to throw a doubles tennis match so he can get the Botheralls' business. When busybody Bitsy Botherall catches Moira singing expertly in the shower, the young woman's path to stardom has accidentally begun. She's about to meet Hollywood superagent Mick McGraw, who will try mightily to hide his attraction to her. #romcom #litfic
10:46 7/22/23
Guest Post from Moscow: Dating, Hookups, and the Meaning of Life
This episode hosted by our correspondent Inna Logunova’s podcast Being Modern, Being Human started with a conversation about modern dating and romantic relationships but organically turned to broader issues of contemporary society, such as inequality and the growing role of artificial intelligence. This is the second episode with Gerald Everett Jones, from what turned out to be her mini-series of “Talks with a Writer.” #litfic #booktalk #geopolitics
53:58 6/19/23
Guest Post from Moscow: The Journey to Stardom
Los Angeles and Moscow link up in this freewheeling chat exploring showbiz, Hollywood, and the art of storytelling. The show is Being Modern, Being Human, hosted by Inna Logunova. As she describes our spirited session: In this episode, we step behind the scenes of showbiz and the entertainment industry. What sacrifices one has to make on their journey to fame? How does Hollywood operate? Where is the line between the constructed public image and the real person? We explore these questions and more with award-winning author Gerald Everett Jones whose recent novel, “Mick & Moira & Brad,” inspired this conversation. This interview is filled with real-life anecdotes, curious details, and plenty of insights about life, love, and the art of storytelling. #romcom #litfic  
74:34 5/25/23
GP903 Guest Post Cynthia Brian
Mystery author Gerald Everett Jones discusses the near-death-experience episode from his new novel Preacher Raises the Dead (Evan Wycliff #3) with radio host Cynthia Brian. Courtesy StarStyle Radio - Be the Star You Are.
29:46 3/4/22
GPV901 The Author Reads - Preacher Raises the Dead
Gerald Everett Jones reads an excerpt from the third novel in the award-winning Evan Wycliff Mystery series.
07:15 2/21/22
GP900 Guest Post: In the Green Room
The Independent Writers of Southern California (IWOSC) presented this informal chat with award-winning author Gerald Everett Jones. Gerald and host Steven Sanchez discuss the inner life of the "close observer" and how those feelings inform an author's work.  
77:18 2/19/22
AB810 The Author Reads Harry Harambee
Our show host Gerald Everett Jones reads from his multiple-award-winning novel Harry Harambee's Kenyan Sundowner. Intrigue on the white sands of the Indian Ocean. Is corruption a fact of life? Is all love transactional? #booklovers #bookstagrammers #litfic
04:04 12/5/21
GPV860 Book Review - An Unlikely Truth
Here's Gerald's book review of An Unlikely Truth, a political drama by novelist John Rachel. Are the politics of hope dated? #litfic #bookstagram #booklovers #bookreview
01:47 9/26/21
GPV861 Book Review - The Gravity Well
Here's Gerald's book review of The Gravity Well: America's Next Greatest Mission by Steven Sanford. Steven Sanford was trained as a research engineer and spent almost three decades as a NASA employee when he left the agency recently to work for a contract engineering firm. He was director for Space Technology and exploration at NASA's Langley Research Center. The gravity well refers to the huge physical effort required to overcome the Earth's pole and climb into space. It is the first and most significant challenge of space travel. #booklovers #bookstagram
05:04 8/4/21
GPV854 Book Review - Cutting for Stone
Here's Gerald's audio book review of Cutting for Stone by Abraham Verghese. Coming of age in Ethiopia. #litfic #bookstagram #booklovers #literaryfiction #amwriting #selfpub
02:13 7/25/21
GP832 Guest Post: People of Purpose - Heal Our Land
In the aftermath of South African unrest in July of 2021, The Michelle Benjamin Foundation hosts a dialogue between South African commentator Joanne Joseph and American writer Gerald Everett Jones. Joanne is an anchorwoman, radio journalist, and bestselling author. Gerald is the author of the award-winning novel Harry Harambee's Kenyan Sundowner and host of GetPublished! Radio. Publisher Michelle Benjamin hosts this show. #booklovers #bookstagram #socialresponsibility #worldcitizenship #internationalrelations
46:24 7/19/21
GPV819 Book Review - Griftopia
Here's Gerald's book review of Griftopia by Matt Taibbi. #amwriting #selfpub #podcast
01:20 7/5/21
GPV874 Book Review - The Centaur
Here's Gerald's book review of The Centaur, a novel by John Updike. This book's central metaphor from Greek mythology is that Chyron, the noblest of all the centaurs, took pity on humankind. The man-beast sacrificed himself to appease Zeus. #bookreview #litfic #booklovers #bookstagrammers
01:41 3/25/21
GPV849 Book Review - A Scribe Dies in Brooklyn
Here’s Gerald's book review of A Scribe Dies in Brooklyn, a Rabbi Ben mystery by Marvin J. Wolf. #mysterythrillers #bookreview #booklovers #bookstagram
03:17 3/22/21
GPV816 Book Review - Vinegar Girl
Here's Gerald's audio book review of Vinegar Girl by Anne Tyler. Stealing plot lines from Shakespeare's Taming of the Shrew, a tomboy indifferent to men is set up with a Russian lab assistant. #bookreview #booklovers #bookstagram  
03:15 3/19/21
GPV810 Book Review - Right Ho, Jeeves!
Set in the Roaring 'Twenties, Right Ho, Jeeves by the British humorist P.G. Wodehouse is a collection of stories about a young wealthy gentleman, Bertie Wooster, and his manservant Jeeves.
01:31 3/16/21
GPV848 Book Review - A Small Town in Germany
Here's Gerald's book review of A Small Town in Germany by John le Carré. Written decades ago by the recently deceased author, its plot has chilling parallels to today's news. A Small Town in Germany is one of le Carré’s first novels, written not long after he left the employ of the British Foreign Service in 1964. One of his first postings was in Bonn, the postwar capital city of West Germany, and the small town of the title. Here's my book review of A Small Town in Germany by John le Carré. Written decades ago by the recently deceased author, its plot has chilling parallels to today's news. A Small Town in Germany is one of le Carré’s first novels, written not long after he left the employ of the British Foreign Service in 1964. One of his first postings was in Bonn, the postwar capital city of West Germany, and the small town of the title.
03:45 2/16/21
GPV846 Book Review - Purgatory Gardens
Here's Gerald's audio book review of Purgatory Gardens by Peter Lefcourt. Alpha-male competition over the local hottie in an old folks' home. Gerald Everett Jones is the award-winning author of Preacher Finds a Corpse, Preacher Fakes a Miracle, and Clifford's Spiral.
04:15 2/13/21
GP831 Guest Post - Self-Publishing Mastery Talks Ep 20
In Episode 20 (YouTube) of Self-Publishing Mastery Talks, host A.G. Billig asks Gerald how to write award-winning books, and his advice includes: 1) sleep on it, 2) take a shower, 3) do a dance - and lots more! In this clip, we discuss the curious notion that humans would never know romantic love if we didn't have examples in literature. #selfpub #amwriting #booklovers #bookstagram
01:19 10/22/20
GP830 - Free Speech and Self Expression
Host Gerald Everett Jones and his co-hosts Cheyenne Cockrell and Thomas Page have a roundtable discussion about responsible debate and the free flow of information. What are the limits on self-expression? #amwriting #selfpub #podcast For example: Does it mean total freedom? What about "Fire!" in a crowded theater? Is there a difference between gossip and slander? Libel? Plagiarism? Fair use? How might satire and parody be an exception? Fan fiction? What about PC labels? Rights to privacy for the deceased? What is Errors & Omissions insurance, and why might a creative person need it? What is an entertainment attorney, and what about copyright protection? What is the Digital Millennium Copyright Act? And, as ever, there's lots of advice on how to get published, including the support resources at our website
25:19 9/18/20
AB 801 Preacher Fakes a Miracle - Preview
Our show host, author Gerald Everett Jones, reads from the second book in his Evan Wycliff Mystery series, Preacher Fakes a Miracle. The event at Vroman's Bookstore in Pasadena was sponsored by the Independent Writers of Southern California (IWOSC). #mysterythriller #booklovers #amwriting #selfpub #podcast Get a review copy of the first novel, Preacher Finds a Corpse, from for a limited time.
06:27 6/19/20
AB809 Choke Hold Audiobook Preview
The medical examiner said Hank Ellis died of heart failure from the stress of being arrested. In his own home. Unarmed. The city settled, the finding never changed. These days they often just copy this finding for each new death by choke hold. The coroner's task is to determine whether the person died of natural causes or "at the hands of another." The heart attack finding points to natural causes, which gets the killer off the hook.
05:00 6/14/20
GP810 How Should Authors Move Forward? with Smith Publicity
Host Gerald Everett Jones and cohost A. G. Billig talk with Mike Onorato, VP of Smith Publicity, about what's changed and what hasn't in the head-spinning, noisy marketplace of book promotion. #selfpub #amwriting
38:38 6/9/20
GP809 Writing a Memoir
It's not surprising that many first-time authors want to do their memoirs. And memoir is an extremely popular genre with readers these days. Our host Gerald Everett Jones talks with cohost journalist Cheyenne Cockrell about how to navigate the choppy waters of such reality-based stories. For example, when should you change the names to protect the guilty? #amwriting #selfpub #podcast The memoir Gerald wrote with Rebecca Schaper - The Light in His Soul: Lessons from My Brother's Schizophrenia - was #1 Amazon Hot New Release when it was released in 2018. Gerald is also author of Bonfire of the Vanderbilts. There's more advice for authors and self-publishers at
23:18 5/15/20
GP808 Challenges and Answers
In a spirited Q&A session, show host Gerald Everett Jones and co-host Cheyenne Cockrell debate questions and concerns from aspiring authors and self-publishers. What's the difference between a situation and a story? What's the difference between literature and entertainment? Should books and movies carry messages? What is the world's shortest novel? #amwriting #selfpub #podcast There are more resources for authors and self-publishers on our website
26:49 5/8/20
GP807 Getting Unstuck with Humorist Tim Gard
Learn to laugh in the face of writer’s block. Gerald’s guest is Tim Gard, top motivational speaker and corporate entertainer, known for bringing tears of laughter to audiences worldwide. More than an insightful and funny guy, Tim teaches people to be more resilient and resourceful using their own comedic style. Gerald and Tim talk about turning frustration into comedy – and inspiration. Tim also gives tips on dealing with stress and getting started in public speaking. Tim's book is Just Plane Funny. (You can reach Tim at Also on the show, a spirited, full, and frank exchange of views with opinionated co-hosts Cheyenne Cockrell and Thomas Page about how they get over the hump, writing fiction or nonfiction. Host Gerald Everett Jones is the author of Bonfire of the Vanderbilts and the mystery-thriller Preacher Finds a Corpse. #amwriting #selfpub #podcast
27:46 5/1/20
AB808 The Game Is Now Afoot - Radio Drama
Our Guest Post is the pilot episode from the forthcoming radio series The Case Files of Belliver Holmes, titled "The Game is Now Afoot." #mysterythriller #podcast #radiodrama Sherlock Holmes had a sister — Belliver Holmes. She was born after Mycroft and before Sherlock. Belliver was also a detective, but unlike her famous brother, she solved the supernatural and occult crimes of the Victorian Era. The Case Files of Belliver Holmes series is produced as an exciting retro radio-style adventure with full cast, music, and sound effects. This is the first in a series of audio adventures from our friends and colleagues at Runkee Productions.
27:31 4/24/20
GP806 Yesterday and Today with Giuseppe Verdi
If this music doesn't make you cry, we've run out of ideas. Gerald tells the story of "The Chorus of the Hebrew Slaves" and how historical fiction is all about today. #amwriting #selfpub #histfic #podcast There's help for self-publishing authors at
10:33 4/17/20