Feb 24th, 2020 by noogabellepodcast
Author Audrey Keown first visited Chattanooga in 1999 as a high school student, fell in love, came back for college, and has been here ever since. Her debut novel Murder at Hotel 1911 comes out August 11, and it's set right here in the Scenic City.
In our conversation, Audrey and I talk about the beauty of telling stories, being a good storyteller, the process of researching and writing a mystery novel, the challenges of authorship, working with agents, and she gives a preview of Murder at Hotel 1911. We also discuss anxiety and mental health in creative professionals: what contributes to it, the importance of a support system, and ways to manage stress, anxiety, and mental health as a creative professional.
Audrey mentions tons of resources and inspirations that have helped her throughout her journey:
- Alan Bradley (Canadian author)
- Randy Ingermanson (Advanced Fiction Writing)
- K.M. Weiland (Helping Writers Become Authors)
- CBD for anxiety (Hemp House Chattanooga)
- L-Theanine supplement
- Meditation (Headspace)
- Mental Illness Happy Hour podcast
- The Writing Excuses podcast
Murder at Hotel 1911 by Audrey Keown comes out August 11, 2020.