It’s almost that time…Colony World is nearly ready for release. Patrons will receive their copies in just two days, and the official book launch is May 16. (It’s not too late to become a patron, but you need to sign up no later than Wednesday! Remember that patrons get access to a bunch of extra short stories starring your favorite Elderon characters.)
But in the meantime, I wanted to tell you about something that’s more personal than fiction. I know many of you are writers and artists yourselves, so I wanted to share what I’ve been up to…
I’ve launched a podcast called The Fearless Creative geared toward writers, artists, and creative entrepreneurs. In the podcast, I share my personal story of becoming an author and everything I’ve learned along the way. You’ll get a behind-the-scenes look at my life, my creative process, and how I make it all work.
There was a time not too long ago when fiction was all I wrote. I was Tarah Benner the dystopian author. That was my identity. When I first got married, my new name Tarah Thornburg felt like my alter ego. I wanted to symbolically merge with my husband’s family, but I kept Benner as my middle name because I didn’t want to give that part of myself up.
Over the past year or so, I have remained Tarah Benner. I am still a dystopian author through and through, but I have begun to branch out with a blog for writers and this new podcast. I have started to identify with Tarah Thornburg the artist, teacher, wife, and creative entrepreneur and expand my identity to hold both of these women. The Fearless Creative is part of that journey.
I know this won’t be everyone’s cup of tea, but if you are a writer or a creative entrepreneur (or you want to be), this is a great place to start. You can find it on most major podcatchers, including Apple Podcasts, Spotify, and Stitcher.
Subscribe, review…let me know what you think. This may be the most personal project I’ve put out in the world yet, and I am really excited to share it with you.