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Notice: Due to the massive redesign and creation of Burckhardt Books, some internal links in blogs posted before January 24, 2022 may no long be active. If you find a broken link, please send us an email and let us know which blog it is in. We will do our best to go back and check links in previous blogs as time permits. But let's be honest, it's going to be slow going. 

Best of Book Banter EP 99: Rebroadcast-Lance S.A. Nielsen's Episodes, Full Interview

Updated: Jan 15

Hello My Happy People!

Have I got a show for you today. In today's episode, I get to share my chat again with my good friend, Lance Steen Anthony Nielsen. I always look forward to chatting with Lance for several reasons.

Besides the fact that Lance is multi-talented, working as an author, a playwright, an acting coach, and a director, Lance really knows how to make me laugh. We bonded over brain damage and memory loss and it tends to be a running joke with us.

A bit about Lance, he was born in South Africa and adopted at a young age by an English mother and Danish father. Raised in Kingston-upon-Thames in the United Kingdom, it was here, according to his website, "... he spent much of his time engaged in designing fictional worlds for role-playing games, rolling dice, renting videos, going to the cinema and forgetting to tell his mother what time he would be home when he went out. While under the influence of many pints JRR Tolkien, he made his first attempts at writing a book series, The Prophecy of the Witch-King."  

Since then, Lance has written many amazing works for stage, screen, and print. He chats about them all with Dianne in episodes 56 & 57, rebroadcast today in one episode. We had so much fun and talked forever. I had to cut out so much just to fit our interview into two shows originally. I am thrilled I have the chance to share this extended version of his interviews on our holiday break.

Be sure to check out his YouTube channel where I was recently a guest author on his Industry Interviews on The Outcasts Creative YouTube show. It is listed below as well as his social media links.

Lance Steen Anthony Nielsen, Author of Diamonds in the Sky Series

So what are you waiting for? Go listen now!


Book Banter with Dianne Burckhardt

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Lance interviews Dianne and bestselling author, Val Collins, recorded live March 1st.

Time for New Year's Dad Jokes!

Q: Where can you find comedians on New Year's Eve?

A: You can always find them waiting for the punchline.

Q: Why should you pick your left foot up off the ground on New Year's Eve?

A: So you will be sure to start 2024 on the right foot!

Q: Where do herbs love to celebrate New Year's Eve?

A: In Thyme's Square.

Q: Why should you never yell at fireworks on New Year's Eve?

A: You might just set them off!

Q: What New Year's celebration did optometrists love the most?

A: 2020.

Q: Why is partying in Times Square never as great as expected?

A: Because the people running the show drop the ball every year!

Q: Which New Year's resolution is always easy to keep?

A: A resolution to break your resolutions.

Q: What do New Year's parades and the Tooth Fairy have in common?

A: No one is ever awake to see them.

And last but not least . . .

Q: Why do so many people get engaged on December 31?

A: They want to ring in the New Year.


Book Banter Magazine News for 2024!

Going forward, Book Banter Magazine will be published every other month beginning in February with the start of season 3 of Book Banter with Dianne Burckhardt - Book Talk Podcast. We will also have the Year End Book Buying Guide in November for holiday shopping with every author guest from season 3. Follow us on social media to stay up to day on all our coming issues.

Follow us on Facebook: @BurckhardtBooks and @DianneBurckhardt.Author

Book Banter Magazine's December Issue is Live!

This holiday issue is all about great gifts for any gift giving occasion. We have amazing authors from Book Banter with Dianne Burckhardt - Book Talk Podcast and a Book Banter Magazine exclusive feature author, J.B. Kaufman. J.B. is a world renowned movie historian who specializes in silent and early "talkie" movies and has written several books on Walt Disney Animated Movie histories. Our featured cookbook author is Faith Kramer and her cookbook 52 Shabbats. As always we have a recipe, a puzzle, and so much more. Check it all out on our Book Banter Magazine page, just click HERE. Bookmark it so you never miss an issue.

Book Banter Magazine's

Year End Book Buying Guide is Live!

The Year End Book Buying Guide features every author who has been a guest on Book Banter with Dianne Burckhardt - Book Talk Podcast with with a few extra Book Banter Magazine exclusive authors. It aso has live links to buy the authors' books and to their social media. Check it all out on our Book Banter Magazine page. You can find this issue and more by clicking HERE. 

The Into the West Saga Serial is Complete!

Check out the award-winning, historical fiction, family saga, Into the West Saga Serial. All the books, one through seven, are available now on Amazon. Click here to order your copy of each of the seven novellas in this serial today or you can read them all for free with Kindle

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Support Our Book Banter Buddies (2024 Guest Interviews):

Coming February 7th, 2024

Season 2 Past Guest Interviews (2023):

LM Wilson, author of The Last of the Spirit Drakes (EP 51: Feb. 1)

LeRoy A Peters, author of The Edge of the World Series (EP 52: Feb. 8)

C. D'Angelo, Author of The Difference and The Visitor (EP 53: Feb. 15th)

 Val Collins, author of the Aoife Walsh Books (EP 54: Feb. 22)

Kirstie Page, Visual Storyteller/Artist (EP 55: March 1st)

Lance Steen Anthony Nielsen, Author of Diamonds in the Sky Series

(EPs 56/57: March 8th/15th)

David Gibson, PhD FRSB, Author of Planting Clues: How Plants Solve Crimes. 

(EP 58: March 22nd)

Linaya DiNoto, Science Fiction Author of Lithaflora: The Chrysalis: The Forever After Series    (EP 59: March 29)

Kelly Florence, Screenwriter/Podcaster and Co-Author of 5 books in The Science of Series 

(EP 60: April 5)

Steph LaVigne, Cozy Mystery Author of Headlines, Deadlines, and Lies

(EPs 61/62: April 12/19)

Nzondi (Ace Antonio Hall), horror author/actor/musician (EP 66 & 67: May 17 & 24)

Benecia Ponder, author coach and bestselling author (EP 68: May 31)

Diann Floyd Boehm, Children's Book Author/Educator/Podcaster (EP 69: June 7th)

Angela R. Hughes, Historical Epic Fantasy Author (EP 70: June 14)

Donna Edman, Photographer/Visual Storyteller/Author (EP 71: June 21)

Wendy Jo Cerna, Inspirational Author (EP 72: June 28)

Sabrina Hammonds, Kingdom Connections Podcast and Media Agency (EP 73: July 5)

Ann Charles, Mixed Genre Mystery Author (EP 74: July 12)

Natacha Deen, YA, Adult, and Non-Fiction Author (EP 75: June 21)

Kammy Wood, The Modern Wordist, Creative Writing Consultant (EP 76: June 26)

Francesca Maria, Horror and Comic Book Author (EP 77: August 2nd)

Reenita M. Hora, Author, Creative, Entrepreneur (EP 78 & 79: August 9th & 16th)

Christopher (Chris) Denmead, Comic Book Author/Podcaster (EP 80: August 23rd)

Carole T. Beers, Contemporary Western Mystery Author (EP 81: August 6th)

J.C. Fuller, Mystery Author and TikTok Queen (EP 82: September 6th)

Meliza Farndell, Author, Coach, Speaker (EP 83: September 13th)

  • Meliza Farndell's Website 

Dianne Burckhardt, Historical Fiction, Crime Thrillers, & more (EP 84: Sept. 20th)

Mikel Melwasul, Epic Military Fantasy Author (EP 85: Sept. 27th)

Liz Shipton, Part-Time Author, Full-Time Pirate (EP 86: Oct. 4th)

Sagit Schwartz, Suspense Thriller Author (EP 87: Oct. 11th)

Otto Schafer, Award-Winning YA and Adult Fiction Author (EP 88: Oct. 18th)

Michele Di Pietro, SOUPified Cookbook Author (EP 89: Oct. 25th)

Debbie Weiss, Memoir Author & Entrepreneur (EP 90: Nov. 1st)

Lynne Golodner, Author, Coach, Marketing Entrepreneur & Podcaster (EP 91: Nov. 8th)

Michelle Glogovac, THE Podcast Matchmaker™ & Publicist (EP 92: Nov. 15th)

Leah Ann Brown, Middle Grade Fantasy Author (EP 93: Nov. 22nd)

Faith Kramer, Jewish Global Kitchen Cookbook Author (EP 94: Nov. 29th)

Brian Kaufman, Textbook and Fiction Author (EP 95: Dec. 6th)

Mary Carroll Moore, Women's Fiction Author (EP 96: Dec. 13th)

Season Two Finale - Gail Papp, PUBLIC/ PRIVATE: My Life with Joe Papp at The Public Theater (EP 97: Dec. 20th)

  • Gail Merrifield Papp Website 

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