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KWL – 190 – Finding the Motivation to Become a Published Author with Glenn Dyer

#190 – Finding the Motivation to Become a Published Author with Glenn Dyer

Historical thriller author Glenn Dyer was in his sixties and freshly retired when he published his first novel, The Torch of Betrayal. Now planning the release of his third book, Glenn joins us on the podcast to discuss finding the motivation to realize his dreams of becoming a published author, how he weaves historical facts into his novels, and what he has learned about self publishing along the way.

Historical fiction author Glenn Dyer was in his sixties and freshly retired when he published his first novel, The Torch of Betrayal. Now planning the release of his third novel, Glenn joins us on the podcast to discuss finding the motivation to realize his dreams of becoming a published author, how he weaves historical facts into his novels, and what he has learned about self-publishing along the way.

  • Glenn tells us about what motivated him to finally publish his novel after he retired from his career in television broadcasting
  • He discusses the tools he used to refine his writing craft, and how other indie authors inspired his own self-publishing journey
  • Glenn reflects on the release of his debut novel and explains what he thinks was successful and what he would do differently if he could do it all again
  • He tells us how he generated his audience, why authentic reviews are important, and why you should never be afraid to ask for help when you need it
  • Glenn lets us in on his research process and what he’s working on next, and he gives some great advice for authors who are thinking about taking the plunge into self-publishing

Useful Links
GlennDyer.net
Glenn’s Instagram
Glenn’s Twitter
The Torch Betrayal
A Visit To The Ogre In His Den
Story Engineering by Larry Brooks
My Three Years with Eisenhower by Harry Butcher
The Soul of a Thief by Steven Hartov
The Billy Boyle WWII Mystery Series by James R. Benn
The Alice Network by Kate Quinn
The New James Bond Trailer
Broadchurch on Netflix


After thirty-seven years in the broadcasting industry, most years spent in Washington, DC, Glenn and his wife Chris moved back to Park City, Utah where he has been writing full time.
Glenn is an associate member of the International Thriller Writers, and The OSS Society. He attended Villanova University and graduated from Boston University. He looks fondly on his years growing up in the great state of New Jersey.

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