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The Sample Chapter Podcast

Welcome to the Sample Chapter Podcast! Find your next favorite book here on the show where authors read a "sample chapter" from one of their books after a brief interview. Hosted by thriller author, Jason A. Meuschke.

If you have an author recommendation, or are a published author and would like to be on the show, then make sure to contact us via email at

Have a comment? Leave a voicemail at 1-816-226-7670 and it could be heard in the next episode!

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Find out more about the host, Jason, and his books by visiting his website here


Jul 27, 2021

Our guest for episode 186 is supernatural & romantic suspense author, Jeff Pollak with his debut novel, First Second Coming! You're sure to love this interview featuring topics like how Jeff felt chosen to write the story, getting the first chapter written right, writing for yourself, developing thought-provoking...

Jul 20, 2021

Episode 185 visits with the absolutely delightful women's fiction author, Katherine Ashenburg! In this interview portion, we discuss her research techniques and practices, discovering similarities between ourselves and the characters we write, taking the train for inspiration and problem solving, and much more!...

Jul 13, 2021

Episode 184 has the absolute privilege of featuring debut author, Michael Rose! Michael joins us to discuss the writing life, delayed author gratification, the importance of a mentor, and so much more. It's an episode chock full of great writerly discussion that you're sure to love not to mention his sample chapter...

Jul 6, 2021

Episode 183 features a friendly new face to the show, S. Faxon! In the interview portion, we're discussing matters like discovering your writing genre, genre-blending, book trailers, and writing podcasts like hers, the Semi-Sages of the Pages! Then in the reading portion, prepare yourself for a chilling sample that...