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Press & Interviews

Press & Interviews

May 19, 2017

Maine Writers Joan Dempsey and Brian Evans-Jones Win Maureen Egen Writers Exchange Award—Thrilled to share that I have won the Maureen Egen Writers Exchange Award from Poets & Writers for my work on THIS IS HOW IT BEGINS, my debut novel, forthcoming from She Writes Press on October 3, 2017.

January 13, 2017

Joan Dempsey on Revising with Confidence: The Writing Coach ep. 38 In this episode of Kevin John's The Writing Coach podcast, we talk about why I decided to focus in on revision as my specific area of expertise, and I share my top revision tips, among other things.

July 28, 2016

Ruzuku: Ridiculously easy online course creation - Community Spotlight: Balancing Online Courses and Client Work. If you're interested in teaching online courses and being an entrepreneur, this one is for you. Ruzuku interviewed me about the writing life I live working with other writers. You might especially be interested in the tips I share for people just getting started in creating an online business and community (scroll down to the end of the interview).

February, 2016

Room to Write - Profile by Dr. Lisa Belisle in Maine Magazine, featuring an inside look at my writing shed, and a glimpse into the nature of my writing and teaching life.


March 6, 2016

Joan Dempsey Shows You How to Revise Your Writing - In this episode of Glenn Leibowitz's Write with Impact podcast, we talk about why the process of revising your writing is just as creative as the process of writing your first draft. I also share some of the most common writing mistakes I see many writers make, and offers insight into how to fix them (lots of free advice, taken directly from my Revision Essentials online course).


September 11, 2015

Personality and Place - In Episode 209 of Love Maine Radio, Dr. Lisa Belisle talks with me about living a writing and teaching life. Learn about life in 'the shed' and what it means to be a writer in Maine.


March 8, 2015

Live Your Best Literary Life - Keysha Whitaker, of Behind the Prose, and I talk writer-to-writer about our love for the craft of writing and living the writing life. 


 I'm proud to be an underwriter for Maine Public Radio!

I'm proud to be an underwriter for Maine Public Radio!