Team Members

Danielle Hampson

Danielle Hampson – Founder, Executive Producer, Host, Public Speaker

Danielle Hampson created “The Authors Show®” more than 15 years ago when “podcasting" was not yet a word.  The show was preceded by several other audio and video shows she produced and hosted online as well as on traditional radio. The success of “The Authors Show” encouraged her to start the production of a “twin” show in French, which saw its debut in summer 2020. With such longevity in the podcasting space, she is often asked to speak to publishing industry organizations and groups of authors on the topic of utilizing audio & video as a book marketing tool. Leveraging her pool of thousands of authors and other publishing industry relationships, in 2017 she launched "Give a Book Get a Smile", a literacy initiative to donate books to organizations catering to disadvantaged children and adults who have little to no access to books.

As a multilingual Cross-cultural Expert and International Business & Marketing Consultant educated in Europe, Danielle has traveled the world helping business executives in small and Fortune 100 companies develop & implement global marketing & distribution strategies, as well as a non-destructive testing specialist in the automotive and aerospace industries.  As the founder of a business networking organization with multiple chapters across several states, she has also helped thousands of entrepreneurs & managers develop and improve their networking skills. Often referred to as the "Queen of Win-Win", it is that philosophy that has helped her gain the respect of clients across continents.

Ms. Hampson also puts her skills to good use volunteering time and resources with nonprofit organizations in the arts and in leadership. She has traveled multiple times to China to help accelerate women leadership in rural areas, and to teach university students business networking, interviewing and show production skills.

Don McCauley

Don McCauley – Show Host

A marketing and publicity consultant with 30 years of experience, Don McCauley specializes in helping authors develop low cost marketing and publicity plans.  During his corporate years he developed and implemented marketing campaigns involving newspaper, radio, TV, magazines, trade shows and direct mail. He also previously served as owner and editor of two successful regional magazines.  His experience in media gives him an intimate understanding and a unique perspective on the challenges facing authors in marketing their work.  He is the facilitator of the Free Publicity Focus Group. Mr. McCauley has been associated with The Authors Show since 2006.

Luc Rensonnet

Luc Rensonnet – Show Host

Luc is a facilitator with a complex range of divergent interests and an intense desire to share knowledge and contribute positively to the world around him.  His enthusiasm knows no bounds.  He really listens and unflinchingly supports the efforts of others while gently challenging them to expand their capacities.  Throughout his varied professional experience, Luc noticed a constant thread of inadequacy in the way people communicate with each other – missed opportunities to share and grow through respectful exchanges. That realization led Luc on a road of self-discovery that culminated in his certification as Master Practitioner in Questionology – the art and science of asking better questions. Luc is also an experienced Toastmaster and holds diplomas in aviation and information technology; he is bilingual English/French.

 

 

Linda Thompson

Linda Thompson – Show Host

Linda's relationship with The Authors Show began in 2006 when she became a guest on the show multiple times prior to becoming a host. Among the many hats she wears, one is being the author of four books. An avid reader too, Linda takes pleasure in meeting new and returning author guests to learn the story behind the book. She often learns that the back story is the key to marketing a new book, be it fiction or non. She says if she ever has the time, she's going to write another book, this one about the joys of being a back yard farmer.

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