In The News

Featured “Dropping In” Podcast with Diane Dewey to talk about hybrid publishing and author rights.


Featured on The Dick and Boonies Podcast to chat all things writing, whiskey, music, and 15 years of old friendship. 


Featured The Wordy Traveler Podcast to discuss all things book and travel, Part 1 and Part 2



Featured on rush hour show “Driving With Gass: That Metal Pedal” on 93.9 KWSS several times



Voted Most Metal Journalist at the Heavy Metal Television 3rd Anniversary Awards in 2015 (20 minutes in)



Featured in a guest post on Haulix about The Gender Gap in Heavy Metal




  • Lauren was the only female judge for the Heavy Metal Television VJ Auditions, broadcasted live, in August 2014 and 2015.
  • Lauren also hosted “The Cutting Edge of Metal” on the station throughout 2014 and early 2015



January 2015:
On Phoenix People, Lauren discusses the publishing industry, tips for authors, her favorite music interviews and Arizona bands, Heavy Metal Television — and her top five favorite things about living in Phoenix.



August 2014:
Midnight Publishing was featured on Channel 12 KPNX news. Founder Lauren Wise discusses the current state of the publishing industry, and gives advice for first-time authors. Plus, two of Midnight Publishing’s featured authors are interviewed and given free promotion for their books!



July 2014:
Lauren was featured on, a music industry spotlight, for her work in the world of music journalism. Learn a few quirky facts, like what her first “fan girl” moment was, advice for other freelance writers, and what it is about heavy metal that keeps her always coming back for more.



April 2014:
Listen to founder Lauren Wise’s podcast interview, “The Media Architects of Change”, as she discusses the changing publishing industry on Dr. Zara Larsen’s “Circle of Change” radio show on 104.1 The Truth.