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1001 LA Nights

1001 LA Nights

By L. A. Rivers
LA Rivers brings stories to life reading the works of authors at all stages in their careers. Grab your favorite beverage, kick back and enjoy story-time for grownups.
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Ep 40 Featuring Dawn Hosmer and a Granny Annie story by LA Rivers

1001 LA Nights

It’s 2020 - here have a story
LA Rivers resumes season 2,. In Episode 13 LA Rivers chats Vegas, Short Stories, her best friend who’s a shaman, and a big shout out to Richard Ryan http:/ for being an awesome editor.
January 21, 2020
Stave 3 of Charles Dickens A Christmas Carol
The spirit of Christmas present visits Ebenezer Scrooge in Stave 3. LA Rivers is reading from the Project Gutenberg E-book. You can follow LA Rivers on
December 16, 2019
Part 2 of 5 of Charles Dickens A Christmas Carol
LA Rivers reads Stave 2, The Spirit of Christmas Past from A Christmas Carol by Charles Dickens. The manuscript can be found on Project Gutenberg. You can follow LA Rivers on
December 09, 2019
Ghastly tales of holiday cheer
LA Rivers interviews author Fallacious Fiction of the Twitter #writingcommunity and reads part 1 of Charles Dickens, A Christmas Carol from Project Gutenberg’s library.
December 02, 2019
December 2, 2019
December 02, 2019
Halloween Special 2019 - Edgar Allen Poe Edition
LA Rivers interviews author, podcaster and marketing expert, Ryan P Freeman of about his upcoming book helping first time authors “get things right the first time.” Rivers reads from two Project Gutenberg editions of Edgar Allen Poe. Get comfy, cozy and prepare to hide under the covers.
October 29, 2019
Ep 8: Crafting World Solutions Through Storytelling
LA Rivers is back from Bioneers and once again thinking about how writers have a responsibility for crafting solutions to world problems. She reads an excerpt next novel a metaphysical thriller called “Living by Luna”
October 21, 2019
Writing What You Know: All The Feels Episode
LA Rivers talks about the writer’s secret weapon, observation, interviews about how he ended up an erotic fiction author & why he moved to urban fantasy. Http:// and Rivers reads the end of Bully Proof yarn where young Mason makes some life determining decisions.
October 14, 2019
Beta Reader Madness and other fine writing thoughts
L.A. Rivers bows to Beta Reader, EJ Dawson’s demands for one more story, plus reads said story “Made with Love” a slightly gritty Granny Tale. Lad lit legend, Adam Eccles joins LA Rivers as this week’s guest discussing rom-com from the lad side of romance. You can find Adam on and find his books on Amazon.
October 07, 2019
Take Your Shot: Make yourself seen and heard!
LA Rivers talks about the importance of taking your shot. Why it’s important to respond to calls for interviews and submissions. She reads from her upcoming book “The Double Bubble Conjecture: A collection of extraordinary everyday events” and finishes up with chatting character development. For info about her passion project mentioned on the show go to
September 29, 2019
Compelling Stories
LA Rivers discusses storytelling, love, passion and music with her special guests Heston & Connie Cleveland. Plus Rivers reads a snippet of 1001 LA Nights’ favorite guests, Richard T Ryan’s Merchant of Menace now available on amazon. You can read more on Rivers personal blog here:
September 23, 2019
Exciting News
LA Rivers shares all kinds of good news from books to Ph D candidacy to a dream come true. Plus she reads from Bully Proof Yarn - Patrons get the full story at
September 12, 2019
J. Nathanial Corres joins me to chat books, dragons and read from Hearts and Scales.
Rivers chats about culture, stories and being on a movie set, then brings on her special guest J. Nathanial Corres. You can find J. Nathanial Corres work at and follow him on
September 08, 2019
Interview with a dark lord
L. A. Rivers is back for season 2! She talks about surviving falling off the Internet and interviews (Jeff Mach) about his fantastic tome now on audible - There and NEVER, EVER Back Again by Jeff Mach, narrated by Jordan get it here: - The cold reading is a snippet of a surreal short story, Plucky by L A Rivers.
August 31, 2019
Ep 43 Mauger S Staunton Writing Coach-Consultant
@MaugerDStaunton & LA Rivers talk writing and writers - Mauger is a coach & consultant for writers.
May 20, 2019
Ep 42 Ric Ryan
Happy Mother’s Day • Anchor • Richard Ryan Author & Editor • My babies by LA Rivers • Promoting your books for extra content go to
May 12, 2019
Ep 41 Agent Nicole Bezanson
LA Rivers interviews literary agent, Nicole Beazonson Of Metamorphosis Literary Agency about what writers need to know about agents as we gear up for Pitmad in June. You can find Nicole at Http:// , Http:// , Http:// & on Twitter . LA reads from her current short story in program featuring as Dru a twenty something artist stuck in a small town.
May 05, 2019
Ep 40 Featuring Dawn Hosmer and a Granny Annie story by LA Rivers
In this episode LA Rivers interviews author Dawn Hosmer, @dawnhosmer7 of the Twitter Writing Community about her publishing journey and why her second book is the first published work. You can find Dawn at - This week LA Rivers reads from her short story, “Ties That Bind.”
April 28, 2019
Ep 39 LA Rivers interviews Shervin Hojat poet & author of Symphony of My Heart
You can find Shervin Hojat at - Symphony of My Heart is available on Amazon, Kindle and Audible.
April 22, 2019
Ep 37 Ryan P. Freeman & a short story by LA Rivers
Ryan P. Freeman is LA Rivers guest, Freeman is a multitalented writer, audio producer and PR specialist. They talk fantasy, Mark Twain, and the need to nurture contemporary talent. Find Freeman’s work at - Today’s story is by LA Rivers, “For the love of Mother” is a mother’s eye view of the pressures mothers face in a post Freudian world.
April 14, 2019
Ep 36 Special Guest EJ Dawson
LA Rivers interviews author, EJ Dawson about her love of books, writing and being possessed by the story she wrote in 25 days. Rivers reads 2 sample chapters from the afore mentioned book Behind the Veil. You can find EJ on and at For more info about this podcast go to
April 05, 2019
Ep 35: Chad Ard Interview Plus Poems & Short Story
LA Rivers interviews gritty realist, Chad Ard, then reads from his book, “Forever Striking A Crucified Pose”. You can find Chad on and at To submit your work to 1001 LA Nights go to
March 29, 2019
Ep 34 Eve Corso Interview & Reading Pauline Yates’ “As The Tide Turns.” Celebrating 5k on Twitter
LA Rivers celebrates reaching the magic 5K followers on Twitter, interviews Eve Corso about her new release, Esteban & Marialena available now, then reads Pauline Yates’ “As The Tide Turns” published on Elena Hartwell’s blog and “We’ll See About That” by LA Rivers. In the last segment Rivers announces the winner for the character placement in one of her short stories and gives instructions on how to claim it. Listeners don’t need to be disappointed for not being selected, since Rivers has come up with a cunning plan!
March 24, 2019
Ep. 33 Interview with WB Welch & Reading from Blood Drops
LA Rivers interviews author WB Welch about her recent collection of short horror stories in Blood Drops. Rivers reads two short stories from the powerful collection , be ready to be gut punched. You can find WB Welch on and her book Blood Drops is now on Amazon and Kindle.
March 22, 2019
Ep 32: Author Leo McBride and a reading from Gideon Marcus’s “Andy & Tina.”
LA Rivers interviews @alteredinstinct (Twitter) Leo McBride, they talk short stories, literature and the craft of writing. The cold reading in this episode is of “Andy and Tina” a short story from the Inklings Press anthology “Tales From Alternate Earth” by Gideon Marcus @journeygalactic. You can find out more on and at To support this podcast and become a part of the writers salon go to
March 15, 2019
Episode 31: Interview w/Ric Ryan
LA Rivers interviews author Richard Ryan acclaimed author of Sherlock Holmes Books such as The Vatican Cameos - Follow Richard on Twitter @ricryan52 - This episode’s reading is LA Rivers reading LA Rivers! A short story entitled the Double Bubble Conjecture is 12 minutes worth of good story time. And we wrap up the program with a chat about short stories and Ray Bradbury.
March 08, 2019
Ep. 30 Poetry & Activism with Satwinder Isser
Activist, teacher & poet, Satwinder Isser joins LA Rivers to discuss diversity, cultural appropriation and spirituality. Plus Satwinder shares her poems. You can find out more about Satwinder’s program at find her on twitter @issersimone. Want to join LA Rivers as a guest on the podcast? Go to
March 03, 2019
Ep 29: Galactic Journey & Aspen Knudsen
LA Rivers interviews founder Gideon Marcus & reads a sample of Aspen Knudsen’s book Blood Rose, For ad free listening & special content you can support this podcast at
March 02, 2019
Ep 28: Alisha Howard - Guest Author
LA Rivers interviews Chicago author Alisha Howard @alishamwrites - Twitter shout outs to @ejdawsonauthor @JourneyGalactic @AspenKnudsen - Alisha reads from her novel Awakener Find out more about Alisha here . In the last segment LA talks a little bit about her own short story collection coming out in March/April 2019
February 22, 2019
Ep 27: Book Promotions (that don’t break the bank)
LA Rivers brings you a very special episode all about promoting your work. You can discover more info as a patron on and on
February 17, 2019
Ep 26: Author Spotlight- Sean Nash
Twitter shoutouts to @KellyOhlert @GoodwoodAlpha. I interview Sean Nash and read from his novel, The Crop Duster’s Son, available on You can find more on Sean’s blog * In the final segment LA Rivers talks about inclusion and authentic voices.
February 15, 2019
Ep 25: Author spotlight
LA Rivers gives shoutouts to the Twitter #writingcommunity @evecorsobooks, @ColdHeart_Prj @JNathanialC56 @Shimaira - Then interviews Australian author, Zack Riley who you can find on YouTube LA Rivers reads the short story The Dead Don’t Dream by LB Shimaira from the Netherlands. You ca. Find her work on Wattpad - To submit your short stories or be interviewed on the podcast go to
February 08, 2019
Ep 24 - The Heron
LA Rivers gives shoutouts to @GatekeeperDark & @AspenKnudsen of the Writing Community on Twitter and announces her special guest for the Friday episode- Feb 8, 2019. After some blah-blah-blah about you becoming a Patron on - She reads from her short story “The Heron” and to round off the show LA Rivers talks about how to pitch your work to be more successful as a writer. You can pitch your stories to be read here at
February 05, 2019
Ep 23 A little romance
LA Rivers reads Clyde Andrew’s romantic comedy “Enough Blue Sky To Mend A Pair Of Sailors Trousers” - In this sweet comic romance Dave discovers that soul mates aren’t gender specific. With a little help from some cosmic friends Dave makes some pretty big decisions. -
February 01, 2019
Ep 22: Faerytale Revised
LA Rivers procrastinating by podcasting reads from her Faerytale for Grownups. Rivers also gives authors and writers some valuable information about marketing their book(s) in the last segment.
January 28, 2019
Ep 21: Celebrating Writers
LA Rivers sings the praises of the Twitter writing community and reads aloud from A Love Most Robotic by Silas Vale available for preorder on Amazon. You can find us at
January 27, 2019
Ep 20: Reading from the Twitterverse
Host LA Rivers reads from Professor Algernon Whitlock’s Exotic and Fabulous Grand Tour of the Underworld by Leo McBride from the Anthology “Tales From The Underground” from Inklings Press. Go to follow Leo at and follow us @nights_la
January 25, 2019
Ep 19 - Women’s March Day
LA Rivers reads from her essay: Why Rage Isn’t Enough For Women.
January 20, 2019
EP 18: Very Short Stories
LA Rivers documents her audiobook reading journey, which has resulted in having to read tweets from #vss365 on Twitter. Plus she gives shout outs to her author friends on Twitter and The offer to read your work on the podcast is open.
January 19, 2019
Ep: 17 - Empowering Poems From a Crazy Year
LA Rivers is reading sarcastic poems in this episode and having a discussion about reading/writing erotica. Big shout out to the #writingcommunity on Twitter. Love to hear your thoughts, reach out on Twitter. @Nights_LA
January 13, 2019
A Faerytale for Grownups
Super fun episode! Reading from a new story in progress “An Impish Wish.” Also talking about audiobooks, getting and receiving feedback and Align Network International. ANI is a support network for creatives to give and receive important support & skill building to help grow your confidence, grow your passion filled career and make a real difference. Http:// and follow me on Twitter for writerly fun! @nights_LA
January 10, 2019
Ep. 13: A love of books
New Year 2019 • Walking Shoes • Short story reading: A Cave Full Of Treasure • Walking Shoes • Writing stories with friends • West follow me on Twitter @nights_la or at
January 01, 2019
Ep 12: This Rose Shall Not Wither
She was the ultimate goth punk gorgeous bitch. Wild child underground legend in San Francisco’s beyond alternative scene in the 90’s. Here is my eulogy for a friend.
December 23, 2018
EP 11: They Called Me Fearless
Anchor • By Line in Literary Review • Walking Shoes • They Called Me Fearless • Walking Shoes • Way Shower • West. Follow LA Rivers at and on Twitter @nights_LA
December 17, 2018
EP 10: New First Chapter
1001 LA Nights is the weaving of two incredible tales experienced almost twenty years apart. In this episode LA Rivers shares the beginning of the new first chapter. Follow on Twitter @nights_la
November 28, 2018
Ep 7: Rootbeer and phone sex
L A Rivers reads another vignette from 1001 LA Nights. Middle aged mom learns how to sext on a muggy August LA Night.
November 08, 2018
Ep 5: Simple pleasures
On Day 2 of NaNoWriMo we’re reading the last vignette from the beginning of 1001 LA Nights. In this podcast luxuriating in the little things like a long hot soak in an oversized tub is the focus. You can get the full story and juicy background bits by joining me on or on Twitter @nights_la Thank you for listening
November 03, 2018
Ep 4: NaNoWriMo Plans
Almost 20 years after I left my first marriage broken-hearted, I found myself leaving my second wanting to live again. So begins 1001 LA Nights, the true story of one woman’s quest to love and live life. Will be writing the 7 day escape story as part of 1001 LA Nights during the month of November.
October 31, 2018
Ep 2: Intoxicating Oxygen
Laurie reads another vignette. The unfolding of self as she wound her way down HWY 101 into the redwoods. To get access to the full short stories in pdf, paperback and audio formats join as a patron for as little as $2 a month!
October 27, 2018
Ep 1: So it begins
Author L.A. Rivers talks about the sensual nature of life * 1001 LA Nights into reading * A Gen X redemption. Find L.A. Rivers on Patreon at Instagram @1001LANights
October 25, 2018