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Mysterious Goings On

By J. Alexander Greenwood
Every week, we take on the mysteries of creativity, writing, and more. Listen in and find out why Mysterious Goings On with J. Alexander Greenwood is a favorite show for top-selling authors, leading creative thinkers, and people making a difference in our society.
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Chica and the Man
When Sonia Iris Lozada and Alex met on Mysterious Goings On they laughed, joked, and discussed many subjects besides the reason she was there in the first place, to be interviewed regarding her books. They had so much fun that Sonia had Alex on her podcast Poetic Resurrection.  A friendship developed and here we are with Chica & the Man.  Follow the podcast here. Visit the website here. Read Alex's Latest!  Kirkus Review of PILATE'S FAITH: https://www.kirkusreviews.com/book-reviews/j-alexander-greenwood/pilates-faith/ Order PILATE'S FAITH: https://amzn.to/3DWhyos. Buy Alex Greenwood's books on Amazon.com. This episode of the Mysterious Goings On Podcast was recorded and mixed at Green Shebeen Studios in beautiful Kansas City, Missouri. Copyright 2021, all rights reserved. No reproduction, excerpting, or other use without written permission. We are an Amazon Associates seller, some of our links may earn us a commission.
45:51
January 07, 2022
Chatting and Spinning in the UK
Alex appeared on the Chat and Spin radio show in the UK. Check it out! Kirkus Review of PILATE'S FAITH: https://www.kirkusreviews.com/book-reviews/j-alexander-greenwood/pilates-faith/ Order PILATE'S FAITH: https://amzn.to/3DWhyos. Buy Alex Greenwood's books on Amazon.com. This episode of the Mysterious Goings On Podcast was recorded and mixed at Green Shebeen Studios in beautiful Kansas City, Missouri. Copyright 2021, all rights reserved. No reproduction, excerpting, or other use without written permission. We are an Amazon Associates seller, some of our links may earn us a commission.
04:15
December 30, 2021
Tasteless
What does Alex have in common with actor and food raconteur Stanley Tucci? Listen in and find out. Get Tucci's book, Taste: My Life Through Food here. Listen to "The Knife in My Back" here. Listen to "On Losing It" here. Kirkus Review of PILATE'S FAITH: https://www.kirkusreviews.com/book-reviews/j-alexander-greenwood/pilates-faith/ Order PILATE'S FAITH: https://amzn.to/3DWhyos. Buy Alex Greenwood's books on Amazon.com. Original theme music "Mysterious Goings On" by Jamie Green. Want your own cool score for your podcast or website? Contact Jamie at Greenhouse Consulting. Check out Jamie's interview on the show here. This episode of the Mysterious Goings On Podcast was recorded and mixed at Green Shebeen Studios in beautiful Kansas City, Missouri. Copyright 2021, all rights reserved. No reproduction, excerpting, or other use without written permission. We are an Amazon Associates seller, some of our links may earn us a commission.
26:58
December 28, 2021
Pop Culture Potpourri with Emma Alvarez Gibson
Listen in for a wide-ranging chat about pop culture with Emma Alvarez Gibson. Emma is the mind behind A Brief Compendium of Cool, a space in which to examine what comprises cool—beyond trends, beyond the current era, and is also damn fun to talk with. She and Alex talk about what's good, like Ted Lasso, what's troubling, like Anthony Bourdain, and what's not so great, as in just about all of the Star Treks since 2009--plus much more! More about Emma: https://alvarezgibson.com/ * The Dossier Agency: https://dossieragency.com/about/ Kirkus Review of PILATE'S FAITH: https://www.kirkusreviews.com/book-reviews/j-alexander-greenwood/pilates-faith/ Order PILATE'S FAITH: https://amzn.to/3DWhyos Order BOURDAIN: https://amzn.to/32whpdz Buy Alex Greenwood's books on Amazon.com. Original theme music "Mysterious Goings On" by Jamie Green. Want your own cool score for your podcast or website? Contact Jamie at Greenhouse Consulting. Check out Jamie's interview on the show here. This episode of the Mysterious Goings On Podcast was recorded and mixed at Green Shebeen Studios in beautiful Kansas City, Missouri. Copyright 2021, all rights reserved. No reproduction, excerpting, or other use without written permission. We are an Amazon Associates seller, some of our links may earn us a commission.
47:52
December 23, 2021
Luke Gherardi on Children of Violence
Today's guest is Luke Gherardi, author of Children of Violence, a novella about the harsher side of American life. A no holds barred Drama/ thriller, loosely based on real events from the Author's life. The book covers topics of religious extremism, inner-city poverty, violence, drug use, racism. Listen in for this up-and-coming new voice in fiction. Connect: https://www.lukegherardi.com/. Buy the book: https://amzn.to/2WLN9ZG Buy Alex a cup of coffee and support the show here: https://anchor.fm/j-alexander-greenwood/support Follow Mysterious Goings On wherever you get your podcasts or go to MGOPod.com and sign up for our email newsletter. Get Alex's new book, THE PODCAST OPTION: https://amzn.to/3hH0rNC Buy Alex Greenwood's books on Amazon.com. Original theme music "Mysterious Goings On" by Jamie Green. Want your own cool score for your podcast or website? Contact Jamie at Greenhouse Consulting. Check out Jamie's interview on the show here. This episode of the Mysterious Goings On Podcast was recorded and mixed at Green Shebeen Studios in beautiful Kansas City, Missouri. Copyright 2021, all rights reserved. No reproduction, excerpting, or other use without written permission. We are an Amazon Associates seller, some of our links may earn us a commission.
33:39
December 16, 2021
Exit the Maze with Dr. Donna Marks
America is addicted to… being addicted. And during the pandemic, COVID has accelerated the addictive mindset. Too many of us abuse one or more things, whether it is smoking cigarettes, vaping, having sex, drugging, drinking, eating, gambling, shopping, or any of a dozen or more unhealthy and sometimes life-threatening, possibly illegal, career-ending, family-damaging habits. We are caught in a maze, like a lab rat. Our guest today, Dr. Donna Marks, says it is time to Exit The Maze. “Addiction behavior operates like a hungry mouse looking for cheese in a maze,” says Dr. Marks, based in South Florida. Listen in! Order the book and learn more at drdonnamarks.com. Buy the book on Amazon at: https://amzn.to/3CYqB7q Buy Alex a cup of coffee here: https://anchor.fm/j-alexander-greenwood/support Follow Mysterious Goings On wherever you get your podcasts or go to MGOPod.com and sign up for our email newsletter. Get Alex's new book, THE PODCAST OPTION: https://amzn.to/3hH0rNC Buy Alex Greenwood's books on Amazon.com. Original theme music "Mysterious Goings On" by Jamie Green. Want your own cool score for your podcast or website? Contact Jamie at Greenhouse Consulting. Check out Jamie's interview on the show here. This episode of the Mysterious Goings On Podcast was recorded and mixed at Green Shebeen Studios in beautiful Kansas City, Missouri. Copyright 2021, all rights reserved. No reproduction, excerpting, or other use without written permission. We are an Amazon Associates seller, some of our links may earn us a commission.
32:07
December 14, 2021
Cassandra Lane on Honoring Our Ancestors
When Cassandra Lane finds herself pregnant at thirty-five, the knowledge sends her on a poignant exploration of memory to prepare for her entry into motherhood. She moves between the twentieth-century rural South and present-day Los Angeles, reimagining the intimate life of her great-grandparents Mary Magdelene Magee and Burt Bridges, and Burt’s lynching at the hands of vengeful white men in his southern town.   We Are Bridges turns to creative nonfiction to reclaim a family history from violent erasure so that a mother can gift her child with an ancestral blueprint for their future. Haunting and poetic, this debut traces the strange fruit borne from the roots of personal loss in one Black family—and considers how to take back one’s American story. Listen in for a wonderful conversation about race, writing, and what we can do to resurrect the memory of our ancestors.  Buy the book: https://amzn.to/2X5mMO4 Connect: Website: cassandralane.net @casslanewrites on Twitter, @cassandra.lane71 on Instagram, @cassandralaneauthor on Facebook NPR Review: In 'We Are Bridges,' A Writer Resurrects Her Great Grandfather's Memory Buy Alex a cup of coffee here: https://anchor.fm/j-alexander-greenwood/support Follow Mysterious Goings On wherever you get your podcasts or go to MGOPod.com and sign up for our email newsletter. Get Alex's new book, THE PODCAST OPTION: https://amzn.to/3hH0rNC Buy Alex Greenwood's books on Amazon.com. Original theme music "Mysterious Goings On" by Jamie Green. Want your own cool score for your podcast or website? Contact Jamie at Greenhouse Consulting. Check out Jamie's interview on the show here. This episode of the Mysterious Goings On Podcast was recorded and mixed at Green Shebeen Studios in beautiful Kansas City, Missouri. Copyright 2021, all rights reserved. No reproduction, excerpting, or other use without written permission. We are an Amazon Associates seller, some of our links may earn us a commission.
35:55
December 09, 2021
Storytelling and Childrens Books with Michael Pellico
What is the secret to successful children's books? Today we ask author, film producer, and medical researcher Michael Pellico. He grew up in a busy household where both parents worked non-stop to provide for their 11 children. Pellico, as the oldest sibling, took it upon himself to entertain and enlighten his brothers and sisters with creative, escapist, values-based stories. Without even television to distract the kids, Michael held court regularly. He would continue the tradition of telling fantastic stories built around values of friendship, courage, curiosity, and hope to his niece, Sabrina. These delightful stories now form the foundation of his children's book publishing company, Moonbow Publishing. He has authored the first five books with no signs of slowing down. Listen in to learn about the best way to write children's books by this medical researcher by day, storyteller always. Connect: https://moonbowpublishing.com/ Buy the book: The Perfect Christmas Tree here: https://amzn.to/3prhY1L IMDB: https://www.imdb.com/name/nm6420498/ Skater Girl: https://www.imdb.com/title/tt6964940/?ref_=fn_al_tt_1 Buy Alex a cup of coffee and support the show here: https://anchor.fm/j-alexander-greenwood/support Follow Mysterious Goings On wherever you get your podcasts or go to MGOPod.com and sign up for our email newsletter. Get Alex's new book, THE PODCAST OPTION: https://amzn.to/3hH0rNC Buy Alex Greenwood's books on Amazon.com. Get his latest, PILATE'S FAITH: https://amzn.to/3pOPOht. Original theme music "Mysterious Goings On" by Jamie Green. Want your own cool score for your podcast or website? Contact Jamie at Greenhouse Consulting. Check out Jamie's interview on the show here. This episode of the Mysterious Goings On Podcast was recorded and mixed at Green Shebeen Studios in beautiful Kansas City, Missouri. Copyright 2021, all rights reserved. No reproduction, excerpting, or other use without written permission. We are an Amazon Associates seller, some of our links may earn us a commission.
33:27
December 07, 2021
Why Midlife Bites with Bestselling Author Jen Mann
Jen Mann had what appeared to be the perfect life: a successful career as a New York Times bestselling author and award-winning blogger, a devoted husband, teenage kids who weren’t total jerks, and a badass minivan. So, imagine her surprise when, at forty-seven years old, a midlife crisis kicked her straight in the ladybits. Listen in as we explore the epiphanies that led to her writing the hilarious and raw book, her advice to women facing their own midlife crisis, and even some thoughts for their male partners.  Pre-order her new book, MIDLIFE BITES here: https://amzn.to/3GhpaD1 Order her New York Times bestseller PEOPLE I WANT TO PUNCH IN THE THROAT here: https://amzn.to/3pwESn1 Connect with Jen: JenMannWrites.com  Listen to her podcast: https://podcasts.apple.com/us/podcast/no-pants-required-with-jen-mann/id1588340416 Buy Alex Greenwood's books on Amazon.com. Original theme music "Mysterious Goings On" by Jamie Green. Want your own cool score for your podcast or website? Contact Jamie at Greenhouse Consulting. Check out Jamie's interview on the show here. This episode of the Mysterious Goings On Podcast was recorded and mixed at Green Shebeen Studios in beautiful Kansas City, Missouri. Copyright 2021, all rights reserved. No reproduction, excerpting, or other use without written permission. We are an Amazon Associates seller, some of our links may earn us a commission.
33:19
December 02, 2021
Carl H. Mitchell on Dystopian Fiction
Many Americans may be asking themselves the following questions today, given our political climate: · How do we survive amongst a fractured, divided nation? · What happens if an extreme, rigid, corrupt government comes into being? · How do we combat the dangers of centralized power and power-hungry individuals? · What happens when oil runs out and our energy grid is controlled by just one entity? To answer these questions, we meet engineer and author Carl H. Mitchell, who imagines a dystopian world in his books that enlightens, informs, and entertains his readers. Listen in! Website: https://www.carlhmitchell.com/ Buy Sundown: https://amzn.to/38X47qB Please support the show with a small donation, here: https://anchor.fm/j-alexander-greenwood/support Subscribe to Mysterious Goings On wherever you get your podcasts or go to MGOPod.com and sign up for our email newsletter. Get Alex's new book, THE PODCAST OPTION: https://amzn.to/3hH0rNC Buy Alex Greenwood's books on Amazon.com. Original theme music "Mysterious Goings On" by Jamie Green. Want your own cool score for your podcast or website? Contact Jamie at Greenhouse Consulting. Check out Jamie's interview on the show here. This episode of the Mysterious Goings On Podcast was recorded and mixed at Green Shebeen Studios in beautiful Kansas City, Missouri. Copyright 2021, all rights reserved. No reproduction, excerpting, or other use without written permission. We are an Amazon Associates seller, some of our links may earn us a commission. Get detailed show notes at MGOPod.com.
34:60
November 30, 2021
News about PILATE'S FAITH and What's Coming Up on MGO
Alex shares news of a great review of PILATE's FAITH, the latest John Pilate Mystery, and what you can expect here on the show in the final month of the year. Kirkus Review of PILATE'S FAITH: https://www.kirkusreviews.com/book-reviews/j-alexander-greenwood/pilates-faith/ Order PILATE'S FAITH: https://amzn.to/3DWhyos Order LIFE IS TO BE CELEBRATED: https://amzn.to/3xA9J5G Listen to Robert Lee Hill's latest appearance on MGO: https://anchor.fm/dashboard/episode/e1a14pa Buy Alex Greenwood's books on Amazon.com. Original theme music "Mysterious Goings On" by Jamie Green. Want your own cool score for your podcast or website? Contact Jamie at Greenhouse Consulting. Check out Jamie's interview on the show here. This episode of the Mysterious Goings On Podcast was recorded and mixed at Green Shebeen Studios in beautiful Kansas City, Missouri. Copyright 2021, all rights reserved. No reproduction, excerpting, or other use without written permission. We are an Amazon Associates seller, some of our links may earn us a commission.
10:23
November 26, 2021
Detective Stories and Social Analysis with Maria Marotti
What do detective stories and social analysis have in common? Find out when we speak with Maria Marotti, Ph.D. Marotti is a full-time fiction writer, retired academic, and alternative health practitioner, author of a mystery series and humorous animal memoirs. She has many insights to share about the detective story as a tool for social analysis. Listen in! Connect: mariamarotti-author.com Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/MariaMarotti.author Buy The Etruscan Princess: https://amzn.to/3l9VA9t This Mysterious Goings On Podcast episode was recorded and mixed at Green Shebeen Studios in beautiful Kansas City, Missouri. Copyright 2021, all rights reserved. No reproduction, excerpting, or other use without written permission. Get detailed show notes at MGOPod.com.
38:01
November 23, 2021
Henya Drescher's Stolen Truth
HENYA DRESCHER is a novelist from New York. Her stories have appeared in several magazines, and she is an active contributor to Medium.com. She is currently working on a third novel. She writes suspense thrillers in which her heroines respond fearlessly to testing circumstances, satisfying a universal appeal by allowing readers a peek into their challenged lives. Today she speaks to us about psychological fiction and her new book, STOLEN TRUTH.  Buy the book: https://amzn.to/3zT7wl6 Connect: https://henyadrescher.com/ Buy Alex a cup of coffee here: https://anchor.fm/j-alexander-greenwood/support Follow Mysterious Goings On wherever you get your podcasts or go to MGOPod.com and sign up for our email newsletter. Get Alex's new book, THE PODCAST OPTION: https://amzn.to/3hH0rNC Buy Alex Greenwood's books on Amazon.com. Original theme music "Mysterious Goings On" by Jamie Green. Want your own cool score for your podcast or website? Contact Jamie at Greenhouse Consulting. Check out Jamie's interview on the show here. This episode of the Mysterious Goings On Podcast was recorded and mixed at Green Shebeen Studios in beautiful Kansas City, Missouri. Copyright 2021, all rights reserved. No reproduction, excerpting, or other use without written permission. We are an Amazon Associates seller, some of our links may earn us a commission.
40:39
November 18, 2021
PC Smith on Writing Her Debut at Age 84
P.C. Smith was a well-known stained glass in Carmel-by-the-Sea, California, for 15 years, creating custom pieces for celebrities and clients all around the world. Upon retirement, she took up her second love, writing, and has published poetry and short stories before writing her debut novel, The Shingle Weaver’s Picnic, at age 84.  This startling and acclaimed debut transports us to a long-gone era and takes us intimately inside of a shocking story of a close-knit family touched by tragedy in the darkest days of the Second World War; and a young girl who must cope with the unthinkable when a child is murdered during her summer visit to her grandparents’ house. Join us for a spirited conversation! Buy the Book here: https://amzn.to/3mQmgOW Learn more here: https://authorpcsmith.com/home “The first thing that drew me to The Shingle Weaver’s Picnic is the cover, which portrays an idyllic childhood scene. The sense of childhood adventures, excitement, and curiosity exuded by the cover is excellently reflected in the narration and the characters…The narration flows exquisitely as the events unfold… The writing flows flawlessly, and I had a hard time putting the book down. Even the descriptions of food scenery, and everyday life are so enthralling that they kept me glued to the pages. I recommend this novel to readers who enjoy engrossing storylines and historical fiction set in the United States during World War II.” --Onlinebookclub.org Please support the show with a small donation, here: https://anchor.fm/j-alexander-greenwood/support Subscribe to Mysterious Goings On wherever you get your podcasts or go to MGOPod.com and sign up for our email newsletter. Get Alex's new book, THE PODCAST OPTION: https://amzn.to/3hH0rNC Buy Alex Greenwood's books on Amazon.com. Original theme music "Mysterious Goings On" by Jamie Green. Want your own cool score for your podcast or website? Contact Jamie at Greenhouse Consulting. Check out Jamie's interview on the show here. This episode of the Mysterious Goings On Podcast was recorded and mixed at Green Shebeen Studios in beautiful Kansas City, Missouri. Copyright 2021, all rights reserved. No reproduction, excerpting, or other use without written permission. We are an Amazon Associates seller, some of our links may earn us a commission.
31:58
November 16, 2021
Celebrating Life with Robert Lee Hill
Do you question how it's possible for life to be affirming, religion to be relevant, and our daily human journey to be full of hope in times riddled with division, cynicism, and negativity? If so, Robert Lee Hill has fifty-two messages for you. In Life is to Be Celebrated: Selected Sermons – Messages for the 21st Century (Caroline Street Press, 272 pages, October 2021), the author, poet, and minister responds to that overarching question with fifty-two messages born out of his experience as a pastor and community leader. Bob returns to the show today to talk about his book, who sermons are for, and his conception of what Hell actually is. Listen in! Hill served as minister at Community Christian Church in Kansas City, Missouri, from 1985 until semiretirement in 2015. He is a nonfiction writer, poet, and community consultant for organizations focusing on social justice issues, including excellence in education, voter registration, and quality health care. He has written or edited ten books, including the acclaimed Life's Too Short for Anything But Love (Woodneath Press 214 pages, March 2021) and All You Need is More Love (Caroline Street Press 239 pages, May 2020). For more information, visit https://revhill.wordpress.com/about/. Paperback and eBook are also available online at Amazon.com: https://amzn.to/306T8Kt Listen to Bob's first interview on the show in 2020 here: https://mgopod.com/f/what-the-world-needs-now-with-robert-lee-hill. Buy Alex a cup of coffee and support the show here: https://anchor.fm/j-alexander-greenwood/support Follow Mysterious Goings On wherever you get your podcasts or go to MGOPod.com and sign up for our email newsletter. Get Alex's new book, THE PODCAST OPTION: https://amzn.to/3hH0rNC Buy Alex Greenwood's books on Amazon.com.  Original theme music "Mysterious Goings On" by Jamie Green. Want your own cool score for your podcast or website? Contact Jamie at Greenhouse Consulting. Check out Jamie's interview on the show here. Copyright 2021, all rights reserved. No reproduction, excerpting, or other use without written permission. We are an Amazon Associate.
40:16
November 10, 2021
Carl Buccellato on Turning the Page
When Carl Buccellato was clearing old files out from his garage, he came across boxes of journals and scribbles that served as a means of capturing memories. At the urging of his wife, Buccellato compiled his various papers and drafted a single book of them. To Every Page A Turning: One Life’s Journey, is a fictitious story that leans heavily on Buccellato’s personal experiences. Born and raised in an Italian household in Brooklyn, Buccellato grew up as the child of an alcoholic in near-poverty conditions, but eventually experienced great success as an adult, despite medical struggles that left him dealing with divorce and substance abuse.  “While many will read it as a biography of the author, it is not,” said Buccellato. “In my mind, it is more of a historical novel depicting the lives and impact of the generation following World War II, and through the remainder of the twentieth century. It is a composite of many people and events over several decades.” Listen in for an enlightening conversation! Connect: https://toeverypageaturning.com/. Buy the book: https://amzn.to/2WoHMzr Buy Alex a cup of coffee here: https://anchor.fm/j-alexander-greenwood/support Follow Mysterious Goings On wherever you get your podcasts or go to MGOPod.com and sign up for our email newsletter. Get Alex's new book, THE PODCAST OPTION: https://amzn.to/3hH0rNC Buy Alex Greenwood's books on Amazon.com. Original theme music "Mysterious Goings On" by Jamie Green. Want your own cool score for your podcast or website? Contact Jamie at Greenhouse Consulting. Check out Jamie's interview on the show here. This episode of the Mysterious Goings On Podcast was recorded and mixed at Green Shebeen Studios in beautiful Kansas City, Missouri. Copyright 2021, all rights reserved. No reproduction, excerpting, or other use without written permission. We are an Amazon Associates seller, some of our links may earn us a commission.
37:11
November 09, 2021
James A. Ross on Coldwater and the Moth
James A. Ross has at various times been a Peace Corps Volunteer in the Congo, a Congressional Staffer, and a Wall Street Lawyer.  His debut novel, HUNTING TEDDY ROOSEVELT, won the Independent Press Distinguished Favorite award for historical fiction, is a finalist for the National Indie Excellence Award for historical fiction, and was shortlisted for a Goethe Historical Fiction Award. His debut mystery novel, COLDWATER REVENGE appeared in April 2021 and reached #15 on the Amazon mystery bestseller chart. The second book in the series, COLDWATER CONFESSION, is coming soon.   Ross’s short fiction has appeared in numerous literary journals and his short story, Aux Secours, was nominated for a Pushcart Prize.   He is a frequent contributor to, and several times winner of, the live storytelling competition, Cabin Fever Story Slam, and he has appeared as a guest storyteller on the Moth Main Stage.   Listen in for a delightful conversation! Ross’s live performances, online stories, newsletter sign-up and much more can be found on his website: https://jamesrossauthor.com. BUY THE BOOK: https://amzn.to/3umDhSH Give Alex a cup of coffee here: https://anchor.fm/j-alexander-greenwood/support Follow Mysterious Goings On wherever you get your podcasts or go to MGOPod.com and sign up for our email newsletter. Get Alex's new book, THE PODCAST OPTION: https://amzn.to/3hH0rNC Buy Alex Greenwood's books on Amazon.com. Original theme music "Mysterious Goings On" by Jamie Green. Want your own cool score for your podcast or website? Contact Jamie at Greenhouse Consulting. Check out Jamie's interview on the show here. This episode of the Mysterious Goings On Podcast was recorded and mixed at Green Shebeen Studios in beautiful Kansas City, Missouri. Copyright 2021, all rights reserved. No reproduction, excerpting, or other use without written permission. We are an Amazon Associates seller, some of our links may earn us a commission.
30:19
November 04, 2021
JOHN PILATE MYSTERY GIVEAWAY AND PRE-ORDER!
In the end…it all comes down to PILATE’S FAITH...Book Eight in the Beloved John Pilate Mysteries! Pilate's Faith...pre-order now for Black Friday delivery. Surviving a recent attempt on his life, a weary John Pilate returns to Cross Township, where a bizarre string of shootings has paralyzed the tiny college town. Pilate joins forces with the law to find out why people are being terrorized in his name and stop it. Unfortunately, when he turns to his family for support, he finds only hardened hearts. People are dying, accusing fingers are pointed his way, and he has nowhere left to turn. Everything John Pilate believes in: family, sanity, and even himself, are shaken to the core in Pilate’s Faith Pre-orders are the lifeblood of new books. Please *order now and you'll get the ebook delivered to your Kindle or ereader on Black Friday! Click here to order! ENTER FOR A CHANCE TO WIN a Pilate's Faith EBOOK ON GOODREADS! Click here: https://www.goodreads.com/giveaway/show/334470-pilate-s-faith *Paperbacks will go on sale on Black Friday. Get the entire series here. Follow Alex on Goodreads! https://mgopod.com/f/pre-order-the-new-john-pilate-mystery-now We are an Amazon Associates seller, some of our links may earn us a commission. 9nD1RKljSsXDaV4wK06f
07:34
November 03, 2021
Humanity, Humility, and Adventure with Charlie Sheldon
Today on the show we discuss humanity, humility, and adventure with author Charlie Sheldon, who has a new book out this week! Sheldon went to Yale University and UMass, where he received a Masters Degree in Wildlife Biology/Resource Management. He worked in the fishing industry for 15 years as a deckhand, mate, skipper, and consultant, then relocated to the Pacific Northwest in 1990 to be near Olympic National Park. He worked at seaports for nearly 30 years as a planner, project manager, and executive. When he retired from seaports in 2012 he returned to sea as a merchant sailor for four years, working on various container and military vessels as Able Bodied Seaman and Bosun. He retired in 2016 to work full time at his writing. Nowadays he hikes in the Olympic National Park whenever he can, cooks for his wife, pesters his grandchildren, and continues to scribble tales. Connect: charliesheldon2.com Order Totem: https://amzn.to/3CgHXfZ Check out Alex's story on Kindle Vella: The Sign https://www.amazon.com/kindle-vella/story/B09DTGDSVK  Buy Alex a cup of coffee and support the show here: https://anchor.fm/j-alexander-greenwood/support Follow Mysterious Goings On wherever you get your podcasts or go to MGOPod.com and sign up for our email newsletter. Get Alex's new book, THE PODCAST OPTION: https://amzn.to/3hH0rNC Buy Alex Greenwood's books on Amazon.com. Original theme music "Mysterious Goings On" by Jamie Green. Want your own cool score for your podcast or website? Contact Jamie at Greenhouse Consulting. Check out Jamie's interview on the show here. This episode of the Mysterious Goings On Podcast was recorded and mixed at Green Shebeen Studios in beautiful Kansas City, Missouri. Copyright 2021, all rights reserved. No reproduction, excerpting, or other use without written permission. We are an Amazon Associates seller, some of our links may earn us a commission.
43:13
October 28, 2021
Spooky Stories for Halloween
It's time, kids! Join us for the Mysterious Goings On Halloween Special!  This episode features dramatic readings, weird happenings, spooky stories...and more. Check it out, featuring spine-tingling contributions from: Jason McIntyre ... Mike...The Tipsy Ghost Podcast...Dave...Eden Baylee...Bonnie...Amanda Steel...Michelle Ross...Brian...and more! Show Notes: https://mgopod.com/f/chilling-stories-for-halloween Sound FX from Zapsplat.com and Premonition by Naoya Sakamata | https://www.youtube.com/c/NaoyaSakamataPIANOmusicChannel Music promoted by https://www.free-stock-music.com  Creative Commons Attribution 3.0 Unported License Image: Photo by Monstera from Pexels Music: Ominous by Kevin MacLeod License: http://creativecommons.org/licenses/by/4.0/ Link: https://incompetech.filmmusic.io/song/4162-ominous Dark Hallway (clean) by Kevin MacLeod Link: https://incompetech.filmmusic.io/song/3607-dark-hallway-clean- Unseen Horrors by Kevin MacLeod Link: https://incompetech.filmmusic.io/song/4569-unseen-horrors Come Play with Me by Kevin MacLeod Link: https://incompetech.filmmusic.io/song/3526-come-play-with-me Greta Sting by Kevin MacLeod Link: https://incompetech.filmmusic.io/song/3827-greta-sting Unseen Horrors by Kevin MacLeod Link: https://incompetech.filmmusic.io/song/4569-unseen-horrors Stay The Course by Kevin MacLeod Link: https://incompetech.filmmusic.io/song/5048-stay-the-course Very Low Note by Kevin MacLeod Link: https://incompetech.filmmusic.io/song/4581-very-low-note Hush by Kevin MacLeod Link: https://incompetech.filmmusic.io/song/4986-hush Unease by Kevin MacLeod Link: https://incompetech.filmmusic.io/song/4562-unease Original theme music "Mysterious Goings On" by Jamie Green. Want your own cool score for your podcast or website? Contact Jamie at Greenhouse Consulting. Check out Jamie's interview on the show here.
01:00:03
October 26, 2021
Caitlin Berve on Urban Fantasy and Modern Fairy Tales
One area of mystery we haven’t discussed on Mysterious Goings On is urban fantasy, which is, according to author Caitlin Berve essentially detective fiction plus magic. Berve is the author of When Magic Calls: A Collection of Modern Fairy Tales, and in our discussion, where we also discuss the dark history of fairy tales, why those stories are still so prevalent in society, and how fairy tales stick around because their warnings and messages still hold true today.  Through her company Ignited Ink Writing, Berve edits books, writes online content for small businesses, fantasy novels, and blogs about creative writing. Listen in for her advice to writers looking for an editor, and much more.  Connect with Caitlin: https://www.ignitedinkwriting.com/ Visit her on Pinterest, Facebook, Instagram, Twitter, and LinkedIn. Check out Alex's story on Kindle Vella: The Sign https://www.amazon.com/kindle-vella/story/B09DTGDSVK  This episode of the Mysterious Goings On Podcast was recorded and mixed at Green Shebeen Studios in beautiful Kansas City, Missouri. Copyright 2021, all rights reserved. No reproduction, excerpting, or other use without written permission. Get detailed show notes at MGOPod.com.
47:16
October 19, 2021
The Spirit of Place with James Morgan-Jones
Apropos of the haunting month of October, we are joined by James Morgan-Jones. He is the author of The Glasswater Quintet, a series of psychological thrillers with a supernatural slant. The novels are linked by character and location but set in different decades from the last century up to the present day. In this "spirited" discussion, James and Alex discuss writing about the supernatural and the haunting of the mind. They also touch on the spirit of place as a living force in both life and literature: ignore it at your peril, as well as the past: signposts/stepping stones to the future: a major theme in ‘The Glasswater Quintet.’ Four of the five novels are currently published. He has also written a volume of short stories and a volume of poetry. Over lockdown, he produced a second short story volume as well as his first play, and has now launched into the final installment of The Glasswater Quintet – ‘The Ice Chandelier’. Buy The Glasswater Quintet: https://amzn.to/3t6V2oa  Website: jamesmorganjones.co.uk Twitter.com: @jamesmorganjon1 Facebook: http://www.facebook.com/sharer.php?u=https://jamesmorganjones.co.uk/ Also mentioned in this episode: The Dovetail Cove series by Jason McIntyre: https://amzn.to/3DNGHST  Check out Alex's story on Kindle Vella: The Sign https://www.amazon.com/kindle-vella/story/B09DTGDSVK  This episode of the Mysterious Goings On Podcast was recorded and mixed at Green Shebeen Studios in beautiful Kansas City, Missouri. Copyright 2021, all rights reserved. No reproduction, excerpting, or other use without written permission. Get detailed show notes at MGOPod.com.
42:41
October 12, 2021
Dario Cannizzaro's Road Trip with Death
Would you take a road trip with death? Our guest Dario Cannizaro has a surprising answer. Dario is an Italian-born writer, director and all-round storyteller. The author of DEAD MEN NAKED emigrated to Cork, Ireland where he is currently working on different creative projects, including books and films. Listen in this Halloween season to this fascinating artist. Learn more: https://dariowrites.com/ Buy the book: https://amzn.to/3kCT0Zj Check out Alex's story on Kindle Vella: The Sign https://www.amazon.com/kindle-vella/story/B09DTGDSVK  Please support the show with a small donation, here: https://anchor.fm/j-alexander-greenwood/support Subscribe to Mysterious Goings On wherever you get your podcasts or go to MGOPod.com and sign up for our email newsletter. Get Alex's new book, THE PODCAST OPTION: https://amzn.to/3hH0rNC Buy Alex Greenwood's books on Amazon.com. Original theme music "Mysterious Goings On" by Jamie Green. Want your own cool score for your podcast or website? Contact Jamie at Greenhouse Consulting. Check out Jamie's interview on the show here. This episode of the Mysterious Goings On Podcast was recorded and mixed at Green Shebeen Studios in beautiful Kansas City, Missouri. Copyright 2021, all rights reserved. No reproduction, excerpting, or other use without written permission. We are an Amazon Associates seller, some of our links may earn us a commission.
46:52
October 07, 2021
Writing Both Sides of the Badge with Frank Zafiro (Part 2)
In this episode, we welcome back author Frank Zafiro, for Part Two of our conversation on police procedural writing and more.  Catch Part One here: https://anchor.fm/j-alexander-greenwood/episodes/Writing-Both-Sides-of-the-Badge-with-Frank-Zafiro-e14gum2 or wherever you get your podcasts. Frank has many tales to tell about his journey to becoming the author of more than thirty novels of gritty crime fiction told from both sides of the badge. He also hosts the acclaimed podcast Wrong Place, Write Crime, where he interviews mystery authors of all levels of experience and success. Zafiro served as a police officer for twenty years in Spokane, Washington, where he retired in 2013 as a captain. Before that, he did a five-year stint in the US Army as a Czechoslovak linguist, and after retiring, he taught leadership to police agencies all over the US and Canada for four years. He's been writing all of his life. His first novel, UNDER A RAGING MOON, was published in 2006, and is the start of his flagship series set in River City. Buy Place of Wrath and Tears: https://amzn.to/2WL7KNQ Buy the River City series, books 1-3:  https://amzn.to/3DDmDlL Buy the River City series, books 4-6:  https://amzn.to/38C50EA Connect with Frank: http://frankzafiro.com Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/frank.zafiro Twitter: https://twitter.com/Frank_Zafiro Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/frankzafiro370/.  This episode of the Mysterious Goings On Podcast was recorded and mixed at Green Shebeen Studios in beautiful Kansas City, Missouri. Copyright 2021, all rights reserved. No reproduction, excerpting, or other use without written permission. Get detailed show notes at MGOPod.com.
40:60
October 05, 2021
Writing Both Sides of the Badge with Frank Zafiro
Ever wonder if TV and movies get police work right? Or what police procedural tropes drive a former police officer crazy? Well, you're in luck as we welcome one of our favorite guests, author Frank Zafiro, who has many tales to tell about his journey to becoming the author of more than thirty novels of gritty crime fiction told from both sides of the badge.  He also hosts the acclaimed podcast Wrong Place, Write Crime, where he interviews mystery authors of all levels of experience and success.  "Not going to lie," Alex says. "Frank is one of my favorite interviews in the five-year history of Mysterious Goings On. Don't miss this one, writers and readers!"  Check out part one of our conversation, and be sure to come back for part two on October 5, 2021. Zafiro served as a police officer for twenty years in Spokane, Washington, where he retired in 2013 as a captain. Before that, he did a five-year stint in the US Army as a Czechoslovak linguist, and after retiring, he taught leadership to police agencies all over the US and Canada for four years. He's been writing all of his life. His first novel, UNDER A RAGING MOON, was published in 2006, and is the start of his flagship series set in River City.  Buy the River City series, books 1-3:  https://amzn.to/3DDmDlL Buy the River City series, books 4-6:  https://amzn.to/38C50EA Connect with Frank: http://frankzafiro.com Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/frank.zafiro Twitter: https://twitter.com/Frank_Zafiro Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/frankzafiro370/.  This episode of the Mysterious Goings On Podcast was recorded and mixed at Green Shebeen Studios in beautiful Kansas City, Missouri. Copyright 2021, all rights reserved. No reproduction, excerpting, or other use without written permission. Get detailed show notes at MGOPod.com. 
31:31
September 30, 2021
Update: The Next John Pilate Mystery
Alex gives an update on the next John Pilate Mystery series book. Check it out, and don't forget to enter the contest on Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/John.Pilate.Mysteries. Order Big Cabin and Dispatches from the West: https://amzn.to/3m9xXyq Please support this show with a small donation, here: https://anchor.fm/j-alexander-greenwood/support Follow Mysterious Goings On wherever you get your podcasts or go to MGOPod.com and sign up for our email newsletter. Get Alex's new book, THE PODCAST OPTION: https://amzn.to/3hH0rNC Buy Alex Greenwood's books on Amazon.com. Original theme music "Mysterious Goings On" by Jamie Green. Want your own cool score for your podcast or website? Contact Jamie at Greenhouse Consulting. Check out Jamie's interview on the show here. This episode of the Mysterious Goings On Podcast was recorded and mixed at Green Shebeen Studios in beautiful Kansas City, Missouri. Copyright 2021, all rights reserved. No reproduction, excerpting, or other use without written permission. We are an Amazon Associates seller, some of our links may earn us a commission. Get detailed show notes at MGOPod.com.
14:30
September 27, 2021
Defending Nature with Sandra Shaw Homer
Sandra Shaw Homer is an environmental activist, author, adventurer, and survivor. She tells her inspiring life story in an engaging memoir, Evelio’s Garden, which is partly a defense of nature and partly a powerful human-interest story. Listen to the fascinating story of this international traveler, who once saw the world for 49 days from the vantage point of a cargo freighter, was born and raised in Philadelphia. She relocated to Costa Rica 30 years ago. There, she has taught languages and worked as a translator. For several years she penned a regularly published column, Local Color, for the English-language weekly, The Tico Times.  Homer is the author of three other books: Letters From The Pacific: 49 Days on a Cargo Ship, Journey to the Joie de Vivre, and The Magnificent Dr. Wao. Buy Evelio’s Garden here: https://amzn.to/2WBtnQb Buy Letters From the Pacific: 49 Days on a Cargo Ship here: https://amzn.to/2WEjYY0 Buy Journey to the Joie de Vivre here: https://amzn.to/2WAo9om Buy The Magnificent Dr. Wao here: https://amzn.to/3jw6xCv Learn more: http://www.writingfromtheheart.net/ https://www.sandrashawhomer.com/ Please support the show with a small donation, here: https://anchor.fm/j-alexander-greenwood/support Subscribe to Mysterious Goings On wherever you get your podcasts or go to MGOPod.com and sign up for our email newsletter. Get Alex's new book, THE PODCAST OPTION: https://amzn.to/3hH0rNC Buy Alex Greenwood's books on Amazon.com. Original theme music "Mysterious Goings On" by Jamie Green. Want your own cool score for your podcast or website? Contact Jamie at Greenhouse Consulting. Check out Jamie's interview on the show here. This episode of the Mysterious Goings On Podcast was recorded and mixed at Green Shebeen Studios in beautiful Kansas City, Missouri. Copyright 2021, all rights reserved. No reproduction, excerpting, or other use without written permission. We are an Amazon Associates seller, some of our links may earn us a commission.
40:25
September 21, 2021
Luke Hohmann on Investing in Civics and Financial Education
Luke Hohmann is a serial tech entrepreneur who bootstrapped and sold his last company, Conteneo, an enterprise SaaS company. Today he shares his work to encourage civics education and FirstRoot, which empowers young people to take control of their financial lives. FirstRoot is a SaaS company selling schools a software platform and integrated curriculum that teaches financial literacy and civics. The secret of their success is that they give students real money to invest in their schools, and FirstRoot supports them as they work together to decide how to invest it. Be sure to listen! Learn more about Luke and Firstroot here: Firstroot.co. Learn about investing in Firstroot here: https://netcapital.com/companies/firstroot-inc?utm_source=FirstRoot&utm_medium=invest-popup Please support the show with a small donation, here: https://anchor.fm/j-alexander-greenwood/support Subscribe to Mysterious Goings On wherever you get your podcasts or go to MGOPod.com and sign up for our email newsletter. Get Alex's new book, THE PODCAST OPTION: https://amzn.to/3hH0rNC Get the audiobook here: https://adbl.co/38SxMRw Buy Alex Greenwood's books on Amazon.com. Original theme music "Mysterious Goings On" by Jamie Green. Want your own cool score for your podcast or website? Contact Jamie at Greenhouse Consulting. Check out Jamie's interview on the show here. This episode of the Mysterious Goings On Podcast was recorded and mixed at Green Shebeen Studios in beautiful Kansas City, Missouri. Copyright 2021, all rights reserved. No reproduction, excerpting, or other use without written permission. We are an Amazon Associates seller, some of our links may earn us a commission.
50:16
September 14, 2021
Surviving Chaos with Harold Phifer
Today we meet an author who survived a suicide attack in Afghanistan--and found that his traumatic experience helped him to see the person he had been running from all his life. All the drama Harold Phifer faced in his past was never put to bed until he poured out his life story to a stranger named Dylan on a Southeast Asian Tropical beach. Listen in for a conversation about the all-too-current topic of Afghanistan, trauma, and more. Learn more: https://www.rnrfreepress.com/   Facebook: RnRfreepress   Twitter: @RnRfreepress Buy the book here: https://amzn.to/3kJxTof Please support the show with a small donation, here: https://anchor.fm/j-alexander-greenwood/support Subscribe to Mysterious Goings On wherever you get your podcasts or go to MGOPod.com and sign up for our email newsletter. Get Alex's new book, THE PODCAST OPTION: https://amzn.to/3hH0rNC Buy Alex Greenwood's books on Amazon.com. Original theme music "Mysterious Goings On" by Jamie Green. Want your own cool score for your podcast or website? Contact Jamie at Greenhouse Consulting. Check out Jamie's interview on the show here. This episode of the Mysterious Goings On Podcast was recorded and mixed at Green Shebeen Studios in beautiful Kansas City, Missouri. Copyright 2021, all rights reserved. No reproduction, excerpting, or other use without written permission. We are an Amazon Associates seller, some of our links may earn us a commission.
32:09
September 07, 2021
Alex Greenwood's New Story on Kindle Vella
Alex talks about his new serialized story, "The Sign," available exclusively on Kindle Vella. Don't know what Kindle Vella is? Fear not, as Alex will explain and offer updates about his other projects. Listen in, and we hope that all "signs" point to you reading this new story! About "The Sign" As the world burns after a deadly plague, a man survives alone with his guilt, dreams, and the mindless hordes wandering the once-tranquil streets of his neighborhood, looking for blood. In this lonely purgatory, he desperately looks for any sign that he is not alone. When it appears, he has a choice: trust his instincts or give in to his despair. What will he do? New episodes are released every Friday. Check out the first three episodes free on Kindle Vella.  Click here: https://www.amazon.com/kindle-vella/story/B09DTGDSVK Listener Support Support this podcast with a small monthly donation to help sustain future episodes. Click here: https://anchor.fm/j-alexander-greenwood/support Subscribe to Mysterious Goings On wherever you get your podcasts or go to MGOPod.com and sign up for our email newsletter. Get Alex's new book, THE PODCAST OPTION: https://amzn.to/3hH0rNC Buy Alex Greenwood's books on Amazon.com. Original theme music "Mysterious Goings On" by Jamie Green. Want your own cool score for your podcast or website? Contact Jamie at Greenhouse Consulting. Check out Jamie's interview on the show here. This episode of the Mysterious Goings On Podcast was recorded and mixed at Green Shebeen Studios in beautiful Kansas City, Missouri. Copyright 2021, all rights reserved. No reproduction, excerpting, or other use without written permission. We are an Amazon Associates seller, some of our links may earn us a commission.
11:52
September 01, 2021
Creating a Sense of Place with Matty Dalrymple
Making the setting of a book a character can be one of the best storytelling assets for writers. Just ask Matty Dalrymple.  She is the author of the Ann Kinnear Suspense Novels and Suspense Shorts and the Lizzy Ballard Thrillers. She lives in Chester County, Pennsylvania, and enjoys vacationing on Mount Desert Island, Maine, and Sedona, Arizona, and these locations provide the settings for her work. Today we will talk about that sense of place in her work and much more.  Matty is a member of Sisters in Crime and the Brandywine Valley Writers Group. Matty also podcasts, writes, and speaks on the writing craft and the publishing voyage as The Indy Author, and is a member of the Alliance of Independent Authors. Learn more about Matty and her work on her website and social media channels: https://www.mattydalrymple.com/ ... https://www.facebook.com/matty.dalrymple ... https://twitter.com/mattydalrymple ... https://www.theindyauthor.com/ ... https://www.facebook.com/TheIndyAuthor ... https://twitter.com/TheIndyAuthor Matty has a great new book on podcasting for authors, too! Check it out here: https://amzn.to/3DnsoUx Please support the show with a small donation, here: https://anchor.fm/j-alexander-greenwood/support Subscribe to Mysterious Goings On wherever you get your podcasts or go to MGOPod.com and sign up for our email newsletter. Get Alex's new book, THE PODCAST OPTION: https://amzn.to/3hH0rNC Buy Alex Greenwood's books on Amazon.com. Original theme music "Mysterious Goings On" by Jamie Green. Want your own cool score for your podcast or website? Contact Jamie at Greenhouse Consulting. Check out Jamie's interview on the show here. This episode of the Mysterious Goings On Podcast was recorded and mixed at Green Shebeen Studios in beautiful Kansas City, Missouri. Copyright 2021, all rights reserved. No reproduction, excerpting, or other use without written permission. We are an Amazon Associates seller, some of our links may earn us a commission.
50:44
August 31, 2021
Becca Ehrlich on Christian Minimalism
Minimalism: with the success of Marie Kondo, a new Netflix documentary, and hundreds of blogs and YouTube videos, it’s clear that it is more than just a trend. In a time of climate change and a pandemic, people are looking for new ways to live well and more meaningful lives, and minimalism is meeting that need. Consuming less may already be an environmental and personal priority, but Becca Ehrlich contends that minimalism can be much more. In her new book, Christian Minimalism: Simple Steps for Abundant Living, she explores the direct connection between minimalism and our faith journey. Listen in for this fun conversation--no matter your spiritual faith or tradition, we think you'll love it. The show Lost Resort is available On Demand on TBS and JBO Max. The first episode is free on YouTube: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=OaXvEd5uu2w Learn more: https://christianminimalism.com/ Buy the Book: https://amzn.to/3hGIzDP *** Subscribe to Mysterious Goings On wherever you get your podcasts or go to MGOPod.com and sign up for our email newsletter so you'll know exactly when we return for season 8, this July! Get Alex's new book, THE PODCAST OPTION: https://amzn.to/3hH0rNC Buy Alex Greenwood's books on Amazon.com. Follow and review Alex on Goodreads here. Be sure to check out Alex's public relations show, PR After Hours, available wherever you get your podcasts, and on AnchorFM. Original theme music "Mysterious Goings On" by Jamie Green. Want your own cool score for your podcast or website? Contact Jamie at Greenhouse Consulting. Check out Jamie's interview on the show here. This episode of the Mysterious Goings On Podcast was recorded and mixed at Green Shebeen Studios in beautiful Kansas City, Missouri. Copyright 2021, all rights reserved. No reproduction, excerpting, or other use without written permission.  We are an Amazon Associates seller, some of our links may earn us a commission.
38:46
August 24, 2021
Sunday Taylor on The Anglophile's Notebook
Today is Sunday on the show, as we meet author Sunday Taylor, who tells us about her wonderful debut novel, The Anglophile's Notebook. Listen in to discover why she is in love with England, intrigued by the Brontë sisters, and why the literary mystery may just be one of the most fun to research. More about Sunday: https://sundaytaylor.com/ Buy the book: https://amzn.to/3z0W1YR Mentioned in the show: The Wide Sargasso Sea: https://amzn.to/3hMEGxj “How many ways does the past haunt the present? Can it give you the courage to finally follow your heart? Part literary mystery, part how-to-reinvent-your-life, and 100% delicious, Sunday Taylor's entrancing novel about Charlotte Brontë will have you captivated from page one. Get ready to put the outside world on hold. You don’t just read this book, you live it.” ~ Lisa Borgnes Giramonti, author of Novel Interiors *** Subscribe to Mysterious Goings On wherever you get your podcasts or go to MGOPod.com and sign up for our email newsletter so you'll know exactly when we return for season 8, this July! Get Alex's new book, THE PODCAST OPTION: https://amzn.to/3hH0rNC Buy Alex Greenwood's books on Amazon.com. Follow and review Alex on Goodreads here. Be sure to check out Alex's public relations show, PR After Hours, available wherever you get your podcasts, and on AnchorFM. Original theme music "Mysterious Goings On" by Jamie Green. Want your own cool score for your podcast or website? Contact Jamie at Greenhouse Consulting. Check out Jamie's interview on the show here. This episode of the Mysterious Goings On Podcast was recorded and mixed at Green Shebeen Studios in beautiful Kansas City, Missouri. Copyright 2021, all rights reserved. No reproduction, excerpting, or other use without written permission.  We are an Amazon Associates seller, some of our links may earn us a commission.
33:38
August 19, 2021
Dr. Rosalind on Hope
Dr. Rosalind Y. Lewis Tomkins is the founder and president of Mothers in Crisis, Inc., a 501 c3 non-profit organization committed to linking families and communities together to provide networks of support and encouragement for families to live productively, empowered, hope-filled lives. A Hopeologist®, she is an evangelist for the concept of hope in our daily lives. We hope you'll listen! Learn more: www.makeahopeconnection.com *** Subscribe to Mysterious Goings On wherever you get your podcasts or go to MGOPod.com and sign up for our email newsletter so you'll know exactly when we return for season 8, this July! Get Alex's new book, THE PODCAST OPTION: https://amzn.to/3hH0rNC Buy Alex Greenwood's books on Amazon.com. Follow and review Alex on Goodreads here. Be sure to check out Alex's public relations show, PR After Hours, available wherever you get your podcasts, and on AnchorFM. Original theme music "Mysterious Goings On" by Jamie Green. Want your own cool score for your podcast or website? Contact Jamie at Greenhouse Consulting. Check out Jamie's interview on the show here. This episode of the Mysterious Goings On Podcast was recorded and mixed at Green Shebeen Studios in beautiful Kansas City, Missouri. Copyright 2021, all rights reserved. No reproduction, excerpting, or other use without written permission.  We are an Amazon Associates seller, some of our links may earn us a commission.
35:16
August 17, 2021
Inspiration and the Golden Age with Justin Connor
Alex welcomes Justin Connor, writer, actor, producer, and director of THE GOLDEN AGE, a tour de force musical film shot over ten years.  In the film, after a string of incendiary remarks in the press, subversive pop star Maya O’Malley (Connor) gets dropped from his music label and sets out on a spiritual pilgrimage throughout India in an attempt to resolve his troubled past. Film Threat compares THE GOLDEN AGE to a “modern-day THIS IS SPINAL TAP,” while adding “Connor is the movie’s secret weapon. He portrays Maya as a man of intense passion and beliefs.” Connor wrote and performed the songs live throughout the film, and the soundtrack album is now available on all streaming platforms. The project appeals to not only fans of indie film and music aficionados, but resonates with those on a devotional path, children of alcoholics, trauma survivors, and animal rights advocates. Listen in for a stirring conversation that touches on everything from the rise of cancel culture to the obscure genius of Harry Nillsson!  Watch the film: https://amzn.to/3wv0S2J Buy the soundtrack: https://amzn.to/3xuYTx0 Visit Justin's website: https://www.justinconnor.com/ Pussycats: https://amzn.to/3xqwrMt *** Subscribe to Mysterious Goings On wherever you get your podcasts or go to MGOPod.com and sign up for our email newsletter so you'll know exactly when we return for season 8, this July! Get Alex's new book, THE PODCAST OPTION: https://amzn.to/3hH0rNC It is also available as an audiobook. Save on Amazon Video: https://amzn.to/3yGyc8E Now, thousands of Audible Originals, audiobooks, and podcasts are included with Audible Plus. Try it and save! Click here. Be sure to check out Alex's public relations show, PR After Hours, available wherever you get your podcasts, and on AnchorFM. Original theme music "Mysterious Goings On" by Jamie Green. Want your own cool score for your podcast or website? Contact Jamie at Greenhouse Consulting. Check out Jamie's interview on the show here. This episode of the Mysterious Goings On Podcast was recorded and mixed at Green Shebeen Studios in beautiful Kansas City, Missouri. Copyright 2021, all rights reserved. No reproduction, excerpting, or other use without written permission.  We are an Amazon Associates seller, some of our links may earn us a commission.
36:52
August 12, 2021
On Perseverance with EJ Findorff
Author E.J. Findorff knows a little something about perseverance. Check out this conversation with Alex, where EJ shares his passion for writing, honest mistakes he has made trying to get an agent, and the New Orleans flavor of his seven novels, including his latest, Blood Parish. Order Blood Parrish: https://amzn.to/3AyM4Ua Learn more: https://www.ejfindorff.com/ Get Alex's new book, THE PODCAST OPTION. Click here. It is also available as an audiobook. Now, thousands of Audible Originals, audiobooks, and podcasts are included with Audible Plus. Try it and save! Click here. Buy Alex Greenwood's books on Amazon.com. Follow and review Alex on Goodreads here. Be sure to check out Alex's public relations show, PR After Hours, available wherever you get your podcasts, and on AnchorFM. Original theme music "Mysterious Goings On" by Jamie Green. Want your own cool score for your podcast or website? Contact Jamie at Greenhouse Consulting. Check out Jamie's interview on the show here. This episode of the Mysterious Goings On Podcast was recorded and mixed at Green Shebeen Studios in beautiful Kansas City, Missouri. Copyright 2021, all rights reserved. No reproduction, excerpting, or other use without written permission. We are an Amazon Associates seller, some of our links may earn us a commission.
42:25
August 05, 2021
Catching Up with Douglas Skelton
Kicking off season eight is Scottish thriller writer Douglas Skelton, who catches us up on what he's been doing in lockdown and his new Rebecca Connolly thriller, The Blood is Still. Learn more about Douglas and his other books at DouglasSkelton.com. Follow him on Instagram. Follow him on Twitter. Listen to his first MGO interview: https://anchor.fm/j-alexander-greenwood/episodes/A-Conversation-with-Scottish-Thriller-Author-Douglas-Skelton-eljvo8 Get Alex's new book, THE PODCAST OPTION. Click here. It is also available as an audiobook. Now, thousands of Audible Originals, audiobooks, and podcasts are included with Audible Plus. Try it and save! Click here. Buy Alex Greenwood's books on Amazon.com. Follow and review Alex on Goodreads here. Be sure to check out Alex's public relations show, PR After Hours, available wherever you get your podcasts, and on AnchorFM. Original theme music "Mysterious Goings On" by Jamie Green. Want your own cool score for your podcast or website? Contact Jamie at Greenhouse Consulting. Check out Jamie's interview on the show here. This episode of the Mysterious Goings On Podcast was recorded and mixed at Green Shebeen Studios in beautiful Kansas City, Missouri. Copyright 2021, all rights reserved. No reproduction, excerpting, or other use without written permission. We are an Amazon Associates seller, some of our links may earn us a commission.
46:25
July 29, 2021
John Pilate Mystery Series Update
A quick update about an update for Book One of the John Pilate Mystery Series: Pilate's Cross. If you already own this book on Kindle, please listen in. Don't have it? Get the book here: https://amzn.to/3zrtxIf *** Subscribe to Mysterious Goings On wherever you get your podcasts or go to MGOPod.com and sign up for our email newsletter so you'll know exactly when we return for season 8, this July! Get Alex's new book, THE PODCAST OPTION: https://amzn.to/3hH0rNC Be sure to check out Alex's public relations show, PR After Hours, available wherever you get your podcasts, and on AnchorFM.  This episode of the Mysterious Goings On Podcast was recorded and mixed at Green Shebeen Studios in beautiful Kansas City, Missouri. Copyright 2021, all rights reserved. No reproduction, excerpting, or other use without written permission.  We are an Amazon Associates seller, some of our links may earn us a commission.
03:44
July 22, 2021
Calling an Audible
Alex's latest book, The Podcast Option: Tips and tricks to make podcasting work for you--is now an Audible audiobook! Narrated by the author, learn why podcasting can be an effective tool for your branding, how to start a show, what not to do as a show guest, and much more! Click here: https://amzn.to/3hExeD0 And please consider leaving a starred review!
01:40
July 06, 2021
Season 7 Finale: In Suspense
In this season 7 finale, Alex shares an interview he did on the #FeelingsMatter podcast, where he discusses his approach to emotion in writing...particularly suspense!  The mission of #FeelingsMatter is to demystify everything about emotions. Helping us all get more comfortable talking about them. Every week, join Mindful Appy’s founder, Tina Schweiger, and Michelle Stinson Ross as they unpack a new angle on emotions, draw on the science of the human brain, and delve into the psychology of human nature. Learn more about #FeelingsMatter here. Michael Jeffords' book, Kril is available here: https://amzn.to/3j3ng0b. Subscribe to Mysterious Goings On wherever you get your podcasts or go to MGOPod.com and sign up for our email newsletter so you'll know exactly when we return for season 8, this July! Get Alex's new book, THE PODCAST OPTION. Click here. Buy Alex Greenwood's books on Amazon.com. Follow and review Alex on Goodreads here. Be sure to check out Alex's public relations show, PR After Hours, available wherever you get your podcasts, and on AnchorFM. Original theme music "Mysterious Goings On" by Jamie Green. Want your own cool score for your podcast or website? Contact Jamie at Greenhouse Consulting. Check out Jamie's interview on the show here. This episode of the Mysterious Goings On Podcast was recorded and mixed at Green Shebeen Studios in beautiful Kansas City, Missouri. Copyright 2021, all rights reserved. No reproduction, excerpting, or other use without written permission. We are an Amazon Associates seller, some of our links may earn us a commission.
48:45
June 24, 2021
James Gilbert on Historical Fiction
The intersection of history and fiction is front and center as we meet Dr. James Gilbert, author of three novels and a book of short stories. In 2017 he won second place in the F. Scott Fitzgerald Short Story contest.  Formerly, he was an American Historian and author of eleven books, one of which was a New York Times notable book.  He is currently at work on a mystery series set in Puerto Vallarta, Mexico, and also a novel set in Chicago in 1894. Get Tales of LIttle Egypt here. Get Zona Romantica here. Visit jamesgilbertauthor.com * Facebook Get Alex's new book, THE PODCAST OPTION. Click here. Buy Alex Greenwood's books on Amazon.com. Follow and review Alex on Goodreads here. Be sure to check out Alex's public relations show, PR After Hours, available wherever you get your podcasts, and on AnchorFM. Original theme music "Mysterious Goings On" by Jamie Green. Want your own cool score for your podcast or website? Contact Jamie at Greenhouse Consulting. Check out Jamie's interview on the show here. This episode of the Mysterious Goings On Podcast was recorded and mixed at Green Shebeen Studios in beautiful Kansas City, Missouri. Copyright 2021, all rights reserved. No reproduction, excerpting, or other use without written permission. We are an Amazon Associates seller, some of our links may earn us a commission.
44:07
June 17, 2021
Bunye Ngene and "The Bodies That Move"
Bunye Ngene is a Nigerian author who currently lives in Munich, Germany. His debut novel "The Bodies That Move" was is a finalist in the "2021 Next Generation Indie Book Awards." His writing (German and English) is inspired by the uniqueness of everyday life and the interaction between different social groups. Bunye and Alex talk about his book, his approach to writing, and how it is affected by his move from Nigeria to Germany.  Buy the book here. Follow Bunye on Instagram, Facebook, and Goodreads. Get Alex's new book, THE PODCAST OPTION. Click here. Buy Alex Greenwood's books on Amazon.com. Follow and review Alex on Goodreads here. Be sure to check out Alex's public relations show, PR After Hours, available wherever you get your podcasts, and on AnchorFM. Original theme music "Mysterious Goings On" by Jamie Green. Want your own cool score for your podcast or website? Contact Jamie at Greenhouse Consulting. Check out Jamie's interview on the show here. This episode of the Mysterious Goings On Podcast was recorded and mixed at Green Shebeen Studios in beautiful Kansas City, Missouri. Copyright 2021, all rights reserved. No reproduction, excerpting, or other use without written permission. We are an Amazon Associates seller, some of our links may earn us a commission.
33:51
June 10, 2021
Inside Sesame Street with Dr. Lucille
Elmo. Kermit the Frog. Big Bird. Cookie Monster. Oscar the Grouch. These are some of the most lovable characters to ever come across a television screen. How did the first – and all-time best – educational television show manage to make learning fun? Through decades of social change, how did Sesame Street navigate multiple generations to better understand serious issues and learn educational skills from bullying, love, racism, and charity to knowing numbers, mastering letters, speaking, and telling time? Find out as Dr. Lucile Burbank joins us. Dr. Lucille is a children’s media educational consultant of 30 years who conducted research for a decade for Sesame Street.  Her book, The Inside Secrets of Sesame Street, 3rd Edition, reveals a behind-the-scenes look at what made Sesame Street the most-watched, best-beloved, award-winning program for children during a golden era of programming. Join us for a spirited discussion as we tell you how to get inside Sesame Street. Click here to buy the book.  Get Alex's new book, THE PODCAST OPTION. Click here. Buy Alex Greenwood's books on Amazon.com. Follow and review Alex on Goodreads here. Be sure to check out Alex's public relations show, PR After Hours, available wherever you get your podcasts, and on AnchorFM. Original theme music "Mysterious Goings On" by Jamie Green. Want your own cool score for your podcast or website? Contact Jamie at Greenhouse Consulting. Check out Jamie's interview on the show here. This episode of the Mysterious Goings On Podcast was recorded and mixed at Green Shebeen Studios in beautiful Kansas City, Missouri. Copyright 2021, all rights reserved. No reproduction, excerpting, or other use without written permission. We are an Amazon Associates seller, some of our links may earn us a commission.
53:59
June 03, 2021
Choose The Podcast Option!
Are you weighing your options to build awareness for yourself or your business? If so, you should consider The Podcast Option. In this fast-reading ebook, 15-year podcasting and broadcasting veteran Alex Greenwood shares stories, practical tips, and advice from his hundreds of hours as a podcast host, producer, and guest. The Podcast Option is mandatory reading for those new to podcasting and a welcome addition to the veteran podcaster’s library. Get it now on Amazon! Click here.
04:17
May 28, 2021
Nina Munteanu on The Age of Water
Nina Munteanu is a Canadian ecologist and internationally published novelist of science fiction and fantasy who has made ecology and limnology her life's work. In today's discussion, she talks about her book A Diary in the Age of Water and shares her thoughts on what water should really mean to us and how it touches us in immeasurable ways. In addition to eight published novels, Nina has written award-nominated short stories, articles, and non-fiction books, which have been translated into several languages throughout the world. Recognition for her work includes the Midwest Book Review Reader’s Choice Award, a finalist for Foreword Magazine’s Book of the Year Award, the SLF Fountain Award, and The Delta Optimist Reviewers Choice.  Nina is a member of The Writer’s Union of Canada and SF Canada. Nina regularly publishes reviews and essays in magazines such as The New York Review of Science Fiction and Strange Horizons. Visit her websites: TheMeaningOfWater.com Ninamunteanu.me. Buy the book: A Diary in the Age of Water. Get Alex's new book THE PODCAST OPTION. Click here. Buy Alex Greenwood's books on Amazon.com. Follow and review Alex on Goodreads here. Be sure to check out Alex's public relations show, PR After Hours, available wherever you get your podcasts, and on AnchorFM. Original theme music "Mysterious Goings On" by Jamie Green. Want your own cool score for your podcast or website? Contact Jamie at Greenhouse Consulting. Check out Jamie's interview on the show here. This episode of the Mysterious Goings On Podcast was recorded and mixed at Green Shebeen Studios in beautiful Kansas City, Missouri. Copyright 2021, all rights reserved. No reproduction, excerpting, or other use without written permission. We are an Amazon Associates seller, some of our links may earn us a commission.
38:13
May 27, 2021
The Poetry of Time and Acceptance with Sonia Iris Lozada
How can the properties of time and acceptance flow through poetry? We asked poet and performer Sonia Iris Lozada. Lozada is fascinated with perceptions of time, history, dreams, psychology, and the metaphysical. Her #1 bestselling publications include Inspire Me: Raw (2017), Follow Akashic Dreaming through Time (2019), and Inspire Me: Perception (2019). In this far-ranging and fun conversation, we learn about poetry as a means of self-help, and even a little bit about her life in Hollywood (did we mention she shared the screen with Harrison Ford and Christian Bale?) Her upcoming book is entitled Inspire Me: In Time of Need, the third in the "Inspire Me" series. Poetry has always been Sonia’s way of explaining the bi-cultural world around her. As an actor for both stage and screen, she has appeared in films such as Out of the Wild and Expired, among others.  Her podcast, "Poetic Resurrection” launched in February 2021, to great acceptance.  Her book Follow: Akashic Dreaming Through Time is currently being adapted for film. Visit her website: PoeticResurrection.com. Get Alex's new book THE PODCAST OPTION. Click here. Buy Alex Greenwood's books on Amazon.com. Follow and review Alex on Goodreads here. Be sure to check out Alex's public relations show, PR After Hours, available wherever you get your podcasts, and on AnchorFM. Original theme music "Mysterious Goings On" by Jamie Green. Want your own cool score for your podcast or website? Contact Jamie at Greenhouse Consulting. Check out Jamie's interview on the show here. This episode of the Mysterious Goings On Podcast was recorded and mixed at Green Shebeen Studios in beautiful Kansas City, Missouri. Copyright 2021, all rights reserved. No reproduction, excerpting, or other use without written permission. We are an Amazon Associates seller, some of our links may earn us a commission.
42:19
May 20, 2021
Richie Billing on Fantasy Writing & More
Richie Billing is a writer, editor, podcaster, and marketer from Liverpool, UK. He's had over a dozen short stories published along with a fantasy novel, Pariah's Lament, which came out on 17th March this year. He works for a leading digital marketing firm and applies everything he learns to book and author marketing. In today's conversation, Billing discusses his work, the positive and therapeutic benefits of writing, and he shares the tools he offers other writers to both improve their writing and get it noticed. Buy the book here. Visit his website: RichieBilling.com. Check out his podcast here. Get Alex's new book THE PODCAST OPTION. Click here.Buy Alex Greenwood's books on Amazon.com. Follow and review Alex on Goodreads here. Be sure to check out Alex's public relations show, PR After Hours, available wherever you get your podcasts, and on AnchorFM. Original theme music "Mysterious Goings On" by Jamie Green. Want your own cool score for your podcast or website? Contact Jamie at Greenhouse Consulting. Check out Jamie's interview on the show here. This episode of the Mysterious Goings On Podcast was recorded and mixed at Green Shebeen Studios in beautiful Kansas City, Missouri. Copyright 2021, all rights reserved. No reproduction, excerpting, or other use without written permission. We are an Amazon Associates seller, some of our links may earn us a commission.
44:24
May 13, 2021
Goddesses and Chaos with Renaii West
Renaii West joins us to talk about Greek mythology influences and more in her first novel, Death by Chaos (click here to order). West is a former dramatic arts instructor in a school of creative and performing arts. Desiring to spread her creative wings, she is now creating fun-loving and sometimes quirky characters who inadvertently find themselves in the middle of a mystery and must use their wits and cunning to solve the case. Her debut novel, Death by Chaos was somewhat inspired by her own college experiences, post-graduate friendships, and adventures, and a little Greek mythology. Visit her website:RenaiiWest.com Get the Tee for when you're into your own mysterious goings on...click here! Buy Alex Greenwood's books on Amazon.com. Follow and review Alex on Goodreads here. Be sure to check out Alex's public relations show, PR After Hours, available wherever you get your podcasts, and on AnchorFM. Original theme music "Mysterious Goings On" by Jamie Green. Want your own cool score for your podcast or website? Contact Jamie at Greenhouse Consulting. Check out Jamie's interview on the show here. This episode of the Mysterious Goings On Podcast was recorded and mixed at Green Shebeen Studios in beautiful Kansas City, Missouri. Copyright 2021, all rights reserved. No reproduction, excerpting, or other use without written permission. We are an Amazon Associates seller, some of our links may earn us a commission.
37:40
May 06, 2021
Humanizing History with NL Holmes
Humanizing history by writing relatable characters with a flair for drama is a tricky business, yet today's guest makes it look easy. We are thrilled to welcome back to the show Nun-Turned-Archaeologist author N.L. Holmes. N.L. Holmes is the pen name of a professional archaeologist who received her doctorate from Bryn Mawr College. She has excavated in Greece and in Israel and taught ancient history and humanities at the university level for many years. She has always had a passion for books, and in childhood, she and her cousin (also a writer today) used to write stories for fun. Today we talk about the latest book in her acclaimed Empire at Twilight Series, The Sun at Twilight (click here to purchase). We also discuss how her life in archaeology inspired her to write her series. Check out her first interview on Mysterious Goings On here. Visit her website: https://www.nlholmes.com/ Buy The Lord Hani Mysteries here. Get the Tee for when you're into your own mysterious goings on...click here! Buy Alex Greenwood's books on Amazon.com. Follow and review Alex on Goodreads here. Be sure to check out Alex's public relations show, PR After Hours, available wherever you get your podcasts, and on AnchorFM. Original theme music "Mysterious Goings On" by Jamie Green. Want your own cool score for your podcast or website? Contact Jamie at Greenhouse Consulting. Check out Jamie's interview on the show here. This episode of the Mysterious Goings On Podcast was recorded and mixed at Green Shebeen Studios in beautiful Kansas City, Missouri. Copyright 2021, all rights reserved. No reproduction, excerpting, or other use without written permission. We are an Amazon Associates seller, some of our links may earn us a commission.
30:34
April 29, 2021
So, You Want to Be a Good Podcast Guest?
You’re an expert in your field, you have some great points to make, and you managed to get booked on a podcast. Congrats! That’s often the tricky part, but you’re only halfway there. Now you must ensure you’re doing everything you can to help your appearance go smoothly and gain traction with listeners. Listen in as Alex shares insights from his new article. Read the article by clicking here.  Read the comments from PodcastMovement.com here. Get the Tee for when you're into your own mysterious goings on...click here! Buy Alex Greenwood's books on Amazon.com. Follow and review Alex on Goodreads here. Be sure to check out Alex's public relations show, PR After Hours, available wherever you get your podcasts, and on AnchorFM. Original theme music "Mysterious Goings On" by Jamie Green. Want your own cool score for your podcast or website? Contact Jamie at Greenhouse Consulting. Check out Jamie's interview on the show here. This episode of the Mysterious Goings On Podcast was recorded and mixed at Green Shebeen Studios in beautiful Kansas City, Missouri. Copyright 2021, all rights reserved. No reproduction, excerpting, or other use without written permission. We are an Amazon Associates seller, some of our links may earn us a commission.
22:02
April 24, 2021
Conor Bredin on the Indie Path
Ireland-based author Conor J. Bredin joins the show for a fun conversation about taking the indie publishing path, his podcast, and much more. He wrote his first novel after his better half said to him "You always talk about being a writer, but you never write!" Taking that advice on board he knuckled down and wrote The Longest Night, a supernatural thriller. Soon after releasing his book, he became obsessed with learning more about other authors and started up his podcast Story of a Storyteller, where he gets to know the life story of his fellow authors. All while having a full-time teaching job! Buy the book here. Visit his website for a special offer for Mysterious Goings On listeners at ConorBredin.com/MGO. Get the Tee for when you're into your own mysterious goings on...click here! Buy Alex Greenwood's books on Amazon.com. Be sure to check out Alex's public relations show, PR After Hours, available wherever you get your podcasts, and on AnchorFM. Original theme music "Mysterious Goings On" by Jamie Green. Want your own cool score for your podcast or website? Contact Jamie at Greenhouse Consulting. Check out Jamie's interview on the show here. This episode of the Mysterious Goings On Podcast was recorded and mixed at Green Shebeen Studios in beautiful Kansas City, Missouri. Copyright 2021, all rights reserved. No reproduction, excerpting, or other use without written permission. We are an Amazon Associates seller, some of our links may earn us a commission.
45:21
April 21, 2021
Lee Matthew Goldberg Welcomes You to Orange City
Author Lee Matthew Goldberg returns to the show to talk about his latest novel ORANGE CITY, as well as his jaunt into screenwriting. Goldberg is the author of the novels THE ANCESTOR, THE MENTOR, THE DESIRE CARD, and SLOW DOWN. He has been published in multiple languages and nominated for the Prix du Polar. His first YA series RUNAWAY TRAIN is forthcoming in 2021. Learn more about Lee at LeeMatthewGoldberg.com. Buy Orange City here. Check out Lee's first appearance on the show here. Get Alex's new book THE PODCAST OPTION. Click here. A Little Help? Please take a moment to show your support for the show by leaving a starred review on Apple Podcasts. Your review will help us attract more listeners and sponsors to keep it going. Here's how: https://digitalhealthtoday.com/support/how-to-review-itunes/ Here's the link to our show: https://podcasts.apple.com/us/podcast/mysterious-goings-on/id1080474124 Buy Alex Greenwood's books on Amazon.com. Follow and review Alex on Goodreads here. Be sure to check out Alex's public relations show, PR After Hours, available wherever you get your podcasts, and on AnchorFM. Original theme music "Mysterious Goings On" by Jamie Green. Want your own cool score for your podcast or website? Contact Jamie at Greenhouse Consulting. Check out Jamie's interview on the show here. This episode of the Mysterious Goings On Podcast was recorded and mixed at Green Shebeen Studios in beautiful Kansas City, Missouri. Copyright 2021, all rights reserved. No reproduction, excerpting, or other use without written permission. We are an Amazon Associates seller, some of our links may earn us a commission.
47:32
April 15, 2021
Review: The Hardest Job in the World
Alex's review of John Dickerson's book The Hardest Job in the World. He says it is more than an engaging walk through the history of the presidency; it is also a handbook for our republic in reforming this overburdened office. Buy the Book here. Read the review here. Visit the show website: Mgopod.com. Get the Tee for when you're into your own mysterious goings on...click here! Buy Alex Greenwood's books on Amazon.com. Follow and review Alex on Goodreads here. Be sure to check out Alex's public relations show, PR After Hours, available wherever you get your podcasts, and on AnchorFM. Original theme music "Mysterious Goings On" by Jamie Green. Want your own cool score for your podcast or website? Contact Jamie at Greenhouse Consulting. Check out Jamie's interview on the show here. This episode of the Mysterious Goings On Podcast was recorded and mixed at Green Shebeen Studios in beautiful Kansas City, Missouri. Copyright 2021, all rights reserved. No reproduction, excerpting, or other use without written permission. We are an Amazon Associates seller, some of our links may earn us a commission.
06:36
April 13, 2021
Bruce Boise on Blowing the Whistle
In this moving interview, we meet Bruce Boise, who helped expose a massive scandal involving the manufacture and marketing of opioids that, to this day, has staggered the nation.  Boise worked for nearly 24 years in the pharmaceutical industry, first as a hospital representative, and then as a sales manager in the Great Lakes region. After losing his job after being a whistleblower, he spent portions of the next 17 years working with the United States Justice Department on two separate False Claims Act cases against his former employer, Cephalon/Teva, a neuro biotech company. His story is told in a gripping new book, Cold Comfort: One Man's Struggle to Stop the Illegal Marketing of Powerful Opioid Drugs and Save Lives. He was featured on CBS-TV’s Whistleblower.  This is one episode you don't want to miss. Learn more at BruceBoise.com. Buy the book here. Get Alex's new book THE PODCAST OPTION. Click here. Buy Alex Greenwood's books on Amazon.com. Follow and review Alex on Goodreads here. Be sure to check out Alex's public relations show, PR After Hours, available wherever you get your podcasts, and on AnchorFM. Original theme music "Mysterious Goings On" by Jamie Green. Want your own cool score for your podcast or website? Contact Jamie at Greenhouse Consulting. Check out Jamie's interview on the show here. This episode of the Mysterious Goings On Podcast was recorded and mixed at Green Shebeen Studios in beautiful Kansas City, Missouri. Copyright 2021, all rights reserved. No reproduction, excerpting, or other use without written permission. We are an Amazon Associates seller, some of our links may earn us a commission.
47:46
April 08, 2021
Leanna Brunner Welcomes You to the Oasis
On this special bonus episode, we meet Leanna Brunner, owner of Write Central, who welcomes aspiring writers to the Oasis, an online workshop, on May 1, 2021.  “Oasis is a live virtual writer’s workshop tailored to the needs of the aspiring writer,” Leanna said. “This four-hour Zoom workshop features four speakers with a century of combined experience in the writing and publishing realm.”  Speakers include Brunner and MGO host Alex Greenwood. Listen in to learn more! For more information and to register, visit https://writecentral.thinkific.com/courses/the-oasis-a-writer-s-workshop. Get the Tee for when you're into your own mysterious goings on...click here! Buy Alex Greenwood's books on Amazon.com. Follow and review Alex on Goodreads here. Be sure to check out Alex's public relations show, PR After Hours, available wherever you get your podcasts, and on AnchorFM. Original theme music "Mysterious Goings On" by Jamie Green. Want your own cool score for your podcast or website? Contact Jamie at Greenhouse Consulting. Check out Jamie's interview on the show here. This episode of the Mysterious Goings On Podcast was recorded and mixed at Green Shebeen Studios in beautiful Kansas City, Missouri. Copyright 2021, all rights reserved. No reproduction, excerpting, or other use without written permission. We are an Amazon Associates seller, some of our links may earn us a commission.
20:01
April 02, 2021
The Five Benefits of Creative Parenting with Nina Meehan
Has Covid-19 changed the way you feel about parenting? Feeling stuck, ineffective, or even guilty? Never fear! Our guest Nina Meehan is a leader and creative thinker with a passion for creating moments of connection and joy through education and the arts, and she has plenty of good advice for parents. She is dedicated to bringing innovation to the learning process and storytelling to all. She is an award-winning theatre producer and director, where her work through Bay Area Children’s Theatre has reached over 700,000 kids and adults and an internationally recognized arts education expert.  She writes and speaks frequently on topics including creative parenting, nonprofit leadership, arts education and creative thinking.  She is also a mom of three kids--ages 12, 9, and 5. Learn more about Nina and Creative Parenting Club at CreativeParenting.net. Instagram: @NMeehan @CreativParenting Facebook: Facebook.com/CreativeParenting. Get the Tee for when you're into your own mysterious goings on...click here! Buy Alex Greenwood's books on Amazon.com. Be sure to check out Alex's public relations show, PR After Hours, available wherever you get your podcasts, and on AnchorFM. Original theme music "Mysterious Goings On" by Jamie Green. Want your own cool score for your podcast or website? Contact Jamie at Greenhouse Consulting. Check out Jamie's interview on the show here. This episode of the Mysterious Goings On Podcast was recorded and mixed at Green Shebeen Studios in beautiful Kansas City, Missouri. Copyright 2021, all rights reserved. No reproduction, excerpting, or other use without written permission. We are an Amazon Associates seller, some of our links may earn us a commission.
42:18
April 01, 2021
Aspiring Writers: Welcome to the Oasis
If you are an aspiring writer who wants to learn more about the world of publishing, welcome to the Oasis. Oasis is a live virtual writer’s workshop on Saturday, May 1, 2021, tailored to the needs of the aspiring writer. This four-hour Zoom workshop features four speakers (including Mysterious Goings On host Alex Greenwood) with a century of combined experience in the writing and publishing realm. The workshop will answer many questions you may have as a beginning writer and provide the tools to start. At the end of this lively morning, you will have a step-by-step plan to begin this fantastic journey. Best of all, you can join us at Oasis from the comfort of your own home. So, register today, then pour a cup of coffee on May 1st and get ready to delve into an exciting experience that will inspire, inform, and invigorate you as your publishing journey begins. So You Want to Write a Book: The Basics of Self-Publishing Cost: $25.00 Saturday, May 1, 2021 Time: 9 a.m. to 1 p.m. Where: Your home computer To Register: https://writecentral.thinkific.com/courses/the-oasis-a-writer-s-workshop Session Topics: 9 a.m.-9:50 a.m. Where Do I Start My Publishing Journey? Presenter: Leanna Brunner. The ever-changing world of publishing and writing has become a whirlwind of change during the past several years especially. It is a difficult world to traverse, especially for beginning writers who have no idea where to begin. This introductory session will provide you an overall step-by-step approach in beginning your publishing journey and provide a concrete game plan for you to not just start, but finish this daunting but rewarding bucket-list project. 10 a.m-10.50 am. Red Alerts for Writers Presenter: J. Alexander (Alex) Greenwood. Certainly, it’s a great time to be a writer, as there are more options than ever for independent writers to bring their work to market. However, there are also potential pitfalls due to unscrupulous business practices. In this session, author and writer services consultant Alex Greenwood shares his “red alerts”—vital information to prevent you from being scammed by nefarious companies that prey on the dreams of writers. 11 a.m.-11:50 a.m. Self-Editing Presenter: Tiffany White. Learn how to effectively edit your manuscript by taking the biggest concepts from developmental, line, and copy editing to creating action steps to revise and polish your story. Noon-12:50 p.m. Book Formatting Presenter: Les Lynam. After you’ve tightened up all the typos, plot holes, misused words, etc., you’re ready to publish. BUT FIRST… you need to format your work so it will look good to the reader. In this session, we will talk about the basics of formatting the interior of your book. Much of the work can be done in a word processor (we will specifically be looking at Microsoft Word) and a specialized authoring software (we will focus on the product Scrivener). Formatting for ebooks and paperbacks are two separate processes, though those processes are merging as the publishing platforms develop new tools to assist you. To Register: https://writecentral.thinkific.com/courses/the-oasis-a-writer-s-workshop
01:19
March 26, 2021
The Right Type for Poetry with Rachel Noall
Today Alex introduces you to poet R.R. Noall, who uses a good, old-fashioned typewriter to write a poem each day for her readers, supporters, and fellow writers. A noted Denver typewriter poet, she "performs" for guests at weddings, happy hours, meetings, etc., creating poetry for guests on the spot. Since 2016, Noall’s work has been featured in numerous publications, and she’s published two full-length poetry collections. She is also the founder and Editor-in-Chief of an arts and literary magazine called From Whispers to Roars. In this far-ranging chat, Rachel and Alex discuss the democratization of poetry, their mutual love of typewriters, and supporting the writing community. Visit her website: RRNoall.com. Buy her latest book of poetry, At War with Stars, here. Hire Rachel for your marketing needs here. Curious about Harlan Ellison's bookstore writing? Click here.  Get Alex's new book THE PODCAST OPTION. Click here. Buy Alex Greenwood's books on Amazon.com. Follow and review Alex on Goodreads here. Be sure to check out Alex's public relations show, PR After Hours, available wherever you get your podcasts, and on AnchorFM. Original theme music "Mysterious Goings On" by Jamie Green. Want your own cool score for your podcast or website? Contact Jamie at Greenhouse Consulting. Check out Jamie's interview on the show here. This episode of the Mysterious Goings On Podcast was recorded and mixed at Green Shebeen Studios in beautiful Kansas City, Missouri. Copyright 2021, all rights reserved. No reproduction, excerpting, or other use without written permission. We are an Amazon Associates seller, some of our links may earn us a commission.
43:33
March 25, 2021
Hybrid Publishing and Local Lore with Michelle Cox
Novelist Michelle Cox shares her experiences working with a hybrid publisher, the real-life inspiration for her successful Henrietta and Inspector Howard series as well as “Novel Notes of Local Lore,” a weekly blog dedicated to Chicago’s forgotten residents.  Her books have won over 50 international awards and have been praised by Kirkus, Library Journal, Publishers Weekly, Booklist, Foreword, Elle, Redbook, Brit&Co., Popsuger, Buzzfeed, and many others.  Visit her website: MichelleCoxAuthor.com Read her blog here. Get her books by clicking here. Instagram: @michellecoxwrites Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/michellecoxauthor Get the Tee for when you're into your own mysterious goings on...click here! Buy Alex Greenwood's books on Amazon.com. Be sure to check out Alex's public relations show, PR After Hours, available wherever you get your podcasts, and on AnchorFM. Original theme music "Mysterious Goings On" by Jamie Green. Want your own cool score for your podcast or website? Contact Jamie at Greenhouse Consulting. Check out Jamie's interview on the show here. This episode of the Mysterious Goings On Podcast was recorded and mixed at Green Shebeen Studios in beautiful Kansas City, Missouri. Copyright 2021, all rights reserved. No reproduction, excerpting, or other use without written permission. We are an Amazon Associates seller, some of our links may earn us a commission.
43:54
March 18, 2021
Ed McDonald on Cyberwarfare and Korea's Game
Korea’s Game, an explosive debut thriller by a law enforcement expert, is set in Arizona during the two months leading up to North Korea’s combined nuclear and cyber-attack on the United States and the two days immediately following. Not only does the protagonist have to deal with the cyber-attack, but also with a vicious pimp who is pursuing his teenage daughter. Author Ed McDonald shares the genesis of the book, his takes on writing and book marketing, as well as his thoughts about the insidious sex-trafficking industry. Buy the book here. Visit his website at AuthorEdMcDonald.com. Get the Tee for when you're into your own mysterious goings on...click here! Buy Alex Greenwood's books on Amazon.com. Be sure to check out Alex's public relations show, PR After Hours, available wherever you get your podcasts, and on AnchorFM. Original theme music "Mysterious Goings On" by Jamie Green. Want your own cool score for your podcast or website? Contact Jamie at Greenhouse Consulting. Check out Jamie's interview on the show here. This episode of the Mysterious Goings On Podcast was recorded and mixed at Green Shebeen Studios in beautiful Kansas City, Missouri. Copyright 2021, all rights reserved. No reproduction, excerpting, or other use without written permission. We are an Amazon Associates seller, some of our links may earn us a commission.
35:50
March 11, 2021
A Man of More Than a Few Words
Alex on what's up, what's next, and where he's going.  If you are interested in receiving an ARC copy of Alex's next book, click here.  Help keep Mysterious Goings On, going on. Become a supporter! For just $1.99 a month, you can help keep MGO in production, bringing you the interviews, news, monologues, and more we have offered since 2016. Supporting is easy! Just visit our website homepage, scroll down, and use our secure links to contribute via Paypal or debit card. Be sure to check out MGOPod.com for complete show notes and links.  Get the Tee for when you're into your own mysterious goings on...click here! Buy Alex Greenwood's books on Amazon.com. Be sure to check out Alex's public relations show, PR After Hours, available wherever you get your podcasts, and on AnchorFM. Original theme music "Mysterious Goings On" by Jamie Green. Want your own cool score for your podcast or website? Contact Jamie at Greenhouse Consulting. Check out Jamie's interview on the show here. This episode of the Mysterious Goings On Podcast was recorded and mixed at Green Shebeen Studios in beautiful Kansas City, Missouri. Copyright 2021, all rights reserved. No reproduction, excerpting, or other use without written permission. We are an Amazon Associates seller, some of our links may earn us a commission.
44:27
March 09, 2021
Simon King on Serial Killers, Prison, and Being Prolific
Today we meet a man who refuses to put down his pen, having written more than 30 books in as many months. Simon King is the author of the hard-hitting Prison Days series and is here to talk to us about where he finds the inspiration behind so many books, as well his latest on-going series about the mysterious-yet-deadly Samantha Rader. Buy the Prison Days books here. Buy the Max Series books here. But the Sam Rader series here. Visit Simon's website: BooksBySimonKing.com Get the Tee for when you're into your own mysterious goings on...click here! Buy Alex Greenwood's books on Amazon.com. Be sure to check out Alex's public relations show, PR After Hours, available wherever you get your podcasts, and on AnchorFM. Original theme music "Mysterious Goings On" by Jamie Green. Want your own cool score for your podcast or website? Contact Jamie at Greenhouse Consulting. Check out Jamie's interview on the show here. This episode of the Mysterious Goings On Podcast was recorded and mixed at Green Shebeen Studios in beautiful Kansas City, Missouri. Copyright 2021, all rights reserved. No reproduction, excerpting, or other use without written permission. We are an Amazon Associates seller, some of our links may earn us a commission.
47:05
March 04, 2021
Jedlie on Reading with Your Kids
Jedlie (aka Jed Doherty) is one of the nation’s most exciting school show performers. He uses positive reinforcement, storytelling, illusions, comedy, music, and dance to motivate audiences to make healthy choices, build safe schools, stand up for one another, and to be inclusive. He is also the host of the Reading with Your Kids podcast, which inspires families to read together. The popular show is an iHeart Radio Award Nominee, featuring great guests and offering great choices for reading with your kids. In this fun discussion, Jedlie talks about finding his mission to help kids and families read together, as well as the genesis for his podcast and live performance.  Learn more: ReadingWithYourKids.com Check out his book, The Great Maritini. Get the T-Shirt! Get the Tee for when you're into your own mysterious goings on...click here! Help keep Mysterious Goings On, going on. Become a supporter! For just $1.99 a month, you can help keep MGO in production, bringing you the interviews, news, monologues, and more we have offered since 2016. Supporting is easy! Just visit our website homepage, scroll down, and use our secure links to contribute via Paypal or debit card. Buy Alex Greenwood's books on Amazon.com. Be sure to check out Alex's public relations show, PR After Hours, available wherever you get your podcasts, and on AnchorFM. Original theme music "Mysterious Goings On" by Jamie Green. Want your own cool score for your podcast or website? Contact Jamie at Greenhouse Consulting. Check out Jamie's interview on the show here. This episode of the Mysterious Goings On Podcast was recorded and mixed at Green Shebeen Studios in beautiful Kansas City, Missouri. Copyright 2021, all rights reserved. No reproduction, excerpting, or other use without written permission. As an Amazon Associate, we earn a small commission on some of our Amazon links.
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February 25, 2021
Summoning Black History in a Mystery with Victoria Bond
The parallels between the recent unfettered violence loosed upon our nation’s capital by many identifying as white supremacists and the uncountable atrocities historically committed against Black Americans are inescapable. Nor should they be. To explore this moment in American life, Alex welcomes Professor Victoria Bond. John Steptoe/Coretta Scott King Award winner Victoria Bond is back with the final book in the Zora & Me trilogy, Zora & Me: The Summoner. In this fictionalized account of the childhood of American author and anthropologist Zora Neale Hurston, the Zora and Me Trilogy are mysteries that explore the wonders of childhood and the horrors of coming of age in the Jim Crow South. Join us for a conversation about the origins of the series. Bond's take on current events, why many Black Americans are wary of Covid-19 vaccine, and her approach to writing with a partner. Learn more at VictoriaBondAuthor.com. Buy the book here. Get the T-Shirt! Get the Tee for when you're into your own mysterious goings on...click here! Help keep Mysterious Goings On, going on. Become a supporter! For just $1.99 a month, you can help keep MGO in production, bringing you the interviews, news, monologues, and more we have offered since 2016. Supporting is easy! Just visit our website homepage, scroll down, and use our secure links to contribute via Paypal or debit card. Buy Alex Greenwood's books on Amazon.com. Follow and review Alex on Goodreads here. Be sure to check out Alex's public relations show, PR After Hours, available wherever you get your podcasts, and on AnchorFM. Original theme music "Mysterious Goings On" by Jamie Green. Want your own cool score for your podcast or website? Contact Jamie at Greenhouse Consulting. Check out Jamie's interview on the show here. This episode of the Mysterious Goings On Podcast was recorded and mixed at Green Shebeen Studios in beautiful Kansas City, Missouri. Copyright 2021, all rights reserved. No reproduction, excerpting, or other use without written permission. As an Amazon Associate, we earn a small commission on some of our Amazon links.
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February 18, 2021
Sea Monsters, Cryptids, and More with Max Hawthorne
Bestselling author Max Hawthorne joins Alex to talk about his hugely popular Kronos Rising series, as well as how he approaches writing from the perspective of a sea monster. Hawthorne also talks about his interest in cryptids like the legendary Bigfoot--which he has seen, up close and personal. You don't want to miss this one! Buy Kronos Rising. Visit Max's website: KronosRising.com Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/kronosrisingnovel Reviews: "Hawthorne plumbs the depths of horror and science fiction with this tale, the first in his bestselling series...he takes the subject matter seriously, adding just enough factual information to grant it a verisimilitude that works well to heighten the scares and build the tension, chapter after chapter. Perhaps the best aspect is that the characters are not mere stock; they have interior lives, motives, fears, and backstory that make their actions all the more tense--you care about what happens to them. This is a page-turner worthy of your time. Just don't read it on the beach." - Alex Greenwood, Mysterious Goings On "Batten down the hatches and brace yourself... Hawthorne delivers suspense at a breakneck pace in his terrifying debut." - Ryan Lockwood, Author of Below Get the T-Shirt! Get the Tee for when you're into your own mysterious goings on...click here! Help keep Mysterious Goings On, going on. Become a supporter! For just $1.99 a month, you can help keep MGO in production, bringing you the interviews, news, monologues, and more we have offered since 2016. Supporting is easy! Just visit our website homepage, scroll down, and use our secure links to contribute via Paypal or debit card. Buy Alex Greenwood's books on Amazon.com. Be sure to check out Alex's public relations show, PR After Hours, available wherever you get your podcasts, and on AnchorFM. Original theme music "Mysterious Goings On" by Jamie Green. Want your own cool score for your podcast or website? Contact Jamie at Greenhouse Consulting. Check out Jamie's interview on the show here. This episode of the Mysterious Goings On Podcast was recorded and mixed at Green Shebeen Studios in beautiful Kansas City, Missouri. Copyright 2021, all rights reserved. No reproduction, excerpting, or other use without written permission. As an Amazon Associate, this program earns from qualifying purchases.
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February 11, 2021
Nick Braccia and the Definitive Book on The Sopranos
Groundbreaking TV phenomenon 'The Sopranos' was a blend of drama, humor, sex and betrayal, with darkly comic brushstrokes. Airing from 1999 to 2007, it was the story of the Italian-American mobster Tony Soprano balancing his family life with his role as the leader of a crime family, and in 2021, it’s one of the hottest shows on TV. Alex loved it and is ecstatic to welcome Nick Braccia to the show. Braccia is the author of Off the Back of a Truck: Unofficial Contraband for the Sopranos Fan. This fun book takes you one step further into the world of Tony Soprano and his families, offering an Italian potluck of fresh and fun takes that any true fan can get lost in for hours. He is a Cannes Lions– and Clio–winning writer, director, and producer. In 2018, he co-created and co-executive produced the horror podcast Video Palace for AMC Network’s streaming service Shudder. While working at the marketing agency Campfire, he helped to develop immersive, narrative experiences for TV shows like Outcast, Sense8, Watchmen, The Man in the High Castle, Westworld, and The Purge. Braccia is a member of the Producers Guild of America. Buy the book here. More about the book including audio excerpts, click here. Follow Nick on Twitter: @NickBraccia. Follow and review Alex on Goodreads here. Buy Alex Greenwood's books on Amazon.com.  Be sure to check out Alex's public relations show, PR After Hours, available wherever you get your podcasts, and on AnchorFM. Original theme music "Mysterious Goings On" by Jamie Green. Want your own cool score for your podcast or website? Contact Jamie at Greenhouse Consulting. Check out Jamie's interview on the show here. This episode of the Mysterious Goings On Podcast was recorded and mixed at Green Shebeen Studios in beautiful Kansas City, Missouri. Copyright 2021, all rights reserved. No reproduction, excerpting, or other use without written permission. We are an Amazon Associates seller, some of our links may earn us a commission.
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February 04, 2021
Inspired Creativity with Datta Groover
Top-selling author Datta Groover believes finding the right combination of push and ease makes all the difference in the world to our creative process, no matter what you are doing. In this energetic chat, Groover shares his thoughts on creativity in daily life and finding inspiration in what you do, as well as his takes on the difference between indie publishing and taking the traditional route.  Groover’s novel, Different, has won numerous literary awards and inspired many people. He also runs The Awakened Speaker® and The Inspired WriterTM trainings.  For more information, please email him at Support(at)DattaGroover.com. For regular tips on writing and speaking effectively and spiritual insights on creativity, you can sign up at Datta’s web page at DattaGroover.com. Get the T-Shirt! Get the Tee for when you're into your own mysterious goings on...click here! Help keep Mysterious Goings On, going on. Become a supporter! For just $1.99 a month, you can help keep MGO in production, bringing you the interviews, news, monologues, and more we have offered since 2016. Supporting is easy! Just visit our website homepage, scroll down, and use our secure links to contribute via Paypal or debit card. Buy Alex Greenwood's books on Amazon.com. Be sure to check out Alex's public relations show, PR After Hours, available wherever you get your podcasts, and on AnchorFM. Original theme music "Mysterious Goings On" by Jamie Green. Want your own cool score for your podcast or website? Contact Jamie at Greenhouse Consulting. Check out Jamie's interview on the show here.  This episode of the Mysterious Goings On Podcast was recorded and mixed at Green Shebeen Studios in beautiful Kansas City, Missouri. Copyright 2021, all rights reserved. No reproduction, excerpting, or other use without written permission.
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January 28, 2021
The Constant Reader Returns
Over the past couple of years, Michael Zuffa has read, for the third time, the entire Stephen King library of books. Find out what this Constant Reader thinks and his suggestions for your next read of the King. Reach Michael on Instagram here. Here are a few recommendations from Michael and Alex: Bag of Bones The Dead Zone Duma Key On Writing The Dark Tower Series Get the T-Shirt! Get the Tee for when you're into your own mysterious goings on...click here! Help keep Mysterious Goings On, going on. Become a supporter! For just $1.99 a month, you can help keep MGO in production, bringing you the interviews, news, monologues, and more we have offered since 2016. Supporting is easy! Just visit our website homepage, scroll down, and use our secure links to contribute via Paypal or debit card. Buy Alex Greenwood's books on Amazon.com. Be sure to check out Alex's public relations show, PR After Hours, available wherever you get your podcasts, and on AnchorFM. Original theme music "Mysterious Goings On" by Jamie Green. Want your own cool score for your podcast or website? Contact Jamie at Greenhouse Consulting. Check out Jamie's interview on the show here. This episode of the Mysterious Goings On Podcast was recorded and mixed at Green Shebeen Studios in beautiful Kansas City, Missouri. Copyright 2021, all rights reserved. No reproduction, excerpting, or other use without written permission.
01:05:35
January 21, 2021
New Cover, Who Dis?
Alex explains why there's a brand-new cover for the acclaimed John Pilate Mystery book, Pilate's Key.  Check it out (and buy it!) here. Learn about the cover artist, Jason McIntyre, here.  About Pilate's Key: Umbrella drink in hand, nursing gunshot wounds and a fragile psyche, John Pilate relaxes on the sun-soaked beaches of Key West. His peaceful recuperation shatters in an instant when he stumbles upon a dead body. Soon, Pilate finds himself part of a deadly mystery of the high seas. He has blood on his hands, a mysterious poker chip in his pocket, shadows over his shoulder, and a sexy cop in his bed. John Pilate is in trouble again. The only way out is to find the key…Pilate's Key. A 2012 Kindle Book Review Awards semifinalist for Best Mystery/Thriller. Named a "Page Turner" by Shelf Unbound Literary Magazine. Praise for Pilate's Key: Mmmmm....Pilate's Key is that kind of suspenseful tongue-in-cheek book that you relish when lying on a beach somewhere, and yet this is far more than easily disposable travel fiction. It is the sort of action-packed and twisted tale that will reel you in and before you know it, you'll be sunburned and your day on the beach will be over. -- John J. Staughton "It's a fun ride sorting through Pilate's inner demons and those threatening his life for his butting into business that may or may not be his. Greenwood pulls together a collection of characters that form an intricate plot with lots of moving parts. Watching it all come together makes for an entertaining and satisfying read." -BookTrib Reviews
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January 14, 2021
Cozy Mysteries in the Age of King Tut with N. L. Holmes
Welcome to Season 7 of Mysterious Goings On! They say what is old is new again—even in the world of the cozy mystery. That’s why we are delighted to welcome a Nun-Turned-Archaeologist author N.L. Holmes. Her series takes us behind the scenes of an Ancient Egyptian kingdom with intrigue that parallels today's America through two of her lively historical novel series. The two intriguing series, both powerful historical fiction, are set in the fascinating period of Egyptian rule some 3,300 years ago. The Lord Hani Mysteries and The Empire at Twilight series rely on author N.L. Holmes’ extensive knowledge of this period in ancient Egypt and her vivid imagination to dig up the past and present a relevant, page-turning set of mysteries. They capture the attention of those who are curious about what happened behind-the-scenes of one of the greatest dynasties. N.L. Holmes is the pen name of a professional archaeologist who received her doctorate from Bryn Mawr College. She has excavated in Greece and in Israel, and taught ancient history and humanities at the university level for many years. She has always had a passion for books, and in childhood, she and her cousin (also a writer today) used to write stories for fun. Visit her website: https://www.nlholmes.com/ Buy The Lord Hani Mysteries here. Buy The Empire at Twilight series here.  Get the Tee for when you're into your own mysterious goings on...click here! Help keep Mysterious Goings On, going on. Become a supporter! For just $1.99 a month, you can help keep MGO in production, bringing you the interviews, news, monologues, and more we have offered since 2016. Supporting is easy! Just visit our website homepage, scroll down, and use our secure links to contribute via Paypal or debit card. Buy Alex Greenwood's books on Amazon.com. Be sure to check out Alex's public relations show, PR After Hours, available wherever you get your podcasts, and on AnchorFM. Original theme music "Mysterious Goings On" by Jamie Green. Want your own cool score for your podcast or website? Contact Jamie at Greenhouse Consulting. Check out Jamie's interview on the show here. This episode of the Mysterious Goings On Podcast was recorded and mixed at Green Shebeen Studios in beautiful Kansas City, Missouri. Copyright 2021, all rights reserved. No reproduction, excerpting, or other use without written permission.
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January 11, 2021
Comforts in the Year of Covid with Jason McIntyre
We all took what cold comforts we could in the annus horribilis that is 2020, including seeking refuge in music, books, TV, and film. To discuss this on our final episode of 2020, Alex welcomes back to the show Jason McIntyre, the #1 Kindle Suspense author of THE NIGHT WALK MEN, bestsellers ON THE GATHERING STORM and SHED, plus the multi-layered literary suspense THALO BLUE. His short fiction has appeared in numerous magazines and collections. His debut novel ON THE GATHERING STORM is cited by readers as an ‘uncomfortably thrilling’ read and earned McIntyre a spot in the Top 20 Debut Authors for the Goodreads Choice Awards. Learn more about Jason and order his books via TheFarthestReaches.com. For links to many of the shows, books, and music discussed in this episode, please visit MGOPod.com.  Help keep Mysterious Goings On, going on. Become a supporter! For just $1.99 a month, you can help keep MGO in production, bringing you the interviews, news, monologues, and more we have offered since 2016. Supporting is easy! Just visit our website homepage, scroll down, and use our secure links to contribute via Paypal or debit card. Buy Alex Greenwood's books on Amazon.com. Be sure to check out Alex's public relations show, PR After Hours, available wherever you get your podcasts, and on AnchorFM. Original theme music "Mysterious Goings On" by Jamie Green. Want your own cool score for your podcast or website? Contact Jamie at Greenhouse Consulting. Check out Jamie's interview on the show here. This episode of the Mysterious Goings On Podcast was recorded and mixed at Green Shebeen Studios in beautiful Kansas City, Missouri. Copyright 2020, all rights reserved. No reproduction, excerpting, or other use without written permission.
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December 18, 2020
The Suffragist Playbook with Lucinda Robb and Rebecca Boggs Roberts
Do you have a cause you’re passionate about? Take a few tips from the suffragists, who led one of the largest and longest movements in American history. Alex Greenwood welcomes authors Rebecca Roberts, daughter of the legendary Cokie Roberts, and Lucinda Robb, granddaughter of Lady Bird Johnson to the show to discuss their new book, THE SUFFRAGIST PLAYBOOK: YOUR GUIDE TO CHANGING THE WORLD (Candlewick Press).  The book is both a practical guide to becoming a change-maker AND a look back at the struggle for women’s rights; written as a tribute to their mothers and grandmothers, it is a bit of a pacifist’s The Art of War with a hint of How to Make Friends and Influence People. The small, playbook format is easily digestible with “secrets to succeeding in your activism” – each secret is tied to a particular woman including Susan B. Anthony, Sojourner Truth, and Ida B. Wells.  Learn more at https://suffragistplaybook.org/. Check out Rebecca Boggs Roberts' previous book, Suffragists in Washington, DC: The 1913 Parade and the Fight for the Vote. Interested in a home Civics course? Visit iCivics.org. Help keep Mysterious Goings On, going on. Become a supporter! For just $1.99 a month, you can help keep MGO in production, bringing you the interviews, news, monologues, and more we have offered since 2016. Supporting is easy! Just visit our website homepage, scroll down, and use our secure links to contribute via Paypal or debit card. Buy Alex Greenwood's books on Amazon.com. Be sure to check out Alex's public relations show, PR After Hours, available wherever you get your podcasts, and on AnchorFM. Original theme music "Mysterious Goings On" by Jamie Green. Want your own cool score for your podcast or website? Contact Jamie at Greenhouse Consulting. Check out Jamie's interview on the show here. This episode of the Mysterious Goings On Podcast was recorded and mixed at Green Shebeen Studios in beautiful Kansas City, Missouri. Copyright 2020, all rights reserved. No reproduction, excerpting, or other use without written permission.
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December 10, 2020
Novelist Burt Weissbourd on Writing, Fred Astaire, and Seattle
It is such a treat to interview top-selling authors here on Mysterious Goings On—what’s even better is when they come back! Novelist and former Hollywood film producer Burt Weissbourd returns to talk with Alex about his new Corey Logan thriller trilogy, writing during a pandemic, and even throws in a few stories about Fred Astaire, and the Seattle restaurant scene. Listen to our first interview with Burt here. About THE COREY LOGAN TRILOGY: For readers who love LEE CHILD and STIEG LARSSON -- get ready for Amazon #1 Bestselling Series THE COREY LOGAN TRILOGY by Burt Weissbourd. Follow this unlikely partnership of tough, self-reliant, not-always-self-aware Corey Logan and the absent-minded, master of emotional complexity Dr. Abe Stein as they fall in love. In these heart-stopping, character-driven thrillers, Corey and Abe come together to solve previously unsolvable crimes. They fight to save young people at risk and ultimately, their own lives. Buy the Trilogy and his other books here. Check out more about him on his website here. Help keep Mysterious Goings On, going on. Become a supporter! For just $1.99 a month, you can help keep MGO in production, bringing you the interviews, news, monologues, and more we have offered since 2016. Supporting is easy! Just visit our website homepage, scroll down to the section shown in the photo here, and use our secure Paypal links to contribute via Paypal or debit card. Buy Alex Greenwood's books on Amazon.com. Be sure to check out Alex's public relations show, PR After Hours, available wherever you get your podcasts, and on AnchorFM. Original theme music "Mysterious Goings On" by Jamie Green. Want your own cool score for your podcast or website? Contact Jamie at Greenhouse Consulting. Check out Jamie's interview on the show here. This episode of the Mysterious Goings On Podcast was recorded and mixed at Green Shebeen Studios in beautiful Kansas City, Missouri. Copyright 2020, all rights reserved. No reproduction, excerpting, or other use without written permission.<