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The Lost Explorers Podcast

The Lost Explorers Podcast

By Lost Explorers Club
Live readings of short stories, prose, and select chapters from indie authors.

We highlight aspiring and talented indie authors or authors who self-publish. We want to get to know them and show them to the world. So, if you, or someone you know, has a story they want to share, please let us know.
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Episode 21: The Cleansing

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Episode 23: Every Piece is Sacred
With advance degrees in history and writing, Hunter's areas of critical research and specialty in history include: modern Irish history, with an emphasis on the work of Nobel Peace Prize Laureate, John Hume (Northern Ireland), whom she's had the opportunity to meet and study with; African, Caribbean, and Indigenous diaspora and enslavement in the Americas; and the history of technology. Hunter teaches creative and professional writing (e.g., fiction, nature writing, screenwriting, business writing), for all experience levels, at several universities in New England. Her classes are known for being writer-focused, energetic and modern, often debunking old and tired writing mantras. Further, she ensures her students leave with several pieces to expand on. To learn more about Hunter, visit: www.hunterliguore.org Twitter: @Skytale_Writer
26:35
December 17, 2021
Episode 22: Winterset Hollow
Our guest this episode is Jonathan Edward Durham, author of Winterset Hollow. Everyone has wanted their favorite book to be real, if only for a moment. Everyone has wished to meet their favorite characters, if only for a day. But be careful in that wish, for even a history forged in ink can be repaid in flesh and blood, and reality is far deadlier than fiction... especially on Addington Isle. Winterset Hollow follows a group of friends to the place that inspired their favorite book—a timeless tale about a tribe of animals preparing for  their yearly end-of-summer festival. But after a series of shocking discoveries, they find that much of what the world believes to be fiction is actually fact, and that the truth behind their beloved story is darker and more dangerous than they ever imagined. It’s Barley Day... and you’re invited to the hunt. Winterset Hollow is as thrilling as it is terrifying and as smart as it is surprising. A uniquely original story filled with properly unexpected twists and turns, Winterset Hollow delivers complex, indelible characters and pulse-pounding action as it storms toward an unforgettable climax that will leave you reeling. How do you celebrate Barley Day? You run, friend. You run. For submissions or questions, please visit: www.lostexplorersclub.com
02:12:34
December 10, 2021
Episode 21: The Cleansing
Kevin Slimmer is the author of The Shelter and numerous short stories, He received his bachelor of arts degree in Psychology in 1994 and has worked in the Human Services field for over 25 years. A Central New York native, he currently lives in Oswego, NY with his wife, Kristen, and his three children; Brady, 22; Presley, 20, and Parker, 5. Along with his new venture in writing, he enjoys playing the guitar, playing golf, reading, and watching a good movie.   You can visit him online at www.kevinslimmerauthor.com Or find him here: https://vocal.media/authors/kevin-slimmer https://www.facebook.com/KevinSlimmerAuthor/ https://www.amazon.com/Shelter-Book-One-Trilogy-ebook/dp/B096DJ2Y28 www.twitter.com/slimmer825
01:04:50
December 03, 2021
Episode 20: The Xenure Station Trilogy
Maria has made a career of using words to communicate. Working at a television station, her first paid job, nurtured Maria's love of words. A move to Sydney to study Communications gave her the opportunity to work with advertising & public relations agencies, corporate companies and newspapers. She has written PR, ads and newsletters for products from food to jewellery, fashion and interiors as well as garden and building products. Both for traditional print media and digital. When she is not writing website content or as a senior reviewer for Weekend Notes, she works on her short stories and novels. Maria writes fiction family sagas, science fiction and contemporary fiction. Her latest novel, The Xenure Station Trilogy is out now! To learn more about Maria, visit her website, www.mariapfrino.com. The Competition for Xenure Station runs until January 30, to learn more, visit Maria on twitter: @frino_mp We want to highlight aspiring and talented indie authors or authors who self-publish. We want to get to know them and show them to the world. So, if you, or someone you know, has a story they want to share, please let us know below, we’d love to read their work on The Lost Explorers Podcast. To submit your own work for reading, or for questions and comments, please email submissions@lostexplorersclub.com
01:00:10
November 26, 2021
Episode Nineteen: Matt Barry Dungeon Master
Our guest is Matt Barry of the CMD Network. He is a professional dungeon master for Dungeons and Dragons and other tabletop RPGs.  To listen to the CMD Network podcast, visit below: https://anchor.fm/thecmdpodcast https://anchor.fm/cmdnd To contact or watch the CMD Network: TheCMDNetwork@gmail.com https://www.twitch.tv/thecmdnetwork
59:38
November 05, 2021
Episode Eighteen: Why Are There Monkeys?
In today's episode, we are treated to a reading of "Why are there Monkeys (and other questions for God) by the author, Brooke Jones. To purchase a copy of the book for yourself, or review what you've heard: https://www.amazon.com/Why-There-Monkeys-other-questions/dp/1643884646/ref=cm_cr_arp_d_product_top?ie=UTF8 Or visit the author's website: https://writtenbybrookejones.com/ Questions or comments: www.lostexplorersclub.com
01:39:30
October 29, 2021
Episode Seventeen: Dark Legends
In this episode, we read chapter one of "Dark Legends" by Josh Stevens. To buy a copy of "Dark Legends": https://www.amazon.com/gp/product/B08G4G656T/ref=dbs_a_def_rwt_hsch_vapi_tkin_p1_i0 Josh's website: https://www.darklegendssaga.com To learn more about the Lost Explorers Podcast, or to submit your own work, visit us at www.lostexplorersclub.com/podcast.
01:06:55
October 22, 2021
Episode Sixteen: The Bungplug of the Void
In this episode we read "The Bungplug of the Void" by Brad Kelly. Brad Kelly is a novelist from nearabout Detroit, Michigan. He was awarded a Michener Fellowship in Fiction and Screenwriting and his short stories have appeared in a number of literary journals. He co-hosts the podcast Art of Darkness, featuring conversational biographies focusing on the dark side of creators who've left their mark on culture. His novel, House of Sleep, a work of literary psy-fi about language, grief, dreams, cults, and, finally, transcendence, is out now.  bradkellyesque.com (book link and general website) twitter.com/bradkelly (easiest way to contact/find Brad) artofdarkpod.com (podcast) To learn more about the Lost Explorers Podcast, or to submit your own work, visit us at www.lostexplorersclub.com/podcast.
01:09:43
October 15, 2021
Episode Fifteen: Music Shall Untune the Sky
In this episode, we read the beginning of Music Shall Untune the Sky, by Lou Kemp. Lou is one of those writers who doesn’t plan ahead, no outlines, no clue, and sometimes writes herself into a corner. Atmospheric music in the  background helps entice the moodier muse that must be present. Black by Pearl Jam is one that really helps. To learn more about Lou, visit: https://www.loukemp.com/about-the-author/ Facebook: Lou Kemp Author of Horror and Suspense Twitter: @LouKemp14 To buy a copy of her book, or review today's reading, please visit: https://www.amazon.com/Music-Shall-Untune-Sky-Kemp-ebook/dp/B09CP29K7G/ref=sr_1_2?dchild=1&keywords=lou+kemp&qid=1633116785&sr=8-2 To learn more about the Lost Explorers Podcast, or to submit your own work, visit us at www.lostexplorersclub.com/podcast.
52:26
October 08, 2021
Episode Fourteen: One Wild Ride
In this episode, we read the first two chapters of "One Wild Ride: The Saga of the Dake and Bates Show" by Bill Long and Frank Irving. Bill Long and Frank Irving have combined their talents to write their first novel together. They have been close friends since their teenage years,  when they spent many hours together on the basketball court adjacent to Violet Hill Elementary School in York, Pennsylvania. As evidenced in  their initial novel, Bill and Frank have shared a lifelong passion for sports. To learn more about the book, or purchase a copy, please use the links below. If you enjoyed this episode or want to support the authors, we encourage you to purchase their book and read it for yourself! www.facebook.com/onewildride https://onewildride.pubsitepro.com/ To learn more about the Lost Explorers Podcast, or to submit your own work, visit us at www.lostexplorersclub.com/podcast.
01:24:28
October 01, 2021
Episode Thirteen: The Upsetter Blog
In this episode, we read "Intro" and "Verse" from The Upsetter Blog, by Brett Marie. The literary alter ego of American rock 'n' roll  musician Mat Treiber, Brett Marie is a contributing editor for the  online literary journal Bookanista. His writing has appeared in various magazines, including New Plains Review, Words + Images Press, The Impressment Gang, and PopMatters. His story 'If It Had Happened to You' was shortlisted for LoveReading UK’s first Very Short Story Award in 2019. He currently lives in England with his wife and daughter. Twitter: @brettmarie1979 Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/brett.marie.5 Website: https://brettmarietellsstories.wordpress.com If you enjoyed today's reading, please support Brett by purchasing a copy of The Upsetter Blog!  https://www.amazon.com/Upsetter-Blog-Brett-Marie/dp/1952085098/ref=sr_1_1?dchild=1&keywords=the+upsetter+blog&qid=1632502761&sr=8-1 To learn more about the Lost Explorers Podcast, or to submit your own work, visit us at www.lostexplorersclub.com/podcast.
01:31:29
September 24, 2021
Episode Twelve: Callisto 2.0
In this episode we read "Callisto 2.0: a Novel of the Future" by Susan English. Susan English is a born adventurer and LGBTQ+ science fiction writer, with dreams of a society where justice and copmassion rule. She holds a master's degree in physics and lives with her wife in beautiful Medellin, Colombia. Visit and support Susan here: web: www.shambhalasaga.com twitter: @susanenglish001 email: shambhalasaga@gmail.com Callisto 2.0 is free and permanently available here: https://books2read.com/u/me9pBE To learn more about the Lost Explorers Podcast, or to submit your own work, visit us at www.lostexplorersclub.com/podcast.
40:53
September 17, 2021
Episode Eleven: Cool
In this episode, we read "Cool" by Kelli Green. Kelli Green is a writer, creator, teacher, and lifelong student. She’s been writing since she was in elementary school, though she really dug deeper into her craft of fiction and non-fiction during her college years. She has self-published one novel, “May” and two short stories, “Cool” and “Elizabeth” on Amazon. She loves storytelling in all of its forms and her biggest dream is to continue growing in all of her creative endeavors. Amazon author page: https://www.amazon.com/kindle-dbs/author/ref=dbs_P_W_auth?_encoding=UTF8&author=Kelli+Green&searchAlias=digital-text&asin=B085KWMRT4 Professional Instagram/Twitter: @keloggs8495plus Podcast: Pick It Apart https://anchor.fm/piakelligreen Pick It Apart insta/Twitter: @pickitap_art To learn more about the Lost Explorers Podcast, or to submit your own work, visit us at www.lostexplorersclub.com/podcast.
01:25:39
September 10, 2021
Episode Ten: The Lucids
In this episode, we read the first part of "The Lucids: Tales before the Awakening" by Melina Jordan See below for links to Melina's works: Tales of the Lucids: Stories before the Awakening - https://www.amazon.com/dp/B08LNBH7F3/ref=tmm_pap_swatch_0?_encoding=UTF8&qid=&sr= Nightmares of the Lucid Child pre-release - https://www.amazon.com/Nightmares-Lucid-Child-Universe-Book-ebook/dp/B09DJV19TS/ref=sr_1_1?dchild=1&keywords=nightmares+of+the+lucid+child&qid=1630270198&s=digital-text&sr=1-1 The Dead Speaks Kindle Vella series - https://www.amazon.com/The-Dead-Speaks/dp/B099Q23GPZ/ref=sr_1_2?dchild=1&keywords=the+dead+speak&qid=1630270244&s=falkor&sr=1-2 To learn more about the Lost Explorers Podcast, or to submit your own work, visit us at www.lostexplorersclub.com/podcast.
01:49:54
September 03, 2021
Episode Nine: The Rain Dancer
In this episode, we read "The Rain Dancer" a short story by Alan Scott. Alan Scott was born and raised on the West Coast of Scotland, and returns regularly to top up his accent. He joined the RAF in 1989 and traveled  the world, where he met the wicked and the witless, as well as the kind and thoughtful. He left in 2001. Having been a lifelong avid reader of dark fantasy, and in 2010 finally decided to try writing his own, using his treasured homeland and love of  music for inspiration. With the help of a proofreader in Texas, USA, and an illustrator from Berlin, Germany, he has created 'The Storm Series', which currently consists of a trilogy of novels and three books of short stories. He is fan-friendly and welcomes all comments and reviews of his work. Alan's greatest writing achievement so far is to have one of stories “Deadly Tap of a Cane”; chosen by WorldReader for use by them. http://www.worldreader.org aims to help spread ebooks and literacy in developing countries.  He still cannot help but smile when he sees that his work has been downloaded in as faraway places as Japan and Brazil. To learn more about the Lost Explorers Podcast, or to submit your own work, visit us at www.lostexplorersclub.com/podcast.
03:05:09
August 20, 2021
Episode Eight: The Weight of Pain, the Chaos of Worry
In This Episode we read a short story written by James Michels, "The Weight of Pain, the Chaos of Worry." James Michels is a husband and father of three from Southeast Michigan. He has worked as an officer with the Michigan Department of Corrections for six years. To learn more about James, visit him online: www.jamesmichels.net https://m.facebook.com/jamestherealmike/ https://www.twitter.com/jamesmi45735281 https://www.instagram.com/jamesemichels/ Or find his book, Ice Rising, on Amazon: https://www.amazon.com/dp/1736757415/ref=cm_sw_r_cp_api_glt_fabc_JTDCJWDWA8J4ZFBAW4HT To learn more about the Lost Explorers Podcast, or to submit your own work, visit us at www.lostexplorersclub.com/podcast.
01:59:59
August 13, 2021
Episode Seven: The Lottery
In this episode, we read The Lottery, by Kristin Durfee. Kristin Durfee is the author of The  Four Corners Trilogy (Black  Opal Books), MASS (Orange  Blossom Publishing), and Touch (Voyage Literary Journal) as well as short stories for adults appearing in several anthologies. She resides in Central Florida and when not enjoying the sun with her husband, son, and two quirky dogs, you can usually find her on a run, horseback ride, or wandering around a theme park Learn more about Kristin at www.kristindurfee.com. We highlight aspiring and talented indie authors or authors who self-publish. We want to get to know them and show them to the world. So, if you, or someone you know, has a story they want to share, please let us know below, we’d love to read their work on The Lost Explorers Podcast. To submit your own work for reading, or for questions and comments, please email submissions@lostexplorersclub.com
01:27:02
August 06, 2021
Episode Six: Gold Heart
In this episode we read Gold Heart, by Chad Taylor. Chad Taylor was born and raised in Cincinnati Ohio, as the youngest of seven, he always wanted to explore and create things. He began creating comics at 14, and in 2009 published his comic "the 5ivefooters". he's now working on completing his debut novel. If you want to learn more about Chad, or support his work, please visit chadtaylor.substack.com, or find him on Twitter: Chad5ive You can read Gold Heart for yourself in the Summer 2020 issue of engender: https://issuu.com/ricewrc/docs/2020summerengender We want to highlight aspiring and talented indie authors or authors who self-publish. We want to get to know them and show them to the world. So, if you, or someone you know, has a story they want to share, please let us know below, we’d love to read their work on The Lost Explorers Podcast. To submit your own work for reading, or for questions and comments, please email submissions@lostexplorersclub.com
46:14
July 30, 2021
Episode Five: Two Men in a Shed
Maria has made a career of using words to communicate. Working at a television station, her first paid job, nurtured Maria's love of words. A move to Sydney to study Communications gave her the opportunity to work with advertising & public relations agencies, corporate companies and  newspapers. She has written PR, ads and newsletters for products from food to jewellery, fashion and interiors as well as garden and building products. Both for traditional print media and digital. When she is not writing website content or as a senior reviewer for Weekend Notes, she works on her short stories and novels. Maria writes fiction family sagas, science fiction and contemporary fiction. Her debut novel, The Decision They Made, is a compelling family saga spanning three generations and three countries. Full of dark secrets, flawed  love and a decision no one was supposed to discover. Her latest novel, Two Men in a Shed, is out now. To learn more about Maria, visit her website, www.mariapfrino.com. We want to highlight aspiring and talented indie authors or authors who self-publish. We want to get to know them and show them to the world. So, if you, or someone you know, has a story they want to share, please let us know below, we’d love to read their work on The Lost Explorers Podcast. To submit your own work for reading, or for questions and comments, please email submissions@lostexplorersclub.com
49:03
July 23, 2021
Episode Four: Prodigy Quest
In today's episode, we interview author Verlin Darrow and read the first chapter of his newest book, Prodigy Quest. Verlin Darrow, aka Marc Darrow, is a psychotherapist and author who delves into the transcendental and esoteric in his novels, he is a former taxi-driver and singer/songwriter. We are lucky to have him on the show! To read more by Verlin, or learn more about him, visit www.verlindarrow.com or follow him on twitter: @AuthorDarrow We want to highlight aspiring and talented indie authors or authors who self-publish. We want to get to know them and show them to the world. So, if you, or someone you know, has a story they want to share, please let us know below, we’d love to read their work on The Lost Explorers Podcast. To submit your own work for reading, or for questions and comments, please email submissions@lostexplorersclub.com
01:03:51
July 16, 2021
Episode Three: The Moon's Permission
In this episode we read the first chapter of a tender and heartfelt book written by J "Max" Maxwell, and ask him about the inspiration for this story. Max is an undergraduate student in history at Washington State University. He lives in Seattle with his youngest daughter. He loves video games, manga, Japanese, and art. You can read the rest of The Moon's Permission, at www.duointherain.com, or read more from Max at www.maxwellandwords.com We want to highlight aspiring and talented indie authors or authors who self-publish. We want to get to know them and show them to the world. So, if you, or someone you know, has a story they want to share, please let us know below, we’d love to read their work on The Lost Explorers Podcast. To submit your own work for reading, or for questions and comments, please email submissions@lostexplorersclub.com
54:03
July 09, 2021
Episode Two: Hard Reset
In this episode we read a science fiction short story written by Chris Burright, and ask him about his writing process. Chris writes in genres ranging from realistic and historical fiction to fantasy and sci-fi. he also writes poetry. Currently, he is working on a collection of short stories as well as a larger series of high fantasy. You can read more by Chris Burright at www.chrisburright.wordpress.com We want to highlight aspiring and talented indie authors or authors who  self-publish. We want to get to know them and show them to the world.  So, if you, or someone you know, has a story they want to share, please  let us know below, we’d love to read their work on The Lost Explorers  podcast. To submit your own work for reading, or for questions and comments, please email submissions@lostexplorersclub.com
01:00:50
July 02, 2021
Episode One: Southern Gothic
In our first episode, we explain the purpose of the Lost Explorers Podcast and introduce ourselves. The readings for today are two short stories in a Southern Gothic setting: -The Devil Went Down to Farmer's Lane -Our Own Land. Live readings of short stories, prose, and select chapters from indie authors!  We don’t believe the best stories are only found in Barnes & Noble. They can be found anywhere. Especially among the not-so-famous. We want to highlight aspiring and talented indie authors or authors who self-publish. We want to get to know them and show them to the world. So, if you, or someone you know, has a story they want to share, please let us know below, we’d love to read their work on The Lost Explorers podcast. Thank you, we hope you enjoy! To submit your own work for reading, or for questions and comments, please email submissions@lostexplorersclub.com
27:01
June 25, 2021