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Rare Birds: Conversations with Thoughtful Go-Getters

Rare Birds: Conversations with Thoughtful Go-Getters

By Ornithology Media
To bring a project—any project—to life is a creative or otherwise entrepreneurial process, and for many of us who have brought one or more projects to life ("Rare Birds," if you will), bringing creative work into the world is second nature, and there are people out there who want to know how we did it. Author and screenwriter Peter Fenton hosts these casual, friendly conversations asking, "What project are you most proud of? And how did you bring it to life?" of Authors, Filmmakers, YouTubers, Theatre Professionals, and more!
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Episode 3: J.E. Kraft, Author and Mental Health Advocate
J.E. Kraft—truly—is a rare bird. She's a mom of two teenage boys and wife to an awesome husband, author of two novels that are basically polar opposites in topic and tone, and has built a massive following on TikTok (@gianusystem) where they discuss living with Dissociative Identity Disorder (which is often erroneously called "multiple personality disorder"). J.E. Kraft wrote her first book, Kittens, when she was seven, and despite struggling with bullying, ADHD, and dyslexia, she hasn’t stopped writing since. She grew up into an awkward super geek; lover of animals, bugs, psychology, and science. They can be found in Tennessee with her husband, two kids, a cat, dog, lizard, frog, shrimp, and a variety of houseplants. When she’s not busy writing, she advocates online for mental health awareness and crushes the hopes and dreams of their loved ones in board games. J.E. Kraft's Website: www.jekraft.com TikTok: https://www.tiktok.com/@gianusystem Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/jekraftbooks/ Twitter: https://twitter.com/JE_Kraft The creative process always takes some form of investment—usually a bunch of time, potentially some money, but always, a whole lot of effort in the beginning, middle, and end. To bring a  project—any project—to life is a creative or otherwise entrepreneurial process, and for many of us who have brought one or more projects to life ("Rare Birds," if you will), bringing creative work into the world is second nature, and there are people out there who want to know how we did it. This is an opportunity to both promote your passion and to break down your creative process. The  Rare Birds Podcast seeks to demystify this process of bringing projects to life one conversation at a time with a diverse set of creative and entrepreneurial types. The guests on this podcast are hand-picked by host Peter Fenton as interesting creatives with a sense of humor who create quality, thoughtful content and use their platform to make their circles of influence a better place. These casual, friendly conversations will ask, "What project are you most proud of? And how did you bring it to life?" of Authors, Filmmakers, YouTubers, Theatre  Professionals, and more! About The Host Peter  Fenton’s work has appeared in or is forthcoming from Dadley  Productions, Heuer Publishing, BraveMaker Media, and Wheaton College  Jukebox Theater among others. Peter is an adventurous multi-genre author and screenwriter who co-founded Ornithology Media in summer 2021 as an imprint to produce creative work that stimulates critical thought and laughter. www.byPeterFenton.com www.instagram.com/peterfent/ www.twitter.com/peterfent/ ornithologymedia@gmail.com Intro Theme: Music: Lauren Duski - Rollin Download: http://raboninco.com/10wTc Music promoted by Epic Free Sounds Video Link: https://youtu.be/peWMaIvfckM
55:17
September 14, 2021
Episode 2: Tony Gapastione, Founder of BraveMaker Media
Filmmaker, actor, husband, father, and pastor Tony Gapastione (@tonygapastione) joins host Peter Fenton (@peterfent) for a very human chat about what it's like to juggle all the roles in a creative's life. Tony has just finished directing his debut feature film, LAST CHANCE CHARLENE, under his production company, BraveMaker Media. Tony Gapastione has worked on stage and in front of the camera acting, in print and film for over twenty-five years. He’s originally from Chicago where he grew his love for acting through theatre and now lives in Northern California where he became a SAG-AFTRA actor and filmmaker. Tony loves creative collaboration on the other side of the camera writing, producing and directing. Tony loves telling stories, that’s why he also started his non-profit film organization BRAVEMAKER. He wants to support, celebrate and equip filmmakers, actors, and brave storytellers of all kinds. Tony hosts monthly film screenings, panel discussions and an annual film fest in Redwood City, California as well as hosting a live Youtube show every Wednesday. Tony's Blog on Fundraising: http://www.tonygapastione.com/blog BraveMaker Media Official Website: https://bravemaker.com/ More About Last Chance Charlene: https://bravemaker.com/last-chance-charlene/ Follow BraveMaker on Youtube: https://www.youtube.com/bravemakerorg BraveMaker's Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/bravemakerorg/ The creative process always takes some form of investment—usually a bunch of time, potentially some money, but always, a whole lot of effort in the beginning, middle, and end. To bring a project—any project—to life is a creative or otherwise entrepreneurial process, and for many of us who have brought one or more projects to life ("Rare Birds," if you will), bringing creative work into the world is second nature, and there are people out there who want to know how we did it. This is an opportunity to both promote your passion and to break down your creative process. The Rare Birds Podcast seeks to demystify this process of bringing projects to life one conversation at a time with a diverse set of creative and entrepreneurial types. The guests on this podcast are hand-picked by host Peter Fenton as interesting creatives with a sense of humor who create quality, thoughtful content and use their platform to make their circles of influence a better place. These casual, friendly conversations will ask, "What project are you most proud of? And how did you bring it to life?" of Authors, Filmmakers, YouTubers, Theatre Professionals, and more! About The Host Peter Fenton’s work has appeared in or is forthcoming from Dadley Productions, Heuer Publishing, BraveMaker Media, and Wheaton College Jukebox Theater among others. Peter is an adventurous multi-genre author and screenwriter who co-founded Ornithology Media in summer 2021 as an imprint to produce creative work that stimulates critical thought and laughter. www.byPeterFenton.com www.instagram.com/peterfent/ www.twitter.com/peterfent/ ornithologymedia@gmail.com Intro Theme:  Music: Lauren Duski - Rollin  Download: http://raboninco.com/10wTc Music promoted by Epic Free Sounds  Video Link: https://youtu.be/peWMaIvfckM
54:11
September 7, 2021
Episode 1: Jen Lowry, Author of The Sunday Killer
Jen Lowry, author of thirty(!) books, joins host Peter Fenton for the very first episode of the Rare Birds podcast to talk all about her new book, THE SUNDAY KILLER, and how exactly she plays genre roulette with having written so many different titles for so many different audiences! Dr. Jennifer Lowry is from Maxton, North Carolina and loves the small-town life. She is a  fan of all things horror, UFC, and binge-watches episodes of The  Mentalist. When she isn’t literacy coaching at a metropolitan high school, author coaching, or homeschooling her son, she can be found sharing out the author journey online or hiding behind the pages of a  new book. She’s a traditional and self-published author/poet with twenty-nine books in multiple genres. She’s the owner of Monarch  Educational Services, L.L.C., publishing MG and YA books that matter.  The Sunday Killer is her first thriller, police procedural novel,  releasing August 31, 2021! Grab a peppermint coffee, a Reese’s cup, and check her out @jenlowrywrites. Order Your Copy of Jen's Book, THE SUNDAY KILLER: https://amzn.to/3mKRjvv Jen's Website: www.jenlowrywrites.com Jen's Podcast: https://anchor.fm/jen-lowry-writes Jen's Instagram: www.instagram.com/jenlowrywrites Jen's Twitter: www.twitter.com/jenlowrywrites The creative process always takes some form of investment—usually a bunch of time, potentially some money, but always, a whole lot of effort in the beginning, middle, and end. To bring a project—any project—to life is a creative or otherwise entrepreneurial process, and for many of us who have brought one or more projects to life ("Rare Birds," if you will), bringing creative work into the world is second nature, and there are people out there who want to know how we did it. This is an opportunity to both promote your passion and to break down your creative process. The Rare Birds Podcast seeks to demystify this process of bringing projects to life one conversation at a time with a diverse set of creative and entrepreneurial types. The guests on this podcast are hand-picked by host Peter Fenton as interesting creatives with a sense of humor who create quality, thoughtful content and use their platform to make their circles of influence a better place. These casual, friendly conversations will ask, "What project are you most proud of? And how did you bring it to life?" of Authors, Filmmakers, YouTubers, Theatre Professionals, and more! About The Host Peter Fenton’s work has appeared in or is forthcoming from Dadley Productions, Heuer Publishing, BraveMaker Media, and Wheaton College Jukebox Theater among others. Peter is an adventurous multi-genre author and screenwriter who co-founded Ornithology Media in summer 2021 as an imprint to produce creative work that stimulates critical thought and laughter. Intro Music:  Music: Lauren Duski - Rollin  Download: http://raboninco.com/10wTc Music promoted by Epic Free Sounds  Video Link: https://youtu.be/peWMaIvfckM
01:00:24
August 31, 2021
Episode 0: Introduction
Here's a very quick introduction from host Peter Fenton to talk about what is the Rare Birds Podcast all about. The creative process always takes some form of investment—usually a bunch of time, potentially some money, but always, a whole lot of effort in the beginning, middle, and end. To bring a project—any project—to life is a creative or otherwise entrepreneurial process, and for many of us who have brought one or more projects to life ("Rare Birds," if you will), bringing creative work into the world is second nature, and there are people out there who want to know how we did it. This is an opportunity to both promote your passion and to break down your creative process. The Rare Birds Podcast seeks to demystify this process of bringing projects to life one conversation at a time with a diverse set of creative and entrepreneurial types. The guests on this podcast are hand-picked by host Peter Fenton as interesting creatives with a sense of humor who create quality, thoughtful content and use their platform to make their circles of influence a better place. These casual, friendly conversations will ask, "What project are you most proud of? And how did you bring it to life?" of Authors, Filmmakers, YouTubers, Theatre Professionals, and more! About The Host Peter Fenton’s work has appeared in or is forthcoming from Dadley Productions, Heuer Publishing, BraveMaker Media, and Wheaton College Jukebox Theater among others. Peter is an adventurous multi-genre author and screenwriter who co-founded Ornithology Media in summer 2021 as an imprint to produce creative work that stimulates critical thought and laughter. Introduction:  Music: Lauren Duski - Rollin  Download: http://raboninco.com/10wTc Music promoted by Epic Free Sounds  Video Link: https://youtu.be/peWMaIvfckM
01:45
August 5, 2021