The Word Count Episode 15 – “A Taxi ride late one night in the city turns strange, when…”

Welcome to Episode 15 of “The Word Count” podcast!

This week’s show is based on the theme A taxi ride late one night in the city turns strange when…”

Links to the show:

Direct: http://thewordcount.libsyn.com/webpage

iTunes (and remember, itunes takes their sweet time in posting.  If you don’t see it yet, keep trying!): http://itunes.apple.com/podcast/the-word-count/id392550989

 

 

Our guests this week:

 

ebfaceEDEN BAYLEE

Eden writes erotica, provocative stories incorporating all her favorite things: travel; culture; and sex. Sometimes there’s romance, sometimes not. Sometimes there’s a happy ending, sometimes not. What is consistent are the multi-dimensional characters who grow and change as the stories progress. Sex is the backdrop, but a very important element in their evolution.  She left a long and distinguished career in banking to become a full-time writer.  Her first book, Fall into Winter, a book of four erotic novellas, is currently available via AMAZON, Barnes & Noble, and other sites located on her website.

 

Website: www.edenbaylee.com

Twitter name:  @edenbaylee

Facebook: http://www.facebook.com/edenbaylee

 

MMUNSONMATTHEW MUNSON

Matthew is a civil servant, often seen vaguely shuffling bits of paper around from one bit of his desk to the next before mumbling something about “character development” and sloping off to write – which is his first love. He’s been published in a flash fiction anthology, some medical journals and two fiction magazines. As long as people keep foolishly accepting his work, he will continue writing – you have been warned.

Website: www.writeordie.co.uk and http://vikingbay.blogspot.com/

Twitter: @mnwjm1981

 

 

 

 

mJamesBloodM. JAMES BLOOD

M. James Blood is an upcoming Hardboiled and Dark fiction author from Melbourne, Australia, who writes everything from Noir to fantasy to gore-spattered horror. His obsessions include ritual magic and the Occult, LGBT fiction, Psychology, and Literature, which he studied for his Masters Degree. He currently writes and lives around the Pacific, between the city of his birth Down Under and a house full of artists and mythical creatures in Seattle, Washington.

Website: http://mjblood.com

Twitter name: @mjamesblood

The Word Count Episode 14 – “Interaction with a character of your creation with a famous fictional character”

Welcome to Episode 14 of “The Word Count” podcast!

This week’s show is based on the theme “Interaction with a character of your creation with a famous fictional character.”

Links to the show:
iTunes (and remember, itunes takes their sweet time in posting.  If you don’t see it yet, keep trying!): http://itunes.apple.com/podcast/the-word-count/id392550989

Our guests this week:
Monica
MONICA MARIER “Linus Meets Gandalf”
Monica is a caffeinated stay-at-home mom, artist, writer, composer and eccentric. Her debut novel Must Love Dragons is came out through Hunt Press September 2010. She writes a column on obesity in America for Frum Forum and draws/writes webcomics for the company she co-created: Tangent Artists. Monica lives in the D.C. Metro area with her very supportive husband, blogs at the Attack of the Muses and is also on Twitter.

MAFink

M. A. FINK “”The Unusual Patron”

M. A. Fink estimates he has read aloud 25,000 pages of text in his lifetime to date, on stage and in more intimate settings. He is the author of the soon-to-be-published illustrated novel The Found Diary of Avery Alexander Myer, as well as number of published poems and flash fiction pieces.

Website — http://thefounddiary.wordpress.com/      (my novel’s page)
                http://onetarot.livejournal.com/        (writing/art page)
                http://alternativerealism.wordpress.com/       (site that explores the themes of my novel)
Twitter handle — @onetarot

MMUNSON
MATTHEW MUNSON “Thursday’s Life”
 
Matthew is a civil servant, often seen vaguely shuffling bits of paper around from one bit of his desk to the next before mumbling something about “character development” and sloping off to write – which is his first love. He’s been published in a flash fiction anthology, some medical journals and two fiction magazines. As long as people keep foolishly accepting his work, he will continue writing – you have been warned.
 
 
Twitter: @mnwjm1981


kadinKADIN SETON “Conversations Over Coffee”

Kadin Seton is currently writing her first novel – due out in late 2011.  Having written training documents for too many years, she finally decided to break out of the mold and write material that truly inspired her.

Twitter: @kadinseton


ebfaceEDEN BAYLEE “A Man of Wealth and Taste”

Eden writes erotica, provocative stories incorporating all her favorite things: travel; culture; and sex. Sometimes there’s romance, sometimes not. Sometimes there’s a happy ending, sometimes not. What is consistent are the multi-dimensional characters who grow and change as the stories progress. Sex is the backdrop, but a very important element in their evolution.  She left a long and distinguished career in banking to become a full-time writer.  Her first book, Fall into Winter, a book of four erotic novellas, is currently available via AMAZON, Barnes & Noble, and other sites located on her website.
Twitter name:  @edenbaylee

Podcast for Japan

New_Sun_RisingThis week is a very special episode of The Word Count podcast. “New Sun Rising: Stories for Japan,” is an anthology being compiled by FRANKIE SACHS. Stories, poems and a celebration of Japanese culture will be included and some of the talent that have contributed to New Sun Rising have provided their work for the podcast.

 

Links to the show:
iTunes (and remember, itunes takes their sweet time in posting.  If you don’t see it yet, keep trying!): http://itunes.apple.com/podcast/the-word-count/id392550989

 

New Sun Rising will be out at the end of May, but in the meantime, please enjoy this very special episode of The Word Count: Podcast for Japan.

An interview with editor and writer FRANKIE SACHS is included!

FRANKE’S Bio: Frankie Sachs’ literary qualifications consist of an extensive collection of restraining orders from editors. Being in charge of this project is karma.

 

I like her. 🙂

 

Our guests this week:

 

berit_EllingsenBERIT ELLINGSEN “Three Posters for Japan” –Read by Annie Evett

 

Berit Ellingsen is a Norwegian literary and speculative fiction author. She is also a science journalist and has a dark past as a game, film and music reviewer. Her work has or will appear in various online literary journals and in print anthologies, most recently in SPLIT Quarterly, The Subterranean Literary Journal and Zouch Magazine. Berit admits to pine for the fjords when abroad. Her debut novel, The

Empty City, is inspired by philosophies like zen and taoism.

 

Links

Blog: http://www.ninja-wizard.blogspot.com/

Book site: http://emptycitynovel.com/

Twitter: http://twitter.com/BeritEllingsen

or @BeritEllingsen

Mark_Kerstetter_in_Central_ParkMARK KERSTETTER “The Three Halbun”
Mark Kerstetter steals time away from restoring an old house in Florida to write and make art out of salvaged wood. His writing has appeared in many online journals, and he is the winner of several awards, including the Jerry Jazz New Short Fiction Award. He is the former poetry editor for the online arts journal Escape into Life.
Website: The Bricoleur  http://markerstetter.blogspot.com/
Twitter: @markerstetter

 

 

 

fritz_bogott_author_photoFRITZ BOGOTT “Ningyodash” –Read by Annie Evett

Fritz Bogott keeps bees and writes stories in Northfield, Minnesota.

 

Website: http://fritzbogott.com/

Twitter: @fritzbogott


 

damiencedwardsDAMIEN C. EDWARDS “The Unfortunate Incident of the Broken Weeinie” –Read by Marcus Pater

Damien lives in Sydney, Australia with his lovely couch and two computers called Blackie and Molly.?http://damiencedwards.com

http://twitter.com/damiencedwards

 

The audio recording for The Unfortunate Incident of the Broken Weenie was read and produced by Marcus Pater http://www3.showcast.com.au/showcast/marcuspater

 

 

 

marcus_speh_pic_zweiMARCUS SPEH “Gyoza Express”

 

Marcus Speh is a writer, ex-particle physicist, professor, executive coach, web head, father, fictionaut, former fencer and paratrooper, cur­rent maitre d’ of the  kaffe in katmandu and curator of the  One Thousand Shipwrecked Penguins project, who lives in Berlin and blogs at  Nothing To Flawnt .

 

LINKS: http://marcusspeh.com

TWITTER: @marcus_speh

 

DJUDONALD JACOB UITYLUGT “The Road to NeoSendai” –Read by Solange Noir 

Published author, interviewer and all-around creative talent from Australia, her heart-wrench autobiographical book, Empty Chairs is available from Amazon.

 

 

 

Tyson_BleyTYSON BLEY “Please Help Me Find the Dollar I Lost” –Read by Frankie Sachs

 

Tyson Bley walks dogs for a living. He writes mainly about these experiences. He lives in Germany.

 

Website: http://soapstain.blogspot.com/

 

Twitter: @FrankZok

 

 

Simon_Paul_WilsonSIMON PAUL WILSON “Kibou” –Read by Jane Roberts

 

Simon Paul Wilson was born in England but decided to travel around Asia and forgot to go back.

 

Currently living in Guangzhou, China, his writing has been deeply influenced by Asian culture and authors such as Banana Yoshimoto, Haruki Murakami and Yoko Ogawa.

 

His first book, ‘Yuko Zen Is Somewhere Else’, can be found on the Authonomy website and has received high praise. His second book, ‘See You When the World Ends’ is nearing completion.

 

Simon is extremely proud to be a part of the ‘New Sun Rising’ project and considers his contribution, ‘Kibou’, to be a kooky tale that may bring a tear to the eye.

 

When not writing, Simon usually spends his time listening to very loud music while playing air-guitar and other instruments.

 

Website: http://simonpaulwilson.wordpress.com/

 

 

The Word Count Episode 12 – “Pick a Line from Your Favorite Song…”

Welcome to Episode 12 of “The Word Count” podcast!
Links to the show:
iTunes (and remember, itunes takes their sweet time in posting.  If you don’t see it yet, keep trying!): http://itunes.apple.com/podcast/the-word-count/id392550989


This week’s show is based on the theme “Pick a Line from a Song you Love…

Our guests this week:

Sachula32011
J. D. ROBINSON
J.D. is an anime and manga addict, just trying to get the voices out of her head. She tends to write mostly Urban Fantasy and Paranormal, but dabbles in Horror and traditional Fantasy as well.
Website: http://jdwrites.com (where you can follow her life and works in progress with snippets uploaded every week


Monica
MONICA MARIER

Monica is a caffeinated stay-at-home mom, artist, writer, composer and eccentric. Her debut novel Must Love Dragons is came out through Hunt Press September 2010. She writes a column on obesity in America for Frum Forum and draws/writes webcomics for the company she co-created: Tangent Artists. Monica lives in the D.C. Metro area with her very supportive husband, blogs at the Attack of the Muses and is also on Twitter.

Chris_BlanchardCHRISTOPHER BLANCHARD
Christopher Blanchard is a 37 year old husband and father who has decided to really get serious about becoming a published author. He is currently shopping around his novel The Windsmith. He currently is working on a project where he writes one short story a week for a full year, which can be found at his blog, His newest novel, The Life and Times of Aries Webb, which is a series of short stories about the first man born on Mars, is being posted on his blog each week. He is also planning on 
working on an epic fantasy as soon as his weekly short story project is done, and also sending out some of his shorts to get published. He’s crazy like that.
Twitter: @BlanchardAuthor

SETONKADIN SETON
Kadin Seton is currently writing her first novel – due out in late 2011.  Having written training documents for too many years, she finally decided to break out of the mold and write material that truly inspired her.
Twitter: @EnigmaOfWriting

MMUNSON
MATTHEW MUNSON
 
Bio: Matthew is a civil servant, often seen vaguely shuffling bits of paper around from one bit of his desk to the next before mumbling something about “character development” and sloping off to write – which is his first love. He’s been published in a flash fiction anthology, some medical journals and two fiction magazines. As long as people keep foolishly accepting his work, he will continue writing – you have been warned.
 
 
Twitter: @mnwjm1981

LMSTULL
L.M. STULL

Originally a Washington, DC native, L.M. Stull now resides in Southern Virginia. She has always been a creative person and studied classical piano and dance from a young age.

During the day you will find her chained to a desk at a law firm. Yes, she works for lawyers. Now you understand why she writes about creatures . . . Boom! At night she channels her inner creative monster and writes (sorry, she doesn’t turn into a werewolf or anything).

Her debut paranormal romance novel, Memoirs of a Monkey, is scheduled to be released Spring 2011:

When she’s not writing or feverishly taking orders from attorneys, she laces up and runs (and sometimes drinks wine…yeah, okay maybe more than sometimes).

There are several ways you can go about stalking her on the web if your little heart so desires: Twitter, Facebook, Goodreads (Hint: she’ll totally think you’re awesome if you add her upcoming books to your to-read pile) and of course her really cool Website. She also runs the Fellow Writer’s group on Facebook.


SOOZSUZANNAH BURKE
Published author, interviewer and all-around creative talent from Australia, her heart-wrench autobiographical book, Empty Chairs is available from Amazon
Written under her pen name of Stacey Danson.
Author
Empty Chairs
Twitter – @pursoot

ebfaceEDEN BAYLEE
Eden writes erotica, provocative stories incorporating all her favorite things: travel; culture; and sex. Sometimes there’s romance, sometimes not. Sometimes there’s a happy ending, sometimes not. What is consistent are the multi-dimensional characters who grow and change as the stories progress. Sex is the backdrop, but a very important element in their evolution.  She left a long and distinguished career in banking to become a full-time writer.  Her first book, Fall into Winter, a book of four erotic novellas, is currently available via AMAZON, Barnes & Noble, and other sites located on her website.
Website:  www.edenbaylee.com
Twitter name:  @edenbaylee

The Word Count Episode 11 – “I Have a Secret…”

Welcome to Episode 11 of “The Word Count” podcast!
Links to the show:
iTunes (and remember, itunes takes their sweet time in posting.  If you don’t see it yet, keep trying!): http://itunes.apple.com/podcast/the-word-count/id392550989

This week’s show is based on the theme “I have a secret…

The show this week is dedicated to the victims, aid workers and heros in Japan.  To that end, I would like to invite all writers to check out FRANKIE SACHS’ request for submissions to his anthology Stories for Japan.  Find out more at http://storiesforjapan.blogspot.com.

Our guests this week:

ebfaceEDEN BAYLEE

Eden writes erotica, provocative stories incorporating all her favorite things: travel; culture; and sex. Sometimes there’s romance, sometimes not. Sometimes there’s a happy ending, sometimes not. What is consistent are the multi-dimensional characters who grow and change as the stories progress. Sex is the backdrop, but a very important element in their evolution.  She left a long and distinguished career in banking to become a full-time writer.  Her first book, Fall into Winter, a book of four erotic novellas, is currently available via AMAZON, Barnes & Noble, and other sites located on her website.
Twitter name:  @edenbaylee

MonicaMONICA MARIER

Monica is a caffeinated stay-at-home mom, artist, writer, composer and eccentric. Her debut novel Must Love Dragons is came out through Hunt Press September 2010. She writes a column on obesity in America for Frum Forum and draws/writes webcomics for the company she co-created: Tangent Artists. Monica lives in the D.C. Metro area with her very supportive husband, blogs at the Attack of the Muses and is also on Twitter.

bill_KirtonBILL KIRTON

Bill Kirton has been a university lecturer, presented TV programmes, written and performed songs and sketches at the Edinburgh Festival, and had many radio plays broadcast by the BBC and the Australian BC. He’s written three books on study and writing skills in Pearson’s ‘Brilliant’ series and his crime novels, Material Evidence, Rough Justice, The Darkness, Shadow Selves and the historical novel The Figurehead, set in Aberdeen in 1840, have been published in the UK and USA. His short stories have appeared in several anthologies and Love Hurts was chosen for the Mammoth Book of Best British Crime 2010. He’s also published the first of a series of children’s stories called Stanley Moves In. His latest novel – a dark, comic satire on the spy/crime genres – is about to appear. It’s called The Sparrow Conundrum.
 
 
Twitter name: @carver22

denred-resizedDIANE NELSON

Diane grew up not-Eye-talian but in a town that was. The experience left her with a love of words and a rather energetic style of verbal expression. She is the author of Dragon Academy, a YA fantasy-adventure tale set in Hunterdon County NJ. She is also the founder and Creative Director of Pfoxmoor Publishing, www.pfoxmoorpublishing.com and www.pfoxchase.com
Twitter: @diane_nelson

MMUNSONMATTHEW MUNSON
 
Bio: Matthew is a civil servant, often seen vaguely shuffling bits of paper around from one bit of his desk to the next before mumbling something about “character development” and sloping off to write – which is his first love. He’s been published in a flash fiction anthology, some medical journals and two fiction magazines. As long as people keep foolishly accepting his work, he will continue writing – you have been warned.
 
 
Twitter: @mnwjm1981

Sachula32011J. D. ROBINSON

J.D. is an anime and manga addict, just trying to get the voices out of her head. She tends to write mostly Urban Fantasy and Paranormal, but dabbles in Horror and traditional Fantasy as well.
Website: http://jdwrites.com (where you can follow her life and works in progress with snippets uploaded every week.)

SOOZSUZANNAH BURKE

Published author, interviewer and all-around creative talent from Australia, her heart-wrench autobiographical book, Empty Chairs is available from Amazon
Written under her pen name of Stacey Danson.
Author
Empty Chairs
Twitter – @pursoot

LMSTULLL.M. STULL

Originally a Washington, DC native, L.M. Stull now resides in Southern Virginia.  She has always been a creative person and studied classical piano and dance from a young age.

During the day you will find her chained to a desk at a law firm.  Yes, she works for lawyers.  Now you understand why she writes about creatures . . . Boom!  At night she channels her inner creative monster and writes (sorry, she doesn’t turn into a werewolf or anything).  
Her debut paranormal romance novel, Memoirs of a Monkey, is scheduled to be released Spring 2011:
When she’s not writing or feverishly taking orders from attorneys, she laces up and runs (and sometimes drinks wine…yeah, okay maybe more than sometimes).
There are several ways you can go about stalking her on the web if your little heart so desires: Twitter, Facebook, Goodreads (Hint: she’ll totally think you’re awesome if you add her upcoming books to your to-read pile) and of course her really cool Website.  She also runs the Fellow Writer’s group on Facebook.

5MF Roadshow Week 3

HEAD over to read all entries and see the finalists after 3:30 by clicking:
5 Minute Fiction Blog Tour: Week 3!

So the day is FINALLY here! 

Welcome to 5Minute Fiction, guys!  Ready?

Again, thanks so much to Leah Petersen, the founder of this INCREDIBLE contest, for letting me steal borrow her idea do this on my blog.
 
And we call it 5 Minute Fiction because you write a nice little piece of fiction in five minutes. Crazy people that we are. Are you new? Get in there and start scrapping!
The Rules
* You get five minutes to write a piece of prose in any style or genre
* You must directly reference today’s prompt: PUB
  
(Note: The prompt is the word. The picture is for decoration/inspiration.)
pub 
* Post your entry as a comment to this post. ***NOTE: if you have any issue with the comments, E-MAIL ME YOUR ENTRY at: me@rbwood.com ***

I’ll close the contest at 1:45 p.m. EST. That gives you 5 minutes to write and 10 to accommodate the vagaries of relative time, technology, and the fickle internets. If you are confused or just want to whine, feel free to email me.

At the close of the contest, this week’s guest judge, ME (Mwahahaha! The POWER!) will nominate five finalists. I’ll put the nominees in a poll in the left hand column, and at 9:00 a.m. EST tomorrow, I’ll close the poll and declare the winner.

For updates, you can subscribe to my RSS feed, subscribe to my blog via email, or follow me on Twitter!!
  
What’s the prize? Well, nothing, obviously. But we’ll all agree to tweet and/or blog about the winner of today’s contest so their fame and fortune will be assured.

A Few Notes:
* In the interest of time and formatting, it’s best to type straight into the comment box. It’s also smart to do a quick highlight and copy before you hit “post” just in case the internet decide to eat your entry. If your entry doesn’t appear right away, email me. Sometimes comments go into the suspected spam folder and I have to dig them out.
* I reserve the right to remove hate speech or similar but I’m not too picky about the other stuff.
* This is all for fun and self-promotion. So be sure to put your twitter handle at the end of your post and a link to your blog if you have one.
All right, that’s about it! Have fun, y’all, happy writing, and good luck! 🙂
Oh! And don’t forget to participate in the next two weeks of the blog tour, hosted by the following wonderful writerly folks: (In Claire Legrand words—yeah I totally copy-pasted from her blog, lol!)

March 29: JM Frey, @scifrey (<<she’s a science fiction writer and fanthropologist living in Toronto. Her freakingfablulous book TRIPTYCH is available from Dragon Moon Press: http://bit.ly/hORLkN!)

April 5: Sam Adamson, @FutureNostalgic (<<one of the authors involved in the holycrapamazing The Splintered Lands collaborative writing project!)

The Word Count Episode 10 – “A Conversation with Death”

death2Welcome to Episode 10 of “The Word Count” podcast!

This week’s show is based on the theme “A Conversation with Death.

We have stories of the macabre, stories with twists, and tales most erotic this week. We have six author’s submissions for your listening pleasure. I think you’ll really enjoy the show. As always, comments and feedback are very much welcome.

LINKS:

iTunes (which always takes a while to post): ITUNES

DIRECT Feed: RSS-DIRECT

***Note as of 6:40 PM Eastern Time I’m getting reports of intermittent download issues.  I’ve escalated this to my hosting service and the issue should be resolved shortly***

 

Our guests this week:

 

MonicaMONICA MARIER

The theme for the ‘cast this week came at Monica’s suggestion.

Monica is a caffeinated stay-at-home mom, artist, writer, composer and eccentric. Her debut novel Must Love Dragons is came out through Hunt Press September 2010. She writes a column on obesity in America for Frum Forum and draws/writes webcomics for the company she co-created: Tangent Artists. Monica lives in the D.C. Metro area with her very supportive husband, blogs at the Attack of the Muses and is also on Twitter.

 Blog: http://monicamarier.blogspot.com/

Webcomics: http://www.tangentartists.com/

 

LMSTULLL.M. STULL

Originally a Washington, DC native, L.M. Stull now resides in Southern Virginia. She has always been a creative person and studied classical piano and dance from a young age.

During the day you will find her chained to a desk at a law firm. Yes, she works for lawyers. Now you understand why she writes about creatures . . . Boom! At night she channels her inner creative monster and writes (sorry, she doesn’t turn into a werewolf or anything).

Her debut paranormal romance novel, Memoirs of a Monkey, is scheduled to be released Spring 2011:

When she’s not writing or feverishly taking orders from attorneys, she laces up and runs (and sometimes drinks wine…yeah, okay maybe more than sometimes).

There are several ways you can go about stalking her on the web if your little heart so desires: Twitter, Facebook, Goodreads (Hint: she’ll totally think you’re awesome if you add her upcoming books to your to-read pile) and of course her really cool Website. She also runs the Fellow Writer’s group on Facebook.

 

NyaNYA RAWLYNS

Nya prefers the dark and gritty side of storytelling: dark urban fantasy, romance/erotica and action-adventure. Her novella, a contemporary romance, Sculpting David came out in Feb. from Red Sage and of course plays against her preferred type. She has a novel, Portals: Spar with the Devil, due out late spring from PfoxChase.

Website: http://www.romancingwords.com

 

 

MMUNSONMATTHEW MUNSON

Bio: Matthew is a civil servant, often seen vaguely shuffling bits of paper around from one bit of his desk to the next before mumbling something about “character development” and sloping off to write – which is his first love. He’s been published in a flash fiction anthology, some medical journals and two fiction magazines. As long as people keep foolishly accepting his work, he will continue writing – you have been warned.

Website: www.writeordie.co.uk and http://vikingbay.blogspot.com/

Twitter: @mnwjm1981

 

 

Sachula32011J. D. ROBINSON

J.D. is an anime and manga addict, just trying to get the voices out of her head. She tends to write mostly Urban Fantasy and Paranormal, but dabbles in Horror and traditional Fantasy as well.

Website: http://jdwrites.com (where you can follow her life and works in progress with snippets uploaded every week.)

 

 

 

ebfaceEDEN BAYLEE

Eden writes erotica, provocative stories incorporating all her favorite things: travel; culture; and sex. Sometimes there’s romance, sometimes not. Sometimes there’s a happy ending, sometimes not. What is consistent are the multi-dimensional characters who grow and change as the stories progress. Sex is the backdrop, but a very important element in their evolution.  She left a long and distinguished career in banking to become a full-time writer.  Her first book, Fall into Winter, a book of four erotic novellas, is currently available via AMAZON, Barnes & Noble, and other sites located on her website.

 

Website: www.edenbaylee.com

Twitter name:  @edenbaylee

Facebook: http://www.facebook.com/edenbaylee

bill_KirtonBILL KIRTON

 

Bill Kirton has been a university lecturer, presented TV programmes, written and performed songs and sketches at the Edinburgh Festival, and had many radio plays broadcast by the BBC and the Australian BC. He’s written three books on study and writing skills in Pearson’s ‘Brilliant’ series and his crime novels, Material Evidence, Rough Justice, The Darkness, Shadow Selves and the historical novel The Figurehead, set in Aberdeen in 1840, have been published in the UK and USA. His short stories have appeared in several anthologies and Love Hurts was chosen for the Mammoth Book of Best British Crime 2010. He’s also published the first of a series of children’s stories called Stanley Moves In.

 Website: http://www.bill-kirton.co.uk

 Blog:  http://livingwritingandotherstuff.blogspot.com/

 Twitter name: @carver22

 


Week Forty Winning Entry

PROMPT: CRASHwhite_wine_sunset

 

Look, I know you’ll think I’m crazy when I tell you this but my neighbors, the Petersen’s, are cannibals.

There. I said it.

We’ve gone through twelve mailmen since I moved here a year ago. Twelve. This is not a normal turnover rate.

Then there were the guys working on the Petersen’s house. Started out with ten workmen. Then it was five. One day, I heard a loud crash, a scream and then silence. The next day Mr. Petersen was finishing the work himself.

Still think I’m nuts?

The old lady, Mrs. Tyson, who lived on the other side of the Petersen’s disappeared one day. How many eighty-something-year-olds just disappear?

The cops looked for weeks and never found the old bat. Now her house is for sale.

When my mom was sick last week, the Petersen’s stopped by to wish her well. They brought meatloaf.

Mom, dad and my stupid sister loved it. I almost gagged and had to leave the room.

Now I’m told that I’ll be cutting the Petersen’s lawn this summer for ‘college money.’ I’m leaving this note on my Facebook page in case you never hear from me again.

And Mr. and Mrs. Petersen? If you’re reading this, I hear sixteen-year-old boys are tough and chewy. My sister, however, eats nothing but ice cream all day and I’ll bet she’d go nice with a crisp white wine.

 

The Word Count Episode 9 – “Dancing in the Dark: An Anthology of Erotica”

DitDCoverA bit of a naughty podcast for your listening pleasure!

Apple should have it up shortly…but if you are a subscriber, just refresh you podcasts in iTunes and it should start downloading immediately.  iTunes link: HERE

If you listen via direct feed, it’s available immediately via RSS or by clicking HERE.

 

This week, I work with the good folks at Pfoxmoor Publishing and the Pfoxchase imprint to bring you selections from their recently released Dancing in the Dark: An Anthology of Erotica publication!

I interview the Creative Director, Diane nelson then jump right into a small selection of spicy stories…so open a bottle of wine, put a log on the fire and give a lisen with your significant other to stories most passionate.

Definitely an NC-17 cast!

 

Guests:

 

denred-resizedDIANE NELSON – Creative Director & Author

After a thirty year career as an analytical chemist and technical writer, Diane Nelson turned to writing fiction full time. Her first novel, Dragon Academy, was released in June 2010, followed by Dancing in the Dark which she edited and contributed a short story, Dance Macabre, and Mounted Exercises in July 2010. She edited another anthology, Flashes Through Time, out now in eBook format and slated for print release Fall 2010. Diane also writes as Nya Rawlyns. Her novella, Sculpting David, will appear under the Red Sage imprint. Shadow of This World, written in collaboration with Denyse Bridger, Chris Ledbetter and Joann Hamann-Buchanan, will be released by XoXo Publishing.

Websites:

www.idancewithwords.com

www.romancingwords.com

www.dancinginthedarkanthology.weebly.com

Twitter: @Diane_Nelson

 

TLTysonT. L. TYSON

T.L Tyson is a non-drinking, non-smoking, vegan from Canada. Her hermit-like existence allows her to delve into her writing without worrying about someone knocking at her door. Sleep is a rarity for her and she spends the night hours conjuring up new characters and thickening plots. She is constantly being lead in new directions by demanding personas and quirky ideas. Her writings cover a broad range of themes and genres, from YA urban fantasy to sea-faring historical fiction. If you catch her without her laptop, you may find her curled up reading a book or expanding her music knowledge.

She has been writing for the better part of her life. Everything started in her grade five creative writing class when she wrote a short story about Elvira: Mistress Of The Dark. As it turns out, it ended up being a thirty-six page story and, though her teacher appreciated her efforts, he considered it grossly over-written. She is still trying to curb this habit. After a bout of writing bad poetry through her more angst riddled teenage years, Tyson settled into her groove with novels.

Her novel, Seeking Eleanor, is the first installment in her book series, The Sought-After Series. Seeking Eleanor was started in 2004, but was shoved to the side to deal with more pressing matters (working in a music shop and going to concerts). In September 2008, she picked her idea back up and three months later had her first very rough draft. She is still working on perfecting it and has learned editing is a long and twisting road that seems to have no end.

Since Seeking Eleanor she has completed three other novels: From The Tower (the second installment in The Sought-After Series), Bare, and The Reign Of Billie Blackwater. While she edits these, and hopes to find a home for them, she is working on a few other ideas, hoping to complete them this year.

Website: www.tltyson.com

Twitter: @TL_Tyson


Noelle2NOELLE PIERCE

Noelle started writing fiction in 2009, when a story crept into her head and wouldn’t leave. Since then, she’s lost countless hours of sleep writing into the early morning hours because more stories wanted to be written. Her novels are historical romance, but her short stories include romance, mainstream fiction, and erotica. When she’s not writing, she’s playing with photo-editing software to make book covers and movie-making software to make book trailers. Anything to keep from doing housework.

Website: http://www.noellepierce.com

Twitter: @noellepierce


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S. A. SAYURI

 

S.A. Sayuri: Savannah Aiko Sayuri started a journal before she dropped out of high school, and hasn’t stopped writing since. She has lived in many countries and led many lives. Her favorite things to read are The Bible and Anais Nin.


 

 

Sessha_w_tattooSESSHA BATTO

Sessha turned to writing full time two years ago after a twenty year stint in video production editing, scripting and creating motion graphics. Her first novel Strength of Will was released in November 2009. Her short story Wintersong is included in Dancing in the Dark: An Anthology of Erotica. Her latest offering, Shinobi, is currently out on query. More information and sample chapters can be found on her website http://www.sesshabattousai.com

 

Twitter: @Sesshabatto

Writer of Things. Podcaster.