The Word Count Podcast Episode 18: Steve Umstead



Welcome to Episode 18 of “The Word Count” podcast!

This week’s show is a special celebration of the release of Gabriel’s Return by Steve Umstead. Steve and I chat about random writer things and social media, and he reads the first chapter of Book Two in the Evan Gabriel Trilogy!

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iTunes (and remember, iTunes takes their sweet time in posting.  If you don’t see it yet, keep trying!):

Our guest this week:


Steve Umstead has been the owner of a Caribbean & Mexico travel company for the past ten years, but never forgot his lifelong dream of becoming an author. After a successful stab at National Novel Writing Month, he decided to pursue his dream more vigorously…but hasn’t given up the traveling.

Steve lives in scenic (tongue-in-cheek) New Jersey with his wife, two kids, and several bookshelves full of other authors’ science fiction novels. Gabriel’s Redemption was his debut novel, published in February of 2011, and Gabriel’s Return, the second in the trilogy, launched in August. If his life allows it, Gabriel’s Revenge, book 3, will arrive before the holiday season.

Follow Steve on twitter: @SteveUmstead

Steve’s Website:

BTW the manuscript software Steve uses and was mentioned on the show is called “Scrivener” and can be found HERE.