The Word Count Podcast-Episode 72

R. B. Wood

Former technologist, world traveler, & storyteller.

Welcome to episode 72 of the #WordCountPodcast!

January 2018 and the start of our eighth season! I found a rather chilly photo of a couple of lobster boats frozen in the harbor and thought “Oh this will stump them!” Cackling madly, I posted the prompt and waited.

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I should have known better then to think my feeble attempt would stump our #Irregulars!

Now, here’s Episode 72: Frozen in the Harbor:

A reminder that we are looking to increase the number of likes on the show’s Facebook Page, so hope on over there and tell you friends about us (use the #WordCountPodcast hashtag).

As always, the WCP is FREE to download and listen  via iTunes or Libsyn.

Our Guests:


IMG 20161017 150015Maria Haskins – “Mabel’s Pack”

Maria Haskins is a Swedish-Canadian writer and certified translator. She writes speculative fiction and poetry, and debuted as a writer in Sweden. Since 1992 she lives in Canada, just outside Vancouver, with a husband, two kids, and a very large black dog.


Twitter: @mariahaskins

RobEdwardsRob Edwards – “Cold Pursuit”

Rob Edwards is a British born writer and podcaster, currently living in Finland.  His podcast, StorycastRob, features readings from his short stories and chapters from his novel Writ in Blood and Silver.  His work can also be found in anthologies from Inklings Press (Tales from the Universe. Tales from Alternate Earths, Tales of Wonder and Tales from the Underground) and the Sci-fi Roundtable (The Quantum Soul).
Rob is currently working on a YA novel featuring superheroes in space.




Twitter: @storycastrob

Jack Gwaltney & John McCaffrey – “A Burnt-Out Case”

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Jack Gwaltney was born in Virginia, went to the University of Virginia and lives in New York, fortunate to perform as an actor on stage, television and in film. Collaborating with John McCaffrey is one of the wisest things Jack does. Thanks to The Word Count Podcast!

 John McCaffrey grew up in Rochester, New York, attended Villanova University, and received his MA in Creative Writing from the City College of New York. He is the author of The Book of Ash and Two Syllable Men. He lives in Hoboken, New Jersey.

smaller wbj williamsW. B. J. Williams“Johnny Talon and the God of Pestilence”

W. B. J. Williams holds advanced degrees in anthropology and archeology. He is an avid historian, mystic, poet, and author who manages an information security program at a prominent New England firm. He is noted for his bad puns, and willingness to argue from any perspective. He is endured by his beloved wife and two daughters, and lives in Sharon Massachusetts. When he is not at home or at his computer, he can often be found haunting the various used bookstores of Boston.



Twitter: @wbjwilliams

Screen shot 2016 04 16 at 1.41.13 PMEden Baylee“Frozen Memories”

Eden Baylee left a twenty-year banking career to write and is now a full-time author of multiple genres.

She has written three collections of erotic novellas and flash fiction ~ SPRING INTO SUMMER, FALL INTO WINTER, and HOT FLASH.

In 2014, she launched the first novel of her trilogy with Dr. Kate Hampton—a psychological mystery/suspense called STRANGER AT SUNSET. In addition to working on her next novel, Eden created Lainey Lee for the Lei Crime Series, a feisty divorcée who finds adventure and romance in Hawaii. Her novellas are available on Kindle Worlds.

An introvert by nature and an extrovert by design, Eden is most comfortable at home with her laptop surrounded by books. She is an online Scrabble junkie and a social media enthusiast, but she really needs to get out more often! To stay apprised of Eden’s book-related news, please add your name to her mailing list.




Twitter: @edenbaylee