The Word Count Episode16 is LIVE!



Welcome to Episode 16 of “The Word Count” podcast!

This week’s show is based on the theme “Your character suspects his/her husband is having an affair and decides to spy on him. What she/he discovers is not what he/she was expecting…”

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Our guests this week:


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




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. 



Twitter name: @carver22



facebook_pic_by_Stan_Tunstall-OtterburnMICHELLE BIRBECK

Ever tried to teach the fish how to read? That’s what I was doing with my books when I was five; it’s one of my earliest memories involving books. Apparently I thought their little fishy mouths working away made them look bored, so instead of reading to them, I popped my entire Peter Rabbit collection right on into the fish tank and started trying to teach them how to read. I’m not sure if they learned anything, but I’m pretty sure that it was a memorable start to my journey into the world of literature, if only for the mess my parents had to clean up afterwards. Since then that journey has taken me to many places, and eventually led here, to the world of writing and publishing. Over the years however, I went from children’s classics to the darker worlds of horror and fantasy. Now my creative world is one filled with blood and pain, with characters that are tortured and tormented and put through hell on the fleeting hope that there might be an end in sight. 

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Twitter: @michellebirbeck