The Word Count Episode 19 is now LIVE!



Welcome to Episode 19 of “The Word Count” podcast!

This week’s show is based on the quote “The only difference between a madman and me is that I’m not mad

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Our guests this week:


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


pennerphotoAUBRA PENNER

Aubra is a fantasy writer, world traveler, and all-round glutton for punishment. She’s currently sending everything over the wires from St. Petersburg, Russia, where she’s trying to fix her terrible American accent and learning to eat mayonnaise on everything.


Travel blog:

Fantasy serial:

Twitter name: @aubrapenner


Kadin Seton is currently working on the science fiction series “Descent Into Darkness” and hopes to have the first book available by the end of the year. 

Twitter Name: @kadinseton




C. Thomas Smith is just starting out into the big bad world and this is only my second submission of any kind (a short story titled “Sinnerman” on under the name Krstvr being the other). I’ve written two novels this year, Godkiller (122000 Words) & Tale (100000 Words). And I hope to hone my craft to the point where others enjoy the stories in my head as much as I do. 

Twitter Name: @KRSTVR



eb_newweb_picEDEN BAYLEE

Eden writes erotica incorporating all her favorite things: travel; culture; and sex. She enjoys weaving together stories with edgy themes, and sex is but one way to do it. Her first book, Fall into Winter, a collection of four erotic novellas, is currently available on Smashwords, Amazon, Barnes & Noble, and other sites located on her website. 
She is now working on her follow up anthology entitled Spring into Summer.Connect with her via her Website, on Twitter, and on Facebook.


Twitter name:  @edenbaylee