The Word Count Second Annual Halloween Special!



Welcome to Episode 20 of “The Word Count” podcast!

This is the SECOND HALLOWEEN SPECIAL cast with macabre stories to enthrall and frighten you all!  As it is also Release day for my book, The Prodigal’s Foole, I read a bit of chapter one which fits nicely into the Halloween themed cast.

Links to the show:

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

Our guests this week:

The theme song for the ‘cast this week is from Monica’s Webcomic: Skeleton Crew.

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.



Twitter: @lil_monmon




On the day that Matthew planned to record this (the day of submission), he had practically consumed his body weight in cake at some events … and is quite impressed that the nausea he felt during the recording process doesn’t seem to show through.    

His debut novel – Fall From Grace – has just been published and is available online and in all good bookshops, so go buy it! Matthew would also like to seriously congratulate R.B. for his success with his book, and is very excited about getting his edition in the post across the pond in good old Blighty! 



Website: and 

Twitter: @mnwjm1981




Awantika is developing her bio, but in the meantime, check out her site and what’s she’s working at








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: @KRSTVR