The Word Count Podcast Episode 27



Welcome to Episode 27 of “The Word Count” podcast!

The show is posting later than expected due to strange personal circumstances.  No more need to be said about that because the show is here!

What is The Word Count Podcast?

It is a free broadcast by writers for writers.  Simply put, a theme for each show is announced via this site, Twitter and Facebook and writers are given a week or two to write AND RECORD their stories based on said theme.


Why not, says I.  It’s a great way to practice writing and public speaking.  It’s another way for writers to get their work “out there.”  And I love to meet fellow authors and have a blast putting the show together.  It’s just that simple.

Okay.  Where can I find it?

You can listen to the latest podcast below, subscribe via iTunes or listen at the show’s site.




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


What’s this week’s theme?

I’m so glad you asked!  The theme for episode 27 is:

Mistaken identity at the pub…”

Our guests this week:

bill_KirtonBill Kirton “Jim and Frank”


Before taking early retirement to become a full-time writer, Bill Kirton was a lecturer in French at the University of Aberdeen. He’s written stage and radio plays, short stories, novels, skits and songs for revues, and five non-fiction books aimed at helping students with their writing and study skills. His five modern crime novels, Material Evidence, Rough Justice, The Darkness, Shadow Selves and Unsafe Acts are set in north east Scotland and his historical crime/romance novel, The Figurehead, is set in Aberdeen in 1840. The Darkness won the silver award in the mystery category of the 2011 Forward National Literature Awards and his spoof mystery, The Sparrow Conundrum, was the winner in the humor category.


He’s had radio plays broadcast by the BBC and the Australian BC.  His short stories have appeared in many anthologies, including three of the CWA’s annual collections, and one was chosen by Maxim Jakubowski for his 2010 anthology of Best British Crime Stories.

Writing as Jack Rosse, he’s published a novel for children called The Loch Ewe Mystery.

He’s been a Royal Literary Fund Writing Fellow at universities in Aberdeen, Dundee and St Andrews.

Twitter: @carver22




AngelicaAngelica Dawson “Beautiful”

Angelica Dawson isn’t new to sex, just publishing stories about it. She is also familiar with blood sucking fiends, but those of the insect variety rather than vampiric. She is the author of the Vampire BDSM novella Blue Moon House and promised prequels to come. She has published a short story in Campus Sexploits 3 as well, both with her publisher, Naughty Nights Press.


Twitter: @AngelicaDawson



MAFinkM. A. Fink “Incident at Squeaky’s”

M. A. Fink estimates he has read aloud 25,000 pages of text in his lifetime to date, on stage and in more intimate settings. He is the author of the soon-to-be-published illustrated novel The Found Diary of Avery Alexander Myer, as well as number of published poems and flash fiction pieces.

Twitter: @onetarot 



Websites:      (my novel’s page)               (writing/art page)                (site that explores the themes of my novel)


MHolderM. Holder “Diary of an Assassin”

M. Holder currently shares her life with two men, an eight-year-old and three cats, her two boys grown and gone. The first sci-fi book she can remember reading is “Stranger in a Strange Land” with a dictionary near by if she didn’t understand a word. She disappears mentally every November for NaNoWriMo and has completed the challenge four times.

Some of her obsessions are origami, anime, terrible movies and tea. Not in that order. Her family worries about her taste in music.

She writes because there are stories laying all over the place and she just collects them. “The Diary of an Assassin” is an example of one she found in the bottom of a teacup.

Twitter: @runawaylolrus


eden_at_benmcnallyEden Baylee “Mistaken Double Identity”

Eden Baylee writes literary erotica and infuses erotic elements into many of her stories. Incorporating some of her favorite things such as travel, culture, and a deep curiosity for what turns people on, her brand of writing is both sensual and sexual.

Her latest release is a book of erotic flash fiction and poetry called HOT FLASH.SPRING INTO SUMMER is her second collection of erotic novellas and the companion piece to her first book, FALL INTO WINTER.

Connect with her via her websiteblogtwitter @edenbayleefacebook