The Word Count episode 29 is now LIVE!



cuteWelcome to Episode 29 of “The Word Count” podcast!

I really do need a seperate site for the podcast.

The show was a bit delayed (seems to be the story these days…ba-DUM-bum) due to family reasons, but we’re back on track now!

SIX authors, my friends.  Count ‘em, SIX!

All are returning guests; all had fun with our them for the show:

That’s when the cameras all turned toward me…

But before we introduce our writers, a bit about the show:

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!):


Our guests this week:


bill_KirtonBill Kirton “Turning the Tables”

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




mHolder2M. Holder “Sick”

M. Holder lives in Georgia with two guys, cats and a 8 year old girl. When not writing or attempting to catch up on The Walking Dead, she studies Taekwondo and trains for a 5k.

“Sick” was inspired by a response to a Tweet, a two-week cold and the smell of barbeque.





TristanTristan John S. “The Redemption of Robert Peppler”

Born the eldest of non-identical twins in Kent, Tristan’s first ambition was to become a writer.  Having trained as a Junior Exhibitioner at the Royal College of Music, London from 1995-2001 on a joint first study of violin and piano, he went up to Cambridge University where he graduated with an MA in Theology and Religious Studies.  Since 2008 he has been a Qualified Secondary Teacher of Music and RE.

Tristan started writing poetry as a teenager and then turned his attention to prose, completing his first novel whilst still at University.  He has written five plays, three of which have been produced and is now seeking publication for the first in a series of novels for young adults, The Lesser Evil.

Having left full time teaching, Tristan now works as a freelance musician, writer and private tutor.  He is also an avid film maker and directed a feature film adaptation of the beloved book “Blitzed” by celebrated children’s author, Robert Swindells in 2010, in collaboration with a local primary school.

Websites: ,,    Facebook =


AngelicaAngelica Dawson “Blue Moon House”

Angelica Dawson is the author of Blue Moon House, a Vampire BDSM novella, as well as contributor to the third Campus Sexpoits Anthology and the first Serviced Anthology. As an environmental consultant, she is no stranger to blood sucking hordes, but finds they are more often mosquitoes and black flies than vampires.



Twitter: @angelicadawson


AntonioAntonio Angelo  “The Captain’s Daughter”

My pen name is Antonio Angelo which I write erotica under

I write some action adventure type short stories under Brad O’Neill

My current work in progress is a choose your own adventure style erotic novel.  It is a cross between Mike Hammer and Fear and Loathing in Las Vegas.  There are some BDSM elements and the reader gets to play the part of the Detective.  Who in addition to harboring a minor drug problem and doing some pimping on the side has a series of murders he is trying to get to the bottom of.

@antonioangelo21 is my twitter handle

You can find his erotic stories on Smashwords


eden_at_benmcnallyEden Baylee “From Every Angle”

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