The Word Count Podcast Episode 36



Welcome to Episode 36 of “The Word Count” podcast!

Four of our “Regular” Word Count Irregulars join me on a journey to desolate, winter theme:

“The snow drifts covered the door and the windows of the cabin…”

I think you find some good stuff within the show…by our authors.  Me?  Hell, I cracked a few ribs a few days ago and am on some good painkillers.  I have no IDEA what I said.


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_KBill Kirton “The Lovers of Wensley Dale”

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




MMUNSONMatthew Munson “Brothers” 

Matthew is British and lives in a small town you’ve probably never heard of, but do look up Broadstairs when you get some time. It’s rather spiffing.


He was published through Inspired Quill, with Fall From Grace out in 2011 and Leap of Faith out in 2013, and has always thoroughly enjoyed being a part of The Word Count Podcast … even if he did (ahem) disappear off the radar for a while.


He writes and vlogs about dyspraxia and disability issues in his “other life” and occasionally rants about public transport on social media. That bit’s just a hobby. Go and say hello over at or


You’ll notice that the speaker for Matthew’s story isn’t him; it would be worryng if it was. No, the dulcet tones belong to Lisa Payne, a British actor who has saved Matthew from inflicting his own tones on you. Doesn’t she sound good?

Krstvr_White_IC. Thomas Smith “The Folly

In the future, when historians look back & try to explain what it was that caused the downfall of the cats evil plans & halted the Catapocalypse, they will cite my mad ramblings. Why? Because they will have no idea what actually happened since they are talking to maybe six people and are using dried leaves as references. Later, alone in their hammocks, those same historians will dream of wool and butterflies. They will stroke their whiskers and drift off to the land of milk and catnip.

Sweet dreams my overlords.


Twitter = @KRSTVR

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eden_at_benmcnallyEden Baylee “The Last Refuge”

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