The Word Count Podcast Episode 37



BroadstairsWelcome to Episode 37 of “The Word Count” podcast!

Six stories, a long lost “Irregular” and a tale by moi all await you for this month’s show.  This time our adventure-writers have composed for you a tale based on the picture off to the right and the written theme:

“I was out for an early morning stroll when…”

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:


eden_at_benmcnallyEden Baylee “Wild World” (With Thanks to Cat Stevens) 

Eden Baylee left a twenty-year banking career to become a full-time writer. Incorporating some of her favorite things such as travel, culture, and a deep curiosity for what turns people on, her brand of writing is sensual, sexual, and literary.

Spring into Summer is her second collection of erotic novellas and the companion piece to Fall into Winter. Her latest release is a book of flash fiction and poetry called Hot Flash.

She is changing genres in her next book due 2014—a psychological mystery set in the tropics.

Connect to her via her websitetwitter @edenbayleefacebook



MMUNSONMatthew Munson “Invasion” (Read by Lisa Payne)

Matthew is English, a writer, a Grammar Pedant and a writer. Quite possibly in that order.

He’s the author of two books, Fall From Grace and Leap of Faith, that are published through Inspired Quill, and an unabashed fantasy geek He loves – absolutely adores – the work of Terry Pratchett, China Mieville, Joe Abercrombie, Neil Gaiman … etc, etc, etc.

Oh, and he’s also one of The Two Dyspraxics. There’s another one, obviously, otherwise the title just doesn’t make sense.

Lisa Payne is a completely different person, and not just Matthew’s alter-ego. It’s her dulcet, lovely tones you hear reading Matthew’s story.

Lisa is a trained actor based in England, and runs her own Drama Workshop Company, as well as the Perfectly Dreadful Murder Company (a touring theatre company, honest). She’s appeared both on stage and screen, and is an experienced director as well as actor.

Oh, and she also loves cake, just as Matthew does, and their friendship relies heavily on this one food type.


Twitter: @mnwjm1981

Websites: or


SetonKadin Seton “Trivial Persuit” 

Kadin spent over 15 years managing book stores and then another 7 years writing training manuals before finally deciding to branch out into her favorite fiction genre, sic-fi.  In 2013 she released her first novel, Eye of the Draco:  Darkfall.  Kadin now lives in New York State with her husband and two dogs.  She is still writing training manuals, but is also hard at work on the next book in the Draco series.

Twitter: @kadinseton




041111richard182R. B. Wood “The Arch and the Recluse”

Since I’m the host, let’s keep it simple.  I’m an author, storyteller, and podcaster.

My bio link: About Me

Other links:

WebsiteBlog FacebookTwitter GoodreadsLinkedIn Podcast




Krstvr_White_IC. Thomas Smith “These Nuts South of the Border

I’m cutting and pasting this bio to make sure I’ve captured it correctly (He’s barking. That’s why I like him): 

“I enjoy eating things, sometimes even with my mouth.”

Twitter = @KRSTVR

Web =



Bill_KBill Kirton “The Threshold” (With thank to

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 published a novel for children called The Loch Ewe Mystery, and his latest publication is a satirical novella about online gaming and the real and virtual worlds.

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. It’s also been optioned by a film company in Los Angeles.

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

Twitter: @carver22