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Meet Episode 60 Contributor Joan Galt

I really do like the interesting, ahem, characters I get to work with on this project.

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Joan Galt is the first person under the age of 100 to join America’s secret assassination team, the Termite Squad. She was raised in the Washington, DC area and currently lives in Los Angeles, where she works under a different name as a writer and actor.

Happy listening,

Kris

Meet Episode 60 Contributor James Mulhern

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James Mulhern has published fiction in several literary journals, with more stories to be published this year and next. One of his stories appeared in The Library’s Best, a collection of best short stories. In September of 2013, he was chosen as a finalist for the Tuscany Prize in Catholic Fiction. He was granted a writing fellowship to study in the United Kingdom during the summer of 2015, where he participated in seminars at Oxford University’s Exeter College. In September of 2015, two short stories received Honorable Mentions for the Short Story America Prize. His story “Smoke Rings” was Runner-Up for the InkTears Annual Short Story Contest in March of 2016. He has received eleven acceptances from literary journals for short stories/adaptations from his novel Molly Bonamici (February 2016,) a psychological thriller set in Boston and South Florida, which received a positive critique from Kirkus Reviews.

Happy listening,

Kris

Episode 59: Nostalgia’s a Bitch

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It’s been almost 50 years now. You know what happened. You’ve seen her picture. But you haven’t heard her side of the story…until now. “The Attractive Brunette – Her Looks Now Ruined – Speaks” gives you a backstage pass to a story you thought you knew. By Nan Wigington, copyright 2015, used with permission. Read her bio.

Will the road back end where you think it does? “Espresso Milkshakes in Nederland” is by James McGrath Morris, copyright 2014, used with permission. Read his bio.

Happy listening,

Kris

Meet Episode 59 Contributor James McGrath Morris

James McGrath Morris is the author of several critically acclaimed biographies, including the New York Times bestselling Eye on the Struggle: Ethel Payne, The First Lady of the Black Press and Pulitzer: A Life in Politics, Print, and Power. His next book, The Ambulance Drivers: Hemingway, Dos Passos, and a Friendship Made and Lost in War, will be published in March 2017. Morris lives in Tesuque, New Mexico.

Happy listening,

Kris

Meet Episode 59 Contributor Nan Wigington

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Nan Wigington received her MFA from Vermont College in 1988. In between then and now, she has worked as an accounting analyst, typesetter, stripper, and book store owner. She is currently employed at the Denver Green School as an Autism center paraprofessional. Her writing has appeared in The Antioch Review, Whiskey Island, and Gravel Magazine.

Happy listening,

Kris

Episode 58: What’s With the Stiff?

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Sometimes it’s not about what’s going on but about who shows up to go through it with you in “Cost of Living.” By C.S. O’Cinneide, copyright 2014, used with permission. Read her bio here.

Security guard work has its drawbacks in “The Unfortunate Death of Martin Stephonopolus.” By Jakob Weyms, copyright 2016, used with permission. Read his bio here.

Happy listening,

Kris

Meet Episode 58 Contributor Jakob Weyms

I absolutely LOVE it when emerging writers make their publishing debut on the show. Congratulations, Jakob!

Jakob is currently a Student a St. Charles Community College in Cottleville, MO. After working in retail for about fifteen years he decided it was time to go back to school and pursue his original dream of being a writer. This will be the first story he wrote featured in any format. He has lived in Missouri for (basically) his entire life, except for a year in Georgia for a change of pace.

Happy listening,

Kris

Meet Episode 58 Contributor C.S. O’Cinneide

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C.S. O’Cinneide writes fiction about monsters and non-fiction about people in the news, the two being closely related. Check out her work online at Minola Review, Paper Droids – Geek Culture for Women , and on her blog, Misery’s Company with O’Cinneide. Stories in print appear in Blended – Writers on the Stepfamily Experience (Seal Press, 2015) and also in Untethered – A Magic iPhone Anthology, due out in Fall 2016.

Happy listening,

Kris

Episode 57: Why Artists Come Here

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We’re wrapping up a three day weekend here in the U.S. Maybe you spent it on an artist’s retreat. Hopefully, not this kind…

“Inspiration” is to be found on the retreat Joan McIntosh’s character is headed to. Copyright 2015, used with permission. Read Joan’s bio.

“Paint the Walls Red” with second-time contributor Devyn Millette. Copyright 2015, used with permission. Read Devyn’s bio.

Happy listening,

Kris

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