Friday, May 15, 2020

GP809 Writing a Memoir

It's not surprising that many first-time authors want to do their memoirs. And memoir is an extremely popular genre with readers these days. Our host Gerald Everett Jones talks with cohost journalist Cheyenne Cockrell about how to navigate the choppy waters of such reality-based stories. For example, when should you change the names to protect the guilty? #amwriting #selfpub #podcast

The memoir Gerald wrote with Rebecca Schaper - The Light in His Soul: Lessons from My Brother's Schizophrenia - was #1 Amazon Hot New Release when it was released in 2018.

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Friday, May 8, 2020

GP808 Challenges and Answers

In a spirited Q&A session, show host Gerald Everett Jones and co-host Cheyenne Cockrell debate questions and concerns from aspiring authors and self-publishers. What's the difference between a situation and a story? What's the difference between literature and entertainment? Should books and movies carry messages? What is the world's shortest novel? #amwriting #selfpub #podcast

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Friday, May 1, 2020

GP807 Getting Unstuck with Humorist Tim Gard

Learn to laugh in the face of writer’s block. Gerald’s guest is Tim Gard, top motivational speaker and corporate entertainer, known for bringing tears of laughter to audiences worldwide. More than an insightful and funny guy, Tim teaches people to be more resilient and resourceful using their own comedic style. Gerald and Tim talk about turning frustration into comedy – and inspiration. Tim also gives tips on dealing with stress and getting started in public speaking. Tim's book is Just Plane Funny. (You can reach Tim at

Also on the show, a spirited, full, and frank exchange of views with opinionated co-hosts Cheyenne Cockrell and Thomas Page about how they get over the hump, writing fiction or nonfiction. Host Gerald Everett Jones is the author of Bonfire of the Vanderbilts and the mystery-thriller Preacher Finds a Corpse. #amwriting #selfpub #podcast

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Friday, April 24, 2020

AB808 The Game Is Now Afoot - Radio Drama

Our Guest Post is the pilot episode from the forthcoming radio series The Case Files of Belliver Holmes, titled "The Game is Now Afoot." #mysterythriller #podcast #radiodrama Sherlock Holmes had a sister — Belliver Holmes. She was born after Mycroft and before Sherlock. Belliver was also a detective, but unlike her famous brother, she solved the supernatural and occult crimes of the Victorian Era. The Case Files of Belliver Holmes series is produced as an exciting retro radio-style adventure with full cast, music, and sound effects. This is the first in a series of audio adventures from our friends and colleagues at Runkee Productions.

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Friday, April 17, 2020

GP806 Yesterday and Today with Giuseppe Verdi

If this music doesn't make you cry, we've run out of ideas. Gerald tells the story of "The Chorus of the Hebrew Slaves" and how historical fiction is all about today. #amwriting #selfpub #histfic #podcast

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Friday, April 10, 2020

GP805 Spirituality and Metaphysics

On this meaningful day in this fraught season, we're re-releasing our most popular episode ever. When we chose this topic, we had no idea the marvels we'd find. No matter what your beliefs, there are hopeful thoughts here. #amwriting #selfpub #podcast

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Friday, April 3, 2020

AB804 Preacher Finds a Corpse

Listen to an excerpt from the new mystery-thriller. #podcast #audiobook #mysterythriller #booklovers #bookreviewers #newrelease

Here's the story: A lapsed divinity student who is fascinated by astrophysics finds his best friend shot dead in a cornfield. It looks like suicide. Having returned to his farm roots near Lake of the Ozarks, Evan works as a skip tracer for the local car dealer. He learns his friend was involved in a dispute over farmland ownership that goes back two centuries - complicated now by plans to make an old weapons facility into a tourist attraction. First in a series.

Audiobook © 2019 La Puerta Productions.

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