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Season Four is Here

Have you listened in to episode one of season four yet? We're thrilled to kick off season 4 with a spirited discussion with legendary broadcaster and voiceover artist Mary McKenna!

Mary discusses her life in radio, including terrestrial, satellite, internet and more. She also shares her thoughts on the radio industry in the age of #MeTo and the future of broadcasting.

You'll also find out why she initially couldn't stand Alex and what makes her skin crawl. Don't miss it!

Learn more and get in touch with Mary here. Listen to Mary on SirusXM satellite radio's Landline Now.

This Thursday, we’ll welcome Chef and food writer Pete Dulin. Other upcoming guests include an actor, a minister, a photographer, and a product designer—all discussing the use of creativity in their work.

Be sure to subscribe to Mysterious Goings On on Apple Podcasts or wherever you get your pod.

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Award Nominated!

And finally, we’re thrilled to announce Mysterious Goings On is nominated for two People’s Choice Podcast Awards. We’ll find out next week if we move on to the finals.

I Need Your Help!


My podcast, Mysterious Goings On is up for a podcast award--and I need YOUR help!

Vote for Mysterious Goings On

(NOT "Mysterious Circumstances" please!)

in the Peoples Choice and Arts categories.

Listen to the YouTube link below to learn more:

Here's How:

Visit https://www.podcastawards.com/

First, click on the link. Then click on a blue button "Nominations now open. Click here to nominate" then they ask your name, email...then send you an email with a confirmation number to the provided email address. Fill the blank with the number they gave you (do all this right away--it expires in an hour) and then you have a list of podcasts in each category. You have to choose and then confirm with the grey "Save" button at the bottom to lock in your votes. That's it!

P.S. Also, if you could vote for my sister show, The Audio Oomox Podcast in the TV & Film category, that would be spiffy! Thanks!

https://www.podcastawards.com/

Please don't wait!

Deadline is July 31, 2019

Is Your Race Against Other Writers or Yourself?

New on the Mysterious Goings On #podcast: Is #writing a competitive sport? Alex discusses this in the context of his recent half-marathon attempt.

Even dead last is ahead of the millions who lack the guts to try!

Even dead last is ahead of the millions who lack the guts to try!

Click here to listen now, or click here for Apple Podcasts/iTunes … download wherever you get your podcasts.

Catch Part 2 of Alex's Interview with Eden Baylee and Jason McIntyre

Catch part two of the interview with authors Eden Baylee and Jason McIntyre on this two-part episode of the Mysterious Goings On podcast! The trio discusses marketing their work, the word that Eden uses whether you like it or not, the state of indie publishing and more.

Learn more about Eden Baylee and her books at her website. Jason McIntyre's home base is located here.

PLEASE endorse Mysterious Goings On on Whatpod!

Be sure to visit J. Alexander Greenwood at PilatesCross.com or purchase his work here. 

Miss last week? Be sure to check your feed or click here for part one of this discussion!

The Mysterious Goings On Podcast is recorded at Green Shebeen Studios in the heart of beautiful Kansas City, Missouri. Copyright 2019, all rights reserved. No reproduction, excerpting or other use without written permission.

Three Writers Walk Into A Pod...

We had a blast with authors Eden Baylee and Jason McIntyre on this two-part episode of the Mysterious Goings On podcast!

In this freewheeling conversation, Eden, Jason and Alex discuss writing, indie publishing and much more. Listen for their takes on writing foibles as well as things we wish readers knew about the writing process.

Check it out on iTunes/Apple Podcasts or listen here on your desktop.

Eden Baylee

Eden Baylee

Jason McIntyre

Jason McIntyre


Happy New Year

Hey everyone, just a quick note to say happy new year!

After a great vacay, I’m energized and ready to get my body and mind back in shape, which, as cliche’ as that sounds, is going well. More than that, however, I feel a renewed creative energy and am working on new John Pilate (and non JP) stuff for you this year.

Want to learn more? Make sure you are a subscriber to Mysterious Goings On, my podcast. You’ll get plenty of updates there. We should have 1-2 episodes a month this year.

Want to encourage me a bit? How about posting reviews for my books on Amazon? It’s quick, painless and really boosts my energy to write more. (Same for the podcast—reviews help.)

So, how about you? What’s going in your world? Let me know in the comments!

Talk soon…keep reading.

Alex

New Podcast Episode!

Listen in here on your desktop to learn about Alex's latest book (which is actually his late Grandfather's) Big Cabin and Dispatches from the West. He shares the journey of this forgotten, 25-year-old unpublished novel from a dusty box to your Kindle.

Autographed paperbacks hereAmazon link here for ebooks and non-autographed copies.

Speaking of lengthy waits, Alex updates you on the next John Pilate Mysteries project.

Of course, it's Halloween, and Alex has some fun spooky podcasts he recommends you check out, including: 

Astonishing Legends

The Halloween Haunt

Halloween Unmasked

The Retroist

Hauntcast

UNTIL NEXT TIME....Keep Reading.

Podcast music by Incompetech.



Writing, Editing and Prison

The Mysterious Goings On podcast returns with a spirited and often poignant discussion with editor and writer Robert Hayes, Jr., author of Stay Out of Prison: A Practical Guide to Avoiding Incarceration.

In this lively discussion, Robert shares his freelancer journey and philosophy about creative work. He tells writers what they need to know about working with editors and the significance of a sketchy toilet.

Robert has also spent time in some of Colorado's finest Graybar Hotels for bank robbery. He tells Alex why you should never use a gun in a robbery and most importantly how and what he is doing to stay out of prison. 

Robert edited Alex's acclaimed novel Pilate's Blood and the award-winning short story compilation Pilate's 7 and is editor of the upcoming Big Cabin and Dispatches from the West by Robert E. Trevathan.

You won't want to miss this one! Click below or visit the 

Itunes link here.

 

New Podcast Episode: Rumors of My Death...

After a five-month hiatus, Mysterious Goings On returns!

In this episode...

Alex updates you on the mundane details of his health along with news of the latest John Pilate Mystery, Pilate's Rose.

He also breaks news about his collaboration with the late author Robert E. Trevathan and a very special premium for John Pilate fans! 

Get the show free on Apple Podcasts or listen right here:

 

 

New Podcast Episode is Up: Key West's Survival

There's a new episode of the Mysterious Goings On Podcast for your listening pleasure. This episode, I talk about the catastrophic hurricanes this season, what you can do to help and I also go into a little background on why Key West is so near and dear to me. 

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Get it here on the show's homepage or on iTunes, It's also available in several other places:

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Check it out--and be sure to catch all 28 previous episodes! --Alex

 

A Halloween Treat for You...

It's nearly Halloween!

In that spooky spirit, Alex reads his acclaimed suspense short story Obsidian on the Mysterious Goings On podcast. The show is free, available on iTunes, Stitcher your desktop and pretty much everywhere else you can find podcasts.

About Obsidian:

Catch a disturbing glimpse of the night with this multiple award-winning short story in the tradition of The Twilight Zone. A man awakens in a secluded cabin to find he's being watched by a shape with obsidian eyes. Who or what is watching him, and why? 

This story is the winner of the Shelf Unbound/Wattpad 2011 Short Fiction Award and the April 2010 WritingRoom Award.

Want more horror from Alex? Click here!

Note: There were some odd occurrences when recording this episode--gremlins? So you may need to adjust your device in a few places during playback. Thank you.

Want to help keep new chapters of this podcast coming? Please tell a friend about us, and definitely leave a review on iTunes. It only takes a minute! Click here to learn how:

https://support.apple.com/en-us/HT201991

Be sure to visit the Mysterious Goings On webpage for more about the John Pilate Mystery Series at www.PilatesCross.com and join our community on Facebook

https://www.facebook.com/John.Pilate.Mysteries/

Are you an author? Want to be a guest on the show? Contact Alex on Twitter:@A_Greenwood or email him: Alex (at) AlexGPR.com.

Intro music Mary Celeste by Incompetech.

Additional music stings by Incompetech. 

Copyright 2016 J. Alexander Greenwood. All rights reserved.

Shock That Monkey

On this episode of the Mysterious Goings On podcast, Alex talks about inspiration he drew from attending a Sting/Peter Gabriel concert recently. Specifically, he discusses ways that getting our "monkey" shocked (as Peter Gabriel's hit "Shock the Monkey" illustrates) in real life can be dangerous, but perhaps can be useful in your writing.

Listen on your desktop here.

Want to help keep new chapters coming? Please tell a friend about us, and definitely leave a review on iTunes. It only takes a minute! Click here to learn how:

https://support.apple.com/en-us/HT201991

Be sure to visit the Mysterious Goings On webpage at www.PilatesCross.com and join our community onFacebook!https://www.facebook.com/John.Pilate.Mysteries/

Are you an author? Want to be a guest on the show? Contact Alex on Twitter:@A_Greenwood or email him: Alex (at) AlexGPR.com.

Intro music Mary Celeste by Incompetech.

Where's My Podcast?

Fans of the podcast have no doubt noted we took a little break from production after our first 15 chapters (episodes) of Mysterious Goings On. This was due mostly to stuff you would file under "life" and "am writing".  I hope you will stay subscribed (what? you're not subscribed? HURRY and click here!) and that way you'll get an automatic download of the next chapter.

When will that be? Well...some things must remain a mystery...

In the meantime, I am writing and will be back to podcasting as soon as I can. (You'll hear from me soon!) Thanks for reading...and listening.

--Alex