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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.

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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.

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.

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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.

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Intro music Mary Celeste by Incompetech.

Additional music stings by Incompetech. 

Copyright 2016 J. Alexander Greenwood. All rights reserved.

"Pilate's Blood" Named 2015 Top 100 Notable Book

I'm honored that Shelf Unbound Magazine named Pilate's Blood #45 on its list of 100 Notable Books for 2015. This recognition of Blood, the fourth in the John Pilate Series, means a lot to me as it is in part an homage to my late grandfather, the writer Robert E. Trevathan. 

If you'd like to read the feature about my book online, it's free. Just click here and go to page 105. If you haven't read Pilate's Blood yet (and why haven't you?) you can order an autographed copy right here on this website, or go to Amazon.com and virtually all the other online ebook and paperback retailers. 


About the book:

John Pilate reluctantly returns to tiny Cross Township…a mutated Mayberry packed with guns, a serious lack of anti-depression meds, a rampaging crime boss and an imaginary "friend" who won't shut the hell up. 

Once a hero, now Pilate is broke, bored and forced to take a job imbued with more authority than the town dogcatcher but far less respect. What's worse is there's criminality afoot, and nobody to deal with it but Pilate and a ragtag band of oddballs, friends and family. 

Sure, things could work out just fine...then again, it may come down to spilling Pilate's Blood...Thicker Than Water, Twice As Deadly.