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Mysterious Goings On

Every week author J. Alexander Greenwood talks about writing mystery, thriller, suspense, horror and other genre fiction. Join Alex for plenty of writing-related topics, as well as interviews, guests and some stuff that has nothing to do with anything.
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Nov 23, 2016

Alex gives thanks with a Thanksgiving bonanza of a show!

He welcomes back acclaimed bestselling author Jason McIntyre to the show! The guys talk about (and provide tips for) the writing life, audiobooks, book cover creation by JasonThe Walking Dead and more!

Jason is the #1 Kindle Suspense author of THE NIGHT WALK MEN, bestsellers ON THE GATHERING STORM and SHED, the multi-layered literary suspense THALO BLUE and his latest: ZED. His short fiction has appeared in numerous magazines and won several awards.

His debut novel ON THE GATHERING STORM is cited by readers as an 'uncomfortably thrilling' read and earned McIntyre a spot in the Top 20 Debut Authors for the Goodreads Choice Awards.

Currently, McIntyre is preparing for the launch of THE DEVIL'S RIGHT HAND which is the latest installment in the THE NIGHT WALK MEN saga.

Learn more about Jason at his mothership: http://www.thefarthestreaches.com/p/the-author.html.
 
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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.

Any additional music stings by Incompetech. 

Copyright 2016 J. Alexander Greenwood. All rights reserved.

Oct 25, 2016

It's nearly Halloween!

In that spirit, Alex reads his acclaimed suspense short story 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.

 

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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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

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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.

 

Sep 21, 2016

Alex talks about getting your indie ebook into the hot little hands of your local librarian.

Here's the link to the Self-E Program he discusses:

http://self-e.libraryjournal.com/

And here's a link to the Shelf Unbound Best Indie/Self-Published Book Competition (tell them J. Alexander Greenwood sent ya!):

http://www.shelfmediagroup.com/pages/competition.html

We beg your pardon for the "lacking" sound quality of this episode, as it was recorded outside in the wind on a sunny day.

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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.

 

Copyright 2016 J. Alexander Greenwood. All rights reserved.

Sep 5, 2016

In our last Star Trek-related show (at least for a while...) Mysterious Goings On fan and consumer of great fiction Mike Z of Racine warps back over for a discussion about the Star Trek movies, including the legendarily bad Star Trek V and the incredibly good Star Trek VI. 

Follow Mike on Twitter! @Zoofster

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:

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Be sure to visit the Mysterious Goings On webpage at www.PilatesCross.com and join our community on Facebookhttps://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.

Aug 30, 2016

Mysterious Goings On fan and consumer of great fiction Mike Z of Racine beams in for a discussion about the Star Trek movies that is sure to inflame, cause your head to nod or put you to sleep! Check it out, even if you're a casual Trekker, you might grok some Spockage.

Follow Mike on Twitter! @Zoofster

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:

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Be sure to visit the Mysterious Goings On webpage at www.PilatesCross.com and join our community on Facebookhttps://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.

 

Aug 23, 2016

All hands on deck for part two of our discussion with author Michelle Stinson Ross!

Michelle and Alex talk about the revised edition of her book Revenge of the Siren Songas well as mistakes and discoveries she (and Alex) made in their respective writing and publishing processes. 

Visit Michelle's site: http://www.michellestinsonross.com

Buy her book!:

https://amzn.com/B01JD7IUPW

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:

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Be sure to visit the Mysterious Goings On webpage at www.PilatesCross.com and join our community on Facebookhttps://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.

 

Aug 16, 2016

Alex chats with author Michelle Stinson Ross about the revised edition of her book Revenge of the Siren Song. Michelle talks about the extensive research she puts into her work and more. You won't want to miss this one!

Visit Michelle's site: http://www.michellestinsonross.com

Buy her book!:

https://amzn.com/B01JD7IUPW

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:

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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.

 

 

 

Aug 9, 2016

Alex breaks his promise and sees Star Trek: Beyond -- and tells you what he thinks of the latest bit of space junk (?) from JJ Abrams.

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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.

 

 

Jul 30, 2016

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 it can be useful in your writing.

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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.

 

 

 

Jun 11, 2016

Alex quits his novel.

 

Thanks for listening and a big thanks to iTunes for selecting us as a "New & Noteworthy" podcast!

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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:

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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.

 

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May 22, 2016

Alex muses about why his new novel is a tough slog. He also waves his fist at the neighbors.

Thanks for listening and a big thanks to iTunes for selecting us as a "New & Noteworthy" podcast!

http://pilatescross.com/clues-alexs-blog/

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:

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Be sure to visit the Mysterious Goings On webpage 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.

Intro music Mary Celeste by Incompetech.

 

Apr 25, 2016

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Apr 22, 2016

Alex discusses why the loss of celebrities we've never met like David Bowie, Prince, Garry Shandling and even Mr. Spock himself, Leonard Nimoy, can feel like a death in the family. 

Thanks for listening and a big thanks to iTunes for selecting us as a "New & Noteworthy" podcast!

http://pilatescross.com/clues-alexs-blog/

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 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.

 
Apr 15, 2016

A favorite guest returns!

Acclaimed author Jason McIntyre reads from his #1 Kindle Suspense novella THE NIGHT WALK MEN. It's creepy good. Jason and Alex also discuss the "world" of the MEN and some of his inspirations.

Need more reasons to listen? Here's a good one:

"I'm grateful that the emergence of ebooks has given new life to short fiction, and I'm happy that I discovered this author. Jason McIntyre has a wonderful way of painting worlds with words. Geez, it's like the guy is channeling Rod Serling while Ray Bradbury whispers in his ear."

Jason is also author of the bestsellers ON THE GATHERING STORM and SHED, the multi-layered literary suspense THALO BLUE and his latest: ZED. His short fiction has appeared in numerous magazines and won several awards.

His debut novel ON THE GATHERING STORM is cited by readers as an 'uncomfortably thrilling' read and earned McIntyre a spot in the Top 20 Debut Authors for the Goodreads Choice Awards.

Learn more about Jason at his mothership:http://www.thefarthestreaches.com/p/the-author.html.
 

Thanks for listening and a big thanks to iTunes for selecting us as a "New & Noteworthy" podcast!

http://pilatescross.com/clues-alexs-blog/

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 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.

Apr 9, 2016

 

Are you as sick of the cold weather as Alex? Craving sun, sand, a refreshing cocktail with a shot of mystery? Then you need a Boat Drink.

Perhaps the overall fan favorite character in the John Pilate Mysteries (besides John himself) is Taters Malley, captain of the fishing charter boat TenFortyEZ.

In Boat Drinks, a short story from Pilate's 7, it's fun to see Taters in his own element--guiding the TenFortyEZ straight into mischief in the waters off Key West. 

So, fix yourself a boat drink, put on your flip flops and get set to enjoy Alex's hammy reading of one of his favorite stories.

If you enjoy this story and want more, you can pick up the Pilate's 7 ebook from all the usual suspects, including AmazonBarnes and NobleiBooks, andSmashwords

Thanks for listening and a big thanks to iTunes for selecting us as a "New & Noteworthy" podcast!

http://pilatescross.com/clues-alexs-blog/

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 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.

Intro music Mary Celeste by Incompetech.

 

P.S. Keep reading.

Apr 2, 2016

Alex thinks all this cheery spring weather deserves some gloom. Therefore, a reading from the horror short story "A Debt of Fire" is our big feature this week.

Amazon link: http://amzn.com/B00EEIXBJ6 

Thanks for listening and a big thanks to iTunes for selecting us as a "New & Noteworthy" podcast!

http://pilatescross.com/clues-alexs-blog/

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 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.

 

 

Mar 26, 2016

Alex talks about mowing the grass as a means of generating ideas for his fiction.

Thanks for listening and a big thanks to iTunes for selecting us as a "New & Noteworthy" podcast!

http://pilatescross.com/clues-alexs-blog/

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 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.

 

 

Mar 17, 2016

Alex talks with acclaimed author Jason McIntyre about the unique concept of Jason's ten-book Dovetail Cove series, reading books "out of order," and more. The pair also compare and contrast the style of the Dovetail Cove Series with Alex's John Pilate Mystery Series.

Jason is the #1 Kindle Suspense author of THE NIGHT WALK MEN, bestsellers ON THE GATHERING STORM and SHED, the multi-layered literary suspense THALO BLUE and his latest: ZED. His short fiction has appeared in numerous magazines and won several awards.

His debut novel ON THE GATHERING STORM is cited by readers as an 'uncomfortably thrilling' read and earned McIntyre a spot in the Top 20 Debut Authors for the Goodreads Choice Awards.

Learn more about Jason at his mothership:http://www.thefarthestreaches.com/p/the-author.html.
 

Thanks for listening and a big thanks to iTunes for selecting us as a "New & Noteworthy" podcast!

http://pilatescross.com/clues-alexs-blog/

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 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.

 

 

Intro/outro music Mary Celeste by Incompetech.

Mar 10, 2016

Alex talks about why he hates doing book signings. (Yes, smart guy, it's mostly because nobody shows up.)

However, he also offers some tips on ways to make your book launch more successful with the huddled masses yearning to read.

Thanks for listening and a big thanks to iTunes for selecting us as a "New & Noteworthy" podcast!

http://pilatescross.com/clues-alexs-blog/

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 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.

Intro music Mary Celeste by Incompetech.

 

Mar 4, 2016

Alex has the stomach virus, so you get the Key!

Thanks for listening and a big thanks to iTunes for selecting us as a "New & Noteworthy" podcast!

http://pilatescross.com/clues-alexs-blog/

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 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

 

Intro music Mary Celeste by Incompetech.

Feb 25, 2016

Alex reveals the origin story for his (somewhat pretentious) pen name and explains why reader reviews--particularly on Amazon--are crucial to an author's success.

Alex quotes a bit from an excellent post by author Sandra Smith about doing reviews. You can find it here. 

Also, click here for a piece Alex wrote, complete with a video to show YOU how to review! 

By the way, thank you for downloading this show--we are honored to be listed as a "New & Noteworthy" podcast on iTunes!

NOTE: We had a little trouble with our mic, and hope that you will look past the slightly diminished audio quality of this particular episode.

Be sure to visit the Mysterious Goings On webpage at www.PilatesCross.com and join our community on Facebook!

Are you an author? Want to be a guest on the show? Contact Alex on Twitter: @A_Greenwood

 

Intro music Mary Celeste by Incompetech.

 

Feb 18, 2016

Alex talks with acclaimed author Jason McIntyre about a variety of subjects, including his take on Stephen King, authors he reads, the effect of bad reviews, his writing process and more. 

Jason is the #1 Kindle Suspense author of THE NIGHT WALK MEN, bestsellers ON THE GATHERING STORM and SHED, the multi-layered literary suspense THALO BLUE and his latest:  ZED. His short fiction has appeared in numerous magazines and won several awards.


His debut novel ON THE GATHERING STORM is cited by readers as an 'uncomfortably thrilling' read and earned McIntyre a spot in the Top 20 Debut Authors for the Goodreads Choice Awards.

Currently, McIntyre is preparing for the launch of THE DEVIL'S RIGHT HAND which is the latest instalment in the THE NIGHT WALK MEN saga.

 
Learn more about Jason at his mothership: http://www.thefarthestreaches.com/p/the-author.html.
 

Be sure to visit the Mysterious Goings On webpage at www.PilatesCross.com and join our community on Facebook!

Intro music Mary Celeste by Incompetech.

 
Feb 13, 2016

Alex talks with acclaimed Canadian author Jason McIntyre about writing a series, creating a universe of characters and his 10-part Dovetail Cove series, published by Booktrope. The pair also discuss the weather as character in their work.

Jason is the #1 Kindle Suspense author of THE NIGHT WALK MEN, bestsellers ON THE GATHERING STORM and SHED, the multi-layered literary suspense THALO BLUE and his latest: ZED. His short fiction has appeared in numerous magazines and won several awards.


His debut novel ON THE GATHERING STORM is cited by readers as an 'uncomfortably thrilling' read and earned McIntyre a spot in the Top 20 Debut Authors for the Goodreads Choice Awards.

Currently, McIntyre is preparing for the launch of THE DEVIL'S RIGHT HAND which is the latest instalment in the THE NIGHT WALK MEN saga.

 
Learn more about Jason at his mothership: http://www.thefarthestreaches.com/p/the-author.html.
 

Be sure to visit the Mysterious Goings On webpage at www.PilatesCross.com and join our community on Facebook!

Intro music Mary Celeste by Incompetech.

 
Feb 8, 2016

Alex talks about the hazards of writing as if real life is like Disneyworld (it isn't).

He also discusses why he is not a "nice person (and you shouldn't be, either)."

 

Be sure to visit the main webpage at www.PilatesCross.com and join our community on Facebook!

Intro music Mary Celeste by Incompetech.

Feb 1, 2016

I'm interviewed by Amused Now:

“I have a lot of things going on in my life and those characters help keep me sane. I get emails and phone calls at home from local fans asking what’s next, and I wanted to write a love letter to the fans that keep me going. So, I decided to write a book of short stories with John Pilate as a peripheral character and to base them on seven of his friends or maybe even enemies. Some stories take place 40 years ago, some take place now and some take place 5 minutes before the next book comes out.”

Click here and take a listen!

 

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