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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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Mystery * Thriller * Suspense * Horror * Ephemera

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.

 

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.

 

 

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