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

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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.

Any 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.

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 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.

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.

 

 

 

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:

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.

 

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.

 
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 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

Have time for a short story?

If so...

A fan favorite character in the John Pilate Mysteries is Sheriff Morgan Scovill, and in Pilate's 7 it was a joy to bring him back in a sort of prequel to the first book in the series, Pilate's Cross. In the short story Badge, we get a look at the swirling elements surrounding Scovill before John Pilate steps foot into Cross Township.

I hope my reading does the story--and Morgan Scovill--justice. Because he is all about justice...the Cross kind.

If you enjoy this reading, you can pick up the ebook from all the usual suspects, including AmazonBarnes and NobleiBooks, and Smashwords. Thank you for listening.

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

Intro music Mary Celeste by Incompetech.

Jan 31, 2016

Every week on Mysterious Goings On, 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. 

This week, a brief introduction of Alex and a few words about the show, capped by an author reading from the award-nominated mystery thriller, Pilate's Cross.

Want to learn more? Check out the Clues Blog at Mysterious Goings On. Be sure to join the fan community on Facebook for more cool stuff!

Intro music Mary Celeste by Incompetech.

Thanks for listening...see you next time.

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