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Mysterious Goings On

Join author J. Alexander Greenwood for discussions about writing mystery, thriller, suspense, horror and other genre fiction. Every episode, Mysterious Goings On features tips, news, interviews with writers, fans, dramatic readings and more.

Greenwood, an award-winning writer, also provides a "look behind the curtain" at the life of an independent author. Whether you're a writer, aspire to be one, or just enjoy reading, this show is for you.


Feb 13, 2020

Author and strategist Mike Brown, founder of the Brainzooming Group joins Alex to discuss his thoughts on creativity from the corporate setting to the mystery novel. 

Mike and Alex talk about those concepts, as well as the importance of The Stay Puft Marshmallow Man, cooking without a recipe, and jamming on a cigar box guitar.

His latest book, Idea Magnets, helps dynamic leaders to cultivate extreme creativity and innovative success throughout organizations.

Learn more about Mike at

Portions of this episode are excerpted on Alex's public relations show, PR After Hours available wherever you get your podcasts,. and on AnchorFM.

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

This episode of the Mysterious Goings On Podcast was recorded and mixed at Green Shebeen Studios in beautiful Kansas City, Missouri. Copyright 2020, all rights reserved. No reproduction, excerpting, or other use without written permission.

Theme music "Spy Glass" by Kevin MacLeod (
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"Orange Cigar Box Jam" by Mike Brown.