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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.


Dec 12, 2019

Should authors consider using Patreon? Michelle Stinson Ross returns to the show to talk about her foray into the world of sponsored, serialized fiction. Michelle also discusses her approach to creativity, and why historically-accurate fiction doesn't have to be a confining in storytelling. Tune in, mateys!

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Nov 29, 2019

Nothing good happens after midnight when the long knives are out. Alex explores the horror of suffering in uncertainty after he finds a knife in his back.

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Nov 23, 2019

Hello listeners, 

Due to illness, I have not been able to stick to our recording/publishing schedule. I should have a complete audio update by next Thursday. Thank you for your patience.


Oct 24, 2019

We wrap-up our interview with Alex Greenwood about the origins of the John Pilate Mysteries. Today, guest interviewer Brian Hutton probes about Greenwood's actual involvement and brushes with a modern-day tragedy at the small college that eerily parallels the events that inspired the John Pilate Mysteries.


Oct 17, 2019

The John Pilate Mysteries now spans a decade with seven books, including the latest title, Pilate's Shadow. However, many readers are unaware the series is based on a tragic true story of murder in a small Midwestern town. Today, the tables are turned on MGO host and John Pilate creator Alex Greenwood, as guest host...