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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.


Oct 10, 2019

The perils of publishing, the rites of radio, and the weirdness of working with words are just a few of the subjects we cover when we welcome author, radio pro, podcaster, and paranormal fan Mark Groves to the show.

Mark and Alex discuss their love of Halloween, real haunted houses, writing, and Mark's real-life haunt investigations. Mark also chats about spook lights, fav books, how he's connected nostalgically and professionally to Sonic Drive-Ins and even the Amazing Kreskin.

This is a must-listen for Halloween and horror fans!

Also, we're giving away an autographed copy of Mark's book HELLZAPALOOZA: THE BEST DAMNED ROCK SHOW EVER! to one lucky winner! Click here or visit for entry details. 

About Mark Groves:

Groves is the owner of Magnificent Cowlick Media. He grew up in the Ozark Mountains of southern Missouri, where his "get off your duff and do it!" spirit was instilled.  He earned a BA in Communications from the University of Missouri-Columbia, and went on to a career spanning almost three decades in the radio industry.

He’s written thousands of commercials, promotional pieces, and radio theatre scripts.  He also writes plays, short stories, novels, songs, and poetry.  He edits stories, and hires editors, proofreaders, artists, and graphic designers, with four speculative fiction/ dark fiction anthologies currently available under the Magnificent Cowlick Media publishing name: HELLZAPALOOZA The Best DamnED Rock Show Ever!, Black Buttons Vol. 1, Black Buttons Vol. 2, and Route 666: Four on the Floor.

Mark's short stories and photography appear in several issues of “Kansas City Voices Magazine,”  plus he has short stories in “Strange, Weird, and Wonderful Magazine”, The Book of Blasphemous Words anthology, and the upcoming Ghosts on Drugs anthology. He also has poetry and photography published in issues of Auk Contraire’s arts ‘zines “Intoxication,” “No/Where,” and "Haunted."  His writing is also in the books/anthologies put out by Magnificent Cowlick Media.

He is a host and producer of the Podenstein's Lab podcast.

Mark lives in Olathe, KS, and still works in radio in the Kansas City market.


Brief excerpts read were from Ray Bradbury's The Halloween Tree.

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The Mysterious Goings On Podcast is recorded at Green Shebeen Studios in the heart of beautiful Kansas City, Missouri. Copyright 2019, all rights reserved. No reproduction, excerpting or other use without written permission. 

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