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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.


Jan 30, 2020

This week, we want you to set the controls for something a little different…we’re talking with Gary Lippman, a playwright and author who, like one notable filmmaker, has entertainingly mined a rich vein of tragic pop culture in his debut novel, Set the Controls for the Heart of Sharon Tate.

We're excited to talk about Lippman's trippy, suspenseful, foray into the world of Sharon Tate fetishists. We also discuss his work as a lawyer with the Innocence Project, which exonerates the wrongly convicted through DNA testing and reforms the criminal justice system to prevent future injustice. 

Gary and Alex chat about writing for the stage versus writing a novel, how this generation writes based on an immersive influence in TV and film, and one of the best bits of writing advice he ever received, carer of Elmore Leonard. 

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

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