Let Me Tell You a Story with Steve and Becky Lyles (literature)

Which Way?

In their beautifully written book titled "Which Way? One Woman's Traumatic Journey and Her Daughter's Explanation of How to Turn Pain into Power," Jann and Shari Simmons explore childhood trauma and its long-lasting effects.

In podcast #109, these sweet, delightful women talk about overcoming rejection, abandonment, grief, shame and much more. Sit back and be prepared to learn, heal and grow through their wise words.

https://sharisimmons.com/

https://www.amazon.com/Which-Way-traumatic-daughters-explanation/dp/1720939098/ref=sr_1_1?ie=UTF8&qid=1543520952&sr=8-1&keywords=which+way+simmons

sharisimmonsspeaks@gmail.com

 

Direct download: podcast23109.Simmons.mp3
Category:Literature -- posted at: 3:06pm EST

Out of My Comfort Zone

Steve Bower, a charter pilot and a flight trainer, shares a fun short story with us on Podcast 108. Titled "Los Mochis, Mexico: Out of My Comfort Zone," the story describes his first experience piloting an international charter flight. At the end of the podcast, he talks about an encounter with a dubious passenger, a story you're sure to enjoy.

Direct download: podcast23108.mp3
Category:Literature -- posted at: 3:04pm EST

Seven Deadly Friendships

We are delighted to have Mary DeMuth as our guest on podcast 107. She’s the author of more than thirty books, most of them nonfiction, and many of them having to do with relationships and emotional healing. A sought-after international speaker, she has overcome, through Jesus’ healing, a difficult past to become an authentic example of what it means to live a brand-new story. For this podcast, she reads from her latest release, “The Seven Deadly Friendships: How to Heal when Painful Relationships Eat Away Your Joy.” She lives in Texas with her family and graciously agreed to speak with us by Skype.

Direct download: podcast23107real.3.mp3
Category:Literature -- posted at: 9:17pm EST

A Song in the Night

On Podcast #106, we interview author Rebecca Bryan Howell and ask her to tell us about her first book, "The Littlest Warrior." She also reads a fascinating excerpt from her most recent release, "A Song in the Night." Based on her mother's journals, Rebecca recounts the trials and adventures the daughter of homesteaders and granddaughter of pioneers experienced throughout her life.

https://www.prismoflife.com/

Direct download: podcast23106.mp3
Category:Literature -- posted at: 10:51pm EST

The Way We Were

After taking the summer off, we're hitting the airwaves again with a slightly tweaked emphasis. This year, we'll continue to interview authors, like we've done in the past, and talk about their writing and stories. We also want to talk with individuals who have stories to tell but who may not have put pen to paper to document their experiences. We know so many people with interesting backgrounds and adventure stories that we'd like to share with our listeners.

To begin our interview focus, the two of us interview each other, which felt a bit strange, but we had fun. We hope you enjoy our crazy childhood stories.

Direct download: podcast23105real.mp3
Category:Literature -- posted at: 7:45pm EST

Wyoming Wedding

In podcast 104, we come to the end of “Elder Brown’s Backslide,” a long short story by Harry Stillwell Edwards. We also read the final chapter of “Winds of Wyoming” and treat you to several fun Kid Chuckles plus some Eugene Shea poetry.

Direct download: podcast23104.mp3
Category:Literature -- posted at: 11:10pm EST

Salesman and Sarsaparilla

Steve reads part 2 of Elder Brown's story in podcast 103, Becky reads from Winds of Wyoming, and Steve concludes with a Roger Pond essay about phone salesmen.

 

Direct download: podcast23103.mp3
Category:Literature -- posted at: 11:55pm EST

Elder Brown's Backslide (not backside!)

Steve begins podcast #102 by reading the first installment of "Elder Brown's Backslide," a short story by Harry Stillwell Edwards. We also include a humorous Roger Pond essay, some entertaining Kid Chuckles and a chapter 33 excerpt from "Winds of Wyoming."

Roger Pond on Amazon: https://www.amazon.com/Roger-Pond/e/B000APA0UA/ref=sr_ntt_srch_lnk_1?qid=1525402385&sr=1-1

 

Direct download: podcast23102.mp3
Category:Literature -- posted at: 10:56pm EST

Space Drifters

Podcast 101 features the conclusion of chapter 32 in "Winds of Wyoming" plus a great interview with Paul Regnier, author of a fun and crazy science fiction series called "Space Drifters." To introduce you to the series, Paul reads from the first book, "The Emerald Enigma." Steve finishes the podcast with a Roger Pond essay titled "Pony Sign."

Paul Regnier Amazon page: https://tinyurl.com/ybzguy8f

http://www.PaulJRegnier.com

http://www.SpaceDrifters.com

https://www.facebook.com/pjregnierauthor

https://twitter.com/PaulJRegnier

https://www.instagram.com/pauljregnier/


Roger Pond Amazon page: https://tinyurl.com/yaxxgjf7

 

 

Direct download: podcast23101.mp3
Category:Literature -- posted at: 9:40pm EST

Podcast No. 100

Wow, we did it! Took us a while, but we enjoyed the journey and hope you did too. In this podcast, we "duet" the conclusion of Michelle Netten's "Different Mirrors" short story, Becky reads an excerpt from "Winds of Wyoming," and Steve shares David Roper insights plus Eugene Shea poetry. Enjoy!

Michelle Netten: https://www.amazon.com/Michelle-Netten/e/B00IAQOC0U/ref=sr_tc_2_0?qid=1523916651&sr=1-2-ent

David Roper: http://davidroper.blogspot.com/ ; https://www.amazon.com/David-Roper/e/B001K8M98M/ref=sr_ntt_srch_lnk_1?qid=1523916618&sr=1-1

 

(Podcast sound effects source: http://www.freesfx.co.uk)

Direct download: podcast23100.mp3
Category:Literature -- posted at: 6:23pm EST

Different Mirrors

Podcast 99 begins with an excerpt from Jeanne Kay's "Prison Librarian Journal" and is followed by the second installment of Michelle Netten's short story titled "Different Mirrors." Then Becky reads chapter 32 from "Winds of Wyoming," and Steve finishes with Kid Chuckles to brighten your day.

http://www.freesfx.co.uk

Direct download: podcast2399.mp3
Category:Literature -- posted at: 3:07pm EST

End of Construction

Insightful quotations from Billy Graham "bookend" this LMTYAS episode. In Michelle Netten's short story titled "Different Mirrors," we read about a governor's wife who runs away to Mexico. And in the "Winds of Wyoming" excerpt, Kate Neilson wishes she could run away.

Direct download: podcast2398.mp3
Category:Literature -- posted at: 5:35pm EST

Burglars, Bison and Best Friends

On Podcast #97, Becky reads an excerpt from "Winds of Wyoming," and Steve follows with a short story by Mark Twain titled "The McWilliamses and the Burglar Alarm." Also included is an excerpt from Lisa Buffaloe’s latest book, "The Fortune," plus some Kid Chuckles to tickle your funny bone.

http://lisabuffaloe.com/

Direct download: podcast2397.mp3
Category:Literature -- posted at: 3:40pm EST

War of Words

Podcast 96 features Laurie Bower reading an introductory excerpt from "Fairy Wars: The Final Battles," Becky reading from "Winds of Wyoming," and Steve with Kid Chuckles plus a journal entry from Jeanne Kay's "Prison Librarian Journal."

Laurie Bower website: http://llbower.com/

Direct download: podcast2396.mp3
Category:Literature -- posted at: 9:07pm EST

Poetry and Prose

Several individuals contributed to this podcast: Agatha the Cat with a cat haiku, Roger Pond with an essay, Patricia Diehl with an introduction to her latest women's fiction, "Debra/Deborah," and Suzanne McHone and Eugene Shea with their thought-provoking poetry. Enjoy!

 

Patricia Diehl: https://www.amazon.com/Patricia-Diehl/e/B00BGGB1YG/ref=sr_tc_2_0?qid=1518234793&sr=1-2-ent

Suzanne McHone website

Roger Pond: author page

 

Direct download: podcast2395.mp3
Category:Literature -- posted at: 11:01pm EST

Stories from Tom Logan, Mai Hainke and Roger Pond

Tom Logan reads more of his poetry on podcast #94. And Becky reads more from Mai Hainke’s story of growing up in South Vietnam during the Vietnamese War. Steve concludes the podcast with Roger Pond's early memories of watching television at the neighbor's house.

https://www.amazon.com/Thomas-Logan/e/B078SHF6VR/ref=sr_ntt_srch_lnk_4?qid=1516741719&sr=8-4-fkmr0

https://www.amazon.com/Roger-Pond/e/B000APA0UA/ref=sr_ntt_srch_lnk_1?qid=1516741808&sr=8-1

(Podcast sound effects source: http://www.freesfx.co.uk)

 

Direct download: podcast2394.mp3
Category:Literature -- posted at: 4:25pm EST

Before and Beyond 2018

Tom Logan shares poems and thoughts about life and family and his love of writing in Podcast 93. We also feature an excerpt from Mai Hainke's memoir, “The Faithful God I Didn't Know.” Mai's memories of growing up in South Vietnam during the Vietnamese War are frightening and sad as well as fascinating and unique. The podcast ends on a humorous note, with Steve reading “Kid Chuckles.”

(Podcast sound effects source: http://www.freesfx.co.uk)

 

 

Becky Lyles / Rebecca Carey Lyles
"Finding Hope in All the Wrong Places"
http://www.beckylyles.com

https://www.amazon.com/author/beckylyles

 

Direct download: podcast2393.mp3
Category:Literature -- posted at: 10:06pm EST

The Child Who Had Everything & The Child Who Had Nothing

Our Christmas readings are long and short, silly and sad, crazy and thought-provoking. Merry Christmas to All!

http://www.freesfx.co.uk

http://ebible.org/

 

 

Direct download: podcast2392.mp3
Category:Literature -- posted at: 11:24am EST

A Little Bit of Christmas

This episode includes the O. Henry Christmas short story titled "The Gift of the Magi" plus some Christmas quotes. We also provide excerpts from Patrick Craig's "Amish Heiress" and "Winds of Wyoming." Merry Christmas!

https://www.patrickecraig.com/

http://www.freesfx.co.uk

 

Direct download: podcast2391.mp3
Category:Literature -- posted at: 6:15pm EST

Deflated Dreams

In Podcast #90, we read David Roper and Eugene Shea writings concerning deflated Christmas dreams and Bethany Reihl's story of a deflated relationship dream. What about "Winds of Wyoming"? Well, this excerpt mixes deflated dreams with inflated egos.

David Roper blogsite and author page

Bethany Reihl blogsite https://bdriehl.wordpress.com/

and author page https://www.amazon.com/Bethany-Riehl/e/B06XZXZY1J

Podcast sound effects source: http://www.freesfx.co.uk)

Direct download: podcast2390.mp3
Category:Literature -- posted at: 9:39pm EST

Meant for Paradise

Steve concludes PG Wodehouse's "Extricating Young Gussie" in this podcast, and Becky reads a "Winds of Wyoming," chapter 28, excerpt. We also feature Eugene Shea poetry and Lisa Buffaloe thoughts from "We Were Meant for Paradise."

Lisa Buffaloe website: https://lisabuffaloe.com/

(Podcast sound effects source: http://www.freesfx.co.uk)

Direct download: podcast2389x.mp3
Category:Literature -- posted at: 2:30pm EST

Some Things

Suzanne McHone graciously joined us in our home studio to read her beautiful poetry for this podcast. Steve and Becky followed with a PG Wodehouse short story titled "Extricating Young Gussie," a "Winds of Wyoming" excerpt, and a Roger Pond essay about a sidetracked turkey hunt titled "Fine Mess."

http://suzannemchone.com/

Roger Pond: author page

(Podcast sound effects source: http://www.freesfx.co.uk)

Direct download: podcast2388.mp3
Category:Literature -- posted at: 8:10pm EST

Tsunami

Our selections for podcast #87 include "Tsunami" by John Clark Wagner, a "Winds of Wyoming" excerpt, some fun Kid Chuckles and good thoughts from Martin Luther King, Jr.

https://www.amazon.com/John-Clark-Wagner/e/B01MG2ELX2/ref=sr_ntt_srch_lnk_3?qid=1510028228&sr=1-3

http://www.fresfx.co.uk

Direct download: podcast2387.mp3
Category:Literature -- posted at: 11:24pm EST

Bill the Bloodhound

In Podcast #86, Steve reads a long but fun 100-year-old short story by British humor author PG Wodehouse titled "Bill the Bloodhound." We also include more entries from Jeanne Kay's "Prison Librarian" journal and conclude with a Eugene Shea poem he titled "Ninety-Nine Years."

http://www.gutenberg.org/

http://www.freesfx.co.uk

 

Direct download: podcast23862028129.mp3
Category:Literature -- posted at: 10:10am EST

A Small Mistake

Our guest author, Lisa Michelle Hess, reads "A Small Mistake," a short story from the "Passageways" collection, Steve and Becky share the reading of Jack London's short story titled "Daughter of Aurora," and Becky closes with "Winds of Wyoming" chapter 27.

 

Direct download: podcast2385.mp3
Category:Literature -- posted at: 11:23pm EST

Winds, Ways and Worms

We reached a milestone in this podcast -- the last chapter of "Treasure Island." Other readings come from Becky's "Winds of Wyoming," Earline Kline's "The Ways of the Lord," and Roger Pond's "Take the Kids Fishing: They're Better than Worms."

http://www.freesfx.co.uk

http://www.soundjay.com

 

 

Direct download: podcast2384.mp3
Category:Literature -- posted at: 11:54am EST

A Life Worth Living

In the midst of crazy times, columnist and blogger David Roper reminds us that life is worth living when we help others. And Jeanne Kay provides humor and thoughts to ponder in excerpts from her Prison Librarian Journal. Steve reads chapter 33 from "Treasure Island" and Becky's in chapter 25 of "Winds of Wyoming."

David Roper blogsite and author page: http://davidroper.blogspot.com/  &  author page

Podcast sound effects source: http://www.freesfx.co.uk

Direct download: podcast2383.mp3
Category:Literature -- posted at: 10:51pm EST

A Giant, a Garden and Gold

The "Selfish Giant" short story by Oscar Wilde and "Kid Chuckles" quotes are fun additions to our "Winds of Wyoming" and "Treasure Island" readings. We also throw in a poem the two of us wrote way back when. :-)

Direct download: podcast2382.mp3
Category:Literature -- posted at: 1:21pm EST

Romance and Run-Ins

You'll enjoy Jeanne Kay's "Prison Librarian" journal entries along with excerpts from "Father to the Fatherless" by Serenity Orr. Steve reads chapter 31 from "Treasure Island" and Becky reads "Winds of Wyoming" chapter 25. We're nearing the end of both novels. Stayed tuned to find out what books we serialize next. :-)

Direct download: podcast2381.mp3
Category:Literature -- posted at: 10:33pm EST

Audio Quilt

Podcast #80 writings are like quilt pieces. We read a square or two of humor, a square of serious, two squares of book excerpts, and then finish off with a fun poetry square. Enjoy!

Roger Pond author page

Eclectic Collage https://www.amazon.com/Eclectic-Collage-Creative-Chicks-Writers-ebook/dp/B005M4TXV6/ref=asap_bc?ie=UTF8

(Podcast sound effects source: http://www.freesfx.co.uk)

Direct download: podcast2380.mp3
Category:Literature -- posted at: 12:38pm EST

Butterflies, Bouquets, Rodeo Queens – and Driving the Truck

Interspersed with Steve and Becky reading "Treasure Island" and "Winds of Wyoming" chapters, our special guest, Sharon Brown, shares several of her poems for your summer listening pleasure. :-)

http://www.freesfx.co.uk

https://www.facebook.com/sharonsbrownauthor/

http://www.cowboypoetry.com/sharonbrown.htm

Direct download: podcast2379.mp3
Category:Literature -- posted at: 5:06pm EST

July Musings

In Podcast #78, Steve provides a glimpse into Becky's latest book, "Winds of Hope." He also reads several patriotic poems by Eugene Shea. Richard Matteson joins us with thoughts about revenge based on Samson's life, and Becky reads from Laurie Bower's "Journal of Miracles." We conclude with a handful of Kid Chuckles guaranteed to tickle your funny bone. :-)

Laurie Bower – http://llbower.com

Richard Matteson – http://todaysword-richard.blogspot.com/

Direct download: podcast2378.mp3
Category:Literature -- posted at: 2:14pm EST

Better than Worms

From outhouse humor to ancient tribes, from frustrated children to frustrated pirates, from endangered species to endangered humans -- this podcast has it all! Enjoy :-)

David Roper blogsite: http://davidroper.blogspot.com/

Dave Roper author page

Roger Pond author page

Serenity Orr Amazon author page: https://www.amazon.com/Mrs.-Serenity-K.-Orr/e/B016QO2ZME 

(Podcast sound effects source: http://www.freesfx.co.uk)

Direct download: podcast2377.mp3
Category:Literature -- posted at: 4:16pm EST

Legs to Run

Hilarey Johnson's "Shape-Shifting" Bohoja" kidnapping story provides a different perspective on an old, sordid crime. And Jeanne Kay offers fun tales about escaped criminals in her "Prison Librarian" journal. Moving ahead with our regular readings, Steve is in chapter 27 of "Treasure Island" and Becky reads from "Winds of Wyoming" chapter 23. Enjoy!

Direct download: podcast2376.mp3
Category:Literature -- posted at: 1:32pm EST

Mysteries All Around

A mysterious skull, a frightening phone message, an eerie picture, a black night, a noisy parrot, threatening emails, boot prints in the backyard, house arrest – and really great music. You'll hear it all on Podcast #75!

Danney Clark: http://danscribepublishing.com/

John Clark Wagner: https://www.amazon.com/John-Clark-Wagner/e/B01MG2ELX2/ref=ntt_dp_epwbk_0

 

Direct download: podcast2375.mp3
Category:Literature -- posted at: 2:39pm EST

A Dark Moon Rises

We're back with "Treasure Island" and "Winds of Wyoming" excerpts in podcast #74. In addition, we share some Kid Chuckles plus read from Sandra Kopp's "A Dark Moon Rises" and Earline Kline's "Loving My Enemies."

Sandra Kopp: https://www.amazon.com/Sandra-Kopp/e/B00GVHF9AW/ref=sr_ntt_srch_lnk_1?qid=1496686167&sr=1-1

Earline Kline: https://www.amazon.com/Earline-Kline/e/B00MZHH11M/ref=sr_tc_2_0?qid=1496686268&sr=1-2-ent

sound effects: http://www.freesfx.co.uk

 

 

 

Direct download: podcast2374.mp3
Category:Literature -- posted at: 2:18pm EST

Like the Moon (Light & Dark)

We offer a mix of humorous and somewhat dark tales in podcast #73. As you might guess, "My Dog Was a Redneck but We Got Him Fixed" by Roger Pond leans toward the lighter side. "The Magician" from "Passageways" and "The Interlopers" by 19th Century British author Saki are a bit darker, but they also have a bright side. The podcast concludes with "Like Balls," a short poem by Christian Foster and "The Great Awakening" by David Roper.

http://davidroper.blogspot.com/

https://www.amazon.com/David-Roper/e/B001K8M98M/ref=sr_ntt_srch_lnk_4?qid=1496175597&sr=1-4

https://www.amazon.com/Roger-Pond/e/B000APA0UA/ref=sr_ntt_srch_lnk_1?qid=1496175677&sr=1-1

http://www.freesfx.co.uk

 

Direct download: podcast2373.mp3
Category:Literature -- posted at: 4:28pm EST

Running the Race

We begin this podcast with Serenity Orr's Revealer of Secrets: A Ruby Mountain Mystery. Also in the lineup: Winds of Wyoming and Treasure Island excerpts, a David Roper essay called Courage, and a Patti Shene poem titled My Yesterday.

Serenity Orr Amazon author page: www.amazon.com/author/serenitykorr

http://davidroper.blogspot.com/

http://www.pattishene.com/

http://www.freesfx.co.uk

 

Direct download: podcast2372.mp3
Category:Literature -- posted at: 4:22pm EST

Nevada Guest Authors

We continue our readings from Treasure Island and Winds of Wyoming and also treat you to fiction by authors who live in nearby Nevada. Search for Xerena by Serenity Orr is the first novel in an ancient-world fantasy series and The Hot-Pink Duffle by Christina Foster is a fun short story you're sure to enjoy.

Serenity Orr Amazon author page: www.amazon.com/author/serenitykorr

sound effects by http://www.freesfx.co.uk

Direct download: podcast2371.mp3
Category:Literature -- posted at: 11:35am EST

On April 25, 2017, I was privileged to be Patti Shene’s guest author on “Step Into the Light,” a Blog Talk Radio program. We had a good time talking about UFOs, addiction, the writing life, the ups and downs of my writing journey, our podcast, and my next series, Prisoners of Hope.


Along with readings from Treasure Island and Winds of Wyoming, Podcast 70 features entries from Jeanne Kay's "Prison Librarian" journal plus a fun short story by Danney Clark.

www.danneyclark.com

Direct download: podcast2370.mp3
Category:Literature -- posted at: 12:48pm EST

Our featured author on Podcast 69 is John Clark Wagner of Sun City, Arizona, who has three novels under his belt -- The Opportunist, The DNA Murders and Tsunami. For this episode, Steve reads a couple chapters from John's first book, The Opportunist, which is about a man raised in West Virginia's Appalachian Mountains. We also share more Kid Chuckles and continue with Winds of Wyoming and Treasure Island excerpts.

Direct download: podcast2369.mp3
Category:Literature -- posted at: 3:21pm EST

Gold Fever

In addition to a surprise at the beginning, this podcast includes Kid Chuckles and readings from Treasure Island and Winds of Wyoming plus Hilarey Johnson's latest action-adventure novel that's far more than just action and adventure. Fasten your seatbelts!

hilarey.com

Direct download: podcast2368.mp3
Category:Literature -- posted at: 12:54pm EST

Life, Death and Resurrection

This episode includes readings from Treasure Island and Winds of Wyoming along with David Roper's thoughts about life and death. Our resurrection story, which merges fiction with nonfiction, comes from a book titled "The Women Who Knew Him" written by Nevada author Patricia Diehl.

Direct download: podcast2367.mp3
Category:Literature -- posted at: 11:18am EST

Dancers and Drivers

The editor of The Community Paper in San Diego, California, kindly gave us permission to read a true story that happened 20 years ago. Written by Kent Ballard, the account is titled “The Blind Hill.” We also read from Patrick Craig’s YA novel, The Mystery of Ghost Dancer Ranch: The Adventures of Punkin and Boo (Volume 1).

Direct download: podcast2366.mp3
Category:Literature -- posted at: 2:43pm EST

Our featured writer this episode is women's fiction author Anne Mote. Her book is titled One Love, and we read from Part One, Without Love. We also continue our reading of Treasure Island and Winds of Wyoming excerpts. The bonus at the end of the podcast is a handful of marriage quotes, some serious, some humorous.

https://www.amazon.com/Anne-Mote/e/B01N1ZRTPT/ref=dp_byline_cont_ebooks_1

 

Direct download: 06520Let20Me20Tell20You20a20Story_2.mp3
Category:Literature -- posted at: 3:35pm EST

The Long and The Short of It

In podcast #64, Steve reads Peter Leavell's long short story from Passageways titled "Three Days" about a young boy dealing with death in a surprising manner. We also include more excerpts from Jeannie Kay's Prison Librarian journal and an update on Becky's latest Kate Neilson book, Winds of Hope.

http://www.peterleavell.com/

Direct download: 06420Let20Me20Tell20You20a20Story.mp3
Category:Literature -- posted at: 9:09pm EST

We offer more Treasure Island and Winds of Wyoming in this podcast plus several fun Kid Chuckles and a short story titled "The Slice" by Idaho author Danney Clark.

Direct download: 06320Let20Me20Tell20You20a20Story.mp3
Category:Literature -- posted at: 2:24pm EST

Our guest novelist on podcast #62 is Ray Ellis. Steve reads from the first book in Ray's Nate Richards Series titled Notorious. Chapter 16 in Becky's Winds of Wyoming is an exciting one. She reads that excerpt (listen for sound effects!) plus the beginning of her newest book, Winds of Hope, which is the prequel to the Kate Neilson Series.

http://truefiction.rayellis.org/

Direct download: 06220Let20Me20Tell20You20a20Story.mp3
Category:Literature -- posted at: 12:25am EST

Spice of Life

Topics in podcast 61 range from pirates (Treasure Island) and cowboys (Winds of Wyoming) to family memories (Grandpa by Laurie Bower) and meddling (Minding My Own Business by David Roper). As they say, variety is the spice of life. We think you'll enjoy this "spicy" collection.

Direct download: 06120Let20Me20Tell20You20a20Story.mp3
Category:Literature -- posted at: 2:51pm EST

Make It Last 2

Steve reads the last half of Michelle Netten's "Make It Last" detective story in podcast #60. Great conclusion! And Becky finishes it off with more excerpts from Jeanne Kay's prison librarian journal.

Direct download: 06020Let20Me20Tell20You20a20Story.mp3
Category:Literature -- posted at: 12:01am EST

If you enjoy a good detective story, you'll love MAKE IT LAST by Michelle Netten! This podcast also includes a couple fun Kid Chuckles, some New Year quotes and chapter 14 of WINDS OF WYOMING.

Direct download: 05920Let20Me20Tell20You20a20Story.mp3
Category:Literature -- posted at: 11:24am EST

A Personal Touch

We talk about our projects and life in southeastern Idaho in our first 2017 podcast. Plus, we read from Treasure Island, Winds of Wyoming and a new feature, excerpts from a prison librarian's journal. Enjoy!

Direct download: 05820Let20Me20Tell20You20a20Story.mp3
Category:Literature -- posted at: 11:45pm EST

This December podcast features a Christmas romance by Angela Ruth Strong, a children's Christmas story by Sheila Eismann, a winter poem by Diane Egge, Alfred Tennyson's "Christmas and New Year Bells," and two fun author interviews.

Merry Christmas to you and yours! Don't forget: Jesus is the Reason for the Season.

http://www.angelaruthstrong.com/

https://www.amazon.com/Angela-Ruth-Strong/e/B00B8BSHLE

http://desertsagepress.com/

https://www.amazon.com/Sheila-F.-Eismann/e/B004S20HAO/ref=sr_ntt_srch_lnk_1?qid=1482004185&sr=1-1

http://www.dianeegge.com/

https://itunes.apple.com/us/app/how-many-cats/id912648152?ls=1&mt=8

 

 

Direct download: 05720Let20Me20Tell20You20a20Story.mp3
Category:Literature -- posted at: 2:59pm EST

We’re stepping back from Christmas readings in this December podcast due to an opportunity to interview author and world traveler, Jodi Cowles, and to read from her third novel, When Darkness Falls. Jodi joined us via Skype all the way from Istanbul, Turkey.

Jodi's three books vary in style and subject matter. One reviewer writes of her first book, The Minor Protection Act: Ms. Cowles's novel is a sobering reminder of how fragile religious liberty and parental rights are in America.

Her second book, an allegory titled Thirst, takes a unique, thoughtful look at the world's suffering and sadness. When Darkness Falls is unrelated to the first two books and is the beginning of a series. From a reviewer: A believable look at terrorists, their hostages, and the complex relationships that can form between them, as well as how those "back home" cope and deal with all that is involved. 

Visit Jodi's Amazon author page to learn more about her and see her books: http://tinyurl.com/hnrdw6h

Or chat with her on her Facebook page: https://www.facebook.com/whereisjodi/

Know someone who'd like to learn English and be entertained at the same time? Send them to: http://evdeenglish.com/

 

 

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Category:Literature -- posted at: 11:39pm EST

'Tis the Season for eclectic holiday readings on Let Me Tell You a Story. We read Wyoming poet Eugene Shea's Christmas thoughts, an old Christmas tale by an early 20th-century author, an ancient Christmas hymn and a letter to Santa. To close the podcast, Elaine Oostra's "Star of Hope" and a Martin Luther poem give listeners food for thought as they journey through this Season of Celebration.

https://www.facebook.com/elaineoostra/

FieldofViewpress@gmail.com

Direct download: 05520Let20Me20Tell20You20a20Story_2.mp3
Category:Literature -- posted at: 10:49pm EST

Our guest on Podcast #54, Carol Kjar, shares her "granny" stories, one called "Bronco Grandma" and the other a children's story titled "The Five Grannies Go to the Ball." Steve and Becky continue reading from "Treasure Island" and "Winds of Wyoming" and conclude with Thanksgiving quotes plus a call for submissions to Let Me Tell You a Story.

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Podcast #53 takes us back to the continuing sagas of Treasure Island and Winds of Wyoming. Listeners are also treated to several fun Kid Chuckles and a David Roper E-Musing titled The Tyranny of Time plus poetry by Steve Lyles and Eugene Shay.

http://davidroper.blogspot.com/

 

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We have a special treat for you on this podcast. Our guest reader, Lisa Hess, reads one of her stories from Passageways, the short-story compilation we mention now and then. This one is titled Invisible Thread and is the longest story in the collection. Lisa will read the entire story for you today, so sit back and enjoy!

http://www.lisamichellehess.com/

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Our guest reader for this episode is Dr. Laurie Bower, an Idaho author who’s written two books of a fantasy trilogy she’s titled “Fairy Wars.” Steve follows with Treasure Island, chapter twelve, and Becky offers another excerpt from chapter twelve of Winds of Wyoming. To conclude the podcast, Steve shares several political observations that speak to this year’s wild-and-crazy presidential campaign.

llbower.com

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We are excited to reach a podcast milestone, No. 50. Many thanks to each of you for listening to Let Me Tell You a Story. Steve reads from Treasure Island, chapter eleven in this podcast, and Becky shares a short story titled The God Gift from Passageways, a compilation of short stories by Idaho authors. The God Gift is based on an Old Testament story about the Prophet Elijah's encounter with a desperate Phoenician widow who was also a single mom. Humorous highlights include Eugene Shea poetry plus quotes that just might relate to our current political scene.

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This episode features excerpts from the books we've been reading chapter by chapter on the podcast -- Treasure Island and Winds of Wyoming. We also include several Kid Chuckles, which are funny things our kids said when they were small, plus an amusing story from David Roper's childhood and several Eugene Shea poems.

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This podcast takes a stroll down memory lane. Steve reads his dad's account of his long and varied life, and Becky reads her mom's Great Depression memories. Steve’s father, Finis Lyles, grew up in the south. Becky's mother, Carrol Chisholm Carey, was raised in Wyoming. As always (well, almost always...), you'll also hear excerpts from "Treasure Island" and "Winds of Wyoming."

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All that Glitters…

Kid Chuckles, fool’s gold, Tolkien thoughts, life and love on a train, Treasure Island, and "When Things Go Wrong." We offer all that and more on podcast #47!

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Category:Literature -- posted at: 10:54pm EST

Becky reads an excerpt from her new book, "Winds of Change," on this podcast, and Steve provides poetry written by his grandfather plus continues his "Treasure Island" reading with chapter seven.

Our guest author, Dana Longre, talks about the creative process and reads selections from her memoir titled "In a Van Down by the River." We thoroughly enjoyed visiting with Dana and hearing a bit of her story and know you will also appreciate her contribution to podcast #46, including the fun moments when she breaks into song.

Dana would love to connect with you on Facebook. Find her at “Dana Longpre” and send a “friend” request.

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For podcast #45, Steve reads an excerpt from Robert Bolen's book, The Horse Indians, that tells the story of Texas Ranger Nelson Lee’s capture by the Comanches and his eventual escape. In our continuing sagas, Becky reads from chapter eleven of Winds of Wyoming and Steve reads chapter six of Treasure Island. We conclude with wise thoughts from Earline Kline's New Every Morning and another crazy joke. :-)

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Category:Literature -- posted at: 10:48pm EST

This podcast isn’t a podcast at all. Instead, it’s a panel discussion that Becky recently moderated for her writing group, Idahope Writers. Several Boise area top-selling authors graciously took time out of busy schedules to talk about how they navigate today’s ever-changing publishing world. The panelists shared a wealth of information that evening, and now Idahope Writers would like to share their insights with you. Listen to what authors Lisa Phillips, Angela Strong, Peter Leavell, Robin Lee Hatcher, Patrick Craig and Ray Ellis have to say about writing and publishing—then click on the links below to learn more about them and their writing.

https://idahopechristianwriters.wordpress.com/

http://www.authorlisaphillips.com/

http://www.angelaruthstrong.com/

http://www.peterleavell.com/

http://www.robinleehatcher.com/

http://www.patrickecraig.com/

http://truefiction.rayellis.org/

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Category:Literature -- posted at: 4:08pm EST

This podcast is only about a half hour in length, but we think you'll enjoy it. In-between David Roper's thought-provoking E-Musings, we continue our reading of "Treasure Island" and "Winds of Wyoming." We also offer more Kid Chuckles and a funny joke about memory loss. You'll have to listen to the end of the podcast to hear the joke because we already forgot it and won't be able to repeat it, if you ask. Just joking...

http://davidroper.blogspot.com

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Steve reads several poems for you in this podcast, some he's written and some by Eugene Shea. We also continue with our reading of "Treasure Island" and "Winds of Wyoming" and share some more Kid Chuckles with you plus a funny joke at the end. Enjoy!

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Category:Literature -- posted at: 11:45am EST

You'll learn more about the two of us in Podcast 42 when we read "Where I'm From" poems about our childhoods. Steve grew up in Oakland, California, and Becky spent her childhood in a small Wyoming town called Wheatland. We'll also read some more "Kid Chuckles" plus continuing chapters from "Treasure Island" and "Winds of Wyoming." We've shared inspirational pieces by Lisa Buffaloe in the past, but for this podcast, we read from one of her novels. This one is titled "Prodigal Nights."

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Podcast #41 includes a new feature we're calling "Kid Chuckles." Yeah, it's not a terribly original title, but we think you'll enjoy quotes from our kids when they were small as well as those listeners send to us (be sure to email us yours!). Steve continues reading "Treasure Island" (chapter 2) and Becky continues to read "Winds of Wyoming" in this episode (chapter 9). Add in poems by Eugene Shea, a book excerpt by Danney Clark and thoughts about wisdom from Rich Matteson, and you'll have plenty to think about until the next podcast. :-)

http://todaysword-richard.blogspot.com/

www.danneyclark.com

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Today’s podcast has somewhat of a sea theme and begins with Patricia Watkins essay titled “Our Beach.” Steve follows with the first chapter of Treasure Island by Robert Louis Stevenson. We’ll continue reading a chapter per podcast until we conquer all 34 chapters.

The show’s co-hosts take a moment or two in this podcast to discuss their own writing. Steve talks about how he became interested in poetry plus he reads some of his own work. Becky talks about her love for books and reads from chapter nine of Winds of Wyoming.

 

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Category:Literature -- posted at: 10:25pm EST

A literary quiz, a bit of history, an 1890 classic - "The Nice People" - and "Winds of Wyoming." What more could you want in a story-based podcast?

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Podcast #38 is full of surprises, but the only hint we'll give you is that it includes a reading from "Winds of Wyoming" plus Mark Twain's most famous short story and other fun stuff. Oops, that was more than one hint...

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Category:Literature -- posted at: 9:12pm EST

Steve begins podcast #37 reading from chapter seven of "Winds of Wyoming" and Becky reads the final chapter of her grandparents’ homesteading story. We also include a great essay about a great-aunt, a couple jokes and two pieces that ponder the updrafts and crosswinds we each encounter in life.
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Category:Literature -- posted at: 8:51pm EST

This podcast's mix includes thoughts and poetry about aging gracefully, memories from a Wyoming homestead, musings sparked by a star-filled Texas sky, a humorous short story about horse racing, and an excerpt from chapter seven of "Winds of Wyoming."

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Category:Literature -- posted at: 8:42pm EST

Several previous podcasts have featured stories from Becky's grandparents' homesteading days. This one includes a news report from 1925 and the unique method her grandfather used to enlarge their home for their expanding family. We also read a Jack London story on this podcast, more Eugene Shea poetry and the conclusion of chapter six from "Winds of Wyoming."

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Years Past and Future

Podcast #34 begins with Sandra Kopp’s “Elegy to a Changing World,” followed by David Roper’s thoughts on suffering titled “Bro Job” and Vera Anderson’s tribute to her mother, “Remembering Mom.”

Steve reads another excerpt from “Winds of Wyoming” (beginning of chapter six) and I read more stories from my grandparents’ homesteading days in Wyoming. We finish with a thought-provoking piece from Richard Matteson called “Evaluate.”

http://amazon.com/author/sandrakopp/

http://davidroper.blogspot.com/

http://todaysword-richard.blogspot.com/

 

 

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We hoped this podcast would make it through the hoops before Christmas but the holidays have a way of interrupting schedules, which is okay. No matter the season, you’ll enjoy Lisa Phillip’s latest installment in her Witness Security or WITSEC Town series. This one is titled “A Sanctuary Christmas Tale.”

Guest reader Isaiah Silkwood reads from Rae Ann Norell’s story about her extreme-kayaker son, Dave Norell. Her book is titled “Broke, Hungry and Happy.” I read Pauline Sheehan Grave’s short story about her sister titled “Jennifer’s Best Christmas.” And Steve concludes with the history of the song “I Heard the Bells on Christmas Day.” You’ll be surprised by its tragic origins and the stanzas we don’t usually hear or sing.

Lisa Phillips: http://www.authorlisaphillips.com/

Rae Ann Norell: http://brokehungryandhappy.com/

Isaiah Silkwood: http://WhatsMoreAwesome.wordpress.com/

Pauline Sheehan: http://paulinesheehan.com/

 

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Welcome to our second Christmas 2015 podcast! Pour yourself a cup of hot chocolate or cider and settle back for an inspiring shepherd’s story by Jeanelle Reider titled John Ben Roi, followed by an excerpt from Heather Woodhaven’s newest release in her “Best Ever Book Club” series, Christmas with Book Club. Steve surprises us all by concluding the podcast with some serious thoughts (not his norm, but you'll enjoy it, I promise). Merry Christmas!

 
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Female writers across the country treat our listeners to Christmas stories, thoughts and poetry on this segment of Let Me Tell You a Story. Patricia Watkins shares a Christmas dinner story from the perspective of a fork, Vera Anderson offers a wintry poem, Patricia Diehl imagines the challenges Mary faced when she learned she was to be the Messiah’s mother, Kristine McCord surprises us with her Santa fable introduction, and Lisa Buffaloe reminds us to appreciate God’s gifts. Plus, Steve reads the conclusion to "Winds of Wyoming," chapter five.

Lisa Buffaloe: http://lisabuffaloe.com/

Patricia Diehl: http://pat-mylearningcurve.blogspot.com/

Kristine McCord: http://www.kristinemccord.com/

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Due to travel and technical issues, we didn't podcast for several weeks. But we’re back at it with a unique episode featuring John Huddle, author of a recently released book titled “Locked In: My Imprisoned Years in a Destructive Cult.” Steve and I have a special interest in John’s story because we have loved ones in the same group.

John Huddle’s Religious Cult Info blog: http://www.religiouscultsinfo.com/

View “Locked In” on Amazon: http://tinyurl.com/oho7rke

Helpful resource: https://www.freedomofmind.com/

Survivor support: http://wellspringretreat.org/

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Special guests Michelle Netten and her son, Ryan, read from their book “The Mystery of the Missing Morton” on podcast #29. “Missing Morton” is the fourth book in their “Cheer-eBooks” series. Bats, turtles, penguins and dinosaurs are featured in this colorful children’s collection. Michelle writes the stories, and Ryan illustrates them. To see their books and view their fun videos, visit their website. http://cheer-ebooks.com/

Steve reads two of his poems plus a David Roper article titled, “Spend Time Talking with God about Little Things.” Becky provides another segment of her grandparents’ homestead story and concludes the podcast by beginning chapter five in “Winds of Wyoming.”

http://davidroper.blogspot.com/

http://www.beckylyles.com

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Featuring the works of authors Eugene Shea, Pam McCleary, Gene Peterson and Richard Matteson, this podcast offers a couple jokes plus a fun birthday story mixed in with a “Winds of Wyoming” chapter (4) and some more serious but interesting writings.

http://todaysword-richard.blogspot.com/

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This podcast features a mix of fiction and nonfiction. Steve reads another Samuel Cronin short story. This one, which is about a couple prospector brothers, is titled The Lantern.                                                                        

In the midst of The Lantern segments, Becky reads from Janet Thompson’s most recent book in her Dear God Series. This one is titled Dear God, He’s Home! A Woman’s Guide to Her Stay-at-Home Man. Janet is an author, a speaker, a leadership coach, founder of Woman to Woman Mentoring at Saddleback Church and also founder of About His Work Ministries.

We conclude with chapter three from Becky’s first novel, Winds of Wyoming.

Be sure to check out Janet’s other books and find out where she’ll be speaking next at http://womantowomanmentoring.com/.

You can find Samuel Cronin at http://storiedwithgrace.com.

 

 

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Along with another "Winds of Wyoming" chapter, in podcast 26 we read from Samuel Cronin’s excellent short story titled “The Shoe Tree,” a father-son basketball tale, and from Kay Painter’s memoir, “From Sin and Sorrow to Service: The Journey of God’s Prodigal Daughter.” Kay is a tireless defender of unborn babies and founder of Remembering Sara Ministries International. Steve adds a bit of humor with some crazy quotes and a Eugene Shay poem.

Kay Painter: rememberingsara.org

Samuel Cronin: http://storiedwithgrace.com

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Podcast #25 (whoo-hoo!) centers around the decisions we make in our youth and their consequences, good and bad. Steve reads "I'm Not Going to Prison" from "On a Wing and a Prayer," author Patrick Craig reads from his latest Amish novel, "Amish Heiress," and Becky reads from her first novel, "Winds of Wyoming."

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In podcast #24, our friend Valerie Gray reads “Tangled,” a short story she wrote for our compilation titled Passageways, and Becky reads the first chapter of the first book in her fiction series, Winds of Wyoming. Steve concludes with good thoughts and great quotations about forgiveness.

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Along with Lisa Hess's beautiful reading of her short story titled "The Hand of a Princess," podcast #23 includes tales of violent spring storms and bullets gone wild, and "Stages," a poem by Laurie Bower about the morning, noon and evening of life.

 

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Another random podcast for you here! We have fun poetry and serious poetry, guest reader Mary DeMuth reading from "The Day I Met Jesus," stories from Becky's grandmother's younger years and another ex-inmate story from Becky's book "On a Wing and a Prayer."

Mary's passion in life is to help people live uncaged lives. Read her blogs and learn more about her writing and speaking at http://www.marydemuth.com/

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We talk about people in this podcast, but it’s not gossip – really. Our guest authors write about how our personalities differ and how those differences affect our relationships, our social life, our purpose and our work.

First, author, speaker, counselor and life coach Andy Johnson graciously reads several selections from his newest book for us. Titled Introvert Revolution: Leading Authentically in a World That Says You Can’t, the book is full of fascinating facts regarding the extrovert-introvert spectrum and how it's viewed in America, especially in the realm of leadership.

Along with some related quotes read by Steve, Richard Matteson provides personality perspective in one of his Today’s Word: Daily Wisdom for the Rushed Life blogs. This one is titled Most Important.

Check out Andy’s website and Richard’s blog!

http://introvertrevolution.com/

http://todaysword-richard.blogspot.com/

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Category:Literature -- posted at: 8:54pm EST

Although this podcast has a June wedding/marriage theme, it’s not a girls-only edition. We offer a selection of stories and musings about marriage, including the story of my grandparents’ 1910 Oklahoma wedding and a friend’s account of her 1940s courtship and marriage in Montana.

Our fiction story is also set in the mid-1900s. Steve reads a (non-mushy, for you guys) chapter from “Five Brides” by Eva Marie Everson. Here’s her publisher’s description of the book, which just released in print and eBook formats. Five independent women share a Chicago apartment in the 1950s but rarely see each other. One weekend when they're all together downtown, they see a wedding dress in a store window. Though none of them has a boyfriend or a date, they pool their money and buy it! Will one gown really connect five friends forever?

Moving into the 70s, I tell the story of our 1974 wedding. Steve’s mom called it “The Happening” for years after. You’ll understand why when you listen. Our unpredictable ceremony would have likely been a YouTube hit, if the Internet had been around way back then.

On a more serious vein, David Roper, who writes great blogs on his E-Musings site, featured one about the importance of waiting, which includes wise thoughts about marriage. As you might expect, Steve couldn’t resist inserting some fun quotes related to our theme, along with a kiss or two.

http://shannonvannatter.com/

http://davidroper.blogspot.com/

http://www.evamarieeversonauthor.com/

Amazon link to “Five Brides”: http://tinyurl.com/kl6jph2

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Category:Literature -- posted at: 4:16pm EST

We begin podcast #19 by reading from “The Women Who Knew Him: Stories of Jesus’ Earthly Ministry to Women.” Author Patricia Diehl writes fictional accounts of historical women whose encounters with Jesus are recorded in the Bible. This excerpt tells Simon Peter’s mother-in-law’s story. http://diehl2360.wix.com/pat-diehl

You’ve heard from Adam Graham before on “Let Me Tell You a Story. His zany sense of humor once again rises to the surface in this short story titled, “The Perfect Church.” See more of his writings at http://www.dimknight.com ; http://lasersword.adamsweb.us

Pam McCleary’s writing has also been previously featured on this podcast. This time, we read her memory poem titled “Toto” plus more of Eugene Shea's pithy poetry. Enjoy!

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Category:Literature -- posted at: 12:00pm EST

Guest reader Peter Leavell reads from his latest release, “West for the Black Hills,” on this podcast, followed by another jockey story, this one a short story by Laurie Bower called “The Zucchini Kid.” Add in “The Song of My Soul,” a beautiful poem by Gwyneth Bledsoe, and a blog post by Rich Matteson titled “Becoming Wise,” and we once again offer you a great listening experience. Enjoy!

http://llbower.com/index.htm

http://www.peterleavell.com

http://todaysword-richard.blogspot.com/

gwynethbledsoe.com

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Category:Literature -- posted at: 9:18pm EST

This podcast features a variety of genres, from Ray Ellis’s science fiction novel, “Kracken,” to Lenore Mobley’s western, “The Twin’s Journey Home,” to Gwyneth Bledsoe’s British mystery, “Death at the Races.” Steve also reads a couple personal experience stories he titled “Pancakes” and “Winners” and a poem by Eugene Shea called “Spring Comes to the Rockies.”

Books by our authors can be found on websites where books are sold. Eugene Shea’s poetry books on Amazon are at http://tinyurl.com/p5uk76h, and Lenore’s westerns at http://tinyurl.com/nzoyvhs. Check out Ray Ellis’s bio at www.nccpublishing.com/authors and read his blog here: http://truefiction.rayellis.org. Gwyneth’s website gwynethbledsoe.com includes a link to her blog.

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Category:Literature -- posted at: 10:16pm EST

In podcast #16, we offer another great smorgasbord of stories for your listening pleasure. Some are true, and some came straight from the authors’ imaginations. We begin with the first chapter of Becky Avella’s new release, a romantic suspense novel with the simple title “Targeted.”

Educator, church planter and advocate for the world’s extreme poor, Tri Robinson, writes about his childhood struggles with dyslexia and how he became a teacher in “The Committee for the Reburial of Liver-Eating Johnston: Memoirs of a Dyslexic Teacher.”

We also read from the first book in Dr. Laurie Bower’s fantasy series, “Fairy Wars – The Dark Ones,” and conclude with Pam McCleary’s stroll down memory lane in “As Simple as RC Cola.”

Becky Avella – http://teamloveontherun.com/about

Tri Robinson – http://www.i-61.org

Laurie Bower – http://llbower.com

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Category:Literature -- posted at: 2:31pm EST

Podcast #15 begins with a true story written by our friend Valerie Tucker. In “Quilts of Comfort,” she writes about a challenging time she and her husband experienced not too long ago.

We’ve already read several short stories from “Passageways.” During this session, we read two more. Peter Leavell’s story about a troubled monk in a dark, isolated monastery is called “Chapel of the Sacred Bramble.” Becky’s “Follow the Moonbeam” features the highs and lows of midlife marriage.

“In Honor of Trees,” our concluding poem, was written by Eugene Shea. You may recognize his name and style from previous podcasts. Enjoy!

peterleavell.com

beckylyles.com

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Category:Literature -- posted at: 11:36pm EST

As usual our selections today are as varied as their authors. Kristine McCord’s contemporary fiction novel “Outrunning Josephine Finch” and Sandra Kopp’s fantasy novel titled “Warrior Queen of Ha-Ran-Fel” are both well-written, fascinating stories.

“Outrunning Josephine Finch” addresses female relationships and superstitions and is filled with humor and mystery. The “Warrior Queen” pits kingdom against kingdom, good against evil, and has a painfully dark beginning. Both books will leave you wanting to know the rest of the story.

Danney Clark’s short story, “The Picture,” is a heartwarming look at how people change people. Enjoy!

You can learn more about today’s authors at the below websites and find their books on Amazon as well as on other online sources.

www.danneyclark.com

http://everthedreamerblog.wordpress.com

http://www.kristinemccord.com/

(Did you catch our blooper?!)

 

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Category:Literature -- posted at: 11:16pm EST

You’ll enjoy the fun sound effects our audio-engineer son, Toby Lyles, added to this podcast. He always does a good job, but he had a few extra minutes and threw in some special bells and whistles, just for you (smile).

First off, we present an excerpt from Renee Blaire’s debut romantic suspense novel titled “The Beast of Stratton” about a former military helicopter pilot, followed by Pam McCleary’s thought-provoking poem, “Where I’m From,” and Steve’s story of a road-trip the two of us took long, long ago.

Our last story is from “It’s a God Thing! Stories of Life-Changing Friendships,” the book Becky coauthored with Larry Baker. This chapter, titled I’ll See You Again, will tug at your heartstrings but leave you with a smile on your face. The podcast finale features more poems from Eugene Shea, who just turned 89. Happy Birthday, Eugene!

Renee Blaire: http://www.reneeblare.com/

Toby Lyles: http://twentyfoursound.com/

 

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Category:Literature -- posted at: 3:04pm EST

For those who loved the first chapter of Angela Strong's "The Snowball Fight Professional," you'll be pleased to know this podcast includes the second chapter, titled "I'm Dreaming of a Whitewater Christmas." To read the rest of the story, order Snowball Fight online or through your local bookstore.

You'll also hear excerpts from Heather Woodhaven's fun new novel titled, "The Secret Life of Book Club," and Andrea Graham's first book in her Web Surfer science-fiction series titled "Episode One: Regeneration." Both books are available online.

Carla Dalke and Steve Lyles both share crazy stories from childhood. Carla writes about sibling trickery and Steve relates a swimming pool incident. And that's all we'll say about that!

http://www.angelaruthstrong.com / http://angelaruthstrong.blogspot.com

Heather: https://www.facebook.com/heatherwoodhaven

Andrea: http://www.povbootcamp.com / http://www.christsglory.com

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Category:Literature -- posted at: 10:07pm EST