Let Me Tell You a Story with Steve and Becky Lyles

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.





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

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 EDT

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 EDT

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.


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

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 EDT

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 EDT

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 EDT

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 EDT

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






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



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

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 EDT

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.


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

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 EDT

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.


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

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 EDT

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 EDT

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.



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


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

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"



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