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Thank you for joining me, author Jess Montgomery, for afternoon tea breaks as I chat with authors and artists about inspiration, creative process, motivation, connecting with audiences, and more. Every other week, I chat with authors and artists about their work, process, insights, techniques, challenges and more. I find these chats inspiring and refreshing for my own creative work, and share these chats with you in the hope that if you are also a creator, you'll find inspiration and ideas i ...
 
Nature Boy is a general science show hosted by four PhD graduate students studying plant biology at UC Riverside. Join Michael, Marschal, Jon, and Jess the first Sunday of each month as research from varied fields is discussed, made digestible, and often criticized. An irreverent look at the often over revered field of scientific research.
 
A podcast that looks back on the iconic 100% Hits compilation series released in Australia from 1991 - 2007. Each week Josh Earl (Don't You Know Who I Am? podcast and Spicks and Specks on ABCTV) hosts a guest as they discuss chronologically some the greatest forgotten pop hits of the time. See acast.com/privacy for privacy and opt-out information.
 
Welcome to Now Appalachia Radio with host and thriller author Eliot Parker. The show will profile Appalachian writers and creative people. Proud to be part of the August on the Air Global Radio Network. Authors on the Air Global Radio Network is an international digital media corporation comprised of radio talk shows, podcasts, book reviews and anthology publishing with 3 million listeners in 40 countries and over one million social media friends. Support this podcast: https://anchor.fm/elio ...
 
Have you ever wondered what it's like growing up with famous parents? It's hard to make your name in this world. Especially when millions of eyes are on you from birth. Everyone has their own expectations of you and you have your parent's legacy to live up to. In this podcast we sit down with people living out those exact situations. From sons and daughters of some of the world's biggest entertainers, to hall of fame athletes, to world changing politician's children. Hear what it's like for ...
 
In this conversation series, USA Today bestselling novelist Carter Wilson talks to writers of all backgrounds in order to find out why they do what they do. He and his guests discuss childhood influences, roots of creativity, luck and loss, tools of the craft, and the highs and lows of publishing. At the end of their conversation, they pick a random sentence from a random book and use it to create an impromptu short story. Visit Carter at www.carterwilson.com.
 
The Makerviews podcast is sharing the stories, processes, and journeys of passionate artisans and craftspeople. This show is a makers, artists, and entrepreneurs interview show. Hosted by Scott Mathson either on-location in the maker's shops and studios or in other, unique locations. Episode show notes available at makerviews.com/podcast/ along with bonus materials, resources, and much more. Connect on social @makerviews.
 
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Jess Montgomery is the author of the Kinship Historical Mysteries, set in 1920s Appalachian Ohio and inspired by Ohio’s true first female sheriff. Under her given name, she writes the “Level Up Your (Writing) Life” column for Writer’s Digest. She also hosts the “Tea with Jess: Chatting with Authors & Artists” in which creatives share their journeys…
 
Music boffin Geraldine Quinn joins me to discuss Side B of Volume 4 where we somehow discuss having sex with ghosts in hotel rooms Tracklisting 1 -Diesel –Tip Of My Tongue 2 – Voice of the Beehive - I Think I Love You 3 -U2 –One 4 -Candy Harlot’s –Sister's Crazy 5 -Concrete Blonde –Ghost Of A Texas Ladies' Man 6 -The Clouds –Anthem 7 -Julian Lennon…
 
Music boffin Geraldine Quinn joins me to discuss Side B of Volume 4 where we somehow discuss having sex with ghosts in hotel rooms Tracklisting 1 -Diesel –Tip Of My Tongue 2 – Voice of the Beehive - I Think I Love You 3 -U2 –One 4 -Candy Harlot’s –Sister's Crazy 5 -Concrete Blonde –Ghost Of A Texas Ladies' Man 6 -The Clouds –Anthem 7 -Julian Lennon…
 
We love independent bookstores and try to feature one each season, but this can be difficult. As small business owners, it is often difficult to carve time out of their weeks to speak with us. So we are always grateful when the stars align and we can make it happen. This week’s episode features Michelle Haring, owner of Cupboard Maker Books in Enol…
 
Alexis Arguello was a beast in the boxing ring, winning three World Championships in three weight classes while never loosing a belt in the ring. After his boxing career he moved home to Nicaragua where he became mayor of the capital city. His life would ultimately end in a mystery that is still unanswered but his son, Alexis Arguello Jr. is set on…
 
Hilde Kate Lysiak founded the newspaper Orange Street News at the age of seven. Now, at fifteen, she’s written and published hundreds of stories, has been recognized for her work in the New York Times, The Today Show, GMA, and The Washington Post. Additionally, she has a book series with Schloastic and a TV mystery series inspired by her life, titl…
 
Comedian and pop aficionado Dave Callan joins me to discuss Volume 4 Side A. Tracklisting 1 – Ten Queens - Be My Baby (Spector Mix) 2 – Vic Reeves and The Wonder Stuff - Dizzy (7" Version) 3 – Melissa Tkautz - Skin To Skin 4 – Mr Big - To Be With You 5 – Killing Time - Dream Alone 6 – The Cure - High 7 – Oceanic - Insanity (Legendary Mix) 8 – Red H…
 
This is the time of year when lots and lots of people travel so it makes sense to have a travel memoirist on our show. Kate Wickers is a British writer who has spent 25 years or so writing about her extensive travel experiences and publishing in magazines and newspapers all over the world. When COVID hit, she decided to turn her many travels with h…
 
Tess Frizzell was born into Country Music Royalty, being the daughter of CMA/ACM Winner, Shelly West and successful singer/songwriter, Allen Frizzell. Country Music runs so deep in her DNA with her Grandmother, Country Music Hall of Fame member. Dottie West and Uncle, Lefty Frizzell, also a member of the Hall of Fame. Her Mother and Uncle, David Fr…
 
Novelist Elle Marr strives to tell powerful and compelling stories of women who demonstrate resilience in the face of great obstacles. She is the author of three thrillers, The Missing Sister (2020), Lies We Bury (2021), and Strangers We Know (May 2022). The Missing Sister was the #24 Best Selling eBook of 2020 on Amazon, #1 in the entire Kindle St…
 
DJ, podcaster, writer Andrew Levins joins me to discuss arguably the worst batch of songs in the entire series, but still some gold in the mix. Songs discussed are Euphoria - Love Me Right Natural Selection - Do Anything Freaked Out Flower Children - Spill The Wine Marky Mark and the Funky Bunch - Wild Side Crowded House - It's Only Natural Jenny M…
 
Once again we have our favorite local bookseller, Sam Miller, of Carmichaels Books in Louisville KY on the show to talk about summer reads. She is like our in house book seller who joins us every summer and winter to tell us what is new and notable in bookstores. Not all of these books are the typical fluffy summer books about the beach and booze; …
 
On the latest episode of Now, Appalachia, Eliot interviews author Zach Steele about his new novel THE WEIGHT OF ASHES. Broadleaf Writers Association Founder & Executive Director Zachary Steeleis the author of Anointed: The Passion of Timmy Christ, CEO and Flutter: An Epic of Mass Distraction. He has been featured by NPR, The Atlanta Journal-Constit…
 
The daughter of Hannah Storm (the most prolific female in sportscasting history and anchor of ESPN's Sportscenter) and Dan Hicks (the NBC sports reporter known for calling some of the most memorable events in Olympic Sports history), Hannah Hicks knew from a young age that sports would not be her path. In Fact, after being surrounded by it her whol…
 
Michelle Brasier (Mad As Hell, Aunty Donna) joins me to discuss Side A of Vol. 3. Released in 1992. We discuss the following songs Let’s Talk About Sex – Salt N Pepa Finally (Choice 12” Remix) – CeCe Peniston Come To Me – Diesel Kingstown Town – UB40 Spending My Time – Roxette Saltwater – Julian Lennon Peace – Sabrina Johnston Set Adrift on Memory …
 
In this episode, we chat with debut novelist Donna Gordon. While she has a long background as a poet and short story writer, she ventured into writing a novel when two ideas began swirling around in her head. Her novel, What Ben Franklin Would Have Told Me, tells the story of two characters, Lee and Tomás, who seem to have nothing that connects the…
 
On the latest episode of Now, Appalachia, Eliot welcomes back author John Vercher to talk about his new novel AFTER THE LIGHTS GO OUT. John lives in the Philadelphia area with his wife and two sons. He has a Bachelor’s in English from the University of Pittsburgh and an MFA in Creative Writing from the Mountainview Master of Fine Arts program. He i…
 
The son of 90's country crooner, John Michael Montgomery, Walker is far from just another famous person's kid. His incredible voice, songwriting and stage performance puts him in a world of his own. In this episode we talk about growing up on the road, a short trip to college and signing a major publishing deal. He also has a new EP out now. --- Th…
 
Some highlights in this episode: Emily and Chris have kicked off their reading for Sue Jackson’s Big Book Summer reading challenge! Both Book Cougars are starting off with re-reads: Chris is re-reading THE HISTORIAN by Elizabeth Kostova and Emily is reading Kent Haruf’s Prairie series. She’s already re-read the first novel, PLAINSONG, and is now in…
 
Guy Montgomery (The Worst Idea of All Time) joins me as we go through Side B of 100% Hits Vol 2 Songs include Corinna - Temptation Extreme - Hole Hearted Cathy Dennis - Too Many Walls Gang Starr - Lovesick Amy Grant - Every Heartbeat Divinyls - I'm On Your Side Crowded House - Fall at Your Feet The Escape Club - I'll Be There Ghostwriters - Someone…
 
Readers have heard of the big 5 publishing companies that include Harper Collins, and Penguin/Random House. But there is something really special about university presses. Unfortunately, they don’t often get the attention they deserve. Sarah Munroe, Marketing Manager and Acquisitions Editor at West Virginia University Press, is our guest this week …
 
D.P. Lyle is the award-winning author of 22 books, both non-fiction and fiction. He is the International Thriller Writer’s VP for Education and runs CraftFest, Master CraftFest, and ITW’s online Thriller School. D.P has also written for television shows such as Law & Order, CSI: Miami, Cold Case, House, Pretty Little Liars, and more. Among other th…
 
From their podcast Do Go On Matt Stewart and Jess Perkins (also Triple J) join me to discuss the 100% Hits Vol 2 Side A. Hear us discuss Marky Mark and The Funky Bunch - Good Vibrations Melissa Tkautz - Sexy (Is the Word) Toni Childs - I've Got To Go Now Scorpions - Wind of Change Jenny Morris - Break in the Weather Robbie Nevil - Just Like You Icy…
 
It's travel season and a great time to revisit our episode with travel writers and illustrators Amber Share and Suzanne Roberts. This week’s episode is jam-packed with travel writing. . Our first guest is not a writer, but a graphic designer who began making cool illustrated posters of national parks on an Instagram account called Subpar Parks. Amb…
 
On the latest episode of Now, Appalachia, Eliot interviews journalist Ronnie Greene about his latest book HEART OF ATLANTA: FIVE BLACK PASTORS AND THE SUPREME COURT VICTORY FOR INTEGRATION. Ronnie is a graduate of Virginia Commonwealth University and a veteran investigative reporter, who, over the years, has worked at the Center for Public Integrit…
 
We dedicate this episode to Jenny Colvin, host of the Reading Envy podcast. We were stunned and deeply saddened to learn of her sudden death. Jenny will be deeply missed by the book community. Our thoughts are with her loved ones and family. On this episode we recap our biblioadventure to Manchester, VT for Booktopia at the Northshire Bookstore, wh…
 
Ananda Lima is a poet whose most recent collection, Mother/land, is the winner of the Hudson Prize. She is also the author of Chapbooks Translation (winner of the Vella Chapbook Prize), Amblyopia, and Tropicália (winner of the Newfound Prose Prize). Her work has appeared in the American Poetry Review, Poets.com, Kenyon Review Online, and many more.…
 
Gen Fricker and Alexei Toliopoulos join me to discuss Side B of the very first 100% hits compilation. Tracklisting Gypsy Woman - Crystal Waters Read My Lips - Melissa Tkautz It Ain't Over 'Til It's Over - Lenny Kravitz Slave - James Reyne Love Junk - Diesel Walking in Memphis - Marc Cohn More Than Words - Extreme Tough Me All Night Long - Cathy Den…
 
Namrata Patel has been writing for 20 years, but it wasn’t until the pandemic that she had more time to work on it. She had always been interested in dual culture and challenges of the diaspora, specifically Indians who had moved to the United States. The isolation of COVID really brought home how lonely life can be if you don’t feel like you fit a…
 
On the latest episode of Now, Appalachia, Eliot interviews author Sheila Myers about her new novel THE TRUTH OF WHO YOU ARE. Sheila Myers is an award-winning author and college professor in Upstate New York. Her penchant for research and meanderings through the wilderness, lakes, mountains, and vistas (and the occasional trip to a cemetery) in the …
 
If 99 Miles From L.A., P. David Ebersole’s debut crime fiction novel, sounds like it should be the title of a song, that’s because it is. Written by Hal David and Albert Hammond—and sung by everyone from Hammond to Julio Iglesias to Art Garfunkel (a decidedly disturbing version)—it’s Johnny Mathis’s take that inspired Ebersole, and... Read more »…
 
Katrina Monroe is a novelist whose debut title, They Drown Our Daughters releases in July 2022 from Sourcbooks. The book has been named one of CrimeReads' 16 Horror Novels To Look Out For In 2022 and Tor Nightfire's Horror Books We're Excited About In 2022. Katrina lives in Minnesota with her wife, two children, and Eddie, the ghost who haunts thei…
 
Kevin Mitchell (Jebediah, Bob Evans) and Adam Richard (Adam Richard Has A Theory) join me to discuss Side A of the very first 100% Hits Compilation. Tracklisting LaTour - People Are Still Having Sex Rythm Syndicate - P.A.S.S.I.O.N. Amy Grant - Baby Baby R.E.M. - Shiny Happy People Crowded House - Chocolate Cake Huey Lewis and the News - Couple Days…
 
This week we talk to our first mystery series author: Jess Montgomery. The first book in her 4-book Kinship mystery series is The Widows which introduces us to Lilly Ross, a wife and mother in 1920s rural Ohio whose husband Daniel, the county sheriff, is killed in the line of duty. The town council asks Lilly to take over the sheriff’s position for…
 
On the latest episode of Now, Appalachia, Eliot interviews author Scott Blackburn about his new thriller novel IT DIES WITH YOU. Scott is an English instructor and a 2017 graduate of the Mountainview MFA program. He lives in High Point, North Carolina with his wife and two children. When he is not writing and teaching, Scott enjoys training in comb…
 
#BuddyRead! We had a fun time talking with our Mystery Man, JOHN VALERI, about Agatha Christie’s DEATH ON THE NILE, both her novel and Kenneth Branagh’s new adaptation. Spoiler alert: mixed reviews.Other books we read and discuss in this episode did not have mixed reviews. We both had some good reads!THOMAS MERTON: An Introduction to His Life, Teac…
 
When Kaveri Murthy, the recently married headstrong young woman in The Bangalore Detectives Club—Harini Nagendra’s debut historical crime fiction novel that takes place in 1921—witnesses the aftermath of a murder at a club where the cream of Indian society can socialize with members of the British Raj, she does what’s in her nature to do:... Read m…
 
Our guest this week, Court Stevens is outreach director for a public library and the author of 6 young adult suspense novels. Her most recent, We Were Kings, came out this past February and is her contemporary version of an Agatha Christie locked room mystery where our main character, Nyla King’s dysfunctional family and juicy secrets means everyon…
 
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