Mysterious Goings On

Every week, we take on the mysteries of creativity, writing, and more. Listen in and find out why Mysterious Goings On with J. Alexander Greenwood is a favorite show for top-selling authors, leading creative thinkers, and people making a difference in our society. Support this podcast: https://anchor.fm/j-alexander-greenwood/support

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Chapter 9: I Hate Book Signings


Alex talks about why he hates doing book signings. (Yes, smart guy, it's mostly because nobody shows up.)

However, he also offers some tips on ways to make your book launch more successful with the huddled masses yearning to read.

Thanks for listening and a big thanks to iTunes for selecting us as a "New & Noteworthy" podcast!

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 2016-03-10  14m
 
 

Chapter 8: The Keys Go Viral


Alex has the stomach virus, so you get the Key!

Thanks for listening and a big thanks to iTunes for selecting us as a "New & Noteworthy" podcast!

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 2016-03-04  22m
 
 

Chapter 7: What's In A Name? Let's Review.


Alex reveals the origin story for his (somewhatpretentious) pen name and explains why reader reviews--particularly on Amazon--are crucial to an author's success.

Alex quotes a bit from an excellent post by author Sandra Smith about doing reviews. You can find it here...


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 2016-02-25  12m
 
 

Chapter 6: A Chat with Jason McIntyre


Alex talks with acclaimed author Jason McIntyre about a variety of subjects, including his take on Stephen King, authors he reads, the effect of bad reviews, his writing process and more. 

Jason is the #1 Kindle Suspense author of THE NIGHT WALK MEN, bestsellers ON THE GATHERING STORM and SHED, the multi-layered literary suspense THALO BLUE and his latest:  ZED. His short fiction has appeared in numerous magazines and won several awards...


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 2016-02-18  33m
 
 

Chapter 5: Creator of Worlds with Author Jason McIntyre


Alex talks with acclaimed Canadian author Jason McIntyre about writing a series, creating a universe of characters and his 10-part Dovetail Cove series, published by Booktrope. The pair also discuss the weather as character in their work.

Jason is the #1 Kindle Suspense author of THE NIGHT WALK MEN, bestsellers ON THE GATHERING STORM and SHED, the multi-layered literary suspense THALO BLUE and his latest: ZED. His short fiction has appeared in numerous magazines and won several awards...


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 2016-02-13  22m
 
 

Chapter Four: Real Life is Not Disneyworld


Alex talks about the hazards of writing as if real life is like Disneyworld (it isn't).

He also discusses why he is not a "nice person (and you shouldn't be, either)."

 

Be sure to visit the main webpage at www.PilatesCross.com and join our community on Facebook!

Intro music Mary Celeste by Incompetech.

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 2016-02-08  10m
 
 

Chapter Three: A Reading from "Badge"


Have time for a short story?

If so...

A fan favorite character in the John Pilate Mysteries is Sheriff Morgan Scovill, and in Pilate's 7 it was a joy to bring him back in a sort of prequel to the first book in the series, Pilate's Cross. In the short story Badge, we get a look at the swirling elements surrounding Scovill before John Pilate steps foot into Cross Township.

I hope my reading does the story--and Morgan Scovill--justice. Because he is all about justice.....


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 2016-02-01  30m
 
 

Chapter Two: On Writing About Guns


As a writer of thrillers and murder mysteries, Alex is increasingly hesitant about using gun violence in my stories. The savage, senseless massacres (which the rest of the civilized world cannot understand)--Sandy Hook, in particular--and "accidents" that take place daily in America have reinforced his views on guns. 

He also asks the question: Is violence a "crutch" that writers use too often?

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 2016-02-01  9m
 
 

Chapter One: Welcome and a Reading from "Pilate's Cross"


Every week on Mysterious Goings On, author J. Alexander Greenwood talks about writing mystery, thriller, suspense, horror and other genre fiction.

Join Alex for plenty of writing-related topics, as well as interviews, guests and some stuff that has nothing to do with anything. 

This week, a brief introduction of Alex and a few words about the show, capped by an author reading from the award-nominated mystery thriller, Pilate's Cross...


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 2016-01-31  22m