Mysterious Goings On

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. Every week, we take on the mysteries of creativity, writing, and more.

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Gesamtlänge aller Episoden: 2 days 20 hours 1 minute


episode 4: Inspired Creativity with Datta Groover

Top-selling author Datta Grover believes finding the right combination of push and ease makes all the difference in the world to our creative process, no matter what you are doing. In this energetic chat, Groover shares his thoughts on creativity in daily life and finding inspiration in what you do, as well as his takes on the difference between indie publishing and taking the traditional route. 

Groover’s novel, Different, has won numerous literary awards and inspired many people...


 2021-01-28  40m

episode 3: The Constant Reader Returns

Over the past couple of years, Michael Zuffa has read, for the third time, the entire Stephen King library of books. Find out what this Constant Reader thinks and his suggestions for your next read of the King.

Reach Michael on Instagram here...


 2021-01-21  1h6m

New Cover, Who Dis?

Alex explains why there's a brand-new cover for the acclaimed John Pilate Mystery book, Pilate's Key. 

Check it out (and buy it!) here. Learn about the cover artist, Jason McIntyre, here. 

About Pilate's Key:

Umbrella drink in hand, nursing gunshot wounds and a fragile psyche, John Pilate relaxes on the sun-soaked beaches of Key West. His peaceful recuperation shatters in an instant when he stumbles upon a dead body...


 2021-01-14  3m

episode 1: Cozy Mysteries in the Age of King Tut with N. L. Holmes

Welcome to Season 7 of Mysterious Goings On!

They say what is old is new again—even in the world of the cozy mystery. That’s why we are delighted to welcome a Nun-Turned-Archaeologist author N.L. Holmes. Her series takes us behind the scenes of an Ancient Egyptian kingdom with intrigue that parallels today's America through two of her lively historical novel series...


 2021-01-11  34m

episode 13: Comforts in the Year of Covid with Jason McIntyre

We all took what cold comforts we could in the annus horribilis that is 2020, including seeking refuge in music, books, TV, and film. To discuss this on our final episode of 2020, Alex welcomes back to the show Jason McIntyre, the #1 Kindle Suspense author of THE NIGHT WALK MEN, bestsellers ON THE GATHERING STORM and SHED, plus the multi-layered literary suspense THALO BLUE. His short fiction has appeared in numerous magazines and collections...


 2020-12-18  1h6m

episode 12: The Suffragist Playbook with Lucinda Robb and Rebecca Boggs Roberts

Do you have a cause you’re passionate about? Take a few tips from the suffragists, who led one of the largest and longest movements in American history. Alex Greenwood welcomes authors Rebecca Roberts, daughter of the legendary Cokie Roberts, and Lucinda Robb, granddaughter of Lady Bird Johnson to the show to discuss their new book, THE SUFFRAGIST PLAYBOOK: YOUR GUIDE TO CHANGING THE WORLD(Candlewick Press)...


 2020-12-10  51m

episode 11: Novelist Burt Weissbourd on Writing, Fred Astaire, and Seattle

It is such a treat to interview top-selling authors here on Mysterious Goings On—what’s even better is when they come back! Novelist and former Hollywood film producer Burt Weissbourd returns to talk with Alex about his new Corey Logan thriller trilogy, writing during a pandemic, and even throws in a few stories about Fred Astaire, and the Seattle restaurant scene.

Listen to our first interview with Burt here...


 2020-12-03  46m

episode 11: A Slice of Melancholia, a Bowl of Hope, and Piping Hot Satire

This Thanksgiving, Alex serves up a feast with a slice of good-natured melancholia, a steaming bowl of hope, and piping hot buttered satire for dessert.

Our special guest is EuroSatan. Follow him on Twitter: @EuroSatan.

Wild Geese by Mary Oliver

So Penseroso by Ogden Nash

Photo by Karolina Grabowska from Pexels

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 2020-11-25  17m

episode 8: The Weight of the World with Andrew Shanahan

Andrew "Shan" Shanahan knows about the weight of the world we all feel and he's written a cracking good book about it.

His first novel Before and Afteris the story of a 601 lb. man who is trapped inside his home as a pandemic rages outside. Shanahan has been a journalist for over two decades, writing for some of the biggest newspapers in the world. He founded an organization in 2014 called MAN v FAT which has since helped over four million men worldwide to lose weight and get healthy...


 2020-11-19  48m

episode 7: Crossing into Alaskan Adventure with Russell Heath

One thing Alex has learned knocking around the planet lo these many decades is that there are no good guys, and perhaps not as many bad guys as you might think. People are, instead, often defined by the lines people cross to achieve their aims. That’s why today we're excited to venture into the Last Frontier of Alaska, where author Russell Heath has set "Rinn’s Crossing," a high-stakes, high-octane dive into the gritty political battles that have ripped Alaska apart since statehood...


 2020-11-12  46m