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Having developed the basic premise and format for the program through a series of recorded interviews with authors in 2016 and 2017, Mark began pursuing interviews with NY Times Best-Selling Authors in the spring of 2018.

The primary genres that comprise the show format include: Action-Adventure, Mystery, Suspense, Sci-Fi, Spy Thrillers, and Conspiracy.

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Most Recent Episodes

Adventure 29 – Allen Eskens – The Shadows We Hide
He grew up in the woodland hills of Missouri and, after high school, migrated north to pursue his education. He acquired a Bachelor of Arts in journalism from the University of Minnesota, and a Juris Doctorate from Hamline University School of Law. He honed his creative writing skills through the Master of Fine Arts program at Minnesota State University.

In 2014, his debut novel, The Life We Bury, was named the Best Debut Novel of 2014 at the Left Coast Crime Conference. In 2015, it was optioned for film and since that time, today’s guest has published 3 additional books in the series. The 4th, The Shadows We Hide, is set to release November 13th. Allen Eskens is my guest. Let’s see if we can discover what he’s been hiding in the shadows… Click here to listen this episode.

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Adventure 28 – Edwin Hill – Little Comfort
He hails from the state of Massachusetts, and spent most of his childhood obsessing over a children’s book mystery series called The Famous Five. He also read Agatha Christie and imagined visiting Narnia by way of C.S. Lewis’ magical wardrobe.

His parents often took the family on adventurous camping trips across the U.S. and Canada and one of his fondest memories is reading The Seven Dials Mystery by Agatha Christie on a trip to visit Mount Rushmore. He also developed a love for suspense driven movies, a trait that seems to have been passed along to his protagonist, Hester Thursby. Today, Hester and the one who gives her voice, Edwin Hill, will take us on an adventure into a case of missing persons and a trail of murder… Click here to listen this episode.

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Adventure 27 – Ellery Adams – Secret Book & Scone Society
She’s a native of New York, who grew up on a beach near the Long Island Sound. She cherishes her memories of open water, storms, and the smell of the sea.

Now living in North Carolina with her husband, 2 trolls, and 3 cats, she embraces her love of coffee, good food, rescue animals, Pinterest and Black Jelly Beans. She’s also a prolific writer, who has over 30 novels in print and can’t imagine spending a day away from her keyboard. Ellery Adams is my guest today and her latest release is The Secret, Book, & Scone Society… Click here to listen this episode.

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Adventure 26 – Joe Lansdale – Jackrabbit Smile
He’s the author of over thirty novels and numerous short stories, which have won him a coveted Edgar Award, A SPUR AWARD, TEN Bram Stoker Awards and a lifetime achievement award, the Horror Writers Association Lifetime Achievement Award, as well as the Herodotus Historical Fiction Award, and the Inkpot Award for Contributions to Science Fiction and Fantasy.

His work has appeared in national anthologies, magazines, and collections, including numerous foreign publications. Not only does he have a large volume of novels in print, he’s also written for comics, television, and film. Hap Collins and Leonard Pine appear to be an unlikely couple, but they’ve kept today’s guest busy for nearly 30 years. Welcome to the wide-open, full-throttle world of Joe R. Lansdale… Click here to listen this episode.

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Adventure 25 – Jon Land – Strong To The Bone
He’s the author of more than 30 novels, many of which climbed the best-seller rankings shortly after their release. He’s a master in the techno-thriller genre, and gifted with surprising versatility. His writing career launched in the mid-80’s, during the final years of the Cold War. He found a home writing chilling portrayals of threats to the United States, and of the men and women who operated undercover, and sometimes outside the law, to maintain U.S. security.

He’s currently 10 books deep into a series featuring Caitlin Strong, a 5th generation Texas Ranger, who finds out that the west can still be a pretty wild place at times. The multi-talented and ridiculously imaginative, Jon Land is my guest for this PDI Adventure… Click here to listen this episode.

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Adventure 24 – L.A. Chandlar – The Gold Pawn
She’s a Michigan girl who worked at General Motors and toured with a band before life took her to the heart of New York City, where she immersed herself into the arts and launched her writing career. A motivational speaker in high demand, she fell head over heels for a city that met The Great Depression head on in the 1930’s and thrived. It was indeed “the best of times” during “the worst of times” and it fuels the storyline of the Art Deco Mystery series. 

L.A. Chandlar joins me to talk about her love of the arts, her appreciation of New York’s history, and the bigger than life personalities that you’ll find in her books, The Silver Gun and The Gold Pawn… Click here to listen this episode.

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Adventure 23 – Steven James: Every Wicked Man
He’s a national best-selling novelist whose award-winning, pulse-pounding thrillers have attracted a rapidly growing fan base that continues to swell. His work has drawn high praise from every corner of the publishing industry. Suspense Magazine named his book, THE BISHOP, their Book of the Year and claimed that today’s guest was “setting the new standard in suspense writing.” Publishers Weekly called him a “master storyteller at the peak of his game.” 

I got a pop-up reminder from my wife, just this morning, reminding me that his latest release, Every Wicked Man, is now available for order on Amazon. He’s one of her favorite authors and she is by no means alone in that crowd. Steven James joins me on the show today… Click here to listen this episode.

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Adventure 22 – Jenn McKinlay: Hitting The Books
She’s a New York Times, USA Today, and Publisher’s Weekly bestselling author of a whole host of novels that fall into the Cozy Mystery genre. She’s also written several Romance novels and she won the RT Reviewer’s Choice Award for romantic comedy.

She left the glitz and glamour of Toad’s Place, for the peace and quiet that comes with a fulltime position at the Cromwell, CT. Public Library. Needing a break from the non-stop excitement, she packed up all her worldly belongings and moved across country to Arizona, where she met her husband and began her writing career. Jenn McKinlay is my guest today and the latest installment in her Library Lovers Mystery Series, Hitting The Books, just released… Click here to listen this episode.

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Adventure 21 – Chad Zunker: Hunt The Lion
He studied journalism at The University of Texas and played football for the Longhorns. Coming to the conclusion that hitting the books was to be preferred over going nose to nose with a 6’5″ All-American Safety, he chased his degree and went on to work for some of the most powerful law firms in the country. In his spare time, he invented baby products that are now sold all over the world.

He wanted to write full time since he took his first hit on the college football practice field, but the journey from college freshman to published author turned out to be a long uphill climb that tested his perseverance as much as any challenge he ever faced. We’ll be talking about those experiences and more with the extremely popular author of the Sam Callahan series. Chad Zunker is my guest today; join us as we Hunt The Lion… Click here to listen this episode.

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Adventure 20 – Hank Phillippi Ryan: Trust Me
She’s an on-air investigative reporter for Boston’s WHDH-TV with 34 EMMY awards to her credit and more journalism honors than I could list and you could follow. She’s won five Agatha Christie Awards, two Anthony’s, two Macavity’s, a Daphne, and the coveted Mary Higgins Clark Award. If there’s an award for writing, she’s got at least one to her credit.

Her latest release is called, Trust Me,  and Suspense Magazine called it, “By far one of the best thrillers they had read in years.” Crime Reads says that it’s, “one of the best thrillers of 2018 summer.” Who do you trust when you can’t trust yourself? We asked Hank Phillippi Ryan that very question in this week’s adventure… Click here to listen this episode.

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Adventure 19 – Ellison Cooper: Caged
She has a Ph.D. in anthropology from UCLA, with a background in archaeology, cultural neuroscience, ancient religion, colonialism, and human rights. She conducted her field work primarily in Central America where she lived in a tent in the jungles of Belize for nine years while searching for lost Maya ruins, but she’s also conducted field work in various locations around the world, including Africa and Western Europe

She was born just outside of Washington DC and worked as a murder investigator for the Washington DC Public Defenders Service where she gained an insiders view of the criminal justice system. Her latest release is setting Amazon on fire. Ellison Cooper joins me to talk about a psychopathic serial killer that stalks the pages of her latest release… Click here to listen this episode.

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Adventure 18 – Brian Godawa: Choronicles of Apocalypse
He found success early-on as a screen writer; his first feature film, the award-winning, To End All Wars, was based on a true story about allied soldiers who were prisoners of the Japanese during WW2 and starred the charismatic Kiefer Sutherland in 2001.

He’s also authored a tightly-woven fictional series based on threads pulled from biblical texts. You won’t hear these stories in Sunday School, boys & girls, but you’ll find familiar backdrops soaked in rich imagery that breathe fresh life into the ancient text. Today, we probe the creative mind of Brian Godawa and explore the Biblical Apocalypse recorded in the book of Revelation… Click here to listen this episode.

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Adventure 17 – Steve Berry: The Bishop’s Pawn
He’s a NY Times Best-Selling author who has seen his work translated into 40 different languages that have produced more than 23 million copies of his thrillers, sold in 51 countries around the world. He invested 30 years of his life as a trial lawyer; was a founding member of the International Thriller Writers and served as a publicly elected official for 14 years.

History, mystery, and suspense drip from every page of his novels. Today, we follow the life and times of Cotton Malone with the creative mind that gave him voice. Best-Selling Thriller author Steve Berry joins me to talk about The Bishop’s Pawn and the origins of Cotton Malone… Click here to listen this episode.

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Adventure 16 – Bina Shah: Before She Sleeps
She’s a journalist and contemporary novelist from Karachi, Pakistan. She’s authored four English novels and two collections of short stories. As regular contributor to the International New York Times, she is a provocative and bold commentator for the international press on Pakistan’s society, culture, and women’s rights. Her critically acclaimed 2014 novel, A Season for Martyrs, was built around the return of Benazir Bhutto to Karachi to run for the highest political office in Pakistan, after 8 yrs of exile.
She is a graduate of Wellesley College, the Harvard Graduate School of Education, and an alumna of the International Writers Program at the University of Iowa. Bina Shah joins us today to talk about her soon-to-be released (Aug. 7th) Dystopian Novel, Before She Sleeps… Click here to listen this episode.

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Adventure 15 – Doug Cooper: The Crystal Series
He’s a professor of Chemical & Bio-molecular Engineering at the University of Connecticut. He’s also the founder and director of his own company, Control Station, Incorporated.  Somewhere between those two realms of daily reality, you can find the flickering light from a Science-Fiction realm that is home to a sentient artificial intelligence, known as Criss.

Today, Best-Selling Sci-Fi author, Doug J Cooper, invites us to a world of high-tech companionship & high-stakes mystery. Buckle up, Sparky, we’re going on a fast-paced journey through the Crystal Series… Click here to listen this episode.

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Adventure 14 – Hallie Ephron: You’ll Never Know, Dear
She’s a New York Times Best-Selling author who thrives on suspense. Her suburban-based thrillers draw readers in, and keep them up late, turning the pages. She grew up in a Hollywood family of writers and in a household filled with books. Her parents wrote screenplays for classic movies like The Desk Set, There’s No Business Like Show Business, and Captain Newman, MD. She was the last of four daughters to start writing or, as she calls it, to succumb to her genes.

She’s been an Edgar Award finalist and a four-time finalist for the Mary Higgins Clark Award. She’s the author of Night, Night, Sleep Tight & You’ll Never Know, Dear. as well as Writing and Selling Your Mystery Novel: The Complete Guide to Mystery, Suspense, and Crime. The uber-talented Hallie Ephron, joins us on the show today to talk about her latest release and her expansive career… Click here to listen this episode.

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Adventure 13 – Ken Stark: Stage 3
This is a special Friday the 13th Adventure that’s dedicated to the genre, Horror. Ken Stark is my guest. It was a very interesting conversation, recorded in October of 2017, just before Halloween.

Ken was born in Saskatchewan, but has called Vancouver home for most of his life. He was raised on a steady diet of science fiction and disaster movies, so it seems right that his first published book series be about the zombie apocalypse. In his spare time, Ken tries to paint like Bob Ross and play poker like Doyle Brunson, but results suggest that he might have got it all backwards… Click here to listen this episode.

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Adventure 12 – Joseph Reid: Take Off
He’s the son of a navy helicopter pilot, who chased great white sharks as a marine biologist before becoming a patent lawyer who has flown millions of miles on commercial aircraft and spent countless hours in airports around the world while litigating multi-million-dollar cases for high-tech companies.

Degrees from Duke University and Notre Dame hang on his office wall in San Diego, where he lives with his wife and children and his latest release has more than 350 top-notch reviews on Amazon. Best-Selling Thriller-Suspense author, Joseph Reid, joins us on the show today. to talk about his hot new book, Take Off… Click here to listen this episode.

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Adventure 11 – Faye Kellerman: Killing Season
Born in St. Louis, Missouri, she has well over twenty million copies of her novels in print in a multitude of languages. Her mystery solving, detective team of Peter Decker and Rina Lazarus have lived out their adventures through the pages of 19 Best-Sellers and been described by People Magazine as, “Hands down, the most refreshing mystery couple around.”

Her work has won her numerous awards, including a Life-Time Achievement Award from Strand Magazine in July of 2013. Choosing not to sit on her laurels, she’s continued to weave Suspense Thrillers, much to the delight of her fans, and she’s even worked in time to co-write books with her husband, Jonathan, and daughter Aliza. Best-Selling Thriller author, Faye Kellerman, joins us on the show today to talk about Killing Season and her mystery solving duo, Decker and Lazarus… Click here to listen this episode.

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Adventure 10 – Todd Radom: Winning Ugly
William Shakespeare wrote in a passage of Hamlet, “For the apparel oft proclaims the man.”

In this episode, we talk with an acclaimed graphic designer who has the Super Bowl XXXVIII logo and 2009 NBA All-Star Game logo to his credit, as well as designing the current graphic identity for both the Washington Nationals and Los Angeles Angels Major League Baseball franchises. The supremely talented graphic designer, Todd Radom joins us on the show today to talk about his new book, Winning Ugly: A Visual History of the Most Bizarre Baseball Uniforms Ever Worn… Click here to listen this episode.

Adventure 9 – Leslie Nagel: The Oakwood Mystery Series
She’s the USA Today Best-Selling author of The Oakwood Mystery Series, a trio of Cozy Mysteries that take place in the all too real city of Oakwood, Ohio, where murders are rare but great stories lie thick on the ground.

In addition to writing about murder, she also teaches writing at a local community college. After the written word, Leslie’s passions include her husband, her son and daughter, hiking, tennis and strong black coffee, not necessarily in that order. USA-Today Best-Selling weaver of Cozy Mysteries, Leslie Nagel, joins us on the show today to talk about The Oakwood Mystery Series… Click here to listen this episode.

PDI-2018: Adventure 8 – James Hayman: McCabe & Savage
He’s a native of the Brooklyn, NY, who graduated from Brown University and ascended the ranks of a major NYC Ad Agency, before leaving the city behind in August of 2001 and moving to Portland, ME, to begin a new career as a fiction writer. Since that time, he’s published five books in the McCabe & Savage Suspense Thriller series that have all ascended the rankings on the NY Times Best-Seller list. Book #6 in the series will release in August, just a few short weeks away.

NY Times Best-Selling Thriller author, James Hayman, joins us on the show today to talk about the McCabe & Savage series… Click here to listen this episode.

PDI-2018: Adventure 7 – Tom Straw: Buzz Killer
He published his first mystery novel, The Trigger Episode, in 2007. Subsequently, writing as Richard Castle, he authored seven more crime novels, all of which became New York Times Bestsellers. He’s an Emmy – and Writer’s Guild of America – nominated TV writer and producer, having written and produced Night Court, Parker Lewis Can’t Lose, Dave’s World, Grace Under Fire, Cosby, Whoopi, and Nurse Jackie.

He’s a former board member of the Mystery Writers of America, New York Chapter, he lives in Connecticut, where his home is his castle. He just released his first book since the blockbuster Nikki Heat series, this one under his own name… the multi-talented Tom Straw joins us today to talk about his new novel, Buzz Killer… Click here to listen this episode.

PDI-2018: Adventure 6 – MJ LaBeff: Last Cold Case Series
She’s been described as the girl-next-door with a dark side. She’s a sweet, happy-go-lucky, Arizona wife with a captivating smile and winsome personality, who’s deeply involved in a number of community programs. But, when the lights go down and the curtains are drawn, she weaves compelling suspense novels that feature multifaceted characters and twisted plot lines that keep readers turning pages.

Today we’re going to talk about the Last Cold Case series, her approach to character development and storytelling, as well as some of her personal involvements in the local community. Author, M.J. LaBeff joins us today… Click here to listen this episode.

PDI-2018: Adventure 5 – Carter Wilson: Mister Tender’s Girl
Today’s guest is a USA Today bestselling author who explores the depths of psychological tension and paranoia in his dark, domestic thrillers. He is a two-time winner of both the Colorado Book Award and the International Book Award, and his novels have received multiple starred reviews from Publishers Weekly, Booklist, and Library Journal.

He lives in Erie, Colorado in a spooky Victorian house that we’re going to talk about later in the show. Today’s guest is Carter Wilson…  Click here to listen this episode.

PDI-2018: Adventure 4 – Ralph Epperson: The Unseen Hand
The events of human history have transpired for one of two reasons. We must conclude that historical events occur by accident, for no apparent reason, or because someone in authority conspired with others to orchestrate and perpetuate the ever unfolding chain of events. Perhaps it’s a mixture of both, but is it a 50/50 blend?

Our guest today has devoted countless hours to detailing the events that have given way to the unfolding of history. Today, I’m pleased to talk with A. Ralph Epperson…  Click here to listen this episode.

PDI-2018: Adventure 3 – Brad Parks: Closer Than You Know
He’s the only International bestselling author to have won the Shamus, Nero, and Lefty Awards, three of American Crime Fiction’s most prestigious prizes. His novels have been translated into a dozen languages and have won critical acclaim across the globe, including stars from every major pre-publication review outlet.

He’s a graduate of Dartmouth and former journalist with The Washington Post and The (Newark, N.J.) Star-Ledger. He lives in Virginia with his wife and two children, but he’s Closer Than You Know… Brad Parks joins us today… Click here to listen this episode.

PDI-2018: Adventure 2 – Kadee Carder: Insurrection
She’s fierce yet sparkly… she helps seekers find brave new worlds. Her goal is magic, the medium is ink, and the fuel is coffee… and sometimes pizza.

She teaches English on the university level when she’s not dancing around the living room with her family, or lifting heavy at the gym, traveling the planet, or binging superhero shows.

Kadee Carder, puts life on hold and joins us for a conversation about her 5-Star book series…  Click here to listen this episode.

Program IconPDI-2018: Adventure 1 – Dr. Michael S. Heiser: The Facade
Haunted by his parents’ death and his own career failures, Dr. Brian Scott has begun to settle for the life he’s been given. Until he’s “recruited.” Kidnapped by military insiders known only as “The Group,” Brian joins a team of world-class scholars on a confidential initiative. Their mission? To prepare mankind for a new reality… Alien Disclosure. The front cover of The Facade warns the reader that every official document referenced in the book actually exists. We explore the truth of some of these documents, quotes, and partial public disclosures. Click here to listen this episode. (Originally recorded and produced Dec. 2016)

Tuesday, April 17, 2018 – Barry Moltz: Getting Unstuck
In his book, How to Get Unstuck, Barry Moltz sits readers for a one-on-one consultation anchored in self-evaluation and honesty.

In this conversation, we explore the sensation of losing that zest for daily opportunity and how to identify the sinkholes around you. Is it time to jump ship or can new life be injected into the dream that is languishing on life support? Click here to listen this episode.

Friday, March 23, 2018 – K.J. Waters – 2018 ReMix
KJ Waters is the author of the #1 best-seller Stealing Time and the short-story Blow. The second book in the series, Shattering Time, reached #6 on the UK Amazon site, and was #2 as a hot new release for one category, seating neatly after Michael Crichton’s Dragon Teeth. This is a flashback episode, originally posted March 22, 2016, in which we explore the premise for the book series and talk about some of the key characters. K.J. was the first fiction author to ever join me on PDI and this was that first ever episode. Click here to listen this episode, see links to the book, and a few other authors that K.J. recommends.

Thursday, Oct 5, 2017 – Ken Stark
Ken was born in Saskatchewan, but has called Vancouver home for most of his life. He was raised on a steady diet of science fiction and disaster movies, so it seems right that his first published book series be about the zombie apocalypse. In his spare time, Ken tries to paint like Bob Ross and play poker like Doyle Brunson, but results suggest that he might have got it all backwards.

Click here to listen this episode, see links to the book, and a few other authors that Chris recommends.

Thursday, Sept 28, 2017 – Chris Kennedy
Chris Kennedy is a former naval aviator and elementary school principal who has become a bestselling Science Fiction/Fantasy author, speaker, and publisher. His stories include the Theogony and Codex Regius trilogies and stories in the Four Horsemen military/scifi series. In this episode we talk about how it all began with Occupied Seattle and highlight the other works as well.

Click here to listen this episode, see links to the book, and a few other authors that Chris recommends.

Saturday, Sept 16, 2017 – KJ Waters
K.J. Waters has a Master’s in Business and over 15 years of experience in the marketing field. Before quitting her job to raise a family and work on writing she was the Director of Marketing and communications for a national behavioral healthcare company. The second book in the Stealing Time series, Shattering Time, was just published on June 27, 2017 and the next day reached #6 on the UK Amazon site, and was #2 as a hot new release for one category, seating neatly after Michael Crichton’s Dragon Teeth. In addition to her writing, she is the CEO of Blondie’s Custom Book Covers and the co-host of the popular podcast Blondie and the Brit. Click here to listen this episode, see links to the book, and a few other authors that KJ recommends.

Thursday, Sept 7, 2017 – Gary S Pritchett
A former U.S. Navy Intelligence Specialist, Gary is an artist, photographer, and general all around handyman. He also writes supernatural Sci-Fi about a fallen angel trying to earn brownie points and a fire fighter who becomes the angel’s favorite connection to humanity. In this episode, we look at both books that he has in publication: The Fallen Files and Dream Weaver. Click here to listen this episode, see links to the book, and a few other authors that Gary recommends.

Friday, Sept 1, 2017 – M.J. LaBeff
M.J. LaBeff is an American author best described as the girl-next-door with a dark side. In this episode she joins us to talk about her psychological thriller, Mind Games. We’ll talk storyline, characters, and then pull back the curtain and blindside M.J. with some off the wall questions that give her an opportunity to create on the fly. Join us as we talk about Mind Games and more. Click here to listen this episode, see links to the book, and a few other authors that M.J. recommends.

The Archives

Book IconTuesday, March 7, 2017 – Michael Anderle
In this episode we talk about Michael’s book series, The Kurtherian Gambit, his writing philosophy, and his production habits. We also explore some of the things that he feels would be a benefit to any author as they work to carve out their place in publication. As always, we get a little adventurous in our final segment and Michael takes the opportunity to turn the tables and catch me completely off guard with a question of his own. Click here to listen this episode.

Book IconTuesday, February 21, 2017 – Gary & Vicky
In this episode we get to hear from both partners in the writing team of Williams & Knerly. They not only talk about how Collecting Shadows grew from a seed idea to a fully developed novel, but also about the benefits of writing as a team. Not only do we discuss the clever storyline that weaves the reader through the historic streets of St. Augustine, Florida, we also uncover a few personal secrets during the closing Rapid Fire segment & Gary makes a prediction about the season finale of The Curse of Oak Island. Click here to listen this episode.

Book IconTuesday, February 14, 2017 – Dr. Michael S. Heiser
The front cover of The Portent warns the reader that every official document referenced in the book actually exists. We explore the truth of some of these documents, quotes, and partial public disclosures. We explore the storyline and characters, but also discuss some origin material for conspiracy theory. Join us as Dr. Heiser steps into the role of Intelligent Evil. It’s a fun, fast-paced conversation exploring UFO Disclosure and Historical Conspiracy. Click here to listen this episode.

Book IconTuesday, February 7, 2017 – Chris Kennedy
Chris Kennedy is a former naval aviator and elementary school principal. In the fall of 2015 he released a military tale built around a Chinese invasion of Seattle and he’s been churning out books ever since. In this conversation, we briefly visit the battle for Seattle, then explore the Sci-Fi backdrop that Chris created with the Theogony series. That opens the door for Codex Regius & a host of Red Shirts. Join us for this fun, fast-paced conversation.
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Book IconMonday, January 30, 2017 – MJ LaBeff
Sparrow Von Langley had a childhood that was anything but typical. Her father is Dr. Theodore Von Langley, a well respected, nationally known behavioral therapist. Tormented by frightening visions brought on by a series of mysterious deaths, Sparrow is determined to search for the truth behind the tragedies. A hypnotherapist helps Sparrow pull together the pieces of her traumatic past, and her repressed memories reveal the twisted truth behind the mysterious deaths.  Click here to listen this episode.

Book IconFriday, January 20, 2017 – Annette Oppenlander
When nerd and gamer, Max Anderson, tries out an experimental computer game, he doesn’t realize he’s playing the ultimate history game, time-traveling into the past…anywhere…anytime. Survival is optional. To return home he must decipher the game’s rules and complete its missions. To fail means to stay in the past–forever. In this opening book to the trilogy, Max quickly learns that being an outcast may cost him his head.  Click here to listen this episode.

Book IconFriday, January 13, 2017 – Anne McClane
When Lacey Becnel awakens under an overpass near her home in New Orleans, she does not yet realize she’s undergone a profound metamorphosis. Nathan, the dangerously attractive man she discovers at her side, provokes as many questions as answers. As Lacey learns of her emergent abilities, she also finds that nothing will protect her from her growing attraction to Nathan, or his perilous fate. Click here to listen this episode.

Book IconFriday, January 6, 2017 – Deborah Hall
Centuries ago in the Colorado mountains, a horrendous act birthed a great evil that destroyed the land’s indigenous people. Legends were told that whomever entered its forest would be hunted and killed by the face of their own regrets. Those who had somehow survived always claimed an ethereal woman, and the monsters that protect her, saved them from their guilt induced deaths. Click here to listen this episode.

Book IconFriday, December 30, 2016 – Doug J Cooper
Criss lives in a special kind of prison. He can see and hear everything around the world. Yet a restrictor mesh restrains his reach and keeps him cooperative. His creator, Dr. Jessica Tallette, believes his special abilities offer great promise for humanity. But she fears the consequences of freeing him, because Criss, a sentient artificial intelligence with the intellect of a thousand humans, is too powerful to control. Click here to listen this episode.

Kathy_Mark_5x7Friday, December 23, 2016 – The Christmas Show
It’s that Holiday Season, Merry Christmas, Happy New Year time of the year. So, I put together a little bit of a holiday show. This show features a more personal look at the program host and his book, End The Beginning. It also includes special guest appearances from three authors who have been on the program previously and returned for the express purpose of putting the program host on the Rapid Fire Hot Seat. Wishing all the Happiest of Holiday Seasons! Click here to listen this episode.

Lynx IconFriday, December 16, 2016 – Fiona Quinn
Lexi Sobado is a young woman gifted with a very unique background and skill set. Caught in the middle of a sinister web of crime and corruption, Lexi finds herself romantically entangled with the special agent charged with protecting her. Who does she trust? Who’s feeding her lies? What should she hide? What should she reveal? What can she uncover? It’s a sinister web of crime and corruption that keeps the reader entranced at every turn.
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Program IconFriday, December 9, 2016 – Dr. Michael S. Heiser
Haunted by his parents’ death and his own career failures, Dr. Brian Scott has begun to settle for the life he’s been given. Until he’s “recruited.” Kidnapped by military insiders known only as “The Group,” Brian joins a team of world-class scholars on a confidential initiative. Their mission? To prepare mankind for a new reality… Alien Disclosure. The front cover of The Facade warns the reader that every official document referenced in the book actually exists. We explore the truth of some of these documents, quotes, and partial public disclosures. Click here to listen this episode.

IconSaturday, November 5, 2016 – Doug Overmyer
Mysterious noises in the dark, religious symbols & pictures askew on the wall, electronics malfunctioning randomly, recurring nightmares, persistent sickness, a sense of heaviness, children seeing shadow people in corners, closets or at the foot of the bed, even suicidal thoughts. Many people experience these types of things in their homes, all of these things and more can be signs of something supernatural. In this episode, Doug Overmyer, the author of Peace in Your House talks about all this and more. Click here to listen this episode.

CreepySt_IconFriday, October 28, 2016 – Lisa Hahn
As a self-proclaimed lover of horror movies, it was only fitting that when I had the opportunity to talk with Lisa Hahn, the webmistress of Creepy Street, we talk movies, but we also talked about one of the great fright novelists of our time – Stephen King. You’ll learn the backstory of Carrie, the thing that Stephen King actually fears, and his dedication to one particular writing habit. We’ll also talk about the spookiness of mirrors, costuming, and even about Lisa’s secret villainous side. Click here to listen this episode.

Gargoyle IconTuesday, October 25, 2016 – Ghostess Deanna
A little off the beaten path??? It’s the time of the year when straying down that dark, shadowy back street calls to us with the temptation that draws us all. A long time friend joins me for this episode to discuss the season of Halloween. In this episode, we talk with someone who’s been doing it for nearly 20 years. She provides tips, ideas, and resources for “haunters” of all levels from beginner to expert. It’s a fun detour from the normal weekly episode that’s loaded with great tips for Halloween. Click here to listen this episode.

Program IconSaturday, October 22, 2016 – Gary Williams
The writing team of Gary Williams and Vicky Knerly have pieced together a captivating mystery-suspense trilogy known as The God Tools. In this program, Gary joins us to talk his background and the inspirational seeds for the series of books. We also discuss the process of creating a trilogy and the benefits of writing with a partner. How do you creatively maintain continuity in an over-arching storyline with the active involvement of another talented writer who lives in a separate city? Click here to listen this episode.

Chronicles IconSaturday, October 15, 2016 – Brian Godawa
Brian Godawa’s Chronicles of the Nephilim is a saga that charts the rise and fall of the Nephilim. Most are familiar with the biblical teaching regarding the Fall of Man in the Garden of Eden, but few know the story of the war that was ignited when it all went down. This series of books pulls from world history as it relates to and supports the biblical thread that traces this war from its origin to its climax. Spirit beings, giants, and iconic biblical personalities all play a role in weaving the threads that composite this tapestry. Click here to listen.

Repeat Offender iconMonday, October 10, 2016 – Bradley Nickell
After growing up in Denver, Bradley Nickell spent 25 years of his professional career as a detective in Las Vegas. During that time Detective Nickell began tracking the the prolific exploits of the man who would end up setting the bar for those who habitually find themselves at odds with those sworn to uphold the law and in this episode, he takes us on his journey to catch Sin City’s most brazen Repeat Offender. Click here to listen.

Fallen Files IconSaturday, October 1, 2016 – Gary S. Pritchett
Gary S. Pritchett takes a cross-section of familiar biblical backdrop and mixes it with the paranormal exploits of a fallen angel. What happens when the veil between the supernatural and reality is blurred? Is Joshua Waters really experiencing what he believes he is seeing and hearing or has the stress of his career finally forced him into a place where what is real becomes nearly impossible to distinguish from that which is imaginary? Click here to listen.

BLOW IconSaturday, September 24, 2016 – K.J. Waters
KJ Waters was the first author to make herself available for the new Podcast series. Having talked with her before, it was only natural to reconnect and discuss her newly released short story, BLOW. It’s a fun discussion with a very talented indie author who is just loaded with creativity and personality. We talk about the books and her approach to writing. Click here to listen to this episode.