HumorOutcasts Podcast Interview with Deborah Fezelle – What’s Past is Prologue

What’s Past is Prologue

Content Warning: This episode contains discussion that some survivors may find triggering. It also contains spoilers regarding the content of the book.

On this episode we have Deborah Fezelle, who is the author of, “What’s Past is Prologue.” Deborah is a frequent guest of the podcast and a familiar author to many readers. She has an incredible resume in the arts and is a graduate of Juilliard. Deborah has worked as an actress, a director and coach, and as a writer. This book is the latest installment of the Nick McDeare Series.

Deborah Fezelle

This book, because of its subject-matter, was written to be more of a stand-alone piece than the other McDeare installments. Deborah describes this book as a personal “triumph” because she had to work through her own history of trauma to carry the reader on a similar journey with the characters.

It is a very sincere and heartfelt discussion, however, as the trigger warning indicates; it contains mature subject matter.

This podcast was produced in conjunction with HumorOutcasts.com, HOPress-Shorehouse Books, and other HO brands and publishing divisions.

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You can follow Deborah Fezelle on Twitter @mcdeare and Billy Dees @BillyDees.  

Keloid Awareness with Advocate Sarah Dawn

On this episode we have Sarah Dawn, who is an advocate for keloid scarring awareness.

Sarah is very active on TikTok and believes her world doesn’t evolve around her scars, but rather her scars revolve around her world.

Sarah shares how having keloid scars has impacted her life and how she became determined to change the prevailing attitude about scars as things that are ugly and should be hidden.  

We also talk about what keloids are, and some of the ways they can impact health and wellness.

We also discuss the topic of stigma around scars. Scars are often associated with the villain of the story, not the hero. In other cases, scars can be associated with the unhealed or the unholy.

March is National Keloid Awareness Month.

You can find Sarah Dawn on TikTok @SarahDawnOfficial

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Emme Fox – Advocate of Love, Sexuality, and Intimacy

Emme Fox

Our guest on this episode of the Billy Dees Podcast is, Emme Fox. She pronounces her name, “M” and is an advocate of love, sexuality, and intimacy.

During this interview we cover such subjects as body and sexual awareness, the molds and constructs that society often places on us, and why some people choose to send unsolicited and explicit pictures of private body parts.

This episode does contain frank discussions of human sexuality and behavior, however, the subject matter is covered in a serious and heartfelt manner in regard to human behavior and relationships.

You can follow Emme on Twitter @emme_fox.

The complete podcast is available on your favorite podcast platform. For your convenience the episode is available below. The webcam version is also available at the very bottom of this post on YouTube.

Fantasy Author Kat Satava & Romance Author Kristy Mickelsen

Kat Satava and Kristy Mickelsen

Fantasy Author Kat Satava & Romance Author Kristy Mickelsen have been friends since grade school. Now as adults they are supporting each other’s careers and goals by taking their new releases on a book tour to connect with people and gain new fans.

Together they have a mission to use their love of storytelling, as well as their own life experiences to bring joy to others as well as awareness for the causes they care so deeply about. 

Kristy became an advocate for cancer and autism awareness when her children were diagnosed with classical autism and her father passed away from renal cell carcinoma. 

Kat is an advocate for cultural diversity and inclusion as well as using writing in therapeutic ways.  

These two wonderful women have a lot of love and compassion for not only writing, but for people from all walks of life.  You can find their books on Amazon.com and other online retailers.

Kristy Mickelsen

Kristy Mickelsen Website

Kat Satava Website

Kristy Mickelsen Author and Advocate for Cancer Awareness

This episode is an interview with Kristy Mickelsen, a 43-year-old wife and mother, whose passions include her two autistic children, reading, and writing.

Kristy Mickelsen

Kristy is the author of the book, “A Christmas to Remember.”

Kristy wrote this book based on the real emotions her mother faced when her father passed away from Stage Four Renal Cell Carcinoma. Kristy’s goal with writing this book was not only to present a Christmas love story, but to bring forth cancer awareness about renal cell carcinoma as well as another form of cancer called inflammatory breast cancer.

A Christmas to Remember not only talks about what a cancer patient goes through but also the feelings that a spouse goes through after the loss of a loved one.

You can find Kristy’s website here KristyMickelsen.com. Kristy is also on Twitter @KristyBooks.

You can find the Billy Dees Podcast on most major podcasting platforms. For your convenience the episode is playable below via Spotify. There is also a webcam version available on YouTube.

Food, Exercise, and Their Impact on Wellness with Guest Lenora on Twitter Spaces

Billy Dees and Lenora Colarusso

Twitter Spaces is an audio medium allowing for a configuration of hosts, speakers, and listeners. This Space was hosted Thursday January 6, 2022, at 2:00pm EST.

If you are familiar with the app “Clubhouse,” you are likely to recognize Twitter Spaces which is very similar. Spotify, LinkedIn, and any number of other social media platforms are also exploring what is being termed as “social audio.”

Currently, the only way to take part in a Twitter Space is via the Twitter smartphone app. If you already have Twitter on your phone you can utilize Twitter Spaces.

Spaces is an audio only platform.

In my opinion, for podcasts and as a production tool, the guests sound a bit “phoned-in” on Spaces but otherwise is acceptable. I am not sure how much I will be using Spaces for podcast episodes, but it has potential as a break-through medium. Real-time and trending topics are built into the fabric of Twitter which gives the platform a head-start in the social audio spectrum.

Our guest for this episode was Lenora Colarusso, who has been on the podcast numerous times. The first part of the episode covers Lenora and her journey of recovery and well-being. It is followed by snippets from a Question-and-Answer period that followed on the Space. Guests take part from all over the world, which is one of the great things about the Twitter Spaces format.

Writing Humor with Lee Gaitan and Dave Jaffe

What happens when you get two accomplished humor writers together to talk about their methods? The result is a lively and informative discussion about the art of humor writing.

Lee Gaitan and Dave Jaffe are together sharing some of their writing strategies and trade secrets. Does all humor come from pain? How do you select topics? How do you create humor during troubled times?

Listen to this episode to find out!

Lee Gaitan is a multi-award-winning author of three books. Her work has been featured on The Huffington Post, Yahoo News, Erma Bombeck Humor Writers’ Workshop, The Good Men Project, Mothers Always Write and Bella Grace. Her most recent release, “My Pineapples Went to Houston,” (2021) was just named a Maincrest Media Award winner.

Dave Jaffe is a humorist, writer, columnist, and a former Chicago reporter who has written for online media, print, television, and radio. His work has appeared in a wide range of outlets, from HumorOutcasts and HuffPost to National Public Radio and The National Lampoon. Dave’s book is, “Sleeping Between Giants: Life, If You Could Call It That, With A Terrier.”

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HumorOutcasts Interview with Deborah Fezelle Author of “Discretion”

On this podcast episode, we are talking to Deborah Fezelle who released her fourth installment of the Nick McDeare suspense book series, “Discretion.” The previous installments have been, “Full Circle,” “The Evil That Men Do” and “A Walking Shadow.”

During the interview, Deborah Fezelle talks about her early days, her love of the theater, and how being an actress influences her writing for the characters.

Deborah Fezelle

I very much enjoyed hearing about this side of the creative process.

Deborah also happens to be from my hometown which was pretty cool for me as an interviewer.

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“Tour Book” Author Rachel Pfennig Hales

Rachel Pfennig Hales

On this podcast episode we are talking with Rachel Pfennig Hales about her first full length publication “Tour Book,” which came out just this past April.

The book talks about what happens behind the scenes of your favorite concert tours. Every trick, costume or scene change, and the sound and lighting; require the preparation and skill of a dedicated support staff.

After it is done, it is time to move on to the next venue and do it again.

Tour Book

The book contains true stories from the rock and roll roadies who have helped create the world’s biggest concert tours.

Rachel Pfennig Hales has a Bachelor of Arts from DePauw University, a Master of Arts in English Studies from National University, and a Master of Fine Arts in Creative Nonfiction from Goucher College.

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“50 Ways to Worry Less Now” with Gigi Langer

On this episode of the podcast we are talking with Gigi Langer, PhD who is the author of the book, “50 Ways to Worry Less Now” which presents practical spiritual, cognitive, and energy strategies; to gain peace, clarity, and wisdom, no matter what is going on in our lives.

During this interview and in her book, Gigi shares her personal journey of alcohol along with struggles with worry, negativity, perfectionism, and chronic pain.

Gigi Langer, PhD

The book is available online or for discounts and information about obtaining a signed copy visit GigiLanger.com/buy.

For Gigi’s blog, courses, and study groups, check out GigiLanger.com.

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