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.

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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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HumorOutcasts Interview with Lee Gaitan Author of “My Pineapples Went to Houston”

My Pineapples Went to Houston: Finding the Humor in My Dashed Hopes, Broken Dreams and Plans Gone Outrageously Awry 

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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.

Lee Gaitan

The story that resonates in My Pineapples Went to Houston, is Lee Gaitan’s personal and powerful tale of surviving a decade of relentless chaos and loss, or what she refers to as, “shock and awfulness.” Told with a batch of honesty and humor, My Pineapples Went to Houston both inspires and entertains readers along with offering hope and encouragement to those struggling with their own “plans gone outrageously awry.”

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Ken Stark, Award-Winning Horror Writer, Talks About What Makes a Good Scary Story

Ken Stark

Our guest on this episode is award-winning horror writer, Ken Stark.

According to Ken’s Twitter bio he is a questionable painter, unapologetic nerd, and committed beer enthusiast.

During this episode Ken shares many of his insights into writing, the importance of relatable characters, and what makes a good scary story.

Ken Stark’s books are available on Amazon including, “Arcadia Falls.”

You can find more about Ken Stark on his website and on Twitter.

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Samuel Moore-Sobel “Can You See My Scars?”

Samuel Moore-Sobel

Billy’s guest on this podcast episode is Samuel Moore-Sobel, an author, speaker, and columnist. His debut memoir, “Can You See My Scars?” is the story of a harrowing encounter with sulfuric acid, trauma, and severe burns.

Samuel writes about his experience as a burn and trauma survivor. Samuel has a degree in government and international politics and currently lives with his wife in Northern Virginia.

You can find Samuel’s website here www.samuelmoore-sobel.com and his Twitter account here @smoore_sobel.

This episode may contain triggers for survivors.

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Erika Port and her Advocacy for Survivors of Abuse

Erika Port

Our guest on this episode is Erika Port who is a businesswoman from the Cleveland area. She is also an advocate for abuse survivors especially in regard as to why many of them do not realize that they have been abused until years later. Erika is also somewhat unique in her study regarding this subject because she has also interviewed sex offenders since 2015. Erika has heard sex offenders share how they became sex offenders.

Erika also describes her journey as a survivor along with how her path to recovery began. She also details insights into the cycle of abuse, such as why the abused individuals will often stay in bad situations and what some red flags may be to signal that path.

Erika can be found numerous places online. She is @EgalityMatters on Twitter and erika.with.ak on TikTok. Her blog is Tomorrow’s Memoir.

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The Role of Food Regarding Well Being with Lenora

Lenora

On this episode we are discussing the role of food regarding our well-being with Lenora Colarusso.

Lenora is a frequent guest on the podcast and you can find her on TikTok @itsanewdawn4you. Lenora is passionate about the role of eating properly as part of an overall strategy for personal wellness, which she also discusses on this episode.

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HumorOutcasts Interview with Deborah Fezelle Author of “Full Circle”

On this episode, we are talking to Canton, Oh native and Juilliard alumni, Deborah Fezelle who recently released her new book, “Full Circle.” This is her third installment of the Nick McDeare suspense book series; the previous books being, “The Evil That Men Do” and “A Walking Shadow.”

During this discussion Deborah talks about her childhood, her career as an artistic creative, and her writing style.

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Talking Generation “X” with Julie from TikTok and Billy Dees

Julie Anderson

This podcast episode is an interview with Julie Anderson who many people know from her large following on TikTok. Julie is an advocate for Generation “X” and the vibe that goes along with it.

Julie champions kindness and positivity in all of her content. During this discussion we cover topics such as Generation X, TikTok, and certain aspects of social media in general.

You can find Julie on TikTok @julieanderson426

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Talking Generation “X” with Julie from TikTok and Billy Dees

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