HumorOutcasts Interview with Author Dave Jaffe “Sleeping Between Giants”

Dave Jaffe

Our guest on this episode of the podcast is Dave Jaffe. During this interview Dave talks about his style of humor, his love of dogs, and offers up some writing tips for aspiring writers.

Dave Jaffe is a writer, columnist, former Chicago reporter, and humorist who has written for online media, print, television, and radio. Dave’s work has appeared in an assortment of outlets, including HumorOutcasts, HuffPost, National Public Radio, and The National Lampoon.

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During this discussion we also talk about Dave’s book, Sleeping between Giants, Book I: Budleigh, the Early Year. The book was the Indies Today 2019 Best Humor Book Award winner; a 2020 International Book Awards finalist in both the Humor and Animals/Pets categories; an Independent Author Network 2020 Book of the Year finalist in Humor/Comedy/Satire; and an American Book Fest 2020 Best Book Awards finalist for Humor.

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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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HumorOutcasts Interview with Linda D’Ae-Smith “Standing Against the Rage”

Linda D’Ae-Smith is the author of, “Standing Against the Rage,”
based on the true story of Mildred Flatau’s miraculous escape from domestic violence.

Based on newspaper accounts and historical records along with Mildred’s own diary, author Linda D’Ae-Smith tells Mildred’s story of survival from a horrific day of violence that occurred on March 17, 1933 and how Mildred’s faith was pivotal in her perseverance.

During this podcast episode Linda discusses the writing of Mildred’s story and other aspects of domestic violence.

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Kevin Barhydt Author of “Dear Stephen Michael’s Mother: A Memoir”

Kevin Barhydt is the author of, “Dear Stephen Michael’s Mother: A Memoir.

The book is a memoir of how a young boy who was abandoned, abused, and addicted; transformed into a man with the hope, courage, and resilience to seek his biological mother.

At 45 and after many years of recovery, Kevin began a painful journey to uncover his origins and search for his mother. A quote Kevin often uses is,

“When the bird falls out of the tree, the bird is traumatized.

So is the mother.”

Kevin now leads a happy and fulfilling life. He does interviews to help fight stigmas that plague survivors of various hardships and conditions.

You can Find Kevin Barhydt on YouTube.

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Underprivileged Overachiever – A Crenshaw Story

Our guest on this podcast is Yohance Salimu who is the author of, “Underprivileged Overachiever – A Crenshaw Story.”

The book is his memoir chronicling Yohance’s journey from youth at Crenshaw Senior High School in California to his study of Geospatial Science at the United States Air Force Academy (USAFA) in Colorado Springs, Colorado.

Yohance speaks openly and candidly about his experiences and hardships on his way to success as a fighter and a survivor.

“If you can meet with Triumph and Disaster And treat those two impostors just the same… you’ll be a Man, my son!” – Joseph Rudyard Kipling

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Yohance Salimu – Underprivileged Overachiever – A Crenshaw Story

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HumorOutcasts Podcast Interview with Bill Spencer

Our guest in this interview is Bill Spencer who is the author of, “Uranus is Always Funny.”

Bill Spencer

Bill Spencer’s humor writing has been published by numerous outlets including Funny Times, Narrative Magazine, Reader’s Digest, The Sun, and HumorOutcasts.com.

Bill has also published scholarly articles on the novels of Cormac McCarthy, has written more than 140 comic skits performed at the Wildacres Writers Workshop, and has co-authored an un-produced screenplay entitled “Angel Pays a Visit.”

Bill taught English for thirty-one years, twenty-five of them at Delta State University and six at Western Carolina University. He lives in a cabin in the mountains of North Carolina with his wife, artist-poet Carolyn Elkins.

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During this interview Bill discusses his style of humor, his early influences, and offers some tips for aspiring writers.

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HumorOutcasts Interview with Bill Spencer

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Dorothy Rosby Humor Columnist and Author

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Dorothy Rosby

Our guest on this episode is Dorothy Rosby, who is the author of, “Alexa’s a Spy and Other Things to Be Ticked off About: Humorous Essays on the Hassles of Our Time.”

Dorothy Rosby is a speaker and syndicated humor columnist whose writing appears in publications across nine states and is featured nationally in Exceptional People Magazine.  During this interview we discuss humor writing during difficult times and why it is important to laugh and share those moments with others.

You can find Dorothy on Twitter @DorothyRosby and her website is DorothyRosby.com.

dorothy-rosby-cover-apr20 (2)Dorothy is also a frequent guest on the Billy Dees Podcast.

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Dorothy Rosby Humor Columnist and Author

HumorOutcasts Interview with Mary Farr “If I Could Mend Your Heart”

Marr Farr Book CropOur guest on this podcast episode is Mary Farr. Mary has been a guest before in regard to her book, If I Could Mend Your Heart” which deals with the subject of managing grief. This sorrow may be due to the loss of life but also any event or circumstance which heavily impacts our lives.

We talk about these subjects again and this time around we discuss how the techniques of managing loss and stress may relate to people who are strongly being impacted by the Covid19 crisis.

Even though these are a difficult themes, this is not a depressing discussion. Mary’s message is that often times carving out an alternative and positive path in life can be a part of how we manage stress and difficult times.

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Donna Cavanagh and Mary Farr have teamed up to offer non-profits and other organizations bulk and package rates for the book. For more information please contact Donna at Donna@HOPress-ShorehouseBooks.com. Donna also was responsible for setting up this interview for HumorOutcasts.com.

You can find more information about Mary Farr and her books on her blog Desire to Inspire.

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HumorOutcasts Interview with Mary Farr – If I Could Mend Your Heart

HumorOutcasts Interview – Patricia H. McLoud author of “The Green Goddess of Gardening”

Pat McLoud CoverOn this episode we talk with Patricia H. McLoud who is the author of “The Green Goddess of Gardening.”

This interview was done with our partners at HumorOutcasts.com.

This book describes exactly how and what to do to develop gardens and then care for them. It is a concise resource regarding the most important steps to achieve a beautiful garden in easy to understand terms. The book teaches the reader how and when to water, fertilize, prevent bugs, prune, and many other topics of interest to the aspiring gardener.

The book is written in dark print, good sized lettering, and is easy to read and understand. During our interview Pat addresses topics such as how the book is different from other gardening books and the proper containers for container gardening.

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HumorOutcasts Interview with Patricia H McLoud “The Green Goddess of Gardening.”