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.
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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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.
For your convenience you can listen to the interview at the bottom of this post. You can also find it under the Billy Dees Podcast on Apple Podcasts, Spotify, and most other major podcast platforms.
On this HumorOutcast interview is Wil 3 who is the author of, “Heartly Law?”
During this interview Wil 3 covers how aspects of his own life fold into his stories, his writing techniques, and how little moments can be character inspirations.
(Synopsis) A congregation is packed into a church and witnesses a would-be assassin shoot Nicholas Rossi, a young man believed to be responsible for numerous miracles. After the shot rang out, Father Thomas O’Toole stood on the altar with a .38 Special still smoking and his intended victim, Nicholas Rossi, was gone. Ari Meyer, Esquire, a 15-year veteran of the Public Defender’s Office, is assigned to represent Father O’Toole at trial for attempted homicide.
The case becomes oddly personal to Meyer and puts his personal life into a downward spiral down along with his law practice.
“Heartly Law?,” the sequel to “Heartly God?,” follows Ari Meyer as he attempts to convince a jury that a single isolated event should not outweigh an entire life dedicated to service and kindness for others.
For your convenience the interview is available below at the bottom of this post. Just hit play. The podcast episode is also available on most of the major podcasting platforms including Apple Podcasts, iHeartRadio, Spotify, and many others under the Billy Dees Podcast.
The episode is titled on these services as: HumorOutcasts Interview with Wil 3
Brian has an extensive resume including being an Emmy Award winning writer for the Conan O’Brien Show. During this episode we talked a little bit about his work with Conan as well as some of his tricks of the trade regarding his writing process.
As we also discussed during this interview “Maybe Kevin” is somewhat of a hard book to categorize into a neat little genre. The book simultaneously manages several story-lines and time periods. Brian and I share a fondness for the WWII era and we talk about several reasons as to why that is as our discussion about the book moves along.
In general, most good stories are ones of relationships and “Maybe Kevin” is no exception. To learn more about the writing of this book I would give our podcast a listen and hear it from Brian Kiley himself.
For your convenience the interview is available below at the bottom of this post. Just hit play. The podcast episode is also available on most of the major podcasting platforms including Apple Podcasts, iHeartRadio, Spotify, and on your favorite Alexadevice under the “Billy Dees Podcast.”
The episode is titled on these services as:
HumorOutcasts Interview with Brian Kiley “Maybe Kevin”
“Animal Dances” is a World War I historical fiction novel which combines extensive research of WWI along with eyewitness accounts documented in letters to form a backdrop for the fictionalized story of, “Harry.” The story follows Harry as he is caught up in the events of conflict while he longs for his former more carefree time back at home dancing to the ragtime beat of the Animal Dances. His journey through his wartime involvement will present a set of experiences that will impact him for a lifetime.
The story of the writing of this book is an interesting one by itself. While settling the estate of his Aunt Emily, Jim stumbled across a series of letters that documented several years of correspondence between Emily and her brother who was a soldier fighting abroad during WWI. Jim’s initial idea was to take the events described in the letters and to somehow synchronize them into the historical events of WWI.
However, finding an interesting angle to this process proved itself to be cumbersome. After having a lunch conversation with a friend, Jim began to develop the concept of a novel by adding a fictionalized story.
Jim has a plethora of experience and training in various fields of science including that of a researcher. He also has a great appreciation for history and the human experience. This combination alone makes him the perfect author for this type of story. However, Jim had such a dedication to the project that he felt he needed to further develop his storytelling skills in addition to his already well-practiced scientific writing. As a result, Jim enrolled himself into fiction writing classes, workshops, and other various courses.
The product of Jim’s 8 years’ worth of hard work and dedication is an excellent and well-reviewed book. I would certainly hope that you will accept our invitation to listen to our podcast to hear more about this fantastic and creative journey from Jim himself. For your convenience the interview is available below at the bottom of this post. Just hit play. The podcast episode is also available on most of the major podcasting platforms including Apple Podcasts, iHeartRadio, Spotify, and on your favorite Alexa device under the “Billy Dees Podcast.”
The episode is titled on these services as:
HumorOutcasts Interview with Jim Saunders of “Animal Dances”