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Podcasts by DiannAbroad, international solo nomad, author, travel blogger, and photographer include writing tips, travel tips, and her views of life, from savvy and thoughtful to quirky and humorous. Copyright 2020 DiannAbroad All rights reserved.

Podcasts by DiannAbroad, international solo nomad, author, travel blogger, and photographer include writing tips, travel tips, and her views of life, from savvy and thoughtful to quirky and humorous. Copyright 2020 DiannAbroad All rights reserved.

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United States

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Podcasts by DiannAbroad, international solo nomad, author, travel blogger, and photographer include writing tips, travel tips, and her views of life, from savvy and thoughtful to quirky and humorous. Copyright 2020 DiannAbroad All rights reserved.

Language:

English

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9044774134


Episodes

Frustrations and Joys: My Portugal

5/2/2022
This is my first podcast of 2022! Why? You'll just have to listen. Meanwhile, here is the supporting information. Here I am in Cascais, PT... my 40 minutes trek once a week from my apartment in Monte Estoril. Below, pics of the Men's International Tennis Tournament. The Estoril Open. That's Gasquet serving. Great day! Dinner on the ocean with Cidalia and Nelia in Cascais. Below is a photo of my last book, "Claim Denied" published last year. To get your copy, click HERE. I talk about...

Duration:00:22:37

Meditation, Madeira/Monte Estoril and My Need to Nest

12/27/2021
From her new home in Portugal and her last podcast for 2021, Diann Schindler focuses on mind improving meditation; moving from Madeira Island to Monte Estoril; and after 6 years as a solo nomad, her need to find a permanent home - where she can return after traveling. Deepak Chopra's 21 Days of Abundance meditation podcasts. Me on the northeast coast of Madeira Island. Monte Estoril, the Monte Carlo of Portugal - my new community, near Lisbon, on the Iberian Peninsula. My books:...

Duration:00:23:27

Madeira, Machico, Moby Dick and More!

8/24/2021
Diann reports on her first 2 weeks as a resident of Portugal. Starting with Madeira Island, she discusses the village of Machico and how it got its name in 1419, the filming of the 1956 "Moby Dick" movie off the shores of northeastern Madeira Island, and the challenging adjustments to living in a new culture. Madeira Island Machico Church - listen to those bells! Machico Beach: Whalers of Madeira. Museu da Baleia Streets surfaces on Madeira that Diann discussed: My first...

Duration:00:20:59

"Wives Who Kill" True Crime Story - Interview Dr. K. Walters

3/15/2021
Dr. Phyllis Kuehnl Walters, aka Dr. K Walters, s is a retired clinical/forensic psychologist from Ohio. She was in private practice for over forty years and taught psychology classes at Sinclair Community College and The University of Dayton. She is married and enjoys being a wife, mother, Yaya, great grandmother, and friend to many! She and her husband have been on 7 mission trips and are actively involved at Fairway Christian Church in The Villages, Florida. Dr. Kuehnl Walters is now...

Duration:00:37:01

Bollinger's 7th Medical Thriller: "The Healing Tree"

2/25/2021
Darryl Bollinger and his wife, June, live in western North Carolina. He has a master’s degree in health care administration from Trinity University and spent twenty-eight years working in the health care industry. He has always loved reading. As a child growing up in middle-class surroundings, books offered an escape and a chance to experience the world in ways he never thought possible. A successful businessman and entrepreneur, he finally decided to pursue his first love of writing....

Duration:00:27:04

Writer's Block and What To Do About It.

2/9/2021
Writers' block is real, and it came at me with a vengeance, cloaked in what I thought was celebratory excitement at the point I released my thriller novel manuscript to beta readers. When I mustered the courage to face the truth, paralysis was poised to take control. I had to change my thoughts, my emotions, my mind. Listen to my strategies to address a personal variety of writer’s block. My next novel, a thriller entitled "Claim Denied" is coming soon. Email me at Diann@DiannAbroad.com for...

Duration:00:21:41

2020 to 2021 Looking Forward: Goals

1/21/2021
I'm back to podcasting again after a 6-week hiatus and I'm writing goals for 2021. First, in order to look forward, I needed to look back to 2020...briefly, at least. This podcast does that: I look back and then talk about my 2021 goals with an eye to encouraging you to write your goals for 2021. I mentioned two previous podcasts for your listening pleasure: "A Writer's Life: A Setting Surprise" Thriller: "Claim Denied" A Reading Also, I developed a 2020 Goal setting worksheet. If you...

Duration:00:21:59

A Writer's Life: A Setting Surprise

11/5/2020
With my current thriller manuscript ("Claim Denied") in the hands of beta readers, I had time to think about writing another book: a sequel, a thriller set in a small town with fascinating, quirky characters. When I looked back at a community on the Eastern Shore of Virginia I visited a few times in early 2000, I came upon a startling, sweet surprise! I dug deeper! It was clear: I had to write this novel! I joined J. Thorn's 5-day challenge using his "Three Story Method", outlined the...

Duration:00:16:55

Thriller "Claim Denied": A Reading.

10/27/2020
Schindler's latest book, "Claim Denied," is an electrifying international cyber-espionage thriller. It emerged from her experiences as a higher educational consultant at an American University in Kosovo. Publication is late 2020. Blurb on the back cover: Feisty and outspoken Margot Evelyn Hart and her fiancé, the charming and wealthy activist Andrey Orlov Stephen, left Minnesota to launch a new life abroad. Their plan: he’d work for the State Department and she’d teach English. Together,...

Duration:00:17:07

Barbara Rein's "Tales from the EERie Canal" - An Interview

10/22/2020
Barbara Rein debuted her first book series in fourth grade, The Adventures of Cassandra McGillicuddy in Outer Space, complete with stick figures drawings. Admonished by her teacher for doing book reports on her own books (and didn't she have chutzpah), she put writing aside for years while stories piled up in her head. One day she opened her laptop and out they poured. She's now an award-winning and Amazon-best-selling author. She lives with her husband and dachshund, traveling with a...

Duration:00:31:31

Techno Thriller "The Crucible of Steele" by Linda M. Whitaker: An Interview

10/8/2020
Linda M. Whitaker is a retail data scientist, and a writer of science and technology thrillers. By day she plays with numbers, by night, with words. Linda started writing around 2011 when she took her first mystery class with Ellen Hart, a prolific Minneapolis author. Many years of learning and perseverance have finally led to her debut novel. Linda resides with her husband in the mountains of Western North Carolina. She loves running in the forest, gardening, cooking, and playing with her...

Duration:00:39:23

Escape into Small Town Genre: Books and Movies

10/1/2020
Readers love stories that take place in small towns. Everyone has something to hide. The characters are steeped in juicy stuff such as, pure and simple small politics, personal rivalries, hidden agendas, and petty vendettas that often have little to do the broader matters at hand - none the less, engaging drama. Setting is more intimate in a small town. The characters are in a close-knit community. When characters are “close knit” it can be dreadful for the protagonist. Remember old man...

Duration:00:22:18

Agde, France July 2017 Revisited

9/29/2020
In July 2017, I stayed in The Petite House (Airbnb) in Agde, France, a tiny village of 22,450 pop. a mile north of Cap de Agde, the seaside resort on the Mediterranean Sea. Giving this is the first week of the French Open, I thought it fitting I indulge myself and reminisce about this lovely village. I mentioned VPNBaron - great way to watch the French Open Tennis Tournament live and free. Take a few minutes to view the Agde, France Photo Gallery. I also mentioned the video I made while I...

Duration:00:08:55

Bona's Bite-Size Nuggets: Dialogue 102

9/25/2020
Bona Hayes is a writer and editor who helps authors craft and self publish their works. Her goal is to take YOUR art and make it readable the way you hear it. She works with you to engage and enthuse your readers. Podcast: Dialogue 101 bonahayes@gmail.com www.bonahayes.com Dialogue 102: Creating dialogue to avoid "monomouth." Editor Bona Hayes and Diann Schindler provide examples of dialogue illustrating word choice, cadence, pet words and phrases, and reactions to stress, shock, and...

Duration:00:34:41

From Prishtina to Chiang Mai: RERELEASE

9/19/2020
DiannAbroad, solo nomad, travel blogger, and travel photographer, captures her experiences working for the American University of Kosovo and facing a series of eye surgeries in Prishtina, the capital city of Kosovo. After a very long 6 months, she escapes to Chiang Mai, Thailand, the Land of Smiles. There, she finds the zen-like serenity preys on her mind and allows her to see how she has repressed fear of blindness. Diann goes on to illustrate how she managed to face her fears and change...

Duration:00:18:02

Bona's Bite Size Nuggets: Dialogue 101

8/27/2020
Enjoy fun and substantive discussions about writing. Bona's Bite Size Nuggets recordings are released the fourth Thursday of every month. This month's topic is DIALOGUE 101 For September 25, 2020 the topic will be DIALOGUE 102. To get a head start, check out "Your Guide to Writing Better Dialogue." NY Book Editor Bona Hayes is an editor who hears the words and cadence of written work much like a conductor hears a symphony. She has an ear for writing and combines it with her...

Duration:00:33:15

Bona's Bite Size Nuggets: Showing vs Telling

7/23/2020
Enjoy fun and substantive discussions about writing. Conversations for all levels of writers: beginners, intermediate and advanced. Bona's Bite Size Nuggets recordings are released the fourth Thursday of every month. This month's topic is SHOWING VS TELLING For August 2020 the topic will be DIALOGUE. To get a head start, check out "Your Guide to Writing Better Dialogue." NY Book Editor Bona Hayes is an editor who hears the words and cadence of written work much like a conductor hears a...

Duration:00:49:46

Bona's Bite Size Nuggets

6/25/2020
BONA'S BITE SIZE NUGGETS: Enjoy fun and substantive discussions about writing. Conversations for all levels of writers: beginners, intermediate and even advanced. Bona Hayes is an editor who hears the words and cadence of written work much like a conductor hears a symphony. She has an “ear” for writing and combines it with her professional background in business communications, to edit manuscripts for authors. She enjoys working with writers to retain their voice and style. Her goal is to...

Duration:00:19:24

Interview: Marilyn Atlas, Film Producer/Personal Manager

6/4/2020
Diann interviews Marilyn R. Atlas – Film Producer/Personal Manager, a charismatic and down -to-earth professional with great tips for character development; and creating bold, complex and memorable characters. She is a delight! Marilyn R. Atlas is a talent and literary manager, author, and award-winning producer. Among her credits as a film producer are “Real Women Have Curves” for HBO, which won the Audience Award at the Sundance Film Festival; “A Certain Desire,” starring Sam Waterston;...

Duration:00:31:15

Confessions of an Editor with Bona Hayes

5/14/2020
Author Biography-J.J. Clarke J.J. Clarke, author of the Kate Anderson mystery series, draws on extensive experience in law enforcement and a degree in psychology to craft compelling characters and stories. Clarke’s scenes arise from real-life experiences as a bond investigator, parole officer, and district administrator of the largest penitentiary in the state of Missouri. She knows her stuff and spins a good story with a kick-ass heroine, humor and convincing dialogue. Clarke lives in...

Duration:00:37:50