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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.

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English

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9044774134


Episodes

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

"Guam: Where America’s Day Begins" (a preview) by Margaret Best

5/9/2020
Margaret Best was born in New York, graduated high school in Germany and college in Louisiana. She married in Illinois and moved back to Louisiana. She has two sons born in Texas and one daughter born in New Mexico and eight grandchildren. She lived in several countries, states and territories-Germany, Puerto Rico, Egypt, Japan, Guam, and the United States. She retired from teaching elementary school in Florida before pursuing a career as an author. Her books are available on Amazon and at...

Duration:00:39:32

"Surviving: A Kent State Memoir" Author Paula Stone Tucker- Rerelease

5/2/2020
(This interview was initially released January 3, 2020. ) Diann Schindler interviews awarding winning author Paula Stone Tucker: "Surviving: A Kent State Memoir." Paula Stone Tucker was 30 yards in front of the National Guard when they fired into a crowd of students on May 4, 1970 at Kent State University. A retired clinical psychologist, she worked with families, couples, and survivors of trauma and abuse. In her younger days she was a reporter for the Akron Beacon Journal and the Daily...

Duration:00:25:51

Spiritual Leader Sharon Snir discusses her books, isolation, miracles, and more.

4/23/2020
Sharon Snir was born in Sydney, Australia and began her professional life as an early childhood educator. Following the birth of her five children Sharon changed professions and trained as a clinical psychotherapist and worked in that field for over thirty years, while also giving regular local and international workshops and seminars. In her blog, Speed of Light Heartedness, she shares her philosophical and spiritual musings. Over the past ten years she has written three books is now in the...

Duration:00:44:44

J.R. Minard Interview: "Coach in Cottage C" Historical Fiction

4/20/2020
A long time Florida resident, J.R. Minard taught in high school and junior college classrooms and raised two teenage daughters. She later became part of the faculty at the Job Corps in Charles Town, WV and taught the GED program to young men and women who wished to complete their high school diploma and become employed. She spends time as a volunteer with the Patriotic Service Dogs who are trained at Lowell Correctional Institute in Ocala, Florida. A mid-life crisis and a reunion with a...

Duration:00:29:37

The Camera Man and Other Relationship Revelations Part 2

4/17/2020
This is rerelease of this episode, first released in December, 2018. Listen to Part 2 of Diann's true story of leaving a marriage, her view of romantic relationships, a surprise meeting with the Camera Man, and what happens next. In case you missed it, listen to Part I, here. DiannAbroad.com Diann@DiannAbroad.com Thank you for listening and please subscribe. Copyright 2020 DiannAbroad All rights reserved.

Duration:00:13:36

The Camera Man and Other Relationship Revelations: A Short Story Part One

4/10/2020
Listen to Diann's true story of leaving a marriage, her view of romantic relationships, and a surprise meeting: the camera man. (First published in December, 2018.) Copyright DiannAbroad All rights reserved. https://www.diannabroad.com/podcast Diann@DiannAbroad.com

Duration:00:22:57

Romantic Mystery Author Geralyn Vilar: An Interview

4/3/2020
Geralyn Vilar Geralyn Vilar was born and raised in Belleville, New Jersey. After high school she married and while raising her children, she received her A.A.S. degree in nursing from Essex County College. Later in life she received her BSN. Part of her education for her BSN included a class in poetry. Her professor was taken by her work and she began to seriously consider writing. Her first novel, "One Spring Day" was published on March 12, 2020 and is available through Amazon. She is...

Duration:00:34:24