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The Wooden Pants Network currently features two program. The Monday-Friday The Daily Author provides interviews with authors from all genres. The weekly Leap Podcast interviews those who have made significant life and creative leaps in their time on the planet.

The Wooden Pants Network currently features two program. The Monday-Friday The Daily Author provides interviews with authors from all genres. The weekly Leap Podcast interviews those who have made significant life and creative leaps in their time on the planet.
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The Wooden Pants Network currently features two program. The Monday-Friday The Daily Author provides interviews with authors from all genres. The weekly Leap Podcast interviews those who have made significant life and creative leaps in their time on the planet.






Maturity - Week 9: Thankful for $150 in My Checking Account

I have $150 in my bank account. Yet, I’m thankful for that, for the rental car I drive around in, and the place I’m staying. Because, I don’t know what’s going to happen to me 48 hours for now. Heck, I don’t know what’s going to happen to me an hour from the release of this episode. I just don’t know. And that has been my problem – predicting the future. As I write this, I’m finishing up a book for someone to publish this week and am about to start on the first draft for another individual....

Duration: 00:06:58

The Daily Author #268: Alane Adams and The Santa Thief

Alane Adams loves writing for kids who are both small and slightly bigger. Her latest book, The Santa Thief, takes a look at a Christmas of gratefulness instead of want. We talk to Alane about her books and what she looks forward to in 2018. Questions Asked and Answered: When did Alane know she wanted to write?What stopped Alane from being published earlier?What is the Orkney series about?Did writing both books in a short period of time help keep Alane motivated?What is the Santa Thief...

Duration: 00:26:47

The Daily Author #267: Rodney Merten Writes Fiction on Hitler's Son

According to author Rodney Merten, no one had written a love story about Hitler before. He wanted to do this, but it turned into something else. It became a speculative fiction novel about Hitler's son which spans 50 years. We discuss the concept and how Hitler, My Father came to fruition. Questions Asked and Answered: How did the idea for the book come about?What is the book about?What is the reaction to the book?Where there any challenges to writing the book, particularly in the...

Duration: 00:26:00

The Conscious Biz Hotseat #7: Murphy Alafoginis on Blogging and Social Media

Murphy Alafoginis is an individual of many talents. She is a blogger, a social media expert, and Director of Sales & Marketing at Red Cap Sales Coaching. On today's Hotseat, Murphy discusses all of this and coaches a few panel members on the best ways to kick off their social media campaigns. Show Follow-Ups: Learn More about Murphy at the websites MCA Consulting and Red Cap Sales CoachingLearn More about Conscious Business Connection at the website or Facebook page

Duration: 00:35:43

The Daily Author #266: Haley Bascom and her NaNoWriMo Adventure

For the second year in a row, Haley Bascom took on the task of NaNoWriMo. Today, we learn what happened. If you want to know, then you need to listen. Questions Asked and Answered: Has Haley always wanted to be a writer?Was Haley's family creative?What drew Haley to NaNoWriMo?Did Haley win this year's NaNoWriMo?What was the project Haley worked on for this year's NaNo?Did her video log provide accountability for her?What are Haley's plans to complete the manuscript? Show Follow-Ups: Learn...

Duration: 00:19:12

The Daily Author #265: Deb Brandon and But My Brain Had Other Ideas

Deb Brandon was diagnosed with Cavernous Angiomas (bleeding on the brain) and required three brain surgeries in a two-week period in order to save her life. During the recovery, she experienced fear, depression, and the inability to read. She details all of this in her memoir But My Brain Had Other Ideas. We discuss Deb's recovery and her love of writing on today's show. Questions Asked and Answered: What led to Deb's multiple brain surgeries?What were the results of the surgeries, and how...

Duration: 00:24:30

The Daily Author #264: Kevin J. Anderson and the Return of Dan Shambles

Back in episode 169, Kevin J. Anderson was busier than all get out. Today, Kevin is busier than infinite get out. He has a new Dan Shambles, Zombie P.I. book, Tastes Like Chicken, new stories in various anthologies, and college classes for a Masters in Fine Arts degree. And, he still takes walks in order to dictate new stories. We discuss this all on The Daily Author. Questions Asked and Answered: What is the latest Dan Shambles book about?Is it good to write humor sometimes over...

Duration: 00:26:16

The Daily Author #263: The Many Creative Hats of Darren Campo

Darren Campo is a wearer of many hats. He's a television executive, he's an adjunct professor, and he's a multi-book author. All of it is discussed in detail in today's program. Questions Asked and Answered: How did Darren get into TV production?What does Darren feel about the world of television today?How did Darren transition from producing to writing books?What is the Alex Detail sci-fi series about?How does Darren make time to write, produce, and teach?What is in store for Darren in...

Duration: 00:26:22

The Cosmic Cowgirl #10: ETs, Real Star Wars, and Telepathy

Do extra-terrestrials really exist, and how do we communicate with them? That's the topic of today's Cosmic Cowgirl program where we delve into Pat's experiences with ETs and telepathy. Follow Pat on her Facebook page or Website

Duration: 00:22:26

The Daily Author #262: Leo Borgelin on Art and Writing

Leo Borgelin is a lover of art. He's also a lover of writing. He combines both of them into blogs, poems, prose, and short stories. And, he's trying to do much of it during NaNoWriMo. We talk to Leo about all of this on The Daily Author. Questions Asked and Answered: What writing does Leo do?How did Leo get into the professional writing world?What drives Leo to write short stories/prose/poetry?Has Leo been involved in NaNoWriMo?What is Leo doing in this year's NaNoWriMo?Is Leo going direct...

Duration: 00:20:34

Maturity - Week 7: Acting it Out, Not Talking it Out

I recently listened to an interview with the comedian Patton Oswalt. In 2016, Patton’s wife died suddenly, leaving him and his young daughter grief-stricken. To help some of the pain, Patton decided to go back to his love, stand-up comedy, for a therapy of sorts. But, instead of talking out his emotions and grief, he decided to act them out, and this caused awkwardness at his shows. This stuck with me. As a writer, I was taught to show, not tell. And, in many cases, it’s the act, not the...

Duration: 00:05:33

The Get Foxy Show #20: Soul-Shaking Revelations With Allana Pratt

Allana Pratt is an intimacy expert. Through her coaching practices, she inspires open-hearted living with delicious sass that awakens the best in a man or a woman. And, she keeps it honest -- both with herself and with her clients. Allana speaks to host Terry Fox today about her own life and how she brings foxiness to those with relationship anxiety. Show Follow-Ups: Learn about Allana and her Soul-Shaking coaching program at her websiteLearn more about Terry at the websites for Artesian...

Duration: 00:45:00

The Daily Author #261: Holly Walrath on Short Stories and NaNoWriMo

Holly Walrath is not a novel writer. However, she's a darn good short story writer. And, she's using this year's NaNoWriMo competition to produce 10 stories of 5,000 words each. We talk to Holly about her progress on today's program. Questions Asked and Answered: Is Holly doing direct NaNoWriMo or items on the periphery?Has Holly written short stories before?What is stopping Holly from working on a novel?Why does Holly think short form is better in speculative?What does Holly intend to do...

Duration: 00:23:43

The Daily Author #260: Alexandra Garrett aka The Black Rose

Alexandra Garrett is an author, photographer, and filmmaker who was born in Chicago and resides in New York, New York. Writing under The Black Rose, Alexandra has numerous five-star reviews for her suspense thrillers. We discuss her books, her writing style, and her participation in this year's NaNoWriMo on today's program. Questions Asked and Answered: Why did Alexandra decide to do NaNoWriMo?How is NaNoWriMo different from Alexandra's normal writing?Are the books she writes in the series...

Duration: 00:27:00

The Daily Author #259: Stacey L. Tucker and Ocean's Fire

We continue to focus on NaNoWriMo and the authors who participate. Today, we speak with Stacey L. Tucker. Stacey is working hard in this year's event while promoting her new fictional novel, Ocean's Fire. We discuss both items, and more, in today's program. Questions Asked and Answered: Why did Stacey decide to take on NaNoWriMo this year?Was it always the goal for Stacey to be a professional author?Why did Stacey switch to fiction?What are some of the challenges Stacey is encountering in...

Duration: 00:26:02

Maturity - Week 6: Hypnotized? Was it My Soul or Ego?

In a previous journal entry, I mentioned something about not being hypnotized by the improper influences in my life. Someone who listened to that episode with me queried, “But, weren’t you hypnotized?” I’ve thought about this question a bit more, and it may contain some truth. While I wasn’t commanded to bark like a dog or something similar, there was an opening in my will which allowed the incursion of the suggestions which, when accumulated, led me deep down the rabbit hole. The question...

Duration: 00:07:01

The Daily Author #258: Screenwriters Daphne Mallory and Sabya Clarke

Sabya Clarke & Daphne Mallory are a pair of daughter-mother screenwriters. For this year's NaNoWriMo they are transforming their screenplays into other forms of literature. For Sabya, it's transforming a work into a graphic novel To Patch a Broken Star. We learn more on today's program. Questions Asked and Answered: How did Daphne & Sabya get into screenwriting?What are the opportunities for screenwriters in LA?With NaNoWriMo, what are the challenges to convert screenplays to novels?What...

Duration: 00:28:12

The Unfrustrated Entrepreneur #43: Lucas Casarez of Level Up Financial Planning

Lucas Casarez fell in love with numbers at a very young age. That turned into a career where he tried to help others invest wisely for their businesses and lives. Now Lucas has started his own business, Level Up Financial Planning,, to assist a younger generation with the proper investment and saving tools. Questions Asked and Answered; How did Lucas get involved in financial planning?Why did Lucas decide to start his own financial planning business?Why do we lose financial knowledge as we...

Duration: 00:27:42

The Daily Author #256: Kelli Dunham and Beth Dunham Toner on NaNoWriMo

Meet Kelli Dunham and her sister Beth Dunham Toner. Separately, they write books and articles, respectively. Together, they are accountability partners for this year's edition of NaNoWriMo. We speak to both of them today about their writing and what they want to achieve in November. Questions Asked and Answered: Is this the first time for both for NaNoWriMo?What encouraged them to do NaNoWriMo this year?What book are Kelli and Beth writing?What have been the challenges during NaNo?What is...

Duration: 00:29:38

The Cosmic Cowgirl #9: A Discussion on Vision Board

Vision Boards are the topic of today's edition of The Cosmic Cowgirl Patricia V. Forbes discusses an upcoming event connected with vision boards and then discusses why they are so important not just for desire but for determination as well. Show Follow-Ups: Learn more about the upcoming Vision Board event Learn more about Pat and Alchemy Universal Therapies at the website

Duration: 00:21:03

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