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Dark Ebb!

New Podcast Episodes featuring Short Stories with Dark Elements!

My first new episode!

Show Notes with Links

  • I’ve added a new “horror” category to my Alligator Preserves episodes! Listener discretion is advised!
  • My new book “Dark Ebb: Grim Tales” will be available on Amazon soon!
  • I plan to record one new episode per week, and I’d like to invite other authors of grim tales to contact me about narrating their stories on my podcast.
  • Let me know what you think.
I’m recording in my closet now!

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In Love With Love!

My justification to my parents about how “THIS time” was different!
The wedding party! Mike’s friends showed up with little notice!
page 1 of my 7-page letter to my parents!

Show Notes with Links and Photos

  • After apologizing for my last episode about ablutophobia (fear of bathing!), I share a letter I wrote to my parents in which I justify my love of the man who would become my husband!
  • And then I talk about what makes for a great long-term relationship, because I’m (not) a professional!
My wonderful Dad, COL Charles M. Bernier (RIP), who gave each of his 5 daughters Valentine’s Day cards until we had men of our own (and I think even for a while after!). June 18, 1983
My man, Mike! (Who was sweating bullets at the altar on our muggy wedding day)!
Raining only rice!
A funny toast, followed by . . .
A kiss! And my baby sister, who would be engaged that very night!
I’m recording in my closet now!

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Who’s Afraid of the Big Bad Bath?

Ablutophobia is a thing.

My episode about scary bathtubs!

I wasn’t going to post “links and photos” for this episode, but decided I should credit the link to the article about Ablutophobia. Here it is:

Ablutophobia Causes and Treatments

I will NOT post scary tub photos!

I’m recording in my closet now!

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Crazy Inspiration

Where do you find yours?

Listen here!
Mike WAY up river from me!
We love visiting Moab!
I’m recording in my closet now!

Show Notes with Links:

  • I share a “crazy” encounter I had with an individual who would become a new character in my Waterwight Series
  • My episode Zen Diagrams, in which I talk about the “thing in the water”. . . another inspiration for my series!
  • Writing tips! Please share with me some of yours and I’ll include them on my “Writing Tips” page (and credit you)!

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Penny for Your Thoughts

A short story–based on the assassination of President James Garfield– written as historical fiction.

Listen here, whippersnappers!

Show Notes with Links:

  • This is my narration of a short story I wrote for a writing challenge.
  • DISCLAIMER: The racist views expressed by the main character in this story (Harold, the retired zookeeper) in NO WAY reflect the views of the author (me)!
  • The challenge was to create a story of no more than 2,500 words in the historical fiction genre. It’s main character had to be a zookeeper, and there had to be an assassination. I had one week to complete this challenge.
  • The challenge is put on by NYCMidnight, and there are different contests throughout the year.
  • I learned about the assassin, Charles Julius Guiteau, from Wikipedia. Below is his photo.
http://By Unknown photographer, cropped by User:Connormah – Cropped from http://historical.ha.com/common/view_item.php?Sale_No=629&Lot_No=25567&src=pr, Public Domain, https://commons.wikimedia.org/w/index.php?curid=9648769
I’m recording in my closet now!

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“My Lovers #1-5, or Why I Hate Kenny Rogers”

A short story written by award-winning author Donna Baier Stein and narrated by Laurel McHargue

Show Notes with Links:
– So happy to narrate Donna’s “My Lovers #1-5, Or Why I Hate Kenny Rogers”!
– I met Donna Baier Stein in Leadville several years ago. She came to Leadville to talk about her novel The Silver Baron’s Wife, a story about Colorado’s Baby Doe Tabor. It’s an exquisite novel!
– After purchasing and reading Donna’s short story collection Sympathetic People, I knew that someday I’d have to find ways to share these unusual tales with others. This is my first attempt at finding my voice in her words! I do hope you enjoy “My Lovers…” and support this crafter of stunning narratives!
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Donna and yours truly at a local Leadville restaurant (October 2016)!
My OLD recording space!

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Welcome to My Closet!

My first episode of 2020 is recorded in my closet! Let me know what you think of the sound quality!

My own little corner and my own little chair…in my very quiet closet!
My OLD recording space!

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A Waterwight Christmas

How about a NEW Christmas story?

Join Odin and many of the characters from the Waterwight trilogy as they rediscover a message that stands the test of time!

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Leadville People

The Lead Ass Inn…is now for sale.

Show Notes with Links:

  • I share a piece written by Marcia Martinek, Editor of Leadville’s local newspaper The Herald Democrat. The piece is called “Describing Leadville.” The paper is looking for reporters!
  • I talk about my life in Leadville for 12 years, our home The Lead Ass Inn, teaching, and finally becoming a published author
  • Community involvement, Leadville’s Boom Days Pack Burro Race, my piece Everybody Loves a Donkey Tale
  • My writing group and author mentors Carol Bellhouse and Stephanie Spong, and photographer friend Elise Sunday
  • The Historic Tabor Opera House and the (almost wicked . . . wicked good!) Calendar Girls of Leadville project!
  • Overcoming ego (I haven’t yet) and physical challenges
  • New challenges in a new home!
My new studio in Salida, CO!

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Friend Requests and Scams!

First weekend at the Georgetown (CO) Heritage Center for the annual Christmas Market!
My episode about nefarious friend requests and scams!

Show Notes:

  • My piece on friend requests, scams, and recommendations for culling “things”!
  • My piece “Seven Days to Sanity” about deleting my FaceBook presence a while ago!
  • Georgetown Heritage Center and the Georgetown Christmas Market Bighorn Book Nook
Day 2 at the Georgetown (CO) Heritage Center for the annual Christmas Market!

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