Hello My Happy People,
If things seem a bit off today ... I'm just a bit frazzles. I had major technical difficulties yesterday and was worried I would not even be able to broadcast today's episode. The fact that you get to listen to this interview today, as scheduled, is a miracle in itself. I'm convinced we have an electromagnetic field anomaly in our apartment. Either that or the machine uprising has begun, because my computer equipment is definitely revolting on me.
At least things are working at the moment (knock on wood!!!) So let's get on with it!
Today I am joined by Carole T. Beers, western author of "New West Mysteries with Heart" ... and humor. Carole was born in Portland, Ore., to descendants of Oregon Trail pioneers. She fell in love with writing at an early age and with horses as soon as she could ride. She wrote her first story when she was only seven, complete with illustrations. She was first published in The Grants Pass (Oregon) Daily Courier in 1963 with her “Letters from London”.
She went on to earn her B.A. in Journalism from the University of Washington. She taught writing at a private school and began writing for romance and horse magazines. She worked as a journalist for 32 years and was a dance critic for the Pulitzer Prize-winning Seattle Times newspaper.
During her journalistic career, Carole wrote 7,000 stories for the Seattle Times, several of which were award winners. Over the span of her career, she interviewed celebrities including: Katharine Hepburn, John Wayne, B.B. King, Rudolph Nureyev, and even HRH Queen Elizabeth. Carole has many interests outside of journalism. She competed on a women’s shooting team, earning a Sharpshooter rating. She has also flown planes, designed clothing, and tried her hand at PR.
Carole is currently writing the Granny Oakley Mysteries featuring a modern, 80-year old descendant of Annie Oakley who tries her hand at trick-shooting to help her daughter save her guest ranch. The Granny Oakley Mysteries are described as a "zippy yet warm cozy is a spinoff of my Pepper Kane Mysteries".
We had such a blast talking about life in rural communities, what it's like to be exposed to so many diverse cultures, and our experiences as women writing westerns. Be sure to subscribe to the podcast so you never miss another great author guest!
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Support Our Book Banter Buddies (2023 Guest Interviews):
Carole T. Beers, Contemporary Western Mystery Author (EP 81: August 6th)
J.C. Fuller, Mystery Author and TikTok Queen (EP 82: September 6th)
Meliza Farndell, Author, Coach, Speaker (EP 83: September 13th)
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Season 2 Past Guest Interviews (2023):
LM Wilson, author of The Last of the Spirit Drakes (EP 51: Feb. 1)
LeRoy A Peters, author of The Edge of the World Series (EP 52: Feb. 8)
C. D'Angelo, Author of The Difference and The Visitor (EP 53: Feb. 15th)
Val Collins, author of the Aoife Walsh Books (EP 54: Feb. 22)
Kirstie Page, Visual Storyteller/Artist (EP 55: March 1st)
Lance Steen Anthony Nielsen, Author of Diamonds in the Sky Series
(EPs 56/57: March 8th/15th)
David Gibson, PhD FRSB, Author of Planting Clues: How Plants Solve Crimes.
(EP 58: March 22nd)
Linaya DiNoto, Science Fiction Author of Lithaflora: The Chrysalis: The Forever After Series (EP 59: March 29)
Kelly Florence, Screenwriter/Podcaster and Co-Author of 5 books in The Science of Series
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Stephanie LaVigne, Cozy Mystery Author of Headlines, Deadlines, and Lies
(EPs 61/62: April 12/19)
Nzondi (Ace Antonio Hall), horror author/actor/musician (EP 66 & 67: May 17 & 24)
Benecia Ponder, author coach and bestselling author (EP 68: May 31)
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Diann Floyd Boehm, Children's Book Author/Educator/Podcaster (EP 69: June 7th)
Angela R. Hughes, Historical Epic Fantasy Author (EP 70: June 14)
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Donna Edman, Photographer/Visual Storyteller/Author (EP 71: June 21)
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Wendy Jo Cerna, Inspirational Author (EP 72: June 28)
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Sabrina Hammonds, Kingdom Connections Podcast and Media Agency (EP 73: July 5)
Ann Charles, Mixed Genre Mystery Author (EP 74: July 12)
Natacha Deen, YA, Adult, and Non-Fiction Author (EP 75: June 21)
Kammy Wood, The Modern Wordist, Creative Writing Consultant (EP 76: June 26)
Francesca Maria, Horror and Comic Book Author (EP 77: August 2nd)
Reenita M. Hora, Author, Creative, Entrepreneur (EP 78 & 79: August 9th & 16th)
Christopher (Chris) Denmead, Comic Book Author/Podcaster (EP 80: August 23rd)