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Book Banter S3 EP 121: Mark L. Redmond Interview

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Hello Happy People, 

Today I get to share another conversation with my friend, Mark L. Redmond. Mark is a fellow western author and was the first author I ever interviewed on my podcast back when it was still Whatever Wednesdays and he was still brave enough to come back for more!

Mark fell in love with reading as a child. Saturday morning TV westerns were a big influence on his prefered genre. His fascination with cowboy culture led him to seek out books by great western authors like Louis L’Amour, Max Brand, Zane Grey and more.

From a young age Mark knew he wanted to be an English teacher and a writer. Mark honed his writing skills with poetry and prose while earning his teaching degree at Tennessee Temple University in Chattanooga. He began his professional career in the late ’70's as an English teacher at Grace Baptist Christian High School in South Bend, Indiana. During his summer breaks, this young husband and father took on other jobs to support his growing family. Summers were spent gardening, working construction, painting houses, and when time allowed, he wrote. 

Over the next several years, Mark would go on to publish numerous articles and short stories but it wouldn’t be until the late ’80’s that Mark would finish his first Arty Anderson book, Arty Goes West.  Eventually Mark added books for adults to his catalog of published works and he is now working on new middle grade readers, The Box M Gang Series.

If you would like to know more about Mark. L. Redmond and his books, be sure to check out his website and go listen now to his interview.



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Time for more Dad Jokes!

How about some cowboy jokes inspired by today's podcast guest.

Q: Why do cowboys curl up the sides of their cowboy hats?

A: So they can fit three across in the cab of the pickup.

Q: Did you hear Harrison Ford is making a new cowboy film called The Sun?

A: I hear it’s set in the west!

Q: Why do cowboys all want to die with their boots on?

A: Because they don't want to stub their toe when they kick the bucket!

Q: How do you warm up a frozen cowboy?

A: Yee thaw, him out!

Q: What do you call a happy cowboy?

A: A jolly rancher.

Q: Why do cowboys always ride horses?

A: Because horses are much too heavy to carry.

Q: How do space cowboys wrangle their cattle?

A: They use a tractor beam.

Q: How did the cowboy save so much money?

A: He got a couple of bucks every day from his horse.

Q: Why could the cattle never sneak up on the cowboy?

A: Because he always herd them!

And last but not least . . .

Q: How do German cowboys greet each other?

A: “Audi, partner!”


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The Into the West Saga Serial is Complete!

Check out the award-winning, historical fiction, family saga, Into the West Saga Serial. All the books, one through seven, are available now on Amazon. Click the phto above for more information or click here to order your copy of each of the seven novellas in this serial today or you can read them all for free with Kindle Unlimited.

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Season Three June/July Episodes:


June 5th, S3 EP121: Westerns, Middle Grade Readers and Adult Fiction

Mark L. Redmond, Author of The Box M Gang Series

Mark's Website

June 12th, S3 EP122: Big Green Egg Cookbook

Ray Sheehan, Author of Big Green Egg Basics from a Master Barbecuer

 June 19th, S3 EP123: Young Readers

S. B. Goncarova, Author of Adventures with Abba Series

June 26th, S3 EP124: Western Mysteries

J.R. Sanders, Author of Nate Ross Series

July 3rd, S3 EP125: Children's Books

     Andreea Rus, Author of Numerous Children's Activity and Storybooks

Andreea on Amazon

July 10th, S3 EP126: Cozy Mysteries with Rescue Dogs

Darlene Dziomba, Author of The Lily Dreyfus Mysteries

July 17th, S3 EP127: Children's Coloring Books

Takiyah Smith, Author of I Love Me! Colorful and Creative (for girls and boys)

 July 24th, S3 EP128: Speculative Fiction

Andrew Najberg. Author of The Neverborn Thief

 July 31st, S3 EP129: Young Adult

Lina Hart, Author of Beyond Power


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