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Less Drama More Mama is the podcast for moms who want to feel calm, in control, and confident about how to handle anything life throws their way. As a Certified Life Coach, LCSW, School Counselor, and blogger, Pam Howard has been helping empower parents for years. In her podcast, she shares personal stories, case studies, and life coaching tools to help you go from feeling frazzled and disrespected to feeling calm and connected. Learn more at http://LessDramaMoreMama.com.
 
QUIRKY VOICES PRESENTS.... ANYONE F COFFEE? MADVENT, MADIVA Podcast BOGIES AND GHOULIES AND Teddy Story.... MODERN AUDIO DRAMA INDIE VOICE ACTING PODCAST Ever wanted to voice act for audio drama? Awesome! Best job in the world! Well here's a guide as to things to do, think about and how to go about letting folks know you're a safe bet, vocal chameleon or a dependable quirky little firecracker that they will NEED on their show. Find your voice. Find your brand. Get up and get out there and sh ...
 
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LISTEN TO THE SHOW: Do you want to know the #1 complaint I hear from moms? “My child doesn’t listen.” Fortunately, good listening is a skill that can be learned. In today’s episode, I share some tips on how to feel better about your child’s behavior, how to model good listening yourself, and how to teach your child listening skills. Remember, build…
 
Tom Farrell has worked as a golf course starter, a chemist and clerked at City Hall in Chicago while attending law school. He has served as Vice-President of Rocky Mountain Fiction Writers, a nonprofit corporation, and was a past finalist in the Pikes Peak Writer’s Contest in the Mystery, Suspense and Thriller category. Now retired from practicing …
 
LISTEN TO THE SHOW: Do you love yourself? Why or why not? According to Brené Brown, we can only love others as much as we love ourselves. So it stands to reason that loving yourself benefits everyone around you. In today’s episode, I discuss what keeps people from loving themselves and steps to increasing your own self-love. HERE’S WHAT YOU’LL DISC…
 
It's Valentine's Day so we are talking about writing romance on the Rocky Mountain Writer podcast with Bonnie McCune and Kathleen Duhamel. Kathleen Duhamel wrote and illustrated her first short story at the age of eight and has considered herself a storyteller ever since. After growing up in a small Texas town, she earned a master's degree in commu…
 
WELCOME WELCOME TO EPISODE TWOOOO OF SEASON A OF MADCAP! TWO years in the making....because...life.... A PLETHORA of stunningly brilliant voice actors A mix of drama and an array of dystopian futures all curated by... THE CURATOR who may even have their own story to tell... Our second story is.... EYE OF THE BEHOLDER by CRAIG ROBOTHAM Main story ed…
 
LISTEN TO THE SHOW: You are the CEO of your family. And just like in a corporate business, there are times when it’s beneficial to bring everyone together to talk about company policies, goals, schedules, expectations, changes in routine, and any issue or obstacle that’s hindering business success so that everyone is on the same page and working to…
 
Tasha Christensen believes the best love stories are found in the geekiest places. When not composing tuba closet make-out scenes, Christensen enjoys writing music, losing friends via Among Us, and exploring the gorgeous Rocky Mountains near her home. She lives with her husband, daughters, and an overly affectionate mutt named after her favorite St…
 
LISTEN TO THE SHOW: My guest on today’s podcast is the one and only Andrea Askowitz. She’s a dear family friend and the executive producer and co-host of the Writing Class Radio podcast. As a writing teacher and mom of 2, Andrea knows firsthand how powerful writing and storytelling can be for moms. Tune in to this episode to hear us talk about the …
 
Kate Lansing lives in Denver, Colorado with her husband, daughter, and a chair-napping tabby cat named Maple. Kate's love for mysteries began when she devoured From the Mixed-Up Files of Mrs. Basil E. Frankweiler as a young girl, and has grown from there. An award-winning short story author, her work has appeared in the Brave New Girls Anthology an…
 
LISTEN TO THE SHOW: Does your life ever resemble a soap opera that’s filled with drama? The drama triangle is a tool designed to help you understand the roles people play in conflict and drama-laden relationships. Tune in to this episode to learn more about the drama triangle and how it can help you have less mama drama in your life. HERE’S WHAT YO…
 
Pamela Nowak has been an RMFW member since 1993. She’s served in multiple board positions and volunteer roles including president and conference chair (2009-11). As a writer, she is passionate about the American West, those who lived there, relationships, and the interweaving of fact and fiction. A former RMFW Writer of the Year, her western novels…
 
LISTEN TO THE SHOW: Do you dream of a time when life is easy and you’ll finally feel happy? When your kids sleep through the night? When they stop bickering and throwing tantrums? When you can hand over the car keys and send your child to the grocery store? Tune in to today’s episode, and learn how thinking about the future in this way delays your …
 
Paul Martz is a new science fiction author, technology blogger, and former punk rock drummer. Before focusing on fiction and blogging, he wrote virtual reality computer programs and really boring technical books. Originally from Michigan, Paul resides in Erie, Colorado, where he tries to avoid reliving his punk rock days. He is still trying to teac…
 
LISTEN TO THE SHOW: Every challenge we face as moms is like another level of parenting we can learn to conquer. What do you think would need to happen for you to take your parenting to the next level, and what would that look like for you? What is the thing that, if you could just figure out how to overcome it, your life would improve and you would…
 
Anita Mumm is an independent developmental editor, ghostwriter, and publishing consultant. Her home base is Salida, Colorado, where she co-hosts the Salida Writers Retreat. Anita works with authors at all stages of their career, from first-time novelists to New York Times and international bestsellers. Previously, she worked in submissions and fore…
 
LISTEN TO THE SHOW: Have you ever been super excited to start a new habit or achieve a new goal only to find your energy and motivation fizzles out before you reach it? We’ve all been there. But why does this happen? And how can you prevent it from happening again? In this episode, I answer both of these questions and share the secret to achieving …
 
Linda Ditchkus, who writes as L.V. DITCHKUS, has a new short story in the anthology FIRST ENCOUNTERS, published recently by RMFW's speculative fiction critique group She is also the author of The Sasquatch Series: Book I - Crimes of the Sasquatch, Book II - Mission of the Sasquatch, and Book III - Legacy of the Sasquatch. Watch for Book IV - Passag…
 
Helloooooo and OH WE ARE ON THE CUSP OF A NEW YEAR! Who's excited? I AM ALSO ITS MY BDAY IN 2 SLEEPS HUGELY EXCITED TO SHARE T'NEW WRITING AND A FRANK SPENCER IMPRESSION TODAY. (Apologies in advance) All voices, alllll writers in todays ep are FAB, FANTASTICAL and A-TEAM AMAZINGGGGG, , and you can find all the links they gave me to their wares HERE…
 
LISTEN TO THE SHOW: Do you feel like you can’t create the future you want because you don’t know how, or you think you don’t have what it takes? I have good news for you. Knowing HOW to create your future isn’t as important as believing that it’s possible. Join me for today’s episode as I explain this concept in more detail and offer some questions…
 
Helloooooo and mmeeeeryyyyy christmasss to all that celebrate! I do hop you are well and good, and if not, FIGHT ONNN XXX With feels of good health and happiness from Quirky Voices.... SO EXCITED TO SHARE THE GUEST VA'S AND WRITERS TODAY! I am truly excited to bring to you a new performer here n there and a couple of writers you might recognise to …
 
LISTEN TO THE SHOW: Is there an argument or problem that occurs in your relationship with your child again and again, in exactly the same way, with a predictable outcome? Many of us think that if we just keep doing what we’re doing and repeat ourselves enough times, eventually our kids will see the light and change their behavior. Unfortunately, th…
 
Wendy Howard, who writes under the name Winnie Jean Howard, leads the Rocky Mountain Fiction Writers' Speculative Fiction Critique Group. She writes a mix of horror, sci fi, and comedy. Her main focus is creating fast-paced, action-packed stories with unique and outrageous characters. Paul Martz is new to writing speculative fiction. His first two …
 
LISTEN TO THE SHOW: Do you have a Word of the Year? I jumped on the Word of the Year bandwagon back in 2014 and haven’t looked back. Join me for this episode as I explain what it is and why it’s useful, review my past words, and reveal my new one for 2021. I’ll also give you tips for choosing your own Word of the Year and tell you where you can sha…
 
As a middle child, Melissa Payne was born to tell stories. What started with blaming her brother for breaking the car window evolved to a graduate thesis that she desperately wishes she could rewrite to blogging on motherhood and marriage. Now she likes to create stories set in wild and beautiful places with characters in flawed and imperfect relat…
 
Helleaauuu (ANNOUNCER VOICE) HERE, FOR YOUR DELECTATION AND DELIGHT, IS THEEE MOST EXCITIIIINNNNG OF MADIVA EPISODES ON DIRECTING VOICE ACTORS WITH THE AMAZIIIIIIIIIING JACK ...BOWMAN!! And yes, I introduced him like a wizard / magician, because, quite frankly, he is! I was hugely made up to finally talk to Jack about one of his many hat wearing sk…
 
Hello folks! OOOHHHH HAVE WE GOT A GROOVY MIX OF MONOLOGUE AND POETRY 4U TODAY! I am truly excited to bring to you a few new performers and writers to this episode, and some you have been lucky enough to meet already - all, as I have said on the previous ep, are EXTRAORDINARY and WONDERFUL, TALENTED HUMANS, and you can find all the links they gave …
 
HELLOOOO HURRAY! WE HAVE THE QUARALOGUES LAUNCH DAY Ohhhh I have been so excited to work on these wonderful NEW WRITING pieces from some AMAZING individuals to kind of...try...and document some feeling, experience, vibe....of this CRAZY year of 2020. It will quite possibly make you laugh, cry, and celebrate...being. I hope it inspires you, and some…
 
LISTEN TO THE SHOW: With the New Year approaching, now is the perfect time to introduce your kids to the value of setting goals and what it takes to achieve them. The process of setting goals, learning to handle setbacks, tolerate frustration, and cultivate a growth mindset will serve your kids well throughout their lives. As moms, we can help them…
 
Bonnie McCune has been writing since age ten, when she submitted a poem about rain rushing down the gutter to the Saturday Evening Post (it was immediately rejected). This interest ignited a passion for writing of all types. Her interest in writing led to her career in nonprofits focusing on public and community relations and marketing. Her mania i…
 
HELLOOOOO HERE is another joyous episode with the BERRILLIANT AND INSPIRING Tal Minear, chatting all things auditioning for audio fiction! Oh my, what a legend already - if you've been keeping up with releases you would have heard them in a gazillion shows - links to some below! I TRULY HOPE this gives you some positive things to try to kickstart /…
 
LISTEN TO THE SHOW: My grandmother would have been 112 years old today. But she didn’t just exist to be 101 — she really lived and enjoyed life. Whenever I tell people how long she lived, they want to know: “What was her secret?” Tune in to today’s episode to hear eight of my grandmother’s “secrets” for longevity revealed. My hope is that we can al…
 
Hello All! WELCOME TO THE MADIVA EP WHERE LAYLA TALKS ALL THINGS LIVE RECORDING IN FRONT OF AN AUDIENCE AND STUDIO RECORDING ADVENTURES! What a crazy journey this audio has had - it was recorded last year when things were...so different...and I felt like it was a therapeutic thing to release right now, to reminisce about the live shows nostalgia wi…
 
Pitch Fest is coming. Repeat: Pitch Fest is coming. Saturday, Jan. 30! A key registration date for RMFW member is coming up next week -- on Tuesday, Dec. 1. On the podcast this time, we've got the organizers of Pitch Fest with all the critical details. Anne Marie is the Denver Programs Chair for RMFW. She grew up in Aurora, CO. She attended the Uni…
 
LISTEN TO THE SHOW: My guest today is Master Certified Life Coach Erin Aquin, author of the new book, Revitalize Your Relationship. Erin works with clients to help them fall back in love with their partners, realize their own self-worth, and improve their relationships in every way. Tune in to hear all about how Erin got into life coaching, some of…
 
Majoring in Graphic Design at the University of Illinois led to Kris Abel-Helwig's career in visual communications in Chicago. After marrying her best friend, Kris worked in cities throughout the United States as the couple moved from coast to coast courtesy of the U.S. Navy. Fifteen moves and three active-duty military sons later, Kris settled for…
 
LISTEN TO THE SHOW: Thanksgiving is almost here in the U.S., and for many it can feel hard to be in the holiday spirit when 2020 has been filled with so much pain and suffering. If you’re finding it difficult to feel gratitude this year, this episode is for you. Join me as I talk about gratitude, guilt, and 2020 blessings. HERE’S WHAT YOU’LL DISCOV…
 
Helloooo Excited to be back withhhhh>>> A BRAND NEW EXCITING LOOK AT WHAT IT TAKES TO IMPLEMENT AND PLAY WITH FUN AND SUCCESSFUL IMPROVISATION IN A CHARACTER INFESTED AUDIO FICTION PODCAST! So so soooo excited to share this groovy chat to some of THEEEE LOVELIEST and most talented of folks in podcasting - Kristi Boulton and Sean Howard, They wax ly…
 
LISTEN TO THE SHOW: You (hopefully) already know that you should avoid saying things to your kids like, “You’re so stupid,” “You’re so fat,” or “You should be more like your brother or sister.” You may have also heard the advice to avoid giving empty praise such as, “Good job!” and “You’re so smart!” In today’s episode, I share three things to avoi…
 
James is a writer, freelance developmental editor, and teacher for writing craft workshops. His debut, The Sapling's Curse, is a gay romance Arthurian legends graphic novel, illustrated by LB, and will publish in 2023 with HMH. James' short fiction appears in the Rocky Mountain Fiction Writers 2020 Anthology WILD. When not writing, he enjoys dabbli…
 
LISTEN TO THE SHOW: Do you worry yourself sick imagining the worst thing that can happen to you or your kids? Tune in to hear me talk about the worst that can happen (it’s not what you think it is) and how best to handle it. You won’t want to miss this game-changing episode! HERE’S WHAT YOU’LL DISCOVER: What makes something a “worst-case scenario.”…
 
PG Lengsfelder wrote and edited his first newspaper at age 7, a time when he thought he was destined to be a fireman or a forest ranger. But when sales of his paper reached a heady circulation of 10 (at 5 cents a copy!) he was hooked: he had readers. He's been writing ever since. PG co-authored the best-selling nonfiction book Filthy Rich and his a…
 
Helloooooo Here is the third of the fun scripts of kid friendly audio horror joy! And this one's by me. I wonder if you want to start a tally of misused britishisms in lieu of their American counterparts? I think there's at least 10 US / UK translation mistakes here - and this kids, is why you need to hire a reader to check your work.... Send in yo…
 
HUZZAHS! AN ORIGINAL WORK MADE BY KIDS FOR KIDS I went on a day trip to a local park near to where I live, and my kids and the pals they are lucky enough to know wanted to make a horror movie. So. They did. I thought it was so good and mooted to them I would love to make it a BOGEYS AND GHOULIES episode, and here we are! THANK YOU TO THE MUMS N DAD…
 
Hello and Hearty Welcomes to the Second short season of Bogeys and Ghoulies Here is a wonderfullyl fun monster mash of characters to kick us off - a werewolf, a witch, a ghost and a....Gareth. They are all in therapy - introduced by our wonderful episode narrator of audio joy! What would you name him???! ENJOY And do listen out for the other episod…
 
LISTEN TO THE SHOW: Life is full of challenges. As moms, we want to equip our kids with the self-confidence and courage to be able to handle those challenges without scaring them in the process. But how do we do that? Join me in this episode where I share my thoughts on the matter and offer some practical tips. HERE’S WHAT YOU’LL DISCOVER: How to h…
 
Gwen Florio, who lives in Montana, is the author of the award-winning Lola Wicks crime series, as well as Silent Hearts, a standalone novel set in Afghanistan. A new crime series, being published by Severn House, launches in February 2021. In the first novel, Best Laid Plans, a woman who goes on the run with her Airstream trailer. Intro music by Mo…
 
LISTEN TO THE SHOW: Do you think your kid is lazy? In today’s episode, I talk about my idea that lazy kids don’t exist. In fact, chances are high that your child has a perfectly normal, functioning, and healthy brain. Tune in as I share some of the reasons kids lack motivation and how to help them increase it. HERE’S WHAT YOU’LL DISCOVER: Why “lazi…
 
Helloooo HOW AM YA? I am HUGELY excited as I gained another Patreon this week - which TRULY helps as I have lots of voice actors to gently pay for the upcoming Kids horror Mini season of BOGEY'S AND GHOULIES - so EVERY DOLLAR COUNTS - THANK YOU'S ANDDDD Welcome Annie and huzzahs for alll of my patreons - Austin, Paul, Dany, Hazal, Michael, William,…
 
Todd Leatherman, who writes as TH Leatherman, is a writer from Firestone, Colorado. He enjoys science fiction, fantasy, wine making, and the Rocky Mountain lifestyle. When not busy writing his next book, he can be found hiking with his wife and two sons, or walking his rescued dogs. Todd graduated Summa Cum Laude from Regis University with a degree…
 
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