Happiness Between Tails

By da-AL

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Tales + Tails: Books + Culture + Compassion HBT speaks to and from the heart, to connect lovers — of pets, authors, reading — and of my still-unreleased novels. Listeners engage as I learn the art of podcasting for when my books are serialized as their own podcasts. My novels, “Flamenco + the Sitting Cat” and “Tango + the Sitting Cat,” are my love letters to all who fear they're too odd, too damaged, too old, too whatever to find love and happiness with or without a partner. HappinessBetweenTails.com • ContactdaAL@gmail.com • Like what you read, hear, and see? BuyMeACoffee.com/SupportHBT Support this podcast: https://anchor.fm/depe9/support

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Hair Coloring 4 Men and All
809

#Men #Hair #Coloring #Beauty #Henna #DIY

What do thing about hair dye for men or anyone else? Here’s what I’ve learned about coloring hair. Share your thoughts, experiences, and questions by recording them on my Anchor by Spotify page — or comment at HappinessBetweenTails.com — or email me. Like what you hear? Buy me a coffee.

Time Stamps (where segments begin):

  • HBT introduction
  • Hair Coloring 4 Men and All
  • My question for you
  • HBT outro

Links used for the HBT blog post of this episode:

Photos available at the HBT post for this show:

  • Many pictures of the entire process discussed.
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May 26, 2022
Recipe: Herb Salad Tasty + Easy + Healthy by Khashayar Parsi
462

#Cooking #Food #Recipe #FreshHerbs #Health

Do you have a favorite salad? This recipe for fresh herb salad is fantastic and like no other you’ve tried. My husband, Khashayar Parsi, came up with the recipe. Share your thoughts, experiences, and questions by recording them on my Anchor by Spotify page — or comment at HappinessBetweenTails.com — or email me. Like what you hear? Buy me a coffee.

Time Stamps (where segments begin):

  • HBT introduction
  • Intro to today’s recipe 1:05
  • Recipe: Herb Salad Tasty + Easy + Healthy by Khashayar Parsi
  • My question for you
  • HBT outro

Links used for the HBT blog post of this episode:

Photos for all the steps to this recipe are available at the HBT post for this show.

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May 20, 2022
Recipe: Sweet Potato Frittata by Khashayar Parsi
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#Cooking #Health #Food #Recipe #Eating

What are you cooking? Sweet potato makes for a tasty, easy, healthy veg frittata by Khashayar Parsi. Share your thoughts, experiences, and questions by recording them on my Anchor by Spotify page — or comment at HappinessBetweenTails.com — or email me. Like what you hear? Buy me a coffee.

Time Stamps (where segments begin):

  • HBT introduction
  • Intro to today’s topic and guest 1:05
  • Recipe: Sweet Potato Frittata by Khashayar Parsi
  • My question for you
  • HBT outro

Links used for the HBT blog post of this episode:

Photos of this recipe available at the HBT post for this show.

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May 19, 2022
My Abortion Story by da-AL
547

#ReproductiveFreedom #Abortion #HumanRights #Women #ProChoice

How much control over your body do you want to give to lawmakers? Roe v Wade is the 1973 landmark United States Supreme Court decision that ensures all women have the right to obtain legal and safe abortions. Tragically, it’s on the verge of becoming history. Share your thoughts, experiences, and questions by recording them on my Anchor by Spotify page — or comment at HappinessBetweenTails.com — or email me. Like what you hear? Buy me a coffee.

Time Stamps (where segments begin):

  • HBT introduction
  • Intro to today’s topic 1:05
  • My Abortion by da-AL
  • My question for you
  • HBT outro

Links used for the HBT blog post of this episode:

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May 11, 2022
Book Art by Cecilia Levy
422

#Books #FineArt #Recycling #Reading #Sculpture #Sweden

What do books mean to you? For Swedish artist Cecilia Levy, the narrative of old unwanted books can be forms waiting to be discovered. Share your thoughts, experiences, and questions by recording them on my Anchor by Spotify page — or comment at HappinessBetweenTails.com — or email me. Like what you hear? Buy me a coffee.

Time Stamps (where segments begin):

  • HBT introduction
  • Intro to today’s topic and guest 1:05
  • Book Art by Cecilia Levy
  • My question for you
  • HBT outro

Links used for the HBT blog post of this episode:

Photos & a video available at the HBT post for this show:

  • Video and a photo of Cecilia Levy, artist, working in her studio.
  • “Companion,” teacup and strainer, 2018.
  • “Longing," mocha set, 2020.
  • “Chapter One,” thistle, 2015.
  • “Hobo – Homeward Bound,” boots, 2012.
  • “Coltsfoot and Artichoke,” medicinal plants for a public commission, 2017.
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Apr 28, 2022
20 Podcast Promotion Tips by Fiona Livingston
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20 Podcast Promotion Tips by Fiona Livingston

#Podcasting #Publishing #SocialMedia #SelfPromotion

Got a podcast or want to start one that you want people to know about? Podcaster/blogger Fiona Livingston, a content and digital marketing specialist, has 20 ideas to promote yours. Share your thoughts, experiences, and questions by recording them on my Anchor by Spotify page — or comment at HappinessBetweenTails.com — or email me. Like what you hear? Buy me a coffee.

Time Stamps (where segments begin):

  1. HBT introduction
  2. Today’s topic and about today’s guest 1:05
  3. 20 Podcast Promotion Tips by Fiona Livingston 3:10
  4. My question for you 9:15
  5. HBT outro

Links used for the HBT blog post of this episode:

Photos available at the HBT post for this show:

  • Photo of Fiona Livingston
  • Her clever illustration of "eau de marketing.”
  • Artwork for Fiona’s arts and culture podcast, “The Culture Bar.”
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Apr 20, 2022
Call for Writers: Guest Blog Posts
373

#GuestPosts #Writing #Blogging #Podcasting

Want to be published and to have my followers meet yours? Here’s how. Share your thoughts, experiences, and questions by recording them on my Anchor by Spotify page — or comment at HappinessBetweenTails.com — or email me. Like what you hear? Buy me a coffee.

Time Stamps (where segments begin):

  • HBT introduction
  • Intro to today’s topic 1:05
  • Call for Writers: Guest Blog Posts
  • My question for you
  • HBT outro

Links used for the HBT blog post of this episode:

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Apr 13, 2022
Do It Yourself Fondant Peonies by Robbie Cheadle
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#Dessert #Authors # Food # Books #Birthdays

When her family needs to stay home more than usual, Robbie Cheadle, a South African author of a huge range of books and videos, takes care to keep things cheerful. That includes whipping up special desserts, like these fondant peonies.

How does your eating change when you need to stay home more? Share your thoughts, experiences, and questions by recording them on my Anchor by Spotify page — or comment at HappinessBetweenTails.com — or email me. Like what you hear? Buy me a coffee.

Time Stamps (where segments begin):

  • HBT introduction
  • Today’s topic and about today’s guest 1:00
  • Robbie Cheadle teaches us how to make fondant peonies 2:00
  • My question for you 6:00
  • HBT outro

Links for this episode:

Photos available at the HBT post for this show:

  • Robbie Cheadle
  • Pictures for each step to constructing these lovely edible blossoms.
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Apr 07, 2022
3 Recipes: Persian Veggie Kabobs, Tahdig, Veg Omelet
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#Cooking #Persian #HealthyEating #Recipe #Vegetarian

Looking for recipes that are tasty and easy? What are you enjoying eating lately? Here are three great ones! My husband, Khashayar, isn’t just a great vegetarian cook and baker; he’s a healthy one.

Share your thoughts, experiences, and questions by recording them on my Anchor by Spotify page — or comment at HappinessBetweenTails.com — or email me. Like what you hear? Buy me a coffee.

Time Stamps (where segments begin):

  • HBT introduction
  • Today’s topic and about today’s guest 1:00
  • 3 Recipes: Persian Veggie Kabobs, Tahdig, Veg Omelet by Khashayar
  • My question for you
  • HBT outro

Photos of these dishes are available at the HBT post for this show. Links used for the HBT blog post of this episode:

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Mar 31, 2022
Self-Publishing: It Gets Easier by Ashley L. Peterson
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#MentalHealth #Books #Authors #Publishing #SelfPublishing #GuineaPigs

Mental health nurse and author Ashley L. Peterson of Mental Health At Home dot org blogs out of Vancouver, Canada, and writes from both a personal perspective as well as that of a medical professional. She’s written a host of books on the subject.

Have you considered self-publishing, and what's your experience with publishing and building a platform? Share your thoughts, experiences, and questions by recording them on my Anchor by Spotify page — or comment at HappinessBetweenTails.com — or email me. Like what you hear? Buy me a coffee.

Time Stamps (where segments begin):

  • HBT introduction
  • Today’s topic and about today’s guest 1:05
  • Self-Publishing: It Gets Easier by Ashley L. Peterson 2:00
  • My question for you 3:30
  • HBT outro

Links used for the HBT blog post of this episode:

Photos available at the HBT posts for this show:

  • Ashley and her hard working guinea pigs.
  • Covers of her books.
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Mar 24, 2022
Focus on What You Can Do, Not What You Can’t, by Caz
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#Chronic illness #Pain #Strength #Courage #Health

Faced with challenge, it’s easy to get bogged down by what we can’t do. Caz encourages us to focus on what we can do. A blogger from England, outwardly she appears physically strong, yet inwardly she deals with chronic pain. That’s why the name of her blog is InvisiblyMe.

Are you or anyone you know challenged by invisible pain? Share your thoughts, experiences, and questions by recording them on my Anchor by Spotify page — or comment at HappinessBetweenTails.com — or email me. Like what you hear? Buy me a coffee.

Time Stamps (where segments begin):

  • HBT introduction
  • About today’s topic and guest 1:00
  • “Focus on What You Can Do, Not What You Can’t,” by Caz2:00
  • My question for you 5:00
  • HBT outro

Links for this episode:

Photos available at the HBT post for this show:

  • A photo of gorgeous sassy Caz!
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Mar 17, 2022
Self-Publishing and Thera-Piggies by Ashley L. Peterson
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#MentalHealth #Books #Authors #Publishing #Guinea Pigs

Mental health nurse and author Ashley L. Peterson of Mental Health At Home dot org blogs out of Vancouver, Canada, and writes from both a personal perspective as well as that of a medical professional. Here she talks about how her pets help her to relieve stress.

What's your best stress reliever? Share your thoughts, experiences, and questions by recording them on my Anchor by Spotify page — or comment at HappinessBetweenTails.com — or email me. Like what you hear? Buy me a coffee.

Time Stamps (where segments begin):

Time Stamps (where segments begin):

  • HBT introduction
  • Today’s topic and about today’s guest 1:00
  • Self-Publishing and Thera - Piggies: Ashley L. Peterson 2:00
  • My question for you 4:00
  • HBT outro

Links used for the HBT blog post of this episode:

Photos available at the HBT posts for this show:

  • Ashley and her guinea pigs.
  • Covers of her books.
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Mar 09, 2022
Passion at Any Age by Lee Gale Gruen
513

#Authors #Books #Writing #Aging #Acting

Do you worry that you're too old to accomplish something you 're passionate about? Lee Gale Gruen started acting, publishing books, and blogging after she retired from a career as a probation officer. Share your thoughts, experiences, and questions by recording them on my Anchor by Spotify page — or comment at HappinessBetweenTails.com — or email me. Like what you hear? Buy me a coffee.

Time Stamps (where segments begin):

  1. HBT introduction
  2. Today’s topic and about today’s guest 1:05
  3. “Passion at Any Age,” by Lee Gale Gruen
  4. My question for you
  5. HBT outro

Links used for the HBT blog post of this episode:

Photos available at the HBT post for this show:

  • Photo of Lee Gale Gruen.
  • Covers of Lee Gale Gruen’s two books: “Reinventing Yourself in Your Retirement Years: Find Joy, Excitement, and Purpose After You Retire,” and “Adventures with Dad: A Father and Daughter’s Journey Through a Senior Acting Class”
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Mar 03, 2022
My Wedding Henna + The Henna Artist's Bighearted Alka Joshi on Saris
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#Authors #Writing #India #Pro-Choice #WomensRights #DressCodes

“The Henna Artist,” by Alka Joshi is as big-hearted as the novelist! Here Alka discusses how today’s professional women of India handle dress codes.

Are dress codes unbiased where you work? Got questions, thoughts, and/or experiences to share about writing and publishing? Record them on my Anchor by Spotify page — or comment at HappinessBetweenTails.com — or email me. Like what you hear? Buy me a coffee.

Time Stamps (where segments begin):

  1. HBT introduction
  2. Today’s topic and about today’s guest 1:05
  3. Alka Joshi discusses the wearing of saris in India
  4. My question for you and episode outro
  5. HBT outro

Links used for the HBT blog post of this episode:

Photos available at the HBT post for this show:

  • Book cover of “The Henna Artist,” by Alka Joshi.
  • Screenshot of Alka lauding “Big Magic,” by Elizabeth Gilbert.
  • Photos of me, da-AL, with henna tattoos for my wedding.
  • Screenshot of Alka from her youtube channel.
  • Alka’s photos from Ansal University, just outside of New Delhi: Gurgaon's news bulletin board, students, architecture staff.
  • Alka’s photo of an architect wearing a sari.
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Feb 23, 2022
Pandemic Anxiety by da-AL + Panic Attack Rescue by Caz
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#Covid #PanicAttack #Panic #Anxiety #MentalHealth #Relaxation #Health

Have you or anyone you know experienced anxiety or panic? What helped you or them? Caz, a London blogger who worked in mental health, gives her best tips for keeping our heads during these Covid times when anxiety can do us in…

Do you or anyone you know suffer from anxiety and panic attacks? Caz, a London blogger who worked in mental health, gives her best tips for keeping our heads during these Covid times when anxiety can do us in…

Share your thoughts, experiences, and questions by recording them on my Anchor by Spotify page — or comment at HappinessBetweenTails.com — or email me. Like what you hear? Buy me a coffee.

Time Stamps (where segments begin):

  • HBT introduction
  • Today’s topic and about today’s guest 1:05
  • “How to manage panic attacks,” by Caz.
  • Windup, links, a question for you.
  • HBT outro

Links used for the HBT blog post of this episode:

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Feb 15, 2022
Novelist Alice Renaud’s COVID-19 Inspo: Animals + Publishing
518

#Authors #Writing #Publishing #Creativity #Covid-19 #Animals

Staying home, as well as animals, inspire fantasy romance author Alice Renaud, a Londoner. Here she also details how she published her award-winning books! How's your creativity going? Share your thoughts, and questions. Record them on my Anchor by Spotify page — or comment at HappinessBetweenTails.com — or email me. Like what you hear? Buy me a coffee.

Time Stamps (where segments begin):

  1. HBT introduction
  2. Today’s topic and about today’s guest 1:05
  3. Alice Renaud discusses what inspires her writing
  4. My question for you
  5. HBT outro

Links used for the HBT blog post of this episode:

Photos at the HBT blog post for this show:

  • Portrait of Alice Renaud.
  • Alice’s photo of an amazing red butterfly.
  • Tabitha, Alice’s aunt’s tabby, staring at the neighbour’s feline.
  • Cover of Alice’s “Mermaids Marry in Green; a Sea of Love Novel.”
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Feb 09, 2022
Book Reviews + Writing + COVID-19: I’m Better
500

#Books #Reading #Writing #COVID-19 #Authors #Reviews

Getting sick with COVID-19, the quarantines, and my scaled down lifestyle that resulted have lent me more time to read and write book reviews. In this episode, I critique:

1. Earthlings: A Novel by Sayaka Murata.

2. Friendshipping: The Art of Finding Friends, Being Friends, and Keeping Friends by Jenn Bane and Trin Garritano.

3. The Listening Path: the Creative Art of Attention by Julia Cameron.

4. The 90-Day Novel: Unlock the Story Within by Alan Watt.

What are you reading or writing lately? Share your thoughts, experiences, and questions by recording them on my Anchor by Spotify page — or comment at HappinessBetweenTails.com — or email me. Like what you hear? Buy me a coffee.

Time Stamps (where segments begin):

  • HBT introduction
  • Today’s topic 1:05
  • My question for you
  • HBT outro

Links used for the HBT blog post of this episode:

- Original blog post for this episode at Happiness Between Tails.

Photos available at the HBT post for this show:

  • Covers for each of the books I review here.
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Feb 03, 2022
Making Music Blind During Covid by Noé Socha
453

#COVID-19 #Musicians #Creativity #Disabilities

Did Covid impact your creativity? Noé Socha, a musician, discusses how being blind makes navigating lockdowns especially difficult. Record your questions, thoughts, and/or experiences on my Anchor by Spotify page — or comment at HappinessBetweenTails.com — or email me. Like what you hear? Buy me a coffee.

Time Stamps (where segments begin):

  1. HBT introduction
  2. Today’s topic and about today’s guest 1:05
  3. “My Experience as a Blind Musician During Covid,” by Noehh Socha
  4. My question for you and outro
  5. HBT outro

Links used for the HBT blog post of this episode:

Photos available at the HBT post for this show:

  • Photo of Noé playing music.
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Jan 26, 2022
From Novel to Big Screen: how Gabriel Constans turns books into movies!
490

#Novels #Movies #Authors #Screenwriters

Want to know what it’s like to complete a book and then see it made into a Hollywood production-type of film? I’d love to see the novel I’m working on “Flamenco & the Sitting Cat” as a film. Here’s Gabriel Constans, who made his book into a film. Got questions, thoughts, and/or experiences to share about writing and publishing? Record them on my Anchor by Spotify page — or comment at HappinessBetweenTails.com — or email me. Like what you hear? Buy me a coffee.

Time Stamps (where segments begin):

  1. HBT introduction
  2. Today’s topic and about today’s guest 1:05
  3. Gabriel Constans on making his book into a movie 3:14
  4. My question for you 6:00
  5. HBT outro

Links referred to in this episode:

Photos available at the blog version of this show:

  • Cover of “Buddha’s Wife” by Gabriel Constans.
  • Photo of Gabriel Constans.
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Jan 19, 2022
Novelist Jacqueline Diamond Published 100+ Books!
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#Authors #NovelWriting #Reading #Animals #Books #Fiction #Romance

Award-winning author Jacqueline Diamond has published over a hundred books: mystery, non-fiction, romance for all ages, historical, and modern. What fiction are you reading at the moment?

Share your thoughts, experiences, and questions by recording them on my Anchor by Spotify page — or comment at HappinessBetweenTails.com — or email me. Like what you hear? Buy me a coffee.

The original Happiness Between Tails blog post (H-E-R-E) that goes with this episode includes all the links below and photos:

Time Stamps (where segments begin):

1) HBT introduction

2) da-AL discusses today’s topic and tells a bit about today’s guest 1:07

3) Jacqueline Diamond discusses how animals figure into her novels 2:30

4) This episode’s question with info on how to comment and learn more 4:41

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Jan 12, 2022
Author Reality + Charles Sterling on Marketing and Author Platform
863

#Authors #Books #SelfPublishing #SerializedDrama #StoryTelling

Marketing, building a platform as a writer… There’s more to being a novelist than most people assume. Many successful authors started out serializing chapters in newspapers and blogs. What are your thoughts on selling books? Got questions, thoughts, and/or experiences to share about writing and publishing? Record them on my Anchor by Spotify page — or comment at HappinessBetweenTails.com — or email me.

Time Stamps (where segments begin):

  1. HBT introduction
  2. Some of my findings on authors who start by serializing their books and a little about today’s guest 1:05
  3. Charles Sterling on Marketing and Author Platform 4:45
  4. My question for you 12:20
  5. HBT outro

Photos available at the blog version of this show:

Charles’ artful self-portraits

Links referred to in this episode:

Happiness Between original blog post for this episode.

Author Charles Sterling, this episode’s guest.

About the novesl I'm writing.

Wikipedia on madeleines that writer Marcel Proust used as analyze memory.

Wikipedia on Charles Dickens who serialized.

Wikipedia on Helen Fielding' and her orignially serialized, “Bridget Jones’s Diary”.

Wikipedia on Armistead Maupin and his newspaper serialized “Tales of the City”.

E. L. James, began her “Fifty Shades of Grey” as a blog.

Julie Powell blogged “Julie and Julia” into a book, then movie.

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Jan 06, 2022
Cool Doggie Days + Lillian Brummet’s Leeks Recipe
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#Authors #Books #Cooking #Veggies #Photography #Gardening #Pets #Dogs #MonarchButterflies #Butterflies #Recipes

Hungry? Backyard fruits and veggies are the best. Lillian Brummet, a blogger from Canada who’s written many books, says hot weather means leek season. Here’s her recipe for “Leek n’ Mushroom Bundles.” What are you hungry for these days?

Share your thoughts, experiences, and questions by recording them on my Anchor by Spotify page — or comment at HappinessBetweenTails.com — or email me. Like what you hear? Buy me a coffee.

Time Stamps (where segments begin):

  1. HBT introduction 1:00
  2. Today’s topic and about today’s guest 2:05
  3. Lillian Brummet’s “Leek n’ Onion Bundles” recipe 4:18
  4. My question for you 6:28
  5. HBT outro

Photos available at the blog version (H-E-R-E) of this show:

  • Serendipitous photos of shadows and beautiful Los Angeles blue sky.
  • Closeup of green onion flower.
  • Lillian and Dave Brummet

Links referred to in this episode:

About the novels I'm writing.

Video of K-D dog serenading.

About monarch butterflies.

A wild PBS video about monarch butterflies.

Recipes by Khashayar for Happiness Between Tails: a great hot soup, a crunchy salad, a fruity dessert and a carrot cake, an entree, and this appetizer and this one.

Lillian Brummet's site with info about her, including her books.

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Dec 22, 2021
The Hidden Life of, “Vanished,” a novel by Mark Bierman
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The Hidden Life of “Vanished,” a novel by Mark Bierman

#Authors #Books #HumanTrafficking #Haiti #Writing #Canada

Ever feel like your attempt to help the world is insignificant? When Mark Bierman, an author/blogger from Ontario began writing an action/thriller, he found that his subject ran deeper and broader than human trafficking. Within the ugly side to it, he discovered a positive message.

Do you believe a book can evolve beyond the author’s original dream for it? Your questions, thoughts, and/or experiences are welcome here. Record them on my Anchor by Spotify page — or comment at HappinessBetweenTails.com — or email me. Like what you hear? Buy me a coffee.

Time Stamps (where segments begin):

  1. HBT introduction 1:00
  2. Today’s topic and about today’s guest 1:05
  3. The Hidden Life of “Vanished,” a novel by Mark Bierman 3:18
  4. My question for you 7:25
  5. HBT outro

Links used for the HBT blog post of this episode:

Photos available at the HBT post for this show:

  • Cover of “Vanished,” by Mark Bierman
  • Photo of Mark.
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Dec 16, 2021
Pro-Choice: what being it actually means, by K E Garland
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#ProChoice #Abortion #Women #EqualRights #Laws

When were you challenged to make a pivotal decision only you ought to have decided? In sharing her personal story, author/blogger K E Garland shows how being Pro-Choice isn’t about deciding to bear a child. It’s about whether you’d want others, namely your government, to decide for you. Got questions, thoughts, and/or experiences to share? Record them on my Anchor by Spotify page — or comment at HappinessBetweenTails.com — or email me. Like what you hear? Buy me a coffee.

Time Stamps (where segments begin):

  1. HBT introduction
  2. Today’s topic and about today’s guest 1:05
  3. K E Garland on “What it Actually Means to be Pro-Choice”
  4. My question for you: When were you challenged to make a pivotal decision only you ought to have decided?
  5. HBT outro

Links used for the HBT blog post of this episode, in order of appearance:

Photos available at the HBT blog site for this show:

  • Photo of K E Garland.
  • Covers of books she’s written and published.
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Dec 09, 2021
Transgender Rights, Coyotes, Girl Scouts, and Gaslighting
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#Transgender #Coyotes #Coyotes #GirlScouts #Gaslighting (Thanks for the photo, Magda Ehlers from Pexels)

Girl Scouts turned away a $100,000 donation because the money came with a stipulation that the organization wouldn’t be allowed to help anyone who is transgender — better still, they collected $250,000 from people who were overjoyed by their integrity! In this interview, a couple of scouts work hard for their community…

Growing up, did you join youth groups? How many homes did you reside in and schools did you attend? Speaking your truth combats gaslighting. 

Share your thoughts, experiences, and questions by recording them on my Anchor by Spotify page — or comment at HappinessBetweenTails.com — or email me. Like what you hear? Buy me a coffee.

Links for this episode:

Time Stamps (where segments begin):

1) Happiness Between Tails intro

2) da-AL chats about today’s topic and a little about today’s guests 2:00

3) Girl Scouts guests, Ava and Jamie 5:30

4) This episode’s question with info on how to comment and learn more about Jamie, Ava, and da-AL 12

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Dec 02, 2021
Ableism: Discrimination Against Disabled People by The Wheelchair Teen
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#Ableism #Disability #Teens #Blogging #Girls #Black #Media #InspirationPorn

Inspiration porn: How much do you know about real, everyday people with disabilities? Do you see them praised for doing basically nothing? What do you think about media depictions of disabled people? Comment at HappinessBetweenTails.com — or email me.

Time Stamps (where segments begin):

  1. HBT introduction
  2. Today’s topic and about today’s guest 1:05
  3. Ableism: Discrimination Against Disabled People by The Wheelchair Teen 1:55
  4. My question for you 12:50
  5. HBT outro

Links referred to in this episode:

Happiness Between Tails blog post for this episode.

The Wheelchair Teen – My life as a black, disabled teenager.

The Wheelchair Teen’s research citation

Photos available at the blog version of this show:

  • The Wheelchair Teen in her wheelchair, her wheels, giving a presentation about disabilities to children at a primary school, with her hand over her mouth and the words: “Stop stifling disabled voices in media” on them, and The Disabled Teen having fun in front of a carnival wall.
  • Artwork for a disabled character she created for a comic.
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Nov 25, 2021
Willow Croft on Writing and Animals
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#Animals #Writing #Authors

Poet/blogger/speculative and horror fiction author Willow Croft tells how her writing and love of animals merge.

How do animals figure into your love of reading and/or writing? Record your thoughts on my podcast page on my Anchor by Spotify page — or comment at HappinessBetweenTails.com — or email me. Like what you hear? Buy Me a Coffee.

Visit this show’s original blog post for links and photos of Willow Croft’s book and cat.

Time Stamps (where segments begin):

Happiness Between Tails introduction

da-AL discusses today’s guest 2:00

Willow Croft on writing and animals 2:20

A question for you 14:00

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Nov 17, 2021
Trailer: Happiness Between Tails by da-AL
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HBT speaks to and from the heart. Like its sister blog, HBT also connects book lovers and writers who'll enjoy the novels I’m drafting, which will soon become podcasts I will totally narrate. “Flamenco + the Sitting Cat" and “Tango + the Sitting Cat” are my love letters to all who fear they're too old, too damaged, too whatever to find love and happiness with or without a partner.

HappinessBetweenTails.com • ContactdaAL@gmail.com • Like what you hear? Click h-e-r-e to buy me a coffee.

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Nov 12, 2021
1st podcast!! + D. Sharpe’s Sci-Fi “Another Day in the Twilight Zone”
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#ShortStories #Podcasting #Novels #WritingLife #Authors #Drama

This very first experimental installment premiered during the early days of the first COVID-19 lockdown in Los Angeles. First it discusses podcasting, then Dwayne Sharpe reads his sci-fi short story, “Another Day in the Twilight Zone.” As always, I welcome your insights and questions. Record them at my Anchor site — or comment at HappinessBetweenTails.com — or email me.

Links referred to in this episode:

Video version of this episode.

Blog post with this episode in text form.

This episode first resided here at Podbean, a podcast host.

A Happiness Between Tails blog post where I sing public library praises and another one here.

A video with my honey and a super cute baby chick in New Zealand, and this amazing cat video I made in Spain.

Get Dwayne Sharpe’s books, "Thomas' 100 Cat Tales” and “Blaze Mysteries,” here. He also enjoys geocaching, which you can learn about here and here.)

Los Angeles County Library

Virtual writing groups offered through Shut Up & Write.

Photos available at the blog version of this show:

Dwayne Sharpe, the cover of his book, “Thomas’ 100 Cat Tales,” and the cover of another of his books “Blaze Mysteries.”

Time Stamps (where segments begin):

1) Happiness Between Tails intro

2) Background info about today’s show 1:09

3) How I started this show and about today’s guest 1:59

4) Dwayne Sharpe's Sci-Fi, "Another Day in the Twilight Zone” 4:49

5) Happiness Between Tails outro 7:53

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Nov 10, 2021
Imagining a New Place by novelist Chris Hall + Me and COVID
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#Authors #Writing #WorldBuilding #SouthAfrica

Have you ever created a new world? In this episode, author/blogger Chris Hall describes herself as “a compulsive story-teller, cat slave and hen keeper.” Record your thoughts, experiences, and qustions on my Anchor by Spotify page — or comment at HappinessBetweenTails.com — or email me. Like what you hear? Buy me a coffee.

Time Stamps (where segments begin):

  1. HBT introduction
  2. Today’s topics and about today’s guest 1:05
  3. “Imagining a New Place” by novelist Chris Hall
  4. My question for you 5:28
  5. HBT outro

Links used for the HBT blog post of this episode:

Photos available at the HBT post for this show:

  • Photo of the riverside where by Chris Hall began writing her book, "Song of the Sea Goddess.”
  • Photo of Chris Hall.
  • Photo of Chris’s kitty, Luna.
  • Photo of Chris’s book, “Song of the Sea Goddess”vg83yt618kz6sxYKe9w7x3vwvtkox1p4rpaz51
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Nov 05, 2021
COVID Hair n Writing Life + Pamela S. Wight on Flash Memoirs
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#COVID19 #Authors #Memoire #Writing #Books #Gardening #Hair

Writing life, gardening, and COVID-19 hair. Pamela S. Wight discusses her flash memoire and getting published. How long did your hair grow during the quarantine? Share your thoughts and questions by recording them here — or comment at HappinessBetweenTails.com — or email me.

Time Stamps (where segments begin):

  1. HBT introduction
  2. Today’s topic and about today’s guest 1:05
  3. Pamela S. Wight on her flash memoir and publishing 3:35
  4. My windup with a question for you 9:10
  5. HBT outro

Photos available at the blog version of this show:

  • Photo of K-D doggie, and me with post-quarantine long turquoise-ish hair.
  • Me before long hair.
  • USMC revolving clicker pen my friend gifted me.
  • Fruits from our garden: kumquats, tomatoes, figs.
  • Pamela S. Wight, author, with her two beautiful dogs.
  • Cover of her book, “Flashes of Life.”

Links referred to in this episode:

About the novels I’m writing

Another blog post about my gardening.

What figeater beetles are.

Books I like at my Goodreads page.

Another guest blog post by Pamela S. Wight.

Pamela's site with all her links and books.

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Oct 29, 2021
Carrot Delight Cake: a Healthier Recipe by Khashayar
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#Cooking #COVID-19 #Dessert #Baking #Recipe #Vegetarian

Original blog post for this episode is at HappinessBetweenTails.com -- there you'll find the complete recipe, including the list of ingredients.

Got a fave dessert with an even better healthier version than the original recipe? My husband, Khashayar, isn’t just a great vegetarian cook and baker; he’s a healthy one. Share your thoughts, experiences, and questions by recording them on my Anchor by Spotify page — or comment at HappinessBetweenTails.com — or email me. Like what you hear? Buy me a coffee.

Time Stamps (approximations of where segments begin may vary due to sponsorship mentions):

  • HBT introduction Today’s topic and about today’s guest 1:05
  • Carrot Delight Cake: a Healthier Recipe by Khashayar 1:05
  • My question for you and outro 3:30
  • HBT outro Links used for the HBT blog post of this episode:

More of Khashayar’s vegetarian recipes, such as a great hot soup, a crunchy salad, a fruity dessert, an entree, and this appetizer, and this one — and more at HappinessBetweenTalis.com! See a photo of a delicious slice of Khashayar’s healthy carrot cake at the original Happiness Between Tails post for this show.

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Oct 21, 2021
X me + Publishing: Judith Barrow’s Traditional
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#Authors #WritingLife #Books #Novels #Labels #LatinX

What method do you use to write? And do you have labels you like to go by? Judith Barrow published many books and blogs from West Wales, England.

Share your thoughts, experiences, and questions by recording them on my Anchor by Spotify page — or comment at HappinessBetweenTails.com — or email me. Like what you hear? Buy me a coffee.

Time Stamps (these are approximations due to whether ads play during show):

  • HBT introduction
  • Today’s topic and about today’s guest 1:05
  • Judith Barrow on How She Publishes and Writes 6:05
  • My question for you 18:15
  • HBT outro 18:40

Links at HappinessBetweenTails.com blog post of this episode:

Photos at the blog post this podcast episode reads from:

  • Judith Barrow
  • Some of her book covers
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Oct 14, 2021
Writing & Self-Publishing in South India: Nadira Cotticollan
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#NovelWriting #SelfPublishing #Authors #India

What’s your experience with buying or publishing self-published novels? Got questions, thoughts, and/or experiences to share about writing and publishing? Record them on my Anchor by Spotify page — or comment at HappinessBetweenTails.com — or email me.

Extended version of this episode, including photos and links, at: HappinessBetweenTails.com

Time Stamps (these are approximations due to whether ads play during show):

  • Happiness Between Tails introduction
  • da-AL discusses today’s topic and tells a bit about today’s guest 1:07
  • Nadira Cotticollan shares her experience 2:06
  • This episode’s question with info on how to comment, and learn more about Nadira and da-AL 7:07
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Oct 01, 2021
Adulting + Why Darlene Foster Writes For Children
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#Authors #Compassion #Childhood #Families #Publishing

When did you become an adult? And do you read young adult fiction? And why are young adult novels popular with all ages? Here I discuss when I turned 18 and my parents shook my hand and left me. Darlene Foster talks about her books for kids and how she got published. Share your thoughts, experiences, and questions by recording them on my Anchor by Spotify page — or comment at HappinessBetweenTails.com — or email me. Like what you hear? Buy me a coffee.

Time Stamps (these are approximations due to whether ads play during show):

  • HBT introduction
  • My adulting and about writer Darlene Foster 1:05
  • Why Darlene Foster Writes For Children 4:50
  • My question for you 10:00
  • HBT outro

Links:

Photos available at the original blog post for this episode at Happiness Between Tails:

  • Photos of Darlene Foster and her books.
  • Photos and videos of our drive down Pacific Coast Highway, from San Jose to Los Angeles.
  • Photo of my dear doggie getting a chest rub.
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Sep 23, 2021
Teaser: Happiness Between Tails
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HBT speaks to and from the heart. Like its sister blog, HBT also connects book lovers and writers who'll enjoy the novels I’m drafting, which will soon become podcasts I will totally narrate. “Flamenco + the Sitting Cat" and “Tango + the Sitting Cat” are my love letters to all who fear they're too old, too damaged, too whatever to find love and happiness with or without a partner.

HappinessBetweenTails.comContactdaAL@gmail.com Like what you hear? Click h-e-r-e to buy me a coffee.

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Sep 16, 2021