Rendezvous With A Writer Podcast

Hosts OutWest Shop’s Bobbi Jean Bell and Jim Bell chat LIVE with creators of the written word including authors, songwriters, and poets. Unscripted. Entertaining. Informative. Tune in to enjoy live conversation with their guests about their latest project and their creative process. Supporters of the wordsmith are included too like literary agents, publicists, publishers and more. To inquire about appearing on the broadcast: bobbijeanbell@gmail.com

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3 days ago


GARDENS, GRANDMOTHERS, AND GREAT STORYTELLING!Hosts Bobbi Jean and Jim Bell rendezvous with author Gina L. Carroll.  Once we read page one, we couldn't put down this wonderful newly released title, THE GRANDEST GARDEN. The storyline, the characters, the gardens, and the relationships captured my full attention and wouldn't let me go. What's Bella going to do next? Will she have her first art photography exhibition at the Herman Gallery, as promised, in Midtown Manhattan? And what about the amazing men she meets...Dorian, Drip, Brad and more? What a story!!
We are excited to be joined by GINA L. CARROLL, the author of The Grandest Garden published by SparkPress.ABOUT THE BOOKBella Fontaine is on her own. Fresh out of college and with the winnings from her first international photography competition, she decides to leave Los Angeles to forge a new life in New York City. But will she be able to overcome the trauma of her childhood and her break from home to make it as a successful artist and professional photographer in a new city? Or will her secrets catch up with her and keep her from developing the relationships she needs to make her dreams come true? JOIN US! Hosts - Jim and Bobbi Jean Bell Opening and Closing Music - Hot Texas courtesy of Hot Texas Swing Band Sponsored by Blue Cottage Agency and  OutWest Shop  Shop ALL Rendezvous With A Writer book titles HERE Aired July 18, 2024

Friday Jul 12, 2024

THE MAKING OF THREE CLASSIC WESTERN FILMSHosts Bobbi Jean and Jim Bell rendezvous with two Western film experts! Joining us are Michael F. Blake, author of The Cavalry Trilogy: John Ford, John Wayne and the Making of Three Classic Westerns, and Henry C. Parke, Film Editor for True West Magazine. This is a great discussion about the making of Western films including both Henry's and Michael's response to the new Kevin Costner film Horizon: An American Saga. Then we move into an in-depth look at Michael's recently published book -The Cavalry Trilogy: John Ford, John Wayne, and the Making of Three Classic Westerns. Michael takes us deep into the backstories and actual filming of Fort Apache, She Wore A Yellow Ribbon, and Rio Grande. Our recommendation? Do what we did. Read the book. Watch each film with the book at hand. Michael's research and riveting prose will allow you to enjoy these three films in a new, fresh way! Hosts - Jim and Bobbi Jean Bell Opening and Closing Music - Hot Texas courtesy of Hot Texas Swing Band Sponsored by Blue Cottage Agency and  OutWest Shop  Shop ALL Rendezvous With A Writer book titles HERE Aired July 11, 2024

#92 Guest Author Helen F. Wand

Saturday Jul 06, 2024

Saturday Jul 06, 2024

THE YEAR IS 1897Hosts Bobbi Jean and Jim Bell kick-off July with historical fiction author Helen F. Wand. Her most recent title. ECHOES OF FORGOTTEN PLACES is a Will Rogers Medallion Award Finalist! We found it an engaging read and a fun interview with Helen! The year is 1897. Julianna Lampert and her eight children depend on the family working the farm—recently cleared soil on land so rugged and windswept it defies their very existence. Join the family’s journey, from grieving their father’s passing and the death of their baby brother, to the arrival of Frank, who strikes a bargain with Julianna, a widow desperate to save her homestead. Follow the Lampert family and their neighbors into the twentieth century, amidst a tragic drowning, disastrous blizzard, and a fire that demolishes a town—devastations tempered with romance and marriage. All the while, their remote, isolated Pleasant View community is transformed: brought into the modern era by the horseless carriage, telephone, women’s right to vote—and the neighbor’s still. Hosts - Jim and Bobbi Jean Bell Opening and Closing Music - Hot Texas courtesy of Hot Texas Swing Band Sponsored by Blue Cottage Agency and  OutWest Shop  Shop ALL Rendezvous With A Writer book titles HERE Aired July 4, 2024

#91 Guest Author Mike Trigg

Friday Jun 28, 2024

Friday Jun 28, 2024


WHAT IF YOUR SOCIAL MEDIA ADDICTION JEOPARDIZED THE PERSON YOU LOVE?
Hosts Bobbi Jean and Jim Bell wrap up June with this riveting read by author Mike Trigg, BURNER. You won't want to miss this episode!
Inspired by the explosive events of our polarized political climate, BURNER is an all-too plausible contemporary thriller that examines the social and personal consequences of the lost sense of identity, trust, and truth itself that characterizes our technology-obsessed culture.
Shane Stoller has just been arrested for domestic terrorism, accused of being the mastermind behind the online profile Burner_911—the anonymous leader of a massive populist movement. Chloe Corbin has just been abducted by Burner_911’s followers in a lawless uprising on the streets of San Francisco, targeted as the socialite daughter of a tech billionaire. What nobody knows is that Shane and Chloe are secretly in love despite coming from opposite worlds.
 
Part tragic love story, part mind-bending psychological thriller, BURNER dives headfirst into the modern zeitgeist of politically motivated disinformation, toxic internet subcultures, and our continuing need for belonging, purpose, and love in an age of distorted online personas. The BIG Question is...CAN THIS REALLY HAPPEN?? We ask Mike Trigg, tune in for his answer!Hosts - Jim and Bobbi Jean Bell Opening and Closing Music - Hot Texas courtesy of Hot Texas Swing Band Sponsored by Blue Cottage Agency and  OutWest Shop  Shop ALL Rendezvous With A Writer book titles HERE Aired June 27, 2024

Thursday Jun 27, 2024

TWO AWARD-WINNERS RENDEZVOUS! Award-winning poet Guest Host TOM SWEARINGEN and his Guest award-winning author ROD MILLER enjoy talking about Rod's writing career and his most recent titles. Rod entertains us with backstories of his three most recent books and an upcoming new series. Tune in for this engaging conversation between two award-winning writers! Hosts - Jim and Bobbi Jean Bell Guest Host - Tom SwearingenOpening and Closing Music - Hot Texas courtesy of Hot Texas Swing Band Sponsored by Blue Cottage Agency and  OutWest Shop  Shop ALL Rendezvous With A Writer book titles HERE Aired June 20, 2024

Friday Jun 14, 2024

Two Women Are Determined to Make It In A Man's WorldAward-winning author, Kimberly Burns, joins hosts Bobbi Jean and Jim Bell to chat about her two historical fiction books. THE MRS. TABOR and THE REDEMPTION OF MATTIE SILKS. Tune in for an informative and engaging conversation about these two Western women and the way they chose to "make it in a man's world" - 1890's Denver and beyond. Both books are based on true stories. Baby Doe (Mrs. Tabor) seeks her fortune the best way she knows how-marrying a rich man. Madam Mattie Silks makes her fortune catering to Colorado’s gold and silver millionaires. We talk in-depth about Kimberly's research, the lives of these two women, the similarities between "then and now," and why historical fiction is an important genre. Hosts - Jim and Bobbi Jean Bell Opening and Closing Music - Hot Texas courtesy of Hot Texas Swing Band Sponsored by Blue Cottage Agency and  OutWest Shop  Shop ALL Rendezvous With A Writer book titles HERE Aired June 13, 2024
 

Friday Jun 07, 2024

THE WAYS OF WATERAward-winning author, Teresa H. Janssen, joins hosts Bobbi Jean and Jim Bell in an engaging conversation about her debut title The Ways Of Water.  Among many topics, we chatted about her writing process, her joyful experience accepting a major award, and the back story to this memorable book. About The Book:
This coming-of-age novel takes the reader on an unforgettable journey with a young woman whose life is shaken by world events—economic boom-and-bust, world war, and pandemic. Set in the early twentieth-century Southwest, where water means everything, it is a poignant testament to the meaning of family and the strength of the human spirit. Find out more at https://www.teresahjanssen.com/Hosts - Jim and Bobbi Jean Bell Opening and Closing Music - Hot Texas courtesy of Hot Texas Swing Band Sponsored by Blue Cottage Agency and  OutWest Shop  Shop ALL Rendezvous With A Writer book titles HERE Aired June 6, 2024

Friday May 31, 2024


DO YOU REMEMBER YOUR FIRST LOVE?
We read Anne Schroeder's new release, CROSSROADS IN CASA CORTE and we are eager to talk about it with the author! The owner of "Esquivel's" cantina challenges his 7 customers to each share the memory of his first love. Believing no man forgets his first love - he offers "A free drink to any man convinces me this is not true."Dear Reader, the men share their stories in ways you will not forget! --- Bobbi and JimAbout "Crossroads In Casa Corte"
It is a passionate tale of change and redemption... unfolding against a backdrop that spans Zihuantanejo, Mexico City, the Arizona border, and California. "Crossroads in Casa Corte" gracefully navigates multiple storylines, embarking on a journey of one’s willingness to change in the name of inner peace. Hosts - Jim and Bobbi Jean Bell Opening and Closing Music - Hot Texas courtesy of Hot Texas Swing Band Sponsored by Blue Cottage Agency and  OutWest Shop  Shop ALL Rendezvous With A Writer book titles HERE Aired May 30, 2024

#86 Guest Author Adam Sikes

Friday May 24, 2024

Friday May 24, 2024

RIPPED FROM THE HEADLINES!
Just turned the last page of THE UNDERHANDED...what an Espionage Thriller! As one expects...twists and turns, unexpected events, heart pounding action, and Jim heard me often say, "WHAT?!!" and "OH NO, NOT POSSIBLE!" Eager to begin Adam Sike's first novel, LANDSLIDE!
That's what hosts Bobbi Jean and Jim Bell talked about this week with thriller author ADAM SIKES! We are drawn in by his books, The Underhanded and Landslide, 
you should be reading them NOW!Hosts - Jim and Bobbi Jean Bell Opening and Closing Music - Hot Texas courtesy of Hot Texas Swing Band Sponsored by OutWest Shop Shop ALL Rendezvous With A Writer book titles HERE Aired May 23, 2024

Friday May 17, 2024

LET'S RODEO!
Our special guest author, JIM OVERSTREET, knows ranching and rodeo life first hand and writes about them with both authority and love. We talk about his first two Contemporary Westerns - A MONTANA RIVALRY and A MONTANA INHERITANCE both part of his RODEO IN THE BLOOD Series. Meet rivals Rusty and Warren, enemies for life. Then add a girl,  a ranch, horses, steers, and rodeos...there's a lot happening! Hosts - Jim and Bobbi Jean Bell Opening and Closing Music - Hot Texas courtesy of Hot Texas Swing Band Sponsored by OutWest Shop Shop ALL Rendezvous With A Writer book titles HERE Aired May 16, 2024

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