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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.

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Happiness Between Tails 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

    Sweet Potato Frittata Recipe by Khashayar Parsi

    Sweet Potato Frittata Recipe by Khashayar Parsi

    #Recipes #Health #Eating #Food #Vegetarian
    Do you mostly eat in or out? 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
    Sweet Potato Veg Frittata Recipe by Khashayar Parsi
    My question for you
    HBT outro

    Check out the Happiness Between Tails blog post for this show to see the recipe and step-by-step photos.

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    • 5 min
    My Wedding Henna + The Henna Artist's Bighearted Alka Joshi on Saris

    My Wedding Henna + The Henna Artist's Bighearted Alka Joshi on Saris

    #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.
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    Time Stamps (where segments begin):

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

    Links used for the HBT blog post of this episode:

    Original blog post for this episode.
    Alka Joshi's website and Youtube channel.
    About the books I'm writing.
    Chris Miller, the super-talented photographer and her Instagram.

    Photos available at the HBT post for this show:

    Book cover of “The Henna Artist,” by Alka Joshi.
    Photos of me, da-AL, with henna tattoos for my wedding.
    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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    • 10 min
    The Hidden Life of, “Vanished,” a novel by Mark Bierman

    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 to write an action/thriller, he found his subject ran deeper and broader than human trafficking. Within the horror, he discovered a message of hope.

    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.

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    Time Stamps:

    HBT introduction 1:00

    Today’s topic and about today’s guest 1:05

    The Hidden Life of “Vanished,” a novel by Mark Bierman 3:18

    My question for you 7:25

    HBT outro

    Links used for the HBT blog post of this episode:

    The blog post for this episode includes photos and links to more info.

    Blogger/author Mark Bierman’s site includes his contact and book info.

    My own literary-novel-in-progress, “Flamenco & the Sitting Cat,” is a love letter to all who believe they’re too old, young, broken, lost, too whatever for love.


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    • 11 min
    Pronouns by Suzanne Craig-Whytock

    Pronouns by Suzanne Craig-Whytock

    #Authors #Pronouns #Gender #Individuality #Writing #Grammar

    What’s your pronoun? Canadian author/blogger Suzanne Craig-Whytock, who uses she and her, discusses pronouns from the standpoint of someone who is smart and funny, as well as who earned an Honours B.A. in English Language and Literature, and worked as an English teacher for almost 25 years. 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 at http://buymeacoffee.com/SupportHBT

    Time Stamps (where segments begin):


    HBT introduction
    Intro to today’s topic and guest 1:05
    Pronouns by Suzanne Craig-Whytock
    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.
    Canadian author/blogger Suzanne Craig-Whytock and her books.
    Another guest post she did for Happiness Between Tails.
    Rick Steves’ book, “Travel as a Political Act.”
    This link and this one to documentaries I’ve produced.
    Another post where I wrote a bit about pronouns.

    Photos available at the HBT post for this show:


    Photo of author/blogger Suzanne Craig-Whytock.


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    • 12 min
    Hope for the Future by David Hunt

    Hope for the Future by David Hunt

    #AIDS #Health #History #CDC #LGBTQ+

    What do know about when AIDS was first diagnosed in the early 1980s? David Hunt, a radio journalist at the time, shares his experiences. 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 at http://buymeacoffee.com/SupportHBT

    Time Stamps (where segments begin):


    HBT introduction
    Intro to today’s topic and guest 1:05
    Hope for the Future by David Hunt
    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.
    About my own novels in progress.
    David Hunt’s website

    Check out the Happiness Between Tails blog post for this show to see a still from the video that David and I produced.


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    • 5 min
    Writing/Cleaning + Miss Bekah’s Growth/Change

    Writing/Cleaning + Miss Bekah’s Growth/Change

    #SelfImprovement #Books #Fiction #Pets #Blogging
    Are there things in your life you’re working hard to change? Miss Bekah runs two blogs to help readers find their best selves and to follow a healthy vegan lifestyle. 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. buymeacoffee.com/SupportHBT
    Time Stamps (where segments begin):

    HBT introduction
    Intro to today’s topic and guest 1:05
    Writing/Cleaning + Miss Bekah's Growth/Change
    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.
    About my own novels in progress.
    Rebekah of MissBekah Productions

    Photos available at the HBT post for this show:

    Miss Bekah
    A photo by Miss Bekah.
    Book covers of books I reviewed.
    A photo of my dear doggie.


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    • 15 min

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