We are a conglomerate of artisy-types that are looking to share the work of trending new writers with the world. We seek to elevate writing that takes risks and challenges perceptions; writing that lingers and haunts long after the last line.
These podcasts are interviews with those published in our literary magazine and contributors to our quarterly publication.
You can find us at: https://thegoodlifereview.com
BONUS Karen Gettert Shoemaker- Flash Fiction
In this week's episode we interview Karen Gettert Shoemaker. Karen writes fiction, nonfiction, poetry, book reviews, journal entries, and endless lists. Her most recent work, a reflection on the role of ordinary people during a pandemic, was published in the New York Times in 2020. Her novel, The Meaning of Names, was selected for the One Book One Nebraska statewide reading program in 2016 and the Omaha Reads community reading program in 2014. It was republished in China in 2020. Her award-winning short story collection, Night Sounds and Other Stories, was published in the US in 2002, and republished in the United Kingdom in 2006. Her work has been published in the London Times, Prairie Schooner, South Dakota Review, and included in a variety of anthologies of poetry and fiction.
She is the founder and director of Larksong Writers’ Place, a nonprofit organization offering independent writing workshops, manuscript consulting, and community-building for aspiring writers. She is also a writing mentor with the University of Nebraska at Omaha’s MFA in Writing Program.
3.8 Bryan Starchman Flash Non-Fiction
BRYAN STARCHMAN is an author, published playwright, and educator living in San Francisco, California. His plays have been produced over 3000 times in all 50 states and 10 countries. In the past year his short fiction has been featured in The Saturday Evening Post and in the literary magazines After Dinner Conversation, In Parentheses, Scribble, Apracity, Avalon Literary Review and Litro. His non-fiction essays have been featured in the national print magazine ROVA and his latest book, United Scenes of America: Travel Essays in the time of COVID-19 and Other Wanderings, is now available at Amazon.com IG @Bryan.starchman
Contributions from Shyla Sheehan of the Good Life Review, interviewer for this podcast.
3.7 Katie Kalahan Flash Non-Fiction
In this week's GLR Podcast, we interviewed Katie Kalahan! Katie has an interesting writing style that fuses their love for art and words. We talk about some amazing book suggestions, menstruation, and the love-hate relationship of finishing up a thesis. Their work, "May There Always Be," along with their featured art is in Issue 3 of the Good Life Review.
Katie Kalahan says that they live and work in Seattle, but right now, they actually live in Olympia. They are pursuing an MFA in Creative Writing from the University of Washington and hold a BFA in Printmaking/Drawing and English Literature from Washington University in Saint Louis. Their work is published in The Ear, Thin Air Magazine, and Witness Magazine.
3.6 Angela Borda a.k.a Silver Webb- flash fiction
This week we interview Angela Borda, pen name Silver Webb, and talk about her love of being a full time editor. Read her work in Issue 3 of The Good Life Review Literary Magazine at https://thegoodlifereview.com/issue-three/3-flash-fiction/precipitate-by-silver-webb/ .
Silver Webb is the editor and founder of the Santa Barbara Literary Journal. Her nonfiction has been featured in Food & Home, Still Arts Quarterly, The Pacifica Post, and other websites. Her fiction and poems have been accepted by Peregrine, Burgeon, Danse Macabre, Underwood, and Pink Panther, as well as the anthologies The Tertiary Lodger, Delirium Corridor, and Running Wild. She has participated as a panelist at the Santa Barbara Writer’s Conference and the Santa Barbara Library Local Authors Day. You can find more details at silverwebb.com and santabarbaraliteraryjournal.com.
3.5 David Hogan- Screen & Stage
This podcast features an interview with David Hogan being interviewed with Trelana Daniel, fiction editor of the Good Life Review. While we weren’t able to capture the stage and screen on the podcast you can read it in issue three of the GLR. https://thegoodlifereview.com/issue-three/3-scripts/.
David Hogan is the author of two novels, a number of short stories and several plays. His debut novel, The Last Island, was published by Betimes Books in Dublin, Ireland. His latest novel, Hear Us Fade, will be published by Betimes Books in May, 2021. His stage plays include the GTC National New Play Initiative award-winning Capital and No Sit – No Stand – No Lie, which opened the ‘Resilience of the Spirit’ Human Rights Festival in San Diego. He has contributed to Writing.ie, Irish Central, and Points in Case and is a dual citizen of the US and Ireland.
3.4 Nicholas Cormier III- Fiction
In this week's episode Nicholas Cormier III is interviewed about his recent edition of "Passport." Him and fiction editor, Trelana Daniel, talk about mental health in the prison system, the George Floyd trials, and the inspiration behind writing about such complex systems.
We look forward to reading more of his work as Nicholas' flash fiction and short stories were accepted for publication by MAYDAY Magazine, Lolwe Magazine, and The Good Life Review.
Nicholas Cormier III is a veteran of the United States Air Force. Spent several years as an Air Traffic Controller. Graduated from the University of Texas at Arlington. Studied Art with a concentration in Film and a minor in Theatre. Holds a Masters Degree in Business Administration from Texas State University. Actor. Writer. Director. Nicholas owns Runner Films, a film and video production company. Volunteers for Veteran-centric service organizations. Regularly advocates for mentally ill veterans, including those with substance abuse issues—living on the streets of Los Angeles. Nicholas is the Homelessness Liaison on the Community Veterans Engagement Board and serves on the Veterans Patient Advocacy Council for the GLA VA in Brentwood, CA. USC Warrior Bard and longtime member of the renowned UCLA Wordcommandos Creative Writing Workshop for Veterans. Nicholas’ flash fiction and short stories were accepted for publication by MAYDAY Magazine, Lolwe Magazine and The Good Life Review.