Originally published in the Journal Inquirer by Kristen J. Tsetsi When Good Ole Tom’s owner Tom Tinney travels between residences in Florida, Arizona, and Connecticut, he doesn’t fly. He has a nice car, he said, and he enjoys being in it. In late February he’s due to return to Connecticut from Arizona to tend to […]

Originally published in the Journal Inquirer
By Kristen J. Tsetsi

Improvisational comedians Colin Mochrie and Brad Sherwood are probably best known for their split-second reactions to unexpected prompts in the recently renewed show now airing on CW, “Whose Line Is It Anyway?”

The two have also performed as a two-man group for the last 10 years. On their website, Mochrie describes their show as “an evening of interactive comedy with big belly laughs supplied by improv icon Colin Mochrie and eye candy for the visually impaired by Brad Sherwood.” Sherwood calls it “the world’s funniest improv show, featuring the brilliant comic stylings of Brad Sherwood and his addle-brained sidekick, Colin Mochrie.”

Both men spoke with the JI by phone a few weeks before appearing at the University of Connecticut’s Jorgensen Center for the Performing Arts.

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I had so much fun interviewing RJ Keller about The Wendy House (working title) before that I thought I’d do it again. (Admittedly, I might have been finding a passive-aggressive way to say, “Hurry up and finish so I can read it!”)

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Details about how you can win a copy of Craig’s novel, The Summer Son, appear at the end of the interview. – Kristen

Their friendship was forged in the world of daily newspapers, where Craig Lancaster works as a chief copy editor at the Billings (Mont.) Gazette and Jim Thomsen, until recently, held a similar job at the Kitsap (Wash.) Sun.

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The worst two things that can happen to a writer are losing the hands and losing the mind. Just a little over two years ago, on 6.7.08, a man who wasn’t watching the signals breezed through a red light and slammed into Murray Dunlap’s blue Volkswagen Jetta. After a three-month coma, Murray woke up to […]

Some time ago, I wrote about RJ Keller’s Waiting for Spring in my review titled, “Waiting for Spring: what is ‘white trash,’ anyway?” Well, RJ Keller is now working on The Wendy House, her prequel, of sorts, to Waiting for Spring. The Wendy House, in RJ Keller’s words, “follows an alcoholic, deadbeat dad during the […]

The American Psychological Association estimates that each year thousands of writers suffer from delusions of inflated worth, knowledge, and identity. In our latest episode of Inside The Writers Studio, we visit one such author, R.J. Keller, as she is interviewed by a hair-obsessed reporter.

My hard-hitting, super duper, ultra-informative interview with award-winning author (and super-promoter) Carolyn Howard-Johnson is now live at the Self-Publishing Review. Also, Phyllis Zimbler Miller, founder of FilmsThatSupportOurTroops.com and author of Mrs. Lieutenant (a finalist in the 2008 Amazon Breakthrough Novel competition), generously invited me to guest blog at her site. Here’s a snip: When my […]

The winner of the contest to win a signed copy of Homefront is Shannon Kinney – congratulations, Shannon! (If you missed the contest and the interview introducing it, you can still find it here.) Thanks to everyone who entered – it was a lot of fun to answer your questions. More great interviews will follow […]

Visit Backword Books to read Threshold author Bonnie Kozek’s fun and revealing interview with me, and to find out how you can win a signed copy of Homefront. CONTEST ENDS THURSDAY, OCT. 29. Some of the questions she asks: 1. The subject of military separation lends itself to gravity and heartache.  Yet, you’re funny.  And […]