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A Novel Thought

42 EpisodesProduced by Kimberly MckayWebsite

Author and Screenwriter, Kimberly Mckay, interviews those in and outside the writing & entertainment industry for a comprehensive look at the world, highlighting people who are trailblazers in their fields. A Novel Thought will focus on a variety of topics, but all will be thought-provoking and upli… read more

42 Episodes | 2020 - 2021

A Visit With Author, J.M. Phillips

August 27th, 2021

26:44

Author Jill a.k.a. J.M. Phillips took the time to time to talk about various things from life in the '60s, The Beatles, and the inspiration behind her book "Lamlash Street."


Find out more about her book at the …

Matt Payne, Prairie Surf Media

August 4th, 2021

22:13

Matt Payne is an Emmy award-winning filmmaker, writer, photographer, and educator based in Oklahoma City, and the Co-Founder and Co-CEO of Prairie Surf Media. In his 15 years based in Los Angeles, Payne worked as a …

Children's Author Athens Pellegrino and The MiIitary Chronicles

July 25th, 2021

20:09

Athens and I discuss both her book, "The Military Child Chronicles," and my documentary about Brat Life. We cover the bases with how to help military …

Author and Speaker Tyler Foley on The Power to Speak Naked

July 21st, 2021

38:49

Join Tyler and me as we discuss everything from marriage to musicals and his new book, The Power to Speak Naked.

Find out more at his website or …

THE BRAT LEGACY CREW - SUBMIT YOUR BRAT STORIES

July 10th, 2021

29:06

SURPRISE. I'm directing a documentary and we used this platform to give some information to some of those who have been waiting for some tidbits on …

World Famous Illusionist, Rob Lake

July 2nd, 2021

30:16

Listen to today's podcast to hear about everything from Rob's 'America's Got Talent' journey, how he gives back with AFE, to his childhood and future …

Bree Livingston, USA Today Bestselling Author

June 23rd, 2021

29:27

USA Today Bestselling Author
Bree Livingston lives in the West Texas Panhandle with her husband, children, and cats. She'd have a dog, but they took …

Author, Naomi Craig

June 12th, 2021

28:49

If you're a fan of Historical Fiction set in Biblical times, you'll love Naomi Craig and her book, 'Rahab's Courage.' Naomi and I discuss a variety of topics, and I may interrupt her once, but only because her knowledge …

Author and Agility Trainer, Kristin Kaldahl

June 4th, 2021

24:41

I broke my rule and featured a debut author to feature Kristin Kaldahl, who has an 'own voice' debut novel. She has a fascinating backstory that …

BOOK BABE BEAUTY

May 26th, 2021

19:31

Erika with her make-up videos and book reviews talks about her process, her favorite authors, and shares a bit about her life. You can find out more about her videos, here: https://linktr.ee/BookBabeBeauty

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Cooper Wahlo, former athlete turned diet specialist and franchisee at Mahana Fresh

May 12th, 2021

25:29

Cooper Wahlo is the former NDSU Wide Reciever who has found a passion for fueling with the right food for him and his family. He's opening up a new franchise called MAHANA FRESH which offers healthy options for the …

Peggy Ullom with Guitars for Vets

April 29th, 2021

29:45

Peggy is helping the world one Veteran at a time with the power of healing through music. Listen to her story as she tells about her passion for helping others, bringing them together, and bridging all with the power of …

Aaron King, former athlete, podcaster and bio-hacker.

April 17th, 2021

31:16

Brand Strategist and former pro athlete (Football and Bobsled). Co-Founder of DRAFTR, a marketplace for high-quality content and passionate about biohacker. After a concussion ended his football career - he talks about …

Riette Boksha, Author & Podcaster

April 9th, 2021

39:19

Rietta is a romance author and podcaster who lives in Hawaii and is an adventurous spirit. In this podcast, she talks about various topics from the concepts behind her books, how ideas come to her, and offers some …

Melissa Rodwell, Worldwide photographer and founder of Breed

March 23rd, 2021

24:33

After graduating from the art center COLLEGE OF DESIGN, Melissa Rodwell spanned the globe to become a fashion photographer. These days, she's mentoring other creatives with the dream of sharing a wealth of information …

Andy Gensch, Pickleball Pro

March 10th, 2021

21:47

“Pickleball is the only cross-generational sport where all ages can enjoy court time competing.” 

Rated as a 5.0 national Pickleball player by the …

Mary Nhin, Children's Author, Life Coach, Restauranteur & Superwoman

March 5th, 2021

21:46

Mary Nhin loves being the guinea pig for all her husband's kitchen creations. She is a mom of 3 boys, a life coach, and a best-selling author of the Ninja Life Hacks and UnicornPreneur Series. For 20 years, she has been …

Hinder Guitarist, Joe Garvey aka 'Blower'

March 1st, 2021

25:19

Joe discusses his love of music from the time he picked up a guitar till now - through a pandemic and all the places they've been that have left a lasting impression. Check out what is to come for HINDER and Joe in 2021.

ANTE23 - Cheryln Decker, Author, Spiritual Mentor, and Speaker

February 21st, 2021

31:02

Cherlyn Decker is a best-selling author, speaker, and coach. Her signature process has helped hundreds of women turn their struggles into strength. Cherlyn believes that it’s only when we face challenges that we can …

ANTE22 Robert Trawick, Photographer, Entrepreneur and Mentor

February 17th, 2021

36:06

Robert has a long list of accomplishments and is called "the most interesting photographer in Oklahoma." His ability and love of mentoring has helped hundreds of photographers over a 30+ year career. He shares some of …

ANTE21 IRONMAN champions, Rian Smoak & Bryce Wooten

February 11th, 2021

45:01

Rian Smoak, founder of TriDat foundation, and Bryce Wooten, a certified motivational speaker, talk about their journey with IRONMAN and the challenges they’ve powered through to get to today.



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ANTE20 - Alan Hawxby, MD

January 23rd, 2021

28:10

Transplant surgeon, Dr. Hawxby on organ donations by traditional means to altruistic donors, saving lives, and advice to those interested in the medical field. 

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ANTE19 Rachel Jones, Nurse and American Hero

January 19th, 2021

21:54

This week, I touched base with Rachel, one of the first to administer the COVID vaccine. She's been fighting on the front lines in one of the darkest periods in our history - at least in our lifetime. Rachel is worth …

ANTE18 Blake Bergstrom, Pastor and Founder and CEO of Gifted Global

January 8th, 2021

40:22

Blake introduces us to how he is breaking the cycle of poverty on a global level, discussed is viral video blurb that put him on the map, and offers a message of hope for 2021.

Find out more about his non-profit, Gifted …

ANTE17 Chloe Flanagan, Christian Author, Blogger, and Technical Writer

January 2nd, 2021

21:33

Chloe and I kick off the New Year with a talk about goals, hope, and ways to make the world a better place.

Join us and learn more about Chloe. You can find out more bout her books at

ANTE16 - 2 Minutes From Me ... Happy New Year!

December 31st, 2020

2:42

2 Minutes From Me ... A heartfelt thank you to YOU!

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ANTE15 Tat Schwab, London Television Executive, Super-mom, and Survivor

December 26th, 2020

45:45

Tat Schwab, London Television Executive, Super-mom, and Survivor talks about a variety of topics - it's a must-listen. There's also a surprise visit from her son and musician, Jack Schwab, who has just released 'Better …

ANTE14 Kym Wells, Survival & Hope After Terrorists Bombings

December 17th, 2020

20:39

Kymberly Wells tells her and her family's story after close calls with 3 bombings - Boston, France, and Brussels. Her son, Mason, was only 10 feet from the bomb that detonated in the Brussels airport. She shares Mason's …

ANTE13 Donna Lane, Award-winning Christian author

December 5th, 2020

22:42

Take a moment to listen to Donna Lane, award-winning author, and counselor as she talks about a variety of topics. Her background and faith have …

ANTE12 Ron Salvador, Investor, CASHFLOW Trainer, & Coach

December 3rd, 2020

28:51

Ron Salvador, a worldwide financial trainer, gives advice to anyone in a financial crunch in ways that offer hope to anyone living paycheck-to-paycheck. His background as a trainer for the CASHFLOW system is how he …

ANTE11 Brad Heath helps WWII vet finally receive a high school diploma

November 26th, 2020

31:02

Brad Heath, Active Military and Broadcaster, talks about military life, making a difference in a WWII vet's life, and offers advice to anyone considering a military career. 


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ANTE10 Author, Krissi Dallas and the Phantom Island series.

November 7th, 2020

33:01

Meet Krissi Dallas, an amazing YA author of the Phantom Island series. She discusses her vision behind the books, her passion for world-building and gives advice to new or aspiring writers. If you're a fan of fantasy or …

ANTE09 Ron Newcomb, Director, Producer, Actor, Screenwriter and Entrepreneur - filmmaking in today's COVID climate

October 17th, 2020

34:01

Ron Newcombs offers insight on filmmaking in today's COVID climate, gives advice for aspiring creatives, and discusses Cosplay. Find out more about Ron and his projects at the below links:

ANTE08 Author, Lisa Renee - 'down under' in the Christian fiction world in Australia

October 14th, 2020

25:05

On this episode, Lisa Renee, an Australian and Christian Fiction Romance author shares info on her books, the Australian writing market, tips for new …

ANTE07 Steve Harper, THE RIPPLER - how to make a positive difference in the world

October 4th, 2020

39:21

Author, Coach, Entrepreneur, and Speaker, Steve Harper discusses the power of making CONNECTIVITY POINTS, RIPPLING one person at a time to make the world and YOUR life a better place. 

For Steve's coaching services -  

ANTE06 David Kelso on interviewing big names, war, and cancer

September 16th, 2020

34:26

David Kelso, Broadcast Journalist & Radio Personality, discusses his broadcast background, interviews with some big names and how he's healing 'one day at a time' after his diagnosis. 

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ANTE05 John Schwab, who stars in The Queen's Gambit, talks film and acting in London, giving insight, humor, and advice.

September 7th, 2020

56:39

John Schwab, an American actor in London gives insight to the industry, the steps he's taken along the way, tips for hopeful actors, and more. My …

ANTE04 Toby Rowland, The Voice of the Sooners

August 31st, 2020

31:02

Toby Rowland, broadcast super-star, joins me to talk about his journey as he rose to become the Voice of the Sooners. He's also a new author of a …

ANTE03 Author, Jill Cox

August 29th, 2020

30:15

Author, Jill Cox,  talks about her steps to becoming an author and give tips to those wanting to write a novel. Check out how Paris shaped her journey and what she says to do and not to do for aspiring writers. Find her …

ANTE02 Diana Bishop, Okinawan Foor Brand Ambassador

August 20th, 2020

30:26

Recently retired Lt. Col. Diana Bishop connects Americans with Okinawan backgrounds to their heritage through food. Find out about her passion …

ANTE01 Professor, Writer, Poet, and Screenwriter Jeff Vande Zande

August 18th, 2020

29:14

A quick 30-minutes with Jeff Vande Zande to discuss his start in the writing industry and the experiences which have shaped him. He even gives a bit …

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