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Hodge Podge: A Podcast About All Types of Things!

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Hodge Podge Podcast is a whole lot of this and that! I feature interviews with individuals doing BIG THINGS! I am a children’s book author, writer, mom, military spouse and professional book reviewer. Tune into #HodgePodgePodcast to learn about top authors and their newly released books, artisans, m… read more

64 Episodes | 2018 - 2021

Natasha Smith- Cofounder of Aspiring Adventurers

July 27th, 2021


Listen to my inspirational conversation with Natasha Smith of Aspiring Adventurers: an online fitness and nutrition platform offering services to clients internationally. Natasha has years of training and experience in …

Weathering the Storm with Jon Sadler- Epilepsy Warrior and Advocate, Author

July 8th, 2021


Jon Sadler has lived with epilepsy since childhood and has an intimate knowledge of its effects and consequences. Through the many ups and downs, his experiences have given him a unique perspective and many life …

Paul Attaway, Author of Blood in the Low Country

June 22nd, 2021


Paul Attaway, Author of Blood in the Low Country, talks about his transition from a 30 plus year career in business to becoming a Southern Fiction …

Critically Acclaimed Southern Fiction Novelist Bren McClain

June 10th, 2021


Critically Acclaimed Southern Fiction Novelist Bren McClain joined me on Hodge Podge to talk about her fabulous award-winning debut novel, One Good …

The Balanced B- Brittany Moore

June 4th, 2021


Brittany Moore is a Certified Holistic Health Coach, iRest Meditation Teacher, 200 Hour Trauma Informed Yoga Teacher and Nationally Certified School …

Chef Asata Reid Helps Parents Feed Kids!

May 26th, 2021


Chef Asata Reid Helps Parents Feed Kids! We talked about her debut book, How to Feed a Kid, as well as her involvement with Small Bites Adventure …

Stacy Hawks- Dividing Ridge Author and The Writing Wall Podcast Host

May 20th, 2021


Listen to my inspirational conversation with Western North Carolina’s Stacy Hawks, an author, poet and host of The Writing Wall podcast.

Shermaine Perry-Knights- Author of I Move A Lot and That’s Okay!

May 13th, 2021


Shermaine Perry-Knights- Author of I Move A Lot and That’s Okay! Pulled from her own experience growing up as a #militarykid to help other children …

Punam Saxena: Parent Power

May 3rd, 2021


Join me as I talk with Punam V. Saxena: M.Ed. Parent Impact Coach, Podcast Host of edu-Me and author of Parent Power: Navigate School and Beyond. …

Donetta Gray Wilson- Big God! Big Dreams! Dreams of a Dancer

April 22nd, 2021


Donetta Gray Wilson, the author of Big God! Big Dreams! Dreams of a Dancer joins me to talk about her beautiful book that inspires young readers to …

Marissa Ortiz- W.I.N.E. w/MO and BeU Non-Profit Co Founder

March 28th, 2021


Marissa Ortiz is a force of light and hope for women and children. After growing up during her adolescent years in group homes and the foster care …

Deanna Anderson- Mom’s Making It Together

March 23rd, 2021


Deanna Anderson is the founder of Mom’s Making It Together, an online community created one year ago as Covid-19 became a reality for families to help moms cope during the pandemic. Listen to our conversation here!

Author Julie Samra Uses World Travel to Create Books for Kids

March 16th, 2021


Author Julie Samra Uses World Travel to Create Books for Rich Stories for Young Readers. Listen to our conversation about her life abroad and …

Claire Cain- Romance Novelist Uses Military Spouse Experience to Create Beautiful Love Stories

March 10th, 2021


Listen to my conversation with Claire Cain- Romance Novelist Uses Military Spouse Experience to Create Beautiful Love Stories!

Sharifa Johnson Spreads Joy with Books ‘N Bops

November 28th, 2020


Listen to my interview with Sharifa Johnson of Books ‘N Bops! An adorable children’s literature program that incorporates books and dance!

Ashley Bugge- Military Widow. Mom. Speaker. Explorer. Award-Winning Author.

October 20th, 2020


Ashley Bugge- a Military Widow, Mom, Speaker, Explorer, and Award-Winning Author joined me on Hodge Podge to talk about her debut books as well as her amazing journey. Listen to our conversation here on Hodge Podge.

Emily Anderson- MilspouseFest

October 19th, 2020


MilspouseFest is a fabulous organization that supports military spouses worldwide. During Covid, the folks at MilspouseFest learned to pivot and are …

Kayla Spears- YouTube Star of Storytime w/Kayla

October 1st, 2020


Kayla Spears joined me to talk about her vibrant, adorable and popular children’s book story-time show on YouTube. Such a fun conversation about the …

Brandon Foster- Family Time Comic Book Series Author

September 29th, 2020


Brandon Foster- Family Time Comic Book Series Author— joined me on Hodge Podge to talk about his amazing award-winning, family and faith-based themed comic book series.

Tommy Balaam— Captain Fantastic, UK’s #1 Children’s Entertainment Program, Author

September 24th, 2020


An interview with Tommy Balaam— Captain Fantastic, the UK’s #1 Children’s Entertainment Company, Author and Musician.

Darshaun McAway- Best-Selling Children’s Book Author, Host of WOWpodcast

August 16th, 2020


Darshaun McAway is the Best-Selling Children’s Book Author of the Anaiah’s Adventures Book Series and Host of WOWpodcast which features authors worldwide. He talks about his journey and gives awesome ideas and tips for …

Amanda Cottrell- Children’s Book Author & Educator- Teaches Kids Mindfulness and Empathy

August 5th, 2020


Amanda Cottrell- Children’s Book Author & Educator out of Calgary, Alberta, Canada, joined me on Hodge Podge to talk about her amazing picture …

Diane Scabilloni- Author and Speaker, Divine Encourager

July 31st, 2020


Author and Speaker, Diane Scabollini, Helps Children and Adults Shed Doubt and Find Hope through Faith. Listen to our conversation here!

UK Children’s Book Author, Tamsin Wood

July 13th, 2020


UK Children’s Book Author, Tamsin Wood weaves gorgeous fairytales to teach children important life lessons. Her books focus on the importance of kindness, bravery and friendship as well as healthy coping during times of …

Doctor of Soul- National Recording Artist Gregory releases new single, “Friday”

July 9th, 2020


Doctor of Soul- National Recording Artist Gregory releases new single, “Friday” 👏 Listen to our conversation about his extensive music roots and …

Ashley Marie- Children’s Book Author, International Educator

July 6th, 2020


Ashley Marie has created a beautiful children’s picture book— The Little, Big Rescue. Listen to our conversation about how she pulled from her …

Landis Wade- Retired trial Attorney Turned Charlotte Readers Podcast Host and Award-Winning Author

June 18th, 2020


Landis Wade is a retired trial attorney turned award-winning author and host of the popular Charlotte Reader’s Podcast. Enjoy our conversation about …

Rae Marie Czuhai- The Green Chair Project, Raleigh NC

May 29th, 2020


Rae Marie Czuhai is The Green Chair Project’s new Director of Development— in Raleigh, North Carolina. Rae Marie joined the agency in February 2020 …

Hilary Iker- Professional Freelance Writer, FIDM Professor, Ashtanga Yoga, Los Angeles, CA Resident

May 20th, 2020


Hilary Iker has led a trailblazing journalism career with articles published in Fit, Fit Yoga, Prevention, Glamour, and more. Her first job was with Vogue Magazine in New York, New York. She has also worked with LA …

Kellie Artis, Millie COO- Helping Military Families PCS With Ease in Partnership with Lowe’s

May 12th, 2020


Today, I chatted with the amazing Kellie Artis, Millie COO, who is helping Military Families PCS with ease in partnership with Lowe’s Home Improvement. #LetsPCSTogether

Melissa Vera- Adventures of Frugal Mom

April 29th, 2020


Melissa Vera is the creator and contributor of four beautiful and informative blogs: Adventures of Frugal Mom, Champagne Style Bare Budget, Reading …

Matthew Brown- Originalé The MC: #HipHop fueled by love of #God and #Family

March 21st, 2020


Matthew Brown- Originalé The MC: This Washington, North Carolina native feeds from his #faith, #family and #lessons learned growing up in a …

Monica Fullerton- Founder of Spouse-ly, Milspouse and Mompreneur- Connecting the Military Community

March 12th, 2020


An interview with Monica Fullerton, Founder of Spouse-ly— an Air Force spouse, momprenuer who has created a genius #startup #onlinecommunity to …

Jeremy Fiebig- Son of a Preacher Man- Talks Sweet Tea, Shakespeare and Fayetteville, NC

March 11th, 2020


Jeremy Fiebig- Son of a Preacher Man- Talks #SweetTea, #Shakespeare and Fayetteville, NC on Hodge Podge Podcast. We chat about Jeremy’s life dedicated to the #theater arts, his love of Shakespeare, life as a father, …

Erika Wallgren- Milspouse, Life Coach, Professor

March 4th, 2020


Erika Wallgren is a military spouse, mom, educator and life coach on a journey to help others find their dream job. Listen to my interview with Erika here to here more about the Career Development Coaching she provides.

Danica Thomas- Widowed Army Spouse, Military Suicide Awareness Advocate, Susan Tillis Foundat

February 25th, 2020


To say I am inspired by Danica Thomas is an understatement. She is a widowed Army spouse who survived her late husband’s suicide following his …

Kelsy Timas- Guiding Wellness To the Military Community

February 11th, 2020


An interview with Kelsy Timas- founder and CEO of Guiding Wellness Institute in Fayetteville, North Carolina which is dedicated to guiding the …

Donna Sager Cowan– Award-Winning Children’s Author Debuts Book

November 7th, 2019


Interview with #California based #AwardWinning #ChildrenBookAuthor Donna Sager Cowan. We discuss the debut of book two in her Superhero School …

Ghost Tales of North Carolina

October 31st, 2019


In honor of the spookiest of days- Halloween- I share some of my favorite ghost tales and legends from my home state of North Carolina.

Kathy Coule- Beautiful Soul Captures Love In “Faces of Fay”

October 24th, 2019


Kathy Coule is an Army Spouse on a mission to capture ALL of the diverse “faces” and personal stories of the individuals of her community in …

Stephanie Starr: MS Warrior, Woman of Faith, Mompreneur

October 23rd, 2019


Today, I had the honor of interviewing one of my dearest friends in the world. Stephanie Starr is a #superstar whose light shines so bright. She has overcome amazing odds and blossomed during a time of struggle. She is …

Natalie Spencer: Rising from the Ashes

July 16th, 2019


Natalie Spencer: Renaissance European Day Spa, Fayetteville, NC • Interview: Rises from ashes following devastation from fire in October 2018

Joann “JoJo” Yost: Survivor, Warrior, Inspiration

June 22nd, 2019


Joann “JoJo” Yost: Gold Star Wife, Breast Cancer Survivor, Mother, Business Woman, Guiding Light. This woman has an amazing, inspirational story. …

Interview with Wendi Iacobello: Strength 4 Spouses

May 18th, 2019


“Wendi Iacobello is an Army wife, former adult educator and Middle and High School Special Education teacher. Currently, she is a blogger, freelance …

A reading of Mommy’s Big, Red Monster Truck!

May 2nd, 2019


Anchor • A reading of Mommy’s Big, Red Monster Truck! I thought some of you might enjoy listening to my children’s book! Sit back and let me take you …

Spring is here!

March 29th, 2019


Spring is here in #fayettevillenc - Updates on my Mommy’s Big, Red Monster Truck journey and new budding partnerships with #GoFayetteville Blog and Fayetteville NC Bloggers Network

This is Me.

February 17th, 2019


An essay on self-acceptance and happiness.

What is Love?

February 17th, 2019


Anchor • What is Love? My thoughts on the true meaning of LOVE.

Writer’s Brain

February 8th, 2019


I’m suffering from WRITER’S BRAIN!!! Too many ideas, not enough time. A discussion of prioritizing, promotions, events, and life! #booktips #publishing #writerscommunity

Happy New Year

January 1st, 2019


2018 Reflections and happy wishes for the new year

Mommy’s Big, Red Monster Truck

November 15th, 2018


Mommy’s Big, Red Monster Truck is my debut children’s book. Learn more about it at and and …

Happy Halloween

October 31st, 2018


A short wish for a Happy Halloween 🎃

The Storm

September 18th, 2018


Hurricane Florence update #hurricaneorence #northcarolina

End of Summer Review

August 30th, 2018


An update on my small business: Nautigul: Custom Wood Art; writing endeavors; and interview on Hodge Podge to come

Why a podcast... why not?

July 19th, 2018


This is why I started a podcast. I blame my husband, Adam. It’s all his fault! 😄

I'll Always Love My Mama

July 16th, 2018


An ode to my mama, Julia Beth, on her 69th birthday.

You are a poet and didn't know it!

July 6th, 2018


My thoughts on poetry... everyone is a poet.

Fourth of July

July 5th, 2018


Fourth festivity and memories of days past

Summer Fun and Army Life

July 1st, 2018


Kinder Grad, Milspouse Life, Summer Fun, & Writing Update

Memorial Day Thoughts

May 28th, 2018


Episode 4: A Memorial Day weekend trip up to Philadelphia; and Memorial Day thoughts from a Military Spouse

Making my dreams come true

May 19th, 2018


My professional and writing background... Writer turned Human Services Professional turned Writer.

The In Laws

May 19th, 2018


My inlaws: Philly natives and grandchildren of immigrants; my Philly Fanatic Husband; the Poconos; A brief update on my writing (Again, please forgive my very lazy southern drawl, mouth breathing, and rudimentary …

Home Sweet Home, North Carolina

May 17th, 2018


Hodge Podge is a podcast about all types of things. Mainly about writing, publishing, and life in North Carolina, coastal life, military life... and, …

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