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The Writer's Block Radio Show
Rendezvous With A Writer OutWest
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Every Thursday, 7:00-7:50 p.m. (PST)
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Call in and speak with our guests 818-602-4929
Hosts author Jim Christina (Far R) and OutWest's Bobbi Jean Bell (2nd on L)
Shown here with Scheduler Extraordinaire Gerry Christina (2nd on R) and OutWest's Jim Bell (far L)
Host Russ Aveson joins Jim Christina every 4th Thursday
LIVE interviews with creators of the written word

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Call in and speak with our guests 818-602-4929
January 25 - TBA
January 18 - Peter Gajdics
January 11 - Mickey Mikkelson
January 4 - Rick Ferguson

2017 SCHEDULE - Click link for podcast
January 5 - Michael B. Druxman
January 12 - Gary Williams
January 26 - Lori Spangler
February 2 - John Hagenburger
February 9 - Richard Paolinelli
February 16 - Philip Donlay
February 23 - Jodi Cain Smith
March 2 - Rosa Latimer
March 9 - Dr. Reggie R. Padin
March 16 - Jack Struble
March 23 - Amanda Matti
March 30 - Ruth Ramsey
April 6 - Lynette Grace Powell
April 13- Joe Herrington and Mary Kaye
April 20 - Margaret Brownley and Almeda Bradshaw
April 27 - Kathleen Rodgers
May 4 - Bracha Goetz
May 11 - Ona Russell
May 18 - Eliot Parker
May 25 - Peggy Wheeler
June 1 - Travis Norwood
June 8 - Doug Figgs
June 15 - Chelsea Hickman and Michael Druxman
June 22 - Eric Heisner and Al Bringas
June 29 - C. Courtney Joyner and Henry Parke
July 6 - Chris Formant
July 13 - Maggie Espinosa
July 20 - Jeff McArthur
July 27 - Gary Phillips
August 3 - Caroline Giammanco
August 10 - Patrick Brown
August 17 - Chuck Walsh
August 24 - Craig Johnson
August 31- Mike Bond
September 7 - 2 hour show on the topics of literary agents, editors, publishing and independent publishing with guests:
Richard Paolinelli, Jeff McArthur, Claire Fullerton, Kathleen Rodgers, Henry Parke, JR Sanders, and Gerry Christina
September 14 - Sarah L. Johnson
September 21 - K.J. Howe
September 28 - Suzy Vadori
October 5 - Adam Dreece
October 12 - Katie Salidas
October 19 - Parris Afton Bonds
October 26 - Rochelle Wisoff Fields
November 2 - Price Ainsworth
November 9 - Eric Heisner, Al Bringas
November 16 - Stephanie Osborn
November 23 - Joe Herrington
November 30 - Robert J. Sawyer
December 7 - Marina Fontaine
December 14 - Bobbi Jean Bell
December 21 - Jack Adler
December 28 - Eric C. Anderson

2016 Podcasts
December 15 - Paul D. Marks
December 8 - Maris Soule
December 1 - Michael Sprankle
November 17 - Rochelle Wisoff-Fields
November 10 - Richard Paolinelli
November 3 - Judge Douglas McCullough
October 27 - Chelsea Hickman
October 20 - Caroline Giammanco
October 13 - Philip Donlay
October 6 - Ken La Salle
September 29 - Craig Johnson - replay of January 7
September 22 - Casey Tefertiller
September 15 - Laurence (Larry) Booker
September 8 - Jeanne Skartsiaris
September 1 - C. Courtney Joyner & Steve Carver
Aug 25 - Kathleen M. Rodgers
Aug 18- Robert Hirsch

Aug 11 - Jackie Boor
Aug 4 -Bob Cole & Courtney Joyner

July28 - Eric Heisner & Al Bringas
July 21 - Peter Jacob Streitz
July 14 - Carolyn Howard-Johnson
July 7 - Tina Field Howe
June 30 - Drake Vaughn
June 23-Dave Vizard
June 16- Writer's Block Team
June 9 - Peggy Chambers
June 2 - Jeff McArthur
May 26 -  Serita Stevens
May 19 - Gina McKnight
May 12 - Sue Detisch aka Blake S. Lee
May 5 - John Hegenberger
April 28 - Jerry Hogan
April 21 - Richard Paolinelli
April 14- Ken Dunn-founder Next Century Publishing and Reader's Legacy and author Bob Brill

April 7 - Douglas Sandler, Henry C. Parke, Dale Jackson
March 31 - Ed Protzel
March 24 - Sherry  Monahan
March 17 - Chuck Walsh
March 10 - Candace Wade, Ken LaSalle
March 3 - Jack Martin
February 25 - Jeanne Charters
February 18 - Susan  Sherayko
February 11 - Johnny D. Boggs
February 4
- Jeanie Loiacono- CEO/President of Loiacono Literary Agency
January 28 -Jillian Boyd and Mark E. Stephens of "Welcome To Our Mansion" | Click here to listen
January 21 - Troy D. Smith - Western Fiction Author

January 14 - Bill Wilbur - Western Fiction Author

January 7 - Craig Johnson - Author, Creator of the "Longmire" Series

2015 Podcasts
May 21 - C. Courtney Joyner - Author, Screenwriter, Film Historian

May 28 - Joyce Fitzpatrick - Documentary Filmmaker, Screenwriter

June 4 -  Margaret Brownley -Western Romance Writer

June 11 - Eric H. Heisner and Al P. Bringas - Western Fiction Writer and Artist

June 18 - J.R. Sanders - Fiction & Non-Fiction Writer

June 25 - Dale Jackson - Western Fiction Writer

July 2 - Janet Squires - Writer Historical Fiction, Children's Author

July 9 - Jim Christina - Western Fiction Writer, Publisher, Founder and Host of "The Writer's Block Radio Show"

July 16 - John Bergstrom - Singer, Songwriter, Performer

July 23 - Ed Erdelac - Writer, Westerns, "Weird Westerns'

July 30 - Henry Parke -  Writer, Film Historian, blogger "Henry's Western Round-up."

August 6 - Wayne Diehl -Author

August 13 - Charlie LeSueur - Author, Western Film and TV Historian

August 20 - Todd W. Embry -Author

August 27 - Candace Wade & Penny Langley: Authors "The Horse Sluts: The Saga of Two Women on the Trail of Their Yeehaw"|

September 3 - Dr. Charlotte Laws

September 10 - John Biggs - Fiction Author, "Sacred Alarm Clock," "Popsicle Styx," "Owl Dreams"

September 17 - Peter Sherayko - Author, Western historian, owner Caravan West Productions

September 24 - Patrick Shanahan - Author

October 1 - Jim Jones - Author, Singer, Songwriter, Performer

October 8 - Pamela Malz - Author of four mystery/thriller novels

October 15- Claire Fullerton -Author

October 22 - D K Christie -Author

October 29 - Gary Phillips - Author Short Story Writer - contributor to "Asian Pulp"
                      Henry Parke - Henry's Western Round-up

November 5 - Andria Kidd - Cowgirl Poet

November 12 - John Hegenberger - Author

November 19 - Troy Andrew Smith - Western Fiction Author, Poet, Songwriter, Screenwriter

December 3 - Joe Herrington - Cowboy Poet and Storyteller

December 10 - Heidi Gilbert - Author

December 17 - Celebrate the Holidays

We are booked through the end of 2015 and will begin booking 2016 after December 1, 2015. If you are interested in being on the show in 2016,
please contact Gerry Christina at for information about the show's scheduling opportunities. In the meantime, feel free to post
information about your books, blog, CD releases, upcoming events on our Facebook page. Call in live, during the show. to share your current news, 818-602-4929.
Contact the show's hosts Jim Christina at and Bobbi Jean Bell at or through our Facebook Page


SUNDAY, APRIL 19, 2015

Join as in our new venue during the 2015 Santa Clarita Cowboy Festival, located on the grounds of the William S. Hart Park and the Santa Clarita Valley Historical Society.

Come meet our participating authors, enjoy live interviews and readings, and panel discussions! Authors look forward to meeting you, sign, and personalize their latest titles.
Here is are our participating authors and speakers.

John Bergstrom, Moderator and Songwriter
Almeda Bradshaw
Al P. Bringas
Margaret Brownley
Karla Buhlman, President Gene Autry Entertainment
Jim Christina, Moderator and Author
PW Conway
Mikki Daniel
Joyce Fitzpatrick, Moderator, Documentary Filmmaker
Eric H. Heisner
Dale Jackson

Jim Jones
C. Courtney Joyner
Andria Kidd
Stephen Lodge
Petrine Day Mitchum and Audrey Pavia
Henry Parke, Moderator, Interviewer, and creator of Henry's Western Round-up blog
Karen Rosa, Senior consultant at the American Humane Association's Film & TV Unit
Katie Ryan

Tony Sanders
Peter Sherayko
Janet Squires
Miles Swarthout

SATURDAY, April 18, 2015

11:00-11:50 Wordsmiths: Poets Present Their Favorites
Bobbi Jean Bell hosts Wordsmiths Almeda Bradshaw, PW Conway, Andria Kidd, Tony Sanders, and performer Peter Sherayko

12:00-12:30 The Last Shootist, The Shootist and The Homesman
Henry’s Western Round-up blogger Henry Parke chats with author and screenwriter Miles Hood Swarthout

1:00-1:30 The West In Song
Songwriter John Bergstrom chats with fellow songwriters Jim Jones and Almeda Bradshaw

2:00-2:30 Unsung Heroes of Film: The Hollywood Stunt Horse
Henry’s Western Round-up blogger, Henry Parke chats with Karen Rosa -Senior Consultant at the American Humane Association's Film & TV Unit, and authors Petrine Day Mitchum, Audrey Pavia, and Karla Buhlman, President of Gene Autry Entertainment.

3:00-3:30 Screenplay To Novel OR Novel To Screenplay?
Henry’s Western Round-up Henry Parke chats with authors Dale Jackson, C. Courtney Joyner, Stephen Lodge, and Miles Swarthout

4:00-4:30 Girls and Gunsmoke
Documentary Filmmaker Joyce Fitzpatrick chats with authors Margaret Brownley, Mikki Daniel, and Janet Squires

5:00 -5:30 Gene Autry: Public Cowboy #1

Henry’s Western Round-up blogger, Henry Parke, chats with Karla Buhlman, President of Gene Autry Entertainment, about the legacy of America's Favorite Singing Cowboy, Gene Autry.

SUNDAY, April 19, 2015

11:00-11:30 Who Are Those Guys? Little Known Lawmen and Detectives of the West
Author Jim Christina chats with authors Margaret Brownley, Dale Jackson, and J.R. Sanders

12:00 - 12:30 The West In Song: Protect Your Creative Gold
Songwriter John Bergstrom chats with President of Autry Entertainment, Karla Buhlman, and songwriter Jim Jones

1:00 - 1:30 Name That Horse: Famous Horses and Their 'Pards
Henry’s Western Round-up blogger Henry Parke chats with President of Gene Autry Entertainment, Karla Buhlman, and authors Petrine Mitchum, and Audrey Pavia

2:00 – 2:50 Wordsmiths: Poets Present Their Favorites
Bobbi Jean Bell hosts Wordsmiths

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