Tell Me About Your Book

Oaky Tyree

A podcast where Oaky sits down with an author, discussing their book(s), publishing stories, and the author's life. Updated twice a week, on Tuesdays and Fridays, join in on the passion of indie authors.
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The Last Good Friday by Jacob Simpson / Conspiracy Thriller
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The Last Good Friday by Jacob Simpson / Conspiracy Thriller
Welcome to Thriller Week!Author Jacob Simpson's passion for writing and storytelling comes through brilliantly as we discuss his writing process and journey about a pastor who moonlights as a private eye in his recent project titled The Last Good Friday, currently looking to be published traditionally. No stranger in publishing stories, however, Jacob explores the clash between the past and present New York in his writing. I think I said "fascinating" so many times but it is definitely so fitting with his work. We also discuss a little bit about Raymond Chandler and my love for Houston!About his series:Introducing Joshua GatesJoshua Gates had everything in life going for him. Beautiful wife. A great pastorate in suburban Philadelphia. An inside track on rising in the ranks of his denomination. And then his wife left him, his call fell apart, and he slunk off to a church in Los Angeles to rebuild. After getting drawn into a mystery that nearly cost him his life, he took a part-time call to Luther Memorial Church in Manhattan's East Village, and supplemented his income by opening up a private investigator practice. His clients exist on the fringes of New York City: desperate parents, working class and working poor, folks who don't trust the church but trust the police even less. Josh operates in the Manhattan of both imposing glass towers and foreboding back alleys, its secrets and sins whispering behind his back. He's a dogged investigator who promises his clients nothing more than what he can give them. But after previous failures, he lives without fear. Josh is capably aided by his second wife Julia, a registered nurse at Manhattan General's ER, who has seen more of the city's underbelly than she'd care to remember. Together, they make a wonderful team.To connect:Author's siteWant to talk/support the show?email: tellmeaboutyourbookpodcast@gmail.comIG: @tellmeaboutyourbookpodcastIG: @oakylovestoreadIG: @bookscatspodcastSupport: buymeacoffee.com/tellmepodcast
The Local Truth (White Harbor, Book I) by Carlos E. Rivera / Horror
Feb 6 2024
The Local Truth (White Harbor, Book I) by Carlos E. Rivera / Horror
Welcome to Horror Week!Calling from Costa Rica, horror author Carlos E. Rivera discuss the first book in his horror trilogy as well as his roots for writing the folklore masterpiece. You don't want to miss this episode!About the book:ALL TOWNS HAVE SECRETSAn unseen evil is growing deep beneath the isolated seaside town of White Harbor, which an insidious cult worships as their God. For centuries, it has fed on the inner darkness of its people, their nightmares, and their secrets, forming the almost tangible collective mind the locals call “Blight Harbor”.Only one person can speak directly to the town’s God: Martha Lange, an Alzheimer’s patient in the town’s hospice. The Faithful call her “Mother”. She is the messenger of God, and she has proclaimed it’s time for His awakening. When Peter, Martha’s estranged son, returns to White Harbor after a personal loss, he’s unaware that his arrival will act as a catalyst for a dark omen, and God has promised Mother a reward for her service.As supernatural events, disappearances, and horrors shake White Harbor over the course of three nights, Peter Lange and a group of townspeople swallowed up in these events must desperately find answers in the town’s history of death and tragedy. The source of the cult, and the true nature of “Blight Harbor” must be uncovered, because the final ritual is underway, and the most prominent phrase in the cult’s unearthly tongue translates to:“God will feed.”To connect:Carlos E. Rivera on GodlessCarlos E. Rivera on GoodreadsWant to talk/support the show?email: tellmeaboutyourbookpodcast@gmail.comIG: @tellmeaboutyourbookpodcastIG: @oakylovestoreadIG: @bookscatspodcastSupport: buymeacoffee.com/tellmepodcast
Work Jerks by Louise Carnachan / Non-Fiction
Jan 30 2024
Work Jerks by Louise Carnachan / Non-Fiction
Welcome to the 2nd Non-Fiction Week!Author Louise Carnachan definitely knows plenty about work bosses and working conditions. With this clever and intuitive book, Work Jerks explores the types of bosses we all deal with and how to well, deal with them. We discuss her approach to her writing style along with some future plans. About the book:If you’re stressed and unhappy because of problems with a boss or colleague, you pay a price. Not only can your mental and physical health suffer, your nearest and dearest get sick of hearing about it. Going to bed angry and waking up only to dread a new workday is a terrible way to live.Remote work may have lessened the impact of annoying colleagues for a while, but they can still find ways to irritate. If you’re co-located, the “mute” and “stop video” buttons don’t exist to diminish your exasperation. Not all jerks are the same; the person you find to be a nightmare may be perfectly acceptable to others. And, astonishingly, someone else may even think you’re the jerk!Author Louise Carnachan has the credentials and experience to make her an expert in this area, but more importantly, she’s been in the trenches herself. With an emphasis on the positive actions you can take while being attentive to your specific situation, Work Jerksprovides practical advice on how to deal with a variety of problematic coworkers—whether in-person or remotely—so work can stop being something you dread and start being something you enjoy.To connect:Louise Carnachan's siteWant to talk/support the show?email: tellmeaboutyourbookpodcast@gmail.comIG: @tellmeaboutyourbookpodcastIG: @oakylovestoreadIG: @bookscatspodcastSupport: buymeacoffee.com/tellmepodcast
The Finding Machine by Lucy Lyons / Cozy Mystery / Sci-Fi
Jan 9 2024
The Finding Machine by Lucy Lyons / Cozy Mystery / Sci-Fi
Welcome to Cozy Mystery Week! And Happy New Year!Author Lucy Lyons is more than just a cozy mystery writer. Her book, highlighted in this episode, The Finding Machine, also has sci-fi elements in the story that elevated this book into such a fascinating read. And to top it all off, it's set in the 90s so the nostalgia just makes this book bloom brilliantly!About the book:One grey, winter morning, Alex inherits a mysterious invention from her late father. The Finding Machine solves mysteries. And contains a big one, too. The question is...why did her dad build it, and who was he trying to find?It’s 1998, and Alex Martin’s life is falling apart. She’s fast approaching the big 3-0, with her dreams of making it as an artist in shreds. Her handsome housemate Antony’s moving on to better things while she’s stuck in a dead-end job, touch-typing for a living like a 1950s pool secretary.The Finding Machine changes everything. But the biggest mystery of all lies deep within its wiring — the unsolved disappearance of a little girl, dating back seventy years.What happened to the girl, all those years ago? Who was she?Alex is going to need Antony’s help if she’s to join the dots and solve the case. But as dark family secrets are revealed, will the Finding Machine bring them together…or push them further apart?To connect:Lucy Lyons's siteWant to talk/support the show?email: tellmeaboutyourbookpodcast@gmail.comIG: @tellmeaboutyourbookpodcastIG: @oakylovestoreadIG: @bookscatspodcastSupport: buymeacoffee.com/tellmepodcast
Isla Vulnerable by Ivan Luiz Hernandez / Thriller
Dec 5 2023
Isla Vulnerable by Ivan Luiz Hernandez / Thriller
Welcome to Thriller Week!What a fun talk with author Ivan Luis Hernandez and his book Isla Vulnerable. The passion and humility seep through the entire episode as he is sure an author to read and follow. Based o a true story, Ivan dives into his father's life as a Cuban exile turned US spy in this fascinating book. About the book:Based on a true story, Isla Vulnerable—an Instant Bestseller, Espionage and Thriller—tells the story of how a poor farm boy named Victor Gomez transforms into a US spy, while falling for the very public Sarita Rodriguez at the height of the Cuban revolution.Victor wasn’t supposed to be anything more than a farmer. But when he is suddenly orphaned, one of Cuba's most esteemed judges adopts him at the pivotal moment in history when Fidel Castro is overthrowing President Fulgencio Batista and taking control of the island. When Castro raids his adoptive family’s estate and arrests his father, Victor narrowly escapes by concealing his identity and fleeing to the US. Determined to rescue his father and liberate his homeland, Victor accepts an unconventional, deadly deal with the CIA that exposes him to some of the most sensational moments in US history. In a whirlwind twist of events, he reunites with a childhood crush, Sarita Rodriguez, whose newfound fame as an actress in New York puts their opposite lives through unimaginable danger.A cinematic piece first written as a screenplay, Isla Vulnerable delivers the edge-of-your-seat pacing of Jack Ryan with telenova-style high-stakes drama,perfect for fans of historical and political thrillers, international spy mysteries, biographies and documentaries, government conspiracies, and romantic suspense.To connect:Author's siteWant to talk/support the show?email: tellmeaboutyourbookpodcast@gmail.comIG: @tellmeaboutyourbookpodcastIG: @oakylovestoreadIG: @bookscatspodcastSupport: buymeacoffee.com/tellmepodcast