Up and Down: Chapter 7

July 14th, 2012

In Chapter 7, David hears the rest of Landon Percival’s remarkable story. Then she shows him something that makes his head, and every other part of his body, spin.

Next week, Chapter 8, as David tries to persuade his colleagues at Turner King that Landon is the perfect Citizen Astronaut.

The voiceover that opens each episode was provided by my friend, Roger Dey.

Your comments are always welcome, here on the blog, at iTunes, or via email to [email protected]

Up and Down: Chapter 6

July 5th, 2012

In Chapter 6, David makes a harrowing journey out to Cigar Lake, British Columbia, and comes face-to-face with the elusive Landon Percival, the Canadian winner of the Citizen Astronaut contest. Landon is neither the winner David was expecting, nor the one Crawford Blake directed him to find.

Next week, Chapter 7 as we learn more about the extraordinary life of Landon Percival.

The voiceover the opens each podcast episode was provided by my friend, Roger Dey.

Your comments on the podcast are always appreciated here on the blog, or via email to [email protected]om.

 

Up and Down: Chapter 5

June 28th, 2012

In Chapter 5, David endures an uncomfortable telephone conversation with Crawford Blake, the head of TK’s Washington office, and the threat of a national postal strike hangs over the Citizen Astronaut contest.

Next week, Chapter 6, as David heads west in search of the Canadian winner of the Citizen Astronaut contest.

The voiceover that opens each episode of the podcast belongs to my friend, Roger Dey.

Your comments on the podcast are invited here on the blog, or via email to [email protected]

Up and Down: Chapter 4

June 23rd, 2012

In Chapter 4, David is swamped at the office and can’t spend as much time as he’d like with his ailing mother. As well, he and his Turner King colleagues organize and execute the Toronto news conference to launch the Citizen Astronaut contest.

Next week, Chapter 5, as David has a strange call from Crawford Blake, the head of the Washington office of Turner King, and a potential postal strike complicates the contest.

The voiceover the opens each podcast episode is provided by my friend, Roger Dey.

Your comments are always welcome here on the blog, or via email to [email protected]

 

 

Up and Down: Chapter 3

June 16th, 2012

In Chapter 3, David and his Turner King colleagues make their big pitch to the senior executives of NASA. The presentation doesn’t quite unfold as they had rehearsed it.

Next week, Chapter 4 as Turner King in Toronto throws a news conference to launch the Citizen Astronaut contest.

The voiceover that opens each podcast episode belongs to my friend, Roger Dey.

Your comments are always welcome here on the blog or via email to [email protected]

 

Up and Down podcast cracks the top 4 in iTunes

June 11th, 2012

The iTunes charts have always been a bit of a mystery to me, but I confess I do occasionally check them out. Even though I’ve only posted the first two chapters of the Up and Down podcast, it seems it has already managed to climb into the number four position on the iTunes Literature Podcast charts (yes, there actually is an iTunes Literature Podcast chart!). This is great news. Thanks to all the listeners who have already subscribed. Where will it be tomorrow? Who knows? But it’s nice to be up near the top on the strength of the first two chapters alone. Now, on to Chapter 3…

Up and Down: Chapter 2

June 10th, 2012

In Chapter 2, David Stewart spends more time with his ailing mother, tries to build bridges to his colleagues at Turner King, and heads to Washington, DC for the big pitch to NASA.

Thanks for listening. Next week, Chapter 3, as the Turner King team makes their big presentation to the senior leadership at NASA.

The voiceover that opens each episode of the podcast belongs to my friend, Roger Dey.

Comments are always welcome here on the blog or via email at [email protected]

Up and Down: Chapter 1

June 6th, 2012

Welcome to Chapter 1 of the Up and Down podcast. In this chapter, we meet the narrator, David Stewart, who has just joined the Toronto office of the international Public Relations agency, Turner King. The novel opens with his first day on the job. All does not go quite as planned.

Next week, Chapter 2. Thanks for listening and feel free to leave a comment here on the blog or over at iTunes.

The voiceover the opens each episode of the podcast belongs to my friend, Roger Dey.