Until I’m ready to return to a monthly schedule, stories will be released every-other month.
I hope you understand…
A real book inspired “The Art of the Lumberjack.” That book? The Sport of Falconry.
According to the inscription, the book was given to me by my father on January 11, 1975.
This four-and-a-half minute episode is about how a book I’ve had for 41 years led to one of the best short stories I’ve ever written…
When Erik Nilsson has a minor heart attack and is told to take some forced time off of work to recuperate, he finally reads a book left to him by his father much earlier in life. What he finds hidden among the pages changes him forever…
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Story and Narration: Christopher Gronlund
This time, I sit down and chat with Cynthia Griffith about recording an audio drama instead of a narrated work of prose.
It’s the longest episode of Behind the Cut, but it gives a good peek at the process behind putting an audio drama together.
And remember, in a few weeks it’s the next Not about Lumberjacks story. It was written for a special occasion: the one-year anniversary of the show!
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Story: Christopher Gronlund
If you listened to “Purvis,” it’s probably clear that I spent a lot of time when I was younger playing Dungeons and Dragons and being picked on.
If you’ve not listened to “Purvis,” I suggest you listen to the story first because there are some big spoilers in this behind-the-scenes look at the story.
But this is not wholly about what it was to be bullied — it’s also a celebration of a game that saved my life and made me the person I am today.