Ronnie Blackwell, Lin Harper, Martha Holloway, and Paul Fischer join Stephen Kilbride on a great episode of Tea and Chat. We discuss writing, podcasting, producing audio books, and Ronnie’s newly released novel Spite.
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Dear Paul and Martha, Yes, Serve it Cold, excellent work. If any one wants an example of a PodioBook done right they should listen to it. Now I know the reason why Tee Morris is doing Morevi Remastered. You guys didn’t raise the bar you changed the game. Loved the use of small town gosip to […]
Denouement. John Turner’s favorite literary term. Loose ends get tied up. But there is still a surprise or two left in this tale!
Jonny wakes up to find some surprising visitors at the house helping themselves to his coffee!
Well, this time we can’t blame the delay on hardware failure. But, please, bear with us. Episode 24 is a really long one and we want to get it right. So, we are taking a little extra time to do just that. We expect to publish on Sunday, December 9th. We hope you will think […]
Back in Catherine, Jonny goes out to Burnt Bridge with Butch to have a look at the famous blue Stratus. They decide to look around the family farm in Covington County then head back home to Catherine. Will this day ever end?
Jonny and Vera discuss shocking news from Catherine. Vera tells Jonny a story from her past–The House of Blue Lights.
Due to a hardware failure in our main production computer, Serve It Cold episode 22 will be delayed. The iMac suffered a logic board failure early this week, and needs to go into the shop for a few days. The good news is Martha backed up all the data before the system failed. Once we […]
Darkstar has a nice blog entry about Serve It Cold. He should rest assured that we hope to bring you more work from Ronnie Blackwell as soon as we can.
New Orleans can be a dangerous place: you can get your wallet stolen, your door kicked in, or your shoulder dislocated before most French Quarter residents even get out of bed. On the brighter side, you can get breakfast at Poppy’s around the clock.
Jonny C and the crew head for New Orleans to try to find Ray. Meanwhile back in Catherine, Jonny’s carefully crafted reconstruction of the crime turns out to be dead wrong.
The search for clues in the Grantham murder case continues. The crack Speed investigative team turn their attention to the old Arnold Line trail. Could they have found the much needed break in the case?
Butch Ellis invites himself over to Jonny’s house for morning coffee amidst the herd of over-excited dogs. Go Joe and Lurker make plans to “fish up” more information on Lattimer Grantham. And Jonny, Narlene and Sonny look for a Louisiana needle in a Mississippi haystack.
Circumstances look pretty bad for Jonny C and the gang: no client, no payment, and Jonny’s actions could be misconstrued as stalking Landis Grantham. Seems it’s always darkest before the cops show up….
Jonny and Narlene return to Catherine. Jonny calls everyone together to brainstorm what their next move should be.
Here’s another rich handful of Ronnie’s Hattiesburg American articles. Please be sure to leave comments on the HA site if you enjoy them! All aflutter: Count butterflies in Delta this weekend Aging author splashes into new media wave Hummingbird season arrives in South Mississippi backyards They fly by night: Restless thrushes called to migrate Sitting […]
Jonny finishes telling Narlene the story of the “Battle of Catherine”. Mafioso, guns, drugs, DEA, explosions, and the last time Jonny saw Big John Turner.
Jonny C and Narlene head back to Catherine. They stop to do a little bird watching to throw off anyone tailing them and Jonny C tells Narlene the story of the “Battle of Lake Catherine”.
Lunch at Mother’s with the Tommys and Narlene is interrupted by unsettling news from Catherine. What’s a hardworking private detective to do? Why, have desert and fine wine at the Napoleon House and rally the troops!
Jonny drops by the Tommy’s to check in with Narlene and change his disguise before trailing the “happy couple” through the French Quarter. He still can’t shake the nagging feeling that Lily Banks and Lattimer Grantham are making getting evidence for the divorce case just too damn easy!
Surveillance on “The Granthams” goes like clockwork. But something about it just doesn’t seem to be quite right. Jonny discovers another friend of Big John Turner.
Jonny checks in at The Guest House and finds a friend he’s never met before. The surveillance for Landis Grantham’s divorce case takes Jonny to an art show opening for Catherine’s finest artist, Cindy Aultman. Her subjects turn out to be rather unexpected.
Jonny and Narlene have dinner with the Tommy’s. Jonny gets a little off the sides and a trim–ready for his surveillance later that night.
Jonny checks in with his clients Goat Johnson and Landis Grantham. Jonny and Narlene’s hopes are raised when a team of plain clothes detectives arrive clearly on the hunt for someone, but they soon realize the cops are after a pickpocket team working the crowd around the street band instead of Jerry and Ray. So […]
On the way to the apartment, Jonny and Narlene find Jerry’s car parked illegally in the French Quarter and ask Tommy to keep an eye on it. They settle in to the third floor apartment and discreetly watch the goings on out on the street. Jerry shows up–dressed oddly–but can’t get in the car that […]
Safe and sound at Margaritaville, Narlene tells Jonny C how she ended up in New Orleans with Jerry and Ray. And how she managed to get away to the French Market. Jonny C and Narlene gather supplies for the French Quarter apartment.
The original cover for the book was taken from one of Ronnie’s photos. But we had the great good fortune to have two other beautiful pieces of art contributed by Georgia Godwin and Laura Mann. Georgia Godwin’s cover plays with the image of the Altoids box that features in the novel and Laura Mann’s cover […]
Jonny heads to New Orleans to start his divorce case and find Narlene. Jonny checks Sonny’s past with Steve at Margaritaville. He finds Narlene and takes her back to Margaritaville for lunch.
Have a listen to Ronnie’s interview on Lulu Radio Episode 31 with Jason Adams. Ronnie and Jason discuss jumping into Creative Commons publishing with both feet, the process of publishing both through a conventional press and through Lulu, and how the podiobook came to be. Lulu Radio is funny and informative and we hope you […]
Goat introduces Jonny to his club manager, Sonny Richard, who was beaten up the night before. Sonny tells Jonny how Narlene got the marijuana in the first place. Jonny gets evidence in the divorce case.
Jonny starts working his divorce case beginning with a little surveillance on all three of the Granthams: Landis, Latimer, and Lilian. Go Joe Jackson takes over the routine investigations for Speed Investigations.
Jonny finds evidence in the parking lot and heads into the woods. After an incident in the woods Jonny visits Goat at The Rocking the Cradle Bar which he has bought and is refurbishing. Jonny gets a divorce case in New Orleans.
If you are enjoying Serve It Cold and can’t wait for more from the author, then check out Ronnie’s articles in The Hattiesburg American. The newspaper is not able to keep archives of the articles online for very long. So periodically we will refresh the links in this post. Please leave comments about the articles […]
Convenience store manager, Jonny C. Speed, is accused of stealing marijuana from Narlene Moore. Narlene calls her brother Goat Johnson and the cops to set them on Speed.
The Serve It Cold podcast launch party will be at Balticon in Hunt Valley, MD. Join us 9pm on Sunday May 27, 2007 at the Hunt Valley Marriott for drinks, snacks, and a free CD with the first three episodes. You will also be able to meet the cast and crew, and if we’re all […]