Until 2023…

christopher tallon switchers

No Podcast Activity until 2023

Creative Ops is almost done for the year. Tonight I’m conducting my last interview of 2022. That’ll be available next week. After that, I’ll be taking a few weeks of doing NOTHING PODCAST RELATED to work more closely on my fiction. I’ve got a short story I might release on my website between Christmas and New Year.

SWITCHERS: Creepy Scifi at Its Best

I wrote a book about teens in 1996 who get pulled into a time travel war against their adults selves. The adults time travel by switching bodies with the kid versions of themselves. But when the kids get to the future, they see that the end is near for humanity. Then it’s a race to beat the clock and get back to 1996 before it’s too late.

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It’s not YA, per se. I didn’t write it with a certain age group in mind. That said, I believe it appropriate for anyone who can handle a movie with a strong PG-13 rating. Swearing and violence? Yes, but not over the top. Not for my taste anyway…

Available on Kindle Unlimited, Amazon, B&N.com, and at www.christophertallon.com!

Thanks for a Great 2022!

Here’s a few of the more downloaded episodes from 2022:

Ep.56 | Casey Kornoelje – Grand Rapids’ Only Local in the Cannabis Game Creative Ops

Casey Kornoelje is the sole owner of the only locally-owned cannabis dispensary in Grand Rapids, Michigan. You might ask, "There are so many dispensaries…how is Pharmhouse Wellness the only local one?"  Great question. Listen for the answer to that, how Casey got into growing in the first place, how the shop came to fruition, and what his plans are for the shop and the community around it going forward. . . . Check out Pharmhouse Wellness on their website, http://www.pharmhousewellness.com, on Facebook @pharmhousewellness, and on Instagram @pharmhousewellness. . . . Follow the show and its host at http://www.christophertallon.com and on all social media @TallonWrites. . . . And leave a review AND a rating for the show wherever you download podcasts. Thanks!

Ep. 63 | Derek Mohr – Developer, Designer, Artist, & Good Dude Creative Ops

Derek Mohr is a Grand Rapids, MI based artist who works as a developer and designer. We talked about his early interest in art and technology, traced his path to professional status, talked about some of his projects, and stuff creative people deal with, go through, and chat about with other creatives. By day Derek works for an agency called Might In The Midwest. You can see more about Derek and the things he does at https://onemohrti.me/ .     .     . Catch Derek On.. Instagram: @onemohrtimedesign Twitter: @OneMohrTime Dribble: dribbble.com/OneMohrTime

Ep. 50 | Christopher Daradics – Language Learning, Immersive Technology, Education, & Creative Healing Creative Ops

Christopher Daradics works at the University of Oregon's Center for Applied Second Language Studies – CASLS (check that out for free language learning tools!) He's also a part of Resonance Building, a healing and arts collective. Check out their upcoming online workshop "The Embodied Voice", and keep coming back for new events, projects, ideas… .   .   . Learn more: Christopher Daradics on IG: @swagadics Resonance Building on IG: @resonance-building CASLS website Resonance Building website Embodied Voice info/registration .   .   . Thanks everyone! See ya next time. -CT .   .   . For more on Creative Ops and/or Christopher Tallon: Website | Instagram | FaceBook | Twitter | Podcast

BOOK RELEASE DAY | TJ Tranchell – my editor! Creative Ops

Switchers is available to the masses! And here to discuss this is TJ Tranchell. TJ is an author, professor, and editor. The last one is the focus today as we get together to chat about my book, Switchers, which is available for purchase as of today on E-BOOK as well as PAPERBACK. Go to http://www.christophertallon.com for more about the book, and follow me on any/all of your favorite social media spots @TallonWrites. For more about TJ, visit http://www.tjtranchell.net.

BOOK RELEASE WEEK | Kirk Ross – My Cover Designer!!! Creative Ops

Kirk Ross designed the cover for my book, Switchers. See the cover and find out more about the book (including where to pick up your e-book or paperback copy) at http://www.christophertallon.com. .   .   . Check out Kirk's podcast, A Talk In The Attic, and watch a comedic edition of this very interview on the A Talk In The Attic's YOUTUBE PAGE! There you can watch all my prior appearances, as well as "Nunzio's Big Night Out" and many other quality episodes. .   .   . Check me out on all social media @tallonwrites, on my website http://www.christophertallon.com, on Goodreads, and on Amazon.   Later!

BOOK RELEASE WEEK | Kirk Ross – My Cover Designer!!! Creative Ops

Kirk Ross designed the cover for my book, Switchers. See the cover and find out more about the book (including where to pick up your e-book or paperback copy) at http://www.christophertallon.com. .   .   . Check out Kirk's podcast, A Talk In The Attic, and watch a comedic edition of this very interview on the A Talk In The Attic's YOUTUBE PAGE! There you can watch all my prior appearances, as well as "Nunzio's Big Night Out" and many other quality episodes. .   .   . Check me out on all social media @tallonwrites, on my website http://www.christophertallon.com, on Goodreads, and on Amazon.   Later!

Ep.73 | The Pharmhouse Wellness Art Market: A Podumentary… Creative Ops

Pharmhouse Wellness, Grand Rapids, Michigan's only locally owned and operated dispensary, had another art market. Again I sold books and (someone else's (my daugher's!)) art. This time, however, I brought my podcast gear and made a whole thing of it, talking to a little bit of every kind of person around: pot smokers, local celebrities, art enthusiasts, art vendors, budtenders, and one of the event organizers. And Mike Logan did a great read of the back of my book Switchers, which I encourage you to read. Your future self will thank you… .   .   . The interviewees are: Mike Logan | IG: @icecoldcomedian  Matt "soon-to-be from GR" Sweda | IG: @mattsweda Frankie | IG: @stolenchapstick K.C. | IG: @kcnextdoo_ & @nailzbykc_ Loyiso "Lou" Matanda | IG: @loyisomatandabey Ashley Nash | IG: @nashleyillustration ; nashleyillustration@gmail.com Kate Lewis | IG: @claykate ; http://www.katelewisceramics.com/shop Dean from BEDROOM CEILINGS | Insta and Facebook @bedroomceilings .   .   . Shout out to my tent sharing artists from the two markets: Los The Artist and Savannah Jade. One more to Michigrown for sponsoring the event and giving away some nice freebies! Hope to see you at the next one August 20, 2022, at Pharmhouse Wellness in Grand Rapids, Michigan!  

Ep.58 | Shatawn Brigham – Owner of GR Noir Wine & Jazz Creative Ops

Shatawn Brigham and his wife, Nadia, moved from fields in mental health and education into business with the idea of changing the culture of professional inequality in Grand Rapids from the inside. Listen to how he met his wife, how they've worked to help the city and it's negatively impacted communities, and how GR Noir–Grands Rapids' only jazz bar–came to be. . . . Check them out at http://www.grnoir.com, and on Facebook and Instagram!  

SWITCHERS RELEASE CELEBRATION | Brandon Scott, my super-talented writer buddy & supporter Creative Ops

Hey everyone! This is the last "book celebration" episode. After this it's back to normal. On that note, go to http://www.christophertallon.com/about-switchers/ for info, Amazon links, and even links for signed copies! You can hit the social links, too, and reach out that way. Aaaaaanyway–here's my writer buddy for today's episode… .  .  . Brandon Scott is a talented author of wonderfully weird tales that do a bit of genre bending, leaning heavy on the horror and dark fantasy. He wrote the Vodou series and is in several short story anthologies. You can see (and buy) all his work on the Brandon Scott Amazon page.  Also look for him on: Twitter: @BrandonScott_AU Facebook: http://www.facebook.com/brandon.scottauthor.90

Ep.77 | Shawn Burgess, horror writer and author of THE TEAR COLLECTOR and its new prequel SOUR ROOTS Creative Ops

Shawn Burgess is a horror writer from Jacksonville, FL. His first novel is The Tear Collector. I read it. It's fantastic. You should, too. He just release a prequel and has a sequel coming out in the fall of '22. This should be in your TBR (to be read) pile. Listen to us talk about horror as a genre, how we approach writing, and you might just catch the exact moment where we officially became friends… Thanks for listening, folks. Thanks for coming on, Shawn. . . . Here's Shawn's Socials: Facebook | Instagram | Twitter . . . Here's Shawn's Links: Visit http://www.shawnburgessauthor.com! Get his book Buy THE TEAR COLLECTOR here! Free e-book link for SOUR ROOTS . . . From Christopher Tallon (Host): Thanks for listening. I appreciate you. And thanks for spreading the word, subscribing to the show, and supporting me and my guests on social media. All music is by me, except the end song HAHAHA, which is by Kirk Ross, using samples from Creative Ops. Thanks Kirk! I write blogs, books, and do social media stuff. Here's proof: My Novel | Goodreads | Twitter | FaceBook | Instagram | TikTok | Podcast . . . Thanks! -CT

Ep. 52 | Joshua Marsella talks about his new podcast WRITERS ON WAX Creative Ops

Joshua Marsella came on for his third go round on Creative Ops, this time to talk about HIS brand new podcast, WRITERS ON WAX. Starting February 2 you can hear Joshua talk to other writers about the grand craft, as well as the music that inspires them. Please follow Joshua Marsella: @joshua_marsella on IG @JoshuaMarsella on Twitter @JoshuaMarsella on FB And listen to WRITERS ON WAX wherever you get podcasts (except Spotify…he's not gonna be there), and look him up on Amazon, goodreads, and the like for info on his books.

Later!

-CT

Christopher Tallon is the author of the dark, adventurous, time-travel novel Switchers.

My baby said I’s crazy / My mama called me lazy / I was gonna show em all this time
Cause you know I ain’t no fool and / I don’t need no more schoolin / I was born to just walk the line

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