Welcome to our neighborhood!

Here is this week’s list of our newest cities including Waterlooville, United Kingdom coming in at 25 downloads! Way to go Waterlooville!

Laval, Canada; Nelamangala, India; Amol, Iran; Unidentified local, Mexico; Tarragona, Spain; Enfield, United Kingdom; Waterlooville, United Kingdom; Bismarck, Arkansas;  

Palm Springs, California; Opelousas, Louisiana; Cornville, Maine; Lindenwold, New Jersey; Batavia, New York; Springfield Gardens, New York; Huber Heights, Ohio;  Washington, Virginia; Redmond, Washington; and Rockford, Washington.  

This week’s movers and shakers

Portland, Maine;  33

Brunswick, Maine;  31

Cabanatuan City, Philippines; 27

Waterlooville, United Kingdom; 25

Short Fiction

The perfect afternoon break.

Short Fiction is a story that you can read in one sitting. You are most likely familiar with short fiction tales. They are the stories you read in magazines like Alfred Hitchcock Mystery Magazine, Asimov’s Science Fiction, Ellery Queen Mystery Magazine, True Romance and True Love.

You are probably thinking, “Dang pulp writers. They are the bottom of the literary barrel.” Really? Before you stop reading this post, consider other short fiction writers. You see, “1001 Arabian Nights” is a short fiction collection, as is the “Ramayana” and the “Mahabharata.” Homer wrote short fiction that is revered – the “Iliad” and the “Odyssey.” Edgar Allan Poe wrote short fiction. Sir Arthur Conan Doyle wrote short fiction. A prolific short fiction writer, O. Henry, wrote gems that include the “Gift of the Magi” and “The Ransom of Red Chief.” Other famous short fiction writers include Ray Bradbury, Ernest Hemingway, Ambrose Bierce, Jack London, William Faulkner, and F. Scott Fitzgerald.

Bottom of the barrel indeed. It looks to us like short fiction is kind of popular.

That is why New Meadows Media, as the creators of Restless Shores, are also offering short fiction eBooks on Amazon. It is an additional way for fans to continue to enjoy stories about Gamote Point that don’t necessarily involve the Roupps. Mayzie Sterling has provided us with two short fiction romances and is working on more.

Venus in a Bodice” which brings the story of an uptight forensic accountant and the man who brings out the real woman under the corporate armor, and;

Scripted for Love” where an out-of-work actor shows a woman who considers herself ruined how precious she is. Also, author Max Reese has provided us with the beginnings of a detective series that will be available for fans soon.

Life is short. Read something fun.

Hello Oman!

Welcome to our new neighbors – including our newest country Oman.

Hamburg, Germany; Heinsberg, Germany; Masqat, Oman; Alfragide, Portugal; Hounslow, England; Michigan City, Indiana; Plainfield, Indiana; Council Bluffs, Iowa; Prairie Village, Kansas; Bossier City, Louisiana; Lincoln, Nebraska; Elkhorn, Wisconsin; Fitchburg, Wisconsin; and New Berlin, Wisconsin.

And we have the battle of the coastal Portlands in our top download cities.

Ashburn, Virginia; 71

Portland, Maine; 51

Brunswick, Maine, United States, 43

Portland, Oregon, United States, 20

Don’t waste the opportunity!

Yesterday, in a fit of frustration and boredom, we engaged not one but two scammers and a had a conversation with a vendor. What we discovered was marketing gold. Well, maybe not gold, but a lot of fun anyway. So, we’re going to go a little bit outside our norm and share this with you.

Here is the first conversation

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The second scammer went like this.

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The scammer ended up saying I was a ‘badt’ man and cut off the conversation.

Yesterday, we were also trying to cancel a subscription and asked them if they wanted to advertise on our podcast. The nice young customer service rep directed us to leave our offer on their feedback page. We did. Who would have thought using a feedback page to contact potential advertisers?

Our thought is, we can’t do any worse than ask. After all, scammers are running businesses as well. Who knows. Maybe there will be an ad on Restless Shores that goes something like this:

Don’t be the only one in your neighborhood who hasn’t been scammed. Call our agent at (555) 555-5555 and join the ranks of the ripped off today.

Stay safe, stay well, stay sane.

Welcome to Russia, our newest country!

Châtillon, France; Tysse I Samnanger, Norway; Quezon, Philippines; Belgorod, Russia; Halifax, United Kingdom; Daphne, Alabama; East Rancho Dominguez, California; Bristol, Connecticut; Elmhurst, Illinois; New Lenox, Illinois; Kansas City, Kansas; Kenduskeag, Maine; Pascagoula, Mississippi; Raymore, Missouri; Mount Airy, North Carolina; Groves, Texas; Culpeper, Virginia; and Colfax, Washington.

This week’s download top nine are

Brunswick, Maine,               53

Baltimore, Maryland            45

Culpeper, Virginia               29

Newark, New Jersey           27

Bristol, Connecticut             24

Wichita, Kansas                  21

Halifax, England                  19

Portland, Maine                   14

Stavanger, Norway             10

Thanks to all our fans who are hanging in there with us. Stay safe, stay well.

We’re still here

True, we aren’t dropping episodes every week. Our passion for Restless Shores is still going strong even though we aren’t recording during social distancing. Our lead writer, Greg Tulonen, has given us some exciting new episodes. We can’t wait until we can get the troupe together and see how the Restless Shores actors interpret what’s coming up.

I mean, really, why does Miguel keep getting wrongfully arrested for murder?

Until then, stay safe, stay well.

“The time has come,” the Walrus said

We are calling a halt to recording sessions for the next several weeks. While we are saddened at this decision, our fight against Covid-19 is more important to us than putting the cast and crew at risk. The fall out is we will have a brief hiatus in new episode downloads during that time.

We ask our fans to bear with us as we go through this difficult time. You can still listen to any of our back episodes, or get Mayzie Sterling’s short fiction Gamote Point romances on Amazon. In addition, you can take advantage of the free trial Audible offer to help pass the next four weeks or so by clicking on the link on the Restless Shores website.

We will get through this together. Stay safe. Stay well.

Welcome

West Enfield, Maine takes the lead as the highest downloads for a new City at 25!

Brantford, Canada; Harpenden, United Kingdom; Heber Springs, Arkansas; West Enfield, Maine; North Chicopee, Massachusetts; Norwood, Massachusetts; Westfield, Massachusetts; Wilmington, Massachusetts; Holland, Michigan; West Saint Paul, Minnesota; Grand Island, Nebraska; Burlington, Vermont; Manassas, Virginia; and Pullman, Washington.

Last week’s biggest downloaders are:

Biddeford, Maine, 74

Renton, Washington, 64

Melbourne, Florida, 57

Portland, Maine, 51

Thanks for listening. Stay safe.

Welcome Neighbors

Welcome to our newest country, Costa Rica. A big thank you to Somerset, Massachusetts and Melborne, Florida who have tied for the most downloads for last week at 63. Brisbane, Australia and Slacks Creek, Australia came in at second and third most downloads.

Slacks Creek, Australia; Bedford Mills, Canada; San Pablo, Costa Rica; Lucknow, India; Alfragide, Portugal; Leksand, Sweden; Camden Town, United Kingdom; Shafter, California; Cheshire, Connecticut; Sun City Center, Florida; Somerset, Massachusetts; Clinton, Mississippi; Jackson, Mississippi; East Flatbush, New York; Parkchester, New York; Newberg, Oregon; Irving, Texas; and Kaysville, Utah.

Everyone stay safe and keep listening to Restless Shores.

Welcome!

Fresno, California is our newest city with the most downloads last week at 62.

Welcome to our new neighbors!

Brisbane, Australia; Brisbane, Australia; East York, Canada; Orton, Canada; Bogota, Bogota D.C., Colombia; Mumbai, India; Saint Thomas Mount, India; Mahdasht, Iran; Kristiansand, Norway; Manila, Philippines; Derby, United Kingdom; Maidstone, United Kingdom; Tucson, Arizona; Burbank, California; Duarte, California; Fresno, California; Newark, California; Berlin, Connecticut; East Naples, Florida; Kissimmee, Florida; Lake Worth, Florida; Amherst Center, Massachusetts; Gilboa, New York; Rensselaer, New York; Buckhall, Virginia; Virginia Beach, Virginia; and Renton, Washington.