Without a doubt, the biggest highlight of 2017 for me was writing and producing our 4th Annual Diabetes Mystery podcast,‘Gypsies, Tramps & Peas’.
It was such an incredible experience for me as a writer. Most of 2017 I spent working on this project. For months I read mystery and diabetes self-care books, interviewed experts, researched topics, and attended writing workshops in the hopes of making a more meaningful and memorable podcast. I counted at least twenty five script rewrites and six rehearsals before our live performance. Of course, it was frustrating and even nerve wrecking at times but in the end, it was so much fun! Truth be told, I’m already hard at work on next year’s mystery podcast entitled ‘Swan Wake’ set to premiere in September 2018.
Here’s a quick synopsis of ‘Gypsies, Tramps & Peas’: Diabetes advocate turned reluctant amateur sleuth, Mr. Divabetic’s finally takes the plunge and ventures into a new career as a healthy caterer. With the help of his co-workers and nosy Italian mother, he heads for Coney Island to cater his first party aboard a yacht for his former swim coach, Ted Rockow. But his nautical soiree quickly capsizes when the guest of honor is found swimming with the fishes. What it an accident or foul play? Now Mr. Divabetic’s grilling Burlesque dancers, a lifeguard lothario and some sequined mermaids, all intent on keeping their secrets buried deep within the sand. Can Mr. Divabetic prove Coach’s death was a murder, not an accident? Or will he end up floating out to sea?
Our 4th Annual Mystery podcast, ‘Gyspies, Tramps & Peas’ stars USA Today Best-Selling Author, Tonya Kappes, Chef Robert Lewis aka ‘the Happy Diabetic’, Patricia Addie-Gentle RN, CDE, MaryAnn Nicolay, Seveda Williams, Catherine Schuller, Mama Rose Marie and Poet Lorraine Brooks.
Happy New Year!