The Secret of the ‘V’ Part THREE

Todays episode is part 3 and the final part in this interview with Valora Douglas and man did I enjoy myself and I sure hope she did too. She turns the tables on me asking about the signs and what they mean – being in the signage industry I do have a lot of knowledge on the meaning of signs for figuratively and literally.

my thoughts and sketch dedicated to Valora Douglas & our time together

Episode 81

Welcome back to Valerie’s Variety Podcast with your host me, Valerie Moss this show is about ReViews, InterViews and my Daily Views. It’s a story podcast about my life in Calgary, WhatEVER | WhenEVER. The show drops every Tuesday. Instagram @ValerieJMoss Pinterest @VJMoss Facebook @ValeriesVarietyPod

Valora Douglas on ‘Valerie’s Series’

Check out Part ONE

Check out Part TWO

a book that Valora Douglas loves and can totally relate to.

Todays show she asks me about Signs – I often here this song playing and often thought of having these lyrics printed for my hard hat.

The Five Man Electrical Band 1971
Signs Signs Everywhere a Sign by The Five Man Electrical Band, 1971
Valora Douglas and me, Valerie Moss...comparing notes over a glass of vino!
Valora Douglas and me, Valerie Moss..have a good laugh

Get to know Valora check out her linked in and her venture with Evoke Sales Communication. She’s also a self published author with 2 books under her belt now – more on the horizon). Check out these awesome thoughts here

Valora L Douglas on Linked In

Valora L Douglas on Pinterest

The shyest dog, what’s she thinking about – why won’t she look? by Jeff Moss
London doing math, my current phone background

Know a Valerie or are a Valerie

If you know a Valerie (tell me about her) or are a Valerie, please get in touch with me. I want to get to know you! We might drink wine together (white or red?) or have a tea (do you like London Fog’s) just hang out become more acquainted. I’ve had so much interest into this right from early on.

Anyway, thanks for hanging out with me today leave me a comment, rating on iTunes would be amazing and stay tuned we have some exciting shows coming up! Talk to you next Tuesday.

The Secret of the ‘V’ – Part TWO

Valora Douglas and me, Valerie Moss taking some selfies in Studio 17.
Valora Douglas and me, Valerie Moss having a great time in Studio 17.

Episode 80

Part 2 of this Valerie Series Segment with Valora Douglas continues and we are really getting into he good now people, she’s so funny yet deep in thought. Enjoy todays episode.

Check out Part One

Welcome back to Valerie’s Variety Podcast with your host me, Valerie Moss this show is about ReViews, InterViews and my Daily Views. It’s a story podcast about my life in Calgary, WhatEVER | WhenEVER. The show drops every Tuesday. Instagram @ValerieJMoss Pinterest @VJMoss Facebook @ValeriesVarietyPod

Valora Douglas on ‘Valerie’s Series’

Welcome Val Douglas, this women is the one and only Val I’ve known in my working career  here in Calgary, having my entire career here says a lot about the lack of Val’s, Valerie’s around this amazing city! She has a strong connection to this city in particular the residents as she’s an expert in Home Builders working for many local home builders throughout her career. Today’s show is about two Val’s working in the Calgary area and in the same industries construction, sales, marketing and management.  She’s creative and upbeat, a great person to have around especially in studio 17. .. – she’s so positive – has a great chill vibe – is serious about some things – passionate about others. – similar to me in her career – yep we are friends!

That Dove Commercial

we discussed how important it is to “up” our girls…support and empower each other – goosebumps!

Valora L Douglas on Linked In

Valora L Douglas on Pinterest

Know a Valerie or are a Valerie

If you know a Valerie (tell me about her) or are a Valerie, please get in touch with me. I want to get to know you! We might drink wine together (white or red?) or have a tea (do you like London Fog’s) just hang out become more acquainted. I’ve had so much interest into this right from early on.

Anyway, thanks for hanging out with me today leave me a comment, rating on iTunes would be amazing and stay tuned we have some exciting shows coming up! Talk to you next Tuesday.

Secret of the ‘V’ Part ONE

Episode 79

Todays interview as part of the ‘Valerie Series’  holds a special place in my heart my very fist interview in my home studio. Valora Douglas sat in my new antique chair and we talked like old friends, truthfully, I didn’t want her to leave. This Val is one of a kind, she’s the only Val I’ve known in Calgary in the 20 years I’ve lived here, she’s tall and outgoing and super fun to be around.

Welcome back to Valerie’s Variety Podcast with your host me, Valerie Moss this show is about ReViews, InterViews and my Daily Views. It’s a story podcast about my life in Calgary, WhatEVER | WhenEVER. The show drops every Tuesday. Instagram @ValerieJMoss Pinterest @VJMoss Facebook @ValeriesVarietyPod

Valora Douglas on ‘Valerie’s Series’

Welcome Val Douglas, this women is the one and only Val I’ve known in my working career  here in Calgary, having my entire career here says a lot about the lack of Val’s, Valerie’s around this amazing city! She has a strong connection to this city in particular the residents as she’s an expert in Home Builders working for many local home builders throughout her career. Today’s show is about two Val’s working in the Calgary area and in the same industries construction, sales, marketing and management.  She’s creative and upbeat, a great person to have around especially in studio 17. .. – she’s so positive – has a great chill vibe – is serious about some things – passionate about others. – similar to me in her career – yep we are friends!

Valora L Douglas on Linked In

Valora L Douglas on Pinterest

'Valerie Series'
Valora and me Valerie Moss. How are we connected?
Valora Douglas and me, Valerie Moss...comparing notes over a glass of vino!
Valora Douglas and me, Valerie Moss..have a good laugh
Valora Douglas and me, Valerie Moss taking some selfies in Studio 17.
Valora Douglas and me, Valerie Moss having a great time in Studio 17.

Get to know Valora check out her linked in and her venture with Evoke Sales Communication. She’s also a self published author with 2 books under her belt now – more on the horizon). Check out these awesome thoughts here

“High School doesn’t prepare teens for the real world.”
“I don’t know what I want to do when I finish school.”
“I can’t wait to move out of the house and start my own life and make my own rules.”

These are all words uttered by teens today and by teens from generations past. While the real world is an exciting place to dream about, it can also be very intimidating to those who are being thrown into it from the institutionalized setting of formal schooling.
The Easy Road has been written to inspire you to live a life of intention, while embracing the newness that life presents, as you embark on a real journey of success.
#TheEasyRoad by Valora L Douglas

Valora L Douglas on Linked In

Feeling the financial strain of maternity leave? What are you doing for your career while you re on leave? While many books are available to help the professional woman prepare for the changes life brings with the birth of baby there are very few books, if any, that focus specifically on supporting moms career upon her return to work. While maternity leave is a blissful time, it can also be emotionally challenging as you feel the financial pinch that maternity leave can bring and often making it difficult to make ends meet. From Colic to Career provides guidance to help you enhance existing skills, develop new skills, and renew your professional image and self-confidence for your return to work. Whether a stay-at-home mom returning to the workforce, a young new mom not yet established, or an established business woman returning to work following leave...this is the perfect time to focus on your career and potentially earn more money. By taking the time in the early days following the birth of baby to establish balance in your life, and through the step-by-step guidance and exercises in the book, you will ultimately take control of your career future and financial destiny. What better time than during maternity leave, and while baby is napping, to redefine your career goals and set forth down a path to achieving the success you desire.
From Colic to Career by Valora L. Douglas

Know a Valerie or are a Valerie

If you know a Valerie (tell me about her) or are a Valerie, please get in touch with me. I want to get to know you! We might drink wine together (white or red?) or have a tea (do you like London Fog’s) just hang out become more acquainted. I’ve had so much interest into this right from early on.

Anyway, thanks for hanging out with me today leave me a comment, rating on iTunes would be amazing and stay tuned we have some exciting shows coming up! Talk to you next Tuesday.

Audition – Accepted: What is Wicca?

My first Audio Book, production, Wicca for Beginners written by Amelia Greenwood

Episode 78

Recently, yours truly got accepted into the spoken word world and now I have my first produced Audio book live on Audible. Wicca for Beginners by Amelia Greenwood. This is something I’ve been working on for several months and I am quite excited to have been accepted into his world of voice reading. Following along my suite with this forum of podcasting – now I’ll get to lend my voice into other avenues, genre’s and titles. My first audio book partnership with Amelia Greenwood is called Wicca for Beginner:; The Ultimate Guide to Wiccan Rituals, Beliefs, Tools, and Spells. A Book for Solitary Practitioners and Witches to Get Started With Witchcraft, Herbs, Candles, and Moon Magic

Welcome back to Valerie’s Variety Podcast with your host me, Valerie Moss this show is about ReViews, InterViews and my DailyViews. It’s a story podcast about my life in Calgary, WhatEVER | WhenEVER. The show drops every Tuesday. Follow me on Instagram @ValerieJMoss Pinterest @VJMoss Facebook @ValeriesVarietyPod

How did this start?

The book I was asked to produce was on a subject I’m not well versed in, the Wiccan Religion. I was however more inclined to read something out-loud that is in the vein of a guide or a manual to gain some experience. I wasn’t sure about having another voice inflection for a character for example, a male. Maybe one day but today I’ll stick with manuals, guides and maybe cook books lol, 1 cup of this and a sprinkle of that. If you’re loving my voice, which I’ve heard from some of you – then you can listen and learn about Wicca if you feel so inclined to indulge in this magical world of Wicca and learn about the myths and truths on this nature based religion. I’ll share some snippets of my book with you to entice you.

Take a listen…

Throughout the show today I’ll give you a few highlights of this process, working with the ACX team – this is the company that fill up audible with all the books we love to listen to. I’ve been looking for a side hustle and I’ve now found one!

First step is to create a profile on ACX, so you add samples, upload these to your profile, write a description of each one

  • Val’s Valerie’s Sample – take a listen, this sample I created for my Valere’s segment on the podcast which I love but it might have been a little too crazy for this interviewees, so I back burnered it for now but I had fun with the production of it the music and the playing around with my name!
  • Ways of a Freelancer – audition I loved this book content full of very current information – not accepted tho to produce
  • and last but not least is my introduction to my weekly show – take a listen
  • Wicca – I added this sample of my latest audio book, what is Wicca – I’m proud to be requested and approved to produce this audio book. This is a nature based religion not something cynical that’s depicted in the movies. I learnt so much about Wicca

Next you search for titles accepting auditions – this is where you go down a rabbit hole of authors accepting producers. Everything from romance, to sci-fi, to manuals, you could even listen to the bible (I’ve thought about this option) here’s some of the auditions I’ve submitted:

  • Backpackers Guildbook
  • Lovely Bones – collection of poems
  • Manipulation and Dark Physchology
  • to name a few

The author usually provides a description of what they are looking for like vocal style American accent, inspirational, male or female preference, and more detail perhaps with the genre. or someone who can perform – I’ve read this several times. I wish I did better in my drama class in high school.

You submit your audition and stand by for an answer…accepted or rejected. You usually hear pretty fast.

So, the author for Wicca for Beginners found me – the process can work this was also – very flattering as this author loved my voice! Yes people this is a book about Wicca – entry into whitchcraft. The Wiccan religion and dispelling those myths that are ‘cast’ around this religion. It was a very interesting read in the end I thoroughly enjoyed it. Covering topics like, history, most popular places to visit and practice, how, when, altars and more. Table of Contents

  • What is Wicca? (snippet) – 2 mins
  • Basic Principles and Ethics (snippet) – 2 mins
  • Wiccan Belief Systems? (snippet) – 2 mins
  • Rituals and Practices (snippet) – 2 mins
  • Magic and the Book of Shadows (snippet) – 2 mins
  • Next Steps (snippet) – 2 mins

When I was conversing with the author, they mentioned that it was okay for me to discuss the book, I offered to have them on the show but they chose to decline. Notice how I’m not sharing this person in more detail? It’s interesting as the Author Amelia Greenwood is the pen name – lots of authors do this – did you know that? I mean besides Stephen King and other famous ones running stories under other names – I didn’t think it was as common as it is.

Conclusion

What do you think? Interested in learning more. I’m sure you have 3 hours in your daily commute to give this new genre of audiobook a chance. I have a request, if you’re interested, send me a note, text to my email, Valerie@ValerieMoss.ca and I’ll send you a code for a free credit to listen to this book – yes for free. In exchange, I’d love to get your feedback – write a review on Audible for me, tell me what you think of the production quality, my voice, my cadence, the overall sound, personality etc. I would love a review of this book and hey, while you at it – give my show a 5 star rating on your podcast app, leave me a review while you’re at it.

Thanks for listening today, and if it wasn’t for all of you I wouldn’t have had the courage to persue the ACX audiobook world. Thank you!

Want a free audio book code email me@ Valerie@ValerieMoss.ca or text me to this email also. Would love to hear from you.

Visit my show notes for a link to this book, also if you are an active Audible subscriber, the Wicca religion is very popular right now plus with Halloween or Samhein (the original name of this special celebration). Audible has 35 new Wicca books in the last 30 days – seriously this is a growing religion. Anyway as always, thanks for listening and keeping me in your list of podcasts, with so many options out there competing for our time, It’s awesome to know that I’m one of your listener choices.

This show, Valerie’s Variety Podcast is written, produced and edited by me, Valerie Moss, through WordPress and GarageBand, the loops I use in the show are provided through GarageBand, background recordings are recorded by me and my trusty iPhone. The music TASCAM 40 and TASCAM 128 is produced and written by my music man Jason Schnell.

Talk to you next Tuesday

Valerie Valdivia on ‘Valerie Series’ Part TWO

UnCanny Valerie is being featured today in the ‘Valerie Series’

Episode 77

Todays Show is another segment in the Valerie Series, this Valerie Valdivia caught my eye off Instagram, when searching for Valerie’s her artistic flaire is so beautiful. I LOVE her style. Her Handle on IG is Uncanny Valerie – which is exactly how I’d describe her style An Uncanny ability to draw realistic with an edge – something is mysterious.

This is Part TWO check out the details from PartONE here

Welcome back to Valerie’s Variety Podcast with your host me, Valerie Moss, this show is about ReViews, InterViews and my DailyViews, it’s a story podcast about my life in Calgary. This show drops every Tuesday. Follow me on Instagram, Facebook and Pinterest

This new series called ‘Valerie’ is a series about the Valerie’s, Val’s, Valley’s and whatever these amazing women go by, of the world. In this series I’m combing through the Jennifer’s Michelle’s and Cathy’s, looking for the vivacious, tenacious and dubious Valerie’s. Are you a Valerie get in touch with me – do you know a Valerie – tell her to connect. I’m looking for our common thread. Todays’ episode is with Valerie Valdivia

Valerie Valdivia on ‘Valerie Series’ Part ONE

Valerie Valdivia on Valerie’s Variety Podcast on the ‘Valerie’ Segment series

Episode 76

Todays Show is another segment in the Valerie Series, this Valerie Valdivia caught my eye off Instagram, when searching for Valerie’s her artistic flaire is so beautiful. I LOVE her style. Her Handle on IG is Uncanny Valerie – which is exactly how I’d describe her style An Uncanny ability to draw realistic with an edge – something is mysterious.

I had the privilege of interviewing Valerie Valdivia, I found her through Instagram when searching for Valerie’s for this series. She’s an artist and I fell in love with her style of design. This amazing artist I stumbled upon on IG when searching for Valerie’s. She has some ‘Uncanny’ work – which by the way is in her IG handle. She drew the cutest mouse that I fell in love with. Characters like moms and daughters, dogs and cats right out of a Disney movie. Unbelievable talent with her pencil and markers, she works in ink, watercolour, photoshop, clay, embroidery and just about anything else she can get her hands on. She received her BFA in Graphic Design from Chapman University in 2014. When not plotting her next project, she enjoys watching horror films, thrift shopping and discovering new ways to eat cheese. Valerie currently lives in Oregon with her husband and their cats with great names. Welcome to the show!

‘Seamstress Mouse’ by Valerie Valdivia – he’ll patch and sew up your mending while you sleep

Welcome back to Valerie’s Variety Podcast with your host me, Valerie Moss, this show is about ReViews, InterViews and my DailyViews, it’s a story podcast about my life in Calgary. This show drops every Tuesday. Follow me on Instagram, Facebook and Pinterest

This new series called ‘Valerie’ is a series about the Valerie’s, Val’s, Valley’s and whatever these amazing women go by, of the world. In this series I’m combing through the Jennifer’s Michelle’s and Cathy’s, looking for the vivacious, tenacious and dubious Valerie’s. Are you a Valerie get in touch with me – do you know a Valerie – tell her to connect. I’m looking for our common thread. Todays’ episode is with Valerie Valdivia

-theory, uncanny meaning as     strange or mysterious, especially in an unsettling way. Like almost real looking but with an unsettling manner.

Her day Job!

She’s a grocery store painter for their creative displays by day and an illustrator by night – working on her next character. She lived in wine countries and in tern has a love for the wine producing areas. She lives in Oregon, my perception of the oregon – is all of the amazing bridges. She would love to visit London, England again, one of her bucket list to-do’ again.

She collects old post cards – just like Valerie from the Dominican. Valerie Valdivia choses post card with great penmenship. What a neat collection. She is also a horror movie fan, she’s neat in her specifics she chooses based on director or intensional purpose. Interesting, thoughtful and artistic flare in teh movie itself. Well developed characters – like how much thought does she put in her movie choices.   

Great vocabulary!

Valerie Valdivia uses words like alagory allegory definition when describing a movie – this means: a story, poem, or picture that can be interpreted to reveal a hidden meaning, typically a moral or political one.  

ephemera – items that exist or are used or enjoyed for only a short time – items of collectible memorabilia, typically written or printed ones, that were originally expected to have only short-term usefulness or popularity.

 The Conjuring came out in 2013 

Artistic horror movie called the The Babadook (2014) – Jennifer Kent, beautifully shot, cinematography – haunting mother and son.

She likes to read technically. Audio book enthusiast while she’s drawing and creating her art pieces.  

What did you think about Part one learning about Valerie Valdivia, doesn’t she have a neat way of explaing things, she’s thurough and detailed, i love this about her. She loves horror movies and selects them by the director and the subject matter, remember her work alagory – meaning a story with a moral or political message. Just his in itself gives this Valerie so much substance and a great character trait. How about having a roomate name Valerie? 

She’s a July 17th birthday, a Cancer birthday.  Follow her on Instagram where she shows off her work often, Visit her on Etsy Shop where she sells her pieces Blurb where her hubby Devin and her collaborated him with his writing and her with her illustrations into a children’s book and Society 6 where she sells her pillows, prints, art – all links in my show notes.

ReView: Without Papers, Inglewood

Without Papers, ambiance, service and delicious pizza

Episode 75

Welcome back to VVP with your host me, Valerie Moss, todays show I’m ReViewing Without Papers, a great pizza place upstairs in Inglewood, Enjoy the episode and don’t forget the napkins! The background of this recording is pretty convoluted with the music but the music is great. VVP is a weekly show about mylife in Calgary, ReViews, InterViews and my Daily Views, it’s a story podcast WhatEVER, WhenEVER, this show drops every Tuesday. Follow me on Instagram, Facebook and Pinterest

When we went here it was still a bit fresh outside – which I love, walking on a fall day out in the crisp air. When you walk into this place you go up a long narrow red staircase, there’s a huge disco ball spinning. They are playing black and white movies. on a projector and great air supply music. As we mull the menu over, we debate if this is going to be our meal or a snack we do this ALOT and we are always trying to change the pizza toppings

I’ve influenced London’s idea of good glassware to drink out of, I HATE drinking out of plastic as you know do you know why? When I was 16 I had to get my tonsils out, stay overnight in a small town hospital. All of the dishes were plastic – ever since then. Horrible flavour and feeling drinking out of this foreign substance. 

We debate the menu and finally make a decision while keeping London’s wishes. a compromise so we are all happy.  Well we get the menu figured out our pizza ordered the waitress is quite patient with us, well me mostly  but shew as so patient.

Without Papers Pizza

Without papers or ‘wop’ the name is derived from brash italian kids running the streets without papers – meaning without legal papers for being in the country. It’s a slur to the Italians. Nothing to do with pizza. And the ‘wop’ word isn’t actually used in reference either. They don’t even have their name on the menu, just a cool symbol and the WP noted discreetly.

I love to go to Inglewood, get a chai tea or London Fog at Rossos’s coffee, walk up and down, in and out of shops in Inglewood, always stopping at PLANT for new purchase or check things out, pet the shop dogs and carry on. If it’s a sunny crisp day we, London and I will be down there for hours.  Since Jeff was with us this day, we stopped into Kent and he purchased some beard bomb, it smells like cigar smoke and whiskey – so nice. Good manly smell and it works good to!

Our wine comes a blend for me, Jeff’s drinking Red…not my favourite! The waitress brings us crayons…don’t you just love to doodle while waiting for the meal, London and I always do this together…on the back of the menu, where it’s a blank canvas, but don’t you  hate it when the crayons are not sharp…London says the crayons are not sharp – that isn’t cool, is it people?

We are reminiscing about The Diner, this is The Diner Delux on Edmonton Trail and like 8 in Bridgeland. We used to frequent the Diner like on a weekly basis for years. Then it was sold, then they changed their hours, then they remodelled. You know life changes and then we stopped going. It’s only opened till 4. They had a bakery on the one side, had the best ever granola bars – haven’t found on since this place had them – did you try these or know about these? Anyway it was and probably still is a great place.

Being in the position of ‘MOM’

When you are a Mom and a wife, you are in the middle of all convos. Table heights, tracing hands. Honestly it’s the best place to be. You’re in the know – you know everyone’s thoughts and commentary. 

Our meals arrives!! Chilly oil, chillie flakes, and a side of creamy garlic panno… Bugs and I compare our sketches…we’re admiring the pizza. Don’t you just love a good pizza? and Bugs wants to finish it off. I finish it off saying the jalapeño are a bit of a kicker! We are missing the honey we like to drizzle onto our pizza. 

Do you eat jalepenos? On pizza? or other things? We never did. Until a few year ago, I was out with the girls and shared a plate of nachos with my friend Meghan, she wanted jalapeño and I was like okkkkkaaaay a bit aprehensively. But then I LOVED them. Next was getting Jeff to try them and he was in like flyn! So now we eat them on these two main things and have them inside fish tacos also…do you eat these spicey little slices?

Momma do you hand print, we have been tracing hands in the Moss house for many years always capturing the change in size, only of one set tho. It’s so cool to see the transformation.  hmmm that’s delicious Jeff says, a nice pizza sauce, I totally agree. Also the pizza was very hot and stayed hot for a long time. The sauce as the base was sortof creamy like a rose almost.

Remember the black and white movies  I mentioned at the top of the show?  Bill Murray was acting on this show…with El vira..I don’t know what this movie was and now I can’t find anything remotely similar, if you know please tell me.

Without Papers, movie playing while we munch our pizza

The waitress comes, and we joke with her saying it wasn’t very good but our plates are just shy of being licked clean. 34:30 I was askng hr about the chillies, they buy them. Our waitress was excellent, chilled and good. She ate pizza here one night then kept thinking about how good it was and came back, and got a job! now that’s a compliment.

While gandering through Inglewood, if Jeff’s with us he’s taking pictures, today was no exception, He was snapping pictures while in Without Papers and out of this great place…He, Jeff Moss captured a pic of this gal sitting in front of the window just over there from us…such a great shot! See the tree followed the curvature of her back, it was brighter in the outside, her body was silhouette. The Tree is framing her, such a neat composition, good black and white Jeff says. Check out my site to see the picture of this girl, what do you think? Yeah totally she has a neat look, like Bridgette Bardot back in the day.

Inglewood Calgary Photo Walkm photo curtesy from Jeff Moss

to end the show, I’m in love with French BullDog shirts

 So I bought a cute T-Shirt from my favourite consignment store, Thrifty Princess like 6 months ago and when we were in Vegas for Jeff’s bday – while wearing my favourite French bulldog shirt I found another one. It’s so funny. Now I love them! And I’m on the hunt for more Jeff’s reference to Frenchie’s Restaurant beside UNA Pizza to ensure I know which type of dog this is, now as Jeff has confirmed the type of French BullDog it is :))

Full disclosure, Jeff and I got onto IG just in the last year or so, this is when we were about a few months still quite novice (January) and not really totally committed to the flow of IG. Can you hear his commentary about my app possibly not being current, updated. He’s always catching me with un-updated apps (is this a word), We make our way our of the restaurant with drawings in tow and back onto the streets of Inglewood, down the steep staircase. Jeff snaps a few pictures of me on our way out. 

Our experience at Without Papers was super, we had a fun time, the pizza’s were a bit pricey we thought but what do you get for $20 at a saught after pizza place these days. We ate it all, and drank the wine, plus got some good pictures from the day. It was a fresh crisp sunny day. We spent it togehter walking through beautiful Inglewood. It’s all good.

Inglewood Calgary Photo Walk with me, Valerie Moss taken by Jeff Moss

Do you have a restaurant you’d like me and my family to review? Let me know if it’s your favourite pizza joint or a great soup and sandwich place I’m in – soup and sandwiches – is my favourite meal.

Check out my site ValerieMoss.ca for all the photos from todays show.

Follow me on IG, FB and Pinterest at Valerie Moss, links in show notes.

Coming UP on Future Shows

Coming up on some future episodes, we have more Valerie InterViews, so if you know a Valerie have them get in touch with me, or are a Valerie, reach out to me at Valerie@ValerieMoss.ca, 

We have a new local author and one of Calgary’s own Police Detectives, talking about his new book and stories from within. If you know a Calgary author that you love let me know about them, if you are a Calgary author reach out to me as I’d love to meet you. 

Another upcoming topic of convo on this show is about birthdays, did you know 15 million people share your birthday – that’s right people you share your birthday with 15 million people, holy smokes right. Along the line of finding Valerie’s I’m on the hunt for people with my birthday, March 29th – is this your birthday? Do you know someone who has this birthday? I actullly share this birthday with my FIL – crazy right. But that is only 1 of 15 million. If you share you birthday with someone I’d like to hear your story. If you’re birthday is March 29th I’d like you to be my guest….

Guess what VVP listeners, I have  a new commercial for my show, check out the Valerie’s Variety Podcast – First Trailer.

First Trailer for Valerie’s Variety Podcast, produced by me, Valerie Moss

Thanks for listening, if you can spare a minute I’d like a 5 star rating from my awesome listeners, you guys continue to drive me to create interesting and regular content, leave me a review I could sure use the inspiration especially if you leave a comment also 🙂

Talk to you next Tuesday…


InterView: E.C. Varga – The God’s Chair – Part THREE

E.C. Varga on Valerie’s Variety Podcast discussing her new book The God’s Chair

Episode 74

Previously On….Valerie’s Variety Podcast

Part ONE and Part TWO of the E.C. Varga InterView take a listen

Todays Show is Part THREE of this interView with ECVarga and her book The God’s Chair. What’s interesting is how deep we are getting to know this author, she’s a local Calgary Author. Lives just outside of the city on an acreage. She works at Chapters by day in all black attire  – and is a black belt karate sensei teaching in the Dojo by night – dressed in all white – with her partner in crime, Erno (the E in EC Varga). 

We are continuing on with our whiskey samplers from Canadian Club, to Gibsons, Jack Danieles to Crown Royal and finishing off with Fireball – we’ve covered these and this YA sci-fi novel. This book is stunning.

This show is about ReViews, InterViews and my DailyViews, it’s a story podcast about my life in Calgary. WhatEVER WhenEVER, this show drops Every Tuesday. Follow me on Instagram, Facebook and Pinterest

Don’t forget to check out the show notes for pictures, links to our socials and more. Thanks for listening, now on with todays episode!

Back to Chapter 1 – let’s fnd out more about this book 1 of 4, in todays, show, enjoy the episode.

Thank you for listening today and I hope you enjoyed our banter

You know, I’m a varacious reader altho it takes me a while to finish a book, I always have a good story on the go. I just love local authors and referencing familar places and cities within the book – it the connection to the story we are always looking for weather it’s the characters or the locations described in  the book. If we can connect, we’re committed readers, rights?

The spider that Constance is referring to is call the Darwins Bark Spider. They build their web with the orb suspended directly above a river or the water body of a lake, a habitat that no other spider can use. This spiders silk is the toughest biological material ever studied, over ten times tougher than a sililarly-sized piece of kevlar. These are a spider of movies, with large females almost all black, with white hairs on their bodies legs of 1.4” long. and yes Constance was correct they can web a span of up to 3 meters.

After we were done the ‘interview’ part we just sat and kabitzed and this is really where the goods are —  here’s some out takes rememeber we’re a few whiskey samplers in, finishing our last one and enjoying casual banter…take a listen to these clips…

Who am I

This show is written and produced by me, Valerie Moss, in Calgary, Alberta, the Valerie’s “Variety” name came from my husband and his wealth of knowledge when it comes to my love for change – I couldn’t be pigeoned holed into one genre thus the ‘ReVies|InterViews and My DailyViews in the opening of this show, as this is what the show is truly about and the focus is these three main headings.

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InterView: E.C. Varga – The God’s Chair – Part TWO

E.C. Varga on Valerie’s Variety Podcast discussing her new book The God’s Chair

Episode 73

Previously On….Valerie’s Variety Podcast

Part ONE of the E.C. Varga InterView take a listen…

Todays show is Part TWO of The God’s Chair book review with Constance Varga. We investigate the protagonst Mike and where the scene of this book is set! The God’s Chair and their purpose of this. Each book to come after will have a major rock formation as the soul of the surroundings for the mystical magical chronicals. 

Welcome back to Valerie’s Variety Podcast, this show is about ReViews InterViews and my Daily Views, it’s a story podcast about my life in Calgary. WhatEVEr WhenEVER, this show drops every Tuesday.

EC Varga brings light to dragons and folklore in her books. We talk about a rock formation where the setting of this book takes place. Also a rock formation from where I am from to compare.

This part is dedicated to readings from the book  and more banter getting to know this author. Her description of her characters. and references she uses.

Constance believes we should have a persona that we share outwardly and one we keep to ourselves. With this day an age in social media she might be onto something with this thought. Keeping our home spirit at home and with the people we are closest with is important.

She writes in vernacular which is a literatary genre that uses daily-used language in writting and speaking.  versus the written works formal variety of language. It’s a common language spoken by average citizens using many accents and dialects from the origin place.

At the end of Part TWO we’ve tried a few of the whiskeys, laughed alot and have tried to get through some more readings. Sorry in advance for cutting Constance off but I had so many questions and clarifications I needed from her…

Next weeks Part Three

In the next episode we will hear chapter 1 in it’s entirety and if you’ve been thinking about possilby picking up a copy of this book, you should. We can read it together and after you hear Chapter 1 you’ll want to know more.

We will continue to sip our whiskeys and enjoy more stories between us. We will talk about spiders and their webs strength – making web from goats milk. Talking about Audio books and ghost writers and some pretty famous books. We talk personal about our choices, and enjoy supporting each other. We talk inside moments within the story. Etheopian Proverbs and more. Come along for another week with Constance and I.

Find me at ValerieMoss.ca On Instagram @ValerieJMoss and Pinterest @VJMoss and Facebook @ValeriesVarietyPod

You can find Constance at ECVarga.com Instagram @ECVarga on Facebook @ECVarga

Talk to you next Tuesday.

InterView: E.C. Varga – The God’s Chair – Part ONE

Author Talk on E.C.Varga with her new book The God's Chair book 1 of the Weavers Chronicles.
Calgary Author, Constance Varga is sitting down with me, Valerie Moss about her new book, The God’s Chair

Episode 72

Welcome back to Valerie’s Variety Podcast today shows is in along the lines of a ReView a new book ReView and another Calgary Author that I personally know. We are discussing her E.C. Varga’s new book called The God’s Chair. Book 1 of the Weaver Chronicles. Constance Varga has become a very dear friend of mine in and out of the dojo. Over the next few episodes we will get to know her and her book in more detail and once I read it – I’ll likely have her back on to complete all of my new questions. Find me at ValerieMoss.ca On Instagram @ValerieJMoss and Pinterest @VJMoss and Facebook @ValeriesVarietyPod

pairing whiskey with words discussing Constance Varga's book The God's Chair

This interview isn’t like any other that have been recorded in my Studio 17 – we paired whisky and words, dug deeper into this first book’s origins and I still want to know more. come along with me and Contance, get to know our banter like old friends.

Pairing Whiskey with Words

We are pairing Constance’s letters on paper from this book  with Whiskey – yes poeple whiskey. When I asked Constance (love her name) what she would like to have in the studio wine, tea, coffee…she said whiskey. I bought a variety of airplane bottles and displayed them along with small sipping dessert glasses with stems in a multitude of colours, sides of coke, Ginger ale and water and we just drank them neat. I had these stored in the freezer until she arrived so they were also chilled.

Part ONE

 What did you think about part one, have you seen this beautiful book lining the sheleves at Chapters?

Are you familiar with the Transylvania region? Do you know any of these amazing words she so beautifully roles off her tongue? Next week we will get to know more about the book, the background and the this Calgary Author Constance Varga EC Varga and The Gods Chair.

Find Constance at ECVarga.com Instagram @ECVarga on Facebook @ECVarga

You can purchase and find Constance’s book at any Calgary chapters (or at her online store), she can also be found over-there frequently signing books submersing herself in the fun of the largest bookshelves around like minded people.

Next week, we will delve more into the book, the people and learn more about Constanc’s thoughts surrounding the magical place of Transylvania and her husbands heritage.

Talk to you next Tuesday.