The premise for Writing On Whidbey Island (WOWI) is simple — we are writers and we enjoy talking about all-things having to do with writing and publishing. Our beloved island — AKA The Rock — has a flourishing community of authors, editors, book-art artists, publishers, writing groups, bookshop owners, and more. Our wish is to present these as they have to do with Whidbey Island and to help better connect this literary community … and sharing with our listeners along the way!
Instead of being radio-style Q&A interviews, our shows are extemporaneous discussions around a topic — which often include literary guests from our local community. Please meet our hosts, Tom and Don …
WOWI Co-Host & Episode Planner
Tom (aka @tetrimbath) is an author, photographer, and a project consultant – and now a real estate broker. He has written and self-published six non-fiction titles, produced six photo books of Whidbey Island and, like most authors, working on a few more. He also has managed social media campaigns for authors, artists, and non-profits.
WOWI Co-Host & Audio Engineer
Don is the owner of Whidbey Island Baking Company. He is a budding author with his first recipe book published in Fall 2018 and other books soon to follow – he is also exploring becoming an audiobook narrator. Don is a 20 year professional musician specializing in Highland bagpipes (aka BagpiperDon) and is also a recording artist.
The Unsung Hero of WOWI
To support the mobile character of the WOWI sessions the gear has to be kept simple. Don has a small collection of new and used mics, recording units, and mixing boards. The chief workhorse of the show is a Zoom H2n — small and intuitive, this unit produces natural-sounding audio capture. Future shows may call for more of Don’s gear — for now the H2n is ideal for Tom and Don along with their guests.
Website – Zoom’s H2n
Beverage – Don’t get me wet, I’m an electronic device!!! #desert