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We hope to welcome many interesting guests through our virtual doors at the Mountain Shores Podcast. And when we do, we’ll add them to this gallery of greatness.

Michael Nobbs


Michael is an artist, blogger and tea drinker (not necessarily in that order). He is founder of Sustainably Creative and author of the book Drawing Your Life.

Michael is already a bit of a regular round these parts, appearing on Mountain Shores & Tiny Steps,  joining us ‘in real life’ in Oslo for a Slow Travel and Cakes special, advising us on Summer (Un)Productivity and Getting Geeky over iPhones, C.A.K.E. and creative flow.

Markus Freise

Markus Freise - Self-PortraitMarkus is an illustrator, web designer and poetry slammer based in Bielefeld, Germany. He also maintains a (German-language) blog around these topics.

In The League of Creative Minds we discuss Markus’ decision to ditch a well-paid and safe job as CEO of a web design agency in order to become a freelancer. We catch up with Markus again in episode 16 (Supermarkt Connections) to hear about his crowdfunding success and ideas about forming a virtual agency of creative freelancers.

Kaite Welsh

Kaite WelshKaite is a freelance editor and journalist with over six years’ experience writing about lifestyle, arts & culture, feminism and sexuality. As well as being a frequent contributor to BBC Radio 4′s Woman’s Hour, she’s written for a variety of print and online publications including The Guardian and recently chaired The Green Carnation Prize for LGBT authors. Kaite’s fiction has been nominated for several awards and she has been longlisted for the Cinnamon Press Short Story Prize.

She shared the secrets to her freelancing success on our 15th episode: Writing for Wolves – and bonded with Fabian over obscure cello playlists.

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Robert Wringham

wringhamlemonRobert is a writer and performer, and founder of New Escapologist magazine. He has also written for The Idler as well as many other “obnoxiously trendy print and online mags”, as he describes them on his personal site.

His first book You Are Nothing tells the story of Cluub Zarathustra, an unorthodox comedy club based in an Islington pub basement.

His latest project is the book Escape Everything. You can help fund it at crowd-funding based publishing site Unbound.

Dave Ursillo

Dave UrsilloDave is a multi-published author and entrepreneur who can be found online at

His latest project, The Literati Writers, is “a private-membership digital writers’ group dedicated to helping writers live and love their creative journeys every step of the way.”

In Finding Home In Writing (and Rhode Island), Dave discusses with us the emerging phase of the writer’s profession and the power of the pen as a tool for invitational leadership, as well as the nuts and bolts of briefing your family with powerpoint presentations on your decision to quit your day job.