Master List of “Working Title on the 85K Writing Challenge” Podcasts

– 2020 –

Join us every other Wednesday during the 2020 90-Day Write cycle (January through March) as Josh Cane (pen name J.P. Cane) interviews 85K90 veterans Kerri Davidson and Dave Mueller. Kerri returns to the 85K Writing Challenge in 2020 after completing the 2019 challenge with a novel in hand. Dave returns for his second year on the podcast series to shine a light on lessons learned and plans moving forward.

Below is a hyperlinked master list of all the podcasts releasing from this series in 2020.

This year, the podcasts will be linked and listened to on podcast producer Josh Cane’s author site, where he features his entire collection of Working Title podcasts, including conversations with Jane Friedman, Lamar Giles, Sonia Faruqi, and Sharvette Mitchell.


– In the Forums on this Site –

Join podcast producer Josh Cane in the forums on this site, where he moderates a dedicated “Podcast” thread for discussions about the “Working Title Podcast on the 85K Writing Challenge” series.

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January 2020 Podcasts

When the episode number below is shown in blue (and therefore “live”), click on it to listen. 

Episode 26: Josh Cane & Dave Mueller (released January 15, 2020)
Episode 27: Josh Cane & Kerri Davidson (released January 29, 2020)

February 2020 Podcasts

Episode 28: Josh Cane & Dave Mueller (released February 12, 2020)
Episode 29: Josh Cane & Kerri Davidson – (released February 26, 2020)

March 2020 Podcasts

Episode 30: Josh Cane & Dave Mueller – (released March 11, 2020)
Episode 31: Josh Cane & Kerri Davidson – (released March 25, 2020)


About Josh Cane (producer)

Josh Cane (pen name J.P. Cane) is a long-time reader and first-time writer of vampire stories. His debut novel, Shadows Within, begins The Shadowless series, mostly set in his hometown of Philadelphia. He hosts a podcast on writing and enjoys supporting fellow writers. He and his wife live in Virginia.

To listen to more Working Title podcasts, visit Follow Josh Cane on Twitter @jpcane. Subscribe to J.P. Cane’s newsletter.

About Kerri Davidson (2020 Podcast Participant)

Kerri Davidson is a Canadian, multi-genre writer and entrepreneur. Her currently published works include a graphic novel series, The Chronicles of Henny (humor for grownups), and Soul’s Choice (paranormal fiction).

Author website: | Business website: | Twitter: @bagoflettuce

About Dave Mueller (2020 Podcast Participant)

Dave Mueller was born at a very young age, then things got weird. After spending the better part of a decade traveling the country and a lifetime of other experiences, he has plenty of stories to tell. His project for 85K90 2020 is to organize and record those stories in a semi-coherent manner. From birth to present. Good, bad, and everything in between. Outside of writing, Dave is an amateur radio operator and astronomy enthusiast.

You can follow his progress at And he can be found on Twitter @DaveMWrites.

IMAGE: Podcast: Working Title on the 85K Writing Challenge

Series Recorded: January – March
Length: varies (less than 30 minutes)
Intro and outro music: “The Strategy”

– 2019 –

About the 2019 season: Josh Cane (pen name J.P. Cane) followed the journeys of 85K90 participants Dave Mueller, A.B. Westrick, Traci-Anne Canada, and Julie Valerie as they embarked on a quest to write 85,000 words in 90 days.

Below is a hyperlinked master list of all the podcasts releasing from this series in 2019.


January 2019 Podcasts

Episode 14: Josh Cane & Julie Valerie (released January 9, 2010)
Episode 15: Josh Cane & Dave Mueller (released January 16, 2019)
Episode 16: Josh Cane & A.B. Westrick (released January 23, 2019)
Episode 17: Josh Cane & Traci-Anne Canada (released January 30, 2019)

February 2019 Podcasts

Episode 18: Josh Cane & Dave Mueller (released February 13, 2019)
Episode 19: Josh Cane & A.B. Westrick (released February 20, 2019)
Episode 20: Josh Cane & Traci-Anne Canada (released February 27, 2019)

March 2019 Podcasts

Episode 22: Josh Cane & Julie Valerie (released March 6, 2010)
Episode 23: Josh Cane & Dave Mueller (released March 13, 2019)
Episode 24: Josh Cane & A.B. Westrick (released March 20, 2019)
Episode 25: Josh Cane & Traci-Anne Canada (released March 27, 2019)

– 2018 –

About the 2018 season: Josh Cane (pen name J.P. Cane) followed the journeys of 85K90 veterans EJ Runyon, Jeffrey McGraw, and writing duo Justine Dowsett and Murandy Damodred while chronicling his own journey as a “first-timer” on the 85K Writing Challenge.

Below is a hyperlinked master list of all the podcasts from 2018.


About the 85K Writing Challenge. How it works, how it started, etc.

Episode 1: Josh Cane, Kristi Tuck Austin, and Julie Valerie (released January 3, 2018)

January 2018 Podcasts

Episode 2: Josh Cane & E.J. Runyon (released January 10, 2018)
Episode 3: Josh Cane & Jeffrey McGraw (released January 17, 2018)
Episode 4: Josh Cane, Murandy Damodred, and Justine Alley Dowsett (released January 24, 2018)
Episode 5: Josh Cane & Julie Valerie (released January 31, 2018)

February 2018 Podcasts

Episode 6: Josh Cane & Jeffrey McGraw (released February 7, 2018)
Episode 7: Josh Cane, Murandy Damodred, and Justine Alley Dowsett (released February 14, 2018)
Episode 8: Josh Cane & E.J. Runyon (released February 21, 2018)
Episode 9: Josh Cane & Julie Valerie (released February 28, 2018)

March 2018 Podcasts

Episode 10: Josh Cane & Jeffrey McGraw (released March 7, 2018)
Episode 11: Josh Cane & E.J. Runyon (released March 14, 2018)
Episode 12: Josh Cane, Murandy Damodred, and Justine Alley Dowsett (released March 21, 2018)
Episode 13: Josh Cane & Julie Valerie (released March 28, 2018)

Julie Valerie

Julie Valerie

85K Writing Challenge: Embracing the writing life by advancing the practice of productive writing from the first word to the first reader.

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