MysteryRat's Maze PodcastSan Joaquin Valley, California-based mystery writer Lorie Lewis Ham has been regularly featuring mysteries and mystery writers at her online Kings River Life Magazine for quite some time, but this past June she took her passion for the genre and launched Mysteryrat's Maze Podcast, an audio series in which mystery short stories and novel excerpts are brought to life by actors.

Kings River Life came about as a way for Lewis Ham to "write about all those things that my editor had told me no one would read," she said in a 2012 Mystery Readers Inc blog post. The mystery section of her online publication quickly took on a wider audience and a life of its own. Now, eight years later, it's still going strong with the addition of Mysteryrat's Maze Podcast. "So if someone tells you that you can’t do something that you know is your passion and what you feel you are meant to do—prove them wrong," said Lewis Ham.

Current podcast episodes feature writing by authors like Kathleen Kaska, Dennis Palumbo, and Jeri Westerson. And Lewis Ham promises several more in the works, including writing by Cleo Coyle, Elaine Viets, Lesley Diehl, and Nancy Cole Silverman to name just a few.

New Mysteryrat's Maze episodes generally go up the first Tuesday of each month. Listeners can subscribe and listen to the episodes at, and through iTunes and Google Play.