Life Is Like Fiction

Life Is Like Fiction
Author, Illustrator, and Dad of 13, Jaime Buckley talks about writing, art, and life that often seems like something from one of his fantasy novels. Joining Jaime are his kids, including daughter Jami T. (Lolo), who is an award-winning author, professional artist, record artist…and she’s only 17.

S1E12: Lolo talks to Dad about magic, why humans SUCK, and worldbuilding.
Mar 28 • 53 min
It’s been a long time since we’ve done a show, and being stuck home for the 4th month in a row, Jami Taylor (Lolo) asked if we could start doing the podcast again. “Sure, why not,” I said, “what would you like to talk about?” “I’ll let you know once we…
S1E11: Dad and Asia talk about Food, Facts and WHY Politicians are EVIL
Apr 5, 2019 • 73 min
In todays episode we have a great treat, because my daughter Asia Bailey (recently married) stopped by the house, so I pulled her into the office to have a long conversation, on the record. It’s fun to chat with my intelligent children, especially when…
S1E10: Life’s Broken. Buy Immortality for $50
Mar 28, 2019 • 32 min
In today’s episode, Jaime and Jami talk about Lolo’s weekend at the Teen Author Boot Camp…and where she placed in the First Chapter Contest. Then the show goes a bit nuts… Almost falling out of the shower in laughter earlier this week, Jaime decided to…
S1E9: Cake and Assassination (we talk about movies)
Mar 21, 2019 • 49 min
In this weeks episode, Jami and her dad talk about the movies they’ve enjoyed from 2018. Jami points out her fathers memory loss issues, while Jaime rants on Disney for ruining his childhood memories by destroying the characters / storylines of the Marvel…
LILF S1E8 - Encouraging Talents (with Simon) and Lolo sings an original song with Carley!
Mar 16, 2019 • 17 min
Sorry for the two-day delay, but my son showed up from out of state and the house was SO happy to see him, we spaced the podcast! Simon joins me on today’s episode, where we talk about talents and how they should be encouraged. Lolo shares her song…
LILF-S1E7: Jaime visits with his 4 year old son and grandson
Mar 8, 2019 • 18 min
I wanted to take the opportunities when they present themselves—to sit down with the little people in my life and have conversations in front of the mic. By ‘little people’, I literally mean small, young, as in my kids and grandkids. Not always…
LILF-S1E6: Lolo asks Dad about writers block and other writing questions
Mar 7, 2019 • 43 min
Lolo was supposed to write this explanation, but she walked right out of the room after the podcast was over! …children. I’m kidding. It was delightful to have her ask some good questions about writing today. Things that could actually help her in writing…
LILF-S1E5: Lolo shares her brilliant chapter and the Bizarre Buckley day
Feb 28, 2019 • 40 min
It’s been a crazy day…and a crazy month here at our home. The GOOD news is that the chapter Lolo finally turned in was literally brilliant IMO (biased dad here) and she wanted to share the results with you. Yes, more changes were made to the story after…
LILF-S1E4: Lolo shares her FINAL draft for the Teen Author Boot Camp “First Chapter” Contest
Feb 21, 2019 • 21 min
After the last podcast, Lolo got to work on her first draft for the ‘First Chapter’ contest with the Teen Author Boot Camp! That’s right…she was so determined to give this contest her all I actually found her this morning, at 5am, when I walked into my…
LILF-S1E3: Lolo shares her first draft for the Teen Author Boot Camp “First Chapter” Contest
Feb 19, 2019 • 39 min
With it coming up to the deadline for the ‘First Chapter’ contest for the Teen Author Boot Camp, Lolo wanted to share her first rough draft to you. HOPEFULLY to get some feedback and encouragement. My daughter explains the rules of the contest, her…
LILF-LIVE: Camp Stories, Slapping Sunburns and Trading Cards vs Collectible Card Games
Feb 14, 2019 • 124 min
In our last Life Is Like Fiction LIVE podcast (until I can convince Evan to join me again) evan talks about camp stories, slapping tender skin and the important differences between Trading Card and Collectible Card games. I hope you’ve enjoyed these…
LILF-LIVE: Thor, Fantasy Races and WHY Patrick Rothfuss can kiss our hairy BUTT
Feb 14, 2019 • 76 min
In this his episode I get to tease Evan, talk about the fantasy races of comics and movies and how Patrick Rothfuss annoys the hell out of me. Love his books, no doubt, but come ON…write faster, ya putz. This episode is brought to you by
LILF-LIVE: The BIG BANG BUST, the Office of God and Jaime’s Summer Home in Hell
Feb 14, 2019 • 112 min
Ever wondered about the Big Bang Theory? Me neither, but apparently it’s been on the mind of some and we talk about what happens when a mathematician proves the BBT impossible. Evan and I also talk about some aspects of religious beliefs and how I’m…
LILF-LIVE: Death, Pokemon and the Biodegradability of Family Members
Feb 14, 2019 • 91 min
We’re back with another Life Is Like Fiction LIVE and today I visit with my oldest son Evan about one of the dumbest things I’ve ever seen on the internet…burying family members in eggs to feed plants, AND using the ashes of loved ones to make jewelry.…
LILF-LIVE: Samurai, the ‘F’ word in context and WHAT makes a movie great!?!
Feb 14, 2019 • 101 min
There are few audio programs of Life Is Like Fiction LIVE after a computer meltdown, so it’s a treat for me to share these few sessions with my son, Evan. In this session we discuss movies and what makes them worth watching to us.
LILF-S1E2: Stuff, Tools, Writing, Mom Interrupts & YES there are more publishing options than just Amazon!
Feb 14, 2019 • 96 min
Jami has lots of questions for her dad, including how to publish a book, how to make a website and how to start making money while she’s still a kid. So dad teaches her, starting with tools. Some of the tools (and subjects) talked about were: Lolo’s…
LILF-S1E1: Premiere Conversation with Lolo
Feb 9, 2019 • 33 min
I’m excited to start this podcast series with my daughter Jami Taylor (a.k.a. “Lolo”) who surprised me by saying she wanted to “do what you do, dad,” and she didn’t mean overeating! No, she wanted to have conversations about how I write, draw and publish…