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    Book That Author interviews Writing Expert Julius Thompson

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    Want to learn to write sellable books? Then join Linda as she interviews award winning author Julius Thompson. He was a copy boy with The New York Times where he wrote freelance articles. Thompson was a full-time sportswriter with The Philadelphia Bulletin. He won the Associated Press Sports Editors Award, given for the third-best sports story written that year. He moved to the Atlanta area where he resides to this day, teaching British Literature, American Literature and Creative Writing to high school students at Evening at Emory University. In 2001 Thompson published A Brownstone in Brooklyn, the first installment of the Julius Thompson Trilogy. The second book, Philly Style and Philly Profile, was published in 2007. The third, The Ghost of Atlanta, is his latest book.

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    Author, Joylene Butler

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    Joylene Nowell Butler discusses her novel, "Dead Witness" and her work.

  • 01:56

    Dresser After Dark - Home of Thought-Provoking Talk Radio

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    Welcome to Dresser After Dark, home of thought-provoking talk radio hosted by Michael Ray Dresser and produced by Suzy Greenman.

    Tonight we welcome these guests to our show:

    William Isaac: Author of “Senseless Panic: How Washington Failed America”, http://www.williamisaac.com

    Stefan Swanepoel: Author of “Surviving Your Serengeti: 7 Skills to Master Business and Life”, http://www.serengetibook.com http://www.WhatAnimalAmI.com http://www.Twitter.com/serengeti http://www.Facebook.com/serengeti

    Kit Summers: Author of “Juggling With Finesse: Lessons in Juggling and Life”, http://www.kitsummers.com

    Caroline Dowd-Higgins: Author of “This Is Not the Career I Ordered: Empowering Strategies From Women Who Recharged, Reignited, and Reinvented Their Careers”, http://www.notthecareeriordered.com http://www.carolinedowdhiggins.com www.Facebook.com/cdowdhiggins

    April Gabrielle, MA: Author of “The Myth of the Broken Home: A Guidebook for Single Parents”, http://www.nobrokenhome.com http://www.aprilgabriellebooks.com

    Mark Murphy: Author of “Hard Goals: The Secret to Getting From Where You Are to Where You Want To Be”, http://www.hardgoals.com http://www.leadershipiq.com http://www.Twitter.com/leadershipiq http://www.Facebook.com/hardgoals

    Venkat Ramaswamy: Co-author of “The Power of Co-Creation: Build It With Them To Boost Growth Productivity and Profits”, http://www.thepowerofcocreation.com http://www.venkatramaswamy.com www.Twitter.com/Prof_Venkat

    Thank you for joining us tonight on Dresser After Dark! www.DresserAfterDark.com

  • 01:00

    Interview with Author/Actor Tra Verdejo and Author/Publisher Ni'cola Mitchell

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    Tra Verdejo is CEO of Street Scriptures Publishing. “We are a company that plans to not only change the game but intend to change the negative perception of street/urban literature. Right now with so many books hitting the shelves, the questions are starting to surface; why do all urban books sound or have the same concept? We are here to dismiss the doubts, make the world recognize our talent and respect us as authors. Street Scriptures’ diverse approach will breathe new life into the urban literary world. So brace yourselves because the movement has just begun.”

    Street Scriptures Publishing was founded by Tra Verdejo, a Harlem native, who was born in Puerto Rico. Tra became frustrated with big name companies not extending an opportunity to turn his dreams into a reality. He grew tired of trying to make “The Man” understand his struggles or why he didn’t have the funds to afford a professional presentation. Tra, started a company that would be for the underdogs, individuals with talent, who are desperately looking for one shot. SSP was created to provide that avenue. SSP is not interested in changing your style or limiting your creative ideas; our sole interest is to expose your talent so that you can be successful at its highest level. SSP’s first book that has been released is called “Born in the Streets but Raised in Prison (the autobiography of our young generation)”. It was written by Tra Verdejo. This book is blowing everyone who reads it away. The responses and reviews that we are receiving are unbelievable. Tra's second book "Corrupt City" was release 2009. Corrupt City2 is available now at Amazon.com. Tra listen to his fan who were growing tired of these street novels that were all about shoot'em up bang bang.
    Publisher/Author Ni'Cola Mitchell is author of "Over and Over Again" and "The Appetizer: When You're Not His Main Course" (available at Amazon.com)and will also be joining us.

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    Thirsty Thursday- Talented Author Michael "Mickman" Gourdine

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    Tonight's special guest hails from Staten Island New York, Michael "Mickman" Gourdine; upcoming author will be sharing his story with us. His book titled "Atlantic City--Chilli Pimp" describes the epic saga of a young man struggles in the streets of NY to fulfill his dreams of becoming a influential pimp and drug dealer without getting caught up in the game. At the end he realizes that everything that glitters is not always gold. Join us tonight for this exclusive one on one interview...you don't want to miss it.

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    Cheryl Robinson - Author of In Love With a Younger Man

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    Interview with Sweet Georgia Brown author, Cheryl Robinson. I'm so honored to get the chance to speak with Cheryl this evening.


    Bestselling Author and native Detroiter, Cheryl is a women’s fiction author. She has been known for writing novels with a twist, portraying women who face the odds and succeed. Cheryl began her literary journey in 2002 as a self-published author of two novels; Memories of Yesterday and When I Get Free. Cheryl is going to stop by VJBS Live to discuss her brand new novel, In Love With a Younger Man.

    Music by Darrin A. Jefferson
    www.myspace.com/bigcityentertainment619

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    Author Julius Thompson and Swangin' Webster

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    Make sure to tune on Friday March 9th @ 6pm for the PWP take over with Authors Julius Thompson & Swangin Webster. We will find out about their novels and whats in these two talented Authors future plans in literature. 

  • 00:43

    Ghost of Atlanta with Julius Thompson

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    Julius Thompson grew up in the Bedford-Stuyvesant section of Brooklyn, New York and attended Bushwick High School. The sixties in Brooklyn was an era that had a personality, a feel, and a life-force that changed a generation. Mr. Thompson felt this energy and experienced these fires of social change.

    After high school, Mr. Thompson spent the next four years riding the "A" train to Harlem, in upper Manhattan, to earn a Bachelor of Arts degree from the City College of New York. At CCNY, which was located just a few blocks from the famous Apollo Theater, Wednesday afternoons was hard on the undergraduates. The matinee performances of the major R&B groups of the times were more tempting than attending a boring college lecture. Most of the time Mr. Thompson succumbed to the temptation, but still earned a college degree from one of the best universities in the country.

    For more information please visit him at www.ghostofatlanta.com.

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    Julius Thompson author of the Julius Thompson Trilogy

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    Julius Thompson Trilogy: A Brownstone In Brooklyn, Philly Style and Philly Profile and The Ghosts of Atlanta

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    Working the Web to Win

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    The Internet has changed so much in the past 5 years that it has become extremely difficult for most people to generate online results.  Where once all you needed was a search engine and a website, today things like social nets, blogs and videos are as important or more important than your website.  If you are tired of getting whipped around by the search engines and are looking for a way to promote your business or your book, tune into this week's episode as we introduce the two guys who literally wrote the book on online marketing: Hector Cisneros and Carl Weiss.

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    SPOTLIGHT: TOSCA LEE: PROGENY

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    What happens when your memory is wiped out and you do not even know who you are? What happens when you wake up in a place called the Center and want to find out where you go from there? Emily wakes up and learns that her past has been wiped out yet she needs protection from it in the present. With a caregive that supposedly works for the Center named Clare she begins to assimlate back into society until something changes it all. Clare presents her with a Cross and the cross has some numbers imbeded in it. When all alone and going into town for supplies a young man named Luka befriends her and from there she will be on the run, a run for her life. Luka is not what or who he appears to be. Another man named Rohan claims he is there to protect her. A phone call to a man named Ivan refreshes some memory and places her in danger as she finds herself held captive by more than one person, on the run, no memories of the past and anyone near her is in danger. Learning that her mother and grandmother were decendants of a cold blooded killer makes her a progeny and a person the family of the victims want gone. Just who can she trust? What dangers will she face? Find out if she ever finds what everyone thinks she found and if the diary belonging to this decendant has the information to save her life and bring her memories back. Join me for this exclusive interview with Tosca Lee. Fran Lewis