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Host Jo Michaels, of the Jo Michaels blog, and award-winning author Tia Silverthorne Bach discuss UTOPiAcon and the revelations had at the conference. Tia is the author of the young adult paranormal shifter series The Tala Prophecy that includes Chasing Forgiveness--nominated for best companion novella at the 2015 Utopia awards ceremony. You'll learn how she found out about the conference, what she learned from it, and why she plans to keep going back each year. We'll also discuss the anthologies she's been a part of the last two years that started with Fractured Glass.
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Dr. Afshan Naheed Hashmi was born in India and educated both in India and USA. She now lives in Rockville, Maryland, USA.
Dr. Hashmi is an author, award-winning entrepreneur, speaker, educator, and a book, movie, make-up and beauty products reviewer, film critic and Radio and TV show host, a successful regulatory and business development and scientific professional with more than a decade of experience.
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Today's guest is Maia Crown Williams, founder and CEO of the Midwest Ethnic Convention for Comics and Arts, coming to Detroit September 18, 19, 2015.
As founder and CEO of the Midwest Ethnic Convention for Comics and Arts (M.E.C.C.A.), Maia Crown Williams is a wealth of knowledge when it comes to the subject of ethnic comics and arts. M.E.C.C.A. is a large comic book and artists convention held annually in Detroit, MI. The primary reason M.E.C.C.A was established was to instill knowledge primarily in the younger art culture. It is Maia's mission to make sure that children know that all “heroes” do not look the same, that many actually look just like THEM. It is also important to learn the origin of comic books, where the historical facts come from, and what the word “hero” actually derives from. Unlike many “comic cons”, M.E.C.C.A. doesn’t just focus only on comic books. Art has several mediums, and M.E.C.C.A highlights them all. MECCAcon will highlight comics, science fiction, steampunk, fine art, music, graffiti, dj artists, handmade artisans, african belly dance, urban gardening, fashion, african martial arts, and more.
Tiffany Campbell is a 25 year old young black author born and raised in Columbus, Ohio. At the young age of 8 years old, she wrote her first short story and has written books, screen plays, show episodes, and drama presentations since then. At 24 years old, she self published her first title "Scared of Beautiful," which has been re-released as a Second Edition with Kenerly Presents this past summer. This winter, she plans to release her second title, "Don’t Disconnect," which she anticipates to be impactful to every reader she encounters. Tiffany’s goal is to change lives, one word at a time with each title she publishes.
Jamel Brown was born and raised in San Francisco, California. At a young age he knew that he was destined to be a writer. He would create small short stories, poems, and songs using writing as his outlet. His writing allows readers to take a journey into his imagination traveling through a rollercoaster of emotions. In high school Jamel was recognized for his writing, having one of his poems placed in a nationwide book of poems for area high school students. Always having a passion for music Jamel turned some of his work into songs, working with the Bay Area based production company Soul Ave Entertainment. As a song writer Jamel has penned songs for a host of indie artist and now hopes to step out as an author bringing creative, original, and true to life stories. Jamel is here to stay as he takes a step into the literary arena.
Author Stu Strumwasser takes us inside the many places that Jack frequents as we learn how deals are made, find out how he prospers as an organ broker, where you get illegal organs and the way the process works in a business that is lucrative and is going on today. Developing a network that would take him all over the world, finding hospitals and buyers where the procedure would be done safely. Jack’s rationale is that he’s helping people but at a large profit. Imagine having to wait years for a kidney when paying for one would get you what you need faster. Why wait and place yourself on a long list where you might never get what you need in time? Learn more when you hear the interview and the discussion about the black market dealing with selling organs to the highest bidders. Meet the author and join us in the chatroom. Fran Lewis
Today I’m breaking my silence, by writing this self-help novel for all the mothers in America. Who son was racial profiled by a security officer or a police officer. Every time I turn on the news, I hear stories of African- American mothers, who had to endure the nightmare of her son being racial profiled to death. This self- help novel is to encourage every heartbreaking mother, to continue to speak out and share your story with the world. And just maybe one day soon, racial profile will be a crime and justice will one day be serve.
On this podcast, I go Q-on-1 with the author of the book, "Statistical Lives: Volume 1." She joins me to discuss the motivation for her first book. Parts of the book reflects her life's story and she felt the need to share with people.
“Statistical Lives” is a collection of stories inspired by true events. The stories release drama filled facts of what society is faced with each and every day. Though some content in the book is exaggerated, people have experienced such burdens as rejection, low self esteem, sexual abuse, and more. These stories release mixed emotions that go unnoticed, the heartfelt cries that go unheard, and the silence of our society today.
I will also ask her about her non-profit youth group, YFOCUS (Young Females Overcoming, Changing, Understanding & Succeeding).
Show No. 517
Scheduled for 30 mins.
The Speculative Fiction Cantina: your weekly hypodermic injection of science fiction, fantasy, horror, alternate history, and things weird and wonderful in the world of books and writers. We ask authors the hard questions. You'll hear from writers who bend the rules and drive the narrative. Join S. Evan Townsend on this journey over the rainbow and through the looking glass. And remember to take the red pill.
Today's Guests are Steven Spellman and Ben Willoughby.
Murder Beneath the Midnight Sun
Gods on the Mountain
"Raw Head" (Novelette)
More information on these authors and links to their novels is at blog.sevantownsend.com
Coming soon my new cancer survival museum, money from donations will be used to purchase the museum.
This Year, I have add a special section for kids, who has ever had cancer their stories and lasting memories.
I created the cancer survival museum, to honor my mother and her legacy to fight this cancer.
She lost the battle but her story still lives on at the cancer survival museum.
First your love one name would be added to website, with there photo and their fight against cancer.
second your love one would be honor in the cancer survival museum novel, with their photo and the story.
Third they would be honor at our cancer survival museum to be honor for a lifetime and to give others hope.
If you would like to honor your love one, by adding them to our cancer survival museum you can honor them today.
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