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Mary Ellen Danuser book, Freedom to Choose, sheds light as to why some people choose to date and marry outside their race.She believes that issues on interracial relationships are not fairly understood in today's society, partly attributed to the lack of public awareness on the subject. In turn it is the result of scarcely documented literature deeply addressing the case from the rare personal viewpoint. With this in mind, she wrote Freedom to Choose - Is Skin Color Really an Issue?” a compilation of true stories from interracially married couples all over the US, including the author’s real-life experiences.
The book mainly tells the story of Mary Ellen and her spouse, John Dakota, a retired Marine officer and commercial pilot, interpolated with the narratives of the couples she has interviewed. It offers a rare look into the lives of these couples, revealing insights as to the rationales why some people choose their mates outside their race - a portrait of motive, intent, and personal choice. The real names of the pairs are withheld but the experiences shared are authentic and real.
Mary Ellen, who served in the US Army as a medical specialist and an Army recruiter, is a retired insurance professional. With her husband she enjoys traveling, attending car races, dining out, outdoor concerts, reading, walking, sightseeing, and just hanging out with each other. Mary Ellen, born in Springfield, Illinois, grew up in Vandalia, Missouri. Because her passion since her retirement is writing non-fiction books, she is working on her second non-fiction book.
Authors on the Air host Pam Stack is happy to welcome the authors from Tule Publishing's Bachelor Auction series:
Bound to the Bachelor by NYT Bestselling Author Sarah Mayberry
Bachelor at her Bidding by International Bestselling Kate Hardy
The Bachelor's Baby by National Bestselling Author Dani Collins
What a Bachelor Needs by USA Today Bestselling Author Kelly Hunter
In Bed with the Bachelor by USA Today Bestselling Author Megan Crane
One Night with her Bachelor by RITA Nominated Author Kat Latham
These best-selling author hail from around the world and they sit down with me to share how they wrote the Bachelor Auction series and about their other sexy romance novels. Please join this wonderful panel of authors LIVE! Call to ask questions at 347-633-9609.
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Thank you to our sponsors for this special presentation and to Lindsey at Tule Publishing for your support.
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Urban author, Dion Cheese, an African-American writer, penned Who Am I; The Chronicles of Cain; Explain It To Her Momma; and Caught Slipping.
Formally a hip-hop recording artist, father, convict, and drug dealer, Dion was born in northern New Jersey, the 7th of 8 siblings. Raised in the inner city section of Plainfield New Jersey, his life was anything but a Norman Rockwell portrait; life was hard, cold and at times cruel. Crime and drug-ridden, Dion avoided the lures of selling drugs and/or using them, coming from a family where everyone had succumb to one or the other. He somehow managed to have the force of will and vision to step outside his world, becoming the first in his family history to go to college to pursue a degree in Chemical Engineering.
In his late teens, however, he felt the pull of the large wake his older brother was creating in hip hop music. Robert, A/K/A Dee Jay Cheese, better known as DJ King Kut, by his late teens was already a multi-award winning DJ World Champion, and later an inductee to the DMC Hall of Fame.
Dion had always been inspired to write, and recorded his first song, “Phenomenal”, through CSI Entertainment in the mid-1980s as a tribute to the older brother’s talents. Two years later he formed Third Street productions and recorded the singles Third Street, Come On Everybody, Kick The Habit, and Leading The pack — released on Big City Records. He performed live at countless festivals, ands did shows at The Strand Theater in Plainfield New Jersey [headlined by E.M.P.D], and Newark Symphony Hall [headlined by BDP, D-Nice and Poor Righteous Teachers].
Along with his manager, Bruce T. Dugan, he founded Big City Records and, with the initial release of Third Street, the company established distribution through Schwartz Brothers, one of the largest independent national distributors at that time.
This week's author: Flo Kolton Barnett
During her professional career, Flo Barnett was a preschool administrator and daycare provider. She also taught kindergarten and elementary school for many years. Now retired, Flo writes hilarious tales for, and sometimes based on, the real-life antics of her seven energetic grandchildren whom she loving refers to as Grammy's Gang.
More recently, Flo is directing her focus on publishing chapter books geared for older children, ages 9 to 99. She explores serious topics such as abuse, bullying and loss of a loved one in a sensitive manner in order to empower youngsters to face adversity with courage and conviction. Flo lives near Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania with her hubby, Barry, and her dog, Shadow.
Visit Flo on www.Facebook.com/FloBarnettAuthor .
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This week's featured artist: Cynthia P Carr: Multi-Talented Artist as Vocalist, Actress, and Director.
Cynthia is an Ohio native and has been performing before audiences for many years as a Vocalist, Actress and Director. She is excited about her big screen debut portraying Mrs. Lucille Clayton in an upcoming independent film, Fallen Eagle, produced by Kenneth Sewell and directed by Otis Winston.
Her acting credits include Columbus Ohio's own Center Stage Theatre productions of Ain’t Misbehavin’, Tambourines to Glory, and New Harvest Urban Arts Center Cafe and Gallery productions, I Be Watchin' You, Old Folks Own, written by Playwright IsSaid.
Cynthia's love of music has allowed her to realize her childhood dream of performing on the stage of the world-famous Apollo Theatre in Harlem, New York.
In 2005 Cynthia introduced her debut CD, The Essence of Love, a collection of smooth jazz numbers. Many have enjoyed her musical talents as lead vocalist with the bands, Soul Deep and 1996 Bands respectively.
In her spare time Cynthia enjoys spending time with her family and friends, reading, writing song lyrics, listening to music, meeting people, and offering life-changing opportunities through her businesses.
Authors on the Air host Pam Stack welcomes author Claude Bouchard to the show. Claude's first stab at writing fiction was actually in 1995, the result being his first novel, Vigilante. Two others of the same series followed by 1997 but all three remained dormant until publication in 2009. Since, besides writing ASYLUM, a stand-alone, the VIGILANTE series has grown to eleven thrilling installments including his imminent release, Sins in the Sun. Two of his novels were included in the pair of blockbuster Killer Thriller anthologies, the second of which made the USA Today Bestsellers list in March 2014. Claude has also penned Something's Cooking, a faux-erotica parody and cookbook under the pseudonyms Réal E. Hotte and Dasha Sugah. Visit Claude's Amazon page at http://amzn.to/1d38cu3.
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Janis Mavis, Author of Feelings Inside Of Me: A Collection of Inspirational Poetry To Touch The Heart And Open The Soul, is a native of Washington, DC. Her expertise as a creative writer, entrepreneur, & motivational speaker has provided an impressive career. Her book provided the launching pad for the creative writing workshops she’s conducted for DC youth. Her writing services focus on the needs of her clients transforming their dreams & visions into reality. Her specialty: Weddings, Events, Home-Going, & Special Occasions. Her poems, short phrases, and slogans are life-changing for your events or presentations.
Visit Janis at: www.feelingsinsideofjmavis.com
A Singer/Poet, LadyDivine flows in genres of poetry ranging from social awareness, to inspiration, to heart thumping Harlem blues allowing her to make an impact on a plethora of diverse audiences. A dynamic artist, whose voice captivates all willing to listen, she has blessed audiences at weddings, birthday parties, youth conferences, & has been featured at jazz nights alongside some amazing bands.
LadyDivine has shown herself worthy of the status she is achieving; yet, she still maintains a humble spirit. And, when asked what it is that she strives to achieve with her craft, her answer is the same every time: "If, in any audience and setting, I've managed to touch a single person through the words God has given me, I've achieved my goal.”
To learn how to nominate LadyDivine in 2 National Poetry Award Categories: Poetry/Spoken Word Album of the Year and Poetry/Spoken Word Video of the Year, visit her website: www.ladydivinenc.com/
Authors on the Air host Pam Stack welcomes USAT best-selling author Jennifer Bernard. Jennifer is the author of the HOT FIREMAN series and the new sexy contemporary romance book ALL OF ME. Jennifer says this: "It took me a while to find my true love, both personally and professionally. I grew up in a crazy, chaotic family of six. My father was a professor, my mother a poet, and neither could understand my love for romance novels. I started reading early, inhaling Nora Roberts, Victoria Holt, Georgette Heyer, Susan Elizabeth Phillips, along with Shakespeare and Anais Nin thrown in for variety. I graduated from Harvard University with a degree in History and Literature. I wanted to major in Creative Writing, but those students were supercool and I confess I was a geek. I knew I had to write. After college I worked for Macmillan Publishing in New York, where I wrote copy for yearly encyclopedia updates. Yes, it was writing, but I wanted to try something different. The something different turned out to be living on a fishing island in Maine. To fill the long winter nights, I began writing screenplays with my college roommate. And so my quirky career began." http://jenniferbernard.net. THIS IS A LIVE INTERVIEW - CALL 347-633-9609 TO JOIN US.
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One of the most exquisite romance books I've ever read is "Waiting for the One". Author L.A Fiore's story wrenched every emotion I had right out of me and I'm so delightfed to welcome her to Authors on the Air. Liz wrote and said this: "I love writing; love creating worlds of my own and characters that, after the journey we share, feel more like real members of my family. The goal of my writing is to not just tickle your funny bone but to also touch a nerve. I want readers to feel every emotion when reading one of my books: from ecstatic joy to exquisite pain. I want you to laugh and cry and when you come to the end, I want you to feel as if you lost a little piece of yourself to the story. My two latest releases are Waiting for the One, released on April 28th, a quirky romance with a dark side and A Glimpse of the Dream, releasing on July 7th, a love story about second chances with a twist. I hope you give them a try and enjoy the emotional ride." Visit L.A. Fiore here on https://www.facebook.com/l.a.fiore.publishing.
Thank you to our sponsors - Gennita Low author of sexy spy-fy romance; D.D. Corbitt, whose book "The Amaretto" is a terrific Florida Keys sailing mystery; and to author, composer and musician Robert Gregory Browne for our theme music. A special shout out to our underwriters at Discount Pets & Supplies, where you can order holistic-grain free food for your companion animals. On the web at http://discountpetsandcupplies.com
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Written in a cinematic style, Gumption is about the creation, growth, and sale of the Bubba Gump Shrimp Company. The concept began when Paramount Pictures reached out to see if there was interest in creating a restaurant based on the movie Forrest Gump. It is also the personal story of the author’s growth as a CEO and creator of restaurant concepts. A host of situations are described such as restaurant concept creation, high stakes boardroom confrontations, and escaping corrupt officials in foreign lands. The narrative is partly an unvarnished peak behind the everyday scenes of restaurants, movie studios, and Wall Street. There is also an almost step-by-step recounting of how the Bubba Gump concept and others were created and operated. Authors on the Air host Pam Stack welcome the founder of the Bubba Gump Shrimp Company Scott Barnett who is here LIVE to talk about his book Gumption.
This is a copyrighted, trademarked podcast solely owned by the Authors on the Air Global Radio Network LLC. We're on the web at http://authorsontheair.com, on http://facebook.com/authorsontheair and on Twitter @authorsontheair.
Sponsors include Robert Gregory Browne, author composer and musician; D.D. Corbitt author of the Florida Keys adventure The Amaretto; Pawsotively Purrfect pet sitting; and JCarson Black, author of intelligent crime fiction. Underwriting provided by DISCOUNT PETS & SUPPLIES for holistic healthy food for your pets. Order online at http://discountpetsandsupplies.com.
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Times: 8:00 pm EST & AST now that the clocks have been moved forward 1 hour. This week's author: Cortina Jackson.
Cortina Jackson is the doting mother of two sons. She received her Master’s degree in Criminal Justice, and has over 15 years of law enforcement experience. With Cortina’s experience and knowledge in law enforcement, she has seen firsthand that, oftentimes, life is scarier than fiction. This has given her a basis for the material in her writing that often seems too detailed to be true.
Residing in McKinney, TX, Cortina is working on her second Master’s degree and her next novel. A fiction/nonfiction author and speaker on the subjects of sexual abuse and domestic violence, it is obvious that she is one who cares about others first. She is enthusiastic about sharing her passion for writing with you.
A brief excerpt from her book with the provocative title, On Earth As It Is in Hell:
"Hell, a word that not only describes a dark, fiery underworld, but also defines periods in our lives. Thus is the case for the 3 characters, Clara, Nick, and Toni, portrayed in this thriller.
The story line follows: Clara, the unbeliever due to God’s lack of intervention; Toni, Clara’s friend; homosexual by nature, faithful friend by design; and Nick, a pastor who endures his own trials."
Visit her website: www.CortinaJackson.com/
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