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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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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/
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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/
Host Tabatha Pope welcomes author, Kate Mathis to THE LIBRARIAN on Authors on the Air.
Kate Mathis is the author of the Agent Melanie Ward Novels. This female spy series is an action-packed mashup of adventure, mystery, humor and romantic-suspense. Kate lives in Tucson, Arizona with her husband and twin daughters. She graduated from the University of Arizona and is currently working on BOOK 5 of the Agent Melanie Ward Novels. Kate also has a Children’s/Young Adult titled Moon Over Monsters. After almost a decade in banking, she left to pursue her childhood dream of writing. Leaving the fluorescents behind she dropped into a world of espionage and never looked back. Kate shows her appreciation for wildlife with four large dogs roaming the yard. She likes to play her music too loud and tries not to take things too seriously. Kate never texts while driving, doesn’t have voicemail and would give up her cell in a heartbeat if she didn’t have kids. Find out more about Kate on her website, www.katemathis.net.
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In continued celebration of National Poetry Month, tonight we have 2 guests to share in the celebration. We're referring to Kenya Eugene, an up-and-coming songstress-songwriter at KenyaHeartMusic and from the island of St. Thomas in the US Virgin Islands and Susanna K. Green-Sawyer, author of the 5-star novel, Remembering the Sweet Nectar and founder of Sweet Nectar Publishing, LLC.
Kenya grew up on St. Croix and says, "the sound of my music defies traditional boxes and is a fusion of pop, R&B, reggae, and alternative music.A strong musical background from both sides of my family has proven to be the real life inspirations for me. This has caused me to strive to make a name for myself in the industry and spread a message of love with my music".
Susanna proudly stated, "Sweet Nectar Publishing provides a plethora of services to suit all publishing needs; including editing, ghostwriting, book reviews, formatting, custom book cover design, trailers, audio CDs, marketing, websites, and publishing."
Visit Kenya at www.KenyaHeartMusic.com and
Susanna K. Green-Sawyer at http://www.sweet-nectar-publishing.blogspot.com/
Miami Herald book and movie reviewer Connie Ogle chats with Authors on the Air host Pam Stack LIVE on Wednesday evening. We will discuss her favorite books and movies and perhaps throw in a little college football (Connie is quite the sport fan, too). I'd also like to hear her thoughts on traditional publishing versus independent publishing, now that it has passed it's infancy. Connie is a well-known face at book signings and literary events in South Florida. She's a dog-lover, University of Florida fan-atic, movie freak and generally a pretty funny and interesting lady. Please join me on Wednesday at 8pm ET when we chat LIVE. Call to comment, ask a question or talk sports. 347-633-9609.
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Authors on the Air host Pam Stack welcomes the magnificent Stephanie Bond. Stephanie Bond was several years into a corporate computer programming career when an instructor in her night school MBA program remarked that she had a flair for writing and encouraged her to submit one of her projects to academic journals. "But," Stephanie says, "all I could think was 'I wonder if I could write a romance novel?'" Bond grew up on a farm in eastern Kentucky where the entertainment choices were few. Luckily, she had a beloved aunt who shared her passion for reading. "When she visited once a year, she brought boxes and boxes of gothic novels by Victoria Holt and Phyllis Whitney and lush historical romances--I was in heaven! So suddenly thinking about writing in the genre of the books I loved was very exciting." After writing every spare moment for two years, Stephanie sold her first romantic comedy manuscript, IRRESISTIBLE? to Harlequin books. Two years later, she walked away from her corporate career to write commercial fiction full time. To date, she's published over 60 romance and mystery projects with Random House, St. Martin's Press, HarperCollins, and Mira Books, and is most well-known for her BODY MOVERS humorous mystery series. She is a featured author in Kindle Worlds. http://amzn.to/182Otsn.
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THE LIBRARIAN on Authors on the Air host, Tabatha Pope, welcomes novelist and poet, Sabriana Samples to the show.
Sabrina Samples is 25 years old. She lives in Cleveland, Ohio. She has a beautiful 6 year old daughter. Sabrina spends most of her time running around and playing with her daughter. In her free time she love to read, write, and play video games and Dungeons & Dragons. Sabrina has always loved writing. When she was younger she would write random short stories and poems. Finally Sabrina began to get serious about writing, so she started writing longer stories. To find out more about Sabrina and her writing, visit her website at http://sabrinasamples.weebly.com/
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Authors on the Air host Pam Stack presents a LIVE interview with two very popular authors. In the first half hour we will chat with Mike Faricy, author of the Dev Haskell series. A bit about Mike: The Dirty Lowdown called Mike Faricy America's hottest new mystery writer. Robert Carraher and the Irish Gazette referred to him as Minnesota's Master of the Bizarre. He has been nominated for a Minnesota book award. All his books are stand alone, they can be read in whatever order you wish. They're filled with the sort of oddballs we're all curious about, but wisely prefer to keep at a distance. Visit Mike's Amazon page at http://amzn.to/1uJhpzn . In the second half of the show we will speak with Sean Sweeney. And now, a little about Sean: Sean Sweeney's love of reading began in 1988, when he was handed J.R.R. Tolkien's classic The Hobbit, and was given a needed boost with John Grisham novels and the Star Wars Expanded Universe. His passion for writing began in 1993, as a sophomore in high school, when he began writing sports for his local newspaper. Visit Sean's Amazon page at http://amzn.to/1zawB5o.
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