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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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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/
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/
Host of "The Librarian", Tabatha Pope, can be found at All For Love of the Word and on Facebook.
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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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Authors on the Air Host Pam Stack welcomes "The Mermaid Lady", the exquisitely talented author Ashley Knight. From Ashley herself: Born in Bahrain, the Middle East, Ashley has been an expatriate her entire life, living in Spain, England & the USA. She currently lives with the love of her life - her husband, Greg - & her two little girls, in Idaho. In addition to writing books, she runs a business as a professional mermaid - working as "The Mermaid Lady" - and is opening a publishing company, Checkmate Press this Spring! "Thank you doesn't seem enough for the support & kindness my fans have shown me. Without them, I would not have succeeded. I am indebted to them! Thank you so much to every person who has ever read any of my books! I appreciate your support. Your feedback has been invaluable to me. I can only hope to continue learning and improving with each book I write." Here is Ashley's author page http://amzn.to/1xsOiMY.
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. "In one hand, small-time crook Stokes holds a backpack stuffed with someone else’s money—three hundred and fifty thousand dollars of it. In the other hand, Stokes has a cell phone, which he found with the money. On the line, a little girl he doesn't know asks, “Daddy? Are you coming to get me? They say if you give them money they’ll let you take me home.” From "SHADY CROSS" from James Hankins, my guest tonight on Authors on The Air. CHAT WITH JAMES BY CALLING 347-633-9609. Podcast available On Demand.
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Critical acclaim has greeted Alan Russell's novels from coast to coast. Publisher's Weekly calls him, "One of the best writers in the mystery field today. The New York Times says, "He has a gift for dialogue," while the Los Angeles Times calls him, "A crime fiction rara avis." Russell's ten novels have ranged from whodunits to comedic capers to suspense, and his works have been nominated for most of the major awards in crime fiction. His novels have garnered him a Critics' Choice Award, The Lefty (awarded to the best humorous mystery of the year), and two San Diego Book Awards. A native and long-time resident of California, Alan Russell is a former college basketball player who these days barely can touch the rim. A proud father of three children, Russell is an avid gardener and cook, and fortunately is blessed with a spouse who doesn't mind weeding or washing dishes. Visit Alan's Amazon link to purchase his books at http://amzn.to/1MKnpuX.
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The Librarian on Authors on the Air welcomes romance author, Samantha McKinley.
Samantha has been writing for approximately 30 years. Come Fulfill Her Desires has been published by Heart Powered Publishing. This is her first book and has been well received since its launch in early 2014. This project came together over the course of about 4 years. Her tales bring you through the depths of desire and bring you back to reality wanting more.
For more information about Samantha, visit her Facebook Author Page.
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This week's author: K.S. Oliver, author, poet, public speaker, model, and business owner, was born in New York & raised in Georgia. The oldest of 11 children, Ms Oliver is the mother of 2 boys, Sha’Kwan and K’Shaun.
The author of 2 poetry books: Still Standing and Affectionately 360, her first novel, Flatlined: Almost Doesn't Count, was released on the 4th anniversary of her diagnosis. Deciding to take a leap of faith and let the world read her rhymes of reason after several people encouraged her to share it with others in hopes to inspire. She is glad that she did.
On May 20, 2010, after the birth of her youngest son, Ms. Oliver was diagnosed with Lupus. Subsequently, she was also diagnosed with Skin Lupus, Fibromyalgia, Pulmonary Fibrosis, Hypotension, Hypothyroids, Cricoarytenoiditis (Lupus in her voice box), and Severe depression.
Ms. Oliver has been cut, poked, and jabbed more than a multitude of times. She was hospitalized so many times that she's on a first-name basis with the ER staff. She has had more x-rays, CT scans, surgeries, and blood work performed than she can count, but she is still standing.
In the past 3 years her medical records have grown as thick as a how-to manual. She has stayed home in bed for weeks at a time in tears. She had a unexplainable sore throat for over a year. But God’s amazing grace has spared her life, and despite her adversities, she is still standing.
Visit KS at www.AuthoressKSOliver.com/
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