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  • 00:31

    Author Samantha Gillespie Joins Kori on the Back Porch

    in Books

    Samantha Gillespie is a creative, helpless romantic who was born in Mexico, where she grew up with her family until they returned to the States at age eleven. An avid reader from a young age, Samantha finally gave into her passion for writing, making her debut with The Kingdom Within.


    THE KINGDOM WITHIN is a Young Adult fiction work by Samantha Gillespie. The book depicts the story of Meredith, a young princess who is destined into a marriage with a prince she’s never met, in order to save her Kingdom from imminent conquest. And while initially willing to do what is needed, everything changes when she is thrust into a fight for her life and love meets her from an unexpected front, causing her to question all she had prepared for, her purpose and actions.


     

  • 00:30

    Author Oscar Reynard Joins Kori on the Back Porch

    in Books

    From the cut-throat capitalism of the 1980’s, through to the modern-day, A Clean Pair of Hands reveals how the corporate practices of the late 20th century are now being exposed and condemned.  Before becoming one of the directors of the family’s business consultancy firm, Oscar Reynard enjoyed a successful career working in senior management roles for a high profile industrial manufacturing  corporation in the United States. Reynard has been widely published in various trade magazines, co-authored a business training manual and written as a critic for business titles. He divides his time between Surrey and the south-west of France. 


    From the cut-throat capitalism of the 1980’s through modern-day, A Clean Pair of Hands reveals how the corporate practices of the late 20th century are now being exposed and condemned through the eyes of a French businessman who succumbs to the seductive and unbridled excesses enjoyed by the country’s ruling elite and slowly becomes trapped by rampant corruption and moral decay that will threaten his family and his own survival. 


     


     


     

  • 00:31

    The Star Maker for Speakers, Elizabeth Bachman, joins Kori on the Back Porch

    in Entrepreneur

    Speaker, author and trainer, Elizabeth Bachman is known as The Star Maker for Speakers. She is passionate about helping people shine on ANY stage. Using her 30 years of experience as an International Opera Director, directing such luminaries as Luciano Pavarotti and Placido Domingo, now she works with business professionals, authors and speakers to find their unique voices, close more sales and become known as a Star in their Field.


    Fluent in 5 languages, Elizabeth has directed over 50 operas around the world, giving her a wealth of tools to help business professionals become Star Presenters. She is the creator of “Taking Your Show on the Road: How to Get Booked as a Speaker” – the ultimate guide for getting more speaking gigs, and the acclaimed Virtual Mastermind Series: “Speak For Succe$$.”


    A sought-after speaker, Elizabeth has presented to the San Francisco Chamber of Commerce, E Women Network, Women in Consulting, the Sacramento Speakers’ Association, numerous radio shows and telesummits. Founder and Artistic Director of the Tyrolean  Opera Program (TOP Opera), a summer opera training program in the Austrian Alps, she continues to support the opera community. Whether working with you to jazz up your act, punch up your pitch or polish your presentation, Elizabeth helps you stop procrastinating, get past your blocks and take your show on the road.

  • 01:43

    Back To Basics

    in Wrestling





    Come join Suzy "The Elf" & Shell Kneebreak as we talk about Wrestler Unstoppable and getting back to basics, going back to the old school type of radio shows. IN CHARACTER ONLY!! Leave your manager at home! This will be strictly enforced.


    Call in to promote your company, stable or wrestler, cause only YOU can really promote them! Want to become a sponsor of Back to Basics? Contact Suzy and she will get you the details! If you are a sponsor of B2B and want your special event highlighted, then let Suzy know and she will highlight your event.


    We will discuss what is going on in WU and also discuss topics like Trash Talk, cutting promos, etc. If you have a topic that you would like us to talk about, then message Suzy or Count and we will take all topics into consideration!
    Suzy and Count Zrathknock will be starting a contest where we will accept messages for Subject ideas, and If we use your idea, we will give you 10wbs.


    Want to hear past B2B shows? Check out our archives scene! (Shows will be updated soon, I promise!)


    Call in and let's get Back to Basics! Sign into Blog Talk and if you have skype, you can call in for free or use the guest call in number (646)-478-0073. Callers are welcome, just please keep with the topic!

  • 00:31

    Debut Children's Book Author Christopher McLucas Joins Kori on the Back Porch

    in Entrepreneur

    Christopher McLucas is an author, philanthropist, and all-around nice guy from, and currently, living in Omaha, NE. He's dedicated to helping businesses and entrepreneurship flourish in the midwest area. Christopher has shamelessly left this link to The Giggle Farm's Facebook page for people to like, share, find events, and have collaborative possibilities with Christopher.


    https://www.facebook.com/TheGiggleFarm0412


     


    Be sure to check out the May line-up over on our home page: www.backporchwriter.com. And, check out the affiliate link to Booklaunch.io if you want easy-to-use book landing pages that look great!


     


     


     

  • 01:31

    Back To Basics

    in Wrestling

    Come join Suzy "The Elf" & Count Zrathknock as we talk about Wrestler Unstoppable and getting back to basics, going back to the old school type of radio shows. IN CHARACTER ONLY!! Leave your manager at home! This will be strictly enforced.


    Call in to promote your company, stable or wrestler, cause only YOU can really promote them! Want to become a sponsor of Back to Basics? Contact Suzy and she will get you the details! If you are a sponsor of B2B and want your special event highlighted, then let Suzy know and she will highlight your event.


    We will discuss what is going on in WU and also discuss topics like Trash Talk, cutting promos, etc. If you have a topic that you would like us to talk about, then message Suzy or Count and we will take all topics into consideration!
    Suzy and Count Zrathknock will be starting a contest where we will accept messages for Subject ideas, and If we use your idea, we will give you 10wbs.


    Want to hear past B2B shows? Check out our archives scene! (Shows will be updated soon, I promise!)


    Call in and let's get Back to Basics! Sign into Blog Talk and if you have skype, you can call in for free or use the guest call in number (646)-478-0073. Callers are welcome, just please keep with the topic!

  • 00:31

    Nebraska Author, Marilyn Coffey Joins Kori on the Back Porch

    in Writing

    Great Plains writer Marilyn June Coffey has written three books, 600 poems, and dozens of articles and stories. A trained journalist (B.A., University of Nebraska, 1959) and creative writer (M.F.A., Brooklyn College, 1981), she has produced work that includes a popular memoir, a record-setting novel, and a prize-winning poem. Her poem, Pricksong, reviewed in the Los Angeles Times Book Review and Newsweek, won a national Pushcart Prize. Coffey's novel Marcella made literary history. It was the first novel written in English to use female autoeroticism as a main theme. Gloria Steinem called it "an important part of the truth telling by and for women. In 1989, Coffey's memoir, Great Plains Patchwork, appeared. The New York Times called it entertaining and insightful. Atlantic Monthly featured a chapter as its cover story. Natural History bought two chapters, American Heritage one. Harper & Row, McGraw-Hill, Macmillan, and Harcourt Brace Jovanovich printed excerpts. Known as a prose stylist, Coffey received a Master Alumnus award for distinction in the field of writing from the University of Nebraska in 1977. Since 1987, the UN-L Archives has collected forty boxes of Coffey's papers in its Mari Sandoz room. In 1991, Coffey investigated the orphan train movement, developing three programs for the Nebraska Humanities Council. One became the second most popular of the 232 programs underwritten by NHC and spurred her to write Mail-Order Kid. Now retired, Coffey taught writing at Boston University, Pratt Institute in Brooklyn, and Fort Hays State University in Kansas for thirty-four years, twice earning tenure. She became an interpretive reader/performer, appearing on local radio stations, statewide TV, and before more than 130 groups in twelve states, from Maine to Texas.  


    Her new book, Thieves, Rascals, & Sore Losers is available for pre-order.

  • 00:31

    Haven Lake Author, Holly Robinson, Returns to the Back Porch with Kori

    in Books

    New from the author of Beach Plum Island… A natural-born storyteller presents a gripping story about grief, anger, and the healing power of love. 


    Sydney Bishop hasn’t returned to Haven Lake, her idyllic childhood home, since a pair of shocking, tragic deaths shattered her family when she was only sixteen. Now a child psychologist engaged to marry a successful surgeon, Sydney has worked hard to build a relationship with Dylan, her fiancé’s teenage son, so she feels nothing but empathy when he runs away—until she discovers that his hitchhiking journey has led him to Haven Lake and her mother Hannah’s sheep farm.


    Sydney returns to Haven Lake for the first time in twenty years to coax the boy home. Against her daughter’s wishes, Hannah offers to take Dylan in until he’s ready to reveal his own troubling secrets. Now, for Dylan’s sake as well as their own, Sydney and Hannah must confront the devastating events that tore them apart and answer the questions that still haunt their family—and the suspicious surrounding community—about what really caused two people to die on their farm those many years ago.

  • 00:31

    Author, Nancy Freund, joins Kori on The Back Porch

    in Books

    In the aftermath of Nixon’s volatile presidency, Sandy Drue is entering in to the great unknown of adolescence, determined to discover her own meaning of life in this beautiful series of short stories & vignettes. The beguiling second novel from Nancy Freund, Mailbox, is a mother-daughter love story opening a doorway to the universal world of adolescence and self-discovery. Fans of contemporary literary fiction and American cultural and social history will enjoy this delightful story that is hopeful, heartbreaking, and profound in its treatment of life’s larger questions - especially those that matter to a child on the cusp of maturity - revealing our shared need for solace, nostalgia, and good old-fashioned fun.


     

  • 00:30

    The Creators of The Guardian Princesses Join Kori on the Back Porch

    in Education

    Their mission is simple:


    1. We aim to transform the cultural meaning of princesses and princes into positive role models who take action to protect living beings and the planet for future generations.


    2. We seek to promote greater racial, cultural, and gender inclusivity. We expand the cultural representation of beauty by including different size princesses and princes, as well as those with disabilities.


    3. To produce high quality educational tools that are entertaining. Our goal is to utlilize multimedia platforms to educate readers and users about current global issues and how we can all be part of the solution.


    4. Our stories promote greater awareness of the environment and aim to advance children’s knowledge in STEM subjects (sciences, technology, engineering, mathematics).


    5. Our stories combine teaching ethical principals with the practical imperatives of helping parents, teachers, and children meet Common Core State Standards.


    Or, is it? Join the cnversation and tell me what you think. Is the world ready for The Guardian Princesses?

  • 00:31

    Debut Author Frank Lankaster Joins Kori on the Back Porch

    in Books

    Based in North London, Frank Lankaster is a semi-retired academic and community development worker with many years experience in education, working both in the UK and US. Today Frank continues to work as a freelance researcher and writer. In his spare time he enjoys watching football and is a keen Liverpool fan. Tim Connor Hits Trouble by Frank Lankaster (published by Clink Street Publishing RRP $12.99, ebook RRP $4.99 ebook) is available to buy online from March 25th from retailers including Amazon.com and to order from all good bookstores. 


    The book: Emerging from an emotionally exhausting relationship break-up, and with his young daughter still contriving to make him feel as guilty as possible, Tim Connor hopes to regain his equilibrium in his new role as lecturer of Social Sciences at the University of Wash. An exciting new romance is also whetting Tim’s appetite. 


    Meanwhile, the college’s resident alcoholic dinosaur, Henry Jones, is at loggerheads with the Dean of Faculty, Howard Swankie and beset by bickering with his stoutly feminist wife. As tensions mount and the battle lines are drawn, Tim finds himself increasingly pulled in, until one day both Henry and Howard inexplicably go missing leaving Tim to deal with the crisis.  


    Set against the backdrop of the financial crisis of 2008, Frank Lankaster has cleverly drawn upon his considerable experience within the education system and brilliantly captures its inherently political landscape. Tim Connor Hits Trouble skillfully and entertainingly combines the clash of ideas, warring egos, the pressure to perform and the delicate balance between working as an academic and as a teacher to produce an uproarious debut novel.