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  • 01:28

    Inspirations for my Books and Stories

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    I have the wonderful opportunity to interview Lyn Fairchild Hawks, author of a YA novel "How Wendy Redbird Dancing Survived the Dark Ages of Nought" and "The Flat and Weightless Tang-Filled Future". Lyn talks with us about what has inspired writing, becoming an author and how she came up with the titles and her stories. Lyn is in the process of writing her new book due to be released in the summer of 2015. In the last few years, Lyn has won a James Jones First Novel Fellowship Prize and the Elizabeth George Foundation Grant.

  • 00:55

    Indie Books #88 (Michael Williamson)

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    Tune in and join me as I welcome this week's guest. 


    Author Michael Williamson joins me this week to talk about his book: Secret Betrayal and more.


    The desperate act of a young girl, on the cusp of womanhood, to lose herself in the mean streets and cabarets of 1930s Berlin, and years later, the disappearance of a key American general shortly before D-Day in 1944 are links in an ingenious plot to gain the secrets of the Allied invasion.


    Through a series of traumatic events Reichsletter Martin Bormann, the man more than any other that truly ran the German government toward the end of World War II, sets in motion a deadly gambit that ricochets across half the world and gains Bormann possession of the Normandy invasion plans. In the double dealing, back stabbing chaos that was the Nazi inner circle, this climactic information is the currency that will buy Bormann the one thing that he has desired above all others: the right to be the next Fuhrer.


    So unfolds the dynamic pages of Secret Betrayal. This novel is a testament to the redemptive power of love, the evolutionary power of kundalini yoga and the war within a war waged by Reichsletter Martin Bormann and Reichsfuhrer Heinrich Himmler for the mind of and influence over Adolf Hitler.


    Learn more about Michael Williamson and his books:


    http://www.amazon.com/Secret-Betrayal-Michael-Williamson-ebook/dp/B00P2NOPUG


    http://www.experioninst.com/product/books/secret-betrayal/


    http://www.amazon.com/The-Dream-Fathers-Political-Science-ebook/dp/B00NVPZ0LU

  • 00:46

    WebbWeaver Books Proudly Presents: Author S.L. Shelton

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    HARBINGER:


       Twice Scott Wolfe has faced this giant of a man. Twice he's barely escaped with his life. If Scott ever hopes to uncover the corruption that is shaping the free world, a confrontation with his most dangerous adversary is unavoidable.

      Even though Scott has gone underground, it doesn't mean he's alone. He has reconnected with Kathrin, the golden-haired beauty who was with him when it all began. He'd long dreamed of the reunion. But now that Monkey Wrench and Gretel are reunited, something doesn't quite add up. Does he risk the blossoming romance to pry deeper? What if she is a danger to him? Will his emotions leave him blindsided by the truth?

      Scott keeps driving deeper into the inner workings of the conspiracy, further from his support and closer to danger. Is it too soon for Scott to be on his own? That question might be answered before he's ready for it.

  • 01:07

    Indie Books #87 (Dwayne Epstein)

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    Tune in and join me as I welcome this week's guest. 


    Author Dwayne Epstein joins me this week to talk about his book - Lee Marvin: Point Blank.


    The first full-length, authoritative, and detailed story of the iconic actor's life to go beyond the Hollywood scandal-sheet reporting of earlier books, this account offers an appreciation for the man and his acting career and the classic films he starred in, painting a portrait of an individual who took great risks in his acting and career. Although Lee Marvin is best known for his icy tough guy roles—such as his chilling titular villain in The Man Who Shot Liberty Valance or the paternal yet brutally realistic platoon leader in The Big Red One—very little is known of his personal life; his family background; his experiences in WWII; his relationship with his father, family, friends, wives; and his ongoing battles with alcoholism, rage, and depression, occasioned by his postwar PTSD. Now, after years of researching and compiling interviews with family members, friends, and colleagues; rare photographs; and illustrative material, Hollywood writer Dwayne Epstein provides a full understanding and appreciation of this acting titan’s place in the Hollywood pantheon in spite of his very real and human struggles.


    For more on Dwayne Epstein and his books


    http://www.amazon.com/Dwayne-Epstein/e/B00A4EDS1A


    http://pointblankbook.com/


     

  • 01:18

    Indie Books #81 (James Vescovi)

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    Tune in and join me as I welcome this week's guest. 


    Author James Vescovi joins me this week to talk about his book:: Eat Now; Talk Later: 52 True Tales of Family, Feasting and the American Experience


    Prepare yourself for a feast consumed in delicious bites. This collection of stories can be read before bed, on a lunch hour, or waiting in line. They can even be shared with friends who complain they have enough to read. Together they ask the question, "How do you make modern life run smoothly for parents or grandparents who grew up in an era when oxen were used for plowing, children left school after third grade to tend chickens, and meat was eaten only twice a year? When Tony and Desolina Vescovi arrived in America, they collided with the 20th century. Born around 1900, they were stumped by telephones, banks, fast food, TV wrestling, and supermarkets. It was up to their only child, a son, to serve as their shepherd, and it wasn't easy For example, how to explain that his job was taking him and his family 700 miles away when, in their day, sons stayed put to work the family farm? Or that it wasn't wise to hide $10,000 in the bedroom? Or that the ice cream they just tried and enjoyed is called 'Chubby Hubby'? This collection of 52 bite-size stories offers a twist on the American immigrant tale and is a testament to love, loyalty, and frequent half-truths.


    http://www.amazon.com/Eat-Now-Talk-Later-Experience/dp/1491831480


    http://www.eatnowtalklater.com/


     


     


     

  • 00:40

    WOI: Author & Illustrator Christa Pierce Visits the Stories for Children Show

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    Welcome to BTR's featured World of Ink Network. On today's Stories for Children show, listeners will get to meet Christa Pierce, a 24-year-old author and illustrator making her literary debut with Did You Know That I Love You?, published by HarperCollins, which Publisher’s Weekly calls a “sweetly assuring ode to unconditional love” and Brooke Shields raves, “I can't wait to read this to my girls. It so sweetly exemplifies the countless ways in which love is given.”


    The show will air live on Monday March 23rd at 4pm Eastern - 3pm Central - 2pm Moutain - 1pm Pacific


    Did You Know That I Love You? was originally written as a letter to her mother during a difficult time in their relationship, offers a heartfelt story about the importance of expressing your feelings to those you love.


    The World of Ink Network is more than just a blog talk radio show network, it also offers writing and marketing help. You can learn more about WOI at http://worldofinknetwork.com


    About the Host: Virginia S Grenier is a creative writing instructor for Dixie State University's CommunityEd program, a freelance content editor, director of the St. George Book Festival; along with being a Mom's Chocie and Award-winning author.


    We invite you to listen in live and join us in the chatroom during the show.

  • 01:06

    Indie Books #86 (Gordon Osmond)

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    Tune in and join me as I welcome this week's guest. 


    Indie Books reaches all the way down to Brazil this week as Author and playwright Gordon Osmond joins me this week to talk about his books.  We'll start out with Slipping on Stardust and the sequel Turner's Point.  We'll also chat about his Unauthorized Autobiography, Wet Firecrackers as well as his other writing.


    From Slipping on Stardust:


    There’s nothing like the arrival of a Hollywood star to stir the passions of the people of Johnson, a sleepy small town in Ohio. During his stay with Johnson’s most physically appealing family, the star shakes up the lives of the reigning queen of the local theatre scene, her lawyer husband, and the couple’s handsome but sexually undecided son. Add a scandal at the husband’s law firm and a kidnapping with suicide demanded as ransom and you have what propels family members to New York City and Hollywood and Gordon Osmond’s debut novel to its shattering conclusion. Those who have ever been involved in small-town life, regional theatre, adolescent rebellion, or legal entanglements, and those who admire the works of Oscar Wilde and Kurt Vonnegut, to whose writing style Osmond’s has been likened, will find themselves within the fast-turning pages of Slipping on Stardust.


    For more on Gordon Osmond and his books:


    http://www.i-m.co/GordonOsmond/SlippingonStardust


    http://www.amazon.com/Gordon-Osmond/e/B002N3RPFK


     

  • 00:46

    WebbWeaver Books Proudly Presents: Author James Williamson

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    THEY CAN'T TOUCH HIM NOW~


      Jimmy was only nine years old when he was molested and sexually assaulted in London's dingy East End. He struggled to keep his dark secret, while coping with being adopted and his illiterate father's violent outbursts. Desperately needing to be loved, Jimmy accepts an offer of 'conditional kindness' from Tom, his scoutmaster. Now, after a lifetime of secrets, his story can be told as Tom is now dead, so.... "They Can't Touch Him Now"

  • 00:41

    Indie Books #83 (Robert Lovelle Rooks)

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    Tune in and join me as I welcome this week's guest. 


    Author Robert Lovelle Rooks joins me this week to talk about his book:: The Guidon Bearer: A Basic Training Story


    Boot Camp. Otherwise known as Basic Military Training. The rigorous and memorable Rite of Passage every person who ever served in the United States Armed Forces, whether Coast Guard, Navy, Marine Corps, Army or Air Force has been through. If you have ever served or know anyone who has served ask them about Basic Training. They will remember. "The Guidon Bearer" is a semi-fictitious account of one man's journey through Air Force Basic Military Training [Around the year 2000]. Unlike the other four services, anyone who served in the U.S. Air Force has gone through the exact same place: Lackland Air Force Base, San Antonio, TX. Here's a story all veterans will relate to, non-service-members will find entertaining and all Air Force veterans past, present and future will give a big thumbs up! Maybe even wonder if they were there when it happened.


    For more about Robert Lovelle Rooks and his books:


    http://www.writerrlr.com


    http://www.amazon.com/Robert-Lovelle-Rooks/e/B008ZRHKHG

  • 00:36

    WebbWeaver Books Proudly Presents: Author Jennifer Kelman

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    THE DISAPPEARING DOLPHINS:


       Can You See the Disappearing Dolphins? Kevin and his twin sister Jackie always enjoy going to the beach with their mommy, but Kevin can tell that today will be extra-special. As he and Jackie start building a sandcastle, Kevin sees a fantastic sight: a dolphin, jumping and playing in the ocean. Kevin is known for his vivid imagination, and when he tells Jackie about the dolphin, she doesn't believe him. As he watches the joyful antics of the dolphin in the sparkling sea, Kevin is convinced that the dolphin is real-even he couldn't make up something this fantastic! Determined to share the magic of the dolphin, Kevin sets out on an adventure of discovery that will create lifelong memories for him and for Jackie. With warm, comforting language and beautiful illustrations, The Disappearing Dolphins is sure to become a favorite with anyone who cherishes the wonder of the natural world as seen through children's eyes.

  • 00:57

    WOI: Author J.E. Thompson on the Stories for Children show

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    Welcome to BlogTalkRadio's featured World of Ink Network. Today on the Stories for Children show, host Virginia S Grenier will be chatting with Author J.E. Thompson about his books, Revelation and Deliciously Dark Tales.


    J. E. Thompson began his stormy relationship with writing at age fourteen when his English teacher nominated his short story for inclusion his school district’s writing competition. With the joy of success, and the sourness of that first submitted story’s subsequent failure behind him, he puttered on and off, writing fiction stories, non-fiction articles, and commercial copy for years. In November 2003, he accepted the NANOWRIMO (National Novel Writing Month) challenge to complete a fifty-thousand word book in one month. That rough draft, after myriad revisions, edits, rewrites, edits, revisions, professional editing, rewriting, eventually emerged as his first book, Revelation.


    Revelation is the first book in a trilogy that chronicles fifteen year old Michelle Thorn’s life as it grows continually more confusing after she sees a Bigfoot in the Oregon forest near her home. Retaliation, the second book in the series continues to tell Michelle’s ongoing story, and is due out in August 2015.


    Deliciously Dark Tales is a collection of sixteen short stories for those who like it dark.


    J.E. Thompson's blog: jonthompsonauthor.blogspot.com


    The World of Ink Network brings you shows each week on topics such as books, writing, interviews, self-help, empowerment, families and much more. Follow us at http://worldofinknetwork.com


    Host Virginia S Grenier is an award-winning author, an editor for Halo Publishing, Int., and also, the director of the St. George Book Festival.