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  • 00:01

    How to Write an Urban Fiction Novel

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    How to Write an Urban Fiction Novel is one of my most read articles on Urban Fiction News Magazine. People are curious as to what makes this genre so much different from other genres. They are interested in learning how to write a compelling story in the urban fiction genre


    Join K.C Baylor as she takes us a quick guide to writing and creating the best urban fiction novel you can. Things like character development, storyline, plot and drama sequences that makes you a better writer but more importantly to make you a better overall storyteller. 

  • 02:04

    That's Novel! interviews Author Dina Given & Christina Benjamin

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    Join Stephanie on Wednesday, April 22, 2015 when she interviews Author Dina Given & Christina Benjamin.  You can find Dina's book on Amazon here:  http://amzn.to/1BxLmzg.  Christina can be found here:  http://amzn.to/1O9eyZN


    Dina has been an avid fan of fantasy in all of its permutations since childhood. She is convinced that magic lives on in this world, and she is doing her part to bring a piece of it to readers.


    Dina lives in rural New Jersey - home of farms, horses and the largest hot air balloon festival in North America - with her husband, two crazy kids, and one rescue dog. She is an exercise enthusiast and avid lover of food and wine (hence the need to exercise). Dina also works full time for one of the largest healthcare companies in the world. She attributes her ability to juggle family, work and writing to her obsessive, hyper-focused, Type A personality.


    Facebook:  https://www.facebook.com/DinaGivenAuthor?fref=ts


    Christina Benjamin is the Award-Winning Author of the Young Adult series The Geneva Project.


    The Geneva Project offers fans of mega-hit YA fiction like Harry Potter, The Hunger Games and Percy Jackson a new series to obsess over. Christina paints a vivid world, where magic and imagination run wild in her epic tale of adventure, courage, friendship and self-discovery. 

    Christina now lives in Florida with her husband, and her character inspiring pets, where she spends her free time working on her book series and speaking at schools to inspiring creativity in young writers. 
     

  • 02:04

    Thats Novel Interview with Author Trudy Stiles

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    Join Stephanie as she interviews Trudy on That's Novel.  You can find Trudy on Amazon here:  http://amzn.to/1AHBSC3


     


    Some info on Trudy:


    Trudy Stiles is a New Adult author, mom to two beautiful children, and married to the love of her life. She is the author of the Forever Family series including "Dear Emily" and "Dear Tabitha". There will be many more stories from this series and you never know who may have a standalone or novella written for them. Stay tuned! 

    Trudy is a music junkie and you'll know that she's writing when you see her plugged into her laptop with her earbuds in. Her playlist is unique and is a must for her writing sprints. 

    When she's not writing, she's carting her children to their various activities while avoiding any kind of laundry or housework. She also loves to run along the boardwalk of the beautiful New Jersey shore.

    She's always been an avid reader and frequently escapes into the fictional worlds of the many characters that she has come to love. Well, now there are some fictional characters in her head dying to get out!

    This first story is called "Dear Emily" and was released in December 2013. "Dear Tabitha" will be released in March 2014.

    Email: authortrudystiles@gmail.com
    Facebook: www.facebook.com/authortrudystiles
    Goodreads: www.goodreads.com/trudy_stiles
    Twitter: @trudystiles

  • 01:56

    That's Novel! interview with TM Lazar

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    Join Stephanie when she interviews TM Lazar on Wednesday, April 15, 2015 from 8-10 PM EST.


    You can find her on Amazon here:  http://amzn.to/1BFHi0S


    T.M. Lazar lives in upstate NY. She started writing her debut novel, The Last Glass, at the age of 16. At the age of 19, she made her dream a reality and hit publish on the first book in The Creatures of Grimmsburg series. She also published a short story in the anthology, Eight 'Til Chrsitmas, with a collection of other indie authors. She is currently working on book 2 in the Creatures of Grimmsburg series, as well as developing another series, Sarasota Boys. Along with writing, she is an avid reader, and loves to spend time with her family and friends, camping, swimming, drawing, dancing, and just hanging out! She will also be starting college soon, and majoring in Liberal Arts and Literature.


     


    You can find her on Facebook:  https://www.facebook.com/TMLazar?fref=ts


    Authorgraph:  http://www.authorgraph.com/widgets/author/TMLazar


    GoodReads:  https://www.goodreads.com/tmlazar



     

  • 01:00

    How Has Hip-Hop Influenced Urban Fiction?

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    Hip-Hop has not only grown but has expanded and created insane amounts of opportunities for the music industry. It was said to be a phase that wouldn't last but a few years but has since changed the game tremendously. It's hard to deny its role in Urban Fiction with so many stories using the same glamorous approach. However, how much of an influence has it played in the genre is the question. Come along as your favorite Urban Fiction Hosts K.C Baylor and Co-Host Santiago goes indepth about tonight's topic 


    Remember to call in for comments, questions or shout-outs! Also follow to be reminded of future episodes!

  • 01:04

    The Need for Edgy Christian Fiction -- Write Stuff -- 3/24/2015

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    Recently I was quoted in an article that's making it way around various writing circles both Christian and non-Christian alike discussing the need for edgy Christian Fiction.


    In the article I state: The current Christian fiction out there seems dull, boring, and unrealistic. This doesn't apply to every single book, but the majority of Christian fiction is very white washed, clean, and shows exemplary characters of sinners who sin 'a little'. This is not to say that we don't need those books, it's good to have a benchmark to aspire to, with the ultimate goal of being like Christ. However the state of the church, particularly in the west, proves this to be opposite. Churches contain people who lie, cheat, and steal. Cynics, skeptics, and seekers sing praises to God, and don't believe a word they're singing.

    I believe edgy Christian fiction addresses this by using the imagination of the mind, with real-world accuracy. It shows saints who go through life far from the peace and wisdom of God, and find their way back to Him. Of course it would have been better if they'd never fallen at all, but we all know that isn't the case."

    What is edgy Christian fiction? How does it apply to us? Is there a point where we can go too far? Join me as I discuss these and other issues with my guest, author and pastor George McVey. You can call in at 646-595-2083, press 1 to be live on air. Or, you can download the WLUV radio mobile app today. Tune in!

  • 01:58

    Who Says Urban Fiction Doesn't Fit Into Mainstream?

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    This week's topic is centered on what makes Urban Fiction unacceptable in Mainstream Outlets. Though the genre has taken off and literally keeps the lights on in some establishments, it is still not thought of as worthy of shelf life. Learn ways you can make your books more 'Mainstream' while still keeping your edge. 


    Follow along with K.C Baylor and special guest Co-Host Santiago. An author and entrepreneural minded powerhouse about to take the urban fiction genre by storm. Click the Follow button to be reminded of upcoming shows. We'd love to see you here!

  • 02:00

    The New Urban Fiction Social Network

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    Follow along this week as Urban Fiction News Radio discusses the importance of networking to increase sales. One of the first rules of sales include networking and always be closing. Rubbing shoulders in this business can make all the difference. We are also talking to the founder of iUrban Dion Cheese


    iUrban is the new Urban Fiction social network giving authors a place to promote, share and network with their readers. Dion Cheese is the founder of iUrban and is actively changing the game. 

  • 02:00

    Thats Novel interviews ZB Heller

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    Join Stephanie on Wednesday, Feb. 25, 2015 when she interviews Author ZB Heller.  


    "As a little girl it was always a dream for Z.B. Heller to become She-Ra Princess of Power. Since this dream was unobtainable, she spent what was probably way to long in college trying to "find herself". Becoming an artist scratched the creative itch until the stories in her head were getting to be to loud for her to get anything else accomplished. She lives in St. Louis with her husband, son and Flemish Giant rabbit Chloe. In her spare time she likes to read, stalk celebrities on Twitter and create the type of art that people scratch their heads about.

    The Chronicles of Moxie is Z.B. Heller's debut novel."


    ZB's Amazon Author page:  http://amzn.to/1vsa6g2


     

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  • 02:14

    Thats Novel interview with Red Phoenix

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    Join Stephanie as she interviews the author she contributes her blog start up to - Erotica Author Red Phoenix.  Red has several published titles, the most popular being the Brie Series.  Red is sure to steam up your sheets with her erotic novels.  


    Check out her Amazon Author page:  http://amzn.to/1A0ltM2


    USA Today Bestselling Author

    Red Phoenix is an award-winning erotica author who gained popularity with her novel, Brie Learns the Art of Submission. She has won 5 reader choice awards for her various novels. When she is not writing, you can find her on Facebook or Twitter interacting with fans. 

    "I heart my fans!" ~Red

    Sign up for my newsletter! http://eepurl.com/VFxFL 
    You can also follow me on:
    Twitter: @redphoenix69
    Website: RedPhoenix69.com
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    "I am a happily married woman who believes, based on personal experience, that love conquers all. It is a running theme in my writing. I love romance and I love good sex. It is a healthy combination in real life. My books focus on the love and lust shared by couples." 

    You can reach Red at Redphoenix69@live.com