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NCTE on THE USE OF GRAPHIC NOVELS & A CONVERSATION ABOUT "BANNED BOOKS WEEK"
ST. Louis University Professor Jennifer Buehler and University of Central Florida's Jeff Kaplan are our guests
Presented by The Great Books Foundation
From living a nightmare, to building a dream. Graphic Novelist J.C.S. may only be 27 years old but she has come a long way. Abused as a child, and seemingly lost as a teen, she has turned her scraps into diamonds. So far, she has written six novels, has published five of those novels, and as also finished a trilogy known as Anguished Immortals.
She will tell you, her goal was this: to publish and take care of her family. Her first attempt to write a novel came at the age of 15, and in between ten years, she tried and failed.
Growing up in Denver, Colorado, it was realized (and said) countless times that opportunity in the workforce was greater and more stable than most states, especially for a woman. But having Systemic Lupus and two children only ten and a half months apart changed everything.
Early 2012, inspiration came as J.C.S. decided to write her first romance novel. Even though it was a completed work, she saw that it wasn't yielding light on her talent. After doing a little research on the Archangel of Death and the Greek Goddess of War, Enyo, the makings of an Epic Fantasy trilogy had just begun.
Taking her work to Authonomy and trying out the first two books, J.C.S. realized that sticking with something she loved, Epic Fantasy, did her better than trying to fit in.
In 2013 J.C.S. wrote and published the first book to Bleeding Stars and Paper Hearts: Adrianna is Mine, following the same previewing and publishing path of her previous work. The audience from Authonomy helped her decide on publishing when not only had her book gone from #599 to #31 in a week, it stayed at #7 for three weeks and #1 for two.
in Pop Culture
It's Monday, and that means a new episode of Graphic Policy Radio, the show that mixes comics and politics! This week we have on tap:
DC Entertainment President Diane Nelson Addresses Lack of Female Representation - There's rumors of movies, and the New 52 has dropped and added comics like it's going out of style. We talk comics and women!
We talk two awesome comics with kick-ass women, She-Hulk and Ms. Marvel!
This Wednesday sees the release of The Wicked + The Divine #1. Every ninety years, twelve gods incarnate as humans. They are loved. They are hated. In two years, they are dead. Welcome to The Wicked + The Devine, where gods are the ultimate pop stars. But remember: just because you’re immortal, doesn’t mean you’re going to live forever. We discuss Kieron Gillen and Jamie McKelvie's new series.
We talk about the above and probably more! We want to hear from you. Tweet us your thoughts to @graphicpolicy, or call in with your opinion.
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Join Steve and Chris Levitan as they discuss all the comic TV happenings and other news pertaining to Marvel and DC.
Hello ladies and gents!
tonight will be revisiting those damned fools over at warner and their plans going into 2020 plus we'll be discussing the reasons Black Widow has gotten her own movie and why Marvel is reluctant to make a female lead, superhero film.
this and a whole lot of joke about penis.
Discussing today's big news on the release dates of all DC Comics movies. Join us on this exciting show!
Dragonflame will help you uncover the treasure that lies buried deep within you. Author Lawren Leo writes with compassion, knowledge, and insight. Dragonflame presents esoteric concepts in straightforward, lucid, comprehensible language. Highly recommended!
—Judika Illes, author of The Encyclopedia of 5000 Spells
Leo’s well-orchestrated meditations are grounded in an eclectic mix of spirituality, philosophy, alchemy, and magic.
—Margaret Ann Lembo, author of Chakra Awakening and The Essential Guide to Crystals, Minerals and Stones
Dragonflame is a new and powerful philosophical system that sets forth a magickal equation for achieving spiritual transformation and manifesting one’s desires.
From insightful meditations and visualizations to magickal exercises and rituals, this book offers spiritual guidance, with beginners’ instructions and advanced practices that will help both novices and adepts achieve transformation in an understandable and reader-friendly format.
Tune in and join me as I welcome this week's guest.
Author Pablo Solares Acebal joins me this week from his home in Spain to talk about his books, including critically acclaimed The 6th of November and the upcoming The House of Good Intentions.
Spain, 1935. In "The 6th of November", Pablo weaves a complex but fluid narrative that combines fragments of history with the intricacies of love, family, and politics. The reader is thrown into a world that is both exciting yet frightening, with characters that, at every turn, are as visible as the story itself. Pablo’s narrative, to a large extent, defies every traditional definition of technique and style, as he lavishly combines and floats from realism to magic realism, masterly using both to tell this intricate story. "The 6th of November" is not for those who enjoy bland and conventional narratives; it is one of those little volumes that will stay around for a long time.
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For more information about Pablo Solares Acebal and his books:
21st Century Lebensborn: Children Screaming to Be Heard :
The book Children Screaming To Be Heard examines the plight of children in the care system in the United Kingdom in the 21st Century and compares it with the Lebensborn Program run by the Nazis in World War Two. The book also explores evidence of child sex crimes in the UK and internationally, involving the luring and exploitation of children. It also examines allegations of satanic ritual abuse by the global elite internationally, who appear to be participants in a global satanic cult. Jesus said, "Ye shall no the truth and the truth shall set you free." That moment of freedom is upon us if we unite, stand up for justice and take action to stop these crimes against children.
Albina Koumirova is a fine artist whose work is well known in Europe, particularly in the UK. She will be showcasing her work in London July of 2014 at a conference for a charity called Children Screaming To Be Heard. Her exhibition focuses on the plight of children and the need for all of us to do more to protect the rights of children worldwide.