• 00:56

    book discussion with fran lewis

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    Today's show features best selling author Ben Lieberman whose new ttile: The Carnage Account will keep you on edge until the very end. Ben is the author of the award winning title: Odd Jobs and his latest title deals with Hedge Fund Manager Rory Cage and his need for power, money and control. Learn what happens when he takes out Life Settlements and his mode of collecting on them. Understand how he invests in "Death Bonds," and the payoff. Taking matters into his own hands and obsessed with a public relations expert named Dawn Knight, Rory is deadly, dangerous and evil. Join me at four eastern, three central and two mountain when Ben talks about hedge funds, life settlements and how he created this devious character and the storyline for yet another five star novel. I am your host Fran Lewis; Editor of MJ Magazine and the author of the Bertha series and Faces Behind the Stones series and educator.

  • 00:48

    Book Discussion with fran lewis

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    Book Discussion welcomes Dr. Glenn Parrish the author of The Renaissance of Aspirin. This is the story of Anita Thomas and Jack Wheaton, two young doctors unwittingly in possession of a designer antibody for the treatment of fibromyalgia syndrome. The new drug is effective, but dangerously flawed. The problem is Anita Thomas has developed a cheap, safe alternative agent. Naturally, after expenditure of a fortune in development, the drug manufactures are not at all pleased with her. The pieces unfold, as we follow Anita and Jack from beautiful upscale midtown to the seedier downtown counterparts of Boston and Atlanta over shadowed by deadly stalkers and embellished by amorous often comically frustrating misadventures. The Renaissance of Aspirin is peppered with industrial espionage, suspense and passion as the chase is on for the first cure for fibromyalgia. Entangled with colorful comrades such as Dasher Clay; Stormi Seales and Khandi Barr in their camp, Anita and Jack barely keep ahead of the treacherous cabal of nemeses; Luciana Velasquez and Jason Brasil led by the Über-villain, Orson Quirk. Paced in the tradition of The Pelican Brief, Coma or a contemporary Maltese Falcon, The Renaissance of Aspirin is both plot and character driven with a ly credible McGuffin at its core. These complex characters are funny, mean, desperate, lonely and at the same time very humanly imperfect. Readers will find their prickly exploits thoroughly entertaining. Dr. Parrish will discuss his novel and explain Fibromyalgia to our audience. Please join me at four eastern, three central and two mountain. I am your host Fran Lewis editor of MJ magazine.

  • 00:58


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    Four eastern, three central and two mountain: Let's Write with your host Fran Lewis is a new show that will focus on the art of writing itself. On this first show we will talk about how the three novelists create their storylines for revolving or reoccuring characters and they they manage to keep reader interest. What is the difference between writing a trilogy or three book series as opposed to having one or several characters in a series? How do they create open ended endings that lead into the next book? How do they create conflict for the main characters and which minor characters support the main characters when solving the main conflict or problem that the author has created? How do these authors create the murder scene or the crime scene and how do you decide on your vicitm or victims? When ending chapters do they tend to lead into the next one or is there a change of scenery, setting and plot line. These and many other questions and writing tips will be answered when New York Times Best Selling Author John Lescroart, Award winning author Mark Rubinstein and Award winning author Mary Martin join me, Fran Lewis to discuss the art of writing. Let's Write welcomes questions from authors and writers in the chat room. Fran Lewis: Editor of MJ magazine, author of the Bertha series and Faces Behind the Stones Series.

  • 00:53

    Book Discussion with Fran Lewis and author JJ White

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    Book Discussion and Fran Lewis welcomes author JJ White the author of The Prodigious Savant.

    In Burlington, Vermont, 1962, seventeen-year-old Gavin Weaver survives a dreadful explosion, six hours of brain surgery, and thirty days in a coma, to awake possessing not just one savant talent, but several, including art, music, mathematics, and memory—and all without suffering any of the usual mental disabilities associated with head trauma...if he survives

    According to Dr. Darold A. Treffert of the University of Wisconsin, there are fewer than one hundred reported cases of prodigious savants in the world. Those few who possess the savant syndrome all have an island of brilliance that allows them to excel in some remarkable talent. Unfortunately, they all share various developmental disabilities.

    In Burlington, Vermont, 1962, seventeen-year-old Gavin Weaver survives a dreadful explosion, six hours of brain surgery, and thirty days in a coma, to awake possessing not just one savant talent, but several, including art, music, mathematics, and memory—and all without suffering any of the usual mental disabilities associated with head trauma.

    To learn more about Gavin, his syndrome and the talents of a prodigious savant join me at four eastern, three centeral and two mountain. Ask your questions in the chat room.




    The odds are slim that Gavin will survive both the internal and external conflicts, which keep him from the one thing he wants most, the girl he’s loved since childhood.

  • 00:46

    book discussion with fran lewis and Kira Peikoff

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    Book discussion welcomes the the author of No Time to Die: Kira Peikoff. In a Washington, D.C. research lab, a brilliant scientist is attacked by his own test subjects. At Columbia University, a talented biochemist is lured out of her apartment and never seen again. In the Justice Department's new Bioethics Committee, agent Les Mahler sees a sinister pattern emerging...Zoe Kincaid is a petite college student whose rare genetic makeup may hold the key to a powerful medical breakthrough. When she is kidnapped, the very thing mankind has wanted since the dawn of time threatens to unleash our final destruction.Join me at four eastern, three central and two mountain to discuss this outatanding novel and what happens when someone is trying to develop a way to stop the aging process and cure fatal diseases. What will Zoe's fate be you have to read this book to find out. We will also talk about how she created the storyline for the novel and the characters. Join me: Fran Lewis author, educator, and editor of MJ Magazine and talk show host.

  • Let's Write with Fran Lewis and NYTIMES BEST SELLING AUTHOR Tess Gerristen

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    Let's Write welcomes NYTIMES best selling author of the Rizzoli and Isles series Tess Gerristen. Her new title: Die Again is the next in this series.

    When Boston homicide detective Jane Rizzoli and medical examiner Maura Isles are summoned to a crime scene, they find a killing worthy of the most ferocious beast—right down to the claw marks on the corpse. But only the most sinister human hands could have left renowned big-game hunter and taxidermist Leon Gott gruesomely displayed like the once-proud animals whose heads adorn his walls. Did Gott unwittingly awaken a predator more dangerous than any he’s ever hunted?
    Maura fears that this isn’t the killer’s first slaughter, and that it won’t be the last. After linking the crime to a series of unsolved homicides in wilderness areas across the country, she wonders if the answers might actually be found in a remote corner of Africa

    Six years earlier, a group of tourists on safari fell prey to a killer in their midst. Marooned deep in the bush of Botswana, with no means of communication and nothing but a rifle-toting guide for protection, the terrified tourists desperately hoped for rescue before their worst instincts—or the wild animals prowling in the shadows—could tear them apart. But the deadliest predator was already among them, and within a week, he walked away with the blood of all but one of them on his hands.
    Now this killer has chosen Boston as his new hunting ground, and Rizzoli and Isles must find a way to lure him out of the shadows and into a cage. Even if it means dangling the bait no hunter can resist: the one victim who got away. We will talk about how she created this novel, the storyline, keeping reader interest and what's next for her two main characters. Join me at four eastern for this exciting show and ask your questions in the chat room. I am your host Fran Lewis


  • 01:11

    Book Discussion With Host Fran Lewis

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    Interviewing the author, John Fishwick, of A Flight to Romance a semi-romantic novel that is quite educational in many respects. The author takes readers on a tour of London, many historical churches and theaters in England as we join Jeremy and Stephanie on their special romantic journey hoping for second chances. Join me at four eastern, three central, two mountain and one pacific. I am your host Fran Lewis editor of MJ Magazine and the author of the Faces Behind the Stones series. Educator and author, book reviewer: Join me in the chat room.

  • 00:58

    Book Discussion: Fran Lewis

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    Please join Fran Lewis Thursday May 1 at 4PM EST 3PM CST on Book Discussion. Her guest this week is Best Selling Author Brian Freeman. Brian is an international bestselling author of psychological thrillers, including the Jonathan Stride series set in Duluth. His books have been sold in 46 countries and 20 languages.

    His debut thriller, IMMORAL, won the Macavity Award in 2006 and was a nominee for the Edgar®, Dagger, Anthony, and Barry awards for best first novel. IMMORAL was also named an International Book of the Month by book clubs around the world and appeared as a Main Selection in the Literary Guild and the Book of the Month Club.

    His seventh novel SPILLED BLOOD won the award for Best Hardcover Novel in the annual Thriller Awards presented by the International Thriller Writers organization, and his fifth novel THE BURYING PLACE was a finalist for the same award. His sixth novel THE BONE HOUSE was a finalist for Best Audiobook of the Year in Thriller/Suspense. He is also a three-time finalist for the Minnesota Book Award, including his most recent novel THE COLD NOWHERE.

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  • 01:01

    Book Discussion With Host Fran Lewis

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    Join Fran Lewis on June 19 at 4PM EST 3PM CST. Her guest is Allan Topol the author of THE ARGENTINE TRIANGLE. It's going to be a great show.


  • 01:53

    Book Discussion With Host Fran Lewis

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    Thursday: Four Eastern, Three Central: Two Mt and One Pacific: Fran Lewis the host of Book Discussion welcomes Best selling author Larry Thompson: Insanity Plea and the author of Sentinel's Choice: Mike Witzgall.

    As a member of the elite U.S. Marine Corps Force Reconnaissance teams, Renee LaFleet learned hard lessons about survival. This is where he met the brother of his heart, Navy SEAL commander, Richard Shannon, under the harsh conditions of hand to hand combat. But nothing he experienced in Iraq prepared him for the evil he would face as a homicide detective in Dallas, Texas. At least in battle you know the enemy. When bodies start turning up all murdered in the same manner, Ren is confronted with the unthinkable possibility that his best friend, Father Richard Shannon might be involved. Ren must decide where the bonds of brotherhood end and his duty as a Texas Peace officer starts. Learn more when Mike and I discuss Sentine's Choice.

    A young nurse is savagely killed during a pre-dawn run on Galveston’s seawall. The murderer slices her running shorts from her body as his trophy and tosses the body over the wall to the rocks below. As dawn breaks, a bedraggled street person, wearing four layers of old, tattered clothes, emerges from the end of the jetty, waving his arms and talking to people only he hears. He trips over the body, checks for a pulse and, instead, finds a diamond bracelet which he puts in his pocket. He hurries across the street, heading for breakfast at the Salvation Army two blocks away, leaving his footprints in blood as he goes. Just who is accused and who will defend him you will learn when I interview Larry Thompson.

    Join me in the chat room when I interview both mystery/thriller authors. Insanity Plea will keep you guessing until the very end. Sentinel's Choice is a fast paced novel with twists and turns you won't see coming. One show you want to hear!


  • 01:00


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    Welcome to the second edition of LET's Write with host Fran Lewis. Today best selling author and head writer of Murder She Wrote, Tom Sawyer will be joining this panel of distinquished authors which includes best selling author Alan Topol and award winning author Stuart Yates.

    Today's discussion will center around creating different settings when writing historical fiction or a murder mystery. How important is the setting to the storyline and how does their main character adjust to the different changes in setting that often occur throughout a book. If their main character could pick anywhere in the world they would like to go in the next book, what would it be and why? How do these authors keep it interesting for readers? What is the importance of mood and dialogue and how do you keep it flowing and not stilted. These topics and more will be discussed when you join Fran Lewis, your host and these distinquished authors of Let's Write.

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