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A ghostwriter is, at once, a creative artist, a project manager, a best friend and confidante, a therapist, an industry insider, a publishing guide, a writing-and-life coach, a mentor, and a business person. ~ Claudia Suzanne, Ghostwriting Expert
Claudia Suzanne spearheads the movement to professionalize ghostwriting. Her training program, now taught through CSULB, has upgraded "Certified Ghostwriter" into an academically recognized Professional Designation. Her conference, Ghostwriters Unite, brought together the largest number of professional, experienced, and aspiring ghostwriters ever gathered from the four corners of the earth.
A generalist, Claudia has ghosted over 120 nonfiction and fiction titles in myriad subjects. She also authored four titles under her own name, including the internationally popular This Business of Books, considered a standard of the industry by college professors and librarians across the English and Chinese-speaking world, and Secrets of a Ghostwriter, the only textbook that deconstructs the theory, skills, and politics of how ghostwriters do what they do.
Claudia is the Founder/Creative Partner of Wambtac Communications LLC, a literary organization dedicated to professionalizing the ghostwriting field through education, community, and editorial-service excellence. Her dual missions are to launch new ghostwriting careers and to raise the literacy level of the book industry, one author at a time.
Claudia knows more about publishing than most people ever will. She is the consummate ghostwriter/teacher, understanding what authors need in order to successfully complete their book dream. One of the most savvy business people I have known. Trustworthy and supportive. Awesome dry sense of humor and spontaneous wit. I recommend her without qualification. ~ M.K. Pelland, Certified Ghostwriter
Our host Sharon Beth interviews Laura Becker-Sherman, the Friendly Ghostwriter! When people ask me, “What do you do?” I answer, “I’m Laura the Friendly Ghostwriter!” No one thinks that’s boring. I love to write. Typically I am working on a few memoirs and a business book, while a novel or two bubble away on the burners. When helping someone write their memoirs I focus on the overall message of the book first. I will not take on a story that is doom and gloom, designed to depress the reader. I am interested in inspirational stories, which will uplift people. People can learn a lot from another person's life story. For nonfiction, I specialize in making complex subjects easy to understand. This involves researching a subject so well that I can then break it down and explain it to anyone with any background. When I write fiction, my novels are very dialogue driven. I find that when I develop my characters, all I need to do is sit back and listen to them. So I guess you can call me a stenographer. I did get a degree in Civil Engineering at Cal Poly Pomona and worked for the Department of Water and Power in LA. I also studied chess for many years, playing in tournaments around the country. My highest national rating gave me the honor of being the top 35th woman player in the US. In 2008 I founded Your Chess Coach with my husband, teaching children the wonders of chess. We have taught hundreds of children to play. I love working with very young kids, breaking down the basics so that they can play the game (often beating their parents). Chess Is Child’s Play – Teaching Techniques that Work came out in April 2012. I wrote this book with author Bill Kilpatick in order to give parents the tools to become private chess coaches for their children. The reviews have been spectacular, which is very rewarding. I’m a ghostwriting, author, chess coach and mother. Life is always an adventure!
The concept of "Citizenship", and the nationalist propaganda which accompanies it, are as old as the hills. The fear-stricken are the most likely to give up freedom for a sense of security -- the high priests of even the most "uncivilized" peoples understand this principle and utilize it to this day. Citizens are those who have given up a freeman's sovereignty for the sake of virtual anonymity in the collective, even in a so-called "capitalist" or "democratic" society.
The Constitution for the United States is one of the most idolized documents in recent history, but why? What does it even have to say? What does it have to do with your life? Does it protect you from your own personal boogeyman?
Join Burt, Greg, Casey, and our special guest Susan (ghostwriter of Beyond the National Myth:Waking up in the Land of the Free, and author of The Quality Life Plan: 7 Steps to Uncommon Financial Security) as we discuss these ideas and more.
We'll be taking callers throughout the show tonight at (347) 637-3632 -- feel free to give us a shout!
Rosalind Cherry aka Cherry Bomb and Author/Poet Jay Tisdale get all lyrically correct as they talk about his new release "The Ghostwriter: King James Era" and his very popular facebook group Souls of Ink. The Ghostwritier will take you on a journey that lead to his first work of art and then introduce you to his brand of poetic grooving.
The first hour is for our guest interview
The last hour is for Open Mic which was approved by our guest Jay Tisdale
Call in # 773-897-6297
Listen to the Christian Authors on Tour (CAOT) Blog Talk Radio Show on Friday, 2/6 at 2 p.m. (ET) for a LIVE interview with Christian author, George Duncan.
A former reporter and editorial writer, George Duncan has worked at a number of newspapers including the Savannah News-Press and the Meridian Star. In addition to writing his own books, George is a ghostwriter, too. He has also been a Christian for many years. His newest release, Last Stand at Lighthouse Point, is a contemporary suspense story that re-examines the Book of Job.
Call (858) 357-8408 to ask questions of the scheduled guest. Don't worry if you can't listen LIVE, you can always download, at your convenience, FREE On-Demand podcasts of this interview and hundreds of other inspirational interviews at www.blogtalkradio.com/christianauthorsontour.
The CAOT Christian Book Club
Gayle "Delicious" Johnson is an author,publisher, ghost writer, poet, and the founder of her own
independent publishing company. With five published books under her belt she is now working on her
sixth and seventh book. Gayle will continue to write it is her number one passion. Gayle's passion for
the literary arena has prompted her to start her own publishing company. Armed with faith, prayer
and determination in 2012 inspired by her deceased mother Jean E. Johnson, Jay Jay Publishing
Although Gayle’s books are all fictional stories, they carry a dash of reality, domestic violence, sexual
abuse and drama. Gayle is a survivor of domestic violence, rape and sexual abuse, she is going to write her
memoir and it will be filled with truth, drama, reality and a dash of fiction.
We go further into the book, slowly climbing to the climax. What will happen to Nancy and Ned in the snow storm? Who's going to come to their rescue?
Come and listen to what goes on. I read to you the Mystery At The Ski Jump, 29th volume of the original Nancy Drew Mystery Stories. The ghostwriter for this book is Alma Sasse.
Today's show on K WAVe 6 Radio is LIVE with our guest, Derek Lewis, the author of, The Business Book Bible". Below is some information about him:
Business ghostwriter Derek Lewis has worked with thought leaders from five continents on books spanning technology, leadership, and economics. His clients work with the International Monetary Fund, SAP, DaimlerChrysler, Walmart, Microsoft, Disney, and the Red Cross. Derek is the author of, "The Business Book Bible", the authoritative source on how to write a business book. He holds a master's in economic development and lives in Baton Rouge with his wife and two children.
Join us Wednesday morning at 9:00 am Eastern (U.S.), 2:00 pm Britain for our live broadcast.
See you there!
Sharon C. Jenkins is an educator, inspirational speaker, workshop facilitator, author, freelance and ghostwriter, editor and the Inspirational Principal for The Master Communicator’s Writing Services. The Master Communicator’s writing services provides business communication services to small businesses, non-profits, and authors. Sharon is also the mastermind behind the annual Authors Networking Summit, America’s Favorite Author Competition and Houston’s Favorite Author Competition.
Known as The Master Communicator, she is proficient in communicating in all forms of media: radio, newspapers, magazines, and spoken word. She worked as an editor for a major minority communications and marketing company in the 4th largest city in the U.S. She hosted the Blog Talk Radio Program, The Literary Showcase from 2010 – 2013). Sharon has moved to the HOA platform and hosts The Literary Fellowship on the third Saturday of each month at 10:00 am.
Sharon has helped hundreds of authors get their message to the masses through workshops, webinars, her radio show and coaching. She is currently an acquisitions editor for the award winning Ellechor Publishing House. Sharon has participated in numerous compilations, been a co-author and self-published three books. Her first solo-project was Beyond the Closet Door, Christ’s Rescue from Abuse. Her new book Authorpreneurship: The Business Start-Up Manual for Authors, is the culmination of everything she has learned from her literary journey and that of other authors. It will be launching in September 2014. . For more information about Sharon go to www.mcwritingservices.com or www.sharoncjenkins.com.
With Karen Rowe
"Getting Started: Creating the perfect narrative for your book."
How long have you been “writing” your book? Has it been months…. Maybe years? Perhaps even decades. No one can read the book inside your head. Get Writing! is a podcast dedicating to equipping you with all the tools you need so you can take action and become a published author. Right now.
We feature award-winning speakers, authors and industry leaders on every aspect of the book process from concept to completion. No more waiting. Your time has come. It’s time to get writing.
My guest this Tuesday is Lorin Oberweger, a highly sought-after independent book editor and ghostwriter with almost twenty-five years experience in publishing. Her company, Free Expressions, offers intensive, deep craft workshops nationwide. She’s also known for her one-on-one story development weekends for writers of all genres of fiction and creative nonfiction. Here’s more about Lorin:
Lorin’s students and clients have millions of books in print and have been published by imprints of HarperCollins, Penguin Random House, Scholastic, and other mainstream and independent presses. They have also gained representation with some of the industry’s leading literary agents.
Log onto www.blogtalkradio.com/Jim-Nemley on Tuesday, November 18, 2014 at 7:00 pm EST. It’s Time To Get Writing! With Karen Rowe.
1941 - On the eve of America’s entry into World War II, Nazi Germany is developing a new weapon of unprecedented power, one that will give them ultimate victory over all the nations of the world. But the war turns against them before it is completed, and a conspiracy forms to preserve the weapon and carry on the research.
1999 - At the dawn of a new century, Alex Pyke, a self-styled bachelor entrepreneur, wants only the American Dream of a bigger house and a fatter bank account. But a business opportunity lures him back to Germany, the country he left as an orphan of five during the height of the Cold War. Upon his arrival, he is swept up in a deadly adventure involving an aging industrialist and his brilliant, beautiful niece. Even as Alex unravels the mysteries of his own family’s history, he makes a discovery that will change the direction of his life, and maybe the whole world beyond.
Seeing by Moonlight is a thriller that combines uncovered history of the German rocketry program with a science fiction twist to create a sweeping tale of secrets and love that spans generations past, present, and future.
Nicholas Thurkettle has worn many hats in the creative world – screenwriter, playwright, novelist, journalist, editor, ghostwriter, stage producer/director, actor, feature film story executive and consultant, teacher, production crew member. He works independently in Los Angeles with the continuing goal of bringing good work to audiences anywhere he can find them.
Nicholas is the co-author (with M.F. Thomas) of the acclaimed thriller novel Seeing by Moonlight, and the author of the short story collection Stages of Sleep. He earned his degree in Theatre Performance and Music at Bradley University, and is a proud member of the Writers Guild of America and the Orange County Playwrights Alliance.
Wait Wait... Don't Tell Me! is NPR's weekly hour-long quiz program. Each week on the radio listeners can test ther knowledge against some of the best and brightest in the news and entertainment world while figuring out what's real news and what's made up. Prior to becoming host of Wait Wait in 1998, Peter had a varied career including stints as a playwright, screenwriter, stage director, actor, extra in a Michael Jackson video, travel writer, essayist, ghostwriter and staff writer for a motorcycle magazine. In October 2007, Harper Collins published Peter's first book, The Book of Vice: Naughty Things and How to Do Them, a series of essays about bad behavior, which was released in paperback in 2008. Does the Constitution have what it takes to keep up with modern America? Join Peter Sagal, host of NPR’s Wait Wait… Don’t Tell Me! as he hits the road to find out. Traveling across the country by motorcycle, Sagal is in search of where the U.S. Constitution lives, how it works and how it doesn’t… how it unites us as a nation and how it has nearly torn us apart.
We'll also take an online road trip to Ken's Cedar Keyside DIner in Cedar Key, Florida.
Check out Those Diner and Motorcycle Guys website