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What is BITS? We start with the varied definitions of bit. A bit can be a small portion, degree, or amount such as a bit of lint; a bit of luck. On the other hand a bit can be a brief amount of time, a moment as in Wait a bit. Or how about a short scene or episode in a theatrical performance? Or a bit part? Keeping with our theatrical theme, a bit can be an entertainment routine given regularly by a performer; an act. Let’s take our definition of bit further. A bit can be the sharp part of a tool, such as the cutting edge of a knife or ax or a particular kind of action, situation, or behavior as in I got tired of the macho bit. How about a matter being considered as in What's this bit about inflation? The Brits consider a bit a small coin: a three penny bit. BITS for our purposes are an amalgamation of all and is about our bit to contribute and share by bringing you a bit of knowledge as information and entertainment, and as a matter to be considered. So have a listen to our brief, daily dose of BITS where a little knowledge goes a long way brought to you by the artist of communication Halli Casser-Jayne, host of The Halli Casser-Jayne Show, For more information visit Halli Casser-Jayne dot com.
Thriller novelist James Hankins steps behind the microphone at Authors on the Air to interview his friend, thriller novelist Daniel Palmer, author and son of the late, great Michael Palmer. Daniel Palmer spent a decade as an e-commerce pioneer helping to build first generation websites for Barnes & Noble and other popular brands. An experienced musician and songwriter, Daniel has recorded two CDs and licensed his songs for commercial use. Daniel's co-written two short stories for the trade organization International Thriller Writers, which were published in Thriller (edited by James Patterson) and First Thrills (edited by Lee Child). Daniel's novels of domestic suspense frequently explore the hidden dangers and vulnerabilities of an increasingly tech-centric world. He holds a master's degree in mass communications from Boston University, and currently resides in New Hampshire with his wife and two children.
All four of James Hankins' books (SHADY CROSS, BROTHERS AND BONES, JACK OF SPADES, and DRAWN) spent time in the Kindle Top 100 and became Amazon #1 bestsellers, while BROTHERS received a coveted starred review from Kirkus Reviews and was named to their list of Best Books of 2013. James lives with his wife and twin sons just north of Boston.
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Join Joshua Graham as he welcomes NY Times bestselling author Steve Berry. They'll be talking about his most recent thriller THE PATRIOT THREAT.
Leon Opio is originally from Brooklyn, NY but has spent the last 12 years in Delaware where he resides with his loving and supportive wife Tabitha and their two daughters, Alexis and Arlene.
Leon began his writing journey five years ago and enjoys writing horror and suspense stories. He also writes young adult stories; especially those that tackle issues such as bullying and teen suicide.
His first published book is entitled Vengeance is Mine, a suspense/thriller that will keep readers guessing and on the edge of their seats. Expect a sequal to come soon!
Leon next published the children's book Joy's Great Zoo Adventure, a story of a young orphan girl who learns that you don't need to be blood to be family.
Leon has also published a young adult novel, Mr. Nimbus and the School Bullies, an anti-bullying tale.
You can see more about Leon Opio, his books, charities and causes he supports, and so much more on his Facebook page.
As you all probablly know by now, B.B. King has moved on. He was 89 years of age, but made decades of years of contribution to music and in inspiring upcoming, and current musicians. From humble beginnings, and life obstacles he was able to master his guitar and craft his vocal to total world acceptance. You will hear a feature on Bobby Bland, who B.B. toured with often, and you will hear music from the Rolling Stones, Jimi Hendryx, Bruno Mars & The Artist formerly known as PRINCE, as he mentioned opening up for the Rolling Stones, meeting Jimi Hendryx and playing with him, and liking Purple Rain. Of the years B.B. King performed, you know he had to rub elbows with a lot of other greats, learning from them, contributing to them, making his ICON in the music industry. THE COOL CRITICS feature his music, his words, a touch of his magical aura on the show today, May 16, 2015.
Topic: Fitting Into Your Genre
As a child, Rob Kaufman was always fascinated by the stories recited by those around him and the words used to tell them. As he got older, his need to tell his own stories grew, as did his ability to share them in exciting and captivating ways. However, he wanted to share more than just stories. His primary desire was to create characters with whom people could relate, while at the same time bringing them through a journey from which most would crumble.
His degree in Psychology was the first step toward getting beneath the surface of the people in his life. What followed was a lifelong search for what makes people tick - what forces them to become evil when deep down in their heart of hearts, they are yearning for love. Rob's characters walk this search with him, deep into the human psyche, creating psychological thrillers from every day events.
Rob's first book "In the Shadow of Stone" continues to receive great praise and is selling well in both electronic and paperback formats. His current book, "One Last Lie" is much darker than his first, with characters who hold bits and pieces of strangers he's known, friends he's had and lunatics he's only read about.
"This book hits home for me," says Rob, who has been with his partner for 25 years. "There were a few pages that made me laugh out loud as I wrote them... and many that made me cry. And the great thing is, I'm finding that many readers of this book are experiencing the same emotions."
Through social and other media, Rob hopes to get "One Last Lie" into the hands of millions, so that they, too, can experience the ups, downs, twists, turns and final tragedy that has helped make this book a Five-Star contender.
Author Website: http://authorrobkaufman.com/
On Tuesday night, The Minnesota Timberwolves won the NBA Draft Lottery and the #1 pick in the 2015 draft. The New York Knicks, with the second-best odds for the #1 pick, fell two spots to #4. The Philadelphia 76ers will pick third, the Los Angeles Lakers second. Is it time to do away with the current lottery system that encourages weak teams to "tank" for higher picks? There are some alternatives worth serious consideration. The Chicago Blackhawks and Anaheim Ducks played an instant classic Game 2 of their Western Conference Finals series with the Hawks getting the win in triple overtime. After such an immense effort from both teams, how will each respond in Game 3? I've got the keys to the game. All this plus your phone calls at (347) 327-9183!
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Jack Thomas Smith made his feature film-directing debut with the psychological thriller “Disorder.” He was also the writer and producer of that film. “Disorder” was released on DVD by Universal/Vivendi and New Light Entertainment. It was released on Pay-Per-View and Video-On-Demand by Warner Brothers. Overseas, it screened at the Cannes Film Festival and the Raindance Film Festival in London. Curb Entertainment represented “Disorder” for foreign sales and secured distribution deals around the world.
Born in 1969 in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, Smith lived there until he was eight when his family relocated to a quiet island community in Michigan, which would later serve as the inspiration for his upcoming film “In the Dark.” He began to write at a very young age after reading the Stephen King novels “Salem’s Lot” and “The Shining.” By the time he was eleven, he had written a 300-page novel and a number of short stories.
Smith’s family moved to Sparta, New Jersey when he was a teenager. It was there in that middle-class town that he discovered the films of George A. Romero, Stanley Kubrick, Brian DePalma, and John Carpenter. Inspired to make movies, he wrote and directed a handful of short films that were shot on Super 8mm and starred his brother and friends in all of the roles.
Suspense Radio is pleased to bring you three great authors today in this 90 minute show.
John Papernick: The Book of Stone
Jonathan Papernick's The Book of Stone is a psychological thriller with a complex soul. In the tradition of writers like Robert Stone and Ian McEwan, he describes the quest to save oneself by redeeming history, and the perilous consequences that arise from confusing the two tasks. It's a harrowing, distinguished book.
John Connell: Ruins of War
A chilling novel of murder and madness in post-World War II Germany…
Winter 1945. Seven months after the Nazi defeat, Munich is in ruins. Mason Collins—a former Chicago homicide detective, U.S. soldier, and prisoner of war—is now a U.S. Army criminal investigator in the American Zone of Occupation. It’s his job to enforce the law in a place where order has been obliterated. And his job just became much more dangerous.
Allan Topol: The Washington Lawyer
My eleventh novel, The Washington Lawyer, is a fast-paced political thriller. I have taken a one book interlude from Craig Page to delve into Washington intrigue.
In the high-stakes world of Washington politics, hot shot lawyer Andrew Martin is being put to the test. When long-time friend Senator Wesley Jasper calls, it's with explosive news-a sex tryst at Martin's beach house in Anguilla has gone awry and former model Vanessa Boyd is dead. Just how far will Martin go to secure the Chief Justice nomination he's built his entire career on?