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  • 00:31

    JCS, Graphic Novelist of Six Novels

    in Writing

    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.

  • 00:44


    in Education


    ST. Louis University Professor Jennifer Buehler and University of Central Florida's Jeff Kaplan are our guests

    www.ncte.org  @ncte

    Presented by The Great Books Foundation

    www.greatbooks.org @greatbooksfnd

  • 00:59

    Graphic Policy Radio: Politics and Comics of the Multiverses

    in Pop Culture

    This Monday is a brand new episode of Graphic Policy Radio. With no guest this week, we have a much overdue potluck where we'll discuss some of the latest comic news and reviews.

    Batman #44 is an interesting change for the character. We'll discuss the issue taking on some relevant societal issues

    More news of creators being bad broke out. We discuss the persistent harassment in the comic industry, the protection of these individuals, and what can be done.

    This past weekend was Small Press Expo. We talk about one of the best independent and small press comic conventions out there.

    We'll discuss the above and more! We want to hear from you. Tweet us your thoughts @graphicpolicy

  • 01:08

    Graphic Policy Radio: New York Comic Con Pre-Show

    in Pop Culture

    Graphic Policy Radio is LIVE this Monday and discussing this week's New York Comic Con as well as well as discuss the first round of comics being released for All-New, All-Different Marvel.

    New York Comic Con is the largest comic convention on the East coast, and there's tons of panels, debuts, and New York Super Week too! We'll discuss what we're looking forward to at the convention, what we might expect to happen, and what we'll be looking for.

    This week also sees the release of the first comics for All-New, All-Different Marvel. We'll talk about what's being released and what we think of the upcoming releases.

    We want to hear what you think too! Tweet us your thoughts @graphicpolicy

  • 01:22

    Graphic Policy Radio: All-New, All-Different Grayson and Constantine

    in Pop Culture

    This Monday is a brand new episode of Graphic Policy Radio, the show that mixes comics and politics. This Monday we discuss some of the latest comic news and releases!

    On tap for this Monday we'll be discussing:

    Marvel has made more and more announcements with their All-New, All-Different relaunch/revamp which begins soon! We'll discuss some of the latest news and series announced.
    DC Comics has had some interesting and fun releases lately. We discuss two of them. This week we'll be chatting the latest issues of Constantine the Hellblazer and Grayson.

    We want to hear from you too! Tweet us your thoughts @graphicpolicy

  • 01:24

    Graphic Policy Radio with guest Bryan Edward Hill

    in Pop Culture

    This Monday is a brand new episode of Graphic Policy Radio and we're welcoming our first time guest Bryan Edward Hill to the show!

    Bryan is a writer for both comics and films. He currently writes Postal for Image Comics/Top Cow Productions as well as the upcoming Romulus. He was also recently brought on board as the story editor for Top Cow. You can follow him through Tumblr or Twitter.

    We want to hear what questions you have too! Tweet them to us @graphicpolicy and we'll ask them live on the air.

  • 01:34

    Graphic Policy Radio: Politics and Comics of the Multiverses

    in Pop Culture

    This Monday is a brand new episode of Graphic Policy Radio the show that mixes comic and politics. It's a potluck Monday, and we'll be discussing a wide ranging amount of news and reviews in the comic industry.

    After a few weeks of awesome guests, we'll be catching up to discuss some of our favorite, and not so favorite, releases over the past month!

    Some of the comics we'll be discussing is the newest volume of Phonogram, and the latest issue of Constantine!

    But, that's not all that's on tap. Just tune in and find out what else is on the agenda.

    We also want to hear from you! Tweet us your thoughts @graphicpolicy.

  • 01:43

    Graphic Policy Radio with Guest Jeremy Whitley

    in Pop Culture

    This Wednesday is a brand new episode of Graphic Policy Radio with returning guest Jeremy Whitley. Jeremy has two comics releasing this week, his creator owned series from Action Lab Entertainment Princeless: Raven, The Pirate Princess #2 and Secret Wars: Secret Love #1 from Marvel. We'll discuss those two releases and so much more!

    Jeremy Whitley is the creator of the original comic series Princeless, Illegal, and The Order of Dagonet. His work has been nominated for two Eisner Awards, Five Glyph Awards, and numerous other honors. In addition to his original creations, he has also been a regular writer for IDW's My Little Pony: Friendship is Magic and My Little Pony: Friends Forever series as well as Action Lab's NFL Rush Zone and GlobWorld comic series.

    Jeremy has been at the forefront of changing trends in the comic industry, and a leader for diversity in both creators and characters.

    We want to hear your questions too! You can Tweet us your questions @graphicpolicy.

  • 01:54

    Graphic Policy Radio with Guest Genevieve Valentine

    in Pop Culture

    This Monday is a brand new episode of Graphic Policy Radio with first time guest Genevieve Valentine.

    Genevieve Valentine is a science fiction and fantasy writer. In 2014 she took over as the writer for DC Comics' Catwoman, sending Selina Kyle in a whole new direction as a key player in Gotham's mob family. The latest issue hits shelves this week. Her first novel, Mechanique: A tale of the Circus Tresaulti, won the Crawford Award for a first fantasy novel, and was shortlisted for the Nebula.

    Joining us in welcoming Genevieve to the show is frequent guest and cohost Emma Houxbois. Emma is the Comics Editor for The Rainbow Hub and co-host of weekly comics podcast Fantheon!

    We also want your questions! You can Tweet them to us @graphicpolicy before or during the show.

  • Episode 21 w/ Vivek Tiwary - Graphic Novelist and Screenwriter [The 5th Beatle]

    in Jobs

    So you're a writer, huh? Or you want write a book? Or a stage play? Or a screenplay? This week I talk to Vivek Tiwary - #1 New York Times bestselling author, graphic novelist, and screenwriter of The 5th Beatle: The Brian Epstein Story. The Fifth Beatle is the untold true story of Brian Epstein, the visionary manager who discovered and guided The Beatles-from their gigs in a tiny cellar in Liverpool to unprecedented international stardom. Vivek will talk to us about how he got started as a writer, what the process is like, and what goes in to writing books and films. You definitely won't want to miss it, so check it out!

  • 01:18

    Graphic Policy Radio with Guest Steve Orlando

    in Pop Culture

    This Thursday is a special episode of Graphic Policy Radio with writer Steve Orlando. Steve is returning to the show to discuss his new series from Image Comics,Virgil!

    Undertow and Midnighter writer Steve Orlando and Murder Book artist JD Faith present a brand new, “queersploitation” graphic novel on the streets of Jamaica in,Virgil, in stores this September 2015. 

    Betrayed, beaten, and banished by his own, an outed cop fights his way across Jamaica for revenge.

    This is a Foxy Brown-style revenge action with a new face and new fists. Holding his gun and his badge, Virgil thought he was safe in the police force, hiding who he is. But when his own brothers on the force out him in the papers, it doesn’t bring him down. It sets him free! Now, he’s out for revenge. And he’s not leaving town without his man, and some blood on his hands.

    We'll talk to Steve about the upcoming book as well as the Kickstarter that it spun out from.

    We also want your questions too! Tweet them to us @graphicpolicy.

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