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  • 00:31

    Historical Fiction with Sam Hall

    in Current Events

    Daughter of the Cimmaron is Sam Hall's debut novel. With more than 30 years of writing experience, Sam has masterfully created a story from The Great Depression and Dust Bowl years. Life was hard during that era, but not everyone moved away. Some stayed. Sam will be talking about his book and so much more. Please invite a friend, grab a plate of chips and salsa, and join Maxine and Jeannie as we talk with Sam.

  • 00:11

    To Look on Death No More by Leta Serafim: Historical Novel Set in 1943 Greece

    in Books

    In autumn of 1943, a lone allied soldier parachutes into Greece. His stated goal: to build an airstrip for the British. Brendon O'Malley is an Irishman, and he soon discovers that fighting the Nazis is not the same as embracing the British, who have seriously misled him about his mission.  


    Review


    The Devil Takes Half: (Starred Review) "Serafim's dense prose is perfect for lovers of literary and scholarly mysteries. Her plotting is methodical and traditional, with subtle nods to Sherlock Holmes, Greek mythology, and historical events." --Library Journal


    About the Author


    Leta Serafim is the author of the Greek Islands Mystery series, published by the Coffeetown Press, as well as the historical novel, To Look on Death No More. She has visited over twenty-five islands in Greece and continues to divide her time between Boston and Greece. You can find her online at letaserafim.com  


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  • 00:58

    Talk with historical fiction writer, Ed Protzel

    in Spirituality

    Ed earned his master’s degrees in English literature/creative writing from the University of Missouri-St. Louis and his bachelor's in English at the University of Hawaii-West Oahu.


    Ed had a dual career for over twenty years, working as an investments advisory manager for Fortune 100 firms, including Well Fargo Advisors, Met Life, and Merrill Lynch, while writing screenplays and novels. He was a whistleblower against a corrupt commodities futures brokerage in a case documented in the Wall Street Journal.


    Ed’s expertise as a novelist and screenwriter is in the American tragicomedy movement (Faulkner, Twain, Tennessee Williams, Flannery O'Connor), science fiction, Shakespeare, and a variety of historical periods, including World War II, the American Civil War, and Fourteenth Century Europe.


    The final two novels of The Lies that Bind trilogy include the same major characters as the original: Honor Among Outcasts, set in Missouri during the transition from the Civil War to a violent reconstruction, and Something in Madness, set in California as Durksen and Antoinette become the tumultuous state’s embattled first couple.


    Ed’s other novel-in-progress is The Antiquities Dealer, a genre-stretching, ostensible mystery/thriller about a Jewish gallery owner drawn by his former lover into a scheme to clone the great minds of history—purportedly beginning with Jesus Christ. Millennial religion, futuristic biotechnology, and human evolution collide in a cauldron peopled by a TV evangelist, a former NFL tackle, Middle East conspiracies, and radicals of major religions.


    Ed is married and lives in St. Louis, where he writes full time and teaches college English. 

  • 01:44

    Employment Law & Historical Fiction

    in Business

    Join Nancy Reid & Lisa D. Smith – publishers of Big Blend Radio & TV Magazine, for Big Blend Radio’s Success Express show, airing live online from the historic Coronado Motor Hotel in Yuma, Arizona, the headquarters for the BIg Blend Spirit of America Tour of all 407+ National Park units..
    On This Episode:
    - Historic California Employment Lawsuits with Ward Heinrichs Esq., partner at Backstrom & Heinrichs Attorneys at Law in San Diego, CA.
    - Success in Writing & Publishing Historical Fiction with Lynn Wiese Sneyd ‘The Book Biz Whiz’, owner of LWS Literary Services.

  • 00:30

    EP216 Historical Pirate Fiction Author Ozgur Sahin joins Kori on the Back Porch

    in Books

    Ozgur K. Sahin is an award-winning independent author and life coach currently living in Minnesota. He has a background in astrophysics, consciousness development, and history.  He is currently editing the second book in his Brethren of the Spanish Main historical pirate fiction series, and has written and blogged about narcissism and personal/social development.


    The Wrath of Brotherhood


    After learning of his sister’s death at the hands of pirates, successful merchant Captain Roy Toppings sails to the Caribbean on a misguided mission of vengeance against the man who failed to protect her: her Spanish widower, Pablo Francisco.


    In the climate of the Restoration-era Caribbean colonies, where scheming and stealth could yield a prize as readily as boldness and firepower, Roy's vendetta lands him and his small but talented privateer crew in the middle of political intrigue and a deadly invasion in the West Indies as the nations of Europe struggle to consolidate power in anticipation of new monarchs in England and France.


    When Spain prepares a strike that could jeopardize all other commercial interests in the Caribbean, Roy must risk losing his chance at vengeance to fight for his nation and his fellow Brethren of the Coast.

  • 00:30

    EP208 Historical Thriller Author P. Sinclair Joins Kori on the Back Porch

    in Writing

    US born P. Sinclair graduated with a degree in History before spending the early 1970s traveling around the countries he had studied, including Lebanon, Syria, and Jordon where he observed the culture and landscape; he also witnessed first-hand the rising social unrest amidst the growing refugee camps. Today, Sinclair is retired and living with his wife on the outskirts of Paris, France. Descent Into Paradise by P. Sinclair (published by Clink Street Publishing $15.50 paperback, $8.00 ebook) will be available September 22nd to buy online from retailers including amazon.co.uk and can be ordered at all good bookstores.


    ABOUT THE BOOK:


    Thrust into a vortex of violence, a beautiful Mossad assassin, an American special forces operative, and a Palestinian freedom fighter find themselves torn between loyalty and love in this insightful historical thriller, which exposes the origin of the Arab Israeli conflict and the Islamic fundamentalist ascent to power. Israel, 1967. Caught up in the final actions of the Six Day War, Shasa, a young Palestinian girl, is the sole survivor of a brutal attack on her village. Growing up with her adopted family in Israel, and shunned by the other children in her small village, Shasa’s only true friend is another orphan named Zev. As fate would have it, both will meet again; Zev, as commander of Israel’s most elite special forces unit and Shasa, one of Mossad’s most accomplished operatives.

  • 00:31

    EP206 Historical Fiction Author Liza Perrat Joins Kori on the Back Porch

    in Writing

    Liza grew up in Wollongong, Australia, where she worked as a general nurse and midwife for fifteen years. When she met her French husband on a Bangkok bus, she moved to France, where she has been living with her husband and three children for twenty years. She works part-time as a French-English medical translator, and as a novelist. Her articles on French culture and tradition have been published in international magazines.  Spirit of Lost Angels is the first in her French historical trilogy, The Bone Angel Series. The second – Wolfsangel – was published in October, 2013, and the third, Blood Rose Angel, will be published in November, 2015. She is a founding member of the author collective, Triskele Books and reviews books for BookMuse.


    About the book:


    1348. A bone-sculpted angel and the woman who wears it––heretic, Devil’s servant, saint. 
    Midwife Héloïse has always known that her bastard status threatens her standing in the French village of Lucie-sur-Vionne. Yet her midwifery and healing skills have gained the people’s respect, and she has won the heart of the handsome Raoul Stonemason. The future looks hopeful. Until the Black Death sweeps into France. 

    Terrified that Héloïse will bring the pestilence into their cottage, Raoul forbids her to treat its victims. Amidst the grief and hysteria, the villagers searching for a scapegoat, Héloïse must choose: preserve her marriage, or honour the oath she swore on her dead mother’s soul? And even as she places her faith in the protective powers of her angel talisman, she must prove she’s no Devil’s servant, her talisman no evil charm. 

    Héloïse, with all her tragedies and triumphs, celebrates the birth of modern medicine, midwifery and thinking in late medieval times. 

  • 00:20

    George Taylor,Historical novels

    in Books

    Historical novels provide us with information, drama, interesting settings and fascinating characters.  Not to mention, that we actually can learn something of actual events.  In this podcast, I examine and play samples from two of the historical novels which I have recorded.  From the days of the founding of our country, we’ll ask the question, “Would you sign?” from theDeclaration of Independence Series.  From the troubled Civil War era, we’ll watch the surprising actions of a sutler in Murray Pura’s series, Let Freedom Ring. 

  • 01:02

    Historical Mystery Author Jeri Westerson on It's A Mystery to Me

    in Books

    Historical Mystery Author Jeri Westerson stops by It’s A Mystery to Me with Stacy Verdick Case to discuss her Crispin Guest series. The next book in the Crispin Guest series , THE SILENCE OF STONES, will be released first in the UK in November of this year, and then in the US March of 2016.


    Jeri was nominated for Macavity Award, a Shamus Award for Best First Mystery, and her book was the first medieval mystery to be nominated for this PI award given by the Private Eye Writers of America.


    Signing up for Jeri’s newsletter gets you access to contests and giveaways for books and medievally gifts. You can sign up by clicking on the shield on her website. http://www.jeriwesterson.com/ 


    This is a trademarked, copyrighted podcast solely owned  by the Authors on the Air Global Radio Network LLC. See us at http://www.authorsontheair.com, like us at http://facebook.com/authorsontheair or send a Tweet to @authorsontheair. 


    Learn more about your host Stacy Verdick Case on Twitter, Facebook, or her website www.StacyVerdickCase.com

  • 00:59

    Historical mystery writer Kay Kendall is LIVE on Authors on the Air

    in Books

    Kay Kendall is a long-time fan of historical novels and now writes atmospheric mysteries that capture the spirit and turbulence of the sixties. A reformed PR executive who won international awards for her projects, Kay lives in Texas with her Canadian husband, three house rabbits, and spaniel Wills. Terribly allergic to her bunnies, she loves them anyway! Her book titles show she's a Bob Dylan buff too. RAINY DAY WOMEN published on July 7--the second in her Austin Starr Mystery series.  She says, "In my mystery series featuring Austin Starr, amateur sleuth, I explore what life was like for a typical young woman--not a headline maker, not a Hanoi Jane or Angela Davis, but a moderate who nonetheless got swept up by history's tides during the turbulent sixties. All that turmoil lends itself to drama, intrigue, and murder."  For more visit http://kaykendallauthor.com.


    This is a trademarked, copyrighted podcast solely owned by the Authors on the Air Global Radio Network LLC. Find us on all the social media site and send us a Tweet @authorsontheair or @PamStackHost.


     

  • 00:59

    Historical Step Streets of St. Thomas Served Limitless Numbers of Pedestrians

    in Culture

    The Step Street Project of the St. Thomas Historical Trust has the objective of raising public awareness as to the historical value and uniqueness of Charlotte Amalie’s 45 step streets, and to initiate and coordinate programs to renovate, restore and maintain these valuable historical and cultural objects as present day working infrastructure, of benefit to the community.


    Over the years many of these step streets, although used daily by hundreds of Virgin Islanders on their way to school, work, and their personal business, have been allowed to run down and in some cases are severely decayed due to neglect and lack of maintenance. On the other hand those step streets that have been kept up such as the well known “99 steps” are a source of pride in their community and are well known island wide. These few examples also serve as a model as to what may be achieved by beautification and restoration of these fine examples of our public architectural heritage.


    The intention of the St Thomas Historical Trust is to partner with the various communities and community organizations and on a phased basis restore, renovate and beautify about 3 to 5 step streets per year. In the first round of restorations we will be partnering with “My Brothers Workshop”, MBW. They have been working with at risk young men and women in the community by teaching them building and construction skills. MBW have been active in restoring a number of historical buildings will training the youngsters in construction and social work skills.


    The restoration process being contemplated will replace broken bricks, archways and entrance columns, ensuring compliance to the historical specifications. ~ Courtesy of the St. Thomas Historical Trust