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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. 

  • 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.

  • 00:31

    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. 

  • 00:11

    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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  • Historical Fiction Author Patricia Kullberg Joins Kori on the Back Porch

    in Writing

    A family physician, Patricia Kullberg, MD, MPH, devoted her career to serving persons living with physical, mental and addiction disorders at a clinic for the homeless. She has written many award-winning articles about health and medicine, but Girl in the River is her first novel. Kullberg and her husband live in Portland, Oregon, where she facilitates writing workshops for marginalized women and tends a large garden.


    Book blurb:


    On the eve of World War II, Portland, Oregon, battles corruption as the city falls into the hands of gangsters. Newly orphaned, Mae Rose wanders the rain-stained streets alone, on the lam from a knife-wielding pimp and mustering her own worst impulses to survive. As Mae rises to power in Portland’s gritty sex industry, she’s pursued by a district attorney who seeks to snare her for more personal reasons.  In the city’s smoky nightspots, the glamorous Dr. Ruth Barnett turns heads, but by day she operates a wildly successful abortion service. At war’s end, both Mae and Ruth are caught in the crosshairs of Portland’s anti-vice crusade. The women’s survival, as well as any chance at lasting love, depends on their allegiance to each other and their abilities to outsmart the cops and politicians who no longer protect them.


     

  • 01:00

    HISTORICAL FICTION AUTHORS PAM JENOFF & JAMES MACMANUS

    in Entertainment

    Wednesday, December 3, 3 pm ET, The Halli Casser-Jayne Show is taking a look at World War II through the eyes of two well-known writers of historical novels, the award-winning author Pam Jenoff and James MacManus.


    Pam Jenoff has written several novels, including the Quill Award nominee, THE KOMMANDANT’S GIRL. Jenoff is a graduate of George Washington University, Cambridge and Penn Law. She served as the special assistant to the Secretary of the Army. In 1996, after moving over from the Pentagon to the State Department, she was assigned to the U.S. Consulate in Krakow, Poland where she developed an expertise in Polish-Jewish relations and the Holocaust. THE WINTER GUEST is her latest book, the story of twin sisters fighting for survival in Nazi occupied Poland and the mysterious American pilot that lands on their doorstep.


    London born James MacManus was educated at Westminster School and graduated from St. Andrews University.  He has worked for the Daily Express and the Guardian first as a reporter and then as a foreign correspondent. He moved to The Times where he serves as Managing Director of the Times Literary Supplement. He is the author of several novels including BLACK VENUS and OCEAN DEVIL made into a film starring Jonathan Rhys Meyers. His latest book SLEEP IN PEACE TONIGHT takes place in 1941 London, and brings to life the tale of Harry Hopkins, the adviser to Franklin D. Roosevelt dispatched to London on the eve of the Second World War and the history-making relationship he forms with Britain’s Prime Minister Winston Churchill. 


    History, romance, World War II with respected authors Pam Jenoff and James MacManus on The Halli Casser-Jayne Show, Talk Radio for Fine Minds, Wednesday, December 3, 3 pm ET. For more information visit Halli Casser-Jayne dot com. 

  • 01:03

    The Speculative Fiction Cantina with Max Salnikov and Allaina Daniels

    in Books

    The Speculative Fiction Cantina: your weekly hypodermic injection of science fiction, fantasy, horror, alternate history, steampunk, and things weird and wonderful in the world of books and writers. We ask authors the hard questions. You'll hear from writers who bend the rules and drive the narrative.  Join S. Evan Townsend on this journey over the rainbow and through the looking glass. And remember to take the red pill.


    Today's Guests are Max Salnikov and Allaina Daniels


    Max Salnikov


    Double Five: Ten Stories of Speculative Fiction


    Tyro Vogel’s Extatica


    wordcowboy.com


    Allaina Daniels


    Infinity (book one of the Xandrian Circle)


    www.AllainaDaniels.com


    More information on these authors and links to their novels is at blog.sevantownsend.com.

  • 00:46

    PHANTASTIC FICTION - THE "SHAMANIC" APPROACH TO WRITING

    in Writing

    The Writers Tricks of the Trade Show, hosted by Morgan St. James, Dennis N. Griffin and Eric James Miller is a show for writers and aspiring writers. Tips and Techniques from authors and others in publishing actively working at their careers. The hosts have years of experience and nearly 40 books in publication between them. Their guests always give new or helpful slants on a wide variety of topics.


    Tonight we welcome award-winning author Matt Pallamary, author of multiple books and 25 years of teaching dramatic writing conferences such as the Santa Barbara Writers Conference and the Southern California Writers Conference. He will share an approach he developed called "Phantastic Fiction - Shamanic Writing." In the creative fields, there is always a need to learn more to keep your work fresh. Tune into this interesting show live or listen to the archived copy.


     

  • 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.

  • 00:46

    KINGDOM REALITY:Fact vs Fiction

    in Christianity

    One of the most prevelant questions asked by those who go out to witness for Christ is "Do you know Jesus"? The problem with that is, that most of those asking the question, don't know Jesus; so they cannot adquately respond to questions or comments made by the one they are speaking to.  Kingdom Reality says we know God and that we are not able to lead others to Him without knowing Him for ourselves. Today's message will address common myths spreaded among the church. We will work to divide Fact from Fiction, using the Scriptures and some adages used traditionally in the church. Our message is delivered by the prophet Mary E. Washington, Pastor of Feed My Sheep World Evangelism located in Irving, Texas. Please support our World Evangelism Ministry by giving your gift to help us in spreading the Good News.  Thank you in advance and may God bless you in a most special way.

  • 01:09

    Author Chris Irvin stops by Authors on the Air to discuss crime fiction LIVE

    in Books

    Authors on the Air host Pam Stack welcomes crime fiction writer Chris Irvin.  Christopher Irvin has traded all hope of a good night's sleep for the chance to spend his mornings writing dark and noir fiction. He is the author of Burn Cards and Federales, as well as short stories featured in several publications, including Thuglit, Beat to a Pulp, and Shotgun Honey. His debut collection, Safe Inside the Violence, was released  November 2015 from 280 Steps. He lives in Boston, MA with his wife and two sons.  Find Chris on Facebook and here http://houseleaguefiction.com/.


    THIS BROADCAST IS LIVE AT 9PM ET at this link: http://www.blogtalkradio.com/authorsontheair/2016/01/19/author-chris-irvin-stops-by-authors-on-the-air-to-discuss-crime-fiction-live.  To chat with Chris, call 347-633-9609.


    This is a trademarked, copyrighted podcast solely owned by the Authors on the Air Global Radio Network LLC.


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