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  • Author, Miranda Parker

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    Author of The Evangeline Hunter Bounty Series, Miranda Parker, discusses her novel, "A Good Excuse to Be Bad".

  • 01:33

    INDIE REVIEW RADIO / VAL CAREY / INDIE AUTHOR HEALTH

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    Once featured on the cable television network LifeTime sharing the message of menstrual wellness, Valarie Carey is a retired New York City Police Sergeant turned entrepreneur. She is the founder of TOTM! Time Of The Month!® and author of calendar series by the same name. TOTM! Time Of The Month!® (Val’s Word! Publishing) hands out tips and advice for girls and women of all ages who menstruate. Valarie Carey often called Val, conducts TOTM! menstrual wellness workshops for teens, women, and single dads. She is a published author, most recently co-authored The Art of Activation book with Lucinda Cross. Val is a mentor and community activist in her native Brooklyn neighborhood of Bedford Stuyvesant. Having served with several national organizations including NOBLE National Organization Of Black Law Enforcement Executives and publishing a monthly local newsletter named Val’s Word!, Carey believes in community.Carey has mentored the youth at the local PAL (Police Athletic League) through Mentoring USA and currently holds a seat on the executive board of Brooklyn CARES, a local chapter of The National CARES Mentoring Movement(NCMM). Val Carey hosted a 2x weekly show TOTM! Tea Talk for nearly 3 years until October 3, 2013 when her sister Miriam Carey was shot at with her 13 month old baby in the car and tragically killed in Washington, DC by U.S. Secret Service and U.S. Capitol Police. She has since launched the campaign #YouPlus1 Until Justice is Done to have Congress conduct an independent query into the death of her sister Miriam Carey.

  • 01:29

    INDIE REVIEW RADIO/ INDIE TOURS / INDIE WORLD

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    Now more than ever independent artists thirst for an opportunity to be heard. Indie Review Radio is the catalyst to do just that. Each week the show will feature the best and greatest in the world of independent musicians artists and seasoned industry professionals. The show will include new music by indies, the latest in industry trends by seasoned industry professionals and a wealth of information for independent artists that are looking for what's next in their careers.

  • 01:31

    INDIE REVIEW RADIO/ INDIE STRONG / INDIE COMMUNITY

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    Now more than ever independent artists thirst for an opportunity to be heard. Indie Review Radio is the catalyst to do just that. Each week the show will feature the best and greatest in the world of independent musicians artists and seasoned industry professionals. The show will include new music by indies, the latest in industry trends by seasoned industry professionals and a wealth of information for independent artists that are looking for what's next in their careers.

  • 01:32

    INDIE REVIEW RADIO/ INDIE FESTIVALS / INDIE EVENTS

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    Now more than ever independent artists thirst for an opportunity to be heard. Indie Review Radio is the catalyst to do just that. Each week the show will feature the best and greatest in the world of independent musicians artists and seasoned industry professionals. The show will include new music by indies, the latest in industry trends by seasoned industry professionals and a wealth of information for independent artists that are looking for what's next in their careers.

  • 01:07

    Indie Books #87 (Dwayne Epstein)

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    Tune in and join me as I welcome this week's guest. 


    Author Dwayne Epstein joins me this week to talk about his book - Lee Marvin: Point Blank.


    The first full-length, authoritative, and detailed story of the iconic actor's life to go beyond the Hollywood scandal-sheet reporting of earlier books, this account offers an appreciation for the man and his acting career and the classic films he starred in, painting a portrait of an individual who took great risks in his acting and career. Although Lee Marvin is best known for his icy tough guy roles—such as his chilling titular villain in The Man Who Shot Liberty Valance or the paternal yet brutally realistic platoon leader in The Big Red One—very little is known of his personal life; his family background; his experiences in WWII; his relationship with his father, family, friends, wives; and his ongoing battles with alcoholism, rage, and depression, occasioned by his postwar PTSD. Now, after years of researching and compiling interviews with family members, friends, and colleagues; rare photographs; and illustrative material, Hollywood writer Dwayne Epstein provides a full understanding and appreciation of this acting titan’s place in the Hollywood pantheon in spite of his very real and human struggles.


    For more on Dwayne Epstein and his books


    http://www.amazon.com/Dwayne-Epstein/e/B00A4EDS1A


    http://pointblankbook.com/


     

  • 01:30

    INDIE REVIEW RADIO/ INDIE Business / INDIE CULTURE

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    Now more than ever independent artists thirst for an opportunity to be heard. Indie Review Radio is the catalyst to do just that. Each week the show will feature the best and greatest in the world of independent musicians artists and seasoned industry professionals. The show will include new music by indies, the latest in industry trends by seasoned industry professionals and a wealth of information for independent artists that are looking for what's next in their careers.

  • 00:54

    Indie Books #85 (Jeffrey Stayton)

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    Tune in and join me as I welcome this week's guest. 


    Author Jeffrey Stayton joins me this week to talk about his novel: This Side of the River


    Told from multiple narrators, this gritty tale takes place in the summer of 1865 after the Confederacy has collapsed. A contingent of young Civil War widows who have survived General Sherman's March to the Sea rally around a teenage, Christ-haunted Texas Ranger named Cat Harvey to travel to Ohio to burn down Sherman's home. This compelling tale explores themes of trauma, revenge, redemption, and the disorder known then as nostalgia or soldier's heart. Author Corey Mesler proclaimd This Side of the River yarn-spinning of the highest order. Stayton's narrative, which gives Confederate soldiers body servants a voice that few Civil War stories do, will burn bright long after you ve put the book down.


    For more about Jeffrey Stayton and This Side of the River:


    http://www.jeffreystayton.com


    http://www.amazon.com/This-Side-River-Jeffrey-Stayton/dp/1936946386


     


     

  • 01:00

    Indie Books #84 (Grier Cooper)

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    Tune in and join me as I welcome this week's guest. 


    Author Grier Cooper joins me this week to talk about her book: Wish, (Indigo Dreams Series Book 1)


    For Indigo Stevens, ballet classes at Miss Roberta’s ballet studio offer the stability and structure that are missing from her crazy home life. At almost 16, she hopes this is the year she will be accepted into the New York School of Ballet so she can begin her ballet dance career. First she must prove she’s ready, and that means ignoring Jesse Sanders, the cute boy with dimples who is definitely at the top of Miss Roberta’s List of Forbidden Things for Dancers.


    But Jesse is the least of Indigo’s concerns. When she discovers her mom is an alcoholic, it simultaneously explains everything and heaps more worry on Indigo’s shoulders. As her mom’s behavior becomes increasingly erratic, Indigo fights to maintain balance, protect her younger brothers from abuse, and keep her mother from going over the edge. But life with an alcoholic parent is unpredictable. When the violence at home escalates, Indigo realizes she can no longer dance around the issue. At the risk of losing everything, she must take matters into her own hands before it’s too late.


    To learn more about Grier Cooper and Wish:


    http://www.griercooper.com


    http://www.amazon.com/Wish-Indigo-Dreams-Book-1-ebook/dp/B00ODETMP8


     

  • 00:58

    Indie Books #80 (David Robert)

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    Tune in and join me as I welcome this week's guest. 


    Author David Robert joins me this week to talk about his book: Wanderlush.


    When David, a self-proclaimed anxiety-ridden introvert, convinces himself he’s dying of cancer, he invites his delightfully unpredictable, -popping, chardonnay-swilling mother on a series of international good-bye vacations. By doing so, he unwittingly opens a Pandora’s Box of hilarious and humiliating events that will test just how far they are willing to go to get a laugh.


    David knows the trips will be anything but boring because he and his mom have been causing a scene for as long as he can remember. He describes her as a cross between Bea Arthur and Karen Walker from Will and Grace, and she is notorious for bending the rules.


    But nothing can prepare him for escapades that include digging his mom out of a rain gutter in Costa Rica and being dragged across the Arabian Desert by a psychotic camel named Forrest Hump. As the vacations unfold, David discovers that although he and his mom are having the time of their life, she is ready to share a secret that will change everything.


    For more about David Robert:


    http://www.amazon.com/David-Robert/e/B00MZXUTXS


    http://www.wanderlushthebook.com/

  • 01:30

    INDIE REVIEW RADIO/ SKYY BANKS / INDIE AUTHOR

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    "A woman is the full circle. Within her is the power to create, nurture and transform.” This mantra is one that author Skyy Banks embodies. She is a native of Arkansas and a staunch advocate for HIV/AIDS awareness for women and girls. Banks is driven to educate and empower others on positive life style behaviors. She currently serves as the board chair for Aniz Inc. She enjoys reading, writing, traveling, and spending quality time with family. Using her writing as a platform, she encourages her readers to explore taboo subjects and engage in dialogue to find solutions. On any given day, Skyy is sure to be somewhere impacting lives through mentoring and other civic engagement. As a 2013 Rising in Community Excellence Award (R.I.C.E) recipient, Skyy was recognized for her work of raising awareness and empowering others in the metro Atlanta area about HIV (The Red Pump Project). The Rising in Community Excellence Award is given to individuals who exemplify professional excellence while edifying the community. RICE Award nominees are innovative and charitable visionaries who recognize the importance of their presence and contribution to the community.