• 01:05

    Indie Books Show #66 (Mary Barr)

    in Books

    Tune in and join me as I welcome this week's guest. 
    Author Mary Barr joins me this week to talk about her books.  We'll discuss her novellas, novels & juvenile fiction titles.
    From her novella The Publisher:
    Each day with trust and good faith we send our beloved children off to school. We assume they arrive safely, enjoy time with their friends and learn their lessons. We think we know where they are and who they’re with. But life can change in a heartbeat, so can circumstances, places and people and, as a result we never remain the same. Change is often good, sometimes bad, but always constant. The Publisher takes you into the lives of the Smelt family. Joe, Suzanne and their two children, six year old Libby and thirteen year old Connor.
    It is a normal school day just like any other, until Joe – the publisher – begins reading a manuscripts. In the manuscript he learns that his children are not at school. They have been kidnapped and are being held hostage until the ransom is paid. Each detail of what he must do is precisely laid out as another page of the manuscript unfolds. Suzanne has done someone wrong and, if she can right the situation her children will go free, if not, they will die. And so, they sit and wait for the knock on the door and the next installment of the manuscript that holds within its pages their children’s fate.
    For more information about Mary Barr and her books:
    http://www.mary-barr.com
    http://www.amazon.com/Mary-Barr/e/B0078PTGIC

  • 00:34

    WebbWeaver Books Proudly Presents: Author Nick Hunt

    in Books

    http://nickhuntscrutiny.com 


    Walking the Woods and the Water: In Patrick Leigh Fermor's footsteps from the Hook of Holland to the Golden Horn:


      In 1933, the eighteen-year-old Patrick Leigh Fermor set out in a pair of hobnailed boots to chance and charm his way across Europe, "like a tramp, a pilgrim, or a wandering scholar." The books he later wrote about this walk, A Time of Gifts, Between the Woods and the Water, and the posthumous The Broken Road are a half-remembered, half-reimagined journey through cultures now extinct, landscapes irrevocably altered by the traumas of the twentieth century.


      Aged eighteen, Nick Hunt read A Time of Gifts and dreamed of following in Fermor's footsteps. In 2011 he began his own "great trudge"—on foot all the way to Istanbul. He walked across eight countries, following two major rivers and crossing three mountain ranges. With only Fermor's books to guide him, he trekked some 2,500 miles through Holland, Germany, Austria, Slovakia, Hungary, Romania, Bulgaria and Turkey.


      His aim? To have an old-fashioned adventure. To slow down and linger in a world where we pass by so much, so fast. To discover for himself what remained of hospitality, kindness to strangers, freedom, wildness, adventure, the mysterious, the unknown, the deeper currents of myth and story that still flow beneath Europe's surface.                   

  • 01:06

    Indie Books Show #65 (Gary Reilly)

    in Books

    Tune in and join me as I welcome this week's guests.
    This week, I'll be doing my first posthumous interview.  No, I won't be speaking to the author from the other side (that's another blogtalk radio category).  I will be interviewing two gentlemen who knew Gary Reilly very well in life and were given the approval to seek publication for his books after his death.
    When he was alive, Gary Reilly devoted his life to perfecting his writing - not seeking agent or publishers. He posthumously gave his books into the hands of Mike Keefe, a retired political cartoonist and Pulitzer Prize winner, and Mark Stevens, a former journalist and acclaimed author in Colorado, for publishing. 
    Of the first five titles – “The Asphalt Warrior,” “Ticket to Hollywood,” “The Heart of Darkness Club,” “Home for the Holidays” and “Doctor Lovebeads” – two hit No. 1 on the Denver area bestsellers list and two have been nominated for the Colorado Book Award.
    Tune in Friday at11AM EST or listen to the archive.
    For more information about Gary Reilly and his books:
    http://www.amazon.com/Gary-Reilly/e/B0085XDK1U
    http://theasphaltwarrior.com/
    https://www.goodreads.com/author/show/5814651.Gary_Reilly

  • 00:31

    Black Town Books: Color of the Land

    in Education

    Discussion of David Chang's Color of the Land: Race, Nation, and the Politics of Land Ownership, 1832 - 1929 (2010) by Professor Rhonda Ragsdale and D. ED. Smith, Jr. of the Black Towns Project.

  • Webbweaver Books Proudly Presents: Author Gary Starta

    in Books

    Blood Web: Caitlin Diggs Series #1:


    FBI Special Agent Caitlin Diggs faces a paranormal killer when a crystal takes over a teen and leads her on a chase across the country. Empowering the teen with supernatural abilities, the crystal exacts revenge on descendants of soldiers responsible for the Sand Creek Massacre but it also has a taste for neurotransmitter serotonin which it needs from humans to continue its consciousness.
    Agent Diggs is the only FBI agent in the bureau to consider extreme possibilities and surmises the teen has a means to track his victims via DNA.
    A heart pounding cat and mouse game ensues as Diggs attempts to fool the teen she is his next victim but as she plays with fire, a former military man begins to see the crystal as the perfect ingredient for a mind control weapon. Because the crystal possesses sentience it can counter Diggs' plan for its demise and possibly exert mind control over her as well.
    Can Diggs stop this biological internet from taking more victims, becoming a tool for mass mind control and resist the lure of its blood web?

  • 02:46

    Negative and Racist Black Stereotypes

    in Culture

    Please join us Sunday 10AM CST/11AM EST as we discuss negative, racist black stereotypes and the people who perpetuate them.


    We will discuss the brilliant article written by Raina in depth.



    Why is it acceptable in the secular community when negative stereotypes and caricatures of the black community (religious and otherwise) are presented to them?
    Is it acceptable if black atheists perpetuate the stereotypes while attempting to pathologize the community that they claim that they want to help?
    Is speaking at all white conferences considered activism nowadays?
    Are black atheists silence on issues of racism, social justice, sexism, etc. being purchased with the promises of speaking engagements, etc.?
    This and more on Sunday.


    Dial into the show 310-982-4273 and press 1 to speak with the hosts.  You can also Skype into the show.

  • 02:00

    The BOOK SHOW is finally here. The Black Geeks talk about book and more.

    in Entertainment

    Tonight Black Geeks talk about the multitude of books that they consume on an annual basis. Well... all expect for one of the Black Geeks. Maybe the other Geeks and show our non-reading Brother, the joy of the literary experience. 

  • 01:35

    Lives in the (Balance Sheet) - Black Friday & WalMart Wages

    in Politics Progressive

    Opening theme:  "It's a Crime to tell the truth" by Tom Neilson  (our guest on 11/21/14)


    Tonite's program:  What's it like to live in a household dependant upon WalMart wages. 


    We'll hear from Jodda, who lives in one such household.


    We'll listen to and discuss "WalMart" by singer/songwriter David Rovics.  Singer/songwriter Ben Grosscup performs "WalMart Sells" and (hopefully) we'll have an update from one or more activist/political organizations which demand living wages and who demonstrated on this Black Friday.Including Tom Bias from the NJ Industrial Union Council, $15Now NJ and the (democratic) Socialist Party of the United States.


    Our closing theme, "For the 99" by singer/songwriter Jim Clerico (Sandkickin' Music on You Tube)


     

  • 01:30
  • 00:38

    WebbWeaver Books Proudly Presents: Author Bill Merten

    in Books

    AN IMPOSITION:


      Henry Cross made a mistake; in fact he made two. The first was to spy for the Soviet Union inside a top-secret U.S. Department of Energy nuclear weapons laboratory. The second was to get caught. When the KGB finds out Henry Cross is a defector, it orders a second mole at Monroe Laboratory to kill Cross in a conspicuous manner. Other KGB agents need to be reminded that disloyalty will not be tolerated. Upon discovery of the murder, the DOE, FBI, and Monroe security conclude that another spy is operating at the site. Not wanting to reveal its intelligence to the mole or create a media circus at a top-secret lab, DOE covers up the murder.
       Into this situation walks Ed Cotter, a newly recruited cold warrior. In a world where hyper-enforced federal regulations and their unintended consequences are the norm, Ed proves himself to be a positive addition to the staff. But one of his colleagues, Curtis Judd, is less than thrilled. Judd provokes Cotter in not so subtle ways, letting him know that he isn’t welcome at Monroe. But Ed Cotter isn’t leaving. In the meantime, the hunt for the spy continues, and Cotter gets drawn into it.
    An Imposition is the first in a series of books based on events at the Department of Energy’s top-secret Monroe nuclear weapons laboratory during the boom years of the Reagan administration.

  • 00:46

    WebbWeaver Books Publisher Spotlight: Chase Enterprises Publishing

    in Books

    WEBBWEAVER BOOKS


    Publisher Spotlight:


    CHASE ENTERPRISES PUBLISHING


    Clayton C Bye

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