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  • 00:50

    50 years of Zippy the Pinhead readied cartoonist for graphic novels! INTERVIEW

    in Pop Culture

    Today's Guest: "Zippy the Pinhead" cartoonist Bill Griffith, who reveals his late mother's sordid history in Invisible Ink: My Mother's Secret Love Affair with a Famous Cartoonist!!, a graphic novel.

    (Tech Note from Mr. Media: For some stupid reason, my audio during this interview is engulfed in static; I don't know why. The good news is that my guest, Bill Griffith, sounds and looks great. I apologize for the sound difficulties in advance.)

    BILL GRIFFITH podcast excerpt: "My mother read my work from the very beginning. It caused her quite a bit of discomfort."

    Key interview moments:

    • 8:15 Ever wonder how an adult-oriented artist such as Bill Griffith explained their work to Mom? Or how Mom, full of pride, explains it to the neighbors?;

    • 25:00 Griffith explains a bit about what his mother's lover, artist Lawrence Lariar contributed to the early days of comic books, comic strips, commercial art and mystery novels, and how he inadvertently had an impact on Griffith himself;

    • 38:50 Griffith reveals the future of his 50-yearold daily comic strip, "Zippy the Pinhead."

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  • 01:00

    Sweatpants & Novels: Murder On The Hoof

    in Books

    Sweatpants & Novels invites you to slip into something comfy, pour a cup of coffee (or someting stronger!) and join host Richard M. Simms as he chats with Kathryn O'Sullivan, author of this month's read, Murder On The Hoof. The author -- whose third book, Neighing With Fire is set to come out this spring -- will share with us how she comes up with her delightfully devilish plots, why she chose to set the series in the Outer Banks of North Carolina, and exactly how she manages to find time to write inbetween teaching and working on her award-winning Web series, THURSTON! Got questions? Give us a call. Otherwise, sit back, saddle up and enjoy the ride!

  • 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. 

  • 01:01

    Creating nightmares in novels

    in Entertainment

    Please join Author Michele E Gwynn and Jami Brumfield as they discuss horror in novels with Bella Roccaforte and Emily Walker. 

    Check out Bella Roccaforte's Amazon page here

    Check out Emily Walker's Amazon page here

    Check out Michele E Gwynn's Amazon page here

    Check out Jami Brumfield's Amazon page here

    Use #C2CJM during the show to ask questions or make comments. You might hear your tweet on the show.

  • 00:59

    Sweatpants & Novels Takes On Gone Girl

    in Books

    You've read the book. You’ve seen the movie. Now, join the conversation as the Sweatpants & Coffee book club, hosted by Richard Simms, takes on the most buzzed about novel of the past few years. What is it about Gillian Flynn’s Gone Girl that elevated it from a decent thriller to a literary sensation. Why did the book’s ending upset so many readers? And did the book manage to make the leap to the big screen in tact? We’ll discuss all this and more during this week’s Sweatpants & Novels podcast. Join the conversation by calling in... and consider having a favorite quote/passage from the book to share with your fellow members!

  • 00:44


    in Education


    Last time we did a show on Graphic Novel use, it got tremendous listener-ship. I expect the same with this one . Dr Katie Monin from the University of North Florida and author of several books on the subject is joined by Nader Qaimari,Follett School Solutions Sr VP of Content Services and Solutions

    ?www.follett.com  @follettlearning

  • 00:32

    Laura Daleo, Queen of Paranormal Romance Novels

    in Writing

    Born and raised in sunny San Diego, California, Laura Daleo's desire to tell stories was sparked by a  creative writing class she had in junior high school; however, Anne Rice's Vampire Chronicles was her true inspiration to write a novel. Her book, Interview with the Vampire, published in 1976, has gone on to become one of the best-selling novels of all time.

    After reading the chronicles of Vampire Lestat, the driving passion to write her own vampire legend tingled in her fingertips. In 1996, Laura completed and copyrighted Immortal Kiss, but it sat patiently for 14 years. It was in 2010 while packing to move that she stumbled upon it tucked away in her closet. After dusting it off and sitting down to read, she fell in love with the story all over again; though, the 14-year-old novel needed modernizing. Consequently, she began the journey of reviving Immortal Kiss.

    In 2013, 3 years later, Immortal Kiss was off to the publishers and agents.  In 2014, it found a home with World Castle Publishing, and 1 year later, Immortal Kiss was hot off the press and available to the public. Laura is in the process of modernizing and reviving its sequel, Bound By Blood that she completed and copyrighted May 2001.

    Other completed works in the queue to modernize and revive are: The Vampire Within (2004), A City of Vampires (2007), and The Soul Collector (2010).  Future projects for creation are: The Ten, The Old Ones, and Vampire Amon.

  • 00:50

    January Jones - Chasing Harpo with Alan Black

    in Books

    Meet:  Alan Black has been writing novels since 1996. His writing tastes are as eclectic as his reading preferences. He is a #1 Amazon best selling author for Metal Boxes, a young adult, science fiction, military, action adventure. 

    Alan Black's vision statement: "I want my readers amazed they missed sleep because they could not put down one of my books. I want my readers amazed I made them laugh on one page and cry on the next.


  • 00:54

    January Jones-Mystery at The Fair with author, Connie Cockrell

    in Books

    January Jones-Mystery at The Fair!

     Her books run the gamut from SciFi and Fantasy to Contemporary to Halloween and Christmas stories. She’s published two novels, The Gulliver Station series, three collections of short stories and has been included in three different anthologies.

    Connie began writing in response to a challenge from her daughter in October 2011 and has been hooked ever since.


  • 00:30

    Meet Best Selling Author, Producer,Playwright, Publisher and Director: Shani Greene-Dowdell

    in Books

    Do you enjoy a a good steamy romance novel with a breathtaking twist?  Like to read great fictional novels with plots that just keep on getting hotter by the minute?  Or how about those of you who would like to document your journey by writing a memoir, a fictional story, or  enjoy a good sexy read in general?  

    Well, you may want to save the date, and meet  our very special guest, a renowned Author, Playright, Director, Producer and Publisher, who is best known for her Sizzling and Sexy fictional romance novels!  Shani, will join us to talk about her Hot New Releases including the Billionaire Series on Amazons Bestseller list!  There is no wonder why the "Book Diva" keep her followers coming back for more and  has now taken her "pages to the stages"  Real Talk!  

    She will be standing by to answer any questions you may have on how to get started on writing your own memoir, tell all book, or to inspire others by telling your story!  

    Don't miss this opportunity to create something new in your life.  Yep, Let's Make It Happen Guys .:--)!

    ttys..  D'Luv

  • 00:34

    IndieReview Behind The Scenes The Darker Side of Romance!

    in Entertainment

    Welcome Everyone! Tonight IndieReview Behind The Scenes's segments, The Darker Side Of Romance's host Author Ronda Caudill will chat with Author MD Martin!

     Author MD Martin was born and raised in Abingdon, VA. She first began writing the Legends of William's Point series in 1995 while attending Virginia Highlands Community College. She has been published in the Bristol Herald Courier Newspaper, The Sage Literary Magazine, and Treasured poems of America. One of her Christmas stories has also appeared on the WABN radio station. When she isn't writing she is an avid reader and loves the Pendergast novels by Douglas Preston and Lincoln Child, Edgar Allen Poe, and Janet Evanovich's Stephanie Plum series. She also enjoys photography, camping, cooking, and spending time with family and friends.

    Contact: https://www.goodreads.com/author/show/7035798.M_D_Martin?from_search=true&search_version=service