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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!
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!
USING GRAPHIC NOVELS AS EFFECTIVE CLASSROOM TEACHING TOOLS
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
Patricia K McCarthy is Ottawa’s fang queen. Her Crimson series of vampire novels tell the unconventional love story of Samuel and Magdalene Crimson, and are part-blood bath and part-bubble bath. Her writing teases readers to make it to the end of each chapter alive. Patricia was riding the vampire wave before there was one, which accounts for her flirtation with the dark art of satire. Read her Crimson series and you may never feel the same again as you walk the streets of Ottawa when the sun goes down.
As an indie publisher, Patricia’s knowledge of the business has been honed over the past fifteen years. Her interest in writing showed itself at six years of age. She has attended workshops on the fundamentals of writing, editing, and promotion, as well as having published three collections of passionate erotic poetry. Her work has been published in the U.K., Canada, and the U.S. In the beginning, her poetry evolved to short vampire stories and these in turn inspired her to begin the Crimson vampire series, which represents the last decade of her writing accomplishments. In between writing novels, she crafts short stories and works in Ottawa. Her work has received extensive publicity in Ottawa and elsewhere; copies of her media interviews can be read online. (See her website for details.)
Patricia divides her time between writing and work, coaching new authors, making appearances at fantasy fairs and exhibitions as well as holding workshops on Writing Fantasy Fiction.
Where to find Patricia K. McCarthy online: http://wwwpatriciaKmccarthy.com
NCTE on THE USE OF GRAPHIC NOVELS & A CONVERSATION ABOUT "BANNED BOOKS WEEK"
ST. Louis University Professor Jennifer Buehler and University of Central Florida's Jeff Kaplan are our guests
Presented by The Great Books Foundation
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She is the youngest of six children, She is a single mother of 3. A full time student. She have been writing since she was in middles school and this is her first published work. This book "This is your Vagina" is the first in a series she call the "Vagina Chronicles" The second part in this series will be released by the end of April. She have another book called "The understudy" that will also be released by the end of April.
From living a nightmare, to building a dream. Graphic Novelist J.C.S. may only be 27 years old but she has come a long way. Abused as a child, and seemingly lost as a teen, she has turned her scraps into diamonds. So far, she has written six novels, has published five of those novels, and as also finished a trilogy known as Anguished Immortals.
She will tell you, her goal was this: to publish and take care of her family. Her first attempt to write a novel came at the age of 15, and in between ten years, she tried and failed.
Growing up in Denver, Colorado, it was realized (and said) countless times that opportunity in the workforce was greater and more stable than most states, especially for a woman. But having Systemic Lupus and two children only ten and a half months apart changed everything.
Early 2012, inspiration came as J.C.S. decided to write her first romance novel. Even though it was a completed work, she saw that it wasn't yielding light on her talent. After doing a little research on the Archangel of Death and the Greek Goddess of War, Enyo, the makings of an Epic Fantasy trilogy had just begun.
Taking her work to Authonomy and trying out the first two books, J.C.S. realized that sticking with something she loved, Epic Fantasy, did her better than trying to fit in.
In 2013 J.C.S. wrote and published the first book to Bleeding Stars and Paper Hearts: Adrianna is Mine, following the same previewing and publishing path of her previous work. The audience from Authonomy helped her decide on publishing when not only had her book gone from #599 to #31 in a week, it stayed at #7 for three weeks and #1 for two.
Vampire novels with a twist!
Author Sheri Lewis Wohl, inspired by the 19th century novel, Carmilla, a Victorian-era lesbian vampire story, began writing her own highly popular series starring vampire Riah Preston, daughter of Henry VII. The latest in that series, Vermillion Justice, published by Bold Strokes Books and released June 2014, is a finalist for the 2014 Rainbow Award .
Hosts Rez and Andy talk to Sheri about the inspiration behind the stories, her audience, publishing experiences and the most probable places for lesbian vampire attacks.
We are back for PART 3 to this amazing, once in a lifetime podcast special, which in its original airing was a monster, mammoth several hour show! Stay tuned to listen to it, and find out where you can get the goodies, because it is hard enough getting all these amazing people together, and even harder to stay in touch as the years/times pass, SO don't miss this.
Now available in more convenient several parts, due to both errors on my behalf, but the shows have been updated to include even more for all of you, and to celebrate this time, during an era where we all got together as lovers of all things sci-fi/horror, to bring you the podcast of all podcasts.
It is likely not happening again, so one last time, ENJOY THE 20TH ANNIVERSARY PART 3
--Eric Morse's great times & stories about the BIG WOW CONVENTION!
--the team answers several fan questions concerning the Crystal Lake Camp novels & the series
--even MORE interview clips/new live comments from me on the topic
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Onli has authored and illustrated several comic books and graphic novels, including NOG, Protector of the Pyramids. He is known as "the father" of the "Black Age of Comics," a movement dedicated to the promotion, creation, and support of Afrocentric comic books and graphic novels.
Mr. Onli will discuss the benefits of participating in professional development activities with ONLI STUDIOS and how learning can be enhanced by utilizing graphic images in the classroom.
One does not have to be a "talented artist" to be successful in these workshops.
These are I.S.B.E. Approved workshops for educators grades K-12.
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In today's show I'll be sharing my thoughts on graphic novels after reading Page by Paige and The Twilight Saga's: Twilight Graphic Novels.
I'll also be reviewing, "Fat, Broke, & Lonely No More!" by Victoria Moran & Bram Stoker's, Dracula!
Then we'll talk a little bit about the whole goodreads vs. booklikes issue! What are your thoughts? Let me know in the comments!
A lot is happening on today's episode so be sure to tune in & invite a friend!
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