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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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Author PurpleBarbi Novels
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.
Leah St. James is an author of "stories of mystery and romance, good and evil, and the redeeming power of love."
With four books published so far and more on the way, Leah loves being a writer.
Surrender to Sanctuary - Romantic Suspense
Love and Danger collide when FBI Agents David Owens and Anna Parker go undercover in a BDSM ring.
Adrienne’s Ghost - Paranormal Romantic Suspense
Do you believe in ghosts? FBI Jackson Yates never did until he met… Adrienne’s Ghost. Reviewer says: “Spine-tingling suspense and gut-wrenching emotion.”
Christmas Dance - Women’s Fiction
What happens when two married people take a look at the perfect lives they’ve created and decide it’s not enough? What happens when those same two people catch the eye of a stranger, and like what they see?
Lights of Imani - Children Aged 7-10 Fantasy, Fairy Tale
Far from America lies an island kingdom whose people have been separated after years of fighting … until one night when Princess Imani takes a chance on friendship.
You can see more about Leah St. James, her books, and her upcoming appearances and writings at her website www.leahstjames.com.
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.
On Thursday January 15th, 2015 the Hermetic Hour with host Poke Runyon
will present a review and reprise of the host's own writing career as a
novelist, short story writer and screenwriter. After three years in the
Army most in Special Forces, Poke started off in 1965 with Night Jump -
Cuba 1965 followed by Commando X in 1967 and a series of underwater
adventure stories in ARGOSY magazine, on to Hollywood and a short stint
as a screenwriter before getting a real job as a designer and technical
illustrator for Shelby American and on to a career as an industrial artist.
Eventually publishing his own fiction with Drell Master 2001 and From
the Tower of Darkness in 2002 So if you enjoy macho action adventure
stories or ever did, tune in and find out what old Frater Thabion writes
about other than magick.
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.
My two guests for March are J.J. White and Quintin Peterson.
J.J. White has penned seven novels and over two hundred short stories since he began writing seriously. He has had articles and stories published in several anthologies and magazines. J.J. was recently nominated for the Pushcart Prize for his short piece Tour Bus. His novel, Prodigious Savant, was published in 2014 as part of a three book deal with Black Opal Books.
Quintin Peterson is a retired District of Columbia police officer who served the public for more than 28 years. He is an artist and an award-winning author of crime fiction. Quintin was also a liaison between the department and members of the motion picture and television industries, acting as a script consultant and technical adviser.
Both authors are new to me. I hope you can come by and listen as I discover more about each of them.
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