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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
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!
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!
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
Meet author Stephen W. Hiemstra. I'll be interviewing him about his book, A Christian Guide to Spirituality: Foundations for Disciples
About the book:
A Christian Guide to Spirituality takes the form of 50 daily devotions. Each topic is treated with a scriptural reference, reflection, prayer, and questions for discussion. Occasionally, references are provided for further study. The first four chapters (Introduction, Apostle’s Creed, Lord’s Prayer, and Ten Commandments) cover 40 days making them suitable as a Lenten study. Ten additional days focus on the spiritual disciplines and a short conclusion. Fifty days of study allow an Easter study running through Pentecost.
About the author:
Author Stephen W. Hiemstra (MDiv, PhD) is a slave of Christ, husband, father, tentmaker, economist, and writer. He lives with Maryam, his wife of thirty years, in Centreville, VA and they have three grown children.
Stephen has been an active writer spanning both his career as an economist and a pastor. As an economist of 27 years in 5 federal agencies, he published numerous government studies, magazine articles, and book reviews. He has maintained a personal website since the 1990s and he has been active in social media. A Christian Guide to Spirituality is his first published book.
Stephen is currently a second career tentmaker dividing his time equally between Hispanic ministry and blogging under a theme of “online pastor”. As a hospital chaplain intern, he worked in the emergency department, a psychiatric unit, and an Alzheimer’s unit. He is an elder in Centreville Presbyterian Church.
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.
Linda Wood Rondeau has just released another Christmas story "Snow On Eagle Mountain".
Colin O’Donnell becomes restless at Dinsmore Street, not realizing that God has another life lesson for him to learn. When Ginny announces her pregnancy, he takes a job as caretaker to the Riggs estate, El Corizón, stretching the massive face of Eagle Mountain, in the heart of the Adirondacks. Soon both Ginny and Colin become attached to the land and its reclusive, elderly owner, Jennifer Riggs Sullivan, the widow of a famous educator and politician. Mystery shrouds the estate as both Colin and Ginny wonder about the three photographs displayed on the fireplace mantel, one of a distinguished middle aged man, another of a World War II soldier, and the third of an impish child. As the family befriends their generous employer, El Corizón beats with new energy until a Christmas blizzard and an early delivery brings Colin to his knees once again.
Sally Meadows is a two-time national award-nominated singer/songwriter from Saskatchewan, Canada, and contributor to the #1 bestselling book “Chicken Soup for the Soul: Christmas in Canada”, released in October 2014. Sally has three professional degrees and a long career in scientific & technical editing and education. She has been singing and leading worship in church since the mid 1990s, and has been writing freelance articles since 2006. In 2011, she entered a recording studio for the first time with a single song, “You Can Reach Mountains”, written for the northern Saskatchewan students with whom she had been working. She walked out with a full album entitled “Turn the Page”, the title track of which was shortlisted in 2013 for a “Word Award”, Canada’s largest and most prestigious awards for those writing from a Christian perspective.
This evening we will be talking with Authoress Miz T.
About the Author
Teresa Mason Browning is a woman of true insight and a lively spirit. She is the author of two bestselling novels, “Why I Kept My Past A Secret” and “Now That The Secrets Are Out” and has traveled many places as a motivational speaker. Her latest releases, “Living Free of the Secrets” and “A Black Man’s Pain”, are soon to become national best sellers as well. Teresa was born in Oklahoma, but was raised in the Washington D.C. Metropolitan area. She now resides in South Carolina with her significant other that helps keep her the jovial woman she is today.
From the Author
What I enjoy most as a writer is the joy that others receive from reading my novels.
I had to learn the business of becoming a writer from the ground up. I have gone through some scrapes and bruises but found that if you keep God first you can accomplish anything you set your mind to. The words “No” or “Can't” have never been an option for me.
I first discovered my passion for writing at the early age of 13. I would sit alone and write for hours about my thoughts, dreams and the people around me. I wrote in my private journal every day. After many years had passed I decided to take my journals and put my thoughts in book form.
As a self-published author, I actually didn't start putting my work together for a novel until my children were in there last few years of high school, so it was very easy to find time to capture my thoughts. My children were very supportive in my goal of becoming a writer.
AUTHOR, PLAYWRIGHT MYCHEA (www.mychea.com)
is a native of the Metropolitan of Washington, DC. She has had a dream to have her words shown in print since the age of eleven, when she began a series of illustrations and short stories.
She is CEO of Lyrehc Publications (www.lyrehcpublications.com) as well as an author under Good 2 Go Publishing with Silk White. She is the author of fiction novels My Boyfriend's Wife, He Loves Me, He Loves You Not 1, 2 & 3, Coveted and Vengeance. Mychea is also a playwright and produces stage plays based off of her novels in Washington, DC. In her spare time Mychea loves to read romance novels, draw, plan events and hang out with friends. She is hard at work on her next novel and stage play My Boyfriend's Wife that will debut in March 2015
TIFFANY BOYLE, C.E.O., Executive Director
An expert in the field of marketing and entrepreneurship, Tiffany is the Chief Executive Officer of Emerge The Magazine, a company that focuses on promoting entrepreneurs and cultural events. She is also the Executive Director of Access Virginia a non-profit organization that provides access to live theatre and the public venues for the disabled by providing open captioning and audio description accommodations.
Tiffany founded Emerge The Magazine in 2011 to provide numerous avenues of exposure for small businesses and the business owners. She has traveled extensively throughout the world networking, creating memories, making friends, and helping others. Tiffany is a Florida native currently residing in Virginia, a graduate in Business from Virginia Wesleyan College, and attends the University of Maryland University College pursuing her Master’s Degree in Management.
Authors on the Air Host Pam Stack welcomes author Timothy Hallinan to the studio. Edgar, Shamus, Macavity and Lefty nominee Timothy Hallinan has written 16 published novels, all thrillers and mysteries. He currently writes two series, one set in LA and the other in Bangkok.In the 1990s he wrote 6 mysteries featuring the erudite private eye Simeon Grist, beginning with "The Four Last Things," which made Ten Best lists, including The Drood Review. The other books in the series were well reviewed, and several were optioned for motion pictures. The series is now a cult favorite. Since 1982 he has divided his time between Los Angeles and Southeast Asia, the setting for his Poke Rafferty novels. Visit Tim's website at http://timothyhallinan.com. On Amazon at http://www.amazon.com/Timothy-Hallinan/e/B000APW06C.
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