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  • 00:31

    Political Thrillers!

    in Movies

    There was a time, when talking about politics, was taboo. Today, it is common place to read, or hear about one political view or another; expressed openly; and in some case violently.  With so many political scandals being revealed, one tends to wonder what else is being covered up; and in the name of “Diplomacy” of all things. We, as a nation, have given a lot of power, to a few people. People we trust to make “right decisions”, for the good of the country; are those the only decisions being made…”right decisions”? “Too much power in the wrong hands”, can cause chaos. What about “too much power” in the right hands? Good intentions, don’t always deliver good results; then what about “bad intentions”. Politics, Scandals, Greed, Power, Violence; how do we begin figuring it all out? Tonight we’ll tackle “Political Thrillers”. We welcome back “Movie Maven” Ms. Karen D.” to give us her spin on the four, politically based, films up for review!

  • 00:47

    Chiller Thrillers

    in Movies

    Brrr!!! During this Halloween-theme episode, horror expert A.J. Hakari rants and raves about horror flicks set in snowy locations. Plus, host Betty Jo Tucker reviews The Colony, a sci-fi Ice Age thriller that will be released on DVD the day of this show. What are Hakari’s Top Five Chiller Thrillers? And which frightening snowy films will end up on his worst list? Nominees under consideration include such movies as 30 Days of Night, Let Me In, The Shining, Misery, The Thing, Dead Snow and Wind Chill. 
    Hakari, aka The Mad Movie Man, is one of Movie Addict HQ’s favorite guests. He’s a member of the Online Film Critics Society and has contributed film reviews to such diverse outlets as Terror Tube, Review Express, Classic Movie Guide, and ReelTalk Movie Reviews. He also created his own film-related blog, Cineslice, which is now featuring a popular 1970’s Horrorthon. 

  • 01:00

    How 4 Authors Got Published--and What Happened After That

    in Books

    Award-winning novelist Jenny Milchman explores the journey to publication with four ITW Debut Authors, who share what it's been like to become a published author. Hear about the state of the industry today, boutique versus Big 5 publishers, whether or not you need an agent, and just when a writer can expect to buy that yacht. Or if they can't buy a yacht--why do writers stay in this game against such great odds? Call in with questions about writing and publication--and discover four great new reads.

    After spending the first part of her career behind the mike as a disc jockey and talk show host, Kim Alexander recently made the move she’s been dreaming of her whole life, and began writing. The Sand Prince is Kim's first novel. Kim lives in Washington DC right across the street from the zoo; you can practically see the pandas from her window.

    Dana Chamblee Carpenter's award-winning short fiction has appeared in The Arkansas Review, Jersey Devil Press, and Maypop. Her debut novel, Bohemian Gospel, won Killer Nashville's 2014 Claymore Award and will be published by Pegasus Books in November, 2015.

    Jennifer Kincheloe is a research scientist turned writer of historical fiction. She has a PhD in Health Services from UCLA and spent 11 years conducting research to inform health policy. The Secret Life Of Anna Blanc is her first novel. She currently lives in Denver, Colorado with her husband and two children, two dogs, and a cat.

    JS Law is a former Royal Navy submariner and senior nuclear engineer from Portsmouth, UK. He lives in Hampshire with his wife and two children and enjoys cycling, rugby and riding his Harley. His first novel, Tenacity, is a taut murder mystery that takes place aboard a nuclear submarine.

  • 02:00

    Psychology, Zombies, Robots, Ghost Cats, Gray Shadows, Haunted Tribes, and More!

    in Entertainment

    Joseph Cautilli is a licensed psychologist, a licensed counselor, and a board certified behavior analyst at the doctoral level. He has had a long career in teaching, applying, and researching behavior analysis. He is also the co-author of Zombies Vs Robots. HERE

    Roma Gray is a huge fan of Halloween and has been writing horror, sci-fi, thrillers, and mysteries since she was eight years old. When she was 13 she wrote her first novel (unpublished, but that may change.) She currently lives in Oregon in a haunted house with a ghost cat (no, seriously), and three furry “living” friends, Nicky, Roanoke, and Cricket. Her ghost friend is named Koko. HERE

    Doc Ferrel will share stories about his love for T.S. Woolard, and tidbits of Southern Wisdom

    Hosts: Essel Scott Pratt, Doc Ferrel, and catt dahman

  • 01:34

    The Dead End presents...Thrillers

    in Writing

    What actually constitutes a "Thriller"? Adventure? Action? Mystery? Page-turning ratios?
    Browse around your local B&N (while you still can) and you might notice that the Horror section has dwindled to one or two bookshelves, while Thrillers and Fantasy novels can fill two or three aisles. It's clear that the Horror label is considered a minus to marketing mavens in the publishing industry, and yet--the Thriller and fantasy sections are chock full of -- horror books! 
    Hmmm. So what's the real deal? Join us this Wednesday at 8pm Eastern for a riveting, spine-tingling, bone-chilling, ________ (insert your own thriller cliche here), look at what makes a Thriller…a Thriller.

  • 01:04

    The Speculative Fiction Cantina with Sara F. Hathaway and Bobby Nash

    in Books

    The Speculative Fiction Cantina: your weekly hypodermic injection of science fiction, fantasy, horror, alternate history, and things weird and wonderful in the world of books and writers. We ask authors the hard questions. You'll hear from writers who bend the rules and drive the narrative.  Join S. Evan Townsend on this journey over the rainbow and through the looking glass. And remember to take the red pill.

    Today's Guests are Sara F. Hathaway and Bobby Nash.

    Sara F. Hathaway

    Day After Disaster


    Bobby Nash

    Freelancer: The Traveler Sanction

    Domino Lady “Money Shot”

    Alexandra Holzer’s Ghost Gal: The Wild Hunt


    More information on these authors and links to their novels is at blog.sevantownsend.com.

  • 00:57

    Charlie Stella Visits Madame Perry's Salon

    in Pop Culture

    Charlie Stella Visits Madame Perry's Salon, co-host is author Sherry Meeks.

    Native New Yorker and author of gritty crime thrillers Charlie Stella visits Madame Perry's Salon for an unforgettable night. His college buddy, author Sherry Meeks, joins as co-host as we explore the hard-boiled world of Stella!

    Charlie started writing plays while working two jobs (window cleaning early mornings after word processing on a midnight shift).  He enjoyed writing dialogue driven material but after dealing with a couple of theatre groups, he thought it best to work solo in the future.

    “Actor’s Equity sent me a guy couldn’t remember his lines,” Charlie said.  “I hope the guy got hired for a movie and the camera guy forgot to bring film.”

    Visit Sherry Meeks' website for info on her Finding Tambri tour.

    Check out tonight's sponsor! Flash Wireless Your special referral #  916-284-7862


  • 00:38

    Best-selling Author Renee Rosen Visits 2nd Sunday Crime LIVE with Libby Hellmann

    in Books

    Renee Rosen is is the bestselling author of What The Lady Wants: A Novel of Marshall Field and the Gilded Age, Dollface: A Novel of the Roaring Twenties and Every Crooked Pot. Her newest release, White Collar Girl was published  November 3, 2015 from Penguin Random House, and it takes us deep into the tumultuous world of 1950s Chicago where a female journalist struggles with the heavy price of ambition.

    A graduate of American University in Washington DC, Renee now lives in Chicago where she has contributed to many magazines and newspapers, including Chicago Magazine, The Chicago Tribune, Complete Woman, DAME,Publisher’s Weekly and several other now sadly defunct publications. She is currently working on a new novel about the Chicago blues and Chess Records coming from Penguin/Berkley fall 2016. (About which host Libby Hellmann is insanely jealous.) 

    Please join us for what's sure to be a lively and fun conversation at 6 PM CST, Sunday, November 8. Says Libby" "once I pick up a Renee Rosen book, I know I'm hooked until the last page... that's how good she is..." And I'm not alone. Visit her website www.reneerosen.com for more.

    Libby Fischer Hellmann is the award-wining atuhor of 12 "Compulsively Readable Thrillers" and hosts Second Sunday Crime. Find out more at libbyhellmann.com.

    This is a trademarked, copyrighted podcast solely owned  by the Authors on the Air Global Radio Network LLC. http://www.authorsontheair.com. Like us at http://facebook.com/authorsontheair or send a Tweet to @authorsontheair.





  • 00:31

    Mark Greaney Interview: Of Grey Man and Clancy

    in Books

    Mark Greaney’s debut international thriller, The Gray Man, became a national bestseller and was nominated for a Barry Award in the Best Thriller category. The follow-up Gray Man thriller, On Target was also nominated for a Barry Award in the Best Thriller category. Ballistic, the third in the series also received glowing reviews including a rave from the New York Times comparing flipping the pages of the Mark Greaney thriller to “…playing the ultimate video game!” Mark’s fourth Gray Man thriller, Dead Eye, was released in 2013.

    Book five in the Gray Man series, BACK BLAST, will be released February 16th, 2016.

    Mark is the  #1 New York Times bestselling author of Tom Clancy, Full Force and Effect. He is the co-author of #1 New York Times bestsellers Threat Vector and Locked On by Tom Clancy with Mark Greaney, as well as the co-author of Command Authority by Tom Clancy with Mark Greaney, and the author of Tom Clancy, Support and Defend.

    A feature film adaptation of The Gray Man is in development by Columbia Pictures, with Joe and Anthony Russo of Captain America, Winter Soldier, to direct.

  • Big stroke survivor, Steve Schwertley, writes thriller novel and will take calls

    in Spirituality

      I have a story which will inspire. I suffered a stroke in July, 2013. In November, 2013 I lost my job as a Regional Sales Manager, and I was forced into retirement at the age of 64 since one want wanted to hire me because of my medical history and Age. So what did I do?

    I wrote and published the Fiction/ Thriller novel, “Enemy in the Heartland”, which has been receiving 5 star reviews. You can check out all of the reviews on Amazon.com, or on my web site. Almost half of the reviews have been from women!

    I have been promoting the book on numerous Talk Shows which have been aired not only in the US, but also in Europe, Southeast Asia, and Canada. Please visit my web site, www.StephenSchwertleyAuthor.com to see the list of prior Talk Show interviews I have given, and please take the time to listen to as many as you can. Prior book interviews ran from 15 minutes, up to two hours. I would love to see if we can schedule an interview in on your show?


  • 01:01

    Holistic coach and hypnosis therapist now writes thrillers and spiritual books

    in Spirituality

    Dr. Yves E. Patak, MD, born in 1968 in Zürich, Switzerland. The author works as a holistic coach, hypnosis therapist and acupuncturist in his own practice. Writing is his passion: six of his novels have been published, other literary works have been awarded, further projects are under way. Dr. Patak has two children and lives with his family in a rural part of Zurich, Switzerland.

    For his medical studies Patak spent three months in Jamaica and often travelled to the Far East, India, Sri Lanka and the Caribbean. This brought him into contact with miscellaneous cultures, rites and tribal medicine, and has strongly inspired him both in his work as a physician and writer. The author’s main focus currently is mystery novel and thriller.          

    Dr. Patak holds a US degree in Basic Medical Science USMLE/ECFMG, and Clinical Science

    For additional information on radio show host, David Clarke, including spiritual counseling sessions, go to:
    www.authordavidclarke.com  or email him at dcowder@twcny.rr.com