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  • 00:43

    Utopia con Veteran Interview with Teal Haviland

    in Books

    Join host Jo Michaels, of the Jo Michaels blog, and author Teal Haviland as they discuss books, writing, and UTOPiAcon! Teal has been with Utopia since the beginning, and she won an award at UtopYA 2013 for Debut Novel of the Year. We'll be discussing her social networking site for authors My Endless Endings (MEE), awards she's won, and her books. Included in her awesome lineup is Inception (The Reaping Chronicles, 1). You can check it out on Amazon here, and follow her author page by giving it a like here.

    You can also find Teal's page for The Reaping Chronicles on Facebook and give this lovely author a follow on Twitter!


  • 01:15

    Utopia Unleashed

    in Television

    Come join Get Real Lol every Tuesday as we recap and discuss what going on in Utopia 24/7, fox' s new show. Join us as we talk all about Utopia & Unleash our knowledge & Opinions about the show that is supposed to revolutionize Reality TV! Listen in or call in with your  thoughts & questions! All questions are welcomed. Lets get to know whats going on in Utopia & what our thoughts & opinions are about the show!

  • 00:46

    Author and Utopia Veteran Amy Evans

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    Join host Jo Michaels, of the Jo Michaels blog, and author Amy Evans as they discuss books, writing, and UTOPiAcon! Amy will regale you with stories from the inside track of the conference, talk about her amazing young adult books that center on dolphins, and discuss her experiences with writing, publishing, and Utopia. Amy's Dolphin Prophecy series includes the novels Clicks and Echoes. Her new adult title is Pink Jellybean Kisses. Certain to keep you on your toes, this interview will go all the way to the trenches and back up!

    You can find Amy here: Facebook and Twitter

    If you'd like to donate to the GoFundMe fund raiser, you can do so here.

  • 00:29

    Utopia Resolutions: Author BJ Sheldon

    in Books

    #UtopiaResolutions started as a blog feature, co-hosted by Maria Pease of The Paisley Reader, and Ashley Bodette of Book Junkie: Not-So-Anonymous.  The feature allows authors, bloggers, editors, cover models, designers, publicists, and any UtopYA attendee to share the resolutions they've made for the year between the 2015-2016 conferences.  Although the blog feature continues to run, it has also evolved into a Blog Talk Radio Show!

    This week, Ashley is interviewing author BJ Sheldon.  To view her original #UtopiaResolutions guest post on the blog, click HERE.

    Follow BJ:



    Twitter: @BJSheldonAuthor

    Instagram: BJSheldonAuthor

    Pinterest: BJSheldonAuthor

    Amazon Author Page

    P.S.  If you are attending Utopia Con and are interested in a guest post for our #UtopiaResolutions blog feature, sign up via the google doc HERE.

  • 00:45

    Author and Utopia Veteran Delphina Henley

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    An interview with author Delphina Henley. She's a veteran of the author event Utopia Con, has been there since year one, and is the author of the new adult series B3, which includes: Unless You Can be a Unicorn, and Ask Me About My Unicorn. She was on the panels Great Sexpectations and What a Difference a Year Makes at Utopia 2015. You can find Delphina on the web at: facebook.com/DelphinaHenley and delphinahenley.blogspot.com

    Your host is Jo Michaels of jomichaels.blogspot.com

    Where you can mail the books for the children:

    Everybody Reads Books & Stuff

    2019 E. Michigan Ave.

    Lansing, MI 48912-3011

  • Author and Utopia Veteran Raine Thomas

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    Join your host, Jo Michaels, for a discussion with UTOPiAcon veteran Raine Thomas. We'll talk about Raine's experience with Utopia, what she gets out of the conference each year, and why she keeps coming back. Raine is the award-winning author of bestselling Young Adult and New Adult fiction. Known for character-driven stories that inspire the imagination, Raine has signed with multiple award-winning producer Chase Chenowith of Back Fence Productions to bring her popular Daughters of Saraqael trilogy to the big screen. She's a proud indie author who is living the dream. When she isn't writing or glued to e-mail or social networking sites, Raine can usually be found vacationing with her husband and daughter on one of Florida's beautiful beaches or crossing the border to visit with her Canadian friends and relatives.

    Get Deceive, Raine's newest book in the Estilorian series, on Amazon here.

    Raine online:

    Website http://rainethomas.com Twitter @Raine_Thomas
    Facebook https://www.facebook.com/AuthorRaineThomas
    Pinterest http://pinterest.com/raine_thomas/

  • 00:46

    Utopia Unleashed

    in Television

    Welcome everyone to Utopia Unleashed; Uncovering Utopia w/ Shady, Chi Chi, Freedom, & Utopia Drama Queen! Join us weekly as we talk all things Utopia! Join us in the chat room to ask questions or feel free to call in & talk to him yourself by either using your phone dialing 347 327 9114 or by dialing in with skype. Tune in as Get Real w/ Utopia Unleashed!

  • 00:27

    Utopia Resolutions: Maria Pease and Ashley Bodette

    in Books

    #UtopiaResolutions started as a blog feature, co-hosted by Maria Pease of The Paisley Reader, and Ashley Bodette of Book Junkie: Not-So-Anonymous.  The feature allows authors, bloggers, editors, cover models, designers, publicists, and any UtopYA attendee to share the resolutions they've made for the year between the 2015-2016 conferences.  Although the blog feature continues to run, it has also evolved into a Blog Talk Radio Show!

    The two of us were a little nervous about hosting a podcast/radio show, so we decided to do our first show the same way we start each new year of resolutions on our blogs...we hosted each other!  :)

    As promised during the show, I am included some more information about the Debut Collective Anthologies!  One VERY important thing that I forgot to mention during the interview is this: *100% of funds raised will go to publishing the anthologies and promoting the authors involved. Profits from ebooks will go to charity. Funds will be reported and itemized on the blog as they are spent.

    Here is the DC Anthologies blog: https://thedebutcollective.wordpress.com/

    Follow the anthologies on Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/pages/Debut-Collective-Anthologies/668119463288234?fref=ts


    P.S.  If you are attending Utopia Con next year, and are interested in writing a guest post for our #UtopiaResolutions blog feature, feel free to sign up via the google doc here: https://docs.google.com/forms/d/1xt1VrmvhyKjT2aD3mYII3hykcJasxTyYcb1zl_LNsd0/viewform

  • 01:00

    MyNDTALK - Beyond Utopia

    in Psychology


    We use conceptual constructs to create a purpose and a sense of rightness. Relationship, sex, sexuality, family, and the future are examples of conceptual constructs. Society is a construct.

    Culture, religion, and reputation are constructs. These things are not actually real; they are conceptual realities that have been dropped into our existence. We buy into them, and then at some point, we give up our awareness in order to buy the rightness of this reality. Gary Dougals believes that ... the constructs have to come off so you can create a world that works for you.

  • 00:31


    in Science

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  • 00:30

    Utopia Con Author Revelations - Allyson Gottlieb

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    Join host Jo Michaels and author Allyson Gottlieb on air to discuss her Utopia Con revelations. What are revelations interviews? They include epiphanies authors who've attended the writer's conference Utopia have had and why. Allyson is a young adult author with a number of titles under her belt; Darkest Legacy, and Finding North, to name a couple. She's currently attending college on the East Coast, but she hails from sunny California and runs Athena Interior Book Design. We'll discuss Allyson's books and ask her what she took away from her first year at the con.