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  • 00:20

    George Taylor,Historical novels

    in Books

    Historical novels provide us with information, drama, interesting settings and fascinating characters.  Not to mention, that we actually can learn something of actual events.  In this podcast, I examine and play samples from two of the historical novels which I have recorded.  From the days of the founding of our country, we’ll ask the question, “Would you sign?” from theDeclaration of Independence Series.  From the troubled Civil War era, we’ll watch the surprising actions of a sutler in Murray Pura’s series, Let Freedom Ring. 

  • 01:07

    New York Times best-selling author Ace Atkins on Spenser & other novels LIVE

    in Books

    Authors on the Air host Pam Stack welcomes the incomparable Ace Atkins in a LIVE interview.  This will be a fun interview because I get to talk to the new writer of the Spenser novels made famous by Robert Parker.  And Ace's other books.  You've got to tune in for this LIVE broadcast.  Call to chat at 347-633-9609.


    Ace Atkins is the New York Times Bestselling author of seventeen novels, including the forthcoming The Redeemers and Robert B. Parker's Kickback, both out from G.P. Putnam's Sons in 2015. One of the best crime writers working today, Ace has been nominated for every major award in crime fiction, including the Edgar twice for novels about former U.S. Army Ranger Quinn Colson. A former newspaper reporter and SEC football player, Ace also writes essays and investigative pieces for several national magazines including Outside and Garden & Gun.


    This is a copyrighted and tradmarked podcast solely owned by the Authors on the Air Global Radio Network LLC.  Find us on the web at http://authorsontheair.com.


     

  • 01:00

    Between Two Gods -- Write Stuff -- 5/26/2015

    in Entertainment

    In romantic movies there's the classic plot of a man or a woman caught between two people. Both are desirable but in different ways. The classical storyline is the girl who's caught in the clutches of desire for the 'bad boy' and the 'good man'. The appeal of the bad boy with his devil-may-care smile, dark looks, or rebellious life. The steadfastness and dependability of the good man has his attractiveness as well.  In the movies, it's a great story to watch unfold as the heroine decides who she'll choose. 


    In the spiritual realm, no one wants to be caught between two Gods. One is a God of love. The other, a God of hate. The one who hates you demands more and more from you until you feel you can't go any further. The one who loves you seems to be so far away you can't reach Him. When you call his name it’s as if He's not even listening. The God of hate however shows up on time to tell you just how wrong you are, how unworthy you are and how you'll never match up to His standards.  

    No one wants to be in a tug-of-war of this nature. No one.   

    On this episode of the Write Stuff, we'll be talking with Trudy Harder Metzger author of the memoir Between Two Gods. You can call in at 646-595-2083, press 1 to be live on air. Or, you can download the WLUV radio mobile app today. Any way you can, tune in

  • 00:30

    Scott Robert Scheller talks about his latest book, Haunted Tree

    in Books

    Scott Robert Scheller joins the CL Gammon Show to talk about his new novel, Haunted Tree (The Magus Family Chronicles Book 1).


    About "HAUNTED TREE" -- Times were hard for Marc: Too much cold, not enough food and a once good friend had turned against him. Then his life grew even more complicated as magic invaded his world. Little did he know that discovering the Haunted Tree would change him in ways he could not imagine. Under the tutelage of the mysterious wizard Oren, Marc, and his lifelong friend, Valeria, found themselves on the path to learning the greatest secret of magic. But this journey would come at a price. Together they struggle to not only discover and fulfill their destinies, but to also survive the evil that wants them dead, all within the shadow of the Haunted Tree.


    About SCOTT ROBERT SCHELLER -- Storytelling is a big part of Scott's life.  In college he studied to be an astrophysicist, then later, he worked in the television and film production industry as a certified broadcast engineer. He went back to science, entering the exciting field of air pollution monitoring and research. During that time he began writing.  HAUNTED TREE, is now available

  • 02:47

    DIRECTOR JACK THOMAS SMITH

    in Entertainment

    Jack Thomas Smith made his feature film-directing debut with the psychological thriller “Disorder.” He was also the writer and producer of that film. “Disorder” was released on DVD by Universal/Vivendi and New Light Entertainment. It was released on Pay-Per-View and Video-On-Demand by Warner Brothers. Overseas, it screened at the Cannes Film Festival and the Raindance Film Festival in London. Curb Entertainment represented “Disorder” for foreign sales and secured distribution deals around the world.
    Born in 1969 in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, Smith lived there until he was eight when his family relocated to a quiet island community in Michigan, which would later serve as the inspiration for his upcoming film “In the Dark.” He began to write at a very young age after reading the Stephen King novels “Salem’s Lot” and “The Shining.” By the time he was eleven, he had written a 300-page novel and a number of short stories.
    Smith’s family moved to Sparta, New Jersey when he was a teenager. It was there in that middle-class town that he discovered the films of George A. Romero, Stanley Kubrick, Brian DePalma, and John Carpenter. Inspired to make movies, he wrote and directed a handful of short films that were shot on Super 8mm and starred his brother and friends in all of the roles.

  • 00:26

    Marie-Antoinette and the Fersen Legend, Part I

    in History

    Author and historian Elena Maria Vidal launches Tea at Trianon Radio with an in-depth discussion of the truth behind the legend of Queen Marie-Antoinette's romance with the Swedish Count Fersen. The legend has been featured in novels, films and even many biographies. But is there any historical evidence of an affair? Did the Queen really love Fersen? What were her feelings for her husband Louis XVI? Such questions and more will explored in a thirty minute segment based upon scholarship both old and new.

  • 00:23

    Sue Monk Kidd joins Susan Wingate for a chat on Dialogue Between the Lines

    in Books

    Sue Monk Kidd is an author to be revered. Her work has inspired generations past and her novels inspire other authors to strive for the perfection Kidd reaches in each of her stories. 


    Sue Monk Kidd was raised in the small town of Sylvester, Georgia, a place that deeply influenced the writing of her first novel The Secret Life of Bees. 


    When her first novel, The Secret Life of Bees, was published by Viking in 2002, it became a genuine literary phenomenon, spending more than 2½ years on the New York Times bestseller list. It has been translated into 36 languages and sold more than 6 million copies in the U.S. and 8 million copies worldwide. Bees was named the Book Sense Paperback Book of the Year in 2004, long-listed for the 2002 Orange Prize in England, and won numerous awards. For over a decade, the novel has been produced on stage by The American Place Theater, and in 2008 it was adapted into a movie by Fox Searchlight, which won the People’s Choice award for best movie and the NAACP Image award for best picture. It is taught widely in middle school, high school, and college classrooms.


    Kidd’s second novel, The Mermaid Chair, has sold well over a million copies since its publication by Viking in 2005 and reached #1 on the New York Times bestseller list.


    The Invention of Wings, Kidd’s third novel was published January 7, 2014 by Viking to wide critical acclaim. It debuted on the New York Times bestseller list at #1 and remained on the hardcover fiction list for over six months. It has been translated into 20 languages, thus far. The novel was chosen for Oprah’s Book Club 2.0. Plans are underway to turn the book into a film.


    She lives in Southwest Florida with her husband.

  • 01:16

    Presenting the "Bachelor Auction" authors LIVE on Authors on the Air

    in Books

    Authors on the Air host Pam Stack is happy to welcome the authors from Tule Publishing's Bachelor Auction series:


    Bound to the Bachelor by NYT Bestselling Author Sarah Mayberry


    Bachelor at her Bidding by International Bestselling Kate Hardy


    The Bachelor's Baby by National Bestselling Author Dani Collins


    What a Bachelor Needs by USA Today Bestselling Author Kelly Hunter


    In Bed with the Bachelor by USA Today Bestselling Author Megan Crane


    One Night with her Bachelor by RITA Nominated Author Kat Latham


    These best-selling author hail from around the world and they sit down with me to share how they wrote the Bachelor Auction series and about their other sexy romance novels.  Please join this wonderful panel of authors LIVE!  Call to ask questions at 347-633-9609.  


    This is a trademarked, copyrighted podcast solely owned by the Authors on the Air Global Radio Network LLC. Find us on the web at http://authorsontheair.com or like us on http://facebook.com/authorsontheair.  Send a Tweet to @authorsontheair or to the host  @PamStackHost.


    Thank you to our sponsors for this special presentation and to Lindsey at Tule Publishing for your support.


     

  • 00:41

    Interview with Catherine MacDonald for Romancing the Vines

    in Books

    Book Description
    Publication Date: August 26, 2014
    Francesca Bernard is a vintner in the Sonoma Valley who just can't seem to perfect her wine, her finances, and her love life. She finds herself torn between the man she lives with and the man she loves. A letter arrives from a long-lost cousin encouraging her to travel to Italy to uncover the secret to her wine and her heart. Tension is tight around the vineyard, so she leaps at the chance. Once in Italy, her cousin notices Francesca's torment and convinces her to visit the local seer, who is known to help lost souls. The old woman propels Francesca back through time on a heart-pounding quest where she visits three lives where her survival was in jeopardy. Armed with the secrets and truths, she finally understands how the love, lust, and revenge they have endured for centuries holds the answers to their present survival. Magna gathered Francesca's hands into her own cool gnarled ones and stroked them lightly. "Listen dearie. No one is allowing you to remain innocent and stuck on the wheel of life and death for eternity, but yourself. Even though the mind forgets, the soul remembers. Hopefully by examining these lifetimes you will understand the truth. You are responsible for the life you have--no one else." From Sonoma, Italy, and the Middle Ages Francesca travels to uncover the truth of the wine and the two men who have fought over her for centuries. Romancing the Vines is the sweeping romance of Francesca, Enrico, and Giancarlo and the secret to the wine that has been eluding her for centuries.


     

  • 01:02

    "Hittin It Out The Park" part 2..w/author Allison Hobbs

    in Books

    As promised.....the 2nd author of the sultry,  hot, steamy novel..."Hittin It Out The Park"......


    Join host, Rikki R. Jones and best selling author of novels, "Pandora's Box, Purple Panties & her latest collaboration with Karen E Quinones Miller...Hittin It out the Park", Allison Hobbs discusses  the new novel, being an author, what's her  literary legacy , her 

  • 00:21

    On the Air With Sierra Kay

    in Entertainment

    Author and public speaker Sierra Kay's love of the written word was predestined.  Her mother concerned with the state of the public education system in Chicago encouraged her to read anything that she could get her hands on, including the spelling bee word list that appeared in the Chicago Tribune each year.


    She was weaned on books like Anne of the Green Gables and Tale of Two Cities.  She snuck in romance novels that she hid between her mattresses.  However, her favorite book growing up was Aesop's Fables, which she feels puts her in an excellent position to share the moral's of her personal stories, whether people are interested or not.


    Kay has an M.A. in Writing from DePaul University, won a Nuyorican Poets Cafe Short Story Slam and participated in Women’s Funny Fest as a member of the comedy troupe Spankx.  In addition to writing novels, she is a member of N2O Comedy in Chicago.