• 00:33

    Writers Tricks of the Trade - Episode 4 - TIPS FOR WRITING HOLIDAY-THEMED BOOKS

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    It's Christmas Eve and the Elves are busy zipping around with Santa--what happens next? Holiday-themed books and stories can go in many directions when the author uses the "what if" test while creating the plot. They can be fiction, non-fiction, funny, romantic, thrillers, whodunits, fantasies and just about any genre you can think of. They are also ripe playgrounds for the author to add twists. Think about the iconic movie "It's a Wonderful Life," and how many directions that story could have taken. What are some of the elements that draw readers to these books as each holiday rolls around? Do they sell well? Since it is Christmas Eve, Denny and Morgan will be with their families, and this show will be a pre-recorded broadcast for your enjoyment. It will also become part of the archived shows available for future listening. So lift your glass of Christmas cheer while you listen and think about all of the holidays that will inspire and have inspired a huge variety of plots.

  • Writing Royalty Radio: The Concrete Jungle “Unfix....The Industry"

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    Writing Royalty Radio


    Topic: The Concrete Jungle:“Unfix....The Industry"


    Guest: Author Dutch


     


     

  • 00:54

    Indie Books #71 (Rob Sinclair)

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    Tune in and join me as I welcome this week's guest. 


    Author Rob Sinclair joins me this week to talk about his novel: Dance WithThe Enemy and more. 


    Carl Logan was the perfect agent. A loner. No real friends or family. Trained to deal with any situation with cold efficiency, devoid of emotion.


    But Logan isn’t the man he used to be, or the asset he once was. Five months ago his life changed forever when he was captured, tortured and left for dead by Youssef Selim, one of the world’s most violent terrorists.


    When Selim mysteriously reappears in Paris, linked to the kidnapping of America’s Attorney General, Logan smells his chance for revenge.


    Pursuing his man relentlessly, oblivious to the growing trail of destruction that he leaves in his wake, Logan delves increasingly deep into the web of lies and deceit surrounding the kidnapping.


    Finally, he comes to learn just what it means to Dance with the Enemy.


    For more information about Rob Sinclair and his books:


    http://www.amazon.com/Rob-Sinclair/e/B00LFXNU76


    http://www.robsinclairauthor.com/

  • 02:01

    Writing Royalty Radio - "Valuing Your Honey......When In The Industry"

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    Topic:"Valuing Your Honey......When In The Industry"


    Special Guests: Author Mary B Morrison


                            Author/ Radio Personality Cyrus Webb


     


    Author Mary B Morrison, New York Times best-selling author also writes as HoneyB. She has 17 novels including her newest release, If I Can't Have You. 


    Author Cyrus Webb, is the President of Conversations Media Group (home of Conversations LIVE Radio, Conversations Magazine and Conversations Book Club) and Shadow Play Entertainment. Since 1999 he has used his love of the arts and books to create a brand that has not only showcased his own work but that of others around the United States.


     

  • 01:11

    Indie Books Show #70 (Nick Brown)

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    Tune in and join me as I welcome this week's guest. 
    Author Nick Brown joins me this week to talk about his novel: The Dead Travel Fast as well as his other books.  
    When archaeologist Steve Watkins fled to the Greek island of Samos to escape the horror he’d unearthed at Skendleby, he’d hoped to have found refuge. But the ancient terror that had spawned at Skendleby was waiting for him. Across the island an enigmatic and haunted detective, Theodrakis, is baffled by a series of brutal ritual killings infecting the island like a plague and spreading violent anarchy. Now the fates of these two men will be drawn together; against a backdrop of mayhem, fire and violence they begin to uncover the horrifying cosmic significance of this most ancient evil.
    For more information about Nick Brown and his books:
    http://www.nickbrownbooks.com/
    http://www.amazon.com/Nick-Brown/e/B00FOM9E1A
    http://www.amazon.co.uk/Nick-Brown/e/B00FOM9E1A

  • 01:37

    Writing Royalty Radio: "Shattered Hearts...Stolen Voices.."

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    Guest Authors Nika Michelle and Kenni York


    Topic:"Shattered Hearts...Stolen Voices.."


    Author Nika Michelle her love for books started at a very young age and inspired her passion for writing. Blessed with a vivid imagination, she would share her short stories with her classmates in middle and high school. Her first novel "Forbidden Fruit", an urban tale that spins a web of love, lust and greed. Her other titles include Forbidden Fruit II: A New Seed, Forbidden Fruit 3: The Juice, Forbidden Fruit 4: The Last Drop, Black Butterfly, Black Onyx: The Sequel to Black Butterfly, Black Magic: Book 3 of the Black Butterfly Series, Black Lace: Book 4 of the Black Butterfly Series, Zero Degrees 1, 2 and 3(collaboration with Leo Sullivan), The Nookie Ain't Free, The Nookie Still Ain't Free, The Empress and Bout That Life: Diablo's Story


    Author Kenni is a sexual assault awareness advocate, and entrepreneur. Her literary works include Ask No Questions (murder mystery), A Girl's Perspective (poetry), Merrilittle: Murder in a Small Town (young adult murder mystery, 1st in a series), Striving for Happily Ever After (marriage self-help), The Girls (Urban Fiction), My Dad is an Army Man (children’s book) and the Karma series (Contemporary Women’s Fiction). Passionate about her chosen field, Kenni created her own company in 2012, Kenni Enterprises LLC, which specializes in teaching creative writing classes for youth and adults throughout the metro Atlanta area.Additionally, Kenni organizes and hosts an annual benefit event during National Sexual Assault Awareness Month in April entitled Let Your Voice Be Heard. Kenni feels it is important to get the word out about this growing epidemic in order to encourage men and women to raise their voices against this common and life-impacting crime. 

  • 02:03

    Writing Royalty Radio: Topics: "We The People...."

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    Topics: "We The People...."


    Special Guests Authors: Author David Duchesneau and Author Fredrick A.O, Schwartz, Jr


    Author  David G. Duchesneau is a former Marine and New Hampshire State Police Officer turned Private Detective. After being honorably discharged from the US Marine Corps in 1970,he became a NH State Police Officer and earned his degree in criminology. After his law enforcement career, Duchesneau opened a private investigative/security agency and consulting Firm. he is certified as an international investigator and fraud consultant. After his law enforcement career, Duchesneau opened a private investigative/security agency and consulting Firm. he is certified as an international investigator and fraud consultant.  He is qualified as an expert witness and has written numerous articles on how to conduct investigations in the private sector. He has curently written a book “Uniforms”.


    Author Fredrick A.O, Schwartz, Jr  is the great-grandson of Frederick August Otto Schwarz, the founder the Fifth Avenue toy store. A Harvard Law School Graduate and former Chief Counsel to the United States Senate Committee on Intelligence, (or as it was formally known, the Senate Select Committee to Study Governmental Activities with Respect to Intelligence Activities), Chief Counsel of the Brennan Center and the winner of the 2014 Ridenhour Courage Prize, which is an award given to individuals to recognize their lifelong courageous work defending the public interest. He is currently Senior Counsel at Cravath, Swaine & Moore, Law Firm and the author of two books.  Unchecked and Unbalanced: Presidential Power in a Time of Terror and Nigeria: The Tribes, the Nation, or the Race--The Politics of Independence . He has also written numerous articles.


     

  • 02:07

    Writing Royalty Radio: "From Boys To Men...."

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    Topic:  "From Boys To Men...."


    Guest Authors: Itchie- Mu and Byron Carey


    Author Byron Carey is a reformed drug distributer that served a ten year federal prison sentence was born and raised in Fort Worth, Texas. He has transformed his way back into society as a truck driver and author. He was an outstanding basketball player that worked his way into the USBL basketball league in 2002. He attended Alvin Community College where he holds an Associates in Business Administration. He is the author of Nowhere 2 Turn with several more to come in the future. 


    Author Mohammed “Itchie-Mu” Anwo is an urban fiction author and the co-founder of Street Dedication Publishing which he started with his co-partner Hakeem Fleming. The first of six siblings, he quickly became involved with the streets at the age of 14, when his father, Mohammed Sr. was deported back to Africa due to a narcotic conviction. Author Itchie-Mu served 22 yrs of his life in prison, while sitting in his cell the last time he took a close and deep look into himself and he hated what he saw. Mohammad began reading novels to pass time, and then he came across a book called “How to Write Novels and Screenplays” and was instantly inspired. He began writing novels to both escape his reality and became good at it, at the same time, he vowed that once released he would never return. Author Mohammad “Itchie-Mu” Anwo is currently working on a host of novels and screenplays and looking forward to working with other authors with the hope of turning their novels into screenplays as well.

  • 00:31

    WebbWeaver Books Proudly Presents: Author Beatrice Hitchman

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    http://www.beatricehitchman.com


    PETITE MORT~


      …A silent film, destroyed in a fire in 1913 at the Pathé studio, before it was seen even by its director. A lowly seamstress, who makes the costumes she should be wearing, but believes her talent – and the secret she keeps too – will soon get her a dressing room of her own.


      A beautiful house in Paris, with a curving staircase, a lake, and locked rooms. A famous – and dashing – creator of spectacular cinematic illusions, husband to a beautiful, volatile actress, the most adored icon of the Parisian studios. All fit together, like scenes in a movie. And as you will see, this plot has a twist we beg you not to disclose…


      Published by Serpent’s Tail, 2013


    ‘There’s a touch of Angela Carter about Beatrice Hitchman’s beguiling debut…complex and cerebral, Petite Mort is softened by beautifully drawn characters, lightly drizzled period detail and an abiding suspicion that love and cinema might be part of the same illusion…’


    - The Guardian

  • 02:04

    Writing Royalty Radio- “Plots.. Twist.. and Turns…”

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    Topic: “Plots.. Twist.. and Turns…”


    Guests: Author Deonte Matthews


                 Author Willie Stewart


    Growing up in a city where employment opportunities are scarce, violence implodes neighborhoods and murder is a norm, it’s rare to find people who are able to overcome these adversarial challenges and come out victorious. Murder City gives us a glimpse into the life of Deonte Matthews (Duke), a young black male from Flint Michigan who has battled such challenges. From facing charges of 1st degree murder amongst others, which were all later dropped, to enrolling in college and maintaining a 4.0 GPA, his accomplishments are admirable and empowering to others who may feel trapped in a life of crime. His powerful story sheds light on the impact of growing up in dense violent conditions, and also the motivation that influences change and brings with it, redemption.


    Willie L. Stewart is a critical care Registered Nurse, author, novelist, entrepreneur, member of the Tampa Writers Alliance, and the Florida Writers Association.  His debut novel taRNished promises to entertain while shaking the very foundation of healthcare and the public’s confidence in that system in order to spur on debate for proper reforms.

  • 01:05

    Indie Books Show #67 (Noah James Hittner)

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    Tune in and join me as I welcome this week's guest.
    It's the last show of the year and we'll be live for an after-Christmas show.  My guest this week will be author Noah James Hittner. We'll be discussing his books: Something to Give Back, Beyond Victim and Villain & The Modern-Day Buddha.  
    The Modern-Day Buddha (MDB) is a handy reference guide which offers ten short and impactful techniques that anyone can use on-the-spot to provide a quick, wholesome, and inspiring way to travel through their day-to-day life experience. Quite honestly, it could be called a handbook for wholeness.
    Each technique contains an anecdote, accessible insight, and simple suggestions for action steps. All-in-all, it was my intention that the MDB’s message be clearly conveyed in a way that is gentle, efficient, and intriguing.
    For more information about Noah James Hittner:
    http://www.noahjameshittner.com

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