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The Saga of Quinn Fitzgerald ~
We will chatting with, Ken on books and the business and also reading from an amazing essay. Please join us...
Antoinette Kuritz, book publicist, consultant and founding member of the LaJolla Writers Conference. For the past 15 years, STRATEGIES has enjoyed working with an exceptional array of people. From novice writers seeking guidance on writing and publishing options to professionals looking to use a book to augment their business needs; from politicians looking to hone their craft and deliver a message to business people interested in branding and introducing themselves or a product to the public; from entrepreneurs developing a business model toNew York Times bestselling authors seeking to supplement the efforts of their in-house representation, Antoinette specializes in unique, personalized, result-oriented approaches to assist their clients in reaching their goals.
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Join as as this dynamo share important information for writers, authors or anyone thinking about writing their book.
I know--"pooping rainbows" doesn't exactly scream high-quality books, but really, this is what we need to think about: do we want to slam out crappy books? Or do we want to create awesomeness? There's been a lot of talk around writing four books a year: should you? Is this the only way to make money?
Patricia and I discuss why your first book--or your twenty-fifth--should be your best possible work, even if it takes a year or longer to write. If you've been frustrated by the apparent lack of quality indie books (and there's plenty of traditionally published examples too), this is your show.
PS--we're going to try podcasting live for the next few months. So keep an eye out for our announcements, and join us with YOUR questions!
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Author Samuel Marquis joins me to talk the first two of seven books to be released in the next year: The Slush Pile Brigade & Blind Thrust.
On his thirtieth birthday, Nick Lassiter has lost his girlfriend and his job, is wanted by the police, and has discovered that his unpublished thriller, Blind Thrust, has been stolen and turned into a blockbuster movie called Subterranean Storm. Even worse, the movie is based on a soon-to-be best-selling novel by Australian thriller writer Cameron Beckett, one of the world's biggest brand name authors. Rather than seek revenge through a financial settlement or public humiliation, Lassiter sets out for New York to obtain mea culpas from Beckett and his renowned literary agent, whom he is certain colluded with the Aussie in stealing his debut novel. Once in New York, Lassiter, and his three quirky fish-out-of-water friends who insist on accompanying him, instantly run afoul of the law and other powerful forces intent on thwarting them and their mission. As they encounter one thorny obstacle after another, the scope of their inquiries expands and they are soon in way over their heads, battling toe-to-toe not only against the mega-best-selling author and his agent, but a formidable army of antagonists, including the NYPD, Beckett's Big Five publishing house security squad, and the Russian mob. Collectively, these adversaries present Lassiter with the greatest--and deadliest--challenge of his life.
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Join Nancy J. Reid & Lisa D. Smith – publishers of Big Blend Radio & TV Magazine, for Big Blend Radio’s HAPPY HOUR variety show, airing live from the Historic Coronado Motor Hotel in Yuma, Arizona, the headquarters for the Big Blend Spirit of America Tour of all 407 National Park units.
On This Episode:
- John Garder, Director of Budget and Appropriations for National Parks Conservation Association, discusses National Park funding.
- Lynn Wiese Sneyd ‘The Book Biz Whiz’ and owner of LWS Literary Services discusses how writing a book can boost your business.
- Fashion designer Aggie Garcia talks about her career as a designer for bikini and figure suit competitors.
BATS AND BONES~
Bats and Bones is IPPY award winning author Jeffrey Hickey's second work for children. This collection of spooky tales for middle school aged children and above is a subtle masterpiece of fright and emotion. Hickey wrote all the stories, the lush music, and does all the voices for the audio book. His wife, Karen Kiser, contributes the cover art, along with some penny whistle and a little piano. The inside illustrations, layout and design are by Rachel Betz, who also designed Hickey's first work for children, Wages Creek.
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Author Michelle Bellon joins me to talk about her books. We'll start with The Fire Inside and then check out her other works.
From The Fire Inside:
Aiden, a doting husband and father, had the perfect life - a job he loved, a beautiful son, and a loving wife. In an instant, everything is taken from him and Aiden believes his life is over. Falling into a deep depression Aiden all but gives up on his job, his friends and himself. But when a mysterious force grants him the power to heal those around him, Aiden is forced to pull himself out of his misery in favor of the greater good. When he meets Ryan, a hardened, pessimistic teenager living on the streets, and Norma, a woman whose marriage is crumbling around her, Aiden acknowledges that maybe life still has a purpose and this ability to heal may be more powerful than he ever imagined.
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A Woman with (No) Strings Attached~
Lucie had always found skiing far more exciting than sex. That is until one day, the sex got better.??For years she had thought orgasm was an unattainable myth, but after a lifetime of boring, conventional sex with her husband, the 58 year old family doctor discovers an entirely new side to her personality. ??She joins an internet site for adults looking to meet for sex just for sex’s sake, not connected with love, or meant as a gift for the other person. ??Unusually, this was the idea of Lucie’s new American partner Tom, who lives apart from her in New York. Tom has voyeuristic tendencies and he is excited by her detailed reports as she contacts, meets, and sexually explores a variety of men. Tom and Lucie in her guise as her alter ego, Adrienne, delight in uncovering this daring and unconventional new aspect to her character. ??Both are having fun, but will Tom always accept Lucie’s erotic liaisons, or is the bubble destined to burst? A Woman with (No) Strings is an unusual and explicit memoir of one average woman’s journey to not-so-average sexual enlightenment.
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