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Award-winning, Amazon bestseller, Terry Persun joins me this week on Dialogue (a live online radio podcast). Terry is a Pacific Northwest author who brings a taste of fantasy and literary art to his books.
With a background in engineering, Terry’s writes exquisite detail in his setting. His characters are rife with internal conflict and the scenes he describes portray palpable strife.
An editor of several magazines, Terry broke out on his own several years back and has been making his living through his writing.
The following list represents a handful of awards won by Terry’s books and writing
WINNER of the Silver IPPY Award in regional fiction for Sweet Song
Winner of the ForeWord Book of the Year Finalist Award in science fiction for Cathedral of Dreams
Winner of the USA BookNews Best Books Finalist Award in mainstream fiction for Giver of Gifts
Winner of the ForeWord Book of the Year Finalist Award in mainstream fiction for Wolf’s Rite
Winner of the Star of Washington Award in mainstream fiction for Wolf’s Rite
Find out more about Terry Persun at http://www.terrypersun.com
You can find Terry on Facebook and Twitter and most of the more notable social sites.
Author S.Chameleon was born in Saginaw, Michigan. From there she moved to Grand Rapids, Michigan where she continued to flourish. Chameleon has always been a "Boss" as a wife and a mother of two. Writing is a talent she never took for granted as she strove to perfect her craft with every stroke of her pen. Therefore, when she realized she had a story to tell she carefully adapted her pen for the challenge. S.Chameleon has a unique style that comes to life between the pages of her novels defining the saying,life is art.
Boo Jackson was born in Kansas City, Kansas. Boo endured her fair share of hardships but still managed to graduate from Wyandotte High School with honors in 2002. She went on to college to study Psychology and Social Work, in college she was grabbed by a burning desire to share the many stories inside of her. Her first novel was penned at the tender age of 20, while working as a security guard. `Boo is able to grab her readers with engaging, unique story lines. She touches on all subjects from romance, street life, lust and even racism. Her style is fast paced while still being detail orientated, witty and extremely humorous. Boo's literary diversity led to her ranking on the Amazon's best sellers list several times and her interaction on social media gives her readers a front seat look into who this woman behind the pen really is.
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.
Ronald Destra is an inspiring author, illustrator, publisher, entrepreneur and husband. He resides in Florida and the co-founder of Destra World Books Publishing that provides professional literary services to authors & business owners. His passion is to help children learn that they do have a purpose in life and to never give up no matter what life throws at you.
Today, we will be discussing the many hats he wears as an Entrepreneur, as well as his book, "Fluffy the Bird"
Special Guests: JL King And Robert Helm
JL King And Robert Helm will talk abouyt their National Writing Contest
Author Nah'Sun was born in Lilbourn, Missouri, Nah’Sun would later move around the Midwest before temporarily settling in Chicago. An aspiring cartoonist, Nah’Sun never gave writing a thought until him and his mother relocated to the Cabrini Green Housing Projects in the early 1990’s.Finding the gift for writing while living in the most notorious housing development in Chicago proved that anyone can prosper no matter the trials they face. His writing would lead to him majoring in Journalism with a minor in English at a 4 year university in New York. He graduated with of cultivating his literary talent led him to publish his first novel in 2009.Nah’Sun struck fast in his first year in publishing by winning the 2009 Best New Male Writer Award at the 18th Annual UBUS Black Book Awards for a novel written under another nom de plume. Traveling throughout the Eastern Seaboard and Midwest built up his fan base. Taking a break from the industry during the first half of 2010 blazed the eternal fire he possessed since childhood. Regrouped with a new state of mind, Nah’Sun decided to write under his current name which means “the shine through negativity.” His muse appeared in the form of the curvy and sexy as Nah’Sun’s attraction to full figured women inspired him to pen the drama/erotic novel Thick When the Chances are Slim which was released in 2011..
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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.
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This week, I'll be doing my first posthumous interview. No, I won't be speaking to the author from the other side (that's another blogtalk radio category). I will be interviewing two gentlemen who knew Gary Reilly very well in life and were given the approval to seek publication for his books after his death.
When he was alive, Gary Reilly devoted his life to perfecting his writing - not seeking agent or publishers. He posthumously gave his books into the hands of Mike Keefe, a retired political cartoonist and Pulitzer Prize winner, and Mark Stevens, a former journalist and acclaimed author in Colorado, for publishing.
Of the first five titles – “The Asphalt Warrior,” “Ticket to Hollywood,” “The Heart of Darkness Club,” “Home for the Holidays” and “Doctor Lovebeads” – two hit No. 1 on the Denver area bestsellers list and two have been nominated for the Colorado Book Award.
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Author Mary Barr joins me this week to talk about her books. We'll discuss her novellas, novels & juvenile fiction titles.
From her novella The Publisher:
Each day with trust and good faith we send our beloved children off to school. We assume they arrive safely, enjoy time with their friends and learn their lessons. We think we know where they are and who they’re with. But life can change in a heartbeat, so can circumstances, places and people and, as a result we never remain the same. Change is often good, sometimes bad, but always constant. The Publisher takes you into the lives of the Smelt family. Joe, Suzanne and their two children, six year old Libby and thirteen year old Connor.
It is a normal school day just like any other, until Joe – the publisher – begins reading a manuscripts. In the manuscript he learns that his children are not at school. They have been kidnapped and are being held hostage until the ransom is paid. Each detail of what he must do is precisely laid out as another page of the manuscript unfolds. Suzanne has done someone wrong and, if she can right the situation her children will go free, if not, they will die. And so, they sit and wait for the knock on the door and the next installment of the manuscript that holds within its pages their children’s fate.
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Walking the Woods and the Water: In Patrick Leigh Fermor's footsteps from the Hook of Holland to the Golden Horn:
In 1933, the eighteen-year-old Patrick Leigh Fermor set out in a pair of hobnailed boots to chance and charm his way across Europe, "like a tramp, a pilgrim, or a wandering scholar." The books he later wrote about this walk, A Time of Gifts, Between the Woods and the Water, and the posthumous The Broken Road are a half-remembered, half-reimagined journey through cultures now extinct, landscapes irrevocably altered by the traumas of the twentieth century.
Aged eighteen, Nick Hunt read A Time of Gifts and dreamed of following in Fermor's footsteps. In 2011 he began his own "great trudge"—on foot all the way to Istanbul. He walked across eight countries, following two major rivers and crossing three mountain ranges. With only Fermor's books to guide him, he trekked some 2,500 miles through Holland, Germany, Austria, Slovakia, Hungary, Romania, Bulgaria and Turkey.
His aim? To have an old-fashioned adventure. To slow down and linger in a world where we pass by so much, so fast. To discover for himself what remained of hospitality, kindness to strangers, freedom, wildness, adventure, the mysterious, the unknown, the deeper currents of myth and story that still flow beneath Europe's surface.
Special Guests: Musician/Writer/Producer B Taylor
Author Sunny Giovanni
B.Taylor with his new " 1 Life;The Movement" mixtape album coming out with the single "Get Em' Up". He is the biggest thing coming out as he has charted #1 on Billboard, discovered by Motown Legends, and is the "Face & Ambassador of Music and Entertainment For The U.S. Military" by The United States Military, Pentagon, Congress and White House all done independently.First time for the Pentagon & military to back an artist( hip hop) a diff lane in music,. Our mgmt and military is also partnered with YMCMB Vice Pres. E.i. Lawrence(also Lil Wayne, Drake's manager).
In southern Dallas, Texas, Sunny Giovanni, or "Gio" as she likes to be called, was a teacher and a graduate from Texas A&M University. Gio has had a very strong history with literature, diversifying from poetry (winning placements in oratorical contests), to thriller short stories as a way to vent her frustrations.Sunny Giovanni is an advocate for gay and trans rights, and says: "You can't help who you are, and you damn sure can't help who you love. You should be true to who are, rather than to conform and live the ultimate lie, and live miserable until the day you die." Credited from the poem she penned "Titanium", modeled after her novel.Gio is the founder of Lucid Legends Publishing/ Photography, Kno Joke Entertainment, the host of "We Talk TOO Much Radio" on BlogTalk Radio, and blogs on Tumblr under the name "KnoJokeGio". She is a friend to many and prides herself on making a smile out of an extremely horrible day.
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