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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.
Writing Royalty Radio- "Side Niggas"
Guest Authors: Tamika Newhouse and Bengy Sherman
Tamika Newhouse is a self-published bestselling author who founded Delphine Publications, at the age of 21; Tamika appeared on various bestseller lists and won Self Published Author of the Year at the 2009 African American Literary Awards only 9 months after her debut novel. In 2010 she was inducted into Who's who in Black San Antonio and she landed a major publishing deal without an agent and still continues to write independent projects. In 2011 her company Delphine Publications won an African American Literary Award for Best Anthology as well as Tamika won for the second time Self Published Author of the Year. She was also nominated by the National Women in Business Association for the 2011 Entrepreneurial Spirit Award.Along with Delphine Publications, Tamika is the founder and President of African Americans on the Move Book Club (AAMBC) - an online book club and radio show catering to avid readers across the nation. She is also CEO of Obsessive Soul Media. With future projects in the works from short films, stage plays and much more, Tamika is a young woman on a mission.
Bengy Sherman currently resides in Fort Worth, TX where he has lived the majority of his adult life. He found the love and talent for writing while incarcerated. He felt that this was the way for him to change his life around. Hustler's Coalition is the first book he has ever written and will be published with Delphine Publications in 2014.
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Dan O’Brien about novels (of which I have published 15), and marketing and consulting business that helps out new and established authors (Amalgam), and the launching of The Northern California Perspective, which is the first of many regional anthologies that I plan to bring to states across the country. I have been featured on several radio programs, including Conversations Live and my novels have topped Amazon bestsellers lists. I have over a decade of experience in the publishing industry.I was the senior editor and marketing director of a national magazine and I completed my Master’s degree in psychology. I have helped publish more than fifty other books and publications. I would be happy to offer PDFs of my books if you are interested. You can find out more about my consulting here: http://www.amalgamconsulting.com/ Find out more about my blogging here: http://thedanobrienproject.blogspot.com/p/the-goods.html If you have any other questions, please do not hesitate to contact me. Thank you for your time. Take care.
Topic: "Corner Hustle....Corner Pockets.."
Guest Authors: TY Marshall and Destiny Henry
Author Ty Marshall is one of the hottest new writers in the Urban Fiction game. His authentic depiction of the streets based off of real life and real world experiences set him apart from the pack. His ability to write fiction from a real place makes him special, but it’s the seamless way he weaves the two worlds together that makes him an undeniable talent.Ty recently joined Official Writer’s League (O.W.L.) where he will stay true to the company’s mantra and demonstrate the highest level of storytelling with the help of O.W.L. founders Ashley & JaQuavis. His debut novel, Eat, Prey and No Love is scheduled to be released in August of this year.
Author Destiny T. Henry is a best seller author known for her acclaimed “Black Woman Scorn” and widely anticipated “Hustlerz Love” along with other short essays.She is able to combine an organic perspective on life in her books allowing her toconnect with readers authentically by bringing to life characters of diverse and extreme spectrums, which invites you into the world of the less favorable by giving her perspective that is unique.
Topic: "Scattered Panties" Are women giving it up to fast?
Guest Authors: ArKeya Keys and Shawdea McGraw
Shawdae McCrawwas born and raised in Baltimore, she is an author been a mom to 3 and wife! She is also a certified Medical Assistant, an actress and print model. Shawdea goals are to become an actress working with Tyler Perry and just be successful at what evershe does in the future that's creative
Arkeya "Keys" Lee lives in Gary, IN with her three year old twin boys Dra'Mell and Dra'Mih. Her birthday is February 2, 1985. She has been a phlebotomist for 8 years. Writing is a new found love for the author. She is currently pursuing a Bachelor's in Journalism with a concentration in Marketing. Her goals are to eventually write a "classic." Now she is working on a T-Shirt/hat line, co-writing a script, ghostwriting for local talents, and working on her series Pink Panties. Some of her favorite books are Flyy Girl, The Coldest Winter Ever, The Color Purple, and Charlotte's Web.
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Topic: Trending is it Good or Bad..
Guest Authors: Demettrea and Levonne
Author Demettrea, national best-selling author of the Love, lies and obsessions series. Native of Detroit, Mi. Where I was born and raised, she is the oldest of four kids. She is a wife and mother of five. Writing has been a passion of hers since she was younger. She started writing poetry and short stories at the age of twelve. Although she loves to write, she is an avid reader and love romance novels. She currently writes Urban romance and street lit, but plans to venture off into other genres in the near future.
Author Le'Vonne is a native of Chicago. She has strategically expressed her creativity through various aspects of her life. Including instructing creative writing classes for persons with intellectual and physical disabilities on her job in Social Services. You can dive into endless debates with Le’Vonne as she co-host The Mirror, a controversial blog talk radio show.
Guest Authors: Steven Love and Swift
Author Swift , a Milwaukee native, is the author of books Motivation Pt. 1 & 2 and has been featured in several websites, articles and magazines including Code 414, MilwaukeeBlackInfo.com, and UrbanReviewsonline.com.Not content with writing strictly in the non-fiction arena, he began to expand his portfolio by freelance writing . Recently his company, RH Publishings, landed an imprint distribution deal with urban book powerhouse G-Street Chronicles. Swift is a passionate author who has dedicated several years of his career to building an influential showcase of reading material for his audience. Enjoying the challenges of creativity and attention to detail Swift continues to develop a series of Urban Novels.
Party promoter Steve Love is best known as the manager for local hip-hop giants Baby Drew and Coo Coo Cal, but he recently added a new item to his résumé: author. Love's debut book, "Trust Nobody," started as a semi-autobiographical screenplay but was revamped after Love met local urban crime novelist Charles Burgess, who helped the budding writer develop his story into a novel.
Authoress Monique Love
Author Monique Love is currently apart of the GStreet Chronicles family, she creates nothing but FIRE from her pen. Monique is mysterious, just like her characters, branding herself "The Pen Goddess". Her creative insight into the lives of her characters leaves one to wonder..She is capable of captivating her readers’ attention by keeping it so gritty and real that your blood will boil for more with each turning page. Author Monique Love has a testimony that she would love to share with the world and maybe through her writing she can help others find their gift as well as the strength and courage to make it. Besides sharing the passion of putting life’s incidents on paper Monique can look at anything and see a story in it. She would like for her stories to one day be read all over the world or maybe even seen on television. Her dream is to write movie scripts and make best sellers.
Author Miko O first surfaced on the writing scene in 2011 with the release of his debut title 1000 Grams which was fiction based on a true story, his own. Introducing the readers to the environment and mistakes from which he emerged from was the beginning of his journey into writing. The street life grew old. Life changed from day one on his two year journey towards the reconstruction of his life in fiction. Writing about the streets and no longer living that same life, especially now that he's grown and has a family.Recently published with DC BookDiva Publications, Mike O has released his first novel Smokin Mirrors, (Love and War Series) along side of a short story series in a category of its own The Tweet Files (Terrorism Fiction Series). With more titles on the way, the DC Bookdiva dog tag will be hanging on the cover.
Tonight we discuss Pitch, written by Matthew Krause, the book that won first place in the 2012 Balboa Press Fiction, plus a few other books and a lot more story. Listen to the journey of this author and learn from his mistakes, his challenges, and his successes. Krause has also authored screenplays and produced movies. His experience exceeds writing books, and he is ready to talk. Listen to him speak frankly about his life. This is your opportunity to grow as a writer, get some new ideas, and most of all, HAVE SOME FUN! :)
If you wish to explore his work further, here is the link to his other books available on Amazon.
for more of Matt Krause go to: www.storytellermatt.com
Reviews of movies; www.moviemattness.com
Topic: She is no Diva: "The Female Thug"
Guest Authors: Jade Jones Coran Freemont Jerry Talbert
Author and Publisher Jade Jones was born in 1989, as a child she began writing poetry as an outlet. She then converted her poetry into short stories. Later on, as a teen, she led a troubled life which later resulted in her becoming a ward of the court. Jade fell in love with the art and used storytelling as a means of venting during her tumultuous times. Aging out of the system two years later, she was thrust into the dismal world of homelessness. Desperate, and with limited income, Jade began dancing full time at the tender age of eighteen. In the Fall of 2008 when she finally caught her break after being accepted into Cleveland State University, where she majored in Film and Television. Six years later she wrote the best-selling "Cameron" series and the highly-rated "Schemin'" trilogy.Jade currently resides in Atlanta, Georgia. She spends her leisure shopping and traveling. She says that seeing new faces, meeting new people, and experiencing diverse cultures fuels her creativity.
AUTHOR JERRY TALBERT IS A NEW UP AN COMING AUTHOR OF THE TWISTED SERIES THAT'S DOING VERY WELL IN THE TOP 100 RANKINGS ON AMAZON. HE'S CURRENTLY INTO WRITING BOOKS AND MOVIE SCRIPTS. AS WELL AS GETTING HIS FIRST MOVIE FILMED. HE'S ALSO ENJOYS DESIGNING CLOTHES AND COFFEE TABLES. HE RESIDES IN GRAND RAPIDS MI. HE LOVES WRITING HE DON'T DISCRIMINATE ON WHAT HE WRITES HIS MODEL IS IF THERE'S A WELL THERE'S A WAY IF YOU PUT YOUR MIND TO IT SUCCESS GOTTA START FROM SOMEWHERE!!