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  • 01:30

    MBSFood: Diary of a Witch's Daughter with Author Tonya Parker

    in Spirituality

    Mind, Body & Soul Food host, Tonya Parker, puts on her author hat as she sits down with HMi\\\Radio host, Intuitive Spiritualist Torrie C, to discuss her new book, Diary of a Witch's Daughter. Parker's protagonist, Harmony Blue, is a 14-year-old African-American word nerd and budding writer trying to navigate her way through her first year in high school with its ups and downs, including first love and bullying. We see her life and relationships up close and personal as she shares her deepest thoughts with her new diary. By the way, did we mention her mother is a WITCH—a Woman In Tune with Conscious Healing, and this creates conflict within this already different teen struggling to fit in.


    Tune in to hear more about this delicious book that manages to fold in tidbits on conscious cooking, holistic healing, and metaphysical concepts that will engage readers of all ages.


    Tonya Parker has been called a Renaissance Spirit as she uses her Libra energy to balance a lifetime of healing work. She has worn the hat of Mental Health Counselor, Prevention Specialist, Corporate Trainer, Massage Therapist, Reiki Master/Teacher, Professor, Conscious Caterer, Communications Coach, Workshop Facilitator, and Writer. Tonya has also been called Therapeutic Goddess, Natural Sistah, and most recently Throat Chakra Shaman. She simply sums up what she does as spiritually inspired and guided healing, teaching, and writing. Tonya also coordinates retreats and other sacred gatherings, has contributed to various anthologies, published the e-cookbook, The Tonya Parker Collection: Healthy Eating to a Healthy Lifestyle, and a meditation CD, Meditative Morsels: Prayers & Meditations for Feeding Your Mind, Body & Soul. For more information you can go to www.mindbodyandspiritworks.com.

  • Diary of a Witch's Daughter with Author Tonya Parker

    in Spirituality

    Mind, Body & Soul Food host, Tonya Parker, puts on her author hat as she sits down with HMi\\\Radio host, Intuitive Spiritualist Torrie C, to discuss her new book, Diary of a Witch's Daughter. Parker's protagonist, Harmony Blue, is a 14-year-old African-American word nerd and budding writer trying to navigate her way through her first year in high school with its ups and downs, including first love and bullying. We see her life and relationships up close and personal as she shares her deepest thoughts with her new diary. By the way, did we mention her mother is a WITCH—a Woman In Tune with Conscious Healing, and this creates conflict within this already different teen struggling to fit in.


    Tune in to hear more about this delicious book that manages to fold in tidbits on conscious cooking, holistic healing, and metaphysical concepts that will engage readers of all ages.


    Tonya Parker has been called a Renaissance Spirit as she uses her Libra energy to balance a lifetime of healing work. She has worn the hat of Mental Health Counselor, Prevention Specialist, Corporate Trainer, Massage Therapist, Reiki Master/Teacher, Professor, Conscious Caterer, Communications Coach, Workshop Facilitator, and Writer. Tonya has also been called Therapeutic Goddess, Natural Sistah, and most recently Throat Chakra Shaman. She simply sums up what she does as spiritually inspired and guided healing, teaching, and writing. Tonya also coordinates retreats and other sacred gatherings, has contributed to various anthologies, published the e-cookbook, The Tonya Parker Collection: Healthy Eating to a Healthy Lifestyle, and a meditation CD, Meditative Morsels: Prayers & Meditations for Feeding Your Mind, Body & Soul. For more information you can go to www.mindbodyandspiritworks.com.

  • 01:43

    Radio Drama "Fahrenheit 451: Act One Finale, Part Two

    in Entertainment

    Act One Finale, Part Two


    Digital Damnation II


     


    Synopsis:  In a world where literacy is outlawed and people are dependant on technology, a fireman who burns books for a living eventually changes his perspective and strives to do something about it.  The second part of the finale finds our protagonist, Guy Montag, regretting his reactions towards Clarisse whom contacts him and asks for another meeting.  During their time together, she confesses her frustrations of feeling trapped while showcasing a talent Guy caught hints of in their previous meetings.  But in the end, Digital Damnation rears its ugly head again and takes away something very precious from him.


    Rated:  PG-13 for strong, scary images, situations and violence.


    Written By:  Ray Bradbury


    Serial Adaption By:  Tim Pylypiuk


    Performed By:  Tim Pylypiuk and Maria Illiou


    Images By:  Steve Crisp, Zazzle.ca, weebly.com, Valerie K, Wolfbane15, Bonnielass22


    Music By:  The Gentleman Losers, Angele Dubeau & La Pieta


     


    Fahrenheit 451 available where books are sold

  • 00:37

    Robert Caruso,Entrepreneur &Social Media Guru on Fatherhood TamaraLeighsTrendOn

    in Social Networking

    What words of wisdom would a prolific entrepreneur and social media marketing expert have on #Fatherhood #worklifebalance #coffee #hashtags and effective #socialmarketing?


    Our guest, Robert Caruso, one of the Top 40 on Forbe's List of social media marketers, joins us on #TamaraLeighsTrendOn for a candid conversation on being a Dad & a serial start-up guy in the tech world. If Mad Men were in a modern day context of social media marketing, Robert Caruso would be the good guy protagonist. If you're fortunate to know Robert (& I am having first crossed paths on social media platforms and then in "real life" in person in Portland, OR - over coffee, of course), you know that Robert loves his work, java, & most importantly his kids and family.


    Follow us on Twitter: Robert @fondalo; Tamara Leigh's Trend On @tamaraleighllc and @heidifeemster; and at tamaraleighllc.com. Tamara Leigh's Trend On - Engaging Your Audience to TREND ON You! airs LIVE every Wednesday at 10:00am Central Time; Tamara Leigh, LLC is a Communications company meeting the needs of clients across platforms from website mobile optimization, social media, content/writing/editing and more 


     

  • 01:02

    ALAN J COOPER EXPLORES THE DIFFERENCE BETWEEN SPIRITUALITY AND RELIGION

    in Culture

    ENVISION THIS: A move from religious dogma to spirituality would have profound effects on our culture


    Author, Alan John Cooper, notes: “Over the last 50 or 55 years, since baby boomers such as I enter teenage-hood, we’ve begun to see a significant downturn in church attendance, But there’s a growing spiritual hunger in terms of environmental awareness, human rights – nationally or internationally - and social consciousness.”  


    His novel, The SECOND, a work of profound and moving secular spirituality, explores the socio-political ramifications of the difference between spirituality and religion.  It is based on Alan’s years of research, delving into the whys of dogmatic religious belief in order to expose “the hypocrisy of evangelicalism…“While the book is fiction, it does take a piece of bark out of those religious fundamentalists.”


    It also contains an exciting story line and deep analysis of human character.  In The SECOND, we follow the protagonist, a vibrant French Canadian, Chantelle, who promotes a spirituality of principles and not dogma. Embracing her activism, she moves across the U.S. and Canada, balancing a rocky romance with an aspiring, half-Jewish architect, and a connection to a New York organization with a hate-based agenda kept secret from her until too late.


    Alan started writing after being struck by an impaired driver and incurring a severe brain injury.  His first book, Brain Injury, was released to great acclaim in 2006.  His articles on spiritual issues have appeared in several Canadian publications.


     


    Please go to www.envisionthismedia.com/Sophia's Web to see your co-hosts' book about healing our wounded nature by reintroducing the feminine divine.


     

  • 00:34

    Graham Stull on The Hydra

    in Blogcritics

    The author of The Hydra reads from and talks about his new novel and where his ideas for it came from, about his biologist turned Frankenstein protagonist Brian Matterosi, on viral engineering, genre fiction, indie publishing, distopias, population and ecology, the relationship between economics and fiction, on multi-nationality, the shifting sands of 'truth' (and how that makes good fodder for fiction, a preview of his next novel The Fortune Teller, and lots more.

  • 01:59

    LOTL The Comfort Zone Welcomes Blake Aaron.Debuts new CD ' Soul Stories '

    in Music

    "Wes Side Story” bodes to be the fourth single from the set to enter the Billboard Top 10.


    Aliso Viejo, Calif. (16 March 2014): Guitarist Blake Aaron utilized an unconventional approach when constructing his fifth album, “Soul Stories,” which will be released May 5 by Innervision Records. To maintain his presence on radio and in the marketplace while juggling a busy schedule as a first-call session player, featured sideman and in-demand producer, he issued a variety of singles with three cuts – the retro funk-disco energizer “Groove-O-Matic,” the urbane romantic duet with jazz crooner Spencer Day entitled “You’re the One for Me” and the salsa-singed “Encantadora” featuring Najee on flute - entering the Billboard Top 10. The ten-track “Soul Stories,” Aaron’s first collection that is entirely self-produced, contains eight original tunes authored by the artist.     


    Saluting one of his hallmark influences, Aaron embodies seminal jazz guitarist Wes Montgomery on the aptly-titled “Wes Side Story,” an evocative selection that will be serviced to radio stations for playlist adds beginning April 6.


    Weaving engaging narratives told through a triad of guitar voices, Aaron’s “Soul Stories” unfolds amidst a varied backdrop of contemporary jazz, R&B, Latin and funk settings. He approaches his compositions as a storyteller and elects to feature a different guitar – cool jazz electric, gentle acoustic or emotional nylon string – as the protagonist of each musical vignette. 

  • 00:36

    The Lust of Her Flesh with Theresa J. Scott

    in Radio

    "THE LUST OF HER FLESH, by Theresa J. Scott is an honest, no-holds barred novel that will keep you on the edge your seat, from cover to cover. Sasha, the protagonist in this book, who, though professing to be a Christian, still finds herself yielding to the lust of her flesh. 


    The Lust of Her Flesh is available on the following online outlets:
    • Createspace.com
    • Amazon.com
    • BarnesandNoble.com

  • 00:30

    #139 "Newtown's Trees" Author Frank Miller

    in Education

    Newtown's Trees is an allegory about the 2012 tragedy in Newtown, Connecticut, using the town's beloved trees cut down by the protagonist as the central theme.  It is a book that can be appreciated on several levels; by adults who know the horrific details of the events that took place on a cold December morning, as well as by children who read the book or have it read to them as a sad story with an uplifting ending that outlines the strength of the human spirit.


    The tale has an even wider application to other news stories that portray bad things happening to good people. Newtown's Trees is a book that warms the heart and leaves the reader feeling that despite these often senseless tragedies, there's a lot of good in this world.


    Frank L. Miller is a writer and trained school psychologist. He earned an educational specialist degree in school psychology, and practiced for thirty-eight years before retiring in 2012. Frank adopted his son and daughter after marrying their mother, an elementary guidance counselor, and then adopted his daughter’s first-born child when she was unable to raise the child. The author lives on the Eastern Shore of Maryland with his wife of thirty-one years and the granddaughter they have thoroughly enjoyed raising who is now fourteen. Newtown’s Trees is Frank’s second publication, having written a book chronicling the battle he fought with his school district over his eldest daughter’s drug abuse and expulsion from school.


     


    We will also feature the 2015 National Distinguished Principal for Texas, Diane Gough of Hewitt Elementary School in Hewitt, Texas. We will hear about her great Watch D.O.G.S. program.

  • 00:47

    Gerald Anderson Is Standing Firm

    in Writing

    Tonight Author Susanna K. Green of Sweet Nectar Publishing interviews Gerald C. Anderson, Sr.


    Raine Davis is abused and battered by her husband. The music industry's newest star is loved by millions and adores the limelight. However, in the darkness she’s suffering. She turns on her family and finds herself betrayed by her friends. How will she escape? Who are the men hiding in shadows, running the world?


    Gerald C. Anderson Sr.’s Standing Firm: One Family’s Fight Against Domestic Violence depicts the life of a young starlet with a thirst for fame. Turning her back on a loving family who live to the good word of the Lord, Raine joins forces with a shady man who delivers the fame he promises, but subjects her to harrowing abuse in the process. Gerald’s narrative is a microcosm of the abuse that plights the lives of millions of American women; a fictional tale with a very real wakeup call for reality.


    While domestic violence is hidden behind the doors of homes on almost every American street, each case is chillingly unique and often a product of the most bizarre circumstances. For the protagonist in Gerald’s searing new novel, her life of hurt and pain should have been a life under the spotlight.


    All is exposed in Standing Firm: One Family’s Fight Against Domestic Violence. Reading Raine’s story of abuse can be difficult and painful at times, but it tells a vital story.


    Visit Gerald: www.GeraldcAndersonSr.com/  Watch the trailer: https://youtu.be/DmRJnAjP1qI

  • 00:51

    Author talk, giveaways w/Aline Ohanesian, Patricia Park & Kirstin Valdez Quade

    in Books

    You have until Friday, May 8, to enter to win the books featured on this episode of the Literary New England Radio Show, where we feature:



    Aline Ohanesian on Orhan's Inheritance, a novel that shifts between the last years of the Ottoman Empire and 1990s Los Angeles. It tells the story a young Turkish man who leaves his family's small village, to travel to the US, to discover why his recently deceased grandfather bequeathed the family home to a woman his family has never heard of--a woman who lives in a facility for elderly Aremians. It's a novel that brings a neglected time in Turkish history to life, spanning decades, honoring the resilience of the human spirit and illustrating the depth of love.
    Patricia Park on Re: Jane, a Korean-American retelling of Jane Eyre by Charlotte Brontë, set in Manhattan and Seoul. Its protagonist, Jane, is a an orphan trying to escape from Flushing, NY, where she works in her strict uncle’s grocery store before becoming the au pair, beginning an affair with the father of the children she cares for and then fleeing to Seoul. There, she reconnects with family and works to accept who she really is.
    Kirstin Valdez Quade on her short story collection Night at the Fiestas. Set in northern New Mexico, the 10 stories plunge into the fierce, troubled hearts of characters defined by the desire to escape the past or else plumb into its depths: A deadbeat father of a pregnant teen who tries to transform his life by playing the role of Jesus; a young man who discovers that his estranged father and a boa constrictor have been squatting in his grandmother’s empty house; a lonely retiree who becomes obsessed with her housekeeper; and others.


    Hosted by Cindy Wolfe Boynton. Visit the Literary New England blog for added book giveaways, author talk, articles and more!