• 00:32

    Elizabeth S. Sullivan Is Purified

    in Books

    Purified, a new novel by Elizabeth S. Sullivan, features a complex but brilliant female protagonist traversing a dark world to find the missing daughter of a ruthless power player. This suspenseful novel evokes the atmosphere of SEVEN and THE SILENCE OF THE LAMBS.


    Purified is a thrilling story that explores many dark subjects, including what it does to those who have to live in the world of killers in order to stop them. 


    When a mutilated body of an African American girl is found in a park sandbox, the media shows no interest. Instead, their attention is riveted on the disappearance of Olivia Safra, a college student and only child of the powerful and dangerous Richard Safra. Suspended ADA, Beck Oldman, demoted to a rookie PI is assigned her first cases to find a missing teenager and Olivia Safra. 

    Leads connect the murders to the Safra case. The investigation into her client's private life reveals a dark side in the relationship between a father and daughter and exacts his wrath against Beck. More girls are found murdered, putting Beck in a race to stop a serial killer and stop her own client from destroying her 


    Elizabeth S. Sullivan has been a semifinalist 3 times in the Nicholl Fellowship screenwriting competition and has won several other competitions. The playwright of 5 screenplays, Elizabeth  is managed by Alexia Melocchi of Little Studio Films.


    Visit Elizabeth at: http://venturegalleries.com/blog/a-woman-who-invades-crime-fiction-unafraid/

  • 01:00

    power of perception with writer Tannis Laidlaw

    in Spirituality

    Bio for Tannis Laidlaw


    Tannis was born in Canada then emigrated to New Zealand to do various degrees in Psychology/Psychiatry. She started writing early (a soppy poem published in her High School Yearbook) but quickly turned to academic writing. Some sixty publications on, she began the fun of writing fiction.


     


    In the meantime, she worked as an OT, a psychologist or a researcher in large mental hospitals or universities, in community psychiatry, in forensic psychology, and in private practice.


     


    Somehow she accumulated eight novels on her hard drive before she thought some might be publishable. Recently her agent has found her a publisher, and she now has a contract to write two murder mysteries. She published PUMPKIN EATER with a small NZ publisher, then self-published BYE BABY BUNTING and recently HALF TRUTHS AND WHOLE LIES.


     


    PUMPKIN EATER is the story of the aftermath of a woman who snapped, a woman who was both physically and emotionally abused in the past, who broke away from her awful husband by throwing him down the stairs leaving him in a pool of blood, then escaping. Great fun to write!


     


    BYE BABY BUNTING centres around a young university student who becomes an ‘unwed mother’, is pressured to give up her baby for adoption, then steals her back again. Like PUMPKIN EATER, this is a psychological thriller.


     


    HALF TRUTHS AND WHOLE LIES takes place in an English medical school where our protagonist has been head-hunted to lead a research team. She encounters a bully for a boss, a woman who will stop at nothing to gain the prestige she wants. Workplace bullies have long fascinated Tannis…


     


     She also wrote and published CUT THE CARBS, CUT THE GUT, a review, put into layman’s language, of the science behind a largely unacknowledged diet for health and weight loss.


     

  • 03:04

    “That's life. Whichever way you turn, Fate sticks out a foot to trip you.”

    in Politics

    Mar27, 2015  @  3-6 pm


    www.michaellawsonlastword.com


    www.blogtalkradio.com/the-last-word-with-michael-lawson


    "The Last Word" with Michael Lawson


    646-716-5242


    “Yes. Fate, or some mysterious force, can put the finger on you or me for no good reason at all.”                Al Roberts {protagonist from the film “Detour”}


     


    Today’s Guest:


    Thomas Fortenberry, TLW Senior Producer


    Bernard Roe, VP Charlotte Meck. Chapter-NCBLC;TLW Associate Producer


    Dr. Grace Liem-Galloway, Former Chair NC Carbarrus County Democratic Party


     


     


     

  • 02:59

    From African Indigenous Civilized Religion To Romans Mob Christianity

    in Music

    The evil colonial anti-African behavior of the Romans, displaced the natural life that is intrinsic in intelligent humans because of Goddesses and the Gods who made Primitive Workers. After their migration from Africa, they invented strange, errant  religion called Christianity,  which has no authentic premise on earth, it's null and void. People must realize that the bible existence stands only on a fictional ground, and they have designed it with a God. One who is perfect, omniscient creator of the skies and masses, with his son Jesus Christ who is without descendant of a mother. Realization is needed to see the difference between African parochial human life, with proven existence for an estimated 200,000 years, and the unusal dichotomy which contrasted an eloborate biblical fiction of the protagonist God, Satan and Jesus Christ--Popes and priests.

  • 01:01

    Enchanted Silence; How to Trust Yourself after a Painful Experience

    in Spirituality

    Enchanted Silence; How to Trust Yourself after a Painful Experience with Priyanka Yadvendu


    Priyanka Yadvendu makes her home in the San Francisco Bay Area and enjoys running, volunteering, and drinking chocolate martinis. For the first time at 24, she picked up her pen (well, actually laptop!) and began writing her debut novel Enchanted Silence. In the years that have since passed, her life has gone through several changes, but the breaking point came when dealing with the aftermath of her father’s stroke.


    It finally dawned on her:


    She wanted to laugh with the people she loved, not discuss agendas and errands. She wanted to tell her father she loved him, not be angry at him. She wanted to seize moments that made her feel alive, not feel overwhelmed with hectic schedules. She wanted to move forward in her career and relationships with flow and beauty, not cling tightly onto them. And, most of all, she wanted to feel deeply fulfilled, not chase happiness and say: “I’ll be happy when…”


    Until she finally realized her outer world is a reflection of her inner state. Just like the protagonist Shivani Rai in Enchanted Silence, she then learned to let go of perfection and instead be kind and gentle to herself and the people she loved.  


    For more information visit: http://www.priyankayadvendu.com/

  • 01:24

    To Kill A Mockingbird Weekly Book Discussion

    in Books

    The novel is renowned for its warmth and humor, despite dealing with the serious issues of reap and racial inequality.  The narrator's father, Atticus Finch, has served as amoral hero for many readers and as a model of integrity for lawyers.  One critic explains the novel's impact by writing, "In the twentieth century, To Kill A Mockingbird is probably the most widely read book dealing with race in America, and its protagonist, Atticus Finch, the most enduring fictional image of recial heroism" (Wikipedia.org)


    Here is a trailer from the movie To Kill A Mockingbird Trailer


    Trivia about To Kill A Mockingbird


    Join us as we read through the book and discuss the chapters before Harper Lee releases her follow up to this iconic story during the turbulent times of racial inequalities post Southern Reformation in America.  You may have read the book many years ago, but I urge you to join us as we walk through the book together, 3 chapters a week.  The last week we'll have about 4 chapters to read, but we can do it!  Your voice is imporant so make sure to read the first 3 chapters and join us on March 10th and call in with your favorite passages of the week or your opinions. See you then and remember "it's a sin to kill a mockinbird," the one thing that doesn't show in the movie, but remains always in our minds!

  • 00:37

    CIN-Q joins the #PurpleElephantCircus Xclusiview!

    in Music

    Artists from the Purple Elephant Music team have been running the broadcast all month long. We love the energy that the ONETeamONEDream gives our listening audience. CIN-Q is #soul #mood #venom #attitude and he takes his lead from the AMISTAD character Cinque, a protagonist that overcame mutiny on the slave ship. Well, we believe that CINQ (Cuz I Never Quit) has brought his music to his fans because he has a commitment and drive that sounds like THRIVE. Also, a part of the LOOSE Cannons hip hop group, CIN-Q has learned that his life has a special meaning and his music takes a journey from Mexia TX all the way to California backed by his followers. Tune in for our Purple POWER 1/2 hour with CIN-Q!  Call in at 11pm.... 626-213-5635...#purpleSmooches


     

  • 00:49

    Award-winning author Zoe Sharp on Second Sunday Crime with Libby Hellmann

    in Books

    Second Sunday Crime host Libby Fischer Hellmann welcomes award-winning author Zoe Sharp, who was the headliner for the Love Is Murder conference that ended today in Chicago.  Zoe and Libby will be discussing crime fiction, murder-mysteries, publishing and all things books.  Zoe has this message for listeners:  "When I was younger, reading was my doorway to the world. It encouraged me to stretch the wings of my imagination and later, when I couldn’t find the kind of strong female protagonist I wanted to read about, I set about writing my own. Charlie Fox was the result. Reading exercises your mind, makes you take an active role in discovering the twists and turns of the story where TV and the movies allow you to passively sit back and wait to be spoon fed. I could ask you to read my book, but instead I’d ask you simply to read. Any book, every book. Reading will take you to different places, different lives, even different galaxies. Who was it who said. “The greatest journeys a man can make are inside his own head ?.”  http://zoesharp.com. THIS IS A LIVE INTERVIEW ON 2/8/15 WITH A BOOK GIVEAWAY FOR CALLERS. 347-884-8266.


    Libby Fischer Hellmann is an award-winning author.  Visit her website at http://libbyhellmann.com. Find her on Amazon at http://amzn.to/16gw5LR.


    This is a copyrighted, trademarked podcast solely owned by the Authors on the Air Global Radio Network LLC. Visit our website at http://authorsontheair.com or send a tweet to @authorsontheair. Visit us at  http://facebook.com/authorsontheairglobalradionetwork.

  • 01:18

    Trading Fours Encore: a Tribute to Albert Murray

    in Education

    In 1970 Albert Murray proclaimed, US culture was "incontestably mulatto." In 1973, Murray wrote about "The Dynamics of Heroic Action" and in 1974, with the introduction of Scooter (the protagonist of Train Whistle Guitar), Murray gave readers the blues-based adventures of a brown-faced hero. In August 2013, Albert Murray joined the celestial ensemble. On today's Trading Fours, former Murray students: Paul Devlin, Roberta Maguire, Greg Thomas, Lauren Walsh and Jackie Modeste re-member Murray and his legacy. Join us for an historic gathering of Murrayites and "Get in on the rhythm."



    Trading Fours: a Tribute to Albert Murray

  • 03:04

    JAMAICAN AUTHOR STEFHEN F.D. BRYAN Goes to The big stage Broadway- New York

    in Music

     JAMAICAN AUTHOR STEFHEN F.D. BRYAN SET TO PERFORM IN NEW YORK AFTER A SUCCESSFUL JANUARY OPEN IN LOS ANGELES, FOLLOWED BY TWO STELLAR OFF BROADWAY RUNS AND STANDING OVATIONS IN SAN FRANCISCO, AUDELCO AWARD NOMINEE DOODU BOY GOES TO BROADWAY AT THE UNITED SOLO FESTIVAL.Written and performed by Jamaican author Stefhen F.D. Bryan. Directed and dramaturged by Jared Scheib.Doodu Boy is the harrowing, but hilarious autobiographical story of Stefhen Bryan's struggle across three continents to find unconditional love in the face of an absent father and overzealous mother. The story begins with his frightening childhood in a Jamaican ghetto on a church commune, where he falls into the neighborhood cesspool and earns his nickname: Doodu Boy. Learning the shocking truth of his origins, and a showdown with an NYPD armada as he attempts to connect with his father, he ultimately leaves the West to begin a rebirth in Japan. There, in the midst of a sexual rampage, he meets a girl who promises the beginnings of the deep connection that he's always wanted.Doodu Boy is a story that will resonate with many: A love story that begins in a place of horrific trauma, and a protagonist who must surmount daunting obstacles to emerge triumphant from the Caribbean to the U.S.A. to Japan and back.


    The current engagement of Doodu Boy in New York will be followed by performances in Atlanta, Miami, Jamaica and Japan.Stefhen Bryan is the author of the critically acclaimed Black Passenger Yellow Cabs: A Memoir of Exile and Excess in Japan and the recently published novel Only Begotten, which is being adapted to film. He currently lives in Kobe and California with his wife, who is translating Doodu Boy to Japanese, for performance in Japan

  • 00:33

    Interview with Jeri Kroll

    in Blogcritics

    The author of Vanishing Point, and Workshopping the Heart (among many other books) reads from and talks about her latest books of poetry, about the transition from poetry to drama, about her protagonist Diana, on writing about anorexia, about family damage and healing, on how the different books of poetry came together in Workshopping the Heart, about the relationship between the domestic and the universal, her new work and lots more.

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