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  • 01:31

    Adapting Books to Screenplays with Michael D'Ambrosio

    in Books

    Michael D’Ambrosio is from the Philadelphia, Pennsylvania area and has been writing fiction since 2000. He regularly appears at science-fiction, fantasy and horror conventions around the country. He has been a keynote speaker at the Library of Congress.
    In addition to novels, Michael also has written several screenplays for his books and other projects, which are currently on the market. His main project, Space Frontiers is expected to be a long series while a sequel to Night Creeps and other projects remain a possibility.
    We will be talking to Michael about the pros and cons of adapting his own books to screenplays and the hurdles he has had to jump to get noticed. He has just returned from the Inktip’s Pitch Summit in Burbank, California. We will talk about what he had to do to get there and what his expectations of the future is for screenplay writing.
    Look for updated information on his website at www.fracturedtime.com.

  • 01:44

    FRIGHT HOUSE AUTHOR FRED WIEHE

    in Movies

    Fred Wiehe teaches Creative Writing to children of all ages and adults. He is also a professional writer and a member of the Horror Writers Association. However, his novels, books, short stories, and screenplays crossover genres into urban fantasy, science fiction, supernatural thrillers, paranormal suspense, and more. He writes for both adults and young adults. Come on inside his online world and visit his library of works, explore the inner workings of his dark imagination.

  • 01:18

    From The Desk of Kiler Davenport Presents: Interview with Billy O'Connor

    in Comedy

    Billy O'Connor came to America from County Cork, Ireland, and grew up on the Bronx streets. After Vietnam, Billy was a Teamster, a Pub and restaurant owner, and before becoming a N.Y.C firefighter for 23 years, an illegal bookie. He has sailed, dove and traveled the world burdened by his addiction to drugs and alcohol.


    After the tragedy of 9/11 and the loss of 343 of his brother firefighters he sobered up and attended the University of Florida. At the age of 62, he earned his journalism degree and began to write.


    He has written two highly praised weekly columns, two screenplays and numerous political pieces. He also finished in the finals out of nearly 400 contestants in Arizona's funniest comic contest two years in a row.


    "Confessions of a Bronx Bookie" is his much-anticipated first novel. Every Amazon review has been phenomenal, all five stars. Most see the novel as a movie or series.


    Unlink many authors who come directly out of college, O'Connor waited to write until after he had something to say.


    If anyone personifies that life truly begins at 60, it is Billy O'Connor. You can reach Billy @ http://www.BronxBilly.com.


    Billy's acerbic wit on stage has entertained audiences throughout California, Florida, New York and Arizona for the past three years. He has shared the stage with such great comedic talents as Todd Berry, Julian McCullough, Lisa Landry and Thai Rivera. As a reformed alcoholic, compulsive gambler and drug addict, his inspirational story reminds us that reminds us all that with proper attitude, life begins at 60. He currently lives in Phoenix, Az.


    - Vietnam Vet  - Former NYC Fireman  - Published Author  - Stand-Up Comic


    - Former Bookie  - University of Florida Graduate


     

  • 01:06

    Internationally acclaimed author Glenn Cooper LIVE on Authors on the Air

    in Books

    Authors on the Air host Pam Stack welcomes internationally acclaimed author and physician Glenn Cooper.  Here is a little about Glenn:  Glenn began a research career in the pharmaceutical industry which culminated in an eighteen-year position as the Chairman and CEO of a biotechnology company in Massachusetts. Glenn began writing screenplays over twenty years ago and his interest in movies prompted him to attend the graduate program in film production at Boston University. He is currently the chairman of a media company, Lascaux Media, which has produced three independent feature-length films. In 2006 Glenn turned his hand to novel-writing. His debut novel, THE LIBRARY OF THE DEAD, the first in a trilogy, became an international bestseller and was translated into thirty languages. All of his seven published books have become top-ten international best-sellers. Glenn currently lives in New Hampshire.  To learn more, visit the website at http://www.glenncooperbooks.com/.


    This is a copyrighted, trademarked podcast solely owned by the Authors on the Air Global Radio Network LLC.  Please visit our show and all the shows in the network at http://authorsontheair.com.  You can also find us at http://facebook.com/authorsontheair or send a Tweet @authorsontheair.  Send a Tweet to @PamStackHost or an email to pam@authorsontheair.com. 

  • 00:34

    Author Michael Brent Collings Novelist, Screenwriter, and Writing Instructor

    in Lifestyle

    Michaelbrent Collings is an internationally bestselling novelist, a #1 bestseller in the U.S., and has been one of Amazon's top selling horror writers for years. He is one of the most successful indie horror writers in the United States, as well as a produced screenwriter and member of the WGA, HWA, and several other writing groups with cool-sounding letters. He's also a martial artist, and cooks awesome waffles ('cause he's macho like that).

    He published his first "paying" work - a short story for a local paper - at the age of 15. He won numerous awards and scholarships for creative writing while at college, and subsequently became the person who had more screenplays advance to quarterfinals and semifinals in the prestigious Nicholl Fellowship screenwriting competition in a single year than anyone else in the history of the competition. 

    His first produced script, Barricade, was made into a movie starring Eric McCormack of TV's Will & Grace and Perception, and was released in 2012. Michaelbrent also wrote the screenplay for Darkroom (2013), starring Kaylee DeFer (Gossip Girl, Red State) and Elisabeth Rohm (American Hustle, Law & Order, Heroes). 

    As a novelist, Michaelbrent has written enough bestsellers that listing them seems weird, especially since they're already listed elsewhere on the website. In addition, he has also written dozens of non-fiction articles which have appeared in periodicals on several continents. 

    Michaelbrent is also a member of the WGA (Writers Guild of America) and the HWA (Horror Writers of America). In addition to selling, optioning, and doing rewrites on screenplays for major Hollywood production companies, he is currently developing several movies and television shows. 

     

  • 01:01

    Massilmiliano Cerchi: The Omega File (new TV series)!

    in Entertainment

    Hollywood Director Massimiliano Cerchi joins the show tonight to talk about the exciting new TV series The Omega File from SGL Entertainment.  He'll talk about this exciting, horrific, and action packed new series starring former WWE Hardcore Champion Al Snow, along with Jack Curenton who is slated to play the evil General Zandor.  Phyllis Spielman, Sebastian Van Vrey, Didrik Davis, Don Yates and Jeff Kim is also set to star.


    Call 323 657-1493 to ask questions and joins the fun!


    Read more about The Omega File here!

  • 00:46

    The Art of Stillness with Acclaimed Travel Writer, Pico Iyer

    in Self Help

    Sister Jenna welcomes travel writer Pico Iyer on the America Meditating Radio Show!  Why might a lifelong traveler like Pico Iyer who has journeyed from Easter Island to Ethiopia, Cuba to Kathmandu, think that sitting quietly in a room might be the ultimate adventure? Because in our madly accelerating world, our lives are crowded, chaotic and noisy. There’s never been a greater need to slow down, tune out and give ourselves permission to be still.


    Pico Iyer was born in England, to parents from India, and was educated at Eton, Oxford and Harvard. He began his career documenting a neglected aspect of travel -- the sometimes surreal disconnect between local tradition and imported global pop culture. He has written 12 books, exploring also the cultural consequences of isolation, whether writing about the exiled spiritual leaders of Tibet or the embargoed society of Cuba.


    Pico’s latest focus is on another overlooked aspect of travel: how can it help us regain our sense of stillness and focus in a world where our devices and digital networks increasing distract us? He is a contributor to many magazines, writer of screenplays and liner-notes and introductions to 40 other books. His newest book is, "The Art of Stillness."  Visit http://picoiyerjourneys.com and watch Ted Talk on the Art of Stillness.


    Get the OFF TO WORK CD by Sister Jenna.  Like America Meditating & follow us Twitter

  • 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/

  • 02:01

    9:15 Author Shirley Wilson - Lusting After Grandpa 10:00 When did you know...?

    in Lifestyle

    Sweet Tea With A Chaser Presents: Author Shirley Wilson - "Lusting After Grandpa" 9:15 p.m.


    9:15 p.m Author Shirley Wilson - Shirley Wilson grew up and spent her childhood in Colorado, but has lived for the past 45 years in Northern California. She graduated from U.C. Berkeley in 1974 with a degree in Dramatic Arts. Ms. Wilson has written 5 screenplays, one of which was looked at by Spike Lee’s production company. She has also written one other book, as well as multiple short stories. Currently she is blogging ‘Left of Style’, an original sci-fi/fantasy short story, at shirleyw96wordpress.com.


    9:45 p.m. Grown Folks Travel With Alyce Williams...


    10:00 p.m. Topic: "When Did You Know You Had Grown In Your Relationship"


    Old School Music Tributes: Blue Magic

  • 01:01

    Chatting With Sherri is so happy to have Steven L Sears back to Chat!

    in Entertainment

    Chatting With Sherri is so happy to have Steven L Sears back to Chat!  We will talk about something we all go through at some point the transition from one medium to another. Steve will chat about his transition from screenplays to novels to graphic novels and such. The differences in style, focus, marketing and business. We will chat about his shows, his books and his graphic novel.  We will have a very interesting hour and Steve will be happy to answer any questions you may have. Join us!


    Music by "Cowboy Sting" Kevin MacLeod (incompetech.com) Licensed under Creative Commons: By Attribution 3.0 http://creativecommons.org/licenses/by/3.0/


     

  • 01:07

    A Kind Voice on Movies

    in Movies

    Dominic Oliver is a character actor with an extensive resume in TV and film and Kaenan Oliver is a screenwriter and author of a novel and many prize winning short stories.

    Together they've written several prize-winning screenplays with their partner, Jay Flynn. The trio published their first novel, JITTERBUG LIFT, with plans to publish their second this year.

    CONEY ISLAND is their latest feature screenplay, about bullies and empowerment, based on a summer in Dom's childhood.

    Dominic and Kaenan have recently finished writing a mob comedy short, BAKED ZITI, that's currently funding on Kickstarter  and includes a killer cast and Emmy-winning producer Sascha Schneider directing.

    Hosted by William Battle