• 00:34

    WordSmitten :: About the Books :: The Secret of Magic

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    Kate Sullivan interviews author Deborah Johnson for a discussion about her book, The Secret of Magic. Launched this month by Amy Einhorn Books (Putnam/Penguin USA), Johnson's recent novel explores the era when Thurgood Marshall was "the lawyer" who created a platform of reason, courtesy, and the law to disrupt intolerance. 


    Recent guests on the WordSmitten About the Books broadcast include Pulitzer Prize-winning authors Paul Harding (Tinkers), Jane Smiley (A Thousand Acres), Elizabeth Strout (Olive Kitteridge), and Edward P. Jones (The Known World).


     


    Celebrated authors appearing include Tom Robbins (Even Cowgirls Get the Blues and B is for Beer), Orange Prize-winner Madeline Miller, and the late actor Tony Curtis (American Prince). 


    WordSmitten's host, Kate Sullivan, interviews notable authors, editors, literary agents, and publishing executives.


    Visit our company's distinctive sites:
    www.About-the-Books.com
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    Offices in St. Petersburg, Florida :: 800-727-6214


    Also, visit us on LinkedIn, Plaxo, RedRoom.com, Facebook, Twitter, and all our other social media sites, including Google Plus One. For a list of our monthly writing workshops, visit www.Meetup.com/WordSmitten.


    (c) Copyright WordSmitten Media, Inc. All Rights Reserved.

  • 00:31

    WordSmitten :: About the Books :: The Wives of Los Alamos

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    In today's segment of About the Books, Kate Sullivan interviews author Tarashea Nesbit. Her new book, "The Wives of Los Alamos," is a debut novel that explores the hidden side of scientific and collateral damage that happened when the United States joined the nuclear arms race for dominance. The atomic age created disasters throughout the world. But the quiet disasters—the ones which affected families in Los Alamos—portrayed in this evocative new novel are remarkable.  


    Tune in to listen to interviews with Pulitzer Prize-winning authors, debut novelists, publishers, and editors. The broadcast airs on Sunday afternoons at 5 PM EST. Recent guests include Johnny Temple (Brooklyn's Akashic Books noted for "Go the F*** to Sleep), Dani Shapiro (Still Writing), Pulitzer Prize winning authors Gilbert King (Devil in the Grove), Elizabeth Strout (Olive Kitteridge), Geraldine Brooks (March), and Edward P. Jones (The Known World). 


    The host and producer of the WordSmitten About the Books broadcast is Kate Sullivan, jounalist, editor, publisher, and creative writing instructor with WordSmitten Media, Inc. in the seaside town of St. Petersburg, Florida.


    The WordSmitten broadcast ("About the Books") airs Sunday afternoons at 5 PM EST from NYC and features recent interviews with bestselling authors, editors, and literary executives.



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    WordSmitten® is a registered trademark of WordSmitten Media, Inc., a Florida Corporation.

  • 02:09

    LET'S TALK ABOUT IT-BOOKS JUST FOR ME

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    LETS TALK ABOUT ITCome vibe with the hosts of LET'S TALK ABOUT IT: Ms.Zee & Tiffany Gipson as they interview Children's book Author & CEO of S.E.E.D.S Book Publishing Akua Agusi and CEOs of JUPITER STRONG Books/ Animated Series Frank Edwards & Kellz Lab

    Topic: Books Just for Me


    Listen to the show and purchase book that are geared toward african american children. Animated series that african american children can embrace thats "just like them" and "for them"


    check our fan page www.facebook.com/letstalkaboutit8

  • 00:21

    WordSmitten :: About the Books :: Lit Agent Harvey Klinger

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    WordSmitten :: About the Books


    Kate Sullivan interviews Pulitzer Prize-winning authors, debut novelists, publishers, and editors. In this segment, Kate interviews Manhattan literary agent Harvey Klinger who talks about his relationships with acquisition editors, clients, and his former boss. He began his publishing career at Doubleday. Instead, he left and worked for a literary agent for eighteen months and began forming his first client list. A two-year stint followed in association with an independent publicist. Harvey created his own independent operation in October, 1977. Harvey Klinger received his M.A. in The Writing Seminars at Johns Hopkins University. Tune in to the fun. 


    Recent guests include Johnny Temple (Brooklyn's Akashic Books noted for Go the F*** to Sleep), Tom Robbins (Tibetan Peach Pie), and Dani Shapiro (Still Writing). 


    Pulitzer Prize winning authors Gilbert King (Devil in the Grove), Elizabeth Strout (Olive Kitteridge), Geraldine Brooks (March), and Edward P. Jones (The Known World) have appeared on the About the Books broadcast.


    The host and producer of the broadcast is Kate Sullivan, journalist, editor, publisher, and creative writing instructor with WordSmitten Media, Inc. in the seaside town of St. Petersburg, Florida.


    The WordSmitten broadcast (About the Books) airs Sunday afternoons at 5 PM Eastern from NYC and features recent interviews with bestselling authors, editors, and literary executives.


    Visit our company's distinctive sites:


    About-the-Books.com
    WordSmittenMedia.com
    WordSmitten.com


    © 2014 WordSmitten Media Inc. All Rights Reserved.  WordSmitten® is a registered trademark of WordSmitten Media, Inc., a Florida Corporation.

  • 00:33

    WordSmitten :: About the Books :: The Bounty Sinks in Sandy

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    Kate Sullivan interviews Greg Freeman, author of "The Gathering Wind: Hurricane Sandy, the Sailing Ship Bounty, and a Courageous Rescue at Sea" (Penguin/New American Library 2013). Also, Freeman authored "Sailors to the End."    Tune in to the fun. Listen each Sunday afternoon for the WordSmitten "About the Books" broadcast.   Recent guests on the WordSmitten About the Books broadcast include Pulitzer Prize-winning authors Paul Harding (Tinkers), Jane Smiley (A Thousand Acres), Elizabeth Strout (Olive Kitteridge), and Edward P. Jones (The Known World).   Celebrated authors appearing include Tom Robbins (Even Cowgirls Get the Blues and B is for Beer), Orange Prize-winner Madeline Miller, and the late actor Tony Curtis (American Prince).    Debut novelists Leslie Daniels (Cleaning Nabokov's House), Maggie Pouncey (Perfect Reader), Andrew Trees (Club Rules), Nancy Horan (Loving Frank), and National Book Award honorees appear to discuss the launch of their new novels and short story collections.   WordSmitten's host, Kate Sullivan, interviews notable authors, editors, literary agents, and publishing executives.   Visit our company's distinctive sites: www.About-the-Books.com www.WordSmittenMedia.com www.WordSmitten.com Offices in St. Petersburg, Florida :: 800-727-6214 Visit us on LinkedIn, Plaxo, RedRoom.com, Facebook, Twitter, and all our other social media sites, including Google Plus One. For a list of our monthly writing workshops, visit www.Meetup.com/WordSmitten. (c) Copyright WordSmitten Media, Inc. All Rights Reserved.

  • 00:44

    NCTE on THE USE OF GRAPHIC NOVELS & A CONVERSATION ABOUT "BANNED BOOKS WEEK"

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    NCTE on THE USE OF GRAPHIC NOVELS & A CONVERSATION ABOUT "BANNED BOOKS WEEK"


    ST. Louis University Professor Jennifer Buehler and University of Central Florida's Jeff Kaplan are our guests


    www.ncte.org  @ncte


    Presented by The Great Books Foundation


    www.greatbooks.org @greatbooksfnd

  • 00:33

    About the Books :: Anisfield-Wolf Book Awards

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    Welcome to WordSmitten, and to our About the Books broadcast.
    This special segment welcomes Karen Long who spearheads a notable event, and the winners, of the 78th Annual Anisfield-Wolf Book Awards. 
    This year's award-winning authors are: • Laird Hunt, KIND ONE, Fiction • Kevin Powers, THE YELLOW BIRDS, Fiction • Eugene Gloria, MY FAVORITE WARLORD, Poetry • Andrew Solomon, FAR FROM THE TREE,  Nonfiction • Wole Soyinka, Lifetime Achievement Past winners include five writers who went on to win Nobel prizes – Nadine Gordimer, the Rev. Martin Luther King, Jr., Toni Morrison, Wole Soyinka, and Derek Walcott.
    “The 2013 Anisfield-Wolf winners are exemplars who broaden our vision of race and diversity,” said Henry Louis Gates, Jr., who chairs the jury.  “This year, there is exceptional writing about the war in Iraq, slavery on a Kentucky pig farm, the Filipino experience in the U.S., and the complexity of families in which a child is radically different from parents.”
    Gates directs the W.E.B. Du Bois Institute for African and African-American Research at Harvard University, where he is also the Alphonse Fletcher University Professor. He praised the singular achievement of Wole Soyinka, the Nigerian whose writing won a Nobel prize in 1986, three years after he won an Anisfield-Wolf award for his memoir, “Ake: The Years of Childhood.” For more information about the Anisfield-Wolf Book Awards visit www.Anisfield-Wolf.org. www.Anisfield-Wolf.org and for submissions, look the Submission Guidelines.
    For more information about WordSmitten and About the Books, visit www.WordSmittenMedia.com and www.About-the-Books.com or contact our office:
    WordSmitten Media, Inc. ~ 800-727-6214 First Avenue North #109-110 ~ St. Petersburg, FL 33713

  • 00:33

    WordSmitten :: About the Books :: Devil in the Grove

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    Kate Sullivan interviews Gilbert King who discusses his Pulitzer Prize-winning book.   He is the author of Devil in the Grove: Thurgood Marshall, the Groveland Boys, and the Dawn of a New America, which was awarded the Pulitzer Prize for General Nonfiction in 2013.   King is originally from Schenectady, New York. He has written about Supreme Court history and the death penalty for the New York Times and the Washington Post, and he is a featured contributor to Smithsonian magazine’s history blog, Past Imperfect.    Recent guests on the WordSmitten About the Books broadcast include Pulitzer Prize-winning authors Paul Harding (Tinkers), Jane Smiley (A Thousand Acres), Elizabeth Strout (Olive Kitteridge), and Edward P. Jones (The Known World).   Celebrated authors appearing include Tom Robbins (Even Cowgirls Get the Blues and B is for Beer), Orange Prize-winner Madeline Miller, and the late actor Tony Curtis (American Prince).    Visit our company's distinctive sites: www.About-the-Books.com www.WordSmittenMedia.com www.WordSmitten.com Offices in St. Petersburg, Florida :: 800-727-6214   Also, visit us on LinkedIn, Plaxo, RedRoom.com, Facebook, Twitter, and all our other social media sites, including Google Plus One. For a list of our monthly writing workshops, visit www.Meetup.com/WordSmitten.   (c) Copyright WordSmitten Media, Inc. All Rights Reserved.

  • 01:02

    Indie Books #75 (Martin Roy Hill)

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    Tune in and join me as I welcome this week's guest. 


    Author Martin Roy Hill joins me this week to talk about his books, including: Eden, Empty Places, The Killing Depths & Duty. 


    From his most recent release - Eden: A Sci-Fi Novella


    "If this is Paradise, how bad could Hell be?" A sandstorm uncovers a long buried secret in the Iraqi desert, an ancient Sumerian temple dating back at least 6,000 years to the beginning of civilization. An American army patrol sent to investigate the ruins is trapped inside the temple’s eroded walls, first by an insurgent ambush then by another, even more powerful sandstorm. When an enemy mortar shell blasts an opening into a hidden burial chamber, Captain Adam Cadman and his soldiers take refuge deep in the ruins. What they find hidden inside threatens to destroy every belief about the beginnings of mankind—as well as modern society as we know it.


    For more information about Martin Roy Hill and his books:


    http://www.amazon.com/Martin-Roy-Hill/e/B009FMHAR0


    http://www.martinroyhill.com

  • 01:14

    Indie Books #76 (Scott Pinsker)

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    Tune in and join me as I welcome this week's guest. 


    Author Scott Pinsker joins me this week to talk about his book, The Second Coming: A Love Story


    Two men claim to be the Second Coming of Christ. Each claims the other is Satan in disguise. But only one is telling the truth. In "The Second Coming: A Love Story," the devilish new novel by Scott Pinsker, the culture war between Red America and Blue America turns shockingly real when two self-declared saviors appear on earth. The first “messiah” attracts legions of liberal and secular-progressive followers with his message of New Age brotherhood, quickly becoming the darling of the left. The second “messiah” preaches fire-and-brimstone traditional Christianity, gaining a grassroots army of conservative worshipers ready to battle to the death. It’s finally happened: Red America and Blue America are headed for Armageddon! Novelist Scott Pinsker is a Tampa Bay-based celebrity publicist who has also written for FOXNews.com as a marketing expert. As Pinsker tells it: “Late one night I had an unsettling thought: If the Devil truly wanted to con mankind, he wouldn’t have a pitchfork and horns. All those horror movies have it wrong; a pitchfork and horns are bad marketing. Instead, his smartest strategy for activating new followers would be to appear as a holy man – and claim the faith of his target audience. Because if I were Satan’s publicist, that’s what I’d recommend.” 


    For more information about Scott Pinsker:


    http://www.secondcomingishere.com


    http://www.amazon.com/Scott-Pinsker/e/B00M2YRKZU

  • 00:59

    Sapphire J. Blue Chats with Author Richard K.P. Morrison about Books & Service

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    Richard K. P. Morrison is currently a senior at Sussex Technical High School in Georgetown Delaware where he is taking the Business Finance and Marketing Technical Course, and is competing on the school's State Business Professionals of America Team in the Prepared Speech, and Website Design Team Competitions.


    Richard has 5 books released to date, available on Amazon and since his first publication has donated all proceeds of his writing to Veteran Charities. Richard , started out with poetry with his first book From the Inside of the Mirror has since spread to short stories and now a novel working on his 6th book titled Another Day on Earth, which follows 24 characters throughout a single day, set to release on April 1st 2015. Richard is currently planning a rally to raise awareness for Veteran Suicide along with PTSD and TBI as well as fundraisers for local Veteran Charities. He plans to attend a 4-Year University and go through the Army's ROTC program to pursue a commission as an Infantry Officer in the United States Army. 


     


     

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