• 00:34

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

    in Books

    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
    www.WordSmittenMedia.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.


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

  • 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

    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.

  • 00:33

    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

  • 00:35

    About the Books :: Brooklyn Publisher Johnny Temple

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    On March 16, 2014, Kate Sullivan interviews Johnny Temple, publisher and editor-in-chief of Akashic Books. He is also the chair of the Brooklyn Literary Council, which works with Brooklyn's borough president to plan the annual Brooklyn Book Festival in September.


    This award-winning Brooklyn-based independent company publishes urban literary fiction and political nonfiction. The interview includes a discussion of his publication of the notorious "Go the F*** to Sleep" and "Not for Everyday Use"--a memoir by Elizabeth Nunez. Johnny Temple, an avant-garde book publisher, is known for evocative taste, for break-out books, and for his renaissance humanism regarding publishing and music. 


    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.



    Visit our company's distinctive sites:
    About-the-Books.com
    WordSmittenMedia.com
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    WordSmitten® is a registered trademark of WordSmitten Media, Inc., a Florida Corporation.

  • 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.

  • 00:32

    WordSmitten :: About the Books :: Scent of Scandal

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      Smuggling orchids, selling orchids for more than $10,000 (each) for rare plants, and government agents who track illegal import/export activities.   It's all part of Craig Pittman's book, The Scent of Scandal. Pittman, a 20-year veteran newspaper reporter and author, uncovered the sordid and soiled (okay, we couldn't resist it) details of the world of orchid smugglers, growers, and international traders of these exotic flowers.    Pittman, author of The Scent of Scandal: Greed, Betrayal, and the World's Most Beautiful Orchid, appears on the WordSmitten About the Books broadcast on April 7.    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).    WordSmitten 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   For a list of our monthly writing workshops, visit www.Meetup.com/WordSmitten.   (c) Copyright WordSmitten Media, Inc. All Rights Reserved.

  • 01:06

    Indie Books Show #65 (Gary Reilly)

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    Tune in and join me as I welcome this week's guests.
    This week, I'll be doing my first posthumous interview.  No, I won't be speaking to the author from the other side (that's another blogtalk radio category).  I will be interviewing two gentlemen who knew Gary Reilly very well in life and were given the approval to seek publication for his books after his death.
    When he was alive, Gary Reilly devoted his life to perfecting his writing - not seeking agent or publishers. He posthumously gave his books into the hands of Mike Keefe, a retired political cartoonist and Pulitzer Prize winner, and Mark Stevens, a former journalist and acclaimed author in Colorado, for publishing. 
    Of the first five titles – “The Asphalt Warrior,” “Ticket to Hollywood,” “The Heart of Darkness Club,” “Home for the Holidays” and “Doctor Lovebeads” – two hit No. 1 on the Denver area bestsellers list and two have been nominated for the Colorado Book Award.
    Tune in Friday at11AM EST or listen to the archive.
    For more information about Gary Reilly and his books:
    http://www.amazon.com/Gary-Reilly/e/B0085XDK1U
    http://theasphaltwarrior.com/
    https://www.goodreads.com/author/show/5814651.Gary_Reilly

  • 00:08

    Talking About Christian People and others

    in Religion

    On this show today we will be talking about Christian People 

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