• 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.


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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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  • 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"


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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.

  • 00:33

    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

  • 01:07

    Indie Books #79 (Charles Salzberg)

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


    Author, journalist and acclaimed writing instructor Charles Salzberg joins me this week to talk about his books, including: Swann's Lake of Despair, Swann Dives In, Swann's Last Song & Devil in the Hole. 


    From Swann's Lake of Despair:


    When rare photos‚ a scandalous diary‚ and a beautiful woman all go missing at once‚ the stage is set for three challenging cases for Henry Swann. It begins with an offer to partner up with his slovenly‚ unreliable frenemy‚ Goldblatt. The disbarred lawyer-turned-"facilitator" would provide the leads and muscle‚ while Swann would do all the fancy footwork. A lost diary by a free-loving Jazz Age flapper is worth enough to someone that Swann takes a beat down on an abandoned boardwalk. Pilfered photos of Marilyn Monroe propel him deep into the past of an alcoholic shutterbug‚ his wife; and he's hired to search for a lonely writer's runaway girlfriend. The cases converge and collide in a finale that lifts the curtain on crucial‚ deadly facts of life for everyone -- including Swann himself. 


    For more info on Charles Salzberg and his books:


    http://www.charlessalzberg.com/


    http://www.amazon.com/Charles-Salzberg/e/B001IXO1TE


     

  • 00:58

    Indie Books #80 (David Robert)

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


    Author David Robert joins me this week to talk about his book: Wanderlush.


    When David, a self-proclaimed anxiety-ridden introvert, convinces himself he’s dying of cancer, he invites his delightfully unpredictable, -popping, chardonnay-swilling mother on a series of international good-bye vacations. By doing so, he unwittingly opens a Pandora’s Box of hilarious and humiliating events that will test just how far they are willing to go to get a laugh.


    David knows the trips will be anything but boring because he and his mom have been causing a scene for as long as he can remember. He describes her as a cross between Bea Arthur and Karen Walker from Will and Grace, and she is notorious for bending the rules.


    But nothing can prepare him for escapades that include digging his mom out of a rain gutter in Costa Rica and being dragged across the Arabian Desert by a psychotic camel named Forrest Hump. As the vacations unfold, David discovers that although he and his mom are having the time of their life, she is ready to share a secret that will change everything.


    For more about David Robert:


    http://www.amazon.com/David-Robert/e/B00MZXUTXS


    http://www.wanderlushthebook.com/

  • 00:45

    WebbWeaver Books Proudly Presents: Author Keith Steinbaum

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    THE POE CONSEQUENCE:


       In a section of Los Angeles near Dodger Stadium, two rival gangs rule the streets. For the Alvarado Street Diablos, it's been a year since the murder of one of their closest members at the hands of their sworn enemy, the North Rampart Lobos. A drive-by killing in his honor is planned, but things go wrong and an innocent bystander is the victim. Several hours later the one who pulled the trigger suffers a horrifying death, caused by something never before seen in its uniqueness. Many more such cases follow, all involving only these two gangs among the hundreds throughout the city. And each death occurs at the same time of day. The exact same time of day. What can these two enemies do to survive against an unstoppable power intent on their mutual destruction? How is a gang-hating young boy's attempt to save the life of a gang member tied into preventing a loved one's soul from eternal damnation? What does a mysterious psychic's prophecy conveyed earlier in New Orleans have to do with all of this? Exploring both the darkness and hope that define our emotions, The Poe Consequence integrates social and ethnic divisions through acts of fate and supernatural horror for the reader to observe and imagine.

  • 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.
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  • 01:03

    Fully Persuaded about Body Stewardship w/ Jackie Dixon

    in Self Help

    Jackie Dixon is the head of VLX, a media and coaching organization focused on delivering information about body, beauty and relationships to women around the world. Jackie is a model, writer, and women’s coach, and she frequently speaks at women’s conferences and young adult events. She has a passion for seeing women flourish in the lifestyle of health and vitality they were made for, and a knack for handling these topics in a way that is both edgy and accessible. Jackie graduated with highest honors (Phi Beta Kappa) from Johns Hopkins University – earning a dual degree in Scientific and Medical Writing, and French Literature. She holds her Masters degree in Communication, Culture and Technology from Georgetown University. She and her husband David, an active duty pilot in the military, are based in New Orleans

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