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  • 01:00

    Getting To Know Romantic Times Book Reviews Founder Kathryn Falk

    in Romance

    Kathryn Falk is a woman who knows how to engage and educate readers, reviewers, authors, and publishers. Her Magazine, Romantic Times Book Reviews, is a much sought after publication. The magazine provides intriguing articles and a wealth of information. The Romantic Times Book Reviews is one of the go to magazines in the publishing industry.  
    Kathryn is also the founder of the highly regarded and extremely successful Romantic Times Booklovers Convention. The RT Convention is a power packed extravaganza. Those in attendance are treated to literary delights, workshops, swag bags, panel discussions and lots of literary dropping fun!  
    Kathryn is also an advocate for integrity within the publishing industry. Therefore, she pulls no punches when she encounters ills that place blight on publishing.  She wants the industry to continue to flourish and cultivate the next generation of writers, publishers, event planners, and editors. 


     

  • 00:55

    Getting to know author Samantha Chase, Delaney Diamond, Laura Browning

    in Writing

    New York Times and USA Today Bestseller/contemporary romance writer Samantha Chase released her debut novel, Jordan's Return, in November 2011. Although she waited until she was in her 40's to publish for the first time, writing has been a lifelong passion. Her motivation to take that step was her students: teaching creative writing to elementary age students all the way up through high school and encouraging those students to follow their writing dreams gave Samantha the confidence to take that step as well. With twenty-three titles currently to her name, she has no plans to slow down.


    Laura Browning after graduating from the University of Missouri School of Journalism,she worked for more than two decades in television news, both on camera and behind the scenes. It's a fascinating, exciting business. However, she always loved making up my own stories rather than reporting the stories of others. So, she changed gears and began teaching English. The altered pace allowed me to ramp up my love of writing fiction.


    Delaney was born and raised in the U.S. Virgin Islands. She has been an avid reader for as long as she can remember,  She readher first romance novel at the age of 11. Back then, they weren’t nearly as racy as they are now.


    She  wrote my first romance novel at the age of 14 and received rave reviews from my friends. She tapped out 89 pages on a typewriter and called it Captured Heart. Eighty-nine pages on a typewriter with no revisions. She couldn’t do that today. Thank goodness for Microsoft Word. In 2008 I started freelance writing, and in 2009 she gave fiction writing a try again, which resulted in my debut novel, The Arrangement.


     

  • 00:44

    Getting to Know Authors Chanta Rand, Lena Hart, and Valerie Twombly

    in Books

    Shades of Desire - Ten titillating tales from USA Today, bestselling and award-winning authors. Step into the world of some of the freshest voices in romance. From spicy secrets to sweet second chances. Come find your perfect shade of desire.


    Award winning and best selling author Valerie Twombly grew up watching Dark Shadows over her mother’s shoulder, and from there her love of the fanged creatures blossomed. Today, Valerie has decided to take her darker, sensual side and put it to paper. When she is not busy creating a world full of steamy, hot men and strong, seductive women, she juggles her time between a full-time job, hubby and her two German shepherd dogs, in Northern IL. Valerie is a member of Romance Writers of America and Fantasy, Futuristic and Paranormal Romance Writers.


    Lena Hart is a Florida native currently living in the Harlem edge of New York City. She is an active member of the Romance Writers of America organization, including the NYC and CIMRWA special interest chapter. Though Lena enjoys reading a variety of romance genres, she mainly writes sensual interracial romances with a flare of suspense and mystery.


    Chanta Jefferson Rand is an Emma Award winning Debut Author of the Year, a multi-published, best-selling author of sizzling-hot romance, and the former host of The Chanta Rand Show. An avid reader of all genres, she stepped onto the scene in 2010 with her first published historical romance, Pharaoh's Desire. Soon after, she joined Romance Writers of America. 


     

  • 00:20

    Getting to Know Author Mary Ann Perez'

    in Lifestyle

    “Running in Heels” is more than a memoir. This is a promise of hope and survival to anyone who woke up hungry and went to bed hungrier every day, for anyone who was abandoned as a child or an adult, for every wife who has loved a husband who left bruises on her heart and on her body.



    “Running in Heels – A Memoir of Grit and Grace” is When I was Puerto Rican meets Glass Castle. This memoir is the journey of a coming-of-age Puerto Rican girl seeking love and security with her difficult mother in an impoverished home who becomes a teenage bride to an abusive man twice her age. Can she overcome insurmountable obstacles of poverty, racism, alcoholism, violence, and abandonment while hope is shattered time after time

  • 00:19

    Scott Peterson 10 years later Bonus Tom Mesereau!!!

    in Entertainment

    Tom Mesereau talks about The Scott Peterson trial 10 years Later  Scott Peterson is best known as the man who murdered his eight-month pregnant wife, Laci, in 2002. A jury sentenced him to death by lethal injection in 2005,


    eterson had been represented before his arraignment by Kirk McAllister, a veteran criminal defense attorney from Modesto, California. He told Judge Nancy Ashley at arraignment that he could not afford a private attorney. This is bonus from the original show  on King Jordan Radio , 


     


     

  • 00:50

    Getting to Know Authors Marcia King-Gamble and Lacha Scott Mitchell

    in Books

     Gamble fell in love with romance after reading my first Mills and Boon book at age six. She has degrees in psychology and theater were obtained in the United States which she has lived  for most of her life. she  made a comfortable living as a travel industry executive.Since 1998  Gamble has been published by Kensington, BET and St. Martin’s Press and Harlequin. She now self publishes. 


    Lacha' self-published her memoir, Cancer The Silent Storm, Destiny's Child book series Volumes One and Two. As of February 2014, she was signed to the Urban Christian Imprint of Urban Books, owned by Best Selling author Carl Weber. Lacha' finds solace in her writing and had even started a blog to share some of her writing a few years back. Lacha' is married with four beautiful daughters and one grandson.

  • 02:01

    NVT WEST: ONE YEAR LATER

    in Music

    Join The Collective as they reflect on the first year of NVT WEST. Although there were not a lot of shows, the shows that did air made some impact. This coming year will mark a new beginning for the NVT WEST Collective. Oh...and be sure to check out the music and a couple of folks stopping by....

  • 00:57

    Getting to Know Mary Leo, Iris B0lling, and Misha Elliot

    in Romance

    Mishae Elliot uses writing as a way to entertain, release, and educate. Her books have given her the opportunity to discuss and release emotions that run deep. She is a lover of life and reading. Often you can find her at book events wooing the readers.


    The award winning Iris Bolling is a person who does not like to set limits. Her characters and her books have taken readers in a land of book heaven. In addition, she has managed to create a televison platform for her work. She is in plans to help other authors to reallize their dreams.


    USA Today Bestselling Author, Mary Leo, is always planting a seed of interest in her readers. Her romance books captivates audiences and leaves them waiting for her next release.

  • 01:02

    Past Performance: Why Failed Ideas Succeed Later

    in Technology

    A decade and a half ago, WebVan, a same-day grocery delivery service, crashed and burned in what was probably the most spectacular failure of the original dot-com bust. Many lessons were learned from the Webvan story, but were they the right lessons? Today Amazon, Wal-Mart and others are scaling up same-day delivery while a company like Deliv might just be the next Uber.


    What happened? What changed?


    Hosts Phil Bowermaster and Stephen Gordon explore some of the possible differences between the world of WebVan and our world by looking at some interesting current news items:


    Consider Pitching A “Virtual Startup” To Your Boss


    How successful people work less—and get more done


    Nest CEO Tony Fadell on the Future of the Internet


    In 2025, IKEA Thinks Your Kitchen Will Include Drones


    Wait, what does any of this have to do with same-day delivery? Tune in and explore.


    (WT 114)

  • 00:26

    The Iran nuclear deal a week later plus the Obama foreign policy

    in Politics

    GUEST:  Jim Yardley, contributor Canada Free Press, American Thinker and editor of Patriot Dreams, joins me for a discussion of the Iran deal a week later.....there are some serious conflciting signals from Iran and the US.....Plus.....we will look at the recent confrontations between Senator Paul and some in the media.....are Democrat friendly journalists starting to play the gender card on behalf of the Clinton campaign.....


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  • 00:43

    Getting to Know NAACP 2015 Image Award Nominee and Entrepreneur Gwen Richardson

    in Entrepreneur

    Gwen Richardson is an author, publicist and entrepreneur.  As an author, she has five published books, four non-fiction and one fiction.  101 Scholarship Applications: What It Takes to Obtain a Debt-Free College Education was nominated for a 2015 NAACP Image Award.


    As an entrepreneur, Gwen is co-founder of Cushcity.com, the world’s largest African-American Internet retailer with over 20,000 products online.  Gwen and her husband, Willie, established Cushcity.com in 1998. The web site receives more than 1 million hits per month and has thousands of customers in all 50 states and internationally.  She has been an entrepreneur for more than 20 years.


    Prior to establishing Cushcity, she and Willie published a national public affairs magazine, Headway, and she served as the publication’s editor. She was a monthly columnist for USA Today from 1996 to 1999, and her commentaries have also been published in the above-referenced daily newspapers, as well as the Detroit Free Press, Dallas Morning News and the Amarillo Globe-Times.  She has also been published in Editor & Publisher, Investor's Business Daily and Emergemagazine (which published in the 1990s).


    In addition, Gwen is co-founder and national coordinator of the National Black Book Festival.  This annual event, held in Houston, Texas, attracts over 100 African-American authors from across the U.S. and is the largest indoor gathering of Black authors in the world

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