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  • 00:36

    The Author Chat Show with Lynda D. Brown

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    Best selling author Vanessa Davis Griggs makes her first appearance on the Author Chat Show to discuss her new re-release, Redeeming Waters.


    About the book:


    Redeeming Waters is a story about a mega gospel recording artist named King d.Avid who meets Brianna. Their paths cross again years later and you see them both dealing with some things during that time. As with all of us, we make decisions not realizing how deep the consequences of those actions may take us. This story shows how one decision can begin to snowball into something that’s hard to stop as it gains an avalanche of momentum. People will also learn things when it comes to the biblical telling of David and Bathsheba. 


    About the author:


    An author and motivational speaker who adores the power of words both written and spoken, at the end of 1996 this former BellSouth employee left 18 years of service and stepped out on faith as she pursues her purpose and passion—writing and speaking. Vanessa Davis Griggs resides in Irondale, a community just outside of Birmingham, Alabama. Among many recognitions and awards, she’s the 2014 AAMBC Christian Writer of the Year. Vanessa received a Certificate of Special Congressional Recognition March 2010 from Congressman Sanford D. Bishop, Jr. of Georgia. Her novel Forever Soul Ties was a 2012 RT Book Review nominee for Best Multicultural Fiction. The Other Side of Divine received RT Book Review’s highest recognition of 4.5 Stars and Top Pick! and was also an 2013 RT Book Review nominee for Best Multicultural Fiction.


     


     

  • 00:33

    The Author Chat Show with Lynda D. Brown

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    Meet author Ray Ortiz. Ray will be 'chatting' with me about his new book, Behind the Fog.


    About the book:


    This book is intended to demonstrate how we have a tendency to fall into a state of confusion and emotional roller coaster by our set of beliefs and the power we give into our Ego. The author shares personal experiences and techniques on how to moved beyond such state of mind. This book will give you the opportunity to challenge your status quo and provide you with the tools to perceives life circumstances from a place of self-empowerment.


    About the author:


    Ray Ortiz arrived at the age of 18 to Atlanta, Georgia with only $50.00 to his name, a piece of luggage, no family and no domain of the English language. The author shares in this book his experience of persistence and spiritual journey, which translated into great life lessons and tips. Due to his endeavors and accomplishments, he decided to become a writer, Life Coach, and Spiritual Counselor after a successful career in vary industries.

  • 00:36

    The Author Chat Show with Lynda D. Brown

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    Meet author Pam Webber. Pam is stopping by the Author Chat show to 'chat' with me about her new book, The Wiregrass: A Novel. I'll be chatting with Pam about character development, sense of place etc..


    About the book:


    Nettie has spent every summer of her life in the Southern Wiregrass town of Crystal Springs, Alabama. This year, she hopes the small town’s relaxed pace will give her a break from the unrelenting physical and emotional changes of puberty. But a chance encounter with Mitchell, a seductively handsome yet secretive young man, turns Nettie’s summer plans and her heart upside down. As their relationship grows, Nettie realizes Mitchell is harboring a dark and dangerous secret?one that, when revealed, rocks the core of the sleepy little town and has Nettie and those she loves running for their lives.


    About the author:


    Pam Webber is an author and nationally certified nurse practitioner and award-winning university level nursing educator. She has published numerous articles, and co-authored four editions of a nursing textbook. Pam resides in Virginia's Northern Shenandoah Valley with her husband, Jeff. The Wiregrass is her first novel.

  • 00:37

    The Author Chat Show with Lynda D. Brown

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    Meet Shannon Upton. I'll be 'chatting' with her about her new book, Building Your House: A Faithful Mom's Guide to Organizing Home & Family.


    About the book: 


    Get ready to organize your home in a new way!


    You can clear out your spiritual clutter as you organize your home. Christian speaker, blogger, and author Shannon Upton is back to help you build your house with Jesus as the perfect cornerstone.  Through her conversational style, fun anecdotes, and step-by-step guides, you’ll learn how to establish the perfect amount of structure for you and your family.  You’ll find concrete ideas with a strong foundation in scripture, giving you the tools you need to joyfully tackle your belongings, routines, and family.  


    About the author:


    Shannon Upton is a Christian speaker, blogger, and the author of two Organizing You books.  She helps women use a little organization to clear out their spiritual clutter so they can enjoy their families and grow closer to the Lord.  You can find out more about Shannon and her ministry at OrganizingJesusMoms.com.  

  • 00:33

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    Author Peter Mack stops by the show to discuss his two latests books, Filthy: Innocence Lost and Licks: Dirty, Nasty, Daddy


    About the books:


    Filthy: Los Angeles. 1984. Dawn of the crack era. Raymond is 14 years old when he goes to live with his grandmother. When his uncle Curt gets out of prison and teaches him to sell cocaine, what follows is a summer of sex, violence, money and murder. Filthy is based on a true story. It is recipient of a PEN American Center book prize. 


    Licks:


    A full trilogy that begins with the kidnap of a murderous drug dealer's wife. After Stash is arrested for murdering a crooked narc it is up to Starla to get him out, blackmailing a judge and exposing an underworld of sexual fetish.


    About the author:


    Peter Mack is the pen name of Isiko Cooks. He is author of several novels. He is from Los Angeles, California.
     


     

  • 00:20

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    Meet author Izzy Church chats with me about her book, Angry Movie Guy.


    About the book:


    ANGRY MOVIE GUY is an off-beat film industry romantic comedy novel with a exuberant cast of characters. It flawlessly blends witty dialogue, inadequacy, self-hatred and a comfortable familiarity with types that we somewhat already know.

    Angry Movie Guys is about Charlie Zimmerman, an awkward film reviewer who chooses to become a sensational verbally incontinent film critic known as the "Angry Movie Guy" to achieve fame and success. When his biting review and explosive T.V. fit threatens to destroy the career of Alexa, an absent minded fiery independent filmmaker whom Charlie has fallen in love with he must re-examine his personal life and career. This event serves as a catalyst for his Grinch-like personal redemption. More in touch with his feelings, Charlie relentlessly pursues Alexa like a love-struck fool while Harry, the lewd producer of his show unrelentingly plots against the budding romance using the “bad- publicity" model as his tool to keep them apart. Charlie won’t give up with out a fight! In the end, he is able to move beyond his egocentric personality and win the heart of Alexa. ANGRY MOVIE GUY is an off-beat film industry romantic comedy novel with a exuberant cast of characters. It flawlessly blends witty dialogue, inadequacy, self-hatred and a comfortable familiarity with types that we somewhat already know.

    About the author:


    Isabella "Izzy" Church is an actress, singer, and writer: born in Sacramento, California, USA who is focused on film, television and music. Izzy attended Marymount Manhattan College graduating Magna Cum Laude with a degree in Communication Arts, specializing in writing for film and television. To further her writing career she interned at DreamWorks for the head of the film and television department. 

  • 00:17

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    Meet author Donn Kizzee. He's stopping by the Author Chat Show to discuss his new book, Throwaways: What Life Teaches When You're Not Looking.


    About the book:


    Homelessness is a national problem,that despite the best efforts of many nationally 
    and worldwide continues to escalate. In Throwaways" we go behind the veil to look 
    at homelessness from the inside out. It is a view only known to those that have 
    lived it. By using stories that range from funny to sad to heart wrenching we get 
    an up close and personal look at a world many of us think we no but very few of us 
    actually do.


     

  • 00:41

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    Meet author Lila Holley. She's stopping by the Author Chat show to discuss her new book, Camouflaged Sisters.


    About the book:


    Many see their glory, but don’t know their story.


    Camouflaged Sisters chronicles the courageous path of fourteen women who overcame various internal and external struggles during their military careers. These veterans give open accounts of how they adapted, achieved work-life balance, relied on their faith, and used mentorship as a vital tool in their success pre- and post-military career.


    Expect to be inspired by black women who fight for our homeland, while simultaneously battling to protect and preserve the assets most important to them. If you’re entering, serving or transitioning back into civilian life, this guide is a must read to support you in your honorable journey. 


    About the author:


    Lila Holley is a Transitioning Veterans Coach and the founder of BecomeABattleBuddy.online, an online program and community to assist                    veterans with transitioning from military life to civilian life.                                                         Learn more at www.LilaHolley.com

  • 00:24

    The Author Chat Show with Lynda D. Brown

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    Author Peter Mack stops by the show to discuss his two latests books, Filthy: Innocence Lost and Licks: Dirty, Nasty, Daddy


    About the books:


    Filthy: Los Angeles. 1984. Dawn of the crack era. Raymond is 14 years old when he goes to live with his grandmother. When his uncle Curt gets out of prison and teaches him to sell cocaine, what follows is a summer of sex, violence, money and murder. Filthy is based on a true story. It is recipient of a PEN American Center book prize. 


    Licks:


    A full trilogy that begins with the kidnap of a murderous drug dealer's wife. After Stash is arrested for murdering a crooked narc it is up to Starla to get him out, blackmailing a judge and exposing an underworld of sexual fetish.


    About the author:


    Peter Mack is the pen name of Isiko Cooks. He is author of several novels. He is from Los Angeles, California.
     

  • 00:31

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    Author Marcus Hammonds 'chats' with me about his new book, God, Technology & Us: How Our Digital Life Affects Our Faith


    About the book:


    God, Technology, & Us is an eye-opening and intriguing analysis of how we all use personal technology and the implications that behavior has for our relationship with God. This timely, thought-provoking book sheds light for Christians struggling to deal with the feelings of distraction and disconnection that can be brought about by digital living. Fortune 100 Innovation Strategist and Christian Educator Marcus Hammonds looks at how we use digital tools, such as social media, smartphones, and the Internet, and contrasts that with the behavior of individuals in the biblical narrative. With the Bible as his guide, Hammonds diagnoses the heart of our issues with technology. He then offers suggestions for how we can change our relationship with technology for the sake of our worship of God.


    About the author:


    Marcus Hammonds is a Fortune 100 innovation strategist and trained Christian educator. For more than a decade, he has helped consumer product companies figure out both where the world is headed, and what new products will we need when we get there. Also an accomplished engineer and inventor, Marcus also holds several US and international patents. 
     

  • 00:22

    The Author Chat Show with Lynda D. Brown

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    Meet author Chris Mason. He'll be 'chatting' with me today about his book, Entrepreneur in a Box


    About the book:


    Are you one of the millions having trouble making ends meet. If you are slowing nodding agreement on the inside then Entrepreneur in a Box: A Guide to the Best Ways to Make Money on the Internet may just be what you’re looking for. If you have a skill or clutter that needs to find a new home than this book can help you.


    About the author:


    The greatest joy of writing for me is the journey. Other writers know what I mean. You start with an idea and you watch it grow and change along the way. Just like a Bonsai tree grow and takes shape. As the author you prune off what is not needed and guide this idea till it takes its final shape as a book. I also get buzz when someone says my writing was able to help them in some way.