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Sunny Frazier trained as a journalist and wrote for a city newspaper, military and law enforcement publications. After working 17 years with the Fresno Sheriff's Department, 11 spent as Girl Friday with an undercover narcotics team, it dawned on her that mystery writing was her real calling. Both “Fools Rush In” and “Where Angels Fear” are based on actual cases with a bit of astrology, a habit Frazier has developed over the past 42 years. To learn more, go to http://www.sunnyfrazier.com
Nicole Murray is a creative writer by passion, training, and profession. She is a Columbia College graduate with a degree in Fiction Writing and Marketing. Nicole’s dual Gemini personality helps her pursue creative writing as a personal profession.Nicole explores the creative landscape of the mind to craft fiction out of real emotion. She currently writes short stories, novels, poems, and screen plays. Autumn’s Child is her first novel.
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"I am hurting. Fractured in places stitches can't heal." Autumn’s Child tells the desperate story of Layla, as a young and naive twelve year-old girl. Over ten critical years, her life quickly changes like the colors of the trees in autumn. The accidental death of her parents forces her to abandon her religious, middle-class lifestyle. She moves to the inner city of Chicago with her grandmother and aunt, her only living relatives. Layla tries to approach her new life with optimism, but the perfections of her past life haunt her tormented journey. After coming to grips with the reality over the years that her only aunt despises her, Layla soon discovers that she may secretly hold the keys to helping her aunt’s diminishing health in her hands. Layla’s faith and sanity are continuously tested as she matures throughout each season of her life. She stumbles through her newfound reality while learning how to play the distinct set of cards she’s been dealt. Layla’s neighbor and best friend, Shay, helps guide her from adolescence into adulthood. Autumn’s Child chronicles a life on the opposite side of the coin; where friendships grow out of tragedy, and the pressure of a marginalized life weighs heavily on pure souls. Layla must make many compromising decisions, all while perpetually asking the reader, What would you do?
Our guest wasn't able to join Kori today. Instead, Kori discussed NaNoWriMo 2014, being a reformed pantser, and her upcoming virtual launch party for Dante, her first children's book.
The Dec. 23rd date that she mentioned has been filled.
She's accepting guests for Jan-March 2015, so get in touch via the Back Porch Writer website. Kori also is lining up a series of Sunday seminars for Scribe Talk. Check the website for more information.
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Nancy Lynn Jarvis was a Santa Cruz, California, Realtor for twenty-five years but was having so much fun writing that she let her license lapse in May of 2013.
After earning a BA in behavioral science from San Jose State University, she worked in the advertising department of the San Jose Mercury News. A move to Santa Cruz meant a new job as a librarian and later a stint as the business manager of Shakespeare/Santa Cruz. Nancy's work history reflects her philosophy: people should try something radically different every few years. Writing is her newest adventure.
She put Regan, Tom , and Dave from the Regan McHenry Real Estate Mysteries Series on hiatus to write Mags and the AARP Gang, a comedy/adventure about a group of octogenarian would-be bank robbers, but she missed her characters, so they're back to solve another murder in recently released "The Murder House."
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Gregory S. Lamb Recently retired from his first profession, now he is a writer with credibility. Basking in the anonymity of his age. Greg is a collector of stories. Many of them are garnered from the people he meets while adventuring near and far.
Greg’s fictional characters are true to life and shape the plots for the novel ideas that burn in his mind. He is an author who must write in order to maintain a happy lifestyle.
The Lamb’s home is Portland, Oregon. Greg and his wife Cindy enjoy spending time with their bulldog, who is being raised by a geriatric Siamese feline. When he isn’t writing, Greg can be found on the sands of northern Oregon’s beaches, where he plays Blue Grass fiddle tunes on his banjo while his dog chases seagulls.
The Lambs have three grown sons. To learn about upcoming releases of Greg’s novels, visit AEC Stellar Publishing, Inc on the web at AECStellar.com.
Be sure to also visit Gregory S. Lamb on Amazon’s Author Central and read what he’s been up to his author blog.
Margaret Lukas is an instructor at the University of Nebraska-Omaha. She teaches creative writing in the Writer’s Workshop Program. She received her BFA from UNO’s Writer’s Workshop in 2004. In 2007 Margaret received her MFA from Rainier Writing Workshop in Tacoma, Washington.
She is a recipient of a 2009 Nebraska Art Council Individual Artist Fellowship.
She is a contributor to NEBRASKAland magazine and an editor for the quarterly literary journal, Fine Lines. Her writing also appears online and in the 2012 anthology, On Becoming, published by the University of Nebraska Press.
Her award-winning short story, “The Yellow Bird,” was made into The Yellow Bird, a short film and premiered at the Cannes Film Festival.
Farthest House is her first novel.
Author and teacher, Christine Amsden returns to the Back Porch tonight. We're talking about Gods, Goddesses, and the trouble they cause.
Kori also tells you what you may have missed and who's coming up on Back Porch Writer next!
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What do moonshine, motorbikes, misteltoe, and mountain mystery mail have to do with funerals, folklore, feline detectives, singing hounds, and secret blueberry patches? Nothing. That is until our hero and narrator, the ultimate fish-out-of-water, British folklorist, Dr. Tom Watson, finds himself doing post doctoral research in Appalachian Virginia. At first appalled by the absurdity of the language and lifestyle of the simple mountain community of Caney Forks, Dr. Watson falls in with and under the spell of beautiful mountain conjure woman and private detective, Shirley Combs and her feline companion, “Whassup?” Together they set out to solve the little mysteries of Caney Forks as this “Dr. Watson” learns to respect mountain wisdom and culture. Part farce, part detective story, part anthropological dive into the folkways of a culture and way of life that is slipping away, The Curious Case of the Conjure Woman is a wild ride.
Jerry Piell is an author and art dealer from England.
Tony Wilkins is the host of the Internet sensation Small Business Forum Radio , reaching nearly 125,000 listeners worldwide. Mr. Wilkins is also the publisher of Small Business Forum Magazine, Foodie Quarterly, The Writers Circle and Podium Magazine. He the host of The Tony Wilkins Show on livestream.com. He's authored three books: Telemarketing Success for Small and Mid-Size Firms, The Single Person's Cookbooks, and Surviving the Economy: Practical Tips from Small Business Owners Around the World.
Leo Adam Biga is an Omaha-based blogger, nonfiction author and award-winning journalist. His 2012 book Alexander Payne: His Journey in Film is a collection of his extensive journalism about the Oscar-winning filmmaker. Additionally, Biga is the coeditor of Memories of the Jewish Midwest: Mom and Pop Grocery Stores and the author of two e-books for the Omaha Public Schools.
The University of Nebraska at Omaha graduate contributes articles to newspapers and magazines. The former film programmer frequently writes about film and other art and culture subjects. His work's been recognized by his peers at the local, regional and national levels.
He's nearing completion on the biography of a Catholic priest who served marginalized populations around the world and he continues researching a new project on Nebraska's film heritage. A new edition of the Payne book is in-progress.
Sample his eclectic work at leoadambiga.wordpress.com or www.facebook.com/LeoAdamBiga.
We're wrapping up our Thrillerfest month with our very own show host! Back Porch Writer host and author, Kori D. Miller discusses the creation of her book, Deadly Sins: A Dezeray Jackson Mini-Series.
Kori began publishing her essays and short stories in 2007. Since then, she's published two books. The first, My life in black and white: A book of experiences, and then Deadly Sins. She enjoys writing essays about everyday life experiences as a non-white woman in America, but also loves escapism. Chalk that up to her Gemini nature! Ms. Miller writes mysteries for middle grade and adult readers, and general ficton for children.
When she isn't writing, or thinking about writing, Kori spends time with her family, and is the owner of The Tea Trove.
A.K. Kuykendall was born in Albany, Georgia, but grew up as a military brat on the Kaneohe Bay Marine Corps Base Hawaii (MCBH), and later at the Camp Lejeune Marine Corps Base in Jacksonville, North Carolina. He is married and is the proud father of three sons. His true passion in life is writing thought-provoking novels that blend the concepts of fact and fiction. Visit the author's website at http://www.thewriterofbooks.com
The Possession is a dark, horror story, a psychological thriller, and a labyrinthine cryptogram that the reader must unravel one scene at a time. With no way to tell what is truth and what is fiction from Gregory’s perspective, the reader is led to wonder how much of this novel is autobiographical information from the real author’s perspective, taking the horror factor from the realm of fiction into the realm of possibility. As part one of the Writer’s Block Trilogy, The Possession leaves the reader on the edge of his seat, chewing his nails, anxiously waiting for a resolution.
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