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    Books of Excellence with Author Bonnie Kaye

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    Tonight Bonnie Kaye welcomes Lorraine Pestell, author of the six part serialized book "A Life Singular." Lorraine was born in London and has had a successful career as an Information Technology professional in the UK, US, Europe, Singapore, and more recently Australia.  She currently resides in Melbourne, Victoria.


    Although working full-time, Lorraine is a passionate volunteer for several organizations, including serving on the Boards of non-profit organizations, being a mentor for The Smith Family's iTrack program and providing project management assistance to The School Volunteer Program.  She finds that volunteering time and energy to those less fortunate is an effective antidote to life-long depression and the symptoms of Post-Traumatic Stress Disorder.


    The idea for "A Life Singular" originated when Lorraine was 14 years old, and the story has continued to develop since then.  However, three years ago, a new element of the plot triggered a sudden urge to complete the novel, and since then the story has evolved into six separate parts. The book tells the story of a successful celebrity writing his autobiography after the tragic loss of his wife. 


    In essence a love story, the central themes of the "A Life Singular"  serial are triumph over mental illness, the choices we make between right and wrong, the relentless passage of time and how each affects the other.  Some of life's lessons are harder to learn, and some amazing opportunities easier to take.  The trick is always to understand the consequences of our choices, before it's too late...


    This is a program for independent authors who are part of the Books of Excellence Coop. Other independent authors are welcomed as time allows.

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    Bonnie Kaye welcomes author Michelle Manning who authored the book Siding With Plato. She was raised in Valencia, California and is a graduate of Arizona State University where she majored in journalism. She worked in the fields of public relations, marketing, social media, and finally to entertainment news.


    Siding With Plato is a romantic laugh-out-loud chick lit novel about being young, beautiful, and a seriously hot mess! Brooke Aarons can't get to college fast enough. Leaving behind her small town life, she intends to transform herself into a brilliant psychologist at the University of Texas, with no distractions to slow her down. But when she finds herself on a double date with the school's notorious playboy - and worse, enjoying it - Brooke has to wonder if she's the one who needs her head examined. James Cartwright's overly glorified jock status, endless bucks, and long line of willing girls should make him a non-starter for Brooke, but as she learns, the psychology behind a bad crush is a whole lot messier of a subject. Maybe Plato was right. Maybe love is a serious mental disease . . . If so there better be a cure before Brooke gets herself in too deep.


    This show is a program for independent authors. It was created for the authors in the Books of Excellence Coop found at www.BooksofExcellence.com; however the show welcomes independent authors and entertainers as time permits

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    Bonnie Kaye's guest tonight, Nelson O. Ottenhausen, a retired Army officer at the rank of Lt. Colonel, is an accomplished poet, novelist and short story author published nationally in periodicals and anthologies.  His book of poetry, Flowers, Love & Other Things (2005), is a selected collection of his own previous published poetry and short stories. He is also working with a movie company to produce his book, Jugs & Bottles, into a film for 2014.


    One short story, A Fish Story, is featured in the popular Chicken Soup series, Chicken Soup for the Fisherman’s Soul now available in book stores.   


    He has six published novels, Civil War II, (2004), The Blue Heron (2012), The Killing Zone: Evil’s Playground (2007), Jugs & Bottles (2009) The Sin Slayer (2010) and The Naked Warrior (2012). 


     

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    Bonnie's guest tonight is author Ilene Shepard Smiddy who wrote the book Daughter of Shiloh. Ilene is a Missouri native whose veins flow with some Cherokee blood and whose heart beats with the Cherokee spirit. She has had a lifelong interest in Native American history and early settlers of Missouri. This, her first novel, is based on the true story of one of these pioneer women.


    After a long career of travel and customer service with Trans World Airlines, she retired in rural Missouri to fulfill her dream of writing, and to spend time with her three grandchildren--Casey, Cheston, and Claira Jane.


    Bonnie Kaye hosts this show which features independent authors and performers. Most of the authors are from The Books of Excellence Co-op which you can view at www.BooksofExcellence.com. Other independenet authors and performers are guests as time allows. '

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    Bonnie Kaye's guest tonight is author Tim Smith, an award-winning bestselling author. His books range from romantic mystery/thriller to contemporary erotic romance. He is also a freelance photographer. When he isn't pursuing those two careers he can often be found in The Florida Keys, indulging his passion for parasailing between research and seeking out the perfect Pina Colada or Mojito!


    Tonight Tim will talk about his newest book being released this week Who Gets the Friends? This is a romantic comedy that is loosely based on actual events. It does contain some explicit sex scenes for people who like to sizzle when they read!


     


     


    Bonnie Kaye hosts this show which features independent authors and performers. Most of the authors are from The Books of Excellence Co-op which you can view at www.BooksofExcellence.com. Other independenet authors and performers are guests as time allows. '

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    Bonnie Kaye is joined by guest Richard Shain Cohen of Cape Elizabeth, Maine. Richard is originally from Boston. He retired from the University of Maine at Presque Isle after serving as Vice President of Academic Affairs and Professor of English. He holds B.S., M.A., and Ph.D. degrees.


    Richard served as editor of the journal Husson Review and was principal participant in a National Endowment for the Arts Grant for "Images of Aroostook" that was exhibited throughout the State of Maine. 


    Tonight Richard will be discussing his newest book Our Seas of Fear and Love.  


    Bonnie Kaye hosts this show which features independent authors and performers. Most of the authors are from The Books of Excellence Co-op which you can view at www.BooksofExcellence.com. Other independenet authors and performers are guests as time allows. '

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    Tonight Bonnie Kaye welcomes author BP Gallucci who is the author of the book Lexus Sam. BP Gallucci was born and raised in the suburbs of Toronto. He began writing at an early age – a (very) short story written while in Kindergarten won a school-wide creative writing contest. He was chosen to represent his school at a creative writing retreat with other students from all over the region. That story, The Little Big Feet, was reproduced in that year’s anthology. He has been writing and telling stories in one form or another non-stop since.


    His novel, Lexus Sam, is out now — pick up your paperback or eBook copy through Amazon (US) or (Cdn), as well as Indigo and Barnes&Noble. 


     

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    Bonnie Kaye and her guest co-hostess C.N. Bring welcome author Marc Phillip Yablonka who is a military journalist. Marc wrote the book Distant War: Recollections of Vietname, Laos, and Cambodia. His reportage has appeared in the U.S. Military's Stars and Stripes, Army Times, Air Force Times, American Veteran, Vietnam magazine, Airways, Military Heritage, Soldier of Fortune and many others. Between 2001 and 2008, Marc served as a Public Affairs Officer, CWO-2, with the 40th Infantry Division Support Brigade and Installation Support Group, California State Military Reserve, Joint Forces Training Base, Los Alamitos, California. During that time, he wrote articles and took photographs in support of Soldiers who were mobilizing for and demobilizing from Operation Iraqi Freedom and Operation Enduring Freedom. His work was published in Soldiers, official magazine of the United States Army, Grizzly, magazine of the California National Guard, the Blade, magazine of the 63rd Regional Readiness Command-U.S. Army Reserves, Hawaii Army Weekly, and Army the magazine of the Association of the U.S. Army. Marc's decorations include the California National Guard Medal of Merit, California National Guard Service Ribbon, and California National Guard Commendation Medal w/ Oak Leaf. He also served two tours of duty with the Sar El Unit of the Israeli Defense Forces and holds the Master's of Professional Writing degree earned from the University of Southern California. 


    Bonnie Kaye hosts this show which features independent authors and performers. Most of the authors are from The Books of Excellence Co-op which you can view at www.BooksofExcellence.com. Other independenet authors and performers are guests as time allows. '

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    Indie Books #83 (Robert Lovelle Rooks)

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


    Author Robert Lovelle Rooks joins me this week to talk about his book:: The Guidon Bearer: A Basic Training Story


    Boot Camp. Otherwise known as Basic Military Training. The rigorous and memorable Rite of Passage every person who ever served in the United States Armed Forces, whether Coast Guard, Navy, Marine Corps, Army or Air Force has been through. If you have ever served or know anyone who has served ask them about Basic Training. They will remember. "The Guidon Bearer" is a semi-fictitious account of one man's journey through Air Force Basic Military Training [Around the year 2000]. Unlike the other four services, anyone who served in the U.S. Air Force has gone through the exact same place: Lackland Air Force Base, San Antonio, TX. Here's a story all veterans will relate to, non-service-members will find entertaining and all Air Force veterans past, present and future will give a big thumbs up! Maybe even wonder if they were there when it happened.


    For more about Robert Lovelle Rooks and his books:


    http://www.writerrlr.com


    http://www.amazon.com/Robert-Lovelle-Rooks/e/B008ZRHKHG

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    Bonnie Kaye's guest tonight is author Paul Stuligross, who spent twenty-four years as a police officer, several of which were as a detective. During his career he received the Officer of the Year award for his involvement in developing and implementing a comprehensive chaplain’s program for his police department. His educations include behavioral and psychological profiling as well as hours of training in creative and screen writing. He received his Master of Arts in Theological/Pastoral Studies at Sacred Heart Major Seminary in Detroit in 2012. Paul’s first novel, entitled ‘The Birth of an Angel’, was written under the pseudonym of Paul J. Stuart. He authored the film script entitled The Donkey which is slated for a motion picture by Buoy 22 Films. The screenplay received positive reviews by Hollywood’s Motive Corporation whose marketing campaign contributed to the success of such films as The Chronicles of Narnia, Rocky Balboa, and the Passion of the Christ. Paul currently writes for the Michigan Catholic Newspaper.  He is a member of the Police Officer Writers Association, American Christian Writer’s Association, American Society of Authors & Writers and the Catholic Writers Guild. He currently teaches Theology at an all-girl Catholic high school in Michigan where he resides with his wife and two daughters.
    Bonnie Kaye hosts this show which features independent authors and performers. Most of the authors are from The Books of Excellence Co-op which you can view at www.BooksofExcellence.com. Other independenet authors and performers are guests as time allows. '

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    Tonight Bonnie welcomes author Mike Domitrz who wrote the book May I Kiss You?  The book is an in-depth look at the realities of dating and intimacy. While most people simply "make their move" on a date, Mike Domitrz reveals why asking first makes all the difference. Domitrz's candid advice, real-life scenarios, and interactive exercises will revolutionize your approach to dating while adding romance, building respect, and heightening your awareness of sexual misconduct and assault. Students, parents, educators, and professionals are experiencing powerful success with this innovative, respectful, and fun approach to dating.
    Bonnie Kaye hosts this show which features independent authors and performers. Most of the authors are from The Books of Excellence Co-op which you can view at www.BooksofExcellence.com. Other independenet authors and performers are guests as time allows. '