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Join hosts Tom Riddell and guest co-host Bobbi Hughes-Millman as they welcome author James McAllister to The Writers Lounge. Sit back and relax as James discusses what it's like to be a writer and he will also talk to us about his book: THE TURRET
It has been generations since the Earth survived the alien invasion. Politicians have cast a greedy eye on the funding of unused defenses, eyeing the reallocation of the funds as an path to reelection.
Young Jock MacAlister’s life long dream comes true with his assignment to ADS 1437, the last operational Asteroid Defense Station.
The capture of an alien scout vessel changes everything. Jock is thrust into a prominent role in planning Earth’s defense. He must overcome personal tragedy, political corruption, and devastating treachery to build the forces needed to save the Earth.
Along the way, something unexpected takes root, something crucial to Humanity surviving as a greater struggle between good and evil follows Humanity to the stars.
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Join hosts Tom Riddell and guest co-host Bobbi Hughes-Millman as they welcome author Dawn Kopman Whidden to The Writers Lounge. Sit back and relax as Dawn discusses what it's like to be a writer and she will also talk to us about her book: STOLEN
Another homicide has rocked the small town of Fallsburg, NY. In a cabin nestled deep in the woods two male victims are discovered,both gun shot victims. One is deceased the other one is barely alive. But it is not the murder itself that has detectives Jean Whitley and her new partner Marty Keal frantic to find out the answers of what occurred in that cabin, but it is the identities of the two small children also found at the scene. One child is quickly identified but the other a young boy remains a mystery. The only one with possible answers lies with the man who lay critically wounded and unconscious in the hospital because the unidentified boy either can not or will not speak to tell the investigators who he is and what happened in that cabin that left one man dead and another barely hanging on …
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Join hosts Tom Riddell and Robin Eduardo as they welcome author Dee Dee M. Scott to The Writers Lounge. Sit back and relax as Dee Dee discusses what it's like to be a writer and she will also talk to us about her book: SENT FROM HEAVEN
Best-selling romance author Maya Smith’s life is far different from the characters she creates in her novels. Left to raise a baby without the assistance of the married father, she has given up on finding a prince on a white horse to rescue her.
Enter Cardiologist and single father, Ford Tucker. Dr. Tucker is all work and no play. He has dedicated his life to work and raising his daughter. When Ford becomes Maya’s Cardiologist, he is instantly smitten with her.
Sparks fly and the passion’s hot as ever between the two. But just when Ford thinks he has finally found Ms. Right, and Maya thinks she’s found her prince, a devastating secret is revealed that will rock the core of their relationship. Will their bond survive the terrible secret? Or will Ford end up alone and Maya prince less?
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Join hosts Tom Riddell and Robin Eduardo as they welcome author Mary Eatmon to The Writers Lounge. Sit back and relax as Mary discusses what it's like to be a writer and she will also talk to us about her book: NINE HOUSES- CHRONICLES OF ONE WOMAN'S TRIUMPH OVER ABUSE, SHAME, AND NEGLECT.
Mary never thought anything of the young man coming up on her porch to ask her for a cup of water. After all, it was a hot summer afternoon in Birmingham, Alabama. Little did she suspect that her act of kindness would change her life forever. He followed her into her home and attacked her, leaving her with a choice to make at the tender age of 15. She could put everyone at risk and tell her story, or she could live with the fear and pain of what happened and protect her loved ones.
Nine Houses shares Mary’s inspiring story of adversity, abuse and escape. It reveals the heart-wrenching tale of a young girl forced into a tumultuous marriage that lasted for 30 years and how she overcame the pain that accompanied the truth of what happened.
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They make us laugh, by the funny things they say and the funny things they do. Comedians paint a picture of their lives as it relates to their environment and makes it relevant to us. So naturally, we expect to see them in stand-up comedy spots, specials, sitcoms, and comedic roles in movies. Yet a select few have made the transition over to the "other" side of the room, and delved into dramatic films. Tonight, our conversation is focused on three such professionals: Jackie Gleason, Mo'nique and Jamie Foxx.
There are three names that come to mind, when I think of great black actors in cinema today; Idris Elba, Chiwetel Ejiofor, and David Oyelowo. Each has etched their name in Hollywood as leading men of ability, good looks and great presence when it comes to the parts they portray. American film makers have entrusted their works to these gentlemen....even though they're British. Yes, ladies and gentlemen, some of our countries greatest black actors are actually British. So why not start a converse about some of their contributions to "American Cinema". Join us as we discuss the theme, "Focus Hollywood: Black Actors...The British Invasion!".
IS DEATH A RANDOM EVENT OR ARE WE CODED TO DIE AT THE DATE AND TIME, WE ACTUALLY DIE.JOIN ME EACH WEEK AS WE EXAMINE THE CODES OF YOUR FAVOURITE CELEBRITIES AND NEWS MAKERS TO SEE WHEN AND WHERE THEY WERE CODED TO DIE.
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In the old Dragnet show, Sgt. Joe Friday used to say, "The facts, ma'am, only the facts." But when a writer is creating a book or story part of their process is making sure to check facts,particularly when they are setting out a particular set of circumstances. If you get it wrong, some of your readers will know and possibly spread the word. The internet is a wonderful source of information, but if you can't find what you want, let your fingers do the walking. Once you've figured out who might have the information you need, pick up the phone and call. It might be a friend, or the public relations division of a police department, hospital, public entity or any number of possibilities. When Morgan St. James was writing "Betrayed," she needed to know what would happen in the late 1950s if an inmate in an Illinois prison was beaten to a point where they had to be on lifesupport. The information was not readily available on the internet, so she called the public relations department at the prison in Illinois and discovered her answer, The Public Relations officer researched her and called back with the information that the policy had changed over the years. What would have happened now, wasn't the cae then. Back then the inmate would have been kept in the prison infirmary. So, St. James was able to portray the scene correctly for the era.
Okay,let's assume you've got the facts, details and any other pertinent information. How much does your reader REALLY want to know? Are you overwriting and boring them with details fans of your genre really are not interested in?Is the technical information much more than they care to read? Do they want the story to just keep moving?
In a lively discussion authors Morgan St. James, Dennis N. Griffin and Eric James Miller will share their knowledge and experience when it comes to, "Just the facts, ma'am."
In news making international headlines, several Native actors were told "If you guys are so sensitive, you should leave,...", in response to their concerns of denigrating and racist portrayals of Native people. They left the production.
Hollywood has long been known for stereotyping Native characters, or portraying the white hero who saves the day for the Natives as if they were incapable of overcoming insurmountable adversity.
One Navajo actor, Loren Anthony, originally refused to participate in the film, but changed his mind when he was told a cultural consultant was hired to ensure a "tasteful representation" of Natives. They told me it was going to be a comedy, but it would not be racist he said. Other Native actors and actresses expressed their concern, but were ignored and told they should leave. When they left, including the consultant, the story went viral and was reported on CNN International.
Critics say they should have expected anything different because it is satire. The definition of satire is:
1. the use of irony, sarcasm, ridicule, or the like, in exposing, denouncing, or deriding vice, folly, etc.
2. a literary composition, in verse or prose, in which human folly and vice are held up to scorn, derision, or ridicule.
3. a literary genre comprising such compositions.
Netflix, who signed Sandler defended defended him, "The movie has ridiculous in the title for a reason: because it is ridiculous. It is a broad satire of Western movies and the stereotypes they popularized, featuring a diverse cast that is not only part of -- but in on -- the joke."
David Hill, Choctaw, says the producers has called back the consultant and those who left. We'll be speaking with David Hill and others about their experiences with this racial stereotyping. Please join us friday evening on Eaglemanz: Chahta Nation.
The last time author Monice Mitchell Simms was on my show she did such a phenomenal job I had to invite her back.
Every writer knows the importance of editing, yes? It is what makes your work flow with ease. However, for many it is the bane of their writing experience. Monice will discuss best practices for editing and ways to make it a much easier task. Hooray!
If you are an Authorpreneurs (a phrase Monice coined) and love networking with other writers, this conversation is for you. Listen in and be inspired -again.
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