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How do you have to think unconventionally to write great stories for children? Join us as children's book author Bruce Coville talks about extraterrestrials and other oddities for kids.
Bruce Coville was born in Syracuse, New York, in 1950. His family lived in farm territory north of Syracuse and he grew up around the corner from his grandparents’ dairy farm, where he spent a great deal of time dodging cows and chores as well as he was able. As a young reader he loved Mary Poppins and Dr. Dolittle, but also read lots of things people consider junk (Nancy Drew, the Hardy Boys, Tom Swift, and zillions of comic books).
In 1978 he published his first book, The Foolish Giant, a picture book illustrated by his wife, Katherine. Since then he has published over 100 books for children and young adults, from picture books to young adult novels. Among his best known titles are My Teacher Is an Alien, Into the Land of the Unicorns, and Jeremy Thatcher, Dragon Hatcher. His work has appeared in 16 languages, and won children's choice awards in numerous states.
A frequent speaker at schools and conferences, Bruce has 3 times been opening or closing keynoter for the national conference of the Society of Children's Book Writers and Illustrators. He travels the world to speak in schools, and has presented at American or International Schools in Sao Paolo, London, Madrid, Shanghai, Delhi, Seoul, and many others.
In addition to his writing, in 2001 Bruce founded FULL CAST AUDIO, an audiobook publishing company devoted to producing full cast, unabridged recordings of great children's books. He has produced over a hundred audiobooks, frequently also directing or performing.
Bruce lives in Syracuse, New York, with his wife, author and illustrator Katherine Coville.
Join Dr. Angela Lauria of Book Journeys as she interviews Valerie LaPenta Steiger on the writing and publishing of her book, Mafia | Kitten: Lessons for Strong Women on Finally Letting Go, Feeling Safe, and Being Loved.
Valerie Steiger is a life coach, a leadership consultant, a writer, and a retreat specialist. But above all else, she describes herself as a "mafia-kitten" which is a pet name to herself that describes her strength spectrum that ranges from being SO STRONG (mafia) to helpless, weak (kitten). As the subtitle of her book states, she's written it for women and how they can let go, feel safe, and be loved. It is for women of both mafia and kitten poles and dissects what makes them vulnerable through stories that actually happened.
Valerie's choice of topic for the book would seem quite a lot to absorb at a time, but it makes sense since it's really a vehicle that represents the hundreds of women that she has worked with and coached who've experienced, as she had, what it felt like to be forced to be strong, to build walls against criticism and abuse, and to be left feeling alone, afraid, confused and yearning for happiness and love.
Tapping into her own experiences, Valerie's intention for the book is to guide women to release hurtful memories and haunting thoughts and to be secure once again in life, grounded in hope, faith and self-love that nurtures the true strength that lies inside them.
Read more and get the transcript here: Valerie LaPenta Steiger on The Author Incubator
Founder of Kate Tilton’s Author Services, LLC--Since 2010, she has assisted authors in reaching readers and helped readers connect with authors (and each other). The publishing world is a community of those who love reading. Authors need readers like readers need authors and Kate has made it her mission to connect the two. Find her at www.katetilton.com
Hello Everyone! Welcome to Culture Shocked with CS host Author Jamie White! Tonight, Jamie will chat with Fantasy and Paranormal Young Adult Author Cheri Roman!
Cheri Roman writes fantasy and paranormal young adult. She currently has two series in the works: Rephaim and The Witch of Forsythe High. Most days you can find her on her blog, The Brass Rag, or working on her next novel or short story. Cheri lives in the not-so-wilds of Northeast Florida with her husband and Jack E. Boy, the super Chihuahua!
Links: Amazon Author Page: http://www.amazon.com/C.L.-Roman/e/B00DQZ9I68
Welcome to Rave Reviews Book Club's BlogTalkRadio production of RAVE WAVES "BRING ON THE SPOTLIGHT", where host, John Fioravanti is joined by current "SPOTLIGHT" Author, Jan Hawke! We are discussing her Action & Adventure novel, "MILELE SAFARI: An Eternal Journey". Join us as we explore this novel and become better acquainted with the author.
This segment of Bring On The Spotlight is sponsored by Kim Cox, the talented author of "GET OUT OR DIE".
If you'd like to know how you can get your own recorded commercial to air during one of our shows, please visit the RRBC site at http://wp.me/P49Fi9-275.
Today on Unspoken Words, Robert Dunn chats with Stacey Ferreira! Stacey is an entrepreneur, speaker, and author based in New York City. At 18 years old, She co-founded MySocialCloud with her brother and Shiv Prakash in 2011. They sold MySocialCloud to Reputation.com in 2013, where she began working as a Product Marketing Manager. Reputation.com is where she fell in love with storytelling and shortly after working there she published 2 Billion Under 20: How Millennials Are Breaking Down Age Barriers and Changing the World. The ideas from this book led her to my next project, Forrge, an on-demand, quality workforce.She also did a TEDxNYU talk with the title "Millennials are screwed".
Poetic Soul first made a name for himself on Atlanta's poetry scene at the infamous Patti Hut Café. As a breeding ground for up-and-coming word artists, Patti Hut had developed a reputation for a spot for “intimate poetry”.
This is where he fine tuned his craft and skills in front of an audience of 100 plus. After joining the Atlanta based poetry troupe called Klub Kummba and getting a feel for the Atlanta open mic scene. Poetic Soul's career as a writer gained momentum, so did his work as a poet. "[My poetry] is about making things matter. Making those invisible, intangible ideas and dreams, things that you can touch, that you can feel," he said. So far he has done this in his new book of poetry " OFO ASE' (the powers of the word). . Soul acknowledged the privilege he felt at being able to share his poetry on stage and in literary form. "To be a young poet and publish books is quite a blessing, because publishers print poetry like churches sing hymns--to maintain some sort of traditional stance," he said. In the spring of 1995 his first self published book of poetry hit the streets entitled "Bullets & Blood", which was distilled from seven years of journal writing. He went on to produce six more books of poetry (1997) The River Is Overflowing With Words, (2000) Love Serenade, (2008) The Son Of A Warrior Griot, (2009) Lovin U, (2010) Ubran Griot and (2012)
This Weekend Ricky Howsare will be missed, as he travels to Maryland to open for " The Platters".
Tonight on Corydon Live we feature Rye Davis who will be in Concert on Friday night, February 12, 2016,at Corydon Live!
Rye Davis grew up on a hundred acre farm with his parents and little brother. It was there he learned about hard work and honesty; values that stayed with him and that he uses in his musical career to this day!
Rising Star Contestant, Appeared at the Bluebird Cafe, and many others venues, he indeed is a young Alan Jackson but with a style and versatility all his own.
Come hear his story and see his great band in concert live at Corydon Live call (812) 734-6288 for reservations for this show
His show begins at 8pm ET, 7pm CT.
Leigh Ann Cooper and Faron Glen who will be in Concert on Saturday, February 13, for the regular Saturday night Show!
Their show is a tribute to Classic Country Valentines show.
That show begins at 730pm ET, 630pm CT
Call (347)215-7579 or toll free (877)217-4132, in the US only, to talk to any of our Stars tonight live- on Corydon Live.
Saturday February 20-By the Book Quartet, Songs by the OakRidge Boys and the Statler Brothers and Great Gospel Music.
Lines open at 6:10 for call-ins-must have non blocked numbers and only questions relating to performances are allowed, remember to keep your questions short, and be prepared to talk, turn your system down and one call per telephone number is recommended.
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Coach Bill Patton has twice traveled from California to present at our coaches workshops His book, "The Art of Coaching High School Tennis" is in the second edition and a favorite of Florida coaches.
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