SORT BY Relevancy
NCTE on THE USE OF GRAPHIC NOVELS & A CONVERSATION ABOUT "BANNED BOOKS WEEK"
ST. Louis University Professor Jennifer Buehler and University of Central Florida's Jeff Kaplan are our guests
Presented by The Great Books Foundation
From living a nightmare, to building a dream. Graphic Novelist J.C.S. may only be 27 years old but she has come a long way. Abused as a child, and seemingly lost as a teen, she has turned her scraps into diamonds. So far, she has written six novels, has published five of those novels, and as also finished a trilogy known as Anguished Immortals.
She will tell you, her goal was this: to publish and take care of her family. Her first attempt to write a novel came at the age of 15, and in between ten years, she tried and failed.
Growing up in Denver, Colorado, it was realized (and said) countless times that opportunity in the workforce was greater and more stable than most states, especially for a woman. But having Systemic Lupus and two children only ten and a half months apart changed everything.
Early 2012, inspiration came as J.C.S. decided to write her first romance novel. Even though it was a completed work, she saw that it wasn't yielding light on her talent. After doing a little research on the Archangel of Death and the Greek Goddess of War, Enyo, the makings of an Epic Fantasy trilogy had just begun.
Taking her work to Authonomy and trying out the first two books, J.C.S. realized that sticking with something she loved, Epic Fantasy, did her better than trying to fit in.
In 2013 J.C.S. wrote and published the first book to Bleeding Stars and Paper Hearts: Adrianna is Mine, following the same previewing and publishing path of her previous work. The audience from Authonomy helped her decide on publishing when not only had her book gone from #599 to #31 in a week, it stayed at #7 for three weeks and #1 for two.
in Pop Culture
This Monday is a brand new episode of Graphic Policy Radio, the show that mixes comics, geekdom, and politics. It's been a bit since our last episode and we're back to cover some of the latest releases as well as conventions. On tap this week is:
Batgirl got a new look, new location, a new status-quo in Batgirl #35. We discuss the change for the character.
Gotham Academy #1 came out and the series attempts to fill a much needed gap in the DC Comics line-up. We talk about the new series' first issue and recent changes for DC.
New York Comic Con recently descended on New York City's Javitts Center. We talk about the convention and the numerous announcement that came out of it.
We'll discuss the above and more in a brand new episode! We want to hear from you too. You can call in with your thoughts, or Tweet us your thoughts @graphicpolicy.
Some say he's a serial killer. Others, a vigilante doing what police can't or won't do. What's certain is that Dean Drayhart, a paraplegic, will soon sit on death row for killing hit-and-run drivers in Los Angeles. But not if the Mexican Mafia gets hold of him first. Somewhere, Dean's trained companion monkey Sid and girlfriend Cinda are outrunning the law in a fast '98 Trans Am. The Los Angeles Sheriff's Department wants Sid, dead or alive. Dean may be broken in body but his fierce spirit is determined to protect Sid and Cinda in the most creative ways imaginable. Hardboiled, funny, relentless, and unexpectedly tender-hearted, Bite Harder delivers riotous action all the way to a bombshell climax that could only have been written by Anonymous-9, the self-declared mad scientist of crime fiction.
Praise for Bite Harder
"Brilliantly, brutally funny, so real you can taste it. Starring Sid, the cutest serial-killing helper monkey in all fiction." — Douglas Lindsay, author of the Barney Thomson novels
"Bite Harder is part screwball comedy, part killer crime story entirely unlike anything else out there. It is unique and vicious and bloody funny but what kept me turning pages deep into the night was its heart. I loved Hard Bite, and Bite Harder is even better, stronger, wilder." — Josh Stallings, Beautiful, Naked & Dead
"Few books have a killer monkey, and fewer still have a writer as funny, incisive, and down-and-dirty brilliant as Anonymous-9." — Benjamin Whitmer, Cry Father
Get ready for the most fun you'll have in the next hour of your life right here on Rated G Radio!
Special Guest Star, Kathy Porter joins the show to talk abour her writing of 2 cool new sci-fi novels the Earth's Ultimate Conflict SERIES!
If you'd like to ask Kathy a question, please call in! 323 657-1493 is the hotline!
Kathy Porter grew up in Endicott, New York, the birthplace of IBM and only a short distance from where one of her favorite TV series creators, Rod Serling, was raised. Kathy's lifelong interest in science fiction ignited when her father, a science teacher, showed her craters on the moon and taught her about the constellations. She grew up watching science fiction movies and TV shows. Ray Bradbury's Martian Chronicles was her first delve into a science fiction novel, and she has been hooked ever since.
"I think I was born telling stories," Kathy explained during a recent interview. "As second to the oldest of seven children, the girls all slept in one bedroom. I loved making up bedtime stories with an eerie edge to frighten my sisters: tales about fairies, leprechauns, and aliens."
Visit Kathy's page on Amazon to purchase her books by clicking this link!
You've read the book. You’ve seen the movie. Now, join the conversation as the Sweatpants & Coffee book club, hosted by Richard Simms, takes on the most buzzed about novel of the past few years. What is it about Gillian Flynn’s Gone Girl that elevated it from a decent thriller to a literary sensation. Why did the book’s ending upset so many readers? And did the book manage to make the leap to the big screen in tact? We’ll discuss all this and more during this week’s Sweatpants & Novels podcast. Join the conversation by calling in... and consider having a favorite quote/passage from the book to share with your fellow members!
Dragonflame will help you uncover the treasure that lies buried deep within you. Author Lawren Leo writes with compassion, knowledge, and insight. Dragonflame presents esoteric concepts in straightforward, lucid, comprehensible language. Highly recommended!
—Judika Illes, author of The Encyclopedia of 5000 Spells
Leo’s well-orchestrated meditations are grounded in an eclectic mix of spirituality, philosophy, alchemy, and magic.
—Margaret Ann Lembo, author of Chakra Awakening and The Essential Guide to Crystals, Minerals and Stones
Dragonflame is a new and powerful philosophical system that sets forth a magickal equation for achieving spiritual transformation and manifesting one’s desires.
From insightful meditations and visualizations to magickal exercises and rituals, this book offers spiritual guidance, with beginners’ instructions and advanced practices that will help both novices and adepts achieve transformation in an understandable and reader-friendly format.
The Shoemake brothers are good at two things: Fantasy Football and arguing about Fantasy Football. Every week they bring you their top five takeaways from the world of fantasy football and get you set to dominate your next match up. Their unique approach aims to get you involved and invites you to contribute to the show by sending in your own top five lists! Join them every Tuesday night at 7pm EST!
Tune in and join me as I welcome this week's guest.
Author Pablo Solares Acebal joins me this week from his home in Spain to talk about his books, including critically acclaimed The 6th of November and the upcoming The House of Good Intentions.
Spain, 1935. In "The 6th of November", Pablo weaves a complex but fluid narrative that combines fragments of history with the intricacies of love, family, and politics. The reader is thrown into a world that is both exciting yet frightening, with characters that, at every turn, are as visible as the story itself. Pablo’s narrative, to a large extent, defies every traditional definition of technique and style, as he lavishly combines and floats from realism to magic realism, masterly using both to tell this intricate story. "The 6th of November" is not for those who enjoy bland and conventional narratives; it is one of those little volumes that will stay around for a long time.
Tune in Friday at11AM EST or listen to the archive.
For more information about Pablo Solares Acebal and his books:
The Charlatan's Crown Tallent & Lowery Book 4
“Amy Lignor’s Tallent & Lowery team is RIVETING!”
—International Bestseller, M.J. Rose
From defeating the worst of mankind to solving puzzles that have eluded others for centuries, Leah Tallent and Gareth Lowery must now follow a new trail in order to stop a madman from resurrecting a mighty Reich.
In “13,” the duo walked into the self-appointed Devil’s home on the shores of Loch Ness. There, they met up with a hideous quartet waiting for the moment they could unleash their vengeance and take back what was rightfully theirs.
Although dead men supposedly tell no tales, Leah and Gareth continue to follow the clues left behind by these powerbrokers from Hell, and now they will enter an infamous castle to meet the ancestors of a beast who thrived on a reign of hate and terror.
Emotions run high as the brave couple head to a place known for producing pain and agony since time began, and explore a location that has once again fallen into the hands of the most hated men on earth.
Fighting for their lives from deep inside a labyrinth, they’ll stand atop a stage where an angel of death spoke to the masses, and climb to an ‘Eagle’s Nest’ to come face-to-face with a new enigma; a master puppeteer who’s pulling the strings on a monumental scheme they never saw coming.
As their own inevitable ending draws near, Leah and Gareth will fight for an unknown crown, battling a charlatan with the weapons only a hero’s companion could own . . . while dealing with the ultimate shock that loved ones can rise from the grave.
Join Host Live Chats
There are no live chats in progress