• 00:16

    The Romance Bookmark Welcomes Suzanne Johnson

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    The Romance Bookmark with Renee Bernard welcomes Suzanne Johnson!  Below is some information on her very cool new series.  Be sure to read it. There may be a test later!  Suzanne Johnson aka Susannah Sandlin is a great read in any world so be sure to take a peek!


     


     


    ROYAL STREET 


    (Sentinels of New Orleans, Book 1)


    As the junior wizard sentinel for New Orleans, Drusilla Jaco’s job involves a lot more potion-mixing and pixie-retrieval than sniffing out supernatural bad guys like rogue vampires and lethal were-creatures. Her boss and mentor, Gerald St. Simon, is the wizard tasked with protecting the city from anyone or anything that might slip over from the preternatural beyond. Then Hurricane Katrina hammers New Orleans’ fragile levees, unleashing more than just dangerous flood waters. While winds howled and Lake Pontchartrain surged, the borders between the modern city and the other world crumbled. Now, the Undead and the Restless are roaming the Big Easy, and a serial killer with ties to voodoo is murdering soldiers sent to help the city recover. Gerald St. Simon has gone missing, the wizards’ Elders have assigned a grenade-toting assassin as DJ’s new partner, and an undead pirate Jean Lafitte wants to make her walk his plank. The search for Gerry and the killer turns personal when DJ learns the hard way that loyalty requires sacrifice, allies come from the unlikeliest places, and duty mixed with love serves up one bitter gumbo. Out now!


     

  • 01:08

    Flight to Freedom: " The Fields Family and Freedom's Fortress"

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    Flight to Freedom: "The Fields Family and Freedom’s Fortress” 


    What would you risk to gain freedom for your family?


    Martha Ann Fields, her children, and her husband Washington Fields risked all to escape enslavement in Hanover County, VA to reach freedom at Fort Monroe – known as “Freedom’s Fortress” – in Hampton, Va. during the Civil War. “Flight to Freedom” is a dramatic interpretation of their journey, told through dramatic reading, song, and multimedia clips. Presented by Ajena Rogers, historical interpreter and a Fields family descendant and Drusilla Pair, genealogical researcher.


    Ajena Cason Rogers, a native of Roanoke, VA, has been an impassioned interpreter of the African American experience her entire National Park Service career and is a proud descendant of Washington Fields (1815-1868) and his wife Martha Ann Fields (1813-1891) and their son James A. Fields (1844-1903). She now lives in Hanover County, where the family originated.


    Drusilla Pair, a native of Newport News, VA, has been tracing her family history since 1994.  She is not a descendant of the Fields family but became interested in researching the history of the Fields family after attending a presentation by Gregory Cherry (1955-2007) who shared how he acquired and restored the James A. Fields House.  She is a member of the Hampton Roads Afro American Historical and Genealogical Society (AAHGS) and the Hampton Roads Association for the Study African American Life and History (ASALH).


    Visit the Fields House Blog for more information about the James A. Fields House at

    www.jamesafieldshouse.blogspot.com

  • 00:24

    Full Circle Movie Talk: Eternal Vigilance (part 2/2)

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    Hosted by NYC indie guerrilla filmmaker, Sean Weathers: this week’s guest Gabrielle Faust. SEASON 2 - Episode 10 (12/01/13): Gabrielle is an acclaimed horror author best known for her vampire series ETERNAL VIGILANCE. She is also a writer for Gothic Beauty Magazine & owner of the Nightshade Vampire Boutique. Join me as I talk vampires with a hot blonde that has the brains to match.

  • 00:37

    Full Circle Movie Talk: Eternal Vigilance (part 1/2)

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    Hosted by NYC indie guerrilla filmmaker, Sean Weathers: this week’s guest Gabrielle Faust. SEASON 2 - Episode 10 (12/01/13): Gabrielle is an acclaimed horror author best known for her vampire series ETERNAL VIGILANCE. She is also a writer for Gothic Beauty Magazine & owner of the Nightshade Vampire Boutique. Join me as I talk vampires with a hot blonde that has the brains to match.

  • 00:31

    A Book and a Chat with Donna (Cygnet) Brown‏

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    Donna is the author of "When God Turned His Head" is a murder mystery set in Colonial America. It is based on a true story.
    When John Adams, one of the future leaders of the American Revolution, was a novice lawyer, a man named Kanter Thorton brought him his first case. The woman he loved, Drusilla Codman, was accused of murdering her rich husband. Drusilla was an indentured servant when she and Kanter became betrothed. But the man she served, John Codman, raped her, causing pregnancy. Bound by the strict code that relegated women to the status of property, she married Codman. When he was found murdered, Drusilla became the only suspect. Kanter was the only person who believed in her innocence. He hired John Adams to defend her, although everybody "knew" Drusilla was guilty. Kanter also began his own investigation, hoping to save the life of his beloved. "When God Turned His Head" is a great read for lovers of historical fiction with a strong sense of place and time, and anybody who likes to get lost in the pages of a good whodunnit.

  • 01:15

    A Day Early Chats with The Ladies of TBRS

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    Join me as I interview the ladies of TBRS... Who said women cant hold their own? Too many to name just make sure your here to listen in.

  • 01:08

    “Thinking Out of the Box - Creating Things with Genealogy”

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    9pm Central, 8pm Eastern, 7pm Mountain, 6pm Pacific
    Is genealogy only about who begat whom or would you consider thinking out of the box by creating a new way of researching and  sharing your genealogical  stories?   Special guest Drusilla Pair aka “Professor Dru” is a Genealogist, Technologist, Educator, and Lecturer who has been tracing her family history in Virginia and North Carolina since 1994. She is a native of Newport News, VA and is the author of several blogs including Professor Dru’s Blog, www.professordru.com, Find Your Folks, www.findyourfolks.blogspot.com, and Let Freedom Ring, www.freedom150.blogspot.com.  Her most recent genealogy accomplishments are several programs entitled “Sunday Crowns” which focus on the legacy of church hats in her family and in African American churches and the development and teaching of the Back in the Day, a Faith-Based Institution Historical Research Program for youth in her community.  Her current community history projects include research of United States Colored Troop Soldiers from Fort Monroe area and research of James A. Fields and his family, slaves from Hanover County, VA who escaped to Fort Monroe, VA during the Civil War.      

  • 01:02

    Chillpak Hollywood Hour #254 - Conspiracy or "Business as Usual"?

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    It’s business as usual on this week’s show. What do we mean by that? Well, your friends in podcasting discuss how innovative ideas and inventions that could change the world and help people don’t get widespread attention because they don’t fit into an industry’s bottom line or the pre-existing marketing and distribution paradigms. This discussion leads to such examples as electric cars, laptops, iPads and even the entertainment industry.


    Of course, it’s also business as usual in that Dean Haglund and Phil Leirness discuss the Live Event(s) of the Week, the Chillpak Hollywood Lawsuit of the Week and Celebrity Deaths.


    All that, plus what films Dean and Phil have seen and what they are reading.


    If you would like to learn more about the planned demolition of famed Pickfair Studios in Hollywood, please visit this site.

  • 01:29

    African-American Genealogy Resources

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    Join us for another episode of GeneaBloggers Radio on Friday, February 24, 2012 starting at 9pm Eastern, 8pm Central, 7pm Mountain and 6pm Pacific with host Thomas MacEntee. This week our show is entitled African-American Genealogy Resources with co-host Robin Foster of Saving Stories. Our special guests will include: Tim Pinnick, Family Tree University instructor and a recognized specialist in Black newspaper research who’ll discuss where to find newspapers and how to use them for your research; Shelley Murphy of the Afro-American Historical and Genealogical Society, Chapter of Central Virginia, whose current project is a book about the “free colored” families who homesteaded in Benzie and Manistee counties in Michigan; and Drusilla Pair, of the Find Your Folks blog, will update us on her recent “Sunday Crowns” presentation and the role of hats and churches in African-American genealogy. And, as usual, you never know what other aspects of genealogy and family history will be covered at GeneaBloggers Radio so tune in! GeneaBloggers Radio is about the most fun you can have with your genealogy on a Friday night!

  • 01:57

    Cool Ideas for Involving Youth in Genealogy

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    Join us for another episode of GeneaBloggers Radio on Friday, July 15, 2011 starting at 10pm Eastern, 9pm Central, 8pm Mountain and 7pm Pacific with special host DearMYRTLE. This week we’ll be discussing Cool Ideas for Involving Youth in Genealogy. Our special guests will include: Drusilla Pair “Professor Dru” of the Find Your Folks blog discussing a youth historical research project she just completed in Newport News, Virginia; Nicka Smith of the Atlas Family blog who has been teaching high school students in Alameda County, California, how to trace their family histories; Jari Honora of Bayou Roots, a college student who will share with us his experience as a young genealogist/family historian who began researching when he was about 10 years of age; and Elyse Doerflinger of Elyse’s Genealogy Blog, who will also share her experience as a young genealogist/family historian. And, as usual, you never know what other aspects of genealogy and family history will be covered at GeneaBloggers Radio so tune in! GeneaBloggers Radio is about the most fun you can have with your genealogy on a Friday night!

  • 00:16

    MarketingOurMuse-Every Writer's Challenge

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    San Diego prolific novelist Drusilla Campbell chats with Marla about her latest novel, The Good Sister, published in OCT 2010 by Grand Central Press. We touch on her web marketing strategies for The Good Sister. We also discuss NOVELCRAM, Campbell's workshop offered though the upcoming Southern California Writers Conference.
    To contact Dru:
    http://drusillacampbell.com

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