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Ed earned his master’s degrees in English literature/creative writing from the University of Missouri-St. Louis and his bachelor's in English at the University of Hawaii-West Oahu.
Ed had a dual career for over twenty years, working as an investments advisory manager for Fortune 100 firms, including Well Fargo Advisors, Met Life, and Merrill Lynch, while writing screenplays and novels. He was a whistleblower against a corrupt commodities futures brokerage in a case documented in the Wall Street Journal.
Ed’s expertise as a novelist and screenwriter is in the American tragicomedy movement (Faulkner, Twain, Tennessee Williams, Flannery O'Connor), science fiction, Shakespeare, and a variety of historical periods, including World War II, the American Civil War, and Fourteenth Century Europe.
The final two novels of The Lies that Bind trilogy include the same major characters as the original: Honor Among Outcasts, set in Missouri during the transition from the Civil War to a violent reconstruction, and Something in Madness, set in California as Durksen and Antoinette become the tumultuous state’s embattled first couple.
Ed’s other novel-in-progress is The Antiquities Dealer, a genre-stretching, ostensible mystery/thriller about a Jewish gallery owner drawn by his former lover into a scheme to clone the great minds of history—purportedly beginning with Jesus Christ. Millennial religion, futuristic biotechnology, and human evolution collide in a cauldron peopled by a TV evangelist, a former NFL tackle, Middle East conspiracies, and radicals of major religions.
Ed is married and lives in St. Louis, where he writes full time and teaches college English.
John Gilstrap is the New York Times bestselling author of Friendly Fire, Nick of Time, Against All Enemies, End Game, Soft Targets, High Treason, Damage Control, Threat Warning, Hostage Zero, No Mercy, Nathan’s Run, At All Costs, Even Steven, Scott Free and Six Minutes to Freedom. Four of his books have been purchased or optioned for the Big Screen. In addition, John has written four screenplays for Hollywood, adapting the works of Nelson DeMille, Norman McLean and Thomas Harris. He will co-produce the film adaptation of his book, Six Minutes to Freedom, which should begin filming in the spring of 2016 for a 2017 release.
A frequent speaker at literary events, John also teaches seminars on suspense writing techniques at a wide variety of venues, from local libraries to The Smithsonian Institution. Outside of his writing life, John is a renowned safety expert with extensive knowledge of explosives, weapons systems, hazardous materials, and fire behavior. John lives in Fairfax, VA.
Erotica sells. There's no doubt about it. The book can be good, okay, or terrible, but if an author simply puts the word 'erotica' on the cover, it garners sells. I know many of us have read erotica at some point or another. People like the spiciness, the gratuitousness, and the excitement it brings.
Today's guest on the Write Stuff has written erotica for several years. A New York Times and USA Today bestselling author, Shoshanna has captivated audiences with her sizzling stories that many say take your breath way. However, on November 11th of last year, Shoshanna sent a personal message to her fans...she was stepping away from writing erotica or erotic romance.
Join me as Shoshanna shares her testimony about why she said "Goodbye Erotica, Hello Jesus!" You can call in at 646-668-8485, press 1 to be live on air. Or, click on the link here: http://tobtr.com/8262909 Tune in!
Ozgur K. Sahin is an award-winning independent author and life coach currently living in Minnesota. He has a background in astrophysics, consciousness development, and history. He is currently editing the second book in his Brethren of the Spanish Main historical pirate fiction series, and has written and blogged about narcissism and personal/social development.
The Wrath of Brotherhood
After learning of his sister’s death at the hands of pirates, successful merchant Captain Roy Toppings sails to the Caribbean on a misguided mission of vengeance against the man who failed to protect her: her Spanish widower, Pablo Francisco.
In the climate of the Restoration-era Caribbean colonies, where scheming and stealth could yield a prize as readily as boldness and firepower, Roy's vendetta lands him and his small but talented privateer crew in the middle of political intrigue and a deadly invasion in the West Indies as the nations of Europe struggle to consolidate power in anticipation of new monarchs in England and France.
When Spain prepares a strike that could jeopardize all other commercial interests in the Caribbean, Roy must risk losing his chance at vengeance to fight for his nation and his fellow Brethren of the Coast.
MEET OUR GUEST AUTHOR: Renarda Huggins is an independent, hard working single parent of two boys. In 2004 Renarda was involved in a serious life threatening accident with a drunk driver, she managed to survive even though she had broken her neck in three places. That incident forced her to look at her life differently. She realized she was on this earth for a purpose. She had lost all respect for herself and was surrounding herself with the wrong type of crowd. Her lack of self value allowed her to get mixed up with drug dealers, cheaters and men that abused her mentally and physically. After redirecting her life Renarda now uses her experiences to enlighten others that may be traveling down the same path as she did. She wants the world to know that she is a strong minded individual who is determined to succeed.
NORTH FLORIDA WRITER LIVE CONTINUES ITS PRESENTATION OF GEORGE SIBLEY'S PRODUCTION TONIGHT. PART FOUR OF PLUM CREEK TIMBER: THE REST OF THE STORY IS DEVOTED TO THE LAND AND THE WATER IN EAST ALACHUA COUNTY AND WHY THE PLUM CREEK DEVELOPMENT PLAN WILL HAVE SUCH A NEGATIVE IMPACT ON OUR CONTINUED AVAILABILITY OF CLEAN WATER AND A HEALTHY WATERSHED. WE WILL INCLUDE DISCUSSION WITH A NUMBER OF TECHNICAL EXPERTS ASSOCIATED WITH THE UNIVERSITY OF FLORIDA AND THE SHOW WILL LEAD US TOWARD THE UPCOMING NEXT AND FINAL PHASE OF THE POLITICAL STORM THAT CAN NO LONGER BE AVOIDED.
REGARDLESS OF WHETHER THIS SITUATION IN FLORIDA DIRECTLY IMPACTS YOU OR NOT, IT IS IMPORTANT TO PAY ATTENTION, FOR WHEREVER THERE IS CHEAP AND RAW LAND, PRECIOUS OR NOT, THERE IS SOMEONE BUILDING POLITICAL CONNECTIONS TO DEVELOP IT AND OFTEN IT IS NOT IN OUR BEST INTEREST. THIS IS HAPPENING ALL OVER AMERICA.
THE SHOW GOES LIVE AT 7:30 PM (ET) AND THEN WILL BE AVAILABLE ON DEMAND. WE HOPE YOU'LL JOIN US.
Listen to the Christian Authors on Tour (CAOT) Blog Talk Radio Show on Friday, February 12th at 2 p.m. (EST) for a LIVE interview with Christian Executive Career Coach and writer, Carl Sharperson, Jr.
Carl Sharperson, Jr. a.k.a. Coach Carl is a contributing writer to Short Rations for Marines, an anthology with more than five dozen real-life stories documenting the true events in the lives of U.S. Marines and/or their families. Coach Carl is a featured author in the Christian Authors on Tour (CAOT) 2016 Photo Wall Calendar. He is a loving husband to his wife, Jacqueline, and a committed father to his son, Carl III, and his daughter, Casey.
Call 858-357-8408 to ask questions of the scheduled guest author! Don't worry if you can't listen LIVE. You can visit www.blogtalkradio.com/christianauthorsontour anytime to download this podcast and other FREE On-Demand interviews with hundreds of Christian authors!
Christian Authors on Tour (CAOT)
Please join us for an unforgettable evening with Author Peter Mack. This well respected and brilliant writer is certainly turning heads and pages with his two latest books, Filthy: Innocence Lost and Licks: Dirty Nasty, Daddy. Peter Mack is currently using the pen name Isiko Cooks, winner of the Pen Ameriecan Center book award. His recent novel also based on a true story, is becoming a heart touching bestseller!!
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Here at North Florida Writer Live we’re sure that the topic for Wednesday night is, at best, confusing to understand. But we’re fortunate to have our frequent guest, Meg Norris of Opt Out Georgia, bring us some exciting news about what is going on in Georgia to push for legislation to dramatically change the Common Core disaster that we see all over this great land. Meg also informed me about a businessman who has great knowledge of the real Cuba, Alex Gimenez, who will tell us about the plight of the poor Cuban people. An American by birth born to parents of Cuban and Argentinian descent, he is concerned about what we don’t know about Cuba. While we are opening doors and lifting the embargo against Cuba per the President’s executive actions, the Cuban people are living under an internal embargo courtesy of the Castro regime. The poor citizens basically own nothing and serve as serfs for the state. In the words of the late and great Paul Harvey, Alex brings “the rest of the story”.
Alex is the father of two grown children and he is also very concerned about the educational system here in America and in his hometown of Atlanta. So we’ll also get his take on Common Core and what a good businessman with international experience, not a crony-capitalist as a lapdog to the state, thinks about the process and what should be done about it.
It should be a great discussion. The show goes live Wednesday night at 7. You won’t want to miss this one. See you then.
The King of DC Media, William Powell, welcomes Director\Writer Jason A. Ellis and the cast of his play "U-Street, the musical", which tackles homelessness.
Bio for Director\Writer Jason A. Ellis:
Jason A. Ellis – (Talent Agent) is excited to once again perform on stage for his many supporters and expresses his heartfelt gratitude for that continued support today. He has choreographed for and performed in several productions at his Alfred Street Baptist Church, as well as with theater companies in the DMV area in productions such as A Soldier’s Play, Seven Guitars, Joseph and the Amazing Technicolor Dreamcoat, and Company. His ADHD won’t allow him to sit still, so his hand can be found in many aspects of this production, which has been the same for all of the other productions that he writes, directs, produces, etc. A son of Jamaica, he lives by the optimistic slogan for the country’s flag, “hardships there are, but the land is green and the sun shineth”.
What do you think makes the fans zoom in on a character and go "Yup, that's the one. That's the favorite!" Certainly all characters are liked but someone, but usually a show or movie has a character that stands above the rest.
From my perspective: Supernatural has Dean, Teen Wolf is Stiles, NCIS is Tony, Criminal Minds is Spencer... shows like SG1 and SGA I could argue it was either of the two leads.
But what is it about those characters that makes us sit up and take notice, and more importantly, how to bring that level of interest to an original character?
DC Films Talk Podcast #4 - BATMAN V SUPERMAN FINAL TRAILER REVIEW