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Daniel Boyd is an acclaimed filmmaker with dozens of films, including Chillers, Strangest Dreams: Invasion of the Space Preachers, and Paradise Park (aka, Heroes of the Heart) to his credit. A media studies professor at West Virginia State University since 1983, Boyd has also taught around the world including in Tanzania as a three-time Fulbright scholar. Producing nearly every genre of film, Boyd’s television work has earned 3 national Telly awards and 2 regional Emmy nominations. He has recently expanded into graphic novel creation with Chillers – The Graphic Novel (Transfuzion Publishing), which was the 2012 Shel Dorph nominee for Original Graphic Novel of the Year, and Ghastly nominee for Best Horror Anthology. Chillers 2 was released in 2013, and CARBON, August 2014. Boyd also serves as “Artist and Residence” at WV State University’s Economic Developments Center on Charleston’s west side.
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Tonight I'm super excited to say that we have Stephan Frost on the show, author of Mortifera, a graphic novel that will keep you on your toes with its fast action and marvelous artwork.
Demons, swordplay, ancient secrets waiting to be revealed - that is what you have in store for you tonight. It's a wonderful addition to our Halloween theme for the month - nothing goes better with Halloween than DEMONS.
Be sure to be here to learn more about the publishing process, how graphic novels get put into production - not to mention the artwork, incredible story line, and adventures sure to thrill everyone.
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Tonight meet the creative genius behind The Fifth Beatle, the new graphic novel on the life of Brian Epstein. Winning award after award, this artistic rendering of the "life of Brian" is flying off the shelves because it's quick to read, lovely to look at, and a wonderful work of art to collect. Join me as we talk about the line Tiwary draws between fact and fiction...and as we discuss elements of the book that stray from the historical time line. You'll be able to call in and sing this author's praises...and ask him your questions! I'll be taking calls around 8:15 pm CT.
What's the deal, people! Check out the latest episode of the Mid Week in Review, thanks to Afronerd Machine Works. Don't forget to set your clocks for this Wednesday at 7:30pm EST as your designated hosts, Dburt and Capt. Kirk hone their detective skills analyzing this (mid) week's topics: After this year's Oscar nominees were revealed to not include any films or talent of color, actress Jada Pinkett Smith calls for a boycott of the famed award broadcast; activist and media personality, Rev. Al Sharpton causes controversy for a soul food reference during a rally with a majority Black crowd on MLK Day; we give our impressions of not only this past weekend's Black Comic Book Festival at the Schomburg (Harlem, NYC) but also Dburt's appearance as a panelist during the event; and speaking of Dr. King's Holiday, we revisit once again, our thoughts as to what would the iconic Civil Rights think about race relations and by extension Black progress empowerment, circa 2016; what exactly can we learn from the apparent ascendancy of "budget" hip hop artist, Lil Dicky (Save Dat Money!); Black Lives Matter's head acolyte, DeRay Mckesson makes an appearance on Stephen Colbert's Late Show and proceeds to instruct him on his White privilege (yawn...can't we just do the work without exposition?). And lastly, we highlight the successful Tuskegee Heirs graphic novel Kickstarter campaign. Call the hosts live at 646-915-9620.
Angel Payne: Bestselling romance author Angel Payne has been reading and writing her entire life, though her love for romances began in junior high, when writing with friends on "swap stories" they'd trade between classes. Needless to say, those stories involved lots of angst, groping, drama, and French kissing.Angel still lives in Southern California, where she is married to her soul mate and lives on a street that looks like Brigadoon, with their awesome daughter and Lady Claire, the dog with impeccable manners. When not writing, she enjoys reading, pop culture, alt rock, cute shoes, and hanging at the beach with family and friends. Find her on Amazon at: http://amzn.to/1oiAC9b
Rachael Duncan: Rachael Duncan is an Army wife to her amazing husband, Steven, and mother to their beautiful daughters, Natalie and Zoe. She grew up in Nashville, Tennessee and went off to graduate from the University of Tennessee with a bachelor's degree in political science. With initial plans to work in politics, she moved to Washington, D.C. and worked on Capitol Hill for a House Representative. After a short time, she realized it wasn't for her and began pursuing other careers until she started writing. She's the author of Tackled by Love and The Lies and Truth Duet. Find her on Amazon at: http://amzn.to/1Q3I2JO
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This Monday is a brand new episode of Graphic Policy Radio, the show that mixes comics and politics. For this episode we're welcoming first time guest Karama Horne, aka "the blerdgurl" to talk comics and more!
Karama Horne (a.k.a. - “the blerdgurl”) is a freelance commercial video editor by day and comic book reading, anime watching, TV live tweeting, K-Pop listening, blog writing, superhero geek gurl by night. On a mission to shine a light on both characters and sequential artists of color, she provides commentary, reviews and interviews on her popular tumblr and official website theblerdgurl.com.
One of her most popular posts, “25 Reasons Why You’re Not Making Money at Comic Cons” went viral in 2015 and received over 23K pageviews in 3 days. She has been quoted on popular media sites like Comics Alliance, Comic Book Resources and The Beat. Her writing has been featured on Black Girl Nerds, The Mary Sue and PeepGame Comix.
When Karama’s not writing or editing, she’s fixing up her century old brownstone in the Bedford Stuyvesant section of Brooklyn that she shares with her two cats who plot her demise daily. You can find the blerdgurl on twitter, facebook, instagram and tumblr.
Bethany Lopez: Award-Winning Author Bethany Lopez began self-publishing in June 2011. She's a lover of all things romance: books, movies, music, and life, and she incorporates that into the books she writes. When she isn't reading or writing, she loves spending time with her husband and children, traveling whenever possible. Some of her favorite things are: Kristen Ashley Books, coffee in the morning, and In N Out burgers. Bethany Lopez is represented by Marisa Corvisiero of Corvisiero Literary Agency.
Sign up for her Newsletter to keep updated on her work: http://eepurl.com/Rcmrn and find her on Amazon at: http://amzn.to/1nVfFky
Amy Hale: Amy Hale is a best selling author, mother, and wife living in Illinois. Her husband and kids are the center of her universe, although her cat believes otherwise. She also loves reading, music, and photography.
Amy started her writing career in 2003 with non-fiction and educational pieces, but decided to take the leap to fiction in 2014. Her whiteboard is full of crazy ideas and she's always plotting new projects. She's a hopeless romantic and adores all the various ways a love story can be told. Amy also loves mystery, humor, suspense, and other action filled stories, so her goal is to blend the action with romance and keep you on your toes.
Learn more at authoramyhale.com and find her on Amazon at: http://amzn.to/23Aymu5
Back by Popular Demand Elana and Steven dive in to the second episode of The Venture Bros. called "Maybe No Go". The Venture Bros. cartoon on Adult Swim references everything from Hannah-Barbara to Marvel, David Bowie to the Big Bopper, cult cinema, Oscar Wilde to Henry Kissinger. The show’s central theme is failure-- the reality of life after the promises and optimism of the 60s space age have faded. But also the positive value of failure as a way to learn and grow, of making unpleasant realities better, and ultimately whether you can learn to keep the joyfulness of youth without its illusions.
In this podcast episode Elana and Steven continue to explore the series as pop culture history geeks, talking about the latest episode, drawing out themes and references.
This week on Candi and Company we will be joined by the fabulous Miss Jewcee. Miss Jucee is an expert in black erotica, sexuality and bdsm. She has her own naughty show on Tuesday nights. Jewcee Tails Erotc Chat. She always brings the fire.
The author Zane let black erotcia to the forefront with her 1999 novel "Sex Chronicles" followed by her hotly successful "Addicted" released in 2000. The later became a popular erotic movie that put "50 Shades of Grey" to shame. Pull up a chair, get comfy, and slide on in.
James Lee Burke was born in Houston, Texas, in 1936 and grew up on the Texas-Louisiana gulf coast. He attended Southwestern Louisiana Institute and later received a B. A. Degree in English and an M. A. from the University of Missouri in 1958 and 1960 respectively. Over the years he worked as a landman for Sinclair Oil Company, pipeliner, land surveyor, newspaper reporter, college English professor, social worker on Skid Row in Los Angeles, clerk for the Louisiana Employment Service, and instructor in the U. S. Job Corps. He and his wife Pearl met in graduate school and have been married 48 years. They have four children: Jim Jr., an assistant U.S. Attorney; Andree, a school psychologist; Pamala, a T. V. ad producer; and Alafair, a law professor and novelist who has 4 novels out with Henry Holt publishing.
Burke’s work has been awarded an Edgar twice for Best Crime Novel of the Year. He has also been a recipient of a Breadloaf and Guggenheim Fellowship and an NEA grant. Two of his novels,Heaven’s Prisoners and Two For Texas, have been made into motion pictures. His short stories have been published in The Atlantic Monthly, New Stories from the South, Best American Short Stories, Antioch Review, Southern Review, and The Kenyon Review. His novel The Lost Get-Back Boogie was rejected 111 times over a period of nine years, and upon publication by Louisiana State University press was nominated for a Pulitzer Prize. Today he and his wife live in Missoula, Montana, and New Iberia, Louisiana.
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February and April are He Said/She Said months on Next Steps Radio!
Does gender count when it comes to writing thrillers? Are there differences between the two sets of authors and the books they write? And the biggie: is one gender more likely to be successful than the other?
First up, the men. Please join host and award-winning suspense novelist Jenny Milchman as she talks to three male authors about whether sex matters.
Matthew FitzSimmons was born in Illinois and grew up in London, England. He now lives in Washington, DC, where he taught English literature and theater at a private high school for over a decade. THE SHORT DROP, a political kidnapping conspiracy thriller, is his first novel.
Barry Lancet’s third book in his award-winning international thriller series featuring Jim Brodie is PACIFIC BURN. Previous books are JAPANTOWN (Barry Award Winner) and TOKYO KILL (Shamus Award Finalist). Lancet divides his time between Japan and California.
After graduating with a Journalism degree from the University of Oklahoma, Tim Washburn spent several years working in the television business both in Oklahoma City and Little Rock, Arkansas. His first book, POWERLESS, deals with a geomagnetic solar storm that destroys every power grid in the northern hemisphere, flinging the human race back to the Dark Ages.
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