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Join Nancy Reid & Lisa D. Smith – publishers of Big Blend Radio & TV Magazine, for Big Blend Radio’s Success Express show, airing live online from the historic Coronado Motor Hotel in Yuma, Arizona, the headquarters for the BIg Blend Spirit of America Tour of all 407+ National Park units..
On This Episode:
- Historic California Employment Lawsuits with Ward Heinrichs Esq., partner at Backstrom & Heinrichs Attorneys at Law in San Diego, CA.
- Success in Writing & Publishing Historical Fiction with Lynn Wiese Sneyd ‘The Book Biz Whiz’, owner of LWS Literary Services.
A family physician, Patricia Kullberg, MD, MPH, devoted her career to serving persons living with physical, mental and addiction disorders at a clinic for the homeless. She has written many award-winning articles about health and medicine, but Girl in the River is her first novel. Kullberg and her husband live in Portland, Oregon, where she facilitates writing workshops for marginalized women and tends a large garden.
On the eve of World War II, Portland, Oregon, battles corruption as the city falls into the hands of gangsters. Newly orphaned, Mae Rose wanders the rain-stained streets alone, on the lam from a knife-wielding pimp and mustering her own worst impulses to survive. As Mae rises to power in Portland’s gritty sex industry, she’s pursued by a district attorney who seeks to snare her for more personal reasons. In the city’s smoky nightspots, the glamorous Dr. Ruth Barnett turns heads, but by day she operates a wildly successful abortion service. At war’s end, both Mae and Ruth are caught in the crosshairs of Portland’s anti-vice crusade. The women’s survival, as well as any chance at lasting love, depends on their allegiance to each other and their abilities to outsmart the cops and politicians who no longer protect them.
Jeff Andrews is a published author of two works of historical fiction.
His first novel is The Freedom Star.
A 99,000-word historical novel immerses readers in the lives, dreams, and sufferings of two families, one slave and one master, bound together by the tobacco fields of South Boston, Virginia.
Isaac yearns for the freedom that Henry McConnell, his friend and owner’s son, takes for granted. After false promises, failed escapes, imprisonment, and the sting of his master’s whip, Isaac’s only hope of fleeing slavery and reuniting with the woman he loves lies in accompanying Henry and the Confederates on their march north. When Yankees wound Henry and take him prisoner, Isaac finds himself behind the Union lines, free, but with a choice: continue north toward his dream or return to slavery to save his friend.
His second novel is The Gandy Dancer.
His career is on the rocks. His ex-wife is demanding more money. A woman he can’t even remember accuses him of fathering her child. Newspaper reporter Mitch Corsini shrugs and takes another drink. However, when his estranged teenaged daughter mysteriously disappears, his life finally has a purpose: find the child he's neglected for too long and rekindle the love they once shared.
Mitch’s quest takes him to the Virginia mountains and his ancestral home. There, he finds himself locked in a life or death struggle to save his daughter as seventy-year-old family secrets and the fate of a long-forgotten railroad worker combine to shatter the very foundations of his world.
The Gandy Dancer weaves parallel story lines, one modern, one set in the 1930s. Readers familiar with The Freedom Star might appreciate the appearance of Isaac’s descendants in this fast-paced 80,000-word novel.
Wednesday, December 3, 3 pm ET, The Halli Casser-Jayne Show is taking a look at World War II through the eyes of two well-known writers of historical novels, the award-winning author Pam Jenoff and James MacManus.
Pam Jenoff has written several novels, including the Quill Award nominee, THE KOMMANDANT’S GIRL. Jenoff is a graduate of George Washington University, Cambridge and Penn Law. She served as the special assistant to the Secretary of the Army. In 1996, after moving over from the Pentagon to the State Department, she was assigned to the U.S. Consulate in Krakow, Poland where she developed an expertise in Polish-Jewish relations and the Holocaust. THE WINTER GUEST is her latest book, the story of twin sisters fighting for survival in Nazi occupied Poland and the mysterious American pilot that lands on their doorstep.
London born James MacManus was educated at Westminster School and graduated from St. Andrews University. He has worked for the Daily Express and the Guardian first as a reporter and then as a foreign correspondent. He moved to The Times where he serves as Managing Director of the Times Literary Supplement. He is the author of several novels including BLACK VENUS and OCEAN DEVIL made into a film starring Jonathan Rhys Meyers. His latest book SLEEP IN PEACE TONIGHT takes place in 1941 London, and brings to life the tale of Harry Hopkins, the adviser to Franklin D. Roosevelt dispatched to London on the eve of the Second World War and the history-making relationship he forms with Britain’s Prime Minister Winston Churchill.
History, romance, World War II with respected authors Pam Jenoff and James MacManus on The Halli Casser-Jayne Show, Talk Radio for Fine Minds, Wednesday, December 3, 3 pm ET. For more information visit Halli Casser-Jayne dot com.
Murray Pura, David- Michael Harding and Molly Noble Bull head up a panel of Historical Fiction authors!
About Murray Pura:Murray Andrew Pura was born in Winnipeg, Manitoba, Canada, and has traveled extensively throughout Canada, the United States, Europe, Asia, and the Middle East. Ordained as a Baptist minister in 1986, Pura has served five churches in Canada and headlined numerous speaking engagements in Canada and the United States. He has five books published, was a contributor to the Life With God Bible, has been a finalist for The Paraclete Fiction Award, The Dartmouth Book Award, and The John Spencer Hill Literary Award, and has been shortlisted for the prestigious 2010 Kobzar Literary Award of Canada.
About Molly Noble Bull:Molly Noble Bull, Christian novelist, is a native Texan, and she is a graduate of Texas A&M University at Kingsville. Molly's father and maternal grandfather were ranch managers, making them real Texas cowboys, and she spent part of her growing up years on a 60,000 acre cattle ranch. She and her husband have three grown sons and four grandchildren, and all three of their sons are involved in ranching in Texas today.
Her novel, Sanctuary, won the 2008 Gayle Wilson Award of Excellence in the inspirational category and tied for first place in the 2008 Winter Rose contest also in the inspirational category.
To learn more about Molly and her books, please visit her website. www.mollynoblebull.com
About David- Michael Harding:David-Michael Harding is a life-long writer whose work has appeared in national publications and has been recognized by the international writing community. He is a former collegiate writing instructor and semi-professional football player. His experiences provide readers with well researched, crushing fast-paced action.
Born in Fort Worth, Texas Julie Morgan moved to Florida in 2004. She married the love of her life in 2005 and has an amazing little girl! She's a software analyst by trade, super geeky girl who loves Star Wars, Star Trek (the new movies too) and LOVES getting lost in novels. She enjoys many genres but favorites would be paranormal/fantasy/romance, sci-fi/romance, murder/mystery/suspense, and the occasional YA. Fuled Desire
She dabbled in writing most of her life; from writing poetry to writing a few short stories. In July of 2013 Julie began her adventure of writing her first novel, Fallen. It's a paranormal/romance series with four novels that pushes the edge of what we know about angels and demons.
Another series Julie has authored is the Southern Roots series, with it's latest installent, Fueled Desire, being released on March 31, 2015.
She is currently working on a new novel, Delta Force, a military, romance, drama.
You can learn more about Julie Morgan, her books, her upcoming events, read her blog, and much more on her website www.juliemorganbooks.com.
Historical Fiction author Lorrieann Russell is back, hanging out and talking about life as an author. She'll be the first to tell you that she came in late to the party, encouraged -- rather emphatically -- by friends, and she's going to talk to me about what she's learned along the way.
Please join us!
By Right of Blood
William Fylbrigge is ill prepared to claim what is his, by right of blood, and his place among the powerful clan he has been born into. His older brother Thomas doesn't want to share what he thinks is rightfully his, secretly arranging to have the young lad killed in a convenient accident; William could lose everything, including his life.
Sean Wilbrun, the son of a common groomsman, transcends the barriers of his class and station when he is elevated to the esteemed ranks of guard for Lord Edward, Duke of Stonehaven. His first assignment, however, is not to wield a sword to protect his duke, but instead to attend to the newly arrived foster son.
William and Sean soon form an unlikely duo and a lasting bond as together they face Thomas' accusations of murder and treason..
Historical Fiction author Deanna Proach joins me as she reads an excerpt from her book Day of Revenge. Set in the days of the French Revolution, this book offers action and angst, and some wonderfully created characters.
Please join us for an entertaining show.
Discussing the Republican and Democratic presidential races and the change of leadership in the House of Representative, Dust off your old copies of Atlas Shrugged and the Fountainhead!
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