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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.
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.
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.
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.
1941 - On the eve of America’s entry into World War II, Nazi Germany is developing a new weapon of unprecedented power, one that will give them ultimate victory over all the nations of the world. But the war turns against them before it is completed, and a conspiracy forms to preserve the weapon and carry on the research.
1999 - At the dawn of a new century, Alex Pyke, a self-styled bachelor entrepreneur, wants only the American Dream of a bigger house and a fatter bank account. But a business opportunity lures him back to Germany, the country he left as an orphan of five during the height of the Cold War. Upon his arrival, he is swept up in a deadly adventure involving an aging industrialist and his brilliant, beautiful niece. Even as Alex unravels the mysteries of his own family’s history, he makes a discovery that will change the direction of his life, and maybe the whole world beyond.
Seeing by Moonlight is a thriller that combines uncovered history of the German rocketry program with a science fiction twist to create a sweeping tale of secrets and love that spans generations past, present, and future.
Nicholas Thurkettle has worn many hats in the creative world – screenwriter, playwright, novelist, journalist, editor, ghostwriter, stage producer/director, actor, feature film story executive and consultant, teacher, production crew member. He works independently in Los Angeles with the continuing goal of bringing good work to audiences anywhere he can find them.
Nicholas is the co-author (with M.F. Thomas) of the acclaimed thriller novel Seeing by Moonlight, and the author of the short story collection Stages of Sleep. He earned his degree in Theatre Performance and Music at Bradley University, and is a proud member of the Writers Guild of America and the Orange County Playwrights Alliance.
Join Nancy Reid & Lisa Smith – publishers of WayBackWhenMagazine.com, for Big Blend Radio’s Way Back When history and heritage show, airing live from Inn Marin in Novato, CA, as part of the Big Blend Spirit of America Tour of all 401 National Parks.
- Sandra Blackie - 1986 Canadian National Bodybuilding Champion, along with fashion designer Aggie Garcia
- Kathleen George – Author of ‘The Johnstown Girls’
- Patricia Daly-Lipe – Author of ‘Patriot Priest: The Biography of William Hemmick’
- C. F. Yetmen – Author ‘The Roses Underneath’
- M. J. Brett – Author ‘Truth Lies Six Foot Under’ & ‘Stand Silent, Stand Free’
- Naomi Torres – Superintendent of Juan Bautista de Anza National Historic Trail
Meet Dr. Duane Lindbergh. He will be joining me on the show to discuss his book, The Kingdom of the Rings.
About the book:
In his saga (historical fiction), The Kingdom of the Rings, author and historian Dr. Duane Lindberg poses the mystery “where are the golden rings? . . . the gold gifts given to the Christ Child by the Magi.
Throughout the centuries three mysterious golden rings make their way from the Coptic Church in Egypt to Norway in the 13th century and finally to modern-day America. What powerful secrets do they hold? Who carries those rings and why? What is to become of them? The Saga follows each of the rings through historic events in Europe and the Near East until they are carried by families from Norway and from Egypt by way of Germany in the great wave of immigration to the United States in the 18th and 19th centuries.
About the author:
In addition to his 50 years of pastoral ministry, Rev. Lindberg has served as the Presiding Pastor (Bishop) of the American Association of Lutheran Churches from 1987 until his retirement in 1999. As Presiding Pastor, he was instrumental in founding the American Lutheran Theological Seminary and served as adjunct professor in areas of church history and systematics. He also taught medieval history at Upper Iowa University. Duane and his wife Mardell reside in Waterloo, Iowa.
After ready author Robert Rubenstein's 1st historical fiction novel Ghost Runners I was in doubt he could pen anything equal to this superbly written account of the Olympic Runners experiences WWII era. Was I pleasantly surprised.
A Jewish Book Council, Book-of-Note author, Mr.Rubenstein's first novel was included in the United States Holocaust Memorial Museum library. Companion pieces:The White Bridge, a parody about the transformation of a young woman in a time of eugenics, baby farms, Hitler, the Klan, and the culture of lynching. Rob continues his inquiry to understand the hatred the horror,and the heroics needed to defeat fascism here and abroad. He teaches advanced topics in psychology, the psycholopgy of racism at a local college. A former special educator in the New York Public Schools. Rob raised two children as a single parent. He still loves the southwest, especially Navajo country, and gets his feet wet on the Coney Island shore.
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