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  • Klarque Garrison of "Survive 365"

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    Mr. 365, D. Klarque Garrison, host of the blog, Survive 365, and the blog talk radio show, Survive 365: The Conversation of Survive 365 discusses his book, How to Survive the Next 365 | Your Lifeline to a Better Life.

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    EP215 Author & Historian Robert Buccellato Joins Kori on the Back Porch

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    Robert Buccellato is the Author of "Florida Governors Lasting Legacies", "Jimmy Carter in Plains the Presidential Hometown", and the forthcoming "Finding Dan McCarty."
    He is a Graduate of Florida State University and the Historian for the Clerk of Courts for Leon County, a position created for him by Clerk Bob Inzer. 


    The physical connections to most American presidents are deeply rooted in the past and unfamiliar. One can no longer see Washingtons birthplace or William Henry Harrisons log cabin. Plains, Georgia, is different, and the attachment Americans have for it remains truly unique. Jimmy Carter in Plains: A Presidential Hometown tells the inspirational story of how one man and his community transformed a nation. When Jimmy Carter, a one-term governor of Georgia, announced his candidacy for president, few took him seriously. Yet, in just two years, he managed to pull off a spectacular and unprecedented victory, thanks to his personal style of politicking and the support of his hometown. Many of his neighbors campaigned for him, and they became known as the Peanut Brigade. Crowds started to flock to the sleepy hamlet of Plains, making celebrities out of the candidates mother, younger brother, and daughter. The exceptional photographs of Charles W. Plant guide the reader through the 1976 election, which made Plains Americas hometown.

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    EP214 Debut Novelist Larry Luikart joins Kori on the Back Porch

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    Larry Luikart is an Ohio native who holds bachelors and masters degrees in History and Political Science from Concordia University. He previously worked for over twenty-five years as a member of the Missouri State Highway Patrol. Luikart lives in the Westcliffe, Colorado, area with his wife and their two dogs, where he also writes for the weekly newspaper, The Sentinel. This is his first book. 


    Throw Salt on the Water is a heartfelt tale of lasting friendship explores the lives of ordinary soldiers through the eyes of two best friends who must decide their ultimate loyalties when they find themselves on opposing sides of the Civil War

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    EP212 Award-winning Journalist Leo Adam Biga Joins Kori on the Back Porch

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    Award-winning Journalist and author Leo Adam Biga returns to the show to talk about his latest book: Crossing Bridges. 


    Father Vavrina has served as a priest for many years, and has served several missions trips to help the needy. Father Ken worked with lepers in Yemen, and was ultimately arrested and thrown in jail under false suspicions of spying. After being forcibly removed from Yemen, he began his tenure with Catholic Relief Services. First in the extreme poverty and over-population of Calcutta in India. Then with warlords in Liberia to deliver food and supplies to refugees in need. Father Ken also spent several years working with Mother Teresa to heal the sick and comfort the dying.


    Crossing Bridges: A Priest’s Uplifting Life Among the Downtrodden is the story of Father Ken Vavrina’s life and travels – simple acts that moved him, people that inspired him, and places that astonished him. Father Ken has spent his life selflessly serving the Lord and the neediest around him, while always striving to remain a simple, humble man of God.

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    EP213 The Artful Marketer, Dr. Minette Riordan, joins Kori on the Back Porch

    in Entrepreneur

    Dr. Minette Riordan successfully built a 6-figure multi-media publishing company targeting families in the Dallas/Ft. Worth Metroplex. For over 10 years she ran Scissortail Publishing, publishers of North Texas Kids magazine, NorthTexasKids.com and producers of the North Texas Kids family expos. She credits her success to learning how to connect with others through networking, referrals, strategic partnerships and an attitude of service to others first.


    Inside The Artful Marketer you will discover the 5 mistakes that most creative entrepreneurs make that destroy their chances of breaking through to 6 figures and how to avoid those mistakes. Did you know that of the 10 million women-owned businesses in the United States, only 6% ever reach the 6-figure mark? Let's change that.

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    Create the Life You Want Part 4 (Revisited)

    in Health

    In this episode, I'm revisiting creating the life you want. This is officially part 4, so if you missed the first three, be sure to go back into the archives and listen. During this episode, my focus is on habits/rituals we create in order to achieve our short and long term goals. I've talked about habit formation before, but honestly, it deserves its own show. 


    You can find any resources I reference during this show over on the Back Porch Writer website.


    Join Hardy LeBel and me for Indie Author Hour over on Blab.im every Tuesday at 11:00 a.m. CDT. It's real talk from real authors. 

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    EP208 Historical Thriller Author P. Sinclair Joins Kori on the Back Porch

    in Writing

    US born P. Sinclair graduated with a degree in History before spending the early 1970s traveling around the countries he had studied, including Lebanon, Syria, and Jordon where he observed the culture and landscape; he also witnessed first-hand the rising social unrest amidst the growing refugee camps. Today, Sinclair is retired and living with his wife on the outskirts of Paris, France. Descent Into Paradise by P. Sinclair (published by Clink Street Publishing $15.50 paperback, $8.00 ebook) will be available September 22nd to buy online from retailers including amazon.co.uk and can be ordered at all good bookstores.


    ABOUT THE BOOK:


    Thrust into a vortex of violence, a beautiful Mossad assassin, an American special forces operative, and a Palestinian freedom fighter find themselves torn between loyalty and love in this insightful historical thriller, which exposes the origin of the Arab Israeli conflict and the Islamic fundamentalist ascent to power. Israel, 1967. Caught up in the final actions of the Six Day War, Shasa, a young Palestinian girl, is the sole survivor of a brutal attack on her village. Growing up with her adopted family in Israel, and shunned by the other children in her small village, Shasa’s only true friend is another orphan named Zev. As fate would have it, both will meet again; Zev, as commander of Israel’s most elite special forces unit and Shasa, one of Mossad’s most accomplished operatives.

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    EP209 Author of Mommie Dearest Diary Rutanya Alda Joins Kori on the Back Porch

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    With a career spanning nearly 50 years in show business and over a hundred roles, Alda might be best known for her performances in The Deer Hunter as Steven's wife, Angela, as well as for the cult classic Mommie Dearest, as loyal Crawford housekeeper Carol Ann, and Amityville II: The Possession, having been nominated for the Golden Raspberry Award two years in succession (1982 and 1983) for the latter roles. She has also won a Clio and is a member of the Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences. Alda has appeared on numerous television programs, such as Cold Case, CSI: Crime Scene Investigation and as a featured character on the Ron Perlman/Linda Hamilton TV series, Beauty and the Beast. 


    Her book THE MOMMIE DEAREST DIARY: Carol Ann Tells All is causing quite a stir. Here's the blurb: In this very private diary, Rutanya Alda ("Carol Ann") delves into the art, the business, and the wild milieu of American cinema by taking you behind the scenes of Mommie Dearest to tell her story of drama and disarray on and off the set. Rutanya frames her diary with anecdotes of Robert Altman, Joan Crawford, Brian De Palma, Bob Dylan, Elia Kazan, Sam Peckinpah, Roman Polanski, Lee Strasberg, Barbra Streisand, and John Wayne, among others—a rich cast of her life's characters, who in turn entertain, illuminate, and ultimately weave Rutanya's life into Carol Ann's, setting the stage for you to vicariously live through the making of this cult classic, from her audition in the living room of director Frank Perry to the wrap party on the last day of shooting.


     

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    EP211 Glance Back, Move Forward

    in Writing

    HAPPY NEW YEAR!


    In this episode, we're celebrating what we accomplished in 2015 and sharing our plans for the New Year. It's all about moving forward. Pushing onward. Achieving and excelling in the areas of our life that we want to change. Consider this a "Create the life you want" recap and prediction. A bonus episode, really.

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    EP207 Indie Author & Artist Linda Riesenberg Fisler Joins Kori on the Back Porch

    in Writing

    Creative Entrepreneur Linda Riesenberg Fisler is an award winning artist and an award winning author.  Leaving her 26 year extremely successful career at Proctor & Gamble, Riesenberg Fisler pursues creativity spending days writing, painting or marketing her creations. She is also the host of Art Chats with Linda Fisler, an internationally popular internet podcast in which she interviews creatives who share their many talents with her listeners. Her latest publications include, Blind Influence which placed at the 2015 Paris Book Festival and 2015 Hollywood Book Festival.  Her art instruction book called How to Paint from Brush to Palette Knives, reached #5 bestselling Painting book over at Kindle and was listed as the number one Hot New Release within a week of its release. 


    About the book: BLIND INFLUENCE


    It is kind of like Jason Bourne meets the Good Wife in the West Wing! Nicole Charbonneau, a sexy, successful attorney, becomes bait in a trap to capture The Serpent, an assassin that British Agent Sean Adkins has tracked for ten years and a personal stake in capturing.  Add in a powerful Senator who aids Nicole and Sean, and the stage is set for a thrilling roller coaster ride!  

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    The Author Chat Show with Lynda D. Brown

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    Best selling author Vanessa Davis Griggs makes her first appearance on the Author Chat Show to discuss her new re-release, Redeeming Waters.


    About the book:


    Redeeming Waters is a story about a mega gospel recording artist named King d.Avid who meets Brianna. Their paths cross again years later and you see them both dealing with some things during that time. As with all of us, we make decisions not realizing how deep the consequences of those actions may take us. This story shows how one decision can begin to snowball into something that’s hard to stop as it gains an avalanche of momentum. People will also learn things when it comes to the biblical telling of David and Bathsheba. 


    About the author:


    An author and motivational speaker who adores the power of words both written and spoken, at the end of 1996 this former BellSouth employee left 18 years of service and stepped out on faith as she pursues her purpose and passion—writing and speaking. Vanessa Davis Griggs resides in Irondale, a community just outside of Birmingham, Alabama. Among many recognitions and awards, she’s the 2014 AAMBC Christian Writer of the Year. Vanessa received a Certificate of Special Congressional Recognition March 2010 from Congressman Sanford D. Bishop, Jr. of Georgia. Her novel Forever Soul Ties was a 2012 RT Book Review nominee for Best Multicultural Fiction. The Other Side of Divine received RT Book Review’s highest recognition of 4.5 Stars and Top Pick! and was also an 2013 RT Book Review nominee for Best Multicultural Fiction.