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  • 01:03

    Rebecca Walker on Creating Identity & Her Debut Novel, Ade

    in Relationships

    Do you feel as if your life has been one big quagmire? Have you found yourself wondering why me? Have you asked yourself over and over, "Why did The Universe place me in the of middle of a riddle, a riddle I'm calling my life?   Join Dr. D Ivan Young for this provocative interview with a woman who's been named by Time Magazine one of the 50 future leaders of America. Rebecca Walker is a writer and the daughter of Alice Walker, the African-American author of The Color Purple, and Mel Leventhal, a Jewish American lawyer. Through a series of journeys to find her identity, she has stepped into her own light as a writer.   Rebecca Walker is the author of the best-selling memoirs Black, White and Jewish and Baby Love, and editor of the anthology Black Cool. Her writing has appeared in Newsweek, Glamour, Marie Claire, The Washington Post, and Vibe, among many other publications. Her debut novel just released is entitled Ade.   For more information, please visit www.rebeccawalker.com and follow her on Twitter: @rebeccawalker.   To submit a show idea, comment, or be considered as a featured guest email julia@divanyoung.com. 

  • 02:01

    That's Novel Interview with Author Cassandre Dayne

    in Books

    Stephanie's interview with Cassandre Dayne will air on Wednesday, April 29, 2015.  You can find Cassandre's books on Amazon here:  http://amzn.to/1JgKWCV. 


    About Cassandre Dayne:


    Cassandre started writing stories and poems before she knew how to ride a bike and proceeded onto novels by age eleven. By the time she was an early teenager, she had written fifteen novels. As early adulthood, college and life settled in; writing was placed on the back burner but never forgotten entirely. Suddenly awakened by the rampant fantasies and untold stories of characters that flowed through her dreams every night and filtered into her daylight hours; she could hold back the creative process no longer.
    Cassandre writes highly erotic romance stories and novels in the contemporary, science fiction and paranormal flavors. Currently she has over fifty erotic romance novels published with Rebel Ink Press and several more under contract. 
    In addition, as her alter ego Bethany Halle, she is the host of the Edge on the World of Ink Network (a Blog Talk station) - taking authors to the very edge of their creative works.


    Cassandre is the Managing Director of both the Entice and Edge lines for Booktrope Publishing.

    Tell me, can you dare to take the plunge and enjoy a touch of the wicked?

    cassandre@cassandredayne.com
    http://www.cassandredayne.com
    http://twitter.com/bethanyhalle
    http://cassandredayne.wordpress.com/


     

  • 00:29

    A Vegan Novel - "Off the Reservation" - with Glen Merzer

    in Food

    Today Laura Theodore the Jazzy Vegetarian welcomes Glen Merzer who is an author, playwright, and screenwriter - to discuss his recent novel, Off the Reservation - a comic narrative about a quirky vegan congressman who undertakes an unconventional quest for the presidency; actor Jason Alexander called it “as politically savvy and poetically literate a book as I have read in a long while…. a completely gorgeous and rewarding experience.” 


    Signed copies of Laura Theodore’s Cookbooks and the Best of Jazzy Vegetarian DVD are available at jazzyvegetarian.com and Jazzy Vegetarian on Public television continues to air nationally – check local listings for airings in your area.


    ABOUT GLEN MERZER:  Glen began his career in book-writing as co-author, with Howard Lyman, of Mad Cowboy (Scribner, 1998) and No More Bull! (Scribner, 2005).  Merzer is also co-author of Unprocessed (2011), by Chef AJ; Food over Medicine (BenBella Books, 2013), with Pam Popper; and Better Than Vegan (BenBella Books, 2013), with Chef Del Sroufe. Merzer has had dozens of productions of his plays staged throughout the country, including two productions that toured to the John F. Kennedy Center for the Performing Arts in Washington, D.C.  Three of his plays have been published by Samuel French. Merzer is currently at work on a children’s book and his next novel.

  • 00:31

    RRBC RAVE WAVES BlogTalkRadio: BEHIND THE PEN

    in Books

    Join host Bethany Turner as she sits down with author John Howell. They will discuss John's novel My GRL, a recent Rave Reviews Book Club Book of the Month! My GRL is the story of John J. Cannon, a successful San Francisco lawyer who buys a boat he names My GRL - completely  unaware that his boat has been targeted by a terrorist group to be used to destroy a symbol of America’s greatness.

  • 02:27

    Writer's Block 10am PST/Radio Drama "The Grooming Hour" 11am PST

    in Culture

    10am to 11am PST - Writer's Block


     


    Tim Pylypiuk and Bob Delaney talk about fictional languages and the authors that go above and beyond basic storytelling to fashion a world with its own rules, logic, make-up, and inhabitants.  Featured today is Gene Roddenberry, J.R.R Tolkien and William Shakespeare with stand-up comedian Jim Gaffigan as a thrown in bonus during the break.


     


    11am to 12pm PST - Radio Drama "The Grooming Hour:  Faherenheit 451 Act One Finale Preview"


     


    Act One Finale Preview


    Synopsis:  A workprint, non-soundtracked version of the upcoming Act One Finale performed by Tim Pylypiuk and featuring a complete runthrough of the soundtrack listing that will make up the majority of the episode.


    Original Novel By:  Ray Bradbury


    Adapted and Performed By:  Tim Pylypiuk


    Soundtrack By:  Pink Floyd, The Gorillaz, Yoko Shimomura, The Gentleman Losers and Julee Cruise


     Fahrenheit 451 available where books are sold


     



     

  • 00:29

    IndieReview Behind The Scenes w/ Author Lloyd Lofthouse (PVA Book Tour)

    in Entertainment

    Hello Everyone, My name is Michelle Cornwell Jordan one of your hosts, and my co-host Jamie White is also joining me this evening. Tonight we are very happy to have the opportuity to chat with Mystery/Suspense Author Lloyd Lofthouse as part of Premier Virtual Book Tour!


    Lloyd Lofthouse A romantic at heart, in his award winning novels, he tests true love in difficult situations and the challenges of keeping that love alive. My Splendid Concubine, his first novel, is an epic love story that teaches acceptance and respect for other people and their cultures. Running with the Enemy, his second novel, is a love story that will either cost the characters their lives or will complete each other’s hearts. The Redemption of Don Juan Casanova, his third novel, is the story of a man raised in a world of sin and seduction, who craves the love of one woman but fears, because of his infamous reputation as a libertine, that he’ll never find a woman to love who will trust him to be faithful.


    Lloyd Lofthouse lives with his family in California’s San Francisco Bay area.


    Website: http://lloydlofthouse.org/

  • 01:59

    How Erotica Influenced Hollywood

    in Writing

    With all of the buzz around erotic tales going Hollywood such as 50 Shades of Gray and Addicted, it appears erotica is the new black. Tonight's topic is erotica's influence on Hollywood. Join your favorite Urban Fiction Hosts K.C. Baylor and Santiago as we go into the the dirty business of sex from print to screen. We also have a very special guest P. Sharee author of debut erotic novel Fit for a King. She will be joining us at 6:30pm EST. Give us a call @ 347-989-0235 with comments, questions or shout-outs. 


    Remember to follow us for more Urban Fiction News, Reviews and Resources! if You'd like to be interviewed contact us @ www.urbanfictionnews.com 

  • 00:54

    Indie Books #85 (Jeffrey Stayton)

    in Books

    Tune in and join me as I welcome this week's guest. 


    Author Jeffrey Stayton joins me this week to talk about his novel: This Side of the River


    Told from multiple narrators, this gritty tale takes place in the summer of 1865 after the Confederacy has collapsed. A contingent of young Civil War widows who have survived General Sherman's March to the Sea rally around a teenage, Christ-haunted Texas Ranger named Cat Harvey to travel to Ohio to burn down Sherman's home. This compelling tale explores themes of trauma, revenge, redemption, and the disorder known then as nostalgia or soldier's heart. Author Corey Mesler proclaimd This Side of the River yarn-spinning of the highest order. Stayton's narrative, which gives Confederate soldiers body servants a voice that few Civil War stories do, will burn bright long after you ve put the book down.


    For more about Jeffrey Stayton and This Side of the River:


    http://www.jeffreystayton.com


    http://www.amazon.com/This-Side-River-Jeffrey-Stayton/dp/1936946386


     


     

  • 01:18

    From The Desk of Kiler Davenport Presents: Interview with Billy O'Connor

    in Comedy

    Billy O'Connor came to America from County Cork, Ireland, and grew up on the Bronx streets. After Vietnam, Billy was a Teamster, a Pub and restaurant owner, and before becoming a N.Y.C firefighter for 23 years, an illegal bookie. He has sailed, dove and traveled the world burdened by his addiction to drugs and alcohol.


    After the tragedy of 9/11 and the loss of 343 of his brother firefighters he sobered up and attended the University of Florida. At the age of 62, he earned his journalism degree and began to write.


    He has written two highly praised weekly columns, two screenplays and numerous political pieces. He also finished in the finals out of nearly 400 contestants in Arizona's funniest comic contest two years in a row.


    "Confessions of a Bronx Bookie" is his much-anticipated first novel. Every Amazon review has been phenomenal, all five stars. Most see the novel as a movie or series.


    Unlink many authors who come directly out of college, O'Connor waited to write until after he had something to say.


    If anyone personifies that life truly begins at 60, it is Billy O'Connor. You can reach Billy @ http://www.BronxBilly.com.


    Billy's acerbic wit on stage has entertained audiences throughout California, Florida, New York and Arizona for the past three years. He has shared the stage with such great comedic talents as Todd Berry, Julian McCullough, Lisa Landry and Thai Rivera. As a reformed alcoholic, compulsive gambler and drug addict, his inspirational story reminds us that reminds us all that with proper attitude, life begins at 60. He currently lives in Phoenix, Az.


    - Vietnam Vet  - Former NYC Fireman  - Published Author  - Stand-Up Comic


    - Former Bookie  - University of Florida Graduate


     

  • 01:00

    Kealan Patrick Burke joins Thorne & Cross: Haunted Nights LIVE!

    in Books

    Haunted Nights LIVE! hosts Tamara Thorne and Alistair Cross welcome...


    Born and raised in Ireland, Kealan Patrick Burke is the Bram Stoker Award-winning author of six novels, over a hundred short stories, and editor of several acclaimed anthologies. When not writing, Kealan designs book covers through his company Elderlemon Design (www.elderlemondesign.com). 
    A feature film based on his short story “Peekers” is currently in development at Lionsgate Entertainment.


    When the Blue Lady walks… Death walks with her… Thorne & Cross’ collaborative debut, The Cliffhouse Haunting is now available. They are also the authors of the successful serialized novel, The Ghosts of Ravencrest, among other works. Visit Thorne and Cross at their websites: tamarathorne.com and alistaircross.com to learn more. 

  • 00:43

    Surviving and Thriving: How to Get Through Difficult Times

    in Books

    April 30, 2015 - LIVING A RICHER LIFE ~ Life Changing Talk Radio


    THEME: Surviving and Thriving: How to Get Through Difficult Times


    INTERVIEW GUEST: Myra Jolivet


    Myra Jolivet currently serves as Vice President of Public Affairs for MLS Listings, Inc. She is a native of the San Francisco Bay Area with colorful Louisiana Creole roots. She began writing stories as soon as she was able to master the big pencil and wide lines. For more than a decade, Myra was an award-winning television news reporter and anchor, covering local and national stories. She is also the author of "Pushed Times, Chewing Pepper." The book is described as a fast-paced, crime-mystery thriller that gives an insightful peek into the Louisiana-Creole culture and the transformation of Sarah,the main character.


    THIS WEEK’S MESSAGE: 


    Most of us consider ourselves ordinary people capable of doing ordinary things in life. But, life is a series of peaks and valleys. Sometimes we are up, sometimes we are down.  This is considered normal. But, what happens when our lives are no longer ordinary and difficult times really set in? The most common advice is not to dwell in silence. According to Wendy Mogel, PhD, a clinical psychologist based in Los Angeles and the author of The Blessing of a Skinned Knee, "Obstacles, setbacks, and losses are a vital part of experiencing the fullness, and even sweetness of life."  However, sometimes in order to survive and thrive, we must also find a way to "push" ourselves through difficult times in our life. In her new novel, Myra Jolivet eloquently tells a suspense-filled story, wrapped around a Creole expression, "pushed times make a monkey chew pepper."