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    Sweatpants & Novels Takes On Gone Girl

    in Books

    You've read the book. You’ve seen the movie. Now, join the conversation as the Sweatpants & Coffee book club, hosted by Richard Simms, takes on the most buzzed about novel of the past few years. What is it about Gillian Flynn’s Gone Girl that elevated it from a decent thriller to a literary sensation. Why did the book’s ending upset so many readers? And did the book manage to make the leap to the big screen in tact? We’ll discuss all this and more during this week’s Sweatpants & Novels podcast. Join the conversation by calling in... and consider having a favorite quote/passage from the book to share with your fellow members!

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    Sweatpants & Novels: Murder On The Hoof

    in Books

    Sweatpants & Novels invites you to slip into something comfy, pour a cup of coffee (or someting stronger!) and join host Richard M. Simms as he chats with Kathryn O'Sullivan, author of this month's read, Murder On The Hoof. The author -- whose third book, Neighing With Fire is set to come out this spring -- will share with us how she comes up with her delightfully devilish plots, why she chose to set the series in the Outer Banks of North Carolina, and exactly how she manages to find time to write inbetween teaching and working on her award-winning Web series, THURSTON! Got questions? Give us a call. Otherwise, sit back, saddle up and enjoy the ride!

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    Patricia K McCarthy and Her Crimson Series of Vampire Novels

    in Writing

    Patricia K McCarthy is Ottawa’s fang queen. Her Crimson series of vampire novels tell the unconventional love story of Samuel and Magdalene Crimson, and are part-blood bath and part-bubble bath. Her writing teases readers to make it to the end of each chapter alive. Patricia was riding the vampire wave before there was one, which accounts for her flirtation with the dark art of satire. Read her Crimson series and you may never feel the same again as you walk the streets of Ottawa when the sun goes down.


    As an indie publisher, Patricia’s knowledge of the business has been honed over the past fifteen years. Her interest in writing showed itself at six years of age. She has attended workshops on the fundamentals of writing, editing, and promotion, as well as having published three collections of passionate erotic poetry. Her work has been published in the U.K., Canada, and the U.S. In the beginning, her poetry evolved to short vampire stories and these in turn inspired her to begin the Crimson vampire series, which represents the last decade of her writing accomplishments. In between writing novels, she crafts short stories and works in Ottawa. Her work has received extensive publicity in Ottawa and elsewhere; copies of her media interviews can be read online. (See her website for details.) 


    Patricia divides her time between writing and work, coaching new authors, making appearances at fantasy fairs and exhibitions as well as holding workshops on Writing Fantasy Fiction.


    Where to find Patricia K. McCarthy online: http://wwwpatriciaKmccarthy.com

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    NCTE on THE USE OF GRAPHIC NOVELS & A CONVERSATION ABOUT "BANNED BOOKS WEEK"

    in Education

    NCTE on THE USE OF GRAPHIC NOVELS & A CONVERSATION ABOUT "BANNED BOOKS WEEK"


    ST. Louis University Professor Jennifer Buehler and University of Central Florida's Jeff Kaplan are our guests


    www.ncte.org  @ncte


    Presented by The Great Books Foundation


    www.greatbooks.org @greatbooksfnd

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    JCS, Graphic Novelist of Six Novels

    in Writing

    From living a nightmare, to building a dream. Graphic Novelist J.C.S. may only be 27 years old but she has come a long way. Abused as a child, and seemingly lost as a teen, she has turned her scraps into diamonds. So far, she has written six novels, has published five of those novels, and as also finished a trilogy known as Anguished Immortals.


    She will tell you, her goal was this: to publish and take care of her family. Her first attempt to write a novel came at the age of 15, and in between ten years, she tried and failed.


    Growing up in Denver, Colorado, it was realized (and said) countless times that opportunity in the workforce was greater and more stable than most states, especially for a woman. But having Systemic Lupus and two children only ten and a half months apart changed everything.


    Early 2012, inspiration came as J.C.S. decided to write her first romance novel. Even though it was a completed work, she saw that it wasn't yielding light on her talent. After doing a little research on the Archangel of Death and the Greek Goddess of War, Enyo, the makings of an Epic Fantasy trilogy had just begun.


    Taking her work to Authonomy and trying out the first two books, J.C.S. realized that sticking with something she loved, Epic Fantasy, did her better than trying to fit in.


    In 2013 J.C.S. wrote and published the first book to Bleeding Stars and Paper Hearts: Adrianna is Mine, following the same previewing and publishing path of her previous work. The audience from Authonomy helped her decide on publishing when not only had her book gone from #599 to #31 in a week, it stayed at #7 for three weeks and #1 for two.

  • 00:58

    Linda Wood Rondeau and Sally Meadows!

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    Linda Wood Rondeau has just released another Christmas story "Snow On Eagle Mountain".


    Colin O’Donnell becomes restless at Dinsmore Street, not realizing that God has another life lesson for him to learn. When Ginny announces her pregnancy, he takes a job as caretaker to the Riggs estate, El Corizón, stretching the massive face of Eagle Mountain, in the heart of the Adirondacks. Soon both Ginny and Colin become attached to the land and its reclusive, elderly owner, Jennifer Riggs Sullivan, the widow of a famous educator and politician. Mystery shrouds the estate as both Colin and Ginny wonder about the three photographs displayed on the fireplace mantel, one of a distinguished middle aged man, another of a World War II soldier, and the third of an impish child. As the family befriends their generous employer, El Corizón beats with new energy until a Christmas blizzard and an early delivery brings Colin to his knees once again.


    Sally Meadows is a two-time national award-nominated singer/songwriter from Saskatchewan, Canada, and contributor to the #1 bestselling book “Chicken Soup for the Soul: Christmas in Canada”, released in October 2014. Sally has three professional degrees and a long career in scientific & technical editing and education. She has been singing and leading worship in church since the mid 1990s, and has been writing freelance articles since 2006. In 2011, she entered a recording studio for the first time with a single song, “You Can Reach Mountains”, written for the northern Saskatchewan students with whom she had been working.  She walked out with a full album entitled “Turn the Page”, the title track of which was shortlisted in 2013 for a “Word Award”, Canada’s largest and most prestigious awards for those writing from a Christian perspective.


     

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    Thats Novel interview with E LR Jones

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    Join Stephanie as she interviews Author E LR Jones about her books and her writing career.  She will be the inaugural author on the Stephanie's Book Reports BlogTalk Radio channel.  E LR Jones is the author of The Norton Sisters Series; Live in "E" Motion; Can I do your hair?;  Touched by a god Series; The Discovery of Me; and several more.  Tune in to hear how E got her writing career started and where she's going from here.


    Find her on Amazon here: http://amzn.to/1B8uEJ6


    Show Date:  December 17, 2014

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    Book Club Radio with the authors of the Romance Collection, Season of Magic

    in Books

    Join us for Book Club Radio when we talk to the authors of the Holiday Romance Collection, Season of Magic; Vicki Batman, Cara Marsi, Merry Holly and Gerri Brousseau! Expect to hear excerpts and authors talking shop!  Call in to speak with the authors! 

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    A Different Kind Of Love: All Hail The Queen

    in Entertainment

    Writing has been Michelle Cuttino’s passion since grade school, and she is also an avid reader. Cuttino grew tired of books centered on handsome, chiseled men, and long-haired, fair-skinned women who were thin, but very shapely. That wasn't her reality. Since she couldn’t find novels with characters who mirrored those in her daily surroundings, she decided to create them herself. Her mission is to publish content written by and geared towards the plus-size population. Join me in welcoming the self-proclaimed "Queen of Plus-Size Fiction," Michelle Cuttino, who will give us the skinny on the representation of plus-size women in fiction.  

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    Young Adult Author J.R. Johansson joins The Writing Mama Show

    in Books

    Welcome to The World of Ink Network show on Blog Talk Radio. Our goal is to bring informative and entertaining shows to our listners.The mission of the World of Ink Network is to share resources that introduce tips, products and services to help strengthen, support and challenge those who love writing and the written word. 


    Our upcoming show this week spotlights young adult author J.R. Johansson, who joins host Virginia S Grenier to talk about her books and the writing life.


    J.R. Johansson is the author of Insomnia and Paranoia. She has a B.S. degree in public relations and a background in marketing. She credits her abnormal psychology minor with inspiring many of her characters. J.R. Johansson lives on the foothills of the Utah mountains with her two young sons and a wonderful husband. Visit her at www.jrjohansson.com


    Listen today to The Writing Mama Show at 4pm Eastern - 3pm Central - 2pm Mountain - 1pm Pacific


    Listeners, if you'd like to get in touch with any of our guests, please look for their website addresses in the show description or email us at http://worldofinknetwork.com. Also, look for all our World of Ink Network hosts on Facebook and Twitter.


    “Twenty years from now you will be more disappointed by the things that you didn’t do than by the ones you did do. So throw of the bowlines. Sail away from the safe harbor. Catch the trade winds in your sails. Explore. Dream. Discover.” – H. Jackson Brown, Jr.


    To learn more about the World of Ink Network visit http://worldofinknetwork.com

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