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Perhaps his Breton, Celtic fathers are the reason for it -- the story telling, I mean. Because it spans three careers as priest, lawyer, and Christian pastor. Then, there’s the other side, of course: the female line, which is a proliferation of the Gaelic Celtic – more story telling interspersed with fiery feminine war cries.
What’s story telling got to do with lawyering? If you’ve never appeared before a judge, told him a story (a true one) about the case in question, and have little penchant for narrative, don’t ever try it! There are few things more mentally painful than the sarcasm of the judiciary. Similarly, don’t ever expect your congregation to listen to you if can’t put together a modern day parable that is faithful to the New Testament variety. You’ll wind up preaching to yourself and getting frightfully bored.
Add to this a balladeer’s gift of writing soul-seeking songs and performing them on stage, and you begin to apprehend him.
And perhaps it’s because this rather strange Scot did not quite fit in those ‘aforementioned’ careers that he finally decided to get serious about narrative and create some stories of his own, from scratch of course. Or maybe it was simply because, true to his counter-cultural, God-smitten, Celtic ancestors, he wanted to tell stories about a faithful Presence in a godless age.
Marcia is a pastor's wife, the mother of three grown daughters, a freelance writer and Christian speaker. She is a published author and editor, having written for Christian magazines and newspapers in the U.S. and Canada, as well as home-town newspapers. Her short stories, articles and poetry have won awards in Canada and the U.S. and been broadcast on CBC radio. Her work also appears frequently on the world wide web.
Marcia is a frequent speaker for women's groups of all sizes and has often taught writing courses for the Alberta Adult Education Department, Inscribe Christian Writers Fellowship, and The Word Guild (Write! Canada).
In 1996, Marcia and her family served with Wycliffe Bible Translators in Papua New Guinea. While there she wrote for the Non-print Media Department of the Summer Institute of Linguistics, producing radio and video scripts.
For six years Marcia held the communications portfolio for the Associated Gospel Churches in Western Canada, writing, editing and producing their quarterly newsletter. She is now serving on the executive of Inscribe Christian Writers' Fellowship (www.inscribe.org). She currently writes a weekly column, The Spur, which is published in Living Light News, (Edmonton), CrossWalk and The Country Sunrise News (Central Alberta). It also goes out to subscribed readers each week.
Marcia's devotional book, The Spur of the Moment won an Award of Merit at Write!Canada in 2003, a second devotional, Focused Reflections, is now in print and she was the recipient of the Best New Canadian Christian Author Award for her novel One Smooth Stone which was released by Castle Quay Books in 2007. The Sequel, A Tumbled Stone, was also short-listed for an Award at Write!Canada. Marcia's work has just been short-listed in three categories in the current Word Awards.
Marcia and her family currently live in Central Alberta, Canada.
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USING GRAPHIC NOVELS AS EFFECTIVE CLASSROOM TEACHING TOOLS
Last time we did a show on Graphic Novel use, it got tremendous listener-ship. I expect the same with this one . Dr Katie Monin from the University of North Florida and author of several books on the subject is joined by Nader Qaimari,Follett School Solutions Sr VP of Content Services and Solutions
Leah St. James is an author of "stories of mystery and romance, good and evil, and the redeeming power of love."
With four books published so far and more on the way, Leah loves being a writer.
Surrender to Sanctuary - Romantic Suspense
Love and Danger collide when FBI Agents David Owens and Anna Parker go undercover in a BDSM ring.
Adrienne’s Ghost - Paranormal Romantic Suspense
Do you believe in ghosts? FBI Jackson Yates never did until he met… Adrienne’s Ghost. Reviewer says: “Spine-tingling suspense and gut-wrenching emotion.”
Christmas Dance - Women’s Fiction
What happens when two married people take a look at the perfect lives they’ve created and decide it’s not enough? What happens when those same two people catch the eye of a stranger, and like what they see?
Lights of Imani - Children Aged 7-10 Fantasy, Fairy Tale
Far from America lies an island kingdom whose people have been separated after years of fighting … until one night when Princess Imani takes a chance on friendship.
You can see more about Leah St. James, her books, and her upcoming appearances and writings at her website www.leahstjames.com.
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!
Love children (mom to 22, grand mom to 35, great grandmom to 7!) chocolate, camping, road-trips, writing, reading mysteries and more, standing up and speaking up for those without a voice. I have worked in children's services, policy and advocacy for 35 years. Married to my best friend, I divide my time between my home and kids in Philadelphia and traveling to speak and teach on the topics I am passionate about - healing and hope for children who have experienced trauma, foster care, adoption, permanent families for all kids, and more. My faith is my rock. After the 3rd of our 3 terminally ill children passed away in 2012 we decided the time had come to write our story and so we are proud and excited to share "Are We There Yet? The Ultimate Road Trip Adopting & Raising 22 Kids" with you all!
Elizabeth Black joins Marsha Casper Cook on March 3 2015 at 4EST 3CST 2MT 1 PST for a great discussion about writing and all that goes with the glory of success.
The show will be terrific because once Trent and Elizabeth start talking you know you've entered their world. They write novellas and short stories in numerous genres including, but not limited to, horror, crime, thriller, science fiction, erotica, and humor, and they both are pros at what they do. It's going to be an exciting discussion so you won't want to miss this show. You can listen live or on demand or even better call in and ask them a question.
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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!
Join us this week on Christian Devotions SPEAK UP! as Scott interviews a man of many God-given talents, Alton Gansky.
Alton Gansky is the author of twenty-four novels and nine nonfiction works, as well as principal writer of nine novels and two nonfiction books. He has been a Christy Award finalist (A Ship Possessed), an Angel Award winner (Terminal Justice), and recently received the ACFW award for best suspense/thriller for his work on Fallen Angel. He holds a BA and MA in biblical studies and was granted a Litt.D. He lives in central California with his wife.
In addition to his own writing, Gansky has consulted and provided editing/writing services to several CBA publishers and written copy, video scripts, and other works for the general business market. Through Gansky Communications he has consulted with publishers and agents, as well as provided editing services. He is “the go to guy” for co-writing, having been selected by Penguin, Waterbrook, Broadman Holman, and other publishers to work with their top-tier authors.
Gansky is in frequent demand at writers’ conferences. He has taught and keynoted in California, Arizona, New Mexico, North Carolina, Delaware, Washington, and Canada. Gansky has also been guest lecturer on suspense writing at Taylor University in Indiana. He is the director of the premier writers’ conference, Blue Ridge Mountains Christian Writers Conference (BRMCWC). Discover more about him at http://www.altongansky.com/.
The Bookends, Brian W. Smith and Rickey Teems II, squeeze: Dwayne Alexander Smith and make him spill his guts about his hit novel, Forty Acres. Bestselling Authors, Victoria Christopher Murray and ReShonda Tate Billingsley, are giving us a peek into the world of Brown Girls Publishing as well as their upcoming novels.
With three books under her belt & currently working on her 4th, Author Lakia Nichole continues to embark on this literary journey with gratefulness. She still considers herself relatively new to this highly competitive business, but dubs her works as "page turners". Lakia's novels are a certain breed of literary material with an "out of this world" imagination that she incorporates in her storylines.
Best selling mystery author LJ Sellers joins the show to talk about her hot hot hot Detective Jackson mystery "Wrongful Death."
L.J. Sellers writes the bestselling Detective Jackson mystery/thriller series--a two-time Readers Favorite Award winner--as well as the Agent Dallas series and provocative standalone thrillers. Her 16 novels have been highly praised by reviewers, and she's one of the highest-rated crime fiction authors on Amazon.
L.J. resides in Eugene, Oregon where many of her novels are set and is an award-winning journalist who earned the Grand Neal. She's also the founder of Housing Help, a charity dedicated to keeping families from becoming homeless. When not plotting murders or working with her foundation, she enjoys standup comedy, cycling, social networking, and attending mystery conferences. She's also been known to jump out of airplanes. For more about L.J., visit her website: http://ljsellers.com
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