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  • 00:31

    ANYTHING GOES Lindsay Downs

    in Pop Culture

    Bennet Pomerantz talks to media guests on the Betty Award winning ANYTHING GOES. His guest tonight is author Lindsay Downs


    I've been an avid readers ever since I was old enough to hold a red leather bound first edition copy of Sir Walter Scott's The Lady of the Lake in my lap.
    So it only seemed natural at some point in my life I take up pen and paper to start writing. Over time my skills slightly improved which I attribute to my English teachers. 
    My breakthrough came about in the mid 1970's when I read a historical romance written by Sergeanne Golon, Angelique. This French husband and wife team opened my eyes to the real world of fiction. Stories about romance, beautiful damsels, handsome heroes and plots which kept me hooked. Of course, being a man, I had to keep my reading hidden from others as that wasn't appropriate reading for men.
    With this new found appreciation of the written word I took up other books and devoured them as a starving person would a plate of food. I them attempted to write again. I still wasn't satisfied so I put it aside for years as other events entered my life.



    Finally, in the early years of the new millennium I tried again to write and once again met with limited success. At least now I was able to get past the first page or two. Then, in 2006 a life changing event brought me back to my love, I took a job as a security officer. This allowed me plenty of time to read different genres. 
    My favourite was regency. As I poured through everyone I could get my hands on I knew this could be something I wanted to attempt.



    Since 2012 when my debut regency romantic suspense released I was hooked and have, except for a few contemporaries, focused on this genre.



    Since 2012 I've lived in central Texas. I'm also a member of Romance Writers of America and their local chapter.

  • 01:02

    With Special Guest Stephanie Osborn

    in Entertainment

    Veteran of more than 20 years in the civilian space program, as well as various military space defense programs, she worked on numerous space shuttle flights and the International Space Station, and counts the training of astronauts on her resumé. Her space experience also includes Spacelab and ISS operations, variable star astrophysics, Martian aeolian geophysics, radiation physics, and nuclear, biological, and chemical weapons effects. Stephanie holds graduate and undergraduate degrees in four sciences: astronomy, physics, chemistry and mathematics, and she is “fluent” in several more, including geology and anatomy.


    Now retired from space work, Stephanie has trained her sights on writing. She has authored, co-authored, or contributed to more than 20 books, including the celebrated science-fiction mystery, Burnout: The mystery of Space Shuttle STS-281. She is the co-author of the “Cresperian Saga,” book series, and currently writes the critically acclaimed “Displaced Detective” series, described as “Sherlock Holmes meets The X-Files.” She recently released the paranormal/horror novella El Vengador, based on a true story, as an ebook.


    We hope you enjoy the show.


     




  • 02:00

    As the World Dies With Rhiannon Frater and Shredded Naked With Edward Carillo

    in Entertainment

    Welcome to Wicked Little Things!  Join us as we get wicked and get to know some of your favorite authors, artists,and other favorite people.


    Shredded Naked: An up close and personal interview with Edward Cardillo


    Doc's Damned Diatribe: Doc Ferrel is given a secret word and we listen to him rant about it


     


    Special Guests:


    Rhiannon Frater: 


    Rhiannon Frater was born and raised a Texan. Though she has lived in various towns all over the state, she finally settled in Austin, Texas where she met her husband and worked as a governmental consultant.


    During her travels for her job, she was inspired to write the story of two women fleeing into the Texas Hill Country in an attempt to survive the zombie apocalypse. Originally published as a serial online under the title As The World Dies, she later self-published the series in three novels to satisfy the many fans of the story. The first novel in the series, The First Days, won the 2008 Dead Letter Award for Best Book (Fiction). The second book, Fighting To Survive won the 2009 Dead Letter Award in the same category.


    Edward P. Cardillo: Edward P. Cardillo, a member of the Horror Writers Association, is an author of horror, science fiction, and dark fantasy. He is the winner of 3 Readers Favorite International Book Awards, JEA Writer of the Year 2013, and is in the Facebook Zombie Book of the Month Club Hall of Fame. 



    Thank you for all of your support and remember to stay smoth!

  • 00:41

    Yin: A Love Story

    in Environment

    Traditional Chinese culture rests upon the shoulders of three great sages, Confucius, the Buddha, and Lao Tzu. YIN is the story of the latter, the most mysterious and least known of the heavenly trio, and his quest for a soul mate, a quest answered by a tortoise, a Galápagos giant to be precise, brought to him, as a tiny baby, from across the great Pacific. A work of magical realism in the vein of Gabriel Garcia Márquez and David Mitchell, YIN chronicles the efforts of the great sage to create the woman of his dreams. It is a novel of idealism, frustration, persistence, unimaginable endurance, failure, tragedy, and triumph. Set alternately in current China’s era of economic marvels and social change, and in the formative, ancient dynasty during which the seeds of today’s great nation were sown, YIN entrances and enchants as a love story for the ages, yet also mines an ancient philosophy to offer readers both a different way of thinking and of looking at the world, and a recipe for social and environmental change.


    Tune in to this segment of The Organic View Radio Show, as host, June Stoyer talks to Tai Chi Master, Taoist monk, and best-selling author, Arthur Rosenfeld also known as Yunrou to talk about his new book, Yin: A Love Story.


    Yin is a beautifully written story that is thought provoking and symbolic. It is the type of book that will make you think about your own journey and develop a deeper appreciation for the world around you. If you love books that are chock filled with symbolism, spiritual meaning and the intricate connection each being has with one another, this is one interview you don’t want to miss! Stay tuned!


    Today’s show is sponsored by Austria’s Finest Naturally Authentic Pumpkin Seeds and Pumpkin Seed Oil from the Steiermark available at OrganicUniverse.com. Listeners of The Organic View can receive $1 off their purchase by using the coupon code "orgview".

  • 01:01

    Christine Williams: Lessons of Life, Love & Listening to God

    in Self Help

    Meet Christine Williams, author of The Listening Project: Lessons of Life, Love and Listening to God. The book is the result of the authors personal journey to discover how to become a better spiritual listener. 


    Readers are offered a guide, through personal questions, struggles and spiritual healing, to become better listeners in their own lives. 


    The book is not focused on any specific religious tradition, but is centered on the individuals relationship with his or herself and the world.


     

  • 00:30

    Premier Episode-Kate Tilton

    in Writing

    Founder of Kate Tilton’s Author Services, LLC--Since 2010, she has assisted authors in reaching readers and helped readers connect with authors (and each other). The publishing world is a community of those who love reading. Authors need readers like readers need authors and Kate has made it her mission to connect the two. Find her at www.katetilton.com

  • 00:51

    Inside The New York Times Book Review: Love and Death

    in Books

    This week, Andrew Solomon discusses five new books about death and dying; Alexandra Alter has news from the literary world; Alexandra Fuller talks about Olga Grushin’s “Forty Rooms”; readers recommend books for Valentine’s Day; and Gregory Cowles has best-seller news. Pamela Paul is the host.

  • 01:00

    Linda Carroll author of Love Cycles: The Five Essential Stages of Lasting Love

    in Relationships

    This week on Relationships 2.0 my guest is Linda Carroll author of Love Cycles: The Five Essential Stages of Lasting Love.


    Whether you are in a new relationship or you’ve been partnered for years, you will benefit from Linda’s relationship expertise.


    About the book:


    In Love Cycles, veteran couples therapist Linda Carroll presents a groundbreaking model of the five natural stages of romantic relationships — the Merge, Doubt and Denial, Disillusionment, Decision, and Wholehearted Love — and a guide for navigating through them toward lasting love. Love Cycles helps readers understand where they are in the cycle of their relationship and provides a clear strategy for how to stay happy and committed, even in difficult times.


    About the author:


    Linda Carroll, MS, has worked as a couple’s therapist for more than 30 years. In addition to being a licensed psychotherapist, she is certified in Transpersonal Psychology and Imago Therapy, the highly successful form of couple’s therapy developed by Dr. Harville Hendrix and Dr. Helen LaKelly Hunt. She is also a master teacher in the Pairs Psychoeducation Process, a nationally-recognized relationship education program for couples.


    Linda has studied many modalities of psychological and spiritual work, including Voice Dialogue with Drs. Hal and Sidra Stone, Holotropic Breathwork with Dr. Stan Grof, the Four-Fold With Angeles Arrien, the Diamond Heart Work of A.H. Almaas, and training with The Couples Institute of Drs. Ellyn Bader and Peter Pearson. She is also certified in the Hot Monogamy program, which helps couples create or re-create a passionate connection between them.

  • 00:27

    The Power of Goodbye with Alex Beene

    in Self Help

    Pam Butler welcomes Alex Beene, life coach, inspirational speaker and author of two best selling children’s books for a conversation about death and depression. Two years ago, Alex’s life was radically changed when he received a phone call saying his mother had suddenly passed away. Losing a parent and a best friend at an early age sunk him into a depression he thought would be impossible to climb out of. Alex will share his story and tools that helped him during his darkest days. Using art and writing to find artistic beauty in loss. 


    Alex Beene is an author and educator. He has been featured on ABC, CBS, ESPN Radio and an array of print publications for authoring his children's books "Lessons from a Southern Mother" and "The Journey of the Paper Heart." His columns have appeared in the Pulitzer Prize-winning Clarion-Ledger, Mic.com and other prominent media outlets. A constant traveler, he has ventured to over 20 countries and has books in five different languages. He is a songwriter represented by the American Society of Composers, Authors and Publishers and has served as a partner on the Chairman's Circle for New York's Roundabout Theater Company. His philanthropy and work in education have been recognized by the Jackson Sun, which listed him as one of the top 40 leaders in Tennessee. His third children's book, "The Lion & The Lyceum" will release in March 2016.


    Pam Butler, inspirational speaker, yoga and meditation teacher and spiritual coach. Pam is currently writing her first book Return To Life: part Memoir and part spiritual guide, hoping to inspire and guide readers to find balance and bliss in their lives.


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  • 01:51

    Enlightening Life with Jennifer Hoffman, inspiring info, readings, and more

    in Spirituality

    Welcome to the Enlightening Life radio show, a resource for spiritual and self empowerment, presented by Jennifer Hoffman, top selling author, intuitive energy alchemist, spiritual teacher, and your resource for rich, happy and successful high vibe living. In this 90 minute show I will be providing you with resources to enlighten your life, including discussion of our weekly newsletter topics. Since 2003 I have written the weekly Enlightening Life newsletter, whose 2 million+ weekly readers call its messages highly accurate and timely. This venue allows me to add another dimension to the information I receive. I welcome your calls and questions and will also provide free short readings on the show. I hope you visit us regularly and use this resource to find help and peace on your spiritual path. Listen each Wednesday at 8PM US Central time or check out our archives. Visit my website at www.enlighteninglife.com and urielheals.com. Thank you for being here. Many blessings

  • 01:02

    A Kind Voice on Books : Interview with Pam Webber

    in Lifestyle

    This week on A Kind Voice on Books, Pam Webber will be calling in to talk about her newest publication, The Wiregrass. Her book is a coming of age story set in the Wiregrass region of the American South, in 1969. We're excited to speak to Pam about the rewards and challenges inherent in writing for young readers and writing historical fiction, as well as her experiences in the industry. We'll also ask Pam about her book recommendations. You can ask Pam a question, or join the conversation by calling 347-850-8907, or emailing us at books@akindvoice.org. We'll be looking forward to your input!


    Hosted by Erin Rae


     


    Pam Webber's website -


    http://pamwebber.com/


     


    Read an Excerpt of The Wiregrass at -


    http://pamwebber.com/books/the-wiregrass/excerpt/