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Please join Marsha Cook and Fran Lewis on Ooctober 9 at 4PM EST 3PM CST as they have an open discussion with several book reviewers about today's changing market and why reviewers don't get paid. Karen H Vaughan, Dellani Oakes and Karina Gioretz will be joining the discussion. Bethany Cross will open the chat room for questions. for more info contact www.worldofinknetwork.com wwwmarshacaspercook.com
Join me on Sunday, November 3rd at 2pm EST as I talk with reknowned reviewer and talented author Bennet Pomerantz as we dicuss all the reasons we LOVE to hate reviews as well as the men and women behind them.
Do reviews matter?
Should authors care what's said?
Should authors comment or try and change an opinion?
All burning questions...
They're the bane of a writer's existence one minute and a confirmation of your talent on the other.
We're going to take this conversation to the edge as we discuss why some reviewers take the time to give pointers and tips while others simply offer a few words, sometimes slamming the work. Do reviews really matter to a writer's career? And what happens when you're nasty to a reviewer?
We're going to find out in this in depth and wide open interview. Come join us... If...you...dare...
Jack Woodville London is an internationally acclaimed author, World War II historian and trial-attorney in Austin, Texas. He is a graduate of the University of Texas Law School and a former captain in the US Army Quartermaster Corps. Jack’s foundation began when he was elected managing editor of the University of Texas International Law Journal in 1970. Since then he has authored a long list of technical articles and papers on various legal topics, and has spoken at numerous legal programs throughout the United States as well as internationally. In 2003, Jack put aside legal writing to enroll in the prestigious writing school of St. Céré, France where he graduated from among other esteemed writers.
London has spent much of his life exploring a deep interest in World War II and its effects on the home front—particularly small towns. His love for writing and history united to produce his French Letters series of novels which have been internationally praised for their meticulous historical research and ability to capture the language, attitudes, and moral culture of their setting in prose described by reviewers as ‘beautiful, but not pretentious.’
Jack’s passion for writing resonates in all of his literary works, earning them the national acclaim they have received. Most recently, Jack’s French Letters series received honorable mention at the 2011 London Book Festival and The Military Writers Society of America awarded him the prestigious honor of 2011-2012 Author of the Year for Engaged in War, the second installment in the trilogy.
New York Times and USA Today Bestselling Author, Dianne Duvall, earned a bachelor’s degree in English from the University of St. Thomas, where she studied fiction writing, playwriting, and poetry writing. Darkness Dawns, the first book in her Immortal Guardians paranormal romance series, was nominated for the RT Reviewers' Choice Award for Best Vampire Romance by RT Book Reviews and for Best Paranormal Romance - Vampire by The Romance Reviews. It was also deemed a Top Pick by The Romance Reviews and a Best Book by Long and Short Reviews. Night Reigns, the second book in the series, was nominated for Best Best Book of 2011 - Paranormal Romance by The Romance Reviews and declared an “utterly addictive” Top Pick by RT Book Reviews. Phantom Shadows, the third book in the series, has been declared a Top Pick by both The Romance Reviews and Night Owl Reviews. Her Immortal Guardians novella, In Still Darkness, was released in the Predatory anthology on May 7, 2013, and has received fabulous reviews. Darkness Rises, the fourth book in the series, released October 1, 2013 is available as a giveaway.
Known for her "seat-belt" suspense," and for recovering twice from Lyme Disease, Brandilyn is the author of more than 27 books which have earned her three ACFW Carol Awards, the Inspirational Readers' Choice, and the Romantic Times Reviewers' Choice. www.brandilyncollins.com. This interview brings out the latest scoop on this amazing author's life. Join us Thursday at 3 pm PT. And if you want to have more, she'll be our keynote speaker Oct. 12th. www.oregonchristianwriters.org for more details.
The Anthony & B.Fly Show is honored to have such an talented individual being showcased on our show. Her Bio left me speechless with her accomplishments. Join us this Sunday as we showcase "Alretha Thomas"
Shortly after graduating from USC with a degree in journalism, Alretha soon realized her interest in her major was not heartfelt. Instead of writing news stories, she wanted to write plays and books. Several years later, her church gave her an outlet to fulfill her writing desires through their Liturgical Fine Arts Department wherein Alretha penned twelve theatre pieces—the community response was overwhelming.
This led to plays outside of the church, including Alretha’s “One, Woman Two Lives,” starring Kellita Smith (The Bernie Mac Show), directed by four-time NAACP Image Award Best Director recipient, Denise Dowse. The production garnered rave reviews from critics and audiences.
In between plays, Alretha’s first novel “Daughter Denied” was launched in 2008 and in 2011, Alretha launched “Dancing Her Dreams Away.” Her third novel, “Married in the Nick of Nine” was launched in 2012 and is taking readers and reviewers across the country by storm. “The Baby in the Window,” the standalone sequel to “Married in the Nick of Nine,” is Alretha’s fourth novel.
I have known Debra Gaynor since soon after she began what has become a major player in the book reviewing business. I have been proud to be one of her many, many reviewers. Her ethics, sense of humor, and good nature has enabled her to develop a reviewing business dependent on “volunteer”readers. Getting an award from her READERS FAVORITE has taken on increasing prestige. She herself reads hundreds of books yearly and she has competent opinions on books, authors, and what they write.Today we will be discussing whether children’s and young adults’ books have morphed into too explicit violence. I asked Deb to discuss this after I read an article written by a prominent librarian who makes the case for some kind of interventions to keep children, teens, young adults from exposure to what she believes are undermining our society’s moral behaviors.
Cynthia Ruchti tells stories of Hope-that-glows-in-the-dark through her novels and novellas, speaking for women’s events and retreats, writers’ events and retreats, nonfiction books and devotionals, drawing from 33 years of on-air radio ministry. Her books have been recognized by RT Reviewers’ Choice Award, Retailers’ Choice Award, Gayle Wilson Award of Excellence, and Carol Award nominations, among other honors, including a Family Fiction Readers’ Choice Award.
In 2013, she will have a total of six books on the shelves, with more to come in 2014.
She and her plot-tweaking husband live in the heart of Wisconsin, not far from their three children and five grandchildren.
Backyard FriendsIn 2012, the radio broadcast Cynthia wrote and produced for 33 years–”The Heartbeat of the Home”–drew to a close. The scripted radio drama/devotional broadcast aired on many radio stations across the country and two cable/digital television stations. Cynthia served as the editor of the ministry’s Backyard Friends magazine, a twenty-page, twice annual publication that reached 5,000 homes, churches, and parachurch outreaches.
Director Rohan Spong guests on SnowbizNow to discuss his documentary, ALL THE WAY THROUGH EVENING, as does Mimi Stern-Wolfe, one of the subjects of the documentary. When the HIV/AIDS epidemic swept through New York, and indeed the world, in the early 1980s, each were infected and were dead by the early 1990s. After these deaths, Mimi Stern-Wolfe devoted much of her life to The Benson AIDS Series, an annual concert of works by composers who were lost to HIV/AIDS, which she performs on World AIDS Day (December 1st).
Directed by Rohan Spong (whose first feature documentary, T IS FOR TEACHER was acclaimed by two Australian film reviewers as amongst "the best films of 2009"), ALL THE WAY THROUGH EVENING follows Mimi as she prepares for one such concert - a small but proud figure, gallantly rousing a remembrance in the shadow of bustling Manhattan. Check out Nicholas Snow's HIV Memoir, Life Positive: A Journey To The Center of My Heart, and visit his web site.
Authors on the Air welcomes thriller novelist Chuck Greaves.
Chuck Greaves spent 25 years as an L.A. trial lawyer before turning his attention to fiction. His debut novel HUSH MONEY (Minotaur), a legal mystery, won the SouthWest Writers' International Writing Contest, received starred reviews from both Publishers Weekly and Library Journal, and was a Critics' Pick from Kirkus Reviews. HUSH MONEY has been named a finalist for numerous national awards and honors, including the Rocky Award (Left-Coast Crime), the Reviewers' Choice Award (RT Book Reviews), the Shamus Award (P.I. Writers of America) and the Audie Award for Best Mystery audiobook of 2012 (Audio Publishers Association.)
This is a copyrighted podcast owned by the Authors on the Air Global Radio Network LLC and produced by Pam Stack.
Authors on the Air is excited to welcome MaryJanice Davidson, writer of paranormal romance, young adult and non fiction. She is the created of the popular "Undead" series and a NYTimes and USAToday best-selling writer. She has won various awards including the Romantic Times "Reviewers Choice Award". It is like her to be "surprised" by her many successes and with her usual self-deprecating humor, wonders why people want to read what she writes.
Authors on the Air is a copyrighted podcast owned by Authors on the Air Global Radio Network and produced by Pam Stack.
James L. Rubart uses masterful storytelling to craft novels that make a serious impact on readers. Entertaining? Absolutely. Life changing? Even more so. His skills haven’t gone unnoticed. The first book in the Well Spring series, Soul’s Gate (2012) won the Christy Award for Visionary Novel (his second nomination). His previous releases have received critical acclaim and have climbed to the top of best-seller lists. His first novel, Rooms (2010), won a Best Books 2011 award from USA Book News, as well as a RT Book Reviews Reviewers Choice Award for Inspirational Novel of the Year. Rubart has also been nominated for two INSPY Awards, the Clive Staples Award, and three Carol awards. During the day he runs Barefoot Marketing, which helps businesses and authors make more coin of the realm. He drops by on Thursday, August 8, at 8pm EST.