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  • 02:13

    Allyson Byrd and Power Script Writing

    in Entrepreneur

    Discover a few of the top sales leaders secrets on power scriptiong that shifts you from selling, to converting. 


    About Allyson Byrd


    Widely known as the “Profit Accelerator™, Allyson Byrd is unapologetic. When she stepped into her purpose in 2009, the only thing predictable about her was the future she would create for Lisa Nichols' Motivating The Masses. An increase of 1080% for MTM' s event sales and back-of-the-room profits in the span of 18 months? It seems like insanity.


    Fast forward 5 years, and Allyson Byrd is upleveling her clients' profitability in a way that transforms lives and the world.


    With the release of the Byrd Agency, Allyson has created a company that mirrors all that she stands for as a strategist and mentor. Energy, power and mastery is charged into each business she touches, with a long-term focus and an emphasis on sustainable and almost excessive profits. We've all traveled somewhere to get to our current location, and Allyson's respect & appreciation for that drives her to transform the lives of her incredible clients.


    Her recent work in emerging markets across the globe such as Thailand, Sri Lanka, India, Moscow, Kazakhstan, Aruba and British Virgin Islands reflects the incredible need for the vision, outline and promise for profit acceleration that only Allyson can provide.


    Allyson shares her vulnerable, authentic and inspirational messages across the globe.  To learn more about working directly with Allyson, visit her at www.allysonbyrd.com.

  • 00:48

    January Jones-Writing, Witches and Angels-Theresa Sneed

    in Books

    Meet Theresa Sneed who graduated cum laude with a BA in education, but is currently taking a break from teaching while pursuing a writing career.  


    She has seven books published—two traditionally and five professionally self-published, with many more to come. 


    Her books are unique, with every book taking you places you have never imagined before. She writes across four genres—mystery and suspense, fantasy, historical fiction/time travel, and realistic paranormal. 


    www.theresasneed.com

  • 01:02

    He Said, on Next Steps Radio

    in Books

    February and April are He Said/She Said months on Next Steps Radio!


    Does gender count when it comes to writing thrillers? Are there differences between the two sets of authors and the books they write? And the biggie: is one gender more likely to be successful than the other?


    First up, the men. Please join host and award-winning suspense novelist Jenny Milchman as she talks to three male authors about whether sex matters.


    Matthew FitzSimmons was born in Illinois and grew up in London, England. He now lives in Washington, DC, where he taught English literature and theater at a private high school for over a decade. THE SHORT DROP, a political kidnapping conspiracy thriller, is his first novel.


    Barry Lancet’s third book in his award-winning international thriller series featuring Jim Brodie is PACIFIC BURN. Previous books are JAPANTOWN (Barry Award Winner) and TOKYO KILL (Shamus Award Finalist). Lancet divides his time between Japan and California.


    After graduating with a Journalism degree from the University of Oklahoma, Tim Washburn spent several years working in the television business both in Oklahoma City and Little Rock, Arkansas. His first book, POWERLESS, deals with a geomagnetic solar storm that destroys every power grid in the northern hemisphere, flinging the human race back to the Dark Ages.


     

  • 00:32

    DIRECTOR DAVID KRAMER!

    in Culture

    GYPSY POET RADIO WILD CARD SPOT! Director David Kramer makes an appearance on GPR this evening to talk about his latest endeavors! Kramer is making waves with his directorial and writing material he will only tell GPR first! A show not to miss!

  • 00:49

    Writers Tricks of the Trade - Guest Author Ester Benjamin Shifren - Episode 25

    in Writing

    ESTER BENJAMIN SHIFREN is a published author, artist, musician, and dynamic international speaker. In 2005, she was featured in the British BBC1 program “We’ll Meet Again,” and was a guest lecturer for several days at the Imperial War Museum.Ester’s book “Hiding in a Cave of Trunks” details all facets of Shanghai’s colorful multi-ethnic population as she relates the saga of her family’s century-long existence in China. In 1943 their privileged lifestyle was abruptly terminated by internment in a Japanese POW camp. In 1948 they relocated to Hong Kong, where the Korean War embargo eventually caused their financial collapse. Ester will also discuss the techniques she used to weave history into her fascinating memoir. Endorsed as a “must read” by authorities on Shanghai’s Jewish history, Chinese Professors Pan Guang and Xu Xin, and Jerusalem Professor Yitzchak Kerem, authority on Sephardic and Eastern Jewry.

  • 01:10

    Master wordsmith, author JAMES LEE BURKE - LIVE on Authors on the Air

    in Books

    James Lee Burke was born in Houston, Texas, in 1936 and grew up on the Texas-Louisiana gulf coast. He attended Southwestern Louisiana Institute and later received a B. A. Degree in English and an M. A. from the University of Missouri in 1958 and 1960 respectively. Over the years he worked as a landman for Sinclair Oil Company, pipeliner, land surveyor, newspaper reporter, college English professor, social worker on Skid Row in Los Angeles, clerk for the Louisiana Employment Service, and instructor in the U. S. Job Corps. He and his wife Pearl met in graduate school and have been married 48 years. They have four children: Jim Jr., an assistant U.S. Attorney; Andree, a school psychologist; Pamala, a T. V. ad producer; and Alafair, a law professor and novelist who has 4 novels out with Henry Holt publishing.


    Burke’s work has been awarded an Edgar twice for Best Crime Novel of the Year. He has also been a recipient of a Breadloaf and Guggenheim Fellowship and an NEA grant. Two of his novels,Heaven’s Prisoners and Two For Texas, have been made into motion pictures. His short stories have been published in The Atlantic Monthly, New Stories from the South, Best American Short Stories, Antioch Review, Southern Review, and The Kenyon Review. His novel The Lost Get-Back Boogie was rejected 111 times over a period of nine years, and upon publication by Louisiana State University press was nominated for a Pulitzer Prize.   Today he and his wife live in Missoula, Montana, and New Iberia, Louisiana.


    This is a trademarked, copyrighted podcast solely owed by the Authors on the Air Global Radio Network LLC.  Tweet @authorsontheair and @PamStackHost


     

  • 01:40

    Commissioned by Submission with Liana Sims

    in Christianity

    Liana Sims - Author, Speaker and Youth Pastor


    Liana Sims, a 29-year old native of Los Angeles, commonly known as Queen, has captivated the world with her journey of transformation and freedom through her inspiring fight against obesity. Though Liana had struggled with obesity since elementary school, in 2007 at the age of 20, she committed to "no longer exist, but to live."  As a result, Queen Liana has lost a total of 180 pounds, naturally. She embodies resilience, and is a voice of hope to those who have come to believe that they are not strong enough to prevail in the face of the overwhelming odds. In 2011, Queen Liana founded Freedom2Live, a company committed to helping individuals and communities realize that there is victory by facing life, "one decision at a time." Through her candid honesty and inspiring outlook on living life to the fullest, Liana has become a sought-after speaker, writer, and coach. In addition to speaking and writing, her greatest joy in life is pastoring the youth of Faithful Central Bible Church located in Inglewood, California! Queen Liana is the voice this generation needs to hear!


    Website: http://MondayNeverComes.com | Facebook: http://facebook.com/WatchQueenLose | Twitter/Instagram: @WatchQueenLose


     

  • 01:00

    Proofreading Secrets of Best-Selling Authors

    in Women

    During this hour with Marnie and special guest, Kathy Ide, you'll discover...



    The secrets of proofreading your manuscripts for typos and other errors
    The industry-standard reference guides for punctuation, usage, grammar, and spelling
    The differences between punctuation rules for books, articles, and magazines
    Reasons it’s important to carefully proofread everything you send out (including e-mails)
    The most common punctuation errors writers make
    Commonly misused words
    The funniest type of grammar mistake
    Commonly misspelled words—not the ones you’d think!


    Kathy Ide, author of Proofreading Secrets of Best-Selling Authors and editor/compiler of the Fiction Lover’s Devotional series, is a full-time freelance editor/writing mentor, working with new writers, established authors, and book publishers. For more about Kathy, visit www.KathyIde.com.  


     

  • 02:05

    That's Novel Interviews Authors Angel Payne and Rachael Duncan

    in Books

    Angel Payne: Bestselling romance author Angel Payne has been reading and writing her entire life, though her love for romances began in junior high, when writing with friends on "swap stories" they'd trade between classes. Needless to say, those stories involved lots of angst, groping, drama, and French kissing.Angel still lives in Southern California, where she is married to her soul mate and lives on a street that looks like Brigadoon, with their awesome daughter and Lady Claire, the dog with impeccable manners. When not writing, she enjoys reading, pop culture, alt rock, cute shoes, and hanging at the beach with family and friends. Find her on Amazon at: http://amzn.to/1oiAC9b


    Rachael Duncan: Rachael Duncan is an Army wife to her amazing husband, Steven, and mother to their beautiful daughters, Natalie and Zoe. She grew up in Nashville, Tennessee and went off to graduate from the University of Tennessee with a bachelor's degree in political science. With initial plans to work in politics, she moved to Washington, D.C. and worked on Capitol Hill for a House Representative. After a short time, she realized it wasn't for her and began pursuing other careers until she started writing. She's the author of Tackled by Love and The Lies and Truth Duet. Find her on Amazon at: http://amzn.to/1Q3I2JO


     

  • 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/

  • 00:45

    Author Chit Chat with Sunny Giovanni of The Girls in Tha Hood and Snitch Series

    in Books

    In southern Dallas, Texas, Sunny Giovanni-- or "Gio" as she likes to be called-- was born on the fifth day of June in 1989. Born to a mother who was a teacher and a graduate from Texas A&M University you couldn't so much as watch a Disney movie if you hadn't read the book beforehand. Gio has had a very strong history with literature, diversifying from poetry (winning placements in oratorical contests), to thriller short stories as a way to vent her frustrations.


    The pen was handed down to her from an older sibling as a means to focus her negative energy and anger into something different but was used as a way to alter her own situations.
    As a preteen Gio witnessed how much her writing could touch someone when she left one of her prized spirals in a classroom without knowing. Two weeks after it went missing someone brought it back to her asking for more, letting the young author know that almost everyone she knew read the story, but without knowing it was her in the story she had written.
    Sunny Giovanni is an advocate for gay and transgender rights, and says: "You can't help who you are and you damn sure can't help who you love. You should be true to who are rather than to conform and live the ultimate lie and live miserably until the day you die." Credited from the poem she penned "Titanium", modeled after her novel.
    Gio is a mother of three children, the founder of Lucid Legends Publishing/ Photography, Kno Joke Entertainment, the host of "We Talk TOO Much Radio" on BlogTalk Radio and blogs on Tumblr under the name "KnoJokeGio". She is a friend to many and prides herself on making a smile out of an extremely horrible day. "It doesn't matter if you're having a bad day... a smile could make everything else seem so small. Crack a joke when someone is hurt and see how fast they cheer up.