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  • 00:30

    Modern Signed Books kickoff

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    Timmy Crook, host of Modern Signed Books and blogger at http://Modernsignedbooks.blogspot.com, will be interviewing John Hutchinson of VJ Books and Norwood Press about book grading, and limited edition releases

  • 00:57

    Indie Books #106 (Samuel Marquis)

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    Tune in and join me as I welcome this week's guest. 

    Author Samuel Marquis joins me to talk the first two of seven books to be released in the next year: The Slush Pile Brigade & Blind Thrust.

    On his thirtieth birthday, Nick Lassiter has lost his girlfriend and his job, is wanted by the police, and has discovered that his unpublished thriller, Blind Thrust, has been stolen and turned into a blockbuster movie called Subterranean Storm. Even worse, the movie is based on a soon-to-be best-selling novel by Australian thriller writer Cameron Beckett, one of the world's biggest brand name authors. Rather than seek revenge through a financial settlement or public humiliation, Lassiter sets out for New York to obtain mea culpas from Beckett and his renowned literary agent, whom he is certain colluded with the Aussie in stealing his debut novel. Once in New York, Lassiter, and his three quirky fish-out-of-water friends who insist on accompanying him, instantly run afoul of the law and other powerful forces intent on thwarting them and their mission. As they encounter one thorny obstacle after another, the scope of their inquiries expands and they are soon in way over their heads, battling toe-to-toe not only against the mega-best-selling author and his agent, but a formidable army of antagonists, including the NYPD, Beckett's Big Five publishing house security squad, and the Russian mob. Collectively, these adversaries present Lassiter with the greatest--and deadliest--challenge of his life.

    For more info about Samuel Marquis and his books:



  • 01:01

    Indie Books #103 (Michelle Bellon)

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    Tune in and join me as I welcome this week's guest. 

    Author Michelle Bellon joins me to talk about her books. We'll start with The Fire Inside and then check out her other works.

    From The Fire Inside:

    Aiden, a doting husband and father, had the perfect life - a job he loved, a beautiful son, and a loving wife. In an instant, everything is taken from him and Aiden believes his life is over. Falling into a deep depression Aiden all but gives up on his job, his friends and himself. But when a mysterious force grants him the power to heal those around him, Aiden is forced to pull himself out of his misery in favor of the greater good. When he meets Ryan, a hardened, pessimistic teenager living on the streets, and Norma, a woman whose marriage is crumbling around her, Aiden acknowledges that maybe life still has a purpose and this ability to heal may be more powerful than he ever imagined.

    For more information on Michelle Bellon and her books:





  • 02:08

    National Parks, Writing Books and Fashion Design

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    Join Nancy J. Reid & Lisa D. Smith – publishers of Big Blend Radio & TV Magazine, for Big Blend Radio’s HAPPY HOUR variety show, airing live from the Historic Coronado Motor Hotel in Yuma, Arizona, the headquarters for the Big Blend Spirit of America Tour of all 407 National Park units.
    On This Episode:
    - John Garder, Director of Budget and Appropriations for National Parks Conservation Association, discusses National Park funding.
    - Lynn Wiese Sneyd ‘The Book Biz Whiz’ and owner of LWS Literary Services discusses how writing a book can boost your business.
    - Fashion designer Aggie Garcia talks about her career as a designer for bikini and figure suit competitors.

  • 01:01

    Indie Books #101 (Lorena Bathey)

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    Tune in and join me as I welcome this week's guest. 

    Author Lorena Bathey joins me to talk about her books. We'll start with the forthcoming Meeting Ms. Monroe and then talk about her other books as well.

    Mary Monroe has dyed black hair, pale face, and Goth makeup. She works at a trendy restaurant, but is not enamored of the celebrity lifestyle.  Soon after her 25th birthday Mary meets with her mother’s lawyer and is shocked to learn she's been left millions. As she leaves his office he hands her a letter from her mother and a key to a secret storage space. When she opens the storage space she finds furniture, suitcases, and dresses all belonging to the legendary Marilyn Monroe.

    Buying a new home with her new found wealth she furnishes it with the items from the storage space. But what happens next is nothing short of a miracle - or a nightmare. Mary finds herself blacking out and when she awakes she has a new hairstyle, clothes, and most intriguing and frightening of all...letters written to her by Marilyn Monroe. Plunged into a world she doesn’t remember, Mary tries to keep her sanity as she appears to be living the double life of a legend.

     Follow Mary Monroe as she moves back and forth in time not sure she if she will lose herself or find another.

    For more about Lorena Bathey and her books:





  • 00:45

    WebbWeaver Books Proudly Presents: Author Sarah M. Johnson

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    Life is Beautiful: How a Lost Girl Became a True, Confident Child of God~

      "Life is Beautiful: How a Lost Girl Became a True, Confident Child of God" takes you on a full journey of trauma, loss, and finally resilience. While on a mission’s trip in Guatemala, a small Cessna Caravan’s engine blows while carrying fourteen passengers. Unfortunately, the Cessna crashes in a remote village, leaving eleven of the fourteen passengers dead. One passenger, Sarah, shares her story in "Life is Beautiful", about the deaths of her father and brother; her mother’s extreme physical and emotional injuries, and Sarah’s self-discovery to accept this new life.

      "Life is Beautiful", however, is more than a story about an airplane crash. "Life is Beautiful" shares the personal struggles of Sarah’s father’s drug use, his recovery, and redemption to be a better person. He gives back by doing missions work in Africa, takes in Sarah’s aunt dying of uterine cancer, and eventually leads their family to the mountains of Guatemala. Sarah also discusses her struggles with alcohol use and depression; where she eventually hits rock bottom. It is not until she starts seeking God through prayer, books, and therapy, where she starts to turn her life around.

      "Life is Beautiful" is not only a unique story, but it shows the strength of God’s Will. When all hope is lost, she never gives up on God. This story is a true testimony of God’s love for His people, and when one seeks a spiritual journey and connection with God; He gives back in love, forgiveness, and happiness.

  • WebbWeaver Books Proudly Presents: Author Laura Pedersen

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    Life in New York: How I Learned to Love Squeegee Men, Token Suckers, Trash Twisters and Subway Sharks ~

      Laura Pedersen, author of bestseller Play Money and award-winning Buffalo Gal, serves up a hilarious memoir about three decades of city life. Originally from Buffalo, New York, friends thought the seventeen-year-old was suffering from blizzard delirium when she left for Manhattan. Pedersen experiences her adopted city in the best and worst of times while becoming the youngest person to have a seat on the stock exchange, performing stand-up comedy, and writing a column in the New York Times. Neighborhoods that feature chai bars, Pilates studios, and Gymboree were once drug dens, ganglands, and shantytowns. A trip to Central Park often ended in Central Booking, identifying a perp in a lineup.

      New Yorkers are as diverse as the city they so colorfully inhabit, cautious but generous, brash but welcoming. Both are captured through the comedic eye of Pedersen. Enjoy an uproarious romp down memory lane as the city emerges as the modern metropolis we know today.

      Laura Pedersen is an author, humorist, and playwright. She was also the youngest person at age twenty to have a seat on the American Stock Exchange, while earning a finance degree at New York University's Stern School of Business. She wrote for The New York Times and is the author of Play Money, Beginner's Luck (chosen as a Barnes & Noble Discover Great New Writers selection), Planes Trains, and Auto-Rickshaws, Buffalo Gal and Buffalo Unbound.

  • 01:03

    Indie Books #98 (Hubert Crouch)

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    Tune in and join me as I welcome this week's guest. 

    This week, trial lawyer and author Hubert Crouch joins me to talk about his Jace Forman series and more.

    In his best-selling debut, Cried For No One, flamboyant Fort Worth trial lawyer Cal Connors is hired by distraught parents after their daughter's body is found beneath an inverted crucifix on the altar of a rural church. Hard-nosed in the courtroom and well-connected to the local media and judiciary, Cal sues the cemetery for millions. Hot on Cal's trail is Leah Rosen, a young journalist closing in on the truth and willing to put her career on the line for justice. Defense attorney Jace Forman takes on his rival Cal and won't rest until he finds out who could have committed this macabre crime and why.

    In The Word, Ezekiel Shaw and his fanatical followers preach a gospel of hate, picketing the funerals of fallen soldiers, and praising God for sending America’s soldiers back in body bags. But when they disrupt the funeral of Second Lieutenant Lauren Hanson, a West Point graduate killed by a roadside bomb in Afghanistan, hard-charging Fort Worth trial attorney Jace Forman becomes determined to put an end to their crazed crusade no matter the cost. As Jace and reporter Leah Rosen battle the odds and the clock in pursuit of justice and truth in the courts, they draw closer to uncovering a shocking conspiracy—and facing sinister forces that will stop at nothing to keep them from revealing the truth.

    For more info on Hubert Crouch and his writing:



  • 01:02

    Indie Books #104 (Harris Gray)

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    Tune in and join me as I welcome this week's guests. 

    It's our 2nd Anniversary and Harris Gray will be here this week to talk about the Vampire Vic trilogy. The second installment, Vampire Vic2: Morbius Reborn, was just released!

    The series focuses on Victor Barton Thetherson. He has a self-esteem problem. His ex-wife bullies him. He is manager in a construction accounting firm, yet his staff makes fun of him.  His teenaged daughter pretends not to know him.  Moreover, she's not above finding fake fathers to act on his behalf and it seems as if nothing is going well in his life. Oh yeah - he's also a vampire.

    The trilogy is heavy on plot with big shockers and cruel twists driven by hilariously interesting characters. With our without fangs, they're characters you can really envision in day-to-day life and the co-authors have introduced a spin on Vampires that's unlike any other you've come across.

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  • 00:50

    Indie Books #105 (P. Sinclair)

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    Tune in and join me as I welcome this week's guest. 

    As we begin our third year of Indie Books, author P. Sinclair joins us to talk about another new release. He'll be here from France to tell us about Descent Into Paradise.

    Shasa, a beautiful Palestinian orphan - who will become one of Israel's most accomplished assassins - finds herself torn between her loyalties to the two men in her life, Major Pete Watson, the dashing special forces leader of America's most lethal anti terrorist unit and his Israeli counterpart, Major Zev Megrid, and her sense of duty to her ruthless boss, the Director of Israel's feared secret service, Mossad. Abu, forced to live in the teeming slums of a Palestinian refugee camp, has only one thing left to live for; revenge, which only Jewish blood can satiate. Juan Rios, having taken over the Family drug business form his murdered parents, is determined to make sure he does not suffer a similar fate. Aware that his own President's security force in Santiago is fluent in Hebrew, his first trip abroad is to Tel Aviv. Sheik Bashir, a wealthy Saudi and former freedom fighter in Afghanistan, has made his decision. Taking his men with him, he gives up the deserts of Saudi Arabia for the desert in northern Iran. He, and his men will join the thousands of fighters already training in a camp called Murat. There, he will continue the fight for the only thing he hates more than the Saudi ruling family are the Americans who put them there. Descent Into Paradise is a chilling journey into a world of violence and deceit on a global stage. The story, relayed through the trials and tribulations of its characters, offers the reader a unique understanding of the passions fueling both the Arab Israeli conflict and the Islamic Fundamentalists ascent to power


  • 00:20

    Matt and Tiger Books, Life, and Stuff.

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    Tonight we will discuss motivation. Matt will give his thoughts on the book The Motivation Manifesto by Brendon Burchard.