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  • Author2Author: A New Story About Writing

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    Something different for today's episode. Most writers spend far more time editing and rewriting the stories they tell on the page than the stories they tell themselves about their writing experiences. Too many writers do not question the stories they tell themselves about rejection and acceptance, talent, intelligence, luck, and craft. Many of the stories I've heard about the most common experiences all writers face do not serve the writer. Today I'll offer a new story about writing, a story about how everyone is born with whatever they need to tell any story they want. Don't miss it!

  • The Lez Talk Tour Presents: K.A. Smith

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    A North Carolina native, K.A. Smith first received recognition for her poems In the [Rearview] and A Woman’s Day. Seeing those poems published made K.A. believe in her writing even more. Recent stories and poems have appeared in Ladylit Publishing’s Summer Love Anthology and in Sappho’s Corner Poetry Series Tulips Touching as well as on her own blog. She’s also the author of several lesbian short stories including Get At Me and Gina’s Do-Over.
    Today K.A. writes stories about queer women of color for queer women of color and readers who enjoy stories about women, relationships, and desire. “I didn’t have access to the types of stories I like to write now when I was coming up. No women of color, no gay/lesbian/queer people. I had to relate to characters in other ways, but I still wanted to see myself in stories too.” Several of K.A.’s stories have an erotic element to them, but she feels everyone can relate in some way. 

  • RTS Interview/ Promo for Brandi Kennedy

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    Join Donna Wright and featured author Brandi Kennedy tonight as they talk about Brandi's books and the upcoming Hummingbird Place event, Romancing the Smokies.
    Brandi Kennedy is an American writer who is finally living her childhood career dream. As a child, books were her world, and through adulthood the love of words has never changed. A woman of varied interests, Brandi loves photography, music of all kinds, knitting, crochet and of course, mothering her two young daughters.
    Currently, she finds her home in the heart of Knoxville, Tennessee, among the mountains and the members of her extended family, where she spends her days at the computer, bringing fresh and incredibly real characters to life.

  • Terry E. Lyle Will Take You to the Flipside

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    Terry E. Lyle, who resides in Alabama but hails from Baltimore, MD, is the recipient of the Editor’s Choice Award, an ISP member, and is a featured author in Anthology of Expressions by White Oak Publishers. She is also the featured author with Eber & Wein Publications, as the result of a nationwide contest search of poets. Also featured in the publication, Voices, she is among a collection of poets who are published by Unique Euphony Publications.  
    Terry travels throughout the United States reading and sharing her stories, from her near-death to disability experiences while encouraging others with her bubbly personality. Terry candidly pours her heart out in hopes that she reaches the core elements that inspires her readers to reflect and react. 
    Authoress Lyle is a survivor of a near-death experience when the Tractor trailer she was driving in while in a snow blizzard hit a patch of black ice and she flipped over 4 times in her truck where she had to be cut out.  From hopelessness to disability she's fighting her way back and the realness that she speaks about on everyday issues will have you riveted at how she makes it plain without sugar-coating the issues. Known now as the Authoress she is fast becoming a well-known writer globally and topping the charts on all major websites.
    Visit Authoress Lyle at: http://www.terrylyle.com .

  • Giving Voice to Your Courage with Author Virginia A. Simpson

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    Today, I'll be interviewing Dr. Virginia A. Simpson, a bereavement care specialist about the courage it took to write her memoir, The Space Between and tell her complling story about the relationship with her aging mother. 
     
    An empowering memoir, The Space Between is filled with insights and wisdom about this most human of experiences.”
    —Lynne Morgan Spreen, author of the award-winning book Dakota Blue

  • Episode 106: Really want more 5-star reviews? (w/ Tex Thompson)

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    I had an interesting exchange on Twitter while asking folks what they need in their writing community (speaking of, I'd love to hear your response too!). One of the answers was, "I need more 5-star reviews." When I suggested he rethink the notion as honest, critical reviews are more helpful to us as authors, he insisted that while the editor may see the benefit, the book marketer needs the top-tier reviews.
    Well...no, actually. As it turns out, customers like critical reviews!
    This also took us down the road of exploring why we fear criticism, how we get passed that, and finally, what does it mean to have a writing community where we can fail safely?
    Note: You can join us live on Monday evenings, 9PM EST, over on Blab to join in, ask questions, and join the writing community!

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  • K'wan Presents Write 2 Eat : Raynesha Pittman & Niles Manning

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    K’wan has been featured in:Vibe, Pages, King, The Library Journal, Entertainment Weekly, The New York Press, and Time Magazine, to name a few.K’wan was also the recipient of the 2012 and 13 Street Lit Book Award Medals (SLBAM) in adult fiction for Eviction Notice and Animal.His credits also include featured commentary in the award winning Documentary Iceberg Slim: Portrait of a Pimp (produced by Ice-T) as well as a reoccurring guest role on TV-One’s Celebrity Crime Files.
    Raynesha Pittman was born and raised in the gang and drug infested streets of South Central Los Angeles. It was while in these streets that she discovered her love for writing and the dream of being published was birthed. It took the Southern hospitality of Nashville, Tennessee to show her that with hard work she could bring her dreams to life, leading her to self publishing her first title, Kismet. The Kismet trilogy went onto receive rave reviews, but it wasn’t until she moved to Memphis that opportunity came knocking in the form of bestselling crime novelist K’wan, who signed her to his Write 2 Eat Concepts imprint. Her first title under Write 2 Eat Concepts is the coming of age tale titled “Dog Food.” 
    Niles Manning, a native of Rocky Mount, North Carolina, discovered his love for creative writing in his early years. He spent his leisure journaling and scripting poetry until he finally tried his hand at novels. He currently has 6 titles in his ‘The Price of Heir’ series, and his first project with Write 2 Eat is the urban thriller, ‘Convince Me To Live’. Niles, the free dreamer and a specialist at wordplay, possess a vivid imagination that is lucid through pages.
     

  • February 22nd, 2016

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    Join hostess Donna Wright with authors Marisha and Artisha Readua as well as Unoma Nkwanor as they talk about their latest releases. Mallory Kane will bring the latest edition of Romance News and who knows, we might even have a book review too. All of this and more, this week on Hummingbird Place -- Your Home for Romance. Coming to you live from the Dark Hollows Press Studio.

  • Kimberla Lawson Roby on the Scribe Spot

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    Kimberla Lawson Roby discusses her new novel, Best Friends Forever, her career and future novels.

  • Author2Author: Fearless Writing

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    For today's episode Bill Kenower offer's a crash course on fearless writing. We don't begin writing until we forget to be afraid. If you've ever had a good day of writing - a day where you lost track of time, where your characters talked to you, where you were surprised by where the story went - then you've written fearlessly. The question, then, is not whether you will write fearlessly, but whether you will do it on purpose. In this crash course, Bill offers three tips to focussing our attention on our inherent fearlessness so that we can have the writing experience we crave and deserve. Don't miss it.

  • RTS Interview/ Promo for Nancy Naigle

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    Join Donna Wright and Nancy Naigle featured author at Romancing the Smokies, a Hummingbird Place event.
    USA Today bestselling author Nancy Naigle whips up small-town love stories with a dash of suspense and a whole lot of heart. She began her popular contemporary romance series, Adams Grove, while juggling a successful career in finance and life on a seventy-six-acre goat farm. She has gone on to produce collaborated works with other authors, including the Granny Series and the stand-alone novel Inkblot. Now happily retired, she devotes her time to writing, antiquing, and the occasional spa day with friends. A native of Virginia Beach, she currently calls North Carolina home.
    Life After Perfect (May 2015) was the first in her new Boot Creek Series, inspired in part by a short story included in the collection Wrapped Around Your Heart. Join Nancy’s mailing list at www.NancyNaigle.com for the latest news and scheduled appearances. Follow her on Twitter @NancyNaigle and on Facebook atwww.facebook.com/NancyNaigleAuthor. Read. Relax. Repeat.®