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    Episode 68: When Editors Chat with Patricia D. Eddy

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    It's an editor's soapbox kind of episode gang. I've had a few thoughts about professional editors (and authors) to get off my chest, and I let loose! Tune in to hear something things that have been bothering me about those who call themselves "editors," the professionalism and craft of writing, and why we're all in this together. Also, Patricia just got back from Ireland, the setting in her next book in her werewolf series. We discuss setting and why it can be beneficial to actually visit your setting. 

  • The Written Word (Radio Z) - Ep. 25 Bloggers

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    Host Alicia is joined by a few bloggers to talk blogging.

  • Sunny Giovanni

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    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. Even at a random moment.  

  • Dorianne Laux | Tiferet Talk with Donna Baier-Stein

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    Please join Donna Baier-Stein and Tiferet Talk for a conversation with Dorianne Laux on April 29th, 2015 at 7PM EST.  Laux’s most recent books of poems are The Book of Men, winner of the Paterson Poetry Prize, and Facts about the Moon, recipient of the Oregon Book Award and short-listed for the Lenore Marshall Poetry Prize. Laux is also author of Awake, and What We Carry, a finalist for the National Book Critic’s Circle Award, and Smoke.
    Her work has received three “Best American Poetry” Prizes, a Pushcart Prize, two fellowships from The National Endowment for the Arts, and a Guggenheim Fellowship. In 2001, she was invited by late poet laureate Stanley Kunitz to read at the Library of Congress.  In 2014 singer/songwriter Joan Osborne adapted her poem, “The Shipfitter’s Wife” and set it to music on her newest release, “Love and Hate.”  Ce que nous portons (What We Carry), translated by Helene Cardona, has just been published by Editions du Cygne Press, Paris.
    Laux teaches poetry and directs the MFA program at North Carolina State University and is founding faculty at Pacific University's Low Residency MFA Program. To learn more about Dorianne Laux please visit: http://doriannelaux.net/
    Tiferet Journal is pleased to offer our multiple award winning “Tiferet Talk Interviews” book. This book includes 12 exceptional interviews from Julia Cameron, Edward Hirsch, Jude Rittenhouse, Marc Allen, Arielle Ford, Robert Pinsky, Dr. Bernie Siegel, Robin Rice, Jeffrey Davis, Floyd Skloot, Anthony Lawlor, and Lois P. Jones. You can purchase it in print and Kindle formats on Amazon: http://tinyurl.com/bu8m2zs

  • SPECIAL SHOW WITH A SPECIAL ENTERTAINER AUTHOR AND COMEDIAN: SAL RICHARDS

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    Please welcome outstanding author, comedian and actor Sal Richards to this special show. Sal will discuss his rise to fame as a comedian, his goals for the future, his new projects and endeavors and his amazing novel Behind the Laughter: Hidden Tears. Sal is very interesting, has many new projects and I am looking forward to speaking with him and having him share his new endeavors. We are going to talk about his career, how and when he got started in Atlantic City, his latest endeavors and much more. Join us in the chat room and hopefully Sal might even sing a special song for this host. Fran Lewis Host

  • The Written Word (Radio Z) - Ep. 26 Cinco de Mayo

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    Host Alicia is joined by author Eric Matheny to celebrate Cinco de Mayo.

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  • OF IMPACT SHOW! With Special Guest LORRAINE R. BURNETT

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    Our host Joyce Cade-Hitchye has a conversation with Lorraine R.Burnet!

  • Book discussion with Fran Lewis and Brian Freeman

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    The World of Ink, Fran Lewis and Book DIscusion welcomes international best selling author Brian Freeman. His new title if Season of Fear. Ten years ago someone came in an killed three political figures in coldblood. Ten year later Diane Fairmont is running for governor and the person who killed her husband Birch is after her. With the help of Detective Cab Bolton and his researcher, Peach, wil they be able to stop what this person is about to put in motion again. Brian is the author of the Stride Series and Bone House was the first time he introduced Cab. Join us in the chatroom and ask your questions of this outstanding author. Fran Lewis: Host   

  • Jon Tribble & Allison Joseph | Tiferet Talk with Melissa Studdard

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    Please join Melissa Studdard and Tiferet Journal on 5/21/15 at 7PM EST for a conversation with writers and editors, Jon Tribble and Allison Joseph.
    Jon Tribble is the managing editor of Crab Orchard Review and the series editor of the Crab Orchard Series in Poetry published by Southern Illinois University Press. He is the recipient of a 2003 Artist Fellowship Award in Poetry from the Illinois Arts Council, and his poems have appeared in journals and anthologies, including Ploughshares, Poetry, Crazyhorse, Quarterly West, and The Jazz Poetry Anthology. His work was selected as a winner of the Campbell Corner Poetry Prize from Sarah Lawrence College.  He teaches creative writing and literature, and directs undergraduate and graduate students in internships and independent study in editing and literary publishing for the Department of English at Southern Illinois University Carbondale.  His first collection of poems, Natural State, will be published by Glass Lyre Press in 2016.
    Allison Joseph is the author of the books What Keeps Us Here, Soul Train, In Every Seam Imitation of Life, and Worldly Pleasures. Her honors include the John C. Zacharis First Book Prize, fellowships from the Bread Loaf and Sewanee Writers Conferences, and an Illinois Arts Council Fellowship in Poetry. She is editor and poetry editor of Crab Orchard Review and director of the Young Writers Workshop; an annual summer residential creative writing workshop for high school writers. She holds the Judge Williams Holmes Cook Endowed Professorship. As Director of the SIUC MFA Program in Creative Writing, Professor Joseph maintains a blog about the graduate creative writing program at: http://mfacarbondale.blogspot.com. Tiferet Journal is pleased to offer our multiple award winning “Tiferet Talk Interviews” book. Print and Kindle formats on Amazon: http://tinyurl.com/bu8m2zs
     

  • Mason Stokes: Saving Julian - New Novel!

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    Author Mason Stokes will showcase his new novel, Saving Julian on tonight's show! Call 323 567-1493 to ask the author a question! Saving Julian is a darkly comic journey into the sad, strange world of ex-gay ministry. The novel tells the story of Paul Drucker, a 58-year-old psychology professor and part-time preacher. Author of Saving Our Boys from the Gay Menace, Paul is much in demand on the ex-gay lecture circuit, sharing the heterosexual gospel with those in need. As he tells his audiences, “there’s no such thing as a gay man. There are only men with unmet homoemotional love needs. And this can be fixed.” But when Paul is caught with Julian, a 21-year-old “escort” he found online, he knows his world is about to fall apart. In a world of Larry Craig and Ted Haggard, Saving Julian offers an irreverent and poignant take on the lies, hypocrisies, and downright cruelty of those who think love is a thing to be cured.  Buy Saving Julian on Amazon RIGHT NOW by clicking here!http://www.amazon.com/Saving-Julian-Mason-Stokes/dp/1925180751/ref=sr_1_1?ie=UTF8&qid=1427161466&sr=8-1&keywords=mason+stokes

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