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  • SPOTLIGHT: Terry Winetsky

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    Belagana-Belazana: An Outsider’s Quest in the Navajo Nation Terry Winetsky  
    A small Navajo town and a school filled with students with learning disabilities is the setting for this novel. Hired as an English as Second Language teacher, Sean learns that the dynamics of his job and the requirements have been changed. No longer teaching English he is now the PE teacher and the counselor for the dormitory and in charge of many of the staff. His assistant, Leonard, speaks the language and seems to have problems dealing with the bureaucratic end of things, the cultural differences and how to best help the students. Taking a tour of the school he learns about the limited funds, the fact that he is now the coach of all of the teams and that everything is not what he expected it to be. He also learns that the students are at times difficult and some even miss being home so much that they try to escape and run away. this interview will teach educators the true mean of dedication to the profession when you meet Sean Noland and the staff of Raven Point. Fran Lewis: MJ magazine and Just reviews

  • Part 4: CUTV News Welcomes Publisher Roxanne Bland of Blackrose Press

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    Baltimore, MD – The prevailing image of a person who reads science fiction or fantasy has always been that of the geeky, white male. In fact, nothing could be further from the truth. While it’s true women and people of color have not always felt especially welcome in the science fiction and fantasy community, today conventions all over the country, all year round, are filled with people of all genders and races dressed up as famous or obscure characters from their favorite fantasy saga.
    But people of color aren’t just reading science fiction and fantasy, they’re creating it. Who is to say the next Tolkien isn’t an African-American man or woman, or Hispanic, Asian or Nigerian?
    Roxanne Bland is an African-American woman and the proud author of two acclaimed self-published fantasy novels, The Underground and The Moreva of Astoreth, through her imprint Blackrose Press, a publisher of science fiction, fantasy, horror and weird/bizarro by people of color.
    “There is so much creativity bursting out of the Asian, Latino and black communities with respect to speculative fiction. The problem has been access,” says Bland. “There is a movement afoot where people of color are calling out for more access to the publishing world. I want Blackrose Press to be a part of that.”
    Blackrose Press’s slogan is “Read in Color.” These fantastic stories can serve as a great vehicle for ideas to find their way into someone’s heart who might otherwise not consider them.
    “My books were experiments in publishing. I’m the guinea pig,” says Bland. “I want to be a publisher that helps bring these artists into the mainstream as far as I can push it.”
    For more information on Blackrose Press, visit www.blackrosepress.com

  • Teen Readers Discuss Their Favorite YA Books and Authors

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    Students from Heath High School in Heath, Ohio join librarian/teacher Amy Gibson and Laura Moe on the Young Adult Cafe to discuss trends in YA literature.
    Amy Gibson is a library Media Specialist who also teachers drama and hosts after school Open mics. She is an Ohio native with more than twenty years experience as a teacher. Amy is an active member of OELMA (Ohio Library Media Association) and is an advocate for her students' creative endeavors and tech literacy.  At home she is owned by several cats and dogs.
    Radio host and author Laura Moe spent most of her working life as a librarian and English teacher in central and Southeastern Ohio, but has recently moved to Seattle where she writes full-time. Moe is the author of YA novels PARALLEL LINES (Fat Cats, 2015) and BREAKFAST WITH NERUDA (Merit Press, 2016, ) named by the New York Public Library as one the Best Books for Teens in 2016. She believes knowledge is power.
    This is a copyrighted podcast solely owned by the Authors on The Air Global Radio Network LLC

  • New York Times Best Selling Author, KiKi Swinson

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    Kiki Swinson is the national bestselling author of over 30 novels and short stories. A star of the street lit genre—crime novels in an urban setting—Swinson’s works feature resilient women making tough, and sometimes not quite legal, decisions to survive. Her novels, inspired by her experiences and a five-year stint in federal prison, have sold over 1 million copies. She completed her first novel while incarcerated and her second novel, Wifey, became the first book in one of today’s best-selling street lit series. A native of Portsmouth, Virginia, and a former hustler’s wife, Swinson resides in Virginia Beach, Virginia. Visit her online at KikiSwinson.net.

  • Crown Holder Conversations with Authors

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    Crown Holder Conversations with Authors, Speakers and Coaches Join us for an Evening with Ella Curry!  She is the president of  EDC Creations Media Group.  Sit back and enjoy a chat with some of the most talented authors on the planet. Learn more about the featured books.  You’ll enjoy a #SeducingThePen Book Tour reading from the book too!   
    FEATURED AUTHORS AND BOOKS * 8:00 -  * 8:30 -  Become the next featured author or speaker on the BAN Radio with Ella Curry, click here:  www.edc-creations.com/banradiopromo.htm
    Authors and Publishers, visit the EDC Creations website for more book promotion opportunities:  www.edc-creations.com.  EDC Creations provides business owners innovative marketing solutions with a special focus on the African American literary community. We are also the publishers of the award winning, highly popular Black Pearls Magazine, which now has more than 1,800 members across the United States.  Follow BAN Radio and Ella Curry on Twitter:  https://twitter.com/EDC1Creations   #SeducingThePen,   #BANRadioShow,   #StorytellersBookTour

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    Bestseller Carter Wilson joins Alex Dolan on Thrill Seekers

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    Carter Wilson is a USA Today and #1 Denver Post bestselling author, born in New Mexico and raised in Los Angeles. His novels have received critical acclaim, including multiple starred reviews from Publishers Weekly and Library Journal, and his works have won the Colorado Book Award, the International Book Award, and the National Indie Excellence Award. Carter lives outside of Boulder, Colorado in a spooky Victorian house.
    Alex Dolan is the author of The Euthanist and The Empress of Tempera. He is also the host of the "Thrill Seekers" show on the Authors on the Air Global Radio Network. He was an executive committee member of the San Francisco Bay Area's Litquake festival, and is a member of International Thriller Writers and Sisters in Crime. He holds an MS in strategic communications from Columbia University.
    This is a trademarked copyrighted podcast solely owned by the Authors on the Air Global Radio Network LLC.

  • Publishing Laine with Marji Laine Clubine of Write Integrity Press

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    Marji Laine Clubine, publisher and multipublished author, both independently and traditionally, and her guest, Dena Netherton, will discuss the sometimes confusing aspects of today's publishing environment. Authors who aspire to be published will learn about the different avenues of publication and what to expect from each of them. 
    They will touch on:
    four publisher types connecting with the publishers expectations of the publishing process as well as dig into Dena's new suspense series, THE HUNTED. 
    If you have any questions about publishing, email Marji at DownPublishingLaine@gmail.com or connect with her on the Write Integrity Press Facebook page. If she uses your question, she'll send you a free book!

  • Romance Is In The Air - Host Marsha Casper Cook -WOI

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    Please join Marsha Casper Cook on April 4 at 830 EST 730 CST 630 MT 530 PT when she welcomes Melissa Keir, Wende Dikec, Abigail Drake, Susan Vaughn, and KG (Kelly) Fletcher all INKSPELL authors. It's going to be a great show.
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  • The Lyrical Cypher Radio show hosted by Chyna at 9pm

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    The Lyrical Cypher Radio Show hosted by Chyna airs Tuesday Nights @ 9pm. Call in & Spit Your Poetry Sing, Rap Live!! Calling ALL Singers, All Poets, Spoken Word & Hip Hop Artists & Metaphorically In-Tuned Visionaries!! A radio show that provides you with Poetry, Hip Hop, Singing, Smooth Lyrical Vibes & More!! Share Your Gifts Tonight!! You Can Listen By Calling 323-642-1532

  • The Queendom Cypher

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    Tuesday April 4th, 2017 
    10:00 PM EST
    9:00 PM
    CST 7:00 PM PST
    Hosted by Sylvia L. Blalock
    Call In number: (319)527-6300 press "1" to get in queue
    Join EPiphany Radio in celebrating the Queens! 
    We are hosting an Open Mic event that will be EPIC...our topic is
    THE QUEENS! all positive- all love- all night long
    What exactly is a "Queen"? What Makes a Good Queen, in your opinion? Do you have an example of a Good Queen? 
    What does it take TO BE a Good Queen? What motivates one to wear that crown with PURPOSE?
    We're bringing it all to the mics. 
    We're opening up the mics for the CYPHER OF QUEENS: 
    One beautiful circle answering one question: 
    What Does It Take To Be A Queen? 
    Interwoven pieces Bring the light. You won't want to miss this rare connecting of spirits!
    Its Conscious...Its Romantic...Its Erotic...Its Real Talk...It is RESPECTFUL. 
    Bring your comments, artwork, photos, "shout outs", poems, videos.. BRING YOUR LOVE to the Facebook event page and CELEBRATE OUR QUEENS...Leave the negativity, judgement, misogyny and drama at the curb. 
    Join Us! 


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    The Fixer: The Killing Kind
    by Jill Amy Rosenblatt
    Tour April 1-18, 2017
    Kat’s back and in over her head with crooks, cops... and killers.
    Christmas is around the corner but professional “fixer” Katerina Mills isn't feeling the holiday spirit, juggling college classes, a lovesick cop, and demanding clients.
    Obnoxious hedge fund manager Simon Marcus wants his prized Porsche back from his vengeful wife. The job is hard enough until wise guy Anthony DeSucci shows up and orders her to bring the car to him.
    Rock star writer, Paul Patel needs something “special” to finish his next bestseller, something that will get Katerina a “Go Straight to Jail” card if she gets caught.
    And what about mysterious Thomas Gallagher? His jobs are simple and easy. Is he just a bored billionaire, or is he watching Kat’s every move, making his own plans for her?As the jobs heat up, handsome, elusive thief Alexander Winter re-enters Kat’s life to tutor her in all things criminal. But can she trust him?
    Katerina Mills is still haunted by her first assignment...and her first assignment is about to come back to haunt her...a deadly enemy who's closer than she thinks... Kat falls into the hands of a mob, a druglord, killers and many others who require her services. Learn more when you listen to my interview with author Jill Amy Rosenblatt.
    Fran Lewis: Just reviews

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