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    Getting to Know Authors JL KIng, Anna Black and Shemeka Mitchell

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    J.L. King is a New York Times best selling author, publisher, and HIV/STD activist. Subjects of his work include the nature of human behavior, effects of health issues on minorities, and sexual orientation and its impact on schools. King’s first book, On the Down Low: A Journey Into the Lives of Straight Black Men Who Sleep with Men appeared on The New York Times best seller list for more than 30 consecutive weeks.In 2006 King produced, “The DL Exposed”, an award winning documentary that was broadcast on Black Entertainment Television (BET). The documentary was the number one watched program on BET that year.
    Anna Black is a native of Chicago and the bestselling author of the Now You Wanna Come Back series. Her desire to become a published author didn't develop until her late twenties, and she didn't take her writing seriously until several close friends and family members encouraged her to go for it. After signing with Delphine Publications in November 2009, Anna became a bestselling author for her debut release, Now You Wanna Come Back, within a matter of weeks. 
    Shemeka Mitchell has always had stories playing themselves out in her head. As a child, she wouldn't go anywhere without a pen and a notebook to write it all down. As much as she loved writing; she loved reading more. Books were her best friend in growing up and continued being that in adulthood. She is the mother of two and an advocate for Lupus Awareness. 

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    The Incredible Sandra Brown

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    Join me as I welcome the incredible Sandra Brown to the show to discuss her newest release, MEAN STREAK (2014).
    Sandra Brown is the author of sixty-three New York Times bestsellers, including DEADLINE (2013), LOW PRESSURE (2012), LETHAL(2011), TOUGH CUSTOMER (2010), SMASH CUT (2009), SMOKE SCREEN (2008), PLAY DIRTY (2007), RICOCHET (2006),CHILL FACTOR (2005), and WHITE HOT (2004).
    Brown began her writing career in 1981 and since then has published over seventy novels, bringing the number of copies of her books in print worldwide to upwards of eighty million. Her work has been translated into thirty-four languages.
    A lifelong Texan, Sandra Brown was born in Waco, grew up in Fort Worth and attended Texas Christian University, majoring in English.
    She is much in demand as a speaker and guest television hostess. Her episode on truTV’s Murder by the Book premiered the series in 2008. She appeared in 2010 on Investigation Discovery’s new series, Hardcover Mysteries.
    In 2009 Brown detoured from her thrillers to write Rainwater, a much acclaimed, powerfully moving story about honor and sacrifice during the Great Depression.
    Brown holds an honorary Doctorate of Humane Letters from Texas Christian University where she and her husband Michael Brown, have instituted the ELF, a scholarship annually awarded to a student pursuing a fiction writing career. In 2008, she was named Thriller Master, the top award given by the International Thriller Writer’s Association. Other awards and commendations include the 2007 Texas Medal of Arts Award for Literature and the Romance Writers of America’s Lifetime Achievement Award. In 2011 she and four colleagues went on a week-long USO tour to Afghanistan, meeting with service members on numerous bases.
    Sandra is the past president of the Mystery Writers of America in 2012. She lives in Arlington, Texas, with her husband, Michael Brown.

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    WordSmitten :: About the Books :: Lit Agent Harvey Klinger

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    WordSmitten :: About the Books
    Kate Sullivan interviews Pulitzer Prize-winning authors, debut novelists, publishers, and editors. In this segment, Kate interviews Manhattan literary agent Harvey Klinger who talks about his relationships with acquisition editors, clients, and his former boss. He began his publishing career at Doubleday. Instead, he left and worked for a literary agent for eighteen months and began forming his first client list. A two-year stint followed in association with an independent publicist. Harvey created his own independent operation in October, 1977. Harvey Klinger received his M.A. in The Writing Seminars at Johns Hopkins University. Tune in to the fun. 
    Recent guests include Johnny Temple (Brooklyn's Akashic Books noted for Go the F*** to Sleep), Tom Robbins (Tibetan Peach Pie), and Dani Shapiro (Still Writing). 
    Pulitzer Prize winning authors Gilbert King (Devil in the Grove), Elizabeth Strout (Olive Kitteridge), Geraldine Brooks (March), and Edward P. Jones (The Known World) have appeared on the About the Books broadcast.
    The host and producer of the broadcast is Kate Sullivan, journalist, editor, publisher, and creative writing instructor with WordSmitten Media, Inc. in the seaside town of St. Petersburg, Florida.
    The WordSmitten broadcast (About the Books) airs Sunday afternoons at 5 PM Eastern from NYC and features recent interviews with bestselling authors, editors, and literary executives.
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    JHBLS - Juma Sultan talks about Jimi's influence on Jazz Fusion

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    Very special guest Juma Sultan is on hand to talk about his good friend Jimi.  Many may know Juma from his gig with Jimi at Woodstock, but Juma has known Jimi since his Village days.  Juma has some rare insight that he wants to share about Jimi's involvement with Jazz.  
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    Meet Cash Street Lit Author and Nene Capri

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    The King and Queen of Urban Lit will be talking about the new release of their book Trust No Bitch 3.

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    A Book and a Chat with Mike Bond

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    It is a welcome back to author Mike Bond to a Book and a Chat.
    MIKE BOND has been called the “master of the existential thriller” by the BBC and “one of the 21st century’s most exciting authors” by the Washington Times. He is a bestselling novelist, environmental activist, international energy expert, war and human rights correspondent and award-winning poet who has lived and worked in many remote, dangerous parts of the world. His critically acclaimed novels depict the innate hunger of the human heart for what is good, the intense joys of love, the terror and fury of battle, the sinister vagaries of international politics and multinational corporations, and the beauty of the vanishing natural world.
    he will be with us to chat about his latest book THE LAST SAVANNA which is based on his real-life experiences helping to fight elephant poachers in Africa.

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    Talk with Rich Meek

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    Our next show will change direction a bit. We will be talking with actor Rich Meek, who will discuss the process of book narration and what makes for a good audiobook. Rich has been a working stage, TV, film and voice actor for many years and his insights are sure to help both aspiring authors and scriptwriters. Be sure to call in at 888-201-4631 and join the conversation.
    Of course, we'll also be sharing the winning Writing Prompt story of the week. Don't forget to send your entry in by Wednesday at 7pm MST!

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    Marco Washington, Author of The Texas Outlaw,

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    Marco Washington, the author of the book “The Texas Outlaw – My Life and Times.”
    Known the world over as “The Real Texas Outlaw,” one of the most successful male dancers in the past 20 years, Washington’s life story is far from what his elated audience members might presume. To emphasize, although he’s made BIG money taking his clothes off for money, “The Outlaw” is a family man at heart. The book is far from a tell-all and is more of a declaration of life and love than a gritty journal of sexual encounters. It is based on Washington’s own life, a life of hurt, pain, disappointments, love and, ultimately, redemption.
    “The Texas Outlaw – My Life and Times” is now available on Kindle. The hard copy will be available in a few short weeks. We anticipate a HUGE demand, as The Outlaw has dedicated throngs of fans in the U.S. and abroad, notably in Europe and Japan!
    Twitter:  @TheTexasOutlaw
    Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/pages/The-Texas-Outlaw/389373361170020
    Email: texasoutlaw@me.com

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    An Excerpt from "Multiple Sclerosis an Enigma"

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    Introducing Author  of "Multiple Sclerosis an Enigma" Terry Crawford Palardy
    The true story of a middle-aged woman being unexpectedly diagnosed with a young person’s disease: multiple sclerosis. The journey to diagnosis and the reality of the treatment brought a premature end to her career as a public school teacher. Life in “the sandwich generation” of adults caring for both their elder parents and their children, while balancing full time employment, is discussed with gentle empathy. The difficult economics and the changes in family responsibilities are also a part of this story. The consistent, caring support of family and friends and a mutual respect between patient and doctors is essential in living with a chronic condition such as Multiple Sclerosis.
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    [Multiple Sclerosis An Enigma]

  • 00:31

    Rich Merritt, Author of “Secrets of a Gay Marine P*rn Star,

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    Rich Merritt comes to Stonewall Live! Thursday, October 13, 9PM EST 
    During the height of Clinton's "Don't Ask, Don't Tell" policy, Rich Merritt led two secret lives. Marines serving under him didn't realize their captain was a closeted gay man, and his small group of gay friends didn't know he made gay p*rn films while enlisted. In “Secrets of a Gay Marine P*rn Star,” Merritt charts his struggle to repress his sexuality while living amongst the members of his ultra-conservative family and attending "the Fortress of Fundamentalism": Bob Jones University. His first encounter with another man ends with a knife being held to the throat of a woman who saw the two together. Being a Marine seems to appeal both to Merritt's narcissism and to his extreme low self-esteem. A self-avowed "adrenaline junkie" with (undiagnosed) depression, he tries to feed his ego by becoming a stripper, a male escort (briefly) and, finally, a p*rn star.
    Today, Rich Merritt is an attorney, blogger and speaker. He lives in New York City with his partner is a speaker at universities, law schoolsand other civic organizations about topics ranging from issues on gay and lesbian equality to fundamentalism. He has been a controversial figure since he was featured on the cover of the New York Times Magazine on June 28, 1998, which is Gay Pride Day in New York City, "Uniforms In The Closet: The Shadow Life Of A Gay Marine."