In the Authors Corner with Etienne

In the Author's Corner with Etienne

In the Author's Corner with Etienne was created exclusively for authors of published books and those thinking about writing their first one.
In the Author's Corner with Etienne

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We're now also on Stitcher. I've created this talk show exclusively for authors of published books and those thinking about writing their first one. Listen to authors as they share their stories of how and why they became writers of stories. Be part of the show: ask questions and share your comments. Come for the show; stay for the tips! Get answers to your stumbling blocks, writer's block, and more! Can't find a show you're looking for? Simply go to the bottom of the "Upcoming Broadcasts" window and click on the 2 for the next page.

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Dashae and Tyana Whitney, Sisters, Young Authors, and Role Models

Aug 31, 2017 00:33:00

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DaShae Whitney and Tyana Lashae Whitney, the daughters of Rev. Whitney & Mrs. Shannon Whitney, are young authors, following in their parents' footsteps. They are the authors of 2 books:  * Be Encouraged is an inspirational book skillfully written from a youthful perspective. These young authors utilize poems, songs, and short stories that say to the reader, "Be Encouraged because God loves you!"  * My Burns Are Beautiful is a compilation of poems depicting an extraordinary young woman's triumph over a life-crushing trauma and learning to process the event that could have shattered her life. Dashae's poems depict a profound resilience of wounds healed by faith in God's goodness, care, and love. Dashae, a Survivor, was in an accident at the age of 3. She mistakenly fell into her hot water bathtub. With 2nd & 3rd degree burns over 80% of her body, she spent 45 days in The Grossman Burn Center in Los Angeles, California. She was given a 50/50 chance to survive medically speaking, but GOD said differently! At the age of 9, Dashae was selected to ring the New York Stock Exchange Closing Bell (December 1, 2005). Tyana, a senior in high school who co-authored Be Encouraged with her sister, Dashae, is also a YouTuber at  j.mp/2wB7VvU and a blogger at https://TyanaLashae.wordpress.com. Her goal on these platforms is to motivate, encourage, & provide actionable information to help youth succeed. Pick up a copy of their books at https://www.blessed4lifeministries.com/books

Minister DA Whitney, The Rev, Co-Author, Co-Founder of Blessed 4 Life Ministries

Aug 17, 2017 00:33:00

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Minister D.A. Whitney, better known as The Rev, is a Brooklyn, New York native who grew up in California after joining the US Marine Corps.  No stranger to the Gospel of Jesus Christ, the initial training for The Rev began under the tutelage of his parents, both Ministers of the Gospel, who instilled in him a foundation of the Word of God & faithful stewardship. In 2008, The Rev became a licensed Minister of the Gospel, co-founded Blessed 4 Life Ministries & co-authored his first self-published book. The Rev received additional licensing in Evangelism & Outreach in 2004 & Lay Leadership in 2006. The Rev is an esteemed recipient of the Shirley Chisholm Certificate of Appreciation for the Congressional Arts Competition in New York City, as well as numerous awards & community accolades. The Rev, a dynamic speaker & confident in proclaiming the Word of God is also the co-founder of Blessed 4 Life Ministries which encompasses life-coaching, marriage counseling, & self-publishing assistance to aspiring writers. Currently residing in Raleigh, North Carolina, the Rev is well known for serving the local community at large in Christ Jesus name. The Rev is the truest definition of a community preacher, spreading the Good News from California to New York, & everywhere in between. The Rev & the love of his life, his wife, Shannon, have been together for over 20 years. They have 4 children & 2 grandchildren.

A Special Program Featuring Gospel Recording Artist, Debra M. Price

Aug 5, 2017 00:18:00

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Debra McKinney Price is a Gospel Recording artist, who, since 2000 has been empowering and encouraging women through her music. She does this by sharing GOD’S word in songs at clubs, conferences, churches, concerts, radio, festivals, movies, and more. Debra’s goal is, through the power of music, to help young women uncover their inner beauty, confidence, and strengths. According to Debra, "There's healing for depression, death, divorce, low self-esteem." Coming out of an abusive marriage forced Debra and her children to live in a shelter for battered women. Three weeks after the death of one of her twins, she filed for a divorce while battling feelings of hopelessness, depression, bitterness, anger, and fears of rejection. Debra had to Learn to Love herself. This, in turn, taught her how much she's LOVED and Approved by the One who created her. Consequently, Debra has come to learn that there’s Hope and Healing for all broken hearts. To leave a comment, click on Debra and Etienne's Special Link: http://j.mp/2wfAsDy

Meet EMW: Creative Singer-Songwriter and Idol of Her Younger Sister

Jul 27, 2017 00:33:00

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Ernestine M. Wallace, a/k/a EMW, is the idol of her younger sister, Bessie. Their strong bonding and EMW's singing at home has become therapy for Bessie who was born with a disability. A recent high school graduate preparing to attend college in September, EMW is determined, nevertheless, to maintain her musical interest. To date, six of the songs that she has written and sung are posted on YouTube, along with a cover, That's How You Know, with Nico And Vinz. Here’s a list of her self-crafted and sung songs you'll find on YouTube. I recommend that you, not only listen and download music videos but subscribe to her channel to stay to touch with her upcoming songs and events. Now, the list of her songs that can be found on YouTube, SoundCloud, and other music sites:  No;  Money; I Use to;  Stay Up Out My Business;  Stop A Bully And Save A Life; and  Tell the Truth. It Was Not Me This family-oriented and affectionate teenager sent a shout out to her father, mother, brother, and sister. Show your love to the Detroit-based and up-and-coming singer/songwriter. Stay in touch with EMW by leaving her a Like, Comment, Share, and Subscribe on her social media sites. Visit EMW on Facebook at www.Facebook.com/Ernestine.Wallace.12 and follow her on Twitter, Google Plus, and Instagram.

Debra Price, Gospel Recording Artist, Drops By

Jul 23, 2017 00:33:00

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According to Michael R H Stewart on August 5, 2016, "Debra Price is the Voice Behind the Music." He goes on to say more about Debra, "The paramount difference between a good recording artist and a truly great one, is the voice behind the music. This is particularly true of the remarkable and awe-inspiring life and career of the gospel recording artist, Debra Price. With two albums and four awards on her musical resume, not to mention her acclaim as a speaker, she has proven the relevance and popularity of her music and her other skills before an audience. However, recounting her story in this way, by simply listing her many accomplishments, would ignore her fundamental power and authenticity. Because of the voice behind Debra’s transcendent music, and the inspiration behind her speaking is not hers alone. She found it in her Lord and Savior, Jesus Christ, and as she often charmingly refers to Him — her Daddy GOD." Strong in the Lord, Debra believes, "I Declare, I cast All my cares & concerns on The Greater One who lives inside of me for He Cares about me. I Cast doubt, fear, anger, fault finding & all past hurts on JESUS to be Dissolved & HEALED. I Receive Healing & Deliverance. Thank You JESUS." Visit Debra at www.Facebook.com/Debra.Price.Transform.Me/ 

Emily Wallace's Daughter Unable to Speak Is Breaking Her Silence with Song

Jul 20, 2017 00:34:00

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"Wanted to share my family miracle with the world so I decided to post it on my YouTube channel as well." ~ Emily Wallace, Mother & Author Emily Wallace, a motivational speaker & inspirational author, is the mother of a young daughter with a disability that medically leaves her unable to speak. That daughter, Bessie, is making strides in an unconventional way. She's beginning to break her silence by singing along with her big sister, Ernestine. Bessie and Ernestine can be heard and found loving and communicating together. Mother Emily, despite her daughter's struggles, survived challenges and struggles of her own when she was a child. Emily turned those negatives of her life into an unforgettable autobiography, Scarred for Life, an inspirational book that illustrates all of the struggles she faced during her childhood. Today, Emily has been happily married to Larry, Sr., for 27 years and are the parents of first-born, Larry, Jr. Not only has Emily successfully raised her family, but she is extremely proud that Larry, Jr., has become a TV host of Metro Arts Detroit for the next two years and that her older daughter, Ernestine, is an up-and-coming singer/songwriter and a recent high school graduate. Follow the story on YouTube at http://bit.ly/2tlMFcZ.

Shannon Whitney, Wife, Mother, Author, and Motivational Speaker

Jul 14, 2017 00:33:00

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Shannon Whitney, born in Los Angeles, California, was raised in Northern California's Silicon Valley. Shannon, a wife, mother, author, & motivational speaker, is the owner of LadyWhitLuv Inc. (a self-discovered art of phenomenally unique bouquets in original vases). Shannon, with a PhD from the University of LIFE, has certification in Lay Leadership, Evangelism, & Outreach. As an artist, creator, motivator, game-changer, Shannon is a trailblazer! In Ministry, she is an intercessor (prayer warrior) and a Messenger. Shannon utilizes the platform as a Christian Author to spread the Gospel of Jesus Christ. Moreover, Shannon inspires, motivates, ministers, & speaks the Gospel alongside her husband displaying every confidence in what the Word of God says about her! Today we'll chat with Shannon about her book, Talking with God: Memoirs of An Unorthodox Woman. Click on the link below to visit Shannon and her husband/co-author, Minister D. A.  "The Rev" Whitney at Blessed 4 Life Ministries. www.Blessed4LifeMinistries.com

Rico Corneiro, Native Virgin Islander Tracing His Heritage

May 24, 2017 00:32:00

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Enrique “Rico” Corneiro was born and raised on the island of St. Thomas in the U.S. Virgin Islands. His family’s history on the island dates back more than 200 years, back to a time when the islands were called the Danish West Indies. For almost 250 years Denmark ruled over the Virgin Islands. As a young child, Rico heard many stories about what life was like back in the old Danish days when pirates roamed the seas and sugar cane was the king crop. An alumnus of the Ivanna Eudora Kean High School on St. Thomas in 1985, he enlisted in the United States Air Force where he worked as air traffic controller. While in the military, he continued his education and received three Associates Degrees from the Community College of the Air Force and in 1995.  He currently works in the financial services industry and is married with one daughter. Over the years, his passion for learning about his family’s history and the history of the islands has led him to write several books. The most recent one, The Danish West Indies in Black and White. Almost 300 black and white images depicted what life was like on the islands 100 years ago. His other works include Rescuing Virgins: A Guide to Virgin Islands Sports Collectibles while his first book detailing his family’s 200+ year history in the Virgin Islands is entitled I Born Here: The Story of My Virgin Islands Family.     

Dr. Daphne Clarke-Hudson's GROWCON™ Interview Series: Tom Garner

May 11, 2017 00:33:00

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My friend, Dr. Daphne Clarke-Hudson, Ph.D., just published a new discounted Registration to the one-day LIVE EVENT called GROWCON™ Experience, created to help Entrepreneurs & Women Business Owners 25-60 Years Old just like you who want to grow their BUSINESS & gain revenue increase, by Getting higher-paying clients, & now see themselves as experts in their industry. It also reveals how every Emerging Women Entrepreneurs can understand NO! More burnout & they will enjoy an improved lifestyle. In fact, here's just a sample of how attending will help you: * increase your profits with confidence. * establish your Credibility as an Expert in your field. * take advantage of Joint Venture & Collaborations options. * understand what it takes to increase your profits easily & confidently. * avoiding failure in their business completely. And much, MUCH More! Tom Garner:"There are @ things EVERY business owner wants. First, they want to generate more leads, attract more clients & make more money so they can eliminate any current financial distress they find themselves in. Second, they want to reach $1 million in annual revenues so they can begin to live the life they have always dreamed of having & so richly deserve." Tom's E-Learning Marketing System was specifically created to provide all small business owners with the tools, resources, & support they need to accomplish both of these goals. How? First, Tom helps you target your ideal client, understand exactly what they want when they make their decision to buy, & create compelling marketing messages that enable you to out-market and out-sell your competition. Tom even provides you with "done-for-you" marketing & advertising examples that are proven and tested to get real-world results.

Susan Hunter, Native Virgin Islands Playwright of the Play, Catch and Keep

May 10, 2017 00:33:00

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Nothing but reviews! That's how good Susan's writing is. Likewise for the cast's acting. "Went to the World Premiere last night of "Catch & Keep". This is such a terrific play about our island here of St. Thomas. WAPA, taxis, roosters, teeth-sucking, manners, mosquitoes, rum. It covers it all AND it's VERY funny. Looking for something to do? GO and enjoy this well-written & exceptionally well-acted local play. A MUST SEE! AND a BIG shout out to Susan Hunter, the writer, the cast, producers, & director of "Catch & Keep" now running at Pistarckle Theatre. Till Sunday! 340-775-7877" - Mick Kollins, May 6, 2017 Here's what Catch & Keep playwright Susan Hunter wrote after attending opening night on May 4th: "I was thrilled at the audience's reception. One person told me she felt "nourished" by the positive messages and it was the best time she's had on St. Thomas in years. THAT is a marvelous review! Thanks to the stellar cast and fine direction, this is a play for everyone to enjoy. My appreciation to all who packed the house last night...your enthusiasm was astounding!!" Visit Pistarckle Theater's here: j.mp/2poqqMM

Dr. Daphne Clarke-Hudson's GROWCON™ Interview Series: Meet Mrs. Lynette Reddix

May 6, 2017 00:33:00

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Dr. Daphne Clarke-Hudson, Ph.D., published Registration to the one-day LIVE EVENT called GROWCON™ Experience, created to help Entrepreneurs & Women Business Owners 25-60 Years+ who want to grow their BUSINESS & gain revenue increase, by Getting higher-paying clients, and now see themselves as experts in their industry. It also reveals how every Emerging Women Entrepreneurs can understand NO! More burnout & they will enjoy an improved lifestyle. In fact, here's just a sample of how attending will help you:    * increase your profits with confidence.    * establish your Credibility as an Expert in your field.    * take advantage of Joint Venture and Collaborations options.    * understand what it takes to increase your profits easily & confidently.    * avoiding failure in their business completely. And much, MUCH More! Lynette Reddix: From Shreveport, Louisiana, now resides & works in Houston as Chief Executive Officer at her non-profit organization, No Sister Left Behind, Inc., & Chief Executive Officer at Rosenberg CMHC, Inc., 2 outpatient community mental health clinics serving veterans & others. Lynette owns & operates 2 Community Mental Health Centers in the state of Texas. With a 24-year history in the healthcare profession, serving her community is her passion that she holds highly. Her goal encourages her to partner with various entities to develop greater research & advocacy for families, friends, & community. A National Awareness of Mental Illness (NAMI) sponsor, Lynette & her staff joined in the Walk to Raise Awareness. Visit No Sister Left Behind, Inc, Inc. at www.Facebook.com/NoSisterLeftBehindInc/

Dr. Daphne Clarke-Hudson's GROWCON™ Interview Series: Fresh Updates

May 5, 2017 00:33:00

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Dr. Daphne Clarke-Hudson, Ph.D., published Registration to the one-day LIVE EVENT called GROWCON™ Experience, created to help Entrepreneurs & Women Business Owners 25-60 Years Old just like you who want to grow their BUSINESS and gain revenue increase, by Getting higher-paying clients, and now see themselves as experts in their industry. It also reveals how every Emerging Women Entrepreneurs can understand NO! More burnout and they will enjoy an improved lifestyle. In fact, here's just a sample of how attending will help you: increase your profits with confidence.establish your Credibility as an Expert in your field.take advantage of Joint Venture and Collaborations options.understand what it takes to increase your profits easily and confidently.avoiding failure in their business completely. And much, MUCH More! Now, drop-by, call-in to get the latest developments! Call Dr. Clarke-Hudson directly at (646) 721-9611.

Dr. Daphne Clarke-Hudson's GROWCON™ Interview Series: Dr. DeLores Pressley

Apr 28, 2017 00:33:00

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My friend, Dr. Daphne Clarke-Hudson, Ph.D., published a new one-day LIVE EVENT called GROWCON™ Experience. It was created to help Entrepreneurs & Women Business Owners 25-60 Years Old who want to grow their BUSINESS, increase revenue, gain higher-paying clients, & see themselves as experts in their industry. It also reveals how Emerging Women Entrepreneurs can understand how to avoid burnout & enjoy an improved lifestyle. In fact, here's just a sample of how attending will help you: increase your profits with confidence; establish your credibility as an expert in your field; take advantage of joint-venture & collaborations options; understand what it takes to increase your profits easily & confidently, avoid business failure completely. And much, MUCH More! Dr. DeLores Pressley: DeLores, International Keynote Motivational Speaker & Executive Life Coach, is dedicated to helping people take action to launch bold, confident, & courageous lives. As the CEO of DeLores Pressley Worldwide & the Founder of the Global Up Woman™ Network, a network & movement to empower & elevate women in business, DeLores stays busy. As a former elementary school teacher & a pioneer of the plus-size fashion & modeling industry, DeLores has inspired & helped motivate thousands to leverage their leadership voice, have a powerful presence, & live confidently. DeLores is the author of several books: Clean Out the Closets of Your Life, Believe in the Power of You, Empower, and Co-Author of Oh Yes You Can! A contributing writer for Smart Business Magazine, DeLores has received many awards & recognition for her work including Top Ten Business Owners by the National Assn. of Women Business Owners (NAWBO) & Key Bank Corporation, to name a few.

Dr. Daphne Clarke-Hudson's GROWCON™ Interview Series: Marina Angelica Coryat

Apr 27, 2017 00:33:00

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My friend, Dr. Daphne Clarke-Hudson, Ph.D., published a new discounted Registration to the one-day LIVE EVENT called GROWCON™ Experience, created to help Entrepreneurs & Women Business Owners 25-60 Years Old just like you who want to grow their BUSINESS and gain revenue increase, by Getting higher-paying clients, and now see themselves as experts in their industry. It also reveals how every Emerging Women Entrepreneurs can understand NO! More burnout and they will enjoy an improved lifestyle. In fact, here's just a sample of how attending will help you: * increase your profits with confidence. * establish your Credibility as an Expert in your field. * take advantage of Joint Venture and Collaborations options. * understand what it takes to increase your profits easily and confidently. * avoiding failure in their business completely. And much, MUCH More! Marina Angelica Coryat: Marina, the Principal for Refined Communications, is an innovative, strategic, & results-driven business-relations leader with extensive experience in public relations & community affairs in corporate, non-profit, & governmental arenas. Her solid track record: to lead & inspire by positively creating strategies, developing programs & building strong relationships for entities such as Blue Cross & Blue Shield of Texas, McDonald’s franchise owners, & the City of Houston. As a goal-oriented advocate of continuous improvement, Marina solves problems creatively to exceed expectations, generate revenue, minimize expenses, & contribute to overall company growth & morale. Besides to her work, Marina is a Lifetime Member & Ambassador of the Greater Houston Partnership. Her desire is to see individuals grow to their fullest potential & reach their destiny. 

Dr. Daphne Clarke-Hudson's GROWCON™ Interview Series

Apr 20, 2017 00:33:00

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My friend, Dr. Daphne Clarke-Hudson, Ph.D., just published a discounted Registration to the one-day LIVE EVENT called GROWCON™ Experience, she created to help Entrepreneurs & Women Business Owners 25-60 Years Old who want to grow their BUSINESS and gain revenue increase, by Getting higher-paying clients, and now see themselves as experts in their industry. In fact, here's just a sample of how attending will help you: * increase your profits with confidence. * establish your Credibility as an Expert in your field. * take advantage of Joint Venture and Collaborations options. And much, MUCH More! The FULL investment for the one-day LIVE EVENT is $397.00.  Because you're invited by Etienne A. Gibbs, the host & Executive Producer of In the Author's Corner with Etienne, you PAY Only:  $107.00 between April 18th–25th 9:00 am Eastern Standard Time. After 9:00 am April 25th, 2017 price go up. Click & Be on your way to success & discover what makes you unique & valuable.  Get in on this amazing 7-day SALE for the GROWCON™ Experience before April 25th! http://bit.ly/2pBbrzo Dr. Daphne’s presence goes way beyond a nationally-recognized empowerment specialist & professional keynote presenter. She’s also an insightful author with multiple accredited works, an award-winning TV & radio personality, & a certified transformational coach with 20+ years’ experience helping others create the lives they envision. When Dr. Daphne was just 14, her mother passed away. But her dreams for her daughter – happy, educated, and successful – lived on. Dr. Daphne shares them with a passion.

Dr. Martha J. Watts, Author and Educator with High Goals for Students

Mar 23, 2017 00:33:00

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Dr. Watts' professional goals are to assist schools in need of improvement to identify and implement programs. But that's not all. The programs that she would like to see schools implement must be ones that will contribute to an increase in student performance both in reading and writing. And how to most effective ways to increase student performance in reading and writing? Well, the Dr. has a plan. The most effective ways to do so are via workshops, professional development sessions, & job-embedded professional development and coaching. After 4 years of utilizing and introducing the process to teachers in other districts, the results were positive. In 2013 the Dr. Watts expanded the Writing to Respond process to include writing in response to test prompts, & after 3  years of usage with a diverse group of students, the results were eye-opening. Dr. Watts has published resources to facilitate the use of the process at schools or home.  That's a lot, but the Dr. wants a lot for our schools, teachers, parents, & students! Join us as we speak with Dr. Watts, the author & educator, about how she has developed writing materials to help students accomplish her well-intended goal. When she realized that the first edition of her book did not sufficiently meet the needs of high school students, author Martha Joseph Watts began working on Writing to Respond to Text and Tests, a revised edition that stressed the academic vocabulary addressed at each step & ensured that students were obligated to write responses . . .  Visit Dr. Watts at: http://buddinwriters.com/

Mitchell Levy, The AHA Guy, CEO and Thought Leader Architect at THiNKaha

Mar 18, 2017 00:34:00

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Mr. Mitchell Levy, an accomplished Entrepreneur, has created 20 businesses in Silicon Valley including 4 publishing companies that have published over 800 books. Mr. Levy is The AHA Guy at AHAthat & the CEO of THiNKaha. A bestselling author with fifty-six business books, he is also a contributor at Entrepreneur Magazine. In addition to these accomplishments, Mr. Levy has provided strategic consulting to over 100 companies, advised over 500 CEOs on critical business issues, and has been chairman of the board of a NASDAQ-listed company. Mr. Levy and his team make it easy for corporations to easily create compelling content that help turn their experts into recognized thought leaders. THiNKaha services include the AHAthat, thought leadership interviews via Google Hangouts, creating content portals, book publishing, webinar publishing, social media, traditional media coaching and vetted referrals, thought leadership mentoring/coaching, and many other thought leadership services, including the creation and support of corporations’ thought leadership blueprints. Need Content to Grow Your Thought Leadership? If you need new content to grow your thought leadership status and don’t know where to start, THiNKaha can help you increase your influence with a few of our select products and services. Visit Mr. Mitchell Levy at www.MitchellLevy.com/.

Sunshine Sims, Author of Ms. Tee's Daughter

Mar 3, 2017 00:33:00

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Like Precious Jones, an illiterate sixteen-year-old, in PUSH, the 1996 debut novel of American author, Sapphire, Ms. Tee was dealt an injurious hand in life. Ms. Tee's Daughter tells the tale of the infamous jewelry-wearing, broken-in-spirit con-artist mother she had. Ms. Tee's daughter, herself, discovers her mother had dreams, hopes, and goals of wanting to do what was right in life. As Ms. Tee's daughter discovers the truth about the woman she felt she never knew, she's now faced with the question, "Will she continue the cycle or BREAK the Cycle of Abuse?" Mrs. Sunshine Sims, an author who is also a married, homeschooling mother of four offsprings, enjoys teaching people about God's Kingdom Good News. She also enjoys singing, reading and spending time with her family. According to Mrs. Sims, "All of us have thoughts, opinions, feelings, and emotions; writing helps me to express those thoughts. Bringing like-minded people together is what I hope to do. My Blogs are written to help people who may be going through similar situations that the blogger has experienced. Many say silence is golden, but there is also a time to speak. I want to stand up and speak out because we never know who we might inspire." Visit her at www.SunshineSims.com/.

Bob Malinak Wants You to Know About Ricky Braddock's Roadblocks

Feb 24, 2017 00:33:00

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Richard S. Braddock III, later to be known as “Ricky,” was marked for the legal profession before he was conceived in his mother’s womb. His grandfather, Richard S. Braddock, was a war hero who began his career as a lawyer in Huntsville, Texas. Ricky’s parents, Richard S. Braddock, Jr. and Elizabeth Braddock, both of whom were regarded by their clients and peers as exceptional lawyers and human beings, followed in his footsteps. The natural inclination was that their one and only son would continue their tradition. However, while he was a budding elementary school student, Ricky attended a baseball game at the Astrodome in Houston. There he was smitten by the baseball bug, and after that, the lives of the Braddock family were forever changed. It soon became evident to his parents that once Ricky made his mind about something, it soon became his reality. Baseball became his life, and the pursuit of becoming a major-league All-Star became his obsession. However, life has a way of throwing its own curveballs, as Ricky found out at a high point in his career when he ran into what seemed to be an insurmountable roadblock. Roadblocks is a modern-day novel with an old-fashioned flair about a hometown boy that almost made it to the top of his game. Will he recover or become the “quitter,” he’s been so readily labeled by the town folks after tragedy knocks him off the pitcher’s mound? The answers can only be found in the pages of this invigorating novel by Bob Malinak. About the Author: Bob Malinak, a native Texan, graduated from Temple High School in 1954. He received a B.A. degree from Rice Institute in 1958 and a Bachelor of Laws degree from the University of Texas School of Law in 1961. He joined the Baker Botts law firm in Houston in 1961 and retired as a senior partner in 1999.

Is Michelle Saldeba-Alexander the Jamaican Woman at the Well?

Feb 4, 2017 00:33:00

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This Jamaica native has been residing in Canada for almost 25 years. Michelle Saldeba-Alexander is a mother of 2 beautiful children, daughter, Kiah, and son, Zion, along with being the wife of Glen Alexander, an evangelist at heart. Aunty Michelle, as she's called by the kids and adults at her home church, devotes her heart and time nurturing the spiritual life of children. Aunty Michelle is currently the Director of Children's Ministry at Calvary Worship Center and holds a Bachelors of Pastoral Theology degree and Masters of Christian Counseling. Atop all that, Aunty M is the author of The Jamaican Woman at the Well. She shares with us, "For those of you who do not believe in the power of God and to those who have ever questioned His grace, love, or existence, I hope my story, a 'God Story', will be an inspiration and blessing to you. It will show you just how REAL, good and merciful God is.  I want you to ponder over these pages and envision them as your own story as well as looking deeply at your own life and believe, "Is there really anything at all too big for God"? Search your heart, reflect on your life, all of your fears, concerns, joys, frustrations, anxieties, doubts, worries, mistakes, decisions, family, friends, co-workers and even ministry.  My desire is that as you see the wonders of God throughout these pages, you will consider Him in your life and know that you are truly loved by Him." Visit Aunty Michelle at: www.Facebook.com/AuntyMichellesa/ or at www.MichelleSaldeba.com/

Author Sids Ahky Stevens Inspires Others with "Own Your Stupidity"

Jan 28, 2017 00:32:00

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Amidst the trials and tribulations, author Sids Ahky Stevens went through, she examines the different stages of her life. By owning her truth, she has become more appreciative and thankful for the things that really does matter, which are her family and her supportive friends. Sids Ahky Stevens is a product of single-family household that consists of a very strict mom. With a father who did not want to have anything to do with her, Sids became a troubled kid. With her mother's permission, Sids was raised later by an amazing grandmother. Later on she pursued her master’s degree, established her faith, found love, and had two children. She lost her son to Sudden Infant Death Syndrome (SIDS). After his death, Sids worked harder on her marriage, and they were blessed to have their beautiful daughter. As she had gotten older, Sids wanted to achieve more attainable goals and serve her community. Most of all, she wants to show her daughter that, although she is a Mommy, she can be amazing too. In her new book, Own Your Stupidity, she shares her inspiring story. Visit Sids at www.OwnYourStupidity.com/

Denise M. Michaels, Book Coach & Ghostwriter, Invites You to Cruise to London

Jan 27, 2017 00:33:00

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According to Denise, "When you work personally with an expert who knows the path to writing a successful book, the journey is much easier. You have an experienced guide on your side who’ll make suggestions to bring your book to a higher level and make it even better than you imagined. You’ll actually save time doing it right rather than doing it over and over." If you're thinking about writing a book, whether it be your first or your twenty-first, Denise recommends that you schedule a time to talk about your book vision. And to do so, simply go to the Contact Page of her website at http://j.mp/2km9Jjv. She'll discuss what you’ve done so far and how she can best help you. She’ll answer all your questions and share her fees with you at that time so you can make the best decision for you. Now, Denise intends to take your book-writing journey several steps forward. She's inviting a small number of authors to join her in a transatlantic book-writing journey, literarily and figuratively. Today, Denise will share all the specific of this new venture. Be here! You won't want to miss this opportunity!  

Nicola Carara is on a Mission with Her Book, Purpose to the Pain

Jan 19, 2017 00:46:00

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As a missionary living above the area dubbed 'The Golden Triangle' in St Andrew, Nicola Carara finds that several of her relatives and neighbours are concerned about her mingling with the residents in the inner city who have been the focus of her ministry for the last four years. Carara said working with the residents of these depressed communities has been mutually beneficial. While scores of residents benefit from the food, educational materials, spiritual guidance, counselling sessions and furniture she gives them, she finds that interacting with them has enhanced her life. An excerpt from her book, Purpose to the Pain: "Although I have known Nicola Carara for over thirty years, we really became friends in the last two. From growing up in St. Andrew, Jamaica, pursuing a career in television production in the U.S.A., then returning to Jamaica to lecture at N.C.U. Mandeville, to now working as a missionary to Parade Gardens in Kingston, Jamaica, Nicola’s life has taken many turns. It demonstrates what it means to answer God’s call wholeheartedly. Her life with Christ has not been easy, as she has had to face physical, financial and other hurdles. Nonetheless, her life has been a testimony to God’s grace." "Purpose to the Pain is not a pretentious book. It is easy to read and down-to-earth. It is not the self-help book that tells you the formula to make over your life all by yourself. This book shows us that life with Christ is intriguing, challenging, heart-warming and ultimately fulfilling. With humor, poignant expression and godly wisdom, Nicola guides you on a journey that will surely bring you closer to the Lord." ~ Lisa Downie, September 18, 2016 Pick up Nicky's book at: http://j.mp/2jgfORt

Stephanie R. Harper, Author & Entrepreneur in Beauty & Fashion

Dec 3, 2016 00:48:00

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With a BS in Fashion Merchandising from Stephen Austin State University, Stephanie Harper has been in the Beauty & Fashion Industry for over 15 years. After 5 years in the Fashion Industry, Stephanie was ready to step into the beauty world. She's been a Nail Technician for 12 years. Loving her career, but feeling as if it was becoming stagnant, she decided to get certified by Novalash. She now lives, eats, sleeps, & breathes eyelash extensions. Stephanie also teach new veteran beauty professionals who are struggle to create an amazing brand & life style how take their careers to the next level. Throughout the years her brand has also stretched into the fitness world. Her studio now features an Australian sportswear & lifestyle brand. My combining beauty & fitness her customers can now feel & look unstoppable. Stephanie loves the opportunity lashing gives her to work with women, but it also allows her the freedom to travel & spend time with her children. "Everyone has a story to tell. I'm so excited to be able to share my story with everyone. I hope our stories inspire & educate other women. Women that think it's too late or there are too many obstacles to overcome can find strength from our stories.  "We are women that decided to live outside of the box despite what we were told. We have all faced different obstacles & live all over the United States. Despite our differences, we definitely share a few things in common - we are all passionate, laser-focused & have a strong commitment to build successful businesses & live a life that we LOVE. I hope our stories ignite a new fire in women that are sitting on the sidelines watching others achieve their dreams." Order your copy today from Stephanie at www.stephanierharper.com.

Tequila Cousar, Author, Wife, Mom, Mompreneur, Does It All

Oct 29, 2016 00:48:00

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Tequila Cousar is a co-author of She Conquered, a collection of stories of women who have overcome adversity, faced their fears, and conquered entrepreneurship. There are stories of women who have faced disappointments, financial hardships, divorce, becoming a single parent, lack of support, prison sentences, battles with cancer, and others. They continued to push and achieve their dreams. All the things that were meant to deter them made them stronger. After battling infertility for years, Tequila miraculously became pregnant. From then, she knew that everyday needed to count, because she and her husband had to leave a legacy to their children. Tequila's story, like the others, is to inspire and educate other women, especially women who think it's too late or there are too many obstacles to overcome can find strength from these stories. To pick up your copy of her book, She Conquered, visit Tequila at: www.TequilaCousar.com/products-2 .

From Denise M. Michaels: The World Awaits Your Book

Aug 17, 2016 00:33:00

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Denise M. Michaels, the ghostwriter, is on a mission. And it is all about supporting people in going for their dreams. She possesses amazing skills in marketing strategy, copywriting, sales, public relations, and much more. She also loves supporting people in achieving their entrepreneurial dreams because it makes her happy. Why is Ghostwriting such an ideal option? If you know writing a book isn’t your forte, working with a ghostwriter is an ideal option to help develop it in 6-8 months. Your working relationship with a ghostwriter is a collaborative one. You'll meet every 7-10 days on the phone to develop the foundation of your book. Then, the chapters of your book will start to appear in your inbox. Each chapter's written to create a relationship of "know, like, and trust" with readers and edify you as an in-demand, expert in your niche. You’ll be happily surprised that the "voice" in the book "sounds like" you. After all, when you speak in front of a room full of people or in a media setting, you’ll want your book and you to be congruent. The result is seamless and people will want to discover more about you. A passionate, straightforward, and honest person, Denise cares deeply about the people who matter in her life. She’s also a forgiving who doesn’t take personal offense to most things. She does her best to communicate with people with clarity and caring for others. Visit Denise M. Michaels at http://bit.ly/2b6feRe

April Campbell: Author of Dark Novels

Aug 10, 2016 00:32:00

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April Campbell was born May 6, 1979 in a little town called Bamberg, South Carolina to the proud parents of Willie Freeman and Evelyn Campbell. April is the oldest out of three girls. Her parents split when she was three years old. In June 1994, April's mother passed away from complications subsequent to Lupus, a chronic inflammatory disease that occurs when the body's immune system attacks its own tissues and organs. Her mother was 25, while April was five years old. Subsequently, April and her sisters were left in the care of their grandmother and aunt who resided in Mount Holly, New Jersey. In 2006, after putting her writing aside, April discovered a local self-publishing company, Infinity Publishing, in West Conshohocken PA. With a published novel, April became the first published author in her family. But it took a lot of patience and support from her family and friends. April decided to return to school In 2009 to study Criminal Justice at ITT Tech, while she continued her writing. After becoming the president of a chapter in her school, she graduated in 2010 with highest honors. She had the honor of being invited to be the guest speaker at her graduation.Despite yielding to a ministroke, April was able to receive her Bachelor's Degree in Psychology in Applied Behavioral Analysis at Kaplan University in July 2014. April is now pursuing her Master's in Psychology. Visit her at www.facebook.com/AuthorAprilCampbell/

Coffee Shop Conversations Segment: Teaming up and Growing up

Jul 16, 2016 00:33:00

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Coffee Shop Conversations Segment Mondays 7:00 am Pacific, 8:00 am Mountain, 9:00 am Central, 10:00 am Eastern and Atlantic (during Daylight Saving Time). Welcome Jed Jurchenko and Our Coffee Shop Conversations Segment on Faith, Family, and Friendship On the Coffee Shop Conversations Segment, you'll find freshly brewed wisdom to help you mature your faith, lead your family, and grow your friendships so that you and your family can live joy-filled, Christ-honoring lives. Grab a cup of coffee, tea, or other favorite beverage, and join us every Monday morning! Today Jed will share with us the power and benefits of teaming up. This a wonderful opportunity for you to ask your questions. Call us at (646) 721-9611. According to Jed, “Teamwork: One of my Greatest Surprises of 2015.” Let’s find out together what Jed has to say about the power of teaming up. According to Jed, “Back in January, I proclaimed 2016 as my year of teamwork. It has been awesome experiencing the power of teamwork in action with the launch of my latest book on creative family conversations.” Visit Jed at:www.CoffeeShopConversations.com/Family-Conversations/  

Ron and Johanna Melchiore Living Off Grid and Loving It

Jul 15, 2016 00:48:00

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You're in for a special treat about the true-life story of how Ron, a city boy, came to live 100 miles deep in the Canadian wilderness; how he mastered the discipline of homesteading and an off-grid self-sufficient lifestyle in Maine in preparation for the move to the bush. Join us for an eclectic blend of storytelling ranging from Ron's adventures of bicycling across the United States to his winter hike of the 2100+ mile long Appalachian Trail. Experience the terror of being surrounded by wildfire & being touched by a bear. Discover what life is like working in a remote exploration camp. Enjoy firsthand accounts of some of the most breathtaking wildlife encounters. Entertaining & enlightening, the narrative is at times amusing while at other times harrowing.  Appealing to readers with an outdoors, adventurous spirit, people with an off-grid, self-sufficiency bent, and the dreamers’ content to read about adventure. You’ll be inspired to “take the road less traveled" simply by the 100+ images that supplement the book. About the author: Living off grid since 1980, Ron and his wife, Johanna, have spent the better part of their lives "unplugged." As part of the back-to-the-land movement that originated in the 70's, they have spent their adult years living the homestead dream. Visit Ron at: http://www.IntheWilderness.net/

Meet Jennifer Harshman, the Editor, and Her Son, Joel Michael, the Author

Jul 14, 2016 00:33:00

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As a professional editor, Jennifer Harshman has a purpose to come alongside you, the author, & walk you through the process, whether you’re at the very beginning & have never written anything in your life, or whether you’ve already published books but are struggling with your new one. While she’ll help you with the technical aspects of writing & self-publishing, her biggest strength is helping you with the emotional aspects. The roller-coaster ride’s easier when there's help. Perhaps, that’s why her son, Joel Michael, has become an author. Can’t wait to learn more about him in the interview. Here's a brief excerpt from his book, DiamondMoon: A MINECRAFT World?: Imagine waking up in a strange world alone, confused, & afraid. That's what happened to Steve one day. After he dodges Zombies & gets in a lot of trouble, he meets a friend & has strange adventures. What happens? Will he survive? What is the source of the strange lights that appear at odd times? You can only find out under the light of the Diamond Moon. Jennifer’s journey through an abusive childhood & now with chronic illnesses has taught me about integrity, honesty, & the value of hard work. These are qualities she’s instilled into my own family. They’re also what you’ll find at the core of everything she does at Harshman Services, to your benefit. To get your free copy of Jennifer’s Proofreading Tip Sheet, & other helpful things, email her at:    Jennifer@HarshmanServices.com. Visit her at www.HarshmanServices.com.

Soraya Diase Coffelt, An Author on a Mission

Jul 9, 2016 00:35:00

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In 2012, Soraya established As the Stars of the Sky Foundation, Inc., a 501(c)(3) nonprofit foundation to assist with the physical & spiritual needs of children, centering on improving literacy. The idea for the foundation stems from Soraya's passion for ministering to and educating children. It's her firm belief that ‘Reading helps children achieve their divine destinies,’ & reading books about God & His love for us is one of the most important ways to get to know God & have a close relationship with Him. If a child does not have good literacy skills, the child will never be able to achieve what God desires for him/her.   As a judge presiding over juvenile and adult criminal cases, Soraya observed the poor literacy skills of the people coming through the justice system, especially young African American and Hispanic men. Soraya firmly believes that more needs to be done to promote the importance of literacy in developing the entire child and reducing crime rates.  The name, ‘As the Stars of the Sky," comes from various verses in the Bible which emphasize faith. In Chapter 22 of Genesis, God told Abraham that, because of his faithfulness, God would bless him and all his descendants, who would be as many as the stars of heaven. As the Stars of the Sky, Inc.is a 501(c)(3) nonprofit foundation dedicated to helping children by improving their lives. Soraya, a native of St. Thomas, US Virgin Islands & mother of 2 sons, is an author, lawyer, & former judge who served as a parent volunteer & volunteer lay minister in the Children's Ministry. All proceeds from her book sales will be used to promote literacy in a child's life.  Visit Soraya at www.AstheStarsoftheSky.org.

Coffee Shop Conversations Segment: Small Actions Impact All Relationships

Jun 28, 2016 00:34:00

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Coffee Shop Conversations Segment Mondays 7:00 am Pacific, 8:00 am Mountain, 9:00 am Central, 10:00 am Eastern and Atlantic (during Daylight Saving Time). Welcome Jed Jurchenko and Our Coffee Shop Conversations Segment on Faith, Family, and Friendship On the Coffee Shop Conversations Segment, you'll find freshly brewed wisdom to help you mature your faith, lead your family, and grow your friendships so that you and your family can live joy-filled, Christ-honoring lives. Grab a cup of coffee, tea, or other favorite beverage, and join us every Monday morning! Today Jed will share with us how small actions impact marriage [and relationships] in a big way. This a wonderful opportunity for you to ask your questions. Call us at (646) 721-9611. According to Jed, “Small actions can make or break a marriage. Tiny acts of kindness are sometimes the ones that are remembered most. Unfortunately, tiny acts of contempt are also long remembered, and can be powerful enough to turn a good relationship sour.” Let’s find out together what Jed has to say about why, when it comes to relationships, little actions make a big difference.  Why? How? What do we have to do? Can we do it, too, and achieve success? Visit Jed at:www.CoffeeShopConversations.com/Small-Actions/

Coffee Shop Conversations Segment - Creative Conversations with Families

Jun 21, 2016 00:35:00

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Coffee Shop Conversations Segment Mondays 7:00 am Pacific, 8:00 am Mountain, 9:00 am Central, 10:00 am Eastern and Atlantic (during Daylight Saving Time). Welcome Jed Jurchenko and Our Coffee Shop Conversations Segment on Faith, Family, and Friendship! On the Coffee Shop Conversations Segment, you'll find freshly brewed wisdom to help you mature your faith, lead your family, and grow your friendships so that you and your family can live joy-filled, Christ-honoring lives. Grab a cup of coffee, tea, or other favorite beverage, and join us every Monday morning! Today Jed will share with us the benefits of having creative conversations your family. This a wonderful opportunity for you to ask your questions. Call us at (646) 721-9611. According to Jed, “I wrote my latest book, 131 Creative Conversations For Families, because quality family time matters!” Let’s find out together what Jed has to say about the power of creative conversations, “A securely attached child finds comfort and security in his or her parents. Mom and Dad are a home-base, or a safe haven, to whom the child runs to when distressed. In secure relationships, children soak-up the comfort and nurture they needed. Then they explore the world with confidence.“ Why? How? What do we have to do? Can we do it, too, and achieve success? Visit Jed at: http://www.coffeeshopconversations.com/creative-conversations-for-families/

Coffee Shop Conversations Segment - Are You Improving Your Reading Habits?

Jun 14, 2016 00:33:00

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Coffee Shop Conversations Segment Mondays 7:00 am Pacific, 8:00 am Mountain, 9:00 am Central, 10:00 am Eastern and Atlantic (during Daylight Saving Time). Welcome Jed Jurchenko and Our Coffee Shop Conversations Segment on Faith, Family, and Friendship. On the Coffee Shop Conversations Segment, you'll find freshly brewed wisdom to help you mature your faith, lead your family, and grow your friendships so that you and your family can live joy-filled, Christ-honoring lives. Grab a cup of coffee, tea, or other favorite beverage, and join us every Monday morning! Today Jed will share with us the benefits of reading more books and some options that make it easy to do so! This a wonderful opportunity for you to ask your questions. Call us at (646) 721-9611. According to Jed, “I learned how to set a quicker reading pace with my hand, and how to read chunks of words at a time. The result was that I doubled my reading speed, and then doubled it again! Although I was reading faster–much faster – I had my doubts about how much information I was retaining.” Let’s find out together what Jed has to say about “This year, I’m reading more books by returning to my old speed reading habits. “ Why? How? What did he have to do? Can we do it, too, and achieve success? Visit Jed at: www.CoffeeShopConversations.com/read-reading-hacks/

Coffee Shop Conversations Segment – Parents, Why Team-up with Your Church?

Jun 8, 2016 00:33:00

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Coffee Shop Conversations Segment Mondays 7:00 am Pacific, 8:00 am Mountain, 9:00 am Central, 10:00 am Eastern and Atlantic (during Daylight Saving Time). Note our Summer Schedule for the months of June, July, and August: Mondays at 19:00 until 10:30 am Welcome Jed Jurchenko and Our Coffee Shop Conversations Segment on Faith, Family, and Friendship! On the Coffee Shop Conversations Segment, you'll find freshly brewed wisdom to help you mature your faith, lead your family, and grow your friendships so that you and your family can live joy-filled, Christ-honoring lives. Grab a cup of coffee, tea, or other favorite beverage, and join us every Monday morning! Today Jed will share with us the benefits of teaming up with your church to build a faith that lasts a lifetime! This a wonderful opportunity for you to ask your questions. Call us at (646) 721-9611.According to Jed, “Both children and adults need safe, loving, encouraging people in their lives.” Let’s find out together what Jed has to say about teaming up with your church. “Long before psychologists conducted thousands of hours of research, Jesus understood the value of safe, secure, attachments.“ Visit Jed at:www.coffeeshopconversations.com/church/

Coffee Shop Conversations Segment - Learning to Trust the Process

May 31, 2016 00:37:00

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Coffee Shop Conversations Segment Mondays 7:00 am Pacific, 8:00 am Mountain, 9:00 am Central, 10:00 am Eastern and Atlantic (during Daylight Saving Time). Welcome Jed Jurchenko and Our Coffee Shop Conversations Segment on Faith, Family, and Friendship On the Coffee Shop Conversations Segment, you'll find freshly brewed wisdom to help you mature your faith, lead your family, and grow your friendships so that you and your family can live joy-filled, Christ-honoring lives. Grab a cup of coffee, tea, or other favorite beverage, and join us every Monday morning! Today Jed will help us Learn to Trust the Process. According to Jed, “In my mind, the journey to achieving my goals should progress in a smooth, straight line, much like a non-stop flight. This year, however, I am reminded that God doesn’t mind detours. I am rediscovering that shark-bites, detours, and interruptions to achieving my goals can be a blessing in disguise!” Let’s find out together what Jed has to say about “God's plan and process are often much grander than we realize!” And it is the process that will help us in our faith, family, and friendship. Visit Jed at:http://www.coffeeshopconversations.com/goals. 

Multi-talented Isvari Mohan Launched Her Singing Career

May 27, 2016 00:16:00

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Isvari Mohan is a singer, Global Law Scholar, and author of the war drama "The Eyes of Mikra." In her daily life, Isvari, besides being a published author, is a law school student at Georgetown Law, where she is a member of the Global Law Scholars Program and a Peer Advisor. She is, as she puts it, “super-interested” in National Security and Cyber Security Law. During the summer of her first year Isvari worked for the general counsel of Ingenico in Brussels in Data Privacy and Cyber Security. In 2014 Isvari received her Bachelor’s Degree from the University of California at Berkeley in Political Science. While there she worked at a think-tank in India, received several scholarships, and met some really great people. She also used to be in physics and math. According to her, “This is not because I'm Asian. It's because I'm a nerd”. Her background includes research in mathematics, astronomy, astrophysics, and particle physics, in addition to having worked at Fermilab, CERN, and LBL. Isvari can program software programs, have read Stephen Hawking and Albert Einstein for fun, enjoy Marvel Comics, and has “terrible eye-sight”, probably related. Besides being employed as a columnist at the Washington Times, Isvari has a love for traveling and learning languages. When she has time for fun (besides writing, music, and art), she loves to ice-skate, cook, and hang out with my sister and her absolutely adorable dog, her best friends. Visit her book on at:http://j.mp/1ZZsJRN  Visit her column at the Washington Times at:http://j.mp/1SOS8yn

A FANTASTIC TURNOUT at the Rotary Sunrise Kids’ Triathlon - 141 participants!

May 24, 2016 00:18:00

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The 12-15 age group had its BIGGEST turnout ever. 46 participants! Many of the triathletes were competing in a triathlon for the first time. 14 schools participated: VI Montessori School and Peter Gruber International Academy, Antilles School, Addelita Cancryn Junior High School, Home Schoolers, Charlotte Amalie High School, Lockhart Elementary, Bertha C. Boschulte, Eudora Kean High School, Ulla Muller, Sibilly, All Saints, Gladys Abraham, Jane E. Tuitt, and Dober Elementary. The award for the school with the most participants was won by the VI Montessori School and Peter Gruber International Academy with 51 participants. Antilles School came in second with 20, Addelita Cancryn was third with 18, Other schools, with more than ten participants, were Home Schoolers, Lockhart Elementary and CAHS. GREAT JOB!!!!!!! Over 130 volunteers made the event happen! More than 200 parents, family and friends cheered for the triathletes. THANK YOU participants, parents, friends and volunteers!!!!!!!!! Thank you, Agnes Rampino of Water Island, for the incredible donation of bikes to the Rotary Sunrise Kids Triathlon! Thanks in great part to your donation, 46 young triathletes competed in the 12-15 Age Group! The most ever!!!!!!! The Rotary Sunrise Kids Triathlon thanks our Silver Sponsors Theodore Tunick & Company and Fortress Self Storage! Thank you, Rotary Sunrise Kids Triathlon Bronze Sponsors: Dr. Sheena Walker at Mind/Body Health & Psychology, LLC; Dr. Jeff Chase at VI Orthopaedics & Sports Medicine, and Merchants Commercial Bank, and Cool Signs.

Coffee Shop Conversations Segment – The Benefits of Asking for What We Need

May 24, 2016 00:49:00

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Coffee Shop Conversations Segment Mondays 7:00 am Pacific, 8:00 am Mountain, 9:00 am Central, 10:00 am Eastern and Atlantic (during Daylight Saving Time). Welcome Jed Jurchenko and Our Coffee Shop Conversations Segment on Faith, Family, and Friendship On the Coffee Shop Conversations Segment, you'll find freshly brewed wisdom to help you mature your faith, lead your family, and grow your friendships so that you and your family can live joy-filled, Christ-honoring lives. Grab a cup of coffee, tea, or other favorite beverage, and join us every Monday morning! Today Jed will share with us the benefits of asking for what we need. According to Jed, “Asking is also a skill that improves with practice. The authors [of the book, The Aladdin Factor, by Jack Canfield and Mark Victor Hansen] also make it clear that there is no formula for 100% asking success. And they [successful people] ask over and over again. My favorite takeaway from the book is the formula SW x4.” Let’s find out together what Jed has to say about asking for what we need. “Asking gives other people an opportunity to help. When we ask, we give others the opportunity to say Yes! When we ask, there is the possibility of moving toward our goals!” And those goals will help us in our faith, family, and friendship. Visit Jed at:www.CoffeeShopConversations.com/ask/  

Isvari Mohan, A Young Author with Multiple Talents Takes on the World

May 20, 2016 00:44:00

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Isvari Mohan, a singer, Global Law Scholar, and author of the war drama, The Eyes of Mikra, is a law school student at Georgetown Law, where she is a member of the Global Law Scholars Program and a Peer Advisor. She is, as she puts it, “super-interested” in National Security and Cyber Security Law. During the summer of her first year, Isvari worked for the general counsel of Ingenico in Brussels in Data Privacy and Cyber Security. In 2014 Isvari received her Bachelor’s Degree in Political Science from the University of California at Berkeley. While there she worked at a think-tank in India, received several scholarships, and met some really great people. She also used to be in physics and math. Her background includes research in mathematics, astronomy, astrophysics, and particle physics, in addition to having worked at Fermilab, CERN, and LBL. Isvari programs software, have read Stephen Hawking and Albert Einstein for fun, enjoy Marvel Comics, and has “terrible eye-sight”, probably related. Besides being employed as a columnist at the Washington Times, Isvari loves traveling and learning languages. When she has time for fun, writing, music, art, ice-skating, cooking, and hanging out with my sister and her absolutely adorable dog. Find her book at: http://j.mp/1ZZsJRN and her Washington Times column at: http://j.mp/1SOS8yn 

15 Things You Might Not Know about The Coffee Shop Conversation Segment Crew

May 17, 2016 00:50:00

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Coffee Shop Conversations Segment Mondays 7:00 am Pacific, 8:00 am Mountain, 9:00 am Central, 10:00 am Eastern and Atlantic (during Daylight Saving Time). Welcome Jed Jurchenko and Our Coffee Shop Conversations Segment on Faith, Family, and Friendship! On the Coffee Shop Conversations Segment, you'll find freshly brewed wisdom to help you mature your faith, lead your family, and grow your friendships so that you and your family can live joy-filled, Christ-honoring lives. Grab a cup of coffee, tea, or other favorite beverage, and join us every Monday morning! Today discover 15 things you might not know about your hosts. According to Jed, “With top-ten lists being the ever-popular thing to do, today, I thought I’d pull back the curtain, and give you a peek into [our lives].” Let’s find out together what Jed has to say about how knowing hidden facts about each other will help us in our faith, family, and friendship. Visit Jed at:www.CoffeeShopConversations.com/Jed-Jurchenko/

Isvari Mohan, A Young Author with Multiple Talents

May 14, 2016 00:07:00

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Isvari Mohan,a singer, Global Law Scholar, and author of the war drama, The Eyes of Mikra, is a law school student at Georgetown Law, where she is a member of the Global Law Scholars Program and a Peer Advisor. She is, as she puts it, “super-interested” in National Security and Cyber Security Law. During the summer of her first year Isvari worked for the general counsel of Ingenico in Brussels in Data Privacy and Cyber Security. In 2014 Isvari received her Bachelor’s Degree from the University of California at Berkeley in Political Science. While there she worked at a think-tank in India, received several scholarships, and met some really great people. She also used to be in physics and math. Her background includes research in mathematics, astronomy, astrophysics, and particle physics, in addition to having worked at Fermilab, CERN, and LBL. Isvari programs software, have read Stephen Hawking and Albert Einstein for fun, enjoy Marvel Comics, and has “terrible eye-sight”, probably related. Besides being employed as a columnist at the Washington Times, Isvari loves traveling and learning languages. When she has time for fun, writing, music, art, ice-skating, cooking, and hanging out with my sister and her absolutely adorable dog. Find her book at: http://j.mp/1ZZsJRN and her Washington Times column at: http://j.mp/1SOS8yn

Coffee Shop Conversations Segment – Solving The Love Problem

May 10, 2016 00:47:00

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Coffee Shop Conversations Segment Mondays 7:00 am Pacific, 8:00 am Mountain, 9:00 am Central, 10:00 am Eastern and Atlantic (during Daylight Saving Time). Welcome Jed Jurchenko and Our Coffee Shop Conversations Segment on Faith, Family, and Friendship On the Coffee Shop Conversations Segment, you'll find freshly brewed wisdom to help you mature your faith, lead your family, and grow your friendships so that you and your family can live joy-filled, Christ-honoring lives. Grab a cup of coffee, tea, or other favorite beverage, and join us every Monday morning! Today discover what it takes to solve the Love Problem. According to Jed, “Loving others is easy when people act nice and life is smooth. When life gets messy, it takes wisdom to love well. It [wisdom] is about solving our love problem by examining what it takes to live, love, and lead well in the midst of complex and messy situations.” Let’s find out together what else Jed has to say about how solving the Love Problem will help us in our faith, family, and friendship. Visit Jed at: www.CoffeeShopConversations.com/coffee-shop-conversations-2/ 

Candice Ragland’s on a Life-changing Journey for and with Fatherless Daughters

May 7, 2016 00:44:00

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As a fatherless daughter, Candice Ragland’s interpretation of life is a lot different from daughters with fathers in their home. From her experiences that she has put into her book, Invisible Dad, she has come to learn that an incomplete image is what you constantly feel when you see fathers on television, in the grocery store, and on social media. And no matter how much you try to voice your feelings, you steadily are sucked into life’s woes. Calling herself a journeyist, her goal is to help fatherless daughters on their journey back to God. As a woman full of determination, Candice continues to make great strides in her life. Candice believes, “Perfection is the perfect way for you to mentally escape. Ultimately, you never deal with the trials of your childhood, leaving you to grow into a person that lacks confidence in your emotional voice.” Because Candice has been able to turn her life around, she will for you, too. In her book you’ll find the strength to: let go of a dead illusion to receive the richness of God’s beauty; release control of a perfect picture and relinquish judgment; conquer the road to restoration; live in your own truth; and much more! Join Candice as she takes you on her journey of coming face-to-face with being a fatherless daughter, to living an amazing life filled with healing and wholeness. Visit www.invisibledadjourney.com! 

Francesca Durham’s Passionate about a Happier, Healthier, Wealthier You

May 4, 2016 00:33:00

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With so many mentoring tools and techniques available today, one unique approach Francesca Durham offers her clients is a personal journey through the colors of the rainbow. Via her book, you will discover "7 Keys" To A Happier, Healthier, Wealthier You! Francesca helps you find the freedom, creativity, and self-expression you seek. Simply put, Francesca believes it's important to consider all aspects of yourself truthfully. Completing the exercises helps build self-esteem and confidence, one color at the time. A strong believer that everyone can achieve more, she encourages everyone to “reveal who YOU really are, the world is waiting.” Her personal journal is perfect when you need to shift your mindset.  Andwhat better way to discover more about YOU than through the language of color.  Shift your perspective and create profound new growth within. Here’s the link to her first book about her personal harping journey: http://j.mp/1SXo8l7 For a copy of her other book, 7 Keys to A Happier, Healthier, Wealthier You, go to: http://j.mp/1Z3g00Q Visit Francesca at: www.FrancescaDurham.com/

Coffee Shop Conversations Segment – Finding Your Lighthouse

May 3, 2016 00:40:00

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Coffee Shop Conversations Segment Mondays 7:00 am Pacific, 8:00 am Mountain, 9:00 am Central, 10:00 am Eastern and Atlantic (during Daylight Saving Time). Welcome Jed Jurchenko and Our Coffee Shop Conversations Segment on Faith, Family, and Friendship On the Coffee Shop Conversations Segment, you'll find freshly brewed wisdom to help you mature your faith, lead your family, and grow your friendships so that you and your family can live joy-filled, Christ-honoring lives. Grab a cup of coffee, tea, or other favorite beverage, and join us every Monday morning! Today discover what is your lighthouse and what will happen if you fail to have one. According to Jed, “Those who fail to [build their lighthouse] will find themselves rushing from one COW [a/k/a Crisis Of the Week] after another.” Let’s find out together what Jed has to say about how lighthouse-building and managing it/them will help us in our faith, family, and friendship. Visit Jed at: www.coffeeshopconversations.com/mission-statement/ 

Coffee Shop Conversations Segment with Jed– 7 Happy Marriage Habits

Apr 26, 2016 00:44:00

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Coffee Shop Conversations Segment Mondays 7:00 am Pacific, 8:00 am Mountain, 9:00 am Central, 10:00 am Eastern and Atlantic (during Daylight Saving Time). Welcome Jed Jurchenko and Our Coffee Shop Conversations Segment on Faith, Family, and Friendship On the Coffee Shop Conversations Segment, you'll find freshly brewed wisdom to help you mature your faith, lead your family, and grow your friendships so that you and your family can live joy-filled, Christ-honoring lives. Grab a cup of coffee, tea, or other favorite beverage, and join us every Monday morning! Today, discover the 7 marriage habits that happy couples use to keep their joy alive! According to Jed, “Sadly, there are far too many couples who live out what I like to sarcastically joke about. On the other hand, there also spouses–much like myself–who fall into the opposite trap of overworking. Yep, I have plenty of my own faults that I am trying to overcome too.” "Whether you’re a spouse who tends to work too hard, or check-out of life, here are seven happy marriage habits that you likely did before tying the knot that you will want to keep going after the wedding is over.” Let’s find out together what Jed has to say about how the 7 happy marriage habits will help us in our faith, family, and friendship. Visit Jed at: www.coffeeshopconversations.com/happy-marriage-habits/ 

Coffee Shop Conversations Rescheduled Segment – The Power of Story

Apr 13, 2016 00:20:00

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Today’s show is postponed from yesterday due to a major and island-wide power outage. We beg your indulgence for this inconvenience. Coffee Shop Conversations Segment Mondays 7:00 am Pacific, 8:00 am Mountain, 9:00 am Central, 10:00 am Eastern and Atlantic (during Daylight Saving Time). Let's welcome Jed Jurchenko to our Coffee Shop Conversations Segment on Faith, Family, and Friendship. On the Coffee Shop Conversations Segment, you'll find freshly brewed wisdom to help you mature your faith, lead your family, and grow your friendships so that you and your family can live joy-filled, Christ-honoring lives. Grab a cup of coffee, tea, or other favorite beverage, and join us every Monday morning! What is Jed up to this week? Well, according to Jed, “Every blogger needs to share their story! Good bloggers provide useful information. The best bloggers share their lives too!” “Personal stories are powerful. There is something intriguing, mysterious, and enticing about the lives of others. This is why memoirs, reality television, and blogs are so popular. People want to know about the lives of other people. And not just the big stuff. They are curious about the minute details too.” His bottom line? “There is no doubt that people are interested in the lives of others.” Let’s all jump on Jed’s bandwagon and see where it’ll lead us! Visit Jed at:  www.CoffeeShopConversations.com/

Helping Sherry Meeks, the Author, Find Tambri

Apr 6, 2016 00:33:00

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Check your Time Zone: 10:30 am Pacific, 11:30 am Mountain, 12:30 pm Central, 1:30 pm Eastern and Atlantic (during Daylight Saving Time). Sherry Meeks writes short stories and novels. With her novel, Finding Tambri, she combines both forms by creating a novel in stories. Finding Tambri is the story of Tambri, a woman who suffers the loss of her young son and the disintegration of her perfect marriage to her high school sweetheart, Daniel. Although Tambri retains her sense of humor, she struggles with feelings of loss and guilt, and not being good enough for this world. Tambri discovers one wrong man after another, and her only condition is that each man doesn't have children. An author’s tip from Sherry: “Ideas come from everywhere; the difficult part involves the recognition of an idea. If you pay attention to each situation that presents itself and your own reaction to a particular circumstance, you will discover idea after idea.” Sherry, with her M.F.A. in Fiction degree from Southern New Hampshire University, lives in Georgia with her dogs, Abby and Skye, and is an instructor of creative writing. Follow Tambri on her journey to find herself: www.SherryLynnMeeks.com/.

Coffee Shop Conversations Segment - Jed’s Experimenting with Platform-Building

Apr 5, 2016 00:49:00

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Coffee Shop Conversations Segment Mondays 7:00 am Pacific, 8:00 am Mountain, 9:00 am Central, 10:00 am Eastern and Atlantic (during Daylight Saving Time). Coffee Shop Conversations Segment – Jed’s Experimenting with Platform-building Coffee Shop Conversations Segment Mondays 7:00 am Pacific, 8:00 am Mountain, 9:00 am Central, 10:00 am Eastern and Atlantic (during Daylight Saving Time). Welcome Jed Jurchenko and Our Coffee Shop Conversations Segment on Faith, Family, and Friendship. On the Coffee Shop Conversations Segment, you'll find freshly brewed wisdom to help you mature your faith, lead your family, and grow your friendships so that you and your family can live joy-filled, Christ-honoring lives. Grab a cup of coffee, tea, or other favorite beverage, and join us every Monday morning! What is Jed up to this week? Well, according to Jed, “Currently, I’m in the middle of a number of platform-building experiments that I’d like to share with you!” He’s into platform-building experiments! And you know what!?! He’s sharing them with you. His bottom line? “The bottom line is that right now, I am not sure where all of these platform-building experiments are leading. I do know that I am having a blast experimenting, growing, and making new friends along the way. Some of these experiments have been nerve-racking. In fact, I felt my anxiety rise when I started each one of these experiments. But this is normal.” Let’s all jump on Jed’s bandwagon and see where it’ll lead us! Visit Jed at: www.CoffeeShopConversations.com/Platform-Building-Experiments/

Nikki Alexander, the Author, on Personal and Passionate Path with Purpose

Apr 1, 2016 00:34:00

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Nikki Alexander, spares no emotional expense in her first book release, What The Devil Meant for Bad, God Used for My Good. Because she was able to step out of the dark and into God’s Light, she’s on a mission to share her breath-taking moments of her personal path of pain, faith, and triumph in order to help others. Growing up in the inner city, Nikki became a graduate of Lincoln High School in the southern sector of Dallas. In the telecommunications industry for 14 years, Nikki is currently a Finance Specialist at a leading US mobility company. Her gruesome life experiences and triumphs in her tell-all autobiography define the trials and tribulations that she endured and overcame. Her source of motivation and encouragement to other survivors of mental, physical, and emotional abuse is very transparent. Visit Nikki Alexander at:www.NikkiAlex.net

Coffee Shop Conversations Segment - Lessons from Walt Disney

Mar 29, 2016 00:39:00

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Coffee Shop Conversations Segment Mondays 7:00 am Pacific, 8:00 am Mountain, 9:00 am Central, 10:00 am Eastern and Atlantic (during Daylight Saving Time). Welcome Jed Jurchenko and Our Coffee Shop Conversations Segment on Faith, Family, and Friendship On the Coffee Shop Conversations Segment, you'll find freshly brewed wisdom to help you mature your faith, lead your family, and grow your friendships so that you and your family can live joy-filled, Christ-honoring lives. Grab a cup of coffee, tea, or other favorite beverage, and join us every Monday morning! Now, according to Jed, “Walt Disney is a man who led with a limp. He didn’t deny his flaws, try to hide them, or pretend that they didn’t exist. His limp was there for the world to see. Yet, he succeeded anyway!” Jed’s curious what was on Walt’s mind when he spoke about his “kick in the teeth.” The best way to blog with a limp is to begin taking action. The first few steps are always the most difficult. Everything gets easier from there. Disney stated, “The way to get started is to quit talking and begin doing.” Momentum is like a steam-engine. At rest, a small, slanted block, under the front tire, will hold that engine in place. However, moving at full speed, that engine will crash through most any barrier. Let’s find out together what Jed has to say about how “leading with a limp will help us in our faith, family, and friendship. Visit Jed at: www.CoffeeShopConversations.com/How-to-Blog-with-a-Limp/

Coffee Shop Conversations Segment - Your Writing Skills and the 80-20 Rule

Mar 22, 2016 00:45:00

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Coffee Shop Conversations Segment Mondays 7:00 am Pacific, 8:00 am Mountain, 9:00 am Central, 10:00 am Eastern and Atlantic (during Daylight Saving Time). Jed will teach us about the Pareto Principle. Also known as The 80-20 Rule, it is named after the Italian Economist Vilfredo Pareto who demonstrated a reoccurring pattern with these two numbers. That same Rule can help us become better writers. Great News! Now you can also follow us on Stitcher: www.Stitcher.com/s?fid=83719&refid=stpr On the Coffee Shop Conversations Segment, you'll find freshly brewed wisdom to help you mature your faith, lead your family, and grow your friendships so that you and your family can live joy-filled, Christ-honoring lives. Grab a cup of coffee, tea, or other favorite beverage, and join us every Monday morning! For more information about The 80-20 Rule, visit Jed at: www.coffeeshopconversations.com/80-20-rule/

Linda Diane Wattley, An Author Advocating PTSD Awareness

Mar 19, 2016 00:34:00

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Linda Diane Wattley is a published writer who began her first work of art with poetry. The poem, I Wish appeared in the Poetry Gem of the American Poets Society. For over 20 years she had her own religious/philosophical column in the Frost Illustrated Newspaper titled, The Best Will Show Themselves. Linda has appeared as a contributed writer for the online magazines including: Faith Writers, The Wright Side of Me Productions, The Blessed Room, and Cheers where she shared inspirational and thought-provoking messages to readers. She is also a contributing of anthologies: The Triumph of My Soul edited by Elissa Gabriel and This Far by Faith with Vanessa Miller as editor. Today, God has awakened her to a new and extremely important message to share with the world. To help others become more conscious of PTSD, Post-Traumatic Stress Disorder, she is presenting her newest work: Soldier with a Backpack, Living and Dying Simultaneously. This work reveals the reality of the impact this disorder has on our veterans' and civilian people's lives. It takes you deep within the soul of the inner dynamics of this disorder. Stress and Trauma are guiding us further away from love. Truth and understanding will guide us to self-love and love for our fellowman. When Linda is not writing, she enjoys her family: Mother, Jacqueline M. Bushner; sons, Robert D. Wattley III and Marcus; daughter-in-law, Katie; and granddaughters, Jaelynn and Myla.  Visit Linda at: www.Facebook.com/LindaDianeWattley/

Coffee Shop Conversations Segment - Why Jed Is Trading in Authoritative Advice

Mar 16, 2016 01:00:00

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Note Daylight Saving Time Adjustments: 7:00 am PST, 8:00 am MST, 9:00 am CST, 10:00 am EST and AST. The Family Leadership Manifesto: Jed Jurchenko’s a family leader who’s also a part of a community of moms and dads. Because they believe that family leadership is an ongoing conversation, Jed won’t tell you how to parent, and he won’t judge you when you fail. In fact, he uses the words, “When you fail,”and not“If you fail.” Jed is trading in authoritative advice for ongoing conversation. Visit Jed at www.CoffeeShopConversations.com. Get a free Bible for your phone, tablet, and computer. www.YouVersion.com is a simple, ad-free Bible that brings God's Word into your daily life.

Coffee Shop Conversations Segment with Jed - Be Happier Now

Mar 9, 2016 00:37:00

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Coffee Shop Conversations Segment Mondays 7:00 am Pacific, 8:00 am Mountain, 9:00 am Central, 10:00 am Eastern, and 11:00 am Atlantic. Great News! Now to follow us on Stitcher, also: www.Stitcher.com/s?fid=83719&refid=stpr Jed's topic today? Be a Happier You, based on his latest book.  Jed will show you how to transform yourself from Discouraged Dad or Miserable Mom to Enthusiastic Agent of Joy who uses the new-found happiness to parent at a higher level! He even offers you a free copy of his ebook. Download the e-book: Be Happier Now!                   www.CoffeeShopConversations.com/happiness/# Jed believes (and so do Chatiela and I) in that your happiness matters so strongly, that his book is his gift to you! On the Coffee Shop Conversations Segment, you'll find freshly brewed wisdom to help you mature your faith, lead your family, and grow your friendships so that you and your family can live joy-filled, Christ-honoring lives. Grab a cup of coffee, tea, or other favorite beverage, and join us every Monday morning! 

Coffee Shop Conversations Segment with Jed - Be Happier Now

Mar 8, 2016 00:03:00

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Coffee Shop Conversations Segment Mondays 7:00 am Pacific, 8:00 am Mountain,  9:00 am Central, 10:00 am Eastern, and 11:00 am Atlantic. Great News! Now to follow us on Stitcher, also: www.Stitcher.com/s?fid=83719&refid=stpr Jed's topic today? Be a Happier You, based on his latest book.  Jed will show you how to transform yourself from Discouraged Dad or Miserable Mom to Enthusiastic Agent of Joy who uses the new-found happiness to parent at a higher level! He even offers you a free copy of his ebook. Download the e-book: Be Happier Now!                   www.CoffeeShopConversations.com/happiness/# Jed believes (and so do Chatiela and I) in that your happiness matters so strongly, that his book is his gift to you! On the Coffee Shop Conversations Segment, you'll find freshly brewed wisdom to help you mature your faith, lead your family, and grow your friendships so that you and your family can live joy-filled, Christ-honoring lives. Grab a cup of coffee, tea, or other favorite beverage, and join us every Monday morning! 

Dr. Anita Nahal, the Diversity Queen, also an Author

Mar 2, 2016 00:33:00

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Note the time in your Time Zone. Show airs at 7:00 am Pacific, 8:00 am Mountain, 9:00 am Central, 10:00 am Eastern, 11:00 am Atlantic. What Is Diversity? According to Dr. Anita Nahal, “The answer to this question can be simultaneously challenging and confusing, depending on one’s frame of reference. However, it is essential that we grapple with the meaning of diversity in order to understand its challenges and complexities."  In fact, there can be diversity in almost anything we can think of: what we wear, say, do, eat, and the list goes on indefinitely. Diversity is also a state and conditioning of the mind. And this, in turn, frequently leads to misconceptions and biases. Anita Nahal, PhD, CDP, teacher/professor, administrator, writer, publisher, and mentor for over 25 years, has a doctorate in US History and is a Certified Diversity Professional (CDP). Dr. Nahal, with significant work on diversity and multiculturalism, was honored by the Society for Diversity as the Member for the Month of March 2013. The write up is available at: http://societyfordiversity.org/uploads/ANahal_Member_Profile.pdf  A previous winner of 2 diversity-related awards at Howard University included the Cultural Diversity Awareness Award (2006) and the Unsung Hero Award (2007). With numerous diversity-related publications, Dr. Nahal’s research (along with co-PIs) include a major quantitative study on diversity at Historically Black Colleges and Universities which was published as a chapter in a book in 2015. 

Coffee Shop Conversations Segment: Setting Personal Goals

Mar 1, 2016 00:33:00

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                Coffee Shop Conversations Segment Mondays 7:00 am Pacific,         8:00 am Mountain, 9:00 am Central, 10:00 am Eastern, and 11:00 am Atlantic. Great News! We’re fully online on Stitcher.com at: http://j.mp/1Ur4Ser.  The following is borrowed from Jed's blog, Coffee Shop Conversations: Staying Motivated on the Blogging Journey Today, most of those nagging doubts have vanished. Publishing new posts is a highlight of my week. The friendships that have formed, and the privilege of sharing my ideas with the world, are things that I cherish. Staying motivated has been easier than I expected. One reason for this is that I have become good at setting action goals.

Alexandra Rockey Fleming: Author, Journalist, and TV Producer

Feb 27, 2016 00:33:00

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A Washington, D.C.-based correspondent, author, & TV producer, Alexandra Rockey Fleming covers news & human interest with a focus on the military, crime, & mental health. She loves feature-oriented coverage & helping people tell their stories with accuracy & integrity.  During the last 25 years she’s reported on subjects as diverse as felony dogfighting; outlaw motorcycle gangs; the Lyme Disease epidemic; Ground Zero construction; cannabis in Colorado; incarcerated mothers; & the Norwegian terror attack. She’s spent weeks on the road reporting breaking news from the Virginia Tech shootings to the US military response to the Haiti earthquake. On top of that, her writing has won several top awards. For 12 years she’s served as a producer for Scandinavian TV networks, contributing to news pieces & documentaries that help European audiences understand trends & events from a US perspective. An Inspirational Journey from Tragedy to Triumph In 2003, 19 year-old Private JR Martinez was on a routine patrol when the Humvee he was driving hit an antitank mine in Iraq, resulting in severe injuries & burns on his face & more than 1/3 of his body. Out of that tragedy came an improbable journey of inspiration, motivation, & dreams come true. In Full of Heart, JR shares his story in intimate detail, from his upbringing in the South, his time in the Army. to his recovery & the indomitable spirit that has made him an inspiration to countless fans. Alexandra's first book, Full of Heart, with JR Martinez was a New York Times bestseller. Contact Ms Fleming at ?alexafleming@gmail.com    Also on Stitcher: http://j.mp/1Ur4Ser

Steve Schwertley’s Revenge Unleashed Follows His Enemy in the Heartland

Feb 26, 2016 00:32:00

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Excitement surrounds the release of Revenge Unleashed, the sequel to Enemy in the Heartland by author Stephen Schwertley. Revenge Unleashed is quickly being called a frightening success. As a compelling real-life story behind the book, Steve started to write books as a challenge to himself while recovering from a stroke. Writing novels helped him to heal from his stroke-related complications.  "These ideas had been in my head since suffering my stroke in July 2013. After Enemy in the Heartland, my readers demanded a sequel." so stated Steve, author of both classic action thrillers. "After the first book, I decided to challenge myself. Could I write a sequel that could outshine Enemy in the Heartland? Now that both novels are receiving 5-star reviews. Steve wrote the sequel with one thing in mind -- to give the readers of' Enemy in the Heartland' the same adrenalin rush in Revenge Unleashed. The plot, "Hatred runs deep when your friends are killed, even if you are a terrorist!" An attack on the central United States killed thousands of Americans but also cost the lives of most of the fanatics. Not satisfied with the damage already done, the surviving extremists vow revenge. Their target: The man who played a key role in bringing their compatriots to justice: the President of the United States. Standing in the way is a super-secret international counter-terrorism group." Contact Steve by email: sschwertley@aol.com or on his website: www.StephenSchwertleyauthor.com Also on Stitcher at: http://j.mp/1Ur4Ser

Coffee Shop Conversations Segment: Becoming Unstuck When Life Throws You a Curve

Feb 23, 2016 01:03:00

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               Coffee Shop Conversations Segment Mondays 7:00 am Pacific,         8:00 am Mountain, 9:00 am Central, 10:00 am Eastern, and 11:00 am Atlantic. Great News! We’ll be fully online with Stitcher in a day or two! What does that mean for you? Well, it means you can now: listen to our shows on Stitcher, a radio on demand, meaning On-the-Go radio with no downloading, no syncing, no wasted memory. Just stream your favorite podcasts.   download the free app today and Listen anytime, anywhere.   create custom playlists with over 20,000 shows to discover.   Rate and review our shows on Stitcher.   Listen on iOS, Android, Nook, iPad or in over 4 million car dashboards. Follow our progress at:www.stitcher.com/s?fid=83719&refid=stpr Now, for Jed’s discussion on the Coffee Shop Conversations Segment.  Come prepared to learn about Becoming Unstuck When Life Throws You a Curveball.

Terry E. Lyle Will Take You to the Flipside

Feb 18, 2016 00:34:00

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Coming up today at 10:00 am Pacific, 11:00 am Mountain, 12:00 noon Central, 1:00 pm, 2:00 pm Atlantic! 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: www.TerryLyle.com. We're also on Stitcher at: http://j.mp/1Ur4Ser   

Coffee Shop Conversations Segment: Post-Valentine's Day Special, Jed Jurchenko

Feb 17, 2016 00:54:00

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Note: Today only, Tuesday, February 17th, Coffee Shop Conversations Segment will air at 9:00 am PST,  10:00 am Mountain, 11:00 am Central, 12:00 Eastern, 1:00 pm Atlantic. With Valentine’s Day now in the past, we figured that it’s appropriate to present this Post-Valentine's Day Special with our featured guest! But first, let me take a moment to introduce you to our featured guest who will bring us weekly tidbits about maintaining a healthy and flowing relationship based on Faith, Family, and Friendship. He’s the guy who will bring us tidbits of info to help us on our journey to improve Faith, Family, and Friendship. Who’s the Featured Guest? Why, it’s Jed Jurchenko, a husband, a father to 3 amazing girls, an author, a therapist, a seminary professor, and a blogger of his own blog, Coffee Shop Conversations. During the Coffee Shop Conversations Segment, he'll find freshly brewed wisdom to help you lead your family, grow your friendships, and mature your faith, so that you and your family can live joy-filled, Christ-honoring lives. Normally the Coffee Shop Conversation Segment is set to air on Mondays at 7:00 am Pacific, 8:00 am Mountain, 9:00 am Central, 10:00 am Eastern, and 11:00 am AST. Here’s what Jed will have to offer on Tuesday in the Post-Valentine's Day Special: The Love Bank! We underestimate the little, tidbits of love we do for others. Now, we're also on Stitcher at: http://j.mp/1Ur4Ser.

Coffee Shop Conversations Segment: a Pre-Valentine's Day Special

Feb 14, 2016 00:35:00

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Normally the Coffee Shop Conversation Segment is set to air on Mondays at 7:00 am Pacific, 8:00 am Mountain, 9:00 am Central, 10:00 am Eastern, and 11:00 am AST. We apologize about the last-minute change of scheduled programming. Due to Jed's illness, he was unable to attend; however, the show must go on. So, Chatiela and I will conduct this Pre-Valentine's Day Special. Jed's reschduled to return on Tuesday, February 17th, at 9:00 am PST,  10:00 am Mountain, 11:00 am Central, 12:00 EST, 1:00 pm AST.  With Valentine’s Day just around the, we figured that it’s appropriate to present this Pre-Valentine's Day Special! Chatiela and I are honored to be your hosts. But first, let me take a moment to introduce you to our featured guest who will bring us tidbits about maintaining a healthy and flowing relationship based on Faith, Family, and Friendship.  Who’s the Featured Guest? Why, it’s Jed Jurchenko, a husband, a father to 3 amazing girls, an author, a therapist, a seminary professor, and a blogger of his own blog, Coffee Shop Conversations. During the Coffee Shop Conversations Segment, he'll find freshly brewed wisdom to help you lead your family, grow your friendships, and mature your faith, so that you and your family can live joy-filled, Christ-honoring lives. Normally the Coffee Shop Conversation Segment is set to air on Mondays at 7:00 am Pacific, 8:00 am Mountain, 9:00 am Central, 10:00 am Eastern, and 11:00 am AST. Here’s what Jed will offer on Tuesday in the Post-Valentine's Day Special: The Love Bank! Now, we’re also on Stitcher: http://j.mp/1Ur4Ser.

Annette Bentley Smith Writes Short Stories, Rhyming Poetry, and Picture Books

Feb 13, 2016 00:33:00

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Annette Bentley Smith, a writer of children’s short stories, rhyming poetry, and picture books for ages 0-4 and 5-9. She lives in Georgia with her husband, two sons, her granddaughter and her stepdaughter. Mrs. Smith’s educational background includes a high school education and a graduate of "The Institute of Children’s Literature." A self-taught writer by looking and learning from other writers, she developed a passion for writing when she was in elementary school. It took her own children to get her to this point in her writing career, working around and helping numerous children in her time. Ms Smith plans to continue to help many more through her writing. Her granddaughter, Melody Rayne, enables her to stay current with the preschool and elementary scene. One of her 5-star reviews on Amazon.com read like this: “Loved this story! Enjoyed the poetic way it was put together, the diversity of both nannas, and the importance of the love of a grandparent. It made me happily reflect on my own childhood and how I will forever cherish all the memories I have with my grandmothers and fathers. Really appreciate stories like these! Thank you so much Annette for the refreshingly diverse story!” - Stacey Culpepper Visit Annette at: www.AnneCorpLiteraryWorks.com/  or www.Facebook.com/MrsAnnieBooks/. Now, we’re also on Stitcher: http://j.mp/1Ur4Ser.

Jed Jurchenko & Coffee Shop Conversations Segment on Faith, Family, & Friendship

Feb 9, 2016 00:33:00

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My co-host, Chatiela Underwood, and I are proud to announce that effective Monday, February 8th, 2016, we will be kicking off the premiere episode of the “Coffee Shop Conversations Segment on Faith, Family, and Friendship” and will continue each and every Monday at 7:00 am Pacific Time. Of course, I’m referring to my good buddy, Jed Jurchenko, who will be dropping in during the Coffee Shop Segment every Monday at 7:00 am Pacific, 8:00 am Mountain, 9:00 am Central, 10:00 am Eastern, and 11:00 am AST. Occasionally, we will be honored by the presence of Jed’s wife, Jen, and/or their daughters, as we discuss the topics of Faith, Family, and Friendship. On the Coffee Shop Conversations Segment, you'll find freshly brewed wisdom to help you mature your faith, lead your family, and grow your friendships, so that you and your family can live joy-filled, Christ-honoring lives. Grab a cup of coffee, tea, or other favorite beverage, and join us in this ongoing conversation! Call in with your comments, questions, or suggestions. We’re as close as your internet and your telephone: 646) 721-9611. Visit Jed at: www.CoffeeShopConversations.com/    Now, we’re also on Stitcher: http://j.mp/1Ur4Ser.

Is Morton Morelli, the Author, Sardine Packing?

Feb 6, 2016 00:48:00

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Note Time Zone Change: 15:00 (3:00 pm) UK, 11:00 am AST, 10:00 am EST, 9:00 am CST, 8:00 am MST, and 7:00 am PST Morton Morelli, the author of “Sardine Packing”, a complex relationship thriller that he launched in December 2015. It is available now on Amazon in paperback and Kindle.  “Sardine Packing” is set in World War II. “Sardine Packing” is the deplorable term the Nazi's gave to the mass graves where they shot Jews, to fall like Sardines in a can. The camp is the first death camp where Jews are to be transported and then executed. Himmler, who had the idea in the first place, visits the camp to meet Hitler to put his final solution in practice.  Morton set out to show a beautiful place involved in the War. Old footage of the War always looks bleak, but Europe was still very beautiful. He set the scene to highlight this as he liked the contrast between the beauty and the horror of war. He also showed the financial impact of the proposed slaughter of some 5 million Jews. Hans is a good guy, and soon comes to realize that people are the same no matter what creed they may be. A relationship forms with him, and Sophie, and he intends to help her escape.  Currently working on “Sardine Packing 2”, the sequel, Morton has given it a working title of “The Gathering”. In due course, he will be posting sample chapters on his website. Stay in touch.  Visit Morton at: www.MortonMorelli.com/ Now, we’re also on Stitcher.com at: http://j.mp/1Ur4Ser.

Jasmine Christine Scott: Author, Graphic Illustrator, Maid, Cook, and More

Jan 22, 2016 00:33:00

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Jasmine Christine Scott, a/k/a JCS, the author, was born and raised in Denver, Colorado, where she still resides. As the mother of three, she is also a “maid, cook, playground, encyclopedia, teacher, and lover”, in her own words. With the luxury of being a stay-at-home Mom, she is allowed the liberty to write, illustrate, and promote to her best abilities. Her first love is art. In the beginning, her intention was to illustrate for graphic novels, but having character composite sketches works just fine for her. However, Epic Fantasy and Sci Fi will always be a must. It seems, that no matter what genre one reads from, there are lackluster books. To insure she didn't make that mistake, she joined what used to be known as Authonomy.com, a British-based website that allowed the opportunity to be published by Harper Collins. It didn't work out because those running things were only interested in Romance and Erotica, but, she soon learned that her writing is truly a gem. Her first released series did well, with the exception that she did not release her third book from The Anguished Immortals Trilogy. Then, my first book to my second series did so well, it almost seemed like there was nothing that could be said. For three weeks, Bleeding Stars and Paper Hearts-Adrianna is Mine sat at the number 7 spot for 3 weeks, and briefly, before she pulled the book due to it being published, it stayed at number 1 for a week. According to JCS, “That's an accomplishment for a site like that.” Visit JCS at: www.byondepicent.com/

Victor Johnson, the Birdman, Is Back with His New Book

Dec 5, 2015 00:33:00

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Originally from Benton Harbor,Michigan Victor "Birdman" Johnson received his B.A. degree in Social Science from John Wesley College in Owosso,Michigan. With an AA degree in Networking Admin from ITT-Tech and a Computer Tech Certificate from JTI, he has become a mobile app developer for iPhones and Androids Smartphone devices. You may find his own personal apps at the Google Play Store under the name of Birdman313 and Skipper313.  After trying out for the NBA in the California Summer Pro-Basketball League and the Eastern Basketball League, he spent several years playing semi-pro basketball.  After relocating to Houston, Texas in 1980, he published 4 poetry books, three published chap books, and articles in Forward Time Newspaper, Storm Magazine, Harbinger Asylum, Indiana Review Newsletter, The Permian Basin Poetry Society Anthology and Silver Birch Press.  He is a member of the Austin Writers Roulette and host of the Spoken Word Contest at the National Black Book Festival.  His awards include several Editor’s Choice Awards in Poetry, a Plaque with the Poem “She”, Gold Medallion and Pendant.  If that were not enough, he has appeared in a YouTube documentary entitled Poetry is Dead by Weasel Patterson of Vagabonds press in the Houston area. 

Updated - Valerie Tyalin Hutchinson-Morgan, Artist, Designer, Teacher of Studio

Nov 14, 2015 01:03:00

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Note Times: 11:00 am in the UK; 7:00 am EST; 6:00 am CST; 5:00 am MST; and 4:00 am PST Valerie Tyalin Hutchinson-Morgan also teaches Art History and is trained and worked in the museum field in curatorial, conservation and research. Born in Jamaica in the West Indies, Valerie grew up in Manchester, England. After studying Art & Design at Liverpool Polytechnic, she completed graduate studies in Education at Sussex University. Upon relocating to the United States, she completed the Master of Applied Arts/Museum Studies program at the Fashion Institute of Technology, (SUNY) New York.  From her work in the museum field included research, conservation and curatorial she was able to  gain valuable experience at the Museum of Natural History in Manhattan and the former Black Fashion Museum in Harlem, New York.  Valerie’s greatest inspiration comes from nature, people, history, and culture. She is inspired by artists who create using age old, traditional, and handed-down techniques. Artisans in different cultures around the world who create objects with whatever materials they have available is another source of inspiration. Her teaching links art, history, culture, and traditions.  Tyalin Art is place for sharing updates on my artwork, poetry and information on art history, inspirational artists, and designers. Visit Tyalin Art at:  www.facebook.com/Tyalin-Art-Valerie-T-Hutchinson-Morgan-Fineartamericacom-420823104712159/timeline All images are copyright © Valerie Tyalin Hutchinson-Morgan and are used by her permission. Images may not be reproduced, copied, edited, published, transmitted or downloaded in any way, shape or form. All rights reserved. 

Valerie Tyalin Hutchinson-Morgan, Artist, Designer, Teacher of Studio Art

Nov 13, 2015 00:26:00

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Note Times: 11:00 am in the UK; 7:00 am EST; 6:00 am CST; 5:00 am MST; and 4:00 am PST Valerie Tyalin Hutchinson-Morgan also teaches Art History and is trained and worked in the museum field in curatorial, conservation and research. Born in Jamaica in the West Indies, Valerie grew up in Manchester, England. After studying Art & Design at Liverpool Polytechnic, she completed graduate studies in Education at Sussex University. Upon relocating to the United States, she completed the Master of Applied Arts/Museum Studies program at the Fashion Institute of Technology, (SUNY) New York.  From her work in the museum field included research, conservation and curatorial she was able to  gain valuable experience at the Museum of Natural History in Manhattan and the former Black Fashion Museum in Harlem, New York.  Valerie’s greatest inspiration comes from nature, people, history, and culture. She is inspired by artists who create using age old, traditional, and handed-down techniques. Artisans in different cultures around the world who create objects with whatever materials they have available is another source of inspiration. Her teaching links art, history, culture, and traditions.  Tyalin Art is place for sharing updates on my artwork, poetry and information on art history, inspirational artists, and designers.Visit Tyalin Art at:  www.facebook.com/Tyalin-Art-Valerie-T-Hutchinson-Morgan-Fineartamericacom-420823104712159/timeline All images are copyright © Valerie Tyalin Hutchinson-Morgan and are used by her permission. Images may not be reproduced, copied, edited, published, transmitted or downloaded in any way, shape or form. All rights reserved. 

Is It Ron Vincent's Wedding Day?

Oct 31, 2015 00:33:00

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An Excert from Wedding Day: Bryan Flynn loves to catch fish on the Yellow River in Florida's Panhandle. He loves to drive couples to and from their weddings in his limo and he loves to stay out of people's business until one day he receives a gift that turns his world inside out. ****************************************************** From Ron Vincent: "Unlike Wedding Day, the language will not blister skin. But I hope to make you laugh, perhaps shed a tear or two, and encounter characters who entrance you. If I had to categorize Wedding Day, I would call it both a satire and a romantic comedy. Heavy on the satire part. I hope all my Kindle reader friends enjoy the story. For my soft cover readers, I will be doing signings in Northern and Southern California this year and the South - as in the southern U.S. this summer."  ****************************************************** A brief biography: Ron Vincent grew up in Fort Walton Beach, Florida and has graduate degrees from Texas A&M and the University of Notre Dame. He has taught high school students in California's Central Valley for almost thirty years. His comic novel Mother's Day reflects the cadences, humor, and eccentricities he remembers growing up in Okaloosa County, Florida. ******************************************************

Wondering Why Sylvia Stein Is Chasing Clarity?

Oct 30, 2015 00:34:00

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"I began the journey if this book in 2013 for the National Novel Month but the idea for this book began in July of this same year. It is amazing how one character from a show can impact so much of my life and it did when I awoke to the tragic news of his death.   It was something so profound and for me it felt like losing a part of my family." "I thought about the pain and hurt it caused those he loved and this is when Chasing Clarity was born. However I did not want to write his story. It was more about bringing the theme of love and loss and how my main character Mia will try to overcome the tragic obstacles and be able to find a purpose and pursue on her dreams.  I went ahead an researched the five stages of grief and incorporated this into the novel.  I know friends who are like family that have been through this type of pain and my hope is that Mia’s story will help in the healing process of their own hearts." ~ Sylvia Stein What happens when you lose the person most important to you and are left to pick up the pieces?  Mia Gerard had always wanted to be a trained dancer yet she has just lost the love of her life in a tragic accident. Leo Dancy was her best friend and soul mate. As she tries to deal with losing him, she finds his absence unbearable and she feels lost without him. But then a great opportunity arises for Mia that she just can’t turn down. She is accepted into the New York Dance Academy of performing arts. At first she is overwhelmed but once she gets there she begins to allow herself to heal. This is when she comes across Henry Watson a painter with aspirations of acquiring his own exhibit one day. While she ponders her feelings for Henry, will she be too late? Or will she find the clarity she needs and chase after him?

Waking Up His Wife, by Kristal McKerrington and Joe E. Legend, Signed for Movie.

Oct 27, 2015 01:03:00

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Note: Kristan is rescheduled Monday, Nov. 23rd at 2:00 pm Eastern. Former WWE/TNA superstar, Joe E Legend, a superstar on South Africa TV, and his co-author, Kristal McKerrington, have signed with Shawn Cain CEO of Shawn Cain Films to have their novel, Waking Up His Wife, made into a movie. It runs along the same lines of the WWE's show, Total Divas. One of the best-selling books that Kristal McKerrington and Joe E Legend have released is set to go into production with some former WWE superstars. Blurb: Anna wakes up married to Adam yet can't remember, how or when. Nothing comes to her about the night before. Her brother is on the way to lay his wrath down onto Adam for taking advantage of his sister. Adam is battling against the clock and against Anna to convince her that she loves him. A group is going to be sent on a spiral that will not feel like its going to end any time soon.  Synopsis: Anna has been the agent to Adam for years and has been a part of the wrestling world since her brother dragged her into it. Over the years her and Adam have grown closer, both never letting themselves give into their emotions. One night with alcohol ends with Anna marrying Adam. Only she wakes up the following day where she can't remember anything.  The group is sent into a tail spin over Adam and Anna's union. News of their union soon reaches her brother Drake who works on the other side of the country. He starts to make his way towards them. Relationships are strained while Adam tries to win Anna over and make her remember why she loves him, that she does.  Kristal began working with Joe E Legend from 2013.

Kristal McKerrington and Joe E. Legend Signed for Movie Production

Oct 20, 2015 00:42:00

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Former WWE/TNA superstar, Joe E Legend, a superstar on South Africa TV, and his co-author, Kristal McKerrington, have signed with Shawn Cain CEO of Shawn Cain Films to have Waking Up His Wife, a drama that runs along the same lines of the WWE's show Total Divas. One of the best-selling books that Kristal McKerrington and Joe E Legend have released is set to go into production with some former WWE superstars. Blurb: Anna wakes up married to Adam yet can't remember, how or when. Nothing comes to her about the night before. Her brother is on the way to lay his wrath down onto Adam for taking advantage of his sister. Adam is battling against the clock and against Anna to convince her that she loves him. A group is going to be sent on a spiral that will not feel like its going to end any time soon  Synopsis: Anna has been the agent to Adam for years and has been apart of the wrestling world since her brother dragged her into it. Over the years her and Adam have grown closer, both never letting themselves give into their emotions. One night with alcohol ends with Anna marrying Adam. Only she wakes up the following day where she can't remember anything.  The group is sent into a tail spin over Adam and Anna's union. News of their union soon reaches her brother Drake who works on the other side of the country. He starts to make his way towards them. Relationships are strained while Adam tries to win Anna over and make her remember why she loves him, that she does.  Kristal started to work with Joe E Legend from 2013 and has been finding the experience out of this world. She loves to pick his brain and get caught off guard. 

Nanette Marie, Playwright, Narrator, Director, and More

Oct 17, 2015 01:03:00

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Nanette Marie, the 7th of 9 children, playwright, narrator, director, and author among other titles, is passionate about the works the Creator allows to flow through her. “Words have always intrigued me. While growing up, I enjoyed playing Scrabble for hours. It nourished my love for words, and I especially cherished playing with my mother. Scrabble also helped build my vocabulary, which ultimately prepared me to become a playwright and writer. I still very much enjoy playing this game.” ~ Nanette Marie Mamas' Drama is inspired by her story, and has been a means for healing from the "mama's baby, daddy's maybe" condition for her and others. Taking artistic license, Mamas’ Drama is classified as a traditional play and historic fiction book. It focuses on the females’ choices relative to secrets and lies about the biological father(s) of their child(ren) for 4 generations.  With Mamas’ Drama debuting in 2011, both Mamas' Drama and Suzette’s Saga, have been juried and performed nationally at theatre festivals since 2012. She’s grateful that her book version of Mamas' Drama is another instrument for healing. Also a poet, she wrote and recorded a lullaby for a children's book prior to becoming a playwright and author. Directing, producing, and coaching are other aspects of theatre in which she is involved.  Visit Nanette at: http://mamasdramaplaybook.com/

Somer Dawn: Army Veteran and Widow on a Mission to Combat PTSD

Oct 16, 2015 01:00:00

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Somer Dawn wears several hats: veteran, widow, mother, nurse, author, PTSD awareness advocate, and founder of her nonprofit that supports PTSD victims and their families. Somer created True Blue Patriots Inc. to address the unaddressed issues concerning the consequences of PTSD sufferers. Its mission is simple: to support our soldiers and their families dealing with the effects of Post-Traumatic Stress Disorder and be part of the solution. And to do so before the problem becomes too large within our growing civilian veteran population. According to Somer, “PTSD is not a game. We want to set an example, not present another excuse.” Subsequently, Somer wrote a book, Halo Jumping, about the ravages of PTSD. True Blue Patriots Inc. is concerned with: Promoting healing and mental health awareness to combat the growing Post Traumatic Stress Disorder (PTSD) epidemic within our US Military.  Addressing the needs of military personnel and their families in times of crises.  Supporting resources designed to assist family and friends cope with the disorder, facilitate its diagnosis, as well as its treatment, and prevent/cope with the unfortunate loss of a loved one due to this illness. Visit Somer at: www.TrueBluePatriotsInc.org/ or www.Facebook.com/TrueBluePatriotsInc.org/

Jeryl F. Hodge Is Saving the Pages for Future Generations

Sep 18, 2015 00:33:00

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Jeryl F. Hodge’s book, Save the Pages for Future Generations, is of special value to her for a personal reason. She and her mother had a good relationship when her mother died at age 59. Although Jeryl thought about how much she valued her mother, she wanted to write about their lives. She believes some of the stories might help resolve old conflicts and promote understanding among family members. Jeryl takes a great deal of pride in recognizing the role of her late parents, Esmie and Charles Frazer, during the course of her life. In 2011, Jeryl was diagnosed with breast cancer when she was 57 years old. She learned to manage her therapy throughout her life. Jeryl F. Hodge now loves to read, write, and collect information on the early history of the US Virgin Islands and British Virgin Islands. Her interest in the final was to write a book about her family history as it was in her homeland. Another reason for writing this book is that her mother told her about her experiences growing up in Tortola, British Virgin Islands, and was not able to publish them. Jeryl recalled wonderful, often-forgotten experiences and have written them on paper since she retired. Jeryl, a native of Saint Thomas, US Virgin Islands, grew up in Saint Thomas with her parents and in Tortola with her grandparents and aunts. A graduate of Charlotte Amalie High School, Jeryl lives in Port St. Lucie, Florida. A former employee with 38 years of employment with VITelCo (Virgin Islands Telephone Company), now Innovative Telephone Company, Jeryl is best recognized for singing with the eleven-o’clock choir at Christ Church Methodist. She is the wife of Irvine Hodge Sr. and a mother of two children, Irvine Jr. and Devin. Visit Jeryl at: http://www.savethepages.com/

Keesha D. Fox: Naked, Unthinkable, and Unbreakable

Sep 15, 2015 00:33:00

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Author, Songwriter, Poet, Songstress, Photojournalist, Jack-of-all-trades from Seat Pleasant, MD, Keesha D. Fox is also a wife, mother of four (J.A.K.A.B), and all around goofball that can’t live without nature and music. At the age of 6 Keesha started writing short stories, songs, and screenplays about anything her imagination could provide.  Writing was a means of escape for her: a path to a fantasy world that she created. Her walk into poetry started after a very interesting relationship I had about 15 years ago when she decided to create a journal of her feelings about what was going on in her life at that time. Out of those writings came, Life and Love from My Eyes.  This is a book of poetry that reveals one woman's story about her journey in finding the true meaning of love: unconditional love for self. As she continued her journey, Me: Naked, her second poetry book was born. Me: Naked. is a raw, stripped account of what she felt as a single woman searching for true love. The poetry came from growth and understanding of the woman she had become, having learned much about myself: her needs, wants, and dreams. One of those dreams was to write a novel. In 2013, that dream finally came true. Her first novel, Unthinkable emerged from a dream Keesha had about meeting her celebrity crush. Look for the second installment of Keena and Chase’s crazy love affair in her second novel, Unbreakable. Visit Keesha at: www.KkeeshaDFox.com/

Tamika Moseley, Sickle Cell Patient Advocate, Wears Her Passion

Sep 12, 2015 00:33:00

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You may know that Tamika Moseley is an advocate for sickle cell disease. You may also know that she spends most of her time speaking at events and posting beneficial information on all her social media sites. She will forever continue to raise awareness and educate people on this disease because she was once in a position where her son was suffering from sickle cell and she had no help, nor anyone to reach out to for guidance. Now that she has the knowledge and has gained the education from reputable homeopathic advisors, she vows to spend the rest of her days helping others! Tamika Moseley grew up in Shreveport, Louisiana. She received a Bachelor of Science degree in Human Relations and Business from Amberton University in Garland, Texas.  She is the project manager for Healing Blends Global, a company whose focus is to improve the quality of health and life for individuals, families, and communities around the globe. Tamika's purpose in life is to be of service to others. As a member of Greenville Avenue Church of Christ in Richardson, Texas, she serves on the Benevolence and Missionary teams. Because her son has sickle cell disease, she has a huge passion to help others in this fight. She wants to share her amazing story with other parents and all who suffer from this disease. Tamika's current focus is teaming up with Dr. Charlie Ware and aiding the sickle cell battle in Africa, where the disease is so prominent. Their main goal is to provide education, guidance and useful information on the importance of natural herbs and how they can help sustain our health while living with sickle cell disease.  Visit Tamika at http://www.ssnaturalhealing.com/ and info@ssnaturalhealing.com

Phil Coale, Winner of I Want to Be Heard Showcase

Sep 5, 2015 00:34:00

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Phil Coale of Tampa, Florida, heads up the Phil Coale Band, a modern mix of rock n roll, blues, soul and old time country with Mike Merritt on bass and Brian Jones on drums. On August 13th performers, including Phil Coale Band, Kimberly Fulton, Devin C Wynn, Hometown Hero, and others participated in the spoken word and musical artists’ competition as they competed in I Want to Be Heard Showcase. Phil Coale emerged as the victor. Subsequently, and as one of his prizes, he earned tonight’s interview. Visit Phil at www.Facebook.com/PhilCoaleMusic.

Peggy Vincent's a Baby Catcher

Sep 4, 2015 00:18:00

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Peggy Vincent, the author, is also Peggy Vincent, the midwife. She's the author of Baby Catcher: Chronicles of a Modern Midwife, an inspiring collection of birth stories by a charming midwife. "Each time she knelt to catch another wriggling baby—nearly three thousand times during her remarkable career - California midwife Peggy Vincent paid homage to the moment when pain bows to joy and the world makes way for one more. With every birth, she encounters another woman-turned-goddess: Catherine rides out her labor in a car careening down a mountain road. Sofia spends hers trying to keep her hyper doctor-father from burning down the house. Susannah gives birth so quietly that neither husband nor midwife notice until there's a baby in the room." "More than a collection of birth stories, however, Baby Catcher: Chronicles of a Modern Midwife is a provocative account of the difficulties that midwives face in the United States. With vivid portraits of courage, perseverance, and love, this is an impassioned call to rethink technological hospital births in favor of more individualized and profound experiences in which mothers and fathers take center stage in the timeless drama of birth." "Since observing the birth of a baby for the first time when I was a 19 year-old nursing student in the mid-sixties at Duke University, childbirth has been my primary focus." ". . . I began working as an obstetrical nurse at a prominent hospital in Berkeley, California, where my first 2 children were born. In 1978, I established the Alternative Birth Center and then went to midwifery school, graduating in December 1980." Visit Peggy at www.facebook.com/BabyCatcherBook/.

Peter Mack, the Webspinner, and Published Author of Five Books

Aug 29, 2015 00:33:00

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A sample from Peter Mack’s book, AYANA CHERRY & THE TABERNACLE GLORIOUS Includes Rev. Mathias Lovejoy's sermon, "Satan's Whisper" An Excerpt: Ayana Cherry's education in the power of seduction will be put to the test when she is taken in by Rev. Mathias Lovejoy and given a place to live and work at The Tabernacle Glorious. Her stride of seduction is on full display as she navigates the inner sanctum of a church that is rife with blackmail, sex, secrets and lies, all pitted against a reverend who has plans to build a grand cathedral to rival the biggest in the nation. When Rev. Mathias Lovejoy calls on Ayana's help, she has a perfect opportunity to get her friend, Peaches, released from jail in the process. After seducing the reverend, satisfying a judge's request to be sexually dominated, and exposing a thieving, adulterous, blackmailing deacon, Ayana Cherry is a half-a-million dollars richer and on her way to California to find love. Peter Mack is the highly acclaimed author of A Neighborly Affair. His follow- up novel, The Seduction of Ayana Cherry, was also met with high praise. Peter Mack was born in Los Angeles, California.

Tanya Jones: Taking It to the Reader, One Tour at a Time

Aug 23, 2015 00:33:00

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Tanya with TJs Virtual Book Tours will be here with a few words for authors! "Looking for an economical way to promote your books? No time for book signings or manning a table at one convention or another? Just not increasing your social media network base fast enough? Let’s talk about virtual book tours." "One of the biggest challenges for authors, in particular indie authors, is promotion. Until that big break, a large percentage of self-published authors have to watch their costs. There’s no big advance check coming in like with some of the traditionally published authors. Virtual book tours are the way to go. There are other options, but the elements specific to tours make them a great way to get your book out there. I will touch on some of the reasons that make virtual tours an excellent choice when promoting your book." "TJs Virtual Book Tours provides an economical way to broaden exposure for your book. Join me Saturday, August 22nd at 10 AM Eastern time (9 AM Central) for an engaging discussion of why you should consider using book tours."

Jewel Amethyst Now in the Heart of the Hurricane

Aug 21, 2015 00:45:00

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Jewel Amethyst was born and raised on the lovely island of St. Kitts in the Caribbean. Jewel's debut novel, A Marriage of Convenience received 4 stars from Romantic Times. Her holiday romance story, From SKB with Love is part of the Holiday Brides anthology of romance stories which includes stories by Farrah Rochon and Stefanie Worth. With intimate romantic themes and a strong multicultural essence, Jewel's stories are greatly influenced by her Caribbean roots. Jewel lives with her husband and three kids in Maryland where she enjoys writing both romance and women's fiction. She has a passion for writing poetry and short stories emphasizing Kittitian culture and language, and is a romantic at heart. The Player When Kyle agrees to be the best man at his best friend’s destination wedding in Dominica, he has one thing on his mind: partying. But all that changes when a powerful hurricane strikes the island and he finds himself trapped in a village and falling hard and fast for the indigenous beauty queen, Alia Graneau. The Planner Alia Graneau has goals that do not include men, least of all an immature, irresponsible American party-animal like Kyle. But the hurricane devastates more than her beautiful island; it wreaks havoc on her heart when she falls under Kyle’s spell and is forced to choose between her ambition, her love for her country and her love for Kyle Robinson. Can their love, born in a hurricane, survive the ravages of real life?

Nefretiti Morant’s Publishing House Takes the Internet by Storm

Aug 17, 2015 00:34:00

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Nefretiti Morant, an aspiring young writer, decided 2 years ago to pick up her pen and write from her heart. Armed with lots of ambition and a desire to create beauty with her words, Nefretiti started a poetry blog.   Within 19 months Nefretiti created the tantalizing series: Perspectives, a storyline that follows seven individuals who learn to appreciate their loved ones and their life.  The amazing thing about these works is the author's ability to keep the reader captivated while entertained.  According to one Amazon reviewer: "The author weaves a tale of several different characters with their own struggles, failures, love interests, and perspectives. The great thing about this book, is that every character is well-rounded, life like, and their stories are spaced out well enough to make you miss their parts, but excited to return to another character. You'll be instantly captivated by the prose in this book, the realistic dialogue, and engaging stories. This is my second Morant book..."  Nefretiti has garnered a plethora of positive reviews and according to a recent interview on Considered Bookshelf, a WordPress Blog by written by Considered Creative. According to Nefretiti, she doesn't plan to stop cranking out literary works anytime soon. Her feel-good reading is a refreshment to literature, inspiring others to follow their dreams and accomplish whatever positive things their heart desires. Visit Nefretiti at: www.Nefretitim.com/

Welcome Bridgette McCullough and Rachel Butler, Mother-Daughter Team of Writers.

Aug 16, 2015 01:03:00

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ASWIFTT Literary Segment airs at 1:00 pm PST, 2:00 pm MST, 3:00 pm CST, 4:00 pm EST/AST. ASWIFTT Writer’s Guild welcomes its two newest members, Bridgette McCullough and Rachel Butler, a mother-daughter team who joined ASWIFTT Writer’s Guild with a desire to be mentored and become published authors.  New to the literary world, Bridgette is pursing her dream and putting her passion of writing to work. According to her, "It is a blessing to get the opportunity to work with ASWIFTT Writer’s Guild Founders, Brenda Johnson Padgitt, Eunice Bridges and Glenda Fields. I feel confident in the founders’ knowledge, skill-set, talents, and their desire to help me achieve my  literary goals." Since childhood, Bridgette has written poetry, short stories and thoughts about life in her journal.  An avid reader, lover of art and music, Bridgette is a proclaimed self-taught dancer, video/photographer, and admirer of the triumph of the human spirit.  Her ultimate life goal is to write and travel the world. Rachel Butler joined ASWIFTT Jr. Writer’s Guild with a passion to write. Rachel is a creative, thought-provoking 10 year-old student who has written several short stories. Having received an award for an essay she wrote, the award became a motivation for her to continue writing and become a published author.  With the assistance of ASWIFTT Jr. Writer’s Guild, she is happy to have support and mentorship to make her dream a reality. Rachel also loves to act, swim, play video games, and bake. For more information: info@aswifttwritersguild.com   or 1-866-302-0508.

Dr. Kitty Malone, co-authors of Divine Encounter: Women of God

Aug 15, 2015 01:03:00

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Learn how the anointing conveys freedom and peace of mind. Follow these women of God as they share their spirit awakening stories of being broken, forgiven and blessed. Discover how the Lord led them out of their dilemmas. These Christian women of God moved forward with His redeeming grace, plan and purpose. (Jeremiah 29:11). They now know the power of God’s blessings during trials of damaged emotions. What an awesome God we serve for His love is powerful. Be blessed, In the name of Jesus, Amen. Dr. Kitty Malone and her co-authors of Divine Encounter: Women of God, are committed to serving God and the needs of you and your family. Using universal principles of spirituality, we offer practical tools for leading a joyous, abundant and peaceful life. Wherever you may be on your spiritual path, you will find at Global Faith Publishing a supportive community with a wealth of opportunities for personal growth. The Women of God: Dr. Kitty L. Malone, Ph.D., Mrs. Manitta Pervette Hood, Mrs.Willie M. Bryant, and Mrs. Myra Cobb-Davis. They aspire to strengthen each person's confidence and joy in Jesus Christ at every point in their life, and encourage personal and spiritual growth through prayer, Bible study and active service in our church and community. They invite you to become a member of their eBook publishing ministry, allowing God into your life through their various programs and community outreach efforts. Visit them at: www.GlobalFaithPublishing.com/

Eartha Watts Hicks, a Former Stay-at-Home Mom But Look at Her Now!

Aug 14, 2015 00:33:00

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On June 13, 2013, Eartha Watts-Hicks was recognized as a literary "game changer" by the NYCHA branch of the NAACP and presented with the Just R.E.A.D. Award in the fiction category. Eartha is a member of the acclaimed Harlem Writers Guild and an honors graduate of the State University of New York, College at Old Westbury. For years, she was a stay-at-home mom. The former editor and director of publications for Cultivating Our Sisterhood International Association's COSIAnet, Eartha, a freelance writer, blogs for FutureExecutives.org. Her articles appeared in numerous online publications. Eartha is also a songwriter & music publisher registered with the American Society of Composers, Authors, and Publishers (ASCAP). Her first novel, Love Changes, a novel with a soon-to-be released companion music soundtrack, was the culmination of years of independent study, and continuing education coursework in creative writing, fiction, and poetry she received at Marymount Manhattan College, City College of New York, and the Frederick Douglass Creative Arts Center.  For interviews, readings, panel discussions, and facilitation of writing workshops, please send an inquiry to earthatone@aol.com. Also a Project Enterprise certified entrepreneur, Eartha offers professional PR writing and editing service at www.earthatone.com/

Riiva Williams Just Lets the Words Flow

Aug 11, 2015 00:33:00

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Inspired by authors like Zane and Nora Roberts, Riiva Williams started writing at a very young tender age of 12.  Born in the US Virgin Islands, Riiva Williams is the mother of an energetic little boy with high expectations and dreams. Riiva graduated from NECI and Johnson & Wales University in Rhode Island with degrees in Culinary Arts, and from the Kaplan University in Chicago, IL with her Bachelors of Science in Nutrition Science. Currently Riiva is studying at the Kaplan University with a pending degree in Business Management with the goal to run her own business one day. One of her current goals is to complete her first novel and to continue the trend. In her spare time she throws herself into poetry as it helps her relieve stress and she gets to promote another creative side to herself. Poetry always has been her life. To date she has written over 200 pieces and will continue to grow her literary skills.

ASWIFTT Publishing Literary Segment with Brenda Padgitt

Aug 9, 2015 01:03:00

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Show airs at 1:00 pm PST, 2:00 pm MST, 3:00 pm CST, 4:00 pm EST/AST. On Jan. 10, 2015 ASWIFTT PUBLISHING, LLC debuted its own Literary Segment here on In The Author’s Corner With Etienne. Brenda Johnson Padgitt of ASWIFTT PUBLISHING, LLC has teamed up with Etienne A. Gibbs of In The Author’s Corner With Etienne to discuss Literary, Visual, and Performing Arts topics, highlight featured authors; give literary tools and advice; and respond to listeners who call-in with comments or questions. The ASWIFTT PUBLISHING Literary Segment will continue to air on the second and third Saturdays of each month. This new program seeks to educate and enlighten the listening audience, especially novice and aspiring authors, on various literary, visual, and performing arts topics; provide marketing opportunities; address their concerns and questions, help listeners discover and seek out their passion in the Arts. On today's ASWIFTT PUBLISHING, LLC Literary Segment with Brenda Johnson Padgitt:Setting Up Book Signing Events Have questions or comments? Call 646-721-9611. Come for the chat, stay for the co-authoring that can lead to success. Show airs at 1:00 pm PST, 2:00 pm MST, 3:00 pm CST, 4:00 pm EST/AST. Contact Brenda Padgitt, CEO and Founder of ASWIFTT PUBLISHING, LLC, and get to know her better. Visit Brenda at https://aswifttpublishing.wordpress.com/

Empress Simone Shares Her Book, Geena - A Bronx Chick’s Story

Jul 31, 2015 00:33:00

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Empress Simone credits her parents for giving her the drive to pursue her dreams. A lifelong resident of the Bronx in New York City, Empress Simone devotes her time to family, education, and writing.  During childhood Empress Simone realized she loved to write and would pen plays, song lyrics, poems, and short stories. She wishes to throw her hat in the editing arena and help bring fellow-authors visions and literary work to readers and supporters. An Administrative Assistant she is passionate about her love for others and tries to help in any capacity that she can. Empress Simone, an avid reader and old school Hip-hop fan, is also a budding genealogist who extensively studies and researches her ancestors/family history. Excerpt from Geena: A Bronx Chick’s Story Meet Geena Samuels, a single mother raising two sons in one of New York City’s toughest boroughs. This Bronx Story is nothing like you’ve ever witnessed before. Geena encounters violence and betrayal from those who claim to love her most. She is on a roller coaster ride of a struggle to make ends meet and find true love with emotions raging between love and anger that sometimes lead to war. During it all the one saving grace seem to be Geena’s sponsor who helps with the bills and Geena’s expensive shopping habits. However his real intentions are covered by the financial security he provides. Will Geena survive the game, or the web of deceit her best friend Abby or Sponsor have woven, or will naivety and greediness be the cause of her demise? Visit Empress Simone at: www.Facebook.com/AuthorEmpressSimoneQuick 

Anthony Anglorus, the Highwayman Aficionado

Jul 29, 2015 00:35:00

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Here’s what Anthony Anglorus, our guest, had to say about his book, The Prince of Prigs. “Writing this tale was an utter joy, but I had a problem. Two, actually. One, the start of the book must catch the reader's eye. There is nothing especially fascinating about a teenager arguing with his father and leaving home even in the seventeenth century, so I elected to start the book sixteen years later. Two, by starting at this point, I was rejecting a lot of fascinating stories, and to make matters worse, eight months later he left the country to fight abroad, and there is little information about this later period. So I wrote his tale covering the eight months, and then hit a problem; it was way too short. However, history was roiling around him in this period, so I decided to show some of the events which coloured his actions. In doing so, General Thomas Lord Fairfax caught my eye and I researched him before weaving him into the tale. But the story still lacked depth and a proper conclusion. So I introduced Zachary Howard, weaving his tale around the existing story, and because of some of his actions, I was able to create a totally fictitious but utterly satisfying conclusion to the book.” What a storyteller! Want more? Then visit Anthony at: http://www.anglorus.com/. 

The Melee Soup Gang Featuring Jair Smith

Jul 29, 2015 00:32:00

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Tuesday Melee Soup Gang Series The Book: Virgin Islands Melee Soup for Young Mind, a collection of 12 short fictional children stories all set in the Virgin Islands, written by 12 local Virgin Islands high school students in the Junior Achievement Program. The stories are written to educate, motivate, and inspire young minds through reading. The Mission: To inspire and educate with the main ingredient: reading The Vision: Creating recipes to inspire young readers The Creation: After 7 weeks of contemplating on a perfect product to serve their community, they came up with the idea to publish a book. Virgin Islands Melee Soup for Young Minds consists of 12 original short fictional stories for children below the age of 11 that showcases our rich culture. Our book also makes for a good summer read! The Authors/Board of Directors: Khaleel Smith, President; Aliya Benjamin, VP of Human Resources; Derrick Thomas, VP of Marketing; Nytia Mathurin, VP of Production; Kevin King, VP of Public Relations; Trent Stedman, VP of Finance; Jair Smith; Tiffany Khadoo; Johnathon Pemberton; Peter Williams; Shane Austrie; Christian Ayala Nunez The Illustrators: Shem Matthew (cover), Keryl Liburd (interior) The Bookery: A Junior Achievement Company, Bookery is a children's book publishing company consisting of 12 students from Charlotte Amalie High School, St. Thomas/St. John Seventh Day Adventist School and the Ivanna Eudora Kean High School, most on the island of St. Thomas, and one on the island of St. John, US Virgin Islands. http://vimeleesoup.wix.com/vi-melee-soup

Dr. Kitty Malone and Co-authors Bringing a Divine Encounter

Jul 28, 2015 01:03:00

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Dr. Kitty Malone, CEO at Global Faith Publishing LLC  where she and her team specialize in book publishing and promoting eBooks, loves reading, writing, spending time with family and friends. With a Ph.D. in Business Administration from Union Institute, her skills and areas of expertise include book publishing and community outreach with a ministry in marketing.    According to Dr. Malone, "At Global Faith Publishing, we are committed to serving God and the needs of you and your family. Using universal principles of spirituality, we offer practical tools for leading a joyous, abundant and peaceful life. Wherever you may be on your spiritual path, at Global Faith Publishing, you will find a supportive community with a wealth of opportunities for personal growth. We aspire to strengthen each person's confidence and joy in Jesus Christ  at every point in their life, and encourage personal and spiritual growth through prayer, Bible study and active service in our church and community. We invite you to become a member of our eBook publishing ministry, allowing God into your life through our various programs and community outreach efforts." Visit Dr. Kitty Malone and Global Faith Publishing at: www.GlobalFaithPublishing.com/ 

S.C Hutchinson, Creator of The Dark Series

Jul 24, 2015 00:37:00

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From the halls of Montezuma to the shores of...the Gulf of Mexico? Yes, you've read it correctly. S.C Hutchinson is from a little known town just thirty minutes from the Gulf of Mexico called Barnwell, Alabama.  Take a trip back with her to 1993 to a place surrounded by farm land and pecan orchards. Across the street was a small patch of forestry. In the midst of all of that nature sat a beautiful lake. Hours spent lakeside got the imagination of a young girl churning with powerful stories--stories that one day would refuse to be silenced as the young girl grew into a woman. The more that time passed, the louder the characters of those stories shouted, demanding to be heard.  S.C Hutchinson has been writing since the age of twelve. Finally, twenty-one years later, she could no longer ignore the stories churning within the core of her soul. It was in that moment she put the proverbial pen to paper and created The Dark Series (soon to be released by Page Publishing, New York, NY), The Highland Stones Trilogy, and Alabama Sweet Tea (part of the Southern Comforts Collaborative Series written with Ella Dominguez, Yara Greathouse, and Gwendolyn Crute). But, it doesn't stop there. More works in progress are coming and there is no end in sight.  Keep up with S.C Hutchinson on Facebook, Twitter, and on the web at: http://StephanieComalande.wix.com/Stephanie-Comalander 

The Melee Soup Gang Featuring Trent Stedman

Jul 22, 2015 00:18:00

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Tuesday Melee Soup Gang Series The Book: Virgin Islands Melee Soup for Young Mind, a collection of 12 short fictional children stories all set in the Virgin Islands, written by 12 local Virgin Islands high school students in the Junior Achievement Program. The stories are written to educate, motivate, and inspire young minds through reading. The Mission: To inspire and educate with the main ingredient: reading The Vision: Creating recipes to inspire young readers The Creation: After 7 weeks of contemplating on a perfect product to serve their community, they came up with the idea to publish a book. Virgin Islands Melee Soup for Young Minds consists of 12 original short fictional stories for children below the age of 11 that showcases our rich culture. Our book also makes for a good summer read! The Authors/Board of Directors: Khaleel Smith, President; Aliya Benjamin, VP of Human Resources; Derrick Thomas, VP of Marketing; Nytia Mathurin, VP of Production; Kevin King, VP of Public Relations; Trent Stedman, VP of Finance; Jair Smith; Tiffany Khadoo; Johnathon Pemberton; Peter Williams; Shane Austrie; Christian Ayala Nunez The Illustrators: Shem Matthew (cover), Keryl Liburd (interior) The Bookery: A Junior Achievement Company, Bookery is a children's book publishing company consisting of 12 students from Charlotte Amalie High School, St. Thomas/St. John Seventh Day Adventist School and the Ivanna Eudora Kean High School, most on the island of St. Thomas, and one on the island of St. John, US Virgin Islands. http://vimeleesoup.wix.com/vi-melee-soup

Masika Ray, Author of Boisseau’s Emet Truth

Jul 19, 2015 01:03:00

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Show airs at 1:00 pm PST, 2:00 pm MST, 3:00 pm CST, 4:00 pm EST/AST. Masika Ray is a mother of an autistic child. Although most believe individuals diagnosed with autism lack intelligence, the truth is some autistic individuals see life more clearly than normal folks as displayed in her book, Boisseau’s Emet Truth, a book with a complex story about faith, forgiveness, and family. In in an autistic man, Andre was falsely accused of raping his niece, Dora. Alexandre and Andre Boisseau are twin brothers. Their mother encouraged Alexandre to take care of his brother because of his diagnosis. When Andre was accused of raping his niece, society’s pressure forced Alexandre to allow outsiders decide Andre’s future. Years later, Andre became ill around the same time as Alexandre. After Alexandre recovered, he cared for his brother without his family’s knowledge. Alexandre’s son, Junior, had his father followed by a private eye and confronted him. Junior joined his father in helping Andre. They took Andre to a therapist, which began to unravel the truth, and started the healing process.   Dora and her husband moved back to New Orleans to help her father, Alexandre with his medical clinic. The move increased her nightmares, and she was forced to deal with the rape and other secrets. Discoveries are made when the Boisseau family realizes how secretes can impact one physically, mentally, and spiritually. Alexandre’s best friend, Charles is a minister of a mega church. Although he’s a man of the cloth, he has a deceptive dark side. Charles hates Alexandre! Charles believes he stole his father’s affection from him, and LaNora, the woman he should have married. Charles’ obsession with LaNora drove him to hire a LaNora look-alike escort to pacify his desires. 

The Melee Soup Gang Featuring Jonathon Pemberton

Jul 15, 2015 00:33:00

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Tuesday Melee Soup Gang Series The Book: Virgin Islands Melee Soup for Young Minds, a collection of 12 short fictional children stories all set in the Virgin Islands, written by 12 local Virgin Islands high school students in the Junior Achievement Program. The stories are written to educate, motivate, and inspire young minds through reading. The Mission: To inspire and educate with the main ingredient: reading The Vision: Creating recipes to inspire young readers The Creation: After 7 weeks of contemplating on a perfect product to serve their community, they came up with the idea to publish a book. Virgin Islands Melee Soup for Young Minds consists of 12 original short fictional stories for children below the age of 11 that showcases our rich culture. Our book also makes for a good summer read! The Authors/Board of Directors: Khaleel Smith, President; Aliya Benjamin, VP of Human Resources; Derrick Thomas, VP of Marketing; Nytia Mathurin, VP of Production; Kevin King, VP of Public Relations; Trent Stedman, VP of Finance; Jair Smith; Tiffany Khadoo; Johnathon Pemberton; Peter Williams; Shane Austrie; Christian Ayala Nunez The Illustrators: Shem Matthew (cover), Keryl Liburd (interior) The Bookery: A Junior Achievement Company, Bookery is a children's book publishing company consisting of 12 students from Charlotte Amalie High School, St. Thomas/St. John Seventh Day Adventist School and the Ivanna Eudora Kean High School, most on the island of St. Thomas, and one on the island of St. John, US Virgin Islands. http://vimeleesoup.wix.com/vi-melee-soup

ASWIFTT Publishing Literary Segment with Brenda Padgitt: Best Genre for Me?

Jul 12, 2015 00:57:00

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Show airs at 1:00 pm PST, 2:00 pm MST, 3:00 pm CST, 4:00 pm EST/AST. On Jan. 10, 2015 ASWIFTT PUBLISHING, LLC debuted its own Literary Segment here on In The Author’s Corner With Etienne. Brenda Johnson Padgitt of ASWIFTT PUBLISHING, LLC has teamed up with Etienne A. Gibbs of In The Author’s Corner With Etienne to discuss Literary, Visual, and Performing Arts topics, highlight featured authors; give literary tools and advice; and respond to listeners who call-in with comments or questions. The ASWIFTT PUBLISHING Literary Segment will continue to air on the second and third Saturdays of each month. This new program seeks to educate and enlighten the listening audience, especially novice and aspiring authors, on various literary, visual, and performing arts topics; provide marketing opportunities; address their concerns and questions, help listeners discover and seek out their passion in the Arts. On today's ASWIFTT PUBLISHING, LLC Literary Segment with Brenda Johnson Padgitt: How Do I Decide Which Genre Is Best For Me? Have questions or comments? Call 646-721-9611. Come for the chat, stay for the co-authoring that can lead to success. Show airs at 1:00 pm PST, 2:00 pm MST, 3:00 pm CST, 4:00 pm EST/AST. Contact Brenda Padgitt, CEO and Founder of ASWIFTT PUBLISHING, LLC, and get to know her better. Visit Brenda at https://aswifttpublishing.wordpress.com/

Kendra Rainey, Romance Author and More

Jul 11, 2015 00:33:00

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A native of Dallas, Texas, Kendra Rainey is a gusty, courageous, and gifted new voice who will soon take the urban literary community by storm. Kendra, a mother of two handsome sons, resides in Dallas, works at a hospital, holds two degrees and is currently writing: Chronicles of A Bad Bitch 2. Excerpt Chronicles of A Bad Bitch:  Young, beautiful, and vibrant! Teresa Camellias was once a woman from Compton that all the men adored. Easily belittled by the crime and atmosphere soon erupted Teresa's poor mind as her mom forced her father away and became corrupted by drugs! So corrupted, that she sold her own daughter to her pimp. After much agony and distress Teresa turned on friends that were the only family she knew and turned into the fast lane of sex, drugs, poverty, and stripping. Will the terror ever end? Or is it too late to save Teresa's soul and copulative ways that demean her in a society that is already shattering her mind. Can Teresa really forget her past life of rape, poverty, drugs, abortions, possessive men, and the ability to not fight back? Or will she stay back in the cut and not let the "Bad Bitch" name stay in her family? Time will tell but this chick has to believe in love in order to sustain.  Visit Kendra at: www.Facebook.com/AuthorKendraRainey

Gretchen Smith, Unique Artist and Missionary, Revised

Jul 10, 2015 00:38:00

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For 20 years Artist and Missionary Gretchen Smith has been involved in community development and transformation projects in Africa, the Middle East, Central America, the US and Baja Mexico where she recently started a project called ARThouse Rosarito where she hosts critical thinkers and does outreach through garden and art projects. As Smith states, “Basically my job is to piss people off and I am very very good at it”. She fondly refers to herself as the “worst missionary ever.” Smith speaks at international conferences, blogs and publishes articles in which she is extremely critical of existing systems within the church and social change agencies . . ." New York Critic Ed Rubin states this about Smith’s work: “I first met Gretchen at the 2007 Florence Biennale where I was both Master of Ceremonies and the Biennale liaison between management and 850 international exhibiting artists. During one of our many conversations I asked to see Gretchen’s portfolio. I was both pleased and amazed -- especially given that Smith is virtually self-taught -- to find work that was both inventive and accomplished. What surprised me most was that her original voice spoke to today. Gretchen is a very well-rounded visual artist and business woman with a rare depth of focus as well as the talent and discipline necessary to continue to be successful not only in the USA but also internationally.” Visit Gretchen at: https://www.facebook.com/tallartist/ and for views and descriptions of the artistic photos in the slideshow, go to: http://tinyurl.com/

Allison Shoemaker, from Autism to Author

Jul 9, 2015 00:33:00

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Allison Shoemaker was born near Clearwater Beach in Dunedin, Florida in 1993. Diagnosed with autism, she didn't speak until the age of 7 and a half, but was reading only a year later. Allison grew up in Chillicothe, Ohio. She graduated from Chillicothe high school with honors and was in the top 20 out of about 250 students. She worked at the Chillicothe Library during her senior year. She is currently a college student at Southern State Community College studying media arts and cinematography/ television. Allison is learning to make movies and video games. She likes science, especially astronomy.  She wrote and illustrated this book and had a poem published in Betafish magazine at Ohio University. She likes watching TV- cartoons and documentaries are favorites, reading books, cats, making sculpture out of clay, making jewelry, and painting.  Email Allison at Allison@woolyswagon.com . Or visit her at: www.woolyswagon.com .

The Melee Soup Gang Featuring Mr. Derrick Thomas

Jul 8, 2015 00:33:00

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Tuesday Melee Soup Gang Series The Book: Virgin Islands Melee Soup for Young Mind, a collection of 12 short fictional children stories all set in the Virgin Islands, written by 12 local Virgin Islands high school students in the Junior Achievement Program. The stories are written to educate, motivate, and inspire young minds through reading. The Mission: To inspire and educate with the main ingredient: reading The Vision: Creating recipes to inspire young readers The Creation: After 7 weeks of contemplating on a perfect product to serve their community, they came up with the idea to publish a book. Virgin Islands Melee Soup for Young Minds consists of 12 original short fictional stories for children below the age of 11 that showcases our rich culture. Our book also makes for a good summer read! The Authors/Board of Directors: Khaleel Smith, President; Aliya Benjamin, VP of Human Resources; Derrick Thomas, VP of Marketing; Nytia Mathurin, VP of Production; Kevin King, VP of Public Relations; Trent Stedman, VP of Finance; Jair Smith; Tiffany Khadoo; Johnathon Pemberton; Peter Williams; Shane Austrie; Christian Ayala Nunez The Illustrators: Shem Matthew (cover), Keryl Liburd (interior) The Bookery: A Junior Achievement Company, Bookery is a children's book publishing company consisting of 12 students from Charlotte Amalie High School, St. Thomas/St. John Seventh Day Adventist School and the Ivanna Eudora Kean High School, most on the island of St. Thomas, and one on the island of St. John, US Virgin Islands. http://vimeleesoup.wix.com/vi-melee-soup

Frank A. Ruffolo, the Author, Publisher, Volunteer

Jul 3, 2015 00:34:00

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In addition to being an author and publisher, Frank A. Ruffolo is a tireless volunteer for Our Loving Mother's Foundation in Hollywood, Florida. A graduate of the State University of New York at Farmingdale with an Associate’s degree in Mechanical Technology, Frank enjoyed a 40-year career in private industry in Purchasing and Purchasing Management. Married for over 35 years to his beautiful wife, Christine, they are blessed with two wonderful children, Michael and Alicia. Frank took early retirement to pursue his new career as an author, and recently released his first novel, Gabriel's Chalice, inspired by 15 years of experience as a volunteer at a Marian apparition site in Hollywood, Florida.

The Melee Soup Gang with Mr. Khaleel Smith

Jul 1, 2015 00:34:00

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Tuesday Melee Soup Gang Series The Book: Virgin Islands Melee Soup for Young Mind, a collection of 12 short fictional children stories all set in the Virgin Islands, written by 12 local Virgin Islands high school students in the Junior Achievement Program. The stories are written to educate, motivate, and inspire young minds through reading. The Mission: To inspire and educate with the main ingredient: reading The Vision: Creating recipes to inspire young readers The Creation: After 7 weeks of contemplating on a perfect product to serve their community, they came up with the idea to publish a book. Virgin Islands Melee Soup for Young Minds consists of 12 original short fictional stories for children below the age of 11 that showcases our rich culture. Our book also makes for a good summer read! The Authors/Board of Directors: Khaleel Smith, President; Aliya Benjamin, VP of Human Resources; Derrick Thomas, VP of Marketing; Nytia Mathurin, VP of Production; Kevin King, VP of Public Relations; Trent Stedman, VP of Finance; Jair Smith; Tiffany Khadoo; Johnathon Pemberton; Peter Williams; Shane Austrie; Christian Ayala Nunez The Illustrators: Shem Matthew (cover), Keryl Liburd (interior) The Bookery: A Junior Achievement Company, Bookery is a children's book publishing company consisting of 12 students from Charlotte Amalie High School, St. Thomas/St. John Seventh Day Adventist School and the Ivanna Eudora Kean High School, most on the island of St. Thomas, and one on the island of St. John, US Virgin Islands. http://vimeleesoup.wix.com/vi-melee-soup

Mary Barr, Accomplished Artist, Author, & Custom Jewelry Designer

Jun 28, 2015 00:42:00

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Mary Barr’s creative mind keeps her busy as an accomplished Author, Artist and Custom Jewelry Designer. As a Fiction Author, Mary’s preferred genres are juvenile, young adult, & adult. Writing in a variety of genres enables her stories to remain fresh, stimulating, & challenging. As each plot unfolds she knows the feelings, needs, personality and fears of her characters . . . Mary Barr’s books are pure fiction; at no time is there any relevance to persons living or dead. Her many characterizations are as limitless as her imagination restricted merely by the hours in each day. Each new book presents itself in a clear and concise manner and she must immediately put pen to paper if she is to capture the story before it’s compromised. It is the characters who build the plot. Each story line is only as strong as the people it portrays. Having traveled extensively and experienced life in different countries throughout the world, Mary Barr is able to draw on her life journey as she creates colorful and varied characters. It is these characters who once alive capture the reader’s imagination while enhancing her fast paced & compelling story line. As an Artist, Mary Barr creates beautifully unique pieces. Her latest collection of wax artwork uses different canvases from cottons, linens to the more exotics. Her medium of boiling wax, pastels, gold leaf and fluorescence captures the brilliance of color flow. You will want to display her pieces in your home. Custom Jewelry Design is another Mary Barr specialty. Using semi-precious stones, crystals & glass Mary creates comfortable & appealing pieces to be worn and cherished. Whether for everyday wear or for a special occasion Mary will create unique pieces, just for you.

Alan Woods, Teen King of the Kindle Generation

Jun 27, 2015 00:33:00

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Alan Woods is a young author, who focuses on providing his readers with high quality content. His debut informational eBook, Easy Money Making Guide For Teens & Young Adults, was ranked #1 on the Amazon Kindle platform in several different categories.  Adept in many subjects, Alan strives on a regular basis to continue to provide readers with informational reads, while still managing to keep them interesting and simple to understand. Alan offered the following on his Facebook page, "As a relatively experienced author, I feel as though I’ve picked up quite a few important lessons and concepts that those who are less experienced might not have realized quite yet. So below I’ve listed a few important things that authors should definitely focus upon, especially if they’re ready to grow their business." Alan: "A few of these tips are rather obvious, yet many authors still fail to realize how important they truly are. If you find anything that you already know, then congratulations to you! No need to tell me though - just put the information into action. Knowing something and actually doing it are two ENTIRELY different things." "Also, if you found this to be helpful, feel free to click on the link below to receive some more great tips delivered straight to your email once or twice weekly."  http://eepurl.com/bgjwOP   Visit Alan at: http://j.mp/1eGubbr

Sabriena Williams, Author and Founder of Queen Vision Ministries

Jun 26, 2015 00:37:00

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Sabriena Williams, Author and Founder of Queen Vision Ministries, among other things. Sabriena  Williams developed the gift of creative writing at the early age of 12, when she inscribed her daily thoughts in her diary. Today her passion for writing has led to the publication of 5 powerful books with 5 others awaiting debut. She ears many hats: author, spiritual life coach, ordained pastor, visionary, motivational speaker, conference host. A native of Gainesville, Florida, Sabriena is the founder of the Queen Vision Ministries which she rebranded in 2014. After receiving her AA degree in General Studies from Edwards Waters College in Jacksonville, Florida, Sabriena proceeded to Bethune Cookman University in Daytona Beach, Florida where she obtained her BS degree in Psychology. The proud mother of 2 young adults: Ja’kya  Romea, 24, and Je’rod Harvey, 20, Sabriena is the  astounding author of 5 power-packed books: An Inspirational Touch: Embracing the Touch from God, released in 2006; a Christian fiction, Wait on the Lord, I say Wait, Spring, 2010; The Chocolate Drip, 2012; Living the Word, Straight With NO Chaser : The 30 day Challenge, 2013; and Royal words of Encouragement, 2014.  She will be releasing her 6th book in 2015 entitled, Are You a DIVA (Devoted, Inspired, Vessel , Anointed) to Serve God )? Sabriena’s encouragement to women: “Although you have fallen into a pit of despair and feel like there is no way out, never let go of God’s Hand and don’t walk away from the purpose that is before you. God is a merciful God and He will pick you up when you fall and help you to get back on track. There is nothing to detest for the eyesight of God. When you are purposed for something, God will make sure He aligns you to carry it out."

Is T.S. Brumsey Capable of Anything?

Jun 23, 2015 00:33:00

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Born in Alexandria, Louisiana T.S. Brumsey resided in Germany, Texas, and North Carolina as a military family. Mostly raised in Fort Bragg and Fayetteville, North Carolina, T.S. began writing novels at age 15. Capable of Anything, her first fictional young adult romance novel from a Five-book series is now available on Amazon as a paperback and as an eBook! www.amazon.com/ Synopsis: When close adolescent friends Candice, Samar, Sha, and Sabrina, who reside in Casselberry, Michigan, face the reality that tomorrow isn’t promised for any of them, primarily due to Candice’s mother’s violent death and the rapidly surfacing complexities in their lives, they realize they are capable of anything, be it positive or negative, and it is up to them to make the best choices to avoid being in harm’s way. Candice, Samar, Sha, and Sabrina are learning how to deal with the highs and lows their lives are hurling at them. Candice the main character is sixteen and is having a preponderant amount of difficulty dealing with her mother’s death and coping with issues regarding her peers. She experiences her first serious romantic relationship. She wonders if their love for one another will stand the test of time and if their relationship is worth the trouble it brings her way. Samar, seventeen and the boldest of them all, definitely marches to the beat of her own drum. She is very temperamental, especially because her boyfriend seemingly cannot be faithful to her. She seeks revenge and does not care how evil she has to become to achieve it. Her devilish ways abruptly cease, to everyone’s dismay.

ASWIFTT PUBLISHING Literary Segment with Brenda Johnson Padgitt

Jun 21, 2015 01:03:00

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On Jan. 10, 2015 ASWIFTT PUBLISHING, LLC co-hosted its own Literary Segment right here on In The Author’s Corner With Etienne. Brenda Johnson Padgitt of ASWIFTT PUBLISHING, LLC has teamed up with Etienne A. Gibbs of In The Author’s Corner With Etienne to discuss Literary, Visual, and Performing Arts topics, highlight featured authors; give literary tools and advice; and respond to listeners who call-in with comments or questions. The ASWIFTT PUBLISHING Literary Segment airs on the second and third Saturdays of each month at 4:00 pm EST/AST; 3:00 CST; 2:00 MST; 1:00 PST. This new program seeks to educate and enlighten the listening audience, especially novice and aspiring authors, on various literary, visual, and performing arts topics; provide marketing opportunities; address their concerns and questions, help listeners discover and seek out their passion in the Arts. Mark your calendar for the second and third Saturdays of each month at 4:00 pm EST/AST; 3:00 CST; 2:00 MST; 1:00 PST. On today's ASWIFTT PUBLISHING, LLC Literary Segment: How Can I Promote My Book, Film, Artwork, and Project? Have questions or comments? Get direct answers from Brenda. Call her during the show at 646-721-9611. Contact Brenda Padgitt, CEO and Founder of ASWIFTT PUBLISHING, LLC, and get to know her better.  Visit Brenda at https://aswifttpublishing.wordpress.com/

Jason Brock, Documentary Film-maker, and More

Jun 20, 2015 00:57:00

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Times: 3:00 pm PST; 4:00 pm MST; 5:00 pm CST; 6:00 pm EST. Born March 1, 1970 Jason V Brock, an author, artist, editor, director, CEO/ co-founder with his wife, Sunni of JaSunni Productions, LLC. Their documentary films include the controversial Charles Beaumont: The Short Life of Twilight Zone’s Magic Man, the Rondo Award-winning The Acker Monster Chronicles!, and Image, Reflection, Shadow: Artists of the Fantastic.  Jason authored Totems and Taboos, a compilation of his poetry & artwork, & an editor, with William F. Nolan, of The Bleeding Edge: Dark Barriers, Dark Frontiers, & The Devil's Coattails: More Dispatches from the Dark Frontier anthologies published by Cycatrix Press. Jason also shares story credit on the Logan’s Run: Last Day & related comic book series from Bluewater Productions. Plus, he's a writer for the comic book/graphic novel, Tales from William F. Nolan's Dark Universe. He served as Managing Editor/Contributor and Art Director for Dark Discoveries magazine for 4 years +. His novella, Milton’s Children, was published by Bad Moon Books in 2013. His poetry, short stories, nonfiction articles, Introductions and essays have been widely published internationally online, in books, & in horror, science fiction, & fantasy, & in scholarly print magazines. With a large personality and gregarious nature, he is a popular panelist at many horror conventions.  Visit him at http://www.jasunni.com/

Kenyatta Blake Is COOL, Conscious Of Obedient Living

Jun 19, 2015 00:33:00

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Kenyatta Blake - his name is "Cool," but his message is serious; and the message is: “Each and every one of us must be Conscious Of Obedient Living to perfect our Christian walk.” Presented in a laid back and "cool" conversational style, this epic and evangelistic personal Christian growth guide will take you on an explorative journey in learning how to WALK MORE IN RIGHTEOUSNESS. Cool Blake is a native of the Eastern coast of the U.S.A. and a current resident of the mountain state of Colorado. He is a happily married father of two. Dedicated to strengthening his brothers and sisters in Christ, Cool Blake is full of purpose with the passion of giving back and the commitment of spreading the doctrine of the Lord to the body of Christ with a focus on obedient and righteous living for the Kingdom of God. When you have read Areas Identified: 7 Aspects of Consciousness to a Righteous Mindset, you will find that this is the game-changer that you have been looking for.   There will be no more excuses of not having the information that you need to change your life.  You should stick to the protocols that make up God’s kingdom which are found in this book and commit to the regimen that follows in the next sentences; attend church, study the word of God, bible study, and stay in prayer. Cool’s name is an acronym for Conscious Of Obedient Living.       Visit him at: www.facebook.com/kenyatta.blake.92

Albin Sadar Comes Knocking with Hamster Holmes

Jun 17, 2015 00:34:00

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Hamster Holmes and his firefly sidekick, Dr. Watt, solve mysteries together in this start to a Level 2 Ready-to-Read series from Simon & Schuster! Hamster Holmes and Dr. Watt are the best sleuths in town!  So when their friend Corny O'Squirrel has a mystery he needs help solving, he knows just who to turn to.  Every night, Corny is woken up by someone knocking on his door -- but when he goes to answer, no one is there!  Can Hamster Holmes and Dr. Watt catch the culprit? Albin Sadar (author) writes and invents goofy and creative books and toys for kids and adults! He also co-wrote and produced the children's video The Chartreuse Goose and masterminded the hot-air-balloon water tower at NASCAR's Victory Junction Camp. Albin lives with his beautiful wife, Anne, in Tarrytown, New York -- right next to Sleepy Hollow! Valerio Fabbretti (illustrator) is passionate about drawing, comic books, animation, and spaghetti westerns.  He has illustrated children's books and comic books in the U.S. and in Italy.  Valerio was born in Rome, but studied illustration in San Francisco, where he is currently living and working. And be on the lookout for the NEXT book in the Hamster Holmes series . . . HAMSTER HOLMES - COMBING FOR CLUES . . . coming September 1, 2015! In the meanwhile, visit Albin and Hamster Holmes at www.facebook.com/pages/HamsterHolmes/1609771329303082?fref=ts

Jed Jurchenko, the Imperfect Spiderman

Jun 16, 2015 01:03:00

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Jed Jurchenko, a husband, father of 3 girls, therapist, seminary professor, and author, loves spending time with his family. He also enjoys reading, hiking, BBQing, mountain-biking, and beaching. At a training where he was asked to pick a superhero blogger identity, deciding on Spiderman was easy. Not only has Spiderman been Jed’s favorite since he was a kid, they have a lot in common. We both genuinely care about people; have a quirky since of humor, and most of all, spend a lot of time recovering from mistakes. One of the things Jed loves about his her is that he is an imperfect hero. This fact brings Jed hope. For example, Spiderman is famous for shooting webbing from his wrist. The only problem is that his web-shooters are continually malfunctioning. Sometimes these mishaps result in the bad guy getting away. At other times, these misfires happen while Spiderman is swinging from building to building, causing him to plummet toward the ground. These malfunctions happen quite often, leading Spiderman to become an expert at recovering from errors. Jed can relate because his life, by no means, has been mistake-free. On his Coffee Shop Conversations blog you will not find blog posts entitled “Three Steps to Having a Perfect Life Just Like Mine.” As a therapist and Christ-follower, he is well aware that people with a perfect life don’t exist.Jed helps hurting Christ-followers apply key leadership principles to their everyday lives, so that they can overcome challenges and live a joy-filled life! Visit Jed at: www.coffeeshopconversations.com/ or at:  www.facebook.com/jjurchenko

Chatiela Underwood's Eyes Are Not Wide Shut

Jun 13, 2015 00:34:00

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Chatiela Underwood, a native of Dayton, Ohio, is a single mother of two beautiful blessings. A graduate of Central State University class of 2006 with Bachelor of Art degree in Political Science, Chatiela also studied Criminal Justice. With a desire to further her education, she studied for her Masters in Criminal Justice Executive Management. Currently a Master Candidate with Capella University class of 2016, Chatiela is studying for her MPA while being a stay-at-home mom with her two children. Chatiela is very active and engaged in the community and the education sector. She has passionately worked in higher education and directed schools across the country in business development for over ten years. Ms. Underwood, a motivational speaker who truly believes in inspiring others through her testimony, loves to spend quality time with friends, family, when not traveling. She is sophisticatedly passionate about making a difference in the lives of others. Chatiela was encouraged to share her compelling story by writing her debut novel, Eyes Wide Shut, is a provocative story full of love, hope, betrayal, deceit, and living of double lives. It brings about awareness to people living with Post Traumatic Stress Disorder (PTSD), Mental Illnesses, Abuse, and AIDS. It exposes what happens behind closed doors when a solider came home with mental disorders, as a result of the war.  After a failed relationship Storm finds out her boyfriend is living a double life and is sleeping with men. Feeling like a hopeless romantic, she decides to throw in the relationship towel until . . . Visit Chatiela at: https://www.facebook.com/chatiela.underwood

Gretchen Smith, Unique Artist and Missionary

Jun 12, 2015 00:21:00

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For 20 years Artist and Missionary Gretchen Smith has been involved in community development and transformation projects in Africa, the Middle East, Central America, the US and Baja Mexico where she recently started a project called ARThouse Rosarito where she hosts critical thinkers and does outreach through garden and art projects. As Smith states, “Basically my job is to piss people off and I am very very good at it”. She fondly refers to herself as the “worst missionary ever.” Smith speaks at international conferences, blogs and publishes articles in which she is extremely critical of existing systems within the church and social change agencies . . ." New York Critic Ed Rubin states this about Smith’s work: “I first met Gretchen at the 2007 Florence Biennale where I was both Master of Ceremonies and the Biennale liaison between management and 850 international exhibiting artists. During one of our many conversations I asked to see Gretchen’s portfolio. I was both pleased and amazed -- especially given that Smith is virtually self-taught -- to find work that was both inventive and accomplished. What surprised me most was that her original voice spoke to today. Gretchen is a very well-rounded visual artist and business woman with a rare depth of focus as well as the talent and discipline necessary to continue to be successful not only in the USA but also internationally.” Visit Gretchen at: https://www.facebook.com/tallartist/ and for views and descriptions of the artistic photos in the slideshow, go to: http://tinyurl.com/

Laura Daleo, Queen of Paranormal Romance Novels

Jun 11, 2015 00:34:00

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Born and raised in sunny San Diego, California, Laura Daleo's desire to tell stories was sparked by a  creative writing class she had in junior high school; however, Anne Rice's Vampire Chronicles was her true inspiration to write a novel. Her book, Interview with the Vampire, published in 1976, has gone on to become one of the best-selling novels of all time. After reading the chronicles of Vampire Lestat, the driving passion to write her own vampire legend tingled in her fingertips. In 1996, Laura completed and copyrighted Immortal Kiss, but it sat patiently for 14 years. It was in 2010 while packing to move that she stumbled upon it tucked away in her closet. After dusting it off and sitting down to read, she fell in love with the story all over again; though, the 14-year-old novel needed modernizing. Consequently, she began the journey of reviving Immortal Kiss. In 2013, 3 years later, Immortal Kiss was off to the publishers and agents.  In 2014, it found a home with World Castle Publishing, and 1 year later, Immortal Kiss was hot off the press and available to the public. Laura is in the process of modernizing and reviving its sequel, Bound By Blood that she completed and copyrighted May 2001. Other completed works in the queue to modernize and revive are: The Vampire Within (2004), A City of Vampires (2007), and The Soul Collector (2010).  Future projects for creation are: The Ten, The Old Ones, and Vampire Amon.

LadyP, Trice, and The Dark Side of Me

Jun 10, 2015 00:34:00

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A dark romance, The Dark Side of Me, is a debut novella written by Chassidy LadyP Postert and Trice West. In the story a psychiatrist falls in love with a serial killer that he's taken on as a patient. The juice of the story begins after the psychiatrist read her diary and discovered the dark things in her past. This is their story. Trice West, a blogger, reviews romance books, talks about books, and writes whenever she gets the chance. Similarly, her co-author, Chassidy LadyP Postert, is also a blogger and book reviewer. Visit Trice West at: www.Facebook.com/TriceDoesThingsand Chassidy LadyP Postert at:  www.Facebook.com/pages/Lady-P-and-Her-Beautiful-Books-Author/887272114671710.  

Kristal McKerrington, Not Yet 30, But Author of 30 Books

Jun 9, 2015 01:33:00

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Kristal McKerrington has been a professionally published author since 2010. While signed with XoXo Publishing she gained her start in publishing with her first book "Freedom Is Earned". She went on to write several pieces and becoming a bestselling author with them. Later on No Boundaries Press and Solstice Publishing found her. Signing with them both of them, she stayed put until No Boundaries Press went under in 2013. Kristal remains one of the Celebrities at Solstice Publishing. She would go on to sign with several other publishers before the end of 2013. She's a former writer for Calling Spots magazine. She created and wrote a show for Bishop-Lyons Entertainment. She's represented by Gilbert Literary Agency. Former client of Barone Literary Agency. Kristal ended up finding her way back to Vince Russo to whom she writes for through his website called Realm Network. She did some work with Reem Vision and continues to find screenwriting as an interesting genre of writing. Kristal started to work with Joe E Legend from 2013 and has been finding the experience out of this world. She loves to pick his brain and get caught off guard. Often she works with many different sites to get their message across while allowing their viewers to discover her.  Visit her at: www.KristalMcKerrington.com/ or at:   www.Facebook.com/KristalsMcKerringtonsFanPage  

Kristal McKerrington, Co-author with a Wrestler

Jun 6, 2015 00:31:00

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Kristal McKerrington has been a professionally published author since 2010. While signed with XoXo Publishing she gained her start in publishing with her first book "Freedom Is Earned". She went on to write several pieces and becoming a bestselling author with them. Later on No Boundaries Press and Solstice Publishing found her. Signing with them both of them, she stayed put until No Boundaries Press went under in 2013. Kristal remains one of the Celebrities at Solstice Publishing. She would go on to sign with several other publishers before the end of 2013. She's a former writer for Calling Spots magazine. She created and wrote a show for Bishop-Lyons Entertainment. She's represented by Gilbert Literary Agency. Former client of Barone Literary Agency. Kristal ended up finding her way back to Vince Russo to whom she writes for through his website called Realm Network. She did some work with Reem Vision and continues to find screenwriting as an interesting genre of writing. Kristal started to work with Joe E Legend from 2013 and has been finding the experience out of this world. She loves to pick his brain and get caught off guard. Often she works with many different sites to get their message across while allowing their viewers to discover her.  Visit her at: www.KristalMcKerrington.com/ or at:   www.Facebook.com/KristalsMcKerringtonsFanPage

Tanika Honey Ward and her Queen of the South Trilogy

Jun 2, 2015 00:33:00

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Tanika, a strong Christian believer, states, I don't know what that thing is that plaguing you and keeps making you feel like you cannot get through it nor achieve it. But, just like DAVID, if you pursue it, you will overtake and recover it all!!! MOVE Forward, GOD is with you!!!! Now for an exerpt from her first book in the series: Born and raised in Atlanta, Georgia, Zedekiah Strickland was the daughter of Herman Strickland; a wealthy city developer. Zedekiah’s family afforded their daughter with a lavish lifestyle. However, all of that changed, when Zedekiah’s father was falsely accused of horrific sex crimes.  Jessur, is the heir to the most notorious drug cartel in Mexico, however he longs to leave the lifestyle and leaves to attend college in The States. While there, he meets Zedekiah and falls in love. With his birthright as King of the Cartel looming, Jessur has a tough decision to make. Will he choose love or the cartel?  After the accusations against her father, the Feds seized the Strickland family’s assets and Zedekiah was forced to find a hustle to help take care of her family; and pay for the best lawyer to defend the charges pinned against her father. Zedekiah abandoned all of her values, when she decided to become a madame of an escorting business alongside her best friend Monique.  Zedekiah worked hard to take over the underworld of Atlanta in pursuit of the person(s) that were responsible for destroying the Strickland family. Thus, becoming the ‘Queen of the South.’ Visit Tanika on Amazon at: http://j.mp/1RlHLPa

Why Karen D. Neal Is on Her Way to Becoming a Household Name

May 30, 2015 00:35:00

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Karen has had a love for words since she has been able to speak. Her passion began with her competitive classroom spelling Bees. Her love for speaking continued into high school when she placed third in a state public speaking competition for VOCA. Her dad proudly displays the plaque on his wall to this very day. She never saw her passion developing into what she can only describe today as an amazing blessing.   Karen has worked in the medical field for 25 plus years and continues to do what she does best, be a support system for others and provide comfort to them. She has combined her love and passion to create books of entertainment while touching on real life situations. Karen's first title, Grey Family Preys was published in June 2013, via Amazon Kindle as well as paperback, and touches on child  molestation.  She later signed with World Haven Agenda for a short period before gracefully departing with the publishing group. Karen is now the entrepreneur of Pensive Publishing, a small publishing company that she began in June 2014, and delivered She Me We, as the first title, her short story. This story touches on D.I.D/Multiple Personalities, but delivers entertaining fictional characters that you will love. Karen D. Neal is on her way to becoming a household name and give all praises to God. Visit her at: https://www.facebook.com/KDENISENEAL

Papa Spyk's Caught in A Naughty Thing Called Life

May 27, 2015 00:50:00

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Papa Spyk's new book, A Naughty Thing Called Life . . . The Complete Story allows you to slip on Spyk's skin and experience his amazing life being lived at a heart-pounding rate until it all comes to an abrupt halt as years of reckless living finally took its devastating and life-changing toll, and to experience the agonizing and painful journey that is still not without its tears as Papa Spyk attempts to slowly rebuild his life, and just when you think things could not possibly get worse, they do. But Papa Spyk has something in him that allowed him to live that life, crash, and crash again and again, and to somehow against all the odds get up and experience life again, and to help create new life, in the form of his angel, his daughter, Angelyna. Papa Spyk is no saint, and knows it, he had it all, and blew it all many times over, until near-death experience changed all that.  Papa Spyk's a professional rugby player, top international model, actor, and stuntman and A Naughty Thing called Life is an honest story of his experience. Accorging to Papa Spyk, My ultimate dream in life is to have my book made into a Hollywood film, and if anyone has any contacts in the film industry please let me know, I so want to see my story on the big screen so I can make a difference to millions of people's lives. Visit him at: www.papaspyk.com or on Facebook: www.facebook.com/PapaSpykAuthor

Trish Wells, the Quick Antidote Queen

May 24, 2015 00:33:00

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Trish Wells is truly what you’d calll Gifted. Ask anyone that knows her personally. They will tell you that there is not much that she can't do. Ask her husband and he will tell you that keeping up with her is like following a one-year old around . . . always doing something. Trish wears many hats as a Interior Designer, Event Designer, Florist, Cook, Preacher, Teacher, Speaker, Singer, Dance, Builder, Writer, Producer, Playwright, and Author. How does a woman who is also a Business Owner, and Nanna have the time to write? Trish says that writing as her passion is an outlet where she can take all her builtup energy of frustration and channel it onto paper. A writer for several years now, she enjoys it tremendously. As a sought-after speaker, she has the ability to motivate her audience to move and change. All that she is and will ever be, she attributes to the Saving Grace of Jesus Christ. She and husband, Carlos Wells, Sr., are the proud parents of three sons, one daughter, a son-n-love and two grandchildren. Author Trish Wells has a variety of Inspirational and self-help books that will strengthen the life of her readers and help them toward the direction of change for the better. Visit Trish Wells at: http://rarebeautyauthor.wix.com/living-on-purpose-

ASWIFTT Publishing Literary Segment with Wendy Oliveras and Shess

May 17, 2015 01:04:00

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Show starts at 1:00 pm PST, 2:00 pm MST, 3:00 pm CST, 4:00 pm EST/AST. Have questions or comments? Call 646-721-9611. Come for the chat, stay for Shess, your game of life. Jan. 10, 2015 ASWIFTT PUBLISHING, LLC debuted its Literary Segment here by teaming up In the Author’s Corner with Etienne to bring gifted authors to our audience. Today Author Wendy Oliveras tells how to empower girls and women through Shess, a creative play on 2 words: she for female + chess for the game. The term represents your game of life and how a woman’s way of approaching her life can be, intellectually and cognitively, elevated by incorporating the skills, tactics, and strategies learned by playing the game of chess. Her book, Let’s Play Shess, is written to inspire and shake up women of all ages and backgrounds to take a chance, learn something new, and believe in their abilities. This book provides a fresh entertaining approach to exploring every woman’s inquisitive mind and entrepreneurial passion by playing chess. Everyone is certainly welcome to explore its wisdom. Shess is an all-encompassing term which represents “your game of life.” All of the circumstances which exist in your life, including challenges relevant to business development represent your individual “battlefield.” Whether on a personal or professional level, Shess relates to how you think, react, analyze and solve problems, and make decisions. While this book is dedicated to women, everyone is certainly welcome to explore its wisdom.

Stephen Schwertley Tells about Enemy in the Heartland

May 15, 2015 00:34:00

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Stephen Schwertley is a first-time fiction writer. After suffering a stroke in 2013, Steve’s creativity blossomed as he began to write the book he's had in his head from his college days. With his quirky sense of humor permeating his life, he lives in Cave Creek, AZ with his wife, Joy. and 2 Yorkies. Enemy in the Heartland is a believable story that is riveting from beginning to end – the author is a master of tying multiple characters and events into a single theme all the while creatively leaving possibilities for future branches or sequels.” ~ Michael D. Bush, Lieutenant Colonel, United States Army It’s hard to believe that this book is the first effort of its author, Stephen Schwertley. It isn’t often that you read a first novel with the detail of plot and beautifully crafted character development found in Enemy in the Heartland. This story of terrorists could have been taken right from the headlines in a newspaper in New York, London, Paris, or Tel Aviv. Rarely will you read a story so contemporary in its writing that it’s as realistic as a lead news story. As the reader flies through the pages of this book, you might wonder if someone had successfully cloned Tom Clancy (in his early years). You can’t go from page to page without wondering how long you could possibly hold your breath. Using a very large cast of characters, a reader might think that so many players would cause confusion & a need to make the effort to follow the intricately constructed storyline. But there’s no need to worry, because he's done a really admirable job of detailing not only a clearly defined plot  ~ a partial review from Ken Mitnick Visit Steve at: www.StephenSchwertleyAuthor.com/

Gerald Anderson Is Standing Firm

May 13, 2015 00:49:00

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Tonight Author Susanna K. Green of Sweet Nectar Publishing interviews Gerald C. Anderson, Sr. Raine Davis is abused and battered by her husband. The music industry's newest star is loved by millions and adores the limelight. However, in the darkness she’s suffering. She turns on her family and finds herself betrayed by her friends. How will she escape? Who are the men hiding in shadows, running the world? Gerald C. Anderson Sr.’s Standing Firm: One Family’s Fight Against Domestic Violence depicts the life of a young starlet with a thirst for fame. Turning her back on a loving family who live to the good word of the Lord, Raine joins forces with a shady man who delivers the fame he promises, but subjects her to harrowing abuse in the process. Gerald’s narrative is a microcosm of the abuse that plights the lives of millions of American women; a fictional tale with a very real wakeup call for reality. While domestic violence is hidden behind the doors of homes on almost every American street, each case is chillingly unique and often a product of the most bizarre circumstances. For the protagonist in Gerald’s searing new novel, her life of hurt and pain should have been a life under the spotlight. All is exposed in Standing Firm: One Family’s Fight Against Domestic Violence. Reading Raine’s story of abuse can be difficult and painful at times, but it tells a vital story. Visit Gerald: www.GeraldcAndersonSr.com/  Watch the trailer: https://youtu.be/DmRJnAjP1qI

ASWIFTT Publishing Literary Segment with Brenda Padgitt

May 10, 2015 01:04:00

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Show starts at 1:00 pm PST, 2:00 pm MST, 3:00 pm CST, 4:00 pm EST/AST. On Jan. 10, 2015 ASWIFTT PUBLISHING, LLC debuted its own Literary Segment here on In The Author’s Corner With Etienne. Brenda Johnson Padgitt of ASWIFTT PUBLISHING, LLC has teamed up with Etienne A. Gibbs of In The Author’s Corner With Etienne to discuss Literary, Visual, and Performing Arts topics, highlight featured authors; give literary tools and advice; and respond to listeners who call-in with comments or questions. The ASWIFTT PUBLISHING Literary Segment will continue to air on the second and third Saturdays of each month. This new program seeks to educate and enlighten the listening audience, especially novice and aspiring authors, on various literary, visual, and performing arts topics; provide marketing opportunities; address their concerns and questions, help listeners discover and seek out their passion in the Arts. On today's ASWIFTT PUBLISHING, LLC Literary Segment: Brenda Johnson Padgitt, Glenda Fields, and Eunice Bridges talk about their book project, What About Our Children? to be released June 15, 2015.  Have questions or cmments? Call 646-721-9611. Come for the chat, stay co-authoring can lead to success.  Show starts at 1:00 pm PST, 2:00 pm MST, 3:00 pm CST, 4:00 pm EST/AST. Contact Brenda Padgitt, CEO and Founder of ASWIFTT PUBLISHING, LLC, and get to know her better.  Visit Brenda at https://aswifttpublishing.wordpress.com/

Teshanne Phillip Presents a Women's Empowerment Affair, Part II

May 9, 2015 00:33:00

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"I am super excited to introduce my upcoming Elevate to a Better You; It’s a Women’s Empowerment Affair event, in St. Thomas on May 24th, 2015." ~ Teshanne Phillip. "Do you know a woman over the age of 18 who: * is a role model in her community? * is selfless and puts the needs of others first? * has impacted her community through her hard work and commitment? * has contributed to changing lives by the love she displays for others? Then recognize her for my Woman of the Year award. For application and nomination information, please email Risa Sasso: risa.sasso@yahoo.com." You do not want to miss the Elevate to a Better You; It’s a Women’s Empowerment Affair event! Besides amazing guest speakers, we will have door prizes and numerous surprises. Get your tickets today! Ticket sales outlets are Soul Creations, Lahaa’s Closet and Supreme Cuts on St. Thomas ??Hair in Paradise on St. John. "Get ready to be Elevated, Motivated and Celebrated! Virgin Islands, are you ready to Elevate?"

Pay It Forward Essay Winners at Leonard Dober Elementary School

May 6, 2015 00:33:00

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Winners of the Pay It Forward Essay: Today we get to interview and showcase the students of Ms Leteshia Fahie-Breedy's class who won in the Pay It Forward essay contest. Mission Statement: “At Leonard Dober Elementary School, we believe that learning is on-going and inter-related. We believe that all children can learn. It is our responsibility to find their learning styles, identify their strengths and weaknesses, and meet their needs. We are committed to preparing our students for a changing world; therefore, we will prepare them to think critically and solve problems. In order to do this, a partnership will be fostered between home, school, and community.” About Leonard Dober Elementary School: “As well as offering a high quality of teaching and extra-curricular activities to our students, we also have a commitment to ensure that our students receive the best guidance and support to insure they feel happy and safe here and are therefore able to thrive and achieve academically.” Student of the Month Awards: The selected winners of the Dober Award have displayed model student behavior. They have all maintained good grades and are always on their best behavior. Key persons: Ms LaVerne Lake Davis, coordinator of Pay It Forward USVI; Juelis Hodge, Dept. of Education-Pay It Forward liasion. Contact Leonard Dober Elementary School at: 9 and 10 Kronprindens Gade, St. Thomas, VI 00802 | Phone: 340-774-5874 | Fax: 340-774-5253

Teshanne Phillip Presents a Women's Empowerment Affair, Part I

May 2, 2015 00:31:00

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"I am super excited to introduce my upcoming Elevate to a Better You; It’s a Women’s Empowerment Affair event, in St. Thomas on May 24th, 2015." ~ Teshanne Phillip. "Do you know a woman over the age of 18 who: * is a role model in her community? * is selfless and puts the needs of others first? * has impacted her community through her hard work and commitment? * has contributed to changing lives by the love she displays for others? Then recognize her for my Woman of the Year award. For application and nomination information, please email Risa Sasso:risa.sasso@yahoo.com." Are you a vendor and looking for an opportunity to display your merchandise? Vendor opportunities are available at this event. For more information, please email Rawlina Camacho Mathurin: rawlinac@hotmail.com. Are you interested in marketing your business at an affordable rate? Then consider purchasing an ad to be displayed in the conference booklet. For additional information, please email me at tkphillip@gmail.com. You do not want to miss the Elevate to a Better You; It’s a Women’s Empowerment Affair event! In addition to amazing guest speakers, we will have door prizes and numerous surprises. Get your tickets today! Ticket sales outlets are: Soul Creations, Lahaa’s Closet and Supreme Cuts on St. Thomas and  ?Hair in Paradise on St. John. "Get ready to be Elevated, Motivated and Celebrated! Virgin Islands, are you ready to Elevate?"

Salute to Poets

May 1, 2015 02:02:00

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As National Poetry Month draws to a close, Susanna K. Green-Sawyer of Sweet Nectar Publishing and Etienne A. Gibbs of In the Author's Corner with Etienne have combined efforts on behalf of poets everywhere to present the poetry of 9  contributing poets to the Poetic Gumbo anthology in this special 2-hour event.  Poets will answer questions from the host and hostess, render their readings, and take questions or comments from the audience as time permits. To speak to the poets directly call 642-721-9611. Visit our chat room for the links to the poets' contact information and website links. Poet #1, Darlene Henderson, from Chicago, Illinois; lives in Tampa, Florida; her debut poem is included in the anthology. Poet # 2, Robert DoQui, from New Orleans, Louisiana, lives in New Orleans; actor, poet, writer.  Poet # 3, Billy Hitz, from Ozone Park, New York, lives in Margate, Florida; Radio  Host/Poet. Poet # 4 Aaron Hampton, from Newport, Rhode Island; lives in Tampa, Florida; Music Artist/Poet. Poet # 5, Kitty LaRue, from Detroit, Michigan; lives in San Antonio, Texas. Poet # 6, Darrell Freeman Jr., from Crowley, Louisiana; lives in Lake Charles, Louisiana; Author/Poet. Poet # 7, Justin Toney, from Wichita, Kansas; lives in Savannah, Georgia; Writer/Musician/Poet. Poet # 8, Levi Mericle, from Tucumcari, New Mexico; lives in Tucumcari, New Mexico; was in a documentary; Poet. Poet # 9, Enos Dade, from Brakwa, Western Ghana; lives in Tema, Ghana; considers himself a Neo Poet/Author.

Why Did Sophie Schiller Race to Tibet

Apr 30, 2015 00:34:00

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Sophie Schiller was born in Paterson, NJ and grew up in the West Indies amid aging pirates and retired German spies. Among other oddities her family tree contains a Nobel prize-winning physicist and a French pop singer.  She loves stories that carry the reader back in time to exotic and far-flung locations. She was educated at American University, Washington, DC and lives in Brooklyn, New York. She is currently working on a new historical thriller set in the Caribbean. While Sophie was writing Race to Tibet, she had set the first scene of the novel—an altercation between Gabriel Bonvalot and General Prejevalsky that may or may not be real—in Café Tortoni, a well-known café on the Rue des Italiens in Paris. But until today she had never known about the existence of this painting, even though she had been to the Isabella Stewart Gardner Museum in Boston numerous times, although not prior to March 18, 1990, the day it was stolen.  To me, Cafe Tortoni, with its sophisticated ambiance and suave reputation, known for being the meeting place of politicians, intellectuals, scholars, dandies, and ladies of the demi-monde seemed to be the perfect setting to place two opposing characters, and how much more so now that I can see it through Manet's eyes. According to Sophie, "All I can say is, Wow! and pray that someday Chez Tortoni is restored to its rightful place in the Isabella Stewart Gardner museum, one of Boston's great cultural treasures. I spent close to 2 years researching the book before I ever put pen to paper. I feel I learned so much about the geography, the history, the culture, and the Great Game that I could teach a course on it! I still hope that one day I can visit Tibet."

Leonard Dober Elementary Students Paying It Forward

Apr 28, 2015 00:12:00

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Due to technical difficulties, this show was not completed and will be rebroadcast on Tuesday, May 5, 2015. We apologize for the inconvenience. Winners of the Pay It Forward Award: Today we get to witness an award presentation to Ms. Edwards and Ms Leteshia Fahie-Breedy the teachers of students who won in the Pay It Forward essay contest. Mission Statement: “At Leonard Dober Elementary School, we believe that learning is on-going and inter-related. We believe that all children can learn. It is our responsibility to find their learning styles, identify their strengths and weaknesses, and meet their needs. We are committed to preparing our students for a changing world; therefore, we will prepare them to think critically and solve problems. In order to do this, a partnership will be fostered between home, school, and community.” AboutLeonard Dober Elementary School: “As well as offering a high quality of teaching and extra-curricular activities to our students, we also have a commitment to ensure that our students receive the best guidance and support to insure they feel happy and safe here and are therefore able to thrive and achieve academically.” Student of the Month Awards: The selected winners of the Dober Award have displayed model student behavior. They have all maintained good grades and are always on their best behavior. Key persons: Ms LaVerne Lake Davis, founder of the local chapter of the Pay It Forward organization; Juelis Hodge,  local Pay It Forward liasion. Contact Leonard Dober Elementary School at: 9 & 10 Kronprindens Gade, St. Thomas, VI 00802 | Phone: 340-774-5874 | Fax: 340-774-5253

Kenneth Simmons and The Land of Simonia

Apr 19, 2015 00:53:00

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Jan. 10, 2015 Brenda Johnson Padgitt of ASWIFTT PUBLISHING, LLC teamed up with Host Etienne A. Gibbs of In the Author’s Corner With Etienne to educate and enlighten the listening audience, especially novice and aspiring authors, on various literary, visual, and performing arts topics; provide marketing opportunities; address their concerns and questions, help listeners discover and seek out their passion in the Fine Arts. The ASWIFTT PUBLISHING Literary Segment airs on the second and third Saturdays of each month at 4:00 pm EST/AST; 3:00 CST; 2:00 MST; 1:00 PST. This week’s guest is Kenneth Simmons. Kenneth Simmons of Greenwood, Mississippi became a writer at the age of 19. His first book was about gospel poetry and his other book, a collection of stories. In 2001, when Kenneth gave his life to God, he stated that at that moment something was placed inside him. Kenneth’s current book, The Land of Simonia, is a fiction story about the life of 3 brothers; Kendeto Karru, Wayen Marsh, and Richus Tenshee in their quest to bring peace to their entire galaxy. Along the way their powers are tested by the galaxy's most elite warriors in their attempt to conquer Simonia. Victories are won and lives are lost but Simonia will live on. Simonia is a beautiful world created by Marrushee Oran whose goal was to create a new race of people that represent his kingdom. Kenneth’s goal is to give the world something fresh and new to see and read. He hopes his writings leave his readers wanting more and more of Simonia.

Jennifer Raygoza, Queen of The Guardians

Apr 18, 2015 00:33:00

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Jennifer Raygoza lives in Corona, California with her husband and children. Although she developed a love for writing poetry at the young age of 12, she did not want to become a writer when she was young. With dreams of becoming a Marriage Counselor and majoring in Psychology, she was given another goal to pursue. Although that dream did not work out, she provides relationship counseling for her family and friends. In 2013 Jennifer published her first book, The Guardians. Originally it was a story written for fun, and out of curiosity it was self-published. Little did she know that it would be a hit with vampire lovers. Fans encouraged her to write Part Two in the series. While working on another project, she pushed it back to write Part Two in the series at the request of her fans. The third and final book in The Guardians series came come out in September, 2014. Her latest novel, The Silver Lining, is due to be released next month -- May 2nd, 2015, to be exact.  Fun Info: Rumor has it that part one in this series sat around on a desk for five years unfinished, and once it was completed she held back publishing it for fear that no one would like it. Jennifer's Writing Inspirations: Music, Life and People.  Visit Jennifer at: http://JenniferRaygoza.webs.com/

Elizabeth S. Sullivan Is Purified

Apr 13, 2015 00:34:00

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Purified, a new novel by Elizabeth S. Sullivan, features a complex but brilliant female protagonist traversing a dark world to find the missing daughter of a ruthless power player. This suspenseful novel evokes the atmosphere of SEVEN and THE SILENCE OF THE LAMBS. Purified is a thrilling story that explores many dark subjects, including what it does to those who have to live in the world of killers in order to stop them.  When a mutilated body of an African American girl is found in a park sandbox, the media shows no interest. Instead, their attention is riveted on the disappearance of Olivia Safra, a college student and only child of the powerful and dangerous Richard Safra. Suspended ADA, Beck Oldman, demoted to a rookie PI is assigned her first cases to find a missing teenager and Olivia Safra.  Leads connect the murders to the Safra case. The investigation into her client's private life reveals a dark side in the relationship between a father and daughter and exacts his wrath against Beck. More girls are found murdered, putting Beck in a race to stop a serial killer and stop her own client from destroying her  Elizabeth S. Sullivan has been a semifinalist 3 times in the Nicholl Fellowship screenwriting competition and has won several other competitions. The playwright of 5 screenplays, Elizabeth  is managed by Alexia Melocchi of Little Studio Films. Visit Elizabeth at: http://venturegalleries.com/blog/a-woman-who-invades-crime-fiction-unafraid/

ASWIFTT Publishing Literary Segment with Brenda Padgitt

Apr 12, 2015 01:03:00

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On Jan. 10, 2015 ASWIFTT PUBLISHING, LLC debuted its own Literary Segment here on In The Author’s Corner With Etienne. Brenda Johnson Padgitt of ASWIFTT PUBLISHING, LLC has teamed up with Etienne A. Gibbs of In The Author’s Corner With Etienne to discuss Literary, Visual, and Performing Arts topics, highlight featured authors; give literary tools and advice; and respond to listeners who call-in with comments or questions. The ASWIFTT PUBLISHING Literary Segment will continue to air on the second and third Saturdays of each month. This new program seeks to educate and enlighten the listening audience, especially novice and aspiring authors, on various literary, visual, and performing arts topics; provide marketing opportunities; address their concerns and questions, help listeners discover and seek out their passion in the Arts. On today's ASWIFTT PUBLISHING, LLC Literary Segment: Why are principles important? What principles to follow for successful writing?What is the result of poor practice of principles in writing?. . . and more. Have questions or cmments? Call 646-721-9611. Come for the chat, stay to leran how using principles properly in your writing can lead to success.  Contact Brenda Padgitt, CEO and Founder of ASWIFTT PUBLISHING, LLC, and get to know her better.  Visit Brenda at https://aswifttpublishing.wordpress.com/

Why Is Emily Wallace Scarred for Life

Apr 10, 2015 00:33:00

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Emily Wallace is a motivational speaker and inspirational author of her unforgettable autobiography, Scarred for Life, an inspirational book that illustrates the struggles that she faced during her childhood. One day in 1980, Emily returned home from her daily learning environment, to find a house filled with nothing but emptiness. Her mother and her siblings were gone without leaving a forwarding address. This was the same day that Emily endured emotional distrust and experienced her childhood being snatched away from her within moments. After being abandoned by her mother, Emily realized that living on the dangerous streets of a major metropolitan city was a prerequisite to survival. While spending the remaining of her childhood on the streets, Emily experienced hunger that was so bad, it led to her eating out of the city owned garbage cans. However, hunger was by far not the only horrific thing that Emily encountered as a motherless child struggling to bear with the pressure of being homeless. Aside from experiencing deadly hunger, Emily also faced things ranging from being brutally beaten by a 28 year old to losing her innocence at the age of eleven, after being forcefully raped by 2 grown men. Scarred for Life narrates Emily's story, along with her thoughts, feelings, and emotions as she tried to succeed surviving on the streets. She tells of sleeping in vacant houses and under porches and experiencing child molestation by her older two brothers. She shares the stories of those who tried to help her and those who would not. Honest and shocking, Scarred for Life provides insight into the actual life of a little homeless girl and the horrors one can experience when living on the streets. Visit her at http://authortinasmith.weebly.com/

Dr. Denise Bennerson and The Daniel Series

Apr 9, 2015 00:35:00

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In 1997 Dr. Denise Bennerson wrote and published 3 children’s books: Daniel and Hurricane Marilyn, Daniel After Hurricane Marilyn, and Daniel and the Big Cruise Ship, and in 2001 she published 3 more children’s books: Daniel Gets a New Daddy, Daniel and the Christmas Festival, and Daniel and the 150th Emancipation Celebration. Written with St. Croix, US Virgin Islands as a backdrop for the stories, they are a wonderful introduction to Crucian Culture and Crucian History. Written about his experiences with real life situations, they are about hurricanes and cultural experiences, such as in, The Crucian Christmas Festival. According to Dr. Bennerson, "Children, like adults, learn by their experiences and their ability to communicate those experiences to others." Her hope is that, both children and adults through Daniel can have a sense of bonding with the character, because they may have also experienced similar situations. Dr. Bennnerson is also an award-winning Virgin Islands wedding photographer and portrait photographer. Specializing in wedding and portrait photography, her photography is for the sophisticated and discriminating client who appreciates her style of photography.  One site where you can find Dr. Bennerson is:  www.Facebook.com/Denise.Bennerson.3  or you canjoin her mailing list: http://goo.gl/f4yNV 

Transfer Day, the Book, on Transfer Day in the USVI, March 31,

Apr 1, 2015 00:48:00

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Sophie Schiller's book, Transfer Day, is a special edition of Spy Island that was written to commemorate the upcoming 100th Anniversary of Transfer Day (1917-2017). Today's date is March 31, 2015, the 98th anniversary of the original Transfer Day. The pictures in the slideshow have red and white border to commemorate The Danish flag. Soren Jensen is a Danish journalist on a mission. He's traveling to St. Thomas to pursue a human interest story, but he's really on a personal quest to uncover secrets about his own family's past. The story concerns an old woman named Abigail Maduro, who claimed on her deathbed to have averted a German takeover of the Danish West Indies during WWI. While investigating the story, Soren meets up with Claire Lehman, Abigail's granddaughter, who shares her grandmother's diary with Soren, which transports them both back to 1916 with its intriguing tale of spies, saboteurs, a mad voodoo queen, and a lonely deserter from a German U-boat who desperately tries to escape his past. During one fateful night, Soren learns the explosive truth about his own family's past, and how everybody's life was changed forever on one fateful day: Transfer Day.

Diana Broomfield, CEO at WDGP Radio and More

Mar 26, 2015 01:03:00

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Diana Broomfield, the owner/operatior of WDGP Radio, has set as her goal to bring her listeners the best in independent artists, writers, and poets, but she does not stop there. She also presents thought-provoking, educational, inspiring, and entertaining shows in the hopes of win you over as a loyal WDGP listener.  A customer-focused entrepreneur she is also interested in the type of programing her listeners would like to hear on WDGP. She even goes so far as to ask them,  "If you have a good idea for programing, Please send your suggestions."   "If you are an independent musician with a project you’d like considered for inclusion in WDGP rotation, submit it via the submission page." If that were not enough, she also has plans, in addition to bringing you the best in indie artists, to bring you the best in radio programing and Internet TV. WDGP Radio does not charge independent artist to play their tracks in rotation or to be guests on any of the shows at WDGP. The radio station stays afloat by selling advertising and by accepting donations from the public. Be sure to visit WDGP at for more information at www.WDGPRadio.net/ and www.facebook.com/diana.broomfield.

Glenda Fields, Preacher, Teacher, Author and Then Some More

Mar 23, 2015 01:04:00

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Glenda Fields is a co-founder of ASWIFTT Writer’s Guild and the author of her latest book. “Get Over It! Heal! Move On!: Facing The Enemy Within”. Glenda is also a licensed minister, evangelist, and author. Written as her personal memoirs, the book is a blend of her personal approach with a vision of God's Covering, Grace, Power, Purpose, and Destiny that unfolded throughout the pages depicting her life’s journey. These memoirs unveil the truth about our internal enemy, our worst nightmare, our biggest critic; our self by exposing how Satan uses people, things, places, in our lives to distort the true meaning of why we are here on planet earth.  It reveals his unknown and unseen strategies, woven in various stages of our life. Glenda is also the author of “Look Out The Enemy Is Coming,” “The Enemy Among Us,” “Conversations With God,” “Diary of a Man Heart of a Woman,” and “I am on the Verge.” For more information about Glenda and her books visit her website: www.godsanointedministries.com

Henrik Lockhart to Feature Danish PolCalypso Band

Mar 21, 2015 00:33:00

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On his local show on traditional radio this week Henrik Lockhart will bring to his audience the Danish Polcalypso Band with Kazio Kierpaul, a Dane with musical calypso roots and with songs of Crucian-born James "Jamesie" Brewster, of course. Accordong to Henrik, "Next week we will presnet an All-Danish show featuring Kazio's other Band Paulski og den nye verdensorden who just released their first album... their first single went to #1 in Denmark!!!" All this in keeping the Virgin Islands' celebration of Transfer Day on March 31st, 98 years since the United States bought the Virgin Islands (then known as the Danish West Indies) from Denmark. Henrik will share the who, what, how, what, and where behind his show as a local disc jockey.

A Panel of Two Authors Shining the Spotlight on Hubert Harrison

Mar 17, 2015 01:34:00

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The Virgin Islands Literary Festival and Book Fair will feature several events highlighting the historic Crucian writer and  activist, Hubert Harrison, the weekend of March 26-29. Saturday evening, March 28th, there will be a performance of David Edgecombe’s play Hubert Harrison.  Today we meet two gentlemen who diligently worked to bring the biography of a forgotten Virgin Islander to the forefront. One, an author, the other, a playwright, but they both wrote about Crucian-born Hubert Harrison, Dr. David Edgecombe, writer, director, instructor, and playwright has worked at the University of the Virgin Islands from 1990 to present. In 1992, he became director of the Reichhold Center for the Arts. He's "internationally known for several plays, including Strong Currents and Coming Home to Roost. Upon returning to the Islands, David joined the faculty at the University of the Virgin Islands and became their artist-in-residence, premièring his play, Heaven. Dr. Jeffrey Perry, formally educated at Princeton, Harvard, Rutgers, and Columbia,  preserved and inventoried the Hubert H. Harrison Papers and helped to place them at the Rare Book and Manuscript Library, Columbia University and to develop the Hubert H. Harrison Papers, 1893-1927: Finding Aid. He is the editor of A Hubert Harrison Reader (Wesleyan University Press, 2001) and the forthcoming Writings of Hubert Harrison. Dr. Perry will deliver a keynote address and a presentation discussing his work uncovering Harrison’s writings and documenting his story and work in Perry’s book, Hubert Harrison: The Voice of Harlem Radicalism, 1883-1918 (Columbia University Press). Follow Dr. David Edgecombe and Dr. Jeffrey Perry on their Facebook page.

Wanda DeHaven Pyle, Author of Windborne, and The Legacy Trilogy

Mar 16, 2015 00:33:00

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Wanda DeHaven Pyle, a late-comer to the field of writing, grew up on a farm in the Flint Hills of Kansas. A frequent writer of stories as a child, she always thought that one day she would grow up to become a writer. Unfortuntely, life had a way of intervening in the best of her plans. Wanda is descended from a long line of educators going back as far as anyone can remember. It seemed a natural course for her to take at a time when few careers were open to women. Thus, a career in education coincided nicely with marriage and children and allowed her the flexibility to be home when they were little while still pursuing her love of literature. Retiring after 38 years as a teacher and administrator, Wanda decided to reinvent myself as an author and pursue a dream that had been deferred since childhood. Want to interact with Wanda? Visit her at www.WandaDeHavenPyle.com/ .

ASWIFTT Publishing Literary Segment with Brenda Padgitt

Mar 15, 2015 01:02:00

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March 14, 2015 at 5:00 pm EST/AST On Jan. 10, 2015 ASWIFTT PUBLISHING, LLC co-hosted its own Literary Segment right here on In The Author’s Corner With Etienne. Brenda Johnson Padgitt of ASWIFTT PUBLISHING, LLC has teamed up with Etienne A. Gibbs of In The Author’s Corner With Etienne to discuss Literary, Visual, and Performing Arts topics, highlight featured authors; give literary tools and advice; and respond to listeners who call-in with comments or questions. The ASWIFTT PUBLISHING Literary Segment will continue to air on the second and third Saturdays of each month. This new program seeks to educate and enlighten the listening audience, especially novice and aspiring authors, on various literary, visual, and performing arts topics; provide marketing opportunities; address their concerns and questions, help listeners discover and seek out their passion in the Arts. On today's ASWIFTT PUBLISHING, LLC Literary Segment: What Is Your Passion In The Arts?  Is Your Passion Literary, Visual, or Performing Arts?  Come for the chat, stay to find your Passion and your Nitch. Contact Brenda Padgitt, CEO and Founder of ASWIFTT PUBLISHING, LLC, and get to know her better. Have questions or cmments? Call 646-721-9611. Visit Brenda at https://aswifttpublishing.wordpress.com/

John Vourlis – Practicing Yoga for Freedom

Mar 11, 2015 00:33:00

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Yoga For Freedom is the true story of 20 American yoga students and teachers who went to Nepal on a two-week trip to Nepal and came home forever changed. Author John P. Vourlis takes you on a magical journey that combines social reportage from a faraway land steeped in the mystique of the Himalayas, with a fascinating, poignant, and at times funny journey of self-reflection for this group of diverse travelers. The book contains many incredible color photographs and is based in large part on the journals kept by each member of the group. The serendipity of the excerpts from these journals at first catches you unaware, but then as you move along in the journey with the author, he makes you feel, in a special sort of way, as if you are a member of this band of adventurous travelers. These intrepid travelers not only visited some of the holiest spiritual sites of Buddhism and the country’s spectacular natural wonders, but also spent time at both a private and a government-run orphanage in Kathmandu, as well as an orphanage in western Nepal that was on the front lines of the child slavery problem. Visit John's website for more information: www.hometownmediaproductions.com/

Erika Romo, TV News Producer, Setting the Pace in the US Virgin Islands

Feb 28, 2015 00:49:00

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Erika Romo is a TV producer, reporter, and anchor at CBS 2 TV in St. Thomas, US Virgin Islands since June 2014 bringing the production of the first Spanish-speaking news in the US Virgin Islands.

ASWIFTT Publishing Literary Segment with 10-year-old author, Kamille Padgitt

Feb 22, 2015 01:04:00

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Feb 14, 2015 at 1:00 pm PST, 2:00 pm MST, 3:00 pm CST, 4:00 pm EST, or 5:00 pm AST The Jersey Devil Is Not REAL! is a Realistic Fiction Story about a little girl who draws her own conclusion about the legend of the Jersey Devil. She learns about the information while playing on her favorite website, Poptropica. She began to wonder if the Jersey Devil was real.   Kamille Padgitt, the author, is a 10-year-old who loves to write and draw. The Jersey Devil Is Not REAL! is her first published book. As a member of ASWIFTT Jr. Writer’s Guild, Kamille is receiving mentoring and support to develop her chosen literary craft. An extraordinary student who attends a college preparatory middle school, Kamille takes AP classes and serves on her school’s student council.  Her accomplishments include the ASWIFTT Literary AWARD for her publication The Jersey Devil Is Not REAL!, the ASWIFTT Community Outreach AWARD for her participation in “ASWIFTT JR. Members READS To KIDS” in 2014 at Pat’s Learning Academy, the ASWIFTT Performing Arts AWARD for her participation as a vocalist in the All City Choir for her school district. She recently won a silver medal for her participation in the Irma P. Hall Theatre Arts Festival. She wants to publish more fiction stories in the future. Her desire is to become a teacher and author like her mother. She enjoys singing, painting, ballet, drawing and riding her bicycle. For more information about Kamille and her upcoming books, e-mail her at: books@aswifttpublishing.com

ASWIFTT Publishing Literary Segment with Brenda Padgitt

Feb 15, 2015 00:08:00

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Feb 14, 2015 at 1:00 pm PST, 2:00 pm MST, 3:00 pm CST, 4:00 pm EST, or 5:00 pm AST On Jan. 10, 2015 ASWIFTT PUBLISHING, LLC co-hosted its own Literary Segment right here on In The Author’s Corner With Etienne. Brenda Johnson Padgitt of ASWIFTT PUBLISHING, LLC has teamed up with Etienne A. Gibbs of In The Author’s Corner With Etienne to discuss Literary, Visual, and Performing Arts topics, highlight featured authors; give literary tools and advice; and respond to listeners who call-in with comments or questions. The ASWIFTT PUBLISHING Literary Segment will continue to air on the second and third Saturdays of each month. This new program seeks to educate and enlighten the listening audience, especially novice and aspiring authors, on various literary, visual, and performing arts topics; provide marketing opportunities; address their concerns and questions, help listeners discover and seek out their passion in the Arts. On today's ASWIFTT PUBLISHING, LLC Literary Segment What Is Your Passion In The Arts?  Is Your Passion Literary, Visual, or Performing Arts? Come for the chat, stay ti find your Passion and your Nitch. Contact Brenda Padgitt, CEO and Founder of ASWIFTT PUBLISHING, LLC, and get to know her better. Have questions or cmments? Call 646-721-9611. Visit Brenda at https://aswifttpublishing.wordpress.com/

Jewel and Lynelle, Mother and Daughter Authors

Feb 14, 2015 00:48:00

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Jewel Amethyst Daniel, a scientist, an author who writes under the name Jewel Amethyst, and an educator, enjoys combining her love of science and writing to teach kids about exciting science concepts.  Her first full-length novel, A Marriage of Convenience was released August 2009 and her holiday romance story, From SKB with Love is part of an anthology of romance stories Holiday Brides was released in October 2009. In 2013 Jewel was recruited as one of the launch authors for Amazon Kindle worlds, publishing her novella, Indiscretion as part of the YA suspense Pretty Little Liars Kindle Worlds fantasy fiction. Jewel’s new romance novel, Hurricane of the Heart will be released in summer 2015. In 2014 Jewel themed up with her 11 year old daughter to publish the first in a series of children’s science adventure novels, Zapped! Danger in the Cell. Jewel has managed to combine her three loves: science, writing, and teaching into a fun and educational book with a science theme, that aligns well with elementary and middle school science curricula.  With a PhD in Biology from University of Virginia, Jewel has taught at middle and high school level and is now faculty at a Maryland college. Lynelle A. Martin, a sixth grader in Baltimore County, has an avid interest in science and adventure. Inspired by her mother’s writing, Lynelle began penning her first novel at the age of 8 and enjoyed seeing her labor of love come to fruition when her debut novel, Zapped! Danger in the Cell. Lynelle enjoys soccer, playing the clarinet, and partaking in gymnastics; but even more fun, she loves letting her imagination run wild while writing her stories.

Dolores DeLuce, a Diva with a Wicked Wit

Feb 7, 2015 00:33:00

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In her memoir Dolores De Luce, a five-foot Diva in six-inch heels, takes us on the bumpy ride from her grey days in New Jersey through her escape to the refuge of the tumultuous post-Stonewall days in ‘70s Los Angeles and Gay San Francisco. After giving birth to a mixed-race daughter and being rejected by her Italian American family, Dolores created a new family with the most unlikely people under the most unusual circumstances.   Dolores confesses to living with the notorious film legend, Divine, and being baptized in the filth of John Waters, selling barbiturates to most of the pill-popping homos on the West Coast, and then sleeping with half of them once their high kicked in. Edie Massey, Divine’s film mother, proclaimed Dolores the illegitimate daughter of Divine and Rip Taylor declared her the winner of $1.98 Beauty Show. Even Joan Rivers approved of her racy video that the Fox censors, deemed too dirty to air on her late night talk show. Readers who devoured the Counter Culture Diva's confessions in her first memoir, My Life, a Four Letter Word, will be delighted to know that Blow Jobs, picks up where that book ended. It takes the reader up and down the ladder to stardom, and brings you up to date, revealing the fate of this aging Diva. While dropping more names than the Beverly Hills 'Who's Who', our Diva brings unique insight to the lives of the rich and famous from her fly-on-the=wall view. From being Dean Martin’s maid to a bimbo’s slave that led to pubic hair trimming on XXX film sets she spares no details. Visit her at www.counterculturediva.com

Ron Vincent’s Comic Novel, Mother's Day

Feb 2, 2015 00:33:00

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Ron Vincent grew up in Fort Walton Beach, Florida and has graduate degrees from Texas A & M and the University of Notre Dame. He has taught high school students in California's Central Valley for almost thirty years. His comic novel, Mother's Day, reflects the cadences, humor, and eccentricities he remembers growing up in Okaloosa County, Florida. Excerpt: Phil Oglesby hasn’t spoken to his mother in years. And she doesn’t seem to care until he surprises her with a Mother’s Day visit that becomes the biggest mistake he’s ever made. Williemaye, Phil’s mom, is not a Norman Rockwell mom. For many people the Sunday set aside to celebrate motherhood is often regarded as a celebration of the deepest ties, the warmest memories, and the best emotions. Phil’s Mother’s Day is like being invited to a birthday party where the guests decide to hang you. Sometimes in life, it is often a much better idea to stay at home.

Nadine Hays Pisani’s Happier Than a Billionaire

Jan 31, 2015 00:33:00

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Nadine Hays Pisani, a native of Elizabeth, New Jersey, who attended Rutgers University, resides in Costa Rica with her husband and dog, Clementine. Nadine is the author of the best-selling series, Happier than a Billionaire. She shares her weekly adventures on her blog: www.happierthanabillionaire.com where she writes, “All I can tell you is that I was one of those individuals who was burnt out from the rat race. Maybe that was my addiction as well. It’s easy to become a workaholic. It can sneak up on you disguised as the American Dream. The interesting thing about my journey is that I still have a strong work ethic, however it has taken on a more creative form. What I have discovered is that when I do creative things, work no longer feels like work: I finally feel like I have a life that fits.” When not writing, you can find her at the beach, on the back of a scooter, or frantically tossing scorpions out of her bed. Join her  on her blog as she navigates living as an expat in the sometimes confusing, always beautiful, country of Costa Rica.

Kim Robinson, Author, Among Other Things

Jan 30, 2015 00:34:00

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Kim Robinson's father, a tailor, inspired me. The first thing Kim ever made, a halter top, was the kind with the choker ring around the neck. She attached some yellow yarn as hair, buttons for eyes, and for lips, a red licorice. Sadly, the California sun melted the licorice all over the place, but every little girl in the neighborhood was exchanging their toys for one. In addition to continuing her sewing throughout high school, Kim was in the modeling club, where she, along with her friends showcased her designs. Remember, this was the late 70’s when Superfly and Cleopatra Jones were The Thang. Kim progress to making long coats and lace up pants out of recycled Levi’s.  Currently writing a story entitled Street Life to Housewife, Kim assures you that the title speaks for itself. The author of four other books near completion, one is best described as Murder she wrote for the hood.’ Kim's goal is to comlete an  eight-book series. She is close to completing God Ain’t Spelled Government. where the alumni of Dominguez High School, Class of '77 has leaked a government conspiracy at her twenty-year class reunion. The Government does not know to whom the conspiracy was leaked, Consequently, they Government set out to kill everyone who attended the reunion. Three books Kim rely upon. One is Green Pharmacy while the other is Live Right for Your Type. Her most important is The Holy Bible.

Mondays at 8 - Authors Supporting Authors with Lawren Green

Jan 27, 2015 01:03:00

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Times: 8:00 pm EST / 9:00 AST. Please check the time in your time zone. Welcome to our Mondays at 8:00: Authors Supporting Authors series, brought to you as a joint project by authors April Thomas and Etienne A. Gibbs. Each week we shall interview authors about their work and the disciple behind their writing. Call 646-721-9611 during the show with your questions or comments. This week's author: Lawren Green  Lawren E. Greene, a New Jersey native, provides a humble and fresh perspective on life from an urban New Jersey setting. With his expressive writing style, he evokes the reader by making them feel like they are right in the book. He revolutionizes ones’ thought processes throughout his 12 volumes (Mortally Immortal and Diary of a Waterman) consisting of his life; challenging the reader to think about their own purpose in life. Lawren maintains a BS in Economics from North Carolina Agricultural and Technical State University; a MS in Management Information Systems from Kean University; and a MS in Human Resource Management from Thomas Edison State College. Also a premier spoken-word artist, Lawren has produced 5 albums; and working on number 6. He is also the founder and operator of www.transactioncity.com, a premier global eCommerce marketplace, the first of its kind. Lawren, the artist, entrepreneur, scholar, and refreshing individual.

Shan Marie, Author and Blogger

Jan 24, 2015 00:34:00

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Born, Shanna Marie Teasley in December of 1980 to Deacon James (deceased) and Deaconess Priscilla Teasley; Shan Marie is a native of Atlanta, Georgia.  Raised in nearby Decatur, Georgia (east of Atlanta), she is the middle child with an older brother and younger sister.  Searching for a place to belong and how she could fit into the equation of life, at the tender age of nine she wrote her first short story.  Always having a vivid imagination – in addition to real life situations and circumstances – she began to put her thoughts and feelings on paper. Overwhelmed with a need to express herself – also to simply entertain others – Shan Marie continued to explore the newly found love for literature.  She fell head-over-heels in love with Urban Fiction, Thrillers, Suspense and Mystery novels.  By the age of seventeen, she’d completed her very first novel; needless to say, she’s grown emotionally and mentally since then, bringing her writing full circle.  Shan Marie diligently writes with a heart-filled desire to provide heart-wrenching and warming fiction for her readers.  Writing novels that specialize in heroin based plots with the twists and turns of street life is her passion.  Full of love for a plethora of genres, she’s completed eight novels; including an Urban Christian novel and the first of an Urban Murder Mystery series.   Visit Shan Marie at http://www.shan-marie.com/

Latoya Chandler Shares Why She's Torn

Jan 22, 2015 00:34:00

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Latoya Chandler, a New York-based writer, enjoys a career as an executive assistant to the CEO of a non-profit organization. When not busy writing or burying her nose in books of the urban romance/fiction persuasion, Latoya enjoys spending time with her family, consisting of her five loving children and her very patient better half. In October of 2013, Latoya's life changed drastically when she realized she wasn't crazy and the people talking--or the voices in her head--were actually the voices of her potential characters desperately wanting to be heard. She began writing and before she knew it, she had penned her first novel, Torn: I Don't Need You, But I Want You. Latoya's pride and joy is scheduled to be released and published this winter from her long-desired personal publishing company, Passion Publications. Connect with Latoya and get to know the woman behind the pen by clicking on her Facebook author page at https://www.facebook.com/AuthorLatoyaChandler

Cortina Jackson Tells about On Earth as It Is in Hell

Jan 21, 2015 00:33:00

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Cortina Jackson, a doting mother of 2 sons, received her Master’s degree in Criminal Justice. With over 15 years of law enforcement experience and knowledge, she has seen firsthand that; oftentimes, life is scarier than fiction. This has given her a basis for the material in her writing that often seems too detailed to be true. She currently resides in McKinney, TX, where she is working on her second Master’s degree and her next novel. Cortina is enthusiastic about sharing her passion for writing with you.   An excerpt: Hell, a word that not only describes a dark, fiery underworld, but also defines periods in our lives. Thus is the case for the 3 characters, Clara, Nick, and Toni, portrayed in this thriller. The story line follows: Clara, the unbeliever due to God’s lack of intervention; Toni, Clara’s friend; homosexual by nature, faithful friend by design; and Nick, a pastor who endures his own trials. Their lives intersect as they each experience turmoil and tragedy in their lives. However, no matter the trials and tribulations that they face, choices must still be made that will determine their future. With all of the Hell on earth occurring these days, the one place that one can expect to find refuge is the church. What happens when .   View her book trailer on YouTube and visit her website here: www.CortinaJackson.com/  

Mondays at 8 - Authors Supporting Authors with Shawn Starling

Jan 20, 2015 01:04:00

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Times: 8:00 pm EST / 9:00 AST. Please check your time zone. Welcome to our Mondays at 8:00: Authors Supporting Authors series, brought to you as a joint project by authors April Thomas and Etienne A. Gibbs. Each week we shall interview authors about their work and the disciple behind their writing. Call 646-721-9611 during the show with your questions or comments. This week's author: Shawn Starling According to Shawn Starling, “The words by the late rapper, The Notorious B.I.G., could not have been a better way to introduce myself. Those words describe the exact essence of my beginning. They represent what was and what lives inside of me even in this transitioning period of my life. To recognize one’s faults is the key to understanding the direction you are heading in. Opening my eyes to my own truths blessed me with a consciousness that I consider God Sent. I understand. Just like the character in my book, Real, I grew up in Mosby Court Projects inside the home with a dedicated Christian family.”  “I too, chose the streets over the integrity and values I was raised with. I too, wanted more without realizing everything I really needed was right in front of me. I too, lost it all in the blink of an eye. I was a scared little boy. When the realization of that statement hit me, it was at a time when I could truly say I had become man. Reading this, you may asked, ‘How could a grown man say he was a scared little boy?’  "Well, that is the truth. Here I stand with my first published novel, REAL RECOGNIZE REAL, and 8 more unpublished manuscripts to follow. I am a father of two beautiful daughters and a grown man. Today I can say that and know that it is the truth. It is the truth without a façade to hide behind. I am a sole survivor.

Jackie Vernon-Thompson Shares From the Inside-Out School of Etiquette

Jan 19, 2015 00:34:00

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In Jan. 2014, Jackie Vernon-Thompson, Founder and President of From the Inside-Out School of Etiquette LLC, was inspired by the Holy Spirit to create a school that teaches girls to perform at their optimum. In our fast-paced society, there is a definite need for this service. Jackie has earned a Bachelor’s Degree of Science in Business focusing on Communications. A certified Etiquette Consultant for the International community, Jackie has worked with girls in the urban and suburban communities for many years and is blessed with the ability to meet each girl where she is in order to be effective. For several years, she has been afforded the opportunity to conduct etiquette skills and self-enhancement workshops at her church for a girl’s group called the Pearlettes. From the Inside-Out School of Etiquette LLC works with each girl internally, with her attitude, what she thinks of herself, the standards she has set for herself and any self-inflicting faults created. Once those concerns and others are addressed, there is a strong possibility that she will be a changed young lady, for the better, from the inside out. Jackie also believes in philanthropy and has, in many cases, shared her gift of teaching etiquette and self-enhancement classes at various venues. It is her prayer that every lesson taught will resonate with each girl for life. Parents today are experiencing such busy schedules and sometimes do not have the opportunity to teach their daughters the necessary etiquette and life skills. The desire of every parent is that their daughter grows to become a well-rounded, respectful young lady and one who will superbly perform in any environment. Unfortunately, the day just doesn’t seem to have enough hours. "Where did the time go?" you ask yourself. Let From the Inside Out School of Etiquette, LLC. be a part of the village to raise your daughter.

ASWIFTT Publishing Literary Segment with Eunice Bridges

Jan 18, 2015 01:04:00

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Jan. 10, 2015 Brenda Johnson Padgitt of ASWIFTT PUBLISHING, LLC teamed up with Host Etienne A. Gibbs of In the Author’s Corner With Etienne to educate and enlighten the listening audience, especially novice and aspiring authors, on various literary, visual, and performing arts topics; provide marketing opportunities; address their concerns and questions, help listeners discover and seek out their passion in the Fine Arts. The ASWIFTT PUBLISHING Literary Segment airs on the second and third Saturdays of each month at 1:00 pm PST; 2:00 pm MST; 3:00 pm CST; 4:00 pm EST; and 5:00 pm AST. This week’s guest is Eunice Bridges. Eunice Bridges, as the founder and Executive Director of EB's Flip the Script Productions, LLC, is the mother of 3, grandmother of 6. The main purposes of EB's Flip the Script Production, LLC are to lift up the name of the Lord, Jesus, and to minister throughout our community. Born in Mobile, Alabama, Eunice moved to California at the age of 6 years old. In 1978, Eunice graduated from Cordova Senior High School and is currently working as a Deputy Clerk III for the Superior Courts of California. Published Author: Destiny of Flight (2010) and A Day Like Mine (2010); upcoming publications: A Child's Laughter and Silent Cry (2012); Short films (DVD) The Prayer of a Righteous Seed (2006) and Ain't Going Out Like That (2011); a DVD commercial: In My Life Time (2010); Radio Broadcasting with ASWIFTT Writer's Guild. Contact Eunice at http://www.ebsflipit.com/

Let's Meet Canadian Pryde

Jan 17, 2015 00:35:00

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Pryde Foltz was born in Winnipeg, Canada, where she learned to walk on hard-packed snow and to deal with the inevitable of a fall-through. "Don’t panic! You aren’t going to die. Take your foot out of the boot; then dig out the boot; and they won’t find your melting corpse in the spring.", she told herself, After a short stay in Surrey, British Columbia.— only the most glamorous cities for her — she attended high school in Calgary, Alberta. The Cow-garians didn’t let her go until she could yee-haw like a pro. While at UBC, the yee-haw morphed into a tongue-curl call of a warrior princess. Pryde obtained a Bachelor of Arts degree in Theatre and later a Bachelor of Education degree. She has taught both in Vancouver and Japan and traveled extensively. Currently, she is a stay-at-home mom and a frequent denizen of Vancouver Starbucks. Books: The Wisp, Tatoo, Monsters, and Strays Visit her at http://www.prydefoltz.com/

From the Mind of Pauline Griffin

Jan 16, 2015 00:33:00

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Pauline (P. M.) Griffin, writing since her early childhood, enjoys telling a good tale. Since she always works with characters and situations that are deeply interesting to her, she finds the research as rewarding as the scribbling/keying.  Her Irish love of story-telling, coupled with her passion for history, the natural world, and the above-mentioned research,  have resulted in 19 novels and 12 short stories, 2 Muse Medallion Award winners among them, all in the challenging realms of science fiction and fantasy.  Pauline lives in Brooklyn, New York, with her cats Jinx, Katie, and Nickolette and 3 tropical fish aquariums and devotes just about every 'spare' moment to writing, research, and reading.  All her published books and stories to date are s-f or fantasy. Her solid adventure tales are character-driven and character-oriented. Two of the short stories won the Cat Writers' Association's Muse Medallion Award. Her books are for adults (because of vocabulary, sentence structure, etc., not because of objectionable content), although a good reader who is much younger would also enjoy them. She could have read any of them at the age of 10 or 11. Visit Pauline at www.pmgriffin.com/.

Mondays at 8 - Authors Supporting Authors with Janis Mavis

Jan 13, 2015 01:03:00

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Times: 8:00 pm EST / 9:00 AST. Please check the time in your time zone. Welcome to our Mondays at 8:00: Authors Supporting Authors series, brought to you as a joint project by authors April Thomas and Etienne A. Gibbs. Each week we shall interview authors about their work and the disciple behind their writing. Call 646-721-9611 during the show with your questions or comments. This week's author: Janis Mavis  Janis Mavis is a self-published author of Feelings Inside Of Me, A Collection of Inspirational Poetry to Touch the Heart and Open the Soul. A native of Washington, D. C., Ms Mavis is talented as a Creative Writer, Entrepreneur, and Motivational Speaker. Ms Mavis majored in Computer Information Systems. Subsequently, she developed a home-based business (V&J Graphics Design) where she offered services such as: creative writing, graphic design, and programs for all events and occasions. A creative writer, with the goal to inform and assist people of all generations with their creative ability and expressions, she created her book, Feelings Inside of Me, A Collection of Inspirational Poetry to Touch the Heart and Open the Soul. I sponsored creative writing workshops and Book Signings at the Martin Luther King Library in Washington, D.C and the Covenant House of Washington, DC. Presently marketing her book, Feelings Inside Of Me, She is also providing services such as creative writing for all events and special occasions. In the midst of drafting her second collection book of poetry, she anticipates that it will be published this year. Visit Ms Mavis at www.feelingsinsideofjmavis.com.

ASWIFTT Publishing Literary Segment with Brenda Padgitt and Guest

Jan 11, 2015 01:03:00

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Beginning Jan. 10, 2015 ASWIFTT PUBLISHING, LLC will host its own Literary Segment in 2015 right here on In The Author’s Corner With Etienne. Brenda Johnson Padgitt of ASWIFTT PUBLISHING, LLC has teamed up with Host Etienne A. Gibbs of In The Author’s Corner With Etienne to discuss Literary, Visual and Performing Arts topics, highlight featured authors; give literary tools and advice; and respond to listeners who call-in with comments or questions. The ASWIFTT PUBLISHING Literary Segment will air on the second and third Saturdays of each month at 1:00 pm PST; 2:00 pm MST; 3:00 pm CST: 4:00 pm EST; and 5:00 pm AST. The new program seeks to educate and enlighten the listening audience, especially novice and aspiring authors, on various literary, visual and performing arts topics; provide marketing opportunities; address their concerns and questions, help listeners discover and seek out their passion in the Arts. ASWIFTT PUBLISHING Literary Segment is set to air on January 10, 2015 at 1:00 pm PST; 2:00 pm MST; 3:00 pm CST: 4:00 pm EST; and 5:00 pm AST. Today we'll say "Hello!" and "Welcome!" to Brenda Padgitt, CEO and Founder of ASWIFTT PUBLISHING, LLC, and get to know her better. Have questions or cmments? Call 646-721-9611. https://aswifttpublishing.wordpress.com/ and http://books0.wix.com/brendapadgitt#!vstc3=biography  

Johnathon J. Smith Dares to Dream, Plays to Win

Jan 7, 2015 00:57:00

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Times: 7:00 pm EST / 8:00 pm AST  www.DaretoDreamPlaytoWin.com Johnathon J. Smith seeks to inspire student-athletes with his new children's book, Dare to Dream, Play to Win. A heart-warming and motivational story presented as part of a world-class package, Smith wrote the book to show how young children can take the lessons learned from sports and apply them to the classroom. It is designed to encourage them to stay in school and learn all they can while still participating in team sports. The book discusses some of the issues Johnathon faced as an athlete. A former University of Connecticut football player, Smith was hungry to be a great student athlete. He says, “You see, I was in search of a quick way to cash in, but somewhere along the way I realized that an education was far more valuable than what any sport or paycheck could offer.” He transferred to the University of Delaware where a greater emphasis was placed on academics. Since graduating, he started a personal fitness company that provides personal training services from the comfort of his own studio, select outdoor locations in South Florida, or his clients’ own fitness facilities. He is also actively volunteers to many events and nonprofit organizations serving kids. Smith pursued an NFL career after rising through the ranks to play Division I football. Through his experiences he came to realize that he needed to focus on his degree because football wasn’t going to support him for the rest of his life. Finalizing an adult book with the same title, he designed it to be a guide for those who desire to pursue college sports.

Mondays at 8 - Authors Supporting Authors with Ben Burgess, Jr.

Jan 6, 2015 01:03:00

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Times: 8:00 pm EST / 9:00 AST. Please check the time in your time zone. Welcome to our Mondays at 8:00: Authors Supporting Authors series, brought to you as a joint project by authors April Thomas and Etienne A. Gibbs. Each week we shall interview authors about their work and the disciple behind their writing. Call 646-721-9611 during the show with your questions or comments. This week's author: Ben Burgess, Jr. Ben Burgess, Jr. is the author of the award-winning novel, Monster, the poetry book, Times Have Changed and Life is Strange, and his new novel, Wounded. An active performer of spoken word poetry, Ben uses his love of writing to inspire and influence youth to strive for what they believe in, and to never give up on their dreams. His poetry book, Times Have Changed and Life is Strange, and his novel, Monster, are currently used in schools on the Lower East Side of Manhattan in New York City. With a BA degree in Business Management and a MA degree in Educational Leadership, Ben is the proud father of his daughter, Jaelynn, and is active in improving urban neighborhoods and communities.

Bishop L. L. Cato, Man of God and Author

Jan 1, 2015 00:33:00

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Notice: Due to Bishop Cato's illness, today's show has been postponed. Watch for a rescheduled date. Times: 2:00 pm (CST) / 4:00 pm (AST) - Check your Time Zone! Bishop L.L. Cato, born Nov. 15, 1940 in La Grange, Texas, graduated Blackshear High School in 1959. Having received his calling into ministry in 1967, he became a pastor 4 years later. Bishop Cato started his own ministry and is the pastor at Calvary Temple.  He attended Cedar Valley College and worked at a drug store. While working at the drug store he met his beautiful wife. He and his wife celebrate over 52 years of marriage. They adopted two children. His son is a guitar player and his daughter plays the organ at Calvary Temple.  Bishop Cato says he gives God all the glory for his accomplishments. ASWIFTT PUBLISHING, LLC released Under The Influence Of The Holy Ghost: Bishop Cato’s Sermon Collection by L.L. Cato on November 15, 2014. Under The Influence Of The Holy Ghost is a collection of sermons Bishop Cato preached and taught over the years in ministry. Called to ministry in 1967, he has written over 100 sermons. He is passionate about ministry and being a good shepherd. Bishop Cato’s sermon collection will inspire, educate, and motivate you to live according to the Bible.

Mondays at 8, Authors Supporting Authors with Donovan Tate

Dec 30, 2014 01:03:00

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Times: 8:00 pm EST / 9:00 AST. Please check the time in your time zone. Welcome to our Mondays at 8:00: Authors Supporting Authors series, brought to you as a joint project by authors April Thomas and Etienne A. Gibbs. Each week we shall interview authors about their work and the disciple behind their writing. Call 646-721-9611 during the show with your questions or comments. This week's author: Donovan "Bladerunner" Tate Born  on Aug. 26, 1969, in Birmingham, Alabama, Donovan Allen Tate inherited the gift of music. After taking lessons he played the piano, electric organ, & sang in the church choir. His ambition to become an actor and an anchor news reporter halted when he became influence by bands he saw on MTV in the early 80’s. Tate’s musical career began at age 12 as a songwriter, during his 32-year career he worked on numerous projects such as Echoes in the Dark, Code Bleu, Wave Nouveau, Donovan 2525, and Dawn Chorus. His current project, his solo XI-VOX, is his first contemporary Christian synth-pop album, “A New Beginning”, off his own label Electro Underground.  Tate not only worked in the music industry as an artist, producer, manager, music coordinator, dj, journalist, and Minister of Music, but also in other field in the entertainment industry as on a local cable TV channel and performing at events and clubs doing original contemporary, romantic, and gothic poetry. Studying music, art, photography, computer & data entry, he earned his Associate Degree in the Arts from Faulkner University. 

Teshanne Phillip Gets You Ready to Elevate Your Life

Dec 27, 2014 00:34:00

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Growing up as a young girl on St. John, in the US Virgin Island Teshanne Phillip fondly recalls the island women who served as her mentors. Now, with the release of her first book, Elevate, Phillip hopes to empower young women in the Virgin Islands — and nationwide — by sharing her own experiences and by teaching them about subjects like forgiveness, achieving greatness, and setting and accomplishing goals. “I am so excited about this new project, and I am blown away by the feedback that I’ve been receiving on the book,” said Phillip. The St. John native, who graduated from Ivanna Eudora Kean High School in 1999, today lives in South Florida where she leads a mentorship program at a foster home. Her relationship with the young women in the home inspired her to help others achieve greatness. Phillip’s passion for the girls in the foster home is evident as she speaks about her interactions with them. Ranging in age from 14 to 17, the young women were removed from their homes due to their parents passing away or being incarcerated. Some of the teens have been in the home from a very young age. Visit Ms Teshanne Phillip at: www.teshannephillip.com

Sylvia Stein and Panel from The Scribes Anthology Series

Dec 25, 2014 01:03:00

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Times: 2:00 pm EST / 3:00 pm AST Check the time zone for your local tme. Around the Fire: A Collection of Holiday Short Stories (The Scribes Anthology Series) (Volume 1) is a collection of short stories written by a group of passionate writers, (Lynette Lee, Christopher Bartlett, Edi Cruz, Amber Box, Sylvia Stein, and Ronnie L. Jeffires) who just happen to be great friends. Inspired by people and events in their own lives, they have decided to donate the profits to a different charity with each edition. Today's panelists are Amber Box, Edi Cruz, and Sylvia Stein. This season's anthology will benefit Make a Wish, with all proceeds donated to the organization. Their hope is to provide their readers with a collection of their favorite stories while supporting their favorite charities! Join along as they bring you holiday stories from the emotional to the fantastical (because witches celebrate the holidays, too!) in the very first edition of The Scribes Anthology Series: Around the Fire. The panelists, Amber Box, Edi Cruz, and Sylvia Stein, are waiting to take your questions or respond to your comments. Call them at 646-721-9611 or visit them our chat room, or visit them at:  www.Facebook.com/ScribesAnthologySeries

Elizabeth Eve King, Author with Diverse Background

Dec 24, 2014 01:03:00

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Time: 4:30 pm MT / 7:30 pm AST Check your time zone for your local time. Ray Bradbury calls E.E. King’s stories, “marvelously inventive, wildly funny, and deeply thought provoking. I cannot recommend her highly enough.”  She had published two collections of shorts: Real Conversations With Imaginary Friends and Another Happy Ending and a novel, Dirk Quigby’s Guide to the Afterlife.  The first of a children’s fantasy trilogy, The Adventures of Emily Finfeather, and is due out next year. King is the recipient of various international writing, biology, and painting grants. She recently won Gemini’s Flash Fiction prize and has been nominated for a Pushcart award. Her murals can be seen in Los Angeles and Spain. She will be an artist-in-residence at the Masterworks Museum of Bermuda Art in 2015. King is an artist, teacher, performer, and biologist. She’s worked with children in Bosnia, crocodiles in Mexico, frogs in Puerto Rico, egrets in Bali, mushrooms in Montana, archaeologists in Spain, and planted butterfly gardens in South Central Los Angeles. The butterflies wish she had chosen a different location. Read stories, see pictures, and leave her a note at www.ElizabethEveKing.com.

Mondays at 8:00 - Authors Supporting Authors Presents Wesley Godfather Hunter

Dec 23, 2014 01:03:00

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Times: 8:00 pm EST / 9:00 AST. Please check the time in your time zone. Welcome to our Mondays at 8:00: Authors Supporting Authors series, brought to you as a joint project by authors April Thomas and Etienne A. Gibbs. Each week we shall interview authors about their work and the disciple behind their writing. Call 646-721-9611 during the show with your questions or comments. This week's author: Wesley “Godfather” Hunter Born and raised in the streets of Los Angeles, Mr. Wesley “Godfather” Hunter began his journey of gang-banging and crime at a very youthful age. By age 10 he’d already experienced his first arrest and stay in a jail cell. By the age of 12 he’d begun a career of incarceration, which has kept him physically imprisoned for most of his life. Yet, even in this, life has not left him bitter and he continues to strive, finding the strength within himself to overcome against the odds. Now a 32 year-old aspiring author, currently incarcerated in the California Dept. of Corrections where he is serving out the remainder of a 20 year sentence for commercial armed robbery and 2 counts of attempted murder on sheriff’s deputies, Wesley has used his time wisley. Devoted to spreading the word of change/love and self-respect in his works and titles, he spends most of his time focused on positive writings, thoughts and goals geared towards improving himself, and giving something back to society in the form of insight, experience, and wisdom. Mr. Godfather has written several novels and an autobiography but has since established his own Urban Diamonds Publishing to release his latest titles. He has started a youth help organization, “The Raw Truth”, to bring forth through the inner city churches and other youth-related programs. Source: Wikipedia.com

Trevoir Mapp Teaches Hip Hop Dancing

Dec 20, 2014 00:32:00

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Ms Charlita Schuster, Founder and Artistic Director of Music in Motion School of Higher Dance Education is proud to announce that special hip hop dance workshops will be offered on three days: December 26th, 27th, and 28th from 11:00 a.m. to 1:00 p.m. at the studios of Music in Motion School of Higher Dance Education. The address is 140 St. George, Suite 3, Frederiksted, St. Croix, VI 00840-4441. Telephone: 340-772-5440. Topics to be covered over the three days are Break Dancing, Popping, Battle Tactics, and Dynamics. Attendees are encouraged to wear comfortable clothing and madatory sneakers. The cost of the three-day workshop is $40.00.  Returning to St. Croix especially for these events is Ms Schuster's former dance instructor, Mr. Trevoir Mapp, current a US Army soldier stationed at Fort Bragg, North Carolina. If you don’t know or have had an opportunity to know Mr. Mapp, stop by the Anterior Theater in the Sunny Isles Shopping Center during Music in Motion School of Higher Dance Education’s Christmas Holiday Spectacular tomorrow, December 20th, starting at 3:00 p.m. For more information, contact Music in Motion School of Higher Dance Education at 340-772-5440 or on Facebooks at  https://www.facebook.com/pages/Music-in-Motion/386153658132648

Zenzi Hodge, The Never Snowy Christmas

Dec 19, 2014 00:33:00

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If you asked Zenzi Hodge what she wanted to be when she grew up, you would not have heard the word author; however, that is what she has been for most of her life, whether she wants to admit it or not. Zenzi, the daughter of teachers, has been writing most of her life, something she's done since she wrote her first poem about living on St. Thomas, published in a children's anthology when she was in elementary school. Her love for creative expression continued but she purely wrote poems for fun not, as she would say, for public consumption. In 2007, Zenzi began writing short stories for her son to share his family history with him. But her passion for writing for young children came in 2011 after she lost her grandfather & she took the words her son used to express his sadness to write a story titled, I Can't See the Morning. While the character in The Never Snowy Christmas is inspired by her son, much of the antics are of her own imagining as she STILL wishes for snow on St. Thomas.  Zenzi is an alumna of Florida A&M and Clark Atlanta Universities and is a member of Delta Sigma Theta Sorority, Incorporated.  She resides on St. Thomas with her husband and son. Will it snow in St. Thomas?  That is the hope of a young boy living in the US Virgin Islands.  Each year at Christmas, he wishes for snow in the island paradise he calls home and this Christmas he intends to get it.  Join him on his quest and find out if this will be the year that he gets snow in St. Thomas or will he continue to ask, "Where's My Snow" for another holiday season.  Visit Zenzi's website at www.neversnowystory.com/

Teshanne Phillip Encourages Young Ladies to Reposition Themselves

Dec 17, 2014 00:12:00

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Tonight's show's reschduled for next week; in the meanwhile, enjoy the steelpan music. Ms Teshanne Phillip's book, Elevate, challenges readers to self-reflect. According to Ms Phillip, "In order for you to transform into winners, you must defeat your internal struggles. This book is an instructional guide on how to overcome and conquer some of the adversities that have kept you hostage. I invite you to take this excursion with me as I share some of my personal struggles and triumphs and how God has elevated me from being a victim to a victor." A motivational speaker, Ms Phillip adds, "This is your time! Your time to break free of the bondage. Your time to position yourself so you could reach your full potential. Your time to win!" Ms Phillip served in the Education Industry for over 10 years before expanding her enterprise as a mentor, author, & entrepreneur. God has qualified her to change the lives of women & teens via mentorship & by sharing her journey of struggle, triumph, & victory. Ms Phillip came to recognize her purpose: to celebrate & motivate everyday women to reach their full potential. A single mother from St. John, US Virgin Islands, Ms Phillip earned her Bachelor in Hospitality Management from Johnson & Wales University & her Master in Business Admin. from Kaplan University. She learned to juggle the responsibilities of being a mother & role model, with that of being a career woman & fulltime student.  Additionally, Ms Phillip leads a mentorship program at a Foster Home in South Florida & strives to impact the lives of these children & young adults by being an inspiration, & living what she preaches: faithfulness, self-respect & self-love. 

Charlita Schuster, Music in Motion, Dance the Dream in Disney World

Dec 16, 2014 01:03:00

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Ms Charlita Schuster, Founder/Artistic Director of Music In Motion School of Higher Dance Education, works wonders with young people who desire to pursue a career in dance or related occupations. She is also proud that 5 young students were invited to dance at the Dance the Magic at Disney World. The students and the mothers who accompanied her were Yalena Anderson, 11, and Luz Anderson-Santiago; Markeymar Carbile, 11, and Ralna Jackson; Aniyah Baptiste, 11, and Debra Mason; Brianna Bruce, 12, and Terrie Brow-Rawlins; and Trinity Cupid, 13, and Glenda Cupid. Ms Schuster has always been closely associated with local youth. As Founder/Artistic, Ms Schuster is the guiding force behind this institution providing professional dance training to the children of the Virgin Islands. Returning home after the birth of her first child, Ms. Schuster began her dance career on St. Croix as a dance instructor with St. Croix Street Theater. She moved on from there to share her love of ballet with her beloved island through her own school, and Music in Motion was born.  For 30 years, Music in Motion School of Higher Dance Education has not only produced fine dancers, but has saved children’s lives by keeping them off the streets. Her institution not only instills focus and self-discipline, but it also brings forth positive attitudes and values. The students of Music in Motion School of Higher Dance Education have thrilled audiences in performances at many different venues across the British and US Virgin Islands; Puerto Rico; the Eastern Caribbean; and Denmark. Visit Music In Motion School of Higher Dance Education.

Dr. Janet Graham's Exploring Underachievement of African-Caribbean Boys

Dec 15, 2014 00:49:00

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The alarming underachievement of African Caribbean boys in British schools and abroad in comparison to other groups is highlighted in Dr. Janet Graham's book. The author adopts an historical perspective to compare West Indian children who arrived in Britain in the 1960s and 1970s (many labelled as ESN) (Coard 1971) to problems faced by black boys in today's classrooms. Dr. Graham also explores the impact of globalisation, population movement, government policies and diversity on black boys’ education provision in inner city schools in Britain. She investigates masculinity, subcultures, peer group pressures and exclusion from school and their impact on black boys education. The Institutional Focus Study sets the context for the empirical study and provides a perspective from voices of black boys in one inner London school to find out what they think about school, learning, subcultures, peer group pressures and teachers. As a contrast teachers’ views of the boys are also provided. This book will be of interest to educationalists, teachers, students; parents, school management and government bodies interested in race, diversity, achievement and want to bring about change to improve life chances. Visit Dr. Graham's Blog at: https://EducatingAfricanCaribbeanChildren.WordPress.com/

Zenzi Hodge, The Never Snowy Christmas

Dec 10, 2014 00:12:00

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I:00 pm EST / 2:00 pm AST  If you asked Zenzi Hodge what she wanted to be when she grew up, you would not have heard the word author; however, that is what she has been for most of her life, whether she wants to admit it or not. Zenzi, the daughter of teachers, has been writing most of her life, something she's done since she wrote her first poem about living on St. Thomas, published in a children's anthology when she was in elementary school. Her love for creative expression continued but she purely wrote poems for fun not, as she would say, for public consumption. In 2007, Zenzi began writing short stories for her son to share his family history with him. But her passion for writing for young children came in 2011 after she lost her grandfather & she took the words her son used to express his sadness to write a story titled, I Can't See the Morning. While the character in The Never Snowy Christmas is inspired by her son, much of the antics are of her own imagining as she STILL wishes for snow on St. Thomas.  Zenzi is an alumna of Florida A&M and Clark Atlanta Universities and is a member of Delta Sigma Theta Sorority, Incorporated.  She resides on St. Thomas with her husband and son. Will it snow in St. Thomas?  That is the hope of a young boy living in the US Virgin Islands.  Each year at Christmas, he wishes for snow in the island paradise he calls home and this Christmas he intends to get it.  Join him on his quest and find out if this will be the year that he gets snow in St. Thomas or will he continue to ask, "Where's My Snow" for another holiday season.  Visit Zenzi's website at www.neversnowystory.com/

Mondays at 8:00 - Authors Supporting Authors

Dec 9, 2014 01:03:00

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Times: 8:00 pm EST / 9:00 AST. Please check the time in your time zone. Welcome to our Mondays at 8:00: Authors Supporting Authors series, brought to you as a joint project by authors April Thomas and Etienne A. Gibbs. Each week we shall interview authors about their work and the disciple behind their writing. Call 646-721-9611 during the show with your questions or comments. This week's author: C.J. Miller, a 2004 graduate of Wilberforce University, has a BA in Mass Media Communication. From 2003 to 2006, he hosted & produced TV’s Community Concern, a talk show for Dayton viewers & business leaders through the Time Warner Public Access Division. CJ is nationally & internationally recognized for his roles on reality TV shows such as Season 1 of the ABC Network & Tyra Banks' True Beauty, TV One's Donald J. Trump Presents: The Ultimate Merger, & as a reoccurring personality on the Tyra Banks' Daytime Talk Show.   Also the author of Grind: How To Turn Your Coffee Break Into Your Big Break”, a non-fiction book that empowers readers to redefine their realities & not rely on systems to hold back their dreams. His newly released novel, The Bishop’s Mistress, is said to be the most highly anticipated Christian Fiction novel. Moreover, CJ is the founder & Executive Director of Publishing Hope & Branding A+ Behavior (PHABB 5), an after-school writing-intervention book publishing program operating out of Locke High School in Watts, California. C.J. Miller is the proud father of 2 beautiful daughters, Princess Jazmin & Princess Arielle.

Fernando T. Camargo's Book, Shanti and the Magic Mandala

Dec 6, 2014 00:33:00

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Born Fernando Teixeira de Camargo, F. T. Camargo, of Italian-Brazilian descent, resides in Sao Paulo, Brazil, South America. An award-winning architect, he also studied Arts and Media and has a post degree in Economics and MBA in e-commerce. A travel enthusiast, he has published a travel book - Rio, Maravilha! A strong affinity with animals has led him to a deep involvement in causes for their protection and freedom. For many years he has been practicing yoga and meditation and studying the Kabbalah. His exploration of spiritual teachings motivated a commitment to self-development which in turn created a new path and goal in life. Shanti and the Magic Mandala was born from this inner journey. Shanti and the Magic Mandala won the Bronze Medal at 2014 Moonbeam Children's Book Awards.

Chauncey Watt Shows Authors How to Sell More Books

Dec 4, 2014 01:05:00

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Times: 10:00 am EST / 11:00 am AST  Check your Time Zone for your local time. Here's what Chauncey Wyatt, Director of ViikL Books, has to say, "Authors, want to sell more books? Then convert to HD Audio Book because they allow your readers to experience the emotion of your writing in High Definition sound." Why go audio? Because you have Huge Market and Low Competition! In 2013, audio books sold more than $1.2 Billion in retail with less than 1% of all authors having their own audio book. Besides that, you have: 100% of the Profits! The average book can cost $4 to $9 per copy. With audio books, there is no cost per book sold. You keep 100% of the profit. Lower Production Cost! The average cost to write, publish and market a book is $4,500.00. With our services, you'll spend less than $500 including initial marketing. No Fees, Keep 100% of Profits. You keep 100% of every sale made. Sell your books for $1 or $20.00. You will keep 100% of the profits. Easier Marketing! We will create an audio sample of your book and market to thousands of potential buyers on social media websites - easily. Very easy and simple way to grow your book sales. Viikl will make getting a professional audio book created inexpensive and easy.

Sylvia Stein's Book Finds Closure

Dec 3, 2014 00:34:00

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Times: 11:00 a.m. (EST) / 12:00 noon (AST) Check your Time Zone Author Sylvia Stein began her path to writing when she joined the Writer’s Group on LinkedIn 750 in 2012. She continued her journey by creating short stories, which were published, in the Giant Tales Anthology series. While obtaining her Master’s degree at Southern New Hampshire University online Author Stein built a solid foundation with her colleagues who encouraged her to continue on her writing. That’s when Closure was born. With the help of her editor, Closure grew from a short story to a full novella that Author Stein is excited to share. Closure is her debut book as a solo writer. To quote author Stein, “This is the first of many to come.” Book Description: Garrison James had it all. He had a beautiful family and one loving home. Together, he and his wife, Lila, built a successful ranch and construction company. His world changed the day he lost his wife to cancer. He turned to the bottle and became a monster. Sara, his daughter, tried everything to please him. After years of abuse, Sara’s aunt visits. She recognizes the abuse and removes Sara. The frail girl begins the delicate journey of finding herself, while struggling to leave her father and the monster behind. Despite the emotional and mental scars she carried, Sara manages to start a new life. She is finally happy. A phone call changes everything. Will Sara continue her new life? Can she face the monster, or will she find closure?

Tameka Jones Brings Ericka to Life in New Book

Dec 2, 2014 00:34:00

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Times: 6:30 pm Central Time / 8:30 pm Atlantic Standard Time Check your time Time Zone. Have you ever heard of a woman who deals with her man chasing other women for money? Well, meet Erica. Erica had it rough since she was born. Determined to get away from the hell hole she was in, she ran away at age 16 with nowhere to go.  After an altercation at a restaurant, she met a man who would change her life forever.  Take a ride with Erica, Carlos, and his crew as they learn that friendships aren’t always what they seem, and what looks good ain’t always what you think.  There is laughter, lies, betrayal, and life lessons in this page-turning spectacle. 

Charlita Schuster, Founder-Director of Music in Motion School of Higher Dance Ed

Nov 30, 2014 01:03:00

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Charlita Schuster is one of a kind when it comes to developing the potential of children. A former dancer & founder of her dance studio, Music in Motion School of Higher Dance Education, Charlita goes all out for the children in her hometown of Fredericksted, St. Croix, US Virgin Islands. An invitation to participate in a dance concert at Disney World allows 5 of her young students to participate in a televised Christmas event by ABC TV.  Charlita has always been closely associated with our local youth. She's the guiding force behind providing professional dance training to the children of the Virgin Islands. Charlita’s career was molded from an early age. Her family moved from native St. Croix to New York City where she was able to take advantage of the available opportunities. From an early age she trained with the Children’s Ballet at Carnegie Hall & graduated from the NY High School of Performing Arts. Performing with the Dance Theatre of Harlem & the Alvin Ailey American Dance Theatre eventually led to the professional stages of the City Ballet of Honolulu & Ballet Florida. Her dream of becoming a professional ballerina had been realized. Much sought-after as a pageant coach, she's been credited with making winners in pageants such as Hal Jackson’s Talented Teen Competition, Miss St. Croix, Miss Cinderella, Miss Jabberwock, and others. She's participated for 3 consecutive years as a choreographer for the Miss British Virgin Islands Pageant. Many local & international winners owe their success to her expertise. She's also often asked to participate as a judge & has received many awards for her choreography & stage productions.

Howard O. A. Jones, Virgin Island High School Student and Author

Nov 29, 2014 00:34:00

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Cardia, one of the many continents in the realm of Edafos, has remained relatively peaceful after 300 Years of War, a war to conquer the land started by the god-like beings called Divines. Through unimaginable pain and suffering, peace had been achieved, though for only a little more than a century. Now as corrupt Kings and religious struggles arise, one boy whose path was set to conquer Cardia rebels against the ideals of his people. He forges his way across the land, coming at odds with many trials. Will he and his band of friends change the fate of Edafos, as well as their own, or will they simply follow the path that was laid out for them? Visit Howard O. A. Jones at www.Facebook.com/EdafosSaga

Yassin Hall, a Virgin Islander Wearing Many Hats Well

Nov 26, 2014 01:00:00

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Times: 1:00 pm EST / 2:00 pm AST Check the time in your time zone! Yassin Hall comes from humble beginnings that would make most people throw in the towel, but her journey is one that demonstrates how important perseverance and determination are to reaching one’s destiny. She’s a mother, dance mom, fashionista, model manager, real estate mogul, celebrity stylist, entrepreneur, life mentor, speaker, now Author. She is Yassin Hall, a U.S. Virgin Islander. However, Hall’s true passion has always been tied to fashion and clothing, as she began modeling in her teen years and designing. From the age of 12 , she was raised by her maternal grandmother & paternal uncle after her mother suffered a mental breakdown in front of her; the day that changed her life forever. She wants her story as a child living with a mother with mental illness to raise awareness and help others. Mental illness in many communities is taboo and unspoken. She feels that cycle should be broken so others suffering with depression, anxiety, and mental disorders can be made aware of their conditions and know that it is okay to receive help before going over the edge.

Valerie Kote-Tawia, Author, Playwright, Director, and Producer

Nov 25, 2014 00:36:00

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Valerie Kote-Tawia has been writing captivating stories since she discovered her gift early in her youth. A former Alternative School teacher, she walked away from the security of that job to pursue her true passion: writing. Valerie has managed to merge the expression of her gift with the burden on her heart for youth; creating compelling work that entertains and transforms lives.  The success of her first self-produced and directed teen stage play, Would You Be Left, propelled her on the journey of creating the teen book series, Set Apart. Set Apart chronicles the drama-filled lives of five friends as their experiences inspire them to reset the "norm" and persuade others to live as they were created and called...set apart. It is a series about tough decisions, mistakes, second chances and forgiveness. It’s a series that keeps it real (and right). There is no topic off-limits. Valerie's vision is to revolutionize the entertainment industry by captivating young audiences with books, magazines, TV and film that promotes virtuous lifestyles of high self-respect, self-worth and moral integrity. This series launches the next step in the fulfilling of her mission to create clean, clever and stirring work that compels youth to live set apart and inspire others to follow. She hopes to use the book series to fund and propel teen centered stage and film projects as well as create a platform to encourage youth to break away from the crowd and LIVE SET APART!

Ci Ci Keenan, a Poet, a Dancer, and More

Nov 21, 2014 00:34:00

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Ci Ci always loved to write. She remembers really enjoying learning to write cursive in second grade, and writing her first chapter book in the fifth grade. Upon graduation from the University of Florida in 2012, she was lucky to be able to publish her first book, "Love Poem Part 1" the following year. Born and raised in Florida, where she has lived here all my life, Ci Ci is excited to share her passion for poetry and writing with readers, as well as introduce a new form of poetry, interlude poetry, with her style of writing.  Also a member of POETIC, she performs the poetry and interpretive dance and is gearing up for their next performance in January, 2015 when it will be hosted by Life Amplified events.  Please contact Ci Ci via Facebook under Ci Ci Keenan or find her on Instagram @CICI_KEENAN to stay updated on book releases, poetry performances, and more.

Christopher Williams, Artist and Entrepreneur

Nov 19, 2014 00:34:00

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May 25th, 2014 marked the 2-year anniversary since Chris and his team, Darren, Crooks, and Tara started Project A. While creating Journey of Kahn, they embarked on a wonderful journey of self-discovery and empowerment. In the year, they made a full script for Journey of Kahn, plus music and a vast collection of concept art. They have received support from companies in the Virgin Islands and South Africa, hoping to increase worldwide support. They have also created a children's book Lumeh in both paperback and e-book formats. They have also partnered with a host of young Caribbean writers and artists in order to have a "factory" of talented people to create even more books. Their second children's book is Julie's Puppies. Chris' team, young aspiring artists, musicians, and visionaries ambitious and determined to make their projects become reality through hard work and your support, demonstrated wonderful dedication to his vision. Visit Chris at: www.facebook.com/ProjectAJourneyOfKahn

TyLeisha Douglas, Making a Difference

Nov 18, 2014 00:33:00

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This is an update that was aired earlier today in the incorrect time zone slot. So this is the abbreviated window. 

Author Inez Lola Johnson Has a Story to Tell

Nov 17, 2014 00:34:00

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Time Zones: 2:00 pm (EST) / 3:00 pm (AST) Check your time zone. Amanda (Mandee) Burgess, born Amanda Inez Johnson uses the pen name, Inez Lola, to pay tribute to her late grandmothers who molded her into the woman she is today. Grandmother Inez taught her to have compassion for others and, as her comforter, she would often sing Amanda to sleep. Even though Amanda didn't get to spend a lot of time with her Granny Lola, she did learn from her what it was to be a virtuous Child of God. According to Amanda, "She kept her house in order. I never heard her cuss or gossip. And she was an awesome cook. One of her greatest qualities was her faithfulness to God coupled with a powerful prayer life." Holding a Bachelor and a Master of Science from North Carolina Central University, Amanda specializes in identifying the source of problematic behavior that leads to criminality. Additionally, she is skilled in assessing the risks and needs of individuals who display patterns of criminal behavior. As the mother of three, she uses her experiences with teen parenthood, child rearing, and a previous marriage to educate others on how to cultivate healthy relationships. Additionally, Amanda is an advocate for teen pregnancy prevention. Amanda is currently working on developing a non-profit organization called Project Downshift. The goal of Project Downshift is to empower men (with special emphasis on building them up) and women to support each other mentally, physically, and fiscally while building strong households and healthy children. It is based on the belief that empowering the family spiritually and financially is imperative to their success. Amanda co-authored her first book, "Flag On The Play: A Woman’s Guide to Finding Mr. Right in a World Full of Mr. Right Nows".

April Thomas, Mom, Author, Magazine Publisher, Entrepreneur

Nov 16, 2014 01:03:00

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A multi-talented entrepreneur, April Thomas is the author of a book series called "Endurance", published in 2009. With her incredible inspiration and creativity, she still manages to explore her natural gift of designing her own line of Embellish jewelry, costume drawing/sewing, and a passion for photography. April Thomas knows how to tap into a woman's essence of beauty and imagination while having time to serve as an advocate in the Native American culture, community, and children. Her newest endeavor, a magazine, Independent Artists Magazine, is now accepting submissions from all children's book authors, books on parental advice, and articles on anything that has to do with encouraging our children to read etc... Send all submissions to: submit@ascensionartists.com

Author Nisha L Following in Her Mother's Footsteps

Nov 14, 2014 00:33:00

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Time: 7:00 pm EST/8:00 AST! Check your time zone! Author Nisha L (formerly Author Smply Gorjs) is currently in school seeking her degree in Criminal Justice and Psychology but in the midst of her busy schedule, she always finds time to write. Writing is her first passion as she was inspired to write at a very young age by her mother who did a lot of poetry writing and skits. She would write for churches, school plays, and personal use; even earning a few awards in the process. Author Nisha L was so intrigued by her mother's ability to bring characters and scenes to life through a pen and paper that it was only natural for her to follow in her mother's footsteps. Author Nisha L started off writing poetry and as she got older, the need to share with the world her talent through story became inevitable. Writing is something that she loves to do and she hopes that you all will enjoy these beautiful works of Urban Fiction that she is creating for years to come; because she plans to be around for a very long time!

Chris Henry - Out of Work or Not

Nov 13, 2014 00:33:00

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Chris Henry, a novice author based in Atlanta, Georgia, is one of the new kids on the block who is bringing fresh perspectives about everyday life to the written page. His debut novel, Out of Work, homes in on the humor in real-life, on-the-job circumstances. This novel was born out of his belief that he can find “the funny” in almost any situation. In Out of Work, Chris introduces megalomaniacal bosses, crazy co-workers, itty bitty paychecks, and much more. He explores unexpected family dynamics, like unstable relatives and finances. In all that, he somehow manages to find the laughter. Out of Work will keep you rolling from cover to cover. So be ready to enjoy this honest and light-hearted gem, Out of Work at Amazon.com

Boss Lady Publishing with S. Chameleon, Boo Jackson, and Nene Capri

Nov 12, 2014 01:35:00

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Let's say "Hello!" to 3 authors from Boss Lady Publishing: * 6:00 pm (EST)/7:00 pm (AST) - S. Chameleon, "The Lordess" of Boss Lady Publishing, received her unique name because, likened to a chameleon, she has a highly developed ability to change or adapt her writing style to quench a reader's insatiable thirst. S. Chameleon, born in Saginaw, Michigan, moved to Grand Rapids, Michigan where she flourishes. S. Chameleon has always been a "Boss" as a wife and a mother of 2. Writing is a talent she never took for granted. When she realized she had a story to tell, she carefully adapted her pen for the challenge. * 6:30 pm (EST)/7:30 pm (AST) - Boo Jackson, born in Kansas City, Kansas, is the oldest of 3 children. Growing up in Wyandotte County, the roughest and poorest county in Kansas, Boo endured her fair share of hardships and still managed to graduate ith honors from Wyandotte High School in 2002. Her entrance into college to study Psychology and Social Work was curtailed to satisfy her burning desire to share the collection of stories within her. Her first novel, penned at the age of 20 while working as a security guard, was the result of a bet she had with her baby sister. Boo grabs her readers with engaging, unique story lines, touching all subjects from romance, street life, lust, and racism. Her style is fast-paced while remaing detail-orientated, witty, and extremely humorous.   * 7:00 pm (EST)/8:00 pm (AST) - Ne Ne Capri is an author of Urban Fiction, or as it has been termed, Street-Literature. She came on the scene in 2011 breaking boundaries with her first title The Trap. NeNe signed with Wahida Clark Presents Publishing and then began to build her personal brand which she has coined #Trappin. 

Africah Harrigan Lives Life Like a Tourist

Nov 10, 2014 00:34:00

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Travel with Africah, the newest of the endeavors of Africah Harrigan, is a weekly blog that features activities, events, and fun things that she has done while traveling. Throughout her years of traveling, Africah has often found that people are a lot more enthusiastic to explore or try new things once they venture out from their hometown. However, they are the same people, who often overlook the beauty and attractions of their hometown and will probably opt to remain homebodies or follow a daily routine. Whether you are a traveler or not, her philosophy is to “Live Life like a Tourist!” No matter where you are. By this, she means to explore new activities, attend a variety of events, or tantalize your taste buds with a new delicacy. Each place is unique. For instance, you can drive on a highway in Portland, Oregon that is parallel to snow-capped mountains, or drive alongside the aqua blue waters of the Atlantic Ocean on the waterfront in downtown Charlotte Amalie, U.S. Virgin Islands! Sit back, relax and join the journey with her. . . . . . . . . . . Africah Harrigan is a television personality who has hosted several television programs, recorded voiceovers for radio and television commercials, and has represented businesses as an on-camera spokesperson. When she is not working, she enjoys sharing her travel experiences. To find out more visit www.AfricahHarrigan.com

Patricia K McCarthy and Her Crimson Series of Vampire Novels

Nov 5, 2014 00:33:00

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Patricia K McCarthy is Ottawa’s fang queen. Her Crimson series of vampire novels tell the unconventional love story of Samuel and Magdalene Crimson, and are part-blood bath and part-bubble bath. Her writing teases readers to make it to the end of each chapter alive. Patricia was riding the vampire wave before there was one, which accounts for her flirtation with the dark art of satire. Read her Crimson series and you may never feel the same again as you walk the streets of Ottawa when the sun goes down. As an indie publisher, Patricia’s knowledge of the business has been honed over the past fifteen years. Her interest in writing showed itself at six years of age. She has attended workshops on the fundamentals of writing, editing, and promotion, as well as having published three collections of passionate erotic poetry. Her work has been published in the U.K., Canada, and the U.S. In the beginning, her poetry evolved to short vampire stories and these in turn inspired her to begin the Crimson vampire series, which represents the last decade of her writing accomplishments. In between writing novels, she crafts short stories and works in Ottawa. Her work has received extensive publicity in Ottawa and elsewhere; copies of her media interviews can be read online. (See her website for details.)  Patricia divides her time between writing and work, coaching new authors, making appearances at fantasy fairs and exhibitions as well as holding workshops on Writing Fantasy Fiction. Where to find Patricia K. McCarthy online: http://wwwpatriciaKmccarthy.com

Kai Storm, The Hardest Worker in the Business

Nov 4, 2014 00:35:00

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Born in Panama in 1972, Kai came to New York in 1981 with her mother. She discovered her writing gift as a junior at Boys & Girls High School when an English teacher gave her an assignment to develop a story from just one paragraph and since then, her pen was hot. Through the years, Kai continued to write any and everything not only to keep her gift alive but also for therapeutic reasons. She decided to pen the first 3 chapters of Alani’s Bigger Hustle. Only after she submitted the first 3 chapters did she decide to write the rest of the book “just to see what I would do with it”. “This story literally lived inside of me since I was 12 years old, it grew up with me and I knew one day it would be out in the world for all to see, it just had to!” Kai, first signed to a publishing house in August 2008, was ready to be published in October 2010 when she discovered the company was not all ready to release her book. On Facebook, Kai found Twenty First Street Urban Editing & Publishing, LLC, that brought Alani’s Bigger Hustle to life. In 1997 Kai was blessed with her first daughter, Africa, followed by another daughter, Agodess, in 2009. On Facebook, Kai is nicknamed “The hardest worker in the business!” and when you meet her, you know why! 

Keshia Robertson, Contemporary Romance Author with a Multicultural Twist

Nov 2, 2014 00:34:00

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Author Keshia Robertson hails from Toronto, Canada where she writes fresh sensual to erotic contemporary romance with a multicultural twist. When she isn't crafting stories of sexy heroes and witty heroines, she can be found on Twitter, @startswithakesh or on her website, www.startswithakesh.com, discussing her preferred writing techniques or the latest episode of a Korean drama. Excerpt for Just As Good - 4 days before Christmas: Evan Hermes traded in romance for pragmatism when he suggested marriage at their New Year's Eve party to his girlfriend, Kitt Preston. It was a “suggestion” which wasn’t well received by the love of his life. Though it’s taken him most of the year to figure out the perfect proposal, this time romance is front and center to obtain a yes! Kitt has been in love with Evan ever since he asked her out during their first year of college. Tall, handsome, and a family man, Evan is the kind of person that most women would be falling over themselves to marry…but not her. Kitt is only willing to say yes to a marriage proposal that is worthy of their love and years together. A second chance for Evan to propose felt about as miraculous as Santa Claus standing in the middle of his living room with an inheritance grand . . . *********** Credits: A joint project with www.SexyBooksBlog.net Music, Song for My Father, courtesy of www.AnnaFisher.com   

Royal Nicole, An Authoress

Nov 1, 2014 00:34:00

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Here is the Synopsis of Boss'N Up:  Brash, sexy, and dangerous Yaseer is the leader of a young, ambitious team known as The Torture Crew. They live by a code of loyalty, honesty, and respect which gets tested every step of the way as jealousy and greed find its way into the midst of the clique's seemingly unbreakable bond. By Yaseer's side is his family and his ride-or-die chick, Paris, a strikingly beautiful gangstress whose loyalty to her man is ironclad. But will Paris remain a true rider when Yaseer's indiscretions rise to the surface and his love for her comes into question? Many can talk the talk but few can walk it, especially when everything that they have built in the treacherous streets turn against them. When family ties get broken and bodies begin to fall, and the one love that was supposed to be infallible turns against him, Yaseer remains determined not to fold. It is in times of chaos and destruction that the cream rises to the top. Turn the pages of Boss'n Up and fall in love with the best that ever did it.

Dr. Gretchen Jones Torbert, a Lady of Many Talents

Oct 31, 2014 00:34:00

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A passionate educator, motivational speaker, and author, Dr. Gretchen Jones Torbert has traveled across the United States to conduct professional development sessions and lead inspirational sessions for educators and women. Dr. Torbert completed her Bachelor’s degree in Middle Childhood Education from Georgia State University, her Master’s degree in Urban Teacher Leadership from Georgia State University, and her Education Specialist degree in Educational Leadership from Liberty University. She has completed her Doctor of Philosophy in Education degree with a specialization in Curriculum and Instruction from Capella University. In addition to her educational endeavors, she is an author of over 20 books in various genres, a passionate motivational speaker and a philanthropist.

Wednesdays at 11:00 with Anointed Scribe Theresa Harvard Jiohnson

Oct 30, 2014 00:33:00

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Theresa Harvard Johnson, a poet, spoken word artist, playwright, and artist, often ministers with a team of prophetic scribes creatively to facilitate healing to the broken. She is a nationally trained leader in inner healing with the Living Waters Program of Desert Stream Ministry. She serves as a leader within the Voice of Peace Retreat for adult survivors of child sexual abuse led by the international organization, Voice Today, Inc. With a Bachelor of Arts in Mass Communications, she is completing a Master’s of Divinity in Biblical Studies from Liberty University. Theresa’s creative, scribal ministry is rooted in inner healing, Godly character building, affirmation and bringing significance to the lives of others through the prophetic, creative arts. A former award-winning print news reporter with a career spanning more 22 years, she is an active freelance writer, blogger, and the author of The Scribal Anointing® Book Series. She also authored a collection of poetry and spoken word, Thank God for Salvation, and is the co-author of nationally published and distributed workbooks addressing child sexual abuse awareness and prevention including: The Courage to Speak; The Grooming Mystery: Unmasking the Sex Offender; True Intimacy; Pathways to Healing and the soon-to-be-released workbook, Splinters of Shame. Theresa has published blogs and articles, and has been published in Charisma Magazine, Rejoice Atlanta News, The Answer Newspaper, and more.

Pablo Solares Acebal and the 6th of November

Oct 29, 2014 00:33:00

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Note the time change to 1:00 pm.! Pablo Solares Acebal, an emerging Spanish Author, with two published novels, he's ready to write more! As a Translator, he intends to translate books from English into Spanish. Thus, his services include: Translation, Manuscript Editing, and Proof-reading. Pablo has published three books up to now: two titles in Spanish and one translation. Moreover, a movie based on his first work, The 6th of November, is in the making. Born in Villaviciosa, Spain, in 1992, Pablo Solares Acebal is the critically-acclaimed author of The 6th of November. Written during a two-year period soon after the loss of his mother, it was picked up by Spanish publisher, Albores, when he was just 18. Published in Spain and across South America in 2012, The 6th of November received immediate critical acclaim. A film version, to be directed by Daniel Cabrero, is now in the works, set for release on November 6, 2015. Despite working towards a degree in English Studies and Translation from the University of Oviedo, Pablo, now 21, has found time to pen an English-language adaptation of his debut work, as well as a second novel, Explosión En El Corazón Del Diablo (Devil’s Home), published in Spanish in 2013. Pablo is based in Oviedo, Spain. Take a look at Pablo's article  The Benefits of Translating into Spanish

Charlotte Marshall-Murray, Author

Oct 28, 2014 00:34:00

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Charlotte Y. Marshall Templeman, a native of Philadelphia, Pennsylvania has been writing short stories, plays, poetry and full-length stories since the age of 8. She is the writer of the short-feature film, "Soul of the Dance." A counselor for teen parents in a local high school, Charlotte is also the founder of an organization where she mentors young girls. She lives with her son, Jerome, and daughters, NaKayla and Summer, in Philadelphia.  Charlotte is currently working on her second book, "Same Ole Song."

Dream Killers by Slyce

Oct 26, 2014 00:33:00

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Marilyn has 20 jobs, but writing urban erotic tales is her passion. A synopsis of her book, Dream Killer: Darius Servance was the "Big Man" on campus.He was tall, black, and fine as hell. He had ninety-nine problems but getting a female wasn´t one. Then he met her. It was something different about her.....He didn´t know it was the God in her. Sharell Logan was a freshman, who was raised to love the Lord. She was pretty,smart, and well grounded. She had no idea what she was getting into when she met him. Her life would forever be changed...... She couldn´t save him and he seemed determined to destroy her. Dream Killers is about true love, over-coming life's obstacles, family unity, forgiveness and most importantly, KEEPING GOD FIRST! You are guaranteed to see your story somewhere in this book. (WARNING: This book contains explicit language and sexual content.)

Suzanne Strisower, Life Purpose Expert, Coach, Author, Speaker

Oct 24, 2014 01:03:00

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Suzanne Strisower, a Life Purpose Expert & Certified Life/Career Coach, has worked with people for over 35 years as a counselor, social worker, & personal coach. She also has presented workshops nationally & been a guest lecturer at several colleges & universities, including the University of Miami and the Dominican College. Her expertise & life purpose workbook have been featured on Nancy’s Bookshelf (Northstate Public Radio). A featured guest expert on an upcoming episode of the hit National Geographic television show, Doomsday Preppers, she will show the world how to live consciously, without fear and on purpose. An author of 3 books, 111 Inspirational Life Purpose Quotes, Exercises to Find Your Purpose in Life, and One Hundred Eleven ‘Tweetable’ Life Purpose Quotes. If that were not enough, Suzanne co-authored 3 books, including chapters in the bestselling Wake Up Women books, Be Happy, Healthy and Wealthy: A Guidebook for Women, & Spread Your Wings and Fly. Suzanne has worked with thousands of people from all walks of life, including realtors, teachers, attorneys, artists, & authors, to get them aligned with their purpose & expressing it in their most inspired & productive ways. She works with people of all ages & all walks of life, from students to successful business people, helping them to transition into new life ventures or careers. For a FREE 20-30 minute coaching call, click here.

Wednesday at 11:00 with Anointed Scribe Theresa Harvard Johnson

Oct 23, 2014 00:29:00

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Welcome to our weekly series starting today, August 6, 2014. Theresa Harvard Johnson's creative scribal ministry is rooted in inner healing, Godly character-building, and affirmation because it is bringing significance to the lives of others through the prophetic, creative arts. A former award-winning prnt news reporter with a career spanning more 22 years, she is an active freelance writer, blogger, and the author of The Scribal Anointing® Book Series. She also authored a collection of poetry and spoken word, Thank God for Salvation, and is the co-author of nationally published and distributed workbooks addressing child sexual abuse awareness and prevention including: The Courage to Speak; The Grooming Mystery: Unmasking the Sex Offender; True Intimacy; Pathways to Healing and the soon-to-be-released workbook, Splinters of Shame. Theresa has published blogs and articles, and has been published in Charisma Magazine, Rejoice Atlanta News, The Answer Newspaper, and more. She also authored a collection of poetry and spoken word, Thank God for Salvation, and is the co-author of nationally published and distributed workbooks addressing child sexual abuse awareness and prevention including: The Courage to Speak; The Grooming Mystery: Unmasking the Sex Offender; True Intimacy; Pathways to Healing and the soon-to-be-released workbook, Splinters of Shame. Theresa has published blogs and articles, and has been published in Charisma Magazine, Rejoice Atlanta News, The Answer Newspaper, and more. Visit Theresa at voicesofchrist.com/

Franny Armstrong, the Paranovel Girl

Oct 22, 2014 00:20:00

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Franny Armstrong is a mother of three and a grandmother of four. Her husband supports her imagination and has the patience of a saint. She’s been writing since she was a child, creating plays to act out in front of the neighborhood children. She charged them five cents admission to join her in the family garage for the play. Since 2002, after a serious breakdown, Franny had to express herself on the computer since she couldn’t speak, everything coming out gibberish at that time. She’s slowly healed to the point that she can function fairly well. Writing was the best medicine for her and still is. Franny, an author of paranormal romance stories, also loves to write about rainforests and Caribbean islands rather than about cities. Her characters are well rounded and share her wacky sense of humor.

Shazmine Jewel, Model, Role Model, and Career Mom

Oct 18, 2014 00:32:00

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A Mom, a Model, a Role Model - That's Shazmine Jewel for you!

Charron Walker, the Cancer Conqueror and Author

Oct 17, 2014 00:34:00

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A recipient of a Master of Arts in Human Resource Development and a Bachelor of Arts in Community and Human Services, Ms Charron Walker’s accomplishments reached beyond her battle with cancer to become a recovery volunteer, a teacher assistant for special education, and a financial mentor. Additionally, Ms Walker is affiliated with the American Cancer Society and is a volunteer at St. Vincent's Health Care in the Breast Health Center. Diagnosed at the age of 32 with breast cancer, she was found to have had to endure a lumpectomy, chemotherapy, radiation, and 5 years of hormone therapy. “One of the hardest things about having cancer”, she states, “is the feeling of a loss of control. I survived a physical and emotional battle with cancer, which has given me the gift of a new outlook on life. I don't worry about the small stuff; I strive to live life to the fullest. I am a 14-year breast cancer Conqueror who has traveled this road, and is still walking in faith   want to help others on their personal journey.” Consequently, Ms Walker went on to become the CEO and Founder of Young Survivors Network, Inc. Her passion is reflected in her mission statement: “Our mission is to educate, support, and advocate for young women who have been diagnosed with breast cancer. We also equip these women in our community with information and a network of caring members, that are willing to give them the best chance available to cope with cancer.” Ms Walker is the author of My Purpose God's Plan.

Reds Johnson Keeps Them Coming Back

Oct 15, 2014 00:33:00

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Reds Johnson is a 20 year old author/writer at True Glory Publications. Born and raised in a small town named Bridgeton in New Jersey, Reds lives with her brother, 2 sisters, 2 nephews, and 3 nieces.  Writing since she was 9 years old, Reds tells her life through her writing and public speaking as a motivational/inspirational speaker for children, troubled teens, and full figured women.  She loves giving back to others even if it's her last. During her teen years Reds gave back to her community by  volunteering at a center fo the blind and Salvation Army.  Her first book, Silver Platter Hoe, sold over 142 copies in less than 24 hours. Her book also made it to the number three position  on the best-sellers list. Through social media sites Reds communicates with her fans on a daily basis.

Keshia Robertson, Contemporary Romance Author with a Multicultural Twist

Oct 12, 2014 00:16:00

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Author Keshia Robertson hails from Toronto, Canada where she writes fresh sensual to erotic contemporary romance with a multicultural twist. When she isn't crafting stories of sexy heroes and witty heroines, she can be found on Twitter, @startswithakesh or on her website, startswithakesh.com, discussing her preferred writing techniques or the latest episode of a Korean drama. Excerpt for Just As Good - 4 days before Christmas: Evan Hermes traded in romance for pragmatism when he suggested marriage at their New Year's Eve party to his girlfriend, Kitt Preston. It was a “suggestion” which wasn’t well received by the love of his life. Though it’s taken him most of the year to figure out the perfect proposal, this time romance is front and center to obtain a yes! Kitt has been in love with Evan ever since he asked her out during their first year of college. Tall, handsome, and a family man, Evan is the kind of person that most women would be falling over themselves to marry…but not her. Kitt is only willing to say yes to a marriage proposal that is worthy of their love and years together. A second chance for Evan to propose felt about as miraculous as Santa Claus standing in the middle of his living room with an inheritance grand . . . ***** Credits: A joint project with www.SexyBooksBlog.net  Music, Song for My Father, courtesy of www.AnnaFisher.com

Mimi Foster, Best-Selling Author of Thunder on the Mountain Series

Oct 11, 2014 00:14:00

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Mimi Foster, a long-time realtor, mother to five daughters, grandmother to five grandchildren, and cherished wife, is a native Floridian who has lived all over the country and settled in Colorado in the early 1970’s. She is an incurable romantic who loves to write stories about chance encounters that change lives. Her latest book, Thunder Storm, is Book 3 in the Thunder on the Mountain series. As a fifth-generation Real Estate Professional, helping Clients buy and sell homes is something that Mimi knows well and continues to be passionate about. In the early 1970s she left her native Florida (a sixth-generation Floridian) and went to Colorado to attend college at the University of Colorado in Boulder. So enamored with the dry climate, mountains, and people Mimi decided to stay.  Follow Mimi's blog tour from October 5th until the 11th on  www.SexyBooksBlog.net Credits: A joint project with www.SexyBooksBlog.net   Music, Song for My Father, courtesy of  www.AnnaFisher.com

Helen Tang Hooper and Marilyn Speak Out on Domestic Violence

Oct 10, 2014 01:04:00

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Domestic violence is a serious problem that needs to be stopped sooner than later. According DomesticViolenceStatistics.org, the statistics are: * Every 9 seconds in the US a woman is assaulted or beaten. * Around the world, at least 1 in every 3 women has been beaten, coerced into sex, or otherwise abused during her lifetime. Most often, the abuser is a member of her own family. * Domestic violence is the leading cause of injury to women, more than car accidents, muggings, & rapes combined. * Studies suggest that up to 10 million children witness some form of domestic violence annually. * Nearly 1 in 5 teenage girls who have been in a relationship said a boyfriend threatened violence or self-harm if presented with a breakup. * Everyday in the US, more than 3 women are murdered by their husbands or boyfriends. * 92% of women surveyed listed reducing domestic violence & sexual assault as their top concern. * Domestic violence victims lose nearly 8 million days of paid work per year in the US alone, equivalent of 32,000 full-time jobs. * Based on reports from 10 countries, between 55% & 95% of women who had been physically abused by their partners had never contacted non-governmental organizations, shelters, or the police for help. * The costs of intimate partner violence in the US alone exceed $5.8 billion per year: $4.1 billion are for direct medical & health care services, while productivity losses account for nearly $1.8 billion. * Men who as children witnessed their parents’ domestic violence were twice as likely to abuse their own wives. Our guests, Helen Tang Hooper and Marilyn Greaux, in support of Domestic Violence Education Month, have first-hand experience with the subject and have volunteered to speak about what a female can do to minimize the chances of becoming the next  victim.

Wednesdays at 11:00 with Anointed Scribe Theresa Harvard Johnson

Oct 9, 2014 00:18:00

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Theresa Harvard Johnson, a poet, spoken word artist, playwright, and artist, often ministers with a team of prophetic scribes creatively to facilitate healing to the broken. She is a nationally trained leader in inner healing with the Living Waters Program of Desert Stream Ministry. She serves as a leader within the Voice of Peace Retreat for adult survivors of child sexual abuse led by the international organization, Voice Today, Inc. With a Bachelor of Arts in Mass Communications, she is completing a Master’s of Divinity in Biblical Studies from Liberty University. Theresa’s creative, scribal ministry is rooted in inner healing, Godly character building, affirmation and bringing significance to the lives of others through the prophetic, creative arts. A former award-winning print news reporter with a career spanning more 22 years, she is an active freelance writer, blogger, and the author of The Scribal Anointing® Book Series. She also authored a collection of poetry and spoken word, Thank God for Salvation, and is the co-author of nationally published and distributed workbooks addressing child sexual abuse awareness and prevention including: The Courage to Speak; The Grooming Mystery: Unmasking the Sex Offender; True Intimacy; Pathways to Healing and the soon-to-be-released workbook, Splinters of Shame. Theresa has published blogs and articles, and has been published in Charisma Magazine, Rejoice Atlanta News, The Answer Newspaper, and more.

Elaine Garcia Helps You Before You Publish

Oct 8, 2014 00:34:00

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Elaine Garcia and Before You Publish offer an array of services to authors, and others, such as: Copyediting: This is a word for word check for spelling, grammar, punctuation, sentence structuring, chapter numbering, and consistency of facts.  Developmental/Content Editing: This process checks for plot structure, believability, and story flow. Does your story have a clear beginning, middle, and ending?   Comprehensive Editing: Includes both developmental and copy editing. This is COMPLETE editing  designed especially for the novice writer or first-time author.   Proofreading: This is a final read of the edited work before it goes to print (usually the typeset manuscript). They strongly suggest that this phase of the editing not be skipped.  Transcription: This service will take your audio tapes and turn them into written documents. They will transfer your information from audio recordings into typewritten format from an audio dictation or recording.  eBook Conversion: Do you already have a published book that you need converted into an ebook? Let them take on the tedious task of turning your book into an electronic file, ready for all major ebook publishers. To help you decide if Before You Publish is a good fit for you and your work they are happy to provide a FREE sample edit. To receive it send BeforeYouPublish.com the first 5 pages of your work; double spaced with 1" margins; and typed in Arial or Times New Roman font.

Wednesdays at 11:00 with Anointed Scribe Theresa Harvard Johnson

Oct 2, 2014 00:33:00

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Theresa Harvard Johnson, a poet, spoken word artist, playwright, and artist, often ministers with a team of prophetic scribes creatively to facilitate healing to the broken. She is a nationally trained leader in inner healing with the Living Waters Program of Desert Stream Ministry. She serves as a leader within the Voice of Peace Retreat for adult survivors of child sexual abuse led by the international organization, Voice Today, Inc. With a Bachelor of Arts in Mass Communications, she is completing a Master’s of Divinity in Biblical Studies from Liberty University. Theresa’s creative, scribal ministry is rooted in inner healing, Godly character building, affirmation and bringing significance to the lives of others through the prophetic, creative arts. A former award-winning print news reporter with a career spanning more 22 years, she is an active freelance writer, blogger, and the author of The Scribal Anointing® Book Series. She also authored a collection of poetry and spoken word, Thank God for Salvation, and is the co-author of nationally published and distributed workbooks addressing child sexual abuse awareness and prevention including: The Courage to Speak; The Grooming Mystery: Unmasking the Sex Offender; True Intimacy; Pathways to Healing and the soon-to-be-released workbook, Splinters of Shame. Theresa has published blogs and articles, and has been published in Charisma Magazine, Rejoice Atlanta News, The Answer Newspaper, and more.

JCS, Graphic Novelist of Six Novels

Sep 26, 2014 00:33:00

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From living a nightmare, to building a dream. Graphic Novelist J.C.S. may only be 27 years old but she has come a long way. Abused as a child, and seemingly lost as a teen, she has turned her scraps into diamonds. So far, she has written six novels, has published five of those novels, and as also finished a trilogy known as Anguished Immortals. She will tell you, her goal was this: to publish and take care of her family. Her first attempt to write a novel came at the age of 15, and in between ten years, she tried and failed. Growing up in Denver, Colorado, it was realized (and said) countless times that opportunity in the workforce was greater and more stable than most states, especially for a woman. But having Systemic Lupus and two children only ten and a half months apart changed everything. Early 2012, inspiration came as J.C.S. decided to write her first romance novel. Even though it was a completed work, she saw that it wasn't yielding light on her talent. After doing a little research on the Archangel of Death and the Greek Goddess of War, Enyo, the makings of an Epic Fantasy trilogy had just begun. Taking her work to Authonomy and trying out the first two books, J.C.S. realized that sticking with something she loved, Epic Fantasy, did her better than trying to fit in. In 2013 J.C.S. wrote and published the first book to Bleeding Stars and Paper Hearts: Adrianna is Mine, following the same previewing and publishing path of her previous work. The audience from Authonomy helped her decide on publishing when not only had her book gone from #599 to #31 in a week, it stayed at #7 for three weeks and #1 for two.

AJ Harmon, Contemporary Romance Author of 13 Romance Novels

Sep 23, 2014 00:34:00

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AJ Harmon was blessed with a village in her very own family. Born in Perth, Western Australia to English parents, AJ grew up on the beaches in the summer and studiously studying English, music and languages during the school year. Reading, dancing and cooking filled the rest of her time. Moving to the United States as a teenager opened her up to not only a new culture, but a faster paced life and eventually to her own Prince Charming as well. Now married for 29 years to her sweetheart, AJ is still perfecting their own happy ending, and loving every minute of it. When AJ came home one day from her accounting job and announced to her husband that she was writing a book–after the initial shock wore off–he immediately went to work on preparing marketing plans and strategies. As a small business marketing strategist, he was excited at the prospect of playing in the ‘big league’ with the giants of the publishing industry. Never shying away from a challenge, he was up to the task and took AJ on as his number one client. Turning to her son next, AJ has come to rely on him for most everything else.  Credits: A joint project with www.SexyBooksBlog.net   Music, Song for My Father, courtesy of www.AnnaFisher.com 

Frances R. Armstrong, Helping You Strive for Normalcy

Sep 20, 2014 00:35:00

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Frances R. Armstrong (Franny) is a wife, a mother of three children, and grandparent of four. A published author of paranormal romance, she chose to share her experiences with mental illness, rather than hide in her home and suffer in silence. It's important to her that the stigma of mental illness is removed, so that people will learn about it and not fear it. One in five people is diagnosed with the many forms of mental illness, Frances strives each day to battle the Bipolar II Disorder with her head held high. You can too! For the average person to be well, they would have to fight mental illness using all of the resources available. They are not alone. Consider Franny's book, Striving For Normalcy, as a guide, based on her personal experiences and prepared with those in mind those who suffer in silence or who don't have support systems in their lives. Striving For Normalcy is based on her personal experiences, and references from the internet, and a qualified psychiatrist. It is her hope that people will learn and understand the inner workings of the disease, helping families and friends learn how to live with, not only the person who is ill, but change the way that society deals with those who suffer every day from an illness that rules their bodies and minds.

Wednesdays at 11:00 with Anointed Scribe Theresa Harvard Johnson

Sep 18, 2014 00:14:00

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Theresa Harvard Johnson, a poet, spoken word artist, playwright, and artist who often ministers with a team of prophetic scribes creatively to facilitate healing to the broken. She is a nationally trained leader in inner healing with the Living Waters Program of Desert Stream Ministry. She serves as a leader within the Voice of Peace Retreat for adult survivors of child sexual abuse led by the international organization, Voice Today, Inc. With a Bachelor of Arts in Mass Communications, she is completing a Master’s of Divinity in Biblical Studies from Liberty University. Theresa’s creative, scribal ministry is rooted in inner healing, Godly character building, affirmation and bringing significance to the lives of others through the prophetic, creative arts. A former award-winning print news reporter with a career spanning more 22 years, she is an active freelance writer, blogger, and the author of The Scribal Anointing® Book Series. She also authored a collection of poetry and spoken word, Thank God for Salvation, and is the co-author of nationally published and distributed workbooks addressing child sexual abuse awareness and prevention including: The Courage to Speak; The Grooming Mystery: Unmasking the Sex Offender; True Intimacy; Pathways to Healing and the soon-to-be-released workbook, Splinters of Shame. Theresa has published blogs and articles, and has been published in Charisma Magazine, Rejoice Atlanta News, The Answer Newspaper, and more.

Justin Petty, Steelband Co-Founder, Musician, Professor, Father

Sep 13, 2014 00:34:00

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Justin A. Petty, born May 7, 1971 in Charlotte Amalie, St. Thomas, US Virgin Islands, is the middle child of ten children. He grew up in Charlotte Amalie where he began playing music at an early age. In 1984, he joined the Rising Stars Youth Steel Orchestra where he played the guitar pan before switching to the tenor or lead pan one year later. Following graduation from Charlotte Aamlie High School, Justin earned a Bachelor Degree in Music Production and Engineering from Berklee College of Music in 1993 and a Master of Science Degree in Broadcast Administration/Television Management from Boston University.   In addition to co-founding Pan Loco Steel Band with Bob Lucas, Justin also writes for and directs several larger steel orchestras in New England. These included  Branches Pan Groove Steel Orchestra (under his musical direction Branches won the Panorama competition in 1997, 1999, 2000 and 2002). In 1999 he helped form the Crystal Panjammers Youth Steel Band on Massachusetts’ North Shore. In 2002 he formed the Celestial Infernos Youth Steel Band of St. Cyprians Episcopal Church in Roxbury, MA. He has given lectures on the origin and evolution of the steel pan at universities and colleges throughout the Northeast and in the US Virgin Islands. He has had the distinguished opportunity to perform with muscial guru such as Aldwyn "Lord Kitchener" Roberts on several occasions. Visit Justin on Facebook by clicking here.

Wednesdays at 11:00 with Anointed Scribe Theresa Harvard Johnson

Sep 11, 2014 00:34:00

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Today's topic: Publishing From a Spiritual Perspective Theresa Harvard Johnson, a poet, spoken word artist, playwright, and artist who often ministers with a team of prophetic scribes creatively to facilitate healing to the broken. She is a nationally trained leader in inner healing with the Living Waters Program of Desert Stream Ministry. She serves as a leader within the Voice of Peace Retreat for adult survivors of child sexual abuse led by the international organization, Voice Today, Inc. With a Bachelor of Arts in Mass Communications, she is completing a Master’s of Divinity in Biblical Studies from Liberty University. Theresa’s creative, scribal ministry is rooted in inner healing, Godly character building, affirmation and bringing significance to the lives of others through the prophetic, creative arts. A former award-winning print news reporter with a career spanning more 22 years, she is an active freelance writer, blogger, and the author of The Scribal Anointing® Book Series. She also authored a collection of poetry and spoken word, Thank God for Salvation, and is the co-author of nationally published and distributed workbooks addressing child sexual abuse awareness and prevention including: The Courage to Speak; The Grooming Mystery: Unmasking the Sex Offender; True Intimacy; Pathways to Healing and the soon-to-be-released workbook, Splinters of Shame. Theresa has published blogs and articles, and has been published in Charisma Magazine, Rejoice Atlanta News, The Answer Newspaper, and more.

Isabel Pietri, Retired Labor Union Prez Now a Creative Author

Sep 6, 2014 00:33:00

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Isabel Pietri, a retired labor union president and a former resident of New York City, resides in Northeastern, Pennsylvania., with her husband, a retired forensic investigator; "Sheba, the Wonder Dog"; and two kitties, "Shadow" and "Missy". In retirement, Isabel have taken up her lifelong passion, the craft of creative writing. Her first published book, "Love in the Dark", available on Amazon.com, is the story of NYPD surveillance expert, Detective Millie Angeles. Millie has made a name for herself working in the elite TARU unit of the New York Police Department as the go-to girl for surveillance and tracking. However, when tragedy occurs, she finds herself casting about for a new chapter. That all falls into place when she lands a job at a private company, which dispatches her to the West Coast to work for Adrian Zaragosa, a blind, and strikingly handsome owner of a winery estate in the Napa Valley. As the plot thickens and their passion sparks, Millie finds herself in the throes of both extreme danger and overpowering desire. Isabel's second book in the trilogy, "The Black Calla Lily", will soon be on the market. Besides being a published author, Isabel keeps active scuba diving, fishing, golfing, target shooting, experiencing good wines, and reading a good book. Credits: A joint project with www.SexyBooksBlog.net  Music, Song for My Father, courtesy of www.AnnaFisher.com

Lillian Greaux, Widow, Mother, Grandmother, and Author

Sep 5, 2014 00:34:00

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Lillian Greaux, a native of St. Thomas, US Virgin Islands in the section of the island known as Frenchtown, has become an author - twice! Her first book, book "Out of the Village and Up the Mountain", tells of her family's relocation from Frenchtown to the Crown Mountain section of the island. If her titles weren't enough, she also carries the title of great-grandmother proudly. Her second book, book "Family Recipe Book (Caribbean Cuisine)", is exactly that! A recipe book of food and treats that she grew up eating and cooking with her family. Now, she here to share the story behind her stories in writing both books. Drop in during the show. Call with your questions or comments! Or visit her on Facebook at www.Facebook.com/Lillian.Greaux/.

Wednesdays at 11:00 with Anointed Scribe Theresa Harvard Johnson

Sep 4, 2014 00:33:00

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Today's topic: Molding Scribes to Lead in the Marketplace and Beyond Theresa Harvard Johnson, a poet, spoken word artist, playwright, and artist who often ministers with a team of prophetic scribes creatively to facilitate healing to the broken. She is a nationally trained leader in inner healing with the Living Waters Program of Desert Stream Ministry. She serves as a leader within the Voice of Peace Retreat for adult survivors of child sexual abuse led by the international organization, Voice Today, Inc. With a Bachelor of Arts in Mass Communications, she is completing a Master’s of Divinity in Biblical Studies from Liberty University. Theresa’s creative, scribal ministry is rooted in inner healing, Godly character building, affirmation and bringing significance to the lives of others through the prophetic, creative arts. A former award-winning print news reporter with a career spanning more 22 years, she is an active freelance writer, blogger, and the author of The Scribal Anointing® Book Series. She also authored a collection of poetry and spoken word, Thank God for Salvation, and is the co-author of nationally published and distributed workbooks addressing child sexual abuse awareness and prevention including: The Courage to Speak; The Grooming Mystery: Unmasking the Sex Offender; True Intimacy; Pathways to Healing and the soon-to-be-released workbook, Splinters of Shame. Theresa has published blogs and articles, and has been published in Charisma Magazine, Rejoice Atlanta News, The Answer Newspaper, and more.

Wednesdays at 11:00 with Anointed Scribe Theresa Harvard Johnson

Aug 28, 2014 00:33:00

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Welcome to our weekly series starting today, August 6, 2014. Today's topic: Round Table for Callers, Scribes, Followers, and Others (Phonelines are open for you to share.) "Building Strong Literary Groups and Book Clubs" will be moved to next week. Theresa Harvard Johnson's creative scribal ministry is rooted in inner healing, Godly character-building, and affirmation because it is bringing significance to the lives of others through the prophetic, creative arts. A former award-winning prnt news reporter with a career spanning more 22 years, she is an active freelance writer, blogger, and the author of The Scribal Anointing® Book Series. She also authored a collection of poetry and spoken word, Thank God for Salvation, and is the co-author of nationally published and distributed workbooks addressing child sexual abuse awareness and prevention including: The Courage to Speak; The Grooming Mystery: Unmasking the Sex Offender; True Intimacy; Pathways to Healing and the soon-to-be-released workbook, Splinters of Shame. Theresa has published blogs and articles, and has been published in Charisma Magazine, Rejoice Atlanta News, The Answer Newspaper, and more. She also authored a collection of poetry and spoken word, Thank God for Salvation, and is the co-author of nationally published and distributed workbooks addressing child sexual abuse awareness and prevention including: The Courage to Speak; The Grooming Mystery: Unmasking the Sex Offender; True Intimacy; Pathways to Healing and the soon-to-be-released workbook, Splinters of Shame. Theresa has published blogs and articles, and has been published in Charisma Magazine, Rejoice Atlanta News, The Answer Newspaper, and more. Visit Theresa at voicesofchrist.com/

Rhonda Johnson and Memoirs of An Addict

Aug 26, 2014 00:34:00

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Born and raised in the Nation’s Capitol, Washington, DC, M/R {Memoirs Rhonda} Johnson is the author of Memoirs of An Addict: Fact or Fiction. Inspired by her story as someone living with co-occurring disorders, Rhonda offers insight from a dynamic perspective, drawing from her personal experiences, clinical education, and professional work background. She feels compelled and empowered to be an advocate of change by promoting Hope that recovery is a Process and it is Possible.  A graduate from the Dept. of Behavioral Health’s Co-Occurring Clinical Competency Course, and the Office of Consumer and Family Affairs Certified Peer Specialist Certification Program, both in her hometown of Washington, DC, she has become a leader amongst her peers by sharing  her challenges and experiences within the recovery of mental health and addiction’s  communities through motivational speaking and interactive workshop presentations. M/R Johnson is the creator of several social networking groups that she facilitates on LinkedIn, {ATT} Addiction the Truth, and Certified Peer Specialists {United} on Facebook where members can engage or start therapeutic discussions of interest by  demonstrating leadership and share education to unite in knowledge. M/R Johnson believes her time has come, and that no matter what challenges a person encounters in this road to life, “All things are possible with FAITH in God!” www.memoirsof2165.com

Salmon Cupid, Inventor of Electronic Steelpan

Aug 22, 2014 01:03:00

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Salmon Cupid, born in the Caribbean Republic of Trinidad and Tobago (T&T also affectionately referred to as  Trinbago), fell in love with and learned to play the steelpan there. He began formally playing with St. Augustine Senior Comprehensive School where he led the band in several music festivals and competitions. Under his captaincy, St. Augustine won the Panorama competition and walked away with first place at the Steelpan Music Festival. He also made several international tours with the school to Europe. His experience on these tours confirmed that his idea of the electronic steelpan was crucial to the progress of steelpan. In 1994, Salmon was selected by Pan Trinbago to be the Steelpan Cultural Ambassador as part of the demand by schools internationally to teach and expose the steelpan in Canada. He accepted that opportunity to expand his horizons. It led to his decision to relocate to Canada where he currently resides. In 2000, he boldly entered a steelband in the Kiwanis Music Festival in Toronto. For the next 6 years the band consistently won the competition. Also in 2000, with the support of the students, parents, teachers, and community at large, he founded an alumni band, the Toronto All Stars Steel Orchestra (TASSO). The steelpan is an acoustic musical instrument indigenous to T&T. In honor to the pioneers who originated and developed the instrument and art form, he strived to remain mindful and respectful of the pioneers. To get a better sense of the instrument, click on this link.  To view a video of the debut of Salmon's invention, the e-pan, in concert, click here.

Wednesdays at 11:00 with Anointed Scribe Theresa Harvard Johnson

Aug 21, 2014 00:32:00

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Welcome to our weekly series starting today, August 6, 2014. Today's topic: Becoming an Anointed Scribe Theresa Harvard Johnson's creative scribal ministry is rooted in inner healing, Godly character-building, and affirmation because it is bringing significance to the lives of others through the prophetic, creative arts. A former award-winning prnt news reporter with a career spanning more 22 years, she is an active freelance writer, blogger, and the author of The Scribal Anointing® Book Series. She also authored a collection of poetry and spoken word, Thank God for Salvation, and is the co-author of nationally published and distributed workbooks addressing child sexual abuse awareness and prevention including: The Courage to Speak; The Grooming Mystery: Unmasking the Sex Offender; True Intimacy; Pathways to Healing and the soon-to-be-released workbook, Splinters of Shame. Theresa has published blogs and articles, and has been published in Charisma Magazine, Rejoice Atlanta News, The Answer Newspaper, and more. She also authored a collection of poetry and spoken word, Thank God for Salvation, and is the co-author of nationally published and distributed workbooks addressing child sexual abuse awareness and prevention including: The Courage to Speak; The Grooming Mystery: Unmasking the Sex Offender; True Intimacy; Pathways to Healing and the soon-to-be-released workbook, Splinters of Shame. Theresa has published blogs and articles, and has been published in Charisma Magazine, Rejoice Atlanta News, The Answer Newspaper, and more. Visit Theresa at voicesofchrist.com/

Shannon Celebi, Author of Speculative Fiction

Aug 19, 2014 00:44:00

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Shannon Celebi writes speculative fiction in all its weird and wonderful forms. Residing in Ashland, Oregon with her husband, her son, two neurotic cats, and a dilapidated laptop named Persephone, Shannon has two collections of short stories, Small Town Ghosts, and Small Town Demons, available on Amazon at http://amzn.to/19lodTU. Shannon spends every waking hour at her computer, but if she gets a brief moment of respite you can usually find her curled up on the sofa with a kick-ass book and a steaming mug of Joe (Sumatra from Starbucks is her favorite). Shannon also enjoys windsurfing (not), hang-gliding (super not) and long walks on the beach (maybe). Shannon has far too many favorite books to list in this little space, but if she had to pick three, she'd probably say, "This Body by Laurel Doud, Jane Eyre by Charlotte Bronte, and Heart Shaped Box' by Joe Hill." Of course, she couldn't pick just three, so she'd also name, The Song of Ice and Fire series by George R. R. Martin, The Shining by Stephen King, and Sharp Objects by Gillian Flynn.

Major Miguel Reece Tells The Disabled Vet’s Story

Aug 16, 2014 01:03:00

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Major Miguel “Tito” Reece (US Air Force, Retired) has recently published the book, The Disabled Veteran’s Story. It outlines the struggles and sacrifices of veterans and their families for the world's freedom. One story includes the bureaucratic journey of a Panamanian while another story tells how Panamanians volunteered for the draft as a way out from the Silver Cities (La Boca, Red Tank, Paraiso, Gamboa, and Rainbow City), reflecting true compelling stories of the politics within the Canal Zone in the early days. Reece, a military veteran with 30+ years of service as both an officer and an enlisted member in the US Air Force. He served in Vietnam, the Middle East, and as a member of the Stabilization Forces in the Balkans. Born in the Panama Canal Zone, Reece has an undergraduate degree from Southern Illinois University and a graduate degree from the Webster University, Saint Louis, Missouri. After 30 years in the USAF, he served 10 years with the Dept. of Veterans Affairs, with great concerns of many veterans dying prior to receiving their entitled benefits.   Reece states that he enjoyed working with veterans and making a difference in the lives of the beneficiaries. He often visited veterans with the families in their homes, nursing homes, and assisted-living facilities, relatives’ homes, under bridges, in parks or even in tree houses. In his book he aspires to share these stories with the world, to educate a new generation and remind society of the sacrifices the American and some Panamanian veterans endured for the freedom of the world and not to allow their stories to be forgotten. Like Miguel on Facebook or follow him on Twitter. 50th person wins free ebook. Visit Reece at www.MiguelReece.com

Wednesdays at 11:00 with Anointed Scribe Theresa Harvard Johnson

Aug 14, 2014 00:33:00

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Welcome to our weekly series starting today, August 6, 2014. Today's topic: The Mic or The Message? Theresa Harvard Johnson's creative scribal ministry is rooted in inner healing, Godly character-building, and affirmation because it is bringing significance to the lives of others through the prophetic, creative arts. A former award-winning prnt news reporter with a career spanning more 22 years, she is an active freelance writer, blogger, and the author of The Scribal Anointing® Book Series. She also authored a collection of poetry and spoken word, Thank God for Salvation, and is the co-author of nationally published and distributed workbooks addressing child sexual abuse awareness and prevention including: The Courage to Speak; The Grooming Mystery: Unmasking the Sex Offender; True Intimacy; Pathways to Healing and the soon-to-be-released workbook, Splinters of Shame. Theresa has published blogs and articles, and has been published in Charisma Magazine, Rejoice Atlanta News, The Answer Newspaper, and more. She also authored a collection of poetry and spoken word, Thank God for Salvation, and is the co-author of nationally published and distributed workbooks addressing child sexual abuse awareness and prevention including: The Courage to Speak; The Grooming Mystery: Unmasking the Sex Offender; True Intimacy; Pathways to Healing and the soon-to-be-released workbook, Splinters of Shame. Theresa has published blogs and articles, and has been published in Charisma Magazine, Rejoice Atlanta News, The Answer Newspaper, and more. Visit Theresa at voicesofchrist.com/

Mike Arsuaga, Ex-Navyman, Now Author and Publisher with Wife

Aug 8, 2014 00:33:00

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Born and raised in New Orleans, Louisiana, Mike Arsuaga completed careers in the US Navy Submarine Force and the Transportation Security Administration. Although his careers have taken him all over the world, he now lives in Orlando, Florida with wife and Editor-in-Chief, Cynthia; daughter ,Jennifer; granddaughter, Larrna, and partner-in-crime, Thumper, a Yorkshire terrier. Mike’s extensive travels took him throughout the United States, Canada, Europe, the Caribbean, and the Middle East which provide accurate and vivid settings for all his stories. Although Mars figures prominently in at least one installment of TheProgeny of Evolution series, he hasn’t been there yet. The trip is prominent on his “bucket” list. The Progeny of Evolution series, seven books soon to be published by I Heart Book Publishing, tell of the deep love between two special beings as they shepherd lycans and vampires, The Others, in their ascent from Creation’s vilest expression toward becoming the noblest. A pilot script for a TV series based on the books is under consideration by Amazon studios. A paranormal romantic thriller short story, from Boroughs Publishing Group, titled Of Jasmine and Pomegranate has been well received. Mike and Cynthia have co-written two books, one published by Secret Cravings Publishing. Love and Death in the Big Easy and the other Top Dog is now published in the PG-13 version with I Heart Book Publishing. The series chronicles the story of a special shape shifter. Instead of transforming into a large fierce animal, he becomes an 8-pound Yorkshire terrier. While not much good in a scrape, he can go places the big guys can’t and he’s irresistible to women.

Wednesdays at 11:00 with Anointed Scribe Theresa Harvard Johnson

Aug 7, 2014 00:33:00

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Welcome to our weekly series starting today, August 6, 2014. Today's topic:Conversations with HIS Master Scribe: Theresa Harvard Johnson Theresa Harvard Johnson's creative scribal ministry is rooted in inner healing, Godly character-building, and affirmation because it is bringing significance to the lives of others through the prophetic, creative arts. A former award-winning prnt news reporter with a career spanning more 22 years, she is an active freelance writer, blogger, and the author of The Scribal Anointing® Book Series. She also authored a collection of poetry and spoken word, Thank God for Salvation, and is the co-author of nationally published and distributed workbooks addressing child sexual abuse awareness and prevention including: The Courage to Speak; The Grooming Mystery: Unmasking the Sex Offender; True Intimacy; Pathways to Healing and the soon-to-be-released workbook, Splinters of Shame. Theresa has published blogs and articles, and has been published in Charisma Magazine, Rejoice Atlanta News, The Answer Newspaper, and more. She also authored a collection of poetry and spoken word, Thank God for Salvation, and is the co-author of nationally published and distributed workbooks addressing child sexual abuse awareness and prevention including: The Courage to Speak; The Grooming Mystery: Unmasking the Sex Offender; True Intimacy; Pathways to Healing and the soon-to-be-released workbook, Splinters of Shame. Theresa has published blogs and articles, and has been published in Charisma Magazine, Rejoice Atlanta News, The Answer Newspaper, and more. Visit Theresa at voicesofchrist.com/

Kristie L. Sibley, Woman of God, Wears Many Hats

Aug 3, 2014 00:40:00

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As a Christian/Woman of God, Mrs. Kristie L. Sibley also happens to be an entrepreneur, singer, motivational speaker, and world traveler. Having served as the program coordinator/associate professor for 9 years, she became a family mediator in 2005. Founder and owner of KSings! Entertainment, she recorded her first gospel album in 2003 and recently  released a new single titled "There Aint Nothing" as an urban inspirational crossover tune with an R&B appeal as produced by Antonio Neal.  An advocate for cultural diversity, Mrs. Sibley believes strongly in justice for all of mankind. Consequently, she created and developed the first ever cultural diversity course under human services in the KCTCS college system. Besides this course, HS 220 Cultural Diversity in Human Services, Mrs. Sibley facilitates courses in mental health, crisis intervention, family dynamics, domestic violence, addictions, counseling, case management, and other subject matters that deal with human and behavioral issues. This busy lady served as the Business Manager for C & K Catering & Personal Chef Services for 5 1/2 years before owning Affair Kouture Events, LLC, an exclusive events management company. Her educational background includes a Master’s of Human Relations from the University of Oklahoma and a Bachelor of Science in Human Services from Kennesaw State University. 

Lorena Bathey, Author and Self-Publisher

Aug 2, 2014 00:34:00

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With a degree from St. Mary College, California in English and a minor in Communications, Ms. Lorena Bathey, used her creative abilities and marketing skills to write and promote her memoir, Happy Beginnings: How I Became My Own Fairy Godmother. Creating a brand from this book, she established a conference for women called, The Love Fest.  She planned and promoted this event for two years. Her marketing for this brand led a Senior Executive Producer from the Oprah Show to seek her out.  Changing her writing format to writing novels and starting her publishing company, Lorena B Books, Ms. Bathey integrated the work she'd done with Happy Beginnings by creating strong female characters throughout her writing. Ms. Bathey has spoken for conferences, women's groups, had her own radio show, and promoted self-publishing throughout the ensuing years. She is currently working on her new novel and has three historical fiction books in the writing queue. You can find her at www.LorenaBBooks.com  

Theresa Harvard Johnson, The Scribal Anointing Book Series, Part II

Jul 31, 2014 01:33:00

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Theresa Harvard Johnson the founder of Voices of Christ Literary Ministries International and the Voices of Christ Prophetic School of the Scribe, returns to share about in-depth Biblical understanding concerning the ministry of the scribe and the present-day release of the Spirit upon them. Voices of Christ is a safe haven for scribes to mature in their gifting. Under prayerful teaching and guidance, they are nurtured, supported, encouraged, affirmed and catapulted into their call. Theresa, a poet, spoken word artist, playwright, and artist, often ministers with a team of prophetic scribes creatively to facilitate healing to the broken. She is a nationally trained leader in inner healing with the Living Waters Program of Desert Stream Ministry. She serves as a leader within the Voice of Peace Retreat for adult survivors of child sexual abuse led by the international organization, Voice Today, Inc. With a Bachelor of Arts in Mass Communications, she is completing a Master’s of Divinity in Biblical Studies from Liberty University. Theresa’s creative, scribal ministry is rooted in inner healing, Godly character building, affirmation and bringing significance to the lives of others through the prophetic, creative arts. A former award-winning print news reporter with a career spanning more 22 years, she is an active freelance writer, blogger, and the author of The Scribal Anointing® Book Series. She also authored a collection of poetry and spoken word, Thank God for Salvation, and is the co-author of nationally published and distributed workbooks addressing child sexual abuse awareness and prevention including: The Courage to Speak; The Grooming Mystery: Unmasking the Sex Offender; True Intimacy; Pathways to Healing and the soon-to-be-released workbook, Splinters of Shame. Theresa has published blogs and articles, and has been published in Charisma Magazine, Rejoice Atlanta News, The Answer Newspaper, and more.

Tranisha Hollman, Author of Loving Leah

Jul 27, 2014 00:33:00

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Psychologist Leah Gordon has a successful business and a perfect family life with her husband and two beautiful children. She's on top of the world after working hard to get there. But one night when everything changes, her entire world comes crashing down.  Betrayed and hurt beyond belief, Leah suddenly finds herself embroiled in a bitter divorce. Having nowhere else to turn, Leah accepts an invitation to church from her beloved grandmother and returns to her first true love, Jesus Christ. As she puts her faith and trust in God, Leah finds the strength to move on.  Leah's world is shaken again when she meets Graye Barrington, a deacon and youth minister at her church. Graye is unlike any man she has ever known. The instant connection she feels with Graye is frightening in its intensity, and she shies away from feelings she doesn't understand. Leah can see that Graye is a man of God, but she knows it's too soon to begin another relationship. She isn't sure she will ever love again.  When Graye makes it known that he's not looking for a fling and that he wants a serious commitment, Leah struggles with her feelings for him. She must soon confront her conflicted feelings and make a decision that will change her life forever. Will Leah find true happiness with Graye? Or will Graye find that Loving Leah leads only to a broken heart?

Theresa Harvard Johnson, The Scribal Anointing Book Series

Jul 24, 2014 00:49:00

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Theresa Harvard Johnson is the founder of Voices of Christ Literary Ministries International and the Voices of Christ Prophetic School of the Scribe, where students gain in-depth Biblical understanding concerning the ministry of the scribe and the present-day release of the Spirit upon them. Voices of Christ is a safe haven for scribes to mature in their gifting. Under prayerful teaching and guidance, they are nurtured, supported, encouraged, affirmed and catapulted into their call. Theresa, a poet, spoken word artist, playwright, and artist, often ministers with a team of prophetic scribes creatively to facilitate healing to the broken. She is a nationally trained leader in inner healing with the Living Waters Program of Desert Stream Ministry. She serves as a leader within the Voice of Peace Retreat for adult survivors of child sexual abuse led by the international organization, Voice Today, Inc. With a Bachelor of Arts in Mass Communications, she is completing a Master’s of Divinity in Biblical Studies from Liberty University. Theresa’s creative, scribal ministry is rooted in inner healing, Godly character building, affirmation and bringing significance to the lives of others through the prophetic, creative arts. A former award-winning print news reporter with a career spanning more 22 years, she is an active freelance writer, blogger, and the author of The Scribal Anointing® Book Series. She also authored a collection of poetry and spoken word, Thank God for Salvation, and is the co-author of nationally published and distributed workbooks addressing child sexual abuse awareness and prevention including: The Courage to Speak; The Grooming Mystery: Unmasking the Sex Offender; True Intimacy; Pathways to Healing and the soon-to-be-released workbook, Splinters of Shame. Theresa has published blogs and articles, and has been published in Charisma Magazine, Rejoice Atlanta News, The Answer Newspaper, and more.

DuEwa Frazier, Gifted Poet, Puts Us in the Middle

Jul 20, 2014 00:48:00

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DuEwa Frazier, a writer, author, educator, and award-nominated poet was born in Brooklyn, New York and raised in St. Louis, Missouri. The author of the newly released young adult novel, Deanne in the Middle (2014), DuEwa is also the author of Goddess Under the Bridge: Poems(2013), Ten Marbles and a Bag to Put Them In: Poems for Children (2010), Stardust Tracks on a Road (2005), and Shedding Light From My Journeys (2002). She is the editor/publisher of the NAACP Image Award nominated (in Outstanding Literary Work, Poetry) anthology, Check the Rhyme: An Anthology of Female Poets and Emcees (July 2006), featuring the work of 50 internationally and nationally known women poets. Check the Rhyme also received nominations from Writers Digest Publishing Award and African American Literary Award Show. She founded Lit Noire Publishing in 2002 and has produced numerous literary and performance events featuring poets, authors, and musicians across New York City,Baltimore, Atlanta, Berkeley, and Philadelphia. DuEwa has been called a “gifted” poet.  Her poetry has been published in Essence Magazine, Reverie Journal, Kweli Journal, Tidal Basin Review, Poetry In Performance, Drumvoices Revue, Black Arts Quarterly, X Magazine and other publications. In 2005 she featured in the documentary film “Rhyme and Reason.” Writer, poet, and educator DuEwa Frazier draws from her life as a writer, work with youth as an educator and perspective as a woman who grew up learning from people of diverse backgrounds and cultures.

52 Street Positive - A Positive Spin on Abuse Recovery

Jul 18, 2014 00:34:00

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From the 'hood to the 'burbs, no greater preservation exists than the life of a child. Help Tavarius graduate. For several years, 52 Street Positive has been honored to receive numerous awards for mentoring, youth advocacy, and fatherhood engagement.  Now, they have combined all three aspects into a distinct collaboration to prevent child maltreatment for the positive. Consider these facts courtesy of the US Dept of Health and Human Services: The estimated annual cost of child abuse and neglect in the United States alone reached $124 billion in 2008.Child abuse occurs at every socioeconomic level, across all ethnic and cultural lines, within all religions and at all levels of education.  Approximately 3 million reports of child abuse in the U.S. are made annually.  There are more than 470,000 children in foster care.  Approx 30% of abused and neglected children will later abuse their own children, continuing the horrible cycle of abuse.  A child abuse report is made every 10 seconds in the US.  68% of the people in treatment for drug abuse reported being abused or neglected as children.  14%, men, 36%, women incarcerated were abused as children.  78% of 21 year olds abused as children have criteria of a mental disorder.  Types of abuses: Neglect, 62.8%; Physical, 16.6%; Sexual, 9.3%; Emotional, 7.1%.  Ethnicity: White, 49.7%; African American, 23.1%; Hispanic, 17.4%.  Gender: Female, 50.3%; Male, 47.3%

John Turner Takes You on a Journey

Jul 17, 2014 00:34:00

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From a small town 45 miles southwest of Cleveland, Ohio, John Turner grew up in a large family.  His mother, whom he loved so dearly, died in 2003. His book, Take This Journey With Me, is the first of many of the many fiction and nonfiction he plans to write.  This, his first book, is one with 100 hundred chapters in what is essentially 100 poems. As a book of poetry it explores situations and emotions that we all can relate to as fellow citizens on this planet we call Earth. Growing up with little means, and in a small town, offered him the opportunity to analyze the way life was and the way it is. His perspective, although expressed poetically in this book, is not so unique and not just his perspective alone. He understands that a universal audience will be able to relate to the words written as well as appreciate the sentiment in which they were written. John Turner spent much of his early childhood with his brothers; playing all kinds of sports. But the one that they all enjoyed playing the most was basketball which he also played in youth baseball leagues, as a youth. But some of his most fond memories were sitting around with his brothers, making up stories to tell to the others, and then offering expressions as to who told the most compelling one at the time.

Street Positive - A Positive Spin on Abuse Recovery

Jul 11, 2014 00:14:00

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  From the 'hood to the 'burbs, no greater preservation exists than the life of a child. Help Tavarius graduate and make his love count.   For several years, 52 Street Positive has been honored to receive numerous awards for mentoring,  youth advocacy, and fatherhood engagement.  Now, they have combined all three aspects into a distinct collaboration to prevent child maltreatment for the positive.   Consider these facts courtesy of the US Dept of Health and Human Services: The estimated annual cost of child abuse and neglect in the United States alone reached $124 billion in 2008.  Child abuse occurs at every socioeconomic level, across all ethnic and cultural lines, within all religions and at all levels of education.  Approximately 3 million reports of child abuse in the U.S. are made annually.  There are more than 470,000 children in foster care.  Approx 30% of abused and neglected children will later abuse their own children, continuing the horrible cycle of abuse.  A child abuse report is made every ten seconds across the USA.  Two-thirds of the people in treatment for drug abuse reported being abused or neglected as children.  14% of men and 36% of women incarcerated were abused as children.  Nearly 80% of 21 year olds abused as children have criteria of at least one mental disorder.  Types and percentage breakdown of abuses: Neglect, 62.8%; Physical, 16.6%; Sexual, 9.3%; Emotional, 7.1%.  Abuse by ethnicity: White, 49.7%; African American, 23.1%; Hispanic, 17.4%.  Gender breakdown: Female, 50.3%; Male, 47.3%.   

Soraya Diase Coffelt and John Canegata Share Their Platform

Jul 5, 2014 01:33:00

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On Memorial Day, US Virgin Islands Gubernatorial candidate Soraya Diase Coffelt announced that she has selected John Canegata as her running mate for the position of lieutenant governor. Canegata, a well-known, lifetime resident of St. Croix, will be a 4th-generation public servant in the Virgin Islands once elected. In regard to her selection of Canegata, Diase Coffelt stated, “It is very appropriate that I announce my running mate John Canegata on Memorial Day. John is a veteran who served honorably for our country and islands in the US Army.“ “I am running for governor because too many of our people in the Virgin Islands are struggling and hurting, and I can no longer accept the status quo. Like me, John is committed to making things better for all of our people and will work hard with me toward fulfilling my vision of the Virgin Islands as the economic powerhouse of the Caribbean. As a native of St. Croix whose family has owned small businesses for over 100 years, a former employee of Hovensa, and a veteran, John understands the issues affecting our islands. He is dedicated to the people of the Virgin Islands and I know that together we will fight for the people and build a better Virgin Islands.” Canegata said, “I consider it an honor and privilege to run with Soraya Diase Coffelt. Not only does she possess the qualifications and experience necessary to serve as our next governor, but her integrity and passion for the people are unmatched. She is the best hope for a better Virgin Islands and truly the people’s candidate for governor.”

Lynne Hinkey's Book, Ye Gods, to Benefit Animal Shelters of the Virgin Islands

Jul 3, 2014 00:37:00

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Virgin Islands animal rescue organizations will get a boon from the chupacabra this summer. Ye Gods! A Tale of Dogs and Demons, the latest novel by former Virgin Islands resident Lynne Hinkey, is a tale of magic and monsters run amok on a Caribbean island. Lynne is donating 100% of the proceeds from ebook sales to animal rescue groups with the Animal Care Center of St. John, St. Thomas Humane Society, and St. Croix Animal Welfare Center benefitting in July, August, and September, respectively. "It's a two-fer deal," Lynne explains. "When you buy Ye God!, you get a good read and do a good deed.   The star of Ye Gods! is the chupacabra (Spanish for "goat-sucker"), a beast that captured the nation's imagination and has made its way into pop culture. Lynne's madcap crime-caper, "a Scooby-Doo meets Murder, She Wrote mash-up," tackles the mythology surrounding the monster with some new and hilarious twist. Lynne is a "marine scientist by training, author by passion, and curmudgeon by nature." She moved to St. Thomas as a 19-year-old to attend the then College of the Virgin Islands and later worked for the UVI Marine Advisory Service. Her debut novel, Marina Melee, is set on the fictional island of São Jorge, a place that should seem familiar since it's based on St. Thomas. The story of Ye Gods! and the chupacabra was inspired by actual events in Puerto Rico, where Lynne did her doctoral studies at the University of Puerto Rico. Lynne is available for interviews, book readings and signings, and book club appearances via Skype, phone, or other online venues. Contact her at lynne.hinkey@gmail.com

Senate President Shawn-Michael Malone, Delegate to Congress Candidate

Jul 2, 2014 01:32:00

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"I stand firmly behind my initiatives to diversify and grow our economy and improve opportunities for hardworking Virgin Islanders at a time when we must act swiftly to preserve and support our shrinking middle class. I can’t promise that we will win every battle in Washington, but I can promise that I will always put the people of this territory first as I have dedicated my entire life to effective and efficient public service. In my enthusiastic support for our beloved home, I will not lose sight of the challenges faced by all Americans and of the importance of becoming part of both Democratic and bipartisan alliances in the face of ongoing Congressional gridlock. As your Delegate, each day I will advocate for your unalienable rights and support a platform for Virgin Islands progress and prosperity – as our people deserve nothing less." - Shawn-Michael Malone Senate President Shawn-Michael Malone was elected to his 6th legislative term on Nov 6, 2012. Born Aug 29, 1968 & raised on St. Thomas, US Virgin Islands, Senator Malone is the 5th of 6 children born to the late Roy Milton Malone, a noted Virgin Islands musician, and Pauline Monell-Francis Williams. He attended several schools, including the Bertha C. Boschulte Jr High, & Ivanna Eudora Kean High School, before graduating Sts. Peter & Paul High in 1986. He obtained his Bachelor of Arts in Political Science degree from Hampton University in Hampton, Virginia in 1991. His recent achievements on behalf of the people of the Territory include the Virgin Islands Smoke Free Act. Because protecting public health & the environment has been important aspects in his legislative career, he has been instrumental in preserving island beaches, air quality, & waters, among other things.

Christina Elise, A Woman of Faith

Jul 1, 2014 00:07:00

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Host's Note: Due circumstances beyond her control, our guest has had to reschedule tonight's show. Watch for new date! "For much of my life I had to live with nothing...When in reality God gave me the all the tools I needed to do everything. In Him my life is blessed and with Him, He is all I need..." ~ Chistina Elise Singer, Songwriter, Psalmist , Evangelist, Model, Producer, and Artist, Christina Elise uses her ministry, artistry, and gifts to help others to cope with the challenges of life.  A woman who has had to weather several storms, Christina gives glory and honor to her Lord and Savior, Jesus Christ, for bringing her out and giving her something to sing about. Growing up in a musical household, the granddaughter of the late, great saxophonist, Elvin Shepherd, of Buffalo, NY, and the daughter of a talented pianist and music minister, Walter Hamilton Jr., Christina has had music in her blood from the beginning.  As a child, she developed the gifts of singing, songwriting, writing poems and books, and her talents in the visual and liberal arts fields and production. Christina's love for God and music carried her through the challenges she faced as she began writing and producing music and other works at a young age. Attending an arts school, she majored in music and visual arts, while working extensively in communications, theater, and dance. Despite her accomplishments, Christina faced many setbacks. Christina had to go much of her life alone, misguided, and confused until Jesus came in. Giving all praises and honor to God, Christina remains humble and grounded. Her desire is to serve God and to encourage others to trust and know Him and His love.

Frank Nelson Offers a Sense of Comfort

Jun 25, 2014 00:48:00

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Frank L. Nelson, LFACHE, RTRP, CFP®, a Certified Financial Planner (CFP™), has been advising clients, family, and friends on planning for their financial futures for over 30 years. Frank, the President of Nelson Financial Planning Services, LLC (NFPS), founded  NFPS in 2001, a Fee-Only Registered Investment Advisory firm serving individuals and small businesses in the Maryland, Virginia, and Washington DC metropolitan area. Frank is also a Registered Tax Preparer (RTRP), and a Certified Healthcare Executive and Life Fellow in the American College of Healthcare Executives. He holds a Master of Science degree in Management and Bachelor of Arts degree in Economics and Business Administration. After 36 years of proud service to his country Frank retired from the United States Air Force (AF) in 2005, having attained the rank of Colonel. After holding several key leadership positions in the Medical Service Corps, Frank ended his career by serving for more than five years as the Director, AF Medical Service Corps. In this position, he formulated and implemented policy and established programs supporting recruitment, training, total force development and assignments for more than 1,000 Air Force officers worldwide. Although it is difficult to think about, death and disability don’t always give us time to prepare. One spouse or partner may suddenly die, or both could die in a tragic accident leaving grief stricken family members to manage the many challenges of settling financial affairs. Though completing Part I of his workbook may be somewhat tedious, doing so is a gift of love; it will keep on giving even when you are unable to give any more.

Meet Nanette Buchanan, Author and Speaker

Jun 24, 2014 00:34:00

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Nanette M. Buchanan, a New Jersey resident, was born and raised in Newark, New Jersey.  Although employed by the State of New Jersey,; Nanette, nevertheless, finds time to  write and publish poetry, children stories, and novels. As an independent author, Nanette would like to see our representation and presence to be one of solidarity. Visit her website at www.ipendesigns.net.

Lorraine Carey, Children’s Reading Specialist Plus

Jun 20, 2014 00:33:00

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Lorraine Carey wears several hats: veteran Children’s Reading Specialist, teacher, book reviewer, and author. After years of reading with children and gaining the knowledge of what they like, she began to crave the inspiration to write for them. With the desire to inspire middle grades through high school and beyond, she began to write Paranormal and Mystery stories. She loved ghost stories as a child.  As a Children’s Reading Specialist Lorraine knows how important comprehension is to enjoying a story. Thus, she has created FREE comprehension worksheets on her site to download to accompany both of her novels. Lorraine also offers Free Skype Sessions which anyone can arrange with her upon request. Because Lorraine finds that the Middle Grade-to-Young-Adult audience the age group that she wants to inspire, she writes mostly for them. Additionally, Lorraine seems to have developed a knack for discovering strange historical facts and knows how, with a twist of magic, to morph them a Paranormal story. Having taught in several of the United States has given Lorraine a vast background knowledge of different cultures and teaching modalities. Some of her teaching experiences took place in Ohio, Arizona, New Mexico, California, and currently in the  Grand Cayman where she resides with her husband and their dog, Matty. When Lorraine is not writing, you can find her reading, beach-hopping, and boating around this beautiful island on their boat, The Angelica.

Valerie Coleman and The Goody Box

Jun 18, 2014 00:33:00

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Valerie J. Lewis Coleman has helped women find relational fulfillment by identifying the four types of male hunters, avoiding seventy percent of men who only want the goody box, and winning the heart of Mr. Right-For-You. She explains how she overcame struggles and offers proven techniques to help you get off the crazy cycle of relational demise in her novel, The Forbidden Secrets of the Goody Box! For information about the sequel, prequel, and upcoming events and to learn more about Valerie, her books, and succeeding as a self-published author visit www.TheGoodyBoxBook.com ! The bestselling author of Blended Families: An Anthology, Valerie has helped thousands of families navigate the challenges of child support, visitation, discipline, and more. With more than twenty years of experience in the field of helping family and their relationships, Valerie has given advice on varying issues including baby-momma drama, defiant children, and disapproving in-laws. On her journey to assist others with building strong families, she shares her testimony and provides practical tools to help you stop the stepfamily madness in your home! As a bestselling author and award-winning publisher, Valerie has helped aspiring authors from across the world navigate the challenges of self-publishing. With over ten years of experience in the book business, this expert divulges industry secrets on avoiding the top five mistakes made by new authors, pricing your book to sell and identifying dishonest publishers. Her dynamic presentation and knowledge of the business takes writers from pen to paper to published as they master self-publishing to make money!

Arnold Says These Are the Voyages

Jun 12, 2014 00:56:00

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The name "Enterprise" is one that has a rich legacy and a long tradition in maritime and naval history.  In These Are The Voyages, author, Arnold van Beverhoudt, tells the story of more than 75 vessels named "Enterprise." This is a fascinating story that stretches from the very real 16th Century battles of the Spanish Armada to the fictional 26th Century voyages of Gene Roddenberry's starships "Enterprise." Arnold acquaints us with a French frigate that was captured by the British Royal Navy in 1705 and became the first HMS Enterprise. In 1775, the first American "Enterprise" helped to ward off the British during the Revolutionary War. In the early 1800s, the schooner USS Enterprise and her crew fought valiantly against French privateers, the ruthless Barbary pirates of the Mediterranean, the powerful ships of the Royal Navy, and the crafty pirates of the Caribbean.  The story continues with tales of other vessels named "Enterprise" that explored the frozen Northwest Passage, steamed the seas and rivers of the United States, Canada, Australia, and India for commercial trade, fought valiant battles during World War II, and sailed the oceans of the world for more than 50 years under nuclear power in defense of freedom. But the story of the name "Enterprise" doesn't end there. There were also hydrogen-filled balloons, Goodyear blimps, a NASA space shuttle, and a privately-owned spaceship named "Enterprise." In the fictional world of television and motion pictures, there have also been starships that carried the name "USS Enterprise" into the deepest reaches of space. In addition to a 130-page narrative history of vessels named Enterprise, These Are The Voyages devotes about 35 pages to appendices.

Jamela Thomas, Author, Editor, Publisher

Jun 10, 2014 00:33:00

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As owner/CEO of Asoral Publishing, Mrs. Jamela Thamas wears many hats. Consequently, she takes on multiple taks in order to fully serve her clients. Besides being an author of her own books, Mrs. Thomas has been known to write fiction, non-fiction, and poetry books; do ghostwriting; conduct book-release planning; design book covers and promotional materials; carry out promotion and marketing activities; and editing. Her company, Asoral Publishing, is a services and consulting firm providing training and consultations on business development, non-profit organization, literary publishing, music development/exposure, and script development.  Since Mrs. Thomas serves as a service agent, she offers a wide variety of products and  services. Eager to work with individuals who have a goal and are ready to work toward seeing it come to fruition, Mrs. Thomas goes above and beyond on behalf of her clients.  As in any business endeavor, hard work is required. Therefore, Mrs. Thomas requires that a goal sheet is completed after consultation and before a contract is signed. The steps for a client’s endeavor are laid out to ensure the process follows logical progression and keeps everyone motivated and grounded.

Pastor Ericka Gray, Minister of Healing and Restoration

Jun 3, 2014 00:33:00

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Restored to Reign International Ministries, Inc., a ministry of healing and restoration, is a nonprofit organization with a heart for people who are facing and dealing with real life issues. Divinely conspired and inspired, the ministry has a strong emphasis on healing the whole person through prayer, intercession, teaching, and empowerment.  Through the power of God, divine love, compassion, understanding, encouragement, and equipping people with practical and spiritual tools, they strongly believe that lives can be healed and restored to God's original intent and plan. Further, they believe that hurt people hurt other people and that free people help to free others. "Freely one has  received so freely one gives."   Ordained and commissioned to bring forth the Gospel of Jesus Christ, Pastor Ericka offers healing and teaching modalities to bridge the gap and reconnect you to the prior you. They specifically focus on healing in all areas of your life: spiritually, emotionally, mentally, physically, prosperity, finances, and business.  Their commitment is to fulfill the purpose and promise of God's will for all the beautiful souls that He has entrusted to them. They promise to do everything possible to meet expectations through their Counseling, Coaching, Mentoring, One-on-One Sessions, Group Sessions, Workshops, Programs and Services.

Rachel Armstrong About to Release Her Praise Music

May 28, 2014 01:02:00

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Rachel Armstrong, a native of Olathe, KS, has been ministering through song since the age of 4. As a singer, songwriter, and psalmist, Rachel uses lyrics that enrich hearts and change mindsets for the glory of God. She seeks to remind the world of the love of God. Armed with a boldness to see the kingdom of God flourish, Psalmist Rachel is not an average singer-songwriter. Her heartfelt passion goes well beyond the talent of singing a melodious tune or writing beautiful lyrics. Instead, she desires to draw people closer to God. Enlightened by the grace, love, and forgiveness of God in her own life, Rachel has been freed to share the message of Jesus Christ and His incomparable presence with the world.  Psalmist Rachel travels with Mercy Chose Me Ministries, declaring the love of God. With her first single, Everynite, in 2001, she has completed an album, entitled Daily. In 2013, her single, Best Thing, became the lead single for her new album, Passion, coming May 27, 2014. Besides singing, Psalmist Rachel has a heart for the youth. As a mentor, she speaks to young people about abstinence, and the importance of knowing their identity in Christ. Via workshops and vocal training sessions with choirs and individuals, she teaches the true meaning of praise and worship. Now, join us by calling in, listening, or chatting with Psalmist Rachel in our chat room to learn the story behind her story of her new album available on iTunes.

Helen Hooper and Lady's Choice

May 25, 2014 00:33:00

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The Lady’s Choice Crisis Intervention and Resource Center, founded in 2003 in Fayetteville, North Carolina by Helen Hooper, is exclusively dedicated to the teaching, building, and empowering of strong women of all ages.  Because women need to be given the proper tools, life skills, and strategies in order to make positive decisions, The Lady’s Choice is there for them no matter their age. Becoming a woman can make a young lady vulnerable and open to life’s unfair attacks and unseen obstacles. Without the proper guidance, education, and cultivation of women, our society will lose valuable leaders of tomorrow and will continue to lose precious mothers and daughters to the negative influences and tumultuous issues that plague women today. The Lady’s Choice Crisis Intervention and Resource Center promotes high scholastics, mental/physical wellness, morals, and ethical standards, the foundation of our program. With our primary goal of preparing every woman for a perpetual life of success, The Center offers the opportunity for teens to develop a positive self-image while gaining life management, leadership, and communication skills. We assist ladies in making positive decisions concerning their personal endeavors in order to become effective future leaders, successful business women, precise decision-makers, knowledgeable wives, and nurturing mothers.  Our activities include Spring and Fall Tea Events, "Life Support" for Women, Lady's First Mentoring for young adult women, Motivational, Educational Speakers and workshops.

Rachel Wise, CEO and Founder of Wise Education and Behavior

May 19, 2014 00:33:00

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Rachel Wise is the CEO and founder of Wise Education and Behavior (WEB), founded in January 2014. WEB provides free strategies and information on reading, writing, math, behavior, disabilities, bullying, and child development in their Learning and Behavior Strategies section. WEB has an open forum for additional support. The purpose of the forum is to discuss concerns, ask questions, or share knowledge with others in the community about child development, learning, behavior, bullying, parenting, disabilities, or education. If you need support beyond their articles and forum, their CEO offers personalized advice unique to your situation. WEB has free printable reading, writing and math worksheets in our resources section. Their child development line consists of only the highest rated products among parents and educators. Visit their selection in their E-Learning center and Learning Store. WEB welcomes guest bloggers and would like to share your research-based articles on child development, child health, learning, behavior, education, bullying, parenting, and disabilities. Contact Wise Education and Behavior to learn more.

Lynne Hinkey, Author of Marina Melee

Apr 26, 2014 00:33:00

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Lynne Hinkey is a marine scientist who spent "donkey years" in the Caribbean, hanging around marinas and boaters. She currently lives in Charleston, South Carolina, with her husband, two dogs, and a cat. She is the author of a number of short stories, essays, and travel articles, and is a reviewer for The Internet Review of Books and the Underground Book Review. When not writing, Lynne is an adjunct professor of biology at Trident Technical College and the University of Maryland -- University College. Now, in her own words, "For as long as I can remember, I've been a writer, mostly of fiction (even when keeping a journal -- my own adolescence just wasn't exciting enough to document without embellishment.) I wrote my first book at age 8: a self-illustrated guide to "School Rules." My parents locked themselves in the bathroom to read it so their laughter wouldn't hurt my feelings. They didn't discourage me, and I finished my first two (unpublished) novels while still in high school. Life took me down another career path--one that ultimately gave me the stories I'd write, and let me find my voice. I decided to pursue this road seriously in 2005, and in 2008, my first short story found its way into print. Since then, a number of my other stories, essays, travel articles, and book reviews have been published in print and online. The release of my debut novel, Marina Melee, (Casperian Books, 2011) was only the beginning of this journey. My second novel, Ye Gods! A Tale of Dogs and Demons, was released by Casperian Books on April 1, 2014 and I still have more stories to tell."

Meet and Greet Anne Marie Danet and Theresa Bernier, Encore

Apr 20, 2014 01:01:00

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In case you missed it last Saturday, you can catch it this week. Come down to Forever Flowers in Frenchtown tomorrow, April 19, from 10:00 a.m. until 12:00 noon for the encore double-booksigning with native Virgin Islanders, Mrs. Ann Marie Danet and Mrs. Theresa Q. Bernier. They are looking forward to sharing their exciting books and chatting with you. Come, stay awhile to chat with them, join in the fun of the live remote, and enjoy light refreshments. See you there! Steelpan music, courtesy of Robert Symons, may be purchased from his store at CDBaby.com. If you live off-island, not to worry. Just call-in at 646-721-9611 during the show to share your comments. The live remote will be recorded and made available online for listening at your convenience.

Maxine Billings, A Fiction Inspirational Author

Apr 19, 2014 00:33:00

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Maxine has been a published author since 2004. With stories dealing with relationships by depicting life's challenges, she inspires her readers in positive ways. If you enjoy wholesome entertainment, you'll definitely want to learn about fiction inspirational titles.   As one who loves writing stories about family and relationships, she is fascinated about how people, as imperfect humans, interact with one another, especially while under stress. To her, it's no  wonder we are a spectacle to the angels and others as the Scriptures point out!   Because to Maxine, writing is art, she enjoys putting her characters onto the theater stage of the  mind's eye of her readers and fans, who become their audience.  And just like us, her characters  sometimes do and say things that make us mad, laugh, and cry. With a passion to read, Maxine enjoys writing wholesome stories that inspire people in positive ways and give them hope. When she isn't writing, she loves spending time in spiritual activities and with her family.  She also likes to dance, listen to Jazz and R & B music, and do container gardening.

Meet and Greet Anne Marie Danet and Theresa Bernier

Apr 13, 2014 01:33:00

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Come and share in the fun of meeting two of the Virgin Islands' authors, Mrs. Anne Marie Danet, author of The Adventures of Jean-Pierre Mongoose, and Mrs. Theresa Bernier, author Blood and Parcels, at Forever Flowers. Stay and share your comments with them during the live interview. Steelpan music, courtesy of Robert Symons, may be purchased from his store at CDBaby.com. If you live off-island, not to worry. Just call-in at 646-721-9611 during the show to share your comments. The entire live remote will be recorded and made available online for listening at your convenience.  Visit www.CDBaby.com/artist/RobertSymons to purchase Robert's music. Tell him Etienne sent you.

Sophie Schiller's Danish Transfer

Apr 8, 2014 00:34:00

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Sophie Schiller was born in Paterson, NJ and grew up in the West Indies amid aging pirates and retired German spies. Educated at American University, Washington, DC, she spent many years working in International Business before becoming a writer. Currently residing in Brooklyn, New York, Sophie is at work on a sequel to "Spy Island" and on a historical thriller set during the Great Game in Tibet. "Spy Island" is an historical spy thriller for the adventure-lover. Prepare to be carried away to a tropical island with its potent mixture of suspense, romance, intrigue, and a delightful assortment of island characters who will cast a spell over you. If you can imagine a tropical Danish sugar colony during the Great War replete with German spy characters, Old World Danish characters, colorful West Indian characters, Irish sailor characters, blazing Luger pistols, a mad Voodoo Queen, and a daunting, resourceful heroine, then you have a good picture of "Spy Island". Come, find out more about what Sophie has to say about the story behind the story of how this book came to be and how it evolved.

Arnold, the Island Boy, and His Life on the Rock

Apr 3, 2014 01:04:00

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Although we are just 4 years apart in age and were neighbors about five houses away and students at Sts. Peter and Paul Elementary School, Arnold and I did not know each other very well until now that we are retired and I have returned to our common home. So, let's learn together what Arnold has to say about his life as a child growing up on St. Thomas. "I was born at Easter-time 1950 on St. Thomas, U.S. Virgin Islands – a 32 square mile island in the middle of the chain of islands that separates the Atlantic Ocean from the Caribbean Sea. Sixty-three years later, I'm still living on the same island. But I've had a lifetime of experiences and adventures – some of them positive and exciting, others terrifying and heartbreaking, and still others that were, quite frankly, very embarrassing. I invite you to travel with me down memory lane as I share with you what it was like growing up on this little island that its residents affectionately call 'The Rock'." Some might think it is somewhat egotistical that I'm writing my life story. After all, why would anyone be interested in reading it? I guess in a way, that's true. However, I'm writing this mainly for my daughter, granddaughter, and their future descendants. It wasn't until very recently that I became interested in family history and, by that time, my grandparents, my father, and most of my aunts and uncles had already passed away. My wife, Helena Elvira Perkins, is in the same situation because her parents and other ancestors are also now gone. Unfortunately, we didn't think of asking them about their life stories when they were alive and now it's too late. Hopefully, this biography will serve that purpose and, at the same time, be of interest to anyone who has ever lived on St. Thomas.

Ms J on WSTA

Mar 29, 2014 00:03:00

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As an invited guest on Ms. J's show, I will simulcast the interview as we speak about a  topic near and dear to her heart, effective parenting. You won't want to miss this unique event! "The Ms. J Show" with Ms. J who takes calls from those who need to talk to her about personal issues. The lines are open to you. Ms. J. has been in St. Thomas since 1967.  She has always had some television or radio show going and hers are usually controversial. Using the media of radio and TV, Ms J speaks up for the underdog while reminding us always be true to ourselves.  The founder of "Business on the Move", Ms J has been a member of the Rotary 2 in Charlotte Amalie and a sponsor of the Special Olympics in the Virgin Islands.

Margaret Wikander, the Island Girl

Mar 20, 2014 00:33:00

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"Island Girl" is a true story of a young girl who was born and raised in a 2-room house on St. Thomas, US Virgin Islands. Margaret talks about her adventures and experiences and how she raised her family. "Born in 1940, 1 of 9 children of a St. Barth’s fisherman and his hard-working wife, Margaret Greaux met more challenges than most of us will ever face in a lifetime. Raised in tiny 2-room house in Frenchtown on St. Thomas,  US Virgin Islands, she learned about life and love – first from her close-knit family, then from her devoted husband, Paul Wikander. Establishing herself as the first female VP of an airline, Virgin Air, Margaret earned respect, alongside her pilot husband, in a male-dominated profession. 'Island Girl' is a peek inside her scrapbook, revealing her remarkable journey." – Review by Susan Granger "If you know Margaret Wikander, reading 'Island Girl' is a must. This is a woman of courage, fortitude and great love. Her blueprint of growing up on the island of St. Thomas in the US Virgin Islands with 7 brothers and sisters in a 2-room house to the present-day is a lesson in perseverance and loyalty to family and friends. The chronicling of her life in 'Island Girl' is yet another example of her belief that "hard work, determination and know what you want out of life is the key to success." - Review by James Mapes "Your book brought back many memories of Frenchtown & how life used to be. I remember the 'Specials' your mom used to make, I think they were a penny each. It may have been a difficult journey, but well worth the experiences." - Review by Gloria M. Thomas

Marsha Stein, Artist Extraordiaire

Mar 13, 2014 00:33:00

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Meet Marsha Stein, a transplant to St. Thomas in the US Virgin Islands where she maintained an art studio in Tilllet Gardens. Marsha has maintained residency on St. Thomas on and off from 1978 to 2000. Currently she works in the Mount Rainier Artist Lofts in Mount Rainier, Maryland, just outside Washington, DC. A lifelong artist, Marsha developed a deeper interest in painting while in high school when she won regional and national art awards. This took Marsha onward and upward to pursue her edcuational interest. Her studies took her to  American University, The University of New Mexico, and The Florence Academy of Art in Italy.  Marsha considers herself an artist who loves to paint, to admire beauty in any form, to make beautiful things, to share beauty, and to make people feel good. Come and meet Marsha, an artist for painting the colors of the Caribbean.

Robert L. Symons, Steel Pan Soloist

Mar 6, 2014 01:03:00

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A kindred soul who spreads music to the masses in many different forms, Robert L. Symons was invited to perform as a guest Steel Pan Soloist at the Edinburgh Military Tattoo 2003, Edinburgh Castle, Edinburgh, Scotland along with The Bermuda Regiment Band and The Bermuda Gombey Dancers. This event included many acts from around the world and was televised by BBC TV to an audience of 1.7 million world wide in Edinburgh, United Kingdom. From his youth as a guitarist to the start of his music career as a bass guitarist and to his current role as an international steel pan soloist and recording artist, he is one of those amazing individuals that deserves to be celebrated for his life path and his artistry. He is a self-taught musician, which makes his growth and transitions throughout his life that much more implausible.  Robert has toured The United States, Canada, South America, The Caribbean, Mexico, The South Pacific, Hawaii, Scotland and Europe. He has worked with, and for, the rich and famous both in Bermuda and Internationally and as a professional musician is both well respected and sought after. Beginning his career as a professional musician (meaning he got paid and paid dues) in 1976, Robert played as a bass guitarist/vocalist with "The New Happening Bda." a 6 piece cabaret band performing on the Bermuda Hotel Circuit.  Visit Robert's YouTube page: http://youtu.be/eO6LTCklNGA

Patricia Brooks, An Animal Totem Intuitive

Feb 27, 2014 00:33:00

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Come and meet Patricia Brooks, an interfaith seminary student, animal totem intuitive, angel card reader, and angel healing practitioner, who helps people reconnect to their spiritual Self through many roles. Patricia is also an author, blogger, and contributing writer for two spiritual magazines, "Soul Life Times" and "Lightworkers World".   Dedicated to continuing her studies of different spiritual practices and energy modalities, Patricia's Divine life purpose is to spread the healing message of Oneness and our connection to our higher Self, each other, and all living beings. "God Is in the Little Things: Messages from the Animals" is Patricia's big literary debut.  An unlikely author, Patricia was Divinely guided to write this book. She had been receiving many messages telling her she was to write a book.  Not understanding what she was to write the book on, Patricia received two very direct messages from God while in the dream space, not only showing her chapter by chapter what to write, but also giving her the book title! Visit her on YouTube: http://youtu.be/1JUjegOQjCk 

Meet Soraya Diase Coffelt, Candidate for Governor

Jan 31, 2014 00:19:00

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Meet and chat with Soraya Diase Coffelt, lawyer, former judge, small business owner, wife, mother, and caregiver as she enters the race for Governor of the Virgin Islands. Born on St. Thomas to lower-middle class parents, Soraya lived with her family above their small business, known as The London Store, a general store located in the Down Street area of Charlotte Amalie. Her parents had previously lived on the islands of Tortola and St. Croix, and has had businesses there as well. "Children and education are at the top of the list", she said, and she spent a good portion of her speech talking about illiteracy and poverty. “I want to be known, and I will earn the distinction of being your education governor,” she said. “I will make a major push in our education system to have students taught not only what they need to learn if they want to attend college, but also employable job skills, so that they can get a job immediately when they graduate from high school.” If you're concerned about the future of the Virgin Islands, this is a show and candidate you won't want to miss. In the meanwhile, view her on YouTube by clipping on the link below.                  http://youtu.be/vMzgozsxdw4.  

Live Remote from DitterCon 2014

Jan 19, 2014 01:37:00

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Welcome to the second annual DitterCon, two days of mingling with your favorite authors! The event kicks off with a meet and greet will be held on Friday, the 17th of January from 6:00 pm to 8:00pm at the Holiday Inn Orlando International Airport featuring DJ Rawleigh Armes!  The book-signing will be held Saturday, the 18th from noon to 3:00 pm. From 1:00-300 pm participate in a live interview.   Come early and meet the authors, stay late for the screening of the Florida-produced movie, "Legend of the Red Reaper." Meet the director/actress/author Tara Cardinal along with the cast from 4:00 to 6:00 pm during the screening of "Legend of the Red Reaper", starring Tara Cardinal and Christian Boeving, another author/actor in attendance. Some of the cast will be there in costume!  Everyone is welcome to join in the fun in this FREE event!  Participate in an open casting talent search! Be seen by a number of authors and the art director of a major publishing house who, together, are searching for new faces to grace the covers of upcoming romance novels. Everything from blush to erotica!  Quick meet and greet! Come by, strut your stuff, leave your head shot and casting information. FREE to the public!  FREE parking. FREE shuttle to and from airport.

Mary Ann Barrucco, Gained Freedom as An Author

Dec 21, 2013 00:34:00

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An average middle-class Italian-American, Mary Ann Barrucco was born and bred in Brooklyn, New York where she attended and graduated Lafayette High School. Her mother passed away 2 days later from pancreatic cancer. A few months later Mary Ann met her husband, Eddie. After three years of dating, they married. Mary Ann had the wedding of her dreams and excitedly looked forward to her new life.  Mary Ann's dream for the future became a nightmare when her new husband's drinking addiction began spiraling out of control with no intent of stopping. Her mounting feelings of helplessness led her to Alanon where she learnt the full impact of the disease and how her angry outbursts contributed to his weakness and made her a victim. Her struggles continued until she escaped into the world of compulsive gambling. The icing on the cake came when her husband, Eddie, suffered from a heart disease. This resulted in a neccsaary heart transplant. Mary Ann has shown such courage and strength throughout her ordeal. She is one of the longest member of Gamblers Anonymous in the New York Area of twenty-two years.  Nominated in Who's Who of American Woman in 2004, she wrote her first book, Hi, My Name Is Mary Ann because she wanted to have readers know there is always hope. Mary Ann has published Remember Me, a sequel to Hi, My Name Is Mary Ann.

Ramona Stevens Donley, Author, Evangelist, Founder of Mercy Chose Me Ministries

Dec 15, 2013 01:04:00

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Evangelist Ramona Stevens-Donley, founder and CEO of Mercy Chose Me Ministries (MCMM), and Ramona Stevens-Donley Ministries (RSDM), is a product of the United States Virgin Islands where she was raised with Christian, God-fearing parents. Ramona began ministering in song at the age of 3 and at the age of 16 she preached her first message.   Relocating to Kansas (USA) at a very young age, she met and married Minister Jermaine Donley. That union produced Breasya, Brazyl, Isaiah, and the late Breanna Christina Donley. Together they attend Evangelistic Center International Ministries, under the presiding Bishop Jack. C. Vaughn and Pastor Carolyn J. Vaughn.   Evangelist Ramona is a passionate and knowledgeable speaker who draws greatly from her collegiate training. She attended Mid America Nazarene University where she majored in elementary music education. She continued on to acquire a degree in nursing with a specialty in family practice and worked as a nurse for 15 years at one of Kansas City’s leading Christian health care facilities. When she answered the Call of God on her life to preach the Word of God, she pursued her studies in the area of Theology. Evangelist Ramona is a woman of great understanding. In 2003, after Evangelist Ramona defeated the demon of death through the power of the Blood of Jesus, the Lord instructed her to begin Mercy Chose Me Ministries. As He extended mercy to her, she's to let the world know that He is a God of a second chance. www.mercychoseme.org/index.html

R. Milton Quibner, Heterosexual Relationship Specialist

Dec 13, 2013 01:03:00

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According to Mr. R. Milton Quibner, "A die-hard, life-long San Francisco Giants fan, I am a Senior Fellow at the Pataphysical Institute of Northern California, and am one of the world’s leading Heterosexual Relationship Specialists, so, guys, if you want to get along with women, you need to talk to me! I have developed a unique and hard-hitting self-help program for men based on Pre-Classical values and ethics. I draw upon the fundamental works of Western Antiquity, focusing on the ontological, axiological and epistemological discoveries found in the early texts as a means of shaping the male role in the modern heterosexual relationship, though I do employ, where applicable, later source material. Aware of the impossibility of asking a modern man to emulate the rigorous virtues and behavior of a long-dead society, yet convinced the overwhelming majority of men are desperate for major personal over-haul,  I have designed a program geared to the more modest scope and capabilities of today’s heterosexual man. I am happily married, a fervent and devoted Good Partner." www.HowHighShouldIJump.com

Diane Ashley, the Grief Helper

Dec 11, 2013 01:03:00

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"My name is Diane Ashley and my son drowned 8 years ago. From that experience I wrote the book How to Help Someone Who is Grieving." This book was written to help people understand how to support family and friends, who have suffered a trauma.  It also contains information to help grievers understand what they are going through.   Why the book is important: Because the contents are supported by real-life of stories individuals hurt by others’ actions/words.  Because a brief overview of serious emotional difficulties caused by grief, are included.  Because it is written by someone who has both a counseling degree, and personal experience in this arena.  Reviewer’s shared: “I was able to relate to this book both as the person suffering the grief and having to help people I care about with their grief. It is right on the mark!!!!” “The stories of other people’s behavior are shocking. This book will fill a gap in educating people about their own actions and about how to treat those in grief.”

Dellani Oakes, Writer, Teacher, Consultant, Mother

Dec 7, 2013 01:03:00

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When she moved to Florida, Dellani Oakes had no idea the history was so rich and fascinating. Visiting St. Augustine for the first time, she felt the allure of the country's oldest city. She decided then to write a story based there. It wasn't until nearly 12 years later that 'Indian Summer' took its final form. Dellani is a happily married mother of 4, a substitute teacher, and a former English teacher. When she is not one of the above, she is an avid writer, spending every possible moment immersed in her other worlds. She has also written a series of futuristic romance novels, contemporary romances and short stories.  In an interview with self-publishing site, Smashwords, Dellani, shared, "I've been telling stories since childhood. I started writing short stories in high school and plays in college. I first attempted novel writing in 1988, but I never finished it. Maybe one day. I took up writing as a serious vocation in 2002, when my youngest started kindergarten." Dellani added, "I had a nomadic childhood. My father was an English professor and  we moved a lot. I lived in Tennessee, Ohio, Massachusetts, Texas, Nebraska and  Mississippi before coming to Florida. It gave me a wonderful variety of settings and  people to choose from in my writing. Under the Western Sky is set in Nebraska in 1976. 'The Ninja Tattoo' takes place in present-day Florida. 'Indian Summer' is set in Florida's past in 1739." http://youtu.be/wXFI-sGPBtE  

Monica Hudson and Her Spiritual Cuizine

Nov 23, 2013 00:33:00

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According to Monica, "The doors of my ministry are open for all those who are thirsty and hungry for the Word of God. As Christians, we are called to proclaim the Gospels and teachings of Jesus Christ. This writing ministry is endowed and gifted with a powerful instrument of empowerment and encouragement. At Hudson Publishers we are ambassadors of Christ, anointed to express through a divine message as a outpouring waterfall through the Holy Spirit to rejuvenate those thirsty and hungry.  In the intimate relationship with God and in experiencing the joy of knowing that God is working in our life and demonstrating His power during our weakness, it is reassuring to know that He will never leave us.  Hudson Publishers, the company, has been entrusted to deliver a clear and commanded message to witness and give testimony of truth, power, light, faith, discipleship, praise, but most of all, love which binds all these together that we may live a positive life in a darkened world.  Our goal is to share with you through all our material so you can be enriched and focused finding faith in your outer walk. God is doing something marvelous within you. Join us as we explore, share and  give empowering scriptures for your daily challenges."

Desmond and the Cuspian Series

Nov 19, 2013 00:33:00

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About Desmond C. Hall: "It's not what we eat but what we digest that makes us strong; not what we gain but what we save that makes us rich; not what we read but what we remember that makes us learned; and not what we profess but what we practice that gives us integrity.” Alpha: (noun) The First, The Beginning; the beginning of anything. (adj) Being the highest ranked or most dominant individual of one's sex; first in order of importance If hard work were such a wonderful thing, surely the rich would have kept it all to themselves...But Every day I get up and look through the Forbes list of the richest people in America. If I'm not there, I go to work" A review: "DC Hall is obsessed with argyle socks, the smell of books and believes he is the smartest person in the room. Granted he’s usually alone when he thinks this but it still feels good. When his nose isn’t stuck in a book, DC is usually writing or trying to teach his dog, Brooklyn, how to wash dishes (success remains elusive.)" www.ditterkellen.com/dittercon.html http://youtu.be/wXFI-sGPBtE  

Mahalia Levey, A Prolific Writer

Nov 14, 2013 01:02:00

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Being smart and sassy with a great sense of humor comes easily for Mahalia Levey. An avid reader of books, she found herself enchanted and disappearing completely into the worlds that authors created. One day she vowed to herself that she'd be one of them. Then family life came, and college right after.  Swayed from her childhood course of action, it took many years for her to get back to that place she held dear as a child. Now she is running full steam ahead to keep up with the many ideas flowing freely. She plans on taking her work to higher levels and expanding her genres. Her main focus is giving her readers variety. Her works in progress include paranormal, fantasy, and mainstream romance. Taking characters and watching them grow past what she’s imagined is her true passion.  In her personal life, she vowed never to own a minivan and has so far succeeded in not being the soccer mom. The proud mother of one teen and two pre-teens is not easily flustered. Between sports and art classes for the eldest, she takes time out during the day for herself. Her one love, best friend of twelve years has finally caught her. They bought their first house together and are compromising over interior decorations. Watch the trailer about DitterCon 2014 by clicking here.

Earl Pinney Tells about Black 100 Feet

Nov 11, 2013 01:03:00

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Earl Everett Pinney, Jr., born and raised on the island of St. Thomas in the US Virgin Islands, relocated to New Jersey at the age of 18 to attend Edison Job Corps. While there, he enrolled at Middlesex County College and ultimately obtained his Associate Degree in Marketing Art and Design. He's now working on obtaining his degree in Criminal Justice through the University of Phoenix.  Earl had to make some huge adjustments in his life, after he was awarded custody of his son, Donte Whitaker-Pinney. Being a single parent became the biggest challenge of his life. However, he adjusted his life and moved forward. With the grace of God and help from his brother, Greg, everything worked out. In 2009 God blessed Earl with a beautiful wife, Desmin Samuels Pinney, who was born and raised in Jamaica. Donte, Desmin and Earl - moving forward as a family.  Back in the Virgin Islands while attending Eudora Kean High School Earl  discovered his love of poetry. As he became older, experienced, and the reader of personal growth books, he realized he was seeing the world differently. Before he knew it, he had a pen in his hand writing a story. To be exact, that story became Black 100 Feet, about an inner city youth named "Black" who ran the streets and loved to fight. Black and his crew were well known and feared. He was on a road headed to death but his life changed when . . . www.black100feet.com

Meet Chris Williams, Creative Director for Project A

Nov 9, 2013 00:20:00

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May 19, 2013 marked the 1-year anniversary since Chris and his team, Darren, Crooks, and Tara started Project A. While creating Journey of Kahn, they embarked on a wonderful journey of self-discovery and empowerment. In the year, they made a full script for Journey of Kahn, plus music and a vast collection of concept art. They have received support from companies in the Virgin Islands and South Africa, hoping to increase worldwide support.  They have also created a children's book Lumeh in both paperback and e-book formats. They have also partnered with a host of young Caribbean writers and artists in order to have a "factory" of talented people to create even more books. Chris' team demonstrated wonderful dedication to his vision.  https://www.facebook.com/ProjectAJourneyOfKahn

Hunter S. Jones, Author and Blogger

Nov 7, 2013 01:02:00

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Welcome our Wednesday-at-3:00 PM series, courtesy of DitterCon 2014.  Meet and greet Hunter S. Jones from Atlanta, Georgia, an author and rock/entertainment blogger. Always a complex person from childhood, Hunter found music to be her first and true love, despite claiming she has no musical skills or abilities.  However, throughout her life, Hunter has always found something, anything to write about. Her first articles were written for an underground alternative/indie rock publication in Nashville, Tennessee. Since then, she has published articles on  fashion, travel, history, and art.   Her debut novella was released in October, 2012. And in March, 2013, Moon Rose Publishing released "A Celtic Tapestry", the Celtic Festival anthology which includes her short story, "Magic in Memphis".    www.ditterkellen.com/dittercon.html

Dawn Montgomery, Author, Co-Author, and . . .

Oct 31, 2013 01:03:00

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Welcome to our Wednesday-at-3:00 DitterCon 2014 series.   Dawn Montgomery: introduced to reading by her grandfather who entertained her with great character voices and by her grandmother who showed her there were no limits to the imagination. Since then Dawn was rarely without a book in hand. It wasn’t until she was stuck in a rut and unable to find anything she enjoyed reading that she decided to take a hand at writing. Since then she’s penned books she loves to read with characters who spark her imagination.   Although Texas is where she currently calls home with her 2 energetic boys and incredible husband, Dawn has lived in 8 states and 4 countries with countless moves in between.  "I currently have an incarnation of my day job that thrills me almost as much as writing, though there is no chance that it’ll ever replace the black ink of my heart. There’s nothing that compares to the feeling of falling in love with the characters in your books…There’s nothing that compares to the feeling of falling in love with the characters in my books…"

Althea's Return Visit

Oct 26, 2013 00:33:00

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Althea Romeo-Mark, the Author, Educator, Poet, and World Traveler, is so much more. To those titles, one can add wife, mother, grandmother, and much more. In a capsule, Althea is a people-person, whether family, friends, or strangers (friends she hasn't gotten to know yet).  Born in Antigua, West Indies, Althea grew up in the US Virgin Islands. She is an educator who lived in the USA; Liberia, West Africa; London, England and presently lives in Switzerland. She has published short stories and poems in the Virgin Islands (The Caribbean Writer), Liberia, Puerto Rico, the USA, Germany, Norway, England, and Switzerland.   Althea's work vividly depicts the phases of her life as an immigrant and her cultural experience in her book; her poems are interwoven into a personal essay, A Home with Endless Space. It contemplates the meaning of home as she comes from a line of immigrants and was born on a Caribbean Island, raised on another, did her graduate studies in the USA, then moved to Liberia, West Africa, where she lived for 14 years.  For more information click the link below.  www.aromaproductions.blogspot.com   

Best Selling Author Kele Moon

Oct 24, 2013 01:03:00

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Welcome to our Wednesday-at-3:00 series, brought to you by DitterCon 2014.  Meet Kele Moon: a freckle-faced, redhead born and raised in Hawaii. Always of a sore thumb, she's come to enjoy the novelty of it. She thrives off pushing the envelope and finding ways to make the impossible work in her story-telling. With a mad passion for romance, she adores the art of falling in love. The only rules she believes in is that, in love there are no rules and true love knows no bounds.  So obsessed is she with the beauty of romance and the novelty of creating it that she’s lost in her own wonder world most of the time. Thankfully, she's married to her own dark, handsome, brooding hero who had infinite patience for her airy ways and attempts to keep her grounded.  They now reside in Florida with their 3 beautiful children who make their lives both fun and challenging in equal parts.They wouldn’t have it any other way.  www.ditterkellen.com/dittercon.html  

Terre Roche and Afro-Jersey

Oct 23, 2013 01:03:00

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Afro-Jersey was formed in 2008 when old friends Terre Roche and Sidiki Conde began to write songs together in both English and Mandingo just for fun.   Terre Roche is best known for being one of The Roches. She has worked with Paul Simon, Laurie Anderson, Was Not Was, Philip Glass, Kathy Mattea, Meredith Monk and the Indigo Girls to name a few. She sang the role of Squeaky Fromme in John Moran's opera, The Manson Family. She was one of the soloists on Robert Fripp's album "Exposure".   In 1998 she put out a solo CD, "The Sound of a Tree Falling". Terre collaborated with jazz pianist Garry Dial on the 2008 release "Us an'Them", a collection of national anthems from around the world featuring musicians from the countries all of whom were living in New York City.   From 2002 to the present, Terre has led the popular "Sunset Singing Circle", a Battery Parks City sponsored singalong which takes place in May and June. Currently she is the musical coordinator for Lanny Harrison's "Characters in Motion" class at the New York Shambhala Center and has been a featured artist in Mark Lamb Dance's spectacular multi-media salons, featuring music, dance and spoken word performances.  Terre Roche, Sidiki Conde, and Marlon Cherry, a/k/a Afro-Jersey, sing in both the English and Mandingo languages.

Poet Victor Johnson

Oct 22, 2013 00:33:00

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Orignally from Benton Harbor, Michigan, Victor Johnson, Sr. is a graduate of John Wesley College where he received a Bachelor of Arts degree in Social Science.  A self-proclaimed poet, Victor has been writing poetry for 30 years and has 3 published poetry books: Thoughts from the Mind, Birdman 13 Point 1 and Thoughts of Life.  A fourth poetry book, The World of Poetry According to . . . Him, is scheduled for release October 15, 2013, along with 3 chap books (Emotional and Love Poems).  Victor has had his work published in Forward Times newspaper, Storm Magazine, Harbinger Asylum and several newsletters. His works have earned several Editor Choice Awards and an International Award .   Victor hosts the Spoken Word Poetry Contest at the National Black Book Festival held in Houston, Texas annually.

Andrea Clinton, Novelist, Poet, Essayist

Oct 19, 2013 00:33:00

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Previously an English teacher and high school principal, Andrea Clinton is a Novelist, Poet, Essayist, and aspiring Screenwriter and Filmmaker. A Montclair State University Graduate, Andrea's achieved a degree in English, Film, and Journalism. She's the founder and CEO of the non-profit organization, People Helping People, Inc., whose mission is to help citizens become independent and self-sufficient; Andrea is Editor-in-Chief of AMISTAD newspaper and magazine; and is presently working on a biography and screenplay featuring her uncle, Rock & Roll Hall of famer, George Clinton of Parliament/Funkadelic and the Clinton family.  Struck with Lupus in 2002, Andrea decided that if she were blessed to live, she would bring her countless stories into fruition by publishing them for the world to read. Her first novel is one of five in the first volume of, Life Knows No Bounds. Andrea began this chronicle to exhibit to the world and address through fiction, the many directions life leads us in, regardless of which class we belong to. Andrea also set out to express to the world that life isn't after anyone in particular, it just doesn't know boundaries.

Dez Caines and Rock Nutrition Setting the Pace

Oct 18, 2013 00:33:00

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Dezarea L Caines, a 23 year-old college graduate, is motivated by people who want to be and is willing to work hard to get to the top. She had an AWESOME open house with people speaking about their amazing opportunity to become a Health Coach and make a difference in the community. If she can do it, you can, too. Call or text her at 386-299-3160.   Better yet, visit her at Rock Nutrition in Al Cohen's Plaza, 4002 Raphune Hill, Bldg. 2, Suite 302, St. Thomas, VI 00802   Dez says, "Rock Nutrition looks forward to keeping you and our community healthy. A Big Customer Appreciation Thank you! Our first few days opening and things are rocking because of the community's desire to improve their health and lifestyle."  Dez invites you to join Rock Nutrition at Yacht Haven for their Saturday Morning Exercise Dance Party Meeting 8:00 a.m. Then back to Rock Nutrition for your awesome and healthy Breakfast of Champions. Tell a friend to tell a friend. Call Dezarea at 386-299-3160 or email her at

Best-Selling Author Laurann Dohner

Oct 17, 2013 00:22:00

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Welcome our best-selling author series every Wednesday at 3:00 PM, brought to you by DitterCon 2014.  Best-selling author Laurann Dohner wrote her first book in the early 90's. She claims that it will probably never see the light of day; however, from that book, she wrote a series of other books. A series fan, Laurann kept writing many other  books for the fun of it, when, in 2009, she decided to become published.   In writing her first Sci-Fi romance, her book, Ral's Woman, came to be, after  submitting it and with a little tweaking, With an acceptance letter from Ellorascave, Laurann admitd, "It was kind of a 'Cinderella' experience for me. It's been a terrific ride so far and I'm really happy. It's a dream come true."  Drop in and listen as Laurann shares the story behind her stories.  www.DitterKellen.com/DitterCon.html    

Althea Romeo-Mark, Author and Much More

Oct 16, 2013 00:33:00

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Althea Romeo-Mark, the Author, Educator, Poet, and World Traveler, is so much more. To those titles, one can add wife, mother, grandmother, and much more. In a capsule, Althea is a people-person, whether family, friends, or strangers (friends she hasn't gotten to know yet). Born in Antigua, West Indies, Althea grew up in the US Virgin Islands. She is an educator who lived in the USA; Liberia, West Africa; London, England and presently lives in Switzerland. She has published short stories and poems in the Virgin Islands (The Caribbean Writer), Liberia, Puerto Rico, the USA, Germany, Norway, England, and Switzerland.   Althea's work vividly depicts the phases of her life as an immigrant and her cultural experience in her book; her poems are interwoven into a personal essay, A Home with Endless Space. It contemplates the meaning of home as she comes from a line of immigrants and was born on a Caribbean Island, raised on another, did her graduate studies in the USA, then moved to Liberia, West Africa, where she lived for 14 years.  For more information click the link below.  www.aromaproductions.blogspot.com

The Road from Morocco by Wafa Faith Hallam, Part 2

Oct 12, 2013 01:03:00

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Wafa returns to continue sharing her life story that begins in Morocco, with her mother, as she is married off at 13 to a man she does not know or love.  The true tale continues, weaving through varied countries, religions, economic states, romantic trysts, lusts, and loves. It transports readers back in time to a Middle Eastern society far removed from modern American sensibilities.  In today's hour-long episode, we will raise the issue of Wafa's identity as an Arab-American Muslim who, particularly found it difficult to share particularly following 9/11 and the Iraq War. As diffiult as it is, Wafa considers her speaking about it as a sort of "coming out" process.

Andrea Clinton, Novelist, Poet, Essayist

Oct 11, 2013 00:17:00

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Previously an English teacher and high school principal, Andrea Clinton is a Novelist, Poet, Essayist, and aspiring Screenwriter and Filmmaker. A Montclair State University Graduate, Andrea's achieved a degree in English, Film, and Journalism. She's the founder and CEO of the non-profit organization, People Helping People, Inc., whose mission is to help citizens become independent and self-sufficient; Andrea is Editor-in-Chief of AMISTAD newspaper and magazine; and is presently working on a biography and screenplay featuring her uncle, Rock & Roll Hall of famer, George Clinton of Parliament/Funkadelic and the Clinton family.  Struck with Lupus in 2002, Andrea decided that if she were blessed to live, she would bring her countless stories into fruition by publishing them for the world to read. Her first novel is one of five in the first volume of, Life Knows No Bounds. Andrea began this chronicle to exhibit to the world and address through fiction, the many directions life leads us in, regardless of which class we belong to. Andrea also set out to express to the world that life isn't after anyone in particular, it just doesn't know boundaries.

Dianne Duvall - Paranormal Romance Writer

Oct 10, 2013 01:03:00

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New York Times and USA Today Bestselling Author, Dianne Duvall, earned a bachelor’s degree in English from the University of St. Thomas, where she studied fiction writing, playwriting, and poetry writing.   Darkness Dawns, the first book in her Immortal Guardians paranormal romance series, was nominated for the RT Reviewers' Choice Award for Best Vampire Romance by RT Book Reviews and for Best Paranormal Romance - Vampire by The Romance Reviews. It was also deemed a Top Pick by The Romance Reviews and a Best Book by Long and Short Reviews.   Night Reigns, the second book in the series, was nominated for Best Best Book of 2011 - Paranormal Romance by The Romance Reviews and declared an “utterly addictive” Top Pick by RT Book Reviews.   Phantom Shadows, the third book in the series, has been declared a Top Pick by both The Romance Reviews and Night Owl Reviews.   Her Immortal Guardians novella, In Still Darkness, was released in the Predatory anthology on May 7, 2013, and has received fabulous reviews.   Darkness Rises, the fourth book in the series, released October 1, 2013 is available as a giveaway.

Terre Roche and Her Memoir

Oct 9, 2013 01:03:00

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For over 30 years, Terre and her sisters, Maggie and Suzzy, were the successful singing group known as The Roches.  Terre has written a funny, wise, and very candid memoir of her life, both before and after fame. Terre's book, Blabbermouth, is a brave, tender and disturbing book. In it, Terre tells the story of her origins, her adventures as a young teenage girl who leaves the “lilac walls” of her childhood bedroom with the support of her close-knit suburban family, her rise to fame with Columbia Records, her travels on the road from coast to coast, alone with her slightly older sister. (“A teenage Thelma and Louise but without the murders,” Terre describes them.)   Terre also tells of her early mentoring by Terri Thal and Dave Van Ronk, Paul Simon, and Michael Tannen, of how the towns of Park Ridge, Hammond, Baton Rouge, San Francisco and Greenwich Village shaped her. She tells riveting tales of her early auditions, her first lover, her first male friend, Derek; reveals the sources of her sense of safety – notably her family – and relates violent encounters that she meets in the world as a teenager.   Blabbermouth inhabits an uneasy place where injustices are unresolved. Terre is choosing to “see each other in the big picture,” (as she calls it) by telling her story without apology. Her prose’s clear tone is like that from the gold-leaf rim of a glass stroked by a conductive finger. It’s quite an accomplishment.