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    Author2Author with Anna Quinn

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    Bill welcomes debut novelist Anna Quinn to the show. Anna Quinn is a writer, teacher, and the owner of The Writers’ Workshoppe and Imprint Books in Port Townsend, WA. She has thirty years of experience teaching and leading writing workshops across the country. Her writing has appeared in various literary journals, including Literature Circles and Response, Practical Aspects of Authentic Assessment, Instructor, Tidepools, IS Literary Magazine, Manifest-Station, Lit-Fest Anthology, 2016, and Washington 129 Anthology. Night Child is her first novel.

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    Nicole Goux Returns!

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    Dave Baker catches up with his partner in crime, Nicole Goux!

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    Episode 28-Elizabeth Forkey

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    Elizabeth Forkey is an author and artist. She is the wife of one great man and the mother of two very different girls. She loves God and His people, and she writes to glorify Him and encourage her brothers and sisters in the Lord. She collects 1980's Strawberry Shortcake dolls and aspires to become a chainsaw carver.  Her Young-Adult, Post-Apocalyptic Series, INFEC†IOUS, is available on Amazon and through Barnes and Nobles. 

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    Lesléa Newman | Tiferet Talk with Gayle Brandeis

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    Lesléa Newman is the author of 70 books for readers of all ages, including A Letter to Harvey Milk; October Mourning: A Song for Matthew Shepard; I Carry My Mother; The Boy Who Cried Fabulous; Ketzel, the Cat Who Composed; and Heather Has Two Mommies. Lesléa just released a new book of poetry titled Lovely.
    She has received many literary awards, including creative writing fellowships from the National Endowment for the Arts, Massachusetts Artists Foundation, two American Library Association Stonewall Honors, Massachusetts Book Award, Association of Jewish Libraries Sydney Taylor Award, Highlights for Children Fiction Writing Award, a Money for Women/Barbara Deming Memorial Fiction Writing grant, James Baldwin Award for Cultural Achievement, Cat Writer's Association Muse Medallion, and the Dog Writers Association of America's Maxwell Medallion. Nine of her books have been Lambda Literary Award Finalists.
    Ms. Newman is a popular guest lecturer, and has spoken at numerous college campuses including Harvard University, Yale University, University of Oregon, Bryn Mawr College, Smith College and the University of Judaism. From 2008-2010 she served as the Poet Laureate of Northampton, MA. She is currently a faculty mentor at Spalding University's brief residency MFA in Writing program.
    Recently published books include the poetry collection I Carry My Mother (Golden Crown Literary Society Award and Massachusetts Center for the Book "Must Read" title); picture book Here Is The World: A Year of Jewish Holidays (Sydney Taylor Notable); and Ketzel, The Cat Who Composed (Massachusetts Book Award, Sydney Taylor Award, and Cat Writers Association Best "Litter-ary" Award). Forthcoming titles include two picture books, Sparkle Boy (Lee and Low, 2017) and Gittel's Journey: An Ellis Island Story (Abrams, 2018).

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    Insanely Talented; Writer, Composer, Musician, Zak Sandler

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    Writer, Composer, Musician, and Advocate Zak Sandler hangs out with Joseph Fusaro and Hysteria Radio to talk about the intitial onset of bipolar and then how he turned the diagnoses into fuel for his writing and advocacy. Zak is very honest and open about his symptoms, hospitalizations, and the changes he had to make in order to take back control of his life.  Prepare to be inspired.
    Zak Sandler Bio:
    Zak Sandler plays piano on Broadway for WICKED, and has played on Broadway for MOTOWN and THE COLOR PURPLE. He was a composer at the Johnny Mercer Songwriters Project at Northwestern, and won the Fenno Heath Award for writing a new Yale song. His work has appeared at Lincoln Center, Joe’s Pub, and Signature Theater in DC. He has the stage rights to create a musical adaptation of the dystopian young adult novel, THE CITY OF EMBER, along with Adele Powers and Ali Keller. Zak’s and Adele’s previous show, ANTHEM, ran at the 2014 New York Fringe Festival and at the Chicago Musical Theater Festival. His newest musical, INSIDE MY HEAD, about a young man confronting a mental condition that drives both his creativity and his psychosis, will be presented at NY Theatre Barn in Fall 2018. He is also creating a docu-series that highlights the link between creativity and mental conditions, called “Insanely Talented”. Zak is an avid speaker about his own bipolar, having presented at the 2017 NAMI National Convention in Washington, D.C. and at the 2017 NAMI New York State Education Conference in Albany. He believes that being open about his own condition is the best way to destigmatize it.

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    Episode 48: Engineering the short story with author (and engineer) Nick Arvin

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    In April 2017, I invited author and engineer Nick Arvin to the school where I work. Over two days, he gave several talks on writing, and I recorded one of them: “Nick Arvin and The Short Story.”
    In this episode, I'm giving you that recording!  Nick discusses his short story “Along the Highways.” He gives one of the most thorough, honest, and humorous sessions that I’ve ever heard on writing.
    He talks about his career in engineering and as an author and how each informs his work in the other. He cracks a lot of jokes (with good comedic timing) and even shares how much he got paid for optioning one of his novels.
    Head over to the show-page on Behind the Prose for the full description and links!

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    Actress/Author/CEO Veleda Spellman on Royal Pen Network!

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    Veleda Spellman wears many hats. She is an accomplished actress and vocalists who's had a presence in movie and TV favorites such as "Hancock" and "Law and Order." She's also been seen in theaters with a resume' that includes roles in "The Wiz" and "Raisin in the Sun." Veleda's gift for singing has open doors for her to appear on shows like "Amateur Night at The Apollo," "Star Search" and "America's Got Talent." And that's just the short list! Her wealth of worth doesn't end in the entertainment field. Veleda is also a motivator to women worldwide. She's the mastermind behind POSITIVE QUEENS... an empowerment group that encourages women to be all that God has created them to be. She is also a bestselling author who uses her pen to promote godly living through the written word. Tune in THIS WEEK... Thursday, February 15th at 7:00 p.m. (EST) as Veleda shares the mic with host, national bestselling author, KENDRA NORMAN on Royal Pen Network. TWO WAYS TO LISTEN!! Dial (929) 477-1993 and tune in via phone... OR log in at www.blogtalkradio.com/RoyalPenNetwork and listen via the Web. However you choose to tune in... just DON'T MISS IT! Join us and be PENspired!

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    M. L. Spencer, Author of #1 BestSelling Series, The Rhenwars Saga, is our Guest!

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    We have a special guest your host, Bob Kirkconnell, is delighted to present! Readers and writers will be fascinated with M. L. Spencer, her books, and how she promotes them! The Rhenwars Saga consists of Darkstorm, Darkmage, Darkland, and Darkrise and is both best-selling and award-winning. How does she do this?
    M.L. Spencer's website is here: http://mlspencerfiction.com/index.html and I suggest you take a look. I did and I got a free book of my choice! Hey, it "don't get no better'n this!"
    We want to know:
    About her and why she writes? How she writes, what, when, and where? How about the editing and publishing process? And how about marketing and promotion? What about her future plans? And of course, anything else she wants to talk about! Listeners, as always, are encouraged to call in! Now is your chance!

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    Fathers, Food & Memoir: How to Write & Market a Food Memoir

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    Fathers, Food & Memoir with Dawn Lerman & Crystal-lee Quibell discusses how to write a memoir that includes recipes and family memories. Dawn also shares how she began writing for the New York Times as a food columnist & secured her literary agent.
    Dawn Lerman is the author of My Fat Dad. A certified nutrition expert and contributor to the New York Times Well Blog, as well as the founder of the Magnificent Mommies, a company specializing in personal, corporate and school-based education.
    Crystal-Lee Quibell is the host of Literary Speaking, a weekly podcast dedicated to helping writers learn from best-selling authors, literary agents, and publishers. Founder of The Magical Writers Group, a private teaching forum for writers specifically focused on memoir. She is a champion for the written word, student of publishing and an obsessive book collector with a serious case of wanderlust. A self-described mermaid and witchy woman for life, she believes that life is better with books, chocolate, and the occasional cheese board. Her upcoming essay is to be featured in the forthcoming book, The Magic Of Memoir: Inspiration for the Writer's Journey. 

  • 00:31

    Kenyatta Blake Is COOL, Conscious Of Obedient Living

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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

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    Leslie P.

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    Awarded author Leslie P is in the women's cave talking about her challenges and her triumphs overcoming grief in life and publishing