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Next Wednesday 3/19 on #MichLit Radio: Poet @OneSingleRose & 15mins of eMarketing

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onesingleroseOn March 19th, we’ll have the beautiful Poet, Rose Marie “One Single Rose”.

Check out her website at: http://onesinglerose.com

Afterwards, I’ll be answering all your eBook marketing questions. I decided to give the show a little heads up before I just shot right into it and let you ask me the questions first.

Below is form I’d like you to write your question in the comment section. If you leave your contact information, I’ll shout you out on the show.

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New #MichLit Radio Show w/children’s authors: @superdaddieslit & @MarquinParks #mwn [PODCAST]

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Feb 13, 2013 Guest Backgrounder

1. Guest:  Anita Gibbs               www.superdaddiestheseries.com

Guest summary: Anita Gibbs is the author of two children’s books, “Daddy, I Broke My Snowball” and “Daddy, I Can Read It For You.” Her newest book is “Daddy’s Magic Stamp” part of her Super Daddy’s series. Anita’s definition of a SUPERDADDY (noun, plural – dies) 1. Any man who makes a deliberate attempt to enrich the life of a child, especially his own.  

 

Author bio:

Anita T. Gibbs is a seasoned sales professional who was raised to believe in herself and her dreams.  Inspired by her own father as well as raising her son as a single mom, the creator of “Superdaddies The Series™”, aspires to create a positive perception and motivation in the relationships between fathers and their children in this children’s book series.

 

Her freshman release in Nov. 2009, “Daddy, I broke My Snowball” was well received, as illustrated by the following editorial comment:

 

In times such as these, we need reminders about the fact that “quality” men and fathers do, indeed, exist and how they provide security, love and reassurance to their children. “Daddy, I Broke My Snowball” reminds us of the vast influence that committed fathers provide for their children, ESPECIALLY girls, as is depicted in this heart-warming story. Such simple things as building a “snow-woman” provide unique opportunities to bond and reinforce the sacredness of fatherhood; this is a touching example of how empowerment and self-esteem is cultivated in both boys and girls.

–Dr. Kathy A. Morrow, Clinical Psychologist

 The sophomore offering, “Daddy, I Can Read It For You,” is the story of a middle aged divorced father of two who has a very “special” relationship with his gifted son and precocious ‘tween’ daughter.  This Superdaddy only attended school through the eighth grade.  He values healthy eating and the family’s favorite but healthy guilty pleasure happens to be sweet potatoes.

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About the book Daddy’s Magic Stamp:

Daddy’s Magic Stamp is a PreK-2 children’s book about a dog and his twin puppies. They can’t hide from Daddy Dog!

2. Guest:  Marquin Parks        http://www.wrinkleswallace.blogspot.com    

Guest summary: Marquin Parks is an educator, consultant, interventionist, and author of the new book “Wrinkles Wallace: Knights of Night School”.

Author bio:  Marquin’s goal is to inspire, motivate, and promote writing and reading to a larger audience. Honestly, he just wants to write and write and write and write (yeah, that much writing) books that humor and help kids.

About Wrinkles Wallace: Knights of Night School

Follow the zany adventures of Wrinkles Wallace and his classmates who have to come together as a team to outsmart their teacher and pass 5th Grade. After all, they’ve failed it a number of times–so many that Wrinkles is already 28-years old. The students deal with real-world issues and themselves in order to overcome the antics of their diabolical teacher, Mr. Sittin’ B. Quiet. (By the way, he’s only ten.) Join them in this upside-down world where non-stop humor serves as a guide to character-building and success.

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MotownWriters Author Feature: Beverly Jenkins, Nat’l Award Winner w/new book: Destiny’s Embrace [PODCAST] #interview

Ms. Jenkins is the nation’s premier writer of African-American historical romance fiction and specializes in 19th century African American life. She has 30 published novels to date.

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Author bio: Beverly Jenkins has received numerous awards, including: five Waldenbooks/Borders Group Best Sellers Awards; two Career Achievement Awards from Romantic Times Magazine; a Golden Pen Award from the Black Writer’s Guild, and in 1999 was named one of the Top Fifty Favorite African-American writers of the 20th Century by AABLC, the nation’s largest on-line African-American book club.

She has also been featured in many national publications, including the Wall Street Journal, People Magazine, Dallas Morning News and Vibe Magazine. She has lectured and given talks at such prestigious universities as Oberlin University, the University of Illinois, and Princeton. She speaks widely on both romance and 19th century African-American history.

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In 2004 Ms. Jenkins branched out into romantic suspense with the publication of Edge of Midnight.Bring on the Blessings, her first faith based, women’s fiction work, was published in Jan 09.

Her newest historical, Night Hawk has been released in October 2011.

In 2012, look for the fourth book in the Blessings series: A Wish and A Prayer, plus a new book series to come that she reveals exclusively in our podcast!

Listen to the #MichLit Network Radio Show w/Beverly Jenkins at http://tobtr.com/s/4098439. #BlogTalkRadio

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On Jan 19th, Join Beverly Jenkins & Founder of Motown Writers Network, Sylvia Hubbard for Writing 101, Publishing and Marketing in the 21st Century at the Belleville Public Library. Click here to download your form and find out more information.

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[PODCAST] Get 2013 ready 4yr BOOK w/advice on Branding, Marketing & HARD WORK frm Nat’l PR Guru @PamPerry #michlit #mwn #motownlit

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Award-winning Social Media Marketing & PR Pro, Radio host, Author, Community Manager, Content Curator, Wife, mother & Branding Superstar! #socialmediaswag
Find out what NOT to do to market your book
How much time & money it takes to market your book
What Authors should look forward to in the new year to better market their book!
Guest Summary: Pam Perry is a “message strategist” and PR Coach working with non profit organizations, churches, entrepreneurs, emerging and best-selling authors.
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#MichLit Radio Show speaks w/ Actor, @OmariHardwick 2day abt new indie #film, Middle of Nowhere opening Friday!

Host of The Michigan Literary Network Radio Show, Sylvia Hubbard, will have the honor and pleasure to speak with Actor, Omari Hardwick about his new independent film opening in this weekend, Middle of Nowhere.

Join us today at 5:30pm EST on The Michigan Literary Network Radio Show by calling in 646-915-9177 or listen online at http://blogtalkradio.com/MichiganLiteraryNetwork.

About Omari Hardwick (information and photo courtesy of IMDB.com)

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Omari Hardwick


Born “Omari Latif Hardwick,” he grew up in Decatur, Georgia. Hardwick’s parents gave him a name to set a precedent, “Omari” meaning “most high,” and “Latif” meaning “gentle.” He shares, “I in no way believe that I am the highest or most high, but I feel like my name gives me something to strive for.” Growing up… See full bio

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More about Middle of Nowhere courtesy of IMDB.com

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Middle of Nowhere (2012)

  –  Drama

 

When her husband is sentenced to 8 years in prison, Rudy drops out of med school in order to focus on her husband’s well being while he’s incarcerated – leading her on a journey of self-discovery in the process.

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Director:

Ava DuVernay

Writer:

Ava DuVernay

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PODCAST: #MichLit w/Authors: Antoinette Davis & Felecia Berry #mwn #motownlit #blogtalkradio

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May 23, 2012 Guest Backgrounder
1.  Guest: Antoinette Davis              Call-in Time:  5:30 p.m.
Antoinette Davis bio:
ANTOINETTE MARIE DAVIS is a native of Michigan. In addition to writing, she loves math, which led her to pursue a career in mathematics. She enjoys teaching mathematics to her students. Overall, Antoinette is a woman who loves the Lord and she sees him as a consistent source of strength in her life.
She is an alumnus of Lake Michigan College, Oakwood University, and Wayne State University. She has earned an Associate of Arts Degree in Secondary Education, a Bachelor of Arts Degree in Mathematics, and a Master of Arts Degree in Applied Mathematics. She currently serves as a university instructor while she pursues Doctoral study in the area of Instruction/Administration with a specialization in Mathematics Education.
About the book  Lessons on Church Folk Volume 1 & 2:
Lessons on Church Folk is a two book series. Volume 1 was written so that people are able to see that every church has issues. Even when you switch churches, you will see some of the same issues that you saw at your previous church. In any event, the church is a hospital where people come to get help for their issues. Only God can free us from the things that constantly stress us out. Life will be stressful but giving your stress over to God will allow you to be free to experience the love and happiness that he desires for all of his children.
Volume 2 was written so that people can see that church members of any faith are the most unique group of people around. These members come to church with various issues and they aim to let go of their issues through prayer within the community of believers. But the question is: Do they hand their issues over to God? or Do they hold on to them so that they can handle them on their own? In life, it is always better to hand over your issues to God because you cannot handle your issues on your own. Overall, we need to accept the fact that we are humans and we all make mistakes. But even when we make mistakes, we have to know that God is always ready and willing to forgive us of our sins.

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2.  Guest: Felicia Berry              Call-in Time:  5:45 p.m.
Guest summary: A survivor. A victor. A living testament of grace. Felecia Berry LMSW shares what she went through to become all three in her poignant memoir The Desires Of Thine Heart.
Felicia Berry bio:
Felecia Berry LMSW earned her Bachelor’s Degree in Social Work from Marygrove College and her Masters Degree in Social Work from Wayne State University. As an undergraduate student intern, Felecia implemented Hamtramck Harvest, a feeding program, in the city of Hamtramck. She has professionally worked in the Alzheimer’s Association, Big Brother/Big Sister, My Sister’s Place, the Children’s Center, St. John Open Arms and Neighborhood Services Organization.
Felecia has provided clinical interventions and treatment to a diverse population of individuals, families and groups impacted by trauma such as sexual abuse, domestic violence, rape, emotional abuse, verbal abuse, suicide ideations and attempts and grief and loss. She has provided trainings in schools, conferences, churches and community mental health agencies.
About the Book, The Desires of Thine Heart:  
In The Desires of Thine Heart ,Felecia is brave in her honesty to share what proves to be the darkest and most painful part of her life. She was exposed to insufferable hardships at a very young age: she lost her father when she was only three years old and, at nine, she lost her innocence forever when she became a victim of sexual abuse by a brother of a classmate. Very soon her life spiraled into a cesspool of drugs, alcohol, abusive relationships and suicide attempts- all desperate but futile efforts to disavow her pain.

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[PODCAST: ] #MichLit Radio Show wg/Poets A Dub

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Guest summary: Alex “A Dub” White is a spoken word artist whose passion and musicality with words demands his audiences’ attention. Today he’s here to talk about his debut book, For What It’s Worth.

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[PODCAST] #MichLit Radio Show w/Michael Williams & Poet, @OneSingleRose | #BlogTalkRadio

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1. Guest:  Michael Williams                  www.michiganspringbookfestival.com

Guest summary: Michael Williams of the Author Collective, hosts the Spring Book Festival happening this weekend.

2. Guest:         Rosemarie Wilson “One Single Rose”                      www.onesinglerose.com                                                                                                                            

Guest summary: Rosemarie Wilson a/k/a One Single Rose is an award winning poet, writer, advice columnist, singer, actress and a staunch advocate of integrity and fidelity.  She has written two poetry books, with the latest, Out of Darkness into Light, just released last month.

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[PODCAST] Michigan Literary Radio Show w/@RhondaWelsh & @SLathen #michlit

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Podcast: MichLitRadio Show for Jan 4,2012: Authors, Bianca Eugene & Deolis Allen #mwn

HAPPY NEW YEAR!!!!!!!! ENJOY!!!! :)

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Jan. 4, 2012 Guest Backgrounder

1.  Guest:         Bianca Eugene                                 www.theloveconnection2.blogspot.com                                        

Guest summary:

Bianca L. Eugene was born in Detroit, Michigan. She studied journalism at Wayne State University. She has written for several publications including The Southfield Observer and Eccentric and Wayne State University’s student newspaper, The South End.

At Last, is her first work of fiction. She is in the process of completing her second novel, the sequel to At Last, Here and Now due for release Spring 2012.

Becoming a published author is her dream come true. She hopes to touch and inspire readers with her words and characters.

Bianca resides in a suburb of Detroit with her husband.

About the book At Last:

When the search of love leads to the discovery of oneself……

Keisha Morgan is caught in a whirlwind. Between raising a child on her own, maintaining a relationship with her daughter’s father and trying to focus on her career she is dangerously burning the candle at both ends. Without notice, tragedy strikes. A lover from her past returns with promises of a new beginning. But will promises be enough to secure a happy ending?

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2. Guest:         Deolis Allen                      

http://bookstore.authorhouse.com/Products/SKU-000377825/World-Orphan-Presents-Children-of-the-Residue.aspx

Guest summary: Deolis Allen is the author of three books, The Last 48, Test of Love and his most recent book, World Orphan Presents: Children of the Residue.

About the book World Orphan Presents: Children of the Residue:

Children of the Residue is a fiction based on actual people used to capture the tragedy of broken homes effects on whole communities. The broken home is stimulated from failed relationships, drugs and economic disparity. In turn the children of the home seek love and strength in all the wrong places. Through their travels they learn contempt for the world.

This read is a sharp blade journeying through the forgotten pockets of America’s ghetto. Set in the 1990s of Detroit’s west side, the reader will learn the effects of the crack epidemic from both sides of the fence. The fictional adolescents in this novel are only mirror glimpses into today’s adults. This novel illustrates the subtle decay of morals, transformation of values and ill imprisoned thought processes that made us what we are.

Corzell is a child nurtured by abandonment, rape and hate. Corzell’s naturally good heart becomes poisoned by the conditions of the ghetto norms and society’s iron handed justice. Power in Corzell’s mind is perversely realized when he successfully pulls his first breaking and entering. Corzell graduates to dope dealing, drug trafficking and armed robbery.

Book 2 illustrates how young men, especially, evolve from being junior high boyfriends to high school predators (players). This piece shows the vulnerability and insensitivity in women that many men overlook in their immaturity. Book 2 demonstrates how the high school hallways for education become arenas of conquest.

While Antwaun Bishop learns his art of manipulation and seduction from his big shot lawyer father, Sharon Stuard’s home is off balance and marred in tragedy. These two children find one another and compliment their loneliness. Neither of them ever reach an understanding of the feeling they believe is love.

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Michigan Literary Radio Show #michlit w/authors @w/bonniejocampbel & @versandra [podcast] 12/28/11

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1. Guest: Bonnie Jo Campbell  www.bonniejocampbell.com

Guest summary: Our first guest is award winning author Bonnie Jo Campbell. Her work includes Women and Other Animals, a short fiction collection, a novel Q Road, and another short fiction collection American Salvage.
Bonnie Jo Campbell bio:
Bonnie Jo Campbell grew up on a small Michigan farm with her mother and four siblings in a house her grandfather Herlihy built in the shape of an H. She learned to castrate small pigs, milk Jersey cows, and, when she was snowed in with chocolate, butter, and vanilla, to make remarkable chocolate candy. When she left home for the University of Chicago to study philosophy, her mother rented out her room. She has since hitchhiked across the U.S. and Canada, scaled the Swiss alps on her bicycle, and traveled with the Ringling Bros and Barnum & Bailey Circus selling snow cones. As president of Goulash Tours Inc., she has organized and led adventure tours in Russia and the Baltics, and all the way south to Romania and Bulgaria.
Her collection Women and Other Animals details the lives of extraordinary females in rural and small town Michigan, and it won the AWP prize for short fiction; her story “The Smallest Man in the World” has been awarded a Pushcart Prize. Her novel Q Road investigates the lives of a rural community where development pressures are bringing unwelcome change in the character of the land. Her critically-acclaimed short fiction collection American Salvage, which consists of fourteen lush and rowdy stories of folks who are struggling to make sense of the twenty-first century, was a finalist for the 2009 National Book Award in Fiction.
For decades, Campbell has put together a personal newsletter – The Letter Parade – and she currently practices Koburyu kobudo weapons training. She has received her M.A. in mathematics and her M.F.A. in writing from Western Michigan University. She now lives with her husband and other animals outside Kalamazoo, and she teaches writing in the low residency program at Pacific University.

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2. Guest: Versandra Kennebrew www.thereinventingyoubook.com

Interview time: 5:30 p.m. 
Guest summary: Versandra is the owner and operator of Versandra Kennebrew International or VKI, a personal development company which produces holistic health education products and services to enhance your quality of life. Today she’s going to walk us into the new year by covering topics from her new book The Art of Reinventing You: Ignite Your Imagination.
Guest bio:
Versandra reinvented herself after becoming homeless. She got back up, went back to school to become a self-improvement teacher, wrote her memoir Thank God for the Shelter, and today she is coaching clients who are ready to experience exponential growth in their lives, and she is helping people all over the world ignite their imagination.
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Michigan Literary Radio Show [podcast] for December 21, 2011 |Authors: @wbrucecameron and Rob Boyd Boyd

Each Wednesday at 5:30 pm EST, The Michigan Literary Network Radio Show on Blogtalkradio.com edu-tains listeners with news, information and more of the Michigan Literary Community.

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1.  Guest:         W. Bruce Cameron                                 www.brucecameron.com                                        

Guest summary: Bruce Cameron is a blogger, web writer, public speaker, divorced father of three and an engaged man waiting to “close the deal” as he puts it in his bio. He is also the author of five books. His most recent books are Emory’s Gift and A Dog’s Purpose, which is a New York Times Best Seller.

 

Detail Bio & Book Information: 

I was born in Petoskey, Michigan and for a long time it looked like that would be my most impressive life accomplishment. Nothing distinguished me from other children save the fact that I occasionally stuck peas up my nose and had to visit the emergency room. The third time I did this they x-rayed my skull, perhaps looking to see if there was anything inside my brain besides vegetables.

Other boys wanted to be ball players, astronauts, and soldiers, except for a guy named Pauly who always talked about growing up to be a dancer. (This was sort of a tough thing for third graders to understand, but I think I get it now.) I never wanted to be any of these things, I wanted to be a writer. I actually sat down in fourth grade to write a novel and made it through 26 pages before my hand gave out. It was about a boy who grew up in “a small town in Chicago.” (I didn’t actually know what Chicago was.)

When I was 16 years old, the worst thing happened: I sold the very first short story I ever submitted anywhere. The Kansas City Star paid me $ 50.00, which sadly remained the most I was ever paid for a story until around 1995. It was the worst thing because it convinced me this writing thing was going to be really easy. I went to college at Westminster College, where I majored in beer. I was the editor of the literary magazine and the student newspaper, which, contrary to my expectations, did not lead to a greater incidence of sexual intercourse.

I staggered out of college and became a freelance writer. This didn’t pay for much of anything, so I embarked on a course which was to set the pattern for my writing life: I got a day job to support my writing habit. In my life, I’ve driven an ambulance; repossessed cars; sold life insurance, wine making equipment, and men’s clothing; programmed computers, and analyzed financial statements. I’ve had titles like Collection Manager, Director of Operations, Director of Human Resources, VP of Sales, and, my all time favorite, Chief Knowledge Officer. I’ve worked for small companies like General Motors and weird ones like Resume Network America.

And through it all, I wrote. I started getting up at 4:30 AM in order to write before heading off to my day job.

In 1995, two things happened. First, I decided that after eight unpublished novels I was simply never going to be published, not ever, and that as I started book number nine might as well write something for myself, a novel that was intended strictly for my own consumption. As I wrote it, I found something interesting: it was funny. Apparently, when I stopped writing to sell and just wrote from my own voice, it made me laugh. Also in 1995 I started an on-line Internet column. I began it with six subscribers, four of whom were related to me or were me. I asked people to pass it along to others if they liked it, and they did. At its peak, the Cameron Column had 40,000 subscribers in 52 countries, if you count Texas as a country.

I showed my columns to the Rocky Mountain News and in 1998 they began featuring me weekly in their Home Front section. Before long I was considered one of their most popular columnists, even more of a reader favorite than the woman who wrote about birds, though not as popular as the one who wrote about wine, oddly enough.  I use the past tense because the Rocky Mountain News is now out of business, I am so, so sad to say.

Meanwhile, that book I wrote for myself turned out to be a sprawling, unreadable novel, funny but way too long. It should never be published, but when I showed it to Jody Rein of Jody Rein Books, she loved the writing and asked me what else I had. I told her about a column I’d written, “8 Simple Rules for Dating my Teenage Daughter,” and she suggested we turn it into a book proposal.

Workman Publishing put the book into the stores in May 2001 and response was excellent. Though the last three cities on my book tour were completely out of books, it hit #14 on the NY Times Bestseller List and was still on its way up when the first printing sold out. Crazed book buyers nearly toppled the government.

My national media included a CNN profile filmed entirely in the dangerous territory of my daughters’ bedrooms, a People profile, USA Today Weekend, the CBS Early show, some national radio, John Walsh, Iyanla, Wayne Brady, The Other Half, and CNN Headline News. I did countless radio shows and local television news shows. I have had many media producers tell me I am welcome to come back any time. People find me funny and engaging and I have excellent personal hygiene.

Oliver North (bet you didn’t see this coming!) took an interest in 8 Simple Rules for Dating my Teenage Daughter because he has a teenage daughter. He had me on his radio show and introduced me to Creator’s Syndicate, which picked me up in October 2001.

Meanwhile, I’ve been doing some public speaking. I’m not a stand up… well, I can stand up, I have two legs and everything, but I mean I am more of a corporate speaker than the type of person you would see in a night club or any place where popular people hang out.

8 Simple Rules for Dating My Teenage Daughter was snapped up by Disney and co-developed as both a feature film and a TV show, the first time anyone can remember such a thing happening. The TV show is a hit and the screenplay I wrote was moving forward until the tragic death of John Ritter led Disney to reconsider.

I am the author of two other humor books:  How to Remodel a Man, and 8 Simple Rules for Marrying my Daughter.

I have three children about whom I write frequently in my columns. They hate it.

I love dogs and my new book is about a dog: A Dog’s Purpose, which is a NY Times bestselling novel.

I am divorced and in a serious relationship, though it doesn’t seem all that serious since we spend most of our time laughing.  We’re engaged to be married but I haven’t closed the deal yet and I’m anxious she may come to her senses before I get her served with the legal paperwork.

 

About the books Emory’s Gift & A Dog’s Purpose:

Bruce Cameron offers his profound second novel, EMORY’S GIFT, an endearing and sometimes hilarious look at one boy’s discovery of what really matters—faith, family, and love—when all seems lost.

 

After 13-year-old Charlie Hall’s mother dies, his father retreats into the silence of grief and Charlie finds himself drifting lost and alone through the brutal halls of junior high.  He’s hurting, and he can’t seem to find a way to reach his father.  Dinner is an almost silent affair, and the sight of his mother’s beloved tomato cages—cages she’ll never use again—pierces his heart.

 

But Charlie is not entirely friendless.  A wanderer, Charlie often explores the woods and mountains behind his house in rural Idaho.  And one particular day, his life changes forever.  He startles a mountain lion, and just as it’s about to spring in attack, an enormous grizzly bear—thought to be extinct in the area—rears out of the forest on its hind legs, scaring the lion away.

 

Almost immediately, Charlie feels a connection with the bear.  For one thing, it doesn’t run away, instead regarding Charlie in a serene, almost human way.  Stunned, Charlie realizes something is veryvery different about this bear.  And so begins an unusual—and undeniable— relationship between a 13-year-old boy and a grizzly bear.

 

But there is much more to the bear than the fact that it seems he doesn’t mind hanging around a human.  He manages to convey to Charlie that his name is Emory and he has and important message he needs to give to the world.  And in doing so, he helps Charlie reconnect with his father and helps them both discover that they can and will survive.

 

Deeply moving—and  interwoven with hope and joy—EMORY’S GIFT is not only a heartwarming and charming coming of age story, but also a page-turning insightful look at how trust and unconditional love can heal a broken family and bridge the gaps that divide us.  W. Bruce Cameron’s latest book is truly a gift to us all.

 

 

A Dog’s Purpose:

We spend countless hours with our beloved dogs—playing with them, training them, or just hanging out with them—and we probably spend just as many hours wondering what our canine companions are thinking about.  Now, New York Times bestselling author and award-winning humor columnist W. Bruce Cameron brings us into the minds of our furry friends with humor and warmth!

 

In his latest book he turns to fiction for the very first time and offers a dog’s-eye view of the world.  A DOG’S PURPOSE: A Novel for Humans is the remarkable story of one endearing dog’s search for his purpose over the course of several lives and explores the universal quest for an answer to life’s most basic question:  Why are we here?

 

Told from the charming perspective of a dog named Bailey, whose name and breed changes with each new life, A DOG’S PURPOSEwill touch every person who reads it—whether they have a dog now, haven’t had one since childhood, or even if they’ve never had one at all.  Cameron’s clever narrative convincingly conveys what really could be going on in a dog’s mind and his gentle wit will have readers both laughing and crying.

 


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2. Guest:         Rob Boyd                                 www.thestreetsdontloveyouback.ning.com                                               Interview RESCHEDULED FROM 12/7     

Guest summary: Our first guest today is community activist and author Rob Boyd. His book The Streets Don’t Love You Back is an endeavor he’s turning into a movement.

 

Bio and About the book The  Streets Don’t Love You Back:

“The Streets Don’t Love You Back” book is a story of strength, prayer, and perseverance” by Robert D. Boyd Jr. It is the autobiography of a man who grew up in the eastside ghetto of Detroit, MI. His father, a prominent reverend and well known author chose not to be a part of his life. His stepfather was a good man and treated him and siblings as his own, until one day when Rob was nine years old he watched his grandfather stab his stepfather to death. And by age 10 he was involved in the gang, drug violent street life. Rob became a Boss and Drug Kingpin, spent time in and out of jail and watched many friends get killed and many friends go to prison. 
This book is definitely a story of hope, change, healing and forgiveness. After reading this book you will see that crime doesn’t pay and “The Streets Don’t Love You Back”.


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PODCAST Michigan Literary Radio Show #blogtalkradio Authors: @EddieConnorJr & Andrea Daniels

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2. Guest: Eddie Connor http://www.eddieconnor.com Interview time: 5:45 p.m.

Guest summary: Eddie Connor a motivational speaker and author or three books, Purposefully Prepared to Persevere, Collections of Reflections and his latest book, E.con the Icon.

Eddie Connor bio:

Eddie Connor was born in Southfield, Michigan but grew up in Kingston, Jamaica. The British Education that Eddie received, during his formative years in Jamaica, can be attributed to his thirst for knowledge. As a product of a divorced family, Eddie realizes that he was not born with a “silver spoon” in his mouth, but was raised by a strong mother, who instilled in him life long values and the importance of governing himself as a positive individual.

His mother, Dr. Janice K. Connor (author of Propelling Faith) has been a missionary to Jamaica, for the past twenty-five years, yet has raised her son to be a standout man of excellence.

Eddie Connor preached his first message, after being diagnosed with cancer, at the age of fifteen in Kingston, Jamaica proclaiming from Psalm 118:17, “I shall not die, but live and declare the works of the Lord.” Eddie affirms that he was “Destined to Overcome the Odds.” Eddie Connor is declaring the works of the Lord. The healing power of God has touched this young man’s life, as he has miraculously been healed from cancer.

Eddie has garnered prestigious honors for his community activism and role model leadership, such as the Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. Humanitarian Award, Eastern Michigan University President For a Day, and the NAACP Male Student of the Year.

Eddie is a graduate of Eastern Michigan University, having earned a Bachelor of Science in Secondary Education, with a focus in History. Eddie has also earned a Master’s Degree in Education from Marygrove College, as a Reading and Literacy Specialist.

As an Author, Educator, Evangelist, Motivational Speaker, Poet, Radio and TV Host, Eddie Connor shares his story of overcoming cancer in his three books, “Purposefully Prepared to Persevere”, “Collections of Reflections: Symphonies of Strength, Volumes 1-3″, and “E.CON the ICON: from Pop Culture to President Barack Obama“.

Over the years, Eddie has encouraged youth to overcome life’s obstacles on his radio program, “Youth On The March” being broadcast throughout the United States and Caribbean, to more than 25 million people.

Eddie also serves as a contributing writer for Hope Today Magazine.
In addition, he is a TV Correspondent on CBS and CW50 for the program, “Street Beat” which is designed to excite and incite young people to be positive and productive assets to their communities.

From Cancer to Conqueror to more than Conqueror, God has truly given Eddie Connor a voice to reach individuals of all ages and backgrounds in this day and time. A young man of passion, determination, and intellectual fortitude, desires to impact minds in perilous times, by enhancing the lives of others and expressing the power to persevere, which will ultimately propel individuals beyond all obstacles.

About E.Con the Icon

E.CON the ICON, redefines what it means to be an icon. Laugh and learn with Eddie Connor, as he presses past the brink of Freedom of Speech and blasts you into a lyrical litany of logic about education, faith, life, pop culture, politics, relationships, and reaching the pinnacle of success.

1. Guest: Andrea Daniel http://www.AndreaDanielPoet.com Interview Time: 5:30 p.m.

Guest summary: Andrea Daniel is an entrepreneur, operating AND Communications where she is copywriter, editor and voice over artist. She is also co-owner of the new publishing company Dakota Avenue West Publishing, publisher of f her new, first book of poetry, Like Gwendolyn.

Bio:

Andrea is a lifelong poet, with work that has appeared in various publications and as part of a visual poetry exhibit at the Detroit Institute of Arts. When she’s not writing poetry, Andrea is a freelance writer whose work has appeared in a major daily metropolitan newspaper, and she has freelanced for an internationally distributed arts and entertainment magazine. Daniel is a member of the Motown Writer’s Network and the Michigan Literary Network and is producer of the Michigan Literary Network’s Internet radio show on blogtalkradio.com. Additionally, she is a registered songwriter with BMI. She lives in Detroit, Michigan with her son and a sweet little Terrier-Poodle-mix named Dot.

About the book Like Gwendolyn:

Like Gwendolyn, Andrea Daniel’s debut book of poetry epitomizes nearly 40 years of her life as a poet. The first chapter, “Life, death and stuff in between,” is about just that, as Andrea or someone else has experienced or she Andrea imagined it to be. “Love and such,” depicts the love in its many forms, As a survivor of domestic violence, Andrea shares in “Abused Tales,” poems written in her years of recovery. And she wrote the poems in “Love for Jay,’ the final chapter, during the frequent periods of separation from her (now adult) son in his early childhood years.

It is the legacy of poet Gwendolyn Brooks and the beauty of her work that inspired the completion of this book.

(to make a comment to win tickets, please go to http://motownwriters.com and make a comment on the Oct 19th Radio Show for Michigan Literary Radio Network Show)

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PODCAST: Michigan Literary Network Radio Show Oct. 12, 2011 with Author, Quincy Lewis & Passion Fruit Poetry Event Rep #mwn #blogtalkradio

1.  Guest:         Quincy Lewis               www.flipside-ink.com   Interview Time:  5:30 p.m.      

Guest summary:  Quincy Lewis is a journalist, blogger, radio show host, owner of the publishing company Flipside Ink, and author of the new book, Off the Block.

 

Bio:

 

Q. Lewis is a writer, also from Detroit, who began his career as a journalist for a college newspaper.  He is a journalism program graduate from Wayne State University Now, though he started out majoring in computer science.  Now with Black Enterprise Magazine, Metro Times and countless website articles on his resume, Lewis shares his ideas and views about society, culture, and politics from an urban American point -of- view with his new compilation of poetry and social criticism, “Off the Block.”

About the book:

Off The Block contains poetry heavily influenced by the Harlem Renaissance as well as 14th century classic literature.  The combination of the two produces a concept rich in history as well as revolution.  The social commentary is a scope of real world issues from the urban American view-point. Poetry plus social commentary equals the formula for self-awareness and community growth.

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2.  Guest:   Andre Royster          www.theechoversevibe.com                                 Interview time:  5:45 p.m.

 

Guest summary:  Andre Royster is the resident DJ for the Echoverse Poetry Series, and he’s with us to talk about the upcoming Echoverse Passion Fruit 7.0.

 

 

About Passion Fruit Festival

 

The seventh annual Passion Fruit Festival is The EchoVerse journey through erotic visual verse. An annual festival that showcases the creativity of notable and emerging poets, musicians, performance, visual and literary artist from Southeast Michigan and beyond. In 2011, Passion Fruit Festival 7.0 will be held in The Knight Suite of the Virgil H. Carr Cultural Arts Center in Detroit’s Paradise Valley (Harmonie Park).

Click hear to listen NOW: http://tobtr.com/s/2312195

 And congrats to Author, LA Jefferson for winning tickets to Passion Fruit! see her website at: http://LaJefferson.com

If you’d like to be a guest on our show, please contact us

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Authors, Melinda Moustakis & Phette Ogburn! on The #MichLit Radio Show Wed, Sept 7th 5:30pm EST

The Michigan Literary Network Radio Show will host Authors, Melinda Moustakis & Phette Ogburn, Wednesday, Sept 7th 5:30pm EST.

http://blogtalkradio.com/michiganliterarynetwork
Click on the link above to set a reminder for yourself.

5:30 – Melinda Moustakis, author of the book Bear Down Bear North;www.melinadmoustakis.com

5:45 – Phette Ogburn, author of the book of short stories It Can Happen To You;

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The Motown Literary Network has been live on blogtalkradio.com since early fall of 2009, with nearly 5,000 downloads. Our hour-long, weekly show airs Wednesdays from 5-6 p.m. with a focus on everything related to the literary world, from the writing process, to author highlights, to the nuts and bo… [click here for more information]

 

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