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

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2. Guest: Eddie Connor 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 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.


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 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.

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Social Media for Authors: What do they want from me for God’s sake?

So you have your Facebook Author Page up and running and you’ve invited all your friends to like you. Two-days have gone by and no one has liked you yet?  You begin to second guess yourself, wondering; what do they want from me for God’s sake? But then you remember why you set the page up in the first place. You wanted to make sure your readers got to know you. You wanted to know that your message was getting across to your readers loud and clear. You wanted to meet your readers and reward them for their support. Well, here is a checklist that I use with my social media clients to make sure my I’s are dotted and my T’s are crossed.

  1. Check to make sure your content is tight. Do you have 7 or more pieces of killer content populated on your page?
  2. Is your information page totally complete with the about, description and award sections complete?
  3. Do you have a favorable picture of you and your book or logo as the profile image?
  4. Have you asked for feedback to encourage reader engagement?
  5. Do you have excerpts from your book in the content?
  6. Have you scheduled an event?
  7. Have you linked your Facebook page to your Twitter Account and Website?
  8. Have you identified 10 people per day that you can individually message, sharing something interesting about your new page with a link to it?
  9. Have you liked relevant Like/Fan Pages?
  10. Are you asking your friends to give recommendations on your personal wall with a link?

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Celebrate Nat’l Read-A-Book Day on Sept 6th in #Detroit w/ IN THE PINK BY RAMONA PRATER

Did you  know on  September 6th is a National Holiday for readers?

With local radio personality and author, Ramona Prater, as our September feature, we also would love to highlight her book, In The Pink for the National Holiday.

In The Pink

Are you a single woman who is attractive, smart and funny? Do your friends tell you that you are a great person? But what you can’t seem to understand is, if you are THAT great, then why haven’t been out on a date in months?

Perhaps you are across the relationship aisle. Maybe you are married and have been for some time. But lately, you have been questioning your decision to be with THIS man. Why is there anger, even hostility, between the two of you? Just a few short years earlier, you couldn’t keep your hands off of each other. Now your sexlife is virtually non-existent and you are at a lost on how to get things back to how they used oto be.

If either of these situations sound familiar, you have the right book in your hands. Don’t take forever to realize you have the power to bring about the change that you are looking for.

In The Pink: A Woman’s Guide to Being a Girl might deceive you into thinking that the word “girl” is synonymous with “immature and underdeveloped”. Truth is, nothing could be further from the truth. It takes a real woman to act upon the concepts outlined in this book.

Snuggle up and get the real truth about getting and keeping a man, Pink Style!

Find out more about Ramona and purchase the book


So let’s celebrate and read a book. Want to find more books by Michigan authors?

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