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Now displaying: October, 2019
Oct 28, 2019

Teresa Funke embodies the modern artist/entrepreneur. She is the owner of Teresa Funke & Company, Victory House Press, and Bursts of Brilliance. She is the award-winning author of seven novels for adults and children based on true stories from WWII, and the author of the brand new book, Bursts of Brilliance for a Creative Life—the subject of this podcast.

Teresa has 28 years of experience as an entrepreneur and community catalyst. Her innovative programs and boundary-pushing talks challenge her audiences to change their view of how life and business should be led.

Visit Teresa's You Tube channel to watch her popular writing videos or to check out her playlist, "Great Ideas Giveaway," in which Teresa shares business ideas for artists and creatives that they can take and use in their own models.

Teresa also served as co-host for the World Positive Thinkers on-line radio show and the on-screen host of the video series, The Write Series.

Teresa believes strongly in supporting local and national non-profits devoted to supporting youth, education, and the arts.

Teresa's website

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Oct 21, 2019

Laurence MacNaughton is back with the fourth installment in his urban fantasy series what one reviewer called “demon fueled romantic comedies.”

The latest Dru Jasper novel is called Forever and A Doomsday and it just launched this month, the latest entry in a series that began with It Happened One Doomsday and continued with A Kiss Before Doomsday, and No Sleep ‘Til Doomsday.

In Forever and a Doomsday. insidious spirits from beyond the grave try to get their clutches on the apocalypse scroll and Dru Jasper and her misfit friends are the only hope for stopping doomsday. Crystal shop owner and up-and-coming sorceress Dru Jasper is the unwilling guardian of the apocalypse scroll, an ancient instrument of destruction held in check by the last of seven wax seals. If the forces of darkness manage to break the final seal, the world will come to a fiery end. It's up to Dru to keep the scroll safe. No pressure or anything.

On the podcast, Laurence talks about the inspirations for his cast of characters, including the memorable muscle car known as Hellbringer, and talks about the process of having a plan for your novel while being open to new ideas as you begin to write.

Laurence talks about—well, avoids talking about—an unrelated secret project he recently completed—and how he managed juggling both.

But, wait there’s more – this podcast also includes Laurence reading the first few pages of Forever and a Doomsday.

Laurence's website

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Oct 14, 2019

In her new novel Every Thing You Are, Kerry Anne King says the two halves of her writing life got a chance to work together.

Kerry’s other self is, in fact, her original self—Kerry Schafer—and there’s a “smidge,” she says, of Kerry Schafer (murder, magic and mayhem) in the new the novel by Kerry Anne King.

Are you tracking?

Kerry Anne King is here to sort things out. She also talks about the challenge of turning in the first draft of Every Thing You Are only to hear her editor say that readers would not be happy, particularly in the wake of publishing the enormously successful Whisper Me This.

Booklist has already called Every Thing You Are a haunting and lyrical novel about the promises we make and the forgiveness we need when we break them.

One tragic twist of fate destroyed Braden Healey’s hands, his musical career, and his family. Now, unable to play, adrift in an alcoholic daze, and with only fragmented memories of his past, Braden wants desperately to escape the darkness of the last eleven years. Braden returns home, hoping to forge a relationship with his troubled seventeen-year-old daughter, Allie. But how can he hope to rescue her from the curse that seems to shadow his family?

Kerry Schafer writes fantasy with its teeth sunk into reality, mystery that delves into the paranormal, and (as Kerry Anne King) bestselling women’s fiction that embraces the dark and twisty realms of humanity.

As you’ll hear, she is also a speaker and writing coach, working with writers to help them discover and trust their best creative process. For Kerry, that meant applying some of her own cures to her own process—and diving in for the rewrite.

Kerry Anne King's website

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Oct 7, 2019

Charles Kowalski is making a dramatic switch in his writing, from contemporary political thrillers to middle grade fantasy set in 17th century Japan.

Simon Grey and the March of a Hundred Ghosts, published by Excalibur Books in Japan, where Charles lives today, was launched in August to terrific reviews.

Simon Grey hoped that a long sea voyage would provide some relief from his "gift" of seeing ghosts everywhere on land. Instead, he finds that his ability draws him into the shadowy world of yokai, the spirits and monsters that roam Japan by night. Together with the mysterious Oyuki, daughter of an English sailor-turned-samurai, Simon must earn the yokai's trust and help, while staying one step ahead of the Shogun's guards and an evil sorcerer determined to discover the "secret" of Simon's powers.

On the podcast, Charles talks about what inspired his decision to write middle grade fiction and tells us about the work and research that went into his setting and characters. Charles, who attended the Colorado Gold conference in September and who presented a workshop on the secrets of writing suspense and he gives us a quick overview of his approach.

Charles Kowalski's website

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