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Beyond the Pen is a podcast where hosts Maccabee and Marccella take that well-known adage, "Read between the lines," to a whole new level and beyond. Each week they sit down with unknown and newly published authors and discuss one of their books while also learning about the story behind the story.

Beyond the Pen is a podcast where hosts Maccabee and Marccella take that well-known adage, "Read between the lines," to a whole new level and beyond. Each week they sit down with unknown and newly published authors and discuss one of their books while also learning about the story behind the story.

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Beyond the Pen is a podcast where hosts Maccabee and Marccella take that well-known adage, "Read between the lines," to a whole new level and beyond. Each week they sit down with unknown and newly published authors and discuss one of their books while also learning about the story behind the story.

Language:

English


Episodes

Teens Helping Teens Heal

4/28/2022
How often have you heard a teenager or an adult say, "I'm fine." And yet knew they weren't. We all fear that if we burden anyone else with our problems, they'll either see us in a different light, tell us that we're overreacting, or even worse, make fun of us. We all have something we're afraid to share, and that's why the teens in Boys and Girls Scream by author Kern Carter started a teen group at their school to help each other heal and stop the generation silence that's been past down...

Duration:00:45:43

Fictional Satire Meets Reality

4/26/2022
How fictional can a satire be before it blends into the reality of the truth? History has given us great works of fiction that prove this like Don Quixote, Catch-22, Animal Farm, 1982, etc. Well, we're about to add another one to the list for you with Tracy Auerbach's The Sin Soldiers of The Fragment's Series - Book One. Her series touches on the idea of the Science Council using chemically induced soldiers as play toys to keep a tyrannical clutch on the people to keep them in line. What's...

Duration:00:31:02

Local Authors Book Fair 2022 - Part Three

4/21/2022
The Hamilton County Public Library of Noblesville, IN hosted their Sixth Annual Local Author Book Fair at the FORUM Event Center in Fishers, IN, and we were invited to be a part of the program. I had the chance to interview some of the authors for a few minutes before and during the event. This is the third and final part of the event that covered so many wonderfully talented authors. In this episode, we'll be talking to the following authors and learning more about their books. League of...

Duration:00:30:07

Local Authors Book Fair 2022 - Part Two

4/19/2022
The Hamilton County Public Library of Noblesville, IN hosted their Sixth Annual Local Author Book Fair at the FORUM Event Center in Fishers, IN, and we were invited to be a part of the program. I had the chance to interview some of the authors for a few minutes before and during the event. This is the second of a three-part series that covered so many wonderfully talented authors. In this episode, we'll be talking to the following authors and learning more about their books. There's a...

Duration:00:35:04

Local Authors Book Fair 2022 - Part One

4/14/2022
The Hamilton County Public Library of Noblesville, IN hosted their Sixth Annual Local Author Book Fair at the FORUM Event Center in Fishers, IN, and we were invited to be a part of the program. I had the chance to interview some of the authors for a few minutes before and during the event. This is the first of a three-part series that covered so many wonderfully talented authors. In this episode, we'll be talking to the following authors and learning more about their books. What's My Real...

Duration:00:31:22

Overcoming Addiction Featuring Jamie Hairston

4/12/2022
Do you know what it's like to deal with substance abuse? To be an addict that doesn't know how to quit, even when losing everything? Do you know how to support them? In her fictional memoirs, Memoires of a Black Sheep - Book 1, author Jamie Hairston helps us to understand what it's like to be an addict. We take a fictional journey into the world of addiction inspired by real events from her life. Life isn't as black and white as it may seem sometimes and no one is invulnerable to this...

Duration:00:44:48

The Man Behind the Mirror Feat. Marc Hayford

4/7/2022
Rocky Balboa said it best when he said, " You see this guy staring back at you...that's the toughest opponent you're ever going to have to face." When you look in the mirror, what do you see? Do you see someone living their best life, or someone whose wasting it away? If it's the latter, Marc Hayford has two words for ya...Get Up! In his book, Get Up: Encouraging You To Attack Life (A Marc Hayford Power Book), Marc doesn't pull his punches or mix words when it comes to getting you to...

Duration:00:42:13

New Ideas for A New Season

4/5/2022
Marccella and I wanted to thank everyone for supporting the show as either a listener, guest, or both. And since we're not interviewing any guest authors in this episode, we thought we would interview each other. Giving you a glimpse into our lives as well as some future things we're working on to make the show better for you. Also, support the show by sharing every episode to grow a supportive community around these fantastic authors. And finally, if you like our new format and shorter...

Duration:00:39:46

Trauma + Feelings = Limiting Beliefs

3/31/2022
Every journey is different but it's the things we pick up on the way that help us grow. These lessons also allow the Holy Spirit to help guide us along the way. We just have to listen to it. Listen to our God Instinct. In this episode, we talk to author Sylvia Worsham about her book, Journey to Me: Trust the Wisdom of Change. Her book documents the life of a young teenage girl being bullied in high school, how she dealt with a cheating husband and surviving a multitude of near-death...

Duration:00:44:41

The Ripple Effect

3/29/2022
Get ready to question everything you've ever known and change your mindset forever. We're going behind the written word with author Brian Schrubhar and his e-book The Ripple Effect Mindset: One Drop of Poison Contaminates the Mind. We discover what made him change his own life as well as others who've read his series of inspirational books. So join us on Tuesday morning on your favorite podcast platform and start to learn how to make a change for you and those around you. Get your copy...

Duration:00:39:49

What's Your Purpose?

3/24/2022
Have you ever woken up and asked yourself, "What am I doing here?" or "What's my purpose in life?" We've all been there before and some of you may even still be there. Well, if that's the case for you then we have an author for you. Her name is Lisa Harold and she has written a book called When Will You Quit - 21 Keys to Living the Life God Designed for You. This heartwarming and empowering book will take you on a journey to find your true individual purpose rather than what others have...

Duration:00:34:03

Get Inspired to Start Writing

3/22/2022
What's keeping you from starting your literary journey? Is it convincing yourself that you're an author, finding inspiration to write about, or afraid that getting your story published is too complicated? In this episode, our guest, Julie Lokun, is not only an author but also the founder of MediaCasters Publishing House, podcaster, and so many, much more. Her newly published workbook will help remove all the confusion and fear from your mind and allow you to write your story for the world to...

Duration:00:42:01

How Fearless Are You?

3/17/2022
Fearlessness can be a double-edged sword, but things happen, and you become DANGEROUS when you use it right to change your life. We all know fear and despair can keep us from fulfilling our hopes and dreams, but take those away, and nothing can keep you from making a difference in YOUR life. You can read how our next author, Rachel Davidson, did it in her new book, Dangerous: When A Woman Becomes Fearless. She discusses how a terrible, horrible, no good, very bad day changed her entire life...

Duration:00:48:20

Live Your Quotes

3/17/2022
Everyone has a great quote that helps revitalize them when they're feeling low or inspires them to go out there and change the world. And we can find them everywhere: online, social media videos, craft stores, or maybe those close to us. These are the ones that many of us take to heart more often than not because they're more meaningful. That's where our next author, Zachary Grant, comes in with his new book, Quotes by People Wiser Than Me. This book is not just a book of quotes but a guide...

Duration:00:40:45

A Children's Guide to Divorce

3/17/2022
Divorce is never easy for anyone that's involved, especially young people. That's where Zoe and Even Stern come in with the help of their mother, Ellen, to help other children cope with their parent's divorce. Their book, Divorce is Not the End of the World: Zoe and Evan's Coping Guide for Kids, was originally written in 1997 and revised and updated a decade later to help a new generation of children. This guide allows young people to pick and choose what question or chapter they're curious...

Duration:00:42:28

How Fearless Are You?

3/17/2022
Fearlessness can be a double-edged sword, but things happen, and you become DANGEROUS when you use it right to change your life. We all know fear and despair can keep us from fulfilling our hopes and dreams, but take those away, and nothing can keep you from making a difference in YOUR life. You can read how our next author, Rachel Davidson, did it in her new book, Dangerous: When A Woman Becomes Fearless. She discusses how a terrible, horrible, no good, very bad day changed her entire life...

Duration:00:48:24

Live Your Quote

3/15/2022
Everyone has a great quote that helps revitalize them when they're feeling low or inspires them to go out there and change the world. And we can find them everywhere: online, social media videos, craft stores, or maybe those close to us. These are the ones that many of us take to heart more often than not because they're more meaningful. That's where our next author, Zachary Grant, comes in with his new book, Quotes by People Wiser Than Me. This book is not just a book of quotes but a guide...

Duration:00:40:48

Children's Guide to Divorce

3/10/2022
Divorce is never easy for anyone that's involved, especially young people. That's where Zoe and Even Stern come in with the help of their mother, Ellen, to help other children cope with their parent's divorce. Their book, Divorce is Not the End of the World: Zoe and Evan's Coping Guide for Kids, was originally written in 1997 and revised and updated a decade later to help a new generation of children. This guide allows young people to pick and choose what question or chapter they're curious...

Duration:00:42:37

When Spice Meets Life

3/8/2022
Life in the 80s was so different than today and yet very similar. Unfortunately, between the taboo of interracial/intercultural relationships, homophobia, and deadly diseases, it would seem that we're repeating history. And that's just a few of the subjects underlying the narrative that this Spicey Weaver of Fates, Aja Pearl, brings to light in her book, Chalice: The Book of Life. We sit down with Aja and learn why these things were so important for her to write about with this romantic...

Duration:00:33:27

Rollercoaster of Love

3/8/2022
Why do you think there are so many love songs in the world? Because love is a many splendid thing, all you need is love. Or at least that's what The Four Aces said in their song from 1955 of the same title...that and Moulin Rouge. And that's also what our guest author Gwendolyn Jones says in her book God is Love: Let Love Lead. In this episode, we discover how one person can change the world by showing love to those within her community and educating the next generation about the various...

Duration:00:41:26