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African American Children's Books From Positive Vibes

7/31/2018
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For over 20 years I have shopped at Brett Hewitt’s Positive Vibes store in Virginia Beach. One of the key things I know I can find in his store are wonderful books for African American children. Positive Vibes has a wide selection of books that I have given as gifts for nephews, nieces and friend’s children. In this episode I want to feature four children’s books I purchased from Brett’s store. Let’s start with Natasha Anastasia Tarpley’s “I Love My Hair”. This is an excellent book for a...

Duration:00:10:04

Cozy Mysteries from V.M. Burns and Barbara Neely

7/17/2018
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I discuss two cozy mysteries by African American authors that are unique, addictive and fun. Barbara Neely's "Blanche on the Lam" and V.M. Burns "The Plot is Murder". In this episode I talk about the following: www.cozy-mystery.com Diverse Authors: Frankie’s List Read more on I Found This Great Book Barbara Neely's Amazon Page V.M. Burns' Amazon Page

Duration:00:16:35

Ten BookTubers To Follow

7/7/2018
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YouTube is a great resource for everything from videos on how to unclog a toilet to cute pet videos. YouTube is also a great place for readers and lovers of books. There are a group of people who create videos about the books they have and want to read. The name of this community of video creators is BookTube and the people who create these videos call themselves BookTubers. I stumbled upon this community thanks to a Google search for information about a book. Think of BookTube as a giant...

Duration:00:19:37

Dwayne Alexander Smith -The Author of Forty Acres and The Unkind Hour

6/15/2018
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Thriller author Dwayne Alexander Smith joins me to talk about his great book "Forty Acres". A suspenseful page turner that you will not be able to put down. Mix a secret society of black men, modern day slavery and one man's courage and you have the ingredients use by Dwayne Alexander Smith in "Forty Acres" I loved reading this book. The pacing, the suspense and the courage to take on the horror of slavery from a totally new point of view made this book such a great read. In this...

Duration:00:22:19

Vengeance Bound by Justina Ireland - Book Discussion

1/31/2018
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The novel Vengeance Bound by Justina Ireland is very interesting story of a supernatural struggle that involves the Greek mythological figures of the Furies and one young lady. Set in a modern world, Justina Ireland uses the characters and background story of the Furies to paint a suspenseful and thrilling story. Cory Graff is a young lady who just wants to be a normal teenager, finish high school, and kill the one person who did her a very great injustice. However, she has these three...

Duration:00:06:58

My 2018 Reading Goals

1/23/2018
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In this episode I discuss the following: Fiyah MagazineForever VacancyBlack Girl Magic Lit Magazine"Destroyer" by Victor LaValleVengeance Bound by Justina Irelandhttps://www.youtube.com/user/Deliciouswisdomwww.ifoundthisgreatbook.com/subscribe

Duration:00:12:30

Kathy Strahs - Innovative Cookbooks For Delicious, Convenient and Fun Meals

11/12/2017
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Kathy Strahs - Innovative Cookbooks For Delicious, Convenient and Fun Meals Author Kathy Strahs is an innovative author of cookbooks that teach people how to use common items to create wonderful and convenient meals. Kathy shows us how to take that appliance or dish that has been gathering dust and use it to produce some delicious and innovative meals. We learn how Kathy Strahs started her blog and its growth into a published cookbook. Kathy talks about her first book "The Ultimate...

Duration:00:37:53

Kenya Moss-Dyme - Horror With a Mean Left Hook

10/31/2017
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Author Kenya Moss-Dyme joins me to discuss her horror short story collections. When I read Kenya's short stories, I was so impressed by her effective use of surprise in her horror stories (Horror with a mean left hook). I had such a great time talking with Kenya and learning about her writing process and discussing her books. Interview Highlights Kenya shares a bit about the first story she created and how it sparked her interest in writing.We explore why Kenya likes the horror...

Duration:00:52:13

Mya Lairis - Innovative Author of Paranormal Romance Literature

10/29/2017
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Author Mya Lairis brings a new perspective to paranormal romance and dark fantasy. By telling stories from the viewpoint of characters that are usually in the background or sidelines, Mya brings new energy to story lines that have been around for a long time. Interview Highlights We talk about the diversity in Mya Lairis' charactersMya tells us about her history with paranormal and fantasy and why she is interested in characters that are not usually focused on.Mya talks about her novel...

Duration:01:04:45

Dahlia DeWinters - Loving Among the Dead and other tales of love and dark fantasy - Episode 29

10/22/2017
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A self-proclaimed genre hopping author, Dahlia DeWinters, joins us to share her fantastic stories of relationships in the fantastic worlds she creates. From taking the zombie genre and turning it around to showing the world of horror that existed during the time when slavery was the norm in the Americas. Interview Highlights Dahlia DeWinters' Amazon Page https://www.amazon.com/Dahlia-DeWinters/e/B00613T2IQ/ref=sr_ntt_srch_lnk_1?qid=1508676198&sr=8-1 Dahlia DeWinters'...

Duration:00:38:17

Eden Royce - Short Story Master of Horror and Dark Fantasy - Episode 28

10/14/2017
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Eden Royce creates horror short stories that will have you looking at everyone and everything with a suspicious eye. Eden Royce brings a fresh new voice to the Gothic Horror. As a writer and an editor of anthologies, Eden has an impressive body of work you can explore. Eden has also brought her creativity to the science fiction / fantasy world by taking the supernatural and placing it in the most normal of worlds. It was a great pleasure to talk with Eden Royce. Interview...

Duration:00:51:56

Steven Van Patten - The Brookwater's Curse - Episode 27

10/7/2017
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Author Steven Van Patten takes a new and creative approach to the classic vampire tale in his "Brookwater's Curse" series of books. We also discuss his thriller "Killer Genius". Interview Highlights I explain how I almost miss our interview time We talk about Steven's motivation for creating the Brookwater's Curse series Steven describes the history of African Americans in the horror genre and how he is changing that in his books We talk about how different the life of an...

Duration:01:02:09

Angela Ferrari - Story Spectacular - Episode 26

9/30/2017
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Fun Books & Podcast For Children One word best describes the children’s books and podcast by author/illustrator Angela Ferrari and that word is FUN! Angela Ferrari brings a level of energy, fun and love to all her projects that is infectious and will bring a smile to young and old. If you are looking for books for young children that will be fun and engaging then you have found the right person. Also check out Angela’s new podcast “Story Spectacular”. Twice a week Angela will deliver...

Duration:00:27:48

Dr Daaim Shabazz - Triple Exclam!!! - The Life and Games of Emory Tate

9/23/2017
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In the moving biography, “Triple Exclam!!!”, Dr. Daaim Shabazz captures the life and spirit of Emory Tate. A great black chess player whose legacy lives on in his games and the memories of the people who had the honor to know him. The writing in this book is so great that even if you do not follow chess, you will be captivated by the story of Emory Tate’s life. Dr. Daaim Shabazz has produced a book that is informative, entertaining and beautiful. Interview Highlights: Dr. Shabazz shares...

Duration:00:53:32

Anna Redmond - The Golden Arrow - Hippo Reads

9/15/2017
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A country going through a massive regime change, a shadowy figure who rules the country, two children of an aristocratic family who have two very different visions for the future, this is just part of the fantastic world Anna Redmond builds in her novel "The Golden Arrow". A story of political and religious intrigue set in a wonderfully detailed fantasy world. We discuss how Anna came to write "The Golden Arrow"Anna gives a brief description of the story (No Spoilers) Anna shares how she...

Duration:00:36:03

Paulette Harper - Episode 23

9/2/2017
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Paulette Harper joins me to discuss her first full length novel, "Secret Places Revealed" and her inspiring chronical of her path through the roughest time in her life, "That Was Then, This Is Now, This Broken Vessel Restored". Paulette writes books that bring spiritual water to people in life's deserts. Besides being a multi award winning author, workshop facilitator, speaker and ordained Elder, Paulette is also the owner of Write Now Literary Virtual Book Tours where she helps authors...

Duration:00:38:21

Kenesha Williams - Publisher of Black Girl Magic Lit Magazine - Author of Do for Love - Episode 22

8/19/2017
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Kenesha Williams is an author, editor and publisher who's every work truly captures the meaning of magic. Kenesha is the publisher of "Black Girl Magic Lit Magazine". A magazine dedicated to showcasing speculative fiction that feature black women as the central character. Like Ms. Williams shares in the interview, the stories in the magazine truly do have "black girls who are magical". Kenesha Williams is also the author of "Do for Love". A magical realism story that features Virginia...

Duration:00:51:32

Dr. Beth Brombosz - Yoga for Runners - Blogger to Author - Episode 21

8/13/2017
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Dr. Beth Brombosz has developed two books that provide a complete plan for passionate runners and bloggers to take things to the next level. Both runners and podcasters are people who have an inner drive that propels them to push themselves to new heights and often must face their challenges alone. Runners must push themselves past discomfort and stay motivated even when there is no one else around to motivate them. Bloggers are very similar. While they do not face the same physical...

Duration:00:35:23

Allyson M Deese - Multi Genre Author - Episode 20

7/15/2017
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Allyson M Deese is an author who is not confined by a single genre. Allyson has an extensive catalog of books she has written under her name and her two pen names. From romance to inspirational literature, Allyson M Deese delivers clear and relatable literature that always touch’s the heart. Allyson started writing as a poet. From Poetry to Short Story to Novel to Non-fiction, Allyson’s work covers formats. Allyson also writes under the pen name “MiChaune”. She has a new book coming out...

Duration:00:36:35

Kaitlin Solimine - Empire of Glass

7/1/2017
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In "Empire of Glass", Kaitlin Solimine draws upon the stories share by her "Chinese father" during her frequent trips to China as an exchange student and Fulbright Fellow. The book follows the lives of Baba and Li-Ming as they survive the dramatic changes that occurred between the 1950s and 1990s in China. A story that captures how a family's love endures through challenges that would break most people. Kaitlin paints her story on the canvas of change that occurred in China during this...

Duration:00:47:05