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Get your coffee, put down your paper and meet an author. Find out what makes them tick, feel, emote, write, succeed. Ask the questions you always wanted to ask an author right here. This is the Authors Chance to Shine Out Loud and not just on the pages of his or her book. This Podcast was created using www.talkshoe.com
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Get your coffee, put down your paper and meet an author.
Find out what makes them tick, feel, emote, write, succeed.
Ask the questions you always wanted to ask an author right here.
This is the Authors Chance to Shine Out Loud and not just on the pages of his or her book.
A chance for listeners to learn about the back story to the book and the "character" behind it.
  
  
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Publish Date: 10-31-2015 19:10:48
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Linda Tomsho, author of Hauntpreneur will talk about how to profit from your Halloween mania, just in time to make Halloween all year long. Trick or Treat! Treat as you find out how she came up with these excellent ideas for profiting on one of the number one holidays of the year.

 

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Publish Date: 10-12-2015 18:59:58
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Revealed today: the mysterious secrets of a successful or not so successful book launch.| Guest expert Adam Hommey, Founder and Creator of Help My Website Sell TM and The Business Creators' Institute TM. | For years, Adam has been the "secret weapon" in the arsenal of dozens of business creators and internet marketers, executive marketing solution providers, and professional service providers, working with them to spark and nurture the website conversion conversation that builds know, like, and trust| Today he turns his attention to the book launch.| During this interview, you will discover: 7 major mistakes made when lauching a book|How you can tell if your current list is ready for your to launch.| The first steps authors can take right now in preparing to launch - even if you're not 100% sure when or what you'll be launching.| Be sure to listen in if you are writing a book, have a book that has not been launched or are thinking about writing a book. Don't forget to share with your author friends or prospective author friends.

 

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Publish Date: 09-17-2015 14:05:36
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Today's Guest is Publisher of Pittsburgh Women's Yellow Page and also founder of the Author Zone Awards, Ann Marie Gire. Today she reveals plans for 2nd Annual Author Zone Awards and also First Annual Full Day Author Zone Writer's Conference.

 

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Publish Date: 02-15-2015 22:05:23
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In 1943, during World War II, ordinary little girls are expected to learn to cook, sew, and play with dolls. But Pam wants to do more, to be more to help her brother and all the other soldiers. When Pam meets the Women's Air Force Service Pilots, she discovers exactly what she wants to be when she grows up. She even begins to build her very own plane. But when her friend becomes sick, Pam has to decide what is most important to her. | An adaptation of WINDSHIFT by Joyce Faulkner Written and Illustrated by Rebecca Evans (c)2014 Rebecca Evans, Red Engine Press|Rebecca| Evans is an illustrator and author living in Maryland. She received a Bachelor of Arts degree in Visual Art from Messiah College with a concentration in Drawing and Illustration in 2000, and also completed coursework from the Tyler School of Art. She worked for nine years as an artist and designer before returning to her first love: children's book illustration and writing. Her experience includes illustrating and authoring children's books, teaching art at the local Art Center, and publishing artwork with magazines and multiple publishing houses. She regularly speaks at elementary schools and shares her love of literature and art with children. She is also a member of the SCBWI. She lives in Maryland and enjoys spending time with her husband and three young children, and working from her home studio. You can view her work at www.rebeccaevans.net

 

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Publish Date: 02-13-2015 15:04:01
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Dana Micucci has enjoyed a decades-long career as a widely published journalist and author writing about culture, travel, and spirituality. She is the author of a new novel,THE THIRD MUSE, an international art-world mystery inspired by Renaissance ideals and the divine feminine teachings of the Magdalene Order. Her last book, Sojourns of the Soul: One Woman's Journey around the World and into Her Truth, was a gold winner in the 2013 Nautilus Book Awards. She has a private healing practice and conducts transformational talks and workshops nationwide.| "The Third Muse" combines mystery, suspense, history, and spirituality with radiant eloquence. Dana Micucci masterfully explores the timeless quest for wholeness through the soul connection of two women six centuries apart DanaMicucci.com

 

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Publish Date: 12-15-2014 02:04:38
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You have often heard of authors "returning from lengthy book tours." But is that the trend, does it work? Or is it better to have an event with several authors in one place at one time and have an author event? Today on Author Author hear the stories of three authors and a publisher who have done both. Guests today: Karen Biery, author of "Wink Moments" and other titles.| JoAnn Forrester, author of "The Gift of Holiday Valley: and Joyce Faulkner, award winning author, graphic designer and publisher. Hear their stories about their books and their take on book signings vs author events. All three and the host Joanne Quinn-Smith will join eight other local authors at a book event in Pittsburgh at Papa Gallo's Ristorante in Collier Township on December 20 for last minute shoppers who love books and book paraphernalia.

 

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Publish Date: 11-04-2014 14:05:27
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Award Winning Business Owner, JoAnn Forrester has realized 20 Year Dream of Writing a Children's Book to Inspire the World with the Christmas Spirit all year long. A lovely fable about Holiday Valley where the people are kind and respectful. Then one day, they are challenged to share the things that make them special with the OUTSIDE! "The Gift of Holiday Valley" is a wonderful holiday story that inspires and amuses both adults and children -- and the perfect stocking stuffer.

 

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Publish Date: 10-04-2014 15:18:38
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Kathleen M. Rodgers stories and essays have appeared in numerous magazines and anthologies. "Johnnie Come Lately" is her second novel. She lives in a suburb of North Texas with her husband, a retired fighter pilot/commercial airline pilot, and their dog, Denton. | Kathleen's first novel portrays a family man and seasoned fighter pilot. Tuck Westerfield's life could literally crash down around him. In this business of flying fighter jets, the odds of staying alive are stacked against him. | Haunted by the memories of dead friends killed in air mishaps, this Vietnam vet and father of three must deal with a devious commander, an animal-crazed neighbor whose husband hates pilots, a beautiful, but suspicious wife and a rebellious teenage daughter. The last thing he needs is another war. A great read: "The Final Salute" Military Writers Society of America awarded it the Silver Medal. In 2010, USA-Today, The Associated Press, and Military Times ran stories about the authors sixteen-year journey to bring the novel to life. | Kathleen Rodgers work has appeared in Family Circle Magazine, Air Force, Army & Navy Times, Family: The Magazine for Military Families, Fort Worth Star-Telegram, Albuquerque Journal, Clovis News Journal, For more information, go to www.kathleenmrodgers.com.

 

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Publish Date: 08-07-2014 16:36:02
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27 years as US Air Force, fighter pilot, all active duty gave Ric Hunter a rich arsenal of experience and stories to tell. Why 27 years in active military? Well Ric says he was just having too much fun with amazing assignments. But one assignment that would not be considered "fun" was his time as a fighter pilot at the end of the Viet Nam Conflict. |As a freelance writer his myriad experience became articles on aviation and the Viet Nam War and some of these became part of his historical fiction novel, FIREHAMMER.| FIREHAMMER is based on a true story of two high school best friends who parted ways on graduation. Tim joined the Marines in the height of the Vietnam War. Randy went to college and later became a fighter pilot. When Tim is killed at nineteen by a Vietnamese sniper, Randy vows to even the score. Firehammer is the nick-name of Tims Zippo lighter that Randy carries during several combat engagements, including the last battle of the war when his flight of four Phantoms helps rescue Marines trapped on bloody Koh Tang Island. Spoiler Alert: At the end of the novel, Randy places the Zippo at panel 9E of the Vietnam Veterans Memorial. What happens between Randy's first combat flight and his visit to the Memorial is mesmerizing enough to have earned, the author, Ric, a Pulitzer Entry. | Listen is as this Pulitzer Prize Entrant for FIREHAMMER tells his backstory and gives you a behind the scense tour on Author, Author, Shine Out Loud.

 

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Publish Date: 07-14-2014 01:33:32
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Fran Hawthorne has spent more than 25 years covering health care, politics, finance, and the nexus of business and social activism, as an editor and writer at Fortune, BusinessWeek, the Bergen Record, and Institutional Investor (where she is now a senior contributing writer). Her award-winning fifth book, Ethical Chic: The Inside Story of the Companies We Think We Love, was named one of the best books of 2012 by Library Journal. Among her other books are the award-winning Pension Dumping (Bloomberg Press) and Inside the FDA: The Business and Politics Behind the Drugs We Take and the Food We Eat (John Wiley & Sons). In addition, Hawthorne writes regularly for The New York Times, Newsday,The Scientist, Chief Executive magazine, Crain's. New York Business, and other publications.

 

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Publish Date: 06-28-2014 20:38:22
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Jeanette Vaughan is an award winning writer and story teller. Not only is she published in the periodicals and professional journals of nursing, but also in the genre of fiction. Out on her sheep farm, she has written several novels and scripts. Her screenplay "Angel of Mercy" won the outstanding nursing research award from Texas Tech University Health Science Center. In addition, she was named Distinguished Alumni for the school of nursing in 2001 for her written work and volunteerism for the Sydney Olympic Games. Her debut novel FLYING SOLO won fourth place in the 2013 Reader's Favorite International Book Awards for southern fiction. FLYING SOLO also was a finalist in the Beverly Hills Book Awards. Her second novel, SOLO VIETNAM was just awarded the silver medal for historical fiction by the Military Writer's Society. She is the author of the "Flying Solo" Trilogy Series about modern women in aviation.

 

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Publish Date: 04-05-2014 17:02:37
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What happens when four award winning authors get together to write a mystery novel about a small island off the coast of Texas? This is not an anthology but a mystery novel with the same story line throughout and four uniquely distinct authors with their own brand of story telling. | Well you might think it got a little scrambled but not so, the result is a mesmerizing story filled with some fictional and some real characters, many real spots and businesses on the island and a platform for a fun tourist season treasure hunt. Guest today are c-authors of "Paragraphs, Mysteries of the Golden Booby" | Hear the story behind the book from the authors themselves. Bob Doerr| Pat Mc Grath Avery | Joyce Faulkner | David Harry | The story behind "Paragraphs, Mysteries of the Golden Booby" just might be even more interesting than the novel itself.

 

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Publish Date: 03-24-2014 19:43:51
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Saroj Gopal Kulkarni came to the United States over 40 years ago with two toddlers and could read but not speak English. In her upcoming book she tells her story to Joanne Quinn-Smith about being a soccer mom who learned to speak English from American soap operas and whose kids often interpreted for her. Expected release date May, 2014

 

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Publish Date: 11-23-2013 19:27:04
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Air Force veteran, Linda D. Swink is an award winning three time author and professional speaker......2013 Gold Award Winner for Biography, "Life on a Five Dollar Bet" is a true story. .....When Ed Mechenbier retired from the United States Air Force Reserve in June 2004, he held the distinction of being the oldest former Vietnam POW and Air Force general still in uniform on flying status......."Life on a $5 Bet" tells how he survived those dark days and went on to become a general officer by holding to values learned at the Academy: Integrity First, Service Before Self, and Excellence in All We Do......This interview is the back story of the author, Linda Swink.....As a member of the United States Air Force for fifteen years and an Army wife for ten, Linda learned to appreciate the sacrifice those in uniform made for this country. .....With a deep understanding and respect for military veterans, she honored those who fought and died for our county in her book, "In Their Honor: The Men Behind the Names of Our Military Installations." .....LInda Swink, 2013 Military Writer's Society of America for the Biography, "Life on a Five Dollar Bet."

 

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Publish Date: 10-19-2013 13:08:27
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"Captain Edward Zellem is the award-winning author of eight bilingual books of Afghan Proverbs. He is a trained Dari speaker who worked every day for a year and a half with Afghans in Afghanistan, including a year inside Afghanistan's Presidential Palace. He has served as a United States Navy officer for 26 years. While in Afghanistan, Captain Zellem became fascinated with the way Afghans use Proverbs in their daily conversations. He began collecting and translating them, and used them every day with Afghans in his professional and personal life. After students at a local Kabul high school offered to create illustrations, he decided to publish his collection to share with the world. Net proceeds from his books go to support Afghan literacy programs."....... 2013 MWSA Gold Medal Award for 1st book, Zarbul Masalha: 151 Afghan Dari Proverbs....... 2013 21st Annual Writer's Digest Self-Published Book Awards, 1st Place Winner for 2nd Book, Afghan Proverbs Illustrated (has also been published in six additional languages)

 

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Publish Date: 09-04-2013 15:07:57
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Pat Avery is an author and publisher who writes about animals and in the case of her Military Writer's Society of America Award Nominated Book, uses an animal mascot for her third person writing. "Changing History One Dog (& Cat) at a Time" is a finalist for an MWSA Award y and the award will be presented at the MWSA Conference on September 27, 2013. Luke, the Bichon puppy, is Luke the Detective, Reporter and Author Dog.......Pat has authored and co-authored several books, many about animals and children travel and is the founder of Red Engine Press, an independent author publishing house.

 

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Publish Date: 07-14-2013 15:04:28
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Prolific author and Publisher, Joyce Faulkner, former President Military Writer's Society of America will discuss research tools for authors......Writing often requires an enormous amount of research. Joyce says she wouldn't be able to pull it all together in any reasonable timeframe without Google Alerts, Evernote, her iPhone and iPad. .....She especially likes web clippers which save websites, pdfs, photos, audio, video, etc to Evernote as she browses some topic that interests her.

 

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Publish Date: 05-23-2013 00:05:31
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Julie Ann Sullivan, now known as the Attitude Enhancer, deliberately studies human behavior every day. .....She is a speaker and an author who also spent decades in the corporate world. Her She has spoken for many companies and organizations including, McDonald's USA, the City of Pittsburgh and Bayer US. In addition she taught her signature presentation, Гc??Laugh, Just For the Health of it,Гc?? to nearly 3,000 people last year. She recently released her newest book, "A Little Bit of GRATITUDE Goes a Long Way. Talking Points Julie Ann is now known as the Attitude Enhancer and she is an Expert Level Certified Laughter Leader. "A little bit of GRATITUDE goes a long way" came out of her work with laughter. This is her third book, the others being, "Life Lessons" and "Shape Up for Success." She has been enhancing attitudes in businesses, non- profits and schools. Their benefit is a happier workplace and increased productivity and creativity. Julie Ann also speaks on Communication, Collaboration and Change, always including humor and gratitude.

 

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Publish Date: 04-21-2013 23:02:53
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Gold Medal Winner in the History Category for That Time, That Place, That War Vietnam, Margaret Brown's Back Story is Amazing. Afflicted with epilepsy since her twenties, Margaret finished this book after major brain surgery.......THAT TIME, THAT PLACE, THAT WAR puts a "human face" on the Vietnam War, a war of brutal conflict that scarred AmericaГc??s psyche and soul. Her book reveals the unknown side of war and how the soldiers "grunts" labeled this alien world. This book explains the language of the battlefield life those who fought, cried, survived and those who did not. .....Margaret gained insight into the world of Vietnam as part of her teaching experiences at Radford University. As an instructor of honor courses she had the opportunity to develop a course on Vietnam and teach it to first year students. The course was built on interactions with Vietnam Veterans.

 

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Publish Date: 03-03-2013 19:00:48
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First in a Series of Author Resources! Guest Expert , Joyce Faulkner just retired after five years as president of Military Writers Society of America. ............Joyce Faulkner has been writing and winning awards since she was 15 years old. Her background also includes a career in engineering. She's written for a variety of magazines from technical to literary. Her book For Shrieking Out Loud is a compilation of her column with Celebrity Caf.com The Weekly Shriek. She is also the editor of MWSA Dispatches Magazine. She is an author and ghostwriter and co owner of Red Engine Press. ........Joyce will discuss the 6 Reasons that authors write books and the various options for publishing them.

 

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Publish Date: 01-26-2013 20:30:30
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Out of chaos, racism and deprivation a child walks with God and emerges a vibrant, caring and accomplished woman. As an author, public speaker and community leader, overcoming the legacy of the past and becoming a willing servant to the Lord is Richelle Rodgers greatest accomplishment. Richelle has overcome the legacy of a childhood filled with violence and poverty to become a willing servant to the Lord. Richelle Rodgers, author of Forever Growing, a Journey of Trust is a respected professional in the museum, insurance and franchising industries. ......Among Richelle's many positions she served Consultant Director at Boabab Culture Center and completed a six year tour as a veteran of the U.S. Army.........Hear her amazing story of overcoming and how she has related that in her book that can help you to have faith that you can overcome and not just survive but prosper. .......Author of Forever Growing, a Journey of Trust.

 

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Publish Date: 10-06-2012 12:39:11
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2012 Gold Medal Author from Military Writers Society of America for "Military Fly Moms" in the Genre of Creative Non-Fiction............Military Fly Moms: Sharing Memories, Building Legacies, Inspiring Hope. A portion of the profits from each book sale will be donated to Girls With Wings, Inc., a nonprofit organization dedicated to helping girls achieve their aspirations. Military Fly Moms is a tremendous coffee-table collection of true stories by seventy-one women who shared the same two dreams-becoming a military aviator, and being a mom........Join us to find out what makes a Military Fly Mom tick.

 

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Publish Date: 09-28-2012 02:11:04
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Former corporate marketing executive to Fortune 500 companies, Hank Walshak is the author of three books.............Most recent published by John Wiley & Sons, "Driven: How to Strategy for Unlocking Your Greatest Potential."