Show for people who love storytelling interviewing Indie and Traditionally Published Authors. Along with Actors, filmmakers, artists, Youtubers, in a fun and entertaining way. Also other topics. We upload everyday. Cover art photo provided by Javardh on Unsplash:unsplash.com/@_javardh_001
I had such a wonderful time talking to Angela. She blew me away with her presence and attitude. Thank you, Angela, for coming on the Show check out everything about her below.
: www.angelaray.com, www.youtube.com/AngelaRayTV
Fresh off her New York Times critically acclaimed performance on the hit show, Atlanta on the FX Network, Angela Ray is an actress, author and award-winning speaker. A few of her other television credits include Queen Sugar, Sleepy Hollow, One Tree Hill, and Dawson’s Creek. She is best known as “Carol”, the shady landlord on Tyler Perry’s Love thy Neighbor. A few of her film credits include Keeping up with the Joneses with Zach Galifianakis, the lead role in The Other Man and Tyler Perry’s Boo! A Madea Halloween.
Angela is the author of the books, Blackberry Whispers, Rays of Motivation, and Megastar Student Leadership: Lessons I Learned as an Actress That Can Help Lead, Achieve and Succeed. As a speaker, she has presented to thousands of students around the country and considers it part of her mission to empower young people.
When she is not portraying a character, Angela enjoys being herself as a host and emcee. A charismatic presence with a golden voice, she has been the resident emcee for the touring show, The Food Lion Chef Challenge presented at both the CIAA and ACC basketball tournaments, two of the largest college basketball tournaments in the country. She has also hosted for Food Lion for the past five years in multiple cities for the Southern Women’s Show. She is frequently booked to host charity events, awards shows, and a myriad of live events.
Today in addition to traversing the globe as a highly-requested keynote speaker and working in entertainment, Angela serves on the Board of Directors of the Banks Foundation. She is also a Life Member of the General Alumni Association of the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill and a Diamond Life Member of Delta Sigma Theta Sorority, Inc. She connects with fans socially @TheAngelaRay and online at AngelaRay.com.
D.C. Wright-Hammer and I go in depth about his book BETWEEN TWO MINDS, the sequel and the surprise he has planned for the 3rd along with The singularity and A.I. We also discuss D.C. work helping promote other indie authors on his website for free and how he feels so lucky to be able to know the other writers in the community.
Buy his book here: https://www.amazon.com/dp/B0759ZG4VZ/
Website: Hammerstone Creative
Indie Author Spotlight: https://hammerstonecreative.com/indie-author-spotlight-2/
Indie Author Spotlight Submission Google Form: https://docs.google.com/forms/d/e/1FAIpQLSe-zUFH0yL7U4CT-y7RgzNuHptCv2uDAm5EY3OQiaVGvxZWoA/viewform?usp=sf_link
Sound Cloud: https://soundcloud.com/user-936080775
My editor/designer: http://www.indieauthorpublishingservices.com/
-D C Wright-Hammer
Author: Between Two Minds Series
It was such an incredible opportunity to get to sit down with the one and only J Star. I got to learn about the creation of an incredible career so far in Acting and Comedy. J Star is an inspiration for me to go for it, don't hold back and don't be afraid.
I am so happy to have the opportunity to work with J Star at The Basement Theatre.
Everyone make sure to go check out http://thebasementtheatre.com/
and follow on Twitter and Facebook here
On today's Episode Anneliese voice of The World Tree Online Audio book along with the Author Marc Carlson Join me to discuss Publishing. Getting your book seen and heard. The process of becoming a Narrator for Audio Books. The formation of Spectrum Audio Books and the relationship between author and narrator.
The amount of work that goes into the craft of creating an immersive book like Marc has is mind blowing, and to see Anneliese go to great lengths to see the voices bring Marc's Characters to life is inspiring.
Take a listen to this incredible conversation about publishing, writing and enjoying the hell out of a good book.
If you like video games, virtual reality or escaping to another world this book is for you. Link to purchase Audio book, E book, and paperback below.
And for audio book needs and so much more check out https://spectrumaudiobooks.com/
Buy The World Tree Online: The Curse of Hurlig Ridge
I was joined by Elizabeth Poetkisses pufferfish Ramadi, about sex with trees, writing, beaver damns, meditation and some other shit that was crazy Haha. Like over coming fear like a boss and inspiring people. Enjoy and follow her on her blog. Https://poetkisses.blog
Sherrie and I discuss what helps us find inspiration and meaning in the day plus community involvement with authors. Links to the Authors on the live Broadcast here.
Repenish by Nadine Kimmage-https://www.amazon.com/gp/product/1980903476?pf_rd_p=1cac67ce-697a-47be-b2f5-9ae91aab54f2&pf_rd_r=5TKJPN9CS82Z8V33KF8T
The Magician' Sin by Alexander Thomas-https://www.amazon.com/Magicians-Sin-Alexander-Thomas/dp/1949645398/ref=sr_1_1?keywords=Magicians+Sin&qid=1553181400&s=books&sr=1-1
Fate Unknown by Michelle Burden-https://www.amazon.com/Fate-Inhabiters-Michelle-Burden/dp/1721863400/ref=sr_1_1?keywords=fate+unknown+michelle+burden&qid=1553181599&s=books&sr=1-1-catcorr
Trevor and I talk about all kinds of fun nonsense, mostly writing inspiration. Discovering the things that make life so incredible, and doing things that bring us joy and fulfillment.
Check out Trevor and what he is working on at his blog.
Phil and I discuss his lifetime love of Cinema, and how he has been writing about it since his teenage years. Becoming a movie Critic that lead to him becoming an award winning actor, which award? Well, I let you discover that for yourself.
Phil also does a podcast where he interviews other people in film i.e. actors, actresses, directors, producers, etc. Check out every thing Phil is up to in the links below.
Buy book: https://www.amazon.com/Weirdest-Movie-Ever-Made-Patterson-Gimlin/dp/1629333565
Kent Wayne Author of the Echo Vol. 1-4 joins me on the podcast and my God was it cool. We talk everything from writing to human evolution, to drugs and alcohol and what it means to truly be alive. Dig in to part 2 of this incredible 2 part interview. Kent Wayne's Website: https://dirtyscifibuddha.com/ Kent Wayne's Podcast: https://dirtyscifibuddha.com/im-on-a-... Kent Wayne's Blog: Dirty Sci-Fi Buddha- https://wordpress.com/read/feeds/3537...
I hope your pissed off and ready for angry time... I will make you feel angry and sad and depressed and lonely and happy and full of joy and sprinkles and rainbow kisses. It is my responsibility to make you feel anything and everything. So, there ya go.
Kent Wayne Author of the Echo Vol. 1-4 joins me on the podcast and my God was it cool. We talk everything from writing to human evolution, to drugs and alcohol and what it means to truly be alive. Dig in to part 1 of this incredible 2 part interview. Kent Wayne's Website: https://dirtyscifibuddha.com/ Kent Wayne's Podcast: https://dirtyscifibuddha.com/im-on-a-podcast-2/ Kent Wayne's Blog: Dirty Sci-Fi Buddha- https://wordpress.com/read/feeds/35373578
S.W is a man that wears many hats, so I decided to join him and wear as many hats as possible as we discuss his book The Cheese Monkey Chronicles. We had a lot of fun shooting this interview, completely unedited. haha Links to S.W Hoffman below.
Buy Book Here: Follow S.W on Twitter @SWHoffman1
I am afraid to write this, afraid to talk about it openly because of fear of what people might think. Nah, I'm just kidding. I could care less about what people think of me. I care more about potentially helping someone who may be suffering. Because that is what this is all about. My life, my mission, my "Why" is bigger than my concern of someone being upset that I wrote a how-to quit drinking blog, and broke anonymity. So anyway, that is out of the way. Now for the important stuff, how do you actually quit drinking when it seems to have you by the throat and won't let go? I will not lie to you; it is not easy. No, not easy at all, however it is simple. The simple answer, may not be one that you want to hear or maybe more accurately put are not ready to hear. If you want to quit drinking, and for good, YOU NEED TO GET HELP. Help from someone besides your own thoughts and ideas — someone besides your drinking buddies. Where to find the help that works, at least for me. There are a lot of places, most notably AA. Alcoholics Anonymous has been around since the late '30s and has grown exponentially since then because of how it is honestly helping men and women quit drinking and, oh yeah, live the most incredible lives. Don't want to go to AA? Ok, well I will say that it is free and there are meetings all day every day pretty much worldwide. But, if it's not for you, I understand it isn't for everyone. Although, I will say I thought it wasn't for me for years, as I looked down different paths while still destroying my life with alcohol. Here is the deal, I can only tell you what has worked for me, and honestly the only thing that has worked is taking real personal action in my own life. Taking responsibility for my past and my present, and learning how to live one day at a time with love, grace, and forgiveness. Oh, I had to find something greater than myself as well. Which was extremely difficult, I thought of myself as the God of my Universe for so many years. The idea of believing in a God that was not me seemed ludicrous, but it has been incredible. Every day is a blessing; it really is. I am amazed that I allowed myself to go through so much suffering when there was such a simple and free solution at my fingertips. I honestly don't know what I was thinking. Wait...yes, oh right, I remember what I was thinking. I thought that I could manage the amount of alcohol I consumed. I thought, getting drunk and acting insane every day was as good as life got. I thought that I deserved to be miserable. I thought that it was fun to sleep with every woman I meet whether I am in a committed relationship or not. I thought I had all the answers, and that I ran the entire show. I never thought that maybe I could be wrong. Until, I got so absolutely beat down and demoralized by alcohol that it was, Death or surrender. I have lived out of my car for a period of time, have lost a business, a home, a family, multiple friends, and relationships. I lost my mind, and my health and all the while I thought I could still drink or more accurately I thought I didn't know how not to drink. Well, the reality is I wasn't willing to stop being lazy and do some damn work. The program of AA is not some get sober quick scheme, it is a lifestyle change, and it takes some serious action on my part every single day to stay sober. The good news is the action that is required of me is magnificently simple to take. It really is, I simply must be willing to take it. I have to put aside my ego for a bit every day and do what is required of a good life. Really, really simple. Not easy,
Arien and I talk all about the Universe, Ghosts, Dragons, being a Vetinarian, an Author, Editor and A mother of Dragons. She is currently prepping her manuscript for a Literary Agent that asked for her whole book. Exciting times for her. Links to her Twitter and E-magazine below. Twitter @TheDragonVet https://twitter.com/TheDragonVet Heroic Fantasy Quarterly E-Magazine http://www.heroicfantasyquarterly.com/
Iris and I go in to depth about all the amazing stuff she is up to. Writing her second Novel the Sequel to Poisoned Arrow. While she also works as an Intuitive mentor for the past 16 years. Take a journey With Iris and I to the Netherlands to experience a magical interview. Links to Iris's work and contact info below.
Iris's website: https://t.co/Z2LlRKrOyz
Iris's Intuitive mentor: 2brighteyes.com
Sherrie and I continue the Story of Cally in this fun Cyber Punk Sci-fi by J. Webb Garrett.
Free on amazon til Friday-
Sherrie and I continue the Thrilling story of Keira in Dark Prison an Erotic Thriller by J.M Brister. We will be giving away a free copy to a luck viewer. Link to buy this book below.
Don Johnson, is one of the most interesting people I have ever talked to in my life. He has written 23 books in the last 8 months Chronicling all of his adventures and excursions All the amazing real life treasures he has discovered. Check out Don on Twiter https://twitter.com/EcuadorDon
Guy Worthy Author of Ace Carroway 1920's. Tells me the secrets of writing, the Universe and how to love life and become an awesome human. Guy is an Astrophysics professor at some University he cant remember. Links to him below.
Guy's Website https://t.co/Qlimko2J2c
S.C and I discuss, Why the hell Canada is so cold: How she found a publisher and her book, process, success and why she writes. S.C is also an avid blogger, links to her work below.
Book 1 here: https://www.amazon.com/Timekeepers-War-Book-1-ebook/dp/B00MFC8ZRG/ref=sr_1_5?keywords=The+Timekeepers%27+war&qid=1549815817&s=gateway&sr=8-5
S.C Jensen Blog: https://wordpress.com/read/feeds/38135177
Just a couple of Hippies talking Horror, Jumping out of plane's, and meditation. Had such a good time talking to WB about Blood drops and her inspirations and writing process. Check out her work in the links below.
WB Welch Links
Me and J.Webb Garrett, discuss the magic of writing and his 3 published books linked below. Talking with J. Webb touched my heart we discuss how writing has helped us overcome depression, and heartache, or feeling seperate. J.Webb Garrett's hope is to help make someones day brighter by writing. Check out his work at the links below.
Matthew Harffy Author of The Bernicia Chronicles. We discuss his journey of Rejection of traditional publshers to Indie publishers to Being picked up by a tradionally published author and selling hundreds of thousands of books. Great advice about perciverence and how to keep writing, keep trying, keep going.
Thank you Matthew, Links to his work below.
Wonderful, fun, interview with Ben East Author of Patchwork and Two Pumps for the Body Man. Ben is a Diplomat living in Mumbai, India. Former Peace Core member. Currently working on a Middle Grade fiction novel. We discuss all this and more. Links To Ben's Work below.
Twitter: @ https://twitter.com/hBenEast
Emma and I disscuss her soon to be released book "Where Demons Dance" along with all the other projects she is currently working on. We also discuss, history and find out that I don't know alot about it. Also we talk about Spirit animals. All around good time. Had a fantastic time interviewing Emma and I can't wait to read her book.
Incredible Interview with Award winning Best selling Author of With Angels Wings, Stephanie Collins. She has such an inspiring story, and her 12 year old daughter Ellie joined us to tell us about her Award winning books. Such a fun interview. Sorry about the connection hiccups there was nothing I could do to fix them unfortunately.
Links For Stephanie: Website https://t.co/rYJPzaguMv
Ellie Collins Info: Amazon https://t.co/NRVH3KoPPN
John and I discuss his Middle Grade Childrens Book Time Unravellers that he is currently working on and all his interesting YouTube happenings Check him out at the Links Below and on Twitter @BoltonWriter
Links to YouTube https://t.co/iqdCSPoU2f
Author, world builder and language creator Matthew Brown discusses The incredible fantasy world that he is creating in a 4 part epic called "Ancient Blood". He is currently Querying agents and tells his journey through the process.
Check out what Matt Brown is writing on his blog. He is currently writing a novel on line called Valkyrie: https://www.awritersthoughts.com/home/valkyrie-chapter-1
Leigh Grissom and I discuss her Debut Novel KLS-9 a book she started when she was 12. I had such a good time talking to Leigh she is such an awesome inspirational women, that is living her dream. Links to her book below. Follow her on Twitter at @iamthecritic and Facebook KLS-9book1
Buy book here: https://www.amazon.com/Kls-9-Leigh-Grissom/dp/1542567297/ref=sr_1_1?ie=UTF8&qid=1549059651&sr=8-1&keywords=KLS-9
Interview witht the Wonderful J.M Brister find her on Twitter
@JM_Brister. We talk about her book Dark Prison and what she wants her legacy to be. Join me won't You on this very first ever look inside the Author's Studio. Link to her book below.
I interview Andrew McDonald about his first Novel, "Punishment and Good Deeds." Available on multiple platforms. Andrew was a ton of fun to talk to has been an avid reader since he was a child. Lots of laughs and good times had here. Check the links below to purchase his book and connect with Andrew follow him on twitter @Pb_Patch
Thanks for watching: Links below
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Sherrie and I will be reading from Leigh Grissoms Novel KLS-9 a Sci-fi psychological thriller. Tune in to hear how it begins. Buy her book in the link below.
on Twitter @iamthecritic
Reading from Author Matthew Browns Blog written book Valkyrie.
If you enjoy the Story Matthew is currently writing Chapter 12 on the Blog. Go over and see what he is up to at the link below.