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Established in 2020, The Authors’ Porch is a space for authors to share their literary works of art. Founded by CJ Ives Lopez, The Authors’ Porch puts authors first and becomes a premier destination for all at every level in their careers. When you join The Authors’ Porch, we want you to think of us as a beacon of light, bringing you home to a porch where your family is waiting to usher you into your greatness.



From Live cast to a podcast, blog posts, and most recently the magazine, The Authors’ Porch brings promotional services and advice to authors to get their writing published. Whateve
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S2 Episode 43 - Mental Health Uncensored - Keri Cooper
S2 Episode 43 - Mental Health Uncensored - Keri Cooper
Keri Cooper, LCSW, is the owner of Keri Cooper Holistic Therapy in northern New Jersey. In her private practice, she counsels teens and works to give them the tools they need to navigate life. Keri takes a holistic approach to therapy, looking at the whole person, not just their symptoms. Keri is the author of-, a book designed to give parents steps on how to improve their child’s mental health. She is a speaker and writer who helps educate teens and parents on the topics teens face in everyday life. She is a graduate of the University Of Pennsylvania and continues to further her education by obtaining additional certifications in her field, one of her favorite pastimes! She is currently working on a follow-up book, which will be a workbook for teens. When Keri isn't busy working with teens, she is busy with her own four children and her flock of chickens. Keri can also be spotted falling on the bunny slopes or soaking up the sun on the lake. She can be reached at keri@kericooperholistictherapy.com and on instagram at @kericooperholistictherapy.
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November 28, 2022
S2 Episode 42 - The Secret Realm - EO Worth
S2 Episode 42 - The Secret Realm - EO Worth
E.O. Worth is a true guardian for the Earth. She has hiked with wolves, swam with wild dolphins and felt the pounding paws of a cheetah run before her. Her travels brought her to many sacred and ancient sites in Australia, Mexico, Italy, and Ireland she understands a universal principal of unity in diversity life. Each bare footstep on the ground nourishes her soul, and pours through her pencil, no matter where in the world she lands. She has made it her mission to help her fellow humans revere the one home we all share. Passion for the Earth inspired Worth to write this book. The Joy of living on a beautiful planet, rich and abundant with, animals, plants, and whole humans. The Gaia school of Awakening series took her ten years to write. In that time, she uncovered her self-worth and wants to share her knowledge and experience to empower others. Please help us reach our goal of selling over a million more ebooks and audio over paperback. Help us plant more trees.
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November 18, 2022
S2 Episode 41 - Unexpected Moments - Daisy Paige
S2 Episode 41 - Unexpected Moments - Daisy Paige
Daisy Paige was born in August of 1973 and lives in a very small Texas town. Although she has tried to move away many times, she always finds herself back in this little town. She has three adult children - two daughters that live nearby and a son, the youngest, who is in the military. They have all made her a very proud parent. Paige resides with her husband, who has been happily married for 12 years. They have a clever little toy rat-terrier, Snoopy. Socializing with friends and relatives is her favorite thing to do. She is a member of a local church where her uncle is the pastor. She likes to begin her days thanking the one who has shown her that he has been there for her in all her experiences and carried her through the most difficult ones, that being God the Father in heaven above who has never left her alone. Those who would like to support Defeat MSA Alliance, a US-based charity that seeks to find a cure for MSA, may donate through www.defeatmsa.org/donate-to-us/.
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November 18, 2022
S2 Episode 40 My Sanity Quest - Vickie Jo
S2 Episode 40 My Sanity Quest - Vickie Jo
visit us at www.theauthorsporch.com Vickie Jo is a persevering individual. She achieves her goals through self motivation, asking for help and relying on God. She was healed of her traumatic life by writing and sharing her story. Her speaking engagements are derived from the pages of her book, My Sanity Quest:Tears, Trials and Triumphs. She enjoys so much fulfillment when she provides her experiences with those suffering with mental illness, the Police Department, Fire Department, etc. Her stories of psychiatric abuse, mental health crisis', accomplishments, personal recovery plan and sexual abuse provide value to her audiences. Vickie Jo is a brave and courageous woman. She believes that now more than ever the world needs to hear the truth and know there's hope for recovery
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September 22, 2022
S2 Episode 39 - Mindless Behaviors - Beatrice Adenodi
S2 Episode 39 - Mindless Behaviors - Beatrice Adenodi
visit us www.theauthorsporch.com Beatrice Adenodi reveals our mindless behaviors by ripping our masks off, one at a time. Because we are steeped in biases at a young age and replicate what we see throughout our lives, we wear masks to hide. But we can learn to take them off. Once we do, a transformation is inevitable, and the world will never be the same again. Beatrice Adenodi reveals – in a direct, no-nonsense approach – the reality of what’s holding people back and blocking them in their professional and personal lives. She is the founder of Mirror Inc. as well as the author of Mindless Behaviors: Breaking through Unseen Barriers. Beatrice Adenodi is a storyteller, a sought-after business leadership consultant and speaker, and a first-generation Nigerian American. Adenodi’s unique experiential marketing perspective gives her the ability to recognize the mindless behaviors that prevent people from reaching their untapped, limitless potential. Through her unique perspective, Adenodi helps professionals, business owners, and anyone ready to confront their own mindless behaviors by acting as an interpreter of the unseen – guiding them from being reactive to reflective in their setting. Beatrice Adenodi reveals – in a direct, no-nonsense approach – the reality of what’s holding people back and blocking them in their professional and personal lives. She is the founder of Mirror Inc. as well as the author of Mindless Behaviors: Breaking through Unseen Barriers. Visit Mindless Behaviors’ website to discover more. www.mindless-behaviors.com
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June 30, 2022
S2 Episode 38 - Lynne Cox & Al
S2 Episode 38 - Lynne Cox & Al
By 17, Lynne Cox had already swum the English Channel twice. She’s also swam in water that’s 32 degrees. Escaped shark attacks, saved whales. Lynne has swum the Nile, the Bering Strait, the Cape of Good Hope.  Throughout her lifetime, she’s logged nearly 55,000 miles in the water. That’s around the globe…twice.  All to say: Lynne knows a thing or two about feats of athletic achievement. So when she saw a video of a Newfoundland dog leaping from an airborne helicopter into Italian waters to save someone from drowning, Lynne was transfixed.  TALES OF AL is the inspiring story of Lynne’s adventures on Italy’s Lake Idroscalo, at the famed Italian School of Water Rescue Dogs (SICS), which has trained over 300 dogs for sea, land, and air rescue (about 30 rescues are carried out along the Italian coast during each swimming season). There, Lynne meets the dog at the center of our story:  Al, an irresistible (and slightly untrainable) chocolate Newfoundland. And follows her journey to becoming an expertly trained—and highly specialized—water rescue dog. LYNNE COX was born in Boston, Massachusetts, and grew up in Los Alamitos, California.  She set open-water swimming records all over the world, swimming without a wet suit.  She was inducted into the International Swimming Hall of Fame and has had Her articles appear in many publications, among them The New Yorker, The New York Times, and the Los Angeles Times Magazine.  Cox lives in Long Beach, California and continues to swim every chance she gets. www.lynnecox.com
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May 24, 2022
S2 Episode 37 Fairy Knights
S2 Episode 37 Fairy Knights
Learn how you can get involved with The Authors Porch www.theauthorsporch.com Dames Handsome is a teacher who loves making stories for the younger ones. A small-town Wisconsin native, he found his passion for teaching and writing in college and made a vow to find a way to pursue it. When a private school in Korea offered him a one-year contract, he seized the opportunity and left his corporate job with Dell computers. He taught kindergarten at first, then an array of ages, mostly elementary. Dames believes that every book has a lesson. Based on a role-playing game he and his wife created for their young son, his captivating Fairy Knights children’s book series is ideal for creative adults who want to see the children in their lives explore, have fun, and level-up when they read. Dames Handsome currently resides in South Korea together with his family. www.dameshandsome.com
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March 28, 2022
S2 Episode 36 Blood Red Ivory
S2 Episode 36 Blood Red Ivory
See how you can get involved with The Authors Porch www.theauthorsporch.com John Stamp was a Special Agent of the NCIS and FBI. He was also a Police Officer in Charleston, South Carolina. He is a native of the Finger Lakes Region of upstate New York and holds a master's degree in Forensic Science from the University of Florida. He now lives in Georgia with his wife, two boys, and an old lazy dog. John has written seven novels. www.johnstampwriter.com
38:29
March 28, 2022
S2 Episode 35 Rubble to Champagne
S2 Episode 35 Rubble to Champagne
Checkout ways to get involved with The Authors Porch www.theauthorsporch.com Vivianne Knebel an author that is best known for her two memoirs, From Rubble to Champagne, and Lessons Learned About Life and Love, which both carry strong themes of gratitude and resilience. www.vivianneknebel.com
43:30
March 28, 2022
S2 Episode 34 Blood and Bones
S2 Episode 34 Blood and Bones
This episode brought to you by www.theauthorsporch.com Ariel Dawn grew up as an avid reader and is a creative soul. What started out as writing reviews for indie romance authors led to featuring quirky, stereotypical, and weird covers on her Instagram Wrong Turn Romance, which gave her the courage to finally decide to live her dream and become an author. Ariel writes plot driven paranormal romance and hopes to venture into fantasy and rom-com in the future. When she isn't writing, she can be found cosplaying, attending conventions, creating all sorts of artwork in her studio, or editing photos for her photography business. A self-professed geek and foodie, she loves hanging out with family and friends and playing video games and board games with her retro gamer husband. http://www.amazon.com/author/arieldawn
36:03
March 21, 2022
S2 Episode 33 The Last Roman
S2 Episode 33 The Last Roman
This episode brought to you by www.theauthorsporch.com I moved a lot as a kid. As a result, I attended seven different elementary schools. Books became my coping mechanism. They replaced the awkwardness associated with starting a new school, walking into a new classroom, and making new friends. Books didn’t judge, they didn’t bully, and they didn’t exclude me from whatever activities were going on. Not once did I ever pick up a book and feel rejected. I was methodical in my reading habits. Before middle school, I stuck to nonfiction. History, geography, and zoology. I would pick a section of the library and check out all the books on a given subject. I covered a multitude of topics; the Revolutionary war, the Serengeti, the Great Depression, Manifest Destiny, pirates, you get the picture. I distinctly remember one weekend checking out three separate books on World War II fighter pilots. Needless to say, the librarians knew me by name. I was voracious and would finish a dozen books a week. I rushed through in-class work so I could read and escape from the world. When I reached middle school, I discovered fiction. It started with the first book I ever bought, Tarzan of the Apes. I was enthralled. So much so that I rode my bike to different malls, collecting the entire series in paperback (24 books in all). I read each one twice and several three times or more. I branched off into their works by Edgar Rice Burroughs, specifically the Barsoom series (otherwise known as John Carter of Mars). Finding more books to read was like pulling the thread on the tapestry. Jules Verne, Tolkien, Robert Heinlein, Isaac Asimov, Larry Niven, Terry Brooks, Harry Turtledove, Clive Cussler, and the list goes on. And of course, who can forget the time someone challenged me to read Dhalgren (at a tender 14 years old). Thanks, Ken. Finally, my attention turned to more sophisticated fiction and non-fiction. My good friend Matt introduced me to Barbara Tuchman, an excellent historian, and several Russian classics by Tolstoy and Fyodor Dostoevsky. English and American classics also found their place. Somewhere along the line, my thoughts shifted from reading to writing. A long conversation with my high school friend Dustan probably inspired me. In my late twenties, a story began to form that would take 20+ years to complete, a story I am ready to share with the world. I’ve had incredible support, from my beautiful wife Sonya to my amazing kids, Chris and McKenna. All my friends and family (you all know who you are, but if you need to be called out, let me know). I am forever grateful for their steady praise, honest feedback, harsh criticism, and above all, endless encouragement. Any success I have as a writer will always be erected upon the foundation of their enthusiasm. www.bkgreenwood.com
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March 21, 2022
S2 Episode 32 The Lost Ship
S2 Episode 32 The Lost Ship
The episode brought to you by www.theauthorsporch.com Jeff Lucas graduated from Stanford and did grad work at Columbia. He coached a high school volleyball team to a state championship, the first in the history of the school in any sport. He also taught poetry at a community college and at the University of Washington. Jeff did extensive research and consulted with a marine biologist for the facts and accuracy of The Lost Ship. A portion of the book's proceeds will be donated to The Nature Conservancy, whose mission is to conserve the lands and waters throughout the world. www.jefflucasauthor.com
35:27
March 21, 2022
S2 Episode 31 Eternal Sunshine
S2 Episode 31 Eternal Sunshine
Book your spot today www.theauthorsporch.com “Writing comes within my soul while the words flow out of me.” As a certified disability advocate, CP gal, and author of beautiful and heartfelt novels, Amanda Forry/Fino understands the struggles disabled people go through. Under her pen name Sasha Fino, she strives to bring her novels to life. In spite of Cerebral Palsy, Sasha published all different types of books under this name. Your perception of her disability is not accurate; she can write romance as well as anyone else. There are six of her novels: Omerta: Journey to the Past, Kingpin, My Vegas Confessions, Sedona's Heart, and Blue Bell; a Dark Academy Romance. One is featured in the limited-time anthology Witchy Wonders. Amanda is a part of the DC Author’s Dinner Group that’s included some of the most significant bestselling authors of our time. When Amanda isn’t writing, she is a disability rights advocate, active Alumni, Leader, and Presenter with the Virginia Board for People with Disabilities, Training Alumni Association (TAA), and Public Speaker. Amanda lives with her family in Williamsburg, Virginia. While Amanda enjoys books, walking, and wine, she also enjoys blogging on her website cpgal.com in her spare time. cpgal.com
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March 16, 2022
S2 Episode 30 Learn to Love
S2 Episode 30 Learn to Love
Book Your Spot Now www.theauthorsporch.com Dr. Thomas Jordan, who has helped thousands of individuals and couples enjoy more fulfilling relationships and experience more satisfying, longer-lasting love lives as a psychotherapist for the past 33 years, is the author of a breakthrough book Learn To Love: Guide to Healing Your Disappointing Love Life. Dr. Jordan, who specializes in the treatment of chronic love life problems, founded the educational resource Love Life Learning Center in 2012. In 2017 he launched the Healthy Love Life Seminar, leading love life educational seminars with his wife, a psychotherapist, Victoria Jordan, LCSW. He is a graduate of the New York University’s Postdoctoral Program in Psychoanalysis, Clinical Associate Professor of Psychology, and a faculty member of the post-doctoral program. He earned his Ph.D. and M.A. in clinical psychology from New School for Social Research. He received a B.A. with honors in psychology from University of Massachusetts. Early in his career he served three years as a senior psychologist and disability consultant to the NYC Department of Correction. He also served four years as the clinic director of Long Island Consultation Center, a large psychiatric clinic. Since 1991 he has served as a psychological disability consultant for Verizon, Communication Workers Association, New York Police Department, Con Edison, United Nations, and Columbia Presbyterian Hospital. Dr. Jordan is an active member of numerous professional organizations, including American Psychological Association, American Board of Professional Disability Consultants, Association for Psychological Science, and Psychoanalytic Society at NYU. He resides and practices in the Upper West Side of New York City.
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March 14, 2022
S2 Episode 29 Demitasse Divorce
S2 Episode 29 Demitasse Divorce
Book your spot now www.theauthorsporch.com Richard Cirulli is an author, playwright and founder of the Demitasse Players, a 501 (c ) (3) charity. Founded on the mission to write and produce plays to bring awareness to mental health, the Demitasse Players aim to remove the many taboos of mental illness. They teach people about mental disorders, and how these illnesses impact caregivers, friends, and family. For more information, please visit: https://demitasseplayers.com/.
52:40
March 11, 2022
S2 Episode 29 - Those Who Hunt Wolves
S2 Episode 29 - Those Who Hunt Wolves
Book Your spot on the show www.theauthorsporch.com Born in Colorado Harrison Taylor author of the breakout novel Those Who Hunt Wolves found his love for literature in the oddest of places, movies. Having a deep love for cinema, Harrison started his writing career writing screenplays for low budget shorts. After being told to tone down his stories due to budget and resource restraints, he realized that one’s imagination has no boundaries. From there he switched to becoming a novelist, shortly after writing his first tale The Pharmacy. As an avid lover of cinema and literature, Harrison crafted his writing into a style that melds both worlds together making it Avant Garde and engaging. Harrison continues to practice his craft in his hometown of Raleigh North Carolina where he continues to enjoy movies, books, and skateboarding with his wife and two children. www.metalroosterpublishing.com
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March 07, 2022
S2 Episode 28 - Stone Cold
S2 Episode 28 - Stone Cold
Book a spot on the show www.theauthorsporch.com Sarah Humphreys lives in Lehi, Utah, and is a die-hard fantasy nerd that can’t stop talking about dragons and anime. She is trying to get through high school by creating her own worlds and characters and has written six novel-length books. Sarah does make friends, but only with people who can stand her habit of constantly talking during movies to critique the plot, her memorization of the How to Train your Dragon Wikipedia page, and a monologue explaining why Doctor Strange is obviously the best avenger. www.SarahHumpherys.com
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March 07, 2022
S2 Episode 27 Jasper-n-friends
S2 Episode 27 Jasper-n-friends
Book your spot today www.theauthorsporch.com I was born in Phillipsburg, NJ, we moved to Maryland in 1979 and bought a Poultry farm.  In 1985 I joined the US Air Force, married my wife Sherry and started a family, our daughter Melissa and son Timothy, retired after 20 years in the Military in 2006.  Had my first book published in 2020 after being turned down about 3 times and finished my second Sept of this year. www.jasper-n-friends.com
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March 02, 2022
S2 Episode 26 Calmed
S2 Episode 26 Calmed
Book your spot today www.theauthorsporch.com Jennifer Hobbs is an Army Veteran whose compassion and humor reaches far and wide through her drive to connect with and support others. She has dedicated over a decade of teaching in education and serving Veteran nonprofit organizations. Jennifer is empowered by the personal growth that comes with struggle, and she inspires others to embrace their journeys as well. When she's not working on her business, BUFF & HOBBS IMPACT LLC, or sharing other people’s powerful stories, she is immersed in her love of writing, she's spending time with her Veteran husband, three kids, and two dogs. www.thejenniferhobbs.com
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February 25, 2022
S2 Episode 25 It all Began in Brooklyn
S2 Episode 25 It all Began in Brooklyn
Don't forget to book your spot www.theauthorsporch.com Author Vito Altavilla has a background as an industrial researcher and has participated in many technological breakthroughs. Now retired, he lives in Cincinnati, Ohio. And is currently working on a screen adaptation for his book, It Began In Brooklyn!
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February 25, 2022
S2 Episode 24 Johnny Butterflyseed
S2 Episode 24 Johnny Butterflyseed
Book your spot today: www.theauthorsporch.com Tarisa Parrish is known as an accomplished butterfly farmer. She and her partner, Michael Vera, live in central Florida and own an online education and retail store called Johnny Butterflyseed (johnnybutterflyseed.com). The site engages new butterfly farmers, teaching them about the butterfly life cycles, growing butterfly gardens, and how to get involved with nonprofit organizations focused on saving butterflies. Tarisa prides herself on being a citizen scientist with a lifetime passion for nature, as well as a powerful advocate for its preservation and the saving of endangered species. She is also a seasoned executive with expertise in business transformation, M&A integration, innovation, change management, and leadership development. Currently a consultant, Tarisa was previously an executive at Best Buy for nearly a decade, where she was a key leader in the transformation of the company.
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February 18, 2022
S2 Episode 23 The Squirrel Wrangler
S2 Episode 23 The Squirrel Wrangler
Book your spot today www.theauthorsporch.com In a previous lifetime, William Joseph Roberts was once an F-15 mechanic and Staff Sergeant in the United States Air Force. He has traveled the world and experienced many things in his few years. During his tenure in this lifetime, he has been called a Jack of all trades, a Renaissance man and insane squirrel wrangler by his peers. Since his enlistment he has perused careers as an industrial and architectural designer, design engineer, and now, eclectic writer. William Joseph Roberts currently resides in the quaint southern town of Chickamauga, Georgia with his loving wife, three freaky smart nerd children, and small pack of fur babies. www.williamjosephroberts.com www.threeravenspublishing.com
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February 14, 2022
S3 Episode 22 - Welcome to the CEO's Table
S3 Episode 22 - Welcome to the CEO's Table
Book your spot today www.theauthorsporch.com Stacy Mayer is a Certified Executive Coach and Promotion Strategist on a mission to bring more diversity to the leadership table by doubling the number of women promoted to the c-suite each year worldwide. She is the author of the bestselling book “Promotions Made Easy: A Step-by-Step guide to the Executive Suite” and the host of the podcast “Maximize Your Career with Stacy Mayer” where she tackles topics like executive communication, getting more respect in the workplace from challenging bosses and team members, and avoiding the common mistakes that sabotage career advancement. Her dynamic coaching intensive Executive Ahead of Time has helped hundreds of powerhouse corporate women get promoted into executive roles at some of the world's largest and most prestigious technology companies. Learn more at stacymayer.com.
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February 14, 2022
S2 Episode 21 Take it to the Arena
S2 Episode 21 Take it to the Arena
Book Your Spot Today: www.theauthorsporch.com Canadian author Patricia Bates writes dark and edgy historical and contemporary suspense romances. Because to bleed is to survive, but it's by loving that we truly live. She lives in the Canadian Prairies with her husband and son and their furbabies. When she's not writing, Patricia enjoys travelling, crochet, and to read. https://linktr.ee/Patriciabatesauthor https://www.amazon.ca/dp/B09BMDXCV4 https://www.amazon.ca/Haunted-Passion.../dp/B09K45G9F7 https://www.amazon.ca/Hunters-Desire.../dp/B09PGVCNKG
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February 03, 2022
S2 Episode 20 Locked Away Left to Die
S2 Episode 20 Locked Away Left to Die
Book Your Sot Today: www.theauthorsporch.com Ericka E. Kelly is a professional speaker, executive coach, and trainer. In this position, she is a global professional where her leadership skills are utilized to add value and to develop companies in their effectiveness and production goals. She helps thousands of leaders to become better communicators, to establish trust, and credibility with others. Her coaching skills and mentorship allow individuals to realize their own potential and to achieve greater goals for themselves and the companies/organizations they work for. E. Kelly was also the 17th Command Chief Master Sergeant for the Air Force Reserve Command and the Senior Enlisted Advisor to the Chief of the Air Force Reserve. Under her role as a Command Chief, E. Kelly represented the highest enlisted executive level of leadership in the military. She advised the Commander on all issues regarding the readiness, training, welfare, morale, and proper utilization and progress of more than 74,000 civilians/enlisted/officer active duty and Reserve Citizen Airmen serving at more than 60 military bases worldwide. She also provided direction to the Reserve Forces and represented their interests at all levels of government, other military branches and in joint strategic and operational war-fighting environments. In addition to her personal business and military service, E. Kelly has more than 27 years of government management and law enforcement experience. She served as a Criminal Investigator for the Department of Homeland Security/Customs and Border Protection in the Office of Professional Responsibility. In this position, this position, E. Kelly was responsible for building relationships with local, state, and other federal agencies in order to manage criminal and administrative investigations. Background Information: A native of Guatemala and resident of California, she was 12 years old when she arrived in the United States from extreme poverty to a new successful future. E. Kelly earned a Master of Business Administration, Military Studies, Trident University; a Bachelor of Arts, Criminal Justice |Foreign Languages (Spa and Fr), University of Nevada; an Associate of Applied Science, Allied Health Sciences, Air Force Community College. She also holds the following accreditations: Professional Manager Certification (PMC); International John Maxwell Certification (JMT); Licensed Diversity and Inclusion Facilitator; & licensed Emergency Medical Technician-Basic (EMT). Among many acknowledgments, E. Kelly has received national recognition from the United States Congress. Some distinguish factors included: Exceptional leadership skills; public; community service; speaking/mentorship/training abilities; language (Spanish) expertise; physical fitness; and for being an outstanding performer in stressful military/civilian situations. Twitter, @E_K_Enterprises; LinkedIn/Ericka-Kelly-Enterprises; Facebook.com/Ericka Kelly Enterprises; and erickakellyenterprises.com
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January 27, 2022
S2 Episode 19 The Cops Kid
S2 Episode 19 The Cops Kid
Book your Spot today www.theauthorsporch.com Through the years, Heather Weidner has been a cop’s kid, technical writer, editor, college professor, software tester, and IT manager. Vintage Trailers and Blackmailers is the first in her cozy mystery series, the Jules Keene Glamping Mysteries. She also writes the Delanie Fitzgerald mystery series set in Virginia. Her short stories appear in the Virginia is for Mysteries series, 50 Shades of Cabernet, Deadly Southern Charm, and Murder by the Glass, and her novellas appear in The Mutt Mysteries series. Originally from Virginia Beach, Heather has been a mystery fan since Scooby-Doo and Nancy Drew. She lives in Central Virginia with her husband and a pair of Jack Russell terriers. www.heatherweidner.com
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January 23, 2022
S2 Episode 18 Caged
S2 Episode 18 Caged
Book your spot today www.theauthorsporch.com Lara Sabanosh, the author of Caged, has dedicated her life to helping others. Beginning in her youth as a volunteer and continuing through her career, she has made it a priority to aid individuals in finding and meeting their emotional, educational, or professional goals. From counseling children and families to facilitating civilian and military members in social and educational leadership—as Director for Fleet and Family Services at GTMO—she has been blessed with assisting others in the journey of becoming their best selves. Lara has completed coursework for two doctorates with a focus on research, evaluation, and clinical psychology and a master's in general psychology from Walden University. Through her career, she has found solace and joy in her civil service—the main driver in sharing her experience of Caged. Lara has since retired from civil service and private sector roles and her new goal is to continue to help others through the written word. She hopes that by sharing her story, she will give voice to the topics of domestic abuse and the broken system that desperately needs repair. Regardless of her struggles, one thing has been constant throughout Lara’s journey: the pride, respect, and unconditional love that she has for her two exceptionally intelligent daughters who have overcome the same trauma and challenges described within the pages of Caged. They have used the experiences to help forge who they are—strong and independent women—and move forward in life. These remarkable young ladies are in the process of completing their educational journeys and advancing into their careers, as they too, look to help others in their diametrically different fields of study. Lara now spends her time in Pensacola, Florida with her loving family, dogs, and grand puppies. She’s learning to move forward with hope that one day, she will no longer be caged by her past, and will be free to fly forward unburdened. www.larasabanosh.com
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January 20, 2022
S2 Episode 17 Chelle's Sin City
S2 Episode 17 Chelle's Sin City
Book your spot today www.theauthorsporch.com Chelle Rose fell in love with reading when she picked up her first James Patterson novel as an adult. She loves writing and always has. Writing is her passion. She's excited to share her work with you.  Chelle currently resides in Florida with her wonderful husband and son. She is excited about this next stage of her life. Between her family and her writing, she stays super busy and loves every minute of it. She hopes you enjoy her stories that remind us that there's hope in even life's darkest moments. After all, in the darkest night skies, the stars shine the brightest. www.facebook.com/chellerosebooks
26:40
January 14, 2022
S2 Episode 16 Beneath the Surface of The Skin
S2 Episode 16 Beneath the Surface of The Skin
Book your spot today www.theauthorsporch.com Born in the small city of Rockingham N.C. To a beautiful mother and father and raised alongside five amazing siblings. As a writer, The name Alan little has created very successful waves throughout the urban fiction community with titles such as the Country boy series, and True Revenge one and two. Besides the title of best-selling author, Mr. Little’s credentials also include the position of Talent Acquisition with PlayTy multimedia And publishing. Although very passionate about his writing talent, Mr little spends a lot of his past time with family, traveling, sports, and his forever need for speed…The Drag strip. www.platymm.com
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January 11, 2022
S2 Episode 15 Plague of Flies
S2 Episode 15 Plague of Flies
Book your spot today www.theauthorsporch.com Meet The Author - Laurel Anne Hill Laurel Anne Hill—author and former underground storage tank operator—grew up in San Francisco with more dreams of adventure than good sense or money. Her close brushes with death, love of family, respect for honor and belief in a higher power continue to influence her writing and her life. Laurel has authored over 30 published short stories and two award-winning YA novels, most recently THE ENGINE WOMAN’S LIGHT, the gripping spirits-meet-steampunk, coming-of-age heroic journey of a young Latina in an alternate 19th Century California. (THE ENGINE WOMAN’S LIGHT has won a total of 13 honors and awards, including a Kirkus Star.) Sand Hill Review Press is on schedule to publish Laurel’s next YA novel—PLAGUE OF FLIES: REVOLT OF THE SPIRITS, 1846—in October 2021. Book #2 Description Plague of Flies: Revolt of the Spirits, 1846 In 1846 Alta California, Catalina Delgado daydreams about her future: roping cattle, marrying Angelo Ortega and raising children. But now, invaders from the United States—the Bear Flaggers—have declared war against México, her country. Bear Flaggers have imprisoned one close family friend and murdered others. What fate might befall her parents, abuelito and younger brothers? And what about her best friend, a Costanoan servant girl? How can Catalina, only sixteen, help protect all those she loves? An old vaquero once predicted a mysterious spirit man would someday ride off with Catalina. This has clouded her reputation as a chaste young woman, one reason why Angelo’s father doesn’t want her for a future daughter-in-law. Now Catalina learns another reason. Her mamá is not her natural mother. Catalina is a mestiza, the daughter of her papi and an indigenous woman. Catalina prays for guidance from the Catholic saints, then dares to leave her bedroom at night to seek a spiritual vision from Coyote. She ends up riding into the sky with Spirit Man. Later they remove gold nuggets from a river to prevent Bear Flaggers or anyone else from discovering the treasure. Will this be Catalina’s duty for the rest of her life? And is Spirit Man honorable—or a devil? For the sake of all she holds dear, Catalina must risk what is left of her reputation, her future with Angelo, her life and her very soul. When hopes and dreams clash with cold reality, Catalina finds the fortitude to accomplish what only she can do. laurelannehill.com
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January 11, 2022
S2 Episode 14 The Pulse
S2 Episode 14 The Pulse
Book your spot today www.theauthorsporch.com Real name: José Castro D.B.A.:Khalid Rasheed D.O.B:9-9-78 Home Town:Houston Texas(Third Ward) Race: Black(Mother)/Father(Afro Latina) Recent Accomplishments:4 Yr Anniversary, Got my G.E.D, Graduated Trade school in Property Maintenance/Construction course. In March 20. And as Electrician Technician from KCKCC T.E.C. on April 21. Background in Journalism,Music Production, Artist/Model Management. Current Projects:Taking submission for the For The Culture Issue, For The Culture Awards, Pulse Pineapple Drank. For booking or contact information: khalidrasheed958@yahoo.com Social Media Links: Ig@pulsethemagazinellc Ig@pulse_themagazinellc Ig@pulsethemagazine Ig@pulsepineappledrank
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January 10, 2022
S2 Episode 13 What kind of Romance
S2 Episode 13 What kind of Romance
Book your spot today www.theauthorsporch.com Morgan Powell is a writer of romance, western and love https://www.facebook.com/loveinrustytx https://www.facebook.com/morganpowellauthor
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January 10, 2022
S2 Episode 12 A Warrior Strategist
S2 Episode 12 A Warrior Strategist
Book your spot today www.theauthorsporch.com Meet The Author - Dr. Rob Garcia Chairman & CEO at SHIFT Advanced Life Design Magazine and works as Executive Director of Strategy at IQ Podcasts All of us have a Warrior Strategist inside of us. A champion undeterred by circumstance, station in life or obstacles. After growing up in a low-income family and failing out of high school and college, I set out on a path to inspire and lead from the front. I love helping people to realize their purpose and to achieve far past what they thought possible. After 8 books, 135+ interviews, starting a magazine, and winning a business award, I realize that anything is possible with hard work and determination. - Rob the Warrior Strategist yournextlevelofsuccess.com
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January 04, 2022
S2 Episode 11 A Calling
S2 Episode 11 A Calling
Book your spot now www.theauthorsporch.com Meet The Author - Alan T. Black I was raised and grew up in the United Methodist Church. While I do proudly embrace my background and personal history within the United Methodist Church, I do feel that ultimately what is important is not the denomination that you are a part of. What matters most is the relationship that you have with the Lord. Part and parcel to any relationship is the level of commitment that one makes to it. With any and all relationships, they are going to take time to grow. Through the years, if I were to describe my relationship with the Lord using one word it would be “transformation.” Continuing to grow daily in my walk with the Lord, and as well continue to display the fruits of his Spirit daily is for me what my life is all about. Frankly, for these times, my attitude and belief are that the world is looking to those who are Christians to see if, in fact, their talk does indeed match their walk. As is the case with each of us I have experienced many twists and turns along the road of life. But each and every step along that road has led me to this point in life to humbly say that I am an author. But most of all to be able to say that I am a Christian author to me is the most important thing of all. To everything there is a time and season. Though I was unsure of what was in store for me, I am blessed to say that by just being obedient and trusting in the Lord I am now able to say and mostly importantly show others that God will qualify you and lead you to accomplish what His charge is for you by just being a willing servant. As this is a fact, what He has done through me, it was done so to give Him the glory. www.alantblack.com
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January 04, 2022
S2 Episode 10 Babe In The Woods
S2 Episode 10 Babe In The Woods
Book your spot www.theauthorsporch.com Yvonne Wakefield, also known as Yvonne Pepin-Wakefield, is an internationally exhibited and published artist and author who lives and works from a home and studio on Oregon’s shore of The Columbia River. Both of her books, Suitcase Filled with Nails: Lesson Learned from Teaching Art in Kuwait, and Babe in the Woods: Building a Life One Log at a Time, are available in print, digital and audio formats and have been the focus of film, television, and radio interviews across the country, including Rick Steves NPR program, in addition to being reviewed in print and electronic media and incorporated into college curriculum. In 2018 Yours in Sisterhood, a documentary, premiering at the Berlineal, included an interview with Yvonne at her log cabin with filmmaker Irene Lusztig. Babe in the Woods: Self Portrait is the second in a three-book series centered on living alone in a wilderness log cabin Yvonne built at age 18. It is a true story of her relationship with woodsy things in a place of risk and isolation. Over four decades later the log walls and the author show signs of weathering, but both remain rooted in a place of peace, quiet, beauty and repose. www.yvonnepepinwakefield.com
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December 23, 2021
S2 Episode 9 I'll do it when
S2 Episode 9 I'll do it when
Book your spot today www.theauthorsporch.com Suzanne Renee has dedicated her life to improving the quality of people's lives. As a direct result of years of personal development studies, she has gained the strength and courage to build a life of fulfillment and exploration. Suzanne earned her bachelor's degree from Binghamton University and, since then, has held leadership positions in the fields of hospitality and staffing. She is passionate about public speaking and is the president of her Toastmasters chapter. She currently lives in West Palm Beach, Florida. To learn more, please visit her website at SuzanneRenee.com.
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December 21, 2021
S2 Episode 8 Silent Freedom
S2 Episode 8 Silent Freedom
Book your Spot Today: www.theauthorsporch.com Aurea Franklin is a veteran of the 101st Airborne Division. During her service, Aurea received two Bronze Star Medals for meritorious service in a combat zone. She also holds three master’s degrees and is a lifetime member of the Federal Asian Pacific American Council (FAPAC), previously serving as chairwoman of FAPAC’s Mentoring Program and currently serving as Committee Advisor.  Now she is releasing her debut book, “Silent Freedom.” The book details her service, love, loss, and examines life at war from a women’s perspective. The four-part memoir is one of strength, faith, and resilience.  Aurea offers keen insight into a woman’s experience in a war zone and the unique challenges they face. For example, it is extremely difficult for women to travel by simply hitching a ride. silentfreedom101st.com
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December 18, 2021
S2 Episode 7 From fantasy to horror
S2 Episode 7 From fantasy to horror
Disabled Army Veteran, Law Enforcement Veteran, husband and super dad by nature. David Viergutz is the author of several novels and short stories from every flavor of horror. Take the plunge into David’s imagination as he delivers chill-bringing adventures where the good guy doesn’t always win. David remembers dragging a backpack full of books to class beginning in middle school and leaving his textbooks behind. David takes his inspiration from the greats and fell in love with complex universes from the desks of Nix, Tolkien, King, Stroud and Lovecraft to name a few. David’s imagination, combined with his experience in uniform give his books an edge when it comes to the spooky and unnerving. One day, David’s wife sat him down and gave him the confidence to start putting his imagination on paper. From then on out David’s creativity has no longer been stifled by self-doubt and he continues to write with a smile on his face in a dark, candle-lit room. “Things can always get worse.”
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December 14, 2021
S2 Episode 6 Trauma Informed
S2 Episode 6 Trauma Informed
Vince Bellitto is a trauma-informed coach that helps you create radical shifts in communication, optimize performance, and achieve self-realization by empowering you to access and transform the conflicting forces in mind, emotion, and body. He uses cutting edge science, tools, and processes called "Inner Coaching" which gives you direct access to and the ability to alter subconscious conditions and the root causes of lack, limitation, fear, failure, and suffering. https://vincebellitto.com/
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December 14, 2021
S2 Episode 5 Beguiled
S2 Episode 5 Beguiled
Book your spot today: www.theauthorsporch.com New York-born Alonzo Strange is an author that needs little introduction thanks to the great success of his hot selling four-part series, Tit 4 Tat. Known for his work in urban fiction, Strange’s works also include the novel Beyond Repair, which he co-authored with fellow urban fiction author, Terrance Frazier. Alonzo’s credentials include an Associate of Sociology and a Bachelor of Political Science; both from Potsdam University. His love for writing motivated him to spend over ten years teaching creative writing to other aspiring authors. He currently serves as the Vice President of PlaTy Multimedia & Publishing, where he partners with CEO, Tyrell Plair, to facilitate live coaching and writing classes along with downloadable classes that allow clients to learn at their own pace. Mr. Strange is a creative mind that enjoys spending time with family and friends, traveling to exciting destinations, and taking road trips on his motorcycle in his leisure time.
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December 14, 2021
S2 Episode #4 In The Hole
S2 Episode #4 In The Hole
Book Your Spot www.theauthorsporch.com Ben Levin is an autistic teenager who has been in love with stories ever since he was a little boy. “Stories constantly pop into my mind like magic and I feel a need to share them with other kids,” says Ben. The published author of the multiple-book series, “Nellie’s Friends” written for grammar school readers, Ben also authored “Ollie and The Race” for early readers.  His breakout novel, “In The Hole” (Jumpmaster Press, Fall 2021) gives hope and inspiration to young adults and their families who face homelessness and economic insecurities during this challenging time. Ben’s greatest wish is to bring joy through his writing to kids all over the world. Ben is proud to be autistic and is using his status as an author on the spectrum to serve as an example of how autism is not a setback, but a gift.  He wants others on the autism spectrum to know that they are as capable of following their dreams as anyone else. “The label doesn’t matter,” says Ben. “We are capable of making our dreams come true too!” Born in Lexington, Massachusetts, Ben currently resides in New Jersey with his parents, brother Jake, and two dogs. When he isn’t writing, Ben enjoys reading, playing sports, hanging out with friends, and listening to the Beatles. https://www.facebook.com/BenLevinAuthor  https://www.instagram.com/benlevinauthor/
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December 14, 2021
S2 Episode #3 Katz Island
S2 Episode #3 Katz Island
Book your spot on the show www.theauthorsporch.com Author Katherine E. Soto- Creating New Worlds is a writer of fantasy novels. She was born and raised in California with a few teen years spent in Georgia and Tennessee.  She has a BA in Anthropology and earned three teaching credentials. She taught for twenty years, fifteen spent teaching in 6th grade learning handicapped classrooms. Her first writings were free-form poetry, although there are fond memories of creative stories written for her grandmother. Katherine enjoys composing short stories, flash fiction, poetry, sci-fi/fantasy novels, and nonfiction. She claims her writing muse is a dragon who rampages in her mind until she sits down and starts creating. She has written a sci-fi/fantasy fiction novel, with a series in mind. She enjoys reading science fiction and fantasy books, creating art journals, and antiquing. https://www.amazon.com/dp/ https://katherineesoto-author.com/ https://www.facebook.com/groups/authorkatherineesotocreatingnewworlds
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December 01, 2021
S2 Episode #2 - The Christmas Spirit
S2 Episode #2 - The Christmas Spirit
Book your spot on the show today: www.theauthorsporch.com Tom Leihbacher has lived in Briarcliff Manor, New York for most of his life. After graduating from Briarcliff High School and then the University of Florida, he returned home and began a career in the media and advertising sales business.  He and his family live in the Tree Streets and enjoy a rich life filled with church and community involvement and great friendships. He listens to Dr. Cook's Walk with the King broadcast each morning before boarding a Manhattan-bound commuter train at Scarborough Station; passes through Law Park and the Pine Forest frequently; enjoys membership at Sleepy Hollow Country Club; stops for sunsets over the Hudson River and once in a while can be found skating at one of the frozen ponds in town.  After more than 35 years in the corporate world, A Gift Most Rare is his first novel. A summer sequel will be ready soon. please visit https://www.tomleihbacher.com/
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November 30, 2021
S2 Episode #1 - The Humble Alpha
S2 Episode #1 - The Humble Alpha
Book Your Show Today www.theauthorsporch.com Steven Eugene Kuhn is a U.S. Military combat veteran who has been hand-picked to consult with some of the most influential people in the world (rock stars, singers, actors, business leaders, and politicians) to turn around their business and how to expand their brand, build value and loyalty and develop strategies for increasing beneficial relationships for increased revenue and achieving true Quality of Life (QOL). Steven is a best-selling author and has a new book that was just released with his partner and co-author Lane Belone, (Special Forces Green Beret veteran) with the title Unleash Your Humble Alpha Steven has trained, coached, and participated in leadership roles in nearly every capacity: historical leadership of European Royalty, Military Combat Operations leadership, political leadership in Europe and the US, spiritual leadership from the Natives in North and South America, monks in Europe, having turned around hundreds of around the world. Leadership from nearly all walks of life, all synthesized into what he calls Humble Alpha Leadership. Steven Kuhn and Lane Belone help leaders how to achieve their own version of quality of life with their Humble Alpha Paradigm Advisory Program. https://www.linkedin.com/in/stevenekuhn/ https://www.facebook.com/StevenKuhnOfficial/ https://humblealpha.com
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November 29, 2021
Episode 50, Mirror Images
Episode 50, Mirror Images
Book your spot on the show www.theauthorsporch.com We welcome fellow author and podcaster CJ Robinson to The Authors porch. Join the authors and airways group: https://www.facebook.com/groups/1027525521365121
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November 08, 2021
Episode 49, This Too Shall Pass
Episode 49, This Too Shall Pass
Book your Spot On The Show www.theauthorsporch.com Meet The Author - Marisa Billions Marisa Billions is a high school English teacher in Southern California. She holds a bachelor’s and master’s degree in Criminology. She is the author of the fiction novel, This Too Shall Pass and is working on her upcoming second novel. She lives in Southern California with her wife, Stephanie, and son Alexander and two Boxer Dogs, Max and Ruby.
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November 08, 2021
Episode #48 Witty Women
Episode #48 Witty Women
Book your spot Today www.theauthorsporch.com E has a thing for writing witty women, swoony men, and the steamy scenes that bring them together.  An American from the Midwest, she now lives in Europe with her small pack of humans. She types away on her laptop with music on repeat, a donut in one hand, a whiskey or coffee in the other, and the occasional glance at her yoga mat that she should probably use again. She loves finding a new book boyfriend, hearing from other authors, and connecting with people who read her books. https://instagram.com/authorehlyon  https://www.bookbub.com/profile/e-h-lyon  https://facebook.com/authorehlyon
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November 02, 2021
Episode #47 A violinist and the devil
Episode #47 A violinist and the devil
Book your spot today: www.theauthorsporch.com J.W. helps catch naughty folk for the Government. He's taught English Conversation in Japan and can analyze anyone's handwriting. He's sailed through the Suez Canal twice and hunted pirates in the Persian Gulf. He's climbed to the top of Mount Fuji, been kicked off Mount Rainier, and he's successfully run in the Walt Disney World Marathon as a woman. When he worked at the FBI, his thesis on Red Flag Behaviors Found in Relationships, earned him an invitation to present a paper at the First Annual Forensics Congress in China, which led him to write his award-winning book Naughty or Nice - Whose List Are You On? available as a handout during lectures. He co-authored the bestselling book, The Happiness Code with Ray Brehm, and other authors, who all share their personal happiness hacks you can use too. And His latest book, The Devil Pulls the Strings as seen on ABC, CBS, Fox, NBC, Tickler News Live, and the NY Post, received the Firebird Award, the Literary Titan Award, the International Review of Books Badge of Achievement, made Chanticleer's Mystery and Mayhem Shortlist, and Chanticleer's Fantasy Long List. This book received 5-Star Book Reviews from Book Viral, Clarion, Chanticleer, Literary Titan, readers on Goodreads.com, Amazon.com, Onlinebookclub.com, Reader's Favorite, and listeners on Audible.com. And the book's cinematic trailer selected to move forward in the American Golden Picture International Film Festival competition. www.jwzarek.com
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October 28, 2021
Episode #46 Today I Decide
Episode #46 Today I Decide
Book your spot now: www.theauthorsporch.com Richard Kaufman originally hails from Belleville, NJ. He proudly served in the United States Army from 1986 to 1988 before a temporary break in service. He would continue to serve in the Army National Guard from 1991 to 2012 before medically retiring after 23 years of service. During his time in the service, Richard supported multiple operations, including Operation Enduring freedom. He held three military occupations, Armor crew member, Calvary Scout, and Infantryman. Like many veterans, Rich is no stranger to struggles. He struggled with substance abuse addiction, traumatic brain injury, and post-traumatic stress disorder. Recently, Rich celebrated 32 years of sobriety. Having overcome drug addiction, alcoholism, and homelessness, he now helps people struggling with depression or other mental health or addiction-related issues. The community knows Rich as the comeback coach and author of ‘A Hero’s Journey from Darkness to Light.’ He also is the host of the 8th most listened to veteran podcast online, ‘Success… Your Why, Powers Your How’. He interviews many guests ranging from business leaders, Vetrepreneurs, and other prominent figures to talk about their unique journey and struggles. He is pushing the #todayidecide campaign, which is focused and assisting people with mental health struggles. Married to his lovely wife Michelle, Rich has three children: Sean, 18, Liam, 16, and Linda Lee, eight, and currently lives in Arlington, NJ. #thecomebackcoach
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October 28, 2021
Episode #45 Just Like My Dad
Episode #45 Just Like My Dad
Book Your Spot Today: www.theauthorsporch.com Elizabeth Johnson- Brooklyn, New York native, Elizabeth Johnson is a break-out author with a very promising writing career ahead of her. Signed with PlaTy Multimedia & Publishing, Elizabeth is introducing her first work to the world of children’s books on May 16, 2021. Her debut title, Just Like my Dad, is co-authored with the already well-established author, Tyrell Plair. Elizabeth’s resume boasts an Associate of Science in Early Childhood Education, an Associate of Arts in General Education, and she is currently pursuing her Bachelor of Science in Organizational Management. Currently residing in Palm Bay, Florida with her husband and son, Elizabeth spends her spare time baking, watching football, traveling, honing her skills as a photographer, and volunteering in the church and her local community. Tyrell Plair- Born in the windy city of Chicago, Illinois, Tyrell Plair knew the wind would blow his way, even if he had to create the breeze. He took an interest in reading and writing at a young age, which led him to begin writing poetry for his classmates. Over the years, Tyrell honed his skills as a writer by ghostwriting novels, penning screenplays, and adding film directing to his repertoire. In 2019 he released his debut novel “Stolen Innocence” as an independent author. Realizing the struggles as an independent author, Tyrell decided to write and produce books as a business, thus forming “PlaTy Multimedia.” Tyrell has written and produced commercials for “Outrageous Love Foundation,” “L&J Multicultural Barbershop,” and other film projects. Tyrell also has several new novels on the way, including the highly anticipated Urban thriller “Illusions.” With a roster full of talent and drive to match, Tyrell envisions PlaTy Multimedia as being the number one media and publishing company in the world. With a roster that boasts experienced and talented authors, such as Alonzo Strange of “Tit4Tat” and Alan Little, creator of the “Country Boy” series, Tyrell Plair feels like there literally is no limit to what they can achieve. Tyrell developed unheralded leadership skills as a soldier in the United States Army with a tour in Kuwait. He also holds a Bachelor of Science in Applied Psychology with a Media and Technology concentration from the University of Phoenix. When not fulfilling his role as Chief Operating Officer of Platy Multimedia, you can find Tyrell locked in on a game of chess, fishing, or enjoying his family and friends. www.platymm.com
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October 25, 2021
Episode #44 That's What She Said
Episode #44 That's What She Said
Book your spot on The Authors Porch now: www.theauthorsporch.com Sedona Ashe is the exciting new voice in paranormal shifter romance and epic urban fantasy. Hailing from a small town in Tennessee, near the Great Smoky Mountains, Sedona enjoys reading and writing stories filled with powerful paranormal females and sexy supernatural shifter men. Sedona is married and has a tea collection of over 300 teas from around the world, which her husband claims have become an obsession! When Sedona isn't writing, she enjoys hiking, free diving, and photography. She shares her home with her husband and their three kids, four pups, five cats, an arctic fox, chickens, a crazy turkey, and way too many reptiles! Sedona says it best… “My whole life is crazy! Scuba diving with sharks, studying foreign languages, bungee jumping, free diving, mermaiding, cliff jumping, and maintaining a truffiere (truffle farm). I do have a crazy goal of writing a million words in a year. I dream of spending six months in Thailand and Indonesia someday.” www.sedonaashe.com
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October 22, 2021
Episode #43 Self Publishing Mastery
Episode #43 Self Publishing Mastery
Book your spot on The Authors Porch: www.theauthorsporch.com A.G. Billig – Writer, Inner Transformation Coach, Founder of Self-Publishing Mastery A.G. Billig is a published author, public speaker, author coach, and the founder of the award-winning blog Self-Publishing Mastery. She’s a frequent presenter at writers’ conferences in the US and Europe. As an author, she writes fiction and non-fiction books revolving around love. Books that, hopefully, over the years, will have lit a spark in people’s eyes, giving them more confidence and hope. Books that will have empowered them to love themselves, love what they do, and love their lives. As a self-publishing expert and author coach, A.G. Billig uses her book marketing and publishing expertise to help authors become successful. Her key areas of expertise are brand building, traditional media and PR, book launch events and campaigns, public appearances (including audio and video interviews), and mindfulness tools for writers. Author website: http://www.agbillig.com;  Facebook: http://www.facebook.com/AGBillig;  Instagram: http://www.instagram.com/agbilligauthor;  YT: https://www.youtube.com/channel/UChsy0eiwTGbqeQvIBg7E_3w
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October 13, 2021
Episode #42 On The Page Author Services
Episode #42 On The Page Author Services
Book your Spot on The Authors Porch www.theauthorsporch.com Christy and Debbe are Author PA's who created On The Page author Services which created a platform to match PA's with authors so they no longer have to be in a lineup of authors inundated with multiple requests for meet and greets. They offer a wide range of services to include ala carte options to meet each author's need regardless of location. https://otpauthorservices.com https://www.facebook.com/groups/onthepageauthorandpaservicesbookpromos https://www.facebook.com/groups/706665656529141 https://www.facebook.com/OnthepagePaServices Newsletter link  http://bit.ly/2KT6KkI
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October 11, 2021
Episode #41 Letters of Love
Episode #41 Letters of Love
Book Your spot on The Authors Porch: www.theauthorsporch.com Let's welcome Melissa Desveaux to The Authors Porch Melissa experienced loss through miscarriage and stillbirth, which set her on the path of her author career when she wrote her memoir,  My Life of Loss, and since has compiled and published two anthologies, Light for the way and Comfort for the Tears. These collections were written by women who have also experienced pregnancy struggles. Through these endeavors, Melissa has won an Australia Day Award  for her dedication and commitment to helping families deal with pregnancy and infant loss and is a Peer Support Ambassador for the  Pink Elephants Support Network. Melissa is featured in many publications, one being on the Brainz 500 Global list of 2020, and has contributed to many anthologies.  Her latest anthology, Letters of Love, was written by numerous authors around the world who share love in many forms to be great for love in their lives. releasing in a few days. Melissa is an author consultant who takes steps to help aspiring authors write and publish their personal stories. www.melissadesveaux.com
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October 09, 2021
Episode #40 Birthday Wishes & 2022 Kisses
Episode #40 Birthday Wishes & 2022 Kisses
Book a spot on The Authors Porch www.theauthorsporch.com In this episode CJ thanks everyone for a fantastic birthday and announces some 2022 projects. Follow CJ: www.theauthorsporch.com www.facebook.com/authorcjiveslopez www.instagram.com/cjiveslopez13
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October 01, 2021
Episode #39 Changing the Narrative
Episode #39 Changing the Narrative
Book your spot on The Authors Porch: www.theauthorsporch.com F.D. Fair is a paranormal romance author who was born and raised in Ontario, Canada. She is a wife and mother to three beautiful boys who keep her on her toes. She has always loved everything strange, unexplained, and magical. She started as an avid reader of paranormal romance and created fantastical stories in her head which she eventually put down on paper, starting her Westwood Pack Series. Follow FD https://fdfairauthor.wixsite.com/website
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October 01, 2021
Episode #38 Climate Change over 40,000 Years
Episode #38 Climate Change over 40,000 Years
Book your spot today: www.theauthorsporch.com Hari D. Sharma is a Ph.D. civil and geo-environmental engineering expert, whose research has been published in renowned technology journals and is currently used as textbooks at prestigious academic institutions, including Stanford University. He is also the author of seven non-fiction books and dedicates his efforts to environmental preservation and improving the quality of human life. "Climate Change and Leadership Shaping Civilizations: An Ongoing Journey of 40,000 Years as Evidenced by Iconic Monuments and Statues" is available on pre-order and will be released in October 2021 Amazon Author Page: https://www.amazon.com/Hari-D.-Sharma-Phd/e/B09CVW2MTJ; LinkedIn: https://www.linkedin.com/in/hari-d-sharma-ph-d-f-asce-28208921a/;  Amazon book page: https://www .amazon.com/Climate-Change-Leadership-Shaping-Civilizations- ebook/dp/B09DFDPH37/
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September 27, 2021
Episode #37 Learn from a Chief
Episode #37 Learn from a Chief
Book your spot on the show: www.theauthorsporch.com Ralph Ave is a Chief Master Sergeant from the United States Air Force Reserves who currently serves as a Federal employee for the Department of Navy. Throughout his career, Ralph served in multiple leadership positions in and out of the military. One thing he has learned is to lead people with compassion and empathy. Early in Ralph's career, he learned that individual titles did not matter but how you treated them did. Building relationships is what sticks in the end. straightresumeenhancement@gmail.com
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September 27, 2021
Episode #36 Oh What a Klutz
Episode #36 Oh What a Klutz
Book Your Spot Today: www.theauthorsporch.com "Sedona Ashe is the exciting new voice in paranormal shifter romance and epic urban fantasy. Hailing from a small town in Tennessee, near the Great Smoky Mountains, Sedona enjoys reading and writing stories filled with powerful paranormal females and sexy supernatural shifter men. www.sedonaashe.com
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September 24, 2021
Episode #35 What's cooking on the pages.
Episode #35 What's cooking on the pages.
Book Your Spot Today: www.theauthorsporch.com Melissa Bourbon is the national bestselling author of more than twenty-five mystery books, including the Book Magic mysteries, the Lola Cruz Mysteries, A Magical Dressmaking Mystery series, and the Bread Shop Mysteries, written as Winnie Archer. She is a former middle school English teacher who gave up the classroom in order to live in her imagination full time. Melissa lives in North Carolina with her educator husband, Carlos. She is beyond fortunate to be living the life of her dreams. Social Media: Website: http://melissabourbon.com Book Warriors Online Book Club: https://www.facebook.com/groups/BookWarriors Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/bookishly_cozy/ Goodreads: https://www.goodreads.com/.../show/5423119.Melissa_Bourbon YouTube: https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCmyAuh_IzHHYkzWzuZg9OVA
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September 22, 2021
Episode #34 From Russia with love.
Episode #34 From Russia with love.
Book your spot on The Authors Porch: www.theauthorsporch.com Evelyn Puerto reads just about anything and writes in multiple genres. When she married, she inherited three stepdaughters, a pair of step-grandsons, and a neurotic cat. Currently, she writes from South Carolina. www.evelynpuerto.com twitter https://twitter.com/evelyn_puerto Facebook https://www.facebook.com/Author.Evelyn.Puerto Instagram https://www.instagram.com/theevelynpuerto/ Bookbub https://www.bookbub.com/authors/evelyn-puerto
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September 15, 2021
Episode #33 The one that made you cry
Episode #33 The one that made you cry
Book your spot on the show www.theauthorsporch.com Award-winning author Tina Hogan Grant was born in England and moved to the States in 1979. After moving to California, she became a commercial fisherwoman and spent ten years fishing off the southern coast of California with her husband Gordon. After retiring from fishing, they moved to a small mountain community in CA and spent the next ten years building their dream home, doing most of the work themselves. Grant enjoys writing suspense romances, stories with strong female characters who know what they want and aren't afraid to chase their dreams. Favorite quote: "There's no such word as can't " When Grant is not lost in her world of writing she enjoys riding ATVs, hiking and discovering new trails, and going on long road trips. Grant's book Better Endings won a gold medal award for Best Fiction Adventure 2020 Follow tina on her social media links by using this link Website: https://www.tinahogangrant.com Facebook: https://business.facebook.com/Tina.Hogan.Grant.Author/ Facebook Group: https://www.facebook.com/groups/tinahogangrant/ Bookbub: https://www.bookbub.com/authors/tina-hogan-grant Pinterest: https://www.pinterest.com/tinahogangrant/ Goodreads: https://www.goodreads.com/user/show/11947664-tina-hogan-grant Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/tina_hogan_grant/ Amazon Author Page: https://www.amazon.com/Tina-Hogan-Grant/e/B07HLDXDGV/ TikTok: https://www.tiktok.com/@tinahgrant
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September 12, 2021
Episode #32 - Dreams of a Daughter
Episode #32 - Dreams of a Daughter
Book your Spot on The Authors Porch www.theauthorsporch.com Viki Esther Chang has been a YouTube Channel interviewer and producer for her channels since 2016. She believes we all should document our lives in the digital world for perpetuity as our legacy. Viki uncovers important life stories of people with her series that include Education, Entrepreneurship, New Millenium women, faith discovery, mothers & Daughters, tech talks, The global pandemic, Pandemic in your country, Faith in the pandemic, Love in the pandemic, and many more. Her book "Candles In The Wind, Dreams Of a Daughter" is a tribute to her dearly departed mother in honor of her memory and legacy, and explores the three-year journey of grief and healing.
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September 10, 2021
Episode #31 Bikers and Taboo Romance
Episode #31 Bikers and Taboo Romance
Book your spot on the show www.theauthorsporch.com Aviana West is an erotic romance author in romantic suspense, contemporary, and dark romance sub-genres. She writes BDSM, Mafia, MC, rockstar, forbidden, and billionaire tropes along with many others. https://linktr.ee/avianawest
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September 08, 2021
Episode #30 50 Shades of Blood
Episode #30 50 Shades of Blood
Book your spot today www.theauthorsporch.com Melissa Sercia is an award-winning Urban Fantasy and Paranormal Romance author with a passion for philosophy, mythology, and all things supernatural. She is the author of the Blood and Darkness and Beautiful Dark Beasts series’.Melissa lives in California with her man and her cat. When she’s not building dark fantasy worlds and slaying demons, you can find her in the kitchen cooking with a glass of wine in her hand. www.melissasercia.com
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September 01, 2021
Episode #29 What About The Forgotten?
Episode #29 What About The Forgotten?
Book Your Spot Today www.theauthorsporch.com Clyve Rose has been writing historical romance fiction for the best part of two decades. She works in the historical romance, fantasy, and speculative fiction genres. She also creates literary novels under an alternative pen name. In between her devotion to fiction writing, Clyve researches various mythologies and historical periods, often basing her characters on actual historical personalities. When Clyve isn’t writing fiction, she can be found pounding the sand at just about any of the beautiful beaches near her Australian home. She is also addicted to short-haul ocean swims and has a ‘thing’ for Poseidon, the ancient Greek god of the Seas. Much of the inspiration in her stories are drawn from the ocean landscapes near her home. One of her novels was longlisted for a 2010 Hachette Award for Fiction while her paranormal short story The One Below is a Sexy Scribbles award-winning piece. The first piece she ever had published was a fictional biography of an erotica writer who made a living crafting extremely explicit dating profiles for online chat sites. She lives fairly simple these days, sharing her home with a small white demon-dog and a budding Amazon warrior. Clyve Rose believes that love is the highest and strongest force in the world and that it only manifests when we are our best and truest selves. Anything less, and we diminish our divinity. She believes she will continue writing about love in all its various, glorious forms, and that one day her epitaph will read ‘just one more read-through’. Twitter: clyverose Instagram: clyverose Facebook: www.facebook.com/clyve.rose.5
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August 29, 2021
Episode #28 - Heretics & Poetry
Episode #28 - Heretics & Poetry
Book your Spot: www.theauthorsporch.com Beth Hildenbrand lives in Ephrata, Pennsylvania. She is the author of the Dark Fantasy novel Cain Heretic Son. She has also published a book of poetry The Path of Temptation. Beth enjoys classic black and white horror movies. She writes with her headphones on blasting heavy metal music and refers to concerts as her therapy. When Beth isn't writing she is reading the books of her fellow Indie Authors.
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August 25, 2021
Episode #27 True Loaf
Episode #27 True Loaf
Book Your Spot on The Authors Porch www.theauthorsporch.com L. Austen Johnson is an award-winning writer, designer, and disability advocate. She studied English, Archaeology, and Astronomy in university, which may explain her love for stargazing and time-traveling. She holds a B.A. from the University of Virginia and an M.A. from the University of Chicago. She’s an avid reader, a sometimes songwriter, and an attempter of various art projects. When she’s not working, you can find her searching for animals to pet, singing off-key in the shower, and learning the art of making the perfect cup of tea. Find out more about her books.
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August 18, 2021
Episode #26 The Adventures of Emerald
Episode #26 The Adventures of Emerald
Book your Spot on The Authors' Porch www.theauthorsporch.com I am Victoria J. Hyla (Victoria Hyla Maldonado) and the author of the Hearts Drawn Wyld trilogy (In Death We Part, Running in the Mists, Awake in Elysian Fields) as well as several anthology short stories, and the children’s books (Bartleby the Brave, Mieodsin el Valiente) and the upcoming Tears for the Butterfly. I also am the editor of The Evidence I Have Lived. I have been writing my entire life and, when not authoring, I work as a freelance writer and editor in the western suburbs of Chicago with my husband and children. I first published under my maiden name (Victoria J. Hyla), which is still my romance publishing name. I grew up, and have mostly lived, in the Chicago suburbs. I now live in the far western suburbs of Chicago with my husband, five-year-old twins, and sometimes my 15-year-old stepson. I’ve been blessed to make this author thing work full time, but I’ve had careers as a writer and editor and a teacher of English, English as a Second Language, and French at the middle school and high school levels.
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August 04, 2021
Episode #25 Hitchiking the world away
Episode #25 Hitchiking the world away
Book a spot on The Authors' Porch www.theauthorsporch.com Sophie is a personal assistant to a high net worth person and their family, along with a super creative mind.  She hosts a podcast whine with Sophie and has a psycho-spiritual business called Sophfree. She has a degree in psychology training in psychotherapy and a coaching certificate in holistic health coaching. She is a natural empath with compassion and intuition to help professional women heal their core-soul wounds. Her debut memoir "There's Always a Hitch" was inspired by her mother's diary from her travels in 1958 with her best friends and showed the friendship, resilience, and insights into women of the time along with Sophie's travels and adventures in the current day.  Follow Sophie: https://www.facebook.com/hitchgirls3 https://www.facebook.com/sophie.sherwin/ https://www.instagram.com/sophfree.sophie/ https://www.linkedin.com/in/sophie-sherwin/
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July 21, 2021
Episode #24 - Small towns and wild flowers
Episode #24 - Small towns and wild flowers
Book your spot today. www.theauthorsporch.com Shawna Rodrigues’ roots are in a small town and a big family. Her appreciation for beauty stemmed from the orchards, lakes, and mountains of Southern Oregon. Her sense of adventure from chasing siblings in their alfalfa field and clamoring to get the perfect blackberry. Her drive to make a difference meant a career that moved her all over the United States and helped her learn how much she loved experiencing unknown places and connecting with people. She found that the illumination of a cityscape could be just as entrancing as the brilliant stars of a country night. She also discovered her passion for travel—whether lounging on a beach, traversing a mountain, or savoring a downtown coffee shop. In 2017, when the world went sideways—as it sometimes does—she half-jokingly told her friends she needed to write or else the universe would keep giving her things to write about. And here she is interweaving life lessons with endearing characters and transformative experiences to create women’s fiction that helps us see how universal many of our experiences are and what a gift it can be to escape into the pages of a book. Follow Shawna: www.facebook.com/shawnapdxbos (@ShawnaPDXBOS) www.instagram.com/shawnabospdx (@ShawnaBOSPDX) www.shawnarodrigues.com eBook - https://www.amazon.com/dp/B08P3M5GQD/ paperback - https://www.amazon.com/dp/1913206300 signed paperback - https://shawnarodrigues.com/?page_id=258
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July 14, 2021
Episode #23, Let's Get Royal
Episode #23, Let's Get Royal
Book Your Spot Today: www.theauthorsporch.com Luvy Lubker has researched Queen Victoria’s family for over 7 years, and the Victorian Era for 10, as she read about Charlotte Bronte and the literary world before the Royals. She has always more or less been a researcher, but her focus as a child was animals, biology. She has read about many different branches of Queen Victoria’s family and their connections but always come back to Roger Fulford’s books of Queen Victoria’s letters with her eldest daughter, Victoria, Princess Royal, or Vicky, who married the future Emperor Friedrich III, Fritz, and became the mother of Kaiser Wilhelm II. She has been teaching herself German for over 3 years and working to translate books of “Fritz”’s diary for over a year. Luv lives in Texas and also enjoys spending time with her family, making and eating delicious raw food, riding her bike (which she has only been able to ride for a year even though she has been able to ride a unicycle since she was 7), reading and researching. Follow LUV: https://therivalcourts.com https://www.facebook.com/luvy.lubker/ https://www.facebook.com/RoyalHistory18371918/ https://www.youtube.com/user/LuvCritters
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June 30, 2021
Episode #22 Just clear off the table and go for it
Episode #22 Just clear off the table and go for it
Join us on the porch: www.theauthorsporch.com Loren Beeson is a dreamer, artist, radiologic technologist, and author who loves animals and people. Always writing short stories as a young child and young adult, she knew she wanted to become an author someday. Betting Blind is Loren's NEW RELEASE. A new heart-pounding, roller-coaster romance. Cassidy Smith is desperate for some excitement. Her free-spirited best friend keeps her on her toes with the occasional misadventure, but deep down, she just needs... more. Jack Campbell’s got a one-track mind. He works hard to provide for the guys who work for him and even harder to keep his bar running in tip-top shape. He can’t afford the temptation of Cassidy being more than just a temporary employee, but against his better judgment, he offers the beautiful blonde a job at his bar. Loren can be found in her cozy home in Texas with her nose in a book, her corgi and mini-Aussie on her lap, and her son trailing along with her and her husband through their many adventures. Follow Loren: Loren Beeson www.instagram.com/Loren_beeson_books www.twitter.com/LorenBeeson www.goodreads.com/author/show/20860547.Loren_Beeson
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June 23, 2021
Episode #21 - If you want to write, you will
Episode #21 - If you want to write, you will
Book your spot on the show today: www.theauthorsporch.com Born in the medieval town of Wexford on the east coast of Ireland, K K Weakley played in Selskar Abbey and other castle ruins as a child. Ignited by tales of warriors and witches, she draws upon her passion and her Irish storytelling heritage to create this fascinating story about modern-day witches. SEKHET is a tale of young love and horror, laced with psychology and subtle humor, where good triumphs over evil. Maybe! KK's witches live in Seattle and in a small town on Washington – Canadian border. Karen lives in eastern Washington State and travels back and forth to Ireland often. Follow KK: www.kkweakley.com/ K K Weakley www.pinterest.com/kkweakley/ www.linkedin.com/in/k-k-weakley-b7550928 authorkkweakley.simplesite.com/ www.instagram.com/kkweakley/ http://bookmarketingglobalnetwork.com/.../k-k-weakleys.../ www.amazon.com/K-K-Weakley/e/B0813PYNMW/ref www.goodreads.com/author/show/7304371.K_K_Weakley
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June 16, 2021
Episode #20 You're Going To Suck Until you Don't
Episode #20 You're Going To Suck Until you Don't
Book your spot today www.theauthorsporch.com Russell Nohelty is a USA Today bestselling author, publisher, and consultant. He runs the small press Wannabe Press and The Complete Creative, which helps creatives build better businesses. He’s run successful Kickstarter campaigns for Ichabod Jones: Monster Hunter, The Godsverse Chronicles, Katrina Hates the Dead, My Father Didn’t Kill Himself, Spaceship Broken: Needs Repairs, and I Can’t Stop Tooting: A Love Story, Monsters and Other Scary Shit, Cthulhu is Hard to Spell volume 1 and 2, and Pixie Dust raising over $200,000 on the platform to date, including five campaigns that raised over $20,000 each, and two that raised over $30,000. He’s also written several graphic novels, novels, and children’s books which all can be found on his site, www.russellnohelty.com. For the last several years, Russell has cataloged and documented his own journey to build a creative business. He interviewed hundreds of other successful creators and dissected their stories to find out how they built and sustained their careers. He compiled all the lessons, successes, and failures he learned into his creative academy, The Complete Creative, www.thecompletecreative.com, which includes, courses, a podcast, a blog, and two books How to Build a Creative Business, a practical guide to building a sustainable business as a creative, and How to Become a Successful Author, a focused compendium of everything Russell has learned becoming a six-figure author. He is dedicated to showing other creatives how to build their own businesses through his company, The Complete Creative. He truly believes anybody can be a success as long as they treat themselves as an entrepreneur and run their career like a business. Follow Russell: www.thecompletecreative.com. Twitter: @russellnohelty Instagram: @russellnohelty Facebook: /russellnohelty Follow The Authors Porch: www.theauthorsporch.com Twitter: @theauthorsporch Instagram: @theauthorsporch Follow CJ Ives Lopez Twitter: @cjiveslopez Instagram @cjiveslopez13 Facebook @authorcjiveslopez All Productions by iLO Multimedia RGV, LLC
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June 11, 2021
Episode #19 Becoming a Well Rounded Author
Episode #19 Becoming a Well Rounded Author
Tonight we welcome Joyce Reynolds-Ward to The Authors Porch. www.theauthorsporch.com Joyce Reynolds-Ward is a speculative fiction writer who splits her time between Enterprise and Portland, Oregon. Her short stories have appeared in Black-Eyed Peas on New Year’s Day, Children of a Different Sky, River, How Beer Saved the World 1 and 2, Fantasy Scroll Magazine, and Trust and Treachery among others. Her books include three series: The Netwalk Sequence (Netwalk: Extended Edition, Netwalker Uprising, Netwalk’s Children, and Netwalking Space), Goddess’s Honor (Beyond Honor, Pledges of Honor, Challenges of Honor, Choices of Honor, and Judgment of Honor) and The Martiniere Legacy (base trilogy Inheritance, Ascendant, Realization; related work The Heritage of Michael Martiniere and Broken Angel: The Lost Years of Gabriel Martiniere plus three forthcoming books), as well as current standalone Alien Savvy and Klone’s Stronghold. Joyce has edited two anthologies, Pulling Up Stakes and Whimsical Beasts. She has earned Semifinalist and Honorable Mention placements in Writers of the Future. Her book Pledges of Honor was a 2018 Self Published Fantasy Blog-Off Semifinalist. Besides writing, Joyce enjoys reading, quilting, horses, and other outdoor activities. She is a member of Soroptimist International of Wallowa County. Joyce is also a Board member of the Northwest Independent Writers Association. Joyce spent ten years working as a special education teacher in a small rural middle school on Mt. Hood. That job opened the pathway for skiing and spending a few years as a teacher ski bum. She spent two years teaching online PE and Health (yes, it’s doable, no, it doesn’t involve Skype) which was a fascinating experience in many ways. This experience provides the foundation for one of Joyce’s recent books, Klone’s stronghold, in which the central character needs to figure out how to teach her cryptid construct students. The ski bum teacher life also drove a good part of the background of Joyce’s characters in the Netwalk Sequence series. Joyce also currently owns one horse, a 20-year-old Quarter Horse mare, Miss Olena Chic (Mocha). Joyce’s horse experience goes back to age nine when her parents were given a yearling Shetland pony. She acquired not only a lot of bruises from that pony but a decent riding seat. Unlike many other writers in the science fiction and fantasy genre, however, Joyce rides Western and not dressage, and aligns more with cowboys than knights. Somehow that shows up in her fantasy stories. Joyce’s horse background also plays a large role in her most recent work, The Martiniere Legacy series. Follow Joyce: www.joycereynoldsward.com https://jreynoldsward.dreamwidth.org/ https://www.amazon.com/Joyce-Reynolds-Ward/e/B00HIP821Y https://www.facebook.com/pg/authorjoycerw/posts Twitter: @JoyceReynoldsW1 Newsletter signup: http://tinyletter.com/JoyceReynolds-Ward Ko-Fi link: https://ko-fi.com/I2I69R9Z Substack link: https://joycereynoldsward.substack.com/ Follow The Authors Porch: www.theauthorsporch.com The Authors Porch www.instagram.com/theauthorsporch www.twitter.com/theauthorsporch Follow CJ: CJ Ives Lopez www.instagram.com/cjiveslopez13 www.twitter.com/cjiveslopez www.pinterest.com/cjiveslopez www.goodreads.com/cjiveslopez https://www.amazon.com/~/e/B08BV3D94S All Productions by iLO Multimedia RGV, LLC: www.ilomultimediargv.com
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June 02, 2021
Episode #18 Live Shamelessly
Episode #18 Live Shamelessly
Join us on The Porch: www.theauthorsporch.com Veronica Crystal Young is a HealthCare Corp Executive for 0ver 30 years, a leadership, resilience & change coach, award-winning speaker, and # 1 International Best Selling Author….and on the creative side, she is a professional actress, singer, and producer. You may have seen her on episodes of the Golden Girls with Betty White, starring on stage in Broadway Classic Musicals like Sound of Music, South Pacific, and Annie Get Your Gun or lead singing with the Country Band Crystal Whiskey. As CEO and founder of Hollywood-based Crystal Eyes Enterprises, she has produced TV Cable Series Pilots, Promos, and commercials most notable an AFI Red Carpet Promo for a Lifetime Achievement Award for Actor/Producer Michael Douglas and the Nature Series TV ArtScapes. Her speaking list includes the Harvard Club of Boston with Suzanne Somers, NASDAQ, and Carnegie Hall, to name a few. She is the #1 International Best-selling author of “Get it Done!” where 15 Entrepreneurs share secrets of success. And she is the sole author of 2 other books “The other side of Pain- overcoming childhood sexual abuse,” and “Shameless - 7 steps to reclaim your power.” She is passionate about speaking and writing about living free of shame and the Hold that the past …..can have on your Today. Because your past does not DEFINE you. Your courage and choices today do. Don’t chase success, Chase Fulfillment. Follow Veronica: @KnowURPower365 Follow The Authors Porch: www.theauthorsporch.com The Authors Porch www.instagram.com/theauthorsporch www.twitter.com/theauthorsporch Follow CJ: CJ Ives Lopez www.instagram.com/cjiveslopez13 www.twitter.com/cjiveslopez www.pinterest.com/cjiveslopez www.goodreads.com/cjiveslopez https://www.amazon.com/~/e/B08BV3D94S All Productions by iLO Multimedia RGV, LLC: www.ilomultimediargv.com
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May 27, 2021
Episode #17 K.T. Egan
Episode #17 K.T. Egan
K.T. is a hopeless romantic and dreamer and has been writing since she was a little kid. Currently, she is the author of contemporary romance novels All You Hold On To and The Family Recipe, books one and two in the Anderson Creek series, as well as an unnamed third book in the series and an unnamed extra project. When not writing, she can be found knitting, trying her hand at cooking, playing with her two pets, Win and Bax, or exploring the DMV with her partner Al. For updates on her writings, and cute pet pics, check out her social media profiles on Instagram and Twitter at @kteganauthor. Follow K.T. Author of Anderson Creek Series Insta: instagram.com/kteganauthor Twitter: twitter.com/kteganauthor Facebook: facebook.com/kteganauthor Follow The Authors Porch: www.theauthorsporch.com The Authors Porch www.instagram.com/theauthorsporch www.twitter.com/theauthorsporch Follow CJ: CJ Ives Lopez www.instagram.com/cjiveslopez13 www.linkedin.com/in/cj-ives-lopez www.twitter.com/cjiveslopez All Productions by iLO Multimedia RGV www.ilomultimediargv.com
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May 23, 2021
Episode #16 L.M. Archer
Episode #16 L.M. Archer
Welcome L. M. Archer To The Authors Porch www.theauthorsporch.com About L.M. I was first drawn to writing as a way to express my feelings when oftentimes, I found that I couldn’t say them out loud. That’s why my writing is more on the dark side of the romance spectrum. I tend to write in a way that showcases real scenarios and events. My books tackle mental health, moral values, religion, and many other topics that are raw and real. I’m not afraid to make my readers look at the darker side of humanity and question the very foundation of life and existence.  The topics in my books can be triggering, but I am a firm believer that you need to shed light on certain situations. Keeping them in the dark only hurts more. Follow L.M.: lmarcherofficial.com www.instagram.com/lmarcherbooks ww.twitter.com/LMArcherBooks www.goodreads.com/author/show/20453356.L_M_Archer https://www.amazon.com/L.-M.-Archer/e/B08B1VFMQM Help LM https://www.gofundme.com/f/help-lena-and-michael-start-a-family Follow The Authors Porch:  www.theauthorsporch.com The Authors Porch www.instagram.com/theauthorsporch www.twitter.com/theauthorsporch Follow CJ: CJ Ives Lopez www.instagram.com/cjiveslopez13 www.linkedin.com/in/cj-ives-lopez www.twitter.com/cjiveslopez All Productions by iLO Multimedia RGV www.ilomultimediargv.com
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May 05, 2021
Episode #15 Annette Whittenberger
Episode #15 Annette Whittenberger
Welcome Annette To The Authors Porch Annette is a U.S. Army veteran who served seventeen years and four months as a Chemical Officer. During her service, she had two combat tours in Iraq and Afghanistan. She is most proud of the title military spouse of 22 years, mother to a daughter, Haeli (20 yrs old; (college junior at Sam Houston State University) and son, Blaze (17 yrs old; high school senior at Robinson High School). Annette was commissioned as a 2nd Lieutenant in the U.S. Army as a Chemical Officer from the ROTC Program at Arizona State University (Tempe, AZ). She holds a B.A. in Psychology from an M.S. in Environmental Management. Retiring in Nov 2016 pushed her into being an Accidental Entrepreneur to be able to make up for lost time with her children and use her voice to share her story about real-life after the Army and living with mental illness. Since her retirement, she has relocated from Fort Polk, LA to Fairfax, VA, to support her husband's military career. Her blog, A Wild Ride Called Life ®, LLC. incorporates stories from her post-military life. She shares how she lives life as a mom and military spouse living with PTSD, anxiety, and depression. Along with writing, she also hosts a podcast titled "The Truths We Hide." Not only does she share her story, but she also has guests who share and offer others advice, helping them realize they are not alone. Annette is a mentor for veterans on Veterati and military spouses on Ementor. Annette also has a passion for volunteering. She volunteers as a TAPS mentor, Tragedy Assistance Program for children survivors, The American Foundation for Suicide Prevention, and the Trauma Survivors Network. You can check out more about Annette at the following:linktr.ee/a_wild_ride_called_life Follow Annette: www.awildridecalledlife.com www.facebook.com/awildridecalledlife/ www.instagram.com/a_wild_ride_called_life/ www.twitter.com/Awldridecaldlfe www.youtube.com/user/awhitt2425 www.linkedin.com/in/annette-whittenberge Follow The Authors Porch: www.theauthorsporch.com www.facebook.com/theauthorsporch www.instagram.com/theauthorsporch
43:05
April 29, 2021
Episode #14 Tanya Ross
Episode #14 Tanya Ross
Tanya Ross was born and raised in San Diego County, her “happy place.” Although Southern California is a particular kind of paradise, she desires a world where everyone is kind, compassionate, and upbeat, which became one of the themes of her novel, Rising Up. For thirty-two years she was an educator of English, history, AVID, and student leadership. She loves teaching and kids, her students a daily inspiration. Her exit from the educational arena allowed her to indulge her hopes, dreams, and goals in what she taught for so many years–writing. This first novel begins her lifelong dream of writing meaningful novels for young adults. When she’s not creating new worlds, you can find her reading, spending time with her husband and two kids, or walking her golden retriever, Honey. Follow Tanya: www.tanyarossauthor.com www.facebook/fictionauthor54 www.instagram/tjross_author Follow The Authors Porch: www.theauthorsporch.com www.facebook.com/theauthorsporch www.instagram.com/theauthorsporch www.twitter.com/theauthorsporch Follow CJ: www.facebook.com/authorcjiveslopez www.instagram.com/cjiveslopez13 www.linkedin.com/in/cj-ives-lopez www.twitter.com/cjiveslopez All Productions by iLO Multimedia RGV www.ilomultimediargv.com
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April 16, 2021
Episode #13 Author Luna Tibling
Episode #13 Author Luna Tibling
Welcome Author Luna to The Authors Porch Luna is an openly transgender and non-binary author of fiction and  poetry who loves representing the LGBT+ community in an accurate  and positive way, and exploring the mysteries of existence and  emotions. 'Beyond the Binary' is a semi-autobiographical LGBT+ drama series  that follows non-binary protagonist Skylar's experiences with  depression, prejudice, and supporting fellow members of the LGBT+  community. As well as Luna's experiences in the community, inspiration was  taken from Luna's love for nature and poetry. Follow Luna: www.facebook.com/lunatibling.author/ www.instagram.com/luna.tibling/ Amazon author page: https://www.amazon.com/Luna-Tibling/e/B08BGC3X9X/ How I Found Myself: https://www.amazon.com/dp/B08VYLH4W9 How I Found Ariana: https://www.amazon.com/dp/B08VTFQ6BN Follow The Authors Porch: www.theauthorsporch.com www.facebook.com/theauthorsporch www.instagram.com/theauthorsporch Follow CJ: www.facebook.com/authorcjiveslopez www.instagram.com/cjiveslopez13 www.linkedin.com/in/cj-ives-lopez www.twitter.com/cjiveslopez All Productions by iLO Multimedia RGV www.ilomultimediargv.com
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April 09, 2021
Epiode #12 Kimberly Daye
Epiode #12 Kimberly Daye
Welcome Kimberly Daye to The Authors Porch KIMBERLY ANN DAYE is an author, poet, and lover of Christ.  Earning her Bachelor’s degree in Communications, her Master’s  in English, and her current pursuit of her Doctorate in  Leadership allowed her to strengthen her love for writing. She enjoys encouraging others and pointing them to Jesus Christ.  She, her bubbly personality, and her faith in God reside in  North Carolina, where she continues to encourage others to  live with Christ at the center. Follow Kimberly: www.thetravelingmirror.com www.facebook.com/thetravelingmirror www.instagram.comthe.traveling.mirror Follow The Authors Porch: www.theauthorsporch.com www.facebook.com/theauthorsporch www.instagram.com/theauthorsporch Follow CJ: www.facebook.com/authorcjiveslopez www.instagram.com/cjiveslopez13 www.twitter.com/cjiveslopez www.linkedin.com/in/cj-ives-lopez All Productions by iLO Multimedia RGV www.ilomultimediargv.com
34:49
March 27, 2021
Episode #11 Loren Beeson
Episode #11 Loren Beeson
Author Loren Beeson is a dreamer, artist, radiologic technologist, and who loves animals and people. Always writing short stories as a young child and young adult, she knew she wanted to become an author someday. The Art of Loving Ellie is Loren's debut novel. Loren can be found in her cozy home in Texas with her nose in a book, her corgi and mini-Aussie on her lap, and her son trailing along with her and her husband through their many adventures. Follow Loren: www.facebook.com/lorenbeesonbooks www.instagram.com/Loren_beeson_books www.twitter.com/LorenBeeson www.goodreads.com/author/show/20860547.Loren_Beeson Follow The Authors Porch www.facebook.com/theauthorsporch www.theauthorsporch.com www.instagram.com/theauthorsporch Follow CJ: www.facebook.com/authorcjiveslopez www.instagram.com/cjiveslopez13 www.linkedin.com/in/cj-ives-lopez
30:33
March 18, 2021
Episode #10 Mia Bolden
Episode #10 Mia Bolden
Welcome Mia Bolden To The Authors Porch Mia is an Entrepreneur, Empowerment Life Strategist, and also a Public Speaker from Pensacola, Florida, where she owns and operates Beautiful You Studio. Her own weight loss journey inspired her vision of empowering women and showing them their worth. She naturally started public speaking and motivating women of all backgrounds. She then began Life Coaching after completing the ICF (International Coaching Federation) program specializing in Empowerment Coaching. She says, “That’s when I truly found my gift!” Mia’s unique approach to connecting women to their inner strength has made her a paragon for women’s physical and mental health advocacy in her community and beyond. Follow Mia: http://bit.ly/Whatthefudgeamiherefor See Lesswww.facebook.com/groups/beyouwithmiacoaching Follow The Authors Porch: www.theauthorsporch.com www.facebook.com/theauthorsporch www.instagram.com/theauthorsporch Follow CJ: www.facebook.com/authorcjiveslopez www.twitter.com/cjiveslopez www.instagram.com/cjiveslopez13 www.linkedin.com/in/cj-ives-lopez
40:30
March 11, 2021
Episode #9 LoLo Paige
Episode #9 LoLo Paige
LoLo Paige is an award-winning author and her debut novel, Alaska Spark,  Book One of her Blazing Hearts Wildfire Series, won a 2020 Indie B.R.A.G.  Medallion award. The true-life story that inspired it won a 2016 Alaska Press  Club award. Alaska Spark finaled in two RWA chapter contests and was featured  in Publishers Weekly Booklife Magazine. Amazon ranked Alaska Spark #1 for  Romantic Suspense on their Bestsellers List for the U.S., Canada, and Australia  in late 2020. LoLo worked as a wildland firefighter for the Missoula Smokejumper Base and  the U.S. Forest Service in Missoula, Montana. She moved from Montana to Alaska,  seeking romance and adventure and found both! After an action-packed career that  included fighting fires in Montana, California, and Alaska, LoLo took up writing  full time. LoLo lives in Alaska with her husband and golden retriever, enjoying  summers at their oceanfront cabin, fishing for halibut and salmon…and writing! Follow LoLo: www.lolopaige.com/ www.facebook.com/LoLoPaigewildlandfire/ www.facebook.com/watch/?v=232333448045036 Follow The Authors Porch: www.theauthorsporch.com www.facebook.com/theauthorsporch www.instagram.com/theauthorsporch Follow CJ: www.facebook.com/authorcjiveslopez www.twitter.com/cjiveslopez www.instagram.com/cjiveslopez13 www.linkedin.com/in/cj-ives-lopez
41:09
March 05, 2021
Episode #8 Joanne Angel Barrycolon
Episode #8 Joanne Angel Barrycolon
Joanne Angel Barrycolon is an Author, Speaker, TV Host and certified holistic personal trainer and owner of holistic fitness, Intuitive healer, cosmic energy healer, creator of the chakra balance numerology cosmic energy forcast deck Joanne's book "Healing with Numbers" is a fun and empowering book that offers  a different way of looking at numbers.  Did you know that every number has a meaning, vibration and  frequency and your birthdate can give you insight on all your  life events while healing relationships, health, career, money  and so much more. Follow Joanne www.wholisticfitnessny.com https://www.facebook.com/wholisticfitnessny/ https://wholisticfitness.blog/ https://www.youtube.com/wholisticfitnessbarrycolon https://www.instagram.com/healingwithintv Email: healingwithin76@gmail.com See Less Follow The Authors Porch www.facebook.com/theauthorsporch www.theauthorsporch.com www.instagram.com/theauthorsporch Follow Anastasia: www.authoranastasia.com www.instagram.com/anawrites2 www.facebook.com/authoranastasiaashleyjackson Follow CJ: www.facebook.com/cjiveslopez        www.instagram.com/cjiveslopez13       www.linkedin.com/in/cj-ives-lopez
48:11
February 25, 2021
Episode #7 Krissy Regan
Episode #7 Krissy Regan
 Krissy Regan is The Wellness Poet, an Author, Poet, Speaker, and Wellness Warrior! She creates stories and poems that inspire and connect people to themselves and the world around them.  Krissy studied Exercise Science and Sports Management and has worked on the international stage for the past 20 years after she stepped  onto the world's biggest stage as a Performer in the Opening Ceremony of the Sydney Olympics. Since 2000, Krissy has worked on global sporting events, including 2 more Olympic Games, 2 Football World Cups, 7 Champions Leagues  Finals and a number of other international events.   After decades of traveling and working around the world. Krissy moved home to Australia and decided it was time to STOP, REVIEW  AND RESET and she created her own formula for an Unbreakable Mind, Body, and Spirit and is now fitter, healthier, and happier than she  was as a 20yr old athlete. She wrote Broken to Unbreakable - 12 Steps to and Unbreakable Mind, Body and Spirit to help others do the same.    Krissy's second book; The Koala who Lost his Heart, is a story about self-love, self-acceptance, finding friendship, and animal conservation.  The book is aimed at 5-12-years. Follow Krissy: My Wellness School is now open for registration:   https://krissy-regans-wellness-movement-mindful-mums-3.teachable.com/ Facebook:  The Wellness Poet & Mindfulmumsqld Instagram:  The Wellness Poet & Mindful Mums Qld Twitter: https://twitter.com/PoetWellness YouTube: https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCerO1lP5sel1IAMgpKWa6SA Anchor: https://anchor.fm/krissy-regan9 Soundcloud: https://soundcloud.com/krissy-regan-774432241 LinkedIn: https://www.linkedin.com/in/krissy-regan-a7377215/ Follow The Authors Porch www.facebook.com/theauthorsporch www.theauthorsporch.com www.instagram.com/theauthorsporch Follow Anastasia: www.authoranastasia.com www.instagram.com/anawrites2 www.facebook.com/authoranastasiaashleyjackson Follow CJ: www.facebook.com/authorcjiveslopez        www.instagram.com/cjiveslopez13       www.linkedin.com/in/cj-ives-lopez  
38:54
February 11, 2021
Episode #6 Patty Holmes
Episode #6 Patty Holmes
Welcome Patty Holmes to the Authors Porch Pregnant at seventeen with no high school diploma in Mexico, Patricia never envisioned herself achieving the American dream. Although Holmes wanted to travel to the United States legally, the process was very long and rigorous. These obstacles drove Patricia to cross the desert. Pregnant with her second baby, she overcame the long journey and a close miscarriage. She is the Founder of her publishing and entertainment company, Ascending333 LLC. With her book called "A Dream Without Borders", Patty makes her debut as an author, with her own literary company. In 2019, Patty started her online TV show available to Spanish speakers. This project enabled her to create ideas that empower the Latino community and anyone who wants to succeed. Follow Patty: https://www.facebook.com/Fansofpatty https://www.facebook.com/siguemeytruinfaras https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCOARX0trR95afXjeuZh67XQ Follow The Authors Porch www.facebook.com/theauthorsporch www.authorauntienann.com Follow Anastasia: www.authoranastasia.com www.instagram.com/anawrites2 www.facebook.com/authoranastasiaashleyjackson Follow CJ: www.facebook.com/cjiveslopez www.instagram.com/cjiveslopez13 www.linkedin.com/in/cj-ives-lopez
46:26
February 04, 2021
Episode #5 Devante & AnTonia Jackson
Episode #5 Devante & AnTonia Jackson
Welcome to The Authors Porch Devante & AnTonia Devante Jackson is a first-time author of "The Boy" He believes every boy and girl should read this book and his Mom is his biggest supporter. AnTonia Jackson is a phenomenal author who has written in multiple genres. She is a Children's Book Publisher and Website designer amongst many Entraprenuel endeavors. When you want to meet some bosses, you talk to these two young individual's Grab Your Copy of The Boy Today: https://www.isieu.com/product-page/the-boy?fbclid=IwAR0TqQL-Bfmeq7z_I56CKiZ5ukHhZ8VVtu0Ag4buLOmd0AcXg-AmtEzkQ4s Visit AnTonia Www.antoniamfwilliams.com Follow The Authors Porch www.facebook.com/theauthorsporch www.authorauntienann.com Follow Anastasia: www.authoranastasia.com www.instagram.com/anawrites2 www.facebook.com/authoranastasiaashleyjackson Follow CJ: www.facebook.com/cjiveslopez        www.instagram.com/cjiveslopez13       www.linkedin.com/in/cj-ives-lopez    
28:33
January 21, 2021
Episode #4 Nicole Paquin
Episode #4 Nicole Paquin
is a Women's Fiction/ Chick-Lit Author Nicole Lynette Paquin She has been recognized as a storyteller from a very young age. Nicole started writing as a creative and cathartic outlet in her teen years. She returned to it eight years ago and hasn't looked back since. If she can envelop a reader long enough to take their mind off daily and global stresses, She believes she has done her job. Nicole aims to inspire, entertain, and empower women through her writing, as her base is most of what she writes on relatable subjects and struggles many have experienced. Follow Nicole: www.nic-lit.com Facebook: @sandiegowriter Twitter: @PaquinAuthor Pintrest: Nicole Paquin, Author http://www.amazon.com/Sofia-Madison.../dp/B089D3S9YR/ref Follow The Authors Porch: www.facebook.com/theauthorsporch
31:51
January 06, 2021
Episode #3 C.O Valt
Episode #3 C.O Valt
Welcome to The Authors Porch, tonight we are talking to C.O. Valt to discuss her series "For The Children With Love". Join in and ask questions Books by C. O. Valt Follow C.O. www.booksbycovalt.com Follow The Authors Porch: www.facebook.com/theauthorsporch
37:07
January 05, 2021
Episode #2 Author Amazingly Shermaine
Episode #2 Author Amazingly Shermaine
 Amazingly Shermaine is the Author of "I Move A lot and That's OK " Follow Shermaine: www.instagram.com/amazinglyshermaine www.facebook.com/amazinglyshermaine Follow The Authors Porch: www.facebook.com/theauthorsporch
30:37
December 31, 2020
Episode #1 Anastasia & CJ
Episode #1 Anastasia & CJ
Welcome to The Authors Porch presented by ILO Multimedia RGV Tonight we are talking to the builders of the Porch. Author CJ Ives Lopez AKA Auntie Nann and Author Anastasia Ashley Come and learn about the journey that brought them into their truth and how you too can become an Author if your heart desires. Follow Anastasia: www.authoranastasia.com www.instagram.com/anawrites2 www.facebook.com/authoranastasiaashleyjackson Follow CJ: www.facebook.com/cjiveslopez        www.instagram.com/cjiveslopez13       www.twitter.com/cjiveslopez           www.linkedin.com/in/cj-ives-lopez     https://cjiveslopez.blogspot.com/        Snapchat: cjiveslopez   Follw Auntie Nann: www.authorauntienann.com www.facebook.com/auntienann www.instagram.com/authorauntienann www.twitter.com/auntienann https://www.goodreads.com/authorauntienann Follow iLO Multimedia RGV, LLC: www.ilomultimediargv.com www.facebook.com/ilomultimediargv www.instagram.com/ilomultimediargv
30:36
December 30, 2020