This is the spot for the audio files from the Author Talk live phone conference interviews. A given file will be posted here for 1 week after the live interview. During that time anyone can listen to it if you missed the live event, but after that it disappears. But not for good. Registered users of this site will always have access to all past interviews. Old interviews are listed last so you can see what you missed, but their links have been removed; you’ll just have to sign up for the next live event to not be left out.
Current Interview Audio:
Feb 10, 2013, I interviewed Sarah Stuart, a soon-to-be author and practitioner/teacher of NLP, Zen, faith healing (as in the healing of one’s faith, not the laying on of hands stuff), emotional well being, and unbeliever in the concept of limits (here here!), and an all around fun and interesting person to be around. Listen to what she has to say on these and other subjects over here, then go over to her site to find out more.
On Jan 13, 2013, I interviewed spiritual fiction author Jay Allan Luboff, creator of The Harry Pond Adventures. My first guest who had been to Tibet, and has been on a spiritual quest most of his life. Now he has an enjoyable adventure-filled romp with angels, dark forces, and a unicorn to spice things up. You can still go over to his site to find out more.
Jan 6, 2013, my first interview of the year! This time with freshly minted author, Celila Jarest, creator of The Medalion Chronicals. A writer after my own heart, lover of fantasy and SF and just loves digging her teeth into a completely alien world. So go over to her site and find out more about her books.
On Dec 30, 2012, I had my last interview of the year, and this one was a ball! I spoke with author Monica Brinkman about her book, about writing, about passion, and then she read an excerpt from her book “The Turn Of The Karmic Wheel”, followed by some Q and A with the attendees that was at least as much fun as the interview itself..
On Dec 16, 2012, I spoke with author W. J. Rosser. We talked a lot about the craft of writing, the different styles, as well as motivations for doing this stuff in the first place. About 10 minutes in there was a technical glitch that prevented us from hearing one another, so I had to edit out the worst of the gaps that resulted. Other than that we had a lot of fun.
On Dec 2, 2012, I spoke with Erik Setser, author of the Elder Blood Chronicles, and a mixed-genre fantasy writer after my own heart. A bit of a glitch about midway through when Erik’s phone died on him but he managed to call back in and finish the interview. Fun and informative, you can still find it to listen if you’re a Registered User. Otherwise check out his Facebook page at www.facebook.com/ElderBlood.
On Nov 25, 2012, I interviewed Sabah Hadi, author and contributor for “For The People, By The People.” We spoke about Muslims, India, and what it takes for a story and its characters to feel alive and real, but now you’ll have to be registered to hear it. You can still check out her blog at www.writeract.wordpress.com
On Nov 18, 2012, I interviewed Thomas Smith, author of “Which One Am I?”. An intriguing conversation about D.I.D. and multiple personalities and the true story of Darrell and his assortment of different selves. You can’t listen to the recording anymore unless you’re registered, but you can still visit his web site at http://www.WhichOneAmI.net
On Nov 11, 2012, I interviewed Dr. Margaret Aranda, author of “No More Tears: A Physician-Turned-Patient Inspired Recovery”. It was an inspirational little chat, as the good doctor talked about the car accident and illness that cost her so much in the way of years and life, and yet she recovered enough to write this book. A book written, in fact, while she was still recovering in the hospital. To those people who listened in LIVE, you got your freebie, and for the rest of you, well maybe next time you’ll join us in Live. In the meantime, visit the Doctor’s web site at http://drmargaretaranda.blogspot.com/
On Nov 4, 2012, I interviewed Kenneth Weene, author of Memoirs From The Asylum, Red And White, and even some poems. This one went a little over an hour and probably could have gone longer if I’d let it, simply because we were having that much fun. Anyway, you’ll have to be a Registered User now to listen to it, but until then you can still visit his web site at www.kennethweene.com
On Oct 28, 2012, I interviewed Michael Hebler, author of Night Of the Chupacabra. A fun talk about a book of horror, a children’s book, and some apparent commonalities amongst us writers. You can look up his Facebook Fan Page at www.michaelhebler.com.
On Oct 21, 2012, I interviewed Courtney Carroll, author of The Financial Fitness Blueprint, A Practical Guide For Taking Charge Of Your Money. We talked about the mistakes many people make, beginning with their initial mindset about the subject. Check out his Facebook Fan Page at Create Financial Fitness.
On Oct 14, 2012, I interviewed S. B. Knight, author of The Blood Chronicles. We talked horror, how REAL vampires should be written, and his about-to-be-released second book in The Blood Chronicles, and just had a whole lot of fun. You can still check out his site at sb-knight.com.
On Sept 30, 2012, I interviewed Don Keith, author of some 26 books, including his latest, Firing Point. You can find more info about his novels over at DonKeith.com.
On Sept 23, 2012, I interviewed John McCormick, author of “Hot Jazz And Cold Bodies In NOLA” and “In The Shadow Of Evil”, two great urban fantasies involving vampires that are definitely NOT well-groomed teens. You can find more info about his novels over at diagrammingsentences.wordpress.com.
On Sept 17, 2012, I interviewed Dianne Ojar-Ali about her book “Mrs. Fraud And You” and what everyone needs to know to avoid fraud and identity theft. A little something of importance you can still find as a registered user, though you can still get more info on the release of her book and all things fraud over at DianneOjarAli.com.
On Sept 9, 2012, I interviewed Norm Schriever about his book “Pushups In The Prayer Room” and backpacking around the globe. From the Middle East to China, and even Nicaragua from where he was calling for this interview, here is an author who has seen it all You can still check out his web site at www.normschriever.com.
On Sept 2, 2012, I interviewed Nora Novak about her book “Art Damaged”, a story about intrigue in the art world, based in part on her real-life life as an artist (a first, I think). You can still check out her web site at ArtDamaged.net.
On Aug 26, 2012, I interviewed Jeff Shanley for the second time to talk about his new and improved re-release of his first book of the Mavonduri Trilogy. We could have talked for hours but managed to keep it to just under an hour’s worth of fun and informative enjoyment, about his book, language for his world, and the benefits of passionate writing. You can still catch his book vid at http://youtu.be/SrIVXgiBOsE.
On Aug 12, 2012, I interviewed Stephen Brayton, author of the Mallory Petersen detective series. A fun interview that you can still listen to if you register now. Until then, here are some links of his: www.stephenbrayton.com, www.stephenbrayton.wordpress.com, or www.braytonsbookbuzz.com
On Aug 5, 2012, I interviewed author Duncan Lloyd. We spoke about his supernatural thriller, Elena, a work that’s been 50 years in the making! Register and you can give the interview a good listen, though you can still catch him at his Duncan Lloyd Facebook page.
On July 29, 2012, I interviewed screenwriter and producer Madison Paige. The interview was great, and in fact our only problem was trying to stop. You can only listen to it now if you’re a Registered user, but until then, if you need her advice on making a book trailer you can check out her web site at VisionaryStudios.com.
On July 22, 2012, I interviewed Christian author Paulette Harper. You can still check out her site at www.pauletteharper.com or see about scheduling a virtual blog tour with her at writenowlit.blogspot.com.
On July 9, 2012, I interviewed Lin Lacombe, a literary publicist. A lot of useful info for all you authors out there. The audio’s over in the registered-users-only section now but you can still go visit her web sites at: www.frompassiontopublicity.com, and lacombepublicity.com
On June 24, 2012, I interviewed Thomas Blubaugh, author of “Night of The Cossack”, available on Amazon and Barnes & Noble.
On June 19, 2012, I interviewed Kathryn Jones, author of “A River Of Stones”, as well as bit of an expert on marketing for authors. You can still check out her web site at www.ARiverOfStones.com
On June 10, 2012, I interviewed Julius Thompson, author of “Ghost Of Atlanta”, winner of the 2011 Readers Favorite National Gold Medal Award for General Fiction. You can still visit his web site at www.PurplePhantoms.com, or at www.jwrites.com.
On June 3, 2012, I interviewed Pamela Bitterman, author of “Sailing To The Far Horizon”. You can listen still visit her web site at www.PamelaSismanBitterman.com
On May 27, 2012, I interviewed Gary Goldstein, motivational speaker and author of “Jew In Jail”. You can still visit his web site at www.JewInJail.com
On May 20, 2012, I interviewed Jon Magee, author of “From Barren Rocks… to Living Stones,” and “Paradise island, Heavenly Journey.”
On May 13, 2012, I interviewed Charles Degelman, author of Gates of Eden and winner of the Silver Medal for Historical Fiction from the Independent Publishers Awards.
On May 6, 2012, I interviewed Jennifer Mills Kerr, teacher and author. If you’re registered then you can find the Audio Archives directory and still give it a listen. After that, check out her blog at JenniferMillsKerr.com
On April 29, 2012, I got to interview Delin Colon, author of “Rasputin and The Jews: A Reversal Of History”. An interesting listen on the archive page (registered only).
On April 22, 2012, I got to interview Jan O’Kane, a marvelous up and coming author that I am sure you would enjoy listening to were you registered. You can also check out her blog at janokane.blogspot.com
On April 15, 2012, I had a blast interviewing Jeff Shanley. If you’re a registered user then you could still listen to it, otherwise you can still go over to the official blog for his Mavonduri trilogy at http://www.mavonduri-trilogy.blogspot.com.
On April 8, 2012, I interviewed John Dwyer, author of “The Second Coming Of Walter Clements”. It was a really fun interview, which if you were registered you could still listen to over in the Audio Files Archive section.
On April 1, 2012, I interviewed Rob Sheehy, author of “Wins and Losses”. The one thing I will say about this is that Fate seemed to have played an April Fool’s joke on us, as about halfway through an unknown modem began screaming in our ears.
On March 25, 2012, I spoke with Will Hahn, author of The Land of Hope stories. We seemed to have a lot in common, and probably someone I could work with on a writing project.
My March 18, 2012 guest was Silvia Petretti, author of “The Glass Pedastal” and “Mark N. Green, My James Dean”.
My guest on March 11, 2012, was Alan Nayes, author of the Resurrection Trilogy. Check out his web site at www.anayes.com.
My guest on March 4, 2012, was Peter Pollak, author of The Expendable Man. Check out his site at www.peterpollak.com
On Feb 29, 2012, I interviewed Deanna Proach, author of the historical novel, Day of Revenge. Go check out her blog at http://desstories.blogspot.com
On Feb 19, 2012, I conducted my first interview, this one with author Darlene Hartman (Pen name of Simon Lang). It was a great interview and I would like to thank her for taking time out with me.