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Host Doug Dahlgren

Georgia author, Doug Dahlgren, is an experienced interviewer with his own unique style. Having eight novels to his credit gives him credibility with other writers and his manner offers them a chance to relax and tell you, the reader, about their work. Doug’s books, six of which are a popular series known as The SON Series, are available on Amazon in both paperback and Kindle version as well as through most places where books are sold. You can also learn more about his books through his web page: www.dougdahgren.com. Join Doug Fridays at 11am to meet authors, artists, and other interesting people you may not know yet. Interested in being a guest?

Contact Doug at doug@dougdahlgren.com for details.
 

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July 28, 2017 Show

Author Janet Kole

Janet practiced law for 30 years with both large law firms and, for five years, her own environmental law boutique. She started writing stories for her family at age 5. She started publishing her work in the 1960s, as a feature reporter for the newspaper. She has written for Ms. magazine, New Times, Penthouse and Harper’s Bazaar before becoming a lawyer. Upon retiring from the practice of law, she began a new career as a writer. Janet brings, to our discussion, her latest novel, The Smell of Money: An Odd Fellows Mystery.

Janet spends her time between Pennsylvania and Maryland, and winters in Florida.

http://www.koleslaw.com/Biography.html

 

July 21, 2017 Show

Author and playwright, Emory Jones.

Emory’s novel, “The Valley Where They Danced,” continues to be a huge hit regionally and growing nationally. The 2014 book was noticed by the North Georgia Theater at Piedmont College, in Demorest, Georgia, and they approached Emory about rewriting his story for the stage.  With input from experts at the school, the play was produced and performed before sell-out crowds at every show for its nine performance run this spring.  Emory will join us to discuss the process and the issues with turning a novel into a stage play.  The novel is now available in paperback, along with the original hardcover and kindle versions.

http://thevalleywheretheydanced.com/meet-the-author/

 

July 14, 2017 Show

Literary Agent, Cherry Weiner.


In business herself, as an agent to authors, since 1977, Cherry has represented authors in most every genre’ other than non-fiction.  Her client list currently includes some 40 to 45 active writers in varying markets.  Australian by birth, Cherry moved to the U.S. when she got married. She opened her own agency at the insistence of former clients from an agency she had left.

Cherry and I discuss the publishing business and she will be responding to questions, you the audience, send in to me. Do that through email to : doug@dougdahlgren.com

Cherry does not currently have a website, but you can look her up through Google and on Facebook.

 

July 7, 2017 Show

Author T. M. Brown

a teacher, preacher, and football coach who has written a novel of suspense centered in a small southern town.

A newly retired executive and his wife leave the big city behind only to find more challenges as he investigates some tragic events from long ago.

This is Coach Brown’s first novel.

www.coachbrown.org

 

June 30, 2017 Show

Author Darden North, MD

Finally, a doctor whose writing you can read. Board-certified obstetrician-gynecologist, practicing at Jackson Healthcare for Women in Flowood, Mississippi, Darden North is the author of five novels.

His second book, Points of Origin, won the prestigious IPPY Award for Southern Fiction in 2007. He bring us his fifth mystery thriller, The Five Manners of Death. When a construction worker unearths a human skull on the campus of the University of Mississippi dating to the 1960s, an older woman’s desperate attempt to erase history counts down the five manners of death. A keeps you guessing, page turner.

Tune in and join us !  www.dardennorth.com
 

 

June 23, 2017 Show

Author Gerald Gillis

Gerald Gillis has written four major novels concerning the military and the business world. His latest takes us back to the Civil War and that battlefield area known by the combatants as, “That Deadly Space.”

A young Confederate officer goes against the wishes of his family to fight for the South. He meets and is befriended by General John Brown Gordon who grooms him for command in the Confederate Army.

Follow Conor Rafferty through the war and his touches with fate in “That Deadly Space.” An inspiring story of courage amidst the horrors of war.

www.geraldgillis.com

 

June 16, 2017 Show

Author Fran Stewart

Fran is a self-proclaimed, slow learner. For years, she ignored her dream of writing murder mysteries. Then found out that ignoring your dreams not only gets you nowhere, it can get you into trouble with your body and with your entire being. Once she started writing, though, the healing started.

The story of Biscuit McKee, middle-aged librarian, and Marmalade, the orange and white library cat, eventually became her first novel ORANGE AS MARMALADE.

Her ScotShop Mysteries (Berkley Prime Crime) about a modern-day Vermont shopkeeper and her 14th-century Scottish ghost are quite popular and Fran often dresses the role of the shopkeeper at book signings, to the delight of her fans.

She brings us, “A Wee Homicide in the Hotel,” the third in the series.

www.franstewart.com

 

June 9, 2017 Show

Author Thom Reese

Chicago native now living in Las Vegas, Thom brings his first book of The Dracula Journals. Titled, Dark Decades, the novel follows Charles Van Helsing as he opens a chest once belonging to a great uncle, the man responsible for Dracula’s demise.

Within is a journal, kept and written by Dracula himself. But there’s more and Charles soon discovers the horror he has unleashed. Join us for a discussion of this and other works by this writer and co-producer of his own radio program, 21st Century Audio Theater.

www.thomreeseauthor.com

 

June 2, 2017 Show

Author Shane Etter

Shane, a former high tech sales professional who started writing fiction after a stroke, has done so like a natural. Although Shane is primarily a self-taught writer he has taken a number of writing workshops and classes by such noted authors as two time Pulitzer Nominee Jedwin Smith, Mary Helen Stefaniak, and Kaylie Jones, daughter of the great James Jones. Author of five suspense novels, he brings for our discussion number five, War in the Bronx. Join us for a great discussion about writing from a man who loves his craft.

http://www.shaneetter.com/
 

 

May 26, 2017 Show

Author Jeremy Logan

is a retired lawyer turned novelist will be with us to discuss "The Rubik Memorandum," his mystery/thriller about a military fuel depot fire that may be an inside job. Jeremy's former job offered experience in such matters, being a first responder to industry disasters as incident attorney and claims manager. He gave all that up and took the pen name, Jeremy Logan, to follow his dream of writing. "The Rubik Memorandum" is his second novel.

https://www.deedspublishing.com/logan/

 

 

May 19, 2017 Show

Author Alayne Smith

brings us her first book, Ellen and the Three Predictions. A tale of eighteen-year-old Ellen Jones and the predictions of Luella, a seer who claims to see the future. The predictions are that Ellen will defend the beauty, foil a dictator, and find the soldier. As Ellen reads the predictions soon after her mother’s unexpected death, it all seems far-fetched and unreal. But to those she cares for, those predictions become significant.

http://www.alaynesmith.com/
 

 

May 12, 2017 Show

Author H.W. "Buzz" Bernard

will be my guest. A native Oregonian who attended the University of Washington in Seattle, where he earned a bachelor’s degree in atmospheric science; Buzz also studied creative writing. His experience with weather includes a mission with the Air Force Reserve Hurricane Hunters, air drops over the Arctic Ocean and Turkey, and a stint as a weather officer aboard a Tactical Air Command airborne command post (C-135). Serving as a weather officer in the U.S. Air Force for over three decades, Buzz attained the rank of colonel and received, among other awards, the Legion of Merit. If he looks familiar to you, it could be because he worked as a senior meteorologist for 13 years at The Weather Channel. Buzz brings us his latest weather related thriller, "Cascadia."

http://buzzbernard.com
 

 

 May 5. 2017 Show

Author John Sheffield

A physicist with knowledge about fusion energy, energy in general, and the environment. A long time award winning writer, he brings us his mystery novel, Roseland's Secret. On a remote island in the southern Atlantic, Andrew Ferguson seek to discover why an unusual bird, the Roseland Auk, has many more males than females. He ignores his professor's warning that the island’s society is matriarchal, and the women are off limits to outsiders. His research and a forbidden love affair uncover the island's dark secret.
Join us for a discussion of this page-turning mystery.

www.john-sheffield-author.com
 

 

April 28, 2017 Show

Charles Clifford Brooks III

Author, poet, teacher, and founder of The Southern Collective Experience.


Cliff bring us his latest book, "Athena Departs." A new collection of poems that stretch the envelope till it stretches back. Cliff offers insights into Death, relationships, relatives who have gone ahead, musicians, flowers and Doc Holiday. Of course there is a large measure of Rome, Athens, and Oconee (Georgia obviously !) Cliff writes with passion, the same passion that drove him to start the Southern Collective Experience. I'm sure we can get him to talk about that some, as well.

http://www.cliffbrooks.com/

 

April 21, 2017 Show

David Butler

returns to our show with his second book, "Ellaville."


60-year-old bones found in a shallow grave near the Suwannee River has taken Chief Deputy Charles Michael Keen to places he really wanted to avoid. Solving the mystery leads to the restoring of a long lost relationship with the family of former best friend who was lost in the war.

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April 14, 2017 Show

Kenneth A. Griffiths,

author of "Seven Days in July": A Historical Account of the Battle of Atlanta, will be Doug's guest. His story brings into sharp focus the seven days in July that mark the turning point in the Western Theater of America's defining war. History is good, the story is even better. The personalities and decisions of the men in blue and gray affect the South's retreat and the North's advance on the great city of the south. Command changes, personality clashes, low morale, and the constant presence of death and blood explode into a fight for Atlanta.

http://www.indigoriverpublishing.com/portfolio_page/7-days-july/

 

April 7, 2017 Show

Lynn Hesse

Brings her debut novel, “Well of Rage” based on her law enforcement experiences “Well of Rage” refers to a mother's rage over the murder of her teenage son, racial hatred, and injustice. Lynn's fiction and short plays center on re-framing traumatic events and exploring the role that forgiveness plays in the healing process. Her book was the first place winner, 2015 Oak Tree Press Contest. Joins us for the discussion of her career and her writing.

www.lynnhesse.wordpress.com

 

March 31, 2017 Show

Nina Norstorm

Author of "Not a Blue Print". "Not a Blueprint: It's the Shoe Prints that Matter" is an insightful and inspiring personal story of one family's journey through toxic relationships. Nina Norstrom lost her child to a disease, but that wasn't the only toxic relationship she endured. This story in its raw form projects a remarkable voice to the heroic fight, courage, and bravery gained when striking back to wipe out toxic relationships. Hear Nina talk about her struggle and victory.

http://writelife.com/authors/nina-norstrom/
 

 

March 24, 2017 Show

Alan J. Sanders

Writer, actor, producer, radio personality, and entrepreneur, Alan J. Sanders is becoming a nationally know entity, having sub's for Herman Cain on his syndicated radio show through Atlanta's WSB Radio and his own program on Cartersville's WBHF Radio 1450. Alan is active in the acting community and runs AJS Productions, a web design and logo firm serving the southeastern United States. His blog, Freedom Cocktail, written with blog partner, Eric Wojciechowsk, is a popular and often referenced on-line information site.

http://www.ajsproductions.com/
 

 

March 17, 2017 Show

Robert Alan Black

Dr. Black is a consultant, speaker and author. He seeks to help people expand and enrich their natural creative abilities. Once described as is a "migrant worker who picks brains, not fruits and vegetables.” He brings his book, "My Angels & My Demons to our program for discussion. It is the story of his four plus weeks behind bars in the Desert. Join us for what will be an enlightening presentation.

http://www.cre8ng.com/

 

March 10, 2017 Show

Michael Kenneth Smith

Retired businessman Michael Kenneth Smith began writing to share his stories with the world. He brings us "Scarred" a Civil War story of redemption. History buffs and scholars alike will appreciate Smith’s dedication to historical accuracy…This is Michael's second novel. http://www.michaelkennethsmith.com

 

 

March 3, 2017 Show

Georgiana Fields

Georgiana writes paranormal romantic suspense, featuring strong men and resilient women who never give up. In her world, Vampires, Shape shifters, day walkers, and Demons are real. They have lived among us for millennia. Some want to enslave humans, others want to protect us at all cost. As a teen, she would spend her summers on the Atlantic Coast where she developed a love for the ocean, nature, and coastal ghost stories and legends. Some of Georgiana's favorite memories as a child, are of the times she would sit and listen to her aunts tell and retell stories and legends surrounding New Bern, N.C. and other coastal towns. She brings her novel, Crimson Dreams for our discussion.

http://georgianafields.com/books/crimson-hearts/

 

February 24, 2017 Show

Heather Rogers

Heather is a professional organizer, owner of Simply Organized and author of “A Simplified Life”. She and her team specialize in helping people decrease the clutter in their lives, create a more organized environment, manage their time more effectively, and maintain calm in the midst of a busy life. Her clients include professionals and entrepreneurs who work from home, anyone who is getting their home ready to sell, individuals and families who need help
packing or unpacking, and busy professionals and families who need assistance with time management and space maintenance coaching. She is the Georgia Chapter Professional Development Director of the National Association of Professional Organizers (NAPO) and frequently speaks to groups about the benefits of time management and the costs of disorganization.

www.SimplyOrganizedYou.com

 

February 17, 2017 Show

Author Tori Bailey

returns to the show with book three of her popular, "Coming Home" series.


Love Made From Scratch. Thomas deals with the loss of his wife, Dee in this continuation of that series.
 

www.readtoribailey.com

 

 


February 10, 2017 Show

Chuck Gleason

began his writing career at the age of 80 years. He bring to the show his third novel, "Widow", the story of a young wife dealing with the grief of losing her husband in a tragic accident and having to now raise her eight year old son alone. She builds a wall around her life, A wall that is finally breached by a long time suitor. Chuck's other books include "Collision Course" and "Fired Angels."

www.chuckgleason.com
 

 

February 3, 2017 Show

Author Julia McDermott

is a multi-award winning writer. She writes in many different genres and about many different topics. Her book, All of the Above: My Son's Battle with Brain Cancer is a first-hand look at a difficult time for any parent. We'll talk about that book and others like her psychological suspense novel, Daddy's Girl and Make That Deux, her French travel / romance from 2012.


https://juliamcdermottbooks.com/

 

January 27, 2017 Show

Rona Simmons

 is the author of The Quiet Room and Postcards from Wonderland. Both were historical fiction, yet she thinks of them as stories that just by happenstance took place in the past. Her latest novel, The Martyr’s Brother, is straight from today’s headlines and set it in present day, Atlanta, Georgia. Rona loves her craft and spends her "down time" either planning, writing, or talking about writing. She has had many short stories and other articles published in literary journals and on-line magazines. Meet Rona and her new book as she spends an hour in conversation with us.

http://www.ronasimmons.com/

 

January 20, 2017 Show

Ross Boone

The guest today is author and illustrator, Ross Boone. Ross has five books in print and has worked with other writer's to illustrate their work. Ross is also known by is nickname, "Rawspoon." The quickest explanation of that would be to simply say his name fast, about three times. His book "Signs of a New Kingdom" is the result of a long put-off trip with his father to Ethiopia. The book is filled with interviews Ross conducted with those he met and the modern day miracles he encountered.

http://www.rossboone.com/

 

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