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Author Assist Host: Karina Kantas

Hey, folks welcome to my show Author Assist.

My name is Karina Kantas and I am a full-time author. I currently have 14 titles published, and number 15 is currently being worked on. I'm published independently with hybrid and small press publishers and I have been in the publishing industry for over 30 years.

I remember how daunting it was when I had my debut novel but didn't have a clue how to promote the book or myself. That's why I have created a platform where authors can talk about their craft. I also have a TV show that promoted the talents of writers and authors. Behind The Pen gets streamed to 100,000,000 homes.

I run a successful business, Author Assist, supplying author services. I help indie authors find the right path or get back on track.

Author Assist Radio Show is a fun comfortable chat with independent or traditionally published authors. We talk about their books, life and the industry. There are surprise readings, quizzes and more. I even throw in some music from an unsigned rock band, in the break.

So, join me and my special guests as we take you through a vast library of amazing writing.

Tune in to Author Assist 1 pm EST, every second Friday of the month.

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Books By Karina Kantas


Theme Music Provided By GHOST SEASON

Ghost Season is a high energy Alternative Metal band from Athens, Greece. Formed back in July 2013, Ghost Season was an idea spawned by Dorian Gates (bass) and within weeks Nick Christolis (guitar) joined to complete Dorian’s vision. The purpose was to create fresh, new material in patterns of Hard Rock and Alternative Metal music. The goal of the band is to play dynamic and vibrant music, bridging aggressive and melodic elements while keeping the focus on live energy and enjoyment.


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January 12, 2024 Show

Teri M. Brown

Born in Athens, Greece as an Air Force brat, Teri M. Brown came into this world with an imagination full of stories to tell. She now calls the North Carolina coast home, and the peaceful nature of the sea has been a great source of inspiration for her creativity.

Not letting 2020 get the best of her, Teri chose to go on an adventure that changed her outlook on life.

She and her husband, Bruce, rode a tandem bicycle across the United States from Astoria, Oregon to Washington DC, successfully raising money for Toys for Tots. She learned she is stronger than she realized and capable of anything she sets her mind to.

Teri is a wife, mother, grandmother, and author who loves word games, reading, bumming on the beach, taking photos, singing in the shower, hunting for bargains, ballroom dancing, playing bridge, and mentoring others.



December 8, 2023 Show

David D. Levine

David D. Levine is the Hugo- and Nebula-winning author of the Regency, interplanetary airship adventure novel Arabella of Mars (Tor 2016), sequels Arabella and the Battle of Venus (Tor 2017) and Arabella  the Traitor of Mars (Tor 2018), and more than fifty science fiction and fantasy stories.

David is a contributor to George R. R. Martin's bestselling shared-world series Wild Cards  He is also a member of Book View Cafe, a writer-owned publishing cooperative, and Oregon Science  Fiction Conventions Inc., a non-profit organization which produces OryCon and other SF conventions.

Harry Turtledove

Harry Turtledove's works include a number of classic bestsellers in the subgenre, including How Few Remain, The Guns of the South and The Man with the Iron Heart. He uses his study of history (with a Ph.D in Byzantine history) to create alternate worlds in intricate detail; crafting enthralling adventures that have garnered him high critical praise as well as making him one of the most successful bestselling authors in alternate history. Turtledove has won, or been nominated, for nearly every major award in science fiction (multiple times, for many) including the Hugo, Nebula, Sidewise (alternate history), Homer (short stories), The John Esten Cooke Award for Southern Fiction and the Prometheus Award. Harry Turtledove is married to novelist Laura Frankos. They have three  daughters, Alison, Rachel and Rebecca and live in California. 




November 10, 2023 Show

Christoph Nauer

Christoph Nauer with Balance 6 is the author of From No Time To Free Time, a business coach, and Brian Tracy certified time management master, Mentor, Speaker, and Consultant.

He helps passionate and purpose-driven business owners run and grow their businesses in a new and different way. Using the Balance 6 Method they learn how to grow their business and double quality time with family.





October 13, 2023 Show


Richard Sparks

Richard Sparks is an English-born comedy writer, lyricist, librettist, author and director now living in Los Angeles. His writing credentials span the gamut of the entertainment world, from film and TV and books through lyrics for operas.

His TV writing includes iconic shows like Not the Nine O'clock News (BBC TV) and The Secret Policeman's Ball (BBC TV, performed by Rowen Atkinson and directed by John Cleese).

Music by Read The Room

(UK) based pop/punk fused alternative rockers.

Debut single 'Jade'.

A song that delivers infectious hook-lines and will resonate with fans of Paramore, Fall Out Boy and Pale Waves.

Phil Moulton

Author and Former World and European karate champion.  9th Dan Black belt.  Martial arts Hall of Fame.  Nominated Top martial artist award 2022.  Highly successful close protection operator/trainer.



September 8, 2023 Show


Tracey Walker

Tracey is the author of The Cards I Was Dealt: That Transformed My Life. It's her story about a life of violent tragedy and how her resilience and determination to cope with life transformed her mindset. 

Not only is Tracey an author, but she is a Life Mastery Consultant and EFT Practitioner. Now, Tracey shares her life lessons and knowledge to help others overcome adversity, view things differently, and be their best selves.



July 14, 2023 Show

Lilian Sue

As a PR coach and publicist, Lilian is in the storytelling and relationship building business.

She empowers authors to learn how to gain the confidence to make public relations work for them to achieve their goals by giving them personalized guidance and support to gain the confidence to push past limiting beliefs and mindset blocks to develop and launch successful PR campaigns.

Why? Because she believes that every authors has a compelling brand story that deserves to be heard and celebrated by audiences all over the world. Audiences learn to trust them and support their projects because they resonate with their stories.

Marla Press

Founder of Speakers on Fire Academy©, is a Public Speaking Coach, Life Coach, and Art of Presence™ Trainer. She shows you how to develop unwavering confidence, master your presence, and create a bigger impact by increasing your wow factor and your trust factor. You'll get fired up about what you do and fire up your audience so they're excited to work with you.

Marla's clients say she is a master at knowing what each person needs to become a better speaker. She offers elite speaking programs, bootcamps, and 1:1 coaching. Beginner and experienced speakers transform immediately!

Marla is an international speaker and author. She has a degree in Psychology, has worked as a Practice Management Consultant in the medical field and as an Inclusion and Diversity Consultant.



June 9, 2023 Show

Karina Kantas CEO of Author Assist,

is inviting all authors and publishing professionals to a huge event where you can promote your book or service for free. The Authors' Pitch Party goes out live over social media, eZWay tv and will be streaming on Roku TV. So a possible 100.000.000 eyes could hear your pitch. And all guests will get IMDb credit for appearing.

Register for free. Using the code KarinaKantas


Debora Hollick

The SmashThrough Mentor

Debora J. Hollick, an Executive Director/Owner, and a powerhouse in the field of personal and team performance optimization. With her expertise as an International Speaker, multiple International #1 Best-Selling Author, Award-Winning Productivity Facilitator, and Sales Trainer, she helps businesses and professionals smash through confusion, solve chaos, and stop cussing while achieving remarkable results.



May 12, 2023 Show

Master Teresa Yeung

Master Teresa Yeung has been giving hope and joy to people all over the world with her Pureland Qi Gong. She is an internationally recognized Master of Chi Gong, speaker, healer and three-time #1 international bestselling award winning author. Master Teresa is an inspiration of balanced and calm energy, excellent health and success for women of all ages. She overcame her own health issues and personal struggles to raise her three children as a single mother; founded two distinguished Chi Gong schools: Pureland International Qi Gong and The Seventh Happiness School of Chi Gong, while continuing the legacy of her teacher Grandmaster Wu's Chi Gong lineage. He is the creator of Wu's Eye Qi Gong® which has successfully helped millions of people worldwide. In addition, she is a continuing education professional development activity (PDA) provider of the U.S.A. National Certification Commission for Acupuncturists and Oriental Medicine (NCCAOM).

Break Music by:

Shadow Smile

and the track is

Sign Your Name In Blood




Toni Kaufman
Toni Kaufman went from working with Former President George H.W. Bush as his personal computer trainer and support for his offices and homes to returning to her producer roots in Television, Radio, and Podcast. Founder of The Standout Stars Speakers Bureau, Toni's production/casting background (in English and Spanish) on such famous shows as The Latin Grammys and the Texas Music Awards as well as Fremantle Media's Top Talent Searching programs and their Spanish Counterparts: American Idol/Objetivo Fama, America's Top Models/Belleza Latina, and casting families for Family Feud/Que Dice La Gente among many others.



April 15, 2023 Show

Leigh Lincoln

Leigh has spent the better part of the last thirty years involved in homeless and poverty advocacy in one way or another. Her novel – Road Home – was born out of this work. She wanted to make people think about their lives and how they live. But most importantly, about how they treat others and how they want to be treated.   

Break Music Artist

Michael Alan

Instrumental rock track Road To Glory


Laurie G. Curtis

Laurie Governor Curtis is an international speaker, coach, and co-author of the book, What Now Mindset Vol 1. Laurie is also a two-time inductee into the University of Richmond Hall of Fame (Women’s Basketball).

Her approach is powered by her personal experiences and providing real-life examples that inspire and motivate others to succeed personally and professionally.



February 10, 2023 Show

Linda Rivero

Today I am on a mission to help more and more creative women who feel unhappy, isolated and dissatisfied with their lives to discover their own powerful purpose-driven project that fills their life with meaning and leaves them feeling fulfilled, thrilled and fabulous.

  • Contributor to 2 books on women changing the world 
  • Founder of Peace Through Travel & Peace Through Travel Radio
  • Founder of Women Travel for Peace: Women helping women trips to Senegal, West Africa
  • Founder of Global Action Women (Summit)
  • Host of Global Feminine Rising radio program

Break Music by

Jann Klose with the track, Surrender.

Jann’s forthcoming studio album “Surrender” is due for release March 3. He was blown away by some of the incredible people involved with the album, “‘Surrender’ was created under the most unusual of circumstances. We were dealing with a global pandemic and a complete shutdown of music venues and recording studios. My co-writer for more than half the album, Alex Forbes and I got together bi-weekly at her apartment in Manhattan and poured our souls into the songs during the strangest of times.


Becky Amble

As founder and president of Future Focus, Becky has spent over 30 years working with businesses on revenue growth, marketing strategy and understanding customers.

Becky has authored over 100 nationally published articles, YouTube videos, and over 10 books. Audiences and clients include those in both the public and private sectors, from small businesses to Fortune 50 companies (from the Science Museum of MN to 3M).




January 12, 2023 Show


Marie Maccagno

Marie is passionate about outdoor adventures, exploring new terrain, and all genres of writing. She was inspired to write her memoir, The Chocolate Pilgrim, after walking the Camino de Santiago in 2009. Her process of creating a manuscript and self-publication led Marie to take her next step: establishing her company, Adventures in Writing. She is dedicated to supporting other writers to follow their writing dreams.

Break Music by:

Kathy Zimmer

A track called Extremist


Robert A Wilson

I am Robert A. Wilson with Cowboy Wisdom Hypnoacuity which is hypnotherapy that quiets your mind, to xpand out of yesterday to energize today enterprising your cherished lifestyle. Opening a fresh understanding of your subconscious is unique to you realizing and admiring your dreams, imagination, intuition, inspiration and innovative-witted grit; get and go are your unparalleled wisdom unlocking and unleashing your trailblazer talents.





December 9, 2022 Show

Teri M Brown

Not letting 2020 get the best of her, Teri chose to go on an adventure that changed her outlook on life. She and her husband, Bruce, rode a tandem bicycle across the United States from Astoria, Oregon to Washington DC, successfully raising money for Toys for Tots. She learned she is stronger than she realized and capable of anything she sets her mind to.

Teri is a wife, mother, grandmother, and author who loves word games, reading, bumming on the beach, taking photos, singing in the shower, hunting for bargains, ballroom dancing, playing bridge, and mentoring others.

Sian Claven

Known as the International Bestselling, Award-winning Author of horrific old-school terror titles such as Buried and the Asylum Series, Sian B. Claven brings back a nostalgic telling of creepy tales.

Aiming high, this misleadingly bubbly author terrifies her fans with tales of ghosts, murderers, and demonic possessions as though handing out candy to children, all while expanding her releases from her first young adult horror in 2017 to her more recent explicit demonic occult horror in 2021.



November 11, 2022 Show

Claudia Blood

Claudia Blood’s love of epic fantasies led her from life as a research scientist right into that of an award-winning author. With works such as the Relic trilogy, Merged series, and the Supernatural Detective Agency, Claudia Blood’s work cover a wide range of genres and themes that have captivated many.


Break Music by Tricky Susan and their track Grab.

Rennie Gabriel

is an author, speaker, master financial coach, and founder of Wealth On Any Income.

His passion is to support people in becoming financially free through imparting the principles and practices he used to achieve multi-millionaire status and to raise philanthropists.



October 14, 2022 Show


Murray Lee

Murray Lee is a writer, doctor, and teacher of medicine. For over fifteen years he has served as the regular fly-in physician to Naujaat, Nunavut, a traditional Inuit community on the Arctic Circle. He lives in Calgary, Alberta. Compass is his debut novel.

Break Music: Dearly Departed by Shadow Smile

A deeply heartfelt and emotionally charged track exploring the grief and loss of losing a close loved one. Encompassing a fusion of classic metal and modern electronica - the Sheffield (UK) outfit continues to strive forward, pushing musical boundaries with their original-yet- timeless sound.


William B. Davis

William Bruce Davis is a Canadian actor, best known for his role as the Cigarette Smoking Man on The X-Files. Besides appearing in many TV programs and movies, he founded his own acting school, the William Davis Centre for Actors Study.



September 9, 2022 Show

T.B. Bond

TB. Bond has been writing, drawing, and web designing for years. When she is not doing one of those things, she’s reading and watching anime. Nerdtastic to the core she’s a Whovian, Trekie, Otaku, and probably a whole host of other things. Currently, she lives with her husband, a fellow nerd, in Virginia. 

Music by Deadlock

The young and ambitious Deadlock have begun their ascent to prove themselves as a promising new rock act. A band with the potential to soon establish their presence within the UK punk scene.

Dan Harary

Hollywood publicist Dan Harary is owner of The Asbury PR Agency of Beverly Hills, CA (since 1996), and a first-time author of FLIRTING WITH FAME. A native of Ocean Township, NJ, Dan worked as Stage Manager at the legendary Sunshine Inn concert hall in Asbury Park in the early 1970s, with such now iconic musicians as Bruce Springsteen, KISS and Fleetwood Mac. Dan graduated from Boston University, worked at Columbia Pictures/New York and relocated to Los Angeles in 1980. His first post in Hollywood was as an Assistant at the American Film Institute, then Columbia Pictures Television, and two top Hollywood entertainment PR agencies, before launching his own PR Agency in 1996. During the course of the past 40 years, Dan has rubbed shoulders with hundreds of the entertainment industry’s biggest stars from film, TV and music. 




June 10, 2022 Show

Andrew Vincent

A fan of spy and psychological thrillers from esteemed authors including John Le Carre and Michael Connelly, Andrew recently started writing himself, during lockdown and is now busy scribing the follow up to his soon to be released first novel, The Secret of Haditha.


G.S. Gerry

G. S. Gerry is a dedicated family man, Navy veteran, and writer from humble beginnings in St. Petersburg, FL. Married for 17 years, at the sound age of 18, and father to 4 kids (16/14/11/8). Just your average, everyday Joe Schmuckatelli with some wild stories to tell. As is the G. S. Gerry tradition, everything in his life seems to happen in the most non-traditional ways. He experienced 16 & pregnant before it became popular. Overcoming obstacle after calamity after hilarious situation in his short time on the earth.  G. S. Gerry's debut novel Meth Murder & Amazon checks one off the list, with an unforgettable comedic journey of a lifetime.




May 13, 2022 Show

Dr. Tonya Nagle

I'm Tonya Nagle, PhD. I've been writing a lot longer than I've had those last letters. I started writing over 16 years ago for publication. I have been traditionally and independently published. I work in higher education as a writing coach, an adjunct faculty member, and a curriculum designer. Therefore, I understand the majority of writers out there trying to balance all of the responsibilities of life in addition to the goals, dreams, personal need to write.

Jesse Rene Gibbs

My name is Jesse René Gibbs and I am the author of Girl Hidden. I am an artist, designer, dancer and survivor.  I am a stepmother to four, Amma to four more and blessed beyond measure with the family that I chose.




April 8, 2022 Show

Teri M. Brown

Born in Athens, Greece as an Air Force brat, Teri M Brown came into this world with an imagination full of stories to tell. She now calls the North Carolina coast home, and the peaceful nature of the sea has been a great source of inspiration for her creativity.
Not letting 2020 get the best of her, Teri chose to go on an adventure that changed her outlook on life. She and her husband, Bruce, rode a tandem bicycle across the United States from Astoria, Oregon to Washington DC, successfully raising money for Toys for Tots. She learned she is stronger than she realized and capable of anything she sets her mind to.

Break Music Feature:

Lola Black

Hot Enough




March 11, 2022 Show

Gerald Everett Jones

Gerald Everett Jones is a freelance writer who lives in Santa Monica, CA. Preacher Raises the Dead is his twelfth novel. He’s a longtime board member of the Independent Writers of Southern California (IWOSC) and host of the GetPublished! Radio podcast.

Nic LaRue

Nicholas LaRue is a short story author, novelist, and screenwriter. He is the CEO of LaRue Entertainment Group, a consulting company working in and around the entertainment industry. He is a former film critic that has been fortunate to work in and out of Hollywood, traveling the country and giving talks about everything from digital marketing to film theory. 




February 11, 2022 Show

Joel Robert Carroll
Joel Carroll is a community advocate for men, women and children, who battle with drug addiction and or suffer from mental illness.
His goal is to educate, aid and assist individuals about addiction recovery and mental illness, through his own personal experience, strength and hope. he is the author of The Book of Joel.


Cristine Price

Cristine Price has practiced as a mental health and addiction recovery professional for over thirty years.  Her formal training in Psychology along with Doctorate in Natural Medicine has merged into a unique approach to healing. She is the author of 4 Bodies: 4 Medicines, a Primer for Quantum Healing, along with other publications.




January 14, 2022 Show



Jeremiah Gilbert

Jeremiah Gilbert is an award-winning photographer and travel writer based out of Southern California. His travels have taken him to nearly a hundred countries and territories around the globe.  He is the author of the collections 
Can't Get Here from ThereFifty Tales of Travel and From Tibet to EgyptEarly Travels After a Late Start.

Sephe Haven

Sephe Haven was an actress from a really fine drama school who took a break to pay off her student t loans and lost track of time. Eventually, she began telling stories, doing stand up and writing her memoir. She has chosen to remain under her pen name so she can talk freely about the times she spent doing the work of love and pleasure.



December 10, 2021 Show

Kara Marziali

Kara Marziali is an artist, author, and educator. She is involved in many creative endeavors including painting, design, writing, teaching theatre and dramatic literature, singing, and dancing. Her professional skills include graphic design, marketing, communications, teaching, and leading workshops. She is most comfortable in environments that stimulate curiosity, cultivate creativity, kindle compassion, and facilitate connections.

Break Music Feature:

West Yorkshire's seasoned musician


unleashes his debut single entitled 'Butterfly'.

Lynda McKinney

Lynda is 78 years old and she lost most of her sight at age 64. She is a retired college professor of fine arts and humanities, Geneva College, in western Pennsylvania, USA.

Retirement due to sight loss was a blessing in disguise for Lynda as it opened the door to make her art and writing full-time. Four of the five books were written and published after she lost her sight.



November 12, 2021 Show

Annie Chiappetta
From the visual to the literary arts. Years later, she has become a poet and author, honing her talent in various mediums, including web content for nonprofits, regular bylines for online literary publications, poetry, anthologies and guest editing in online literary journals, just to name a few projects of which she has contributed.

Break Music by 

Katherine Aly 

Edinburgh (UK) based Alt-pop artist and her new track called Pariah

Me'chele Sevanesian

Me'chele is a 19-year old, passionate writer who saw a void in young-adult literature for a positive, non-patronizing story about neurodiversity and disability from a new perspective. Through "The Color Orange,'' her goal is to change the 'single-story narrative' often surrounding disability in neuro-typical culture by providing a series of narratives in the back of the book from people with disabilities themselves, and siblings of those with disabilities. Each of their stories is unique, carrying a wide range of experiences through the lens of disability.



October 8, 2021 Show


Mark B. Bello

When Mark’s not writing legal and political novels, he writes and posts about fairness and justice in the civil justice system on his website, Legal Examiner and NotFakeNews. In his spare time, Mark enjoys traveling and spending time with his family. Mark and his wife, Tobye, have four children and 8 grandchildren.

Music Feature by the band

June 1974

 We'll be playing the track

The Rebel King from their new album Rebus.

June 1974 is music solo project created by Italian writer/composer Federico Romano at the end of 2010.He plays different kinds of music from electro, dance to classic, rock metal, alternative, pop music. Till now he published tons of albums/singles that are available on all worldwide digital music stores by Visionaire Records.



September 10, 2021 Show

Victoria Saccenti

Victoria is a multi-award-winning author who writes in the genre of romance with sub-genres such as fantasy, historical, and erotica. She currently has eight books published and has just released book 3 of the fantasy supernatural PNR, The Last Dannan.


This Show's Musical Guests:

Moonage Hookers

with their track Mountain

Moonage Hookers advocates for the freedom to think, act, and to transgress. Their music distills cosmic melodies, tinged with powerful solos and lyrical flights, designed to burst your neurons like bubble wrap. Moonage Hookers will inspire you to vibrate, forget, enjoy, love and feel.


Amy Rivers

writes novels, short stories, and personal essays. She is the Director of Northern Colorado Writers and was chosen as 2021 Indie Author of the Year by the Indie Author Project.

In April 2021, Complicit, the first book in the A Legacy of Silence series was published. It recently won 2nd place in the 2021 CIPA EVVY Awards.



August 13, 2021 Show

Larry Jorgensen

Journalist with extensive experience in print (weekly, daily and magazines), radio and television news (both writing and on-air) Currently research and writing history related articles and books. Works from office at his home along a bayou in Louisiana.

Ronnie Ashmore

Ronnie Ashmore is a veteran police officer and two-time chief of police who started his law enforcement career as a jailer and worked his way up through the ranks.

He writes novels involving crime thrillers and westerns. He has an ability to give his characters an authentic voice and a sense of reality.

When he is not working or writing and has some spare time, he enjoys playing golf, fishing, and traveling.



July 9, 2021 Show


Coop Stevens

Coop Stevens is a new author to the writing community, having recently published his debut novel, Revelations. Coop lives in Nottinghamshire with his wife and two children, juggling family life, his work as a property consultant, and writing. Revelations is inspired by a love for supernatural fiction and an interest in religion. Coop is currently working on a sequel to Revelations allowing readers to continue on the journey in a fight between love and hate, good and evil, life and death.

Mary K. Savarese

I was born and grew up in Brooklyn, New York, going on to earn a business degree in accounting from City University, NY. Soon after I found myself working in insurance and financing and went on to marry my wonderful husband. We moved to New England. I have spent thirteen years as a religious education teacher and have lived and worked in New York, Connecticut, and Massachusetts. For the past decade, I have served as a Eucharistic minister at my local Catholic church.




June 11, 2021 Show

Dr Wesley Britton

Starting in fall 2015, his science fiction/ mystery/ espionage series, The Beta-Earth Chronicles debuted with the ground-breaking The Blind Alien. Throughout 2016 to 2019, five sequels followed including The Blood of Balnakin, When War Returns, A Throne for an Alien, The Third Earth. Alpha Tales 2044 was his first collection of Beta-Earth short stories. Then came Behind Alien Lines which is a spy/sci-fi collection. Wesley then went on to published a standalone sci-fi thriller, Return To Alpha: A New Saga begins.


During the Break:

 we will be featuring a 3-minute sample of the Karina Kantas audio book Illusional Reality


Eric Goodman

Over the years, novelist Eric Goodman’s books have been described in many ways – readable, fascinating, raw, honest. He describes his latest work a little differently -- part historical novel, part memoir, part love story. Eric ran the creative writing program at Miami University of Ohio for several years.



May 14, 2021 Show

Theresa Weiss

In the late 1980’s I left the medical world to help run “Power Places,” an international custom group tour company my husband Dr. Toby Weiss named and founded in the early 1980’s. “Power Places” is now a commonly used term that relates to awe-inspiring ancient sites around the world with special energies or a sense of a mystical feeling to them. Examples of such mystical sites would be the Great Pyramid and Sphinx, Machu Picchu, Stonehenge, the Mayan pyramids such as at Chichen-Itza, temples in Tibet, plus many more. Toby invented the special niche of “transformational travel,” creating the mileau on-site for travelers to open their “awareness” to experience the special energies at these ancient sacred sites. As Director and Vice President I was in charge of the international on-site tours, and international conference management.


Break Music By: AKoustic Soul with his new single Start Again.  

Dawn Menge

Dr. Dawn Menge has won thirty-one national awards as the author of the Queen Vernita educational series. She holds a PhD in Curriculum and Instruction, a master’s degree and a Clear Credential in moderate/severe disabilities, and a bachelor’s degree in human development. Dr. Menge has been teaching severely handicapped students for nineteen years. She has three children and five beautiful grandchildren and lives in Southern California.




April 9, 2021 Show

Faust Ruggiero

A therapist in private practice for over thirty years, Faust Ruggiero published The Fix Yourself Handbook last year.  The book presents the Process Way of Life, which is the culmination of over twenty years of research, program development, and counseling application.  It has helped to change the lives of over two-thousand clients in his private practice.  The book is a nonfiction award recipient from the Nonfiction Authors Association, Literary Titan, and Reader's Favorite.

Break Music by Cannon Beach

Combining classic emo themes with a distinctive 80’s synth beat, Cannon Beach have concocted a signature sound in an unexpected way. Coming from the creative minds of producer Daniel Jeffery (Inherit The Stars), and singer Beth Connelly (Crimson Tide), Cannon Beach is an exploration into new territory for the pair, who have worked together in the past on previous projects, but never as a joint venture such as this.



Robin Hesselgesser

Robin Hesselgesser, who has an empowering new book Miss To Bitch To MA’AM featuring entrepreneurial women she coaches to help them find out what they really want from their life and careers – and how to get it.

The book captures a wide range of women and features those who were profoundly stuck in their professional lives creating a ripple effect into their personal lives. Through her sessions, Robin discovered that every woman has a secret and that behind every secret lies a broken dream.




March 12, 2021 Show

Martha Hunt Hadler
With my adult children now grown and flown, I’m able to focus on pursing those passions that most pull my heartstrings: wolves and writing. I spend weekdays in Tribeca, New York and weekends near the wolves in South Salem, New York. My first novel, “Winter of the Wolf,” was published by Greenleaf in July, 2020.

Break Music by

Violet Leap

Alternative Rock band from Flint, North Wales

Featured Track: Careful What You Do  

Robert Springer

As for me, being old enough to remember tube TVs and the novelty of transistor radios, I’ve seen a bit of life. Once a poor (bass guitar) player who strut his hour upon the stage (Austin TX and Niles Michigan) and then was heard (unrecorded bands) no more (after 30 years my fingers cannot remember the frets)
My writing pedigree is a crazy quilt with stretches of academic training and scraps of writing on paper towel rolls in an asphalt siding factory.



February 12, 2021 Show

Cursed Sands by [B.C. James]

Author B. C. James

Latest Release: Cursed Sands

The prophet Isiah cursed the city to remain forever abandoned, calling the debris of this civilization the place where demons dance. Four marines on the trail of ISIS fighters find out the hard way how right the prophet was as they become stranded in the city to face the nightmares within.

Author Myron Edwards

Latest Release: Mistress of the Rock

All is fair in love and war. Or is it?

For Richard Cole, ex-veteran of the First Gulf War, the memories of conflict have become the nightmares of his reality, and only by confronting them can he begin to live again.  He returns to the Island of Cyprus some twenty years later to where it all began, for a vacation with his wife, Julie. But a chance discovery places him in a dilemma, as he learns that Greek Gods and mortals should never mix.  Now, with Richard powerless to stop the momentum of a phenomenon that tests him to his limits, challenging all that he knows and loves against a fantasy of myth and legend, he must struggle to find the truth between what is real and what is not; but at what cost?  On the island of love, one man's obsession turns to possession, as his mind, body, and soul are trapped between two worlds and two women.  'The Mistress of the Rock is a very possessive spirit; she does not give her affections lightly.' As Richard Cole is about to discover.



January 8, 2021 Show

Bill Felker

has been writing nature columns and almanacs for regional and national publications since 1984. His Poor Will’s Almanack has appeared as an annual publication since 2003. His organization of weather patterns and phenology (what happens when in nature) offers a unique structure for understanding the repeating rhythms of the year. Exploring everything from animal husbandry to phenology, Felker has become well known to farmers as well as urban readers throughout the country. 



Author J. L. Hill

James is a prolific author of a multi genres novels and as well as writing, he also owns and runs RockHill Publishing. And he has a full-time job as well.



December 11, 2020 Show

Patricia Martin Holt

is an American author living and writing in Atlanta, Georgia. Her debut non-fiction book, Committee of One: Making a Difference One Life at a Time, is a story of survival, heroism, courage and determination. Ms. Holt was named Georgia Author of the Year and was awarded the Bronze Medal by the Independent Publishers Association.  

Musical Feature: Ghost Season

Latest CD: From The Otherside   OUT NOW! 

Featured Track: Fade Away

Julia Elizabeth Sullivan


After taking an interest in the history of the Nez Perce War while visiting the Big Hole Battlefield in Wisdom, MT, former attorney Julia Sullivan spent 21 years researching, drafting, and editing what would eventually become Bone Necklace. Her research and preparation for the book even led her to the Library of Congress and the National Archives.



November 13, 2020 Show

Tina L. Helmuth

is writing an ongoing series of thrilling “FACT-FICTION” books that boldly take on today’s most heinous crimes; the abduction, sexual trafficking and cannibalization of our children. “Suffer the Little Children” is the introduction to a dark current that lies beneath the surface of our society. Deeply researched and mixed with the supernatural- good versus evil makes this thriller hard to put down. Shining a light on the root cause of these crimes and introducing a spiritual solution. Justice will be served! 

Music Break Featuring

Cannon Beach

a UK rock band with their debut single

Upside Down


Denise Turney

is a novelist, public speaker and professional corporate writer. She brings more than 30 of book, newspaper, magazine, radio and business speaking and writing to a project. Denise Turney is the editor of The Book Lover's Haven and host of the literary radio show, Off The Shelf Books Talk Radio. She has been listed in various entertainment and business directories, including industry leaders such as Who’s Who, 100 Most Admired African American Women and Crosswalk. Her works have appeared in Parade, Essence, Ebony, Madame Noire, We The People, The Trenton Times, The Pittsburgh Quarterly and Obsidian II. Denise Turney is the author of the books Portia, Love Has Many Faces, Spiral, Long Walk Up, Rosetta The Talent Show Queen, Love Pour Over Me, Awaken Blessings of Inner Love and Running Toward Freedom.



September 11, 2020 Show

Jin Okubo

Upon finishing my university studies I moved to the beautiful country of Japan only to bounce back and forth between the U.S and Japan for a couple of years. Finally, I received my Japanese citizenship in the spring of 2014. Throughout my life I have been surrounded by many strong women which is one of the contributing factors for the protagonists in my novels tending to be women. As well as my films



Break Music:

Fury In You by UK rock band MonsterJaw.

Monster Jaw sprang into action with their three track debut EP ‘Get A Tattoo’ back in 2013, produced by _Wes Maebe _(UB40/Celine Dion). It received much critical acclaim and global airplay across rock/alternative stations including_ BBC Introducing, Total Rock_ and _The Mattcave_. They had extensive magazine coverage with _Big Cheese _and _Louder Than War,_ plus tour supports with _Black Star Riders, Stiff Little Fingers, New Model Army, Ferocious Dog_ and appearances at several Festivals around the UK, including _‘Rebellion Punk Festival_’ which solidified their dedicated cult following.


Elliot Mason

A native of Southern California. Elliot is a graduate of U.S.C. with a BA in History and a Masters from Azusa Pacific Univ.

For many years, he was a featured and contributing writer for several
websites, blogs and trade magazines. In late 2019, his first suspense
thriller, "The Arlington Orders", was released to much critical acclaim.
Featured on radio interviews, podcasts and television shows, Mason's
work struck a chord with the public as it touched upon many of today's
hot button topics



August 14, 2020 Show


Natalie P. Jenkins

is a an American author, from Kentucky, who has written and published two books titled “Fourteen Day Fiancé” and “After The Storm”.

Natalie began writing professionally in 2015 by translating books from other languages into English. She wrote her first book in 2018 after the death of her fiancé.


CG Blade

is the author and creator of the Pseudoverse series.

Kitchen Sink Conspiracy, Historical Science Fiction, Genetic Engineering, Horror, Sci-Fi, Terror, and Automata Suspense Author. 




July 10, 2020 Show


Iris Chinook

grew up along the front range of the Rocky Mountains, just north of Boulder, Colorado in the U.S.  As an author, she strives to extend that sense of service to her readers. She loves feedback on how her stories are doing out in the real world.

Walter Marvin Koenig

Walter Marvin Koenig is an American actor and screenwriter. He began acting professionally in the mid-1960s and quickly rose to prominence for his supporting role as Ensign Pavel Chekov in Star Trek: The Original Series (1967–1969). He went on to reprise this role in all seven subsequent Star Trek films.



June 12, 2020 Show


Kelanie Black

I am Kelanie Black, a writer of erotica, fiction, and poetry. What makes me special is that I am blind, and it doesn’t define nor render me helpless. My blindness will always be a part of me, but my writing, my love for drums & for learning, comes first! I am a resident of Ohio, where I study psychology



Break Music Feature:

Hourglass Inversion and their new track The Frontier

"What do the grains of sand do when they run down the Hourglass? The grains of sand await the Inversion.. "
This is exactly what epitomizes Hourglass Inversion, an Alternative Rock Act based out of Pune, India, which despite all the challenges & being pushed to the brink has carried on for more than a decade.. Coming up with music which is hard-hitting & that makes an impact has always been the aim of the band & each song expresses a story in itself, the power & meaning of which is always attempted to be captured in the studio as well as reflected on stage.. Every song, Every verse, the band wants to make every note count.

W.T. Hamilton

is an award-winning author, speaker and business consultant who is also the creator of the world's first ONE Chapter book series. Each book is only one chapter long helping driven entrepreneurs solve business problems ONE Chapter book at a time so they can take action right away.
He has been working from the phone since 2013 and enjoys the freedom of making his own schedule, having fun, and helping people see the solutions that were hidden just out of sight.





May 8, 2020 Show

Larry Jorgenson

Author of The Coco-Cola Trail

Journalist with extensive experience in print (weekly, daily and magazines), radio and television news (both writing and on-air)

Currently research and writing history related articles and books. Works from office at his home along a bayou in Louisiana. 

Salt River Shakedown

Salt River Shakedown have been playing the UK gig circuit for the past 4 years providing sheer 'RAW AND FUZZALICIOUS BLUES' that make crowds go wild!

SRS are ready to unleash their unique brand of sleek blues rock to the world! \m/


April 10, 2020 Show

She's baaaaack!

Zman interviews Karina


December 13, 2019 Show

Kristina Rienzi

Kristina Rienzi is a Jersey Shore-based new adult thriller author, certified professional coach, and the former president of Sisters in Crime-Central Jersey. She believes in all things paranormal, a closet full of designer bags, weekly manicures, the Law of Attraction, aliens, angels, and the value of a graduate degree in psychology. Her debut audiobook, AMONG US was featured on Audible’s ACX University and an Audible Editors Select Pick.

Visit her online at

Ann Charles

Ann Charles is a USA Today Best-Selling author who writes spicy, award-winning mysteries full of mayhem, adventure, comedy, and suspense.  Ann has a B.A. in English with an emphasis on creative writing from the University of Washington and is a member of Sisters in Crime and Western Writers of America. 3 


November 8, 2019 Show

M.J. Preston

M.J. Preston’s debut novel: THE EQUINOX, published in 2012, was a quarterfinalist in the Amazon Breakthrough Awards and rated a solid straight horror novel by a reviewer at Publisher’s Weekly.

His second novel: ACADIA EVENT, published in 2015, was inspired by his time running the world longest ice road, as an ice road trucker, in the Canada’s Northwest Territories.

His third novel: HIGHWAYMAN, a thriller, was published July 02, 2019 with WildBlue Press.

He resides in Alberta, Canada with his wife, Stormy and beagles, Jake and Milo.


Matthew Hughes

Matthew Hughes writes science-fantasy and science fiction. An alter ego, Matt Hughes writes crime fiction. Born seventy years ago in Liverpool, UK, his family moved to Canada when he was five. From a working-poor background, he then became a journalist and has been a writer through most of his adult life. 



October 11, 2019 Show

Craig DiLouie

is an American-Canadian writer of speculative fiction. His works have been nominated for major literary awards, translated into multiple languages, and optioned for screen adaptation. He is a member of Science Fiction & Fantasy Writers of America, International Thriller Writers, and the Horror Writers Association.

Learn more at 

Break music is by:

Inherit The Stars

with their new single The King & Queen

Inherit The Stars is a UK rock band based in Sheffield. They bring together memorable guitar riffs, a symphony of strings, drums like a thunderstorm, and extraterrestrial synths, creating a force of sound that grips you by the ears and demands that you sit up and listen.




V. S. Holmes

is an international Bestselling gender-queer science fiction and fantasy author. She has written the REFORGED series and the NEL BENTLY BOOKS. Smoke and Rain, the first book in her fantasy quartet, won New Apple Literary's Excellence in Independent Publishing Award in 2015. In addition, she has published short fiction in several anthologies. 




September 13, 2019 Show

Tosca Lee

is the award-winning, New York Times bestselling author of Iscariot, The Legend of Sheba, Demon: A Memoir, Havah: The Story of Eve, and the Books of Mortals series with New York Times bestseller Ted Dekker (Forbidden, Mortal, Sovereign).

This show's break music is by

The Bedford Band

with their new single Got To Go 

Konn Lavery

is a Canadian author whose work has been recognized by Edmonton’s top five bestseller charts and by reviewers such as Readers’ Favorite, and Literary Titan.

He started writing stories at a young age while being homeschooled. After graduating from graphic design college, he began professionally pursuing his writing with his first release, Reality. He continues to write in the thriller, horror, and fantasy genres.


August 9, 2019 Show

Dwayne Clayden

Dwayne Clayden combines his knowledge and experience as a police officer and paramedic to write crime thrillers. His first novel, Crisis Point, was a finalist for the 2015 Crime Writers of Canada … 

Break music by New Model Army and their single Never Arriving.

New Model Army are an English rock band formed in Bradford, West Yorkshire, in 1980 by lead singer, guitarist and main composer Justin Sullivan, bassist Stuart Morrow and drummer Phil Tompkins. Sullivan has been the only continuous member of the band, which has seen numerous line-up changes in its 39-year history. 

Christie Stratos

Christie Stratos is an award-winning writer who holds a degree in English Literature. She is the author of Anatomy of a Darkened Heart and Brotherhood of Secrets, the first two books in the Dark Victoriana Collection. Christie has had short stories and poetry published in Ginosko Literary Journal, Andromedae Review, 99Fiction, and various anthologies. 


July 12, 2019 Show

Kimberly Stuart

Kimberly Stuart has always loved a good story, good writing, and a good laugh. She is also particularly fond of Dutch cheeses and dark chocolate.

Decades later, Stuart turned to writing to cope with the isolation and charming chaos of motherhood. Kimberly now has 8 novels published.

This show's break music feature is by

 Circle Of Reason     Track: Question

Circle Of Reason is a 4 piece progressive/alternative hard rock band hailing from South West England. Following their formation in late 2011, the band started making waves with their debut EP, A Favour For A Stranger in 2012 followed by These Hands And This Mind released in early 2014.  


Jim Christina

Jim was born into an Air Force Family in 1949. Living all over the world before finally landing in Del Mar, California. A musician, historian, writer, poet, playwright...all things describing Jim Christina. For years a character had been rolling around in his mind and in 2008, the character became the Hunter and the series was born. They are stories of an ageing man hunter and his protege' in Arizona in the last half of the nineteenth century.



June 14, 2019 Show

Dr. Wesley Britton

is the author of four non-fiction books, Spy Television (2003), Beyond Bond: Spies in Fiction and Film (2005), Onscreen and Undercover: The Ultimate Book of Movie Espionage (2006), and The Encyclopedia of TV Spies (2009). Starting in fall 2015, his science fiction series, The Beta-Earth Chronicles debuted with the ground-breaking The Blind Alien. Throughout 2016 to 2019, six sequels followed including The Blood of Balnakin, When War Returns, A Throne for an Alien, The Third Earth, Return to Alpha, and Alpha Tales 2044. Alpha Tales was his first collection of Beta-Earth short stories and a second volume is in the works as new stories are coming out regularly. Many are currently freebies for newsletter subscribers and others are available on Amazon at discount prices!  Britton earned his doctorate in American Literature at the University of North Texas in 1990. He taught English at Harrisburg Area Community College until his retirement in 2016. 


May 10, 2019 Show

Edward Willett

Edward Willett is an award-winning author of science fiction, fantasy and non-fiction for both children and adults.  Willett is now the author or co-author of more than 60 books, ranging from computer books and children's non-fiction books to science fiction and fantasy for both adults and young adults, and host of the new podcast The Worldshapers: "Conversations with science fiction and fantasy authors about the creative process."



Natasha Deen

Natasha Deen moved to Canada to escape the growing racial and political violence of Guyana, South America. She worked for the provincial government and non-profit agencies before pursuing a career in writing. Her books include Burned, Sleight of Hand, and Guardian, which was a 2015 CCBC Best Pick for Kids and Teens, nominated for a Sunburst Award, and won a bronze Moonbeam Award.



April 12, 2019 Show

Lew Bayer

Her new book, which became an international bestseller,� The 30% Solution, makes Lew a 10-time published author. Lew donates her time as Director of the National Civility Center, and she is also a proud Mentor for The Etiquette House, a member of the Advisory Board for A Civil Tongue, a national magazine columnist, and has contributed expert commentary to over 60 online, print, and television publications.


New single Superstar from their EP Morning After The Madness.

Sheffield's (UK) Alternative pop-rock quartet 'HABBERDASH'   In recent months of 2018 the band's recognition and popularity has grown in stature following the release of the anthemic pop-tinged alt-rocker 'Like A Lover' and the harder hitting modern rock vibes of 'What Do We Know'. Both single releases have generated Habberdash some serious praise from online media and helped push their music on to radio airwaves across the whole of the UK and far beyond.  With a huge amount of talent, confidence and creativity, Habberdash are intent on laying the groundwork to be recognized as a new force in British rock music.


Tosca Lee

Tosca Lee is the award-winning, New York Times bestselling author of Iscariot, The Legend of Sheba, Demon: A Memoir, Havah: The Story of Eve, and the Books of Mortals series with New York Times bestseller Ted Dekker (Forbidden, Mortal, Sovereign).


March 8, 2019 Show


Jim Christina

was born into an Air Force Family in 1949. Living all over the world before finally landing in Del Mar, California. A musician, historian, writer, poet, playwright...all things describing Jim Christina. For years a character had been rolling around in his mind and in 2008, the character became the Hunter and the series was born. They are stories of an ageing man hunter and his protege' in Arizona in the last half of the nineteenth century.

Break Music: Pointing Fingers by Reason Define.

The all-female Charlotte/North Carolina (US) based 5 piece ReasonDefine unleash news of their sophomore album release and supporting US tour. Entitled 'In Memory' - the 11 track offering officially drops on 1st March 2019 and shall deliver an exciting journey for lovers of hook- heavy torrents of rock-style riffs, powerful melodic vocals and anthemic chorus lines.


Amelia Lionheart


The JEACs (Junior Environmentalists and Conservationists), a group created in Peacock Feathers (#1), enlightens folks about conservation and environmental issues. The JEACs are now a reality.

A series, with each adventure taking place in a country that Amelia has lived in, or visited. The books have glossaries, since words and expressions in: French, Spanish, Latin, Hindi, Sinhala, Italian, Australian, the Gaelic, and British English, are used.

Amelia has done over 500 signings at Chapters/Indigo and other stores, schools, conferences, and had signings in Australia, Sri Lanka and Dubai.



February 8, 2019 Show

Author Miranda Oh

Is your typical girl: She loves the sunset, loves long walks on the beach, world travels, and When not playing the corporate part she can be found sipping wine and spending all her hard-earned money on shoes. Among her friends and family, Miranda Oh is known to be the storyteller of the group, always recapping crazy life stories and situations. Her personal experiences, emotions and fantasies are the inspiration for most of her books, so there is a little bit of her in every story. "Remember, No Matter What: Chin Up, Tits Out" is the first of many novels you'll be seeing from Miranda Oh. Miranda's work is sincere and heartfelt, sure to keep you up at night in more ways than one.

Break Music:

Hot Enough by Lola Black.

Hailing from Denver/Colorado (US) Lola Black has kicked and clawed her way to the forefront of the Colorado music scene. With a mesmerizing live performance and a relentless work ethic, she and her eponymous group have become the 'it' band in Colorado taking in 3 Westword Music Awards putting them in alumni status landing the title of 106.7 KBPI's Best Band in Denver and becoming the go to act for national festivals and other numerous radio events. Lola Black has performed at Denver's largest venues including The Pepsi Center, Fillmore Auditorium, Fiddler's Green Amphitheater and The First Bank Center. 



Author Scarlett Holloway

Growing up on the Central Coast, Scarlett Holloway always dreamed of seeing her name on the cover of a book and on the NYTBS List. What better way than to bring part of her past onto the pages of a novel, as well as writing about issues that women face on a daily basis? When she is not in her bunny hole writing, she is a massage therapist, trying to help people through therapeutic healing. Scarlett is hopelessly devoted to her husband, who she lovingly calls her plot bunny, and is active in her teenage son’s life.


January 11, 2019 Show


Marc Watson

Marc, is a part-time writing student at the Athabasca University, and is known for using a variety of writing styles to write effectively and believably his cross-genre fiction in order to engage readers with thought-provoking world building and unforgettable characters.



Marina Raydum

Marina Raydun’s published works of fiction include a compilation of novellas One Year in Berlin/Foreign Bride, a suspense novel entitled Joe After Maya, as well as a two-part series, Effortless. Born in the former Soviet Union, Marina grew up in Brooklyn, NY. She holds a J.D. from New York Law School and a B.A. in history from Pace University.


December 14, 2018 Show


Bob Brill

is an award-winning journalist whose experience covers major news stories as a radio reporter and news anchor (currently at KNX1070 All News Radio in Los Angeles), as well as authoring eight books and more than a dozen screenplays. Bob's first book was a coffee table biography "Fan Letters to a Stripper; A Patti Waggin Tale," the story of a 1950's burlesque queen and her husband who was a major league baseball player. Published by Schiffer Books in 2009.


Break Music:

Bring Me Down by Bedford Band.

Bedford is more than a rock band. They are musicians able to capture lightning, put it in a bottle and sell it to the world. The four-piece rock group is on a mission to reignite rock and roll. Through the influences of The Doors, Led Zeppllin, Jimi Hendrix, Stevie Ray Vaughn, The Beatles, The Rolling Stones, Chris Stapelton, Lynard Skynard, Nirvana and many other legends, Bedford creates a thunderous wave of rock explosion. i

H. M. Gooden

Beginning in October of 2017, H.M.Gooden's love of writing and the characters in the world she has created burst into public view in her first book, Dream of Darkness, which follows the adventures of a group of girls fighting evil with abilities that H. M. Gooden would love to have.
As a result, 4 am has become even busier trying to find out what will happen to her paranormal buddies in the future, and book six, seven and eight are in the works.


November 9, 2018 Show


Mel Anastasou

Mel Anastasiou loves her writing life in St Albans in the UK and on Bowen Island in BC. She writes mysteries, mostly starring older sleuths who are often fish out of water and gifted amateur tecs. She is senior editor, Acquisitions, with Pulp Literature, a Canadian short genre fiction quarterly.


October 12, 2018 Show

Humphrey Hawksley

is an author of international thrillers and non-fiction analysis.

His latest are Asian Waters: The Struggle Over the Asia-Pacific and the Strategy of Chinese Expansion and the US-Russia border thriller Man on Ice.

A. S. McGowan

is a wife and mother, who lives in a small Southeast Missouri town. She is the author of the romantic suspense Centaur Agency series and sci-fi Cockiest Red Planet novella trilogy.

A.S. McGowan is a 2 time Female Author of the Year nominee. She is also the 2018 Female Author of the Year Romance category winner for her book The Ghosts of a Centaur.


is my featured band this show, with their new release SLOW RELEASE.

Inspired by the "big rock" sound of the 1970s and '80s, rock stars like David Lee Roth and Freddie Mercury, and dynamic bands like Van Halen, Kiss, and Def Leppard, Love Stallion is charging onto the music scene with original glamorous hard rock. The band's high energy live performances, flamboyant wardrobes of sequins, spandex and leather, and their signature "Sexy Disco Legs" have placed Love Stallion in the spotlight among Denver's hottest tickets.


September 14, 2018 Show


Xaneria Ann

Xaneria Ann is a writer and strong creative director who lives for fantasy stories with a hefty dose of romance. She is passionate about her work, art, and those created by others. Founding Dreaming Rabbit Press is her life-long dream to work with creators and build amazing diverse stories shared to the world, not bound by typical tropes or stereotypes.

Books can be purchased at



Marc Watson

is an author of genre fiction from Calgary, Alberta. He began writing just pen and paper at age fifteen, and has never really stopped. He has been published on various websites, and released his debut ‘Death Dresses Poorly’ in late 2017, followed by his epic fantasy ‘Catching Hell Pt 1: Journey’ in March of 2018. 


August 10, 2018 Show

Lew Bayer

Her new book, which became an international bestseller, The 30% Solution, makes Lew a 10-time published author. Lew donates her time as Director of the National Civility Center, and she is also a proud Mentor for The Etiquette House, a member of the Advisory Board for A Civil Tongue, a national magazine columnist, and has contributed expert commentary to over 60 online, print, and television publications.

Richard Paolineli

In 2010, Richard retired as a sportswriter and returned to his fiction writing roots. Since then he has written six novels, including the recently released, When The Gods Fell, three Sherlock Holmes pastiches, two non-fiction sports books, three novelettes and has appeared in several anthologies.

He plans on releasing The Timeless series, a middle-grade YA Steampunk series, this fall and another novel, Firstborn’s Curse, around Christmas.



July 13, 2018 Show

Bruce Olav Solheim

Bruce founded the Veterans Program at Citrus College and co-founded, with Manuel Martinez and Ginger De Villa-Rose, the Boots to Books transition course—the first college course in the United States designed specifically for recently returned veterans. He has published five books and has written seven plays, two of which have been produced.


Shawn Bird


Shawn Bird is an author and high school teacher in the beautiful Shuswap Lake region of British Columbia, Canada. She is a proud Rotarian and a former Rotary Exchange Student. You are invited to visit her blog at



June 8, 2018 Show

Eileen Cook

is a multi-published author with her novels appearing in eight languages. Her books have been optioned for film and TV. She spent most of her teen years wishing she were someone else or somewhere else, which is great training for a writer. Her newest book, THE HANGING GIRL, came out in October 2017. She’s an instructor/mentor with the Simon Fraser University Writer’s Studio Program.

Break Music


Guest House

The unique, piano-rock and synth driven sounds of Guest House were formed by college students Brooks Nopper and Zach Precythe in Charlottesville, Virginia. The band’s lyrics are notably self-reflective, focusing introspectively on personal experiences and aspects of loss. Instrumentally, the duo blends a distinct balance of piano melodies, ambient reverb and delay guitars, and heavy synth and string accompaniment.

Jennifer Landels

is the Managing Editor of Pulp Literature. She holds a BA in Mediaeval English Literature from UBC and may some day return to her doctorate in Arthurian Romance at University College London. She has been a freelance editor since 2003, and co-founded Pulp Literature Press in 2013. She is a frequent lecturer, blue penciller, and workshop facilitor at local writing events such as Write Vancouver, the Golden Ears Writers Lobby Nights, The Royal City Literary Arts Society, VCON, and the Creative Ink Festival where she was the 2017 keynote speaker.

Her debut novel is, Allaigna’s Song: Overture 


May 11, 2018 Show

K. J. Howe

 Author of SkyJack

While honing her fiction skills, K.J. worked as a medical, health, and fitness writer. She then became involved with the International Thriller Writers as the executive director of ThrillerFest, the organization’s annual conference held every July in New York City.

Music by


Track title: Where Life Takes You. 

Tosca Lee

Tosca Lee is the award-winning, New York Times bestselling author of Iscariot, The Legend of Sheba, Demon: A Memoir, Havah: The Story of Eve, and the Books of Mortals series with New York Times bestseller Ted Dekker (Forbidden, Mortal, Sovereign).



April 13, 2018 Show

Sarah L. Johnson

is a Canadian author of gritty, offbeat, and genre-defying literature. Her short story collection Suicide Stitch, received critical acclaim from Cemetery Dance and Locus Magazine, and appeared on the Calgary Herald Bestseller list for five weeks running, two of those at number one.

Break Music By:

Jean Cabbie and the Secret Admirer Society 

Featured Song: Oh Donna

Steena Holmes

 is the New York Times and USA Today bestselling author of titles including Saving Abby, Stillwater Rising and The Memory Child.

Named in the Top 20 Women Author to read in 2015 by Good Housekeeping, she won the National Indie Excellence Award in 2012 for Finding Emma as well as the USA Book News Award for The Word Game in 2015.


March 9, 2018 Show

Gary Morgenstein

wrote the book for the critically acclaimed off-Broadway rock musical The Anthem, as well as the sci-fi musical Mad Mel Saves the World. His dramatic works range from A Tomato Can’t Grow in the Bronx to Right on Target, Ponzi Man and Saving Stan. An accomplished novelist, Morgenstein’s literary works include the upcoming science fiction-baseball novel A Mound Over Hell, set in 2098 following America’s defeat in World War Three.

Edward Willett

Willett is now the author or co-author of more than 50 books, ranging from computer books and children's non-fiction books to science fiction and fantasy for both adults and young adults. Willett is a professional actor and singer who has performed in dozens of plays, musicals and operas in and around Saskatchewan, hosted local television programs and emceed numerous public events.



February 9, 2018 Show



Scott Moses,

Author of Between Truth and Eternity.…/…/B07444F2Q4

Break Music by Ghost Season

Track: Fade Away   Album: Like Stars In A Neon Sky

Ghost Season is a high energy Alternative Metal band from Athens, Greece.
Formed back in July 2013, Ghost Season was an idea spawned by Dorian Gates (bass). Within weeks Nick Christolis (guitar) joined to complete Dorian’s vision.
The purpose was to create fresh, new material in patterns of Hard Rock and Alternative Metal music.



Andy Zach

Author of Zombie Turkeys and My Undead Mother-in-Law.


January 12, 2018 Show

Special Guest: Dr. Wesley Britton

As well as being an author of 6 scifan novels and non fiction TV spy books.
Wesley Britton has written over 500 music, book, and movie reviews. He was co-host of online radio’s Dave White Presents.
Dr. Britton earned his doctorate in American Literature at the University of North Texas in 1990.


December 8, 2017 Show

Edward Willett

is the author of more than 50 books of science fiction, fantasy, and non-fiction for adults, young adults, and children. He has won numerous awards for his work and has also worked in the field of journalism. Edward hails from New Mexico but now resides in Regina.

Suzi Vadori

is an Operations Executive by day, writer by night. The Fountain is her debut novel for young adults and is the first book in a trilogy being published by Evil Alter Ego Press. The Fountain has been short-listed for a 2016 Aurora Award for Best Young Adult Novel.



November 10, 2017 Show

Laura Lovett

An accomplished author in the academic and business world, Laura pursued her love of creative writing to pen her first novel, Losing Cadence, a psychological thriller that launched in April 2016. Losing Cadence was written over many years as Laura juggled school, work and family, but she made time to pursue her passion for writing. The sequel to Losing Cadence is being targeted to release in November 2017, and Laura’s dream is to see both become movies. 

Featured Music Artist


Kim Howe

K.J. Howe is the executive director of ThrillerFest, the annual conference of International Thriller Writers. A three-time Daphne du Maurier Award winner, she completed her MA in Writing Popular Fiction at Seton Hill University.

She is an avid traveler who has raced camels in Jordan, surfed in Hawaii, and dove with the great whites in South Africa..



October 13, Show

Kelly Charron

is the author of YA and adult horror, psychological thrillers and urban fantasy novels. All with gritty, murderous inclinations and some moderate amounts of humor. She spends far too much time consuming true crime television (and chocolate) while trying to decide if yes, it was the husband, with the wrench, in the library. She lives with her husband and cat, Moo Moo, in Vancouver, British Columbia.

Music by New Clue
Nostalgic Metal Reborn – As formed in the very late ’80s and after about 6 years, went our separate ways. The reformation of yesteryear’s “NoClue” into today’s “NewClue”, has gained awards, a record contract & release of our new EP – “Mystic Winds” on Unable Records



September 8, 2017 Show

S.E. Anderson

She’s lived pretty much her entire life in the South of France, except for a brief stint where she moved to Washington DC, or the eighty years she spent as a queen of Narnia before coming back home five minutes after she had left. Currently, she goes to university in Marseille, where she’s studying Physics and aiming for a career in Astrophysics. When she’s not writing or trying to science, she’s either reading, designing, crafting, or attempting to speak with various woodland creatures in an attempt to get them to do household chores for her.

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Music by

Jean Cabbie & The Secret Admirer Society

Jean Cabbie & The Secret Admirer Society is an alternative rock group based in San Juan, Puerto Rico.  

Jean Cabbie & The Secret Admirer Society is comprised by Jean Cabbie (Lead & Backing Vocals/Rhythm Guitar), Eric Cabrer (Lead Guitar/Backing Vocals), Jacob Javier Rodriguez (Bass Guitar/Backing Vocals) and Marcos Rivera (Drums/Percussion).



August 11, 2017 Show

Suzanna J. Linton

grew up in the in and around Holly Hill, South Carolina. Her mother taught her to read at a young age, introducing a lifelong love of books and made her want to write stories of her own ending in her graduated from Francis Marion University with a Bachelor's in Professional Writing. Suzanna lives in Florence, SC with her husband and their pets.


Music by Ghost Season

Ghost Season is a high energy Alternative Metal band from Athens, Greece.
Formed back in July 2013, Ghost Season was an idea spawned by Dorian Gates (bass). Within weeks Nick Christolis (guitar) joined to complete Dorian’s vision.
The purpose was to create fresh, new material in patterns of Hard Rock and Alternative Metal music.

Aaron-Michael Hall   Best selling author, Aaron- Michael Hall, writes classic epic fantasy with a grimdark edge and science fantasy romance. Since August 2015, she has written nine full-length novels and published five. Her first novel, The Rise of Nazil has won numerous reader awards and is an Amazon bestseller.




July 14, 2017 Show

Sheri-Lynn Marean

Living in western Canada with her husband, kids, dog, cat’s and chickens, Sheri surprised more than a few people when she decided to write a book. Having grown up riding and working with racehorses, drawing and selling animal artwork, it was a big change. Sheri fell in love with reading at age twelve when she read The Black Stallion series by Walter Farley. One day, after nearly tossing an unsatisfying book out the window, she decided to write her own story, with characters doing what she wanted them to do. They came to life in her head and Sheri never looked back

This show's break music is by Maheekats.

The song is called Dance of 1000 Fools.

Haunting dream goth. The group’s sound is characterized by its surreal lyrics, lush vocals, edgy post–punk, psychedelic and progressive influences and use of sonic experimentation.
Established in 1999, Craig plays drums and bass. Clara plays guitar and sings. They both are dedicated to writing ethereal melodies and poetic lyrics which give the music its unique foundation and soundscape.

Joe Compton

Writing has always been a passion. Right out of school Joe joined the Marines and while serving his country, wrote the first draft of Amongst The Killing. When Joe got out he began pursuing his writing dream in Denver. He got an agent and they actually got an offer from a publishing company. Alas though they wanted to groom this manuscript toward a movie of the week theme and was looking to change the entire concept. Joe didn't want to go along with those plans and walked away. Joe returned some 10 years later to self-publish, Amongst The Killing. He also formed the online platform GoIndieNow.


May 12, 2017 Show

Janet Kole

graduated from Bryn Mawr College before going on to receive her master’s degree from New York University and law degree from Temple University’s James Beasley School of Law. She practiced law for 30 years before retiring in 2010, but remains active in the American Bar Association. Janet has written many books and articles on legal issues, but has been a fan of mystery fiction her whole life. After she retired, Janet decided to write novels based on her legal experience. When not wintering in Florida, she resides in both Pennsylvania and Maryland.

 Music Feature: You're Doing It Wrong by Bradford

Author D.D. Shaw

adores all things romance and truly believes in lust at first sight. When she isn't busy writing or reading, Dawnee is an avid blogger and enjoys design and video games with her amazing four children.




April 14, 2017 Show

Victoria Saccenti

A native of Cuba, Victoria grew up in the nucleus of the prestigious Alonso family, founders of the National Cuban Ballet.

She is the author of Destiny’s Plan and Destiny’s Choice, books one and two of the Destiny’s Series, and a contributor to The Ultimate Guide to Dorothy Dunnett’s THE GAME OF KINGS, by Laura Caine Ramsey. She is a full-time moderator at Outlander Book Club , a member of the Romance Writers of America, Women’s Fiction Writers Association and the Florida Writers Association.

Mackenzie Flohr

is the author of The Rite of Wands, a young adult fantasy.
Mackenzie grew up in the heartland of America, chasing leprechauns and rainbows and dreaming of angels. Her parents nurtured a love of fantasy and make-believe by introducing her at a very young age to the artistic and cultural opportunities that the state of Ohio had to offer.

Yet it wasn't until she was on a trip to Indiana, viewing a Lord of the Rings exhibit, that the innermost desire of her heart became clear to her. She wanted to write a fantasy of her own.




March 10, 2017 Show

Virginia Johnson

(Author & PA)

Virginia is a mom to two beautiful children and resides in Minnesota. Any spare time is spent watching TV, reading, facebooking and spending time with friends. She’s married to Thai Preyer PA yet owned by Kyle Perkins as his PA.
Needing to know the story of a random homeless man that she encountered on a freeway exit ramp, was the only reason she began writing in the first place.
As a co-owner of The Indie Book Channel on YouTube, the opportunity to help others experience books and events that they otherwise couldn’t has helped her to share her passion for the Indie Community.

Switchblade City

is an independent rock band based in the Midlands, England.

Delivering hard hitting original rock and roll, SwitchBlade City were formed in the summer of 2015 and since then have made themselves well established.

SwitchBlade City are continuing to turn heads with their music and electric stage performances


Kelly S. Marsden

Kelly S. Marsden grew up in Yorkshire, and there were two constants in her life - books and horses.
Graduating with an equine degree from Aberystwyth University, she has spent most of her life since trying to experience everything the horse world has to offer.

She writes Fantasy stories part-time. Her first book, The Shadow Rises (Witch-Hunter #1), was published in January 2013, and she now has two successful series under her belt. 


February 10, 2017 Show

Maria Elena Alonso-Sierra

Maria Elena Alonso-Sierra is a romantic suspense author with a unique point of view. Her adventure novels take place in locales across Europe and the United States, reflecting her international upbringing and extensive time as a global traveler. In her duology, The Coin and The Book of Hours, her characters, Gabriela and Richard, walk the same paths as their creator, though her life was never in so much danger.

Angel Vosvick- Waggoner

From story dabbler in the 1980's to published author as of July 2013, Angel M. is a multi-genre fictional author. To date, she has published The Keeper Book 1 and Underwater City Book 2 of an adventure/fantasy series and Pawper to Pedigree, a dog comedy. In between her day job, family, and writing, Angel M. uses her humor to help those wanting to pursue a writing career on the Lessons Learned page of her website where she posts the good, the bad, and the ugly sides of what comes after you've written your manuscript.


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