Monday, February 5, 2024

Author Line-Up for 2-6-24

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At 9:05am Author Janice Carr Smith will discuss,     

Look"N Up Invasion

It's Baput's 12th birthday. The battle begins today,

While fighting the circadian predators that decimate their population every 3 years, the green-skinned royal family of an isolated, primitive world are accidentally transported to the Look'N Up Pomegranate Ranch in present-day California, where they are hired as immigrant farm workers by a particularly empathetic family who were once penniless farm workers themselves, and who carry a hideous genetic deformity. They believe in the Look' N Up Way: "It means you pull your head out of wherever you like to tuck it and look around at the people around you. Feel them. Think about them. Consider them. How do these green people feel?"


Guided by empathy, the two families explore each other's cultures in a richly woven story of religion vs. science; theocracy vs. democracy; women's rights; racism; otherization; castigation and the shocking psychological effects of living in a world with no otherwhere.


When they find that the predators have followed their green-skinned prey, and are hibernating on the ranch, waiting to attack an unsuspecting Earth, they must combine their very diverse talents to defeat them.

Tuesday, January 30, 2024

Authors Hour Line-Up for 1-30-24

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At 9:05am Author Felicia Thai Heath will discuss her book, 

Spirit of a Hummingbird

Spirit of a Hummingbird, Felicia Thai Heath, the daughter of Vietnamese and Chinese immigrants who met in the United States, gives us a disquieting, eventful memoir based on her early childhood on the run with her father—a notorious Vietnamese kingpin and escaped convict—and her conflicted mother. Clever and mature beyond her age, young Felicia experienced poverty and witnessed abuse as her dysfunctional family bounced around in the United States and Canada. Amid all the tumult and terror, she found ways to love her family, educate herself, navigate her world, and discover her potential. Now she must decide how to live with the past—and whether her future can include her father.

Spirit of a Hummingbird is an uncompromising look at family trauma, betrayal, fear, and helplessness and an inspiring testament to resilience, healing, and forgiveness.

Monday, January 15, 2024

Authors Hour Line-Up for 1-16-24

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At 9:05am Author Mark Springer will discuss, Flesh Becomes Words

In science, not God we trust is the future America in which Jordan McCarty, a professor of seventeenth-century English literature, has just lost his job and is losing his eighteen-year-old son, Brenton, to a "God gang" as belief in the Bible is now against the law. Blessed with a photographic memory but in need of a job, Jordan joins the world of biotechnology kingpin and former colleague Dr. Richard Dickson, who offers him a position as a technology writer at his new life span extension company, BioSpan.

After discovering how DNA preserves our thoughts and memories, Dr. Dickson partners with a Las Vegas titan, Armando Bigolosi, and a modern-day biohacker, Daulton Hayes, who has invented a technology capable of translating the genetic language of DNA into the English language, thereby turning flesh into words. With unlimited funding, these three men join forces and aim to apply this technology to translate the written words of great writers of the past into the DNA of their thoughts. They embark on an audacious plan to restore the minds of these writers, bring their souls back to life, and usher in the age of edutainment in Las Vegas.

Having memorized the entire contents of the Bible to understand what has led his son astray from science, Jordan develops a belief in God, leading to a climatic confrontation with Dr. Dickson, when Dickson announces that he has translated the entire contents of the Bible into DNA and plans to replace his thoughts with God's thoughts.

Monday, January 8, 2024

Author Line-Up for 1-9-24

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At 9:05am Author Alexander R. Brash will discuss his new book, 

A Whaler at Twilight 

Nestled at the bottom of an old leather trunk for well over a century lay a forgotten manuscript—a long-lost story the author's great-great-grandson has now brought to life. At the heart of A Whaler at Twilight is the true account of an American whaler who embarked on a harrowing adventure in the South Pacific during the mid-nineteenth century in search of absolution and redemption. After the deaths of his parents, young Robert Armstrong lived with a successful uncle—a well-respected Methodist shopkeeper in bustling 1840s Baltimore—and attended the nation’s first dental school. But Armstrong threw his future away, drinking himself into oblivion. Devoured by guilt and shame, in December 1849 he sold his dental instruments, his watch, and all other possessions and signed on for a whaling voyage departing from New Bedford.

Decades later, Armstrong wrote an autobiographical account based on his travel logs, chronicling his thrilling, gritty experiences during his ten years overseas. His memoirs describe his encounters with other whalers, beachcombers, Peruvian villagers, Pacific Islanders, Maori warriors in New Zealand, cannibals on Fiji, and the impacts of American expansionism. He also recounted his struggles with drink, his quest for God, and his own redemption.

Armstrong’s gripping personal account is bookended by thoroughly researched contextual background compiled by Alexander Brash, a noted professional conservationist. Brash fills out Armstrong’s intimate and timeless tale by shedding further light on whaling and its impacts, his ancestor’s religious milieu, and the importance of marine conservation today. A Whaler at Twilight is a fascinating dive into both human morality and American history.

At 9:35am Rev. Edward McClelland and his book, Memories of Fairlawn  

This memoir took about two years to complete and was useful in piecing events together in my life that I learned many of life’s lessons from. It was also enjoyable reminiscing about the place where I grew up and stories that I was told. Many of these stories were told and re-told to me from my earliest days and I have had the good fortune to remember most of them. The rest are events that I personally experienced or were events that I was personally told about, with some historical sports information from old newspaper accounts. I attempted to keep the focus on events that happened in regards to the people and places in and around Fairlawn, from the nineteen thirties though the nineteen nineties. I omitted most of the tragic events that I know of and my experiences and tales that I heard from other areas as much as I could. I do not take any side with any of the adversarial events, but merely report what I know to be true and what I was told was true.
For anyone reading that is not familiar with the area. Fairlawn has a rich history and is mostly a working-class neighborhood and has always been a desirable place to live. It geographically encompasses two small areas of land in two different municipalities. One portion is in the city of Pawtucket in the state of Rhode Island and the other further north is in the town of Lincoln, Rhode Island. All of the stories here are true to the best of my knowledge, but I have changed some of the names and places for anonymity.

Sunday, December 10, 2023

Author Line-Up for 12-12-23

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 At 9 :05am Author ,Song Writer,  Joe Silva will be or in-house guest

Monday, July 31, 2023

Author Line-Up for 8-1-23

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For Detective Ebony Jones, crime is always personal. But this time, it strikes too close to home.

A pop-up thunderstorm marched its way across the Hudson River, ambushing a young couple's kayaking trip. The woman miraculously made it back to shore, but her fiancé remains missing. Ebony and her partner are the first responders who rush to the river to assist in rescuing the capsized boater.

The victim's identity shocks Ebony to the core. Kyle Emory, the ex-boyfriend of her estranged best friend, attorney Jessie Martin, is the man who never made it out of the water. The accident ignites a firestorm between the two friends, pitting them against each other in a race to discover whether Kyle survived or whether he met his untimely demise. Under pressure from the chief and the DA, Ebony needs to solve the mystery, while Jessie seeks justice for the sake of the daughter she shares with Kyle.

The investigation leads them through the dark worlds of social media, online sports betting, and extreme sports. Along the way, they uncover lies and betrayals, and gather a list of dangerous suspects who are all linked to the accident survivor, Kyle's mysterious fiancée. Even more, the discovery that Kyle possessed his own life-shattering secrets has trapped Ebony between her career and her lifelong friendship with Jessie. Yet neither Ebony nor Jessie will stop until they discover the truth about the drowning. Even if it destroys their friendship and their lives.

But the evidence is as murky as the secretive Hudson River. Only the river knows whether Kyle's tragic death was an accident, a suicide, or something more sinister.

Monday, July 24, 2023

Author Line-Up for 7-25-23

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