Wednesday, May 30, 2012

FOCUS DISCUSSIONS - HOST - FRAN LEWIS 05/29 by WorldOfInkNetwork | Blog Talk Radio

Listen to Fran Lewis and her show on Tuesday May 29  at 4PM EST  3 PM CST 2 PM MT I PM PCT. 

Their special guest  for the Focus discussion is Patricia Polocco and Steve Berry.

Sandra Elrod will open the chat room and  the telephone lines will be open .

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Wednesday, May 23, 2012

The Families Matter Show with Kecia Burham VS Grenier 05/23 by WorldOfInkNetwork | Blog Talk Radio

BTR’s World of Ink Network show: Families Matter with hosts VS Grenier, Kecia Burcham and Irene Roth.
 
The Families Matter show airs live once a month on the 4th Wednesday of the month at 6pm EST - 5pm CST - 4pm MST - 3pm PST
 
We have a special guest joining us this month!

Nicky VanValkenburgh is the author of "Train Your Brain, Transform Your Life: Conquer Attention Deficit Hyperactivity Disorder in 60 Days, Without Ritalin." This book was voted “Best Self Improvement Book of 2011” by the Mom’s Choice Awards and “Best Motivational Book” by Reader’s Favorites Awards. She was also a Grand Finalist in the USA Today Book Awards, in the Health: Alternative Medicine category. Nicky is a motivational writer with 20 years experience writing for newspapers and  magazines. She has a Master's in Journalism, and a Bachelor's in Psychology. She is also a contributing writer for Upstate Parent, Low Country Parent and Palmetto Parent magazines, which are published in South Carolina, with a circulation of a quarter million people. Nicky is also the Director of www.Train Your Brain Transform Your Life.com which spotlights her book and 60-day brain training program for ADHD.
Our show topic this month: Is there a NATURAL CURE for Attention Deficit Hyperactivity Disorder?
ADHD affects six out of every ten people. Most doctors prescribe ADHD drugs, but there’s also “brain training for ADHD” that is safe, reliable and effective.

We invite our listeners to call-in or share through the chatroom questions or their stories.

Learn more at the Families Matter blog http://familiesmatter2us.blogspot.com

You can find out more about us at http://worldofinknetwork.com

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The Families Matter Show with Kecia Burham VS Grenier 05/23 by WorldOfInkNetwork | Blog Talk Radio

Tuesday, May 22, 2012

A GOOD STORY IS A GOOD STORY - HOST MARSHA COOK 05/22 by WorldOfInkNetwork | Blog Talk Radio

Special Screenwriting Show !

Please join Marsha Cook on May 22  at 9PM EST - 8PM CST - 7PM MT 6PM PST for a very special show on writing a script and trying to sell a script to HOLLYWOOD!

Jack Remick, Joann Buchanan and Marsha will be discussing what you need to know and to understand the difference between writing a novel and writing a screenplay. It's going to be a great show. Sandra Elrod  will be there to open the phone lines and chat room.

for more info
www.worldofinknetwork.com

http://bobandjackswritingblog.com/category/jack-remick/
www.marcusbryan.com
www.michiganavenuemedia.com

Listen to the show at the link below
A GOOD STORY IS A GOOD STORY - HOST MARSHA COOK 05/22 by WorldOfInkNetwork | Blog Talk Radio

Sunday, May 20, 2012

SFC Blog: Families Matter: May '12 Book Lovers Blog Hop & Giveaway

Book Lovers May '12 Blog Hop:
Make friends, share the love of reading and be entered to win a FREE book!
All you have to do is post the Book Lovers Blog Hop and World of Ink Tour Banner below to your blog. You are free to copy any of the content here on this blog hop page to help promote the Book Lovers Hop and World of Ink Tours on any social network. 
Tweet it once to twice a day, share on Facebook, LinkedIn, SumbledUpon, Pinerest, etc and then follow others back that leave you a comment. 
By joining the Book Lovers Blog Hop, you are automatically entered in our Book Giveaway! There will be two (2) winners for this Book Giveaway. The first place winner will win an eBook copy of Gaia's Gift by Fran Orenstein. The second place winner will receive a copy of Against the Tide by Hope Irvin Marston. Note: One book per winner.
Click the link below to enter and join the hop

SFC Blog: Families Matter: May '12 Book Lovers Blog Hop & Giveaway

Friday, May 18, 2012

What is Success Show with VS Grenier Marsha Casper Cook 05/18 by WorldOfInkNetwork | Blog Talk Radio

Join hosts VS Grenier, Marsha Casper Cook and co-host Bennet Pomerantz on May 18th at 1PM EST – 12PM CT – 11AM MT – 10AM PST.

This is a discussion based show.  Call in number: 714-242-5259

This Week's Topic: Have really done everything the right way but cannot get published? Time to take a hard look and stay positive.

Call in, post your questions in our chat room during the show or email your questions to us at htt://worldofinknetwork.com or here at BTR.

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Wednesday, May 16, 2012

FOCUS DISCUSSION - HOST - FRAN LEWIS 05/17 by WorldOfInkNetwork | Blog Talk Radio

Please join Fran Lewis Thursday May17 at 3PM EST 2 PM CST 1 PM MT Noon PCT.

Her special guest authors for the Focus discussion are Robert Dugoni and MJ Rose. Sandra Elrod will be there to open the chat room and telephone lines.

Please click on the link below to visit the show page.
FOCUS DISCUSSION - HOST - FRAN LEWIS 05/17 by WorldOfInkNetwork | Blog Talk Radio

Tuesday, May 15, 2012

A GOOD STORY IS A GOOD STORY - HOST MARSHA COOK 05/15 by WorldOfInkNetwork | Blog Talk Radio

Please join Marsha Cook on Tuesday May 15 at 9 PM EST 8PM CST 7PM MT 6PM PST for another hot sizzling romance writers show with guests BETHANY CROSS, JANUARY ROBERTS, and MELISSA KEIR as they talk about their books and why romance sells so well.

This is going to be so much fun and as always the phone lines will be open for calls. Special addition to the show is JH Glaze,who was on Friday. He will be discussing some of the most important parts of maketing,views,clicksand the fan base that will help authors become a household name!

For more info go to -
 http://www.melissakeir.com/
http://www.rebelinkpress.com/
http://www.michiganavenuemedia.com/
http://www.worldofinknetwork.com/
http://bethanycross.blogspot.com/?zx=d17dfeb435a19dab

Click the link below to visit the show page:
A GOOD STORY IS A GOOD STORY - HOST MARSHA COOK 05/15 by WorldOfInkNetwork | Blog Talk Radio

Monday, May 14, 2012

The Writing Mama with VS Grenier 05/14 by WorldOfInkNetwork | Blog Talk Radio

Come join us for a special Writing Mama show on May 14th at 2pm EST - 1pm CST - Noon MST - 11am PST

Host VS Grenier and producer Irene Roth will be chatting with award-winning author Fran Orenstein about her recently released contemporary woman’s novel with paranormal overtones, Gaia’s Gift published by Word Castle.

Gaia's Gift is about Rachel Wells, who loses everything she cherishes in a brief summer storm off the coast of Florida.

Author Fran Orenstein wrote her first poem at age eight and submitted a short story to a magazine at age twelve. Her published credits include a ‘tween mystery series, The Mystery Under Third Base and The Mystery of the Green Goblin, a fantasy series for ‘tweens, The Wizard of Balalac and The Gargoyles of Blackthorne, a ‘tween fiction novel dealing with childhood obesity, self-image, puberty, and bullying, Fat Girls From Outer Space, (Sleepytown Press), andtwo young adult historical romances, The Spice Merchant’s Daughter (Whiskey Creek Press), set in France and Prussia between 1685 and 1703 and The Calling of the Flute (Sleepytown Press) set in Lithuania in 1897.

Moving into literature for adults, prize-winning short stories and poetry have appeared in various anthologies. A book of poetry for adults is currently in the works for publication in spring 2012.

The World of Ink Network has been touring Fran Orenstein’s contemporary woman’s novel Gaia’s Gift throught the month of May.

You can find out more about Fran Orenstein’s World of Ink Author/Book Tour at http://tinyurl.com/6wspudw

To learn more about the World of Ink Network visit http://worldofinknetwork.com

Click on the link below to listen to the show:
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Sunday, May 13, 2012

The Inspiration Behind Gaia’s Gift, authored by Fran Orenstein


About the Book:
Gaia's Gift is about Rachel Wells, who loses everything she cherishes in a brief summer storm off the coast of Florida.Haunted by the ghosts of her past and survivor’s guilt, Rachel turns her back on the world behind an impenetrable veil of pain.When she receives a gift from the sea and allows the world to intrude, Rachel learns too late that some gifts are not meant to be kept forever. 


The Inspiration Behind Gaia’s Gift

Writing an adult novel was something I had planned for sometime in the future. Until the inspiration came four years ago, I had written for ‘tweens (8-13) and teens (12 and older). With six novels and a book of children’s poetry already published, I had begun planning another YA historical romance novel, a third book in the ‘tween fantasy series, and amassing enough adult poems to publish a book. Then I got the phone call from my granddaughter that would change my writing career.

I have tremendous respect for my granddaughter, both for her intelligence and voracious reading habits. Rachel, nine at the time, called, the words pouring out. “Granny, I have an idea for a book.” She was thinking in terms of a children’s story about this little girl named Abigail who gets stranded on an island and meets a strange woman who talks to animals. She spoke so fast, it was hard to take notes. Rachel went on to tell me more details, and in the background I heard her mother saying something about a book Rachel had just read. I figured it was an idea she got from the book, thanked her and filed it away in my mind.

Days passed and it started gnawing at my brain. I imagined it as an adult book about a woman who loses everything in a sudden storm while boating with her family off the southwest Florida coast. Grief and survivor’s guilt drive her to turn her back on the world and move to the deserted tip of an island. One day, after a storm she finds a child named Abigail washed up on the beach. Believing the little girl is a gift from the Earth Goddess Gaia, the woman keeps her. However, she soon learns that a gift from the gods exhorts a heavy debt.  Except for the ending, which I allowed to develop on its own, the storyline engaged me. I set everything else aside and began writing.  

It took three years to complete, because I was still writing other books and poems at the same time. I named the main character, Rachel to honor my granddaughter for the idea. After rewrites and four readers’ input, I found a small traditional publisher, World Castle Publishing that accepted the book. 

However, now I had a dilemma. Rachel had just turned 13, and Gaia’s Gift was published in January 2012. There were some questionable adult scenes, so to cover myself, I asked her to wait for a few years. I should have suspected that would not happen when she immediately said, “Sure.” Grandmothers are foolish enough to believe anything, so I wasn’t really surprised when she told me it was the best book I had ever written. I’ll take that review any day.

Inspiration can come from anywhere, so pay attention and be sure to take notes.

Dr. Fran Orenstein
Gaia’s Gift is available on-line in E-book and paperback. 

Saturday, May 12, 2012

Its Story Time Gather Round 05/12 by WorldOfInkNetwork | Blog Talk Radio

Join authors JD Holiday and Christy Condoleo on The World of Ink Network at Blog Talk Radio Saturday, May 12, 2012 at 10AM est, 9AM cst, 8AM mst & 7AM pst, for two wonderful children's books!  

1st story is, Alexis and Ralph the Dragon by author Bernard Kowlaski & illustrator Dawn Phillips.  This cute story is about a baby dragon raised as a little boy by humans. Ralph doesn't know he's a dragon until he meets other children. Befriended by a girl, Alexis, they discover acceptance, learn to celebrate their differences & how much they have in common. 

2nd story is Something Greater Than Fear by author Christy Condoleo & illustrator Chris Goguen.  Figs the mouse is a prisoner in her own home by a mysterious smell! She's out of food and must leave her home. What she discovers outside her tiny door is something far greater than fear.

All stories read on the show are copyrighted by the authors and the show has their permission to read their books & display pictures from it.  Show's site is: It's Story Time, Gather 'Round .

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Friday, May 11, 2012

A GOOD STORY IS A GOOD STORY with Host Marsha Casper Cook 05/11 by WorldOfInkNetwork | Blog Talk Radio

Special  discussion on Friday May 11 at 1PM EST 12 CST  11AM MT  10AM PST  on SELF - PUBLISHING with author Marsha Cook.

Her very special guests are Willow Cross, Jennifer Wright,JH Glaze and Kymberlee Burks Miller. These authors are very successful and the discussion will be very entertaining and informative.

Sandra Elrod will be there to open the chat room and the telephone lines will be open to callers.
for more info on the authors please use links below -
http://www.amazon.com/s/ref=sr_tc_2_0?rh=i%3Astripbooks%2Ck%3AWillow+Cross&keywords=Willow+Cross&ie=UTF8&qid=1334641487&sr=1-2-ent&field-contributor_id=B0052ZBR6E

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Wednesday, May 9, 2012

A GOOD STORY IS A GOOD STORY with Host Marsha Casper Cook 05/09 by WorldOfInkNetwork | Blog Talk Radio

Open discussion with Marsha Cook -and World Castle Publishing authors today May 9 -3:30 PM CST. This is just a discussion about BOOKS TO MOVIES.
call in number is 714-242-5259

A GOOD STORY IS A GOOD STORY with Host Marsha Casper Cook 05/09 by WorldOfInkNetwork | Blog Talk Radio

A GOOD STORY IS A GOOD STORY with Host Marsha Casper Cook 05/08 by WorldOfInkNetwork | Blog Talk Radio

Did you miss this show?

Join in the fun on May 8 at 9EST 8CST 7 MT 6PM PST as Marsha Cook welcomes Bobby Shafer and her wonderful writers group, authors Brinda Carey,Pat LaVigne, Cathy Myer, Linda Ellis and  Janice Ernest. They are all going to share their stories of how the group started and how they support each other with great advice and just being there for each other as friends. This is one show you won't want to miss!
Sandra Elrod will join in the discussion as well as opening the chatroom and phone lines if anyone would like to ask questions.

for more info - http://www.worldofinknetwork.co

Listen on demand at 
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Tuesday, May 8, 2012

WOI Spotlight on Author Fran Orenstein


 
Author Fran Orentsein joins the May ‘12 World of Ink Virtual Tour 

The World of Ink Network will be touring author Fran Orenstein contemporary woman’s novel with paranormal overtones, Gaia’s Gift published by Word Castle.

 Gaia's Gift is about Rachel Wells, who loses everything she cherishes in a brief summer storm off the coast of Florida.Haunted by the ghosts of her past and survivor’s guilt, Rachel turns her back on the world behind an impenetrable veil of pain.When she receives a gift from the sea and allows the world to intrude, Rachel learns too late that some gifts are not meant to be kept forever. 

About the author: 
Fran Orenstein, Ed.D., award-winning author and poet, wrote her first poem at age eight and submitted a short story to a magazine at age twelve. Her published credits include a ‘tween mystery series, The Mystery Under Third Base and The Mystery of the Green Goblin, a fantasy series for ‘tweens, The Wizard of Balalac and The Gargoyles of Blackthorne, a ‘tween fiction novel dealing with childhood obesity, self-image, puberty, and bullying, Fat Girls From Outer Space, (Sleepytown Press), and two young adult historical romances, The Spice Merchant’s Daughter (Whiskey Creek Press), set in France and Prussia between 1685 and 1703 and The Calling of the Flute (Sleepytown Press) set in Lithuania in 1897.

Moving into literature for adults, prize-winning short stories and poetry have appeared in various anthologies. A book of poetry for adults is currently in the works for publication in spring 2012. Her poetry book for young children, Five, Six, Pick-up-sticks is out-of-print, but she plans to reissue it with additional poems.

Fran’s first contemporary novel for women, Gaia’s Gift from World Castle Publishing, is  set in Southwest Florida, Gaia’s Gift deals with love, loss, and survivors guilt, until an unexpected gift from the sea tosses Rachel Wells into the stormy waters of lies and deceit that could very well bring her redemption, or destroy her in the end. 

All Fran’s books are available in Ebook and paper back format.

Fran has been a teacher, written professionally as a magazine editor/writer, counseled people with disabilities, and also wrote political speeches, newsletters, legislation, and promotional material while working for New Jersey State Government for 22 years. She has written academically and wrote professional papers on gender equity and violence prevention, which she presented at national and international conferences. Fran managed programs for women in gender equity, early education, and disabilities, as well as serving as Special Projects and Disabilities Officer for the AmeriCorps Commission in New Jersey.

She has a BA in Early Childhood Education, a MEd in Counseling Psychology, and an Ed.D. in Child and Youth Studies.

Visit Fran’s World at www.franorenstein.weebly.com



You can find out more about Fran Orenstein’s World of Ink Author/Book Tour at http://tinyurl.com/6wspudw

There will be giveaways, reviews, interviews, guest posts and more. Make sure to stop by and interact with Fran Orenstein and the hosts at the different stops by leaving comments and/or questions.

In addition, come listen to Blog Talk Radio’s World of Ink Network show: The Writing Mama at http://www.blogtalkradio.com/worldofinknetwork. The hosts VS Grenier and Irene Roth will be chatting with Fran Orenstein about her recently released book Gaia's Gift, writing, the publishing industry and her other works.

The Writing Mama show will air live, May 14, 2012 at 2pm EST. Tune in at the BTR World of Ink Network site at http://www.blogtalkradio.com/worldofinknetwork.  

You can listen/call in at (714) 242-5259. (Note: if you can’t make the show, you can listen on demand at the same link.)

Learn more about the World of Ink Tours visit at: http://worldofinknetwork.com