Sunday, September 30, 2012

SPECIAL EDITION OF WORLD OF INK NETWORK 10/01 by WorldOfInkNetwork | Blog Talk Radio

VS Grenier and Marsha have a very special show on Monday October 1 at 5 PM EST 4 PMCST 3 PM MT 2PMPST. Special guest is Kevin Riley, publisher of ONE BITE READS.

One Bite Reads is a publisher specializing in mini novels that can be read in one sitting. Their motto is, “Fast-paced mini novels for readers on the go.” We publish mini novels that are 5000-10,000 words in length, and recommend our authors to create a series of mini novels.

This is a new and exciting idea and this is going to be a great show .

for more info - http; /ww.worldofinknetwork.com
http:/www.michiganavenuemedia.com
http://onebiteauthor.com/about/

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Saturday, September 29, 2012

MINI NOVELS ARE IN! - ONE BITE READS- WORLD OF INK NETWORK

V.S. Grenier and Marsha have a very special show on Monday October 1 at 5 PM EST 4 PMCST 3 PM MT 2PMPST. Special guest is Kevin Riley, publisher of ONE BITE READS.
One Bite Reads is a publisher specializing in mini novels that can be read in one sitting. Their motto is, “Fast-paced mini novels for readers on the go.” We publish mini novels that are 5000-10,000 words in length, and recommend our authors to create a series of mini novels.
This is a new and exciting idea and this is going to be a great show .

for more info - http; /ww.worldofinknetwork.com
http:/www.michiganavenuemedia.com
http://onebiteauthor.com/about/

Friday, September 28, 2012

It's Story Time, Gather 'Round 09/29 by WorldOfInkNetwork | Blog Talk Radio

Join authors JD Holiday and Christy Condoleo on Saturday, September 29, 2012 at 10AM est, 9AM cst, 8AM mst & 7AM pst, for the TWO children’s books:

 “Goldy's Baby Socks” written by Judy Snider and illustrated by Thomas McAteer is the funny and heartwarming story of a family who almost had to move because their cat, Goldy, filled their house with her surprise gifts. Goldy was a pretty gold stray that was taken in by Lucy's family. Lucy, her brother and her parents had no idea when they adopted Goldy that the fun and the sleepless nights, were about to begin!

The Rainbow Stick Boy”, written & illustrated by Michael Santolini is the story of Huey, a stick boy who is born a little different than everyone else in the town. He doesn't let his differences keep him down. Huey finds a friend who is also a little different and together they find the magic at the end of the rainbow, and discover that their differences are really only skin deep.

Judy Snider's site: http://www.goldysbabysocks.com/
Michael Santolini's site: http://therainbowstickboy.blogspot.com/
JD Holiday’s site:  http://thebookgarden.net
Christy Condoleo’s site: http://eppyscreations.com

It’s story Time, Gather Round’s Site: http://itsstorytimeforkids.blogspot.com

All stories read on the show are copyrighted by the authors. The show has permission from the authors to read their books and display pictures from it.

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Wednesday, September 26, 2012

TESS GERRISTEN WILL BE ON BOOK DISCUSSION - HOST FRAN LEWIS 09/27 by WorldOfInkNetwork | Blog Talk Radio

September 27th at four PM eastern  3 central  PM 2 PM mountain 1PM pacific
Join Fran Lewis when she talks to Tess Gerristen. It's going to be a great show because Tess has been on Fran's shows for several years and when they discuss Tess's books they have a conversation you won't want to miss.
Sandra Elrod will be there to open the phone lines and chat room.
Rizzoli & Isles • Hit series on TNT
“Suspense doesn’t get smarter than this. Not just recommended but mandatory.”—Lee Child
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Sunday, September 23, 2012

Families Matter Show 09/26 by WorldOfInkNetwork | Blog Talk Radio

Join the hosts of the Families Matter Show on September 26, 2012 at 6pm EST, 5pm CDT, 4pm MST and 3pm PST.
 
This show only airs live once a month on the 4th Wed. of the month.
The idea of this show is to have the hosts, guests and listeners (adults or kids) share information to help empower children and their families.

Our September show topic is Formal Dances for Teens. What parents and teens need to know, watch out for and understand from dressing for these events to activities before and after the dance.
Host Kecia Burcham works as a middle school counselor and holds a masters degree in education/school counseling as well as being a certified trainer in the "7 Habits of Highly Effective Teens" curriculum.
Host VS Grenier is a mom of three beautiful children ranging in age from Teenager to a toddler. She writes in the children's genre and has been doing so for over 6 years. She is also a retired Fashion Buyer and Marketing Specialist.

Host Irene Roth is a freelance writer for teens, tweens and kids. Roth is also the co-host on blog talk radio's shows SFC Magazine News and Stories for Children. She has published over 150 Ezine articles on different topics that are relevant to self-esteem and self-confidence for girls.

Learn more about us at http://worldofinknetwork.com

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Saturday, September 22, 2012

It's Story Time, Gather 'Round! 09/22 by WorldOfInkNetwork | Blog Talk Radio

Join authors JD Holiday and Christy Condoleo on Saturday, September 22, 2012 at 10AM est, 9AM cst, 8AM mst & 7AM pst, for the TWO children’s books: Billy’s Family by Eric B. Thomasma and Lanin Thomasma ~As an only child, Billy wishes for a bigger family. But spending a day at his great-grandfather's family reunion shows him that 'family' includes far more than just Mommy and Daddy. 
& Inky, The Barn Cat by Elizabeth Bernaski (illustrated by Marina Hierl) ~Inky, the Barn Cat invites you to meet the biggest horse in the barn, the smallest horse in the barn, as well as the 'people' friends Inky has where she lives. This story involves young people with disabilities to relate to the equine assisted activites that they participate in.  Inky explains therapeutic riding- Equi-Librium. For more on therapeutic riding- Equi-Librium visit: www.equi-librium.org
Eric B. Thomasma’s  site: ericbt.webs.com 
Elizabeth Bernaski’s site: www.inkythebarncat.com/ 
JD Holiday’s site: thebookgarden.net
Christy Condoleo’s site: eppyscreations.com
It’s story Time, Gather Round’s Site: itsstorytimeforkids.blogspot.com
All stories read on the show are copyrighted by the authors. The show has permission from the authors to read their books and display pictures from it.

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Thursday, September 20, 2012

Special Edition World of Ink Stories for Children Show 09/20 by WorldOfInkNetwork | Blog Talk Radio

Come join host VS Grenier and Marsha Casper Cook on BTR’s World of Ink Network's Special Edition of The Stories for Children Show September 20, 2012 live at 12pm EST – 11am CT – 10am MT – 9 am PDT
We bring children's authors together with their readers!

This week come meet author & illustrator Mikey Brooks.

Mikey has a BS in English from USU and is the author and illustrator of Bean's Dragons, a story about a little girl and her 12 imaginary friends. He also illustrated Ocelot Scott, by Carolyn Quist. Aside from writing and illustrating, Mikey manages a bakery and decorates cakes. He loves to read picture books to his daughters.
You can find more about Mikey Brooks on his blog: www.writtenbymikey.blogspot.com or on his upcoming website: www.mikeybrooks.net. You can also find him on Twitter: @writtenbymikey and on Facebook: as Mikey Brooks.

We will be talking about picture books and tips on writing/illustrating them.
This is a discussion based show.  Call in number: 714-242-5259

VS Grenier and Marsha Casper Cook are both award-winning authors and write in the children’s/YA genre as well as sit on the other side of the writing desk as an editor and agent.

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Monday, September 17, 2012

Moms Prefer Spotlight Maggie Lyons first on Blogcritcs

Today we have author Maggie Lyons who just debuted her first children’s contemporary chapter book, Vin and the Dorky Duet from MuseItUp Publishing (eBook) and Halo Publishing International (print). When I asked Maggie Lyons to share a bit about herself she said, “Well, I don’t want to alarm your readers so I won’t tell them about the time I was a spy for the British government. No kidding. I really was—a very informal one—but that’s another story.”

I’m sorry to say, I didn’t ask Lyons to share more on that as I was worried for my family’s wellbeing. However, later in this spotlight interview you will find her contact information and are free to write her about it. However, I did learn Maggie Lyons was born in a Welsh coal-mining town and brought up, very properly, in England, where she became an exceptionally boring child, always reading and practicing piano. Well that is how she tells it anyway. “I had no idea who the famous pop singers were. I only knew about dead European composers like Mozart and Chopin. When I was pushed into adulthood, I zigzagged my way through a maze of professional environments, managing orchestras, writing concert program notes—one of my favorite jobs—and trying to appease a troupe of ballet dancers, which has to be an oxymoron. After beavering away in marketing and media relations in the completely unrelated fields of coffee and law, I finally settled down to have fun with red ink as an editor for an academic publisher. When I ‘retired’ I became a freelance editor and discovered the joy of writing for children,” shared Lyons.

If you call that a boring life, I would love to see what Lyons considers adventurous. Lyons originally became a writer by default and said with no regard for the well-being of her family she trained as a classical pianist, subjecting all around her to four hours of practice a day. “I suspect the pterodactyls that landed in my stomach before public concerts had something to do with not taking up a career as a concert pianist. Instead, I found myself learning how to put rear ends on concert hall seats, otherwise known as orchestral management,” shard Lyons. 

Her first job in that heady field entailed writing the program notes for the National Symphony Orchestra in Washington, DC. Lyons said it was a job made in heaven. “I wallowed in the music section of the Library of Congress and luxuriated in the incredible privilege of being allowed to take books home to read. The research was as much fun as writing the notes, if not more so. My job was to write such compelling notes about the music on the concert program that audiences would actually want to read them before scanning the donor lists to see who may have donated more than they had. I had to balance the light—what the composer liked to eat for breakfast, and so on—with the heavy—how the musical composition was constructed. The job was an extension of what I had enjoyed studying at college, but now I was being paid to do it. Try beating that,” stated Lyons.

The writing continued as Lyons zigzagged her way through the marketing, public relations and fundraising bastions of a motley variety of business environments. In the meantime, Lyons rediscovered her fascination of children’s fiction when she began reading bedtime stories to her son, just as Lyons parents had read to her when she was small. “As a single mom, I didn’t have the time or the mindset to devote energy to writing my own children’s stories. I’m in awe of working mothers who can do that. It was only when I retired from full-time work the idea of writing articles for children’s magazines swooped in one day,” said Lyons. “I have no idea where it came from, but there it was, waving frantically at me.” 

Lyons began her children’s writing career by writing some articles, which miraculously appeared in Stories for Children Magazine. “Then I thought of stringing a few more words together to make something longer, fictional, a little homage to the land of my birth—Wales. And so my first book came into being, an adventure story about a Welsh dragon who discovers an unorthodox and very smelly remedy for his inability to snort fire,” shared Lyons. “It’s the exuberance of children’s literature that has inspired my attempts to contribute to the literature, and the older I become, the more exuberance I crave, but I hope I’m not the only one having fun with my stories.”

After talking with Maggie Lyons a bit about the different types of writing she has done, she shared her thoughts on writing for children and how it is harder than any type of writing she has done in the past. “Especially if you’re long past your own childhood and don’t have children around you. It’s not just a question of appealing to the culture, language and mindset of children, you have to know what their parents and all the other adults in their world find appealing too—a double whammy,” shared Lyons. 

However, Lyons favorite part of writing for young people is indulging in all that innocence, enthusiasm, imaginative freedom, escapism and humor that is the essence of children’s literature. All of which shows in her recently debuted children’s contemporary book, Vin and the Dorky Duet. The book was inspired by two incorrigible habits of Lyons: music and challenges. “I’m an amateur musician and the main character, twelve-year-old Vin, is learning to play the trumpet. I think he secretly likes challenges, though he complains when faced with one. I think he also knows life would be pretty boring if there were no challenges, even if he can’t successfully meet all of them. Having a go is what life’s about, isn’t it? I was also inspired by fond memories of my son when he was twelve years of age. He was fun,” said Lyons. 

The story is about the disasters that pile up when a seventh-grader named Vin and his brilliant plan to meet his sister’s challenge takes more than one wrong turn. Life tosses challenges at all of us. It would be incredibly boring if it didn’t. What matters is what we learn from them. When magnetic compost heaps, man-eating bubble baths and other disasters erupt, Vin comes close to packing in the completely ridiculous business. He calls it Operation BS, his code name for a mission to introduce his sister to a boy she has a crush on. He doesn’t want to play matchmaker, but Meg’s promise to reward him with a David Beckham autographed soccer jersey is a decisive incentive. It’s a great book for reluctant readers as well.

Get a sneak peek of the book at http://youtu.be/Qtgtp_rnAZ4

You can buy the e-book at Amazon and at the MuseItUp Publishing bookstore under the MuseItYoung section. MuseItUp lists a number of other outlets where the book can be purchased too. The paperback is available at Halo Publishing International.

If you would like to learn more about Maggie Lyons and her books, you can visit the following sites:
Amazon’s Author Central

Thank you for spending time with us today, Maggie. We wish you much success.

First on Blogcritics http://blogcritics.org/books/article/spotlight-interview-with-maggie-lyons-author/ 

Saturday, September 15, 2012

It's Story Time, Gather 'Round 09/15 by WorldOfInkNetwork | Blog Talk Radio

Join authors JD Holiday and Christy Condoleo on Saturday, September 15, 2012 at 10AM est, 9AM cst, 8AM mst & 7AM pst, for a reading from the chapter book, 'The Lost Secret of Fairies' (book 1 in 'The Crystal Keeper Chronicles')  by Tiffany Turner.

Wanda had always read about adventure. Now she was in the middle of one. The World of Fairies is real, and she is their new Crystal Keeper, human caretaker to the World of Fairies. But the Fairy World is in trouble. The fairies are falling ill from the pollution that ravishes the world above. Wanda has to find the key to their cure, before it's too late.

To discover more about Tiffany Turner and her books visit her website: http://tiffany-turner.com/
Buy her books here: Amazon , Barnes and Noble and view her book trailer here: YouTube
It’s Story Time, Gather ‘Round: http://itsstorytimeforkids.blogspot.com/

JD Holiday: http://www.thebookgarden.net
Christy Condoleo: http://www.eppyscreations.com/

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Thursday, September 13, 2012

BOOK DISCUSSION - HOST FRAN LEWIS 09/13 by WorldOfInkNetwork | Blog Talk Radio

Join Fran Lewis on September 13 at 4PM EST 3PM CST 2PMMT 1PM PST with her special guest  Peter Lefcourt.
Peter is an American television producer, a film and television screenwriter, and a novelist.Lefcourt's early career involved writing teleplays for primetime series such as Cagney and Lacey, Scarecrow and Mrs. King (both of which he also produced), Eight is Enough, and Remington Steele, among others.

Sandra Elrod will be there to open the chat room  for questions.

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Tuesday, September 11, 2012

A GOOD STORY IS A GOOD STORY - HOST MARSHA CASPER COOK 09/11 by WorldOfInkNetwork | Blog Talk Radio

LET’S HAVE A PARTY ON SEPTEMBER 11 

HOSTS FOR THE EVENT Bethany Cross  Marsha Casper     Cook  Madison Montgomery  and ***SPECIAL CO  HOST  WILLIAM MALTESE

Love is in the air and on September 11 at 8 PM CST 9PM EST 7PM MT 6PM PST  we’re going to have a huge Party. This is an open party for Romance!  It’s time that all of us had some fun. We meet on line at A GOOD STORY IS A GOOD STORY where we can chat or talk with each other. It’s going to last for a several days. You can either share, tag, like, talk or e- mail whatever! Traditional or Self – Published we don’t care! ROMANCE  EROTIC  EROTICA  YA Love is Universal!

Some of our very special guests authors will be Kathi S Barton, Bobbi Shafer, Michelle Prince, Melissa Kier, Charolte Blackwell, Elizabeth Black.

This is for all romance readers, writers, reviewers, publishers, marketing companies, consultants - Love is love!   Fun is Fun - who doesn’t like a party!   
       
PARTY TIME
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Friday, September 7, 2012

SPECIAL WORLD OF INK NETWORK SHOW 09/07 by WorldOfInkNetwork | Blog Talk Radio

Join Marsha Cook and V S Grenier on  September 7- 10AM PST 11AM EST NOON PST 1PM EST as they welcome Barbara Rogan. Barbara has had an incedible career and she is still doing so many things to help writers. This is going to be a great show that will be both entertaing and very informative.

BARBARA began her publishing career with Fawcett Books before moving to Israel. One year later she established the Barbara Rogan Literary Agency, which specialized in representing American and European publishers and agents for Hebrew-language rights. With a few years the agency had become the largest in the country, supplying over 60% of the large Israeli market for translated books. During this period Barbara served on the Board of Directors of the Jerusalem Book Fair.

Her first novel, Changing States, was published simultaneously in England, the U.S., and Israel. Shortly after its publication, she sold the literary agency and returned to New York.  Since then she’s published seven novels, most recently Suspicion and Hindsight (Simon & Schuster), and co-authored two non-fiction books. Her latest novel, A Dangerous Fiction, will be published in 2013 by Viking/Penguin. Barbara’s books have been translated into six languages, featured by all the major book clubs, optioned for movie and television and issued as audio books. She has taught fiction writing at Hofstra University and SUNY, and currently teaches online for Writers Digest and in her own school, Next Level Workshops.  She lectures widely on both the business and craft of writing and teaches seminars and master classes at writers’ conferences, including the Surrey Writers’ Conference in Vancouver.Her wesites are  - barbararogan.com- nextlevelworkshop.com

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Tuesday, September 4, 2012

A GOOD STORY IS A GOOD STORY 09/04 by WorldOfInkNetwork | Blog Talk Radio

Join Marsha Cook on September 4 at 9PM EST 8 PM CT 7 PMMT 6 PM PST when she welcomes Jamie Hope a very versatile writer with a lot going on. She has opened an online store and she's got a blog, books, videos and more.  She will be talking about her very special charity wish for an October deadline and she will also talk about children's books, an autobiography she wrote and a Para normal books another one of her projects.

Also on the show is Lisa Morgan.Lisa has two short stories previously published in anthologies. A Romantic short titled Nothing’s Terminal (A Home for the Holidays; December, 2011: Firefly & Wisp Publishing) and a zombie themed short titled Antidote (The Thorn of Death; March 2012: Firefly & Wisp Publishing).

Her debut, full length  novel- Phoenix Rising is the first in a new YA series Maggie Henning & The Realm was released with Firefly & Wisp Publishing on July 19th, 2012. The continuation in the series- Phoenix Burning (available September 23rd, 2012), followed by Phoenix Shadow and Phoenix Ashes,(anticipated release in 2013). 

This is going to be a great show so join us live or on demand.

Bethany Cross, author at REBELINK PRESS will be opening the chat room and answering calls. She will also be talking about  ROMANCE WEEK at A GOOD STORY IS A GOOD STORY - The event begins on September 11 on the show and will continue on or several days. It's a meet and greet for Erotic Romance writers and Romance Writers - Traditionally published and self- published .

http://jaimiehope.com/about-the-author.html
http://www.worldofinknetwork.com/
http://www.marshacaspercook.com
 

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Sunday, September 2, 2012

Book Spotlight: Vin and the Dorky Duet by Maggie Lyons




Vin and the Dorky Duet
Publisher: Halo Publishing Int. & MuseItUp Publishing (Canadian e-book publisher)
ISBN: 978-1-61244-091-0 (paperback)
ISBN: 978-1-77127-073-1 (eBook)

Genre of Book: Children’s Chapter Book Adventure
  

A twelve-year-old boy named Vin, goes on a mission—reluctantly. He doesn’t share the optimism of the knights of old who embarked on impossible missions without a doubt they’d succeed. When magnetic compost heaps, man-eating bubble baths and other disasters erupt, Vin comes close to packing in the whole ridiculous business. He calls it Operation BS, his code name for a mission to introduce his sister to a boy she has a crush on. He doesn’t want to play matchmaker, but Meg’s promise to reward him with a David Beckham autographed soccer jersey is a decisive incentive


The story is about the disasters that pile up when a seventh-grader’s brilliant plan to meet his sister’s challenge takes more than one wrong turn. Life tosses challenges at all of us. It would be incredibly boring if it didn’t. What matters is what we learn from them. 


Get a sneak peek of the book at http://youtu.be/Qtgtp_rnAZ4
Available wherever books are sold and online.





Maggie Lyons is a writer and editor who was born in Wales and crossed the pond to Virginia. With no regard for the well-being of her family and neighbors, she trained as a classical pianist. Then came a career of putting rear ends on seats—that is, orchestral management, marked by reams of marketing and fundraising writing and program note scribbling for audiences, many of whose first priority was to find their names in the donors’ lists. Editing for academic publishers also brought plenty of satisfaction—she admits she has a fondness for nerds—but nothing like the magic she discovered in writing fiction and nonfiction for children. Several of her articles, poetry, and a chapter book miraculously appeared in Stories for Children Magazine and knowonder! magazine. She hopes her stories encourage reluctant young readers to turn a page or two.

Her middle-grade adventure story Vin and the Dorky Duet is available as an e-book at MuseItUp Publishing’s bookstore (MuseItYoung section), on Amazon at http://www.amazon.com/dp/B008AK7ALE, and as a paperback at Halo Publishing International at http://halopublishing.com/bookstore/Maggie-Lyons. Dewi and the Seeds of Doom, a middle-grade adventure story, will be released as an e-book by MuseItUp Publishing in October. Halo Publishing International will release the paperback. 





The World of Ink Network is touring author Maggie Lyons’s contemporary children’s chapter book, Vin and the Dorky Duet throughout August and September 2012.

Magnetic compost heaps, man-eating bubble baths and other disasters erupt when an inventive seventh-grader meets a challenge to win a David Beckham autographed soccer jersey if he can befriend an unsociable nerd and introduce his sister to the nerd’s hunky brother.

Get a sneak peek of the book at http://youtu.be/Qtgtp_rnAZ4
Available wherever books are sold and online.


You can find out more about Maggie Lyons’s World of Ink Author/Book Tour at http://tinyurl.com/9t24kgy