Wednesday, July 17, 2013

Bill Kenower - Author Magazine -

Sunday, July 7, 2013

Special guest - Bill Kenower - A GOOD STORY IS A GOOD STORY

Please join Marsha Casper Cook on July 11 at  11:30 AM PST 12:30 MT 1:30 CST PM 2:30 EST, for a terrifc discussion with a very Special Guest , Bill Kenower.Bill is the Editor-in-Chief of Author magazine,a lecturer, author, interviewer, speaker, radio host and a very inspirational person. If you have doubts about your writing ability listen to what Bill has to say and you will find your direction. He understands authors and his new book Write Within Yourself: An Author's Companion is quite powerful.
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Psychic Medium - Candy O Donnell

Monday, July 15, 2013

Candy O Donnell -Guests on A good story is a good story!

Please join Marsha Casper Cook on July 16 at 8PM CST 9 PMEST 7PM MT 6PST  when she welcomes Candy O' Donnell.Candy who wears many hats. She is an Author, Psychic Medium/ Reiki Practitioner , Angel Intuitive Pastlife Regressionist  and Radio Host.
Candy is very dedicated to helping others learn more about themselves.

She will be doing readings if you would like to call in.
It's going to be a great show and you can listen live or on demand.
(714) 242-5259
Bethany Cross will be there to answer calls and open the chat room.
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Wednesday, July 17, 2013


                                     JOIN THE PARTY - BOOK LAUNCH -M CLARKE

                                                              SOMETHING GREAT 



 She didn’t know what she was missing…until he found her.

Maxwell Knight was positively trouble, dangerously good-looking, and seductively charming. He was everything Jeanella didn’t need in her life. Only Maxwell didn’t see it that way. His pursuit was relentless, making her even more determined to push him away.

Fresh out of college, life was simple and plain for Jeanella Mefferd. Every part of her life was smooth sailing; her friends, her job, and even the guy she’d started dating. Then one night, while at dinner, she spotted someone who made her feel things she’d never felt before—dangerous, heart pounding and breathless heat. Thinking she would never see him again, she brushed it off, but when she started to run into him unexpectedly, all she could think of was how he made her feel with his sweet flirtations. Everything about Maxwell Knight screamed trouble, especially when she found out he was her new boss’s son. Now, heading to a New York fashion show, would she be able to focus on her career instead of Maxwell, who had been scheduled to attend with her? As much as she tried to forget their encounters, his good looks, smooth words and determination to win her over gravitated her toward him. The next thing she knew, her mind was utterly consumed by him. Would she be willing to ignore all the dangerous signs and jump into his arms? Or would she miss out on the chance of finding something great?


Book Review: One Gay American

Title of Book: One Gay American
Author: Dennis Milam Bensie
Publisher: CoffeeTown Press
ISBN-10: 1603811532
ISBN-13: 978-1603811538
Price $13.95
Publication Date: September 2012
Genre of Book: Memoir

About the Book:  Dennis Milam Bensie is One Gay American. Born in the 1960s and raised with traditional values in Robinson, Illinois, Bensie desperately wanted romance, a beautiful wedding, and a baby to carry on the family name. He denied his sexuality and married a woman at nineteen years old, but fantasized of weddings where he could be the bride. The newlyweds "adopted" a Cabbage Patch Doll and ironically witnessed a Cabbage Patch Doll wedding (a successful fundraiser staged by a local women's club) where the dolls were granted the type of grand ceremony off-limits to gay couples.
In search of his identity as a gay man, Bensie divorced his wife and stumbled through missteps and lessons that still sting his generation: defending against bullies, "disappointing" his parents, and looking for love in gay bars, bath houses and restrooms. He helped his straight friends plan their dream weddings and mourned his gay friends dying of AIDS.
Although true love has not yet come his way, Bensie has learned to love himself. Bensie is the author of the much-lauded memoir, Shorn: Toys to Men, which recounts his battle with paraphilia. One Gay American tells the rest of his story and draws parallels to gay history, decade by decade, with newspaper headlines and quotations. Bensie is the gay neighbor that you either love or hate. Either way, he's got a lot to say and says it with no apologies.


Overall Thoughts:
We loved this memoir with its straight forward, yet edgy verbiage. Dennis doesn’t hold anything back when sharing about his life growing up in as he put it…An America Coming Out. All of us here at WOI were also growing up as kids or teens during those years and remember many of the headlines shared at the beginning of each chapter.
What is interesting is how much America has changed and how much it hasn’t on some topics within the LGBT communities. Since the release of One Gay American, we have all seen some new leaps toward marriage for the Gay community and more open conversation about untraditional families. Dennis’ book is timely and also hits not only on growing up Gay, but also makes us all realize we each have our struggles, dreams and successes in life. Dennis helps open our eyes to loving ourselves and in doing so and accepting we are all different, yet alike, we can learn to love each other for who we all are.

About the Author: 
Dennis Milam Bensie grew up in Robinson, Illinois where his interest in the arts began in high school participating in various community theatre productions. Bensie’s first book,  Shorn: Toys to Men was nominated for the Stonewall Book Award, sponsored by the American Library Association. It was also a pick in the International gay magazine The Advocate as “One of the Best Overlooked Books of 2011″. The author’s short stories have been published by Bay Laurel, Everyday Fiction, and This Zine Will Change Your Lifeand he has also been a feature contributor for The Good Men Project. One Gay American is his second book with Coffeetown Press and it was chosen as a finalist in the Next Generation Indie Book Awards and the Indie Excellence Book Awards. He was a presenter at the 2013 Saints and Sinners Literary Festival in New Orleans. Dennis lives in Seattle with his three dogs.

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Friday, July 12, 2013

Book Spotlight: The Book of Changes

Coffeetown Announces the October Release of Jack Remick’s Novel about Berkeley in the 70s, The Book of Changes

Seattle, WA.— On October 15, 2013, Coffeetown Press will release The Book of Changes ($15.95, 306 pp, 6x9 Trade Paperback ISBN: 978-1-60381-186-6), by Jack Remick, a work of literary fiction that covers a tumultuous year in the life of an idealistic first-year male student enrolled at UC Berkeley in 1971.

The Book of Changes is Book Three of The California Quartet, a series of standalone novels about young men coming of age in California during the 60s and 70s. The final volume, Trio of Lost Souls, will be released by Coffeetown Press in 2014. The series began with The Deification and Valley Boy.

“I’m tempted to say this is Remick’s best work,” says Frank Araujo, Author of The Q Quest, A Perfect Orange, and The Secrets of Don Pedro Miguel of Jack’s novel Valley Boy. “The writing never lets up from the first line to the last. Ricky is the prototype Okie kid who haunted the Wasteland we know as the San Joaquin. The story is witty, tense and true.”

Of The Deification, mystery writer Robert J. Ray writes: “The language, the timing, the humor, the strong verbs, the concrete nouns, the world beneath the world–all wrapped up in one novel ...You gotta read this book!”

Of Remick’s novel, Blood (Camel Press, 2011), Wayne Gunn wrote on “For an author to choose as his explicit models Camus, Genet, and de Sade ... and to earn the right to be mentioned in their company is [a goal] that perhaps Jack Remick has indeed achieved.”

“Beast” is a pure innocent with one simple goal--to become an expert on the Middle Ages. He comes to Berkeley, the Cathedral of Learning, in 1971, a time of political upheaval, hallucinogenic drugs, abundant sex, and down-and-dirty rock and roll. On his quest for meaning he hangs out with a Harley-riding dwarf, a pre-goth artists' model, a sorority girl turned nymphomaniac, and the heir to a family of French aristocrats with a bloody history dating back to before Joan of Arc. Beast soon discovers that he can’t live in the past but has to embrace the present, with its traps and land mines and the horrors of contemporary society—death by motorcycle and bad acid trips. The world is exploding, but students still go to classes, fall in love, get laid, study in libraries, win awards, even graduate. The country is on fire, and Berkeley supplies the fuel.

Says Remick: “When I went to Cal, there was no tuition. Education was free. You paid a $76.50 student fee. You paid for your books, your room and board. Anything that was left you spent on booze and motorcycles. Then Ronald Reagan was elected governor and the good times ended. The Free Speech Movement (FSM) came along and the rebellion that started in Sproul Hall grew into a firestorm of protests and death and destruction. Education took a hit, tuition blasted off, leaving only the rich and well-heeled in the classrooms. After Ronald Reagan, California was never at peace again. This novel, The Book of Changes doesn’t purport to be either a sociological thesis or a history of anything. It is a fictional record of a sort filtered through time and the consciousness of young women and men who were looking for a new definition of America, of California, of the world. We didn’t succeed.”

Jack Remick is a poet, short story writer, and novelist. Blood, A Novel was published by Camel Press in 2011. The Deification, Valley Boy, and Gabriela and the Widow are all available from Coffeetown Press. Coming in 2014: a collection of poems, Sartori. You can find Jack online at

The Book of Changes can currently be preordered on After October 15th, it will be available in eBook and 6x9 trade paperback editions on, the European Amazons and Amazon Japan. Wholesale orders can be placed through or Ingram. Libraries can also purchase books through Follett Library Resources or Midwest Library Service.