Sunday, February 23, 2014

The Edge with Cassandre Dayne

Join Cassandre Dayne on The Edge as she talks with artists who take their works to the very edge. On Sunday, February 23rd, at 2pm EST, she'll be talking with reknowned author, Siobhan Muir. She's a Las Vegas girl who finds all kinds of enticing real life stories to include in her provocative books. With titles such as Not a Dragon's Standard Virgin, Her Devoted Vampire, and The Beltane Witch, you can certainly see her dark and delicious tastes in the occult.

Cass will try and figure out what makes her tick - including why her stories are so seductive. Maybe we'll also find out why Siobhan truly believes her cat is a shape shifter. Hmmm... If you believe in the supernatural, don't miss this exciting show.

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Saturday, February 22, 2014

The Paranormal Hour - Blog Talk Radio Show

Join us Saturday February 22nd at 10 PM EST, 9 PM Central, and 8 PM PST for a special edition of The Paranormal Hour with Willow Cross and co-host Tracee Ford.  This week we'll have author and paranormal investigator Sable Hunter dropping in to discuss her ghostly experiences.  The phone lines and chat room will be open for your questions and our resident demonoligist, Michael Barbee will be joining in the fun.
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Friday, February 21, 2014

Blog Talk Radio's Families Matter Show - Topic: Alone Together

Join Irene Roth and Virginia S Grenier every 3rd Friday of the month for the Families Matter Show here on BTR's Freatured World of Ink Network.

Each month the Families Matter Show will cover topics on the importance of family to empowering our children.

This months topic: Alone Together: How Technology has Separated Us from Each Other
We are all over-connected through cell phones and other technological gadgets. Even when we are together as a family with our children, we seem to be texting and playing video games. We are multi-tasking masters. But it is at the peril of teaching our children the true art of communication. Kids are having a harder and harder time to really connect with each other, be they friends, siblings or parents. We as parents should find ways to show kids the importance of empathic connection.  We could this in the following ways:
  • Having unplugged times when we could related to one another personally and face to face;
  • Having times when we are doing things as a family as opposed to watching television all the time;
  • Going out for walks as a family;
  • Doing family activities;
  • Just hanging out as a family;
  • Having a sit down meal at least a few times a week.
By taking these steps we could saving our children the hardship of not being to effectively communicate when they get older. We need to be parents who are not alone together but openly and empathically together.

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Monday, February 17, 2014

The Writing Mama Show with Guest Author Tim J. Myers

Join host Virginia S Grenier on Mondays for The Writing Mama show at 2pm Eastern - 3pm Central - 12pm Noon Mountian - 11am Pacific as she chats with authors about their books, writing success and regrets, and how the publishing world is changing.

This week's guest is Tim J. Myers, a writer, songwriter, storyteller, and university lecturer in English for Santa Clara University. Tim spent 14 years as a classroom teacher in the States and overseas (Norway, London, Tokyo), has 20 years of university experience, and has been a professional storyteller for over 25 years. None of this, however, is nearly as noteworthy to most people as finding out that Tim is the oldest of eleven children.

Check out Tim’s TV interview on children’s lit!  Why is good children's literature so powerful, so magical?

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Thursday, February 13, 2014

Friday, February 7, 2014

The Paranormal Hour will discuss their recent investigation of Smackover, Arkansas

On this week's episode of The Paranormal Hour, host Willow Cross and co-host Tracee Ford will be joined by special guest and demonologist Michael Barbee, as well as Mark Hampton of Extreme Arkansas Paranormal.  The group will discuss their recent investigation of Smackover, Arkansas and the filming of the coinciding documentary.  There's more than enough creepy to go around, so tune in and join us on The World of Ink network at 10pm EST, 9pm Central, and 8pm PST.  You don't want to miss this!

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Thursday, February 6, 2014

 Join Marsha Casper Cook & Virginia S Grenier on the 1st Wed. of the month for the What is Success show where they will talk with guest, share tips and talk about the film and publishing industry.
This month's guest is Brian Scott Mednick, an author, filmmaker and stand-up comedian who graduated New York University's Tisch School of the Arts with a BFA in Film and Television in 1995.

Brian spent fifteen years writing and researching a biography of Gene Wilder entitled Gene Wilder: Funny and Sad, published in December 2010 by BearManor Media. Brian is widely considered the foremost authority on Mr. Wilder and his work, and his book has been cited in publications in the United States, Europe, and India.
Brian has reviewed film and theater for such publications as Show Business Weekly and Good Times.

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Great Book Discussion with Fran Lewis

Please join Fran Lewis for a great book discussion on Feb. 6 at 4 PM EST 3 PM CST 2PM MT 1PM PST. Her first guest at 4 will be Charles Salzberg and then at 5 Carolyn Esparza. It's going to be a great discussion so listen in and have fun!

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Monday, February 3, 2014

E.G. Daily: "Breathe" - The Voice Highlight

Cover Reveal: Kitty Hawk Series

Kitty Hawk and the Curse of the Yukon Gold is the thrilling first installment in a new young adult series of adventure mystery stories by Iain Reading. This first book of the Kitty Hawk Flying Detective Agency Series introduces Kitty Hawk, an intrepid teenage pilot with her own De Havilland Beaver seaplane and a nose for mystery and intrigue. A cross between Amelia Earhart, Nancy Drew and Pippi Longstocking, Kitty is a quirky young heroine with boundless curiosity and a knack for getting herself into all kinds of precarious situations. 

After leaving her home in the western Canadian fishing village of Tofino to spend the summer in Alaska studying humpback whales, Kitty finds herself caught up in an unforgettable adventure involving stolen gold, devious criminals, ghostly shipwrecks, and bone-chilling curses. Kitty's adventure begins with the lingering mystery of a sunken ship called the Clara Nevada. As the plot continues to unfold, this spirited story will have readers anxiously following every twist and turn as they are swept along through the history of the Klondike Gold Rush to a suspenseful final climatic chase across the rugged terrain of Canada's Yukon.

Kitty Hawk and the Curse of the Yukon Gold is a perfect book to fire the imagination of readers of all ages. Filled with fascinating and highly Google-able locations and history this book will inspire anyone to learn and experience more for themselves. 

There are currently three books in the Kitty Hawk Flying Detective Agency Series available for sale on Amazon:


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About Iain Reading
Iain Reading is passionate about Root Beer, music, and writing. He is Canadian, but currently resides in the Netherlands working for the United Nations. Iain is currently working on the fourth book in the Kitty Hawk Flying Detective Agency Series, which will be released in 2014. For more information, go to


Back Where The Entire Adventure Began

As soon as the engine began to sputter, I knew that I was in real trouble. Up until then, I had somehow managed to convince myself that there was just something wrong with the fuel gauges. After all, how could I possibly have burnt through my remaining fuel as quickly as the gauges seemed to indicate? It simply wasn't possible. But with the engine choking and gasping, clinging to life on the last fumes of aviation fuel, it was clear that when the fuel gauges read, "Empty," they weren't kidding around.
The lightning strike that took out my radio and direction-finding gear hadn't worried me all that much. (Okay, I admit it worried me a little bit.) It wasn't the first time that this had happened to me, and besides, I still had my compasses to direct me to where I was going. But I did get a little bit concerned when I found nothing but open ocean as far my eyes could see at precisely the location where I fully expected to find tiny Howland Island—and its supply of fuel for the next leg of my journey—waiting for me. The rapidly descending needles on my fuel gauges made me even more nervous as I continued to scout for the island, but only when the engine began to die did I realize that I really had a serious problem on my hands.
The mystery of the disappearing fuel.
The enigma of the missing island.
The conundrum of what do I do now?
"Exactly," the little voice inside my head said to me in one of those annoying 'I-told-you-so' kind of voices. "What do you do now?"
"First, I am going to stay calm," I replied. "And think this through."
"You'd better think fast," the little voice said, and I could almost hear it tapping on the face of a tiny wristwatch somewhere up there in my psyche. "If you want to make it to your twentieth birthday, that is.  Don't forget that you're almost out of fuel."
"Thanks a lot," I replied. "You're a big help."
Easing forward with the control wheel I pushed my trusty De Havilland Beaver into a nosedive. Residual fuel from the custom-made fuel tanks at the back of the passenger cabin dutifully followed the laws of gravity and spilled forward, accumulating at the front and allowing the fuel pumps to transfer the last remaining drops of fuel into the main forward belly tank. This maneuver breathed life back into the engine and bought me a few more precious minutes to ponder my situation.
"Mayday, mayday, mayday," I said, keying my radio transmitter as I leveled my flight path out again. "This is aircraft Charlie Foxtrot Kilo Tango Yankee, calling any ground station or vessel hearing this message, over."
I keyed the mic off and listened intently for a reply. Any reply. Please? But there was nothing. There was barely even static. My radio was definitely fried.
It was hard to believe that it would all come down to this. After the months of preparation and training. After all the adventures that I'd had, the friends I'd made, the beauty I'd experienced, the differences and similarities I'd discovered from one culture to the next and from one human being to the next. All of this in the course of my epic flight around the entire world.
Or I should say, "my epic flight almost around the entire world," in light of my current situation.
And the irony of it was absolutely incredible. Three-quarters of a century earlier the most famous female pilot of them all had disappeared over this exact same endless patch of Pacific Ocean on her own quest to circle the globe. And she had disappeared while searching for precisely the same island that was also eluding me as I scanned the horizon with increasing desperation.
"Okay," I thought to myself. "Just be cool and take this one step at a time to think the situation through." I closed my eyes and focused on my breathing, slowing it down and reining in the impulse to panic. Inside my head, I quickly and methodically replayed every flight that I'd ever flown. Every emergency I'd ever faced. Every grain of experience that I had accumulated along the long road that had led me to this very moment. Somewhere in there was a detail that was the solution to my current predicament. I was sure of it. And all I had to do was find it.
Maybe the answer to my current situation lay somewhere among the ancient temples of Angkor in Cambodia? Or in the steamy jungles of east Africa? Or inside the towering pyramids of Giza? Or among the soaring minarets of Sarajevo? Or on the emerald rolling hills and cliffs of western Ireland? Or on the harsh and rocky lava fields of Iceland?
Wherever the answer was, it was going to have to materialize quickly, or another female pilot (me) would run the risk of being as well-known throughout the world as Amelia Earhart. And for exactly the same reason.
"It's been a good run at least," the little voice inside my head observed, turning oddly philosophical as the fuel supplies ran critically low. "You've had more experiences on this journey around the world than some people do in their entire lifetime."
"That's it!" I thought.
Maybe the answer to all this lies even further back in time? All the way back to the summer that had inspired me to undertake this epic journey in the first place. All the way back to where North America meets the Pacific Ocean—the islands and glaciers and whales of Alaska.
All the way back to where this entire adventure began.