The Parker J Cole Show — A Crown of Beauty with Meiah Shaun

Parker J Cole BannerHe will bestow a crown of beauty for ashes, the oil of joy instead of mourning and a garment of praise instead of a spirit of despair, (Isaiah 61:3)

The ministry of A Crown of Beauty is headed by the scribe and prophetic voice Meiah Shaun. She pens fiction, non-fiction and plays with faith-based messages linking her personal life experiences with spiritual life lessons. Some of her plays include: The Boutique, The Rich Woman’s Party, & My First Love. She’s a native of Orange, Texas and currently resides in the Dallas, Texas area.

71arezZCefL._UX250_Along with discussing A Crown of Beauty, its ministry and purpose, Meiah and I will be discussing her newest release, Burnt Orange, which tells the story of twin girls surviving racism and abuse in a small segregated town and triumphing over adversity. Join in the conversation by calling in at 646-668-8485, press 1 to be live on air. Or, download Stitcher on your mobile device. Or, click on the link here:


Tonight on the Write Stuff — Everyone Was Left Behind

In the midnight hours of April 24th, a prophecy fails and its prophet falls.

Pastor Graham Wilcox boldly predicted Jesus would return to earth on April 24th to rapture His faithful. But, when April 25th arrives, the world is the same, except for Wilcox, who is found dead. His gruesome murder rocks the community where Wilcox lived and the families who frequented the small church that he pastored.

To uncover the truth behind the murder, the skeptical Detective Daniel Seitzer must go to the place he dreads most: church. Along with his new, religious partner, Seitzer wades through a myriad of rumors, secrets, and strange connections as well as an astonishing number of people who had motive to kill Wilcox. Is the killer one of the pastor’s own congregants, or a shadowy figure on the periphery of the church connected with a powerful pharmaceutical company?

For Seitzer, a grieving widow, a multi-million-dollar company, and a faithful but broken family, the truth behind the events of April 24th will either set them free or bury those who have been left behind.

You can call in and weigh in on the topic with my guest co-host Steve Armstrong and myself at 646-668-8485, press 1 to be live on air. Or, download Stitcher on your mobile device. Or, click on the link here:





Steve Armstrong lives with his wife and two daughters in Westchester County, NY. He grew up in upstate New York and attended Binghamton University, where he earned a BA in English. Steve also holds a Master of Divinity of Degree from Bethel Seminary. For the last 12 years, Steve has been on staff at First Baptist Church of Tarrytown.

The Universe and Other Words, Part 3 with Marcia Montenegro — The Parker J Cole Show

The final segment of the Universe and Other Words with Marcia Montenegro.

I love when I have Marcia Montenegro from Christian Answers for the New Age on my show. Her knowledge about the subtleties of New Age thought, practices, and other elements entering the Church is spot on. Of course, she would know. She was heavily entrenched in New Age thought for many, many years.

We hear words like, ‘The Universe’, ‘Consciousness’ ‘The Shift’ and other hot button words in use today. Are these words just words that have no meaning behind them. Or is there more to it? Should we care about it? Should we use them? On our final segment, we’ll wrap it up with the last of our vocabulary and final thoughts.

Let’s talk about it with Marcia. You can call in at 646-668-8485 and press 1 to be live on air. Or, download Stitcher on your mobile device. Or, click on the link here.

Parker J Cole Show Throwback Thursday — The Biblical Justification for Slavery

This show was a unique experience for me because Lisa Guinther truly had me stumped. I had NO idea what she was going to say and I sorta chewed my nails as I waited. Would I have to hang up on her if she said something out of the wall? Would the phone lines be ringing off the hook? A lot of thoughts went through my mind with this show.

Interestingly enough, Lisa said, “Trust me.”

Trust. A word that many are searching for today. Who do we trust in when EVERYONE seems to break our trust? Yet, in the few years I’ve known Lisa, she hasn’t even given me any reason, NOT to trust her. So, I did.

By the end of this episode, I was struck anew by Lisa’s approach to biblical interpretation. She really lets us know to read the Bible for all its worth.


Tonight on the Write Stuff — The Kinsman’s Tree with Timothy Hurst

Enter a magical world where unlikely heroes battle strange and powerful enemies. The world has fallen under the dominion of the evil Empire of Chol and its mysterious and threatening wraith army, the Nihúkolem. Hidden away in the village of Endego, a race of tiny creatures, the Etom, struggle to survive.

Join two Etom, Nat and Nida, on an intriguing journey to discover the origins of the Empire’s power and its undoing. Supernatural events guide them as they seek to solve the mystery and locate the world’s only remaining hope, the Kinsman.

Join me for Tim Hurst’s debut novel as we sit and chat! Call in at 646-668-8485, press 1 to be live on air. Or, download Stitcher on your mobile device. Or, click on the link here:








I am a writer who believes that the life lived best is lived in service to God, and that only under the guidance and power of the Holy Spirit one might produce a worthwhile work. I seek to craft entertaining, enriching, and inspiring tales that glorify the Lord in confidence that the Holy Spirit will use them to change lives and draw people closer to Jesus Christ.

In simply offering myself in surrender to the Spirit, I have discovered the satisfaction of worshiping the Lord as an instrument of the writing process. I believe my experience be confirmation of God’s calling on my life, and pray that each and every person is as deeply transformed in reading these stories as I was in writing them. To Him alone be the glory, for I am author of naught.

Write Stuff Author Spotlight — The Bennu Project by Tyrone Givens with Character Interview

Hello! This is one of my tour stops during my two week book tour for The Bennu Project by Tyrone Givens. This virtual book tour is organized by Write Now Literary Book Tours. This tour runs November 23-December 6, 2017.  Follow the tour here.  Book your own tour here WNL


ISBN-10: 1620309580

ISBN-13: 978-1620309582

Genre: Post-Apocalyptic Sci-Fi
About The Book

On a dangerous run to scavenge supplies from a remote excavation site in the Meza Ruins, Azubuike and his friends encounter a unique piece of technology left by their ancestors. Once exposed to the device, Azubuike’s reality is altered in ways that could unravel his mind. The team has no way of knowing the danger—or benefit—posed by this ancient technology which triggered a series of events forever changing Azubuike and his friends. Has he unlocked the secret to end the alien occupation of his world or will this device result in the extinction of his people?
The Bennu Project is a genre-defying novel with the suspense of mystery, metaphors of science fiction and accuracy of historical relevance depicting the rise-and-fall of several Nile Valley civilizations.
About The Author

Fed up with the stereotypical caricatures used to falsely portray the Black culture, Tyrone Givens is committed to creating heroes and heroines as positive images for our children. To reverse the less-than-flattering qualities that diminish self-esteem, self-worth and cultural value, this master storyteller entertains readers with science fiction plots infused with historical facts often omitted from school curriculums.

Givens, a homeschool educator whose high school-aged children are attending college, is a multi-lingual, federally-licensed airplane pilot. The Bennu Project is the culmination of his passions: empowering Black children, accurate depiction of our history and rebuilding our community.

Connect Socially

InstaGram: @thebennuproject

Buy Links

Tour hosted by WNL Book Tours

Character Interview

  1. Please tell the readers about the main characters?
  • Roha: One of the heroines of The Bennu Project and the central character of the subsequent trilogy. She fights to defend the entirety of the Meroan people and their republic.
  • Azubuike: One of the heroes in The Bennu Project and the initial protagonist to whom the reader is introduced. He fights to protect his immediate family and for a chance to rebuild the destroyed culture of his ancestors.
  • Seba: Younger blood brother of Azubuike. After having been exposed to The Bennu Project, he becomes an exceptional engineer and researcher.
  • Ayoka: Younger sister of Azubuike with a withdrawn personality. She is the ultimate lone wolf with a guarded persona. Her skills in sharp shooting and infiltration are more than useful to the resistance.
  • The Kandake: Leader of the current rebellion, The Kandake is an invaluable character. She held the people together during decades of oppression. She was born into royalty, although the authority of her crown has long been unseated. Her power and legitimacy rest on her ability to fight a guerilla war by any means necessary.
  • Ime: The wearer of many hats, Ime is a senior advisor to The Kandake. With no official rank or title, Ime is known for his involvement with the Isoba, an elite infiltration and subversion unit in service to The Kandake. His life before the rebellion is a mystery and speculations come only from second-hand observation of his involvement.
  • Themba: The right hand and senior general serving The Kandake. Themba is responsible for training, supervising and organizing the main fighting force. He also provides The Kandake with much-needed tactical perspectives, evaluations and counsel that can only come from battle-hardened soldiers.
  • Major Wynch: An agent of his people, will do anything to prevent Roha and Azubuike from getting the information they need to upset the status quo.


  1. What is the conflict in The Bennu Project?

The conflict centers on Roha and Azubuike et al as they try to free their planet from domination by invaders and occupiers. Their main opponent is Major Wynch.


  1. Which characters are you most like?

I incorporated a bit of myself in all of them, especially the aspect of trying to acquire more knowledge of themselves and their ancestors.


  1. Take us inside The Bennu Project. What are two major events taking place?

The first major event is the accidental discovery of an ancient secret lab by Azubuike and his friends. This pivotal scene shapes the book’s plot and sets a series of events in motion. The second defining moment is when they decide what to do with the newfound information.


  1. Are your characters from the portrayal of real people?

The Kandake’s likeness was modeled after Njinga Mbande, a 17th-century queen of the Ndongo and Matamba Kingdoms of the Mbundu people in Angola, and one of my personal heroes.


  1. Describe each character in three words?

Roha: duty, sacrifice, leadership

Azubuike: brave, open-minded, eager

Seba: inquisitive, rational, logical

Ayoka: cold, calm, withdrawn

Ime: mysterious, quiet, secretive

The Kandake: powerful, influential, leadership

Themba: honorable, respect, duty

Oya: mechanical, distanced, logical

Wynch: relentless, antagonistic, manipulative


  1. If your book became a movie, who would play the characters?

The cast of the upcoming Black Panther Movie!


  1. How do you see yourself in your characters’ story, if at all?

I would be one of the people with the goal to rebuild the lost culture and society after the war had been won and the invasion ended.

Write Stuff Throwback Tuesday — More Than the Madness

Talking about mental illness is a passion of mine. It’s my desire to always highlight issues like this so others would know they are not alone. One in four people in the world will be affected by mental or neurological disorders at some point in their lives. My guest happened to be a good author friend of mine, John Kaniecki. As a pastor, husband, and someone who suffers from bipolar disorder, I’m always excited to have him on the show.  He talks about his book, More than the Madness 

51hKLmx4j0LThere is MORE than the MADNESS

This book gives readers a glimpse into the life of someone living with bipolar disorder. It’s not a clinical book filled with facts and figures, but a book of humanity.

Spanning childhood to early adult, through stories of abuse, being bullied, experimentation with drugs and alcohol, inpatient stays on psych wards, a night in jail, his college days in the fraternity, hitchhiking across America, and his time in a third world country, John gives the reader a personal and up-close look into his life as a manic depressive. The stories are sad, shocking, and at times funny as he shares his antics while at his most manic and delusional.

Throughout his journey, John also struggles with his faith in God. More than the Madness is a testament of one man’s journey to grow closer to God while gaining a better understanding of himself.

John wrote his story to help educate others on mental illness and remove some of the stigma associated with it. It is his hope that readers will get to know the person behind the diagnosis; take away the labels and meet someone’s son, friend, and husband. See that there is More Than the Madness

More Than The Madness