Tonight on the Write Stuff — The Tremblers with Raquel Byrnes

51DfFfvR7EL (1)Charlotte Blackburn—Beautiful, intelligent, a gifted tinkerer—lives in a cloistered world of wealth and privilege beneath the Electric Tesla Dome that shields survivors of The Great Calamity. But when her father is abducted, and a strange sickness starts transforming men into vicious monsters, she discovers that technology is no protection at all.

Ashton Wells has a dire mission: Secure Colonel Blackburn and deliver his research to The Order of the Sword and Scroll. But the plan goes awry, and he is left with nothing but the colonel’s daughter who has a target on her back and is willing stop at nothing to rescue her father—including handing over to the enemy the only means to stop the monstrous plague.

Branded as traitors, Ashton and Charlotte brave the treacherous floating sky ports of Outer City to hunt down the elusive inventor who is the only person able to activate the strange device that harbors the secret to their salvation.

With the government closing in, a rebellion brewing in the streets, and terrifying Tremblers attacking the innocent, the two must work together to stop their fragile world from crumbling once more into destruction.

Join me as I talk with author Raquel Byrnes and her new book at 7 pm Eastern time. You can 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:http://tobtr.com/10607511


authorpictureRaquel writes across several genres including YA Steampunk, Gothic Mystery, and Suspense. Always looking for another adventure in which to partake she is never seen without her notebook.

As a teen she couldn’t get enough Bradbury, Asimov, Poe, or Matheson. They informed her love of science fiction, mystery and thrillers. After finishing school, marrying and starting a family, Raquel realized she’d fallen away from her love of the written word. She began in earnest in 2000 to hone her craft and connect with other authors and book lovers.

She connected with an agent and after signing with him, sold two series. One, a suspense series that also sold into foreign translation, and the other a dark gothic mystery.

Currently writing  YA Steampunk and Fantasy series, she endeavors to bring the same edgy characters and thrilling pace to those projects.

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In the Beginning God Created — The Parker J Cole Show

Parker J Cole Banner“If it could be demonstrated that any complex organ existed, which could not possibly have been formed by numerous, successive, slight modifications, my theory would absolutely break down. But I can find no such case.” Charles Darwin, The Origin of Species

When I entered the world of apologetics after being challenged by an atheist some years ago now, I entered into the debate of creation vs. evolution. I ate up every single book I could find on the subject. At first, it was just the broader topics and areas of creation vs. evolution. Then as I became more familiar with terms and the arguments, I began to focus on the creation aspect of the discussion. And then it hit me — the philosophical implications of the times words of the those “In the beginning, God created…”

Those words span the purpose for our reason for being.

Join me as I talk with Tim Chafey, author, apologist, and content manager of the Ark Encounter and Creation Museum. You can call in at 646-668-8485, press 1 to be live on air. Or, download Stitcher on your mobile device. Click on the link here: http://tobtr.com/10605061.

Tonight on the Write Stuff –The Gevaudan Project with A. K. Preston

the-gevaudan-project.jpgSomething has been unleashed…

A team of naturalists find themselves facing a nightmare beyond anything they have ever known – and the product of unspeakable evil.

Philip Caster, a former Green Beret now working as a zoologist, leads an international team in Indonesia whose revolutionary new program may spell salvation for the endangered Sumatran tiger. They will release six artificially-conceived tiger cubs into the wild, accompanied by their surrogate mothers. The effort will prove the feasibility of in vitro breeding as a new tool against extinction. But its success is overshadowed by the sudden emergence of a horror beyond reckoning. Something has been unleashed in the forests of Sumatra. A life-form never meant to walk the earth. One that seeks humanity as its only prey.

As death unfolds around them, Caster and his circle of friends must uncover the truth behind an abomination: the instrument of dark and all-too-human forces pursuing a twisted ideological vision. Their creation has killed already – and their plans will consume millions more.

Join me as I chat with A. K. Preston about his upcoming release.  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: http://tobtr.com/10558875

A Heart Can Be Broken — The Parker J Cole Show

Parker J Cole BannerSome time ago, I experienced the loss of a very close friendship. Circumstances had caused friction and thus, the split. I remember to this day the physical sensations which had assaulted me.  I couldn’t quite catch my breath. My vocal cords tightened so much I had a hard time swallowing. In the center of my chest, I felt a peculiar ache. It’s hard to describe it exactly so forgive me if I sound a bit melodramatic  — a pain that did not sting, a cut that did not burn, but a hurt that burrowed inside of me. When I discussed this in one of my writer groups, after all, the physical abnormalities lasted for a couple of days, a mental health professional told me, “It sounds like you had a traumatic event which may very well be a broken heart. ”

A broken heart. As authors, we use the words to describe a character’s plight but perhaps we forget that our stories are ripped out of the pages of real life.

The words of Tina Turner’s “What’s Love Got to Do with It?” ask a question about why fall in in love when a heart can be broken? In fact, she says, “Who needs a heart when a heart can be broken?”

Join me as we continue part 2 of our discussion with Steven Menking from the Amateur Society. You can listen in at 646-668-8485, press 1 to be live on air. Or, download Stitcher on your mobile device. Follow us on iTunes. Click on the link here: http://tobtr.com/s/10585025

A Second Hand Emotion — The Parker J Cole Show

13734981_1096360760419485_9021112629149595382_oWho can forget the iconic song by Tina Turner who asks a question, “What’s love got to do with it? What’s love but a second-hand emotion.”

Of course, my fondest memory is of Angela Bassett portraying the famous rock star singing this song in the movie of the same title. After all the events portrayed in the movie, the movie ends with her asking the very question of what does love have to do with anything? I love the beat and rhythm of this song but I have to wonder if love is a second-hand emotion? Is it something borrowed from the intensity of physical attraction or sexual urges? Is love a leftover from evolutionary processes of survival?

In today’s society, love or the idea of love has been used to protect the guilty, to hurt the innocent, to manipulate, to control, to suppress — at least that’s what it seems like. So, when Tina Turner sings: “Who needs a heart when a heart can be broken” do we simply do away with this second-hand emotion?

Join me for the discussion as I talked with Steven Menking from the Amateur Society in this first of a two-part conversation.  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: http://tobtr.com/10569759.

Tonight on the Write Stuff — From Plot to Finish with N. A. Cauldron

Most of us want to write that book for the New Year. 2018 — the year of the new author. Whether memoir, fiction, or some other work, you’re going to write that book!

But, where do you start? How do you get from Point A, to B, to C. and so on until the end? What’s the best way to begin? How do combine your thoughts together to complete your book?

Join me as I talk with guest co-host and contributor, N. A. Cauldron as we discuss from Plot to Finish. Plotting your way to finish your story using two very popular methods. If you want to give us a story idea to help you plot, call in at 646-668-8485, press 1 to be live on air. Or, download Stitcher on your mobile device. Follow us on iTunes and Spreaker. Click on the link here:  http://tobtr.com/10549911.

Tips for Reaching Our Youth — The Parker J Cole Show

Answers in Genesis, a creation science organization, put out a book/report called ‘Already Gone’. The perceived consensus at the time was that children of faith lose their faith when they reach high school or college.

The report showed it was younger than that — approximately by middle school a child begins to lose their faith. Those kinds of fact and statistics are sobering. Perhaps grim.

So how can we reach our children with the message of our faith, questions about God, life, good, evil, pain, suffering, sexuality, and more? How can we get them to talk to us?

Join me as I walk with Victoria Sheffield, director Jerusalem Kidz and host of Kingdom Marriage Show as we discuss the tips to reach our youth. You can call in at 646-668-8485, press 1 to be live on air. Or, download Stitcher on your mobile device. Follow us on iTunes and Spreaker. Or click on the link here:  http://tobtr.com/10549815.