Tonight on the Write Stuff — Child of Dust from Shoba Sadler

If you loved the movie LION starring Dev Patel and Nicole Kidman, you will be touched by what Amerasian Bryan Nguyen had to endure as a child.

Beautiful but spoilt Vietnamese socialite, Cao Kim Lye, learns of her parents shocking death from the dashing Amerasian family chauffeur, Bryan Nguyen.Kim steps out of a world of crystal and chandelier to enter the dust and chaos of working-class Hanoi. She finds herself living under the roof of a shop cum living quarters with Bryan and his adoptive family.
Ever conscious of the privileged class, Kim struggles against the emotional ties she forms towards Bryan, the reluctant saviour, who considers her an unnecessary hitch to his already complicated life.
He still bears the scars of abandonment by his mother and his American GI father when U.S. troops pulled out of Vietnam.
Eventually Bryan and Kim’s powerful attraction to each other begins to break down the wall between them.

Join me for this delightful conversation from down under as I talk to Australian author Shoba Sadler. Listen in at 646-668-8485. Or, download Stitcher on your mobile device. Or, click on the link her

 

 


Shoba Sadler has been a freelance journalist for 20 years and founder of Agape magazine in Malaysia. She is a versatile inspirational author who writes in multiple genres. She has pioneered a new genre in inspirational multi-cultural writing with her novel Child of Dust and some of her many award-winning short stories can be read here http://shobasadler.com/free-reads/

Her passion for writing is matched only by her passion for cooking with farm fresh produce. She lives a healthy lifestyle on a farm with her husband, Kevin, a talented musician, who also loves to surf and ski. They grow their own vegetables and fruits and share their home with a multitude of animals and wildlife. They are passionate about buying directly from local farmers who practice organic farming.

Tonight on the Write Stuff — Speculative Faith with E. Stephen Burnett

The New Write Stuff Radio BannerWelcome to a brand new year! It’s 2016 and this is the Write Stuff!

SPECULATIVE FAITH

This year and last year and probably the year before that has been the year of the Geek! Geeks rule! It’s now fashionable to be obsessive about how many decks are on the starship Enterprise, what episode did Dr. Who encounter the Wailing Angels, and who is Wolverine’s stepfather? Dystopian, horror, monster science fiction, fantasy, steampunk, AI stories, and a plethora of other genres have taken the front seat of the mind and our entertainment.

How does all this reflect on the Christian writer or the Christian reader for that matter? With all the speculative fiction out there, is there an ‘appropriate’ way to feel about it? Can a Christian (like me) still profess Christ as Lord and Savior while salivating over the next Alien vs Predator movie? Should a Christian question the possibility of a robot soul? Those “what if” questions — should they be explored?

Join me for this hot of the press episode of the Write Stuff where I talk to author E. Stephen Burnett, speculative fiction extraordinaire and administrator of Speculative Faith. Call in at 646-595-2083, press 1 to be live on air. Or, click on the link here: http://tobtr.com/s/8203371. Tune In!

ABOUT THE CO-HOST

E Stephen BurnettE. Stephen Burnett is editor and writer at Speculative Faith, a web ministry with daily articles, reviews, and a complete library of Christian-authored fantastical fiction novels—all to help fans explore fantastical stories for God’s glory. He is also a staff writer for Christ and Pop Culture, where the Christian faith meets the common knowledge of our age, and a journalist with a dynamic news franchise in Austin, Texas. He lives with with his wife, Lacy, in their Austin-area home.

 

 

 

The Parker J Cole Show — Psychics 2: Messages from Beyond

PARKER J COLE BANNERWith the holiday season in full swing, you may be wondering, why is Parker talking about psychics? Shouldn’t she be focused on…I don’t know…Christmas? Celebrate the birth of Christ, talk about the ‘real reason for the season’. Or wishing your faithful followers a wonderful holiday.

But there’s a method to my madness here. In the past several shows, we’ve focused on dealing with illness, pain and suffering, and grief through the holidays. Yet there is a dark aspect to this and that involves what you do with that pain, especially those of us who are grieving. This conversation is part two of the very popular show, “The Psychics: Can they Help You?” from November. In this discussion we continue our discourse and analysis of the services psychics purport to provide and during holiday blues, we may seek the comfort one of these providers.

With me is returning guest, Marcia Montenego from Christian Answers from the New Age, to touch on this topic. Call in at 646-595-2083, press 1 to be live on air. Or you can click on the link here: http://tobtr.com/8165645 Or, download the WLUV app. Tune in.

Looking Back — Twelve Days of Write Memories

The best gifts are the ones you don’t always see until you look back on them. During the next twenty two days before Christmas, I’m going to look back on the Write Stuff and share some insights I’ve learned over the years. Primarily, I’ll be highlighting some shows but other little tidbits too. This isn’t to say some shows were better than others. Quite the contrary. I’ve loved all my shows the Lord’s blessed me with hosting. But the gift of it is looking back and seeing how far I’ve come.


BIG NAMES

Most authors have someone in the field they admire . Whether it’s someone who writes in the same genre or a different genre, most writers like to emulate their heroes. I’m no different of course.  My show is open to all Christian authors, ‘great’ and ‘small’, well known or not. In my experience, ‘big name’ authors I’ve talked all had to start from somewhere. I now understand big name authors still have the same insecurities, feelings, blocks, and other writer nuances small fry such as I do. Plus, they tend to be pretty much down to earth.

Tosca-Lee-Author-05-210x300Yet, for myself, when I first hosted New York Times Bestselling author Tosca Lee, I about fell through the floor.  The interview came through an online connection of mine and I couldn’t believe it when she said yes. When you hear the interview, you’ll see how nervous I was because I could hardly talk for a moment.  But thank God for my producer who during the break calmed me down a bit. On this show too, I talked to a good friend of mine Melissa Cain Davis who had just published first apologetic’s children’s book. In retrospect, I wonder if I should have just had one co-host on there. I remember Melissa telling me, “You know, I can TOTALLY take a back seat to Tosca Lee.” At the time,  my thought process was that I didn’t want Melissa to think she was ‘less’ and Tosca was ‘more’. But, we can’t go back and change the past.  Our decisions are final once their done. The show went well.


klr_kimroby_biopicThe next time I spoke to a New York Time Bestselling author, it was Kimberla Lawson Roby. Again,  I could barely keep my feet from falling through the ground. This connection was through my producer who knew a woman who used to work for Terry Perry Studios, Letecia Cunningham. On this episode, Letecia and Kimberla both interviewed.  My phone lines were ringing off the hook that day. It was lovely. Plus, it was the same day I’d sign my first contract with my publisher for my book Many Strange Women. You know,  God really does know how to make those moments sweet.  C’mon! What are the odds I’d have my first book contract with a publisher the same day the Lord blessed me to talk with, for a second time, two high profile ladies?  Conspiracy, anyone?


ReShonda-high-res-300x298About two months ago, I had the pleasure of interviewing ReShonda Tates Billingley, another big name I also admire.  This particular show stood out to me because it was the first time I’d reach out to a big name author myself. The first two were from contacts I knew but this was just me  reaching out with numbers and a prayer. Wasn’t I surprised when she said yes? It was a short interview and we packed a lot of information. Plus, I was able to hook in the bit about her book that was turned into a movie on BET.

I leave it with this thought. Some of those mentioned you may know or not know. In my mind, every single guest I’ve had and hope to have in the future are big names to me. It’s always an honor, always a pleasure, always a reward to showcase my fellow authors.

 

Tonight on the Write Stuff — Journey from Erotica to Sweet with Allyson Carter

This show is my opportunity to give someone I care about the chance to let her know how much I appreciate everything she has done for me. We met two years ago now via a Facebook group and my writing career has not been the same since I met her. If you’ve read the Sins of the Flesh series, you’ll see that each book has a dedication to her because she was influential to me in my writing.

Not only that, she made a change from writing in a very popular genre — erotica — to writing sweet and inspirational romances with some hints of spice. It’s hard to change. Most of us know and accept that change can be one of the most difficult things to do. For Allyson Carter, changing over from erotica to sweet was one of the toughest decisions she’s made in her career. The release of her new book, Hearts Undone, is a book born out of that decision and is available now.

Call in at 646-595-2083, press 1 to be live on air. Or, you can click on the link here: http://tobtr.com/7876903 Or, you can download the WLUV Radio mobile app. Tune in!

ABOUT THE BOOK

After a bitter divorce, Shelby Johnson is looking to rebuild a life for her and her daughter, Hannah, while avoiding the thing she mistrusts most: men. Her resolve is tested, however, when her brother’s best friend, Mark moves in across the street and her long-buried feelings for him return. Can she possibly open up her heart again? When someone threatens her life she quickly realizes that her heart isn’t the only thing on the line and she turns to the only man she feels she can trust.

Mark Daniels goes back to his hometown, to solve a crime committed in the military. When he gets caught up in Shelby’s troubles, he knows she needs someone to protect her, but can he be that man? Being around her again is forcing him to face the way he feels and he’d rather not. When his past comes to haunt him, he vows to protect Shelby and her daughter until his last breath.

Through God’s love, Shelby and Hannah snuggle into Mark’s heart. Will there be room for God too?

ABOUT THE AUTHOR

Allyson writes in the Edgy Christian market in the suspense and romance genres. In her books, you’ll find emotionally stirring story lines, as well as suspense with faith mixed in. She resides in Missouri with her loving husband and four wonderful children, and three cats. When not spending time with her family, you can find her knitting, and watching way too many suspense shows and reality TV

Write Stuff Author Spotlight — Love, Defined by Leila Tualla

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Author: Leila Martinez

Book Title: Love, Defined

Paperback: 242 pages

ISBN-10: 1680582313 ISBN-13: 978-1680582314

Publication Date:

August 4, 2015 Genre:Christian YA Romance

About The Book

lovedefinedebook Into their final summer before graduating college, three childhood friends, Alex Makapulo, Lori Hanson, and Andy Taylor had each expected an uncomplicated transition to adulthood. Alex had recently professed her love for Christ and is toying with the idea of leaving the Catholic Church and becoming a member of her best friend, Jack Page’s church. Jack wonders what is keeping Alex from being baptized and fully accepting a new life with Christ. Alex wonders the same thing and believes that she needs to be 100 % in her conviction before fully committing to a new Christian life. Like everyone she has doubts and wants to make sure she’s doing the right thing in her spiritual walk. Her new found beliefs disconnects her from her roommates and while they feel she is intentionally separating herself from them, to Alex, she is trying to figure out what is Christian and what isn’t. For Lori’s twenty-second birthday, her grandfather Pete Hanson presented her with a summer vacation to England. While looking up various tourist spots, she meets and befriends Colin Watson, a British musician, online who then suggest they meet when she lands in London. They hit it off instantly but Pete is angry and believes that she only used him as a means to meet Colin. When he finds out that Lori met Colin online, he forbids Lori from seeing Colin entirely. Lori, who has fallen in love with Colin, is heartbroken. Pete threatens to leave England with Lori’s passport. Colin and Lori try to arrange meetups where they can see each other but Pete catches on. Lori takes this as a sign that it wasn’t meant to be. She unhappily finishes her trip with Pete and goes home vowing not to forgive her grandfather. Andy reconnects with her old crush, Miles Webber and decides she wants a more meaningful relationship with him. She tells Alex about the situation and Alex truthfully tells Andy that Miles only wanted her for sex. This angers Andy and she walks out of the apartment. Andy ends up walking to the coffeehouse and comes up with an idea to throw a surprise birthday party for Alex. She believes that if Alex and Jack were to hook up, the focus would shift from Miles and her. Andy spikes all the drinks for Alex’s party and leaves her friend while she goes in search of Miles. He shows up at the bar with another girl. In an effort to soothe her wounded ego, she goes home with someone else. When she wakes up the next day, she realizes she’s in bed with Alex’s young boss from the coffeehouse, David Roberts, Jr. They return home from their trip with Alex asking Jack to baptize her. Andy confronts David and Lori both forgives and asks for forgiveness from Pete.

 

About The Author

author pic Leila Tualla is a Christian blogger and writer. She blogs at http://www.tuallaleila.blogspot.com and writes about her misadventures in faith, in motherhood, and whatever else inspires her. She holds a membership to the American Christian Fiction Writer. Her current project is a YA Christian Romance.         Social Links: Website: http://tuallaleila.blogspot.com Facebook: http://www.facebook.com/LeilaTuallaM Twitter: http://www.twitter.com/LeilaTualla Buy Links: Amazon: http://amzn.com/1680582313   Barnes and Noble: http://www.barnesandnoble.com/w/love-defined-leila-tualla/1122402464?ean=9781680582314

 

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Tonight on the Write Stuff — God Has Spoken with Theresa A. Campbell

I remember working on an elevator pitch for my VA some time ago. My mentor told me, ‘You have, at most, twenty seconds to grab the person’s attention’. She taught how to make the most of words within that timeframe. In a busy world like ours we barely have time to hear each other speak so when we approach someone to buy our books, invest in our business, or some other venture, we’ve only got a short amount of time to gain each other’s attention.

However, when God speaks, we MUST listen. Stop everything, hold the phone, and listen. Or do we?

After all, how can we now if God has spoken when we’re busy, or our lives are on hold or in turmoil? In those moments do our prayers reach higher than the ceiling or do they disintegrate into the air? How can we know God has really spoken? How do we listen with so much going on?

Join me as I chat with author Theresa Campbell, author of “God Has Spoken” as we discuss this issue. You can call in at 646-595-2083, press 1 to be live on air. Or, you can click on the link here (please put short link here), or download the WLUV radio mobile app. Tune in!

ABOUT THE BOOK

god-spokenAfter finding the biological mother who abandoned her as a baby, learning the identity of her birth father and her biological brother, Dupree is left distraught and betrayed. Like a volcano about to erupt, she vows to have nothing to do with her newly discovered family–so help her God! However, if Dupree’s mother, Tiny, has anything to say about it, Dupree won’t be able to keep that vow.

How does a former teenaged runaway become a wealthy, sophisticated business executive? Tiny’s quest for happiness and independence in Kingston, Jamaica, has taken her on a life-altering journey through hell. After a vicious attack and a serious sickness that leaves her fighting for her life in the hospital, Tiny prays for death . . . but then God speaks. Will she listen to His voice? What exactly is He saying?

THE AUTHOR

11655368_10204757174466139_1659532110_nTheresa A. Campbell is the author of the captivating novels, “Are You There, God?” and “God Has Spoken.” She was born and raised in Jamaica West Indies. She received her bachelor’s degree in business administration from Baruch College, and a master’s degree in business administration from Fairleigh Dickinson University. Theresa has had a deep passion for reading since she was a child. It is her desire to inspire readers by writing stories from the heart to uplift their faith in God. Please visit her at: http://www.theresaaacampbell.com.