3rd Year Celebration of the Write Stuff — TONIGHT!

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Can you believe that it’s been three years already? We’ve been together for some time and I’m glad to use this opportunity to celebrate with me. Thank God for everything He’s done in blessing this show to reach out to readers and authors worldwide and give you great books, great authors, and reads.

Call in to celebrate with me and Rachel Rossano, the very first guest on this show as we look forward and look back. You can call in at 646-668-8485, press 1 to be live on air. Or, you can download Stitcher on your mobile device. Or, click on the link here. http://tobtr.com/9074423. It’s time to celebrate!


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It’s really a shock to me that I would write Christian fiction. Really it is.  I didn’t know Christian fiction existed until about 2000 or so when I happened across a store called Family Christian Stores. I went in there and saw all of these lovely books and was hooked.

My earliest memories are of books and writing. I always knew this is what I would do. I just never thought I’d be a Christian writer or a writer who is Christian.  I grew up reading Stephen King and then when I was fourteen, I discovered my first Harlequin book under my cousin’s bed that summer and got hooked onto romance. So my first loves are horror and romance. Go figure.

When I began to take my writing seriously, I had been let go at my job back in 2010.  Now I had time on my hands. I saw the computer with my manuscript I’d let linger for ten years from the time I was 18 years old and I decided to get in published no matter what. My first book, Dark Cherub, can be classified as Christian horror. (Thanks Stevie!)  It changed everything for me. I mean, everything. I worked on my first romance series, called Sins of the Flesh and that also changed things for me. I started to do podcasting, and now I am the owner of the new PJC Media, an online broadcasting company.  Yet the love of the written word is still in my veins.

I host Christian authors worldwide on my shows.  Been doing it for three years. Over the years, I’ve become something of  diplomat. The body of Christ is already so divided by denominations and the like. I don’t want to add to that unnecessarily. I don’t mind standing up for core biblical truths but when it comes to secondary, non-essentials, I don’t get too worked up over it.

I love helping Christian authors get the word out about their works. If you want to be showcased on my show, simply email me at writestuffradio at gmail dot com. I’d be glad to have you.

 

Parker J. Cole Featured in UK’s Biggest Gospel Magazine — Keep the Faith

Thanks to the great people at Keeping the Faith for featuring me in their issue celebrating women for March’s #International #Women’s #Month.

Enjoy an excerpt below and then click on the link to view the whole article.


 

Keep the FaithKTF: What made you get into writing?

PJC: Stephen King, when he was asked a similar question said, “What makes you think I had a choice?” In the same vein, without the creepy, intense eye stare Stephen King would probably give, I feel the same way. There wasn’t a time in my life where writing wasn’t a part of it. I didn’t go into writing; I was born with ink in my blood. It was something I was crafted to do by the Author and Finisher of my entire existence.

KTF: What type of books do you write?

PJC: My books are edgy Christian romances and speculative fiction. I’m still feeling my way around the speculative fiction world, because it requires a different set of writing muscles in the grey matter mass encased in my skull, but I tend not to back down from a challenge when it comes to writing.

KTF: Now for the hard-hitting question: Have you ever experienced racism within the publishing industry? If you have, what have you done to overcome it?

PJC: Hit me hard (she laughs). Racism is such a huge card to throw around, especially in the US, where racial tensions fluctuate like underwater currents. At the same time, racism is also the bane and bone of the country. It’s a complex issue and it’s hard to grasp all the various intricacies involved. Suffice to say, I’ve experienced “bias” in the publishing industry, particularly in the faith-based markets.

For the rest of the article, click here or view here.

Looking Back — Fourteen 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.

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Harsh was my guest for this show and I was so glad to be able to bring his insights on the show. With as many enterprises he’s had, his best advice was to Fire Your Mentor. When you listen to show, you’ll notice he’s on his phone talking to me at 4am Wednesday while it was 7pm Tuesday for me.  He gave a lot of good advice for authors and I hope to have him back real soon!

Yes, this is his Twitter picture!This wasn’t my first guest I’ve had overseas. My very first one is a good friend of mine and he’s been on the show several times.  As 2016 approaches, I am already reaching out to authors overseas to see if they’ll be interested.  There should be no boundary for Christian authors to reach an audience around the world.

 

 

Looking Back — Twenty 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.


TALKING TOO FAST

roadrunnerI get excited way too easily. I cry just as easily too.  I’m easily amused by slap stick comedy or a lame joke. I’ve used the word ‘easily’ too many times.

At any rate, when I do get excited about a topic, I tend to talk fast. Outside the show, I talk fast anyway but nowadays I try to take my time and speak. Sometimes it works, sometimes the guest says, “What did you say?” I hope I’ve learned to slow down over time.


 

On my show about God’s Stepchildren, I know I talked a mile a minute. I’m not an alien proponent but I am a Trekkie so the possibility of ET doesn’t bother me. But this the stuff of spec fiction writers! There are a few times, if you get a chance to listen to it, that you’ll hear be flipping over my words and at times just plain incoherent.  But bear with me, I learn over time!

09cc0c6772a6fc440b1513aa69232250Roystunn Pruitt was my guest this day.  He’s gifted and a wonderful friend. Check out his book and show my friend some love!

 

Tonight on the Write Stuff — Indie Publishing for Christian Authors with Samantha Fury

I’ve saturated myself in the indie and trad publishing industry for the last three years or so now but there’s always something new happening. Every day, Christians feel to call to write their story and reach the world with a message of Christ. Whether it’s for enjoyment, to edify, to teach, or even rebuke, indie publishing a popular choice for many believers to take their word to world.

If you’re feeling the call and want some help, join me for tonight’s discussion with Samantha Fury, founder of the Christian Indie Authors Network as she updates us about indie publishing, her works, and more. You can call in at 646-595-2083, press 1 to be live on air. Or you can click on the ink here: http://tobtr.com/7979755  Or, you can download the WLUV radio mobile app. Tune In!

ABOUT THE AUTHOR

1377275659Samantha Fury loves to write, and she hopes to have more books out there soon. If you’re interested in Christian Mystery Romance check out her Street Justice Series.  If you like to read Romance with Christian themes check out her books under Samantha Lovern. 

Samantha was born in Kentucky, the daughter of a coal miner & his loving homemaker. She is an only child so she spent many hours using her imagination to keep her busy. She graduated in 1984, got married in 1986 and began what she calls her ‘life on the road.’

Samantha spent over eighteen years traveling with her husband through 48 states & Canada. This gave her lots of experience for the backgrounds of her Novels. These days she spends her time tending to her dogs, Jack, Max, Socks, and writing/working on several forums, websites, and author groups.

Samantha calls her genre, Life Fiction. Many think Samantha writes only romance, and though her novels contain romance they do not center on that alone. Her novels show real life struggles, a little detective work, and humor when at all possible.

Tonight on the Write Stuff — Fire Your Mentor: Tips for Self Published Authors with Harshajyoti Das

Indie authors know how difficult it is to get their works out there, find places to market your book, and a plethora of issues about marketing. On this episode of the Write Stuff we’ll be chatting with Harshajyoti Das, internet marketer and author to provide us with tips, share his experiences, and answer your questions.

Harshajyoti Das is an Authors, Entrepreneur, and the CEO at Munmi IT Solutions LLP (a Facebook re-targeting company). He has written 6 back-to-back bestsellers and is currently writing 3 more books. He has 7 years of experience as an internet marketer and has consulted over 1000 businesses since 2010.
Tune in by calling 646-595-2083, press 1 to be live on air. Or, you can download the WLUV radio mobile app.

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Harshajyoti Das is an Authors, Entrepreneur, and the CEO at Munmi IT Solutions LLP (a Facebook re-targeting company). He has written 6 back-to-back bestsellers and is currently writing 3 more books. He is available for talks, workshops, and interviews. He is also the founder of FireYourMentor.com (a platform for self-published authors).

He is currently writing, The Art Of Book Marketing For Self-Published Authors. Apply to become a beta reader at http://Book-Marketing.org

He has 7 years of experience as an internet marketer and has consulted over 1000 businesses since 2010.

He is known as ‘jr_sci’ in many Internet marketing forums. He is 24 years old. Traveling is his hobby and writing is his passion. One of his many goals is to visit each and every major city and tourist destination in the world, before he is 30 years old. He has published his first book when he was 23 years old.

He started his career at the age of 17 (2007) when he was still in high school. He started off as a forum poster (people used to hire him to build their forums). He was paid $0.01 (50 paisa) for one post. He was happy with his earnings, regardless of the fact that he used to earn just $5 per month (Rs 300). His parents gave him $10 per month as pocket money and it was enough money for his daily expenses.

He continued to work as a forum poster and then as an article writer till he reached college in 2010. His earnings went up to $50 per month. He was able to pay for his accommodation with his own money. (it was a 10×10 room on the roof of a building). He self-financed his college education.

Things changed drastically in 2010. He was working as a forum moderator/poster for 2 Internet Marketing and Web development forums. He was also trying to expand his knowledge about SEO and internet marketing. He got an offer from one forum owner to work as a ‘Full Time Moderator’ in the ‘SEO section’ of his forum for a fixed pay of $500/month. He was immensely excited to hear the news but unfortunately after two days, he got a call saying that there were no longer interested in hiring him. He was heart-broken at that time. He felt as if his dreams were shattered. It was obvious for a guy who used to earn $50/month ! During that time, he also tried to for a job interview in a call center as a customer care executive for Apple’s ipod mini but he was rejected for his poor English speaking skills. He never tried for another job interview after that.

He bucked up and pulled himself together to embark on a new journey. He went back to being a forum poster earning $50/month but by then he has already started exploring more blogs on SEO. He forced himself to learn SEO profoundly and kept a track record of the every-changing ‘Google Algorithms’. He got my first client by the end of 2010. He started reading tons of books, articles, blogs and magazines to improve his English.

Since then, he has tried opening numerous small time ventures. The most recent one was a software company that failed miserably and he lost tons of money along with it. He is happy that he had the opportunity to learn from them.

He got married at the age of 21 in year 2011. He is currently living in Bangalore, India with his wife.

In year 2013, he started his Facebook re-targeting company, ‘Munmi IT Solutions LLP’. In the very same year, he published his first book at the age of 23. He has published 3 more books in 2014 and is currently writing his 5th book. His next goal is to write at least ten books every year.

2015 Publishing Industry Forecast with Joey Pinkney

Do you plan to write a book this year? Good for you! I want to be able to give you information that will help you along the way.

As a fellow writer, I understand the need to be up to date about what’s going on in the publishing world. What are some of the trends we can expect? How will the indie author movement continue to evolve the industry? What writers do to become more visible? These are just some of the thing we will be discussing on this episode of the Write Stuff with Joey Pinkney.

You can call in at 646-595-2083, press 1 to be live on air. Or you can download the WLUV Radio mobile app. Any way you can, join us!

8831_1158112086513_1139224_nHello. My name is Joey Pinkney, and I write and maintain JoeyPinkney.comto feature book reviews and author interviews. My goal is to give authors extra exposure. I started JoeyPinkney.com on June 2006 to do something constructive with my obsession with the internet. At first, I used my site as a vehicle to write about things such as weight loss and acne prevention, among other things. My site has slowly transitioned into what you see now – strictly about books and authors.

I use this website in conjunction with social media websites to spread the word about different authors and books that I come into contact with. This is a perfect way to have a central place to see the various authors and books that are available while also using the power of Web2.0 to generate a global level of exposure.

The JoeyPinkney.com “5 Minutes, 5 Questions With…” Author Interview Series has been a labor of love. This series has featured self-published authors and authors from the major publishing houses, virtually unknown authors to Essence and/or New York Times Best Sellers, male and female,urban lit to science fiction to nonfiction to poetry.

The “5 Minutes, 5 Questions With…” author interview series gives the authors a chance to explain their book from their perspective. The reader gets a behind-the-scene look at what it took to make the book what it is. What used to be a primarily African-American vehicle for literary promotions now includes authors from Canada, the U.K., Ireland and even Australia! I look forward to featuring more authors from more countries in the future.