Tonight on the Write Stuff — Apocalypse TV with Thomas Allbaugh

Thomas AlbaughQUESTION REALITY

When a reality TV scout “discovers” Walter in a diner near the hospice where his father has been placed, his life has reached a low point. His father is dying, his college teaching career is under threat, and his life is adrift. The scout wants him for a reality show about religion. In a more self-assured period of his life, Walter would have rejected her questionable offer outright, but now he wavers and allows himself to be drawn in. Maybe this is the jolt of energy his life needs. Maybe, if the show succeeds, his university will be so impressed that they’ll finally treat him with respect. Maybe the show will even be what the producers promise it will be, a serious inquiry into faith. Maybe he’ll become famous.

The show brings Walter attention, but for all the wrong reasons. He is misquoted, misinterpreted, misunderstood, and then shot after he has been dragged across the country in an increasingly frustrating and absurd series of challenges. Will his career and reputation survive the public protests? Will his marriage survive the hints of affairs on the road? Will any kind of “reality” emerge to restore his self-respect?

Call in and talk with my guest co-host Thomas Albaugh and myself! 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/10413475.


Author picThomas Allbaugh is an associate professor of English at Azusa Pacific University. He has been writing since the fourth grade, when his teacher allowed satire in their “What I Want for Christmas” stories. Later, after winning a short story contest in the eighth grade, and being accused of plagiarism in the ninth grade, because, his teacher said, “You can’t write that well,” he began to read seriously every afternoon in the library during study hall and found he enjoyed everything from science fiction to realistic fiction. Convinced now that writing is not just creating products, but more importantly an active way to reflect, discover new ideas, and process the world, he has managed to publish short fiction, essays, and poetry in a number of small journals. APOCALYPSE TV is his first novel, though he has also published a textbook for first-year writing, called PRETEXTS FOR WRITING.

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Tonight on Write Stuff — Pay for My Sin with Iryna Combs

51G21YyKTTL._SY346_Maria is a Christian woman with one purpose – save her corrupt family from eternal death. As the apocalypse rages around her, she makes an unlikely friendship with one lost soul and the two women flee into the southern wilderness. Forced to take shelter in a long-forgotten church, they fight to survive as all hell breaks loose outside.

Trapped inside a long-foretold prophecy, demonic horse-men and soul-seekers roam the fire-ravaged world haunting and seeking out Maria who must learn to trust no one. As the angels watch on, will she survive Lucifer’s army of the damned, keep her only friend safe and repay the debts of sin?

Join in the discussion with my guest co-host and contributor Iryna Combs. 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/10289321.


51Otfl5RZCL._UX250_Originally from the Ukraine, Iryna K Combs is still considered as a new face to America. Speaking three languages including English, that became just as natural as her native Russian. She grew up in a town on the south of Ukraine doing the same things other kids her age did. Dreaming, hoping and wishing. Growing up, she spoke absolutely no English and never even saw herself somewhere abroad. Nevertheless, writing a novel in another language! She was simply never interested in literature and was not an avid reader.
Iryna went to the local school that brought mostly negative experience in her life. But it shaped her throughout the years. Her college life was much better. She is a holder of bachelor degree in finances. Iryna also studied some psychology and self-studied body language.
In her first year of college she met her future husband online. When she finally got her fiancée visa, they both moved to the states, where soon after, got married. Iryna traveled to most of the Europe, Egypt, and Bahamas and still wishes to see more countries.
Iryna is an ex-model. In the first few years living in the states she did some modeling and acting. Photo-shoots, run-way and photo in the magazine fulfilled her childhood’s dream. A few years later she became a mother of a wonderful and most handsome little boy. Along with learning and experiencing motherhood, Iryna began to make hand-made jewelry and organic soaps. This hobby turned into her small business and became bigger than she thought it would.
In the last year Mrs. Combs discovered: “an author lives inside me”. Never did she think that she would write an English book and that she would love doing it. But she did! And yes, she loved it!
Amazon bestseller in all of its categories “Black Wings” was written by her dream that she saw many months before she actually began writing. The novel was accepted by a romance publisher only two months after she was done writing. Once her book was published, the publisher closed down and Iryna quickly found a new home for her debut. Being released on October 23rd, 2015 her novel rapidly gathered many editorial, professional and customer reviews. Only five months after release “Black Wings” became an amazon bestseller in all of its categories and stayed a bestseller for a week.
Iryna is planning on sequel as she says: “I have so many people asking for sequel that it practically inspired me to write one.” While she is leaving sequel for the end of the year of 2016, she is currently working on her next creation, realistic Biblical fiction.
Combs loves nature, going out with her family, gardening and cooking. She also plans to write her own cook book in the near future. Iryna is working on becoming a certified interpreter in English-Russian. She loves meeting new people and gets shy when given compliments. Combs loves to learn new things and thinks it is good to know everything since we never know what we might have to be doing. Iryna, age 28, is a proud Christian and loves learning more about her religion.
For more about Iryna K Combs and her novel Black Wings visit her website: http://ireneangel333.wix.com/blackwing

NEW RELEASE! — Java Blend by Parker J. Cole 99 CENTS FOR A LIMITED TIME

Kwasi Obrien can’t take his eyes off the luscious dark chocolate beauty that walks into the Java Cupid. He’s smitten until he realizes she’s his childhood best friend and the woman who almost caused his murder twenty years ago. While she’s the source of his bitterness she’s also the cause of his unfulfilled desires and need.

Gretchen Ozinga is attracted to the handsome albino hottie she meets in the Java Cupid coffee shop until she recognizes he’s the man she almost got killed. She seizes the opportunity to make amends. Though she longs for his forgiveness, even more than that, she craves his passion and something more. Mysterious messages on their coffee cups locks Gretchen and Kwasi in an awkward dance of unresolved heartache, painful memories, and a growing chance at love and happiness.

Unknown to both, a specter from their past is hunting them, ravenous with the dark desire to finish what was started long ago.
Can the Java Cupid’s message be enough to blend them into something new? Or will their invisible assailant’s hunger for revenge be satisfied?

The answers are found only in Java Blend.

Tonight on the Write Stuff — Medieval Mars with Travis Perry — *REBROADCAST*

marsA future terraformed Mars, where civilization crashed back into a Medieval Era. Christian Knights called “riders” patrol the Pilgrim Road from Olympus to New San Diego, on the Chryse Sea. The technological past is known as the “Age of Magic” and only a handful of people understand how the remaining ancient devices really work. Lighter gravity in dense air makes flying dragons and bird riders a reality; alloys of the past make “magic” swords; and masters of ancient knowledge wield wizard-like power.

Nine authors spin tales in this unique story world, one which combines elements of science fiction and high fantasy.

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.


travis-perryTravis Perry was born in Montana in 1968 and raised in that state. The Crystal Portal, published in 2011, was his first novel. He also contributed to the short story collections Stories From a Soldiers Heart, Aquasynthesis, Aquasynthesis Again, Avenir Eclectia Volume 1, Colony Zero, No Revolution Too Big, Medieval Mars, and Avatars of Web Surfer. An Army Reserve officer who deployed for the Gulf War and later to Iraq, Afghanistan, and Africa, his writing reflects his lifelong interest in science fiction and fantasy, his strong Christian beliefs, and his knowledge of modern warfare

jimsThe last three years have not been drama-free for Anaya Patterson, despite the fact that she moved back in with her father after dropping out of college. Now in a relationship with a married man nearly twice her age, Anaya finds herself the talk of her small hometown as she relishes in the expensive gifts her boyfriend provides, including a luxury condo, expensive clothes, exotic vacations, and a customized Ford Mustang.

Anaya’s confidence and sense of security are overtaken by fear when her father passes away suddenly and her boyfriend dumps her once she decides not to abort their child. Now completely alone, pregnant, and broke, Anaya is forced to lean on the people she has resented the most her entire life, the members of First Bethany Christian Church.

To Anaya’s surprise, she is embraced with loving arms by her childhood church family, who is more than happy to help her in any way they can, including the pastor’s youngest son, Julian, whom Anaya hasn’t seen in over ten years. The two quickly find a connection, but their future happiness is threatened once secrets about Anaya’s past are exposed. Will new love prove strong enough to withstand the tribulation of scandal, or will backlash from those who don’t approve keep them apart?

Join LaShanda Michelle and I as we talk about Christian ficiton with a kick of reality. 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.


lmLaShanda Michelle is a best-selling novelist, a playwright, and an inspirational speaker. She has published several novels and short stories. All of her work has received favorable literary reviews.

Before launching her writing career, LaShanda spent her younger years in Huntsville, Texas, where she was born and raised. After high school she studied journalism at Sam Houston State University before enlisting in the United States Air Force.

Most recently she has developed presentations that focus on biblical teachings concerning love and relationships. She currently lives in Virginia Beach, VA with her husband, Vincent, and is working on her eighth novel.

Tonight on Write Stuff — Amish Vampires in Space

51bzwnmlwlJebediah has a secret that will change his world forever and send his people into space.

The Amish world of Alabaster calls upon an ancient promise to escape destruction. Then end up on a cargo ship bound for the stars.

But they are not the only cargo on board. Some of it is alive…or used to be.

Now, with vampires taking over and closing in on the Amish refugees, these simple believers must decide whether their faith depends upon their honored traditions or something even older.

Join Kerry Nietz and I as we talk about his book that flooded the industry. 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, you can click on the link here.

 

ABOUT THE AUTHOR

71vd27gppvl-_ux250_Kerry Nietz is a refugee of the software industry. He spent more than a decade of his life flipping bits, first as one of the principal developers of the database product FoxPro for the now mythical Fox Software, and then as one of Bill Gates’s minions at Microsoft. He is a husband, a father, a technophile and a movie buff. He is the author of several award-winning novels, including A Star Curiously Singing, Freeheads, and Amish Vampires in Space

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Write Stuff Author Spotlight — Loyal by Yasmin Shiraz


Virtual Book Tour,  Loyal, a Young Adult Novel

Releasing August 30, 2016

About The Author

Yasmin Shiraz is an author, filmmaker, speaker and activist. She uses her passion for life to fuel her books, documentaries, speaking engagements and social activities. She’s spoken at over 100 colleges, universities, middle schools and high schools as well as non-profit organizations. 

She’s an award winning Writer/ Director and enjoys producing work on youth and community issues. By day, she’s the President of Still Eye Rise Media and runs the Yasmin Shiraz website.


About The Book
When a teen girl discovers her brother has been shot, she learns about firsthand about loyalty. Should her brother be more loyal to her or the gang members he’s so eager to impress?



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