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.

 

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PEN AND PAPER: AN INTERVIEW WITH AUTHOR PARKER J. COLE

Check out my interview below with Urban Image Magazine as I talk about writing, dogs, and publishing.


 

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Award winning author Parker J. Cole not only enjoys fascinating her readers with amazingly interesting stories, she also loves hosting her own radio show. The wife and mother of her dog, Sarah, reside in Michigan.  There she knits, cooks, writes and reads other captivating novels.

Jamantha Williams Watson: Welcome Parker. It is a pleasure to have you today as our guest.   As a radio host, entrepreneur and author, you have achieved quite a bit in your career. Please tell us more about yourself.

Parker J. Cole: Thanks first and foremost for allowing me to interview with you today. Officially, I’m the author of the edgy Christian romance Sins of the Flesh series as well as the executive of the new PJC Media Network. I’ve been a host of a couple of years but now I have created my own online broadcasting network which I’m really excited about. As an author, I’m working to produce more books and am branching off into one of my first loves of writing, speculative fiction. I’m doing that as an honor to my grandmother who was the original geek in the family long before anyone else. I can’t tell you how many old sci-fi movies we watched in her room on the weekends. She taught me how to read and write and cultivated a love for reading. That’s the official answer for who I am. Unofficially, as I like to say, I’m a diehard Trekkie (TOS), sci-fi lover, fantasy dweller, romance junkie, anime freak, old movie buff, church-goer, off and on Mountain Dew and marshmallow recovering addict who writes to fill the void the sugar left behind.

Jamantha Williams Watson: Haaaa, and you’re quite a lively personality, I might add. Please tell us, what was the defining moment that catapulted your writing career?

Parker J. Cole: The defining moment was when I lost my job back in 2010. I worked in a high pressure environment for three years. By the time I lost my job, my left eye had started to twitch every day. When I was let go, that very day until now, my left eye hasn’t twitched. Now that I had time at home, I realized that I had my first book still on my computer. I’d spent ten years writing and rewriting this book and it had never seen the light of day. I remember being in my apartment and staring at the screen saying, “No more waiting. This will get published.” I utilized the services of a vanity press (which I would not recommend by the way, looking back) and when my book, “Dark Cherub” was published, I bawled like a baby. No longer was it a dream, this was reality.

For the rest of the interview, click here.

Check out my Sins of the Flesh series! Click on a title below.

Many Strange Women


 

The Other Man

THEN GET READY FOR THE THIRD BOOK IN THE SINS OF THE FLESH SERIES

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Read an excerpt here:

Looking Back — Eighteen 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.


IGNORANCE IS NOT (ALWAYS) AN EXCUSE

confusedThe drama behind this show is intense. It was probably one of the first major screw-ups I’d done when it came to scheduling and making sure one’s P’s & Q’s are taken care of. In this case I hadn’t. The week before, I spoke with my guest’s media rep and had recorded a mini-interview to be played. But not being on point, I forgot to upload it and during the show, it never came up. The media rep was concerned. So then  had to call the guest that I had slotted for the next week and beg, plead and cry that she postpone her interview for another day. She had no problem with that.

Thinking on the topic for this show, I looked for an appropriate picture to caption the show with. I found it and used it in my blog posts. About two months later, I got a strange email with a woman calling for my blood for using her picture.  This was my fiery baptism in looking for images on the Net. I quickly apologized and she threatened me some more about legal actions but I never heard from her again.  However, to this day, I can’t help but think if you didn’t want anyone to use the picture, why did you put it on the Net?  O_o.


New Picture (4)Daddy(less) Little Girls touched on a sensitive topic about fatherhood and the place of fathers in a little girl’s life. I want to thank Lynn Bruce for sharing her story. Check her out and show some love!

 

 

 

Looking Back — Twenty One 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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This picture always creeps me out.

When your mind goes completely blank for a brief second. All the neurons are lit up but nothing is connecting. When this happens, all the neuron cells in the brain sing a beautiful note…

Ummm…

Then your thoughts come together and work toward the common goal of actually articulating what you’re trying to say. Which is all well and good. But then…it happens again. Lit up city…not activity below the surface.


 

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Rachel designed the logo for this show

When I finished my very first show Romantic Love vs Arranged Marriages, I was ecstatic. I’d done it! But throughout the show, my family told me later, I must have said ‘UMMM’ a thousand times. Perhaps I shouldn’t point that. Maybe it would be better if I focus on complete a goal, doing a show, or something like that. But I figure, why not share these things too so if you decide to ever do a show or an interview, you can know this one tip. When the neurons, don’t connect…pause. It’s something I’ve learned over time. I’m sure I still say ‘UMMM’ when I’m the show but it’s something that comes with practice

1016164_10151767064092033_1269827835_nWhat was also good about this show was my first guest Rachel Rossano took a chance on me. She was articulate, sweet, and kind, and ever so nice to me. She’s been with me a few times now and I hope she’ll continue to partner with me.

Here are some of her books and show some love by buying a copy today. You won’t be disappointed.


 

Tonight on the Write Stuff — The 30 Day Novel with Pamela Osborne

Have you ever wanted to write a novel but you felt you didn’t have time? You work, you have family responsibilities, and your time seems to be eaten up by everything you have to do in a day and then rinse and repeat.

I’m here to tell you that YOU CAN write a novel in 30 days! Yes you can! And today we’ll be talking to an accomplished write who wrote her novel in thirty days based on a workshop I did earlier this year.

You’ll get encouragement, tools, techiques, and resources to help you finish your goal of getting that novel out there. That way, you have no excuse. You can do it.

Join me as I chat with Pam Osborne tonight on the show. You can call in at 646-595-2083, press 1 to be live on air. You can click on the link here: http://tobtr.com/s/7806879. Or, you can download the WLUV Radio mobile app. Tune in!

About the Book

51NQ1iasPNL._SX321_BO1,204,203,200_Pamela Osborne’s most recent book: “Dear Lady Leonora: What Should I Do with My Lemon?” is a novel that was written in less than 30 days! It is about an advice columnist who becomes challenged with following her own advice as she ponders the risks of dating her boss. Her family, friends and foe turn to Lady Leonora for advice to get out of trouble, which makes this comedy/drama page/turning exciting. A bonus inspirational section is provided with Q & A of more of Lady Leonora’s Lessons on Life, Living and Love. It asks and answers common relationship challenges that we all have from time to time. This is a great gift to give to yourself and others, as it opens up dialogue on issues we don’t usually talk about.

But that’s not all “Dear Lady Leonora: What Should I Do with My Lemon?” offers. It is a prequel to a screenplay! It sets the stage for Lady Leonora and Gentleman Geffrey to be future love interests. Ever wonder why people behave a certain way? Knowing how they were before they met provides insightful clues. See if you can guess what they are? When Lady Leonora’s Living Room, the sitcom, is produced, you will be way ahead of others on “how did this happen?”


About the Author

Pamela Osborne (3)Attorney Pamela Osborne, through Pavers Publishing®, LLC, provides wholesome media entertainment as the author of over six books and screenplays. She brings a wealth of knowledge as a preacher’s wife, attorney and former social worker. She has authored:

  1. Peace of Mind in 60 Seconds or Less
  2. Symbols and Scriptures of the Christian Faith
  3. 21 Days of Love; (A daily workbook on love)
  4. The Truth Shall Make You Free Devotional
  5. Too Rich to Love (A Romantic Comedy Novel)

Osborne’s mission includes helping others to achieve more efficient and healthy home management skills. She believes there are great mutual benefits between the generations when we work together to help the young adults with home economic needs and the senior citizen with home care needs. Look for her future website, “PaversLiving.com” that expands on this topic. Until then, you can reach her by email at: info@pavershomes.com.  All of her books are in paperback and e-book format which can be found on Amazon.com.

Tonight on the Write Stuff — Amazing Grace with Raelee May Carpenter

“Amazing grace! How sweet the sound! That SAVED a wretch like me!”

The words to the song “Amazing Grace” have been sung for many, many years. Even secular peope who don’t want to have anything to do with God, Christians, religion or the hereafter, know that song.  I’ve sang it as a child, rocking to the familiar tune in church where the old deacons draw out the ‘A’ in ‘Amazing’ and turn it into a Gregorian chant. I’ve sang it as an adult when I had a car accident earlier this year that did wonders in understanding just how grace has saved me.

Do we know what means when we talk about grace? Why do we Christians call in it ‘amazing’? How does it work in our lives?

On this episode of the Write Stuff we’ll be chatting with author Raelee May Carpenter, who newest book, “Liberation Song” is for sale. You can call in at 646-595-2083, press 1 to be live on air. Or, you can click on the link here: http://tobtr.com/7789711. Or, you can download the WLUV Radio mobile app.  Tune in

About the Book

b2f8c2913f6a91be2455822b225a0c2fWhen we first meet Aili MacIntyre, she’s doing what she’s been doing all her life: running in fear. She flees through a foreign jungle with two young girls and tries to save them from the forced prostitution ring that has been holding them in a virtual hell-on-earth. But tragedy meets them under the trees, and only one child escapes.

Three years later, Alexandra Adelaide has acquired a new identity in a radically different scene: the metropolitan jungle of Greater Los Angeles. She, though saved by Grace, has invented what she believes is the appropriate way to suffer for her own sins. Alex is raising the child who was orphaned by her insecurities. And she never, for a second, lets herself forget the pain caused by her mistakes.

Then the real tragedy strikes . . .

. . . she falls in love.

Matthew Gold is everything she needs and a lot more than she could’ve imagined. Bright, attractive, generous, and with his own vested interest in Grace, Matt works hard to earn Alex’s trust and a place in her life. He even loves and seeks to protect her daughter, who is the key to breaking open the biggest human trafficking case in recent history.

But Alex has lived in fear since she took her first breath. So how does she let Love start a new day? How does she choose courage even as very real dangers draw closer to her barred doors?

 

The Author

715kzshllRL._UX250_I’m Raelee. I’m a Christian, and I write: novels, shorts,essays, poems, practically anything, really. But that’s not it. I write about Grace. I may act as a story-teller or an entertainer, but I’m not playing any game. I’m like the Court Jester; you may hear bells or see bright colors. You may witness drama and laughs. But there’s is more to it. Always. Stories may be what I write, but what I tell… is the Truth.

 

Tonight on the Write Stuff — Interview with Guy Stanton III

Fantasy and science fiction are wonderful genres of the speculative fiction realm. Within the depths of the writer’s imagination, we can travel to worlds unknown, see and experience strange things of the future, and immerse ourselves with heroes and characters that are memorable. Some have said that fantasy and sci-fi contain some of the best stories.

Join me for this episode of the Write Stuff as I chat with one such author, Guy Stanton III who has a number of books and series under his belt as we get a chance to peel back the veil and find out what makes him tick. His imagination, as one reviewer put it, “…range from James Bond action, to Conan the Barbarian, to speculation about Atlantis, to westerns, to western Science fiction a la Louis Lamour. They are wonderful, escapist fiction done in holiness and fantastic reality.”

Feel free to call in at 646-595-2083, press 1 to be live on air. Or, you can download the WLUV radio mobile app. Click here to listen live at 7 pm Eastern: http://tobtr.com/s/7662955.  Tune in!

7364735I’m a dreamer, a poet, a lover, a husband, a father, and a man of God. I’m inspired by what I’ve seen and what I’ve read, but what I create with my words is where I dream. I pray for inspiration, and I enjoy what I have written just as I hope that others will as well. I’m a quiet man on the outside, but writing has become the playground of my soul to express itself in the grandeur of the created worlds and tales that I have been fortunate enough to dream of. The best way to find out more about me is to read my books. I write from the heart and I express both my shortcomings and my triumphs. I like to think of my writing as ‘Reality Fiction’. I tell it like I see it. Life is short and the troubles many, but with faith in Jesus Christ all things have become possible to me. I may write ‘make believe’, but I strive to live out what I write. I enjoy my work and I hope you do too. Have a blessed time reading my imaginative thoughts.