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.

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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 the Write Stuff — Scarecrow, Scarecrow with John Kanecki

scarecrow-scarecrowThe Scarecrow lurks in the shadows of a young girl’s frightened mind. Everywhere Anne McFry looks, she sees the face of a twisted demon that haunts her past. Escaping from the horror ridden town and going to the big city, Anne thinks she is safe from the Scarecrow. That is until it starts popping up everywhere she looks. Befriending a young man against her better judgement, she experiences a demented ride of torture as the past she is running from catches up to her. The Scarecrow is coming to collect dues, and the only payment Anne has is her soul.

Join me as John Kaniecki and I talk about his new book Scarecrow, Scarecrow and horror in general. Call in at 646-668-8485, press 1. Download Stitcher on your mobile device. Or, click on the link here.

 

 


ABOUT THE AUTHOR

John Kaniecki is a native of Brooklyn, New York. While he has no memory of New York City but he is proud to call himself a native New Yorker. John spent a few years in Illinois but grew up in Pequannock, New Jersey. After graduating high school John went off to Hoboken to attend Steven’s Institute of Technology. Despite being in engineering school, John was clueless to the direction his life should take. After two years John dropped out of Steven’s. He became a Christian and hitchhiked across the United States. Several months later he was hospitalized with bipolar disorder. At this time John began to write poetry. A self published book called “A Day’s Weather” shows his mind at this time. After years of struggle John eventually returned to college and graduated from Montclair State University. John went to work stocking shelves at Sears and then worked with an engineering firm. John married Sylvia Kaniecki in 2004. Once married John returned to writing. His writing has been published in over seventy outlets. His books are “Murmurings of a Mad Man” a book of poetry by eLectio Publishing, “Poet to the Poor, Poems of Hope for the Bottom One Percent” by Dreaming Big Publications, “Words of the Future” a collection of science fiction stories published by Witty Bard and a horror novella “Scarecrow, Scarecrow” published by Fat-Lip Press Presently John is a full time caretaker for his wife. Also he volunteers as a missionary for the Church of Christ at Chancellor Avenue; which is in the inner city of Newark. He stays up light at night and writing in any free time in hopes of becoming a professional writer. Facebook https://www.facebook.com/JohnsPoems/ Facebook https://www.facebook.com/FIREWIND-Lyrics-420248058034987/ Twitter @JohnKaniecki Website http://johnkaniecki.weebly.com/ Blog http://johnkaniecki.blogspot.com/ Goodreads John Kaniecki

Tonight on the Write Stuff — The Healing Touch of Poetry with Jim Landwehr

Write StuffI love interviewing poets on my show. They have such a unique gift. Poets can take words and encapsulate an idea, a revolution, a thing, or an experience and with lyrical acuity,  give the world a poem that reaches to the deepest part of the human soul.

Join me as I talk with returning guest Jim Landwehr as we discuss his collection, Reciting from Memory.  One reviewer states:

Jim Landwehr’s Reciting from Memory centers on a man’s reflection of his past, his present and more. Not all of his experiences are good, but that doesn’t prevent him from enjoying what he has. His language is simple and direct; with it, Landwehr paints stunning images. A five-year old daughter swinging on a swing matures into a coed, a meeting with an old friend, and the fleeting memories of a father taken from his family far too early can be found here, delighting the reader. I especially enjoyed the homage to Kerouac’s On the Road and the decade chronicling Mash Up poems. Reciting from Memory lets us look into the poet’s life and mind, sharing with him all that he has experienced.” ~ Arthur Turfa, author of Places and Times

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The Good Atheist — Tonight on the Write Stuff

goodatheistJack Callaghan is a good atheist. He doesn’t believe in religious ‘fairy tales’ and won’t accept anything without evidence. Which is just as well, since faith of any kind is a cerebral crime in 2058.

His wife Selene used to be a super model. Once beautiful and confident, she became a recluse after a car accident left her horribly disfigured. Since then she hasn’t left the house, shunning friends and family and everyone who loves her. And she has no plans to ever step outside the front door again.

Both their lives are about to change forever when Jack inherits a secluded cabin in the woods. For within the cabin he finds evidence that his father, a famous scientist long believed dead, is alive and in hiding from the Tolerance Bureau. Jack sets out to find him, but his journey to find his father soon turns into a race for his life when he uncovers the explosive truth behind his father’s disappearance – a truth the Tolerance Bureau is desperate to conceal and will do anything to keep hidden.

Because behind his disappearance are the reasons his scientist father became a believer.

Chat with me as M J Manto and I talk atheism, apologetics, and philosophy as it all collides in his book, The Good Atheist. 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. Tune in!


Mike-with-book-1Mike was born in Toronto and grew up in south-western Ontario. When he was 15 he hitchhiked across Canada and got a job in Vancouver, selling drawings to earn meal money along the way. He spent the next few years travelling extensively around the US and Canada, working at odd jobs. He was a garbage man in Iowa, cleaned cafeterias in Newport Beach California, flipped burgers in Vancouver B.C., drove a truck in Alberta, and buffed floors in London Ontario.

After a few years of this, as much fun as it was, he realized it was time to go to college and get a real job. He graduated from college and worked as a computer programmer for 18 years before going into project management. His first book, a non-fiction computer guide was published in 1997. In 2004 he went into seminary and graduated with a Masters in Theological Studies. He started writing speculative fiction in 2007, and completed several novels before publishing The Good Atheist in July 2014. He lives in south-western Ontario with his wife Pennie, where he continues writing.

When the Watcher Shakes — Tonight on the Write Stuff

shakersThe walls were meant to keep evil out-but they only hid the evil within.

John has given up his ordinary life to find wisdom traveling the country and enjoy the freedom of living as a nomad. But when he stumbles across a mysterious town tucked away in the Appalachian Mountains, walled off from modern society, he discovers a group of people who could use some freedom of their own. Are they a harmless religious sect, or is there something less benign underneath the surface?

The townspeople are initially wary of their new visitor, but as John questions their way of life, some of them begin to have questions of their own. As the leadership’s tight control unravels, men and women break free from the chains of legalism-some literally, and some at the cost of their own lives.

Join me as I talk with author Timothy G. Huguenin  about his new book When the Watcher Shakes. 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.


HugueninTimothy G. Huguenin grew up in the hollers of West Virginia. Though his body is now located in Wyoming, his soul still haunts those dark Appalachian hills. You can learn more about him and his writing by visiting http://www.tghuguenin.com

The Tears of Nero — Tonight on the Write Stuff

nero.jpgFive strangers. One madman.

Edward, Henry, Franklin, Sadie, and Kelly are complete strangers. On the surface, none of them have any connection to one another, yet they all wake up on an island with no memory of how they arrived there. Their only clue is a note found inside a bottle buried in the sand:

Dear lambs, I think God is mad at us. If you don’t believe it, just look at your own lives for proof. You have all been punished in some way or another. That is why you are valuable to me. You are here to help me understand why bad things happen to good people. – Nero

Much to their horror, they discover their captor is modeling himself after the crazed Roman Emperor, and that he has every intention of killing them off one by one if they don’t learn their true purpose for being on the island. To discover what it is Nero wants from them, the group must face their tragic memories, struggle with their faith, and unearth what links them all together.

Why does God allow bad things to happen to good people?
Come to the island and find out…

Join me as we take a ride on a mad rollercoaster with author Jason Brannon and his book The Tears of Nero. 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. Tune in!


Jason BrannonJason Brannon is the author of The Maze and The Tears of Nero. His fiction features flawed characters trapped in impossible situations that test and try their faith. If you like the message contained in a Ted Dekker book but want the suspense of a Stephen King thriller, then check out his fiction and get the best of both worlds. Jason Brannon currently lives in Amory, MS and maintains a website at http://www.jasonbrannon.us where more information can be found about his work.