M.M. Anderson was Our Guest on March 27th

Author M.M Anderson was our special guest on March 27th. To listen to the podcast, go to: http://www.blogtalkradio.com/thefunkywriter/2011/03/27/the-funky-writer-radio-show-episode-97

Seamus Sullivan never asked to become a werewolf. He never even thought about being a cop, that is until his childhood dream of becoming middleweight champion of the world is abruptly dashed by the jaws of a frothing lupus, commissioned to guard the gates of darkness deep beneath the bowels of Midtown Gardens Park. One chomp and Seamus is forever ushered into the world of the undead. No manual provided.

With the assistance of a self-appointed guardian, Seamus is doing OK in his earthly afterlife, as long as he controls his Irish temper and adheres to lunar calendar scheduling, and peaceful park duty. But OK becomes a KO when Seamus finally meets and falls paws over heels for his mysterious phantom woman–Claudia the feisty, bright, and beautiful teenage Cuban clairvoyant.

Happily ever after? If only undead were that simple. Add to the macabre mayhem Claudia’s baseball Bomber brother, a moldy reporter, a vengeful mama, a questionable priest, a possessed mayor, a gaggle of ghosts, a president’s son, a Confucius groupie, and what do you get? You get a farcely funny ride to the Darkside and back.

About M.M. Anderson

M.M. Anderson has always had an active imagination and a mischievously macabre sense of humor. As a child she enjoyed scaring her parents, brother, cousins, and friends with creepy stories and Halloweenish pranks. All the while secretly suspecting that as an infant she’d been separated from her real relatives: the Addams Family.

But there’s more to Ms. Anderson than Wednesday wanna-be. She’s been a darn good competitive runner, traveled near and far, sold real estate in Manhattan, was an educator at a world famous California zoo, taught elementary, middle school, and college, worked in publishing, advertising, rode the dot.com wave, and she once earned money as an assistant beautician for a mortician.

Although this is her first YA novel, M.M. Anderson has published nonfiction works, commercial ads, and also written music, penned the lyrics in TURNAROUND for Signal 7. Besides working her craft, she enjoys spending time with her handsome hubby, two wonderful children, six cats, two dogs, two fish, two turtles, two horses, and a gaggle of great pals.

http://www.mmanderson.net/Site/Home.html http://www.amazon.com/Werewolf-Dreams-M-Anderson/dp/0982094620

Published in: on March 25, 2011 at 8:07 am  Leave a Comment  

DuEwa Frazier was Our Guest on March 13th

Author and publisher, DuEwa Frazier was our special guest on March 13. To listen to the podcast, go to http://www.blogtalkradio.com/thefunkywriter/2011/03/13/the-funky-writer-radio-show-episode-96

Announcing the Launch of a New Online Magazine for Women: Fresh Goddess™

NEW YORK— Announcing the launch of Fresh Goddess™ an online magazine featuring inspirational, informative and intriguing content for women of all backgrounds.  Fresh Goddess™ offers women a dose of self love merged with urban zen flavor.  Founder and editor, DuEwa Frazier created Fresh Goddess™ to inspire women to get ahead, shine bright and live with balance and inner clarity.  Fresh Goddess™ addresses issues and perspectives related to health and wellness, spirit, life purpose, dating, relationships, beauty, style and more.

Frazier has experience creating online content for women.  She previously wrote inspirational and self-help articles as a contributing writer for both MysisterMyself.com and MahoganyButterfly.com.  Her popular column “Fly Butterfly” featured inspirational essays and was published at MahoganyButterfly.com.  Freshgoddess.com is among several of Frazier’s online ventures including her internet radio show Rhymes, Views & News Talk Radio and official website DuEwaWorld.com.

An entrepreneur at heart, Frazier is no stranger to launching creative and successful businesses.  She founded Lit Noire Publishing, a creative arts and publishing organization in 2002 with the release of her first book of poetry Shedding Light From My Journeys.  Frazier has since published and edited several publications including the NAACP Image Award nominated anthology, Check the Rhyme.  As a writer, her poetry, essays, editorials and arts profiles have featured in Essence, Poetry Ink, Drumvoices Revue, Poetry In Performance, Reverie, Kweli, Allhiphop.com, DaveyD.com, Mosaic and many others.

Fresh Goddess™ readers can subscribe to the website, leave comments and follow the site via social networking.  Visit www.freshgoddess.com and connect through social media at Twitter: @freshgoddess and Facebook: Fresh Goddess™ “Like” page.

Published in: on March 11, 2011 at 10:24 am  Leave a Comment  

Stephanie L. Jones was our Guest on March 6th

Survivor, Advocate and Author, Stephanie L. Jones was our dynamic guest on March 6th. To listen to the podcast, go to: http://www.blogtalkradio.com/thefunkywriter/2011/03/06/the-funky-writer-radio-show-episode-95

Stephanie L. Jones, author of the best-selling book, The Enemy Between My Legs, is a highly sought-after speaker for schools, organizations, and churches.  After spending several years working for Fortune 500 companies and as a successful publicist for book authors, she left corporate America and became full-time speaker and Sexual Abuse Victim Advocate.  Having experienced child molestation for over seven years beginning at age five, she understands the long-term effects that it can have on a person’s life.  She is known for her honest approach in dealing with sexual abuse, a subject that few people will openly discuss.  She has the ability to compassionately connect with abuse victims and survivors, especially teenagers and young adults.  Stephanie has a divine mandate on her life to help victims break free the pain and bondage of their past.

Stephanie L. Jones
Survivor, Speaker, Author & Sexual Abuse Victim Advocate
One in 3 females and 1 in 5 males are molested…

Be encouraged. be inspired. be healed.

Published in: on March 5, 2011 at 5:20 pm  Leave a Comment  

Lisa Watson was our Guest On February 27th

Dynamic author and Book Publicist, Lisa Watson was our insightful guest on February 27th. To listen to the podcast, go to http://www.blogtalkradio.com/thefunkywriter/2011/02/27/the-funky-writer-radio-show-episode-94

A native of Washington D.C., the city’s historic and political backdrop fed Lisa Watson’s romantic imagination.  Her hobbies are as eclectic as her music collection, but her guilty pleasure is writing fan fiction based on the characters of the popular television series, Remington Steele for which she has a National and International fan base.  Enamored with scenic beauty, the picturesque locales she visits always seem to find a way into her latest novels.

Lisa’s short story, The Reunion, was featured in Sun Magazine’s 10-Minute Love Story column.  Her debut novel, Watch Your Back continues to receive rave reviews, and was nominated for a 2009 Afr’Am Literary Fest award in Contemporary Romance.

A subcontractor to ATF (Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco, Firearms and Explosives), Lisa is also the co-publicist for RT BookReview Magazine’s annual RT Booklovers Conventions promoting te National Bestselling authors that attend the conference via media outlets.

Lisa has just released Interview with Love (Urban Renaissance, December 2010) and is currently working on and another romantic suspense, Brace for Impact.

Lisa lives outside Raleigh, NC and is married with a teenage son, pre-teen daughter, and a Yellow Lab named Boomer.


The 28th annual RT BOOKLOVERS’ CONVENTION arrives in Los Angeles, April 6-10, 2011. This five-day extravaganza is the main event that celebrates the $10 billion a year publishing industry. Bestselling fiction authors and their fans — who on average read between 10 and 30 books a month — will attend workshops, parties and book signings at the convention at the Westin Bonaventure Hotel in downtown LA.

More than 400 authors will attend this year’s celebrations, including New York Times and USA Today bestsellers Dean Koontz, Catherine Coulter, Heather Graham, Jill Barnett, Gregg Hurwitz, Brenda Jackson, L.A. Banks, Stephanie Bond, Cherry Adair, Shana Abé, Rhys Bowen, Sabrina Jeffries, Karen Rose and Gail Carriger. Authors representing every genre, from historicals to thrillers, romance to paranormal, sci-fi to Christian fiction and graphic novels and comics will be in attendance. And Twilight fans won’t want to miss this year’s special Teen Day on Saturday, April 9, where they can meet the hottest young adult (YA) authors in the business, including Melissa Marr, Cassandra Clare, Kelley Armstrong, Ally Carter, Melissa de la Cruz, Alyson Noël and Richelle Mead.

The RT BOOKLOVERS’ CONVENTION is a haven for die-hard fans of fiction and for published and aspiring authors who want to learn how to succeed in today’s fiction market. Attendees can choose from more than 100 workshops and meet agents and editors from top New York publishing houses who will be on site, searching for the next breakout writing sensation.

Themed parties throughout the convention will entertain and delight. Why not visit the Soap Star Ice Cream Social where stars like Jacklyn Zeman (General Hospital), Eileen Davidson (Young and the Restless), Sheri Anderson (former head writer for Days of our Lives) and Carolyn Hennesy (General Hospital and Cougar Town) will be on hand to meet fans and sign autographs. There’s also a Steampunk Social and the Intergalactic Bar & Grille for out-of-this-world fun. The nightly entertainment can only be described as “jaw dropping,” like when the costume Faery Ball takes flight.

Besides pumping millions of dollars into the local economy, the RT BOOKLOVERS’ CONVENTION also donates books to support literacy. Additionally, we coordinate blood drives during our Saturday book fair. Last year, a record 2,000 locals attended our book fair, which is open to the public. The chance to hobnob with your favorite bestselling authors is an event you won’t want to miss out on, and neither will your readers!

For more information, log on to RTBookReviews.com.

Published in: on February 24, 2011 at 3:54 pm  Leave a Comment  

Robert Batista Discusses His Novel ‘Brooklyn Story’ on NBC News

Published in: on March 17, 2010 at 6:58 pm  Leave a Comment  
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