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The Shores of Our Souls book launch!

Kathryn Brown Ramsperger wrote two-thirds of her debut novel The Shores of Our Souls on Long Beach Island, a New Jersey barrier island. It’s a special place that lures artists and dreamers, a place full of charm and full of light with a sea breeze nearly always there. It was only right that her very first book signing took place on the island.

“It was a gorgeous morning to have my very first book signing at Arts & Decor at LBI in NJ! A heartfelt thanks to Owners Jeff, Nita and Connie, all gifted artists themselves! Thanks also to everyone who chatted with me, took info, and bought The Shores of Our Souls! This is a day that I’ll never forget!” Kathryn says.

More readings and signings to come in the near future.

Kathryn Brown Ramsperger

Kathryn Brown Ramsperger Author Website

Ramsperger Communications Website

Ground One Coaching Website

 

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New TV Show – Meet the Authors – with host Philip Levin

Debut of new TV series, “Meet the Authors” with your host Philip L. Levin, author of The Tides of Mississippi, August 13th, 11 am on Ocean7. Available on Cableone 1007, Unverse 7, or, if you have an antenna, Channel 7 from Ocean Springs. Our first show will feature guests Frank Wilem, Al Saucier, and Dan PassChristian (Dan Ellis). Our second show will feature Elaine McDermott (in photo), Johnnie Bernhard, author of A Good Girl, and Lucy Slagel. Our third show has Patti Golden, Sally Poarch, and L.L. Leona Lee.

We’re also looking for sponsors. 30 second commercials for this month will only be $50 a spot, showing twice. Next month they’ll be $75.

If you’re not in the area, you may not be able to get this yet – I’ll repost when I have details of its availability on Internet.

Philip L. Levin, MD, author of The Tides of Mississippi writerpllevin@gmail.com
www.doctors-dreams.com 

Flynn at DragonCon!!

September 1-4, 2017 – DragonCon 2017.  John Flynn will be at DragonCon 2017 in Atlanta as an attending professional. On Saturday morning, Dr. John L. Flynn will be taking part in the DragonCon Parade, wearing one of his award-winning costumes. AND, a Sunday, 10 a.m. autographing panel!! Throughout the weekend, he will be participating on the Writer’s Track, as well as other programming at the convention, and signing copies of his latest books, but most nights, you’ll find him cosplaying in the lobby of the Marriott with his fellow costumers. Dragon Con program schedule for John L. Flynn, author of Everything I Know About Life I Learned from James Bond and Future Prime: Top Ten Science Fiction Films

     

Three chances to either meet or gain wisdom from Kathryn Brown Ramsperger, author of the newly released The Shores of Our Souls!

 

Sunday, August 13, 2017, 10 a.m. – 12 noon — Book Signing at Arts & Decor — 1918 Long Beach Blvd, Surf City, New Jersey 08008 – https://www.facebook.com/Art-Decor-at-Surf-City-178145558900354/

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October 7, 2017, 2 p.m. — Long Beach Island (NJ) Public Library — “The Shores of Our Souls, the debut novel by author Kathryn Ramsperger, tells the story of two people from two cultures with one love and a world of conflict.  Most of the novel was written here on LBI, and the author will talk about the process of writing, and her journey to a small publisher.” – http://theoceancountylibrary.org/Branches/LBI/lbi.htm

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Wednesday evenings, October 11 – 25, 2017, Time Coming Soon — ONLINE COURSE, sponsored by the Bethesda (MD) Writer’s Center. You do not have to be in the area to register. “Navigating the Publishing World,” 3 nights, 2 hours each night. Participants will acquire a basic understanding of the publishing world today and get feedback on their queries. $135.00 — To register:   https://www.writer.org/online-workshops

Put these dates on your calendar for Judge Douglas McCullough’s Sea of Greed events!

August 12, 2017 at 5:00 pm North Strand Power Squadron Myrtle Beach Elks Club  North Strand Squadron – United States Power Squadrons Myrtle Beach Elks Club  Myrtle Beach, SC 1771 – Elks.org www.elks.org 606 27th Ave N, Myrtle Beach, SC 29577 (843) 448-3216

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September 7, 2017 @ 1pm Kinston Rotary Club https://www.facebook.com/Rotary-Club-of-Kinston-195394453843620, King’s BBQ, 405 E New Bern Rd, Kinston, NC 28504 (800) 332-6465 https://www.kingsbbq.com

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September 23, 2017 10am- 4pm Carteret Community College Author Book Fair Morehead City, NC Crystal Coast Author Fair – Carteret Community College Foundation, Inc.www.cccfoundation.org/crystal-coast-author-fair.htm

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JJ White, author of Nisei, on the Ken Weene radio show, Walking on the Weene Side

JJ White, author of Nisei, on the Ken Weene radio show, Walking on the Weene Side

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ihssU_DP0Fg

Not only do we get great insight to the writing of the historical fiction, Nisei, which depicts the multifaceted issues surrounding Japanese/American internments and how they fought for all our freedoms during WWII, but also the discrimination of bi-racial relationships and the stigmata of being a child of growing up post war. Weene gives us intermittent treats, one being a sneak peek into Allegiance – A New Broadway Musical – Allegiance Allegiance is a musical with music and lyrics by Jay Kuo and a book by Marc Acito, Kuo, and Lorenzo Thione. The story, set during the Japanese American internment of World War II (with a framing story set in the present day), was inspired by the personal experiences of George Takei (best known as Sulu on Star Trek), who stars in the musical.

Much of what happens in Nisei and in the musical is factual; events we are not taught in school we should all be aware of and never let happen again. White did comprehensive research into every nuance of the story, even right down to the slang the Hawaiian/Japanese use. This is a must read. Nisei is published by Black Opal Books and is available at: Amazon  Amazon AU  Amazon DE  Amazon UK  Amazon FR  Amazon CA  Amazon IT  Amazon IN  Amazon ES  Amazon JP   Waterstones Marketplace  IndieBound  Hudson Books  BAM  FishPond  Smashwords  Book Depository  Powell’s  B&N  Waterstones  GoodReads  HPB  Wheelers  KOBO  Scribd

JJ White  Facebook Author Page  LinkedIn  Twitter  Goodreads  White Media  JJ White Writing Awards White is the author of Prodigious Savant (2015), Deviant Acts (2015), and Nisei (2016); all published by Black Opal Books. He has written over two hundred short stories, had articles and stories published in several anthologies and magazines including, Wordsmith, The Homestead Review, The Seven Hills Review and The Grey Sparrow Journal. “The Nine Hole League” was published in the Sherlock Holmes Mystery Magazine, Volume 14. He has won awards and honors from the Alabama Writers Conclave, Writers-Editors International, Maryland Writers Association, The Royal Palm Literary Awards, Professional Writers of Prescott, and Writer’s Digest. He was recently nominated for the Pushcart Prize for his short piece in The Grey Sparrow Journal.

White’s short story, “In Nobody We Trust,” won the St. Martin’s Press “Who Can You Trust” contest. Published with four other winners in the St. Martin’s Press, A DIVIDED SPY by Charles Cumming. White is represented by Loiacono Literary Agency

 

 

Amanda Matti on The CW San Diego’s Morning Extra show!

Amanda Matti on The CW San Diego’s Morning Extra show!

  

Amanda Matti discusses her Iraq War memoir, A Foreign Affair, Voicing the Eagle, Fahdi’s (her husband) story of being an interpreter for the American ground forces in Iraq, and the nonprofit organization No One Left Behind www.nooneleft.org . www.thecwsandiego.com/story/36065997/non-profit-fights-to-give-combat-interpreters-refuge-in-us

Fields to do Portraits by Commission!

Rochelle Wisoff-Fields customized, personalized original works! Send photo, mailing address, and $100 via PayPal and receive a 11 x 14 sepia or color-pencil rendering! Portraits by Commission

Rochelle Wisoff-Fields self-portrait

Robert and Jeanie Loiacono – wedding photo

Keith Giammanco and Caroline (MCGinness) Giammanco – merged photos

Shayndal

Gravel

Dr. Rosenthal

Abromovich children

Group shots will vary in price due to the amount of people in photo.

Valerica Dietrich

Ulrich Dietrich