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A Book and a Chat
A Book and a Chat" has proved a hugely popular radio program with people of all ages. With well over a thousand shows already recorded, Barry's format of "a chat over a cup of tea" has received nothing but rave reviews from guest and listeners alike. The writer of a successful young adult romance book "Across the Pond" Barry has himself appeared on a large number of radio and TV programs. "A Book and a Chat" is a program for writers and readers, not so much a literary show, more like... let’s sit around have a cup of tea and a few laughs." The shows are aired live Tuesday at 6:30PM ET and Wednesday at 7:00PM ET on newvisionsradio.com.
Those Were The Days:
Music from the 20th Century, from 1900 to 1999 with a comedy spot and always ending in a slowey, a show that many thousands enjoy. The shows air 5PM ET Sunday's on newvisionsradio.com
The Swinging SixtiesMusic from the 60's from around the world The show airs 6:00PM ET Sunday's on newvisions radio.com

Wednesday, October 25, 2017

A Book and a Chat with Gwen Mayo and Sarah Glenn


A Book and a Chat  with Gwen Mayo and Sarah Glenn

 

 

Gwen Mayo and Sarah Glenn Recording 

MURDER ON THE MULLET EXPRESS


It is 1926 and the Florida land boom is in full swing. Army Nurse Cornelia Pettijohn takes leave to travel south with her ancient uncle, who claims that he wants a warm winter home. When their car breaks down, they take the Mullet Express to Homosassa. When a passenger poisoned Uncle Percival's hidden agenda makes him the sheriff's prime suspect. 

ABOUT Gwen Mayo and Sarah Glenn

Mystery and Horror, LLC was legally organized in 2011. It began as a writing partnership between Gwen Mayo and Sarah Glenn, because they were going to the same conventions and events to promote their books. In 2013, the partners decided to expand into publishing other writers who share their love of genre fiction.

We belong to the Florida Authors and Publishers Association. Our page is here

Gwen Mayo, Publisher

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Gwen Mayo is passionate about blending the colorful history of her native Kentucky with her love for mystery fiction. She currently lives and writes in Safety Harbor, Florida, but grew up in a large Irish family in the hills of Eastern Kentucky. Her stories have appeared in anthologies, at online short fiction sites, and in micro-fiction collections. She belongs to Sisters in Crime, SinC Guppies, the Short Mystery Fiction Society, and the Historical Novel Society.

Gwen has an associate degree in business and a bachelor's degree in political science from the University of Kentucky. She was a judge for the 2012 Derringers and the coordinator for the 2011 Derringers. Interesting fact: Gwen was a brakeman and railroad engineer from 1983 - 1987.

Sarah E. Glenn, Editor in Chief

Picture Sarah E. Glenn, a product of the suburbs, has a B.S. in Journalism, which is redundant if you think about it. She loves writing mystery and horror stories, often with a sidecar of funny. Several have appeared in mystery and paranormal anthologies, including G.W. Thomas’ Ghostbreakers series, Futures Mysterious Anthology Magazine, and Fish Tales: The Guppy Anthology. She belongs to Sisters in Crime, SinC Guppies, the Short Mystery Fiction Society, and the Historical Novel Society.

Sarah edited two different newsletters and was a first round judge in Futures Mysterious Anthology Magazine 's 2003 "Slesar's Twist Contest". More recently, she has been a judge for the 2011 and 2012 Derringers. Interesting fact: Sarah worked the Reports Desk for her local police department, and criminals are dumb.

Tuesday, October 24, 2017

A Book and a Chat with Barbara Ridley

A BOOK AND A CHAT WITH BARBARA RIDLEY



Link to broadcast of Barbara Ridley

Barbara Ridley is the author of When It’s Over, a literary novel set in Europe in World War II, published by She Writes Press in September 2017.
Originally from London, U.K., she has lived in California for over 35 years. She loves the San Francisco Bay Area which is now her home, and likes to spend as much time as she can in the great outdoors.
She was born in London and grew up in a tiny village in Sussex. She attended the University of Sussex and then the North London School of Nursing. She worked for 40 years as a nurse and then a nurse practitioner, specializing in the care of adults with physical disabilities. She has now retired from her day job and is focusing on her writing. She lives in the East Bay with her partner and their West Highland terrier MacDuff.



WHEN IT’S OVER

The author’s mother in 1940
When It’s Over is a literary novel set in England during World War II. Lena is a young Czech Jewish woman who manages to reach England and join a group of refugees staying in a small village in Sussex, where they are sponsored by an eccentric upper-class, left-wing English family. As the war progresses, Lena is torn between her attraction to Milton, the landlady’s son, and her loyalty to fellow refugee Otto. She tries to keep hope alive in the face of frightening news reports on the fate of Jews in Nazi-occupied Europe, while Milton is caught up in the political movement that leads to the defeat of Churchill’s Tory Party in 1945, ushering in Britain’s first viable Labour Government.
When It’s Over deals with universal themes of optimism versus pessimism, hope and denial, and the assimilation of immigrants during a time of social upheaval. Although it is a work of fiction, it is based on Barbara’s late mother’s experience as a refugee in the 1940’s.
Barbara was inspired to write the novel after her mother’s death in 2002. There was so much in her story that was too good to lose, but so many details Barbara realized she didn’t know. So as a lover of fiction, she decided to write a novel and make up stuff to fill in the gaps.
But she also did a ton of research. Among other resources, she was able to read her father’s contemporary letters to one of his close friends. The novel offers fascinating insights into some little-known aspects of life during the war, and the history of the progressive political movements in the 30s and 40s. The issues they struggled with then still have resonance today.

A Book and a Chat with Abbie Johnson Taylor

 Abbie Johnson Taylor




Recording Link Abbie Johnson Taylor

I was born in New York City on June 1, 1961. After about a year, my family moved to Boulder, Colorado. When I was about four years old, we moved to Tucson, Arizona, where we lived for about eight years. I attended the state school for the deaf and blind for about five and a half years before being mainstreamed into a public school. In 1973, we moved to Sheridan, Wyoming, and I continued to attend public schools.

After graduating from Sheridan High School in 1980, I went to Sheridan College for two years and received an AA degree in music. I then transferred to Rocky Mountain College in Billings, Montana, where I received a BA in music two and a half years later. After that, I studied music therapy at Montana State University in Billings for two years, but I received no degree. I then completed a six-month internship at a nursing home in Fargo, North Dakota and returned to Sheridan in 1988.

About six months later, I started working as an activities assistant at a nursing home. I worked there for fifteen years. During that time, I also volunteered at other facilities that served senior citizens in the Sheridan area. I facilitated a support group for the visually impaired, taught Braille, and served on the advisory board to a trust fund that allowed visually impaired people and the agencies that served them to purchase adaptive equipment and services. I also joined the YMCA and a women's singing group. In 2005 when I married my husband Bill, I quit my job and other volunteer obligations so I could write full time.

My work has appeared in various publications including The Weekly Avocet and Magnets and Ladders. A romance novel, We Shall Overcome, was published in July of 2007 by iUniverse. A poetry collection, How to Build a Better Mousetrap: Recollections and Reflections of a Family Caregiver, was published in December of 2011, also by iUniverse. In August of 2014, my third book, That’s Life: New and Selected Poems was published by Finishing Line Press. A memoir, My Ideal Partner: How I Met, Married, and Cared for the Man I Loved Despite Debilitating Odds was published by DLD Books in August of 2016.

Bill and I made our home here in Sheridan. After we were married, Bill suffered two strokes: one in January of 2006 and one in 2007, leaving him unable to use his left arm and leg, and I cared for him at home for six years. In September of 2013, I was forced to move him to a nursing home because he was losing strength and getting harder to lift. A month later, he passed away.

I would like to invite you to visit my blog which I update at least once a week. Thank you for stopping by. I hope you enjoy reading my work. 

Sunday, October 1, 2017

SHOW GUESTS FOR OCTOBER


Oct 1st (Sun) Radine Trees Nehring
Oct 3rd Barbara Ridley
Oct 4th (7pm) David Faucheux
Oct 8th (Sun) Betty Jean Craige
Oct 10th Randy Denmon
Oct 11th Elizabeth Upton
Oct 15th (Sun) Ken Mixen
Oct 17th Dr Berit Brogaard
Oct 18th (7pm) Willaim Davidson
Oct 22nd (Sun) Peter Thompson
Oct 24th Katherine Nouri Hughes
Oct 25th (7PM) Tom Carter
Oct 28th (Sun) J.J. White
Oct 31st Dawn Foss