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On today’s “Book and a Chat” my very special guest is… “Jill Jepson.

Today on my blog radio show “A Book and a Chat” my special guest is traveler, professor, and transformational life coach, and the author of three books Jill Jepson.

Listen to the show an hear from Jill about traveling the world and finding that that writing and spirituality are closely tied, that writing is actually a form of spirituality. Her thoughts and inspirations are shared in her book. “Writing as a Sacred Path” Follow her as she explains that this wonderful book is a guide and help for writers of all kinds from poets to master writers, from those just starting out on the literary trail to help in just writing a school essay.

Join Barry (Storyheart) and Jill for thirty minutes as they discuss her life and her book.

You can listen to the show (as I am now) at

http://www.blogtalkradio.com/Across-the-Pond

or at

http://acrossthepond-storyheart.blogspot.com

“Writing as a Sacred Path” is a must read for all would be writers.

Thank you
Barry (Storyheart)


Author of Young Adult Romance/Fiction book
“Across the Pond”

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On today’s “Book and a Chat” my very special guest Susan Chodakiewitz. Writer, composer and producer, Susan is the founder of Booksicals Children´s Books- Encouraging the love of reading through the arts.

Through her company Booksicals she has created the Booksicals on Stage literacy program which is currently presenting musical performances of the picture book Too Many Visitors for One Little House at schools, libraries, and special events. Too Many Visitors for One Little House is Susan´s debut book made even more interesting by some wonderful illustrations from Veronica Walsh.

Listen to 30 minutes of learning and laughter as Storyheart and Susan discuss her book, animals, having a house full of people and anything else they can think about chatting in an enjoyable recording of “A Book and a Chat”

You can visit Susan website at www.booksicals.com.

Take a small break and share this fun radio program, listen and enjoy.


You can listen to the show at.

http://www.blogtalkradio.com/Across-the-Pond

or

http://acrossthepond-storyheart.blogspot.com


Author of Young Adult Romance/Fiction book
“Across the Pond”

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Writing, Readers, Guests, Blog Radio, even problems in New Zealand all on “A Book and a Chat with Kim Smith today.

This morning at the last moment (owing to a guest no show) I was lucky enough to have writer, radio host and friend KIM SMITH as my guest on “A BOOK AND A CHAT”

http://www.blogtalkradio.com/Across-the-Pond

Listen to my chat with Kim as we discuss, books, blog radio, guests, even troubles in New Zealand and a three year old who purchased a digger online.

As normal it is a fun listen with much fun, laughter as well as usefull information.

Listen to the show, join in the fun… You can find out all about Kim at….

Kim Smith
Avenging Angel, a Shannon Wallace Mystery (2008)
A Will to Love-coming June 11, 2009

Http://www.mkimsmith.com


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“Across the Pond”

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On tonight’s “Book and a Chat” my very special guest is Louise Shaffer
(http://www.louiseshaffer.com/index.html)

Former Emmy award winning TV star, this multi-talented writer and author and actress, will be my guest on tonight’s “A Book and Chat”.

Talking about amongst other things her new book “Serendipity”

Listen to tonights radio podcast at http://www.blogtalkradio.com/Across-the-Pond


Author of Young Adult Romance/Fiction book
“Across the Pond”

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As anybody who has read me reviews interviews or heard my comments on either my own radio program or where I have been a guest, you will know I am a great believer in what I call the “Small Blogger”. These are the people who read, write and live books are as one blogger brilliantly put it the other day… “The ‘sham wow’ of Teen/YA literature”.

Today my special guest is Zoe from Zoe’s Book Reviews

Hi Zoe, welcome to my Across the Pond tell me about yourself.

My name is Zoe and my blog is Zoe’s Book Reviews, which you can find at
http://booksaregolden.blogspot.com

How long have you been blogging?

I started blogging on October 6, 2008.

What books do you read?

I read mostly Young Adult books. Sometimes I read poetry and a bit of classic books.

What is your favorite book and author of 2009 and favorite book?

The book I read in 2009 that I liked the most was probably FADE by Lisa McMann. I can’t really choose my favorite author 2009, because there are so many!

What is your favorite author/book of all time?

My all time favorite book is Paper Towns by John Green.

How many books do you have in your library?

Wow… I know I have a lot. I think I have around 500 or something.

How many books do you read a week?

I read about 7. Sometimes more and sometimes less.

Not counting yours, what is your favorite blog to follow?

Really? Umm, I don’t know. There are so many blogs. Every blogger is lovely, and so are there blogs. I think all the blogs I follow are tied for my favorite.

When is your favorite time/location to read?

I like to read late at night. As for location, I either read in bed or on a couch in my house that is under a window.

If you could be a character in any book who would that be and why?

If I were to be any character in a book, once again, I don’t know who I would be. I have read a lot of books, and there were wonderful characters in those books. Which makes it impossible to choose.

Have you ever thought about or actually written a book yourself?

I am actually in the middle of writing my second novel.

If you had a chance to advertise your blog in any way you could what would you chose and why?

I wouldn’t choose to advertise my blog. I believe that people should find my blog by either word of mouth or them searching something and finding it on their own.

What is one thing about you that readers might not know?

Some readers might not know, that, when I was younger, I didn’t really enjoy reading.

If people are interested in being a guest or sending a book to you and your blog what is the best way to contact you?

They can e-mail me at zaser_jam AT yahoo DOT com

Well good luck with your writing and I hope that you manage to fins space for that ever increasing library of books. Thank you so much Zoe for being my guest on “Across the Pond”

Thank you so much for being my guest Zoe, good luck with your blog and finding that publisher for your book.

Other News:

Last night I was a guest on “Before Bedtime” a fun interview, you can find out more by listening to

http://romance2read.com/bookbed.mp3

On Wednesday my guest on “A Book and a Chat” is former soap star and now writer Louise Shaffer (more about that in tomorrows blog)


Author of Young Adult Romance/Fiction book
“Across the Pond”

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It seems to have been another long week, yet still the same five days of work, funny how sometimes those five days turn into eight or so it feels.

So what is there heading my way this weekend?

Saturday is looking like a fun day.

At 11:00am (EST) at “A BOOK AND A CHAT” my very special guest is Sarah, better known at “GREENBEANTEENQUEEN” nominated for YA blog of the year, advid reader, tween and teen librarian and recently married. Should be a fun 30 minutes with more to cover than I have time for, but we’ll cram in what we can.

http://www.blogtalkradio.com/Across-the-Pond

Saturday Evening I have my karaoke show, with all the madness that brings. Always a fun evening.

My Sunday UK blog this week will be about the Eurovision Song Contest which most people outside Europe might not know about, but it’s been a must for 56 years and brought you ABBA amongst others.

Sunday night at 11;30pm I am a guest on “Before bedtime” not sure about before it’s well after my bedtime, but should be fun.

Finally today’s weird news…

Polish priest publishes sex guide
http://news.bbc.co.uk/2/hi/europe/8049853.stm


Author of Young Adult Romance/Fiction book
“Across the Pond”

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Tuesdays blog is normally the time I get to update people about up and coming radio show guests, some of the latest interviews and reviews and some weird news from Across the Pond.

INTERVIEWS:

Wednesday May 13th 6:30pm EST
http://www.blogtalkradio.com/Across-the-Pond
I have TIM KELLIS who takes on what could be considered society’s biggest problem today, divorce, in his book “Equality – The Quest for a Happy Marriage”

Saturday May 16th 11:00am EST
Greenbeanteenqueen Teen and Tween Librarian, recently married and blogger extra-ordinare is my guest for what should be a fun show.

Wednesday May 20th 6:30pm EST
Louise Shaffer actress (best known for playing Rae Woodard in Ryans Hope), script writer, and author of several books including the Three Miss Margarets will be my guest to talk about her new book Serendipity.

I myself am a guest on Before Bedtime on Sunday at 11:30pm

REVIEWS:

I have received a couple of interviews this week both of which were kindly given a 5 star rating at Amazon, and are the type of feedback that keep authors going.

“This was a great book! It’s a fast, entertaining read that is great for both kids and adults alike! I especially liked all the comparisons between England and America and seeing all of the language differences. This had a bit of everything-humor, romance, excitement and brings you back to your teenage years. Looking forward to the next one!”

First, I purchased this book because I know the author through a mutual aquaintance. Second, I became interested in the story upon reading the reviews. So, I purchased the book last week and received it today. I have already finished it. From the first page, I could not put it down. It is meant for tweens/teens/young adults, but I’m in my mid-20′s and I thoroughly enjoyed the story. It reminded me of my early teen years when I had an obsesssion with everything UK (LOL), but also of my own experiences as a teen. I would/will recommend this love story to everyone I know, young and old, as it either makes you swoon over the deep budding love or takes you back to your years as a teen. I very highly recommend this book to anyone, no matter the age. (Note to the author: Thank you Storyheart for a wonderful read. I can not wait for the story of Fred and Brit to continue. Please, please, please continue their story, and soon.)

WEIRD NEWS:

Afghanistan’s only known pig is quarantined

http://news.bbc.co.uk/2/hi/south_asia/8038368.stm

American tourist returns chip from Colosseum in Rome 25 years ago later.
http://news.bbc.co.uk/2/hi/europe/8037921.stm

Belgium city to go vegetarian one day a week.
http://news.bbc.co.uk/2/hi/europe/8046970.stm


Author of Young Adult Romance/Fiction book
“Across the Pond”

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As anybody who has read me reviews interviews or heard my comments on either my own radio program or where I have been a guest, you will know I am a great believer in what I call the “Small Blogger”. These are the people who read, write and live books are as one blogger brilliantly put it the other day… “The ‘sham wow’ of Teen/YA literature”.

Today I am interviewing Steph Bowe author of Hey Teenager of the Year blogspot, whom I recently mentioned in a blog was running a “People’s Choice YA Book Blog Awards”. Steph lives in Victoria, Australia

Hello Steph, how long have you been blogging?

I’ve been blogging since midway through ’08, but all those blogs are now in the bloggy graveyard. Hey, Teenager of the Year was started in March.

What Gave You the Idea of the People’s Choice YA Book Blog awards?

There are so many fantastic YA book blogs out there, and I thought it would be a bit of fun and help people discover great new blogs. I also work on the YA Blogosphere (http://yablogosphere.blogspot.com), and I have to say, the YA book blogging community is great fun to be a part of!

What was the response like?

Pretty good! We got about 25 different people nominating, and over 100 votes in each category so far.

What was the hardest/closest category to vote on?

It’s people’s choice, and I have to say, voting is still open (only for a couple more days), and it’s very, very close.

Have the winners been chosen yet?

Not yet! Check out my blog next weekend!

What books do you read?

I usually read contemporary YA fiction. I am open to all genres though, and read a lot of thrillers, memoirs and mysteries.


What is your favorite book and author of 2009 and favorite book and author of all time?

Of 2009, Pink by Lili Wilksinon. It comes out this August, and I was lucky enough to receive an ARC (I’ll be posting a review of Pink on my blog very soon). Of all time? At the moment, probably The Reformed Vampire Support Group by Catherine Jinks, another book of ’09, but the best and funniest vampire book I’ve read.

When is your favorite time/location to read?

Usually at night, in bed, with the heater on.

If you could be a character in any book who would that be and why?

To tell the truth, I love who I am. And characters in books tend to be confronted with lots of problems and heartache. But if I absolutely had to? That’s incredibly tough. I would be Sarita in Everything Beautiful by Simmone Howell. Her innocence is cute.

Have you ever thought about or actually written a book yourself.

I’ve written two books, and I’m in the process of writing a third. Book one, Gracie’s List, can be read on my blog. It’s very autobiographical and stupid. Book two I’m trying to find a publisher for at the moment, so fingers crossed.

If people are interested in being a guest or sending a book to you and your blog what is the best way to contact you?

Email me! stephbowe@ymail.com – I do a lot of interviews with authors and bloggers, and though I haven’t had any yet, I’d love some guest bloggers. I do accept books for review, but I’m in Australia, so postal costs can be an issue for internationals.

Thank you so much for being my guest Steph, good luck with your blog and finding that publisher for your book.


Author of Young Adult Romance/Fiction book
“Across the Pond”

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Another interesting and enjoyable “Book and a Chat” radio program this time with author “Herbert Howard Jones” and is Young Adult Science Fiction/Fantasy book “The Pyewiz and the Amazing Mobile Phone”

You can find out more about Herbert and his book at http://science-fiction-fantasy.com

Check out today’s chat with Herbert, and learn about his book and some of the many people and events that have dotted his interesting life.

It is available at…

Across the Pond Blog Spot:
http://acrossthepond-storyheart.blogspot.com

The radio Show location:
http://www.blogtalkradio.com/Across-the-Pond

Or downloaded from:

http://romance2read.com/show-hhj.mp3

Barry Eva (Storyheart)
Author of “Across the Pond”

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At the age of eight a little girl found herself in a whirlwind of loss, abuse, and neglect. That girl at the age of nine new she wanted to be a writer. Now many years on bumps along life’s highway later, Elizabeth Walker has been able to share as the foundation of her book “THE TABLET OF MY HEART”.

The book is built from poetic excerpts from the journal that she kept during the years of abuse that she endured, the excerpts are narrated so that it reads like a story rather than a journal or book of poetry.

Hear more from Elizabeth about herself and her book at todays
“BOOK AND CHAT with Elizabeth Walker”

http://www.blogtalkradio.com/Across-the-Pond

Elizabeth is currently on her virtual book tour month with pumpupyourbookpromotion.com Check out her daily stops at http://virtualbooktours.wordpress.com

Next Guest on “BOOK AND A CHAT” Saturdays at 11:00am EST will be Herbert Howard Jones author of the young adult fantasy novel, “The Pyewiz and the Amazing Mobile Phone.


Storyheart

Author of Young Adult Romance/Fiction book
Across the Pond
http://acrossthepond-storyheart.blogspot.com/

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