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My guest on today’s program is Heather McLaren is a Cherokee writer living in southern Illinois with her husband and four children. She began her life in an unfortunate situation, much like thousands of children in this country. She was born to a fifteen-year-old mother who could not take care of her.

From such a start heather was lucky to find her new parents both caring and able to help her realize her own potential. They told Heather the sky was the limit when it came to what she could accomplish in life.

Life though continued to have issues and abusive marriage and the loss of her first child before she was 21.

Then came the birth of Kimber Liliana—a child the doctors said could never survive the stroke she had suffered in the womb. Seven long months later Heather brought Kimber home to the amazement of the doctors. Though Kimber is still bedridden from spastic cerebral palsy, she celebrated her eleventh birthday last May—a joyous event Heather never takes for granted.

Life shad not finished with Heather and she was then herself diagnosed with bipolar disorder, but instead of giving in to her disease, she picked herself up, met and married her soul mate and began writing fantasy novels.

The result is “Mythos” the first book in “The Mer Chronicles” and what looks to me like being a truly wonderful YA Fantasy “must read” series.

About “Mythos” :

True love was the last thing David Cooley expected to find in the Bahamas, But the moment he laid eyes on Faren Sands, he knew he had found the girl of his dreams. How could he know she was a mermaid from the lost island of Atlantis?

Because of the strict laws regarding human contact, the couple flee the consequences of their forbidden passion, while at the same time they struggle to survive a conflict that has been brewing between the mermaids and sea demons for millennia.

Once the epic battle begins, fate forces David to make a decision that will forever affect his young life. Should he stick by the woman he loves, risking his mortality for a civilization that hates him?

Heather herself states how she wrote the book to inspire people…

She wanted to embrace her husband’s kind and and protective nature, thus bringing David Cooley’s character to life. (Her son) Bryce’s loyalty shines through as David’s best friend, and (her daughter) Charlie’s innocent and inquisitive nature and (her step daughter) Dakota’s playfulness triumph in future books. Heather’s youngest child’s bravery and determination to live despite her handicap was inspiration enough to immortalize her in black and white. By creating Cindel’s character (for Kimber), Heather hopes that readers will see people with special needs as having the same potential as every one else.

So listen now and share an interesting and entertaining show as I chat with my special guest today on A Book and a Chat with Heather McLaren

Barry

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If like myself you like the type of adventure novels written by Clive Cussler and Tom Clancy then my guest on tonight’s show has a book for you. Frank F. Fiore is a bestselling author of over 50,000 copies of his non-fiction books. His success has continued since our last chat following up his much praised action-adventure novel “Cyberkill” with four more must read books.

Cyberkill is described by one reviewer thus…

I’ve seen the future of war and it is by remote control. No longer will it be a fight of soldiers and guns, but rival lines of code will compete for victory over the enemy’s information infrastructure. Such dramatic change is fraught with danger. While technology is advancing at such an accelerated rate, do we continue to control the machines or are they starting to control us?

Frank Fiore’s `Cyberkill’ is a fast paced high-tech thriller that goes straight to the heart of the matter, feeding our worst robotic nightmares. Technology’s cutting edge becomes double-edged in the hands of a chilling cyber-terrorist, who is unwittingly aided by a corrupt and unscrupulous military. Nanotechnologies, biological warfare and killer robots are all part of the repertoire that together threatens the very existence of all mankind.

As the news over the past years this is not to far away from the truth…

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Frank followed up with an three book adventure series “The Chronicle’s of Jeremy Nash” the formula which consists of a conspiracy theory, unsolved mystery, urban myth, New Age belief or paranormal practice that Nash is forced to pursue; combined with an underlying real world event, organization or persons that is somehow connected to what he is pursuing. This provides the thriller aspect of the stories.

Now his latest book “The Oracle” has been released, though it was as we found out 40 years in the making.

About “The Oracle”:

“The Oracle” consists of a series of short stories tied together by means of a background story – a story within a story (similar to Ray Bradbury’s “Illustrated Man”). And like the Jeffrey Archer and Twilight Zone stories, the Oracle short stories are written with surprise endings.

While this is Frank’s latest book he also shared with us about his next book, which he believes will firmly put his name on the literary map.

It’s called MURRAN. Frank firmly believes this will be his breakthrough novel because it is steeped in politically incorrect controversy and is already getting very good reviews from my beta readers.

MURRAN is the story of a young African-American boy named Trey coming of age in the 1980s, and his rite of passage to adulthood. Trey is a member of a ‘crew’ in Brooklyn and is enticed into helping a violent drug gang. He is eventually framed for murder and flees with his high school teacher to his Maasai village in Kenya. There, Trey learns what a true Black African and African culture is, goes through the Maasai warrior’s rite of passage, becomes a young shaman, and returns to America to confront the gang leader that framed him.

The show proved to be both interesting and entertaining, so why not tune in now or download the file to listen to another time, to “A Book and a Chat with Frank F Fiore

Barry

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Author Donna “Cygnet” Brown or as the name she writes under “Cygnet Brown” was interested in writing from an early age, but as with many of us life overtook her creative talents. Many years later and during some difficult times Donna found the creative muse calling her again.

With this renewed passion, she wrote her first book in The Locket Saga: When God Turned His Head. She also began writing articles for Mother Earth News, Ehow, Busika, info barrel, and Hubpages.

About “The Locket Saga”

“When God Turned His Head”:

Beautiful Drusilla was in love with Kanter Thorton but to protect him she was forced to marry another man. After years of abuse her husband is poisoned and all eyes are on her as the likely suspect. Only Kanter and a young lawyer named John Adams believe she is innocent. Discover what it took for Drusilla to truly be set free in this drama set in the backdrop of Post-Puritan/Pre-Revolutionary War Boston

The Locket Saga continues with book two “Soldiers Don’t Cry” daughter Elizabeth wears the locket.

Despite Elizabeth’s patriotic loyalties, she falls in love with a British officer. As young children, Elizabeth Thorton and Philip Randolph met in the frontier of Western Pennsylvania in 1763. For years, the Atlantic Ocean separated them, but now years later, the conflict brewing between the British Empire and the American colonies brought them back together. What is it that keeps Phillip from remembering his childhood and how is it the key to his and Elizabeth’s love for one another?

With book three already underway this historical romance series looks to be one many will follow.

As one reviewer put it…


Descriptive and well written i found myself unable to put it down. The characters were likable, Elizabeth is my favorite. Her passion for what she believed in overriding everything else. The conflicted romance between Elizabeth and Philip kept me hooked all the way through wanting to know how they could overcome it. A very enjoyable book, i will definitely be reading more from this author.

I think many will be reading more of Donna “Cygnet” Brown

So listen now and share an interesting, and entertaining show as I chat with my special guest today on A Book and a Chat with Donna (Cygnet) Brown

Barry

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Moving from Hertfordshire to the USA, into music, has just written a book… No today’s show was not about me, but about somebody who has done these things and much more, and is making a welcome return to the show in the form of today’s guest on “A Book and a Chat” was George Earl Parker.

Unlike those  writers who have started writing stories seemingly as soon as they could hold a crayon George’s first success in the world of writing earned had definite benefits when coming runner up in writing contest sponsored by Cadbury’s earned him a large amount of chocolate,  at the age of around ten that was better than any other award going.

George was the  designer and director of the short film “Yellow Submarine Sandwich,” which was included in Eric Idle’s pseudo-documentary of a band called the Rutles, he has received accolades, awards, and a showing at the Museum of Modern Art in New York City. This lead to George, like myself, to take the step across the pond, from England to first New York and latterly California.

George is also a talented musician, three of his songs have shown up on the European Country Music Association charts and he shared that his latest song has entered already gone straight into the charts.

When last on the show we discussed novel “Vampyre Blood – Eight Pints of Trouble“. Not your traditional “Vampire” novel, so don’t expect a version of “Twilight”, rather as one reviewer described the book…  “Its humor will brighten any day and its perspective will lighten your heart. It’s silly, it’s endearing, it’s very human, and it will make you laugh out loud.”

Now George is back with his new book “The Subatomic Kid” a full blown, unable to put down,  adventure novel for all ages.

About “The Subatomic Kid”

John Smith is a perfectly ordinary thirteen-year-old boy who accidentally gets trapped in an illicit scientific experiment at his school. That same morning he’d met a couple of older kids on the school bus who’d dared him to get a date with a beautiful girl, which amazingly he’d done, and now here he is—blown into a strange Subatomic world where an ever-changing cast of characters urge him to get his thinking straight because all that exists in the cosmos is threatened with destruction.


Pulled back by instinct into the world of matter, he seeks to discover those responsible for his plight, but at the same time he’s bound and determined to keep his first date with the girl of his dreams.


Two squabbling half-brothers searching for the secret of immortality turn out to be the culprits standing in the way of his happiness, and now one of them surmises that if John survived the powerful blast of the experiment, he could have the ability to become anything he wants—even the fly on the table in front of him.        


On the day of the date, the four teenagers are kidnapped by an ex-secret agent in the brother’s employ and brutally imprisoned. But when his terrified new friends turn on him because they have absolutely no idea what’s going on, he realizes that he must do virtually everything in his power to bring them home safely, defeat his fear, and understand the nature of his new talent before he can even consider saving the universe and keeping his promise to the masters of the Subatomic world.

So why not sit back and listen to an enjoyable show as George Earl Parker in my guest on today’s “A Book and a Chat”.

Barry

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Bob Ferguson is my guest on today’s “A Book and a Chat”, chatting about his debut book the thriller “Buzzard Bay”. Bob grow up in a remote region of Canada without electricity or telephones, spending many an evening dreaming of faraway places listening to an old battery operated radio.

Later these once dreamed about places became reality as Bob traveled extensively. His trips to the Bahamas formed a basis for Buzzard Bay for the show Bob contacted us from Fiji, where Bob writes and his wife teaches.

Enjoyed by both men and woman, Buzzard Bay gives readers all the adventure and thrill they could ask for in this unputdownable read.

About Buzzard Bay: (taken from authors site)

Bob Green and his family get the opportunity of a lifetime by becoming involved in a new farming project in the Bahamas.  A plane crash confirms his suspicions as to why the farm has been operating at a loss.  The project is not what it seems on the outside. 

The discovery of drugs on the airplane put all their lives in jeopardy.  Instead of leaving well enough alone, Green decides to fight back. He becomes involved in a world of intrigue, sex, violence, and drugs.  In doing so, he finds out that there is a fine line between good and evil. An assassination attempt in Canada goes terribly wrong during a vicious snowstorm. 


When the sky clears and the bodies pile up, it becomes quite apparent that this was no hunting accident.  Two men escaped.  Bob Green was motivated by the love of his wife and family, Henekie by the death of his best friend and mentor, but mostly by greed.  Unwittingly, these two bitter enemies become embroiled in a bitter power struggle between a Columbian drug lord and the CIA in the Bahamas.

As one reviewer put it…

Buzzard Bay” in an original plot with twists and turns that will keep you turning the pages. A fantastic mystery that includes sex, violence, drugs and romance. I loved his characters as they were strong and independent. I do hope there is a sequel to this book, I want to know what happens! Highly recommended for all readers.

So listen now and share an interesting, and entertaining show as I chat with my special guest today on A Book and a Chat with Bob Ferguson

Barry

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Like many other authors today’s guest Halli Lilburn has always dabbled in writing poetry and short stories, perhaps as she says it was her own therapy for those teenage years. She carried on this love for writing in her later life having many article and short stories published before finally creating her debut YA sci-fi adventure novel “Shifters“.

 The idea for the book came to Halli one night in a dream, never really thinking herself however to be a Sci-Fi writer it was a surprise to her when the idea for “Shifters” came to her.

About “Shifters”: (taken from Leigh Covington blog)

 The book is YA speculative fiction about a girl, Lina and her friends who stumble upon a government conspiracy taking place right in their school.
The corrupt branch is called the Special Force and their purpose is to weed out students who they deem have corrupt DNA to create a superior race.

Students get expelled and go missing. Even more shocking, Lina finds out the Special Force is sending these teens to another reality.
Lina steals the power to shift into new realities and uses this power to escape the Special Force and attempt to rescue her friends. It’s very plot driven, like a video game.

 The book made it high up the list at Amazon and received reviews like…

I found this YA novel engrossing and immensely invigorating. There’s no wasted wordage, no dropped plot threads, just moment-to-moment excitement and adventure, with the romance, friendship, character integrity, and villainous “overlords” woven in intricately. Just as importantly, the story line is so very plausible: almost any contemporary society today is aware of how close it could come to a fascist “Big Brother” type society, without even realizing until too late. 

The characters in this book are at first selectively chosen students of a new University, selected presumably for their higher capabilities. Yet they don’t understand, amid all the rigid rules and strictures that their value is in their DNA. It is not until one of her former neighborhood playmates, a boy she has known for years, disappears from the University that Lina realizes something terrible is afoot, and she, Yussef, and Jan begin to explore what it is-and discover the concept of “Shifters”-those who can pass among alternate dimensions. 

With the second book in the now trilogy already underway, I can see the main shifting Halli will do is towards the top of the Amazon selling list.

So listen now and share an interesting, and entertaining show as I chat with my special guest today on A Book and a Chat with Halli Lilburn

Barry

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Linda Yoshida, aka Kaylin McFarren was previously on my show
chatting about her debut romance novel “Flaherty’s Cross”, today she returns to
talk about her latest series of books which have already won several awards.

Kaylin has writing in her blood, her great aunt “Bessie B.
Cordell”,  was an evangelistic missionary
during WWII,  and was instrumental in
opening an orphanage in Tientsin, China. She though, also wrote two published
novels, Precious Pearl and Blossoms of the Flowery Kingdom, about her
dangerous, harrowing experiences.
Kaylin is now following down the same road to success with
her latest novel “Severed Threads” the first in the “Threads” series of romance
suspense/adventure novels.
When asked what was the hardest thing re writing a romance suspense
thriller, Kaylin replied…
“The most difficult task to writing a
suspense story is to keep the action moving while revealing character traits
and emotions along the way. Severed Threads contains an array of
characters and each serve their purpose in revealing a twisting and turning
plot that ultimately leads to a pleasant resolve. However, keeping the voices
of each person unique also proved to be a challenge.”
About “Severed Threads” (taken from the
authors web site)
Believing herself responsible for her father’s fatal diving
accident, Rachel Lyons has withdrawn from the world and assumed a safe position
at a foundation office. When called upon by a museum director to assist her
former love interest with the recovery of a cursed relic from a sunken Chinese
merchant ship, she has no intention of cooperating – until her brother is
kidnapped by a drug-dealing gangster. In order to save him and gain control
over her own life, Rachel must not only overcome her greatest fears, but also
relive the circumstances that lead to her father’s death.
 

Using knowledge from her own travels
along with research in underwater treasure hunting Kaylin has penned a novel
that already has people asking for more, a wish that will soon be answered when
further books in the series “Buried Threads” and “Banished Threads” become
available.

So listen now and share an interesting, and entertaining show as I chat with my special guest today on A Book and a Chat with Kaylin McFarren

Barry

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