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My guest on tonight’s “A Book and a Chat” is Author/Writer/Poet “Tinisha Nicole Johnson”.

Tinisha has come a long way since at the age of eleven she started writing poetry, keeping several journals of these poems, some of which were published in books poetry collection books.

While poetry is still Tinisha’s first love she has produced novels and short stories across many different realms of writing from her first novel “Searchable Whereabouts” A mystery novel about a woman is trying to unravel the mysterious death of her beloved uncle. To her latest production “Lessons Learned: Loving Yourself as a Black Woman

During the show Tinisha shared with us how “Lessons Learned” came about, the inspiration behind the writing and the hope she has that this book will help others.

A self help book, “Lessons Learned” addresses ten life lessons into a woman’s most intimate and professional life, while emphasizing the importance of self-love. The book touches on issues of happiness, self-love, a woman’s worth, family and more. Although the book caters mostly towards women of color, it is a book that any woman can benefit from. With powerful tips, messages, and suggestions it is, as Tinisha hopes a book that can help many.

During the show many area of Tinisha’s writing and work were discussed including what she is currently working on. So why not sit back and enjoy today’s “A Book and a Chat with Tinisha Nicole Johnson” or else download the mp3 and listen at your leisure.


Direct link to the show
“A Book and a Chat with Tinisha Nicole Johnson”

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“Tinisha Nicole Johnson”

You can find out more about Tinisha and her books at:
“Tinisha Nicole Johnson – Lessons Learned”

Barry Eva (Storyheart)

My Blogs:
Book Information and Things UK – Across the Pond
Book and a Chat Radio Show Guests – A Book and a Chat
Funny, Weird Or Just Interesting News From Around the World – Laugh I Thought My Trousers Would Never dry

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Throughout January on my blog radio show “A Book and a Chat” (http://www.blogtalkradio.com/Across-the-Pond on I will be hosting writers and bloggers of Young Adult Literature.

The Next guest will be “BREE DESPAIN” author of the fantastic YA novel “The Dark Divine

The next YA BOOK Book and a Chat with Bree Despain will be on TUESDAY January 5th at 7pm EST

Here are the full details for the month


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

(Listen to the show or else if you want to talk to the guest dial in on 347- 237-5398)

[Times are EST shows are 30mins unless marked]

Jan 2nd – 11:00am Rhonda Stapleton (Stupid Cupid) 1hr

Jan 5th – 7:00pm Bree Despain (The Dark Divine) 1hr

Jan 7th – 6:30pm Tirzah – “Compulsive Reader Blog”

Jan 9th – 11:00am Michelle Zink (Prophecy of the Sisters) 1hr

Jan 12th – 6:30pm Kristi – “The Story Siren Blog”

Jan 14th – 6:30pm Alyssa – “Shayglade Blog”

Jan 16th – 11:00am Sarah MacLean (The Season) 1hr

Jan 18th – 6:30pm Kyle – “Goodreads”

Jan 19th – 6:30pm Jessica – “Chick Lit Teens Blog”

Jan 21st – 6:30pm Sharon – “Sharon Loves Books & Cats”

Jan 23rd – 11:00am Heidi R Kling (Sea) 1hr

Jan 26th – 7pm Carol Lynch Williams (The Chosen One) 1hr

Jan 28th – 6:30pm The Cindy Loves Books Show

Jan 30th – 11:00am Lisa Schroedar (Chasing Brooklyn) 1hr

Check out http://abookandachat.blogspot.com

Barry Eva (Storyheart)

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As they say, the show must go on, so pulling myself out of my sick bed (why is it always the bed that is sick?) I managed to chat and croak with the very interesting
J.R. Hauptman about him and his new book “The Target: Love, Death and Airline Deregulation”

J.R. Hauptman, is a retired pilot. His book is set in Colorado and the Rocky Mountain West, and tells the tale of the tumultuous first years of airline deregulation and the effects it had on that industry and the people who worked there. There are many people today who believe it was, in large part, the rush to overall dLove, Death and Airline Deregulation back then that led directly to the economic chaos that threatens to overwhelm our entire economy today.

Why not stop for thirty minute and share this enjoyable and interesting chat

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

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Yesterday I was hunting around for a copy of a song I heard a while ago thinking to replace the opening music for my “Book and a Chat” radio shows which currently is set to “Tea for Two”. The reason being, the show is aimed to be a friendly chat between two friends over a cup a tea/coffee. The guests I have had so far and the show has been running since February with over forty shows so far and a waiting list for guests going into November.

Anyway I was looking for a song called “Tickety-Boo” by one of my favorite singers Ralph McTell, who sang the song along with Billy Connolly with the launch in October 18th 1999, Tickety-Boo is tea. The sales of this tea in eighteen months after the launch, Tickety-Boo had already raised over £50,000 to help children in India, China, Romania and Tibet.

The song not only starts with a whistling kettle coming to the boil but has such wonderful lines as…

“A little cup and saucery is magic in the morning.”

“Tickety-Boo, isn’t that nice? The only cup of tea that makes you feel good twice. “

Needless to say I could not find my copy (old cassette) nor find a place on line to purchase or down load the music.

Today I did find the old cassette, and also why I had not played the music as the cassette due I would guess to little fingers was broken.

So while I hunt the internet for another copy I though I’d check up on the meaning of

This is the best I have found…

There are a number of theories regarding the origin of the expression “tickety-boo” (also sometimes spelt “ticketty-boo”, tiggity-boo”) meaning “all in order, satisfactory, as it should be.” or ” Everything is going fine”.”Things are proceeding smoothly or quickly”.
It appeared in the early 1920s, well before World War II, and was in general use by the 1940s. It is still used in UK by people of “a certain age” and therefore has become rather old fashioned.
There is the theory that it is a relic of the British colonial presence in India and it may have originated in the British military. One of the most accepted and common theories about “tickety-boo” connects it to the Hindi expression “tikai babu” or “tickee babu” meaning “Everything’s alright, sir”.

So this week when people ask how you are feeling,just tell them.

“I’m tickety-boo”

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 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


or at


“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 tonight’s “Book and a Chat” my very special guest “Iheartmonster”

Listen and enjoy thirty minutes of enjoyable chat as Storyheart and Shesten better known as “Iheartmonster” discuss about her blog, YA writing, authors, Zumba and even her own language.


It is a really enjoyable and interview that I’m sure will be enjoyed by people of all ages.


Saturday June 20th my special guest is author JOAN EARLY

You can listen to the show at.




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

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The bookings are coming in thick and fast, the guests that appear on a show have all really enjoyed themselves. In fact many have chatted on with me after the show for almost an hour. I have received loads if emails and comments from people who enjoy the easy style of the friendly chat over a cup of tea.

Let’s face it that is what it is all about. I’m no literary genius, no library or book buff. I’m a person who likes to have a chat, who loves to have a laugh and who’s aim is to make the show interesting got all people who listen during or after the show.

Any way I thought I’d share with you, what or rather who is coming om the show over the next few weeks.

While perhaps some of the names might not mean anything now, look out for details nearer the time, and enjoy each and every radio show.

June 9th Wendy Wax
June 13th Irene Watson
June 16th I Heart Monster (blogger)
June 20th Joan Early
June 23rd Nancy Thayer
June 27th Kim Smith
June 30th Alley – (Humor and pencaps blog)
July 4th No Show – Subfest
July 7th Sandee Sgarlata – The Day After Tomorrow,”
July 11th David Liss
July 14th Susan Chodak
July 18th No Show – Capa Avon
July 21st Barbara Bonfigli
July 25th Karina Spencer
July 28th Pat McDermott
Aug 1st Tina Howe
Aug 4th Lanaia Lee
Aug 8th Brian Sandell
Aug 11th Alycia Ripley
Aug 15th Chamein Canton
Aug 18th Douglas Abrams
Aug 22nd Barbara Bretton
Aug 25th Randy Sue Coburn
Aug 29th J.R. Hauptman


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

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Today on my book radio show “A BOOK AND A CHAT” my guest did not show. While I’m sure there must be a good reason, I was not as prepared as perhaps I should have been as I did receive confirmation from my guests agent.

So what do you do?

After a brief outline of the guest and her book, hoping that she would dial in eventually, I went through the guests and events over the last two weeks, as well as some sporting items that have been going on today and mentioning my UK Sunday blog which tomorrow will be about “BIG BEN”. To tourists this is the clock tower which is part of the “House of Parliament” as well as being one of the best known landmarks of London. However.. you are wrong… that is not Big Ben. Read tomorrows Sunday blog to find out all the details.

Okay so that was ten minutes of the show, so what did I talk about for the other twenty?

The answer is what I intend to blog all next week.


Each day next week I will be talking about various ways you can save while helping your book promotion. I wrote this document earlier in the week working on all the various items I have found since my book has come out. It was suggested I make it into an E Book, perhaps to make some money, but to me that went against the whole idea of why I was writing the document.

So starting Next Monday each day through the week I will be trying to offer help for any author, writer or reader as to ways of promoting your book without spending a fortune.

needless to say I got quite into it on the radio show and you can here some of what will be shared on today’s “BOOK AND A CHAT with Storyheart”

PLEASE… if you are a writer, reader, author, story teller etc PASS THE WORD about next weeks blog, it is all to help people by items I have learned and I will tell it as it is. No flowery words, in a language that people can understand.



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

Book Site:http://across-t-pond.com
Follow my daily blog at: http://acrossthepond-storyheart.blogspot.com
Follow my Blog Talk Radio Show at :http://www.blogtalkradio.com/Across-the-Pond
Amazon Reviews: http://tinyurl.com/o7sokpGuardian

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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”


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


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

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Today I was a guest at WXCI 91.7 radio station at Western Connecticut State University broadcasting to a large part of Connecticut. Yesterday I was on my show “A Book and a Chat” I chatted to a Louise Shaffer winner of an Emmy award and now publishers of several books including her latest novel “Serenipity”

One show I was the guest, the other the host, both shows I enjoyed equally.

These days the sitting in book shops all day for handful of people to stop to see what your doing or in many cases giving away have been overtaken by the internet. You can reach all around the world with one blog, one pod cast, one interview. And in doing that reach the people who really are interested in your book, your writing.

The other thing is… Blogs, Pod Radio, Web interviews, all these can be for FREE!!!

When I started my blog radio show “A BOOK AND A CHAT” I did not know how popular it would become. Within a few weeks I was booked for 3 months ahead, so much so, that I started a second program on a Wednesday and that is already becoming full for several months ahead.

Unlike some chat radio shows, I try not to make it sound like a librarian lecture, more as I tell me guests, like “sitting down chatting over a cup of tea of coffee”.

From the response and feed back I have received it seems like I am doing a fairly good job.

Check it out for yourself at http://www.blogtalkradio.com/Across-the-Pond

It does not matter if your a guest or a host, you can enjoy yourself, be part of the show, don’t expect things to be done for you, be ready to go that extra mile to keep the show flowing. If your a whose Google your a host find out a little about them that others don’t know. If your a guest be ready to share general chat and information not just repeat about your book over and over again. Here are a couple of hints for running a blog radio show.


To check your setting dial in number etc… Go to your radio page and click on


One of the options you will see on the left hand side is


Click and that and you will see your details the ones you need to use is

Host Number: (646) 200-4444
Host Pin: 7518763221

You dial in using the host number, your then ask for your pin which you put in.

Once you are logged on you will see on the right hand side the switchboard and you’ll see something like 111-1111 as host on the top that is you.

Underneath you’ll see any guests you have, normally their phone number.

When you are ready to talk to the guest remember to unblock that person microphone under “on the air” if not you’ll not hear (like happened the other night to me as a guest, until I messaged the host). “Call Muted should be set to “unmuted”.

When you are nearing the end of your interview, there will be a two minutes to go count down. What I normally do is a couple of minutes before the end hand over to your guest to let everybody know about their site, book etc.

Couple of Tips.

Make a note of your guests’ phone number. When the show has finished disconnect your phone then call the person back after. If you don’t the recording keeps going and your after show chat is there for all to hear lol as I found out.

Ask your guest to sign in a few minutes before hand so you can chat about the format of the show.

Be prepared with some backup chat just in case the guest drops off or turns up late.

Make sure you do your home work, check blogs, web pages etc to find out about your guest and if possible some weird/funny questions about them.

Tip from Kim Smith friend and radio host:

After saying goodbye to my guest, I mute their line, and close the show. They usually hang up before show ends anyway, so I am okay. It helps me to let them off about one minute before show ends

Don’t forget… it’s all advertising, and in nearly all cases it’s free!

Barry Eva (Storyheart)
Author of “Across the Pond”
Book Site:http://across-t-pond.com

Daily blog at: http://acrossthepond-storyheart.blogspot.com
Blog Talk Radio Show at :http://www.blogtalkradio.com/Across-the-Pond
Amazon Reviews: http://tinyurl.com/o7sokp

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