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Tonight’s Book and a Chat was saved by the Alexander Graham Bell, actually more like Saved by JD Glasscock. Yes that is his real name, so please don’t try and put any weird French accent o silence letters as one might have a silent P as in bath.

My original guest though I checked up about 2/3 hours before the show with their agent if they were able to be a guest (having already dropped once before) dropped out with illness about 45minutes before tonight’s program.

Many anxious emails, face book entries and twitters later, April Robbins the guiding light behind Red River Writers put me in touch with me guest JD Glasscock.

JD has just brought out a book entitled “Street Hymns to the Disconnected” a compilation of some of his better poems and lyrics out of my ten chapbooks as well as some of his short films and an excerpt from one of his feature films.

JD was formally a front man for the band Sofa King for many years as well as a music promoter and a slam poet. He quit all that three years ago to focus on film/novels, he had writing over 19 years, since starting out as a slam poet in 1990.

Listen to another enjoyable thirty minute as JD and Barry discuss things from the real orange County and tattoo’s o his journey though creative writing to this release of his book “Street Hymns to the Disconnected”

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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”


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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On tonight’s “Book and a Chat” my very special guest is Louise Shaffer

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
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Today’s radio show with Sarah who is better known and Teen/YA blogger GREENBEANTEENQUEEN. who was today’s guest on my podcast “A BOOK AND A CHAT”.


Nominated for YA blog of the year, avid reader, tween and teen librarian and recently married.

Listen and enjoy all about her blog, the books and reviews she has written, her favorite books, films, authors and anything else we managed to chat about in what is an interesting and enjoyable thirty minutes chat.

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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.


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

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.


Wednesday May 13th 6:30pm EST
I have TIM KELLIS who takes on what could be considered society‚Äôs 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


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.)


Afghanistan’s only known pig is quarantined


American tourist returns chip from Colosseum in Rome 25 years ago later.

Belgium city to go vegetarian one day a week.

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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It has been six months since my book Across the Pond (by Storyheart) was published. So much has happened in that time, am I a published author?

Today while checking out I contest came across the ruling definition of what was classed as a published author.

“We are using Romance Writers of America guidelines to determine publishing status. Anyone who has either: “(1) earned at least $1,000 in the form of an advance on a single novel or novella published by a non-subsidy, non-vanity publisher; or (2) who has earned at least $1,000 in the form of royalties or a combination of advance plus royalties on a single published novel or novella published by a non-subsidy, non-vanity publisher” is considered a published author and is not eligible to enter the contest.”

So have I made $1000? No…
Did I get an advance of $1000? No…

So I guess I don’t class as a published author.

Perhaps if I was Barack Obama writing details of what went on behind the scenes on the campaign trail. Margaret Thatcher on her years with Dennis, or Secrets of the next Harry Potter file. Perhaps if I detailed how Hulk Hugan’s agent turned down the chance to promote the now “George Foreman” grill, choosing instead to put the Hulksters name to a now long forgotten food mixer. I might then be classed as an published author.

So what has happened in my 6 months?

Well I’ve won a couple of awards, I have coming up to a hundred reviews, over sixty on Amazon alone. I’ve chatted to people all over the world during a wonderful fun virtual book tour, made many new friends, been on radio and TV shows, visited schools and had lot’s of fun.

People of all ages have enjoyed “Across the Pond”, sharing their comments and encouragement through reviews, messages, blogs and emails. Even being compared with such great authors as Judy Blume.

So do I describe myself a published author?


Author of Young Adult Romance/Fiction book
Across the Pond

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Saturday on “A BOOK AND A CHAT” I have special guest LILLIAN BRUMMET

Author of the books, Trash Talk, Towards Understanding, Purple Snowflake Marketing. Blogger, writer, radio show host, drum manufacturer and so much more.

Stop by Saturday at 11:00am EST for




Sunday we have Storyheart’s Sunday UK Blog at


This week…. talking “Bob’s your Uncle” a familiar saying in the UK but where does it originate from ?

Find out this Sunday.

Today’s BBC Weird News Snippet.

Tiny bride wows Sierra Leone



Author of Young Adult Romance/Fiction book
Across the Pond

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My Latest radio interview with author Joyce A. Stengel

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