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My guest on the show today has come a long way since teachers told him he could not be allowed to take a creative writing class. U.L. Harper has come a long way since those days. His current novel “The Flesh Statue” shows just how far.

U.L. went to college for journalism, getting literary feet wet at UCLA (University of Cypress Lincoln Avenue). His writing developed, as U.L shared with us, through the realms of a part time slam poet, moving around different cities cursing at the audience in the name of art and style. From there his writing continued as Editor in Chief for the Cypress Chronicle.

The Flesh Statue” is a novel that touches many if life’s issues, many of which U.L shared with us during the show, from Alzheimer’s, which leaves the books main characters Langely’s Grandfather sitting like a statue made of flesh (hence the book title).

Subjects such as abortion, abuse, death, graffiti, neighborhood watch groups and the police fill the pages of this interesting, entertaining and poignant novel. As “The Flesh Statue” follows Langley on this search for answers, and the array of characters he meets along the way.

As U.L shared during the show, there is another novel in the pipe line and I’m sure we’ll hear pleny more about my guest on today’s “A Book and a Chat with U.L. Harper

So why not sit back and listen to the show or else download it and share the broadcast at another time.

Barry

Direct link to the show
“A Book and a Chat with U.L. Harper”

or you can download the mp3 file of the show from
“U.L. Harper”

You can find out more about Kathi and her books at:
“U.L. Harper – The Flesh Statue”

Barry Eva (Storyheart)

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My guest on tonight’s book and a chat is mother of five (plus two grandchildren), English teacher an author Christa Allan whose debut novel “Walking on Broken Glass” was released this year.

Christa has been called “A true Southern woman who knows that any cook worth her gumbo always starts with a roux and who never wears white after Labor Day“. And while I come from the south as well, in Christa’s case it’s not the south of England, rather Louisiana.

During the show Christa shared with us from her earliest writing exploits to how her own life experiences have helped her to write this powerful book about alcoholism, SIDS, and facing up to the realities of life.

Christa went on to explain how the book nearly was lost when she had to leave her home with a half completed manuscript stuffed into zip-lock bags thanks to hurricane Katrina. However like her own life the Christa’s writing could not be stopped even by not one but two hurricanes.

Eventually with the help of a fellow author, Christa linked with Rachel Gardner of WordServe Literary. Rachelle’s blog, Rants & Ramblings on Life as a Literary Agent, has won the Writer’s Digest 101 Best Blogs for Writers award for two years.

A year later Abingdon Press, a Methodist publishing house launching fiction for the first time, bought her novel, and started this talented lady on the path to literary success.

So sit back and listen to show or else download it’s mp3 file and listen later to “A Book and a Chat with Christa Allan

Barry

Direct Link:
“A Book and a Chat with Christa Allan”

or you can download the mp3 file of the show from
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You can find out more about Christa and her book at:
“Christa Allan – Walking on Broken Glass”

Barry Eva (Storyheart)

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