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I first came across Nicole Cushing, today’s guest on “A Book and a Chat” back in early 2013 when there was an event around the blogosphere called “The Next Big Thing” where author’s blogged about their current master piece
being worked on or due to be released.

At that time I did a show jumping from one of these blogs to another sharing with the listeners various “next big
things” I found. Since that show I have shared shows with many of those authors whose blogs I stopped at.

Nicole’s “next big thing” is her stunning debut novella “Children of No One”.

When you read reviews that describe the book as… “Sadism, nihilism,
poverty, wealth, screams, whimpers, sanity and madness collide in
Nowhere, Indiana.” You know it is something different.

While a dark novel with many characters that one would normally just despise
and in fact cringe at in many places it is written in such a way that
you can’t but keep turning the page. The characters are so well
described you can from the words immediately picture them in your mind’s
eye.

Now Nicole brings us a brand new book in the form of “I Am the New God”. The book takes the reader on a tour through a couple disturbed minds that tends to
warp reality. it is a fairly brutal novella that is shocking not
only for its graphic nature at times but also for its unfiltered look at
what shapes reality and religion. Nicole is not afraid to shock the
reader and she pulls no punches in telling the story.

As with “Children
of No One
,” there are times in which the book is shocking and
disturbing and there are no apologies for this. The novella is a very
dark and frightening look at religion and how it can shape the world
even if it is not in the way that is easily recognizable. This story
delves to the darkest depths of the human psyche and illustrates the
fine line between creation and cruelty.

About  “I Am the New God” : (Taken from examiner.com)

Gregory Bryce has finally achieved a small level of freedom. Due to
his mental and emotional problems, he had always been sheltered by his
parents as they sought to keep him safe from the world. Now that he is
in college, he is on his own for the first time and experiencing a lot
of new things. Everything seemed to be going well for Greg. That all
changed when he received the first letter.


The letter is from a hierophant who believes the Gregory is destined
to become a god or a devil. It is up to the hierophant to guide Greg on
his road to godhood. The hierophant, a fallen minister, has received
the seven steps to godhood from John the Baptist and feels that it is
his destiny to lead Greg to godhood. As the process begins, however,
the hierophant becomes convinced that there is little difference between
a god and a devil and he is afraid that Greg could go astray. Greg
sets out on the path that the letters set forth and begins a slide into
his destiny. The outcome of this journey is very uncertain.

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 Nicole Cushing

Barry

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Every so often I come across a book on my show that I think
people should read, not just for enjoyment but in many ways for education as
well. While I have only been in America for twelve years thanks to a lot of
knowledge picked up doing “A Book and a Chat” one could say I know more about
the country and in many cases the people than many born and bred people in the
USA.
Today’s guest award winning author Barbara Everett Heintz
and her book “Pinkhoneysuckle” are cases in point. The book has already one several
wards and shows life, being mostly a memoir in an area that many American’s
just do not know about.

Barbara takes her  life story to
describe the “Hidden People” of Appalachia, basically 3rd
world existence,

Where the poor whites and blacks discriminated against and
segregated to the poorest mountainous regions of the Bible Belt, their strength
and identity shaped by religious values and the virtue of living off the land.

Through her own upbringing she is able to provide a unique insight to the Appalachia
in the mid-20th century, the class struggles and poverty, the family dynamics
and rich cultural traditions.

The book takes the reader through the harshness of the Appalachian way of
life that included abuse and incest, Barbara is able to portray the misery that
she lived through.

As one reviewer put it…

The author brings us into her life in Appalachia in a time when most of
America barely even knew they existed. She does not spare the painful details,
yet comes to an understanding of the people she grew up with, family, friends
and neighbors alike. She selflessly loves all as she matures, and her
understanding of the human condition grows.

To my mind it is a must read book, perhaps a true masterpiece. It shares about
how a poor family that lives in the hill country of the rural South. Written in
unique style that it is a pleasure to read, and has the reader constantly what will
be revealed next.
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 Barbara Everett Heintz

Barry

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