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The Families Matter Show with Kecia Burham VS Grenier 05/23 by WorldOfInkNetwork | Blog Talk Radio

BTR’s World of Ink Network show: Families Matter with hosts VS Grenier, Kecia Burcham and Irene Roth.   The Families Matter show airs live once a month on the 4th Wednesday of the month at 6pm EST - 5pm CST - 4pm MST - 3pm PST   We have a special guest joining us this month! Nicky VanValkenburgh is the author of "Train Your Brain, Transform Your Life: Conquer Attention Deficit Hyperactivity Disorder in 60 Days, Without Ritalin." This book was voted “Best Self Improvement Book of 2011” by the Mom’s Choice Awards and “Best Motivational Book” by Reader’s Favorites Awards. She was also a Grand Finalist in the USA Today Book Awards, in the Health: Alternative Medicine category. Nicky is a motivational writer with 20 years experience writing for newspapers and  magazines. She has a Master's in Journalism, and a Bachelor's in Psychology. She is also a contributing writer for Upstate Parent, Low Country Parent and Palmetto Parent magazines, which are p

Guest Post Wed: Write What You Know!

Write What You Know!  with Mary Cunningham The dream takes place in a mysterious attic. At times the attic is exciting and mysterious, but many times it is dark and foreboding. I'd just finished telling my best friend, Diana, about the recurring dream I'd had for almost 20 years, when I had a "light-bulb" moment. It occurred to me that the dream took place in the attic of my childhood friend, Cynthia. "Hmmm…" Diana pondered, "Cynthia's Attic. What a great title!" That's when the dreams stopped and the writing began. I sat in my New Jersey home wanting desperately to write about the dream and to recall the fond memories of playing in Cynthia's attic as a child. I should write a memoir! No…a picture book…maybe a song! (That didn't work!) Nothing seemed to strike me, so I let go and just started writing. A four-page memoir eventually turned into a 33,000-word young reader novel, and took more than three years to write. Anot

SFC Blog: Families Matter: May '12 Book Lovers Blog Hop & Giveaway

Book Lovers May '12 Blog Hop: Make friends, share the love of reading and be entered to win a FREE book! All you have to do is post the Book Lovers Blog Hop and World of Ink Tour Banner below to your blog. You are free to copy any of the content here on this blog hop page to help promote the Book Lovers Hop and World of Ink Tours on any social network.  Tweet it once to twice a day, share on Facebook, LinkedIn, SumbledUpon, Pinerest, etc and then follow others back that leave you a comment.  By joining the Book Lovers Blog Hop, you are automatically entered in our Book Giveaway! There will be two (2) winners for this Book Giveaway. The first place winner will win an eBook copy of Gaia's Gift by Fran Orenstein. The second place winner will receive a copy of Against the Tide by Hope Irvin Marston. Note: One book per winner. Click the link below to enter and join the hop SFC Blog: Families Matter: May '12 Book Lovers Blog Hop & Giveaway

What is Success Show with VS Grenier Marsha Casper Cook 05/18 by WorldOfInkNetwork | Blog Talk Radio

Join hosts VS Grenier, Marsha Casper Cook and co-host Bennet Pomerantz on May 18th at 1PM EST – 12PM CT – 11AM MT – 10AM PST. This is a discussion based show.  Call in number: 714-242-5259 This Week's Topic: Have really done everything the right way but cannot get published? Time to take a hard look and stay positive. Call in, post your questions in our chat room during the show or email your questions to us at htt:// or here at BTR. Click the link below to listen to the show: What is Success Show with VS Grenier Marsha Casper Cook 05/18 by WorldOfInkNetwork | Blog Talk Radio

Interview Friday: Award-winning Author Fran Orenstein

Fran Orenstein, Ed.D., award-winning author and poet, wrote her first poem at age eight and submitted a short story to a magazine at age twelve. Her published credits include a ‘tween mystery series, The Mystery Under Third Base and The Mystery of the Green Goblin , a fantasy series for ‘tweens, The Wizard of Balalac and The Gargoyles of Blackthorne , a ‘tween fiction novel dealing with childhood obesity, self-image, puberty, and bullying, Fat Girls From Outer Space, ( Sleepytown Press ), and two young adult historical romances, The Spice Merchant’s Daughter ( Whiskey Creek Press ), set in France and Prussia between 1685 and 1703 and The Calling of the Flute ( Sleepytown Press ) set in Lithuania in 1897. Moving into literature for adults, prize-winning short stories and poetry have appeared in various anthologies. A book of poetry for adults is currently in the works for publication in spring 2012. VS: I want to thank you for being my guest here on The Writing