Wednesday, January 30, 2008

February 2008 Podcast Guests

February 1 - Author Steven Bradley will be Yvonne Perry’s guest as he discusses his book titled Nimrod Rising.

Steven Clark Bradley is a former resident and South Bend mayoral candidate. He has lived in 34 countries, including Pakistan, Iraq and Turkey. He has a master’s degree in liberal studies from Indiana University. He speaks French and Turkish. He has been an assistant to a prosecutor, a university instructor and a freelance journalist. Steven is the author of Probable Cause and Stillborn.

Synopsis of Nimrod Rising

Have you ever felt that the world was guided in ways that are beyond man's control? The constant changes in the world since the time of Nimrod 4000 years ago until today and all the events that have shaken the world have been to bring the universe back into the hands of the Prince of Darkness, Lucia, a world that he had ruled with his Watchers before it was all ripped from his grasp when man was created. Nimrod Rising paints a diabolical picture of how the Prince of Darkness executes his evil plot to take the world back by force and destroy civilization in the process. From the Great Builder Nimrod in 4000 BC to today, 666 generations later, you can ride the storm of Nimrod Rising and experience the death of a world and the birth pangs of another. You will swear it is really upon us!

To read more about Stephen Bradley please visit his website

February 8 - Author Nikki Leigh joins podcast host Yvonne Perry to discuss her latest book, Book Promo 101– Basics of Book Promotion.

Nikki Leigh began as an idea in a teenager’s mind. At about 14, Shri Henkel knew she wanted to be an author and she wanted to write under the name Nikki Leigh. It took over 20 years, but she eventually “became” Nikki Leigh. Shri is from the Shenandoah Valley of Virginia.

She owns a consulting and promotional business under her real name. She has 21 years of business management and 15 years of marketing experience. This knowledge was used to create books and articles for business managers. This experience is valuable to her business and promotional clients. She has four business and restaurant books in print. Visit for full details. Her business website is

Book Promo 101 – Basics of Book Promotion is Nikki’s latest book. She created it to share her promotional background with authors. It includes tips and suggestions to help the beginning book promoter or the more experienced promoter. There are review questions at the end of each chapter to help the author to learn more.

Book Synopsis

This is the first in a series to help authors learn how to promote their published work. The author speaks from long experience in promotional and marketing work. She offers her own expertise and she collected quotes from many of the best people in the business when it comes to getting their books "out there" and getting them noticed by reviewers, the press, and readers' groups. The book explores the mentality and process behind promotional work and discusses a wide variety of ways to promote books - many free or low cost techniques.

This book was written in a teaching format and has review questions at the end of each chapter. There are many easy ways to promote and easy questions. More complicated promotional options are included along with more complicated questions to help the author learn and experiment with their book promotion.

Feel free to check the site for more information and contact Nikki with questions –

February 15 -Karen Arlettaz-Zemek wrote as a healing release after the death of her father. Find out how her writing My Funny Dad, Harry provided comfort during her grief. Hear about her publishing experience with Outskirts Press.

Karen grew up with two foster sisters and a foster brother. She is a secretary at a law firm and lives in Parma, Ohio, with her husband, Gerard, and two nice cats, Moe and Spunky Doodle. She enjoys bowling, tennis, playing games on and selling on eBay. Karen has served the Lord Jesus practically her whole life by being involved in many church ministries.

The short funny stories in this book about my dad, his family, his cats and the strange things he did are all true. Many of us deal with aging parents so can relate to a lot of things in this book. You will smile, chuckle and may even laugh out loud but also will find parts very touching that may bring a tear to your eye. Get ready for a quick, easy, emotional read and learn to cherish the people in your day-to-day life. Karen Arlettaz Zemek wrote this book in memory of her father, Harrington "Harry" Arlettaz.

For more information, visit

February 22 -Barbara Milbourn will interview Christine Blake on her book about Mary Magalene. Christine Blake has taught literature and writing for many years as well as served as Youth Minister, further completing her studies with a Certificate of Youth Ministry at the Archdiocese of Denver.

Synopsis: Woman Redeemed is the Every (wo)man story that embraces the
feminine influence on history and celebrates the strength of women in community with one another. Mary Magdalene is a product of a multi-cultural region: empowered by the tales of Roman women and grounded by Jewish heroines of traditional stories. She is a universal symbol of renewal and redemption. As such, Mary Magdalene transcends Judeo-Christian tradition and personifies femininity at its most enduring and inspiring. Tracing her decline through the temptations of this multifaceted world and her attempt to deny her femininity to succeed in a male-dominated society, we explore her difficult, yet familiar, cycle of sin, forgiveness, and reawakening. Finally, as she witnesses the Resurrection, she gains an awareness of the divine in the world and the beauty of women, including herself.

Website: The book is available on and

February 29 -Charlie Hudson will be joining us on Writers in the Sky Podcast to discuss her latest book, Shades of Gold.

Hudson's first novel, Orchids in the Snow, was written after she retired from active duty. Her novels, Shades of Murder and Shades of Truth, invite readers to the fictional town of Verde Key, Florida for an intriguing story and a great cast of characters. Her first book-length non-fiction, The Parent’s Guide to Business Travel: Practical Advice and Wisdom for When You Have To Be Away, is an easy reading book for any parent who has ever faced work-related family separations. Her latest novel, Shades of Gold, returns readers to Verde Key for an intricate tale of obsession, greed and plenty of underwater action.

Below is a synopsis from her latest novel Shades of Gold.

It’s a typical Spring in the Florida Keys. An old man takes his boat out at night looking for Indian spirits; a Prop Master for a film studio is preparing for a location shoot; a troubled young man who refuses to believe his wife no longer loves him is determined to get her back.

The word is out that Hollywood is coming to Verde Key to capture local scenery, above and below water. Chief Taylor considers it to be an invasion, the mayor is counting the economic boost and Police Detective Bev Henderson is happy to hear that her friend, Chris Green, has been hired to give scuba lessons to the handsome lead actor and other members of the cast.

Chris’ excitement is tainted when her ex-convict estranged husband appears in town, a new wedding ring in hand. As tension mounts into a bloody encounter, Bev begins to question what seems to be an open and shut case of tragic obsession turned violent. Are three dead people, who apparently have nothing in common, linked to a secret from the 1940s?

Log onto to read Chapter One for free. Shades of Gold can be purchased through, B &N, or ask your favorite bookstore to order it.

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