Friday, March 27, 2009
Writers’ Podcast Will Examine Human Relationships with Self and Others
Nashville, TN, March 21, 2009—Writers in the Sky loves discovering the talents of new authors, especially when their writing provides insight. Wonderful books can entertain and promote self-reflection at the same time. The new releases featured in April’s series of podcast interviews provide such a perfect combination. WITS begins the month with an author who shares a collection of short stories that speak to heartache, new love, and the bonds of family. Next, is a discussion with a specialist in health and stress management who shares how to create a more balanced life. The podcasts continue with a touching new novel that explores the innocent experience of first love from a perspective of respect and humor. Ending the month of April listeners discover a teenage sleuth who teaches the readers about maintaining confidence and strength under the most difficult of circumstances.
On April 3, Sarah Moore will be interviewing Jeff Roberts about his new book entitled Little Stories. This book is a collection of short stories written by Mr. Roberts during his days as an undergraduate at the University of Iowa. The strength of his writing comes from his ability to capture the most heart-wrenching of emotions which most of us will experience at some point in our lives. While written as pieces of fiction, these stories contained within Little Stories read like the personal pages from a journal. The author will be discussing the inspiration he used to capture such raw emotion, his decision to place his student work into a published collection, and why he enjoys the short story format. Please visit the Outskirts Press Web site to learn more about Jeff Roberts and Little Stories.
The following Friday, April 10, will bring us an interview with Jay Greenfeld. He will be discussing his new book, My Choice My Life, which shares methods through which the readers can develop a greater sense of balance in key areas of their lives. The content is geared primarily towards a younger audience, with topics such as choosing healthy relationships, making smart decisions concerning alcohol and drugs, and succeeding in school or at that first job. Instead of simply providing a set of absolute answers, Greenfeld encourages his readers to reflect on their individual situations and use his advice as a springboard to determine solutions that make sense for them. My Choice My Life may be purchased at the Amazon Web site.
The series of interviews continues on April 17 with an author who uses the pen name Storyheart. In his new release, Across the Pond, Storyheart writes a story about the innocence and excitement accompanies first loves. When teenage boy Fred Squire is sent by his parents to visit family friends in America, he never imagined that he would meet the girl of his dreams in the very house in which he was staying. Storyheart allows their romance to unfold with a refreshing level of appropriateness for the age of his characters, but always in a way that is respectful of their genuine emotions. Along the way, he has some fun playing up the cultural and language differences that exist on both sides of the Atlantic. This novel rewards good decisions and the kindness that is displayed between the main characters. Interested readers can purchase Across the Pond at Amazon.
An interview with M. Carol Coffey on April 24 winds up the month as the author discusses her new novel, Zoe Lucky and the Green Gables Mystery. The young heroine of this book has recently moved into a new apartment complex at which frightening events keep occurring. She uses the strong will and determination that often can be found only in teenagers to pull together the clues in her surroundings and bring the lurking criminals to justice. Coffey uses her love of animals and personal affiliation with organizations that educate about birds to integrate the winged creatures into her plotline. From the parrot that recognizes the true character of those who walk into Zoe’s apartment to the crows with long memories that assist in locating the villains, the birds are essential to the story’s development. Readers may learn more about Ms. Coffey and Zoe Lucky and the Green Gables Mystery at the Outskirts Press website.
“As is our goal every time, we strive to provide our listeners with books and interviews that introduce interesting characters or insights into our own characters,” shares Yvonne Perry, owner of Writers in the Sky Creative Writing Services, which produces the podcast. “I enjoy reaching the end of every interview with the feeling that I’ve learned something and, in many instances, made a new literary friend!”
About Writers in the Sky: Writers in the Sky blog, podcast, and newsletter is a three-fold production filled with information about writing, publishing, and book publicity created by Yvonne Perry as part of Writers in the Sky Creative Writing Services (http://writersinthesky.com/). Listening to Writers in the Sky Podcast on a computer is easy. Go to http://yvonneperry.blogspot.com/. On the right sidebar there is a list of archived shows. Click on the interview you would like to hear and it will open a post that has a link to the audio file.