WITS begins the month by discussing an inspirational story of an immigrant who faced amazing odds in her efforts to reach, and then succeed in, America. Next, podcast hosts will speak with the head of a self-publishing company with which many of our authors are already quite familiar. May continues with an author who shares his vision of a world in which an airborne virus has destroyed much of the earth’s population. As the month progresses toward summer, the spotlight will be on a poet who offers a new collection of his work. Finally, Memorial Day weekend will start with an opportunity to hear about a new children’s book in which two young boys must unlock an ancient secret.
On May 1, Sarah Moore will interview Dao Hyunh about her new book An Unknown Journey. This novel shares the story of a young girl named Dao who flees her war-torn homeland of Vietnam in search for a better life in America. She becomes one of the “boat people” whose travels became known around the world in the 1970s. The readers first learn about Dao’s life with her family in Vietnam, and then follow her during a year-long journey that finally brings her to the United States. Her determination to make a new home for herself and adapt to a new culture despite many roadblocks is a testament to the struggle of all immigrants. Please visit the Outskirts Press Web site to learn more about Dao Hyunh and An Unknown Journey.
The podcast on May 8 will feature Brent Sampson, the CEO of Outskirts Press. This self-publishing company is a frequent choice for the authors who are featured on our podcast. Mr. Sampson has a new book titled Adventures in Publishing. Written in the format of a child’s story, the book takes its readers through the self-publishing process. He addresses many of the fears and misconceptions that new authors may have. Also, Sampson is able to provide an example of the final product that Outskirts Press offers. Mr. Sampson will discuss his reason for writing Adventures in Publishing as well as how interested writers can get started on their own path to publishing. Adventures in Publishing can be purchased at the Amazon Web site. Please visit the Outskirts Press Web site to learn more about the company.
The month of podcasts takes a very different turn on May 15 when Sarah Moore interviews Michael Presutti, author of the new release Last Words. In this novel, a lone man infiltrates a military compound and releases a deadly virus over the skies of the western United States. As the story progresses, readers learn about those throughout the country who are trying to escape the growing number of the “infected ones.” These zombie-like creatures that have been exposed to the virus have mutilated bodies and are driven to kill their own families.
Readers can sense the desperation and the isolation as fewer and fewer people manage to stay a step ahead of the virus. Please go to Outskirts Press to learn more about Michael Presutti and purchase Last Words.On May 22, Dennis Martin will be the featured guest. He will be discussing his new book of poetry, Rhythmic Notions. This book is intended for anyone who has a fondness for rhythmic, lyrical poetry. Some of the pieces from this collection have been featured over the past few months in the Writers in the Sky newsletter. Dennis creates much of his work with specific artists in mind, usually country artists, and he hopes that someone in the music industry is seriously looking for new, fresh lyrics for recording.
In Dennis’ own words, “There are a few good drinking/honky tonk songs, a number of love songs, love lost songs, far-from-home songs, and a couple of buddy songs. As usual, the tunes are in my head, but I am neither singer nor musician.” All of Dennis' books can be purchased through Lulu.com.
We end the month of May by having Barbara Milbourn host a discussion with Fiona Ingram, who will be sharing her new novel The Secret of the Sacred Scarab. In this book, a 5000-year-old mystery comes to life when young cousins Adam and Justin Sinclair receive an old scarab on their very first day in Egypt. The adventure begins when the evil Dr. Khalid shares a strong interest in the scarab and then pursues the boys in what becomes an amazing journey. Ms. Ingram will be share more details concerning the storyline of her book, how she encourages young readers to get involved with the history and culture to be learned, and what further journeys may lay ahead. The Secret of the Sacred Scarab can be purchased at the Amazon Web site and you can learn more about the book at the author’s Web site.
“May is going to be a wonderful month for our author podcasts, as we will be sharing a wide variety of the newly-published material,” shares Yvonne Perry, owner of Writers in the Sky Creative Writing Services, which produces the podcast. “Whether you enjoy history, horror, grand adventures, poetry, or the opportunities to learn more about the publishing field, we offer something for you this month.”
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