Thursday, July 2, 2009

Podcast Schedule for July 2009

July 3

WITS owner Yvonne Perry will be interviewing Janet Riehl about her audio book Sightlines: A Family Love Story in Poetry & Music. This four-CD compilation is a follow-up to her book Sightlines: A Poet’s Diary, which was published in 2006. Through these new CDs, Janet shares her works of poetry in her own voice. Intertwined with the poetry are musical selections performed by her father and others. The components of Sightlines: A Family Love Story in Poetry & Music come together to form a beautiful testimony to the love of family. Janet will be discussing the inspirations behind her work as well as the reason that she decided to create this audio book. For more information about Janet Riehl or to purchase Sightlines: A Family Love Story in Poetry & Music, please visit CD Baby.

July 10

Yvonne Perry interviews Marlive Harris—the owner of GRITS.COM Literary Service, which is a company that offers online promotional campaigns for authors. Her website also features reading communities for adults and children. As a former teacher and school librarian, Marlive brings a wonderful perspective to the literary world. Over the six years in which GRITS.COM has been in existence, Marlive has helped many authors through book clubs, podcasts, virtual book tours, and other outlets. During this interview, Marlive will discuss what her company can offer to authors, bookstores, and small presses. To learn more about Marlive Harris and her services, please visit

July 17

Yvonne Perry will be conducting an interview with Dana Smith. Dana is the “Book Marketing Maven” who specializes in book marketing for nonfiction publications. She has published a series of e-books that form the Savvy Book Marketer Guides. The featured topics are Selling Your Book to Libraries, Successful Social Marketing, and Promoting Your Book Launch. Dana brings fifteen years in the publishing industry and a degree in marketing to her writing and consulting. Therefore, she has the experience to help authors cater a book marketing plan to their specific publishing, marketing, and distributing. To learn more about Dana Smith and her business, please visit her website.

On July 24

Sarah Moore will discuss the book New and Selected Poems with poet John Yamrus. This collection includes work that dates back to 1985, as well as sixteen pieces that are being published for the first time. Over his forty year career as a poet, John Yamrus has had over 1000 poems published. He also has produced sixteen books of poetry and two novels prior to the release of New and Selected Poems. This year marks his second consecutive nomination for the Pushcart Prize for Poetry. His poetry has been discussed in classrooms at both the high school and college level. Please join this conversation as John Yamrus shares some insight into his poetry, which takes an honest look at the world in which we live and challenges other writers to think outside their comfort zone. To learn more about New and Selected Poems, please visit the Amazon website.

July 31

Join a conversation between Sarah Moore and author Aaron Taylor, who will be sharing information about his book Alone with a Jihadist: A Biblical Response to Holy War. This book stems from a meeting Aaron had in London with a jihadist named Khalid. For Aaron, who had been raised in charismatic church and was already an experienced missionary, this one encounter transformed his perspective on religion and world affairs. Aaron uses Alone with a Jihadist: A Biblical Response to Holy War to share his belief that Christians are taught by Christ to follow a path of pacifism when dealing with earthly disputes. During the interview, Aaron will discuss his ideas in more details as well as share the work he is doing to put this theory into practice. Alone with a Jihadist: A Biblical Response to Holy War will be available for purchase in August 2009. Please visit Aaron’s website at to learn more.

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