Monday, August 2, 2010

Writers’ Podcasts for August Range from the Paranormal Fiction to the Sublime World of Art

Writers in the Sky Guests Discuss Series Writing and Life lessons.

Nashville, TN, July, 2010— During the month of August, Writers in the Sky will be offering interviews with three authors who are individually writing fiction series, and an business pioneer turned author, who has written a memoir on success in the special event industry.

The month begins with an escape into a paranormal/sci-fi series that will stir creative juices and set the tone for a month of focusing on series authors. Week two takes listeners into the world of children’s series writing; with the following week offering a memoir written by the queen of the special event industry. August comes to completion with a returning and critically-acclaimed author, who will be unveiling book one in a fiction series delving into the world of art and the artistic muse.

On August 6, author Rowena Portch introduces The Protected, the first novel in her Spirian Series. Portch successfully gifts the reader with a heroine and a story that will capture as well as excite the imagination and joins WITS podcast host Vonnie Faroqui to talk about her plans for the series. When author Rowena Portch lost her vision to retinitis pigmentosa, she retired from her successful career as an editor at Microsoft to focus on her healing and writing work. Portch had already been writing professionally for over 30 years, across different genres and for various publications. She will be bringing years of experience and insight into the publishing world to WITS Podcast listeners.

On August 13, author Dawn Menge returns for a third visit to the Writers in the Sky Podcast to discuss the newest book in her series for children featuring the character of Queen Vernita. In this installment, Queen Vernita Visits Sir Heathybean the Astronomer, readers will learn many wonderful details about the planets and other celestial bodies; and, as always when spending time with Queen Vernita, the repetition of months and days of the week is continued as a learning tool. During the interview with WITS team member Sarah Moore, Dawn Menge will be discussing how she is working to expand the interest in Queen Vernita with the release of each new book, the new characters readers can expect to meet in Queen Vernita Visits Sir Heathybean the Astronomer, and perhaps invite a special guest from the pages of the book to join part of the conversation.

On August 20, Faroqui will interview event planner and business woman Andrea Michaels about her foray into writing, Reflections of a Successful Wallflower, a memoir of her experiences. Michaels is an award-winning and highly-regarded leader in the special events industry, a true pioneer, and will be sharing the memories of a lifetime as she reflects on the many lessons learned along the path to success and her decision to write about them.

The podcast series for August ends on the 27th with The Drawing Lesson and an interview with returning guest author Mary Martin. Ms. Martin will share the inspiration behind her latest series A Trilogy of Remembrance, which focuses on the art world, art politics, and creative madness as well as malicious intrigue. Discover the secrets of a fabulous author as she discusses how she changed her writing style from The Osgoode Trilogy, three novels of legal suspense, to create her latest literary art offering. Martin’s Drawing Lesson is already receiving highly-regarded critical acclaim in Canada and is sure to please American readers.

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