The Authors Show presents: “Two Shades of Vice”

July 18, 2017

The action is hot in Kansas City during the 1960s. Gordon Reynolds happens to be a vicious criminal who has served prison time in five different states over a period of twenty-five years. Gordon is determined to muscle his way into major rackets such as prostitution, bootlegging whiskey, robbery, hijacking and contraband cigarettes. He eventually meets up with Alla Mae Briggs. She knows the prostitution racket very well, since she worked the Kansas City streets for several years. She too has a lengthy rap sheet of twenty-five criminal convictions for the solicitation of prostitution. Gordon needs someone to help him operate his main bawdy house.
The collaboration of their experiences on the streets proves highly profitable. But unforeseen danger causes things to come crashing down all around them. Racist cops, ruthless gangsters, a white supremacist group, jealous pimps and rival hookers are the opposing forces that this interracial couple are destined to face. Crossing the racial line puts them at incredible odds with the law and fellow criminals alike. Based on the true story of how a white man and a black woman fell in love and broke all the rules in order to make their living together illegally.

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The Authors Show presents: What is Man? Male and Female

July 16, 2017

This book focuses on the question “What does it mean to be human”? unlike other best sellers like John Grey’s Men are from Mars, Women are from Venus: The Classic Guide to Understanding the Opposite Sex that focuses on what it means to be male or female as of year 2004.

The scope of What is Man? Male and Female has been broadened to include the interests of Parents in their parenting, Sociologists, Psychologists, and Psychiatrists as well as pre and in-service teachers and other education administration personnel. All of these professions have “Man” as their subject so it is critical to their practices how they view the “human.” Who or what is it that they are attempting to define, teach, or develop therapies for?

Resources used as endnote citations all predate 1987 and most predate 1975. I used original sources written by the philosopher himself or a close colleague.

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The Authors Show presents: “Who Knew?” by Richard F. Libin

June 19, 2017

It doesn't matter what you do, where you come from, or where you're headed. This book is about you. Why? Because everyone is selling something everyday; because everyone is a salesperson - parents, teachers, consumers, employees, sales professionals and even politicians. Every day you are trying to sell something, from the time you get up until you go to bed. You negotiate, communicate and you try to influence the way people think. Like it or not, selling is an essential skill. Who Knew?  

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The Authors Show presents: “Don’t Live the Good Life; Live the Better Life”

March 22, 2017

In wanting the better life, versus wanting the good life you are in essence, always wanting to strive for more. I relate many aspects of life and how we think, to the central idea of wanting the better life. We all want more, no matter where we are in life, but it’s whether or not we want to put in the effort. I discuss many simple, common sense approaches we can all take to create that better life. It is a quite simple, but constant process. Enjoy the results.

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The Authors Show presents: “Elijah - A Graphic Novel”, by Danielle Pajak

March 1, 2017

This visual adaptation of the story of Elijah the prophet from 1 Kings 18 is rich with vivid and symbolic imagery. The story centers on the confrontation between Elijah and the false prophets of Baal where he challenges them and their god to bring fire down from heaven wherein the god who answers by fire is the one true God. It is a simple story with powerful concepts. Each beautifully illustrated page brings these concepts to life through a unique blend of graphite and color, showcasing this story through provocative, startling, and moody atmospheres all leading towards the final confrontation with the Divine. This entire book is a wonderful work of art, each page meticulously crafted to paint the dramatic landscape of the holy battlefield of gods and men.

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The Authors Show presents: “I’ll Always Be With You”, by Violetta Armour

February 24, 2017

Since the horrific night a drunk driver slammed into their car during his driving lesson, young Teddy has had to live with the memory of seeing his beloved father, Stan, die. Now just sixteen, he carries both sorrow and survivor's guilt. Concerned for her grieving son, Mary decides to put as much distance as she can between Teddy and the nightmarish Phoenix intersection that claimed Stan's life. She moves the family to Stan's small Indiana hometown, a place of peace in which she hopes they can build new memories. There, Teddy finds inspiration in an old book his great-grandfather carried with him to America, a book Bulgarian fathers have always read to their sons. Is Stan reaching out to his son from the grave? Mary also makes an equally life-changing discovery in the small town-Rosetta, Stan's high school sweetheart. The deeper Mary digs, the more she learns of the forbidden love Stan and Rosetta shared. During the Civil Rights Movement, they dared to reach out for love across racial lines. Now as their three lives intertwine, Teddy, Mary, and Rosetta must make difficult choices. Will they choose happiness? Or will old pains cause them to live as victims of circumstances?

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The Authors Show presents: A Story of Becoming

February 10, 2017

Best selling and award winning book, A Story of Becoming, by Ayn Cates Sullivan, Ph.D. is a beautiful tale that will resonate with readers young and old. This is a story which speaks on many levels to the hearts of readers who will relate to the hopes, fears and dreams of the apple tree as she struggles to survive and fulfill her purpose. Exquisite illustrations provide the perfect backdrop for the words penned in this lovely book, which is sure to become a favorite among readers of all ages.

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The Authors Show presents: “Ian and the Great Silver Dragon; A Friendship Begins”

February 4, 2017

Ian and the Great Silver Dragon; A Friendship Begins follows Ian and the Great Silver Dragon Bry-Ankh, a series of stories that sow the seeds for success. These are adventure stories showing middle grade readers how to make their dreams come true.  These are books with a positive message and tools for success and personal accomplishment, based on ancient wisdom. The idea is that dreams are “things” that can become real when readers know the recipe. Whatever the heart and mind of an individual can conceive, and believe, it can achieve.

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The Authors Show presents: “Silky’s Christmas” by author Margaret Arney

January 30, 2017

Silky's Christmas by Margaret Arney brings to you an inspirational story told through the art of puppetry. It is a story that will be enjoyed by both children and adults alike. Join Silky and her friend's on their soul nourishing journey. Relive the magic again and again.

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The Authors Show presents: Mama’s Curse

January 11, 2017

This is Tia’s story about the mother-daughter bond—and the horrible disease—the two women shared. Tia calls it “Mama’s curse.” Mama was diagnosed with breast cancer, just as Tia began her career as a police officer with the Los Angeles Police Department in 1981. As Tia rose through the ranks at work, she cared for her mother while raising her two daughters, with the support of her husband. The horrors she witnessed on the streets of LA, such as gang violence, drug abuse, and untreated mental illness, had her questioning her own generational curses, as she encountered some of those woes at home with her siblings. Then the unthinkable happened. Or maybe it was destiny; like Mama, Tia was diagnosed with breast cancer.
Tia’s story is filled with tragedy and triumph. She learns from life’s hardest lessons as she fights to manage the societal woes that adversely affect her life. She ultimately comes to the conclusion that Mama’s curse, was a blessing.

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