Monday, May 26, 2014

My radio play is live! Let's hear more radio plays. Here's where you can hear them:

The first question I asked in my self-interview on Smashwords was where can you hear radio plays?

Do you have order them online? Maybe a low wattage radio station will air one? There are many places where you can put on a radio play and in these days of high school budget cuts, it would make sense for a drama coach to consider producing one. Then, you can burn CDs of the play and sell them to raise money for the school.
This is especially true of you have a small cast and sound effects you can easily order online. Another place to easily put on a radio play would be a podcast that specializes in comedy, or Science Fiction. Just pass the scripts around, do a read through with the sound effects CD (or provide some with things like crinkling paper, stomping on the floor, etc.) then do it on the air. The same is true with public access radio stations. The last place would be college radio. Even music shows will have a spoken word program such as poetry to have a chance of pace once in a while.

So, podcasters, public access radio show hosts, high school principals, drama coaches, you can entertain countless people for next to nothing.

Here is the link for my radio play:

Saturday, May 24, 2014

Let Black Baccara serenade and inspire you.

My husband and I first met Sarah Roberts Graham at California Pizza Kitchen and found out that she would be singing at  a local coffee house that Friday night. We braved the bitter January weather to hear Sarah and her husband Matthew sing. The ballad, 'I don't Remember You' brought tears to my eyes. Their band, Black Baccara is an Americana/Folk acoustic duo. Check out some of their videos here:

My husband and I look forward to hearing them again! 

Thursday, May 15, 2014

Fantasy short story writing contest: Entries due TOMORROW - just heard about date change.

 Photo: NEW WRITING CONTEST: This week I thought we'd do a different kind of writing contest. Write a fantasy short story (at least 500 words) or poem (no word limit) using this pic for inspiration! Who is this girl? Who is the tiger? What is their relationship? Is he a real tiger or a shifter? You make the call! Send entries to by 6 p.m. EST, Friday, May 23. Winners will be announced then. Good luck! 
NEW WRITING CONTEST: Something new. Write a fantasy short story (at least 500 words) or poem (no word limit) using this pic for inspiration! Who is this girl? Who is the tiger? What is their relationship? Is he a real tiger or a shifter? You make the call! Send entries to by 6 p.m. Eastern Standard Time, SUNDAY, May 18th. Winners will be announced then. Good luck!

Saturday, May 10, 2014

Writer and voice actor Dustin Beard: Only in his teens and already 'Out of Time'.

Dustin Beard is pursuing his creative dreams with the use of his voice and his imagination. I just read his short story, "Out of Time" and found it to have the same scary, chilling edge as the shows I loved growing up in the Sixties, such as Twilight Zone and The Outer Limits. I won't spoil it for you. Here's the link if you want to check it out:

He recently had a job shadow at a public radio station (WKOK) and was asked to read one of their commercials. They were really impressed with his vocal ability! Since then he has continued to write stories and work on his voice acting skills. This summer, he will be working with different online games, and acting out different character roles. Dustin, you're off to a great start!

Talent runs in the family. I found about Dustin from his older sister Destani at the Tennessee Renaissance Faire where I bought one of her music CDs. She's a singer/songwriter and her father, Ed Beard, Jr. is a famous fantasy artist. Here is Ed Beard Jr.'s link:

Check out my other blog, Blogs About Writing where I am featuring the music and lyrics of Destini Beard!

Monday, May 5, 2014

The works of Roy Askham: Edwina goes Medieval..literally.

Edwina's life is full of surprises. She moves into a five hundred year old Tudor cottage in the North of England. Little does she understand what is about to happen in her bed on her first night. Having a very lucid out of body experience, she is alarmed when she is zapped back in time to Medieval England, where she encounters a man who is stripping off his own clothes and replacing them with a dress. The man cannot see Edwina in her out of body condition. She watches on as a woman unexpectedly appears on the scene much to the horror of the man.

Each and every night for months on end, Edwina finds that she cannot retire to bed without her bedroom decor changing to the decor of the Medieval period. She continues to watch the man on his travels from England to Scotland where he finds himself in grave danger. As Edwina watches, she is devastated to learn that besides being trapped in time, she is also possessed by an evil entity, which causes devastating consequences for her in the twenty first Century.

I have just read the sequel, Nothing, soon to be released on Amazon. Sparing you any spoilers, Edwina takes the reader on a wild ride.
Curious about Evil Across Time? Here is the link:
Kudos to you, Roy Askham.