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Red River Radio Presents What’s Write for Me with Kelsie and Rick

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Join Us Wednesday, April 24 from 4-6 PM Eastern on Blog Talk Radio

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Dragons, and Dryads and Elves – oh my!

We’re taking a step in a slightly different direction. Anyone who plays video games knows that there is an incredible story behind each one. Even if the history isn’t active in the game, it’s there. World building for a fantasy game can be especially challenging.

This week, we will chat with Rick Simmons, programmer and trouble shooter for Istaria: Chronicles of the Gifted. He is joined by Kelsie Belanger, an artist and animator for the game.

I’m looking forward to getting to know these two talented people a lot better. I know we’re going to have a great time, regardless of where the conversation takes us.

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Meet Artist Kelsie Belanger

How are you involved with Istaria?

I’m an artist, specializing in 3D animation and user interface (so icons), as well as some minor work in texturing and modeling. I also own and manage the Discord and have managed various events in the past.

Favorite pastime

I love to draw, but mostly I like playing video games with my friends.

Favorite book series or author

My favorite book series is the Age of Fire series, by E. E. Knight, though really only the first three books.

Family, furry friends or other life stuff

I have an elder sister and a young niece, and a whole boatload of cousins. I’ve a cat and a lizard as pets, though I really want a snake in the future, too.

Major things happening in life right now

I’m working my way through college to get a bachelor’s degree in Biology, however I do hope to get into the gaming industry as a 3D animator in the future.

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Meet Programmer Rick Simmons

How are you involved with Istaria?

I’m a programmer and do client and server side programmer. In general, I try to keep some distance from the design side of Istaria. It’s my experience that programmers make games that programmers like, while Istaria is intended for a wider crowd.

Favorite pastime

I like cooking and reading. For fiction, I usually read hard scifi and non-fiction is currently the psychology and biology of consciousness.

Favorite book series or author

While a bit older of a series, I still think the Hyperion Cantos by Dan Simmons is a fantastic. I think a Canticle for Leibowitz deserves to be read more widely. For non-fiction, Gödel, Escher, Bach: An Eternal Golden Braid by Douglas Hofstadter is a favorite.

Family, furry friends or other life stuff

Wife and two kids, but kids are mostly grown up now.

Major things happening in life right now

Getting on the crazy train… I think we’re on the cusp of significant changes to our lifestyle, based on climate change, and trying to figure out a better place to live that is more insulated from those effects. Maybe not so crazy.

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Red River Radio Presents Dellani’s Tea Time with Author God-Son, KA Lugo, and Karen Vaughan

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The year is almost over, and the holiday season has already begun! Of course, it started in October, as far as stores were concerned. Officially, is a different matter. In celebration of all things celebratory, we have three great authors to chat with.

Author Godson

First up is Author God-Son, owner of God-Son Publishing and author of The J Wilkenson Story: Thirteen Going on Thirty Five. We’re delighted to have him on the show. Welcome God-Son!

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Next is no stranger to the show. Karen Vaughan is the author of comic mysteries, predominantly her lively Laura and Gerry books, as well as Holmes in America and Dead Comic Standing. She also helps promotes other authors, not only with her Writer’s Roundtable show, but with Owl & Pussycat Productions. Welcome back, Karen!

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We round out our trio with author KA Lugo, author of Slaughtered: A Jack Slaughter Thriller. Though this is her debut novel under this name, KA is a seasoned author in another genre. She’s also a seasoned guest on the show. We’re delighted to have her back. Welcome, KA!

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Red River Radio Presents What’s Write for Me with Jenny and Mark!

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Wednesday, October 24, join Dellani and Christina as they chat with authors JS Burke and Mark Stevens. This is Jenny’s second visit, and Mark’s first. We know they’ll have a great time, and so will you!

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Mark Stevens

The son of two librarians, Mark Stevens was raised in Lincoln, Massachusetts. He graduated from Lincoln-Sudbury Regional High School in the suburbs of Boston and from Principia College in Illinois. He worked as a reporter for The Christian Science Monitor in Boston and Los Angeles; as a City Hall reporter for The Rocky Mountain News in Denver; as a national field producer for The MacNeil/Lehrer NewsHour (PBS) and as an education reporter for The Denver Post.

After journalism, he worked in school public relations before starting his own public relations and strategic communications business. He lives in Denver. Mark and his wife have two grown daughters.

Mark is currently president of Rocky Mountain Mystery Writers of America and hosts a regular podcast, The Rocky Mountain Writer, for Rocky Mountain Fiction Writers. Mark is the author of the Allison Coil Mystery Series which includes Antler Dust, Buried by the Road, Trapline, Lake of Fire and his newest release, The Melancholy Howl.

 

JS Burke

JS Burke

J. S. Burke is the creator of the award-winning Dragon Dreamer series: Science Fantasy Adventure with flying dragons and an undersea world. Burke has worked as an author, artist, and marine biologist, studying creatures of the dark abyss and diving on coral reefs. The author lives in Georgia with family and rescue pets. Burke loves chocolate and so do the dragons!

The Dragon Dreamer series grew from years at sea, a fascination with the alien, intelligent octopuses, and a love of dragons. These stories blend imagination with real science and author experiences. The deadly sea storm that threatens Arak, a young dragon, is one Burke survived. This series of young adult books is for age 9 and older. “Fantasy Snowflakes Coloring Book” has original, hand-drawn snowflake mandalas inspired by the Dragon Dreamer series. J.S. Burke is the author of The Dragon Dreamer and Dragon Lightning and Fantasy Snowflakes Coloring Book.

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Red River Radio Presents Dellani’s Tea Time with Addison & Nancy

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Be sure to join us for Dellani’s Tea Time on Monday, October 15th from 4-6 PM Eastern, when our guests will be Addison Brae and Nancy Stohlman!

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Addison Brae lives in Dallas, Texas on the edge of downtown. As a child, she was constantly in trouble for hiding under the bed to read when she was supposed to be napping. She has been writing since childhood starting with diaries, letters and short stories. She continues today with articles, video scripts and other content as an independent marketing consultant.

When she’s not writing, Addison spends her time traveling the world, collecting interesting cocktail recipes and hosting parties. She’s still addicted to reading and enjoys jogging in her neighborhood park, sipping red wine, binge-watching TV series, vintage clothing and hanging out with her artistic other half and their neurotic cat Lucy. Her book, Becker Circle, is available from Tirgearr Publishing.

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Nancy Stohlman’s books include Madam Velvet’s Cabaret of Oddities, The Vixen Scream and Other Bible Stories, The Monster Opera, Searching for Suzi: a flash novel, and Fast Forward: The Mix Tape, a finalist for a 2011 Colorado Book Award. She is the creator and curator of The Fbomb Flash Fiction Reading Series, the creator of FlashNano in November, and the co-founder of Flash Fiction Retreats. Her work was recently anthologized in the WW Norton anthology New Micro: Very Short Stories. She teaches writing at the University of Colorado Boulder.

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Red River Radio Presents What’s Write for Me with Melissa and Steven

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TODAY from 4-6 PM Eastern

Enough with the change of seasons, and talk of the weather! Let’s focus on what’s really important in life—books, books and more books. Our authors today have some great ones to share with us, so let’s talk books!

Melissa Macfie

First up is Melissa Macfie author of Fate’s Hand, Reliquary’s Choice, and Oracle’s Curse. This is Melissa’s first time on the show, so let’s give her a hearty welcome.

Steven Manchester

Second is Steven Manchester author of Three Shoe Boxes, The Rockin’ Chair and The Changing Season, among others. This is his first visit too, so we’ll settle back and have a good time.

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Red River Radio Presents Dellani’s Tea Time with Mari and Sue

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Dellani's Tea Time with Mari and Sue

Monday, August 13 from 4-6PM Eastern Join Us for Dellani’s Tea Time with Mari & Sue

Summer’s coming to an end – at least in some parts of the world. Here in Florida, it’s summer 99% of the year! However, officially, as far as the school system is concerned, it’s winding to a close. Students are trotting off to the hallowed halls of education, leaving Mom & Dad with a little extra time on their hands. Yay! How better to spend that time, than reading a book? My two authors today have wonderful adventures to share with you.

First up is Mari Collier, author of the Twisted Tales Series, and the Chronicles of Maca Series. This is Mari’s first time on the show, and we’re so excited to have her with us. Welcome, Mari!

Also joining us is Sue Coletta, author of spine tingling mysteries, Scathed, Cleaved and Marred, and many more. This is Sue’s second (or maybe third) visit to our show. Welcome back, Sue!

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Red River Radio Presents Dellani’s Tea Time with Kevin, Kevin and Kim!

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Join us Monday, May 14, 2018 from 4-6 PM Eastern!

It’s officially summer here in Florida. We’ve already had several days with temperatures in the 80s, and we’ve had more than one thunderstorm. Beaches are crawling with tourists who want to spend the day in the sun. Surely, a good book would make the time pass pleasantly?

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Our first guest is K.M. Ecke author of Moral Panic. Not only does he have a good book to entertain you, he’s also a musician, with an album called Change of Mind. You can hear his music on Spotify, or his YouTube channel, The Dream Flow. This is his first time on the show, and we’re delighted to have him here. Welcome, KM!

KM will be on from 4:00-4:40 EDT

Kim Terry

Our next guest is Kim Terry, author of From Her Mother’s Arms. We’re so happy to have her on the show for the first time. Welcome, Kim!

Kim will be on from 4:40-5:20 EDT

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Our final guest is KG Bethlehem, the author of Fantasy, Sci-Fi, and Dystopian novels, including Avenging Knights, Astronomical, and The Forever Spring. This is also KG’s first time on the show, and we’re so pleased to have him here. Welcome, KG!

KG will be on from 5:20-6:00 EDT

Join us for a fun filled 2 hours while we talk to these fantastic authors!