Channel 3 — August 10, 2020

Who's the greatest basketball player ever?  It's not Michael Jordan.

Madness is the intriguing story of Hank Luisetti, the predawn of March Madness, and how modern basketball was born.

This historical fiction novel is based on the basketball achievements of Hank Luisetti.  Some actual events, aspects, and characters have been fictionalized.

A heart-warming short story that invites readers to the Bronx during the 1960s and into the home of the DeFrancos, where two estranged brothers are forced to play on the same little league team.

In the process they learn about life, each other, and the enduring challenges of being brothers.

Currently playing: John and Emily Goodwin speaking about “SPOTLIGHT on the business of being an author: FREE Online Writers Workshop ”

Emily Jones-Goodwin presents the Writers of the Future Online Workshop.  This is a FREE intermediate level writing course – open to ALL genres.  It includes essays, practicals, and 13 video presentations featuring Writers of the Future judges: David Farland, Tim Powers, and Orson Scott Card.

By the end of the workshop, you should have a short story completed. If you are qualified you can enter your story in the Writers of the Future Contest. The twelve annual winners will be flown out to Hollywood for the week-long live workshop with a full roster of contest judges and publishing professionals teaching as well as giving you their advice on how to make it as professional writers.

CLICK HERE for more information.

Writers of the Future - Writers Workshop

 

Currently playing: Dana L. Brown speaking about “Lottie Loser”

It's been twelve years since Lottie Luce ran away to Indiana, three weeks before her classes were to begin at IU, to avoid a confrontation with her best friend, and secret love, Nick Greyson. On the night she'd believed he was going to tell her that he wanted her for more than a friend, Lottie caught Nick in a compromising position with her long-time nemesis, Ashley Marshall, and the hurt and humiliation were more than she could bear.  Now a product of personal reinvention, Charlotte Luce is the youngest, and first female market president of Olde Florida Bank, and her life is nearly perfect. That is until Nick comes home to Anna Maria Island, hoping to save his father from financial ruin, and Charlotte's carefully created world stands still.  Lottie Loser vacillates between the present, and the memories of the young girl who thought she had found love, lost it, and is now forced to examine the decisions she made, as well as the chemistry she and Nick still share.

Currently playing: Jody Sharpe speaking about “When the Angel Sent Butterflies”

Children need to know love from their parents and others surrounds them.  Love conquers fear and believing that angels are near can help sweep any childhood fear away. In this story Angel Ken’s sending Jones and Kate butterflies was my example of sending love.

Currently playing: Michael Jordan speaking about “The Company of Demons”

2019 International Book Awards Finalist in Mystery/Suspense
2018 Florida Book Awards GOLD Medal Winner in Popular Fiction
Amazon Best Seller in Historical Thrillers
Amazon Best Seller in Mystery, Thriller & Suspense
Amazon Best Seller in Serial Killers
The brutal murder of a friend leaves lawyer John Coleman stunned and sends shockwaves through the city of Cleveland. The technique of the killing recalls memories of the Torso Murderer, who dismembered at least twelve people decades ago and then vanished--eluding even legendary crime fighter Eliot Ness. Jennifer, the victim's beautiful daughter, hires John to handle her father's estate, and romantic feelings for her soon complicate his already troubled marriage. When John finds himself entangled with a cold-blooded biker gang, an ex-cop with a fuzzy past, and the drug-addicted son of the dead man, he struggles to make sense of it all.
But he cannot shake a growing sense of dread.

Currently playing: Kristin A. Oakley speaking about “Carpe Diem, Illinois”

For decades, the small town of Carpe Diem, Illinois has quietly unschooled its children, eschewing tests and classrooms for real-life experiences. Now, long-smoldering political feuds and deep personal secrets threaten to explode. When her mother is hospitalized in Carpe Diem after an auto accident, teenager Tali Shaw, the daughter of a powerful state senator, finds herself at the heart of a vicious conspiracy to bring Carpe Diem down. Can prize-winning Chicago Examiner reporter Leo Townsend overcome his own demons and expose those behind the scheme before it's too late? And when the truth is finally revealed, can Carpe Diem ever be the same?

Currently playing: Lou Alpert speaking about “A Love Letter to My Daughter”

Surrender: A Love Letter to My Daughter chronicles Crystal and her five-year journey with heroin told through the eyes of her mother, Lou Alpert. Two stints in detox, two trips to rehab, two babies, and homelessness are just broken fragments of this engaging story. As Crystal’s disease progressed, so did her mother’s. Stalking her daughter’s addiction and isolating herself to cope with the chaos of loving and trying to fix an addict, she lost herself in darkness until a CNN story exploded and forced her to look at her life and walk back into the light to face her own demons of co-dependency.

Currently playing: Dan Corner speaking about “Is This the Mary of the Bible?”

The evidence regarding this salvation issue is examined by a former pre- and post-Vatican Council II Catholic. In this easy-to-read, documented and Scripture-indexed volume you will be exposed to the present-day official teachings of Catholicism on Mary, which parallel what it has been declaring for hundreds of years through various past popes, cardinals, Catholic saints and theologians to the greatest Marian apparitions that have ever occurred. The Mary of Catholicism is so deeply interwoven throughout the whole of Roman Catholicism that it is impossible to logically reject it and still have a trustworthy religious system left to aid one with spiritual guidance. In this publication you will be presented with compelling evidence contrasting the Mary of Catholicism to the Mary of the Bible.

Currently playing: Kelly Asmus Albornoz speaking about “THE Quit Book”

THE Quit Book

The complete solution in one book. THE book. To help YOU Quit Cigarettes NOW!

Set out to be used like a guided workbook, you get exercises to complete and questions to answer in an order that will help you to achieve clarity around your goals and your smoking habit as a whole.

By completing each section honestly, this book will dramatically increase your chances of taking your control back from cigarettes, setting you up for a mindset of success, and the ability to increase your health, your wealth and live a positive, empowered life free from cigarettes!

Currently playing: Charles W. Page, M.D. speaking about “A Spoonful of Courage for the Sick and Suffering”

A Spoonful of Courage for the Sick and Suffering inspires the sick and suffering to see their challenges through a lens of faith.

Each “Spoonful” chapter provides a small dose of faith, hope, and encouragement written from a physician’s viewpoint. A Spoonful of Courage for the Sick and Suffering inspires readers to:

* Recognize they are not alone, * Respond to their health challenges with faith and courage, * Help others, and in so doing, experience healing, * Experience freedom from worry and stress, * Learn from the lessons of others who have faced a physical crisis and survived.

This compilation of real stories from real people encourages those who are sick and suffering to see their greatest challenges as their biggest blessings―one spoonful at a time.

Currently playing: Jerry Farquhar speaking about “In the Sky - A Retired Captain looks back over fifty-nine years”

The airline world has changed dramatically in the fifty-six years since I entered it. Some changes are for the better, but some are not so good. This book paints a picture of the airline world through my career. I have spent 26,000 hours at the controls of different aircraft. Many pilots who have flown the airlines will have had similar experiences. I make no attempt to be exclusive or comprehensive, but rather to offer a flavor of what this world was like. Most names here are true. Some have been changed or omitted to preserve the sensitivities of those involved. In a few cases, I must plead Winston Churchill's excuse, "that a gentleman never insults someone by accident."

Currently playing: Geri Myers Goodwin speaking about “Mason's Gray”

Rock Icon, Brody Mason, steers clear from commitment at all costs. When an unforeseen accident draws him to the new neighbor, Morgan Gray, he finds her impossible to resist. His stubborn attitude and playboy ways will not be enough to keep the barriers from faltering.  Two strangers, two completely different lives meld together. Fate or coincidence? Either way, love found them when they weren't looking for it.

Currently playing: Kevin Wayne Johnson speaking about “Leadership with a Servant's Heart”

Leadership with a Servant’s Heart exposes front-line, mid-level and senior-level leaders of small, medium and large organizations to practical and proven leadership principles, strategies, facts and real-time examples. Our readers should begin in high school and college as well as the well-educated and progressive population of Millennials. Multiple proven lesson plans will enhance personal relationships while increasing performance and productivity.

This book’s principle goal is to teach, coach, mentor and share several aspects of leading others by valuing and caring for them. While it is true that “…many will not remember what you say, but most will remember how you make them feel,” the readers of this book will learn the truth of this emotion and how to effect change in their respective leadership styles. When leaders value and care for those that they are entrusted to lead, their influence increases exponentially.

Leadership with a Servant’s Heart is systematically divided into three parts, three chapters each, for a total of nine chapters, to emphasize the core characteristics of a servant leader – serving, inspiring and leading:
Part I - The Key to Servant Leadership: Serving Others
Part II - The Goal of Servant Leadership: Inspiring Others
Part III - The Result of Servant Leadership: Leading Others

Currently playing: Rebecca Duvall Scott speaking about “Sensational Kids, Sensational Families: Hope for Sensory Processing Differences”

There is nothing easy about raising a child, especially a sensational one. If you're seeking a handbook on how to support a child with special needs -- especially a child impacted by sensory processing disorder (SPD) or other nervous-system dysfunctions -- look no further. This memoir is a one-stop-shop of insights, and a survival guide for parents and caregivers. Filled with tried-and-true prevention and treatment strategies for SPD, Sensational Kids, Sensational Families is a valuable resource for all special-needs families, including those who cope with or suspect SPD, autism spectrum disorder, Asperger syndrome and ADD/ADHD.

Currently playing: Linda Maria Frank speaking about “Secrets in The Fairy Chimneys”

Annie Tillery joins boyfriend, Ty Egan, and his best friend, Cedric Zeeks, at an archaeological dig in Turkey. All is not what it seems in the fascinating city of Istanbul. The gang finds themselves tracking treasure hunters and thieves through mysterious passageways in Istanbul’s old city, and the treacherous caves surrounding the ancient archaeological site.

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