Interview with Traditional Romance Writer Merry Bond @BookGoodies

Author Meredith Bond joins BookGoodies host Deborah Carney to discuss regency romances, her writing style and tips for authors.

Meredith Bond is an award-winning author of four traditional Regency romances. Magic In The Storm is her first self-published work. Merry has been teaching creative writing for the past five years and has publishing a book based on her classes. Chapter One can be found at your favorite e-book retailer.

Find more information at www.meredithbond.com. You can follow Merry on Twitter at @merrybond and on Facebook, www.facebook.com/meredithbondfan. She can also be found on Goodreads, and now Triberr.

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Lilacs A to E (Lilacs A – Z Series)

Lilacs A to E (Lilacs A – Z Series) (Deborah Carney) A series of books that identify full color images of Lilacs. All images are correctly identified from tags that were attached to the bushes at the time they were photographed. Due to the size of the completed books, we have broken Lilacs A to Z into four books, varieties that start with A through E, F through L, M through Q, and R through Z.

Buddha Beach: Sedona, Arizona (The Southwest Gallery Series)

Buddha Beach: Sedona, Arizona (The Southwest Gallery Series) (Deborah Carney, Liz Fogg, Alec Ababon) As I (Deborah Carney) was photographing the tiny (and not so tiny) rock structures I knew they had to be paired with quotes and sayings from Buddha. I hope you will enjoy this journey through Buddha Beach paired with some insightful quotations. The photographs in this book are taken by myself, my daughter Liz, and her son Alec. I was going to identify who took what, but I don’t want to detract from the beauty of the images and the sayings they are paired with. I will say that I am proud to say that each of us contributed and individual attribution isn’t necessary. All the sayings in the book are attributed to Buddha.

Funky Lilac Flower Art

 

I love lilacs.
I love creating funky art.
Here ya go.
Enjoy!

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Review of The Arabian Nights : A companion

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The Arabian Nights : A companion
Robert Irwin
Nonfiction 342 pages
Tauris Parke Paperbacks. 2004

Henry Reeve discussed the translations of the Arabian Nights available during his time, saying, “Galland is for the nursery, Lane is for the library, Payne for the study and Burton for the sewers.” Burton’s version of the Arabian Nights is full of archaic language, gratuitous vulgarity, and racism. It is also the most readily available complete translation, and the one you may have to read if you want to become thoroughly acquainted with this story collection.

During the time Burton was translating it, a Middle Eastern superstition claimed that no one could read the entire Arabian Nights without dying. Author, Robert Irwin, writes that he read the entire Burton translation without dying, but not without pondering suicide as an alternative to slogging through it. Fortunately, if you wish to be better acquainted with the Arabian Nights, you can read Irwin’s Companion instead.

Irwin explores the Arabian Nights from a variety of perspectives as evident in his chapter titles, including, “Street Entertainments”, “Low Life”, and “Sexual Fictions”. Of particular interest is Irwin’s discussion of how stories mutate, merge, migrate, and reappear elsewhere. For example, a short story about partners plotting to kill each other is the plot of “The Pardoner’s Tale” in The Canterbury Tales. Later it’s a movie plot in The Treasure of Sierra Madre. Other versions of a story from the Arabian Nights, “The Tale of the Woman who Wanted to Deceive her Husband” also appears in Sanskrit in the 11th century, Latin in the 12th, and in the 14th both Persian and Italian in Bocccaccio’s Decameron. In the 20th century, Thomas Mann reused the plot once again in his Dr. Faustus.

Besides Mann, other modern authors have found inspiration in the Arabian Nights, including James Joyce, Marcel Proust, Jorge Luis Borges, John Barth and Salman Rushdie.

Irwin’s The Arabian Nights : A companion offers an expansive and thoroughgoing look at this great work. There is little that he doesn’t touch upon. If you don’t want to risk death by reading the entire Arabian Nights, then read Irwin instead.

Ben Coleman Origami Bonsai Author Interview with @BookGoodies

Author Ben Coleman joins BookGoodies podcast host Deborah Carney to talk about books, writing and current projects.

I’m a former high school math teacher and computer entrepreneur – turned artist, author and inventor! My education was highly technical; engineering, mathematics, and economics. When people began referring to me as an “artist” I felt confused and a little embarrassed. I had never considered the matter.

Over time I have come to understand that I am an artist; in fact everyone is an artist. Each person combines their unique perspective, a lifetime of seeing, touching, feeling and experiencing, into their work. My goal is to unleash the artist in you. I consider myself no more than a facilitator. My techniques are designed to be simple, yet they have infinite possibilities.

Perhaps you will express your artistic side, just like I do, with a discrete emphasis on the technical, or maybe you will discover an aspect of this art form I have not yet explored. Whichever path you choose, I hope you will enjoy following it, and my books are here to help you along the way.

Origami Bonsai is my first book and one of three books in a series for creating botanical sculptures made from paper.

Origami 101 is a book that takes several new approaches to teaching origami. My hope is that this book will make origami accessible to the scores of people that previously considered it too complex.

You can see many more pictures of Origami Bonsai sculptures made by people from all over the world, as well as a free magazine devoted to Origami Bonsai, and folding videos and lots more at http://www.OrigamiBonsai.org

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Author Home Page Link
Link To Book On Amazon
Link to Book on Barnes and Noble
Link to Book for sale via other sites

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David Small Author Interview with @BookGoodies

Author David Small joins BookGoodies podcast host Deborah Carney for an interview about his book of “Small” stories and his advice for authors.

From David:
My first book was published this spring, called Small Stories, and it has been quite a ride. It is actually a scary thing dealing with critics and reviews. You put your heart out there, and it’s fair game and open for anyone. However, I love it all, it’s an adventure worth talking about, and I can’t wait for my next book to be published this fall. My personal website is www.david-small.net and my corporate website is www.smallworldinc.net.

You can also find David on GoodReads.com

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Fun Funky Rose Art (Fun Funky Art Coffee Table Books For Kindle)

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I hope you enjoy my book of whimsical rose art and that it brings a smile to your face. And that each image takes your breath away more than the last one.

~ Deborah Carney

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Michael Fournier Author Interview – @BookGoodies

Author Michael Fournier joins BookGoodies podcast host Deborah Carney for an interview about his books, how he started, advice for new and established authors and his unique book tour that he crowdfunded on Kickstarter. Here are some links to things we discussed in this interview:

My Michael’s Kickstarter Page
Hidden Wheel
A great review of Hidden Wheel
Double Nickels On The Dime

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Cabildo Quarterly
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Michael’s Bio:
Michael T. Fournier’s debut novel, “Hidden Wheel,” uses his punk rock background to reflect on the financial crisis, forced obsolescence, and nature of criticism. The nice folks at Three Rooms Press, based in New York City, have just released this debut. He will tour the United States extensively in support of “Hidden Wheel” in 2011 and beyond.

Fournier is also the author of a book-length discussion of the Minutemen’s 1984 album “Double Nickels On The Dime,” the 45th installment of Continuum Press’s “33 1/3” series. He booked multiple do-it- yourself tours to promote the book upon its 2007 release and read in bookstores, clubs, and galleries in Baltimore, Boston, Brooklyn, Chicago, Concord NH, Easthampton MA, New York City, Olympia WA, Philadelphia, Portland ME, Seattle, San Francisco, and Worcester MA. He’s shared stages with Richard Hell, Duncan Wilder Johnson, Zeth Lundy, Amanda Petrusich, Mike Watt and countless bands.

His music criticism has appeared in Boston Magazine, Vice, the Oxford American, the Boston Phoenix, Pitchfork, and Chunklet. He is a weekly reviewer at 365 Albums A Year (www.365aay.com). His fiction has appeared in Barrelhouse, Fluke, Pennsylvania English, Stolen Island Review and Talking River.

His History of Punk Rock class at Tufts University in Medford, Massachusetts boasted visits from such scene luminaries as Steve Brodsky and Adam McGrath (Cave In), Clint Conley (Mission of Burma), Ian MacKaye (Dischord Records/Fugazi), and Shred (WBCN-FM).

He lives in Western Massachusetts with his wife Rebecca and their cat.