“Dancing Siva” from Keeper of Secrets…Translations of an Incident and The House

•March 1, 2010 • 6 Comments

Read Dancing Siva from “Keeper of Secrets…Translations of an Incident”

and  “The House

Radio Show | Fran Lewis

•September 22, 2010 • Leave a Comment

Author, book reviewer and radio show host for Red River Writers, Fran Lewis discusses her recent publication, Sharp as a Tack or Scrambled Eggs–Which Describes Your Brain?

Sharp as a Tack or Scrambled Eggs–Which Describers Your Brain?” is also available through X-libris.

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Radio | Mingmei Yip

•September 18, 2010 • Leave a Comment

Author, Mingmei Yip, will discuss her recent novel, “Petals from the Sky“.
Mingmei has also written “Peach Blossom Pavilion“.

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Radio Show | Deanna Raybourn

•September 11, 2010 • Leave a Comment

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Author Deanna Raybourn, returns to discuss her 5th and recent publication, and the 4th in the Lady Julia Grey series, Dark Road to Darjeeling.

Deanna is the author of the Lady Julia Grey Series that include: Silent in the Grave, Silent in the Sanctuary, Silent on the Moor

and The Dead Travel Fast“.

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Listen to previous interviews with Deanna on Book Talk, Creativity & Family Matters.

October 24, 2009

April 24, 2010

Radio Show | Rachel Berry

•September 4, 2010 • Leave a Comment

Poet, author of “From the Heart and Heat of Me,” and “Family Pictures,” and blog talk radio host of “From the Heart and Soul with Lady Serenity”, Rachel Berry, will discuss her writings and her radio show. Rachel is the founder and president of Black Pearls United INC.,which was founded in 2000.

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Radio Show | Lisa Unger

•September 3, 2010 • Leave a Comment

Suspense author Lisa Unger returns to discuss her recent novel, “Fragile.” Lisa is the author of “Die for You,” “Black Out,” “Sliver of Truth,” and “Beautiful Lies.”

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Radio Show | Rinda Hahn

•August 21, 2010 • Leave a Comment

Unspeakable Journey

Rinda Hahn discusses her debut novel, “Unspeakable Journey“.

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…Married Life-why i write… | “Antonya Nelson, Escapism, and The New Frontier…”

•August 16, 2010 • Leave a Comment


Posted by Anjuelle Floyd | Filed under …married life | why i write…

During a recent interview for The Writer Magazine, short story writer, Antonya Nelson, also dubbed, “…master of domestic drama…” received the received the statement, “...your work focuses on family-centered problems. Sue Miller has said men used to light out for the territories, but that ‘home’ is the new frontier.”

To the interviewer, Sarah Anne Johnson’s question, “Do you agree?” Nelson responded, “I write about families because that’s what I know. I’m very glad other writers are writing about other things and places, adventures abroad, wars and plagues and science and zombies. But what I know intimately, what I can report on honestly, what I think about endlessly, is the relations among people who are attached to one another helplessly by faithfulness and need, as well as wrestling a contrary urge to be individuals. Family dramas are always positing the self vs. community, private vs. the public, and most importantly, the head vs. the heart.”
A Gift for the Short Form, by Sarah Anne Johnson, The Writer Magazine, September 2010

Reading this I knew immediately that Antonya Nelson was someone whose work I needed to start reading, not simply and so much from my perspective as a writer, but as a person who loves reading about families working it out, trying to work it out, sometimes, and oftentimes failing to work it out.

I am also a writer, who as a wife of 28 years and mother of 3, ages 11, 18, and 23, continually ponders and explores the nature of the marriage relationship, connections that spin and sprout from this union and how ripples in this union spread to those interactions of family members surrounding them. Read the rest of this entry…

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Why Do I Write & What Is My Process? | What Makes Me Tick?–Fran Lewis

•August 15, 2010 • Leave a Comment


Posted by Anjuelle Floyd | Filed under Articles and Essays, Why Do I Write & What Is My Process

Teaching in the NYC Public Schools was not only gratifying but also meaningful. Working with students in grades one through six for the first part of my career.

My Principal felt that I had a special talent and expertise when working with students in learning difficulties and encouraged me to get my second Master’s in Reading and Learning Disabilities. I am glad that I did. The next 19 years I worked as the Reading Specialist and then Staff Developer in both reading and writing.

The best part is I worked in the same school all of those years and the children and parents became part of my extended family.

I taught children from other countries and helped them learn to read, understand our language and excel in school. Before leaving, my mom was diagnosed with Alzheimer’s. I was the Dean of Discipline and helped create a Peer Mediation Program in my school.

Freedom of expression is important, and after retiring from teaching, I realized that there were many new things I could learn to do. I love writing because it allows me to express my true feelings about any subject I choose. Read the rest of this entry…

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Of Dreams, Making them Real and What We Are Willing to Pay…

•August 12, 2010 • Leave a Comment


Posted by Anjuelle Floyd | Filed under Articles and Essays, anjuellefloyd.com

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I recently read two articles on acclaimed mystery author, Janet Evanovich, the first stating that she had requested $50 million from her then publisher St. Martin’s Press to renew her contract, the second, published some weeks later, announcing that in response to St. Martin’s had refusing the requested amount, Evanovich had subsequently returned to Ballantine Bantam Dell Publishers where she first began her career.

While the first article had ended with ponderings of whether Evanovich would receive her request from St. Martin’s, particularly in this poor economy, the second article carefully stated that no one privy to the proceedings had released details of what Evanovich would receive from Ballantine Bantam Dell.

My husband, on hearing the details of the articles, responded with, “$50 million dollars? You must have your numbers wrong. Are you sure you read the article correctly?”

Questioning the figure myself, or rather my ability to remember what I saw, I returned to the website where I had read the articles then announced to him that I was indeed correct. “Wow!” He shook his head, adding, “She must sell an awful lot of books,” referring to Evanovich.

And she has done that. But obviously not enough for St. Martins to grant her request. Read the rest of this entry…

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Radio Show | Breena Clarke

•August 11, 2010 • Leave a Comment

Acclaimed author of  Stand the Storm and  River, Cross My Heart , an Oprah Book Club Selection, Breena Clarke, will discuss her life as a writer, her process for crafting fiction and what keeps her writing.

So tune in.