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Author Assist Host: Karina Kantas

Hey, folks welcome to my show Author Assist.

My name is Karina Kantas and I am a full-time author. I currently have nine titles published, number ten is in the oven getting roasted. (with my editor)

You know writing can be a lonely business, but it’s after the book is ready that authors have the most problem with. That’s where I come in. I can answer their questions of

- ‘So what do I do next?’ or 'Why aren’t I getting any sales?'
I run a successful business supplying author services. I help indie authors find the right path or get back on track.

Author Assist radio show is a fun comfortable chat with independent authors. We talk about their books, life and the industry. There’s a Q&A on marketing and promotion, and I feature an independent rock band in the break.

So, join me and my guests as we take you through a vast library of amazing fiction.

Tune in to Author Assist, every second Friday of the month.


Books By Karina Kantas

New Release MC romance YA Edition
In Times of Violence
http://bit.ly/ITOVYAE

 

Karina Kantas Links:     kkantasauthorassist@gmail.com


https://www.facebook.com/KKantasAuthorAssist         www.urbanhype101.wordpress.com


https://www.facebook.com/ExplosiveWriter         https://twitter.com/KarinaKantas


https://www.amazon.com/Karina-Kantas/e/B0034P98EW

Theme Music Provided By GHOST SEASON

Ghost Season is a high energy Alternative Metal band from Athens, Greece. Formed back in July 2013, Ghost Season was an idea spawned by Dorian Gates (bass) and within weeks Nick Christolis (guitar) joined to complete Dorian’s vision. The purpose was to create fresh, new material in patterns of Hard Rock and Alternative Metal music. The goal of the band is to play dynamic and vibrant music, bridging aggressive and melodic elements while keeping the focus on live energy and enjoyment.
http://ghostseason.com
 

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August 10, 2018 Show

Lew Bayer


Her new book, which became an international bestseller, The 30% Solution, makes Lew a 10-time published author. Lew donates her time as Director of the National Civility Center, and she is also a proud Mentor for The Etiquette House, a member of the Advisory Board for A Civil Tongue, a national magazine columnist, and has contributed expert commentary to over 60 online, print, and television publications.

Richard Paolineli


In 2010, Richard retired as a sportswriter and returned to his fiction writing roots. Since then he has written six novels, including the recently released, When The Gods Fell, three Sherlock Holmes pastiches, two non-fiction sports books, three novelettes and has appeared in several anthologies.

He plans on releasing The Timeless series, a middle-grade YA Steampunk series, this fall and another novel, Firstborn’s Curse, around Christmas.

 

 

July 13, 2018 Show

Bruce Olav Solheim


Bruce founded the Veterans Program at Citrus College and co-founded, with Manuel Martinez and Ginger De Villa-Rose, the Boots to Books transition course—the first college course in the United States designed specifically for recently returned veterans. He has published five books and has written seven plays, two of which have been produced.

https://www.amazon.com/Bruce-Olav-Solheim/e/B001H6UAKG


 

Shawn Bird

 



Shawn Bird is an author and high school teacher in the beautiful Shuswap Lake region of British Columbia, Canada. She is a proud Rotarian and a former Rotary Exchange Student. You are invited to visit her blog at

 

 

http://www.shawnbird.com

 

 

June 8, 2018 Show

Eileen Cook

is a multi-published author with her novels appearing in eight languages. Her books have been optioned for film and TV. She spent most of her teen years wishing she were someone else or somewhere else, which is great training for a writer. Her newest book, THE HANGING GIRL, came out in October 2017. She’s an instructor/mentor with the Simon Fraser University Writer’s Studio Program.

https://www.eileencook.com

Break Music

by

Guest House


The unique, piano-rock and synth driven sounds of Guest House were formed by college students Brooks Nopper and Zach Precythe in Charlottesville, Virginia. The band’s lyrics are notably self-reflective, focusing introspectively on personal experiences and aspects of loss. Instrumentally, the duo blends a distinct balance of piano melodies, ambient reverb and delay guitars, and heavy synth and string accompaniment.

https://open.spotify.com/album/0D9jqQiJfbNPIA88ENSBTq?si=ETDiV-h5Q2GBFlfHW25Lqw

Jennifer Landels

is the Managing Editor of Pulp Literature. She holds a BA in Mediaeval English Literature from UBC and may some day return to her doctorate in Arthurian Romance at University College London. She has been a freelance editor since 2003, and co-founded Pulp Literature Press in 2013. She is a frequent lecturer, blue penciller, and workshop facilitor at local writing events such as Write Vancouver, the Golden Ears Writers Lobby Nights, The Royal City Literary Arts Society, VCON, and the Creative Ink Festival where she was the 2017 keynote speaker.

Her debut novel is, Allaigna’s Song: Overture


http://pulpliterature.com/allaignas-song-overture 
 

 

May 11, 2018 Show

K. J. Howe

 Author of SkyJack


While honing her fiction skills, K.J. worked as a medical, health, and fitness writer. She then became involved with the International Thriller Writers as the executive director of ThrillerFest, the organization’s annual conference held every July in New York City.

http://www.thrillerfest.com    http://www.kjhowe.com
 

Music by

Elskyo

Track title: Where Life Takes You.

https://soundcloud.com/yorick-dhoir/tracks 
 

Tosca Lee

Tosca Lee is the award-winning, New York Times bestselling author of Iscariot, The Legend of Sheba, Demon: A Memoir, Havah: The Story of Eve, and the Books of Mortals series with New York Times bestseller Ted Dekker (Forbidden, Mortal, Sovereign).

http://toscalee.com/abou     http://toscalee.com/


 

 

April 13, 2018 Show

Sarah L. Johnson

is a Canadian author of gritty, offbeat, and genre-defying literature. Her short story collection Suicide Stitch, received critical acclaim from Cemetery Dance and Locus Magazine, and appeared on the Calgary Herald Bestseller list for five weeks running, two of those at number one.

https://www.amazon.com/Infractus-Sarah-L-Johnson-ebook/dp/B07BC4QQ4C
 

Break Music By:

Jean Cabbie and the Secret Admirer Society 

Featured Song: Oh Donna

Steena Holmes

 is the New York Times and USA Today bestselling author of titles including Saving Abby, Stillwater Rising and The Memory Child.

Named in the Top 20 Women Author to read in 2015 by Good Housekeeping, she won the National Indie Excellence Award in 2012 for Finding Emma as well as the USA Book News Award for The Word Game in 2015.

https://www.amazon.com/Forgotten-Ones-Novel-Steena-Holmes-ebook/dp/B074QP3V2Z

 

March 9, 2018 Show

Gary Morgenstein

wrote the book for the critically acclaimed off-Broadway rock musical The Anthem, as well as the sci-fi musical Mad Mel Saves the World. His dramatic works range from A Tomato Can’t Grow in the Bronx to Right on Target, Ponzi Man and Saving Stan. An accomplished novelist, Morgenstein’s literary works include the upcoming science fiction-baseball novel A Mound Over Hell, set in 2098 following America’s defeat in World War Three.


https://www.amazon.com/Gary-Morgenstein/e/B001HPDGEO

Edward Willett


Willett is now the author or co-author of more than 50 books, ranging from computer books and children's non-fiction books to science fiction and fantasy for both adults and young adults. Willett is a professional actor and singer who has performed in dozens of plays, musicals and operas in and around Saskatchewan, hosted local television programs and emceed numerous public events.

https://www.amazon.com/Edward-Willett/e/B001IR1LL6/


 

 

February 9, 2018 Show

 

 

Scott Moses,

Author of Between Truth and Eternity.


https://www.amazon.com/Between-Truth-Eternity-…/…/B07444F2Q4
 

Break Music by Ghost Season

Track: Fade Away   Album: Like Stars In A Neon Sky


Ghost Season is a high energy Alternative Metal band from Athens, Greece.
Formed back in July 2013, Ghost Season was an idea spawned by Dorian Gates (bass). Within weeks Nick Christolis (guitar) joined to complete Dorian’s vision.
The purpose was to create fresh, new material in patterns of Hard Rock and Alternative Metal music.

www.ghostseason.com
 

 

 

Andy Zach

Author of Zombie Turkeys and My Undead Mother-in-Law.


https://www.amazon.com/Andy-Zach/e/B01M3Q35H1
 

 

January 12, 2018 Show


Special Guest: Dr. Wesley Britton
https://drwesleybritton.com/books/

As well as being an author of 6 scifan novels and non fiction TV spy books.
Wesley Britton has written over 500 music, book, and movie reviews. He was co-host of online radio’s Dave White Presents.
Dr. Britton earned his doctorate in American Literature at the University of North Texas in 1990.

 

December 8, 2017 Show

Edward Willett

is the author of more than 50 books of science fiction, fantasy, and non-fiction for adults, young adults, and children. He has won numerous awards for his work and has also worked in the field of journalism. Edward hails from New Mexico but now resides in Regina.


https://www.amazon.com/Edward-Willett/e/B001IR1LL6
 

Suzi Vadori


is an Operations Executive by day, writer by night. The Fountain is her debut novel for young adults and is the first book in a trilogy being published by Evil Alter Ego Press. The Fountain has been short-listed for a 2016 Aurora Award for Best Young Adult Novel.

https://www.amazon.com/Suzy-Vadori/e/B01MQLI1M0/
 

 

 

November 10, 2017 Show


Laura Lovett


An accomplished author in the academic and business world, Laura pursued her love of creative writing to pen her first novel, Losing Cadence, a psychological thriller that launched in April 2016. Losing Cadence was written over many years as Laura juggled school, work and family, but she made time to pursue her passion for writing. The sequel to Losing Cadence is being targeted to release in November 2017, and Laura’s dream is to see both become movies.

https://lauralovett.ca/ 
 

Featured Music Artist

PYRAMIDS ON MARS

www.PyramidsOnMars.com

Kim Howe

K.J. Howe is the executive director of ThrillerFest, the annual conference of International Thriller Writers. A three-time Daphne du Maurier Award winner, she completed her MA in Writing Popular Fiction at Seton Hill University.

She is an avid traveler who has raced camels in Jordan, surfed in Hawaii, and dove with the great whites in South Africa..


https://www.amazon.com/Freedom-Broker-Thea-Paris-ebook/dp/B01KTS4ZLW
 

 

 

October 13, Show

Kelly Charron

is the author of YA and adult horror, psychological thrillers and urban fantasy novels. All with gritty, murderous inclinations and some moderate amounts of humor. She spends far too much time consuming true crime television (and chocolate) while trying to decide if yes, it was the husband, with the wrench, in the library. She lives with her husband and cat, Moo Moo, in Vancouver, British Columbia.


http://kellycharron.com/
 

Music by New Clue
 
Nostalgic Metal Reborn – As formed in the very late ’80s and after about 6 years, went our separate ways. The reformation of yesteryear’s “NoClue” into today’s “NewClue”, has gained awards, a record contract & release of our new EP – “Mystic Winds” on Unable Records

http://newclue.band

 

 

September 8, 2017 Show

S.E. Anderson


She’s lived pretty much her entire life in the South of France, except for a brief stint where she moved to Washington DC, or the eighty years she spent as a queen of Narnia before coming back home five minutes after she had left. Currently, she goes to university in Marseille, where she’s studying Physics and aiming for a career in Astrophysics. When she’s not writing or trying to science, she’s either reading, designing, crafting, or attempting to speak with various woodland creatures in an attempt to get them to do household chores for her.


Amazon - http://bit.ly/SEAnderson
Facebook - http://bit.ly/SNKKYT
Reading - http://bit.ly/SNKKYT
 

Music by

Jean Cabbie & The Secret Admirer Society


https://open.spotify.com/album/6N2rJ0N9G0VZr5j6HEQ6ck


Jean Cabbie & The Secret Admirer Society is an alternative rock group based in San Juan, Puerto Rico.  

Jean Cabbie & The Secret Admirer Society is comprised by Jean Cabbie (Lead & Backing Vocals/Rhythm Guitar), Eric Cabrer (Lead Guitar/Backing Vocals), Jacob Javier Rodriguez (Bass Guitar/Backing Vocals) and Marcos Rivera (Drums/Percussion).

 

 

August 11, 2017 Show

Suzanna J. Linton

grew up in the in and around Holly Hill, South Carolina. Her mother taught her to read at a young age, introducing a lifelong love of books and made her want to write stories of her own ending in her graduated from Francis Marion University with a Bachelor's in Professional Writing. Suzanna lives in Florence, SC with her husband and their pets.

www.amazon.com/Suzanna-J.-Linton/e/B00IC9Y0BQ


 

 
Music by Ghost Season


Ghost Season is a high energy Alternative Metal band from Athens, Greece.
Formed back in July 2013, Ghost Season was an idea spawned by Dorian Gates (bass). Within weeks Nick Christolis (guitar) joined to complete Dorian’s vision.
The purpose was to create fresh, new material in patterns of Hard Rock and Alternative Metal music.


www.ghostseason.com
 

Aaron-Michael Hall   Best selling author, Aaron- Michael Hall, writes classic epic fantasy with a grimdark edge and science fantasy romance. Since August 2015, she has written nine full-length novels and published five. Her first novel, The Rise of Nazil has won numerous reader awards and is an Amazon bestseller.
https://aaronmichaelhall.com/

 



 

 

July 14, 2017 Show

https://www.amazon.com/Sheri-Lynn-Marean/e/B01B89QHVM
 

Sheri-Lynn Marean

Living in western Canada with her husband, kids, dog, cat’s and chickens, Sheri surprised more than a few people when she decided to write a book. Having grown up riding and working with racehorses, drawing and selling animal artwork, it was a big change. Sheri fell in love with reading at age twelve when she read The Black Stallion series by Walter Farley. One day, after nearly tossing an unsatisfying book out the window, she decided to write her own story, with characters doing what she wanted them to do. They came to life in her head and Sheri never looked back

This show's break music is by Maheekats.

The song is called Dance of 1000 Fools.

Haunting dream goth. The group’s sound is characterized by its surreal lyrics, lush vocals, edgy post–punk, psychedelic and progressive influences and use of sonic experimentation.
Established in 1999, Craig plays drums and bass. Clara plays guitar and sings. They both are dedicated to writing ethereal melodies and poetic lyrics which give the music its unique foundation and soundscape.
https://maheekats.bandcamp.com
 

Joe Compton

Writing has always been a passion. Right out of school Joe joined the Marines and while serving his country, wrote the first draft of Amongst The Killing. When Joe got out he began pursuing his writing dream in Denver. He got an agent and they actually got an offer from a publishing company. Alas though they wanted to groom this manuscript toward a movie of the week theme and was looking to change the entire concept. Joe didn't want to go along with those plans and walked away. Joe returned some 10 years later to self-publish, Amongst The Killing. He also formed the online platform GoIndieNow.

https://www.facebook.com/nevermindfineprint/

 

May 12, 2017 Show

Janet Kole

graduated from Bryn Mawr College before going on to receive her master’s degree from New York University and law degree from Temple University’s James Beasley School of Law. She practiced law for 30 years before retiring in 2010, but remains active in the American Bar Association. Janet has written many books and articles on legal issues, but has been a fan of mystery fiction her whole life. After she retired, Janet decided to write novels based on her legal experience. When not wintering in Florida, she resides in both Pennsylvania and Maryland.
 

https://www.amazon.com/Janet-S.-Kole/e/B0030BJEUI
 

 Music Feature: You're Doing It Wrong by Bradford www.BradfordMusic.com

Author D.D. Shaw

adores all things romance and truly believes in lust at first sight. When she isn't busy writing or reading, Dawnee is an avid blogger and enjoys design and video games with her amazing four children.


https://www.amazon.com/D.D.-Shaw/e/B018GKLAZ4
 

 

 

 

April 14, 2017 Show

Victoria Saccenti

A native of Cuba, Victoria grew up in the nucleus of the prestigious Alonso family, founders of the National Cuban Ballet.


She is the author of Destiny’s Plan and Destiny’s Choice, books one and two of the Destiny’s Series, and a contributor to The Ultimate Guide to Dorothy Dunnett’s THE GAME OF KINGS, by Laura Caine Ramsey. She is a full-time moderator at Outlander Book Club www.freeforums.org , a member of the Romance Writers of America, Women’s Fiction Writers Association and the Florida Writers Association.

https://www.amazon.com/Victoria-Saccenti/e/B013H2XYPK

www.victoriasaccentiwrites.com
 

Mackenzie Flohr

is the author of The Rite of Wands, a young adult fantasy.
Mackenzie grew up in the heartland of America, chasing leprechauns and rainbows and dreaming of angels. Her parents nurtured a love of fantasy and make-believe by introducing her at a very young age to the artistic and cultural opportunities that the state of Ohio had to offer.

Yet it wasn't until she was on a trip to Indiana, viewing a Lord of the Rings exhibit, that the innermost desire of her heart became clear to her. She wanted to write a fantasy of her own.

Amazon: http://bit.ly/2n3xCgG

Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/MackenzieFlohrAuthor/
 

 

March 10, 2017 Show

Virginia Johnson

(Author & PA)

Virginia is a mom to two beautiful children and resides in Minnesota. Any spare time is spent watching TV, reading, facebooking and spending time with friends. She’s married to Thai Preyer PA yet owned by Kyle Perkins as his PA.
Needing to know the story of a random homeless man that she encountered on a freeway exit ramp, was the only reason she began writing in the first place.
As a co-owner of The Indie Book Channel on YouTube, the opportunity to help others experience books and events that they otherwise couldn’t has helped her to share her passion for the Indie Community.
https://authorvirginiajohnson.com
 

Switchblade City

is an independent rock band based in the Midlands, England.


Delivering hard hitting original rock and roll, SwitchBlade City were formed in the summer of 2015 and since then have made themselves well established.


SwitchBlade City are continuing to turn heads with their music and electric stage performances

https://youtu.be/MtR0WpcPfxc

 

Kelly S. Marsden

Kelly S. Marsden grew up in Yorkshire, and there were two constants in her life - books and horses.
Graduating with an equine degree from Aberystwyth University, she has spent most of her life since trying to experience everything the horse world has to offer.

She writes Fantasy stories part-time. Her first book, The Shadow Rises (Witch-Hunter #1), was published in January 2013, and she now has two successful series under her belt.
 

https://www.amazon.com/K-S-Marsden/e/B00PESLZ5M/ 
 

 

February 10, 2017 Show

Maria Elena Alonso-Sierra


Maria Elena Alonso-Sierra is a romantic suspense author with a unique point of view. Her adventure novels take place in locales across Europe and the United States, reflecting her international upbringing and extensive time as a global traveler. In her duology, The Coin and The Book of Hours, her characters, Gabriela and Richard, walk the same paths as their creator, though her life was never in so much danger.  http://ow.ly/Z4GTN
 

Angel Vosvick- Waggoner


From story dabbler in the 1980's to published author as of July 2013, Angel M. is a multi-genre fictional author. To date, she has published The Keeper Book 1 and Underwater City Book 2 of an adventure/fantasy series and Pawper to Pedigree, a dog comedy. In between her day job, family, and writing, Angel M. uses her humor to help those wanting to pursue a writing career on the Lessons Learned page of her website where she posts the good, the bad, and the ugly sides of what comes after you've written your manuscript. https://www.amazon.com/Angel-M./e/B00H8C5JZ4


 



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