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Winner of the 2024 Positive Change Podcast Awards for Best Host and Best Book Podcast. Online for Authors is the only podcast with a host that personally reads and reviews indie-written fiction and inspirational/memoirs for avid readers who want to add books for their TBR beyond what they can find on the NYT best sellers list. As an award-winning host, Teri M Brown’s goal for Online for Authors is to introduce avid readers to characters they’d like to invite to lunch. If you read more than 4 ...
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"Making a difference...One artist at a time". There are so many talented performers who will never get the airtime on the radio they deserve. This podcast will introduce you to those talented performers and reintroduce you to some old friends with new projects. We will also reminisce with some movie, TV stars, musicians, and comedians from my 25-year archive of radio guests. So sit back, relax have a cold one as I join me as I introduce you to "Someone You Should Know."
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Authors, Coaches, and Entrepreneurs share their personal and professional journeys. Past guests include Bruce George of the Genius is Common Movement, Life Coach Bobbi Stevens, Financial Expert Steven Hutchinson, Sen. Barbara Robinson, Geraldine Hollis of the Tougaloo Nine, Author Bernard N. Lee, Jr., and Author and Speaker Tawana Williams.
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On this episode, you'll meet a multi-talented author with a passion for storytelling and empathy. From homeschooling four children while writing nonfiction self-help books on real estate and finance. Then transitioning to fiction, crafting compelling narratives like "Sunflowers Beneath the Snow" and "An Enemy Like Me," exploring historical events w…
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My guest today on the Online for Authors podcast is Babette Rosen Hughes, author of the book Lessons in Evil. Born in Cleveland Ohio, Babette grew up in the time of Prohibition and bootleggers. Her father was one of the first rum runners in the country and was murdered by the Mafia in a turf war at the age of 29. Babette was just two at the time. W…
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The Musical Journey of Benidito King: From Hardships to Harmony Benidito King's life is a testament to the power of music to transcend adversity. Born into a legacy of talent as the son of the iconic Ben E. King and mentored by the legendary Josephine Baker, his journey was not without challenges. Raised by his great-grandparents in Cleveland, Ohio…
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My guest today on the Online for Authors podcast is Janet Roberts, author of the book What Lies We Keep. Janet Roberts is a global leader in cybersecurity education and awareness with over a decade of experience. She holds a BA in Journalism from Temple University, and MA in Communications from Edinboro University of Pennsylvania. She is a member o…
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In the realm of music, legacies aren't just stories; they're living melodies echoing through generations. Roy Hamilton Jr., with heartfelt reverence, continues his father's musical legacy through captivating tribute shows titled "The Legacy Continues." Honoring the timeless classics of his father, Roy Hamilton Sr., "the “Golden Boy of Song.” These …
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My guest today on the Online for Authors podcast is Edward Trayer, organizer of The Wishing Shelf Book Awards, and author of 18 children, YA, and adult books under the pen names of Billy Bob Buttons and Hickory Crowl. Today, Edward and I are chatting about book awards – what they are, what makes a good award, why you want to enter, and what to do i…
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Enter the realm of musical brilliance with today's podcast guest., He is a multifaceted artist whose talent knows no bounds. Renowned for his mesmerizing portrayal of David Bowie on stage, Julian captures the essence of the iconic star with uncanny precision and raw energy. Beyond his captivating performances, his prowess as a skilled keyboardist e…
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In the heart of every all-American boy beats the rhythm of a dream - for this podcast guest that dream was to be part of America's favorite pastime: baseball. However, fate had a different plan in store. A career-ending injury threatened to shatter his dreams, but instead, it opened the door to a new passion - music. Like a late blooming flower, he…
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My guest today on the Online for Authors podcast is Meredith Ritchie, author of the book Poster Girls. Her historical fiction novel takes place in North Carolina during WWII, and is based on the true but forgotten events that happened in her hometown. When her triplets left for college, she wrote Poster Girls as a cure for acute empty nest syndrome…
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Do you have that one friend that can do it all? My guest this time on the podcast is a talented lady who is not only an Award-Winning songwriter and Recording Artist, but also an Author of Young Adult Fiction, and an Award-Nominated Podcast host. This multi-talented lady is Demi Michelle, she's Someone You Should Know. Tip Jar: Click here to buy th…
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Happy Memorial Day from everyone here at the Someone You Should Know Podcast. Our resident poet, Tammy Spears joins us once again to share some poetry, to share with everyone. BUY RIK A COFFEE Tammy's Twitter link Tammy's Instagram link Tammy's LinkedIn link Tammy's Etsy link Tammy's Alignable link Amazon link to purchase "Flutter of an Eye" Etsy l…
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My guest today on the Online for Authors podcast is Mark Jamilkowski, author of the book The Road to Moresco. Mark is a first-time author, a co-founder of a healthcare start-up, a husband and father. He enjoys music, reading and researching, games of strategy, photography, cooking, and writing. Mark authored "The Road to Moresco", a historical fict…
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Step into a world where fun, mischief, music, and laughter collide with Ma Bell, the vivacious onstage persona of today's podcast guest. With a mix of charm and wit, Ma Bell embodies the spirit of "You're Never Too Old to Dream." Her performances are an invitation to embrace joy, celebrate life, and revel in the magic of music. Join Ma Bell on her …
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My guest today on the Online for Authors podcast is Jennifer Manocherian, author of the book Alpha Bette. Alpha Bette is Jennifer’s first novel. She put much of her personal and professional life experience into writing it, having been a family therapist, divorce mediator, Broadway and Off-Broadway producer, musical book writer, screenwriter & prod…
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Rekindling old connections can be like finding a hidden treasure. Recently, I had the joy of reconnecting with a musician friend from St. Louis who has toured extensively across the US and even ventured to the vibrant shores of the Virgin Islands. Our conversations were a harmonious blend of reminiscing about past gigs and sharing tales of musical …
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In the battle against cancer, the power of music can't be overstated. For one patient, it wasn't just a source of joy, but a lifeline. Through his darkest days of treatment, playing music became a beacon of hope, a therapy that soothed the soul and uplifted the spirit. Strumming his guitar became the catalyst for resilience, helping this individual…
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Peter Davidson shares his writing journey from typewriters to triumphs Peter Davidson is the author or co-author of thirty books published by McGraw-Hill Book Company, Perigee/Putnam Publishers, Haworth Press, Sweet Memories Publishing, and Northwestern Publishing. His works include fiction, nonfiction, college textbooks, and children's picture boo…
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My guests today on the Online for Authors podcast are the editors of Feisty Deeds: Historical Fictions of Daring Women with a forward by Aimie K Runyan. The stories in Feisty Women span six centuries. Within these stories, you’ll find that even when time periods and geographical locations vary greatly, women’s struggles as they confront adversity a…
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David Malloy: From Behind the Glass to Center Stage with "Mirror" David Malloy, the celebrated producer known for his magic behind the studio glass, has stepped into the limelight with his debut album, "Mirror." This transition from producer to performer marks a significant milestone in Malloy's career, showcasing his multifaceted talent and creati…
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My guest today on the Online for Authors podcast is Laury A Egan, author of the book The Psychologist’s Shadow. Laury is the author of thirteen novels and four limited edition poetry volumes. Eighty-five of her stories and poems have appeared in literary journals and anthologies. She is a reviewer for The New York Journal of Books, a fine arts phot…
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In a remarkable journey of resilience, today's podcast guest overcame the aftermath of a devastating hit-and-run accident. He had to relearn how to walk and talk and especially his musical craft from scratch. His tenacity shines through in the soulful notes of his latest compositions, featured on our podcast. Join us as we celebrate the triumph of …
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Today's podcast guest is a multi-talented artist blending melodies and flavors in a unique harmony. As a captivating singer/songwriter, her soulful voice weaves stories into musical masterpieces. But that's not all—she's also stepping into the culinary world with a brand-new E-cookbook, sharing her passion for both music and food. Thanks to her, a …
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My guest today on the Online for Authors podcast is Alex Sanfilippo, founder of PodMatch, here to chat with me about podcast guesting for authors. PodMatch, is a software company specifically focused on independent podcast hosts and their guests to elevate their voices through podcasting and be heard. In addition to founding PodMatch, Alex is also …
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Explore the extraordinary musical journey of Eric Diamond, who embarked on his passion at 15 and has since earned multiple awards. This year, he will achieve a remarkable milestone when he is inducted into the Western Swing Music Hall of Fame. Join us in a brief yet thrilling overview of Eric's accolades, culminating in a sneak peek of his latest a…
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As the award-winning host for Online for Authors, my goal is to introduce avid readers to characters they’d like to invite to lunch. Listeners will have the opportunity to discover new authors, amazing characters, and “can’t stop reading” stories. Online for Authors releases a new episode featuring a guest interview each Tuesday morning at 6am ET. …
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Presley Haile: The Rising Star Illuminating the Texas Music Scene Today's podcast guest is making waves in the Texas music scene, earning critical acclaim at the Larry Joe Taylor Texas Music Festival (LJT Fest). With a soulful voice and authentic storytelling, her music resonates deeply. Her LJT Fest performance marked a breakthrough, catapulting h…
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My guests today on the Online for Authors podcast are here to discuss pen names and why some authors choose to use them, as well as the benefits and downfalls of doing so. My panel of guests includes Louise Davis, author of Haunted by You, Alexandra Grace, author of Author of The Journey Series, Van Haney, author of Stories to Curl Your Toes and Bl…
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The goal of the Someone You Should Know Podcast has always been helping others. It's an added bonus if you can help friends you've known for a long time. Case in point, on this episode I'll introduce you to a punk/grunge scene from the St. Louis area. They formed in 2019 and since then have been perfecting their sound. The added bonus, I've known o…
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Author time once again on the podcast. Today’s guest is an award-winning author who’s a retired therapist. She’s also Co-authored several notable books. Her latest book Meeting The Shadow On The Spiritual Path: The Dance Of Darkness And Light In Our Search For Awakening, is available now. She’s Connie Zweig, PhD and she’s Someone You Should Know. C…
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Stormin Norman Seldin- He did more by age 16, than most do in a lifetime Stormin' Norman Seldin's musical odyssey is a testament to the transformative power of passion and perseverance. From humble beginnings in bars and juke joints to commanding stages at Madison Square Garden and even gracing the halls of the White House, Seldin's trajectory is n…
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My guest today on the Online for Authors podcast is Krystal Clark, author of the book Balance of Power, the first in the Chozien Path Series. Krystal, a budding fantasy author, discovered the enchanting world of writing as a refuge for emotional expression during her childhood. What started as a solace soon bloomed into a passion for poetry, breath…
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The local music scene in Chicagoland is ripe with talent. In this episode, I'll introduce you to a talented singer/songwriter from NW Indiana, that I happened to catch playing at a local fundraiser. Her most recent EP is called "Welcome to the Circle," and we'll play a couple of tracks in this episode. She's one of those "One's to Watch." She's Lea…
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Somewhere in the Middle Welcomes Author Teri M. Brown Born in Athens, Greece as an Air Force brat, Teri M Brown graduated from UNC Greensboro with a multitude of degrees – majors in Elementary Education and Psychology and minors in Math and Sociology – she just couldn’t settle on one thing! While homeschooling her four children, she began her writi…
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My guest today on the Online for Authors podcast is Ally Dalsimer, author of the book, It’s Okay Not to be Fabulous Every Day. Ally is a published author, award-winning environmental expert, former political candidate, and an experienced life coach. Life highlights include traveling the world, rescuing 7 cats, raising two children, and surviving th…
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By now you've probably seen a dozen Elvis Presley impersonators. But what you took is a very good singer/songwriter, that sounds just like "the King." Put him with Elvis's best friend and Road Manager, Joe Esposito. Add in that famous "Memphis Sound," featuring Elvis's famous Jordanairs, the TCB Band, and the American Sound Studio Band. Well, then …
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My guest today on the Online for Authors podcast is Gary Simonds, author of the book Death’s Pale Flag. Gary is a highly experienced neurosurgeon, and former head of an academic neurosurgery program at Virginia Tech/Carilion Clinic. He is a professor and teaches regularly at the Virginia Tech School of Neuroscience and the Virginia Tech Carilion Sc…
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Today's podcast guest traded her law career for the enchanting world of children's literature. Fueled by a childhood dream, she embarked on a courageous journey to become a children's book author. Leaving behind the confines of legal briefs, she now weaves imaginative tales that captivate young minds. Her leap of faith reminds us that it's never to…
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Today's podcast guest whose bluesy/rock music and soulful voice is drawing comparisons to the legendary Janis Joplin. With a vocal prowess that transcends genres, she delivers performances that resonate with raw emotion and authenticity. Her powerful yet nuanced delivery captivates audiences, leaving them in awe of her undeniable talent. Keep an ey…
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My guest today on the Online for Authors podcast is Fran Hawthorne, author of the book, I Meant to Tell You. Fran has been writing novels since she was four years old, although she was sidetracked for several decades by journalism. During that award-winning career, she wrote eight nonfiction books (mainly about consumer activism and the healthcare …
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Can you make a living writing songs for film and TV? Today's podcast guest has and continues to. To date, she's had music on over 200 TV shows. She also teaches how you can do it too. She is also an accomplished singer/songwriter and we will feature several of her songs on this episode. Please welcome Nismah Osman, Someone You Should Know. Click he…
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Our podcast guest for this episode joins us from Paraguay, in South America. She's a self-trained success story who perfected her skills by watching online videos and countless hours of practice. She's a skilled harpist and her music is bold and powerful. She's the lovely Catherine Gairard and she's Someone You Should Know. Click here to buy the ho…
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My guest today on the Online for Authors podcast is Editor Megan Turner here to talk with me about the editing process. Megan is a graduate of the MFA Program for Poets and Writers at the University of Massachusetts Amherst. Her work has appeared in Witness, Atticus Review, Rio Grande Review, Fiction International, and others. She currently serves …
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As many of you know, I'm an Air Force retiree, and I love helping people, especially fellow veterans. Today's podcast guest retired from the US Army and is dedicating his time to helping fellow veterans. He has a podcast show, several radio stations, and several programs, exclusively for and about veterans. He's Donald Dunn, and he's Someone You Sh…
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How'd you spend your winter? Today's podcast guest was busy all winter working on new music. He was part of the Chicagoland concert scene for over 27 years. Now when he's not making music, he's promoting concerts in NW Indiana and SW Michigan. He's my buddy, Frank Sintich. And Frank is Someone You Should Know. Click here to buy the host a cold one.…
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My guest today on the Online for Authors podcast is Elaine Schroller, author of the book The Bravest Soldiers. Elaine reads and writes historical fiction to escape writing about computer software and to travel to other places in time. Her degree is in History, which gave her the perfect training for researching specific places and events in her fir…
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What if Elvis Presley faked his death and became a secret agent? What about Jimi Hendrix, Janis Joplin, or Kurt Cobain? These plausibilities are explored in a great fictional book that delves into a parallel universe where dead rock stars now protect the world from evil forces. The book is "The Dead Rock Stars." Joining me on the podcast is one of …
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My guest today on the Online for Authors podcast is Carol Pearson, author of the book 10 Little Rules for a Blissy Life. Carol is the founder and creative force behind the 10 Little Rules books. She crafted her rules for living after navigating through some of life's unexpected twists and coming out stronger, happier, and whole. Home base is Bay Ci…
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The tables are turned as friend and fellow podcaster, Tim Larson, interviews yours truly for his Storyteller's Studio Podcast. This was recorded on location, on an icy day in January, at Maxim's Restaurant, in Merrillville, Indiana. Tim and I interviewed each other, with Tim sharing his time at WROK in Rockford, IL and me sharing all the lies I've …
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