The Fiction Addiction Podcast
Episode 32: Crymsyn Hart (Author)

Episode 32: Crymsyn Hart (Author)

August 4, 2020

Guest Bio

Crymsyn Hart is a multi-genre author from Horror, Urban Fantasy, and Romance. Her years of experience at Boston’s oldest psychic salon doing readings and her encounters with the supernatural have inspired many novels. She’s a lover of all things dark and goth. Vampires, grim reapers, and other paranormal creatures tend to end up in her books no matter how hard she tries to keep them away.

She currently resides in Charlotte, NC with her hubby and their two dogs. By day she is conquering the world of Commercial Insurance, but by night she listens to the voices in her head telling her which rabbit hole to go down to find the perfect plot bunny.

 

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Website http://crymsynhart.com

Twitter: https://twitter.com/crymsynhart

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Amazon http://amazon.com/Crymsyn-Hart/e/B002BMJ1Z0

Goodreads: https://www.goodreads.com/crymsynhart

Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/crymsyn_hart/

Bookbub: https://www.bookbub.com/authors/crymsyn-hart  

 

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Episode 31: COPYRIGHT your work!!!

Episode 31: COPYRIGHT your work!!!

June 19, 2020

On this episode of the Fiction Addiction podcast, we explain the importance of obtaining a copyright for your work.

 

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Episode 30: Kendra Hall (Author)

Episode 30: Kendra Hall (Author)

June 15, 2020

Kendra Hall joins the Fiction Addiction podcast and discusses her journey as an author, Droppin’ Jewelz and more. 

 

Guest Bio

Kendra Hall, passionately champions for young women and other at-risk populations who are entering into adulthood, through her writing, mentoring, and avid connectivity to resources that she shares to uplift and prosper others. Her state career began working for the Judiciary as a state-worker in 2001. She has since worked for the State of New Jersey for over 17 years. Kendra is the mother of four children (3 of whom are now adults). She is a devoted advocate for young women, sharing her own life experiences like being a teenage mother of three children by the age of 18 years, overcoming homelessness and domestic violence.

Additionally, she is best known for her helping and tenacious spirit and is very comfortable sharing her own life experiences with others on a one on one basis to help young women connect to the resources they need. She is also very good at creating relationships amongst people from all walks of life and giving good business and life advice providing creative solutions for problems. Ms. Hall is driven by her faith and the belief that she can make a positive difference in people’s lives to share her countless personal successes and inspire and instill hope in the people she mentors who are striving to rise above their current circumstances.

Ms. Hall celebrates, especially, the continued success of at least 30+ women whose lives she’s directly mentored, while still achieving her own professional milestones like graduating with a Bachelors in Arts in Law and Justice from Rider University as an adult learner. She also believes in making time for the things she enjoys like learning about the metaphysical and heightened spiritual awareness, connecting people, networking, reading, tennis, studying and traveling.

Passionate about helping others move forward in life and helping them to find the value in themselves, Kendra is always researching ways to improve herself, as well. Ms. Hall is a professional member of the ColorComm network, an advocate for UNICEF and member of Toastmasters. In her work, she shares what she learns through her affiliations and self-exploration, adding to her professional experience to help others find their purpose and use that purpose as a tool to reach their goals.

As a current resident New Jersey, she works to resolve hopelessness locally and throughout the country with the goal of obtaining her life-long mission of leveling-up in life by inspiring others with her triumphant story. Kendra has written her first self-help book entitled, “Dropping Jewelz: Guiding Principles to Help Girls Live Their Best Life”, available on Amazon. She is spreading hope through the understanding that the power to succeed comes from within and not without, and by letting young women know that support is available. By teaching a philosophy of hope she inspires others to maximize their life, no matter the obstacle. Kendra hopes to help as many young women as she can succeed in life. You can find more on Ms. Hall at: www.droppinjewelz.com.

 

Follow Kendra

Facebook: www.facebook.com/justusjewelz

Instagram: www.instagram.com/justusjewelz    

Website: http://www.droppinjewelz.com

 

Order the book at https://www.amazon.com/Droppin-Jewelz-Guiding-Principles-Girls-ebook/dp/B07J2Q3TCZ/ref=sr_1_1?dchild=1&qid=1592186092&refinements=p_27%3AKendra+Hall&s=digital-text&sr=1-1&text=Kendra+Hall

 

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Episode 29: Daniella Shepard (Author)

Episode 29: Daniella Shepard (Author)

June 12, 2020

Daniella Shepard joins the Fiction Addiction podcast and discusses her journey as an author, life in Alaska, The Dark Land, and more. 

 

Guest Bio

Daniella Shepard is a Professional Electrical Engineer and ex-Navy Nuclear Electrician’s Mate who pulled up anchor at eighteen in California and set out to see the world. Through many twists and turns, she slowly made her way north to Alaska, where she immediately fell in love with the Last Frontier. She enjoys playing with live electricity, exploring Alaska, or snuggling with her editor (cat) Felix. You can find her and her husband Ray in Anchorage or hanging out most summers at their off-grid cabin near the small community of Chicken, AK. If you want to read more about her latest Alaskan adventure, or her current work-in-progress about women in STEM saving the day, check out her website and sign up for her newsletter.

 

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Instagram: www.instagram.com/dmshepard13    

Twitter: www.twitter.com/dmshepard13  

Website: http://www.dmsehpard.com

  

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Episode 28: Barron Smith (Author/Filmmaker)

Episode 28: Barron Smith (Author/Filmmaker)

June 8, 2020

Barron Smith joins the Fiction Addiction podcast and discusses his journey as an author, filmmaking, getting shot and more. 

 

Guest Bio

An Author, Poet, Screenwriter, Director and Filmmaker from St. Louis, Mo. While serving five years in the Navy, Barron started writing about his time aboard ship. "Sometimes I used to write just to ease the pain from being out to sea." Soon, those weekly entries became poetic masterpieces!!! Barron is the author of 14 books (2 poetry book, 2 book of quotes, 3 self-help books, and 7 novels) “Sensible Words for Everyday Life, Don’t Worry it’s Just Poetry, Steady Income, 100 quotes for Different Folks, book I and II, My Music is Done, What's Next? Does Corporate America Include You?" His novels are: "A Dirty Little Reason, A Dirty Little Reason Too, The Dirtiest Reason of All, His Wife or Death, The Prison Walls and An Opportune Killing. Barron also wrote and directed several short films, "An Opportune Killing, The Longest Mile and A Reckless Victim." In 2013, Barron teamed up with Block DVD to form a super film company called "SO BLOCK FILMS." Barron has written four full featured movie scripts for sale entitled: "Victoria, An Opportune Killing, The Sound of Fear and A Dirty Little Reason."

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Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/barron.l.smith

Instagram: www.instagram.com/bsmitee  

Twitter: https://twitter.com/bsmittee

Website: http://www.barronsmith.net/

 

Order the book at https://www.amazon.com/s?i=stripbooks&rh=p_27%3AMr+Barron+Smith&s=relevancerank&text=Mr+Barron+Smith&ref=dp_byline_sr_book_1

 

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Episode 27:  Chante Douglas (Author)

Episode 27: Chante Douglas (Author)

May 18, 2020

Chante Douglas joins the Fiction Addiction podcast and discusses her journey as an author, autism awareness, and more. 

 

Guest Bio

Chante Douglas is from Philadelphia, PA. She is a single parent of an amazing 6-year old boy named Levi. Once Chante learned that her child was diagnosed with Autism, she made it her priority to be an advocate not just for her son, but for all kids and adults. Writing has always been her passion since she was 16 years old. Influenced by the love of superhero movies and her son, she created the Adventures of EchoBoy and ABC girl.

 

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Instagram: www.instagram.com/echoboyabcgirl    

Twitter: www.twitter.com/levismom82  

  

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Episode 26: Jacari Tucker (Author)

Episode 26: Jacari Tucker (Author)

May 8, 2020

Jacari Tucker joins the Fiction Addiction podcast and discusses his journey as an author, trademarks and more. 

 

Guest Bio

My name is Jacari Tucker and I am the author and creator of a story called Reseneo Blanket. I posted the summary of my story below from my website just to keep things straight forward. I am 31 years old and I've only been seriously producing this story for about 2 years now. Unfortunately, I don't get to produce it full-time but hopefully, I can one day. I started writing from stress and also encouragement and it blossomed into a website and a story. I've also learned how to do graphic design, 3d design and animation because of this. Currently Reseneo Blanket is running a contest until May 15th for all storytellers and the prize is 100$ Details can be found on our website at www.reseneoblanket.com.

 

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Episode 25: Antwan Floyd Sr. (Author)

Episode 25: Antwan Floyd Sr. (Author)

May 4, 2020

Antwan Floyd Sr. joins the Fiction Addiction podcast and discusses his journey as an author, bookstore owner, and more. 

 

Guest Bio

Antwan Floyd Sr. began his writing and publishing career in 2009 with the release of his debut title Crew Love which he released under his self-published imprint Bleeding Pen Publishing. Years later he would move to Indianapolis, IN where he would open Maleah Solange Books a brick and mortar paperback book store that catered to independent authors and switched genres to crime fiction and released titles in the Black Love Detective Series which consists of Piece Keeper, Cannibal in the City, and Body Bags & Last Rites. After three years in business, Maleah Solange Books closed its doors and he renamed and rebranded Bleeding Pen Publishing to Maleah Solange Books.

 

Follow Antwan

Instagram: www.instagram.com/antwanfloydsr

 

Order the book at https://www.amazon.com/Piece-Keeper-Black-Detective-Story-ebook/dp/B00P0A45KQ/ref=sr_1_1?dchild=1&keywords=antwan+floyd+sr&qid=1588556753&sr=8-1

 

 

**WARNING** The guest’s audio is a bit distorted in this interview.

Episode 24: Aviance (Music Group)

Episode 24: Aviance (Music Group)

May 1, 2020

Aviance joins the Fiction Addiction podcast and discusses their journey as singers, their acting roles and more. 

 

Guest Bio

This Philadelphia-based R&B duo is on the rise and won’t stop until they take over the world.

One of the hottest rising R&B acts today is taking the world by storm. The Philadelphia duo, Aviance, fuse traditional R&B, urban-soul, and hip-hop, with a shared appreciation for acts like Jodeci, Dru Hill, SWV and TLC. Members Beyyond and Dominique Nicole, who are from different parts of the city, were put together by Ali Hyman and started making music in 2013 under Reel Boy Entertainment. The name "Aviance" derives from the word "Ambiance" replacing the “AM” with a “V” in which they create a beautiful atmosphere with their voices and energetic personalities. Beyyond has an unparalleled intensity and passion that cannot be ignored. Her voice is as captivating as her personality. Dominique Nicole, has both majestic and rugged beauty, upholding classic R&B vocals that put the "REAL" back in real music.

The year 2017 was monumental as Fall witnessed the freshman release of its “We Had To Do It” album, where “The Bad Girls of R&B," showcased their huge, cutting-edge anthems and diverse line-ups of songs parading women empowerment. That same year, Aviance made several TV appearances on the Fox Network through The Q-Deezy Show and Good Day Philadelphia. In addition to securing segments on local television networks and radio spots, Aviance capped the year off by collaborating with Live Nation, crowding stands at the Theatre of Living Arts venue of Philadelphia.

Philadelphia’s legendary songwriter, producer, and partner of Carvin & Ivan Productions, Carvin Haggins, was compelled to work with the group. Carvin & Ivan are a production duo consisting of producer and songwriters Carvin "Ransum" Haggins and Ivan "Orthodox" Barias. Together their timeless music helped to establish the careers of Musiq Soulchild, Raheem DeVaughn, Faith Evans, and many others. Haggins’ next timeless hit would be Aviance -- he crafted the groups’ next single, “Dreamer” in 2017 and since then has reached great success.

Also known as the Bad Girls of R&B, this all lead singing group entice and continue to grow loyal and dedicated fans through “REAL” singing, implementing catchy hooks with vibes of yesterday and today. Collectively Aviance is well known for their dynamic and aggressive performances on stage. Hence, they performed alongside acts like SWV, Dru Hill, Faith Evans, Mario, Mali Music, Lil’ Mo, Silento and many more.

Today the ladies has partnered up with Spring Garden Records to release their sophomore album, “It’s Aviance.” Spring Garden Records is the official record label of the Community College of Philadelphia. They provide a platform for the release of diverse genres of music created by students, alumni, members of the college community, and local artists. Spring Garden Records will release Aviance first single, “Introvert,” which showcases the girls quirky, gritty, and colorful senses of humor.

Aviance is leaving a mark on this industry and setting the stage on the type of “staying power” that legendary Artists had for contemporary audiences.

Vocals / Dominique Nicole

Vocals / Beyyond

 

Follow Aviance

https://twitter.com/AvianceMusiq/

https://www.instagram.com/aviancemusiq/

 

http://www.badgirlsofrnb.com/

 

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Episode 23: Didi Oviatt and Kim Knight (Authors)

Episode 23: Didi Oviatt and Kim Knight (Authors)

April 30, 2020

Didi Oviatt and Kim Knight join the Fiction Addiction podcast and discuss their new anthology. 

 

Didi’s Bio

Didi Oviatt is an intuitive soul. She's a wife and mother first, with one son and one daughter. Her thirst to write was developed at an early age, and she never looked back. After digging down deep and getting in touch with her literary self, she's writing mystery/thrillers like Search For Maylee, Justice for Belle, Aggravated Momentum, The Stix, New Age Lamians (a trilogy to be), and more, along with a six- piece short story collection called the Time Wasters. She's also collaborated with Kim Knight in an ongoing interactive short story anthology The Suspenseful Collection. When Didi doesn't have her nose buried in a book, she can be found enjoying a laid-back outdoorsy lifestyle. Time spent sleeping under the stars, hiking, fishing, and ATVing the back roads of beautiful mountain trails, and sun-bathing in the desert heat play an important part of her day to day lifestyle.

 

Kim’s Bio

Kim is born in 1983 and from London in the UK. She's a mother to a beautiful little boy, and a proud award-winning author (awarded Best Romance 2017 title for A Stranger In France). Kim started her journey as a traditionally published author and later dived into self-publishing also.

 

As a reader she's head over heels in love with romance, historical fiction, crime fiction, African- American, suspense and thriller genre books. As a writer, Kim enjoys creating stories with a diverse and multi-cultural line up, within the romance, romantic suspense and general thriller and crime genres. When she's not reading, or writing stories of her own her other passions include practicing her French, astrology, fashion, make-up artistry, drawing, spending time at her sewing machine dressmaking, watching make -up and beauty tutorials on YouTube, letter writing and being a mum.

 

Follow Didi and Kim

https://www.facebook.com/didioviatt

https://www.facebook.com/kimknightauthoruk  

https://twitter.com/Didi_Oviatt

https://www.twitter.com/kimknightauthor  

 

https://didioviatt.wordpress.com/

http://www.kimknightauthor.com

 

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