The Fiction Addiction Podcast
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."

Follow Barron

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.

 

Follow Chante

Facebook: www.facebook.com/chantedouglas

Instagram: www.instagram.com/echoboyabcgirl    

Twitter: www.twitter.com/levismom82  

  

Order the book at https://www.amazon.com/Adventures-Echo-boy-ABC-girl-ebook/dp/B07X9D8NLL/ref=sr_1_1?dchild=1&keywords=chante+douglas&qid=1589766690&sr=8-1

 

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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.

 

Follow Jacari

Facebook: www.facebook.com/reseneoblanket

Instagram: www.instagram.com/reseneoblanket  

Twitter: www.twitter.com/reseneoblanket

 

 

Order the book at www.reseneoblanket.com

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/

 

Order their albums at http://www.badgirlsofrnb.com/music

 

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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

 

Order the book at https://www.amazon.com/Suspenseful-Collection-Blurred-Lines-Multiple-ebook/dp/B08592HCXF/ref=sr_1_2?dchild=1&keywords=didi+oviatt&qid=1588235348&sr=8-2

Episode 22: Melissa Montero (Author)

Episode 22: Melissa Montero (Author)

April 24, 2020

Melissa Montero joins the Fiction Addiction podcast and discusses her journey as an author, the impact of COVID-19 and more. 

 

Guest Bio

Born and raised in Philadelphia Pennsylvania, Melissa Montero is a prolific children’s author. Melissa’s deep passion for writing comes from her desire to see her three biracial children embrace both their Hispanic and African American cultures. There’s no limit to her creativity as she sees beyond just writing good stories- she incorporates brilliant intuition and insight to make each piece of her work unique and most importantly purposeful. The proud mother of three is also graduate of Gettysburg College with a Bachelor’s degree in sociology.

 

Follow Melissa

https://www.instagram.com/melissa.a.montero

https://www.melissamontero.com

Order the book at https://www.amazon.com/Refuse-Choose-Best-Both-Worlds-ebook/dp/B07FXZ6TVN/ref=sr_1_1?dchild=1&keywords=melissa+montero&qid=1586894363&sr=8-1

 

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Episode 21: Jamie Sonnier (Author)

Episode 21: Jamie Sonnier (Author)

April 20, 2020

Jamie Sonnier joins the Fiction Addiction podcast and discusses their journey as an author, the impact of COVID-19 and more. 

 

Guest Bio

I am a 35-year-old trans male, living in Spring Texas. I've been married for 16+ years. Been working on this book series, also, for 16+ years. My mother and I worked together on the first book and then she passed before I could get it published. All that I do at this point, I do for her.

 

Follow Jamie

https://www.instagram.com/whatajoy85

 

https://www.twitter.com/JMSonnier85

 

https://buildingneverland.org/

 

Order the book at https://www.amazon.com/Building-Neverland-Pan-Rising-happened-certain-ebook/dp/B0855M3CL7/ref=sr_1_1?dchild=1&keywords=jamie+sonnier&qid=1586894057&sr=8-1

 

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Episode 20: Serendipity (Author)

Episode 20: Serendipity (Author)

April 17, 2020

Serendipity joins the Fiction Addiction podcast and discusses her journey as an author, the erotica genre and more. 

 

Guest Bio

Amanda Chambers (Serendipity) is a wife, mother, former college professor turned stay at home mom and kickass entrepreneur. She loved reading and writing from an early age, and as she matriculated through grade school, she continued developing that love through English classes and hours of reading books at home. Due to a diagnosed learning disability, doctors and the school system advised Amanda’s mother that she would likely not graduate high school. After having Amanda’s IQ tested and finding it to be well above average, her mother refused to allow others to give up on her daughter and Amanda graduated on time and continued to college.

 

Once in college, Amanda knew she would pursue her first love: English. At age 28, Amanda because a college English professor. After teaching face to face and doing a stint as an assistant director of a university writing center, Amanda became pregnant and decided to try online teaching so she could stay home with her daughter. Her endeavor into online education was successful, and she won multiple awards including Instructor of the Quarter and Distinguished Educator of the Year.

 

After being laid off due to record low student enrollment, Amanda decided to pursue a dream she’d had since she was young: Writing a book. In January 2016, she resumed working on the book she began writing in 2008 and self-published it on August 27, 2016 - which also happened to be her 35th birthday. Published under the pseudonym Serendipity, which happens to be Amanda’s favorite word, Ember’s Flame is an erotic romance novel. Amanda is proud to say that she writes all things love and romance.

 

Amanda chose self-publishing because she had been around the traditional publishing industry since her days of freelance editing in college and she didn’t agree with a lot of traditional publishing practices. Her endless hours of self-publishing research paid off when her book hit #1 on Amazon the day it was released. After seeing that success, many aspiring authors sought guidance from her, which resulted in the creation of Divine Legacy Publishing, an umbrella company for self-published authors.

 

Amanda recently joined the world of blogging with the creation of RetroModern Mandee, which chronicles her life as a stay at home wife and mother, homeschooler and entrepreneur while putting a vintage spin on her seemingly modern life. Though in it’s infancy, Amanda hopes that her blog will grow in followers and her blog posts will help others.

 

Follow Serendipity

www.authorserendipity.com

www.divinelegacypublishing.com

 

Order the book at https://www.amazon.com/Rocking-Cheyenne-Author-Serendipity-ebook/dp/B07X513CYL/ref=sr_1_1?keywords=rocking+cheyenne&qid=1584025378&sr=8-1

Episode 19: Patricia Gandy (Author)

Episode 19: Patricia Gandy (Author)

April 14, 2020

Patricia Gandy joins the Fiction Addiction podcast and discusses her journey as an author, the impact fatherless families and more. 

 

Guest Bio

Patricia Gandy is a Cincinnati, Ohio native, and currently resides in Virginia Beach, Virginia. She has been writing for many years. Patricia loves creating stories that are relatable to everyday situations. She writes about topics that has been swept under the rug. One of her many writing goals is to bring these hidden issues to the forefront to help people heal.

Patricia has always had a very wild imagination as a child. She uses this same imagination to write stories that are entertaining. Writing isn't just a passion for Patricia. She also believes writing is very therapeutic for the mind and soul.

Patricia’s goal is to use her writing as a healing process. Not only for herself, but for her readers. She believes that when individuals create stories through laughter, love and emotions, it can help strengthen and grow individuals through the journey of life.

"Every one has a story, it takes a brave soul to share it with the world." And Patricia is choosing to be brave and share her story with the world.

 

Follow Patricia

https://www.instagram.com/unbottledvisions

 

https://www.unbottledvisions.com/

 

Order the book at https://www.amazon.com/IMPACT-PRESENCE-Patricia-Gandy-ebook/dp/B07TWJR6Q3/ref=sr_1_1?dchild=1&keywords=patricia+gandy&qid=1586882140&sr=8-1

 

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