Friday, December 28, 2012

Bay State Reader's Advisory Gives Good Tips

If you're in the hunt for a good story, who better to ask than an a librarian? Laurie, a public librarian in Massachusetts, is doing her best to spread the “good word.” Through her blog, Bay State Reader's Advisory,, Laurie shares nuggets of literary gold with those who seek it.

The Bay State Reader's Advisory Blog includes a list of the many titles Laurie has reviewed. The blog aims to deliver honest assessments of a both books and audio books, the idea being to assist readers and listeners in making good choices. To further this goal, The Bay State Reader's Advisory Blog has a give-away page where readers can score some literary loot.
“Yikes-Another Quirky Audio Book” is among the many titles Laurie has reviewed. Read all about it at
If the story interests you, enter for a chance to win a free copy of Yikes! On the Bay State Reader's Advisory website

At the moment, Laurie is reading “The Burgess Boys” by Elizabeth Strout and listening to an audio book by Hilary Mantel called “Wolf Hall: A Novel.”
Finding the perfect book or audio book to keep you entertained has never been easier. From the comfort of your own home, you can “try before you buy” by checking out the many wonderful websites offering free reviews such as Bay State Reader's Advisory at

Wednesday, December 19, 2012

No Excuses Entertainment

In the spirit of entrepreneurialism, Denver's Thurlow Weed is pioneering a whole new brand of entertainment. Thurlow is the host of Wake N Bake on iBakeTV

Thurlow Weed has been entertaining audiences for more than ten years. Taking advantage of internet radio and TV opportunities, Thurlow founded M2J Media Group and launched the Medicated Chef Show.

Viewers interested in learning how to make meals medicated with cannabis can tune in for cooking techniques and other tasty tidbits. Right now, the show is searching for the next Honorary Medicated Chef and ponying up $5,000 in cash prizes.  The object of the contest is to find talent which can teach viewers about the benefits of cannabis and entertain them as the same time. Entries are being accepted in the forms of submitted videos, so get rolling! All entries must be submitted by midnight on December 31, 2012.

I had the opportunity to be on Thurlow's radio show which he does weekday mornings from 8 to 11am. Check out our conversation at

Saturday, December 8, 2012

Dara on Radio

One of the most fabulous things about modern technology is that it enables everyone the opportunity to voice their opinions, network with others and share their hopes and dreams. Radio stations are no longer limited to an elite group of people who can afford expensive equipment and have the wherewithal to deal with the FCC. Internet radio stations are popping up all over the place, including one headed up by Dara Blaker near Ft. Lauderdale, Florida

Dara has been hosting Dara on Radio for almost three years. Her radio show has featured a number of high profile guests including Bond Girl and Charlie's Angel's actress Tanya Roberts and Hollywood Reporter Kristyn Burtt. Dara herself is no stranger to big time projects: she has performed lip sync ADR (Automatic Dialogue Replacement) for a Latino show on HBO show called Capadocia for the last two seasons. Dara does a wide range of character voices. Check out Dara's demo reel:

In addition to her work as a voice-over artist, radio host and narrator, Dara also owns a music eduction company called Colour Me Music This program aims to make music an integral part of eduction while making it fun for children. Dara is also creating a new animated series and is looking for parties interested in joining her efforts. To find out more, connect with Dara on through her website at That's also where you'll find the interview Dara did with me regarding the release of Yikes! Another Quirky Audio Book.

It's hard to imagine how a mother and wife can pull all of this off, but Dara manages to do so with professional flair. Best of luck to Dara as she launches her new venture in animation!

Tuesday, December 4, 2012

Calling All Indie Artists

     Are you an independent artist, musician, actor or writer? If so, you'll find a great place to network with others in your industry on Indies in Motion – Internet Radio Featuring Independent Rising Stars
Indies in Motion is hosted by Rick Mizuno who is a musician and motivational speaker. Rick's easy going style makes both the artist and the listener feel relaxed and welcome. In addition to interviewing
writers, actors, dancers and those involved in the film industry, Indies in Motion also features great music from indie bands.
In addition to his busy music show, Rick Mizuno has written two books: 50/50 Split and From the Heart of a Man. Rick also has an inspirational audio CD called Promises Kept.
I had the opportunity to appear on Indies in Motion on Monday, December 4. This was my maiden voyage into the world of Skype and I must say I have a lot to learn! Fortunately, Rick Mizuno was a gracious and patient host. To hear the interview, please visit