Showing posts from March, 2013

The Pleasure Saucer Podcast

No question is stupid if you don't know the answer which makes me feel a lot better about not knowing what a pleasure saucer is. According to Reverend Johnny Lemuira of the Church of the Subgenius, the short answer is “escape vessel.” This vessel is highly versatile, ranging from finding your bliss to constructing homemade UFOs. I think the latter is more interesting although I seem to spend an inordinate amount of time following my bliss. The Pleasure Saucer is also the title for Lemuria's podcast which is described as “Anarchist, Transhumanist and Sex Positive.” I thought that was a good fit for WHEN MARIJUANA AND REALITY TV COLLIDE . . . Yikes! Another Quirky Audio Book. I had the opportunity to be a guest on The Pleasure Saucer this spring and found Lemuria to be a very interesting and gracious host The Pleasure Saucer Podcast evolved out of some of Lemuria

Cyrus Emerson

One of the greatest things about the internet is that it enables people in all industries to connect with and learn from others in their respective fields. I've been fortunate enough to have corresponded with Cyrus Emerson, an Oregonian with a layback style and a genuine desire to help people in the audio book business. I'm not sure how he does it, but Cyrus Emerson has a full time career as an audio engineer at Blackstone Audio, works with a media site called Just Imagine It Ink , hosts a radio show called Get Behind Me, Now Stay There and still finds time to write a novel or two. Whew! Emerson entered the world of audio books after serving in the Navy on the USS Kittyhawk and earning a journalism degree from Southern Oregon University. Sandwiched between all that, Emerson also pursued a writing career. I had the opportunity to listen to Emerson's audio book version

Fabulous Freebies!

Best News Ever: Writers no longer have to launch expensive media campaigns to publicize their books. The internet is loaded with free programs designed to help writers connect with potential readers. Many of today's business gurus advocate blogging as a means of keeping readers engaged and interested in their work. Here are a couple of free blog programs to try: Blogger and WordPress In the past, if writers wanted to give their readers a visual on their story, they faced expensive production costs combined with pricy TV ad rates. Now, practically everyone has access to a video camera so they can shoot their own promos and air them for free on sites like these: YouTube and Daily Motion New radio stations are appearing on the internet every day. Many of the personalities at these stations are interested in writers, especially those who of