Award Winning Author V. Lakshman on Your Book Your Brand Your Business

After an unplanned 30-day hiatus, I’m thrilled to welcome award Winning Author V. Lakshman on Your Book Your Brand Your Business, Monday November 5 at 5 PM Eastern. If you enjoy science fiction and fantasy, you are going to love this episode!

Here’s a bit about this multi-talented author from his website MythbornMedia.com:

V. Lakshman grew up in Bangkok, Thailand, where he first discovered his love of the martial arts, mythological heroes, and exotic lands, all of which influenced the development of characters and the world in his debut fantasy series, Mythborn – Fate of the Sovereign

When he was nine, his father took him to a martial arts exhibition, and his life was changed forever. He spent the next forty years mastering the arts of hand-to-hand, grappling, and weapons combat. His dedication to the martial arts and thousands of combat hours fighting opponents across three continents helped shape the authenticity of the martial philosophy and realistic fighting found throughout the Mythborn series.

As a young man, V. also became fascinated with popular role-playing games such as, Dungeons & Dragons, RuneQuest, Travellerand Champions. Much of his high school and college time was spent playing games with friends and dreaming up new worlds within which to adventure. His mind was filled with forgotten worlds, mythical creatures, and dreaming of ages where adventure awaited those daring enough to try.

In 1982, V. joined Bethesda Softworks as an Executive Producer and Lead Designer, with a vision to create a new and exciting digital role-playing game system. This resulted in the creation of, The Elder Scrolls franchise, re-envisioning the fantasy role playing genre and redefining its reach and popularity. The Elder Scrolls and its subsequent iterations like Skyrim, quickly became and remains the world’s definitive role-playing games, enjoyed by hundreds of millions of fans.

Over the next few decades VJ pursued his interest in video game design and is responsible for over eighty-five well known digital entertainment properties, which have garnered over $1B in lifetime sales.

These rich and immersive life experiences led to his conception and authorship of a rich and exciting new fantasy series known as Mythborn, a world where dreams become reality. While completing the Mythborn saga, VJ is working diligently on the design for an ground-breaking new interactive video game, a television pilot, and a graphic novel, all to complement the world of Mythborn and the characters within.

His educational experience includes graduation from George Washington University and from the Harvard Business School’s elite General Manager Program.  His martial arts experience includes extensive training in karate, close combat grappling, kendo, a type of traditional Japanese swordsmanship.

Mythborn Media is a division of Dawn’s Light Media and is in negotiations for a Motion Picture Film Series. Production is to begin later this year with release sometime in 2019.

We look forward to answering your questions in the chat room and hope you’ll tune in on Monday, November 5 at 5 PM Eastern!

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Bestselling Author and Entrepreneur Tamara Celeste on ‘Your Book Your Brand Your Business’

Wow, I’ve been off the W4CY Radio airwaves for two weeks, due to my schedule and the Labor Day holiday. But I’m excited to get back on again on Monday, September 10 at 5 PM Eastern with a fabulous guest: lawyer, real estate professional, coach and bestselling author, Tamara Celeste. She joins me to discuss her book, Buy Homes Not Shoes (or other stuff): A Woman’s Guide to Buying Her First Home, available in paperback and Kindle on Amazon.com.

Ladies, do you dream of owning a home but think that it is out of your reach?  Do you think that you can’t do it on your own, or you don’t have enough money saved to even think about home ownership?

Put those thoughts aside.  In “Buy Homes, Not Shoes” lawyer, real estate expert and home buying coach, Tamara Celeste, shows you that with just some small shifts in your thinking and spending habits, you can own the home of your dreams.  You can stop building wealth for your landlord and start building wealth for you and your family.

By reading this book you will immediately slash the home buying learning curve.  Chock full of practical advice, this book breaks down the sometimes complicated and incomprehensible terminology of the real estate and mortgage industry into terns you can understand.

Here’s just some of what you will discover:

  • The one secret creditors won’t tell you that can improve your credit score.
  • The questions you must ask your Realtor® and mortgage lender to get the best rate and deals.
  • What exactly is equity and how do you use it to build wealth?
  • How to obtain funds to help you with your closing costs?
  • If you are currently renting, the one thing you must do NOW in order to protect yourself.

Tamara holds your hand, shares her secrets, helps you build your “squad” and before you know it you’ll be inviting her to your housewarming party.

If you’re ready to invest in yourself and your future, then click the Buy Now button above and let’s get started to owning your first home.

You can listen to my live interview with Tamara on Monday, September 10 at 5 PM Eastern by visiting www.w4cy.com and clicking on the LISTEN LIVE button in the right sidebar. The episode will also be archived on my iHeartRadio page within 24-48 hours of broadcasting.

For more about Tamara, visit her website at www.tamaraceleste.com.

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Award-Winning Author Karlyle Tomms on Your Book Your Brand Your Business

I’m interviewing former Writestream Tuesday guest and award-winning author Karlyle Tomms on Your Book Your Brand Your Business on Monday, July 2 at 5 PM Eastern. Please tune in for a thought-provoking episode with the self-described “personality novelist,” who infuses much of his real-life experience into his fictional books and has recently released a poetry book entitled The Gulls Are Always Laughing.

Karlyle Tomms is an award-winning author who grew up in the rural Ozarks. He worked most of his career in mental health services and addictions treatment and began writing fiction later in life. He has written for different regional magazines and newspapers over the years, and has often been selected to speak at both professional and non-professional events, as well as radio talk shows. His first novel, Confessions from thePumpkin Patch won the 2016 New Apple Awards Medalfor General Fiction and was endorsed by Marideth Sisco who is known for her work on “Winter’s Bone” the four- time Oscar nominated film starring Jennifer Lawrence.

His general method for fiction has been to define a protagonist and allow that character to tell his or her own story from first person perspective as though the protagonist is writing an autobiography. His fictional books are about people overcoming social,psychological, emotional and spiritual challenges.

Aside from his poetry book, which features the subtitle of “My Life, So Far, In Poetry,” chronicles his childhood in the Ozarks through love and lovers to “Everything Else,” and is a poetic spiritual journey, Karlyle has also published The Calling, the second novel in his The Soul Encounters series.

During the interview, he will discuss the concept of “self-help” through fiction, his motivation for pursuing a writing career as he approaches retirement, and his experiences with writing and publishing. We welcome your participation in the live chat and will answer your questions on the air. Please join us for an inspiring, informative episode.

In the meantime, visit Karlyle at his website www.karlyletomms.com.

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