Four Years of Writestream Radio

Four Years of Writestream Radio

Thanks to LinkedIn, I received a reminder that Writestream Radio is now  four years old. Between out-of-state visitors and Writestream Publishing projects, I’d forgotten all about it. It’s hard to believe, but at the time I was freelancing as a ghostwriter, copywriter, content writer and blogger. I thought an internet radio network would help my clients (and other authors) become more comfortable with discussing their books.

After publishing the first edition of Water Signs in 2008, I soon discovered that people were as interested in me as they were in my novel — which surprised me a little. That’s when I realized how critical it was for indie authors to put themselves out there in cyberspace and real life. Having spent the previous four years co-hosting a political show, I saw firsthand the power of internet radio to connect authors with their audience. And since many authors I knew had an aversion to public speaking, it also provided a non-threatening forum to discuss their work since it’s off-camera. (Ah, the days before Facebook Live 😉 ).

With that in mind, I contacted Lisa Tarves and John Gresham to ask if they wanted their own shows on the network. After they happily accepted, we began airing the Sunday of the first week of March 2013 with Just Believe with Lisa Tarves.

Sadly, our friend John Gresham passed away in July of 2016, but his memory and voice live on in the form of multiple excellent Military Monday broadcasts, which can be accessed on our Blog Talk Radio Show Page.

Today, our network broadcasts a variety of unique, uplifting, and informative programming:

Just Believe with Ilene Gottlieb ~ The Heart Healer

The Mentor In Me on Writestream Radio

Create Your Life with Tasha Chen

Partners in Crime with Sue Coletta and Kimberly McGath

The Formula with Jefferson Keith Langley

Love Liberty & Lip Gloss with Donna Lyons

Speculative Fiction Cantina with S. Evan Townsend

Get Fit Feel Fabulous with Britt

 

After a several month hiatus, I’ll be back to weekly hosting on Wednesdays at 11 AM Eastern, beginning on April 5 with The Writestream with Daria Anne. Write. Publish. Succeed. And soon, Kris Kees will be hosting a weekly money/finance program, Kees to Invest. I’ll post more details as we get closer to his debut.

Thank you to all of our exceptional hosts and listeners. We appreciate you and look forward to many more years of top-notch broadcasting!

 

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Have you been a guest on any one of our Writestream programs: Just Believe with Lisa Tarves, Military Monday with John D. Gresham, Writestream Tuesday with Daria Anne, Love Liberty & Lip Gloss with Lisa Tarves and Daria Anne, Speculative Fiction Cantina with S. Evan Townsend, or Get Fit, Feel Fabulous with Britt?

If so, we want to hear from you!

Did you enjoy the experience? Did it help you with the promotion of your books, services, and/or products? Would you come back again?

Help us to improve by sharing your feedback. You can contact me here. With your permission, we’ll include your testimonial on our newly redesigned website: Writestream Radio.com.

Thanks in advance and keep rejoicing in the flow of creativity!

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Writestream Gives Thanks!

It’s been another fantastic year on the Writestream Radio Network. We added a new show, The Speculative Fiction Cantina with S. Evan Townsend, relaunched Love Liberty & Lip Gloss, and have plans in the works to launch a new technology show very soon tentatively titled SEO Strategies with Snapperhead.

LLL-B-tm copyAlthough we lost Family Power Hour due to the demands of both hosts hectic schedules, we appreciate the time and effort Dr. Billie Eizenberg and Sheena Benjamin-Wise consistently put into their weekly Wednesday night broadcast and wish them much success.

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In an effort to become a seven-day per week network, we’re still actively seeking a Saturday show and host, preferably in one of the following areas of expertise: Life Coaching for Success, Paranormal Investigating, or Health/Wellness/Fitness/Nutrition. If you fit into one of these categories or have any ideas for an entirely different category, please contact me here.

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My partner in this venture — holistic health practitioner, host of Just Believe, co-host of Love Liberty & Lip Gloss and Writestream’s Director of Marketing Lisa Tarves — has been a joy to work with. Full of energy and creative ideas, Lisa’s input has helped us grow the network significantly over the past year. Aside from her busy life as a wife, mom, and business-owner, Lisa devotes an incredible amount of time to building Writestream into a diverse, entertaining, and useful network – not only for our listeners but also our clients. In an age where everyone can write, publish, and broadcast, it’s not easy to grow an internet radio network into a success so I truly appreciate Lisa’s help. I could never do this alone!

While I’m giving credit where it’s due, I also want to express my sincerest gratitude to Military Monday host John D. Gresham. A highly respected and well-known military historian, author, and journalist, John didn’t flinch when I asked him to host our weekly military show. Since he’s a veteran of several high-profile documentaries airing on networks like the History Channel, it means so much to me that John devotes many hours to producing a high-caliber broadcast week in and week out for our little internet radio network. Thank you, John!

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To bestselling author and America’s Unique Speculative Fiction Voice, S. Evan Townsend, a very sincere thank you for joining our network last month and bringing your talents — along with some very intriguing, accomplished guests — to the Speculative Fiction Cantina. Evan’s show has provided a much-needed science fiction/paranormal/fantasy/speculative fiction element to the network, one we desperately needed to serve such a huge audience.

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In June, Writestream Tuesday added a fantastic segment, the Right Wing Riot. Hosted by The Prince of Whitebread (Roy M. Griffis), Scary Smart (Jamie K. Wilson), and the “Mysterious and Alluring Ms. Always Right,” this snarky, relevant Public Service Satire mocks the latest events in culture and politics. Thank you all for consistently producing a quality show every week!

BigDawgMRlogoA few months ago, thanks in part to The Prince of Whitebread, the Writestream Radio Network began to rebroadcast via Big Dawg Music Radio, affording all hosts and shows and opportunity for greater exposure to a brand-new audience. Be sure to visit Big Dawg Music Radio to listen to their talented line-up of musicians and singers who just happen to love the good ol’ USA!

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Finally, a HUGE thank you to all of our faithful listeners, callers, supporters, and guests. Lisa and I have big plans for the network in 2015, so we hope you’ll keep rejoicing in the flow of creativity on the Writestream Radio Network!

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Writestream Tuesday: Speculative Fiction with S. Evan Townsend

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Lisa and I were delighted when S. Evan Townsend’s new show, The Speculative Fiction Cantina, made its debut on the Writestream Radio Network on October 7. Who is S. Evan Townsend?

S. Evan Townsend has been called “America’s Unique Speculative Fiction Voice” and writes novels that cause thrills and rapid page-turning.  After spending four years in the U.S. Army in the Military Intelligence branch, he returned to civilian life and college to earn a B.S. in Forest Resources from the University of Washington. In his spare time he enjoys reading, driving (sometimes on a racetrack), meeting people, and talking with friends.  He is in a 12-step program for Starbucks addiction. Evan lives in central Washington State with his wife and has three grown sons.  He enjoys science fiction, fantasy, history, politics, cars, and travel.  He currently has five published fantasy and science fiction novels.

During the live show I’ll chat with the author about his background, books, and plans for The Speculative Fiction Cantina. What is speculative fiction? We’ll discover the answer to this question and countless others during the interview. You can listen live by clicking on this link to Writestream Tuesday with S. Evan Townsend at 1 p.m. Eastern on October 28 or by dialing (347) 945-7246. Got your own question for Evan? Hit “1” on your keypad to get into the queue, or join the conversation in the live chat room.

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Then in the second hour, stay tuned for the Right Wing Riot with the Luminaries of Liberty – Scary Smart, Ms. Always Right, and The Prince of Whitebread. Will they read Pajama Boy a Halloween horror story instead of a fairy tale? Listen to the show on Tuesday to find out!

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