Category Archives: Radio

A Rant & A Cry

If you’re a regular listener to my live radio show, Author Assist on the Artist First Radio network, you know how the show works. Okay, sometimes I throw in a few surprises for my guest like making them sing, live on air and getting them to take part in a quiz, they knew nothing about.

Well, on the last show, Friday 8th April, I did two things I’ve never done before in the five years I’ve been on the air. I had a rant, and I cried. I’m not going to tell you what the rant was about or why I cried, you need to listen to the show and find out.
As well as those two monumental occurrences, we have awesome music from Lola Black and her hit single Hot Enough. Live readings from two of my flash fictions from my Collection, Heads & Tales, and my wonderful guest, Teri M Brown, who also does a reading for you.


So plenty of entertainment. You can listen to the archived show here.

Download a copy of Heads & Tales

Meet Teri M Brown. On the podcast Behind The Pen

Ans find out more about Lola Black and her music

Check out Teri M Brown’s debut novel, Sunflowers Beneath The Snow

Day 15 #MarchoftheWriter

 How do you social?

On Twitter, Instagram, Facebook, TikTok, Linkedin… actually that’s not what this is about.

How do you connect with other writers, with your tribe and with potential new readers?

I have two answers for you.

The first; Go Indie Now.
Yep, you’ve seen me mention the media platform Go Indie Now and the workaholic, Mr Joe Compton.
Joe has created a platform where the indie community can meet, chat have heated debates, get drunk at Joe’s bar (Just kidding) – no I’m not!

Find out about new indie films, books and what’s hot in the gaming community. These shows, panels, interviews, and reports are entertaining for the public and the indie community.
Authors, there is so much you can learn from those that have done it all. We’ve all made mistakes so learn from those that have tried and failed but don’t give up. Get tips and get the inside scoop on what’s going down in the indie world.

Have you always wondered what’s inside a writer’s mind? How do they build these magical, dangerous and extraordinary worlds? How do they come up with the characters you love, with the plot twists and write stories that will keep you turning the page and gasping for more?

You will find these answers and more on the media platform Go Indie Now. So please support Joe and all the hard work he does for the Indie community. Seriously, this man just never stops.

The reason I mention this in my article about being social, is I have made some wonderful connections and long-lasting friendships with indies I’ve met while being a guest on the shows. This then takes me to their safe place. Their group, where I’m welcomed and treated as one of the family. Thus creating more connections and friendships, thus learning more from my peers.

Please subscribe to The Go Indie Now YouTube channel and take a look at the shows he hosts. Watch and be entertained, leave a comment and like the videos.
Thanks, and remember, it’s always time to Go Indie Now

And my other way to socialize is not knowing who is Behind The Pen. (Did you see what I did just then. lol)



Podcasts, Zoom interviews, Radio shows, they are so hot right now. If you want to find new readers, you have to step up, show your face, and let us hear your voice. There are thousands out there waiting to hear about exciting new books and authors they have never heard of. The world is yours to conquer!
Okay – maybe I went a little too far with that last line. But I’m sure you understand what I’m trying to say. People don’t know you. They don’t know your name, they don’t know your books, and now you have a chance to be seen, heard and noticed.
If you’re camera-shy, contact podcasts and radio stations. If the camera loves you, get on some pannels, shows and interviews. Your readers are out there waiting.

Behind the Pen is a YouTube show and audio podcast where I chat with all artists; musicians, authors, illustrators, writers, editors, anyone who uses a pen for work.


Day 10 #MarchoftheWriters

What’s on your calendar?

I have to check my diary for that. I’m useless on an online calendar, I always forget to put the date or event in.

Okay, so I have a zoom meeting with my co-author at 10.30 UK time tomorrow, as we start looking at the edits suggestions and notes for book one of our sci-fi, dystopian, Toxic. (Well, is actually today as it’s currently 3am as I write this post.

My BFF is getting married on the 19th of this month and I couldn’t get over there for the wedding, Sent a frigging awesome wedding present for them both. I’ll post a picture of the gift after the wedding.

I have been asked to be a guest on a pilot online game show so that’s gonna be cool. I’m also on the panel of the Go Indie Now show Sunday 27th March.

In between those dates, I have two Behind The Pen interviews to film and my radio show, which goes out live tomorrow at 1pm EST.

https://www.artistfirst.com/kantas.htm

New Challenge

You know me I love a good challenge and when I take on something, I don’t back down.
This one is called March of The Writers and every day, we are given a prompt and it could be to write about a book, introduce myself, write flash fiction and so forth. I will be given a prompt and see if I can do one every day through March. This will be fun.

From the crazy mind of Author and YouTube addict, JD.Estrada. You can follow his blog and journey on https://jdestradawriter.blogspot.com

DAY ONE.

 New month, who dis?

Well, hello world. I’m Karina Kantas award-winning author and filmmaker. I have 15 books published, some independently, some under publishing contacts. I write in most fiction genres and I go through binges. Right now it’s Dark Romance.
I’m from the UK but I live on the Island of Corfu.

I’m a BookTuber, YouTuber, Podcaster and Radio Host and I also run Author Assist which offers affordable assistance to writers, authors and those in the publishing business. I’m a VA , Author Manager, Publicist, Book Trailer Creator, Designer of Graphics, Social Media Consultant, Marketing and Promotion Manager and Narrator… plus a few more I haven’t mentioned.

I’m the host of the Author Assist Radio Show. Which has just celebrated five years on the air. My YouTube and audio podcast is called Behind The Pen and I get to chat and have a laugh with many in a business where they use a pen such as Illustrators, writers, musicians, and so forth.

For all links for my social media ( I’m everywhere) and for the podcasts and my YouTube channel go to

https://linktr.ee/karinakantas

1 Year With The Audio Podcast Behind The Pen

So to celebrate I had the audio podcast and the YouTube show both release this special episode at the same time.

This is about looking back at the last year, building solid friendship, and for me being completely open with you about something personal.

Please subscribe to the channel, click on that like button and feel free to leave a comment.


If you listen to the podcast on Spotify, please like the podcast.

https://anchor.fm/behindthepen/episodes/One-year-anniversary-of-Behind-The-Pen-e1cs04a

Beaming Up To The Starship Enterprise

DON’T MISS TODAY’S SHOW.

Please tune in live for this very special show.

Friday 10th July

Debut author Iris Chinook and my special guest, actor, director and author, Walter Koenig.

Here’s a link to the archived show.
http://media.artistfirst.com/ArtistFirst_Karina_Kantas_2020-07-10.mp3

Going live, worldwide,
1pm EST
12pm CST
10am PST
6pm GMT
8PM EEST

https://www.amazon.com/Water-Singers-Iris-Chinook-ebook/dp/B0848V6252

https://www.amazon.com/Walter-Koenig/e/B001KIZJUC

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Friday 08/05 Author Assist Radio Show

Join me and my guests we go live, worldwide 1pm EST – 6pm UK.
Listen Live

On this show, I’ll be chatting to Karen Ford who os a master financial coach and author of Amazon’s number one bestseller, Money Matters.

 

 

In the break I will be featuring the awesome UK indie rock band Salt Water Shakedown and their new song, Sign of The Times.

Salt River Shakedown have been playing the UK gig circuit for the past 4 years providing sheer ‘RAW AND FUZZALICIOUS BLUES’ that make crowds go wild!
SRS are ready to unleash their unique brand of sleek blues rock to the world! \m/

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https://www.facebook.com/pg/saltrivershakedown

 

 

My next guest is Larry Jorgenson, author of The Coca Cola Trail

Larry is a journalist with extensive experience in print (weekly, daily and magazines), radio and television news (both writing and on-air)

Currently research and writing history related articles and books. Works from office at his home along a bayou in Louisiana.

https://thecocacolatrail.com
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Author Assist Radio Show.

I’m looking for guest for my radio show. If you’re an fiction author, publisher, PA, or work within the publishing industry and would like to be a guest on Author Assist radio show, send me a message and I’ll send you an info sheet.

http://artistfirst.com/kantas.htm

ArtistFirst Radio’s “Author Assist Host: Karina Kantas” is a LIVE one-hour prime-time worldwide promotional radio show on the ArtistFirst Radio Network, broadcast about independent and NYT bestselling authors, their books, their lives and their struggles. It’s a comfortable fun chat with some music thrown in for good measures.
Karina will also be tackling some of the main topics within the industry and throwing in one or two surprises for her guests. The show has been running over 4 years and some of her special guests have been actors, journalists, directors and magazine editors.

Anyone can tune-in on their smartphone, wi-fi radio, tablet, laptop, or any internet device anywhere in the world by clicking: http://lin1.ash.fast-serv.com:7988/stream.mp3.m3u or logging on to http://www.artistfirst.com/kantas.htm and clicking on the “On Air” button.

Over 500 million hours of ArtistFirst Radio Shows have been downloaded or streamed since September 2007.

https://www.artistfirst.com/kantas.htm
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Radio & YouTube Promotions

If you would like to be a guest on the Author Assist Radio Show on The Artist First Radio Network, let me know. It’s 25e which covers airplay and promo before and after the show.

The show goes out live worldwide 1pm EST and then is archived forever!
I have talked with NYT Bestselling award-winning authors as well as new debut indie author. It’s a fantastic platform to be heard from.
There are also other advertising opportunities, to have your book done as an advert for the station’s daily ad roll. Have a book shout out on my show and even get your book on the network show page.

Also if you would like to be a guest on my YouTube show Behind The Pen it’s 15e for 30/40 mins chat. After the video is edited and accepted by you, it’s then promoted on social media.

You can send me a PM for more details or email kkantasauthorassist@gmail.com

Author Assist has been serving authors since 2015 and now has over 30 affordable services.

https://www.facebook.com/KKantasAuthorAssist

https://kkauthorassist.wordpress.com

 

Author Assist Radio Show

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ArtistFirst Radio’s “Author Assist Host: Karina Kantas” is a LIVE one-hour prime-time worldwide promotional radio show on the ArtistFirst Radio Network, broadcast about independent and NYT bestselling authors, their books, their lives and their struggles. It’s a comfortable fun chat with some music thrown in for good measures.
Karina will also be tackling some of the main topics within the industry and throwing in one or two surprises for her guests. The show first aired on February 2017 and has created thousands of loyal listeners.

Anyone can tune-in on their smart phone, wi-fi radio, tablet, laptop, or any internet device anywhere in the world by clicking: or logging on to http://www.artistfirst.com/kantas.htm and clicking on the “On Air” button.

Over 500 million hours of ArtistFirst Radio Shows have been downloaded or streamed since September 2007.

https://www.facebook.com/AuthorAssistRadio
I currently have spots open for authors, publishers, PA and anyone working in the industry or contact me if you’re interested in affordable advertising spots.
For those that didn’t listen to the live show, you can click on the link and listen to the archive,

Email kkantasauthorassist@gmail.com

 

For those that didn’t listen live. You can hear past shows in the archive section of the show page on the Artist First Radio Network and click here to hear Friday’s show. With my guest, Craig DiLouie and V.S.Holmes and music by Inherit The Stars

 

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