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Imagine Alice in Wonderland opening Pandora’s Box.

It would result in chaos. But this is what Joshua Panttelerocso did.

Let me tell you something about Josh, I call him this after the name of his podcast Just Joshing. Josh is one of the most honest, open, and positive person I’ve had the pleasure to meet.

We have talked many times and he always leaves me in awe. I’d love to know what his IQ is!

Another thing you need to know is his mind is crazy. Full, of whacky ideas, Take for instance his latest release. Alice in wonderland mixed with Greek mythology and then instead of it being a novel, he writes it as a long poem.

Josh goes over the limit of imagination in this whimsical rendition of what was once Alice in wonderland. He turns everything upside down the characters are there, the gods and infamous legends of Greek mythology are there, but neither are who you know them to be.
Josh has twisted and framed the dream-like tale into something that should be impossible but will make total sense.

Take a look at his latest release Alice Won?: The Alice Pandemic Book 2

I had a chat with Josh, trying to get my head around such whacky idea. What would happen if Alice in Wonderland opened Pandora’s box.

Have a listen to my podcast Behind The Pen with my special guest Joshua Pantallresco


Podcast

https://jpantalleresco.podomatic.com

Website

https://jpantalleresco.wordpress.comEnter

Podcast stream

https://www.twitch.tv/justjoshingpodcastEnter

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Ethiopia And The Untold History

I spoke to Dawit Muluneh the author, who is also a Deacon to the Ethiopian orthodox church. His love for religion, languages and his country is to be commended. And he’s still learning, not making it easy on himself. But Dawit feels that he has more to learn, more to say and more to teach others.

He learnt about the history of his country which he left when he was seven. When the calling came, he returned to Ethiopia and lived in a monastery as he studied the religion. Through study and reading books, he learnt about Ethiopia’s rich history. Surprised with what he discovered, he’s adamant that others will learn about the Untold History of Ethiopia.
Dawit is very open and passionate to the cause and what he wants his books to portray.

He’s a Deacon and an author on a mission.

Watch our chat here.

You can find out more about his books and Deacon Dewit mission and news about his next release.

https://dawitmuluneh.com/

You can find his first book on Amazon

https://www.amazon.com/Need-Answers-Deacon-Dawit-Muluneh-ebook/dp/B08942L1C9

You’re Never Too Old To Write That Book.

Mark M Bello was 65 when he wrote his first crime thriller.

Back in the 80’s when he was an accident and injury attorney, a case landed the small law firm he ran with his partner, that later, he based his debut novel on.

Coming up to date, he now has 7 novels in the Zachary Blake Crime Thriller series. Each book is based on an injustice that’s happened in America. And Mark covers them all. And he doesn’t seemed to be slowing down either. Mark wants to entertain, while highlighting the facts of how the justice system works or doesn’t work when it comes to some important cases and issues that affect America.

However, Mark is not stopping at just adult thrillers. He’s even working on a children book series that talks about the injustice of what can happen in a child’s life, such as bullying, prejudice and so forth.

So remember the name, as Mark isn’t afraid to stand up (or write about) his opinions and what he truly believes. As the saying goes, ‘The Pen Is Mightier Than The Sword’ and Mark is proving that with the issues he’s taking on in his books.

How to find Mark’s books
https://www.amazon.com/Mark-M.-Bello/e/B01N4KDCPA

Where to find Mark M Bello on social media

https://www.facebook.com/MarkMBelloBooks/

https://www.instagram.com/markmbellobooks/

https://www.goodreads.com/author/show/16283795.Mark_M_Bello

Tigers Love Bubble Baths and Obsession Perfume – who knew!

Would you believe this is a title to a book? Oh, and a mystery spiritual romance of all genres.
Mary K Savarese is as quirky as the titles of her books. It’s the titles that inspire her to come up with a story, not the other way round.

Mary was lucky enough to see a Siberian tiger enjoy a huge vat bubble bath while the keeper sprayed Obsession perfume on its tongue. And if you think that a quirky and strange title, wait until you hear the next one.

Mary is such a positive and bubbly person it was a pleasure to talk about her books and future plans and just how exhausting writing and finding a publisher is.

Enjoy this episode of Behind The Pen.

Find out about Mary’s books and all her links to her social media on her website. www.maryksavarese.com

And don’t forget to check out the reading for The Girl In The Toile Wallpaper. You might recognise the face sitting on the shelf.

Was Shakespeare Mental?

According to songwriter and author Robert Boog, Shakespeare may not have been the writer we always believed him to be. And that there is evidence that the playwright Shakespeare, was bipolar.

Let’s just stop for a minute. I hold my hand up, as do many authors, to admitting that we suffer for our creativity. Most writers suffer from depression and most fiction authors hear voices in our heads. Which makes us a little schizo.

The depression takes us to a dark place where the writing is gold, and the voices we hear are our characters leading us the right way or having a go at us for putting them in a situation that the character would never have got into…
Have I lost you yet? Bear with me.
If we authors go through these periods of mental anguish and what we refer to as being in the “zone,” then if Shakespeare or any other writer went through the same thing back in those days, would they be thought of as being mentally insane?

So could Shakespeare have been bipolar? Yes, he could have. If you look at his work: the sonnets, the plays, most are very dark tragic, and even the comedies are so ‘out there.’ That in that era, he could have been mentally ill.

Robert believes that the author of the plays and sonnets didn’t want to be attached to the work and allowed someone else to take the credit.

In this episode of Behind The Pen. I go behind Robert’s songwriting to the screenplays he’s written, and then we discuss his latest book Shakeys Madness. Enjoy.


WHERE TO FIND ROBERT

Buy the book: https://www.amazon.com/Shakeys-Madness-Disorder-William-Shakespeare-ebook/dp/B08TM58JZW

Website: www.robertboog.com
Twitter: @robboog1
Facebook: www.Facebook.com/boogmusic
YouTube: https://youtu.be/jXvAxlz9AHs

Can A Book Unite The World?

Yes, it can!

When I started chatting to Athena, I assumed she was just another author and surprisingly a songwriter. But as we continued to chat more and more about her life, dedication, and love came to light.

Please watch this episode and learn about the amazing lady and what she does and plans to do 😉

More about Athena
(Greek Goddess of warfare, wisdom and handicraft.
Athena was regarded as the patron and protectress of various cities.)

Athena Goodman was born in the U.S. Virgin Islands and was brought to Boston, MA, a couple of weeks after the infamous blizzard of ‘78. By the age of nine, she started developing her passion to write from her innermost feelings and thoughts.

Boston was a quaint new place to her. This prompted her to write more and put everything into writing.  A beginning of a life-long journey to carve her fragile destiny with her mind and a pen as her tools to achieve everything she had ever dreamed of.

As a young girl, she finished reading all the books in her school library before the sixth grade. Goodman’s writing career began as a feature story writer in high school where her first story appeared in the Harvard Gazette.

In Virginia, she wrote for the Sundial Newspaper at a boarding college then named Randolph-Macon Women’s College. Later, she attended Radcliff College where she took graduate writing and editing classes then went to Harvard University, where her love for children’s literature was developed.


Athena Goodman’s Social Handles

Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/profile.php?id=100001306295306

Linkedin: https://www.linkedin.com/in/athena-goodman

7th Riddle FB Page: https://www.facebook.com/7thriddlebook/

Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/7thriddlebook/?hl=en

You can also visit my website, athenagoodman.com, to sign up for emails about new releases.

Retail Site of Athena Goodman

http://www.Alekadeals.com


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

Walter Koening (1)

 

Behind The Pen – episode 14

In this episode, I chat with award-winning memoir author, Charlene Jones.
She when through a horrific experience when she was younger and thanks to her travels and studies she was able to heal herself.
It was such an enlightening chat.
I hope you watch.

Behind The Pen with Sebastian Hidalgo

This really is a must-watch video.

Enjoy.

Make sure to leave a comment, like this video and don’t forget to subscribe to the channel.

 

Behind The Pen with Wesley Britton

The latest episode of my YouTube show Behind The Pen.
This was a fun chat with Sci-Fi and nonfiction author, Wesley Britton. We talk about his journey, his books and the state of the publishing industry.
It’s a fascinating chat. Don’t miss it.