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Eye on Books BOOKCAST

Eye on Books BOOKCAST


Podcast Host: Bill Thompson


Location: Washington, DC

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Interviews with authors of new, bestselling books.


A Coach’s Life-Changing Career Decision  play >

A Coach’s Life-Changing Career Decision

5/15/2014 | Download File (7.67 MB) - right click to download

Successful football coaches often change jobs. They take on fresh challenges, new opportunities, and find ways to grow as they meet new players and new teams. Jim Overmier had been a very successful high school football coach in Maryland when he accepted the job of quarterbacks coach on the staff at Gallaudet University, which had just attained NCAA Division Three status. A friend advised him to keep a journal, because this was not going to be an ordinary assignment. And it wasn’t. Gallaudet is the world’s only university dedicated to the education of the deaf and hard of hearing. Jim Overmier is neither of those. His experience coaching football at Gallaudet is the basis of his new book “Silent Count.” More below the media player. Listen to Jim Overmier Similar Posts: Learn to See Your Book The Way An Editor Does If She Fails, All Humankind Suffers the Consequences Ride the Indie Author Wave At The Bookcast What We Can All Learn From a College Rowing Team Why Settle For Just One Career? The post A Coach’s Life-Changing Career Decision appeared first on The Bookcast.

Sarah, The Walking Disaster  play >

Sarah, The Walking Disaster

5/11/2014 | Download File (7.59 MB) - right click to download

Sarah Cohen means well, but the ex-diver’s hasty decisions wreak havoc on her life in Boston. Good thing Emerson is a phone call away in Syracuse, with a metaphorical mop to clean up the mess. Their long-distance friendship can be excruciating for him, though. Years after their brief college romance, he’s still in love with her. When everything goes wrong, Sarah takes another plunge: back to the scene of her last mistake, to start fresh. Unfortunately for Emerson, the move puts her too close for his comfort. In Laurie Boris’s novel “Sliding Past Vertical” Sarah’s attempts to straighten her life’s trajectory are sometimes amusing and sometimes catastrophic. But with Sarah the walking disaster around, is anyone really safe? More below the media player. Listen to Laurie Boris And watch the trailer for “Sliding Past Vertical”: Similar Posts: Should This Woman Kill Her Mother-in-Law? They Warned Her He Would Be Trouble. But a Killer? What a Long, Strange Journey, To Find The Music Love, Hatred and Jealousy. But Also Regret. Technology Turned Homicidal The post Sarah, The Walking Disaster appeared first on The Bookcast.

The Most Ridiculous Relationship Ever. A True Story.  play >

The Most Ridiculous Relationship Ever. A True Story.

3/11/2014 | Download File (6.88 MB) - right click to download

Have you ever met a man that makes you act foolish? You are in good company. Melanie Moore tells the story of the most ridiculous relationship ever, in her new memoir, “Tomato Stakes.” By her own account, Mel was a free spirited gypsy who needed no man. She had her crazy cousin to fill her days. They drank until they couldn’t stand. They drove people insane. They were inseparable The secret, though, was that Melanie Moore and Melissa Moore weren’t really cousins. After Melissa moved away Melanie wasn’t sure how she was going to keep herself busy. So she started to plot her life around a man who didn’t even know she was alive. Their paths crossing again depended on one thing: tomatoes. More below the media player. Listen to Melanie MooreSimilar Posts:Something Spicy to Cleanse Your PalateInside A Successful Writer’s ImaginationTrapped Between Life and Death – What Will She Do?One Family’s Story of Coming to AmericaHow to Get Me to Like Your BookThe post The Most Ridiculous Relationship Ever. A True Story. appeared first on The Bookcast.

The Rebirth of the Human Race  play >

The Rebirth of the Human Race

1/29/2014 | Download File (8.13 MB) - right click to download

Mankind is undergoing rebirth. New arrivals are closely watched by the Selected, the transgenic beings created by the Moirai. New communities thrive with the aliens’ support, and peace and security reign on Eridu, as the planet Earth is now known by the Moirai and in the galaxy. But in Massimo Marino‘s science fiction thriller “Once Humans,” peace and security of the cradle are suddenly shattered by acts of sabotage set to disrupt the fragile balance of the fledgling communities. From the coldest climes to the deepest ocean floors, a cosmic conspiracy full of betrayal and fear is being hatched with the hope of pushing the world perilously close to the brink of self-destruction. It is up to Dan Amenta to journey through dark and deadly alleys – even into the depths of the planet – to unlock the shadowy logic of alien minds. The events and the emotional trauma prepare the race of man to reclaim its place in the galaxy. More below the media player. Listen to Massimo Marino The Indie Author Life Fledgling science fiction writers often make a fundamental mistake, writes Massimo Marino in a recent blog post. The newbie figures she must explain how everything works […]Similar Posts:War, Holocaust, Rebellion – and Dragons and RunicsA Deadly Race Is On To Save A 12-Year-Old GirlErotica Author Turns to Historical Fiction – and FindsWe’ve Hit 100!Five Moons Craving a HeroThe post The Rebirth of the Human Race appeared first on The Bookcast.

There’s Something (Odd) About Gilbert  play >

There’s Something (Odd) About Gilbert

12/24/2013 | Download File (6.08 MB) - right click to download

FB.Event.subscribe('edge.create', function(response) { _gaq.push(['_trackEvent','SocialSharing','Facebook - like button',unescape(String(response).replace(/\+/g, " "))]); }); (function() { var po = document.createElement("script"); po.type = "text/javascript"; po.async = true; po.src = ""; var s = document.getElementsByTagName("script")[0]; s.parentNode.insertBefore(po, s); })(); Sheldon Mason has decided he doesn’t want to be a recluse any longer: he’d rather just be dead. But when his upstairs neighbor – a drug dealer named Sam – interrupts his suicide attempt, gets him a job, and believes in him, Sheldon realizes maybe his inner demons are beatable. Of course, then he meets new demons… In Scott Bartlett‘s novel “Taking Stock” Sheldon struggles to make sense of his life, and starts to notice something odd about one of his new co-workers. Gilbert seems to know about Sheldon’s mental health issues – in fact, he seems to know secrets about everyone. And Gilbert sees value in Sheldon.. More below the media player. Listen to Scott Bartlett The Indie Author Life Watch as Scott Bartlett reads an excerpt of “Taking Stock”:Similar Posts:A Girlfriend! A Girlfriend! My Kingdom for a Girlfriend!Battle of Good Vs. Evil, With Christian UndertonesWhat’s Been Going OnA Father’s Only True Legacy: LiesGreat Summer Indie ReadsThe post There’s Something (Odd) About Gilbert appeared first on The Bookcast.

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