Posts Tagged ‘fiction’

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

Enjoy science fiction and fantasy books? Don’t miss the next live broadcast of Your Book Your Brand Your Business on Monday, November 5 at 5 PM Eastern.

Award winning author V. Lakshman joins Daria Anne to discuss his acclaimed Mythborn series. The recipient of multiple awards, including 1st in Category for Science Fiction for the Cygnus Awards (2014) and the Kindle Book Review’s Best Kindle Awards (Semi-Finalist in 2014), this multi-talented author 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, Traveller and 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.

Daria Anne is thrilled to be back on the air after an unexpected hiatus with such an exceptional guest! Please tune in at 5 PM Eastern on Monday, November 5 for an entertaining and informative interview with V. Lakshman.

For more information, visit V. at his website, MythbornMedia.com:

 

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

I’m excited to welcome a previous radio guest from my days on Blog Talk Radio to Your Book Your Brand Your Business on Monday, July 2 at 5 PM Eastern:

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.

Karlyle’s recent book releases include The Calling, the second novel in his The Soul Encounters series, and The Gulls Are Always Laughing, a book of poetry which spans his childhood in the Ozarks through love and lovers to “Everything Else.” He has given it the subtitle of “My Life, So Far, in Poetry,” and in many respects, it is a spiritual journey in poetry.

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

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

‘Steps to Salvation’ Author Shlomo Attia on Your Book Your Brand Your Business

Discover how one man’s near death experience led to a spiritual awakening when I interview Steps to Salvation author Shlomo Attia on Monday, May 21 at 5 PM Eastern. No ordinary guest, Shlomo, who was born and raised in Tel Aviv Israel and now resides in South Florida, launched my ghostwriting career when he hired me to write Steps to Salvation — a combination of historical fiction, political thriller, and spiritual odyssey that defies categorization. In fact, as one reviewer notes, the novel “may be a genre unto itself.”

From the book description:

Steps To Salvation is a futuristic novel with spiritual, political and historical themes. Set in the year 2412, it tells the story of how man finally learned from history, accepted The One God Religion and moved the world into Salvation immediately following the Armageddon War of 2012.

Shlomo in his own words:

I’m not a writer by profession. I’m an engineer who builds prototypes for small businesses. I also own and manage a commercial appliance installation and service company in South Florida. Born with a natural curiosity, a passion for learning and a desire to contribute to the betterment of the world, I’ve always been an avid student.

During my childhood, my insatiable thirst for knowledge and truth often landed me in trouble. I was raised in Tel Aviv, Israel in a traditional Jewish home, where my constant questions about the nature of God and challenges to my faith were not always well received. Infused with an entrepreneurial spirit and a drive to succeed, I was earning more money than my father by the time I was 13 years old. Only problem was, I was doing so by retooling and selling “hot” bikes in my neighborhood. Once caught, I was not only severely beaten by my mother in front of my friends, I was also sent to a judge who gave me a choice of punishments: attend a religious school or go to a kibbutz.

At first I selected the religious school. But since the Rabbis didn’t appreciate my relentless questions about God and the traditional Jewish religion, they threw me out after a few days. That’s when the very best thing that could have ever happened to me took place: I went to live on a kibbutz.

This kibbutz literally saved my life by giving me the opportunity to channel my restless energy into productive endeavors, like learning how to become an electrician and a mechanic. The discipline and skills I developed set me up for success. I was further influenced by my service in the Israeli Defense Forces, which I joined in 1981 at the age of eighteen. Among other duties as paratrooper in a volunteer unit, I served in Beirut in 1983.

Following my honorable discharge, I spent time in Germany and France before relocating to the United States in 1990 and setting up my Hollywood, Florida-based business. In spite of my success, my main motivation has always been to contribute to others, to do whatever I could to help people. When an outwardly horrific motorcycle accident nearly ended my life in 2003, it began a process of discovery that eventually led to the creation of my book – a vehicle that enables me to not only help my family, friends, neighbors and colleagues, but also people all around the world I’ve never met.

 

For more, visit www.shlomoattia.com. During the interview, Shlomo share his insights on important topics like energy, individual capitalism, prosperity, justice system reform, religion, and terrorism. Please join us for a thought-provoking episode on Monday, May 21 at 5 PM Eastern.