"When my son heard our interview, he said it sounded just like a piece on NPR! You do an exemplary job, and I am pleased that you are being rewarded for your efforts. You are prepared, engaging, sympathetic, astute and you encourage your guests to be forthcoming with ease. From my experience - well over a dozen of these and counting - yours was the best!" --Pam Bitterman, Author of Muzungu

"I had fun chatting with John!" David Mack, NYT best selling author of the Star Trek Trilogy, Cold Equations.

"It's always so much fun talking to you!"--Rebecca Forster, USA Today best selling author of the Witness Series."


Friday, January 23, 2015

Ellen Airgood and South of Superior


Internationally published, Penguin novelist, Ellen Airgood, sheds much light onto the creative process and influences that helped her to forge her debut novel, South of Superior, into an agent sponsored contract. CLICK HERE TO LISTEN as she explains her unique take on life in Michigan's rugged but beautiful upper peninsula.

Thursday, January 22, 2015

Warren Bell and Hold Back the Sun


U.S Navy veteran, Warren Bell, spins a highly detailed account of WWII and especially the Pacific Theater of Southeast Asia in his latest novel, Hold Back the Sun, on January 21st at 1pm EST. CLICK HERE TO LISTEN

Saturday, January 3, 2015

Monday, December 15, 2014

Eric Czuleger and Immortal L.A.


Eric Czuleger is the author of Immortal L.A. and the forthcoming novels, Eternal L.A. and Farnoosh. He is the resident playwright of Coeurage Theatre Company and a Returned Peace Corps Volunteer (Albania 2011-2013). His plays have been seen in Los Angeles, New York, Washington D.C., Louisville and live streamed around the world. He currently lives in Los Angeles. He tweets at @Eczuleger, and you can find his website at EricCzuleger.com. CLICK HERE TO LISTEN TO HIS LIVE INTERVIEW ON BLOG TALK RADIO ON DECEMBER 19TH AT 6PM EST. Also, GO TO PSEUDOPOD.ORG to hear an excellent audio excerpt from it entitled, "Punks Not Dead."

Friday, December 5, 2014

Joanna Kurowska and The Wall & Beyond


Critically acclaimed Polish-American poetess, Joanna Kurowska, immigrated to the USA in 1988 and has a PhD in Polish and English Literature (Joseph Conrad). Her poems have been published widely and written in both Polish and English. Tune in and listen as she explains her fascinating background and the symbolism behind one of her best collections, The Wall & Beyond, on December 10th at 6:30 pm EST. Go here to Blog Talk Radio to listen to the archived interview. Also, you can read my 5* star review of it here at Goodreads.

Sunday, November 30, 2014

Saturday, August 16, 2014

David Mack and Star Trek Seekers #1: Second Nature


More Books Podcasts at Blog Talk Radio with John H Byk and Marta Merajver on BlogTalkRadio

New York Times best selling author and professional screenwriter, David Mack, beams aboard briefly once again onto Writers Alive to parse about the first book in his new Star Trek series, Second Nature. You won't want to miss this 'season' closing episode with an internationally famous and extremely talented writer.

Tuesday, July 15, 2014

Clean Kill (new title)


A concise handbook about mastering the writing and killing arts.
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Amazon Review by John D. Rachel

No one peers as intensely into the dark heart of the human soul as Conrad Johnson. If violence begets violence, then we are all doomed. But we know that already. Clean Kill renders the parallel pursuit of the writing and the killing arts masterfully.