Karen Nicely at The Inspired Mic October 19th!

Karin Nicely

In a past life, editor Karin Nicely was also a professional vocalist and songwriter. Tonight she will perform a song entitled Kindred Soil from her second album with the band Persephone’s Dream. Inspired by a drive through the battlefields of Gettysburg, Pennsylvania, she wrote the song’s lyrics, but as the band worked on the piece, something was missing. A poem she had written at age 23 in response to a PBS series on the Civil War rounded out the song. The spoken words emphasize the plight of women during the war who had no political or military power or voice and yet had to endure the injury and loss of the men they loved.

WRITING Nicely

For Authors/Publishers:

  • Editing
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  • Promotional Writing
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Kevin Cox at The Inspired Mic Thursday September 21st!

Kevin Cox

Kevin Cox was a New York City Cop in the Seventies. He worked for a year in Bedford–Stuyvesant followed by a year on the Apple (42nd and 7th, Times Square). He finally found a home at the 83rd Precinct in Bushwick Brooklyn. While Kevin worked there the Precinct of only approximately three square miles ran over six hundred shootings a year. He worked on the street during the Blackout of 1977 when the precinct was hit the looting on an unprecedented scale. Over one hundred thousand rioters looted and burned almost every store on Broadway in Brooklyn. That was followed less than a week later with the largest fire in Brooklyn’s history. Kevin retired from the NYPD due to injuries and moved to Pennsylvania where he worked as an Enforcement Officer for the Cumberland County courts.

Kevin received numerous medals and honors from the city of New York. He was a member of the Honor Legion of the NYPD. In his life, Kevin made over a thousand arrests.

He has one book out and two others due out soon. The one presently out is “A Year In Bushwick”. In the book, he tried to give the feeling of what it was like back then. If you decide to read the book and you like it buy a lot of copies to give out to people you like as Christmas presents. If you don’t like it still buy the copies and give them to people you don’t like. They won’t know which category they fit in.

Pat Gaydos-Grillo at The Inspired Mic Thursday September 21st!

Pat Gaydos-Grillo

My name is Pat-Gaydos-Grillo and I am a how-to writer. My topics range from How to Grow Holly Hocks in Northern Florida to How to Use a Kindle. My forte’, otherwise referred to as my obsession, is to experience, research, document and present information in an easy -to- follow format. Needless to say, I am a non-fiction writer and a realist.
My current endeavor is Steps & Beats; a line dance book. My goal is to promote line dancing and to help new dancers build both skill and confidence on the dance floor.

I am 72 years old and have been line dancing for 3 years and will testify that dancing has increased the quality of my life. I have lost weight, improved my posture, coordination, and physical stamina. By memorizing dance steps, also referred to as mental mapping, I have increased my ability to comprehend and remember information. I have also developed a feeling of well-being through my social interaction with other dancers.

Steps and Beats include topics such as health information, proper dress, dance floor rules, how to read a step sheet, step terminology, how to count steps, and the names of the steps.
Sounds like a big order? Well, it’s not! At tops, there are approximately 20 steps you will need to learn and a few variations of specific steps. Once you master the main steps, the rest is a piece of cake.

Also included with the book is a CD containing 22 step sheets and 13 videos. For those who no longer have a CD player, I have included a link and password so you can download the files onto your computer, phones, and tablets.

My eight-week absolute beginner line-dancing class starts on Wednesday, Oct 11, 2017 and ends on Nov29th. I teach my book, Step & Beats, in the class. Open dancing is every Tuesday and Thursday from 10 to 11:30 a.m. Visit my sites for updates and more information.

Dance class news: http://www.patgrillo.blogspot.com/
Book info: http://www.facebook.com/linedancebook
E-mail: patgrillo1@gmail.com

Purchase Links

Digital format: Amazon.com
On demand: Amazon.com
Website: http://www.patriciagaydos.com

Tristen Baker Tonight at The Inspired Mic

Tristen Baker

Tristen Baker also known as the “poetic guitarist” or more commonly, “Warrior Of Life” is a young published poet with his 2nd and 3rd books in the works.
You can purchase his current Ebook release “Done Longing For Change” off the Amazon Kindle store (link provided below)

Tristen is also a musician seeking to grow and thrive within the music scene of the State of Florida. He writes his own music and is also capable of covering popular and well known tunes as well as some oldies but goodies.

Make sure to follow him on his rapidly growing Facebook page ” Poetry Wonderland” and feel free to share and become involved in a world where creativity is an art!

(Book#1)
Done Longing For Change https://www.amazon.com/dp/B06XNQ8MZ9/ref=cm_sw_r_cp_apa_ykzLzb4ES195G

(Poetry wonderland)
https://www.facebook.com/groups/148603298981266/

Kristin Brinker Tonight at The Inspired Mic!

Kristin Brinker

I’m Kristin Brinker born August 23rd, 2001. I Was born with ADD but wasn’t diagnosed until the third grade. I struggle with school more so than not, and surprisingly not a very good reader. But when I hear another person read, it sinks in and I imagined to be that person who helps others understand. I am a very active in the community;

I’m going on year seven in Kiwanis, involved in FFA, softball, volunteer at the elementary school, help the neighbors as much as I can, I was in Josh crews writing club for three years, but if I continue to go on I may never stop. Like I said before I am a very bad reader, but writing is a completely different story for me. When I’m telling someone how I feel I have to basically sit down for some good time and think about what I’m going to say.

But when I write poetry it just flows out, I can say how I feel and I know what I’m saying. When I write about what it’s like to be in school or have anxiety, people my age have shown them my poems to show how they feel. “You’re the voice we wish we had.” Not just young people but adults too. When ever that happens and someone uses my work to help to give an understanding of how they feel and ask for help by using the words that couldn’t piece together but I could. Well when that happens, I know I at least did something right.

Ed Siarkowicz This Thursday Evening at The Inspired Mic!

Ed Siarkowicz (Shar-KO-vitch) was born in New York City and grew up on a dairy goat farm on Eastern Long Island. After spending 6 years as a commercial fisherman, he went on to graduate from New York Chiropractic College in 1992, moving to Florida where he practiced in both St. Johns and Flagler Counties for over 20 years. Retiring in 2011, he turned Professional Photographer, and after successfully exhibiting in both Flagler Beach and Kennebunkport, Maine, he went on have his work featured in the offices of President George W. Bush, New York Mayor Rudy Giuliani, US Congressman Ron DeSantis, and Florida Senator Travis Hutson. He is presently writing a book with Pierre Matisse, the 90 year old grandson of French master Henri Matisse, and is the Host of a storm chasing show on Flagler County Television entitled The Scud Buster Diaries. Visit his web-site at http://www.edsharkphotoimages.com./

Jesse Gourdet at The Inspired Mic August 17th!

Jesse Gourdet

This coming Thursday, August 17, Jesse Gourdet will be presenting his latest book A Reason or A Season on The Inspired Mic in Palm Coast, Florida. You are invited.

What began as a simple trip on an Amtrak train from Virginia to Florida turned into an intimate autobiography and cultural heritage. Jesse Gourdet spins stories of his past in Haiti and his tireless quest for the American dream.

Gourdet imparts the insights he gained during his early years in Haiti and his career in America. He describes his childhood spent with his family in Haiti and the serious illness that almost killed him as a young boy. Haiti of the 1950s and 1960s bursts into life as Gourdet explains his complicated family history and the local culture he grew up in. The love and respect Gourdet has for his family shines through every page

When he was twenty-four, Gourdet decided to move to America and pursue the often-elusive American dream. His memoir goes on to memorialize the people who helped him along the way and the lessons they taught him about life and love. As you will learn, Gourdet spent his life searching for ways to make it meaningful. And as A Reason or a Season proves, he succeeded.

Another book by Jesse Gourdet:

Let it be Easy

Jessegourdet.com

Tovah Janovsky at The Inspired Mic August 17th!

Tovah Janovsky

Tovah (aka Patricia) Janovsky is a New York City born and bred lady.  Growing up in the 1950’s and 60’s she lived through many historical and cultural events such as the beginning of the Space Race, the Cuban Missile Crisis, the assassination of JFK, had first-hand experience of the “Summer of Love” in San Francisco 1967 which ushered in the hippie generation, worked at MGM/Verve for several years meeting a variety of recording artists of that time, attended Woodstock 1969, worried and prayed for the Apollo 13 astronauts in the midst of that crisis.  She is a poll worker, reading mentor at a local school, and a blood donor (5 gallons in her lifetime).  She also belonged to the Medical Reserve Corp which assists first responders in local emergencies.  She is married to John Janovsky for 47 years; they have 3 grown children and 4 grandsons.

As a reader, she loved the work of Dostoevsky (especially the Brothers Karamazov).  She always liked to write but wondered if her work was any good.  At a business Meetup, she met Chris Speno who told her about the Florida Writers Association and Tovah began going to their meetings to have her work critiqued by other writers.  It was a wonderful experience and she learned a lot of things.  Some short pieces she wrote were published at Poet Plant Press in St. Augustine.  One called “It’s a Jungle Out There” is in the Florida Speaks book.   “Impressions of Arthur”, a free verse poem was published in the first issue of A.C.P.A.P.A. Anthology (Ancient City Poets, Authors, Photographers and Artists)

She’s been writing a blog (www.tovahsez.wordpress.com) since 2005.  In it she shares stories of her faith walk, spiritual insights, dreams, supernatural experiences, travels and other experiences.  She hopes to do a blog to book in the future.  In the meantime reading (or singing) at Inspired Mic keeps the creative juices flowing.  Stay tuned.

Mary Turner at The Inspired Mic on August 17th

Lights! Camera! Oooops!
There’s plenty of action in the Space Coast novels, as television actor Jody Sommars stumbles upon what she calls performance art, which sets the stage for small town crimes and misdemeanors. Jody and her gal-pal, Jamie Dawson, have to set right all kinds of wrongs that cross their paths. It all plays out on Florida’s Space Coast, where NASA shuttles once flew.
In Book 1 of the Space Coast series, Space Coast Island, performance art is the very flashy American Saddlebred show horses caught in the middle of an old fashioned land-grab.
In Book 2 of the Space Coast series, Space Coast Musical, the performance takes place at the Belle Playhouse community theatre, where they are putting on yet another production of Les Miz. What can go right? In professional actor Jody Sommars’ world, sometimes everything.
Chris Anderson, in his book The Long Tail, thought that the Internet would make niches for smaller works possible so that people could pick from what interests them rather than having to take only the big blockbusters. So I’m trying out this theory. I’ve published affordable, interesting stories on the Kindle bookstore.
Learn more at www.marydturner.com.
And the other good news is, “Kindle books can be read on iPad, iPhone, and Android devices with free Kindle reading apps, as well as Kindle devices.”
So come to my bookshelf on Amazon. Check it out.  

Ernie Gallo at The Inspired Mic Coming Thursday August 17th

Ernie Gallo is the President of the USS Liberty Veterans Association and author of “Liberty Injustices – A Survivor’s Account of American Bigotry” which is available from amazon.com.   The focus of his organization is to inform the American public the truth of the deliberate and brutal Israeli attack on the U.S. Navy intelligence ship, USS Liberty on June 8, 1967, fifty years ago.  The USS Liberty is the most decorated Navy ship for a single engagement, however, our government and the media has portrayed the crew including Ernie as wieners and anti-Semitic disgracing the honorable place in history protecting our relationship with Israel.  See www.usslibertyveterans.org and www.usslibertydocumentcenter.org.  His aim and struggle is to change this injustice.

In addition, Ernie assisted in the writing of “Remember the Liberty – Almost Sunk by Treason on the High Seas” by Phillip Nelson.  It is also available from amazon.com.    This book explores how a sitting U.S. President collaborated with Israeli leaders in the fomentation of a war between them and their Arab neighbors.

Since coming to Palm Coast, Ernie has dedicated his life to giving back to the sea services while honoring the USS Liberty crew.  He sits on the board of directors of the Daytona Beach Navy League and the American Cold War Veterans Association.  He is a member of the Veterans of Foreign Wars and the Naval Cryptologic Veterans Association.  In 2005, to honor the skipper of the USS Liberty, a recipient of the Medal of Honor, he launched the Captain William McGonagle Memorial Library.  To date, the project has collected and distributed 20,000 used books to the various Navy and Coast Guard commands in our local area.

Recently, Ernie received a bronze plaque from a lady in Delaware and decided to have the plaque,  honoring the USS Liberty crew, placed the Palm Coast’s Heroes Memorial Park.  While initially approved by the city, the city manager has stepped in to stop the process because the plaque states “attacked by Israel”.  According to him, this phrase will upset a “certain” group of our citizens and the official federal explanation indicates the attack was accidental – an erroneous position Ernie and the crew has been fighting.