Left Coast Writers® Live: TC Currie

Melinda Adams, aka Lilycat

On Sunday, November 15th from 12-2pm, join Left Coast Writers® Live on FCCFREE RADIO’s popular show, Lilycat on Stuff. Lilycat’s guest on Sunday will be TC Currie, Author of Questions to a Butterfly: A Collection of Transformational Poetry

In Questions to a Butterfly, TC Currie uses familiar objects from everyday life and humor to connect the reader to the toil of transformation, their triumphs, and their connection to the Divine, offering comfort and hope for those in the midst of struggle. Full of universal truths, familiar problems, cookie dough, and psychic vampires, TC’s poems follow the path of those who have the courage to take an honest look at their lives, evaluate their actions, and do the hard work to move through personal transformation from darkness into energy, connection and light.

As a girl of five, TC Currie was delighted to discover that books allow her to escape into other worlds. She has been armchair traveling and writing ever since. After parlaying her degree in Asian Religions into a career as a software developer, TC gained a reputation for being able totranslate between software users and techie geeks. After years of technical writing, she found her bliss in non-technical writing. She’s won everything from the Silver Medal from the Solas Travel Awards for her personal essay “Checkers and Humanity” (more…)

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Left Coast Writers® Live: Bill Palmini

 

Melinda Adams, aka Lilycat

Melinda Adams, aka Lilycat

On Sunday, October 18th from 12-2pm, join Left Coast Writers® Live on FCCFREE RADIO’s popular show, Lilycat on Stuff. Lilycat’s guest on Sunday will be Bill Palmini, Author of A Rookie Cop vs. the West Coast Mafia: Breaking Up the “Best in the West” Gang

He’s back and once again flipping back the tarp on local crime! We are so jazzed to be celebrating true crime writer and Bay Area ex-detective Bill Palmini’s latest book.

In this gripping, true crime exposé, Palmini, a rookie detective, hopes to take down the West Coast Mafia by gaining the confidence of notorious mob operative William Floyd Ettleman. Set against a backdrop of social turmoil, A Rookie Cop vs. The West Coast Mafia immerses readers in the subculture of free love, drugs, robbery and murder, orchestrated by organized crime in locations like the coastal enclave of Sausalito, California.

Artists, writers, musicians, actors and hippies took refuge there. The Trident Restaurant was once a drug Mecca for Hollywood, the music industry and the New York hip. It was co-owned by the Kingston Trio and their manager, Frank Werber, a self-proclaimed drug priest. Robin Williams worked as a busboy there, the Rolling Stones were regulars and Janis Joplin had her own table. Sally Stanford, the former San Francisco Madam who later became Sausalito’s mayor, was a confidant of the famous and infamous. Ettleman’s gang of safecrackers targets the Trident.

Other mobsters like San Diego’s Frank “The Bomp” Bompensiero, on whom Sopranoscharacter “Big Pussy” is thought to have been based, become involved. Palmini, utilizing (more…)

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Left Coast Writers® Live: Joel Eis

Melinda Adams, aka Lilycat

Melinda Adams, aka Lilycat

On Sunday, September 20th from 12-2pm, join Left Coast Writers® Live on FCCFREE RADIO’s popular show, Lilycat on Stuff. Lilycat’s guest on Sunday will be Joel Eis, Author of The Function of the Ekkyklema in Greek Theatre, The Sculptural Display of Murdered Victims and the Success of Greek Tragedy for the State

The Function of the Ekkyklema in Greek Theatre, The Sculptural Display of Murdered Victims and the Success of Greek Tragedy for the State, (Edwin Mellen Press, 2014) was awarded the Adelle Mellen prize for outstanding contribution to scholarship upon its release, and received a special forward from Sir John Boardman, greatest living scholar on Greek vases and theatre, Emeritus at Oxford and former curator of the Ashmolean Museum.

Professor Joel D. Eis, MFA has been writing plays, poetry short stories, articles, and essays since the 1970s. A good portion of his work has seen print publication or staged reading/production. He has published three full length books; a book on the performance of the first play in English in the New World,(Edwin Mellen Press) a text on stagecraft for high schools (Centerline Productions) and his current book on Greek theatre published by Edwin Mellen Press. It has already received the Adele Mellen award for outstanding academic contribution, 2015.

The ongoing spot on Lilycat on Stuff is scheduled for the third Sunday of every month. Left Coast Writers® are invited to participate in the programming. Listeners are invited to call in and share their opinions.

FCCFREE RADIO is home to over 50 + original programs each week that produce more that 1,000,000 listeners per month (yes, you read that correctly 1,000,000 + listeners) of LIVE hosted content. that comes out of the plush studios in the SOMA District of San Francisco. FFR talk shows cover everything from sex, politics, sports, and (more…)

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Left Coast Writers® Live: Wanderland Writers

Melinda Adams, aka Lilycat

Melinda Adams, aka Lilycat

On Sunday, August 16th from 12-2pm, join Left Coast Writers® Live on FCCFREE RADIO’s popular show, Lilycat on Stuff. Lilycat’s guest on Sunday will be Left Coast Writers®  Wanderland Writers.

This time Wanderland Writers venture deep into Cornwall, exploring it’s castles, its contrast. They find, of course, its legacy of Camelot, the lingering shadows of Arthurian legend, tragic love, magic, and Merlin. They also find its sorrows, buried deep in its history like the now closed mines, where the windswept moors and jagged coasts made everyday events of shipwrecks, isolation, cave-ins. Yet, as workshop leaders Joanna Biggar and Linda Watanabe McFerrin and their fellow travelers discover, that is not the whole story. They also encounter the wonderful and hospitable Cornish, with their enchanting accents, their delightful yarns, their humor, their endurance. They wander, bicycle, hike and kayak to explore hills, waterways, villages and moors in search of the spirit of artists and writers who have come before them to leave an imprint on this untamed land.

Wandering in Cornwall is a beguiling collection of stories and poems about the extreme west of England. Everything that makes Cornwall so special is here: (more…)

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Left Coast Writers® Live: Jessica Shepherd on Lilycat on Stuff

Melinda Adams, aka Lilycat

Melinda Adams, aka Lilycat

On Sunday, June 14th from 12-2pm, join Left Coast Writers® Live on FCCFREE RADIO’s popular show, Lilycat on Stuff. Lilycat’s guest on Sunday will be Left Coast Writer®  Jessica Shepherd, author of Venus Signs: Discover Your Erotic Strengths and Secret Desires Through Astrology.

Use the wisdom of your Venus sign to create, laugh, and love with irresistible confidence. For millennia, Venus swaggered through the history books with unrivaled self-possession and sexual self-confidence. Yet many women today have lost touch with the very aspects of their inner selves that Venus represents: pleasure, joy, self-worth, sexual vitality, and eroticism. In Venus Signs, Jessica Shepherd breathes life back into the Goddess.

Whether you’re recovering from heartbreak or in need of a jolt of joy, beauty, and truth about who you truly are, Venus power will help (more…)

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Left Coast Writers® Live: Elaine Bond on Lilycat on Stuff

Melinda Adams, aka Lilycat

Melinda Adams, aka Lilycat

On Sunday, May 17th from 12-2pm, join Left Coast Writers® Live on FCCFREE RADIO’s popular show, Lilycat on Stuff. Lilycat’s guest on Sunday will be Left Coast Writer®  Elaine Bond, author of Affimals: Affirmations + Animals and photographer for The Utah Prairie Dog: Life among the Red Rocks.

Elaine Miller Bond is the photographer of the book, The Utah Prairie Dog: Life among the Red Rocks (University of Utah Press), featuring over 150 images of rare prairie dogs in their natural habitat. Her nature and wildlife photographs have appeared on the Discovery Channel Canada and in Science, (more…)

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Left Coast Writers® Live: Rebecca Foust on Lilycat on Stuff

Melinda Adams, aka Lilycat

Melinda Adams, aka Lilycat

On Sunday, April 19th from 12-2pm, join Left Coast Writers® Live on FCCFREE RADIO’s popular show, Lilycat on Stuff. Lilycat’s guest on Sunday will be Left Coast Writer®  Rebecca Foust, author of Paradise Drive and All That Gorgeous Pitiless Song.

All That Gorgeous Pitiless Song won the Many Mountains Moving Book Prize and was released in 2010, the same year that God, Seed: Poetry & Art About the Natural World, won the Foreword Review Book of the Year Award for Poetry. Mom’s Canoe and Dark Card, recipients of the Robert Phillips Chapbook Poetry Prize in consecutive years, were released by Texas Review Press in 2008 and 2009.

Rebecca Foust was the 2014 Dartmouth Poet in Residence and is the recipient of fellowships from the Frost Place and the (more…)

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Left Coast Writers® Live: Marianne Lonsdale on Lilycat on Stuff

Melinda Adams, aka Lilycat

Melinda Adams, aka Lilycat

On Sunday, March 15th from 12-2pm, join Left Coast Writers® Live on FCCFREE RADIO’s popular show, Lilycat on Stuff. Lilycat’s guest on Sunday will be Left Coast Writer®  Marianne Lonsdale, author of the upcoming Three Mornings.

Three Mornings follows a thirty-six-year-old woman, strong in her career skills and weak in relationship skills, navigate her first year with Paul, the man she thinks may be the love of her life, the man she wants to marry and have children with. Paul, a carpenter and singer-songwriter, is gorgeous, attentive, great in bed — and struggles with anger issues. They meet in Oakland in 1991 and the book follows the highs and lows of their first year together, as Nora lets her attraction to Paul override her doubts about him until an event happens that forces her to make a decision about their future together. Marianne will also discuss writing in community and the opportunities she started having when she was in the LCW Salon. In addition she will talk about Write On Mamas and the anthology they published, and the show Listen To Your Mother which she’s helping produce on May 9th.

Marianne Lonsdale writes personal essays and short stories, and is now focused on developing a novel. Her work has been published in the San Francisco Chronicle, (more…)

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Left Coast Writers® Live: Richard Voorhees on LIlycat on Stuff

Melinda Adams, aka Lilycat

Melinda Adams, aka Lilycat

On Sunday, January 18th from 12-2pm, join Left Coast Writers® Live on FCCFREE RADIO’s popular show, Lilycat on Stuff. Lilycat’s guest on Sunday will be Left Coast Writer®  Richard Voorhees, author of Shooting Genji.

Shooting Genji is a noir romance that careens from the Crash of 1929 in New York to the early Talkies in Hollywood. As a young rube, the story’s protagonist falls from a ladder, leaving him practically blinded by daylight. Nature makes it up to him, though, by giving him shockingly good night vision. Countless shady careers beckon, including working for whiskey smugglers, Wall Street cons, and Hollywood scoundrels. All-too-late he discovers he’s still the guy in the dark; but there’s hope yet. An alluring lady from Shanghai could be his undoing or his salvation.

“Delightful fun with a surprisingly warm heart.”
—Kirkus Reviews (more…)

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Left Coast Writers® Live: Joan Steidinger on LIlycat on Stuff

Melinda Adams, aka Lilycat

Melinda Adams, aka Lilycat

On Sunday, December 21st from 12-2pm, join Left Coast Writers® Live on FCCFREE RADIO’s popular show, Lilycat on Stuff. Lilycat’s guest on Sunday will be Left Coast Writer®  Joan Steidinger.

Joan Steidinger, Ph.D., is a Certified Consultant through the Association of Applied Sports Psychology and on the United States Olympic Committee’s Sport Psychology Registry. She has written columns online for PsychologyToday.com and SFGate.com. She has worked as a sports psychologist for close to 30 years with offices in Mill Valley and San Francisco. In the 1990s, she was a competitive ultrarunner and competitive Ride and Tie participant. You will see her running the trails of Mt. Tam in Mill Valley, California where she lives with her husband, JP, and two goldie dogs, Spencer and Parker.

Sisterhood in Sports: How Female Athletes Collaborate and Compete tells the stories of all kinds of female athletes in a variety of sports. Their natural tendency to use talking as a primary form of communication is essential to their experiences and successes in sports. Women and girls tend to have BFFs, collaborate during periods of stress, express empathy for one another, worry about themselves and others, and desire to have fun in sports, which makes their experiences of sports and competition different from their male counterparts. Female strengths are grounded in both mind and body, and they take these strengths onto the court, field, and track.

There are now dozens of studies showing how the female brain and hormones operate quite differently than those of men. This book reveals the (more…)

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