Left Coast Writers® Live: Todd Crawshaw 🗓

Melinda Adams AKA LilyCat

On Sunday, May 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 Todd Crawshaw. 

Todd Crawshaw is the author of Heretofore and Exploits of the Satyr, both novels, and Light-Years in the Dark: StoryPoems. A member of Left Coast Writers, he is the founder of Crawshaw Design, a graphic design firm based in San Francisco that provides integrated brand marketing for print and the web. He considers creative writing to be a visual art: “Like atoms begetting atoms that beget molecules, when uniquely linked, words form a DNA of indelible visions.” He is a graduate of the University of Oregon with a degree in psychology. He lives in Northern California with his wife and is the father of two daughters.

His latest novel is God, Sex & Psychosis. Don’t miss his upcoming event with Left Coast Writers at the Corte Madera Book Passage on Saturday, June 9th!

When criminal psychologist Mira Skyles is assigned by a court order to evaluate Egon Norwood, a person of interest in a serial murder investigation, she recognizes both a man with a dissociative identity disorder and the boy who once saved her life, with whom she shares a secret history.

God, Sex & Psychosis is divided into three sections. Part One is the thematic overture. It highlights the formative years of Egon and his twin sister, Faye, both traumatized by an abusive father. Part Two illustrates the fragmented points of view of both siblings, now adults, being analyzed by Mira, a court-appointed psychotherapist struggling with her own inner demons. The suspected serial killer assigned to her is mysterious and charming. Against her better judgment, she finds herself falling in love. Part Three is Mira’s story, told as a confessional: how she was gang-raped at age twelve and scarred by her attackers; how her rage manifested into a quest for revenge, which caused two deaths at the college she had attended; and how these incidents are connected to murders taking place in San Francisco.

How do children cope with horror? What is the mental and spiritual path to recovery, to revenge, to love, and to redemption? With dissociative identity disorder, a person’s identity is fragmented into two or more independent personalities, in essence, a psychological puzzle. So, too, is God, Sex & Psychosis. The protagonists have experienced sexual trauma at an early age, a root cause of dissociative identity disorder. Their experiences have affected them in distinctively different ways. One becomes a criminal psychologist; the other, a performing artist. In their professional lives, both are intelligent and functional, yet they are dysfunctional in other areas. At the core of this psychological thriller is a haunting love story, infused with seemingly independent and irredeemable elements that connect to form a denouement not expected.

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 back again. Google calls them an “Iconic Staple of San Francisco” and a “Frontrunner in Internet Broadcasting.” Add your voice to the fray by calling in during show hours: 415 829 2980. How to Listen in/Call in! 1 – log onto www.fccfreeradio.com 2 – find “schedule” tab and click it – go to Sundays – there will be the link for Lily Cat on Stuff – click it 3 – on Lily Cat page – there will be a “Tune In Now” section to select the streaming service of listeners choice – Under Studio A: – iTunes – Windows Media Player – Real Media Player – Quick Time Studio 4. Once selected the listening controls should appear & sound should be on – listen to the program – Lily Cat will give the phone # to call Nice thing about these live casts – they’re incorporated into Pod Casts so you can go back and listen if the program played while you were out.

For more station info and how to listen in, go to: www.FCCFREERADIO.comTo schedule and interview with the editors or writers please contact Jack at leftcoastwriters@gmail.com
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