Christian Talk 1160 AM April 15, 2017

 

Molly Atkins was that was honored  Sunday night April 2nd at the 33rd Annual Annual L. Ron Hubbard Achievement Awards Event at the prestigious Wilshire Ebell Theatre in Los Angeles, California for her short story” Obsidian Spire” it was illustrated by Aituar Manas.

Molly Elizabeth Atkins grew up in a small university town in the heart of Texas. She learned to read early and devoured books voraciously, leaving her parents at a loss as to what to do with all the teetering stacks of paperbacks. She spent most of third grade in time-out for reading under her desk instead of listening to her teacher. By high school, she was banned from the local libraries for checking out too many books at a time and failing to return them. Though she knows this is a cardinal library sin, she would like to point out that she was young and reckless, and anyway the books were so good she was too busy re-reading them to realize their due dates had come and gone. At some point in those formative years, Molly discovered fantasy and science fiction. The incredible worlds those authors created set fire to her imagination and kindled within her a desire to write. Molly spent many years thinking of writing and plotting stories in her head. She finally picked up the pen at the ripe old age of thirty-three. She lives in St. Louis, Missouri with her ever-patient husband and two rambunctious young daughters. She gets out of bed at 5:00 a.m. every day, no exceptions, to write before her family wakes and chaos takes over the house. This is her first publication.

 

 

     

David VonAllmen  was honored at the 33rd  Annual L. Ron Hubbard Achievement Awards Event, on April 2nd,  at the prestigious Wilshire Ebell Theatre in Los Angeles, California.

The annual event celebrated the winners in the L. Ron Hubbard Writers and Illustrators of the Future Contests (www.WritersOfTheFuture.com) before a packed hall of over 1,100 guests and thousands more from around the world who watched as the event was streamed live. The night’s keynote speaker was Mr. Pat Henry, president and co-founder of Dragon Con who stated, “This is quite a spectacular event, recognizing talented aspiring writers and artists of Science Fiction and Fantasy from all over the world…. Good Fantasy is magic. It transports the reader to a new and different reality, and they come back changed forever.” He concluded by thanking “Writers and Illustrators of the Future…and everything you do to carry forward L. Ron Hubbard’s vision to promote and improve this great industry!” The Magnifcent Bhajan”, was the name of the story published.  It was illustrated by Chan ha Kim.

David VonAllmen began writing at age thirteen, but quickly became disheartened due to the poor quality of his work. In his senior year of high school, a short story he wrote to fulfill an assignment led to accusations of plagiarism and threats of expulsion. That’s when he realized his writing might be better than he’d previously given himself credit for.

Having spent his youth assuming that all fantasy was identical to Tolkien, David thought of himself as a science fiction writer, although a somewhat uninspired one. He lives in his hometown of St. Louis with his wife, Ann, and their children Lucas and Eva, who write some pretty darned good fantasy stories of their own.

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W4Cy & W4Vet 12-29-2016

0ba2c0eOur first guest is Sue Brown, Nurse Practitioner Officer for MinuteClinic CVS Pharmacy stores will discuss “Tips to Help Make Sure You and Your Family Stay Healthy This Holiday Season and beyond and “What Do You Do If You Get Sick Or Injured While Traveling During The Holidays?”

Sue Brown, Nurse Practitioner Officer for Cincinnati and Dayton MinuteClinics offers listeners some healthy recommendations and advice before their trip. Brown will discuss: motion sickness and how to prevent children from getting car sick; key medicines for the suitcase to combat common illnesses; the importance of vaccinations and a travel-risk assessment for those visiting abroad; and options available if a family member gets sick and care is needed on the road. For more information please visit www.minuteclinic.com

 

 

echo-chernik-echo-x-bustierreOur second guest today Ms. Echo Chernik Contest Coordinating Judge, of L. Ron Hubbard’s Illustrators of the Future Contest.  She is an Award-Winning Artist and her topic today is how to beat the odds and break into being a professional illustrator and how a contest like the Illustrators of the Future can help. She can talk her career as a professional illustrator, her many high-profile clients and what it takes to make it as well as what she’s looking forward to accomplishing being the coordinating judge for the contest.

Echo Chernik has over twenty five years of experience as a professional commercial artist in the advertising field. Clients include: Celestial Seasonings Tea, Miller, Camel, Coors, NASCAR, Trek, Disney, Hasbro, Mattel, Proctor & Gamble, the Sheikh of Dubai, the City of New Orleans, Kmart, Sears, Trek, Random House, Penguin, and many more. She specializes in art nouveau influenced poster design, advertisements, package design and book covers. Her website is www.echo-x.com.

For more information about the contest and how the contestants have a chance to have their works published in the new bestselling anthology, L. Ron Hubbard Presents Writers of the Future Volume 33, go to:  www.WritersOfTheFuture.com

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