Book Talk Radio Club Newsletter April 2020

Hello everyone

Last month I said "Well to say the least, March has been the strangest month due to the Corona Virus." April has been stranger and also sad for me - I lost my father Ron Harris to Covid-19. My Dad was also an author and wrote two books back in 2017 and 2018 both memoirs. An Evacuee's Experience and My Life, My Story told the fascinating stories of his life from his birth in London's East End to his retirement from his business - Ranch America. Both books were published but then withdrawn as they were to be solely kept for me as a memory of him when he passed away. I'm so glad that I have them.

Covid -19 has changed the world completely. One thing I do know however, is that people are reading books more than ever during self-isolation and/or 'lockdown'. I have not stopped marketing and promoting Book Talk Radio Club's authors, their books and interviews; readers need and look for some form of escapism and/or reassurance during these times.

I don't know how long this is going to go on for and nor does anyone else so keep safe and healthy and carry on reading!

Claire Perkins XOX

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Rebecca Marsh

Rebecca L. Marsh is an author of women's fiction and a member of the Paulding County Writer’s Guild. She grew up in the mountains of Western North Carolina, and now lives in Dallas, Georgia, with her husband and daughter.

​When not writing, she enjoys spending time with her family (cats and dog included), watching movies, and reading a good book. Rebecca occasionally makes home-made candy and works on her scrapbooks (she is woefully behind).

Lizzie T. Leaf

Award winning author, Lizzie T. Leaf, started life in Kansas, continued her growing years in North Carolina, and currently shivers through the winters in Colorado. She has numerous e-Books of varying lengths and her first print novel, Nordic Heat, originally published as Struck by Lightning, won dual 2007 Beacon awards. Not a bad track record for a gal who came out of the closet with the dream to write after she turned fifty. ​

Currently her books are available on Amazon Kindle, but this fall the novels will be available in print. The novels and novellas on Amazon are erotic contemporary, or paranormal romances with humor and spice. ​She has won several awards in the Novella and Novel category with Making Christmas, Beyond Magic, Struck by Lightning (now Nordic Heat) and novellas no longer available for download.

​When not writing, travelling, reading, gardening and family consume her time.

Claudia Kelly

From the age of nineteen Claudia has suffered from clinical depression, anxiety and BPD.

In recent years writing has kept her from falling off the edge, and now it has given her a purpose. By releasing her books she feels like she is finally giving something to the world.

Chris McGarry

Chris McGarry has always enjoyed a good story. A passion for writing and storytelling led this Canadian author to pursue a career in journalism. His many accomplishments include working for small town newspapers in Alberta and Prince Edward Island, being the editor of a national magazine (Canadian Firearms Journal) and writing fifteen novels. An adventurous and athletic person, Chris spent sixteen months in China where he worked as an English teacher. He has travelled around China, exploring the jungles of Hainan Island and climbing ancient Mount Tai’shan, in addition to spending time in the Dominican Republic.

Nicholas T. Smith

Nicholas Townsend Smith (Nick) is a Performance Coach and founder of Clearpath Training. He works with individuals, entrepreneurs, and organizations to develop tools, systems, and processes to reach their goals, increase performance, and improve personal and organizational efficiency.

Nick knows that whether you are striving to reach personal or organizational goals, it takes effort in the right things long enough to win. Nick has coached and worked with leaders in organizations, sales professionals, individuals from around the world, and experts in fields ranging from professional arm wrestlers to New York Times best-selling authors. His ability to help individuals see the gaps in their performance and create a clear path to change is powerful and unique.

Nick holds a Master's degree in Industrial/Organizational Psychology, is a devoted father, and is the author of The Art of Accomplishment (Available on Audible), Sowing Seeds, How I Went From Zero To Number One In Sales in Only five Months, and Green Goo. His other works include No String Selling and The Boy and the Bird.

Nick was diagnosed with Generalized Anxiety Disorder and Complex PTSD in 2017. Although this mental challenge has affected Nick for most of his life, he never let it slow him down. He proved that one can be successful regardless of his or her history.

Bill Jack

Bill Jack as a boy grew up active and loving the outdoors in Upstate New York. After high school, he attended Greenville University in Greenville, Illinois. Upon graduating with a teaching degree in 1967, he was offered a teaching position in remote Alaska, where he remained for the next 30 years. While in Nome from 1982 to 1994, he and his wife, Penny, raised and raced sled dogs. In 1991, he finished the Iditarod Sled Dog Race and placed 20th in his rookie year. He always said that running the 1,049-mile Iditarod was the toughest thing he had ever done - that is, until he hiked the Appalachian Trail. All through his adult life, he ran 5Ks, 10Ks, marathons, and triathlons. When he turned 70, the knees told him, no more running. To stay active, he decided to take up hiking. Today, he and his wife reside in Anchorage, Alaska and enjoy eleven grandchildren.


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