Saturday, December 31, 2011

Top 10 Authors on the Conversation w/ Klarque Garrison 2011!!!



During the year of 2011 blog talk radio’s “the Conversation with Klarque Garrison” featured many authors Nationwide in all genres. We decided to feature in this blog our top 10 accomplished scribes and their literary works. We hope that you support each author by visiting their websites and following our recommendation of adding their novels to your bookshelves. The Conversation is an online talk radio show that features authors, singers, entrepreneurs, business owners or anyone with a positive voice, product, service or journey. The show airs live each Sunday at 4pm EST and Wednesday at 7pm EST and records in podcast so you can listen to any playback and any time! I’ve listed the dates we interviewed each author. So, be sure to go to our show page and search the “on demand episodes” for the dates listed…


In no particular order…


Jemal Gibson

Mr. Gibson has an amazing story of love, despair & curse. In his book “Drugs: My Curse, My Savior” Jemal shares his harrowing experience in the inner city of Chicago and how in a twist of irony Drugs (which once plagued his family) became his Savior! I recommend this book to all everyone as a symbol of hope! This bestselling author is a graduate of Florida A&M University and now resides in Atlanta, Ga.  Jemal was recognized as featured author at the 2011 National Book Club Conference. We had the pleasure of having Mr. Gibson as a guest on the show  March 27th. For more information on the author visit www.drugsmycursemysavior

Cas Sigers

Cas Sigers a Native of North Carolina has been writing for almost a decade. Her writing journey originates in writing spec scripts for various show runners. She and her business partner Ms. Terri J. Vaughn created Nina Holiday Entertainment with the purpose of developing feature film and television projects. Sigers also served as supervising producer for the Mo’Nique Show! You can find her novels at most Targets & Walmart Stores. Check out any of her 5 novels including “The Virgin Widow!” Cas, appeared on our November 23rd date!  For more info about Cas Sigers go to: www.cassigers.com 

Trice Hickman

Award Winning Author Trice Hickman (a self-proclaimed Southern Girl)  decided to take the plunge into the literary world after her then secure 9 to 5 job put her on waivers….that code for, she GOT FIRED! It’s a good thing for us that she did because soon after “Unexpected Interruptions” was born! Although starting off as a indie book writer she soon garnered the attention of the publishing house of Kensington Publishing Corp came a calling. You can find Trice on the book tour circuit, speaking with book clubs worldwide or speaking at colleges year round. We caught up with her November 16th and the show has not been the same since J. For more info about Trice Hickman go to: www.tricehickman.com

Susanna Barlow

“What Peace There May Be” deals with polygamy and the trials it brings the children living within this cultural phenomenon. Susanne is the 23rd child of 46 children, the quintessential middle child! Reading this book will help you discover how a small sect in Utah has challenged a standard system built on 1 husband and 1 wife. I certainly enjoyed interviewing Ms. Barlow and listening to her honesty with views she was born into. If you’re like me, you have little to no experience with polygamy. Reading this book will give you an insight you never thought you’d have. Susanne was a guest on our show Oct. 12, 2011. For more info about the book and the author go to: www.susannabarlow.com

Dawn Bedingfield

It’s no secret that there’s a growing trend of African-American males dating and marrying women of different races. Dawn Bedingfield has decided to get answers right from the source. This book is a report of here going out into the field and getting answers from African-American men. You will be surprised at what she found! After months of hearing the thoughts of more than 200 men in seven states, Dawn was drenched with compassion and understanding for the black man. You can catch the interview with Dawn on our June 12, show. You can find this book at: www.publishamerica.net

Val Jones

"Chasing the Wind" is a story about the choices we make and the consequences we face. It chronicles the life and times of Viviana Long, an intellectually gifted girl who spent the majority of her life straddling the fence between right and wrong; between humbling herself and standing strong. Viviana’s journey is both good and bad. Come experience the best and worst times a young girl ever had. Val Jones is one of the most talented writers we’ve had on the show. This books speaks to you no matter what age, sex or race. You can find the interview with Ms. Jones by searching the show aired on November 23rd; Enjoy and look for this book at: www.valjones.com


Kiffany Dugger

Growing up in Mississippi surrounded by southern bells and then relocating to Michigan, Kiffany was influenced by strong women that taught her proper etiquette, style, and grace. People have always been intrigued by Seth St. James, especially her green eyes. After all, she looks nothing like the woman who raised her. But Seth's past is cloaked in mystery. No one knows about the tragic accident that left eight-year-old Seth an orphan in the care of her surrogate grandmother, Madelyn. Together the two have worked hard to keep what really happened that fateful night a secret. We were most fortunate to have this powerful author on the August 31st show. To find more info about Kiffany go to: www.kiffanydugger.com


Dawn Nicole

Dawn Nicole is a multi-talented indie artist who found her way to Atlanta from Richmond back in 2006. While taking a mini break from songwriting Dawn explored her talents as an Author. What came out of this movement was “The Velvet Whisper”. The “Velvet Whisper” is a contemporary urban novel involving three young successful black women who are also best friends. The story takes place in Chicago and takes the reader on a whirl-wind journey of love, heartbreak, mistrust, and intrigue. “the Velvet Whisper” is a modern day love story with an old school feel. Ms. Nicole was interviewed on the December 18th show. For more info about Dawn Nicole and her novel go to: www.urbanautumn.com


Michael McFadden

After growing up In the D.C. area and living a youthful life of Hustlin on the streets, Michael McFadden realized this in no legacy to leave. Moving to the Metro Atlanta area his life to a turn for the better (MUCH BETTER)! Serving his Country as an infantry soldier in “operation Desert Storm” the proof of change was in the pudding. Now, as a successful talk radio show host, national speaker and author he travels preaching his principles of “Truisms”. We first had an opportunity to have Mr. McFadden on our show on the Jan. 9th show but since then he’s been a friend of the show and drops by oftenJ! To follow Michael McFadden on his journey go to: www.michaelmcfadden.com


Anjuelle Floyd

Absolutely without a doubt one of my favorite new authors in the game! Ms. Floyd has two excellent novels “the House” & “Keeper of Secrets” with a third underway “Season in Purdah”. She is a clever writer with a mastery of suspense and detail. If these 3 works are an example of where she’s going the Literary World just got a big richer! She’s a wife with 3 kids, license family and marriage therapist, grade from DUKE U., and lives in Cali! You can catch a very insightful interview with Anjuelle on our October 5, show! For more info on Anjuelle Floyd go to: www.anjuellefloyd.com





Wow, what a powerful season on the HOTTEST TALK RADIO SHOW OUT!! I'd like to also give a shout out to all the authors who graced our show in 2011 (too many to name but you know who you are)!!! Thanks so much for your tireless work and your love for your craft. Be sure to check out the shows listed above AND all our other shows in PODCAST at our website: www.blogtalkradio.com/survive365

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Saturday, December 17, 2011

99 vs. 1: who are you betting on?


The greatest trick the devil ever played was that he does not exist. The greatest trick the 1%ers created was that 1% is more powerful the 99%! Nowhere else in the mathematical world is this fact accepted. Yet, in our society we fret and frown that the awe inspiring "Richie Rich-ers" are holding the rest of us hostage. How are they able to pull this magic trick off?

We are not utilizing our two greatest strengths…Our collective power of the vote & our disposable incomes.


 There is a version of “class warfare” going on and they call it “Occupy America Movement” which got its roots from Occupy Wall Street. Interesting enough that one would pick Wall Street as a place of protest. Especially, since Wall-Streeters have no pulse and primarily are not human! The movement has grown to become an international surge taking place in over 95 cities and 82 Countries! The 99%ers are said to desire economic and social equality. The problem is…I doubt if the 1% are going to wake up and decide “your right, we’ll just give you our money…you deserve it!” It’s not going to happen!!! This harkens back to memories of the Proletariat vs. the bourgeoisie. AND I think you know how that ended. It amazes me how the hoarders of power and money believe that at no point will the lower class get fed up to the point of no return?

By no means am I suggesting we 99%ers revolt into a revolutionary war [see Communist Manifesto]. However, I am hoping we revolt in a way that is far more effective.  With our voting power we could become our own lobbyist. We could press for the laws we want passed by informing our Congressmen and Senators that if things aren’t changed they won’t be in office for long. Seems like a pretty easy concept yet it’s not. Why? M-O-N-E-Y…!!! They use money to influence or position. By offering our leaders to acquiesce they then in return deter us from continuing and reason with us why things should stay status quo (see our current tax argument). By using the argument that giving more tax breaks on the top 1% would increase the number of jobs they’d create is just plain dumb and has never played itself out in history….(you remember “HISTORY”? The one thing that is supposed to help us not make the same mistakes over and over again). I'm sure in our hearts none of us believe that argument but we’re still paralyzed to demand a common sense approach.

 The Vote…a Constitutional right that holds the power to shape a nation but we are not using that right. Typically only about 50% of eligible voters actually vote in a Presidential election, and only about 35% vote in a Congressional election. WTH!?
Now, how can we influence BANKS, Congress & Big Corporations to regulate themselves and create a more fair reality for Americans? Choose how and where we will spend our money! The 1%ers rely on OUR income to maintain their 1% status. So, we are the ones to blame in the end. You choose to spend your money at Wall mart even though you know they have unfair working practices towards “women”. You choose to keep you money in traditional banks even though you know they caused the economic meltdown.  Why won’t you make a stand by shopping at small business stores or placing you money in local Credit Unions? Oh I forgot,”Convenience” !!!  You’d rather remain in near poverty and feed the extravagantly rich than drive 5 miles out of your way to support you local Credit Union which gives back to the community by granting local loans. We have the power to control our own destiny but because we’ve become lazy people we refuse to do so.

1%ers vs 99%ers….they win every time because they know who we are and how we think. God help us all!
TIME IS RUNNING OUT….it’s time to act!

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Wednesday, December 7, 2011

Foreclosure….A Moral Crisis?















So far to date, we’ve had over 1 million plus foreclosures in the United States of America. In 2010, we had over 2.9 million US properties receive foreclosure fillings. Are the Banks going mad? Would they be willing to foreclose of every American? The answer….YEP!

The robber barons have the United States on lock. They are unchecked and have no Government oversight that really means anything. Let’s take a look at the current modus operandi of our big 5 economic giants. Goldman Sachs, Merrill Lynch, Morgan Stanley, Bear Stearns and Lehman Brothers are essentially the President, Vice-President, Treasure Secretary, US Securities and Exchange Commission, and Congress.  They systematically (driven by greed) constructed and pandered derivatives using mortgage instruments to make billions at the expense of the na├»ve would be homeowners and quite frankly at the expense of YOU…the smart ones! Because this calamity effects all of us not just the ones who’ve had the misfortune of having lost their part of the American Dream. But who, pray tell, is still on top? Who has not had one legal charge brought up with someone having to pay? I think you know the answer…



Foreclosure-the legal process by which the mortgage holder of lien holder gains its security back! However, here’s the tricky part: The person who’s claiming or suing you for a foreclosure is not the original granter of funds. In fact, I bet in most cases that original piece of useless paper has been traded and gambled on no less than 10 times since you sat down proudly at an Attorney’s table and signed on the dotted line. Is this process legal? Folks like Congresswoman Tammy Baldwin seem to think the answer is NO!!!  The President and this administration have carted out several initiatives designed to urge the banks to work with homeowners who could be saved if their mortgages were restructured or if their principles adjusted.  Yet, not one bank has stood up to meet the President, nor you, half way.

Why not? Do you believe the Banks are hurting now? I’ll help you as you ponder, Heck No! In fact, many economists have found that they are actually making more money now than during the years of pillaging. Banks have deceived all of us. Through powerful lobbyist they control YOUR Congress and keep things status quo. They make believe it’s really their money that they are lending out. I wonder have the “Occupiers of Wall Street” figured out that if they as American People took their monies out of the banks they would inflict serious damage to their working capital? Imagine if the same 2.9 million defaulted homeowners were to pull their monies, 401K’s, pension plans, stock options and savings out of nationalized banks and placed them into credit unions? Now, imagine this phenomenon caught momentum and another 100 million Americans followed suit. Where would the power lie?

Remember when the Big 5 came to Congress and said “If you let us fail….we all fail” and they believed it?! In business we are taught that when there is a vacuum, it is quickly filled. Are you the American backbone and the homes you live in “Too big to fail”? I guess not! Come on America Let’s get organized…where are our social and economic activists when you need them?



Perhaps the lobbyist got to them too?

ALL HAIL DE-REGULATION!!!!! WE CERTAINLY NEED MORE OF THAT...(sarcasm)



Milano Flascucci~