8-9 Musican and Songwriter Sarah McAdams:
We are currently crowdfunding for our upcoming album and for our impending tour in August, and we are asking for your support via financial backing and/or sharing the links! Here's a bit about why.
Our lead singer, Sarah, while dealing with mental health issues therefore put off work and sent back to her home in Fredericton, New Brunswick turned to her best friends for support, including her brother-from-another-mother and duo-mate Greg. Greg had been living out west working hard to make a good life for himself and his daughter, back home in NB. One night Greg called Sarah saying that after two years he couldn't stand being away from his friends, his family, his local music scene and most importantly, his daughter, any longer. Music had always been a beautiful solace to them both and they had been playing in a duo together off and on for a decade, and so in their mutual need of "something to make it all worth it", Greg made the decision to move back east with the plan of starting a rock band together. (He actually booked his ticket that night!)
Brian (lead guitar, cat aficionado) was an obvious choice to add to the group as he, Greg and Sarah had been friends longer than any of them could remember, and Brian is beyond good - his solos make people feel. Deep feels. (And he and Greg once played in a band together that featured Brians cat.)
From 9-10 PM We will be joined by Author Dana Davis :
Dana Davis is an award-winning author of fantasy and science fiction, with an entertainment background in stage and television. When she is not writing, she loves to read, hike, travel, and investigate purportedly haunted locations. Dana lives in Los Angeles with her husband, where she is currently writing another book.
Cyphier is an industrial/electro artist from London, Ontario. Consisting of Louis Cyphier (vocals, electronics) and Jason Norwood (synthesizers, percussion, vocals), Cyphier formed in 2015 out of a desire to explore varied musical influences. The experimentalism of early industrial bands like Cabaret Voltaire and Skinny Puppy, combined with a more modern electronic sound, define the unique vision and sound of Cyphier.
Prior to Cyphier, Louis was a well-known industrial DJ in North America. Norwood, aside from running his label Hope Mansion Recordings, has been recording various forms of electronic and alternative music for 25 years. The pair originally met around the turn of the century while Louis was a DJ in London.
Cyphier’s first album, Overthought, was recorded as a concept record with a heavy anti-suicide message and released in early fall of 2015. 2016 saw the band release their follow-up, Subversion, while on tour in Eastern Canada. The second album blends the experimental sound of Overthought while adding a more danceable touch. Both albums were released through Hope Mansion Recordings.
Robbie lives in sunny Florida where he spends his days where he can usually be found tucked away on his back porch with a cup of coffee while working on his latest manuscript. He has enjoyed a freelance career writing for several magazines, sharing some of his interesting viewpoints on life and those around him. While he enjoys traveling with great friends and their family. Most often, he can be found at home grilling out and sharing a laugh with those who matter most to him.
After publishing his first book in 2013, Robbie realized he is not satisfied writing in one genre. Robbie is the author of the Warrior of the Way series, an urban fantasy that takes place along the Indian River in Florida, and several contemporary romance series, such as the Rutherford series, Fangirls, and the Harper Twins. He also has written a paranormal romance, Come Halloween, as well as a Christmas story, Ribbons & Bows. While currently finishing his Warrior of the Way series, Robbie has enough works-in-progress to keep him writing for the next fifteen years in all genres.
Gary Starta is a former journalist who studied English and Journalism at the University of Massachusetts in Amherst.
His love for science fiction compelled him to write his first novel What Are You Made Of? published in 2006. Inspired by Isaac Asimov, the science fiction novel focuses on intelligent artificial life and whether sentient androids should possess the same rights as humans. The androids in Starta's novel are created as hybrids - part machine, part human - further blurring the line between human and machine. Starta foresees a near future where humans will be forced to decide if intelligent machinery is indeed a life form. Possibly, in this near future, some humans will possess computer enhancements to overcome disabilities becoming hybrids themselves. The line between biological life form and mechanical life form continues to be examined in 2010's Gods of the Machines.
Thom Futrell is an award winning, best-selling author and screenwriter. He is also a clothing designer for Vida and has art hanging in galleries. He has studied the martial arts for nearly forty years and has been inducted into the MARTIAL ARTS MASTERS HALL OF FAME.
Thom lives out in the country with his wife, two daughters and way too many cats.
EskieMama Reads was started by Melissa in January 2016. Melissa is an avid reader and wanted to get the word out on the books she loved and EskieMama Reads was born. After a few months she was swamped with books to review she asked a friend she meet in a reading group if she would be interested in reading ARCs EskieMama Reads was receiving & reviewing Jara jumped on the offer.
In June 2016 EskieMama Reads started a weekly feature EskieMama Reads Spotlight on Saturday. The idea came to Melissa of a way to help the indie authors, who have barely any budget to promote their work she would help them spread the word about their books she set up a spotlight to help them out. Request came flooding in for spotlights from children’s books to fantasy from romance to non-fiction the spotlights were booked until end of December, she was turning authors away due to the late date they would get their spotlights. After a lot of thought Melissa decided she needed to expand the spotlights to more that one day a week with the overwhelming request. In August of 2016 EskieMama Reads started the Midweek Spotlight for romance only and the Sunday Spotlight for any genre, along with the Saturday Spotlight any genre
My name is Allison Knight. I live in London, Ontario Canada. I am 45 yrs old. Both of my parents are Filipino. They met in Canada. And I was born in Canada, St. John’s Newfoundland. I have one sister. We both have the same birthday. July 29. She is older. I was born on her birthday. I have two children if you can call them that. My daughter is 28 my son is 22. I am so proud of them. I have one dog. I have lived in London Ontario since I was 2 yrs old. I live with my dog. I am a paranormal investigator and I am also a writer, director and actor. I also model. My favourite types of movies are horror movie and then action, thriller, comedy.
Odd Man: With almost a decade in internet broadcasting there is very little he doesn't know about tech,promotion and broadcasting for the masses. He's spent the better part of a decade honing his craft, starting out as simply an on air personality and growing his skill set and ability until he took over the network he was originally broadcasting through. He revamped the network, changing the name and lineup order until finding the best possible version for his audiences.
Paul spent most of his childhood growing up on a dairy farm a few miles north of Cassville, MO. When the chores were done and playtime came, because his siblings were much older than himself, he found that his imagination was his greatest ally, allowing him to create cities and characters in his mind. The first story he wrote was about one of the cats on the farm, making the cat into a human being, and when he got a typewriter for Christmas, more stories followed. That was just beginning a lifelong career as a writer.
After he graduated from Cassville R-4 high school attended Crowder College and majored in business and automotive technology. After leaving college he then went back to his first love writing, starting with several articles in various automotive magazines. This lead to his first book Chevelle SS Restoration Guide that was published by Motorbooks International, nine other titles would follow with this publisher, before he would venture into the publishing field himself and start his own company- PAH Publishing. With his own company he would author, under many different pen-names, more twenty other titles.
In 2015 that call back to creating stories would call him back and under the pen name Thomas S. Mulvaugh he would author and publish his first novel- Blood Necklace- a murder mystery set in his hometown of Cassville, MO. That centers on former Kansas City Homicide Detective Rick Ryder whose high school sweetheart is murdered at Roaring River State Park, and he returns to Cassville to solve but what he finds is a twisting tale of lies that will change his life forever.
Dr. Amicitia (Cita) Maloon-Gibson is an executive consultant, speaker, author, and certified mediator and life coach. She established MGAA-Professional Development Institute (PDI) to help others develop strategies for mastering business, careers, life and relationships. Known as “The Empowerment Doc,” Dr. Gibson shares effective strategies for leadership and empowerment through her keynotes, seminars, Leadership Academy and Advanced Leadership Masterminds and Retreats.
Dr. Gibson’s audience is diverse and includes a spectrum of clients in North America and abroad including Society of Human Resources, Federal Executive Boards, Department of Defense Agencies and Professional Development Institutes of higher learning. Dr. Cita is an active member of the National Speakers Association (NSA). She also serves on local and corporate boards.