Mon, 26 October 2015
Texas transplant best known for her cozy mystery series, the Black Cat Bookshop Mysteries, Ali Brandon (a.k.a., Diane Stuckart) is a New York Times best-selling author! There are four books currently in the series, with the fifth book, Plot Boiler, to debut November 3rd:
Just like her creator, protagonist Darla Pettistone is also a Texas transplant; but, she has found herself the heir of an independent bookstore housed in a New York brownstone and complete with a clever black cat full of attitude named Hamlet. In each book, a character meets an untimely end, and Darla and her sleuthing cat are on the case! I was so privileged to receive an advanced signed copy of Plot Boiler from Ali herself; I’m three chapters in and completely hooked!!! It is full of thoughtfully-crafted and colorful characters and is an absolute page-turner!!
Under the name Diane A.S. Stuckart, Ali has penned the award-winning Leonardo da Vinci historical mystery series (currently available as e-books) and has written several historical romances under other pseudonyms. Along with explaining the name changes in the podcast, Ali talks about what it takes to really sit down and write a book, what it was like to first get published, and how she became a best-seller!
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Here’s the info on a couple of cool opportunities to meet Ali:
Head to Ali’s website to get the details on ALL her upcoming events. Find her on Facebook and Twitter as well! Though the Black Cat Bookshop Mysteries is a series, you can comfortably start with any of the books. So, be sure to pre-order Plot Boiler and help get her onto the best-sellers list again!
This episode of Curve the Cube is sponsored by Sol Experiences—the Florida events company to enhance your SOLcial life! Curve the Cube’s producer, Jaime, has personally been on a Palm Beach Gardens pub crawl and party-limo driven day trip to Key West that were both SUPER fun!!! Stay posted on their events, and if you mention Flint Stone Media, you will receive a discount!
Music Beds courtesy of DJ John Hitta!!!
Direct download: 0048_-_Ali_Brandon_-_20151020_-_cropped.mp3
Category:writer -- posted at: 6:30am EST
Tue, 20 October 2015
Congresswoman Lois Frankel’s dedication to public service was born of an innate passion within her to advocate for others. Through standing up to childhood bullies, protesting for social change in the 60s, and tackling the challenges in public office, Rep. Frankel has been on a mission. She has spoken up for people’s rights at every turn and believes strongly in the American dream being accessible to all. Representing her constituents true wishes is of the utmost import to her, and she has made keeping herself engaged in constant conversations with the public a top priority.
I personally found Rep. Frankel to be inspiring, passionate, and a very humble role model. She has a heart for leadership and a compass pointed toward justice that guides her every move. I was simply in awe of her and felt so honored to have had this inspiring conversation with her—particularly as the anniversary episode of the podcast!
This episode of Curve the Cube is sponsored by Little Smiles of Florida! Little Smiles helps kids right here in our own neighborhoods who are struggling through something that no kid should ever have to deal with. They work with the professionals closest to them to identify ways to put the little smiles on their faces. Whether donating Christmas presents to children in shelters, bringing toys to children in local hospitals, raising money for a converted vehicles, or whatever else they can do… they do! But, they do it with YOUR help. Please donate to their wonderful cause!
Direct download: 0047_-_Congresswoman_Lois_Frankel_-_20151019_-_cropped.mp3
Category:sociocultural -- posted at: 6:30am EST
Mon, 19 October 2015
I met Edgar “Eddy” & Esteban Garcia at my very first visit to Palm Beach’s monthly tech meetup, Web Monday when Eddy presented the group with their innovative app, Vivid Arts! The Vivid Arts App is “All About the Arts” and bringing more eyes onto the talent bursting onto Palm Beach’s burgeoning art scene. West Palm Beach is known for its murals and sculptures—you just have to look around; and with Vivid Arts, you can create your very own art tour! That’s right… The app tells you where these amazing pieces are all around you. And, not only that, but you can even read interviews of the artists themselves and delve into the personalities behind the art. It is simply sooo cool!!!
Two of the three-brother team of EGee Labs –a local digital content and web creation company—Eddy and Esteban will ignite a fire under any innovator to get their own project going. Have an app idea? This podcast is for YOU!! Are you a local artist or fan of creativity? This podcast is for YOU!!
And, while you’re at it, sign up for their October 24th event, “Scavenger Hunt and Cocktails”! Use the Vivid Arts App, capture some murals, buy a ticket to meet the artists, and get complimentary drinks and a chance to win a piece of fine art!
This episode of Curve the Cube is sponsored by the Janice Massey Salon! The Janice Massey Salon is a boutique-inspired hair studio and the only one of its kind in West Palm Beach! Janice Massey Salon specializes in natural hair, transitional hair care, and creative styling. Janice provides superb service to unisex clients base in a friendly environment. Her studio offers a wide range of natural hair service which includes: loc grooming, loc styling, retwists, starter locs, double twist, single twist, and natural updos.
Direct download: 0046_-_Eddy__Esteban_Garcia_-_20151010_-_cropped.mp3
Category:small business -- posted at: 6:30am EST
Mon, 12 October 2015
Get into the #Halloween spirit with another #CTCPodSquad episode featuring Jay “Poppa J” Cintron and Scotty Fusion! We share ghost stories, reminisce on Halloweens from the past, talk about our favorite scary movies, and more. It’s a fun ride… if you dare!!! BWAHAHAHAHAAAAA!!!!!
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If you have any topic ideas for the Pod Squad, shoot me an email (mailto:CurveTheCube@gmail.com)!
This episode of Curve the Cube is sponsored by Big Brain 2: No Hard Feelings tattoo shop! Led by legendary tattoo artist, Chris Blinston(http://www.chrisblinston.com/), the team of multi-award-winning artists at this highly professional studio are creative, talented, accomplished, and focused on excellent customer service. Head in and experience a different level of tattoo shop; mention Curve the Cube, and get 10% off!! Chris stars in this season of Ink Master! Catch season 6 on Tuesdays at 10pm!! Watch him battle it out every week for #TeamFlorida!!! #TeamBlinston
Direct download: 0045_-_Pod_Squad_-_Halloween_-_20151008_-_cropped.mp3
Category:Pod Squad -- posted at: 6:45am EST