We start July with technothrillers, get into a political-philosophical memoir, sojourn into relationships and psychological health and end with a real treat, Shakespeare Rap.
Like our June line up, think of it as four points on a compass.
Yes, we’re getting some weird compasses around here.
The Dynamic Duo of TechnoThrillers, Rox Burkey and Charles Breakfield, start our July Author Plunges describing their lives in real-life high tech – they’ve been involved since low tech became high tech (they remember CP/M!) – and how it plays into their ENIGMA book series. There are currently nine books in The Enigma Series and more coming as Rox and Charles discover more threats in their daily lives.
Until then, read Breakfield and Burkey on their website, subscribe to their YouTube channel, friend and follow them on Facebook, Charles Breakfield on Amazon and Rox Burkey on Amazon.
Close on the heels of technology gone awry we talk with Pat Ravasio about one of the geniuses of 20th century technology, Buckminster Fuller. Pat met The Buckster in her 20s and the experience changed her life forever. Her first book, The Girl from Spaceship Earth – A True Story is the story of that meeting and how Fuller’s dreams for a better world caused Pat to become a better inhabitant of Spaceship Earth.
In the meantime, you can find Pat on her Buckminster Fuller site and her on website, on Amazon, follow and friend her on Twitter, Facebook and Instagram.
TechnoThrillers to Memoirs of Genius to Healthy Relationships with DC based lifestyle blogger and Relationship Author Tori Autumn. Tori is on a lifelong mission to empower women so they can achieve their goals.
Tori’s first book is Sour Grapes into Wine: How to Leave a Toxic Relationship to Create a Productive Lifestyle and she’s got more on the way.
In the meantime, you can find Tori at TwentySomethingAndBlack.
Our last July interview…well, let me start by saying that I rarely like such things as this (AND I LOVED IT!). West Side Story worked but Leonardo DiCaprio’s Romeo and Juliet didn’t. Forbidden Planet worked but Mazursky’s Tempest didn’t (okay, it kind of did).
The reason some Shakespeare redos work and others don’t is because redoers took the story and moved it to a new place and time, not the language, not the characters, not the incidentals, just the story itself. West Side Story works because it’s the Romeo and Juliet story in late 1950s NYC
If you get from this that I’m not a fan of updating Norse Mythology to a new audience, you’re completely correct. How come Hollywood can’t do with Norse Mythology what Chinese cinema is doing with the Monkey King?
Okay. Rant over.
YOU’VE GOT TO LISTEN TO BOB ZASLOW’S SHAKESPEARE RAP TO BELIEVE IT!
Can you tell I’m enthused? I laughed my head off the first time I heard it. Who thought Shakespeare could be rapped? Who thought Shakespeare should be rapped?
Bob Zaslow, that’s who, and I’m glad he did. You will be, too.
Until then, you can find Bob’s Rap-Notes: Shakespeare’s Greatest Hits Volume 1 and Rap-Notes: Shakespeare’s Greatest Hits, Vol. 1: Think “Cliff-Notes meets 50-Cent meets Shakespeare” on Amazon and you can read his blog
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