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#017 Use your Mind - Make it Matter | Robby Kojetin
it's all about getting your Mind over Mountain....
Guest: Robby Kojetin (Author and Extreme Sports Motivator)
From not landing on his feet, to landing up motivating others to get up on theirs, Robby Kotejin has gone from climbing the roof of the world, to wallowing in the depths of despair. But deciding to pull his two broken ankles up by his bootstraps, came back from the precipice to scale not only the world's highest mountains, but the seemingly insurmountable challenge of climbing out of the pits of depression.
This inspirational story of perseverance has been told by Robby in his book, Mind Over Mountain, and here we get to grips with how when you feel you're at the end of your rope, there's always something there to hold you.
#016 Wonder Woman! | Rosie Fiore
Actress, teacher, author - No longer an author in Waiting!
Meet Rosie Fiore (Author and most fabulous Gurlfrend)
Born in good old Joburg, Rosie Fiore left our sunny shores to follow a literary life in London some 21 years ago. Having studied drama and working as a writer in TV, theatre and comedy - pretty much anything you could write for, Rosie did! - the dream of being a Proper Author took hold. And eight novels later (with one under the pseudonym Cass Hunter - 'The After Wife'), I think we can safely say Mission Accomplished.
But what goes into the process? Not just writing the novel, but getting it out to be read...
Find out more about her books and her journey as Rosie takes us on her voyage, the ups and downs, and the joy of words.
#015 Memento Mori | Michael Stanley
The Anatomy of a Southern African 'Death' series
Meet Michael Sears and Stanley Trollip
(authors - co-writers under the pseudonym Michael Stanley)
Critically acclaimed across the world for their series of original crime/mystery books, Michael Sears and Stanley Trollip are the writing duo, Michael Stanley.
Featuring their African "Columbo", Detective 'Kubu' Bengu of the Botswana Criminal Investigation Department, their latest offering, 'Facets of Death' is a return to his past, and his introduction into the world of crimefighting.
Both gentlemen were born in South Africa and met at university. Michael now lives in Knysna, Stanley in Minneapolis, where they find working collaboratively just as easy as it was back in the days of yore.
#014 Moving the Veils of Smoke | Sarah Key
Female Thriller Writers Taking over the Murder/Mystery World
Long kept in the shadows, female mystery and thriller writers are coming to the fore, not only worldwide, but here in South Africa.
Sarah Key, author of 5 books in the genre, chats to Melanie about being a female in what many perceive to be a Man's Domain, how to come up with a great idea, the Theatre of the Mind and how we're getting back to that, and what it means not only to get a book published, but to keep the thrill going!
#013 Woman On Wheels | Jo Rust
Adventurer and Mental coach Jo Rust circumnavigates Africa - SOLO
Meet Jo Rust - World Record Holder. Author. Mental Health Activist.
Jo Rust is the embodiment of the word 'gumption'!
Which is what you'd need to ride around the whole African continent on 2 wheels - a woman alone with her motorsickle.
Women over the decades have been blazing trails across the world, especially those women motorcycle riders. And now Adventure Travel queen Jo has put down her adventures of her record breaking circumnavigation of 45 000 kms through 28 countries - and the reasons why she tackles these mammoth treks - down in her first of hopefully many books, Woman Alone Around Africa.
#012 The Good Book Appreciation Society | Paige Nick
Join Paige Nick (novelist, columnist and advertising copywriter) as we discuss what's worth reading and appreciating
On South African authors, the art of short story writing, who's really who in the literary world, and what's worth listening to!
Paige Nick has her finger on the pulse of words, how they're compiled and their meaning - and has piles to prove it!