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Torrey Maldonado: August 2010

Tuesday, August 17, 2010

All Interviews Are Not The Same!

My NBC interview was 120 seconds fast and felt like I was an Olympic sprinter, racing to a finish-line. My last two radio-internet interviews each were 45 minutes and 60 minutes and I felt like I was on the beach, strolling.

And the water was GREAT so jump in and listen.

If I said the name "Chuck Scarborough", most people get a mental image (he's been a TV news reporter for years).

The names of my other interviewers--Denise Bolds and DuEwa Frazier--may only ring a bell to some of us. While they're fast becoming household names in certain areas, these are two women that more of us should pay attention to and they're both great to listen to.

Each interviewer focuses on different issues, which made each interview different.

Here's how her radio-internet site describes one of my interviewers:
"Denise Bolds is a successful single black mother of a son who is now a junior in college. Her son is drug-free, crime-free, and baby-free. Ms. Bolds is a Medical Social Worker and parent advocate/educator".

Among other things, as a mom, Denise asked questions to get and share the keys to unlocking preteen and teen success so more boys (including fatherless boys) and girls can be winners in the long run.

Here's how the internet site describes my other interviewer:
"Poet, published author, and performance artist DuEwa Frazier began making her mark as a spoken word artist in the Summer of 1999 when she featured at the Multi-State Poetry Slam in Philadelphia, PA. Since then, DuEwa has been called ''gifted and conscious' and 'one of the illest wordsmiths breathing'!" She's also an educator.

Among other things, as an educator, DuEwa asked questions to peek into the preteen and teen perspective, our schools, and open peoples' eyes to the needs of youth and how to feed those needs.

Discover, for yourself, the treasures each woman offers. Their web sites are loaded with guaranteed fun, warm, creative, and informative conversations. You'll feel like YOU OPENED A TREASURE CHEST as you listen to their interviews of authors and other public figures.

Discover who Denise Bolds is by clicking here.

Discover who DuEwa Frazier is by clicking here.

Tuesday, August 10, 2010

Only Moments Away....

A few hours to....

..... my sharing the microphone with one of the most talented poets and Hip Hop wordsmiths alive! Share the "mic" with us too.

Duewa Frazier is a publisher, author, performance artist, and poet and she and I will uncover the journey that led to my novel, "Secret Saturdays", and the adventure that it has taken me on.

Click here for fast access to our conversation on "Rhymes, Views, and Talk Radio" which happens today, SUNDAY, AUGUST 15, 2010 at 5 p.m. EST.

Essence, Black Arts Quarterly, and Poetry Ink: 10th Anniversary Anthology are just some magazines and publications that have shown her work. The world-famous NuyoRican's Poets' Cafe in NYC, Howard University, Museum of Afro-American Artists in Boston, or Wesleyan are only a few places where she's graced the stage.

Tune in for our LIVE talk and call 1 (646) 716-9474 with any questions.

It'll be 45 minutes of fun, great information, and hopefully great input from you too.