“A Touch of Grace” – Blog Talk Radio at its Best

What is “A Touch of Grace” ?

It is a blog talk radio show produced by me,  five-time self-published author, G. D. Grace, and it highlights upcoming writers, musicians, poets, as well as  other creative individuals.

Since its premiere on September 2cnd, 2010, an array of talented individuals have stopped by and shared their remarkable journeys with loyal listeners who have taken time out of their busy schedules to tune in.

The last quarter of 2010 was an exceptional ending to a phenomenal year for me — especially since it started off with me being a guest on a blog talk radio show.   My networking activities eventually led to me producing the author segment of those shows.  The funny thing about it is that I had no idea that I was actually producing shows, so when the host gave me props over the air during one of them I was in awe.

So, that pretty much sums up things.  My flight from the nest of that show was an amicable one — I had outgrown my purpose there, so the inevitable occurred — I started my own.   The host of the show where it all began had pretty much already planted the seed in my mind about producing my own show and, viola, “A Touch of Grace” was born.

With a trail of successful shows beneath my belt I started preparing myself for 2011 by booking new guest, but the unmentionable happened.   My lap top crashed.  Needless to say, I was numb — especially since I had booked a couple of shows into February of 2011.

Well, instead of tucking my tail between my legs and scurrying off I utilized the public library and my aunt’s computer to stay connected.  Knowing that there would be a challenge to be able to conduct all of the interviews, I decided that there was one that I could not miss and that one was the one I hosted on January 1st, 2011.

That show stretched my interviewing abilities because instead of one or two people, I was interviewing the entire cast of Andrionna L. Williams stage play “In Laws From Hell”.  I was motivated to get creative and make this one happen and successfully accomplished what I set out to do, thanks to my aunt’s generosity (Thanks Sha, love you).

I must say this, if that show didn’t happen I wouldn’t be in the mental place I am right now.  You see, if an entire cast can be on time for an  “A Touch of Grace” interview, then why would I accept anything less.

I owe it to the faithful listeners to deliver when a date is set.  While I understand that everyone’s schedule can be hectic, I cannot allow theirs to affect mine.

Path forward, any guest that has accepted an invitation to appear on “A Touch of Grace” must have the same commitment to it’s listeners as I do.

— If there has been no effort of the potential guest to establish a sound professional relationship, then this show is not suitable for you.

— If a live dialogue is not possible, then this show is not suitable for you.

— If you cannot provide the number you will be calling into the show from, then this show is not suitable for you.

— If punctuality isn’t important to you and you cannot call in 5 minutes prior to show time, then this show is not suitable for you.

In my eyes, these expectations are not unreasonable, however, I thoroughly understand that some people’s values may differ from mine. This is the main reason why I have opted to list the expectations I have so that potential guest have a clear understanding about how I roll.

As a radio personality my commitment is to the listeners.

If you interested in being a guest on “A Touch of Grace” to promote yourself and your work, please submit an excerpt of your work in a Word Document to:

detria0918@sbcglobal.net

I look forward  to having you as a guest on “A Touch of Grace”

GD

 

Author, G. D. Grace Literary Links:

http://stores.lulu.com/enlightenment4theheart

https://author2be.wordpress.com/

“A Touch of Grace” Blog Talk Radio Show:

http://www.blogtalkradio.com/author2beepa

Author G. D. Grace reserves all rights and reproduction without written permission is not permitted.  If found, legal action will be taken against the person(s) or company(s) that have cut or pasted (Plagiarized) any portion of this written document.  Author, G. D. Grace; Published © 2011 February

About G. D. Grace of California

After the release of his fifth self-published novel, “Ripped & Ready (season 3)” GD ramped up for a new endeavor in radio, and on September 2, 2010 his first #BlogTalkRadio show premiered. His first two guest were two literary colleagues from two different sides of the tracks — one a former prison inmate-hustler, single father, turned author — the other, an accredited teacher and single father first time author. The intense on-air climate of cultural differences on the show, at one point, became thick enough to slice with a butter knife, however, it was a very successful event. Despite the clash over marketing approaches both authors remained professional and the outcome was a highly entertaining and interesting show. The seasons that followed incorporated talent from all walks of creativity, so in addition to the authors, GD’s guest lineup included poets and recovering addicts, motivational speakers and entrepreneurs, filmmakers and professionals in sports training and health, and also established artists from highly successful television shows, as well as, NAACP & Grammy Winners. Many shows gave us an inside glimpse inside the lives of legends from Marvin Gaye, James Brown, Smokey Robinson, Ray Goodman & Brown, Bruce A. Hawes (extraordinary writer for the Sounds of Philadelphia), Gerald Alston of The Manhattans, The Delphonics, Howard Hewett, and Chris Jasper of the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame recognized Isley Brothers. Legends of literary Stanley Bennett Clay and James Earl Hardy also brought their distinct creative prowess to the show, as did professionals from the Broadway stage. GD’s show eventually caught the attention of World Media and through this friendship many of the legends mentioned above were tapped to be guests on the show. His friend, and often times, mentor, Wayne Barros became an influential part of the legacy that he was creating one show at time. His friendship, love, and direction helped enforce an inner-confidence in GD which allowed him to stretch his producing skills so the show would have an entertaining variety for the live listener and archive listeners. Between the two audience variations the show has been listened to by over 40,000 people. It has been successful beyond GD’s wildest dreams, and as Season 6 approaches, the adrenalin within him increases. He begins assembling the guest list next month in April 2015, and…
This entry was posted in A Touch of Grace - Blog Talk Radio, G. D. Grace. Bookmark the permalink.

2 Responses to “A Touch of Grace” – Blog Talk Radio at its Best

Leave a Reply

Fill in your details below or click an icon to log in:

WordPress.com Logo

You are commenting using your WordPress.com account. Log Out / Change )

Twitter picture

You are commenting using your Twitter account. Log Out / Change )

Facebook photo

You are commenting using your Facebook account. Log Out / Change )

Google+ photo

You are commenting using your Google+ account. Log Out / Change )

Connecting to %s