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Music by Dead Guys and Gals interviews Mozart on KKSM Radio

Music by Dead Guys and Gals

Music by Dead Guys and Gals

Mark Giglio is a writer for this program. Mary Ellen Wilson is a writer and will interview Amadeus Mozart Back from the Dead. He will tell you Stories to delight you, Stories that will shock you, Stories you will not believe from the mouths of the maestros themselves…Back from the Dead. You will be surprised by his humor and we’ll play his music too.

Meet a classical composer BACK FROM THE DEAD Saturdays 12 noon on KKSM AM 1320 Click To Tweet


This week meet Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart!



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Short history of Mozart!

Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart was born on January 27, 1756 and died Dec. 5, 1791. A prolific artist and Austrian composer he created a string of operas, concertos, symphonies and sonatas that profoundly shaped classical music. One other composer of the time who came close to matching Mozart’s genius was Franz Joseph Haydn. The two became great friends, learned much from each other, and together created the models that future composers used to write symphonies and string quartets.

He will share with you

Mozart speaks to you directly:

How he was teased on the playground as a child.
Why he changed his name from Theophilis to Amadeus.
How he was rumored to be a dwarf instead of a child of 9.
The poem he wrote for his pet starling when it died.
What he thought about the soundtrack from the 1984 movie Amadeus.
How he likes scatological humor and his new composition to demonstrate.
What animal costume he would wear if he were a rock star like Elton John.
His joy that “The Magic Flute” helps microbes break down sewage.
Why archbishop of Salzburg’s secretary kicked him in the butt.
and much more.

And we will hear excerpts of his music:

Mozart’s delight at sharing his music with you:

Mozart’s first compositions at age 5 3:41
Symphony No. 1 – Molto Allegro 5:59
String Quartet No. 8 K. 168 in F – II. Andante 5:20
Violin Sonata No. 18 in G, K. 301 13:06
Piano Concerto No. 17- Lang Lang -, Part 01 9:56
Horn Concerto No. 1 4:59
Oboe Concerto in C Major , K.V. 314 , 1st movement 9:25
Eine Kleine Nachtmusik  [HD] – Mozart’s playful genius shines here! 5:49
violin concerto No. 5 in A, 2nd Movement  10:02
La Betulia liberata – Overture 3:49
Don Giovanni, Overture 6:08
The Magic Flute 7:20
Symphony 41. The Jupiter symphony 11:30
Requim 8:54

Don’t miss this rare opportunity to hear from Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart.

From his own mouth:

You’ll laugh; you’ll cry; you’ll be transported to a world of laughter and beautiful music on KKSM Radio, AM 1320, The Radio Revolution, Oceanside CA, worldwide at

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Mark Giglio

Mark Giglio, writer

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$9.3 Million in Kindle Unlimited Fund

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Here’s our letter from Kindle Unlimited. We have received a few very small royalties but we can help each other receive more.
'Robbie's APP' from Triptych Series Vol. 1

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We have continued to see strong response from customers to Kindle Unlimited (KU) and are adding a bonus of $6.3 million to the previously announced base fund amount of $3 million, bringing the total fund to $9.3 million for the month of March.

To further highlight the KDP Select books that are most popular with customers, we will again award “KDP Select All-Stars” for March to the most-read authors and most-read titles in the U.S., U.K. and Germany. We’ll spotlight each All-Star author and title on applicable detail pages. These awards will come with financial bonuses and recipients will be contacted in the next few days. For more information on All-Stars, go here: Anyone with a title in KDP Select—even a debut author with a single title—can qualify if their work becomes a customer favorite.

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'A Glimpse of Eternity' from Triptych Series Vol. 1

‘A Glimpse of Eternity’ from Triptych Series Read this story

If readers read only 10% of your book you are eligible for a royalty under the Kindle Unlimited program Click To Tweet. With “The Triptych Series” you only have to read 10 pages and Mark will get paid. Let’s help each other get paid. A book of short stories can get you known and make you royalties quicker and easier. Send us a message on twitter @alchemistgift; facebook or by email We will download your book from Kindle Unlimited and read at least 10%. We can do it faster and easier if you have a book of short stories. We can also give you a review easier and faster. See our blog post from April 4, 2015, “People Don’t Buy Books They Download” for more info on Kindle Unlimited.

KDP Select All Stars
'Old Nick' from Triptych Series Vol. 1

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We’d like to help you get into the top 100 and get a bonus in addition to the usual royalty. The top 10 get $25000; the top 50 to 100 get $500 Click To Tweet. Help Mark get into the top 100 and he’ll help you.



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People Don’t Buy Books. They Download.

Triptych Series Vol. 1 Hum-hor from the Mind of Mark Giglio

Triptych Series Vol. 1 Hum-hor Short Stories from the Mind of Mark Giglio.

Download Triptych Series Vol. 1 for FREE with Kindle Unlimited and read one story, only 10 pages. Choose from a romantic ghost story (A Glimpse of Eternity), a humorous horror story (Old Nick) or an OMG science fiction story (Robbie’s APP)

Amazon’s KDP Select a Bonanza for Authors

The KDP Select Global fund for April 2015 is $3,000,000. Would you like to get a piece of that kettle of gold? Earn your share of the KDP Select Global Fund amount when readers choose and read more than 10% of your book from Kindle Unlimited, or borrow your book from the Kindle Owners’ Lending Library. Plus, earn 70% royalty for sales to customers in Japan, India, Brazil and Mexico.

We have found that Japan is the third on our list of viewers. It is still just 2%. The overwhelming number of viewers of our Amazon page come from the United States.

What are Kindle Unlimited and the Kindle Owners’ Lending Library?

Kindle Unlimited is a subscription program for readers that allows them to read as many books as they want. The Kindle Owners’ Lending Library is a collection of books that Amazon Prime members who own a Kindle can choose one book from each month with no due dates. When you enroll in KDP Select, your books are automatically included in both programs. Your books will still be available for anyone to buy in the Kindle Store, and you’ll continue to earn royalties from those sales like you do today. For more information about Kindle Unlimited, click here and for more information about Kindle Owners’ Lending Library, click here. Read more

Pulling Back the Sheets on Love Sex and Romance

Love, Sex, and Romance
Under the Covers
of Today’s Novels

November 16, 2014


Join Mark Giglio, Paul Hollis, and Jeannie Palmer as they pull back the sheets and read the sexy, steamy and moving passages from their novels, November 16 at 2pm PST. Details: for the @bookvoices forum.



Meet the Panel of Authors


Mark Giglio

Mark Giglio

Mark Giglio

Mark Giglio is a writer and artist living in San Diego County, California. His education in creative writing and lifelong interest in history bring him to writing the “Alchemist Gift” book series today. From a long line of artists and craftsmen, he has the vocation of Furniture Maker and is the creator of the award-winning Alchemist Series of Art Furniture. On a suggestion he merged his love of writing, history and art and created the novel “Alchemist Gift”.



Alchemist Gift

Alchemist Gift

About Alchemist Gift – Get Book at Amazon

“Alchemist Gift” is a fantasy written in the magical realism style.

“a style reminiscent of Gabriel Garcia Marquez’s magical realism” – Red City Review

How does indecisive grad student Roland Hughes find himself in bed, cheating on his longtime girlfriend Liz, with a rich bitch, Ferrari driving Lila Thurston who involves him in her $450,000 heist? That’s just the beginning of his woes. He has haunting visions of Renaissance men and women pulling him back to a time of witchcraft, magic, curses and alchemy. Roland pays dearly for his fling with Lila and desperately wishes for another chance. The cosmos hears and delivers him, with the help of the enchanted Alchemist Cabinet to a new life and time. Will he redeem himself or chase the same temptations?

Links for More about Alchemist Gift and Mark Giglio

Amazon: (buy either a paperback or ebook)
Twitter: @alchemistgift or @mdgigliio48
Video Trailer: Alchemist Gift Trailer

Mark’s Artwork

Alchemist Series Art Furniture
Alchemist Series Paintings Collectibles


Paul Hollis

Paul Hollis

Paul Hollis
Paul Hollis grew up during a time when the notion of a shrinking world was still in its infancy. People lived in rural communities or in city neighborhoods, rarely venturing far beyond the bordered rim of their lives. But as a kid, Paul tumbled off the edge of the yard reaching for greener grass. Having lived in twelve states and eventually working in all fifty, he fell in love early with seeing the world on someone else’s money. Since then, he has lived abroad nine years while working in forty-eight countries, spanning five continents. These experiences helped inspire the novels in The Hollow Man series. From traveling through Europe as a young man, to flying nearly three million miles which took him nowhere near home, to teaching companies worldwide about coming global implications, as a world tourist Paul Hollis brings his own unique viewpoint to his mesmerizing thrillers.Paul has a dual BA in English literature and psychology from the University of Illinois. In addition to having worked for IBM and others in worldwide physical and video security, he is an active member of International Thriller Writers and the St. Louis Writers Guild, as well as an international conference speaker.


Hollow Man

Hollow Man

About The Hollow Man – Get Book at Amazon

A terrorist’s plot, the assassination of a prime minister, holds the key to an apocalyptic plot to destroy Europe’s economy. It’s impossible to stop, but one man doesn’t know enough to think the world can’t be saved. He’s no hero; not clever or capable, talented or tested. The Hollow Man is just trying to survive in an uncertain climate where terrorism is changing the rules of how we live.

The Hollow Man is a field analyst assigned to learn the new tactics of terror while trying to keep disaster from U.S. borders. If he fails and lets that happen, he lets down a world of people who didn’t even know he exists. Confronting his own demons along with soldiers of this new world, he is young, untrained and ill-prepared for what he finds.

Based on true events, a young man running from Vietnam finds himself in another kind of war. A new war of terror is spreading across Europe. As a naive field analyst for a U.S. government agency, he is assigned to babysit the unpopular Prime Minister of Spain, Luis Carrero Blanco. It’s easy duty for a young unskilled analyst. But the quick assassination of Blanco by the ruthless terrorist, Chaban, sets off a chase across Spain and France to stop him before he can complete his plan to destroy the economy of Europe.


Links for The Hollow Man

Amazon: (paperback and ebook)
Twitter: @HollowManSeries


Book Trailer:


Jeannie Palmer

Jeannie Palmer

Jeannie Palmer

Jeannie Palmer was born in Chico, California and grew up outside Sacramento, California. An expert ezine author and freelancer, her childrens title, Shattered, received the AIA Gold Seal of Excellence and became an Amazon Best Selling Book within the first week of release.

Ms. Palmer is an expert ezine author, has a full length historical novel and is completing an fiction comedy romance, Life in a Nutshell, to be released in 2014.

When Ms. Palmer is not riding horses, chasing chickens or herding cats, she is passionately writing, blogging or freelancing. She’s the mother of two sons, an adventurer in life and spirituality, and a torch bearer for stray animals.


Life in a Nutshell

Life in a Nutshell


About Life in a Nutshell – Get Book At Amazon

Look out world, here comes Riley Jones. She’s somewhere she didn’t expect to be. Back out on her own. And now, she’s divorced, dating and potentially dangerous!

Links for Life in a Nutshell

Twitter: @Mybliss1

Book Trailer:


Love, Sex, and Romance
Under the Covers
of Today’s Novels

November 16, 2014




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Alchemist Gift Supports Francisco X. Alarcón & Poetic Matrix

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Supports the Indiegogo Campaign of

Francisco X. Alarcón’s

Borderless Butterflies – Mariposas sin fronteras


Francisco X. Alarcón’s new book of poetry rings with all the voices of the land and her people – voices which echo out across borders and between worlds.


Letters to Congress

For every donation received from now until the end of the campaign, Poetic Matrix Press will send a postcard/letter to a US lawmaker on behalf of the donor, expressing support for refugee children and a demand for their humane treatment and acceptance.

We believe poets are not only artists, but important voices in the debates and politics of the world. BORDERLESS BUTTERFLIES / MARIPOSAS SIN FRONTERAS is a beautiful work of art, but the poet and the press also have a commitment to building a more humane world.

Now is a chance to let us amplify your voice. Donations which include an address will have a postcard sent to the representative from that district. Those without addresses will be sent to the President and Congressional leadership. Additional donations will be sent to senators of border states and then beyond. If we build enough momentum, we may also telephone the representatives on your behalf. Stay involved!

Please, donate now, and support a wonderful book of poetry, while we will help spread our joint message of acceptance, humanity, and a world without borders.

SAGUAROSen Mesa, Arizona
los saguaros apuntandoal cielo del desierto
le dicen a todos:“abran los brazos,
extiendan las manos;no se vuelvan duros
puños sin corazón”8 de noviembre de 2011
SAGUAROSin Mesa, Arizona
saguaros pointingto the desert sky
tell all around:“open your arms,
extend your handsdon’t become some
hard heartless fists”

November 8, 2011

A Poet Without Borders


Borderless ButterfliesThe current crisis of unaccompanied child refugees from Central America is part of a familiar history – the continual unwillingness of people of the Americas to stay within and behind the borders drawn between them. The upcoming title from Poetic Matrix Press, Borderless Butterflies / Mariposas sin fronteras, is a book of poems for the earth and the people, crafted by a poet at the peak of his power. It speaks to the porousness of our boundaries, and the futility of all attempts to separate people and regions so intimately intertwined.

Francisco X. Alarcón is a man who, like the monarch butterfly he eulogizes, lives in and migrates between many worlds. From Los Angeles to Guadalajara, from the Mission barrio in San Francisco to Stanford and UC Davis, Francisco has lived fully immersed in the diverse cultural landscape of California and Mexico. Part of a small but remarkable group of gay Chicano poets, his language is lean and brief; his poems puncture the skin and pierce the heart.

This is a work of rare beauty and intelligence. Through tierra, fuego, agua, and aire Francisco takes us on a journey into our own psyche and through the concerns of our world – immigration and identity, the fragility and strength of our natural environment, the many faces of love, and the politics of a world in great need of illumination. Through everything he gives voice to our own unspoken feelings, and does so with delicate yet powerful language. These poems are a constant source of wisdom and grace.

A Campaign of Many Voices

Why is an award-winning poet with a Stanford MA and unimpeachable credentials publishing with a small press, and using IndieGoGo to fund production? While many publishing houses would happily produce his new manuscript, Francisco chose Poetic Matrix Press – a small, independent press with roots in the Sierra Nevada and the Central Valley. We have always published books that reflect the diverse voices of California and beyond, and which help bring the full richness of life into focus. The advent of crowdfunding platforms has allowed us to go a step further – we can directly address the people of our community and society to help spread their voices through our books.


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Alchemist Gift Introduces Our Newest Writer Patron

Tomas Gayton long journey home Patron on Alchemist Gift

Tomas Gayton long journey home Patron on Alchemist Gift


Tomas Gayton, author. LONG JOURNEY HOME is my story of growing up a colored kid in the white world of Seattle in the Fifties and becoming a Black man in the Sixties who shares his Long Journey Home to Mama Africa in the Seventies.

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