DR. JOHN CHUBACK, a cardiovascular surgeon from New Jersey, and one of our returning guests, joined us to discuss his latest release, "The Straight A Handbook - The 50 Most Powerful Secrets For Ultimate Success In And Out Of The Classroom".
From PR by the Book:
"... Dr. Chuback shares the skills, techniques, and philosophies which are the key to success in school, work, and life. Drawing from his unusually lengthy and rigorous academic experience, which led to a challenging, but equally rewarding career, Dr. Chuback brings a rare expertise to the subject of academic excellence and the inner growth of the individual."
Also, be sure to check out all episodes of "Success Philosophies With Dr. Chuback", all of which can be found on our podcast page.
GARY PHIPPS, a Father, Husband, Veteran Paratrooper, Marketer, and Opinion Man from St. Louis, stopped in to discuss a variety of topics regarding the world today.
From His BIO:
"I have a strong opinion about the things I believe in, but I'm ALWAYS open to having my mind changed, IF you can change it. I won't be type cast into one specialty because we are all more than our main profession. Sometimes when you mix different ingredients together you get a new flavor that stands out from the rest."
L. BORDETSKY WILLIAMS, a college professor and author from New York, joined us us to discuss her latest release, "Forget Russia", a story of love, murder, betrayal, and retribution.
From Her Website:
"L. BORDETSKY-WILLIAMS is the author of Forget Russia, published by Tailwinds Press, December 2020. She has also published the memoir, Letters to Virginia Woolf; The Artist as Outsider in the Novels of Toni Morrison and Virginia Woolf; and three poetry chapbooks (The Eighth Phrase, Sky Studies, and In the Early Morning Calling. She was a student in Moscow at the Pushkin Institute in 1980. Presently, she is a Professor of Literature at Ramapo College of New Jersey and lives in New York City."
KRISTEN SOCHA, a Physician's Assistant with Dr. Chuback in New Jersey, and now an author, too, joined us to discuss her latest release, "Back to School with All New Rules: Coping with COVID-19", a book that she wrote for her two elementary aged daughters, as they prepared to go back to school.
FROM HER AMAZON PAGE:
"The girls are excited to go back to school, but this year will be different! Since the COVID-19 pandemic there are a lot of new rules at school including handwashing, wearing a face mask and social distancing. With a little encouragement from their parents, watch how the girls except all these changes, keep a positive attitude and make the transition back to school a success!
This is a light-hearted picture book that addresses all the changes the kids will face going back to school. This book is great tool for parents and teachers to introduce the new school environment and start a conversation with their kids."
STEVE MARKOFF, an author from California, joined us to discuss his latest release, "The Case Against George W. Bush", in which he considers three areas in which the former president acted with criminal intent, including with regard to 9-11, the Iraq War, and the torturing of prisoners.
FROM HIS AMAZON PAGE:
"The Case Against George W. Bush chronicles the presidency of George W. Bush through almost 600 quotes from over ninety authors, including former British Prime Minister Tony Blair, former President George W. Bush, former Vice President Dick Cheney, former Secretary of Defense Donald Rumsfeld, and writers and journalists such as Steve Coll, Frank Rich, Craig Unger, and Bob Woodward. Steven C. Markoff presents sourced evidence of three crimes committed by George W. Bush during his presidency: his failure to take warnings of coming terror attacks on our country seriously; taking the United States, by deception, into an unnecessary and disastrous 2003 war with Iraq; costing the lives of more than 4,000 Americans and 500,000 others; and breaking domestic and international laws by approving the torture as means to extract information."
DEANNA CARPENTER, an author from St. Louis, Missouri, joined us to discuss her gut-wrenching, heart-wrenching, and harrowing experiences as a victim of child sexual assault by her brother and father; domestic abuse; and human trafficking.
Deanna Carpenter is now telling her partial story in her current anthology release, "The Survivor Memoirs", with the full story soon coming in "Emerging From The Dark".
Deanna has come through all of this as a well-adjusted and mentally healthy woman, who is now sharing all to help others through the experiences, and to sound the alarm to stop all of these horrific acts before the begin.
J. W. VOYCE, an author from the UK, joined us to discuss his writing career, his future plans, and his latest release, "Ending Samsara".
FROM HIS WEBSITE:
"James William Voyce is a writer based in Birmingham, UK. His shorter works have featured in several anthologies."
VANESSA ZAMY, a business consultant and author from Massachusetts, joined us to discuss what she can do for those who are interested in starting and growing a business, while also maintaining their 9 to 5 jobs.
FROM HER BIO:
"With a focus on efficiency and effectiveness, Vanessa Zamy works with you as a new entrepreneur on taking care of your life while also taking care of business. Her motto: keep it simple, then keep it movin’!"
RANDI-LEE BOWSLAUGH, an author, cancer survivor, kickboxing champion, and much more from Canada, joined us to discuss all, including her newest release, "Embracing Me".
FROM HER BIO:
"Randi-Lee is an author and outspoken advocate for mental health sharing her true story with honesty. She has spoken at events that promote wellness and compassionately shares her experiences with her own mental health.
Her first book (Thoughts of a Wanderer) and soon to be released third non-fiction book (Embracing Me) share her story of coming to terms with her own mental health and shared coping mechanisms that worked for her."
JOSH BOLTON, the creator and host of the "Josh Bolton Show", stopped in to discuss his show, past and future guests, as well as his plans as his show develops.
FROM HIS WEBSITE:
"The Josh Bolton show is a podcast for those who want to go long-form on interesting and insightful topics. Ranging from a business tycoon to the artist on the street putting in the time to get their name known."
SHARON GREENWALD, a financial writer, author, and suicide survivor from New York,. and now living in Florida, called in to discuss what led her to attempting suicide in 2016, how she survived it, and what she is now doing to help others who are in the same predicament, as we talked about her book, "Sixty-ninth Street Suicide".
As Sharon Greenwald stated, "I'm an advocate for mental health and I've written a book, "Sixty-ninth Street Suicide." It's written from the angle of explaining my "why" through the thoughts and feelings I endured for many years. My purpose is to help erase the stigma of mental illness".
ZARA MILLER, an author from the Washington D.C./Baltimore area, will join us to discuss her debut release, "I Am Cecilia".
FROM HER INDIEGOGO PAGE:
"More than just a girl with a brilliant mind, Cecilia encompasses all the misfits, all the glum souls looking for a real home. This book will hopefully inspire young people, young adults, and new-age kids to stay true to themselves."
RYAN CONWAY, a sitcom writer and producer from Connecticut, joined us to discuss his latest creations, upcoming episodes, his future plans, and we even discussed the elements of a good sitcom!
FROM HIS BIO:
"I’m currently 24 years old. Two years ago, I decided to create and Star in my own sitcom with a couple of my friends, and it garnered a lot of awards and accolades, and two years later we are gearing up to shoot a new pilot and pitch it around, so I want eyes on it."
ANTHONY DEAN, a preacher and author from Tennessee, called in to discuss his rededication back to Jesus and his mission to restore Godly family values and principles back to family units. We also discussed his upcoming release, "40 Days Back to God".
Learn more about Anthony Dean on his Facebook page: @Anthony.Dean.ministries.
NICKY COLLINS, the "Autism Coach" from the UK, called in to discuss her journey with Autism and ADHD, how she deals with each, and how she now assists women and girls through her coaching techniques.
TERRY McDOUGALL, an executive, career coach, and author from the Chicago area, called in to discuss how to prepare for success, how to thrive once there, and how to continue to be successful during one's career. we also discussed her latest release, "Winning the Game of Work: Career Happiness and Success on Your Own Terms".
FROM HER WEBSITE:
"She works with managers, executives and professionals who want to draw upon their greatest, most authentic abilities to positively impact their organizations. She supports clients who are creating change, driving innovation, and navigating transitions.
Terry relies on both her formal training as a coach and first-hand experience as a corporate leader to support her clients as they work towards their goals. In coaching engagements, Terry serves her clients as a partner and encourager as they break new ground; as a sounding board, supporting them as an objective listener; as a scout, who sees the larger context, their possibilities and potential; and, as a catalyst, helping to spark their commitment and action.
After 30 years of corporate business experience, 15 of which were in senior managerial roles, Terry chose to become a coach to concentrate on helping leaders step fully into their potential to lead satisfying careers. Though the majority of her professional experience is in financial services and marketing, her work exposed her to a wide variety of industries, business climates and corporate transitions such as mergers, acquisitions, divestitures and restructures."
KELLY BRADY CHANNICK, an author from New Jersey, called in to discuss her "Asbury High" series, including the first four books that are already published, as well as the final three books that will be coming soon!
FROM HER WEBSITE:
"All authors say this about their work, but I honestly feel like this series is a MUST-READ! Not just the first book but all seven. I will also admit something… this first book is not the best in the series, although it is quite awesome. Because the characters are just starting high school and only fourteen, I didn’t want to throw all of the high school drama at them in one year. For those out of high school reading this, think back, it’s not as if you experienced everything high school and growing up had to offer in one year! Therefore, as the series goes on, the book does deal with more relationships, and tougher mysteries. However, I will add this: JK Rowling is my favorite author and I love how she sprinkles small, seemingly-unimportant details in each of her books, which end up being important later on. So, if you love series and mysteries, you NEED to read these books… and start paying attention. I wrote each novel with all the books outlined and knowing I wanted to hide details and future plots (and plot twists) in each story. HAVE FUN!!"
ROSE THORNBERRY, an R&B artist, and singer/songwriter from Detroit, called in to share news about her career, her development, and her future plans, plus she even shared some of her music with us!
FROM HER BIO:
"I love to sing and make music to uplift the soul. Talking about the history of music as well as issues and topics that effect our world is one of my favorite things to do. I also have always been for humans rights and believe that everyone should be allowed to do what they love and have their own voice. I love this life and brightening the lives of others."
Pastor Dave Berkey, from Allenwood Church in Allenwood, New Jersey, stopped by to discuss the concept of "Being Present" in all that you do with each other, with your life, and definitely with the Lord. Or, as he states, "I am a young lead pastor of a small local church that is passionate about depth over width, and being obnoxiously present."
Life Coach, KEITH SENZER, stopped in to discus his early days in high school, during which he was bullied, suffered with low self-esteem, and had undiagnosed ADHD - and how he now works to help the youth of today to manage through the vicissitudes of life.
FROM HIS BIO:
"I truly believe my purpose and calling is effecting change in our teens so that they may grow up to be powerful, responsible and influential adults who want to make the world a better place.
It is hard growing up as a teenager in this digital and competitive world. I will help them navigate it through my coaching and deep passion and commitment to their success."
JANET HOWLE, an author from North Carolina, called in to discuss her latest release, "Uncharted", a novel that is based upon forty years of traveling in the Bahamas.
As Janet Howle wrote, "The setting, characters, and plot draw on my many years sailing the Bahamas mixed in with a shady period in the history of these islands."
DANIEL HESS, a filmmaker, author, and veteran of 5,000 weddings as a photographer, joined us to discuss his career as a wedding photographer, his recently released book of poetry, and his first scripted movie.
FROM HIS BIO:
"Growing up the thing that really changed and defined much of my childhood was losing my best friend when I was 10 years old to Cystic Fibrosis. From that point forward a creative spark lit inside me that I really wouldn't get in touch with until college when my friend convinced me at the last second to change my major over to film. After that I stuck with film and video sometimes to a stubborn extent in my career. I started my own business at age 19 and I've been at it ever since.
My writing side never truly went away and was reignited after many years of battling depression especially in the tedium of wedding videography. To start off 2021 I collected 5 years worth of poetry in a collection which I just self published mid-January."
EDWARD DI GANGI, an author from North Carolina and adopted at birth, joined us to discuss his discoveries as he traced his roots as he heard the age of seventy. As he discussed in his book, "A Gift Best Given: A Memoir", he learned that his biological mother had been a remarkable woman, and that she had given him the best gift of all.
FROM HIS BIO:
"Through three years of research, Di Gangi found that his mother had been a celebrity performer in the glamorous ice show spectaculars of the 1940s and 1950s. In addition to recounting his own story, the author details his mother's life and travels beginning with the time she left home in New York at the age of 17 to travel alone by train across the country to join a traveling ice skating troupe. Five years later and unexpectedly pregnant, she returned home, known only to her eldest sister and her sister's husband, to manage the birth and the adoption of her son.
Di Gangi speaks with enthusiasm and clarity about family secrets, reunions with previously unknown family members, and discoveries as well as genealogy and research into family history."
ANDREA BOURGEOIS, a Christian author from Louisiana, joined us to discuss her latest release, "Just Breathe", her book "... for the woman who feels stuck in her relationship with God. It’s for the woman who feels unseen, unsure, overwhelmed, and alone in the desert and desperate for a way back to the Jordan River… so you can feel freedom, can be rinsed clean and can be full of hope".
FROM HER BIO:
"I started hearing “WRITE” as I began to work through difficult seasons in my life.
I graduated with a Bachelor of Science degree in 2005 and a Masters in the Arts of Teaching in 2011 both from McNeese State University.
After my sister-in-law passed away in 2013 and after God help me overcome doubt in 2014, I began to write more and listen to God’s direction and calling.
I wrote my family story of restoration and redemption and two Bible studies by the time I attended She Speaks Writer Conference in the summer of 2019.
I realized then that God had called me into the ministry and I had a passion to help others study God’s Word, process their pain, and discover their purpose."
DR. SAMANTHA FECICH (aka, Dr. Sam), a college education professor, author, and podcast host, joined us to discuss how she prepares students for the real world in the teaching profession, her books, and the podcasts that she releases to help all in the education community.
FROM HER BIO:
"Dr. Samantha Fecich is a professor of education at Grove City College where she teaches future teachers about educational technology and special education. She is also a student-teacher university supervisor in the special education department. Dr. Fecich is also the author of EduMagic: A guide for preservice teachers, Co-author of EduMagic Shine On: A Guide for New Teachers, and co-creator of the Edumagic future teacher digital planner and student teacher binder.
Lastly, Dr. Sam is the host of the EduMagic podcast, a podcast designed for future teachers. She is fueled by pumpkin spice lattes and a passion for raising up the next generation of teachers to become educators of excellence with EduMagic."
Our new "Experts Series" features experts from around the world on a variety of topics.
On today's "Dr. Paul's Family Talk" show, we spoke to Christian author, LIBBIE HALL. Libbie discussed her latest release, "Five: The Women in the Genealogy of Jesus", continuing today with Mary.
FROM HER BIO:
Libbie is an author, blogger and speaker. She is married to Brian and they have 3 children and two dogs. She has been leading worship for over twenty years as a Worship Director and Creative Arts Pastor. Prior to her time in ministry she was a Global Career Development Facilitator and the Director of Career Services at a university.
Libbie is a self proclaimed storyteller, and loves to present the Bible in a way that compels people to live their life as God has purposed. Although she is in Michigan now she grew up in Southern California and also spent a few years in central Texas. She loves living a life that takes her wherever God leads her.
RICHARD CAPRIOLA, a mental health and addictions counselor from Texas, stopped by to discuss his latest release, "The Addicted Child - A Parent's Guide to Adolescent Substance Abuse".
From His BIO:
"Richard Capriola spent 11 years working as an addictions counselor for Menninger Clinic in Houston Texas before retiring in 2019. Menninger Clinic is one of the top ten psychiatric hospitals in the United States and specializes in the assessment, stabilization and treatment of adults and adolescents with substance abuse and psychiatric disorders.
During his tenure there he worked in the Adolescent Treatment program and the adult Comprehensive Psychiatric Assessment and Stabilization program. Working closely with psychiatrists, psychologists, social workers and nurses he was responsible for comprehensive assessments and individual and group counseling with patients diagnosed with substance use disorders."
JEFF HOWARD, a High School Counselor and author from Minnesota joined "Dr. Paul's Family Talk" radio show to discuss how kids are coping with the lockdown and quarantine aspects of life vs. their needs for socializing.
From his BIO:
"At one time Jeff Howard never thought he would become a writer. Being born and raised in the lake country of northern Minnesota, his passions lay more in the world of fish and animals and woods and lakes. He was given the love of reading by his mother who read to him and his brothers the stories of Dr. Seuss and Laura Ingalls Wilder. As he got older he read every book he could find on nature and natural history. The thought of writing books, though, never crossed his mind.
The income of a freelance outdoor writer was seldom enough to provide for a family of a wife and four children so in 2003 Howard enrolled at Bethel University and earned a Master of Arts degree in English. For the next three years he taught high school English but saw himself relating to students in a more personal way. In 2008 Howard began his career as a high school counselor and is still serving students in this capacity"
GLORIA HASS, a bestselling author of twenty books from Tucson, Arizona, joined us to discuss her new writing project ..... making dolls, photographing them, and making picture story books for children!
“I write picture story books for children that both entertain the child and teach them a positive way to live.”
Author, DOROTHY O'DELL, from Windsor, Ontario in Canada, joined us to discuss her earlier life of abuse, low self-esteem, bullying, etc., and how she overcame all to find fulfillment in life. Dorothy documented all in her book, "The Overcomer".
From Her BIO:
"I am newly married, i have one step son. I am a new author of the book the Overcomer. I shared my story of how i have overcome being bulled in school, having low self esteem and self worth, to overcoming abusive relationships and family tragedy. I spend many years living my life how other people wanted me to. I have found out how to be authentically me. I have overcome so i can help people do the same."
Fresh from the success of his book, "A Principal's Family Principles" (available for purchase at www.amazon.com, barnesandnoble.com, and www.outskirtspress.com), "Dr. Paul's Family Talk" focuses on the family, kids, parenting, schools, jokes, music, sports, issues of the day, and all issues that impact the family.