LIANE CARMEN, a former marketing employee for Coca-Cola, and now an author from Florida, joined us to discuss her "Investigation Duo" series, as well as her upcoming standalone book, "When Wings Flutter".
FROM HER WEBSITE:
"The idea behind Where the Truth Hides started when we had a family mystery to solve and turned to DNA testing. I might have become slightly obsessed. (Okay, I did.) We solved our mystery, but during our search, we also uncovered a secret or two. More than one person asked: is DNA ever wrong? After much research, I have found the simple answer. Families keep secrets, and people don't always tell the truth, but DNA doesn't lie.
Now, some people don’t want to know the truth. They’re fine with keeping the past buried, and I can respect that. But writing fictional stories about the secrets – I couldn’t resist."
JIM CAMPBELL, a noted radio show host and author, joined us to discuss his newest release, "Madoff Talks: Uncovering the Untold Story Behind the Most Notorious Ponzi Scheme in History".
FROM HIS AMAZON PAGE:
"In Madoff Talks, author Jim Campbell presents the most comprehensive, insider account of the Madoff saga to date. Based on exclusive interviews with all the players―the Madoff family and their associates, the Wall Street wheelers and dealers, the army of lawyers, analysts, and investigators, the victims of the scheme, and Bernie Madoff himself―the book reveals:
WILLIE DRYE, an author from North Carolina, joined us to discuss his release, "For Sale —American Paradise: How Our Nation Was Sold an Impossible Dream in Florida".
FROM HIS AMAZON PAGE:
"A tale of a colorful and tragicomic era during which the allure and illusion of the American Dream was on full display—a Jazz Age period when Americans started chasing what F. Scott Fitzgerald called “the orgiastic future”—the book reveals how the recent economic collapse in Florida is eerily similar to events that happened there between 1925 and 1928.
What sets the mid-1920s’ Florida land boom apart from more recent booms-and-busts, however, is that this was the first modern boom, the first time that emerging new technologies, mass communications and modern advertising techniques were used to sell the nation on the notion that prosperity and happiness are simply there for the taking."
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."
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.