CRIS A. SANTOS, an Author, Photographic Fashion Designer, the owner of Trendy Fashion Online Store "LUNABLUEGIRL", and the owner of "Cris Santos Styling", joined us to tell us all about what she is doing in the creative world, and to discuss her latest release, "One Way Trip".
FROM HER WEBSITE:
"Cris Santos has a Master degree in Linguistics, although she is passionate about languages, cultures and travel, her passion for fashion and photography never left her heart. As a former model and lover of arts she decided to take control of her life and chase her dreams. In 2017 she launched her PhotosbyCris Designs by becoming a Photographic Fashion Designer.
'I believe you must bring your whole self to the table if you want to thrive in today’s competitive world; that’s why I decided to create this hub for all my work, thoughts and ideas. I’ve been blessed to have developed a growing audience of loyal followers who offer me fantastic feedback. Take a look at my work and stay up-to-date with everything I have planned.'"
ANDREA WILSON WOODS, an award winning and bestselling author, former teacher/professor, and current patient advocate, will join us to discuss when she became the "parent" of her 8-year-old sister, and then led her through her final days after her sister was diagnosed with terminal stage IV liver cancer at age 15. We will also discuss her book on the subject, "Better Off Bald: A Life in 147 Days".
FROM HER WEBSITE:
"Andrea Wilson Woods is a writer who loves to tell stories, and a patient advocate who founded the nonprofit Blue Faery: The Adrienne Wilson Liver Cancer Association. Andrea is the CEO and co-founder of Cancer University, a for-profit, social-benefit, digital health company. With Cancer U, Andrea synergizes her talents of coaching, writing, teaching, and advocacy. For over ten years, Andrea worked in the education field as a teacher and professor for public and private schools as well as universities. Andrea obtained her master’s degree in professional writing from the University of Southern California; her nonfiction writing has won national awards. Her new book, a medical memoir titled Better Off Bald: A Life in 147 Days, is a #1 Bestseller on Amazon in multiple categories.
During the seven years she raised her sister, Andrea worked as a primary and secondary school teacher, and she acted in film, television, and theatre. Andrea received her certification in fundraising with a focus on institutional development from UCLA Extension. Andrea is also an ICF Associate Certified Coach and a 500-Hour Certified Yoga Teacher. She graduated cum laude from USC with a B.A. in humanities. After graduation, Andrea gained custody of her then eight-year-old sister Adrienne.
Andrea started Blue Faery because she doesn’t want another person to lose a loved one to HCC, and she wants the world to know Adrienne's spirit, strength, and courage. Andrea started Cancer U because she wants to change the cancer paradigm in the United States and she believes to ignite change you have to go to the source: the patient. She wants to teach cancer patients and caregivers how to become advocates for themselves so they can change their cancer journey."
ROBERT BOOG, a real estate broker who has helped people buy and sell real estate for over 40 years in California, joined us to discuss his belief that William Shakespeare might have suffered from Bipolar Disorder AND might not have written the words for which he has been given credit. We also discussed his books on the topic,"Shakey's Madness" and "Hang Shakespeare!"
FROM HIS WEBSITE:
"Robert Boog is the owner/broker of Bob Boog Realty in Newhall, Ca. A graduate of UCLA, Robert enjoys writing in his spare time and is the author of several books on real estate as well as fiction and songs. Visit http://www.3funnybooks.com for more of his writing and www.i-songz.com for his songs!
Ever hear that William Shakespeare did NOT write the poems, plays, and sonnets attributed to him? Why would people doubt this? For many years most people have heard that "Humans only use 10% of their brains," and most of us believed it - until it was debunked in the early 2000s. We just went along with what everyone else thought. The same thing is true with Shakespeare.
In fact, the idea of a young man from Stratford upon Avon who wrote the greatest poems, plays and sonnets in the English language has not been debunked -- until now.
Shakey's Madness: Does a Mental Disorder Reveal the "Real" William Shakespeare explains a brand NEW theory. In it, readers will explore the idea of a different man. A genius author who had bipolar II affective disorder - whose symptoms included paranoia, and for this reason, the "real" author would NOT wish to be connected to the authorship at all -- but then later would change his mind and include clues and symbols to his identity. Why? It was the nature of his mental disorder - not his character.
Sigmund Freud was also a disbeliever. He did not think the man from Stratford was the genius author. Freud spoke about an Oedipal complex that Freud believed was at the heart of the "real" author and was prominently displayed in Hamlet."
JIM FLYNN, a former financial consultant, a pervious contestant on Jeopardy, and now a writer of thrillers (with humor!), joined us from Connecticut to discuss all of his books, including his latest release, "Hit Your Second Shot First".
FROM HIS WEBSITE:
"Just released Hit Your Second Shot First on Amazon. It's already #1 New Release in Sports Humor. Get your paperback copy today.
ALSO: The Bitcoin Gambit is available as an Audiobook on Amazon and Audible.
The first two books of the JR Johnson series are available. The more recent: The Bitcoin Gambit is available on Amazon, which joins Book One: Losing Lola. An Audible version is being now available with the same narrator, Gary Williams.
In The Bitcoin Gambit, JR Johnson gets involved with U.S. Cyber Command. Recently obtained through covert sources: Cyber Command’s Dossier on Johnson."
NEIL KITCHING, a geography graduate from Scotland, an accountant and auditor for twenty years, and now working as an energy specialist, joined us to discuss energy, the environment, the climate, trees, recycling, industry, and all things that involve solutions for our planet, plus we discussed his latest release, "Carbon Choices: Common-sense Solutions to our Climate and Nature Crises".
FROM HIS WEBSITE:
"This book is about people. It is for those who care; care for their communities, care for nature, care for people living today that they will never meet and care for future generations.
This book will help businesses and consumers to influence governments to set the right regulatory framework; to encourage businesses to offer consumers better choices; and to empower individuals to make better choices for our climate and for wildlife.
I felt compelled to write this book to see if I can, in my own small way, help people to make the changes that we need to prevent humans from causing climate change and destroying wildlife.
Carbon Choices will help businesses and consumers to influence governments to set tight regulations; will encourage businesses to offer consumers better choices; and will empower individuals to make better choices for our climate and for wildlife."
MARTIN SAWA, a former real estate broker, operator, and developer, who turned to writing screenplays and essays in 2013, will join us to discuss his latest release, "The Other Side of Success: Money and Meaning in the Golden State" his memoir of his career and personal life.
FROM HIS WEBSITE:
"As Sawa pushed his career forward—making bigger deals at each painstaking step up—he had one hand on the prize he’d dreamed of for years. But with stress driving him to alcoholism and poor choices, it took tragedy to force him to confront the true cost of his sacrifices.Was the financial wealth worth the price of his soul?
Laid out in an intimate and passionate memoir, Sawa’s honest appraisal of his wins and losses in a volatile time of technological, social, and political change reveals an intensely personal challenge. Serving as a reminder of what really matters in the single-minded grind for excellence, his struggles to be his best self help the rest of us understand that we’re often exactly where we’re meant to be.
The Other Side of Success: Money and Meaning in the Golden State is a raw, in-depth look into a man with something to prove. If you like insider insights into high-level business, overcoming racial boundaries, and the fragile balance between prosperity and ruin, then you’ll love Martin Sawa’s emotional rollercoaster."
KRISTIN OSTRANDER, an author, serial entrepreneur, speaker, podcaster, and eCommerce expert who founded MommyIncome.com, and hosts a weekly podcast, "The Amazon Files", joined us to discuss her latest release, "Dream Big, Step Small"
FROM HER WEBSITE:
"A dynamic Amazon selling mom who dedicates her energy to helping others start and scale businesses on Amazon using the signature Wholesale Bundle System™. With more than 17 years of e-commerce experience Kristin is fully equipped to teach the necessary skills online sellers need to take their business to a more advanced level.
With a unique wholesale bundle approach to Amazon backed by a proven Wholesale Bundle Framework™, She has generated over $5 million in online sales.
Kristin Ostrander founded MommyIncome.com in order to teach others to start and grow businesses on Amazon by turning small steps into big results. Her family consists of 3 beautiful crazy kids, a hunky husband, and 3 super cute fur babies. As a full-time Amazon FBA business owner, podcaster, Amazon selling coach, speaker, author, and business strategist there is never a dull moment in life.
If you tune into her weekly podcast, you’ll discover her quick with and tough love while training others to start and grow businesses online. When she is not doing all this she enjoys baking fun cakes, writing, watching weird DIY YouTube vids, and going to the beach. "
HANNARICH ASIEDU, an author originally from Ghana, and now living in Dallas, Texas, joined us to discuss her latest release, "Decoding the In-Law Code".
FROM HER WEBSITE:
"I have a bachelor’s in English and French from the University of Ghana and have been in management positions handling corporate relations for almost a decade. I do not consider myself to be perfect or to have achieved the highest level in life. However, I have won some victories on this journey of life. My heart breaks when I see people enduring challenges that I have already overcome. It is out of this place of brokenness and passion for helping others overcome those challenges that I write my books, blogs, speaking engagements, coaching, and others.
Raised by a single mother, I understand how challenging life can get. I donate a percentage of my earnings to fund non-profits in Ghana as part of my corporate responsibility."
HALEY McGEE, an actress, author, podcast host, voiceover artist, teacher, and MORE, joined us to discuss her amazing career, as well as her latest release, "The Ex-Boyfriend Yard Sale" and her podcast, "The Cost of Love".
FROM HER WEBSITE:
"I’ve been described as “defiantly distinctive” (The Scotsman), “a fearless, raw talent” (CBC Radio), and “one to watch” (A Younger Theatre).
If you’re a smarty-pants, sensitive soul or love idiot like me, I think we’re going to get along.
My first book ‘The Ex-Boyfriend Yard Sale’ is available in the UK as of 27th May. It’s a memoir about how I attempted to pay off my credit card debt by selling gifts from my exes, and ended up being schooled in the true value of heartbreak. Funny, brainy, sexy and very candid (AHH).
My podcast, The Cost of Love, is where I talk to the best experts I can find, to try to answer the question, “Is the cost of love worth it?"
ALAN HESSE, a conservation biologist, author, and illustrator now living in Ecuador, joined us to discuss the climate, the environment, and all of his books, including his "Captain Polo" series.
FROM HIS WEBSITE:
"When you learn while having fun, you never forget what you learn.A parent or teacher knows that there's nothing like pictures to grab a child's attention. That's why I create educational graphic novels and cartoons. The idea is to provide learning resources that are informative AND engaging.
My work is all about Nature and environment. Kids naturally gravitate to these subjects and are increasingly exposed to troubling news about very serious issues, such as climate change. It's important to talk to them about these things clearly and positively, in a way that offers solutions and inspiration for the future."
PAXSON CHASE, a singer/songwriter, alternative/indie artist from Trenton, New Jersey, joined us to discuss his battles with depression, and how involvement with music has considerably assisted in his journey.
FROM HIS BIO:
"... Paxson Chase is looking to change the music narrative in his home state. Mostly being surrounded by trap and drill rappers, Paxson decided to take his own route.
Using his dark tone to offer his thoughts on depression, Chase mixes in an alternative sound as well. He also likes to step out and explore his voice going into bedroom pop and soft rock. 2020 was a big year musically for Paxson as he surpassed 300,000 streams. This gave him motivation to keep pushing because of the effect he is having on those going through similar, dark situations. Using influences from idols like XXX and Kid Cudi, he wants to keep being versatile and speaking on real life occurrences. Paxson also is trying to bring back the art aspect of music with his blends of sounds and harmonies.
With seeing amazing feedback from release last year titled “I Want to Kill Myself But Now Is Not The Right Time”, expect to see more and more heart wrenching music from Paxson Chase in 2021."
ZAHRA MESRIZADEH, an Iranian-American bioengineer & researcher currently living in San Diego, California, and who believes firmly in the importance of societal balance, joined us to discuss her latest release, "The God of the Gaps".
FROM HER LINKEDIN PAGE:
"Biomedical Engineering student, with skills in cell culture, nanotechnology and biology. I am interested in a career in biomedical engineering with focus on molecular, cell and tissue therapeutic development. I am interested in developing nanomedicine that could be used in immunotherapy, and could open a path into the biomedical industry."
CASEY WAESCHE, a Mom, a Wife, a Sister, a Daughter, a Friend, a Colleague, and AUTHOR from Alexandria, Virginia, will join us to discuss her latest release, "I'm the Boss of Me".
FROM HER BIO:
Numerous Child Psychologists, Therapists, Teachers, Childhood Specialists and Parents are all saying my book, I'm The Boss Of Me, is a MUST HAVE for all little ones. (And they all know an adult or two that could benefit from reading it, too!)
But the MOST exciting thing to ME is that the LITTLE ONES are the BIGGEST FANS!! I'm getting videos and stories of them reading and LOVING the book!! Some for the first time ever!!
I wrote this book with my, then, 7 year old son when he came home, again, with a note from his teacher saying he had another "outburst" in class. I asked him why this kept happening and he said, "It's not MY fault, Mommy! My mouth did it!"
I said, "Well you need to be a better Boss of your mouth!..." and an idea, philosophy, book series and more was started!"
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.