BRYAN COLLINS, an author, writer, and storyteller from Ireland, joined us to discuss all of his projects, but especially his newest release, "I Can't Believe I'm a Dad! What Every Guy Must Know About Parenting, Fatherhood and Hair Loss."
FROM HIS AMAZON PAGE:
"Stressed out Irish Dad Bryan Collins would know. As the father of three kids, he’s often looked around for an instructional manual for his kids and found none in sight.
Now, in his frank and confessional take on parenting, expectant and new Dads can finally get an insight into what it’s really like after their son or daughter arrives.
You won’t find this advice in a typical parenting book. Strap in."
EMILY THIROUX THREATT, a former business owner, college professor, author, and "Grief Transformation Expert" from Hawaii, joined us to discuss her personal grief over the years, how she can help you overcome and deal with grief, and to discuss her new book, "Loving and Living Your Way Through Grief: A Comprehensive Guide to Reclaiming and Cultivating Joy and Carrying on in the Face of Loss".
FROM HER WEBSITE:
"Having gone through the experience of the poor health leading to the death of two husbands, as well as the deaths of my father, mother, sister, aunts, and uncles as well as many friends, I have much experience in the grieving process, and I have learned to face life with love, optimism, and joy.
I have kept journals and written to express myself most of my life. This led me to a career of teaching writing and writing books. So, after my second husband died, I naturally turned to writing to help deal with my grief. Then I discovered that I could use writing to help friends deal with grief, too. My new book, Loving and Living Your Way Through Grief: A Comprehensive Guide to Reclaiming and Cultivating Joy and Carrying on in the Face of Loss, provides guidance for navigating the downs and ups of that unfamiliar territory.
I spend my time now writing and teaching others to write to deal with all kinds of loss. And when I am not writing, I am enjoying the beauty of Maui.
Emily is a Grief Transformation Expert and holds a Master’s Degree in English with a Concentration in Writing. She has been teaching writing and composition on the college and university level over 30 years. During that time, she published three writing textbooks. with Prentice Hall and Pearson Education."
EDWARD DI GANGI, a returning guest and an author from North Carolina who was adopted at birth, will join us to read from his book, "A Gift Best Given: A Memoir", as we are promoting "National Adoption Awareness Month".
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."
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.