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Singer-songwriter, Fran Clark, grew up in a music loving family and from an early age was exposed to diverse styles; from Aretha to Jimi Hendrix via Bob Marley and Ray Charles. Based in West London, she began her career as a backing and session vocalist. An accomplished vocalist having worked with live bands playing both original music and covers, singing genres ranging from pop/rock to soul. Her debut album, To Fly, features 11 original compositions with a jazzy mellow vibe and true emotion. To date several tracks have received airplay from on-line and local radio, alongside radio interviews to include a recent interview on BBC Radio Ulster. Fran's second album, Beautiful People, is set to release in Autumn 2013.
Richard Cheu is an author, ordained deacon and hospital chaplain in the Archdiocese of New York, stress-management consultant, and caregiver. He provides pastoral counseling at Bellevue Hospital, the Visiting Nurse Service inpatient hospice, and other New York City medical facilities. He formerly was a neurophysiologist and EMT. A Catholic deacon in the diocese of Trenton since 2003, he serves in the Archdiocese of New York. He is a volunteer chaplain at Bellevue Hospital, a 845 bed facility and level one trauma center that receives over 500 ER patient visits daily. He also conducts the noon service in the Catholic chapel.
Living Well with Chronic Illness: a Practical and Spiritual Guide is his first book. His next title will be Excluded Americans: the First Generation of American-born Chinese.
He has been featured in The Huffington Post, Deacon Digest, The Monitor, U.S. China Review, Metrosource Magazine, Occupational Health and Safety Magazine and Personal Excellence along with numerous other media avenues.
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