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Halli Lilburn always dreamed of being a published author and SHIFTERS is her first novel.
"hile coping with classes and crushes at an elite private school that has a 'big brother' approach to surveillance and implants strange I.D. tags under each student's skin, Lina Pawlak discovers that students are disappearing. A government agency, Special Force, is creating a superior race of humans by weeding out those with “corrupt” DNA."
Halli was born in Edmonton, Alberta, Canada. She currently resides on a small farm somewhere in southern Alberta with her mountain man husband and three genius children. She enjoys painting, singing, sewing and working at the local library.
Halli Lilburn always dreamed of being a published author and SHIFTERS is her first novel.
Reality shifting could destroy Lina's life—or help her overthrow a government conspiracy…
While coping with classes and crushes at an elite private school that has a 'big brother' approach to surveillance and implants strange I.D. tags under each student's skin, Lina Pawlak discovers that students are disappearing. A government agency, Special Force, is creating a superior race of humans by weeding out those with “corrupt” DNA.
Lina yearns to be a normal teenage girl, though she's anything but "normal." She's a shifter, and her realities are about to multiply. Shifting from one reality to the next, she clings to sanity, tries to prevent a mass genocide and deals with a reoccurring dilemma—she can’t save everyone in every reality.
No one has cracked the encrypted language of plants. Insects chirp, bees buzz, animals grow, hiss, hum and even transmit low-frequency sound waves. But plants, as far as we know, never say a thing…or do they?
Flower Power is the subject of The Halli Casser-Jayne Show, Wednesday, September 10, 3 pm ET when Halli welcomes her guests author of the celebrated book PLANT SPIRIT MEDICINE, THE JOURNEY INTO THE HEALING WISDOM OF PLANTS Eliot Cowan and Michael Largo, author of THE BIG, BAD BOOK OF BOTANY, THE WORLD’S MOST FASCINATING FLORA.
Eliot Cowan is the founder of the Blue Deer Center in Margaretville, New York, where he provided training in Plant Spirit Medicine and other traditions. For many years, he apprenticed with the shame Don Guadalupe Gonzalez Rios, who in 2000, ritually recognized Cowan as a guide to Shamanic apprentices in the Huichol tradition. He is a member of the Council of Elders for the Temple of Sacred Fire Healing.
Michael Largo is the author of GOD’S LUNATICS, GENIUS AND HEROIN, THE PORTABLE OBITUARY, the Bram Stoker award-winning FINAL EXITS: THE ILLUSTRATED ENCYLOPEDIA OF HOW WE DIE, and three novels. He is the former editor of New York Poetry and the researcher/archivist for the film company Allied Artists.
The Power of Plants on The Halli Casser-Jayne Show, Talk Radio for Fine Minds, Wednesday, September 10, 3 pm ET online @ http://bit.ly/hcjblog
The Halli Casser-Jayne Show will tackle the question: Is Anti-Zionism the New Anti-Semitism? when Halli welcomes her esteemed guests: Ruthie Blum, Alan Kaufman, Joshua Muravchik, Thane Rosenbaum and Jonathan Tobin.
Joining in the conversation is Ruthie Blum, the current affairs columnist for Israel Hayom. Her articles appear in the Jerusalem Post. She is the author of “To Hell in a Handbasket: Carter, Obama and the ‘Arab Spring.’”
Alan Kaufman is an American-Israeli author and the son of a Holocaust survivor. His books include Jew Boy and Drunken Angel. Kaufman was an infantry soldier in the Israel Defense Forces. His op-eds and essays have appeared in The Los Angeles Times among others. He writes a blog on Jewish and Israeli affairs for The Times of Israel.
Joshua Muravchik is a Fellow at the Foreign Policy Institute of the Johns Hopkins University School for Advanced International Studies. His latest book is Making David Into Goliath: How the World Turned Against Israel. He has contributed to the New York Times and more.
Thane Rosenbaum is a novelist, essayist, and law professor, the author of the critically acclaimed novels, The Stranger Within Sarah Stein, The Golems of Gotham. His articles, reviews and essays appear frequently in the New York Times.
Annika Henroth-Rothstein is a political advisor and writer. A native of Sweden, she writes on the topic of Israeli politics, European Jewry and human rights.
Jonathan S. Tobin is the award-winning senior online editor and chief political blogger of Commentary magazine. His work appears regularly in The New York Post and more. He lectures and appears on CNN, Fox News Channel, the BBC, NPR and more.
Poet, philosopher, author, cancer survivor, Mark Nepo has been breaking a path of spiritual inquiry for more than forty years. He has inspired readers and seekers all over the world with his The Book of Awakening, which in 2010 catapulted to #1 on the New York Times bestseller list when Oprah Winfrey chose Nepo's book as one of her Ultimate Favorite Things. Wednesday, August 27, 3 pm ET the beloved teacher visits The Halli Casser-Jayne Show for an hour-long in-depth conversation.
Considered “one of the finest spiritual guides of our time,” “a consummate storyteller,” and “an eloquent spiritual teacher,” Nepo’s 15 books and recorded nine audio projects have been translated into more than twenty languages.
His latest book is The Endless Practice, Becoming Who You Were Born to Be, a guide to how the soul works in the world, a revelatory piece focused on steering each of us to become who we were born to be through the endless practice of engaging our heart and soul in the world.
Nepo will be joining Oprah Winfrey’s 2014 The Life You want Weekend Tour. He has appeared four times on Oprah’s Super Soul Sunday. He has also been interviewed by Robin Roberts on Good Morning America.
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Wednesday August 20, 3 pm ET The Halli Casser-Jayne Show takes a look at World War I through the eyes of history and the voice of a poet. Marking the 100th anniversary of World War I, Halli welcomes critically acclaimed war historian William Philpott and the world’s leading scholar of the Great War poet Siegfried Sassoon Jean Moorcroft Wilson.
William Philpott is Professor of the History of Warfare in the Department of War studies at King’s College London. He is a specialist in the history of Anglo-French relations, British Strategy, and the history of the French army. Philpott is the author of Three Armies on the Somme, The First Battle of the Twentieth Century, Blood Victory: The Battle of the Somme and the Making of the Twentieth Century, Anglo-French Relations and Strategy on the Western Front, 1914-1918, Anglo-French Defense Relations between the Wars, Palgrave Concise Atlas of the First World War, and Palgrave Advances in Modern Military History. In his latest book War of Attrition, Fighting the First World War, Philpott takes a look at the causes and effects of The First World War, bringing new revelations of the first truly modern war to light, the war that shaped the twentieth century.
Jean Moorcroft Wilson lectures in English Literature at Birkbeck College, University of London. She is married to Virginia Woolf’s nephew. In her latest book, Siegfried Sassoon, Soldier, Poet, Lover, Friend, Wilson takes an in-depth look at the man considered a key figure in the study of the poetry of the Great War. Her previous works include I Was an English Poet: Biography of Sir William Watson, Virginia Woolf, Life and London: A Biography of Place, The Selected Poems of Isaac Rosenberg.
Wednesday, August 13, 3 pm ET The Halli Casser-Jayne Show takes a look at prayer with the author and contributors to the powerful book: HOW DO YOU PRAY: Celeste Yacaboni, Mirabai Starr, Jamal Rahman, and Steve Bhaerman.
Celeste Yacaboni is passionate about helping people discover a deeper experience of the sacred in their daily lives. Ordained a Minister of Walking Prayer by the Center fro Sacred Studies, she facilitates healing and transformation through her unique approach to spiritual direction and her mastery of a number of healing arts. Her book HOW DO YOU PRAY? Is an inter-spiritual prayer book and resource guide to an emerging global spirituality, which embraces our religious and spiritual diversity.
Miarabai Starr is a critically acclaimed author and translator of sacred literature. She teaches and speaks widely on contemplative practice, inter-spiritual experience and the transformational power of loss. Her book DARK NIGHT OF THE SOUL was released on the same day that Mirabai’s fourteen year old daughter, Jenny, was killed in a car accident.
Iman Jamal Rahman is a popular speaker on Islam, Sufi spirituality and interfaith relations. He has been featured in the New York Times, CBS News, BBC, and various NPR programs. Jamal is the author of several books. Since 9/11, Jamas has been collaborating with Rabbi Ted Falcon and Pastor Don Mackenzie. Affectionately known as the Interfaith Amigos, they tour the country sharing the message of spiritual inclusiveness.
Steve Bhaerman is an internationally known author, humorist, and workshop leader. For more than 27 years, he has written and performed as Swami Beyondananda, the “Cosmic Comic.”
Wednesday, August 6, 3 pm ET it’s Girl Talk on The Halli Casser-Jayne Show when some of the iconic names in women’s fiction: Jenna Blum, Pam Jenoff, Sarah McCoy, Kristina McMorris, Alyson Richman, Erika Robuck and Karen White stop by the show to talk about their latest contribution to literature Grand Central: Original Stories of Postwar Love and Reunion, and so much more.
Jenna Blum is the New York Times and international #1 bestselling author of novels Those Who Save Us and the Stormchasers. She is one of Oprah’s Top 30 Women Writers. Pam Jenoff is the internationally bestselling author of The Kommandant’s Girl. Sarah McCoy is the author of the New York Times and international bestseller The Baker’s Daughter. Kristina McMorris’ works of fiction have garnered more than twenty national literary awards and have appeared on the New York Times bestseller list, including her novel Letters from Home. Among Alyson Richman’s nationally bestselling titles is The Lost Wife. Her books have been published in over fifteen languages. Erika Robuck’s novel Hemingway’s Girl was a Target Emerging Author Pick. Karen White is the New York Times bestselling author of 18 novels. Her most recent book, A Long Time Gone was released in June 2014.
In celebration of the recent 100th anniversary of Grand Central Terminal, these celebrated authors have come together to produce an iconic anthology about New York’s most beloved landmark, creating their own stories, set on the same day, just after the end of World War II, in a time of hope, uncertainty, change, and renewal.
Coinciding with the release of the new James Brown biopic, GET ON UP, Wednesday, July 30, 3 pm ET, The Halli Casser-Jayne Show, Talk Radio for Fine Minds celebrates the Godfather of Soul, the one and only James Brown.
Joining in the celebration is the daughter of James Brown, Deanna Brown Thomas, humanitarian, entrepreneur, radio & TV personality, actress and writer and the President of The James Brown Family Children Foundation (JBFCF), a 501(c)(3) non-profit organization created according to the wishes of James Brown.
Aakomon “AJ” Jones is one of the most sought after choreographers in the world, working with the biggest names in music such as Madonna, Justin Timberlake, Jenner Lopez, and Mariah Carey. His choreography can best be described by the clean lines, musicality, sharpness and versatility, on view in the new James Brown biopic GET ON UP, which he also choreographed.
RJ Smith’s THE ONE is the definitive biography of James Brown, not only presenting the first complete portrait of his personal life, but also placing Brown in his proper place in the pantheon of popular culture icons. Nominated for an NAACP award and hailed by Janet Maslin of The New York Times as one of the top books of 2012.
Jason Eamons is the Director of Curatorial Affairs at EMP Museum, which was founded by Microsoft’s co-founder, Paul Allen and opened in June 2000 in a building designed by Frank Gehry. The EMP Museum explores the artists and ideas that fuel popular music and pop culture.
Conversation is an art, and Halli Casser-Jayne is the artist of conversation. Tune into The Halli Casser-Jayne Show, Talk Radio for Fine Minds, Wednesday, July 30, 3 pm ET.
Wednesday, July 23, 3 pm ET, The Halli Casser-Jayne Show airs a 90 minute special INSIDE THE IVORY TRADE: IS IT TOO LATE TO SAVE THE ELEPHANT? Joining in the conversation are some of the top voices of the subject: Iain Douglas-Hamilton, Grace Ge Gabriel, Andrea Turkalo, Dr. Ron Orenstein,
In 1993, Iain Douglas-Hamilton founded the organization Save the Elephants. A zoologist, he is the recipient of the 2010 Indianapolis Prize for his work on elephant conservation. His chief research interest is to understand elephant choices by studying their movements. He is a frequent keynote speaker at the annual Wildlife Conservation Network expo.
Dr. Ron Orenstein is the author of Ivory, Horn and Blood: Behind the Elephant and Rhinoceros Poaching Crisis. Since 1987, Dr. Orenstein has been an observer at meetings of the Convention on International Trade in Endangered Species (CITES). He was one of the engineers of the compromise amendment that led to an international ivory ban.
Field biologist Andrea Turkalo of The Wildlife Conservation Society (WCS) has been called “The Elephant Whisperer.” She is the world's leading expert on forest elephants, working tirelessly to map the sometimes inaudible, language of elephants, in an effort to put to together the world's first elephant dictionary.
A native of China, Grace Ge Gabriel is a driving force behind the International Fund for Animal Welfare China (IFAW) and has worked tirelessly to alleviate human-elephant conflicts and raise conservation awareness in the country that stands at the heart of the “blood ivory” illicit trade.
An important conversation you won’t want to miss “Blood Ivory and the Fate of the World’s Elephants” on The Halli Casser-Jayne Show, Wednesday, July 23, 3 pm ET. Tune in live online at Halli Casser-Jayne dot com.
Sunday, July 20, 8 pm ET The Best of The Halli Casser-Jayne Show brings you Celebrity Chef and author of a delicious, joyride of a memoir No Experience Necessary: The Culinary Odyssey of Chef Norman Van Aken. Norman Van Aken is known as the founding father of New World Cuisine, a celebration of Latin, Caribbean, Asian, African, and American flavors. He is also known internationally for introducing the concept of “Fusion” to the culinary world. The only Floridian inducted into the prestigious James Beard list of “Who’s Who in American Food and Beverage,” his restaurant, Norman’s, was nominated as a finalist for the James Beard Foundation’s “Best Restaurant in America.” He has also been a James Beard Foundation semi-finalist for “Best Chef in America.” Van Aken has published five cookbooks: Feast of Sunlight, The Exotic Fruit Book, Norman’s New World Cuisine, New World Kitchen, and My Key West Kitchen. No Experience Necessary spans twenty-plus years of the culinary renegade and pioneering restaurateur’s career, offering a uniquely personal, highly-entertaining under-the-tablecloth view of the high stakes world of American cuisine, told with wit, insight, and great affection by a natural storyteller. With an abundance of marquee names, incuding Emerill Lagasse, Tennessee Williams, Jimmy Buffet and Julia Child, Van Aken's memoir is as byzantine as a Russian novel but lots more fun.
Wednesday, July 16, 3 pm ET, The Halli Casser-Jayne Show is pleased to welcome to The Halli Casser-Jayne Show the author named Grand Master by the Mystery Writers of America and the rare winner of two Edgar Awards, American treasure James Lee Burke, and New York Times and international bestseller thriller writer Andrew Gross.
James Lee Burke is the author of thirty-four novel and two collections of short stories, including New York Times bestsellers Light of the World and The Tin Roof Blowdown. Three of his novels have been made into motion pictures. His latest book, Wayfaring Stranger is James Lee Burke at his best, the story of a young boy’s chance encounter with Bonnie and Clyde that would shape his family’s fate for decades to come – a sprawling thriller that crosses continents and decades of American history.
Andrew Gross is the author of the New York Times and international bestsellers No Way Back, 15 Seconds, Eyes Wide Open, and many more. He is also coauthor of five number one bestsellers with James Patterson, including Judge & Jury and Lifeguard. His latest blockbuster is Everything to Lose, the story of a determined mother who becomes entangled in a murderous conspiracy to keep a twenty-year-old secret buried. A blistering thriller, Everything to Lose is a book only the talented Andrew Gross could write.
A conversation with two of the great mystery writers of our day, the incomparable James Lee Burke and the gifted Andrew Gross on The Halli Casser-Jayne Show, Wednesday, July 16, 3 pm ET. Tune in live online at Halli Casser-Jayne dot com.