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    A Book and a Chat with Halli Lilburn

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    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.

  • 00:38


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    Award-winning novelist, short-story writer, poet and screenwriter Susan Minot joins Halli at her table Wednesday, September 16, 3 pm ET on The Halli Casser-Jayne Show.
    Susan Minot’s first novel MONKEYS was published in a dozen countries and won the Prix Femina Etranger in France. Her novel, EVENING, was a worldwide bestseller and became a major motion picture. She teaches at New York University and Stony Brook.

    Set against the haunting canvas of war-torn Africa, in her latest book, THIRTY GIRLS - her first work of fiction in ten years - Minot interweaves the stories of two young women, a precocious Ugandan teenager abducted by Joseph Kony’s Lord’s Resistance Army and Jane an idealistic, emotionally wounded American writer, each fighting for salvation in the face of ruinous brutality and loss.

    Emotional nuance, formal daring, stunning evocations of Africa’s splendor and its struggles and more when bestselling author Susan Minot visits The Halli Casser-Jayne Show, Wednesday, September 16, 3 pm ET. For more information visit Halli Casser-Jayne dot com.

  • 00:36


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    One of America’s most beloved writers, Ann Hood, joins Halli at her table, Wednesday, September 2, 3 pm ET on The Halli Casser-Jayne Show.

    Ann Hood is the author of six works of fiction, including the bestseller THE KNITTING CIRCLE and most recently THE OBITUARY WRITER, as well as a memoir, COMFORT: A JOURNEY THROUGH GRIEF, chronicling the death of her five-year-old daughter Grace and her subsequent search for healing. She is also the editor of KNITTING YARNS: WRITERS ON KNITTING. The winner of two Pushcart prizes as well as Best American Food Writing, Best American Travel Writing, and Best American Spiritual Writing Awards, her essays and short stories have appeared in many journals, magazines, and anthologies, including The Paris Review, Ploughshares, and Tin House. She is a faculty member in the MFA in Creative Writing program at The New School in New York City and also teaches at NYU. Her latest best-seller tells the stirring multigenerational story of an Italian-American family. In THE ITALIAN WIFE, Ann Hood brings us a delicious family saga, at its heart the life of the extraordinary Josephine Rimaldi—her joys, sorrows, and passions, a story that spans more than seven decades and as many generations, a sweeping and evocative portrait of a family bound by love and heartbreak.

    What better time to sit down and read  a fantastic family saga than the end of summer? Wednesday, September 2, 3 pm ET learn all about Ann Hood’s latest book THE ITALIAN WIFE on The Halli Casser-Jayne Show. For more information visit Halli Casser-Jayne dot com.

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    In an unusual 90 minutes The Halli Casser–Jayne Show explores the controversial topic of Life after Death when joining Halli at her table are Dr. Eben Alexander, Dr. Elisa Medhus, Jamie Butler and the late Erik Medhus.

    Dr. Eben Alexander is a renowned academic neurosurgeon who practiced fifteen years at the Brigham & Women’s and the Children’s Hospitals and Harvard Medical School in Boston who thought he knew how the brain and mind worked. And then Dr. Alexander’s own brain was attacked by a rare illness and had a transcendental Near-Death Experience. He told his story in the controversial New York Times bestseller PROOF OF HEAVEN, A NEUROSURGEON’S JOURNEY INTO THE AFTERLIFE.

    Elisa Medhus, MD is a physician and a mother of five who has practiced internal medicine for over thirty years. After the death of her twenty-year-old son Erik by suicide, Dr. Medhus began journaling her grief in her blog ChannelingErik.com. A strong believer in science, she formerly viewed spiritual matters with skepticism. And then her late son Erik began to communicate with family, friends, and blog members, her entire paradigm shifted. She wrote the story in the wildly successful MY SON AND AFTERLIFE. Now she has written her introduction to her late son’s new book, MY LIFE AFTER DEATH, A MEMOIR FROM HEAVEN. 

    Along with seeing energy, Jamie Butler sees spirits making her a clairvoyant and hearing them as a clairaudient. In the new book MY LIFE AFTER DEATH, A MEMOIR FROM HEAVEN by Erik Medhus with his mother Dr. Elisa Medhus, the reknowned medium channeled the words of the late Erik Medhus. She will channel him on The Halli Casser Jayne Show. For more information visit Halli CasserJayne dot com.

  • 00:57


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    Is age just a number? Are we all doomed to become hunched over seniors who take 3-inch steps and eat dinner at 4 p.m.? Doctors Mehmet Oz and Michael Roizen challenge this fatalistic assumption in their bestselling book YOU: STAYING YOUNG: THE OWNER’S MANUAL FOR LOOKING GOOD AND FEELING GREAT. Dr. Roizen joins Halli at her table, Wednesday, August 19, 3 pm ET to challenge the fatalistic assumption.

    Michael Roizen, M.D., is a #1 New York Times bestselling author and cofounder and originator of the popular RealAge.com website. He is chief wellness officer and chair of the Wellness Institute of the Cleveland Clinic and chief medical consultant to The Dr. Oz Show.

    Dispelling the myths of aging with NY Times bestselling author of YOU: STAYING YOUNG: THE OWNER’S MANUAL FOR LOOKING GOOD AND FEELING GREAT Dr. Michael  Roizen, Wednesday, August 19, 3 pm ET on The Halli Casser-Jayne Show. If you’re getting older, can you get better? For more information visit Halli Casser-Jayne dot com. 

  • 00:55


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    Lee Rocker made his mark singing, playing, standing on, spinning and rocking his giant upright bass in the legendary music group The Stray Cats. ‘The Bass King’ will join Halli at her table on The Halli Casser-Jayne Show, Wednesday, August 12, 3 pm ET for an interview you won’t soon forget.

    Grammy-nominated, The Stray Cats have sold nearly 10 million albums and garnered an astounding 23 gold and platinum certified records worldwide. Founded by Rocker, Brian Setzer, and Slim Jim Phantom, The Stray Cats remain a radio staple, were music video pioneers at the infancy of MTV, and repeatedly brought rockabilly music to the top of the charts.

    Not one to rest on his laurels, Rocker continues to astonish audiences touring, talking (Rumble & Twang Radio Show with Lee Rocker), sharing his animated videos and releasing new music his “Night Train to Memphis" disc featuring classics from the early days of rock-- classic rockabilly done like only Lee Rocker can. He has appeared on in the Broadway hit musical "Million Dollar Quartet."

    A conversation with legendary bassist, Lee Rocker, Wednesday, August 12, 3 pm ET on The Halli Casser-Jayne Show podcast. For more information visit Halli Casser-Jayne dot com.

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    The authors of two provocative books Peter Schwartz, IN DEFENSE OF SELFISHNESS, WHY THE CODE OF SELF-SACRIFICE IS UNJUST AND DESTRUCTIVE and Dr. Craig Malkin, RETHINKING NARCISSISM, THE BAD AND SURPRISING GOOD ABOUT FEELING SPECIAL join Halli at her table on The Halli Casser-Jayne Show, Wednesday, August 5, 3 pm ET.

    Peter Schwartz is a retired Chairman of the Board of Directors, and currently a Distinguished Fellow of the Ayn Rand Institute. He is the founding editor and publisher of The Intellectual Activist. In his challenging new book IN DEFENSE OF SELFISHNESS, WHY THE CODE OF SELF-SACRIFICE IS UNJUST AND DESTRUCTIVE, Schwartz explores the question: What if altruism is in fact, at the heart of the social conflicts that plague us today?

    Is there a “narcissism epidemic?”  In his eye-opening new book RETHINKING NARCISSISM, THE BAD AND SURPRISING GOOD ABOUT FEELING SPECIAL, Dr. Craig Malkin—author, clinical psychologist, and Instructor of Psychology for Harvard Medical School —offers a radically new model for understanding what he asserts is an often misused term. Narcissism, argues Dr. Malkin, is essentially a spectrum of self-importance— and everyone falls somewhere on the scale between utter selflessness and total arrogance. Currently, Dr. Malkin can be seen on Oprah Winfrey’s OWN network, which is running a series on RETHINKING NARCISSISM.

    For the “Me Generation” and “The Millennials” who have been branded “the most narcissistic generation ever,” and those interested in the Libertarian creed authors Peter Schwartz and Dr. Craig Malkin tackle the good and bad of narcissism and selfishness, Wednesday, August 5, 3 pm ET on The Halli Casser-Jayne Show. For more information visit Halli Casser-Jayne dot com. 

  • 00:57


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    Two-time Peabody Award-winning, three time DuPont Award winner and seven-time Emmy winner, filmmaker Ric Burns and the youngest female principal dancer currently on The American Ballet Theatre’s roster, 28 year old Isabella Boylston join Halli at her table on The Halli Casser-Jayne Show, Wednesday, July 22, 3 pm ET to talk about the 75th anniversary of The American Ballet Theatre and Burns’ new film The American Ballet Theatre: A History.

    Best known for his series, New York: A Documentary Film, which premiered nationally on PBS, Ric Burns has been writing, directing and producing historical documentaries for over 20 years, since his collaboration on the celebrated PBS series The Civil War, which he produced with his brother Ken and co-wrote with Geoffrey C. Ward. Since founding Steeplechase Films in 1989, he has directed some of the most distinguished programs in the award-winning public television series, American Experience, including Coney Island, The Donner Party, The Way West, and Ansel Adam.

    Isabella Boylston was born in Sun Valley, Idaho and started taking dance classes at the age of 3. She studied ballet at the Academy of Colorado Ballet and at Harid Conservatory. When she was 14, she won the gold medal at the Youth American Grand Prix competition. At the age of 17, she was spotted by the director of the prestigious ABT studio company and invited to come to New York City and begin a career at American Ballet Theatre. She was promoted to soloist in 2011 and principal dancer in 2014. She is the recipient of the Clive Barnes Award, the Princess Grace Award, and the Annenberg Fellowship. She has appeared as a guest star with companies around the world including the National Ballet of China.

    A look at The American Ballet Theatre: A History through the lens of award-winning filmmaker Ric Burns and prima ballerina Isabella Boylston Wednesday, July 22, 3 pm ET on The Halli Casser-Jayne Show.

  • 00:57


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    One of the leading voices of Iranian women’s rights, Dr. Nina Ansary joins Halli at her table Wednesday, June 24, 3 pm ET on The Halli Casser-Jayne Show to talk about her new book JEWELS OF ALLAH, THE REAL STORY OF WOMEN IN IRAN, a powerful tale of women’s liberation, which illuminates the stereotypical assumptions of the women behind the veil.

    Born in Tehran, Iran, Nina Ansary left her country of birth at the onset of the 1979 Islamic Revolution and has not returned since. At the time of the revolution her father was serving as the Iranian Ambassador to the United States. Growing up in New York City, Dr. Ansary received her B.A. in Sociology from Barnard College, an M.A. in Middle Eastern Studies from Columbia University and a PhD in History from Columbia University. After relocating to Los Angeles, she began to pursue her passion for humanitarian causes. She is an avid philanthropist, serving on the Middle East Institute Advisory Board at Columbia University, on Columbia University’s Global Leadership Council, the Board of Trustees of the IAWF (Iranian American Women’s Foundation. She is a regular contributor to The Daily Beast and The Huffington Post and her work has appeared in various publications including the New York Times. 

    Author Dr. Nina Ansary tells the untold, true story of women in Iran and introduces her latest book JEWELS OF ALLAH on The Halli Casser-Jayne Show, Wednesday, June 24, 3 pm ET. For more information visit Halli Casser-Jayne dot com.

  • 01:27


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    He composed songs such as “Witchcraft” and “The Best Is Yet To Come” and wrote the musicals Sweet Charity, On the Twentieth Century, Barnum, City of Angels, and The Will Rogers Follies. His name: Cy Coleman, the subject of a remarkable new bio YOU FASCINATE ME SO by journalist and author Andy Propst. Propst will be joining Halli at her table on The Halli Casser-Jayne Show, Wednesday, June 17, 3 pm ET, along with Michele Lee, Lucie Arnaz and Mrs. Cy Coleman for a show-stopping conversation.

    Andy Propst, the author of YOU FASCINATE ME SO, THE LIFE AND TIMES OF CY COLEMAN is a journalist whose career has encompassed work with NY Shakespeare Festival founder, Joseph Papp and Tony Award-winning director George C. Wolfe, as well as five years on-air at XM Satellite Radio’s XM 28 On Broadway channel. 

    Award-winning actress and performer Lucie Arnaz is the daughter of  Lucille Ball and Desi Arnaz,  Ball starred in Cy Coleman’s WILDCAT. Lucie Arnaz has acted in  television and film, including in THE JAZZ SINGER for which she was nominated for the Golden Globe. She made her mark on Broadway in beginning with the musical THEY’RE PLAYING OUR SONG. She headlined the first national tour of Cy Coleman’s mega-hit musical SEESAW.

    Emmy Award Nominee and a two-time Tony nominee Michele Lee starred in the original production of the Coleman/ Dorothy Fields musical SEESAW, She made her Broadway debut in HOW TO SUCCEED IN BUSINESS WITHOUT REALLY TRYING ande starred as  Karen Fairgate on  the nighttime soap opera KNOTT’S LANDING. 

    Michele Lee, Lucie Arnaz, Andy Propst, Shelby Coleman on The Halli Casser-Jayne Show when we look at the life, times and music of composer Cy Coleman on The Halli Casser-Jayne Show, Wednesday, June 17, 2015, 3 pm ET. For more information visit Halli Casser-Jayne dot com.

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    Wednesday, June 10, 3 pm ET, New York Times bestselling author Nelson DeMille joins Halli at her table on The Halli Casser-Jayne Show to talk about his latest John Corey thriller RADIANT ANGEL.

    The former U.S. Army lieutenant who served in Vietnam is the author of eighteen acclaimed novels, including the #1 New York Times bestsellers Night Fall, PlumIsland, The Gate House, The Lion, and The Panther. His other New York Times bestsellers include The Charm School, Word of Honor, The Gold Coast, Spencerville, The Lion’s Game, Up Country, Wild Fire, and The General’s Daughter, the last of which was a major motion picture starring John Travolta. Gripping, fun, acerbic, and timely, Nelson DeMille’s stories are always deceptively astute and DeMille does it once again with, RADIANT ANGEL, in which he takes us into the heart of a new Cold War with a clock-ticking plot that has Manhattan in its crosshairs and the all-too-real threat of a newly-resurgentRussia.

    Thriller writer Nelson DeMille talks books, politics, Russia, a new cold war, men, women, sex and his just released new book RADIANT ANGEL on The Halli Casser-Jayne Show, Wednesday, June 10, 3 pm ET. For more information visit Halli Casser-Jayne dot com.