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  • 00:29

    Author Heather Voight Joins Kori on the Back Porch

    in History

    “[Passionate Crusaders] shows that the efforts of an honorable and courageous few can create small steps to change history. This detailed, well-told, and inspiring story will be of value to students of the Holocaust, American history, and human rights.” –From the Foreword by Dr. Leon Stein, Professor Emeritus of History and Education Director Emeritus, Illinois Holocaust Museum and Education Center.

    Passionate Crusaders tells the gripping story of a few righteous Americans who sought to do what many thought impossible in 1944—save Jews who had not yet been murdered in the Holocaust.

    By January 1944, Treasury Department officials Henry Morgenthau, John Pehle, and Josiah DuBois had already convinced President Franklin Roosevelt to create the War Refugee Board, an agency with the authority to provide rescue and relief for Jews and other groups persecuted by the Nazis.

  • 00:26

    Author Lorraine Pestell Joins Kori on the Back Porch

    in Writing

    Lorraine Pestell was born in London and has lived and worked as an IT professional all over the world, including the UK, several European capitals, the USA and Singapore, before moving to Melbourne, Australia, for the turn of the millennium.  Having suffered from chronic clinical depression since childhood, and later diagnosed with Post-Traumatic Stress Disorder after a violent marriage and other challenging events, she turned to creative writing as therapy and to escape from the world.


    A passionate advocate for mental health awareness and rational suicide, Lorraine has two main goals for her writing:  first, to inspire fellow sufferers to rise above their symptoms and make a success of their lives; and second, to encourage non-sufferers to tolerate, support and even love those afflicted with mental illness in their quest to live a "normal" life.


    The six-part contemporary fiction serial, "A Life Singular", is truly Lorraine's life's work, starting out as an adolescent romance in her early teens.  It has since become six long books exploring the human mind and social justice, wrapped in the universal theme of love and our endless fascination for celebrity.  Parts One to Four are available now, with Part Five due for release in March 2016.

  • Historical Fiction Author Patricia Kullberg Joins Kori on the Back Porch

    in Writing

    A family physician, Patricia Kullberg, MD, MPH, devoted her career to serving persons living with physical, mental and addiction disorders at a clinic for the homeless. She has written many award-winning articles about health and medicine, but Girl in the River is her first novel. Kullberg and her husband live in Portland, Oregon, where she facilitates writing workshops for marginalized women and tends a large garden.

    Book blurb:

    On the eve of World War II, Portland, Oregon, battles corruption as the city falls into the hands of gangsters. Newly orphaned, Mae Rose wanders the rain-stained streets alone, on the lam from a knife-wielding pimp and mustering her own worst impulses to survive. As Mae rises to power in Portland’s gritty sex industry, she’s pursued by a district attorney who seeks to snare her for more personal reasons.  In the city’s smoky nightspots, the glamorous Dr. Ruth Barnett turns heads, but by day she operates a wildly successful abortion service. At war’s end, both Mae and Ruth are caught in the crosshairs of Portland’s anti-vice crusade. The women’s survival, as well as any chance at lasting love, depends on their allegiance to each other and their abilities to outsmart the cops and politicians who no longer protect them.


  • 00:31

    Action Thriller Author A.D. Starrling Joins Kori on the Back Porch

    in Books

    A.D. Starrling is the author of the award-winning action thriller series Seventeen.

    Born on the small island nation of Mauritius in the Indian Ocean, A.D. came to the UK at the age of twenty to study medicine. After five years of hard graft earning her MD and another five years working all of God’s hours as a Pediatrician, she decided it was time for a change and returned to her first love, writing.

    Her thriller series Seventeen combines action, adventure, science, and a dose of the paranormal to make each book an explosive, adrenaline-fueled read.

    Her debut novel Soul Meaning (Seventeen Series Book #1) has won and been nominated for several awards, as has the second book in the series. She currently lives in Warwickshire in the West Midlands, where she is busy writing the next installments in the series. She still practises medicine. AD Starrling is her pen name.

  • 00:31

    Mystery Author, Max E. Stone Joins Kori on the Back Porch

    in Writing

    Max doesn't remember ever not creating a story, pen or no pen. A writer and lover of books since the age of nine, Max first set pen to page as a hobby, constructing stories that were anything but fit for children. Entertaining classmates while simultaneously concerning surrounding adults with blood-ridden tales of gory mysteries and heavy suspense that "just came to mind", Max, with the help of family and the encouraging words of an inspiring fifth grade teacher, continued to develop this gift. 

    Little was it known at the time, but said gift would become a lifeline. 

    From horrific trauma  in Max's teen years, writing played an instrumental part in the difficult recovery and the  Warrens, Bennetts, and Johnsons, three interconnected families all with issues, mysteries, and secrets that threaten their livelihood and lives,were born. 

    Though relatively new to the publishing game, Max reads everything and everyone and relishes the journey, learning something new each day. 

    See the "One Minute There" Trailer here: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Ubpy6-6YHP0

    Website: www.maxestone.com

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  • 00:31

    Debut Fantasy Author, Geoffrey Storm Joins Kori on the Back Porch

    in Writing

    Geoffrey Storm was born and raised in Michigan, in an old, suburban neighborhood he calls "his Shire." There are no sidewalks, and no traffic, just endless lawns, ponds, and trees. It's almost another world entirely. And to him, it is. Inspired by the fantastic worlds seen in Star Wars, Zelda, and Kingdom Hearts, Geoffrey created one of his own in his backyard. An escape from reality. A world he now wishes to share with you.

    Geoffrey is a graduate of Michigan State University's English program, with focusses in Creative Writing, Sociology, and Linguistics. Growing up, he never thought he'd be a writer. Maybe an actor, an artist, or even an architect. But now he's put all those dreams, all his knowledge, and all his heart into one idea. One world. One story. Progeny of Gods: Vertuém Destiny

  • 00:31

    Author Samantha Gillespie Joins Kori on the Back Porch

    in Books

    Samantha Gillespie is a creative, helpless romantic who was born in Mexico, where she grew up with her family until they returned to the States at age eleven. An avid reader from a young age, Samantha finally gave into her passion for writing, making her debut with The Kingdom Within.

    THE KINGDOM WITHIN is a Young Adult fiction work by Samantha Gillespie. The book depicts the story of Meredith, a young princess who is destined into a marriage with a prince she’s never met, in order to save her Kingdom from imminent conquest. And while initially willing to do what is needed, everything changes when she is thrust into a fight for her life and love meets her from an unexpected front, causing her to question all she had prepared for, her purpose and actions.


  • 00:29

    College Money Pro, Dan Evertsz joins Kori on the Back Porch

    in School

    If you're saving for your kids' college, then this is the show for you! Expert Dan Evertsz is in the studio to answer all of your questions. 

    Dan is the Founder of College Money Pros (http://collegemoneypros.com)  and former CEO of Bay College Planning, in the San Francisco Bay Area.  He is the author of “Insider Secrets to Pay For College”.  He has taught this course for many organizations across the country.  Dan is considered one of the premier experts in the admissions, financial aid and college funding arena.  Dan, with the assistance of his wife Deborah, leads college funding Workshops and Seminars. These are carefully designed to create a true understanding of the college funding process.  Check out their YouTube channel: College Money Pros.   

    Here's a bit about College Money Pros:

    "We offer a comprehensive approach to college planning and student counseling. Our staff members are highly experienced and ready to advise in all areas of college life and college financing. Avoid the many obstacles that often hinder those new to the process involved with completing a college education.

    We also take the financial needs and priorities of parents into consideration. You need to protect your retirement savings, home and nest egg."

  • 00:30

    Author Oscar Reynard Joins Kori on the Back Porch

    in Books

    From the cut-throat capitalism of the 1980’s, through to the modern-day, A Clean Pair of Hands reveals how the corporate practices of the late 20th century are now being exposed and condemned.  Before becoming one of the directors of the family’s business consultancy firm, Oscar Reynard enjoyed a successful career working in senior management roles for a high profile industrial manufacturing  corporation in the United States. Reynard has been widely published in various trade magazines, co-authored a business training manual and written as a critic for business titles. He divides his time between Surrey and the south-west of France. 

    From the cut-throat capitalism of the 1980’s through modern-day, A Clean Pair of Hands reveals how the corporate practices of the late 20th century are now being exposed and condemned through the eyes of a French businessman who succumbs to the seductive and unbridled excesses enjoyed by the country’s ruling elite and slowly becomes trapped by rampant corruption and moral decay that will threaten his family and his own survival. 




  • 00:31

    Author Nancy L. Jarvis joins Kori on the Back Porch

    in Books

    Nancy Lynn Jarvis was a Santa Cruz, California, Realtor for twenty-five years but was having so much fun writing that she let her license lapse in May of 2013.

    After earning a BA in behavioral science from San Jose State University, she worked in the advertising department of the San Jose Mercury News. A move to Santa Cruz meant a new job as a librarian and later a stint as the business manager of Shakespeare/Santa Cruz. Nancy's work history reflects her philosophy: people should try something radically different every few years. Writing is her newest adventure.

    She put Regan, Tom , and Dave from the Regan McHenry Real Estate Mysteries Series on hiatus to write Mags and the AARP Gang, a comedy/adventure about a group of octogenarian would-be bank robbers, but she missed her characters, so they're back to solve another murder in recently released "The Murder House."

    Show Time: 9:30 a.m. CDT/ 10:30 a.m. EDT/ 7:30 a.m. PDT/ 8:30 a.m. MDT

  • 00:31

    Romance Writer Jenn Thor Joins Kori on the Back Porch

    in Writing

    Jenn Thor is a wife and mother of two teenagers. While her family keeps her busy and vastly entertained, she has the remarkable opportunity to spend her days working toward becoming a published romance author. Jenn is a member of Romance Writers of America and Romance Authors of the Heartland based in Omaha, Nebraska. She spends her Monday nights with her critique group.


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