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  • 00:28

    From News Article to Best Selling Memoir with Aspen Matis & Crystal-Lee Quibell

    in Writing

    Crystal-Lee Quibell will interview author, Aspen Matis on how writing about her most traumatic experience for the New York Times Modern Love column led to a book deal and her best selling memoir – Girl In The Woods.

    Aspen Matis is the best-selling author of the memoir - Girl In The Woods. After being raped on her second night at college, Aspen Matis dropped out. Trekking into the desert, Aspen left her sheltered suburban life behind, searching for a way to heal. Inspired by the beauty and turmoil enveloping her on the trail, the author wrote poems, personal accounts, and dispatches from her tent. After moving to New York City, she published a popular account of her experiences in The New York Times’ Modern Love column to outstanding praise, which led to this memoir. She now lives in Greenwich Village, where she's finishing her degree at The New School and working on her next novel. You can find her on her website at www.aspen-matis.com

    Crystal-Lee Quibell is an aspiring writer and book coach with a particular love for memoir. She is a champion for the written word and an obsessive book collector with a serious case of wanderlust. A self-described mermaid and witchy woman for life. Follow her travels and book publishing journey by visiting Crystal-Lee at www.crystalleequibell.com

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  • 00:43

    A Spiritual Memoir with Energy Healer Jasmina Agrillo Scherr

    in Spirituality

    Jasmina Agrillo Scherr knows about resilience. Her life has never been easy. As a child, she felt different from the get-go because she sensed and saw what others couldn't. Her mother - manic, depressed and irrational, wanted to take her to "head doctors." Jasmina suffered through illness while living with a mother who was "a walking time bomb." Her situation only got worse for her in adulthood; among other things she had a brain tumor that almost killed her and a heartbreaking divorce.

    Jasmina knows about resilience, but she also knows the joy of buoyancy and a life filled with spiritual blessings; a loving son and an adoring husband. She knows the beauty of connecting to the world beyond this reality, serving others, and being guided toward the light whenever at a crossroads.

    Jasmina Agrillo Scherr has walked the path and then held her hand out to others. Spiritual pilgrim, yogi mystic, meditation coach, brain recovery counselor, and spiritual healer, she has spent more than 25 years inspiring people the world over, teaching them how to access and use the power of their heart to impact consciousness, health, performance, creativity and relationships.

    Her new book, Mirror of My Soul, Sanctum of My Heart, is a spiritual memoir and inspiring treatise on how heart-resonance, intuition and resilience can get you past the tough times and into the thrive times.

    Today Jasmina is here to share her story and to provide the wisdom and inspiration to be in our hearts looking for our inner truth.

    To learn more about Jasmina Agrillo Scherr, please visit http://www.jasminaagrilloscherr.com

  • 01:15

    My Life After Death: A Memoir from Heaven

    in Spirituality

    What is it like to Die?

    How do spirits communicate with the living?

    Is there a heaven?

    What is it like?

    In this raw and compassionate memoir written from the other side, we finally ahve the answers. My Life After Death begins on the fateful day when 21 year old Erik Medhus took his own life. What follows is Erik's moment-by-moment account of his death, transition and the new life he discovers in the afterlife - told for the very first time in his own words as channeled by renowned medium Jamie Butler and transcribed by Erik's mother Dr. Elisa Medhus.



  • 01:06

    Dr. Elisa Medhus on My Life After Death: A Memoir from Heaven

    in Spirituality

    Is there life after death? Is there proof of the soul?

    Elisa Medhus, a physician and mother of five, received the news any mother could receive. Her 20-year-old son, Erik, committed suicide by taking a .45 caliber handgun and shooting himself in the head in their home. Erik was bipolar.

    As a woman of science and skeptical about the soul's survival after death, she began to question her beliefs when inexplicable events began to happen shortly after Erik's death. Erik began to communicate with family, friends and blog members.  After devouring various books on quantum physics explaining the science behind spirituality, her beliefs began to shift. She became a believer. Now, she channels Erik through renowned medium Jamie Butler, asking him questions about death, the afterlife and so much more. 

    As her blog members join her in this journey toward spiritual understanding, Erik continues to offer not only his insight as an insider on the other side, but also adds some comic relief with his mischievous pranks. She shares her journey in her first book, My Son and the Afterlife: Conversations from the Other Side. Now, Erik has authored his own book, My Life After Death: A Memoir from Heaven. (see Orb photographs attached below taken by Dr. Medhus' daughter.)

    In addition to her two books about Erik, Dr. Medhus is also the author of three award-winning parenting books, Raising Children Who Think for Themselves, Hearing is Believing, and Raising Everyday Heroes.  

    Website: www.channelingerik.com

  • 00:46

    The Year After – A Rape Memoir

    in Politics Progressive

    With unflinching honesty and unsinkable spirit, The Year After offers a rare and intimate portrait of trauma. Inspired by original journal entries, the daily challenges of recovery from rape at the restless age of 24 are artfully interwoven with reflections from early childhood and twenty years beyond in the search for understanding so familiar to those who have wrestled with life-changing upheaval. Now a psychoanalyst, Warner subtly brings a forward-looking perspective to the narrative while remaining true to the arduous journey through emotional volatility, interpersonal conflict, and the tasks of criminal prosecution after the rapist is identified in a lineup. The result is an empowering memoir about the courage to heal and the promise of peace.

    The Year After received the 2014 Reviewers Choice Award for Best Memoir, and was a finalist in the 2014 International Book Awards’ Best Non-Fiction Narrative category.

    Kirkus Reviews calls it “An honest, moving and inspirational memoir of recovery.”

    For more on Ashley Warner, please see:



  • 00:35

    Special Episode: Excerpt from Fayola Delica's Memoir, "The Authentic Me..."

    in Lifestyle

    This is a special episode with Fayola Delica, the Host of Finding Your Hidden Treasure BlogTalkRadio Show. She is going to talk about her upcoming memoir, "The Authentic Me...".

    Fayola Delica is a native from South FL. She is an Author, Speaker, Life & Business Coach & Radio Host. Ms. Delica has written two e-books that you can find on her website @ www.fayoladelica.com. She is the Founder of Fayola Delica, LLC., a professional motivational speaking & life coaching services company. She assists individuals in setting goals & strategizing a plan to reach them.

    She is also the Founder of The 360 Evolution Academy, a holistic etiquette school. The 360 Evolution Academy provides 4 different 8-wk long seminars for youth (boys & girls) between the ages of 11-17 yrs old, recent college graduates to prepare for the workforce, & for singles in preparing for “healthy” dating relationships. She believes in pouring into the lives of others, especially the youth because so many people have poured into her.

    Her professional trainings are as a Health Educator & Registered Nurse (BSN). She obtained her B.S. in Health Science Education (BSHSE) with a minor in Community Health from the University of Florida (UF) in 2003, and graduated with honors, cum laude in three years. Then, she attended the University of Miami (UM) in Coral Gables, FL where she obtained a second post-baccalaureate degree of a B.S. in Nursing (BSN RN) in 2005. In addition, she has taken a number of graduate level courses in pastoral counseling & theological studies.

    She is on a mission to share her story of facing much adversity but with faith in God overcame them.

    Link: www.fayoladelica.com

  • 01:25

    Episode 11: Kenny Porpora, author of the memoir The Autumn Balloon

    in Writing

    In this week's episode, I talk to author and journalist Kenny Porpora about his debut memoir The Autumn Balloon. 

    The show also features:

    An interview with Emily Griffin, Kenny's editor at Grand Central Publishing
    Writers on Writing Radio Show 
    My New School MFA classmate Erin Harris
    Writer's Psych with Dr. Ike

    Listen on demand or download on iTunes.


    Kenny Porpora’s work can be found in The New York Times, New York Daily News, Newsday, and The Huffington Post, and is an associate editor and part-owner of Man About World magazine. He graduated magna cum laude from Hofstra University, where he studied philosophy and holds an M.S. from Columbia in investigative journalism. He wrote his master’s thesis on professional wrestling. He’s reported on some of the biggest national news stories of the last decade, including the New York Yankees’ World Series win, the 2008 presidential primaries, the John Gotti, Jr. trial, and the ‘Miracle on the Hudson’ plane crash.
    The Autumn Balloon is his first book. He lives in Los Angeles.

  • 01:00

    The Healing Benefits of Writing and Publishing a Memoir

    in Motivation

    A memoir begins with the need to tell a story. The story often contains a momentous life situation which the author needs to excavate and examine in order to discover how the event shaped his or her values and opinions. Telling the story in a way that readers can see themselves can create a healing experience for both the writer and the reader. In my case, I decided to break my silence about my husband's death in the Vietnam War.

    Ruth W. Crocker, Ph.D is an author, writing consultant and expert on recovery from trauma and personal tragedy. Her book, Those Who Remain: Remembrance and Reunion After War describes her experience following her husband’s death in Vietnam and how she found resources for healing. An excerpt has been nominated for a Pushcart Prize. 

    Ruth's contact info:



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  • 00:43

    Inside The New York Times Book Review: David Hare’s Memoir

    in Books

    This week, David Hare discusses “The Blue Touch Paper”; Alexandra Alter has news from the publishing world; Sarah Vowell talks about “Lafayette in the Somewhat United States”; and Gregory Cowles has best-seller news. Pamela Paul is the host.

  • 01:02

    Michele Rolle Memoir, Invisible Warrior on The Authentic Woman w/ Shannon Fisher

    in Women

    The Authentic Woman host, Shannon Fisher, welcomes author, Michele J. Rolle, as her guest this week.  Michele has recently re-released her memoir, Invisible Warrior, an inspiring narrative that lays bare the struggles of her youth in the New York City projects and follows her into a triumphant adulthood. Michele is a Chief Mammography Technologist at a prominent Obstetrics and Gynecology practice, which she has represented in television, radio and print interviews. She has been compassionately educating women about breast health for more than 25 years.

    The Authentic Woman is a weekly radio show, hosted by women's rights leader Shannon Fisher, offering perspectives on the female experience in America. The show delves deeply into the worlds of writers, artists, celebrities and community leaders, discovering their passions and inspirations.  Shannon Fisher on the web: Facebook - Twitter -  Links to Previous Episodes of The Authentic Woman.  

    This podcast is copyrighted and solely owned by the Authors on the Air Global Radio Network LLC.

  • 01:08

    The Conversation: the Group "Memoir"

    in Self Help

    Welcome to the award winning show “the Conversation” in its 4th year airing on Blog Talk Radio. This show features the brightest and most unique guests we can find. We offer a dose of positive energy to inspire, motivate and educate you our listeners. Welcome sit back and enjoy the show!

    Hosts: Klarque Garrison and Michele Gilliam-Morrissey

    This week:

    Yolanda Grace- Returning to the show Yolanda Grace delves into a serious side explaining her addiction to alcohol and how she conquered it. Tune in and see what this model, singer and actress is up to next!

    Keith Scott- Introducing the owner of TALLspeaking! Public speaking made easy. Keith teaching people Nationwide to overcome the fear of speaking…. Find out HOW?!!!

    Memoir- Sit back and relax to the sounds of Memoir and alternative Soul band based out of Los Angeles…. (Dena, Zed & Remington)

    All this and more…