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We talk with R. Jeffreys about writing, publishing and marketing books. "Jeff" is a published poet, writer, playwright, featured blogger, editorial consultant, writing coach, and radio show host of the popular “The Write Step with R Jeffreys”. Jeff’s “WriteStep” blog is featured by Networkedblogs.com as a top ten blog for writing advice.
My marvelous guest is Melissa Studdard. Ms Studdard is the author of the bestselling novel "Six Weeks to Yehidah" (winner of The Forward National Literature Award) and the companion journal "My Yehidah."
She is a book reviewer at-large for The National Poetry Review, an editorial advisor for Lapis Lazuli Journal, and contributing editor for Tiferet Journal.
Her writing has appeared or is forthcoming in Chelsea, Boulevard,Gradiva, The American Book Review, Literal latte, Poets and Writers, Connecticut Review, Dash, The Smoking Poet, etc.
Melissa holds an MFA from Sarah Lawrence College.
Tonight's marvelous guest is celebrated author, director, actor, filmmaker and multi-published short story writer, Taylor Grant. We will be having a lively and informative talk about writing and filmmaking.
A former military journalist, Taylor Grant began his creative writing career in the field of children’s entertainment, writing for animated and live action series such as Tim Burton’s Beetlejuice, Stan Lee’s The Accuser and Saban’s Power Rangers.
Later, Taylor segued into writing music videos for international superstars such as Whitney Houston and Diddy which aired on both MTV and VH1. Taylor has sold, optioned and developed feature film projects for Universal Studios, Imagine Entertainment, Dreamworks, Lion’s Gate Films and more. Taylot Grant is also a professional script consultant, award-winning copywriter and multi-hyphenate filmmaker. Join published short story writer; poet; essayist; playwright; Editor-in-Chief and featured blogger, R. Jeffreys ‘Jeff’ and his stellar Producer, Rae Popek for an unforgettable show!
Tonight's marvelous guest is celebrated Psychologist, teacher, and author, Andrea Polard PsyD. We will be having an illuminating and informative discussion with Dr. Polard about the meaning of true happiness, and a life in equilibrium, through the teachings of her outstanding, breakout book "A Unified Theory of Happiness: An East-Meets-West Approach to Fully Loving Your Life"
A licensed Psychologist, Dr. Andrea F. Polard's mission is to help abolish unnecessary suffering and promote happiness in the capacity of a Zen Psychologist (based on Clinical Psychology, combined with mindfulness, meditation, compassion, and Zen), writer, and teacher. Her phenomenal book: "A Unified Theory of Happiness: An East-Meets-West Approach to Fully Loving Your Life" will help you to bring new insight and clarity into your thoughts and feelings, and therefore, more happiness into your life.
Join published short story writer; poet; essayist; playwright; Editor-in-Chief and featured blogger, R. Jeffreys ‘Jeff’ and his stellar Producer, Rae Popek for an unforgettable show!
My celebrated and award winning guest this evening is, Helene Cardona. Helene is a mutli-talented, Actress, Voice-Over Artist, Poet, Translator/Interpreter, Lyricist and a Teacher/ Language Coach.
Her poems have appeared in The Los Angeles Review, Mythic Passages, The American Center for Artists, Askew, Barnwood Mag, Spillway, Pirene’s Fountain, Mediterranean Poetry, qarrtsiluni, Maintenant 5: A Dada Poetry Journal, Saint Julian Press, From the Fishouse, THRUSH Poetry Journal, Maintenant 6 and Poetry International.
Helene is the author of three books of poems: THE ASTONISHED UNIVERSE (Red Hen Press, 2006); DREAMING MY ANIMAL SELVES (Salmon Poetry, 2013); and LIFE IN SUSPENSION (forthcoming from Tupelo Press.)
She graduated from the Music Conservatory in Geneva with the 2nd prize in piano and from the American Academy of Dramatic Arts in New York City. She attended Hamilton College, New York, where she was also assistant professor of French and Spanish. She holds a Master’s in American Literature from the Sorbonne, taught at Loyola Marymount University, translated for the Canadian Embassy and the NEA, and received fellowships from the Goethe Institute and the University of Baeza, Andalusia.
Please join me, and my excellent Producer, Rachael Popek for what will truly be a fascinating interview!
Please join me and my marvelous guest; celebrated, mutil-published romance author, Kellyann Zuzulo. We will be having a lively and sensational talk about incredible adventures with Genies and romance. .
The Write Step with R Jeffreys is a show focused primarily on the lead players in the Arts; with a strong emphasis on professional authors, poets and well known writers.
We will frequently have as our other guests the marvelously talented people who create works of Art in drawing, painting and photography.
Occasionally, we will feature exclusive guests from behind the scenes in Publishing and the Arts. Agents, editors, writing coaches, publishers of both physical and electronic e-book formats, literature and Fine Art teachers will be among some of our very, special featured guests.
Be prepared to hear some of the most recognizable authors and artists of our times speaking about their craft and creations.
You will also have the distinct pleasure to phone in and speak one-on-one with these remarkable guests.
Join published Poet; Essayist; Novelist; Playwright; Editor-in-Chief; featured Blogger; Radio Show Host and Producer, R. Jeffreys ‘Jeff’ for an unforgettable show!
Best Selling author, and talk show host for Tiferet Journal, Melissa Studdard will be joining me as co-host tonight.
Our esteemed guests are the humanitarian and founder of the non-profit, non-partisan Global Medical Relief Fund, Elissa Montanti, and writer and Psychology Today columnist, Jennifer Haupt.
Elissa Montanti: Founder and Director, Global Medical Relief Fund for Children. In collaboration with writer Jennifer Haupt, Ms. Montanti has written “I'll Stand by You” about her personal experiences in aiding children who are missing or have lost the use of limbs or eyes, have been severely burned, or have been injured through war, natural disaster or illness throughout the world.
Elissa founded the non-profit, non-partisan Global Medical Relief Fund. which is supported entirely by private donations and grants. Since 1997, GMRF has brought more than 150 children to the U.S, from all over the world. The injured children come from countries or regions that can offer only minimal medical care, poorly fitted prostheses, or none at all.
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My guest is acclaimed essayist and author Edie Clark. For twenty years, Edie Clark has written a popular, monthly essay for the renowned Yankee magazine, known as Mary’s Farm. She served as Senior Editor for ten years and then Senior Writer and Fiction Editor for another fourteen years at Yankee magazine.
Ms. Clark is the author of multiple, best-selling books, which include The Place He Made, a memoir about her husband, Paul Bolton. The View from Mary's Farm, a collection of her essays from Yankee magazine and Saturday Beans and Sunday Suppers: Kitchen Stories from Mary's Farm, a food memoir with recipes, among many others.
Her work has appeared in The Boston Globe Sunday Magazine, Northeast magazine, The Christian Science Monitor, Hope magazine and Reader’s Digest. She has taught workshops and lectured about writing and reporting. She received the New Hampshire Writers and Publishers Project’s award for Excellence in Journalism. For four years in a row, her essays have been listed in the Best American Essays. In 1998, she was named, “Writer of the Year” by the City and Regional Magazine Publishers Association.
Currently, she is Contributing Editor at Yankee magazine and teaches at Franklin Pierce University. Edie is available for freelance assignments and speaking engagements.
About the book:
Starting Monday is based on the simple premise that when our behaviors don’t align with our expressed intentions, we’ve got a conflict going on, often outside of our awareness. The book helps readers dig deeply into their psyches to figure out what mistaken beliefs and needless fears are holding them back from achieving their health and fitness goals. The polarized feelings for disregulated eaters to identify and resolve fall within these 7 key areas: 1) create lasting change, 2) making conscious choices, 3) feel deserving, 4) how to comfort themselves, 5) know what’s enough, 6) manage intimacy, and 7) developing a healthy identity.
Starting Monday first helps readers unearth their mixed feelings in these seven areas, then teaches them how to change their beliefs and behaviors to resolve them. Using humor, plain talk, examples from her clinical experience, reflection exercises, case studies, and homework, Koenig lets troubled eaters know that their yo-yo patterns of eating and self care are due to conflicts. She shies away from easy answers and, instead, provides hope and concrete actions to developing a permanent, positive relationship with food.
From the author:
I am a psychotherapist, national educator, international author, and an expert on the psychology of eating—the how and why, not the what, of it. For more than three decades, my mission has been to help people with eating and weight problems learn to eat “normally” and maintain a healthy, stable weight for life without dieting and deprivation. My therapy practice is in Sarasota, FL, where I do tele-coaching and Skype consultation worldwide. As a recovered chronic dieter and binge-eater, I meld my personal recovery wisdom with my professional knowledge and experience to resolve eating problems.
What is the definition of love? Love is composed of genuine emotions, compassion, loyalty, trust and happiness. Yet in Rebecca Sloan's relationship, love is just another four-letter word in the dictionary. Rebecca is a hardworking mother from Atlanta who provides for her son, while Derek, her worthless man does nothing other than use and abuses her daily. Reluctantly, she accepts whatever he dishes out because she’s afraid of raising her son alone.
Her best friend Slinda refuses to sit back and watch her friend be hurt any longer. With Slinda’s help and Felix, a new friend, Rebecca finds the courage to leave Derek and strive for a better life. Will Derek truly let her move on without him? Can Rebecca be able to get past the abuse, lies, and deception? Follow along on the journey of heartbreak and betrayal, with an ending that will blow your mind!