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    Randye Kaye

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    Randye Kaye was began her career as an actress and singer, appearing in venues big (NYC, LA) and small (Sierra Vista, Arizona, anyone?).  She shifted her acting talents to voice-over while pregnant with her first child – and has been working behind the microphone ever since.  Her credits include commercials (Kyocera printers, Betteridge Jewelers, Big Lots, Dove products), Narrations (Continental Airlines, Medicare, Burger King, MISTO, Verizon) audiobooks (fiction, non-fiction and children’s) phone systems (Priceline.com, Executone, Elizabeth Arden), websites, video games, and live announce events (Effie Awards, Echo Awards).  She also worked as on-air personality in Connecticut radio (WEZN) for over 15 years, divided between afternoon and morning drive times, and her body clock is now permanently broken. 
     
    Randye is now a full-time voiceover actor, but rounds out her career – and keeps her skills sharp - by working in related fields when time permits. She currently gets her radio fix in by serving as “understudy” newscaster and classical music host on NPR local affiliates WSHU-FM and AM.
    She continues to work on stage, and in film/TV in New York and Connecticut as time and opportunities permit.  She has taught acting, improvisation and media awareness to both children and adults, and frequently serves as emcee/auctioneer for various charities across the state.
    Randye is also a Voice-over coach with Edge Studio in New York and Connecticut. 
     
    And – oh, yeah – she also writes.  Her book, Ben Behind His Voices, will be published on September 16, 2011 by Rowman and Littlefield. It’s listed on Amazon.com and other sites already!
     
    She lives with her husband in Trumbull, CT where her son, daughter and son-in-law visit often to raid the fridge and use the washer and dryer.

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    Books of Excellence with Author Bonnie Kaye

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    Tonight Bonnie Kaye welcomes guest Michael Williamson who has published the book Secret Betrayal. Willaimson is originally from California, but he currently lives in Montana where he ranches between writing. He is working on his next novel Now is Forever: Indochina which is due out next fall. This will be the first in a series of books on the topic.


    Tonight we will be discussing Secret Betrayal. Here's a summary:


    The desperate act of a young girl, on the cusp of womanhood, to lose herself in the mean streets and cabarets of 1930s Berlin, and years later, the disappearance of a key American general shortly before D-Day in 1944 are links in an ingenious plot to gain the secrets of the Allied invasion.


    Through a series of traumatic events Reichsletter Martin Bormann, the man more than any other that truly ran the German government toward the end of World War II, sets in motion a deadly gambit that ricochets across half the world and gains Bormann possession of the Normandy invasion plans. In the double dealing, back stabbing chaos that was the Nazi inner circle, this climactic information is the currency that will buy Bormann the one thing that he has desired above all others: the right to be the next Fuhrer.


    So unfolds the dynamic pages of Secret Betrayal. This novel is a testament to the redemptive power of love, the evolutionary power of kundalini yoga and the war within a war waged by Reichsletter Martin Bormann and Reichsfuhrer Heinrich Himmler for the mind of and influence over Adolf Hitler.


    This show is a program for independent authors. It was created for the authors in the Books of Excellence Coop found at www.BooksofExcellence.com; however the show welcomes independent authors and entertainers as time permits

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    Books of Excellence with Author Bonnie Kaye

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    Tonight Bonnie Kaye's guest is B. J. Webster, who is originally from Australia and lived in London for almost twenty years Webster is the author of "Wonder Year," a story about the great fire in London during 1666.


    1666 was called “Wonder Year”, despite it being a year of great calamity and disaster in London. The joke was, at least things weren’t worse than they were. Wonder Year is a fast paced historical fiction based around the actual events in 1666 before the Great Fire of London, through the dramatic fire and in the days after the blaze had ended and London wondered at their fate.


    Who really started the Great Fire of London? Nobody knows for certain. Was it an accident or a deliberate act? Wonder Fire assumes the latter is the case and delves into the motives of ambition, illicit affairs, unrequited love and political intrigue, none which was a stranger to the court of King Charles II.
    Feel what it was like to live in 1666 and better understand the intricacies of politics, power and class divide of the time. Be drawn in by the fascinating web of intrigue and how it plays out to create one of the most devastating events in history.

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    Books of Excellence with Author Bonnie Kaye

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    Tonight Bonnie Kaye is proud to have Jack Engelhard as her guest. Jack is one of America's most noted contemporary authors best known for his book Indecent Proposal that was made into a block buster movie staring Robert Redford, Demi Moore, and Woody Harrelson. It is now opening in Israel in Hebrew as a play. Jack has authored books that sell millions of copies around the world and have been translated into numerous languages. His books take you into the psychological insight of the moral dilemmas we are all faced with during our lives leaving us to question if we are all capable of giving in to temptation of the heart rather than do the right thing. His sharp, staccato style draws you into the story from the first page and doesn't let you go until you are finished reading. Tonight we will be highlighting Jack's recently released books which are the Bathsheba Deadline, a thriller tied in to today's current Middle East terrorist groups and Compulsive which gives the reader a front row seat into a man's life consumed by addiction.  


    Jack originally started his writing career as a news man writing articles and editorials for the Philadelphia Inquirer and other publications. He currently writes a column several times a week for a popular Israeli newspaper Arutz Sheva. 


    You can read more about Jack his books on his website at www.Jackengelhard.com. 


    On a personal level, Jack has greatly touched my life and thinking as a writer and as a human being. After reading any of his books, you'll be thinking for a long time about the temptations that face us in life, and if you would be strong enough to walk the other way.


     

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    Books of Excellence with Author Bonnie Kaye

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    Tonight Bonnie Kaye welcomes Lorraine Pestell, author of the six part serialized book "A Life Singular." Lorraine was born in London and has had a successful career as an Information Technology professional in the UK, US, Europe, Singapore, and more recently Australia.  She currently resides in Melbourne, Victoria.


    Although working full-time, Lorraine is a passionate volunteer for several organizations, including serving on the Boards of non-profit organizations, being a mentor for The Smith Family's iTrack program and providing project management assistance to The School Volunteer Program.  She finds that volunteering time and energy to those less fortunate is an effective antidote to life-long depression and the symptoms of Post-Traumatic Stress Disorder.


    The idea for "A Life Singular" originated when Lorraine was 14 years old, and the story has continued to develop since then.  However, three years ago, a new element of the plot triggered a sudden urge to complete the novel, and since then the story has evolved into six separate parts. The book tells the story of a successful celebrity writing his autobiography after the tragic loss of his wife. 


    In essence a love story, the central themes of the "A Life Singular"  serial are triumph over mental illness, the choices we make between right and wrong, the relentless passage of time and how each affects the other.  Some of life's lessons are harder to learn, and some amazing opportunities easier to take.  The trick is always to understand the consequences of our choices, before it's too late...


    This is a program for independent authors who are part of the Books of Excellence Coop. Other independent authors are welcomed as time allows.

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    Books of Excellence with Author Bonnie Kaye

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    Bonnie Kaye welcomes author Michelle Manning who authored the book Siding With Plato. She was raised in Valencia, California and is a graduate of Arizona State University where she majored in journalism. She worked in the fields of public relations, marketing, social media, and finally to entertainment news.


    Siding With Plato is a romantic laugh-out-loud chick lit novel about being young, beautiful, and a seriously hot mess! Brooke Aarons can't get to college fast enough. Leaving behind her small town life, she intends to transform herself into a brilliant psychologist at the University of Texas, with no distractions to slow her down. But when she finds herself on a double date with the school's notorious playboy - and worse, enjoying it - Brooke has to wonder if she's the one who needs her head examined. James Cartwright's overly glorified jock status, endless bucks, and long line of willing girls should make him a non-starter for Brooke, but as she learns, the psychology behind a bad crush is a whole lot messier of a subject. Maybe Plato was right. Maybe love is a serious mental disease . . . If so there better be a cure before Brooke gets herself in too deep.


    This show is a program for independent authors. It was created for the authors in the Books of Excellence Coop found at www.BooksofExcellence.com; however the show welcomes independent authors and entertainers as time permits

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    Books of Excellence with Author Bonnie Kaye

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    Tonight Bonnie Kaye welcomes Lily Temperley who has written her first novel "Fix: Sex, Lies, and Banking." Lily has recently relocated to an exotic location after spending 15 years in England where she worked in banking. 


    The basis for her first book (and subsequent two books in their planning stages) is her own life experience. She's grown up in an investment bank. She's had jobs working in the executive suites of two of Britain's largest firms, and has seen both these companies handle catastrophes on a global stage. Interwoven with that, she had an intimate relationship with a very senior executive, providing a real life romantic angle to the corporate setting.


    This show is a program for independent authors. It was created for the authors in the Books of Excellence Coop found at www.BooksofExcellence.com; however the show welcomes independent authors and entertainers as time permits

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    Books of Excellence with Author Bonnie Kaye

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    Tonight Bonnie Kaye welcomes back author Kate Genovese, a nurse from Massachusetts, who has written three compelling books. Kate also hosts a cable show about good health and wellness. Kate has three books in print at this time: Thirty Years in September: A Nurses Memoir which is autobiographical, as well as two family drama novels Loving Joe Gallucci and Two Weeks Since My Last Confession. 


    Kate has been a registered nurse for over thirty years and is involved in alternative medicine and runs her private REIKI practice in Woburn, Massachusetts. Kate also has a local cable show called “TABLE TALK” where she interviews many different artists, writers and business owners.


    This show is a program for independent authors. It was created for the authors in the Books of Excellence Coop found at www.BooksofExcellence.com; however the show welcomes independent authors and entertainers as time permits

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    Books of Excellence with Author Bonnie Kaye

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    Bpnnie Kaye and her co-host Marc Yablonka welcomes author Michael D. Mullins, a native Hoosier with roots in the mountains of Southwest Virginia.  After serving our country in Vietnam, he attended a small college in that region and earned his Bachelor of Arts degree.  He married while in college, returned to Indiana, and started a family.  He and his wife are the parents of two sons and five grandchildren.  He completed a second undergraduate degree while working full time for a steel producer.

    Mullins has served his community in a variety of service organizations.  He was also a member of a local school board of trustees for sixteen years and established a local scholarship committee.  He is a member in good standing with Military Writers Society of America.

    Tonight we will discuss Mike's books that pay tribute to Vietnam and servicemen including Vietnam in Verse, Kings of the Green Jelly Moon, Out of the Midst, and Pass the Salt Doc. 


    This show is a program for independent authors. It was created for the authors in the Books of Excellence Coop found at www.BooksofExcellence.com; however the show welcomes independent authors and entertainers as time permits

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    Books of Excellence with Author Bonnie Kaye

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    Bonnie Kaye's guest tonight is author Lynda Chervil, author of the just released novel Project Odyssey. She is also an entrepreneur, and as the pricipal of Pearl Strategic Consulting, works as an environmental sustainability advocate with a passion for green and renewable energy technologies. Utilizing various social media platforms, Chervil provides thought leadership on the latest innovative technologies to advance the global effort for a greener and more sustainable society.


    Project Odyssey is about Gabrielle Landneu, a venture capitalist who represents a client who has developed material necessary for an orbiting solar power station called Project Odyssey. But when the client goes missing, Gabrielle testifies on his behalf before a congressional committee that is considering funding for the project. Despite her best efforts, the committee remains gridlocked, heavily influenced by special interest groups who are concerned the new power station will hurt their bottom line. 


    Following the hearing, Gabrielle finds her family under threat from dark forces as she continues her search for her missing client. Struggling to navigate the political pitfalls of the project, she soon learns that more and more investors are dropping out, due to threats and uncertainty. Undaunted, she digs deeper, until she discovers who is planning to fill their pockets through a shocking conspiracy designed to derail the program.


    Gabrielle risks her family, her career, and her life to expose the sinister plot involving corrupt politicians and corporate interests, devoted to making sure the revolutionary energy project gets off the ground.


    Chervil's first novel, Fool's Return, was released in February 2014.

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    Books of Excellence with Bonnie Kaye featuring Cary Black and Gretchen Schott

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    Tonight Bonnie welcomes back author Cary Black, author of “Katrina—A Freight Train Screamin’,” and his lovely wife, Gretchen Schott, who is a musical performer and writer. This year marks the 10 year anniversary of Huricane Katrina, one of the worst hurricanes to ever hit Louisianna destroying lives and homes forever. 


    Katrina—A Freight Train Screamin’ is a most inspirational book to honor those people who rescued others during Hurricane Katrina's destruction ten years ago in some of our Southern states--especially Louisiana. Since Cary was last with us, he met his beautiful wife Gretchen which ironically was through the writing of the book. Cary and Gretchen have become a team not only in marriage, but also in writing, music, and hosting their own radio show. Gretchen and her family were victims of the Hurricane, and tonight we'll hear about the heroism and strength of the people through this crisis.


    Cary and Gretchen have co-authored a children's book about Katrina titled French Quarter Tori and the Red Owl  that we will discuss,