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Our guest Jon D’Amore was first published at 10 when a story he’d written about the Civil War was distributed throughout the county school system. During that time, he began studying the guitar. By his 20s, having honed his love and knowledge of music, Jon was traveling cross-country as a musician.
While touring, Jon was also a feature writer for New Jersey’s 3rd largest newspaper, The Passaic Herald News, allowing him to enjoy the best of his favorite worlds…playing music and writing. Eventually, he found a different side of life. He said, “Goodbye and it’s been a slice!” to the music business and entered the corporate world. By the millennium another
change had taken place. For more than two decades, Jon knew that within him there was the desire and ability to write, so he drove to Los Angeles and started as soon as he arrived.
As an insider with no mob ambitions, Jon had been a trusted ear and learned of the life and death manipulations that made friends and relatives from his world disappear. When the smoke cleared, Jon was one of the few left standing. The others were either dead or in prison. The Boss Always Sits In The Back isn’t “just another mob story.” It reveals the demise of the mobsters who ran northern New Jersey…as told by someone who was there.
He didn’t stop until the manuscript and screenplay for The Boss Always Sits In The Back were completed. Jon has written and co-written several screenplays and articles. He still resides in California where he continues to write…and listen to music and will share what it takes to write a compelling memoir and publicize it.
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RTU: #190- Recorded on 9/11/14
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DUMMY tells the story of Donny, who has a difficult time finding the words to express his thoughts, feelings and opinions. One day he meets Sammy. With Sammy by his side, Donny begins building the courage to speak his mind. Come laugh, cry and cheer for Donny and Sammy as they journey through life and chase their dreams.
RTU: #190 - FUNLOAD - Joe Dalo
Joe Dalo, writer, creator and star of the new webseries DUMMY drops by to talk his work on Punked, and about his days as as standup in Philly in the early 90's. Then we discussed movies who delivered on the build up from friends, and books we should have read but didn't.
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.
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Don Feeney is "a retired United States Diplomat and United States Air Force officer. He has a Masters of Science degree in Management Information Systems from the University of Southern California, and teaches graduate school part-time. Don lives with his wife Andi, and their cat, Kismet, in Indian Harbor Beach, Fla." Don Feeney is that author of Gathering No Moss: Memoir of a Reluctant World Traveler.
According to the book description of Gathering No Moss: Memoir of a Reluctant World Traveler, "Don Feeney has seen it all. As a diplomat working for the United States, he served in embassies and consulates around the world. As an air force officer, he had some daring exploits of varying levels of sanity and sophistication. He's lived, worked, and played in more than fifty countries on five continents. In his memoir Gathering No Moss, Feeney recalls his three-decade trip down the wild, weird, and surprising journeys of his life. A somewhat reluctant traveler, he conveys the heavy burden of loneliness on the road while driven by the search for meaning, spirituality, and love. His life has been one of thought-provoking questions, highly charged emotional situations, and brushes with both greatness and tragedy. He's been an airman, an officer, an instructor, a commander, an administrator, a trainer, a consular officer, a manager, and a diplomat. He's sold paintings on a street corner, washed dishes, worked in a paper mill, flipped hamburgers, painted houses, and tended bar. He smoked pot, drank too much, and fell in (and out) of love (including four marriages). He went AWOL, was shot at three times, survived a brain aneurysm, and beat colon cancer. His mantra- "The more you know, the more you don't know sh*t" or TMYKTMYDKS-reminds us all that the human mind will never let you understand the human mind."
In the 1st hour, Kerry Lutz with the Financial Survival Network joins Joe to talk about the economy and where it's going (as if anyone actually knows!)
In the 2nd hour, Howard Portnoy joins Joe to discuss whether we need stricter gun laws... or maybe we just need to enforce what we already have?
Have you had your healthy dose of reality lately?
There are always at least two sides to every story. Have you ever wondered how someone, who saw the same thing you did, walked away telling a vastly different story? Which version was correct? Which one was the REAL story? Actually, both are! It’s just a matter of perspective.
Joe takes the issues… especially the controversial issues (politics, prejudice, religion, illegal immigration)… and brings in people from different sides to share their viewpoint. This is definitely not a fluff piece. And while no one is attacked, the questions are hard-hitting.
But the conversation is always respectful and you’re sure to learn something new, even if you don’t agree!
If you’ve always wondered how the “other side” thinks and how they’ve arrived at their “stand”, then this is the show for you!
It’s not the right side, it’s not the wrong side, but the REAL side of the issues!
Listen in for an early afternoon chat with Portland author Ross Eliot who is currently on tour with his memoir, Babette: The Many Lives, Two Deaths and Double Kidnapping of Dr. Ellsworth. Eliot is a recent recipient of the first place Rainbow Award for trans non-fiction.
Author/Speaker Elaine Marie Cooper is a self-described history geek. Her bookshelves are filled with volumes about the American Revolution, an era she became fascinated with when growing up in Massachusetts.
Her passions are her family, her faith in Christ and writing—usually about the American Revolution, a frequent subject of her novels.
Her most recent publication is a definite change in her usual topic. Bethany’s Calendar is a non-fiction memoir of her daughter who died of a brain tumor in 2003. This is the book she never wanted to write, yet felt an inner prompting to pen her daughter’s journey through terminal cancer. It has already touched many lives and her prayer is that it will help each reader, whether a caregiver, patient or friend of a patient. Or just anyone who faces an unimaginable struggle in their life.
Elaine is also a contributing writer to Fighting Fear, Winning the War at Home by Edie Melson, and I Choose You, a romance Anthology. Her freelance work has appeared in both newspapers and magazines, and she blogs regularly at http://ColonialQuills.blogspot.com.
You can read her blog at this website. Just Click on the “Blog” tab in the menu bar. You can subscribe to it as well.
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Authors on the Air Host Pam Stack welcomes author Susan Jimison. Susan will discuss her poignant memoir penned about her brother Mark, who was killed in Vietnam. Susie spend a lifetime wondering about her big brother after he enlisted for Vietnam service. As a teenager, she did not know what much about her brother but spend years connecting with soldiers from his unit, learned about his selfless deeds and how he died. Please join our conversation by calling 347-633-9609. If you were a servicemen in the Vietnam War, Susie is interested in speaking to you about your experiences too. Susan's book is available through Amazon at http://amzn.to/1vZuJA3.
Underwriting generously provided by Michael Lowndes at PML Media Inc. On the web at http://pmlmedia.com. Music provided by author, composer and musician Robert Gregory Browne. Sponsorship for this evenings LIVE broadcast provided by Discount Pets & Suppies, on the web at http://discountpetsandsupplies.com and the following authors: Lindsay McKenna, military romance; JCarson Black, crime fiction; Cherry Adair, romantic suspense.
This is a copyrighted, trademarked podcast solely owned by the Authors on the Air Global Radio Network LLC. Visit us on the web at http://authorsontheair.com or on http://facebook.com/authorsontheair. Follow us on Twitter @authorsontheair.
Bill welcomes memoirist and distinguished essayist John C. Hampsey to the show. Bill and John will discuss his new memoir, Kaufman's Hill, which details in exquisite detail his life in a sometimes rough Pittsburgh suburb in the early and mid-sixtes. As well as a writer, John is also a is professor of Romantic and Classical Literature at Cal Poly, San Luis Obispo, where he has won the University Distinguished Teaching Award. Don't miss it!
This is a copyrighted, trademarked podcast solely owned by the Authors on the Air Global Network LLC.
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