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Barnett Bestselling Authors Jane Congdon & Joseph Barnett stops by Good Deeds w/ Dr Sunday.
Siblings Jane Congdon and Joseph Barnett grew up in Glen Ferris, a small town in the mountains of West Virginia. Both left their hometown in 1966 and rarely saw one another for the next 40 years until a brain tumor brought them back together.
Jane graduated from Concord College (now Concord University) in Athens, West Virginia, and made a career of words. She became an English teacher and a newspaper reporter before settling into her longest career: 30 years as a textbook editor in Cincinnati, Ohio. She retired in 2009 and completed her memoir It Started with Dracula: The Count, My Mother, and Me (2011, Bettie Youngs Books).
Joseph attended West Virginia University and in 1970 settled in Cincinnati. After working 27 years in a food plant, he became a school custodian. Joseph retired in 2010. With his sister as co-author, he published the memoir Mr. Joe: Tales from a Haunted Life (2013, Bettie Youngs Books).
Jane and Joseph share a website at www.janecongdon.com. You can find them and their books on Facebook as well. Follow Jane’s blog So Write! at janecongdon.blogspot.com and Joseph’s blog Mr. Joe’s Sweeping Thoughts at barnettjoseph.blogspot.com.
Mr. Joe and It Started with Dracula are available in paperback and e-book versions from Amazon and Barnes & Noble online or through the publisher at www.bettieyoungsbooks.com.
So begins the story of Mr Joe: Tales From A Haunted Life (Bettie Youngs Books, September 2013) co-authored by siblings Joseph Barnett and Jane Congdon, the author of It Started with Dracula: The Count, My Mother, and Me. Joseph Barnett’s introduction to ghosts began as a child a few days after his beloved grandfather passed. As he was combing his hair in the bathroom mirror his Grandpop suddenly appeared. Every family has its secrets and Joseph Barnett’s is no exception.It has been documented that the decision to consciously conceal secrets thought to be shameful can affect individuals and families for generations. Often identities are shaped by experiencing or learning something shockingly new. The child of an alcoholic mother and a distant dad and Joe coped with a boyhood of dread and broken promises by hiding and running away. Ghosts are a metaphor for Joseph Barnetts troubled life. As an adult, Joseph Barnett didn’t give much thought to the departed until he became a school custodian in a midlife career change. Joe had no idea that his first assignment, working nights in a kindergarten school, would give new meaning to the term “graveyard shift.” Mr Joe: Tales From A Haunted Life is much more than a ghost story. With haunting themes such as family secrets that need to be shared, personal journeys that need to be explored, illness, poverty, and the ability to re-frame one’s life with self-understanding and self-love, its a beautiful story of redemption that deserves retelling. The book will haunt you long after it’s finished.
Host Cyrus Webb welcomes back siblings/authors Joseph Barnett and Jane Congdon to Conversations LIVE to discuss how sharing pieces of their lives through books (IT STARTED WITH DRACULA and MR. JOE) has not only brought them peace but also closer together.
It is the official kick-off of year 11 for Conversations LIVE and host Cyrus Webb will be interviewed by guest hosts siblings/authors Jane Congdon and Joseph Barnett.
Host Cyrus Webb welcomes authors Jane Congdon and Joseph Barnett to Conversations LIVE to discuss their literary careers and the new project MR. JOE, TALES FROM A HAUNTED LIFE.
American Vernacular proudly presents anti-racist and social justice activist Jane Elliott to the program to discuss her controversial 1968 "Blue Eyes/Brown Eyes" exercise, her groundbreaking work in the area of diversity training and race relations, its impact on her personal life, and why America still refuses to address her racism problem and the root causes of it. To call in, dial (619) 768-2924.
Tune in a join the conversation. For more information on Jane Elliott, please visit http://www.janeelliott.com
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In the late 1950s as a young girl, Jane Congdon met Count Dracula in the film Horror of Dracula. She was bitten as surely as if Dracula had sprung from the screen and choosen her.
Four decades later, Jane finally took her long-awaited trip to Transylvania to see the mytical land of Dracula. She never dreamt that the adventure would unearth decades-buried memories of life with an alcoholic mother.
Jane's book It Started with Dracula: The Count, My Mother, and Me chronicles her adventures of discovery and dark secrets dragged into the light.
Jane has been an English teacher, a journalist, and a book editor. In her publishing career, she worked with textbook authors and traveled around the United States speaking to groups of business educators. www.JaneCongdon.com
The terrifying legend of Count Dracula silently skulking through the Transylvania night may have terrified generations of filmgoers, but the tall, elegant vampire captivated and electrified a young Jane Congdon, igniting a dream to one day see his mysterious land of ancient castles and misty hollows.
Four decades later she finally takes her long-awaited trip—never dreaming that it would unearth decades-buried memories of life with an alcoholic mother, and trigger a life-changing inner journey. Unfolding in 18 days as she followed the footsteps of Dracula from Bucharest, to the Carpathian Mountains, and the Black Sea. Dracula's legend becomes the prism through which she would revisit her childhood and lay claim to a happiness she had never known.
We will be speaking with Les and Jane Zerbe! These folks are hard at work for the kingdom! They are in the process of moving to Costa RIca ..... WHY? listen in and find out. They have served as Missionaries in Africa and Alaska! That is all I am going to tell you ...you have to tune in to find out more......
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Tonight on "the Conversation" 7pm EST, we're talking "RACE" w. CONTROVERSIAL International lecturer & the creator of the "Blue eyes/Brown eyes experiment Jane Elliott! Ms. Elliott believes here in the U.S. whites are conditioned to be "racist" through the education system which she was a part of. Her experiment takes whites & non-whites in a role reversal that brings people to extreme anger or empathy. She was featured on Oprah and now on our show.
In the history of television, there’s never been a more accurate representation of why so many professional, successful Africa American women remain single and have trouble finding love than the popular television series “Being Mary Jane”. If you missed our all time classic two night, 6 hour special where we discussed the many examples of Emotional Unavailability seen all throughout season 1, tune into “The Dedan Tolbert Show” TONIGHT at 9:00pm EST for a special rebroadcast. Also, look out for our upcoming two night, 6 hour special on Being Mary Jane Season 2. Listen 7 nights a week by calling 646 200 0366 or online worldwide at www.dedantolbertshow.com... “REAL Radio that Matters for over 10 Years”.
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