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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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January 29, 2015 - LIVING A RICHER LIFE ~ Life Changing Talk Radio
THEME: Happiness, Love and Lost Identity: Have Your Genetic Roots Affected Your Being?
INTERVIEW GUEST: Dr. Catana Tully
Dr. Catana Tully was born at the mouth of a Central American jungle river in Guatemala. She grew up trilingual (German, Spanish & English) and as a young Caribbean raised by wealthy German expatriates. Catana’s life’s experiences span cultures and continents. She obtained a world-class education, became an actress, a sparkling fashion model and then, later in life, a tenured Associate Professor at SUNY Empire State College. Catana holds a BA in Cultural Studies, an MA in Latin American and Caribbean Literature and a DA (Doctor of Arts) in Humanistic Studies. She is also the author of “Split at the Root: A memoir of Love and Lost Identity.”
THIS WEEK’S MESSAGE:
When a new baby arrives, relatives love to spot resemblances. She has her father's eyes, her mother's mouth, grandmother's nose and so on. So, it seems logical, when trying to guess ancestry, to home in on appearances. But, of course, today’s researchers use our genes to more accurate define our ancestry. However, a new study by UK and Australian psychologists also suggests that while happiness in life reflects personal circumstances, having the right genetic mix is equally important. According to Kathleen Hall of Preventive Medicine, "We are wired for happiness from the beginning. Researchers believe that about 50 to 70 percent of our happiness and optimism come from our genes. Maybe you can look at your parents and family members to see why you are laughing." But, what if you grew up not knowing your birth parents and family? How would you understand your love and your happiness? Do you know how your genetic roots have affected your being?
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Tonight's special guest is Sue Julsen from Nevada, a returning NAASCA family member, a survivor and thriver and true crime, memoir and crime fiction writer. She's author of the best selling “Bitter Memories” series. Largely, autobiographical, Ms Julsen chose to use fictional names to protect the innocent, and the guilty, from those in real life (she has more crime fiction coming out this year.) Abducted by her father when she was three, the book’s main character, Sarah, found herself in a world of criminal neglect and unfathomable oppression as her father, stepmother and many others perpetrated more and more horrible acts of verbal, mental and sexual abuse on the innocent girl. Continually terrified, Sarah formed separate personalities in order to survive. In nightmares, the other personalities would show Sarah the horrific abuse she was being subjected to in her day to day life. This story of the author’s early life – a life on the run, hungry, abused, and terrified – is a truly unnerving and gripping account of the extremes of neglect and mistreatment a child can undergo, and still survive. “Bitter Memories,” written with the hope that exposing these horrors will help prevent them from happening to others, is dedicated to all survivors of abuse. “Trophy Murders” is the second in the series, part fiction/part non-fiction, and “Cutter’s Revenge” completes her story. Sue also has other works published that can be found on her web site.
Nobel Nominee Kevin Annett Publishes Explosive Novel? Samuel Wedge: Memoir of Necropolis 23rd january 2015.
Ordained as clergyman into United Church of Canada, 1990. Held three pastoral positions, including as Minister of St. Andrew’s United Church, Port Alberni, 1992-1995. Fired without cause and expelled from ministry without due process, 1995-97, after publicly exposing the death of aboriginal children and land theft by the United Church.
Organized the first public inquiry into crimes in Canadian Indian residential schools, co-sponsored by United Nations affiliate IHRAAM, June 12-14, 1998, Vancouver
Established first permanent body to further this inquiry, September 2000, Vancouver: The Truth Commission into Genocide in Canada; appointed Acting Secretary
Published first account of crimes of Genocide in Indian residential schools, February, 2001: “Hidden from History: The Canadian Holocaust” (3rd edition
Established Friends and Relatives of the Disappeared, Vancouver and Toronto, 2005-2010; led church occupations and national conferences into missing aboriginal children
Forced Canadian government “apology” for Indian residential schools, June 2008
Co-founded the International Tribunal into Crimes of Church and State (ITCCS), June 15, 2010 with six other organizations; appointed ITCCS Field Secretary
Leave messages for Kevin at 386-323-5774 (USA).
Celebrity interviewer and respected author, Greg Archer, returns to the show for Part 2 of his journey in writing Grace Revealed - a memoir which follows his families journey from Poland to Stalin Work Camps, to Africa and ultimately the United States.
Call 323 567-1493 to ask Greg a question about how he traced his family tree!
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Visit Greg's website to check out everything he's involved in by clicking here!
In the last half of the show, Hollywood Celebrity Chef, Bernie Guzman shares his January Facebook Challenge:
Now is your chance to fulfil your resolution to be a better person in 2015! Now through the end of January. I will bake any personal dessert request---from cookies, to cakes, to cupcakes--even Macaroni & Cheese... If you make a donation to my "AIDS LIFE CYCLE" and "HOMELESS YOUTH SHELTER" charities. Your donation will help service homeless young people including meals, laundry, access to a clothing closet, emergency phone, transportation tokens and a bed to sleep in a loving and accepting environment.
JJ Semple is the author of three best-selling non-fiction books dealing with energy cultivation techniques, kundalini, meditation, consciousness, alchemy, sexual sublimation, and mindfulness, and their effect on human evolution. His first book, Deciphering the Golden Flower One Secret at a Time, is an autobiographical memoir of his Kundalini awakening. His second book, The Backward-Flowing Method: The Secret of Life and Death, takes an expanded look at an optimal method for activating Kundalini in a safe, permanent, and repeatable fashion over the course of a single lifetime. The Biology of Consciousness: Case Studies in Kundalini examines the paranormal aspects of consciousness and its relation to human biology and to the transmission of paranormal abilities to future generations through DNA.
JJ Semple's formal education includes studying English Literature at the University of Pennsylvania and George Washington University, and a master’s degree in marketing from Hauts Etudes de Commerce in Paris. His personal education involves yogic and paranormal practices and exploration inspired by a wide variety of teachers, writers and philosophers, including Gopi Krishna, Milarepa, Carl Gustav Jung, Leo Tolstoy, and Lao Tse.
He is the founder of Life Force Books, a publishing company featuring books on the neuroplasticity aspects of Kundalini and helpful guidelines for living with Kundalini. His Golden Flower Meditation method (GFM) is practiced by adepts all over the world. In addition, he teaches seminal retention techniques for facilitating the Kundalini process.
For spiritual counseling with host, David Clarke, go to www.authordavidclarke.com or email email@example.com
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.
Are you ready to bring your book into the world? Expert creativity coach Mark David Gerson is the author of the new book Birthing Your Book: Even If You Don't Know What It's About.
Mark David has written multiple critically acclaimed books on writing, including Organic Screenwriting: Writing for Film, Naturally, From Memory to Memoir: Writing the Stories of Your Life, Writer's Block Unblocked: 7 Surefire Ways to Free Up Your Writing & Creative Flow and The Voice of the Muse: Answering the Call to Write, as well as a companion meditation CD set. His You are a Writer meditation continues to inspire many thousands on YouTube.
He is the creator of the popular Q'ntana Trilogy of fantasy novels, with his screenplay adaptations of the three books on their way to the big screen as a trio of epic motion pictures.
Mark David is also an accomplished artist/photographer and a sought-after speaker on topics related to personal growth, spirituality and creativity. As a coach, mentor and seminar leader for more than two decades, Mark David has guided writers and non-writers alike to connect with their innate wisdom, open to their creative power and express themselves with ease.
Mark David will be offering mini coaching sessions at Susan Larison Danz's booth #706 at the Los Angeles Conscious Life Expo Feb. 6-8.
Mark David's web site: MarkDavidGerson.com
Frontier Beyond Fear music copyrighted by Grammy award winner Larry Seyer, www.larryseyer.com, included in this podcast with his permission.
Alana Sholar and Bobbie Thompson are a married couple. That in itself isn’t very unique, however, Alana is a male-to-female transwoman, Bobbie is her supportive cis-gender spouse, and they live in central Kentucky which does make their story very unique. Bobbie knew Sholar as a male for approximately 25 years, and they even shared an intimate relationship in the mid-1990’s. Nearly a decade passed when Bobbie saw Sholar again in late 2006, only this time ‘he’ was a ‘she.’ Bobbie was ‘freaked-out’ and told Sholar she didn’t want to have anything to do with her. Two years later they were married.
Alana is the author of “Hung in the Middle: A Journey of Gender Discovery,” and Bobbie tells ‘her side of their story’ in her memoir entitled, “My HUSBAND Looks Better in Lingerie Than I Do … DAMN IT,” which explains how she went from ‘freaked-out’ to ‘saying I do’ and much more.
Today they still live in the same small Kentucky town where Sholar grew up as a male. They have a blended family of three children, four grandchildren, and two dogs.
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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.
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Join Nancy Reid & Lisa Smith – publishers of Big Blend Radio & TV Magazine, for Day 1 of Big Blend Radio’s special Quality of Life Radio Expo, airing live from the historic Coronado Motor Hotel in Yuma, Arizona.
- Meg Blackburn Losey, PhD – Author ‘THE CHILDREN OF NOW...EVOLUTION: How We Can Support the Fast-Forward Evolution of Our Children and All of Humanity’
- Mae Edwards – Singer-songwriter, violinist, recording artist, author 'Starlette & Saint: A Memoir On Dualism’
- Asher Fox, C.Ht,.Sc.B. – Author ‘Fat to Fearless: Enjoy Permanent Weight Loss and End Emotional Eating...For Good!’
- Aggie Garcia – Fashion designer and owner of Illusions by Aggie discusses Sewing History.
- Glynn Burrows - Norfolk Tours in England explains ‘Why Buy Local?’
Katherine Flannery Dering, author of Shot in the Head: A Sister's Memoir, A Brother's Struggle, shares her story of caring for her brother, Paul, who was diagnosed with schizophrenia at the age of 16.
Katherine Flannery Dering, author of Shot in the Head: A Sister’s Memoir, A Brother’s Struggle (Bridgeross Communications; 2014) is the second of ten children. Her younger brother, Paul, was diagnosed with schizophrenia at the age of 16. Busy with her own family and career, she helped with his care only intermittently for many years, but took on a more intense role after her parents death and especially after he developed physical ailments, as well as the psychological ones. She found herself very moved by the experience and writes about caring for her brother in hopes that it will enlighten the public on the role of caregivers. Katherine holds an MFA from Manhattanville College, a BA from Le Moyne College, an MA from the University of Buffalo and a MBA from the University of Minnesota at Duluth. Her poetry and essays have appeared in Inkwell Magazine, as well as The Bedford Record Review, Northwords Press, Sensations Magazine, Pandaloon Press, Poetry Motel and Pink Elephant Magazine. A narrative non-fiction piece, which later became a chapter of Shot in the Head, was included in Stories from the Couch, an anthology of essays about coping with mental illness. Dering taught Spanish briefly and is a former CFO at a community bank in New York. She currently serves on the board of directors of a startup bank and actively volunteers with the League of Women Voters and the Northern Westchester Community Center. For more information please visit http://www.shotintheheadbook.com and find Katherine on Facebook and Twitter