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View From The Writing Instrument


  • Author Marc Meyer: Taichi

    Jul 22, 2014 | 22 min
    Fleeing the Chinese Cultural Revolution to New York in the 1960's, Uncle Kuo, a T'ai Chi Master rumored to have once been the bodyguard of Madame Chiang Kai Sheck, finds himself in a vortex of adventures in the new novel by Marc Meyer, Taichi: The Story of a Chinese Master In America ( Once Kuo is reunited with his Asian-American family, he opens a T'ai Chi school and teaches T'ai Chi principles and techniques. Surprised by the social unrest and violence he encounters, Kuo takes his nephews under his wing as students, teaching them life lessons through T'ai Chi principles. "We learn about Kuo and his journey through the eyes of his eldest nephew,” says author Marc Meyer. "He ...
  • Come as you are Nirvana

    Jul 20, 2014 | 2 min
  • Pen To Paper To Book Store

    Jul 20, 2014 | 7 min
    What if what you write had a deeper purple other than fill a trash can? Sleepless nights? Really? Maybe you should be asking about who is trying to speak through you. Building scenes for a book doesn't always come to you during specialized writing times....

    Jul 20, 2014 | 2 min

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  • Abby Lee Miller

    Jul 19, 2014 | 13 min
    "This book will be an inspirational, tough love book for people who want to succeed without getting in their own way. It’s for people who want to get to the next level in their own lives – whether you’re a 14-year-old budding ballerina, a serious soccer star, or the parent of one or both! Sure, there’s a lot of common sense involved, but I’ve found that most people are short on all the survival skills that go into building a successful career, from basic etiquette, to projecting confidence from the moment you enter a room, to pushing through fear to make things happen. I’ll help get you on track for the brightest possible future. Because I’m Abby Lee Miller And that’s what I do. I make stars...

    Jul 19, 2014 | 2 min
  • Aint No Rest For the Wicked 82312

    Jul 18, 2014 | 2 min

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  • Author Beatriz Williams

    Jul 16, 2014 | 11 min
    In THE SECRET LIFE OF VIOLET GRANT, Williams deftly merges history, political intrigue, and dual romances that unfold decades apart. She cleverly alternates between the complex politics of Europe on the brink of the FIRST WORLD WAR and a modern woman’s daring choices in mid-sixties Manhattan, and it all begins with a fifty-year-old errant valise carrying a lifetime of secrets. Living in a ramshackle Greenwich Village walk-up, recent Bryn Mawr graduate Vivian Schuyler has defied her posh Park Avenue family to pursue a Mad Men-world career at Metropolitan magazine. But when a battered old suitcase arrives in the mail, it hands her a provocative mystery as it serendipitously introduces a man wh...
  • Debbie Matenopoulos All Greek To Me

    Jul 14, 2014 | 11 min
    Debbie Matenopoulos grew up in a traditional Greek household, eating delicious, authentic Greek cooking that her family had passed down for generations. When Debbie started her television career in New York on The View, she began eating a standard American diet. Despite carefully limiting how much she ate, she found herself gaining weight and losing energy. Debbie moved on to anchor and special correspondent positions at E! News and TV Guide Channel, then to many other roles that had her on the go all the time. It was only when she returned to her traditional Greek diet that she found herself easily—and healthily—realizing her natural weight and regaining the stamina she had as a teenager. I...
  • 20 Years Of Daily Writing

    Jul 12, 2014 | 6 min
    What started out as a letter to my sister Margaret has turned into twenty years of daily writing. God finds ways to communicate. The choice is based on whether you've decided to listen. It's not easy! I mean to wake up every day and put pen to paper! And yet... if I don't. Where does God's voice go to be heard? Is it God speaking through me? That sounds totally ego based! Cuz I ain't one of those crazy preachers that scream, "God told me to touch the hand of a lost man." What is lost in a society that brags of having everything?
  • Judas Priest Redeemer Of Souls

    Jul 11, 2014 | 9 min
    Ever since it was announced that metal icons Judas Priest would be unleashing their 17th studio album overall, 'Redeemer of Souls' (on July 8, 2014), their legion of fans have been wondering if the band would be launching a supporting tour. And the answer is a resounding YES - Priest will be touring the US in the fall, with dates running throughout October and for most of November. Steel Panther will be "special guests" for all the dates. Already, 'Redeemer of Souls' is creating a deafening pre-release buzz, largely due to overwhelmingly positive reviews: "The word 'epic' is thrown around too often in the world of music, but Judas Priest's new album 'Redeemer of Souls' is, in fact, truly epi...
  • Ja Rule Unruly

    Jul 11, 2014 | 9 min
    Born in Queens, New York, in 1976, Ja Rule made his way onto the rap scene in 1999 with his debut album, Venni Vetti Vecci. The album debuted at No. 3 on the Billboard 200 chart and launched the career of the rugged rapper with a grizzly voice. Ja Rule followed that success with several hit singles, including "Always on Time" featuring Ashanti and "Put It On Me." He has also faced legal troubles throughout his career, having received prison sentences for gun and tax-evasion charges. Musician and actor Ja Rule was born Jeffrey Atkins on February 26, 1976, in Queens, New York. Ja Rule was raised the only child of his mother, Debra Atkins, after his sister died from breathing complications when...
  • The Ballad Of God With HR

    Jul 6, 2014 | 6 min
    The weather patterns this summer are mind blowing. Even more powerful are the accusations against God. How dare the creator do this to your July 4th weekend!!! With the way we like to complain. God would be hauled into Human Resources and reprimanded for his weather behavior.
  • Graham Nash CSNY Pt 2

    Jul 6, 2014 | 12 min
  • Graham Nash CSNY Pt 1

    Jul 5, 2014 | 8 min
  • Paul Hagis Third Person

    Jun 27, 2014 | 12 min
    Paul Haggis is the award-winning filmmaker who, in 2006, became the first screenwriter to write two Best Film Oscar winners back-to-back - Million Dollar Baby (2004) directed by Clint Eastwood, and Crash (2004) which he himself directed. For Crash (2004), he won Academy Awards for Best Picture and Best Original Screenplay. The film also received an additional four nominations including one for Haggis' direction. Crash (2004) reaped numerous awards during its year of release from associations such as the IFP Spirit Awards, the Screen Actors Guild, and BAFTA. In 2006, Haggis' screenplays included the duo Clint Eastwood productions Flags of Our Fathers (2006) and Letters from Iwo Jima (2006), t...
  • Courtney Robertson Bachelor

    Jun 27, 2014 | 12 min
    Two years ago, Courtney Robertson joined Season Sixteen of The Bachelor looking for love. A working model and newly single, Courtney fit the casting call: she was young, beautiful, and a natural in front of the cameras. While she may have been there for all the right reasons, as the season unfolded and sparks began to fly something else was clear: she was not there to make friends. Courtney quickly became one of the biggest villains in Bachelor franchise history. She unapologetically pursued her man, steamrolled her competition, and broke the rules—including partaking in an illicit skinny-dip that sealed her proposal. Now, after a very public breakup with her Bachelor, Ben Flajnik, Courtney ...
  • Beau Phillips I Killed Pink Floyds Pig

    Jun 25, 2014 | 12 min
    I KILLED PINK FLOYD's PIG is a collection of 35 funny, outrageous stories about Led Zeppelin, the Stones, Van Halen, Clapton, Pink Floyd, McCartney and other Gods of Rock. I take readers on a behind-the-scenes tour and give them an insider's perspective. I was a high-profile radio programmer in rock's heyday - also VH1’s head of marketing when Behind The Music and Pop-Up Videos were popular shows. We learned that rock fans loved to get closer to their favorite bands and feel like an insider. My book delivers just that. Over the years, I was invited inside band's dressing rooms, hotel suites, limos and private planes. As you might imagine, I KILLED PINK FLOYD’s PIG is packed with amazing stor...
  • Col Oliver North Counterfeit Lies

    Jun 21, 2014 | 15 min
    Oliver L. North serves as host of the FOX News Channel (FNC) documentary series "War Stories with Oliver North." North is a combat-decorated Marine, author, founder of a small business, inventor who holds three U.S. patents, syndicated columnist and former candidate for the United States Senate. Assigned to the National Security Council staff in the Reagan Administration, North was involved in planning the rescue of 804 medical students on the island of Grenada and played a major role in the daring capture of the hijackers of the cruise ship Achille Lauro. After helping plan the U.S. raid on Muammar Qaddafi's terrorist bases in Libya, North was targeted for assassination by Abu Nidal, the wo...
  • Gareth Murphy Cowboys And Indies

    Jun 20, 2014 | 9 min
    The only way Radio DJ's could connect with listeners was by spending a ton of money on books about the musicians. And yet not one author sits in the Rock N Roll Hall of Fame for educating the Radio industry. From the I Heart Radio Studio I'm Unplugged and Totally Uncut with a man that lived the industry from the first guitar riff to the jock spinning it. Gareth Murphy... Cowboys and Indies is nothing less than the first definitive history of the recording industry on both sides of the Atlantic. From the invention of the earliest known sound-recording device in 1850s Paris to the CD crash and digital boom today, author and industry insider Gareth Murphy takes readers on an immensely entertain...
  • Ari Goldman The Late Starters Orchestra

    Jun 18, 2014 | 13 min
    A few years ago, Ari Goldman felt the same nostalgia for the cello and chronicled his return to the instrument in an article for the New York Times. Ari is a former New York Times reporter and the author of The Search for God at Harvard, which was a New York Times Notable Book. In his new book, The Late Starters Orchestra (June 10, 2014), Ari picks up the cello again after 25 years and we follow him as he prepares for his musical coming out: his next birthday party. First he secures a seat in his 11-year old son’s youth orchestra and sits in on his private Suzuki lessons, and then he’s ready for the big time: the Late Starters Orchestra of New York City, whose motto is If you think you can p...
  • Andrew Armacost Poor Mans Suicide

    Jun 13, 2014 | 19 min
    Norfolk, VA, May 13, 2014 – Being a prison guard is both stressful and dangerous, so it's not surprising that the suicide rate is 39% higher than any other occupation. The Poor Man's Guide to Suicide (Moonshine Cove Press), by Andrew H. Armacost, is a moving yet comical tale of an embittered prison guard, working at a correctional facility on the outskirts of Indianapolis, who decides the only meaningful thing left for him to do in life is die. Most prison guards work hard just to survive each day and Wesley Weimer is no exception. As Armacost's lead character peels back the layers of his life, he doesn't like what he sees. A twice-divorced father of two, he realizes his life has grown lifel...
  • J.B. Bernstein Million Dollar Arm

    Jun 13, 2014 | 11 min
    India is a country with more than one billion people, a fanatical national cricket obsession, and exactly zero talent scouts. There, superstar sports agent J. B. Bernstein knew that he could find the Yao Ming of baseball— someone with a strong arm and enough raw talent to pitch in the major leagues. Almost no one in India is familiar with the game, but Bernstein had heard enough coaches swear that if you gave them a guy who throws a hundred miles an hour, they could teach him how to pitch. So in 2007, Bernstein flew to Mumbai with a radar gun and a plan to find his diamond in the rough. His idea was The Million Dollar Arm, a reality television competition with a huge cash prize and a chance ...
  • Author Ted Galdi Elixir

    Jun 11, 2014 | 22 min
    Los Angeles, CA, May 27, 2014 – Ted Galdi has accomplished more in his 29 years than most do in a lifetime. At the age of 15 he wrote a screenplay which caught the interest of Hollywood. After graduating from Duke he started his own software company, and now is set to release his first novel, a cerebral thriller called Elixir, in August. Elixir’s plot brings a sense of familiarity to the recent NSA-whistleblower Edward Snowden citing that surveillance technology – intended for the purpose of monitoring national security threats – is being used on US citizens. Elixir reveals the innermost workings of the NSA and has readers on the edge of their seats from start to finish. “I think people will...
  • Ira Judelson The Fixer

    Jun 11, 2014 | 10 min
    From New York’s foremost bail bondsman with “over $30 million on the street” comes the story of a modern-day “fixer” who walks a fine line between hustler and humanitarian with clients ranging from the rich and famous to the mafia and gangs of New York. With from-the-gut prose, Ira Judelson sheds light on the highs and lows of the bondsman life. But Judelson is no process server. He sees himself as a sort of modern day “macher”—using his juice as a bail bondsman to help friends old and new out of jams wherever he can. He is also a keenly observant and wildly charismatic insider who’s seen it all. Prepare to be shocked, but also informed in The Fixer as Judelson reveals the unwritten laws of ...
  • Author Max Hawthorne On The Air

    Jun 8, 2014 | 16 min
  • Adam Corolla President Me

    Jun 7, 2014 | 11 min
  • Waves Trickles And Rob Schneider

    Jun 6, 2014 | 19 min
    I host a spiritual station on I Heart Radio. While reading scripts and layouts. In walks a visitor... Often accused of being extremely disconnected from the modern world of business success. I still stand straight up knowing bosses and business owners aren't leaders. They rob from the hardest working generation in history. They steal not just the money you deserve but your energy and everything that could and will make you beyond brilliant. walks actor comedian Rob Schneider. You gotta love radio and how being in the moment turns a pond into a cool place for bugs to hang out.
  • John Waters Carsick

    Jun 4, 2014 | 12 min
    Filmmaker, director and writer John Waters was born on April 22, 1946, in Baltimore, Maryland. Sometimes called the "King of Bad Taste" or the "Pope of Trash," Waters has built a reputation for shocking his audiences. Many of his films satirize suburban America as well as many social conventions and attitudes. He started out making short experimental films in the 1960s, often using friends as actors and holding small showings in offbeat locales. Roman Candle (1966), one of his early works, marked the first time Waters worked with Divine, an oversized, over-the-top transvestite. Turning to feature films, Waters made Mondo Trasho in 1969. Divine starred as a hit-and-run driver who looks after ...
  • Laurence Juber Guitar With Wings

    Jun 3, 2014 | 15 min
    Dalton Watson Fine Books is pleased to present Guitar With Wings: A Photographic Memoir by two time Grammy Award-winning artist Laurence Juber. Guitar With Wings is a lavishly produced book co-written by music historian Marshall Terrill and featuring a foreword by Denny Laine that tells the story of Juber’s five-decade career told through his own words, candid never-seen-before color and black & white photos, vintage advertising materials, guitars, equipment, memorabilia and the six-string legend’s encyclopedic musical memory. “In the thirty-something years since Wings folded I would look at the boxes of photographs and accumulated memorabilia, promising myself that one day I’d take the time...
  • The Todd Glass Situation

    Jun 3, 2014 | 14 min
    "I don’t really like saying that I’ve ‘come out of the closet,’" says comedian Todd Glass in THE TODD GLASS SITUATION: A Bunch of Lies About My Personal Life and a Bunch of True Stories About My 30-Year Career in Stand-Up Comedy (June 3, 2014/$25.00 hardcover). "Why couldn’t it be something a little more manly, like ‘stepping out of the garage’ or ‘busting out of the toolshed?’" THE TODD GLASS SITUATION shares Todd’s unique perspective as a stand-up comedian who spent the first 47 years of his life living in the closet/garage/toolshed. He provides an inside look at a 30+ year career at the top of the comedy world, tracing its ups and downs as he shares the stage with everyone from Jay Leno t...
  • B Whitefield & J Beard Remember The Time

    Jun 3, 2014 | 8 min
    On June 25th, 2009 Michael Jackson was found dead in his California home at the age of 50. What followed was a media circus of epic proportions with tabloids dredging up every piece of gossip collected throughout the span of Michael’s prolific career. Fast-forward five years after his death and Michael Jackson is still making headlines. Yet, what do we really know about Michael Jackson the man or Michael Jackson the father? With Remember the Time (Weinstein Books, June 3, 2014, Trade Cloth, $26.00) Bill Whitfield and Javon Beard unmask the man behind the myth and reveal a side of Jackson that until now has only been known to a select few. To the outside world Michael Jackson appeared to have...
  • How God Sees You

    Jun 1, 2014 | 43 min
    WELCOME TO UPSIDEDOWN CHURCH We are a new, life-giving church in Charlotte NC, that officially “launched” our Sunday worship services in January of 2013. Our mission is to turn our world upside down for Jesus Christ through a real, relevant and radical love for people. Check out our website to learn more about how you can partner with us to turn the city of Charlotte “Upside Down” with the love of Jesus!
  • Painting The Walls Like Julia Cameron

    May 31, 2014 | 4 min
    Being invisible is an art form
  • The Making Of Scrambled Eggs

    May 29, 2014 | 44 min
    I have hated myself for becoming a writer and yet not a day goes by that I don't embrace the end result of what writing has done for me. I had been tortured badly by producers in 2010 and knew my music was finally over. Really? Do you honestly believe you can turn this crap off?
  • Harvey Kubernik Turn Up The Radio

    May 29, 2014 | 13 min
    Combining oral and illustrated history with a connective narrative, Turn Up the Radio! captures the zeitgeist of the Los Angeles rock and pop music world between the years of 1956 and 1972. Featuring hundreds of rare and previously unpublished photographs and images of memorabilia, this collection highlights dozens of iconic bands and musicians, including the Doors, the Beach Boys, Buffalo Springfield, the Byrds, CSN, the Monkees, the Rolling Stones, Ike and Tina Turner, Elvis Presley, Eddie Cochran, Ritchie Valens, Sam Cooke, Neil Young, Joni Mitchell, Frank Zappa, Thee Midniters, Barry White, Sonny and Cher, and many others. But recording artists heard on the AM and FM dial are only one pa...
  • Greg Iles Natchez Burning

    May 28, 2014 | 14 min
    #1 New York Times bestselling author Greg Iles has earned outstanding critical praise and a legion of fans for his novels including The Quiet Game, Turning Angel, and Devil’s Punchbowl. Iles has shown he has incredible range is his ability to craft exceptional suspense novels featuring compelling, multidimensional characterization. Now, in the literary publishing event of the summer, Iles presents his most ambitious and powerful work to date with NATCHEZ BURNING (William Morrow/An Imprint of Harper CollinsPublishers; Pub date: April 29, 2014, ISBN 978-0-06-231107-8; $27.99 US/$34.99 Canada), the auspicious first volume in a trilogy featuring Penn Cage. A spectacular and grand epic novel that...
  • Joshua Scott Jones The Healing

    May 28, 2014 | 10 min
    Joshua Scott Jones Set to Release Debut Solo Album, The Healing, Exclusive Interview with PEOPLE Country Magazine On Stands Now NASHVILLE, Tenn. –- Joshua Scott Jones, best known as one half of the country duo Steel Magnolia, will release his debut solo album, The Healing, on Tuesday, June 3, 2014. The 11-track project is a collection of songs, which candidly retells the singer’s personal struggles and emotional journey over the last couple of years. Each track exposes the raw emotions he experienced since he started working on his solo material last year. "This has been a long time coming for me," he said. "I feel like it’s really a chance for my voice to be heard." Jones opened up about hi...
  • Col Ray L'Heurex Inside Marine One

    May 28, 2014 | 11 min
    INSIDE MARINE ONE :Four U.S. Presidents, One Proud Marine, and the World’s Most Amazing Helicopter Col. Ray "Frenchy" L’Heureux, USMC (Ret.) was in love with flying since he was a little boy. He built model planes and spent idle time daydreaming about someday flying his own. When he was twelve he received the most amazing gift he could have ever hoped for: flying lessons in a Cessna at the local airfield. When he was allowed to take over the controls for a brief period of the training session he was hooked for life. From that first moment controlling a plane, L’Heureux never could have dreamed that one day he would be flying Presidents and world leaders. In his exhilarating and joyful memoir...
  • History 300 IHeart Is There

    May 24, 2014 | 2 min
    Chef Larry Racin Food
  • Mike Boettcher The Hornets Nest

    May 22, 2014 | 11 min
    The Hornet’s Nest is a groundbreaking and immersive feature film, using unprecedented real footage to tell the story of an elite group of U.S. troops sent on a dangerous mission deep inside one of Afghanistan’s most hostile valleys. The film culminates with what was planned as a single day strike turning into nine intense days of harrowing combat against an invisible, hostile enemy in the country’s complex terrain where no foreign troops have ever dared to go before. Two embedded journalists, a father and son (Mike and Carlos Boettcher) bravely followed the troops through the fiercest and most blood-soaked battlegrounds of the conflict. What resulted is an intensely raw feature film experien...
  • Jason Kendall Throwback

    May 19, 2014 | 7 min
    Ever Wonder What’s Being Said at Home Plate? How a Team Silently Communicates? What Goes on in the Clubhouse Behind Closed Doors? America’s pastime has always left fans and amateur players alike yearning for the answers to questions about how pros play the game. Jason Kendall is an All-Star catcher who has seen just about everything during his years with the Pittsburgh Pirates, Oakland Athletics, Chicago Cubs, Milwaukee Brewers, and Kansas City Royals. He’s a player’s player, a guy with true grit--a throwback to another time with a unique view on the game that so many love. Reminiscent of such classics as BALL FOUR and MEN AT WORK, Jason Kendall and sportswriter Lee Judge team up to bring yo...
  • 3 Doors Down Like Never Before

    May 18, 2014 | 22 min
  • Carl Palmer

    May 17, 2014 | 10 min
  • Blake Harris Console Wars

    May 15, 2014 | 9 min
    Following the success of The Accidental Billionaires and Moneyball comes Console Wars—a mesmerizing, behind-the-scenes business thriller that chronicles how Sega, a small, scrappy gaming company led by an unlikely visionary and a team of rebels, took on the juggernaut Nintendo and revolutionized the video game industry. In 1990, Nintendo had a virtual monopoly on the video game industry. Sega, on the other hand, was just a faltering arcade company with big aspirations and even bigger personalities. But that would all change with the arrival of Tom Kalinske, a man who knew nothing about videogames and everything about fighting uphill battles. His unconventional tactics, combined with the bloo...
  • Willie Randolph The Yankee Way

    May 15, 2014 | 9 min
    "I don’t know if it is possible to love something too much, and maybe some people could say that my intensity and passion were responsible for both the highs and lows I experienced in each of my roles in the game. I will say this: I’d rather be hanged for my errors of commission than my errors of omission. Put another way, I’d rather lose because I cared too much than because I didn’t care enough." – Willie Randolph It Books is thrilled to publish former Yankee 2nd baseman Willie Randolph’s THE YANKEE WAY: Playing, Coaching, and My Life in Baseball (It Books; Hardcover; May 2014; ISBN 9780061450778; $26.99). Filled with sixteen pages of black-and-white photos, Randolph’s long awaited memoir ...
  • Bethany Hamilton Body And Soul

    May 14, 2014 | 13 min
    Bethany Hamilton has become a fitness expert by virtue of being a professional athlete who has excelled---and she's done it while overcoming incredible challenges. Whether you know Bethany or not, whether you surf or not, everyone has challenges, and in Body and Soul, Bethany shares some of her core experiences with body, mind and spirit. Sharing her expertise as an athlete, Body and Soul helps young girls develop a healthy lifestyle, understand their changing bodies, gain confidence, and establish a pattern of healthy living starting at a young age. This book includes workouts specially developed for young girls by Bethany’s personal trainer, recipes and information on healthy eating based ...
  • Adam Corolla President Me

    May 13, 2014 | 11 min
    Imagine a world where New York Times bestselling author, comedian, actor, television, and podcast host Adam Carolla is the President of the United States. Can’t do it? You don’t have to! Adam has done it for you! Podcast king Adam Carolla first shared his unique, but always funny world view in his New York Times bestseller In Fifty Years We’ll All Be Chicks—but he’s not done. In President Me, Carolla shares his vision for a different, better America free from big issues like big government down to small problems like hotel alarm clock placement. Running on an anti-narcissism platform, President Carolla calls for a return to the values of an earlier time when stew and casserole were on every ...
  • Ken Caillat The Making Of Rumors

    May 12, 2014 | 36 min
    Inside the making of one of the biggest-selling albums of all time: Fleetwood Mac's Rumours Fleetwood Mac's classic 1977 Rumours album topped the Billboard 200 for thirty-one weeks and won the Album of the Year Grammy. More recently, Rolling Stone named it the twenty-fifth greatest album of all time and the hit TV series Glee devoted an entire episode to songs from Rumours, introducing it to a new generation. Now, for the first time, Ken Caillat, the album's co-producer, tells the full story of what really went into making Rumours—from the endless partying and relationship dramas to the creative struggles to write and record ""You Make Loving Fun,"" ""Don't Stop,"" ""Go Your Own Way,"" ""The...
  • Kim Goldman Cant Forgive

    May 9, 2014 | 7 min
    Don’t tell her she needs to find closure. Don’t ask her to forgive and forget. When Kim was just 22, her older brother, Ron Goldman, was brutally killed by O.J. Simpson. Ron and Kim were very close, and her devastation was compounded by the shocking not guilty verdict that allowed a smirking Simpson to leave as a free man. It wasn't Kim’s first trauma. Her parents divorced when she was young, and she and Ron were raised by their father. Her mother kidnapped her, telling her that her father didn’t love her any more. When she was 14, she was almost blinded from severe battery acid burns on her face during an automobile accident, requiring three reconstructive surgeries. But none of these early...
  • Word Doodles

    May 9, 2014 | 5 min
    The act of wording doodling is nothing more than tossing thought onto paper without going back to erase. Just set the stuff free. Who cares how your perfection habits have destroyed your path! Who cares about what others may or might think! If God put you on this planet to please everyone... then you wouldn't be anything but sad. Your gift is that imagination. There are no rules except... if what you write offers injury to someone... get rid of it quickly. Those dark moments will come and go. But the act of word doodling will introduce you to a self that has always been there. This stuff will make you laugh, learn and live.

    May 8, 2014 | 10 min
    Simon & Schuster’s Touchtone imprint will publish Springfield’s fiction debut, MAGNIFICENT VIBRATION. Already receiving rave reviews, Booklist says, “Captivating, poignant, and hilarious, MAGNIFICENT VIBRATION proves that some of the most interesting stories can come from pretty unlikely places.” The deeply meaningful and over-the-top novel features a hero who has hit a dead end in his life but who serendipitously receives an 800 connection to God via an inscription in a mysterious self-help book and who just may have a shot at saving the planet. "The only good grades I ever got in school before I was kicked out were for creative writing,” says Springfield. “I thought that fiction might be i...
  • Ben and Jullianna Zobrist Double Play

    May 5, 2014 | 11 min
    BEN ZOBRIST AND HIS BOOK DOUBLE PLAY TAMPA BAY RAYS ALL-STAR MLB BASEBALL PLAYER BEN ZOBRIST AND POP MUSIC ARTIST/WIFE JULIANNA ZOBRIST TO RELEASE AUTOBIOGRAPHY All-Star MLB baseball player Ben Zobrist (Tampa Bay Rays) and pop artist wife Julianna Zobrist are gearing up for the release of their highly-anticipated autobiography Double Play. Co-written with best-selling author Mike Yorkey (Linspired: The Remarkable Rise of Jeremy Lin), Double Play will publish nationwide on April 1, 2014 through B&H Publishing Group, prior to the 2014 MLB season. Double Play is an autobiography that gives fans a remarkable look into the hearts of an athlete and artist whose talents and devotion to each other, ...
  • Dee Wallace Actress Author

    May 1, 2014 | 14 min
    Motivation can sometimes be the most misunderstood path. It's not that we don't know what it means. We just haven't figured out how to use the energy it generates. It becomes too easy to move back into those old pair of slippers. Some people ready novels and autobiographies. Others feast on the colorful curves of comics and fantasy. I've always loved books of motivation. To take what's being offered. And put air in its tires. To try out the spin in the wheels. To twist of the soul. The bend in the knees. Then put it outside this shell. As if to be giving away a slice of hot fresh southern style pecan pie. Dee Wallace is a blast! Instead of racing into the pages expecting an instant change. S...
  • Darren Davis Bon Jovi Comic Book

    May 1, 2014 | 28 min
    Bluewater Productions announced the third release comic book biography for “Rock Music Month” featuring lives of famous rock musicians. Bon Jovi is the recent musician who will be illustrated be part of the popular biography series. Fame: Bon Jovi is released on April 29nd in print as well as digital. For “Rock Music Month” Bluewater this month has released bio comic books on Kurt Cobain and Freddie Mercury in their Tribute series. Written and drawn by Jayfri Hashim, the story of Bon Jovi retold in this comic book. This story of New Jersey’s favorite musicians Bon Jovi, who survived three decades of trials and tribulation. Bluewater goes back to the early years of the band and how frontman J...
  • Scrambled Egg Shells Chapter 13

    Apr 28, 2014 | 7 min
    In November of 2012 I gave up all my blogging to put focus on a book idea. Throughout the past weeks becoming months. The mission has been to find the digital e-book reader. To locate their path of decision making. Only to learn. Books aren't being finished. What? This is but one page of Chapter 13 of Scramble Eggs. Two friends. Their years together challenged by age. In separate places they stand. Their lives completely on un-level places of performance. Read more about the book plus hear all my interviews with the writers that have reached publication and beyond.
  • William R Forstchen Pillar To The Sky

    Apr 26, 2014 | 23 min
    Pillar To The Sky - A Novel by William R. Forstchen The New York Times Bestselling Author of One Second After A NASA-Inspired Work of Fiction "It is difficult to say what is impossible, for the dream of yesterday is the hope of today and the reality of tomorrow.” —Dr. Robert H. Goddard "The story of a world sinking into apocalypse, which can only be saved by a radical and terrifying experiment . . . A fascinating, fiercely passionate, razor-sharp thriller full of innovative insights, high-tension suspense and cutting-edge science.” —Douglas Preston, #1 bestselling author of Impact "Snappy storytelling that is utterly engaging. The concepts are intriguing—the possibilities endless.” —Steve Be...
  • Paul Stanley Face The Music

    Apr 24, 2014 | 12 min
    To write or not write. Julia Cameron says it's your right to write. And yet it takes a lifetime to pick up a writing instrument. For four decades. Paul Stanley of KISS has been written about. But he's never poured ink stains into the veins of a living tree based on telling, sharing and exposing the soul that has given him to right...what others have written off as wrong. Face The Music from Paul Stanley. Now available... The voices we hear while reading nearly next to never match the tune of the author. We begin. With someone you know. We are Unplugged and Totally Uncut with Paul Stanley.
  • Bob Harper The Skinny Rules

    Apr 22, 2014 | 9 min
    In The Skinny Rules, super-motivator Bob Harper introduced the twenty nonnegotiable eating and lifestyle principles that pave the way to quick and permanent weight loss. Since then, thousands of fans asked for more guidance and inspiration! SKINNY MEALS answers the call, delivering 100 new flavorful and Skinny Rules-abiding recipes and a month’s worth of new menu plans that will satisfy you at every meal. SKINNY MEALS makes it easy to enjoy all of your favorite foods while slimming down (and keeping the weight off) with recipes for a terrific variety of power breakfasts, lean lunches, thinner dinners and satisfying snacks. Bob’s simple tips for “supercharging” select recipes ensure that you’...
  • RL Keller Mans Rejection Of God

    Apr 22, 2014 | 33 min
    Man’s Rejection of God: Who’s Responsible? In an easy-to-understand writing style, R. L. Keller takes an objective look at the world’s three main religions, besides Judaism and Christianity, in his latest thought-provoking book, Man’s Rejection of God: Who’s Responsible? (WestBow Press), and encourages readers to give serious thought to their own personal relationship with God. While Christians often get painted with a broad brush and labeled as being judgmental, hypocritical, even self-righteous, there is also an element of envy for those who believe there is a place in Heaven for them through Jesus Christ. The author paints a simple picture of Jesus and underscores it with memorable quotes...
  • Renee Graziano Playing With Fire

    Apr 21, 2014 | 11 min
    The author knows this lifestyle firsthand: She is the daughter of one of the most famous mobsters of our day, with an ex-husband now in witness protection, and a trail of “connected” boyfriends a mile long. RENEE GRAZIANO is the star of Mob Wives and perhaps the show’s most compelling character. She is divorced from Hector Pagan, Jr., who was exposed as an FBI informant, and with whom she has a son, A.J. She’s been the subject of feature articles in People, US Weekly, In Touch, Vibe, and OK!, and appeared on The View, GMA, Extra, and many more.
  • Paul Stanley Reads From New Book

    Apr 19, 2014 | 10 min
    Rock n Roll Hall of Fame inductee Paul Stanley has waited forty years to share the journey. His autobiography A Life Exposed is available now. On Thursday April 17, 2014 he'll join me on I Heart Radio in a feature called Unplugged and Totally Uncut. In Face the Music, Paul Stanley—the co-founder and famous “Starchild” frontman of KISS—reveals for the first time the incredible highs and equally incredible lows in his life both inside and outside the band. Face the Music is the shocking, funny, smart, inspirational story of one of rock’s most enduring icons and the group he helped create, define, and immortalize. Stanley mixes compelling personal revelations and gripping, gritty war stories th...
  • What Does Go Mean

    Apr 11, 2014 | 8 min
    We aren't a lazy nation. We aren't followers. We aren't biding our time so others may break down the walls for us. What are we then? Misunderstood. A world over saturated with too much opportunity and not enough leaders to show you the way. Go! Go be you! Go do everything you want to be!
  • Robert Gleason The Nuclear Terrorist

    Apr 10, 2014 | 31 min
    According to Gleason, too many U.S. officials prefer to profit off rogue states instead of opposing their nuclear programs and protecting our country from the very real possibility that terrorists will stage a nuclear bombing on American soil. He takes no prisoners in establishing how time and time again both the Bush and Obama administrations have placed politics and profit margins over public safety: Out of office, Donald Rumsfeld worked for a company that tried to sell nuclear reactors to North Korea; Dick Cheney's firm, Halliburton, helped to build up Iran and Iraq's energy sectors, and President Obama's administration is assisting in efforts to sell high-tech nuclear reactors to Saudi A...
  • Word Curses Are Accepted Behavior

    Apr 8, 2014 | 4 min
    Your worst judgment isn't you against yourself. It's lazy writers that haven't the time to envision the painted photograph that being a great writer once presented. The best way to get around the evil doings of a sharp tongued demander. A word curse! Upon the pages that which you write.
  • Darren Davis Kurt Cobain Comic Book

    Apr 3, 2014 | 21 min
    Bluewater Productions announced plans to release a new comic book biography on the life of Kurt Cobain who will be part of the popular Tribute series. Tribute: Kurt Cobain is released on April 2nd on the anniversary of his passing. The comic book will be available in print & digital. Written and drawn by Jayfri Hashim, the story of Kurt Cobain retold in this comic book. Nirvana front man’s life from his early days to his battle with overwhelming fame and the pain he suffers mentally and emotionally. Tortured by success and struggled with an addiction to drugs before his death at the age of 27 twenty years ago. Kurt Cobain music lives on till this day. “The Tribute line of comic books tells t...
  • Julia Cameron The Artist Way

    Apr 3, 2014 | 36 min
    It would be impossible for anyone to count the exact number of lives that have been freed by the simple touch of a writing instrument. Allowing the wind to move through you is no different than a mountain feeling its got the strength to keep the sun from warming a special place on earth. Whispers of fear and doubt clog the seasons from moving toward avenues of peace. Then God said, "Julia... I need you. Are you available?" IHEARTRADIO will save 25% on The Artist's Way Video Course at and will never expire Her books
  • Julia Cameron On I Heart Radio

    Mar 25, 2014 | 2 min
  • Author and Humanitarian Sylvia Anthony 2

    Mar 24, 2014 | 21 min
    I lecture every week on Broadcasting campuses vowing to make a difference with tomorrows vocal and writing champions. The connection required in a social networking society is based on one rule: Never take your eyes, ears nose and desire off what really counts... real people. There's a side of this nation that politics aren't interested in and yet every day more faces and voices fall into the valley below. From the ashes of failure comes not a super hero. She'll kick your butt for calling her one. A single woman of 84 led by the word of God. Email address
  • Creative Leader

    Mar 21, 2014 | 7 min
    Being open with my creative flow has taken decades to shape. More importantly to trust. The view of what you see inside your imagination doesn't belong to you. It's how the universe speaks. To keep it is selfish. But how do you wade through judgment?
  • Author Kelsey Rae Vocal Trash

    Mar 19, 2014 | 17 min
    April is Earth Month and what better way to celebrate than to remind people of the little things they can do, day-in and day-out, to help save our planet. Meet Vocal Trash, also known as The Voice of the Trash, a highly skilled performance troupe who uses one-of-a-kind upcycled instruments, coupled with song and dance, to entertain and inspire. The group's lead singer turned author, Kelsey Rae has penned a children's book to complement the group's message, THINK . Before You Throw It Away. Additionally Steve Linder, creator and producer of Vocal Trash, has written a song by the same name. Music in harmony with the environment. This is Vocal Trash. Potential media angle: • Top 5 Instruments t...
  • Author Robyn Hatcher

    Mar 17, 2014 | 37 min
    Standing Ovation Presentations: Knowing Your ActorType Holds the Secret to Stellar Communication New York, NY, March 11, 2014 – When Robyn Hatcher talks, people listen. And that comes as no surprise given her groundbreaking approach to breaking barriers for people who struggle with speaking in small and large groups. Hatcher has formulated a no-fail equation for mastering public speaking in her book, Standing Ovation Presentations (Motivational Press). Hatcher reveals that communication is an art form in itself and that every person has an ActorType or some combination of the nine ActorTypes: Hero, Villain, Innocent, Sex Symbol, Curmudgeon, Whiz Kid, Super Hero, Buddy and Comic. "Public spea...
  • The Calling To Write Vows

    Mar 14, 2014 | 7 min
    The missing lyric within the chapters of love growing forward. Is romance. A beautiful moment that forever holds the hearts and memories of two people in love is their wedding day. And yet. Vows almost never include the mind body and soul of their relationship. Weddings have evolved into a process of "Insert name here." Then it happened. Someone asked the Poet with a pen to set free his reasons to find a path that includes...everybody.
  • Author Boo Walker

    Mar 13, 2014 | 21 min
    Lowcountry Punch: Just The Ticket For Armchair Travelers Hankering For The Sultry South Benton City, WA, March 10, 2014 – If you're sick of winter weather, take a trip to Charleston, SC, rated #1 city in the US for three years running by the Condé Nast Traveler Reader's Choice Awards. You won't even need to leave home. Boo Walker's Lowcountry Punch (Sandy Run Press) evokes Charleston's gritty side and its charm so vividly the city itself is essential to the cast of characters. In Lowcountry Punch, DEA Agent T.A. Reddick leaves Miami for Charleston, SC after one of the worst nights of his life. He's hoping a return to his roots will heal a wounded heart and the guilt of killing a friend. The ...
  • View From My Writing Instrument Six

    Mar 11, 2014 | 5 min
    I've been invited to speak to elementary schools to high schools to colleges. Writing isn't what I do. It's what I live. Why wouldn't I want to help the closet writer lift their creative flow toward a brighter sun? Through writing I've helped major businesses locate success. Couples use my words as their wedding vows. Song lyrics to posted notes. I was just as much afraid as you are. But who opened that platform?
  • Defense Secretary Robert Gates

    Mar 10, 2014 | 16 min
    #1 New York Times Best Seller, Duty: Memoirs of a Secretary at War Fmr. Defense Secretary Robert M. Gates Discusses His Service Spanning Two Administrations. WHAT: From the former secretary of defense, a strikingly candid, vividly written account of his experience serving Presidents George W. Bush and Barack Obama during the wars in Iraq and Afghanistan. Before Robert M. Gates received a call from the White House in 2006, he thought he’d left Washington politics behind. After working for six presidents in both the CIA and the National Security Council, he was happy in his role as president of Texas A his effort to help Bush turn the tide in Iraq; his role as a guiding, and often dissenting, ...
  • Author Deborah Schwartz

    Mar 6, 2014 | 24 min
    To take a chapter or several from your life...then put it on display. Takes guts. To build bridges to a wandering generation of Twitter addicted daily updates requires a writer that harnesses not control but belief in the success and well being of the person that picked up the book. Where are the great women leaders? Margaret Thatcher, Indira Ghandi, Eleanor Roosevelt. There are thousands of women striving to find leadership. But why isn't it millions? What's keeping the turning points of America from becoming a nation lead by a woman? Woman On Top: Learning to Crawl Again and Finding Out You Have the Strength to Run New York, NY, March 4, 2014 - Deborah Schwartz's Woman On Top is the triump...
  • Author Pat Williams

    Mar 4, 2014 | 20 min
    Wouldn't it be great if we could walk through life and shop for the things that would make it unforgettably beautiful. Today more than ever...friends and family members say, "Wow...I guess we've reached the point where the body starts to fall apart." And when it happens it's completely natural to get mad at God. And yet he keeps loving you unconditionally. What would you say if God took the hand of a willing student and taught him how prepare millions of men and women around the world how to prepare for cancer. Pat Williams, senior VP of the NBA's Orlando Magic, is an extraordinary man. Considered one of America's top motivational speakers and leadership authors, he has completed 58 marathon...
  • Author and Humanitarian Sylvia Anthony

    Feb 27, 2014 | 36 min
    I quit questioning God and began to follow the path that's always been there. And because I am no longer blind. I was introduced to Sylvia Anthony... Age Is Definitely 'Just A Number' For This Energetic And Determined 84-Year-Old Woman Boston, MA, February 4, 2014 - Sylvia Anthony believes 'the golden years' are a time to gear up and get busy, not relax and take it easy. She has faced many hardships in her 84 years, but they seem to have made her stronger and more determined. As founder and president of Sylvia's Haven, a shelter for women and children near Boston, she has helped transform over 1084 lives in the past 27 years. While she hasn't been paid for the past four years, Sylvia wouldn'...
  • Dr. Jacquie Americas Marriage Coach

    Feb 27, 2014 | 26 min
    Dr. Jacqueline Del Rosario available to discuss methods that foster strong and enduring unions, including tips for maximizing couple interaction, getting a troubled relationship back on track, dealing with ‘family meddling’, warning signs of emotional and physical infidelity, and more Relationships fall by the wayside every day because couples lack the fortitude to withstand inevitable conflict and seasonal maturation. Even the first few so-called “honeymoon years” of a new relationship can be more like “boot camp” fraught with anxiety, tension and battles as two independent lives attempt to merge into one harmonious alliance. To help both new and enduring relationships not only survive but ...
  • Scrambled Egg Shells Part Twelve

    Feb 26, 2014 | 7 min
    In chapter twelve Ocean Child meets with her longtime friend JC to talk of John's every chancing way. She brings with her a gift. JC doesn't seem so interested. Wanting answers more than flowers.
  • Author and Artist Jacqueline Ripstein

    Feb 24, 2014 | 41 min
    I always knew my decisions were different. There was to be no sports nor reasons to wanna to run wild and free outdoors. Why should I? Where I wanted to be was inside art. Since second grade I've spent hours trying to get to know the image in the mirror. I'm lead into the circle of another Artist. Held are the un-perfected lines of change. We laugh. We relate. We embrace. Jacqueline Ripstein Fine Artist & Author Art Healing Pioneer & World Peace Envoy *United Nations ECOSOC representative of the International Association of Educators for World Peace. Facebook --> http:/
  • Author Jackie Carpenter

    Feb 24, 2014 | 36 min
    Self-defense or murder? This is what a Florida jury must decide in yet the latest Stand Your Ground trial. While the preface of the law is to provide citizens the right to protect themselves against violence, it's questionable if the law is truly protecting the innocent. Just ask Jackie Carpenter. Her worst fear became her reality when her son was wrongly accused of murder in a widely publicized trial. Now Jackie's story is on the big screen in a new movie, Stand Your Ground: A Cry For Justice.
  • Author John Havik

    Feb 17, 2014 | 39 min
    Get Up To Speed On The Daytona 500 And The Authentic Early Story: The Ghosts Of NASCAR Stone Mountain, GA, January 20, 2014 – Who won the first Daytona 500? Fans still debate whether it was Midwestern champion Johnny Beauchamp, declared the victor at the finish line, or longtime NASCAR driver Lee Petty, declared the official winner a few days after the race. It's all here in The Ghosts of NASCAR: The Harlan Boys And The First Daytona 500 (University of Iowa Press). Author John Havick puts the controversial finish under a microscope. After interviewing scores of people, analyzing film of the race, and poring over newspaper accounts he presents all of the evidence. It's also a much bigger stor...
  • Author Erika Grey

    Feb 11, 2014 | 35 min
    I grew up fearing the art of growing up. Preacher's pushed into my head and heart every reason to be afraid of walking into an unknown future. The world would one day be at war. How did I know this? I'm from Montana. Home of the Minute Man Missile. Those fire rockets were in my my backyard pointed straight for the soul of Russia. Today more than ever...the world has returned to a very dangerous state of discussion. Or has it? One third of the Bible is prophetic. The Bible's last book, the Revelation, predicts the events leading to the end of the world. It provides the details for the Tribulation, which occurs during a seven year period of wars, plagues, earthquakes and calamites, which end i...
  • Mindless Photos Of Nothingness

    Feb 7, 2014 | 6 min
    What is a photograph? What are the stories being shared? What if a photograph didn't hide inside digital devices? What happens to the photograph when it falls off the wall? The song featured comes from my new book and cd Scrambled Eggs. The song is titled The Photograph
  • This is I Heart Radio

    Feb 6, 2014 | 2 min
  • Armchair Quarterbacks Kill Dreams

    Feb 6, 2014 | 7 min
    I wish I could take back all the words I've put down on a single page. I wish I never became a writer. I wish the art of expression had skipped over me. I wish. I wish. I wish. But in the end. It doesn't matter. We were all born to write. The song featured at the end comes from my cd 15 Pieces from a Faceless Beast. The song was inspired by and written about Julia Cameron. The author of The Artist Way. I can't imagine life today without that single day in Santa Barbara where my eyes met her pages. Nothings ever been the same. I've never been blessed with the opportunity to meet Julia. I've talked with Yoko, David Crosby, Tommy Shaw of Styx, Queen and the funniest people on earth. But I've ne...
  • Author Dr Peter Sacco

    Feb 4, 2014 | 25 min
    Find Out Why He Might Not Be True To You In Madonna Complex: Why Men Are Wired To Cheat NYC, NY, January 28, 2014 – It's a documented fact: a surprising number of men cheat on their partners (see Now, noted psychologist and author Peter Sacco and sex therapist Dr. Debra Laino offer readers the straightforward reasoning and causes for cheating and a discussion on what is sometimes viewed as "acceptable" cheating. Madonna Complex: Why Men Are Wired To Cheat is now available online from Chipmunk Publishing. "Here's what it looks like sometimes,” Sacco says. "She lays on the floor sobbing. She just found out -- he's been cheating. Not once, not thrice, but for years! He s...
  • Scrambled Egg Shells Part Eleven

    Jan 31, 2014 | 7 min
    Writing a book inside a world fed by a need to be on Face Book and Twitter borrows from the imagination its desire to want to hear the voices that helped influence the writer to put words on paper. In chapter eleven John is deeply challenge by the lack of his being. He still hears music. But has no way of recognizing the person that's putting the lyrics between his lips. Listen to other chapters:
  • God Isn't Found

    Jan 24, 2014 | 8 min
    There are no posters that scream: Wanted! There's never a piece of paper hung from a telephone pole shouting: Lost. Stop saying, "I found God" You found you.
  • Nikki Sixx Interview Coming

    Jan 24, 2014 | 1 min
  • Eight Year Old Author: Jaxon

    Jan 24, 2014 | 13 min
    Writer's can tell you exactly where they were when oddly shaped words began to fall from their fingerprints onto pages. Right away writer's feel odd and unaccepted. Nobody else in class or on the block is doing it. When you speak openly about it barely a soul can relate or they pampered by the ever so kind, "That's do nice." I wrote my first book in the second grade. It was my passion to write books that kept me from dropping out of school in the eleventh grade. Teacher's that took the time to recognize my difference were actually the opening in the mountain that has grown into a Broadcasting career that stretches around the world. Then one day. Fifty one chapters into my life. I'm introduce...
  • Author Robbie Gallaty

    Jan 22, 2014 | 31 min
    Building stronger churches is all about forging relationships. Robby Gallaty knows how to do just that, and he's got an unforgettable personal story. His new book, Growing Up: How To Be A Disciple Who Makes Disciples, recently placed #1 Best Seller on, Christian Books Churches and Church Leadership (Church Leadership) and Ministry and Evangelism (Discipleship), and #3 in Churches and Church Leadership (Pastoral Resources).
  • Author and Artist Nikolas Allen

    Jan 21, 2014 | 18 min
    Writers, canvas artists, musicians, chefs and speed demons on freeways made for delivering victory share two things in common. The art of passion. A willingness to let someone steal their art. Whoa... hold on a second. We are starving artists! Being creative is more fun when there's others around you that can relate. People that have lived the path. The makers and mind travelers that have nearly figured out a way to connect to people they don't know. What is a starving artist? Can it be prevented? Who creates the starving artist?
  • Daily Writing And Why

    Jan 14, 2014 | 4 min
    Since 1994 the importance of Daily Writing has kept a middle aged man's mind wide open with achieving possibility. Six published books. Radio and television commercials heard around the world. Blogs that have landed on the laptops of foreign keepers with ambitions to be free to write. Endless are the levels of inspiration. Unconditional the love for writing becomes when the choice to write daily becomes not a habit but a legacy of who you've become. My mentor has always been the author of The Artist Way Julia Cameron.
  • Scrambled Egg Shells Part Ten

    Jan 7, 2014 | 9 min
    Several years have passed. A public outing and barely a person recognizes the whereabouts of there being history. The three friends. In one place. Not a moment. But a shared existence. Gratefulness with there being fear. The fear of never knowing if such a walk through a New York park will or could ever happen again.
  • Comedian John Heffron On The Air

    Jan 2, 2014 | 34 min
    I've always believed the most creative, completely in touch authors on the planet are comedians. They live the life of the real American. They study the path of the modern word. The send out vibrations that influence and or motivate the passerby to take steps forward. Comedian John Heffron has penned out an incredible tool with Topher Morrison: I Come To You From The Future.
  • The Hider

    Dec 31, 2013 | 9 min
    The arrival of a thought. To write or not. Trusting. Believing. Fearing and doubting. Why does it seem so easy for other writer's to let go of what falls from their fingers? How can you begin to grow forward?
  • Make Like

    Dec 26, 2013 | 6 min
    It's not that I don't celebrate the holidays. I do so everyday! But once November to January appear on the map. I tend to run away from people and oddly shaped cookies. I've grown tired of the "Make Like's" of the world. Family, friends, coworkers and people you'll never see again that "Make Like" they embrace love, life and all things in between. We. Everyone of us. A united nation. We "Make Like" a lot. Then judge. The song featured at the end was inspired by the word formations and sketches featured in my latest book Scramble Eggs. The song is called Photograph.
  • View From My Writing Instrument Five

    Dec 23, 2013 | 14 min
    Most teachers command, "There are rules you have to live by in order to be looked upon as being a writer." Writer's are faith keepers. But for how long? How many brilliant writers fell short of living up their expectations due to the casting of opinion by readers that elected not to travel the trail of tales invited to the surface by the writer? There are just as many writing styles as there are different animals on the face of the planet. Keeping you from believing in yourself is an addiction to acceptance. What if you believed in the style of writing you were given at birth? What if what you hold just needed support from the body that's been carrying it around hidden in a soul no longer st...
  • Scrambled Egg Shells Chapter Nine

    Dec 19, 2013 | 8 min
    In Chapter Nine. John, Tailor the Mender and Facts the Figure return to the recording studio. John's is drawn away from the circle by a smartphone call. Tailor and Facts know he isn't speaking to anyone. Yet his reactions to the conversation are extremely real. Rather than interrupt John. Tailor the Mender and Facts the Figure text message each other. Follow the journey of how this book is coming to life:
  • View From My Writing Instrument Four

    Dec 18, 2013 | 7 min
    Being part of a creative circle. Doesn't guarantee the journey. Getting locked into an outlet. The mental overthrowing of all things normal. In reality. Is the very reason why most people choose not to be creative. I'm not in the mood. Isn't "Art" a mood? Writing. The act of setting the mood? Moodiness. A person blessed with the opportunity to feel the shapes of multiple collaborations.
  • Author Jack Dillard

    Dec 17, 2013 | 42 min
    Short stories wrapped up in a digital box sits closer to a fast paced reader than hoisting flags over a car dealership. Marketing is marketing. Without it? Silence is put to the test. What happens when a brilliantly gifted copywriter stays true to skills of catch and release? Isn't that what authors do? The words that fall off their fingers onto computer screens are flying fish correct? Author Jack Dillard is a Poet with a connection to turning word play into short stories. This being the 125th anniversary of Van Gogh's ear being ripped from the shreds of everyday then placed into history. Jack gets to digitally enhance your smartphone and Kindle with ample places to park your imagination. h...
  • Scrambled Egg Shells Chapter Eight

    Dec 17, 2013 | 5 min
    In Chapter Eight John, Tailor the Mender and Facts the Figure are inside a recording studio agreeing their past is no longer worth the weight of being judged. Without witness they become one.
  • Scrambled Egg Shells Chapter Eight

    Dec 17, 2013 | 2 min
    In Chapter Eight John, Tailor the Mender and Facts the Figure are inside a recording studio agreeing their past is no longer worth the weight of being judged. Without witness they become one.
  • Author Constance Corcoran Wilson

    Dec 16, 2013 | 39 min
    Normally I play by the modern Social Networking rules of keeping interviews locked in at eight to seventeen minutes. I not only broke the basic principals of keeping true to your busy life and style. But you're gonna have to put this show on hold a couple of times to endure the full landscape of who Constance Corcoran Wilson is as an author, teacher and true American Hero. Her seasons are of many. Through every change of color there's been challenge, victory and newer ways to write the multitudes of expression. The interview runs roughly 38 minutes. If you're a teacher grab paper and pen and take notes. If you're a writer then expect to learn new ways to bend sentences. If you're a reader an...
  • Scrambled Egg Shells Chapter Eight

    Dec 12, 2013 | 2 min
    In Chapter Eight John, Tailor the Mender and Facts the Figure are inside a recording studio agreeing their past is no longer worth the weight of being judged. Without witness they become one.
  • Author Sandra Boynton On The Air

    Dec 10, 2013 | 17 min
    I fall deeper in love with being an author when the children holding to the writing instrument dress up in adult clothes and the rest of the creative world plays along. Sandra Boynton gets it. The importance of writing has the ability to reach beyond the pages or flat screen of a book. Her sixth flow of thought combines Country and Western performed not only by the edge of her skillful ability to connect readers to poetic expression. But the number of modern artists that participated makes me feel like I just interview Will Rogers.
  • Author Max Hawthorne On The Air

    Dec 9, 2013 | 16 min
    It's the end of the year and the mirror is telling you to lose weight! Get in shape! The television and radio have been overthrown by gyms screaming, "We can rebuild you!" But... the majority of your experiences have been negative more than positive. Max Hawthorne has left the big business of working out at the door and taken on the challenge of keep your goals and pocket book in shape. Name of Book: Memoirs of a Gym Rat: Sex, Drugs and Barbell Curls Guest Website: Facebook:
  • Scrambled Egg Shells Part Seven

    Dec 5, 2013 | 5 min
    In this chapter John and Ocean Child playfully walk the streets of of New York City. They greet everyone with warmth and smiles. One passerby takes note of John. He's shy and decides to stay away. Until the moment John calls for him to cross the street. John learns of the young mans father crossing paths with him in chapters already written.
  • Tom Delonge On The Air

    Dec 3, 2013 | 11 min
    Blink 182's/Angels & Airwaves' Tom Delonge has released a new children's book The Lonely Astronaut On Christmas Eve. San Diego’s Rady Children’s Hospital at
  • View From My Writing Instrument Three

    Dec 2, 2013 | 4 min
    The attempt to write. The temptation is called "Attempt-tation" Once free. You've given permission for the passerby to judge and or say things extremely nice without truly meaning it. The attempt-tation continues. Creative thoughts are forever. You can't turn off a wanderer's heart. The more you attempt to hide. To silence. To blend back into normalism. The more find yourself cheating on the true picture. Attempt-tation isn't one of the seven deadly sins and its sure not part of the 10 Commandments. You have permission to attempt creative flow.
  • Scrambled Egg Shells Part Six

    Nov 26, 2013 | 4 min
    John and Tailor are in New York City. Sitting on a street side city bench. Sharing conversation about silence. John tries to blame his reasons for not communicating on everything but the true answer. Follow the journey of The Making of Scrambled Eggs
  • Our Silent Goodbye

    Nov 22, 2013 | 5 min
    Multitudes of visions run swiftly through my dreams. Some so powerful that you're forced out of bed to write. And so I do. This is one such story that fell from my writing instrument. I asked no questions. I offered no change in the ending. I closed my daily writing after it was finished. The only time I've returned was to record it in 1998. Just to hear the voice that once spoke to my heart. It sounded too much like mine. So I put the project away.
  • Author Tim English On The Air

    Nov 21, 2013 | 23 min
    I've never been just a "Jock." Radio has always been my performance. Not a gig. Not a job. To reach listeners its been my 34 year goal to locate the keys that opens their imagination. That means a lot of research has gone into knowing the artists that make a listener move through life. I was on the air before the internet was born. That means I had to use books to make my connection. Tim English has a new title that also connects dot. The music of the 1960's and how the titles of four icons spoke out to them in ways history has never talked about. Until now... Website: www.PopologyTheBook Twitter: @TimEnglishBooks Facebook:
  • Success Invites Pain

    Nov 21, 2013 | 7 min
    A great friend once told me that God gives you three big breaks in life. The goal is to catch the break before it disappears. What is success? In 1985 I penned out a song that was intended to rip from my soul what the razor blades couldn't. Accepted Behavior Of Randomly Tight Invitations Of Numbness. The problem with being creative is the constant fear of the next step being the worst pain ever felt.
  • Author Tammy Darnell On The Air

    Nov 20, 2013 | 25 min
    I've always believed the next great writer's holding classic American novels will be the voices hidden away in places of assumed safety. It takes guts to write. Passion to bring chapters together. Loyalty and determination to push your book toward an editor. And sheer insanity to make it available for the world to attach their Kindles to. Tammy Darnell paints more than just a picture of a real America, She's lived the life and wastes no time in sharing the funny tales of what its like to be a waitress. Laughter, Life Lessons and Logic from the Culinary Catwalk Diva Queen of the Waitress World: For anyone who eats or works in a restaurant, Tammy Darnell thinks that reading her Laughter, Life ...

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