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Authors:Sjraar van Heugten, with contributions by Joan Greer & Ted Gott

Publisher: Princeton University Press

ISBN: 9780691179711

Author:Kristen Lee, EdD,LICSW

Publisher:Health Communications, Inc.

ISBN:978-07573-2059-0 welcomes as our guest filmmaker, author and owner of Visual Arts Entertainment, Shane Stanley. Shane is best known for executive producing the #1 Box Office hit Gridiron Gang starring Dwayne "The Rock" Johnson for Sony Pictures and directing music videos. Stanley won a production Emmy Award at sixteen, and a second at nineteen for his work on The Desperate Passage Series. He made his directorial debut with his own screenplay A Sight for Sore Eyes.
Recently, Shane has authored What you don't learn in Film School: A Complete Guide To (Independent) Film Making.

Author: Shane Stanley

Publisher:  Independently published (January 31, 2018)

ISBN: 9781976986468

Author: Kia Corthron
Publisher: Seven Stories Press
ISBN: 978-160980-657-6

Author: Andy Siegel

Publisher: Rockwell Press

ISBN: 978-1-9815-5334-1

AUTHOR: Jenn McKinlay

PUBLISHER: Berkley Prime Crime

ISBN: 978-0399583834

Authors: Daniel Otte and Carin Thom

Publisher: Austin Macauley

ISBN: 978-1-78693-298-3

Author: Bobby Whisnand

Publisher: Inspire On Purpose Publishing

ISBN: 978-1-941782-44-6

Author: Lois W. Stern

Publisher: Tales2Inspire

ISBN: 1518678793

Author: Dan Hill
Publisher: Sensory Logic Books
ISBN: 978-0-9997416-2-3

An opening for authors looking for ways to introduce a new character or situation they haven’t considered before. So, I offer this example from my second week of grief. One thing I noticed was by choosing one rather tight setting, I was able to spread out some characteristics of my late wife in a rather succinct way:

Authors: Ken Blanchard and Renee Broadwell

Publisher: Berrett-Kroehler Publishers
ISBN: 978-1-52309-396-0

Author: Andy Siegel

Publisher: Rockwell Press

ISBN: 978-1-9815-5337-2

Author: Brian J. Greenberg

Publisher: Morgan James Publishing

ISBN:  978-1-68350-597-6 welcomes as our guest musician, band leaders and song writer, Nevard Tellalian. Nevard started playing piano by ear at age five, and became a professional musician, band leader, songwriter before the age of twenty and a former Island recording artist.

Her main instrument is the piano, and she plays the guitar, and has said she is able to play the blues harp, “but not expect Little Walter.” Nevard as recently published her memoir, Musical Road Kills: And Other Tales. Some With Morals, Some Without

Author: Nevard Tellalian

Publisher: Just Ain't Write Books

ISBN: 9781732015517 welcomes as our guest, Andreas Algava co-author of 600 Days in Hiding.  

Andreas was born in Thessaloniki Greece also familiarly known as Salonika. When he was sixteen months old, Hitler's forces invaded his country of birth and for six hundred days, with the help of some Christian friends, he, his parents and grandparents hid from the Nazis. 

Authors: Andreas Algava with Daniel Levine

Publisher: For Passion Publishing Company, LLC

ISBN: 9781983462542 welcomes as our guest Emmy Award-Winning Writer Mark Zaslove.

Throughout his career Mark has served as writer, producer, voice director, story editor, and live action director. He creates content for all major studios, including Disney, Universal, Paramount, and Warner Bros.

A two-time Emmy Award winner for writing/producing, and a recipient of the Humanities Prize (for writing about uplifting human values in television and movies), he also writes short fiction and has served as a senior editor on various magazines.

Mark has recently published his debut novel, Death and Taxes. welcomes as our guest, best-selling author, Larry Jeram-Croft author of the Jacaranda trilogy and the Jon Hunt Series. Larry spent thirty years in the Royal Navy as a helicopter pilot and engineer. He then worked in industry for seven years before retiring. When he retired, he and his wife bought a yacht and went to live in the Caribbean. It was this experience that led to the idea for his Jacaranda trilogy.

Author: Ellison Cooper

Publisher: Minotaur Books

ISBN: 978-1-250-18736-9

Author: Sylvain Neuvel

Publisher: Del Rey Books

ISBN: 9780399180118

Author: J. Ronald M. York

Publisher: St. Broadway Press

ISBN: 978-0-9982734-4-0

Some Sage Advice From a Seasoned Writer


Author: Gérôme Truc

Publisher: Polity Press

ISBN: 978-1-5095-2034-3 welcomes as our guest, Dennis Meredith author of science thrillers The Rainbow Virus, Wormholes: A Novel, Solomon's Freedom, The Cerulean's Secret and The Happy Chip and his most recent one, The Neuromorphs.

His novels seek to extrapolate real-world science into compelling stories that speculate on their ultimate implications.

Author: Boston Teran

Publisher: High Top

ISBN: 978-1-56703-067-9 welcomes once again as our guest, Michael J. Merry author of The Education of Santiago O'Grady and Other Short Stories, The Golden Altar, The Reluctant Colonel, El Altar de Oro(Spanish), Guten Tang, Mr. Churchill, Galleón and Seven Other Tales and his most recent tome, The Tomb Robber. 
Michael was educated at the Royal Liberty School, England. Transferred to Panama in 1959, he worked as a Telecommunications Instructor. When the Panama National Guard staged their coup in 1968, he drove the escape vehicle carrying the President, Dr. Arnulfo Arias and several Ministers, through the military blockade to safety in the Panama Canal Zone. In 1987 he became Division Vice President of a major U.S. news operation in Latin America. He was in Argentina when the Army revolted later that year and Venezuela during the attempted coup by Lt. Colonel (later President) Hugo Chávez in 1992.

Author: Michael J. Merry

Publisher: PublishNation LLC

ISBN: 978-1-387-65145-0 once again welcomes as our guest NY Times and International best-selling author of 17 thrillers Steve Alten.

Steve is best known for his MEG series, about Megalodon, a 70-foot, 100,000-pound prehistoric cousin to the great white shark. After 20 years of development hell, the movie, The MEG, will debut in theaters on August 10, 2018—a $150 million global release by Warner Bros., directed by Jon Turtletaub (National Treasure) and starring Jason Statham, Ruby Rose, Jessica McNamee, Rainn Wilson, and a star-studded international cast.

Steve has recently authored a laugh-out-loud edgy romantic comedy called Dog Training The American Male. Originally the paperback was published under Steve's comedic pen name, L.A. Knight and the just-released ebook is under Steve Alten.

Author: Alan Felyk

Publisher: Alan Felyk


Author: Hannah Fielding

Publisher: London Wall Publishing

ISBN: 978-0-9955667-6-7

Bookpleasures welcome as our guest Solange Ritchie, author of Firestorm.

Solange was born in Jamaica of a Jamaican father and a French mother and immigrated to the United States at age eleven.

As a lawyer in Southern California, she was dubbed “the Case Saver” for handling intense legal motions that either make or break a case, especially in the areas of business, labor, and employment law. In 2014, she received the State Bar of California’s Solo and Small Firm Section’s highest award, the Myer J. Sankary Attorney of the Year Award. When Solange was just thirty-seven years old, her first husband died due to gross medical negligence. She began writing creatively as a way to deal with the stress of his hospitalization and death. She now lives in South Florida.

Author: Solange Ritchie

Publisher: Stony Hill Publishers

ISBN: 978-1-947835-03-0

If you enjoy reading psychological thrillers about serial killers and pyromaniacs, Solange Ritchie's novel, Firestorm is a “doozy,” with one caveat,  if you have a queasy stomach, this one may not be your cup of tea.

Authors: Chris Kennedy and Thomas A.May

Publisher: Theogony Books

ISBN: 978-1948485166 and ASIN B07BRTDBCJ

Author: Elena Hartwell

Publisher: Camel Press

ISBN: 978-1-60381-727-1

Author: Vic Cavalli

Publisher: Harvard Square Editions

ISBN: 978-1-941861-40-0

Author: Brenda M. Spalding

Publisher: Heritage Publishing US

ISBN:  1544801866 welcomes as our guest, Larry D. Thomson author of White Witch. Larry graduated from the University o Texas School of Law and practised as a trial lawyer for the first half of his professional life. About twelve years ago he started his career as a novelist and has written five highly acclaimed legal thriller. White Witch is his sixth and more are to come.

Author: Larry D. Thompson

Publisher: Story Merchant Books

ISBN: 978-0-09991621-5-6

Author: Sarina Dorie

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ASIN: B01F06DFDW welcomes as our guest Tim Ortman author of NEWSREAL - A VIEW THROUGH THE LENS WHEN

Tim spent 35 years working in television news, having worked for all major U.S television news networks. As an Emmy Award winning cameraman and producer, his understanding of the overall television production process is comprehensive. Tim spent more than three decades shooting, lighting, editing, writing, story editing, and producing news. 

His globe-trotting travels have taken him on assignments to five continents, covering everything from war, revolution, terrorist attacks, and famine to Cold War Summits, the fall of Communism, Olympiads, and Olympic Park bombings, presidential elections and the occasional press conference. But his chops were truly made on the front lines of news as part of the Foreign Press Corps. Based in Europe during the 80’s, as an impressionable 20-something staff cameraman for NBC News, his understanding of and appreciation for the news business was formed when it was at its most trustworthy zenith.

Author: Chuck Collins

Publisher: Policy Press
ISBN: 978-1-5095-2250-7

Author: Ragnar Jonasson

Publisher: Minotaur Books,

Author: Scott Thomas, Author

Publisher: Inkshares, Inc.
ISBN: 978-1-942645-82-5

Author: Jake Brown

Publisher:Music Square Media; 1 edition (March 13, 2018)


Edited by: Erin Moutlon

Publisher: Zest Books

ISBN: 13: 978-1942186342

Dr. Wesley Britton, one of bookpleasures' excellent reviewers writes about his life as a book reviewer

Author: Matt Ginsberg

Publisher:Zowie Press (March 20, 2018)



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