Norm Goldman


Reviewer & Author Interviewer, Norm Goldman. Norm is the Publisher & Editor of Bookpleasures.com.

He has been reviewing books for the past twenty years when he retired from the legal profession.

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Bookpleasures.com Welcomes As Our Guest Rob Levinson Author of The Leper Messiah


Author: Rob Levinson

Publisher: Black Leper Books

ISBN: 978-1-77302-279-6




Bookpleasures.com welcomes as our guest, Danica Davidson. Danica is the author of the Minecrafter novels with such titles as Escape from the Overworld, Attack on the Overworld, The Rise of Herobrine, Down Into the Nether, The Armies of Herobrine, Battle with the Wither, Adventure Against the Endermen, Mysteries of the Overworld, Danger in the Jungle Temple, Clash in the Underwater World, Last of the Ender Crystal, and Return of the Ender Dragon; the how-to-draw manga books Manga Art For Beginners and Manga Art for Intermediates; the comic book Barbie Puppies: Puppy Party; and Picture Perfect in the graphic novel Tales from the Crypt.

She was one of a small group of writers to receive a Webby honor at MTV for Best Youth Writing. More than two thousand articles of mine have been published by MTV, The Onion, CNN, the Los Angeles Times, Publishers Weekly, Booklist and about fifty other publications.




Meet Wes Berry Author of Big Things Have Small Beginnings



Author: Wesley Berry
Publisher: Green DragonServices
ISBN-10: 069218184
ISBN-13: 978-0692181843

Big Things Have Small Beginnings is the outcome of Wesley Berry's many years of experience providing consulting services to over forty businesses while simultaneously establishing his own retail franchise system that operated thirty units in five states.


Bookpleasures.com welcomes as our guest Naveen Jain author of Moonshots: Creating a World of Abundance.

He is the founder of Moon Express, World Innovation Institute, Viome TalentWise, Intelius, Infospace, and Viome.

Naveen was awarded the Ernst and Young's Entrepreneur of the Year, Silicon India's Most Admired Serial Entrepreneur, and the receiver of Albert Einstein Technology Medal for his pioneers in technology,and he has been repeatedly honored for his entrepreneurial successes. Red Herring also recognized him as one of the Top 20 Serial Entrepreneurs and with the "Lifetime Achievement Award."




            

Bookpleasures.com welcomes as our guests, Dr. Edward Shorter and Dr. Max Fink authors of The Madness of Fear: A History of Catatonia.






 
Authors: Dr. Edward Shorter and Dr. Max Fink
Publisher:Oxford University Press
ISBN: 978-0-19-088119-1

What is catatonia? Is it a symptom of schizophrenia? Can it be treatable and reversible?
These are the questions I asked myself when I picked up Dr. Edward Shorter and Dr. Max Fink's tome, The Madness of Fear: A History of Catatonia that explores the critical factors that have affected its recognition and treatment.
  



Bookpleasures.com is pleased to have as our guest Ashley Rhodes-Courter author of the international best-seller Three Little Words and Three More Words which debuted at #1 on Amazon Bestseller’s List.



Author:Theresa Barta

Publisher: Brown Books Publishing Company
ISBN: 978-1-61254-969-9

The focus of Greed on Trial is to bring to light how greedy and corrupt health insurance companies, medical groups as well as health management companies mistreat and impede medical doctors from providing the best possible care to their patients.



The soul of the story in Thelma Allen Watkins' debut children's book, Harpoona The Diary Of An Ugly Tuna pertains to a disfigured tuna by the name of Harpoona. This is a character that grows on you and even feels real. And what makes her memorable is the way she sees the world and interacts with it.




Bookpleasures.com welcomes as our guest, Thelma Allen Watkins author of Harpoona: The Diary Of An Ugly Tuna.



Norm Goldman, Publisher & Editor of Bookpleasures.com Chats With Writer, Director, Producer, Musician Cameron Washington Who has Just Come Out With a Documentary, A Man And His Trumpet: The Leroy Jones Story



Bookpleasures.com once again welcomes as our guest, Michael Pronko. Michael is a professor of American Literature and Culture at Meiji Gakuin University in Tokyo. 

He has written about Japanese culture, art, jazz, and politics for Newsweek in Japan, The Japan Times, Artscape Japan and many other publications for over twenty years.

Michael has appeared on several television broadcasts and he has an award-winning publication of essays about life in Japan.

Recently, Michael has published The Moving Blade: A Tokyo Mystery which is part of the Detective Hiroshi series.


Author:Michael Pronko

Publisher: Raked Gravel Press 2018

ISBN: 978-1-9422410-16-4

With his recent tome, The Moving Blade: A Tokyo Mystery Michael Pronko has given his readers a great deal to chew on and digest. He has crafted a yarn that includes a well-respected American diplomat and expert on Japanese American relations, a corrupt member of Japan's bicameral legislature or as it is referred to as The National Diet, the transporting of nuclear waste as a result of the powerful earthquake and tsunami that crippled Japan's Fukushima Dai-Ichi nuclear plant, and the international agreement between the USA and Japan known as the Status of Forces Agreement or SOFA which governs facilities and areas granted to the USA as well as the status of US armed forces in Japan. And thrown in for good measure are a few murders that seem to be interlinked.


Author: Omarosa Manigault Newman

Publisher: Gallery Books

ISBN: 978-1-9821-0970-7

Curiosity got the better of me when I picked up a copy of Omarosa Manigault Newman's Unhinged:An Insider's Account of the Trump White House.

My initial thought concerning Omarosa had been was how could an intelligent woman be taken in by the cult of the Trump world? Did she sell herself to the devil in the hope that she could really make a difference helping the African-American community? Was she overestimating her importance? Was she taken in by the glitter of power and wealth? Was she overambitious?




Bookpleasures.com welcomes as our guest Emily Bleeker, author of Wreckage, When I'M Gone, (Wall Street Journal Best Seller), Working Fire and her most recent novel, The Waiting Room.

Emily is a former educator who learned to love writing while teaching a writer’s workshop. After surviving a battle with a rare form of cancer, she finally found the courage to share her stories. Emily currently lives with her family in suburban Chicago.





Author: Cristopher DeRose

Publisher: BearManor Media

ISBN: 9781629333182

As a book reviewer and author interviewer, I always enjoy picking the brains of authors to find out what makes them tick. When Cristopher DeRose's The Complete Scribes of Speculative Fiction: A Collection of Interviews came to my attention, I could not resist requesting a copy.


Author:Paul Levine

Publisher: Thomas & Mercer

ISBN: 978-1503951716

If you enjoy reading offbeat legal thrillers, Paul Levine's latest tome Bum Deal is likely to be your cup of tea. Once again Levine's principal characters comprise a second-string professional football player, Jake Lassiter who was hit in the head once too often and his two colleagues Steve Solomon and his fiancée,Victoria Lord.



Bookpleasures.com welcomes as our guest Jesse McKinnell, author of Dead Cats and Other Reflections on Parenthood.

Jesse grew up in Massachusetts but has lived peacefully in Maine for many years. On July 4, 2015, he had a dream about a dentist with a passion for writing sitcoms. Somehow, DEAD CATS And Other Reflections on Parenthood was the result. It is his first novel.



Author: Jesse McKinnell

Publisher: Shine Box Publishing

ISBN: 9780692101858

Dead Cats and Other Reflections on Parenthood is a first novel by short-story writer Jesse McKinnell. As McKinnell states in the Acknowledgements, love of music and a sick sense of humor drives most of the narrative of the book which he thanks his dad for passing this onto him.



Bookpleasures.com welcomes as our guest, composer, author of books and articles, librettist, playwright, and gastronome, Norman Mathews. Norman's work has been performed at the Kennedy Center, on radio, and at theatres and concert venues around the world. He has been the recipient of numerous awards, foundation grants, and commissions.

Norman has recently written his autobiography, The Wrong Side of the Room: A Life in Music Theater that will shortly be published.




Bookpleasures.com welcomes as our guest Ronny Herman de Jong author of Rising from the Shadow of the Sun: A Story of Love, Survival and Joy. Ronny was born in Surabaya on the Island of Java in the Dutch East Indies, and is a survivor of Japanese concentration camps on Java with her mother and little sister during WWII in the Pacific. She has written two other books on the eyewitness account of living conditions and brutal treatment by the Japanese in her mother's journal smuggled through the camps and individual interviews with WWII survivors


Author:Ronny Herman de Jong

Publisher: CreateSpace Independent Publishing Platform (November 14, 2015)

ISBN-10: 1519299583: ISBN-13: 978-1519299581

Ronny Herman de Jong's Rising from the Shadow of the Sun: A Story of Love, Survival and Joy blends historical fact with a vivid personal journal that was given to the author in 1985 by her mother, Jeannette (Netty) Louwerse after her grandparents had died in 1985. The narrative is set during World War II in Java, which at the time was a part of the Dutch East Indies.

  


Author:Yoav Limor: Photo Journalist, Ziv Koren

Publisher: Gefin Publishing House

ISBN: 972-2-538-0247

What exactly is the Israeli Defense Force (IDF)?



Bookpleasures.com welcomes as our guest Kathryn Berla. Kathryn enjoys writing in a variety of genres including light fantasy, contemporary literary fiction, and even horror. She writes for all ages: children, middle grade, young adult, and adult.

She’s the author of the young adult novels: 12 HOURS IN PARADISE, DREAM ME, THE HOUSE AT 758, an  GOING PLACES, which received VOYA Magazine’s Perfect Ten rating.

A JOURNEY OF ORDINARY PROPORTIONS  is her middle grade novel for adults. And although ORANGE DOG, a children’s picture book, exists only in her heart, it holds a special place there.

THE KITTY COMMITTEE is her first novel written strictly for adult readers.




Bookpleasures.com welcomes as our guest, Roger Johns. Roger is a 2018 Georgia Author of Year for his debut mystery, Dark River Rising. He is a former corporate lawyer and retired college professor  with law degrees from Louisiana State University and Boston University.

During his nearly two decades as a professor, he served on the editorial staffs of several academic publications and he won numerous awards and recognitions for his teaching and his scholarly writing. Roger is the author of the Wallace Hartman Mysteries, Dark River Rising (August 2017) and River of Secrets (August 2018) from St. Martin's Press/Minotaur Books.





Author:Ehud Diskin

Publisher: GREENLEAF BOOK GROUP PRESS

ISBN: 978-1-626634-516-4

Ehud Diskin, author of Lone Wolf in Jerusalem, uses the voice of David Gabinsky, a Jewish resistance fighter during World War II, to narrate his well-researched, 370-page novel.




Bookpleasures.com welcomes as our guest Kristen Wolf, author of The Way that was hailed by O, The Oprah Magazine as “A Title to Pick Up Now!”

Her second novel, ESCAPEMENT, won a 2018 IndieReader Discovery Award and received this praise: “Wolf is a masterful storyteller who has written an enchanting novel... it will resonate with anyone who has ever felt passion.”–IndieReader,

As a graduate of Georgetown University she was nominated to the Phi Beta Kappa honor society and holds an M.A. in creative writing from Hollins University. She is currently working on several innovative ventures.



Author:Kristen Wolf

Publisher: Pixeltry

ISBN: 978-0-9996103-0-5

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With her most recent richly textured and emotionally absorbing novel, Escapement Kristen Wolf illustrates her awesome ability to impart a distinctive voice to each of her women characters leading readers to an understanding of the dilemmas and ambiguities of their respective relationships through their complex psychological, sexual and philosophical mazes. Along with intense characters, Wolf intertwines music as an important theme of the narrative, which is no small undertaking, particularly when you strive, as she has masterly done, to accurately convey the emotions music conjures and the powerful persistent impact it has pertaining to her characters' lives.



Bookpleasures.com welcomes as our guest, artist, actor and now author of his memoirs, I saw A Molten White Light, Peter Mark Richman.

Peter Mark is known as Hollywood's most notorious on screen bad guy and holds the record for deaths on screen: shot, stabbed, hung, poisoned, eaten, boiled, crushed, burned, beheaded and more.

Peter Mark has appeared in over 500 guest star television roles. He has had numerous reoccurring roles in both daytime and prime time such as Santa Barbara, Dynasty, and many more.  Some of the leading ladies that Peter Mark has acted with include Florence Henderson, Sophia Loren, Cloris Leachman, Anne Baxter, Tippi Hedren, Janet Leigh, Joan Collins, Eva Marie Saint, June Allyson, Janis Page, Jane Wyman and many more. many more.






Bookpleasures.com welcomes as our guest, Michael Doyle. Michael is a journalist and author born in Wales. His words have appeared in such publications as Fangoria, Rue Morgue and Scream, affording him the opportunity to interview many celebrated filmmakers including William Friedkin, John Carpenter, Philip Kaufman, David Cronenberg, Roger Corman, Guillermo Del Toro, Ivan Reitman, Joe Dante, Paul Verhoeven, John Landis and Wes Craven.

His first book, Larry Cohen: The Stuff of Gods and Monsters, was published by BearManor Media in 2015 to critical acclaim. It traces the life and works of the independent filmmaker Larry Cohen, the man responsible for such cerebral “schlockers” as It's Alive, God Told Me To, Q – The Winged Serpent and The Stuff.


BearManor Media has just released Doyle's latest book, Hancock on Hancock, which is a candid exploration of the tumultuous career of the Academy Award-nominated writer-director John Hancock, whose films include Let's Scare Jessica to Death, Bang the Drum Slowly, Weeds, Prancer and The Looking Glass




Bookpleasures.com welcomes as our guest Dr. Bob Rich, who is the author of 20,000 books, but who has informed me that so far he’s only had time to have 17 published, because he has other things to do. His Amazon.com page describes him as an Australian writer, mudsmith, psychologist, and several other things that are none of your business. He writes in many genres, is a professional editor, and his writing has won several awards. He is also a Professional Grandfather. His aim in life is to convert our culture into one of compassion and cooperation instead of greed and conflict, because he loves so many children.



Author: Mark A. Cymrot

Publisher: Twelve Tables Press

ISBN: 978-1-946074-19-5



Bookpleasures.com welcomes as our guest Vicki Salloum author of Candyland and Faulkner & Friends, and one novella, A Prayer to Saint Jude. Her most recent novel Waiting For You At Midnight has just been published.




Author: Vicki Salloum

Publisher: Moonshine Cove Publishing

ISBN: 978-1-945181-368



Bookpleasures.com welcomes as our guest John Harvey, owner of Cornerstone Real Estate Investment Services, a branch office of Sandlapper Securities LLC (Member FINRA, SIPC) who has authored together with his colleagues Trawnegan Gall and David Kangas, all of whom are licensed securities representatives of Sandlapper Securities LLC, Modern Real Estate Investing: The Delaware Statutory Trust.






Authors:John Harvey, Trawnegan Gall and David Kangas

Publisher: Page Publishing, Inc
ISBN: 978-1-64298-342-5



There are tons of books concerning real estate investments. Some are quite good, others are of questionable quality, and some just give the reader abominable advice. One that falls into the category of being more than quite good is Modern Real Estate Investing: The Delaware Statutory Trust that was put together by John Harvey, owner and general securities principal of Cornerstone Real Estate Investment Services, with his colleagues Trawnegan Gall and David Kangas, both of whom are licensed securities representatives of the same company.



Bookpleasures.com welcomes as our guest Daniel A. Miller author of the bestselling Losing Control, Finding Serenity and The Gifts of Acceptance: Embracing People and Things as They Are.

After graduating from UCLA with honors in business administration, Daniel then went on to rank in the top five percent of his class at UCLA School of Law.

While still in his twenties, he became a popular real estate instructor in the UCLA extension program; in his thirties, he wrote a respected professional book, How to Invest in Real Estate Syndicates (Dow Jones-Irwin, 1978).

He later founded the California Institute of Real Estate Education, which offered state-licensed seminars to thousands of real-estate professionals, and achieved financial success as a real estate investment advisor to celebrities and the wealthy.

After suffering a series of traumatic events, he began a new journey, learning to surrender to the ups and downs of life. In the process, he became an artist, a published poet, a champion senior tennis player, a happily married man, and a much wiser parent.

He now writes and speaks about the profound benefits of letting go of control and practising acceptance.




Author: Daniel A. Miller

Publisher: Ebb and Flow Press

ISBN-10: 0982893051 ISBN-13: 978-0982893050




Meet Christopher Grey Author of Hand of Silver, Hand of Gold


Title:Hand of Silver, Hand of Gold

Author: Christopher Grey

ISBN: 9781986462730




Bookpleasures.com 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: Bobby Whisnand

Publisher: Inspire On Purpose Publishing

ISBN: 978-1-941782-44-6




Bookpleasures.com 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




Bookpleasures.com 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




Bookpleasures.com 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.







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