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






    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.




    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.



    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.






    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.




    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



    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.







    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.




    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.




    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.





    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.







    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.





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




    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.




    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






    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. 





    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.







    Bookpleasures.com 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.



    Bookpleasures.com 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.







    Bookpleasures.com 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.



    Bookpleasures.com 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.






    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.







    Bookpleasures.com 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.



    Bookpleasures.com 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.




    Meet Lara Reznik Author of The Girl From Guyland, The M&M Boys and Her Most Recent Novel, Bagels & Salsa



    Bookpleasures.com welcomes as our guest Mark Reutlinger, Professor of Law Emeritus at Seattle University and author of the Mrs. Kaplan cozy mystery series (Random House), including Mrs. Kaplan and the Matzoh Ball of Death and A Pain in the Tuchis, and the political thriller Made in China (Abbott Press). His latest novel is Sister-in-Law: Violation, Seduction, and the President of the United States, a romantic suspense story published by Black Opal Press and written under the pen name M. R. Morgan. A third Mrs. Kaplan novel is coming soon.




    Bookpleasures.com welcomes as our guest former Metropolitan Opera Orchestra violinist Erica Miner who now enjoys a multi-faceted career as an award-winning author, screenwriter, arts writer and lecturer.

    Erica studied violin with Boston Symphony Orchestra concertmaster Joseph Silverstein at Boston University, where she graduated cum laude; the New England Conservatory of Music; and the Tanglewood Music Center, summer home of the Boston Symphony, where she performed with such celebrated conductors as Leonard Bernstein.

    Erica went on to perform with the prestigious Metropolitan Opera Orchestra for twenty-one years, a high-pressured milieu but the pinnacle of her field, where she worked closely with numerous luminaries of the opera world.When injuries from a car accident spelled the end of her musical career, Erica drew upon her lifelong love of writing for inspiration and studied screenwriting in Los Angeles with screenplay gurus Linda  Seger and Ken Rotcop.




    Norm Goldman, Publisher & Editor of Bookpleasures.com Interviews Jim Lindsay Author of The Little Bastards




    Norm Goldman, Publisher & Editor of Bookpleasures.com Interviews Actor, Writer, Dancer, Singer, Producer and Author of Talk Southern To Me, Julia Fowler



    Shelly Skandrani is best-known for her critically acclaimed co-star role of Leah Lubitch, in Showtime's popular Holocaust film The Devil's Arithmetic starring Kirsten Dunst and Brittany Murphy, and produced by Dustin Hoffman and Mimi Rogers.



    Norm Goldman, Publisher & Editor of Bookpleasures.com interviews Robert & Carol Teitelbaum authors of Hiding in Plain Sight.

    Robert Teitelbaum is  son of Abe and Esther Teitelbaum, who were the attorneys for mob leader, Al Capone. 




     




    Bookpleasures.com welcomes as our guest Randi Brill author of 99 Creative Wows: Words of Wisdom for Business



    Photo Credit: Bobby Quillard

    Bookpleasures.com welcomes as our guests Johnathan McClain and J A Huss authors of the four-part series Sin with Me which the first of the series will be released on March 6th, 2018 and the next books in the series will continue to be released on a three week roll out to essentially allow the reader to “binge read” as the books have major cliffhangers for an exciting and suspenseful read.



    Bookpleasures.com welcomes as our guest Dr. Berit Brogaard author of On Romantic LoveSimple Truths about a Complex Emotion

    Dr. Brogaard is a Professor of Philosophy with joint appointments in the Departments of Philosophy and Psychology at the University of Miami as well as the Network for Sensory Research at the University of Toronto. 

    Her educational background includes a medical degree in neuroscience and a doctorate in philosophy. Her areas of research include perception, synesthesia, blindsight, consciousness, neuro-psychiatry and emotions.










    Bookpleasures.com welcomes as our guest, author, musician and popular culture consultant, Chuck Harter.

    Chuck is the author of the new book Mr. Novak An Acclaimed Television Series and has written four previously published books which include, Superboy & Superpup: The Lost Videos, Superman on Broadway - Co-Authored with Bob Holiday, Johnnie Ray: The Year of the Atomic Ray and Little Elf: A Celebration of Harry Langdon - Co-Authored with Michael J. Hayde.






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    Bookpleasures.com welcomes as our guest playwright, actor, producer and author, John Pielmeier. John began his career with the play and movie Agnes of God. Since then, he has had three more plays mounted on Broadway and more than 25 film, television movies and miniseries produced. Most recently, he has written and acted in the internationally successful limited series The Pillars of the Earth (named the Fifth Best Miniseries of All Time) and recently prepped his stage adaptation of The Exorcist, which had its West End premiere in late autumn 2017.




    Bookpleasures.com welcomes as our guest Archer Mayor author of the highly acclaimed Vermont-based series featuring detective Joe Gunther, which the Chicago Tribune describes as “the best police procedurals being written in America.”





    Bookpleasures.com welcomes as our guest Reggie Hill. Reggie is the author of Lakewood, Reggie and Anita's Camelot and he along with his wife Anita have also penned a children's picture book, Sunshine's Excellent Adventures.



    Bookpleasures.com welcomes as our guest Dorianne Allister Winkler author of Pukey Poetry: Tales Ticklers by Mz Millipede.



    Bookpleasures.com welcomes as our guest Emmy Award winner and Grammy Award nominee Geoffrey Mark. Geoffrey has been called a “walking encyclopedia of show business history.” A singer/stand-up comedian in nightclubs and cabarets, and an Off-Broadway veteran, Geoffrey has hosted radio series, written comedy for several stand-up comedians, and writes and produces documentaries and reality shows for cable television. Mark has three best-selling books, including The Lucy Book and is the producer of Nigel: Come Back to Me, a CD with a seventeen-piece Big Band. Geoffrey has recently authored Ella: A Biography of the Legendary Ella Fitzgerald.



    Bookpleasures.com welcomes as our guest Nicole Kelly, M. D. Nicole is the author of 69 Shades of Nashville: Sociopathic Sex Southern Style. Nicole is an established Nashville physician who had first-hand experience dealing with the manipulations of a sociopath.




    Bookpleasures.com welcomes as our guest Maya El author of The Book of Angels: Twin Flames Rising.



    Bookpleasures.com welcomes as our guest 2004 Pulitzer Prize winner for his Wall Street Journal series on admissions preferences at elite colleges which became the basis for his bestselling book, The Price of Admission, Daniel Golden.

    Today, Dan will be telling us a little about himself and his most recent tome, Spy Schools: How The CIA, FBI, and Foreign Intelligence Secretly Exploit America's Universities.







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