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End Times - An Interview with Author Michael McCord

End Times - An Interview with Author Michael McCord

May 15, 2020

m-mccord_headshot.jpgMichael McCord, the former political editor and columnist for The Portsmouth (NH) Herald, is an award-winning journalist and writer.

A U.S. Army veteran, he covered his first presidential primary campaign in 1980 and has written for dozens of publications – including the Boston Globe Magazine, Boston Globe, New Hampshire Business Review, Boston Herald, New Hampshire Magazine – and has won New England & New Hampshire press association awards for investigative reporting, political commentary, feature and historical writing, and business journalism.

Among many adventures, he profiled James Dougherty, Marilyn Monroe’s mostly unknown unknown first husband, for Boston Globe Magazine. He also co-wrote the produced theatrical play “think twice before you think” about the life and writings of e e cummings. His essay on the history of the New Hampshire presidential primary was included in the 2008 analogy The American Presidency.

His Real America saga includes The Execution Channel: A Political Fable (2013) & End Times: More Great Adventures in Real America (2019). Penelope will be the final book in the trilogy.

He lives in Exeter, NH with his artist wife Anne and their cat Vito (the Twitter star of the family).

To learn more about Michael McCord visit his website at www.michaelmccordauthor.com.

Topics of Conversation:
  • A vision of “Real America”
  • How the Real America in the book compares to the current political climate in the U.S.
  • Satire – a fun book to write
  • How the Information Warfare plot plays out
  • Promoting and Self-Publishing
  • and more!
The Tukor’s Journey - An Interview with Author Jeannine Kellogg

The Tukor’s Journey - An Interview with Author Jeannine Kellogg

May 15, 2020

JeannineKellogg.jpgJeannine Kellogg loves a grand adventure and a great story. She has traveled to fifteen countries and her adventures include hiking in New Zealand, sea-kayaking above the Arctic Circle, and wading through rice fields in Thailand. Yet she has grown certain that the great inspirations are found not in distant adventures, but in the often-overlooked details of everyday life.

Jeannine’s career has spanned a variety of industries and roles, but it has mostly involved analyzing lots of numbers and telling stories in numbers. Mid-career she switched it up and starting telling stories in words. She loves ice cream. Guinea pigs. Mathematics. Children. History. Practical jokes. Family. Thai food. Friends. Music. And, of course, writing.

Her first novel, The Tukor’s Journey, began in a windstorm as Jeannine and her nephews dove deep into sheltered waters seeking sparkling blue stones only visible when sunlight broke through the clouds. She built a story around that diving adventure, and over time, inspired by the encouragement of her nephews, it grew into The Tukor’s Journey series.

Jeannine enjoys nothing more than encouraging kids to seize life’s wonderful adventure and take the lead in their own powerful journey. She invites you to connect with her on social media. And she would be delighted to visit your school.

To learn more about Jeannine Kellogg visit her website at www.jeanninekellogg.com.

Topics of Conversation:

  • Introducing a world of adventure through extraordinary animals and locations
  • Encouraging outdoor adventures
  • Characters who use their own skills and imagination to invent and solve problems
  • Storytelling and instilling hope
  • The Publishing Industry vs. The Gaming Industry
Kick Kennedy’s Secret Diary - An Interview with Author Susan Braudy

Kick Kennedy’s Secret Diary - An Interview with Author Susan Braudy

May 15, 2020

SusanBraudyPic11COPY9owbg.pngSusan Braudy is the bestselling author of six books. Her writing has also appeared in The New York TimesThe AtlanticMs. Magazine, New York Magazine, JezebelThe Week, and the New Journal at Yale. The Men’s Issue she created and edited for Ms. Magazine was the highest selling in the magazine’s history. She’s a recipient of the Dick Goldensohn Fund Award for investigative reporting and was a judge for the J. Anthony Lukas Prize at Columbia University. Alfred A. Knopf nominated her last book for the Pulitzer Prize. Her blogs are Writers Celebrate Writers and Manhattan Voyeur.                                                       

For more information on Susan Braudy and her book – visit her website at www.susanbraudy.com.

Topics of Conversation

  • A young woman’s sexual awakening.
  • America’s infatuation with the Kennedy’s
  • Researching historical figures
  • The power of language
  • Susan’s current project – a mystery/thriller based on a true story!
  • Advice for emerging authors
Eternally Artemisia - An Interview with Author Melissa Muldoon

Eternally Artemisia - An Interview with Author Melissa Muldoon

May 15, 2020

MelissaMuldoon.jpgMelissa Muldoon is the author of three novels set in Italy: “Dreaming Sophia,” “Waking Isabella,” and “Eternally Artemisia.” All three books tell the stories of American women and their journeys of self-discovery to find love, uncover hidden truths, and follow their destinies to shape a better future in Italy.

Melissa is also the author of the Studentessa Matta website, where she promotes the study of Italian language and culture through her dual-language blog written in Italian and English (studentessamatta.com). Studentessa Matta means the “crazy linguist” and has grown to include a podcast, Tutti Matti per l’Italiano and the Studentessa Matta YouTube channel, Facebook page and Instagram feed. Melissa also created Matta Italian Language Immersion Programs, which she co-leads with Italian schools in Italy to learn Italian in Italy. Through her website, she also offers the opportunities to live and study in Italy through Homestay programs.

Melissa has a B.A. in fine arts, art history and European history from Knox College, a liberal arts college in Galesburg, Illinois, as well as a master’s degree in art history from the University of Illinois at Champaign-Urbana. She has also studied painting and art history in Florence. She is an artist, designer, and illustrated the cover art for all three of her books. Melissa is also the managing director of Matta Press.

Melissa designed and illustrated the cover art for Eternally Artemisia, Waking Isabella, and Dreaming Sophia. She also curates the Dreaming Sophia Art History blog site and Pinterest site: The Art of Loving Italy, where you will find companion pictures for all three books. Visit MelissaMuldoon.com for more information about immersion trips to learn the language with Melissa in Italy, as well as the Studentessa Matta blog for practice and tips to learn the Italian language.

To learn more about Melissa Muldoon visit her website at melissamuldoon.com.

Topics of Conversation:

  • Artemisia Gentileschi’s influence on the art world and her relevance to today’s women
  • Italy – its history and beauty
  • A common theme connecting all of her books
  • Incorporating history into historical fiction
  • Artistic expression
  • Advice for emerging authors
 

 

Dirty Science - An Interview with Author Bob Gebelein

Dirty Science - An Interview with Author Bob Gebelein

May 15, 2020

BobSigningBooksb6nlh.jpgBob Gebelein graduated from Harvard with a BA in Mathematics in 1956, and then went on to have a legendary career as a computer programmer and creator of software systems.

But the main focus of his adult life has been to create a new civilization, because of the threat of nuclear annihilation and other cultural problems. His methods were psychotherapy, withdrawal from the culture, and dream analysis. He succeeded in his quest by discovering how “human nature” itself can be changed, to compassion and altruism, to create a new kind of human being, who will then create a new civilization. He is a new civilization with a population of one.

His book, RE-EDUCATING MYSELF, describes his search and the answers that he found. THE MENTAL ENVIRONMENT describes the network of lies from which he extricated himself. His original songs, on “Uncle Bobby’s Record,” now have an international following.

Because he is writing from a new civilization, he can view the scientific establishment with some perspective, especially because he is not controlled by it. Also he brings to DIRTY SCIENCE original concepts such as “the mental senses,” “mental warfare,” and “psychological age,” which make this work a step ahead of the present culture.

To learn more about Dirty Science – visit dirtyscience.net. To learn more about Bob Gebelein and his other works visit bobgebelein.com.

Topics of Conversation:

  • What is dirty science?
  • Which areas of research are being targeted?
  • The spiritual and the psychic
  • How to recognize unscientific methods and educating the public
  • Getting the word out – read the first chapter
Love is the Answer God is the Cure - An Interview with Author Aimee Cabo Nikolov

Love is the Answer God is the Cure - An Interview with Author Aimee Cabo Nikolov

May 15, 2020

aimeecabonikolov.jpegAimee Cabo Nikolov is a Cuban American who has lived most of her life in Miami. She is a trained nurse and the president and owner of IMIC, Inc, a medical research company in Palmetto Bay, Florida.  She lives with her husband, Dr. Boris Nikolov, and her three children, Danielle, Sean and Michelle.  Love is the Answer, God is the Cure is her first book.

To learn more about Aimee Cabo Nikolov and her book, Love is the Answer, God is the Cure, visit her website at www.godisthecure.com.

Topics of Conversation:

  • Writing her memoir
  • The different forms of abuse and how to recognize it
  • Consequences of abuse
  • Healing
  • Helping Others
  • Inspiration
Vice and Virtue - An Interview with Author Paul Kloschinsky

Vice and Virtue - An Interview with Author Paul Kloschinsky

May 15, 2020

PaulKloschinsky.jpgPaul Kloschinsky was born in Saskatchewan in 1963. He received a BSc in Computer Science and an MD from the University of British Columbia in the 1980’s. He is now an avid photographer, songwriter and poet.

Paul lives in Delta, BC, Canada. He won the 2007 MusicAid Award for Best Canadian Songwriter for his original song “Wearin’ Blue.” In 2010, he was accepted as a full member of the League of Canadian Poets. He has since won multiple awards for his songwriting, poetry and photography.

He has published four volumes of poetry and has released five musical CDs of his original songs.

For more information about Paul Kloschinsky and his book, “Vice and Virtue” visit his website at https://kloschinsky.com.

Topics of Conversation:

  • Writing Poetry
  • Inspiration
  • League of Canadian Poets
  • Songwriting and Photography
  • Poetry Readings from Vice and Virtue
Gazelle in the Shadows - An Interview with Author Michelle Peach

Gazelle in the Shadows - An Interview with Author Michelle Peach

May 15, 2020

MichellePeach.jpgMichelle Peach worked in the Foreign and Commonwealth Office in the 1990s, serving in London in the News Department and the Foreign Secretary, Sir Geoffrey Howe’s Private Office. She spent three years as the radio communications officer and visa assistant in the British Embassy in Sana’a, in the former Yemen Arab Republic. During those three years, she witnessed the beginning of the Iraq/Kuwait War in a country which supported Saddam Hussein with popular, violent demonstrations.

She obtained her B.A. (Hons) degree in Arabic with Middle Eastern and Islamic Studies at Durham University where her second year was spent studying in Damascus, Syria.

She freelanced as an Arabic translator for a UN research report in Beirut, Lebanon.

She worked as an executive secretary for the British president and CEO of a large oil shipping company in Dubai, U.A.E.. Later, becoming the Business Development Director of an investment company in Dubai.

Michelle met her husband in Dubai and moved to America. Last year, they celebrated 20 years of marriage at a renewal of their vows in the same chapel in Las Vegas with their children in attendance.

Currently, Michelle is working on her second novel.  In her spare time, she enjoys volunteering, gardening and reading.

For more information about Michelle Peach and her book, “Gazelle in the Shadows” visit her website at https://michellepeach.com/

Topics of Conversation:

  • Story inspiration
  • The process of writing and research about Syria and its people
  • Worldly travels – 37 countries for business and pleasure
  • Working in the Foreign and Commonwealth Office in London, Yemen and Djibouti.
  • Writing and upcoming projects
  • Advice for emerging authors
Raina’s (Un)Happy Birthday - An Interview with Author Britta Stromeyer Esmail

Raina’s (Un)Happy Birthday - An Interview with Author Britta Stromeyer Esmail

May 15, 2020

BrittaStromeyerEsmailHeadshot.jpgBritta Stromeyer Esmail is a writer and a mom passionate about raising resilient girls to find their own voice. The mother of two girls lives in Northern California. When she is not writing, she enjoys spending time with her family, horseback riding and reading with her daughters Maya and Anya.

To learn more about Britta Stromeyer Esmail and her book, “Raina’s (Un)happy Birthday, visit www.rainasunhappybirthday.com.

Topics of Conversation:

  • Writing to show kids they have a voice
  • Relatable Characters
  • Working with an illustrator
  • About the publishing journey
  • Writing and upcoming projects
  • Advice for emerging picture book authors
Extinction - An Interview with Author Geza Tatrallyay

Extinction - An Interview with Author Geza Tatrallyay

May 15, 2020

Geza1.jpgGeza Tatrallyay is the author of ten published books in the genres of thrillers, memoirs, poetry and children’s books.

Born in Budapest, Hungary, Geza escaped with his family in 1956 during the Hungarian Revolution, immigrating to Canada the same year. He grew up in Toronto, attending the University of Toronto Schools, where he was school captain and graduated from Harvard University with a BA in Human Ecology. Geza was selected as a Rhodes Scholar from Ontario, attending Oxford University and graduating with a BA/MA in Human Sciences. He completed his studies with a MSc in Economics from London School of Economics and Politics. Geza represented Canada as an epée fencer in the 1976 Olympic Games in Montreal.

Geza’s professional experience has included stints in government, international organizations, finance and environmental entrepreneurship. Since 2004, he has been semi-retired, managing a few investments mainly in the clean energy sector and devoting himself to his family and his writing. Geza is a citizen of Canada and Hungary, and currently divides his time between Vermont and San Francisco.

To learn more about Geza Tatrallyay and his books visit his website: www.gezatatrallyay.com

Topics of Conversation:

  • The art of writing
  • Writing in different genres: Poetry, Memoir, Thriller, Children’s Books
  • His experience as an Olympian
  • Research and Russia
  • Poetry readings from his new collection, Extinction

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