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Katie GanshertA couple of months ago, a good friend whom I rarely get to talk to posted this on Facebook: "JUST GOT MY COPY OF HER SECOND BOOK..I'M READY TO READ! anybody else???"  Of course I had to check out "Wishing on Willows" by Katie Ganshert, and when I saw that she is an Iowa author who sets her books in a small Iowa town, I knew we had to get her on Writers' Voices.  

So Cherlyn - this one's for you!  Hope you can listen in this Friday!

Elise BallardEpiphanies. They are the sudden realizations that can change lives.

This week on Writers' Voices, we will be speaking with Elise Ballard about her book, "Epiphany: True Stories of Sudden Insight to Inspire, Encourage, and Transform". Elise Ballard had an epiphany and set out to find out if others have also experienced such a moment. They have. Her book is a collection of over fifty stories from people from all walks of life. From Deepak Chopra, Dr. Oz, Ali MacGraw, and Barry Manilow to teachers, missionaries, homemakers, and more, they all share about how one sudden moment of insight has the power to change lives.

Elise Ballard has worked as an actress, independent filmmaker, and film producer. She lives in Los Angeles and is working on the film and website for the Epiphany project.

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    Oct 03
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Diane Wilson, "An Unreasonable Woman"

Diane WilsonThis week's Writers' Voices guest is author and activist, Diane Wilson. Diane will speaking at the Jefferson County Farmers & Neighbors, Inc. annual meeting giving a talk entitled “Corporate Accountability: One Woman’s Struggle and Triumph.” Wednesday, October 5 at 7:30 pm at the Fairfield Arts & Convention Center

Diane is a fourth-generation shrimper who made a living along the Texas Gulf Coast. She was driven to activism when she discovered her area was number one in the nation for toxic waste disposal. Through hard work and determination, Diane finally convinced local plastic manufacturers to sign a zero-discharge agreement. Since then, she has become a strong and vocal determined activist who has taken on a number of other environmental and human rights causes. In 2002, she helped co-found, Code Pink, a women-initiated grassroots peace and social justice movement.

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Kristen Moeller discusses "Waiting for Jack"

Kristen MoellerWaiting for JackTune in for an exciting interview, as our Writers' Voices guest this week is an expert in “disrupting the ordinary” and helping others do the same. Author, speaker, personal coach, and radio show host, Kristen Moeller has recently written the book "Waiting for Jack: Confessions of a Self-Help Junkie". After struggling with addictions to alcohol, drugs, and food, Kristen realized her  transference of addiction to the self-help world. Through personal anecdotes, including her fatefull first meeting with Jack Canfield(the man behind Chicken Soup for the Soul) that changed the course of her life, Kristen explores the ways we often wait for life and look outside ourselves for answers.

 

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Wendy Delsol discusses "Stork" w/ Cheryl Fusco Johnson

Wendy DelsolOn this week's Writers' Voices, Cheryl Fusco Johnson talks with author Wendy Delsol.

Wendy started writing novels at age forty. After studying at UCLA Writers' Extension Program and at the Iowa Summer Writing Festival, Stork she sold a young adult novel, "Stork", to Candlewick Press. That book was released last October. "Stork" tells the story of Kat Leblanc, a fashion conscious 16-year-old who moves from L.A. to a small town in Minnesota. In her new surroundings, she becomes a member of an ancient order of bird women who have the extraordinary task of soul delivery.

The sequel to "Stork", "Frost", will be published in 2012. Wendy's also sold an adult novel, "The McCloud Home for Wayward Girls", which is slated for publication August 2011.

Make sure to tune into this delightful interview!

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Along The Mississippi River with Dean Klinkenberg

The Driftless AreaThe Mississippi River is one of this country's most iconic features. It has played an important role in our nation's history, business, and culture. Listen into this week's Writers' Voices as Cheryl Fusco-Johnson talks with travel writer, Dean Klinkenberg. Dean has travelled 75,000 miles since 1997 along the Mississippi, researching the history and culture, talking to locals, to learn more about river towns and the people who inhabit them. 

Dean's most recent book, "The Driftless Area: Along The Mississippi From Hastings, Minnesota to Lansing, Iowa", is the third installment in Dean's Mississippi Valley Traveler guides. These pocket-sized guides give the low-down on each river community, including the history, the culture, and tips on where to eat, where to sleep, and what to see.

Dean Klinkenberg will be giving a talk Friday, December 3, 6pm at Revelations Café and Bookstore.

Dr. Eboo PatelTune into a special rebroadcast on this week's Writer's Voices. Dr. Eboo Patel, the founder and Executive Director of Interfaith Youth Core(IFYC), an organization dedicated to growing the global interfaith youth movement, discusses his book "Acts of Faith: The Story of an American Muslim, in the Struggle for the Soul of a Generation", published by Beacon Press. The book tells of his life, work with the IFYC, and vision of making interfaith cooperation a social norm.

Dr. Patel served on President Obama’s Advisory Council of the White House Office of Faith Based and Neighborhood Partnerships, was named one of "America's Best Leaders 2009" by U.S. News & World Report, and has been a regular contrubitor to to the Washinton Post, National Public Radio, USA Today and CNN.

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Martin Zucker discusses "Earthing"

EarthingThe healing power of the earth is discussed on this week's Writers' Voices. Martin Zucker will share recent discoveries of the electric signal that the earth sends out that helps maintain health and governs our bodies intricate mechanisms. Topics that are the subject of Martin's book "Martin ZuckerEarthing:The Most Important Health Discovery Ever?". The book tells of how inflammation, stress, pain, fatigue, and poor sleep have been cured by, literally, staying in touch with the earth.


Martin Zucker, a former Associated Press foreign correspondent, has written a dozen books and hundreds of magazine articles about health, nutrition, and fitness.


Don't miss this enlightening down to earth interview! 

Dr. Charlotte ReznickThis week Writers' Voices will feature a fascinating conversation with author and child educational psychologist, Dr. Charlotte Reznick. Dr. Reznick is the author of "The Power of Your Child's Imagination: How to Transform Stress and Anxiety into Joy and Success," an L.A. Times bestselling book, published by Perigee/Penguin. She will be sharing insight into her imagery techniques that she has developed that allows children to harness the power of their imagination to help them deal with many of childhood problems. Her techniques have helped children boost self-esteem and confidence, overcome fears, deal with insomnia and bedwetting, ease headaches and stomache aches, and soothe anger, frustration and loss. Dr. Reznick has been helping children, adolescents, and parents for over 20 years. She has been featured on national television and published in newspapers and professional journals. 

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Dr. Eboo Patel discusses "Acts of Faith"

Dr. Eboo PatelThis week Writer's Voices welcomes Dr. Eboo Patel, the founder and Executive Director of Interfaith Youth Core(IFYC), an organization dedicated to growing the global interfaith youth movement, to discuss his book "Acts of Faith: The Story of an American Muslim, in the Struggle for the Soul of a Generation", published by Beacon Press. The book tells of his life, work with the IFYC, and vision of making interfaith cooperation a social norm.

Dr. Patel served on President Obama’s Advisory Council of the White House Office of Faith Based and Neighborhood Partnerships, was named one of "America's Best Leaders 2009" by U.S. News & World Report, and has been a regular contrubitor to to the Washinton Post, National Public Radio, USA Today and CNN.

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