Train of Thought


Kathi Macias is a multi-award winning writer who has authored 22 books and ghostwritten several others. A former newspaper columnist and string reporter, Kathi has taught creative and business writing in various venues and has been a guest on many radio and television programs. Kathi is a popular speaker at churches, women’s clubs and retreats, and writers’ conferences.

Join Monica and Caroline on Writers' Voices Friday July 25 at 1 pm as Kathy reveals the secrets behind the Train of Thought method of how best to turn your thoughts and dreams into a clear, compelling, readable manuscript.

For information on this and Kathi's other books, please see www.kathimacias.com.

Rebroadcast Monday July 28, 8 am.

Join Monica and Caroline on Writers' Voices Friday June 13 at 1 pm as they speak with a writer who is also a reading expert.Speed Reading

The tips and examples offered in The Complete Idiot's Guide® to Speed Reading teach readers how to speed through and understand books, articles, and professional journals and also build their personal reading confidence and competence.

Abby Marks Beale

Abby Marks Beale is the founder and CEO of The Corporate Educator. She is a speaker and trainer who creates content-rich programs using accelerated learning and adult learning principles that make it easy for participants to learn. Her topics of specialty include faster reading, email management and etiquette, and time and stress management.

Writers' Voices is rebroadcast Monday at 8 am.

Don't forget to check the archives for interviews you may have missed!

Dr. Robert HerronWriters' Voices with Monica and Caroline welcomes Robert E. Herron, Ph.D. this week to speak about his recent book, "New Knowledge for New Results: A Comprehensive Strategy for Reducing Sky-Rocketing Medical Costs." Dr. Herron is an independent researcher, writer, speaker, and consultant in medical cost reduction and health policy. He holds a B.A. in English, an MBA and doctoral degree in management, and has completed a post-doctoral program in the epidemiology of cardiovascular disease that was funded by the National Institutes of Health. Herron has taught a wide range of business and government policy courses. In his book, he reports the results of his research into the cost-effectiveness of various methods of disease prevention and alternative medicine.

Listen for Writers' Voices Friday June 6 from 1 to 2 pm and Monday June 9 at 8 am.

P.S. - Sunday June 8 is Caroline's 73rd birthday. Happy Birthday Mom!

 Fairfield poet Tony Ellis, author of "There is Wisdom in Walnuts," will discuss his Wisdom in Walnuts

work in process resulting from a weeks-long retreat at Soul Mountain writers' retreat.  Soul Mountain was founded by poet Marilyn Nelson in rural Connecticut and is sponsored by the University of Connecticut.  It offers residencies for up to four writers at a time.  “When my book of poems about the scientist-saint George Washington Carver started to bear surprising fruit, I suddenly had enough money for a down-payment on a childhood dream. ...[Now,] poems not my own are being written under my roof. My guest book is filled with gratitude. So am I."

(from Marilyn Nelson: "It's Not Too Late to Bring Art to the World,"
"O," The Oprah Magazine, October 2005, p. 298)

Scalpel and the SoulA Harvard-educated neurosurgeon reveals his experiences-in and out of the operating room-with apparitions, angels, exorcism, and after-death survival, and shares the lessons he learned.

A young burn victim remains in a coma until a ghost appears.
A doctor discovers he can predict when a patient will die.
A clinically dead patient later recounts extraordinary details about the private lives of her caregivers.
A physician needs the help of a Navajo shaman to exorcise the spirit of his dead patient.

These things really happened-and neurosurgeon Allan J. Hamilton was involved in every one of them, and many more. Based on thirty years of medical experience, The Scalpel and the Soul tells the unspoken stories behind remarkable patients and strange events, and shares the moral and spiritual lessons found in them.

Dr. Laurel ParnellMonica and Caroline welcome psychologist and teacher Dr. Laurel Parnell, author of "Tapping In:  A Step-by-Step Guide to Activating Your Healing Resources Through Bilateral Stimulation" to Writers' Voices.  Learn about resource tapping and its development by practitioners of EMDR (Eye Movement Desensitation and Reprocessing) healing therapies.


Bridges by Janet SussmanAuthor, musician, and intuitive counselor Janet Sussman is Monica and Caroline's guest on Writers' Voices this week, Friday at 1 pm and Monday Oct 1 at 8 am. In addition to discussing her published works and writing process, we will be treated to some tracks from Janet's recent CD, "Subtle Bodies."

From Janet's website (www.timeportalpubs.com) :
A pioneer in the field of time and consciousness, Janet is the author of The Reality of Time (2005) and Timeshift: The Experience of Dimensional Change (1996), both published by Time Portal Publications. Both books has received consummate praise by notable individuals such as Jean Houston and Fred Alan Wolf.

As a musician, Janet works with transformational music and sound to clear and awaken the energetic centers.

James Meade's "Answer to Cancer"
Writers' Voices with Monica and Caroline welcomes Fairfield author James Meade this week, Monday morning at 8.

Meade has written over 25 books, ranging from computer how-to books to "The Answer to Cancer: Is Never Giving it a Chance to Start."

Join us for another stimulating conversation on the writing process and how to get published.

A Writer's Voices' Head's Up:

October will be University of Iowa Press Month on KRUU-FM, featuring a discussion with the director of the U of I Press and three authors of recent books.
Keep it tuned to KRUU-FM--your grassroots, open source, listener-supported, low power community radio station.