Writing

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    Feb 24
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    Feb 27
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Dr. Brenda Hunter and Kristin Blair on "From Santa to Sexting"

From Santa To SextingGrowing up in today's culture, kids are forced to learn to handle situations their parents never had to face growing up. Technology, social media and the internet, especially present unique challenges for today's American middle schoolers.

Co-authors, Dr. Brenda Hunter and Kristen Blair, tackle difficult topics, such as media, experimentation with sex, alcohol, and prescription drugs, cyber-bullying, self-destructive behavior, and more, with honest and courage in their book "From Santa To Sexting: Helping Your Child Safely Navigate Middle School and Shape the Choices that Last a Lifetime".

Their book features interviews with experts, parents, and the kids themselves, providing concerned parents with a useful guide in navigating this critical time in their children's lives.

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    Feb 17
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    Feb 20
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Deborah Halverson, award-winning author and editor

Deborah HalversonCheryl Fusco Johnson is back this week with a conversation with award-winning author and editor, Deborah Halverson. For 10 years, Deborah edited children's books before starting to write herself. She is the author of teen novels "Honk If You Hate Me" and "Big Mouth". She has also written three books in a forthcoming series for struggling readers and a picture book about Santa Claus to be released. Deborah has a master's degree in American literature and a fascination with pop culture. She is also the founder of the writers' advice website DearEditor.com.  Deborah currently lives with her husband and triplet sons in San Diego.

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    Feb 03
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    Feb 06
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Molly Brouillette on book publicity

Molly BrouilletteGet a behind the scenes look at the world of book publicity on the next Writers' Voices. Molly Brouillette works for Penguin books as a publicist at Tarcher, an imprint focused on mind/body/spirit books. A life-long lover of books, Molly has worked on campaigns for books ranging from healthy soul food to the upside of aging to near-death experiences. Her career has led to such adventures as doing facial yoga on Good Morning America, hand-modeling for the cover of a dating book, and attending a UFO conference. Molly has found that keeping up with the ever-changing publishing world isn't easy, but she finds it worth the effort to have a job that revolves around reading, writing about and talking about books.

Don't miss this delightful conversation!

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    Jan 27
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    Jan 30
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Seth Braun discusses "Indestructible Success"

Indestructible SuccessLocal author, speaker, and consultant, Seth Braun joins Writers' Voices this week to discuss his new book and share his passion for helping others reach their full potential. Seth has written "Indestructible Success: Creativity, Leadership and The Art of Small Business". In this book, Seth lays out a foundation and guide for both inner and outer success. His book shows how to build your mind, heart and actions so that you can live your dreams and make the world a better place.

Seth also enjoys gardening, playing music, and chocolate. He lives with his family in Fairfield.

Don't miss out on this empowering discussion!

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    Jan 20
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    Jan 23
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Melissa Tosetti on "Living the Savvy Life

Living The Savvy Life

Author, speaker, and teacher, Melissa Tosetti is our Writers' Voices guest this week. Melissa founded the online magazine, The Savvy Life, and, with coauthor Kevin Gibbons, wrote the book "Living the Savvy Life: The Savvy Woman’s Guide to Smart Spending and Rich Living" (Morgan James Publishing 2011).

At businesswomen’s conferences in San Francisco and Sacramento, Melissa’s chaired panel discussions on balanced spending and financial security. She teaches courses on savvy living in the San Francisco Bay area and also at Chabot College in Hayward, California. Melissa also teaches Kung Fu and Fearless Fitness classes. Her hobbies include traveling with husband Paul and son Dante, horseback riding, gardening, and cooking. 

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    Jan 13
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    Jan 16
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Laurie Lamson on "Now Write! Mysteries"

Laurie LamsonNow Write! MysteriesIf you have any desire to write a mystery story, you won't want to miss the next Writers' Voices. Laurie Lamson is this week's guest and co-writer of the newest installment of the "Now Write!" writing guides, "Now Write! Mysteries Suspense, Crime, Thriller, and Other Mystery Fiction Exercises from Today's Best Writers and Teachers". Like the other books from this series, the book features insights and writing exercises from top-selling authors.

Laurie Lamson is an award winning writer, filmmaker and energy healer currently based in Los Angeles. She designed and taught a creative writing curriculum to at-risk teenaged girls, and conducts her own Manifesting Creativity workshops for writers and artists.

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    Dec 30
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    Jan 02
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Larry Brooks on "Story Engineering"

Larry Brooks

 

Cheryl Fusco Johnson discusses storytelling this week with Larry Brooks. Larry, a critically acclaimed best-selling author of six psychological thrillers, has written "Story Engineering". The book presents readers with six core competencies that any writer should master. He is also the creator and editor of Storyfix.com, an award winning instructional writing site.

Don't miss this fantastic informational conversation!

Hope for Families of Children with CancerWriters' Voices welcomes two guests with books helping others deal with difficult life issues.

More than 12,000 children and adolescents are diagnosed with cancer each year, dramatically changing their lives and lives of their families. Lynda Young has written a useful and compassionate book to give support those families. "Hope for Families of Children with Cancer" presents encouraging short stories, helpful hints, inspiring scriptures and prayers, and resources designed to Dear God, Why Can't I Have A Babyhelp the overwhelmed and hurting parents dealing with new feelings and situations. Lynda Young is a writer, national speaker co-founder of Kindred Spirits International  and teaches You-niquely Made Personality Study designed to enhance communication.

Janet Thompson has written "Dear God, Why Can't I Have A Baby: A Companion Guide for Couples on the Infertility Journey". Her book takes the reader through the infertility process. Having dealt with it herself, Janet provides women and couples with tools, direction, guidance, hope, and encouragement. Janet Thompson is also founder of Woman to Woman Ministries and author of several other books.

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    Oct 14
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    Oct 24
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Robert Sessions on "Becoming Real"

Becoming RealPhilosopher Robert Sessions is our guest this week. His recent book, "Becoming Real: Authenticity in an Age of Distractions", uses personal stories and philosophical musings to discuss the way everyday distractions keep us from being ourselves. Robert believes that our modern culture makes it very difficult for us to develop a coherent identity. With quotes and examples from ancient wisdom to modern politics, Robert gives suggestions and points to paths that lead to more genuine and happy lives.

Robert is Professor of Philosophy & Humanities at Kirkwood Community College.

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    Sep 23
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    Sep 26
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Zachary Michael Jack on "Native Soulmate"

Native Soulmate

 

Seventh-generation Iowan, Zachary Michael Jack is the Writers' Voices guest this week. His book, "Native Soulmate: A Season in Search of a Love Homegrown", tells of his attempts to love fresh, love local. Travelling across the state of Iowa, giving lectures and signing books, Zachary tests his theory that the girl of his dreams may be closer than he imagines.

Zachary Jack currently lives in rural Iowa. He has authored "What Cheer: A Love Story", been a sports editor and has edited many anthologies, including "Letters to a Young Iowan", "Uncle Henry Wallace: Letters to Farm Families", "Iowa: The Definitive Collection", and many more.