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Steve Sisgold As an author, speaker, practitioner, singer, film maker and businessman, Steve Sisgold has modeled and taught thousands how to use their innate body intelligence to create better health, prosperity and richer and more authentic relationships. His success in all of his endeavors are the result of his heart-felt commitment to embody his true calling. "At least once a day I say the words of Gandhi to myself, 'Your life is your message.' This serves as a constant reminder that I have a purpose which is the catalyst for everything I do.” Steve holds an M.A. in Communications, a B.S. in Business and Certifications in body-centered psychotherapy and relationship counseling. He specializes in body centered therapy and breath work and works out of his retreat home in Novato-Marin County California and also does sessions and retreats in Maui, Hawaii, his other home.

DaveThis week on Writers' Voices we will bepat talking about the Iowa Play Festival, coming up July 8-12 at the Sondheim Center.

From 1-1:30, we'll be talking to David Patterson and Savannah Quinn, organizers of the festival. From 1:30-2:00 we will talk with Dave again, and Patricia Saunders, who have both written plays that are featured in the festival.

Tune in to learn more about this great event.

Talk to the Animals

 

Join us on Writers' Voices this week as we talk with Gary Douglas and Dain Heer, founder and partner in Access Energy Transformation work. We will be discussing their book, Talk to the Animals, a primer on using Access work to intuitively communicate with animals. Filled with amazing stories of successful healing and dramatic improvements in relationships with animals, this book was a fascinating read, and represents a unique approach in the world of animal communication. Chamaigne Montana and Caroline Kilbourn host this weeks' episode of Writers' Voices.

Kevin RooseWhat would happen if a student at one of America’s most secular colleges spent a semester at Reverend Jerry Falwell’s “Bible Boot Camp” for young evangelicals?

The Unlikely Disciple answers that question, following Brown University sophomore Kevin Roose during his semester as a new transfer student at Liberty University, the world’s largest evangelical Christian college.

Hoping to connect with his conservative Christian peers, Roose leaps across the God Divide and embeds himself among Liberty’s 10,000 undergraduates, who call themselves “Champions for Christ.” At Liberty, he sings in Rev. Falwell’s church choir, takes classes like Evangelism 101, and makes surprising discoveries about the true nature of America’s culture war.

The chronicle of Roose’s journey is timely, hilarious, and thought-provoking, and will inspire and entertain believers and non-believers alike.

Mary FosterTwo guests on Writers' Voices this week will talk about Alan Gompersspiritual freedom.

Mary Foster from 1 to 1:30 will talk about her contribution to Thank God I, book 2. This is a book with stories of finding gratitude for painful experiences. Book 1 was a best seller and Book 2 has been eagerly anticipated. Mary will be doing a book signing at Revelations on Sunday June 7 at 1pm along with Thomas Gates who is a contributing author to books 1 and 2.

Ellen Greene

 

For twenty years, Ellen Greene kept a running list of the thoughtful, funny, touching things that her husband said and did. She wrote them down secretly, and each Valentines Day, he would find pages from her "Sweet Things List" tucked inside a card.

In this beautiful tribute to a man and a marriage, Greene intersperses selections from her "Sweet Things List" with recollections from their years together. Heartrending and frank, this unabashed love story tells of selfless acts and shared adventures, as it reminds us once again to pay attention to the goodness in our lives and our relationships.

Chamaigne Montana and Caroline Kilbourn host this week's episode of Writers' Voices with Ellen Greene talking about her book, "Remember the Sweet Things".

Maximum security

 

Alan Gompers, author of Maximum Security - The True Meaning of Freedom, will be our guest on Writers' Voices this Friday, May 22, at 1pm.

Monica Hadley and Chamaigne Montanab will take a look inside this profound book about a man whose search for worldly security landed him in prison where he discovered real security and freedom through meditation and the teachings of Swami Muktananda.

He takes us on his journey with him through high finance, selling drugs, navigating the dangerous waters of prison, and finding unshakable peace. A former con-man, in this book he describes a spiritual awakining, profound insights, and inner peace with clarity that can't be faked.

 

Visits With AmishPlease join us on Writers' Voices this week to welcome Linda Egenes, adjunct faculty member at MUM and author of Visits with the Amish. Linda visited with her Old Order Amish neighbors in Southeast Iowa for thirteen years before writing this informative book. She has also written about the Amish for Cobblestone, Plain, Iowa Source, and the Plain Reader.

Hosted this week by Chamaigne Montana and Caroline Kilbourn, this is an episode not to be missed by anyone interested in a deeper understanding of Amish culture.

“Direct, respectful, and informative, Visits with the Amish takes us into the very homes and businesses of the plain people. There we enter a culture so different from the American mainstream that we are forced to examine our own spiritual beliefs, identities, and values. This slim, quiet book should assume a big place on the bookshelves of anyone interested in anthropology, religion, folklore, or the Amish culture."--Mary Swander

This week on Writers' Voices, Chamaigne Montana and Caroline Kilbourn will talk with Fairfield's own Rodney Charles, founder of 1st World Publishing, and his son Aman Charles, author of Camp Ghoulog, among others.
Camp GhoulogMiracles of the Saints

Both have a passion for publishing and want to encourage others to give it a whirl. Aman says, "I love writing books because I learn so much while I am writing them." Rodney says, "I'd love to see more Fairfield authors get published. You can make money and just have a blast promoting books."

In this interview, we will discuss Aman's Camp Ghoulog, Rodney's best seller Miracles of the Saints, and the wonderful world of publishing.

Lance OKonesCarol Bodensteiner

Please join us this week for Writers’ Voices with Monica and Caroline as we hear from two local authors.

Carol Bodensteiner will join us from 1 to 1:30 to talk about her book, Growing Up Country: Memories of an Iowa Farm Girl. While she then heads to the Fairfield Public Library to give a talk at 2pm, we’ll be joined by another Iowa author, Lance OKones, from 1:30 to 2:00.