Jackie Parker | Our Lady of Infidelity | Author Interview

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Jackie Parker talks with Zoe Hewitt about her novel, Our Lady of Infidelity.

It begins when a vision appears in a carwash window in the tiny, dusty desert town of Infidelity, a blip on the map just outside of Joshua Tree, California. Seven-year-old Luz Reyes, whose family was killed by death squads in her native land and whose mother is gravely ill, is the first to see it. Then Walt Adair, the divorced owner of the carwash. Then Zoe Luedke, the golden-haired stranger in search of her runaway husband. And even the child's skeptic mother, Josephina Reyes, sees it. A crowd gathers, and others [...]

Scott Farris | Inga | Author Interview

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Sott Farris talks with James Lott Jr. about his new book, Inga: Kennedy's Great Love, Hitler's Perfect Beauty, and J. Edgar Hoover's Prime Suspect.

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Inga Arvad was the great love of President John F. Kennedy’s life, and also Adolf Hitler’s special guest at the 1936 Berlin Olympics. She was an actress, a foreign correspondent, a popular Washington columnist, an explorer who lived among a tribe of headhunters, one of Hollywood’s most influential gossip columnists, and a suspected Nazi spy. The latter nearly got Kennedy cashiered out of the Navy, but instead set in motion the chain [...]

Robert Eringer | Motional Blur | Author Interview

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Robert Eringer talks about how road trips open your mind and spirit, and encourages people to be more adventurous when on a trip. Robert says that there is no crisis that can't be solved with a martini and a cigar, and talks about how we can all learn lessons from each other, no matter what our socio-economic status. Katerina Cozias interviews.

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Born in 1954, Robert Eringer grew up in West Hollywood, Beverly Hills, and London, England. In early 1974, Eringer created Tricky Dick's Coffee House at 515 Finchley Road in Hampstead, North London, which he ran [...]

Lisa Ramos | Pizza & Chill? 😉 | Author Interview

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Lisa Ramos (model and star of MTV's Guy Code) talks about the quirky bumps and awkward land mines associated with dating in the twenty-first century. Answering fan questions with personal anecdotes, top 10 lists, mixtapes and her best advice, Ramos connects the dots as she shares her laughable highs and lows of dating all in the hopes of helping you find true love... or at least go on a few memorable dates. Renee Ariel interviews.

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Bio: Lisa Ramos known for her time on America's Next Top Model (2003), MTV's Guy Code (2011) and the Secret Life [...]

Gino Paolino | The True Story of Jesus | Author Interview

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Gino Paolino talks about Jesus' royal lineage (descendant of King David), his "lost years" studying in England with the Druids, and how he faked his own death. Gino says that with the help of Ponchos Pilot, he went on to live in India, where he lived until he was 83. Katerina Cozias interviews.

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Bio: Gino Paolino was raised as a Roman Catholic, and he has been researching the life of Jesus Christ and the facts and the fictions of Christianity for over fifty years. “The True Story of Jesus” is that his great uncle, Joseph of [...]

Stephen Metcalfe | The Practical Navigator | Author Interview

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Stephen Metcalfe talks about his new book, The Practical Navigator. We discuss his protagonist's return to surfing and raising a son on the Autism spectrum. We also talk about the rewrites he did on Pretty Woman when he was a screenwriter and the potential casting of Al Pacino. Jeffrey Masters interviews.

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Bio: Stephen Metcalfe is a writer, a director and a teacher. Screen credits include HALF A LIFETIME, COUSINS (with Isabella Rossellini and Ted Danson), JACKNIFE (with Robert De Niro and Ed Harris), ROOMMATES, EL ABUELO and BEAUTIFUL JOE (with Billy Connelly and Sharon Stone). [...]

Rolonda Watts | Destiny Lingers | Author Interview

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Rolonda Watts talks with James Lott Jr. about her new novel, Desinty Lingers.

Rolonda Watts is an Emmy and Cable Ace award–nominated journalist, television and radio talk show host, executive producer, actor, voice artist, speaker, humanitarian, and author. She can currently be seen on “Dr. Drew” on HLN. She can also be heard as Professor Wiseman on “Curious George”, as the announcer for “Divorce Court”, and as warrior priestess Illoai, in the latest League of Legends video game. In 2016 she will have a recurring role on the Bounce TV series “In the Cut”. She holds degrees from Spelman College, a master's degree from [...]

Denise Pirrotti Hummel | Speak Milk. Drink Wine. | Author Interview

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Denise Pirrotti Hummel talks about her new book, Speak Milk. Drink Wine. Becoming a Global Citizen, a memoir of her expatriate life in Italy. Take a journey through the eyes of American, Denise Pirrotti Hummel, as she rediscovers the culture that shaped her upbringing and ultimately, her career. This attorney, turned cross-cultural business strategist, is now navigating through life and business with a new set of lenses. James Lott Jr. interviews.

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Elisabeth Dale | The Bra Zone | Author Interview

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Elisabeth Dale talks about her new book The Breast Life™ Guide to The Bra Zone: How to Find Your Ideal Size, Style, and Support. Lindsey Miller interviews.

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Do you wear old, worn out bras because replacing them seems like too much work? Confused by all the rules around bra sizing and fit?

You’re not alone. Buying a bra can be stressful, even if you’ve done it a thousand times. The way bras are made, sized, and sold is hard to understand. You even wear more than one size, depending on style and brand. The Breast Life™ [...]

Brandon James | Jeanne Carmen | Author Interview

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We talk Jeanne Carmen's children, Brandon James and Kellee Jade Campo, about their mother's movie career, her string of heartthrob lovers, including Frank Sinatra and Elvis Presley, and Brandon's new book, Jeanne Carmen: My Wild, Wild Life As a New York Pin-up Queen. We discuss the actresses who might play her in the upcoming biopic and Jeanne's theory that Marilyn Monroe (her best friend) was actually murdered. Katerina Cozias interviews Brandon James about his new book.

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Synopsis: As the plump sausages were beginning to brown, there was a knock on the door. Chicago Mob Boss Sam [...]

Stuart Canterbury | Turning Blue | Author Interview

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Stuart Canterbury is a veteran producer/director in the adult movie industry, with over 300 major feature films to his credit. With a string of awards and nominations, he has produced and directed titles for Penthouse, Hustler, Brazzers, Adam and Eve, Arrow, Video Marc Dorcel, and many others. Yael Tygiel talks to him about his first novel, Turning Blue, an inside look at what goes on behind the scenes of x-rated movies.

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Turning Blue: Tiffany West, the hottest porn star in Los Angeles, is hell to handle. Adult movie producer, Travis Lazar, is a man who will [...]

Thelma Adams | The Last Woman Standing | Author Interview

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Thelma Adams talks about the subject of her new book, the Josephine Marcus, the Old West singer and common-law wife of legendary lawman of Wyatt Earp. We discuss the Jewish Mafia in the early 1900s, what it means to be a feminist, and how to fill in the blanks in the story when documentation doesn't exist.

Zoe Hewit interviews Thelma Adams (The Last Woman Standing).

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Bio: For two decades, Thelma Adams has penned celebrity features and film criticism for high-profile publications. Her portfolio of actor interviews includes Julianne Moore, George Clooney, Jessica Chastain, and Matthew [...]

Justin Peck | Bullet Proof | Author Interview

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Desert Racer, Justin Peck discusses his racing career, multiple near-death experiences, and how he became a successful entrepreneur after growing up poor. He talks about being a father, having a big family, and his fight to change legislation. Justin's upcoming memoir is called Bullet Proof. Alikona Bradford interviews.
“Anything worth doing is worth overdoing! Moderation is for those who don’t believe in their abilities.” — Justin Peck
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Bio: Justin Peck is a multi-time desert racing champion and a successful business owner with a creative mind and a bold vision for his professional race team, RacePro Tech. [...]

Allison Winn Scotch | In Twenty Years | Author Interview

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Allison Winn Scotch (Time of My Life) talks about her new book, In Twenty Years. We discuss the components of happiness in one's life, how complicated friendships can be as an adult, as well as the pros and cons of living with social media. Jeffrey Masters interviews Allison Winn Scotch.

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Twenty years ago, six Penn students shared a house, naively certain that their friendships would endure—until the death of their ringleader splintered the group for good. Now, mostly estranged from one another, the remaining five reluctantly gather at that same house on the eve of what [...]

Jenny Mollen | Live Fast Die Hot | Author Interview

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Jenny Mollen talks about her new book, Live Fast Die Hot. We discuss what to do when you're being haunted by a ghost and his dead K9, traveling alone, and how her life changed when she became a mom. Jenny also gives dating advice for the modern, single woman.

Renee Ariel interviews.

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Bio; Jenny Mollen is an actress and New York Times bestselling author. She has also contributed to Playboy, Cosmopolitan, Glamour, and Grubstreet. She has been heralded by The Huffington Post as one of the funniest women on both Twitter and Instagram, and named one [...]

Josh Gross | Ali vs. Inoki | Author Interview

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Author, Josh Gross talks about his new book, Ali vs. Inoki, when Muhammad Ali fought in a mixed-rules contest against iconic pro wrestling champion Antonio Inoki for the so-called “martial arts championship of the world.” We talk about what was going on in Ali's head before the match (from pre-fight interviews) and how Inoki shaped modern mixed martial arts.

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Jay Tan interviews.

“Inoki can use his bare fists. He can use karate. This is serious. There’s $10 million involved. I wouldn’t pull a fraud on the public. This is real. There’s no plan. The blood. The [...]

Alan Swyer | The Beard | Author Interview

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Alan Swyer talks about his new novel, The Beard. We discuss integrity in the workplace, the importance of living a full life, and the correlation between his documentary filmmaking and fiction writing.

In The Beard, a working class Jersey Boy tries to find his identity in Los Angeles. Coming to intern at a highly competitive internet company based in Santa Monica, he and the other interns grovel at the feet of multimillionaires in the hopes of moving up the food chain.

Katerina Cozias interviews Alan.

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Marianne Williamson | Tears to Triumph | Author Interview

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Renowned spiritual teacher, Marianne Williamson offers a spiritual perspective on depression and talks about the spectrum of normal human sadness. She discusses the power of forgiveness and the overmedication of America.

Hosts Katerina Cozias interviews Marianne Williamson about her new book, Tears To Triumphs.

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Bio: Marianne Williamson is an internationally acclaimed spiritual author and lecturer. Six of her ten published books have been New York Times Best Sellers. Four of these have been #1 New York Times Best Sellers. A paragraph from A Return to Love, beginning "Our deepest fear is not that we are inadequate [...]

Joseph Di Prisco | The Alzhammer | Author Interview

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The Alzhammer is a cross between The Godfather and One Flew Over the Cuckoo's Nest. We talk to Joseph Di Prisco about his book which is inspired by his father's life, and deals with Alzheimer's, Euthanasia, politics of the healthcare system, and the return of old loves.

James Lott Jr. interviews.

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Bio: Joseph Di Prisco was born in Brooklyn and lives today in Berkeley, CA, with his wife, photographer Patti James. He has two previous books, Subway to California and All For Now [...]

Kerri Zane | My Lover's Keeper | Author Interview

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Kerri Zane talks about the events that inspired her new book, My Lover's Keeper, where an unhappily married woman hatches a plan to keep her extramarital lover from straying any further. She also talks about her first book, It Takes All 5: A Single Mom's Guide to Finding the Real One, and new projects. Fern Ronay interviews.

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Bio: Kerri Zane is an Emmy award-winning television executive producer, lifestyle expert for single moms, speaker and author. She has an M.A. in Spiritual Psychology from the University of Santa Monica and a B.A. from UCLA. She is a [...]

Steven Reigns | Inheritance | Author Interview

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Poet, Steven Reigns talks about the experiences that inspired his work in Inheritance and the challenges of documenting events of such a personal nature. We also discuss other projects, S(t)even Years: an endurance performance, and the new collection he's working on.

Jeffrey Masters interviews.

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Bio: Steven Reigns is a Los Angeles-based poet, educator, and was appointed the first City Poet of West Hollywood in October of 2014. Alongside over a dozen chapbooks, he has published the collections Inheritance (Sibling Rivalry, 2011) and Your Dead Body is My Welcome Mat (Burning Page Press, 2001). [...]

Kirk Frederick | Write That Down! | Author Interview

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Kirk Frederick talks about why Charles Pierce considered himself a "Male Actress," not a drag queen or impersonator. His favorite person to perform was Bette Davis. Frederick talks about their friendship and Pierce's enduring legacy. Charles ended every show with the quote, "If a person can't be what they are, what's the point of being anything at all?" Kirk's book is called Write That Down! and James Lott Jr. interviews.

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Bio: Kirk Frederick is a long-time writer of travel articles, and a first-time author of the non-fiction "Write That Down! The Comedy of Male [...]

Craig Tomashoff | The Can't-idates | Author Interview

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Craig Tomashoff talks with Katerina Cozias about his book, The Can't-idates, and why he drove 10,000 miles over 21 days to try to figure out what makes a person run for president when their chances of winning are slim to none. He discusses why people pursue their dreams despite people thinking their crazy, and how to get out of your comfort zone and expand your boundaries.

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Bio: Craig Tomashoff is a freelance writer/producer based in Los Angeles. His blogs appear regularly at Huffington Post.com. Most recently, he was a producer for The Queen Latifah Show. [...]

Steven T. Seagle & Jason Adam Katzenstein | Camp Midnight | Author Interview

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Ben 10 and Big Hero 6 creator, Steven T. Seagle has teamed up with New Yorker Magazine cartoonist, Jason Adam Katzenstein for a new graphic novel, Camp Midnight.

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Bio: Steven T. Seagle is a founding partner of Man of Action Entertainment, creators of the boys’ action global franchise phenomenon Ben 10. As a television creator/writer/executive producer his other credits include Generator Rex, MARVEL’S Ultimate Spider-Man, and MARVEL’S Avengers Assemble. In graphic novels, Seagle is best known for his internationally acclaimed works with artist Teddy Kristiansen: it’s a bird…, Genius, The Red Diary [...]

Mandy Ingber | Yogalosophy for Inner Strength | Author Interview

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Mandy Ingber talks about her new book, Yogalosophy for Inner Strength with host, Lindsey Miller.

Bio: Mandy Ingber, The New York Times best-selling author of Yogalosophy: 28 Days to the Ultimate Mind-Body Makeover and creator of the yoga-hybrid DVD YOGALOSOPHY, is a celebrity fitness and wellness expert. Her twenty years of teaching experience have attracted such clients as Jennifer Aniston, Kate Beckinsale, Helen Hunt, Ricki Lake, Jennifer Lawrence, Jennifer Meyer, and Brooke Shields.

Mandy’s class has been awarded “Best of LA” in Daily Candy, LA Weekly, and Los Angeles Magazine. Ingber is a keynote speaker and an event headliner for such events as the [...]

Allyson Downey | Here's the Plan. | Author Interview

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Allyson Downey talks with Lindsey Miller and Maria Provenzano about Here's the Plan.: Your Practical, Tactical Guide to Advancing Your Career During Pregnancy and Parenthood. She discusses her own experiences with pregnancy discrimination and how other women can navigate the workforce through their pregnancies. Allyson also talks about the movement towards changing workplace culture, family leave policies, the struggle to find a work/life balance, and making fathers equal partners.

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Bio: Allyson Downey is an entrepreneur, writer, and parent who has built a career on the power of trusted advice. In 2013, she launched weeSpring, a Techstars-backed [...]

Robert E. Blackmon | The Gay Groom's Guide | Author Interview

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James Lott Jr. talks to Robert E. Blackmon about his step-by-step guide to planning a wedding from the proposal to the ceremony and reception. He suggests you take at least a year to plan it, and offers guidance on unexpected expenses that arise.

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Bio: Robert E. Blackmon is an author, fashion designer, lifestyle expert, and the Go To Guy for planning and living your perfect life. For more than two decades Robert has designed, DIY’d and organized clients around the globe including such celebrities as Brooke Shields, Bea Arthur and Sheryl Lee Ralph. “The Gay Groom’s [...]

Kimberly McCreight | The Outliers | Author Interview

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Kimberly McCreight (bestselling author of Reconstructing Amelia) discusses her new book, The Outliers. She talks about knowing when to rely on or ignore your emotions,how important friendships are, the changing definition of what it means to be successful, and how to stay positive while still working towards success.

Zoe Hewitt interviews Kimberly McCreight.

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Bio: Kimberly McCreight is the New York Times bestselling author of Reconstructing Amelia, which was nominated for an Edgar Award for Best First Novel as well as an Alex Award. Called Entertainment Weekly‘s Favorite Book of the Year, Reconstructing Amelia was one [...]

JD Roth | The Big Fat Truth | Author Interview

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JD Roth (Executive Producer of The Biggest Loser & Extreme Weight Loss) talks new book, The Big Fat Truth. He discusses the mental shifts that take place in order to ensure sustained weight loss and the importance of healthy self-awareness. He says that you need to be able to look deep inside yourself in order to identify the core issues that you want to address.

Katerina Cozias interviews JD Roth, The Big Fat Truth.

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Bio: JD Roth is one of television’s most prolific and compelling producers of transformational reality TV. As cofounder of 3Ball Entertainment, JD [...]

Colette Freedman & Sadie Turner | Anomalies | Author Interview

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Colette Freedman and Sadie Turner authors of Anomalies joined host JJ Snyder to discuss this exciting new work of young adult fiction. Boy George called the book “a page turner” comedian Russell Brand said "This book makes spirituality exciting and vibrant.”

We discuss Anomalies protagonist, 15 year-old Keeva Tee and the primary themes of the book including the desire to fit in, challenging authority and having the courage to create change.

Fifty years in the future after the world has undergone the Great Technology War we meet Keeva Tee, a fifteen year old girl who is an excellent swimmer and loves her life on [...]

Mary Elizabeth Williams | A Series of Catastrophes and Miracles | Author Interview

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Mary Elizabeth Williams talks about her experience with cancer and how to talk to your kids about cancer and other serious matters. Her new book is A Series of Catastrophes and Miracles: A True Story of Love, Science, and Cancer.

Jeffrey Masters interviews.

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After being diagnosed in her early 40s with metastatic melanoma—a "rapidly fatal" form of cancer—journalist and mother of two Mary Elizabeth Williams finds herself in a race against the clock. She takes a once-in-a-lifetime chance and joins a clinical trial for immunotherapy, a revolutionary drug regimen that trains the body to vanquish malignant [...]

Kristin Hannah | The Nightingale | Author Interview

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Kristin Hannah talks about the real-life stories of Andree de Jongh and Irena Sendler who inspired The Nightingale and how she came up with the name, The Nightingale. She also shares stories of the research she did while traveling in the south of France and trekking through the Pyrenees.

Fern Ronay interviews Kristin Hannah, The Nightingale.

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Bio: Kristin Hannah is an award-winning and bestselling author of more than 20 novels including Winter Garden, Night Road, and the blockbuster Firefly Lane which sold over 1.2 million copies.

Her novels Home Front and Night Road were among the [...]

Lauren Weedman | Miss Fortune | Author Interview

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Lauren Weedman discussed her new book, Miss Fortune: Fresh Perspectives on Having it All From Someone Who is Not OK. We talk about the TV show, Looking, growing up adopted, her divorce, and - surprise! - we tell her that she's on the best-seller's list.

Jeffrey Masters interviews Lauren Weedman.

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Bio: Lauren is an award-winning comedic actress, playwright and author. Her television credits include The Daily Show, True Blood, United States of Tara, Reno 911, Curb Your Enthusiasm, New Girl, Arrested Development, Horny Patty on HBO's HUNG and Doris on HBO's Looking. Film credits include Imagine [...]

Kim Dower | Last Train to The Missing Planet | Author Interview

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It's National Poetry Month! Kim Dower discusses and reads from her new poetry collection, Last Train to the Missing Planet.

Jeffrey Masters interviews Kim Dower.

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Bio: Kim (Freilich) Dower was born and raised in New York City and received a BFA in Creative Writing from Emerson College where she also taught creative writing. Her first collection of poetry, Air Kissing on Mars, (Red Hen Press, 2010) was on the Poetry Foundation’s Contemporary Best Sellers list, and was described by the Los Angeles Times as, “sensual and evocative . . . seamlessly combining humor and heartache.” Slice [...]

Alon Ziv | Breeding Between the Lines | Author Interview

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Alon Ziv (Breeding Between the Lines) spent over four years studying the physical and social aspects of race mixing. His research has encompassed prestigious academic journals such as Science and Nature as well as state constitutions and the US Census.

James Lott Jr. interviews Alon Ziv about his novel, Breeding Between the Lines.

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Bio: Alon Ziv has been writing and lecturing on the biology of interracial people for over 10 years. He’s appeared on the BBC London Evening News, the KTLA Morning News, Air America, BBC Radio, and local radio across the United States. He has [...]

Steve Rohr | Scared Speechless | Author Interview

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What you say and how you say it speaks volumes about your professional promise and leadership potential. Whether it’s giving an impromptu sales pitch or keynoting a major business conference, public speaking can make you or break you.

James Lott Jr. and Steve Rohr (author of Scared Speechless) discuss:
· Why nerves are a great thing,
· Why you should never imagine the audience in their underwear,
· Advice that applies to every kind of speech, in every setting, to every audience,
· Points to consider when putting together a story or anecdote,
· Seven Steps to writing a speech (and why English majors [...]

Anna Lefler | Preschooled | Author Interview

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Anna Lefler (Preschooled) discusses motherhood amidst discovering her own creativity through The Artist’s Way. She talks about having to get creative in finding moment to write and how she draws from her own experiences to create fiction that meets at the intersection of reality and absurdity.

Maria Provenzano and Lindsey Miller interview Anna Lefler, author of Preschooled.

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Bio: Anna Lefler is a humorist, comedy writer, and author of the novel PRESCHOOLED. She is also the author of the humor book The Chicktionary: From A-Line to Z-Snap, The Words Every Woman Should Know, which The Chicago Tribune [...]

Barry Eisler | The God's Eye View | Author Interview

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When Evelyn Gallagher discovers the existence of an NSA program code-named God’s Eye, and connects it with the mysterious deaths of a string of journalists and whistleblowers, her doubts put her and her son in the crosshairs of a pair of government assassins and NSA director who believes unlimited surveillance is the only way to keep America safe. Barry Eisler (best-selling author of the John Rain series) talks about his new novel, NSA whistleblowers, and the "ever-metastasizing surveillance state" that we live in.

Jeffrey Masters interviews Barry Eisler, author of The God's Eye View.

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Bio: Barry [...]

Aaron Hartzler | What We Saw | Author Interview

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Aaron Hartzler discusses the characters in his new book as they come of age in a world of sexual violence and social media. What We Saw asks whether or not we are complicit in a crime if we remain silent while it occurs?

In this edition, Jeffrey Masters interviews Aaron Hartzler about his new novel, What We Saw.

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BIO: Aaron Hartzler has written books, screenplays, and a great number of tweets. His first book, RAPTURE PRACTICE (2013) is a true story about his own life, a memoir about getting kicked out of his Christian high school [...]

Nicola Yoon | Everything, Everything | Author Interview

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Nicola Yoon discusses her novel, Everything, Everything, which debuted at #1 on the NY Times Best Seller list. Everything, Everything is a story about the many risks of love, both romantic and parental. Nicola also talks with Jeffrey Masters about diversity in the publishing industry and working with the We Need Diverse Books Campaign.
“Maybe growing up means disappointing the people we love.”
― Nicola Yoon, Everything, Everything
Bio: Nicola Yoon grew up in Jamaica (the island) and Brooklyn (part of Long Island). She currently resides in Los Angeles, CA with her husband and daughter, both of whom she loves beyond all reason. [...]

Hilary Liftin | Movie Star by Lizzie Pepper | Author Interview

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Hilary Liftin is Hollywood's go-to ghostwriter. She's collaborated with Miley Cyrus, Tori Spelling, Mackenzie Phillips, and many others. In her first novel, Movie Star by Lizzie Pepper, Hilary explores celebrity life through the fictional movie star, Lizzie Pepper. We talk to her about her new book and what it's like helping celebrities to tell their stories.

In this edition, Jeffrey Masters talks with Hilary Liftin about her novel, Movie Star by Lizzie Pepper.

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Bio: Hilary Liftin is a ghostwriter/collaborator specializing in celebrity memoir. Since 2006 she has worked on fifteen books, ten of which hit the [...]

Michaela Haas | Bouncing Forward | Author Interview

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Dr. Michaela Haas' new book, Bouncing Forward, talks about the new science surrounding Posttraumatic Growth. She says that not only is it a possibility, it is much more common than the alternative, PTSD. She talks about interviewing and working with Maya Angelou, Rhonda Cornum, Coco Schumann, and others.

In this edition, Jeffrey Masters interviews Dr. Michaela Haas about her new book, Bouncing Forward.

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Bio: Michaela Haas, PhD, is the owner of HAAS live!, an international coaching company for media, mindfulness and communication training. She has taught at the University of California Santa Barbara, the University of [...]

Joshua Caleb Jackson | How to Pimp Corporate America | Author Interview

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In this edition, Joshua Caleb Jackson talks with Jeffrey Masters about his book, How to Pimp Corporate America. He says that in order to pimp corporate America, you have to pimp yourself.

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Hailing from Jacksonville, Florida, writer, author and motivational speaker, Joshua Caleb Jackson started his climb to the top of the corporate America ladder as a dishwasher. After earning his Bachelor of Science in Business Administration (BSBA) degree with concentrations in Finance and Marketing at the University of South Florida and Master of Business Administration (MBA) degree at Keller Graduate School of Management of [...]

Alonzo "Lonzo" Williams | N.ot W.ithout A.lonzo | Author Interview

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Alonzo "Lonzo" Williams is the Godfather of West Coast Hip Hop. We talk about working with NWA, how he discovered Dr. Dre and Ice Cube, and just how different the music business was in the 70s and 80s.

James Lott Jr. interviews Alonzo "Lonzo" Williams about his book, N.ot W.ithout A.lonzo.

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Bio: As a 30 veteran in West Coast Hip Hop, Alonzo "Lonzo" Williams is known around the world as the Godfather of West Coast Hip Hop. He's responsible for the careers of Easy E, Ice Cube, and Dr. Dre, and is featured in Straight Out [...]

Howard Jay Smith | Beethoven in Love; Opus 139 | Author Interview

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Ludwig van Beethoven was the world's first Rock Star. Howard Jay Smith discusses the many great romances in his life, as well as his masterwork, the 9th Symphony. Smith calls the 9th Symphony, "the most profound and influential" piece of Western Classical music ever written, which Beethoven wrote while entirely deaf. Howard Jay Smith also talks about the research that went into writing this historical novel, Beethoven in Love; Opus 139.

Interviewed by Jeffrey Masters.

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Bio: Howard Jay Smith is an award-winning writer from Ojai, California. Beethoven in Love; Opus 139 is his third book. He [...]

Bonnie J. Wallace | The Hollywood Parents Guide | Author Interview

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Bonnie J. Wallace (mom of Disney's Dove Cameron) talks about what convinced her to move to Hollywood, and how Dove landed an agent and eventually the starring role in Live & Maddie. She also provides audition tips for any parent of [...]

Liz Crokin | Malice | Author Interview

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Liz Crokin was a journalist investigating the affair with a prostitute of a 2012 Presidential Candidate when she got sick with meningitis. She talks about investigating the cover-up, while also treating her illness that eventually caused brain damage. This inspired the events in Malice, which is described as Fifty Shades of Grey meets House of Cards. Alikona Bradford interview Liz Crokin.

Bio: LIZ CROKIN has worked as an investigative journalist, columnist and senior editor for various publications for over a decade. Her work has been featured in the RedEye Edition of the Chicago Tribune, Chicago Sun-Times: Splash, Us Weekly, In Touch Weekly, Star, National [...]

Bonnie MacBird | Art in the Blood | Author Interview

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Sherlock Holmes is one of the most popular fictional characters of all time. Bonnie MacBird talks about why he is so popular and how he's been able to hold our attention for so long.
Jeffrey Masters talks to Bonnie MacBird and her new Sherlock Holmes book, Art in the Blood.

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Bio: Bonnie MacBird was born and raised in San Francisco and fell in love with Sherlock Holmes by reading the canon at age ten. She attended Stanford University, earning a BA in Music and an MA in Film. Her long Hollywood career includes feature film development [...]

Susan K. Wehrley | EGO at Work | Author Interview

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In this edition, Susan K. Wehlrey talks with Jeffrey Masters about her newest book, EGO at Work. She says having a healthy ego is not just helpful, but completely essential to success in business and your relationships.

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Susan K. Wehrley is known as the "Biz Buddha" by those who have worked with her because she combines her highly honed intuition, her exuberant creativity, and her no-nonsense approach to “call the bird out of the bush” and raise the level of mindfulness in organizations. She facilitates collaborative conversations so owners and their employees can realize and [...]

Mackie Burt | Above | Author Interview

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Mackie Burt talks about creating the world in her novel, Above, and what we can look forward to in future books. Mackie starting writing the book at 16. Since then she's written a follow-up book and has started a new series called, The Grey Area. We also talk about moving to Los Angeles at 16 and her acting work.

In this edition, Jeffrey Masters talks with Mackie Burt about her novel, Above.

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Bio:
Mackie Burt has always believed we make our own luck. From a very young age,Mackie nurtured her two loves: reading and acting. [...]

Joshua Mohr | All This Life | Author Interview

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Joshua Mohr talks about writing his new novel, All This Life. With a wide cast of characters and an exciting pace that mimics the speed of our modern, all-too-connected lives, All This Life examines the dangerous intersection of reality and the imaginary, where coding and technology seek to highlight and augment our already flawed human connections. Using his trademark talent for creating memorable characters, with a deep insight into language and how it can be twisted to alter reality, Joshua Mohr returns with his most contemporary and insightful novel yet.

In this edition, Jeffrey Masters talks with Joshua Mohr about his book, All This [...]

Issa Rae | The Misadventures of Awkward Black Girl | Author Interview

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Issa Rae talks about her new book, The Misadventures of Awkward Black Girl, fighting to add diversity in Hollywood, and the HBO show she's working on with Larry Wilmore. We also talk about the struggles of black hair, with a special shoutout to Miss Jessie's hair products.
“I’m awkward—and black. Someone once told me those were the two worst things anyone could be. That someone was right. Where do I start?” ― Issa Rae, The Misadventures of Awkward Black Girl
In this edition, Jeffrey Masters talks with Issa Rae about her book, The Misadventures of Awkward Black Girl.

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Father Norm Supancheck | When Love Calls | Author Interview

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Jeffrey Masters talks with Father Norm Supancheck about his book, When Love Calls: A Memoir of Great devotion. In 1966 Southern California, twenty-somethings Norm Supancheck and Shayla Strohmeyer make a heartbreaking decision not to get married. There’s just one problem: they are deeply, acutely, and irrevocably in love. Though they are separated, their lives will intersect over the years in uncanny ways. Shayla will give her heart to another man and marry him instead. Norm, who becomes a priest, will perform their wedding ceremony and bless their union. Shayla and her husband will raise a family. Norm will baptize their children. Shayla and her [...]

Paige McKenzie | The Haunting of Sunshine Girl | Author Interview

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Paige McKenzie's web-series, The Haunting of Sunshine Girl is being adapted into a book and TV series by The Weinstein Company. In the book, which is out now, Sunshine must save her mother from the evil spirits that are also living in their new house. Paige talks about creating The Haunting of Sunshine Girl with her mother, Mercedes Rose, and their producer, Nick Hagen, and what's next for the series. The Haunting of Sunshine Girl is co-written by Alyssa Sheinmel.
"But I swear, just as I'm drifting out of consciousness, in that place where you're more asleep than awake anymore, I hear something else. [...]

Steven T. Seagle | Imperial | Author Interview

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Steven T. Seagle talks with us about his new graphic novel, Imperial. We also discuss the film adaptation of Big Hero 6 (which he is a creator of) and N.W.C., a nationally touring play about race that he directed.

In this edition, Jeffrey Masters sits down and talks with Steven T. Seagle about his graphic novel, Imperial.

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Bio: Steven T. Seagle is a founding partner of Man of Action Entertainment, creators of the boys’ action global franchise phenomenon Ben 10. As a television creator/writer/executive producer his other credits include Generator Rex, MARVEL’S Ultimate Spider-Man, and MARVEL’S [...]

Chrys Phillips | Magic Haven Saga | Author Interview

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Chrys Phillips talks about the first book in the Magic Haven Saga, Vengeful Kiss. We discuss attending and getting to meet fans at Wonder Con, and what's next in the series.

In this edition, Jeffrey Masters sits down and talks to Chrys Phillips about her novel, Vengeful Kiss (Magic Haven Saga: Book 1).

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Bio: Australian born, writer Chrys Phillips is currently writing her fiction series the Magic Haven Saga. Aside from her creating her novel series, Chrys is also working with top notch entertainment firms to adapt optioned screenplays into novels. This shows the distinct [...]

Joe Kelly | Bang!Tango | Author Interview

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Joe Kelly (Man of Action) talks about deconstructing crime story archetypes in his new graphic novel, Bang!Tango. Vinnie, former-gangster is rehearsing for a tango competition and the femme fatal character is a transgender woman who convinces him to help her rob a mob boss. Joe also discusses his Superman comic, What's So Funny About Truth, Justice, and the American Way, which has been called the greatest Superman story of all time, and his animated series, Ben 10.

In this edition, Jeffrey Masters sits down and talks to Joe Kelly about his graphic novel, Bang!Tango.

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Katie Gilmartin | Blackmail, My Love | Author Interview

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In Katie Gilmartin's novel, Blackmail, My Love, we follow Josephine as she searches for the truth behind her brother's disappearance. She buys a suit, cuts her hair short, and renames herself Joe as she navigates through the subtle nuances of queer life in San Francisco in the 1950s.
"I got a broom and dustpan from a closet down the hall, swept up the remaining shards, fishing out the acorns but not the earrings or the hair, and slid it all into the container. I dumped the whiskey, cloudy from my blood, down the drain, and poured myself one last finger." - Katie Gilmartin, Blackmail [...]

Tara Ison | Reeling Through Life | Author Interview

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In Reeling Through Life, Tara Ison explores how movies have, for better or worse, shaped the many aspects of her life. Films are didactic and entertaining, but more than that, they shape our identities. They offer glimpses into other realties and offer up ways-of-being that inform how we operate in the world. Reeling Through Life is equal parts memoir and film study. In 10 insightful and humorous essays, Tara talks about 115 films and their continuing impact on her life.
"And I'm eleven years old again, fearing invisibility, hoping to be heard. Seeking the distinction and complexity of dysfunction and dark secrets. Hoping to [...]

Alexandra Fuller| Leaving Before the Rains Come | Author Interview

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Alexandra Fuller (best known for her memoir, Don’t Let’s Go to the Dogs Tonight: An African Childhood) writes about her marriage and its slow unravel in her new memoir, Leaving Before the Rains Come. She describes her husband as “the perfect rescuer” who would save her from the chaos of her family and their life in Africa, and juxtaposes him with stories of her father who declared “boring” to be the worst possible sin. Leaving Before the Rains Come is written with wit and candor; it’s a raw exploration of one’s self that is both unabashed and elegant.
“Long after the divorce was final [...]