Martyn Burke talks about his new novel, Music for Love or War, with Katerina Cozias.
According to what we’ve been told, the source of all knowledge is somewhere just south of Sunset Boulevard. The problem is that Danny has lost the address.
So begins Martyn Burke’s tragi-comic novel of love and war. Danny, a Canadian sharpshooter, and Hank, in the U.S. Army, have been stationed in Kandahar, but they are in Los Angeles, desperate to find the Hollywood psychic who will reveal the whereabouts of the women they love. Danny is searching for Ariana, the girl he fell in love with in Toronto in […]
Eric Braeden joins James Lott Jr. to discuss hew memoir, I’ll Be Damned: How My Young and Restless Life Led Me to America’s #1 Daytime Drama.
In this startling candid and poignant memoir, the legendary Emmy Award-winning star of The Young and The Restless, America’s #1 soap opera, chronicles his amazing life, from his birth in World War II Germany to his arrival in America to his rise to humanitarian and daytime superstar for the past thirty-five years.
For nearly four decades, fans have welcomed the star of television’s number-one daytime show, The Young and the Restless, into their living rooms. While they’ve come […]
Shaka Senghor discusses Writing My Wrongs: Life, Death, and Redemption in an American Prison with Paula Bryant Ellis.
Shaka Senghor was raised in a middle class neighborhood on Detroit’s east side during the height of the 1980s crack epidemic. An honor roll student and a natural leader, he dreamed of becoming a doctor—but at age 11, his parents’ marriage began to unravel, and the beatings from his mother worsened, sending him on a downward spiral that saw him run away from home, turn to drug dealing to survive, and end up in prison for murder at the age of 19, fuming with anger and […]
Robin Jones Gunn joins James Lott Jr. and Marissa Serafin to talk about Finding Father Christmas, Engaging Father Christmas, and more.
Watch for the 2016 Hallmark Christmas movie, “Finding Father Christmas” based on Robin’s Father Christmas novels. You can get a behind the scenes look at the film making process in her book, “How My Book Became a Movie: A True Story”.
Robin’s best-selling, award-winning novels include the Christy Miller series for teens as well as the Sierra Jensen and Katie Weldon series. The characters in these series continue in Christy & Todd: The College Years, The Married Years and soon, The Baby Years. […]
Geshe Michael Roach talks about his four step process for personal and professional success, and the effect of differring eastern and western philosophies on America/Chinese business dealings. His new book is called China Love You: The Death of Global Competition. Katerina Cozias interviews.
Geshe Michael Roach was born in 1952 in Los Angeles, California to Phillip H Roach and Elizabeth Earle Roach. His father was a builder, and his mother was an elementary school educator and volunteer for social welfare organizations such as the Red Cross. He is one of four brothers, the others being Geoffrey, John, and Phillip George. The family moved to […]
Kenny Aronoff talks with Lauren LoGrasso about his memoir, Sex, Drugs, Rock ‘n’ Roll: The Hardest Hitting Man in Show Business.
Talent, energy, dedication, discipline, passion, innovation, education, drive, mind, body, spirit, vision, honor, truth, and drums make the man: Kenny Aronoff. Voted by Rolling Stone magazine as one of the greatest drummers of all time, Aronoff is arguably the most sought-after recording and touring beat master ever. Ignited by the Beatles’ appearance on The Ed Sullivan Show in 1964, Aronoff’s passion for drumming fervently grew and carried him from the kit in his childhood living room in the Berkshires to Bernstein at Tanglewood […]
Interview with Jessica Teich, author of The Future Tense of Joy. An intimate psychological memoir, The Future Tense of Joy is the luminous account of one woman’s efforts to free herself—and her family—from the demons of the past. The book deftly chronicles the daily consolations of marriage and motherhood, even as it exposes the treachery of silence to honor the healing power of love. Paula Bryant-Ellis interviews.
Jessica Teich graduated summa cum laude from Yale and received an M.Phil degree from Oxford, where she was a Rhodes scholar. Her previous book, Trees Make The Best Mobiles: Simple Ways To Raise Your Child In A […]
Illeana Douglas talks about her memoir, I Blame Dennis Hopper. Illeana calls herself “The Great Rememberer” of Hollywood History and talks about documenting it for future generations.
Illeana Douglas is an actress, writer, and producer. She studied at “The Neighborhood Playhouse”. While working in New York as a stand-up comedian and sketch comedy artist, she got a job “screaming” for Martin Scorsese’s The Last Temptation of Christ (1988). This led to a long working relationship in the films, New York Stories (1989), Goodfellas (1990) and Cape Fear (1991). She received critical acclaim as the suspicious sister of Matt Dillon in To Die […]
Dr. Roslyn Satchel talks about her book, What Movies Teach about Race: Exceptionalism, Erasure, and Entitlement. Shar Jossell interviews.
What Movies Teach About Race: Exceptionalism, Erasure, & Entitlement reveals the way that media frames in entertainment content persuade audiences to see themselves and others through a prescriptive lens that favors whiteness. These media representations threaten democracy as conglomeration and convergence concentrate the media’s global influence in the hands of a few corporations. By linking film’s political economy with the movie content in the most influential films, this critical discourse study uncovers the socially-shared cognitive structures that the movie industry passes down from one generation […]
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 […]
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.
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 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.
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 […]