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Finding peace in the midst of chaos

June 12th, 2010 · Comments

I like to think of stress as optional and opt out as often as possible, but in the chaos of life that is sometimes easier said than done. Jonathan Kapalan, Ph.D. says its possible to find peace anywhere at anytime including the inside of your car during rush hour. Ever since doing this interview, I've been seriously considering cleaning out my car. It will indeed happen. Listen to Jonathan's interview to get a few tips on mindful living.

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Emily Smith, Author of THANK YOU MR. WRONG

June 10th, 2010 · Comments

In everyday conversation, people sometimes throw around the phrase, "never judge a book by its cover." But, in real life, particularly in the world of books, we know that we absolutely judge books by their covers. Just as we are attracted to people who radiate positive energy with a warm and welcoming smiles, we notice books by their captivating covers and intriguing titles. As I walked out of the New York Book Expo 8am morning session hosted by Jon Stewart feeling disappointed that the session ended before I got called on to ask my kick a** question, I perked up with I saw a bright red book with the letters THANK YOU MR. WRONG on the front cover. The author of the book, Emily Smith, was holding it and when she noticed me starring at it, she asked, "Do you want it?"

I've met Mr. Wrong a few times in life and couldn't resist the offer to meet him again. "Of course," I said. And with the exchange of every book at the Book Expo comes an interview. Listen to Emily's interview to get a sense of what she learned from Mr. Wrong and how a series of Mr. Wrongs led her to a Mr. Right!

Tags: DefaultTag · relationships · book

J.A. Konrath–Ten Tries are a Charm

June 10th, 2010 · Comments

"After 500 rejections, after 12 years, after more than a million words written and not a dime earned, I like to say that there is a word for an author than never gives up and that word is published."

Mystery Writer J.A. Konrath

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No Permission Necessary–Debbie Macomber

June 9th, 2010 · Comments

Debbie Macomber knew she had her work cut out for her when she decided to pursue her dream of being a writer. She struggled with dyslexia throughout childhood, graduated near the bottom of her class and married as a teenager. Debbie recalls her third grade teacher telling her parents, "Debbie is such a nice girl, but she probably won't go far in life." Unwilling to be talked out of her dream, Debbie kept it a secret.

In spite of her learning disability Debbie was bursting at the seems with stories that she thought had to be told. At 29, Debbie rented a type writer and began pecking out her stories, taking breaks to attend to parenting duties and to make room at the table for family meals. Thirty years later, Debbie has written over 100 books, several of which are New York Times Best Sellers and some which have been made into movies. Perhaps Debbie's third-grade teacher is eating her words. The moral of the story--If you have a dream, don't ask for anyone's permission, instead just pursue it relentlessly!

Tags: DefaultTag · relationships · love · book · Debbie Maycomber · dyslexia

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