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Get the story behind the story! Fascinating Authors takes a closer look at your favorite authors, what drives them, what inspires them and why they just can't stop writing. Whether you're a fan, an avid reader or aspire to become a fascinating author y

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Fascinating Author: Brad Martin

Wed, 16 Dec 2009 18:31:08 GMT

Listen to Brad Martin as he tells the tale of Good vs. Evil, who will win?

Fascinating Author: Kelly Damron

Thu, 16 Oct 2008 04:05:52 GMT

Kelly K. Damron is the mother of fraternal twin girls conceived with the assistance of in vitro fertilization (IVF). Her daughters were born at 30 weeks gestation after her water broke. They spent 7 weeks in the Neonatal Intensive Care Unit (NICU). One of her daughters had a life saving surgery at only 5 weeks of age. Today both of her girls are healthy and happy. Kelly recognizes how lucky she is to be a mom and that her girls have no long-term effects of their prematurity. She lives in Phoenix, Arizona, with her husband, Dave, and their daughters.

Fascinating Author: Laura Harris

Thu, 16 Oct 2008 04:03:39 GMT

Regain Sanity by Strategically Relinquishing Control Starting a business is never easy, neither is it easy being a seasoned entrepreneur. Wouldn’t it be nice if someone laid out the basics so that others could save a lot of time, money, and grief? Laura Harris has done just that. Focusing on concepts that will help entrepreneurs avoid costly, time-consuming trial-and-terror learning, Harris will guide you through the challenges of running a business. Based on the author’s own hard-earned lessons and her years of experience consulting with hundreds of business owners, Surrender to Win will teach you how to generate more income, maximize profits, create client loyalty, develop autonomous employees, and decrease the stress that results from “making it up as you go along.” You can achieve all of this and not be shackled to the business by developing a solid busi-ness plan, clear-cut operations, strong leaders, and competent employees. Harris offers insightful and authoritative advice that both fledgling entrepreneurs and seasoned business owners will find helpful and practical. She can teach you how to build a profitable business where employees think and act like owners.

Fascinating Author: Jerry D. Simmons

Wed, 16 Jul 2008 01:09:53 GMT

After 25 years in New York Publishing, Jerry shares his insight and wisdom on what it takes to be a successfully published author. His book: What Writers Need to Know about Publishing is packed with information every writer needs to know. Jerry has worked with some of the biggest authors in the business including: James Patterson, Nicholas Sparks, and Sandra Brown. He's also worked with thousands of bestselling titles including: Bridges of Madison County, Scarlett, and The Lion King.

Fascinating Author: Myles Reed

Thu, 20 Mar 2008 01:00:33 GMT

So what does it take to find love online? Author of Fishing for Love on the Net, Myles Reed shares the secrets of fishing and finding love online!

Fascinating Author: Julie Rossetti

Wed, 19 Mar 2008 20:33:38 GMT

So what does it take to bury diabetes? Author Julie Rossetti has battled diabetes and will share that in this insightful and informative interview!

Fascinating Author: Kathy L Patrick

Sun, 13 Jan 2008 18:33:39 GMT

When licensed cosmetologist turned publisher’s rep Kathy Patrick lost her job due to industry cutbacks, she wasn’t deterred. One year later, she opened Beauty and the Book, the world’s only combination beauty salon/bookstore. Soon after, she founded The Pulpwood Queens of East Texas — a reading group that dared to ask the question, “Does a book club have to be snobby to be serious?” The idea spread like wildfire. Now there are about 70 chapters nationwide. The overriding rule — aside from wearing the club’s official tiara, hot pink, and leopard print outfits — is that the groups must have fun. The club’s mission: To get America reading.THE PULPWOOD QUEENS’ TIARA-WEARING, BOOK- SHARING GUIDE TO LIFE celebrates female friendship, sisterhood, and the transformative power of reading. It includes life principles and motivational anecdotes, hilarious and heart-warming stories of friendships among the Queens, and stories from Kathy about the books that have inspired her throughout her life, complete with personalized suggested book lists.

Fascinating Author: A Song for the World

Fri, 21 Dec 2007 06:29:27 GMT

This is a book about the power of music, the amazing true story of the Colwell Brothers and Herb Allen, whose lives and music touched millions worldwide, ignited the phenomenon of Up with People, and blazed a new path for all who would help to build the future.

Fascinating Author: Helen Barer

Tue, 18 Dec 2007 14:10:06 GMT

Nora Franke is a New York food writer stuck in a rut. Hoping to get rid of a broken heart (and the extra pounds that came with it), she accepts a job as a menu consultant at an elite fitness ranch in Baja. With any luck she'll shed the weight, make some friends, and maybe even find a way to get over her ex-lover. But Nora soon finds that there's more than just yoga classes, morning hikes, and liquid fasts among the flowers and herbs—someone's put murder on the menu, and unless she can solve the mystery of who's behind the death of two of the guests, Nora may just be the next victim.

Fascinating Author: Rob Costelloe

Mon, 17 Dec 2007 20:09:04 GMT

Have you ever wondered whether there are people who experience love at a higher plane than what we see all around us? One lofty enough that it must have a thinking basis, as well as an emotional one? If so, what kind of drama would their love story make? Wouldn’t they have unique challenges to overcome in scaling the zenith they seek, and in keeping it vibrant through time?

Fascinating Author: Ed Baker

Sun, 14 Oct 2007 18:06:24 GMT

Ed Baker is the author and illustrator behind Kitten Cuckoo a delightful children's tale. Kitten Cuckoo had one favorite friend who favored him too. An elephant baby named Paquile E. Derm, who felt really bad when he stepped on a worm. A story of unlikely friendships, Kitten Cuckoo and Paquile E. Derm forge a bond that time and distance cannot erase.

Fascinating Author: Sandra Wilson

Sun, 14 Oct 2007 17:57:51 GMT

Taj reveals the human, cultural and political influences that surrounded the creation of India's most famous icon. It's all there--the love story, wicked stepmother, court intrigue, harems, battles and tragedy. Taj provides the magic carpet that takes you to a faraway time and place and reveals the back story of the Taj Mahal.

Fascinating Authors: The Nanny Diaries

Sat, 01 Sep 2007 18:47:32 GMT

Authors: Emma Mclaughlin and Nicola Kraus join us to talk about their mega successful book: The Nanny Diaries, their hit movie and what's next for these two powerhouse writers!

Fascinating Author: Sally Koslow

Sat, 01 Sep 2007 18:38:32 GMT

Magnolia Gold, the highly paid editor in chief of Lady magazine. With a corner office, a designer wardrobe, and dozens of loyal employees, Magnolia has been hired to update the dowager of women's magazines. She's on her way to giving Lady a face-lift when she is ignominiously replaced by Bebe Blake, a brash television personality who remakes the magazine in her own hilariously inappropriate image. Shunted off to the darkest corners of executive purgatory Magnolia seethes from the sidelines as Bebe turns her beloved, once-profitable Lady into a sideshow. Inspired by real-life events, Little Pink Slips is about the fall, rise, and sweet revenge of a woman who witnesses corporate shenanigans at their most flagrant. Filled with gossipy revelations about celebrity obsession and behind-the-scenes details of the media business in all its malfeasant glory, this novel is delicious, can't-stop-reading fun.

Fascinating Authors: Jackie & Doug Christie

Wed, 22 Aug 2007 00:23:35 GMT

The true story of Doug and Jackie Christie's much publicized marriage and the unbreakable bond they share together. You get a first hand look into the private life of a professional basketball player and a behind the scenes peak into the crazy world of the NBA. They overcame the challenges of Doug's career, and the criticism by the sports media, they'll share with you how you to can experience true Infinite Love.

Fascinating Author: Corey Fayman

Wed, 08 Aug 2007 03:55:56 GMT

Rolly Waters is a recovering rock musician and part-time private eye. One night his band performs at a blowout party for, a fast-rising Internet startup that has the city of San Diego talking. When Rolly returns after hours to retrieve his guitar from the host’s mansion, he finds a dead body floating in the swimming pool. His discovery sets in motion a series of intrigues that drag him into the surreal world of culture, as well as the dark heart of his own uneven past. Black’s Beach Shuffle updates the classic Southern California gumshoe world of Raymond Chandler and Ross McDonald with contemporary technology riffs, new millennium anxieties and sun-blotted humor. It pumps out a page-turning mix of plot twists, colorful characters and laugh-out-loud humor as Rolly’s investigation ricochets him from the high-tech industrial parks of Torrey Pines Mesa to downtown blues clubs, from street taco shops to the penthouse of the La Jolla Hyatt, from the hallowed halls of academia to the sands of Black’s Beach, San Diego’s official clothing-optional playground.

Fascinating Author: Susan Schaab

Wed, 08 Aug 2007 03:53:01 GMT

Identity theft is one of the fastest growing crimes in America. It occurs in some form every 79 seconds. And nefarious minds are dedicated to the discovery of new methods for its commission. The same technological advances that make communication easy and instant have torn our identities from us and turned them into “objects” that can be stolen and misused. What if a male law firm partner hijacked the identity of a female associate? What if he used email impersonation and electronic forgery to set her up as the mastermind of an illegal scheme? And what if she was ultimately framed for murder as a result of his actions? Wearing the Spider, a debut legal thriller by Susan Schaab, explores these possibilities. “The Devil Wears Prada in legal technicolor. A smart, thoroughly-enjoyable tale.” –Liz Smith, New York Post Columnist & New York Times Bestselling Author of Natural Blonde and Dishing: Great Dish – And Dishes – From America's Most Beloved Gossip Columnist.

Fascinating Author: James Therrian

Wed, 08 Aug 2007 03:49:08 GMT

Can people actually change who they are for love? Do we really choose the people we fall in love with? Michael Baldwin is a successful professional dancer who has it all; a great career, a long-term relationship with his lover David, and a brand new lake view house they built together on Lake Michigan. The sudden death of his unbearable dance partner, sets into motion a series of events that makes Michael question his settled life when he falls head over heels for his new dance partner, Elizabeth. Dance of the Heart explores the complications of love and attractions, friendship and family; illustrating that no matter who we are or who we love, attractions make anyone a little crazy.

Fascinating Author: Jordana Ryan

Thu, 02 Aug 2007 00:44:56 GMT

Haunted by her involvement in her parents death at the age of ten, Cassandra has never been confident in the love that others felt for her—not her adoptive parents, her friends and certainly not the man she loved with all her heart. So, after giving herself to her high school sweetheart on prom night, she flees from the overpowering fears and all those who supported her. And then after four years of sleeping with one strange man after another—whose names she couldn’t remember or never knew—she decided enough was enough. It was time to return to face those she’d left behind, particularly Brenden Carter. Brenden should hate Cass for running away from their love and with his daughter, but somehow even after years of telling himself he hated her–and doing a lot of womanizing himself–Cass’ smile still managed to get next to him. Will he be able to forgive her for leaving him when he needed her most?

Fascinating Author: Iris Bell

Mon, 23 Jul 2007 17:59:45 GMT

Casey was a great dog. He was great because he was unabashedly himself. A real character. And when someone has the courage to just be who he is, the lessons of life seem to emanate from him in even the simplest of his actions. Dr. Iris Bell, a psychiatrist and Casey's "mom," has recorded in delightful images and concise words her beloved friend's innocent wisdom, and wonderful worrywart wit. She couples these with insightful quotes from writers, celebrities and some of the world's great thinkers - who discovered through their own process of living and observing life what Casey just naturally knew. When you need a little chuckle, a point in the right direction, a reminder of how someone can love and appreciate someone else, Chew on Things - It Helps You Think is just what the doctor ordered.

Fascinating Author: Peter Davies

Mon, 23 Jul 2007 17:57:42 GMT

A "compelling, high-octane novel of racial, tribal and ideological conflict" Scatterlings of Africa is a fast-paced thriller, set in Rhodesia's war against terror. Rhodesia became Zimbabwe in 1980. It's December 1972 and Lieutenant Ron Cartwright is obsessed with defending his country against insurgents in a vicious civil war. Comrade Gadziwa is equally determined to win the fight for Zimbabwe to be restored to his people. While abduction, intimidation, torture and worse are going on in the war zone, the cities, towns and many farms remain safe, idyllic havens where Ron's wife Angela and their young children live in relative comfort. But the stress of their separate lives is taking its toll, and the arrival of Angie's cousin Mark, who she hasn't seen since she was a child, adds fuel to an already tense situation. The tentacles of war spread, plots cross, and life will never be the same again...

Fascinating Author: Tim Phelan

Wed, 04 Apr 2007 03:57:30 GMT

Tim Phelan is a confident, twenty-one-year-old college graduate who is determined to build his future on two solid pillars: meeting the woman of his dreams, and earning a financial fortune. Three months after he lands a job that promises to put him on the fast track to luxury-home ownership and country-club living, Tim’s plans begin to unravel: his brain and digestive tract seem to have entered into a diabolical conspiracy, and they appear hell-bent on destroying his ambitious plans, his confidence, and so much more. But why are they suddenly betraying him at the most inopportune times—like dates and business meetings? Set amid the rigid expectations of a polite society where mentioning bodily functions is taboo, Romance, Riches, and Restrooms is a tragically hilarious memoir about one man’s desperate quest to conceal and conquer irritable bowel syndrome (IBS) before he becomes a penniless hermit.

Fascinating Author: Sandy Steele

Wed, 04 Apr 2007 02:06:24 GMT

"When you think about the rest of your life, which should last until 101, do you really want it to be one long, aching, paining, prescription filling, drudgery spent in your doctor’s waiting room? That’s why I’ve written this easy to follow HOW-TO-GUIDE, based on the most prestigious medical research and personal interviews with the rich and famous, for achieving a healthy and long life naturally." Sandy Steele

Fascinating Author: GD Baum

Wed, 04 Apr 2007 02:05:35 GMT

Private Investigator Lock Tourmaline is a fast-talking, witty former New Jersey cop with extraordinary martial arts expertise. In Point and Shoot; A Lock Tourmaline Mystery, Lock is hired as a bodyguard to protect a Korean drug lord who is later assassinated. In the midst of solving this murder mystery, Lock struggles to extricate his ex-wife from her dangerous entanglement with both a corrupt lover and an addiction to cocaine. At the same time, the woman he now loves succumbs slowly to terminal cancer, and her fifteen-year-old daughter sinks deeper into suicidal depression. An amalgamation of an enthralling murder mystery, a hard-edged love story and meticulously fashioned protagonists, Point and Shoot is sure to please even the most hard-boiled reader of the private eye genre.

Fascinating Author: Tom Gegax

Wed, 04 Apr 2007 02:04:48 GMT

In The Big Book of Small Business, Tom shares his hard-earned lessons on how to become an enlightened, effective leader, and on how to do the small things right so the big decisions work. This all-in-one toolbox for small businesses is jammed with warm-hearted, tough-minded practices and street-smart tips, covering every aspect of a growing business.