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Monday, March 30, 2015

Patricia Harman: The Reluctat Midwife



















Until You Walk The Path, You Won’t Know Where it Goes will be chatting with midwife, author, and healer, Patricia Harman on April 3 at 1 pm eastern as she talks about her amazing healing journey and the books that sprouted from it.



Patricia Harman has spent over thirty years caring for women as a midwife, first as a lay-midwife, delivering babies in cabins and on communal farms in West Virginia, and later as a nurse-midwife in teaching hospitals and in a community hospital birthing center.




She spent over a decade in the sixties and seventies in her wild youth living in rural communes in Washington (Tolstoy Farm), Connecticut (The Committee for Non-Violent Action) and Minnesota (Free Folk). During the Vietnam years, she and her husband, Tom Harman, traveled the country, often hitch-hiking, as they looked for a place to settle. In 1974 they purchased a farm with a group of like-minded friends on top of a ridge in Roane County, West Virginia. Here on the commune, they built log houses, dug a pond, grew and preserved their own food and started the Growing Tree Natural Foods Cooperative.





















It was during this time that Patsy attended her first home birth, more or less by accident. "Some people are destined," she has written. "I was staying at a woman friend's commune when she went into labor and I ended up delivering my first baby." Soon after, Harman traveled to Austin, Texas to train with a collective of home-birth midwives. When she returned, she became one of the founding members of The West Virginia Cooperative of Midwives. Her passion for caring for women and babies led her to become an RN as the first step in getting licensed as certified nurse midwife. In 1985, with her children, a yowling cat and her husband she traveled north, pulling a broken down trailer to begin her training at the University of Minnesota where she received her MSN in Nurse-Midwifery.



For the past twenty years, Ms. Harman has been a nurse-midwife on the faculty of The Ohio State University, Case Western Reserve University and most recently West Virginia University. In 1998 she went into private practice with her husband, Tom, an OB/Gyn, in Morgantown, West Virginia. Here they devoted their lives to caring for women and bringing babies into the world in a gentle way.



When, in 2003, the cost of liability insurance for Obstetrics sky-rocketed from $70,000 a year to $110,000, the Harman's decided to give up deliveries. Though many loyal patients grieved the loss of their favorite mid-wife/physician team, the change in life style gave the author time to begin writing her first book, The Blue Cotton Gown: A Midwife's Memoir.



Patricia Harman still lives and works with her husband, Ob/Gyn Thomas Harman, in Morgantown, West Virginia at their clinic, Partners in Women's Health Care. Though she no longer attends births, she provides care for women in early pregnancy and through-out the life span. She brings to this work the same dedication and compassion she brought to obstetrics.







The USA Today bestselling author of The Midwife of Hope River returns with a heartfelt sequel, a novel teeming with life and full of humor and warmth, one that celebrates the human spirit.























The Great Depression has hit West Virginia hard. Men are out of work; women struggle to feed hungry children. Luckily, Nurse Becky Myers has returned to care for them. While she can handle most situations, Becky is still uneasy helping women deliver their babies. For these mothers-to-be, she relies on an experienced midwife, her dear friend Patience Murphy.



Though she is happy to be back in Hope River, time and experience have tempered Becky’s cheerfulness-as tragedy has destroyed the vibrant spirit of her former employer Dr Isaac Blum, who has accompanied her. Patience too has changed. Married and expecting a baby herself, she is relying on Becky to keep the mothers of Hope River safe.




But becoming a midwife and ushering precious new life into the world is not Becky’s only challenge. Her skills and courage will be tested when a calamitous forest fire blazes through a Civilian Conservation Corps camp. And she must find a way to bring Isaac back to life and rediscover the hope they both need to go on.



Full of humor and compassion, The Reluctant Midwife is a moving tribute to the power of optimism and love to overcome the most trying circumstances and times, and is sure to please fans of the poignant Call the Midwife series.



Harman's websites:


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Tune into http://www.blogtalkradio.com/theresachaze on April 3 at 1 pm eastern to learn from and speak with Midwife and author Patricia Harman. The phone lines and chat will be available for those who wish to ask questions. The phone number is (347) 838-9927.


The interview will be available in the archives at http://www.blogtalkradio.com/theresachaze/2015/04/03/until-you-walk-the-path-you-wont-know-where-it-goes











Love can be a blessing or the curse that destroys an entire town.
Have you ever met someone and suddenly felt love or hate? Did you wonder why? What if you had forgotten the reason? Would you want to remember if it could save you life? 

Elizabeth was asked by her mentor to teach a writing course at a small college. Since she never forgets a kindness, she reluctantly agrees. Arriving in town, she instantly regrets her decision. She wants to run, but she is honor bound to stay. Even as the ghost of a small child begs her to forgive, the memories of another time arouse feelings of hatred that she doesn't understand and cannot control. When she meets Shane, all of their lives are thrown onto a dangerous collision course from which they can neither run, nor can they hide. The question is, "Can they overcome their tragic past or will they be doomed to repeat it?"





Never Can Say Good-bye is a paranormal thriller much like Ghost, The Others, and the Dark Shadows TV series.

Amazing films come from a great script being combined with talented actors, who have been cast in the right role, a crew that uses innovation rather than shocking the audiences' senses with sex and violence, and a distributor, who has the vision to give the audiences original content. Never Can Say Good-bye has the romance of Ghost, the suspense of The Others and the plot twists that will satisfy the millions Dark Shadows fans. Join our team to be proud of being part of an amazing film. 


To learn more about our cast and crew please visit our website Website

















Saturday, March 14, 2015

Interview with Horror Filmmaker Joshua Hall





Until You Walk The Path, You Won’t Know Where it Goes hosting rising filmmaker Joshua Hall at 1 pm eastern on March 15, 2015 as we talk about the his current projects as well as the changes in the Horror genre.




Wisconsin born filmmaker. Joshua Hall is best known as a his ability to scare the audiences with his work both in front of and behind the cameras. He graduated from Cudahy High School in 1999 and Attended Milwaukee Area Tech College for Creative writing and screen writing. He attended varies internships as well for independent sets. Joshua took part is varies commercials such as Rainbow casino, Harlem Furniture, and few others. Joshua had a bit part on the history Channel as a military missile pilot. His shorts include a vampire film called Crossed, Blur Effect, and New Purpose. His script, An Angel Story has been optioned and he is packaging a Comedy called Chase and Pursuit.



Dark Collective is his current horror project. It’s a vampire film, which is Lethal Weapon Meets Lost Boys




Hall's websites:
https://www.kickstarter.com/projects/1832858619/the-dark-collective
https://www.facebook.com/joshua.m.hall
http://www.imdb.com/name/nm2540393/?ref_=tt_ov_wr
https://www.facebook.com/TheDarkCollective







Tune into http://www.blogtalkradio.com/theresachaze on March 15, 2015 at 1 pm eastern to listen as Jushua Hall share his tips about how write and produce horror films.. The phone lines and chat will be available for those who wish to ask questions. The phone number is (347) 838-9927.



The interview will be available after the show in the archives at http://www.blogtalkradio.com/theresachaze/2015/03/15/until-you-walk-the-path-you-wont-know-where-it-goes














Have you ever met someone and suddenly felt love or hate? Did you wonder why? What if you had forgotten the reason? Would you want to remember if it could save you life?
Never Can Say Good-bye is a paranormal thriller-horror that combines a traditional ghost story with unique twists.








 

Monday, February 23, 2015

What makes a film popular?



Amazing films come from a great script being combined with talented actors, who have been cast in the right role, a crew that uses innovation rather than shocking the audiences' senses with sex and violence, and a distributor, who has the vision to give the audiences original content. Never Can Say Good-bye has the romance of Ghost, the suspense of The Others and the plot twists that will satisfy the millions Dark Shadows fans.

We have the interest, but not yet the commitment of a distributor.  The Michigan Film Incentive and product placement will give us a great P & A budget, which will give us better bargaining power with distributors and  Theatrical chains.  We grandfathered it into Section 181 of the Jobs Act.  We will do everything possible to give the investor(s) an active role so they can used the federal tax deduction on both their passive and active income.

We have an amazing cast and crew, who will give Never Can Say Good-bye the highest production standards.  It will touch audiences' hearts as they are scaring their socks off.

Join our team for the opportunity to make a good profit, while being able to be proud of being part of an amazing film




 If you were given a second chance, would you choose love or revenge?




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Love can be a blessing or the curse that destroys an entire town.
Have you ever met someone and suddenly felt love or hate? Did you wonder why? What if you had forgotten the reason? Would you want to remember if it could save you life?
Never Can Say Good-bye is a paranormal thriller-horror that combines a traditional ghost story with unique twists.







Tuesday, February 3, 2015

Mettle of Honor: American Sniper meets Ransom

 



















Until You Walk The Path, You Won’t Know Where it Goes hosting Producer, Writer, and Director J. Brian at 1 pm eastern on February 5, 2015 as we talk about his up coming project Mettle of Honor as well as the his diverse experience both in front of and behind the cameras.



J. Brian has spent 30 years of his life in and out of almost all aspects of entertainment. From standup comedy, acting, modeling and makeup design to writing, directing and producing, he has managed to learn as much as he can in the field of entertainment to become a very versatile one-man production team. He also writes horror and pulp-style adventure fiction as well as designs card and board games, with his first card game making its mass market debut in 2013.


His first film effort, a 26 minute, $200 ghost story called “The Shed”, went on to win Best Horror Short at the 2004 New York International Independent Film and Video Festival and he has racked up several awards since then. He has worked on television programs for live broadcast and networks such as VH1 and FOX, produced numerous promotional and music videos for entertainers and rap artists, and has written, directed and/or produced many short and feature length movies.

Regarding his movies, he has worked as writer, casting director, location scout and manager, makeup designer and artist, scene and lighting designer, stunt and fight choreographer, director of photography, visual effects artist, editor, camera operator, director, producer and executive producer.



Mettle of Honor synopsis:
When a gang of kidnappers takes their young hostage to an abandoned building to await a $100 million ransom, a homeless Vietnam vet who lives in the building becomes her only hope for salvation.



Led by Nick, a recently paroled bank robber, a gang of 14 ruthless killers kidnaps Molly, the 16 year old daughter of a bank president and gives him 24 hours to rob his own bank for the $100 million ransom... or she dies.

Taking her to an abandoned 6-story building in an isolated and derelict area of the city, Nick orders his men to kill the homeless squatters who inhabit the old building to eliminate any witnesses.
Nick's plan soon hits a snag, however, when Gunny, a homeless Vietnam vet who lives in the building, starts fighting back.


As darkness falls, the 63 year old Marine calls upon combat and survival skills he hasn't used in 40 years as he wages a one-man war on a new, and much younger, enemy to protect the frightened young hostage.


Outnumbered, outgunned and definitely “out-youthed”, Gunny proves he still has the mettle worthy of a hero.





Jim (TJ Woodbury) takes a temporary job as a security guard for a large hotel when the last guard was "let go" for having too many bad habits. After chatting with the night desk clerk, Chris (John Santi), he learns that there is more to the sudden dismissal of the last guard than the hotel manager (Bobbi Lane) tells him which involved the accidental drowning of a young boy in the hotel's swimming pool and the guard's heartless attempt to cover it up. But when he takes a quick blow to the head by a hotel guest opening a door, Jim believes he's beginning to see things... like a dead boy floating in the pool. Soon, while making his late night rounds, Jim comes face to face with the angry ghost of the boy.







Brian's websites:








THE SHED is a 26 minute, black and white ghost story about a young couple who buy a house but is unaware that the shed in the backyard was the scene of a brutal murder a decade before and, as a result, is haunted. The husband, David ( Daniel Sappington) begins to hear a child crying in the backyard late at night but his wife, Amy (Liarra Michelle), is convinced that he's under a lot of stress over work and buying the house and is just hearing a neighborhood cat. Things come to a head when David ventures outside late one night after hearing the crying and comes face to face with the ghost of a little boy (Dylan Ochoa). After visit from the police (Jason Smith) and a mysterious old lady (Michal Faith McCune) who lives across the street, that night David learns the sad, yet gruesome, secret that the shed has been hiding for over 10 years..


Tune into http://www.blogtalkradio.com/theresachaze on February 5, 2015 at 1 pm eastern to listen as J. Brian share his insiders view of the entertainment industry. The phone lines and chat will be available for those who wish to ask questions. The phone number is (347) 838-9927.


The interview will be available after the show in the archives at http://www.blogtalkradio.com/theresachaze/2015/02/05/until-you-walk-the-path-you-wont-know-where-it-goes










Have you ever met someone and suddenly felt love or hate? Did you wonder why? What if you had forgotten the reason? Would you want to remember if it could save you life?
Never Can Say Good-bye is a paranormal thriller-horror that combines a traditional ghost story with unique twists.





Saturday, January 31, 2015

Charlie LeSueur Tells Western Tales

Until You Walk The Path, You Won’t Know Where it Goes hosting author and Arizona's Official Western Film Historian, Charlie LeSueur at 2 pm eastern on February 1, 2015 as we talk about how the western genre has and continues to influence our culture.









Charlie LeSueur has conducted well over 1000 Question and Answer sessions with the cowboy stars of the silver screen and television starting with Lash La Rue in 1992. In 1999 he released his first book based on interviews he conducted up until that time. The Legends Live On: Interviews with the Cowboy Stars of the Silver Screen features in depth studies of stars such as, Roy Rogers and Dale Evans, Rex Allen, Harry Carey, Jr., Ben Johnson, Robert Fuller, Buck and Dub Taylor, Lash La Rue, John Smith, and Johnny Western told through revealing interviews. In 2014, Charlie released an addendum to this book which answers unanswered questions to the John Smith chapter. Clearing up the Dusty Trail: The Chapter 6 Addendum is offered with the previous book or separately.


 

Since then, LeSueur has written Riding the Hollywood Trail: Tales of the Silver Screen Cowboys. This comprehensive study of the history of the silver screen "B" westerns is told through the careers of the stars starting with Broncho Billy Anderson in 1903 and ending in 1955 when the studios closed this chapter of western film history.
























Since then he has released two CDs called Golden Nuggets Along the Old Hollywood Trail which feature little known facts and stories about film and television westerns and the stars. He is currently working on his next book, Riding the Hollywood Trail II: Blazing the Early Television Trail, which features the fascinating stories of the stars and film heroes that successfully and not so successfully made the transition to television in the early 1950s.



In January of 2014, Charlie LeSueur was honored with his boot prints pressed in cement and added to the Apacheland Wall of Fame in the Audie Murphy Barn at the Superstition Mountain Museum. In February of 2014, he proudly was proclaimed Arizona's Official Western Film Historian.

LeSueur's Websites:
http://www.abouttheoldhollywoodtrail.com/








Tune into http://www.blogtalkradio.com/theresachaze on February 1, 2015 at 2 pm eastern to listen as Charlie LeSueur shares the little know stories of our western heroes and villains . The phone lines and chat will be available for those who wish to ask questions. The phone number is (347) 838-9927.




The interview will be available after the show in the archives at http://www.blogtalkradio.com/theresachaze/2015/02/01/until-you-walk-the-path-you-wont-know-where-it
















Horses and Heroes is not about pointing fingers or creating a political firestorm. It is a documentary, which will help military personnel and veterans find a new way to cope with the physical and emotional challenges brought into their lives by war. Equine Therapy does not involve drugs nor lying on a couch and spilling their guts. What it does do is help them find new ways to see and react to their emotional triggers. It helps their bodies remember how it used to work. It can't replace what was lost, but it can give them the confidence to see that they are more than the sum of their body parts. Horses and Heroes will give veterans and military personnel the information they need to find alternative healing solutions, which can help prevent another Fort Hood. Horses and Heroes can’t fix the system nor will be it is a cure all. What it will do is show that there is an alternative that does help by focusing on the how working with the horses helps military personnel and veterans face their physical and emotional challenges, it will reach out to those who are in need and tell them they are not alone. It will provide the dual benefit of also providing jobs. Not only will it share the personal stories about the effectiveness of Equine Therapy, but we will also be give jobs to veterans already in the entertainment industry and open the door for those who are looking for a new career.


















Sunday, January 18, 2015

Do Paranormal TV Shows Help or Hurt the Viewers



















Until You Walk The Path, You Won’t Know Where it Goes hosting international renowned psychic medium and Paranormal Investigator, Christina Nelson at 1 pm eastern on January 19, 2015 as we talk about how the plethora of paranormal TV shows has both helped and hurt viewers.








 



Christina is part of a lineage of psychic mediums At an early age, Christina began to realize that there was something different about the way she saw the world. As Christina grew older, she began to seek out teachers in the field of psychic mediumship to help her hone her skills as a Spiritual Life Coach, and learn to listen to spirit. Today, Christina works closely with her spirit guide. It is her psychic abilities that set her apart from other paranormal investigators. Christina is currently working on a project showing the marriage of both her talents: Psychic Medium and Paranormal Investigator. 



 

 

When investigating paranormal activity, Christina grabs her crossbow and jumps on her motorcycle and heads off to battle. She prefers to travel to her investigations on a motorcycle as it allows her to ground and balance and prepare for the task at hand. Christina is considered one of the most esteemed and expert researchers in her field when it comes to a diversity of Spirits, from Shadow People to Poltergeist.



Nelson's Websites:
www.blogtalkradio.com/intuitiveconnections
www.blogtakradio.com/curious-times


Tune into http://www.blogtalkradio.com/theresachaze on January 19, 2015 at 1 pm eastern to listen as we chat about the challenges of being a medium and paranormal investigator. The phone lines and chat will be available for those who wish to ask questions. The phone number is (347) 838-9927.



The interview will be available after the show in the archives at http://www.blogtalkradio.com/theresachaze/2015/01/19/until-you-walk-the-path-you-wont-know-where-it-goes







Love can be a blessing or the curse that destroys an entire town.
Have you ever met someone and suddenly felt love or hate? Did you wonder why? What if you had forgotten the reason? Would you want to remember if it could save you life?
Never Can Say Good-bye is a paranormal thriller-horror that combines a traditional ghost story with unique twists.






Friday, January 16, 2015

Who is Theresa Chaze?

In the early 1990's, I walked away from the entertainment industry. I was burnt out and disillusioned. Instead, I focused on my fiction and my spirituality. Although it those years were very healing and fulfilling, there was still something missing.

In 2003, I was able to translate my television and writing experience into producing digital videos. At first I just promoted my work. However, my reputation for producing quality quickly spread. Other authors, PR firms, and publishers were reaching out to me to market their books.

I reached a major bend in that road in 2008. The writing on Days of Our Lives went from bad to worse. Me being me I couldn't just sit by and quietly watch the hack writing destroy one of my favorite shows. Instead, I wrote alternative storylines and posted them on the NBC Days of Our Lives board. I was just trying to be snarky and prove that there are much better writers out there. Most of the responses were positive. Nearly all wanted to read more. So I continued telling the story. As simplistic as it may seem, it was a very important turning point in my life. (You can read the Days of our Lives script by going here and  clicking the Adobe symbol. The PDF file still isn't up to industry standards. But it is just to tell the story. It is not a job presentation. If you are looking to hire me, please contact me directly. I have much better work available.)

Each "episode" only cost be a couple of two-three hours. It was mostly for fun. Originally, I never did consider it to be anything more, which is why I didn't bother making the scripts an industry standard presentation. However, many people wanted me to apple for the head writer gig. Eventually, I did clean up a presentation and apply. Luckily, I wasn't hired.

I say luckily, because if I had been, I wouldn't have rewritten Never Can Say Good-bye or created the other projects that have followed. Nor would I have started producing again. I am so very grateful to the Days of Our Lives fans, who encouraged me, but I'm even more thankful to Ken Corday for turning me down.

The past seven years have been scary and frustrating, but they have also been the most amazing years of my life. I have been challenged by my own fears and the many con artists, who tried to capitalize on my work. I was forced to find the true meaning of me. It wasn't always easy. There were many tears shed. Many times I screamed in anger, fear, and frustration. Many times I just wanted to give up. Like I said it wasn't easy, but it was worth it.

Recently, I realized that what I lost wasn't my love of the industry, but my belief in myself. I allowed others to change how I saw me and my talent. I had always been a doer. I set my goals. Then I achieved them. When people told me that it was impossible. I'd laugh and then just did it. Mostly I did it so well, that they naysayers looked stupid. This reminder was brought home recently after a snow storm. I had to go out. It never occurred to me that I wouldn't be able to get out. I just drove out of my driveway through the foot and half of snow. On the way back home, a glimmer of doubt about getting back in wafted through my mind. It was casually brushed aside and I pulled easily into my driveway.

We do what we believe we can. If we think we can't then we won't. It's that simple.

I have come back to the industry much stronger and wiser than before. I am a writer, producer, and editor that the entertainment world both desires and fears at the same time. I am a creative with a keen business sense. As a writer, I create original work. As a producer, I pull together the people and resources needed to produce a quality project. My business sense keeps the budget low enough to make a profit, while still being able to keep the production values high. I have a common sense no nonsense attitude that doesn't waste time, energy, or money. I have the courage to be innovative and challenge the status quo, which is why the current insiders both need and fear people like me.




Love can be a blessing or the curse that destroys an entire town.
Have you ever met someone and suddenly felt love or hate? Did you wonder why? What if you had forgotten the reason? Would you want to remember if it could save you life? 

Never Can Say Good-bye is a paranormal thriller-horror that combines a traditional ghost story with unique twists.