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Thursday, December 31, 2009

Meet Linda Purl: Actress, Singer, Entertainer







Until You Walk the Path, You Don’t Know Where it Goes will be hosting Linda Purl on January 5 at 5:50 pm eastern.

Veteran Singer and actress, Linda Purl is a main stay of television. She has starred in over 40 television Movies of the Week, although is probably best known as Charlene Matlock from the series Matlock and as Ashley Pfister, Fonzie's fiance, from Happy Days. Highlights of her Movies of the Week have been Born Free, The Last Days of Pompeii (with Sir Laurence Olivier), The Manions of America (with Pierce Brosnan), Like Normal People the award winning docu-drama about a mentally retarded couple co-starring Shaun Cassidy. Linda's feature film credits include Disney's Mighty Joe Young, The Walking Major (with Toshiro Mifune), Crazy Mama (directed by Jonathan Demme) and Leo and Loree (produced by Ron Howard).

Linda began her career in the theatre in Japan, where she was raised and became the only foreigner to have trained at the Toho Geino Academy. Her studies continued at LAMDA and later at both the Neighborhood Playhouse and Lee Strasberg Institute. Linda tours with Musical Director Ron Abel in her solo concert Out of the World nationally and internationally. Additionally she is currently touring in a centenary salute to Great American songwriter Johnny Mercer with Lee Lessack and Rhapsody for Two a dancing tribute to romance from the 40's with Kevin Spirtas. Linda's recordings include solo cuts on George and Ira Gershwin: A Musical Celebration, Cole Porter: A Musical Toast, Adler, Boch,Coleman, A Hollywood Christmas". Her solo albums are Alone Together and Out of this World Live with Special Guest Artist Desi Arnaz, Jr. She is co- founder and served as Founding Executive Director of the Colorado Festival for World Theatre and as Festival Director of the Rubicon International Theatre Festival. Linda is currently the Director for the California International Theatre Festival. Linda can most recently be seen on "The Office


Tune at http://www.blogtalkradio.com/theresachaze on January 5 at 5:30 pm eastern to listen to Linda Purl talk about her amazing career. Those who wish to ask Linda Purl questions may call in at (347) 324-3745 or participate in the interactive chat room, which is available on the show’s page

Writer and Alzheimer's Activist Sandra O'Connel Speaks out

Until You Walk the Path, You Don’t Know Where it Goes will be hosting author Dr. Sandra O’Connell on January 3 at 5 pm eastern as she talks about Alzheimer’s and her book, An American Family in World War II.

Writer and Alzheimer’s activist, Sandra O’Connell, (Mrs. Ralph L. Minker) is the co-editor of An American Family in World War II, based on the extraordinary collection of 800 letters of her husband’s family during the most critical time in the 20th century. Ralph Minker was diagnosed with Alzheimer’s disease in 1995 at age 70. The book evolved over seven years from their effort to maintain purpose and involvement even as Minker’s memory and functioning was eroding. Sandra actively managed every stage of care for nearly 14 years -- until his death in August, 2008. She attended Alzheimer’s training programs; then combined her career in corporate training and writing with her care-giving experience to help others face the Alzheimer’s journey.

Tune at http://www.blogtalkradio.com/theresachaze on January 3 at 5 pm eastern to learn more about Alzheimer and the memories of the Minker family during WWII.  Those who wish to ask Sandra O’Connell questions may call in at (347) 324-3745 or participate in the interactive chat room, which is available on the show’s page

Saturday, December 26, 2009

Interview with Conservative Phil Kiver



Until You Walk the Path, You Don’t Know Where it Goes will host Army Veteran and outspoken Conservative speaker Phil Kiver on December 27 at 5 pm eastern.

The writer, Phil Kiver is a former Army soldier and since his service has been a lot like Forest Gump---if there is anything going on in politics or about the war, he has been there--front and center. He was at the Bush ranch confronting Cindy Sheehan, he shows up at political rallies and dinners, on national television, radio shows and in print because of his uncanny ability to be in the middle of the action. He is outspoken, has experienced the war first hand and isn't afraid to mix his impeccable knowledge of history with his analysis of our current situation. You will see him at ball games, floating down the river in an inner tube, talking to veteran's groups, taking his daughter Hero to the park, books in hand ready for a signing. He throws himself into the limelight because of his convictions and overwhelming desire to make a difference. He is an author (182 Days in Iraq and Iraq in Pictures) and has become a well known, outspoken Conservative personality.

Phil Kiver recently spoke at the Ronald Reagan Library, at several Tea Party Rallies, and was the featured 9-11 speaker at Library of Congress in recent years. He just came back from his last trip to Iraq and has been traveling the country giving speeches. Look for him, he is everywhere. He will get you thinking, make you mad and make you laugh all during the same 10 minute conversation.

Tune at http://www.blogtalkradio.com/theresachaze on December 27 at 5 pm eastern to learn more about Phil Kiver‘s experiences in Iraq, his book and his perspective as a Conservative. Those who wish to ask Phil Kiver questions may call in at (347) 324-3745 or participate in the interactive chat room, which is available on the show’s page

Wednesday, December 16, 2009

Lord of the Rings Producer on Until You Walk the Path




Until You Walk the Path, You Don’t know Where it Goes will be hosting Don Schmeichel from Nervous World Productions on December 20 at 5 pm eastern.

Pivotal in Don’s career was his work as CFO for an international Post-Production, Animation and Visual Effects company in Toronto, Canada; Southampton, NY; Hamburg, Germany, and as Managing Director of The Posthouse Ltd., in Wellington, New Zealand (the company responsible for all Digital Intermediary work on The Lord of the Rings: Two Towers and Return of the King). He also served as Post Executive Producer on the Emmy-nominated; PBS / Sony Pictures property, It’s a Big Big World, in 2005/2006.

In late 2006, Don transitioned to a career as an independent Producer / Executive Producer, through his company: Nervous World Films Corp. At present time, Don is attached to a number of films in various stages of development and pre-production; most notably: Love Okay, Please; The Wine Cellar; Son of a Beeker; The Pride of Bismarck ; and Andrasy Street 60.

In 2009, Don acted as the Consulting Producer on Season 1 of the PBS Television series: Hannah Help Me, and in the fall of 2009, Don Produced the entire 2nd Season of the show in Virginia (Airing May 2010 on the full PBS network).

Don offers a highly competent blend of art and business. He’s as comfortable in a boardroom structuring complex finance deals; as he is in dealing with the creative elements of a film or Television series.

Tune at http://www.blogtalkradio.com/theresachaze on December 20 at 5 pm eastern to learn more about the business end of the entertainment industry. Those who wish to ask Don Schmeichel questions may call in at (347) 324-3745 or participate in the interactive chat room, which is available on the show’s page

Operation Home Base: Demographics



Operation Home Base: Ensemble Cast for All Ages


In the style of MASH and NCIS, Operation Home Base has a strong ensemble cast that will appeal to a broad demographic base that includes gender, ages, and ethnicity. While MASH focused on the effects of war and NCIS concentrates on criminal situations involving military personnel, OHB will incorporate both while revealing the challenges military families face daily along with the conflicts that originate from involvement with civilians.

Although military issues and situations will act as a backdrop for the show, OHB deals with the human condition as it applies to those in and out of the military, civilians will also be able to relate to same the emotional, financial and legal challenges. From the murder of a Marine’s therapy dog to the foreclosures of the family home, the storylines will be taken from the headlines. OHB will have same divorce humor that made MASH popular for years, including long running jokes about donuts and the special benefits that Deek offered Randi to get her to join the team and how she implies the benefits are sexual because she doesn’t want to share Deek’s gourmet cooking with the rest of the team. The tension between Martin and Deek will force team to no only take sides, but push them both to the brink of self destruction.

Operation Home Base is first and foremost about people. They don’t have super powers. They don’t have fancy gadgets. Coming from all facets of life, the members of OHB have the courage to put themselves on the line to help others face and deal with the pain of separation and loss. They know how much honor costs. They have been there--done that and have the scars to prove it. Ranging in age from 8 to 70, each of the characters, as well as the actors who portray them, will bring their own unique perspective, strengths and viewer loyalty.

Written as an ensemble cast, who equally shares the spotlight, OHB will reflect the ethic diversity of the country. There will be no type casting. No matter what color of skin or cultural background, the characters will be developed into flawed, yet believable people that the viewers will not only like but also identify with.

Although his history will remain largely obscure, Walter will be the bastard you love to hate. Under the guise of providing financial and political support, Walter has been sent to destroy not only OHB, but the individual members’ credibility as well. Charming, yet deadly Walter’s total unconditional love of his great-granddaughter not only keeps him human, but in a strange way explains his actions

A full blooded Oneida, Martin Flying Crow enlisted in the Navy to escape the abject poverty of the Rez only to find the destiny his ancestors placed before him Trained by his shaman grandmother, Flying Crow has walked the Red Road from childhood. At age 13, he set out on vision quest to learn his life’s path. The Eagle Spirit showed him that he was destined to be a healer and guide others. This life was to be one of service to others. He was to teach them the way of spiritual balance. However, in order to lead others, he needed to walk the path himself. Enlisting as a combat medic in the Navy was the first step of many. In Vietnam, he served two tours as a medic. Although he was not officially allowed to carry weapons, he did not hesitate to defend those in his unit by whatever means necessary. It was during this time that he crossed paths with Deek. After his tour, he returned to the Rez. Working as Paramedic, he quickly learned how little emotional, spiritual, and medical support there was for the military personnel, vets and wounded warriors along with their families. Working on a local level out of his garage, he gathered information, contacts, and resources, which he used to improve the lives of those affected by war. He gained national attention when he was able to talk a wound warrior out of committing suicide.

Ex-Special Ops, James Williams was nicknamed Deek soon after he was deployed in Vietnam the summer of 1966. Assigned to Recon Intelligence, he worked closely with the Montagnards and the Vietnamese Army. Five years later, he re-emerged from his assignment and was immediately airlifted out, without any official records of his activities. His military records were sealed except to those with the highest clearance, he occasionally disappears for days without notice or reason. As part of the financial aid agreement with the government, Williams was named as Head of OHB, answering only to the Joint Chiefs of Staff and the Pentagon. Charming one minute, deadly the next, Williams is able to accomplish the seemingly impossible. A permanent bachelor, he has many love interests, yet no attachments. He sees the big pictures when it comes to his career and the military, but refuses to get caught up in the messiness of intra-personnel relationships. The "companions" who warm his bed at night are never there at dawn. Although there is a great deal of speculation about him, no one really has the courage to ask.

Classy by nature, when the situation arises, retired Army Lt. Col. Elaine Reynolds is not above low blows both physically and verbally. A career officer, mother of two, and a wife, Reynolds found a way to balance her career and family needs. However, she doesn’t know where she went wrong with her daughter Amanda, who chose the Navy instead of following her into the Army. Their good natured Army vs. Navy rivalry is always tempered by love of each other and the service. When Amanda is promoted into Naval Intelligence, she and her daughter, Izzy return to the family home to provide a secure home and care for the eight year old while Amanda is deployed.

Lorelei grew up as an Army brat and married Army. It was after his death she learned how little support military personnel and their families actually received. Although, she understood and accepted his death, her children, especially her daughter, bore a grudge against the military and the government for the loss of her father. Tensions and resentments were inflamed by Lorelei finishing her education and going to work for the government. Although she was unable to help her children accept and heal from the loss of their father, Lorelei has become part Mother Superior, part Mom and part USO entertainer to those she councils. Whether it is with a wise-crack, singing a song, or with a ruler across the knuckles, she has a unique ability to defuse tense situations that could have easily become violent. Growing up as an Army brat, she not only understands the mentality of those who choose to serve, but also the subtext of the messages behind the words. Although it is not part of her normal duties, she arranges special entertainment features for the troops. On occasion, she has participated as part of the program by singing and acting in comedy skits she helped write.

Master Sergeant Stella Garcia had planned on being a “lifer.” However, the IED that killed her team and took part of her leg send her into an emotional tailspin that nearly ended her career and her life. The sole survivor of the three vehicle convoy, she suffers from PTSD and depression. Emotionally, she couldn’t find the reason for her surviving when the rest of her buddies were killed. Using alcohol and sex to numb the pain, she walked through life unable to feel anything. She settled into her new desk job, yet her dreams were haunted by the ghosts of her unit and the others. They asked her why she ran away from her duty--why she allowed their deaths to be in vain. Instead of seeking aid, she crawls deeper in the bottle. It was only by going back to her Native American roots that she was able to emotionally deal with her survivor’s guilt and find a new purpose for her service.

When a childish prank permanently disables Michael Woodsman he is unable to follow his family’s tradition of service. Instead, he went to college. Studying Political Science, he was determined to be as much of an asset to the country off the battlefield as his father was on it. A political appointee who knows the ins and outs of how and when to kiss ass and when to kick it, Woodsman worked his way up through the political system. His hard edge and cynicism makes him a dangerous opponent, but also a very effective Liaison for the OHB.

In her early twenties, Debra Ann is southern bell who grew up with seven older brothers most of whom join the military. A martial arts expert in her own right, she is proud of her family heritage that can be traced back to the civil war. Using the immortality of youth as a shield as well as her passion and natural curiosity, she would con, charm, or connive her way to achieving her goals.

Randi Cullen grew up as Marine brat until her mother divorced her father early in her childhood. Eventually her mother remarried and moved across the country, taking Randi and her brothers away from the military way of life. After the divorce, her birth father severed all contact. He quickly became the elephant in the room that neither she nor her mother were willing to discuss for fear of where it would lead. Following her stepfather‘s footsteps, she went to law school and joined the Prosecutor’s Office. She quickly rose in the ranks, being known not only for her fairness and tenacity, but her outspoken views.

Special Agent Simon Behan grew up as a Navy brat, who jokingly claims to have an allergy to water to cover his sea sickness. Clever like Columbo, charming like Magnum, yet he is a family man that would make even Bill Cosby proud. Although originally intending to be a defense attorney, the death of a friend and a series of coincidences brought him to the attention of director of NCIS, who made him an offer he couldn’t refuse, in spite of his allergy.

However, these brief descriptions are only the starting point. As a writer and creator, it is my job not to only setting the stage but also incorporating the actor’s talents and egocentrics’ into their characters. The writer and the actor need to be the parents of the character with each contributing equally to its growth and development. Without an effective partnership, the character will be stilted and flat. Several of the characters were written with specific actors in mind.

Suggested Cast:
Deacon (Deek) Williams: Tom Selleck
Martin Flying Crow: Graham Greene
Randi Cullen: Alyssa Milano
Michael Woodsman: Drake Hogeston
Lorelei Stewart: Gloria Loring
Elaine Reynolds: Deidre Hall
Walter Hummel: Alan Alda
Simon Behan: Malcolm-Jamal Warner

Although realistically, it may not be possible to hire my dream team, each of these talented actors would bring not only their vast experience and talents to the show, but their established fan bases.

In spite of the fact of the decades of decreasing birth rate and increasing healthy longevity, most new shows consider those 25 and under as the most treasured demographic. OHB’s broader based character demographic, which actually reflect the 21st century population, will not only attract those over the age of consent, but teens and tweens as well. The successes of NCIS, CSI and Criminal Minds have proved creative story telling and strong characters are what attract viewer long term viewers and loyal fans.

The baby boomer generation was not only the largest to date, but they were also the ones who originally made television successful. They were the ones who talked their parents into at least one TV in every home. From computers to cell phones, each subsequent generation has had its own invention, which has become trade mark. Not only have the baby boomers remained completely loyal to television, but they have the most stable income base. For the first time in generations, the current generation has not financially done better than their parents. With less debt and with more stable incomes, those 35 and older are the least courted when it comes to programming and advertisers.

By deliberately casting to this demographic, OHB will follow a long line of successful series such as: Gunsmoke, Bonanza, All in the Family, Marcus Welby, MASH, China Beach, etc as well as the current favorites Criminal Minds, NCIS and CSI. An undeniable fact of life is that generations relate to their own age group and those who are older. While teens can associate to older characters as siblings, parents, grandparent in older age groups, the reverse is seldom true. A 40-something doesn’t connect with the life experiences of tweens, teens, or 20-somethings. They’ve been there and done that; they want to know what is coming up for them as they grow older instead of looking back at their youth and daydreaming about going back.

Many of the new shows titillate with T & A, but don’t really develop characters or plots. Even though each new generation wants to thinks it invented sex, there hasn’t been a new position created since the Karma Sutra. OHB will be dealing with issues and challenges of those in the military, veterans and wounded warriors along with those their families must face. Sex and relationships will be dealt with honestly and strictly within the context of the plot. The gratuitous sex and violence will be left for the James Bond movies. Although it might push the limits when it comes to the pain and tragedy of war, OHB will remain as family friendly as the nightly news cast.

Much like many successful series such as MASH, The Waltons, and Little House on the Prairie, OHB cannot be easily pigeon holed into a single category. Tears will be followed by laughter. Joy will be interlaced with pain. At different moments the labels legal, mystery, medical, war, military, police, and domestic drama could all equally apply. All encompassing, OHB could be best described as a family of man drama, which will show the best and worse of the human condition. The viewers will be able to easily relate to the characters as family members, friends or the person they see in the mirror. Unfortunately, there will be an endless supply of stories about those who currently serve as well as those who served in the past, whose truths were never told.

OHB’s contemporary and relevant storylines will sometimes spark controversy as old wounds are once again examined as a way to release the past and create a path for healing to begin.


To Learn more about Operation Home Base please visit www.theresachaze.com or email Tirgana at yahoo.com




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Saturday, December 12, 2009

Free Intuitive Readings with Julie McNulty




Until You Walk the Path, You Won’t know Where it Goes is proud to announce the return of Intuitive Healer and Medium, Julie McNulty on December 13 at 5 pm eastern.

Julie McNulty loves being an Intuitive Healer. In these healing sessions she provides healing modalities that cater to her clients personal needs. The modalities that Julie offers are Reiki Treatments which help balance the bodies energy system. Another method that Julie uses for healing is called Angel Therapy® where Julie opens herself up to her the messages from your Angels. While working with your Angels Julie can hear and see any messages that the Angels are trying to give you about your past, present or future. The third healing mechanism that Julie offers is a Mediumship Reading.

Tune at http://www.blogtalkradio.com/theresachaze on December 13 at 5 pm eastern to learn to more about being an intuitive psychic. Those who wish to receive a reading from Julie McNulty may call in at (347) 324-3745 or participate in the interactive chat room, which is available on the show’s page.

Wednesday, December 2, 2009

Free Angel Readings with Anna Taylor






Until You Walk the Path, You Don’t Know Where it Goes will be hosting Anna Taylor on December 6 at 5 pm eastern. She will be doing readings as well as her Angel Therapy and her music.

Anna Taylor is an ANGEL THERAPY PRACTITIONER®, Theta Healing Practitioner™ and Singer. She is a sensitive intuitive who connects with the Divine (including the Angelic and Elemental realms) to lovingly guide and heal you. She offers sessions in person in West Sussex, England and also via telephone and email. For more information or to book a session please visit: www.anna-taylor.co.uk

Anna's had a life - long passion for music and singing and has shared her voice internationally, with performances in London, Dublin, California and Hawaii. She is very excited to have just recorded her debut album, 'Already Here' due for release in February 2010! For more information about the songs and how you can be part of the CD please visit: www.annataylormusic.com


Tune at http://www.blogtalkradio.com/theresachaze on December 6 at 5 pm eastern to listen to Anna Taylor do readings and to learn more about Angel Therapy. Those who wish to speak to Taylor or ask her questions may call in at (347) 324-3745 or participate in the interactive chat room, which is available on the show’s page. You may use Skype for free by using click to talk at the top of the page.


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Thursday, November 26, 2009

Four Star Reviews For Magical Fantasy Novels




Reviews by Robert Medak
http://stormywriter.com/default.aspx

To read excerpts or other works go to www.theresachaze.com


Awakening the Dragon: Book One of the Dragon Clan Trilogy
By Theresa Chase

Who is Rachael, and why has she come to Coyote Springs? In a town of bigotry and religious zealots, Rachael is opening the Dragon’s Den bookstore. Why at this particular time has Rachael and her cats come to Coyote Springs? What of the people at “The Farm”, as the town’s people refer to it, is there something that Rachael must do? She has more questions than answers as she begins life in Coyote Springs.

Out of town, lies a cottage that the towns’ folk want burned down, why do they want it destroyed? The owner and rather powerful person in town, Kevin, will not allow its destruction. He doesn’t want it destroyed and doesn’t want to rent it out, why? People are afraid to enter the cottage. When they enter, strange things begin to happen to them physically. No one can stay in the cottage for any length of time. Kevin even has trouble lasting in the cottage for more than a few minutes before he becomes ill.

Along comes Rachael, she talks to the previous owner who is dead and is welcomed into the cottage. Is this some supernatural ability, or is there really something within Rachael growing stronger, why Rachael, and not someone from Coyote Springs? Is there a mission for her to complete that Rachael is unaware of as to why her mentor sent her to this particular town?

Cheyenne from the farm is someone that the House of Christ is against along with Rachael Franklin. Is there a real reason or is just that the members of the House of Christ don’t like someone who is different and will not conform to what the reverend and followers believe people should think and believe.

This is only a small glimmer into the story in Awakening the Dragon. You will have to read the book to find out the intricacies of the story.

This reviewer awards a four star rating to Awakening the Dragon.

Dragon Domain: Book Two of the Dragon Clan Trilogy
By Theresa Chaze

In this book, Cheyenne and Celeste have a parting of the ways all because of the one known as Dominic. Celeste and Dominic steal from Cheyenne. More happens to darken the mood at the farm. Cheyenne must come up with money to pay the farm’s mortgage payments. She could lose the farm. Also in Dragon Domain are some old friends from Awakening the Dragon like Rachael Franklin, Kevin, Carmen, and others. There are also some new characters in Dragon Domain.

The new characters come to the aid of Cheyenne and those from the dark side. The House of Christ and its supporters are back again with their bigotry and narrow-mindedness. There are some truths that will come out, that are not been spoken of, and a few twists that no one might expect. While Dragon Domain is the continuing saga in the trilogy, it also has some new information and characters that add to the depth of the Dragon Clan Trilogy. Waiting for the third book isn’t easy. A recommendation is to find all three and read them in sequence.

What happens in the forest when the new characters end up not showing up when expected? Will things turn out as Cheyenne hopes, or will the dark one prevail? This is a story of light and dark, good and evil from a nonreligious point of view. It is from a belief system within the participants involved in the struggle and their determination and inner strengths.

The House of Christ is of little use, and is more of a hinderance, by not allowing things to run their course. There are more things that we are unaware of than things that we do understand in the world around us. Dragon Domain explores some of them. It is up to the reader to believe or not. The book is fiction, but is it really?

This reviewer awards a four star rating to Dragon Domain.

I do get to review the third book, don't I?

Interview with Shamanic Healer and Holistic Medicine Practitioner, Tiana Mirapae

Until You Walk the Path, You Won’t Know Where It Goes is pleased to host Shamanic Healer and Holistic Medicine Practitioner, Tiana Mirapae on November 29 at 5 pm eastern. Mirapae will be talking about how she combines traditional healing techniques with those which are more holistic and spiritual.


Tiana Mirapae, M.Ed. LCSW is a Psychotherapist and Holistic Medicine Practitioner in clinical practice with the Counseling & Gynecology Group in E. Longmeadow and Montague MA. Tiana specializes in integrative psychotherapy and a holistic approach to women's health issues for the treatment of PMS, menopause, infertility, male and female sexual dysfunction, PTSD, anxiety, depression and dissociative disorders. She does individual, couples, marital and sex therapy, EMDR, Tapas Acupressure, hypnotherapy and group therapy. Tiana is a consultant in natural medicine: classical homeopathy, herbal medicine and nutritional counseling.

Tiana is also a Shamanic Healer and Plant Spirit Medicine Practitioner and incorporates Reiki, Chi Gong and CranioSacral. Lady Tiana is ordained clergy; Priestess of the Well of Avalon Church. She is also the founder and director of S.O.P.H.I.A.; a Mystery School that teaches, mentors and empowers women on their Spiritual, Magickal and Medicine Path. SOPHIA: Society of Priests/Priestesses, Healers, Intuitives and Alchemists, will include men.

Tune at http://www.blogtalkradio.com/theresachaze on November 22 at 5 pm eastern to listen to Tiana Mirapae talk about traditional and alternative healing methods . Those who wish to speak to Mirapae or ask her questions may call in at (347) 324-3745 or participate in the interactive chat room, which is available on the show’s page. You may you Skype for free by using click to talk at the top of the page.

To reach Tiana Mirapae after the show, his site address is http://www.inspiritcommon.com/workshops/munay_ki.shtml. Theresa Chaze can be reach after the show at her site at www.theresachaze.com.

Tuesday, November 17, 2009

Days of Our Lives

Days should be number one; it used to have the best cast and crew on TV. It's too bad that it won't be given the opportunity that Betty and Ken Corday gave it. Soaps aren't loosing fans; they are suffering from stagnation and network executives' greed.

I received a request to repost these.



http://www.theresachaze.com/files/completeDayswedding.pdf



A special posting for those who love the vets. It would have eventually turned into a murder mystery involving all six characters.

http://www.theresachaze.com/files/daysgift.pdf


This is what I previously posted on the NBC Days boards not all of the posting are in the current proper format. However the posts at the bottom are in the format that I will be submitting to other soaps in hope of getting a writing gig.

I started writing The Ghost as a protest to the bad writing. It became so popular that I not only kept it going but expanded it to fit the multi-plot format of soap operas. In the beginning, the format is an old film format. However, later in the story that is corrected.

http://www.theresachaze.com/files/daysofourlives.pdf

http://www.theresachaze.com/files/Days10-16.pdf

http://www.theresachaze.com/files/days10-31-08.pdf


http://www.theresachaze.com/files/days11-2-08.pdf

http://www.theresachaze.com/files/days11-15-08.pdf

http://www.theresachaze.com/files/Days12-2-08.pdf

http://www.theresachaze.com/files/Days12-8-08.pdf

http://www.theresachaze.com/files/day12-14-08.pdf

Monday, November 16, 2009

Stanley Livingston Interview






On November 22 at 5 pm eastern, Until You Walk the Path, You Won’t Know Where it Goes will host Stanley Livingston as he talks about his career and his new project “The Actor’s Journey”.

Working on the small and silver screens, Livingston’s resume includes the titles actor, writer, director and producer. Although he is best known as Chip Douglas on the still popular comedy My Three Sons, he also appeared in other series and in feature films. He has written, produced and directed both feature films and TV series. His latest projects, The Actor’s Journey and The Actor’s Journey for Kids, teaches the business and entertainment industry skills from the point of view of 100 insiders who have worked in the industry both in front of and behind the camera. They share their personal experiences and their insights in order to help others to avoid the pit fall of the business.


Tune at http://www.blogtalkradio.com/theresachaze on November 22 at 5 pm eastern to listen to Stanley Livingston talk about his amazing career and what it takes become successful in the entertainment industry . Those who wish to speak to Stanley or ask him questions may call in at (347) 324-3745 or participate in the interactive chat room, which is available on the show’s page.

Wednesday, November 11, 2009

Rock with Ray Lane



Until You Walk the Path, You Don’t Know Where it Goes will be hosting singer/song writer Ray Lane on November 15 at 5 pm eastern.

Singer/songwriter Ray Lane returns to the Folk/Rock music scene with a story that is as compelling as it is haunting. Told in a collection of songs set to capture hearts and souls.
Ray shares with his listener’s experiences that speak to anyone who has loved and lost then found themselves alone searching for answers. With a distinct and unique voice set against a backdrop of beautifully orchestrated music, Ray Lane emerges from the blur of LA on a soul searching journey. Upon signing on with veteran producer/mixer David J Holman (Bush, No Doubt, Ever clear) Lane and holman have achieved that timeless alchemy of performance, production and song that will capture your imagination.

Tune at http://www.blogtalkradio.com/theresachaze on November 15 at 5 pm eastern to listen to Ray‘s music and learn more about his career. Those who wish to speak to Ray may call in at (347) 324-3745 or participate in the interactive chat room, which is available on the show’s page

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Tuesday, November 3, 2009

Brandelle Films and Hollway Sponsor Concert to Bring Awareness to Domestic Abuse







Until You Walk the Path, You Don’t know Where it Goes is proud to host Christine Hill and Ross Morgan as they talk about the benefit concert and their docudrama, “A Daughter’s Hope.” Designed to raise funds to cover the production cost for “A Daughter’s Hope”, both Hill and Morgan hope to raise awareness of domestic violence and missing loved ones.


"A Daughter's Hope" is the fictional telling of the true life events of Michigan resident Christine Hill as she struggles to overcome an extraordinarily difficult and abusive life, the most painful part of which was the unexplained disappearance of her mother from the Florida Keys in 1981. While the case is still unresolved, this particular story focuses on Ms. Hill as she fights with setback after setback, only to become a stronger wife and mother to her own family.

West Michigan based musician, artist, and designer. Morgan is the vocalist in the rock band Holloway and co-owner of Seaway Sound Studios in Muskegon, MI. www.myspace.com/seawaysound. He has released two "solo" albums - 2001's "The September Edition" and 2005's "The World is Raving Mad.”. He is currently working on a new album and music video.


The December 2 concert, entitled, Always Have Hope, will feature Holloway with a special appearance by Night Toucher. It will be held in Billy’s Lounge in Easttown. All proceeds will go toward the production cost of “A Daughter’s Hope.”

Tune at http://www.blogtalkradio.com/theresachaze on November 8 at 5 pm eastern to learn more about true cost of domestic violence. Those who wish to speak to Christine Hill and Ross Morgan may call in at (347) 324-3745 or participate in the interactive chat room, which is available on the show’s page.

Until You Walk the Path, You Won’t Know Where it Goes is an interactive internet radio show, which takes a broader look at the topic of spirituality. Instead of focusing on the religious aspects of life, it delves into how our spirits inspire us to be our best and highest selves. The goal is to give a venue to those who wish to share their inspiration, their wisdom and their courage. By sharing our experiences, we not only give encouragement others to reach for their dreams, but to also help

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Sunday, November 1, 2009

The Zone: Fan Uproar Over General Hospital!

With the rumors swirling over the pending departures of fan favorites and vets on ABC daytime's "General Hospital," we discuss the state of General Hospital, the possible affects these departures will have on the show, and what this might open the door to.


http://www.blogtalkradio.com/inthezoneradio/2009/03/11/The-Zone-Fan-Uproar-Over-General-Hospital

Tuesday, October 27, 2009

Operation Home Base: An Alternative to NCIS



Operation Home Base is a military drama about fictional non profit organization that gives support to military personnel and their families. Staffed with unique characters, each of which has their own reasons for wanting to help military personnel, OHB is designed to build a bridge between the civilian population and the military. OHB is a combination between NCIS and Army Wives with the potential for therapist drama as well. There is a wide range of potential stories that can be spun from this set-up, from domestic drama, hospital/therapist drama, legal drama, crime drama, adventure, even the occasional comedic episode.

To read the full proposal go to http://www.theresachaze.com



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Monday, October 19, 2009

Alternative to NCIS: New Military Series

Operation Home Base: A proposal
By
Theresa Chaze

The government offers a small organization unlimited resources in order to help military personnel and their dependents. Is it a honest humanitarian offer or are they once again trying to hide something? And if so, what?

Operation Home Base is a military drama about fictional non profit organization that gives support to military personnel and their families. Staffed with unique characters, each of which has their own reasons for wanting to help military personnel, OHB is designed to build a bridge between the civilian population and the military. OHB is a combination between NCIS and Army Wives with the potential for therapist drama as well. There is a wide range of potential stories that can be spun from this set-up, from domestic drama, hospital/therapist drama, legal drama, crime drama, adventure, even the occasional comedic episode.

Seeing the need, the organizers created Operation Home Base to help those in the military and their dependants to meet the basic needs of life. Existing on donations of time, money and resources, they frequently had to dip into their own savings to keep the lights on. Coming from diverse backgrounds, personalities, and motivations, they combine their talents to create a bridge between civilians and the military.

An Army brat, Lorelei Stewart grew up to married military. When her husband was killed in action, she learned how little support families received from those they served. His death left more than a financial and emotional void in their lives. There were questions about his death that the Army refused to answer. Determined to be part of the solution, instead of just ignoring the problem, Stewart goes back to school. Through her own hard work, sacrifice and stubbornness, Stewart earned Master degrees in Psychology and Behavioral Sciences. For a short time, she works for the FBI as a profiler. Through her job, she meets Michael Woodsman.

Michael Woodsman grew up in a Navy family. He always intended to follow the family tradition and enlist right out of high school. However, a childish prank in his teens led to the accident that left him permanently disabled. Unable to serve he went onto college to get a degree in Political Science. Using family connections, he worked his way up the political system. His hard edge and cynicism make him a dangerous opponent, who is willing to use his political capital both above board, while still being perfectly capable of blackmailing behind the scenes. He is a team player with an us or them mentality. For the us, he is a supportive and loyal advocate. The them quickly learn that crossing him was not a pleasant experience for his charm was a thin facade for the frustrated warrior within. While working for the Defense Department, he meets Lt. Colonel Elaine Reynolds. Although sexually attracted to her in the beginning, he respects her and her marriage too much to pursue the relationship.

Lt. Colonel Elaine Reynolds was a career officer, wife and mother, who found a way to balance her career and family needs with the help of her police detective husband. She joined the military to get an education. More office support than combat ready, Reynolds was still not above low blows both physically and verbally if the situation required action. Half accountant, half weasel, she learned how to work the system to get what she needed for her base by not only making every nickel count, but by also creatively using the resources at hand. It was through her dealings with the base Domestic Assistance co-coordinator that she met Martin Flying Crow.

A full-blooded Oneida, Martin Flying Crow used his brother’s birth certificate to enlist early to escape the abject poverty of the Rez to find the destiny his ancestors placed before him. Trained by his shaman grandmother, Flying Crow planned to walk the Red Road. The Eagle Spirit showed him that he was destined to be a healer and spiritual guide to others. What the Eagle didn’t reveal was that the road would begin covered with the blood of others. Enlisting in the Navy, he served two tours in Vietnam as combat medic embedded with a Marine unit. Although, he was not officially allowed to carry weapons, he did not hesitate to defend those in his unit by whatever means necessary. He encountered Colonel Walter Hummel and Sergeant Major Deek Williams during an investigation and eventual cover up of the unnecessary deaths of both Marines and civilians. The hypocrisy, lies and betrayal were enough to change Flying Crow’s mind about re-enlisting. Returning home, he worked as a paramedic. He quickly learned how little support there was for military personnel. Working out of his garage, he gathered information, contacts, and resources, which he used to improve the lives of those affected by war. He gained national attention when he was able to talk a wounded warrior out of committing suicide. It was this exposure, which made him national news and gave retiring Reynolds the inspiration for the next segment of her life. Enlisting Stewart and Woodsman and using Flying Crows template, the four of them created Operation Home Base.

Living hand to mouth, OHB was always on the verge of closing their doors. The need was great, while resources were limited. When Walter Hummel appeared with an offer of an endless supply of cash and political clout, it seemed to be too good to be true. Three members were eager to accept. Martin was the only hold out. He didn’t trust Hummel’s motives. He had already seen how Hummel’s open hand was the diversion for the hidden one holding the dagger. He knows the dangers, but he is willing to barter whatever is left of his soul to help those who serve and their families.

After the agreement is signed, the three other members begin to suspect that Martin’s suspicions are valid as they learn that Deacon (Deek) Williams has been chosen as Government Liaison/OHB Supervisor without their input. As the new head of OHB, he answers only to Walter and the Pentagon.

An ex-special ops, Deek was deployed in Vietnam in the summer o f 1966. Assigned to Recon Intelligence, he worked closely with the Montagnard and the Vietnamese Army. Five years later, he reemerged from his assignment and was immediately air lifted out. His military records were sealed except to those with the highest security clearance. Charming one minute, deadly the next, Williams is able to accomplish the seemingly impossible. A permanent bachelor, he has many love interests but no attachments. He sees the big picture when it comes to his career and the military, but he refuses to get caught up in the messiness of intra-personal relationships. The "companions" who warm his bed at night are never there to see the dawn. He is a man of mystery and many contradictions. Likeable, yet frequently frightening, he disappears without notice only to return without explanation.

Immediately, the team is called into service after a disgraced Marine has been found burned to death in there remnants of his parent’s home. They need to help Gunnery Sergeant Matt Thompson and his wife deal not only with the death of their only son, but the disgrace of their son being dishonorable discharged and accused of raping a friend‘s teenage daughter. OHB must help defend them from the charge of murder made by a deputy sheriff who has a grudge against the Gunny.

Operation Home Base will provide a perspective and understanding, if not the whole truth.






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