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Friday, June 21, 2013

Interview with Retired Foreign Service Officer Charles Ray






Until You Walk The Path, You Won’t Know Where it Goes will be chatting with author, Vietnam Veteran, and retired diplomat Charles Ray, on June 22,2013 at 1 pm eastern a he talk about how his life and career inspired his novels.

Charles A. Ray is a retired Foreign Service Officer who served 30 years in the US Foreign Service, and before that, 20 years in the US Army. During his army service, including two tours in Vietnam, he served in Military Intelligence, Special Operations, and Public Affairs, with tours of duty in Germany, Korea, Vietnam, and Panama, as well as posts throughout the U.S., and retired in 1982 with the rank of Major.







During 30 years in the Foreign Service, he was posted to China, Thailand, Sierra Leone, Vietnam, Cambodia, and Zimbabwe. His overseas assignments included service as Deputy Chief of Mission in Sierra Leone during that country’s transition to democratic rule, he was the first US Consul General in Ho Chi Minh City, Vietnam, and was ambassador to Cambodia and Zimbabwe. From 2006 to 2009, he was Deputy Assistant Secretary of Defense for POW/Missing Personnel Affairs and Director of the Defense POW/Missing Personnel Office.
Since retirement from public service, he has been a full time freelance writer, and is the author of 30 books of fiction and non-fiction, including three books on leadership. He is a frequent blogger and contributor to several Internet news and content sites. Ray is also a photographer and artist, and has worked as a journalist and artist for a number of publications in the US and abroad. During the late 70s he was editorial cartoonist for the Spring Lake (NC) News, a weekly newspaper near Fort Bragg, NC. He is now the first chairman of the American Foreign Service Association’s Professionalism and Ethics Committee.

A native of Texas, Ray now makes his home in North Potomac, MD, a suburb of Washington, DC.

Kiss of Death

When Elwood Tucker, a low level member of a crime organization, is targeted for death by his boss, he comes to Al Pennyback for help. Reluctant at first, when Al learns that Seamus O'Grady, the crime boss, exploits underage girls, he decides to take the case. When O'Grady kidnaps Al's assistant Heather Bunche, it becomes personal. Al, with help from retired CIA agent Carlton 'Blood' Raine takes the war to O'Grady, fighting from sidewalk to rooftop in explosive action that is nonstop.














 

Buffalo Soldier

After completing a rigorous mission, Sergeant Ben Carter's detachment is given some much-deserved leave. Ben decides to stay on Fort Union, which is a mistake, because his commander assigns him to track down a band of renegade Apache warriors and return them to the reservation. A group of new recruits is assigned to Ben's command for the mission. He has to train them on the job, deal with warriors who would rather die than live on the reservation, and, as usual, cope with the prejudices of white settlers who resent seeing black men in uniform.









The White Dragons

The assassination of a minor official in the country of Dagastan sets in motion a chain of events that have international repercussions. American embassy deputy, David Morgan finds himself having to deal with an explosive situation when his ambassador engages in clandestine meetings with officials who plan to take over the government. At the same time, Alison Chambers, a State Department intelligence analyst, and Lee Kennedy, a diplomatic security agent, find themselves the targets of a vicious assassin when they look into the murder of a State Department desk officer who has been inquiring about the assassination. In Dagastan and in Washington, DC, a shadowy group known only as the White Dragons, appear to be manipulating events for unknown reasons, and anyone who gets to close to the truth of what they're doing ends up dead.

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Tune into http://www.blogtalkradio.com/theresachaze on June 22, 2013 at 1 pm eastern to learn how Charles Ray turned his life of service into suspenseful novels of intrigue and betrayal . 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/2013/06/22/until-you-walk-the-path-you-wont-know-where-it-goes












  " Instant Karma is going to get you."
                                       John Lennon

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Sunday, June 16, 2013

Kathryn Leigh Scott





 
Until You Walk The Path, You Won’t Know Where it Goes will be chatting with actress, author, and publisher Kathryn L. Scott on June 19, 2013 at 1 pm eastern as she shares her memories of  the classic series Dark Shadows along with her insights in to her novels.

 




Kathryn grew up on a farm in Robbinsdale, Minnesota. Upon graduation from the American Academy of Dramatic Arts, Kathryn landed the ingénue lead in the classic Gothic daytime drama Dark Shadows (ABC, 1966-1971), and starred in the 1971 MGM feature, House of Dark Shadows. Kathryn played four roles in the series: Maggie Evans, Josette du Pres, Lady Kitty Hampshire and Rachel Drummond. Realizing that the enduring and innovative series still has a tremendous following in syndicated reruns throughout the world, Kathryn wrote Dark Shadows Memories to coincide with its 20th anniversary and Dark Shadows Companion as a 25th anniversary tribute. Both were book club favorites, and combined sales (Hardcover, Trade, audio CD) exceed 65,000 copies. Kathryn appears in a cameo role in Tim Burton’s Dark Shadows, starring Johnny Depp. Her latest nonfiction title is Dark Shadows: Return to Collinwood, currently in its third printing and available as an ebook.







While continuing her acting career, Kathryn launched Pomegranate Press, Ltd. to publish books about the entertainment industry. Along with such non-fiction fare as guide books, biographies, textbooks, humor and coffee table art books, Kathryn published Coya Come Home, the biography of former Minnesota Congresswoman Coya Knutson, which was optioned for a TV movie, Charlie’s Angels Casebook, made into an NBC MOW in 2004, and Hollywood at Your Feet: The Story of Hollywood’s Chinese Theatre, which she co-produced as an American Movie Classics documentary.
Kathryn wrote The Bunny Years (the 25-year history of Playboy Clubs told through the women who worked as Bunnies), optioned by Disney for a feature film. She also co-produced a two-hour special for the A&E Network, and a one-hour documentary for BBC-1 and Canadian TV, based on the book. Pomegranate has published over 50 nonfiction titles, including Scott’s books, Lobby Cards: The Classic Films (which earned the Benjamin Franklin Award for Best Coffee Table Book) and Lobby Cards: The Classic Comedies, both of which were published in the U.K. by Bloomsbury. Other Pomegranate titles include Michael Landon: Life, Love & Laughter, Word of Mouth, The FugitiveRecaptured, Rockford Files, The Night Stalker and Maverick.

Kathryn’s theatrical credits include a lengthy run with James Stewart in Harvey in London’s West End. TV audiences have seen her in the four-hour mini-series Voice of the Heart, based on the Barbara Taylor Bradford novel, as Dan Travanti’s wife in Murrow, George C. Scott’s mistress in The Last Days of Patton and Philip Marlowe’s girlfriend in Chandlertown. She co-starred in several pilot episodes, among them Police Squad, Paradise and Big Shamus, Little Shamus with Brian Dennehy, and The Professionals with Edward Woodward. Feature films include Providence, The Great Gatsby, Brannigan, The Greek Tycoon, Assassination, 187 and Parasomnia.


Kathryn maintains homes in Los Angeles and New York. She was married to the late Geoff Miller, founding editor and later publisher of Los Angeles magazine, the first city magazine in the country. In addition to her debut fiction, Dark Passages (2011), Kathryn has completed two other novels and will issue a Tradepaper edition of Coya Come Home, with a Foreword by Walter F. Mondale, in August 2012, with all proceeds from the sale of this book going to the Oslo Center for Peace and Humanity – US Foundation.












Down and Out in Beverly Heels tells the story of Meg Barnes, a beloved actress for her role as TV detective Jinx Forgarty, who has it all and loses everything — and ends up living on the streets of Tinsel Town in her Ritz-Volvo, thanks to her newlywed con-man husband. This novel, a fun, light-hearted romance, take us into the Hollywood social swirl, but also delves into the gritty truth of what it is to be “homeless and hiding it” in one of the most glittering, fashionable cities in the world. It’s also a story of redemption with a Thelma and Louise twist as Meg, incorporating skills she learned as a TV detective, tracks down her fugitive husband and struggles to regain her reputation, career and friendships.



















Dark Shadows: Return to Collinwood includes hundreds of rare photographs and behind-the-scenes anecdotes from Kathryn Leigh Scott (Josette DePres), Jonathan Frid (Barnabas Collins), Lara Parker (Angelique Bouchard) and David Selby (Quentin Collins), who appear in cameo roles with Johnny Depp, Helena Bonham Carter and Michelle Pfeiffer in the new Gothic epic feature film Dark Shadows to be released May 2012. With the ongoing fascination for all things vampiric, this book about the making of the new film and the history of the original series is an enticing volume for new and old fans alike.


Adapting many classic literary tales, the suspenseful and romantic stories of Dark Shadows center on the wealthy but tormented inhabitants of the mysterious Collinwood estate in the small fishing village of Collinsport, Maine. The powerful Collins family has been haunted for generations by vengeful curses and other supernatural secrets that span the centuries.


In its heyday, the original Dark Shadow daytime series (ABC-TV, 1966-1971) attracted 20 million viewers. The spooky, literate, romance and horror-driven show had universal appeal — and came to be known as the program “kids ran home from school to watch.” Reruns and DVD releases of all 1,225 episodes have spawned new generations of Dark Shadows fans, who attend annual Dark Shadows Festivals where cast members reunite to celebrate the show’s unending popularity.


Dark Passages is a coming-of-age story encapsulating the romance and innocence of JFK’s Camelot era and the tumultuous “dark passages” of Meg Harrison, a vampire raised by her mother to resist the temptation of human blood. Meg arrives in New York determined not to use her vampiric gifts to fulfill her dream of becoming an actress. She joins the cast of the cult hit “Dark Passages,” only to face her nemesis, a beautiful 300-year-old witch bent on destroying her. Their rivalry leads to a final confrontation as the telekinetic vampire and spell-weaving sorceress engage in a spectacular battle for supremacy. It takes all of Meg’s wit and tenacity to defeat the witch and win the affections of a handsome young mortal with a secret life of his own. 

Scott's websites





Tune  into http://www.blogtalkradio.com/theresachaze on June 16 2013 at 1 pm eastern to listen to Kathryn L. Scott as she shares her memories of Dark Shadows as well as  the inspiration of her latest book. 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/2013/06/19/until-you-walk-the-path-you-wont-know-where-it























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Wednesday, June 5, 2013

Learn how to Empower Yourself from Drew Dudley

Until You Walk The Path, You Won’t Know Where it Goes will be chatting with inspirational speaker and leadership coach Drew Dudley on June 6, 2013 at 1 pm eastern as he explains how taking our personal power back can change the world.

Drew Dudley is the former National Chair of Canada’s largest fundraiser for post-secondary students, Shinerama: Students Fighting Cystic Fibrosis. After serving as the Director of Canada’s largest university leadership development program, he founded Nuance Leadership in 2010, and works with organizations around the world to empower people to develop their leadership capacity. He has spoken to over 100,000 people around the world, and appeared on The Huffington Post, Forbes.com, and the main page of TED.com 

The former Coordinator of one of the largest university leadership development programs in Canada, Drew Dudley nevertheless embraces the idea that “leadership cannot really be taught. It can only be learned.”






“I’ve never thought of what I do as ‘teaching’ 
leadership,” says Drew. “For me, it’s always been about trying to find a way to help others explore the concept – what it means to them, and to their communities.”

A professional speaker, writer, educator and entrepreneur, Drew has helped raise over $5 million as the Founder or Chair of several organizations dedicated to supporting scholarship funds, social entrepreneurship and charitable initiatives, including a record-breaking term as the National Chair of Canada’s largest fundraiser for post-secondary students, “Shinerama: Students Fighting Cystic Fibrosis”. 


In Drew’s current role as the Founder and Chief Catalyst of Nuance Leadership Inc., he works with dozens of corporations, schools, charities and other organizations to empower people to increase their leadership capacity.



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Tune into http://www.blogtalkradio.com/theresachaze on June 6 2013 at 1 pm eastern to learn how to empower yourself  and take back your own power from Drew Dudley 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/2013/06/06/until-you-walk-the-path-you-wont-know-where-it



  " Instant Karma is going to get you."
                                       John Lennon
Have you ever met someone and suddenly  felt love or hate? Yet for the life of you couldn't remember  them.  Would you want to  remember? Would you want to know if it could save  your life?

Never Can Say Good-bye is a paranormal thriller  feature film with the  logline love and hate survives death


http://tirgana.wix.com/never-can-say-good-bye/home

Please like our Facebook page: https://www.facebook.com/Nevercansaygoodbyeparanormalfilm/info

Courage isn't the lack of fear, but the ability to set it aside and  focus on what is truly important