Channel 7 — October 20, 2021
Today’s featured interview:
speaking about “Sid and the Boys: Playing Ball in the Face of Race and Big Business”
This is a true story about a small town, big oil, an undersized high school basketball team, a coach with a huge heart, and how a season was nearly undone by well-intentioned corporate interference and racism.
Big oil and basketball both grew up in Bartlesville, Oklahoma in the first half of the twentieth century. The eleven-time national AAU champion Phillips 66ers and their corporate sponsor gained international fame together in the 1940s and 50s. Due in large part to Phillips Petroleum Company, Bartlesville had a highly educated and affluent population. Thanks also to Phillips, there was a stockpile of All-American basketball stars who lived there and served as coaches and mentors to youth throughout the community.
In the late fall of 1966, just as the high school basketball season was getting underway, one of those former players was dispatched by Phillips to “assist” the local team, only to learn that the help was unwelcome. What Phillips failed to understand was the loyalty between the coach and his team. In an exceptional and unexpected show of unity, as well as fierce loyalty, the players rallied around their coach and commenced their season, playing against the state’s largest schools. This is a heartwarming story of that coach, his team and the lasting impact of their remarkable relationship.
speaking about “The Byzantine Pineapple ”
This author’s interview and book can also been seen on your television screen. Look for “THE AUTHORS SHOW” app on AMAZON FIRE TV and on the ROKU CHANNEL.
The definition of insanity is doing the same thing over and over and over again, expecting a different result, so why should anyone believe that either the political right or the political left has a plan to solve the socioeconomic, legal, political (SELP) issues facing citizens around the globe when all they do is the same failing things over and over again? That's insane! The byzantine pineapple applies systems analysis and systems design methodology to propose a redesign of governmental SELP systems, including a new macroeconomic flat tax for the rising class of independents to implement. It is time to wake up from the matrix!
speaking about “My Vietnam: A Gift to My Daughter”
"Hey Dad, instead of a gift, would you share your Vietnam experiences with me?" My daughter's request set into motion a journey 50 years into the past as a "grunt" in the steamy jungles of Vietnam. Four months later, with my memoir completed, Naomi asked another question. "Hey Dad, let's go to Vietnam, just you and me?" Could the ghosts of Vietnam past morph into a father and daughter blessing in the present?
speaking about “The Augmented Man”
What do you do with a deadly weapon when it's no longer needed?
Nicholas Trailer is the last of The Augmented Men, beings created first by society and completed by a political group the public can't even imagine exists. Captain James Donaldson takes severely abused and traumatized children and modifies them into monsters capable of the most horrifying deeds without feeling any remorse or regret. But the horrors of war never stay on the battlefield. They always come home. Battling what society and science has made him, Nick Trailer discovers he is loved. From the horrors of childhood to the horrors of a war, what does it take for someone to find true love and peace? Especially when everyone has their own agenda, from the senators who sanctioned his making to the Governor of Maine who wants to use Nick's struggle to propel himself to the White House. The Augmented Men were good at war, perhaps a little too good. Now they have to come home...or do they? What do you do with man-made monsters? Nick must decide if his friends are his friends and if his enemies are his enemies, all while protecting the woman he loves.
speaking about “The Green Cathedral”
Deep in the jungle lies the deadliest kind of beauty.
As a DEA agent caught in an unwinnable drug war, Abel has spent his life with the ugliest side of humanity. It’s no wonder he’s given in to corruption, bribery, and an illegal side hustle that has him on the run from some of the most dangerous men in South America.
Then, he stumbles upon an alluring creature—a stranded alien who has made her home under the green canopy of the deepest part of the jungle. Her spacecraft crash-landed a decade ago; his life crashed and burned well before that.
But as this unlikely pair grow closer, Abel will realize that his dark past has tracked him down and threatens to destroy the very beauty he has fallen in love with.
The Green Cathedral is a fast-paced thrill-ride that examines the nature of beauty and the power it has to heal our damaged souls.
"Non-stop action...a real flight and fight to the finish. Absolutely worth a read." - Screencraft
Fans of Monster and The Shape of Water will love this "high-energy, swashbuckling" book. (Screencraft)
speaking about “From Lockdown to Knockdown, the Fall of America”
America is falling! Some see a collapse coming that could bring martial law and FEMA camps. Our $1 bill says Novus Ordo Seclorum below the pyramid. What's behind the New World Order? The Bible is the all-time best-seller and it has more information on this than most people realize and it could save our lives, especially if we are Christian patriots planning to fight for our gun rights. When Christ was asked about the end of the world, He said to understand the book of Daniel which has a conflict between a ram and goat. Gabriel said Daniel’s vision is “at the time of the end,” Dan 8:17. Daniel named Grecia as the kingdom to conquer the Medes & Persians 200 years before it happened, Dan 8:21, but history repeats for our time with the Medes and Persians now as Iraq and Iran! This prophecy is half-fulfilled! Daniel wisely opted out of the king’s health plan in Daniel 1. This is also truth about government ‘healthcare’--Dr. Colin Campbell, author of the China Study, Prof. Nutrition at Cornell said our medical system is “rotten to the core.” Here is information that Rx drugs are the #1 cause of illness, death. If you have health problems, start with health in the Appendix--information that's gotten 5-star reviews in a previous book. Richard Ruhling, MD, MPH was board-certified in Internal Medicine before teaching Health Science at Loma Linda University.
speaking about “Living a Parable: Finding Lessons in Unlikely Experiences”
This is not your typical devotional
Living a Parable: Finding Lessons in Unlikely Experiences is a testimony to how God uses our lives to teach us. Composed of several short and entertaining stories, Living a Parable is a compilation of real-world experiences from the author's life, that will undoubtedly make you laugh and take you down your own memory lane.
The author interweaves childhood experiences of life with her parents and four younger siblings with her experiences as as adult, wife and mother, to extract valuable Christian lessons that apply to us all. Each chapter ends with A Call to Action to give you ideas on how to apply the lesson learned and each chapter includes blank pages for note-taking and reflection.
Not only will you be able to relate to the stories within the book but the bigger hope is that the lessons and the messages shared will inspire you to draw even nearer to our Heavenly Father.
speaking about “Dr. Stern's Rotation Diet”
AT LAST: A LIFETIME WEIGHT-LOSS SOLUTION WITH PROVEN RESULTS
If you struggle with weight loss, if you find yourself nearing your goals only to see them slip away, if you’re tired of programs that promise more than they deliver, or even if you’ve never tried a weight-loss program before, Dr. Stern’s Rotation Diet is the solution. Let Dr. Michael Stern show you how to . . .
- set healthy and realistic weight-loss goals
- kick-start your weight loss with a lightning-fast rapid-reduction technique
- evaluate weight-loss options and choose the ones that are right for you
- build your own rotation diet for lifelong weight maintenance
- feel better, have more energy, and add years to your life through healthier habits
- master motivation, meditation, and mindfulness skills that will enhance every area of your life and career
Wherever you are in your health and wellness journey, Dr. Stern’s Rotation Diet provides the science and the solutions to deliver the results you seek. Start today and make the change to a happier, healthier, and more satisfying way of life.
speaking about “Sisters of the Vine”
"A novel about vineyard life and family, Linda Rosen's delightful and poignant Sisters of the Vine is for wine-lovers." –Laura Dave, author of Eight Hundred Grapes
Housewife and mother with a loving husband to take care of her - that's all Liz, a Fifties gal, ever wanted. Over her father's objections, she drops out of college to marry Rick, who dreams of living off the land. They buy a farm on a verdant hillside in the Hudson Valley, but can't agree on what to plant. When they discover French-American hybrid grapes, Liz is confident they'll be happy. Grapes are classy.
As the rich soil sinks into her soul and the vines begin to thrive, the marriage grows rocky. Refusing to disappoint her father again, Liz is determined to make her marriage work . . . until she discovers a photograph hidden in the old barn.
Faced with impossible decisions, Liz is desperate. She has a vineyard ready to harvest and no idea how to accomplish the task. Does she have the moxie to flourish? Or will she and the land turn fallow?
speaking about “Gaining A.C.C.E.S.S. to Lead Others: 14 Activities critical to continuous evolution & success for self”
Being a leader is a scary thought. You are responsible for individuals who are not related to you and whom you cannot control 100%. This group of people does not look like you, think like you, talk like you, or have the same interests as you. These people may not even like you. Yet, somehow, you have to get them to follow you. Most of these same statements hold true for your role when you are being led. There is someone responsible for leading you. You cannot control, speak, or even think like that person. How can we effectively survive to do and be our best every day?
In this second book of the LEAP Series, Dr. Elizabeth A. Carter once again provides you access to information based on situations that have impacted her life. Gaining A.C.C.E.S.S. to Lead Others: 14 Activities Critical to Continuous Evolution & Success for Self shines a spotlight on the three elements that have helped, hindered, and heightened her journey in leadership: chemistry, confidence, and communication. Including motivational quotes from pioneers such as John Quincy Adams, Oscar Wilde, Plato, and Helen Keller, Dr. Carter expands her use of alliterations and acronyms to entertain and educate her readers with topics and phrases such as•First impressions: “First Flush Final”—Don’t expect the hand you were dealt to change.•Overcoming obstacles: “No Not Never”—Response is temporary, not permanent.•Working with others: “Sometimes, you must DUMB it down” (Decode for Understanding and Maximizing Buy-in).•Leading volunteers: Accountability measures needed if “there is not a process of a review, raise, or reprimand.”
At the end of each section, there are reflection questions, and the last chapter helps you decide what actions you will take next. Get “access-smart” and let chemistry, confidence, and communication increase your effectiveness when leading others and being led.
speaking about “Bird in a Snare”
When Hani, an Egyptian diplomat under Akhenaten, is sent to investigate the murder of a useful bandit leader in Syria, he encounters corruption, tangled relationships, and yet more murder. His investigation is complicated by the new king’s religious reforms, which have struck Hani’s own family to the core. Hani’s mission is to amass enough evidence for his superiors to prosecute the wrongdoers despite the king’s protection—but not just every superior can be trusted. And maybe not even the king!
speaking about “Tales of Little Egypt”
Tales of Little Egypt is a fictional account of small town America and the peculiar, ordinary, eccentric, sturdy, cunning, and contented characters who created it. Set in the years between the Civil War and the great Influenza Plague of 1918, this is a pageant of imaginary people--the narratives of a score of men, women, and children whose lives illustrate the immense changes and challenges of that turbulent era. This was a period of great events and outsized personalities: splendid World's Fairs attended by millions, radical new inventions, devastating wars and violent revolutions; leaders like Theodore Roosevelt. But underneath were the people whose stories are as fascinating, troubled, compelling and triumphant as anything that has occupied the attention of historians. There was the town doctor, the local sheriff, the jeweler, the self-appointed matron of morality, a young black girl and her mother, a boy who ran off to the circus and many others: lovers, criminals, teachers, ministers, and odd characters. As a community, their lives and ambitions, their failures and tragedies--sometimes at their own making--and their small successes intersected and became a part of each other.
Marion, Illinois is both a real place and the imaginary location for these stories. Set in the center of Little Egypt, Marion is a county seat in the middle of this unique area, a river delta wedged between the Ohio and Mississippi Rivers. These two great highways of American immigration and trade sent millions of settlers North and South, East and West and back. The few who stopped off to make it their home created something distinctive. Theirs was a society that reflected the crossroads it occupied and the mix of cultures and sections that it represented. It was both nowhere and everywhere. Therefore their struggles to make sense of this world exemplify the tale and the memory of modern America in the making.
speaking about “Make Your Own Job: Anytime, Anywhere, At Any Age”
Entrepreneur Wm. Hovey Smith details how to make your own job by providing methods of selecting and developing money-making opportunities than can be done anytime, anywhere, at any age. The possibilities include step-by-step methods of raising this month's rent to establishing a life-time income for you and your family to a late-life business doing work that you love. Particular attention is given to possibilities for those in high school and college, presently in the work force, participating in management, and retirees who need additional income.
The author's accomplishments include diversified experiences in retail sales, professional practice, the arts, cooking, international business, and entertainment which have provided him with an unusually broad range of activities which he provides as illustrations on how you can use your own life experiences and added skills to develop paying work that you enjoy doing. He is the author of 18 books, podcast radio programs, thousands of newspaper stories and currently has over 750 YouTube videos on line. This book is unusual in this genre in that it incorporates elements of drama, adventure, and fun.
Learn How to:
- Raise cash fast
- Identify your talents
- Develop job skills
- Make jobs you love
- Make yourself a job at work
- Operate a one-man company
- Leave a legacy for your children
- Have a profitable retirement
- Use work to live longer
speaking about “Patchwork Conversations Between Generations”
"Patchwork" represents the stories and lives of women living in rural Bamberg, South Carolina during a time period of approximately 1939-1959. These God-centered women created an atmosphere that allowed the participants to help their families. Quilting was their point of focus; however this activity provided an opportunity to share their challenging stories.
Patchwork encourages us to find a way to bridge the gap between generations by sharing helpful information through conversation. Both groups the youth and the elder must be open to a two-way conversation. Being the elder does not mean you have a monopoly on teaching, the youth also have something to say. "Patchwork" says we should have the conversation.
Thank you, Danielle, for providing this amazing platform for authors to summarize their hard work and then provide ways to help us promote our interviews digitally to so many other platforms. Your editor is also fantastic, as I do my own video and podcast editing and know how time consuming and challenging it can be.
As a result of this incredible experience, with Linda as my guide, I purchased the Gold24 plan and look forward to seeing the deliverables.
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Time is our most precious asset and spending time on The Authors Show is a wise way to spend time.
Thank you to all who made it possible.
Don McCauley spared no element too small in communicating with me before the interview and the day of the interview in order to create the most impactful program possible. After the interview, his follow-up again added important facts to make the program successful.
Nancy Villella insured that I understood the opportunities to maximize the effectiveness of my interview and her follow-up was thoughtful and beneficial to me.
Your personal time Danielle explaining additional facets of book marketing, media and how The Authors Show focuses on benefiting authors, demonstrated expertise, commitment and compassion to each and every author you serve. I’m so pleased to have been interviewed for The Authors Show, and highly recommend other authors consider doing so with my strongest emphasis.