Channel 7 — March 29, 2020

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.

Two years before the end of WWII, two gifted German Jewish musicians—one a Holocaust survivor who barely escaped the infamous Theresienstadt concentration camp with his life, the other the daughter of a prominent Wehrmacht general—having fled the catastrophic Nazi conquest of Western Europe, where they had been hunted and hopelessly separated, reunite in Brazil. Dieter Meister, barroom piano man extraordinaire, and scintillating chanteuse Sofie von Siegler, the subjects of Robert Arthur Neff's first historical novel, Über Alles, seize a second chance at freedom and a life together.

But residual shadows from the war’s conflict soon darken the skies of their bright new world. Determined parties, from a fledgling American intelligence agency to Nazi hunter Simon Wiesenthal, relentlessly sniff out the trail of Sofie’s father, hiding out in South America. As the net draws tight around Sofie and Dieter, it’s impossible to tell who can be trusted. And the United States, after having assembled a military force unparalleled in history and executed a remarkable strategy for victory, turns out not to be so well prepared for the war's aftermath.

Currently playing: Gary Roe speaking about “Please Be Patient, I'm Grieving”

Please Be Patient, I'm Grieving is a 2016 Best Book Awards Finalist

Loss hurts. It's tough to go through, and painful to watch.

Do you know someone who's grieving and wish you could help? Are you the one grieving and wonder if what you're going through is normal? Do you wish those around you understood you better?

This book has answers. This practical and easy-to-read book provides the answers you need to make a difference - in your own life and in the lives of others. Award-winning, bestselling author, hospice chaplain, and grief specialist Gary Roe gives you a look at the grieving heart - the thoughts, emotions, and struggles within. If you're wanting to help someone who's grieving, you'll get a glimpse of what's going on inside them and be better able to love and support them. If you're in the midst of loss, you'll see yourself as you read, and be encouraged that you aren't as weird or crazy as you thought. This book can help you develop a priceless ability- how to hear the heart of someone who's hurting. The benefits for them, and for you, can be staggering.

Currently playing: Luthie M West speaking about “Cat Soup”

In the kingdom of Bandon, the princess loses her beloved cat!  One day the cat gets trapped in a travelling tinker’s cart and without knowing it, many miles away, the frightened cat jumps out and runs away. 
The princess’s father, the king, will give half his kingdom to the one who finds the cat.  Afar off, the King of Hod sends his son, Gael, out to find the cat, but he is delayed when he finds a cottage in the woods where a pot of soup is boiling. Gael eats it and falls asleep only to be awakened by an ogre. The ogre threatens to kill him, but Gael promises to give the ogre half a kingdom if he will take the prince back to the kingdom of Hod.  After many misadventures with the ogre, a cat is found. Is it the right cat? Does the ogre get half the kingdom? Does Gael? Or was it all just Cat Soup?

Currently playing: Joseph Carrabis 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.

Currently playing: Bill Poje 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!

Currently playing: Greg Bentall speaking about “The Comforting Illusion: Lifting the Veil on Organized Religion”

So much of popular religion is simply a collection of ancient superstitions and old campfire stories. Even Pope Francis has told the Church that God is not a 'wizard.' God is not our ever-present nanny or 'fairy godmother' whose task it is to comfort and protect us, and to shield us from any danger, discomfort, or disappointment. So what, then, really is the point of religion and spiritualism in a modern world?

Exploring the concept of religion from an objective, sociological standpoint, 'The Comforting Illusion: Lifting the Veil on Organized Religion' aims to somehow reconcile our modern worldviews with ancient spiritual perspectives.

By examining religion's direct and indirect effects on practically every part of 21st century society, be they good or bad, 'The Comforting Illusion' pulls aside the curtain of our comfortable rituals and compels us to consider the complex facets of a culture that spans millennia.

Currently playing: Laura Prince speaking about “Sibling Loss: A Sister's Journey from Despair to Celebration”

This is a first-person account of one of the most devastating and least talked about subjects: a child or young person’s loss of a sibling. Laura Prince shares her decades-long process of healing that is, as she claims, a lifelong struggle. This is, however, a book that brings hope. The author both shares her story and her many insights into the web of grief that surrounds such a loss. Recovering from the sudden death of her beloved brother over the course of many years, Prince openly and candidly examines the pitfalls and surprising triumphs of grieving. She offers readers a window into her world and allows us to share in her sadness—and in the eventual celebration of her brother as she slowly works her way into a place of quiet joy and gratitude.

Currently playing: Frank J. Andriuli speaking about “The People Factory”

THE PEOPLE FACTORY takes place in the not-too-distant future. Human-like robots (Androids) have become commonplace. Advanced experimental androids are just becoming available for the general public. They are capable of rapid learning and independent thought, can display emotion and even have the same body temperature.

Steve Renna, a former military officer purchases one of these experimental models. He calls her Vanessa. Then he accidentally discovers that some of these advanced androids already have their own agenda. He tries to bring this conspiracy to the N.S.I.A. (National Security Intelligence Agency). They don't believe him, he keeps agitating. As a consequence, he is kidnapped. Vanessa finds him in a maximum security prison off the grid.

How can she get him out of such a place? It looks escape proof. There is no one she can turn to or trust. She will have to find a way and must do it alone. If she were able to help him break out, how will they be able to avoid the massive government manhunt sure to ensue? Will she just be leading Steve to recapture or death?

Currently playing: Dr. Dawn Menge speaking about “Queen Vernita Conquers the Volcanic Islands”

The Queen of the Land of Quails is preparing to travel to the mysterious Volcanic Islands to meet twelve of her wonderful new friends. After she leaves her loyal subjects in charge of keeping her castle safe from harm for the next year, Queen Vermita boards a boat and heads out on her latest adventure.

The Queen's first stop is to visit her friend Nicole at the black sand beach at the bottom of a beautiful valley where she learns all about the hawksbill sea turtles and hawaiian monk seal. Her journey takes her to a new place every month, where she explores volcanoes, pink and orange sand beaches, walks along the hot lava, scuba dives under the sea, and learns about all the flora and fauna that call the islands their home. Along the way, the Queen meets many amazing new friends who are each special in their own way.

In this continuing tale, an adventuresome queen travels outside her castle to the Volcanic Islands, where she learns how important it is to respect the natural wonders of her kingdom.

Currently playing: Richard V. Battle speaking about “Conquering Life’s Course”

Does Today's World Frustrate You?
Do You Wonder if Common Sense Is Vanishing?


Conquering Life's Course's stories of time proven principles have enabled people to live more successfully through the ages. It will entertain and inspire the reader to think, laugh and undertake actions to realize a more fulfilling life.
If you or a loved one have given up on understanding the world of today, Conquering Life's Course is a must read. It offers reassurance to the reader that age old traditions and wisdom still rule over unproven theory.
It is concise, easy-to-read and offers invaluable insights that can be shared with the whole family. It includes motivational quotes.

Currently playing: Gary D. Conrad, M.D. speaking about “The Pit: Memoir of an Emergency Physician”

After forty-five years in medicine, over forty of them as an emergency physician, Dr. Gary Conrad has seen almost everything. Brace yourself and take his hand as he guides you deep into and through the steaming guts of medical school, internship and emergency medicine, where exposure to infectious diseases, emotional upheaval and life-threatening situations are commonplace. Learn how physicians approach family members about the death of a loved one, what “sphincter moments” are, how doctors deal with performing repulsive procedures they’d rather not do, and how they handle watching a patient die when nothing more can be done. "The Pit" will take you on an unpredictable, sometimes unsettling, roller coaster ride of tears, joy, offbeat, sardonic humor, success, failure, gut-wrenching moments, and much, much more.

Currently playing: Chrys Wimer speaking about “Wally's Misadventure”

Wally had been cooped up all winter and was ready for a great adventure! His chores came first, then after his father reminded him of the rules, Wally was off. The first rule was to never go exploring alone, but when none of Wally's friends could go, he was determined to go anyway. Look inside to find out what Wally faces on his adventure!