Hi and this week, I’d like to introduce Diane Epps, a comedian who has written her fifth book, Just Because I’m Not Effin’ Famous, Doesn’t Mean I’m Not Effin’ Funny. She says, “this effin’ book came about as a result of extreme frustration – accompanied by liberal usage of the eff word – when I heard for the umpteenth time I needed to be famous to attract a well-known book publisher!”
This week, I’d like to say hello to John P Kildemm, author of a Hey Doorman V111: True tales of an uncommon bouncer in Los Angeles. It’s a sideways chronicle of the night life in the City of Angels.
Melissa Burch was a filmmaker, producer and former war journalist for the BBC, CBS, and other networks. Her team was one of the first documentary crews in the Soviet Union at the height of the Cold War, and a story about her in Afghanistan was featured in The New York Times. She was in her twenties when she traveled with the mujahedeen, filmed an attack on a Soviet convoy, slept with an Afghan commander, and climbed 14,000 foot mountains in the Hindu Kush.
This week I’d like to welcome author, editor, journalist and cultural moderator Greg Archer to the Thursday Throng author interview. His work has appeared in the The Huffington Post, The San Francisco Examiner, Oprah Magazine, The Advocate, Palm Springs Life, VIA Magazine, Bust, Jetset Extra, The Sydney Morning Herald and other media and TV outlets.
Josh Rivedal is the author of The Gospel According to Josh: A 28 Gentile Bar Mitzvah. He always wanted to be a movie star and dreamed of fame and fortune on the Broadway stage. Instead he faced a huge number of setbacks but has finally reinvented himself as a speaker, author, playwright, theatre producer, educator, marketing consultant, and arts entrepreneur.
Hi everyone, and this week I’d like to introduce Megan Cyrulewski, author of Who Am I? How My Daughter Taught Me to Let Go and Live Again. Megan is a lawyer specialising in mediation services. She is currently working her first novel, a legal thriller.
This week I’d like to introduce Elaine Day, the author of Battle Royal. It is one section of her autobiography. Elaine is also offering the book as a free Kindle download tomorrow, Friday 18th April and Sunday 20th April. Just scroll to the bottom of the interview for the links.
This week we have for our delectation an interview with Jamie Baywood who describes herself as an ‘accidental author’. I’m sure that many of us can relate to that description well, in fact how many of us probably just ‘dropped into writing’ as a side effect of doing something else? Jamie is also giving away a free signed copy of her book, ‘Getting Rooted in New Zealand‘ to one lucky commenter. All you need to do to be in with a chance of winning is follow the instructions at the end of this post 🙂
Today we have a wonderful giveaway of TWO HARDCOVER books from Apple Gidley. Apple is the author of Expat Life Slice by Slice, a wonderful memoir of life in the expat fast lane. She is an Anglo-Australian known to thousands as ExpatApple thanks to her popular blog at the Daily Telegraph who truly believes that to be a true global nomad we have to be actively engaged in wherever we call home. Currently, Apple is based in Houston, Texas where she joins us for this weeks Thursday Throng author interview. To be in with a chance of winning one of the TWO HARDCOVER COPIES Apple is giving away, just leave a comment at the end of the post.
In this week’s Thursday Throng interview I have Becca Chopra, a yoga and meditation instructor and wannabe “mermaid” on the Big Island of Hawaii, in the chair. Chakra Secrets, is a fabulous autobiographical book in which Becca shares her sizzling personal story and the yoga and chakra balancing tools that have helped her on her personal path; and she is generously giving away a FREE SIGNED copy to one lucky commenter on the interview.