Prose, Poetry & Purpose – Becca Puglisi

May 7th, 2021 - Posted in

  Becca Puglisi is an international speaker, writing coach, and bestselling author of The Emotion Thesaurus and other resources for writers. Her books have sold over 600,000 copies and are available in multiple languages, are sourced by US universities, and are used by novelists, screenwriters, editors, and psychologists around the world.  She is passionate about learning and sharing her […]

Prose, Poetry & Purpose – Janni Lee Simner

April 19th, 2021 - Posted in

Janni Lee Simner is the author of the award-winning Bones of Faerie trilogy, as well as the standalone young adult fantasy, Thief Eyes. She’s also published four children’s books; more than 30 short stories; the script for the video game The Huntsman: Winter’s Curse; and a guest episode for the Zombies, Run! app. Janni lives […]

Patricia Ballentine is known to many as an integrated artist having accomplished some degree of blending the right and left brain in her creative expressions. With an engineering background and over 40 years of experience as an industrial designer, she is also a visual artist, a poet and author, a process facilitator and teacher, an […]

Prose, Poetry & Purpose – Kate Moore

April 6th, 2021 - Posted in

Kate Moore is the award-winning, New York Times bestselling author of The Radium Girls. A British writer based in London, she has published numerous Sunday Times bestsellers, writing across various genres including history, biography, true crime, gift and humour; her work has been translated into more than 12 languages. The Radium Girls was the winner of the […]

Prose, Poetry & Purpose – Jodie Archer

March 30th, 2021 - Posted in

Jodie has been in books forever. She has been a commissioning editor in London and New York. She has been research lead for a major online book store. She has been a lecturer in contemporary fiction and writing. All those book world roles have led to some expertise in answering two questions: what works? And why? Jodie got […]

Prose, Poetry & Purpose – Pramila Jayapal

January 20th, 2021 - Posted in

  Pramila Jayapal says “I came to this country when I was 16 years old—my parents took all the money they had—about $5,000—and used it to send me to the United States by myself because they believed this was the place where I would get the best education and have the brightest future.  I worked my […]

Prose, Poetry & Purpose – Brian Fagan – Encore

December 29th, 2020 - Posted in

    Brian Fagan is an archaeological generalist, with expertise in the broad issues of human prehistory. He is the author or editor of 46 books, including seven widely used undergraduate college texts. Fagan has contributed over 100 specialist papers to many national and international journals. He is a Contributing Editor to American Archaeology and Discover Archaeology magazines, and […]

Prose, Poetry & Purpose – Martin Koenig

December 22nd, 2020 - Posted in

Martin Koenig was founder/director of the Balkan Arts Center in New York City which later became the Ethnic Folk Arts Center and today is the Center for Traditional Music and Dance. Still an active member of this non-profit’s Board of Directors, he remains a dedicated advocate for community-based traditional artists, especially those active in urban […]

Prose, Poetry & Purpose – Lonny Kaneko

December 15th, 2020 - Posted in

Although Lonny Kaneko has written in almost every genre, his new work is a collection of poetry, Coming Home From Camp and Other Poems. Lonny says that “the book is a wonderful opportunity for the poems to have a home. They’ve been disappearing a few at a time. When a computer goes down or some change in […]

Josh Tickell is a Sundance Award Winning film director, bestselling author and thought leader in the fields of youth, climate and alternative energy. In 1997, Josh’s vividly painted “Veggie Van” made headlines across the United States as it picked up used frying oil and turned it into fuel. His subsequent movie, FUEL, went to theaters […]