Monday, January 4, 2010

Page Readers talks with Aggie Villanueva

I don't know where to begin! Aggie is such an incredibly strong woman, as well as a vivid story teller using both words and photography to tell her stories. Learn about Aggie - or at least start there!

"Rightfully Mine" is the story of Rizpah, a strong unmarried woman living in a time when women didn't have the same rights as men. When her father dies before Rizpah is married, the inheritance that had been promised to her father is taken from her and her sisters because they are not men. Rizpah takes her argument to the highest leader - Moses and God himself - to plead her case. Consider her the founder of the Womens Rights Movement!

Page Readers talks with Hank Quense

Hank writes humorous fantasy and science fiction along with an occasional article on fiction writing. He lives with Pat, his wife of many years. They have two daughters and five grandchildren.
To date he has over three dozen stories and articles published. His novel Fool's Gold is a sci-fi retelling of the ancient Rhinegold myth. Tunnel Vision is a collection of twenty previously published stories which are now available in print and as an e-book. He is presently working on a trilogy that is a blend of fantasy and science fiction, another collection of stories and a fantasy novel.

You can find Hank and his work at


Page Readers talks with Sheri Zampelli

Sheri O. Zampelli M.S., CCH is the author of From Sabotage to Success and Donate Your Weight. She is a certified clinical hypnotherapist and college instructor who has helped thousands of people to overcome addictions, self-sabotage and life-long struggles. Her life story is one of personal triumph. Zampelli lived the first part of her life in the midst of abuse, addiction and homelessness. These experiences gave her the schooling necessary to be of service to others in a meaningful and powerful way.

Zampelli’s self-empowerment programs utilize a unique combination of behavior modification, positive reinforcement, hypnosis, positive self-talk and law of attraction to help participants achieve a lifestyle filled with joy and authenticity and free from struggles and self-sabotage.

Sheri Zampelli has appeared on national television and has been featured in national publications such as Woman’s Day and Mademoiselle. She is available for media interviews and public speaking engagements.

Page Readers talks with Jean Holloway

Jean Holloway's debut novel Ace of Hearts started 29 years ago in answer to a bet. Her sister Lori said, "You read so much, I bet you could write a book" and Jean answered, "I bet I could."

Jean's oldest memories are of reading. She let the words carry her away to places only her imagination could take her. Stephen King and Dean Koontz are her ultimate tour guides and honorable mentions go to Jean Auel and Agatha Christie. Jean sometimes felt more at home in their cleverly crafted worlds than in her own.

Accepting her sister's bet would prove more challenging than easily merging her love of reading great horror and mystery classics. In 1980, she wrote the first draft of Ace of Hearts longhand. Over the next two decades the manuscript matured with technology, to typewriter to word processor and finally to computer in 2003.

In 2004, Lori once again challenged Jean to introduce Ace of Hearts to the world. She pushed Jean to print several copies of her manuscript and she even paid for Jean to attend the National Book Club Conference in Atlanta, GA.

Not willing to say no to such a tempting challenge, Jean went and handed her manuscripts out in a room full of Zane fans and book clubs began talking! She met her soon-to-be publisher that weekend. Three months later, Jean signed a contract, went through the editing process and "Ace of Hearts" was born!

Jean Holloway has released her sophomore novel, Black Jack, with PHE Ink and she's currently writing the third installment to the Deck of Cardz series.

But most importantly, Jean's story is one of hope. And to never give up your dream.

Visit Jean at

Page Readers talks with Beverly Flaxington

Beverly D. Flaxington, Founder & Principal

Beverly is an accomplished consultant, hypnotherapist, personal and career coach, author, college professor, corporate trainer, facilitator, behavioral expert, entrepreneur and business development expert. She has a depth of experience coaching individuals to communicate more effectively in both personal and professional settings.

Bev co-founded The Collaborative in 1995, a sales and marketing consultancy. For over 15 years her firm has provided strategic and tactical support to help client firms, and individuals, reach higher levels of effectiveness and meet their goals. The Collaborative specializes in delivering effective coaching, training and proprietary consulting services. In 2008, the firm launched a new online portal, (ATA) to meet the specific needs of independent investment advisors and wealth managers.

Prior to co-founding The Collaborative, Beverly spent 12 years in a variety of corporate roles including Managing Director and Director of Business Development.

Beverly holds both a BSBA and an MBA from Suffolk University. She is a frequent speaker and contributor to articles on the subjects of sales, marketing, behavioral issues, employee and career issues, effective time management and dealing with difficult people. Beverly is also a member of the Mental Health Counselors Association of America.

Beverly is an adjunct professor at Suffolk University teaching undergraduate and graduate students, “Small Business Management”, “Organizational Behavior” and “Dealing with Difficult People”, a course she created for the University. Since 1991 Beverly has offered training and one-on-one consultation for individuals to accomplish behavior modification in a variety of arenas. Beverly is a Certified Hypnotist, Certified Hypnosis Trainer, Reiki Master Attunement Practitioner, Certified Professional Behavioral Analyst (CPBA) and Certified Professional Values Analyst (CPVA). She uses the DISC and PIAV tools frequently in her work with individuals and organizations.

Beverly’s newest book, Understanding Other People: The Five Secrets to Human Behavior, published in May 2009, is available on and at She is also the co-author of Wealthbuilding: A Consumer’s Guide to Making Profitable — and Comfortable — Investment Decisions, published by Dearborn Financial Publishing and of 7 Steps to Effective Business Building for Financial Advisors: How top earning advisors attract and retain the most profitable clients, published by ATA Press. She also authored the companion Workbook for this program. The 7 Steps program was selected by the Financial Planning Association and is available in their online store at a member discount.

Page Readers talks with Nava Atlas

Join me when I talk with Nava Atlas about her lastest book, "Secret Recipes for the Modern Wife". Nava is the author and illustrator of many books on vegetarian and vegan cooking, most recently Vegan Express, Vegan Soups and Hearty Stews for All Seasons, The Vegetarian Family Cookbook, and The Vegetarian 5-Ingredient Gourmet.

In addition to cookbooks, Nava also produces visual books on family themes, humor, and women's issues. "Secret Recipes for the Modern Wife" was recently published by Simon & Schuster, and is a satiric look at contemporary marriage and motherhood through the lens of a faux 1950s cookbook.

Nava is also a fine artist whose work focuses on limited edition books and text-driven objects and installations. Her work is shown and collected by museums and universities across the U.S. You can see her work at Her home is in the Hudson Valley region of New York State, where she lives with her husband and two sons.

Other links to Nava Atlas and her work.

Page Readers talks with Hillary Homzie and Julia DeVillers

This show was definitely a lot of fun. Hillary Homzie and Julia DeVillers shared with me their latest books that are part of the new Justice Book of the Month Club, books that are focused primarily on on Tweens and their experiences and challenges they face during what can be a very trying time in a young persons life.

Both women each have several books in their porfolios, and through their publisher Simon & Schuster were brought together to be part of the Justice Club. Each have written several stories focused not only on Tweens, but the younger and even older youth ages.

Julia's book, "Liberty Porter, First Daughter" follows Liberty Porter and her 9 year old life as she begins the journey of being the First Daughter, living in the White House. Learn more about Julia, Liberty, and all Julia's books at Be sure to read the About Me page - it will make you laugh!

Hillary's book, "Things Are Gonna Get Ugly" brings the story of Tafetta who goes from being "that" girl in school - the one everyone wants to be - to being the one no one wants to be. Learn more about Hillary, Tafetta and all of Hillary's books at Be sure to watch the book trailer on "Things Are Gonna Get Ugly", I think it will have you wanting this book for your library no matter what your age.

Page Readers talks with Patricia Saxton

On todays show, I talked with Patricia Saxton, artist, author and graphic designer about her second book in a series of books "A Book of Fairies". Patricia combines her extraordinary artwork with her love of the wimsical in the Fairies book and in The Book of Mermaids - and coming soon - her book on Dragons. I highly recommend taking a look at all of Patricia's work and her websites that are beautifully designed and mix together all of her talents at

Page Readers talks with Steve Uhlenbrock

Mark your calendars for August 17 at 3:00pm PDT when I talk with Steve Uhlenbrock, author of "Lose Weight, Feel Great". Steve is also a Life Coach, and the creator of the "My Ideal Life Program". Find out more about Steve and his positive life message at Feel Great Coaching

Page Readers talks with Shelly Lieber

Shelley Lieber, The Wordy Woman, is the author and creator of 4Ps to Publishing Success™ Products and She is co-founder of Visual Impressions Book & Fine Art Publishing. She combines her background in writing, editing, marketing and public relations to help writers and artists.

She created the 4Ps to Publishing Success™ Products to educate aspiring writers in the art of writing and business of publishing. VIP Authors Mentorship Programs help guide new authors through the publishing process. Visual Impressions Publishing was formed to give new voices a chance to be heard.

A publishing professional for over 30 years, Shelley is committed to the art of creative communication. She has contributed to dozens of national and local publications and most recently was profile editor for Balance, columnist for Us Artists and contributor to CitySmart, Las Olas and Lincoln Road magazines in South Florida. She has been a book editor for Holt, Rinehart & Winston, Macmillan and McGraw-Hill publishing companies in New York. As associate publisher for consumer and trade magazines, she helped small business and corporate clients with advertising, marketing and promotion.

Shelley is a member of the Authors Guild, National League of American Pen Women, and past president, National Association of Women Writers, South Florida chapter.

Shelley shared with Page Readers her story of publishing and writing, her view on the digital options available to authors and the importance of social media. Be sure to sign up to receive Shelley's Wordy Woman Newsletter to keep you motivated in your own writing and informed of publishing trends.

Page Readers talks with Jan Sydnam

Interview with Jan Sydnam, author of "Oh, For God's Sake"
Page Readers talks with Jan Sydnam about her book and how it came to be. Listen in on her views of how she put her skills to work, found a publisher and is even working on her second novel. And if you are in the area, stop by and meet Jan at a book signing.

Page Readers talks with Michael Hanley, author of "Effective Tax Planning for the Microbusiness"

Hear about Michael Hanley, CPA and author of Effective Tax Planning for the MicroBusiness. Learn more about Michael, his firm, Merl & Hanley, LLP, and his book Effective Tax Planning for the MicroBusiness. Michael is also the creator behind the "30 Minutes Books", series that are exactly that - 30 minutes of the real information or guidence that you are looking for. You can also follow Michael on Twitter and connect with him on Facebook and Linked In.

Page Readers talks with Robert Needham, author of Wealth 3.0

After the financial collapse of 2008, economists predicted that if America did not change, we would slip into another Great Depression and possibly a dictatorship.

Dr. Needham sees it another way, he believes that the American dream of freedom beats strong in the heart of our citizens. However, he does believe that it is time for another Freedom Revolution as our forefathers did with Wealth 1.0, except this time it is not for “land”, but “100% ownership of American Free Enterprise (a small business)”.

In Wealth 3.0, Dr. Needham establishes a new doctrine for the Middle Class. He proposes that the crisis created by the Wealth 2.0—Big Business and Big Government failure which broke the trust in “fractional ownership of Big Business (Wall Street)” forever has left our economy in shambles. Americans need to make a re-declaration of our more

According to the Social Security Administration, by the time we reach Age 65; only 3% of Americans have achieved Financial Security and 97% retire Dead, Dead Broke, or Still Working. This is the legacy of Wealth 2.0. It is estimated that when faced with a life crisis such as illness, finances, or divorce only 10% will change their habits and choose another direction. Dr. Needham, in Wealth 3.0, believes that getting an additional 7% to achieve Wealth as the 3% did in Wealth 2.0 will create a new economy in America that can create prosperity, freedom, and a legacy with hope for our entire nation.

The 90% remaining will not change, but the economy will be strong enough to provide them help in their journey to dependence as describe in Tytler’s Fatal Sequence.

Dr. Needham calls for a non-violent revolution of the Middle Class to demand their rights to freedom, life, liberty, and the pursuit of happiness. “We need a system of Wealth Coaches just like the Upper Class has enjoyed; that will provide the wisdom and knowledge needed for Wealth Creation and the Accountability.”

Will you stop asking Big Business and Big Government to “watch over you” and join our revolution to save America? If so, Wealth 3.0—Saving America One Small Business At A Time™ may be just the answer to your financial future.

Visit our website at and let the revolution begin!