S2 E04 – Cross Winds: The Business and High-Flying Adventures of SM&A Founder Steven Myers

Our guest on this week’s Book Spectrum can not really be categorized.
Is he a businessman? He did found S-M-and-A, led several companies and is what we call a “serial entrepreneur.”
Is he an adventurer? In 1992, at the end of the Cold War, Steven Myers became the first American since Charles Lindbergh in 1931, to pilot an aircraft into the Russian Kamchatka peninsula – to do business.
A life-improvement specialist? His dealings in Post-Soviet territories have made lives better for their populations.
Steven Myers is also a Mathematician and served in the Air Force… that’s a short list.
We wanted to learn more about Myers after reading his book: CrossWinds: Adventures and Entrepreneurship in the Russian Far East, so we invited him on the show.

For more on Steven Myers and his book, visit his website: https://stevenmyers.com/cross-winds/

S2 E03 -Meditations to Get Through The COVID-19 Pandemic and Lockdowns

Rev. Dr. Robert L. Gram (a fellow Hudson Valley resident) discusses a guidebook he created, titled Christ & Covid-19: Meditations for Peace in Times of Turmoil, through the tunnel of these troublesome times to bring wisdom of the ages to those seeking comfort.

S2, E02: Art Rios Says: Let’s Talk

Can you look back at your life and say you have no regrets? Are you bogged down by the meaningless complexities of the world? In his witty and poignant first book: Let’s Talk, lawyer and “Student of Humanity” – as he puts it – Art Rios says it’s never too late to make your life exciting, easier, and exceptional.

“When, where, why, and how did life stop being exciting and straightforward?” Rios asks. “We’ve taken on so much stress and worry. All the time. But why? For what?”

The book, Let’s Talk, is arranged as a series of “talks.” Rios offers fun, simple ways you can improve your life today. It can be as easy as spending more time with family, relaxing with a long lunch, or enjoying a lazy Sunday in your pajamas.

“Improving your life doesn’t have to be complicated,” says Rios. “It’s just a matter of putting a little common sense and thought into the way you’re living your life.”

Pick up Art’s book through his website: https://riostalks.com/

S02 E01 – Fred Litwin Debunks JFK Conspiracy Theories in New Book

Fred Litwin, a former JFK Conspiracy Theorist has #debunked all of the several explanations surrounding the murder. He goes further into the investigations with his new book: On The Trail of Delusion: Jim Garrison: The Great Accuser.

S01-E14: Kevin Schewe – Bad Love Tigers, a sequel to Bad Love Strikes

Kevin Schewe is back with a new Sci-Fi Time Travel Sequel: Bad Love Tigers, his sequel to Bad Love Strikes (which was featured on our first Book Spectrum show).

Author (and Oncologist) Dr. Kevin Schewe asks “What if you had the chance to go back in time and talk to President Roosevelt about the atomic bomb? What would you say to him?”Schewe explores this topic and more in his much-anticipated time-travel adventure novel, Bad Love Tigers.

After going back in time to rescue people from the Nazis, Schewe’s sequel to Bad Love Strikes sees the Bad Love Gang – Pud, Bubble Butt and the others – taking another trip to the World War II era, this time to warn President Franklin D. Roosevelt about the Germans’ plans to create the atomic bomb. The President would enlist their help to protect The US’ White Hole Time Travel Project, Area 51 and an adventure leading them all the way to WWII China.

Pick up the book on Amazon: https://amzn.to/2DPCPGD
Kevin’s website: https://kevinschewe.com/

S01-E13: Renae Baker, Defeating Scrooge and Christmas in July

We celebrate #Christmas in July with professional Caroler, Spreader of Cheer and Speaker Renae Baker, whose mission is to spread holiday cheer all year. In her book, Defeating Scrooge: How to Harness the Power of Christmas Carols to Revive Your Spirit Any Time of Year, Renae delves into the history of some of our favorite seasonal songs, their meanings and how they are relevant to what is happening today. Renae reveals why the joyous feelings and goodness of the Christmas season can help us all get through the pandemic, adversity and turmoil of the time. We also talk about Renae’s I S.M.I.L.E. Foundation.

Renae’s Book on Amazon: https://amzn.to/30mcBCK
Renae’s Website https://renaebaker.com/

#ChristmasInJuly #holidays #christmas #christmascarols #christmasspirit #GoodwilltoAll #books #authors #caroling

S01-E12 – PR Pro Scott Lorenz on finding the right title for your book

S1, E13: New on #Book Spectrum: #PR and #Publicity Pro Scott Lorenz, who has placed authors in national and international publications as well as #radio and #television stations, talks with host Chris Cordani about his book designed to help writers of their own books: Book Title Generator: A Proven System in Naming Your Book.
#Authors work hard writing, proofreading, and re-writing their books several times. Still, the small amount of words on the cover can make a huge difference between a best-seller and a missed opportunity.
Lorenz offers his experience and expertise in book promotion to help authors know what elements in a good title attract both readers and potential press. It is an important book for all those who want to compose a book. As a podcaster/broadcaster, I will add this book is also valuable for program, workshop and event creators.
Pick up the book on Amazon: https://amzn.to/2C2bHml
Scott’s website: https://www.book-marketing-expert.com/

S01-E11 – "King of Satire" Preston Coleman: The Lost Gospel of Donald

This week on Book Spectrum: During a time of political vitriol and comedians who are trying to pass themselves off as political pundits, what happened to the good old American tradition of light-heartedly making fun of our political leaders on both sides? Every president has mannerisms and idiosyncrasies which are ripe for some jocular ribbing, so let’s all lighten up a bit.
Enter Satirist Dr. Preston Coleman, who has lampooned pols from all over the spectrum, who joins Book Spectrum to talk about his new book: The Lost Gospel of Donald. A couple of decades ago, he targeted the Clintons with his humorist glasses in the book Those Arkansaw Bumpkins.
In The Lost Gospel of Donald, Dr. Coleman takes us back to Biblical times as we meet the Roman Empire’s Donald of Gaul, a casino magnate who witnesses Jesus’ miracles and constantly tries to sign the Son of God as a magic act at his venue. Coleman brilliantly plays around with the public persona that made pre-President Trump an enjoyably bombastic business celebrity to create a book which will entertain both Trump supporters and detractors.
Dr. Coleman talks with host Chris Cordani about the book, the Donald of Gaul character, how poking some fun at leaders on both sides of the fence can be politically therapeutical and how many in our nation might need to develop a sense of humor.

Pick up The Lost Gospel of Donald on Amazon: https://amzn.to/30WwBOw
Pick up Those Arkansaw Bumpkins on Amazon: https://amzn.to/3hGuHHK
Preston’s website: https://prestoncoleman.com/

S01-E10 – Kate Wiswell's Full Frontal Nerdity; release your inner nerd

Author Kate Wiswell tells us how important it is to embrace your inner nerd in her new book, Full Frontal Nerdity.
Wiswell is a Nerd-of-all-Trades: Educated at Harvard and an alumnus of the Second City. Kate tells her story through complex mathematics, comedy and her adventures in navigating social situations. Kate’s life story and the way she tells it can encourage all of us to proudly display our inner geekiness. #FullFrontalNerdity
Kate’s website: https://ffnerdityblog.wordpress.com/
Buy the book on Amazon: https://amzn.to/2MtXUah

S01-E09 – Rick Pribell on how alike we all are despite our faiths and creeds

Rick Pribell writes about his spiritual journey in Imagine God.
While his story centers around recovery from a major health issue, Pribell reveals the lessons he has learned about people of all faiths in his travels. While religion has been the subject of arguments, celebration and wars through centuries, Rick Pribell asks why it matters how someone worships but that we all have things in common: emotions, basic human needs, desires, we all want to protect our families, to contriute to society and to be treated kindly. Perhaps if we all come to those realizations through our own faiths, we would all get along much better.
Pribell also looks at the decades-long trend of younger people eschewing faith in large numbers. The author talks about why this has happend and how younger people can re-discover God (or the God of their faith).

Pick up the book on Amazon: https://amzn.to/2Zzwrfj
Rick Pribell’s Website: https://imaginegodbooks.com/