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Juggling with Author Genie Davis on Ten Minutes in Tinsel Town @GenieWrites @TenMiniTT

Posted on September 6th, 2015 by & filed under #SPARKLE Tinsel Town Tonight Interviews, Books, Everything Miz Meliz, Guest Post, See the Video on YouTube, TenMiniTT 2015

My friend and author, Pauline Baird Jones, referred me to Genie Davis when I asked if she knew any other authors who might like to be on the show. I am delighted that Genie agreed and I can’t wait to interview her!

Guest Post Title BarHello there, I’m a juggler. I think that fits me more than saying I’m a novelist, journalist, screenwriter, or blogger, at least right now. A lot of times I wish I could just sit down and work on one book project, or one screenplay – something I have done in the past, but that’s not the way life is going at the moment.

Right now, I’m working on a number of different projects, and keeping them all from crashing to the ground is pretty much what I do. Each has its own sphere of influence in my heart.

At the moment, I’m just getting a fairly major blog off the ground. It’s called DiversionsLA, and while a lot of the events I write about take place in or around Southern California, you don’t have to live in the City of Angels to enjoy it. The sub-title is “Art, Film, Food, Fun and Travel” and that pretty much sums it up. If you like contemporary art, independent film, cool restaurants, or you’re looking for some off-the-beaten path travel that you don’t have to sell your car to afford, then check us out. One of the things I love best about writing the blog is that I can write whatever I want to write, describe things I absolutely adore. So I’m very passionate about that, and about being to present artists and films and destinations that people might not have otherwise heard about. It’s very visual, too, most of the photos in each story are from Jack Burke, whose photography is really pretty amazing. If you don’t believe me, check out his awesome photos in the “Stars Over Moab” story about a glamping vacation.

Another big project right now is a really exciting Young Adult novel I’ve co-written with my writing partner on a number of projects, the very talented Linda Marr. The Cannibal Hunter” is a near-future coming of age story with a strong female protagonist, the first in a series that touches on love, family, government corruption, and yes, a cannibal virus. It’s entered in the Amazon Scout program, and if you click this link to help us nominate it for publication through that program, you can read a short excerpt, and if the book is published through Amazon Scout, you’ll get a free copy. Kind of a win/win.  If you like romantic suspense, we have two releases out now, “Between the Sheets” and “Animal Attraction.” Let us know you’ve purchased one or the other and we’ll send you a fun short as an extra.

Another awesome shared project awaits: I’m writing one of a two novella set with my wonderful friend and brilliant writer Pauline Baird Jones for Holiday release. Very excited indeed about this new collaboration! (Editor’s note, Pauline B. Jones has also appeared on Ten Minutes in Tinsel Town.)

IMG_2620I’ve also got several solo projects out there, including a mystery I’m really attached to, which has been nicely compared to Sue Grafton’s style. “Marathon”  is also the first in a series, but I’ll have a new stand alone, “Gun to the Head” out very soon.

And then of course there’s my marketing communications work and magazine writing. I write for both print and e-zines, on subjects from travel to toys, wine and beer, technology, and finance. You name it, I write it. In the mar/comm area I do corporate videos, write brochures, blogs, and social media.

Want to hear more about me juggling, tune in Tuesday! See the interview LIVE on Blab.

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Genie Davis – Author and Blogger

Show Notes

Author Genie DavisGenie loves checking out cool art exhibits; road trips; and reading with her kitty. We have a few things in common. It will be a great show.

Join us on Tuesday, September 8th on the next episode of Ten Minutes in Tinsel Town LIVE on Blab.im

We will talk about Genie’s NEW books -and republished books.

We will also discuss what it is like moving from traditional publishing to indie publishing.

What is on the Horizon?

IMG_2477I will find out about Genie’s new romantic suspense releases.

Since we are both bloggers, of course we will talk blogging and how it was for Genie when she started her art blog, DiversionsLA

Genie and I will definitely get into what she is passionate about including screen and novel writing.

Connect with Genie Davis Here:

  • Twitter: @geniewrites @diversionsla
  • Website: com
  • Facebook: GenieDavis
  • Blog: DiversionsLA.com
Genie Davis with writing partner on several projects, Linda Marr

Genie Davis with writing partner on several projects, Linda Marr

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www.geniedavis.com   Between the Sheets – July 2015 Animal Attraction – April 2015 Marathon – January 2014 available now @Amazon, B&N, iBook, Kobo

Ten Minutes in Tinsel Town Interview with Ruth Curran @CaptCruncher

Posted on September 1st, 2015 by & filed under #SPARKLE Tinsel Town Tonight Interviews, Everything Miz Meliz, See the Video on YouTube, TenMiniTT 2015

It is my pleasure to introduce you to new friend, Ruth Curran of Brain Based Solutions. Ruth is the author of Being Brain Healthy and creator of the app, Cranium Crunches.poster with images of Melissa Reyes and Ruth Curran over a background of the oecan

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Show Notes:

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What are your hobbies?

I have two — cooking and hiking!

What are your passions?

I am an author (Being Brain Healthy), speaker/brain health workshop leader, and puzzle/app creator. I am passionate about preaching living a brain healthy lifestyle.

[I would be happy] to talk about the brain benefits of travel, finding and living your purpose, paying attention to the world around you, or any combination.

I love talking about how to turn up the noise on life and add quality not just of thinking but also of each and every moment!

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Contact Being Brain Healthy author, Ruth Curran at:

ruth@craniumcrunches.com

Twitter, Skype, & Instagram: @CaptCruncher

Cranium Crunches:

www.rollingmulliganpublishing.com

www.craniumcrunches.com

www.brainbasedsolutionsinc.com

Blogs:

www.craniumcrunches.com/blog

www.craniumcrunches.com/bepurposeful

www.rollingmulliganpublishing.com/blog

 

Find what good feels like.

Ten Minutes in Tinsel Town with Author of The Perfect Parent Roma Khetarpal @RomaKhet

Posted on August 23rd, 2015 by & filed under #SPARKLE Tinsel Town Tonight Interviews, Everything Miz Meliz, See the Video on YouTube, Subscribe to MizMeliz on iTunes, TenMiniTT 2015

Interview with Roma Khetarpal, author of “The Perfect Parent”

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Roma Khetarpal likes to read, swim, travel, cook, take long walks by the ocean, capture sunrises and wind down with sunsets.  Roma is a passionate advocate of mindful parenting.

“My purpose is empower parents to tap into their best selves and build communication habits to raise their kids to be happy, think positive, and do good things.” ~Roma Khetarpal

I asked Roma what she wanted to tell me about her life’s work and she said she would love to talk about the tools in her book, The “Perfect” Parent, 5 Tools for Using Your Inner Perfection to Connect With Your Kids.”

1a romaHere are some of the questions and points that Roma discusses with parents:

  • From this parenting ride, what do we want for our children?
  • From this parenting ride, what do we want for ourselves?
  • How perfectly happy, relaxed individuals become stressed out parents
  • The five tools of communication and how can they help assuage a parent’s doubt, guilt, worry and fear that often accompany the challenges of raising a child
  • How MIS-TAKES are part of the growth process and can be used as golden opportunities for parents to strengthen the parent-child relationship

…and there are more tools and topics in the book and on the interview on Ten Minutes in Tinsel Town:

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Connect with Roma Khetarpal, Author of The Perfect Parent, 5 Tools for Using Your Inner Perfection to Connect with Your Kids, here:

Website: www.toolsofgrowth.com

email: roma@toolsofgrowth.com

Twitter: @romakhet  @toolsofgrowth

Facebook : Tools Of Growth

Instagram : toolsofgrowth

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Melissa’s Rockin’ First Anniversary Show!

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Ten Minutes in Tinsel Town with @MordantWorld @LisaLFlowers

Posted on August 17th, 2015 by & filed under #SPARKLE Tinsel Town Tonight Interviews, Connecting People, Everything Miz Meliz, See the Video on YouTube, TenMiniTT 2015

Join me as I welcome two amazing internet Super Stars: Lisa Flowers and R. Mordant Mahon to this episode of Ten Minutes in Tinsel Town! It is my pleasure to introduce you to both of these gems! They sparkle like diamonds in the sky. Follow these shining stars because they will light the way to your dreams!

 


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Meet Lisa L. Flowers

flowers logoIntegrating Traditional, Digital, and Social Marketing into Your Business

Lisa Flowers is an American business strategist, traditional marketer, social media evangelist and international speaker. She is also an award-winning copywriter and marketer with a diverse background in marketing, communications, business development and public relations. She is Founder and CEO of Flowers Media Matters, a digital marketing and communications firm, specializing in connecting companies, cultures and countries. Their strategies help businesses find and use their voice to engage, influence and grow using social media.

Learn more online at www.LisaLFlowers.com.

When I asked Lisa to tell me what she is most passionate about and what she likes to do for fun, I wasn’t surprised by her answer.

“Okay, I know it sounds weird, but I think teaching and talking about social media is fun.”

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Lisa Flowers – What do you like to do for fun?

For the last five years, I’ve been in school full-time while working full-time and holding down 3 part-time jobs. So, I really haven’t done a lot of fun things. But I do spend time with my son. He just turned nine and is a lot of fun. We go to the beach, park, watch movies, etc. He is my light and joy.

What I would really like to starting doing again is hosting dinner parties at my house. I did this when I lived in DC and it was really fun with a great group of all sorts of people.

And, I’ve been known to go Salsa dancing from time to time! 😉

flowers picWhat do you want to talk about on Ten Minutes in Tinsel Town?

Using social media for influence and how my adventure to Nigeria started with a Tweet!

In the last year and half, I’ve traveled to Malaysia and twice to Nigeria. My recent trip to Nigeria was to present at Social Media Week Lagos. My passion is helping companies find and use their online voice for influence, growth, and simply starting conversations. As mentioned, my first adventure to Nigeria started with a tweet! So, Twitter is one of my favorite platforms.

Miz Meliz and Lisa FlowersR. Mordant Mahon – What do you like to do for fun?

  • Acting – Film/On-Camera Acting
  • Going to the gym
  • Performing at Renaissance festivals with my comedy troupe the Tortuga Twins (TortugaTwins.com)
  • Playing Video games (Xbox 360) with Friends
  • Co-hosting the comedic-motivational podcast “Success Freaks”

What do you want to talk about on Ten Minutes in Tinsel Town?

  • How I am VERY Nerdtastic!
  • I also co-host a new relationship podcast called “I Like You Most Days” (ILikeYouMostDays.com / Facebook.com/ILYMD)
  • I am passionate about helping others be Awesome and Level Up their lives.
  • Fear / Failure – overcoming/embracing both for Success
  • I have been Clean & Sober almost 12 years
  • Anything Self-helpy, really.

All About R. Mordant Mahon:

R. Mordant Mahon’s love of travel and connection came early. Born in Karachi, Pakistan to a future British flamenco dancer and a Greek merchant marine, and adopted at birth by a family in the State Department, he was a true globetrotter by the age of 8. Comfortable in many cultures, he tours internationally and around the USA, sharing his wit and wisdom with those ready to take steps towards the Positive.

In his mid-20s, Mordants co-founded the improv-comedy storytelling troupe known as the Tortuga Twins. Outrageously unpredictable, these three “twins” present a variety of audience-interactive tales including Robin Hood,Captain Morgan and the Island Queen, Swordfighting & Stupidity to name a few! With a background in street performance, the internationally renowned (yes, Canada counts) Tortuga Twins have thrilled audiences at theme parks, festivals, and private events alike.

R. Mordant Mahon is a Success Freak. With 3500+ live comedy performances via his “mild-mannered” day job, Mordant’s passion to Help Others Be Awesome has motivated him to use his powers for good. Author, podcaster, vlogger—he engages his energetic sense of humor and creative coaching style, inspiring others to level up their lives. Whether entertaining and edifying on his comedic motivational show, “Success Freaks,” or challenging people to dance outside their comfort zones via galvanizing speeches, Mordant gives both mind and spirit something to chew on while putting enough laughter in your heart to make you smile out loud.

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Ten Minutes in Tinsel Town with @DavidDorianRoss

Posted on July 28th, 2015 by & filed under #SPARKLE Tinsel Town Tonight Interviews, Everything Miz Meliz, Intentional, See the Video on YouTube, TenMiniTT 2015

Tonight on Ten Minutes in Tinsel Town you will meet my friend, David-Dorian Ross. If you already know of him or have met him on Meerkat or Zoom or Blab, here is a chance for you to get to know him a little better and hear his message. We will discuss why we should care about harmony, peace, and positivity.

Take a Step Towards Peace

Here are the Show Notes

DDR TCMy name is David-Dorian Ross (notice the hyphen!)

My guilty pleasure is watching British and Canadian murder mysteries on my iPad!

I’m passionate about human beings! I think they are amazing and wonderful and beautiful. So the work I do is really about reminding them about how amazing they are, so that they can act more in alignment with who they really are. That’s where Tai Chi and Mindfulness comes in. They are techniques – methods, strategies, tactics – whatever you want to call them – for that kind of wake-up.

What Topic Would You Like to Discuss?

What is Harmony – and why should anyone care?

Health for the Body…Mind and Spirit.

How Can We Connect with You?

There’s a ton of ways to reach me:

  • email: daviddorianross@gmail.com
  • Meerkat: @daviddorianross
  • Twitter: @daviddorianross
  • website: www.drtaichi.com (to get a free private session with me)new-header.1[1]

Do You Have a Favorite Hollywood Hot Spot?

I am not a “Hollywood hanger-outer,” but let me recommend an awesome spot for breakfast in Portland, OR – Jam on Hawthorne. Guaranteed to have waiters and waitresses with more tattoos than you – and will serve tequila for breakfast (not that I’ve ever done that.  OK, well there was that one time.. but that was 1977… and it was Mexico!)

 

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