Julia Desmond, “Writings from the One”

March 31, 2014
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Some would say that the purpose of life is to seek the Divine.  When the voice of the Divine tells you to write a book,  then it is probably a good idea to do so.  ”Writings from the One: 108 Insights From the Divine” by Julia Desmond, a former investment banker turned teacher of Oneness […]

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Caterina Titus’ Film Vision

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Writing is usually a solitary pursuit, and to publish a book requires a great deal of individual effort.  There are pluses and minuses to that fact. The plus is that success is largely up to the writer, especially with the current self-publishing options, and the minus is..   it is largely up to the writer.  Writing a screenplay […]

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Fairfield Memoirs – “A Time of Innocence” by Tony Kainauskas and “Life on Earth” by Chris Hallinger

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Writers’ Voices introduces two first-time Fairfield authors this week. First up, the long-time proprietor of Fairfield’s sorely missed 21st Century Bookstore, Tony Kainauskas. Tony’s cousin Viktoras is known as the Father of the Raw Foods Movement, and Tony was intimately involved in the development of both that and the Transcendental Meditation movement. After retiring from […]

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D.J. MacHale – “Sylo”

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D.J. MacHale is the New York Times best-selling author of the “Pendragon” and “Morpheus Road” science fiction adventure series for young adults.  MacHale was also co-creator and producer of “Are You Afraid of the Dark?,” a Twilight Zone-inspired series for kids that ran on Nickelodeon for 7 seasons in the 1990′s.  This summer, book 1 […]

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David and Rhoda Orme-Johnson, “Symphony of Silence”

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Drs. David and Rhoda Orme-Johnson are among the pioneers of the Transcendental Meditation that are profiled in George Ellis’ “Symphony of Silence: An Enlightened Vision.”  Both of the Orme-Johnsons were founding faculty members of Maharishi International University (now known as Maharishi University of Management, or MUM) in Fairfield, IA, the home of Writers’ Voices. Dr. […]

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Suzanne Young, “The Program”

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Suzanne Young is a high school teacher whose first five books went straight to the “novel graveyard.”  But she kept writing, and perfecting her craft, and with her sixth effort she broke through to publishing success, in 2010.  Since then she has published six young adult and crossover books, with three more on the way.  […]

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George Ellis, “Symphony of Silence”

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This episode of  Writers’ Voices features George A. Ellis, the author of ”A Symphony of Silence: An Enlightened Vision.”  George’s transcribed interviews of  some of the pioneers of the Transcendental Meditation movement offer an in-depth look at the many ways that individual lives have been impacted by TM.  George himself  introduced TM into Folsom Prison and other correctional […]

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Rudy Wilson, “Blue”

August 7, 2013
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Rudy Wilson returns to Writers’ Voices this week to expound in articulate and inimitable fashion on the life of a dedicated writer.  From the travails of Rudy’s early life and how they make their disguised appearance in his novels, to working with famed editor Gordon Lish of Alfred Knopf (who also edited Raymond Carver among many others ), to  the […]

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Katie Ganshert,”Wishing On Willows”

June 7, 2013
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Some time back, I saw a Facebook post from an old friend -  the kind of friend for whom I am grudgingly grateful to Facebook for providing a way to sort of keep in touch. She had written “JUST GOT MY COPY OF HER SECOND BOOK..I’M READY TO READ! anybody else???” That piqued my interest – and when […]

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Dr. Robert Watson, “Affairs of State”

May 31, 2013
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We go behind the scenes at the White House with our guest this week on Writers’ Voices,  political commentator and history professor Dr. Robert Watson,.  The professor has  written over 30 books, two encyclopedia sets and more than 150  articles, essays and book chapters. He has appeared  on all the major cable news networks ,The Daily […]

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