Friday, February 15, 2019

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J.R. Hauptman has been a professional pilot for nearly a half century. Barely twenty years old, he began as a military pilot and for almost two years he flew combat support missions in the Viet Nam War. Upon leaving military service he was hired by a major airline and was initially based on the West Coast. His flying career was interrupted by the turmoil that racked the airline industry during the early days of deregulation. In the interim, he worked as a travel agent, a stockbroker and even trained dogs and horses. In the late nineteen-eighties, he returned to aviation, flying jet... Read More

I was lucky enough to get Sheryl to agree to an interview with me. Here's what she had to say:

1. What is the latest book or movie that made you cry?

The Secret Life of Bees.

2. What fictional character is most like you?

Lily Briscoe in “To the Lighthouse.” I identify with her as an artist who looks at an empty canvas and think how I can make a work of art out of nothing.

3. What is the greatest album ever?

Very hard question because I want to say Michael Jackson’s Thriller or Bob Marley’s Exodus.

4. Ok, Star Trek, Star Wars, Lord of the... Read More

Jimmy Root Jr., has served as an ordained minister with the Assemblies of God since 1982, including service in Nebraska, Missouri, and a seven year term as a missionary in Colombia, South America. Jimmy is the lead Pastor of Family Worship Center of Smithville, a growing suburb of Kansas City, Missouri. Married to his wife Jean for twenty-nine years, the Roots have three grown children.

His writings, both in book form as well as his blog, are purposed to be a wake-up call to a sleepy American church that seems to be losing a truly Christian World View. Distant Thunder and its... Read More

Ed's Note: I am currently editing a series of books for a gentleman named Charles Speer. His first book of a trilogy he's writing is called "An American Fable". It's a very engrossing historical novel that I think many Broo readers might enjoy. Here's his story:

In this upscale neighborhood of San Francisco, Charlie Speer, a 73-year-old retired CPA, spends his days writing his fictional philosophy, and maintaining his blog, His much-anticipated new Web site,, will soon be up and running.

The “rebel”... Read More

“The names have been changed to protect the innocent,” jokes novelist Wendy Wax about her new book The Accidental Bestseller. “It’s not a roman a clef, but I admit that parts of it are somewhat autobiographical. A few people may think they recognize themselves, but the real life experiences at its core are actually compilations of my own and other authors’ agonies, ecstasies and observations.” The novel centers on a writer who, with her editor gone and her sales in a slump, discovers how merciless the business of book publishing can be. With the... Read More

Long Island, New York – Georgia Woodbine – National Best Selling Author, Speaker & Life Coach will be showing how to Create Your Own Personal Economic Stimulus Plan on Thursday, May 21, 2009 6:30 pm – 8:30 pm at The Lutheran Church of Epiphany 35 Fulton Hempstead, NY 11550. Rev. Charles H. Oberkehr, is the presiding Pastor and Gladys Rodriquez is the event coordinator. Attendees will be learning: What do you do? When you don’t know what to do? How can you turn your obstacles into opportunities? Get the answer to these questions and much more at live seminar with... Read More

Georgia Woodbine “Products that Move You”, Author, Speaker & Life Tells How to Stimulate Your Own Personal Economy Click on link here to view video.PA: What advice would you give to those individuals who going through tough times due to the downfall in the economy? Georgia Woodbine: I recommend people using this time as a stepping stone and opportunity to evaluate where the are in their lives and where they are trying to go. I am a firm believer that after the storm hits the sun will rise again. It’s all about our perceptions... Read More

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The Resilience Reflex Transform Barriers into Opportunities

There is a book tour on her site.

The Writer's Ego

Shaun you're probably nearer the mark than most. "mmm...right right" spoken with contemplative "yawn" inflection when you join a writers' group or dare blurt out in front of established writers (any writers) you tend to scribble, usually sending all...

The Writer's Ego

Very interesting train of thoughts, but I found myself asking, what about those that write under a ghost it to keep their privacy, or perhaps lack of ego...I actually can see both sides, especially when you are talking about writing fiction....